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Things To Do Queens July 2011

Aug 04, 2011 at 11:40 am by mikewood


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Queens Events - Things To Do In Queens

JULY EVENTS - EARLY DRAFT 7 / 28 / 2011

FYI - July 4th Fireworks in Queens was held on 6/30 in Astoria Park. The Macy's Day Fireworks is being performed on the Hudson River again this year, so it's largely not visible from Queens.

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The summer is officially underway. July 4th, swimming at the park pools, outdoor theater and concerts in the park. Use the links to your right to click to July events posted on this page.

Use our Business Directory or Search function to obtain contact info, stories, photos and maps of many of Queens cultural organizations.

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Art Exhibits & Events - Queens NYqueens art exhibits galleries museums


Queens Art Museums

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Noguchi Museum In Long Island City

July 1, August 5 & September 2: First Fridays

Museum stays open until 8 pm with a pay-what-you-wish admission. There's a cash wine & beer bar and the garden is a great place to relax.

July 10: Second Sundays - So Percussion

noguchi museum in long island city queens new york city nyAt 3 pm. A four piece percussion group collaborates with guitarist Gray McMurray, performing new works in progress that mix ethnic and traditional music, currently planned to be in a theatrical production. Free with admission.

May 25 - Sept 18 : Animal Drawings From Noguchi's Travels & Highlights From The Collection

An exhibit highlighting some of Noguchi's animal sketches from his travels. Complemented by the ongoing exhibit which includes a mix of rotating sculptures and objects.

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 including transit directions for the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, and here for the Noguchi Museum website. 718.204.7088.

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PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island CityPS1

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: PS1 Warm Up Parties

The new court yard installation, Holding Pattern by Interboro Partners, has been opened. Warm Up Parties begin July 2nd and run into September. Warm Up Parties start at 2 pm and run until 9 pm. Admission $15. Click here for a report on the new PS1 Warm Up Parties 2011 installation - including a list of the bands playing each weekend.

July: Two Ongoing Exhibits

The Holy Mountain and Heads, two new exhibits which run through June 30th and August 15th respectively. The first is a film about the occult, metaphysics and psychic complexity, while the latter is an exhibit of sculptures of heads and psychology.

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 August 8: Laurel Nakadate - Only The Lonely

Video & film artist and photographer Nakadate explores loneliness by filming her entry into young women's bedrooms and instructs them to strip down to their underwear in front of the camera.

Through September 3: Any Ever

This is a video installation by Ryan Trecartin which was shot in Miami and includes seven non-connected movies dispersed through a number of exhibit rooms on the first floor.

Admission $10 / $5 students, except on PS1 Warm Up Party Saturdays when admission is $15. Open Thursday through Monday 12 pm - 6 pm. Click here to view a report about PS1, or here for a map including transit directions for PS1 in Long Island City, or here for the PS1 website. Tel: 718.784.2084.

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Sculpture Center - Long Island Citysculpture center

Through July 25: Time Again

This exhibit explores time and 'being contemporary'. The exhibit challenges conventions in how we see ourselves today.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm. Free admission, but a $5 / $3 donation is suggested. Click here to view a map including transit info to the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, or here for the telephone number and website of the Sculpture Center in LIC.

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Queens Museum Of Art [QMA] Exhibit in Flushingqueens museum of art

July 8, 15, 22 & 29: Passport Fridays

From 6.30 - 10 pm. This is a wonderful program for both adults and children, especially inhabitants of Queens. The program explores different cultures from around the world via indigenous films [frequently meaning English subtitles] along with dance, theatrical and musical performances [although likely not all three in any single event]. Free with Admission. Click here for a full schedule and description of Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum Of Art in 2011.

Through August 6: From Commanding Heights ... *

From 3 - 6 pm. By Korean born, New York based artist Sung Hwan Kim. Free with admission.

Through August 14: Future Perfect - Reconstructing The 1939 World's Fair

An exhibit about the 1939 World's Fair including photographs and objects from the fair, including a film of it. The 1939 World's Fair was hosted at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Through August 14: Not The Way You Remembered

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

A panorama of the city of New York, created for the 1964 World's Fair, which was updated in the 1990's. Also a Tiffany Glass collection.

