Jul
14
Sat
THE NEW WORLD OF THE NUMBER 7 TRAIN (Tour)
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
THE NEW WORLD OF THE NUMBER 7 TRAIN (Tour) @ New York | United States

Since 1999, when the Metrocard matured, I have led a tour called The World of the Number 7 Train. This series of six walks and connecting rides along North Queens’ transportation corridor became  my signature tour, focusing on what the #7 train did to and for surrounding neighborhoods since it began service in 1914. So much has changed since the tour began. In the NEW World of the Number 7 Train, walks take place in the Hudson Yards, the Long Island City shoreline, Flushing West, the Iron Triangle, North Corona, and  Woodside-Jackson Heights. The routes are all different from the original tour. SO COME AGAIN! Lunch is still in Flushing’s Asian food mecca.

Tour fee is $49. Paid registration is required.  You can send a check to Jack Eichenbaum, 36-20 Bowne St. #6C, Flushing, NY 11354 (include name, phone and email address) or online here (send your contact info by email jaconet@aol.com). The full day’s program and other info is available by email. The tour is limited to 25 people, so reserve ASAP.

This tour is guided by Queens Borough Historian, Dr. Jack Eichenbaum.

10 Year Plaza Anniversary Celebration! @ Corona Plaza
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
10 Year Plaza Anniversary Celebration! @ Corona Plaza

The event will feature food from the new Mercado de la Corona Plaza, a showcase of some of select plaza partners, including GrowNYC, the Neighborhood Plaza Program, and the Queens Museum, live performances, and an exhibition about the NYC Plaza Program. We look forward to celebrating you and all the New Yorkers who make plazas across the 5 boroughs of NYC so successful.

Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador @ Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Jul 14 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador @ Frank Sinatra School of the Arts |  |  |

The Ecuadorian American Cultural Center invites you to discover the richness and diversity of Ecuador in a night that will highlight the customs and traditions of the communities from the Coast, Andes, and Amazon regions. More than thirty artists from its program Ayazamana Dance Group will take the audience on an imaginary trip to Ecuador through their vibrant dances and colorful costumes.

The annual performance titled “Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador” will highlight the customs and traditions of the communities from the Coast, Andes, and Amazon regions. More than thirty artists will take the audience on an imaginary trip to this South American country through their vibrant dances and colorful costumes. Accompanied by live music by Andes Manta, Ayazamana will perform exclusive choreographies to various traditional rhythms such as Fandango, Bomba, San Juanito, Amorfinos and Capishca.

Under the direction of Jose Rivera, this year the dance group will present new choreographies as well as bring back some of the audience’s longtime favorites. Ayazamana will be debuting a traditional wedding ceremony and celebration you can only encounter in the Andean communities near Otavalo. It will also be introducing the audience to Amorfinos or poetic short compositions of popular origin in the Manabí province.

Movie Nights in Rockaway: Big Fish @ Rockaway Beach
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Movie Nights in Rockaway: Big Fish @ Rockaway Beach | New York | United States

Enjoy movie night at the beach!
In Big Fish (2003), an estranged son tries to reconcile with his dying father, a Southern raconteur. (125 minutes, PG-13) Bring a low chair or blanket to watch this modern fable.

Jul
17
Tue
Movies Under the Stars: Coco @ Grover Cleveland Playground
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Coco @ Grover Cleveland Playground

Join NYC Parks, Council Member Antonio Reynoso and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Tyrannosaurus @ RaR Bar
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Tyrannosaurus @ RaR Bar

TYRANNOSAURUS is a weekly stand up comedy show at R’A’R Bar in Long Island City. Each week Sam Evans (Montreal Just For Laughs Festival) and Patrick Hastie (SF Sketchfest) carefully curate a solid lineup of comedians from Conan, The Tonight Show and Comedy Central, mixed with only the best up and coming new talent! The show is always FUN and the show is always FREE! This week’s comedians: Dan Perlman (MTV’S VIDIOTS), Carly Ballerini (10,000 LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL), Michael Watkins (THE HARD TIMES) AND MORE!!!

Jul
18
Wed
Queens Irish Heritage Night @ LIC Landing by Coffeed
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Irish Heritage Night @ LIC Landing by Coffeed | New York | United States

Join McManus Irish dance and the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy as they host a FREE celebration of Irish heritage in Queens. Bagpipes, Irish Dance, traditional music and song by local professionals and children’s groups. Gaelic sport demos and more. The event will take place on the gorgeous East River waterfront, with a midtown Manhattan backdrop at LIC Landing at Coffeed (beer,wine and food available for purchase) easily accessible by Ferry and the 7 train.

Thanks to their many friends and sponsors: LIC Landing by COFFEED, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, Woodbines LIC & the New York Irish Center. Full list of performance groups and program to follow! ☘

Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman @ The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman @ The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!