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Things To Do Queens - March 2011

Mar 31, 2011 at 01:24 pm by mikewood


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Queens Events - Things To Do In Queens

March 24, 2011


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The month of March is the month of Daylight Savings Time [see Member Calendar] and the first day of Spring. Use the bookmark links to your right to view March events in Queens.

As you can see in the March Events calendar for Queens, there are plenty of things to do in Queens for free or only a few dollars. For shopping opportunities click here to view - Promotions In Queens.

Use our search function to obtain related reports on many of Queens cultural organizations, as well as maps, photos, and contact information including website links.


Art Exhibits & Events - Queens NYqueens art exhibits galleries museums


Queens Art Museums

Click here for maps and info about Queens Art Museums


Noguchi Museum In Long Island City

March 13: Second Sundays - South Of The Border

At 3 pm. History as seen from Mexico by American artists in the 1930's including work by Isamu Noguchi. Mexico public works sponsored art in the 1930's. Isamu Noguchi was among those who created public art, in this case, in the form of a mural. Free with admission.

noguchi museum in long island city queens new york city nyThrough April 24: On Becoming An Artist: Isamu Noguchi And His Contemporaries, 1922 - 1960

This exhibit explores Isamu Noguchi's career and early development. It includes earlier works and his interactions with; as well as influences on and by forty of his contemporaries.

Through April 24: Highlights From The Collection

Paris Abstractions and Peking Brush Paintings are on exhibit from the museum's permanent collection.

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday 10 am - 5 pm, and Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 6 pm. All programs are free with admission $10 / $5. First Friday of every month, pay what you wish. Click here to view a prior story about the Noguchi Museum in Queens.

Click here to view 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.

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PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island City

PS1

Through April 4: The Talent Show

Eighteen artists explore the concept of performer and audience in an exhibit that explores TV talent shows, social media and government surveillance.

Through April 4: Feng Mengbo

Interactive video game installation by Beijing artist who plays off of Super Mario Brothers and Street Fighter II. The game includes government propaganda and the hero is a Red Army soldier.

Admission $10, except on PS1 Warm Up Party Saturdays when admission is $15. Open Thursday through Monday 12 pm - 6 pm. Click here for a map to PS1 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. Click here to view a report about PS1 in LIC or use the search function to view all of them.

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Sculpture Center - Long Island City

sculpture centerThrough March 28: Ursula von Rydingsvard

Ursula creates monumental works out of cedarwood. This exhibit shows many of her works created over the past 18 years. Click here to view a report on a prior Sculpture Center reception opening.

Through March 28: In Practice Project Series

This exhibits the works of a number of emerging artists and they are generally shown in the lower level. Generally lots of fun with interesting perspectives.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 12 noon - 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 for our business listing of the Sculpture Center in Long Island City which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Queens Museum Of Art [QMA] Exhibit in Flushing

queens museum of artMarch 6: From Commanding Heights ... *

From 3 - 6 pm. By Korean born, New York based artist Sung Hwan Kim. We'll post details soon. Free with admission.

Perennial Exhibits: Panorama Of New York City & Tiffany Glass Collection

The panorama of the city of New York, created for the 1964 World's Fair and updated in the 90's is impressive to see at least once in a lifetime. And they also have a Tiffany Glass collection.

The first Sunday of every month is free from 1 - 4 pm, compliments of the MetLife Foundation. Click these links to view stories about prior exhibits at QMA including Reason's Clue Exhibit at the Queens Museum Of Art or Queens International Art Exhibit at the Queens Museum Of Art. 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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Flux Factory - Long Island City

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March 10: Flux Thursday

Begins at 8 pm. A potluck dinner followed by a lecture, a photo exhibit, a performance and an exhibit preview. Admission free / Donations welcome.

March 26: Anna Lundh: On The Dot

Begins at 3 pm with performance beginning promptly at 4 pm and followed by a cocktail hour. This exhibit explores humans and their relationship to time.

When exhibits are running, they are open from 12 noon - 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Any other time will be listed above. Click this link to read a story about a prior event at the Flux Factory. Click this link to see a map of the location of the Flux Factory in LIC which also contains transit info into the area. TBD - Click this link for the telephone number of the Flux Factory in LIC. Click here to go to the Flux Factory website.

