Sunday, January 23, 2011

Making - Music - Making - Movies

Musical Jackson Heights Family Lisa Burns, Sal Maida and Dylan Maida have been a creative force in the community for many years...

now check out our local sensation's latest video:
singer and songwriter LISA BURNS... "Pretty Disillusion"

new video shot in Jackson Heights in December 2010

the first track off Lisa's Channeling Mary disc. Bass - Sal Maida, keys & drums- Dylan Maida, cello - Jessie Reagen, Percussion- Mark Johnson.

Written by Lisa Burns and Dylan Maida,
Produced by Lisa, engineered by Joe Ford at
South Brooklyn Sound for Rottentoof Record.

Thursday, January 27th

Jackson Heights Photographer and Filmmaker -
Richard Shpuntoff
- focuses on Jackson Heights History in his
work-in-progress documentary "Julio of Jackson Heights".

more info : "letters for Julio" on FB and Kickstarter

Jewish Center of JH - on 77th street/corner 37th Ave

Time:6:30PM tonight

SAVE THE DATES! Queens World Film Festival

Jackson Triplex Theatre
March 4-5-6
hosting 3 days of international and domestic films
panels and parties
for updates and information
tickets go on sale FEBRUARY 10th online

there will be blocks of films throughout the weekend with Q&A's with filmmakers, actors and resource professionals.



Despite lightning, thunder, sleet and snow, upwards of 150 people went to a meeting in Jackson Heights last night to support an 11th hour effort to turn an athletic field at the Garden School into an extension of Travers Park.
The meeting followed a vote last week by the Board of Directors of the financially troubled Garden School to sell the field to a developer for construction of an apartment building.
The next step appears to be a renewed effort to seek loans from community members and land trust organizations in the hope of helping the Garden School get past its immediate financial crisis until the signing of a contract for purchase of the land by the city. The city has set aside $5 million for that purpose.
Attending the meeting were Garden School officials, Councilman Daniel Dromm, Assemblyman Michael DenDekker and commuity advocates.

The Green Agenda for Jackson Heights,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Exploring JH Artist at 93

Visited with Jackson Heights Artist Laura M. Schiavina and she shared her work for this "exploring..." slideshow: an incredible, inspiring, smidgen of her prolific life's work. It all began with a fashion course and an industrious talent for drawing and designing blouses which evolved into painting for over 60 years and still creating new works on a daily basis today.

Laura M. Schiavina has lived in Jackson Heights since 1951. Included in the Who’s Who of American Art, her award winning work has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Islip Art Museum, NY; Sumner Museum, Washington D.C.; DuPont Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Citicorp Gallery, LIC; Eleftherias Park Art Center, Athens, Greece; National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, NY; New York City College of Technology, CUNY; and Ringel Gallery at Purdue University, IN. One of the first female members of the Salmagundi Club, Laura was chosen by Cynthia Maris Dantzic for her book “100 New York Painters,” published in 2006.

Laura is member of N.A.W.A, National League of American Pen Women, National Art League, Jackson Heights Art Club, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, and Audubon Artists. Laura came to New York in 1944 from Springfield, MA to become a fashion illustrator, completing evening courses at the Traphagen School of Fashion, while working in business. Deciding to continue in business, she studied fine art weekends, evenings and vacations from the late 1950's through 1980 with artists including Will Barnet, Carl Molno, Joseph Caine and Paul Puzinas.

Plans are in place to showcase Laura's beautiful paintings in Jackson Heights very soon!

NYTimes visits with Espresso 77 owners:
Afzal Hossain and Julie Nymann
start 2011 off right...
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