Life In Motion
Another weekend in Long Island City, and Labor Day at that! With an extra day for festivities and relaxing, here are suggestions for how to spend the last days of the summer (how is September already here?!). ENJOY!
First Fridays at The Noguchi Museum
A prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect, Isamu Noguchi worked in a diversity of mediums, creating gardens and architecture, along with sculptures, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, and set designs. He founded the museum in 1985, and after his death, it still continues to serve and delight the LIC community. On Fridays during the summer, the museum is open late, with pay-what-you-wish-admission, a cash beer & wine bar, and plenty of outdoor space to mingle with friends and fellow patrons.
5:30PM – 8PM . 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Blvd)
Saturday marks the end of Trecartin’s exhibit at MOMA PS1, which features a series of interconnected movies. MOMA PS1 describes Trecartin’s influence in the art world: “Trecartin has been influential within the art world and among a broader, intergenerational set of thinkers and cultural consumers. Consistent with his work to date, this latest series mines emergent evolutions of identity, narrative, language, and visual culture for content, and propels these matters forward as expressive mediums, through darkly jubilant and categorically frenetic formal experimentations.”
Warm-Up Series @ MOMA PS1
Come out for the last concert of the summer!
Here are this week’s artists:
The 2 Bears / Southern Fried / London, UK
Horsemeat Disco / Strut / London, UK
Midnight Magic / Midnight Sun / New York, NY
Justin Miller / DFA / New York, NY
BICEP / Throne of Blood / London, UK
22-25 Jackson Ave . 2PM – 9:PM
Sweetleaf coffee shop (see our blog post on “Where to go for a cup o’ Joe”) & Dutch Kills Bar are combining forces to provide a free tasting menu of alcoholic coffee beverages. Yum.
4-6PM . 10-93 Jackson Avenue
The series ends on Sunday, but have no fear, there are 5 screenings this weekend:
Robin & the 7 Hoods, Fri @ 7PM & Sat @ 4PM
Ocean’s Eleven, Sat @ 7PM & Sun @ 7PM
Von Ryan’s Express, Sun @ 4PM
36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria
Join the LIC Community Boathouse on Sat, Sun or Mon at 1PM. No reservation needed, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Check out their website for more info: www.licboathouse.org
A very happy Labor Weekend to all! If you’re looking for a new home, or just want to see what we offer, come to an OPEN HOUSE here at The Industry – we’d love to meet you!
TGIF! Here are a few events to keep in mind when looking for things to do in Long Island City this weekend (8/5 – 8/7):
Fri. 8/5- 8/13: The Two Gentleman of Verona
Come see this Shakespeare classic at The Secret Theatre, performed by acclaimed comedy troupe Face Off Unlimited.
Shows: Fri @8pm, Sat @3pm/8pm, Sun @ 5pm. $18
44-02 23rd Street
Sat.- Popolopen/Peekskill Festival and Fireworks Trip
Here’s a blurb from LIC Boathouse: “We will head 3-4 miles up river and explore Iona Island, go past Bear Mountain Pier, under Bear Mountain Bridge into Popolopen Gorge. Four bridges converge there so it’s great for photos. Plus, there’s a beautiful waterfall and natural 20′ deep pool beckoning to you at the end. This is the best swimming spot on the Hudson!”
Sounds like an amazing summer event! For more info: http://www.licboathouse.org/index.php/2011/07/22/popolopenpeekskill-festival-and-fireworks-trip-saturday-8611/
Sat. – Head to Grow NYC’s farmers market in Socrates Sculpture park for some locally grown, organic, and delicious grub!
Sun. – Steinway Partnership Street Fair
Furnishings, antiques, clothing, jewelry, electronics, and more!
On Steinway btwn 28th & 34th Streets. 12-6pm
Sun. – Astoria Park Shore Fest
Food stands from local restaurants, live music, children’s activities, and fitness programs. Sundays in August from 1-7pm – this Sunday is “Kids & Family Fun”
Sun. – The FLOAT: Field of Dreams exhibition begins at Socrates Sculpture Park
Hope you enjoy some of these community events, and stop by an open house for The Industry LIC, every Saturday & Sunday, 12 -3 PM!
Have a great weekend!