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Things To Do Queens October 2012

Oct 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm by mikewood

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OCTOBER is the month of Columbus Day, Halloween and shorter days.

In the photo above, is a visitor to the Noguchi Museum in LIC, admiring the sculptures created by Isamu Noguchi.

This month the Columbus Day Parade, Queens Restaurant Weeks and Halloween.

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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

Bliss On Bliss Studio - Sunnyside

November 16: New Exhibit

From 2 - 6 pm. Click here for info on Bliss on Bliss Studio in Sunnyside.

AES Gallery in LIC

Thru October 6: Paper Quilt

Opening Reception 9/27 from 5 - 7 pm. Recent Paintings exhibit explores humans as energy beings. AES is located at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC.

Space Womb in LIC

October 6 - 19: amalgamation

Opening Reception 10/6 from 6 - 8 pm. Group show of 17 artists and their works, containing mix of Asian & American influences. Space Womb is located at 22-48 Jackson Avenue in LIC.

October 27: Reflections

Opening reception 6 - 9 pm. New exhibit about life. Admission free.

Materials for the Arts LIC

October 23: Masked Marvelous Fundraiser

From 6 - 10 pm. Performances by the Capulli Dance Company, A.O. Movement Collective, magician Ben Nemzer and stilt walker Yes. Liquor by Court Square Wine & Spirits, beer by Harpoon Brewery and food by Chef Alex Askew of BCA and the culiary arts program of the Brooklyn Job Corps. Click here to obtain Material For The Arts LIC address & website.

Crossing Art - Flushing

November 1: New Exhibit

From 3 - 6 pm. New Exhibit. Click here to obtain Crossing Art Gallery Flushing address & website.

Diego Salazar Art Gallery - LIC

Thru October 20: Vision & Emotion

A Latin group show commemorating Latin Heritage Month with artists who've had their works shown in some of the prominent NYC art museums. The gallery is located at 21-25 44th Avenue in LIC.

Queens College - Flushing

Thru October 26: TRIFECTA (x3) | Curators' Choice

Click here for the business listing of Queens College with map, contact info and website link. Monday - Thursday 9 a - 9 pm. Friday 9 a - 5 pm. Closed weekends & holidays.

flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

October 5, 6, 10, 11 & 12: Loneliness of the Middle-Distance Runner

Opening reception on 10/5 from 6 - 9 pm. In this exhibit resident artists use film, photos and performance to explore stories, solitude, suveillance, success & failure.

October 11: Flux Thursdays

Begins at 8 pm. On the second Thursday of every month, Flux Factory holds a potluck dinner / art salon. This month five resident artists talk about their works. Free with food or beverage contribution.

October 20 - November 1: Domestic Revolution

Begins at 8 pm? Interactive workshop about food, sewing and bikes to remake the world as you would like it.

October 24: Civic Saavy - Know Your Local Government

From 7 - 9 pm. Lincoln Prester, Democratic District Leader from the 50th Assembly District tells the audience who's responsible for what decisions. Admission free.

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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October 5: First Fridays

From 5 to 8 pm. Stringed quartet performance of music, with short film about sculpture & design, beginning at 7 pm.

October 14: Second Sundays

At 3 pm. This month features TBD. Free with admission.

Thru April 28, 2013: Hammer, Chisel & Drill: Noguchi's Studio Practice

This exhibit highlights a variety of Noguchi's work taken from the museum's collection. It focuses on the process of sculpting.

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

October: Art Exhibits


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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Sculpture Center - Long Island City

sculpture centerOctober: TBD

From 12 noon - 5 pm. TBD. Admission free.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 12 noon - 6 pm. Free admission, but a $5 donation is suggested. Click here to view a report on a prior Sculpture Center reception opening. Click for the Sculpture Center in Long Island City map, contact info & website link.

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Queens Museum Of Art [QMA] Exhibit in Flushing

October 4: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

From 6 - 9 pm. Reception celebratting Hispanic heritage. Free with admission.

October 20: Boo Spooktacular

Begins at 7 pm. Annual Halloween Party for families at the QMA. Admission $35 / $75.

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.

socrates sculpture parkSocrates Sculpture Park

See Kids section for Halloween Party on 10/20.

Thru March 31, 2013: Broadway Billboard & Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition

Opie's billboard and new exhibits by 14 artists exploring various aspects of humanity & in particular Americana. Sculptures include a 1965 Mustang, a flagpole with security straps and a transparent Buddha. 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.

