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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

NY Irish Center Tonite, Chocolate Factory, JHBG Awards Dinner, Diwali Motorcade, Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, Queens Food Day Socrates & mostly free Open House NY Weekend

queens things to do*October 13, 2017 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

 

*Weather. The temperature highs will be in the mid 60's Friday, rising to the high 70's by Sunday. The lows will be in the 60's. There isn't any rain in the forecast and the winds will range between 8 - 17 mph, while the humidity will stay high in the 70's and 80% range. Click for Queens Weather.

 

*In the photo at right you can see folks enjoying brunch along 30th Avenue in Astoria last weekend.

 

Friday & Weekend - NY Irish Center Sean Tyrell, Chocolate & Rebecca Davis

queens things to do*The photo at right shows a serene view looking toward Manhattan from St Patrick's Cemetery in Queens.

 

*Irish musician Sean Tyrell is performing at the NY Irish Center at 10-40 Jackson Avenue in LIC - doors open at 7 pm and performance begins at 7.30 pm [$20 / $25 / Music].

 

*The Chocolate Factory at 5-49 49th Avenue in LIC is hosting performances of Rebecca Davis' the final hands count beginning sounds, a modern dance performance, beginning at 8 pm Friday and 7 pm and 9 pm on Saturday [$10 / theater / runs thru 10/21 and tickets sell fast at www.chocolatefactorytheater.org].

 

*Open House NY returns this weekend, with over 200 sites open for public viewing in all five boroughs. You may visit 140 of them without an rsvp and the intent of the program is to,

"provide broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city."

For details about the sites in each borough, visit www.ohny.org.

 

queens things to do in queens*The photo at right shows kids enjoying themselves at the arts and crafts table at the Sunnyside Gardens Park Oktoberfest last weekend. On Saturday Socrates Sculpture Park is hosting several events on Saturday that are family friendly - see details below.

*There are several new exhibits that opened within the past month at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art].

*The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue near 161st Street is hosting an art exhibit entitled The Art of Emmett Wigglesworth [free / art].

 

*PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC.

*The Clearview and Douglaston public golf courses are open all weekend.

 

Saturday - Queens Food Day & Skowhegan Performs, JHBG, Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, Diwali Motorcade, Open House NY

queens things to do nyc*The photo at right shows folks enjoying themselves at one of the street fairs in Jackson Heights last weekend. This weekend there are several other fun community celebrations around the borough - see details below.

*Socrates Sculpture Park at Vernon Blvd and Broadway along the East River in Astoria / LIC is hosting Queens Food Day from 11 am to 3 pm, with an overlapping art performance by Skowhegan Performs from 2 - 5 pm [free / art / kids].

*Diwali - The Hindu Festival of Lights will be celebrated beginning at 3 pm at the Arya Spiritual Center Grounds at 104-22 133rd Street in Richmond Hill, followed by a motorcade parade beginning at 5.30 pm at 133rd Street and Liberty Avenue and ending with a Hindu celebration beginning at 7.30 pm [free / history / culture].

*The Jackson Heights Beautification Group is hosting a Good Neighbor Awards Dinner at the Jackson Heights Jewish Center at 37-06 77th Street in Jackson Heights from 5 to 9 pm [$60 / $75 social - tickets at www.jhbg.org].

*The Lost Dog New Music Ensemble kicks off the 2017 - 2018 season beginning at 7.30 pm at The Church in the Gardens at 50 Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills with violin and piano performances of British music [$20 / music].

*Also see dance, art, film & theater events posted above on Friday which run through the weekend.

 

Sunday - Open House NY

queens things to do*The photo at right shows a vintage auto in the Columbus Day Parade last weekend along Steinway Street & 30th Avenue in Astoria. This weekend Open House NY provides folks with open access to over 200 sites to learn about the history, architecture and culture of the city and access to 140 of them is free & w/ rsvp - see details below.

*Open House NY returns this weekend, with over 200 sites open for public viewing in all five boroughs. You may visit 140 of them without an rsvp and the intent of the program is to,

"provide broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city."

For details about the sites in each borough, visit www.ohny.org.

*There are several new exhibits that opened within the past month at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art].

*PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC.

*The Clearview and Douglaston public golf courses are open all weekend.

_ Also see dance, art, film & theater events posted above on Friday which run through the weekend.

