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Things To Do Queens May 2014

May 30, 2014 at 08:44 pm by mikewood

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UPDATED 5 / 23 / 14

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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

Click for maps & info about Queens Art Museums.

LIC Arts Open

May 14 - 18: LIC Arts Open

Art festival involving about 200 artists with exhibits and events in about 40 locations primarily centered in the Queens Plaza, Vernon Blvd and Court Square neighborhoods of LIC.

May 17: Vernon Blvd Street Fair

From 1 - 6 pm on Vernon Blvd between 46th & 50th Avenues.

May 17 & 18: Open Studios

Open Galleries / Studios: The following is a selection of the art galleries and artists' studios that will be open to the public [number denotes artists on exhibit]. 1) Clocktower 29-27 Queens Plaza North [16 from LIC Artists], 2) Jackson One 26-11 Jackson Avenue [8], 3) LIC Art Center 44-02 23rd Street [24], 4) Reis Studios 43-01 22nd Street [41], 5) Wills Building 43-01 21st Street /43-02 22nd Street [26], 6) Eduardo Anievas Studio 47-33 5th Street #2 [1], 7) Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center 10-34 44th Drive [demos at 2 pm & 4 pm Saturday], 8) PaintCan at 10-10 44th Avenue - 3rd Floor, 9) Jacob Riis Settlement House / QueensBridge on 10-25 41st Avenue [Saturday 5/17 only], 10) Gotham Center Queensboro Plaza South @ 28th St [reception Friday 5 - 8 pm], 11) Falchi Building 31-00 47th Ave [several], 12) Diego Salazar 43-32 22nd St and 13) Local Project Art Space at 11-27 44th Road and 12) Dougherty Gallery at Crescent Grill at 38-40 Crescent St [opening reception Friday evening].

Entertainment. There are also several performances going on including the Queens New Music Festival at various times in the Secret Theatre throughout the weekend [$20 / show or discounts for more than one show]. And Sunhwa Chung / Ko-Ryo Dance Theater is performing at GreenSpace [see dance section further down].

Closing Party. Sunday night from 6 - 10 pm at Gotham Center.

Other companies / shops doing business in LIC / Sinks & Stones / Vespa Queens / LIC Real Estate Lawyers / LIC Realtors

Admission free. Further details available at www.licartsopen.org.

Riis Settlement House - LIC

May 17: Annual Spring Arts Festival

Begins at 12 noon. Arts festival in Queensbridge Houses. At 10-25 41st Avenue in LIC. Admission free.

Materials For The Arts - LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside

May 15: Third Thursdays

From 6.30 - 8.30 pm. MFTA sponsors a workshop every third Thursday of the month.

May 18: Bernard Klevickas: History of Stuff

Opening reception 6 - 8 pm. Solo exhibit by artist-in-residence examining how things are assembled and disassembled. Beer & music included. Admission free but donations always welcome.

Click here for Materials For The Arts website, location & contact info. I think the admission is free & w/ refreshments.

ArtistRun Gallery - LIC

May 8 - 18: The May Show

From 6 - 9 pm on 5/8 opening reception. Group show of contemporary artists. Admission free.

Hours: 12 noon - 7 pm & closed Mondays.Located at 36-31 22nd Street in LIC. Admission free.

Coffeed - LIC

May 7 & 14: The Inspired Word

From 7 - 10 pm. Writers open mic series. Session on the 14th hosted by Audrey Dimola. Admission free.

Coffeed is at 37-18 Northern Blvd in LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside. Admission free.

Queens Council on the Arts - Astoria

May 10: High School to Art School

From 2 - 4 pm. Queens Council on the Arts provides a full range of support services / workshops to help high school juniors and seniors get into good art schools. This event celebrates the work of participants. Admission free.

QCA is located at 37-11 35th Avenue in Astoria. Entrance on 37th Street.

