THIS WEEK IN QUEENS
June 11, 8 pm and July 16, 8 pm
While Astoria is a pleasant, bustling, vibrant part of Queens today, it also has a dark and lurid history. This two-hour stroll visits some lesser-known historical sites, including the glorious Victorian mansions of Old Astoria Village, and reveals unsettling tales of the neighborhood’s grim and ghostly past.
The parade is a beautiful display of Colombian silletas or floral ornaments as massive as 8 feet tall. In addition to flowers, there will be dance performances, live music, antique cars, the Flower Queen, giveaways, and the men and women who work tirelessly to create these breath-taking works of art.
When: July 10, 12PM-2PM
Location: Northern Boulevard between 69th and 88th streets, Jackson Heights 11372
This is New York City’s largest free performing arts festival across parks in all five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Yiddish Soul, and Taiwanese music to dance, comedy and theater, New Yorkers will have access to exceptional cultural experiences. This year there will be a special focus on Jazz, which coincides with the upcoming centennial of the musical dawning of the term “jazz,” as well as what would have been the 100th birthdays of late jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald.
In Queens, the festival opens with a big night of music on June 26 in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park featuring R&B star, Ginuwine. Programming will continue throughout July in Socrates Sculpture Park and Queensbridge Park both in Long Island City. Some highlights include hip-hop pioneers Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun, preeminent jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, and a night with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Queens Poet Laureates.
Various Queens, NY locations.
Bring your entire family and friends to explore some of the very best of “The World’s Borough” right at your fingertips. This summer festival will feature an outdoor, music by Queens native DJ CAMILO of Hot 97, guided tours of the New York State Pavilion’s Tent of Tomorrow, inflatable bounce houses, a Delta Lines Scavenger Hunt, activities run by the United States Tennis Association, an appearance by Mr. Met, food and craft vendors, exhibits of memorabilia from the original 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs, classic cars and a boat from the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.
When: June 26, 1-8PM
Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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