Arts & Music

Aqueduct Racetrack hosting street art show ‘Murals’
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/22/2013 at 12:03PM

The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City’s only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show entitled “Aqueduct Murals,” opening to the public on Saturday, November 23. “New York City is arguably the Mecca of street art [...]

Mr. Neon brightens up LIC
Mr. Neon brightens up LIC
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/16/2013 at 9:21AM

ALAN CAPPER “God invented it in lightning,” says Kenny Greenberg, owner of Krypton Neon in reply to the question, “Where does Neon come from?” Although there had been efforts made with glass tubes and heat before, neon as we know it first made its appearance at the Chicago World Fair in 1892, and the drama [...]

Affordable fashion tips for dressing your best
Affordable fashion tips for dressing your best
Arts & Music Family Features 11/09/2013 at 12:14PM

With each new season comes the familiar urge to shop and stock up on the latest fashion trends. Whether you’re dreaming of the looks heading down the runway or shopping at your local thrift store for fabulous finds, it can be hard to get everything you want without breaking the bank. So, how do you [...]

Traveling art exhibit An Inclusive World coming to Queens Museum
Traveling art exhibit An Inclusive World coming to Queens Museum
Arts & Music Maggie Hayes 11/08/2013 at 4:04PM

An Inclusive World, the traveling art exhibit, is making its next stop at the Queens Museum. “The exhibition has evolved,” said Vida Sabbaghi, curator. On Saturday, November 9, museum-goers can expect both visual arts components as well as various performance pieces, ranging from music to dance. The exhibit will run through November 30. “People from [...]

Flushing author’s work picked up as film project
Flushing author’s work picked up as film project
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/03/2013 at 11:49AM

NIKKI DJOKOVICH “I never in a million years thought I’d be an author. Maybe playing for the Cincinnati Reds, but I wasn’t that good,” said three-time published author Joe Cognard. This Queens native and Flushing resident never aspired to be the self-published novelist he is today. He actually attended St. John’s University and majored in [...]

Banksy bids city farewell in LIC
Banksy bids city farewell in LIC
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 10/31/2013 at 4:28PM

Everything must come to the end and in graffiti artist Banksy’s case, the big finale came in Queens. Since the start of October, the ghost-like and notorious British graffiti artist, only known by the name Banksy, has hit the streets to tag his way around the Big Apple. In a unique show titled “Better Out [...]

Graffiti artist Banksy makes his way to Queens
Graffiti artist Banksy makes his way to Queens
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 10/15/2013 at 2:24PM

A “residency on the streets of New York” would not be complete without coming into Queens for one artist. Since the start of the month, the mysterious, ghost-like and notorious British graffiti artist only known by the name Banksy has hit the streets to tag his way around the Big Apple. In a unique show [...]

Local food photographer debuts exhibit at 2nd Annual Astoria Art Festival
Local food photographer debuts exhibit at 2nd Annual Astoria Art Festival
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 10/09/2013 at 10:43AM

Looking at the 16 photos hanging on the wall of what he calls one of his favorite restaurants “in the whole world,” Bradley Hawks can remember the story behind each shot. Celebrating the opening reception of his food photography exhibit on October 1 at Queens Comfort, located at 40-09 30th Avenue in Astoria, Hawks debuted [...]

Multimedia installation to bring drive-in movie experience to Queens
Multimedia installation to bring drive-in movie experience to Queens
Arts & Music Cristabelle Tumola 10/03/2013 at 2:54PM

The drive-in-movie theatre is back. But this time, leave your car at home. From October 4 through October 20 the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is hosting Empire Drive-In, a large-scale, multimedia installation and outdoor theater. Made of 60 different cars and trucks reclaimed from a Brooklyn junkyard, Empire Drive-In serves as both entertainment [...]