Apr
5
Fri
Take Root Presents: Azul Dance Theatre @ Green Space
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 10:00 pm
Take Root Presents: Azul Dance Theatre @ Green Space | New York | United States

TAKE ROOT, now in its 10th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.

About the Work

Yuki Hasegawa’s Masquerade is a contemporary dance work that projects the contrast between the “social character” and “true personalities” of people who parade at the festival Carnevale di Venezia. These celebrators can forget their social status and behave spontaneously and free behind their costumes and masks. Through contemporary dance, Masquerade reveals the true characters and personalities behind the facade.

April 5th and 6th
8pm
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card

About the Artists

Azul Dance Theatre, founded by Artistic Director Yuki Hasegawa, is a collective of NY-based contemporary dance artists. Since 2004, Azul creates dances that convey the invisible flow of energy known as “Chi” in Eastern philosophy to express the sensitive relationship between individual self and cosmic force. Azul’s work has been recognized for Hasegawa’s vision of creating works influenced by traditional Japanese culture, but “vividly contemporary in feel.” Azul’s most recent work, VISION (2016) was presented at Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC, and excerpts of VISION were presented at the venues, such as Salvatore Capezio Theater, Gelsey Kirkland Performing Arts Center, and 92nd Street Y. Azul also presented Masquerade (excerpt) at Baruch Performing Arts Center in 2017. Ms. Hasegawa and company members conducted contemporary dance workshops for pre-professional dancers at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Mugen (2014) was voted for Best Choreography at NYC 10 Dance Initiative by the audience. Azul Dance Theatre is a recipient of CUNY Dance Initiative 2016 Residency Program and Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant.

Divas vs Boy Bands Silent Disco @ Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
Apr 5 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 2:00 am
Divas vs Boy Bands Silent Disco @ Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden | New York | United States

We’re back at Bohemian Beer Garden for the ultimate battle of the sexes. Tune into the green channel for all your favorite divas, from Britney to Whitney! Change to blue for boy bands and crooners. Don’t like either? Red has you covered with your favorite Latin mixes.

This party will have you singing and dancing all night!

Your 3 DJs spinning all night long:
DJ 1 (Green): Divas
DJ 2 (Red): Latin
DJ 3 (Blue): Boy Bands

Your experience includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• Glow in the Dark gear
• 3 DJs competing for your attention

Special notes:
• 21+
• Rain or Shine
• Dress Code: Casual

What to bring:
• Valid ID
• You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
• No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.

How it works:
With your pair of Quiet Events headphones you can adjust the volume and choose between our three DJ’s with the flick of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows which channel you’re listening to. You can dance along with those tuning into the same DJ as you; it’s super social. There’s no loud music to talk over and there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

Apr
6
Sat
Lunch & Showcase Performance for Organ Donor Awareness @ Terrace on the Park
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lunch & Showcase Performance for Organ Donor Awareness @ Terrace on the Park | New York | United States

Did you know that NYC is 50th in the nation for organ donation with over 10,000 people are on the waiting list? These numbers will only get better with registration and education. Join The AJ Project as they Create from the Heart at their 3rd annual friend raiser to benefit organ donor awareness. The afternoon lunch features live music, performances by professional and emerging creative artists, auctions, raffles, door prizes and a special performance from a dance troupe. The event supports efforts made by the AJ Project to connect creative artists to critical issues and causes. The event is open to the public and family friendly. Cash Bar. Suggested donation is $70 with discounted tickets available upon request.

Apr
7
Sun
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase @ Green Space
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase @ Green Space | New York | United States

FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 13 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features 5-6 dance makers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green.

April 7th
7pm
Tickets: $15 at door and online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org

Featuring:
Alice Liddell & Dancers
Caitlin Sikora
Josh Pacheco Dance Theatre
Adelmari Rodriguez
Tinted Windows
Allison Dyke

Apr
12
Fri
Latin/Caribbean Silent Disco @ Katch Astoria
Apr 12 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 13 @ 3:00 am
Latin/Caribbean Silent Disco @ Katch Astoria | New York | United States

Quiet Events returns to Katch Astoria for a hot night of Caribbean and Latin dancing! At 10pm the party kicks off with 2 live DJs and 1 instructor teaching salsa dance moves. This spot has a perfect dance floor for all you salseros out there! At 11pm all 3 DJs will be live and you’ll have the power to pick what you party to! We promise you’ll never want the night to end.

*Join us from 10-11 pm for a free salsa lesson with Jean from Salsa in Queens!

*Follow Quiet Events and Katch on Instagram to receive $1 off a Katch Cocktail!

Your 3 live DJs are spinning all night:
DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance, Hip Hop
DJ 2 (Red): Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton
DJ 3 (Blue): Soca, Reggae, Dancehall

Your experience includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• Glow in the Dark gear
• 3 live DJ’s battling for your attention
• Free dance lesson
• Jello Shot specials

Special notes:
• 18+ to party, 21+ to drink
• Rain or Shine
• Dress Code: Casual

What to bring:
• Valid ID
• You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
• No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.

Apr
13
Sat
Free Poetry Writing Class for Teens: Poems That Tell Stories @ Queens Library at Jackson Heights
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Free Poetry Writing Class for Teens: Poems That Tell Stories @ Queens Library at Jackson Heights | New York | United States

Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.

The next class is Saturday, April 13th at 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Jackson Heights, located at 35-51 81st St for teens ages 13 through 17:

“Poems That Tell Stories”

Some of the greatest poems we read growing up, simply put, are stories. But to understand them, we have to understand the past. In this class we will focus on reading and writing poems that tell our stories and the history we are making. We will practice and write poems with themes of migration, class, race, and family.

