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

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.

Apr
7
Tue
First Tuesdays Presents Sokunthary Svay @ Espresso 77
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Tuesdays Presents Sokunthary Svay @ Espresso 77

Sokunthary Svay is a Khmer writer from the Bronx. She is poetry editor for Newtown Literary, the only literary journal for the borough of Queens, and a founding member of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA). She has received fellowships from American Opera Projects, Poets House, Willow Books, and CUNY. Her first collection of poetry, Apsara in New York, is available from Willow Books. She is a doctoral student in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her first opera, in collaboration with composer Liliya Ugay, will premiere in January 2020 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

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

May
5
Tue
First Tuesdays Presents Antoinette Brim @ Espresso 77
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Tuesdays Presents Antoinette Brim @ Espresso 77 | New York | United States

Antoinette Brim, author of These Women You Gave Me (Indolent Books), Icarus in Love (The Main Street Rag), and Psalm of the Sunflower (Aquarius Press/Willow Books), is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry, memoir, and critical work has appeared in various journals and magazines, as well as, in anthologies including Villanelles, Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Critical Insights: Alice Walker, 44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the 44th President of the United States, Not A Muse, Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta, and The Whiskey of Our Discontent: an anthology of essays commemorating Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks.

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