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Things To Do Queens October 2014

Nov 18, 2014 at 01:21 pm by mikewood

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OCTOBER is the first full month of fall. In Queens we enjoy the Columbus Day Parade, the Kids Halloween Day Parade and the fall harvest of the farmers markets. Enjoy the Indian summer / early fall.

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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

Click for maps & info about Queens Art Museums.

Astoria Arts Festival

October 10, 11, 15 & 18: Astoria Arts Festival

Friday night opening party opening party beginning at 9 pm at Front Toward Enemy at 40-11 30th Avenue. On Saturday art & music at Single Cut Brewery 19-33 37th Street beginning at 2 pm. On Wednesday 10/15 DJ & donut at Brendan Carroll exhibit at Queens Comfort at 40-09 30th Ave. On Saturday 10/18 photo exhibit with live music at Olde Prague 28-48 31st Street.

Bliss On Bliss Art Projects - Sunnyside

October 25: Promdi Archipelago

Begins 2 pm. BYOB. Free.

Clocktower Building - LIC

October 17 & 18: Inteference Co-existence

Begins 2 pm each day. Holographic art exhibit by 25 3D artists. The Clocktower Building is located at 29-27 41st Avenue in LIC. I think it's free.

Eduardo Anievas Studio LIC

October 11: Open Studio

From 12 noon - 8 pm. The studio is located at 1015 48th Ave (bet Vernon & 11th) in LIC.

Jeffrey Leder Art Gallery - LIC

October 26: Reality Distort

Opening reception from 6 - 8 pm. Mixed media works by 7 artists. Click here for Jeffrey Leder art gallery info / website. Artwork for sale / admission free.

Crossing Art Gallery - Flushing

Thru October 30: Paintings by Lizzie Scott & Patricia Satterlee

Opening reception 6 - 8 pm on 9/19. Exploration of line & form between abstract and reprentation. Admission Free.

Crossing Art Gallery.

Materials For The Arts - LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside

October 16: Third Thursdays

From 6.30 - 8.30 pm. MFTA sponsors a workshop every third Thursday of the month. 3Click here for Materials For The Arts website, location & contact info. I think the admission is free / donations & w/ refreshments.

flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

October 9: Flux Thursday

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

October 25 & 26: Antagonism / Beauty Night // Inflatables For Protest

Begins 2 pm / 6 to 10 pm Saturday & 12 noon Sunday. SA 2 pm - Workshop to move from oppositional stagnation to embracing antagonism as a positive force. SA 6 - 10 pm - deconstructing imposed visions of beauty. SU 12 noon - workshop to create iconic sculptures of protest.

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 3: First Fridays

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

October 12: Second Sundays - Cancelled To Pave Way For Open House NY

Normall begins at 3 pm. Modern musical series. Free w/ admission.

Open House NY tour / talk begins at 1 pm on both days. See Open House NY.org for tickets.

Thru January 4, 2015: Designing The World Of Tomorrow

New exhibit about symbiotic relationship between sculpture and design in the years leading up to the 1939 World's Fair.

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

September 6: LAST PS1 Warm Up Party

Begins 3 pm until sundown. Rock bands, art and hipsters. Admission $18 / $20, but LIC residents free on first come / serve basis on day one.

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

Thru September 7: 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.

September 7 - 21: Sacred Waters: A Collection of Hindu Offerings From Jamaica Bay

Opening reception from 3 - 6 pm on 9/14. A Hindu green initiative conducts monthly clean ups at Jamaica Bay in alignment with the Hindu tradition of Ganga Puja [worship to the waters] through seva which is selfless service.

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

Thru March 22, 2015: Fall Exhibit EAFE

From 3 - 6 pm opening reception on 9/6. New Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition [EAFE] open in the park. Admission free.

October 25: Halloween Harvest Festival

Begins 11 am - 3 pm. Arts & crafts and dog show at 2 pm. 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 Queens Public Notices section of this site.

Also see Social Section & Member Calendar below.

Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - Jamaica

things to do queensOctober 3: 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 Tribune - Jamaica

October 14: Luxury & Affordable Housing Development In Queens - Issues & Opportunities

From 8.30 - 11.30 am. Panel of industry & government experts discuss housing in Jamaica neighborhood of Queens. Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts. Admission free, but rsvp 718.357.7400 - ext 133 or spersaud [at] queenstribune.com.

Bulova Corporate Center - Jackson Heights

October 29: East West Bank - Current Queens Market Trends

From 8.30 - 10.30 am. Meeting to discuss owner occupied real estate trends and how to obtain bank financing. At 75-20 Astoria Blvd, Ste 140 in Jackson Heights. Free but must rsvp.

LIC Partnership - LIC

October 29: ICSC Conference on Retail

Begins 8.30 am. International Council of Shopping Centers meet to discuss tenant & investor activities in Queens to promote commercial distribution of goods and services. Admission $55 / $40 / $25.

Affordable Housing - Sunnyside / Woodside / LIC

October 1 / October 8: Affordable Housing At Hunters Point South

Begins at 7 pm. At Big Six Towers 59-15 47th Ave in the Community Rm in WS on 10/1 & at Academy for Careers in Film & TV at 1-50 51st Street in LIC on 10/6. The Related Companies [developer] and NY Housing Preservation & Development will be there to answer questions. Admission free.

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dance in queens

Also see Theater, Music & Art sections for dance performances

Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - JCAL

October :

At 2 pm and 7 pm. TBD. Admission 2 pm Free & 7 pm $15 / $12. Click for JCAL contact info & links.

Green Space - LIC

Green SpaceOctober 17 & 18: Take Root

Starts at 8 pm. Modern dance performance generally featuring one or two locally renowned choreographer / dance groups. Admission $15.

October 19: Fertile Ground

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

Click here for Green Space in LIC contact info, map, hours & links. And scroll down to Member Calendar for detailed event description.

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October: Restaurants & Food

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

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy [HPPC] - LIC

October 11: Parktoberfest

From 4 - 7 pm. Brats & beer & music at Hunters Point South Park along Center Blvd between 50th and 54th Avenues. Admission $50 & includes brat sandwich, some other food and unlimited beers. Proceeds go to non-profit HPPC.

Farmers Market & Guests - Jackson Heights

October 19: Local Food Vendors Join Farmers Market For Part Of The Day

From 10 am - 3 pm at the Farmers Market at Travers Park.

Queens Restaurant Week

October 13 - 31: Queens Restaurant Weeks

Between 100 - 200 local restaurants in about 30 neighborhoods will offer special prix fixe meals. A three-course dinner for only $28 per person and lunch for only $14 will be the most common offerings. Weekends may not be included - see www.itsinqueens.com website for details.

Sunnyside Restaurant Week

October 20 - 24: Sunnyside Restaurant Week

Special offers from 32 participating restaurants in Sunnyside offering a prix fixe dinner menu for $25.

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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

Miss Queens Beauty Pageant - LIC

October 12: First Miss America Affiliated Beauty Pageant In Queens

Begins 5 pm. First Miss America Affiliated Beauty Pageant In Queens at Resobox at 41-26 27th Street in LIC. To compete must live, work or attend school full time in Queens or Long Island.

Shops At Atlas Park - Glendale

October 13: Great Bridal Extravaganza

From 5.30 - 9.30 pm. Bridal show featuring all aspects of wedding planning for grooms & brides-to-be. This will occur in the lower level of the Regal Cinemas in the Shops At Atlas Park. Admission $10.

Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageThru January 19, 2015: What's Up Doc? Animation of Chuck Jones

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other cartoon greats were created by Chuck Jones and will be on exhibit.

Thru October 17: Retrospective Of Taiwanese Director Hou Hsiao hsien

Movies shown every few days. Click last link below to access link to their website.

October 24 - 31: Horror Films

Various films / times - see website using link below.

October 27: George Clinton / Funkadelic

Begins 6.30 book signing followed by film & conversation begins 7 pm with George Clinton one of the early / top funk musicians. Admission $20 / $12.

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.

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.

NY Irish Center - LIC

October 10: Daly & Cranitch

Cocktails at 7.30 pm / show at 8.30 pm. Traditional Irish music on accordion and fiddle. Admission $22 / $15.

