Piano Masters: Toshiko Akiyoshi and Barry Harris

Two NEA Jazz Master pianists Toshiko Akiyoshi and Barry Harris perform together in a piano duo of classic jazz standards and original arrangements riffing, complementing, and answering each other in melodic and harmonious responses. Both pianists are considered the leading proponents of bebop and this concert will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

When: Friday, March 31, 8 PM

Where in Queens: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354

Admission: $42; $32/members; $20/students (Table packages also available)

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No Limits International Tattoo Expo

Presented by United Ink Productions, this three-day expo will feature more than 250 world famous artists and vendors showcasing their latest tattoo designs and supplies. There will be live entertainment, freak shows, side show acts and a variety of activities, including burlesque dancing, body art exhibits and tattoo contests.

When: March 31-April 2

Where in Queens: Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11420

Admission: $25/daily pass. $55/weekend pass. Tattoo/piercing costs vary per person

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Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life of Thomas Chapin (Film)

The event celebrates the life of this Jackson Heights artist and resident, and his 60th birthday anniversary (March 9). This award-winning film tells the story of Thomas Chapin, a brilliant and extraordinary jazz master from the 1990s, who died at age 40 from leukemia at the height of his music career. Chapin was one of the few artists of his generation to exist in both the New York City’s downtown experimental scene and in the uptown world of traditional jazz. He created an edgy, engaging, cutting-edge sound that pushed jazz forward. The film will inspire everyone, not just jazz fans.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo, an EMMY-winning director, and her co-producer/co-writer Noel M. Izon, also a veteran documentary filmmaker.

This is the all-new 96 min. version.

When: Saturday, April 1, 7PM

Where in Queens: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354

Admission: FREE event in Queens

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Queens Taste 2017

Our annual food-and-networking event is back – Queens Taste! More than 50 restaurants, beverage purveyors, and dessert makers provide samples of their products to at least 700 attendees (including some of the best-connected Queens residents). Diversity is on display from first bite with everything from creamy to crunchy, fiery to flaky, and savory to sweet.

Presented by Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council.

When: Tuesday, May 2, 6-9 PM

Where in Queens: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368

Admission: $125

What is included in a Queens Taste admission ticket?

All-you-can-eat samples from all Queens restaurants
All-you-can-drink samples from local breweries, wine stores, and spirits purveyors
All-you-can-fit samples of artisan desserts
All-you-can-explore admission to the New York Hall of Science

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About Us

See the World, It's in Queens!

The Queens Tourism Council promotes the world’s most diverse county through organized efforts by local businesses, cultural institutions and government. We foster economic opportunities, travel and tourism by letting visitors and residents know that – with great places to visit, eat, play and stay – It’s in Queens!