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)
*Please RSVP to receive instructions on joining the virtual workshop.
Join us for a virtual tour of the Lewis Latimer House Museum’s special exhibition Home/Land, led by curator Katie Fuller. The virtual tour will be followed by a Q&A session with the curator.
Katie Fuller had been an educator for eleven years before curating her first show, Race and Revolution: Exploring Human Injustices through Art, in the summer/fall of 2016. The exhibition became the first in a series that examines historical memory around systemic racism in the United States. Still Separate – Still Unequal, a critical examination of school segregation, traveled throughout the Northeast for two years. The most recent exhibition in the series, Reimagining Monuments, was on view at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn from March – June 2019. Starting in February 2020, the Lewis Latimer House hosts Race and Revolution: Home/Land, an examination of the systemic family separation, bounty hunting, and incarceration of runaway slaves in the past and migrant families in the present. She writes curriculum and presents the content of the shows at education conferences, universities, and after-school programs.
Her exhibitions have been reviewed by Hyperallergic, Vice Magazine, Artsy, ArtForum, Daily Kos, The Believer, among others. Katie is pursuing a PhD in Art Education with a certification in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation at Florida State University.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Flushing Town Hall is excited to be celebrating with a brand new production “Crazy Talented Asians & Friends”. Simply tune into Flushing Town Hall Facebook Page on Saturday, May 30 at 6 PM EST and come watch LIVE our selected animation films that will wow you with the artists’ creative digital art and storytelling talents. Join us again at 8:30 PM EST for Live Comedy and roll on the floor laughing as our comedians share their authentic experiences. For more information, please visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/fth-at-home-ctaf
Ralph Nazarethis a poet, teacher and publisher. Born and raised in Mangalore, with a brief spell in Bombay, Nazareth got his Ph.D. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974. After forty years of teaching at SUNY Stony Brook & Purchase, UT Austin & Nassau Community College, he retired from academia in 2015. He is now in his second decade of volunteer-teaching in maximum security prisons in New York State. He has published four books of poetry, most recently Dropping Death(in collaboration with Duane Esposito). In addition, his writing has appeared in books, magazines, and journals in the US and abroad, including the award-winning collection Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. He has participated in poetry festivals in Palestine, Ecuador, Colombia & El Salvador. The Managing Editor of Yuganta Press, he currently also heads GraceWorks, Inc., an international nonprofit charitable foundation.
Duane Espositois a Professor of English at Nassau Community. He has an M.A. from SUNY Brockport and an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona. His work was selected by Diane Glancy for an Academy of American Poets Award & his poems have been published in dozens of journals. His collections are The Book of Bubba(Brown Dog Press, 1998), Cadillac Battleship(brokenTribe Press, 2005), Declaration for Your Bones(Yuganta Press, 2012), Dropping Death, a collaboration with Ralph Nazareth (Yuganta Press, 2018), & Panic’s Hymn, a reissue/re-imagining of Cadillac Battleship (GloveBox Poems, 2018). He lives on Long Island—on Lopsided Farm—with his wife, daughter, son, & many animals.
An open mic (any genre) will precede the featured reading. There’s a three-minute limit. Sign up starts at 6:30.
The venue requests a minimum $5 counter purchase
Commonpoint Queens Adult Workforce Department presents a virtual recruitment event Wednesday, June 3 with the Council for Airport Opportunity. Jobseekers can meet CAO Account Manager Glenna to discuss open positions at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports.
Available positions include:
– Warehouse Cargo Agents
– Supervisory & Management positions
– Security Temperature Taker
– General Maintainers
– CDL A or B Driver and more!
For more information and to register, please email Denia Tavarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by versatile Indian classical vocalist Roopa Mahadevan, Roopa In Flux is an ensemble of musical wanderers venturing beyond the established traditions that shaped them. Voice, piano, violin, and percussion band together for a sound grounded in classical and jazz/soul forms from around the world, using novel arrangements and improvisational spark to express a contemporary moment.
FRI | JUN 5 | 8 PM | WORLD MUSIC
$18/$12 Members & Students/FREE for Teens
The National Arts Drive is a fundraiser for local artists and creatives across the country (film, fashion, music, art, performance…). On Saturday, June 6, 2020, we’re inviting artists across the U.S to showcase and perform from front lawns, driveways, balconies, and stoops
We’re also inviting the community to drive through suburban streets and city blocks to witness their creative neighbors. The experience is paired with a mobile site and an interactive map that marks each art installation or performance.Drivers can donate from their car directly to the artist (Venmo, Paypal, etc).
This is completely free for both artists and drivers. Our goal is for artists to receive direct funding from the public.
Artists can drop their map marker at nationalartsdrive.com Community drivers can RSVP at nationalartsdrive.com
The LIC Post Waterfront 5K returns to the streets and parks of Long Island City for the fifth year. This family-friendly run/walk starts and ends at Hunter’s Point South Park and takes people along one of the most scenic running routes in the city. In addition to the 5K, the event also features the ‘Center Blvd Kids Dashes’ for children ages 2-9. Join 1,300+ other runners at this great community event!
This event is a fundraiser for Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. All proceeds go to supporting free programming and park maintenance efforts.