Bayside Historical Society is hosting the 5th Annual Independence Day Celebration with a free concert and fireworks display by Grucci in Fort Totten Park in Bayside, Queens! Food and beverage vending trucks on site; live musical performances from 6:00-9:00pm; fireworks display begins at 9:15pm. Admittance to the park begins at 5:00pm. Free parking and shuttle buses available!
Visit baysidehistorical.org/fireworks for complete information!
Join us as we come together and Write Aloud. Created by NY Writers Coalition in 2003, our Writing Aloud Reading Series is a free event that unites NYWC’s community of writers and activists with prominent literary figures to share prose, poetry, and other writings in safe and inspiring places. Here’s how it works:
1. Listen and watch a performance by this June’s special guest writer, Phillip B. Williams!
2. Receive a writing prompt from our guest writer.
4. Hit the mic!–if you want to. Feel free to just sit back and listen, too!
Thursday, June 27 at 5:45 PM at Queens Library at Broadway (40-20 Broadway)
Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Queens Council on the Arts and LIC Landing by COFFEED is proud to present “Live at the Landing,” a summer music series featuring Queens-based musicians from multiple genres, neighborhoods, and backgrounds. On June 27 we present Joe Knipes Trio: Jazz Guitarist Joe Knipes performs in the NY Metropolitan area, exploring the jazz tradition, sharing the stage with longtime friends and bandmates. Personnel: Joe Knipes – Guitar, Peter Brendler – bass, Sylvia Cuenca-drums
Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is proud to bring you our “35th Anniversary 2019 Independence Celebration!”
Everyone is invited to this highly-anticipated event which will feature a special performance by Queens Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Join British comedian Dominic Fogarty as he brings his BBC project live to the stage at the Creek and the Cave!
Joined by some funny friends, he attempts to understand the delicacies and intricacies of American culture.
Featuring the wonderful…
Jake Head – SiriusXM
Blair Dawson – The Belladonna
Moss Perricone – The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Free Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cultural-review-show-tickets-63597545972
Come join King Manor for our fourth annual Traditions Festival! It’s a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts in Jamaica, Queens from the 18th century to modern times, bringing the past and present together for a celebration of traditions all over the world! Fun for families and people of all ages with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tastings!
Activities will include early American costumed interpreters, with broom-making, blacksmithing, spinning and carding, loom weaving, and down hearth cooking. Also featured will be an array of arts and crafts from across the globe including Filipino calligraphy, Mexican dressmaking, Korean cooking, and more! Visitors will have the opportunity to meet artisans, ask questions and try their hands at crafts from a wide range of cultures, or from a different time.
Traditions Festival is free to the public and will take place rain or shine.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.
Produced by the National Gugak Center and Kirin Productions
Directed by Tae-yong Kim
Music by Jun-suk Bang
Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Asian Film Foundation, and the Korean Cultural Center New York are excited to present Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels, a once-in-a-lifetime film and concert experience marrying cinema with live traditional Korean music (gugak).
The event features live accompaniment performed by a 20-member ensemble from the National Gugak Center (NGC), the representative headquarters of Korean traditional performing arts, who will be playing the score for the first time in the US.
Melding fantasy and reality, Kokdu weaves between cinematic storytelling and an impressively staged theatrical piece as it explores Korean myths and traditions while dealing deftly with dark themes of death and mourning, with a poignant and ultimately uplifting touch. As a spectacle, not only does Kokdu brim with music and dance, it makes the challenging topic of our mortality accessible to audiences of all ages.
Director Tae-yong Kim of the critically acclaimed Late Autumn (2011), Music Director Jun-Seok Bang of Korean box-office hits such as Along with the Gods (2017, 2018), and the National Gugak Center have joined forces to bridge art forms and build a unique, heartwarming story of loss and redemption, steeped in local Korean folklore but with a universal appeal.
Kokdu premiered to acclaim at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival and was NGC’s “best-selling show” of 2017 and 2018. Recently, Kokdu was presented at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival as a part of the Generation KPlus lineup.
Both a fairy tale and a phantasmagoria, the film follows two children, Su-min and her younger brother Dong-min, who accidentally fall in the realm of the dead after losing their grandmother’s shoes in a thoughtless, Faustian deal. As the children search the netherworld to retrieve the shoes, they encounter a mischievous band of living kokdu, the wooden figurines that guide the souls of the dead to the afterlife.
For more information, please visit https://www.koreanculture.org/performing-arts/2019/5/15/film-at-lincoln-center-new-york-asian-film-festival-and-the-korean-cultural-center-new-york-present-kokdu-a-story-of-guardian-angels