THE basketball courts at Murray Park have just undergone a complete renovation. In addition to resurfacing and new fiberglass backboards, the courts now sport a pair of murals by Edgar Heap of Birds on their pavement. Here is the story behind it.[Read more…] about Murray Park Basketball Courts Renovated By MoMA PS1
Shakespeare, Art & More This Weekend In Long Island City
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
Bicyclists, Roadies, PPP Loans & Slaughterhouses
A lot of pent-up demand exhibited itself in LIC this past weekend, as the beautiful weather brought crowds to the waterfront – almost all properly social distanced, and to the roadie windows of the local bars on Vernon – a little less so, but alcohol is a disinfectant.[Read more…] about Bicyclists, Roadies, PPP Loans & Slaughterhouses
Dancing With The Stars Comes To LIC & Happy Amazon HQ2 Anniversary
It’s an invitation across the nation
A chance for folks to meet
There’ll be laughing, singing, and music swinging
Dancing in the street
This Friday evening ‘Dancing With The Stars’ featuring local residents comes to Long Island City and here’s why you should go:[Read more…] about Dancing With The Stars Comes To LIC & Happy Amazon HQ2 Anniversary
Mina’s Restaurant is Moving Into MoMA PS1 in LIC
Spring training started this week, yet the gloom of winter still casts its pall on Long Island City with nary a bulb peeping and local news in deep hibernation. Sure, I could do a post-mortem on HQ2, but why? It’s time to move on and with that we’re happy (sad) to share that M. Wells Dinette will be leaving MoMA PS1 at month’s end and [Read more…] about Mina’s Restaurant is Moving Into MoMA PS1 in LIC