Sep
22
Sat
Minhwa: Colorful Paintings with Many Secrets: 민화-밝고 화려한 그림속의 비밀 @ Voelker Orth Museum
Sep 22 – Nov 18 all-day
Minhwa: Colorful Paintings with Many Secrets: 민화-밝고 화려한 그림속의 비밀 @ Voelker Orth Museum  | New York | United States

JungOck Chang turned her attention to art when she left teaching in NYC public schools. She cultivated her interest in Minhwa, a style of Korean traditional folk painting and spent the past six years studying and painting. Her images draw on Minhwa’s long pictorial tradition.

This exhibition will be running from September 22 to November 18

Oct
1
Mon
City Parks Foundation Senior Fitness Program @ Roy Wilkins Park
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm
City Parks Foundation Senior Fitness Program @ Roy Wilkins Park		 | New York | United States

Summer is over – no worries “swing into fall fitness” to maintain your perfect beach body. Across the boroughs, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2018 Fall Sports Program for seniors this month. This Fall, 500 seniors in 26 neighborhood parks and recreation centers are able to participate in FREE programs in yoga and fitness walking instruction. Registration for all programs are now open online and in-person at each park site.

Oct
10
Wed
JCAL 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
Oct 10 2018 – Jan 10 2019 all-day
JCAL 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) | New York | United States

New 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning opens next Thursday. JCAL’s Artist Co-Op is an annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC. The goal of the exhibition seeks to reflect the diversity, talent, and quality of work in the Visual Arts of Queens.

The exhibition includes photography, painting, mixed media works and sculpture by 12 emerging and mid-career artists. Open to the public.

Opens October 10, 2018 7 pm and runs through January 10, 2019 at Miller Gallery.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm

Oct
21
Sun
FRINGENYC @ The Secret Theatre
Oct 21 – Oct 31 all-day
FRINGENYC @ The Secret Theatre | New York | United States

The New York International Fringe Festival returns in October of 2018 with both a FringeNYC and FringeBYOV segment.

FringeBYOV (“Bring Your Own Venue”) is a new “open access” segment in the outer boroughs, and encompasses both existing Indie Venues with their own programming. One of the FringeQNS Indie Venues running this 2018 will be at The Secret Theatre.

The show-list for this FringeBYOV 2018 includes:

Crime of the Hour – A true crime-themed improv show. The host reports the facts of a crime which improvisers use as inspiration to create original scenes. Every show covers a different crime to satisfy your bloodlust!

If It Isn’t You – Sophie’s first love was the piano, then it was Charlie. A temporal exploration of a college relationship, an honest confrontation with the “boy meets girl” trope that examines how perfect beginnings sometimes have disastrous ends.

Joe Charnitski: An Actual Patriot –  Joe Charnitski (2-time winner of The Moth StorySlam competition) has given two eulogies in his life. Both were for men named Joe Charnitski. These are their stories.

Oct
23
Tue
Tyrannosaurus @ RaR Bar
Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Tyrannosaurus @ RaR Bar | New York | United States

Tyrannosaurs is a free weekly comedy show hosted by Randall Otis, Jamie Wolf, and Leland Long. Every week we bring you some of the best comics in New York as well as comics from all over the world just passing through. Every week we stylize and diversify the lineup so that every show has a wide range of comedic styles and each show is unique.

This week features comedians:

Jordan Scott Huggins
Ben Siy-Hian
CW Headley
Chloe Holmes

And MORE!!!

The show takes place every Tuesday, 9:00 pm at R’A’R bar in Astoria. R’A’R bar is at the corner of 35th Ave and 30th street, right off the 36th Ave stop with the N and W trains.

Oct
24
Wed
Live Teleconference Music & Movement Class for the 60+ communities @ Gatherpeople4Music
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am
Live Teleconference Music & Movement Class for the 60+ communities @ Gatherpeople4Music

FREE Two New classes on October 24. One at 11:00am and One at 7:00PM
This is a FREE event Until Grant $ run out ! Hear Music from the Big Band Era to Current while participating in Deep Breathing, Stretching, Singalongs with a Highly Motivational HOST. . Just email me for info and you will receive a Thank You with further details. 5 minutes before each class you will receive a link/ticket to join the class. IClass size usually 20. I am a musician who has facilitated these classes ONSITE over 16 years and now doing them ONLINE for those who love music, people, singing and staying healthy from their home or job. Your Host Will Be : DEE. Stay In Harmony.

