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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Friday, April 9

Starting at 8 p.m., the Brazilian and Indian cultures will meet at the Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. The dance floor will be opened during this festive night, featuring two live bands. Velly Bahia features Axe music from Bahia, linking Brazil’s African roots with energetic drumming, dancing and homage to the deities – The Orishas. Veena player, Nivedita Shivraj, (former FCCA Composer-in-Residence; winner, Queens Battle of the Boroughs) performs music from India with lush melodies & a strong spiritual connections. Tickets are $15/$10 Members and Students with ID. For more information call 718 463-7700 ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Saturday, April 6

From 11 a.m- 4 p.m., The Queens Courier will hold the annual Queens Kids Expo at the New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th Street in Flushing. Open to all moms-to-be, parents and kids. The Expo will showcase numerous resources for parents where they can interact with exhibitors and experts. Free with paid admission to the Hall of Science.

Starting at 2 p.m., Shabana Sharif will launch her new ebook series, “Ins and Outs of Queens” at SPACEWOMb, located at 22-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. Each book explores a different part of Queens, exploring its multiculturalism. The event will include free food, live music, a silent auction (featuring local artists), raffles to win printed copies of Ins and Outs of Queens, face painting and more. For more information call 917-528-8885 or email InsandOutsofQueens@gmail.com.

Starting at 8 p.m., famous comedian Bill Cosby will perform at the Queens College Colden Auditorium, located at 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing. Tickets are $35-$65. For more information call 718-793-8080 kupferbergcenter.org.

Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 7

Come celebrate the opening weekend of the Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. Garden tours will take place from 2- 3 p.m, crafts will take place from 1- 4 p.m. and meet Flora, the garden’s colorful mascot. Admission is free. For more information call 718-886-3800 ext. 200 or visit queensbotanical.org.

Sunday, April 7

The Forest Hills Greenmarket, located on the south side of Queens Boulevard at 70th Avenue, will reopen for the season. The market will be open from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. all the way through December 29. Fresh, locally grown vegetables will be up for sale, as well as free cooking demonstrations and activities for kids. For more information and a calendar of events, visit grownyc.org.

Starting at 3 p.m., the sounds of Eastern European music will be performed at Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, located at 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside. The Tamburitzans will dance, sing and perform live music in a two hour special event. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 718-631-6311 or visit qcc.cuny.edu/QPAC.

Thru April 15

Repetition in Design at the Queens Botanical Garden’s Visitor & Administration Building Gallery, located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing, features a series of oil paintings on canvas by QBG Supervising Museum Instructor Gennadyi Gurman. Some of these pieces are influenced by the way the 8-bit video games from the 1980s looked, also from cartoons; but all show a bright color contrast. Runs until April 15 during the QBG’s regular hours. Visit queensbotanical.org for more information.

Thru April 22

The New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona, will be looking at the science of Tony Hawk and other professional skateboarders, in an series entitled “Tony Hawk: Rad Science.” Exhibits will look at how skateboarders bend the laws of physics to perform their daredevil stunts. Visitors will also get the chance to visit exhibits which will simulate several tricks. The series was created by Exhibit IQ, in conjunction with Tony Hawk and UC Berkley Physics professor Joel Fajan. Admission to the exhibits is free with admission. For more details call 718-699-0005 or visit nysci.org.

Thru May 12

The popular acrobatic show Cirque du Soleil will perform their show Totem at Citi Field, located at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. The show traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired in large part by myths, Totem by Cirque du Soleil illustrates, through visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of the species. Somewhere between science and legend “Totem” explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential. For more information and ticket costs, call 718-507-6387 or visit cirquedusoleil.com.

 

What to do this weekend in Queens


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Saturday, March 24

Starting at 8:30 a.m., the fourth annual “Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon” will take place at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, located at 111-01 Corona Avenue in Flushing. Experienced and rookie runners can participate in the 5K run. After the race a party with free food and beverages will be held. For more information and registration, visit 131newyork.com.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (weather permitting) celebrate the spring equinox at the Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. Prepare for the opening season by joining the garden for a day of volunteering and unity here, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Advanced registration required; email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org for more information or call 718-886-3800 ext. 200.

