09/04/15 1:00pm

New York Hall of Science Presents October Waves 2013

She shoots seascapes by the seashore.

Sandra Gottlieb loves to take photos of the Atlantic Ocean while standing on the sands of Rockaway Beach. Depicting the sky, the water, and waves at different times of day and during different seasons, the images contrast light, texture, and form.

During the October 2013 hurricane season, the waves were bigger and more powerful than usual. So Gottlieb used a 300mm fixed lens to capture the crests of the waves and the hollow sections and the troughs between crests. She worked at sunset, when the light and atmosphere were most intense and the light’s reflection off the water created colors and textures within the waves.

From now until October 31, the New York Hall of Science is presenting October Waves: 2013, a display of 30 photos by Gottlieb with the central theme of changing light and shifting tides. The idea is to portray the timeless quality of being at the edge of the sea.

Another stunning photo and more information are on the jump page.

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09/04/15 12:00pm

21-07 38th Street Astoria rental

This cozy one-bedroom Astoria rental is pretty no-frills, but it’s in nice shape at a reasonable $1,950 per month.

The new-looking kitchen has ample counter and cabinet space, thanks to a bi-level countertop that faces out into the living area. There’s not enough room for a full dining set, but there’s space for stools at the counter or maybe a small table along the side of the living room. (more…)

34-22 81st Street Jackson Heights

This bright Jackson Heights co-op has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, spacious living and dining rooms, and a kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinet space.

Located at 34-22 81st Street, the landmarked Chateau building — built in 1923 by architect Andrew J. Thomas — is close to buses along 35th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, a short walk from the 7 train and near countless eateries and other conveniences. (more…)

09/02/15 6:35pm

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Ah, the zeppoli. The twirling kiddie rides. The basketball contest with a cheap doll as the reward! There’s nothing like street festivals in Queens. They form lasting childhood memories. They bring a community together. They jam traffic for blocks.

Ridgewood is actually going to host two such events over the next two weekends. Please see the jump page for information on both happenings and another photo.

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09/02/15 2:00pm

It's In Queens

The week’s big news is the re-opening of the Queens International Night Market in Jamaica. Other items include a silent disco, a photo exhibit on Rockaway, outdoor dance, and some end-of-summer staples, such as the Fresh Pond Road Festival. Here’s the rundown.

September 3, Silent Disco, 6 pm. Put on earphones, listen to a deejay, and dance under the stars. Headphones are free, but a credit card or ID must be used as collateral to borrow them. Hunters Point South Park, Center Boulevard between 50th and 54th avenues, Long Island City.

September 3, Fresh Pond Road Festival, until September 6. Countless shopping, eating, and entertainment opportunities on four consecutive nights on a five-block stretch of Fresh Pond Road between Menahan and Woodbine streets in Ridgewood.

Open through October 31, October Waves: 2013, 9:30 am. An exhibition of photographs taken at sunset during the October 2013 hurricane season at Rockaway Beach. $15. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona.

September 4, Suite Summer Festival, through September 6. These site-specific performances invite the audience to rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. (Friday, 6 pm to 7 pm; Saturday, 5 pm to 6 pm; Sunday, 3 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 6 pm.) Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City.

September 4, Free First Fridays, 10 am to 8 pm. Wine-and-beer cash bar, public tours in English and Japanese at 2 pm, and Center of Attention, an extended conversation about a single work of art—Noguchi’s Infant is the topic on this night. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City.

September 5, Queens International Night Market, 6 pm to midnight. More than 100 independent vendors selling food from around the world. 90-02 168th Street, Jamaica.

September 5, Paint Party: Workshop for Autistic Children, 10:30 am to noon. Hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects specially designed for children (ages 3–5) with autism spectrum disorder. Free. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona.

September 5, Back to School Festival, noon to 3 pm. Beat the stress of returning to school with an afternoon of activities including games, rides, craft projects, and giveaways. Free. Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside.

September 6, Salon Sunday, 1 pm. Artists are welcome to present their work for a 10-minute discussion, and network over cookies and coffee. Open to anyone curious about art and artists. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard.

September 6, Omar’s Summer Send-Off, 2 pm to 6 pm. A party hosted by magician Omar Olusion with live deejay music, dance contests, games, and magic shows. Free. Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, Flushing Meadows Carousel.

