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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

St. Patrick's Day, Rough Draft Festival, Flux Factory, No More MCI Rally, Green Space Modern Dance, Sculpture Center, Noguchi

queens things to doMarch 15, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 70 Friday, dropping to about 50 for the rest of the weekend. The temperature lows will around 45 on Friday, dropping to the low 30's the rest of the weekend. Precipitation - there's a 60% chance of 1/5 inch of rain Friday between 5 and 10 pm. It's clear sailing the rest of the weekend. Winds will be about 15 mph Friday & Saturday, dropping to about 10 mph Sunday. The Humidity will be about 70% Friday, dropping into the 40% range the rest of the weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

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

The photo at right was taken a few years back of a performance at Green Space in LIC. This weekend they're hosting Take Root on Friday & Saturday and Fertile Ground on Sunday.

 

Friday - Untitled Femme Maison at LPAC, Flux Factory LIC, Green Space Modern Dance, Sculpture & Art

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows some MTA Subway Maintenance Workers in the Flushing tunnel about a month ago. The NYC subway system, most of which was built about a century ago, is nearing its capacity limits on some lines at some times of day.

The Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC, kicked off the 'Your Welcome' series on Thursday 3/14 and it runs through Monday, March 18th. There's an opening reception from 7 - 10 pm Friday, and on Saturday from 4 - 6 pm there will be scripts and poetic thoughts [art / free].

On Friday, March 15th the Rough Draft Festival begins at 7 pm at LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in LIC. The first performance is entitled 'Untitled Femme Maison' which is "sound based theater works" being performed in the Little Theater. The festival includes dance, music and theatrical performances of original works and runs through April 13th [free but rsvp at lpac.nyc].

Green Space at 37-24 24th Street [#301] in LIC presents Take Root - Ramona Sekulovic Modern Dance beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday [dance / $15 at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org or at door $20 cash / $22 credit card].

The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Akari - Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded - A Collection by Ymer & Malta through April 14, 2019. The first Friday of each month, admission is free from 10 am - 5 pm and there's a 2 pm gallery tour [art / $5 & $10 donations welcome].

The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm thru March 25th.

 

Saturday - No More MCI Rally, Soh Daiko at LPAC, Green Space Take Root, Flux Factory LIC, Art

queens things to doRioult at the Rough Draft Festival at LPAC. The photo at right, taken a few years back, shows the Rioult Dance Company at the La Guardia Performing Arts Center. Rioult returns Sunday - see details in Sunday below.

On Saturday, Woodside on the Move is hosting a No More MCI Rally focused on bolstering support for strengthened tenants' rights and to cut landlord loopholes for rent increases. This is to influence legislation being worked on in Albany to update tenant / landlord laws. The rally is being held from 2 - 4 pm at the Universal Church at 68-03 Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside.

On Saturday, March 16th the Rough Draft Festival continues at 3 pm at LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in LIC. This performance is by 'Soh Daiko' which is Japanese drumming which will be performed in the Little Theater. The festival includes dance, music and theatrical performances of original works and runs through April 13th [free but rsvp at lpac.nyc / SOLD OUT but you can go stand by for no shows starting at 2:50 pm given the tickets were distributed for free].

The Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC, kicked off the 'Your Welcome' series on Thursday 3/14 and it runs through Monday, March 18th. There's an opening reception from 7 - 10 pm Friday, and on Saturday from 4 - 6 pm there will be scripts and poetic thoughts [art / free].

Green Space at 37-24 24th Street [#301] in LIC presents Take Root - Ramona Sekulovic Modern Dance beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday [dance / $15 at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org or at door $20 cash / $22 credit card].

The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm.

 

Sunday - Happy St. Pat's Day, Rioult at LPAC, Green Space Modern Dance, Theater, Film, Art

queens things to doThe photo at right shows a pint of Guinness at Donovan's Irish pub in Woodside a few years back. St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, which will be celebrated in Irish pubs around the city.

