Events In Queens For April 10-16

Events In Queens For April 10-16

Black Violin, Flushing Town Hall, Saturday, 4/12 (see below). FRIDAY 4/11 THE MARK WADE TRIO Bassist and composer Mark Wade leads his dynamic trio in an evening of original jazz compositions at Flushing Town Hall. The trio, featuring Tim Harrison on piano and Scott Neumann on drums, will debut a lineup of music that is […]

Finkelpearl Named Cultural Affairs Commish

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio has added Tom Finkelpearl’s name to the list of open commissioner positions he is filling. On April 7, the Mayor announced the appointment of Finkelpearl as the City’s new Commissioner of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Finkelpearl is the executive director of the Queens Museum, the […]

Botanical Garden Holds Orchid Exhibit

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Botanical Garden will kick off both its opening weekend and the World’s Fair Anniversary season with a special flower exhibit. “Taiwan: A World of Orchids” will be presented in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. Starting on April 5, the display will feature an array of […]

Queens To Celebrate World’s Fair Anniversary

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Get ready to celebrate. Queens will host seven months’ worth of events throughout the Borough to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair and the 75th anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair. The festivities were announced on March 28 in one of the buildings constructed for the ’39 […]

Events In Queens For Mar. 13-19

Events In Queens For Mar. 13-19

David Alan Grier, Saturday, Mar. 15, QPAC (see below). FRIDAY 3/14 THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE Flushing Town Hall will present a staged presentation of “The Snail and the Whale,” starting at 2:15 p.m. A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. But […]

Events In Queens For Dec. 12-18

Events In Queens For Dec. 12-18

Drop In Art – Family Art Workshop for children 5 years and up, Queens Museum of Art, 12/15 (see below) FRIDAY 12/13 GAMELAN SON OF LION Gamelan Son of Lion will perform in the theater at the Outpost Gallery in Ridgewood at 8 p.m. The group will play compositions on several percussion instruments like gongs, […]

Queens Museum Ready To Reopen

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After two years of construction, the new Queens Museum will open its doors this weekend. The $69 million expansion took over the adjacent ice rink, doubling the size of the museum to 105,000-square-feet, adding a significant amount of performance and exhibit space. The museum took the opportunity of the ice […]