Years of neglect have left the tombstones at the historic Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery covered in overgrown greenery. But last week, members of the Woodhaven community moved in behind All Saints Episcopal Church with rakes and gloves, ready to clear out weeds as part of a project to make the resting place of historical families like Elmhurst and Ditmars accessible to the public.
The Rego Park Green Alliance is looking to the community to step up and enhance outdoor art space throughout the borough.
As part of their Queens Arts Intervention (QAI) project, the alliance is asking people to send them art proposals to consider for funding. They are looking for art for much more than just self-expression, but also to affect the lives of people in the community.
With the Unisphere hanging over the horizon and the New York State Pavilion standing tall besides the stage, close to 800 people came out to Fresh Meadows Corona Park for the first ever Louis Armstrong International Music Festival.
A new monthly series at Katarina Bar and Grill was established to give artists a venue to promote their work while allowing organizer Wendy Angulo to find new Queens-based artists for her Canvas of Words arts festival in October.
Claire LaPlaca and her husband, Hugh Brammer, were just about to get ready to build a garden in the Enigma Bookstore’s — one of only two independent bookstores in western Queens — backyard before figuring out they would have to close down the store.
Conjuring Images Of Cyborgs and Fairies, Queens Literary Journal Urges Writers to Submit Fantastical Fiction
You know that story you had about a cyborg in futuristic Jamaica or that poem about flying fairies set in Jacob Riis Park? You might finally get a chance to see those pieces in print.
For the first time, Newtown Literary Journal, Queens’ only literary journal, is asking writers for speculative fiction and poetry submissions to publish in their fifth issue dedicated to that genre. Speculative fiction encompasses a range of the more fantastical fiction genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, and dystopian, among others.
Practice your stage voice, tinker with your comedy sketch, and prep that spoken word poem because Queens is getting a new monthly open mic series this June.
New group hosts celebration to raise funds for local filmmakers
In the back room of the Enigma Bookstore in Astoria, Queens, a poetry reading on March 28 sparked discussions ranging from what it’s like to have a family member who was a political prisoner to how different minorities share similar experiences of discrimination.
Queens Museum of the Arts will host a day-long literary arts festival on March 15 that’s filled with more than a series of poetry readings.
Entitled “Eterniday,” the festival mixes curated readings and a book fair with other activities like hip-hop music, film screenings and even a bread-making demonstration.