Jan
8
Tue
2019 Coupon Book @ Flushing BID kiosk
Jan 8 – Jun 30 all-day
2019 Coupon Book @ Flushing BID kiosk | New York | United States

The Flushing BID is officially releasing the 2019 coupon book offering exclusive discounts at businesses located in Downtown Flushing. Over 60 participating businesses will be offering their discounts through this year’s coupon book, from restaurants to retailers, beauty services to professional services.
2019 Coupon Books are available for pick up at the Flushing BID kiosk. Consumers can also get a free copy by submitting mailing request on www.flushingbid.com

Feb
5
Tue
Traditional Chinese Paper Cutting Exhibition @ IBPS NY
Feb 5 – Feb 24 all-day
Traditional Chinese Paper Cutting Exhibition @ IBPS NY | New York | United States

Traditional Chinese Paper Cutting Exhibition features the paper cuts of Gao Huilan. The paper cuts of Gao Huilan are based on the rich repertoire of ancient Chinese art theme, combining energetic and clear trends of northern Chinese cultures with the specific beauty and ease of southern China. Her meticulously executed movements of scissors and knives create masterpieces of fine and delicate traditional art, contemporary in their function.

Feb
11
Mon
Rinkworm @ Flux Factory
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm
Rinkworm @ Flux Factory | New York | United States

Not sure what to do around Valentine’s Day? Roll over to Flux Factory for Rinkworm, a pop-up skating rink produced by Springboard Collective. Open daily from February 11th-17th, this exhibition is highly contagious. Join us for open skating madness, three nights of live performance and music, infectious roller discos, karaoke on ice and Our Bloody Valentine. Bring your skates or use our rentals- all events are free and open to the public. What if the hokey pokey is what it’s all about?

Springboard Collective produces site-specific, interactive, and sculptural environments. This project is co-directed by Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, and Micah Snyder. This exhibition is funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation and in-kind donations from Materials for the Arts.

Schedule of Events
2/11-2/13 Mon-Wed
6-9 pm Open Skating

2/14 Thursday
6-11pm Our Bloody Valentine, bring something to candy coat
7pm Flux Thursday Potluck, bring something to share
9pm Couples Skate w/MC Vinyl Richie

2/15 Friday
6-9pm Open Skating
9pm Live Performance on Ice feat. MOM, Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger
11pm Roller Disco feat. Play Play and Sponsored Lynx

2/16 Saturday
2-9pm Open Skating
10pm Live music by Ben Seretan

2/17 Sunday
2-9pm Open Skating

Feb
16
Sat
(PERFORMANCE) Sleeping Beauty by David Gonzalez @ Flushing Town Hall
Feb 16 all-day
(PERFORMANCE) Sleeping Beauty by David Gonzalez @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Multimedia storytelling with Chinese subtitles. This family performance by master storyteller-performer David Gonzalez is a rhymed verse spin on the classic fairy tale with live music and image projections that create a magical multimedia world in which our beautiful (and funky) princess is awakened by true love’s kiss… or not.

Little Cooks: Lets Eggs-periment! @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Little Cooks: Lets Eggs-periment! @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

For those little ones who just can’t wait to be a Young Chef. Here’s something just for you. APEC little cooks will have fun learning about an animal, and then help make a delicious snack to compliment what they’ve learned. All materials included.

Come join us as we challenge ourselves to try new things. We’ll eggs-periment with eggs from different animals. We’ll try out a healthy and fun egg recipes and practice egg flipping with a silly spatula game. Our animal of the day will be Dougie, the Bobwhite Quail. Eggs, mustard, herbs, spices, avocado, and other fruits and veggies will be used in some of the recipes.

Valentine’s Concert with Bill Gati & Wendy Luck, @ The Center at Maple Grove
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Valentine’s Concert with Bill Gati & Wendy Luck, @ The Center at Maple Grove  | New York | United States

Hear some of the love stories at Maple Grove and selections of music for an enjoyable afternoon. Donations gratefully accepted. Light Refreshments following the concert with an opening reception for our latest art exhibit. Dedicated to Mary (1844-1939) & Jonathan Coward (1842-1917) and other love stories at Maple Grove.

Exhibition Opening: Energy of Place – Lloyd X Latimer @ Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Energy of Place – Lloyd X Latimer @ Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Under the umbrella project Documents of Resistance: Artists of Color Protest (1906s–present), Mexican-American artist Antonio Serna has been gathering material relating to the art and activism of artists of color. The story of the Latimer House is connected to this history through the efforts of Tom Lloyd and African-American artists and activist, who formed part of the Committee to Save Latimer House. Tom Lloyd was part of a legacy of artists of color who for over two decades fought to create and hold cultural space where Black artists and communities of color can celebrate their cultural contributions to society.

Exhibition/ Installation/Video: The exhibition will include a display of artwork inspired by the light sculptures of Tom Lloyd as well as archival documents related to Lloyd’s Store Front Museum in Queens and relation to the Lewis Latimer House Museum. For this Antonio Serna has researched public archives as well as other source material that remain of Lloyds’ activism and artwork. In addition to the installation Antonio has also organized a series of public events with notable scholars and community members to be held throughout the four month residency. He will also present in three parts Through These Doors: Lloyd X Latimer, an on-going personal experimental research focused video that explores the history of Tom Lloyd’s art and activism, from establishing The Store Front Museum, Queen’s first and historically only black-run art museum in Queens, to the saving of Lewis H. Latimer’s house in Queens.

Events: During the run of the exhibition events will be held at the Lewis Latimer House Museum to discuss the intersection of Lloyd and Latimer, art, activism and light!

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Art Exhibit Opening Reception in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove | New York | United States

Art Exhibit Opening Reception featuring the art work of Kew Gardens artists Robert Murphy & Brad Marshall. Light refreshments. Dedicated to portrait painter Eleanor Cunningham Banister (1858-1939) at Maple Grove.

Feb
17
Sun
Bob McNeil: A Tribute to Lewis Howard Latimer @ Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bob McNeil: A Tribute to Lewis Howard Latimer @ Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Writer and spoken word artist Bob McNeil will perform a musical and poetical tribute to Lewis Howard Latimer as part of our celebration of Black History Month.

Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Furthermore, after years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express one cause—justice.

Feb
18
Mon
Swamp Thing @ The Creek and The Cave
Feb 18 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Swamp Thing @ The Creek and The Cave | New York | United States

Swamp Thing is a free weekly comedy show at The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City. Every week the show brings you the best bang for your buck comedy line-ups in New York City.

Featuring:

Carmen Lagala (Late Show)
Sarah Hartshorne (SirusXM)
Tyler Richardson (John Oliver)
Jeff Arcuri (Late Show)

Hosted by Shane Gayle

There’s always a great lineup, free beers and cheap margaritas.