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Things To Do Queens - April 2011

Apr 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm by mikewood


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Queens Events - Things To Do In Queens

Updated April 21, 2011


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April showers bring May flowers. April is the first full month of spring, when the blossoms start blooming on the plant life surrounding us. It is also the month of Easter and Passover. Use the bookmark links to your right to view April events in Queens.

There are plenty of things to do in Queens for only a few dollars or for free.

Use our Business Directory or Search function [scroll down to view all three search sections] to obtain contact info, stories, photos and maps of many of Queens cultural organizations.


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

April 10: Second Sundays - INTERsections

At 3 pm. Tour of the exhibition On Becoming An Artist with curator Amy Wolf and artist Cary Liebowitz. 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.

May 25 - Sept 18 : Animal Drawings From Noguchi's Travels

An exhibit highlighting some of Noguchi's animal sketches from his travels.

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

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April 2: An Afternoon Of Failure

From 3 - 5 pm. Celebration of Failure issue of Review of Contemporary Fiction [a magazine]. Includes music, readings, theater performance and effort to resurrect the dead.

April 16: Four Classic Avante Garde Films

From 3 - 5 pm. With Molly Surno of Cinema 16 and music group FORMA. Four films - Mecanique (1923), At Land (1944), Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts for Breakfast 1928) and Dances In The Sun (1953) - will be shown with live music performance.

April 30: We Have Come To Take Your Jobs

From 3 - 5 pm. Latin artist explores immigration issues as entitled above.

Through August 8: Modern Women Single Channel

This is an exhibit in videos done by eleven women from around the globe from the 1960's to the 1990's.

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 Citysculpture center

May 8: Opening Reception - Time Again

From 5 - 7 pm, opening reception for new summer exhibitions.

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 artThrough August 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.

April 10: Not The Way You Remembered - Reception

From 3 - 6 pm. Opening reception for new exhibit that explores the 'specialness' of things saved ... or are they really just junk.

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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April 1: The Typhoon Continues & So Do You

Begins at 6 pm. This runs through May 8th, exploring the cultural impact of war as its icons permeate civilian society. Admission free / Donations welcome.

April 9: Objects of War & Their Reappropriation

At 6 pm. A short film.

April 14: Second Thursday

Begins at 8 pm. Potluck dinner and short film about the real and perceived landscapes of war.

May 1: Short Films About War

Begins at 3.30 pm. Two short films, one about justifying war and another about surviving in a war zone.

When exhibits are running, they are open from 12 noon - 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays [closed Easter Sunday]. 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 spaceApril 1: Head On The Ground, Feet In The Air

From 7 - 9 pm. A reception celebrating new exhibit by Sarah Weitlauf and Dan Rheinstein. Photography, collage and lightboxes. 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

Through 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.


Topaz Arts In Woodside

topaz artsApril 1: SKETCHIE

From 3 - 6 pm. Sketchbooks & artworks by artists with developmental disabilities. This exhibit includes pastels, sketches and projected images of light paintings which are long exposure photographs. Suggested donation $10.

The exhibit runs through May 1 and viewing times are Fridays from 12 - 2 pm or by appointment. Click here to see a map of the location of Topaz Arts in Woodside. This map will also contain public transit info. Click this link to obtain more info on the Topaz Arts in Woodside including contact info / website link. Click here to read a report about a prior event at Topaz Arts


Crossing Art Gallery In Flushing

April 16: Wei Kang: Metropolitan Mystiques

From 2 - 5 pm. Opening reception for new exhibit at Crossing Art Gallery in Flushing. The exhibit runs April 16 - May 10. Crossing Art Gallery is located in the subterranean level of Queens Crosssing at 39th Avenue and Main Street in Flushing.


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Comedy Events - Queens

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The Creek & Cave In Long Island City

April: 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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Thalia Spanish Theatre In Sunnyside NY

thalia theatreApril 1, 2 & 3: Flamenco & Indian Music & Dance

Starts at 8 pm on Fridays & Saturdays, and 4 pm on Sundays. A modern blend of Spanish dance with Indian Music and dance. Admission $30 / $27 and on Friday $25.

Click here to view a review done a prior performance at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside / teatro en espanol en queens. The Thalia Theatre is an award winning cultural center in Sunnyside. Click this link for a map of the location of the Thalia theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside. Click this link to our business listing for the Thalia Theatre of Sunnyside Queens which includes complete contact info and a link to their website.

