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Things To Do Queens July 2013

Aug 16, 2013 at 11:48 am by mikewood

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JULY is the month of Independence, not just America's on the 4th, but other nations too such as the French celebration of Bastille Day on the 14th and the Colombians on July 20th. Above is a photo taken at the Jamaican Jerk Festival in 2012.

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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

Click for maps & info about Queens Art Museums

Space Womb - LIC

July 20 - 27: Transformation

Opening reception 7/20 from 6 - 8 pm. New group exhibition entitled Transformation about various aspects and stages of change. Space Womb is located at 22-48 Jackson Avenue in LIC.

Jeffrey Leder Art Gallery - LIC

July 9: Works On Paper II

Opening reception from 6 - 8 pm. New exhibit featuring 16 artists. The Jeffrey Leder Gallery is located at 21-37 45th Road in LIC. Hours: Fri, Sat & Sun from 12 - 6 pm & by appt. 917.767.1734.

Flushing Town Hall

July 13: LICA Artists Talk

Begins at 2 pm. LIC Artists exhibition at FTH with a chance to meet and talk to the artists. Admission free.

July 20 - September 1: New Growth

Opening reception on 7/20 from 5 - 8 pm. FTH Visual artists show their diverse works. Admission free.

August 18: Salon Sunday

Begins 2 pm. Art and conversation and the new garden space.

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.

flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

July : TBD

TBD. Admission free / donations welcome.

July 11: Flux Thursdays

Begins at 8 pm. On the second Thursday of every month there's a potluck dinner with presentations & conversation. This month the presentations include TBD. Free with food or beverage contribution.

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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July 5: First Fridays

Cash bar opens 5.30 pm & film begins at 7 pm. Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line.

July 14: Second Sundays


July: Three Exhibits

We'll have more on these three new exhibits in our next release.

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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July 6 - September 7: Warm Up Party - Saturdays

From 3 - 9 pm on Saturdays. Live music performed by bands from around the world in the courtyard. Admission $18. PS1 Warm Up Party.

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 centerJuly 27 : Street Fair

From 11 am - 6 pm. Arts and crafts for sale. Admission free.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 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.

queens museum of artQueens Museum Of Art [QMA] Exhibit in Flushing

Museum CLOSED From June 3 - October 4th, 2013 or later

Renovation construction on the ground floor, including expansion.

July 27: Cultural Festival - Offsite At Corona Plaza

From 1 - 9 pm. A art / cultural festival off the #7 subway line by same name. Admission free.

Museum 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

July 14: Bastille Day Celebration

Begins at 3 pm. Little Opera Theatre of NY will perform French Opera celebrating Liberte, Egalite & Fraternite.

July: Summer Films

Wednesdays beginning at dusk, with music, entertainment and food available prior to the film. Admission free.

Thru August: Do It (Outside)

From 2 - 6 pm. 2013 Season opening reception of summer sculpture done by Christoff: Finio Architecture done by interpreting instructions given by 60 artists. Also opening in the park will be: Tree Wood by Toshihiro Oki in glen, Beyond The Hedges (Slivered Gazebo) by Heather Rowe, and Her Nuclear Waters by Chitra Ganesh at the entrance. 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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queens business meetings community board meetings

Click the header above for Queens Business Meetings, Events & Workshops or this link to go to the Business section of this site. Also see Social & Member Calendar below.

July 25: Queens Borough President Forum

From 1.30 - 3 pm. Forum of candidates competing to be the next Queens Borough President, including Tony Arcabascio, Tony Avella, Melinda Katz and Peter Vallone, Jr. at the Sunnyside Community Services Center south of Queens Blvd on 39th Street in Sunnyside.

July: Insurance in the Obama Era

See August Events. At the Anorac Democratic Club in Sunnyside.

June 26: LIC Partnership BID Meeting

Begins at 8.30 am. At MetLife Plaza, Queensboro Rm, 27-01 Queens Plaza North in LIC.

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Also see Art, Music, Theater sections

July 20: House of the Rising Sun

Reception begins at 7 pm and showtime at 8 pm. Premier modern dance event by NYC troupe. Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue. Admission Balcony $20 / Mezzanine $30.

