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Queens Things to do This Weekend NYC - Weekend Events QNS NYC

Jul 13, 2024 at 12:15 am by mikewood

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THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN QUEENS

JULY WEEKEND EVENTS IN QUEENS NYC

UPDATED 7/ 13 / 24

ALWAYS A WORK IN PROGRESS

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Things To Do in Queens this Weekend / Events NYC

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JULY is the month of the Macys July 4th Fireworks and the Friday night summer fireworks at Coney Island.

There are Italian Giglio festivals in Brooklyn, on Staten Island and in the Bronx. There are a number of Latin American Independence Day celebrations, most of which are in Queens, but also in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Also Bastille Day in Manhattan.

The summer is officially underway with swimming at the public beaches and public park pools, outdoor theater and concerts in the park, food & music festivals, kyaking and vacations. FMSTF.

The photo above was taken at the Great Native American Indian Pow Wow at Queens County Farm in Queens. The Pow Wow returns this month.

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Queens Weekly Change Log - 7.13.24

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FOR NEW / EXISTING INCLUSIONS AS OF 7.13.24. We added / included a Blarney Concert in LIC, Festival de las Flores & Parade in Jackson Heights / Corona, Queens Boro Dance Festival & VG Dance Intensive. This month, July 2024, we'll be adding more effort into this monthly calendar by updating what's going on at the arts, performance, cultural, community, dining, shopping, business and government institutions featured below. Thanks for your patience as we continue to evolve the content on this site.

FOR NEW / EXISTING INCLUSIONS AS OF 7.5.24. We added / included Breezy Point Fireworks, Queens Boro Dance Festival, Dance Entropy and Blarney Concerts at NY Irish Center. This month, July 2024, we'll be adding more effort into this monthly calendar by updating what's going on at the arts, performance, cultural, community, dining, shopping, business and government institutions featured below. Thanks for your patience as we continue to evolve the content on this site.

FOR NEW / EXISTING INCLUSIONS AS OF 6.29.24. We added / included a Flushing Town Hall Concert, an Irish Festival in LIC, the Queens Boro Dance Festival, the Jamaica Dance Festival & see Lady Land Under the K Bridge on Brooklyn Blvd. In July 2024, we'll be adding more effort into this monthly calendar. Thanks for your patience as we continue to enhance the functionality on this site.

 

THESE LINKS TO BE MOVED TO PROPER SECTIONS.

CLICK this link to view the Queens Parades & large cultural events in NYC 2024 throughout the year.

Click here to view Queens street fairs & festivals NYC 2024. These include additional events for the weekend.

UPDATES. We're now updating this events calendar weekly.

FREE MEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR. We just started the Member - Queens Events Calendar NYC where local artists, cultural groups, community organizations and non-profits can post their events free.

We're getting there. Thanks for your patience.


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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

Click for maps & info about Queens Art Museums.


Materials for the Arts in LIC Queens NYC

Closing Art Exhibit Reception

Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 6.30 - 9 pm, there's a closing reception for the 'FORMALITIES' exhibit at Materials for the Arts at their warehouse at 33-00 Northern Blvd in Astoria / LIC. A nude model will be there and there will be a participatory collage program too. Free but must rsvp at https://www.materialsforthearts.org/.


Culture Lab in LIC Queens NYC

Opening Art Exhibit Reception

Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm - Opening Reception for Off the Wall Affordable Art Fair. Over 100 local Long Island City Artists [aka LICA] feature their works for sale at Culture Lab LIC at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. The fair continues thru December 17th.


CLOSED _ Dorsky Gallery & Curatorial Services - LIC

I think they were a pandemic casualty.

Art Exhibits & Artist Talks

Description. Opening receptions averaging about monthly more or less - generally on Sundays from 3 - 5 pm.

Location. The Dorsky Gallery is at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC.

Contact. 718.937.6317


Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning aka JCAL - Jamaica QNS NYC

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Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Friday, January 19, 2024 beginning at 6 pm - Opening Reception for Parables of the Unknown: The Art of Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror at the Jamaica Center for Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Queens. Free - but for details and to rsvp see - https://jcal.org.

I. These are held at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue [a couple of blocks east of JCAL]. Second Thursdays, October 12 & November 9, 2023 beginning at 8 pm - Jazz. Free but rsvp. Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 7 to 10 pm - Queens Gala - also at the Jamaica Center for Performing Arts. Fundraiser. $269. Tuesdays at 7 pm from October 24 to November 28, 2023 at 7 pm - You Cannot Define Me: The Black Man. Four Black authors talk about their identity & development. Free but rsvp. Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 8 to 10 pm - Open Mic / Spoken Word. Free but rsvp.

II. Thursday, November 30, 2023 beginning at 8 pm - Meet the Playwright. Watch a live staged reading of Black Daisies by Chelsea Dai. At the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue. Free but rsvp at https://jcal.org/

Description. Programming for young & old alike. Performances and talks with artists, writers and curators. At the Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica. Events & times vary.

