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
The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill will be performing Hayden’s Oratorio: The Creation on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church 86-20 114th St. Admission is $15 at the door or $12.50 for Seniors, Students and advance purchases. children are free. Reception after the performance. Call for info: 718-441-8118
Walk 1: Sunnyside To Jackson Heights During the first third of the 20th century, Western Queens nurtured developments where traditional open space/building area relationships were altered to create new urban architecture. The Sunnyside Gardens and the Jackson Heights Historic Districts anchor the route which also includes Phipps Gardens, Matthews Flats, Metropolitan Life apartments, and early
Walk 2: Jackson Heights To Sunnyside After immigration laws were overhauled in 1965, Queens’ middle class rental neighborhoods with good subway access became desirable to many skilled new immigrant communities. The route will highlight the commercial components of Mexican, South American, South Asian, Himalayan, Thai, Irish, and Turkish communities. Meet at 83 St./Roosevelt Ave. (Manuel
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
Tastings from 23 Rockaway Beach Locations Participation by 28 local businesses All participant establishments are walking distance from each other. Passes to the event can be purchased at each participating merchant for $15 in advance, $20 day of event. Tickets may also be purchased online here by credit card and picked up any time at
With delicious food, dazzling drinks, and fantastic networking in a festive atmosphere, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council host Queens Taste as their annual fundraiser event. In previous years, we had Astoria’s Sabor de Cuba offer shredded beef with plantains, La Adelita in Woodside give away Mexican chalupas. Alobar in Long
The Cunningham Park Farmers Market opens for its second season on May 6th and runs through November 18th. This is a grower-producer market, featuring local farms and food makers with fruits, vegetables, meats and eggs straight from the farm, artisan breads and baked goods, pickles, organic olive oil and more. Find it in the parking
NEW DATE TBA. Edible Queens is a magazine that showcases unique local food, restaurants, bars and even recipes in Queens. On May 6th, its editor and publisher Claudia Sanchez will be a guest at the Queens Historical Society to talk about her magazine and experiences related to the diverse cuisines in Queens. Sanchez’s contributions to
This family-fun event features midway games and rides for all ages, favorite fair food and World of Wonders old-time sideshow acts under the big top, from sword swallowers and fire eaters to escape artists and other exciting acts. There is no charge for fair admission and the World of Wonders Amazement Show. Ride tickets onsite are
Come out and enjoy an evening of drinks and food with new friends, neighbors, and Queens-based food bloggers, QueensEats. It will be a great place to meet new people, engage with your community, and learn about QueensEats and Queens food. General Admission Ticket includes: One drink, passed hor d’oeuvres, and entry to raffle. Drinks will
All your dating tips come from Blanche. You wish you had comebacks like Dorothy. That means one thing. You should be at 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
Bayside, Queens – Archbishop Molloy High School Class of 1988 alumni Chris Donovan, Lareto Evangelista, Charles Rabus, James Sheldon and Thomas Tzimorotas, will host a cocktail party at the popular Cajun restaurant Bourbon Street on Friday, May 11, 7 pm – 11 pm, to benefit their friend and classmate, Dennis Sheehan who suffered a stroke.
