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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Christmas Tree Lightings in Astoria, Woodside, Sunnyside, Holiday Markets & Shopping, Theater, Classical Music Concerts & Film

queens things to doDecember 1, 2017 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

The MTA is doing maintenance / upgrade work this weekend.

#7 Subway Local Stops Jackson Heights - Flushing. Flushing-bound trains skip 82, 90, 103 and 111 Streets.

#N & W Subways Astoria. 30th through 36th Avenue stops are closed for renovation.

#E Subway Elmhurst Queens. Jamaica Center-bound trains skip Elmhurst, Grand Avs, Woodhaven Blvd, 63 Dr and 67 Av

#G Subway Brooklyn. Ends at Bedford / Nostrand Avenues.

Weather. The temperature highs will be around 50 and the temperature lows will be in the mid to high 30's through the weekend. No rain is forecast. The winds start will be about 12 mph Friday, dropping to about 6 mph through the weekend. The humidity will be about 50 - 60% through the weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

In the photo above right is Holiday Trolley Car which is giving free rides around the shopping district in Sunnyside from 12 noon to 8 pm Saturday - see details in ad at left or below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Tree Lighting Astoria, Cold Sweat Comedy Sunnyside, Classical Concert Jamaica

queens things to doIn the photo at right you can see the historic Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden tree lighting event in Astoria - see details below.

Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Cold Sweat / La Gota Fria on Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8 pm with a Saturday matinee at 3 pm. It's a comedy about cancer [$18 / theater].

There are several exhibits that opened early this Fall 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 night of classical music with Mozart, Bach, Paganini and Sarasate by Debbie and Amadi Azikiwe - the latter is the Music Director of the Harlem Symphony [I think it's free, but unconfirmed / music].

In Astoria at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden at 29-19 24th Avenue there's a tree lighting event from 7 to 10 pm including hot chocolate, cookies and a visit by Santa [free / holiday things to do].

There are a number of holiday films & events at the Museum of the Moving Image at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria [$15 / $11 / $7 / www.movingimage.us/ film].

 

Saturday - Holiday Markets & Tree Lightings, Comedy in Theater

queens things to doThe photo at right shows the Woodside on the Move Holiday Tree Lighting from 2010. The event includes Christmas carols, hot chocolate & a visit by Santa - see details below.

Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Cold Sweat / La Gota Fria on Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8 pm with a Saturday matinee at 3 pm. It's a comedy about cancer [$18 / theater].

Woodside on the Move is hosting its annual Christmas tree lighting beginning at 6 pm at Sohncke Park at 58th Street & Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside. The event includes a visit from Santa, hot chocolate and cookies and music by some of the local school groups [free / Queens holiday things to do].

The 5th annual CALDC Holiday Tree Lighting will be held in Astoria Park at 19th Street and 23rd Avenue beginning at 2 pm [lights usually turned on at 4.30 pm / free].

The Skillman Avenue Holiday Lights Festival will run from 5 to 8 pm with the main stage located in the courtyard at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street and Skillman Avenue. There will be live performances by Titan Theater Company, face painting, arts & crafts by Sunnyside Artists, a doggie parade and DJ music.

St George's Church on Main Street in Flushing is hosting a Holiday Bazaar from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday [Shopping - Holiday markets in Flushing Queens].

The Chocolate Factory at 5-49 49th Avenue in LIC is hosting performances of Perfect Piranha by Keeley Garfield Dance beginning at 8 pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays thru 12/9 [$20 / theater].

There are a number of holiday films & events at the Museum of the Moving Image at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria [$15 / $11 / $7 / www.movingimage.us/ film].

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

 

Sunday - Comedy, St Nick's & Holiday Festivities

queens things to do nycThe photo at right shows Downtown Flushing last Friday around midday. The area is the real - not tourist - Chinatown in NYC.

Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Cold Sweat / La Gota Fria on Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8 pm with a Saturday matinee at 3 pm. It's a comedy about cancer [$18 / theater].

The Queens Botanical Gardens at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing is hosting a Holiday Celebration from 12 noon to 5.30 pm where you can walk through the garden, enjoy live musical performances, photos with Santa (fee), garden tours, holiday crafts and a tree lighting [about 5 pm / free].

