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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, March 1

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Join the Kingsland Homestead as it hosts a tag sale; a collection of used items being sold, similar to a yard sale or garage sale, as a fundraiser for the Queens Historical Society (QHS). The sale starts at 2:30 p.m. and goes until 4:30 p.m.; you may just find the treasure you were looking for at this sale! QHS is located at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing.

Celebrating its 15th year, St. Pat’s for All is New York’s most diverse St. Patrick’s Day parade, embracing LGBT contingents, Irish organizations, labor unions, social justice organizations, religious and civic groups, and a variety of festive performers — all in celebration of Ireland and the Irish-American experience. While there are many St. Patrick’s parades held throughout March in the five boroughs, St. Pat’s for All is the only fully-inclusive parade, welcoming all groups who wish to share in the spirit of the day. The 2014 St. Pat’s for All Parade begins in Sunnyside at the corner of 47th Street and Skillman Avenue and ends in Woodside at Woodside Avenue and 58th Street. Participants are advised to show up at about 1 p.m.; the parade starts at 2 p.m.

Through Sunday, March 2

IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games and Museum of the Moving Image present a playable exhibition of more than two dozen games that represent the breadth and depth of the “indie” video game scene. The designers and developers of these games, individuals or small teams independent of large studios and publishers, take daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. The Museum of Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th St., Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through March 10

The Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya is a display of artifacts of the African Tribal Arts Kingdom at the QCC Art Gallery. The potent beauty of celebratory festivals, initiations and other traditional rituals will be conveyed through masterful objects made of wood, metal and terra cotta in the exhibit.  Amadou Njoya is a fourth generation Cameroonian born into a family of distinguished artisans and advisors for the royal family of the Kingdom of Bamum.  Visit the exhibition at the QCC Art Gallery at 222-05 56th Ave. in Oakland Gardens. Open Monday through Sunday. Click here or call 718-631-6396 for hours.

Through March 23 

The Jeffrey Leder Gallery presents an expansive exhibit that will occupy two floors of the gallery. International Painting NYC III features work from over 20 painters from 10 countries. The Jeffrey Leder Gallery is located at 21-37 45th Road, LIC.  For more information call 917-767-1734.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall is holding a Korean Folk Painting exhibit. Korean folk painting, also called Minhwa, expresses the life and thoughts of Koreans truthfully, with great wit. It is also used as a symbol of good fortune for the New Year. This exhibition will showcase 60 artworks from Baraem Art Research Institute in Korea and will give visitors a chance to experience the beauty of Korean folk paintings. There is a suggested admission of $5 for members and students. The opening reception is February 8 at 6 p.m.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) will kick off Lunar New Year 2014: The Year of the Horse, beginning January 31. FTH’s Lunar New Year line-up encourages audience members of all ages to come out and celebrate Chinese New Year annual traditions, which date back many centuries to when people would gather to honor their ancestors. For a complete list of all spring events, including family programs, Lunar New Year events, and many others, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700.  FTH is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Through April 6

Thaw, an exhibition at the Dorsky Gallery, features work of Janet Biggs, Micheal Brody, Blane De St. Croix, Vicki DaSilva, Elise Engler, Phyllis Ewen, Andrea Galvani, Elizabeth Jordan, Itty Neuhaus, Alexis Rockman and Scott Walden. The exhibition of the works of more than 30 artists from the WAVE tour depicts the diversity of the show. The show features ceramics, watercolor and oil paintings, glasswork, pencil and ink drawings, photography, wood carving, collage, fibre work, quilting, and jewelry. The Gallery is located at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC. For more info, call 718-937-6317.

Through April 11 

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Tuesday to Friday, at 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Follow the monarchs’ journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in a 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the butterflies. Admission is $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. NYSCI is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 4

In the interactive exhibit Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at the New York Hall of Science, visitors can create and explore a range of high and low tech tools that extend human abilities. The exhibit features a simulated downhill mono-ski course; a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels; a touch panel that translates music into vibrations; a hands-free computer mouse, controlled through slight movements of the head, that allows the guest to type messages, edit photos or watch videos; and a neuroprosthetic limb that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.   The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, February 22 

Flushing House presents the “Presidents’ Day Interactive Performance.”  This free historical celebration features performances by a professional Lincoln impersonator, who looks and dresses like Lincoln, gives speeches of the martyred president, and gives expert answers to audience questions.  The event starts at 4 p.m. on the Rooftop Atrium. Music, appetizers and refreshments will be provided. RSVP by calling 718-762-3198, ext. 3014, because seating is limited. Flushing House Independent Living for Seniors is located at 38-20 Bowne Street in Flushing.

Saturday, February 22 & Sunday, February 23 

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents Valerie Green/Dance Entropy in “Begin Again” on February 22 at 8 p.m. and February 23 at 2:30 p.m. Valerie Green’s work intertwines an extreme exploration of human behavior, while exhibiting raw physicality mixed with human vulnerability. The evening will feature two premiere works: “Hinge,” an abstract group dance for six dancers, accompanied by original music played lived on stage in collaboration with MuSE; and “Womb,” a muli-tmedia work in collaboration with artist Rodney Zagury. Plus “Skimming the Surface: Fragments of Collective Unconscious,” an intense theatrical work centered on a table and 24 knives. Admission is $15 in advance / $20 at the door / $10 students.  For tickets call the LPAC Box Office at 718-482-5151. For more information visit www.laguardiaperformingarts.org.  LPAC is located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue LIC.

Through February 23 

Check out the winners of the 2013 annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition at the New York Hall of Science. The annual competition recognizes excellence in photomicrography for images of things visible under a microscope, and this year included more than 100 winners from around the world. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through February 23

Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running, at the Museum of the Moving Image examines the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. The exhibit takes a look at how the game has evolved and its place in culture, and features five playable games, from the original to the latest release. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through February 23

The Secret Theatre is pleased to announce a three week limited engagement of Kari Bentley-Quinn’s production of “The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens,” directed by New Voices Co-Director Christopher Diercksen. Main character Sybil Stevens is a Chicago-based flight attendant who finds her life completely changed when she is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash, and has to deal with the unexpected aftereffects of both the crash and her newfound fame. The Secret Theater is located at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC. Shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18.