Locations. JCAL & JPAC are two very closely aligned arts organizations only blocks apart along Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. The Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue and the Jamaica Performing Arts Center is located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens.

Contact. https://jcal.org/ - 718.658.7400


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Flux Thursday & Other Arts Events

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

None as of this posting on 10/8/23.

Potluck Thursdays Dinner begins at 7 pm / presentations at 8 pm. On the second Thursday of every month there's a potluck dinner with presentations & conversation. Must bring food or beverage to share / free. This Potluck Dinner appears to have been a [pre?] pandemic casualty.

Description. An emerging artists community space that provides in-residency programs along with a portfolio of other resources to support emerging artists. Click here to view a prior story about the Flux Factory.

Location. The Flux Factory is located at 39-31 29th Street in Long Island City Queens NYC.

Contact. https://www.fluxfactory.org/ -


Noguchi Museum In Long Island City - Art Museums in LIC Queens

Artsy Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC

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Thru February 4, 2024 - A Glorious Bewilderment: Marie Menken’s ‘Visual Variations on Noguchi’ exhibit. The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Blvd in Long Island City / Astoria Queens NYC. https://www.noguchi.org

Description. A modern art & sculpture museum dedicated to artists / sculptor Isamu Noguchi. They host a number of disfferent exhibits of Noguchi's works, as well as those by other artists with some relevance / connection to Noguchi. Click here to view a prior story about the Noguchi Museum in Queens. The museum also hosts lectures, discussion, concerts & socials which are free w/ admission of $12 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.

Location. The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Blvd in Long Island City / Astoria Queens NYC. Click here for the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City including hours, map, contact info and link.

Contact. https://www.noguchi.org - 718.204.7088


MoMA PS1 Art Museums in Long Island City Queens NYC

Art Exhibits & Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC

PS1 art museum long island city weekend things to do in lic queens nyc weekend events in queensCurrent & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

New Exhibit opens Thursday, October 12, 2023 thru March 4, 2024 - Rirkrit Tiravanija: A Lot of People. It's a mixed media installation spanning 40 years of his work.

On Saturday, October 14, 2023 there's an opening reception for the new exhibit.

Thursday, November 16, 2023 MoMA PS1 opens two new exhibits - Leslie Martinez: The Fault of Formation and And Ever an Edge which is a Studio Museum Artists in Residence Exhibit. The MoMA PS1 Art Museum is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City Queens NYC. For details and tickets see - https://www.momaps1.org/

WHEN DO THE ABOVE END???

Description. This was once an NYC public school which was transformed into a modern art museum with a courtyard. In the court yard during the summer they host Friday or Saturday night outdoor concerts. Admission Adults $10 / $5 Students and Seniors & Under 16 years free. Click here to view a prior report we did about an exhibit at MoMA PS1.

Hours. Thursday thru Monday from 12 noon to 6 pm, except on Saturdays when it stays open until 8 pm. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Location. The MoMA PS1 Art Museum is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City Queens NYC. Click here for PSI Art Museum contact info, link, map and hours.

Contact. https://www.momaps1.org/ - 718.784.2086


Godwin Ternbach Museum at Queens College

Weekend Things To Do in Flushing Queens NYC

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

October 4, 2023 to January 4, 2024 - Ubuhle Women - Beadwork and the Art of Independence art exhibit.

Description. The Godwin Ternbach Museum exhibits artistic and cultural works from around the world.

Hours. Monday thru Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Location. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum is located at Queens College in 405 Klapper Hall at 65-30 Kissena Blvd in Flushing Queens NYC.

Contact & Tickets. https://gtmuseum.org/


Queens Museum - Art Exhibits & Museums in Flushing Queens NYC

Visiting Queens Museum Art Exhibits is a Weekend Thing to do in Queens

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Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 12.30 to 4.30 pm - Bringing Water to Light: Tibbetts Brook to Flushing Creek – a case study on daylighting panel and culminating workshop. Free. This is about how Flushing Meadows Corona Park was developed and has to do with climate change.

Description. This building was used to house the United Nations General Assembly from 1946 - 1950, when that organization was just getting off the ground. The museum was renovated in 2013. Ongoing exhibits include Tiffany Glass, NY Watershed, NYC Panorama & NYC 1939 & 1964 Worlds Fairs. Viewing these exhibits is free w/ admission. Click here for story encompassing photos of each exhibit at the 'renovated' Queens Museum of Art. Click these links to view a prior story about the Queens Museum Of Art or Queens International Art Exhibit at the Queens Museum Of Art or the Queens Museum of Art. Free but suggested admission [used to be?] $5 / $2.

Hours. Wednesday thru Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm, except Saturday and Sunday when it opens at 11 am.

Location. The Museum is the New York City Building which is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which can be accessed heading north on the Grand Central Parkway, just north of the LIE - Long Island Expressway. Click here for map of the Queens Museum.