Belal Mobarak was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and raised in Queens. He is a poet, artist, and the son of a great storyteller. His work can be found in Columbia Poetry Review, Newtown Literary, Blueshift Journal, Flock, Apogee, HEArt, and others.

This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.

Apr
14
Sun
Found In Translation – Home and Away in Chinese Poetry @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Found In Translation - Home and Away in Chinese Poetry @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Join researcher and translators Eleanor Goodman and Chloe Garcia Roberts in discussing translated Chinese traditional and contemporary poems in connection to the themes of Home and Migration.

Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard University Fairbank Center, and spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been an artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome and was awarded a Henry Luce Translation Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Her first book of translations, Something Crosses My Mind: Selected Poems of Wang Xiaoni (Zephyr Press, 2014) was the recipient of a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Grant and winner of the 2015 Lucien Stryk Prize. The book was also shortlisted for the International Griffin Prize. Her anthology Iron Moon, a translation of Chinese worker’s poetry (White Pine Press), was released in the spring of 2017, and was longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award of 2018. She is also the translator of The Roots of Wisdom: Poems by Zang Di (Zephyr, 2017) and Days When I Hide My Corpse in a Cardboard Box: Poems of Natalia Chan (Zephyr, 2018). Her first poetry book, Nine Dragon Island (Enclave/Zephyr, 2016), was a finalist for the Drunken Boat First Book Prize.

Chloe Garcia Roberts is also the translator of Li Shangyin’s Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes (New Directions), which was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, as well as Cao Wenxuan’s children’s book, Feather (Archipelago Books/Elsewhere Editions), which was selected as a 2018 Outstanding International Book by the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), and editor and contributing translator of the collected poems of Li Shangyin published in the NYRB Poets series. She is also the author of a book of poetry The Reveal (Noemi Press). Her translations have appeared in the publications BOMB, Boston Review and a A Public Space among others. She lives in Boston and is managing editor at Harvard Review.

Found In Translation is a series of three public events co-curated by Richard Newman in March-May 2019 at the Lewis Latimer House Museum (LLHM) that explores humanities topics and cultural themes of the Spanish, Chinese, and Korean communities and their diasporas. It brings published translators working in the three most common non-English languages spoken in Flushing, Queens to lead readings and discussions with the public. The translators and facilitator will use the selected books to connect to history or current affairs where those languages are spoken and engage the audience in conversations. Topics that the selected works will touch on include “home”, “migration”, and “gentrification”.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Apr
19
Fri
The Happy Hour After Work Party at Doha Nightclub @ Doha nightcub
Apr 19 all-day
The Happy Hour After Work Party at Doha Nightclub @ Doha nightcub | New York | United States

Enjoy this new After Work Happy Hour in Long Island City, Queens NY. Join us each and every Friday for the Best After Work Party! Doha Nightclub Happy Hour Drink Specials (5pm til 8pm)

Join us for happy hour drinks at the bar and live DJ spinning a mix of music every week – Top 40, Mainstream , Latin, House, Dance Music and Hip Hop

FREE ADMISSION: Ladies all night & gents free until 12 am On Guest List. Sign up for the Guest List today.

2 For 1 Drinks | $100 Bottle Specials

Doors open at 5pm til 4am

Please Note Doha Nightclub NYC Rules & Dress code. All guests must be 21 & over with Proper ID required.

For Birthday Party, Groups or Reservations Please email us at Dohanightclubnyc@gmail.com

Beer Garden Silent Disco Party @ Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Apr 19 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 20 @ 2:00 am
Beer Garden Silent Disco Party @ Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden | New York | United States

Spring is in the air and Quiet Events is back at Bohemian Beer Garden! Join us as the weather gets warmer and the parties get hotter. Our 3 live DJs always bring the best vibes and even better jams. This event will be outside if the weather’s on our side!

Your 3 live DJs are spinning all night:
DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits
DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks
DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B

Your experience includes:
• A Pair of Quiet Events Headphones
• Glow in the Dark Gear
• 3 Live DJ’s battling for your attention

Special notes:
• 21+
• Rain or Shine
• Dress Code: Casual

What to bring:
• Valid ID
• You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
• No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.

How it works:
With your pair of Quiet Events headphones you can adjust the volume and choose between our three DJ’s with the flick of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows which channel you’re listening to. You can dance along with those tuning into the same DJ as you; it’s super social. There’s no loud music to talk over and there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

Apr
20
Sat
Family Easter Brunch with Easter Bunny Photos @ Katch Astoria
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Easter Brunch with Easter Bunny Photos @ Katch Astoria | New York | United States

Just in time for Easter, we’re having a brunch party for the entire family. The Easter Bunny even plans on hopping in for some photo ops and light refreshments!

Make this your kid’s birthday party or just a fun afternoon with your friends while your kids are entertained by our interactive DJs getting them to sing, dance, and have a great time. We’ll also have a small arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities for the kids to do if they don’t want to join the headphone party.

Your 3 Live DJs are spinning kid-friendly hits all afternoon:
DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits
DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks
DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B

Your Experience Includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• Glow in the Dark gear
• 3 live DJ’s battling for your attention
• Photos with the Easter Bunny!

Special notes:
• All ages welcome; ages 5+ recommended
• Rain or shine
• All food and drink, including bottomless drinks, are sold separately
• VIP Birthday Packages available, please contact info@katchastoria.com

Common Questions:
• Do I need headphones? Anyone is allowed into Katch to eat/drink but you need headphones to hear the music & participate in the activities.

Click on the event page for more details.