Jeffrey Leder Art Gallery - LIC

Thru June 8: Whitewashed

Opening reception begins at 6 pm on 4/5. Click this link for a review of the art exhibit by artists who used to paint / work in the now whitewashed, iconic 5 Pointz building in LIC and click here for Jeffrey Leder art gallery info / website. Artwork for sale / admission free.

flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

May 1: Menu For Mars Supper Club

Begins at 8 pm. Mission: on the first Thursday of every month to pioneer a menu for Mars. Limited to a crew of 12 to go to a restaurant with a space food related expert [horticulture / permaculture / nutrition] to talk about food in outer space. Must rsvp to doug [at]fluxfactory.org with subject MAR.S.V.P.

May 8: Flux Thursday

On the second Thursday of every month there's a potluck dinner with presentations & conversation. This month a discussion about collectivism. Must bring food or beverage to share / free.

May 3 & 16: You Made It

Begins at 8 pm. Opening & closing receptions on exhibit organized by artists' heights.

May 23: Nomadic Gardens - Hydroponics On The Edge

From 7 - 9 pm. Learn nutrient film techniques to grow herbs & leafy greens. Free but donations 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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May 2: First Fridays

Cocktails at 5.30 pm, discussion at 6 pm. Lecture / presentation with the theme TBD. Free w/ admission.

May 11: Second Sundays - Beginnings

Begins at 3 pm. Noguchi Museum considered one of his great works, opening in 1985 during his lifetime. Free w/ admission.

Thru May 25: Noguchi's Early Drawings 1927 - 1932

New exhibit about Noguchi's early development, including 14 nudes drawn during the period where he explores curvaceous forms.

LIC Art Bus shuttles between Noguchi, Socrates, PS1 MoMa and the Sculpture Center thru the summer.

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.

PS1MoMA PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island City

May TBD: Sunday Sessions

From 12 noon - 6 pm. New exhibits & Sunday sessions tbd.

Admission $10 / $5 students and under 16 years free, 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 centerMay TBD: Checking - Was Garbage Bay, Exformation & Now Showing

Ongoing. Three exhibits with environmental themes. Free w/ admission.

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

Thru Mid September: 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair

Opening reception 6 - 8 pm & party 8 pm - midnight on 4/26. Warhol's controversial work was whitewashed [sound familiar?] just prior to the opening of the World's Fair. Free w/ admission.

Ongoing Exhibits: Tiffany Glass, NY Watershed, NYC Panorama & NYC 1939 & 1964 Worlds Fairs

Click here for story encompassing photos of each exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art.

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

May 11 - August 3: Spring Exhibit

From 2 - 6 pm opening reception on 5/11. Four new solo installations open in the park. Admission free.

LIC Art Bus shuttles between Noguchi, Socrates, PS1 MoMa and the Sculpture Center thru the summer.

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 Queens Public Notices section of this site.

Also see Social Section & Member Calendar below.

Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - Jamaica

things to do queensMay 2: First Fridays Professional Networking

From 6 - 10 pm. Music, drinks, art and networking for professionals 25 years of age on up. $10 / $5 w/ business card.

At the Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica, co-sponsored by Jamaica Center BID. Click the link above for map.

Queens Chamber of Commerce

May 13 : Business Expo Trade Show

From 8 am - 10 am breakfast [rsvp - sold out] and 10 am - 2 pm exhibits. Business Expo at CitiField. Admission free.

LaGuardia Community College - Economic Development & Small Business

May 13: Economic Development & Small Business Seminar

From 8.30 am - 12 noon. Empire State Development, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, SBA, MTA & Congressman Crowley talk about role of government in helping small businesses. Admission free.

LIC Partnership Meeting

May 21: Annual BID Meeting

From 8.30 am - 10 am. Business Improvement District meeting at 1 MetLife Plaza 27-01 Queens Plaza North in LIC. Rsvp yhuang [at]licpartnership.org.

