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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, February 8

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with the Queens Botanical Garden (QBG). The public is invited to join them for a celebration of the Lunar New Year from 1-4 p.m. Come for an afternoon of festivities, including craft activities and performances by the New York Chinese Chorus. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Additional fees apply for selected craft activities. The QBG is located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. For more information call 718-886-3800.

Saturday, February 8 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.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Flushing Town Hall is holding a “Make a Wish on Hanji” workshop at 1 p.m. Korean folk paintings are drawn on Hanji (Korean traditional Mulberry paper) and this incredibly versatile paper is also used to make a vast array of arts and crafts. Write your wishes for the New Year on Hanji and create a one-of-a-kind art piece to take home. 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 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 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


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Saturday, November 16

Queensborough Performing Arts Center presents “90’s Boy Bands Concert Reunion: All-4-One and Color me Badd.” Break out your cassettes, your tattoo chokers and overalls! It’s time you partied like it was 1991! Tickets for all seats are $45. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at QPAC 222-05 56th Avenue Bayside. For tickets and more information call 718-631-6311 or visit  www.visitqpac.org.

Black Spectrum Theatre presents, “Smell the Power,” a story about a contemporary Queens family that explores generational and socio-economic issues faced by black families. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Black Spectrum Theatre, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard Jamaica. Tickets are $30. For more information call 718-723-1800.

Sunday, November 17

MoMA P.S. 1 presents “A new commission by Future Brown with DIS and Thunderhorse Ent.” Future Brown is a project comprised of artist and composer Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda. Accompanying future, digital media platform DIS converts the VW Dome into two basketball courts with a projection screen. This event is from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of starting at noon.  MoMA P.S. 1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City. For tickets and more information call 718-784-2084.

The Parkside Players present “A Christmas Carol.” The show begins at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church on Union Turnpike and the corner of 71st Road Forest Hills. Tickets are $14 general admission and $12 for seniors and students. For tickets and more information call 718-353-7388.

One weekend every month, Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science has “Wildcard Weekend.” Wildcard Weekend is the time for trying out new workshop ideas. On Sunday, November 17 learn about circuit design and paper engineering. Make your own electric pop-up card. This event is recommended for kids 10 years and older. Admission is $10 and $8 for NYYSCI members. Register the day of the event for the drop-in workshops held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 until 5p.m. Space is limited. For more information email rbingham@nycsi.org.

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.

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Saturday, November 9

The New York Irish Center presents folk singer/songwriter Mickey Coleman in concert. Brought up in Ardboe Co. Tyrone, Coleman comes from a rich background of artists and musicians.  See this former GAA all-Ireland medalist (2003) perform 8 p.m.  Tickets are $22 and $11 for students and seniors. The NY Irish Center is located at 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. For more information, call 718-482-0909

Sunday, November 10

Join the Bayside Historical Society for its autumn wine tasting at 2 p.m. The afternoon will include a variety of fine wines and a selection of hors d’oeuvres from Dominick Bruccoleri of Papazzio restaurant of Bayside. Reservations are required. Tickets for this event are $45 for Bayside Historical Society members and $50 for non-members. For questions and reservations call 718-352-1548. The Bayside Historical society is located at 208 Totten Avenue Bayside.

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.

EVERYTHING KIDS EXPO – Sunday, November 10, Brooklyn’s Aviator Sports and Events Center

The Everything Kids Expo, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will showcase numerous resources for Brooklyn parents, where they can interact with other parents, children, exhibitors and experts. Attendees will be updated with the latest information about local classes, schools, financial planning, health, home improvement and much more. There will also be free giveaways, raffle prizes and activities for children.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Saturday, October 5

Kupferberg Presents, the entertainment hub of Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, announces the first act of its 2013-2014 season with the incredible musical talents of Audra McDonald, one of today’s most versatile and highly regarded performers.  McDonald will be joined onstage by a jazz ensemble for an intimate evening of song on Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. in her only New York City fall performance.  She will perform favorite selections from her storied Broadway career as well as songs from her critically acclaimed new album, GO BACK HOME (Nonesuch). At Colden Auditorium, Queens College (65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing. Tickets are $89, $69, $50 and $30 and are available online at www.KupferbergPresents.org or by phone at 718-793-8080. Tickets may also be purchased at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts Colden Auditorium Box Office on the campus of Queens College.

More than 1,000 Queens residents will join together to celebrate the estimated 1,067,187 Americans affected by blood cancers, by lighting up Victory Field at Forest Park with illuminated balloons at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. Participants will walk a two mile route carrying lit balloons–white for patients and survivors, red for supporters and caregivers and gold for those walking in memory of loved ones lost. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.  at Victory Field in Forest Park (Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard). For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/nyc.

Sunday, October 6

The Queens County Farm captures the essence of autumn in its Kickoff to Fall. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy apple cider, donuts, Hudson Valley apples and pie. Admission is free. For additional details, call 718-347-3276

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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