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FEBRUARY is the second month the year. It is also the month we celebrate Valentine's Day and the long Presidents' Day Weekend. The photo above was taken at the Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning Queens Big Draw Art Exhibit in December 2012. It was created by Elizabeth Catlett. Enjoy.

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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

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Qns Collective - LIC

January 17: Photo Exhibit of Dutch Kills Recent Growth

From 7 - 10 pm. By local photographer, Salvador Espinoza at 36-27 36th Street in LIC. Free.


Coffeed - LIC

January 17: Mike Geffen's Inspired Word

From 7 pm - 1 am. Music, poetry and comedy by a variety of artists at Coffeed 37-18 Northern Blvd in LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside. Rsvp admission $12 Eventbrite.


Topaz Arts - Woodside

January 10: Chris Freeman: Paintings

From 3 - 6 pm. Opening reception at 55-03 39th Avenue in Woodside. Free. See member calendar below for details.


Langston Hughes Cultural Center - Corona

January 24: Gallery Opening & Artists Reception

From 1 - 5 pm. Opening reception for Ismail Chowdhury at 101th Street & Northern Blvd library & cultural center. Free.


Jeffrey Leder Gallery - LIC

January 30 - February 22: International Painting NYC IV

From 6 - 8 pm opening reception 1/30. Includes expressionist acrylic works of Helaine Solier. Click here for Jeffrey Leder art gallery info / website. Free.


Materials For The Arts - LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside

February 19: Third Thursdays - Reuse Collage With Michael Albert

From 6.30 - 8.30 pm. MFTA sponsors a workshop every third Thursday of the month. This month Michael Albert leads a workshop to make collages with a variety of discarded objects. Free.

Click here for Materials For The Arts website, location & contact info. Admission is free unless specified & donations & welcome.


flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

February 12: Flux Thursday

On the second Thursday of every month there's a potluck dinner with presentations & conversation. Must bring food or beverage to share / free.

January 23: Exquisite Contraption - Quit While You're Ahead Party

Begins 8 pm. Celebrate end to a year long experiment recording the people and events at the Flux Factory. I think it's free & donations welcome.

Click here to view a prior story about the Flux Factory or here for the Flux Factory listing including hours, contact info, map & links.


noguchi museum in long island city queens new york city nyNoguchi Museum In Long Island City

February 6: First Fridays

Cocktails at 5.30 pm, discussion at 6 pm. Lecture / presentation with the theme TBD. Free w/ admission.

Thru May 31: Noguchi Photographs of the Jantar Mantars of Northern India

New exhibit of photos taken of 18th century Indian installations of outdoor sculptures designed to measure astronomical movements.

February 4 - September 13: Highlights from the Collection: Iconic Display

This exhibit examines the environment in which some Noguchi sculptures were first encountered. Context shapes perception.

LIC Art Bus shuttles between Noguchi, Socrates, PS1 MoMa and the Sculpture Center thru the summer.

All programs are free with admission $10 / $5. Click here to view a prior story about the Noguchi Museum in Queens. Click here for the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City including hours, map, contact info and link.


PS1MoMA PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island City

February 22: Lynn Hershman Leeson presents an afternoon on the Future of Humanity

From 2 - 6 pm. Artistic discussion about programmable DNA and it's impact on the future. Need to rsvp tickets $15.

Admission $10 / $5 students and under 16 years free, except on PS1 Warm Up Party Saturdays when admission is $15. Click here to view a report about PS1, or here for PSI Art Museum contact info, link, map and hours.

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queens museum of artQueens Museum Of Art [QMA] Exhibit in Flushing

Thru February 8: Kodak Moment Picturing the World's Fairs

About the World's Fairs in FMCP.

Ongoing Exhibits: Tiffany Glass, NY Watershed, NYC Panorama & NYC 1939 & 1964 Worlds Fairs

Click here for story encompassing photos of each exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art.

Museum Admission $5 / $2. Click these links to view a prior story about the Queens Museum Of Art or Queens International Art Exhibit at the Queens Museum Of Art or the Queens Museum of Art contact info, hours, map & link.


Sculpture Center - Long Island City

sculpture centerThru March 30: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook & Belleza y Felicidad

Opening reception 5 - 7 pm on 1/24. Three exhibits opened on 1/24 including a sculpture retrospective by Araya, a prominent Thai artist and a mini retrospective of the poetry booklets of a Buenos Aires literature and Art Collective.

