Watercolors on the Farm @ Queens County Farm Museum
Jun 6 – Jun 27 all-day
Watercolors on the Farm @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Experiment in the medium of watercolor with the farm landscape as your backdrop! Local Queens artist Denis Ponsot will provide instruction and demo all the “shop tricks” in watercolor painting. Beginning and experienced students are welcome and will explore a variety of techniques with an emphasis on developing one’s own style. Demonstrations of color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry brush techniques will be included. Individual attention will be given. Note: A supply list will be distributed upon registration for this course.

4 sessions: Thurs, June 6, 13, 20 & 27
1:00–4:00 pm

From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club @ Bayside Historical Society
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Bayside Historical Society invites you to join us for the opening of our new exhibit series “From the Archives,” which will feature historically significant documents, artifacts, photographs, and other archival materials from our vast collections. The first installment of the series will showcase the history of the Bayside Yacht Club and its activities throughout the 20th Century.

Cost: Free for BHS members; $5.00 for non-members

Historic Hudson River – Artistic Visions @ New York Hall of Science
Jun 15 – Sep 1 all-day
Historic Hudson River – Artistic Visions @ New York Hall of Science

This exhibition presents scenic views of the Hudson River and its surroundings. In these photographic images, artist Margaret Grace and photographers Jeffrey Friedkin, Michael Garber, Jeff Seneca, Robert Uricchio, Dyana Van Campen, and Michael Washburn document this great American river and are inspired by its geologic past. The exhibition is made possible through the support of the Art Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville, N.Y. Curated by Audrey Leeds. Free with museum admission.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Art Exhibit Opening Reception in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove | New York | United States

Following our free concert from 4 PM to 6 PM, come to our Art Exhibit Opening Reception. Featuring photographs by the late Harvey Shaman, photographer, author, teacher and Kew Gardens resident who is buried at Maple Grove; photographs of Forest Hills by Cheryl Cuddeback; paintings by Kew Gardens Resident Eric Scott Horn and a selection of the Framed Jewelry Art created at 15 workshops at Maple Grove through the support of Material for the Arts!

Opening: Beacon Shade Sail Art Installation with Shervone Neckles @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Opening: Beacon Shade Sail Art Installation with Shervone Neckles @ Lewis Latimer House Museum

Artist Shervone Neckles’ installation Beacon Shade Sail affirms the Lewis Latimer House Museum’s sense of place and belonging within the Flushing and greater Queens community, and honors the “groundbreaking” lifework of inventor Lewis H. Latimer. The outdoor installation features two triangular-shaped shade sails which function as a focal point to attract the local public and serve as a locator for visitors.

About the Artist:
Shervone Neckles is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and community worker. Neckles’ draws inspiration from the duality and transitional nature of her Afro-Grenadain, American identity. Her work embraces collage, alternative printmaking techniques, book arts, sculpture, and social investigations. She has participated in residencies as diverse as the Youlou Arts Foundation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, WI; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, FL; The Elizabeth Foundation’s SHIFT Program, NY; The Center for Book Arts, NY; The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME among many other residency programs. Previous awards include grants from The Queens Council on the Arts, Foundation of Contemporary Art, Puffin Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and fellowships from Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Manhattan Graphic Center.
Her award-winning work has been shown worldwide in both group and solo exhibitions and will be featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale’s Grenada Pavilion. Her practice also includes curatorial projects; Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts with Pratt Center for Community Development and Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, NY; and From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout at the Ice Box Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Neckles’ has earned an MA from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, MFA from Queens College and BFA from The College of New Rochelle. Neckles’ currently lives with her partner, artist José M. Ortiz and six-year-old son in Queens, New York.

This exhibition is made possible in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

Tyrannosaurus @ RaR Bar
Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Tyrannosaurus @ RaR Bar | New York | United States

TYRANNOSAURUS is a free weekly comedy show hosted by Veronica Rioseco, Jamie Wolf, and Leland Long. Every week we bring you some of the best comics in New York as well as comics from all over the world just passing through. Every week we stylize and diversify the lineup so that every show has a wide range of comedic styles and each show is unique.

This week features comedians:

Andy Wright
Rohan Padhye
Latif Tayour
Terence Hartnett
Lizzy Cassidy
Rachel McCartney

The show takes place every Tuesday, 9:00 pm at R’A’R bar in Astoria. R’A’R bar is at the corner of 35th Ave and 30th street, right off the 36th Ave stop with the N and W trains.

The Cultural Review Show @ The Creek and The Cave
Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Cultural Review Show @ The Creek and The Cave | New York | United States

Join British comedian Dominic Fogarty as he brings his BBC project live to the stage at the Creek and the Cave!

Joined by some funny friends, he attempts to understand the delicacies and intricacies of American culture.

Featuring the wonderful…

Jake Head – SiriusXM
Blair Dawson – The Belladonna
Moss Perricone – The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Free Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cultural-review-show-tickets-63597545972

Jackknife Comedy @ The Creek and The Cave
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jackknife Comedy @ The Creek and The Cave | New York | United States

Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month at The Creek and The Cave in Queens, hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! Each show they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, be cool and have a blast!

This months comics are:

Lisa Curry (MTV)
Igor Martinez (LEVITY LIVE)
Raanan Hershberg (LAUGHS ON FOX)
Lizzie Martinez (FUNNY OR DIE)
Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’S ASK ME ANOTHER)

Come out and party!

Tickets are only $5. You can buy them at the door or online at http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2019-07-06/

Imaging Women in the Space Age @ New York Hall of Science
Jul 13 – Nov 3 all-day
Imaging Women in the Space Age @ New York Hall of Science

This photo exhibition includes vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, television, film, pop culture and toys (e.g. Barbie and LEGO astronaut dolls), as well as new developments in space-inspired fashion (space gear/spacesuits for women).

The exhibition includes photographs of pioneering astronauts including Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, Mae Jemison, America’s first African-American female astronaut, and Ellen Ochoa, America’s first Hispanic woman to go into space. There are also photographs of Dr. Ellen K. Baker, an astronaut who has logged more than 600 hours in space. Dr. Baker grew up in New York City and is the daughter of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.

Also on display are vintage and current images of female space travelers in television shows like Lost in Space and Star Trek, photographs of space-inspired fashions including Pucci’s designs for Braniff Airlines flight attendants and Chanel’s 2017 futuristic dresses, and screenshots from films like Barbarella, which starred Jane Fonda and Gravity, which starred Sandra Bullock. Curated by Julie Wosk, author of “Women and the Machine” and “My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves.”

Artists at Noguchi: 75 Dollar Bill @ The Noguchi Museum
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
Artists at Noguchi: 75 Dollar Bill @ The Noguchi Museum | New York | United States

Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum present the New York-based guitar and percussion duo 75 Dollar Bill, performing their unique blend of sound from Northwest Africa by way of Mississippi and New York No Wave. As 75 Dollar Bill, plywood crate percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen make electric, richly patterned music that can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism – an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on early electric blues, the modal traditions of West Africa, India, and the Middle East, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown. For this event, the group will present a special set of material conceived with the unique environs of The Noguchi Museum in mind. The performance will take place in The Noguchi Museum’s outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain, the concert will move to the Museum’s galleries.