Tommy Lasorda, one of baseball's greatest managers ever to coach the game once said, "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." When I met Ashley Dean, lately known as the Queen of Astoria, a few years back, the first thing that stood out was all the ambitious goals she held. After working with her on countless events (both mine and hers) over the last two years, I have noticed that she is more determined to realize all her lofty goals and dreams, than most people I have ever met. For myself, a Queens born kid, it has been an honor to watch this adopted Queens kid do her thing, in my home borough. From lending a hand in volunteer efforts in parts of Queens where even Queens born residents would never touch foot in, to organizing the 2nd Annual Hip Hop Festival to debut at the Queens Museum this Friday night, Ashley is accomplishing all her goals, one by one. Click on the link below for details & to purchase tickets for the 3 day event. See you guys there.
words by Adolfo Steve Vazquez flyer by Queens Hip Hop Festival