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October Events: 10/6 - 10/12


Art Events In Queens

Crane St Studios / 5 Pointz Art Studios in Long Island City

Through October: Painting season

On Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon – 7 pm. Click here to see a map of the 5 Pointz location at Jackson Avenue and Davis Streets [23rd Street] in Long Island City LIC. Click this link for more info on the 5 Pointz website. Contact meresone@aol.com for permission and / or contributions. They don’t offer a phone number.

Queens Museum Of Art Exhibits in Flushing

October – December 7: Reason's Clue Art Exhibit

Reason’s Clue is an interesting art exhibit with a number of themes running through it, such as East meets West, and past meets present. But it doesn't stop there. The Queens Museum is easily reached by taking the number 7 subway which may be connected to from the V, G, R, E or F in Jackson Heights at 74th / Broadway. Click this link for a map to the Queens Museum of Art. Click here to see photos of the exhibit and the artists in a Queens Buzz story. Click this link for hours and more info on Reason's Clue on the Queens Museum of Art website. 718.592.9700.

October – November 30: Stephen Talasnik and the Mapping Of Prediction

Architecturally inspired paintings that take monolithic to intimate.

Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica Queens

Through October 22: Spotlight

This exhibit showcases the works of three of JCAL’s faculty artists. Click this link to see a map of the location of Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning. Click this link for hours and more info about JCAL. 718.658.7400.

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Comedy Events In Queens

LGA Performing Arts Center in Long Island City

October 6 – 10: Taking Over

October 6, 9, 10 @8.30 pm and Tuesday, October 7 @ 2.30 pm.
Queens native and Hip-Hop theater pioneer Danny Hoch irreverently takes on gentrification in NYC. Free. Little Theater. Click this link for a map of the location of the LGA Performing Arts Center in Long Island City. Click this link for more info at the LGA Performing Arts Center website. 718.482.5151.

Bohemian Hall in Astoria Queens

Tuesdays in October: Comedy Land

This is a series of stand up comedy acts starting at 9 pm. Free. This event is held downstairs next to the dining room. Click here to see a map of the location of the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, which is located at 29-19 24th Avenue [at 33rd Street]. Click here for more info on the Bohemian Hall website. 718.274.4925.

The Creek & Cave In Long Island City

Comedy shows

Friday through Monday and also on Wednesdays. Sometimes they host music events, generally on Thursdays. Click here to see a map of the location of The Creek and The Cave at 10-93 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City LIC. Click this link to The Creek and The Cave in LIC. 718.706.8783.

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Dining Events In Queens

Queens Buzz in Sunnyside NY

October: At Least One Restaurant Per Week

Dining reviews in Queens Buzz. Viewers can comment at the end of stories about their experiences with the restaurants about which we write without setting up an ID. Viewers can also inform us of their favorite restaurants and places for foods in the Forums. And for those who are truly into it, we provide home pages, blogs, photo galleries, friends links and chat to get your friends buzzing about your choices. To start your own buzz, click to this Queens Buzz Forums / Member section to create an ID.

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Film / Movie Events In Queens

Cinemart Cinemas

Second Annual [QUEENS] New York (City) Greek Film Festival in Forest Hills NY

October 10 – 16 at Cinemart Cinemas in Forest Hills. The first film starts at 1 pm each day and last one starts at 8 pm each day, except on Friday and Saturday nights when the last showing starts at 10 pm. Click on this map to see the location of Cinemart Cinemas which is located at 106-03 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. Click this link for more info on the Greek Film Festival. 212.629.6380.

Museum Of The Moving Image In Astoria NY

Online Web Projects: The Living Room Candidate

This is a timely online program showing television commercials from the presidential candidates dating back to 1952 when Dwight David Eisenhower first ran for president. Click this link to go to the Museum of The Moving Image Online program as well as to see other online programs posted in their web projects section. 718.784.4520.

October: Museum Itself

The museum is undergoing major renovations. It ‘s open from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Thursday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday. Admission $7.50 / $5. Click this link to see a map of the Museum Of The Moving Image location. During construction you must enter at 37th Street near 35th Avenue. Click this link for further info on the Museum Of The Moving Image website. 718.784.4520.

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Pre - Halloween Events For Kids In Queens

Sunnyside Gardens

Saturday, October 11: Pumpkin Patch and Oktoberfest Event

From 12 noon to 6 pm. Children / Kids. Arts and crafts fair, food and drink, face painting and live music. Click here to access a map showing the entrance to the Sunnyside Gardens Park. Admission Free. 718.672.1555.

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Live Music In Queens

LGA Performing Arts Center In Long Island City

Saturday, October 11: Astoria Symphony

At 8 pm. This is the opening of the Astoria Symphony’s 6th season which includes a ‘haunting violin concerto’ and La Noche de los Mayas performed in honor of Hispanic Heritage month, as well as new works by nyc composers. Main Stage. Click this link for a map of the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Avenue at Van Dam Street in Long Island City LIC. Click this link for more info on the LGA Performing Arts Center website. 718.482.5151.

