Flux Factory

Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
News Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 10:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ten years ago Carolina Peñafiel founded Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization. It has housed its headquarters and gallery space inside the warehouses of 5Pointz in Long Island City. Local Project gives back to the community by showcasing local artists and holding events with local groups. “It is a very welcoming space, it’s [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/06/2013 at 8:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 59. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Untitled (As of Yet) The Flux Factory in Long Island City [...]

MoMA PS1 may expand with $3M in city funding
MoMA PS1 may expand with $3M in city funding
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/23/2013 at 10:27AM

MoMA PS1 might soon be able to expand into a property right next door after receiving $3 million in city budget funds. As part of the city’s 2014 budget, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, chair of the Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee, helped allocate the capital funds allowing the museum at 22-25 Jackson Avenue to purchase [...]

VIDEO: Urban playground for cats ‘Kitty City’ unveiled at LIC adoption event
VIDEO: Urban playground for cats ‘Kitty City’ unveiled at LIC adoption event
West Angy Altamirano 6/03/2013 at 3:45PM

A group of children in Long Island City helped create a purrfect city for a group of urban kitties who inhabited the feline metropolis this Saturday. Eighteen children worked with urban planners and artists every weekend in May to create a small-scale city at Flux Factory. On Saturday, June 1 the city was revealed at [...]

Kids learn lessons while building ‘Kitty City’ in LIC
Kids learn lessons while building ‘Kitty City’ in LIC
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 5/23/2013 at 2:13PM

A group of children in Long Island City is helping create a purrfect city for the urban kitty. Eighteen children have worked with urban planners and artists to build a small-scale city for kittens. The group has met every Saturday this month at Flux Factory, an arts collective and nonprofit in Long Island City. “It [...]