Jan
18
Fri
Preparing Your Garden for Spring @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jan 18 all-day
Preparing Your Garden for Spring @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

Recommended for Adults. QBG expert will led this workshop which will focus on caring for your plants and soil appropriately. The workshop will cover soil testing, cover crops, compost application, and planning tips to help you get your garden rolling as soon as the weather warms up. Bring your own lunch. Participants will receive a compost goodie bag and compostable pot to start seedlings in. Limited to 25 participants.

Sidewalk Sales Days on Jamaica Ave. @ Between Sutphin Blvd & 168th St.
Jan 18 – Jan 21 all-day
Sidewalk Sales Days on Jamaica Ave. @ Between Sutphin Blvd & 168th St. | New York | United States

Shop in the #DowntownJamaica district this weekend during Sidewalk Sales Days.

The Jamaica Center BID Sidewalk Sales Days Program is a weekend of deals and fabulous finds on Jamaica Avenue! These are the only dates and times businesses are permitted to display merchandise outside, including hanging items from awnings and/or canopies.

Location: Jamaica Avenue Between Sutphin Blvd and 168th Street

$5 Silent Disco Beer Garden Dance Party @ Katch Astoria
Jan 18 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 3:00 am
$5 Silent Disco Beer Garden Dance Party @ Katch Astoria | New York | United States

On January 18th this party train pulls into Katch Astoria. Katch has everything you need for a funtastic Friday night: food, drinks, and lots of room to dance. Grab a bit and shake a leg or just shake both legs; the choice is yours. Katch also has a plethora of tap options and a host of HDTVs to keep you in the game.

This party brings together hundreds of people singing and dancing while 3 live DJs battle for their attention on the main stage. Sounds like an amazing time, right? Make sure you come out and catch a glimpse (pun intended) of the high jinks!

Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night:
DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits
DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks
DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B

Your Experience Includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• Glow in the Dark gear
• 3 live DJ’s battling for your attention
• Jello Shot Specials

Special notes:
• 21+
• Rain or shine
• Dress Code: Casual

What to bring:
• Valid ID
• You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
• No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.

How it works:
When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It’s super social; you’re in control of the music! There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

Jan
19
Sat
Pooping Butterflies: Fire Types Welcome @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jan 19 all-day
Pooping Butterflies: Fire Types Welcome @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

Ages 8-11. The world is wacky, but it’s beautiful too! Join us as we explore the question “What does it mean to be alive?” through hands on science and art. Each session participants will conduct experiments with live animals or plants. Students will have special access to the APEC greenhouse, live animals, and our patch of the wild!

Not all things that grow and breathe are living. Join us as we explore the difference. We’ll lean fire safety as we try our hands in the art of the spark. Participants will meet a native bird that relies on forest fires to make its habitat, and they’ll plant some seeds that need a good toasting to grow, only after testing their ability to beat the heat first! Marshmallows won’t be the only thing we’ll be roasting in this fire filled program. Limited to 10 participants.

Winter Birds @ Voelker Orth Museum
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Winter Birds @ Voelker Orth Museum  | New York | United States

Not all birds head south for the winter and our backyard birds can use a bit of TLC.

Come and make a simple bird feeder to hang outdoors. Learn about resources for urban birds and birding in our community.

Each year in mid-February the Audubon Society and Cornell University conduct a Great Backyard Bird Count, calling on participation of the public. It’s fun and easy to be a part of the citizen science effort. Museum educator, Anne-Marie Starkey will be on hand to offer tips on using binoculars, and how to observe birds in the wild, along with information on the bird count. We welcome new birders and invite experienced ones to share their knowledge & tales.

Admission $5 /$12 per family. VOM members $4. Light refreshments served.

This program made possible through our Urban Nature Observation Programs supported by Con Edison.

An Afternoon of Chamber Music @ The Church-in-the-Gardens
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Afternoon of Chamber Music @ The Church-in-the-Gardens | New York | United States

Join Musica Reginae for an exploration of 21st century Romanticism with lyrical, soaring melodies, technical virtuosity and beautiful sonorities.

The program includes rarely heard, romantically-inspired compositions,
such as Darius Milhaud’s Quatres Visages (Four Faces) for Viola and Piano, Rebecca Clarke’s Sonata for Viola and Piano and the world premiere performance of
Gilbert Galindo’s Sonata for Viola and Piano performed by Liuh-Wen Ting (viola)
and Barbara Podgurski (piano).

Jan
20
Sun
Dance Theatre of Harlem @ Colden Auditorium In Queens College
Jan 20 all-day
Dance Theatre of Harlem @ Colden Auditorium In Queens College | New York | United States

For the past 11 years, activists, artists, and civic leaders have come together at Kupferberg Center for the Arts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and vision.
On January 20, 2019, join us for this celebration with Dance Theatre of Harlem, a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim.

RIOULT Dance Center Open House @ RIOULT Dance Center
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RIOULT Dance Center Open House @ RIOULT Dance Center | New York | United States

Join us at the RIOULT Dance Center for our Open House! Free classes offered all day long for children and adults. There will be pop up shops, performances, activities and more!