Jun
15
Sat
Historic Hudson River – Artistic Visions @ New York Hall of Science
Jun 15 – Sep 1 all-day
Historic Hudson River – Artistic Visions @ New York Hall of Science

This exhibition presents scenic views of the Hudson River and its surroundings. In these photographic images, artist Margaret Grace and photographers Jeffrey Friedkin, Michael Garber, Jeff Seneca, Robert Uricchio, Dyana Van Campen, and Michael Washburn document this great American river and are inspired by its geologic past. The exhibition is made possible through the support of the Art Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville, N.Y. Curated by Audrey Leeds. Free with museum admission.

Jul
13
Sat
Imaging Women in the Space Age @ New York Hall of Science
Jul 13 – Nov 3 all-day
Imaging Women in the Space Age @ New York Hall of Science

This photo exhibition includes vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, television, film, pop culture and toys (e.g. Barbie and LEGO astronaut dolls), as well as new developments in space-inspired fashion (space gear/spacesuits for women).

The exhibition includes photographs of pioneering astronauts including Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, Mae Jemison, America’s first African-American female astronaut, and Ellen Ochoa, America’s first Hispanic woman to go into space. There are also photographs of Dr. Ellen K. Baker, an astronaut who has logged more than 600 hours in space. Dr. Baker grew up in New York City and is the daughter of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.

Also on display are vintage and current images of female space travelers in television shows like Lost in Space and Star Trek, photographs of space-inspired fashions including Pucci’s designs for Braniff Airlines flight attendants and Chanel’s 2017 futuristic dresses, and screenshots from films like Barbarella, which starred Jane Fonda and Gravity, which starred Sandra Bullock. Curated by Julie Wosk, author of “Women and the Machine” and “My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves.”

Aug
9
Fri
Annual Members Exhibit @ Flushing Town Hall
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Members Exhibit @ Flushing Town Hall

Visual artist members of Flushing Town Hall show their work in this yearly exhibition. Most artworks are for sale; proceeds support our Visual Arts program and local artists.

FRI | AUG 9 | 5 PM

Opening Reception: FRI, AUG 9, 5-7 PM

Gallery Dates: FRI, AUG 9 – SUN, SEP 1

Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM; weekdays by appointment

$5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members, Students & Teens

Aug
24
Sat
Romeo and Juliet @ ASTORIA PARK
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm
Romeo and Juliet @ ASTORIA PARK

Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy in a production full of romance, laughter, and music. Rude Grooms brings its second annual free summer production to Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, Astoria Park, and the Plaxall Gallery. This fast-paced 90-minute play is suitable for the whole family!

The Capulet and Montague families’ ancient feud erupts anew in Verona. When the children of these two clans meet, they fall head over heels and secretly marry. Their journey begins in beauty, laughter, and childlike joy — but the enduring hatred bubbles over into violence yet again, tearing them apart the same day they are joined as one. Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is a romantic comedy turned heart-breaking tragedy; a fable set in a contemporary world, full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an actors from Shakespeare’s Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.

All performances are free! Become a Patron on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rudegrooms for early access to reserve space in the preferred patron seating area or contribute on IndieGoGo for VIP seats, invites to an exclusive opening night after-party, and hand-made memorabilia at https://igg.me/at/rudegrooms-romeoandjuliet.

The show also performs in ASTORIA PARK on 8/16, 8/17 & 8/23 and at the following locations/dates:

RAINEY PARK (8/14 & 8/21):
Vernon Blvd and 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

QUEENSBRIDGE PARK (8/15 & 8/22):
Vernon Blvd and 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11106

PLAXALL GALLERY (8/18 & 8/25 – indoors on the 18th and outdoors on the 25th):
5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Every night at 6:30pm with additional 1:30pm matinees on Sundays

Aug
25
Sun
Summer Sunset Family Silent Disco with Face Painting! (First 100 RSVPs FREE) @ LIC Landing
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Summer Sunset Family Silent Disco with Face Painting! (First 100 RSVPs FREE) @ LIC Landing

You’re invited to the ultimate family friendly party! With waterfront dance floors and sunset skyline views, this party is the best way to end the weekend. Bring out the whole fam, grab some snacks and drinks from Coffeed, and choose between 3 channels of music! Enjoy the summer while it lasts!

Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night:
DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits
DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks
DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B

Your Experience Includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• Glow in the Dark gear
• 3 Live DJ’s battling for your attention
• Food and drinks available for purchase
• Now featuring free face painting by our friends at Blue Balloons from 6-8pm

Special notes:
• All ages
• Dress Code: casual
* Please use this map to locate the event

What to bring:
• Valid ID
• You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
• No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.

How it works:
When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It’s super social; you’re in control of the music! There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

Romeo and Juliet @ PLAXALL GALLERY
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm
Romeo and Juliet @ PLAXALL GALLERY

Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy in a production full of romance, laughter, and music. Rude Grooms brings its second annual free summer production to Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, Astoria Park, and the Plaxall Gallery. This fast-paced 90-minute play is suitable for the whole family!

The Capulet and Montague families’ ancient feud erupts anew in Verona. When the children of these two clans meet, they fall head over heels and secretly marry. Their journey begins in beauty, laughter, and childlike joy — but the enduring hatred bubbles over into violence yet again, tearing them apart the same day they are joined as one. Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is a romantic comedy turned heart-breaking tragedy; a fable set in a contemporary world, full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an actors from Shakespeare’s Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.

All performances are free! Become a Patron on Patreon at https://patreon.com/rudegrooms for early access to reserve space in the preferred patron seating area or contribute on IndieGoGo for VIP seats, invites to an exclusive opening night after-party, and hand-made memorabilia at https://igg.me/at/rudegrooms-romeoandjuliet.

PLEASE NOTE: On August 25, both performances will be held outdoors at the Plaxall Gallery and there is no cap on audience size. Those who reserve in advance will be given preferential seating behind our IndieGoGo VIPs and Patreon patrons. If you are not able to reserve in advance, though, please come anyway and there will absolutely be room for you!

This show also performs outdoors at The Plaxall Gallery on 8/25 at 1:30pm, indoors at The Plaxall Gallery on 8/18 at 6:30pm and at the following locations/dates:

RAINEY PARK (8/14 & 8/21):
Vernon Blvd and 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

QUEENSBRIDGE PARK (8/15 & 8/22):
Vernon Blvd and 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11106

ASTORIA PARK (8/16-17 & 8/23-24):
19 19th St., Astoria, NY 11105

Every night at 6:30pm with additional 1:30pm matinees on Sundays

PLEASE NOTE:
– On August 18, both performances will be held indoors at the Plaxall Gallery with extremely limited capacity and may require standing. If you reserve on Eventbrite you will be guaranteed admission but not guaranteed a seat – please reach out to boxoffice@rudegrooms.com if you have access needs that will not allow you to stand for extended periods. If the indoor performances sell out on Eventbrite, an additional 25 standing spots will be available at the door.
– On August 25, both performances will be held outdoors at the Plaxall Gallery and there is no cap on audience size. Those who reserve in advance will be given preferential seating behind our IndieGoGo VIPs and Patreon patrons. If you are not able to reserve in advance, though, please come anyway and there will absolutely be room for you!

The Storrs Objection: Space @ QED
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Storrs Objection: Space @ QED | New York | United States

New York’s best comedians try to stay focused while being cross-examined and fact-checked during their sets. Adjudicator Matt Storrs disrupts their sets while bailiff Tristan Miller keeps the proceedings from descending into chaos. This month, comedians explore the topic of space in myriad iterations, from the Milky Way to the Container Store. The Storrs Objection is aggressively accurate comedy.

Featuring:

Matt Levy
Shannon Odell
Julie Mitchell
Maurice Licorice
Jourdain Searles
Kirsten Alberts

Aug
29
Thu
QUEENS GET THE MUSIC festival / Summer 2019 @ Athens Square Park
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
QUEENS GET THE MUSIC festival / Summer 2019 @ Athens Square Park

Start you Labor Day weekend off right with this RGB-themed music event showcasing local talent and celebrating the diverse soundscape of Queens, NY

RED SHOW-6PM / ROCKSTAR EASTWOOD • CATIE EGAN • IVAN POLANCO

GREEN SHOW-7PM / LTRAIN BAND • Apollo amateur night winner JOHN STREETZ

BLUE SHOW-8PM / JAMES AVATAR and the OPEN MIC ALL STARS featuring ALEX S. MARTIN • MICHAEL MOLINARO & special guests.