Jul
13
Tue
Garden Creativi-Tea @ Voelker Orth Museum
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Garden Creativi-Tea @ Voelker Orth Museum | New York | United States

The Voelker Orth Museum’s family-friendly drop-in summer art workshops are back. Make and take home your own creations on Tuesday afternoons, July 13- August 10th.
A garden inspires and provides great materials for art-making. Each week we combine art with some nature in the garden and a refreshing glass of honeyed iced tea on the side. And, each week features a different project. The Museum provides all the supplies and materials, with selections suitable to a range of ages and experiences.

Come to one or come to all. This is an outdoor program at the Museum with a virtual version follow-up on social media for anyone unable to join onsite.
• July 13th – Fairy Houses. Flights of fancy to start the new series of workshops. With Emily Gross, the Museum educator, create your magical abode. Simple or intricate – see where your imagination takes you!
Visit www,vomuseum.org for a full schedule of the workshops.

Jul
22
Thu
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC – New York City Ballet Orchestra @ Culture Lab LIC
Jul 22 all-day
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC - New York City Ballet Orchestra @ Culture Lab LIC | New York | United States

Since March of 2020, the New York City Ballet Orchestra has been unable to perform at their theater at Lincoln Center. They are thrilled to present an exciting program for Violin and Cello Duo showcasing several epochs of classical music this Thurs, 7/22nd at Culture Lab!

Jul
23
Fri
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC – Dylan Charles @ Culture Lab LIC
Jul 23 all-day
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC - Dylan Charles @ Culture Lab LIC | New York | United States

Come hear Dylan Charles this Friday at 8 pm! His music runs the gamut from Americana and blues to jazzy soul and indie-pop. We have burgers & beer and entry is free!

Jul
24
Sat
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC – Jane Lee Hooker & Strange Majik @ Culture Lab LIC
Jul 24 all-day
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC - Jane Lee Hooker & Strange Majik @ Culture Lab LIC | New York | United States

6p-10pm; FREE
5 pm – In a world full of manufactured bands and live shows backed up by hard drives, Jane Lee Hooker plays rock ‘n’ roll the way it’s meant to be played – loud and with passion. Come out this Saturday to #Culturelablic to hear the rock and roll of Jane Lee Hooker!

7 pm – Strange Majik front man “David Pattillo is something of a blues-rock cult hero in New York City, but you could likely tell that from looking at him.” The Deli Magazine. This Saturday night come out to #Culturelablic to catch live tunes by Strange Majik!

Jul
25
Sun
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC – Craig Greenberg Band & The Terraza Big Band @ Culture Lab LIC
Jul 25 all-day
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC - Craig Greenberg Band & The Terraza Big Band @ Culture Lab LIC | New York | United States

5p-9p; FREE
5 pm – This Sunday come out and hear the incredible Craig Greenberg Band! Frontman, Craig Greenberg has performed everywhere from Lincoln Center in New York to Israel and Cambodia, and with esteemed musicians such as Jackson Browne, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Jane Wiedlin (The Go Go’s), Louise Goffin, and Jerry Joseph.

7 pm – The Terraza Big Band creates “soaring, self-propelling original compositions” – The New York Times. This Sunday at 7 PM come to Culture Lab LIC to see The Terraza Big Band, an 18-piece ensemble based in Queens, that features many of New York’s most in-demand jazz musicians.

Aug
28
Sat
Natural An/Dems Outdoor Poetry & Bookmaking Workshop @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Natural An/Dems Outdoor Poetry & Bookmaking Workshop @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

As the closing for the My Soul Will Be a Star exhibition at Lewis Latimer House Museum and part of artist Sherese Francis’ Herbarium Verbarium series, this outdoor workshop will explore anthems and writing anthems that are natural to us. Participants will look at various examples of national, cultural, and poetry anthems, and then will learn how to bind together personal anthem books to write anthems inspired by Lewis Latimer using details from the museum and the outdoor area.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the museum. In case of inclement weather, this workshop will move inside the museum.

About The Artist

Sherese Francis is a Queens-based, Afro-Caribbean-American (Barbados and Dominica) poet, editor, interdisciplinary artist, workshop facilitator, and literary curator of the mobile library project, J. Expressions. She has published work in various publications including Furious Flower, Obsidian Lit, Rootwork Journal, Spoken Black Girl, The Operating System, Cosmonauts Avenue, No Dear, Apex Magazine, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, and Free Verse. Additionally, she has published two chapbooks, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls (Three Legged Elephant) and Variations on Sett/ling Seed/ling (Harlequin Creature), and has another one on the way from DoubleCross Press called, Recycling a Why That Rules Over My Sacred Sight. Besides her publications, she has had work featured in exhibitions from The Lit Exhibit, NY Live Arts, Queens Public Library, York College Arts Gallery, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, and Baxter St Camera Club.

My Soul Will Be a Star

Friday, 04/23/2021 through Sunday, 08/29/2021

In April 2021, National Poetry Month, African Voices and the Lewis Latimer House Museum (LLHM) collaborate on an exhibit:

“My Soul Will Be A Star – The Resilience and Creativity of Our Immigrant Communities

To guide and comfort all the souls that are, And welcome others to their final home.”

