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Things to Do in Queens This Month - January 2018

January 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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If you really want the full New York City experience, you've got to make a trek out to all five boroughs, including the one-of-a-kind area of Queens. Home to MoMA PS1, the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the Queens International Night Market, there's plenty to see in do in Queens. Check out City Guide's list of things to do in Queens this month for a full and thorough rundown.

Mister Saturday Night - Nowadays
January 13, 2018 - Ridgewood

Line-up / Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter: Mister Saturday Night Mister Saturday Night is a party thrown by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. The aim is simple – to create a welcoming space and present music that they love – but the commitment is deep: the two built Nowadays from top to bottom to make sure they had the right home for their community. All that's left is for you to show up. Then the magic happens...

Inside The Living Torah Museum: See, Touch, & Wear Archaeological TreasuresFlying Trapeze Class @ Circus Warehouse, NYC's Pro Circus Training Center - New York Adventure Club
January 14, 2018 - Queens

Get off the #7 train in Long Island City, cross the Long Island Rail Road tracks, navigate to an unmarked door, and get ready to fulfill your dreams as a circus flyer inside the only professional training facility for circus arts in the New York City area. Join New York Adventure Club for a private Flying Trapeze class inside Circus Warehouse, an 8,000 square foot traditional and contemporary circuses training facility in Long Island City, Queens that has turned out artists for internationally-renown circus companies including Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, Cirque du Soleil, and Hamid Circus. Led by the owner of Circus Warehouse, our unique experience will include: A 1.5-hour lesson on the Flying Trapeze with pro trainers — after a group stretch and a simple lesson, you'll slip on a safety harness to accomplish your first swing on a full-scale flying rig The history and story behind Circus Warehouse, and how it has cultivated a community of seasoned pros from all over the world who come to train and teach A discussion around the unique training programs offered at the facility, including trampoline, silks, swinging trapeze, and wire walking A chance to see resident... (read more)

Gran Regreso De Sonido Condor - La Boom
January 14, 2018 - Queens

Oficialmente en la Búsqueda del Nombre intervinieron Héctor Jaime, Agustín y Arnulfo Aguilar Vázquez aunque después de unas Horas de Reunión al Final el nombre votado por Arnulfo Aguilar fue el que Gano. Los 3 Hermanos éramos de Extracción Universitaria, Héctor Prepa 8 Facultad de Derecho Plantel E.N.E.P. Acatlán, Agustín CCH Azcapotzalco Facultad de Contaduría U.N.A.M., Arnulfo Prepa 3 y Prepa 4 y Facultad de Derecho U.N.A.M., el nombre de Sonido Cóndor se deriva del Equipo de Futbol Americano de la UNAM (Los Cóndores) Arnulfo al ver un poster que tenia en su Cuarto y estando acostado volteo a ver al Poster...Repitió CONDOR!! Después de una exclamación los 3 Dijeron SONIDO CONDOR.

Planetarium with Josh Dunn Djing and Gunnar Haslam Playing Live - Nowadays
January 14, 2018 - Ridgewood

Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Records are woven together from across the spectrum – new classical, electronic music, pre-war blues, new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, field recordings and beyond – and there are often live performances to augment the experience. For this edition, we have Planetarium resident Josh Dunn at the turntables and Gunnar Haslam performing live throughout the evening. Gunnar Haslam is a physicist-turned-producer with a talent for synths and a catalogue of heady releases exploring the reaches of ambient, acid and techno. He'll be manning his modular synth setup tonight, and it'll be amazing.

