03/12/13 2:00pm


Image source: Gallerist

The WSJ writes about the geodesic dome that went up in the Rockaways at the end of last week, as part of MoMA PS1’s project EXPO 1: New York. It’s located between Beach 94th and Beach 95th streets, near what used to be the boardwalk (GMAP). It will serve as a cultural center and gathering space. It has a capacity for about 200 people and programming will happen under the dome.


02/06/13 3:00pm


Image source: Meg Cotner – Welling Court Mural from 2011

ArtInfo has put together a list and accompanying slideshow on where to see great street art in NYC. We were happy to see that 5 Pointz in LIC (GMAP), Welling Court in Astoria (GMAP), and almost-in-Ridgewood but Bushwick 5 Points (GMAP) were all included. Not far from the Ridgewood border – again, in Bushwick – is the art on Vandervoort Place between Flushing Avenue and Thames Street (GMAP) and Gardner Avenue between Flushing and Johnson Avenues (GMAP).


11/21/12 3:00pm


Image courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibition, “The Art of Rise of the Guardians,” is on view at Museum of the Moving Image in New York, November 10, 2012, through March 3, 2013. 

The new animated film, Rise of the Guardians, is in theaters starting today, and we can tell you that it is fabulous (we are told that this is the most advanced animated film in history). We attended a press preview the other day, and were really impressed with what the Museum of the Moving Image has done to present the art involved with this movie. Their exhibit is called The Art of Rise of the Guardians, and it is full of art and artifacts from the filmmaking process.


11/16/12 10:00am

Noguchi Museum Garden

We mentioned yesterday about the unfortunate flooding of works in the Noguchi Museum’s residual collection, and it got us thinking… where do you like to see art? Do you prefer large scale art like you’d see at Socrates Sculpture Park (or the amazing Panorama of the City New York at the Queens Museum of Art – have you seen it?). Are you more interested in classic or contemporary art? Or perhaps public street art? We’d love to know. Leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity.

11/10/12 9:00am

Image Source: Queens Economic Development Corporation

Corona Cares for the Rockaways  is a cultural festival/hurricane relief event at the newly refurbished Corona Plaza (GMAP). Enjoy an afternoon of diverse dance performances, concerts, children’s activities, and art. Plus, there will be a checkpoint where people can donate materials to a van that will make nonstop round trips to The Rockaways and back.

Corona Cares for the Rockaways
Saturday, Nov. 10
Corona Plaza, Roosevelt Ave., between 103 and 104 Streets
12 noon-4 pm | Free

11/09/12 9:00am

Image Source: In Bloom Collective

Starting today and running through Sunday, over 30 Queens artists will display their work at 16 local venues during the first-ever Astoria Arts Festival. Visit participating locations at any time during the weekend and explore a wide-range of inspiring creativity, from paintings and drawings to photography and mixed media.

Don’t miss the opening party tonight (9pm-1am) at Hell Gate Social, 12-21 Astoria Blvd. Festivities will include a group show, DJs Nick Tha’ Smoocher and Frankie Pancakes, a slideshow showcasing all participating artists and vendors selling “Jewelry as Art.” The party will continue at The Sparrow Tavern, 24-01 29th St., with an exhibit featuring photography by Pamela Curtissela Curtiss and drink specials.

Astoria Arts Festival
Friday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 11
Various locations in Astoria
Times vary by location | Free

Image source: Sarah Maxfield

On Election Day, vote with your feet by heading to Long Island City for THROW, a performance-development series at The Chocolate Factory Theater. Curated and moderated by Sarah Maxfield, this installment will feature works-in-progress by Hadar Ahuvia, Tyler Ashley and Christina Masciotti.

Each artist will present 10-20 minutes of material without tech support and then ask the audience three targeted questions about what they just experienced. The answers will help the artists tweak their work.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
The Chocolate Factory Theater
7 pm | FREE!


Image source: Queens Art Express

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