Aug
23
Thu
MOODS AND EXPRESSIONS – A Caribbean Sensation @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm
MOODS AND EXPRESSIONS - A Caribbean Sensation @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) proudly presents MOODS AND EXPRESSIONS, A Caribbean Sensation that celebrates Caribbean artists living in metropolitan, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, with some of whom were seen in the documentary film “Plight Of The Caribbean Artists.”

The MOODS AND EXPRESSIONS exhibition includes paintings, mixed media works and sculptures by Jean Dominique Volcy, Nigel Pierre, Patricia Brintle, Lennox Warner, Ava Tomlinson, Stanwyck Cromwell, David Wilson, and Carlton D. Murrell.

“Each of the eight artists approaches the theme in his/her own way, but with a common spirit of nostalgia-borrowing feelings and ideas of Afro-Caribbean life styles and culture, be it 2 or 3 dimensional,” states exhibition curator Carlton D. Murrell.

The exhibition will open to the public from August 23 to September 30, 2018. The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7 p.m. The Miller Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Sep
15
Sat
“Eat more Save more” Lunch Pass Program @ Downtown Flushing BID
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm
"Eat more Save more" Lunch Pass Program @ Downtown Flushing BID | New York | United States

The Lunch Pass allows consumers to try out a variety of restaurant located in Downtown Flushing. Consumers could use the coupon tags on each Lunch Pass for one dollar ($1.00) off per lunch meal purchase of five dollars ($5.00) or more. The coupon will be valid on Monday through Friday from September 15th, 2018 to December 31st, 2018.

Stop by and Grab a free Lunch Pass @ Flushing BID Info Booth (located in front of Flushing Library, Kissena Blvd & Main Street).

Inner Mongolia Performing Arts Troupe @ Flushing Town Hall
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm
Inner Mongolia Performing Arts Troupe @ Flushing Town Hall

Celebrating the Inner Mongolian culture of the grasslands, dancers and musicians bring their evocative and energetic performing arts to the stage. The sounds of long-tone and Mongolian throat singing join the music of horse-head fiddles and the vibrancy of dance to bring ethnic Mongolian culture to life.

World War I Exhibit in Kew Gardens – Opening Reception @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
World War I Exhibit in Kew Gardens - Opening Reception @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery | New York | United States

Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with an exhibit that will be on display for the next month. The opening will include a short lecture about the exhibit and a wine & cheese reception. Free admission; RSVP requested but not required. Free Parking

Salsa Masala: a Jackson Heights Block Party @ Viva la Comida Festival
Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Salsa Masala: a Jackson Heights Block Party @ Viva la Comida Festival | New York | United States

Queens Council on the Arts’ Artist Commissioning Program will present at Viva la Comida the world premiere of Salsa Masala: A Jackson HeightsBlock Party, a new work completed by ACP awardee in music composition Neil Padukone. Inspired by the music of Latin America, the Indian subcontinent, and Black music of the US, Salsa Masala creates “that special mix”—the Spanish and Hindi translations of the work’s title.

CinemaLIC Presents: Ratatouille @ Hunters Point South Park
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm
CinemaLIC Presents: Ratatouille @ Hunters Point South Park | New York | United States

Join HPPC and CinemaLIC for another free movie in the park presented by Nest Seekers. Film begins at dusk.

Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart’s delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris’ finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream.

Sep
18
Tue
Freeway of Love: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Roberta Flack @ Central Library
Sep 18 @ 6:57 pm – 7:57 pm

Emilie Surtees is an independent recording artist who writes, co-produces, & performs her original music all around her native New York and abroad. She also performs tribute shows at some of New York’s top venues such as on the Main Stage at BB King’s Blues Club in Times Square, at The Highline Ballroom in Chelsea, at the World Renowned Cafe Wha? in the Village, at Resorts World Casino, at Empire City Yonkers Casino, and many more.

Emilie Surtees’ shows are filled with highly skilled, world travelled musicians along with great music by some of your favorite artists and lots of humor. If you’re looking to sing along, clap along, and to dance in your seat, come grab yourself an Emilie Surtees experience!

This Culture Connection concert will take place at Central Library.
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432

Suzi Siegel’s Tiny New York @ The Astoria Bookshop
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suzi Siegel's Tiny New York @ The Astoria Bookshop

Join Queens local Suzi Siegel for Tiny New York: The Smallest Things in the Biggest City. While New York may be famous for its towering skyscrapers and colossal neon billboards, it turns out it’s actually the little things that tell the real New York story.

Suzi Siegel, who is little, grew up in a little apartment in the Bronx. She is a former investigative reporter and travel writer. Thus, she is uniquely qualified to write a book full of words about the tiny things in New York City that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Siegel has worked as a crime reporter in Detroit, an assistant to Sean “Diddy” Combs, and a foreign correspondent for Marie Claire magazine. She earned her master’s degree from Harvard and has been to Djibouti. Siegel lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods, because it’s just like traveling even though it’s home.

HOT JAM! Open Stage at Shillelagh Tavern @ Shillelagh Tavern
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
HOT JAM! Open Stage at Shillelagh Tavern @ Shillelagh Tavern | New York | United States

The N.E.X.T. HOT JAM! – an OPEN STAGE, New Orleans-style JAM SESSION -Sign up to play from a list of songs selected for the evening.

Bring your instruments and JAM OUT on three (15-20 minute) popular songs during a one-hour set. There will be THREE SETS FOR THE EVENING (sign-up for the 8pm set, 9pm set or 10pm set with an open IMPROV jam finalé ). Stand-up comedy slots in between set changes. THIS IS A CITY-WIDE INVITATION FOR ALL MUSICIANS TO COME AND JAM IN ASTORIA, QUEENS! FREE ADMISSION. Hosted by emcee James Avatar.

Drink Specials galore including $5 “Music Tribute” shots. 21+ w/I.D.

Got talent? Then bring your guitar/bass/keys/synth/horn/string/pop/rap/rock/reggae/vocals and yo ass to Queens! #LiveInAstoria #hotjam #jamsong #openstage

Sep
20
Thu
Back to School in Good Health @ Long Island City YMCA
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm
Back to School in Good Health @ Long Island City YMCA

Expert pediatrician Dr. Rachel Brozinsky will discuss recommended exams, healthy eating, and more. Have your questions answered and your concerns addressed. Presented by Mount Sinai Queens in collaboration with The Long Island City YMCA.