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LIC Space - Long Island City

lic spaceMarch 4: Shannon Beal

From 7 - 9 pm. This month a reception for the exhibit of Shannon Beal's paintings. Admission free / donations welcome.

Click this link to view a story about an opening reception at LIC Space in LIC. Click here to see a map of the two LIC Space locations in Long Island City. The map links below include transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the licspace website.

 


Long Island City Artists aka LICA

March 4 - May 25: LICA Exhibition

Twenty-two artists are featured in this dual location exhibit which opened Friday March 4 at the Holiday Inn Queens on 39th Avenue in Dutch Kills LIC and Space Realty around the corner on 29th Street. Click the link above to see a map with the location. Viewing hours are 10 am - 6 pm at Space Realty and 24/7 at the Holiday Inn. Admission free.


Queens Council On The Arts

March 5: Armory After Party

From 9 pm - 1 am. This is a party hosted by the Queens Council On The Arts at 10-10 47th Road in LIC [aka Ten10 Studios]. Admission $5 suggested donation.


Jeffrey Leder Gallery

March 27 - April 30: Charles Marburg

Opening reception from 2 pm - 7 pm on 3/27. A reception to an opening of an art exhibit of modern paintings. The gallery is on the 3rd floor at 11-05 44th Road in LIC. Admission free.


Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica NY

March 23: Health Care Reform In NYC

Begins at 7 pm at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. This Studio LLC seminar covers issues related to healthcare reform and insurance for artists. Admission $10.

Click this link to see a map of the location of Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning and the Jamaica Performing Arts Center 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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Comedy Events - Queens

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The Creek & Cave In Long Island City

March: Comedy Nights At The Cave

Almost every evening they have something going on, most of which is stand up comedy, and the fun begins at 8 pm, but times may vary. Admission is generally free except for special events.

Click here for a story about a prior event at the Creek and the Cave in LIC. 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. The map link above includes transit info. Click this link for our business listing of The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Dance Performances - Queensmodern dance in queens

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Queens Theatre In The Park

queens theatre in the parkMarch 5: St Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre

At 2 pm and 8 pm. The St Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre has danced traditional Russian ballet around the world. Some say they are without peers. Admission $42 / $26. Tickets may be purchased by phone 718.760.0064.

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.


Green SpaceGreen Space In LIC

March 19: The Grass Is Always Greener - Take Root

Starts at 8.30 pm. This is a dance / theater piece that explores immigration, roots and memory. It's about a woman immigrating here and includes photo slide show in tandem with dance performance. By Annabella Lenzu and Todd Carroll. Admission $15.

March 20: Modern Dance Performances - Fertile Ground

Begins at 7 pm. Multiple dancers perform current works. 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.


Jamaica Performing Arts Center [JPAC] in Jamaica NY

March 26: Bhangra Dance Party

Begins at 7.30 pm at JPAC. This is a collaborative effort with World Music Institute [WMI] wherein DJ Rekha with spin the discs while Reena Shah provides some dance lessons. Admission $22 / $18 for WMI members.

Click this link to see a map of the location of Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning and the Jamaica Performing Arts Center 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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Dining & Drinking - Queens NYqueens restaurant reviews


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March: Restaurants & Food

Queens Buzz plans to write one or more new restaurant review each month. You will be able to find these in the Queens Buzz Restaurant Reviews section of this site. This month one Italian restaurant and one Japanese restaurant.

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Farmers Markets - Queensqueens farmers markets


Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets 2011 - Queens

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Jackson Heights Farmers Market at Travers Park to go year round starting January 9th, 2011.

Click this link for info about Queens Farmers Markets opening & closing dates 2011. Click this link for our business listing of the City Council on the Environment contact information.

These outdoor markets are sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation and the Council on the Environment of NYC, except for the Flushing and Jamaica markets. The Flushing market is done in collaboration with the NY Hall Of Science and the Jamaica market is done in collaboration with Local Harvest, a non-profit. You may also use the search function to find a report on CSA's [Community Supported Agriculture in Queens].

