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Queens Events - January 2009

Jan 07, 2009 at 05:17 pm by mikewood


Queens Events: Jan 5 - Feb 1


trumpet player from Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning

Art Events In Queens


Noguchi Museum In Long Island City

January 11: Second Sundays

Through January 18th: Highlights From The Collection

Through February 15, 2009: Full Figure And Portraiture

At 3 pm on the Second Sunday of every month the Noguchi hosts Dialogues on Art, Architecture and Design. In Highlights over 40 works from all aspects of Noguchi's work. In Portraiture, full figure bronze sculpture Undine [shown at left] appears in its first public appearance since the 1920's, alongside a gallery room of the museum's collection of busts. This is a must see. Open Wednesday through Friday 10 am - 5 pm, and Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 6 pm. Closed Xmas and New Years. Admission $10 / $5. First Friday of every month, pay what you wish. Click here to view / print a map of the location of the Noguchi Museum at 32-37 Vernon Blvd in Long Island City LIC Queens NYC. This will also contain public transit info. Click here to obtain more info on the Noguchi Museum website. 718.204.7088. Note that the links below are for Astoria dining and shopping which are closest to the museum.

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PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island City

Through January 19: Yael Bartana

Through January 26: NeoHooDoo, Olafur Eliasson, Minus Space - Reductive Art

Through February 9: Gino De Dominicis

Through September 14: Leandro Erlich's Swimming Pool

On January 17th there will be a reading and performance from 2 to 3.30 pm in the NeoHooDoo exhibit. Click this link to read / view a review of the first four PS1 exhibits. Click this link to read / view a story containing some info and a photo of the Olafur Eliasson exhibit. Fun for Kids / Children. Minus Space is an abstract minimalist exhibit of the work of 54 artists from around the world. dmission. Open Thursday through Monday 12 pm - 6 pm. Click here for a map to PS1 which is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City LIC Queens NYC. Click this link to obtain more info on the PS1 website. Tel: 718.784.2084.

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

Winter: Painting Season Opens In May 2009

Crane Street Studios is home to many LIC artists' studios. The building itself is a canvas of sorts, which is used by artists to express themselves / show their work. The #7 subway line passes the building near the Court Square stop. Click here to see a map of the Crane Street Studios at Jackson Avenue and Davis Streets [23rd Street] in Long Island City LIC Queens NYC. The map links below include transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the 5 Pointz website. You may also contact meresone@aol.com for permission more info as they don't list a phone number.

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Queens Museum Of Art [QMA] Exhibit in Flushing

To January 25, 2009: Stephen Talasnik

The Stephen Talasnik exhibit is comprised of drawings, many of which have an architectural bent. Click here to read / view a review and photos of Reason's Clue which was a previous exhibit at QMA. Open Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Admission $5 / $2. Click this link for a map to the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Queens NYC. The map links below include transit info. Click this link for to obtain more info on the Queens Museum of Art website. Tel: 718.592.9700.

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Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica NY

Through January 17, 2009: Metro Poles: Art In Action

This is an interesting exhibit that is part performance / part traditional art and just about part of everything else. Click here for the first in a series of reviews of the Metro Poles Art In Action exhibit. Open 10 am - 5 pm Monday and Friday and 10 am - 7 pm Tuesday through Thursday. Admission Free. Click this link to see a map of the location of Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica Queens NYC. The map links below will include transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the JCAL website. Tel: 718.658.7400.

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LIC Artists

Through January 30, 2009: Celebrate!

Art Show which is headlined as Members Exhibition and Holiday Celebration. Gallery hours Wednesday through Friday 2 pm - 7 pm and Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm. Free admission. Click this link to see a map of the location of the current LIC Artists Exhibit at 5-46 50th Avenue in Long Island City LIC Queens NY. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on LIC Artists website. Tel: 917.843.3836.