The Onderdonk House Holiday Celebration will be held at the Vande Ende Onderdonk House located at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood from 12 noon to 5 pm. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated as a Dutch legend, which includes a historic exhibit, holiday singing, sweets, treats, ornaments and crafts [Donation $5 / Kids free / Queens holiday things to do].

The Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing is hosting a reception & talk with curator Larry Qualls about the exhibit entitled Elizabeth Korn: Her American Half Life [Tues / Sat & Sun thru 3/18/18].

PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC [art / $15 / $13].

Also see dance, art, film & theater events posted above on Friday and Saturday which also run on Sunday.

 

Queens Holiday Events & Markets

Also Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs & Member Events Calendar

*Click here for stories about holiday events in Queens and Queens holiday markets. Click here for reports about Queens street fairs, Queens farmers markets & some shopping venues in Queens.

Also see Friday & Weekend Events above and / or click to Queens Events Member Calendar to view a number of additional weekend events. And click here for free summer concerts in Queens, free summer movies in Queens and free things to do and free summer theater in Queens & things to do.


Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

We Won't Back Down Tonite in Jamaica, LIC Arts Open Fall Fest, Thanksgiving Dinner SS, Flushing History Tour, First I Was Afraid Art Panel, MoMI Rialto Pictures w/ Bardot, Veil'd Play, World Dance in Sunnyside, 7 Common Open Studio

queens things to do* November 17, 2017 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* #7 Subway Out this Weekend between Queensboro Plaza and Hudson Yards / 34th Street in Manhattan. Take the N from Queensboro Plaza to go into Manhattan or take buses locally to continue into LIC. For those who live in Astoria the R and E are options into Manhattan, as well as for those who live in and east of Jackson Heights [switch at 74th Street / Roosevelt]. Also note that there will be no local Flushing bound stops between Roosevelt / 74th Street and Willets Point as they are doing maintenance / upgrade work.

* Weather. The temperature highs will be in the low to mid 50's and the temperature lows will be in the mid 30's - except Saturday when it will be around 50. There's a 50% chance of a half inch of rain Saturday with the probability rising rapidly beginning between 2 and 3 pm. There's a 70% chance of a tenth inch of rain Sunday morning, where the probability drops quickly by 10 am. The winds start at 6 mph Friday, rise to 8 mph Saturday, and 16 mph by Sunday. The humidity will be about 50 - 60% through the weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

* In the photo above right is Brigitte Bardot who stars in a film classic, Contempt or in French Le mepris] being shown at 4.30 pm Saturday as part of a film series being shown at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - We Won't Back Down, Brigitte Bardot at MoMI & Dances of the World

queens things to do nyc* There's a We Won't Back Down Rally at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 from 6.30 to 9 pm including talks about democratic activism for the community vis a vis how major issues are being addressed at the federal government level [free - social]. Click link above to go to Member Calendar for details [Late Post at 8.15 pm Friday].

* The graphic at right shows a map of the participating venues at the LIC Arts Open Fall Festival which runs on Saturday & Sunday - see details below.

* Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Dances of the World / Bailes del Mundo on Friday & Saturday beginning at 8 pm & Sunday at 4 pm.

* There are performances of Veil'd which ends today, Saturday, November 18th, at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at 30-44 Crescent Street at 30th Road in Astoria at 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and on Saturday there are also matinees at 2pm [$18 / $12 at www.apacny.org / theater].

* There are several new exhibits that opened earlier this Fall 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].

* There's a Rialto Film Series at the Museum of the Moving Image at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria. It celebrates a distributor / curator of foreign films shown in the U.S. See their website for various times / films [$15 / $11 / $7 / www.movingimage.us/ film]. Contempt with Brigitte Bardot shows at 4.30 pm Saturday & the others at various times throughout the weekend.

 

Saturday - Thanksgiving Dinner Sunnyside, LIC Arts Open Fall Fest, Dances of the World, Last Veil'd Performance Astoriaqueens things to do

* The photo at right shows the Sunnyside community gathering at the Sunnyside Reformed Church for their free annual Thanksgiving Dinner which is being held this weekend and open to the public - see details below.

