Jun
14
Mon
2021
LIC Springs to Summer! @ Long Island City
Jun 14 – Jun 20 all-day
LIC Springs to Summer! @ Long Island City

Long Island City Partnership’s signature community celebration returns for its 8th annual year—but with a twist! This year LIC Springs to Summer! will be a series of events, promotions, and performances throughout Long Island City from your favorite LIC businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions beginning Monday, June 14th and going through Sunday, June 20th.

As a part of the event, we are creating an LIC Passport to showcase everything LIC has to offer, not just today, but every day of the year. These passports will include all the events and promotions in the neighborhood that can be redeemed during the week-long program, ranging from intimate concerts to exclusive dinner deals! We will distribute the passports leading up to and during the week of the event through multiple pick-up locations in the neighborhood.

LIC Partnership is thankful to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for his support.

Jun
16
Wed
2021
Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In: “Coming to America” @ Queens Drive-In at the New York Hall of Science
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In: "Coming to America" @ Queens Drive-In at the New York Hall of Science

Following last year’s wildly successful inaugural series of free film screenings at the Queens Drive-In sponsored by the Queens Borough President’s Office, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced today that “Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In” will return to the grounds of the New York Hall of Science for a second consecutive year.

“We’re not out of the woods when it comes to COVID-19 just yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t safely enjoy evenings in Flushing Meadows Corona Park with our family, friends and neighbors. To that end, it is our honor to bring ‘Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In’ back for a second year,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “From kids flicks to cinematic classics, there is something for every family to enjoy on the big screen this spring.”

Borough President Richards’ series of six free screenings begins with a special showing of “Star Wars” on Tuesday, May 4 — Star Wars Day 2021— also known as “May the Fourth Be With You” to fans worldwide. The first installment of the legendary sci-fi franchise was originally released in 1977 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher as their iconic characters of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively.

In addition to “Star Wars,” the full “Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In” series includes a dynamic slate of dramas, comedies and kid-friendly animated films — including an Academy Award winner for Best Picture — for all borough families to enjoy. The series is presented in proud partnership with Rooftop Films, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Museum of the Moving Image, the Queens Night Market, NYC Parks and the New York City Comptroller.

Social distancing will be strictly enforced, and neither guests arriving on foot nor those who have not pre-registered will be admitted. Space is limited with a capacity of approximately 200 vehicles. Pre-registration is required for each screening and opens up two weeks prior to each showing via www.queensdrivein.com. Upon registration, guests will receive a confirmation, which must be presented via printed copy or mobile device upon arrival.

The full “Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In” series is as follows. Dates are subject to change:

·         Tuesday, May 4: “Star Wars” (1977)

·         Wednesday, May 19: “Inside Out” (2015)

·         Wednesday, May 26: “Moonlight” (2016)*

·         Wednesday, June 16: “Coming to America” (1988)*

·         Thursday, June 24: “Monsoon Wedding” (2001)*

·         Date TBA: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018)

*Film includes sexual content and/or violence

The June 24 screening of “Monsoon Wedding” will be hosted in partnership with Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage and feature a live musical performance by acclaimed Indian-born, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Falu.

Part of a larger, ongoing film festival at the Queens Drive-In, the first three dates of the free film series — featuring a 62-foot screen constructed in the NYSCI parking lot — will open to pre-registered attendees at 7:30PM, one hour before the film screenings begin at 8:30PM. For the showings of “Coming to America” and “Monsoon Wedding,” gates will open at 8PM with the film beginning at 9PM. Exact timing is subject to change, and the film screenings are held rain or shine, except in the event of severe weather.

Food and beverages will be available for contactless purchase through featured vendors that have previously participated in the seasonal Queens Night Market, normally held annually at the NYSCI parking lot in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Concessions can be purchased via contactless ordering during pre-show programming or via stadium-style vendors walking the premises before the main feature.

Providing financial support for “Free Wednesday Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In” is the non-profit Flushing Meadows Corona Park Improvement Fund, which is jointly overseen by Borough President Richards, NYC Parks and the New York City Comptroller.

 

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Jun
17
Thu
2021
VIRTUAL QUEENS JOBS RECRUITMENT FAIR HOSTED BY BOROUGH PRESIDENT RICHARDS @ online event
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
VIRTUAL QUEENS JOBS RECRUITMENT FAIR HOSTED BY BOROUGH PRESIDENT RICHARDS @ online event

As part of his continuing effort to connect Queens businesses with prospective employees, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. has scheduled the next edition of his monthly Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair for June 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

The TWA Hotel and the Queensborough United Soccer Club/Soccer Friends USA are participating in the Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair series for the first time on June 17. They are joining a group of 14 other employers and recruiters that participated in recent fairs: CAMBA, Inc., The Child Center of New York, Commonpoint Queens, the Council for Airport Opportunity, Express Employment Professionals, Forest Hills Financial Group, Greater New York Nursing Service, the New York City Children’s Center, New York Life, the Nursing Personnel Home Care Agency, Queens Centers for Progress, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the US Open Tennis Championships, and Workforce1 Career Center.