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Socrates Sculpture Park - Long Island City / Astoria

December: Winter Artist Fellowship Exhibition & Broadway Billboards

Artist Fellowship Exhibition shows the works of fourteen artists against the Manhattan skyline. Broadway Billboards shows Robin Rhode's preview sets for the November 2009 performances at Lincoln Center. The park is open during daylight hours in the winter. Open space to play for Kids / Children. Click here to view / print a map showing the location of the Socrates Sculpture Park at 31st Avenue and Vernon Blvd in Long Island City Queens NY NYC. Click here to obtain more info on the Socrates Sculpture Park website. Tel:718.956.1819. Note that the links below are for the dining and shopping area closest to the park.

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Sculpture Center

January 11 - March 22: Two Exhibits 1) The Space Of The Work And The Place Of The Object & 2) In Practice Project Series

The Opening Reception for these two exhibits is from 4 - 6 pm. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm. Free admission, but a $5 donation is suggested. Click this link to see a map of the location of the Sculpture Center at 44-19 Purves Street in Long Island City LIC Queens NY. Also see neighborhood map link below for transit info into the area. Click this link to obtain more info on Sculpture Center website. Tel: 718.361.1750.

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Alliance For Queens Artists

Through January 10th: Small Works Extravaganza

An exhibition of hand made ornaments, ceramics, jewelry and other hand-made crafts for sale. Click this link to view a map of the location of the Alliance For Queens Artists AQA at 99-10 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills Queens NY NYC. This map will also include public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the Alliance For Queens Artists website. Tel: 718.520.9842.

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Comedy Events In Queens


Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden in Astoria NY

Tuesdays In January: Comedyland

Comedyland is a weekly stand up comedy showcase which includes top comedians from around the nation. It starts at 9 pm downstairs. Admission Free. Click here to see a map of the location of the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden at 29-19 24th Avenue at 33rd Street in Astoria Queens NYC. This map will include public transit info. Click here to obtain more info on the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden website. Tel: 718.274.4925.

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The Creek & Cave In Long Island City

Saturdays In January: Derrick Comedy - This Is New York

January 9: Mr Briggs Management Record Label

January 12 & 26: Wii Party [Video Games]

January 15: Matt McCarthy and Katina Corrao Comedy

Derrick Comedy's new movie 'Mystery Team' premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this month. They will be doing stand up routines every Saturday in January, beginning at 8 pm. Admission Free. Mr Briggs begins at 8 pm with a listening party in the upper theater which will be followed by conversations about the music on the lower level beginning at 10 pm. Between 7 and 10 pm the NYC Social Sports Club is sponsoring Nintendo Wii competition on January 12th and 26th. Participants will compete on a number of different video games for beer tabs and Wii games. Admission Free. Matt & Katina do sketches and sing. This starts at 8 pm and admission is free. This establishment provides live comedy most nights of the week and an infrequent live music act. 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 Queens NYC. The map links below include transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on The Creek and The Cave website. Tel: 718.706.8783.

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Dance Performances


Green Space / Dance Entropy

January 11: Fertile Ground

Five choreographers give performances. The performances are followed by wine, cheese and conversation. Admission $10. Click here to see a map of the location of Green Space at 37-24 24th Street in Long Island City LIC Queens NY NYC. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the Dance Entropy website or Green Space website. Tel: 718.956.3037.

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Dining Reviews - Queens NY NYC


DaGiannis dessert in Long Island CityQueens Buzz

January: Restaurant Reviews

In 2009 Queens Buzz plans to write several restaurant reviews each month. You will be able to find these in the Queens Buzz Restaurant Reviews section of this site. Viewers can comment about their experiences at the end of each story [no ID required at this time].

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Film / Movie Events - Queens NY NYC


LGA Performing Arts Center In Long Island City

January 23: World Cinema Showcase

'In Between Days' will be shown at 7 pm in conjunction with the Museum of The Moving Image. The movie is about the risks adn joys of a first love and won a special prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Admission is $10 / 8. Click this link for a map of the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center LPAC at 31-10 Thomson Avenue at Van Dam Street in Long Island City LIC Queens. This map links below will contain transit info. Click this link for more info on the LGA Performing Arts Center website. Tel: 718.482.5151.

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Museum Of The Moving Image In Astoria NY

January: No Program Announcements At This Time - except a film at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center [posted under LPAC]

Ongoing: Behind The Screen

For Kids / Children. The core exhibit is about how films / movies are produced, including showcasing vintage equipment. Tuesday through Fridays 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday - Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm. Admission is free, but $5 contribution suggested. During construction which is in process you must enter at 37th Street near 35th Avenue. Click this link to see a map of the Museum Of The Moving Image location in Astoria Queens NYC. This map will include public transit info. Click this link for more info on the Museum Of The Moving Image website. Tel: 718.784.4520.

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Santa in Sunnyside QueensCommunity / Kids Events In Queens NY


New York Hall Of Science

January 24: Cyberchase Weather Watchers Day [WWD]

February 7 - 8: Darwin's Birthday

Celebrate WWD with screenings and appearances by stars of Cyberchase, the popular PBS animated math show. From 12 noon to 5 pm and it's free with the $11 [$8 Kid / Seniors] admission. Science playground fee is $4 extra. For Darwin's Birthday, activities, films, birthday cake and an appearance by the 200 year old man himself! Now how's that for evolution? For Kids / Children. Click here to view / print a map of the location of the New York Hall Of Science at 47-01 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NY NYC. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info from the New York Hall Of Science website. Tel: 718.699.0005.

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Rufus King Manor In Jamaica NY

January: Closed All Month

Closed through January 31, 2009. Programs are frequently oriented to Children / Kids. Click here to view / print a map of the location of Rufus King Manor at 150th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica Queens NYC. This map will also include public transit info. Click this link to obtain further info on the Rufus King Manor website. Tel: 718.206.0545.

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Flushing Town Hall

January 24 - February 22: Chinese Puppetry & Little Windows Into China

January 24: Happy Puppetry Company From Taiwan

January 25: Opening Reception For The Two Exhibits Above

The first exhibit is about Chinese puppetry which began in the 15th century as a means of passing on folk tales. The second exhibit is a couple hundred photographs and paintings by Marc Josloff. The Gallery is open from 12 noon to 5 pm and the suggested donation is $5. The puppet show is about a young boy who must defeat a tiger to save his village. The show starts at 2 pm and costs $6 / Children under 3 free. And with the price of admission, at 1 pm you can learn how to operate the puppets. Good for Kids / Children. The opening reception for the exhibits is from 2 - 5 pm on Sunday. Click here to view / print a map showing the location of the Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens NY NYC. This will also include public transit info. Click this link to obtain further info on the Flushing Town Hall website. Tel: 718.463.7700.

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Queens Zoo In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

January: Feedings & Kids Activities

Sea Lion feedings at 11.15 am, 2 pm and 4 pm. There's also a Storytelling / Arts / Crafts area called the Wild Room [it's a zoo] which is open from noon - 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and school holidays. The zoo is open all days from 10 am - 4.30 pm until April 3rd at which time they will expand the hours. Admission $6 / $2. Good for Children / Kids. And they have a new cafe. Click this link for a map of the Queens Zoo location which is at 53-51 111th street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link to view the Queens Zoo website. Tel: 718.741.3836.

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Live Music Events - Queens NY NYC


Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden in Astoria NY

January 10: Vladislav Smigura Czech Pop Violinist

Thursdays In January: Jazz Concerts

Based on rumor, we hear that Vladislav is an exceptional musician. Admission Free. Jazz every Thursday night starts at 6 pm. This is hosted on the lower level and in the beer garden when the weather warms. Admission Free. Click here to see a map of the location of the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden at 29-19 24th Avenue at 33rd Street in Astoria Queens NYC. This map will include public transit info. Click here to obtain more info on the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden website. Tel: 718.274.4925.

