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Things To Do Queens June 2012

Jul 05, 2012 at 04:34 pm by mikewood

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Things To Do In Queens

JUNE EVENTS - Updated Weekly - 6 / 30 /2012

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JUNE is the month of the summer solstice, Father's Day, graduations and the end of school.

In the photo above, is a cobblestone street in LIC.

This month the Taste of LIC, Queens Art Express & Astoria Park fireworks.

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Independent Artists, Galleries & Performances

June 8: Space Womb in LIC - Nostalgia For The Future

From 6 - 8 pm. New exhibit featuring the works of 13 artists with different visions of the future. Click here to obtain Space Womb Gallery LIC 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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June 14 - July 14: Crossing Art in Flushing - Going Green II

Opening reception June 16th from 3 - 6 pm. Going Green II is an exhibit that includes visual, photographic, video, sculptural and installation elements with the theme of man interacting with nature in an urban environment. Part of QAX. Click here to obtain Crossing Art Gallery Flushing address & website.

June 7: Long Island City Artists

From 5.30 - 8 pm. Opening reception for LIC Artists at Sterling Bank at 30-30 47th Avenue in LIC. Admission free.

June 17: Sunnyside Artists - Queen of Angels Art Fair

From 1 - 5 pm. Sunnyside artists display their works which are for sale. There's a walkabout lunch for $5 and beverages are also available. Click for map of Queen of Angels Church and for a report of the Sunnyside Artists Art Fair in 2011. Admission free.

June 14, 15, 16, 17: Queens Art Express

A celebration of art & food in Queens. Many events listed in our calendar are affiliated with the program as denoted by QAX. The theme of the weekend revolves around artists taking a creative approach to solving the nation's problems. Admissions free unless otherwise noted.

Thursday 6/14. Opening reception - What If We Remade U.S. Housing Policy? - from 6 - 9 pm at JCAL in Jamaica, includes exhibits & performances. Friday 6/15. LEAP Dance performance at LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - see dance events. What If We Remade U.S. Economic Policy? QAX After Party from 9 - 11 pm at Currency 26-19 Jackson Avenue LIC includes exhibits and performances. Saturday 6/16. What If We Remade U.S. Health Care Policy? at Crossing Art in Flushing from 3 - 6 pm includes wine & cheese. At JCAL from 1 - 3 pm Queens in Love with Literature [QUILL]. Also see Salvatore LaRussa Dance Company for exhbit on Saturday & Sunday. Sunday 6/17. At Crossing Art from 3 - 5 pm QUILL.

June 17: Bliss On Bliss Studio In Sunnyside - Conversations with Mars & Trans-Glocal

From 4 - 11 pm. Four Filipino artists explore being local in a global setting. Click here to obtain Bliss on Bliss map, address & website.

June 24: Jeffrey Leder Art Gallery - Works on Paper NYC

Opening reception from 5 - 7 pm. Sketches as prelude to finished artwork, become the artworks in themselves.

June 28: Immigration: Our Voice, Our Stories Art & Cultural Exhibit

Begins at 6 pm. Exhibit by immigrants about their experiences coming to and living in America. Click here for the Jackson Heights Jewish Center map, address & website. Admission free.

June 30: Topaz Arts Woodside - Manuel Ocampo / Photography

From 3 - 6 pm. Meet Filipino photographer Manuel Ocampo in closing reception of his exhibit. Click here to obtain Topaz Arts Woodside map, address & website. Admission free.

Queens College Art Center

Thru June 29: Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward

From 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri at Queens College Library 65-30 Kissena Blvd in Flushing. Student group show exploring ancient & modern superstitions. Click here for Queens College contact info, map and link.

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June 9 - 24: Bionic Garden / Flux Thursdays

Opening reception June 14 at 8 pm. On the second Thursday night of every month, the Flux Factory holds a potluck dinner / art symposium. Bionic Garden this month explores natural growth in an urban environment. Free with food contribution.

June 20: Reclaiming Vacant Land Workshop

From 7 - 9 pm. Second in series of workshops about how to become involved in the development process.

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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June 10: Second Sundays

At 3 pm. Music in the garden in the summers. This month features Bang on a Can [modern music]. Free with admission.

June 6 - September 9: Highlights From The Collection

This exhibit highlights a variety of Noguchi's work taken from the museum's collection. Of note are string and wood from the 1940's, steel and aluminum from the 1950's as well as drawings of furniture and lights.

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.

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June TBD: 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.

June TBD: 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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June 16: Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

From 6 - 9 pm. Opening reception for new exhibit examining the multi-ethnic culture of the Caribbean. 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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June 7: Tech Meet Up - LIC

From 7 - 9 pm. A reception for area techies at the Hunters Point Plaza Penthouse on 47-40 21st Street in LIC. Presentations by a VC and two LIC tech companies. Must rsvp at www. meetup. com/queens-tech.


June 20: Entrepreneur / Small Business Legal Clinic - Kew Gardens

From 5.30 - 7.30 pm. One on one meetings with lawyers to talk about incorporating, contracts, intellectual property rights and rental / commercial leases. Queens Borough Hall 120-55 Queens Blvd, Rm 213 in Kew Gardens. Admission free, but rsvp at 718.263.0546.

June 21: Shipping / Postal Services - Sunnyside

From 10 am - 2 pm. Info about international, priority, flat rate, regional box mail, click 'n ship and direct mail. At Sunnyside Post Office at 45-15 44th Street in Sunnyside. Admission free.

June 22: Foreclosure Prevention Workshop - Jackson Heights

Begins at 5 pm. Chhaya CDC is located at 37-43 77th Street, 2nd Floor in Jackson Heights. They are a HUD approved non-profit. Admission free. 718.478.3848.

June 26: Demystifying Ground-Up Industrial Development

From 4 - 7 pm. Expo, Panel and Networking about resources and programs available to help develop buildings to custom fit industrial / business needs. At Acumen [Pfizer] Brooklyn at 630 Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg. Rsvp Jean Tanler at bocnet.org or 718.205.3773.

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June 2: Topaz Arts Woodside - LifeFull Dance Performance

From 5 - 8 pm. LifeFull dance performance with wine tasting. Click here to obtain Topaz Arts Woodside map, address & website. Admission by donations.

Green Space In LIC

Green SpaceJune 9: Take Root - z3movement & Treeline Dance Works

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

June 10: 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.

June 16, 17 & 18: Salvatore LaRussa Dance Company - Dance Performances

Begins at 8 pm Saturday, and 5 pm on Sunday & Monday. Modern dance performances at Salvatore LaRussa Dance Company in Middle Village. Also QAX related art exhibit on 6/16 & 6/17 from 2 - 6 pm. Admission free.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center - LIC

June 15: LEAP Dance Project

At 8 pm. Experimental modern dance. Admission $5. Little Theater. Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2012 season.

Thalia Theatre - Sunnyside

June 26: Cinderalla / Cenicienta

At 6 pm. Bilingual musical of girl who works hard to realize her dreams. A bit of magic and being the best TANGO dancer help. Admission $12 / $10.

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June: Restaurants & Food

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

June 5: Taste of LIC 2012

From 6 - 9 pm. Food festival featuring between 50 - 100 restaurateurs or food / beverage suppliers. along the waterfront in Gantry Park in LIC.

June 20: Queens Harvest / Brooklyn Grange - Summer Rooftop Dinner

From 6.30 - 9.30 pm. Multi-course meal with local beer & wine and products from sustainable food vendors. On rooftop of 37-18 Northern Blvd in LIC / Astoria. Proceeds go toward co-op. Admission $150 - might want to email qhbuyingclub at gmail to rsvp.

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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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