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
22
Thu
2019 Waterfront Concert Series: Lost Soul Found @ Astoria Park Great Lawn
Aug 22 all-day
2019 Waterfront Concert Series: Lost Soul Found @ Astoria Park Great Lawn

Central Astoria LDC is happy to inform you that the July 18th Rained out show has been rescheduled!
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Central Astoria LDC concludes our 2019 Waterfront Concert Series, Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Astoria Park Great Lawn. We are proud to be taking you back in time to enjoy the wonderful R & B sounds of the 60s & 70s with “Lost Soul Found!”

This free concert is open to the public and no RSVP or tickets are required. So grab a blanket or a chair and just show up!

Live at the Landing: Gabriel Guerrero & QUΔΠTUM @ LIC Landing
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live at the Landing: Gabriel Guerrero & QUΔΠTUM @ LIC Landing | New York | United States

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Queens Council on the Arts and LIC Landing by COFFEED is proud to present “Live at the Landing,” a summer music series featuring Queens-based musicians from multiple genres, neighborhoods, and backgrounds. On August 22nd we present Gabriel Guerrero & QUΔΠTUM: Led by Colombian pianist Gabriel Guerrero, QUΔΠTUM is a musical force featuring Cuban saxophonist Hery Paz, Chilean drummer Felix Lecaros, and Massachusetts born Will Slater on bass. “Music can be perceived from many perspectives, sounds and colors can change suddenly, take unexpected directions. Music from the past can be alive at any moment by the magic of recordings. The natural randomness of nature and universe is the perspective of QUΔΠTUM as a musical force. Unveiling the power of improvisation by the solos and constructions of the compositions QUΔΠTUM makes justice to each unique moment.”

Romeo and Juliet @ Queensbridge
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm
Romeo and Juliet @ Queensbridge

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 Queensbridge on 8/15 and at the following locations/dates:

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

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

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
23
Fri
Romeo and Juliet @ Astoria Park
Aug 23 @ 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 & 8/24) 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
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!

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.

Sep
6
Fri
Beer Garden Silent Disco Party @ Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Sep 6 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 2:00 am
Beer Garden Silent Disco Party @ Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

Summer might technically be over, but the party doesn’t stop! Our parties at Bohemian Beer Garden are as hot as ever. Our 3 live DJs always bring the best vibes and even better jams. This event will be outside if the weather’s on our side!

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

Special notes:
• 21+
• Rain or shine
• Dress Code: Casual

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:
With your pair of Quiet Events headphones you can adjust the volume and choose between our three DJ’s with the flick of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows which channel you’re listening to. You can dance along with those tuning into the same DJ as you; it’s super social. There’s no loud music to talk over and there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!