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Business & Educational Seminars in Queens - also see Social & Member Calendar

October 1: Emergency Town Hall Meeting FMC Park

Begins 6.30 pm. Presentation by Fairness Coalition of Queens about planned development projects in Queens. 82nd Street Academics at 35th Avenue & 82nd Street in Jackson Heights.

October 9: Creating & Delivering Great Presentations

From 7.30 to 9 pm. Learn how to give effective presentations, needed to sell ideas. Admission $20. Please rsvp the NY Irish Center in LIC.

October 19: Job Fair World Resorts Casino

From 10 am - 3 pm. Job fair at Resorts World located at Aqueduct Racetrack 110-00 Rockaway Blvd South Ozone Park. Business attire recommended and bring resumes.

October 20: National Writers Union of New York

From 8 am - 3 pm. All day writers workshop at 256 West 38th Street, 12th floor conference room in NYC. Light breakfast, lunch & cocktails. Admission $15 for members, $20 for seniors and students, $40 for all others. For further information: (212) 254-0279 X 12 or X 7 OR info@nwuny.org.

October 23: Friends of Hunters Point Library

Begins at 6 pm. Open meeting at St Mary's Church in LIC. For more info 718.990.8583.

October 24: High School Enrollment Fair

From 6 - 8 pm. High schools from Queens will come to help students and parents through the enrollment process. LIC YMCA at 32-23 Queens Blvd. Admission free.

October 25: Selling To The Federal Government

From 3 - 4.30 pm. Learn how to navigate the qualifications / process for selling to the Federal Government. BOC offices at 96-11 40th Road in Corona. Rsvp 718.205.3773.

October 27: Former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga

From 3 - 5 pm. Former PM Seaga visits VP Retail Outlet at 170-21 Jamaica Avenue. Admission free.

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Flushing Town Hall

October 7: Bella Vista

Beginning at 2.15 pm. Dance exposition with original music in commemoration of massacre in Bojaya, Columbia in 2002. $5 / Members Free.

Click for info, map and website links for Flushing Town Hall.

Green Space In LIC

Green SpaceOctober 13: Take Root - Dance Performances

Starts at 8.30 pm. Two performances - see Take Root in Member Calendar for description and link. Admission $15.

October 14: Fertile Ground - New Works

Begins at 7 pm. Six performances - see Fertile Ground in Member Calendar for description and link. Admission $10.

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

Topaz Arts - Woodside

October 27: Bastards of Misrepresentation

From 3 - 6 pm. Filipino art exhibit with deception as the theme. Admission free / donations. Click to Topaz Arts map.

Dining & Drinking - Queens NYqueens restaurant reviews

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October: Restaurants & Food

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

October 8 - 11 & 15 - 18: Queens Restaurant Week

Click here for restaurants participating in Queens Restaurant Week returns for eight days in October.

October 15: A Taste of Sunnyside

Starts at 5 - 6.30 pm and 7 - 8.30 pm. Admission $25 to taste the offerings of 19 local Sunnyside restaurants. The event is being held at Sunnyside Community Services Center at 43-31 39th Street. Click here for Taste of Sunnyside tickets.

October 13 - 21: 30th Avenue Astoria Restaurant Week

A number of Astoria restaurants of the 30th Avenue BID will be offering specials this week.

Turkish Cultural Center Queens - Sunnyside

October Events: Classes, films and other cultural events. 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

Also see Historic section & Member Calendar

Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

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October 19 - 27: Raya Martin Retrospective

A week long retrospective of the work of young Filipino film maker Raya Martin [b 1984]. Raya appears opening night beginning at 7 pm. Free with admission.

October 26: Political Ads

From 4 - 7 pm. Political TV ads dating back to the 1950's. Free w/ admission.

October 27 - November 4: Two Weekends of Scary Films

Various times and movies. Click link below to access website link & contact info. Free w/ admission.

October: 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

October 5: Irish Rock Concert Performances

Doors open 7.30 pm. Live performances by two renowned Irish Folk Rock musicians. Admission $22.

October 19: Film About Commitments - The World's Hardest Working Band

Begins at 7.30 pm. Followed by the short film Christening. Admission $11 / $6 unemployed.

Click for map of NY Irish Center in LIC.

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

Also see KIDS / PARADES section below. Click here for maps & info about Queens History and Attractions.

King Manor - Jamaica

October 6 & 7: Historic House Weekend - History Never Tasted So Good

At 1 pm & 3 pm respectively. History of tea. Admission free.