October 17: Natural Grace - Irish Music & Martin Hayes

Cocktails at 7.30 pm / show at 8.30 pm. Documentary film about one of Ireland's great fiddlers of today. Admission $11 / $8.

Located at 10-40 Jackson Ave in LIC / 718.482.0909.

King Manor Museum - Jamaica

October 7: Fugitive Art & Testimony: Slave Art Then & Now

Begins 12 noon. Lecture by Janet Neary of Hunter College.

October 18: Fall Harvest Festival

From 12 - 4 pm. Food, cooking & crafts.

I believe both events are free w/ admission.

Click for map of Rufus King Park.

voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

Thru November 23: Nature Photography of Judy Fritschi

Opening reception 10/19 from 2 - 4 pm. From 1 - 4 pm Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Included w/ admission.

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 societyOctober 5: Chautauqua In Astoria

Begins at 1 pm. New workshop about recreating a 19th century New Yorker. Admission $5?

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 homesteadOctober 11 & 12: Open House NY

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Visit new exhibit entitled Remembering Yesterday: Queens & Its Worlds Fairs.

October 25: Peace Through Understanding

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Film about 1964 - 1965 World's Fair. Free w/ admission.

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]

Dominican Parade - Jackson Heights

October 5: Dominican Parade

Begins 12 noon. Along 37th Avenue from 88th to 69th Street.

Columbus Day Parade - Astoria

October 11: Columbus Day Parade

Begins at 12 noon at Kaufman Astoria Studios, marches north along Steinway, west along 30th Ave and north on 33rd Street ending at Columbus Triangle in Astoria.

Oktoberfest - Sunnyside Gardens Park

October 11: Oktoberfest

From 12 noon - 5 pm. Entertainment, music & rides at Sunnyside Gardens Park at 49th Street and 39th Ave in Sunnyside. Tickets $1.

Hellgate Horror - Astoria

October 18: Fear For Your Life

From 6.30 - 8.30 pm. A haunted 5 - 10 minute spooky walk given by an informal group of about 20 neighborly performers at 22-34 21st Street in Astoria. Admission free.

October 11: Touch-a-Truck & Fall Family Festival - Bellerose

From 11 am - 4 pm at the Cross Island YMCA at 238-10 Hillside Ave in Bellerose. Opportunity for kids to see up close, many of the working trucks they see in their lives.

Bolivian Parade - Jackson Heights

October 19: Bolivian Parade

Begins 12 noon. Along 37th Avenue between 86th and 69th Street.

Children's Halloween Costume Party - Astoria

October 31: Children's Halloween Costume Party

From 6.30 - 9.30 pm. Be in costume. Costume party w/ hot dogs, soda, popcorn, swing & sing and prizes. Children must be younger than 12 years of age & w/ an adult. Central Restaurant / Lounge at 20-30 Steinway Street. Free.

Kids Halloween Day Parade - Jackson Heights

October 31: Kids Halloween Day Parade

Begins at 5 pm. Along 37th Avenue between 89th & 78th Street.

Queens Botanical Garden

October: 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

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

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live music in queens

Also see Film & Theater & Parks

Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseOctober: History House Tour

Exhibits & tour. 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 hallOctober 17: NEA Jazz Master & Friends

Begins at 8 pm. Jazz concert by three accomplished jazz musicians and NEA Master Barry Harris. Admission $25 / $20.

October 24: Cantos y Ida Vuelta

Begins 7 pm. Latin songs / concerts by top NYC Latin musicians. Admission $15 / $12 / $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 Meetings - Astoria

October X: Monthly Meeting / Also see Member Calendar

Begins at 6.30 pm. Monthly Meeting at Greater Astoria Historical Society on Broadway on 2nd Monday of month [unconfirmed]. Admission free.

New York Hospital - LIC

October 4: Asthma Screening & Education Day

From 11 am - 3 pm. At Riis Settlement House at 10-25 41st Avenue at QueensBridge House in LIC.

