Feb
15
Sat
Survival: The Exhibition @ New York Hall of Science
Feb 15 – Sep 13 all-day
Survival: The Exhibition @ New York Hall of Science | New York | United States

Museum visitors can experience the thrill of adventure, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature, and prepare for the unexpected in Survival: The Exhibition, an exciting temporary exhibition that challenges visitors to become the ultimate survival expert. Survival: The Exhibition features a zipline, ropes course and museum displays that simulate extreme scenarios in an interactive and safe place for visitors of all ages to learn and test essential survival skills. Topics explored include first aid, water safety, navigation, fire and preparedness. $7 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: free)

Mar
12
Thu
HOLY HELL @ Flux Factory
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 12:00 am
HOLY HELL @ Flux Factory | New York | United States

Dive head first into HOLY HELL, Springboard Collective’s latest interactive installation- handbaskets provided. Our hell on earth features three stages of sinful performance art, gluttony, and a divine comedy that even Dante would be proud of.

Do you have the hottest sauce? Things heat up Thursday night 3/12 with a hot wing eating competition plus hottest sauce off. Friday the 13th is your opportunity to face the horns on a mechanical bull and hell raising performance art and DJs. Party in hell all night long Saturday night 3/14 featuring stand-up comedy acts and a late night dance party. All events are free and open to the public. What the hell??

Springboard Collective produces site-specific, interactive and sculptural environments. Their collaborative projects create unique experiences and engage critical dialogue in playful, socially-activated spaces. This project is co-directed by Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, and Micah Snyder. This exhibition is funded in part by Flux Factory and in-kind donations from Materials for the Arts.

Mar
19
Thu
Colon Cancer Awareness & Screening: Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer @ Broadway Library
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm
Colon Cancer Awareness & Screening: Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer @ Broadway Library | New York | United States

It’s National Colorectal Cancer Month and we take that very seriously. Colon cancer affects about 140,000 Americans each year and more than 50,000 die from it. Colorectal cancer tests are designed to find precancerous polyps. Some polyps can turn into cancer so early detection is key. Learn about colon cancer screening and when and where to get tested. Sign up today!

Bayside Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting @ Bayside Historical Society
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bayside Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Join Bayside Historical Society for the Election of BHS Board of Trustees and Installation Ceremony, plus Volunteer Recognition. Our meeting will feature Irish music & refreshments to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The cost is free for BHS members and $5 for non-members. RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/bhs-annual-membership-meeting-2.

Stephanie Acosta’s Good Day God Damn @ The Chocolate Factory Theater
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Stephanie Acosta's Good Day God Damn @ The Chocolate Factory Theater | New York | United States

Traveling through the fractured American landscape, looming vibrations push the ground up and the cosmos down as our community-turned-cabal explores terror, tectonic shifts, psychedelic self-harm and toxic monuments. Through the lens of a thriller, our cell flows through domestic borders, mingles with the extraterrestrial and unpacks landlocked limitations through discursive research, experiments in moving image, experiential installation, and absurd rigorous ensemble development.

Please note: March 19-28, 2020, Only on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm.

Performers: Leslie Cuyjet, Miriam Gabriel, Angie Pittman, Jessie Young.

Good Day God Damn began its development as part of a Creative Residency at The Chocolate Factory Theater in September 2018, curated by Blaze Ferrer.

Mar
21
Sat
Generative Writing Workshop: Getting to Know Your Characters @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Mar 21 all-day
Generative Writing Workshop: Getting to Know Your Characters @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

We all want to create memorable characters, but first we need to know who our characters are. In this course, we’ll discuss how to create vivid characters that jump off the page by looking at what unforgettable characters all have in common and how to craft your own. Together, we’ll also discuss how knowing the ins and outs of your character will improve all aspects of your creative writing, including the development of a plot that will keep readers invested and engaged. We’ll look at the work of Jamaica Kincaid, Sandra Cisneros, and Jade Sharma.
Instructor: Stephanie Jimenez
Stephanie Jimenez is a former Fulbright recipient. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Guardian; O, The Oprah Magazine; The New York Times; Joyland Magazine; and more.
She completed a novel-writing intensive at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and she attended the 2017 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference for fiction. They Could Have Named Her Anything is her debut novel. She lives in Queens, New York.

Meadow Lake Restoration: Pruning Project @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Meadow Lake
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meadow Lake Restoration: Pruning Project @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Meadow Lake | New York | United States

Spring is around the corner! Join the FMCP Environmental Stewardship Team as we kickoff the spring season and work to maintain the rain garden at Meadow Lake. Rain gardens are important for removing pollutants, absorbing nutrients, and increasing the biodiversity within the area.
We will use tools to prune ornamental grasses within the rain garden and remove invasive plant species that have crept up and invaded the space. All ages and experience levels welcome! Space is limited, however, so please register at: www.allianceforfmcp.org/stewardship

Planning Your Veggie Garden @ Queens County Farm Museum
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Planning Your Veggie Garden @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Interested in growing food, but not sure how to start? Learn the basics from our farmers so you can start gardening with confidence. Get useful tips on how to turn any backyard site into a garden, plan your crops, differentiate between direct seeding and transplanting, the how-to’s and why’s of weeding, harvesting, watering, and more! The class will emphasize organic methods so you can grow fresh, healthy food that’s good for your body and good for the planet. Note: Adult Education at Queens Farm is open to ages 18 & older.

Instructor Melanie Pylarinos is the Farm Manager at Queens Farm. She holds a Certificate in Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and her favorite crops to grow are hot peppers and herbs.

Free Writing Class: Getting to Know Your Characters @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Mar 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Free Writing Class: Getting to Know Your Characters @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

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 Lewis Latimer House Museum, is offering free creative writing classes.

Our next class will be led by Stephanie Jimenez on Saturday, March 21st from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Lewis Latimer House Museum located at 34-41 137th St in Flushing:

“Getting to Know Your Characters”

We all want to create memorable characters, but first we need to know who our characters are. In this course, we’ll discuss how to create vivid characters that jump off the page by looking at what unforgettable characters all have in common and how to craft your own. Together, we’ll also discuss how knowing the ins and outs of your character will improve all aspects of your creative writing, including the development of a plot that will keep readers invested and engaged. We’ll look at the work of Jamaica Kincaid, Sandra Cisneros, and Jade Sharma.

This program is in partnership with Lewis Latimer House Museum and 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.

Navatman Music Collective & Dance Company @ Flushing Town Hall
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm
Navatman Music Collective & Dance Company @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Navatman Music Collective is a one-of-a-kind choir that aims to bring out the depth and beauty of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music while imbuing it with a soul and energy from contemporary and diverse influences. Special appearance by Navatman Dance Company adds an element of dance and music together.

SAT | MAR 21 | 4 PM | WORLD MUSIC & DANCE

$18/$12 Members & Students/FREE for Teens