* There's a free Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside that begins at 6 pm. It's commual dinner that's delicious and has all of the traditional fixin's [free / food]. All are welcome.

* The two-day LIC Arts Open Fall Festival begins Saturday and ends Sunday open from 12 noon to 6 pm at the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Avenue in LIC [free / art]. It's also being hosted at the LIC Arts Open Gallery 30-30 47th Rd, the LIC Arts Center, Reis Studios & numerous other venues [see www.licartsopen.org for other venues]. * There's a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm in Gallery 2 at the Plaxall Gallery where Ellen Mandelbaum has work on exhibit. * Also Eduardo Anieves Studio at 1015 48th Avenue between Vernon & 11th Street will also be open both Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon to 8 pm and until 6 pm Sunday [free / art].

* Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Dances of the World / Bailes del Mundo on Friday & Saturday beginning at 8 pm & Sunday at 4 pm. The performance is described as,

"Award Winning Colombian Dance Company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo brings to Thalia’s stage a cultural celebration of rhythms and dance styles from around theworld ... featuring an eclectic selection of genres like Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Rumba, Cumbia, Mambo, Samba, Currulao, Belly Dance & more [$42 / $40 / $37 at www.thaliatheatre.org / dance / ends 11/26]."

* There are performances of Veil'd which ends today, Saturday, November 18th, at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at 30-44 Crescent Street at 30th Road in Astoria at 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and on Saturday there are also matinees at 2pm [$18 / $12 at www.apacny.org / theater].

* There's a Rialto Film Series at the Museum of the Moving Image at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria. It celebrates a distributor / curator of foreign films shown in the U.S. See their website for various times / films [$15 / $11 / $7 / www.movingimage.us/ film]. Contempt with Brigitte Bardot shows at 4.30 pm Saturday & the others at various times throughout the weekend.

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

 

Sunday - Dance in Sunnyside, Flushing History Tour, Art Panel Discussion, LIC Arts Open Fall Fest, 7 Common Open Studio

queens things to do* In the photo at right you can see the historic Voelker Orth Victorian home in Flushing. There's an historic house tour this weekend - see details below.

* There's a Forgotten NY Flushing History Tour beginning at 12 noon and meeting in front of Flushing Town Hall at Northern Boulevard and Linden Place in Flushing [history / rsvp at info@astorialic.org or kevinjudewalsh@gmail.com - $20 / $15 GAHS Members].

* There's an art panel discussion in conjunction with the First I Was Afraid exhibit at the Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs located at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC beginning at 3 pm [free / art rsvp at 718-937-6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org].

* The Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC is hosting a program entitled the 7 Common Open Studio from 12 noon to 8 pm [must rsvp on their Facebook at www.fluxfactory.org]. The Flux Factory / Case Studios are,

"... inviting local practitioners [along the #7 subway line] working with food to use the Flux Gallery as a platform to share their work and their ideas ... in any format ... example, Gil Lopez will host a beer brewing workshop from 6pm."

* The two-day LIC Arts Open Fall Festival begins Saturday and ends Sunday open from 12 noon to 6 pm at the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Avenue in LIC [free / art]. It's also being hosted at the LIC Arts Open Gallery 30-30 47th Rd, the LIC Arts Center, Reis Studios & numerous other venues [see www.licartsopen.org for other venues]. * There's a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm in Gallery 2 at the Plaxall Gallery where Ellen Mandelbaum has work on exhibit. * Also Eduardo Anieves Studio at 1015 48th Avenue between Vernon & 11th Street will also be open both Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon to 8 pm and until 6 pm Sunday [free / art].

* Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Dances of the World / Bailes del Mundo on Friday & Saturday beginning at 8 pm & Sunday at 4 pm. The performance is described as,

"Award Winning Colombian Dance Company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo brings to Thalia’s stage a cultural celebration of rhythms and dance styles from around theworld ... featuring an eclectic selection of genres like Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Rumba, Cumbia, Mambo, Samba, Currulao, Belly Dance & more [$42 / $40 / $37 at www.thaliatheatre.org / dance / ends 11/26]."

* PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC and is hosting a performance from 3 to 6 pm of an alternative art performance by local NYC artists [art / $15 / $13].