Astoria Farmers Market - Open July 6 - Nov 16, 2011

WEDNESDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click here for a map to the Astoria Farmers Market locations on 14th Street just south of 31st Avenue.

Corona Farmers Market - Open July 8 - Nov 18, 2011

Fridays 8 am to 5 pm. Click this link to view a map of the Corona Farmers Market location at 103rd Street & Roosevelt in Corona.

Flushing Farmers Market NY Hall Of Science - Open June 19 - Nov 6, 2011

Sundays 10 am - 4 pm in front of the NY Hall of Science. Click this link to view a map of the Flushing Farmers Market location NY Hall Of Science 47-01 111th Street in Flushing.

Flushing Farmers Mkt Qns Botanical Gardens - Open July 1 - Nov 11, 2011

Fridays 8.30 am - 4 pm in front of the Queens Botanical Gardens. Click this link to view a map of the Flushing Farmers Market location Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street in Flushing.

Glendale / Atlas Park Farmers Market - Open June 18 - Nov 19, 2011

SATURDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm at the Shops At Atlas Park Mall in Glendale. Click here to view a map of the Glendale Farmers Market location at Cooper Avenue and 80th Street.

Jackson Heights Farmers Market - Open Year Round Starting January 9, 2011

SUNDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click here for a map to the Jackson Heights Farmers Market near Travers Park at 34th Avenue east of 77th Street.

Jamaica Farmers Market - Open June 24 & 25 - Nov 11 & 12, 2011

Open Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Click here to view a map of the Jamaica Farmers Market location at 90-40 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue.

Long Island City LIC Farmers Market - TBD

TBD. Click here to view a map of the Long Island City LIC Farmers Market.

Sunnyside Farmers Market - Open June 4 - Dec 17, 2011

Saturdays between 8 am – 3 pm. Click here to view a map of the Sunnyside Farmers Market location on Skillman Avenue and 43rd Street.


Fashion / Film / Book / Movie Eventsfashion film in queens


Queens World Film Festival

Queens World Film FestivalMarch 3, 4, 5, 6: Film Festival In Jackson Heights

Starts at 6.30 pm Thursday, 6 pm Friday, 11 am Saturday and 10.30 am Sunday. This is a new film festival, featuring over one hundred films. Click this link to view details about hte program including a link to the Queens World Film Festival website and online ticket sales. Admission $6 / $3.

It's being held in two locations, except Thurday evening when it's only at the Jackson Heights Cinema. The second location is the Renaissance Charter School. Click the links to see maps.


Cafe Marlene Sunnyside

March 3: Queens Harvest Co-op / American Meat

Begins at 7 pm. This is a screening of an unfinished film about meat production in America. It's being shown at Cafe Marlene at 41-11 49th Street [near Skillman Avenue] in Sunnyside. Admission free but purchases encouraged.


Turkish Cultural Center - Sunnyside & Queens

March 4: Pandora's Box

Begins at 7 pm. This film is about siblings who meet in a Black Sea town to look for their missing relative. As they rejoin many old family issues and feelings return. The movie is in Arabic with English subtitles. Admission Free.

This is at the Turkish Cultural Center of Queens at 43-49 45th Street in Sunnyside. Rsvp at rsvp @ tccqueens.org. 718.482.8263.


Museum Of The Moving Image In Astoria NY

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March 6: Diary 1973 - 1983

Begins at 2 pm. Epic classic film by David Perlov. It's a personal account about living in Israel through a decade of turmoil. Free with admission.

March 10: An Evening With Stiller and Meara

Starts at 7 pm. Actor Jerry Stiller [of Seinfeld fame] and wife Anne Meara have been in show business since the 1960's. They talk about their lives on the stage. Admission $20 / $10.

February 25 - March 20: Alain Resnais Retrospective

Through March 20th there will be films directed by Alain Resnais that explore themes of time, memory, history and desire. On March 20th his Smoking / No Smoking films will be shown at 4 pm and 7 pm respectively. Free with admission.

March 24: Gasland

Begins at 6 pm. A documentary about hydraulic fracturing [oil & gas drilling] in the Catskill Watershed known as Marcellus Shale that supplies NYC's unfiltered drinking water. Admission Free.