Held the third Thursday of each month by the Queens Borough President’s Office, the Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair series connects Queens job seekers with a wide array of employment opportunities across a variety of industries.

The Borough President’s announcement about the fair comes amid numerous reports about businesses having difficult hiring workers, as the speed of the rebound from the pandemic recession has caught employers off guard and touched off a scramble to hire.

The Associated Press recently reported that the reopening of the economy, fueled by substantial federal aid and rising vaccinations, has released pent-up demand among consumers to eat out, travel, shop, attend public events and visit with friends and relatives. But while businesses are rushing to add workers immediately, many of the unemployed are either seeking better jobs than they had before the pandemic, still lack affordable child care, worry about contracting COVID-19, or have decided to retire early.

“The sudden and rapid end to the pandemic recession has forced us to confront new challenges, with employers seeking to quickly ramp up hiring while prospective employees continue face a number of issues that make it more difficult for them to re-enter the workplace,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “Our monthly Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fairs help address these problems by directly connecting Queens residents with prospective employers, who are able to offer extensive information on the job opportunities available. Together, we are working to get the Queens economy to fully rebound from a disastrous 2020.”

The June 17 fair will feature brief presentations from employers and recruiters seeking to fill numerous positions in a variety of fields, including aviation, transportation, developmental support, retail, finance and more. A question and answer session follows the presentations.

The fair will be livestreamed online from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at www.queensbp.org. Those interested in participating in the fair’s live interactive Q&A must RSVP by Wednesday, June 16 at www.queensbp.org/rsvp. Instructions on how to participate in the Q&A will be emailed on the day of the event to those who register.

WPIX-TV (PIX11) returns as a media partner for the fair after having promoted previous recruitment fairs in 2020-21. The station will support the fair with promotional assistance over its airwaves and on its website at www.pix11.com.

Virtual STEAM Workshop: Illuminating Juneteenth @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 17 @ 3:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Illuminating Juneteenth @ Lewis Latimer House Museum

Join Latimer House for a unique multigenerational Juneteenth program led by artist Tasha Dougé!

Lewis Latimer’s invention of the carbon filament will serve as a metaphor and a tool to illuminate the contributions of African Americans in the pursuit of liberation. Participants will use symbols and iconography to create paper cutouts exploring themes of freedom and liberation to engage with the history of Juneteenth. In this program, participants will be encouraged to actively participate in the discourse around Juneteenth, and how art and symbolism can be used as entry points to explore and celebrate resilience, resistance, and emancipation.

VIRTUAL FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION HOSTED BY BOROUGH PRESIDENT RICHARDS @ online event
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION HOSTED BY BOROUGH PRESIDENT RICHARDS @ online event

Celebrate Father’s Day in advance!

RSVP at www.queensbp.org/rsvp

Jun
19
Sat
2021
Queens Night Market @ New York Hall of Science
Jun 19 all-day
Queens Night Market @ New York Hall of Science

The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring up to 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens.

Apply today to be a vendor or chef at the Queens Night Market. Email [email protected] for info.

VIRTUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION HOSTED BY BOROUGH PRESIDENT RICHARDS @ online event
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am
VIRTUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION HOSTED BY BOROUGH PRESIDENT RICHARDS @ online event

Join us to celebrate Black culture, history and achievements with special guests and performances!

RSVP at www.queensbp.org/rsvp

Musica Reginae presents a FREE Matinee Family Event: Cow Goes to the Opera @ online event
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm
Musica Reginae presents a FREE Matinee Family Event: Cow Goes to the Opera @ online event

Two ways to watch!
1. Join us on Facebook Live
2. Watch via ZOOM (Link also available at www.musicareginae.org): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82743696963?pwd=T3VoUmxxSVgwelZuNkhBQkNDdUR1dz09

Musica Reginae Productions presents a workshop concert performance of Cow Goes to the Opera, an opera for young audience about a curious cow in the French countryside, based on the award-winning children’s book by Amber L. Spradlin. Cow is given a time-out and sent to his room by Farmer Brown as punishment for something he did not do. While there, he is visited by several infamous characters from the world’s most beloved Operas. Filled with excerpts and reinterpretations of the best-known arias in the operatic tradition, Cow Goes to the Opera is fun and educational for the whole family!

