THE entertainment has been announced for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks celebration and Pitbull will be the headliner. Now as savvy locals know, the entertainment portion doesn’t really take place on July 4, and instead is taped days/weeks prior to the actual event.[Read more…] about Pitbull To Play Oval In LIC On June 16
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The Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks are coming back to Long Island City in 2022! According to sources at the LIC Post, the barges will be positioned exactly as last year: smack dab in the middle of the Hunters Point waterfront.[Read more…] about 2022 Macy’s 4th July Fireworks Coming To Long Island City
AFTER a one-year hiatus due to a ghoulish pandemic, the LIC Halloween Parade will return to Vernon Boulevard this Saturday, October 30. The lineup kicks off at 11:15am in front of the 108th Precinct and only runs until noon? Well that’s what it says on the flyer but I’m not sure how that’s going to work out given the crowds and increasing growth in the neighborhood.[Read more…] about LIC Halloween Parade Is ON For 2021, Fall Fest Too
ANTONY & Cleopatra will take to the stage of Gantry Plaza State Park on Saturday night. If those names sound familiar it’s because not only are they correct answers on some tests I took long ago, but also the name of a play by William Shakespeare.
And this play will take place this Saturday night at 7:30pm on the field in Gantry Park, and then again Sunday at 7:30pm in Socrates Sculpture Park. It’s produced by Hip to Hip Theatre Company and if “What’s past is prologue” then a good time should be had by all in this annual undertaking that I’ve lauded in the past. The price is still free, so bring your blankets, chairs, and whatever else you need on a Saturday night to make you forget it’s an “off” weekend at your summer share in the Hamptons.
//WANT more entertainment this weekend? There’s another play on the other end of the “Twin Parks” taking place Saturday eve. This one’s called “Under Woodside” and describes itself as “a contemporary twist on Dylan Thomas‘ poetic prose style to breathe life into the story of the Sunnyside/Woodside neighborhood of Queens.” It too is free and begins at 7pm at the Kayak Launch in HPSP on the corner of 56th Avenue and 2nd St.
//SUNDAYS are not just for bloody-mary’s and mimosa’s anymore. At least this Sunday anyway, as it’s “Niki St. Phalle Family Day” at MoMA PS1 from 12pm – 4pm. We’ve recommended this exhibit previously for kids, but if you didn’t heed our advice in the past here’s another chance: Join MoMA PS1 and Teen Art Salon on Sunday, August 8 from 12-4 p.m. for the launch of a Family Activity Guide for the exhibition Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life. This free event, happening at the 46th Ave Pop-Up Plaza (in front of the PS1 main entrance), will feature live costumed figure drawing, a colorful board game, and an interactive family guide.[Read more…] about Shakespeare, Art & More This Weekend In Long Island City
The gentleman says
‘Live music is better’ bumper stickers
Should be issued
All in favor of what he said
Signify by sayin’ “ay” Ay!
IN yet another sign that things are getting back to normal, ‘Live At The Gantries’ musical performances have returned to LIC this summer. Every Tuesday at 7pm thru August 24 a different band and a different genre will take the stage under the Gantries by 49th Avenue and Center Boulevard. By my estimation two-thirds of the bands are really good, one-third so-so and one-third awesome. Like I said, that’s an estimate, no guarantees, but the price is right and the setting perfect.[Read more…] about ‘Live At The Gantries’ Has Returned To LIC