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Things To Do Queens May 2012

May 29, 2012 at 08:55 pm by mikewood

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Things To Do In Queens

MAY EVENTS - Updated 5 / 24 /2012

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MAY is the month of flowers, 5 Boro Bike Ride, Mothers Day, graduations and Memorial Day.

In the photo above, you can view the 5 boro bike riders coming through Queens.

This month the 5 boro bike ride, LIC art festival, new theater in Astoria & LIC, business seminars & more.

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Art Exhibits & Events - Queens NYqueens art exhibits galleries museums

Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

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Indie Art & Performance

May 18: Space Womb in LIC - Teleportraiture

From 6 - 8 pm. New solo exhibit of portrait paintings of people taken from electronic communications. Click here to obtain Space Womb Gallery LIC map, address & website.

May 4 & 12th: Itinerant Performance Art

From 3 - 6 pm the first two Fridays in May at the Jackson Heights Pedestrian mall on 37th Road between 73rd & 74th Streets. Performance art expositions by local artists entitled Worlds Together, Worlds Apart. Sponsored by QMAD. Admission free.

Thru May 12: Topaz Arts Woodside - Manuel Ocampo & The 80's

From 12 - 4 pm. Abstract painting time series of the art world, looking at itself. Click here to obtain Topaz Arts Woodside map, address & website.

Thru October 4: Materials for the Arts LIC - Sculpture & Collage From NYC's Waste Stream

Exhibit open from 10 am - 4 pm Mon - Fri. Twenty works inspired by objects collected from NYC's waste. Click here to obtain Material For The Arts LIC address & website.

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May 12: QMA / Ridgewood Art Crawl

From 3 pm on .. Frequently mistaken for Bushwick in Brooklyn, Ridgewood starts crawl at Onderdonk House and arrives at Gottscheer Hall around 6.30 pm. Free.

May 13 - June 1: Crossing Art in Flushing - dEmo & DEPOE

Opening reception May 13th From 3 - 6 pm Spain's pop artist dEmo combines humor & sculpture in a modern aesthetic, while DEPOE combines art deco colors, intricate linear patterns into a mix of graffiti and ancient cultures. Click here to obtain Crossing Art Gallery Flushing address & website.

May 13 - August 5: A Civic Action: A Vision For LIC

Opening reception from 2 - 6 pm at Socrates Sculpture Park.

May 12 - 20: LIC Arts Open Events & Exhibits

May 12: From 7 - 9 pm. Opening reception for LIC Arts Open featuring the works of 100 LIC artists at Reis Studios on the 2nd Floor.

May 15: From 6 - 8 pm. Opening reception at The Industry, featuring the photographic works of Kiki, Jesse Winter & Jeanette Cole. Jeffrey Leder Gallery is hosting Reductive. From 4.30 - 9.30 pm exhibit of 100 Days In India by Ian Carmady at Court Square Wine on Jackson Ave. The Laughing Devil Comedy Club will be hosting comedy shows at 8.30 pm all week.

May 16: From 5 - 8 pm. Opening reception for Gotham Center at 28th St & Queens Plaza North with music, dance performance & art. Also at the Clocktower at 41st Avenue & Queens Plaza North with LIC Artists.

May 17: From 7 - 11 pm. Sharon Florin NYC & LIC paintings at Ten10 Studios in LIC [from 5 - 9 pm]. LIC Jazz Alliance All-Stars at Manducatis Rustica Vernon Blvd. From 6 - 8 pm. Nigel Rollins photography exhibit at Hunters Point Dental, Sculptures by Bonnie Rothchild at LIC Chiropractic.

May 18: From 5 - 8 pm. Opening reception for Bill Bollinger retrospective sculpture exhibit at Sculpture Center.

May 19: From 12 - 5 pm. Dance & musical performances including LIC Academy of Music, LIC Ballet, Ayazamana Ecuadorian Dance and Water Brain on 22nd Street between 43rd and 44th Avenues.

May 20: From 1 pm. Queens World Film Festival - 'best of' at the Secret Theatre.

