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
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
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
Bike Skills 202: Bike Path Ride gives novice adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills on short, easy, mostly flat group rides. You can bring your own bike, or borrow one of Bike New York’s. Meet other novice cyclists, explore new scenic areas of New York City. All rides start and finish at one
In conjunction with Dorsky’s current exhibition, WAKE, curated by Michele L’Heureux, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs is pleases to present: All About Water: A conversation with artists Resa Blatman, Stacy Levy, and Naoe Suzuki moderated by Michele L’Heureux. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling (718) 937-6317 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Italy/France/Germany. Dir. Anna Marziano. 2017, 53 mins. Digital projection. Italian with English subtitles. Shooting across continents on glowing Super 8 and 16mm, artist filmmaker Anna Marziano offers a poetic, generously human meditation on the many and varied forms love can take. Working from the premise that everyone loves in a unique way, Beyond the One
The Oratorio Society Queens (OSQ) will celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday by presenting “Chichester Psalms” and other Bernstein favorites. You will be transported with his stunningly beautiful, melodic, and joyously rhythmic masterpiece – a musical depiction of the composer’s hope for brotherhood and peace. Selections from the best of America’s musical heritage are also featured
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, on Sunday. Boulanger’s influence was far and wide, with over 1,200 composers coming from all over the world to study with
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
Come enjoy a free evening concert of classical choral pieces by Schola Sine Nomine. This Ozone Park based chorus returns for their annual performance at Maple Grove. The program will include pieces by Palestrina, Schubert, Bruckner, Gounod and more. There will be a world premiere of “Ave Maria” by Schola Sine Nomine’s own Shawn Chang.
Last year NYC Ferry began its new route to Astoria. This neighborhood was first settled via a ferry from Manhattan that began in the 1830s but was terminated after the opening of the Triboro Bridge. We will begin our walk at the ferry landing (3-10 Astoria Blvd.) A ferry arrives from Wall St (Pier 11)
Take Root Presents Grant Jacoby & Dancers and Liz Charky Grant Jacoby’s “wish you were here.” is a post-modern dream ballet that meditates on fragmented memory, sudden loss, and Trisha Brown’s Newark. On an interpersonal level, the dance intends to explore what is gained and lost as we move further away from past events that
The 3rd Annual LIC Post Waterfront 5K is here. This annual event will take runners/walkers through the business corridor of Vernon Blvd and finish along the magnificent Long Island City waterfront. The Center Blvd Dash kids races will follow immediately after, which children ages 2-9 can register for. All funds raised will benefit the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy.
Since 1999, when the Metrocard matured, Jack Eichenbaum has 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 his signature tour, focusing on what the #7 train did to and for surrounding neighborhoods since it began service in 1914.
Thanks to their Earth Day volunteers, the BHS Castle grounds have been weeded, raked, and cleared. Now it’s time to beautify the gardens with new flowers and plants. Come join in for a day of planting — all levels of gardening expertise welcome! This free event runs from 12 PM to 2 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!
Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month at The Creek and The Cave hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! This Saturday, Jackknife Comedy celebrates its 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. This milestone show offers comedy from Janeane Garofalo (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER), Mike
The Bell Blvd Food & Music Fest will be a good old-fashioned restaurant stroll with tastes from local eateries AND great live music on every block. Come ready to enjoy 30 kinds of food or drink and a dozen kinds of music – all within a few blocks! Expect a wide variety of cuisines, including French,
Join us for jazz on a Sunday afternoon. Jorn Swart is a spirited up-and-coming jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, living in NYC. The Dutch pianist’s refined playing and emotive compositions have garnered him much recognition, here and abroad. He toured Europe in 2013 with his debut recording, A Day in the Life of Boriz. Lucas
Do you want to learn how to make an Ecuadorian Straw Hat? Here’s your chance! Three Ecuadorian artisans will share their ancestral knowledge and get you started at making your own hat. The weaving technique used to create the iconic straw hat (erroneously) known as the Panama Hat is one of Ecuador’s greatest cultural treasures.
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase featuring: 7Midnights Physical Research beat piece Caeruleus Dance Collective Gio Kusanagi Project The Chamberlin Collective Vanessa Nandram FERTILE GROUND has supported the emerging and established artists’ community for 12 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features five dance makers each evening and includes