Open Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Admission $5 / $2. The first Sunday of every month is free from 1 - 4 pm, compliments of the MetLife Foundation. 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.

Click here for a map including transit info for the Queens Museum of Art., or here for the telephone and website of the Queens Museum of Art.

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Flux Factory - Long Island City

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July 2: Sea Worthy - Kick Off Party To Summer On The Waterways

Begins at 8 pm. Hear the tale by the man and woman who hold the Ripley's record for being continuously at sea longer than anyone on the planet. Admission free and includes talk and slide show. 4-40 44th Drive in LIC.

July 7 - August 20: Boatel

Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings - probably starting somewhere between 6 and 8 pm. They're hosting films, lectures and what not on a floating boat / barge at Marina 59 in Far Rockaway in Queens. You can stay overnight on the boatel for $50 - $120 per night.

July 30: Shrines Of The Gowanus Canal

Workshop to build a shrine to EPA superfund site the Gowanus Canal. At Gowanus Studio Space at 166 7th Street in Brooklyn.

When exhibits are running, they are open from 12 noon - 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here to read a prior story about the Flux Factory or here to see a map including transit info for the Flux Factory in LIC or here for the Flux Factory telephone number and website.

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Crossing Art Gallery In Flushing

Through July 17: Motion In Stillness

Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 6 pm and by appointment. This is a work by Joshua Spodek wherein he uses linear zoetropes, which gives the appearance of the image moving as the viewer moves. Admission free.

Crossing Art Gallery is located at 136-17 39th Avenue in Flushing 11354 / 212.359.4333.


Long Island City Artists aka LICA

July: New LICA Exhibition

LICA artists are featured in this dual location exhibit which will open at the Holiday Inn Queens on 39th Avenue in Dutch Kills LIC and Space Realty around the corner on 29th Street. Viewing hours are 10 am - 6 pm at Space Realty and 24/7 at the Holiday Inn. Admission free.


Space Womb In Long Island City LIC

July 16: Color & Gray

Opening reception from 5 - 8 pm. Reception for new group exhibition exploring uniqueness and universality of color as it relates to memory, personal experience and genetically coded response. Admission free.

July 28: Style Not Fashion

Opening exhbit from 6 - 8 pm. The works of twelve fashion photographers. Admission free.

Space Womb is located at 22-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City 11101 / 917.670.1342. Hours are from 12 noon - 6 pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun.



Comedy Events - Queens

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The Creek & Cave In Long Island City

July: 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 to view a prior report about the Creek and the Cave in LIC, or here for a map including transit info for The Creek and The Cave at 10-93 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City LIC Queens, or here for the telephone & website of The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City.

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Dance Performances - Queensmodern dance in queens


Please note that many of Queens dance institutions are on summer hiatus and hence not producing many major productions. Also scroll down to the Theater section to see Secret Theatre Suite Summer Festival of dance.

Click here to view a listing of many of Queens cultural organizations. Click here to view the section of this site which is about Queens Dance and Theater including stories about many of the productions created and performed in Queens. And use the search function to find stories written about prior productions.



Jamaica Performing Arts Center

July 28: Dance Concert

Begins at 1 pm. One hour dance concert by Imani Massicott. Admission free but must rsvp to aliceteirstein [at] aol.com.

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Dining & Drinking - Queens NYqueens restaurant reviews


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July: 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.


Roy Wilkins Park

July 24: Jamaican Jerk Festival

Begins at 1 pm. Caribbean food and musical festival in Roy Wilkins Park. Admission $30 / $20 in advance [call 718.723.4743]. Children under 12 free. Click here to view map of Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica Queens.

