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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Festival de las Flores, SummerStage Concerts, PS1 Warm Up Party, Elena Bangs on a Can, Putin's Russia Film, Alive N' Kickin' concert, Oracabessa Festival moved to LI

queens things to do* July 7, 2018 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the 80's and the temperature lows will be in the mid 60's throughout the weekend. After the showers of mid Friday afternoon, there's No Rain left in the weekend forecast. Winds will be around 10 - 14 mph through the weekend. The Humidity will be about 60% Friday, dropping to 40% for the remainder of the weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

* The photo at right shows the Festival de las Flores in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. The festival returns this weekend - see details below.

* MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

 

 

Friday - Stupid F##king Bird, SummerStage Springfield Park & Putin's Russia,

queens things to do* The photo at right shows the East River 4th of July Fireworks in the background of a shot taken in Sunnyside Queens. The July 4th fireworks went off without a hitch.

* Stupid F##king Bird will be playing at the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 8 - 10.30 pm through July 21st. The play is billed as,

"... sort of adapated from “The Seagull” by Anton Chekov ... Aaron Posner [the author], takes us deep into Chekhov's cathartic love quadrangel as it attempts to discover, with meta-theatricality, what it truly means to be an artist, and what it truly means to love..."

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street has an exhibit entitled Behind the Scene [ongoing] about film production, the Jim Henson exhibit about the creator of Sesame Street [ongoing], as well as numerous film screenings throughout the week. This month they are running a series about Putin's Russia [film / $9 / $11 / $15 - series ends July 15th].

* There are SummerStage concerts in Springfield Park in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood at 146th Road at 184th Street in southeastern Queens all weekend, beginning at 7 pm Friday [Legendary Ladies of Skyy & Rhythm Revue with Felix], 4 pm Saturday [Kranium, Federation Sound & DJ Polish] and 5 pm Sunday [EPMD & DJ Sylk].

 

Saturday - PS1 Warm Up Party, Stupid F##king Bird & SummerStage Springfield Park

queens things to do queens events nyc* The photo at right shows a late night scene from LaGuardia Airport which is surrounded by Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Flushing and College Point. NYC receives about 60 million visitors each year and many come over the summer.

* The second PS1 Warm Up Party at PS1 MoMA on Jackson Avenue at & 46th Avenue in Long Island City begins at 3 pm in the afternoon and runs until 9 pm [art / $18 - $22].

* Stupid F##king Bird will be playing at the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 8 - 10.30 pm through July 21st. The play is billed as,

"... sort of adapated from “The Seagull” by Anton Chekov ... Aaron Posner [the author], takes us deep into Chekhov's cathartic love quadrangel as it attempts to discover, with meta-theatricality, what it truly means to be an artist, and what it truly means to love..."

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street has an exhibit entitled Behind the Scene [ongoing] about film production, the Jim Henson exhibit about the creator of Sesame Street [ongoing], as well as numerous film screenings throughout the week. This month they are running a series about Putin's Russia [film / $9 / $11 / $15 - series ends July 15th].

* There are SummerStage concerts in Springfield Park in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood at 146th Road at 184th Street in southeastern Queens all weekend, beginning at 7 pm Friday [Legendary Ladies of Skyy & Rhythm Revue with Felix], 4 pm Saturday [Kranium, Federation Sound & DJ Polish] and 5 pm Sunday [EPMD & DJ Sylk].

 

Sunday - Festival de las Flores, Elena Moon Park Bangs on a Can, Putin's Russia, SummerStage Springfield Park, Alive N' Kickin' concert & Oracabessa Festival Moved to LI

queens things to do* The photo at right shows the reflection of #7 subway traversing time from the old solid stone buildings of the first half of the 20th century, to the new lightweight stone, glass and steel buildings of the early 21st century in Long Island City.

* The Festival de las Flores begins at 12 noon at 37th Avenue & 69th Street in the Jackson Heights and marches east to 88th Street and 37th Avenue, ending before 2 pm [kids / parades].

* The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria is hosting Elena Moon Park in the return of its Bang on a Can summer concert music series [art / donations welcome]. Ms. Park is billed as,

"... a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist with a passion for the preservation of diverse music and culture ..."

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street has an exhibit entitled Behind the Scene [ongoing] about film production, the Jim Henson exhibit about the creator of Sesame Street [ongoing], as well as numerous film screenings throughout the week. This month they are running a series about Putin's Russia [film / $9 / $11 / $15 - series ends July 15th].

* There are SummerStage concerts in Springfield Park in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood at 146th Road at 184th Street in southeastern Queens all weekend, beginning at 7 pm Friday [Legendary Ladies of Skyy & Rhythm Revue with Felix], 4 pm Saturday [Kranium, Federation Sound & DJ Polish] and 5 pm Sunday [EPMD & DJ Sylk].

* The Oracabessa Festival, which used to be held in Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica, every year at this time, has moved to Farmingdale out on Long Island this year on this Sunday, June 8th.

* Alive N' Kickin' will play 60's and contemporary music in a concert beginning at 6 pm at Rockaway Beach and 94th Street in the Rockaways neighborhood of Queens.

* Also see art exhibits and film above in the Friday & Weekend section.

 

Week Beginning 7.9.18 - Garden Creativi Tea Voelker Orth, Live at the Gantries Concert & Astoria Park Concert

* The Live at the Gantries concert series begins Tuesday, July 10th at 7 pm at ... the Gantries in Gantry State Park in LIC.

* The Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing is hosting a Creativi - Tea from 1 to 3.30 pm on Wednesday, July 11th [$4 / person / $10 families / kids under 3 free] where you will combine,

"... art with some nature in the garden, and a refreshing glass of iced tea on the side." 

* The Astoria Park Waterfront Concert series begins at 7.30 pm in Astoria Park on the great lawn. This week features Dancin' Machine doing 70's disco music [free / families / kids].

* On Thursday, July 12th, SummerStage returns to QueensBridge Park in LIC beginning at 7 pm, also on Friday at 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday at 4 pm [free / kids / music].

 

Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs & Member Events Calendar

* Click here for reports about Queens farmers markets, Queens street fairs, shopping venues in Queens and / or click to Queens Events Member Calendar to view a number of additional weekend events.

Also see Friday & Weekend Events above 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.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Under the Mets Grandstands by Seymour Butz.


Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Socrates Sculpture SummerStage Concert, PS1 Warm Up Party, Queensboro Dance Fest, Live the Magic 9, Putin's Russia on Film, Tango Flamenco Fusion

queens things to doJune 28, 2018 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 90's and the temperature lows will be in the mid 70's throughout the weekend. There's No Rain in the weekend forecast. Winds will be around 10 mph or less throughout the weekend. The Humidity will be about 50% throughout the weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

The photo at right shows the band playing prior to the Astoria Park Fireworks along the East River in a prior year. The rain may dampen people's enthusiasm to come out tonite / Thursday night.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS. ASTERISKED EVENTS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED.

Take Root & Fertile Ground modern dance performances all weekend, Sounds of Brazil and Family Fun at Rainey Park may all be found in our Member Calendar which I hope to update Friday 6.29 or Saturday, but you can view the event info now by clicking the link.

 

Friday - Socrates Sculpture Park Concert, Tango Flamenco Fusion & Putin's Russia

queens things to do queens events nycThe photo at right shows Queens / Bronx newest political celebrity - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - who defeated a two decades Congressman Joe Crowley in the 14th district Democratic primary. Standing next to her is Zephyr Teachout who ran against Cuomo for NYS Governor four years ago and this year is running to be the NYS Attorney General. The two were photographed in Astoria making a campaign stop across from the Kushner-owned building on Ditmars Blvd.

There's a concert of arias and duets at Socrates Sculpture Park at Broadway and Vernon Blvd in Astoria / LIC from 7 - 8.30 pm. The concert features Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes della Ramirez and Adrian Timpau as part of the SummerStage & Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series [free / music].

Thalia Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside has a new show, Tango Flamenco Fusion, that begins at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 4 pm on Sunday. The show is dance & musical encounter between Spain with India and the Middle East [theater / $37 / $42 / $45 - www.thaliatheatre.org - or see Queens Events Member Calendar - ends 7/1/18].

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street has an exhibit entitled Behind the Scene [ongoing] about film production, the Jim Henson exhibit about the creator of Sesame Street [ongoing], as well as numerous film screenings throughout the week. This month they are running a series about Putin's Russia [film / $9 / $11 / $15 - series ends July 15th].

 

Saturday - PS1 Warm Up Party, Queensboro Dance Festival & Live the Magic 9 Dinner Party

queens things to doThe photo at right shows the PS1 court yard about two months ago, which is where the PS1 Warm Up Parties are held. The buildings towering above the court yard in the background didn't exist only a few short years ago.

The first PS1 Warm Up Party begins in the afternoon in Long Island City at Jackson & 46th Avenue and runs until 9 pm [art / $18 - $22].

The Summer-long Queensboro Dance Festival arrives in Rockaway Beach at the 17th Street Stage where four dance companies will perform between 6 and 7 pm [free / rsvp at queensborodancefestival.com / dance].

Live the Magic 9 is a dance show and dinner party that runs from 8 pm to 1 am at the St. Albans FL Center at 172-17 Linden Blvd in St. Albans. Tickets are $55 / $65 & you can rsvp at jamaica311.com.

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street has an exhibit entitled Behind the Scene [ongoing] about film production, the Jim Henson exhibit about the creator of Sesame Street [ongoing], as well as numerous film screenings throughout the week. This month they are running a series about Putin's Russia [film / $9 / $11 / $15 - series ends July 15th].

Thalia Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside has a new show, Tango Flamenco Fusion, that begins at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 4 pm on Sunday. The show is dance & musical encounter between Spain with India and the Middle East [theater / $37 / $42 / $45 - www.thaliatheatre.org - or see Queens Events Member Calendar - ends 7/1/18].

 

Sunday - Putin's Russia, Flamenco & Tango, Art & Film

queens things to doThe photo at right shows the Museum of the Moving Image, which is hosting a film series about Putin's Russia - see details below.

Thalia Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside has a new show, Tango Flamenco Fusion, that begins at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 4 pm on Sunday. The show is dance & musical encounter between Spain with India and the Middle East [theater / $37 / $42 / $45 - www.thaliatheatre.org - or see Queens Events Member Calendar - ends 7/1/18].

The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria [art / donations welcome].

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street has an exhibit entitled Behind the Scene [ongoing] about film production, the Jim Henson exhibit about the creator of Sesame Street [ongoing], as well as numerous film screenings throughout the week. This month they are running a series about Putin's Russia [film / $9 / $11 / $15 - series ends July 15th].

Also see art exhibits and film above in the Friday & Weekend section.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED EVENTS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED.

* Q Museum // MoMA PS1 at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in LIC is hosting TBD, featuring local TBD from 8 pm to midnight [$15 / Art / https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/4413?locale=en].

* The Flux Factory in Long Island City is hosting a TBD [free / art / suggested donation of $10 or more].

 

Week Beginning 7.2.18 - 4th of July Fireworks East River

queens things to doOn Wednesday July 4th, there are Independence Day Fireworks on the East River in Queens beginning about dusk [about 9 - 9.30 pm]. The Long Island City waterfront parks [Hunters Point Park & Gantry State Park] generally fill up in the afternoon and the NYPD limits access as the event nears in order to manage the crowd. We'll have more as the big day nears.

 

Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs & Member Events Calendar

Click here for reports about Queens farmers markets, Queens street fairs, shopping venues in Queens and / or click to Queens Events Member Calendar to view a number of additional weekend events.

Also see Friday & Weekend Events above 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.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Under the Mets Grandstands by Seymour Butz.


Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Putin's Russia on Film, Get Out the Vote Drive & Petitioning, Jamaica Dance Festival, Tango Flamenco Fusion

queens things to do* June 20, 2018 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 80 and the temperature lows will be in the mid 60's throughout the weekend. There's No Rain in the weekend forecast. Winds will be around 14 mph Friday and Sunday, dropping to 7 mph on Saturday. The Humidity will be about 40% to 50% throughout the weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

* The photo at right shows Long Island City buildings sprouting up along the East River, overshadowing what was once a clear view of the Manhattan skyline.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

 

Friday - Tango Flamenco Fusion

* queens things to do queens events nycThe photo at right shows foreign visitors who just arrived in the U.S. via JFK Airport on one of the subways leading into Manhattan. New York City is host to over 60 million visitors each year.

* Thalia Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside has a new show, Tango Flamenco Fusion, that begins at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 4 pm on Sunday. The show is dance & musical encounter between Spain with India and the Middle East [theater / $37 / $42 / $45 - www.thaliatheatre.org - or see Queens Events Member Calendar - ends 7/1/18].

 

Saturday - Get Out the Vote, Putin's Russia, Dance Festival, Flamenco & Tango

*The photo at right shows a street scene in downtown Jamaica a couple of weeks ago.

* The Jamaica Dance Festival presents highlights from the Harlem Stage signature dance series, E-Moves. A dance workshop begins at 7.30 pm in Rufus King Park at Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street in Jamaica and the performancebegins at 8 pm. The performance features contemporary African choreographers including Omari Mizrahi, Tatiana Desardouin and Titilayo Derricote [dance / free].

queens things to do* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street has an exhibit entitled Behind the Scene [ongoing] about film production, the Jim Henson exhibit about the creator of Sesame Street [ongoing], as well as numerous film screenings throughout the week. This month they are running a series about Putin's Russia [film / $9 / $11 / $15].

* Thalia Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside has a new show, Tango Flamenco Fusion, that begins at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 4 pm on Sunday. The show is dance & musical encounter between Spain with India and the Middle East [theater / $37 / $42 / $45 - www.thaliatheatre.org - or see Queens Events Member Calendar - ends 7/1/18].

Get Out the Vote This Weekend & Petitioning

* 1. Jessica Ramos is running for Senate Jackson Heights / Corona. They are operating canvassing efforts that meet on Sunday, June 24th at Metropolis Realty at 29-17 23rd Avenue to canvass Astoria / Corona - both from 11 am to 3 pm to get Jessica on the ballot. Info at ramosforstatesenate.com.

* 2. Alexandria Ocasio is running for Congress 14th District. While the candidates above are petitioning for ballot signatures, Alexandria's primary is on Tuesday, June 26th, so she is hosting get out the vote efforts at 40-08 Case Street on the 2nd Floor [between Roosevelt and Elmhurst Avenues] in Jackson Heights / Corona on 1) Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, from 11.30 am to 9 pm, 2) Monday 6/25 beginning at 2.30 pm to 9 pm, and 3) Tuesday 6/26 [election day] from 5.30 am to 10 pm. Info at Ocasio2018.com.

 

Sunday - Flamenco & Tango, Art & Film

queens things to do* The photo at right shows a strap hanger riding the rails through western Queens.

* Thalia Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside has a new show, Tango Flamenco Fusion, that begins at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 4 pm on Sunday. The show is dance & musical encounter between Spain with India and the Middle East [theater / $37 / $42 / $45 - www.thaliatheatre.org - or see Queens Events Member Calendar - ends 7/1/18].

* The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria [art / donations welcome].

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street has an exhibit entitled Behind the Scene [ongoing] about film production, the Jim Henson exhibit about the creator of Sesame Street [ongoing], as well as numerous film screenings throughout the week. This month they are running a series about Putin's Russia [film / $9 / $11 / $15].

*Also see art exhibits and film above in the Friday & Weekend section.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ONLY ASTERISKED EVENTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

Q Museum // MoMA PS1 at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in LIC is hosting TBD, featuring local TBD from 8 pm to midnight [$15 / Art / https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/4413?locale=en].

The Flux Factory in Long Island City is hosting a TBD [free / art / suggested donation of $10 or more].

 

Next Week Beginning 6.25.18 - Astoria Park Fireworks on Thurs 6.28

* On Thursday the Astoria Park Fireworks Celebration begins at 7.30 pm with a concert followed by the fireworks around dusk which is generally around 9 to 9.30 pm.

 

Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs & Member Events Calendar

* Click here for reports about Queens farmers markets, Queens street fairs, shopping venues in Queens and / or click to Queens Events Member Calendar to view a number of additional weekend events.

Also see Friday & Weekend Events above 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.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Under the Mets Grandstands by Seymour Butz.


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