Queens Comfort’s #LiveMusicWeekend / Saturday Night Dinner & Music @ Queens Comfort
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Queens Comfort's #LiveMusicWeekend / Saturday Night Dinner & Music @ Queens Comfort | New York | United States

Queens Comfort restaurant in Astoria Presents the second night of a #livemusicweekend featuring local Singer/songwriters JUSTINE GROVE and IVAN POLANCO on Saturday June 30th. Come enjoy an awesome dinner menu, delicious treats by DONUT DIVA and good music. #seeyouatdinner

FREE with limited seating (first come, first served) / ALL AGES /

Take “N” train to 30th Ave station

Jackknife Comedy @ The Creek and The Cave
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jackknife Comedy @ The Creek and The Cave

Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month, hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! Each show they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, be cool and have a blast! This months comics are: Julia Shiplett (HBO’S CRASHING), Jeff Wesselschmidt (COMEDY CENTRAL’S UP NEXT), Andrea Allan (KEITH AND THE GIRL), Karolena Theresa (HIDDEN FENCES), Kendall Farrell (10,000 LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL), Courtney Maginnis (RED CLAY COMEDY FESTIVAL), James Creelman (ROGUE ISLAND COMEDY FESTIVAL) and Randall Otis (FLOODWATER COMEDY FESTIVAL). Come out and party!

Tickets are only $5. You can buy them at the door or online here.

Culture Connection l Queens Library: Calypso Standards & More: Celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage with Brandon Bain @ Queens Library
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Culture Connection l Queens Library: Calypso Standards & More: Celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage with Brandon Bain @ Queens Library

Brandon Bain is a Brooklyn-born vocalist, activist, and songwriter known for his warm, easygoing delivery of the greatest jazz, pop, calypso, and classics of the American songbook. In the vintage spirit of such musical giants as Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Harry Belafonte, and Sammy Davis Jr., Bain blends pure silky tones, humor, and modernly honest renditions of all of the greatest classics. At this Culture Connection performance, international jazz singer Pauline Jean will join him. Come out to feel the beat of calypso.

Registration is not required. This program will take place in the Main Lobby.

16th Annual St. Albans Jazz and R&B Festival @ St. Albans Park
Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
16th Annual St. Albans Jazz and R&B Festival @ St. Albans Park | New York | United States

Join the Black Spectrum Theatre Co. for The 16th Annual St. Albans Jazz and R&B Festival, which has delighted audiences in Southeast Queens and beyond with energetic music and entertainment performances in years past and will do so once again this year with performances by:

*Crown Heights Affair featuring the legendary William Anderson: nationally acclaimed R&B Dance music pioneers of the ’70s and ’80s known for hit songs “Dreaming A Dream”, “Dancin'” and “Say a Prayer for You” as well as for their action-packed live performances and infectious horn-driven R&B dance music with pop overtones.

*Leon and The Peoples: fronted by lead singer Leon’s smooth, sultry vocals and backed by The People’s top-notch music talent from across the globe, Leon and The Peoples has a signature sound combining Reggae and Soul. Their phenomenal single “Beautiful” has hit #12 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart.

*Mel Holder: nominated for Best Instrumental CD at the 2016 Stellar Awards for his album “Back 2 Basics Music Book Volume II”, Mel Holder’s signature sound spreads the gospel of hope and salvation.

*Onaje Allan Gumbs: a New York-based pianist, composer, and bandleader who grew up in St. Albans, Queens and began playing piano at the ripe age of 7, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Jazz Artist category.

*Craig Crawford Players: with his velvet melodies, Brooklyn-born saxophonist Craig Crawford, a long-time resident of Queens, leads the Dove Award and Stellar Award nominated Craig Crawford Players as they weave together a blend of inspired and moving arrangements transcending jazz, gospel, and funk that are sure to connect the heart and soul.

And many more!

HUMPDAY Open Mic :Wednesday nights at Joe’s Garage @ Joe's Garage
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
HUMPDAY Open Mic :Wednesday nights at Joe's Garage @ Joe's Garage

YOUR MID-WEEK RESCUE: C’mon down to JOE’S GARAGE on Wednesday nights for a cold one and the local HUMPDAY OPEN MIC showcase. CALLING ALL GUITAR HEROES & HEROINES: bring your Axe & Your Amp and cum shred like u mean it while your groupies shoot a game of pool in the new local house of Rock N’ Roll. #4thoseabouttorockwesaluteyou #UknowUwannaPlaySoPlay

CATIE EGAN – The “LAST BLAST before CLASS “tour @ Raven's Head public House
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CATIE EGAN - The "LAST BLAST before CLASS "tour @ Raven's Head public House

Local singer/songwriter CATIE EGAN performs cheerful, uplifting, family-friendly favorites and engaging original material. Now is a good chance to see her perform live & local – these will be the last 3 dates before she goes back to school:

Friday August 10th/ Queens Comfort Restaurant / 8PM

Monday August 13th/ Ravens Head Public House / 8PM

Saturday August 18th/ Passage Irish Bar & Kitchen / 4PM

My Childhood in Bayside (vs. What’s There Now)
Sep 1 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
My Childhood in Bayside (vs. What's There Now)

I am leading a walk through old Bayside where I lived from 1943-1958. Most of the personal landmarks of my early life have vanished but there are threads of continuity and many anecdotes. Several sites have been designated as NYC landmarks: All Saints Episcopal Church, the Lawrence family graveyard and the Cobblestone house. When silent films were made in Queens, Bayside was home to many stars. Many brunch possibilities are in the area. Logistics for the tour link to the arrival of a reduced weekend fare (Buy a “Cityfare” ticket for $4.25.) LIRR train (leaves Penn Station at 10:19 AM with stops in Woodside and Flushing) arrives in Bayside at 10:47 AM. Fee $20 collected at the start of the tour.>Meet in front of the Post Office on the south side of the LIRR station on 42 Ave, just west of Bell Blvd. By bus: Q13 from Flushing to 42 Ave. Street parking available. Maximum of 30 participants. Please register/query at jaconet@aol.com

Open House New York @ Bayside Historical Society
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open House New York @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Bayside Historical Society is proud to be participating in the Open House New York weekend, a five-borough-wide event that celebrates architecture and design.

We will be participating on Sunday, October 14, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Our staff will be on hand to give tours and talk about our beautiful building and its history. This event is free to all!

Bayside Historical Society
208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten
Bayside, NY 11359

FROM OHNY: The Castle is one of the most distinctive structures at Fort Totten and one of the finest surviving examples in New York City of Gothic Revival castellated architecture. The Castle pays tribute to the emblem of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who once used the building as their Officers’ Mess Hall and Club.

For more information, visit the Open House New York website at https://ohny.org/weekend/event-guide.