Feb 24 all-day
Central Astoria LDC is excited to bring you a Multi-Cultural Celebration!! Travel the World in one Day from China to Mexico!! Come join us for this FREE event, as we come together to celebrate all the different cultures from around world in music and dance. Can’t wait to see you there!!!
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Noreum Machi, referring to a performer who is so skilled that no one would dare to follow on stage, specializes in the virtuosic Korean percussion music known as Samul-nori. Coming from Korea, Noreum Machi’s colorful program includes spectacular percussion dialogues, haunting shamanic chants, and entrancing acrobatic dances.
Mar 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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. The next class will be led by Joey De Jesus “You Found a Poem
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Mwenso & the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro-American music. Taking from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown and many other American musical legends,
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm
Everything you need for a super fun night out! You don’t always need to go into Manhattan to have a good time, but you do need your appetite and dancing shoes for this special event! All the food, drink and fun that New York has to offer! Feast on Verdi’s sumptuous Italian buffet, recognized as
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, then each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. The series opens with the return of 2 powerhouse bands, Falu, internationally recognized Indian vocalist, whose quartet combines traditional roots with inventive rock, mashing with Hazmat
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
PEC and SunPower by EmPower Solar bring this workshop to Queens families to celebrate Solar Appreciation Day. This STEM workshop covers the basics of energy, electricity, electric vehicles, batteries, and includes a lesson on how to build your own solar-powered toy car. The workshop will also help children explore how our energy and transportation choices
Mar 12 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Nature based playtime for babies and caregivers! Enjoy singing songs, moving to music and hands-on activities that spark curiosity and discovery. Little ones will meet a special animal guest in each class.
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm
Speakers: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Rachel Waters, graduate student at the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known as #NODAPL or the Standing Rock protests, began after Energy Transfer Partners gained approval to build a pipeline
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
A modern centennial celebration of the power and genius of Nat King Cole, brought to life by singer and composer Sachal Vasandani and an exciting group of New York’s top musicians. Sachal Vasandani is one of the great crooners of our time and his “beautiful, velvety voice” and “remarkable stage presence” (NPR) have drawn multiple
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids. For kids ages 8-12 “Epic Poems: Our Heroes, Ourselves” We
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm
Solo recital by 14-year old piano prodigy Huang Tiange. Tiange will present powerful music including masterpieces of Scarlatti, Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven, Prokofiev and two premieres of Tiange’s own sonata and Wang Hua’s Suite Ba Shan Yu Shui.
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm
The number one selling UK trio, Tenors Unlimited, returns to the US with their show From Venice to Vegas, an exciting program of classical and popular music. Also known as The Rat Pack of Opera, the tenors will take you on a fantastic musical journey that will move you and make you laugh, in equal
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm
Artist and producer Kim Clarke is the founder of LADY GOT CHOPS, a women’s history month music and arts Festival. She has organized concerts, advertised for fellow musicians, and enhanced careers of women in jazz and music for 17 years. This concert will be a culmination of a long dream to present a Global healing
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrating their 40th season of performing chamber music, we welcome back the Con Brio Ensemble. Do not miss a delightful afternoon with musicians: Mittler-Battipaglia (pianist/co-founder of the ensemble) Alexander Meshibovsky (violin) Gary Dranch (clarinet) and Osceola Davis (soprano) The program includes: Handel – Arias for Soprano, Violin, and Piano Brahms – Violin Sonata, Op. 78
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Ricky Nelson, and Bobby Brooks Wilson, son of Jackie Wilson, come together to pay tribute to their legendary fathers. This unique multi-media entertainment event, features all of the billboard hits recorded by both Ricky Nelson and Jackie Wilson that kept a generation of rock and roll
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
Award-winning musician Joe Kye brings his unique blend of violin looping, electronics, singing, and storytelling, with special guest, Chinese-American hip-hop artist Jason Chu. Migrants tells the story of Joe’s life as an immigrant Asian-American, weaving together original music, humorous stories, and cutting-edge technology. Pre-show workshop on expressing cultural identity through sound will have participants question:
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm
One of the most successful vocal groups of all time, The Platters are as popular today as they were when they first burst onto the world stage 50 years ago. With 40 singles making an appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, they were the most successful vocal group in the world, between 1955 and 1967.
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm
Latin Grammy Award-winning all-female mariachi group Flor de Toloache is pushing genre boundaries with their fresh, versatile take on traditional Mexican music with explosive vocal harmonies and searing solos rounded out by soaring violin, nimble vihuela, bright trumpets, and propulsive guitarron.
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Spanglish Fly returns with that Latin Boogaloo, soul and R&B mix you can only find in NYC, mashed with ecstatic Eastern European Jewish melodies and rhythms by
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ever wondered what makes all the lights in your house turn on? Here at the Queens Historical Society we are looking for bright minds to join us in an exciting family workshop to help us illuminate the past and shine bright into the future. Electricity is all around us and powers almost everything we use
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm
Speakers/Performers: Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel, Founders of Spiderwoman Theatre Founded in 1976 in New York City, Spiderwoman Theatre is the oldest indigenous people’s theatre company in the United States. Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel as well as their sister Lisa Mayo, are from the Kuna and Rappahannock nations and have formed the core of
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
In celebration of the Thai New Year: Songkran, multi-award winning Thai saxophone legend Koh “Mr. Saxman” (coming all the way from Thailand!) and “shape-shifter” pianist John di Martino Trio will perform an evening of the music of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama 9 of Thailand.
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm
Come journey with us — Diane Block, violinist and Terry Batts, cellist, perform their new musical program which has proven most popular. They explore our common American experience through the lens of cinematic music: musical soundtracks from iconic films that resonate for all of us including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, On the Waterfront, Peter Gunn, The
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Get ready to square dance with mandolin, bluegrass master Buddy Merriam and Back Roads, mashing up the night with the hip-swiveling, Afro-Cuban rhythms of Conjunto Guantánamo. The
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, the SFJAZZ Collective, and her husband, the pianist Bill Charlap. A New York City staple for years, every member of Rosnes’ all-star quartet has an equally
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Toronto’s multiaward winning, world-touring, groundbreaking guerrilla-folk party-punk Balkan-brass band, meets NYC’s Kakande, with lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, cellos and the balafon (xylophone) of
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Inspired by the ancient Chinese wisdom residing in the Book of Change (I-Ching), which explores the concept of Bagua (eight trigrams) and Yin-Yang, this music and dance work “Changes” demonstrates the Eastern thought of the power of changes, the relationship between changeable small units, and the big universal energy, that emanates from humans and nature.
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
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
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
This concert is the title of QJO’s Music Director Jimmy Heath’s latest big band album “It Aint Over Yet”, a testimony to his life and long legacy of great music. The compositions are all arranged by Jimmy Heath for this 17-piece big band and will span the corridors of his musical and creative imagination. This
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