QAX 2011

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Thursday, June 16

7:00pm : Astoria : Art House Astoria : Art Exhibition – Ellen Colcord: Colcord has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe including New York, Florence and Lima, Peru. While studying in Italy, Colcord began an intense study of icons, the images became a theme and fire for her work. Fifteen years later, Colcord continues to focus on the mystical, theological and spiritual in her paintings.

11am-5pm Long Island City : Noguchi Museum : Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi’s Travels will feature rarely seen drawings of various animals from around the world, illustrated by Noguchi during his extensive travels abroad

11am-6pm: Long Island City : Sculpture Center : Sculpture Center is pleased to present Time Again, an exhibition that explores the language of repetition, bringing together works that destabilize conventional ways of seeing and considering what is past and what is present

6-9pm: Long Island City : m55 Gallery : Fantastic exhibition title “Muse”. An international group exhibition that focuses on the artist’s inspiration by the muses sponsored by the Belgian Consulate in NY. Also and ongoing video projection on the 7 train construction above the gallery

9:30 am – 2 pm: Corona : New York Hall of Science : Circus! Science Under the Big Top: Walk a tightrope, practice elastic acrobatics, learn how to juggle, and explore the science behind the circus in this special exhibition : Free with NYSCI admission

6:30 pm: Corona: Langston Hughes Library.The weather is going to be perfect for Calpulli’s special version of a Fandango. Join us for the free performance accompanied by the sensational music of Jarana Beat. Hope to see you there.El clima estará perfecto para el Fandango al estilo de Calpulli. Acompáñenos para el evento gratuito con la música sensacional de Jarana Beat. Esperamos verlos allí.

3-6pm: Corona - MUNY performers in subway stations contribute to NYC’s musical culture. 7 train Mets-Willets Point - Mezzanine – William Ruiz Taino: log drummer www.williamruiz.com

8pm Art Reception – works of Stavros Pavlides at Salvatore Larussa Dance Theatre, 66-85 73 Place, Middle Village. exhibit continues throughout the weekend Friday 8-11pm and Saturday 5-8pm


Friday, June 17

9pm: Astoria : Sorta Secret Underground Comedy : The show, originally in their living room, has blossomed into a hulking juggernaut, taking place in such sorta secret locations as a boxing gym, a Laundromat, an active volcano, The Vatican, and the Mir space station. Where? When? Why? Find out secret location by clicking here.

11am-5pm: Long Island City : Noguchi Museum : Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi’s Travels will feature rarely seen drawings of various animals from around the world, illustrated by Noguchi during his extensive travels abroad

11am-6pm: Long Island City : Sculpture Center : Sculpture Center is pleased to present Time Again, an exhibition that explores the language of repetition, bringing together works that destabilize conventional ways of seeing and considering what is past and what is present

7:30-9:30pm : Long Island City : LaGuardia Performing Arts Center : Leap Dance Project Showcase in the Little Theater. The LEAP Dance Project is a professional development program designed to support individual dance artists and foster a community of dance professionals in Queens. Created by QCA in partnership with LPAC, offers a performance opportunity in conjunction with the Queens Art Express that is free and open to the public

8-10pm : Long Island City : Green Space : Cross Pollination creates a relaxed environment for spontaneous, free expression and improvisation between movers, visual artists, and musicians, encouraging synergy amongst artists

6:30-9pm: Long Island City : Ten10 Studios : ‘Carriage House Art Salon’ featuring a solid collaboration with BORO , exhibition of painting + photography and the LIC Alliance Jazz session on Saturday night with 3 sets with live stream and video

12pm-6pm: Long Island City : m55 Gallery : Fantastic exhibition title “Muse”. An international group exhibition that focuses on the artist’s inspiration by the muses sponsored by the Belgian Consulate in NY. Sunset to Sunrise ongoing video projection on the 7 train construction above the gallery

8pm: Sunnyside : Thalia Spanish Theatre : World Premiere of NO PROBLEMO AMIGO, a comedy by Jaime Espinal: For ticket info go to thaliatheatre.org

3 – 6pm: Jackson Heights : MUNY performers in subway stations contribute to NYC’s musical culture. 7 train - 74th St-Broadway/Roosevelt Av- Mezzanine – Natalia “Saw Lady” Paruz: Musical saw player www.sawlady.com

4:00pm : Corona : Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center : A Magic Show with Anthony Corrao. Prepare to be dazzled by the thrilling illusions of magician Anthony Corrao! This is a Summer Reading sign up event–don’t forget to join! : For children ages 6 and up