Composer and Music Director: Sunny Knable
Librettist and Director: Michael MacKenzie Wills
Based on a children’s book by Amber L. Spradlin
Performers: Stefanie Izzo, soprano; Tony Ramos, Baritone
Sunny Knable, piano and tenor vocalist

 

Jun
24
Thu
2021
The Klezmatics, Fourth of July Celebration @ online event
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Klezmatics, Fourth of July Celebration @ online event

The Midori & Friends Signature Series Concerts is a virtual event series for kids and their families featuring our Signature Series ensembles. Each hour long concert is free to the public and suitable for all ages. These concerts will be available for viewing on-demand on our website. RSVP for future concerts here.

Music Connects, Flutango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla, March 25, 7pm

Brian Barrentine & FunikiJam, City of Hope, April 15, 7pm

Brian Barrentine & FunikiJam, Spring Celebration, April 22, 7pm

Argus Quartet, Honoring Memorial Day, May 6th and May 13, 7pm

Riza Printup, Summer Soirée, June 3 and June 10, 7pm

The Klezmatics, Fourth of July Celebration, June 24, 7pm

Midori & Friends provides high-quality sequential music education to students in Grades PreK-12 in over 70 New York City schools who have little or no access to the arts. What began in 1992 as world-renowned violinist Midori’s singular vision to bring great music to NYC students has become a music education leader embraced by a community of thousands. Midori & Friends has reached over 250,000 young people in our history, and yet the impact of our story lies with each individual child.

Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In: “Monsoon Wedding” @ Queens Drive-In at the New York Hall of Science
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In: "Monsoon Wedding" @ Queens Drive-In at the New York Hall of Science

Following last year’s wildly successful inaugural series of free film screenings at the Queens Drive-In sponsored by the Queens Borough President’s Office, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced today that “Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In” will return to the grounds of the New York Hall of Science for a second consecutive year.

“We’re not out of the woods when it comes to COVID-19 just yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t safely enjoy evenings in Flushing Meadows Corona Park with our family, friends and neighbors. To that end, it is our honor to bring ‘Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In’ back for a second year,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “From kids flicks to cinematic classics, there is something for every family to enjoy on the big screen this spring.”

Borough President Richards’ series of six free screenings begins with a special showing of “Star Wars” on Tuesday, May 4 — Star Wars Day 2021— also known as “May the Fourth Be With You” to fans worldwide. The first installment of the legendary sci-fi franchise was originally released in 1977 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher as their iconic characters of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively.

In addition to “Star Wars,” the full “Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In” series includes a dynamic slate of dramas, comedies and kid-friendly animated films — including an Academy Award winner for Best Picture — for all borough families to enjoy. The series is presented in proud partnership with Rooftop Films, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Museum of the Moving Image, the Queens Night Market, NYC Parks and the New York City Comptroller.

Social distancing will be strictly enforced, and neither guests arriving on foot nor those who have not pre-registered will be admitted. Space is limited with a capacity of approximately 200 vehicles. Pre-registration is required for each screening and opens up two weeks prior to each showing via www.queensdrivein.com. Upon registration, guests will receive a confirmation, which must be presented via printed copy or mobile device upon arrival.

The full “Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In” series is as follows. Dates are subject to change:

·         Tuesday, May 4: “Star Wars” (1977)

·         Wednesday, May 19: “Inside Out” (2015)

·         Wednesday, May 26: “Moonlight” (2016)*

·         Wednesday, June 16: “Coming to America” (1988)*

·         Thursday, June 24: “Monsoon Wedding” (2001)*

·         Date TBA: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018)

*Film includes sexual content and/or violence

The June 24 screening of “Monsoon Wedding” will be hosted in partnership with Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage and feature a live musical performance by acclaimed Indian-born, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Falu.

Part of a larger, ongoing film festival at the Queens Drive-In, the first three dates of the free film series — featuring a 62-foot screen constructed in the NYSCI parking lot — will open to pre-registered attendees at 7:30PM, one hour before the film screenings begin at 8:30PM. For the showings of “Coming to America” and “Monsoon Wedding,” gates will open at 8PM with the film beginning at 9PM. Exact timing is subject to change, and the film screenings are held rain or shine, except in the event of severe weather.

Food and beverages will be available for contactless purchase through featured vendors that have previously participated in the seasonal Queens Night Market, normally held annually at the NYSCI parking lot in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Concessions can be purchased via contactless ordering during pre-show programming or via stadium-style vendors walking the premises before the main feature.

Providing financial support for “Free Wednesday Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In” is the non-profit Flushing Meadows Corona Park Improvement Fund, which is jointly overseen by Borough President Richards, NYC Parks and the New York City Comptroller.

 

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