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Date: 2/1/2014 Mon-Thur:11-7pm; Sat: 11-5pm
Location: Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College - 405 Klapper Hall, Kissena Blvd., Flushing
Category: Art Museum
Title: Godwin-Ternbach Museum
YEAR OF BRAZIL 2013-2014:
Art of South America
September 2013 August 2014
On display in the GTM Lobby Gallery are highlights of South American artwork from the museums permanent collection. The exhibition showcases work ranging from the Chavin culture of Peru from 1500 BC, to 14th century AD Incan textiles, to modern artists like Venezuelan painter and sculptor Jess Rafael Soto (19232005).
The main feature of the display is work by Brazilian artist, Antonio Bandeira, (1922-1967), an abstract expressionist involved in the international art scene throughout the middle of the last century. Beginning his career as a figurative artist, Bandeira moved to Paris in the mid-1940s and made strides within the lyrical abstraction movement in Europe. Bandeira split his time between Brazil and Europe showing his work internationally in Paris, London, New York, Brazil, and at the Venice Biennale. The pieces on display are from the mid-1950s when Bandeira may have been living in London. The imagery brings to mind glittering city lights, gridded rhythmic streets, and the bustle and energy of any urban center.
The exhibition will be on view throughout the 20132014 academic year in conjunction with colleges Year of Brazil celebration.
Top: Luis Molinari-Flores (Ecuadorian, 19291994), Armonico A, 1970, silkscreen print, 23 x 23 inches. Bottom: Antonio Frasconi (Uruguayan, 19192013), A Sunday in Monterey: Woodcuts, First edition, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964, single folded sheet 5 x 127 inches.
Date: 2/2/2014 See Below
Location: See Below
Title: Farmers Markets in Queens
2013-2014 Farmers Market Season in Queens
Forest Hills Greenmarket Open Year-Round
South side of Queens Blvd at 70th Avenue,
Open Sunday, Year Round
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP Coupons accepted 8:30am-2pm.
Located in front of the Forest Hills Post Office, this neighborhood Greenmarket boasts a variety of locally grown, fresh products. Throughout the season, the market will offer free cooking demonstrations, kids activities, and the opportunity to mingle with neighbors, all while getting to know the regional farmers who grow your food. Come back each week to learn about the healthful and flavorful benefits of eating what is fresh and in season.
Jackson Heights Greenmarket Open Year-Round
34th Ave at 78th St, Queens
Open Sundays, year-round
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (winter hours 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP checks accepted.
EBT/Food Stamps & Debit/Credit accepted 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.
Calendar of Events
Community activities, cooking demonstrations, live music and recipe exchanges all add to the diverse nature of this market.
Every Sunday: Come See Whats Cookin KIDS! with NYC Department of Health's Stellar Markets program. Come See Whats Cookin KIDS! provides FREE food-based activities for children 6 and under. Children explore new fruits and vegetables grown by a local farmer and participate in interactive activities. Topics include: where fruits and vegetables grow, smart snacking, tasting new foods and eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
GrowNYC's Textile Recycling - Every Sunday, 8am to 1:30pm
Greenmarket Loyalty Club begins the first week of August. Sign up at the Greenmarket Information Tent and check-in with the Market Manager each week for a chance to win a market shopping spree!
Date: 2/5/2014 10:30 am
Location: Queensborough Performing Arts Center – 222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside
Category: Children Grades Pre-K - 3
Title: The Paperbag Players
THE PAPERBAG PLAYERS
LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR!
The award-winning Paper Bag Players have been keeping it simple and simply hilarious for 55 years! Guaranteed to have 4 to 8 year olds laughing, singing and dancing in the aisles!
For their new show, "Hiccup Help!," The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their bag of favorite musical numbers and brought out Cookies, Bicycle Race and A Perfect Picture! These clasic songs are combined with a heap of brand-new songs. In "Hiccup Help!," an ordinary man with an extraordinary case of the hiccups sees a doctor who has a whole list of silky solutions but in the end even the Doctor is surprised by the cure!
$8.00 all seats (every 20th ticket is FREE)! Grades pre-k through 3.
Call this number for reservations: 212.353.2332 or email: email@example.com
718-631-6284 / 718-631-6311 for tickets www.visitqpac.org
Performances: 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 3/24, 3/25, 3/26, 3/27, and 4/28
Date: 2/8/2014 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Location: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City
Category: Families with children ages 2-4
Title: Art for Tots
Art for Tots
For families with children ages 2 - 4. Families are invited to experience The Noguchi Museum together through a variety of activities which include hands-on workshops and exploring the galleries. $10 for families with up to 4 members Advance registration is required. Email www.noguchi.org to register.
