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
The World Amigurumi Exhibition is back for its fourth year. This year under Dolls for Daily Life, it will explore wider possibilities of amigurumi with unique shapes and innovative ideas. Artists have created products that can be used in daily life, including hair brushes, wallets, scarves, and tissue box covers. Enjoy an opening party on December 10th at 7 PM.
When: Exhibit runs from December 11 through March 31, 2018
Where: RESOBOX, 41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
The Game: The Game takes the form of a dating simulator, pitting you against six men who are aggressively vying for your attention at a bar. These characters are based on real-life “seduction coaches” who offer tips and techniques—ranging from confidence building to psychological manipulation—that teach men how to interact with women for the primary purpose of quickly engaging in sexual encounters. Composed entirely of scenarios, techniques, and language from texts and instructional videos created by these seduction coaches, The Game: The Game flips the script on the iterative processes of some of the world’s most prominent pick-up artists.
When: On exhibit from January 10 to March 25
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 (Amphitheater Gallery)
Museum Admission: $15/adults; $11/seniors & students with ID; $7 youth (ages 3–17).
Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4-8 PM.
The Game: The Game is exhibited with The Game: The Game Research Reel (2018), a compilation of hidden camera footage, instructional videos, and conference recordings by seduction coaches that highlights some of the actual techniques, scenarios, and language that were included in the game.
The Game: The Game is the product of several years of research by artist Angela Washko in the pick-up artist (PUA) community. Sorting through this often troubling material, she rejects the polarizing language that frequently surrounds PUAs, offering a nuanced view of power and desire in the complex world of contemporary sex and dating by giving players the opportunity to experience these systems firsthand.
Scour the best bars in Bayside for St. Patrick’s Day this March while enjoying some great Irish drink specials at the same time. Commute is short for the Bayside Luck of the Irish St Paddy’s Pub Crawl. Don’t miss out on this All Access Pass that will grant you access to multiple bars along with a guided crawl map giving you all of the best information for the days deals. The full list of participating bars will be distributed at registration.
When: Saturday, March 17 & 24, 1 pm – 8 pm
Admission: $10 Get Tickets Here
A musical journey evoking the essence of the cultural landscape of Italy in all its splendor. Repertoire includes Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style D. 590; Stravinsky: Pulcinella (whose story is based on the character from Italy’s Commedia Dell’Arte) and the ever-popular Vivaldi Four Seasons. Maestro Majkut conducts from the harpsichord. Presented by the Queens Symphony Orchestra, Martin Majkut, Music Director & Conductor.
When: Friday, March 23, 7:30 PM
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
Admission: FREE (RSVP Required)
Sarah Lynn Henry will offer a talk about Elizabeth Korn (1900-1979) artist and her work, presently on view at the Voelker Orth Museum. Korn’s evocative assemblages and prints of the 1970s combine classical imagery with found objects and striking forms. The artist trained in Germany early in the 20th century, emigrated in the 1930s, taught, illustrated books, and created new work well into her 70s. The presentation is followed by a reception.
Sara Lynn Henry is Professor of Art History, Emerita, and N.E.H. Distinguished Teaching Professor of Humanities. Currently she is an independent curator and art writer concerned with art, nature and science matters; also with the contemporary East-West aesthetic dialogue. As a scholar she has published extensively on Paul Klee.
When: Saturday, March 24, 2 pm
Where: Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue, Flushing, NY
The exhibition, Elizabeth Korn: Her American Half Life is on view through April 15th. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 pm.
This free play reading series kicks off with a rollicking, irreverent comedy by playwright Lojo Simon. Relic tells the story of an out-of-work actor, read by Nick Fondulis, who discovers one of the world’s greatest relics in his grandmother’s attic. His find brings him fame and fortune, but he quickly realizes that is not all he wants. The new comedy explores the cult of celebrity, religion and idolatry.
Tickets are free, but call 718-760-0064 to reserve a seat.