Thru April 15: In Practice: Under Foundation

Annual open-call exhibition featuring the work of eleven artists.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 12 noon - 6 pm. Free admission, but a $5 donation is suggested. Click here to view a report on a prior Sculpture Center reception opening. Click for the Sculpture Center in Long Island City map, contact info & website link.


socrates sculpture parkSocrates Sculpture Park

Thru March 22, 2015: Fall Exhibit EAFE

From 3 - 6 pm opening reception on 9/6. New Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition [EAFE] open in the park. Admission free.

The park is open during daylight hours year round. Click here to view short reports on a prior events at the Socrates Sculpture Park In LIC / Astoria. Click here for a listing of Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC / Astoria.


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queens business meetings community board meetings

Click the header above for Queens Business Meetings, Events & Workshops or this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.

Also see Social Section & Member Calendar below.


Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - Jamaica

things to do queensFebruary 6 : First Fridays Professional Networking

From 6 - 10 pm. Music, drinks, art and networking for professionals 25 years of age on up. $10 / $5 w/ business card.

At the Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica, co-sponsored by Jamaica Center BID. Click the link above for map.


PS 69 - Jackson Heights

January 8: NYS & NYC Public School Budgets

From 6 - 8.30 pm. Meeting to discuss some of the issues surrounding the upcoming public schools budget battles. Click here for PS 69 Jackson Heights map & info. Open to public.


LIC Partnership - LIC

January 30: Industrial & Commercial Incentives & Financing Breakfast

From 8 - 11 am. Topics include REAP, ICAP, CEP, ECSP, IDA, Recruitment & Training, SBA, NYSERDA, Term Loan, Line of Credit, Equipment Financing and more. At the Con Edision Learning Center 4382 Vernon Blvd in LIC. Admission $75 / $50 / $25.


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dance in queens

Also see Theater, Music & Art sections for dance performances


Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - JCAL

February :

At 2 pm and 7 pm. TBD. Admission 2 pm Free & 7 pm $15 / $12. Click for JCAL contact info & links.


Green Space - LIC

Green SpaceJanuary 23 & 24: Take Root

Starts at 8 pm. Modern dance performance featuring JENNIFERCHINdance and Vanessa Van Wormer Dance. Admission $15.

January 25: Fertile Ground

Begins at 7 pm. Modern dance performances - New Works Showcase. Admission $10.

Click here for Green Space in LIC contact info, map, hours & links. And scroll down to Member Calendar for detailed event description.


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February: Restaurants & Food

See restaurant reviews in the Queens Buzz Restaurant Reviews section of this site.


Resobox Gallery - LIC

Thru February 28: World Arigurumi Exhibition

There's an exhibit entitled World Arigurumi Exhibition of 4,000 cuddly figures made by 140 artists from 32 nations on exhibit. Resobox is located at 41-26 27th Street in LIC 11101. Tel 718.784.3680.


Mt Sinai / Rocco Sacramone - Astoria

February x: Healthy Dining

From 6 - 9 pm. TBD.


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Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets 2014 - Queens

queens farmers markets

Click for info about Queens Farmers Markets opening & closing dates 2014 .

Some Queens farmers markets are sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, Grow NYC, Local Harvest & Down To Earth Markets. Click here for Manhattan things to do manhattan.

You may also use the search function to find a report on CSA's [Community Supported Agriculture in Queens].

Astoria Farmers Market - July 9 - Nov 26, 2014 - Also see LIC for Socrates

WEDNESDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Astoria Farmers Market.

Corona Farmers Market - July 11 - Nov 21, 2014

Fridays 8 am to 5 pm. Click to view a map of the Corona Farmers Market.

Elmhurst Farmers Market - June 3 - December 23, 2014

TUESDAYS 8 am – 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Elmhurst Farmers Market near Elmhurst Hospital.

Flushing Farmers Mkt Qns Botanical Gardens - June 21 - Nov 22, 2014 *

Fridays 8.30 am - 4 pm off the north corner of the Queens Botanical Gardens. Click to view a map of the Flushing Farmers Market / Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market.

Forest Hills (Post Office) - Year Round

Sundays 8 am - 3 pm at 70th Avenue and Queens Blvd [Post Office]. Click to view a map of the Forest Hills Farmers Market & Post Office.

