Jun 5 – Jun 9 all-day
12:00 am
Central Astoria Local Development Coalition proudly presents The 2019 Astoria Park Carnival from June 5th to June 9th in the Astoria Park Parking Lot. There will be plenty of fun!
Astoria Park Parking Lot
12:00 am
With the sun out and the weather turning up, get out onto the streets with your friends and family and kick it with the Court Square Civic Association’s first annual Summer Block Party! Everyone is welcome on Crescent Street, where we will have live entertainment and musical performances, kid-friendly games, activities and crafts all day
M. Wells Steakhouse
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Join us for a day of FREE family fun! Bounce Houses • Games Photo Booth • Face Painting Learn about our PreK 3 – Grade 8 Academic Programs & more! Food & beverages available for purchase Join us for this day of family summer fun! Sunday, June 23, 2019 10 AM – 3 PM In
Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy
12:00 am
Join self-proclaimed spelling bee fanatics Liz Simons and Kambri Crews for the monthly QED Adult Spelling Bee! Compete to be named the June 2019 spelling champ and win a cash prize* and a 30-day VIP pass to QED & more! *Cash prize will be based on number of entries to compete. Sponsorship and prizes by
QED
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
12:00 am
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
King Manor Museum
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
4th Annual Smells Like Summer Music Festival Presented by Loss4Words Productions features the best Bands and Musicians in the NYC area performing in celebration of Summer. Scheduled Performers include, IROC, Harmonic Asylum, Damaged Goods, Pipe, Midnight Jack, AyOh, Ivan Polanco, Marz Covers, Unglued, Lyxx and James Avatar & the Blacklist. Free Concert Open to Public,
Forest Park Band Shell
10:00 am
Learn tips and tricks from Chef Nupur Arora of Queens Curry Kitchen while she demonstrates a seasonal farmers market recipe. She will also have her cookbook on hand for purchase. Support local chefs and farmer’s markets and learn from a professional chef while you’re at it. The Cunningham Park Farmers Market is open on Sundays
Down to Earth Cunningham Park Farmers Market
12:00 am
In this dream collaboration, two of American music’s brightest and most adventurous modern minds, Tyshawn Sorey and Jason Moran, collaborate to pay tribute to Milford Graves and kick off the inaugural season for the Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival.
Jamaica Arts Center
12:00 am
Born in Brooklyn, raised in Jamaica, Queens, jazz musician Keith Jordan writes, produces and perform music in the tri-state area. He also teaches music at Francis Lewis High School in Queens.
Queens Central Library
12:00 am
MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is a portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity.
Jamaica Arts Center
12:00 am
Acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine as a “rising star” singer with “soulful inflection and remarkable, Fitzgerald-esque scat prowess” and hailed by All About Jazz as a “first class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof of the place”, Camille Thurman has been amazing audiences throughout the world with her impeccable sound, remarkable vocal virtuosity and captivating artistry.
Jamaica Arts Center Gallery
12:00 am
Giveton has received mentoring from some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Eddie Henderson, Barry Harris, Jason Moran, Ralph Peterson, Roy Hargrove and much more. Giveton continues to excel in his musical growth. He now attends the Oberlin Conservatory of Music on a full scholarship.
Jamaica Arts Center theater
Jul 13 all-day
12:00 am
A guided walking tour will be available for participants to learn about all the great jazz history from the “home of jazz”. The 1.5 hour van tour will lay it all out for you—from the Great Migration out of the South after World War I and the spread of jazz from New Orleans; to how
Pick up and drop off @ Jamaica Arts Center
12:00 am
Hailed by The New York Times as a “superbly skilled vocalist” and an artist of “effervescence, depth,” and “integrity” (Nate Chinen), she headlines at top venues across the U.S. and abroad, captivating audiences with her genuine warmth and musicality. Shank combines jazz originals, standards, world music, French songs, folk/pop tunes, and open improvisation in an
Jamaica Performing Arts Center front lawn
12:00 am
Much sought after as a musician in the worlds of Broadway, Soul and Jazz, Napoleon Ravels-Bey has done percussion on the Broadway productions of Jelly’s Last Jam, West Side Story, Bubblin’ Brown Sugar, Dancin’, Ain’t Mis’Behavin, and Eubie. His world-class achievements have brought him to jazz festivals in Europe and Japan.
