Get ready to groove and move at the most exciting event in town – Step to the Beat 4K in Forest ParkSunday, June 16, 2024 | 9:00 AM

Join Midori & Friends and passionate community members at our inaugural Walk/Run 4K in Forest Park! This Father’s Day, seize the opportunity to engage in a healthy and refreshing activity surrounded by the beauty of nature, a vibrant community, and the rhythm of music. As you lace up your running (or walking) shoes, you become an integral champion for our mission to combat the recent drastic city budget cuts to arts and education. Step to the Beat traverses the scenic Forest Park in Queens. Participants are invited to join our community for a joyous, post-4K Celebrate! Music concert at the Forest Hills Bandshell. Pets welcome!


9:00 AM Start of Race
11:15 AM Celebrate! Music Concert at the George Seuffert, Sr. Bandshell

Race Details:

Forest Park, Queens
Forest Park Dr.
Woodhaven, NY 11421


Individual: $30
Family (5pp): $50
Team (10pp): $250
School: Sliding scale pricing*

*Interested in registering your school? Please contact Midori & Friends is a registered vendor with NYC Department of Education.


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Sponsor Step to the Beat

Your support will enable the Midori & Friends team of staff, artists, and Board Members to serve more than 10,000 students annually. From tiny tots (age 3!) to teens, we empower students, equipping them with tools and confidence to learn a musical instrument. We don’t build walls with auditions; we open doors by bringing music education to underserved NYC communities, especially low-income areas and Title 1 schools. We amplify diversity through the universal language of music by unlocking hidden talents, challenging social barriers, and giving every child a chance to shine. We champion inclusivity through music by casting a wide net, and welcoming students of all backgrounds with open arms and open ears. Email to sponsor the Step to the Beat 4K.


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