Jackson Heights Farmers Market - OPEN YEAR ROUND

SUNDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map to the Jackson Heights Farmers Market / Travers Park Farmers Market.

Jamaica Farmers Market - June 21 & 22 - Nov 23 & 24, 2014 *

Open Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Jamaica Farmers Market.

Long Island City LIC Farmers Market - July 13 - Nov 23, 2014

Open Saturdays from 8 am - 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Long Island City LIC Farmers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park Farmers Market.

LIC - Brooklyn Grange Farmers Market - YEAR ROUND

Open Saturdays from 10 am - 3 pm. On the Standard Motor Lofts Building in LIC on Northern Blvd.

LIC - Youth Market

SATURDAYS 9 am - 4 pm. July 13 to November 23. Location: 48th Avenue & Vernon Blvd.

Pomonok Flushing Farmers Market - July 12 - November 29, 2014 *

Open Fridays from 10 am - 5 pm. Click to view a map of Queens Community House Pomonok Center Farmers Market at 67-09 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 11367 - across from Queens College.

Ridgewood Farmers Market - July 13 - November 23, 2014

Open Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm. Click to view map of Ridgewood Farmers Market including info.

Rockaway Beach Farmers Market / Youth Market - July 13 - November 23, 2014

Open Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm. Click to view map of Rockaway Beach Farmers Market including info - TBD.

Sunnyside Farmers Market - June 7 - Dec 20, 2014

Saturdays between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Sunnyside Farmers Market.

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fashion film in queens

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Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageThru February 8: Best of NY International Childrens Film Festival

Begins at varioius times. Three weekends of short films from the 2014NYICFF. The 2015 NYICFF begins late Feb.

Click to read our report on the newly remodeled Museum Of The Moving Image, or a review of a prior exhibit entitled Ming Wong, or about the Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria.

Events are generally free with admission, which is $12 / $9 senior / $6 kids under 18. Click for the Museum Of The Moving Image contact info, hours, map and link.


For More Films - Also see MOMA PS1 & Queens Museum of Art in Art section above.


FREE MOVIES IN QUEENS PARKS. Click for listing of free movies / films in Queens Parks - free movies in Queens parks.


history of queens historical sites in queens ny

Queens Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

Also see KIDS / PARADES section below. Click here for maps & info about Queens History.


NY Irish Center - LIC

February 7: Violinist Bernadette Morris

Cocktails at 7.30 pm / show at 8.30 pm. Vocalist who breathes new life into ancient Gaelic music. Admission $22 / $17.

Located at 10-40 Jackson Ave in LIC / 718.482.0909.


Central Queens YM & YWHA - Forest Hills

January 19: MLK Day: Freedom Rider From Forest Hills Recalls Epic Journey

Begins at 1.30 pm. Lew Zuchman talks about his personal journey as a Freedom Rider in 1961. The Central Queens YM & YWHA is located at 67-09 108th Street in Forest Hills. Suggested $8 donation.


King Manor Museum - Jamaica

February : TBD

Begins at x pm.

Click for map of Rufus King Park.


voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

January 24: Ying Nung Ma's Touch of New York

From 1 - 4 pm. Taiwanese immigrant's photo perspective of NYC. Includes flautist performance by her daughter.

Suggested donation $2 - for kids 6 and under. Click photo for contact info and address which is 149-19 38th Avenue. Hours 1 - 4 pm Wed, Sat & Sun. Click here for a short report on the Voelker Orth House Museum.


Greater Astoria Historical Society GAHS - Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyJanuary 31: Where Do We Go From Here?

Begins at 1 pm. Roundtable discussion regarding neighborhood development / evolution with leaders from art, community preservation, real estate, politicsl and restaurant sectors of Astoria / LIC. Moderated by Adrienne Onofri of Walking Queens Tours.

Ongoing - Museum Exhibits

GAHS has a collection of things on a variety of topics, such as the Sunnyside Boxing Arena, films covering both of Queens' World Fairs and the Blackwell door. Current exhibit about East River ferries.

Click for The Greater Astoria Historical Society contact info, hours, map and a link.


Queens Historical Society / Kingsland Homestead - Flushing

kingsland homesteadJanuary 24: MLK Day of Service

From 1 - 2 pm. Discussion with children about historical significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Free.

