Jun
5
Wed
Seasonal Farmstand @ Queens County Farm Museum
Jun 5 – Nov 24 all-day
Seasonal Farmstand @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring thru fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted. We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Wednesday–Sunday through November 3, 2019
Wed, Thurs, Fri, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sat & Sun, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

Aug
21
Wed
Migrating Toward Happiness Book Launch & Concert @ Book Culture LIC
Aug 21 all-day
Migrating Toward Happiness Book Launch & Concert @ Book Culture LIC

Join Book Culture LIC on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30pm to celebrate the release of Migrating Toward Happiness: The Soundtrack to My Spiritual Awakening with a musical performance and signing with the author, Tara O’Grady. She and guitarist Vinny Raniolo will perform the songs from the soundtrack of her new memoir.

If you have ever wondered “What is the purpose of my life?” then this book is for you. Want to find out what’s on the other side of the rainbow? Put your red shoes on and join Tara O’Grady and her spirit guides as they escort you on a magical and melodious tour down the Yellow Brick Road. Utterly single, recently laid off, and lamenting a city that is consuming her spirit, this native New Yorker begins to not only notice but understand the road signs that the universe is laying out before her as she awakens to its mysteries. Guided to take a symbolic journey replicating her Irish immigrant grandmother’s 1957 American road trip in a Chevy Bel Air, Tara begins her path to a spiritual awakening, soundtrack included. It is a road trip like no other. Let Tara show you how to reconnect to a life beyond the cubicle and follow your intuition to fulfill your heart’s desire. Prepare to get happy.

Tara O’Grady was an English teacher who became a jazz singer, recording artist and songwriter. She has released five albums of jazz, blues and folk music and performs with her band all over the world. This is her first book. She is the daughter of Irish immigrants and lives in New York City. She has a “thing” for butterflies.

Aug
25
Sun
Free Community Corn Roast @ Down to Earth Cunningham Park Farmers Market
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Community Corn Roast @ Down to Earth Cunningham Park Farmers Market

It’s time for the second annual Cunningham Park Farmers Market Corn Roast! Enjoy an ear of corn from our farmers, roasted over a charcoal fire by Pono “The Corn King” and served with all the fixings. This event is FREE as a thank you to the community for its support of the farmers market.

Limited supply available, come early!

*Contact us via Facebook message at Down to Earth Markets (Cunningham Park, Queens) or at info@downtoearthmarkets.com if you can arrive early to help us shuck corn *

The Cunningham Park Farmers Market is open on Sundays from 9am to 2pm in the parking lot off Union Turnpike near the tennis courts.

Sep
3
Tue
First Tuesdays Presents Peter Marra @ Espresso 77
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
First Tuesdays Presents Peter Marra @ Espresso 77 | New York | United States

Originally from Gravesend Brooklyn, Peter Marra lived in the East Village, New York from 1979 to 1993 at the height of the punk – no wave music era. Peter’s writings explore alienation, addiction, the misuse of love, the curse of secrets, the pain of victimization and the impact of obsessions. He is the bastard child of the films of Roger Corman and Russ Meyer, as well as the works of the Symbolists and the retro-warhol-underground. Peter has had over 300 poems published either in print or online in over 25 journals. His published works include approximate lovers (downtown materialaktion) (Bone Orchard Press), Peep-O-Rama: Sins of the Go-Go Girls (Hammer & Anvil Books) and Vanished Faces (a performance of occult infections) published by Writing Knights Press. His latest poetry collection is Random Crucifixions: Obsessions, Dolls and Maniac Cameras (Hammer & anvil Books). 2019 will see the release of the hyper-realistic, transgressive, giallo novel, A Naked Kiss from a Broken Doll to be published by Hammer & Anvil Books.

An open mic will precede the reading. Sign up starts at 6:30.

Sep
13
Fri
Spotlight of the Season @ LIC Landing
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Spotlight of the Season @ LIC Landing

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Spotlight of the Season event! This family-friendly event will be a celebration of our parks, the conservancy, our community, and the incredible people that help make our LIC waterfront parks the place to be throughout the summer.

The evening’s programming will feature short performances and activities from many of the wonderful musicians, performers, and instructors that have provided programs in the parks this year. There will be music, dance, art, games, and more.

The Conservancy will also be honoring Tom Balsley, FASLA, the visionary landscape architect who designed much of our beloved waterfront and Queens Brewers for their incredible support over the last several years.

6:00 – 7:00 “Family Hour” – Lawn games, art, bubbles, and more great kids activities!

7:00 – 9:30 – Performances and demonstrations including music, dance, fitness, and magic!

Tickets for the event will include food, drinks, and beer from multiple Queens breweries TBA!

Sep
19
Thu
Rosh Hashanah Challah Bake @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Challah Bake @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens

Join us for a Rosh Hashanah Challah bake at Commonpoint Queens Central Queens! Share the gift of Rosh Hashanah warmth with those in need.

Join women of all ages to mix, knead, and braid challah from scratch. Participants will make challah both to take home and to give to families in need through our Food Pantry and Rosh Hashanah packages.

Cost is $36 for advanced registration, $48 at the door. Please register at https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/challah/

Oct
1
Tue
First Tuesdays Presents Abeer Hoque @ Espresso 77
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
5
Tue
First Tuesdays Presents Alex Segura @ Espresso 77
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
First Tuesdays Presents Alex Segura @ Espresso 77 | New York | United States

Alex Segura is the author of the acclaimed Pete Fernandez mystery series set in Miami, short stories that have appeared in numerous anthologies, and a number of best-selling and well-received comic books. He also co-created the LETHAL LIT podcast, which The New York Times named one of the best podcasts of 2018.

An open mic will precede the featured reading. There’s a three minute limit and signup starts at 6:30. The venue asks for a minimum $5 counter purchase.

Jan
7
Tue
First Tuesdays Presents Mark Weiss @ Espresso 77
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Tuesdays Presents Mark Weiss @ Espresso 77 | New York | United States

Mark Weiss’ bilingual anthology, The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry, was published by the University of California Press at the end of 2009. Art dealer, former film maker (a film of his is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), psychotherapist and social worker, occasional teacher of writing, literature, film making, history and psychology, he has published six books of poetry, most recently As Luck Would Have It(Shearsman Books, 2015) and As Landscape (Chax Press, 2010). Different Birds appeared as an ebook in 2004 (Shearsman Books).

An open mic will precede the featured reader. Any genre; three minute limit. Sign up starts at 6:30. The venue asks for a $5 counter purchase.

Mar
3
Tue
First Tuesdays Presents Sarah Gambito @ Espresso 77
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Tuesdays Presents Sarah Gambito @ Espresso 77

Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Loves You (Persea Books), Delivered (Persea Books), and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, POETRY, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The New Republic and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Literary Arts Program at Brown University. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers, The Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts from the Asian American Arts Alliance and grants and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The MacDowell Colony. She is Associate Professor of English / Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University and co-founder of Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving writers and readers of Asian American literature.

An open reading will precede the featured reader. Sign up starts at 6:30. Any genre; three-minute limit. The venue asks for a $5 counter purchase.