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Things To Do Queens February 2013

Feb 28, 2013 at 09:14 am by mikewood

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FEBRUARY is the month of Valentine's Day, the Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing [year of the Snake] and Presidents Day which honors Washington & Lincoln and some of the other good leaders of this nation.

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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

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Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - Jamaica NY

February 1 - March 13: Conversations Between Blue & Red

Opening Reception from 6 - 8 pm on 2/5. Solo exhibit featuring works of Lisa M. Zilker which explore color, space and emotional states.

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica.

Gallery 77 @ Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights

February 8: La Luz del Bajio

Opening reception from 7 - 10 pm. Featuring the photographic essay of the Bajio section of Mexico, a bastion of Catholicism and centuries old Spanish architecture, and where General Obregon won decisive battles against Pancho Villa's troops. Espresso 77 is located at 35-57 77th Avenue in Jackson Heights.

No Longer Empty - ClockTower - LIC

Thru March 13: How Much Do I Owe You?

February 7: The Wedding - see Theater Section for details

Exhibit about money, wealth and value in abandoned ClockTower Building at 29-27 41st Avenue in LIC which was once the Manhattan Bank. Thurs through Mon from 1 - 7 pm. They have a number of special events planned which we will post later this month. See Theater section too.

Jeffrey Leder Art Gallery LIC

February 10: Art Gallery Reception

Opening reception 2/10 from 5 - 7 pm. Group show with 12 international artists. The Jeffrey Leder Gallery is located at 21-37 45th Road in LIC.

Crossing Art - Flushing

Thru February 13: Paralleling Narratives

Artist talk on 2/9 from 2 - 4 pm. Solo mixed media exhibit by Peruvian born Ana De Orbegoso who juxtaposes her past with her NYC present. The Crossing Art Gallery Flushing at 136-17 39th Ave in Flushing.

Queens College Art Center - Flushing

February 7 - March 22: Ellen Mandelbaum Glass Art

Opening reception from 5 - 8 pm on 2/7. Silver & Diamond Jubilee celebration with other artists. Benjamin Rosenthal Library - 6th Floor - 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing.

Materials For The Arts in LIC

Thru February 14: Carried Away

Sculptures by Beth Williams Garrett. Materials For The Arts is located at 33-00 Northern Blvd on the 3rd Floor in LIC. Call 718.729.2165 for viewing hours.

flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

February 9 & 10: Aliyar Bonar: PowerSuit Camp

From 6 - 9 pm Saturday and 2 - 5 pm on Sunday. Donning executive suits, the artists take themselves silly, seriously, and explore what they would do if they could really do anything. The Queens Girl Scouts participate in this week long program. Admission free, but donations welcome.

February 14: Flux Thursdays

Begins at 8 pm. On the second Thursday of every month there's a potluck dinner with presentations & conversation. This month the theme is romance, with multiple artist displays, talks and games. There will also be opportunities to win gifts / awards. Free with food or beverage contribution.

February 16 - 24: anythingANYTHING art exhibit

Opening reception on 2/16 from 6 - 9 pm. IRON CHEF on 2/23 from 6 - 8 pm. Collective / group exhibit by the residents of the past year. The IRON CHEF event includes food preparation and consumption. Donations always welcome.

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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February 9 & 10: Paul Discoe - Master Builder & Zen Buddhist

Saturday 11 am - 1 pm & 3 - 5 pm; and Sunday lecture at 3 pm. Artist in residence, Paul Discoe, will talk about Noguchi's use of wood and stone in his sculptures. 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.

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Thru March 11: Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960 - 1980

This exhibit includes 140 works by 32 artists during tumultuous times as African Americans asserted their civil and social rights in the U.S. During this time African Americans began to grab hold of their place in America's cultural pantheon.

Thru April 1: Unnatural Histories

This exhibit includes sculptures made with found materials, depicting the human body as both grotesque and monumental. By Pakistani born American artist Huma Bhabha.

Thru April 1: Tender Love Among The Junk

Modern collages of paint and found materials by Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt.

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 centerThru March 25: Double Life & Bairy Baghramian: Retainer

Opening reception 1/13 from 5 - 7 pm. Double Life is the latest installment of the Sculpture Center's In Practice Program which allows emerging artists to show their stuff. And Bairy Baghramian: Retainer is about context, production and reception within contemporary art.

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

February 17 - March 12: Arte Util Lab

Opening walk-through on the 17th from 3 - 5 pm. 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

Thru March 31: 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


Call for photo submissions [due 3/3/13] of NYC places and people before, during and after Hurricane Sandy - by City Museum of New York for exhibit to open in April 2013. Copy & paste this url into your browser for details: http://www.mcny.org/sidebars/sandy-photography-submissions.html

February 11: Property Tax Assessments Outreach

From 6 - 8.30 pm. Officials from the NYC Dept of Finance & the Tax Commission will answer questions about how owners properties were valued. At Queens Borough Hall at 120-55 Queens Blvd in Rm 213.

