Art Installation: Xaviera Simmons: Convene Reception
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Art Installation: Xaviera Simmons: Convene Reception

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce Convene, a temporary public art project by Xaviera Simmons. Simmons's project is the third artwork commissioned through SculptureCenter's art education program Public Process.

Convene is a sculptural installation of aluminum canoes painted with designs that abstractly and explicitly evoke national flags symbolic of the diverse historical and contemporary demographic makeup of Astoria and Long Island City. The work will be installed on land along the East River in Hunter' Point South Park in Long Island City. 

Various factors influence personal assumptions about how communities are composed: where one lives or has lived, whom one lives amongst, proximity to or isolation from populations perceived as different and marginal, or longing for the way things were "before" These subjective impressions commingle with demographic information (and its strict categories) as it is distributed through popular media and news outlets. 

Convene addresses population data and its visual representation while engaging the canoe's symbolic narratives of historical shift and reliance on personal vessels to move navigators, people, and goods to their desired destinations, often via bodies of water that span or bisect local, national, and international territories. Simmons's work references the conditions and forms of migration, political and leisure travel, transport, and refuge, as well as the practices of documenting and representing the location and movement of people. Abstracting the visual identities of individual flags, Simmons acknowledges the complex interplay between national, cultural, and ethnic subjects, as well as the reality that allegiances to flags are often imperfect reflections of individual or collective identities. Presenting visual information that is hard to decipher, Convene suggests that statistics found in any set of data need critical engagement in order to be put to use.Link to Website: 

 http://www.sculpture-center.org/exhibitionsExhibition.htm?id=138693

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LIC Henge
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

LIC Henge

Join us on May 28 for that unique time when the sun aligns perfectly with the east/west grid of Manhattan as it sets at one of the best viewing sites in the city!

Come early this year for a special performance by Encore, a touring show choir from Do Re Mi School of the Arts in Scottsdale, AZ! Performance will begin at 7:00 p.m.

HPPC is also running a photo contest! Follow us on TWITTER & INSTAGRAM @LICWATERFRONT and be sure to tag your photos #LICHENGE for a chance to win.

This event is free to enter but refreshments will be on sale at LIC Landing.

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3rd Annual LIC Post Waterfront 5K
Jun
2
8:30 AM08:30

3rd Annual LIC Post Waterfront 5K

The LIC Post Waterfront 5K returns for its third year! This scenic run is a fun event for the whole family. The 5K route takes you along the waterfront, followed by the kids dash on Center Boulevard.

All proceeds from the race benefit Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. The funds raised help HPPC put on popular summer events such as Summer Kids, Movie Nights, yoga and more.

Register Here!

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Free Movie in the Park: Wizard of Oz
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Free Movie in the Park: Wizard of Oz

  • Hunters Point Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)
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Join us for a wonderful night in the park! Movies start at dusk.

Rescheduled from May 18.

The Wizard of Oz begins when a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

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Free Silent Disco!
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Free Silent Disco!

FREE EVENT! Join Quiet Events as we partner with the Hunters Point Park Conservancy and Councilman Van Bramer for a free family friendly event! We’ll be taking over LIC Landing for a night of music, dancing and fun! This special event will include appearances from our friends at Crunch Fitness for family dance classes, face painting, and more to be announced!

Sign up for your spot here: https://www.quietevents.com/event/free-event-sunset-silent-disco-hunters-point/ 

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Free Movie in the Park: Moonstruck
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie in the Park: Moonstruck

  • 51st and borden ave Long Island City, NY USA (map)
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Join us for a free movie in the park! All films start at dusk!

About Moonstruck: No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage). She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

 

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LIC Henge
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

LIC Henge

Join us on May 28 for that unique time when the sun aligns perfectly with the east/west grid of Manhattan as it sets at one of the best viewing sites in the city!

HPPC is also running a photo contest! Follow us on TWITTER & INSTAGRAM @LICWATERFRONT and be sure to tag your photos #LICHENGE for a chance to win.

This event is free to enter but refreshments will be on sale at LIC Landing.

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Free Movie in the Park: Sleepless in Seattle
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie in the Park: Sleepless in Seattle

  • 51st and Borden Avenue Long Island City, NY USA (map)
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Join us for a free movie in the park! All movies start at Dusk!

About Sleepless in Seattle: 

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron's wonderfully romantic comedy about two people drawn together by destiny. Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who, thanks to the wiles of his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show. He's an instant hit with thousands of female listeners who deluge his Seattle home with letters of comfort. Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam's story and by classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed (Ryan) becomes convinced that it's her destiny to meet Sam. There are just two problems: Annie's engaged to someone else and Sam doesn't know yet that they're made for each other. Co-starring Rosie O'Donnell, Rita Wilson and Rob Riener.

