TAKE ROOT, now in its 10th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.
Curated by Chris Ferris
About the Work
DeLucia Benson Dance will show a duet of works. The first set will include Crux Acclaim and Quintessence. Crux Acclaim is a work of physical dance that creates shapes and patterns that excites the mind and spirit. Quintessence is a work with dynamic shifts in mood, timing, and movement quality. Strength is apparent as the women collide and embrace. Music will be provided by cellist Loren Dempster.
Six Degrees Dance’s as yet untitled piece explores ideas of fear, aggression, anxiety, apathy and the false panacea of distraction as it relates to today’s social climate. Performers, shrouded by thin veils of complacency, separate themselves from the world around them in an attempt at safety and protection. But when they remove those veils, what do they see? And how will they respond?
Hip Hop on green, R&B on blue…who will reign supreme? We’re battling it out with Hop Hop vs Ladies of R&B at Bohemian Beer Garden! Neither one your thing? We’ll be mixing your favorite Latin hits on red. Come on out, support your favorite channel, and dance the night away!
Your experience includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• Glow in the Dark gear
• 3 live DJ’s battling for your attention
• 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!
A good old fashioned Italian meal: cheesy stuffed shells in a delicious Bolognese sauce offers nothing but comfort. This recipe will allow our Young Chefs to make a traditional sauce from Bologna, Italy, mix all the ingredients for the ricotta stuffing, cook the shells, and enjoy this flavorful pasta dish in under 90 minutes.
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids.
For kids ages 8-12
“Epic Poems: Our Heroes, Ourselves”
We are all heroes in our own stories, and this connects us to the long history of humans trying to make sense of the world through narrative. We will read a few examples of poems that tell a story, and study images of myths and folktales, unearthing the stuff of legend in our own lives. It will, of course, be epic.
Pichchenda Bao is an emerging writer and poet in Queens, NY. She was born in Cambodia at the end of the Khmer Rouge regime and came with her parents to the United States as refugees in the 1980s.
This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Red Violin returns to Forest Hills for an all-Beethoven program featuring his beloved Spring Sonata and the virtuosic Archduke Trio.
Elizabeth Pitcairn returns playing her famed “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius, and will be joined by pianist Barbara Podgurski (MRP Artistic Director) and cellist Evan Drachman. Grandson of the great cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, Drachman performs on the famed Piatigorsky Stradivarius cello, one of the six great Strad cellos in existence.
You will not want to miss this historic event featuring two of the most famous Stradivarius instruments in the world performing together on the same stage, and right here in Forest Hills! The program will also feature the world premiere of a piece for violin and piano by Sunny Knable.
Reception to follow, sponsored by Finback Brewery!
Tickets: $20/adult and $10/student Available at the door and at
We have a full day of events on Saturday, March 16th honoring Maple Grove’s own James McCarroll. He was an early 20th century Canadian Irish American writer, poet, composer and journalist. Mary Lannon of Literary Sunday will be doing a Q & A with author Prof. Michael Peterman, the biographer of the recently published “Delicious Mirth” about James McCarroll 2:30pm at the Victorian Building. At 3:00pm, please gather by the Victorian Building and Carl Ballenas will lead a walk to unveil James’s McCarroll’s headstone and give a dedication for this remarkable man. Free parking – enter the gate at Lefferts Blvd & Kew Gardens Rd. Free Admission. We have a separate listing for an Irish Concert one the same day at 4 PM at the Center at Maple Grove.
Come help celebrate the remarkable life of Canadian Irish American James McCarroll (1814-1892) with a concert of Irish music. We will have traditional favorites, some contemporary and several of James McCarroll’s own compositions. Our concert will be followed by a reception of light refreshments and where audience members can meet Professor Michael Peterman, the author of “Delicious Mirth” a recently published biography of James McCarroll. See flyer for details. RSVP requested for Free Admission or a donation of $5 without RSVP. Free parking on cemetery grounds – enter the gate at 129th St. & Kew Gardens Rd. See separate listing for Q&A with the author at 2:30 PM followed by a gravestone unveiling.
Our Citizens Rope Competition is back for another round! The competition will be redpoint format, where competitors will receive points for route completion. The five most valuable routes will be the competitor’s final score. Attempts will be used to break ties.
Get ready to CRUSH.
Males and Females will compete in the following categories:
Recreational (5.5 to 5.9)
Intermediate (5.10- to 5.11)
Masters (Age 45+)
Registration begins at 6PM, Awards at 9PM
The number one selling UK trio, Tenors Unlimited, returns to the US with their show From Venice to Vegas, an exciting program of classical and popular music. Also known as The Rat Pack of Opera, the tenors will take you on a fantastic musical journey that will move you and make you laugh, in equal measure! Celebrating 15 years together, Scott Ciscon, Jem Sharples and Paul Martin have assembled an eclectic selection of songs, including some of the best-loved melodies from the worlds of opera, musical theatre, and popular music. Using talents honed in their previous solo careers, the tenors set out to bring their own unique blend of wit, charm and vocal arrangements to the classical crossover genre.