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.
For Rent – Head to the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in LIC for For Rent, a play written by Ozen Yula and directed by Handan Ozbilgin. The play is about “poor, rural teenagers come to the big city to find wealth and prosperity. But in the dark, dangerous public parks of this cosmopolitan city, they are instead led into prostitution and violence.” Tickets are $15 advance sales; $20 at the door; and for $10 students.
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.
If you’re staying local this weekend or looking for a fun park outing, here are kid-friendly activities in 3 different Queens neighborhoods that will probably entertain parents too.
CityParks PuppetMobile Bessie’s Big Shot – Sunday – Bayside -SummerStage is hosting a puppet show about a cow who dreams big. The PuppetMobile, sponsored by Disney, has been making its rounds in NYC for the past few weeks — it’s a fun show not to be missed. For venue details, see the event listing. (GMAP)
Everyone has heard of “Sleep No More,” the immersive rendition of “Macbeth” set in a hotel in Manhattan, well soon Queens will have its own immersive theater experience. Broadwayworld.com reports a four actor production of “Romeo and Juliet” will be taking over a Long Island City warehouse at 26-15 Jackson Ave. The interactive production will run from May 19 through June 10, and the actors are Harvard grads, so it should be pretty stimulating.