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Farmers Markets - Queensqueens farmers markets


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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, Grow NYC, the NY Hall Of Science and Local Harvest. 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 - Open June 25 - November 19

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

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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Museum Of The Moving Image In Astoria NY

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July 6 -13: Seven Nights With Harry Potter

Begin at 7 pm. J.K. Rowling's popular novels come to life on the big screen. Starting with the Sorcerer's Stone on Wednesday, July 6 and ending with The Deathly Hallows Part I on July 13th. The other movies will be played in succession each day as follows: Chamber of Secrets 7/7, Prisoner Of Azkaban 7/8, Goblet Of Fire on 7/9, Order Of The Phoenix on 7/10, [museum closed Mondays - 7/11] and the Half Blood Prince on 7/12. $12 Admission / $8 Members. FYI - The last Harry Potter Movie - The Deathly Hallows Part II - will be released in the U.S. on Friday, July 15th.

July 7 - August 8: Errol Morris Preview Of Tabloid

Cited as one of America's great documentary film makers, Errol Morris unveils his new movie - Tabloid - a day before it is released across the nation. The story is about a beauty queen who becomes a tabloid queen. Admission $15 / $10.

July: Behind The Screen / Paul Newman Retrospective

The Paul Newman Retrospective shows 13 films from 7/9 to 8/7. Behind The Screen is the MOMI collection of core exhibits are about how films / movies are produced, including showcasing vintage equipment. There are a number of interactive kiosks where kids can learn about how the moving image is created and manipulated. Click here for a story about 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.


Click here to view a schedule / listing of free movies / films in Queens Parks - free movies / free things to do in Queens.

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Queens Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

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Kingsland Homestead In Flushing

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The most recent exhibit was about the Slocum steamship disaster on the East River in 1904 when 1,000 passengers were lost on a short excursion out to Long Island.

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 HouseJuly 4th: Hot Jazz Cool Garden & House Tours

Concert with trombonist Art Baron begins at 1 pm. House Tours are only available on the hour. Special two-for-one admission.

July 30: Gordon Au & The Grand Street Stompers

Begins at 2 pm. Jazz concert in the garden of the Louis Armstrong House. Admission $10.

Open Tuesday through Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday / Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Admission $10 / $7 which includes 40 minute House Tour - last one begins at 4 pm. 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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July 11: RFK / Triborough Bridge Photo Exhibit

Begins at 7 pm. Opening of a photography exhibit commemorating the 75th anniversary of the opening of the RFK / Triborough Bridge. Admission to these events is usually $5.

Ongoing: 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 Monday & Wednesday 2 - 5 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.


New York Irish Center

July 15: Irish Movie Night - Waking Ned Devine

Doors open at 7.30 pm and show starts at 8 pm. Includes a short entitled 'The Crush'. Admission $11 and includes refreshments.

Click here for the business listing including telephone number and website link to the NY Irish Center in Long Island City and click here for a map of the NY Irish Center in LIC Queens.

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


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Two Coves Community Garden In Astoria

July 4: July 4th Potluck BBQ

From 1 to 5 pm. Bring a dish to share. Admission free.

Click here to view a map showing the location of Two Coves Community Garden in Astoria.


Astoria Park

July 7 - 10: Astoria Park Carnival

From 5 - 11 pm, 1 - 11 pm, 12 - 11 pm and 12 - 10 pm, respectively. Astoria Parking Lot with rides, games, food & entertainment. Admission free. Click here to view a map of Astoria Park.


Socrates Sculpture Park

socrates sculpture parkJuly 6, 13, 20 & 27: Free Movies / Films In The Park

From 7 - 10 pm weather permitting. Pre-screening events begin at 7 pm and the movies begin at sunset which is about 9 pm in early July - going to about 8 pm in August. The film themes are: 7/6 Short films [International], 7/13 Who Wants To Kill Jessie [Czech Republic], 7/20 Caramel [Lebanon], and 7/27 The Good, The Bad, The Weird [Korea]. Admission Free.

Through August 21: El Museo's Biennial: The (S) Files

This exhibit by Latinos, Latin American & Caribbean artists examines the energy, events and aesthetics of the street.

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.


