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People came out to dance to some R&B and jazz music, eat jerk chicken and find some deals on sunglasses, head wraps and other items from vendors on the 25th anniversary of the Jamaica Arts and Music Festival, a 10-block street fair, which was held on Aug. 7.

“We had an amazing amount of traffic. People called and asked, ‘Is it going to be on the Avenue? Is it going to be outside?’” said Tyra Emerson, the executive director of Cultural Collaborative Jamaica, one of the main sponsors of the event, which typically has 100,000 in foot traffic.

For the next year, the Lindenwood Circle will serve as the location for a new minimalist design project that aims to display greenery in geometrical shapes.

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), the Queens Botanical Garden, the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association, Community Board 10, the city Department of Transportation and artists from Combo Colab gathered in Howard Beach Monday to unveil a new public art installation at the circle.

Having lost the annual Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival last year because of the pandemic, Tyra Emerson would have been thrilled for its return on Aug. 7 in any case.

“But this year is the 25th anniversary,” said Emerson, executive director of Cultural Collaborative Jamaica, one of the primary sponsors of the event, in a telephone interview last Friday. “It’s been 25 amazing years. I’m one of the ones who has been there from the start.”

Queens is getting back in step.

The Making Moves Dance Festival, presented by the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, will return to an outdoor stage at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18.

From Bollywood movies and Sikh martial arts to eggplant with roti, from Punjab to Guyana, Richmond Hill offers a rich patchwork of food, culture and commerce.

In an effort to stimulate the economy of the South Queens neighborhood, the Queens Economic Development Corp. released a new video tour and tourism guide called “We are Richmond Hill: A Look into the Faces and Flavors of the Neighborhood” last week.