Queens Museum of Art
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Queens, N.Y. 11368
ArtAccess presents Masala Bhangra Workout for Families Affected by Autism on Saturday, February 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. at an offsite location at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica. With this workout, the entire family can enjoy the traditional Indian dance Bhangra and experience the exhilaration of the Bollywood culture. This class will be enhanced with visual images and the participation of an ArtAccess instructor to help engage children who suffer from autism. Registration is limited to six families. For more information, contact Jamaica Library’s Discover Center at 718-990-5113.
On Saturday, February 18, bring the family to explore the Queens Museum of Art from 11 a.m. to noon. The Museums Explorer’s Club for Families Affected by Autism will teach different ways to view the art and will show various exhibitions the museum has to offer. Families will also have a chance to create their own artwork inspired by the pieces they were exposed to throughout the day. Groups will include up to six families affected by autism. Feel free to include grandparents, parents and siblings while registering for this free event. For more information, contact Jenn at 718-592-9700 Ext. 130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting on Saturday, February 4 from 6 to 10 p.m., take a walk through history with Frank Oscar Larson: 1950’s New York Street Stories. Through this event, participants can learn about New York history through stories and photography. This body of work is having its debut at the Queens Museum of Art and will continue on select Saturdays through May 20.
Fifteen Islands of Robert Moses is a site-specific art infiltration into the Panorama of the city of New York. Artist and theorist Greg Sholette made and placed new islands about the Panorama’s waterways, where they exist as silent, post September 11 observers of the city’s past, present and future. The opening party for this event is Saturday, February 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. It continues on select Saturdays through May 20.
Be a part of the Queens Internation 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle’s opening party on Saturday, February 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. This event is the fifth edition of the Queens Museum of Art’s biennial of artists living and working in Queens. Participants will be exposed to new and erotic artwork while they support individuals from their neighborhoods. This event will continue on select Saturdays through May 20.
Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, N.Y. 11576
Families Making Art Together is an event that occurs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from February 22 through February 24. The event features hands on art-making for children of all ages and their adult companions. There is a fee of the museum admission plus $5 per family materials and supplies. No reservations are required.
On Saturday, March 3, participants can learn about Louis C. Tiffany’s Career as a Colorist at 3 p.m. Tiffany’s use of color was celebrated during her lifetime and continues to be acknowledged today. Admission for this event is $5 for museum members and $15 for non museum members. The fee includes museum admission.
Flushing Town Hall
127-35 Northern Boulevard
Presented by Dr. Lih Chou of N.Y. Institute of Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall hosts Lunar New Years Dance Sampler on Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. The sampler includes a variety of dance performances from China, Korea, India, Thailand, Taiwan and the Pacific Islands.
Families can come together on Sunday, February 12 and enjoy Hip Hop with Illstyle at 1 p.m. Originating from class and contemporary hip hop and blended with an electric mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap and ballet, this event proves to be something the entire family can find interest in. This event is committed to delivering a positive message to all audiences.