Oct 8 2017 @ 12:00 am – Jun 30 2018 @ 11:45 pm Flushing
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
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 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.
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
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
Jun 23 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm Queens Jamaica Central Library
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!
Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Keiko Studio
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
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm sTudio 7 Gallery
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
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm Bayside Historical Society
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
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Forrest Park
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.
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm Russo's On The Bay
Don’t miss your favorite operatic arias and songs performed by two of opera’s rising stars. They’ll be performing works by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Mascagni, Mozart and more! Maria Natale, Soprano Matthew White, Tenor The Queens Symphony Orchestra Martin Majkut, Conductor  
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 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
Jun 30 all-day Flushing Town Hall
In partnership with Festival de las Flores, two outstanding performers of the symphonic music of the Antioquia Region in Colombia, pianist Teresita Gómez and soprano Delcy Yanet Estrada, present a special repertoire, for the intercultural community of New York as part of the Flower Festival. DATE: SAT | JUNE 30 | 8 PM | CONCERT
Jun 30 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm Queens Jamaica Central Library
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!
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Join the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Jul 1 all-day Flushing Town Hall
A new partnership with the Colombian Flower Festival, with Circus Arts, Theater, and Music featuring Colombian groups SADEP and Polichinela. Working with “Silleteros” artists from Colombia, all ages will enjoy hands-on Silleta making and Colombian flower displays. Flowers and materials provided. DATE: SUN | JULY 1 | 12-5 PM | SHOW & WORKSHOP Tickets: FREE
Jul 10 all-day The Astoria Bookshop
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
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Astoria Bookshop
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
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm Q.E.D.
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
Jul 14 all-day Unisphere, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Come catch a performance of the 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival, which is touring 26 diverse Queens-based dance companies throughout Queens’ beautiful parks, plazas, theaters, libraries, and streets this May through October! See a different line-up of companies at each venue! Enjoy a summer day at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, highlighted with QDF Performances and activities!
Jul 14 all-day FLUSHING TOWN HALL
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.
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
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
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Astoria Bookshop
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
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestad
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
Jul 27 all-day Flushing Town Hall
Celebrate the Full Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Perú. Begin with a workshop led by percussionist Hector Morales who will demonstrate various Afro-Peruvian rhythms on cajon (box drum), cajita and quijade, then jam with the entire group under the full moon. All are welcome from beginner
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Astoria Bookshop
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