Oct
3
Sat
LIC Springs Back! @ Long Island City between 50th and 46th Avenues (Vernon Blvd)
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LIC Springs Back! @ Long Island City between 50th and 46th Avenues (Vernon Blvd) | New York | United States

On Saturday, October 3rd, LIC Partnership hosts its 7th Annual LIC Springs! community block festival on Vernon Boulevard between 50th and 46th Ave.

Celebrate Long Island City and enjoy live music, dance and theater performances plus interactive lessons, art & sculpture-making, fitness classes, outdoor dining, pop-up activities, sports games and more. Free and open to all ages. LIC Springs! is thankful to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for his support and is a proud partner of DOT Weekend Walks.

To see photos from last year’s event, please visit: licqns.com/licsprings2019album.

Please reach out to please contact our Director of Events, Carla Nicdao, at cnicdao@licpartnership.org or 718-705-9933 for questions about the event.

Queensboro Dance Festival 2020 @ Queens Theatre At Home
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm
Queensboro Dance Festival 2020 @ Queens Theatre At Home | New York | United States

After a full summer tour of virtual performances and classes, the 2020 Queensboro Dance Festival (QDF) will culminate with a broadcast of performances by all 24 Queens-based dance companies over three nights. In keeping tradition with previous seasons, QDF’s closing weekend will be presented in partnership with Queens Theatre, with this year being a virtual broadcast on Queens Theatre’s YouTube channel, QDF’s YouTube channel, as well as Queens Theatre and Queensboro Dance Festival websites.
Each evening will feature a completely different program of dance performances, so audiences can tune into each show and experience each of the 24 Queens-based dance companies who toured in the festival since May. Dance cultures represented include Hula, Tap, Modern, Bellydance, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, West African, Cumbia, Kathak, Street Jazz, Greek, Ballroom, and Chinese. Each show will also have a live audience interactive Q&A segment with the choreographers, who will also share their experiences as dancers during quarantine and COVID times. Many of the dance works premiering have been created, inspired by, or rehearsed virtually in quarantine.

The weekend of culminating performances marks the close of the 2020 Queensboro Dance Festival, which launched back in May as a virtual tour of Instagram Live sessions with each dance company in their home neighborhoods across Queens. As regulations slightly eased into autumn, the festival transitioned into presenting a short run of live outdoor performances for virtual audiences, with a limited number of the dance groups.

Queensboro Dance Festival is co-presented by Queens Theatre and The Physical Plant. Queensboro Dance Festival is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Support is also provided by Mertz Gilmore Foundation.