February 7: QYP - Queens Young Professionals

Begins at 6 pm. Networking, drinks and open forum discussion, at Hunters Point Plaza - Penthouse on 47-20 21st Street in LIC. Register at QueensChamber.org. Admission free.

February 12: Workshop - Financing Your Start Up

From 2 - 3.30 pm. Roadmap to help entrepreneurs get on right financing track. Held at the BOC offices at 96-11 40th Road in Corona. Admission free. Rsvp 718.205.3773.

February 13 & 27: Financing Your Business Workshop For Start Ups

From 6 - 8 pm. Two part workshop lead by Leeanne G-Bowley of the Foundation Center, the leading info source for philanthropy worldwide. Workshops at Greater Astoria Historical Society [click for map]. The focus is on artists. Rsvp / Admission $10 / QCA Members free.

February 20: NYC 2014 Preliminary Expense & Capital Budget Hearings

Begins at 9.30 am. In Room 200 at Queensborough Hall. Registration for speaking time begins Monday, Feb 11th from 9.30 am - 5 pm. Speaking time is limited to 3 minutes.

February 20: Q Chamber & Samuel Y Field Networking Event

Begins at 5 pm. Networking & refreshments at Samuel Y Field at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck. Register at QueensChamber.org. Admission $20 / Members free.

February 21: Tech Meetup 6

From 7 - 10 pm. Networking event on 10th Floor in event space at Hunters Point Plaza 47-40 21st Street in LIC. Admission $10.

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Flushing Town Hall - Flushing

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February 10: Chinese New Year Dance Sampler & Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Begins at 1 pm. A sampler of dance performances from China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Egypt, Columbia & America. Admission Free.

Begins at 2.30 pm. New Year Prints from Taiwan & commissioned works. Suggested donation $5 / members free.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events 2013.

Green Space In LIC

Green SpaceFebruary 21 - 24: Skimming The Surface - Celebration

Thurs - Sat 8 pm / Sun 5 pm. An evening dance celebration by Dance Entropy. Click to view photos of dance performances in LIC. Admission $15 / $20.

February 10: Fertile Ground

Begins at 7 pm. Click for Fertile Ground info.

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

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February: Restaurants & Food

See restaurant reviews in the Queens Buzz Restaurant Reviews section of this site. Click here for good restaurants for Valentine's Day in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights & Flushing Queens.

February 1: Italian Wine & Cheese Tasting

From 7 - 9 pm [this event has been re-scheduled from 1/25]. Jennifer Chin Dussich leads an Italian wine & cheese tasting with light buffet. At Buzzeo Building at 31-16 36th Avenue in Astoria. Admission is $45 before January 20th and $50 thereafter. Rsvp to camr3116@ gmail.com.

February 6: Turkish Cooking Lessons

From 7 - 9.30 pm. Learn Turkish style cooking / cuisine at the Turkish Cultural Center at 43-49 45th Street in Sunnyside. Admission $40 / $25.

February 8, 9 & 10: Czech & Slovak Pork Fest

From 5 - 11 pm, noon - 11 pm & noon - 10 pm, respectively. Taste various cuts and cooks of pork prepared in traditional Czech & Slovak styles. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria.

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Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets 2013 - 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 & Community Markets.

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, 2013

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

Corona Farmers Market - July 6 - Nov 16, 2013

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

Douglaston Farmers Market - July 8 - November 18, 2013

Sundays 8 am - 3 pm. Click here for Douglaston Farmers Market.

Elmhurst Farmers Market - July 10 - November 20, 2013

Tuesdays 8 am – 5 pm. Click to view a map of the Elmhurst Farmers Market.

Flushing Farmers Mkt Qns Botanical Gardens - June 22 - Nov 16, 2013

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, 2013

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, 2013

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, 2013

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 2013

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 1/2 - Dec 22, 2013

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

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Also see Historic & Arts sections & Member Calendar

Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageFebruary 2 - 24: LA Rebellion: Creating A New Black Cinema

Month long series of 36 independent feature & short films by Black filmmakers beginning in the 1970's. Highlight events: On 2/10 Haile Gerima makes an appearance with his debut feature Bush Mama; and on 2/24 curator Jacqueline Stewart of Northwestern University appears to discuss black film in tandem with the showing of Compensation.

Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria

February 15 - 17: Indiecade

Three Day Weekend of video games at MOMI. Three day pass $80 / $60 or you can purchase for individual days. Click here for website & telephone number of the Museum of the Moving Image.

February 23: Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer

Starts at 3 pm. Film made by daughter Mimi Chan, who will be present at the film. Free w/ admission.

