New York Epicurean Events presents the best of the best charcuterie artisans from the U.S. and Canada—makers of sausages, patés, hams, salumi, and more. Taste more than 60 kinds of charcuterie and meet the charcuterers. Pairings will include beer, wine, and spirits.
When: Saturday, February 25, 5 – 10 PM
Where in Queens: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
Walk around Oakland Lake accompanied by Nancy Tognan of the Queens County Bird Club to look for ducks, coots, grebes, swans, geese and more. Oakland Lake never completely freezes due to all of the spring water that constantly feeds into it. As a result, it becomes a freshwater duck magnet when other ponds are frozen. Meet at APEC at 9:30 for a brief orientation; learn to use binoculars and a field guide. Bring binoculars if you have them. Although this walk is free, pre-registration is required as space is limited.
When: Saturday, February 25, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Where in Queens: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 22806 Northern Blvd, Little Neck, NY 11362
Presented by the Ridgewood Market, the festival will bring together a variety of local vendors. Some in attendance include Sabba’s Spicery with their spice blends for all types of cooking; the Ange Noir Cafe selling sweet & savory crepes, gluten-free options, French quiches and pastries; Sweet Dreams by Jen bringing cupcakes, cookies, pie pops and doughnuts; and Chocolate Calling offering organic, fair-trade, vegan chocolates and more.
When: Saturday, February 25, 12PM – 6PM
Where in Queens: The Footlight, 465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, NY, 11385
Admission: FREE event in Queens
One of the world’s most-popular operas performed in Italian with English Supertitles, La Traviata tells the true story of a scandalous love affair between a famed Parisian courtesan and a naïve nobleman. Giuseppe Verdi’s music animates the world of Violetta, the beautiful courtesan who must abandon her beloved Alfredo to save his family’s honor. Powerfully moving melodies will break your heart as the ill-fated lovers are torn apart by societal pressures, misunderstanding and, ultimately, death. Ravishing melodies, beautiful costumes, colorful sets, a powerhouse cast, and evocative orchestration abound in Verdi’s romantic opera.
When: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 3pm
Where in Queens: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
Admission: price may vary