Halloween Harvest Fest At Socrates Park
Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, presents its third annual Halloween Harvest Festival, on Saturday, October 18th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This free family and community event celebrates Halloween and the fall harvest with performances, live music, artmaking workshops and food.
Visitors can take part in free artmaking workshops and make their own Halloween costume or headdress, have their face painted, picnic in the park with harvest foods from Sage American Kitchen, or just watch the fun.
Events scheduled at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, include: Heads and Tales storytelling and Transformation! Facepainting by Agostino Arts; live bluegrass music by Citigrass; a special harvest mobile workshop presented by the Department of Parks and Recreation; artmaking workshops where participants can make costumes and headdresses, bug art and more.
Queens College Exhibit Features Asian Art
Designed to increase awareness of the artistic and cultural traditions of Asia, The Light of Infinite Wisdom exhibition at Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum will highlight a wide range of artworks associated with Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Islam and Taoism, through December 20th.
The exhibition will display more than 90 objects, including artworks from China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Sri Lanka.
Objects have been loaned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Kaikodo Art Gallery, the Rubin Museum of Tibetan Art, the Kang Collection of Korean Art and private collections in Queens and New York City. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum’s own collection of Asian art consists of more than 200 objects from pan-Asian cultures from the second millennium BC through the 20th century, including sculptures, metalwork, ceramics, paintings, woodblock prints, decorative arts, lacquers and textiles.
Peking Opera Festival At Colden Center
Colden Center for the Performing Arts presents Accent On Asia Asian Art in Performance, a four-event series designed for families with children of all ages.
Opening the series on Sunday, October 19th, at 2 p.m., in LeFrak Concert Hall, is Peking Opera Festival, a glimpse into the Chinese theatrical art that integrates music, dance, drama and acrobatics featuring Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company.
Tickets are still available at $12. Orders may be placed by phone at 718-793-8080 or at the Colden Center box office. Colden Center is located on the Queens College campus, between exits 23 and 24 of the eastbound service road of the Long Island Expressway in Flushing. Free parking is available.