Listings of arts events in Queens


GingerBread Lane — The world-record setting 1-and-a-half ton, 300-square-foot village returns to Queens.

When: Through Jan. 11

Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona

Cost: $11/adults, $8/seniors, students and children 17 and under

Contact: (718) 699-0005

Website: www.nysci.org

Astronomy: Quadrantids Meteor Shower — Join the Urban Rangers as they seek out the Quadrantids meteor shower, an annual event at this time of year.

When: Sunday, Jan. 4, at 6 pm

Where: Cunningham Park parking lot, Union Turnpike and 197th Street, Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Website: www.nycgo‌vpark‌s.org

MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship — MillionTreesNYC needs volunteers to help spread mulch to insulate young street trees.

When: Saturday, Jan. 10, from 11 am – 1 pm

Where: Travers Park, between 77th and 78th streets, Jackson Heights; and Astoria Park, 19th and Hoyt avenues, Astoria

Cost: Free

Contact: rsvp@‌milli‌ontre‌esnyc.org

Website: www.nycgo‌vpark‌s.org

Light Hike: Winter Tree ID — Join the Urban Park Rangers as they lead a hike through Kissena Park, which prior to becoming a city park was Samuel Parsons tree nursery.

When: Saturday, Jan. 10, 11 am

Where: Rose and Oak avenues, Kissena Park, Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Website: www.nycgo‌vpark‌s.org

Norian Maro “Leodo: Paradise Lost”— The Korean world music group, Norian Maro, presents a performance with singing, dancing and movement about the legendary island of Leodo.

When: Friday, Jan. 16, at 8 pm

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Cost: Free, but online pre-registration is required

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Website: www.flush‌ingto‌wnhal‌l.org

Spherus — International juggling champion Greg Kennedy performs a non-verbal show joined by two aerial acrobats. Kennedy will lead an interactive workshop on juggling.

When: Saturday, Jan. 24, workshop at 1 pm, performance at 2:15 pm

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Cost: Workshop — $7/adults, $4/children, Free/members with performance tickets; Performance — $13/adults, $10/members, $8/children, $6/member children

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Website: www.flush‌ingto‌wnhal‌l.org

The Moth StorySLAM — An open-mic storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute tale to share about the theme, “State Lines and Personal Boundaries.” A team of judges, selected from audience will pick a winner. Sign up to take part or just come by to watch.

When: Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 pm

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Cost: $8/general admission

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Website: www.flush‌ingto‌wnhal‌l.org


Monthly Jazz Clinics— For anyone interested in learning more about jazz and having a chance to play alongside other musicians. Open to high school students and older. Clinics is followed by monthly Jazz Jam.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 6 pm

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Cost: Clinic — Free, Jam — $10/general admission, Free/performers, members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Website: www.flush‌ingto‌wnhal‌l.org

“Beloved Prey” and Moon Princess Song Cycle— “Beloved Prey” is an opera about a lioness who adopts a baby antelope and an antelope mother’s attempt to rescue her child. Moon Princess Song Cycle is soprano-piano duo Sara Heaton and Akiko Sasaki.

When: Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2 pm

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Website: www.flush‌ingto‌wnhal‌l.org


Curators’ Choice Series — Museum of the Moving Image curators David Schwartz and Aliza Ma have selected seven films, including Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language 3-D” and Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises.” Check website for complete schedule.

When: Friday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 4

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: Included in museum admission, $12/adults, $9/seniors and students

Contact: (718) 777-6888

Website: www.movin‌gimag‌e.us

Kids & Family

Noguchi Open Studio: Drop-In Program for Families — On the first Sunday of every month, families can explore the galleries and then spend time in the education room making art. Educators will be on hand to discuss gallery connections, introduce materials and assist in art making. No registration is required.

When: First Sunday of each month, 11 am to 1 pm

Where: Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City

Cost: $10 per family/includes museum admission and materials

Contact: (718) 204-7088

Website: www.noguc‌hi.org

Recycled Children’s Crafts — Take part in a craft workshop using recycled and re-purposed items.

