Queens Today July 17-23

Queens Today July 17-23

FOLKCOLOMBIA, on Sunday 7/20 at the Queens Museum from noon to 5 p.m. (see below). FRIDAY 7/18 A SPIRITED EVENING Join the Seekers Club for a special evening investigation of the 1887 Fort Totten castle. Follow along as “The Seekers” explore dark corners using the latest technology in the field of paranormal investigation. Tickets are […]

Events In Queens For June 26-July 2

Events In Queens For June 26-July 2

Louis Armstrong Music Festival, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Sunday, 6/29, all day (see below). FRIDAY 6/27 “PETULIA” The Poppenhusen Library will hold a screening of 1968’s “Petulia,” starting at 4 p.m. Directed by Richard Lester, the film stars Julie Christie and George Scott. It is about a young San Francisco socialite married to an abusive […]

Events In Queens For June 19-25

Events In Queens For June 19-25

“World Fair,” Queens Museum, Sunday, 6/22 (see below). FRIDAY 6/20 KENNY BRAWNER Pianist, vocalist and actor Kenny Brawner will bring the music and story of Ray Charles to life at Flushing Town Hall. In “Kenny Brawner as Ray Charles,” Brawner will portray the legendary musician, leading a 12-piece orchestra and three vocalists. The songs are […]

Events In Queens For June 12-18

Events In Queens For June 12-18

Strawberry Festival, Onderdonk House, Saturday, 6/14 (see below). FRIDAY 6/13 QUEENS & BROOKLYN JAZZ PARTYy The Queens Jazz Overground invites Brooklyn Jazz Underground for an all-out jazz party at Flushing Town Hall. This celebration will start at 8 p.m. and will feature three sets of music. Each group will play a set, followed by a […]

Registration Open For ‘Show Stoppers’

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This summer, young thespians will get the chance to create and work on a musical at Queens Theatre. “Show Stoppers,” the first annual summer musical program at Flushing Meadow Corona Park’s performing arts venue, will take place this July and August, giving students the chance to work on a musical […]

Explore Our Borough

To the Editor: The 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is drawing visitors both young and old to our borough, curious to see the unusual landmarks that still grace the grounds. This is the moment to step off the grounds, too, and explore all of the other wonderful things that are happening […]

Events In Queens For May 8-14

Events In Queens For May 8-14

SATURDAY 5/10 BARBARA COOK Broadway legend Barbara Cook is set to take the stage at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Starting at 8 p.m., this concert will give attendees a chance to see Cook perform songs from throughout her legendary career. Tickets range between $45 and $69. Call (718) […]

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 […]