Starting at 8 p.m., listen to the Astoria Symphony Orchestra at the Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 31-18 37th Street in Astoria. Vincent Perscihetti will compose a piece entitled “Flower Songs” and Morton Lauridsen will compose a piece entitled “Chansons des Roses.” Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call 917-460-4289.

Starting at 8 p.m, come see “The Hit Men” at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, located at 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside. The band consists of members that have performed and recorded with such stars as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Barry Manilow, Elton John & Kiki Dee and others. The show will be opened up by Comedy Central’s John Carfi. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 718-631-6311 or visit qcc.cuny.edu/qpac.

Sunday, March 25

Starting at 1 p.m., the Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, will teach participants how to care for their lawn. Just in time for spring the “NYC Compost Project in Queens: Spring Lawn Care” event will have experts demonstrating the proper care for one’s lawn, without the use of artificial fertilizers of pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration is required. For more information, call 718-539-5296 or email compost@queensbotanical.org.

At 1 and 3 p.m., come and see “Puppetry Theater: HATCHED! Life on the Farm,” at Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Told through puppets, music, dance and more the show tells the story of a newborn chick on a farm. For kids up to age 6. Tickets are $12. For more information call 718 463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org

Starting at 2:30 p.m., the immigrant journey of Greeks to America will be told at the Queens Historical Society, located at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing. Christina Rozeas, author of the book “Images of America: Greeks in Queens” and  first generation Greek-American, will give the lecture on how some Greeks travelled out of Manhattan to call Queens their home. Tickets are $5 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, call 718-939-0647 or visit queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Ongoing thru March 25

Starting at 10 a.m.,  SculptureCenter, located at 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, will be presenting Berlin-based artist Nairy Baghramian’s first exhibition in the U.S., “Retainer.” Her works examine political and social systems of power and encompass questions of context, production and reception within contemporary art. For more information, call 718-361-1750 or visit sculpture-center.org.

Ongoing thru March 31

Come see the new exhibition, “Wonder Cabinet” at the Flux Factory, located at 39-31 29th Street in Long Island City. Bringing together sculptors, costumers, video artists, holographers, and more, this exhibit is a partnership of story writing and wunderkammer (wonder room). The pieces are a product of a set of round-table discussions and the narrative behind the exhibition will be published by the museum’s resident writer, Irene Lee. The content of the pieces, including scenery, character and plot will be up to the artists themselves. The artists will create a “cabinet of wonders” for all visitors to see. For more information call 718-707-3362 or email Georgia@fluxfactory.org

Ongoing thru April 15

Repetition in Design at the Queens Botanical Garden’s Visitor & Administration Building Gallery, located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing, features a series of oil paintings on canvas by QBG Supervising Museum Instructor Gennadyi Gurman. Some of these pieces are influenced by the way the 8-bit video games from the 1980s looked, also from cartoons; but all show a bright color contrast. Runs until April 15 during the QBG’s regular hours. Visit queensbotanical.org for more information.

Ongoing thru April 22

The New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona, will be looking at the science of Tony Hawk and other professional skateboarders, in an series entitled “Tony Hawk: Rad Science.” Exhibits will look at how skateboarders bend the laws of physics to perform their daredevil stunts. Visitors will also get the chance to visit exhibits which will simulate several tricks. The series was created by Exhibit IQ, in conjunction with Tony Hawk and UC Berkley Physics professor Joel Fajan. Admission to the exhibits is free with admission. For more details call 718-699-0005 or visit nysci.org.

What to do this weekend in Queens


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If you’re not out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Queens this weekend, here are some other events going on in the borough.

Saturday, March 16

Starting at 3 p.m., the Five Boroughs of Music Festival will make its stop in Queens with a performance by East of the River: Levantera at Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. In their festival debut, the group will explore the sounds of medieval music of the Mediterranean, Balkans and Middle East. Tickets range from $20-$25. For more information call 718 463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Starting at 8 p.m., come see “RIOULT Dance NY” at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City. Choreographed by Pascal Rioult, this dance performance also features striking video projections. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 718-482-5151 or visit lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac.

