36-01 35 Ave.
Astoria, NY 11106
Description: The exhibition Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games showcases the work of game designers and developers who have taken daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. All games, from Tic Tac Toe to Madden NFL, are actually systems that share common features. In this 60-minute workshop, children ages 8 and older, learn what makes a game a game?and what makes a game fun?by making one, using tokens, die, game chips, and other materials. Materials fee: $5
Venue Description: The Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria, serves New York City?s cultural scene with impressive collections and exhibitions that relate to film, television, and digital media. The museum?s mission is to foster an appreciation of the combination of art, history, and technology that underlies all forms of digital media. The museum is home to artifacts that attest to the rich history of film and television, and hosts screenings that are at once entertaining and informative, with directors, actors, and film critics often speaking. The museum offers exhibitions that cater to people of all ages. Behind the Screens, an interactive exhibit, is especially fitted for families, with its interactive activities, classic video arcade games, and a daily screening of the film The Red Balloon. Though more than satisfying in its current state, the museum is currently expanding so as to be able to house more exhibitions.There are special programs for educators and students, professional development programs for teachers, an afterschool program, and events for senior citizens.
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