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Things To Do Queens August 2012

Aug 30, 2012 at 11:33 am by mikewood


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Things To Do In Queens

AUGUST EVENTS - Updated Weekly - 8 / 24 / 12

dragon boat races in queens

AUGUST is the month of vacations and preparing and going back to school.

In the photo above, is a beater who drums the rhythm of the dragon boat racers on the lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

This month the Dragon Boat Races, Jamaica JAMS, Astoria Park Shore Fest & lots of free concerts, film & theater in the parks.

Use search to find prior stories, maps, photos and business listings.

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Art Exhibits & Events - Queens NYqueens art exhibits galleries museums


Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

Click for maps & info about Queens Art Museums


Independent Artists, Galleries & Performances

Space Womb in LIC

August 3 - 9: HUMANATURE

Opening reception 8/4 from 6 - 8 pm. A solo show by Korean artist Ming Kyong Kim. Art fusion of Eastern & Western cultural influences. Click here to obtain Space Womb Gallery LIC map, address & website. Gallery hours 12 noon - 6 pm.

August 31 - September 6: Paper Quilt

Opening Reception 9/1 from 6 - 8 pm. Multi-layered collages with visually stimulating works.

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.

August 30: Bloom Time

Closing reception from 5 - 7 pm. At Holiday Inn Manhattan View map & Space Realty across the street in Dutch Kills, LIC.

Crossing Art - Flushing

August 4: Health, Wealth & Zen

From 10 am - 5 pm at Mudan [2nd Floor] & Crossing Art in Queens Crossing Mall. This exhibit explores ways to improve your health, wealth and general sense of well being.

August 18: Going Green II - Closing Event

From 3 - 5 pm. Closing reception for Going Green II and performance by Andrew D'Angelo.

Click here to obtain Crossing Art Gallery Flushing address & website.

M55 Art Gallery - LIC

Thru August 11: In The Place We Live / Emily Steadman

About 30 artists exhibit their works.

August 15 - September 1: Relationships Undressed

Opening reception first evening from 5 - 8 pm. This is a solo exhibit by Emily Stedman exploring relationships. Opening reception by invitation only.

M55 Art Gallery is located at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC and is open Wed - Sat 12 - 6 pm.


Socrates Sculpture Park - Astoria / LIC

Thru Oct 21: Curtain

Exhibit entitled Curtain at Socrates Sculpture Park. The exhibit explores the similarities between sculpture & architecture. Click here for a listing of Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC / Astoria.


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August 9: Flux Thursdays

Begins at 8 pm. On the second Thursday night of every month, the Flux Factory holds a potluck dinner / art symposium. This month it's performance art entitled Shake In / Shake Out. Free with food or beverage contribution.

August 14: Liveable Streets Queens Style

From 7 - 9 pm. Another installment of It's Your Neigbhorhood: Who Decides?.

August 24: Terribilis Tubus

From 6 - 9 pm. Four artists explore the theme of art & architecture in reference to construction sites.

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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August 3: First Fridays

Begins at 5.30 pm. Stringed quartet performance of music, with short film, TBD, beginning at 7 pm.

August 12: Second Sundays

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

Through 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.


PS1PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island City

August 4, 11, 18, 25: PS 1 Warm Up Parties

Begins at 2 pm through 9 pm. Rock / Jazz music performed outside with new art installation. Admission see below. We'll post the entire schedule of these soon.

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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August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Passport Fridays

From 6.30 - 10 pm. Multi-cultural event, including dance, theatrical and musical performances highlighting many of the ethinic cultures represented in the Queens population. The cultures showcased are West Indies 8/3, Taiwan 8/10, Dominican Republic 8/24 and Afro-Puerto Rican 8/31. Free.

August 11 - October 7: Fifteen Years of SE Asian Women's Creative Collective

Opening reception on 8/11 from 3 - 6 pm. Art works by 100 women of the SE Asian diaspora that explore the various roles of women through a range of mediums.

