Jun 6 – Jun 10 all-day
12:00 am
The picturesque Astoria Park comes alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of the colorful midway with rides for all ages, carnival games and favorite fair food. Admission and parking are free. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more
Astoria Park
7:30 pm
In the 19th century, lower-class immigrant communities in the Rioplatense region of Argentina and Uruguay found expressions like sorrow and longing for connection through tango music and dance. In The Travelers, Artists By Any Other Name uses tango to explore the journey of departure and coming to terms with new realities. The production is inspired
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning: Black Box Theatre
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
10:30 am
Before the Bushwick Collective, NYC’s primary graffiti & street art mecca was 5Pointz in Queens. In its wake, new art collectives have sprung up, making western Queens the best-kept secret for street art in NYC! Come discover Queens on a tour that you will not forget! From the artist haven of Long Island City to
Clever Blend LIC
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
The Queens Youth Music Festival or QYMFest, is the premier one-day, open-air live concert event for families in Queens NY. Presented by Prototype Music, the festivals mission is to celebrate the arts with music and dance performances by about a twenty up-and-coming artists and community groups alongside more established regional performers. QYMFest is dedicated to
St. Johns University
3:00 pm
TOPAZ ARTS presents Marks and Conversations, curated by Todd B. Richmond and Paz Tanjuaquio, featuring new work by Maeve D’Arcy and Roberto Jamora – two local artists whose works investigate color, abstraction, and gestures in painting to convey memory, place and time.
Topaz Arts
Jun 9 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
3:29 pm
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!
Queens Jamaica Central Library
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
Join in for an afternoon of Broadway, Contemporary Pop and Jazz favorites. Dedicated to singers Jimmy Rushing (1901-1972), LaVern Baker (1929-1997) and Kyle Jean Baptiste (1993-2015) at Maple Grove. RSVP for free admission or $5 at the door. Light refreshments after the concert. Free parking on cemetery grounds – only the gate at Kew Gardens Rd.
The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more. Meet us at the Unisphere! No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting. Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s volunteer docents.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Jun 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
1:30 pm
It’s time for tea! Come learn about how the world’s most popular beverage was prepared, used, and marketed in 19th-century America. Have you ever wondered about the “pinkie out” stereotype of fancy ladies drinking tea? Find out this, and much more. There’s a lot more to camellia sinensis than the dusty box of Lipton in
Voelker Orth Museum
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join Quiet Events, Hunters Point Park Conservancy, and Councilman Van Bramer for a free and fun family friendly event. They’ll be taking over LIC Landing for a night of music, dancing and fun! The special night will include appearances from friends at Crunch Fitness, family dance classes, face painting, and more to be announced. Bring
Hunter's Point South Park
7:00 pm
The New York Irish Center invites you to the latest in our series titled, ‘The Story Continues’, a night of discussion and networking for our LGBTQ community. All are welcome. As always the evening will be filled with wine and wit and music by Spin Diva, Fiona Walsh.
New York Irish Center
12:00 am
Come catch a performance of the 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival, which is touring 26 diverse Queens-based dance companies throughout Queens’ beautiful parks, plazas, theaters, libraries, and streets this May through October! See a different line-up of companies at each venue! Join us on this special tour stop at Bliss St. Plaza featuring live music by
Bliss St. Plaza (under 7 train station)
12:00 am
Grab all your pals and confidants and head to 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,
Q.E.D.
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 am
Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables and eggs, honey and baked goods every Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. On Fridays we are on Parsons Boulevard between Archer and Jamaica Avenues and on Saturdays we are on 160th Street off Jamaica Avenue.
Down to Earth Jamaica Farmers Market
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am
Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables and eggs, honey and baked goods on Fridays outside the Garden at Dahlia Avenue and Main Street. The Farmers Market is open from 8:30am to 4pm through mid-November.
