All Aboard the 30th Annual Historic Holiday House Tour Trolley in Queens

November 29th, 2017

Wine isn’t the only thing that gets better with age! Seven Queens landmarks will open their doors to the public during the 30th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 pm to 5 pm. The tour will feature time-honored, family-friendly activities, performances, and refreshments. Tickets are $15 in advance, but $20 at the door. Children under age 12 can attend for $5. [Read More]

TOM FRUIN 2017 Christmas Art Installation at the Queens Crossing 10th Anniversary

November 29th, 2017

For the 10th consecutive year, Queens Crossing brings downtown Flushing an innovative Christmas art installation to energize the community and usher in the holiday season. The annual unveiling has become a renowned tradition for those who live and work in the neighborhood. To celebrate Queens Crossing’s 10th Anniversary, Queens Crossing and Crossing Collective are pleased to present Tom Fruin’s 2017 Christmas Art Installation “Luz de MAXIKIOSCO”. [Read More]

Korean Cultural Center New York <2018 Open Stage: Samulnori> Public Contest

November 27th, 2017

The Korean Cultural Center New York presents <2018 Open Stage: Samulnori> public contest to provide a platform for artists seeking to reinterpret, localize, and globalize Korean Samulnori inspired performances that exemplify the highest tier of both traditional and contemporary/fusion works in the celebration of 40 years of Samulnori. [Read More]

Real America with Jorge Ramos Interviews Ai Weiwei

November 15th, 2017

From the changing face of America to the upheaval of the status quo in Washington, America is in transition—and no one is more equipped and experienced than Jorge Ramos to examine the forces driving this change. In his new FUSION series, “Real America with Jorge Ramos” premiering Tuesday, November 21 @ 10PM, award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos brings his passion, curiosity, and fearless brand of journalism to bear as he profiles the people who are breaking down barriers and shaping our collective future. In each episode Ramos asks provocative questions of the disrupters, dreamers, dynamic-thinking Americans who are on the cutting edge and making a difference in this uncertain time. [Read More]

FOOTWEAR NEWS PRESENTS 31ST FN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

November 12th, 2017

The 2017 FN Achievement Awards will highlight both rising stars and industry legends. The annual event, often referred to as the “Shoe Oscars,” recognizes and celebrates the best and brightest stars in the footwear industry. Footwear News selects the shoe of the year based on retail sales, consumer feedback, social media prowess and overall buzz. The FN Achievement Awards are proudly sponsored by the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), Zappos Luxury and Ruffino Wine. [Read More]

MOCA’S 2017 LEGACY AWARDS GALA TO HONOR EUGENE C. AND GAIL V. SIT FAMILY, CHIEH HUANG, GISH JEN, PHILLIPA SOO

November 11th, 2017

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is pleased to announce its program for the 2017 MOCA Legacy Awards Gala. This year’s benefit honorees are The Eugene C. and Gail V. Sit Family, recipient of the Generational Legacy Award; Chieh Huang, technology entrepreneur, philanthropic innovator, and founder of Boxed, Inc.; Gish Jen, nominee of the National Book Critics Circle Award and acclaimed author of six books; and Phillipa Soo, recipient of the Performer of the Year Award, renowned actor who originated the Broadway role of Eliza in Hamilton and the title role of Amélie. The evening’s Masters of Ceremony are CNBC’s Fast Money and Options Action host, Melissa Lee; and MSNBC and NBC anchor, Richard Lui. The Gala’s auctioneer is BD Wong, acclaimed actor and Tony Award winner. [Read More]

Australian Vocal Group THE TEN TENORS performs in Queens during 2017 Holiday Tour

November 10th, 2017

The Ten Tenors are returning to the United States this December for an 18-date tour of the East Coast and Midwest. As such, the Australian vocal group will offer a concert at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium in Flushing on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 pm. [Read More]

Valgardur Gunnarsson, Ting Yih The Mind’s Movement

November 10th, 2017

An exhibition of paintings by the Icelandic artist Valgardur Gunnarsson and New York artist Ting Yih, The Mind’s Movement tracks down the varying states of mind of these artists and the creative process. Both artists employ a similar technique of layering paint on paint, color over another color, to form a wealth of densely textured background. Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 2017 6-8pm. [Read More]

KACF 15​th​ ​Anniversary​ ​Gala:​ ​Celebrating​ ​Resilience

November 8th, 2017

KACF’s Annual Gala shines a light on our community partners and the important work they do. From providing job training programs to affordable housing for seniors, our dedicated grantee partners are the champions behind our mission to help Korean Americans break the cycle of poverty and achieve economic stability. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity of our steadfast donors. The Gala is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our shared commitment to lift up struggling Korean Americans and create a vibrant society where everyone can thrive! [Read More]

DIFFA National to Introduce 31 Grantees Combating HIV/AIDS Nationwide on November 8

November 7th, 2017

With health care costs on the rise in the United States, individuals with pre-existing conditions face the dilemma in funding life-saving treatment and care. Recognizing the critical role of local nonprofits and community-based organizations in offering a solution to this issue, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) grants funds annually to support organizations nationwide that provide education, treatment and prevention to individuals living or at risk of HIV/AIDS. This year, DIFFA will grant $331,500 to 31 organizations dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS. The 2017 grantees will be recognized at the annual Grants and Giving Celebration on Wednesday, November 8 at Current at Chelsea Piers. [Read More]