May 19 & 20: Open Galleries / Studios: From 12 noon - 6 pm. The following is a selection of the art galleries and artists' studios that will be open to the public [number denotes artists on exhibit]. 1) Clocktower 29-27 Queens Plaza North [16 from LIC Artists], 2) Jackson One 26-11 Jackson Avenue [8], 3) LIC Art Center 44-02 23rd Street [24], 4) Reis Studios 43-01 22nd Street [41], 5) Wills Building 43-01 21st Street /43-02 22nd Street [26], 6) Eduardo Anievas Studio 47-33 5th Street #2 [1], 7) Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center 10-34 44th Drive [8], 8) 5 Pointz 45-10 Davis Street [4 - behind Local Project Gallery], PaintCan at 10-10 44th Avenue - 3rd Floor, and 10) Jabob Riis Settlement House / QueensBridge on 10-25 41st Avenue [Saturday 5/19 only].

Other companies / shops doing business in LIC Food Cellar [LICAO sponsor] / Sinks & Stones / Vespa Queens / LIC Real Estate Lawyers / LIC Realtors / LIC Weddings, Receptions & Events

May 20: Bliss On Bliss Studio In Sunnyside - Tangible Sanctuaries

From 2 - 6 pm. Three woman show illustrations, collage pop art & painting with violin performance at 3 pm. Click here to obtain Bliss on Bliss map, address & website.

Queens College Art Center

May 2 - June 29: Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward

From 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri at Queens College Library in Flushing. Student group show exploring ancient & modern superstitions. Click here for Queens College contact info, map and link.

flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

May 4: Tourist Gaze & Autobiography

Begins at 7 pm. Admission free / donation.

May 10: Flux Thursdays

At 8 pm on the second Thursday night of every month, the Flux Factory holds a potluck dinner / art symposium. TBD. Free with food contribution.

May 16: Who Decides The Future Of Your Neighborhood

From 7 - 9 pm. First in series of workshops about how to become involved in the development process. Jackie Moynihan of Neighbors Allied For Growth in Brooklyn will be the speaker.

Click here to view a prior story about the Flux Factory or here for the Flux Factory listing including hours, contact info, map & links.

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May 13: Second Sundays

At 3 pm. A discussion about the neighborhood vision exhibit [see below]. Free with admission.

Through April 22, 2012 : A Civic Action

Isamu Noguchi and Mark di Suvero founded the Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park in the 80's in what was then a pretty obscure neighborhood. This exhibit highlights four artists' vision of the future for the neighborhing Astoria / LIC community.

All programs are free with admission $10 / $5. Click here to view a prior story about the Noguchi Museum in Queens.

Click here for the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City including hours, map, contact info and link.

PS1PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island City

Through May 14: Darren Bader Images

This exhibit contains sculptures of animals. The intent is to help animal shelters and save species. Salads will be served Mondays at 2.15 pm and Saturdays at 3 pm.

Through April: Henry Taylor

Contemporary artist Henry Taylor paints on canvasses and everything else, like bottles, cans, shirts etcetera, lending a unique perspective to his work.

Admission $10 / $5 students, except on PS1 Warm Up Party Saturdays when admission is $15. Click here to view a report about PS1, or here for PSI Art Museum contact info, link, map and hours.

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Thru May 20: Queens International / Frank Oscar Larson

Three Points Make A Triangle exhibit features numerous artists from around the borough and incorporates the borough's diversity into the overriding theme of the exhibit.

Frank Oscar Larson did some interesting photos in the 50's and 60's on NYC. Free with admission.

Admission $5 / $2. Click these links to view a prior story about the Queens Museum Of Art or Queens International Art Exhibit at the Queens Museum Of Art or the Queens Museum of Art contact info, hours, map & link.

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Business Meetings & Seminars

May 8: Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation

From 6 - 9 pm. A reception to plan and promote the development of Flushing, Willets Point and Corona. Delta Sky Club 360 at Citi Field. Sponsored by Queens Alive.

May 10: Modern New York: Life & Economics Of A City

From 8.30 - 10 am. Greg David author will talk about his book about NYC at the Queens Chamber of Commerce. Admission $20 / free to members.