Contact. https://queensmuseum.org/ - Tel - 718.592.9700


Sculpture Center - Art Exhibits & Museums in Long Island City Queens NYC

Attending an Art Exhibit or Performance is a Weekend Thing to do in Queens

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Description. Click here to view a report on a prior Sculpture Center reception opening. Free admission, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Hours. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 12 noon - 6 pm.

Location. Click for the Sculpture Center in Long Island City map.

Contact.


Socrates Sculpture Park

Summer Programs Posted in the Friday Update

socrates sculpture park things to do this weekend in queens nyc weekend eventsCurrent & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Description. Art / sculpture exhibit in the park. Admission free. Click here to view short reports on a prior events at the Socrates Sculpture Park In LIC / Astoria.

Hours. The park is open during daylight hours year round.

Location. Click here for a map of Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC / Astoria.

Contact.


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queens business meetings community board meetings

Click the header above for Queens Business Meetings, Events & Workshops or this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.

Also see Social Section & Member Calendar below.


NYC & Borough Governments - Funding Requests for NYC Capital Budget

Open Funding Requests End on Febrary 22, 2024

On January 5, 2024 NYC opened funding requests to City Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Cultural Institutions, and Public Schools to apply for funding from the 2025 Borough and City Council Capital Budgets. Applications close on February 22, 2024 at 5 pm. For details see - https://www.nyc.gov/site/capitalgrants/index.page


Business / Real Estate

LIC Partnership & Queens Chamber of Commerce

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 5 to 7 pm - Networking Night & the Chinese New Year - at Red Sorgum at 28-03 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. The evening includes light bites and drinks. For details and $20 / $40 tickets see - https://www.longislandcityqueens.com/events/calendar/licp-networking-night-red-sorghum/

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - the LIC Summit - at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

Description. The LIC Partnership is a Business Improvement District organization. The Chamber of Commerce is a private membership business organization.

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Contact.


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dance performances in queens

* Also see Theater, Music & Art Sections for dance performances

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.

  • The Kupferberg Center events are in the Theater section.

 

Saturday, June 8 - September 15, 2024 at various times & locations - Queens Boro Dance Festival. The performances are weekly all summer long in numerous locations across the borough. Free. For details see - https://queensborodancefestival.org


Topaz Arts - Dance Performances in Sunnyside Queens NYC

Attending a Dance Performance in Woodside is Weekend Thing to do in Queens

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 4 to 6 pm, there's 23rd Anniversary Celebration at Topaz Arts. Free.

Description. Topaz Arts is a modern and classical dance and performance company and space.

Location. At 55-03 39th Avenue in Woodside Queens NYC.

Contact & Tickets.


Jamaica Performing Arts Center - JPAC in Jamaica

Attending is a Dance Performance in Woodside is Weekend Thing to do in QNS NYC

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

RECURRING _ Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2024 - Annual Jamaica Dance Festival - Begins at 7 pm - In Rufus King Park on Jamaica Avenue at 150th Street. Free dance performances by local performers. Street fairs in Jamaica NY. For details see - https://thejamaicadancefestival.com/

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Contact & Tickets. Click for JCAL contact info & links.


Green Space - LIC - Modern Dance Performances in LIC Queens NYC

Attending is a Dance Performance in LIC this Weekend in Queens NYC

Green SpaceCurrent & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Monday, July 8 - 14, 2024 - Valerie Green / Dance Entropy Summer Intensive - at Green Space at 37-24 24th Street in LIC. For details, copy & paste - www.DanceEntropy.org

Description. Green Space is a decade(s) old, independent dance modern dance company. In addition to public performances, they also teach classes, do rehearsals and rent practice / performance space.

Location. At 37-24 24th Street in Long Island City Queens.

Contact & Tickets. https://www.greenspacestudio.org


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Restaurants & Food

See restaurant reviews in the Queens Buzz Restaurant Reviews section of this site.

Click here for our report about Halloween Bars, Restaurants & Halloween Parties in Queens NYC.

 


Queens Restaurants

Dining in Queens

Click this link to view our listing of some of the more interesting Queens Restaurants serving Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing & Jamaica.


Valentines Day Restaurants & Events in Queens NYC

CLICK this link to view suggestions for romantic and other Valentines Day restaurants in Queens NYC.


New Years Eve Parties & NYE Events in Queens NYC

CLICK here for New Years Eve Parties and NYE Events in Queens NYC - WIP - Should be done by Sun / Mon / Tues 12.17 - 19.23.


Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm, the International Food Expo will be held at the NY Hall of Science at 47-01 11th Street in Corona [in FMC Park]. Proceeds benefit the Queens Together Food Pantry. For details and $100 tickets see - https://expo.queenstogether.org


Queens Restaurants

Restaurants in Queens

Visit our restaurants section to view report about some of the more interesting restaurants in Queens.


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Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets Queens

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Click for info about Queens Farmers Markets opening & closing dates .

