Crossing Newton Creek: LIC to Greenpoint
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Crossing Newton Creek: LIC to Greenpoint

Meet outside the east exit of the E, M train station at Court Square (23 St/44 Dr.) in Long Island City. (#7 and G trains connect here as well.) Walk through a nexus of contemporary artists’ activity in converted industrial buildings. Follow newly gentrified Jackson Ave. and cross the Pulaski Bridge connecting Long Island City to Brooklyn. See remnants of the intense and largely unregulated industrial development that thrived along Newtown Creek during the late nineteenth century before the consolidation of Greater NYC and infrastructure improvements rendered it obsolete. View the striking NYC DEP Wastewater Improvement Plant (“Digester Eggs”) and visit its adjacent Nature Trail in Greenpoint. Meander through partially gentrified working class blocks and end in a concentration of Polish food (among other cuisines.) Fee $20 payable at start of tour. Maximum of 30 participants. Please register/query at

What’s That Joke? @ The Creek and The Cave
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
What's That Joke? @ The Creek and The Cave

We’ve combined the styles of Standup and Improv to bring to you an epic comedy show. Some of the funniest NYC Improvisors will make up a set on the spot based off the last joke from some of the funniest NYC Standup comedians sets. It might sound audacious but just wait till you hear how it works!

The audience’s job (You) will be to watch the show and pay specific attention to the last joke of each Standup because we will be asking you for a brief title to that joke, like “Spooky School Bus” or “Subway Barf” or even something that is way better than those!

Your generated titles will be presented to an Improv team who will have to use them to create Improv scenes. Does that sound confusing? maybe but if you come to the show we promise it will make sense! Just trust your hosts Danny Stratton and Leland Long who both love improv and stand-up and know that both forms of comedy can be mashed together to create a wonderful beast of a show!

Stand-up From:
Mark Normand (Comedy Central)
Aparna Nancherla (Netflix)
Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel)
Jo Firestone (Tonight Show)

Improv From:
My Dark Little Corner (Magnet Theater)
Stedman! (Del Close Marathon)

Blessing of the Backpacks L.I.C/Astoria @ Trinity Lutheran Church L.I.C./Astoria
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Blessing of the Backpacks L.I.C/Astoria @ Trinity Lutheran Church L.I.C./Astoria

Blessing of the Backpacks is a promise that our church makes to students in the community that we will be praying for them throughout the year and our church doors are open to them. All students (including those in college) are welcomed. Bring a backpack for a blessing. We will also have free school supplies and backpacks available while supplies last.