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Updated Weekly - JULY EVENTS

UPDATED 7 / 19 / 14

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JULY is the month we celebrate American Independence, as well as the beginning of the same for a number of Latin American nations, like Colombia. That's the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop farm in Queens in the photo above.

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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

Click for maps & info about Queens Art Museums.


LIC Arts Open

August 4 : Arts In LIC Summit

Begins at 6 pm. At The Secret Theatre at 44-02 23rd Street. Meeting to create alliance and discuss ways to keep artists in LIC in the face of rapidly rising rents.


Apollonia Gallery - Sunnyside

July 20: Opening Reception

From 4 - 10 pm. Mix of art & furniture & entertainment for opening of new gallery in Sunnyside at 48-14 Skillman Ave.


Crossing Art Gallery - Flushing

July 19 - August 16: Erasing Borders 2014

Opening reception begins at 4 - 6 pm on 7/19. Contemporary Indian art of the diaspora. Admission Free.

Crossing Art Gallery.


Materials For The Arts - LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside

July 17: Third Thursdays

From 6.30 - 8.30 pm. MFTA sponsors a workshop every third Thursday of the month.

Thru TBD: Bernard Klevickas: History of Stuff

Solo exhibit by artist-in-residence examining how things are assembled and disassembled. Beer & music included. Admission free but donations always welcome.

Click here for Materials For The Arts website, location & contact info. I think the admission is free / donations & w/ refreshments.


Coffeed - LIC

July Wednesdays: Inspired Word Open Mic

From 7 - 10 pm. The karaoke of writers. Admission free.

Coffeed is at 37-18 Northern Blvd in LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside. Admission free.


Taiwanese American Arts Council - Flushing

July 19: Gala Exhibit & Dinner

Opening reception begins at 6 pm of 50 artist show at the Queens Museum in Flushing. Admission Unconfirmed.


flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

July 3: Menu For Mars Supper Club

Begins at 8 pm. Mission: on the first Thursday of every month to pioneer a menu for Mars. Limited to a crew of 12 to go to a restaurant with a space food related expert [horticulture / permaculture / nutrition] to talk about food in outer space. Must rsvp to doug [at]fluxfactory.org with subject MAR.S.V.P.

July 10: 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.

July 12: Pink Noise Salon

Reception 7/12 begins at 3 pm with a performance at 7 pm. New interactive exhibit using shellphones, pirate radio station to hear your own heartbeat w/ pink food. Admission free / donations.

July 13 & 27: Max/MSP

From 2 - 4 pm. Class on how to use Max/MSP. Admission $5.

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 4: First Fridays

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

July 13: Second Sundays - Bang On A Can

Begins at 3 pm. Bang On A Can modern musical series. Free w/ admission.

Thru January 4, 2015: Designing The World Of Tomorrow

New exhibit about symbiotic relationship between sculpture and design in the years leading up to the 1939 World's Fair.

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 5, 12, 19, 26: PS1 Warm Up Party

Begins 3 pm until sundown. Rock bands, art and hipsters. Admission $18 / $20, but LIC residents free on first come / serve basis on day one.

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 September 6: 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair

Opening reception 6 - 8 pm & party 8 pm - midnight on 4/26. Warhol's controversial work was whitewashed [sound familiar?] just prior to the opening of the World's Fair. Free w/ admission.

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.


socrates sculpture parkSocrates Sculpture Park

June 21: Summer Solstice Celebration

Coming shortly. Day long celebration in tandem w/ make music ny.

Thru August 3: Spring / Summer Exhibit

From 2 - 6 pm opening reception on 5/11. Four new solo installations open in the park. Admission free.

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

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 queensAugust 1: 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.


Sunnyside Community Services

July 16: Kosciuszko Bridge Project

Begins at 6 pm w/ displays. Talk begins at 6.30 pm. Discussion by DOT about upcoming Kosciuszko Bridge project. SS Community Services [map].


LIC Arts Open

August 4 : Arts In LIC Summit

Begins at 6 pm. At The Secret Theatre at 44-02 23rd Street. Meeting to create alliance and discuss ways to keep artists in LIC in the face of rapidly rising rents.


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dance in queens

Also see Theater, Music & Art sections for dance performances


Green Space - LIC / also see Member Calendar

Green SpaceJuly 7 - 13: Summer Intensive

See Member Calendar on 7/7 - Green Space.

Click here for Green Space in LIC contact info, map, hours & links.


queens restaurants

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July: Restaurants & Food

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


Roy Wilkins Park - Jamaica

July 20: Jamaican Jerk Festival

From 12 noon - 8 pm. A festival celebrating Caribbean food at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica [map]. Click link for story of prior year Jamaican Jerk Festival Queens. Admission $30 - advance tickets at www.jerkfestivalny.com.


Brooklyn Grange - LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside

July 20: Butcher Paper Dinner by Edible Queens

Begins at 5 pm. Dinner curated by Edible Queens featuring local food & beverage makers / distributors. Admission $80 - advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.


Queens Historical Society - Flushing

July 13: A Taste Of Germany

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Talk and tasting of German food by 19th century immigrants.

July 27: A Taste Of Italy

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Talk and tasting of German food by 19th century immigrants.

