BoroughCon is a multi-media convention, ranging from live-action television to anime/manga, bringing a fresh experience to the New York area. Some announced guests so far include: Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), Khary Payton (The Walking Dead), Chester Rushing (Stranger Things), Johnny Brennan (Jerky Boys), Jess Harnell (voice actor) and cosplayers Monika Lee, Danquish, Riki “Riddle” LeCotey and Mikomi. The massive event will also host panels, vendors, an artist alley and a video game tournament.
When: Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29. Times vary
Where in Queens: St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11432
Admission: $17-$22 for one-day passes. Other options available
Le Vent du Nord offers full-blooded performances of boisterous French-Canadian and Celtic dance tunes, traditional songs, and original compositions. Catchy vocals and spirited contributions from fiddle, accordion, and hurdy-gurdy define the sound that makes Le Vent du Nord an audience favorite. A pre-concert Quebecois dance class taught by Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance will get your feet ready for the fun.
When: Friday, May 26, 7 PM (Dance Lessons) & 8 PM (Concert)
Where in Queens: Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
Admission: FREE with online RSVP
You are invited to join St. Michael’s Cemetery for their annual Scott Joplin Memorial Concert. The year 2017 will be the centennial of Scott Joplin’s death. He was interred in a community grave at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst on April 5, 1917. The grave remained unmarked until October, 1974, when ASCAP installed a plaque.
This year this concert will feature Vince Giordano & His Nighthawks. A barbecue will also be held.
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2PM
Where in Queens: St. Michael’s Cemetery, 7202 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, N.Y. 11370
Admission: FREE event
The Color Run®, the largest 5k event series in the world, will bring its 2017 tour theme, The Color Run Dream Tour, presented by Lay’s®, to Citi Field again. Explore a world where anything is possible, unicorns are real and foam clouds make everything better. The 2017 theme will make Color Runners’ dreams a lot more colorful with unforgettable music, color throws and an all new Foam Zone and Dream Wall. The New York City run benefits Back on My Feet, a national organization that uses running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness.
Each Color Runner receives a custom race kit, including a limited-edition Dream Tour race shirt, a Unicorn Finisher’s Medal, embroidered headband, fun temporary tattoos and a color-in runner’s bib—to inspire participants to decorate and color their runner’s bib. An option to upgrade race kits to receive additional gear is also available with the deluxe registration package. Participants can color it up with more accessories, clothing and fun dream inspired items at The Color Run store.
When: Saturday, May 27, kicks off 9AM
Where in Queens: Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, New York, 11368
Admission: Team $54.99; Individual $59.99