Jun
8
Fri
The Travelers: live tango music and dance performance @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning: Black Box Theatre
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Travelers: live tango music and dance performance @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning: Black Box Theatre | New York | United States

In the 19th century, lower-class immigrant communities in the Rioplatense region of Argentina and Uruguay found expressions like sorrow and longing for connection through tango music and dance. In The Travelers, Artists By Any Other Name uses tango to explore the journey of departure and coming to terms with new realities. The production is inspired by the emotions and experiences that surround immigration, lost heritage and quests for love and belonging. The performance comes to life with tango music of different periods, contemporary dance, and images.

Jun
9
Sat
Summer Concert in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Summer Concert in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery | New York | United States

Join in for an afternoon of Broadway, Contemporary Pop and Jazz favorites. Dedicated to singers Jimmy Rushing (1901-1972), LaVern Baker (1929-1997) and Kyle Jean Baptiste (1993-2015) at Maple Grove.

RSVP for free admission or $5 at the door. Light refreshments after the concert.

Free parking on cemetery grounds – only the gate at Kew Gardens Rd. & 129th St. will remain open after the concert.
Handicap accessible.

Jun
19
Tue
The N.E.X.T. OPEN MIC Showcase: FINALS @ Shillelagh Tavern
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The N.E.X.T. OPEN MIC Showcase: FINALS @ Shillelagh Tavern | New York | United States

Last & final night of the N.E.X.T. OPEN MIC Spring 2018 competition. This is your last chance to win cash, studio time and your own gig at the tiny local pub once voted “Best Music Venue In Astoria”. Come and vote for your favorite act. (free beer by Budweiser) 21+ with I.D.

Jul
19
Thu
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.

2018 Waterfront Concert Series “The Devotions” @ Astoria Park Great Lawn
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm
2018 Waterfront Concert Series "The Devotions" @ Astoria Park Great Lawn

Central Astoria LDC continues our 2018 Waterfront Concert Series, and they are proud to be bringing you the Doo Wop musical wonders that has thrilled generations for six decades “The Devotions!” This free concert is open to the public and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up!

We thank NYC Council Members Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, as well as the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation for making this event possible.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Jul
21
Sat
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!

Sep
21
Fri
Inna Live in NYC @ Melrose Ballroom
Sep 21 all-day
Inna Live in NYC @ Melrose Ballroom

Inna live in concert in New York! Doors 8 PM. Concert 11:30 PM. 21+ w/ID. Photo and Video by Geometria New York.
Info & Reservations: 929-293-9193

Sep
22
Sat
Live Concert with Mariel Pacific in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live Concert with Mariel Pacific in Kew Gardens @ The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery | New York | United States

Join us for our season opening concert with singer Mariel Pacific for an evening of Broadway, Contemporary, Standard songs and more! Concert to be followed by a reception of light refreshments in the gallery with our new World War I Centennial Exhibit. Free admission with RSVP or $5 suggested donation for walk in attendees. Free parking on cemetery grounds – enter the gate at Kew Gardens Rd. & 129th St.