Queens Botanical Garden

July: 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

July: 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

July: 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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Hellenic Cultural Center

July 16: 9th Annual Musical Saw Festival

Begins at 2 pm. This is a one-of-a-kind event centered around the 300 year old practice of using saws to make music. The Hellenic Cultural Center is located at 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria 11102. Admission $10.

Click here to rsvp at the Musical Saw Festival website.


Roy Wilkins Park

July 24: Jamaican Jerk Festival

Begins at 1 pm. Caribbean food and musical festival in Roy Wilkins Park. Admission $30 / $20 in advance [call 718.723.4743]. Children under 12 free. Click here to view map of Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica Queens.


Queens Center For The Performing Arts In Flushing

July 24: CenterStage

From 2 - 4 pm. The Queens Center For The Performing Arts will perform jazz, classical string quartets, piano and percussion by talented students and members of CenterStage. This performance will be given in the Skyview Shopping Mall at 40-24 College Point Blvd in Flushing. Admission Free.


Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden in Astoria NY

bohemian hall and beer gardenJuly: 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.


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

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Member Events Calendar - Queens Events


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This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations. Click the drop down menu to submit events [ID required]. And use this search function to find stories & maps, as well as business contact and website information [in site search scroll down to view all three search categories].

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Social Causes / Network Events - Queens NY


Greening Western Queens Kick-Off Event

July 9: Hundreds Of New Trees To Western Queens By 2014

From 11 am - 2 pm. Event to take place at Vincent Daniels Square at 43rd Avenue and 51st Street which is the # 7 subway line stop in Sunnyside / Woodside.


How To Become Documented In The U.S.

July 19: 3 Step Solution To Immigration Questions

From 6.30 - 8 pm. Three step solution to immigration questions: 1) relative petition, 2) work authorization and 3) green card. This discusses what documentation you need and how to get it for employment, driving [license] and social security. The event is to be held at the Immigrant-Movement Center on 108-59 Roosevelt Avenue in Corona. Click here to view a business listing including website link to Immigration-Movement in Queens.


Queens Green Drinks

July 28: Anable Basin

From 6.30 - 10 pm at the Anable Basis located at 4-40 44th Drive in LIC along the East River across from the Waters Edge Restaurant. Queens Green Drinks is the local chapter of the worldwide Green Drinks network which is designed to bring environmentally interested and conscious people together in the hope that something positive will emerge from these newly formed relationships.


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.


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

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East River Kyaking - LIC Boathouse

July 3, 10: Kyaking On The East River - Departs North End Socrates Sculpture Park

From 1 - 5 pm. Free kyaking along the East River. Compliments of LIC Boathouse.

July 1, 8: Kyaking On The East River - Departs LIC Boathouse

From 6.30 - 10 pm. Admission free. Must be 18 years or older and know how to swim. Dress appropriately. This excursion departs from 46-01 Fifth Street in LIC.


Tour De Queens Bike Ride - Queens Museum Of Art

July 10: Tour De Queens Bike Ride

From 8 am - 2 pm. This is a 20 mile family-friendly bike ride through the north and eastern Queens neighborhoods of Corona, Forest Hills, Glendale, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Sunnyside, Woodside and Jackson Heights. Admission $10 / $5. Click here for a business listing with a link to register at the Tour De Queens website.


Federation Of Italian American Organizations Of Queens

July 24: 5K Run / Walk To Fight Drug Abuse

From 7.30 - 8.45 am. Begins at the FIAO Soccer Field on 20th Avenue and 33rd Street in Astoria. Admission $20 / $15 if prior to July 15th. Click here for the business listing including website link of FIAO in Astoria Queens.


Bike Friendly Food Tour - Tentative

July 24: Bike Friendly Food Tour

Stay tuned. This is a work in progress. Essentially it will be a stop and nosh bike ride around the borough to a few places with special food. Be advised it's still tentative.


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June 30: Fireworks & Concert In Astoria Park

The concert generally begins at 7.30 pm and the fireworks generally begin a bit after 9 pm as it gets dark.

This event is held in Astoria Park every year, generally a few days before the 4th.