Today is St. Patrick's Day, which is a traditional Irish day of celebration & libation. Scroll down to see a report we posted about a few Irish pubs, bars and restaurants in Queens.

On Sunday, March 17th the Rough Draft Festival continues at 3 pm at LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in LIC. This performance is by 'Rioult Dance Company' which is a Queens based modern dance company which will be performing Fables in the Little Theater. The festival includes dance, music and theatrical performances of original works and runs through April 13th [dance / $15 / rsvp at lpac.nyc].

Green Space at 37-24 24th Street [#301] in LIC presents Fertile Ground New Works Showcase beginning at 7 pm [dance / $13 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org / at door $13 cash, $15 credit card].

The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Akari - Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded - A Collection by Ymer & Malta through April 14, 2019. The first Friday of each month, admission is free from 10 am - 5 pm and there's a 2 pm gallery tour [art / $5 & $10 donations welcome].

The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm.

 

MOSTLY DONE - ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

* The Queens International exhibits opened last Fall on October 7th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is on display through February 24, 2019 [art].

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting a Friday Evening Black History Month Series featuring one themed film each Friday beginning at 7.30 pm through February 22nd [film $15 / $11 / $7 - www.movingimage.us].

* PS1 MoMA at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in LIC has several art exhibits open, including Bruce Nauman Disappearing Acts which runs through Feb 25, 2019 [art / $20]. On Friday, February 1 from 8 pm to 12 midnight there's a Lunar New Year Celebration [sold out as of 2/1/19]. On Friday & Saturday from 1 - 5 pm there's a performance of Wall-Floor positions [free w/ admission]. And on Sunday there are three different programs entitled Hot House: Flowers & Cannabis by Broccoli Magazine [lecture panel] from 12 noon to 6 pm, Talking Nauman with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and a musical performance entitled Queer Trash from 3 to 6 pm.

 

Week Beginning 3.18.19 - Queens World Film Fest Opens & Rough Draft Festival Continues at LPAC

The Rough Draft Festival began on 3/15 at LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in LIC. The festival includes dance, music and theatrical performances of original works and runs through April 13th. On Tuesday there's an event related to it - details coming shortly.

On Thursday, March 21st the Queens World Film Festival begins at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street. There are literally hundreds of independent films being shown during the festival at various times daily, as well as numerous events. The festival runs through March 31st. See www.queensworldfilmfestival.com for showtimes or click this link for further onsite details - Queens World Film Festival 2019.

 

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Daylight Savings Time, Thalia Spanish Theater, Artists Talk in LIC, Sculpture Center, Noguchi Art & Amazon Debate Continues?

queens things to do* March 8, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 50 and the temperature lows will around 40 all weekend. Precipitation - there's a 100% chance of about a half inch of rain beginning late Saturday night and clearing up by 12 noon. Winds will be about 5 mph Friday & Saturday, rising to about 10 mph Sunday. The Humidity will be about 50% Friday, 60% Saturday and near 90% on Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

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

* The photo at right was taken last year in Flushing. The woman is standing in front of a mural at the Queens Center shopping mall.

 

Friday - Spanish Theater, Sculpture, Art & Amazon Debate Continues?

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows some a view from Queens Blvd looking westward in Long Island City a year ago. It seems there's an ongoing battle between those who want Amazon to come to Queens and those who do not. This debate continues in spite of statements by both the Mayor and Amazon telling folks that the initial deal agreement is over.

I suspect Amazon will increase its presence in NYC over time, likely using the same tax breaks offered to others, doing it gradually instead of in one fell swoop, in order to avoid reputation-damaging negative publicity. Bezos is an intelligent man and that would seem an intelligent approach to building up a presence here. And both Google and Facebook have used this approach.

* At Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. It's a performance of a Colombian dance company performing various Latin dances. Tickets are $45 / $42 & Fridays $37 / $40. Last performance is Sunday 3/10.

* The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Akari - Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded - A Collection by Ymer & Malta through April 14, 2019. The first Friday of each month, admission is free from 10 am - 5 pm and there's a 2 pm gallery tour [art / $5 & $10 donations welcome].

* The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm thru March 25th.

 

Saturday - Bi-lingual Dance, Art

queens things to do* Art at the Bulova Corporate Center. The photo at right, taken last year, shows one of the artworks hanging at the Bulova Corporate Center in the East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens.

* At Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. It's a performance of a Colombian dance company performing various Latin dances. Tickets are $45 / $42 & Fridays $37 / $40. Last performance is Sunday 3/10.

* The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm.

 

Sunday - Daylight Savings Time, Artists Talk at Dorsky, Thalia Spanish Theater, Film, Art & Biking

queens things to do* The photo at right shows a cyclist in Jackson Heights last year. With temperatures rising into the mid 50's this weekend, it's likely a lot more cyclists will hit the road.

* On Sunday - March 10, 2019 at 2 am Daylight Savings begins where you 'spring ahead' by moving your clock ahead an hour.

* The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has a group exhibit entitled Works on Paper by Showhegan Alumni which opened February 17th and runs through April 7th. There's a dialogue between two Showhegan artists Rebecca Baldwin and Traci Tullius from 3 - 4.30 pm on Sunday 3/10. They are open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm [art / free but limited seating so rsvp@dorsky.org or 718.937.6317].

* At Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. It's a performance of a Colombian dance company performing various Latin dances. Tickets are $45 / $42 & Fridays $37 / $40. Last performance is Sunday 3/10.

* The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Akari - Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded - A Collection by Ymer & Malta through April 14, 2019. The first Friday of each month, admission is free from 10 am - 5 pm and there's a 2 pm gallery tour [art / $5 & $10 donations welcome].

* The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm.

 

MOSTLY DONE - ASTERISKED events have been updated.

The Queens International exhibits opened last Fall on October 7th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is on display through February 24, 2019 [art].

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting a Friday Evening Black History Month Series featuring one themed film each Friday beginning at 7.30 pm through February 22nd [film $15 / $11 / $7 - www.movingimage.us].

PS1 MoMA at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in LIC has several art exhibits open, including Bruce Nauman Disappearing Acts which runs through Feb 25, 2019 [art / $20]. On Friday, February 1 from 8 pm to 12 midnight there's a Lunar New Year Celebration [sold out as of 2/1/19]. On Friday & Saturday from 1 - 5 pm there's a performance of Wall-Floor positions [free w/ admission]. And on Sunday there are three different programs entitled Hot House: Flowers & Cannabis by Broccoli Magazine [lecture panel] from 12 noon to 6 pm, Talking Nauman with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and a musical performance entitled Queer Trash from 3 to 6 pm.

Through Sunday the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in Long Island City is hosting an exhibit entitled Rinkworm. It's a mix of a makeshift skating rink wherein they invite you to bring your [roller] skates or rent some of theirs. Also karaoke, music and other mischief. Free and open to the public. Check www.fluxfactory.org or Tel - 347.669.1406 for times / details.

JCAL presents First Friday International Women's Month Celebration from 7.30 to 9 pm at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Click for JCAL event or details [music / culture / tickets at 917.704.0051].

 

Week Beginning 3.11.19 - Rough Draft Festival Begins at LPAC, Jackson Heights Orchestra & Flux Factory Dinner

* On Wednesday, March 13th at 7.30 pm the Jackson Heights Orchestra will perform Beethoven, Sibelius and Copland at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 82nd Street and 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights. The concert will be followed by a wine and cheese reception [music / $10 / $5].