Thru January 2012: Caribbean Crossroads of the World

Fascinating 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.


Flushing Town Hall

flushing town hallThru August 19: Annual Artists Exhibit

Open Wed - Sun 12 noon - 5 pm. Celebration is the theme for visual art exhibit.

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


socrates sculpture parkSocrates Sculpture Park

August 19 - 31: Scarecrow Workshop For Adults

Sundays from 2 - 6 pm & Weekdays 4 - 8 pm, 8/25 12 - 3 pm. Creating a field of scarecrows for Halloween. Admission free but must rsvp http://www.socratessculpturepark.org/programs/featuredworkshop.php

Also - See Free Films - Below

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.


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Business Meetings & Seminars - Queens NYbusiness meetings & seminars in queens ny


Business Meetings & Seminars in Queens - also see Social

August 9: Procurement Opportunities & NYC Licensing & Regulations Workshop

From 5 - 7 pm. You must rsvp to bharris @ lagcc . cuny . edu or call 718.482.5303. It's being held at LaGuardia Community College.

August 7: Immigrant Eligibility For Public Health Insurance

From 6 - 7.45 pm. Lecture informs business owners who employ immigrants, and individuals, the rules surrounding immigrant access to public health programs. At Flushing Library 41-17 Main Street in Flushing. Admission free.

August TBD: Housing Workshop

From 5 - 7 pm. At Chhaya CDC on the 2nd floor at 37-43 77th Street in Jackson Heights. 718.478.3848 extension 10. Admission free.

August 22: NYS Small Business Outreach

Begins at 6.30 pm. Representatives from the Governor's Office and six state agencies will talk about how to start, grow or maintain your business in NYS. NYS has $100 million available in assistance for small business and offers free recruitment, hiring and training programs. Tax incentives, breaks, licensing and agency services will be discussed by the NYS Department of State, Dept of Labor, Dept of Taxation & Finance, NYS Liquor Authority, Workers Compensation Board and Empire State Development. At Queens Library at 41-17 Main St in Flushing.


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Dance Performances - Queensmodern dance in queens


Flushing Town Hall

August 12: Tango Argentina

Starts at 2 pm. Tango performance at Flushing Town Hall.

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.


Dining & Drinking - Queens NYqueens restaurant reviews


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August: Restaurants & Food

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


Jamaican JAMS Festival

August 3 & 4: Jamaican JAMS Festival - Music, Shopping & Food

From 11 am 7 pm. Music, shopping & food Jamaican style along Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica Queens. Admission $25 / $22.


Astoria Park Shore Fest - Taste The Neighborhood

August 12: From 2 - 6 pm. Watermelon contest at 2 pm followed by delicious food samplings from a variety of local restaurants and food producers. Admission free.


Turkish Cultural Center Queens - Ramadan Tent in Sunnyside

August 14 - 17: Begins 7.45 pm. 8th annual Ramadan dinner celebration in a tent at 42nd / 43rd Streets & Greenpoint Avenue / 47th Avenue in Noonan Playground in Sunnyside. Admission free.


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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.

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 imageThrough 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.

August 16 - September 15: Dead Drop

Reception 8/16 from 6 - 8 pm. Berlin based Aram Barthol distributes DVD's containing video / artwork. Examines data transfer and deconstruction of the moving image.

August: 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.


NY Irish Center - LIC

August 17: Doors open 7.30 pm. Eat The Peach about two brothers who decide to mimic a carnival act in a Presley movie, followed by Separations Agency which is a comedy about breaking up. Complementary tea, coffee, soda & snacks and pre-show beer $3 and wine $4. Admission $11 / $6.


Occupy Astoria / LIC / Queens

August 24: 2008 Econmic Meltdown

Starts at 7.30 pm in Travers Park in Jackson Heights. Movie narrated by Matt Damon about 2008 economic meltdown.