September 8, Gertrud Parker Exhibit, through September 27. Parker founded the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art. This is the first one-woman display of her watercolors and prints, which combine whimsy with gravity. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 405 Klapper Hall, Flushing.

September 9, Jeanine Durning: To Being (Premiere) + inging (Reprise), through Sept. 26, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm. Part spoken word performance, part reverie, part dance, part oral biography, part meditation and psychotherapy, inging is a choreography of the mind. $18. The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City.

 

09/02/15 12:00pm

78-11 Main Street Kew Garden Hills

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom coop has a cozy but charming galley kitchen with new appliances and generous cabinet and counter space.

Located at 78-11 Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills, the building is close to buses, restaurants and other businesses on both Main Street and Union Turnpike. There are no train stations in the immediate vicinity, but the E and F at Briarwood-Van Wyck are about a 20-minute walk down Main Street. (more…)

09/01/15 6:47pm

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In the early 1970s, the Fiber Art Movement was in its heyday. Feminists, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, were creating traditional crafts with natural or synthetic fiber, such as yarn, to celebrate women who worked with textiles in factories or the domestic sphere.

Gertrud Parker was in the center of the action, making sculptures of dyed “gutskin,” a fine, almost transparent material stretched over welded frames. The Vienna native also created paintings, prints, mixed media, and installation pieces and founded the now shuttered San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art.

On September 8 at 6 pm, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, a part of Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, will host an opening reception for a new exhibition honoring Parker. The nonagenarian will be present and participate in a conversation with museum director Amy Winter.

Set to run until September 27, this exhibition features mostly watercolors and prints, many of which juxtapose a light, translucent palette with dark themes of human existence. This is the first time Parker has been in a one-woman show and the first time she has exhibited in New York City. More information and another photo of a Parker piece are on the jump page.

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09/01/15 1:00pm

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The practices have been open to the public during July and August (above), but now it’s showtime. On Friday, the In-Sight Dance Company will kick off the sixth-annual Suite Summer Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park. This three-day event offers site-specific performances that entice the audiences to rove around the Long Island City green space and participate in immersive dance experiences.

There’s really nothing like it in New York City. Founded in 2008, In-Sight strives to create dance that inspires critical thought and reasoned discussion. The company’s main goal is to improve society through performance, community partnerships, and service. More information on this weekend’s schedule and another photo are on the jump page.

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09/01/15 9:30am

Queens' Broadway walking tour

There’s a Broadway in every borough. The most famous runs the length of Manhattan and continues into the Bronx and Yonkers beyond that; another forms the border of Bedford Stuyvesant and Bushwick in Brooklyn; another serves as a spine of West New Brighton in Staten Island and runs past the Staten Island Zoo; and then in Queens, whose Broadway runs from Ravenswood to Elmhurst and serves as one of Long Island City’s key shopping arteries, joining Steinway Street and 30th Avenue.

Queens’ Broadway, which attained its present length only in the early 20th century, is an amalgam of a number of roads: Broadway in Ravenswood ran southeast to the now-demapped Ridge Road near Newtown Road; and the eastern part between Woodside Avenue and Queens Boulevard is the easternmost section of the colonial-era Hellgate Ferry Road, which connected Elmhurst and the East River; twisting Woodside Avenue follows most of its route today. The routes were joined in the years before the new IND subway was routed along a lengthy section from Steinway Street to Queens Boulevard in the 1930s.

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08/31/15 1:00pm

Queens International Night Market Moves to Jamaica

The Queens International Night Market opened with a bang – not to mention Chinese barbecued squid, Argentine grilled steak, and Japanese octopus balls — last April. Based lightly on outdoor markets that are popular throughout Asia, more than 20 food tents set up shop in the New York Hall of Science’s 100,000-square-foot parking lot and thousands of hungry and curious people attended.

The food and fun continued and even grew on the following Saturday nights with hand-pulled noodles, shaved ice, and live entertainment. But on August 15, the bazaar had to close down due to logistical, calendar issues.

Now the magic is back, but not in the same location.

On September 5, the Queens International Night Market will re-open in the vicinity of 168th Street and 90th Avenue, about one block from the bus terminal in Jamaica. More than 100 independent vendors are expected to join the spectacle, which will run from 6 pm to midnight. John Wang, the organizer, plans to run the market through October 31. More details and another mouth-watering photo are on the jump page.

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