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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Daylight Savings Time, St Pat's Parade in the Rockaways, Irish Dances at Queens Theatre, Sculpture Center Workshop, LIC Artists Exhibit at Plaxall, Jay Jaxon Fashion at QHS & Plastic Grocery Bag Ban 'Enforcement' Delayed Until 4/1

queens things to do* March 6, 2020 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the high 40's on Friday & Saturday, rising to nearly 60 on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 30's on Friday & Saturday, rising to the mid 40's on Sunday. Rain is in the forecast for Friday, likely between 10 am - 9 pm, but the total rainfall will only be about a quarter inch. It will be cloudy on Saturday only. Winds will be 10 - 15 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be in the mid 60's % dropping to the mid 30% range on Saturday and Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

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

* The photo at right shows some of the artifacts collected from the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs on display at the Queens Museum. The museum has an ongoing exhibit of the two World's Fairs held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

 

Friday - Jay Jaxon Fashion @ QHS

* The Queens Historical Society at the Kingsland Homestead at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing is hosting a new exhibit surrounding Fashion Designer and Queens native Jay Jaxon through December 2020. They also have a Victorian parlor room exhibition showing it as it would have appeared in 1870. Tickets $3 / $5 - www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.

* From Wednesday, March 11 - Sunday, March 15, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting a series entitled First Look. The First Look provides viewers with an early glimpse of some of the museum's chosen recent European and other international films. There's also an exhibit entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

 

Saturday - St Pat's Parade in the Rockaways, LIC Artists at Plaxall, Irish Dances at Queens Theatre, MoMI 'First Look' coming Next Week

queens things to do* The photo at right shows a participant in one of the Queens St Patrick's Day Parades in Queens in a prior year. Last week there was a St. Pat's Parade in Sunnyside, and this week there's on in the Rockaways - see details below.

* The Rockaway St Patrick's Day Parade begins in Rockaway Beach on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. The day begins with a mass that starts at 9 am at 129th Street and Rockaway Blvd. All are welcome. There's an invitation only brunch that runs from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 333 Beach 90th Street. The parade begins at 1 pm at Beach 130th Street and Newport Avenue. The parade marches down Newport Avenue and along Rockaway Beach Blvd to 105th Street. The ceremonies are at St. Camillus Church at Beach 100th Street. They held a charity ball which they call Atun's Ball on February 8th. www.queenscountyparade.org.

* The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC is hosting a workshop that begins at 2 pm entitled Model to Exhaust a Lamp. The workshop will be lead by an artist who will have particpants create paper lamps while exploring the relationship between language and objects. The workshop is free www.sculpture-center.org.

* The Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park just behind / south of the Unisphere is hosting performances by the Trinity Irish Dance Company on Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm and on Sunday at 3 pm. The group will perform dances that hark back to Ye Olde Ireland as well as Irish American fusion dances with modern twists. Tickets are $20 / $42 at www.queenstheatre.org.

* There's an LIC Artists exhibit at the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Avenue in LIC. It's free and will run through March 15th. Open Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon - 5 pm & Thursday from 6 - 10 pm [art / free / www.licartists.org].

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens year round Farmers Markets below.

 

Sunday - Spring Forward into Daylight Savings Time, Irish Dances at Queens Theatre, Queens Museum

queens things to do* The photo at right shows the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens this year. Last night there was a Queens Borough President forum, where the four candidates seeking the highest office in the county, squared off. We'll have a full report with video and commentary on Monday.

* On Sunday we get to spring forward at 2 am [move your clock to 3 am] when Daylight Savings Time begins.

* The Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park just behind / south of the Unisphere is hosting performances by the Trinity Irish Dance Company on Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm and on Sunday at 3 pm. The group will perform dances that hark back to Ye Olde Ireland as well as Irish American fusion dances with modern twists. Tickets are $20 / $42 at www.queenstheatre.org.

* It's low tide at the Queens Museum located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park adjacent to the Unisphere. The new exhibits begin on April 5th, but in the meantime it's a good time to look at their Tiffany glass exhibit, their 1964 World's Fair panoramic replica map of NYC, their NYS water supply map and their two World's Fairs Collection [art / www.queensmuseum.org].

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for link to year round Queens Farmers Markets below.

 

Week Beginning 3.9.20 - Rough Draft Festival Begins at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Begins, First Look Film at MoMI, Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Transition Period

* The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center located at 31-10 Thomson Ave in LIC is hosting the annual Rough Draft Festival which runs from Wednesday, March 11th through Friday, April 3rd, 2020. The theater festival presents a series of contemporary, original and oftentimes first glimpses of works in progress by local actors, musicians, choreographers and dancers. Tickets $8 Students & Seniors / $15 at www.lpac.nyc.

* From Wednesday, March 11 - Sunday, March 15, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting a series entitled First Look. The First Look provides viewers with an early glimpse of some of the museum's chosen recent European and other international films. There's also an exhibit entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

* The NYC Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Began Sunday March 1st, but the government is giving businesses and consumers through the end of March to make the change before they begin enforcing it. The NYC Department of Sanitation is giving away free reusable bags at select locations in conjunction with NYC Councilmembers - use this url to see when the next event is being held near you - https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/dsnyevents

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

* March 2020 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens holiday events / holiday things to do in Queens, Queens farmers markets, or here for Queens Events Member Calendar or click for reports about Queens street fairs and other weekend events. Also 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.

CLICK here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties and here for shopping venues in Queens.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events above have been updated.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

St Pat's For All Parade, Modern Dance, LIC Artists Exhibit, Jay Jaxon Fashion @ QHS, MoMI Film, Queens Museum & Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Begins

queens things to doFebruary 28, 2020 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will hover around 40 throughout the weekend. The temperature lows will be in the high 20's on Friday & Saturday, rising to the mid 30's on Sunday. No Precipitation is in the forecast this weekend. It will be cloudy on Saturday and a sunny Sunday. Winds will be 10 - 15 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be in the high 30% range all weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

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

The photo at right shows some of the marchers in a prior St. Pat's For All Parade in Sunnyside. Scroll down for a link to section of our coverage of prior parades.

 

Friday - Jay Jaxon Fashion @ QHS

The Queens Historical Society at the Kingsland Homestead at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing is hosting a new exhibit surrounding Fashion Designer and Queens native Jay Jaxon through December 2020. They also have a Victorian parlor room exhibition showing it as it would have appeared in 1870. Tickets $3 / $5 - www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.

 

Saturday - Skimming the Surface Modern Dance, LIC Artists Exhibit, MoMI 'First Look' coming soon

queens things to doThe photo at right shows an ongoing exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The museum has a number of ongoing exhibits well worth a look, and the First Look Festival runs March 11 - 15, so you might want to browse the schedule and buy tickets now - see their website address below.

Skimming the Surface, a modern dance performance is being hosted at Green Space at 37-24 24th Street in Studio 301 in LIC from 1 - 2 pm on Saturday [dance / Free but rsvp at info@DanceEntropy.org]. For details see the Member Calendar.

There's an LIC Artists exhibit at the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Avenue in LIC. It's free and will run through March 15th. Open Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon - 5 pm & Thursday from 6 - 10 pm [art / free / www.licartists.org].

From Wednesday, March 11 - Sunday, March 15, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting a series entitled First Look. The First Look provides viewers with an early glimpse of some of the museum's chosen recent European and other international films. There's also an exhibit entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens year round Farmers Markets below.

 

Sunday - St Pat's For All Parade, Low Tide at the Queens Museum & Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Begins

queens things to doThe photo at right shows the first televised broadcast being made from the 1939 World's Fair near the Queens Museum by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The museum has an ongoing exhibit of the two World's Fairs held there.

FYI - The NYC Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Begins Sunday March 1st. The NYC Department of Sanitation is giving away free reusable bags at select locations in conjunction with NYC Councilmembers - use this url to see when the next event is being held near you - https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/dsnyevents

The first Queens St. Patrick's Day begins with the St. Pat's For All Parade in Sunnyside on Sunday March 1, 2020 that assembles at 12 noon and steps off at 1 pm. The parade marches from 48th and Skillman Avenue to 58th and Woodside Avenue. There's a benefit concert on Friday February 28th beginning at 6 pm at the Irish Arts Center at 553 West 51st Street in Manhattan where admission is $60. www.stpatsforall.org. Click for photos and reports about prior St Pat's For All Parade Sunnyside. Or scroll down to browse through our recent report on St Pat's Day Irish pubs in Queens.

