Thursday, October 29, 2015

NOVEMBER- turn back that clock! and have FUN...

all of this in QUEENS: 

Oct. 30-Nov. 14. Wait Until Dark: It's 1944, and three men are tormenting a blind woman in her Greenwich Village apartment. She tries to escape, leading to a dramatic conclusion.

Nov. 1, 3 pm. DeepĆ£vali or Diwali: The Festival of Lights: Hindus all over the world participate in this colorful ritual which celebrates the victory of good over evil.

Nov. 1, 3 pm. Renee Taylor: My Life on a Diet: This TV and Broadway star does stand up about the hilarious diets that have guided the her life throughout the majority of her 60-year career.

Nov. 2, 7 pm. 1915 Panama Pacific Expo: Learn about the Panama Canal and check out Matthew Model Flats, architectural gems that are found in Ridgewood and Woodside.

Nov. 6-11, times vary. 13th Annual NY Korean Film Festival: Nine films in the crime thriller, romantic fantasy, and feverish erotica genres. Guest producers/directors on some dates.

Nov. 7, 2:30 pm. Rhythm Meets Gospel: A collaborative effort featuring African-Latino rhythms from the Caribbean joined with Gospel to create a musical extravaganza.

Nov. 7 & Nov. 141:30 & 3:30 pm. Make it: Youngsters enjoy a lesson on how to make their own short animations using different stop motion techniques.

Nov. 8, 8:30 pm. R&B Night To Remember. Have a good time with performances by Howard Hewett, Cherrelle, Atlantic Starr, Force MDs, Surface, and BB&Q Band.

Nov. 12, 6:30 pm. Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking Class: Liza Lopez, chef at Tastee Vegan, teachers how to make delicious lentil loaf with a balsamic glaze, roasted cauliflower macaroni and cheese, a chocolate pumpkin mousse, and much more.

Nov. 13, 8 pm. New York Classical Players: Violinist Chee-Yun and New York Classical Players perform Astor Piazzolla's exciting tango-inspired Four Seasons in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


October 2-11, times vary. NYC Greek Film Festival: Five new films that reflect the current renaissance in Greek cinema, including Apo Erota and Stratos: To Mikro Psari. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria

October 3, 1 pm. Astoria Noshwalks Tour: A taste of Brazil, Venezuela, Albania, Greece, Egypt and/or Morocco and Chile. Check out Kaufman Astoria Studio and Museum of the Moving Image$55. Meet at Rio Market, 32-15 36th Ave., Astoria

October 3, 5 pm. Markets of NY: Before supermarkets and corner stores dominated the city, public markets were integral to our food system. Join a free talk on the history and revived interest in these markets. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica

October 3, 5:30-8:30 pm: Oktoberfest Flushing Style: Kimchi and Sauerkraut: An evening of entertainment and delicious German-American cuisine served alongside Korean-American dishes.  
$30. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing

Explore Long Island City, a rapidly changing neighborhood of massive new apartment towers and budding cultural centers, set amid the bones of NYC's industrial past. $65. Long Island City

October 9, 8 pm. Crooner Music Fest 2015: Concert featuring Damian Escobar and Ginuwine to benefit the Jamaica YMCA
$25-$150. Resorts World, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica

October 9, 8 pm Monk Tango: The music of genius Thelonious Monk, arranged, played, and danced Tango style$16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

October 10, 1 pm. Cinema: Judgment at Nuremberg: In 1948, an American court tries Nazis for war crimes. The film explores conscience, guilt, and behavior during immoral times. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Fl., LIC

October 11, 1 & 3 pm. Madeline and the Bad Hat: Told with gentle humor and a beautiful musical score, this enemies-become-friends tale charms all ages. $14. Queens Theatre, 14 United States Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park

October 12-18, times vary. Queensboro Dance Festival: After its kickoff, enjoy six curated evenings of Queens-based choreographers and their work - ranging from belly dance to tap, modern to flamenco. $15; $35. The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St., LIC

October 15, 6:30 pm. Turkish Cooking Class: Sila Asa from the Turkish Cultural Center Queens teaches her cuisine. Take home recipes after a some sampling of dishes. $20. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

October 15, 6:30 pm. Third Thursdays in Bliss Plaza: The Afro-Latineers join the outdoor series with their fusion of Afrobeat, Latin Jazz and SalsaFree. Queens Blvd. & 46th St., Sunnyside

Plus, don't miss out on a Halloween Costume Swap

Friday, September 25, 2015

Katie Honan at DNA INFO 

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The National Dance Institute will perform and teach moves along with other live acts at this weekend's Family Day at Diversity Plaza.
Face painting, a bounce house and health screenings are expected throughout the day, which begins at noon on Sept. 26 with a performance by Ajna Dance, which specializes in Bollywood and Bhangra dance. 
Deum Band performs at 12:30, and at 1 p.m. the New York Tibetan Service Center will perform a cultural dance.
There's free Zumba at 1:30 p.m. and Mr. Met will arrive at 2:30 p.m. for photos.
At 3:30 p.m., National Dance Institute will perform and teach moves to families. 
Their demonstration is funded by the Tiger Baron Foundation and National Plaza Partnership, which helps Diversity Plaza. 
The Diversity Plaza Family Day is sponsored by Friends of Diversity Plaza, Sukhi, local elected officials and more. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

TRAILER PARTY! QWFF 5 ready to launch...

5 days, 3 venues, 117 films

QWFF 5 kickoff event!

Join Don and Katha Cato and all those Fabulous Festival associates on FEBRUARY 28

at the Fabulous Local NYC for the Fabulous annual screening of the QWFF trailers. 

Meet the Filmmakers, Festival Directors, Special Guests and help us kick off Festival Month!!! 

THE LOCAL ON FEB 28 at 7pm 

Great atmosphere, gracious hosts, exciting trailers and major networking opportunities. 

Featured Trailers: 
Wild Woman 
Unafraid, voices from the Crime Victims Treatment Center
Clean Break
Diwali Dream Garage
Millie and the Lords
Paradise Found, Paradise Lo$t
The Lives of Hamilton Fish
Short Steps
juice it
4am Gas Station Muzak

The Local NYC
1302 44th Ave, Long Island City, New York 11101


7pm to 10pm

QWFFestival 5: MARCH 17 - 22, 2015