The New York Hall of Science’s summer exhibition uses flight simulation, augmented reality, touch-tables, design and skill challenges, virtual reality and more to immerse visitors in the wonders of flight, space travel and aerospace innovation, design and technology. Above and Beyond is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing and in collaboration with NASA
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
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
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,
This exhibition presents scenic views of the Hudson River and its surroundings. In these photographic images, artist Margaret Grace and photographers Jeffrey Friedkin, Michael Garber, Jeff Seneca, Robert Uricchio, Dyana Van Campen, and Michael Washburn document this great American river and are inspired by its geologic past. The exhibition is made possible through the support
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.
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,
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.
MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is a portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity.
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.
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.
This photo exhibition includes vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, television, film, pop culture and toys (e.g. Barbie and LEGO astronaut dolls), as well as new developments in space-inspired fashion (space gear/spacesuits for women). The exhibition includes photographs of pioneering astronauts including Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space,
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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