Due to State of Emergency announced by the Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday’s Grace Jamaican and VP Records Jerk and Music Festival in New York City has been postponed. New date Sunday, August 25, 2019. —– New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signs an executive order proclaiming a state of local emergency due to the extreme heat forecast, through Sunday, July 21. Major events (with attendance of more than 1,000 people) at City Parks were ordered canceled (or postponed) due to the expected heatwave. Organizers of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival have rescheduled the event to August 25 at which time all tickets will be honored.