 

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Free Movie in the Park: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie in the Park: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

  • 51st and Borden Ave Long Island City, NY USA (map)
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Join us for a free movie! All films start at dusk!

About Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: 

The true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch - possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history - and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.

 

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Free Movies in the Park: Ratatouille (Disney)
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movies in the Park: Ratatouille (Disney)

  • 51st and Borden Ave Long Island City, NY USA (map)
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Join us for a free movie in the park! All films start at dusk!

About Ratatouille (Disney): 

Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris' finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream.

 

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Queens Beer Week Kick-Off Party
May
12
2:30 PM14:30

Queens Beer Week Kick-Off Party

  • 52-10 Center Boulevard Queens, NY, 11101 United States (map)
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Hark! It's Queens Beer Week! Buy Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queens-beer-week-kick-off-party-tickets-44892533777

We're excited to welcome in #QBW18 with a huge party at beautiful LIC Landing. 

Come sample unlimted beers from Queens breweries, including:

Alewife Brewing Co.
Big Alice
Bridge & Tunnel
Descendant Cider
Fifth Hammer
Finback
Iconyc
LIC Beer Project
Mikkeller NYC
Rockaway
SingleCut Beersmiths
Transmitter

Music, Pop-Up food stalls, and best of all... 100% of proceeds go to benefit the Hunter's Point Parks Conservancy keep the LIC riverfront parks open and clean for all New Yorkers to use. 

Early Bird Access gets you in at 2pm, so make sure you're one of the first 100ppl to snag tickets!


Come raise a toast to Queens!

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Oct
1
3:00 PM15:00

"Live At The Landing" Presents: Planet Queens

Planet Qns comes to LIC Landing with a tribute to one of the most revered bands of all time.  Join us on Sunday, October 1 at 3PM as we recreate Eagles Greatest Hits Volumes 1 and 2 in their entirety.  Lead vocals will be handled by some of the finest singers the Queens music scene has to offer.  Join us for a day of classic American music under the sun with the East River and Manhattan skyline as our backdrop. The band consists of: Artie Dillon: Guitar & Vocals, Patrick Hambrick:  Guitar & Vocals, Jason Liles:  Bass & Vocals, Neil Nunziato:  Drums

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Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

"Live At The Landing" Presents: Os Clavelitos

Os Clavelitos is an "American Samba" band, who creates original music combining traditional Brazilian rhythms (samba, baiao, bossa nova, and frevo) with English lyrics. Os Clavelitos’ debut album, “Arriving” hit #1 on the RMR World Music Chart, is ranked #8 on the RMR Top 200 World Albums of 2016, spent 10 weeks on the CMJ New World Top 40 Chart, and received enthusiastic reviews from notable publications (Cadence Magazine, Jazz Weekly, etc.). Os Clavelitos is essentially about coming together to share culture and influences; conjuring an enchanting vista of sounds, as welcoming as a leisurely Sunday feast, abundant with food, friends, dancing, and samba for all. http://www.osclavelitos.com

 

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Tango on the Waterfront!

VolvoTango has been running outdoors and public Argentinian Tango events since 2002.  Started by Steve Beltzer, playing from the car stereo of a Volvo, VolvoTango events have taken place in four cities in three countries on two continents.  In NYC, VolvoTango currently holds events every Sunday and Wednesday at Pier 45 on Manhattan's west side and now Thursdays at Long Island City Landing at Hunters Point Park !  

VolvoTango events are held in the hours before and a bit after sunset so the times of the events change with the seasons.  Inclement weather cancels but we are a hardy group and so that is relative.  Please check with the VolvoTango calendar: www.volvotango.com for a schedule and join the VolvoTango Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volvotango/and the VolvoTango Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/volvotango  for the latest info.

 

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Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

"Live At The Landing" Presents: Jon Christopher Allen

Jon Allen recently released fourth studio album, ”Keep a light on”, was written on the streets of New York City and you can feel the pulse of the city while listening to it. He has developed a fiercely devoted fan base, especially in his home of Astoria, Queens. Jon performs to sing along crowds that can relate to his songs on a deeply personal level. Raw, authentic lyrics, written in a bed of rhythm, this is music that moves both the body and mind.

 

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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Tango on the Waterfront!

VolvoTango has been running outdoors and public Argentinian Tango events since 2002.  Started by Steve Beltzer, playing from the car stereo of a Volvo, VolvoTango events have taken place in four cities in three countries on two continents.  In NYC, VolvoTango currently holds events every Sunday and Wednesday at Pier 45 on Manhattan's west side and now Thursdays at Long Island City Landing at Hunters Point Park !  

VolvoTango events are held in the hours before and a bit after sunset so the times of the events change with the seasons.  Inclement weather cancels but we are a hardy group and so that is relative.  Please check with the VolvoTango calendar: www.volvotango.com for a schedule and join the VolvoTango Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volvotango/and the VolvoTango Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/volvotango  for the latest info.

 

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