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).

Oct
10
Wed
JCAL 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
Oct 10 2018 – Jan 10 2019 all-day
JCAL 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) | New York | United States

New 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning opens next Thursday. JCAL’s Artist Co-Op is an annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC. The goal of the exhibition seeks to reflect the diversity, talent, and quality of work in the Visual Arts of Queens.

The exhibition includes photography, painting, mixed media works and sculpture by 12 emerging and mid-career artists. Open to the public.

Opens October 10, 2018 7 pm and runs through January 10, 2019 at Miller Gallery.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm

Nov
30
Fri
Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas, by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company @ Thalia Spanish Theatre
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm
Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas, by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company @ Thalia Spanish Theatre | New York | United States

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents an original, limited-run holiday production, “NAVIDAD: A Mexican-American Christmas” at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside, Queens, from November 30 to December 16, 2018, The new production celebrates the holiday traditions experienced by a young person of Mexican immigrant parents growing up in New York City. From Aztec-inspired dance to Christmas carols, the youngster tries to bring their two worlds together. In a dream, they imagine the fusion of Mariachi music with Tchaikovsky, folk dance with ballet, and the wonderment of their two cultures. The program, with 16 dancers and core of musicians led by Calpulli’s Music Director George Saenz, tells a story with commissioned works by Mexican and Mexican-American guest choreographers with new musical arrangements and original works. For information and tickets, call (718) 729-3880 or visit www.thaliatheatre.org

When
November 30 to December 16
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 4:00 pm

Cost:
Tickets, $45; Students and Seniors, $42; Special Group Rates
Fridays only: Tickets, $40; Students and Seniors, $37

Where
Thalia Spanish Theatre
41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside (Queens)
Subway # 7 Local to 40th St. Station. Buses Q60, Q32 to Queens Blvd & 41st St.

Take Root Presents: Ramona Sekulovic and Inclined Dance Project @ Green Space
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 10:00 pm
Take Root Presents: Ramona Sekulovic and Inclined Dance Project @ Green Space | New York | United States

TAKE ROOT, now in its 10th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.

Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card

About the Work: Ramona Sekulovic’s choreographic practice incorporates the experience, sensation, and perception of her own body as well as its individual anatomical aesthetics into choreographic practice. Her work is rooted in accepting her personal dancing body as a research ground. Allowing herself to investigate the aesthetics of her own body in movement has led to a new dance work called Composites. Composites is a series of four dance etudes, choreographed and performed by Ramona Sekulovic to music by Philip Glass, framed by personal voiceovers addressing themes of presence and choreographic processes. Inspired by Glass’ music that he wrote for solo piano as a means to explore and improve his personal piano play, Ramona set out to improve the range of expression of her own instrument by focusing on the specific aesthetic her body produces in movement while being supported and dependent on its physical build. Her fascination with personal aesthetics guided her to new and dicey strategies in choreography, such as developing a 6-minute section that stays in one spot. The movement material of Composites is abstract, and yet emotional and physical. The movement material spans a wide range of frequencies, amplitudes, and spatial directions, as well as movement qualities. Composites is in part made possible through access to the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Subsidized Rehearsal Space Program.

As Inclined Dance Project approaches its 10-year anniversary, the company reflects on past moments, pieces, and people with their newest work Memoir. Drawing material from Inclined’s cumulative repertoire and the performer’s dance histories, Memoir explores how the past defines the present and predicts the future. As we examine our past selves we learn to embrace our nostalgia, memories, and experiences to celebrate our decisions and trajectory in the game called life. Memoir is depicted through a series of semi-linked memory flashbacks, exploring different moments in time through physical and emotional landscapes. The work is choreographed by Kristen Klein and performed by Amy Campbell, Maria Gardner, Shannon McGee, Jillian Pajer, and Elisabeth Wolf. Music by Between Interval, Murcof, Senking, The Books, Johnny Woodson, The Brambles, Peder Mannerfelt, & Petit Biscuit.

Photo credits: Dusan Sekulovic (Ramona Sekulovic) // Louise Palmberg (Inclined Dance Project)

Dec
1
Sat
Book launch for HOLLY’S HURRICANE by Marie Carter @ Greater Astoria Historical Society
Dec 1 all-day
Book launch for HOLLY'S HURRICANE by Marie Carter @ Greater Astoria Historical Society | New York | United States

Book reading and talk with Marie Carter, author of the newly-released novel, HOLLY’S HURRICANE.

“HOLLY’S HURRICANE, smartly set in the near future after a category 4 hurricane hits New York, will appeal to futurists and history buffs.”–Laurie Gwen Shapiro

“Prepare to be swept away by the sheer force of HOLLY’S HURRICANE–a fantastical ode to New York City’s glorious and horrifying past, as well as a warning to us all for the future.”–Molly Gaudry

“This is the kind of novel that haunts you, and you’ll find yourself thinking about it for days to come.”–Liz Scheid

Environmental Stewardship Conversation @ Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Environmental Stewardship Conversation @ Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove | New York | United States

Read a historical piece about preservation of the environment and discuss the reading. Presented by Friends of Maple Grove. Sponsored by Humanities NYC. Free admission. Victorian Admin Bldg at Lefferts Blvd & Kew Gardens Rd. Jo-Anne Raskin to moderate. Dedicated to the Maple Grove Quarry that supplied stones for the foundations of many homes built in Richmond Hill. RSVP requested on our website: https://www.friendsofmaplegrove.org/events1

Holiday Cookies & Crafts @ Bayside Historical Society
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Holiday Cookies & Crafts @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Join Bayside Historical Society at the Castle for this walk-in workshop. Families are invited to craft delightful decorations celebrating the winter season. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served, and Santa will be making an appearance!

6th Annual “Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration” @ Astoria Park Great Lawn
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6th Annual "Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration" @ Astoria Park Great Lawn | New York | United States

Central Astoria LDC is pleased to announce their 6th Annual “Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration.” Enjoy a day filled with Music, Train Rides, Refreshments and Much More! Come Join Family, Friends and Neighbors in Celebrating Astoria’s Holiday Tradition.

Holiday Concert in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Holiday Concert in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery | New York | United States

Join us for an afternoon of holiday music, contemporary, pop jazz and more at our annual Holiday Concert. Our Dickensian Carolers will also be back! We will be collecting new and gently used kids’ books for the Briarwood Family Center. Dedicated to all of the soldiers and jazz musicians at Maple Grove. Wine & cheese reception and photo exhibit opening to follow the concert. Free admission with RSVP or $5 suggested donation for walk-in attendees. Free parking on cemetery grounds– enter at 129th St. & Kew Gardens Rd. RSVP requested on our website: https://www.friendsofmaplegrove.org/events1 or info@friendsofmaplegrove.org

Michael Fusco Photography Exhibit Opening Reception @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Michael Fusco Photography Exhibit Opening Reception @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery | New York | United States

Meet the photographer Michael Fusco. This brand new exhibit will feature many of his lighting, lunar, solar photographs with a few holiday gems, all taken near his home in Forest Hills. Wine & cheese reception at 6 PM following the Holiday Concert . Free admission. Free parking on cemetery grounds– enter at 129th St. & Kew Gardens Rd.

This exhibit is open to the public during cemetery business hours and will be on view for the next two months.

Dedicated to photographer Frederick Johan Weber (1881-1967), who was an official photographer for the LIRR and is buried at Maple Grove.