Sunday, October 7, 2012

out of JH... "IN MONTAUK"


 relaxing with other jackson heights film lovers 

 heading to Brooklyn at ReRUN...

OCTOBER 8-9-10-11

+ MEET + Jackson Heights Filmmaker 

Kim Cummings 

screening THIS WEEK

Her award winning new film


DOORS open 6:45 and 9:30 pm

2 screenings each night at 7:30 and 10:15


reRun Theater
147 Front St BROOKLYN NY 11201

F train to York
DOORS open 6:45 & 9:30

(917) 583-93

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Get your Comida On!

Do you like FOOD?  MUSIC?  SHOPPING? 

This is the EVENT for YOU!


from 4 to 9pm

The Viva La Comida! Festival by the 82nd Street Partnership is shining a spotlight on the area surrounding Dunningham Triangle on 82nd Street in Elmhurst/Jackson Heights, Queens. Some of the many amazing things about the area, from the artists, to the history, to the food, are being harnessed to create one awesome night of fun, food, and entertainment. 


From the Oasis of Dunningham Triangle to the Beat of 82nd Street.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Sept. 2, 11 a.m. Open Studio: Educational drop-in program offered the first Friday of every month. This month, explore the art of printmaking and create your own piece. $10 for families (includes museum admission). The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City. 718-204-7088 x 203

Sept. 9, 11 a.m. Annual Motorcycle Show: Check out motorcycles that have been out of production for more than 50 years. Music, tours, hayrides and food will provide fun for the entire family. $5. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. 718-347-3276  

Sept. 9, 3 p.m. Battle of the Bands Grand Finale: Experience the excitement as various local bands compete for the final $5,000 prize. Doors open at 2 p.m. Contact venue for tickets. Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park. 1-888-888-8801  

Sept. 13-15 & 17-22, 8 p.m. Hot Box: Coated in intense emotional residue, this live performance is violent and chaotic with a sequence of video images that are quiet, focused and organized. $15. The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City. 212-352-3101  
Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble:  One-hour concert of favorites including Beethoven's Septet and John's Book of Alleged Dances. Melt Bakery will sell gourmet ice cream. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. 718-463-7700

Sept. 15, 1 p.m. Pride of the Yankees: Nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 1943, the film, which chronicles the life and career of legendary baseball star Lou Gehrig, is still regarded as the finest baseball movie ever. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society. 35-20 Broadway, 4 Fl., Long Island City. 718-278-0700

Sept. 15-30, Film After Film: Screening series based on film critic J. Hoberman's new book, special exhibit demonstrating how film lives beyond a theater's walls and a book signing. $9-$12 (with museum admission). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. 718-777-6888

Sept. 22, Bark in the Park 2: Sit in the designated Pepsi Porch area with your dog and other dog lovers during the 1:10 p.m. game vs. the Miami Marlins. (In support of the North Shore Animal League.) The Dog Parade gate will open at 11:40 a.m. $40/human, $10/dog. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. 718-507-TIXX

Sept. 27-Oct. 7, Ella: Afternoon and evening performances of this exhilarating new musical about "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald. Expect more than a dozen of her most famous hits. $25-$49. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-760-0064

Sept. 29-30, World Maker Faire: Create, learn and invent during this interactive family festival where hundreds of makers will present their unusual creations, such as rockets, robots, arts and crafts, artisanal foods, woodworking, live music and more. $8-$40. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona. 718-699-0005
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Friday, July 27, 2012


In addition to local events sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group: SUNDAYS at 5pm MUSIC SERIES in the PARK (78th Street)

PLUS events sponsored and coordinated by the JH GREEN ALLIANCE like FLICNIC in the Street (free films) in the 78th Street Play Street  on July 27 and August 3 at dusk...

YOU CAN HAVE GREAT FUN any day of the week Right HERE IN QUEENS - Thanks to Queens Economic Development Corp for compiling this list:

August 1,  7 p.mQueens Symphony Orchestra, La Traviata:Relax to the soothing sounds of the borough's only professional orchestra as it performs Verdi's famous, timeless opera. Free. St. John's University's Great Lawn, Jamaica. 718-570-0909     

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 7 p.m. Outdoor Cinema: Every Wednesday evening for the entire month, bring a blanket, food, drinks and friends for free films near large, inspiring art. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City718-956-1819

August 3-5, Rural Route Film Festival: Back by popular demand for a second year, the country's only film festival devoted to all aspects of rural life returns to Western Queens. The festival includes new films, preview screenings, and shorts. $9+. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. 718-777-6888

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 5:30 - 8 p.m. First Friday's Summer in the Garden:On the first Friday of each month, explore the galleries, enjoy a cash bar, and check out some short films. Free. Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. 718-204-7088 

August 4 & 16, 7 p.m. Armstrong House Concert Series: Don't miss the annual Big Band concert featuring York College Summer Jazz Institute (Aug.4). Check out Cuban born trumpeter and multi-Grammy award winner Arturo Sandoval perform at the outdoor block party. (Aug. 16). Free. Louis Armstrong House Museum. 34-56 107 St., Corona. 718-478-8274

August 7, 7 p.m. Live at the Gantries: Groove to a jazz performance by talented students and staff members from the York College Music Department in the Great Outdoors. Except a mix of traditional jazz from the blues, swing and fusion. Free. Long Island City Waterfront, 49 Ave. & Center Blvd.

