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To immerse yourself in this year’s Winter Art Show, all you need to do is turn up your computer screen’s brightness and turn on the speakers — the Bayside Historical Society has moved its annual exhibit from its Fort Totten Castle into your l…

How appropriate that the New York Hall of Science in Corona is now offering, among many online activities, one called “Transmissions: Gone Viral,” giving participants a chance to get involved in the investigation of a mysterious virus.The act…

Snagging Valentine’s Day reservations has always been difficult and will be even harder this year — indoor dining venues will only be allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity. Luckily for those who couldn’t grab a table quickly enough, the p…

The doors to the New York Hall of Science in Flushing may be temporarily closed due to the pandemic, but that has not stopped the innovative proprietors from sharing many of its attractions online.“NYSCI offers a wide range of activities in w…

“I had everything but I had nothing,” Mets legend Darryl Strawberry writes in his new book, “Turn Your Season Around: How God Transforms Your Life,” published by Zondervan.Strawberry was an eight-time All-Star outfielder who won titles with t…

With families still unable to head out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays to being their kids to the Queens Museum, museum officials wanted to come up with other ways to bring the museum and its art exhibits to families.The weekly F…

Alley Pond Environmental Center is not afraid to brave the cold winter weather and has scheduled an array of nature adventures as part of its adult programming, as well as some warmer indoor events aimed at stimulating its participants’ creat…

Three things to know about the East River: It is not a river. It is not an open sewer, most of the time. It is not there just for humans to use and abuse.Add plenty of fascinating historical, scientific and environmental details, and that’s t…

Queens College’s ties to the civil rights movement are deep and direct. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech on campus in 1965. Andrew Goodman was an undergraduate student when he and fellow Freedom Riders James Chaney and Micke…

The Covid-19 pandemic might have forced Flushing Town Hall, along with just about every other performance venue, to temporarily close its doors to live performances. But that hasn’t stopped the venerable institution from sharing its appreciat…

Art history maven Mary Dono doesn’t just go over individual works and talk about various movements like romanticism and impressionism when she teaches her free online courses for the Queens Library. She wants you to get to know the artists th…

If “doing more reading” is one of your New Year’s resolutions then you’re in for a treat — one of the few positives to come out of 2020 is the plentiful number of good reads and page turners released throughout the year. Here are just a few t…

Though the state started doling out Covid-19 vaccines in the last few weeks of 2020, the beginning of 2021 won’t look much different than the past 10 months have for plenty of New Yorkers, and mental health experts say our New Year’s resoluti…

Punk rock band Bayside, named for the Queens neighborhood, has typically performed songs reflecting on themes such as heartbreak, desperation and regret. Their latest EP, “Acoustic Volume Three,” though, opens up with a more positive note tha…

Your New Year’s Eve bash doesn’t have to be a bore just because there’s no indoor dining and health officials warn against large group gatherings. The technology readily available in the 21st century makes it easy to ring in 2021 in style.Alt…

The life and career of Frank Zappa is covered in the documentary “Zappa,” a film available through the Museum of the Moving Image’s online series.Filmmaker Alex Winter, best known for his role in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” and his …

Some of the most fun and heartwarming holiday movies and TV specials invoke the magic of Christmas.Then there are stories like “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” where Charlie can see the beauty in what others see as a scrawny little Christmas tree…

With most live performance venues remaining dark because of the pandemic, Queens Theatre is offering several ongoing events online to help stay-at-home audiences continue to enjoy the arts.Two are tailored specifically for older adults, who, …

“Kindness is not just ‘out.’ It should start with you,” said Nayelli Valencia Turrent, the director of adult services and cultural programs at the Queens Library.In its third year, the library’s It’s Time for Kind campaign is focusing on the …

The show must go on — online, that is!Forced to shut its doors on March 13 with the arrival of the coronavirus, the venerable Thalia Theatre, which, for 43 years, has been celebrating Spanish and Latin American culture via live performances i…

Winter doesn’t officially begin until Dec. 21 and yet with the cold temperatures and ongoing pandemic it seems like it never went away. Stepping in to help lighten the mood is Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge guardian Don Riepe with an online wild…

Talk about thinking globally and acting hyperlocally — a group of Queens neighbors who all live within a few houses of each other have served up a new cookbook with light recipes from around the world.“The Art in Queens Cuisine” combines the …

As an absurdly challenging year comes to a close, images steeped in surrealism and duality feel more than familiar and comfortable against the backdrop of world events. Visual artist Syeon Shin’s “Walk” exhibit, on view at Mrs. gallery in Mas…

However the virus crisis changed your Thanksgiving plans, one thing that likely stayed the same is leftovers. You can always just heat ’em up and have another meal somewhat like the big one, but you can also turn all that stuff in the fridge …