 

Thursday & Friday -

*Asbury Shorts is a two day film festival hosted by the Astor Room lounge at 35-11 35th Avenue near Kaufman Astoria Studios in Astoria. The two day screening event runs Thursday & Friday [10/19 & 20] beginning at 7.30 pm at the Zukor Theater around the corner in the same building. There will be 10 films shown and highlights include,

"“The Quality of Mercy," a multi international film festival award winner from New York based director Stephen Marro. Tony & Emmy Award winning actress Mary Louise Parker (Showtime’s “Weeds”) stars as a struggling New York thespian who accidentally shares a café table with the chief N.Y. Times theater critic. “Dad in Mum,” from director Fabrice Baracq of France has two incredibly cute young sisters wake in the middle of the night to hear strange sounds coming from their parent’s bedroom… [so they investigate]."

Tickets may be purchased at - www.asburyshortsastoria1.brownpapertickets.com [$15 / film].

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Columbus Day Weekend Parade & Greek Film Fest Astoria, Oh My Sweet Land LPAC, Building Stories Flux & Queensboro Dance Festival LIC, Water in Jamaica, Garifuna & Moon Festival in Flushing, Divas & Restaurant Week in Sunnyside, Queens Walk to End Alzheimers & Block Party

queens things to do_ October 6, 2017 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

 

_ Weather. The temperature highs will be near 80 and the lows will be near 70. There's a 60% chance of rain Sunday, rising to 90% Monday. The winds will be around 10 - 15 mph and humidity rise from 60% Friday to 90% Monday. The earlier part of the weekend is going to be better than Sunday afternoon / Monday. Click for Queens Weather.

 

_ In the photo at right are dancers performing at the La Guardia Performing Arts Center aka LPAC in a prior year. The LPAC is hosting a different sort of theatrical performance Friday entitled Oh My Sweet Land [see details below] and there's a weekend long Queensboro Dance Festival at the Secret Theatre nearby.

 

 

Friday & This Weekend - Oh My Sweet Land, Building Stories, Water by Alexis, Garifuna Collective, & SS Restaurant Week

_ The photo at right shows East River Water - a resource we take for granted, but without which we can live for not much more than three days. In Africa it's a scarce resource and not taken for granted.

_ The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue near 161st Street there will be a theatrical reading / performance from 7.30 to 9 pm entitled Water. The performance is described as,

queens things to do".. WATER quilts a narrative of trauma and triumph.A play tells the multi-generational story of water and its tumultuous relationship with the African American community. Alexis Atkinson is an actress and writer born and raised in Jamaica, Queens."

_ The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents Oh My Sweet Land beginning at 6.30 pm in a kitchen at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. The program is a one woman show based on the experiences of someone who traveled through the Syrian refuge camps in Jordan. One of the tag lines is "There is nothing civil about a civil war." [$15 & up / theater].

_ Sunnyside Restaurant Week ends Saturday 10/7. Last chance for participants to enjoy a special three course meal for $25 at lunchtime and some are also offering it at dinner time. Click here for details of Sunnyside Restaurant Week.

_ There's a Greek Film Festival this weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue (at 36th Street) in Astoria [$15 / $11 / $7 - kids 13 & under / film]. Eight films will be screened, starting with one Friday night, three Saturday and four on Sunday. For details and tickets cut & paste this link

http://www.movingimage.us/programs/2017/10/06/detail/new-york-city-greek-film-festival/

_ At the Thalia Theater at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside, the Divas de Espana begins at 8 pm Friday & Saturday. Described as,

"... laughter, music and dance .. celebrating legendary Spanish Divas. The Queen of Spanish comedy in New York celebrates the goddesses of yesteryear and their music ... [including] classic chanteuse ROCIO JURADO .. the icy silver glamour of SARA MONTIEL .. the coquettish flamboyance of CHARO and the flamenco tour de force of LOLA FLORES .. this is Inma's passionate tribute to the extraordinary women who fueled her own journey towards becoming a Spanish Diva of comedy, song and dance ... in English with Spanish Songs ..."

_ The map at right shows the route of the Columbus Day Parade along Steinway Street & 30th Avenue in Astoria.

queens things to do_ The Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali will host at drum workshop at 7 pm and a concert at 8 pm at Flushing Town Hall at at 137-35 Northern Blvd [$16 / $10]. The show is billed as,

" .. roots in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, the Garifuna Collective and Umalali pay tribute to the rich heritage carried forward by Garifuna women. Evocative melodies and powerful call-and-response songs are backed by traditional Garifuna drums, maracas, turtle shells, acoustic and electric guitars, and bass."