August 28: Murder At City Hall

Begins at 7 pm. About the death of Councilman James E. Davis. Q&A with directors and Geoffrey Davis, brother. At Church of the Redeemer in Astoria.


Free Movies in Queens - 1st Half Month

Astoria Park - Astoria

August 6, 2012 beginning at 8.30 pm - Lion King

August 13, 2012 beginning at 8.30 pm - Cars

Queens Museum of Art - Flushing

August 3 from 6.30 - 10 pm. West Indies - Something Positive Dance celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence. Poetry, storytelling, dance, theater & music, followed by film.

August 10 from 6.30 - 10 pm. Taiwan - Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company mix Taiwanese dance with modern and music, followed by film.

August 17 from 6.30 - 10 pm. Dominican Republic - Irka & The Women of Fire, an all Dominican female ancestral group dance and play folk music under direction of Irka Mateo, followed by film.

August 24, 2012 from 6.30 - 10 pm. Afro-Puerto Rican - Bombazo Dance Company dance west African mixed with Bomba and modern. Orquesta Rovira of Brooklyn play music, followed by film.

Socrates Sculpture Park - LIC / Astoria

August 1 at 7 pm - Senna - documentary of the life of famous Formula One race car winner [Brazil - 106 mins] - Archives of thrill seeking life

August 5, 2012 at 7 pm - Rural Route Films - short films of rural life - BROOKLYN GRANGE at 37-18 Northern Blvd LIC.

August 8 at 7 pm - Summer Wars - animation of math prodigy who unlocks virtual world of avatars [Japan - 114] - Japan Academy of Animation Winner

August 15 at 7 pm - Certified Copy - playful romance in Tuscan town w/ Juliet Binoche [French / Italian - 106 mins] - Cannes Winner


Noguchi Museum - LIC / Astoria

August 3, 2012 - talk begins at 6 and film from 7 - 8 pm - Endless Work in Time & Space - about building an eco-cathedral in the Netherlands [14 mins] and Monument to the Dream - about creation of Gateway Arch in St Louis [28 mins]. Admission $10 / $5 - might be free due to first Fridays.

Travers Park - Jackson Heights

August 4 [rain date for July 20] at dusk [between 8 - 9 pm] - Queens World Film Festival Greatest Hits

Noonan Playground - Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside

August 3 at 8 pm - Footloose [1988] - city boy goes to small town where dance and rock music have been banned


FREE MOVIES IN QUEENS PARKS. Click for listing of free movies / films in Queens Parks - free movies in Queens parks.

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Queens History / Cultural Eventsqueens history culture cultural


Queens Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

Click for maps & info about Queens History and Attractions


Parades in Queens - Jackson Heights / Corona / South Richmond Hill

August 4 & 5: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

From 10.30 am - 4 pm and 10 am - 3 pm respectively. Chinese dragon boat races on the lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

August 5: Ecuadorian Parade

From 12 noon - 1 pm. Parade celebrating Ecuadorian Independence. Starts at 69th & Northern Blvd and ends at about 88th Street in Jackson Heights.

August 5: Festival of Chariots

From 1 - 2 pm. Parade celebrating thousands year old legend of Krishna, god of love and joy. Parade begins at Liberty Avenue & 123rd Street in South Richmond Hill.

August 16 - 19: Latino Cultural Festival

Various events at various times celebrating Latino culture. Tango Y Vida II on 8/16 at 7.30 pm for $40. Bachata and Afromanta on 8/17 at 8 pm. Latin music at 8 pm, Mexican music at 8.30 pm and a comedy at 8.30 pm on 8/18. Short film festival at 3 pm on 8/19. Admission fees range from about $20 to $40.


August 15: Honey Bee & Honey Harvest At Voelker Orth

From 2 - 3.30 pm. Beekeeper Urte Schaedle talks about harvesting honey and the life of bees at the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing. Admission $4.