9:30 am – 5 pm : Corona : New York Hall of Science : Circus! Science Under the Big Top: Walk a tightrope, practice elastic acrobatics, learn how to juggle, and explore the science behind the circus in this special exhibition: Free with NYSCI admission : 47-01 111th St : 718-699-0005


Saturday, June 18

3:00pm : Astoria : QUILL presents Cairo Connections: One City, Many Voices: Queens in Love with Literature (QUILL) presents an afternoon of authors and translations from the Middle East at Jerusalem Nights Restaurant and Café in Astoria. Featured artists Ahmed Eissawi, Alice C. Hunsberger and Joyce Zonana with MC and QUILL artist advisor Roger Sedarat will present classical and contemporary texts with Cairo as a historical and contemporary focal point. $5 admission includes tea and light refreshments. In addition to these amazing authors and translators, QCA will announce the winner of the 2011 QUILL Translation Award! Audiences can also enter the QCA raffle to win a Barnes & Noble Nook Color Reader Tablet and peruse wares by local publishing houses Feminist Press and Fractious Press.

3 pm and 6pm: Astoria: Baseball & Boogie Woogie:musical revue featuring classic songs and comedy, starring talented Queens residents over the age of 60. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church: 30-44 Crescent Street at 30th Rd. please email boxoffice@apacny.org or leave a message at (718) 393-7505.

6pm and 6:30pm : Astoria : 9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) : Earth Movements 3.0: Three Pieces to Save the Planet in Celebration of our Earth and the Arts. No dialogue, no text, but a message coded in movement with music. One song, one story: Earth Movements : Outdoor Event at Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway

8:00pm : Astoria : Art House Astoria : Art Exhibition – Concert of Queens Artists – TBA, a concert of some of Queens’ most exciting musical performers. Salon Night: At the SALON you can play a piece, sing a song, read a poem, or do anything else that requires an audience! The Salon provides an informal setting in which to develop your performance skills. It’s part open mic, part performance workshop, and part party! Please limit yourself to one or two selections and to plan on staying for as much of the salon as you

7 pm: Astoria : Hell Gate Social : A Summer Night’s Dream: in bloom collective curates one night Summer mini-festival in Astoria for Queens Art Express featuring Astoria local artists, poets, vendors and musicians. Film shorts, drink specials and a DJ fueled night!

9pm: Astoria : Sorta Secret Underground Comedy : The show, originally in their living room, has blossomed into a hulking juggernaut, taking place in such sorta secret locations as a boxing gym, a Laundromat, an active volcano, The Vatican, and the Mir space station. Where? When? Why? Find out the secret by clicking here.

11am-5pm: Long Island City : Noguchi Museum : Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi’s Travels will feature rarely seen drawings of various animals from around the world, illustrated by Noguchi during his extensive travels abroad

11am-6pm: Long Island City : Sculpture Center : Sculpture Center is pleased to present Time Again, an exhibition that explores the language of repetition, bringing together works that destabilize conventional ways of seeing and considering what is past and what is present

12-6pm : Long Island City : Homefront Gallery : Closing Reception for Breathing In exhibit by Rona Chang, recipient of a 2011 individual artist grant from Queens Council on the Arts for her series Moving Forward, Standing Still

12-6pm : Long Island City : Flux Factory: An exhibition by Dutch artist-in-residence Wieteke Heldens. She will show drawings, installations, and paintings made at Flux during her six-month residency. The artist’s debut solo exhibition includes paintings and what she refers to as “painthings” and “paintthings.” These works on canvas and paper hint at the conflicting desires to both suppress and emote raw desires and irrational needs

1:00pm : Long Island City : Greater Astoria Historical Society : History Round Table -The Events of the Civil War in 1861- General A.P. Hill (Patrick Falci) will explore the major events and battles during the opening campaigns of the Civil War. Be a witness to history and make your case as to which side are you on? : $5 (free to GAHS members.)

