Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Masterworks Concert Series
Bernstein & Friends
Pre-Concert Lecture Series at 6:30
Don’t miss QSO’s final concert in their 2008-2009 Bernstein & Friends Masterworks Series! To remember Leonard Bernstein on what would have been his 90th birthday this season, QSO will present Spiritual Journey. This concert will feature Toccata for Percussion Ensemble by Carlos Chavez and Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The evening will conclude with the stunning Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein’s choral masterpiece will showcase the combined concert choirs of Bayside, Central Islip and Francis Lewis High Schools and members of the Newark Boys Chorus. Come celebrate our local, talented youth!
QSO also invites you to attend our new Pre-Concert Lecture Series at 6:30 pm for an informative talk about the evening’s event. Maestro Kitsopoulos will explain the chosen repertoire of the concert and answer any questions you may have about the program. Subscribers receive this series for free, but any ticket buyer may attend for only $5!
Queens Symphony Orchestra's Website - Click Here.
Upscale mall may cut parking fee, focus on midlevel stores
Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 10:12 AM
EXPECT A world of changes at the Shops at Atlas Park.
The upscale Glendale mall, recently tossed into foreclosure and now controlled by a court-appointed lawyer, will shift its focus to middle-end retailers, and may cut fees for one-hour parking, its new management has revealed.
Read the entire story here.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Tue, April 28 7:30 pm
Church of the Resurrection
85-09 118th Street btw 85th and Hillside
Kew Gardens, NY
|Is Anybody There? (PG-13)|
Rated for language including sexual references, and some disturbing images
Michael Caine, Bill Milner92 min.
In 1980s seaside England, 10-year-old Edward's parents have turned their house into a retirement home. Edward lives a lonely existence, obsessing about death, until he meets Clarence, the latest arrival at the home, a retired magician and grieving widower who refuses to give in gracefully to old age. Their relationship begins at odds until Clarence notices that the boy is growing up even more fitfully than he is growing old. As they begin to face life together, Clarence comes to terms with his past, Edward tames his obsession with the unknown and they are both reminded of what magic is possible when life is lived to its fullest.
|Official Site Trailer|
For schedule click here.
For Coming Attractions click here.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Landmarks Preservation Commission was established by the Landmarks Law in 1965 in order to:
- Safeguard the city's historic, aesthetic, and cultural heritage.
- Help stabilize and improve property values in historic districts.
- Encourage civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past.
- Protect and enhance the city's attractions for tourists.
- Strengthen the city's economy.
- Promote the use of landmarks for the education, pleasure, and welfare of the people of New York City
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Schedule of events:
12-4pm: NYC DOT Helmet giveaway
1-3pm: Learn to Ride – Kids 5+ class with Bike NY
1-3pm: Take part in Derick Melander's Into the Fold project in QMA galleries
2-3pm: SP Weather Station talk in Panorama
2-3pm: Whitney ISP alum Ryan Humphrey talk in Large. Theater
2:30-3:30: Future Shock leads a bike rally around the park
3-6: Tim Thyzel boat launch and discovery of The Undiscovered Atoll of Flushtopia
3-6pm: happy hour in QMA cafe (while supplies last)
3-5pm: BMX pros ride Ryan Humphrey's installation Fast Forward
3-6pm: Tabling in Tents Outside Museum: Lightwheels, Transalt, Bike NY, C.L.I.M.B.(Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists), Green Map System, Mexican Pride, The Undiscovered Atoll of Flushtopia Tourist Bureau, Okamoto Studio ice carving, and Ixrael's mobile printmaking workshop
4:30-6: Bands Play: Shining Mantis, Tough Slutting, Unstoppable Death Machines, Elextra, Karahatu
Ongoing: Chin Chih Yang Trash Sculpture3
The “Queens International 4” was a museum opening party the likes of which has never been seen before. There were BMX bikers flying past people checking out homegrown Queens art, and the single best live act I have seen in five years: The Unstoppable Death Machines. People were giddily waiting outside in the freezing cold for some of the best street-cart falafel and gyros, and going back inside to dance, feeling like those kids that had taken over their school. What a night. Thank you, TONY!
--Nevar Pollack, published in “Letter of the week: Queens for a day.” Time Out, February 5, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
A non-profit organization for farmers’ market organizers, farmers and communities interested in starting markets. Offers conferences, newsletter, health insurance, insurance coverage for farmers’ market vendors and for market sites as well.
Department of Agriculture and Markets
Information on markets and farmers in NY State. You can look for farms in a particular part of the state as well as specifying the product you are searching for.
Community Food and Agriculture Program
Clearing house for innovative programs in the state for sustainable agriculture practices from Cornell University.
Regional Farm and Food Project
Not-for-profit organization that offers information about local farms including farm tours, conferences, informative newsletter and networking.
Farm to Table
An organization that helps link farm producers to their customer. Lists local farms with their contact information and what they produce. Spotlights individual farmers and links to articles on sustainable farming issues.
Slow Food is an educational organization that promotes the proliferation of regional and seasonal culinary traditions as a way to preserve culture and ecologically sound food production.
Foodroutes.org is a website that was created by the Food Routes Network a national nonprofit organization that provides a wealth of educational materials focused on rebuilding our local food systems.
Valley Table Magazine
A magazine focusing on local farming, culinary interests and farm marketers.
Eating Fresh Publications
Eating Fresh publications is responsible for some of the most delightful and thought-provoking books about local farms and food.