Queens College Evening Readings Series Welcomes Acclaimed Playwrights and Authors to Its 2018 Spring Season

February 22nd, 2018

Queens College Evening Readings is one of the most prestigious literary events in New York City. This season will feature renowned playwrights, John Guare, Doug Wright, Lisa Kron, Kia Corthron, Patricia Ione Lloyd, and Monet Hurst-Mendoza; fiction writer Valeria Luiselli; and a special reading by the faculty from the Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. [Read More]

Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018 Spring Programming

February 21st, 2018

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce its spring 2018 calendar of festivals, exhibitions, and other special events. Kicking off the spring gardening season on March 10 is Making Brooklyn Bloom, the Garden’s popular all-day symposium for home gardeners and greening enthusiasts. Opening March 22 is Pondlife, a new multimedia exhibition by Sally Warring that combines art and biology in an exploration of the microbial multitudes living in the Garden’s water features. Sakura Matsuri, BBG’s annual celebration of Japanese culture and the cherry blossom season, takes place this year on April 28 and 29. This New York City rite of spring presents the best in traditional and contemporary Japanese culture in homage to one of the most diverse collections of flowering cherry trees in the country. Now in its 62nd year, BBG’s annual Plant Sale takes place May 10 (Members’ Preview, May 9) and offers one-stop shopping for plants, expert advice for gardeners of all levels, and free talks by BBG curators. The Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest will for the 29th year reward beautification and greening of the borough’s communities this summer—residential and commercial blocks can enter the contest through June 1. [Read More]

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February 18th, 2018

Queens College Evening Readings is one of the most prestigious literary events in New York City. This season will feature renowned playwrights, John Guare, Doug Wright, Lisa Kron, Kia Corthron, Patricia Ione Lloyd, and Monet Hurst-Mendoza; fiction writer Valeria Luiselli; and a special reading by the faculty from the Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. [Read More]

Taiwanese Documentary THE SILENT TEACHER at Doc Fortnight 2018: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media

February 16th, 2018

The Taiwanese documentary on body donation, THE SILENT TEACHER, by emerging Taiwanese filmmaker Maso Chen, will have its U.S. premiere with the director in person at this year’s Doc Fortnight on Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). [Read More]

The 4th Annual NYC Lunar New Year Celebration

February 13th, 2018

The NYC Lunar New Year Committee presents the 4th annual citywide festivities, co-organized by the the US-China Cultural Institute (Cultural Associate of the Committee of 100) and China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). [Read More]

2018 New York Times Travel Show Reports Attendance Highest Ever During 15th Anniversary Year

February 5th, 2018

The New York Times has announced that its annual Travel Show reached a new record of 32,398 participants—the highest attendance in the Show’s history. Attendance included 10,268 travel trade and 22,130 consumer attendees during the three-day event that took place from Jan. 26-28, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 2018’s show marked the 15th anniversary of The New York Times Travel Show, the largest travel industry show in North America. Turkish Airlines was this year’s Presenting Sponsor. [Read More]

A Giant Leap: The Transformation of Hasegawa Tōhaku

January 21st, 2018

Continuing the celebration of Japan Society’s 110th anniversary, Japan Society Gallery is pleased to announce the spring 2018 exhibition A Giant Leap: The Transformation of Hasegawa Tōhaku, commemorating the life and artistic legacy of Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539—1610), one of Japan’s most beloved painters, artistic innovators and founder of the 16th-century Hasegawa school of painting. For the first time in a New York City venue, visitors will have an unparalleled opportunity to experience more than ten of Tōhaku’s most celebrated works in a single space, including four Important Cultural Properties from Japanese collections. [Read More]

China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC) Hosts Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog Gala

January 19th, 2018

On Wendesday, January 17, 2018, China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC)—the largest nonprofit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the United States—hosted the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York. Honorary Chairman of CGCC, Vice-Chairman of the 12th CPPCC National Committee Tung Chee-Hwa, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai delivered keynote speeches. On behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Patrick Foye, President of Metropolitan Transportation Authority delivered Chinese New Year celebration remarks. [Read More]

Celebrate Love at Queens Theatre

January 15th, 2018

Queens Theatre (Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director) will present Broadway Valentine, a concert-style revue produced by Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for two performances only on February 17 at 8pm and February 18 at 3pm. Tickets from $20 (free parking and free shuttle bus from Mets – Willets Point subway stop on the 7 train) and can be purchased by visiting QueensTheatre.org or by calling 718.760.0064. [Read More]

Zac Posen, Action Bronson, Samantha Brown and Pauline Frommer Among Star Speakers at 2018 New York Times Travel Show

January 15th, 2018

The New York Times has announced its speaker lineup for its 2018 Travel Show, which features a dynamic offering of travel experts, panel discussions, demonstrations and book signings for travel enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. [Read More]