Maspeth Industrial Business Association aka MIBA

May 22: MIBA Update On Maspeth Industrial Business Zone [IBZ]

From 8.30 am - 10 am. Update on IBZ and NYC Business Solutions to talk about 70% job training costs covered by NYC training program. At Petro 55-60 58th Street in Maspeth. Admission free.

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dance in queens

Also see Theater, Music & Art sections for dance performances

Green Space - LIC / also see Member Calendar

Green SpaceMay 16 & 17: Take Root

Starts at 8 pm. Modern dance performances by Sunhwa Chung & Ko-Ryo Dance Theater. Admission $15.

May 18: Fertile Ground

Begins at 7 pm. Modern dance performances by a five local dancers & choreographers, which frequently includes new works. Admission $10.

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

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May: Restaurants & Food

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

Brooklyn Grange LIC

May 25: Butcher Paper Dinner

From 3 - 6.30 pm. From farm to table dinner featuring locally grown or made food, beer & wine with Chef Mike Ciardi of Union Market. At Brooklyn Grange in LIC. Admission $80.

May 20: Sunnyside Taste

From 5.30 - 8.30 pm. A local restaurants crowd-catered food festival at Queens Blvd underneath subway between 45th & 46th Streets in Sunnyside. Admission $60 to begin at 5.30 & $30 to begin at 6.30 pm. Organized by SS Shines.

May 13: Taste of Bayside

From 6 - 9 pm. A local restaurants crowd-catered food festival at Fort Castle in Totten Park. Admission $40 / $35.

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Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets 2014 - Queens

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Click for info about Queens Farmers Markets opening & closing dates 2014 .

Some Queens farmers markets are sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, Grow NYC, Local Harvest & Down To Earth Markets. Click here for Manhattan things to do manhattan.

You may also use the search function to find a report on CSA's [Community Supported Agriculture in Queens].

Astoria Farmers Market - July 9 - Nov 26, 2014 - 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 11 - Nov 21, 2014

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

Elmhurst Farmers Market - June 3 - December 23, 2014

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, 2014 *

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) - Year Round

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.

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, 2014 *

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 - July 13 - Nov 23, 2014

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 - YEAR ROUND

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

LIC - Youth Market

SATURDAYS 9 am - 4 pm. July 13 to November 23. Location: 48th Avenue & Vernon Blvd.

Pomonok Flushing Farmers Market - July 12 - November 29, 2014 *

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, 2014

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

Rockaway Beach Farmers Market / Youth Market - July 13 - November 23, 2014

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

Sunnyside Farmers Market - June 7 - Dec 20, 2014

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

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fashion film in queens

Also see Historic & Arts sections & Member Calendar

Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageMay 10: Hello Dolly

Begins at 1 pm. Collaboration w/ Louis Armstrong House on 50th anniversary showing rare footage of Louis's performance and followed by the movie.

May 17: Tatsuya Nakadai & The Face Of Another

Begins at 3 pm. Film viewing of doppelganger tale directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara followed by conversation with actor Nakadai, a celebrated actor. Rsvp - so call before to check ticket availability.

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

May 16: The War Of The Buttons

Cocktails 7.30 pm & Showtime at 8.15 pm. Rival kids gangs remove buttons from clothing of losers. Admission $11 / $6. Located at 10-40 Jackson Ave in LIC / 718.482.0909.

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.

history of queens historical sites in queens ny

Queens Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

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

New York State Pavilion - Flushing Meadows Corona Park

May 18: Celebration Including Historic Tours, Rides, Music & Fireworks

From 1 pm - 8.30 pm. Walk through the New York State Pavilion, on 75th Anniversary of 1939 World's Fair opening. There will be walking tours at 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm & 3.30 pm but must rvsp with NYC Parks Dept as only 50 spots per tour. From 5 - 9 pm there will be musical performances including Beatles music, Hello Dolly & performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra. There will be rides and historical memorabilia from the fairs, culminating in a fireworks display. Admission free.

voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

May 10: Storybook Discovery - Mom's Day Edition

From 11 am - 12 noon. Free w/ admission.

