February 27, 2011

So Cool! Origami with Karen Wellington

What: Come make a hat, ball, spinning top, and other exciting creations to impress your friends. All materials are provided. Admission: FREE. For more information call 718-359-1102.
When: March 1st, 2011 @4:00pm
Where: Poppenhusen Library

February 25, 2011

Theatre By The Bay

What: The Community Theatre Group of Bay Terrace Jewish Center presents "Annie", the Tony Award winning Broadway musical classic.
When: Saturday evenings, March 5th, 12th & 26th @8:30PM  |  Sundays March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th @3PM
Where: Bay Terrace Jewish Center 13-00 209th St. Bayside, NY 11360
Cost: $20   |  Senior Citizens & Children: $18  |  Tickets may be ordered by phone or mail. All sales are final. No refunds/exchanges. For more information, call 718-428-6363.

"Annie Costume Day"
Sunday March 6th @3PM
Children 12 and under who come in costume as Annie in her "red & white dress" or Daddy Warbucks in his "bald cap", will receive a FREE treat. At the end of the performance, there will be an opportunity for all character dressed children to to meet and get a signed autograph from the "real" Annie & Daddy Warbucks from the show. Great photo opportunity!

Cast Q&A, Autograph Signing & Meet the Performers
Sunday March 13th and March 20th @3PM
All children in the audience on these days are invited to participate in a Question & Answer session with cast members after the performance. The cast will also sign autographs.

February 19, 2011


What: The Texas State Fair is part of a new series at the Bell House honoring the culture of a different state each month. It features everything Texas without leaving the Big Apple. Enjoy a Tex-Mex style cheese cook-off, a variety of beers from Texas, a belt buckle contest, ping-pong tables, giant Connect Four, DJs Shoot The Jukebox, and so much more!
When: Sunday February 20, 2011 @ 3pm - 7pm
Where: The Bell House 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Visit the Bell House for more info.

February 18, 2011

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

What: Williamsburg Fashion Weekend provides a platform for young and emerging fashion designers who push the boundaries of design, presentation, production, ultimately re-evaluating the fashion industry as a whole.  Shows run the gamut from fashion as conceptual art to ready-to-wear and incorporate live music, theater, and dance. The shows are always raw, experimental and forward thinking.
When: February 18th and 19th @8pm. First Designer will show at 9pm sharp.
Where: Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Ave. Brooklyn, New York.
Entry Fee: $8.00

Queens Day at the Circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Fully Charged, March. 16-20 at Nassau Coliseum.
Join us for Queens Night March 19th at 7:30 p.m. when Queens residents can save up to 50% on tickets!*

Use code QUEENS online at ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone 1-800-745-3000. *Offer not valid on Circus Celebrity, Front Row or VIP seats.  Regular ticket prices are $30/$20, discounted ticket price is $15.

Beauty Makeover - Evento de Belleza

What: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a beauty makeover event and you're invited! Seating is limited so reservations are a must!
Where: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 76-11 37th Ave. Jackson Heights, NY 11372
When: Saturday February 19, 2011 @1pm-3pm
RSVP with Patricia or Alfredo: 718-533-6208 or 917-721-5369

February 14, 2011


Sunday, March 6, 2011
Queens College Colden Auditorium, 3 pm
$18; $12 children 12 and under

The New Shanghai Circus has won more gold, silver, and bronze medals in domestic and international circus competitions than any other Chinese acrobatic company. Breathtaking and polished to perfection, their singular skills amaze and delight audiences of all ages. Regarded internationally as the top troupe of acrobats in the People’s Republic of China, these phenomenal performers have toured extensively throughout Europe and North America. A family favorite! 

February 11, 2011

Valentine's Market & Apothecary

INDOORS at the New Amsterdam Market School
224 Front Street, New York, NY 10038
(Between Beekman St. and Peck Slip)
All events are free of charge, but space is limited. Please RSVP to info@newamsterdammarket.org.

Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 13
Monday, Feb. 14

Saturday, February 12th: VALENTINE CALLIGRAPHY
1-3PM Free
Calligrapher Deborah Delaney from New York Society of Scribes will use Iron Gall Ink provided by Lore tools. ornaments. provisions to personalize your Valentine’s greetings. At the Market School.

Sunday, February 13th: KOMBUCHA MAKING
6-7PM Free
Eric Childs, founder of Kombucha Brooklyn, will give a talk on Kombucha 101 so you can learn the basics of brewing your own kombucha at home. At the Market School, 224 Front Street.

6-8PM Free
The indoor market extends its hours until 7PM for last minute Valentine’s Day shoppers. Plus the Market’s neighbor and collaborator Pasanella & Son Vintners will host a Wine & Chocolate pairing in their wine tasting room, located at 115 South Street, just one block from the Market School. 