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Waltz-Astoria

January 10: Connie Brooks Trio @ 8 pm ($10)

January 16: Manolette @ 8 pm

January 17: Matthew Sucich / Vendrettes - CD Release @ 9 pm ($5)

January 23: The Astonishing Asian @ 8 pm / Suzie Sellout 9 pm

January 30: Joe Jung @ 8 pm and Holly Ghost Tent Revival @ 10 pm

All musical performances require a $10 drink minimum and admissions where noted in the headlines. Click here for a map of the location of Waltz-Astoria at 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria Queens. This map will include public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on Waltz-Astoria website. 718.956.8742.

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Queens Theatre In The Park In Flushing

January 31: International Night At Queens Theatre

At 8 pm some of the world's best guitar players jam at Queens Theatre In The Park. The guitarists include American Brian Gore, founder, French finger style master Pierre Bensusan ['Best World Music Guitar Player' according to US Guitar Player Magazine], Benjamin Verdery [author of 15 albums, one of which won 'Best Classical Guitar Recording Of The Year'], and Cecilia Zabala of Argentina [who adds a dash of Brazilian, jazz and tango flavor]. Admission is $35 / $20. Click here for a map of the location of Queens Theatre In The Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This map will contain public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the Queens Theatre In The Park website. 718.760.0064.

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Flushing Town Hall

January 31: Susie Ibarra - Percussionist

February 1: Bright Sheng & Nextworks Ensemble

At 3 pm Susie performs folklore inspired Korean music. The performance is followed by a Kimchi tasting hosted by Kum Gang San Restaurant of Flushing. Kimchi is centuries old traditional Korean food. Admission $12 / Children under 12 free. Chinese composer Sheng and classical ensemble Nextworks put on a classical performance starting at 2 pm. Admission $12. Click here to view / print a map showing the location of the Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens NY NYC. This will also include public transit info. Click this link to obtain further info on the Flushing Town Hall website. Tel: 718.463.7700.

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Afrikan Poetry Theatre

January 9: Crisis In The Congo

January 17: Benny Powell Quintet

January 18: From King To Obama - Reflections On Dr King's Legacy

January 31: Ed Stoute Quintet

Presentation at 7 pm by Yaa-Lengi Ngemi who is a professor from the Congo. Admission Free. Trombonist Benny played with Lionel Hampton and Count Basie. Concert begins at 8 pm and admission is $17 or $15 in advance. Cuisine available. Film and discussion runs from 3 - 7 pm. Admission Free. Pianist Stoute has a long resume of great performances with the greats. Concert starts at 8 pm and admission is $17 or $15 in advance. Cuisine will be available. Click here to view / print a map of the location of the Afrikan Poetry Theatre at 176-03 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica Queens NY NYC. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the Afrikan Poetry Theatre website. Tel: 718.523.3312.

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Museums / History - Queens NY NYC


Kingsland Homestead In Flushing

January 13th: Steinway & Sons Piano Factory Tour

SOLD OUT - admission. A Private Tour of the Steinway Factory begins at 9.30 am and goes until 12 noon. Click this link to see a map of the location of the Kingsland Homestead in Flushing which is located at Parsons Blvd and 37th Avenue. This will also contain public transit info. Click here to obtain more info on the Queens Historical Society website. Tel: 718.939.0647.

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Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

January: Tours

Only available via 40 minute tours that start on the hour. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday, Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Closed Xmas and New Years [eves and days]. Admission $8 / $6. Click here to view a map of The Louis Armstrong House at 34-56 107th Street in Corona. The map will also contain public transit info. Click here to obtain more info on The Louis Armstrong House website. Tel: 718.478.8274.

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Greater Astoria Historical Society In Astoria NY

January: Blackwell House Door & LIC At Play

The Blackwell House door is the oldest known door from Queens County. LIC at play shows photos from the neighborhood some 50 years plus years ago. Open Saturdays 12 pm - 4 pm. Donation suggested. Click here to view a map of the Greater Astoria Historical Society location in the Quinn Building 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor in Long Island City LIC. Click the following link to see The Greater Astoria Historical Society website. Tel: 718.278.0700. Note that the links below are for Astoria dining and shopping which are closest to the museum.