Through March 2

IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games and Museum of the Moving Image present a playable exhibition of more than two dozen games that represent the breadth and depth of the “indie” video game scene. The designers and developers of these games, individuals or small teams independent of large studios and publishers, take daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. The Museum of Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th St., Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through March 10

The Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya is a display of artifacts of the African Tribal Arts Kingdom at the QCC Art Gallery. The potent beauty of celebratory festivals, initiations and other traditional rituals will be conveyed through masterful objects made of wood, metal and terra cotta in the exhibit.  Amadou Njoya is a fourth generation Cameroonian born into a family of distinguished artisans and advisors for the royal family of the Kingdom of Bamum.  Visit the exhibition at the QCC Art Gallery at 222-05 56th Ave. in Oakland Gardens. Open Monday through Sunday. Click here or call 718-631-6396 for hours.

Through March 23 

The Jeffrey Leder Gallery presents an expansive exhibit that will occupy two floors of the gallery. International Painting NYC III features work from over 20 painters from 10 countries. The Jeffrey Leder Gallery is located at 21-37 45th Road, LIC.  For more information call 917-767-1734.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall is holding a Korean Folk Painting exhibit. Korean folk painting, also called Minhwa, expresses the life and thoughts of Koreans truthfully, with great wit. It is also used as a symbol of good fortune for the New Year. This exhibition will showcase 60 artworks from Baraem Art Research Institute in Korea and will give visitors a chance to experience the beauty of Korean folk paintings. There is a suggested admission of $5 for members and students. The opening reception is February 8 at 6 p.m.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) will kick off Lunar New Year 2014: The Year of the Horse, beginning January 31. FTH’s Lunar New Year line-up encourages audience members of all ages to come out and celebrate Chinese New Year annual traditions, which date back many centuries to when people would gather to honor their ancestors. For a complete list of all spring events, including family programs, Lunar New Year events, and many others, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700.  FTH is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Through April 6

Thaw, an exhibition at the Dorsky Gallery, features work of Janet Biggs, Micheal Brody, Blane De St. Croix, Vicki DaSilva, Elise Engler, Phyllis Ewen, Andrea Galvani, Elizabeth Jordan, Itty Neuhaus, Alexis Rockman and Scott Walden. The exhibition of the works of more than 30 artists from the WAVE tour depicts the diversity of the show. The show features ceramics, watercolor and oil paintings, glasswork, pencil and ink drawings, photography, wood carving, collage, fibre work, quilting, and jewelry. The Gallery is located at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC. For more info, call 718-937-6317.

Through April 11 

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Tuesday to Friday, at 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Follow the monarchs’ journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in a 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the butterflies. Admission is $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. NYSCI is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 4

In the interactive exhibit Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at the New York Hall of Science, visitors can create and explore a range of high and low tech tools that extend human abilities. The exhibit features a simulated downhill mono-ski course; a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels; a touch panel that translates music into vibrations; a hands-free computer mouse, controlled through slight movements of the head, that allows the guest to type messages, edit photos or watch videos; and a neuroprosthetic limb that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.   The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Sunday, February 2

Flushing Town Hall is holding its Korean Mask Making Workshop at 1 p.m.  Traditional Korean masks are a vital part of Korean dance dramas. Following an introduction to Korean traditional crafts, participants will color and decorate the Bong San T’al Ch’um mask and create their own colorful character.  Admission is $10 for members and $8 for students (materials included).

Through February 23 

Check out the winners of the 2013 annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition at the New York Hall of Science. The annual competition recognizes excellence in photomicrography for images of things visible under a microscope, and this year included more than 100 winners from around the world. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through February 23

Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running, at the Museum of the Moving Image examines the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. The exhibit takes a look at how the game has evolved and its place in culture, and features five playable games, from the original to the latest release. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through March 10

The Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya is a display of artifacts of the African Tribal Arts Kingdom at the QCC Art Gallery. The potent beauty of celebratory festivals, initiations and other traditional rituals will be conveyed through masterful objects made of wood, metal and terra cotta in the exhibit.  Amadou Njoya is a fourth generation Cameroonian born into a family of distinguished artisans and advisors for the royal family of the Kingdom of Bamum.  Visit the exhibition at the QCC Art Gallery at 222-05 56th Ave. in Oakland Gardens. Open Monday through Sunday. Click here or call 718-631-6396 for hours.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) will kick off Lunar New Year 2014: The Year of the Horse, beginning January 31. FTH’s Lunar New Year line-up encourages audience members of all ages to come out and celebrate Chinese New Year annual traditions, which date back many centuries to when people would gather to honor their ancestors. For a complete list of all spring events, including family programs, Lunar New Year events, and many others, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700.  FTH is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Through April 11 

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Tuesday to Friday, at 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Follow the monarchs’ journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in a 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the butterflies. Admission is $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. NYSCI is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 4

In the interactive exhibit Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at the New York Hall of Science, visitors can create and explore a range of high and low tech tools that extend human abilities. The exhibit features a simulated downhill mono-ski course; a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels; a touch panel that translates music into vibrations; a hands-free computer mouse, controlled through slight movements of the head, that allows the guest to type messages, edit photos or watch videos; and a neuroprosthetic limb that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, January 25

Join the Queens Museum for a Winter Spooktacular Ball for families on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. Wear your saved Halloween costume or your best black carpet look for puppet-themed chills and thrills inspired by our inaugural exhibition Peter Schumann: The Shatterer. There will be a wiggle dance marathon featuring swinging from the chandelier singers, puppet show in the VIP lounge,  shredded ball gown and tattered tuxedo bowling, shadow puppet making,  shivering storytelling, Jeckyll and Hyde and seek scavenger hunt, dripping candle piano bar for adults and frozen candy corn for kids, raffle prizes and much more.