Greater Astoria Historical Society In Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyAugust: TBD

Begins at 12 noon. Walking tour of bridges and tunnels ending at the MTA Museum in Brooklyn. Meet at TBD. Admission $15 / $10.

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

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August: TBD

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. TBD. 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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August: TBD

TBD.

Ongoing - Louis Latimer House

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.


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


Also see History / Culture [above] & Sports / Parks [below]

Parades in Queens

August 5: Ecuadorian & Indian Parades - See Historic Cultural above


Sunnyside Summer Streets

August 11: Arts, Crafts, Clowns & Magic

From 1 - 6 pm. Family fun at 46th Street and Queens Blvd (temporary) mall.


King Manor - Jamaica

August 17 & 18: Craftsmen Days

From 12 - 4 pm Fri & Sat. Quilting, tinsmithing, leather & woodturning & broommaking. Click for info & map link to King Manor in Jamaica.


Queens Botanical Garden

August: 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

August: Science For Kids & Adults

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

August: 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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Live Music Events - Queens NYlive music in queens



Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong House

August 16: Jazzmobile Concert & Block Party

Begins at 7 pm - Block Party including Grammy Winner Arturo Sandoval and the Jazzmobile. There will also be an artmaking workshop & hula hoop contest beginning at 5 pm. Admission free.

August 18: Lucky Dogs Jazz Band

From 2 - 4 pm. Long time jazz band entertains with cool sounds of the swing era. $15.

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 - Also see weekly free concerts below

flushing town hallAugust 1: Jazz Jam

At 6 pm. Jazz jam of the school year. Admission $10 / Free for students, members & performers.

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.


Free Concerts In Queens - August 1st Half Month

Astoria Park - Astoria

August 9, 2012 beginning at 7.30 pm - Bon Journey [play Bon Jovi & Journey music].

Athens Park - Astoria

August 8, 2012 from 7 - 9.30 pm - Extasy's Marty Hroncich & Co sings old Italian favorites from Istria and Kvarner region - presented by Fraternal Society of Canicatti and Fida.

August 15, 2012 from 7 - 9.30 pm - Lead singer from Armonia, Filippo, & His Friends sing old Italian-American favorites - presented by Borgetto Cultural Association.

August 22, 2012 from 7 - 9.30 pm - Tino sings old Italian favorites from the 60's, 70's and 80's - presented by Palo Del Colle.

August 29, 2012 from 7 - 9.30 pm - Damir & Joe, sing and play songs from the Istria region - presented by Istria Sport Club.

Louis Armstrong House - Corona

August 16, 2012 begins at 7 pm - Block Party including Grammy Winner Arturo Sandoval. Free Block Party.

August 18, 2012 from 2 - 4 pm - Lucky Dogs - Admission $15.

Queens Museum of Art - Flushing

August 3, 2012 from 6.30 - 10 pm. West Indies - Something Positive Dance celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence. Poetry, storytelling, dance, theater & music, followed by film.

August 10, 2012 from 6.30 - 10 pm. Taiwan - Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company mix Taiwanese dance with modern and music, followed by film.

August 17, 2012 from 6.30 - 10 pm. Dominican Republic - Irka & The Women of Fire, an all Dominican female ancestral group dance and play folk music under direction of Irka Mateo, followed by film.

See Films Section above for last half of August

Flushing Town Hall - Flushing

August 12, 2012 begins at 2 pm. Tango Argentina with Mayte Vicens. Free admission / first come first serve.

Travers Park - Jackson Heights

August 5, 2012 begins at 5 pm. Capulli - Mexican Dance Company - Admission free.

August 12, 2012 begins at 5 pm. Boodoosingh Tassa Drummers - South Asian Drums - Admission free.

August 19, 2012 begins at 5 pm. AC Haley [classic rock & Broadway] / Bethany Wild [vocals] / Jia-Yi He [harmonica] - Admission free.

August 26, 2012 begins at 5 pm. The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy - Original Rock - Admission free.

