Queens Museum Presents Valerie Green/Dance Entropy’s Utopia @ Queens Museum
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm
Queens Museum Presents Valerie Green/Dance Entropy's Utopia @ Queens Museum | New York | United States

Enjoy Valerie Green/Dance Entropy’s preview performance of Utopia, an interdisciplinary piece made in collaboration with visual artist Keren Anavy at the Queens Museum.

Performance by Erin Gio, Richard Scandola, Emily Elizabeth Aiken, Caitlyn Casson, and Kristin Licata
Music by Mark Katsaounis
Additional vocals by Katie Mullins
Costumes by Deborah Erenberg

The performance will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by creative director and choreographer Valerie Green.

Photo by Nomi Hirshman-Rave.

Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay @ Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay @ Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), writer Sherese Francis will lead a free poetry workshop inspired by the art installation. All ages are welcome to join.

Language is fluid and moldable. We are constantly shaping it into new forms and meanings. This workshop will use language and sound concepts like etymology, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms, homographs, onomatopoeia and similar sounding words within and between languages to play with meaning and definition. Through this word-play, we will knead together new poetic creations, using language in unexpected ways and even creating new words. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite words from their own languages, both standard and informal, to experiment. Poem examples will include ones from Harryette Mullen, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, David McCord, E.E. Cummings, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and forms like Macaronic verse and Dictionary/Thesaurus Entry poetry.

Kew Gardens Hand-Crafted Gift Fair @ Austin's Ale House
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kew Gardens Hand-Crafted Gift Fair @ Austin's Ale House | New York | United States

Art puts the heart in your gift giving! Pottery, jewelry, art, ornaments, silk screened clothing, photography, candles, cards, gift boxes and more…

A few years ago a local hand-crafted holiday fair at the Trackside Cafe at Austin’s Ale House in Kew Gardens created a home spun market for local artists to sell their creations to shoppers. The close-knit community responded positively to the event. After a brief hiatus, the craft fair is back again spearheaded by Queens artist, Germane Tautz.

(Weather date November 11)