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!
Join us for another “MONDAY NIGHT LIVE” singer/songwriter showcase at Raven’s Head Public House in Astoria, Queens. This week features local artists CATIE EGAN, DANIELLE LUSSIER, IVAN POLANCO and FERNANDO ANTON. R train to STIENWAT STREET station, walk 1 block. Awesome nosh / hot music / cold drinks / watch the game & support out local talent in Queens. / FREE
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
Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month at The Creek and The Cave in Queens, 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: Martin Urbano (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE), Samantha Ruddy (BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL), Ginny Hogan (SF SKETCHFEST), Auggie Lutz (BROOKLYN COMEDY FESTIVAL), Blake Hammond (LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL), Katlin McFee (BURNING BRIDGES COMEDY FESTIVAL), Raghav Mehta (10,000 LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL), Rachel Fogletto (WHISKEY BEAR COMEDY FESTIVAL) and Harris Alterman (LAUGHING SKULL COMEDY FESTIVAL). Come out and party!
Tickets are only $5. You can buy them at the door or online.
Every summer, the HCJ Teen Drama Group presents a spectacular musical production featuring the talented young people from our local communities. This summer, HCJ Teen Drama Group proudly presents, 42nd Street.
Show dates are Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 pm, Friday, August 10th at 8:00 pm, Saturday, August 11th at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, August 12th at 3:00 pm.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and cost $12 for Adults and $10 for Seniors/Children under 12. For more information, call (718) 847-1860 or email HCJTEENDRAMA@gmail.com.
We’ve combined the styles of Standup and Improv to bring to you an epic comedy show. Some of the funniest NYC Improvisors will make up a set on the spot based off the last joke from some of the funniest NYC Standup comedians sets. It might sound audacious but just wait till you hear how it works!
The audience’s job (You) will be to watch the show and pay specific attention to the last joke of each Standup because we will be asking you for a brief title to that joke, like “Spooky School Bus” or “Subway Barf” or even something that is way better than those!
Your generated titles will be presented to an Improv team who will have to use them to create Improv scenes. Does that sound confusing? maybe but if you come to the show we promise it will make sense! Just trust your hosts Danny Stratton and Leland Long who both love improv and stand-up and know that both forms of comedy can be mashed together to create a wonderful beast of a show!
Mark Normand (Comedy Central)
Aparna Nancherla (Netflix)
Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel)
Jo Firestone (Tonight Show)
My Dark Little Corner (Magnet Theater)
Stedman! (Del Close Marathon)
The 7th Annual Momo Crawl 2018 is taking place this October 7, 2018 in Jackson Heights. Bigger and Better!
The Momo Crawl is back, and it is bigger, and better than ever! We are excited to present the iconic Momo event once again this October 7th, as the annual Momo Crawl comes back to Jackson Heights for the 7th consecutive year! Over 20 restaurants across Jackson Heights will be featured again this year, joined by some new names on the block, selling the Himalayan dumpling known as the ‘momo’, promoting local entrepreneurship, community, and culture from the Tibetan, Nepalese, and other South-Asian communities that call Jackson Heights home.
The Momo Passport will be available at the event and can also be purchased online at sfthq.cc/Momo2018
First 1,000 purchasers get the Gold embossed Momo Passport book. Later attendees will receive a color Momo Passport. Pick up your purchased passport at our table on 37th Road and 74th Street on the day of the event.