The Queensborough Performing Arts Center is holding “Blue Suede Birthday, The Elvis Bash.” Master performers Scot Bruce & Mike Albert deliver an Elvis experience that is so realistic it will send you back to the 1950s. Scot opens the show, performing his interpretations of the early hits. It is 60 minutes of all Elvis, the hair, the clothes and of course the voice! Rock around the clock, on January 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40 and are available now. The Queensborough Performing Arts Center is located at 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside. For more information call 718-631-6311.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through January 26

“Space Choreographed: Noguchi and Ruth Page” is an exhibit of the Noguchi drawings of avant-garde American dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. This series includes ink wash paintings that abstract the human form. The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road in LIC. For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through February 23 

Check out the winners of the 2013 annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition at the New York Hall of Science. The annual competition recognizes excellence in photomicrography for images of things visible under a microscope, and this year included more than 100 winners from around the world. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through February 23

Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running, at the Museum of the Moving Image examines the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. The exhibit takes a look at how the game has evolved and its place in culture, and features five playable games, from the original to the latest release. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Through April 11 

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Tuesday to Friday, at 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Follow the monarchs’ journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in a 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the butterflies. Admission is $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. NYSCI is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 4

In the interactive exhibit Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at the New York Hall of Science, visitors can create and explore a range of high and low tech tools that extend human abilities. The exhibit features a simulated downhill mono-ski course; a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels; a touch panel that translates music into vibrations; a hands-free computer mouse, controlled through slight movements of the head, that allows the guest to type messages, edit photos or watch videos; and a neuroprosthetic limb that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do in Queens when it’s cold outside


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Photo credit (From top left, clockwise): Photo courtesy of MoMA PS1/Elk Studios, 2012; Photo courtesy of the World Ice Arena; Photo by Dominick Totino; Photo courtesy of the New York Hall of Science

When the temperatures dip, our desire to stay at home can rise. But even during wintry weather there are plenty of indoor places to explore around the borough.

MAKE YOUR WAY TO A MUSEUM

Queens is full of museums for art lovers as well as science, history and jazz enthusiasts.

King Manor Museum
King Park, on Jamaica Avenue
between 150th and 153rd streets, Jamaica
718-206-0545
www.kingmanor.org
Hours: Guided tours of King Manor Museum are offered February – December (closed during January); Thursdays & Fridays, 12 – 2 pm, every 1/2 hour (last tour 1:30); Saturdays & Sundays, 1 – 5 pm, every 1/2 hour (last tour 4:30).
Suggested Admission: Adults $5; Seniors and Students $3; Children 16 and under Free; King Manor Members Free; Free tours are offered on “Hands-on History” weekends each month.
(File photo) 

Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th Street, Corona
718-478-8274
www.louisarmstronghouse.org
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $10; Seniors (65 and older), students, and children: $7; Group rate: $6; Children under 4: Free; Members: Free.
(Photo courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum)

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
718-784-2084
www.momaps1.org
Hours: 12–6 p.m., Thursday through Monday, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Admission: Adults $10; Students + Seniors $5; Children under 16 Free; Suggested donation admission applies Monday all day, and Saturday and Sunday Noon—1:00 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of MoMA PS1/Elk Studios, 2012) 

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria
718-777-6888
www.movingimage.us
Hours: Wednesdays–Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Fridays: 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (free admission: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.); Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Admission: $12 adults (18+); $9 senior citizens (65+); $9 students with valid ID; $6 children (3-12); Free for Museum members and children under 3.
(Photo Courtesy of the Museum of the Moving Image) 

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows=Corona Park
718-699-0005
www.nysci.org
Hours: September 1 – March 31: Monday Closed (Except Open Monday February 17, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.); Tuesday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
General Admission: Adults (ages 18 & older): $11; Children (ages 2 – 17): $8 Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult; Students (with college ID): $8; Senior Citizens (age 62 & older): $8; Members: Free.
(Photo courtesy of the New York Hall of Science) 

Queens Museum
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
718-592-9700
www.queensmuseum.org
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
Suggested Admission: $8 for adults and children over 12; $4 for students and seniors; Children under 12 attend for free.
(THE COURIER/File photo) 

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City
718-204-7088
www.noguchi.org
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Monday & Tuesday: Closed.
Admission: General admission: $10; Senior Citizens: $5 ; Students with a valid ID: $5; NYC public high school students with a valid ID: Free; Children under 12: Free; Members: Free; On the first Friday of every month year-round, Museum admission is pay-what-you-wish.
(Photo courtesy of the Noguchi Museum) 

CHECK OUT A CONCERT OR SHOW 

From a classical concert to a dramatic play, the local arts are alive at the borough’s concert halls and theatres. Here are some places to catch a local performance.

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing
718-463-7700
www.flushingtownhall.org
(File photo)

Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
Box Office: 718-793-8080
www.kupferbergcenter.org

Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Box Office: Library, 1st Floor
222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
718-631-6311
M-F, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
www.qcc.cuny.edu/qpac
(Photo courtesy of Queensborough Performing Arts Center)

 

Queens Theatre
14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Box Office: 718-760-0064
www.queenstheatre.org
(Photo by Dominick Totino)

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City
718-392-0722
www.secrettheatre.com
(File photo) 

 

 

HIT AN ICE SKATING RINK 

Though you will still need a scarf and gloves, the temperatures will be warmer and there definitely will not be any snow at the borough’s indoor skating rinks.

City Ice Pavilion
47-32 32nd Place, Long Island City
718-706-6667
www.cityicepavilion.com
Visit www.calendar.cityicepavilion.com for the public ice skating schedule.
Pricing: $5 Monday through Friday; $8 Saturday & Sunday; $8 Holidays including all school vacation weeks; $5 Skate rental per person. (Must wear socks); $2 Helmets rental per person; Coin operated lockers available for $.75.