Waltz-Astoria

Friday, October 10: Adam Sullivan and Joseph Blaise at 9 pm and 10 pm respectively

Saturday, October 11: Rob Keiser on piano at 7 pm

Note that there’s a $10 drink minimum and generally no cover except as noted. Click here for a map of the location of Waltz-Astoria at 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard. And click this link for more info on Waltz-Astoria. 718.956.8742.

The Grind In Sunnyside NY

October Every Tuesday Night: Jazz Jam With Dave’s Trio

Click here to see a map of the location of The Grind at 39-24 Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. Click this link for further info about The Grind. 718.730.1050.

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Museums & History In Queens NY

Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

October: Tours

Tours are given at The Louis Armstrong House 34-56 107th Street in Corona. Click here to view a map of The Louis Armstrong House location. They are open Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm. Admission $8 / $6. 718.478.8274.

Greater Astoria Historical Society In Astoria NY

October 6th: Discussion on Millstones at Queens Plaza at 7 pm

There will be a talk on what are believed to be the oldest European millstones still in existence which are, to this day, embedded in the NYC infrastructure. These stones are located at 29th Street and 41st Avenue but the talk will be held at the Greater Astoria Historical Society in the Quinn Building 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor in LIC. Click here to view a map of the Greater Astoria Historical Society location. 718.278.0700.

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Outdoor Markets In Queens NY

Farmers Markets / Greenmarkets: October In Queens

These outdoor markets are sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation and the Council on the Environment of NYC. They are open through November [Atlas Park through December]. Click this link for further info on the City Council on the Environment website.

Astoria Farmers Market

WEDNESDAYS between 8 am – 5 pm. Located on 14th Street just south of 31st Avenue. Click here for a map to the Astoria Farmers Market.

Jackson Heights Farmers Market

SUNDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Located on 34th Avenue just east of 77th Street. Click here for a map to the Jackson Heights Farmers Market.

Long Island City Farmers Market

Saturdays between 8 am and 3 pm. Located at 48th Avenue just south of Vernon Blvd. Click here to view a map of the Long Island City Farmers Market location.

Sunnyside Farmers Market

Saturdays between 8 am – 4 pm. Located at Skillman Avenue just west of 43rd Street. Click here to view a map of the Sunnyside Farmers Market location.

Atlas Park Farmers Market

Saturdays between 8 am – 4 pm. Located at Cooper Avenue and 80th Street. Click here to view a map of the Atlas Farmers Market location.


Social / Business Gatherings In Queens

The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City

Tuesday, October 7: LICBDC [Long Island City Business Development Corporation] Networking Event

From 6 pm – 8 pm. Click here to see a map of The Creek and The Cave location at 10-93 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. Click this link to The Creek and The Cave in LIC. 718.706.8783.

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Sporting Activities / Events In Queens

Belmont Race Track

October 4, 5, 11, 12: Races for which the track opens at 11 am

The track is open for betting most days, except Mondays and Tuesdays – but on Columbus Day weekend the track is open Monday, but closed Wednesday. Click here to see a map of the Belmont Race Track location at 21-50 Hempsted Turnpike in Elmont, NY. Click here to check their calendar on the Belmont Race Track website.

LIC Boathouse In Long Island City / Astoria NY

October 5 and October 12: Kayaking To Hallets Cove

From 1 pm to 5 pm. Children / Kids should probably be above the age of 12 or know how to swim even though through shallow waters. This is a short trip to the shallow waters of Hallets Cove, which is billed as a “comfortable introduction to kayaking”. Wear clothes you can get dirty and wet. Click on this link to see a map of the location of the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at 31st Avenue and [32-01] Vernon Blvd. Look for their banner along the east river beach inside the park. For more info visit their website at LIC Boathouse in Long Island City LIC. Tel No for LIC Boathouse is not available.

NYC Parks – Golfing In Queens NY

October: Golfing

NYC Parks Department is the proud owner of several very nice Queens golf courses. They include Douglaston, Forest Park, Kissena and a pitch and putt course at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information click this link to the NYC Golf Courses.

Children / Kids. The pitch and putt golf course at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Street Fairs / Parades In Queens NY

Forest Hills NY

Saturday, October 11 between 11 am and 6 pm along 63rd Drive between Austin St and Queens Blvd.

Sunnyside NY

Monday, October 13 [Columbus Day] along Greenpoint Avenue between Queens Blvd and 44th Street.

Federation Of Italian American Organizations In Astoria Queens NY

Saturday, October 11: Columbus Day Parade

At 12 noon. The parade begins at Kaufman Studios at 34-12 36th Street in Astoria. The parade route is along Steinway Street to 30th Avenue up 33rd Street to Queens Columbus Triangle at Astoria Blvd and 31st Street. For further info call 718.204.2444. Click this link to see a map containing the starting point at Kaufman Studios.

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Theater In Queens NY

Thalia Spanish Theatre In Sunnyside NY

Weekends starting October 3: Don Juan Por Los Siglos De Los Siglos

This is a play which is performed in English on Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 3 pm; and in Spanish on Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm. Admission $25 / $22. Click this link for a map of the location of the Thalia theatre which is located at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside. 718.729.3880. For further info click this link to the Thalia Theatre website.

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