Gantry Park - LIC

August 7, 2012 at 7 pm - York College Big Band - talented student jazz musicians.

August 14, 2012 at 7 pm - Christel Rice - Irish flute music.

Noguchi Museum - LIC / Astoria

August 12, 2012 at 3 pm - Andy Akiho with classical quartet. Free with admission of $10.

Socrates Sculpture Park - LIC / Astoria

August 9 begins at 7 pm - Metropolitan Opera Company - Summer Recital Series.

Sunnyside Summer Streets - Queens Blvd & 46th St

August 4, 2011 from 3 - 7.30 pm - Annual Bix Biederbecke jazz concert with three jazz groups performing including Paul Maringelli and Bix Memorial Jazz concert, SS Drum Corps and David Shenton jazz band. Free admission.

August 18, 2011 from 1.30 - 3.30 pm and 4 - 6 pm - Jon Bates Band followed by Frank Padulla and the Music Staff Swing Orchestra.

Jamaica JAMS - Jamaica Avenue

August 3 & 4, 2012 from 11 am - 7 pm. Jamaica JAMS is the largest street fair / food fest / jazz, rhythm, blues & rock concert in Queens. Admission free.

Also click link below for listings.


FREE LIVE MUSIC IN QUEENS. 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


This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations.

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Social Causes / Network Events - Queens NY


Also see Dining this month

August 5: Abedelfattah Shabana

From 7 - 11 pm. Ramadan 'break' 'fast' [Iftar] fundraiser to benefit the Egyptian Cancer Network 57357. Space is limited so call 347.753.4039 or email ECN.57357 @ gmail .com. For more info see the egyptiancancernetwork.org. Donations accepted.

August 7: Night Out Against Crime

From 5 - 9 pm. Meet with local precinct police at various locations throughout the borough [generally in nearby local playgrounds & parks].


August TBD: Queens Green Drinks

From 6.30 - 9.30 pm. Get togethers for green minded folks. This month at the Anable Basin Bar & Grill at 4-40 44th Drive in LIC across from Waters Edge Restaurant.


August 29: Special Education Forum

From 5.30 - 8 pm. District Education Council 30 is hosting a panel of advocates, educators, therapists and parents of children with special education needs at Queens Plaza North - 28-11 Queens Plaza - 5th Floor in LIC. A light dinner will be provided so please rsvp by 8/24 to cec30 @ schools.nyc.gov.


August 16: Preventive Health Management

Begins at 11 am. A Mt Sinai lecture on how to prevent diabetes, heart disease and stroke in Spanish and English. At the Catherine Sheridan Senior Center at 35-24 83rd St in Jackson Heights. Admission free.


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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 2012.


August 25: Basketball Tournament

Begins at 12 noon at YMCA in LIC at 32-23 Queens Blvd. Chicago Bulls center, Joakim Noah will be there.


August 5, 12 & 19: Astoria Park Shore Fest 2012

From 1 - 7 pm each Sunday. Bigger and better with each passing year. The Astoria Park Alliance focuses on Kids & Family on 8/5, Taste The Neighborhood on 8/12 and River Jam Musical Jam on 8/19. Click here for map of location of Astoria Park Shore Fest 2012.


Kyaking on the East River

August 5, 11, [none on the 18th] 25: Kyaking w/ LIC Boathouse

From 1 - 4.30 pm walk up paddling at Hallets Cove. Click for LIC Boathouse map & kyaking on the East River story. Admission free / donation.


Flushing Meadows Corona Park

August 12: Soccer Clinic - REGISTRATION CLOSED

From 10 am - 12 noon. Healthfirst soccer clinic for kids ages 6 - 14. Guessing that it's being held in the fields just south of the Natatorium. Admission free.


Travers Park - Jackson Heights

August 11: USTA Smash Zone

From 12 - 6 pm. For kids 10 and under to learn tennis. Admission free.


