Wednesday, February 23, 2011


A NEW OPENING AT NOVO on Thursday February 24th will feature beautiful images from local photographer DEBRA RESCHOFF-AHEARN... like the image here taken at Barley Cove in Ireland. I am so there! and you can visit her website for people, places and things from near and far.

OR stop by NOVO on 37th AVE between 78 & 79th Street
from 6-9pm THURSDAY for a drink and view more striking photographs and meet Debra too.

ALSO on the walls and at NOVO will be fun, quirky, vibrant paintings of filmmaker/artist DON CATO.

Don is also the Program Director for the QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL which is at
the Jackson Theatre and Renaissance Charter school next weekend March 3, 4, 5, 6

Over 104 shorts and features for everyone:

KIDS animation on Saturday morn- SENIOR shorts on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, Family Fare + Globally Queer + Wild Life + Gangsters and of course EDGY LOVE STORIES. All made independently by up and coming filmmakers from Queens and beyond... that you may see at the Academy Awards in just a few years!!

The website has the film block break down - tickets are available via PayPal and at the box office table day of program.

Best prices too: $6 ADULTS
$ 3 Kids & Seniors for each time block.

Meet the Filmmakers and Q&A's after some blocks
PLUS PANELS on Saturday, restaurant deals and more!

Youth INITIATIVE Panel -on Saturday March 5th at 11am - helping young filmmakers get started ...

FILM FINANCE PANEL on Saturday March 5th at 12 Noon - to help established filmmakers find some needed audiences and resources...

after the screening of KEIKO - The Untold Story of Free Willy - Naomi Rose of Washington DC, senior scientist of the Humane Society International, will host a discussion on global animal protection.

PANELS are on SATURDAY March 5th at
Renaissance Charter School
on 81st Street off of 37th Ave

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You can write a script! writer /animator shows you how FEB 16th


LocationThe Renaissance Charter School...
35-59 81st Street, Jackson Heights.
easy to get to: 7 train to 82nd St -
or Q32 from madison ave along queens blvd up roosevelt right to TRCS door

InfoJACK FELDSTEIN, filmmaker and script writer (credits include TV's Murphy Brown & Designing Women) presents "THE FANTASTICAL WORLD OF SCRIPTWRITING" seminar...and explains the how-to of scriptwriting along with his "Fantastical" neon animation short on scriptwriting. $4 at the door

coordinated by Celeste Balducci in conjunction with QWFF - this will be a fun and informative foray into what makes a script work.

$4 at the door- copies of Jack's DVD will also be available for aspiring writers and animators.


Jack will also be screening his neon animation short: THE ECSTASY OF GARY GREEN at the Queens World Film Festival March 3-4-5-6
check for time and date
and to see the weekend schedule of over 104 independent features and shorts at the Jackson Theatre and TRCS

See you on the avenue!

Monday, February 7, 2011

MUSIC in the JH Air- from Jazz to The Sonnet Man

The forecast is sunny for The Sonnet Man and Jackson Repertory Theatre!

Just in time for Valentine's Day Weekend,
Jackson Repertory Theatre invite you to a night out in Jackson Heights.

Shakespeare may have been the greatest rapper of them all!
Broadway playwright Arje Shaw (Jackson Rep, 167 Tongues) and Hip Hop artist Devon Glover have created this dynamic and accessible concert featuring Shakespeare's love sonnets set in song enhanced by Devon’s riffs on the themes. Music by Daniel Lynas with vocals by Devon Glover and Melissa Guttman.

Tickets $14 ($10 Students/Seniors) Sonnet Man Concert Only

DEVON GLOVER appeared on the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda back in January talking about his devotion to his family and his music.

With cabaret appearances from Jackson Rep company member and two time Emmy Award Winner and Broadway Veteran Nikkieli DeMone (RagTime, RENT, Miss Saigon) and other guest performers showin’ the love for Jackson Rep! Refreshments and more. Tickets: $30 for The Sonnet Man Concert plus Reception Cabaret Fundraiser
Come support the theatre and enjoy!

Saturday February 12th, 8:00pm
Tickets: $14 ($10 Students/Seniors) Sonnet Man Only
$30 Sonnet Man plus Reception Cabaret Fundraiser

P.S. 69 Auditorium
77-02 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Corner of 77th Street


THEY ARE BACK - Jim Hershman Trio

Jim Hershman on guitar - Nathan Peck on bass and Brian Fishler on drums -

Can SPRING be far behind?
Novo Restaurant and Lounge

Trio Every Monday

no cover or minimum

78-23 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights Tel: (718) 426-7272

NYTimes thinks our architecture and neighborhood is fabulous!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


a community effort to save a park will warm your heart & 3 incredible artists will warm your soul...

hundreds rallied to save precious park land in Jackson Heights. This movement epitomizes the spirit in the community to enhance the quality of life for its diverse population.

PLEDGES From the community have been pouring in!
CONTACT The Green Agenda for Jackson Heights for more info,

click here to hear pronunciation:

Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy (Cantonese).

come celebrate chinese new year with us!

on 37th ave between 78th and 79th Sts.


FEB 3rd-

from 6-9pm
warm up with a toddy or two

and featuring local artists:


Through different projects, TINA has been studying the relationships between music, visual art, and the rhythms of organic cycles -- universal languages that connect us, transcending geography and time. While certain pieces visually examine musical structures and cultural traditions, others have been transcribed from music, or have had music transcribed from the images.


"SEE THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS" takes you to Sam's website which takes you around the globe...

Sam Oppenheim has been photographing for 15 years, during which he received a B.A. at Columbia University in Archaeology & Comparative Religion, a M.A. in the Archaeology of Ancient India at UW-Madison, and a M.A. in Education at City College New York.
Sam is a self-taught photographer who shoots both film and digital. His talent has been shaped and practiced in over 30 countries on 6 continents. His inspiration comes from within, and his style is influenced by National Geographic magazine, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Lynn Saville. After 5 years teaching in the Bronx, he now works as a freelance photographer, and for a new company helping restaurants manage online ordering at Let's Order Online.

Nancy is a NYC School Teacher and has been exploring photography in her travels. This is Nancy's first showing and as a good friend of Novo's, she was inspired by the local artists displayed there each month and wanted to share some of her treasured images. Another artist emerges ...

IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST - there have been many "call for entries"... for spring and summer exhibits-

check out posts...
time to get out there and show the world what you got!

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Hector Canonge-
renowned artist and curator has issued a
CALL FOR ARTISTS for A-LAB Forum show:
to be presented at CROSSING ART GALLERY In Flushing FEBRUARY 19th

Deadline for Online Submissions: Saturday, February 12, 2011 (Midnight)
Event Date: February 19, 2011
Hosted by Crossing Art Gallery

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, invites artists to submit works for consideration for the first A-Lab Forum of 2011, MEKANIKA. The February forum will focus on the presentation of artists whose work deal with notions of machinery and its representation in visual arts. We are looking for submissions.
To be considered, submit sample work(s) via email to:
Selected artists will present the digital images or videos submitted for the open call.
Each participant will have up to 10 min for his/her presentation. Artists will be notified of their acceptance in the program by February 14, 2011.
Selected artists will present their work on Saturday, February 19, at Crossing Art Gallery (136-17 39th Ave. Ground Floor, Flushing, NY 11354).

for more details and information please visit:

A-Lab Forum
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development

may not recognize you under all those layers but...

see you on the avenue!