October 13 & 20: Fall Festival

Begins at 12 noon. Celebration of historic past. Here's what we saw last year at the festival at King Manor.

October 26: A Passion for Paisley: King Women & Fashion

Begins at 5 pm. Discussion about Rufus King's grandchildren's paisley shawls and the fashion of their day. Admission $5.

at King Manor in Jamaica. Admission TBD.

Flushing Town Hall

flushing town hall Thru October 7: 150 Years of Community, Creativity & Culture - including time capsule exhibit

150th anniversary is the theme for the current exhibit which shows the contents of a time capsule buried in 1862 when the building was erected.

Open Wed - Sun 12 noon - 5 pm. 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.

October 14: 14th Annual Cars That Time Forgot Car Show

From 9 am - 4 pm. One of the largest classic car shows in Queens at the Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot. Show cars $20 donation. Proceeds go to St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children in Bayside.

Thru November 18 : Voelker Orth Museum - Flushing

View 20 birdhouses made by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana & Mary Hays at the Voelker Orth Victorian Home and Garden.

Open Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday afternoons from 1 - 4 pm. Click for contact info, location and website of the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing. Admission $4.

Greater Astoria Historical Society In Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyOctober 24: Conversations - Democracy & Civic Participation

Begins at 6.30 pm. Reading of John Dewey's speech about 'Creative Democracy' and the role democracy plays in our lives. Admission free (I think).

October 27: Murder & Mystery of LIC Waterfront

Walking tour begins at 11 am under Hellgate Bridge in Astoria Park. Admission $20 / $15 to costumer wearers.

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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October 7: Historic House Weekend - Funerary Foods

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Discussion about foods associated with different ethnicity's funeral traditions. Suggested donation $5.

October 14: Rockaway Beach

From 2.30 - 4 pm. Lecture about the Rockaways & book signing. Admission $5 / $8.

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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louis latimer house in flushing queensLouis Latimer House

October 6 & 7: Historic House Weekend

Open for the Historic House Weekend in Queens.

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 & Ethnic Parades - Queens NYqueens kids events parades in queens

Also see Historic [above] & Sports / Parks [below]

Kid Friendly Parades & Festivals



Includes events hosting by Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Town Hall, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Louis Armstrong House, the Poppenhusen Institute, the United Civic Community Association, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, King Manor and Woodside on the Move.

October 4: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

From 6 - 9 pm. At the Queens Museum of Art. Hosted by NYS Senator Peralta. Free.

October 6: Columbus Day Parade

Begins at 12 noon at 34th Avenue off Steinway Street. The parade marches up Steinway, turns left onto 30th Avenue and then turns north up 33rd Street to Columbus Triangle at Astoria Blvd where it ends. Sponsored by FIAO of Queens.

October 6: Oktoberfest in Sunnyside Gardens Park

From 12 noon until dusk. Sunnyside Gardens, a private park, is open to all for Oktoberfest with food, crafts and fun. Here's a report with slide show of Oktoberfest at Sunnyside Gardens Park in 2011.

October 7: Dominican Day Parade

Begins at 12 noon at about 96th Street & Northern Blvd and goes to 111th Street in Corona [or vice versa].


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October 31: JHBG Kids Halloween Parade

Begins at 5 pm at 37th Avenue about 86th Street and comes down to about 74th Street in Jackson Heights.

King Manor - Jamaica

See History section above for family friendly events.

Queens Botanical Garden

October: 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

October: 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

October: 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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Church of the Redeemer - Astoria

October 21:French composer Claude Debussy 150th birth anniversary concert. I think it's free, but let me know if it's not.

Sunnyside Reformed Church - ZAHA Live Concert

October 26: Evan Mazunik & ZAHA will perform score entitled Nosferatu at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street & Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside. Admission free / donations welcome.

NY Irish Center - LIC

October 5: Irish Rock Concert Performances

Doors open 7.30 pm. Live performances by two renowned Irish Folk Rock musicians, Michael Brunnock and John Munnelly, at the NY Irish Center in LIC. Admission $22.

October 28: Cill Cais Players

Begins at 4 pm. Irish music performance by the Cill Cais Players. Admission $20 at door.

Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong House

October 27: Halloween Party

From 2 - 4 pm. Halloween party in the garden with jazz.

October: House Tours

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 hallOctober 20: Korean Guyi Guyi

At 1 - 4 pm. Korean puppetry workshop and performance. Admission TBD.