It's low tide at the Queens Museum located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park adjacent to the Unisphere. The new exhibits begin on April 5th, but in the meantime it's a good time to look at their Tiffany glass exhibit, their 1964 World's Fair panoramic replica map of NYC, their NYS water supply map and their two World's Fairs Collection [art / www.queensmuseum.org].

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for link to year round Queens Farmers Markets below.

 

Week Beginning 3.2.20 - An Evening of Fine Food, Clean Power Initiative Meeting, Plastic Grocery Bag Ban

FYI - The NYC Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Begins Sunday March 1st. The NYC Department of Sanitation is giving away free reusable bags at select locations in conjunction with NYC Councilmembers - use this url to see when the next event is being held near you - https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/dsnyevents

On Tuesday, March 3rd from 6 - 9.30 pm there's a Queens Center for Progress fundraiser centered around chefs and fine food at the Terrace on the Park at 52-11 111th Street in the Corona neighborhood of Queens. Tickets $135 at www.queenscp.org.

On Thursday, March 5th, there's an Astoria Public Power Town Hall from 6.30 - 8.30 pm at the HANAC George Douris Tower at 2740 Hoyt Avenue South in Astoria. Local government officials and community activists will discuss the possibility of having the government begin the process of investing in clean energy since the private profiteering companies have been dragging their feet far too long.

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

March 2020 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens holiday events / holiday things to do in Queens, Queens farmers markets, or here for Queens Events Member Calendar or click for reports about Queens street fairs and other weekend events. Also 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.

CLICK here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties and here for shopping venues in Queens.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events above have NOT been updated.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Black Film Festival, LIC Artists Opening Reception, Black History Month Celebration, Non-Profit Talent Expo, Sunnyside Artists Firewater Fundraiser, Jump, Jay Jaxon Fashion, MoMI Film & Art Exhibits ending at Queens Museum

queens things to do* February 21, 2020 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 30's Friday, rising to the mid 40's Saturday and rising to the low 50's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the high 20's on Friday, rising to the low 30's for Saturday & Sunday. No Rain or Snow is in the forecast this weekend. It will be a sunny weekend. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be in the mid 30% on Friday & Saturday, rising to the mid 40% on Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

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

* The photo at right shows a shopping window display. Traditional bricks n' mortar retailers have been under siege the past decade by big box and online retail outlets. A few things in life are certain - death, taxes and change.

 

Friday - Jump at the Astoria Performing Arts Center

* The Astoria Performing Arts Center at 28-21 Steinway Street presents Jump which is an original play featuring two sisters and their father trying to process a traumatic event. Showtimes begin at 8 pm Friday & Saturday, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 3 pm. Tickets are $25 / $20 at www.apacny.org]. This runs three weekends beginning 2/7 and ending 2/23.

 

Saturday - Long Island City Artists Opening Reception, Black Film Festival, Sunnyside Artists Firewater Fundraiser, Black History Month, Jay Jaxon Fashion, MoMI First Look coming soon

queens things to do* The photo at right shows an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria in a prior year. The First Look Festival runs March 11 - 15, so you might want to browse the schedule and buy tickets now - see their website address below.

* There's a Black Film Festival at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street in Jamaica from 4 - 10 pm [Tickets $10 - $30 at queensunderground718 on eventbrite.com or see calendar at www.jamaicapac.org].

* There's an LIC Artists opening reception for a new exhibit from 7 - 10 pm at the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Avenue in LIC. It's free and will run through March 15th.

* There's a Sunnyside Artists Firewater Fundraiser from 1 - 4 pm at 39-46 Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside. It's free admission, for raffles and fun, but if you pay $5 you get a pizza slice and happy hour bar prices.

* There's a Black History Month Celebration from 1 - 4 pm at the New Jerusalem Worship Center at 122-05 Smith Street in Jamaica. The program will feature over a dozen different song and dance performances including an appearance by Tony Bennett. Free.

* The Queens Historical Society at the Kingsland Homestead at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing is hosting a new exhibit surrounding Fashion Designer and Queens native Jay Jaxon through December 2020. Tickets $3 / $5 - www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is showing an exhibit entitled Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in the Behind the Screen section of the museum through Feb 23, 2020. It's about character / puppet making by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Another exhibit is entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens year round Farmers Markets below.

 

Sunday - Non Profit Talent Expo, MoMI Film & Art Exhibits ending at Queens Museum

queens things to do* The photo at right shows a woman in Queens at a public event a few years ago.

* There's a Non-Profit Talent Expo from 12 noon to 3 pm at the Church-in-the-Gardens Community House at 15 Borage Place in Forest Hills. The effort is designed to bring together volunteers and organizations that could use their participation. The program will be attended by: LIJ Forest Hills Hospital, Hunts Point Alliance for Children, Briarwood Family Shelter, Queens Community House, Festival of Cinema NYC, Bobbi and the Strays Animal Rescue, Gallop NYC, North Shore Animal League America, Womankind, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing ...

* Two exhibits began October 6th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park which will end this weekend. One is about French artist Nicolas Moufarrege who did embroidered paintings in Paris, Lebanon and NYC in the latter part of the 20th century [thru 2/23]. And the other, My Blue Window, is a contemporary American artist's installation that explores institutionalized racism [thru 2/23].

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for link to year round Queens Farmers Markets below.

 

Week Beginning 2.24.20 - BQX Workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image & Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Begins Sunday 3/1

* On Tuesday, February 25th, there's a BQX Workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image between 6.30 - 8.30 pm. The BQX is the proposed transit connector between Brooklyn and Queens.

* FYI - The NYC Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Begins Sunday March 1st. The NYC Department of Sanitation is giving away free reusable bags at select locations in conjunction with NYC Councilmembers - use this url to see when the next event is being held near you - https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/dsnyevents

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

* February 2020 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens holiday events / holiday things to do in Queens, Queens farmers markets, or here for Queens Events Member Calendar or click for reports about Queens street fairs and other weekend events. Also 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.

CLICK here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties and here for shopping venues in Queens.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ONLY ASTERISKED events above have been updated.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Valentines Day, Presidents Day Weekend, Jump, Delightful Haitian Fest, Divas de Espana, Jay Jaxon Fashion, Queens Museum Art & MoMI Film & Modern Dance in Astoria & Flushing

queens things to doFebruary 14, 2020 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the low to mid 30's, Friday and Saturday, rising to the high 40's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the high teens on Friday, rising to about 30 for Saturday & Sunday. No Rain or Snow is in the forecast this weekend, but it will be cloudy beginning midday Saturday and on Sunday. Winds will be about 10 mph on Friday and Saturday, dropping to about 5 mph on Sunday. The Humidity will be about 40% on Friday & Saturday, rising to the mid 50% on Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

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

The photo at right shows the NYC Panorama at the Queens Museum. On Sunday two exhibits will end, so this is your last chance to see them - see details below.

 

Friday - Valentines Day, Jump, Divas de Espana

queens things to doThe photo at right shows a modern dance performance at Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside in a prior year. The performance of Divas ends Valentines Day - see details below.

CLICK here for a compendium of some possible Valentines Day restaurants and romantic restaurants in Queens.

The Astoria Performing Arts Center at 28-21 Steinway Street presents Jump which is an original play featuring two sisters and their father trying to process a traumatic event. Showtimes begin at 8 pm Friday & Saturday, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 3 pm. Tickets are $25 / $20 at www.apacny.org]. This runs three weekends beginning 2/7 and ending 2/23.

Divas runs through February 14th at Thalia Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside. Showtimes at 8 pm Friday. Tickets $35 at www.thaliatheatre.org.

 

Saturday - Delightful Haitian Fest, Family Comedy Sunnyside, Jay Jaxon Fashion, MoMI First Look coming soon

queens things to doThe photo at right shows an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria in a prior year. The First Look Festival runs March 11 - 15, so you might want to browse the schedule and buy tickets now - see their website address below.