Ongoing - Kingsland Homestead Museum

May 2012 - exhibit spaces [only] closed for remodeling. Admission $3 / $2 and children / kids under 10 free. Click for Queens Historical Society in Flushing contact info, hours, map and link.




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Chinese New Year Day Parade 2015 - Flushing

February 21: Chinese New Year Day Parade

Unconfirmed - Begins 10 or 11 am. Begins off Flushing Main St at 39th Avenue.


Queens Botanical Garden

February: Nature For Everyone

The Queens Botanical Garden carries a wide range of plant life and also offers classes and exhibits.

Admission $4 / $3 / $2. Hours vary by season. The Botanical Gardens are a good place for Children / Kids to learn about the environment. Click this link for a business listing of the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing including contact info & links to website & map.


New York Hall Of Science

February: Science For Kids & Adults

Events are free with General Admission $11 / $8, unless otherwise specified.

Hours April through June are: Mon - Thurs 9.30 - 2 pm, Friday 9.30 - 5 pm and Sat / Sun 10 am - 6 pm. Click this link for our business listing of the New York Hall Of Science which includes contact info and links to website & map.


Queens Zoo In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

February: Feedings & Kids Activities

Sea Lion feedings at 11.15 am, 2 pm and 4 pm. There's also a Storytelling / Arts / Crafts area called the Wild Room [it's a zoo] which is open from noon - 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and school holidays.

Admission $7 / $3. The zoo is open weekdays from 10 am - 5 pm and from 10 am - 5.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Good for Children / Kids. And they have a new cafe. Click this link to the business listing of the Queens Zoo in Flushing for contact info & links to website & map. Here's a link to some other Queens things to do in Queens.


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live music in queens

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Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseFebruary: History House Tour

Exhibits & tour. Admission $10 / $7 which includes 40 minute House Tour - last one begins at 4 pm.

Click to our report on the Louis Armstrong House tours in Queens or here for The Louis Armstrong House in Corona info.


Flushing Town Hall - Flushing

flushing town hallJanuary 18: Beloved Prey & Moon Princess Song Cycle

Begins at 2 pm. Portable opera in English with Japanese koto. Free.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events with link to tickets. Ongoing - the suggested donation is $5. Click here for Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens contact info, hours, map & link.


FREE LIVE MUSIC IN QUEENS. Click here for free things to do in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Queens Summer 2011.




queens events calendar

This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations.

Calendar: Member Calendar

Click here to subscribe to "Member Calendar" and receive an email whenever a new event is created

  
If the ICAL logo above does not work, right click here, copy the URL, and paste it into your favorite calendar application.

Click here to view an archive of things to do in Queens.


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community board meetings in queens

Click to the Queens Issues section or the Eco-Friendly Queens section for related reports. Click this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.


Transportation Alternatives Meetings - Astoria

February X: Monthly Meeting / Also see Member Calendar

Begins at 6.30 pm. Monthly Meeting at Greater Astoria Historical Society on Broadway on 2nd Monday of month [unconfirmed]. Admission free.


Mulchfest - Astoria & Jackson Heights

January 10 & 11: Mulchfest

From 10 am - 2 pm. At Astoria Park and Travers Park in Jackson Heights.


George Ryan Middles School - Flushing

January 24: Lego Robotics Competition

From 10 am - 4 pm. At JHS 216 at 64-20 175th Street Flushing. I think free to watch.


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sporting activities parks in queens

Queens parks are open year round - also see Social & Kids sections for park events. Click for a compendium of Queens Parks & activities.


Click here for free things to do in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Queens Summer 2012.

LIC Boathouse - LIC / Astoria September X: Hallets Cove Free Kyaking From 1 - 5 pm on TBD. Must be accompanied by an adult. Click for Hallets Cove map.

Al Oerter Recreational Facility

February: Public Indoor Basketball Court, Computer Labs, Exercise Rooms, Handball Court, Dance Studio & Ping Pong Tables In Queens

Open Monday through Friday 6 A - 10 P and Saturday 9 A - 5 P. Closed for important holidays. Bring padlock for locker and a change of clothes for athletics.

Free admission. Click here for a map to the Al Oerter Recreational Facility in Flushing Queens.


queens public golf coursesPublic Golf Courses In Queens

February: Golfing in Queens

Click here for story, maps & info about the public golf courses in Queens.

