Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Kissena Corridor Park
Co-hosted by Transportation Alternatives Eastern Queens Committee, The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Queens Greenway, the Tour de Flushing is a way of showing the cycling potential of beautiful Eastern Queens. A FREE marshaled, family-friendly 12 to 15 mile ride through Queens’ Greenbelt and beautiful tree-lined streets. The ride will finish in Downtown
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Gottscheer Hall
A variety of vendors will be at Gottscheer Hall selling everything from Local Honey, Kitsch, Vintage Items, Gifts Items, Crafts, Handmade Items and Art. There will also be food and drink specials. This market is being run by The Kiwanis Club and all proceeds from the sale of vendor spaces go to help their club serve the
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Bike New York is partnering with Flushing Meadows Corona Park on a series of free, beginner-friendly bike tours of the World’s Fair historic sites, where the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs took place. Don’t have your own bike? No problem! Register in advance and indicate that you’d like to borrow a bike. Bring your own
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Socrates Sculpture Park
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him. Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the notion of power – who has it, how one obtains it,
Aug 21 all-day The Astoria Bookshop
Astoria Bookshop is turning FIVE YEARS OLD! To celebrate, the bookshop is having an all-day carnival-themed party. Come join this special birthday storytime in the morning, balloon twisting in the afternoon, snacks and happy hour in the evening, plus games, prizes, and activities throughout the day.
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Gantry Plaza State Park
Enjoy free live music in the Gantry Plaza State Park featuring The Chuck Braman Quintet, which draws inspiration from the brilliantly inventive compositions of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Joe Henderson and others featured on classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s.
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm Voelker Orth Museum
Bee Smart! Don’t miss the annual celebration of all things honeybees! The bees are busy in the summer and honey harvest time arrives in August. Join us for tasty, fun, and informative activities for all ages. See how the Voelker Orth Museum’s beekeeper harvests honey. Make bee-inspired art. Sample different types of honey from different
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet outside the east exit of the E, M train station at Court Square (23 St/44 Dr.) in Long Island City. (#7 and G trains connect here as well.) Walk through a nexus of contemporary artists’ activity in converted industrial buildings. Follow newly gentrified Jackson Ave. and cross the Pulaski Bridge connecting Long Island City
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Astoria Bookshop
Join us on Thursday, August 23rd with New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik as she discusses her new book, Spinning Silver! A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, which was hailed as “a very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic” by The
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm Hunters Point South Park
Join HPPC and CinemaLIC for another free movie in the park presented by Nest Seekers. Film begins at dusk. The true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm Our Lady of Mercy Church
Everyone is welcome to take part in fun, open performances of the Requiems of Mozart and Brahms. Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills will host two Summer Sings this August, inaugurating an exciting new tradition in our borough. On Thursday August 16, David Close and Ben Arendsen will conduct the Mozart “Requiem,” and
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm QED
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
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), writer Sherese Francis will lead a free poetry workshop inspired by the art installation. All ages are welcome to join. Language is fluid and moldable. We are constantly shaping it into new forms and meanings. This workshop will use language and sound concepts like etymology, synonyms,
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Creek and The Cave
We’ve combined the styles of Standup and Improv to bring to you an epic comedy show. Some of the funniest NYC Improvisors will make up a set on the spot based off the last joke from some of the funniest NYC Standup comedians sets. It might sound audacious but just wait till you hear how
Sep 1 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
I am leading a walk through old Bayside where I lived from 1943-1958. Most of the personal landmarks of my early life have vanished but there are threads of continuity and many anecdotes. Several sites have been designated as NYC landmarks: All Saints Episcopal Church, the Lawrence family graveyard and the Cobblestone house. When silent
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Trinity Lutheran Church L.I.C./Astoria
Blessing of the Backpacks is a promise that our church makes to students in the community that we will be praying for them throughout the year and our church doors are open to them. All students (including those in college) are welcomed. Bring a backpack for a blessing. We will also have free school supplies
Sep 2 @ 11:45 am – 3:45 pm
Beginning at the corner of Forest Park Dr. and Park Lane in Kew Gardens, America’s go-to guy for foraging, “Wildman” Steve Brill, will lead one of his world-famous wild food and ecology tours of Forest Park. This varied park, with cultivated areas, walkways, and trails, is great for late summer foraging. Berries thrive in thickets here,
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunnyside Gardens Park
Music festival featuring the diverse musical talents of Queen’s musicians. Food trucks, beer, crafts for kids. $10 suggested donation, kids under 12 free Line Up: 3:30p The Not Club of NY (feat. gypsy violin of Mario Forte) 5:30p Chota Madre (Ecuadorean/African ensemble) 7:00p Drum and dance lesson from Maguette Camara (from Senegal) 7:30p The Brown
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Gottscheer Hall
A variety of vendors will be at Gottscheer Hall selling everything from Local Honey, Kitsch, Vintage Items, Gifts Items, Crafts, Handmade Items and Art. There will also be food and drink specials. This market is being run by The Kiwanis Club and all proceeds from the sale of vendor spaces go to help their club serve the
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Gottscheer Hall
A variety of vendors will be at Gottscheer Hall selling everything from Local Honey, Kitsch, Vintage Items, Gifts Items, Crafts, Handmade Items and Art. There will also be food and drink specials. This market is being run by The Kiwanis Club and all proceeds from the sale of vendor spaces go to help their club serve the
Sep 14 @ 6:15 pm Flushing Town Hall
Fall/Winter 2018 season kick-off dance party with La Patronal! Rooted in the tradition of ‘fiestas patronales’ or town fairs common in rural villages across Latin America, this unique brass band from Lima, Peru presents Peru’s most rooted heritage and traditions through music and dance. Their lively performances encourage audience participation and dancing with contagious percussion
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm Queens Theatre in the Park
World premiere of “A Voice for the Voiceless,” new work by composer Landon Knoblock, inspired by and created with the voices of youth in NYC public schools who experience homelessness and housing instability. Composed around children’s voices, “A Voice for the Voiceless” acts as a collection of vignettes, framing their stories in a mix of
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm Hunters Point South Park
Join HPPC and CinemaLIC for another free movie in the park presented by Nest Seekers. Film begins at dusk. Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart’s delight. The
Sep 22 – Nov 18 all-day Voelker Orth Museum
JungOck Chang turned her attention to art when she left teaching in NYC public schools. She cultivated her interest in Minhwa, a style of Korean traditional folk painting and spent the past six years studying and painting. Her images draw on Minhwa’s long pictorial tradition. This exhibition will be running from September 22 to November
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Gottscheer Hall
A variety of vendors will be at Gottscheer Hall selling everything from Local Honey, Kitsch, Vintage Items, Gifts Items, Crafts, Handmade Items and Art. There will also be food and drink specials. This market is being run by The Kiwanis Club and all proceeds from the sale of vendor spaces go to help their club serve the
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Gottscheer Hall
A variety of vendors will be at Gottscheer Hall selling everything from Local Honey, Kitsch, Vintage Items, Gifts Items, Crafts, Handmade Items and Art. There will also be food and drink specials. This market is being run by The Kiwanis Club and all proceeds from the sale of vendor spaces go to help their club serve the