World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Avery Avenue and 131st Street, Flushing
718-760-9001
www.worldice.com
Hours: Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon until 4:45 on Sundays.
Admission: $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5.
(Photo courtesy of the World Ice Arena)

 

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the New York Hall of Science

Through January 19

For the duration of the Queens Museum’s expansion, Queens-based photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao has been in residence capturing the metamorphosis of the New York City Building. The resulting body of work, “New York City Building Time Lapse, 2009-2013: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao,” presents a series of 37 of Liao’s color photographs, including nine large-format 30 x 72 inch pigment ink prints, and a contact sheet of the same size consisting of 28 other images. Depicted in “Time Lapse” are worn walls in various states of demolition and construction and stairwells lined in original terra cotta tiles, reminiscent of the building’s Beaux-Arts architecture, in contrast with bird’s eye views of barrel-vaulted ceilings, revealing the modernist elements of the Grimshaw redesign. The Queens Museum is located in the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Call 718-592-9700 for more information.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through January 26

“Space Choreographed: Noguchi and Ruth Page” is an exhibit of the Noguchi drawings of avant-garde American dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. This series includes ink wash paintings that abstract the human form. The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road in LIC. For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through February 23 

Check out the winners of the 2013 annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition at the New York Hall of Science. The annual competition recognizes excellence in photomicrography for images of things visible under a microscope, and this year included more than 100 winners from around the world. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through February 23

Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running, at the Museum of the Moving Image examines the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. The exhibit takes a look at how the game has evolved and its place in culture, and features five playable games, from the original to the latest release. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Through April 11 

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) Tuesday to Friday from 11a.m. to noon and at 2 p.m. Follow the monarchs’ journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in a 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the butterflies. Admission is $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. NYSCI is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 4

In the interactive exhibit Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at the New York Hall of Science, visitors can create and explore a range of high and low tech tools that extend human abilities. The exhibit features a simulated downhill mono-ski course; a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels; a touch panel that translates music into vibrations; a hands-free computer mouse, controlled through slight movements of the head, that allows the guest to type messages, edit photos or watch videos; and a neuroprosthetic limb that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

 

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Sunday, January 12

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is holding an electronic waste recycling event in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  It’s the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all your unwanted or broken gadgets.  Help them meet their goal of 100 tons this January.  The event is being held at the Queens Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. QBG is located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. For more information go to info@lesecologycenter.org

QBG is also holding an educational building event where children will make crafts out of recycled and repurposed items. Admission is free, while supplies last and all ages are welcome.  The event starts 1 p.m. at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing.  For more information call 718-886-3800.

Through January 19

For the duration of the Queens Museum’s expansion, Queens-based photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao has been in residence capturing the metamorphosis of the New York City Building. The resulting body of work, “New York City Building Time Lapse, 2009-2013: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao,” presents a series of 37 of Liao’s color photographs, including nine large-format 30 x 72 inch pigment ink prints, and a contact sheet of the same size consisting of 28 other images. Depicted in “Time Lapse” are worn walls in various states of demolition and construction and stairwells lined in original terra cotta tiles, reminiscent of the building’s Beaux-Arts architecture, in contrast with bird’s eye views of barrel-vaulted ceilings, revealing the modernist elements of the Grimshaw redesign. The Queens Museum is located in the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Call 718-592-9700 for more information.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through January 26

“Space Choreographed: Noguchi and Ruth Page” is an exhibit of the Noguchi drawings of avant-garde American dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. This series includes ink wash paintings that abstract the human form. The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road in LIC. For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Saturday, December 14

Queensborough Performing Arts Center presents “Karaoke at the Movies: Aladdin.” The program is a family-oriented, interactive film series that encourages total audience participation. The crowd can sing and dance along with their favorite characters on screen! Movies are captioned. A trivia contest will be held before the movie. The most enthusiastic participant will win a $100 cash prize. Tickets for all showings are $5 and can be purchased online at www.visitqpac.org or by calling the box office at 718-631-6311. Queensborough Performing Arts Center is located at 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside.

At noon, experience “Hands-on History: Snowflakes Are Falling” and celebrate the
winter with Rufus King. Learn about old-fashioned, cold-weather fun, read stories, and make seasonal decorations. Event is free. King Manor Museum is located at150-03 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica.

Devil Science Theater 3K presents a classic Christmas double feature! “Scrooge” (1951) and “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” (1964) will be shown at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 47-38 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Tickets are $7. For more information call 347-913-3845.

Laughing Devil Comedy Club Special Event at the Astoria Center of Israel, located at 27-35 Crescent Street in Astoria. Tickets are $20.

 Sunday, December 15

Join the Astoria Symphonic Orchestra & Choir in ushering in the holiday season! The evening features Camille Saint-Saëns’ masterpiece “Oratorio de Noël” and Francis Poulenc’s powerful “Gloria.” Adam Eggleston will be the conductor for the evening. The concert begins at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, located at 43-19 30th Avenue in Astoria. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 in advance for students/seniors and $ 25/$20 at the door. For more information call 917-300-8695.

At 3 p.m. enjoy “Holidays Around the World.” Take a musical tour with the Queens Symphony Orchestra through diverse cultural traditions, all bound by the common theme of joy, unity and winter at the LeFrak Concert Hall, at 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing.

Saturdays and Sundays through December 22

The holiday season is upon us and  LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market has all of your gift-giving needs under one roof. The new holiday market will begin on Saturday, December 7 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., located inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue.

Through Dec.22

Oliver! The Musical”: A refreshed version of this theater classic, presented in a contemporary Steampunk style with echoes of the darker Charles Dickens original and all the twists at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Saturday, December 7

Bay Terrace Jewish Center presents, “Cabaret Night.” Cabaret Night features Theatre by the Bay’s leading lady, Jean Ann Kump, and singing impressionist Barry Feterman. It will be an evening of music, comedy and dancing in an intimate, seated cabaret setting. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bottle of wine. Tickets are $22 per person in advance and $25 at the door. For those who reserve a table of eight to 10, tickets cost $20 per person. This event begins at 8 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center at 13-00 209th Street in Bayside. For reservations and more information, call 718-428-6363.

The Queens Museum of Art presents “Poets in the Galleries: Charles Bernstein and Susan Bee Explore Queens International 2013.” The Poets in the Galleries series is a program geared towards exploration and discussion. Join the poets for interactive readings and take the opportunity to learn from the poets’ presentation. The Queens Museum is located in the NYC Building in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. For more information, call 718-592-9700.

Temple Beth Sholom, located at 171-39 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, is having its highly anticipated annual bazaar. There will be antiques, more than 40,000 used books, records, paintings and new merchandise of all kinds, including holiday shop, toys, housewares, clothing, yarn, jewelry and cosmetics. Food court and snack bar available. Saturday December 7, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, December 8, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and “sell-out day,” Monday, December 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Queens International 2013: Queens World Film Festival joins the Queens Museum’s program with films from Taiwan, Italy, Wales and Iran, along with some from local filmmakers. $4-$8. At the Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. For more information, call 718-592-9700.

Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8

Make a beautiful wreath at the Queens County Farm Museum’s wreath making workshop. All materials will be provided; participants need only bring a garden shear. The workshops will be held at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Advance payment is required. To register and to pay the $20 fee call 718-347-3276 ext 301. The Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks.

Sunday, December 8

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts presents “Holiday Pops” with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. The Holiday Pops concert captures the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charm of New England. Don’t miss new arrangements of seasonal favorites. Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance. Kick off the holiday season with song and cheer! Tickets are $50-$120. Order online or call the box office, 718-793-8080 for tickets. The Colden Auditorium is located at Reeves Avenue and the Horace Harding Service Road in Flushing.

The Waltz Astoria presents a bright, up-and-coming singer from Northern California, “Nicole!” She will cover the popular music of today and the classic tunes from yester-year. The performance will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is an $8 cover charge and a one drink minimum. The Waltz Astoria is located at 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria. For more information, call 718-956-8742.

The Queens Botanical Garden invites you to an afternoon of family fun, crafts, live music and holiday magic from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.! Santa Claus will be dropping by.The photograph fee starts at $10. Individuals must be on line by 4 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. take a tour of the winter garden. To put a splendid close to the holiday festivities, the tree lighting ceremony and sing-along will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Garden admission is free. The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. For more information, call 718-886-3800.

Holiday Pops with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra: America’s beloved orchestra will perform its signature” Sleigh Ride,” holiday classics and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. At 7:30 pm. At the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing.

Saturdays and Sundays through December 22

The holiday season is upon us and  LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market has all of your gift-giving needs under one roof. The new holiday market will begin on Saturday, December 7 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., located inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue.

Through Dec.22

Oliver! The Musical”: A refreshed version of this theater classic, presented in a contemporary Steampunk style with echoes of the darker Charles Dickens original and all the twists at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Flushing Town Hall

Saturday, November 30

NYC Urban Park Rangers is organizing a vigorous hike through Alley Pond Park’s forested trails. Comfortable shoes or boots, a bottle of water and a light snack is recommended for all participants to bring. Meet up will take place at 11 a.m. at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Center, between the Grand Central Parkway and Winchester Boulevard. This event is free. For more information, call 718-846-2713.

Sunday, December 1

Join Brooklyn All-Star Center Brook Lopez for a morning of basketball instruction and fun at the “2013 Citi Brook Lopez Basketball Pro Camp.” This event begins at 9 a.m. at Queens College’s Fitzgerald Gymnasium, located at 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing. For more information, call 718-997-4710.

Urban Park Rangers is hosting “Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes” at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk. This photography program is for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR cameras are preferred, though all cameras are welcome. Participants are asked to meet up at Beach 67 Street and the Boardwalk at 11 a.m. This event is free. For more information, call 718-846-2731.

Come and light the menorah at Flushing Town Hall. Celebrate Hanukkah with award-wining storyteller Robin Bady, as she shares her favorite stories and songs. Bady will be accompanied by violinist Deni Bonet. It will be a day of miracles, menorahs, dreidels and dancing! There are two opportunities to join the festivities at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for members and children. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, at the corner of Linden Place, in Flushing. For more information, call 718-463-7700.

The New York Hall of Science presents, “Make it! Block Printing.” Make small, block printed pillows, holiday cards and envelopes. Participants are also welcome to bring their own t-shirts and fabric to print on. This event is recommended for age 5 and up. Tickets are $ 5 per parent/child pair ($3 for members), plus admissions to the museum. Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area. This drop-in workshop takes place at 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email rbingham@nysci.org. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Saturday, November 23

The Shops at Atlas Park, located at 80-00 Cooper Avenue in Glendale, will have its annual tree lighting ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will include a live DJ, stilt walkers, carolers, giveaways and Santa Claus arrives around 5:50 pm. Free. For more information visit www.shopatlaspark.com/events.

Sunday, November 24

KH & H Liquors presents, “Free wine and Spirit tasting- Santa Marina, Romanoff and Crop Organic vodka.” The wine and spirit tasting will be held from noon until 3 p.m. at KH & H Liquors, located at 32-50 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City. This event is free, so bring friends! For more information call 718-267-2992.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, November 2 – Sunday, November 3

Bring the family to “Wildlife Weekends” at the Queens County Farm. This pay-one-price event features birds of prey and bug exhibits, animal shows and feeding as well as hayrides. Admission is $ 9 for the general public and FREE for farm members. The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The Queens County Farm is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway. For more information call 718-347-3276.

Through November 10 

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) was the flawless Hollywood director whose distinct personal style can be seen in classics such as “Scarface,” “To Have and Have Not,” “His Girl Friday,” “Twentieth Century” and “Rio Bravo.” The film series presents a 39-film retrospective of the great American director who made films in almost every conceivable genre, while maintaining a style that was direct, energetic, and lucid. Series highlights include new, rarely seen, and/or restored archival 35mm prints of “Ball of Fire”(1942); “I Was a Male War Bride” (1949); “Scarface “(1932); “The Dawn Patrol “(1930); “Only Angels Have Wings”(1939); as well as the silent feature “Fig Leaves” (1927) and much more. All films shown are directed by Howard Hawks, unless otherwise noted and all titles will be shown on film. At the Museum of the Moving Image

Through  November 30

The Eclipses Group Theater, in collaboration with The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater NY, presents “Raus! Get Outta Here!” a play by M. Reppas and T. Papathanasiou. The play satirizes the current social milieu and financial problems currently affecting Greece.  Six different characters from all walks of contemporary Greek society all conspire in getting a grant from the European Union by establishing a fake cultural organization. Trouble and some big laughs ensue when a German commissioner suddenly shows up to check on their organization’s legitimacy. The play is directed by Ioanna Katsarou, the director of last year’s sold-out success “The In-Laws for Tirana.” Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets for adults are $20 and $ 15 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call 347-357-3195; all major credit cards accepted. The play’s venue is Stathakeion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th Street Astoria. NOTE: The play will be performed in Greek with English subtitles.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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James Darren

Saturday, October 19

On Saturday, October 19 at 8 p.m., former teen idol and television sensation James Darren teams up with funnyman Sal Richards for an evening of music and laughter at Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC). “QPAC is the only place you can see James Darren share the stage with Sal Richards.  Every time you come to QPAC, you’re seeing something you can’t see any place else,” said Susan Agin, Executive Director. For more information, contact the QPAC Box Office at 718-631-6311. Tickets are available online at Visit Box Office and don’t forget to visit them on Facebook!