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Networking Events - Queens NY NYC


January 13: NYC Dept Of Small Business Services [SBS] In Sunnyside NY

Robert Walsh, NYC Commissioner of SBS is attending a luncheon sponsored by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce. Click this link to see a map of the event location which is Dazie's Restaurant at 39-41 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside. The Luncheon Fee is $18. For further information click this link to visit the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce website.

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The Chocolate Factory In Long Island City NY

January 10 - 11: Live Sh_ _ Alternative Presenter Fair

On Saturday from 6 - 10 pm and on Sunday from 4 - 8 pm. This is a social for performance people, recording artists, artists and collectives. Click this link for a map of the location of The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City Queens NY. This map will contain public transit info. Click this link for more info at the The Chocolate Factory website. Tel: 718.482.7069.

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Queens Green Drinks

January 28: Queens Green Drinks Social Networking Event

From 6.30 - 9 pm Queens Green Drinks will host its monthly social. Click this link for a map of the event location which is at Tierra Sana Restaurant at 100-17 Queens Blvd at 67th Road in Forest Hills, NY. The event is free but you're encouraged to patronize the hosting establishment by buying something to drink or munch. Click this link to see photos and a story about a prior Queens Green Drinks Event.

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Parades / Outdoor Markets - Queens


January 31: Chinese New Year Parade

Yes, the year of the reliable, hard working Ox has arrived! This is the second year of the 12 year cycle in the Chinese calendar and the New Year period officially begins on January 26th and ends on February 9th. The Chinese New Year Parade will begin at 11 am on Flushing's Main Street. Click the shops map below, to view the shopping district along Main Street in Flushing, through which the parade will go.

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Winter: Farmers Markets / Greenmarkets

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

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Social / Classes - Queens NY NYC


Queens Botanical Garden

January: No Programs Scheduled

The Botanical Gardens are a good place for Children / Kids to learn aobut the environment. Click this link for a map of the Queens Botanical Garden location at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the Queens Botanical Garden website. 718.886.3800.

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Sporting Activities / Events - Queens


Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden in Astoria NY

Sundays In January: Ping Pong

Ping Pong starts at 4 pm and goes until they close. This is hosted in the Main Hall. Great fun. Admission Free. Click here to see a map of the location of the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden at 29-19 24th Avenue at 33rd Street in Astoria Queens NYC. This map will include public transit info. Click here to obtain more info on the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden website. Tel: 718.274.4925.

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Acqueduct Race Track In Jamaica NY - OPEN

January 7 - 11: The Busanda - Jan 10

January 14 - 19: The Evening Attire - Jan 17 / The Affectionately - Jan 18 / Jimmy Winkfield - Jan 19

January 22 - 25: The Paumonok - Jan 24

January 28 - February 1: The Correction - Jan 31

Live horse races at Aqueduct. Gates open at 11 am and 'general' parking is free. Click here for a map of the Acqueduct Race Track is located at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica, NY. This map will contain public transit info. Click here for more info on the Acqueduct Race Track / NYRA website. 718.641.4700.

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NYC Parks – Indoor Swimming In Queens NY

January: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center

NYC Parks Department opened a new olympic sized pool in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Annual Fee is $75 adults / $10 seniors / and under 18 is free. You must bring a swimming suit and quality padlock to be admitted. The pool is open Monday - Friday from 6 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 8 pm. Click this link for a map to the Queens Ice Rink and Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool. This map contains public transit info. For more information about the pool click this link to the NYC Parks department. Applicable for entertaining Children / Kids. 718.271.7572.

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Theater - Queens NY NYC


Thalia Spanish Theatre In Sunnyside NY

January 10 - 11: Goldilocks And The Three Bears - SOLD OUT

January 30 - March 22: Puro Tango

Tango dances to music arranged by Latin Grammy winner Paul Juarena. Performances Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sunday at 4 pm. A-dmission $30 / $27 . Click this link for a map of the location of the Thalia theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside. For further info click this link to the Thalia Theatre website. 718.729.3880.

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