UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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01
Jul

Beach Campfire

Head to Riis Landing in the Rockaways and welcome the summer season with a traditional beach campfire. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, a musical instrument if you play one, and fixings to make s’mores or roast marshmallows. Come ready for a great night!

When: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, 7PM – 10PM

Location: Jacob Riis Park, Bay 14 Boardwalk and Beach 169th Street, Breezy Point, NY 11694

Admission: FREE

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Jul

Julio of Jackson Heights

This documentary explores the murder of Julio Rivera in a Jackson Heights schoolyard in 1990. The press ignored it, and the police looked to write off the murder as a drug deal gone bad. However, Julio’s friends and family would not accept the official police report and exposed the murder as a gay hate crime.

When: July 1, 7PM

Location: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY 11368

Admission: FREE

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03
Jul

Fort Tilden Walking Tour

Positioned on Rockaway Peninsula, Fort Tilden offers a mixture of decommissioned military structures and reclaimed natural areas, including some of the most beautiful beaches (un-lifeguarded) in New York that are perfect for walking or fishing. This weekly tour (Fridays in July) with a park ranger will help you explore the gun batteries and learn about the fort’s role in defense of New York Harbor.

When: July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, 11 am-12 pm. 

Location: Building 1, Fort Tilden, 169 State Rd Breezy Point, NY 11697

Admission: FREE

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04
Jul

Hot Jazz / Cool Garden 2016

It’s time for summer hot jazz in Louis’s Garden.  There will be three concerts: July 4 with Gotham Kings featuring Alphonso Horne: Repertoire inspired by the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band Saturday; July 23 with David Ostwald leading the Louis Armstrong Eternity Band Saturday; August 13 with Jane Monheit: Louis & Ella” VERVE Record Anniversary Tribute.
Red Beans ‘n Rice & Sweet Tea are included, plus a complimentary historic house tour pass (good for 6 months). July 4th includes birthday cake celebration in honor of Satchmo’s birthday.

*Series pass includes complimentary soul food luncheon on July 4th.

When: July 4, 2PM – 4PM

Location: Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Street in Corona, NY 11368

Admission: $18, $45 for series of three concerts*

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