1pm -2:30pm : Long Island City : Queens Council on the Arts’ High School to Art School Summer Portfolio Development Program (HS2AS) presents its 2011 Alumni & Student Exhibition Reception at Reis Studios. Portfolio artwork by both HS2AS alumni and current students will be exhibited, highlighting the many techniques and concepts central to the HS2AS program

12-7pm : Long Island City : 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center : QAX Courtyard event at 5 Pointz for Aerosol Artist WIZ Memorial Event

12pm-6pm: Long Island City : m55 Gallery : Fantastic exhibition title “Muse”. An international group exhibition that focuses on the artist’s inspiration by the muses sponsored by the Belgian Consulate in NY, Sunrise to Sunset ongoing video projection on the 7 train construction above the gallery

8pm: Long Island City : Ten10 Studios : ‘Carriage House Art Salon’ featuring an exhibition of painting + photography (old rivals) and the LIC Alliance Jazz session on Saturday night with 3 sets with live stream and video.

1-5pm : Sunnyside : Sunnyside Artists : “Art Fair at Queen of Angels IV” is a festive, popular, non-denominational local event where 20 selected artists & photographers exhibit and sell their work in old historic meeting hall. $5 gourmet lunch at Patron of the Art Café. Free admission.

8pm: Sunnyside : Thalia Spanish Theatre : World Premiere of NO PROBLEMO AMIGO, a comedy by Jaime Espinal: For ticket info go to thaliatheatre.org

8 pm:Sunnyside: Turkish Shadow Theatre: story telling in English performed with a shadow puppetry at 43-49 45th Street -FREE - info@tccqueens.org-718 482 8263 or www.tccqueens.org

12 pm : Jackson Heights : Due to a lack of galleries, restaurants and cafes have begun to showcase local artists in the community. Lety’s Bakery at 77-06 37th features small work; Maram Pharmacy Window on the corner of 77th and 37th Avenue is curated by Elliot Bassman and will display Historic JH Photographs, Ongoing Group Show at Novo Lounge: 78-23 37th Avenue features 20 JH artists and Exhibit at Espresso 77 – Coffee House and Artist Hot Spot – is located at 35-57 77th Street.

10am: Jackson Heights : Jackson Heights Beautification Group : Historic Jackson Heights Garden Tour and slide presentation by author of Jackson Heights: A Garden in the City, Daniel Karatzas : slideshow : Jackson Heights Community Church : 81-10 35th Avenue Jackson Heights NY 11372
Jackson Heights: Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Pianos 2011 until Monday, July 4. Free access.
A Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano comes to JH Post office! everyone is encouraged to play piano For more info visit: www.singforhope.org.

3 – 6pm: Jackson Heights- MUNY performers in subway stations contribute to NYC’s musical culture. 7 train – 74th St-Broadway/Roosevelt Av – Mezzanine – Nicola: Indie, pop rock singer songwriter www.nicolanicola.com

12-4pm : Corona : Queens Museum of Art :Cool Culture Family Day and from 5-6pm: InQbate Sound Art Residency performance

10-6pm: Corona : New York Hall of Science : Circus! Science Under the Big Top: Walk a tightrope, practice elastic acrobatics, learn how to juggle, and explore the science behind the circus in this special exhibition: Free with NYSCI admission : 47-01 111th St : 718-699-0005

2pm: Corona : Louis Armstrong House Museum: Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Concert Series–
Featuring Hot Jazz trumpeter Bria Skonberg: Admission: $10 includes concert and a guided house tour.
Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Pianos 2011 until Monday, July 4. Free access.
A Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano comes to Louis Armstrong House Museum! Beginning June 18, everyone is encouraged to play a baby grand piano housed in the Armstrong Garden. For more info visit: www.singforhope.org.

12-5pm : Flushing: Flushing Town Hall : See the model of the Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion from the Smithsonian Institution. $5 suggested donation/free members and students with ID, plus a one of a kind gift shop is open, featuring crafts and hand made items from over 50 Queens and Long-Island based artists

2:00pm : Flushing: Voelker Orth Museum : Saturday Jazz Performance with Dotti Anita Taylor

2:30-4:30 : Flushing: Kingsland Homestead : Ongoing history-related exhibitions and lecture series and walking tours to other historical sites located within the borough, including the Flushing Cemetery

3-6pm : Flushing: Crossing Art : For the QAX 2011 Flushing Day Saturday
June 18, Crossing Art will present the Opening Reception for the exhibition Josh Spodek: Motion in Stillness, the first solo exhibition in New York of the artist’s linear zoetropes : www.crossingart.com

8am-6pm: Flushing: Queens Botanical Garden : Queens Botanical Garden tours of award winning “green” Visitor Center and Gallery. Plus exquisite and quiet gardens in the heart of bustling Flushing: $4 – Adults, $3 – Seniors, $2 – Students with ID and children over 3 years of age