The Mudball Ball - Astoria / LIC / Sunnyside

October 5: Bioremediation Celebration

From 3 - 7 pm. Smiling Hogshead Ranch at 25-30 Skillman Ave. Annual event usually on the LES. Rsvp at eventbrite.com.

Jackson Heights Beautification Group

October X: Gardening Schedule

From 10 am - 1 pm. On 9/13 at 77th St & 37th Ave, on 9/20 69th St & 35th Ave & on 9/27 at PS 280 at 35th Ave & 94th St.

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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 September X: Hallets Cove Free Kyaking From 1 - 5 pm on TBD. Must be accompanied by an adult. Click for Hallets Cove map.

Old Brooklyn Waterworks Bike Tour

October 18: By H2O

From 11 am - 2 pm. Meet Ridgewood Reservoir at Vermont Place. Speeds of 6 mph and 9 mph during the tour. Tickets cost $25.

Newtown Creek Bike Tour

October 19: By Transportation Alternatives

From 11 am - 2 pm. Meet Hunters Point South Park at Center Blvd between 50th & 54th Avenues. Must be over 14, sign a waiver, wear a helmet and rsvp with TA Queens.

Sunnyside Gardens Park

October 11: Oktoberfest

From 12 - 5 pm. I think there's an admission? Sunnyside Gardens Park is at 49th St & 39th Ave.

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

October: 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 trackOctober: 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 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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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 Sept, Oct & Nov.

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.

Chappell Players Theatre Group - St John's University

October 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 & 18: In The Heights The Musical

Begins at 8 pm, except Sunday 10/12 when there's a matinee at 2 pm [also Saturday 10/11 matinee]. Tony Award winning story about Washington Heights Manhattan in transition. At St. John's University Little Theater in the Carnesecca Arena at Union Turnpike & 175th Street. Admission $14 / $6 / $5.

Queens Theatre In The Park

October 3 - 10 except 10/6: A Midsummer Nights Dream

Begins at 7.30 pm, except Sunday when it's 4 pm / Monday 10/6 no performance / Matinee 10/3 at 2 pm. Click for Queens Theatre map & contact info and website link. Admission $18 / $14.

Thalia Theatre - Sunnyside

thalia theatreOct 19 @ 4 pm with Jazz Performance by Outside Reality

Begins at 4 pm Sunday. Spanish jazz musicians and dance. Admission $35.

Click here to view a map of Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside

Chain Theatre - LIC

theatre 167October 15 - 19: Bald Boy The Musical

Begins at 7 pm Friday & Saturday w/ matinees at 2 pm Saturday & 1 pm Sunday. Musical about journey to America to protect a loved one in great danger. Admission $18 at VariationsTheatreGroup.com.

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

LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - LIClaguardia performing arts center lic

October 15 - 19: Red Wednesday

Begins at 8 pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday & 2.30 pm Sunday. Little Theater. Admission $15. Click graphic for links to home page which links to their website / tickets.

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 centerOctober 18: Vissi Dance Theatre

Begins at 7 pm Modern dance performance about betrayal, vengeance and redemption. Admission $15.

October 24 - 27: Strange Worlds In My Mind

Begins 4 pm, 7 pm, 3 pm & 12 noon respectively. Original production about issues of race, culture & survival as seen through the eyes of a visitor from Saturn. Admission $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.

The Secret Theatre - LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

October 2 - 18: Act One: One Act

Begins at 8 pm on October 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 & October 5 & 12 at 7 pm. October 18 finals at 5 pm. A one act short play festival. Admission $18.

October 13: Theatre Camp

From 9 am - 5 pm. Theatre camp for kids 5 years and up. Admission $75.

October 20 - 26: Queensboro Dance Festival

Begins at 7 pm opening night and 8 pm thereafter. Queens choreographers (24 of them) show their work. Admission $18 / $15 / Festival Pass $35.

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.

The Chocolate Factory - LIC

chocolate factoryOctober 1 - 4: Michael Samana - Background Materials

Begins at 8 pm. A modern theatrical performance including TBD. Admission $20.

October 16 - 18: Android Tears & Club Diamond

Begins at 8 pm. Original modern theatrical works. 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.

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