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)

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.

人柱の物語 (hitobashira no monogatari): Exhibition by Nine Yamamoto @ Flux Factory
Mar 26 – Mar 30 all-day
人柱の物語 (hitobashira no monogatari): Exhibition by Nine Yamamoto @ Flux Factory | New York | United States

In her first solo exhibition on Turtle Island, Nine Yamamoto-Masson presents new works that reflect on the private dimensions of war and US imperialism in Asia that, sidelined by hegemonic regimes of knowledge and cold bureaucratization of violence, often elude representation and public discourse – especially within the US public imaginary of Asia and of US military actions.

In this exhibition, Yamamoto-Masson chooses a reduced formal language and visual codes to unlock engagement with the history, reality, and the private and political afterlife of the Manhattan Project and the ongoing global nuclear colonialism it is but one aspect of – including its legions of ghosts around the world. In drawings, collages, installations, and sculptures, the artist negotiates the politics of what can be publicly revealed of the active legacy of gendered and racialized state-sanctioned violence – including rape as a technology of power – and what remains incommunicable and unwelcome.

Ways You’re Hurting Your Eyes & Tips for Saving Them @ Trattoria L’incontro
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm
Ways You’re Hurting Your Eyes & Tips for Saving Them @ Trattoria L’incontro | New York | United States

Are you protecting your eyes from the sun? Following the 20-20-20 rule? If not, you are not doing enough for the health of your eyes. Learn from Mount Sinai Queens optometrist, Dr. Elena Schmidt, what you can do today to take care of your eyes and preserve your vision as you age. Sign up today!

Kristi Cole & Guests Presents: “Value of Space”, An Evening of Art & Performance @ The Living Artist
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kristi Cole & Guests Presents: "Value of Space", An Evening of Art & Performance @ The Living Artist | New York | United States

Please join us for our first evening of interdisciplinary Art & Performance at The Living Artist, in Woodside, Queens!

Featuring an evening length premiere by Kristi Cole & Guests, and Curation by Shannon Finnell.

Featuring Performers:
Kristi Cole
Emma Lalor
Madeline Robertson
Therese Ronco
Kimiko Tanabe
Lea Torelli

Featuring Visual Artists:
Kevin Quiles Bonilla
Matthew Brennan
Johnnie Chatman
Luke Davis
Luis Diaz
Isadora Frost
Mario Gonzales
María del Mar Hernández Gil de Lamadrid
Yuko Nishikawa
Ariana Sarwari
Gray Swartzel

Featuring Additional Performances by:
Rachel Clayton
Amanda Field
Kristalyn Gill
Riley Marie

A Palo Seco: Flamenco @ Flushing Town Hall
Mar 28 @ 2:15 pm
A Palo Seco: Flamenco @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

A vibrant and entertaining production full of color, rhythm, and high-energy performance pieces, as well as plenty of audience participation. Audience members of all ages learn about the history of Southern Spain, and will be taught how to play castanets and rhythmic hand-clapping. They are also led through Flamenco’s prototypical zapateo (footwork) and are invited to join the artists on stage to do a short dance number at the end.

$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens

Akua Allrich: Tribute to Nina Simone & Miriam Makeba @ Flushing Town Hall
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Akua Allrich: Tribute to Nina Simone & Miriam Makeba @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich (a MAAF Jazz Touring Network Artist) curates and delivers a soul-stirring tribute to two powerhouse musician-activists, Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba. This talented Howard University graduate is making a name for herself in the US and beyond with a musical style that draws from blues, soul, jazz, and pan- African music. Akua leads a sizzling hot band in renditions of beloved songs made famous by Simone and Makeba.

SAT | MAR 28 | 8 PM | JAZZ

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

Exploring the Amazon Basin (in Queens) Tour
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Exploring the Amazon Basin (in Queens) Tour @ New York | United States

No mosquitoes to fight. No machetes needed. This is the area that corporate Amazon rejected under community pressure. They chose not to negotiate. The area is still prime for artist and tech startup investments. The tour is limited to 30 participants. The fee is $20, payable at the start of the tour. Registration required at jaconet@aol.com

West end of E stop at Court Square/23 Street.

Meet at the NE corner 21st Street and 44th Drive

Resource Fair for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities @ Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Resource Fair for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities @ Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center | New York | United States

Commonpoint Queens is hosting a Special Services Resource Fair on Sunday, March 29, from 1-4pm at Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center!

This FREE public event is for:

People with disabilities
Family members and friends
Teachers, students, professionals and community members
We will be giving out information on our vast array of programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, including: day rehabilitation services, summer camps, recreational programs, transitional & vocational services, respite services and more. We’ll also be addressing assistive technology, special needs financial planning, parent support services, care coordination and therapy options.

Discover community resources, attend break out workshop sessions, network with families and share information. You can see our full workshop schedule at the bottom of the page.

Shuttle Bus service available to/from Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills NY 11375. Pick up times at CQ: 12:30pm, 2:30pm. Bus will leave the resource fair to head back to CQ at 2pm and 4pm.

For more details, please contact Amanda Smith at (718) 225-6750 ext 286 or at asmith@commonpointqueens.org or visit https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/developmental-disabilities-resource-fair/.

Workshop Schedule

1:15pm-2:00pm – Special Needs Financial Planning with Andrew Cohen, Esq.
2:00pm-2:30pm – Assistive Technology with Mark Surabian, Founder of ATHelp
2:30pm-3:00pm – Supportive Employment with Stephanie Costa, MSW
3:00pm-3:30pm – Holistic Therapy Options with Maryann Sucich-Massari, Founder of Purple Table
3:30pm-4:00pm – Care Coordination/Access to Services with Peter Coleman, Care Design NY

The Early Bird Comedy Special! @ St. John's University, Marillac Hall
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Early Bird Comedy Special! @ St. John's University, Marillac Hall | New York | United States

Guaranteed laughs before 5pm! Now you can have your laughs and your early bird dinner too! Cory Kahaney was voted Best Comedian in NYC by Backstage and Best Female Comedian NYC by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. She appeared in Catskills on Broadway with Freddie Roman, the creator and star of the groundbreaking show, and on TV on The Late ShowAmerican’s Funniest MomNBC’s Last Comic Standing and The Apprentice!  Harrison Greenbaum began performing stand-up while studying psychology at Harvard. A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison performs 600 shows a year, and has been seen on NBC’s Last Comic StandingNational Geographic’s Brain Games, and was the warm-up comic for Katie Couric’s daytime talk show on ABC.  Both comedians have the distinction of having been featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent! Join us! The early bird gets the laughs! $48, $42

Presented at St. John’s University, Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439

For Tickets and Info: www.visitqpac.org or 718-631-6311.