Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Forest Park
This April, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people living in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Manhattan. CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Astoria Park Tennis Courts
City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports program for seniors this April. CityParks Seniors Fitness, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners, is held in 17 neighborhood parks in all 5 boroughs. Seniors Fitness, offered from April 22 – June 14, gives New Yorkers 60+ the chance to participate in free
Jun 5 – Nov 24 all-day Queens County Farm Museum
Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring thru fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted. We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)! Wednesday–Sunday through November 3, 2019 Wed,
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm Flux Factory
Using the lenses of food and sports, Wicket Leeks showcases cooks, athletes, researchers, artists, coaches, and makers to help investigate the unsavory histories of nationalist, religious, and corporate colonialism in a palatable way, while not sugar-coating its effects, in order to help us better digest our present and cook up a healthier future.
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – Jul 14 @ 2:30 pm Green Space
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy – New York City Summer Dance Intensive July 8-14, 2019 Immerse Yourself in Movement All classes are taught by Valerie Green and Dance Entropy company members – Featuring modern dance technique, choreography, yoga, ballet – plus a performance lab! This intensive at Green Space is open to all dancers, choreographers, actors, directors,
Jul 11 all-day Astoria Park Great Lawn
Central Astoria LDC is proud to kick off the 2019 Waterfront Concert Series, on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Astoria Park Great Lawn. We are bringing you back to the Swing days of Yesteryear with a sure to get you moving performance by “The Swing Time Big Band!” This free concert
Jul 12 all-day Jamaica Arts Center
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.
Jul 12 all-day Queens Central Library
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.
Jul 12 all-day Jamaica Arts Center
MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is a portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity.
Jul 13 all-day Jamaica Arts Center Gallery
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.
Jul 13 all-day Jamaica Arts Center theater
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.
Jul 13 all-day Pick up and drop off @ Jamaica Arts Center
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
Jul 13 all-day Jamaica Performing Arts Center front lawn
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
Jul 13 all-day King Manor Museum
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.
Jul 13 all-day Jamaica Performing Arts Center front lawn
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
Jul 13 all-day Jamaica Arts Center gallery
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
Jul 13 all-day Jamaica Performing Arts Center
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.
Jul 13 all-day Queens Central Library
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.
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Flushing YMCA
Bike Skills 102: Practice Session is a 2-hour supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained instructors,
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Blvd and 162nd Street
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
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am Book Culture LIC
Join us at Book Culture LIC on Saturday, July 13th at 11:30am for a special storytime with Diane Krednesor, as she reads from her new picturebook, Superbuns!: Kindness Is Her Superpower. For fans of Fred Rogers in Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Be Kind, a little bunny, who dreams of being a superhero, proves
Jul 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm LIC Landing
Hunters Point Parks Conservancy will celebrate the Waterfront Alliance’s City of Water Day at Hunter’s Point South Park by conducting a tour of one of the newest and most resilient waterfront parks in the country with park designers from SWA/Balsey and community leaders from the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy! Participants will gather at LIC Landing
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm King Manor Museum
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”
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Jamaica Arts Center theater
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
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Jamaica Performing Arts Center front lawn
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
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Bay terrace country club
Hosted by yesterday and today: NY city’s tribute to the music of the beatles. Cash bar, free parking, Our third time playing this very pool club in Bayside, Queens. Club members: $5.00 in advance, $10 at door Non-club members: $10 in advance, $15 at door.
Jul 13 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts Theatre
Presented by the Ecuadorian American Cultural Center, the annual performance titled “Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador” will highlight the customs and traditions of the communities from the Coast, Andes, and Amazon regions. More than thirty artists will take the audience on an imaginary journey to this South American country through their vibrant dances
Jul 13 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 3:00 am Katch Astoria
Quiet Events returns to Katch Astoria for a hot night of Caribbean and Latin dancing! At 10 p.m. 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 11 p.m. all 3 DJs will be live
Jul 14 all-day Astoria Park
Shoott is excited to present a summer pop-up on Sunday, July 14th from 10:00am – 7:00pm in Astoria Park! Take beautiful Insta-worthy solo photos, schedule a session with your partner to get those cozy and romantic shots, capture your kids, pup(s), and family in their summer best for great memories or to create photo gifts
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pick up and drop off @ Jamaica Arts Center
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