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Eclectic Props, Largest NYC Prop Company - New York Adventure Club
January 15, 2018 - Queens

Imagine a place where film & television producers could rent thrones for their medieval sets, top hats for their 19th-century character actors, and fake squirrels for scenes of nature in NYC — this wonderland exists, and all in a Long Island City warehouse. Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Eclectic / Encore Props, New York City's largest collections of antiques, furniture, and accessories for rent on the East Coast. Led by the CEO & Founder of Eclectic / Encore Props, our all-access experience through the 95,000 sq ft space, once a former Pepsi Cola factory, will include: An overview of the history and story behind Eclectic / Encore Props, and how the founder went from only having $175 in her pocket to running one of the largest prop companies on the East Coast A walkthrough of the three-story facility that contains props in dozens of categories including Sports & Weapons, Toys, Diner, and Juke Boxes A first-hand look at the comprehensive cataloging system that keeps track of over one million props A discussion around logistics and how the company services thousands of New York theater, film, and TV productions Click h... (read more)

Tony Troffa and Disco_bobulated (Jusoong C3) - Nowadays
January 18, 2018 - Ridgewood

Tony Troffa is a DJ and producer who has been spinning records for over 25 years, always with a focus on unknown disco, soul, African and Latin tunes. He recently co-founded Made in NY Records with JuSoong Sun (aka Disco-Bobulated and C3). JuSoong was a fixture of lower Manhattan growing up, both as a prolific graffiti writer and a b-boy. He shows up in film, too: JuSoong was an extra in The Warriors and makes multiple appearances in Maestro, a 2003 doc about the Paradise Garage and the Loft. With Made in NY Records, he and Tony focus on edits of rare and unreleased afro-soul and disco. Tonight they hit the 'days to shine a light on their favorite hidden gems.

Reggeaton Fridays Ft. Karol G - La Boom
January 19, 2018 - Queens

Working Women with Garrett David - Nowadays
January 19, 2018 - Ridgewood

NYC-based collective Working Women — DJ Ashlyn, DJ Voices, DJ Nina and DJ Nicely — formed last year, when its members gathered one evening to play records. They began DJing as a foursome, combining their perspectives into a single musical vision. The result is an uncanny ability to set just the right tone. Joining them tonight is Chicago DJ and producer Garrett David. Garrett is one of the founders of the Stripped & Chewed label, the head of his own imprint, Night Sea Journey, and a resident of Smart Bar's weekly party, Queen!, which just so happens to be one of the best dances we know of.

Mutual Dreaming: Xosar, Relaxer, Shyboi - H0l0
January 20, 2018 - Ridgewood

Physical Therapy and Umfang - Nowadays
January 20, 2018 - Ridgewood

Physical Therapy is a New Jersey native and the head of the Allergy Season label. He's also a producer and DJ who wields a colorful, and ever-growing, palette of club sounds (tropical techno, house, jungle, you name it). Sharing the night is Umfang, the co-founder of Discwoman and a boundary-pushing techno DJ and producer. Preconceived notions are best left at home tonight: both define club music on their own terms.

Int'l Winners at H0l0 with Fatik & Ma Sha - H0l0
January 21, 2018 - Ridgewood

Noches Mexicanas FT El Komander - La Boom
January 21, 2018 - Queens

Planetarium with Evan Shornstein aka Photay Playing Live and Justin Carter Djing - Nowadays
January 21, 2018 - Ridgewood

Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Records are woven together from across the spectrum – new classical, electronic music, pre-war blues, new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, field recordings and beyond – and there are often live performances to augment the experience. At this installment, Justin Carter is at the turntables and Evan Shornstein, aka Photay, is performing live throughout. As Photay, Evan blends samples, field recordings and synthetic sounds over polyrhythmic percussion. This evening, he'll forgo the beats and set off to explore more ambient terrain.

Meet Me at MoMA - MoMA PS1
January 23, 2018 - Long Island City

Please join us for The Museum of Modern Art's monthly program for individuals with dementia and their family members or caregivers. Meet Me at MoMA provides a forum for dialogue through looking at and making art. Specially trained Museum educators highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions during an interactive program in the Museum's galleries and classrooms.

