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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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