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Queens Theatre In The Park

queens theatre in the parkApril 9 & 10: Rioult

At 2 pm & 8 pm Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. The acclaimed ballet company choreographed by Pascal Rioult graces the stage at QTIP. Admission $42. 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

April 2: Headless Horse Dance - Take Root

Starts at 8.30 pm. Three sisters are swept from their immaculate home into a fairytale where they must face the oracle ... and themselves. Admission $15.

April 8, 9, 10 & 15, 16, 17: Green Space Blooms Dance Festival

Begins at 8 pm. 5th annual Green Space Blooms Dance Festival. Thirty artists' dance performances. Dance Entropy performs Rise & Fall. Admission $17.

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.



Dining & Drinking - Queens NYqueens restaurant reviews


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April: 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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eat elmhurst RESTAURANT WEEK

April 2: Opening Reception For eat elmhurst RESTAURANT WEEK

Runs from 11 am - 2 pm. Opening reception at the Elmhurst Hospital - H Building at 41st Avenue and 80th Street. Eat Elmhurst runs from April 2nd through April 9th. We'll post more later.

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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.


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Turkish Cultural Center - Sunnyside & Queens

April 1: Magic Carpet Ride

Begins at 7 pm. This is a comedy that takes place in Istanbul. I hear it's well written with some of the most reknowned Turkish actors. The movie is in Arabic with English subtitles. Admission Free.

April 14: Prince Among Slaves

Begins at 7.30 pm. This is a film about ethnic and religious strife, followed by a conversation with Iman Yusuf Ramadan. 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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April 1: Evening With Kelly Reichardt

Begins at 7 pm. This is an evening with Reichardt, including the showing of clips from four of her films, and a discussion with MOMI chief curator David Schwartz. Meek's Cutoff is a new film by this screenwriter / director which opens April 8th at the Film Forum. Free with admission.

April 15 - 24: Fashion In Film Festival

For nine days the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria will be presenting films and lectures and discussions about fashion in film, including fashion related films made decades ago.

April: 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 Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

Click here for maps and info about Queens History and Attractions


Kingsland Homestead In Flushing

kingsland homesteadApril 21: Greenwood Cemetery Civil War Project

Begins at 6.30 pm. Jeff Richman gives a slide presentation about an effort to find and obtain information about the 4,500 Civil War veterans buried in the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Admission $8 / $5.

April 26: General Slocum Disaster

From 6 - 8 pm. This lecture introduces the new lobby exhibit about the steamship disaster on the East River in 1904 when 1,000 passengers were lost on a short excursion out to Long Island. Admission $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 HouseApril: 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

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April 11: 150th Anniversary Of U.S. Civil War

Begins at 7 pm. Pat Falci, historian for the movie Gettysburg, will talk about the Civil War on its 150th anniversary.

April 30: Waterfront Walking Tour

Begins at 11 am. This is a two hour walking tour [bring comfortable shoes and water] wherein you'll learn about the historic East River waterway that defines the western Queens boundary. Admission $10 - best to rsvp using Business Directory link below.

April: 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

April: 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.



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Socrates Sculpture Park

April 30: Kite Making & Kite Flying

socrates sculpture parkFrom 11 am - 2 pm. Kite making and kite flying in Socrates Sculpture park. Admission Free.

 

The park is open during daylight hours in the winter. Open space to play for Kids / Children. Click here to view short reports on a prior events at the Socrates Sculpture Park In LIC / Astoria. Click here to view a map showing the location of the Socrates Sculpture Park at 31st Avenue and Vernon Blvd in Long Island City LIC Queens NY. Click here to obtain more info on the Socrates Sculpture Park website. Tel:718.956.1819.


King Manor Museum

king manor museum jamaicaApril 30: Spring Festival

From 12 noon to 4 pm. Stories, crafts and activities for the whole family. Admission Free.

May 21: Music, Mozart & The Manor

12 noon - 3 pm. Classical music entertainment and history. Admission Free.

King Manor is located along Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Click here to: 1) view a prior story about King Manor in Jamaica, 2) view a map of King Manor in Jamaica and 3) view a business listing for King Manor.


