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#PickoftheWeek | Experience ‘Five Oceans in a Teaspoon’ in Flushing

It’s a performance-reading-conversation featuring speakers, musicians, actors, animation, and projections. Some call it “viz-lit.” Dennis J. Bernstein and Warren Lehrer present a stage version of “Five Oceans in a Teaspoon” at Flushing Town Hall on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 pm. The show is based on the Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | It’s In Queens | Nov. 15 to Nov. 21

There’s a lot of upcoming intramural fun as local dancers, performance artists, crafters, and historians do their thing. But there’s also some international flair with Irish athletes, European filmmakers, and migrating bats in the mix. Nov. 15, Barefoot in the Park, Nov. 24. Nine presentations Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | Queens is a hotbed for community theater

Community theater is so underrated. Local troupes are essential to the health of neighborhoods. In addition to entertainment, they provide opportunities for education, self-expression, cultural interaction, creativity, bonding, intergenerational understanding, and youth development. As always, Queens leads the pack with some of the best community theater in the world, Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | It’s In Queens | Nov. 8 to Nov. 14

The Sesame Street television show turns 50 this week, and guess which borough has the best celebrations? If Miss Piggy and Kermit step away from the fun, they’ll probably stay local and listen to legendary jazz and a cappella music. Or they might take in a Chinese opera, Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | Get your giggles at comedy album launch party in Astoria

He’s won an Emmy. He’s written for “The Daily Show” for Trevor Noah and Jon Stewart. And he’s enjoyed stints with Comedy Central and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Now he’s ready for the big time…Queens. Matt Koff will throw a Release Party for his debut Continue Reading