* On Thursday, the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC, is hosting a potluck dinner beginning at 7 pm with an artist talk at 8 pm. The event is free, but bring something to drink or eat to share. This kicks off the 'Your Welcome' series which runs through Monday, March 18th. There's an opening reception from 7 - 10 pm Friday, and on Saturday from 4 - 6 pm there will be scripts and poetic thoughts [art / free].

* On Friday, March 15th the Rough Draft Festival begins at LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in LIC. The festival includes dance, music and theatrical performances of original works and runs through April 13th.

 

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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 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 holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

St Pat's for All Celebration & Parade, Women's Party, Thalia Spanish Theater, Sculpture Center & Noguchi Art

March 1, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.queens things to do

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 40 and the temperature lows will be in the low 30's all weekend. Precipitation - there's a 50% chance of a small amount of rain or snow Saturday morning before 11 am and a 100% chance of 1 - 3 inches of precipitation Sunday after 5 pm, but most likely after 8 pm. Winds will be in the single digits mph all weekend. The Humidity will be about 70% all weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

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

The photo at right was taken in an earlier year of the St. Pat's For All parade in Sunnyside. The festivities and parade return Friday night and Sunday afternoon respectively - see details below.

 

Friday - Spanish Theater, Sculpture & Art

queens things to doQueens through rose colored glasses. In the photo at right, taken in February 2019, you can see the twin towers of the RFK / Triborough suspension bridge in Astoria.

At Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. It's a performance of a Colombian dance company performing various Latin dances. Tickets are $45 / $42 & Fridays $37 / $40.

The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Akari - Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded - A Collection by Ymer & Malta through April 14, 2019. The first Friday of each month, admission is free from 10 am - 5 pm and there's a 2 pm gallery tour [art / $5 & $10 donations welcome].

The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm.

 

Saturday - Women's Party, Modern Bi-lingual Dance & Art

bronx things to do bronxIn the photo at right you can see the evolving Queens view of Manhattan from Sunnyside. This photo was taken in February 2019.

JCAL presents First Friday International Women's Month Celebration from 7.30 to 9 pm at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Click for JCAL event or details [music / culture / tickets at 917.704.0051].

At Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. It's a performance of a Colombian dance company performing various Latin dances. Tickets are $45 / $42 & Fridays $37 / $40.

The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm.

 

Sunday - St Pat's For All Parade, Showhegan Art, Thalia Spanish Theater, Film, Art & Congestion Pricing

queens things to doThe photo at right shows #7 Subway passengers awaiting the train. Use of this subway line has been multiplying - although not exponentially as the photo suggests. Opinion. This week the Mayor joined the Governor in supporting one of the most inefficient ways to tax New Yorkers possible by supporting NYC Congestion Pricing. Click the link for a full report we did on it and the history of congestion pricing in London, where the Brits stopped at phase one. Congestion pricing is a tax plan that favors the wealthy who can afford to pay the extra money to save their time, by removing and punishing the middle and lower classes who will have to adjust their schedules [get out of the way of the wealthy] because they cannot afford to pay the tax. The installation and management of the system will cost mega millions, so it's an inefficient way to collect taxes - and the plan announced on the Governor's website doesn't come anywhere near to addressing the decades of lagging investment in mass transit infrastructure in NYC, nor in identifying any major mass transit solution.

Congestion Pricing is a tax plan - NOT a mass transit infrastructure plan. The Congestion Pricing lobbyists and the companies employing them - keep pushing what's good for them - not what's good for the hardworking, taxpaying citizens of NYC.

The St Pat's For All Parade begins with speeches at 12 noon at 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside. The parade begins generally more than an hour later, marching up to 58th Street.

The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has a group exhibit entitled Works on Paper by Showhegan Alumni which opened February 17th and runs through April 7th. They are open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm [art / www.dorsky.org].

At Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. It's a performance of a Colombian dance company performing various Latin dances. Tickets are $45 / $42 & Fridays $37 / $40.

