What to do this weekend in Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |


The Bay Terrace Jewish Center will be hosting “Anything Goes” at Theatre by the Bay on March 8 and 16.

Saturday, March 8

The Renaissance Event Hall will be collaborating with a carefully curated selection of upscale vendors and planners to host the Love Affair Bridal Showcase. This boutique collection for the sophisticated bride and her guests will feature experts in planning, cake design, floral design, tablescapes, gifts, entertainment and more! Your $15 ticket includes beer, wine, champagne, light snacks, entertainment and an exclusive introduction to the hottest trends for wedding celebrations in 2014. The event starts at 1 p.m. and will end at 5 p.m. The Renaissance Event Hall is located at 27-34 21st Street in LIC. For more information and to get tickets in advance call 718-274-4590.

The Bay Terrace Jewish Center will be hosting “Anything Goes” at Theatre by the Bay. The show starts at 8 p.m. on March 8 and 16.“Anything Goes” is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter that won a 1988 Tony award. Theatre by the Bay is located at 13-00 209th Street in Bayside. For more information call 718-428-6363.

Sunday, March 9

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra is announcing the second concert of its 50th season of three concerts for the 2013-14 season to take place at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, located at 106-06 Queens Boulevard. The concert will feature symphonies by Weber, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. For tickets or more information call 718-374-1627.

The Samuel Field Y is excited to be kicking winter to the curb with its annual Spring Festival, which will take place on Sunday, March 9, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and will feature inflatable rides, arts and crafts, games, food, and so much more as this year it will be a Dr. Seuss themed festival! Admission is free, but if you bring a non-perishable food item, you’ll be given two free tickets for rides/games. Two free tickets will also be offered to any children who come in costume. For more information, contact Cheryl Stein at 718-225-6750 extension 260. The Samuel Field Y is located at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway.

The Rego Park Jewish Center will be having a Singles Social and Dance on Sunday afternoon, March 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. Enjoy dancing to the tunes of D.J. Andrew Forman, refreshments served. Admission is $10 per person. For ages 45+. The Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Boulevard between 64th and 65th Roads. For more information, call 718-459-1000.

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.


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.