Oct
8
Sun
The Sport of Kings in Queens @ Flushing
Oct 8 2017 @ 12:00 am – Jun 30 2018 @ 11:45 pm
The Sport of Kings in Queens @ Flushing | New York | United States

Queens has been a major center of thoroughbred horse racing since 1667 when King Charles II of England established here the first race course in his North American Possessions. This exhibition details the history of this amazing sport in Queens from those early days 350 years ago to the present and its concomitant cultural, social and economic dimensions and impact. It relates stories of the sport’s legends–horses, jockeys, trainers, and iconic races.

The exhibition is co-located at Flushing Town Hall’s Greenroom and the Queens Historical Society.

When: Ongoing through June 30, 2018

Where: Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Avenue &  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Both in Flushing

Admission: $5 suggested donation

Jun
23
Sat
Woodside Worldwide 2018
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Woodside Worldwide 2018 @ New York | United States

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities, entertainment, giveaways, dance, music, culture and more. Today is the first of three festival dates (also on July 28th and August 25th).  Come down to 61 Street between Woodside Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue.

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You! @ Queens Jamaica Central Library
Jun 23 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You! @ Queens Jamaica Central Library | New York | United States

SENIORS, SENIORS & MORE SENIORS! Gather People 4 Music invites seniors for an hour of moving, singing, dancing, healing and having fun while listening to music from the 1930s to current.

From the Dorsey & Doobie Brothers, Celia and Tito, Motown Old and New, Jazz, Chinese Mandarin, Latin – it will cover it all!

Jun
24
Sun
Quintet of the Americas Presents Americans in Paris and Back Again Concert @ sTudio 7 Gallery
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm
Quintet of the Americas Presents Americans in Paris and Back Again Concert @  sTudio 7 Gallery | New York | United States

Quintet of the Americas, Queens’ renowned woodwind quintet, will present Americans in Paris and Back Again, a program that explores the influence on American composers of Nadia Boulanger, the famous 20th century composition teacher.

Boulanger’s influence was far and wide, with over 1,200 composers coming from all over the world to study with her. In this concert the Quintet will perform works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Astor Piazzolla, Irving Fine, and Quincy Jones, all composers who were directly influenced by her, as well as music by Bruce Stark, one of the next generation of composers who felt her influence.

The Quintet will also include an arrangement of An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Ironically, though Gershwin went to Paris to study with Boulanger, she refused to teach him, claiming he already had a unique style and she couldn’t teach him anything.

Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.
This concert is ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

Jun
27
Wed
BHS Independence Day Celebration @ Bayside Historical Society
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
BHS Independence Day Celebration @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics for an evening of community fun! Bayside Historical Society is hosting the 4th annual Independence Day Celebration with a free concert and fireworks display by Grucci in Fort Totten Park sponsored by Councilmember Paul A. Vallone, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and Dime Community Bank. Vending trucks will be on site with a wide variety of delicious foods, snacks, and beverages. Admittance will begin at 5:00pm. There will be live musical performances from 6-9 pm. The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 pm. Free parking and shuttle buses available.

Get complete information at baysidehistorical.org/fireworks

Jun
28
Thu
Quiet Clubbing @ Forrest Park
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Quiet Clubbing @ Forrest Park | New York | United States

This family-friendly headphone party has music from every generation to enjoy. Three live DJs will play the hottest beats from Top 40, ’80s/’90s/Throwbacks, and Motown and Funk.

Please note: You must RSVP for FREE ticket.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA WITH THE QUEENS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Russo's On The Bay
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA WITH THE QUEENS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Russo's On The Bay | New York | United States

Don’t miss your favorite operatic arias and songs performed by two of opera’s rising stars. They’ll be performing works by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Mascagni, Mozart and more!

Maria Natale, Soprano
Matthew White, Tenor
The Queens Symphony Orchestra
Martin Majkut, Conductor

 

Jun
30
Sat
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You! @ Queens Jamaica Central Library
Jun 30 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You! @ Queens Jamaica Central Library | New York | United States

SENIORS, SENIORS & MORE SENIORS! Gather People 4 Music invites seniors for an hour of moving, singing, dancing, healing and having fun while listening to music from the 1930s to current.

From the Dorsey & Doobie Brothers, Celia and Tito, Motown Old and New, Jazz, Chinese Mandarin, Latin – it will cover it all!

Queensboro Dance Festival @ Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Queensboro Dance Festival @ Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk | New York | United States

Join the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.

Jul
10
Tue
The Con Artist Book Launch! @ The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 10 all-day
The Con Artist Book Launch! @ The Astoria Bookshop | New York | United States

Join in to celebrate the launch of Fred Van Lente’s new book The Con Artist! As the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of comics like The Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool vs. the Punisher, and Archer & Armstrong, Fred Van Lente has been called “a popular culture maven” (Vice). His work has been praised as “some of the funniest material you’ll read in any format” (The Hollywood Reporter), and his debut novel, Ten Dead Comedians was an Amazon Best of the Month in Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense. In The Con Artist Van Lente, who has worked in the comic book industry for nearly twenty years, returns with his second novel, a murder mystery set at a comic convention.

An unconventional whodunit for comic book fans and mystery lovers alike, THE CON ARTIST perfectly captures the chaotic energy of comic cons and reveals that heroes and villains aren’t just reserved for the pages and panels of our favorite graphic novels.