Queens Golf Courses are open year round.

 


Aqueduct / Belmont Race Track In Jamaica NY

belmont race trackFebruary: Acqueduct / Belmont Racetrack

Horse Races. Use the following links for more current info. Gates open at 11 am and General Parking is free.

Click for a map with directions for the Acqueduct Race Track at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica, NY, or here for the telephone number and website of the Acqueduct Race Track / NYRA in Queens.

 


NYC Parks – Indoor Swimming & Ice Skating In Queens NY

natatorium indoor swim poolsFebruary: Aquatic Center & World Class Ice Rink

The Flushing facilities are open year around. Bring a swimming suit, a swimming cap and quality padlock to be admitted to the pool. And you can rent skates to use the world ice arena [both in the same buillding]. Click on this link for a story about the Queens World Ice Arena & Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, including daily admission fees.

Click here for a complete listing of swimming pools in Queens Parks, as well as a smattering of other non-profit public pools in Queens. All outdoor swimming pools in public parks close after Labor Day Weekend.

The Flushing pool is open Monday - Friday from 6 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 8 pm. Annual Fee is $75 adults / $10 seniors / and under 18 is free.

Click for a map of the Queens Ice Rink and Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, and the business listing of the NYC Parks department - NYC Queens Parks.


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queens street fairs festivals

Also check the Kids, Historic / Culture, & Sports / Parks sections for related events.


Click on header above for Street Fairs in Queens for Sept, Oct & Nov.


Click here for a full listing of Queens Street Fairs MAPS showing the location of them.

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theater in queens

Also see Dance, Music, Art & History sections above.


Thalia Theatre - Sunnyside

thalia theatreThru February : Tango 5 Senses

Begins 8 pm Friday & Saturday and 4 pm Sunday. Performance of the dynamic, playful and romatic musical / dance performance of tango. Admission $40 / $37.

Click here to view a map of Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside


Chain Theatre - LIC

theatre 167January 31: Pop Quiz, Hotshot: SPEED

Begins at 7 pm. Reading of action film [Speed] w/ audience participation. Admission $15 at VariationsTheatreGroup.com. Includes two drinks. Must be 21 or older.

Click here for the business listing w/ link to Chain Theatre in LIC for location and tickets to other shows.


LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - LIClaguardia performing arts center lic

February 7 : Identity Sacred

Begins 3 pm. Queens Museum. Free w/ admission. Click graphic for links to home page which links to their website / tickets.

Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2014 season. Click for contact info & map for La Guardia Performing Arts Center.


York College Performing Arts Center

York college performing arts centerFebruary : TBD

Begins 4 pm, 7 pm, 3 pm & 12 noon respectively. TBD. Admission $10.

Click here for link to more detailed schedule & York College Performing Arts Center tickets.

Click here to view a map of York College Performing Arts Center and click here to view the full season advertisement of YPAC theater in Jamaica NY including links to purchase tickets online.


The Secret Theatre - LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

Thru Feb 1: Hair - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Begins at 8 pm, except for matinees on Sundays 1/25 & 2/1 at 2 pm. Rework of the 1970's musical Hair. Admission $18.

Click here to view a prior review of the Secret Theatre in LIC, or here for business listing for the Secret Theatre in LIC including map and website links.


The Chocolate Factory - LIC

chocolate factoryJanuary 7 - 12: Molly Lieber + Eleanor Smith - Rude World

Begins at 6 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 5 pm, 3 pm & 4 pm respective to the dates. A mix of dance and performance au naturel. Admission $20 / $15.

Admission on Thursdays is free for Queens residents on a first come first serve basis. Click here to view a report on a prior performance at the Chocolate Factory Theater LIC. Click here for a Chocolate Factory review / map and here for contact info, url and tickets for the Chocolate Factory in LIC.


Theatre 167 - Jackson Heights

January 10: The Church of Why Not

Begins at 1 pm. Sneak preview via reading of The Church Of Why Not by Theatre 167 at the Community United Methodist Church of 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights. Free but must rsvp at eventbrite.com as seating is limited.


Queens Theatre In The Park

February 14 & 15 : Ballet Hispanico

Begins at 2 pm and 8 pm Saturday & 3 pm Sunday. World renowned dance hispanic dance company returns to Queens. Click for Queens Theatre map & contact info and website link. Admission $25 / $38 / $42.




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