Sunday, March 17

There will be a giant indoor flea market at Nativity Church Hall at 101-41 91st Street and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find bargains in men and women’s clothing, games, books, jewelry, toys, household items and more.

From 3- 5 p.m., come view photos by Louise Weinberg, Philip Press and Arnold Kanarvogel in an exhibit entitled “The Passion Observers,” at the Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. The photo exhibit captures life around New York through coloration and texture techniques. Suggested admission is $5. For more information call 718 463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Starting at 3:00 p.m., come see the ballet performance “Giselle” at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, located at 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside. First performed in 1843 in Moscow, “Giselle” tells the story of a young maiden falling in love with a nobleman. Noted for its skill and technical perfection, the show is directed by Elena Radchenko of the Russian National Ballet Theatre. Ticket prices range from $39-$42. For more information, call 718-631-6311 or visit qcc.cuny.edu/qpac.

Ongoing thru March 17

Discover Tango’s African roots in the world premiere musical afroTANGO, with music arranged and directed by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena. Show runs until Mar. 17 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 4 p.m.at the Thalia Spanish Theatre, located at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside.

Ongoing thru March 25

Starting at 10 a.m.,  SculptureCenter, located at 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, will be presenting Berlin-based artist Nairy Baghramian’s first exhibition in the U.S., “Retainer.” Her works examine political and social systems of power and encompass questions of context, production and reception within contemporary art. For more information, call 718-361-1750 or visit sculpture-center.org.

Ongoing thru March 31

Come see the new exhibition, “Wonder Cabinet” at the Flux Factory, located at 39-31 29th Street in Long Island City. Bringing together sculptors, costumers, video artists, holographers, and more, this exhibit is a partnership of story writing and wunderkammer (wonder room). The pieces are a product of a set of round-table discussions and the narrative behind the exhibition will be published by the museum’s resident writer, Irene Lee. The content of the pieces, including scenery, character and plot will be up to the artists themselves. The artists will create a “cabinet of wonders” for all visitors to see. For more information call 718-707-3362 or email Georgia@fluxfactory.org

Ongoing thru April 15

Repetition in Design at the Queens Botanical Garden’s Visitor & Administration Building Gallery, located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing, features a series of oil paintings on canvas by QBG Supervising Museum Instructor Gennadyi Gurman. Some of these pieces are influenced by the way the 8-bit video games from the 1980s looked, also from cartoons; but all show a bright color contrast. Runs until April 15 during the QBG’s regular hours. Visit queensbotanical.org for more information.

Ongoing thru April 22

The New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona, will be looking at the science of Tony Hawk and other professional skateboarders, in an series entitled “Tony Hawk: Rad Science.” Exhibits will look at how skateboarders bend the laws of physics to perform their daredevil stunts. Visitors will also get the chance to visit exhibits which will simulate several tricks. The series was created by Exhibit IQ, in conjunction with Tony Hawk and UC Berkley Physics professor Joel Fajan. Admission to the exhibits is free with admission. For more details call 718-699-0005 or visit nysci.org.

What to do this weekend in Queens


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Friday March 8 – Sunday, March 10

The Third Annual Queens World Film Festival will take place in several venues in Queens. International short films from Italy, Belgium, Australia, Croatia and Queens itself will be shown throughout the six days. For a full list of films and locations visit queensworldfilmfestival.com.

Saturday March 9

Starting at 8 p.m., an open-mic night entitled SKY’S THE LIMIT at Sunnyside Reformed Church, located at 48-03 Skillman Avenue. Artists of all kind can display their works during the night. Cost of admission is $2. For more information call 718-426-5997.

From noon- 3 p.m. come tour the King Manor Museum, located at 150-03 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. These programs are designed for families with children to enjoy stories, crafts and other activities. Tours of the museum are free. For more information call 718-206-0545 or visit kingmanor.org.