Sunday, June 19

1:30pm : Astoria : American Bolero Dance Company : Spanish Dance Recital 2011: Sol Dance Center 30-16 Steinway (bet 31st and 30th Ave) . Ticket price $10 Adults Limited space, RSVP necessary: (718)-382-8888

7:00pm : Astoria : Art House Astoria : Salon Night: At the SALON you can play a piece, sing a song, read a poem, or do anything else that requires an audience! The Salon provides an informal setting in which to develop your performance skills. It’s part open mic, part performance workshop, and part party! Please limit yourself to one or two selections and to plan on staying for as much of the salon as you

11am-5pm: Long Island City : Noguchi Museum : Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi’s Travels will feature rarely seen drawings of various animals from around the world, illustrated by Noguchi during his extensive travels abroad

11am-6pm: Long Island City : Sculpture Center : Sculpture Center is pleased to present Time Again, an exhibition that explores the language of repetition, bringing together works that destabilize conventional ways of seeing and considering what is past and what is present

12-6pm : Long Island City : Flux Factory :An exhibition by Dutch artist-in-residence Wieteke Heldens. She will show drawings, installations, and paintings made at Flux during her six-month residency. The artist’s debut solo exhibition includes paintings and what she refers to as “painthings” and “paintthings.” These works on canvas and paper hint at the conflicting desires to both suppress and emote raw desires and irrational needs

5-7pm: Long Island City : Socrates Sculpture Park : OPEN SPACE: El Museo’s Biennial – The (S) Files 2011: Socrates hosts a component of El Museo del Barrio’s 6th biennial of Latino and Latin American art. Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Trinidad Fombella, and Elvis Fuentes, The (S) Files 2011 highlights the most innovative, cutting-edge art being produced by emerging Latino and Latin American artists working on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street

1-5pm : Sunnyside : Sunnyside Artists : “Art Democracy” Juried show: Local artists elect their best: experimental and blind process. 20 works selected out of 120 submissions to be exhibited in four different Skillman Avenue venues. June 19 – July 17.

4pm: Sunnyside : Thalia Spanish Theatre : World Premiere of NO PROBLEMO AMIGO, a comedy by Jaime Espinal: For ticket info go to thaliatheatre.org

12 pm : Jackson Heights : Jackson Heights Beautification Group : Historic Jackson Heights Garden Guided Tour. Meet at Jackson Heights Community Church : 81-10 35th Avenue Jackson Heights NY 11372

4 pm : Jackson Heights: Percussionist Ingrid Gordon and clarinetist Pascal Archer, join forces to present a program of music exploring the theme of cadenzas: a contemporary twist on a classical idea. St Mark’s Church at33-50 82nd St., Suggested donation: $15 for adults and $10 for students & seniors

11:30-5:30pm : Corona : QMA / Corona Action Network : “Juntos se Puede” Family Festival will offer a colorful array of free family activities at Corona Plaza with an emphasis on health & wellness: 103rd Street & Corona Plaza

2-6pm : Corona : Queens Museum of Art : Inti Raymi Andean Solar Celebration : and from 3 to 7pm Cinemarosa Screenings & Queerin’ Queens Pride Month Celebration

10am – 6pm: Corona : New York Hall of Science : Circus! Science Under the Big Top: Walk a tightrope, practice elastic acrobatics, learn how to juggle, and explore the science behind the circus in this special exhibition : Free with NYSCI admission : 47-01 111th St : 718-699-0005

2 -4: Flushing :Voelker Orth Museum My Lovely Ladies:Floral Art of Natalie Carbone Reception. Works inspired by Victorian Era Botanical Arts and Art Nouveau Posters of Alphonse Mucha.

2:30-4:30 : Flushing: Kingsland Homestead : Ongoing history-related exhibitions and lecture series and walking tours to other historical sites located within the borough, including the Flushing Cemetery

8am – 6pm: Flushing: Queens Botanical Garden : Queens Botanical Garden tours of award winning “green” Visitor Center and Gallery. Plus exquisite and quiet gardens in the heart of bustling Flushing

3 -6 pm: Flushing – MUNY performers in subway stations contribute to NYC’s musical culture. 7 train Flushing-Main St- Mezzanine – El Vate: Andes music
5pm: Sidra Bell Dance NY and Julian DeLeonat The Academy Salvatore Larussa Dance Theatre, 66-85 73 Place, Middle Village Free