Some Queens farmers markets are sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, Grow NYC, Local Harvest & Down To Earth Markets. Click here for Manhattan things to do manhattan.

You may also use the search function to find a report on CSA's [Community Supported Agriculture in Queens].

The following are the approximate opening & closing dates for Queens Green Markets. CLICK LINKS ABOVE FOR PRECISE DATES THIS YEAR.

Astoria Farmers Market - July 5 - Nov 15 - Also see LIC for Socrates

WEDNESDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Astoria Farmers Market.

Corona Farmers Market - July 7 - Nov 17

Fridays 8 am to 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Corona Farmers Market.

Elmhurst Farmers Market - June 6 - November 21

TUESDAYS 8 am – 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Elmhurst Farmers Market near Elmhurst Hospital.

Flushing Farmers Mkt Qns Botanical Gardens - June 16 - Nov 17

Fridays 8.30 am - 4 pm off the north corner of the Queens Botanical Gardens. Click to view a map of the Flushing Farmers Market / Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market.

Forest Hills (Post Office) - Year Round

Sundays 8 am - 3 pm at 70th Avenue and Queens Blvd [Post Office]. Click to view a map of the Forest Hills Farmers Market & Post Office.

Fresh Meadows / Pomonock Farmers Market - July 5 - November 22

WEDNESDAYS between 9 am - 4 pm. Maple Playground at 67-09 Kissena Blvd. Across from Queens College. Click to view a map of the Pomonock farmers market in Fresh Meadows across from Queens College.

Jackson Heights Farmers Market - OPEN YEAR ROUND

SUNDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map to the Jackson Heights Farmers Market / Travers Park Farmers Market.

Jamaica Farmers Market - June 16 & 17 - Nov 17 & 18

Open Fridays from 8.30 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Jamaica Farmers Market.

Long Island City LIC Farmers Market - June 3 - Nov 18

Open Saturdays from 8 am - 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Long Island City LIC Farmers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park Farmers Market.

LIC - Brooklyn Grange Farmers Market - May 20 - Oct 21

Open Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm. On the Standard Motor Lofts Building in LIC on Northern Blvd.

**LIC - Youth Market - September 5 to September 26, 2016.** NOT UPDATED YOUTH MARKET

SATURDAYS 9 am - 4 pm. Location: 48th Avenue & Vernon Blvd.

Pomonok Flushing Farmers Market - June 5 - November 22

Open Wednesdays from 9 am - 4 pm. Click to view a map of Queens Community House Pomonok Center Farmers Market at 67-09 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 11367 - across from Queens College.

**Ridgewood Farmers Market - July 9 - November 19, 2016 **NOT UPDATED YOUTH MARKET

Open Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm. Click to view map of Ridgewood Farmers Market including info.

**Rockaway Beach Farmers Market / Youth Market - July 9 - November 19, 2016 **NOT UPDATED YOUTH MARKET

Open Saturdays 9.30 am - 3 pm. Click to view map of Rockaway Beach Farmers Market including info - TBD.

Sunnyside Farmers Market - Open Year Around

Saturdays between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Sunnyside Farmers Market.

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Court Square Theater in Long Island City - Film & Live Performance

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 26, 27 & 28, 2024 beginning at 7 pm and at 4 pm on Sunday - Before the Drugs Kick in - at Court Square Theater - see the Queens Member Events Calendar for details. Tickets $15 / $25.

I need to reconcile in which section to ultimately place the Court Theater - Film or Theater.

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Queens World Film Festival

Coming March 2024


Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageThemed Film Screenings Regularly

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Sunday, January 14, 2024 from 2 to 5 pm - Martin Luther King Family Day at MoMI. They describe the event as follows, " ... Join us in celebrating the birthday of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a talk, tours, media-making activities, and more. The courageous activism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his collaborators led to the historic 1963 March on Washington, which called for an end to racial discrimination and the passing of the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and prohibited employment discrimination ... visitors can join a conversation with teens about their advocacy and community service; create animations and other media inspired the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; ...". Free with museum admission which is $20 / $12 / $10.

Description. MoMI is hosts regular film screenings including talks by writers, designers, actors, directors and producers. Click to read our report on the newly remodeled Museum Of The Moving Image, or a review of a prior exhibit entitled Ming Wong, or about the Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria. Events are generally free with admission, which is $20 / $12 seniors 65+ & students 18+ / $10 kids 3 - 17. Free gallery admission every Friday 4 - 8 pm.

Location. At the Museum of the Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria / LIC in Queens.

Contact & Tickets. For details see - https://movingimage.org.


For More Films - Also see MOMA PS1 & Queens Museum of Art in Art section above.


FREE MOVIES IN QUEENS PARKS. Click for listing of free movies / films in Queens Parks - free movies in Queens parks.


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Queens Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

Also see KIDS / PARADES section below. Click here for maps & info about Queens History.