Email: gatherpeople4music@gmail.com and mention where you saw this AD !

Backsplash Live Comedy & Cocktails @ The Astorian
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
Backsplash Live Comedy & Cocktails @ The Astorian | New York | United States

Adam Gulley and Paul Dagliolo are back in the speakeasy at The Astorian with their live comedy series, Backsplash.
This month’s lineup:
Anthony Devito—as seen on The Colbert Show
Gianmarco Soresi–from Caroline’s Breakout Artist Comedy Series
Pranav Behari–from SiriusXM
Lawrence Deloach—from CBS Sports
5$ at the door…two for one on Eventbrite
The Studio Bar at The Astorian specializes in artisanal cocktails and craft beer and features a full pub menu. Visit theastoriannyc.com or follow us on Instagram @astoriannyc

Oct
25
Thu
Queens Plaza Evening Chan Meditation: The Art of Stillness Beyond Mindfulness @ WeWork Queens plaza
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Queens Plaza Evening Chan Meditation: The Art of Stillness Beyond Mindfulness @ WeWork Queens plaza | New York | United States

This is a rare opportunity. Master YongHua decided to come to New York City. Join us to learn meditation and listen to his Dharma talk.

Master YongHua was born in South Vietnam. He came to the United States at the end of 1973 to attend college. He earned a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

After working for the corporate world for decades, he decided to leave the home life to study Chan under Great Master XuanHua in 1995. In 1999, he became fully ordained under Master Mãn Giác. He then went to Taiwan to study Chinese and the Vinaya for two years. He came back to the United States in 2001. He practiced in seclusion until 2005 when he started teaching Chan and accepting disciples. He now devotes his time in propagating Mahayana Pure Land Buddhism and training left home people.

What is Chan Meditation
Chan meditation is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and call it “American Chan”.

Since 2005, students of American Chan from all walks of life and many continents have been improving steadily from beginner to expert levels, thus enabling them to better cope with the increasing complexities and challenges of modern times.

What we’ll do
– We start by greeting and stretching
– Learn sitting posture & several techniques of meditation
– Silent meditation 15~30 mins (We will decide that day)
– Questions and answers, socializing.

What to bring
– Bring your yoga mat or towel.
– Wear comfortably.
– Photo ID.

Repatriation and Restorative Justice: from Native American remains and sacred objects to Nazi Art Theft @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm
Repatriation and Restorative Justice:  from Native American remains and sacred objects to Nazi Art Theft @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College | New York | United States

Panelists: Jennifer Kreder, Professor of Law at Solomon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Jackie Swift (Comanche/Fort Sill Apache), Repatriation Manager, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Additional Speaker To Be Announced
This panel addresses the process of repatriation at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the repatriation of artwork, which was stolen from Jewish families during the Holocaust-era. Jennifer Kreder will discuss how museums have undermined the mission of the WWII Army Monuments Men (and Women), which entailed the recovery and return of art plundered during the Nazi era whenever and wherever it could be found. Jackie Swift will speak about the process of restoring Native American cultural items and human remains including funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony from museum collection to lineal descendants and culturally affiliated tribes, clans, villages, and/or organizations. Conversation will follow regarding the concept of restorative justice within these two cultural contexts.
Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series
Part of the KHC/NEH 2018-19 Colloquium
Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American Cultural Survival, Resistance, and Allyship

Oct
26
Fri
Snake Oil @ The Creek and the Cave
Oct 26 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Snake Oil @ The Creek and the Cave | New York | United States

Every month comedian Dan King brings together the funniest standups in New York for an evening of laughs and learning. Dan styles himself as an old-school huckster and tries to pitch the audience on all sorts of moneymaking schemes and bunk supplements. There’s no better place to go for quality comedy at just the right price.

Lineup: Monroe Martin III (No Need for Apologies Podcast)
Andrea Jones-Rooy (NPR)
Jaye McBride (Broadway Comedy Club)
Joel Walkowski (Comedy Central)
Andrew Casertano (Comedy Fight Club)

When: 10/26 at Midnight

Free!

Plus, complimentary drinks to folks who sit in the front row!