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30 Jun 2010

Arts In My Backyard – Queens – June

Arts In My Backyard, June, Queens No Comments

It’s a great summer to be in Queens. There is just so much to do. You can dance with teen sensation Bombayo or the Brazilian ensemble (Nego Gato), attend free concerts by Ryan Leslie and Jon B at Springfield Park, enjoy the Independance Day party in Flushing or watch the popular play America Nos among others at Queens Theater in the Park. Enjoy!

Queens Theater in the Park
Pistolera/ Moona Luna
Toe-tapping music and inspirational songs for the whole family
When: July 31st at 2pm
Ticket reservations required: call 718-760-0064

America Nos
Realistic comedy that takes a look at the “American Dream” from
the perspective of South American immigrants starring Ugly Betty,
Julio Cesar Herrera and more!
When: Saturday July 31st at 8pm
Tickets in advance are $20, Day of $25
Jorge Velosa
Exclusive NYC performance. Columbian popular music, inventor
of the musical genre “carranga.”
When: Saturday August 7, 2010
Tickets in advance $25, Day of $30

Queens Symphony Orchestra Summer Latin Heat
QSO’s 12th annual summer lawn concert ft Willie Martinez and La Familia Sextet
Where: St. John University’s Great Lawn, Jamaica Queens
When: Wednesday July 28 at 7pm

The teen group BombaYo combines dancing, singing and drumming to put on not
just a show, but an experience
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 10:30AM
Where: Rufus King Park
info@cityparksfoundation.org or call (212) 360-8376
SummerStage Concerts
Where: Springfield Park, Queens
Who’s performing when?
Jon.B: June 29th
Smokie Norful and the WLIB Choir: July 22nd
Ryan Leslie: July 14th
Concerts begin at approximately 7pm

Fourth of July Birthday Party
Join the birthday celebration with a free jazz concert in the museum
garden, take a guided house tour, and enjoy complimentary birthday cake!
When: Sunday, July 4 at 1pm
Where: 3456 107th Street, Flushing, NY 11368-1226
Call (718) 478-8274 for more info.
Museum opens for tours noon to 5pm (special 2-for-1 admission for
guided house tours). In celebration of Louis Armstrong’s traditional
birthday (July 4th, 1900), the Museum always remains open for tours and

Warm Up 2010 Kick-off
The summer Warm Up music series begins July 3 and will take place every
Saturday from 2-9PM through September 4. A schedule of performances will be
Where: P.S. 1 Museum of Modern Art (22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of
46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101)
When: Every Saturday, beginning July 3, 2010 – September 1st from 2pm to 9pm
Call (718) 784-2084 or email mail@ps1.org

Dave Matthews Band
July 16 and 17 at 7pm
Citifield Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY
Tickets start at $49.50

Nego Gato
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their
audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances originating in El
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, a region known for customs deeply rooted in the
traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa.
When: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 10:30AM
Where: Rufus King Park
(212) 360-8378

Jazzmobile Returns!
In celebration of Louis Armstrong’s official birthday (August 4th, 1901) this
free, outdoor jazz concert and block party sponsored by Jazzmobile kicks off
every August in front of the Museum. Come hear world famous musicians as they
entertain neighbors and jazz fans. Bring your dancing shoes!
When: August 2010 (date TBD), 7:00 pm
Where: 3456 107th Street, Flushing, NY 11368-1226
Call (718) 478-8274 for more info.

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