There's a Family Comedy performance at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside from 7 to 9 pm [free]. See additional details in the Member Calendar.

For the second weekend in a row, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning [aka JCAL] located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica is hosting a free Delightful Haitian Food & Cultural Festival from 6 - 10 pm. The event includes music, film and Latinx / Cuban food. If you pre-register you can enter early and get first dibs www.thedelightfulfestival.com.

The Queens Historical Society at the Kingsland Homestead at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing is hosting a new exhibit surrounding Fashion Designer and Queens native Jay Jaxon through December 2020. Tickets $3 / $5 - www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is showing an exhibit entitled Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in the Behind the Screen section of the museum through Feb 23, 2020. It's about character / puppet making by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Another exhibit is entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens year round Farmers Markets below.

 

Sunday - Rioult Dance in Astoria, VG/DE Dance in Flushing, MoMI Film & Art at Queens Museum

queens things to doThe photo at right shows a prior dance performance by Rioult Dance in Astoria. On Sunday there's a free performance - see details below.

There's a Multi-Cultural Celebration - through modern dance - from 12.30 - 4.30 pm at RIOULT Dance Center on 34-01 Steinway Street in Astoria. It's sponsored by CALDC and is free [www.centralastoria.org].

Valerie Green / Dance Entropy will be performing from 1 - 3 pm at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd in Flushing. The performance, entitled Home, is described as,

"... an international collaboration with choreographers from Sweden, India, Uganda, Columbia and Lebanon. Each examines the concept of home from their unique perspective.." - www.flushingtownhall.org - more details in the Member Calendar- and it's FREE.

Two exhibits began October 6th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park which will end this weekend. One is about French artist Nicolas Moufarrege who did embroidered paintings in Paris, Lebanon and NYC in the latter part of the 20th century [thru 2/16]. And the other, My Blue Window, is a contemporary American artist's installation that explores institutionalized racism [thru 2/16].

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for link to year round Queens Farmers Markets below.

 

Week Beginning 2.17.20 - Presidents Day

Here are some suggestions for things to do on Presidents Day in Queens which is a national / federal holiday. Enjoy.

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

February 2020 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens holiday events / holiday things to do in Queens, Queens farmers markets, or here for Queens Events Member Calendar or click for reports about Queens street fairs and other weekend events. Also 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.

CLICK here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties and here for shopping venues in Queens.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events above have NOT been updated.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Guitar Mash, Jump, Delightful Haitian Fest, Divas de Espana, Hip to Hip at the Voelker Orth, Jay Jaxon Fashion, Project 44 & Annalee Traylor & Haitian Delights Food Fest

queens things to do* February 7, 2020 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 50's, Friday, low 40's Saturday and mid 40's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be around 30 on Friday & Saturday, rising to 40 by Sunday. Scant Rain or Snow is in the forecast this weekend, with a slight possibility of a small amount Friday afternoon and again late Sunday evening - but it will be CLOUDY most of the weekend. Winds will range from 5 - 10 mph throughout the weekend. The Humidity will range from the mid 60% on Friday, dropping to the mid 40% range on Saturday and rising back to about 60% on Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

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

* The photo at right shows a dance performance I saw last night at the Brick Theater in Brooklyn. The performance is going to be featured in the Rough Draft Festival which begins March 11th at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in LIC. Details coming later this month.

 

Friday - Guitar Mash, Jump, Divas de Espana, Hip to Hip at the Voelker Orth, Project 44 & Annalee Traylor

queens things to do* The photo at right shows a modern dance performance at Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside in a prior year. The performance of Divas continues - see details below.

* There's a Guitar Mash at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd in Flushing beginning at 7 pm [$10 / $8]. The event is described as an urban campfire where guitarists in the audience are encouraged to accompany those on stage - www.flushingtownhall.org.

* The Astoria Performing Arts Center at 28-21 Steinway Street presents Jump which is an original play featuring two sisters and their father trying to process a traumatic event. Showtimes begin at 8 pm Friday & Saturday, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 3 pm. Tickets are $25 / $20 at www.apacny.org].