May 10 & May 15: LaGuardia Community College - NYS DOT Contracts

From 8 - 10 am and 5 - 7 pm on 5/10 and 8 - 10 am 5/15. Classes on how to qualify for construction & ancillary project contracts that will be awarded over next couple of years for work on replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge beginning Spring 2013. Work includes landscaping, lighting, curb & sidewalk work. Classes are targeted for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises aka DBE's.

May 15: LIC Partnership - Real Estate Breakfast

From 8 - 10 am. LIC Partnership annual real estate breakfast at Court Square Place 24-01 44th Road in LIC. Click here to register with LIC Partnership xt 21, as last year they were sold out. Admission $40.

May 19: LaGuardia Community College

From 9 am - 1 pm. Tips on starting and managing an import / export business at poolside cafe. LaGuardia Community College. Space limited rsvp via email aceprofessional at lagcc.cuny.edu or 718.482.5125.

May 22: Queens Chamber of Commerce - Business Expo

From 8 am - 3 pm. One of the largest business networking events in Queens by the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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Green Space In LIC

Green SpaceMay 19: Take Root - z3movement & Treeline Dance Works

Starts at 8.30 pm. See Take Root in Member Calendar for description and link. Admission $15.

May 20: Fertile Ground New Works

Begins at 7 pm. See Fertile Ground in Member Calendar for description and link. Admission $10.

Click here for Green Space in LIC contact info, map, hours & links.

American Bolero Dance Company in Astoria

american bolero dance company lic astoriaMay 18: Tablao Flamenco

Begins at 8.30 pm. Performance by the American Bolero Dance Company featuring choreopgrapher / dancer Juan Siddi. Admission $25 / $20 / $17 kids. Call 718.392.888 for tickets.

Click here for a story about American Bolero, or here for listing of American Bolero with links.

Flushing Town Hall

May 12: Galumpha - World Class Music & Choreography [Families]

At 2.15 pm. Dance / human architecture choreographed to classical works. Admission $12 / $10 / $8 / $6.

May 18: Annual Tap Extravaganza

At 8 pm. A special tap dance performance. Admission $20 / $15/ $10.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events 2012 including map, contact info & link.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center - LIC

May 24: BX-Rated Collaboration

At 8 pm. This dance theater production explores the experiences of second generation Latin women living in an urban environment. Admission $5. Little Theater. Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2012 season.

Dining & Drinking - Queens NYqueens restaurant reviews

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May: Restaurants & Food

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

May 1: Taste of Queens 2012 - Flushing

From 6 - 9 pm. Food festival featuring between 50 - 100 restaurateurs or food / beverage suppliers. At Caesar's Club in Citifield.

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Farmers Markets - Queensqueens farmers markets

Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets 2012 - Queens

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Click for info about Queens Farmers Markets opening & closing dates 2012. Some Queens farmers markets are sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, Grow NYC & Local Harvest.

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

Astoria Farmers Market - July 11 - Nov 14, 2012

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

Corona Farmers Market - July 6 - Nov 16, 2012

Fridays 8 am to 5 pm. Click to view a map of the Corona Farmers Market.

Flushing Farmers Market NY Hall Of Science - CANCELLED in 2012

Click here for Douglaston & Elmhurst Farmers Market info.

Flushing Farmers Mkt Qns Botanical Gardens - June 22 - Nov 4, 2012

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

Glendale / Atlas Park Farmers Market - June 16 - Nov 17, 2012

SATURDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm at the Shops At Atlas Park Mall in Glendale. Click to view a map of the Glendale Farmers Market.

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Jackson Heights Farmers Market - Open Year Round

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

Jamaica Farmers Market - June 29 & 30 - Nov 16 & 17, 2012

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

Long Island City LIC Farmers Market - June 23 - Nov 17, 2012

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

Pomonok Flushing Farmers Market - August / September 2012

Open Thursdays from 10 am - 4 pm. TBD - Click to view a map of Queens Community House Pomonok Center Farmers Market at 67-09 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 11367.

Click here for Ridgewood Farmers Market info.

