Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring thru fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted. We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!
Wednesday–Sunday through November 3, 2019
Wed, Thurs, Fri, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sat & Sun, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
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.”
Falls and fall injuries are more common than strokes and can result in serious health problems. Stepping On is a well-researched fall and injury prevention program. The free 7-week program meets for 1 1/2 hours per week. During the course of the program you will learn balance and strength training, the role of vision in helping you maintain balance, how medications can contribute to falls, ways to stay safe in your community, what to look for in safe footwear, and how to check your home for safety.
Specialists that will be meeting with you include a physical therapist, pharmacist, and vision care. Please RSVP with Ellen at 718-268-5011 ext. 160.
Stepping On is a program presented by Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens Adult and Senior Center in partnership with Northwell Health
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation? It’s important to treat it as soon as possible as treatment options are more effective if treated earlier in the disease state. Join us to learn about Atrial Fibrillation signs, symptoms and treatment options directly from Electrophysiologists, highly trained heart arrythmia specialists.
“at the eleventh hour” describes something happening in the final moment; the title of Tse Fei’s solo exhibition At the Twelfth Hour means it is too late.
Statement by the Artist:
“As an artist-in-residence in New York from Hong Kong, life is never an easy one, especially during this politically unstable period of my place. “At the Twelfth Hour” employs the 12-hour timezone difference between the two places to deal with the powerlessness and loneliness I experienced… It will be perhaps too late for me to go back to Hong Kong.”
Tse Fei is a conceptual artist and a secondary school Visual Arts teacher. Tse Fei was a janitor, was a security guard, was a designer; was a worker in a construction site; was an architecture student. As Shakespeare said, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” He believes that the possibility of a man and his art should be unlimited.
Tse’s residency is generously supported by the UOB At in Ink Award
Adults who want to stay active and independent will not want to miss this seminar. Learn from experts at Mount Sinai Queens about bone health and preventing broken bones, especially in the spine. With this information, you can take action to build your own roadmap for better bone health. This presentation includes the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, and tips on preventing bone loss and fractures. You will also learn important steps to improve bone health with exercise and nutrition. Presented by Mount Sinai Queens in collaboration with the American Bone Health americanbonehealth.org (with an educational grant from Medtronic). Click here to register.