* Green Space at 37-24 24th Street in Studio 301 in LIC presents Take Root - Project 44 & Annalee Traylor beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday [dance / $17 at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org or at door $20 cash / $22 credit card]. For details see the Member Calendar.

* Hip to Hip Theater Company will perform Troilus and Cressida at the Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 138th Avenue in Flushing beginning at 7 pm. It's a Shakespearean romantic comedy and it's free. First come first serve seating - www.vomuseum.org.

* Divas opens at Thalia Theatre Friday night 1/31/20 at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside and runs weekends through February 14th. Showtimes at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. Tickets $35 at www.thaliatheatre.org.

 

Saturday - Delightful Haitian Fest, Jay Jaxon Fashion & Modern Dance Performances

queens things to do* The photo at right shows the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing which is hosting a free performance of a Shakespearean comedy performed by Hip to Hip Theater Company - see details above.

* The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning [aka JCAL] located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica is hosting a free Delightful Haitian Food & Cultural Festival from 6 - 10 pm. The event includes music, film and food. If you pre-register you can enter early and get first dibs www.thedelightfulfestival.com.

* The Queens Historical Society at the Kingsland Homestead at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing is hosting an Opening Reception from 3 - 5.30 pm for their new exhibit surrounding Fashion Designer and Queens native Jay Jaxon including a talk by the curator. Tickets $3 / $5 - www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.

* Green Space at 37-24 24th Street in Studio 301 in LIC presents Take Root - Project 44 & Annalee Traylor beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday [dance / $17 at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org or at door $20 cash / $22 credit card]. For details see the Member Calendar.

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens year round Farmers Markets below.

 

Sunday - Project 44 & Annalee Traylor, MoMI Film & Queens Museum Art

queens things to do* The photo at right shows a prior dance performance at Green Space in LIC. This weekend there are performances nightly - see details below.

* The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC is hosting an exhibit walk through for Poem of the Earth: From Ego to Eco, from 4 - 5.30 pm. It's free but wise to rsvp at 718.937.6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org.

* Green Space at 37-24 24th Street in Studio 301 in LIC presents Fertile Ground New Works Showcase beginning at 7 pm [dance / $15 at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org or at door - see details in the Member Calendar].

* Four exhibits began October 6th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art / www.queensmuseum.org]. One is about the works of illustrator Rube Goldberg, a well known 20th century comic illustrator [thru 2/9]. Another about French artist Nicolas Moufarrege who did embroidered paintings in Paris, Lebanon and NYC in the latter part of the 20th century [thru 2/16]. My Blue Window is a contemporary American artist's installation that explores institutionalized racism [thru 2/16]. And Fade into Black which was a look at the changing message of T-shirts created in Latin America and Southeast Asia, worn here and recycled in Latin America and Southeast Asia, has ended.

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is showing an exhibit entitled Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in the Behind the Screen section of the museum through Feb 23, 2020. It's about character / puppet making by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Another exhibit is entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for link to year round Queens Farmers Markets below.

 

Week Beginning 2.10.20 - Valentines Day, The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King, Master Dance Class in LIC & LGA Job Fair

* CLICK here for a compendium of some possible Valentines Day restaurants and romantic restaurants in Queens.

* On Monday February 10th beginning at 6 pm the Queens Public Library at 41-17 Main Street in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, will host a theatrical performance by the Shades of Truth Theatre entitled The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King. The show runs about an hour to an hour and a half. Free.

* On Wednesday, February 12th from 10 am - 2 pm there's an LGA Aviation Job Fair at Elmcor at 33-16 108th Street in Corona.

* On Wednesday, February 12th from 6.30 - 8 pm at Green Space at 37-24 24th Street in Studio 301 in LIC there's a Master Class w/ Ashley Lobo that incorporates Indian dance techniques including yoga, breath and touch into the movements [see details in the Member Calendar].

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

* February 2020 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens holiday events / holiday things to do in Queens, Queens farmers markets, or here for Queens Events Member Calendar or click for reports about Queens street fairs and other weekend events. Also 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.

CLICK here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties and here for shopping venues in Queens.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ONLY ASTERISKED events above have been updated.

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