The Art Stroll series, presented by Long Island City Cultural Alliance, provides a unique opportunity to experience LICCA institutions that are walking distance from each other. This week’s program begins at Materials for the Arts with a tour of the impressive warehouse full of unique and inspiring reusable art materials made available for free to New Yorkers through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
You will then then walk to Flux Factory, where curators Christina Freeman and Emireth Herrera Valdes will give a tour of the current exhibition Tongue Tide. Inspired by our home borough — the most language-dense area in the world– Tongue Tide explores the multitude of ways in which artists engage with language. Finally, you will stroll over to the Windmill Community Garden for snacks and drinks.
When: Saturday, July 22, 2 – 5 PM
Where in Queens: Materials for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Blvd., 3rd Fl. Long Island City, NY 11101
Admission: $12/general. $7/senior and student
PLEASE NOTE: This walking tour is rain or shine. Good walking shoes are recommended.
Enjoy unlimited wine tastings and up to 3 sweets. This Wine & Sweets Fest is your chance to sip a selection of wines, curated by a NYC wine professional, and to indulge in unique offerings from local sweets vendors. Think rosé and prosecco gummi bears from Dilena’s Dolcini, homemade caramels from Ruby Lu Confections, ice cream sandwiches from Melt Bakery, pink rosé cream puffs from Rare Bird Sweets, s’mores french toast from Stuf’d, and many more.
When: July 22 & July 23, 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: 5-25 46 Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Admission: $49/general; $59 for early admission to event (12 PM and 3 pM). Use code “INQUEENS” for a 20% discount!
Sweets vendors include: Melt, Jen Bakes Shortbread, Dilena’s Dolcini, 10Below, Acai Brazil, Brooklyn Coffee Co, City Sticks, Empanada Papa, Rare Bird Sweets, Rita’s Water Ice, Seven Granola, Stufd, Sufra,Trade St. Jam, Waffle Cabin, Too Cool Chix, Ruby Lu Confections, Kin St.Hanna’s Meatballs, Down East
Wines to tste include: Dr. L Sparkling Riesling, Complices de Loire Chenin Blanc l’evanescente , Stobi Macedonian Rose, Ravines Keuka Village White, Florography Blooming White, Punto Final Malbec, Chateau St. Andre Figuire Var Rose , North Fork Project Rose, North Fork Project Chardonnay, Linfelder Fish Riesling, Sunflower Gruner Veltliner, Guntrum Sweet Red, Prodigo Appassimento Nero D’Avola, Bronis Moscato , Broadbent 3 year madereia
Many authors call Southeast Queens their home. Some have an extensive publishing pedigree. Others are the proud creators of their first work. The seventeen authors to be honored span an age range from 8 years old to vintage senior. They represent fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Some are children’s authors, while others write for the adult reader.
Come support and salute them in their beloved neighborhood! The celebration will include panel discussions related to writing for the youth market, Hearing the Voices of our Poets, Resiliency Through the Stories of our Struggles, and Marketing and Public Relations – Getting to Where You Dream to Be. Their books will be available for sale and signing.
When: Saturday, July 22, at 1 pm,
Where: Queens Library at Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Boulevard, NY 11411
The authors to be honored and a partial listing of their titles are: Karen Taylor Bass, author of 30 Day Reset: Brand, Business & Bottom Line; Laura Blair, Impressions to a Good Path: A Pre-Teen Popup Reinforcement; Chae E. Blount, Chae’s Guide Book: How to be the BEST Big Brother or Sister You Can Be!; Toni Coleman Brown and Julia Shaw, co-authors of Delayed but Not Denied: 20 Inspirational Stories about Life and Resiliency; Jacqueline Carr, Quiet Thoughts; Frantz Derenoncourt, Jr. Haiti: The First Black Republic; Terryl Ebony, Losing Love, Having Faith & Finding Hope; Jamee-Marie Edwards, But I Am a Cat!; Barbara Haskins-Scott, Let a New Woman Rise; Earnest Hudson, Jr., Freestyle Prophesies & Sacred Ciphers: A Poetic Voice from My Generation; Louise Manigault, Supersize Your Faith: The Ultimate Collection of Favorite Meditations, Prayer and Scripture; Carol Osborne, The Money Masquerade; Faye Thompson, Mocha Madness; Eva Tremaine, Unstable: The Final Chapter; Diane M. Warmsley, Cash Poor or College?; and Ama Karikari-Yawson, Sunne’s Gift: How Sunne Overcame Bullying to Reclaim the Gift.
Back for a seventh year in New York, Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival presents a sizzling day of mouthwatering jerk foods, cooking contests, celebrities, cultural performances, reggae, soca and dancehall music. This annual celebration of Caribbean culture promises an exciting entertainment package of top-tier performers, including the Grammy Award winning reggae group, Morgan Heritage. Soca sensation Alison Hinds will also add spice to the main stage concert. The Cultural Stage will host storyteller and comedian Blakka Ellis, Dr. Sue, and Braata Folk Singers with traditional folk performances.
There will be fierce competition in the Cook-Off Pavilion with Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson, celebrity chef and corporate Executive Chef of BB King’s. Attendees will find an extensive food court, Arts & Crafts vendors, and giveaways as well as a Kidz Fun Zone.
When: Sunday, July 23, gates open at 12 PM. Headline closes at 8 PM
Where in Queens: Merrick Blvd. and Baisely Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432
Admission: $35 general admission. Pack of 4 for $140.