New York’s best comedians try to stay focused while being cross-examined and fact-checked during their sets. Adjudicator Matt Storrs disrupts their sets while bailiff Tristan Miller keeps the proceedings from descending into chaos. The Storrs Objection is aggressively accurate comedy.
Myq Kaplan (Conan)
Dan Amaro (Comedy Off Main Street)
Amanda Hurley (Beast Village Comedy Festival)
Veronica Garza (New York Comedy Club)
Are you looking for answers to your real estate questions? This Seminar is Geared For:
First Time Home Buyers
Move-up Buyers (Anyone considering selling their current home and Buying a new home)
People interested in Real Estate Investing
Topics we will be discussing:
What’s needed in getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
The Home Buying Process for a House/Multi-Family, Condo/Townhouse and Co-ops
How to Build your Home Buying Team
Selling and Buying at the same time, How to get started
Understanding the Offer Process and How to get your Offer Accepted
Exploring Mortgage Loan Options best suited for your particular situation
What is the Success Formulas to Buying Investment Properties
and much more.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please join Bayside Historical Society and honored guests at Dermody Triangle, the site of one of NYC’s oldest war memorials, as we lay a wreath to honor the memory of Baysider Captain William C. Dermody and all those who bravely fought in the Civil War.
Captain William C. Dermody was an outspoken abolitionist who was mortally wounded at the Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia in May 1864. He volunteered with the 67th New York Infantry and served in Company K, the first regiment of Long Island volunteers. In 1866, the Dermody Triangle site was dedicated to the memory of Captain Dermody by a ceremonial meeting of a Union and Confederate veteran, each planting a special tree: a maple to represent the North and a sycamore to represent the South. The trees were to grow together as a symbol of the communal hope for a better union. To this effect, a monument was placed in the square with the inscription “For a Better Union 1861-1865,” which remains there today.
Representatives from Company K, 67th New York Infantry, will attend the ceremony on May 30th in period-correct Civil War uniforms and include an honor guard carrying a reproduction of their Regimental Flag and drummer during a “present arms” salute. The 67th New York will share about the mission and activities of their living history organization, including their well-regarded educational programs in schools.
Meetup Location: Captain Dermody Triangle, 216 48th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/dermody-triangle-memorial-ceremony
Celebrate the shared music and dance traditions of the Piedmont, the hilly region stretching from Georgia to the Chesapeake, and the Appalachians, which for centuries were equally popular among rural blacks and whites. Blues harmonica master Phil Wiggins is joined by guitarist Rick Franklin and fiddler Marcus Moore, and the incomparable dance artistry of Junious Brickhouse. The Harris Brothers, Appalachian blues songsters, round out the program with Reggie on guitar, Ryan on bass, and a kick drum fashioned from a beaten-up suitcase!
This National Trails Day, join the Environmental Stewardship Team for planting at Pat Dolan Trail and help set the world record for the most people improving trails in a single day! Adding more native plants beautifies the trail and increases the biodiversity of the Willow Lake Preserve, allowing more native animal species to call this natural area their home. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes.
Our last class of the season will be led by David Burr Gerrard on Saturday, June 1st from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Library on Broadway at 40-20 Broadway (Astoria):
“Everyday Stories, Everyday Plots”
Too often, writers think of plot in terms of bangs and whimpers: either there are explosions, or there are characters wandering around feeling sad and not doing anything. Through generative writing exercises and readings from authors such as Alfredo Bryce Echenique, John Cheever, and Alice Walker, this class will explore how you can give your characters simple, even mundane goals that enliven your fiction.
Burr Gerrard is the author of The Epiphany Machine (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017) and Short Century (Rare Bird, 2014).
This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.
Tickets are on sale for the Water Lantern Festival in Queens, NY at Flushing Meadows Corona Park!
Get your tickets at www.WaterLanternFestival.com
Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water.
Get your tickets now before they sell out!