January and February are normally relatively quiet months in Queens, while activity and hotel prices rise in Florida and other warmer places. However, this upcoming week is busier than a typical week in the busiest month, August, even though there are no street fairs or parades. Just Tango, puppets, movies, live world music, art, sculpture, [...]
For your eyes only, the Long Island City-based arts collective Flux Factory has published a 2013 calendar this week, showcasing the creative and physical assets of its artists and staff members. In what is a new take on the old pin-up calendar, the (Wo)(Men) of Flux wall calendar features 13 sassy portraits captured by former Flux [...]
Bob Hanlon used to travel the country as a technical stage manager and run in the same social circles as Beat poet Alan Ginsberg. These less nomadic and more mellow days, he carves wood.
If Sandy and the recent snowstorm have gotten you down, this weekend’s Astoria Art Festival — the first of its kind in the neighborhood — will have you springing back up. Bloom Collective, a nonprofit founded in 2011 with the objective of connecting creative Astorians and curating exhibitions, has organized this event from the beginning. [...]
Summer may be winding down but things are heating up at the Queens Theater thanks to the annual Latino Cultural Festival, playing through Sunday night. The festival kicked off with a celebration of the tango. Frank Valiente, originally from Argentina, conducted the on-stage band of violin, accordion, and bass players. Valiente supplied the music for [...]
The Secret Theater in Long Island City doesn’t want it’s secret kept any longer. Last night marked the first night of the third-annual In-Sight Dance Company Suite Summer Festival: four days of dance featuring 24 different companies, exposing audiences to an array of dance from ballet to modern. While Secret Theater may seem like a [...]
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