ZS 15 Year Anniversary Show - H0l0
January 25, 2018 - Ridgewood

Seminal avant band ZS celebrates 15 years of genre defying music practice and creation of difficult listening. The band, which has had 15 members in its 15 years, will appear in it's current incarnation with founder and saxist Sam Hillmer, Guitarist Patrick Higgins, Drummer Greg Fox and their new member, electronics and midi wizard and guitarist Michael Beharie. In addition to celebrating 15 years of existence, ZS will also be celebrating the release of their newest record 'NOTH'. 'NOTH' showcases the bands newest work, jungles of pummeling electro-acoustic sounds, and also inaugurates their new 'SOCIAL NOISE' imprint, formed in collaboration with RVNG's Commend store, a vinyl boutique focused on rare sounds and alternate means of disseminating media. The show features a stellar, genre, and epoch spanning group of musicians ranging from free Jazz pioneer Oliver Lake, to Durban South Africa's Gqom King DJ Lag, and Cibo Matto front woman Miho Hatori's New Optimism project, and other New York staple pioneers.

Duane Harriott and Son of Sound - Nowadays
January 25, 2018 - Ridgewood

Duane Harriott is one of our favorite New York selectors. He's been serving soulful tunes to New York's dance floors for over two decades. He's one half of Devin Dare, one half of Bim Marx, 100% of Desiree West and 100% amazing. Sharing the decks with him tonight is Henry Maldonado, aka Son of Sound. Henry is a native New Yorker and a dedicated producer who's released music steadily since 1991. His sound draws from early '80s R&B, soul, hip hop, electro-funk and house — which is to say, it's New York through and through.

DJ Python and Riobamba - Nowadays
January 26, 2018 - Ridgewood

Brian Piñeyro is a man of many monikers (DJ Wey, DJ Xanax and Luis among them). He dons the alias DJ Python to deliver his unique brand of reggaeton-infused techno. For a taste, check out his debut full length, Dulce Compañia, released on Incienso last September. Sharing the decks is DJ and producer Riobamba. Riobamba is the founder of APOCALIPSIS (the label and creative agency behind Boiler Room's first reggaeton showcase) and leads A&R for Fania Records. Tonight, she and DJ Python hit the 'days to share the best in boundary-breaking latin club music.

Keep The Vibe - Winter Edition - The Keep
January 26, 2018 - Ridgewood

JT Almon, Michael Magnan and Christy Love - Nowadays
January 27, 2018 - Ridgewood

Int'l Winners at H0l0 with DJ Lostcat - H0l0
January 28, 2018 - Ridgewood

Planetarium: Voyager Golden Record Session with Justin Carter and Josh Dunn - Nowadays
January 28, 2018 - Ridgewood

Line-up / Josh Dunn Justin Carter Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Tonight's edition of Planetarium is dedicated to the Golden Voyager Records. In 1977 NASA shot two crafts into space, each one equipped with a pair of golden records. Contained on the records are images and sounds of earth: greetings in 55 languages, whale songs, rumbling engines, and, of course, music – everything from a Gamelan orchestra to Stravinsky to Johnny B. Goode. The hope is that one day, perhaps millions or even billions of years from now, the records will serve as a message to the inhabitants of some distant planet. This evening, we play reproductions of the golden records in their entirety and try to imagine what it might be like to hear these sounds of earth for the very first time. Josh Dunn and Justin Carter will play other interstellar music before and after the airing of the golden records.

Coldest Winter Ever Pt.3 - Knockdown Center
Through January 28, 2018 - Maspeth

Aquarius by Secret Summer - The Foundry
Through January 28, 2018 - Long Island City

WHAT IS SECRET SUMMER? Secret Summer is a lifestyle, food, beverage and fashion pop-up offering the most quality driven and transporting experiences in the food, beverage, and event industry. Secret Summer organizes contemporary and immersive activations that exceed all expectations while directing awareness to current social and environmental issues. "SECRET SUMMER ANNOUNCES THE FIRST ANNUAL (ARCTIC-CHIC) SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD & COCKTAIL POP-UP 'AQUARIUS'." Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. The Aquarius constellation is a summer constellation in the northern hemisphere. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun is in Aquarius typically between January 20 and February 18. The event will feature many delicacies of the sea as well as a bevy of sustainable seafood purveyors and premium wines & liquors. FOLLOW US OR SUBSCRIBE BELOW FOR THE FULL DISH ON WHAT'S TO COME... Your AQUARIUS tickets includes a discounted LYFT ride to or from the event day-of! Upon your purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Aquarius by Secret Summer. General Admission tickets include all-access to every room, complimentary drinks and co... (read more)