August 9, 23, Sundown. Movies on the Beach: Enjoy films, sand, waves and salty air at the same time in Rockaway Beach. The movie Up will show at Beach 106th St. on Aug. 9 (weather date Aug. 16); The movie Cowboys & Aliens will screen at Beach 73rd St. on Aug 23. (weather date Aug. 30) Free. Rockaway Civic's Beach Flix.

August 10, 8 p.m.  Resorts World: Kool & The Gang. The group that created "Ladies Night" and "Get Down On It" will present an outdoor concert. Free, but only for Genting Card holders, Resorts World Casino. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, 

August 12, 2 p.m. Summer Tango: The Argentine Tango never ceases to amaze! Enjoy a live Tango concert and take a free lesson for beginners at 1 p.m. Also, dancer Mayte Vicens will do a special demonstration before the concert. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 718-463-7700

August 16-18, Times vary. Latino Cultural Festival: Queens Theatre will host the 16th Annual 2012 Latino Cultural Festival. Concerts include Argentine Tango, Dominican Bachata, Latin Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Colombian, Afro-Cuban and Mexican performers. Plus, comedy shows, a Spanish-languageCinderella play and more. Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave, S. Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Flushing. 718-760-0686

August 18, 7 p.m. 1962: Lecture and photos look back 50 years, when gas was 28 cents per gallon, the Cold War was raging, the Vietnam War was ramping up the Bob Dylan's protest music was gaining popularity. $5, Free for members. Greater Astoria Historical Society. 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor., Astoria/LIC. 718-278-0700

August 18, 8 - 10 p.m. An Evening with the Stars Astronomy Program: With help from an astronomer, marvel at the moon, the Milky Way, the Red Giant and Scorpio the double star Albeiro and the Summer Triangle. $7+. Alley Pond Environmental Center. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 718-229-4000
August 26, 6 p.m. Electric Sounds of Eart' Acte: Treat your ears to a rollicking evening of favorite pop tunes from the 1940s to the 1990s. Performers include George Masone (vocals & guitar), Stephen C. Josephs (flute & keys) and others. $2-$4. Queens Botanical Garden. 43-50 Main St. Flushing., 718-886-3800

August 28, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Busy, Busy, Honey Bees!: Meet a professional bee keeper, learn to make bee wax candles, sample honey, play bee games and more. For families with children ages 4-10. $10-$16. Alley Pond Environmental Center. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 718-229-4000

August 29, 8 p.m. She Devils, Women in Comedy: A night of hilarious comedy from the funniest people in the world who also happen to have no Y chromosomes. $20. Laughing Devil. 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. 347-913-3845
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

GUGGENHEIM tours JH - Art Abounds

Every Friday, April 6th - May 4th, 2012
3:00 - 6:00 PM
37th Road Pedestrian Plaza
Jackson Heights, Queens

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, presents ITINERANT, a citywide festival for Contemporary Performance Art to be hosted at various venues in the five boroughs of New York City. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection.

Hector Canonge and Camila Cañeque present the durational, site-specific performance and public intervention "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart"inspired by the transient nature of people, and the ephemeral relevance of historical figures. The performance evokes the complex relationship, influence, and dependence between the colonizer and the colonized, the lover and the enemy, the Old and New Worlds, the Americas and Europe, and the present with the past.

ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in Contemporary Performance Art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be featuring new and existing works that explore the program’s theme over a period of 5 weeks starting on March 30th through May 5th.

In addition, ITINERANT will present Public Performances at the new 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza (between 74th and 73rd Streets) in Jackson Heights, Queens, every Friday, April 6th – May 4th, 3 – 6 PM,

and the closing event on Saturday, May 12th, 3 – 6 PM

featuring the public performances by Chloe Bass, John Cichon, Lizzie Scott, and Priscila Stadler on Saturday, May 12th, 3 – 6 PM.