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Thalia Theatre - Bilingual English Spanish Dance, Music & Theater

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Past, Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Saturday & Sunday, January 27 & 28, 2024 beginning at 8 pm and 4 pm respectively - Ana en El Tropico at Thalia Spanish Theater at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside. It's comedy and the press release was in Spanish, so it's unclear whether there are any English performances. For details and $30 tickets see - https://thaliatheatre.org.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 19, 20 & 21, 2024 at 8 pm, 8 pm and 4 pm respectively - Eight Asinine Women at Thalia Spanish Theater at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside. It's comedy and the press release was in Spanish, so it's unclear whether there are any English performances. For details and $30 tickets see - https://thaliatheatre.org.

November 17, 2023 - December 17, 2023 - Friday & Saturday at 8 pm and at 4 pm on Sunday - Christmas in Colombia / Navidad en Colombia. Colombian music and dance performances. At Thalia Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside. For details and $40 / $42 / $45 tickets see - https://thaliatheatre.org/.

October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, 2023 Friday, Saturday & Sunday, at 8 pm Friday & Saturday, matinees at 3pm, Saturday & at 4 pm on Sunday - Zuhari. Show is about discovery of the hidden with magic and illusion. Tickets $30 / $25.

Description. Thalia Theatre is a bilingual [Spanish & English] theater company that hosts performances mostly by Latin dance and theater groups, performing in both Spanish and English.

Location. Thalia Theatre 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside Queens. Click here to view a map of Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside.

Contact & Tickets. WS - https://thaliatheatre.org | Also see up-to-date listings in Member Calendar.


Langston Hughes Library - Jackson Heights / Corona

Childrens & Adult Programs

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

 

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On Saturday mornings / afternoons, they regularly do some artistic, musical and film programs which are generally free. At the Langston Hughes Library & Cultural Center at 100-01 Northern Blvd [718.651.1100].


NY Irish Center - LIC

Films & Musical Performances

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Friday, July 12, 2024 beginning at 7 pm - Blarney Concert Series - performance at the NY Irish Center - at 10-40 Jackson Avenue at 51st Avenue in LIC. A tin whistle and other performances by the Woodlawn School of Irish Music in the Bronx. For details and $23 tickets, copy & paste - https://www.newyorkirishcenter.org

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Generally begins w/ cocktails at 7.30 pm / show at 8.30 pm. The Center is hosting a performance by The Murphy Beds of modern and traditional Irish music. Admission $22 / $25.

Located at 10-40 Jackson Ave in LIC / 718.482.0909.


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Periodic History & Horticultural Programs

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

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From 12.30 - 5 pm. Tickets $.

Click photo for contact info and address which is 149-19 38th Avenue. Hours 1 - 4 pm Wed, Sat & Sun. Click here for a short report on the Voelker Orth House Museum.


King Manor Museum - Jamaica

Periodic Childrens Programs & Chamber Music

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

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Saturday or Sunday afternoons for periodic childrens programs & weekday evenings for periodic classical music concerts with discussion at the King Manor Museum in Jamaica. Admission varies with programs.


Greater Astoria Historical Society GAHS - Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyHistory Programs

Periodically hosts a number of historical talks, walks and lectures that range from free to possibly $20 generally on Monday night, or a weekend.

Ongoing - Museum Exhibits

GAHS has a collection of things on a variety of topics, such as the Sunnyside Boxing Arena, films covering both of Queens' World Fairs and the Blackwell door. Current exhibit about East River ferries.

Click for The Greater Astoria Historical Society contact info, hours, map and a link.

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Queens Historical Society / Kingsland Homestead - Flushing

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From 12.30 to 2 pm.

Ongoing - Kingsland Homestead Museum

Admission $3 / $2 and children / kids under 10 free. Click for Queens Historical Society in Flushing contact info, hours, map and link.

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Queens Holidays & Holiday Weekends - Things To Do in Queens & Holiday Events Qns




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HOLIDAYS & PARADES

Friday, 7/5/24 beginning at 9 pm - Independence Day / July 4th Fireworks at Breezy Point in the Rockaways - Organized by the Breezy Point Coop. For details, copy & paste - https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-01301

 

Also see Sports / Parks & History [above] & Theater Events [below]


Jackson Heights - Festival de las Flores

Sunday, July 14, 2023 from 12 noon to 3 pm - The Festival de las Flores - A parade marches along 37th Avenue from 69th Street [in Jackson Heights] to 88th Street in Corona where there should be a nearby street fair that runs along [possibly 90th] Street to Roosevelt Avenue until about 6 pm.


Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing Queens NYC

Martin Luther King Day - All Day Program for Kids

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC

Monday, January 15, 2024 from 9 am to 3 pm - MLK Day School Holiday Program

During this 9am-3pm drop-off program, young gardeners will learn about food justice movements in Black American history, start seeds in our greenhouse for the spring, and explore our interconnected ecosystems. Children will enjoy the Children’s Garden, where they spend time gardening, playing, observing, and learning in a nurturing environment. Admission $99 / $110 / $117.