Starting at 8 p.m., Randy Sandke will perform pieces by Louis Armstrong and Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke at the Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Sandke is a scholar of both musicians, both of whom once called Queens their home, as well as a trumpeter and composer. Tickets are $15. For more information call 718-463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Sunday, March 10

The Central Queens Y, located at 67-09 108th Street in Forest Hills, will hold the fifth annual Reel-Abilities Film Festival on March 10 and 11. The morning of March 10 will kick-off with Reel Encounters, a morning of award-winning international short documentaries about people with autism, Down syndrome, and Tourette syndrome. At 1 p.m. on March 11, a special Reelabilities event will be held. Singer Anita Hollander, who lost one leg to cancer, will perform at an event entitled Still Standing. Hollander has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. For more information call 718-268-5011 or visit cqy.org.

Starting at 2:15 p.m., David Gonzalez will tell his take on the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” at Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Gonzalez’s spin on the tale draws inspiration from Dr. Seuss and Bach Goldberg, including live music from pianist Daniel Kelly. Projected images will also be shown around the room to create a fantasy world. Tickets are $6-$12. For more information call 718-463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

From 1 – 4 p.m., the Queens Museum of Art, located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, will host the Second Sundays Family Art Workshop. Participants of all ages will engage in studio art, gallery tours and live music and dance performances, all inspired by the exhibits in the museum. For more information call 718-592-9700 or visit queensmuseum.org.

Starting at 3 p.m., come see an exclusive performance of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, located 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing. Alisa Wellerstein will perform on the cello and Inon Barnatan will perform on the piano. The Academy is one of the most recorded chamber orchestras in the world, formed in 1958. Tickets are $32-54. For more information, call 718-793-8080 or visit KupferbergCenter.org.

Ongoing thru March 10

Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-25 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, will display traditional New Year prints in celebration of the Lunar New Year. The pieces are on loan from the Taipei Cultural Center and shows off winning works from Taiwan’s New Year Prints contest. Created from a variety of mediums including silk screen, woodblocks and digital printing, the art work represents the aspects of everyday lives of ordinary people. Suggested admission is $5. For more information call 718-463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Ongoing thru March 13

Held where the iconic Bank of Manhattan once held business, the art group No Longer Empty will host its 14th exhibition of “How Much Do I Owe You? The artwork portrays the economic and social issues that can be seen in the work place and everyday life. Pieces will vary in different art mediums from films, participatory projects, sculptures and much more.

Ongoing thru March 17

Discover Tango’s African roots in the world premiere musical afroTANGO, with music arranged and directed by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena. Show runs until Mar. 17 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 4 p.m.at the Thalia Spanish Theatre, located at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside.

Ongoing thru March 25

Starting at 10 a.m.,  SculptureCenter, located at 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, will be presenting Berlin-based artist Nairy Baghramian’s first exhibition in the U.S., “Retainer.” Her works examine political and social systems of power and encompass questions of context, production and reception within contemporary art. For more information, call 718-361-1750 or visit sculpture-center.org.

Ongoing thru April 15

Repetition in Design at the Queens Botanical Garden’s Visitor & Administration Building Gallery, located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing, features a series of oil paintings on canvas by QBG Supervising Museum Instructor Gennadyi Gurman. Some of these pieces are influenced by the way the 8-bit video games from the 1980s looked, also from cartoons; but all show a bright color contrast. Runs until April 15 during the QBG’s regular hours. Visit queensbotanical.org for more information.

Ongoing thru April 22

The New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona, will be looking at the science of Tony Hawk and other professional skateboarders, in an series entitled “Tony Hawk: Rad Science.” Exhibits will look at how skateboarders bend the laws of physics to perform their daredevil stunts. Visitors will also get the chance to visit exhibits which will simulate several tricks. The series was created by Exhibit IQ, in conjunction with Tony Hawk and UC Berkley Physics professor Joel Fajan. Admission to the exhibits is free with admission. For more details call 718-699-0005 or visit nysci.org.

