Join us at the Queens Historical Society to enjoy and enrich your children with an American folk music sing along presented by Moreno Ferreira in the setting of an historic house, Kingsland Homestead. Moreno Ferreira is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music instructor at Blue Kazoo Music Productions. Raised in Long Island, NY, Moreno also resided for years in New Orleans, LA, where he was able to focus on his loves of music and cultural history. Over the years he spent traveling, his appreciation for folk music only grew.
Noreum Machi, referring to a performer who is so skilled that no one would dare to follow on stage, specializes in the virtuosic Korean percussion music known as Samul-nori. Coming from Korea, Noreum Machi’s colorful program includes spectacular percussion dialogues, haunting shamanic chants, and entrancing acrobatic dances.
Mwenso & the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro-American music. Taking from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown and many other American musical legends, Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show the New York Times calls, “intense, prowling, and ebullient.”
Everything you need for a super fun night out! You don’t always need to go into Manhattan to have a good time, but you do need your appetite and dancing shoes for this special event! All the food, drink and fun that New York has to offer! Feast on Verdi’s sumptuous Italian buffet, recognized as the most outstanding cuisine on the Queens North Shore, and dance to a DJ playing today’s top dance and party songs! And if that weren’t enough, enjoy a performance of It’s Your Line Now! Veteran comedians Al Isaacs, Scott Baker and Vinnie Mark bring the laughs, with some extra help from the audience. At this show, the punch lines are unpredictable, but you can count on the laughs! As seen at The Borgata, Tropicana, Foxwoods and The Mohegan Sun, these guys are the “quickest thinkers in show biz.” Limited seating. Valet Parking.
We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, then each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. The series opens with the return of 2 powerhouse bands, Falu, internationally recognized Indian vocalist, whose quartet combines traditional roots with inventive rock, mashing with Hazmat Modine, distillers of multi-American-genres, melded with African, Central Asian, Caribbean and Eastern European influences. Bring your dancing shoes!
A modern centennial celebration of the power and genius of Nat King Cole, brought to life by singer and composer Sachal Vasandani and an exciting group of New York’s top musicians. Sachal Vasandani is one of the great crooners of our time and his “beautiful, velvety voice” and “remarkable stage presence” (NPR) have drawn multiple comparisons to Nat King Cole himself.