Soccer Match

August 15: Ecuador vs Chile

Doors open 6.30 pm and match begins at 8 pm. Two top twenty teams compete at Citifield. Admission prices range from $30 - $90 w/ group discounts.


U.S. Tennis Association / USTA - U.S. Open Trials

August 21, 22, 23, 24 & sometimes beyond due to weather: U.S. Open Qualifying Tournaments 2012

From 10 am - 6 pm or beyond. A rare chance to see highly professional tennis players compete. Click here to view a map of the map of USTA in Queens. Admission Free.


Transportation Alternatives - Queens Rides

August 19: TA Queens Meeting

Begins at 10.30 am at the Queens side of the Queensboro Bridge. Ride to Randall's Island and Roosevelt Island. Pack a lunch.


August: Swimming Pools in Queens Parks

Click here for a complete listing of swimming pools in Queens Parks, as well as a smattering of other non-profit public pools in Queens.


August 25: YMCA LIC

Begins at 12 noon. Joakim Noah of Chicago Bulls will preside over 2nd annual Stickman Classic Basketball Tournament.


Al Oerter Recreational Facility

August: 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.


queens public golf coursesPublic Golf Courses In Queens

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 trackAugust: 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 poolsAugust: 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


Be sure to check the Kids, Historic / Culture, and Parks sections for festivals and related events. Thanks Erika.

Weekend August 3 & 4: From 11 am to 7 pm - Along Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Blvd to 169th Street in Jamaica. The biggest street festival in Queens, with many genres of music performed, and food and clothing sold on the street. Click here for a prior report on Jamaica JAMS.

Sunday, August 5: From 11 am - 6 pm - Junction Blvd Festival - Along Junction Blvd between Roosevelt and 35th Avenue.

Sunday, August 12: From 12 noon - 6 pm - Along Myrtle Avenue from Fresh Pond Road to Forest Avenue in Glendale

Sunday, August 12: From 12 noon to 6 pm - Steinway Street Festival - Along Steinway Street between 28th Avenue and 34th Avenue

Sunday, August 26: From 12 noon to 6 pm - Astoria 31st Street Festival - Along 31st Street from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Avenue


Click here for a full listing of Queens Street Fairs MAPS showing the location of them.

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Theater Events & Performancesqueens theater in queens


Astoria Performing Arts Center

August 25: Hullabaloo At Nadalottamoolah

Performances at 3 pm & 6 pm. 30 Children perform pieces they learned this summer through APAC. Admissions $15 / $12. Rsvp boxoffice @ apacny.org. Performances will take place at Good Shepherd Church in Astoria.


The Secret Theatre In LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

August 2 - 4, 9 - 12 & 16 - 18: Twelfth Night

Begins at 8 pm. Shakespearan comedy. Admissions $18.

August 23 - 26 & 30 - September 1: Mid Summer Nights One Act Festival

Begins at 8 pm. Three different programs of short original one act plays. Admission $18.

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.


Free Theater In Queens Parks This Month

Voelker Orth Museum - Flushing

August 16 beginning at 7.30 pm - Comedy of Errors - Shakespearean comedy about separation at birth and coincidence.

Socrates Sculpture Park - Astoria

August 5 from 5 - 6.30 pm - Hamlet - Shakespeare's timeless tragedy about seizing one's destiny - To be or not to be. That is the question.

August 12 from 5 - 6.30 pm - Comedy of Errors - Shakespearean comedy about separation at birth and coincidence.

Gantry Park - LIC

August 11 beginning at 7.30 pm - Hamlet - Shakespeare's timeless tragedy about seizing one's destiny - To be or not to be. That is the question.

Sunnyside Gardens Park - Sunnyside

August 3 beginning at 7.30 pm - Hamlet - Shakespeare's timeless tragedy about seizing one's destiny - To be or not to be. That is the question.

August 10 beginning at 7.30 pm - Comedy of Errors - Shakespearean comedy about separation at birth and coincidence.

Click here to view a listing of free theater in Queens Parks 2012.


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