The Secret Children’s Theater presents “Princess Particular,” a children’s musical by Richard Mazda. The performance begins promptly at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 children/$15 adults/ $40 four person family pack. 44-02 23rd Street (between 44th Road and 44th Avenue) Long Island City

Through Sunday, October 20

Explore the life and legacy of a scientific icon in the new exhibition “Tesla’s Wonderful World of Electricity” at the New York Hall of Science. Scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla held nearly 300 patents in 26 countries. His contributions range from the alternating current (AC) motor to X-rays, remote controls and fluorescent lighting. Tesla’s Wonderful World of Electricity presents working models of his inventions, models of his laboratories and plants, photographic reproductions, and a narrative about Tesla’s life and work. Free with NYSCI admission. Tesla’s Wonderful World of Electricity is presented in collaboration with the Nikola Tesla Museum of Belgrade, Serbia. The Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111 Street, Corona. For more info, call 718-699-0005

Saturdays and Sundays through October 27

Long Island City is home to the newest flea and food market in New York, LIC Flea & Food, every weekend, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., through October 27. Enjoy some great eats, find a hidden treasure in the market, discover new artists and great local vendors all while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Located at 5-25 46th Avenue, LIC Flea is just blocks  from the 7, E, M and G trains as well as the East River Ferry and parking across the street. Bring your friends and family to kick off the start of a perfect weekend. For more information, visit, www.licflea.com.

Through October 27

Celebrate fall and get lost in the three-acre Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum. The adventure will begin with the “stalk talk,” a group interactive that prepares you for the challenges of finding your way through the maze, recognizing clues and solving puzzles. Maze will be open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but if you are feeling up to the challenge, be sure to be a part of Maze by the Moonlight on Saturdays, October 5 and 12 when the maze will be open until 9 p.m. admission is $9. For more information, call 718-347-3276.

Through November 10 

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) was the flawless Hollywood director whose distinct personal style can be seen in classics such as “Scarface,” “To Have and Have Not,” “His Girl Friday,” “Twentieth Century” and “Rio Bravo.” The film series presents a 39-film retrospective of the great American director who made films in almost every conceivable genre, while maintaining a style that was direct, energetic, and lucid. Series highlights include new, rarely seen, and/or restored archival 35mm prints of “Ball of Fire”(1942); “I Was a Male War Bride” (1949); “Scarface “(1932); “The Dawn Patrol “(1930); “Only Angels Have Wings”(1939); as well as the silent feature “Fig Leaves” (1927) and much more. All films shown are directed by Howard Hawks, unless otherwise noted and all titles will be shown on film. At the Museum of the Moving Image

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Photo courtesy of Norte Maar

Saturday, August 17

Socrates Sculpture Park partners with Norte Maar to deliver a truly extraordinary hybrid of artistic passion in “Dance at Socrates.” The show combines New York-based choreography and large-scale sculpture characteristic of Socrates Park to create a collaboration of artistic movement and contemporary architecture. Esida Weeks of Delirious Dances will perform on sight, in full view of the public who will have the chance to observe the working process of choreography. A separate stage has been assembled for the series. Dancing begins at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 718-956-1819.

The New York Hall of Science invites all to “Designing for Flight,” a day of experimentation and demonstration that explores the science of flight. Those who partake can bring their own kites, use the Brooklyn Aerodome glider, or create their own origami flying machines. This event is free with NYSCI admission. For more information, visit www.nysci.org.

Forest Park’s scavenger hunt aims to connect children with nature to encourage exploration, social development, and imagination. Guiding the event are urban park rangers who provide exemplary leadership and support. The scavenger hunt starts at 1 p.m. and is a free event. For more information, call 718-846-2731.

The Queens Botanical Garden presents Festival de las Flores, a celebration of Colombian culture. Located in the arboretum of the garden, the festival will feature Colombian artisans who will be creating floral displays. Cost is free with QBG admission. For more information, call 718-886-3800.

Sunday, August 18

The Queens Botanical Garden will feature an Invasive Pigments Art Exhibit Workshop, a program aimed at identifying and classifying plants. Participants are recommended to bring plants from their neighborhoods, which will be examined to determine if the plants are native to the area and beneficial or invasive to the urban ecosystem.  Free with garden admission. Workshop begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org.

Flushing Town Hall invites artists and spectators alike to Salon Sunday, a collaborative experience that allows artists to share their work. Artists are encouraged to bring in slides, samples of their work, and will be allotted a tie to speak and share their creative processes. Presentations start at 2 p.m. For more information, call 718-463-7700.

Through Saturday, August 24

The Museum of Moving Image features a series that examines acclaimed director Wong Kar-wai. Kar-wai rose to prominence with his science fiction epic “2046,” which stars Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi and explores the themes of time and love. His new movie “The Grandmaster” reunites Leung and Ziyi while revolutionizing the martial arts genre. The series will feature Kar-wai’s most celebrated works, which includes “ “My Blueberry Nights” on August 18, “In The Mood For Love” on August 23 and “2046” on August 24.  An online symposium on “Reverse Shot” will supplement the series. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

Through Saturday, August 31

The Queens Botanical Garden hosts the EcoHouse exhibit, part of the Community Environmental EcoHouse. The EcoHouse offers a progressive, advanced, hands-on opportunity for people of all ages to see behind walls and underneath the floors of a modern home and the structures necessary to maintain homes. The EcoHouse teaches how to salvage energy by saving money and preserving natural ecosystems. Exhibit is free with admission to the garden. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org.

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be home to the Hair Cut A-Thon. Haircuts are $35 and include “wash ‘n’ styles” and will take place at 36-17 30th Avenue at Redken Saloon Salon. All funds will go to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For reservations and more information, call 718-956-3366.