March 25: Source Code

At 7.30 pm. Preview screening of the upcoming science fiction movie Source Code with Director Duncan Jones. Admission $15.

March 26 & 27: David Kerr When Movies Mattered

On March 26th at 2 pm 'Sailors Luck' will be shown [hour long film] and followed by a 30 minute talk and then book signing by author / film critic David Kerr. Free with admission.

March: Behind The Screen

These core exhibits are about how films / movies are produced, including showcasing vintage equipment. There are a number of interactive kiosks where kids can play, while learning about how the moving image is created and manipulated. Click here for a story about the offerings of the Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria. Click here to read our report on the newly remodeled Museum Of The Moving Image.

The museum hours are Tues - Thurs 10.30 am - 5 pm, Fri 10.30 - 8 pm [gallery admission free after 4 pm] and Saturday - Sunday 10.30 am - 7 pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 / $7.50 seniors and children 3 - 18 are $5. 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: 718.777.6888.

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Queens History / Cultural Eventsqueens history culture cultural


Queens Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

Click here for maps and info about Queens History and Attractions


Kingsland Homestead In Flushing

kingsland homesteadMarch 6: History Of Religious Sites In Flushing

Begins at 2.30 pm. Dr. Ronald Brown talks about the history of religious freedom in Flushing. He starts with the Flushing Remonstrance and takes us up to date, including discussions about the Quakers, Catholics, Buddhists and Sikhs who practice their faiths in Flushing today. Admission $8 / $5.

March 27: Mom's Home Cooking

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. QCC professor Megan Elias looks at the role of women in culinary history. Admission $8 / $5.

Ongoing - Kingsland Homestead Museum

Admission $3 / $2 and children / kids under 10 free. Click this link to see a map of the location of the Kingsland Homestead at Parsons Blvd and 37th Avenue in Flushing. This will also contain public transit info. Click here for our business listing of the Queens Historical Society in Flushing which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseMarch: House Tours

House Tours are 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. Admission $8 / $6.

We took the tour and highly recommend it. Click here for a link to our report on the Louis Armstrong House tours in Queens. 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 for our business listing of The Louis Armstrong House in Corona which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Greater Astoria Historical Society In Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyMarch 7: Smithsonian Presents Steinway Diaries

At 7 pm. This is the history of an apple first grown in Jackson Heights, exported around the world and a new movement to bring it back home. Admission $5 - best to rsvp using Business Directory link below.

March: Museum Exhibits

GAHS has a bountiful 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.

Open Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm and Saturdays 12 pm - 5 pm. Donation suggested. Click here to view a map of the location of the Greater Astoria Historical Society on the 4th Floor of the Quinn Building 35-20 Broadway in Long Island City LIC. Click this link for our business listing of The Greater Astoria Historical Society which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Queens Library - Branches

March: Various

See the Queens Public Library website.

Click here to view a map of the Queens Flushing Library on Main Street near Barclays Ave in Flushing.



Kids Events & Parades - Queens NYqueens kids events parades in queens


Queens Parades & Events For Kids

March 6: St Pat's For All Parade

chinese new year 2011Festivities begin at 1 pm and the parade begins at 2 pm. The parade has become an inclusive event, in celebration of Irish culture.

The parade route starts at 47th Street on Skillman Avenue and goes to 58th Street and Skillman Avenue.

Click on the photo to the left or this link to see prior coverage, including prior years photos of the St Pat's For All Parade 2011 in Sunnyside Woodside.


Flushing Town Hall

flushing town hallMarch 12 & 13: There's A Dinosaur In The Closet

At 11.15 am and 2.15 pm respectively. A comedic puppet show about a boy who hides his pet rock in the closet. The rock turns out to be a dinosaur egg that hatches. Admission $12 / $10.

The Gallery is open from 12 noon to 5 pm and the suggested donation is $5. Click here to view / print a map showing the location of the Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens NY. This will also include public transit info. Click this link for our business listing of the Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens which includes complete contact info including a link to their website.


Queens Botanical Garden

March: Botanical Gardens

Click to business directory link below for their website and current events.