_ Also see dance, art, film & theater events posted above on Friday and Saturday which also run on Sunday.

 

Queens Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs, Member Events Calendar

*Click here for stories about holiday events in Queens and Queens holiday markets. Click here for reports about Queens street fairs, Queens farmers markets & some shopping venues in Queens.

Also see Friday & Weekend Events above and / or click to Queens Events Member Calendar to view a number of additional weekend events. And click here for free summer concerts in Queens, free summer movies in Queens and free things to do and free summer theater in Queens & things to do.


Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Veteran's Day Weekend, Veil'd - New Play in Astoria, Gingerbread Players & 'Bourgeois Gentleman' in Forest Hills, World Dance & Jazz in Sunnyside, Only One You Art in LIC, & The Same Day & Anon (ymous) at LPAC

queens things to doNovember 10, 2017 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

_ #7 Subway Out this Weekend between Queensboro Plaza and Hudson Yards / 34th Street in Manhattan. Take the N from Queensboro Plaza to go into Manhattan or take buses locally to continue into LIC. For those who live in Astoria the R and E are options into Manhattan, as well as for those who live in and east of Jackson Heights [switch at 74th Street / Roosevelt]. Also note that there will be no local stops between Queensboro Plaza and 74th Street / Roosevelt in Jackson Heights either way as they are doing electrical work. I believe the work is to enable them to run driverless trains and to fit more onto the line.

_ Weather. The temperature highs will be around 40 on Friday and Saturday, rising to 50 on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 20's on Friday, rising to the low 30's Saturday, and high 30's by Sunday. There isn't any rain in the forecast. And the winds will range from around 20 mph Friday, dropping to about 12 by Saturday and 6 mph by Sunday. The humidity will be in the 30's Friday and Saturday, rising to the 60's by Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

_ In the photo at right you can see a prior performance of Jazz in the Sanctuary at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street and Skillman Avenue in Susnnyside. On Saturday there's another free performance - see details above.

 

Friday & Weekend - Anon(ymous) & The Same Day - Plays at LPAC, Dances of the World aka Bailes del Mundo

_ The photo at right shows the dancers of the world performing at Thalia Theatre this weekend - see details below.

_ There's a new play, Anon (ymous), being performed at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson AVenue in LIC beginning at 7.30 pm Friday & Saturday with a 2.30 pm matinee on Saturday [tickets www.lpac.nyc].

They describe the play as follows,

"Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel -- as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey."

_ At LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson AVenue in LIC there is a play entitled The Same Day beginning at 7 pm. The play is described as,

"On a ship, a grandfather and his grandson lie caught in the same time loop that plagues marginalized people everywhere, from refugee camps to major cities. Their endless return is a brutal, cruel, yet often hilarious version of today's present Global condition."

_ Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Dances of the World / Bailes del Mundo on Friday & Saturday beginning at 8 pm & Sunday at 4 pm. The performance is described as,

"Award Winning Colombian Dance Company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo brings to Thalia’s stage a cultural celebration of rhythms and dance styles from around the world ... featuring an eclectic selection of genres like Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Rumba, Cumbia, Mambo, Samba, Currulao, Belly Dance & more [$42 / $40 / $37 at www.thaliatheatre.org / dance / ends 11/26]."

queens things to do nyc_ There are performances of Veil'd which run from November 2 through November 18 at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at 30-44 Crescent Street at 30th Road in Astoria at 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and on Saturday there are also matinees at 2pm [$18 / $12 at www.apacny.org / theater]. They describe the play as,

"Not every fairy tale has sunshine. This world-premiere play follows Dima, a 16-year old girl with a rare skin condition. Cloistered away in her bedroom, her parents worry that she’ll never have the “normal” American teenage experience they sought for her when they came to New York from Afghanistan. Little do they know that Dima’s getting by with some help from her secret friends — Elliot, a poet who hangs out under her window hawking rhymes, and Speedo, a talking nurse shark who saves the day in more ways than one. But will Dima get her happy ending? Rapunzel never had it this bad … or this good."

_ 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].

* OLD _ There's a Korean Film Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria. See their website for various times / films [$15 / $11 / $7 / www.movingimage.us/ film].