February 8: Sticky, Scratchy, Smooth: Touchable Art
February 16*, February 22, March 9: Wee Work: Building Together
March 16*, Narch 29, April 5: Light Bright: Shadows
April 13*, April 26: Placing Art: Shapes in Space
*Program conducted in Japanese
Date: 2/8/2014 See Below
Location: Avery Avenue and 131st treet in Flushing (off College Point Blvd.)
Category: Ice Skating
Title: World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.
Date: 2/8/2014 Tues-Fri:10 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm
Location: 34-56 107 Street, Corona
Title: Louis Armstrong House Museum
Take an intimate guided tour of Louis Armstrong's lifelong home and feel Satchmo's spirit spring to life. Enjoy concerts, exhibits, and relax in Louis's Japanese-inspired garden. The Museum, a National Historic Landmark and New York City Landmark is visited by people from all over the world six days a week. Guides tours every hour on the hour. Admission: $10 / $7 seniors & students & children
Louis Armstrong House Museum's new exhibit Senor Satchmo: Louis Armstrong in South America tells the stroy of Louis Armstrong's historic tour, his first trip to South America, and kicks off the museum's Black History Month programing. The exhibit runs now through April 30, 2014. During February, as part of the museum's Black History Month celebration, each visitor will receive a limited-edition museum collectible of Armstrong in Buenos Aires in October 1957.
The Historic House Tour is a 40-minute, guided interpretive tour of the only preserved home of a jazz legend in the world. Louis Armstrong House is a National Historic landmark and New York City landmark. Trained docents lead the Historic House Tours. All of the furnishings are original giving the feeling that Louis and Lucille just stepped out and will return in a moment.
Date: 2/8/2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Tues - Sun.
Location: 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
Category: All Ages!
Title: Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Botanical Garden has evolved from the 5-acre "Gardens on Parade" exhibit showcased at the 1939 New York World's Fair into a member of New York City's 34-member Cultural Institutions Group. The garden is dedicated to creating and promoting cross-cultural programs for visitors of all ages. QBG has emerged as a national leader in the desogn, implimentation, and public education of green technologies and practices following the construction of the award-winning LEED Certified Visitor and Administration Center.
Admieeion is FREE until the Spring
QBG is closed Mondays year-round except most legal holidays. QBG is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 8, 1 to 4pm / Music begins at 2pm
Fee: Free (additional fee for selected craft activities, while supplies last)
After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to QBG for additional festivities including craft activities and a musical performance by the New York Chinese Chorus
Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 15, 11am to 1pm. Free to the public.
Join QBG for the 17th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate Black History Month -- George Washington Carver Workshop
Thursday, February 20, 1:30 to 3pm
Fee: $6 per child
Called the Wizard of Tuskegee, Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering and medicine. Paint with plants, and plant a peanut to take home for further observation. Register at 718.886.3800, ext. 230, or email@example.com
February 4 - May 4, 2014
Art in the Garden: Get the Picture? By Alan M. Richards
Heart Warming / Mind Bending Photo Composites
Artist Alan Richards' colorful, satirical composite images or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 16, 1 pm - 4 pm
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Spring Lawn Care
Sunday, March 30, 1pm to 4pm
Fee: $5 per person
Spring is a critical time for lawn care. Join QBGs Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-539-5296 to register
718-886-3800 ext 237
Date: 2/8/2014 See Schedule Below
Location: 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City
Title: Noguchi Museum
The Noguchi Museum opened in 1985 as the first and only museum in the country to be founded by an artist during his lifetime and dedicated to his work. The collection and exhibitions focus on Isamu Noguchi's extensive production an the many major cultural figures with whom he engaged, and his influence on the art and design of today.
Museum Hours: Wed & Thurs: 10am - 5pm; Fri: 10am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 11am - 6pm
Open Studio: A Drop-In Program for Families with children of all ages. Families are encouraged to explore the galleries and then spend time in the education room making art. Educators are present to discuss gallery connections, introduce materials, and assist in artmaking. $10 per family includes Museum admission and materials. First Sunday of every month. No registration is required. 11 am - 1 pm
February 2 - Shape It: Carving March 2 - Sculpting Space April 6 - Cut and Fold May 4 - Light and Landscape
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
In conversation with The Noguchi Museums curators, collection manager, and researchers, Leslie Gat, Principle Objects Conservator of Art Conservation Group, will present a combination of pending, in progress, and recently completed conservation and reconstruction
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
In conversation with The Noguchi Museums curators, collection manager, and researchers, Leslie Gat, Principle Objects Conservator of Art Conservation Group, will present a combination of works pending, in progress, and recently completed conservation and reconstruction.
Beginning with Art
Parents and Caregivers with Children Two and Under
The Noguchi Museum is pleased to announce Spring dates for Beginning with Art. These six-session programs offer new families the opportunity to meet each other and consider ways to engage children (ages two and under) with art and art museums. Participants will explore the museum while attending to ways in which our youngest visitors respond to art.
Beginning with Art I: For children 3-12 months and their caregivers.
Spring Program: Six Fridays, March 7- April 11, 9am to 10am
This program focuses on finding spaces for quiet contemplation while also caring for your child. Participants will consider how infants respond to space, light, and other materials
Beginning with Art II: For children 12-24 months and their caregivers.
Spring Program: Six Fridays, April 18 - May 23, 9am to 10am.
This program asks toddlers and parents to become artists and researchers, experimenting with movement and materials while engaging the senses.
The cost is $120 per six-session program. Family level members and above receive one FREE six-session program and SAVE 50% on all following programs ($60.)
Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 3:00pm
Check website for more programs for young families and for Teen programs
Date: 2/8/2014 Wed - Sun: 12 pm - 6 pm
Location: New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Title: The Queens Museum
The Queens Museum will always be inextricably linked to the 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fairs, and with a collection of more than 10,000 objects pertaining to the two expositions, the Museum is a key resource to both scholars and fans. In an effort to provide visitors with a greater understanding of the scope of the Museums enormous holdings of 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fair artifacts and memorabilia, the newly installed Worlds Fair Visible Storage and Gallery on the second floor displays more than 900 three-dimensional pieces arranged by the date of each Worlds Fair, and within these categories, arranged by donor. The dense installation provides an opportunity to study a large number of related works of Worlds Fair objects up close, and to compare and contrast a wide range of items from 1939 and 1964. The Visible Storage provides unprecedented access to students, scholars, and the general public to explore the collection that was formerly hidden in the Museums art vault, off-limits to the public. Many of these objects have never been displayed in the history of the Queens Museum.
Peter Schumann: The Shatterer - March 30, 2014
New York City Building: Time Lapse, 2009-2013 - On-going
Queens International 2013
Pedro Reyes: The People's United Nations (pUN) - March 30, 2014
Citizens of the World - Cuba in Queens - March 9, 2014
World's Fair Visible Storage - on-going
Community Partnership Exhibition Program: Raising the Temperature Art in Environmental Reactions
Feb 2 2014 - Mar 2 2014
Do you want the cosmetic version or do you want the real deal? Los Angeles Poverty Department, 1985-2014
Jan 31 2014 - May 11 2014
The Islands of New York: Photographs by Accra Shepp
Feb 2 2014 - May 11 2014
Come See and Celebrate the new Queens Museum!
Currently on display:
The Panorama of the City of New York
The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Citizens of the World - Cuba in Queens - through March 9, 2014
Pedro Reyes: The People's United Nations (pUN) - through March 30, 2014
Queens International - through January 19, 2014
New York City Building Time Lapse, 2009-2013: Photography by Jeff Chien - Hsing Liao - through January 19, 2014
Date: 2/10/2014 10 am & 11:45 am
Location: Queensborough Performing Arts Center - 222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside
Title: Arts on Stage NY
ARTS ON STAGE, NY
Revelations Arts on Stage for Young People!
Call this number for reservations: 718.266.0202 or email: email@example.com
Shows begin at 10:00am and 11:45am, $8.00 all seats
February 10, 2014: Charlottes Web
February 11: Charlottes Web
February 14: I Have A Dream
March 28: Cinderella
April 11: Stone Soup & Other Stories
April 24 The Trash & Recycle Show
April 26: Stone Soup & Other Stories
May 12: Rock N Roll 80s
Date: 2/15/2014 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City
Category: Families with Children ages 5 - 11
Title: Art for Families
Art for Families
Families are invited to experience The Noguchi Museum together through a variety of activities which include hands-on workshops. $10 for families with up to 4 members. Advance registration is required. Call 718-204-7088 ext. 203 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
February 15, February 23, March 8 - Putting It Together: Collaborative Art March 15, March 23*, March 30 - Illuminate: Making Art with Light April 12, April 22* - Inside/Outside: Site Specific
* Program conducted in Japanese
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