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)
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.
Join us for Virtual Family Yoga Sunday, June 7 with our Yoga Instructor Robyn Saling! This workshop is designed for children ages 2-6 and their families. Our yogi adventure includes imaginative poses, creative play, and special time to connect with your child.
Workshop will be held on Zoom – link will be provided after registration. Please register below. The workshop is free with a suggested donation of $5 per family, allocated to the compensation and benefits of our Commonpoint Queens Staff as a tax-deductible contribution to the Commonpoint Queens Staff Sustainability efforts.
For more information, please contact Adam Ostroff at email@example.com.
Commonpoint Queens is currently accepting applicants for its bilingual community health worker training program with LaGuardia Community College. We are hosting a virtual recruitment event Wednesday, June 10 for potential applicants to learn more about the program.
Beginner/Intermediate ESL classes will be held beginning in June 2020, while intermediate/advanced ESL classes will begin in Fall 2020. After ESL classes, Community Health Worker Certification Training will begin in January 2021.
For more information or to register, please contact CWiggins@commonpointqueens.org or DTavarez@commonpointqueens.org.
Save the date: the second WEDNESDAY of the month for our Virtual Jazz Jam! Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, the jam welcomes musicians including our jazz jammers from Queens/Long Island, as well as newcomers from around the world, to share their music, lift our spirits and honor those we have lost. If you’d like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page or ZOOM on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 PM EST.
Participants will examine the objects around them in the spaces they inhabit and think of them as simple objects. By breaking furniture and decor into primitive shapes, they will be able to build them out of paper using a basic set of techniques. They will use these techniques to create a new, remixed, or fantastic room space out of paper.
Ages 7 and above, Families, and Adults welcome.
Materials: paper, tape, scissors, coloring materials
Pay what you wish. Details to join the live workshop will be shared closer to the event date. Registrants will also receive access to a recording of this workshop.