_ Building Stories is opening at the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC running from 5 to 9 pm [rsvp / free / art]. The show which features multiple artists is described as,

"Building Stories is an exhibition of recent works by More Art's 2016 Engaging Artists Fellowship focused on housing justice. Built to foster the early stages of long-term socially-engaged art projects, this unique fellowship supports emerging artists in building relationships with grassroots organizations through its four month professional development and volunteer programs."

Cut & paste this to rsvp - https://www.facebook.com/events/1699157773488400/

_ There's a Queensboro Dance Festival at the Secret Theatre in LIC which began Saturday and runs through Sunday with showtimes at 7.30 pm on all nights, except Sunday when it begins at 5 pm [$18 / $15 / $8 / dance]. Tickets at www.queensborodancefestival.com.

_ There are several new exhibits that opened within the last two weeks at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art].

_ PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC.

_ The Clearview and Douglaston public golf courses are open all weekend.

 

Saturday - Astoria Columbus Day Parade, St Lukes Rummage, Oktoberfests, Greek Film Festival, Moon Festival, Block Party, Queensboro Dance Festival, Alzheimers Walk & Sunnyside Restaurant Week Ends

queens things to do_ The photo at right shows people enjoying marching in the Columbus Day Parade along Steinway Street in Astoria in a prior year.

_ There's a Columbus Day Parade beginning at 12 noon in Astoria. The parade kicks off from the Kaufman Astoria Studios lot and marches north along Steinway Street turning west onto 30th Avenue and turning north again at 33rd Street ending at the Columbus monument at Astoria Blvd.

_ St Lukes at 85 Greenway South in the Forest Hills Garden area will be hosting its Annual Rummage Sale this weekend from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and starting at noon and ending at 4 pm on Sunday. According to their press release,

"... [the fair has] high quality .. merchandise .. home-made baked goods .. a treasure trove of gently used vintage and boutique fashions, books, recordings, jewelry, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, toys, linens, appliances, housewares and .. The White Elephant department is a worthy rival to the Antiques Road Show ... accessible via the E, F, R and M trains."

_ There are a number of Sunnyside / Woodside Oktoberfests including the Pumpkin celebration at All Saints Church and the Sunnyside Gardens, Maspeth and Woodside festivals. Also a Block Party in Jackson Heights [for details click the street fairs link below].

_ Sunnyside Restaurant Week ends Saturday 10/7. Last chance for participants to enjoy a special three course meal for $25 at lunchtime and some are also offering it at dinner time. Click here for details of Sunnyside Restaurant Week.

_ There's an Alzheimers Walk organized by the New York City Chapter’s first Walk to End Alzheimer’s event of the year at Little Bay Park at the Cross Island Pkwy in Whitestone. The program will begin at 9.45 am with the walk starting at 10.15 am.

_ There's a Moon Parade beginning at 5 pm, a Moon Festival that begins at 3 pm with fireworks at 8 pm in Flushing [click street fairs link below for details].

_ Also see dance, art, film & theater events posted above on Friday which run through the weekend.

 

Sunday - The Sport of Kings, Dances of the World, St Lukes Rummage Sale, Greek Film Fest & Queensboro Dance Fest

sunnyside restaurant week_ The photo at right shows one of the Greek Film Festival films being screened, which is about friends putting their cell phones on the table and sharing their incoming calls via speaker without warning their callers. Innocent enough ... or not?

_ St Lukes at 85 Greenway South in the Forest Hills Garden area will be hosting its Annual Rummage Sale this weekend from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and starting at noon and ending at 4 pm on Sunday. According to their press release,

"... [the fair has] high quality .. merchandise .. home-made baked goods .. a treasure trove of gently used vintage and boutique fashions, books, recordings, jewelry, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, toys, linens, appliances, housewares and .. The White Elephant department is a worthy rival to the Antiques Road Show ... accessible via the E, F, R and M trains."