 

Saturday - Happy Veterans Day, The Bourgeois Gentleman, Dances of the World, Veil'd Astoria, Jazz in Sunnyside & Only One You in Flux LICqueens things to do

_ The photo at right shows a platoon of Veterans marching in the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan in 2014. The Queens Veterans Day Parade was held last Sunday in Middle Village so as far as I know you'll have to go to Manhattan to see a Veterans Day Parade this weekend - see www.manhattanbuzz.nyc.

_ Gingerbread Players present "The Bourgeois Gentleman" at 7.30 pm on Saturday & Sunday at 2.30 pm at St. Luke's Church at 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills. A complimentary wine-and-cheese reception follows [suggested donation: $15 / $12 for students, seniors & groups]. See St Lukes Forest Hills in the Member Calendar for ticket info.

_ There's a jazz performance at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside featuring David Schnitter, tenor sax, and Marti Mabin, vocals, from 7 to 9 pm [free / music].

_ The Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC is hosting a new exhibit entitled, Only One You: Solo Exhibit by Teng Teng, from 10 am to 7 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday [free / www.fluxfactory.org / art / donations welcome]. The exhibit was described as,

"Teng Teng is a New York based painting artist from China. Her Microcosm Painting was inspired by ancient Chinese hand scrolls, a portable form of art originating in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The specialized miniature frame (1.1×1 inch) made of alloy, silver or 18k gold were originally designed by Teng Teng for containing small paints, and later transformed into a pendants to fit different accessories such as rings, necklaces, earrings, and brooches."

 

* OLD _ PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC and is hosting talks and performances from 12 noon to 6 pm about counter culture. The program is entitled Alternative ’80s: Club 57 and New York's Downtown Scene and described as,

"In conjunction with Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, Sunday Sessions presents a program of film, poetry, performances, discussion, and music rooted in the counterculture synonymous with downtown Manhattan in the 1970s and 1980s." Admission is $15 / $13.

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

 

Sunday - Carnegie Hall Concert LPAC, Dance in Sunnyside, Gingerbread Players @ St Luke's Theater

queens things to do_ In the photo at right you can see a man crossing the street while deeply in thought in Queens in a prior year.

_ There's a Carnegie Hall Neighborhood concert featuring tenor Danieley at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in LIC beginning at 3 pm and it's free [music].

_ Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Dances of the World / Bailes del Mundo on Friday & Saturday beginning at 8 pm & Sunday at 4 pm. The performance is described as,

"Award Winning Colombian Dance Company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo brings to Thalia’s stage a cultural celebration of rhythms and dance styles from around theworld ... featuring an eclectic selection of genres like Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Rumba, Cumbia, Mambo, Samba, Currulao, Belly Dance & more [$42 / $40 / $37 at www.thaliatheatre.org / dance / ends 11/26]."

_ Gingerbread Players present "The Bourgeois Gentleman" at 7.30 pm on Saturday & 2.30 pm Sunday at St. Luke's Church at 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills. A complimentary wine-and-cheese reception follows [suggested donation: $15 / $12 for students, seniors & groups]. See St Lukes Forest Hills in the Member Calendar for ticket info.

_ Also see dance, art, film & theater events posted above on Friday and Saturday which also run on Sunday.

 

Queens Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs, Member Events Calendar

*Click here for stories about holiday events in Queens and Queens holiday markets. Click here for reports about Queens street fairs, Queens farmers markets & some shopping venues in Queens.

Also see Friday & Weekend Events above and / or click to Queens Events Member Calendar to view a number of additional weekend events. And click here for free summer concerts in Queens, free summer movies in Queens and free things to do and free summer theater in Queens & things to do.


Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

The NYC Marathon in LIC, Daylight Savings Time, Joe Monteleone + The Rally Cat in Jamaica, Dances of the World at Thalia Sunnyside, the Gingerbread Players in the 'Bourgeois Gentleman' Forest Hills, a Chocolate Miracle, Day of the Dead & Momo Crawl

queens things to doNovember 3, 2017 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

 

* Weather. The temperature highs will be in the 70's Friday, dropping to the 60's for the rest of the weekend. The temperature lows will be in the 50's on Friday and Saturday, rising to the mid 60's on Sunday. There isn't any rain in the forecast and the winds will range between 10 - 15 mph, while the humidity will be around 60 Friday and Saturday, rising to the 80's by Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

 

* In the photo at right you can see the earnest faces of people running the NYC Marathon in Queens. The event attracts tens of thousands of runners from around the city, state, nation and globe - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend

Joe Monteleone + The Rally Cat, Bailes del Mundo, Day of the Dead & Miracle & Korean Film Fest

queens things to do nyc* The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue is hosting a performance entitled - Joe Monteleone + The Rally Cat - from 7 to 9 pm as part of their First Friday series. Click - JCAL Jamaica NYC in the Member Calendar for details [dance].

* Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Dances of the World / Bailes del Mundo on Friday & Saturday beginning at 8 pm & Sunday at 4 pm. The performance is described as,

"Award Winning Colombian Dance Company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo brings to Thalia’s stage a cultural celebration of rhythms and dance styles from around the world ... featuring an eclectic selection of genres like Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Rumba, Cumbia, Mambo, Samba, Currulao, Belly Dance & more [$42 / $40 / $37 at www.thaliatheatre.org / dance / ends 11/26]."

*The photo at right shows a performance of Dance Out Loud at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in 2013. The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is hosting a dance event Friday evening - see details above.

* The Chocolate Factory at 5-49 49th Avenue in LIC is hosting performances of Sophia Cleary + Neal Medlyn
Miracle
, a modern dance performance, beginning at 8 pm Friday and Saturday [$20 / theater / ends 11/4 / tickets at www.chocolatefactorytheater.org].

"What would have happened in 1993 (the same year that Anne Geddes envisioned her first coffee table book “Down in the Garden” and GG Allin died of a drug overdose) if Geddes had traveled from New Zealand to New York City to rendezvous with GG Allin? A full-length piece for two performers, Sophia Cleary and Neal Medlyn, with live DJing by Gillian Walsh, Miracle comprises extreme vocal techniques resulting from theatrical childhoods, treacly visual imagery, babies, flowers, microphones, punk rock, and angular, upsetting movement."

* The Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC is hosting a new exhibit entitled, Día de Muertos: Ofrenda by/por Martha Naranjo Sandoval, from 12 to 5 pm daily through this weekend [free / www.fluxfactory.org / art / donations welcome]. The exhibit was described as,

"... (Day of the Dead) Martha Naranjo Sandoval will be taking over FluxFactory’s gallery to build and present an ofrenda. Ofrendas are altars in which Mexicans remember our deceased loved ones. This ofrenda will be different from the traditional form, as it will be interpreted through Martha Naranjo Sandoval’s art practice. Martha offers the members of her extended community an opportunity to commemorate their loved ones who passed. We will be honoring over 60 beloved dead."

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

* There's a Korean Film Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria. See their website for various times / films [$15 / $11 / $7 / www.movingimage.us/ film].

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

_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].

 

Saturday - The Bourgeois Gentleman, Alternative 80's, Day of the Dead, Miracle, Korean Film Festqueens things to do

_The photo at right shows the Queens Consort playing mind soothing tunes in Queens in a prior year. They resume their season tonight - see details above & below.

* Gingerbread Players present "The Bourgeois Gentleman" at 2.30 pm on Saturday & Sunday at St. Luke's Church at 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills. A complimentary wine-and-cheese reception follows [suggested donation: $15 / $12 for students, seniors & groups]. Also on 11/11 at 7.30 pm & 11/12 at 2.30 pm. See St Lukes Forest Hills in the Member Calendar for ticket info.

* The Chocolate Factory at 5-49 49th Avenue in LIC is hosting performances of Sophia Cleary + Neal Medlyn
Miracle
, a modern dance performance, beginning at 8 pm Friday and Saturday [$20 / theater / ends 11/4 / tickets at www.chocolatefactorytheater.org].

"What would have happened in 1993 (the same year that Anne Geddes envisioned her first coffee table book “Down in the Garden” and GG Allin died of a drug overdose) if Geddes had traveled from New Zealand to New York City to rendezvous with GG Allin? A full-length piece for two performers, Sophia Cleary and Neal Medlyn, with live DJing by Gillian Walsh, Miracle comprises extreme vocal techniques resulting from theatrical childhoods, treacly visual imagery, babies, flowers, microphones, punk rock, and angular, upsetting movement."