Thru March 3, 2012: Space War: Video Games Blast Off

New exhibit about the history of video gaming, including 20 of the top video games since the inception of the gaming category. Free w/ admission.

Thru March 3, 2013: Rise of the Guardians 3D Animation Exhibit

Exhibit and videos about how the Dreamworks animated film, Rise of the Guardians in Astoria Queens, was produced.

February: 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

February 15: The Pier

Doors open 7.30 pm / showtime 8.30 pm. Story about a son returning home to Ireland to see ill father and some of the changes and surprises he encounters.

Writer, Director and Actor Gerard Hurley will give a short talk. Admission $15 / Seniors, Students & Unemployed $8.

Click here for a map of the New York Irish Center in LIC.

Queens Museum of Art - Flushing

February 17: Fatal Attractions

Begins at 3 pm. Series of five short films, from Europe, New Zealand, Korea and the U.S., that explore the dark side of romance. Free Admission. Suggested donation $5.

LeFrak City Library - Corona

February 25: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Begins at 6 pm. Story about gay participant in MLK struggle for civil rights, followed by discussion w/ Rustin's life partner, Walter Naegle. Free Admission.

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 Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

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

King Manor - Jamaica

February 9: Hands On History

From 12 noon - 3 pm. Crafts and stories about Rufus & Mary King. Admission free.

Click here for a map of King Manor in Jamaica.

Langston Hughes Public Library - Corona

February 9: Landmark Celebration

From 11 am - 5 pm. Dedication of Langston Hughes Public Library including movie, reading, lectures, musical performance and presentations. The Langston Hughes Library opened in 1969 as a federally funded special project of the Queens Library. In 1987 it became a part of the Queens Library. Click for contact info & link to Langston Hughes Library map.

voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

February 10: Lunar New Year Debussy Recital

Begins at 3 pm. Performance of Debussy's works including Clair de Lune by Dora Galit, sponsored by the Aaron Copland School of Music. Includes refreshments. Admission $12 / $10 members.

February 16: Voelker Orth Bird Sanctuary

From 11 am - 12 noon. A reading, lecture and workshop to create bird houses to take home. Suggested donation $2 - for kids 6 and under.

Click photo for contact info and address which is 149-19 38th Avenue. Click here for a short report on the Voelker Orth House Museum.

Poppenhusen Institute - College Point

February 23: Irish Candlelight Cafe Night

From 4 - 7 pm. Art exhibit & artist reception, Irish music & dance performance and dinner of corned beef, slaw, chips and hot & cold beverages. Admission $25 advance / $30 door. Proceeds go to support local landmark.

Greater Astoria Historical Society GAHS - Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyFebruary 9: Little Caesar - RESCHEDULED

Begins at 1 pm. Actor Edward G. Robinson, who is buried in Ridgewood, got his start playing a gangster in this movie. Free event.

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 homesteadFebruary 10: Enslaved Africans in Old New York - RESCHEDULED

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Some 15,000 Africans had arrived in New York by 1700. Many were buried in Manhattan at a site discovered while excavating in 1991. Professor Martia Goodson tells the tale of their harsh lives. Admission $8 / $5 members.

February 17: Genealogy Workshop

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Learn how to trace your heritage using dar.org, ancestry.com and familysearch.com and other tools & tips. Admission $8 / $5 members.

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.

louis latimer house in flushing queensLouis Latimer House

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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Also see Sports / Parks &Historic & Theater Events [below]

Chinese New Year Parade - Flushing

February 16: Chinese New Year Celebration

Begins at 11 am. Click here for Chinese New Year in Flushing Queens for parade route, start time and photos.

Lunar New Year - Elmhurst

February 23: Lunar New Year Celebration

From 11 am - 2 pm. Performances at C.C. Moore Park at Broadway & Elmhurst Ave from where the parade begins at 11.30 am. Parade ends at St. James Episcopal Church at 84-07 Broadway, where there will be an art workshop. Admission free.

Queens Botanical Garden

Thru April 15: Repetition in Design

Art exhibit displaying oils of Gennadyi Gurman who is also QBG instructor of ecology, ethnobotany and exhibit creation and maintenance.

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

February: 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

February: 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 in queens

Also see Dance in Queens, Film in Queens, Theater in Queens, & History in Queens

Charles Sibirsky Trio - Sunnyside

February 9: Charles Sibirsky Trio - In The Garden

Begins at 7 pm. Three piece jazz band [hence the name] performs at Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street & Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside. Admission is free.

York College Performing Arts Center in Jamaica

February 16: Alex Blake

Begins at 7 pm. Modern / jazz musician and composer Alex Blake performs a mix of music genres. Admission $20 / $10. Click here for a link to buy tickets and a schedule of events for the York College Performing Arts Center.

