Free Kids Carnival – old time games, events and contests. Everything is free including snacks like popcorn and cotton candy. Family friendly fun without pinching the pocketbook. Three term Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng will address the carnival. The carnival celebrates the opening of Gateway Sports and Pools first full week Learn to Swim location in Queens NY. Gateway is a nonprofit devoted to providing affordable sports lessons to youth.
New 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning opens next Thursday. JCAL’s Artist Co-Op is an annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC. The goal of the exhibition seeks to reflect the diversity, talent, and quality of work in the Visual Arts of Queens.
The exhibition includes photography, painting, mixed media works and sculpture by 12 emerging and mid-career artists. Open to the public.
Opens October 10, 2018 7 pm and runs through January 10, 2019 at Miller Gallery.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm
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.
Bayside Historical Society’s annual Totten Trot is on a waterfront course in historic Fort Totten Park on Little Neck Bay, a pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress. The Fort is situated in Bayside, Queens, where the Long Island Sound meets the East River at the Throgs Neck Bridge. The start and finish are located at the landmarked Officers’ Club, home of Bayside Historical Society. The course includes a loop out onto Little Bay Path to the Throgs Neck Bridge and back to the Fort. Runners will pass through the Historic District, which consists of buildings dating to the late 1800s. Timing and scoring are provided by elitefeats on a USATF Certified Course. Halloween costumes encouraged!
Time: Check-in: 7:30am . Start: 9:00am
Entry Fee: $25 until September 1; $30 until October 13; $35 until October 27; $40 on race day
The KIDS’ FUN RUN at 10:00am (costumes suggested) is a short-distance sprint for tiny tots and kids up to 12, grouped by age category. Special “Cookie Medals” for participants in the Fun Run! Free to children of registered 5k runners; $5.00 for other children (register on race day).
Amenities & Awards for the 5K race include:
* Cash prizes for top 3 overall male and female winners
* 1st place trophies & 2nd place and 3rd place medals
* $50 Value Gift Certificate for Best Costume Award
* T-shirts to first 150 participants
* Raffle prizes open to all registered runners
* Goodie bags filled with fun freebies given out to all registered runners
Enjoy the party after the race in the historic ballroom of the landmarked Officers’ Club, the Castle, for the presentation of awards and breakfast with live music.
Get the complete details and register online at elitefeats.com?tottentrot
Savoy! Dancing through the Swing Era takes the audience on a journey through the swing era by following its main character, Lillian Carlyle, an aspiring dancer from Hollywood. The show features authentic jazz music by Big Band greats such as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, vintage fashions from ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, and, most importantly, the popular Lindy Hop dance. The high energy choreography includes classic movements such as swing outs, Charleston and air steps, mixed with other styles, from tap, ballroom to Russian folk dance.
Our audience will not just be a passive viewer, but an integral part of the show by dancing and singing along during our performance. At the end of the show, we will teach a historical Jazz dance called Shim Sham so that we can all perform the dance together. We believe Lindy Hop is the dance and music for everyone, and we hope that our audience will feel not only uplifted and empowered through this ebullient and powerful dance and music, but also feel connected with performers as well as with one another.
Sasha Berliner is a musician, composer, producer, and band leader from San Francisco, CA. Sasha started playing drums at eight years old. She pursued a jazz emphasis at her high school, Oakland School for the Arts, where she picked up the vibraphone at age 13. At the age of 14, she was commissioned to lead a group performing an arrangement of one of the multi Grammy award winning indie artist Beck Hansen’s songs, alongside Beck himself. She was a two year member of director Paul Contos’ SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra, and in the spring of 2017, was selected to attend the Banff International Workshop for Jazz & Creative Music run by pianist Vijay Iyer on the program’s full scholarship. Sasha is currently attending The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.