_ The Queens Historical Society at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing will open the new exhibition - The Sport of Kings in Queens: Celebrating 350 Years of Thoroughbred Horse Racing - from 2.30 - 4.30 pm [$5 / $3 / history]. They tell us,

" ... Queens has been a major center of thoroughbred horse racing since 1667 when King Charles II of England established the first race course in his North American Possessions. This exhibition details the history of this amazing sport in Queens from the early days, 350 years ago to the present [and] ... relates stories of the sport's legends-horses, jockeys, trainers, and iconic races."

_ At the Thalia Theater at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside, the Dances of the World runs from 4 pm to 5.30 pm.

_ Also see dance, art, film & theater events posted above on Friday which run through the weekend.

 

Monday - Columbus Day

Happy Columbus Day which is a federal holiday. The post office and many other government offices will be closed.

 

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Yom Kippur, Divas de Espana Thalia, Sunnyside Restaurant Week begins, Flux Reading, Syrian Civil War, Dance at Fisher Landau, NY Classical in Flushing, Socrates Annual Opens, Ukrainian Film @ MoMI / Dominican Parade

queens things to doSeptember 29, 2017 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

 

* Weather. The temperature highs will be in the mid to high 60's and the lows will be in the mid to high 50's. No rain is forecast, the winds will be around 5 - 10 mph and humidity between 45 - 60%. Looks like another nice weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

 

* In the photo at right people are enjoying the outside art at Socrates Sculpture Park a bit earlier this year. On Sunday the park opens a new exhibit - see details below.

 

 

Friday & This Weekend - Immense Light at Flux & Yom Kippur

queens things to do* The photo at right shows dancer Paz Tanjuaquio rehearsing a performance she will give at 3 pm Saturday in LIC - see details below [photo credit ToPaz Arts / Fisher Landau].

 

* Immense Bewildered Light is a reading by several artists with different backgrounds and experiences at the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC beginning at 7 pm [$5 / art].


* There are several new exhibits that opened within the last two weeks at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art].

 

* PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC.

* The Clearview and Douglaston public golf courses are open all weekend.

 

Saturday - Dance Performance at Fisher Landau & Ukrainian Doc

queens things to do* The photo at right shows people enjoying a film / presentation at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria - there's a Ukrainian documentary being shown Saturday.

* Dancer Paz Tanjuaquio will perform beginning at 3 pm at the Fisher Landau Center for Art gallery at 38-27 30th Street in LIC [free / art].

* Beginning at 1.30 pm there's a film screening of a Ukrainian documentary entitled Close Relations at the Museum of the Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue (at 36th Street) in Astoria [$15 / $11 / $7 - kids 13 & under / film].. The film is a personal journey back to the filmmaker's home country at a time of great uncertainty, when the leader has both Russian and Ukrainian ancestors. They describe the film as,

" ... Close Relations is at once an intimate family portrait and a graceful journalistic endeavor, a movie of the intense present that illuminates a place caught between a troubled past and an anxious future ... "

 

Sunday - Divas, Syrian Civil War, Classical Music, Socrates Annual Opens & Sunnyside Restaurant Week Begins

sunnyside restaurant week* The photo at right shows a sample repast from one of the Sunnyside Restaurants which tonight begins its Restaurant Week with a celebratory first evening - see details below.

* The New York Classical Players will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd beginning at 3 pm. The event is free and billed as,

" ...Hailed as a “sensitive and thinking musician first and an awesome technician second” (Los Angeles Times), internationally-acclaimed pianist HAESUN PAIKjoins New York Classical Players for our season premiere ..."

* The Socrates Annual [formerly The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition] opens at Socrates Sculpture Park at Broadway & Vernon Blvd. The reception runs from 3 to 6 pm where the new winter exhibits will be on display [free / art].

* Sunnyside Restaurant Week begins whereby participants can enjoy a special three course meal for $25 at lunchtime and some are also offering it at dinner time. On opening night there's going to be entertainment for brief periods of time whereby customers will be treated to a free drink or food sample between 6.30 and 9.30 pm. Click here for details of Sunnyside Restaurant Week. LINK.

* At the Thalia Theater at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside, the Divas de Espana begins at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm Sunday. Described as,

"... laughter, music and dance .. celebrating legendary Spanish Divas. The Queen of Spanish comedy in New York celebrates the goddesses of yesteryear and their music ... [including] classic chanteuse ROCIO JURADO .. the icy silver glamour of SARA MONTIEL .. the coquettish flamboyance of CHARO and the flamenco tour de force of LOLA FLORES .. this is Inma's passionate tribute to the extraordinary women who fueled her own journey towards becoming a Spanish Diva of comedy, song and dance ... in English with Spanish Songs ..."