* The Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC is hosting a new exhibit entitled, Día de Muertos: Ofrenda by/por Martha Naranjo Sandoval, from 12 to 5 pm daily through this weekend [free / www.fluxfactory.org / art / donations welcome]. The exhibit was described as,

"... (Day of the Dead) Martha Naranjo Sandoval will be taking over FluxFactory’s gallery to build and present an ofrenda. Ofrendas are altars in which Mexicans remember our deceased loved ones. This ofrenda will be different from the traditional form, as it will be interpreted through Martha Naranjo Sandoval’s art practice. Martha offers the members of her extended community an opportunity to commemorate their loved ones who passed. We will be honoring over 60 beloved dead."

* PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC and is hosting talks and performances from 12 noon to 6 pm about counter culture. The program is entitled Alternative ’80s: Club 57 and New York's Downtown Scene and described as,

"In conjunction with Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, Sunday Sessions presents a program of film, poetry, performances, discussion, and music rooted in the counterculture synonymous with downtown Manhattan in the 1970s and 1980s." Admission is $15 / $13.

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

 

Sunday - Daylight Savings Time, NYC Marathon, Thalia Dance, St Luke's Theater & Momo Crawl

* Set your clocks back one hour [fall back] for Daylight Savings Time which begins on Sunday midnight / 1 am.

* The NYC Marathon comes streaming through the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens beginning early Sunday morning. We'll post details later tonight. Click for best places to view the NYC Marathon in Queens. It's a bit dated, but still very relevant.

* There's a Momo Crawl in Jackson Heights from 2 to 5 pm, meeting just east of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights. The event provides a map of numerous restaurants that will provide a Momo for $1 when you present your passport, which costs $10. The proceeds go to a free Tibet and there will be cultural performances in the plaza.

* Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside opens a new show entitled Dances of the World / Bailes del Mundo on Friday & Saturday beginning at 8 pm & Sunday at 4 pm. The performance is described as,queens things to do

"Award Winning Colombian Dance Company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo brings to Thalia’s stage a cultural celebration of rhythms and dance styles from around theworld ... featuring an eclectic selection of genres like Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Rumba, Cumbia, Mambo, Samba, Currulao, Belly Dance & more [$42 / $40 / $37 at www.thaliatheatre.org / dance / ends 11/26]."

* Gingerbread Players present "The Bourgeois Gentleman" at 2.30 pm on Saturday & Sunday at St. Luke's Church at 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills. A complimentary wine-and-cheese reception follows [suggested donation: $15 / $12 for students, seniors & groups]. Also on 11/11 at 7.30 pm & 11/12 at 2.30 pm. See St Lukes Forest Hills in the Member Calendar for ticket info.

* The Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC is hosting a new exhibit entitled, Día de Muertos: Ofrenda by/por Martha Naranjo Sandoval, from 12 to 5 pm daily through this weekend [free / www.fluxfactory.org / art / donations welcome]. The exhibit was described as,

"... (Day of the Dead) Martha Naranjo Sandoval will be taking over FluxFactory’s gallery to build and present an ofrenda. Ofrendas are altars in which Mexicans remember our deceased loved ones. This ofrenda will be different from the traditional form, as it will be interpreted through Martha Naranjo Sandoval’s art practice. Martha offers the members of her extended community an opportunity to commemorate their loved ones who passed. We will be honoring over 60 beloved dead."

* There's a Korean Film Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria. See their website for various times / films [$15 / $11 / $7 / www.movingimage.us/ film].

* PS1 MoMA Museum is also open at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC and is hosting talks and performances from 12 noon to 6 pm about counter culture. The program is entitled Alternative ’80s: Club 57 and New York's Downtown Scene and described as,

"In conjunction with Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, Sunday Sessions presents a program of film, poetry, performances, discussion, and music rooted in the counterculture synonymous with downtown Manhattan in the 1970s and 1980s." Admission is $15 / $13.

* In the photo at right you can see a man and his dogs in a gentrying neighborhood in Queens.

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

 

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