For more info, visit their website

Valentine's Night Concert w/ The Manhattans and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes

Councilman James Sanders, Jr. and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks are proud to present a free Valentine's Night Concert. This memorable evening will feature The Manhattans, and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes. Hosted by "The Duke" Johnny Allen. Comedy by Wayne and Charlie. For free tickets, call (718) 527-4356.
When: Monday, February 14th - 7:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:00 pm)
Where: Springfield Gardens Educational Complex - 143-10 Springfield Boulevard (near the Belt Parkway)
How Much: Free

February 10, 2011

The 26th Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

What: Celebrate the life of Langston Hughes this weekend with film screenings, author talks, stories, lectures, music and poetry.
When: Saturday February 12, 2001  |  11AM - 8PM
Where: Queens Library 100-01 Northern Blvd. Corona, NY 11368  |  718.651.1100

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

What: An evening in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day & dedicated to combating genocide. Learn from speakers on genocide & take steps to prevent genocide in the future.
When: February 15th, 2011  |  7-9pm
Where: Queens College Student Union 4th Floor Ballroom
Refreshments served all evening

February 9, 2011

The Ultimate Barista Challenge at the Coffee and Tea Festival

The 6th annual Coffee and Tea Festival celebrates everything related to the two beverages. This year, the Festival hosts the Ultimate Barista Challenge where baristi compete at identical espresso stations in an Iron Chef-style contest. Also featured are interactive classes, lectures and demos from well-known industry professionals on coffee cupping and tasting, afternoon tea etiquette, making tea cocktails and using coffee in recipes.

The event offers two days of fun and interactive classes/lectures/demos from well-known industry pros and pioneers. Programming highlights include topics as varied as coffee cupping & tasting, afternoon tea etiquette, making tea cocktails, and incorporating coffee into your favorite recipes. Included among the featured exhibitors are Melitta, Tavalon Tea, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Jalima Coffee, Fang Gourmet Tea, Shapna Tea & Coffee, TeaClassics, Hancha Tea, Coffee Lab Roasters, Montauk Beverage Works, Runa, Joe’s Coffee House, The Tea Set, Entenmann’s Coffee, World Green Tea Association, and the Tea Association of the U.S.A. The event will also help raise funds and awareness for Cup for Education, a non-profit group that provides help to the poor rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America.

February 19th-20th  |  11AM-5PM
7 West 34th St.

February 5, 2011

Castle for Kids

Bayside Historical Society has created an inviting space within its headquarters, The Castle, where children can learn about everyday life in Queens, circa 1906. A grand opening reception and Victorian Valentine workshop will be held on Sunday, Feb. 6 from 2-4 p.m. to mark the occasion.

The children's room will be open on selected weekends during the spring. Call (718) 352-1548 in advance, or visit baysidehistorical.org for hours. Special programming and activities will be announced. There is a $5 fee per child for the Victorian Valentine workshop ($10 per family) on Feb. 6, which will include the Valentine workshop, period games, activities, crafts, cross-stitching, costumes and more. Call in advance to register. 

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February 4, 2011

Lunar New Year Plans

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Flushing Town Hall all this month to commemorate The Year of The Rabbit.
Saturday Feb. 5 - March 31
Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12-5PM
Suggested Admission: $5/ Members Free 
Exhibition: Culture Blending in Ceramic Arts, a program of Queens College's Year of China. Explore a new path from the Silk Road to the Statue of Liberty.

Make a Clay Rabbit
Sunday Feb. 6th @2PM
Cost: $5
Make a clay rabbit to take home with international ceramic artist and curator Sin-ying Ho. 

Lunar New Year Dance Sampler
Sat Feb 12th @1PM
Annual Favorite! A sampler of spectacular dance performances from Korea, India, Thailand, Taiwan, and China. Presented by the NY Institute of Culture and the Arts. Curated by Dr. Hsing Lih Chou.

Victor Lin Quartet
Fri Feb 18th@8PM
Virtuosic jazz pianist Victor Lin performs regularly at Manhattan’s Knickerbocker where he showcases his skills on both the violin and piano. First generation Chinese-American composer and educator, Lin studied under Kenny Barron and has performed at Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors, Bryant Park, and Blue Note. 

February 3, 2011

York Basketball Doubleheader vs. CCNY

What: Be there when York's Men's Basketball team faces off against the City College of New York in a doubleheader. For additional information, visit http://www.yorkathletics.com.
When: Sunday, February 6th - 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: York College Gymnasium - 160-02 Liberty Avenue (at Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)

February 2, 2011

Reality is Broken

What: SciCafe dwells on the topic of " Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World".
When: February 2, 2011 | 7:00 pm
Where: AMNH Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth (Enter at 81st Street)

Hundreds of millions of people globally—174 million in the United States alone—regularly inhabit virtual worlds because they provide the rewards, challenges, and victories that are often lacking in everyday life. Jane McGonigal, who studies games that require and harness the power of collective intelligence, will discuss why games are engineered to maximize human potential and how they can change and influence life in the real world.

Proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

Additional support is provided by The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc.