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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Mothers Day Weekend, Modern Dance - Is Real Love Everything?, Panorama Europe Film, Music & Noguchi Sculpture

queens things to doMay 9, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 70 on Friday and Saturday, dropping into the mid 50's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid to low 50's all weekend. Precipitation. There's a 50% chance of a tenth of an inch of rain midday Friday, no or very scant chance of rain Saturday, and a 50% chance of about 3/4 of an inch of rain throughout the day on Sunday. Winds will be about 10 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be about 80% on Friday & Saturday, dropping to the mid 50% range on Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

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

The photo at right shows a painting exhibited in conjunction with the 2013 LIC Arts Open in Astoria / LIC. Queens is still home to many artists, but far, far fewer live and / or work in LIC.

Enjoy yourself this weekend and go out to a farmers market, visit the Greek Fair in Flushing, see a film at MoMI in Astoria, or a play at various locales in Queens, shop at one of the Queens street fairs, or bike around the borough / city this weekend - see details below.

 

Friday - Noguchi Sculpture

queens things to doThe photo at right shows a man walking the sidewalk in Jackson Heights on a rainy spring day. On Sunday we're expecting an inch or more of rain.

 

The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Changing & Unchanging Things [Hasegawa & Noguchi in Post War Japan] and Gabriel Orozco: Rotating Objects through July 14, 2019 and August 11, 2019 respectively. 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].

 

Saturday - Modern Dance - Is Real Love Everything? / Panorama Europe Film & Art

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right was taken last year while walking home from an event in Long Island City. I was struck by how much the pedestrian views had changed while walking through the neighborhood. This photo shows a scene that is increasingly a scene from the past.

Dance Entropy and Polish Dance Company Zawirowania Dance are hosting an event event from 8 - 10 pm described as a, " ... cross cultural collaboration between Dance Entropy and Polish Dance Company Zawirowania Dance Theatre [in a] ... one night only performance on May 11th with two works: “Everything” will be shown in process featuring dancers from both companies created out of a week-long developmental period here in the US, and “Real Love” a repertory work performed by Zawirowania Dance Theatre making its NYC debut ..." Tickets are $25 / $20 at www.greenspacestudio.org or click here for Green Space / Dance Entropy event details.

From May 3 - 19 the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting Panorama Europe 2019. This program features 20 new films originating in Europe which capture the angst of modern day life on a very intimate and human level. On Saturday, May 11, there's Lada Kamenski beginning at 4 pm and Fugue starting at 6.30 pm. On Sunday, May 12, there's Return to Boliene beginning at 2 pm and Jan Palach starting at 4 pm [film / $15 / $11 / $9 at www.movingimage.us].

The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Changing & Unchanging Things [Hasegawa & Noguchi in Post War Japan] and Gabriel Orozco: Rotating Objects through July 14, 2019 and August 11, 2019 respectively. 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].

 

Sunday - Happy Mothers Day Dining, Panorama Europe Film, Queer Urban Orchestra Concert & Art

queens things to doThe photo at right was taken last year of a young married couple standing outside of the Queens County Court House. The family unit, with the mother as one of the two captains at the household helm, make up the foundation upon which the family and ultimately society is built. We honor all mothers this weekend for the work they do.

Happy Mothers Day - scroll down or click here for some suggestions of restaurants for Mothers Day in Queens.

The Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park is hosting a special Queer Urban Orchestra Mothers Day concert from 3.30 - 4.30 pm [art / music].

The Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard in LIC / Astoria has on exhibit Changing & Unchanging Things [Hasegawa & Noguchi in Post War Japan] and Gabriel Orozco: Rotating Objects through July 14, 2019 and August 11, 2019 respectively. 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].

From May 3 - 19 the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting Panorama Europe 2019. This program features 20 new films originating in Europe which capture the angst of modern day life on a very intimate and human level. On Saturday, May 11, there's Lada Kamenski beginning at 4 pm and Fugue starting at 6.30 pm. On Sunday, May 12, there's Return to Boliene beginning at 2 pm and Jan Palach starting at 4 pm [film / $15 / $11 / $9 at www.movingimage.us].

NOTE DATES - The Chocolate Factory at 5-49 49th Avenue in LIC is hosting performances of Fantasies in Low Fade by Nidall Jones. It's a modern performance, beginning at 8 pm Monday 5/27/19 through Saturday 6/1/19 [ theater / $20 / at www.chocolatefactorytheater.org].

 

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* On Sunday 3/25, the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC, is hosting a 'Soul Brother Circle' from 12 noon to 5 pm. It includes drum beating and tai chi [art / music / dance / $10 suggested donation].

* 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 5.13.19 - Water by the Spoonful, Queens District Attorney Debate, Panorama Europe Film MoMI & Greek Fest in Flushing

On Wednesday, May 15 from 6 - 9 pm there's a debate amongst the candidates running for Queens District Attorney at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue [free but rsvp at www.eventbrite.com].

On Monday & Wednesday, May 13 & 15 beginning at 2.30 and 7.30 pm each day in the Black Box Theater at LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in LIC are performances of Water by the Spoonful. The story is described as, "Directed by Garrett Neergaard ... Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world." [theater / $10 / www.lpac.nyc].

On Thursday the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 196-10 Northern Blvd in Flushing kicks off its 48th annual celebration that runs through Sunday. The event includes food, entertainment and some shopping. Hours are 6 - 10 pm Thursday, until 12 midnight Friday, starting at noon - midnight Saturday and noon to 10 pm Sunday.

From May 3 - 19 the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting Panorama Europe 2019. This program features 20 new films originating in Europe which capture the angst of modern day life on a very intimate and human level. On Friday, May 17, there's Baikonur Earth beginning at 7 pm and One Day / Egy Nap starting at 7.30 pm followed by live discussion w/ the Hungarian Director.

