Your Queens Weekend: Oct 21-23 – QNS.com

Your Queens Weekend: Oct 21-23

By TimesLedger Staff

If spending the weekend with Rembrandt and Warhol sounds good to you, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College has just what you’re looking for. “Queens Collects: 60 Years at the GTM,” drawn from the over 6,000 items in the museum’s collection, opens Saturday and runs through Dec. 17. While the exhibit showcases donations that have been made to the museum in the past decade, the whole range of the GTM’s holdings will be on display. That includes works by Whistler, Goya and Matisse; ancient and antique glass from Egypt, Greece and Rome; photographs by Berenice Abbott and Imogen Cunningham; and pieces from the museum’s holdings in African, Asian, Islamic and Pre-Colombian art. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be special extended hours for alumni homecoming weekend this Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (718) 997-4747 or go to kupferbergcenter.org/events/exhibitions-queens-collect-60-years-at-the-godwin-ternbach-museum

But if the great outdoors is where you’d like to be, the Queens Bike Initiative is providing a way to get out and enjoy what is supposed to be a nice, though blustery, October Sunday. Starting at 9 a.m. in Travers Park (78th Street and 34th Avenue), they will be holding a 20-mile bike ride that takes in many of the borough’s most iconic sites. After passing by the Unisphere (where late risers can connect with the ride at 9:45 a.m.), the route will take in the Queens Botanical Garden before starting the ascent from Kissena Corridor Park and Kissena Park, all the way to Cunningham Park and Alley Pond Park to see the Queens Giant, the tallest tree in New York City. On the way back, you can satisfy the hunger you’ll likely have built up with a lunch stop at a bustling Hindu temple in Flushing before adjourning at the Unisphere. Riders should bring water and bike locks. The ride will be at a comfortable and safe pace, but it has a 272-foot ascent and participants will ride at their own risk. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/qnsbike

However, let’s say you’d rather watch others exert themselves than break a sweat yourself. You can do that by heading to the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where the dance troupe Keigwin + Company will be presenting a special tribute to Leonard Bernstein. The company showcases Larry Keigwin’s unique style of contemporary dance, described by The New York Times as “intricate and rapturous.” Performances are on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Ticket prices start at $25. For more information call (718) 760-0064 or go to queenstheatre.org/content/keigwin-company-0

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