Queens Botanical Garden
6:00 pm
Tour departs outside the restaurant at 6 PM where a $20 fee is collected. The walk includes highlights of downtown Flushing’s burgeoning Chinatown (now NYC’s largest!) with new megamalls under construction, Korean commerce on Union Street and Northern Boulevard ending in the Korean concentration in the Murray Hill area. Participants can return to downtown Flushing by foot
Coop Restaurant  
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Join in for the third installment of our monthly “FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER AND LIVE MUSIC” series at Queens Comfort Restaurant. This ALL AGES show features local singer/songwriters Justine Grove and Dante Vessio, with Rock n’ Soul cover band JAMES AVATAR and The BLACKLIST headlining. A great way to kick off Father’s day weekend.
Queens Comfort Restaurant
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 16 @ 4:00 am
9:30 pm
Kick off Pride week by experiencing “1983”, the first in a new series of retro-themed dance parties called RETRO FACTORY, hosted by Theater C, Zach Job and Chad Ryan, in association with Daniel Nardicio Productions and Long Island City Artists, Inc.. “1983” pays tribute to the legendary gay dance party held at The Pyramid Club
The Plaxall Gallery
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 am
Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables and eggs, honey and baked goods every Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. On Fridays we are on Parsons Boulevard between Archer and Jamaica Avenues and on Saturdays we are on 160th Street off Jamaica Avenue.
Down to Earth Jamaica Farmers Market (Sat)
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Our weekly live music showcase featuring emerging local singer/songwriters continues with local favorite FERNANDO ANTON. His smooth, Jazzy style is sure to chill you out, in between a nice cold beverage and exceptional noshing on a Saturday afternoon. All ages/ FREE.
Passage Irish bar & Kitchen
Jun 16 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
3:29 pm
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!
Queens Jamaica Central Library
12:00 pm
Meet inside the 1694 Quaker Meeting House, New York State’s oldest house of worship, for the tour introduction. This includes Flushing as the birthplace of religious freedom via the Flushing Remonstrance document and the movement to establish a National Park Monument site in the vicinity. From this location the group will walk on a route
Quaker Meeting House
1:00 pm
Enjoy Valerie Green/Dance Entropy’s preview performance of Utopia, an interdisciplinary piece made in collaboration with visual artist Keren Anavy at the Queens Museum. Performance by Erin Gio, Richard Scandola, Emily Elizabeth Aiken, Caitlyn Casson, and Kristin Licata Music by Mark Katsaounis Additional vocals by Katie Mullins Costumes by Deborah Erenberg The performance will be followed
Queens Museum
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
8:00 am
Long Island City has been described as both the fastest-growing neighborhood in the country and the most productive area in New York State. LIC is seeing historic growth in all sectors, and emerging as a true mixed-use, live/work/enjoy center of urban vitality. With Cornell Tech open across the river, the Life Sciences sector about to
Museum of the Moving Image
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
Last & final night of the N.E.X.T. OPEN MIC Spring 2018 competition. This is your last chance to win cash, studio time and your own gig at the tiny local pub once voted “Best Music Venue In Astoria”. Come and vote for your favorite act. (free beer by Budweiser) 21+ with I.D.
Shillelagh Tavern
Jun 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
9:00 pm
TYRANNOSAURUS is a weekly stand up comedy show at R’A’R Bar in Long Island City. Each week Sam Evans (Montreal Just For Laughs Festival) and Patrick Hastie (SF Sketchfest) carefully curate a solid lineup of comedians from Conan, The Tonight Show and Comedy Central, mixed with only the best up and coming new talent! The
RaR Bar
Jun 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
3:30 pm
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants. Free with Garden Admission
Queens Botanical Garden
12:00 am
Join us in the garden for live music as part of a festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs on the first day of summer. The lineup is as follows: 12:00 pm – Lauren Lee – Jazz 2:30 pm – After school Karaoke 5:45 pm – Ken Voisin – Keyboard & Songs
Queens Library @ Ridgewood
6:00 pm
Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in this theatrical performance of the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Presented by the Plaza Theatrical.
Forrest Park
8:00 pm
Could you BE any more of a FRIENDS fan? Did you major in lightning rounds? On a scale from 1 to 19, 19 being the biggest FRIENDS fan in the world, are you definitely 19? Are you intrigued? You’re flingin’ flangin’ right you are! We’ll be hosting the most exciting Friends Trivia with Jameson Irish
Passage