July 22: Let's Dance For Julia

Begins at 8 pm. Benefit for Dance Entropy dancer, Julia Sabangan, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. At Triskelion Arts Aldous Theater at 118 North 11th St in Brooklyn. Tickets / donations begin at $50.

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July: 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.

July 21: Jamaica Jerk Festival

Begins at 12 noon. An afternoon of food tasting and live entertainment and shopping at Roy Wilkins Park. Click here for our report about the 2nd annual Jamaican Jerk Festival in Queens in 2012. Admission starts at $25.

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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 10 - Nov 20, 2013 - Also see LIC for Socrates

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

Corona Farmers Market - July 5 - Nov 22, 2013

Fridays 8 am to 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Corona Farmers Market.

Discontinued - Douglaston Farmers Market - July 8 - November 18, 2013

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

Elmhurst Farmers Market - June 4 - November 26, 2013

Tuesdays 8 am – 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Elmhurst Farmers Market near Elmhurst Hospital.

Flushing Farmers Mkt Qns Botanical Gardens - June 21 - Nov 22, 2013

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

Forest Hills (Post Office) - April 7 - Dec 29, 2013

Sundays 8 am - 3 pm at 70th Avenue and Queens Blvd [Post Office]. Click to view a map of the Forest Hills Farmers Market & Post Office.

Discontinued - 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 21 & 22 - Nov 23 & 24, 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 1 - Nov 23, 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.

LIC - Brooklyn Grange Farmers Market - May - November 2013

Open Saturdays from 10 am - 3 pm. On the Standard Motor Lofts Building in LIC on Northern Blvd.

Pomonok Flushing Farmers Market - July 12 - November 29, 2013

Open Fridays from 10 am - 5 pm. Click to view a map of Queens Community House Pomonok Center Farmers Market at 67-09 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 11367 - across from Queens College.

Ridgewood Farmers Market - July 13 - November 23, 2013

Open Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm. Click to view map of Ridgewood Farmers Market including info.

Sunnyside Farmers Market - June 1 - Dec 21, 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

Jamaica Center For The Performing Arts

July: Free Films & Movies in the Parks

There are a host of free films being shown outside at parks around the borough. Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park and a park in Sunnyside, just to mention a few. Not sure what QMA is doing, as they will not be hosting their Passport Film Series. We'll post more later this week.

Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageJuly 27: Rural Route Film Festival

Begins at 3 pm at the Library on Broadway, just east of Steinway Street. Screening of film. Admission free.

July: 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

June 21: A Night of Shorts

Cocktails 7.30 & showtime at 8.30 pm. Nine short movies, including some animation, followed by a film entitled The Shore. Admission $11 / $6 w/ limited seating.

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

For More Films - Also see MOMA PS1 & Queens Museum of Art in Art section above.

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.

Also see NY Irish Center in Films for Quiz Game

King Manor - Jamaica

July : TBD

TBD. Admission free. Click here for a map of King Manor in Jamaica.

voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

July 28: Fundraiser

Begins at 12 noon at the Sheraton LaGuardia East. Admission / donations begin at $75.

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.

Greater Astoria Historical Society GAHS - Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyJuly: The Great Gatsby

Exhibit related to the time of the Great Gatsby. The most recent movie production consulted with the GAHS in creating this rendition. $5 Admission / Free Members.

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 homesteadJuly: TBD

From 2.- 4 pm. Presentation / lecture about TBD. 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.

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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]

Colombian Independence Parade - Jackson Heights

July 21: Colombian Independence

Begins at 12 noon on Northern Blvd at 69th Street and runs up to 86th Street. Click here for a report about the 2012 parade which was the 12th annual Queens Colombian Parade celebrating Colombian Independence from Spain.

Federation of Italian Americans (FIAO)

July 14: 5 K Run / Walk

Begins at 9 am from the FIAO Soccer Field at 20th Avenue & 33rd Street in Astoria. The 3.1 mile run / walk is to raise money to fight drug abuse.

Pre-Independence Day Fireworks - CitiField

July 3: Fireworks At CitiField

Fireworks display after the game. The game begins at 7.30 pm and generally runs 3 plus hours. Admission $20, but you can watch for free from the parking lot or Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Queens Botanical Garden

July: Nature For Everyone

The Queens Botanical Garden carries a wide range of plant life and also offers classes and exhibits.

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

July: 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

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

Free Concerts in the Parks

There are a number of free concerts in the parks, including Athens Square Park, Astoria Park, Gantry State Park, Windmuller Park and others. QMA isn't hosting their Passport Series this summer, so not sure what's going on in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

NY Irish Center - LIC

July: TBD

Begins at 7.30 pm / 8.30 pm. TBD. Admission $25 / $15. Click for NY Irish Center map & links.

Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseJuly: Louis Armstrong & Baseball

Louis Armstrong was a Brooklyn Dodgers and Mets fan. 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 hallJuly : TBD - Queens Symphony Orchestra

Begins 7.30 pm. TBD. Admission free / first come first serve limited seating.

July : TBD

Begins at 6 pm. TBD. Admission $20 / $15.

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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This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations.



Click here to view an archive of things to do in Queens.

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Click to the Queens Issues section or the Eco-Friendly Queens section for related reports.


June 1: Health Fair in Jackson Heights

From 10 am - 3 pm. Mt Sinai Queens United Community Civic Association host health screenings for asthma, blood pressure, BMI, bone density, glucose and lung function. The Health Fair will also include games, giveaways, live entertainment, music, and refreshments.

At the 25th Avenue entrance to the Lexington School for the Deaf, 25-26 75th Street in Jackson Heights. For more info call 718.267.4333 or visit www.mshq.org/healthfair. Admission free.

June 2: Irish Day of Action - Rockaways

Bus leaves at 7 am from 59-26 Woodside Avenue in Woodside. Day to help the folks in the Rockaways.

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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.

LIC Boathouse

July 20 & 21: City of Water Kyaking Trip To Governors Island

Depart Saturday July 20 at 8.30 am and on Sunday July 21 at 9.30 am for Governors Island for City of Water celebration. This event departs from the LIC Boathouse at 46-01 5th Street in LIC. Admission free / donations accepted. This event is not for entry level kyakers.

July 28: Walk Up Kyaking on the East River

From 1 - 4 pm. At Hallets Cove [see map link below]. Admission free / donations welcome.

This info is for walk up kyaking - more on this later. Under age must be accompanied by an adult and must know how to swim. Admission free / donations appreciated. Click for map of Hallets Cove & here for LICCB contact info.

Road Runners

July :


CitiField Soccer Match - Flushing Meadows Corona Park

July: TBD

Gates open at xpm. Friendly match. Ticket prices range from $TBD.

TA Bike Rides & Tour de Queens

July 7: Tour De Queens

Sold Out. No walk ups. Begins at 9 am in Queens Bridge Park. Registration begins at 7 am.

July: TA Bike Rides / Tour De Queens - July

SOLD OUT. See Member Calendar for TA Summer Bike Rides, which are posted on an ad hoc basis. Also the July Tour De Queens starts in Astoria Park this year. Pre-register at Tour De Queens website to insure a place, as only 1250 rider slots.

Roy Wilkins Park - Jamaica

July 21: Jamaica Jerk Festival - see Dining Section Above

Begins at 12 noon. Food and live musical entertainment and shopping. Admission $25.

Al Oerter Recreational Facility

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

Open Monday through Friday 6 A - 10 P and Saturday 9 A - 5 P. Closed for important holidays. Bring padlock for locker and a change of clothes for athletics.

Free admission. Click here for a map to the Al Oerter Recreational Facility in Flushing Queens.

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July: Golfing 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 trackJuly: Belmont Racetrack

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


July fairs. See kids for Colombian Parade.

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

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


The Secret Theatre - LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

July: MacBeth

Begins at 8 pm. Shakespearean tragedy. Admission $18.

July 14 - 27: Talking Heads

Begins at 8 pm. Original work. 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.

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