Every Saturday in August

P.S 1, located in Long Island City, is the home of the Warm Up Party, a celebration of architecture that combines music and art. Every year a new architect installs a new design for courtyard grandeur. The Warm Up Party is free for all MoMA members and people with proof of residency in Long Island City. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For more information, call 718-784-2084.

Saturdays and Sundays this summer 

From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., every weekend this summer, Long Island City is home to the newest flea and food market in New York, LIC Flea & Food. Enjoy some great eats, find a hidden treasure in the market, discover new artists and great local vendors all while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Just blocks from the 7, E, M and G trains as well as the East River Ferry and parking across the street. Bring your friends and family to kick off the start of a perfect weekend. For more information, visit, www.licflea.com.

Saturdays and Sundays through August and September

Socrates Sculpture Park presents Parting, an innovative installation in Long Island City, which combines green initiatives, artistry, and architecture. The design incorporates elevated thresholds and slopes, nets, chain links, and hybrid framing structures to create a state-of-the-art design. Appropriately located in one of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods, which is also home to an expanding art scene, Parting encompasses elements of modernism and curiosity.  Parting is located on 43-29 Crescent Street, in a converted asphalt parking lot adjacent to M. Wells Steakhouse. The lot will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through to 2014. Parting is the first art design project located in the lot and the first project of Socrates Sculpture Park outside of its park in northern Long Island City. The development is supported by Rockrose Development Corporation and engineered by native New York architects Jerome W. Haferd and K. Brandt Knapp. For further information, visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

The New York Hall of Science’s 3D theater is showing “The Last Reef,” an underwater journey that explores the unrivaled biodiversity of coral reefs. “The Last Reef” draws parallels between coral reefs, underwater centers vital to marine life, and cities, which bustle with human exchange. While this 3-dimensional feature is an entertaining experience, it also communicates the disturbing reality that coral reefs, which have been perhaps the most enduring and essential life forms in Earth’s history, are being threatened with extinction as a result of human pollution. Screening times are Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 6 and older. For more information, visit www.nysci.org.

Through August and September

The Museum of Moving Image will screen “Single Stream” by Powel Wojtasik, Toby Lee, and Ernst Karel. Focused on the themes of excess, waste, and the consequences of a high-consuming culture, “Single Stream” offers a reflection of American society by exploring a recovery facility in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which sorts out refuse that is processed daily for recycling. The audience discovers the systems upon which the plant is run and captures the intricate processes contrived to treat the immense amount of waste Americans produce on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

Through September 1

The New York Hall of Science presents “Space Junk: 3D,” which examines the science behind collisions that occur around Earth’s orbit. This theater presentation takes the audience over 20,000 miles from Earth’s surface in examining the danger of excess debris in space and the possible methods to preserve Earth’s orbits. “Space Junk” employs visually enthralling effects with pragmatic themes to creative an educational and entertaining experience. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, plus NYSCI admission. Showings are daily. For more information, visit www.nysci.org.

The New York Hall of Science explores the physics of airplane engineering in the 3D Theater Presentation: “Legends of Flight.” Included is the first public flight of the revolutionary Airbus A380 and 787. In addition to NYSCI admission, cost is $6 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens.  Daily screening time is 1:30 p.m. For further information, visit www.nysci.org.

The Noguchi Museum hosts “Highlights of the Collection: Reworked,” an exhibition that explores artist Isamu Noguchi returning to a piece of work to develop it further. The first example is his work that was inspired by his mentor Constantin Brancusi. The second area of work on display is Noguchi’s interlocking stone structures of the 1940s, which includes some wood structures. The third example on display is Noguchi’s work from the 1960s and 1980s that utilized chisel to carve raw marble. The last area of focus is Noguchi’s set designs made for Martha Graham, most notably sculptures that were intended for practical use. For more information, call 718-204-7088.

The Museum of Moving Image presents “Fun City: New York in the Movies 1967-1975,” an exhibit organized by curator J. Hoberman. Fun City explores how New York City became the setting for motion picture films in the late 1960s.  In conjunction with Mayor John V. Linday’s executive order that allowed filming on the city’s streets, Hollywood producers captured the feel of urban life in the form of tough cop films, dark urban stories, and dismal comedies. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

Through September 15

The Museum of Moving Image features “Cut Up,” an exhibition that explores the art of re-editing media in order to construct new work. “Cut Up” focuses on self-taught editors who provide supplementary content to media using contemporary tools and methods of distribution. The exhibition examines films, music videos, television series, and news broadcasts to explore the themes, techniques, and genres that have come about over the last decade. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

Through September 21

The New York Hall of Science explores how videogame design, music production, roller coaster architecture, and other creative professions use math and science to help them create their designs in “Design Zone.” The exhibit is constituted of numerous minor hands-on projects including “Drum Machine,” “Music Mix,” “Turn Tables,” “Sound Graph,” “Whack-a-Phone,” “Slide-a-Phone,” “Digital Strings,” “Laster Light DJ” and “Light Show DJ.” Among the applied concepts that are explored in “Design Zone” are length, pitch, ratios, rhythm, scale, pattern, and slope. Cost is free with NYSCI admission. For more information, call 718-699-0005.

Through Sunday, October 27

The Museum of Moving Image presents “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in ‘Breaking Bad”, as part of its main exhibition “Behind the Screen”. “Breaking Bad” follows the life of high school chemistry teacher Walter White who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and turns to cooking meth to ensure his family is financially stable. “From Mr. Chips to Scarface” explores how the filmmakers signify Walter’s metamorphosis though the use of props, costumes, and color schemes. Among the props on display are Walter’s yellow oxford shirt and khaki pants as well as HAZMAT suit, gas mask, apron and boots. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

 

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Nate Dorr

Saturday, August 10

From noon to 4p.m., the New York Hall of Science offers “Summer of Stars: Astronomy.” Participants can make constellations on sun print paper, learn about rockets and even explore the sun using solar telescopes, according to the event site. For more information, visit www.nysci.org/visit/events.