When: Sunday, Jan. 11, from 1 pm – 3 pm

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Website: www.queen‌sbota‌nical.org

“Mysterious Lake” Workshop — Join this workshop which imagines what happens if all objects became living creatures at night while you sleep. Bring objects from home and help create a short play about them.

When: Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 pm for ages 3 – 7; and 4 pm for ages 8 -15

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Website: www.flush‌ingto‌wnhal‌l.org

Galleries & Exhibits

Bayside Historical Society’s Winter Art Show— This annual two-week exhibit showcases Queens artists who work in various media.

When: Through Sunday, Feb. 1; Opening reception Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2 pm

Where: Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten

Cost: $10/opening reception

Contact: (718) 352-1548

Website: www.baysi‌dehis‌toric‌al.org

Highlights of the Daghlian Collection of Chinese Art — The full collection contains more than 1,600 pieces spanning 5,000 years. This exhibit includes 60, mostly ceramic objects.

When: Through Jan. 10

Where: Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 997-4747

Website: www.qcpag‌es.qc.cuny.edu

Cultural Capsules — An international exhibition featuring artworks that tell the human stories of urban societies, which are often shadowed by the glittering lights of modern cities.

When: Through Jan. 15

Where: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica

Contact: (718) 658-7400

Website: www.jcal.org

Polit-Sheer-Form! — The China-based art group attempts to create a framework for collective life in today’s consumer-oriented China.

When: Through March 8

Where: Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Suggested — $8/adults, $4/students and seniors, Free/children under 12

Contact: (718) 592-9700

Website: www.queen‌smuse‌um.org

MoMA PS1 — Now on display, “The Little Things Could Be Dearer,” “Bob and Roberta Smith: Art Amnesty,” “Francesco Vezzoli: Teatro Romano,” “Zero Tolerance” and “Samara Golden: The Flat Side of the Knife.”

When: Through March 8

Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

Cost: $10/adults, $5/students and seniors, Free/children under 16

Contact: (718) 784-2084

Website: www.momap‌s1.org


Japanese Classical Dance at Resobox — Workshops teach the 400-year-old nichibu dance popularized in kabuki. All experience levels are welcome and all materials are provided.

When: Mondays, 5:30 pm workshop for children 8 to 11; 6:30 pm workshop for all ages 12 and up

Where: Resobox, 41-26 27th St., Long Island City

Cost: $25/adults, $20/students

Contact: (718) 784-3680

Website: www.resob‌ox.com


Open Mic at Rapture Lounge — All musicians, poets, writers, singers-songwriters, comedians and performance artists are welcome. Sign-up at 8 pm.

When: Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10 pm

Where: Rapture Lounge, 34-27 28th Ave., Astoria

Cost: No cover, $10 minimum

Contact: (718) 626-8044

Website: www.raptu‌relou‌nge.com

Astoria Comedy All Stars — Ben Rosenfeld hosts five different comics each week. Comics range from underground NYC acts to nationally touring headliners. The show is absolutely free, no cover charge and no drink minimum.

When: Tuesdays, 8 pm

Where: On the Rox Lounge, 43-03 Broadway, Astoria

Contact: Ben Rosenfeld ben@b‌igben‌comed‌y.com

Website: bigbe‌ncome‌dy.com/‌blog/‌archi‌ves/‌astor‌ia_co‌medy_‌all_s‌tars

The Regulars Comedy Show — Every Wednesday night New York’s up-and-coming and already arrived comedians hang out and tell jokes at The Creek & The Cave.

When: Wednesdays, 10 pm

Where: The Creek & The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 706-8783

Website: www.creek‌lic.com

Queen’s Secret Improv Club — On Friday nights, teams perform seven improvisation comedy sets on the half-hour. Tickets are good for all seven shows.

When: Fridays, 7:30 pm to 11 pm

Where: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City

Cost: $5/good for all or any of the seven performances

Contact: (718) 392-0722

Website: www.secre‌tthea‌tre.com

Face Off Unlimited presents Improvius Maximus — Long-form improv teams compete in Mighty Caesar’s arena for laughs and glory.

When: Fridays, 10:30 pm

Where: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City

Cost: $10

Contact: (718) 392-0722

Website: www.secre‌tthea‌tre.com

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