France, Switzerland. Dir. Maryam Goormaghtigh. 2017, 80 mins. Digital projection. In French/Persian with English subtitles. Channeling the lo-fi deadpan of Jim Jarmusch, this winningly offbeat quasi-documentary follows three thirty-something Iranian friends on a road trip through the South of France. Immigrants who enjoy the freedoms of their adopted country while remaining nostalgic for their home,
The guest coach is Marko Blazevski, who has represented Macedonia at both the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London and in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In 2012 London Summer Olympics, he presented with the honor of being Macedonia flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony. He has participated in 6 consecutive World Aquatics Championships
Swim Strong Foundation presents 6th Annual Water Safety Awareness Week Celebration. Families will get a jump on summer with a FREE week of safety and fun and a swim class. There will be CPR training, water safety workshops, and an opportunity to meet 2X Olympian Marko Blazevski and Patterson College Swim Coach Vera Blazevska. Note: Participants must be
Join the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery for a free reading of “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus (1883) – on display at the Statue of Liberty and an Anonymous Poem on immigration, followed by a discussion about the readings. This is a community conversation sponsored by Humanities NY and moderated by Jo-Anne Raskin, lecturer,
Join the Friends of Maple Grove for the second in a series of monthly walking tours in the historic Victorian sections of Maple Grove. Jo-Anne Raskin, Friends of Maple Grove Board Member, Lecturer and Tour Guide will take you back in time to visit the gravesites of many historic, notable and interesting residents and tell their stories.
Germany/Syria/Lebanon//United Arab Emirates/Qatar. Dir. Ziad Kalthoum. 2017, 85 mins. Digital projection. In Arabic with English subtitles. Berlin-based Syrian filmmaker Ziad Kalthoum’s award-winning, cinematically audacious documentary explores the days and nights of Syrian refugees employed as construction workers in post–Civil War Beirut. Laboring to erect a towering skyscraper by day, they spend their nights in curfew,
Come join the Friends of Maple Grove for an afternoon of Jewish music through the ages, from Sephardic, Klezmer, Broadway, the movies and more. In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Israel. Concert will be followed by a wine & cheese reception in lower lobby that will coincide with the art exhibition
Poland. Dir. Piotr Domalewski. 2017, 100 mins. Digital projection. With Dawid Ogrodnik, Tomasz Zietek, Arkadiusz Jakubik. In Polish with English subtitles. Winner of Best Film, Director, Script, and Actor at this year’s Polish Film Awards, the potent feature debut from Piotr Domalewski heralds the arrival of one of the country’s most accomplished rising stars. On
Join the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery for an opening reception for an art exhibit by local resident Bob Murphy: Photography, watercolor, oil and mixed media paintings. Free parking on cemetery grounds – enter the gate at Kew Gardens Rd. & 129th St.
Movie Night: How Much Further, directed by Tania Hermida. For a mother, there is nothing better than enjoying time with family. EACC invites you and your family to take a trip to Ecuador through the screen and enjoy this captivating and humorous film. · Free and open to the public· The movie is in Spanish
Portugal/Argentina/Brazil/France/Greece. Dir. Rita Azevedo Gomes. 2016, 145 mins. Digital projection. With Mario Barroso, Luis Miguel Cintra, Tania Dinis. In Portuguese, French, English, Greek, and Italian with English subtitles. New York premiere. The tantalizing, decades-long correspondence between influential Portuguese poets Sophia de Mello Breyner and Jorge de Sena forms the basis of this richly sensorial, densely
USA. Dir. Gregory Markopoulos, 1967, 90 mins. 16mm. With Taylor Mead, Andy Warhol, Jack Smith. In English. One of the masters of American avant-garde filmmaking, Gregory Markopoulos had developed a singular, senses-stunning style—marked by lush, color-saturated visuals; psychologically-charged editing; and a concern with the mythopoeic—when he left the US for good, relocated to Europe, and
Austria. Dir. Ruth Beckermann. 2016, 89 mins. Digital projection. With Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp. In German with English subtitles. A passionate, doomed literary love affair is brought to life in this inventive, one-of-a-kind meta-romance. Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan were two giants of postwar German-language poetry whose unlikely affair (he was the son of Jewish
TYRANNOSAURUS is a weekly stand up comedy show at R’A’R Bar (30-01 35th Ave. Queens, NY 11106) 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
Swim Strong Foundation presents 6th Annual Water Safety Awareness Week Celebration. Families will get a jump on summer with a FREE week of safety and fun and a swim class. There will be CPR training and a water safety workshops. Participants must be at least 8 years old and 55 inches tall to stand independently in the water.