Sunnyside Farmers Market - June 2 - Dec 22, 2012

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

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Fashion / Film / Book / Movie Eventsfashion film in queens

Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageMay 17 - August 12: Industry / Cinema

First day opening reception at 6 pm. Exploration of the influences and interactions between industrial and popular films. Free w/ admission, but rsvp for opening reception which includes talk.

Thru May 27: Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams

At 7 pm on 4/27 panel talks about 50 year old TV variety show, including rare archival show clips. Panel includes group involved with show including actor R. Klein, producer H. Prince, newsman J. Greenfield, TV critic D. Bianculli and historian / curator B. Model.

May: Ongoing

Click to read our report on the newly remodeled Museum Of The Moving Image, or a review of a prior exhibit entitled Ming Wong, or about the Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria.

Events are generally free with admission, which is $12 / $9 senior / $6 kids under 18. Click for the Museum Of The Moving Image contact info, hours, map and link.

Queens Museum Of Art

May 19 & 20: Shorts Showcase & Cinemarosa Film Series

From 3 - 6 pm. On Saturday Queens Shorts Showcase of short films & on Sunday a series of films with gay themes. Free w/ admission.

Click for 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

Click for maps & info about Queens History and Attractions

Greater Astoria Historical Society In Astoria NY

greater astoria historical society

May 26: Walking Tour Astoria Park

Begins at 11 am. About a two hour walking tour of the park with history of bridges and mansions and plans for new theater. Admission $15.

Ongoing: Museum Exhibits

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

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

Queens Historical Society / Kingsland Homestead - Flushing

kingsland homesteadMay 10: NY Diaries w/ Teresa Carpenter

From 6.30 - 8 pm. NYT best selling author Teresa Carpenter presents her research of NYC diaries from 1600's to present for holistic view of NYC. Admission $8 / $5.

May 20: Art in the 21st Century: History Screening

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. "History" of iconic artists working today who work with historical narrative. Suggested donation $5.

Ongoing - Kingsland Homestead Museum

May 2012 - exhibit spaces [only] closed for remodeling. Admission $3 / $2 and children / kids under 10 free. Click for Queens Historical Society in Flushing contact info, hours, map and link.

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May: TBD

Open weekends. Click here for the business listing of the Louis Latimer House is located at 34-41 137th Street in Flushing. Admission $10 / $7.

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

Bike Bonanza

May 12: From 12 - 4 pm. Kids bicycle training & bike upgrades. PS 149 93rd Street & 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights.

Flushing Town Hall

May 5 & 6: 150th Anniversary of Flushing Town Hall

From 1 - 5 pm. Arts, crafts, culture, workshops and cake. Free admission.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events 2012. Click this link for listing of the Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens including map & website links.


Jamaica Performing Arts Center

May 5: Hot Peas N' Butter - Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Begins at 1 pm. Hot Peas N' Butter performance along with arts and crafts workshops. Admission Free. Click for listing of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center including links. Admission $25 / $20 and you can buy tickets online.

Gantry State Park - LIC

May 5: Park Planting & Clean Up

From 10 am 12 noon. Clean up at Gantry Park along the East River in LIC.

Hip to Hip Theater Company - Astoria Park

May 5: Shakespearean Performances

Begins at 3.45 pm. Performances near pool in effort to help Parks Department fund new theater in park. Admission free.

st demetrios spring fair 2012Old Fashioned County Fair

May 17 - 20: St Demetrios Spring Fair

From 5 pm - 11 pm [Thurs / Fri] and 1 pm - 11 pm [Sat / Sun].

Annual Greek Festival at St Demetrios Church on 31st Avenue and 30th Drive. Old fasioned county fair with Greek food, ferris wheel & scrambler rides. Lots of fun for the kids. Click here for St Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria contact info, map & link.

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May 19: Kite Flying

From 11 am - 2 pm. Old fashioned kite flying event. Bring your own or make your kites there as they provide materials. Admission free.

The park is open during daylight hours year round. Click here to view short reports on a prior events at the Socrates Sculpture Park In LIC / Astoria. Click here for a listing of Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC / Astoria.