 

Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs & Member Events Calendar

May 2019 - 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

5 Boro Bike Ride & Bike Expo, Freize Art Fair, Jane's Walks, Noguchi Sculpture & more coming ...

queens things to do* May 3, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 60 Friday, rising to the low 70's on Saturday, and returning to 60 on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid to low 50's all weekend. Precipitation. There's an 80% chance of up to a half inch of rain beginning about midnight Friday, ending by 8 am Saturday. And there's a 100% chance of rain on Sunday morning, with the probability of rain dropping below 50% by about noon / 1 pm. Winds will be about 5 mph Friday & Saturday, rising to about 10 mph Sunday. The Humidity will be about 80% all weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

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

* The photo at right was taken last year of the cyclists streaming through Queens during the 5 Boro Bike Ride. The NYC wide event returns this weekend - see details below.

* Enjoy yourself this weekend and go out to a farmers market, visit the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island, see a film or theatrical production, shop at one of the Queens street fairs, watch the 5 Boro Bike Ride Sunday, or attend a free Jane's Walk this weekend - see details below.

 

Friday - Freize Art Fair & Jane's Walks

queens things to do* The photo at right shows a woman looking at the art at the Frieze Art Show on Randall's Island in a prior year. The art fair returned earlier this week and runs through the weekend - see details below.

* The Frieze Art Fair returned to Randall's Island on Thursday, May 2nd and runs thru Sunday, May 5th. The hours are Friday 11 am - 7 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday it closes at 6 pm [art / $27 Students / $48 Regular & up to $108 Premiums at www.frieze.com].

* This weekend the Municipal Art Society hosts Jane's Walks all over the city to point out ways in which different people, groups, businesses and government have contributed to making NYC a more liveable city. There are about 275 Janes Walks in the program, covering a wide range of themed subjects, led by knowledgeable volunteers, who lead the tours. The program is city-wide and was organized by the Municipal Arts Society beginning in 2011. Go www.mas.org/janes-walk-nyc/ to register and obtain details of each walk [free].

 

Saturday - Bike NY Expo, Jane's Walks, Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows the Statue & Pools in Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Flushing in the background. The Flushing River runs between the two and there will be a Jane's Walk Tour of it this weekend - see details below. And click here for a few reports about the history of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street.

* The Frieze Art Fair returned to Randall's Island on Thursday, May 2nd and runs thru Sunday, May 5th. The hours are Friday 11 am - 7 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday it closes at 6 pm [art / $27 Students / $48 Regular & up to $108 Premiums at www.frieze.com].

* This weekend the Municipal Art Society hosts Jane's Walks all over the city to point out ways in which different people, groups, businesses and government have contributed to making NYC a more liveable city. There are about 275 Janes Walks in the program, covering a wide range of themed subjects, led by knowledgeable volunteers, who lead the tours. The program is city-wide and was organized by the Municipal Arts Society beginning in 2011. Go www.mas.org/janes-walk-nyc/ to register and obtain details of each walk [free].

 

Sunday - 5 Boro Bike Ride, Frieze Art Show, Jane's Walks & Steinway St Spring Fling

queens things to do* The photo at right was taken last year at the 5 Boro Bike Ride rest stop in Astoria Park. The guys from ETony's Bicycle Shop in Astoria did their best to keep the cyclists on track to complete their five borough mission. The ride returns Sunday - see details below.

* The 5 Boro Bike Ride runs through all five boroughs is on Sunday, May 5th. For details go to www.bike.nyc.

* The Frieze Art Fair returned to Randall's Island on Thursday, May 2nd and runs thru Sunday, May 5th. The hours are Friday 11 am - 7 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday it closes at 6 pm [art / $27 Students / $48 Regular & up to $108 Premiums at www.frieze.com].

* This weekend the Municipal Art Society hosts Jane's Walks all over the city to point out ways in which different people, groups, businesses and government have contributed to making NYC a more liveable city. There are about 275 Janes Walks in the program, covering a wide range of themed subjects, led by knowledgeable volunteers, who lead the tours. The program is city-wide and was organized by the Municipal Arts Society beginning in 2011. Go www.mas.org/janes-walk-nyc/ to register and obtain details of each walk [free].

* There's a Steinway Street Spring Fling. Click the street fairs link below or the Member Calendar.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events have been updated.

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 Chocolate Factory at 5-49 49th Avenue in LIC is hosting performances of More Problems with Form, a modern dance performance, beginning at 8 pm Wednesday 4/3/19 through Saturday 4/6/19 [ theater / $20 / at www.chocolatefactorytheater.org].

On Sunday 3/25, the Flux Factory at 39-31 29th Street in LIC, is hosting a 'Soul Brother Circle' from 12 noon to 5 pm. It includes drum beating and tai chi [art / music / dance / $10 suggested donation].

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].

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.

The Rough Draft Festival began on 3/15 at LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in LIC and runs through April 13th. On Saturday beginning at 7 pm they are performing The Internationals in the Little Theater. The story is an original work performed in Prishtina in Serbia in 2016 about the hyprocrisy of international leaders vis a vis other people's wars [theater / $15 / www.lpac.nyc].

There's a Family Bash at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-01 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica from 2 - 3 pm [music / free].

 

Week Beginning 5.6.19 - Free Master Class & Meet the Candidates running for Queens District Attorney

* TBD beginning at 7 pm there's a forum in which to meet the candidates running for Queens District Attorney at the TBD [free].

* Free Master Class with Zawirowania Dance Theatre’s Ilona Gumowska Tuesday May 7th 6:30-8PM Green Space 37-24 24th Street Suite 211 (btw. 37 & 38th Ave) Long Island City.

 

Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs & Member Events Calendar

* April / May 2019 - 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.

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


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