Birding in Cuba is a special presentation by Peggy Maslow and the Queens County Bird Club. Peggy was among a group of 15 birders traveling with Naturalist Ventures who toured Cuba early in 2017. The group saw 112 bird species including 17 of the Cuban endemics, Cuba’s national bird – the Cuban Trogon, and the world’s smallest bird – the Bee Hummingbird. Also seen were an additional 19 species that are endemic to the West Indies, such as the Great Lizard-Cuckoo and flamingos. The group visited the city of Trinidad, Havana, and Hemingway’s house as well. Peggy will share photos from the trip, mostly taken by another member of the tour group, Martin Lonow. Peggy is a retired teacher, a current QCBC member, and is president of North Shore Audubon Society.
When: Wednesday, December 13, starting 8 pm
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY 11362
Light refreshments will be served.
Join the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in welcoming Camila Meza! The New York Times describes Camila as “A bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention” Camila Meza belongs to a new generation of jazz musicians that are interested in creating new sounds and allowing diverse influences into their music. Her Latin American roots and profound connection to jazz combined with the fusions of contemporary and popular music give the music she creates a very special and appealing sound!
When: Thursday, December 14, 8 PM
Where: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-4 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432
Join Flushing Town Hall for New Music Horizon! Presented as part of the New Music Horizon’s Collaborative Artists in Concert Series, jazz guitarist Mike Baggetta and jazz bassist Mark Wade will each perform a set of original music and explain their writing process. Afterward, audience members will be invited to talk informally with the composers. Members, Students with ID & Seniors must call Box Office to reserve a ticket!
When: Friday, December 15, 8PM
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
Admission: $10; FREE for Members, Students & Seniors
Grant Lindahl is a world renowned visual artist banned from MoMA PS1 for being too extreme. Every month he hosts an interactive comedy show. Grant opens each Art School Acid Dropout show with an eccentric performance piece. Past stunts include getting tattooed live on stage, having a knife thrown at him and playing a giant paint by numbers with the audience. Everyone is provided materials and encouraged to make art during the show. Each member gets a limited edition show poster and button with the ticket price. Free beer for the first fifteen audience members!
When: Friday, December 15, 10 pm
Where: Creek & Cave 1093 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Performances by Special Guests:
Brett Davis, Petey Peterson, Colin Michael Fitzgerald Burgess, Mike Abrusci
Grant Lindahl (Above Average, Comedy Central), Ian Kitchen, Brooke Eliot, Lizzy Mazzucchelli