The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Akari - Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded - A Collection by Ymer & Malta through April 14, 2019. The first Friday of each month, admission is free from 10 am - 5 pm and there's a 2 pm gallery tour [art / $5 & $10 donations welcome].

The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation]. They're open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm.

 

MOSTLY DONE - ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

* FYI - LAST DAY - CLOSING - The Queens International exhibits opened last Fall on October 7th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is on display through February 24, 2019 [art].

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting a Friday Evening Black History Month Series featuring one themed film each Friday beginning at 7.30 pm through February 22nd [film $15 / $11 / $7 - www.movingimage.us].

* PS1 MoMA at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in LIC has several art exhibits open, including Bruce Nauman Disappearing Acts which runs through Feb 25, 2019 [art / $20]. On Friday, February 1 from 8 pm to 12 midnight there's a Lunar New Year Celebration [sold out as of 2/1/19]. On Friday & Saturday from 1 - 5 pm there's a performance of Wall-Floor positions [free w/ admission]. And on Sunday there are three different programs entitled Hot House: Flowers & Cannabis by Broccoli Magazine [lecture panel] from 12 noon to 6 pm, Talking Nauman with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and a musical performance entitled Queer Trash from 3 to 6 pm.

* Through Sunday the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in Long Island City is hosting an exhibit entitled Rinkworm. It's a mix of a makeshift skating rink wherein they invite you to bring your [roller] skates or rent some of theirs. Also karaoke, music and other mischief. Free and open to the public. Check www.fluxfactory.org or Tel - 347.669.1406 for times / details.

 

Week Beginning 3.4.19 -

On Sunday - March 10, 2019 at 2 am Daylight Savings begins where you 'spring ahead' by moving your clock ahead an hour.

 

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 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 holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

New from JCAL & Rioult, Thalia Continues, Glass Menagerie, Queens Art International & Black Film Series End this Weekend

* February 22, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.queens things to do

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 40's on Friday and Saturday, rising to the mid 50's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 30's Friday and Sunday, rising to the mid 40's on Saturday. Rain Sat Nite / Early Sun - there's a 100% chance of [about a half inch of] rain occurring sometime between 9 pm Saturday and 8 am Sunday. Winds will be in the mid single digits mph range Friday & Saturday, rising to 15 mph on Sunday. The Humidity will be about 60% Friday and Saturday, rising to over 80% on Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

* The photo at right, taken last year, shows some of the snow we received. While we received a bit of snow this week - this year we are way behind on snowfall. Most of the precipitation we have received this year has come in the form of rain.

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

 

Friday - Black Film Friday ends Tonite, Rinkworm, Spanish Theater, Sculpture & Art

queens things to do* Traditional English Culture in Queens. At right you can see ...

* At Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx. Click link for details.

* The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Akari - Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded - A Collection by Ymer & Malta through April 14, 2019. The first Friday of each month, admission is free from 10 am - 5 pm and there's a 2 pm gallery tour [art / $5 & $10 donations welcome].

* The Queens International exhibits opened last Fall on October 7th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is on display through February 24, 2019 [art].

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting a Friday Evening Black History Month Series featuring one themed film each Friday beginning at 7.30 pm through February 22nd [film $15 / $11 / $7 - www.movingimage.us].

 

Saturday - JCAL 7.30 pm, Glass Menagerie, Rinkworm, Modern Bi-lingual Dance & Art

* The photo at right shows a vanishing Queens view of Manhattan. This photo was taken from the subway platform at Queens Plaza a few years back, and likely is a view that exists no longer [unconfirmed].

* At Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. It's a performance of a Colombian dance company performing various Latin dances. Tickets are $45 / $42 & Fridays $37 / $40.

bronx things to do bronx* Through Sunday, February 24, 2019, the Secret Theatre at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC is presenting performances of Glass Menagerie beginninng at 7.30 each night - except Mondays [no performance] and Sundays when the performances begin at 2 pm. The Tennessee Williams play is about identity, family bonds and social mores and is relevant to many of the same issues facing us today. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased through PigeonHoledTheater.org or at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/17019.

