Free event offers behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking in Astoria


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Pat Alvarado/Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 and Kaufman Astoria Studios is once again hosting New York on Location.

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A whirlwind week of celebrations


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The season of celebrations of community leaders is in full swing and I had the privilege of a “front row” seat at many this past week. It began with the mayor coming to the Queens Museum, where I serve on the board that is led by Peter Meyer, to announce that our executive director Tom Finkelpearl has been appointed Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, an […]

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Kaufman Arts District is first of its kind in Queens


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The western Queens neighborhood gathered on Friday to celebrate the announcement of the designation of the Kaufman Arts District, the first of its kind in the borough.

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Queens World Film Festival celebrates opening night


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Queens World Film Festival, which brings together international and local filmmakers to the borough to screen their works, celebrated its opening night on Tuesday at the Movie of the Moving Image in Astoria.

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Curtain set to rise on 4th Annual Queens World Film Festival


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Photos Courtesy of the Queens World Film Festival

The 4th Annual Queens World Film Festival is ready to hit the stage strong and put Queens on the map.

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Muppets coming to Museum of the Moving Image in new Jim Henson gallery


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of the NYC Mayor’s Office’s Flickr

Hi-ho, the Muppets are coming to town. On Tuesday Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials announced the late Jim Henson’s family has donated close to 400 puppets, costumes, props and other items to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The announcement included special appearances by Miss Piggy — who got a kiss from […]

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The Courier celebrates the Kings of Queens


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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The Queens Courier’s fifth annual “Kings of Queens Awards & Networking Event” was celebrated at Terrace on the Park, honoring dozens of notable businessmen and special honoree Steve Lacy, Fox 5 news anchor. “[This event] brings people and their businesses together. I’m honored to be honored,” said Mortimer A. Lawrence of the Lawrence Law Group, […]

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Meet the 2012 Kings of Queens


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Honoring the top businessmen of Queens for their outstanding leadership and their contributions to the community, the 2012 Kings of Queens: A Champions Breakfast Awards & Networking Event will take place on Thursday, November 15 at 8:30 a.m. This event, which will be held at Terrace on the Park, is the ultimate networking opportunity and […]

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Exhibit This: Long Island City Partnerships toutes Queens museums


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Amy Hau, administrative director of the Noguchi Museum and the chair of LIC Cultural Alliance, Tom Finkelperl, the executive director of Queens Museum, Peter Katz, chief operating officer of the Museum of Modern Art P.S. 1, and Carl Goodman, the executive director of the Museum of the Moving Image, discussed the roles of their art institutions in Queens.

Long Island City Partnership wants everyone to experience all the splendor Queens has to offer – including the beauty available in the borough’s museums. The partnership organized a conference on October 19 at the Museum of the Moving Image, during which representatives from prominent Queens art institutions discussed the role of museums and galleries in […]

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Examining the future of culture and the arts


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

Actress Sigourney Weaver was among the members of the arts community to join Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer’s discussion “Culture Vision NYC: Envisioning a City Sustained by Culture and the Arts.” “This city would not be the great city that it is without the arts and without the cultural contributions from so many people…,” Van Bramer […]

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Museum of the Moving Image is moving!


| smosco@queenscourier.com

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria reopened recently after three years of renovations and re-imaginings. Founding director Rochelle Slovin and trustee board chairman Herbert S. Schlosser, with the design acumen of architect Thomas Leeser, has added some 47,000 square feet of space to the city-owned building that has housed the museum since 1988. […]

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