Sep
18
Sat
Halfway to St Patrick’s Parade
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am
Halfway to St Patrick's Parade @ New York | United States

The Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Parade is our 3rd St Patrick’s Parade. Join us for a celebration including bands, schools dancers, mounted police and community groups. We will be marching on Bell Blvd between 35th Ave and 42nd Ave, starting at 11 am.

The after party will continue into the evening on 41st Ave which will host live Irish music.

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
1
Fri
Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch @ Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 1 – Oct 30 all-day
Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Monday – Friday, 12pm – 4:30pm
Saturday – Sunday 10am – 4:30pm
*Last entry at 4:30pm

October is pumpkin month at Queens Farm! Enjoy the crisp fall air as you wander through the patch to scoop up the perfect pumpkin. Walk the farm grounds and soak in some New York history – Queens Farm is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State, dating back to 1697. (Pumpkins priced by size.)

Oct
2
Sat
Maze by Moonlight @ Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Maze by Moonlight @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night! Bring your flashlight and enjoy the fun. Don’t miss this exclusive event. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of this interactive maze. Feel up to the challenge? A visit to Maze by Moonlight is must-see NYC!

Oct
3
Sun
Braata Folk Singers in Concert: Rebirth @ Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm
Braata Folk Singers in Concert: Rebirth @ Jamaica Performing Arts Center | New York | United States

Braata Folk Singers Back by Popular Demand! Caribbean Folk Ensemble, the Braata Folk Singers, will grace the stage once more after a triumphant return to concert performance on Father’s Day earlier this year. Armed with an expanded repertoire, this performance will mark the New York-based group’s second live production since the pandemic began. The concert will include the much-loved inspirational, folk and reggae songs from the June 2021 concert.

The Braata Folk Singers, under the creative direction of Jamaican-born actor, singer, and producer Andrew Clarke, and the musical direction of Joel Edwards, present “Rebirth” on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) at 6 p.m. Tickets will be $25 pre-sold and $30 at the door. Tickets can be reserved at braataproductions.org/bfsreboot. JPAC is located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York near the Parsons/Archer subway stop.

The concert is produced by Braata Productions, which is dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists a platform to showcase their work and talents. Their mission is to transform lives through cultural awareness and the arts and to bring Caribbean folk culture, artists, music, stories, movement, and theater into more prominent spaces while providing an opportunity for Caribbean artists to receive greater recognition. The Braata Folk Singers are proud ambassadors of Caribbean folk music. Queens County is home to one of the world’s largest communities of Caribbean expatriates.

Patrons who were treated to “Rebirth” earlier this year experienced first hand how the title of the show is a metaphor: the world emerging from the pandemic. At that show, Clarke explained that we as a city were just in the early stages of discussing the return to live performance. The program inspired our supporters and fans to safely emerge from their homes, apartments, and lofts–like butterflies from their cocoons–into a world different from the pre-Covid one they knew.

Having taken some time to retool, the Braata Folk Singers surprised concert-goers with a program unlike any ever seen before in the group’s more than 10-year performance history. One patron remarked as he left the theatre, “I am pleasantly surprised, really glad I came, the show was excellent.” That is exactly the reaction Clarke had hoped to elicit from those in attendance. Clarke said, “I am sure when most people sat down to the concert that day they expected a nice evening listening to some of their favorite folk songs. But from the sound of the opening chords, they were in for something special!” He added, “The end of the first song brought on the first of many standing ovations for the night. I think it was safe to say that the Braata Folk Singers had returned in fine style!”

Advanced ticket purchases are encouraged to minimize in-person transactions and to observe Covid protocols. For those unable to attend the concert, donations are encouraged to ensure the Braata Folk Singers’ continued existence.

The Braata Folk Singers in Concert is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

ABOUT BRAATA PRODUCTIONS
Braata Productions is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists an opportunity and platform through which they can showcase their works and talents. The company was founded in 2009 to bring Caribbean folk culture, music movement, stories, artists, and theatre to the United States. The vision is to create a world where the cultural and historical traditions of the Caribbean islands are woven into the beautiful tapestry of global arts used to teach and inspire new generations to always reach for more.

Braata Productions offers the highest quality theatrical and educational productions and programs to educate and entertain people worldwide.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to donate to the Braata Folk Singers, visit braataproductions.org/bfsreboot.

Oct
16
Sat
Global Kids 2021 5K Run/Walk/Virtual @ Queens Museum, New York City Building, Meridian Rd, Queens, NY 11368
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am
Global Kids 2021 5K Run/Walk/Virtual @ Queens Museum, New York City Building, Meridian Rd, Queens, NY 11368 | New York | United States

Join us for our annual Global Kids 2021 5K Run/Walk/Virtual! This year we decided to have a hybrid race that will allow participants to join a virtual race from anywhere in the world on Oct 9-20, with an in-person race at 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 16 in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens.

All proceeds from the race go to our College & Career Readiness Program, preparing Global Kids high school students for life after high school. Youth receive essential support through the college application process, exposure to a wide variety of careers, and job readiness training through internships, among many other services.

AWARDS (In-person)
-Top 3 M/F Overall
-Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 12 & Under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
-Best Team Spirit
-Top Fundraiser

FEES
-$25 Early Bird through Midnight 10/2
-$30 10/3 through Midnight 10/15
-$35 on race day
-Staff & GK Students – FREE!
-UNDER 18 – FREE!

FMCP’s Environmental Stewardship Team – Fall Kickoff @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
FMCP's Environmental Stewardship Team - Fall Kickoff @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park | New York | United States

Join the Environmental Stewardship Team on Saturday, October 16th for our Fall Kickoff event at Meadow Lake!

While FMCP is home to many native species, invasive plants threaten the growth and development of our wetland environment by decreasing the biodiversity of our native birds, fish, animals, and insects due to less sources of familiar food and shelter being available. As we remove the invasive plants, we make room for native species to recover and thrive, along with beatifying the park.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city by coming to our green haven to clear our gardens and your minds as we restore key park areas to their rightful condition. We welcome people of all ages and all help will be greatly appreciated. No experience necessary!

Oct
23
Sat
Maze by Moonlight @ Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Maze by Moonlight @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night! Bring your flashlight and enjoy the fun. Don’t miss this exclusive event. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of this interactive maze. Feel up to the challenge? A visit to Maze by Moonlight is must-see NYC!