Oct 8 2017 @ 12:00 am – Jun 30 2018 @ 11:45 pm
12:00 am
Queens has been a major center of thoroughbred horse racing since 1667 when King Charles II of England established here the first race course in his North American Possessions. This exhibition details the history of this amazing sport in Queens from those early days 350 years ago to the present and its concomitant cultural, social and
Flushing
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
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
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities, entertainment, giveaways, dance, music, culture and more. Today is the first of three festival dates (also on July 28th and August 25th).  Come down to 61 Street between Woodside Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue.
2:00 pm
In conjunction with our current exhibition, WAKE, curated by Michele L’Heureux, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs is pleased to present: Crossing Hemispheres: Using Both Sides of our Brains to Address Climate Change A conversation with Ellen Driscoll and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, moderated by Rese Blatman Seating is limited: RSVP: (718) 937-6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
Jun 23 @ 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 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm
It is Ms. Joanne M. Cherisma’s Book Signing and Launch Party at Keiko Studios. In I Never Thought I Would Be A Statistic, the author shares her testimony of how she overcame an abusive relationship. She would also like to use the occasion to bring more awareness on the subject. They are hoping to have some
Keiko Studio
3:00 pm
Quintet of the Americas, Queens’ renowned woodwind quintet, will present Americans in Paris and Back Again, a program that explores the influence on American composers of Nadia Boulanger, the famous 20th century composition teacher. Boulanger’s influence was far and wide, with over 1,200 composers coming from all over the world to study with her. In
sTudio 7 Gallery
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
6:00 pm
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics for an evening of community fun! Bayside Historical Society is hosting the 4th annual Independence Day Celebration with a free concert and fireworks display by Grucci in Fort Totten Park sponsored by Councilmember Paul A. Vallone, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and Dime Community Bank. Vending trucks will
Bayside Historical Society
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
This family-friendly headphone party has music from every generation to enjoy. Three live DJs will play the hottest beats from Top 40, ’80s/’90s/Throwbacks, and Motown and Funk. Please note: You must RSVP for FREE ticket. Sponsored by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.
Forrest Park
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
9:00 pm
Every 4th Thursday of the month, you can catch host Zoe Yellen with three of her most daring friends completing outlandish tasks and answering trivia questions. In between rounds, you’ll find some of New York City’s best stand ups and sketch comedy groups showing their stuff. Audience involvement and alcohol consumption are both highly encouraged
QED
Jun 30 @ 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 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Join the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
12:00 am
Join in to celebrate the launch of Fred Van Lente’s new book The Con Artist! As the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of comics like The Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool vs. the Punisher, and Archer & Armstrong, Fred Van Lente has been called “a popular culture maven” (Vice). His work has been praised as “some
The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join Glynnis MacNicol on her memoir No One Tells You This. If you’re over the age of 40 and you’re not a wife or a mother, then what are you? What defines your life and your womanhood? A revelatory memoir that pulls back the curtain on the lives of “all the single ladies” through the
The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Sign you mother out of Shady Pines for the night, grab your pals off the lanai and head out to Golden Girls Bingo, one of Time Out NY’s 20 things to do in NYC! Drop the cheesecake, put on your best 80s outfit and fan gear, adjust those shoulder pads and come play bingo! You’ll
Q.E.D.
12:00 am
The Colors of Frida / Los Colores de Frida is a bilingual, one-woman show about the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, which combines storytelling, music, visual arts, puppets and audience participation. Ages 6 and up.
FLUSHING TOWN HALL
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
10:00 am
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
7:00 pm
Join Kleaver Cruz and Darnell L. Moore on his memoir ‘No Ashes In The Fire.’ From a leading organizer with the Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ movements comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir of radical black love. When Darnell L. Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his Camden, NJ neighborhood tried to set
The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Solar Energy is part of QHS’s regular educational programs, presented by Con Edison, that traces the history of power from colonial times to present. The advent of electricity in the late 19th century has paved the way for the age of technology. Students are introduced to various aspects in the scientific field including: The Industrial
Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestad
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Come celebrate with Astoria Bookshop for the launch of THE SHORTEST WAY HOME with debut author Miriam Parker. Miriam will be joined by Beth Parker, as well as a few adorable pups (yes, this is a dog-friendly event)! Many of us, no matter how happy or lucky we may be, have two lives: the life
The Astoria Bookshop