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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

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Dorsky Gallery - LIC

May 10 thru July: New Ways of Seeing: Beyond Culture

From 2 - 5 pm. New art exhibit at the Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC.


Qns Council on the Arts - Astoria

July: TBD

From 6 - 8 pm. At 37-11 35th Avenue. Admission $5.


Materials For The Arts - LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside

July: TBD

From 7 - 8.30 pm. MFTA sponsors this entertaining performance by resident artist. Free.

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


Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - Jamaica

things to do queensJuly: TBD

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


flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

July 9: Flux Thursday

Dinner begins at 7 pm / presentations at 8 pm. BBQ and preview of LICAO exhibit. On the second Thursday of every month there's a potluck dinner with presentations & conversation. Must bring food or beverage to share / free.

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

July 3: First Fridays

Cocktails at 5.30 pm, discussion at 6 pm. Free visitation. Free w/ admission.

Thru May: 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.

Thru 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

July : Warm UP Parties Every Saturday

From 2 - 6 pm. Artistic discussion about TBD. 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

May 10: Face The Music Concert Series

From 2 - 4 pm. Youthful concert series. Free w/ admission.

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

Click here for map & contact info for the Queens Museum. 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 centerJuly: TBD

Begins 5 pm.

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

July: Spring Exhibit EAFE

From 3 - 6 pm opening reception on 5/TBD. 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.


Business Expo - Queens Chamber of Commerce

May 13: Business Expo

From 8 am - 3 pm. Exposition featuring more than dozens of vendors from around the borough. At CitiField at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. Free / Breakfast w/ speakers $35.


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dance in queens

Also see Theater, Music & Art sections for dance performances

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.


Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - JCAL

July : TBD

At 4 pm. Performance celebration. Admission TBD. Click for JCAL contact info & links.


Green Space - LIC

Green SpaceJuly : Take Root

Starts at 8 pm. Modern dance performance featuring TBD. Admission $15.

July : 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.


queens restaurants

queens restaurant reviewsQueens Buzz.com

July: Restaurants & Food

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


Jamaica Jerk Festival

July: Jamaica Jerk Festival Roy Wilkins Park

Details coming soon.


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Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets 2015 - 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].

Updating in Process - the following are 2014 dates.

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

Also see Historic & Arts sections & Member Calendar


Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageThru Summer: Mad Men

Various times. All things Mad Men - the television series about the dawn of modern advertising on Madison Avenue. The exhibit explores the creative process including props, costumes and adverting art. Included with admission. March 14 - April 28: Film Series about Mad Men Influences.

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.


Langston Hughes Library - Jackson Heights / Corona

July: TBD

From 1 - 5 pm. TBD. Light refreshments. Free. At the Langston Hughes Library & Cultural Center at 100-01 Northern Blvd [718.651.1100].


NY Irish Center - LIC

July: TBD

Cocktails at 7.30 pm / show at 8.30 pm. Modern folk and traditional Irish music. Admission $22 / $15.

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


voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

July: TBD

 

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.


King Manor Museum - Jamaica

July: TBD

Beginning at 6 pm. There's a classical Concert by Ostraka & Molly Quinn preceded by a Wine Social at the King Manor Museum in Jamaica. Admission $30 / $25.


Greater Astoria Historical Society GAHS - Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyJuly: TBD

Begins at 11 am. Walking Queens Tours - see things to do archive for details.

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 homesteadJuly : TBD

Begins at 1 pm. 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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Also see Sports / Parks & History [above] & Theater Events [below]


Socrates Sculpture Park - Astoria / LIC

July: Foreign Films

Details coming soon. Free. Click for contact info / map of Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC / Astoria.


Queens Botanical Garden

July: 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

July: 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

July: 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

Also see Film & Theater & Parks

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.


Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseJuly: 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 hallJuly: TBD

Begins 7 pm.

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

July : 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. Admission free.


Diversity Plaza - Jackson Heights

July

From 2 - 4 pm. At 37th Road between 73rd and 74th Streets in Jackson Heights. Free.


LIC Boathouse

July: Hallets Cove Free Paddling

Afternoons / Weekends / details coming soon. For kyakers and canoeists. Free.


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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

July: 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

July: 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 trackJuly: 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 poolsJuly: 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 - updates for 2015 season posted through May.


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.

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.


Thalia Theatre - Sunnyside

thalia theatreMay: Flamenco Almagama*

Begins 8 pm Friday & Saturday and 4 pm Sunday. Performance of the enthralling flamenco dance. Admission $40 / $37.

Click here to view a map of Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside


Chain Theatre - LIC

theatre 167July: TBD

Begins at 8 pm Friday and 2 pm Sunday]. A film and parody program featuring War of the Worlds.

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

Thru May 7, 8, 9: Beyond Sacred - Ping Chong & Company

Begins at 8 pm with matinee at 2.30 pm on Thursday. Performances weaving the stories of lives of Muslim American residents as they talk about their religious and cultural identities and transformations. Admission $15 / $20.

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.


Astoria Center of Israel - Astoria

May 14: Temple of Comedy

Begins at 7.30 pm. At 27-35 Crescent Street in Astoria. Admission $25 / $35 at door. See Facebook.com/astoriashul for tickets / more info.


York College Performing Arts Center

York college performing arts centerMay1,2,3 & 8,9,10: Elton John's Aida

Begins 7 pm Friday & Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. TBD. Admission $20 / $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

May 14: Lost Dog New Music Ensemble

Begins at 8 pm. Performance of John Luther Adams. Admission $20.

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 factoryMay 20 - 23: the future was looking better in the past: my family history

Begins at 8 pm Wednesday thru Saturday. A performance by Rebecca Patek about going

"from religious persecution to american greed to murderous infamy to denial, repression and the slow dissolution into moral confusion, financial ruin and karmic retribution".

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.


Astoria Performing Arts Center - Astoria

Thru May 23: Merrily We Roll Along

Begins at 8 pm Thursday thru Saturday with 2 pm matinee Saturday. Production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's scintillating, gloomy musical. Admission $18 / $12, but rsvp boxoffice [at]apacny.org. Click here for Astoria Performing Arts Center map & contact info.




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