Arts and Culture, Event
Jun 04, 2010

Queens Art Express is Back

The Queens Art Express returns! In its second year, it will “feature performances, exhibitions, art events and great places to eat in the unique cultural communities along the route of (…)

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The Queens Art Express returns! In its second year, it will “feature performances, exhibitions, art events and great places to eat in the unique cultural communities along the route of the No. 7 train.” 38 art venues and 80 local merchants will be involved during this spring art festival – sounds like something not to miss!

The 4-day event is from Thursday, June 10 to Sunday, June 13.  Events happening in LIC – just one of the Queens communities featured – are scheduled during the entire length of the event. Here are some examples of what’s scheduled throughout Long Island City:

Thursday, June 10
3-6:00pm: MTA Arts for Transit: Music Under New York (MUNY) Performances: Queensboro Plaza, (mezzanine) : Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz, musical saw player

7:00pm : Long Island City : LaGuardia Performing Arts Center : Short films from the LaGuardia Community including, “Seven Word Pairs for the #7 Train” : FREE : 31-10 Thomson Ave, Room E-241 : 718-482-5151

Friday, June 11
12-6:00pm : Long Island City : P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center : P.S.1 and MoMA present : Greater New York 2010, the third iteration of a series renowned for showcasing emerging artists who are living and working in the metropolitan area : $5 Suggested Admission; $2 Students and Senior Citizens : 22-25 Jackson Ave : 718-784-2084

8:00pm : Long Island City : Secret Theatre : The Queens Players present Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” : Admission: $15 : 44-02 23rd St : 718-392-0722

Saturday, June 12
12-6:00pm : Long Island City : Flux Factory : Open Studio Weekend & “Science Fair!” : An interactive group exhibition co-curated by the Metric System : FREE : 39-31 29th St : 718-707-3362

12-8:00pm : Long Island City : Subdivision : Subdivision supports and promotes the work of independent designers : FREE : 48-18 Vernon Blvd : 718-482-1899

Sunday, June 13
12-6:00pm : Long Island City : M55 Gallery : Tokyo-based artist interested in the mechanism of seeing: Yosuke Ito : FREE : 44-02 23rd St : 718-729-2988

3:30pm & 8:00pm : Long Island City : Secret Theatre : The Queens Players present Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” : Admission: $15 : 44-02 23rd St : 718-392-0722

The kickoff party (woo!) is next week, and will feature DJ Velvet & set visuals by multimedia artist Renzo Ortega of Local Project.

Queens Art Express Kickoff Party
When: Wed, June 9th, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: L haus, 11-02 49th Avenue, LIC
Directions: Take 7 train to Vernon Jackson, Follow 50th Ave East to 11th St.

Please RSVP here for the party.  And if you attend, let us know how you liked it!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

3 Comments

Michelle

The ‘Saw Lady’ – yay! I hope I’ll catch the end tail of her gig as I return home from work. That’ll be a refreshing transfer.

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trxfreely

I noticed a bunch of promotions tied with the Arts, including Nixtamal way out there ! And I am curious about this Secret Theatre.

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