CHRISTY WALSH - photographs
78-23 37th avenue
6 to 11 pm

I am accustomed to being uncomfortable and I really like it. Perhaps I am just a little disingenuous; I think that discomfort keeps me honest. Also, being uncomfortable seems like a difficult choice, and if I think something is difficult, that is was what I want to do. Where do all of these stressful choices lead me? I crave structure. Not to mention coffee.

I seek to explicate intellectual and emotional content through movement and imagery. I am interested in philosophy, history, mathematics and systems of power. I try to make dry topics lively but this does not mean I don’t indulge in the occasional formal exercise, abstract tango or series of portraits of buildings. I am interested in greater perspective but sometimes, small details create a telling narrative. I am rigorous in my study but loose in my application. I defy genre without meaning to. I want to do everything at once but can only do one thing at a time.

Stillspotting NYC


by SO – IL

For Transhistoria, the third edition of stillspotting nyc, the architects at Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) explore how one finds calm and inner peace in a bustling environment such as Jackson Heights.
In two-hour self-guided tours starting from the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Ave. station, Transhistoria visitors will encounter four of these personal transhistories, selected from a series of around six indoor and outdoor spaces that frame the special experiences of these stories of migration, displacement, and finding familiarity and identity in a new place.
Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, April 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, and May 5-6, 11am-7pm with the last tour starting at 5pm.
$10, $8 members, Child (12 & under): Free
For tickets please click here or visit:
Visitors will receive a map, directions for a self-guided tour, and a wristband for access to four sites that they may choose from the six sites open daily.
Tours initiate from the stillspotting ticketing kiosk just south of the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave transit hub at 40-40 75th Street.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jackson Heights resident Bree Benton Show!

La MaMa will be presenting Poor Baby Bree in
I Am Going to Run Away, a one-woman tragicomic musical inspired by Victorian melodrama and early cinema, conceived and performed by Jackson Heights resident Bree Benton, with an original book written by Benton and fifteen archival songs from the golden age of vaudeville (1890s-1930s). The production’s directed by David Schweizer, with musical direction by Jackson Heights resident Franklin Bruno (on piano), and featuring Karen Waltuch (on viola) and Jacob Garchik (on tuba and trombone).

Poor Baby Bree in I Am Going to Run Away runs from April 13 – 29 at The Club at La MaMa (74A East 4 St.) in NYC and officially opens on April 14.

For more info you can visit
You can view a promo video trailer for the show at
and video footage is available upon request)

The press dates are: Fri 4/13 at 10pm, Sat 4/14 at 10pm, Sun 4/15 at 5:30pm

Friday, February 24, 2012

JH Hosts 2nd QUEENS WORLD Film Fest

The 2nd Annual Queens World Film Festival

MARCH 1-4 2012

Screening challenging films from around the world

and around the corner

Queens World Film Festival 2

announces it will again showcase over 127 unique, creative, outstanding films from Bangladesh, Iran, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, South Africa, Norway, Canada, Australia, Los Angeles, Colorado, Missouri, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, and

local filmmakers right here in Astoria, Forest Hills

and Jackson Heights!

March 1, 2012 from 6 to 9

QWFF will launch at the

Museum of the Moving Image

with a meet and greet After Party at Studio Square

More Info: about attending the films, festivities & panels!

March 2 thru 4 - QWFF will utilize 3 locations that are accessible to EVERYTHING:

The Jackson Heights Cinema

(82nd and Roosevelt Ave)

The Renaissance Charter School

(81st street and 37th Ave)

and PS 69

(77th Street and 37th Ave)

some upcoming events and highlights at this year's event include:


from 5:30 to 7:30

you can enjoy


at Armondo's

which includes 4 courses and tickets to the show

at PS 69 at 8pm


'Model Rules' - Meet Marlyn Mason!

who starred in The Trouble with Girls

with Elvis Presley & appeared in over 80 TV shows

She is now making films at 72 years old that challenge aging

and the elder image

This OLD SPICE BLOCK is FREE to Senior Citizens!

Saturday at 11:30 am Renaissance Charter


BLOCK programming of films focus on common themes,

for example:


Quirky Short Stack (Off beat short program)

Unflinching Looks (Documentaries)

Love and Other Dangerous Games (shorts w/ a twisted heart)

Old Spice (Shorts for Seniors)

Tough Stuff (Tough subject matter, not for the faint of heart)

Mostly By Youth, Mostly For Youth


You will not have to travel far to see

international films

and meet up & coming filmmakers

THANK YOU! to our Official Sponsors!

Amalgamated Bank, Stella Artois, Gold Coast Studios, Duart and Prudential Insurance...

plus generous support from local Jackson Heights businesses:

Realtor Dan Karatzas - Ultima Floral - Jahn's - Table Wine - Armondo's - Espresso 77 - Limoncello - Jim Morgo