* The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents Oh My Sweet Land beginning at 7.30 pm in a kitchen at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. The program is a one woman show based on the experiences of someone who traveled through the Syrian refuge camps in Jordan. One of the tag lines is "There is nothing civil about a civil war." [$15 & up / theater].

* / There was a Dominican Parade in Jackson Heights beginning at 12 noon along 37th Avenue between 69th and 86th Streets.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Hispanic Day Parade, Oktoberfest w/ Kimchi @ Voelker, CAST @ Chocolate, Love is Dead @ Secret, The Arts @ LPAC, Divas de Espana @ Thalia, Party w/ Animal Masks @ Flux, Dreams Really do come True, Hip Hop Fest & Rosh Hashanah ends

queens things to doSeptember 22, 2017 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

 

Weather. The temperature highs will be in the low 80's and the lows will be in the low 70's. No rain is forecast, the winds will be around 7 - 15 mph and humidity around 60%. Looks like another nice weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

 

In the photo at right are performers in the Hispanic Day Parade in a prior year. The Hispanic Day Parade returns to Jackson Heights on Sunday - see details below.

 

 

Friday & This Weekend - The Arts @LPAC, CAST at Chocolate Factory, Love is Dead at Secret, Party with Animal Masks & Hip Hop Fest begins

The photo at right shows the wall of skyscrapers now standing on this side of the East River in LIC.

- Dreams Really Do Come True is an exhibit by Miss Expanding Universe on display at the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm [free / donations welcome / art].

- Party with fog and animal masks is associated with the Miss Expanding Universe exhibit and will be performed from 7 – 8 pm at the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC [rsvp at https://www.facebook.com/events/812099545626523/]. The performance is described as,

queens things to do"Play is a radical form of protest …... [performed by an] avant garde dance troupe “Health Mounds” … Surpassing her brethren Andy Warhol, Picasso … & Da Vinci, Miss Expanding Universe will be remembered as one of the most prolific, groundbreaking, heartbreaking, hilarious, surprising, and versatile artists of all time. … Collaborators [include] neon cosmic friends and a guy named after his cat."

- The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents The Arts beginning at 7 pm on Friday, September 15th & 22nd, and on Saturday September 23rd. The program is described as,

"Sponsored By Nobody present workshop showings of ... “THE AЯTS” a new work of interdisciplinary theatre that investigates the history of public funding for the arts ... Part One covers the period 1963-1965, during the formation of the National Endowment for the Arts. Part Two covers the chaotic “culture wars” period of 1989-1996, which culminated with the NEA budget being cut in half and the elimination of direct grants to individual artists."

- Yanira Castro's CAST is being performed at the Chocolate Factory at their current location at 5-49 49th Avenue [off Vernon Blvd] through September 23 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm [$20 / theater]. The production was described as,

"CAST brings together a rotating cast of four performers, different each night, who negotiate a new script at each performance in front of a live audience. A computer generates a unique script culling from transcripts of over 100 hours of conversation with CAST’s 15 performers regarding casting, performing and the complexities of representation. It is a concentrated study of what constitutes a cast."

- An original serial play entitled Love is Dead is being performed at the Secret Theatre at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8 pm [thru Sat 9/23]. It's described as

"A paralytic presentation of murder, deceit, and sexism [in a series] with a thin thread of correlation, attempt to prove whether its title holds true ..." and is for mature audiences [$18 / theater].

- There's a Hip Hop Festival in Queens that includes an opening reception at the Queens Museum Friday night at 7 pm, an art exhibit at the Queens Museum beginning at 1 pm Saturday, a film screening at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 4 pm Saturday, and a closing event Sunday at Signature Soundz Studio at 90-10 Merrick Blvd Suite 24 in Jamaica from 6 - 10 pm [prices vary from free to $5 / music].

- The Queens Museum re-opened September 11th following its closure due to security concerns during the U.S. Open [art].

- PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC.

- The Clearview and Douglaston public golf courses are open all weekend.

 

Saturday - Oktoberfest Sauerkraut & Kimchi, Divas de Espana, Love is Dead, The Arts

queens things to doThe photo at right shows a commuter I met on the subway train last week. She had personalized her computer with an artistic message of love and peace.