Al Oerter Recreational Facility

July: 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.


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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 trackJuly: Belmont Racetrack

Use the following links for more current info. Gates open at 11 am and General Parking is free. Click here for a map including direction 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.

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NYC Parks – Indoor Swimming In Queens NY

natatorium indoor swim poolsJuly: 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 including transit info to the Queens Ice Rink and Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, and here for the telephone number and website of the NYC Parks department - NYC Queens Parks.

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Street Fairs - Things To Do Queensqueens street fairs in queens


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Queens Street Fairs - This Week Of July 2011

queens street fairsThe following is a list of street fairs in Queens this week. You may also click here to view our compendium of street fairs in Queens which run from April through October.

July 9: Woodside Festival

From 11 am - 6 pm. Along Woodside Avenue from 63rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

July 10: 30th Avenue Astoria Festival

From 11 am - 6 pm. Along 30th Avenue from 29th Street to Steinway Street.



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Please note that many of Queens theatrical institutions are on summer hiatus and hence not producing many major productions.

Click here to view a listing of many of Queens cultural organizations. Click here to view the section of this site which is about Queens Dance and Theater including stories about many of the productions created and performed in Queens. And use the search function to find stories written about prior productions.


Queens Theatre In The Park

queens theatre in the parkJuly 20 - 24: Latino Cultural Festival

15th annual festival celebrating Latino culture. There are eight events in five days which are as follows: 1) 7/20 at 8 pm [$25] - OYO URO Afro-Cuban Folklore Experimental Dance Ensemble, 2) 7/21 begins at 8 pm [$25] - Folklore Urbano / Columbian Music, and 3) 7/22 begins at 7 pm [FREE] - Hasta El Ultimo Trago ... Corazon [film].

Also 7/22 at 7 pm [FREE] - La Bruja / Open Mic Night and at 8 pm [FREE] - Los Chantos / Annual Milonga Nights, 4) 7/23 at 1 pm [FREE] - La Clave - The Key: A Rhythmic Journey From Africa To The New World / Bobby Sanabria, and at 8 and 10 pm - Tola y Maruja / Comedy, and 5) 7/24 at 7 pm [$25] - Albita / Toda Vida Una Tour / Music. For reservations call 718.760.0064.

July 28 - 29: A Jew Grows In Brooklyn

At 8 pm. This is a musical comedy about finding one's identity. Admission $49.50 - $39.50.

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.


La Guardia Performing Arts Center LIC

laguardia performing arts center licJuly 13 - 16: For Rent

Begins at 7.30 pm in the Little Theater. Story about rural teenagers who flock to Istanbul, Turkey seeking fame and fortune, only to fall prey to violence and prostitution. Admission free, but must email reservation to rsvp-lpac [at] lagcc.cuny.edu.

Click here to obtain contact info including a website link to the La Guardia Performing Arts Center in LIC, and here for a map of the La Guardia Performing Arts Center in LIC.


The Secret Theatre In LIC Long Island City

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July 7 & 8: ReVision

Begins at 7.30 pm. A series of digital and performance art pieces. Admission $15 / $12 in advance.

July 28 - 31: Suite Summer Festival

2nd annual festival begins at 8 pm Thursday through Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. The weekend will include dance performances composed by ten choreograhers. Admissions $18 / $15.

Click here to read a prior performance review of the Secret Theatre in LIC, or here to see a map including transit info of the Secret Theatre in LIC, or here for the telephone and website for the Secret Theatre in LIC.


Unity Stage Company - Spreading The News

July 28, 29, 30, 31: Spreading The News

Begins at 7 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3 pm on Sunday. This is an Irish comedy by Lady Gregory with songs by Tom Ashton. Runs about an hour and admission is free.

The play will be given at Sunnyside Gardens Park in Sunnyside on Thursday, Dutch Kills Playground at 38th Avenue and Crescent Street in Astoria / LIC on Friday, Rainey Park in LIC on Saturday and Travers Park Play Street in Jackson Heights on Sunday.


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