* JCAL presents Fanike beginning at 7.30 pm and running until 9 pm at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Click for JCAL event or details [music / culture / tickets at 917.704.0051].

* The Queens International exhibits opened last Fall on October 7th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is on display through February 24, 2019 [art].

 

Sunday - Rioult Multi-Cultural Dance Astoria, Glass Menagerie & Queens Intntl End Today, Thalia Spanish Theater, Film & Art

queens things to do* The photo at right shows Subway Riders in Queens in an archive photo taken a year or two ago. It could be a still photo from a movie scene - but it's not.

* Rioult is hosting a multi-cultural music and dance performance that runs from 12.30 pm and runs until 4 pm at 34-01 Steinway Street in Astoria. Click for Rioult event for details.

* The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has a group exhibit entitled Works on Paper by Showhegan Alumni which opened February 17th and runs through April 7th. They are open Thursday through Monday from 11 am - 6 pm [art / www.dorsky.org].

* Through Sunday, February 24, 2019, the Secret Theatre at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC is presenting performances of Glass Menagerie beginninng at 7.30 each night - except Mondays [no performance] and Sundays when the performances begin at 2 pm. The Tennessee Williams play is about identity, family bonds and social mores and is relevant to many of the same issues facing us today. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased through PigeonHoledTheater.org or at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/17019.

* At Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside there are performances of Latinx beginning at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday. It's a performance of a Colombian dance company performing various Latin dances. Tickets are $45 / $42 & Fridays $37 / $40.

* The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Akari - Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded - A Collection by Ymer & Malta through April 14, 2019. The first Friday of each month, admission is free from 10 am - 5 pm and there's a 2 pm gallery tour [art / $5 & $10 donations welcome].

* FYI - LAST DAY - CLOSING - The Queens International exhibits opened last Fall on October 7th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is on display through February 24, 2019 [art].

* The Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street, off Jackson Avenue in LIC, recently opened two new exhibits, Banu Cennetoglu and In Practice. The Banu exhibit is a one person exhibit, while the In Practice is a group exhibit, done periodically, via an open call to local artists [art / $5 / $10 donation].

 

MOSTLY DONE - ONLY ASTERISKED events have been updated.

PS1 MoMA at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in LIC has several art exhibits open, including Bruce Nauman Disappearing Acts which runs through Feb 25, 2019 [art / $20]. On Friday, February 1 from 8 pm to 12 midnight there's a Lunar New Year Celebration [sold out as of 2/1/19]. On Friday & Saturday from 1 - 5 pm there's a performance of Wall-Floor positions [free w/ admission]. And on Sunday there are three different programs entitled Hot House: Flowers & Cannabis by Broccoli Magazine [lecture panel] from 12 noon to 6 pm, Talking Nauman with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and a musical performance entitled Queer Trash from 3 to 6 pm.

Through Sunday the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in Long Island City is hosting an exhibit entitled Rinkworm. It's a mix of a makeshift skating rink wherein they invite you to bring your [roller] skates or rent some of theirs. Also karaoke, music and other mischief. Free and open to the public. Check www.fluxfactory.org or Tel - 347.669.1406 for times / details.

 

Week Beginning 2.25.19 - Tuesday Election of Public Advocate, Literary Jam at JCAL

* Tuesday, February 26th is Election Day for Public Advocate when polls stay open from 6 am to 9 pm. Add Voting info.

* On Thursday, February 28th, there's Poet/Author Sherese Francis Hosts Kinetic: A Literary Jam Series beginning from 7 to 9 pm at JCAL. This is at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica and since the posting didn't say it cost anything, I am guessing it's very inexpensive or free [theater / history]. This is at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica and since the posting didn't say it cost anything, I am guessing it's very inexpensive or free [music / culture].

 

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