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Sunnyside Shines BID launches first ‘Virtual Pop Up Market’

The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District is taking its spring Pop Up Market to Facebook Live. “COVID-19 foiled our spring Pop Up Market Launch in Bliss Plaza, but we still want you to have a chance to shop with your favorite local makers,”  Sunnyside Shines BID wrote. The Virtual Pop Up Market will take place […]

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Queens theater hosts annual Eating Disorder Awareness Show twice this weekend

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and a Long Island City performance venue is combining dance and other art forms to fight mental health issues. The Borne Dance Company will present its fifth annual Eating Disorder Awareness Show at The Secret Theatre at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29. Entitled “Bound,” […]

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Here’s what to look forward to at Socrates Sculpture Park this season

Socrates Sculpture Park is not your average neighborhood playground. It’s a museum, movie theater, event space and, yes, a park, all rolled into one. This 5-acre space, located on the banks of the East River at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, just celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. 2017 […]

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Astoria event examines mental health and its impact on artistic expression

Is creativity good for emotional stability? Is emotional stability good for creativity? Audrey “Wildfire” Dimola, a local poet and curator, will present How We Create & How We Cope, a night of discussion and sharing on the intersection of mental health and the artistic experience at Queens Council on the Arts in Astoria on Feb. […]

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Bringing LIC’s vibrant art scene into the Open

By Steve Barnes One of the best ways to tap into Long Island City’s ever-expanding gallery scene is LIC Gallery Nights, a monthly event presented by LIC Arts Open. The third Thursday of every month, galleries and art spaces all over the neighborhood open their doors to the public for special evening viewing hours from […]

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