Happening In Queens! (Jan. 20-Jan.26)

There’s a Lunar New Year theme to this week’s Queens fun. But just like the borough, they’re diverse with concerts, a fashion show, parades, workshops, and restaurant deals. There’s also some great Latin dance, French cheese, and Israeli music.

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Jan. 20, Snubbed: Great Movies, No Nominations, March 12. Twenty-four films that the Oscars didn’t consider for awards. The lineup includes works by Spike Lee, Charlie Chaplin, and Martin Scorsese. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.

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Jan. 20, Three Nights of Dance, Jan. 22. The Take Root program presents Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, whose work explores the complexity and contradictions of human relations, and Selma Trevino, whose work swings between gestural representation and abstract physicality, on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 at 8 pm. Then, the Fertile Ground New Works Showcase provides a venue for various emerging artists to showcase pieces on Jan. 22 at 7 pm. Green Space, 37-24 24th St., Ste. 211, Long Island City.

Jan. 20, LIC Lunar New Year, Feb. 19. Long Island City stores offer deals, cultural groups present events, restaurants make special menus, and facilities host celebrations related to Lunar New Year.


Jan. 20, On the Morning You Wake to Nuclear Threat, Feb. 12. Co-presented by Games for Change, this exhibition features screenings of the eponymous virtual reality documentary at the center of a global nuclear disarmament campaign. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.

Jan. 20, Eternal Spring, 3 pm. Queens Public Library streams a conversation with filmmaker Jason Loftus and illustrator Daxiong. The main topic is Eternal Spring, a 2022 Canadian documentary directed by Loftus and based around Daxiong’s animation. Join on Facebook or YouTube.

Jan. 20, Swing Sabroso, 8 pm. Talented artists get the crowd dancing with new and traditional Latin music. Resorts World New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

Jan. 21. Lunar New Year with Asian In NY, 1 pm. Celebrate the Year of Rabbit with a Lion dance, Chinese dances, K-Pop, live DJ music, crafts, storytelling, and a fashion show. Queens Center, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Jan. 21, This Home, Feb. 26. Featuring NYC-based photographers Janice Chung, Cindy Trinh, and An Rong Xu, this Lunar New Year exhibition tells a visual story of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. 

Jan. 21, Young Artists Showcase, 7:30 pm. A Musica Reginae showcase of students at top NYC conservatories. Evan Katsefes (tenor), Jennifer Robinson (soprano), and Nick Fanara (piano) perform Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart, and others with pianist Barbara Podgurski. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills.

Jan. 21, The Redemption of Music, 2 pm. An afternoon of classic music by violist Neesa Suncheuri Sunar, who shares her personal story of survival as an autistic woman with schizoaffective disorder. She performs work by Bach, Paganini, Telemann, and others. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.

Jan. 21, Cheese Writing for Children, 4 pm. Cheesemonger Katie Machen looks at cheddar, brie, and bleu cheese, especially what they look, smell, and taste like, in a course designed for youth aged 8-13. The Queensboro, 80-02 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights.

Jan. 21, Winter Solstice Forest Bathing, 11 am. Certified guide Linda Lombardo leads a meditative forest bathing walk as per the Japanese Shinrin-Yoku tradition. The goal is to inspire connections to nature for a range of health benefits. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens.

Jan. 21, Sondheim: The Early Years, 2 pm. Plaza Theatrical Productions presents this show about famous lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Seaside Branch Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Jan. 21, Sensory Perception Hike, 11 am. NYC Urban Park Rangers lead a walk that engages touch, smell, sight, and hearing in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Meet at Mauro Playground, 73-02 Park Dr. E., Kew Garden Hills.

Jan. 21, Thump Thump, 3 pm. Artist and curator Stephanie Lee leads this rabbit-coloring workshop inspired by 19th century Korean folk art. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Jan. 21, Paper Lanterns Workshop, 2:30 pm. Children celebrate Lunar New Year by making paper lanterns. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.

Jan. 21, Mi Gente Live, 8 pm. This energetic Latin pop show features authentic performers who do hits by Selena, Ricky Martin, J-Lo, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Maluma, Pitbull, Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos, Carlos Vives, Prince Royce, and others. Resorts World New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

Jan. 21, Disco Divas, 3 pm. Carol Williams recreates the 1970s Disco scene with songs like “Boogie Oogie Oogie,” “Native New Yorker,” “Hot Stuff,” and other favorites. Briarwood Branch Library, 85-12 Main St.

Jan. 21, Create A Tiered Serving Tray, 1 pm. Expert crafters Denise Rizzuto and Lisa Wilson provide hands-on instructions for assembling and painting a serving tray. Supplies and materials are included. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten.

Jan. 21, Qui Jiongjiong, Jan. 29. Seven films by Chinese painter and director Qiu Jiongjiong, one of his country’s most daring and innovative artists. Most of his works are infused with the sounds and sights of traditional Chinese opera. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.

Jan. 22, Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story, 1 pm + 3 pm. Ten-year-old Belinda recreates the Cinderella tale using everyday objects like teapots and napkins while in a basement preparing for a party upstairs. In Spanish and English, Belinda confronts her stepmother and stepsisters and learns to embrace her love of poetry and stand up for herself. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Jan. 22, The Music of Israel, 3 pm. The David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble performs traditional Klezmer music along with special fusions. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.

Jan. 23, Indoor Lunar New Year Parade, 11 am. The public is invited to celebrate in a warm environment before the outdoor parade kicks off on 37th Avenue. Tangram, 133-33 39th Ave., Flushing.

Jan. 23, Open Rehearsal, 7:30 pm. Try out for the Oratorio Society of Queens, a community chorus that performs around the borough. Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing.

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Jan. 26, Disco Divas, 6 pm. Carol Williams recreates the 1970s Disco scene with songs like “Hot Stuff,” “Car Wash,” and other favorites. South Jamaica Branch Library, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Jan. 26, Tao Lin, 6 pm. Taiwanese author Tao Lin discusses Taipei, Leave Society, her new book about a writer working to balance all his lives—artist, son, loner—as he spins the ordinary into something monumental. This Queens Public Library event is virtual. By phone: +1-408-418-9388, Access Code: 2340 994 7208.

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