Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Days: May 3, 2019 – June 2, 2019.
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden
sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden
Gateway National Recreation Area
Rockaway Point, NY 11695
CM Ulrich’s Office: 718.318.6411
1st Transatlantic Flight-US Navy Seaplane Division One, 1919
Join NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich, the Queens Historical Society, and the Rockaway Artists Alliance as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the flight of the NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
The US Navy Seaplane NC-4 was assembled and took off from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on May 8, 1919. An exhibition on the flight will be hosted at the RAA’s T-7 Gallery in Fort Tilden.
The New York Hall of Science’s summer exhibition uses flight simulation, augmented reality, touch-tables, design and skill challenges, virtual reality and more to immerse visitors in the wonders of flight, space travel and aerospace innovation, design and technology. Above and Beyond is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing and in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
This National Trails Day, join the Environmental Stewardship Team for planting at Pat Dolan Trail and help set the world record for the most people improving trails in a single day! Adding more native plants beautifies the trail and increases the biodiversity of the Willow Lake Preserve, allowing more native animal species to call this natural area their home. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes.
Our last class of the season will be led by David Burr Gerrard on Saturday, June 1st from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Library on Broadway at 40-20 Broadway (Astoria):
“Everyday Stories, Everyday Plots”
Too often, writers think of plot in terms of bangs and whimpers: either there are explosions, or there are characters wandering around feeling sad and not doing anything. Through generative writing exercises and readings from authors such as Alfredo Bryce Echenique, John Cheever, and Alice Walker, this class will explore how you can give your characters simple, even mundane goals that enliven your fiction.
Burr Gerrard is the author of The Epiphany Machine (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017) and Short Century (Rare Bird, 2014).
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.
For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.
Tickets are on sale for the Water Lantern Festival in Queens, NY at Flushing Meadows Corona Park!
Get your tickets at www.WaterLanternFestival.com
Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water.
Get your tickets now before they sell out!
This workshop will be held on Saturdays at noon at the Maspeth Library on April 13 and 27; May 4, 11 and 18; June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Space is limited, with people welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. They don’t have to attend every week to be a part of it.
Taught by Maxine Fisher, a natural teacher, whose taught at three colleges, including Queens College.
Amy Youngs’ work harnesses technology as a medium to connect humans empathetically with the biodiversity, symbioses, and unseen worlds in our natural environment. Her latest project, Becoming Biodiversity, is a guided app tour of the Pat Dolan Trail. It consists of mixed-reality animations and narration that invite the viewer to re-enact stories from the perspectives of non-humans, such as a plant calling out to a bird to help with pest control, an underground fungal network delivering goods to struggling trees, and a cormorant searching for a meal in a man-made lake.
We will start off the event with the Becoming Biodiversity tour, follow up with a Q&A with the artist, and conclude with a planting session. Please install the free Becoming Biodiversity app to participate in the tour, and bring headphones if possible. Register here, as space is limited: https://allianceforfmcp.org/b-b