“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing”
Socrates never set foot in his namesake park, but you can! Walk among the immortals this Saturday, when numerous Continue reading
Look up from the river, is it a ferry-passenger ticker? Is it a Powerball Jackpot ad? At the very northern end of Gantry Park there is a large red digital display. At first glance, the meaning of the numbers would leave one bewildered. But with a little sleuthing we were able to solve the mystery.1 Spoiler alert Continue reading
The Chocolate Factory Theater has scored a golden ticket and secured a permanent home for $3.8 million with financial help from the NYC government according to The New York Times. Currently located on 49th Avenue in Hunters Point, the theater will be moving into a 7,500 SF single story brick building at 38-29 24th Street in Dutch Kills, for now the home of Earth Stone Design Inc., a stone supplier, for the 2018-2019 season. I imagine acquiring a new home will allow the Chocolate Factory to largely stay the course in terms of avant garde programming, which leaves only two questions lingering: Continue reading
While you live, tell truth and shame the devil!
FREE Shakespeare! No it’s not a protest movement, but literally a free fully-casted play on the waterfront. Two actually, no make that four if you count identical shows the following night at Socrates Sculpture Park. This Saturday and Sunday and next, at 7pm on Saturday at the field on Gantry Plaza State Park and 5pm on Sunday at Socrates, the Hip-to-Hip Theatre Company will perform Measure For Measure and Henry IV. Check the schedule below for full information and here are my earlier thoughts on this great program.
//FREE Yoga, free movies, so much going on in LIC this week. Alas my two week “residency” at Les Caves du Roy is in mid stride and I’ll be missing Anne Bancroft taming the shrew in ‘The Graduate’ tonight on the oval. The following morning The Yoga Room will be holding a free yoga session by the Oval and will continue to do so every Saturday in August from 10am – 11am.
//READING the local and non-local articles in the last week on the Water’s Edge developer announcement was like watching Continue reading
WONKA – one word brings back pre-cable memories of multiple viewings. Why? Well in addition to the namesake, most of the tertiary characters are legendary (and metaphorical): Veruca Salt, Augustus Gloop, Slugworth, Oompa-Loompa’s. So when asked earlier in the week by a single friend about getting out and seeing live music, I responded that sadly my summer entertainment highlight would be watching Willy Wonka at my local park. Continue reading
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness – Oscar Wilde
ALL of LIC is eagerly awaiting the arrival of J.Lo tonight. Not only does it re-confirm our town as the center of the universe, but it’s also the start of the biggest weekend of the year here – not to mention the weekend in general. In that manner, might “J.Lo” be a metaphor for life?
While Jennifer Lopez is a huge star and a consummate professional, that can’t necessarily be said for a select few in the Continue reading
J.Lo, the artist fka as Jennifer Lopez, will be performing live at the Oval in Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City this Friday Night in a taping for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.
In addition, Charlie Puth and Hailee Steinfeld will be performing tonight at the Oval for a taping, and Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, and Sheryl Crow will be performing live there on July 4.
Most importantly, we have the link to get you free tickets to get into these events. Continue reading
Run, run, run for the roses
Quicker it opens, the sooner it closes
Man, oh, man, oh, friend of mine
All good things in all good time
EVERY June I anxiously await the performer schedule for Live at The Gantries – the Tuesday evening summer concert series at Gantry Plaza State Park. Will the Rolling Stones, U2, or Beyonce decide to play in my backyard this year? Continue reading
I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
When it’s 55 degrees in June it’s chilly, when it’s 55 degrees in January it’s balmy, go figure. Either way it’s expected to warm up and get sunny in the next few days so enjoy these upcoming outdoor activities. Continue reading
//I can’t think of any word with the addendum “henge” attached that doesn’t make me envision the Stonehenge scene in Spinal Tap. ManhattanHenge via LIC truly evinces a squeal because we have the oversized Gantries standing in for the undersized napkin-erred Stonehenge sets. We also have a lot of amateur photographers crowding around those gantries, whose presence makes me envision something completely different.
Anyway before I get completely off topic, make sure you have film in the polaroid because Memorial Day at 8:13pm is when it all goes down for the first time, followed the next day at the same bat time, and then again on July 12 & 13 at 8:20pm.
//THE Queens Chronicle looked into the future of the LIC Academy of Music, and it appeared bleak. They called a few instructors who work there, and it seems like the recently arrested founder was a Continue reading