The program is designed to accommodate kids - Pre K thru Grade 5 - being dropped off for the day. https://www.queensbuzz.com/MemberEventsCalendarQueensNYC

Description. The Queens Botanical Garden carries a wide range of plant life and also offers classes and exhibits. Generally admission $4 / $3 / $2. Hours vary by season. The Botanical Gardens are a good place for Children / Kids to learn about the environment. Queens weekend events and things to do in Flushing QNS NYC.

Location. At 43-50 Main Street in Flushing Queens NYC.

Contact & Tickets. https://queensbotanical.org


New York Hall Of Science

Science For Kids & Adults

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

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Contact & Tickets.

Events are free with General Admission $11 / $8, unless otherwise specified.

Hours July through June are: Mon - Thurs 9.30 - 2 pm, Friday 9.30 - 5 pm and Sat / Sun 10 am - 6 pm. Click this link for our business listing of the New York Hall Of Science which includes contact info and links to website & map.


Queens Zoo In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Feedings & Kids Activities

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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.

Admission $7 / $3. The zoo is open weekdays from 10 am - 5 pm and from 10 am - 5.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Good for Children / Kids. And they have a new cafe. Click this link to the business listing of the Queens Zoo in Flushing for contact info & links to website & map. Here's a link to some other Queens things to do in Queens.


Queens Holiday Events - Holiday Things to do in Queens NYC

Click here for - Queens Holiday Events - Holiday Things to do in Queens NYC. The events include dance, theater and musical holiday performances, as well as Christmas tree, Menorah & Kwanzaa candle lightings and related events in Queens NYC.


Halloween Parties & Parades in Queens NYC

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live music in queens

Also see Film & Theater & Parks

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.


Friday, July 12, 2024 beginning at 7 pm - Blarney Concert Series - performance at the NY Irish Center - at 10-40 Jackson Avenue at 51st Avenue in LIC. A tin whistle and other performances by the Woodlawn School of Irish Music in the Bronx. For details and $23 tickets, copy & paste - https://www.newyorkirishcenter.org

 

Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 4 to 7 pm - Irish Dance & Music Festival - at the Gantries in Gantry State Park along the East River next to the public library. About a dozen different performers / performances of Irish cultural traditions. For details see the NY Irish Center in LIC.


Queens Holiday Events - Holiday Things to do in Queens NYC

Click here for - Queens Holiday Events - Holiday Things to do in Queens NYC. The events include dance, theater and musical holiday performances, as well as Christmas tree, Menorah & Kwanzaa candle lightings and related events in Queens NYC.


Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseHistoric Tours & Programs

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

January 19, 2024 beginning at 12 noon - Louis Armstrong House Archive Tour. At the Louis Armstrong House at 34-56 107th Street in Corona Queens. Free w/ donation. For details and tickets see - https://www.louisarmstronghouse.org.

February 10, 2024 - Jean & Marcus Baylor Listening Event at the Louis Armstrong House. Tickets are $29.

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Contact & Tickets. https://www.louisarmstronghouse.org

Dates, programs & ticket prices vary.

Exhibits & tour. Admission $10 / $7 which includes 40 minute House Tour - last one begins at 4 pm.

Click to our report on the Louis Armstrong House tours in Queens or here for The Louis Armstrong House in Corona info.


Flushing Town Hall - Weekend Things to do in Flushing Queens NYC

flushing town hallMusic & Cultural Performances

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Friday, June 28, 2024 beginning at 7 pm - A Concert for Tootie Heath - at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd in Flushing. This is a paid jazz concert. For details and $48 tickets, copy & paste - https://www.flushingtownhall.org.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 beginning at 7 pm, Monthly Jazz Jam at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd in Flushing. Admission $10 at https://www.flushingtownhall.org/.

Sunday, November 19, 2023 beginning at 12 noon - Diwali Celebration. Folk dance and musical performances, as well as exhibits of Indian clothing, decoration and food. For details and $10 - $22 tickets use contact info below.

Description. A one and a half century old building, once a government building and jail, was transformed into a cultural center, primarily of music and dance, in Flushing.

Location. At Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd in Flushing.

Contact & Tickets. https://www.flushingtownhall.org.

New events posted weekly - see Friday front page.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events with link to tickets. Ongoing - the suggested donation is $5. Click here for Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens contact info, hours, map & link.

 
 

FREE LIVE MUSIC IN QUEENS. Click here for free things to do in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Queens Summer 2011.



queens events calendar

This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations.

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community board meetings in queens

Click to the Queens Issues section or the Eco-Friendly Queens section for related reports. Click this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.


Martin Luther King Day of Service 2024

Events & Things to do MLK Weekend in Queens NYC

CLICK here for Martin Luther King Day Weekend Events & Things to do MLK Day in Queens NYC.


_ There's an Alzheimers Walk & others. More coming later.


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sporting activities parks in queens

Queens parks are open year round - also see Social & Kids sections for park events. Click for a compendium of Queens Parks & activities.