It’s been one month since the state began enforcing the plastic bag ban, but thousands of single-use grocery bags can be found throughout New York City. Some are being reused while others are being collected for recycling, but artist Soraya N…

Doing its part to keep children active and engaged during the pandemic, Alley Pond Environmental Center in Oakland Gardens continues to offer some enjoyable weekend programs for them.The programs, as always, focus on nature as well as enjoyin…

Chronicling over 40 years of social change in NYC, the Deep South and around the country, renowned photographer Bruce Davidson’s photos have one powerful constant: the visceral emotion radiating from his subjects. It was often so intense it n…

This fall the Queens County Farm Museum has become a draw for social media influencers.A fall-themed floral installation called “The Fall Escape” created by an event decoration company has brought in thousands of visitors searching for Instag…

To commemorate the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center is hosting a lecture on the tragedy that left Jewish synagogues, homes and businesses destroyed in 1938, an event many mark as…

When thinking of gophers and movies, one would likely remember “Caddyshack” and the problems the furry animal caused on a golf course.But solving problems on movie sets are the production assistants known as gofers.

Highland Park clings like a barnacle to the south side of Ridgewood.In warmer weather, it’s out-of-the-wayness makes it a favored spot for joggers trying to avoid automobile traffic and a quiet spot for family parties.

Free speech. America’s reaction to the Holocaust in the 1940s. A popular celebrity living with Parkinson’s disease.Commonpoint Queens’ virtual author series continues this fall with experts discussing Jewish heritage and a variety of other to…

If you’re old enough to remember double features at drive-in movie theaters — or even if you’re not — Halloween week will provide thrills, chills and even a little comedy at the New York Hall of Science in Corona.NYSCI is teaming up with the …

The Poets of Queens readings that had been a staple of Astoria until the virus forced them online have made their way to another place they really belong: the printed page.“Poets of Queens” is a new anthology edited by Olena Jennings, the fou…

How does one spend only 30 minutes —or less — in a bookstore?In the days of Amazon and COVID-19, store owners in Queens have been faced with that very question. But the customers have been reaching out, both in person by appointment and onlin…

Queens is renowned for its cuisine, which brings in tastes from all over the world thanks to the borough’s heavy immigrant population. It’s a place where you can get meals derived from every populated continent — yes, including even Australia…

The Queens County Farm Museum is keeping one of its favorite autumn traditions alive and has opened up its Amazing Maize Maze for another season, though with some health and safety restrictions.“It’s outside, there’s distance guidelines, so w…

The oldest known type of historical inquiry has been thrust into the 21st century, courtesy of the Queens Memory Project, an undertaking that has grown exponentially since it was begun 10 years ago.Thanks to the efforts of the project’s direc…

A new bicycling group is taking over the borough every Sunday morning and encourages riders of every level to join in the fun.“It just seemed like with the ongoing pandemic there’s been a big bike boom. A lot of people just recently started b…

Hanging in the corner of the Plaxall Gallery are a cluster of punching bags sewn up with quilted breasts, covered in veiny looking thread and splattered red paint. “We fight back,” is scrawled across one.On the other side of the room, a brigh…

As part of Flushing Town Hall’s celebration of the Harvest Moon Festival, music fans can watch a psychedelic Korean folk music group perform Tuesday.Coreyah’s prerecorded concert will stream at youtube.com/flushingtownhall at 7 p.m. as the Fl…

The eighth year of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center’s Gotta Dance programming looks a little different than in years past — the 10-week class will be conducted entirely online.“It’s going to be different, but it’s going to provide the…

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life almost beyond comprehension, closing cultural venues in NYC and across the globe. As museums reopen and some restrictions ease, one option for Queens residents wanting to enjoy art in person (by …

After weeks of only being able to catch a glimpse of exotic and wild animals through virtual programming, animal lovers are finally invited to visit the alligators, sea lions and pumas of the Queens Zoo in person once again.Located in Flushin…

COVID has made the Festival of Cinema NYC a drive-in event instead of one in a movie theater, but the show must go on.Film fans can drive to St. John’s University from Oct. 1 to 4 to see 28 movies.

Paging all readers seeking mystical enlightenment, tired of the cultural mainstream or interested in uncovering forgotten Native American mythology.A celebration of the bizarre, esoteric and otherworldly will come to Brooklyn via the internet…

Ask Forest Hills resident David Russell his favorite ballplayer as a boy and he goes back to Mike Piazza and the 1999 Mets.The team that year featured a monster 40-home run, 120-RBI season from its catcher; a now-established Edgardo Alfonso; …

Keep it simple, they say. If you want to be adventurous with your cooking and picnicking as summer winds down, go for it. But if you just want to whip up a couple of classics, here’s an easy pair to consider. The first comes from cookingchann…