NY Irish Center - LIC

February 23: Divil of a Noise CD Launch Party

Drinks at 7.30 pm / begins at 8.30 pm. Donnie Carrol & friends perform new works. Admission $15 / $8. Click here for map of the New York Irish Center in LIC.

Majestic Marquis - Ozone Park

February 23: Rick Ramoutar Live

Doors open at 7.30 pm. Family dance party at 88-03 101st Avenue in Ozone Park.

Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseMonth of February: NYC Black History Month - 5 Boro Tour

Throughout February, nine cultural organizations have partnered to host exhibits pertaining to the African American experience, including the Armstrong House and the Langston Hughes Library in Corona. For more info, copy & paste this website url into your browser - nycbhm.org

Thru May 1: Louis Armstrong At Freedomland

Freedomland was an 85 acre amusement park that opened in the Bronx in 1960 and closed in late 1964. Louis Armstrong played there twice in 1961 and 1964. This exhibit explores Armstrong's life during the turbulent 50's and 60's. 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

flushing town hallFebruary 16: Frederic Chiu

Workshop begins at 1 pm and classical music performance at 2.15 pm. Admission Free.

February 17: Jeff Fairbanks

Begins at 5 pm. Modern & jazz musician performance by composer-in-residence. Admission Free.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events 2013. 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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February 7: Community Board 2

Begins at 7 pm. Community Board 2 [LIC & Sunnyside] meets at the Sunnyside Community Services Center [click for map].

February 19 & 20: Community Board 1 & Astoria Park Performance Space

Meeting on 2/19 begins at 7 pm and on 2/20 runs from 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Community Board 1 holds its regular meeting at Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Blvd on 2/19 and a meeting on the proposed performance space in Astoria Park on 2/20. The public is welcome.

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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.

February 2: Tennis Tips by Former U.S. Open Champion

From 9 - 11 am. Clinic with former U.S. Open and Wimbledon Champion Virginia Wade begins at 9 am, followed by discussion at 10 am. USTA BJK National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Sponsored by City Parks Foundation.

Al Oerter Recreational Facility

February: 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 trackFebruary: 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 poolsFebruary: 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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queens street fairs festivals

Also check the Kids, Historic / Culture, & Sports / Parks sections for related events.

None at this time

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

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theater in queens

Also see Dance, Music, Art & History sections above.

Astoria Performing Arts Center - Astoria

February 8 & 9: Gone Tomoro - Staged Reading

Begins at 8 pm. A musical about three scout islanders who leave their island due to flooding, and voyage to America where we see ourselves through their eyes. Admission free, but rsvp boxoffice [at]apacny.org.

The Chocolate Factory - LIC

chocolate factoryFebruary 15 & 16: Hot Box - OFFSITE @ EMPAC CNTR

Begins at 8 pm. TBD. 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 - LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

Thru February 3: The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine

Begins at 8 pm, matinee Sunday at 3 pm [only]. Modern play about relationships? Admission $18.

February 14 - March 2nd: Much Ado About Nothing

Begins at 8 pm Weds - Sun. Classic Shakespearean play. Admission $18.

February 19 - March 2: Wired Arts Fest

There will be 14 shows at various times, which you can view live at the Secret Theatre. Admission $18. Or online - hosted by http://virtualarts.tv. Admission $2.50.

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.

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February 7: The Wedding - At The Clocktower LIC

Begins at 7.30 pm at the Clocktower Bldg at 29-27 41st Avenue in LIC [see No Longer Empty in Art section]. Collaboration on theme of How Much Do I Owe You, The Wedding delves into the money and conventions associated with marriage.

February 6 & 8: Pandora

Begins at 6.30 pm. Admission $5.

Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2013 season. Click for contact info & map for La Guardia Performing Arts Center.

York College Performing Arts Center - Jamaica

York college performing arts centerFebruary 8: Ebony Embers

At 7 pm. Portrayal of Harlem Renaissance figures in tandem with chamber music performance. Admission $20 / $10.

February 16: Alex Blake

At 7 pm. Bassist musician / composer Alex Blake performs a variety of music. Admission $20 / $10.

Click here to view a map of York College Performing Arts Center and click here to view the full season of YPAC theater in Jamaica NY.

Thalia Spanish / English Theatre - Sunnyside

thalia theatreFebruary 14 ONLY: Valentine's Day Tango Lovers' Special

Afro Tango [see below] begins at 7 pm, followed by a reception with the artists. Wine and tapas will be served. Admission $50 of which $20 is tax deductible.

Thru March 17: Afro Tango

Begins at 8 pm Fridays & Saturdays / 4 pm Sundays. Premiere of original musical / dance composition that explores the African roots of tango by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurenal and produced and directed by Thalia Theatre Artistic Director Angel Gil Orrios. Admission $35 / $32 [$30 for all - Fridays only].

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