The Queens Botanical Garden presents “Music in the Garden: Irish/Celtic/Folk Fiddler, Tony DeMarco.” Brooklyn native Tony DeMarco combines elements of Celtic with American folk on the fiddle to deliver a rare experience exclusive to New York in “Music in the Garden.” Listeners are invited to bring snacks and the event is free with garden admission. Performance will be played from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org/programs/events

Every Saturday in August 

MoMA PS1 , located in Long Island City, is the home of the Warm Up Party, a celebration of architecture that combines music and art. Every year a new architect installs a new design for courtyard grandeur. The Warm Up Party is free for all MoMA members and people with proof of residency in Long Island City. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For more information, call 718-784-2084.

Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will host the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. The multi-cultural event includes two days of Dragon Boat Racing, a variety of performances, and a multi-ethnic food court. The event is free and races will be held on Meadow Lake within the park rain-or-shine. Bring the entire family and have a blast as over 170 teams and more than 2,000 participants compete with each other and celebrate the “Year of the Rabbit.” From 9a.m. until 5p.m. both days.

Saturdays and Sundays through August and September

Socrates Sculpture Park presents Parting, an innovative installation in Long Island City, which combines green initiatives, artistry, and architecture. The design incorporates elevated thresholds and slopes, nets, chain links, and hybrid framing structures to create a state-of-the-art design. Appropriately located in one of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods, which is also home to an expanding art scene, Parting encompasses elements of modernism and curiosity.  Parting is located on 43-29 Crescent Street, in a converted asphalt parking lot adjacent to M. Wells Steakhouse. The lot will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through to 2014. Parting is the first art design project located in the lot and the first project of Socrates Sculpture Park outside of its park in northern Long Island City. The development is supported by Rockrose Development Corporation and engineered by native New York architects Jerome W. Haferd and K. Brandt Knapp. For further information, visit www.socratessculpturepark.org

The New York Hall of Science’s 3D theater is showing “The Last Reef,” an underwater journey that explores the unrivaled biodiversity of coral reefs. “The Last Reef” draws parallels between coral reefs, underwater centers vital to marine life, and cities, which bustle with human exchange. While this 3-dimensional feature is an entertaining experience, it also communicates the disturbing reality that coral reefs, which have been perhaps the most enduring and essential life forms in Earth’s history, are being threatened with extinction as a result of human pollution. Screening times are Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 6 and older. For more information, visit nysci.org/visit/events/event/3dlastreef

Sunday, August 11

From 2 to 4 p.m., families with younger children are invited to experience “Little Makers: Ice Cream, You Scream…” a program that allows families to create their own flavors of ice cream. Part of the “Little Makers” project, which captures the creativity of young children with structured collaborative design, “Ice Cream, You Scream” is a fun and effective engagement. Cost is $8 per family in addition to NYSCI admission.

The Noguchi Museum will host “Music in the Garden,” a public program which delivers innovative, contemporary music every second Sunday of the summer. From 3 to 5 p.m., Canadian pianist Vicky Chow, member of Bang on Can Music, will perform in the Noguchi Museum’s sculpture garden. Chow’s diverse range of accomplishments includes working as a classical and contemporary soloist, chamber musician, and company musician. For more information, visit www.noguchi.org/programs/public.

Flushing Town Hall introduces Music from Morocco, part of the Town Hall’s free concert series. Moroccan band Layali El Andalous will use instruments characteristic of Moroccan music such as the “oud,” “bendir” and “dumbek” to offer a glimpse of authentic North African music. No reservation or tickets required, and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.flushingtownhall.org.

Through August 24 

The Museum of Moving Image features a series that examines acclaimed director Wong Kar-wai. Kar-wai rose to prominence with his science fiction epic “2046,” which stars Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi and explores the themes of time and love. His new movie “The Grandmaster” reunites Leung and Ziyi while revolutionizing the martial arts genre. The series will feature Kar-wai’s most celebrated works, which include “Days of Being Wild” on August 4, “As Tears Go By” on August 9, “The Grandmaster” on August 10, “My Blueberry Nights” on August 18, “In The Mood For Love” on August 23, and “2046” on August 24. An online symposium on “Reverse Shot” will supplement the series. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

Through August 31

The Queens Botanical Garden hosts the EcoHouse exhibit, part of the Community Environmental EcoHouse. The EcoHouse offers a progressive, advanced, hands-on opportunity for people of all ages to see behind walls and underneath the floors of a modern home and the structures necessary to maintain homes. The EcoHouse teaches how to salvage energy by saving money, and preserving natural ecosystems. Exhibit is free with admission to the garden. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org/programs/events.

Through August and September 

The Museum of Moving Image will screen “Single Stream” by Powel Wojtasik, Toby Lee, and Ernst Karel. Focused on the themes of excess, waste, and the consequences of a high-consuming culture, “Single Stream” offers a reflection of American society by exploring a recovery facility in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which sorts out refuse that is processed daily for recycling. The audience discovers the systems upon which the plant is run and captures the intricate processes contrived to treat the immense amount of waste Americans produce on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

Through September 1 

The New York Hall of Science presents “Space Junk: 3D,” which examines the science behind collisions that occur around Earth’s orbit. This theater presentation takes the audience over 20,000 miles from Earth’s surface in examining the danger of excess debris in space and the possible methods to preserve Earth’s orbits. “Space Junk” employs visually enthralling effects with pragmatic themes to creative an educational and entertaining experience. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, plus NYSCI admission. Showings are daily. For more information, visit www.nysci.org/visit/events.

The New York Hall of Science explores the physics of airplane engineering in “3D Theater Presentation: Legends of Flight.” Included is the first public flight of the revolutionary Airbus A380 and 787. In addition to NYSCI admission, cost is $6 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens. Daily screening time is 1:30 p.m. For further information, visit www.nysci.org/visit/events.

Through Sunday, October 27

The Museum of Moving Image presents “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in ‘Breaking Bad”, as part of its main exhibition “Behind the Screen”. “Breaking Bad” follows the life of high school chemistry teacher Walter White who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and turns to cooking meth to ensure his family is financially stable. “From Mr. Chips to Scarface” explores how the filmmakers signify Walter’s metamorphosis though the use of props, costumes, and color schemes. Among the props on display are Walter’s yellow oxford shirt and khaki pants as well as HAZMAT suit, gas mask, apron and boots. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

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