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For the 2018 exhibition, projects range from a decolonial greenhouse to audio-sculptural portraits of Queens hip-hop legends. Approaches vary among community-centered pedagogy and production, material experimentation, and redeployment of historical forms of construction, among others. This year contemporary and historical land-use is examined by several artists in projects including a labyrinth of fences and gates, and a steel and textile installation that traces the East River ecology of waste flows through land, water, and biological life. Additionally, several artists employ representations of the human figure, perhaps suggesting a time for reflection upon the Humanist philosophies that seem precarious with looming climate change and ongoing political conflict.
The 2018 Artist Fellows join the ranks of over 300 artists who have received grants for producing work at Socrates since the Park’s first grant in 1995 and the formalization of the Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2000.
Artists: Leilah Babirye, Sherwin Banfield, Amy Brener, Lionel Cruet, Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert, Ronen Gamil, Jesse Harrod, Carlos Jiménez Cahua, Antone Konst, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Leander Mienarus Knust, Joiri Minaya, Nicholas Missel, Nancy Nowacek, Audrey Snyder & Joe Riley
Lego Time - Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
Through March 21, 2019 - Little Neck
'Who Was....?' Book Club - Queens Library - Broadway Branch
Through March 25, 2019 - Long Island City
Each week will focus on one book in this popular biography series, learning about the life of someone outstanding through shared reading, crafts, games, and more. For Black History Month, explore the lives of important African Americans.
Baisley STEM Makerspace: Robotics - Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
Through March 29, 2019 - Jamaica
New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2019 - Garden City
Listen up! The newest LICM traveling exhibit offers children the opportunity to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors will experience our sonic world while exploring 14 interactive learning stations. Children will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing.
What You’ll Do:
• Test your lung power in the Scream Chamber! • Create your own movie soundtrack • Conduct an orchestra with your whole body • Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear. • Explore decibels, amplitude, pitch and sound waves. • Find hidden “animals” in kitchen cupboards by listening (no peeking!) • Discover ways you can protect your hearing.
DreamWorks Trolls The Experience - 218 W. 57th St.
Through May 31, 2019 - Midtown
DreamWorks Trolls The Experience transports guests into the glittery world of DreamWorks Trolls through a visually-stunning, interactive journey to Poppy’s Best Day Ever Celebration. Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls before meeting Poppy while creating unforgettable family memories and sharable social media moments.
NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park - Astoria Park
Through June 01, 2019 - Astoria
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.
Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!
This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.
Open Art Studio for Young Adults with Autism - Queens Museum
Through June 02, 2019 - Flushing
We welcome individuals between 17 and 25. Participants work on projects of their choosing and with mentors, encouraging exploration and expression. This group meets twice a month on select Sundays for forty-five minutes. Registration is required and based on availability.
Circle of Friends for Autistic Children - Queens Library - Astoria Branch
Through June 21, 2019 - Long Island City
Children in our Circle of Friends discover the wonders of science doing simple experiments, develop social skills, and have fun playing games. Caregivers must be present. This program is for children ages 6 -12.
Knit and Crochet Circle - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through June 24, 2019 - College Point
Learn to knit, get help with projects, share patterns and techniques, or have an enjoyable chat as you work on your projects. All handicrafts welcome! We have some supplies, but please bring your own if you have them.
Ping Pong - Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch
Through June 27, 2019 - Cambria Heights
Play ping pong in the library with friends both old and new.
Kids' Film - Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
Through June 28, 2019 - South Hollis
Wii Games - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through June 28, 2019 - College Point
Classic Movie Thursday - Queens Library - Central Library
Through June 28, 2019 - Jamaica
Mornings @ MoMI - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 29, 2019 - Astoria
Family Movie - Queens Library - Woodside Branch
Through June 29, 2019 - Woodside
Head to the library for a family-friendly movie. (Rated PG-13 or below.)
Ping Pong Club - Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
Through June 29, 2019 - South Hollis
Challenge friends to ping pong every Saturday afternoon.
Coloring Time - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through June 29, 2019 - College Point
Relax and unwind at Poppenhusen Library and make new friends while having fun with family coloring time. Coloring sheets and pencils provided.
'Planet Power 3-D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2019 - Corona
Planet Power 3D explores the history of electricity – from the first spark created by man’s hand to today’s industrial power plants. We meet scientists who changed the world, like Faraday, Franklin, and Tesla and we glimpse the future, as Solar Impulse becomes the first plane to complete a round-the-world flight powered only by the sun. With a mix of chalk animation, CGI, archival footage and spectacular aerials, the film also explores the challenges ahead: how to meet the growing energy needs of our industrialized world, while also protecting the health of our planet.
'Flight of the Butterflies 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2019 - Corona
The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies in 3D.
'Backyard Wilderness' 3-D - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2019 - Corona
Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.
We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that could transform you forever – you just need to step outside.
Backyard Wilderness 3D - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2019 - Corona
Toddler Time - Queens Library - Mitchell-Linden Branch
Through November 29, 2019 - Flushing
Join Mrs. H for songs, finger plays, and simple picture books for toddlers ages 6-36 months. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Nail Polish Workshop - Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
Through December 27, 2019 - Ridgewood
Design and polish your own nails or have them done for you. All nail polishes and supplies will be provided.
Sit & Think (Sudoku) - Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
Through December 31, 2019 -
Try your hand at a Sudoku puzzle for fun or just refresh your math skills. All levels of difficulty are offered.
Sea Lion Feeding - Queens Zoo
Through January 31, 2020 - Corona
See the sea lions get their meals and maybe do a trick or two!