Novice Children's Bicycle Race - Astoria Park

May 20: Kids Under Age 11 Bike Race

From 8.30 am - 11.30 am. Must register with Astoria Civic Association at 718.545.5353 by May 17th - $5 fee.

Mothers' Day Parade - Sunnyside / Woodside by Woodside On The Move

May 12: Childrens Parade For Mom's Day

From 11 am - 1 pm. Parade route from 47th to 51st Streets along Skillman Ave and children under 12 will be marching.

King Manor - Jamaica

May 19: It's Time To Plant

From 12 - 3 pm. Planting party at King Manor in Jamaica.

Queens Botanical Garden

May: Botanical Gardens Events

Admission $4 / $3 / $2. Hours vary by season. The Botanical Gardens are a good place for Children / Kids to learn about the environment. Click this link for a business listing of the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing including contact info & links to website & map.

New York Hall Of Science

May: Science

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 this link for our business listing of the New York Hall Of Science which includes contact info and links to website & map.


Queens Zoo In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

May: 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.

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

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Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong House

May 5 & 6: Hot Jazz Cool Garden

From 12 noon to 6 pm. House tours, and in the garden live jazz, red beans and rice, swing dancing and raffles. On Saturday night beginning at 6 pm, there will be a film screening of 1957 film entitled Satchmo The Great. Admission free.

Admission $10 / $7 which includes 40 minute House Tour - last one begins at 4 pm. Click to our report on the Louis Armstrong House tours in Queens or here for The Louis Armstrong House in Corona info.

Flushing Town Hall

flushing town hallMay 25: Queens Jazz Orchestra With Jimmy Heath

At 8 pm. Queens Jazz Orchestra With Jimmy Heath as the Musical Director. Admission $40 / $32 / $20.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events 2012. Ongoing - the suggested donation is $5. Click here for Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens contact info, hours, map & link.


Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music & Art

May 18: Jazz Concert

Begins at 7 pm. Admission $35. Click to Art House Astoria listing for ticket and other info.


RAM Music Festival - LIC

May 10 - 14: Random Access New Music Festival

At 8 pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, also 1 pm - 5.30 pm on Saturday & Sunday afternoons. Lost Dog New Music Ensemble performs at 3 pm on Saturday, followed by Quintet of the Americas at 5 pm. On Sunday Parthenia performs at 5.30 pm. Click for the Secret Theatre contact info, map and link. Admission $30 one day pass / $50 for festival.

LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center

May 11 & 12: Exploring New Composers

At 8 pm. An array of accomplished musicians perform a variety of musical genres. Admission $15 / $20 / $10. Little Theater. Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2012 season.

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

Member Events Calendar - Queens Events

This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations.



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Social Causes / Network Events - Queens NY


May 22: Queens Green Drinks

From 6 - 8 pm. At Last Call - 8172 Lefferts Way - Kew Gardens. Social with eco-friendly folks, including Transportation Alternatives [bikes] & QueensWay [bikepath on RR trail].

May 8 & 11: Hibakusha Stories - A-bomb Survivors Speak

W.C. Bryant High School 48-10 31st Ave - LIC: 8.50 - 10.30 am.

Bayside H.S. 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St - Bayside: 8.50 - 10.30 am.

Newcomers H.S. 28-01 41st Ave - LIC: 11.55 am - 1 pm.

H.S. for Law Enforcement & Public Safety 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd Jamaica: 12.30 - 2.15 pm.

May 11 - Jamaica H.S. 167-01 Gothic Drive: 11 am -12.30 pm.

PRIDE - Providing Resources for Improvement, Dignity & Empowerment

May 19: From 12 noon - 5 pm at 111-20 Farmers Blvd in St. Albans. Dance, music, poetry, food, games and health information.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

May 20: Houses of Worship: Places of Peace or Sources of Division?

At 2 pm. Interfaith symposium discussing the role of religion in the community and how it can be used to bring peoples of different faiths together.

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

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

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

Kyaking on the East River

May 27: Kyaking w/ LIC Boathouse

From 1 - 5 pm at Hallets Cove. Click for LIC Boathouse map & kyaking on the East River story.

