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
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.
Co-Commissioned with Los Angeles Performance Practice. Questioning contemporary dance’s predisposition towards neutrality, authenticity and the de-sexualization of the female body, ANTHEM embraces theatricality, virtuosity and sass. The work weaves together existing and imagined vernacular dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine-posturing. Four women execute a repetitive yet complex movement vocabulary that evolves as they
Shopping for a bike can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you’re not sure what to buy, where to buy it, or how much it should cost. This free 1-hour session is full of valuable information to help you navigate the bike-buying process. We’ll go over different bike types and their uses, how much you
Belgium. Dir. Christina Vandekerckhove. 2017, 70 mins. Digital projection. In Dutch with English subtitles. U.S. premiere. With the eye of an artist and the preservationist instincts of a cultural anthropologist, documentarian Christina Vandekerckhove chronicles the last months of life in a dilapidated Ghent high-rise slated for demolition. A 1970s prestige project designed as a utopian
Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike,
Flowers are in bloom and the sun is shining bright. Spring is in the air and it is time for Affinity’s Annual Spring Fling Family Fun Day. Come out and enjoy a fun day in the park at St. Albans Park in Jamaica. Spring Fling is fun for all ages, offering live entertainment, music, giveaways,
Join King Manor for their third annual Traditions Festival. It’s a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts from Jamaica in 18th century to modern times, with all the wonderful different cultures in our community! Fun for adults and children with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tastings. Come experience the past and present, for free!
Scott Joplin, the king of Ragtime, died in 1917 and was interred in St. Michael’s Cemetery. His grave remained unmarked until 1974 when ASCAP- the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers- responding to the immense popularity of Joplin’s music due to its use in the award-winning film The Sting, installed a plaque. St. Michael’s
The Maltese Fighter. New York premiere. Malta/Canada. Dir. Arev Manoukian. 2015, 19 mins. With Malcolm Ellul, Nico Fenech. In Maltese with English subtitles. In a time when Malta’s political violence was at its peak, Carmelo, a single father and boxer from Valletta, is forced to join a corrupt underworld as he struggles to provide for
Croatia. Dir. Goran Devic, 2017, 61 mins. Digital projection. In Croatian with English subtitles. New York premiere. Business is slow at the bus stop bar owned by Erna and Dzevad in the city of Sisak, Croatia, near the entrance to what was once one of the largest ironworks in Eastern Europe. Now, times are hard,
The Queens College Choral Society, joined by the QC orchestra and QC choir, will perform Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in concert at Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts. War Requiem combines the traditional Latin Requiem text with the poems of Wilfred Owen, a “war poet” who died in World War I. Britten’s work is