Flushing Town Hall

flushing town hallApril: 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

April: 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

April: 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

April: 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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York College Performing Arts Center In Jamaica

York college performing arts centerApril 8: Maia Quartet Chamber Music Series

Begins at 7 pm. Classical chamber group takes the stage at the York Performing Arts Center. Admission Free.

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.


LaGuardia Performing Arts Center In LIC

April 2 & 16: Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series

Begins at 8 pm. Carnegie Hall sponsors performances throughout the borough by up-and-coming musicians. Line C3 Percussion Group is a four person percussion group that performs on April 2nd. On April 16 composer Donnacha Dennehy collaborates with opera singer Dawn Upshaw. Admission Free.

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.


Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden in Astoria NY

bohemian hall and beer gardenApril 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

April 30: The Voice Of Havana - Xiomara Laugart

Begins at 8 pm at JPAC. This is part of the World In Music series. Admission $22 / $18 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

April 28: Lost Dog New Music Ensemble: Peal

At 8 pm. Modern, classically-trained musicians perform at Waltz-Astoria. Admission $20.

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

April : TBD

At 8 pm. Awaiting updates. Admission $17 / $15.

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


This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations. Click the drop down menu to submit events [ID required].

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Social Causes / Network Events - Queens NY


Center For NYC Neighborhoods

April 23: Rise Up & Stay Put

From 10 am - 3 pm. This is a program sponsored by Center For NYC Neighborhoods to provide people with foreclosure prevention services. The event is being held at York College at 160-02 Liberty Avenue in the Jamaica section of Queens. Click here to go to the Center For NYC Neighborhoods to obtain their telephone number of a link to their website to learn more about them.


Queens Green Drinks

April 14: At Molly Blooms On Queens Blvd In Sunnyside

From 6.30 - 8 pm. Social mixer for environmentally interested folks. Free but you're encouraged to buy a drink or two from the hosting location.


Socrates Sculpture Park

April 3: Urban Composting With Western Queens

socrates sculpture parkFrom 2 - 4 pm. Learn how to transform your food and yard waste into nutrient rich soil. Free admission but you must register.

The park is open during daylight hours in the winter. Open space to play for Kids / Children. Click here to view short reports on a prior events at the Socrates Sculpture Park In LIC / Astoria. Click here to view a map showing the location of the Socrates Sculpture Park at 31st Avenue and Vernon Blvd in Long Island City LIC Queens NY. Click here to obtain more info on the Socrates Sculpture Park website. Tel:718.956.1819.


Astoria Park Alliance

April 30: A Day In The Butterfly Garden

From 10 am - 3 pm. Origami butterfly workshop from 11 am - 1 pm done in tandem with broader program including Western Queens Compost Initiative, NYC Parks & Recreation, Queens Botanical Gardens Composters & Partnership for Parks.

The Butterfly Garden is located on the east side of the park [near 19th Street and 23rd Road] under the Hellgate Bridge. Look for hawthorne and mulberry trees, milkweed and a number of other unusual plants.


Sunnyside Community Services

April 30: Electronic Waste Recycling Event

From 10 am - 4 pm. Accepting working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, TV's, VCR's, DVD players and many peripherals to recycle. Click here to view a map of Sunnyside Community Services.



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

April: 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 trackApril: 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 poolsApril: 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 - April 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 which run from April through October.

April: Street Fairs In Queens

Click the link above to view street fairs in Queens for 2011, and we will post them here individually later this month.

April 17: Myrtle Avenue Festival

From 11 am - 6 pm. Along Myrtle Avenue between Seneca and Wyckoff.

April 23: Skillman Avenue Festival

From 11 am - 6 pm. Along Skillman Avenue between 43rd and 48th Streets.



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The Secret Theatre In LIC Long Island City

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March 29 - April 2nd: The Giver

At 8 pm with one matinee on the 2nd at 3 pm. A modern play exploring questions about how we want our world to be. Admission $18.

April 7 -10, 13 - 16: PARADE

Begins at 8 pm. This play is based on a Pulitzer-prize winning book set in 1913 in Georgia, about a Jewish factory manager who was wrongly convicted of murdering a 13 year old employee. Admission $18.

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 31 / April 1 & 2: the horror the horror

At 8 pm. Using large projection screens and surround sound audio, this work focuses on American pop culture and the horrific obsessions of iconic madmen. 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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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

Through 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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