The Botanical Gardens are a good place for Children / Kids to learn about 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 for our business listing of the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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New York Hall Of Science

March: Science

Click to business directory link below for their website and current events.

Events are free with General Admission $11 / $8, unless otherwise specified. Hours April through June are: Mon - Thurs 9.30 - 2 pm, Friday 9.30 - 5 pm and Sat / Sun 10 am - 6 pm. 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. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link for our business listing of the New York Hall Of Science which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Queens Zoo In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

March: 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 weekdays from 10 am - 5 pm and from 10 am - 5.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission $7 / $3. 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 NY. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link for our business listing of the Queens Zoo in Flushing for complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Live Music Events - Queens NYlive music in queens


York College Performing Arts Center In Jamaica

York college performing arts centerMarch 5: Geri Allen

Begins at 7 pm. Geri Allen will perform in the Jazz Live Series at the York College Performing Arts Center. Admission $20 / $10.

March 26: Alexis Caputo

Begins at 7 pm. Alexis Caputo will perform at the York College Performing Arts Center. Admission $20 / $10.

Click here to obtain full information about the York College Performing Arts Center including a map. Suggested Donation $10. Click here to go to the York Performing Arts Center to buy tickets online.


Astoria Symphony - Astoria

March 12: Romantic Masterpieces

Begins at 8 pm. Guest conductor Kirk Trevor conducts the Astoria Symphony in pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, and Brahms. Also violinist Chloe Trevor plays a Beethoven violin concerto. There will be a 'Meet The Maestro' pre-concert discussion at 7.30 pm. Admission $20 / $15 with FSSA students and children under 12 free.

Click here to view the concert location, which will be in the Tony Bennett Concert Hall at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.


Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden in Astoria NY

bohemian hall and beer gardenMarch Thursdays: Jazz Concerts

From 6.30 - 9.30 pm. Jazz concerts are generally performed in the Beer Garden. 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 for our business listing of the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Jamaica Performing Arts Center [JPAC] in Jamaica NY

March 18: York College Music Extravaganza

Begins at 8 pm at JPAC. Big band, gospel and latin music performed by the York College Big Band and York College Gospel Choir. Admission $10 suggested donation.

Click this link to see a map of the the Jamaica Performing Arts Center 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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Waltz-Astoria On Ditmars Blvd

March: TBD

At 8 pm. Musical entertainment at Waltz-Astoria.

Admissions free unless otherwise noted, but there's a $10 food / drink minimum. 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 for our business listing of the Waltz-Astoria Cafe in Astoria which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.


Afrikan Poetry Theatre In Jamaica

March 19: Joe Chambers Quintet

At 8 pm. Accomplished group of renowned musicians including piano, vibraphone and drums. Admission $17 / $15.

March 26: Rhythm & Blues Concert by Kallarje

At 8 pm. R&B band with singers performs at APT. Admission $25 includes food and soft drinks.

You may also click business listing link below to view events on their website. Admissions where noted. Click here to view / print a map of the location of the Afrikan Poetry Theatre at 176-03 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica Queens NY. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link for our business listing of the Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica NY which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.



Member Events Calendar - Queens Events


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Social Causes / Network Events - Queens NY


Al Oerter Recreational Facility

March 26: Going Green In Queens

Begins at 10 am and runs until 3 pm. Fourth annual environmental symposium includes meeting members of Queens green organizations like the zoo keepers and park rangers. There will be workshops on tree caring, alternative energy and a documentary film series. Free admission.

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



Sporting / Park Things To Do - Queenssporting outdoor bike park events


Queens parks are open year round. Click on this link to view a compendium of Queens Parks & activities.

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Al Oerter Recreational Facility

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

This is a beautiful, relatively new facility. They are 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

Click here for maps and info about the public golf courses in Queens.

Queens Golf Courses are open year round. Click on the link above to view a story which includes maps and links to the Queens Golf courses.