5 Boro Bike Ride - Astoria / LIC

May 6: 32,000 Bike Riders Come Through Queens

From 8.30 am - 3 pm. Click here for details about the 5 Boro Bike Ride in Queens.

May 19: It's My Park Day - In All Public Parks in Queens

Clean ups tend to start around 10 am & end around 2 pm. Show up & volunteer to plant and clean up at:

QueensBridge & Gantry Parks - LIC. Astoria Park & Athens Park - Astoria. Travers Park - Jackson Heights. Windmuller Park - Woodside.

Al Oerter Recreational Facility

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

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

Queens Golf Courses are open year round.


Aqueduct / Belmont Race Track In Jamaica NY

belmont race trackMay: Aqueduct Racetrack

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

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


NYC Parks – Indoor Swimming & Ice Skating In Queens NY

natatorium indoor swim poolsMay: 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 for a map of the Queens Ice Rink and Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, and the business listing of the NYC Parks department - NYC Queens Parks.

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Street Fairs In Queenssporting outdoor bike park events

Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 10.30 am - 2 pm - All Saints Church 43-12 46th Street inSunnyside. Book Sale.

Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 12 noon - 5 pm - Sunnyside Gardens Park Fair w/ kids activities, arts & crafts & food - 39th Ave at 49th Street in Sunnyside.

Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 8.30 am - 8 pm - First Presbyterian Church Street Fair at 164th Street between 89th and Jamaica Avenues in Jamaica. Includes dance, music, kids rides, shopping, fitness & food.

Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 11 am to 6 pm - Flushing Festival - Along Sanford Avenue from Main Street to Kissena.

Monday, May 28, 2012 from 11 am to 6 pm - Broadway Astoria Festival / by Broadway Merchants & Professionals - Along Broadway from Steinway to Crescent St.

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Theater Events & Performancesqueens theater in queens

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May 3, 4, 5 & TBD: Little Shop Of Horrors

At 7.30 pm. Matinees at 2.30 pm on the 5th. Original production of based on the Little House of Horrors. On-Stage Theater. Admission $10.

Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2012 season. Click here for the listing of the La Guardia Performing Arts Center in LIC, including map & links.

Art Play - The Museum - LIC Arts Open

May 12,13,15,16,17,18,19,20: Museum

Starts at 8 pm. Comedy about art show closing in museum. Click for review of the Museum play in LIC Arts Open includes links to maps et al. Admission $18 - call 917.548.1086 for tickets.

York College Performing Arts Center In Jamaica

York college performing arts centerMay 4,5,6,11,12,13: Rent

Begins at 7 pm on 5/4, 5/5, 5/11; at 3 pm on 5/6; at 2 pm on 5/12 & 13; at 8 pm on 5/12 . Adaptation of modern classic musical about humanity and AIDS. Admission $15 / $12 / $5 students.

Click here to view the York College Performing Arts Center schedule of events & ticket buying link for the 2011 - 2012 season. Click here for listing of the York College Performing Arts Center including map.


The Secret Theatre In LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

May 25,26,27,28,31 & June 1,2: Unleash Your Inner Hero

At 8 pm Thurs - Sat, 6 pm Sun. Interactive reality play. They select two audience members to improvisationally play roles in four shorts with Jungian prototypes. Admissions range $15.

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

Astoria Performing Arts Center - Added Performances

astoria performing arts centerMay 3-5,10-12,17-19,24-26: The Secret Garden

Begins at 8 pm each night w/ matinees at 2 pm on Saturdays. Musical set in early 20th century England about wealthy widower who blames crippled son for wife's recent death. A rich spoiled orphan is sent to live with them. She discovers a secret garden and unlocks the magic. Admission $18 / $12 students.

The Astoria Performing Arts Center performs in Good Shepherd Church in Astoria. Click here for listing of Astoria Performing Arts Center including map and website link.

Thalia Spanish Theatre In Sunnyside NY

thalia theatre May 18 - June 24: La Callas & Medea

In English Friday 8 pm & Saturday 3pm, & in Spanish Saturday 8 pm & Sunday 4 pm. Premiere of modern play about opera star Maria Callas encountering the mythical Medea whom she portrayed. Admission $25 / $22.

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