Click here for free things to do in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Queens Summer.

LIC Boathouse - LIC / Astoria September X: Hallets Cove Free Kyaking From 1 - 5 pm on TBD. Must be accompanied by an adult. Click for Hallets Cove map.

 

Friday, 7/5/24 beginning at 9 pm - Independence Day / July 4th Fireworks at Breezy Point in the Rockaways - Organized by the Breezy Point Coop. For details, copy & paste - https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-01301

 

Saturday, May 25 - September 8, 2024 from 10 am to 6 pm - NYC Beaches in the Rockaways open all summer.


Mulchfest in NYC Parks 2024

Saturday & Sunday, January 6 & 7, 2024 from 10 am - 2 pm. This is the last weekend of Mulchfest. Mulchfest is an NYC Parks Department program to recycle Christmas trees and wreaths by mulching them and then either keeping the mulch to be used in NYC Parks or returning the mulch to the tree donor for them to use in their garden or house plants. The Mulchfest sites in each borough are: Brook Park in the Bronx, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan, Juniper Valley Park in Queens and Cloves Lake Park on Staten Island.

Contact. https://www.nycgovparks.org


Flushing Meadows Corona Aquatic Center / Richmond Hill H.S. / Far Rockaway H.S.

Swimming Lessons

See Member Calendar for postings of weekly Swim Strong Swimming Lessons in Queens.


Al Oerter Recreational Facility

Public Indoor Basketball Court, Computer Labs, Exercise Rooms, Handball Court, Dance Studio & Ping Pong Tables In Queens

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Open Monday through Friday 6 A - 10 P and Saturday 9 A - 5 P. Closed for important holidays. Bring padlock for locker and a change of clothes for athletics.

Free admission. Click here for a map to the Al Oerter Recreational Facility in Flushing Queens.


queens public golf coursesPublic Golf Courses In Queens

Golfing in Queens

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Click here for story, maps & info about the public golf courses in Queens.

Queens Golf Courses are open year round.


Aqueduct / Belmont Race Track In Jamaica NY

belmont race trackAcqueduct / Belmont Racetrack

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

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Horse Races. Use the following links for more current info. Gates open at 11 am and General Parking is free.

Click for a map with directions for the Acqueduct Race Track at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica, NY, or here for the telephone number and website of the Acqueduct Race Track / NYRA in Queens.


NYC Parks – Indoor Swimming & Ice Skating In Queens NY

natatorium indoor swim poolsAquatic Center & World Class Ice Rink

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

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The Flushing facilities are open year around. Bring a swimming suit, a swimming cap and quality padlock to be admitted to the pool. And you can rent skates to use the world ice arena [both in the same buillding]. Click on this link for a story about the Queens World Ice Arena & Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, including daily admission fees.

Click here for a complete listing of swimming pools in Queens Parks, as well as a smattering of other non-profit public pools in Queens. All outdoor swimming pools in public parks close after Labor Day Weekend.

The Flushing pool is open Monday - Friday from 6 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 8 pm. Annual Fee is $75 adults / $10 seniors / and under 18 is free.

Click for a map of the Queens Ice Rink and Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, and the business listing of the NYC Parks department - NYC Queens Parks.


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queens street fairs festivals

Also check the Kids, Historic / Culture, & Sports / Parks sections for related events.


Queens Holiday Markets - Holiday Shopping in Queens NYC

Click here for - Queens Holiday Markets - Holiday Shopping in Queens NYC. The holiday markets encompass Christmas shopping, Hanukkah shopping & Kwanzaa shopping and related markets in Queens NYC.


Click on header above for Street Fairs in Queens for the 2023 season.


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Saturday, November 4 - December 17, 2023 - Off the Wall Affordable Art Fair. Over 100 local Long Island City Artists [aka LICA] feature their works for sale at Culture Lab LIC at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens.



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Queens Holiday Events - Holiday Things to do in Queens NYC

Click here for - Queens Holiday Events - Holiday Things to do in Queens NYC. The events include dance, theater and musical holiday performances, as well as Christmas tree, Menorah & Kwanzaa candle lightings and related events in Queens NYC.


Also see Dance, Music, Art & History sections above.

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.


Black Spectrum Theatre Company in Jamaica Queens NYC

Things to do this Weekend in Jamaica Queens NYC

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, January 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2024 beginning at 7 pm on Friday & Monday, at 2 pm & 7 pm on Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday - MountainTop ... His Last Night on Earth.

Description. An original screen play about Dr. Martin Luther King's last night on earth. Admission $35. Weekend theater events in Queens NYC.

Location. At the Black Spectrum Theatre Company at 177-01 177th Street and Baisley Blvd in Jamaica Queens.

Contact. https://www.blackspectrum.net.


Court Square Theater in Long Island City Queens NYC

Things to do this Weekend in Queens - LIC Events in QNS

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, January 5 - 7, 12 - 14, 19 - 21 & 26 - 28, 2024 beginning at 7 pm Fridays & Saturdays and at 4 pm Sundays - Before the Drugs Kick in.