This exhibit is a virtual/interactive/visual exploration in the strength and resilience of Brooklyn and Queens immigrant artists who are striving in their communities during this age of COVID-19, racial reckoning, and political unrest. The title comes from Latimer’s Poem xi, “My Soul will be a Star.” It will be on view 4/23-6/30/2021. The LLHM portion of the exhibition is co-curated by the South-East Queens Artists Alliance, and viewable as outdoor banners on the site of Lewis Latimer House Museum, as well as online.

Lewis Howard Latimer [1848-1928] was an African American inventor, a son of fugitive slaves, self-taught poet and painter. His historic Victorian home in Flushing, Queens is now a New York City Landmark and museum. The museum’s mission is to call attention to Latimer and other People of Color’s contributions to American life, through multilingual tours, exhibitions, literature series, and STEAM education. Latimer’s life story is used as a point of departure from which to examine issues of race, class, immigration and contemporary events.

African Voices, is a non-profit arts organization which strives to transform the world one story at a time by creating a space for audiences to experience art, literature and film by artists of color. Founded in 1992, African Voices’ mission is carried out through public programs and the publication of a national literary magazine devoted to showcasing artists from the African Diaspora.

Sep
16
Thu
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Maché @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Sep 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Maché @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Join us for a two-part versatile method workshop led by artist Antonia Perez!
About this event
Join us for a two-part workshop led by artist Antonia Perez!

Paper Maché is a versatile method of using simple materials to make beautiful, long-lasting three-dimensional objects such as sculptures, masks, and household items. Participants in this two-part workshop will learn how to form an armature (the structure) from found materials, build up the form with paper maché (which means mashed paper in French) and refine their projects into finished artwork. Once you learn the basics of working with paper maché, you can use your imagination to create a wide variety of objects and forms!

Participation in the workshop requires your attendance in both workshops (September 16 and September 30) to learn all the steps needed to complete your project. People of every skill level are welcome, but this workshop is designed for people new to the art of Paper Maché.

Session Schedule:

Thursday, September 16: Learn how to create an armature (your sculpture’s foundation) from found materials.

Thursday, September 30: Learn how to work with Paper Maché, and refine your project into finished artwork.

Sep
30
Thu
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Maché @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Maché @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

About this event
Join us for a two-part workshop led by artist Antonia Perez!

Paper Maché is a versatile method of using simple materials to make beautiful, long-lasting three-dimensional objects such as sculptures, masks, and household items. Participants in this two-part workshop will learn how to form an armature (the structure) from found materials, build up the form with paper maché (which means mashed paper in French) and refine their projects into a finished artwork. Once you learn the basics of working with paper maché, you can use your imagination to create a wide variety of objects and forms!

Participation in the workshop requires your attendance in both workshops (September 16 and September 30) to learn all the steps needed to complete your project. People of every skill level are welcome, but this workshop is designed for people new to the art of Paper Maché.

Session Schedule:

Thursday, September 16: Learn how to create an armature (your sculpture’s foundation) from found materials.

Thursday, September 30: Learn how to work with Paper Maché, and refine your project into finished artwork.

Oct
8
Fri
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See @ The Chocolate Factory Theater
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See @ The Chocolate Factory Theater | New York | United States

“Put your hands where my eyes can see” is a group exhibition about imaging.

On view October 8 – October 22nd

Location: The Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-33 24th St, Queens, NY 11101
Chocolate Factory COVID-19 safety policies

Participating Artists: Tyler Davis || Jen Everett || Kearra Amaya Gopee || Terrance James Jr. || Komikka Patton || Sasha Phyars-Burgess || Brianna Robinson || Ricky Weaver

Curated by Cameron A. Granger in collaboration with Makeba Rainey & Haiba Hamilton as part of the Rhizome Project.

About the Exhibition
Let’s think about the shared history of Black Folks in the same way poet Hanif Abdurraqib describes the Soul Train Line: A narrow, writhing, seemingly endless tunnel of Black Folks smiling and clapping. Where, in the center, partners are brought together – sometimes by intention, many times by fate. And together, using what knowledge they have of themselves and their bodies, they must make their way out – to the other side – urged on by the blooming claps around them.

These shared stories become less visible as we move through the present and into the future. Our histories are often confined to the margins (a tunnel of its own) and redacted to a distorted past tense. In their place, a violent vernacular has been built, creating an imaging that finds Black Folks – to quote sociologist and scholar Ruha Benjamin: “trapped between regimes of invisibility and hypervisibility”

The work on view considers both the capacity that images have to influence our collective memory & imagination, and how, through maintaining control of images in the mainstream, the powerful have effectively privatized that imagination; distorting entire histories, presents, and suppressing our possible futures in the process. The work included moves to, like Ms. Toni Morrison said, “carve away at the accretions of deceit, ignorance, and sheer malevolence” embedded in the images & language of the powerful, of The Empire, so that new ways of imaging, and thus new futures are “not only available, but inevitable”

The exhibition will be archived in a zine created by Danielle and Kevin McCoy of Work/Play, to be released at the exhibition’s closing reception on October 22nd.

Oct
16
Sat
A day of art-making, performance, screenings, and poetry readings @ Queens Museum
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm
A day of art-making, performance, screenings, and poetry readings @ Queens Museum | New York | United States

Please join us for an Outdoor Series of Art-making, Performance, and Poetry on the museum lawn, and a Indoor Screening Series featuring a selection of 8 short to full length films and video art projects. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.