What to do this weekend in Queens


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Saturday, March 2

Starting at 1 p.m., the 38th Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off at Beach 129th and Newport in Rockaway Beach. Visit queenscountyparade.org for more information

At 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., comedian Jackie Martling will be holding a special performance at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club, located at 47-38 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Martling is a longtime friend of radio personality Howard Stern and a professional standup comedian. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 347.913.3845 or visit laughingdevil.com

Starting at 5 p.m., a German wine tasting event will be offered at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, located at 18-20 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood. Back by popular demand. Barbara and Bruce Goonan will host the event. Participants will receive a complimentary wine glass with Onderdonk logo inscribed. 21 and over only. Tickets are $40. Tickets are limited and won’t be sold at the door. For more information call 718-456-1776.

Sunday, March 3

The Sunnyside/Woodside St. Patrick’s Day celebration will take place starting at 12:30 p.m. The parade assembly will start on Skillman Avenue ending at Woodside Ave & 58th Street and will kick off at 2 p.m. The annual post-parade party will take place at Saints & Sinners on 60th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside. Those marching will include LGBT contingents, community groups, children’s bands, Irish organizations and religious and civic groups.

Starting at 11 a.m., take a tour of Flushing’s Chinatown. The tour will start near the New World Mall, located at 136-20 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. The event is being sponsored by One Flushing, a community development center that seeks to help individuals and small businesses. Fee for the tour is $15 and $10 for One Flushing participants. A traditional dim sum meal will be offered before the tour. For more information contact Jack Eichenbaum at 718-961-8406 or email jaconet@aol.com

Starting at 2:00 p.m., the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will continue its 49th season with a performance at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, located at 106-06 Queens Boulevard. The performance will feature pieces from such composers as Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Mozart and Delibes. Franklin Verbsky will be the musical director/composer. Tickets are $5. For more information call 718-374-1627 or visit fhso.org.

From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. families can view and create art at the Noguchi Museum, located at 32-37 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Educators will be present to give families a tour of the galleries and assist in art making afterward. Cost is $10 per family. For more information call 718-204-7088 or visit nouchi.org

Starting at 1 p.m., learn how to make Lunar New Year prints at Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. This traditional form of Chinese folk art is closely connected to the thoughts, emotions and everyday lives of ordinary people. In addition to learning how to create the art, participants will learn how to properly study and view the artwork. Maximum of 20 participants. Cost of admission is $8-$10.For more information call 718-463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Ongoing thru March 13

Held where the iconic Bank of Manhattan once held business, the art group No Longer Empty will host its 14th exhibition of “How Much Do I Owe You? The artwork portrays the economic and social issues that can be seen in the work place and everyday life. Pieces will vary in different art mediums from films, participatory projects, sculptures and much more.

Ongoing thru March 17

Discover Tango’s African roots in the world premiere musical afroTANGO, with music arranged and directed by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena. Show runs until Mar. 17 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 4 p.m.at the Thalia Spanish Theatre, located at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside.

Ongoing thru March 25

Starting at 10 a.m.,  SculptureCenter, located at 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, will be presenting Berlin-based artist Nairy Baghramian’s first exhibition in the U.S., “Retainer.” Her works examine political and social systems of power and encompass questions of context, production and reception within contemporary art. For more information, call 718-361-1750 or visit sculpture-center.org.

Ongoing thru April 15

Repetition in Design at the Queens Botanical Garden’s Visitor & Administration Building Gallery, located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing, features a series of oil paintings on canvas by QBG Supervising Museum Instructor Gennadyi Gurman. Some of these pieces are influenced by the way the 8-bit video games from the 1980s looked, also from cartoons; but all show a bright color contrast. Runs until April 15 during the QBG’s regular hours. Visit queensbotanical.org for more information.

Ongoing thru April 22

The New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona, will be looking at the science of Tony Hawk and other professional skateboarders, in an series entitled “Tony Hawk: Rad Science.” Exhibits will look at how skateboarders bend the laws of physics to perform their daredevil stunts. Visitors will also get the chance to visit exhibits which will simulate several tricks. The series was created by Exhibit IQ, in conjunction with Tony Hawk and UC Berkley Physics professor Joel Fajan. Admission to the exhibits is free with admission. For more details call 718-699-0005 or visit nysci.org.