 


Acqueduct / Belmont Race Track In Jamaica NY

belmont race trackMarch: Acqueduct Racetrack

Use the following links for more current info. Gates open at 11 am and General Parking is free. Click here for a map of the location of the Acqueduct Race Track at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica, NY. This map will contain public transit info. Click this link for our business listing of the Acqueduct Race Track / NYRA in Queens which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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NYC Parks – Indoor Swimming In Queens NY

natatorium indoor swim poolsMarch: Aquatic Center & World Class Ice Rink

Both facilities open year 'round. 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.

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. Annual Fee is $75 adults / $10 seniors / and under 18 is free.

Click this link for a map to the Queens Ice Rink and Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool. This map contains public transit info. Click this link for our business listing of the NYC Parks department - NYC Queens Parks which includes complete contact info and a link to their website. Applicable for entertaining Children / Kids.

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Queens Street Fairs & Flea Markets - March 2011

queens street fairsThe following is a list of flea markets in Queens this month. You may also click here to view our compendium of street fairs in Queens - although they aren't any street fairs from November through February.

March TBD: Flea Market In Queens

From 9.30 am - 3.30 pm. TBD.



Theater Events & Performancesqueens theater in queens


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LaGuardia Performing Arts Center In LIC

March : TBD

8 pm on 2/16, 4.30 & 6 pm on 2/17, 4.30, 6.30 & 8 pm on 2/18 an 2/19. This is an experimental theater program which explores audience / theater interaction and all relationships by association. There are only six audience slots open per performance.

Click here to read our first report on Maids at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in LIC. By reservation only using this email address: projectmaids @ yahoo.com. A $5 donation is suggested.


The Secret Theatre In LIC Long Island City

secret theatre

March 9 - 12, 16 - 20 & 23 - 26: Three Sisters

At 8 pm with one matinee on the 19th at 3 pm. A Chekhov play about three sisters whose father died. This is the story of their return to their home in a village far away from the bright lights and big city of Moscow. Admission $15.

March 26: Down The Rabbit Hole

Begins at 8 pm. This is a multi-media performance, including toy pianos, music boxes, electronics, video and sound. Admission $15.

Click here to read a review we did on a prior performance at the Secret Theatre in LIC. Click here to see a map of the Secret Theatre at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC Long Island City Queens. The map includes transit info. Click this link to our business listing for the Secret Theatre in LIC which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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The Chocolate Factory In Long Island City

chocolate factoryMarch 3, 4, 5: Second Language

At 8 pm Thursdays through Saturdays. The theme of this production is English as a second language. The thesis is that all languages are a second language to helping us understand one another. This is a collaborative effort with LaGuardia Community College. Admission $15.

March 9 - 12: This Is Where We Are

At 8 pm. K.J. Holmes performance art. I didn't get the gist of it. Admission $15.

March 24 - 26: We Deserve Each Other

At 8 pm. Solo performance, love letter to community in which she thrives by Sarah Maxfield. Admission $15.

Admission on Thursdays is free for Queens residents, but tickets are given based on availability and a first come first serve basis. Click here to view a report on a prior performance at the Chocolate Factory Theater LIC. Click this link for a map of the location of the Chocolate Factory Theater 5-49 49th Avenue LIC. Click this link to our business listing for the Chocolate Factory Theater LIC Queens which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.


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March 11 - 13, 18 - 20, 25 - 27/ Extended April 1 - 3: You Are Now The Owner Of This Suitcase

Begins at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, matinees at 2 pm on Saturdays, Sunday matinees only at 2 pm. This is the story of an Ecuadorian woman who's suitcase is accidentally switched with somone else's. In her quest to retrieve her belongings she encounters dreamers, lovers, fighters, a magical cell phone, books that come to life and the best damned guitar player in the world. Original production and set in Jackson Heights. Admission $18 / $16 / $9. Click this link to purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.org.

Click here to view a map showing where the shows will be performed at PS 69 in Jackson Heights.


Greek Cultural Center In Astoria

March 11 - April 17 Weekends Only: Babies Are Brought By The Stork

At 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 4 pm on Sundays. This is a play about the Jews and Greeks of Thessalonica during WWII. It's a drama of emotion and conflict with some comedic relief. Admission $20 / $15. Call 718.726.7329 or email them for a reservation at reservations [at] greekculturalcenter.org.

The Greek Cultural Center is located at 26-80 30th Street in Astoria.


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