- The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents The Arts beginning at 7 pm on Friday, September 15th & 22nd, and on Saturday September 23rd. The program is described as,

"Sponsored By Nobody present workshop showings of ... “THE AЯTS” a new work of interdisciplinary theatre that investigates the history of public funding for the arts ... Part One covers the period 1963-1965, during the formation of the National Endowment for the Arts. Part Two covers the chaotic “culture wars” period of 1989-1996, which culminated with the NEA budget being cut in half and the elimination of direct grants to individual artists."

- At the Thalia Theater at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside, the Divas de Espana begins at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm Sunday. Described as,

"... laughter, music and dance .. celebrating legendary Spanish Divas. The Queen of Spanish comedy in New York celebrates the goddesses of yesteryear and their music ... [including] classic chanteuse ROCIO JURADO .. the icy silver glamour of SARA MONTIEL .. the coquettish flamboyance of CHARO and the flamenco tour de force of LOLA FLORES .. this is Inma's passionate tribute to the extraordinary women who fueled her own journey towards becoming a Spanish Diva of comedy, song and dance ... in English with Spanish Songs ..."

- Oktoberfest Flushing Style: Sauerkraut and Kimchi - Saturday, September 23rd, 5:30—8:30pm - Join us for Oktoberfest Flushing Style in the garden. Oktoberfest is an old tradition, of welcoming guests and sharing in the season’s bounty. Today it is enjoyed around the world. At the Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38TH AVENUE, FLUSHING, we’ve brought together some of old Flushing and new for a cultural and culinary treat.

Please note the theater productions, Love is Dead & CAST, listed on Friday / above are also playing Saturday.

NOT UPDATED YET _ The Museum of the Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue (at 37th Street) is hosting a TBD from 11 am to 4 pm and it's free with admission [$15 / $11 / $7 - kids 13 & under / film].

 

Sunday - Hispanic Day Parade, Dreams Really do come True, Love is Dead & Hip Hop Fest ends

queens things to doThe photo at right shows people dancing at the Viva La Comida Festival in Jackson Heights last weekend.

- The Hispanic Day Parade begins at 12 noon at 37th Avenue at 69th Street and marches east to 89th Street in Jackson Heights [kids / parades].

- At the Thalia Theater at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside, the Divas de Espana begins at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm Sunday. Described as,

"... laughter, music and dance .. celebrating legendary Spanish Divas. The Queen of Spanish comedy in New York celebrates the goddesses of yesteryear and their music ... [including] classic chanteuse ROCIO JURADO .. the icy silver glamour of SARA MONTIEL .. the coquettish flamboyance of CHARO and the flamenco tour de force of LOLA FLORES .. this is Inma's passionate tribute to the extraordinary women who fueled her own journey towards becoming a Spanish Diva of comedy, song and dance ... in English with Spanish Songs ..."

- An original serial play entitled Love is Dead is being performed at the Secret Theatre at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8 pm [thru Sat 9/23]. It's described as

"A paralytic presentation of murder, deceit, and sexism [in a series] with a thin thread of correlation, attempt to prove whether its title holds true ..." and is for mature audiences [$18 / theater].

- There's a Hip Hop Festival in Queens that includes an opening reception at the Queens Museum Friday night at 7 pm, an art exhibit at the Queens Museum beginning at 1 pm Saturday, a film screening at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 4 pm Saturday, and a closing event Sunday at Signature Soundz Studio at 90-10 Merrick Blvd Suite 24 in Jamaica from 6 - 10 pm [prices vary from free to $5 / music].


Monday - One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

- Beginning at 1.30 pm at the Central Queens YM & YWHA at 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills there's a lecture described as,

"... author Sabeeha Rehman will talk at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills about her personal journey, from her arranged marriage in Pakistan to life in the U.S. as a Muslim, raising a family, and her work as a tireless advocate for interfaith understanding."

Wednesday - Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show Ever

- The Creek & the Cave at 10-93 Jackson Avenue is hosting Hyperbole! beginning at 9.30 pm. It's described as,

"... Stu Melton, Caroline Doyle, and Charlie Dektar bring you free jokes, free BEERS, and stand up comedians so funny you’ll pee your literal pants ..." Remember it's comedy so be careful not to take this description too literally.

Friday - Yom Kippur

- The Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, begins at sundown and ends at sundown on Saturday.

 

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