There’s excitement in beginnings, especially if they happen around Christmas. The Queens Young Professionals broke onto the scene with an inaugural networking event at Austin’s Steak and Ale House in Kew Gardens in the fall. Tonight, December 19, QYP holds its first ever holiday party at Bud’s Ale House in Astoria/Long Island City. All are invited to this supreme networking event, which will feature an unlimited buffet, specially priced drinks and raffles items such as tickets to the Laughing Devil Comedy Club. Spearheaded by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the group, which is free to join, provides resources and support to members as they invigorate the borough’s business and civic life for years to come.
Welcome to the second installment of our three-part series, LIC for Brooklynites! The first part was about where to eat, and now we’re moving on to what to do. Here is our list of worthwhile things to do in LIC, from museums, to parks, to recreation.
This 19th century schoolhouse holds some of the most current art available in NYC; it is one of the oldest (and largest) nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the US, founded in 1971. Various kinds of new and experimental art in all media are displayed throughout the space, and MOMA PS1 considers itself more of an exhibition space, rather than a “collecting institution.” As indicated by its name, PS1 is affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art.
Each summer, PS1 launches their weekly “Warm Up,” a music (often DJs) and dance extravaganza held in the courtyard of the museum, surrounded by the winner of the “Young Architects Program,” usually in the form of a large scale art piece that consumes the place. Inside is the newly opened M. Wells Dinette, the creation of Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Diner fame, and probably the best place in the borough for sous vide prepared food and other culinary delights.
MOMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101; (718) 784-2084; momaps1.org (GMAP) Hours: 12-6pm, Thursday through Monday (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday) Admission: $10 adults; $5 students and senior citizens; free for MoMA members, MoMA Corporate Members, MoMA admission ticket holders, Long Island City Residents, NYC public school students, Members of the Press, and other Museum Staff with valid ID.
DST3K Presents: Manos: The Hands of Fate – Hang out at Laughing Devil Comedy Club for Devil Science Theater 3000 and watch a terrible movie, all the while making fun and playing drinking games. A professional comedian will be there to egg you on. $5 and no drink minimum (though they do have signature cocktails and draft beer). Movie starts at 10:30pm. (more…)
Steve Hofstetter: TV Special Warm-up – Cult hit Steve Hofstetter of Collegehumor.com fame is out to make you laugh IRL at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City (GMAP). He’s been CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, ESPN’s Quite Frankly, VH1′s Countdown and numerous others. Laugh off the workweek with him tonight.