King Manor Museum
12:00 am
Secret Mall was formed in the summer of 2016 by four young New York based musicians looking to combine their musical upbringing in jazz with their similar senses of humor and fascination with internet culture. The strong camaraderie present in Secret Mall allows the music to flow into many different places, making each presentation the
Jamaica Performing Arts Center front lawn
12:00 am
New York based pianist Simona Premazzi has developed an impressive body of work as a composer and bandleader. Originally from Italy, Premazzi hails from a small town in the outskirts of Milano, where she began playing piano at age 8. A gifted musician, Simona is a graduate of the conservatory of music in Udine. She
Jamaica Arts Center gallery
12:00 am
A never seen before concert documentary film directed by Sydney Pollack and later realized by producer Alan Elliott, features Aretha Franklin recording her 1972 live album of the same name.
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
12:00 am
The York College Alumni Combo showcases graduates from the York College music program. The group performs styles ranging from jazz to Latin to pop and beyond. Under the direction of Dr. Tom Zlabinger, the combo performs regularly at events on campus and across the city.
Queens Central Library
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Weekend Walks comes to Downtown Jamaica for the first time ever! On Saturday, July 13 on Jamaica Avenue (Parsons to 162nd Street) we’ll enliven the street with games and activities for kids and families. Slated Activities will include musical performances, life-sized games, a mini-golf course, dance classes, kids’ corner (including hands-on science and reading activities
Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Blvd and 162nd Street
4:00 pm
Morgan Guerin is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and engineer. He has performed with such notables as Terri Lyne Carrington, Ellis Marsalis, Tyshawn Sorey, Esperanza Spalding, Jimmy Cobb, Nicholas Payton, Christian Scott, Stefon Harris, Allen Toussaint, Freddy Cole, Russell Gunn, Amina Figarova, Wallace Roney, and Buster Williams. The Huffington Post named Morgan’s first album, “The Saga”
King Manor Museum
5:00 pm
Born in 1982 in Berkeley, CA, Finlayson began playing the trumpet at the age of ten in the Oakland public school system. Finlayson is a disciple of the saxophonist/composer/conceptualist Steve Coleman, having joined his band Five Elements in 2000 at the age of 18. He is widely admired for his ability to tackle cutting-edge musical
Jamaica Arts Center theater
7:00 pm
Main stage concert features legendary Milford Graves, born and raised in Southeast Queens. Graves is an American jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his early avant-garde contributions in the 1960s with Paul Bley and the New York Art Quartet alongside John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, and Reggie Workman. He is considered to be a free
Jamaica Performing Arts Center front lawn
10:00 am
A guided walking tour will be available for participants to learn about all the great jazz history from the “home of jazz”. The 1.5 hour van tour will lay it all out for you—from the Great Migration out of the South after World War I and the spread of jazz from New Orleans; to how
Pick up and drop off @ Jamaica Arts Center
2:00 pm
Tomoko Omura is among today’s leading voices in jazz violin. “Roots”, her debut album for Inner Circle Music, is a compelling tribute to her native Japan, featuring original arrangements of ten classic Japanese folk and popular songs. Downbeat magazine calls Tomoko “a leader with a fine future”, awarding “Roots” 4 and a half stars.
Jamaica Arts Center gallery
3:00 pm
Chris Morrissey is a songwriter, a bassist, a singer. As a bassist, he has toured five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet, Beat Music, Dave King Trucking Company, Margaret Glaspy, Boy George, Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Dosh, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, Trixie Whitley, Rosanne Cash, Matisyahu, Gabriel Kahane, Amy Helm, Tony
Jamaica Arts Center theater
4:00 pm
A native New Havener, Jarawa has more than 30 years of successful experience as a Percussionist, songwriter, band leader and performing artist. He performs Natural Centric Drumming and the music of the African Diaspora. Jarawa has been is a featured artist on recordings by jazz greats Oliver Lake, Pheeroan Aklaff, Yosuke Yamashita, and The Visions
Jamaica Arts Center gallery
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Flamenco Latino continues to explore its unique blend of flamenco rhythms with jazz improvisation and Latin flavors. This group features Basilio Georges on guitar/vocals, Aurora Reyes singing and hand-clapping, Guillermo Barron on percussion and Eden Bareket playing baritone saxophone. The program will include original music and diverse themes by Chic Corea, Paco de Lucia and
Jamaica Arts Center theater
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm
6:00 pm
Roopa Mahadevan is known for her powerful and emotive voice. At home in many eras and styles, Roopa Mahadevan is versatile among Carnatic (South Indian classical) performers, bringing the art form and her explorations in genre, text, and theater to audiences in the U.S. India, and South Asian diaspora.
Jamaica Arts Center gallery
7:00 pm
American drum-set doyen and teaching artist Pheeroan akLaff reflects music centered in powerful ritual and imagination. He has performed at international festivals, and mulit-disciplined art venues for more than thirty years. He is an avid workshop leader and contributor to a milieu of mid-1970’s Avant Garde pioneers. Numerous recordings display his work bolstering a wide
Jamaica Arts Center theater