May
1
Tue
Queens Taste 2018 @ New York Hall of Science
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Queens Taste 2018 @ New York Hall of Science

With delicious food, dazzling drinks, and fantastic networking in a festive atmosphere, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council host Queens Taste as their annual fundraiser event. In previous years, we had Astoria’s Sabor de Cuba offer shredded beef with plantains, La Adelita in Woodside give away Mexican chalupas. Alobar in Long Island City has served savory potato pierogis with a creamy sauce, The Nest, a Guyanese/Trinidadian eatery in Richmond Hill, dished out curry, jerk, and BBQ chicken, and Bayside’s Bareburger bequeathed beer-braised bacon with stout onions on a mustard pretzel bun. On the alcohol side, we had Chris Murillo, who owns the local distillery Queens Courage, various wine purveyors, at least seven beer products from various breweries, and plenty specialty cocktails. Abstainers also had options, from Essentia Water to Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and Chatime bubble tea.

May
6
Sun
Claudia Sanchez at the Queens Historical Society @ Queens Historical Society
May 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Claudia Sanchez at the Queens Historical Society @ Queens Historical Society  | New York | United States

Edible Queens is a magazine that showcases unique local food, restaurants, bars and even recipes in Queens. On May 6th, its editor and publisher Claudia Sanchez will be a guest at the Queens Historical Society to talk about her magazine and experiences related to the diverse cuisines in Queens.

Sanchez’s contributions to Edible Queens includes several articles such as: “Street to Kitchen: From Cartagena to Cafe Boulud,” “A Taste of Hanoi,” and “Ten Countries in One Hour,” just to name a few. So for all the Queens foodies out there, don’t miss this exciting event.

As always light refreshments will be served.

May
10
Thu
The Golden Girls Bingo @ QED
May 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Golden Girls Bingo @ QED | New York | United States

All your dating tips come from Blanche. You wish you had comebacks like Dorothy. That means one thing. You should be at Golden Girls Bingo, one of Time Out NY’s 20 things to do in the NYC!
Drop the cheesecake, put on your best 80s outfit and fan gear, adjust those shoulder pads and come play bingo! You’ll watch 3 classic episodes, play a special Golden Girls-themed game, win Dorothy’s moist cupcakes, and make new friends.
Theme: Brothers
Episodes: Brotherly Love, My Brother, My Father, Sister of the Bride

May
20
Sun
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF QUEENS Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center
May 20 @ 4:00 pm
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF QUEENS Celebrates Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center |  |  |

David Close, conductor
Jerry Korobow, guest artist
Oratorio Society of Queens
The Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens

The Oratorio Society Queens (OSQ) will celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday by presenting “Chichester Psalms” and other Bernstein favorites. You will be transported with his stunningly beautiful, melodic, and joyously rhythmic masterpiece – a musical depiction of the composer’s hope for brotherhood and peace. Selections from the best of America’s musical heritage are also featured – reflecting the wide range of music that is the American Choral Experience – with Maestro David Close and OSQ’s orchestra, The Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.

Pre-Concert Day Tickets are $35; $30 for seniors (62+) and students with ID; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult. Tickets on the day of the concert will be $40 at the box office; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult. For additional information, please call the Oratorio Society of Queens at 718.279.3006 or visit www.QueensOratorio.org

Photography is available at https://www.queensoratorio.org/concert-photo-gallery/ or by contacting Oratorio Society of Queens at info@queensoratorio.org

​Photo credit: Adriana Lopetrone Photography​

May
30
Wed
Old Astoria From The New Astoria Ferry Landing @ Astoria Ferry Landing
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Old Astoria From The New Astoria Ferry Landing @ Astoria Ferry Landing |  |  |

Last year NYC Ferry began its new route to Astoria. This neighborhood was first settled via a ferry from Manhattan that began in the 1830s but was terminated after the opening of the Triboro Bridge. We will begin our walk at the ferry landing (3-10 Astoria Blvd.) A ferry arrives from Wall St (Pier 11) and three intermediate stops at 6PM. Fare is $2.75. (See https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/astoria/). Participants can arrive on this ferry (with me) or get to the landing on their own. The walk will include art at Socrates Sculpture Park and Welling Court murals, antebellum residences in Old Astoria, churches and Astoria Park. The walk will end at Bohemian Hall, the century old Czech beer garden for optional drinks and dinner. $20 fee collected at the start of the walk. You must register in advance (email jaconet@aol.com) which I will confirm, hold you on a waiting list, or advise of a sellout.

Jun
2
Sat
THE NEW WORLD OF THE NUMBER 7 TRAIN
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
THE NEW WORLD OF THE NUMBER 7 TRAIN @  |  |  |

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 and you need to register by check to Jack Eichenbaum, 36-20 Bowne St. #6C, Flushing, NY 11354 (include name, phone and email address) or by PayPal (go to http://www.geognyc.com/payments/ ) sending me your contact info by email. The full day’s program and other info is available by email. jaconet@aol.com The tour is limited to 25 people, so reserve ASAP.

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You! @ Queens Jamaica Central Library
Jun 2 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You! @ Queens Jamaica Central Library | New York | United States

SENIORS, SENIORS & MORE SENIORS! Gather People 4 Music invites seniors for an hour of moving, singing, dancing, healing and having fun while listening to music from the 1930s to current.

From the Dorsey & Doobie Brothers, Celia and Tito, Motown Old and New, Jazz, Chinese Mandarin, Latin – it will cover it all!

Jun
9
Sat
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You! @ Queens Jamaica Central Library
Jun 9 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You! @ Queens Jamaica Central Library | New York | United States

SENIORS, SENIORS & MORE SENIORS! Gather People 4 Music invites seniors for an hour of moving, singing, dancing, healing and having fun while listening to music from the 1930s to current.

From the Dorsey & Doobie Brothers, Celia and Tito, Motown Old and New, Jazz, Chinese Mandarin, Latin – it will cover it all!