Lauren Flax, JD Samson and Will Automagic - Nowadays
February 01, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Pearson Sound All Night Long - Nowadays
February 02, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Tango Fire - Queens Theatre
February 03, 2018 - Corona

The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires brings this smoldering art form to the stage with twelve spectacular dancers and a quartet of brilliant musicians, tracing the history of the art form from its origin on the streets of Buenos Aires. The success of Tango Fire has been phenomenal; it has toured the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia and South Africa to high acclaim.

Rahaan All Night Long - Nowadays
February 03, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Tango Fire - Queens Theatre
February 04, 2018 - Corona

The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires brings this smoldering art form to the stage with twelve spectacular dancers and a quartet of brilliant musicians, tracing the history of the art form from its origin on the streets of Buenos Aires. The success of Tango Fire has been phenomenal; it has toured the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia and South Africa to high acclaim.

Planetarium with Eamon Harkin Djing and Todd Sines Playing Live - Nowadays
February 04, 2018 - Ridgewood

Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Records are woven together from across the spectrum – new classical, electronic music, pre-war blues, new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, field recordings and beyond – and there are often live performances to augment the experience.

In the Shadows of Auschwitz: the Treatment of Jews in Poland During the Hol... - Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
February 07, 2018 - New York

In the Shadows of Auschwitz: The Treatment of Jews in Poland during the Holocaust Lecturer: Dr. David Engel Wednesday, February 7th 12:10-2:00pm NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration Bernstein Lecture (Spring 1) Dr. David Engel, Holocaust scholar and author of multiple books on the Holocaust will lecture about the treatment of Jews specifically in Poland during the Holocaust. This presentation will chronicle his research of the Holocaust in Poland, the Polish government-in exile, and the role of complicity versus collaboration versus rescue that occurred in Nazi occupied territories in Eastern Europe. Engel is a Professor of Holocaust Studies & the Chair of Hebrew & Judaic Studies at New York University. Some of his publications include: Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust, Zionism (A Short History of a Big Idea), The Holocaust: The Third Reich and the Jews, Facing a Holocaust: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945, and numerous research articles, reviews, and writings. Dr. Engel holds a doctorate in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed postdoctoral study at Hebrew University's Division of Holocaust Studies, Insti... (read more)

Phil Moffa and DJ Spider - Nowadays
February 08, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Leaving New York for Nowadays with Shanti Celeste and Working Women - Nowadays
February 09, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Mister Saturday Night - Nowadays
February 10, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist's prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann's pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist's early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. In the late 1960s Schneemann began positioning her own body within her work, performing the roles of "both image and image-maker." As a central protagonist of the New York downtown avant-garde community, she explored hybrid artistic forms culminating in experimental theater events. The exhibition considers Schneemann's oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia i... (read more)

Cathy Wilkes - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 will present the first solo museum exhibition in New York focused on Glasgow-based artist Cathy Wilkes (b. 1966), in conjunction with the inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize. Since the start of her career in the 1990s, Wilkes has created sculptural tableaux that engage with the rituals of life. Regularly employing quotidian products and residual materials drawn from her domestic life, Wilkes's installations connect the banalities of daily existence to larger archetypes of birth, marriage, child-rearing, and death. This combination of the personal and universal parallels a meditation at the heart of her work, in which Wilkes's art enacts an exercise in empathy, exposing deeply felt subjective experiences to reach beyond herself while also insisting upon the fundamentally private nature of artmaking. Wilkes is the first artist to receive the Maria Lassnig Prize, a biennial award established by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in June 2016 to honor the achievements of mid-career artists. The Maria Lassnig Prize was originally envisioned by pioneering Austrian artist Maria Lassnig before her death in 2014 at the age of 94, at height of her artistic powers. Having achieved recognition... (read more)

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