May 17: Maifest in the Garden

Celebration of German American garden with music, food & Rhine wine going into the evening. Lucia Minervini's exhibit on display. Admission $30 / $25.

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 societyMay 5: Astoria

Begins at 7 pm. Admission $15 / $10 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. Current exhibit about East River ferries.

Click for The Greater Astoria Historical Society contact info, hours, map and a link.

Queens Historical Society / Kingsland Homestead - Flushing

kingsland homesteadApril 13: Bronx - Whitestone Bridge 75th Anniversary Lecture

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Mary Hedge, engineer & MTA archivist, discusses the bridge. Admission free.

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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Also see Sports / Parks & History [above] & Theater Events [below]

Memorial Day Parade - Maspeth

May 25: Veterans Parade

Begins at 1 pm from Grand Ave & 72nd Street in Maspeth.

St Demetrios Fair - Astoria

May 15 - 18: Old Fashioned Country Fair

See details in Street Fairs.

Queens Botanical Garden

May: 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

May: 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

May: 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. Here's a link to some other Queens things to do in Queens.

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live music in queens

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

Roy Wilkins Park - Jamaica

May 26: Oracebessa Festival - Caribbean Culture

Begins at 12 noon. Music festival. Admission $40 / $25 at IrieJamRadio.com - Roy Wilkins Park map.

NY Irish Center - LIC

May 3: 25 Years A Rolling

Begins at 7.30 pm / 8.30 pm. Musical performance celebrating Cove Island Productions Irish music label. Admission $22 / $11.

May 20: Luka Bloom With Enda Keegan

Doors open 7.15 and begins at 8.15 pm. Contemporary Irish folk music. Admission $32.

Click for NY Irish Center map & links.

Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong House

May: Louis Armstrong & Real Ambassadors Exhibit

TBD. 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 hallMay 3: Cinco de Mayo

From 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm. A celebration of Mexican culture w/ pinata making and music & dance workshops followed by mariachi dance performance. Admission Free.

May 15: 35th Anniversary Gala

Begins at 6 pm. Multi-cultural event celebrating FTH 35th anniversary. Admission $35.

May 16: Jazz Concert

Begins at 8 pm. Jimmy Heath leads a concert dedicated to Dizzie & Bird. Admission $20.

May 18: Ologunde

Begins at 2.15 pm. Afro Brazilian musical performance.

May 23: Helen Sung Trio

Begins at 8 pm. Jazz pianist & accompaniment. Admission $15 / $10.

May 24: Tangolando & Festejestation

Begins at 7 pm. Afro Peruvian music. Admission $15 / $10.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events with link to tickets. 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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queens events calendar

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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community board meetings in queens

Click to the Queens Issues section or the Eco-Friendly Queens section for related reports. Click this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.

Transportation Alternatives Bike Ride

May 17: Woodside Library Thru Astoria, LIC & Sunnyside

From 10.30 am - 2.30 pm, but you can peel off at anytime. TA Queens is traveling around the neighborhoods on a fun and informative look at the green initiatives hosted by the Queens Library system. Admission free.

Queensbridge Park - LIC

May 17: It's My Park Day

From 10 am - 12 noon. Green Shores NYC & Friends of Queensbridge Park join to spruce up park. Refreshments served.

Under The RFK / Triborough Bridge?

May 17: Perennial Planting Workshop

From 10 am - 1 pm. At Hoyt Avenue & 24th Street there's a perennial planting workshop - create beds around trees & plant perennials to attract butterflies to enhance local ecosystem.

Jackson Heights Jewish Center

May 19: Gridlock Sam Schwartz

Begins at 6.30 pm. Lecture about upkeep & investments to make in environmentally sustainable public transit system. Admission free.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - Astoria

May 21: Queens Vision Zero Workshop

From 6.30 - 8 pm. Discussion about Mayor de Blasio's initiative to make NYC streets safe for pedestrians including discussion with audience about their neighborhoods. Admission free. Click here for BHBG map & contact info.

Jamaica Performing Arts Center

May 29: Queens Vision Zero Workshop

From 6.30 - 8 pm. Discussion about Mayor de Blasio's initiative to make NYC streets safe for pedestrians including discussion with audience about their neighborhoods. Admission free. Click here for JPAC map & contact info.

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sporting activities parks in queens

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 - LIC / Astoria

May 11: River Keeper Shoreline Sweep

Not sure of timing - see lic boathouse.org. Clean up near Anable Basin in LIC and possibly soft launch of some kyaks.

May 18: Volunteer Orientation Event

Around noon at their Anable Basin boathouse. See the LIC Boathouse website for details.

Al Oerter Recreational Facility

May: 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

May: 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 trackMay: Acqueduct / 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 poolsMay: 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.

Click on header above for Street Fairs in Queens for May.

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.

Chain Theatre - LIC

theatre 167May 8 - 31: Boogie Stomp

Begins at 8 pm Tuesday thru Saturday & 3 pm Sundays. Two famous jazz and boogie pianists, Bob Baldori & Arthur Migliazza, play jazz. blues boogie and rock in intimate stage setting. Admission $45 at VariationsTheatreGroup.com.

Click here for the business listing w/ link to Chain Theatre in LIC for location and tickets to other shows.

Thalia Spanish / English Theatre - Sunnyside

Thru May 18: Mexico In Spring

thalia theatreBegins at 8 pm Friday & Saturday & 3 pm Sunday. Capulli Mexican Dance Company presents musical and dance performances celebrating Mexican culture. Admission $35 / $32 / Fridays $30.

May 30: TBD

Coming soon or see Member Calendar.

Click here to view a map of Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside

LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - LIClaguardia performing arts center lic

May 14 - 18: In The Heights

Begins at 2.30 pm Wed, Fri & Sun and at 7.30 pm Wed thru Sat. New experimental play. Admission $5.

Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2014 season. Click for contact info & map for La Guardia Performing Arts Center.

York College Performing Arts Center

York college performing arts centerMay 2 - 11: Midsummer Nights Dream

Begins at 7 pm Fridays & Saturdays, 3 pm Sundays & 12 noon Tuesday. Modern adapatation of Shakespearean classic. Admission $20 / $15 / $10.

Click here for link to more detailed schedule & York College Performing Arts Center tickets.

Click here to view a map of York College Performing Arts Center and click here to view the full season advertisement of YPAC theater in Jamaica NY including links to purchase tickets online.

Black Spectrum Theatre - Jamaica

May 17: Smell The Power

Dinner begins at 6.30 pm and show at 8 pm. Contemporary family drama set in Queens NY. Admission $50. For tickets contact 178.657.6692 or email brivera @ jspoa.org. Located at 177th Street & Baisley Blvd in Jamaica.

The Secret Theatre - LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

May 14 - 18: Queens New Music Festival

Begins at various times throughout the week / end. Musical performances in tandem w/ LIC Arts Open. Admission $20.

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.

Astoria Performing Arts Center - Astoria

May 1 - 24: Allegro

Begins at 8 pm Thursday thru Saturday with 2 pm matinee Saturday. Rendition of Rogers & Hammerstein musical which follows young man from small town Midwestern roots to the big city where he's lost sight of himself. Admission $18 / $12, but rsvp boxoffice [at]apacny.org. Click here for Astoria Performing Arts Center map & contact info.

The Chocolate Factory - LIC

chocolate factoryMay 1 - 10: Topologie

Begins at 8 pm. Five dancers explore, replicate and express their journey through Long Island City in gestures and movements. Admission $15.

May 14 - 17: Relative Collider

Begins at 8 pm. Plays off the theme of physics research done with the super colliders which are used to investigate subatomic energy and other dimensions. Are we all connected?

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.

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