Queens Historical Society contact info & map links. Admission $15.


CitiField

July 26: Bacon Beer Classic

From 12 - 3 pm and 7 - 10 pm. Admission $59 / $129. At CitiField.


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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

Also see Historic & Arts sections & Member Calendar


Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageJuly 19 - January 19, 2015: What's Up Doc? Animation of Chuck Jones

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other cartoon greats were created by Chuck Jones and will be on exhibit.

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.


NY Irish Center - LIC

July 19: Rory O'Shea Was Here

Cocktails 7.30 pm & Showtime at 8.30 pm. Irish flim followed by short comedy Fuent Dysphasia. Admission $11 / $8. Located at 10-40 Jackson Ave in LIC / 718.482.0909.


Free Movies / Films In The Parks In Queens

July & August: Free Movies / Films In The Parks

Click here to view a number of different listings - free movies in the park - Queens.


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.


King Manor Museum - Jamaica

July 12: Cup Of Tea

From 12 noon - 2 pm. About Gracie King's tea set. Free.

July & August Tuesdays: Jazz

From 6 - 7 pm. Jazz on southern lawn of Rufus King Park. Free.

Click for map of Rufus King Park.


voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

July - Aug 30: Tuscarora Raised Bead Art Traditions

Lecture on 7/27 begins at 2 pm. About the art of the Tuscarora tribe, part of the Iroquois nation. Admission x.

July 30 / August 13: Cymbeline & Two Gentelmen of Verona [respectively]

Begins at 7 pm [kids] & 7.30 pm. Shakespearean classics - the first about young love & faith and the second one about young love and what's fair. Admission free.

Suggested donation $2 - for kids 6 and under. Click photo for contact info and address which is 149-19 38th Avenue. Click here for a short report on the Voelker Orth House Museum.


Greater Astoria Historical Society GAHS - Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyJuly 17: World's Fair In 3D

Begins at 6 pm. Admission $10.

July 19: Astoria All Stars

Begins at 1 pm. Famous Astorians lecture. Admission $5.

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 13 / July 27: German & Italian Food [respectively see dining section above]

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Look at & taste of 19th century immigrants' food. Admission $15, please rsvp.

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]


Colombian Parade - Jackson Heights

July 27: Colombian Parade

Begins at 12 noon at 65th Street & Northern Avenue. One of Queens biggest parades.


4th of July Fireworks - East River

July 4: Independence Celebration

Begins at about 9.30 pm. Along the East River waterfront on the southern side of Queens [LIC] at Hunters Point and Gantry Park you should be able to see the Macy's 4th of July fireworks celebrating America's independence. Free.


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

QueensBridge Park

July 15, 16, 17, 18 & 20: SummerStage Music & Dance

This week, beginning Tuesday, July 15 Ismael Miranda, Rebel Tumbao & Joe Clausell will be on stage at QueensBridge Park beginning at 7 pm. On Wednesday, J Holiday & Jon B perform beginning at 7 pm. On Thursday, Mobb Deep & Lyricist Lounge will begin performance at 7 pm. Friday Harambee Dance Company will be there beginning at 7 pm. And on Sunday beginning at 4 pm it's Queens Family Day with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Click for map to QueensBridge Park.


Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseJuly 4: Satchmo's Birthday Party

Begins 2 pm. Emily Asher performs in the garden. Admission $x.

July 19: Jazz in the Garden

Begins 2 pm. Bria Skonberg Quartet performs in the garden. Admission $18.

Exhibit opens 6/29. 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 13: Old School Rhythm & Blues

Begins at 1 & 2 pm respectively for dance and concert. Admission 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

July 14: See Member Calendar

Monthly Meeting at Greater Astoria Historical Society on Broadway. Admission free.


Transportation Alternatives & Jackson Heights Beautification Group

July 16: Vision Zero Workshop

From 7 - 8.30 pm. Discussion of what can be done to makes streets safer in Jackson Heights & Corona - topics include biking, walking, FMC Park access, education & enforcement. Corona Library / 38-23 104th St / Corona.


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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

July 5, 19 & 23: Hallets Cove Free Kyaking

From 1 - 5 pm on 7/5 & 7/19 & at 6 pm on 7/23. Must be accompanied by an adult. Click for Hallets Cove map.


Transportation Alternatives Bike Ride - Flushing

July 6: Tour de Queens Bike Ride

Checkin between 9 - 9 am & ride begins at 9.30 am. A 20 mile, 10 mph, rolling police-escorted bike ride. Limited spots so rsvp at tourdequeens.org. Admission $20 / $15.


Queens Public Park Pools Open

Thru September 1: Queens Public Parks Pools Open

Click here for a listing of public park pools in Queens hours and rules. Free.


Roy Wilkins Park - Jamaica

July 20: Jamaican Jerk Festival

Begins at 12 noon. Food festival celebrating Caribbean cuisine. Admission $60 at IrieJamRadio.com - Roy Wilkins Park 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 for June.


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.


Chain Theatre - LIC

theatre 167July 10, 11 & 12: Othello

Begins at 8 pm & 2pm matinee Saturday. Shakespeare classic by Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts actors. Admission guessing $20.

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


The Secret Theatre - LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

July TBD: TBD

TBD.

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.



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