Description. A live two person performance by Maria Decotis and Mike Lemme " ... doing stand up and time travel from the mind of Lynn T. Walsh ...". Theatrical events & things to do in Queens NYC. Tickets are $15 - $25.

For details see the Member Calendar or the website below.

https://www.queensbuzz.com/MemberEventsCalendarQueensNYC

Location. At 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City Queens NYC.

Contact & Tickets. https://www.courtsquaretheaterlic.org


Queens Theater

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ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - Modern & Classical Dance, Theater & Music in LIC

Things to do this Weekend in LIC Queens NYC

laguardia performing arts center licCurrent & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 15, 2024. The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is holding an Open Call to writers, producers and actors to participate in its Rough Draft Festival. The Rough Draft Festival Reading Series runs from March 13 - 27, 2024. For details see - https://www.lpac.nyc/upcoming-events/rough-draft-festival-2024

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 11 am to 4 pm - Open Call to Perform in Working - A Musical. For details see - https://www.lpac.nyc/upcoming-events/working-open-call

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, November 15, 17 & 18, 2023 at 2.30 & 7.30 pm - Everybody. Also, Monday, November 20, 2023 at 12 noon. They describe the production as follows, " ... Inspired by the 15th century morality play Everyman, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play follows Everybody as they travel down a road toward life's greatest mystery and confront the inevitable (their death). An unpredictable, hilarious, and inventive inquiry into the ways we cope with our own mortality...". Free dress rehearsal on Wednesday 11/15 at 2.30 pm. After that tickets are $10 / $15. Use the url below.

Description. The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center performs and hosts numerous classical and current theatrical, cultural, musical and dance performances. Things to do this weekend in Queens NYC.

Location. At 31-10 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City Queens.

Contact & Tickets. https://www.lpac.nyc/

Click for contact info & map for La Guardia Performing Arts Center.


York College Performing Arts Center

York college performing arts centerModern Dance, Plays & Performances

Current & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

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Begins 7 pm Friday & Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. TBD. Admission $20 / $10.

Click here for link to more detailed schedule & York College Performing Arts Center tickets.

Click here to view a map of York College Performing Arts Center and click here to view the full season advertisement of YPAC theater in Jamaica NY including links to purchase tickets online.


The Secret Theatre - LIC Long Island City

secret theatreDance, Plays & Performances

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Begins at 8 pm Friday, 3 pm and 7 pm Saturday and 3 pm Sunday. Performances of the comedy. Each performance includes about six or seven one act plays [$15 Admission].

Click here to view a prior review of the Secret Theatre in LIC, or here for business listing for the Secret Theatre in LIC including map and website links.


The Chocolate Factory - Contemporary Dance, Plays & Performances in LIC Qns

Things to do this Weekend in LIC Queens NYC

chocolate factoryCurrent & Upcoming Things to do This Weekend in Queens NYC:

January 11 - 14, 2024 beginning at 7 pm - Juliana F. May / Family Happiness - at the Chocolate Factory Theater at 38-33 24th Street in Long Island City. For details and $10 - $275 tickets see - https://chocolatefactorytheater.org.

Wednesday - Saturday, December 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2023 beginning at 7 pm - Small Songs. They describe the performance as follows, " ... Brian Rogers assembled more than 100 hours of audio material, recorded solo, generally late at night, via modular synthesizer. Throughout 2020 and 2021, these recordings were meticulously (and exhaustively) condensed and sequenced into twenty nine very short compositions (or “small songs”), which unfold as a kind of abstract, auditory, autofictional narrative of shifting interior states, informed by a month-long cross country road trip Rogers undertook, solo, in 2021. Writer and cultural critic Claudia La Rocco composed the song titles in the form of a 29 line poem; the recordings were mastered by Stephan Mathieu; and the album was pressed in a very limited edition of vinyl LP’s which, due to a global vinyl shortage, only recently arrived...". Tickets run from $10 - $275.

Description. The Chocolate Factory Theater is a modern dance company and performance space.

Location. At 38-33 24th Street in Long Island City Queens.

Contact & Tickets. https://chocolatefactorytheater.org

Begins at 8 pm Wednesday thru Saturday. Performances of TBD [$18 Admission].

Admission on Thursdays is free for Queens residents on a first come first serve basis. Click here to view a report on a prior performance at the Chocolate Factory Theater LIC. Click here for a Chocolate Factory review / map and here for contact info, url and tickets for the Chocolate Factory in LIC.


Queens College Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts in Flushing QNS NYC

Saturday & Sunday, January 27 & 28, 2024 beginning at 3 pm on both days and also at 7 pm on Saturday - Nai Ni Chen Dance Company at the Kupferberg Center.

Description. The Kupferberg Center for the performing arts is a modern public performance space in Flushing Queens NYC.

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Contact. For details and tickets see - https://kupferbergcenter.org


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