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 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

October 13: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Cruise - Rescheduled from Sept

From 4 - 7 pm. Dan Hendrick, Jamaica Bay Lives & American Littoral Society hosting sunset cruise of Jamaica Bay Wildlife which is home to 330 species of birds and 100 kinds of fish. Fee of $55 / $30, but call for rsvp 718.318.9344 or email donriepe [at] gmail.

October 20: Breast Cancer Walk Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Registration begins at 8 am and walk at 10 am at the Queens Zoo entrance. Call 718.261.1092 for further info.

October 27: Astoria Park Leaf Fest

From 10 am - 12 noon. Rake up leaves to be used for composting around the borough / city.

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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.

October 6: Sunnyside Gardens Park Oktoberfest

From 12 noon to dusk. Arts, crafts, food and fun for the kids. The park is open to all. Click here for map of location of Sunnyside Gardens Park.

Kyaking on the East River

October 7: Kyaking w/ LIC Boathouse - Last Day

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.

It's My Park Day

October 20: Help on Projects in 150 NYC & Queens Parks

The program runs from about 9 am - 5 pm. Copy & paste this link into your browser bar for details by park - http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/its_my_park_day

Al Oerter Recreational Facility

October: 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 trackOctober: Belmont 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 poolsOctober: Aquatic Center & World Class Ice Rink

The Flushing facilities are open year around. 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.

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. All outdoor swimming pools in public parks close after Labor Day Weekend.

The Flushing 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

Also check the Kids, Historic / Culture, & Sports / Parks sections for related events - last 4 weekends in Sept

Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 11 am - 6 pm - 63rd Drive Festival - Along 63rd Drive from Austin Street to Queens Blvd

Monday, October 8, 2012 from 11 am to 6 pm - Greenpoint Avenue Festival - Along Greenpoint Avenue between Queens Blvd and 44th Street

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 11.30 - 9 pm - St Francis Of Assisi Annual Parish Festival - At 21st Avenue and 46th Street in Astoria.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - All Saints Church along 46th Street off 43rd Avenue in Sunnyside - Pumpkin Festival.

Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 12 noon to 6 pm - College Point Board of Trade - Along College Point Blvd from 14th Avenue to 20th Avenue

Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 12 noon - 6 pm - 36th Avenue Astoria Festival / by Dutch Kills Civic Association - Along 36th Avenue from 35th Street to 20th Street

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

Also see Dance

The Astoria Performing Arts Center - Astoria

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10,15, 16, 17: Billy Witch

At 8 pm and 2 pm matiness Saturday. Comedy about pubescent boys at summer camp around the fire. Admission $TBD.

APAC location / map coming in Nov.

The Chocolate Factory In LIC

chocolate factoryOctober 4, 5 & 6: Play By Ear

At 8 pm. Dutch mime, Rob List, connects to the audience, using the Chocolate Factory as his milieu. Admission $15.

October 10, 11, 12 & 13: Love's End

At 8 pm. New French work about couple in midst of broken relationship. Admission - code CTL for $15 / $20.

October 25, 26, 27/ Nov 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10: I Am The Pumpkin Ghost

Begins at 8 pm with additional 10 pm shows Saturday. Linguistically mixed group of characters in a pumpkin patch. Admission $15.

Admission on Thursdays is free for Queens residents on a first come first serve basis. Click here to view a report on a prior performance at the Chocolate Factory Theater LIC. Click here for a Chocolate Factory review / map and here for contact info, url and tickets for the Chocolate Factory in LIC.


The Secret Theatre In LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

October 4 - 7 & 11 - 14: Motherboard

Begins at 8 pm. Futuristic black comedy about humans fighting robots. Admission $18.

October 4 - 6 & 11 - 14: Zombies

Begins at 8 pm. Play about strangers meeting at house as a pandemic hits the surrounding community. Admission $18.

October 27 - 31: Haunted Theatre

Begins at 7 pm. I believe admission is somewhere between $10 and $20. Call them.

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.

LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - LIClaguardia performing arts center lic

October 6: 7 (Seven)

Begins at 8 pm. Experimental production using song, dance and visuals to take the audience through the seven deadly sins that confront us as we grow into this world. Admission $15 / $20 / $10.

October 22 - 28: For Rent

Begins at 8 pm every night, except 10/28, when there is a matinee at 2.30 pm. Matinees also on 23rd, 24th and 25th at 2.30 pm. Story set in modern day Istanbul about drugs, sex without the rock 'n roll. About wealth & poverty and the human condition. Admission $15 / $20 / $10.

Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2012 season. Click for contact info & map for La Guardia Performing Arts Center.

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