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.

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

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.

Inna Live in NYC @ Melrose Ballroom
Sep 21 all-day
Inna Live in NYC @ Melrose Ballroom

Inna live in concert in New York! Doors 8 PM. Concert 11:30 PM. 21+ w/ID. Photo and Video by Geometria New York.
Info & Reservations: 929-293-9193

Banda Magda @ Flushing Town Hall
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Banda Magda @ Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall is a new member of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network! Excited to present Banda Magda led by Greek-born composer, arranger, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, who takes the audience on a global journey of music, rhythm, and storytelling. Drawing on the band’s global background, the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, audience participation, mid-century classics and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages.


$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Take Root Presents: Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre & Logos Dance Collective @ Green Space
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 10:00 pm
Take Root Presents: Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre & Logos Dance Collective @ Green Space

Take Root Presents: Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre & Logos Dance Collective. Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre’s where have you been, where are you going? explores the journey away from and toward home as a physical, emotional and psychological place. The piece also contends with feminist, political and social identities in relationship to “home,” in literal and metaphorical terms. Weaving together dance, theatre, music and text, the work utilizes personal narratives that are conciliatory as well as revelatory, sometimes attached to landscapes, to further explore multiple meanings and layers in our associations with home.

Through movement, live music and the spoken word, Curved Spacetimes: Where Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Virginia Woolf aims to make public the private experience of the flow of time and to make visible the invisible nature of time itself. Let Zarathustra and Mrs. Dalloway guide you through the eternal return while you contemplate whether to live your life all over again. Come experience past, present, future, time reversal and general relativity in action as dancers’ bodies tell spacetime how to curve and curved spacetime tells dancers’ bodies how to move.

Photos by: Svetlana Didorenko and Allison Armfield

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