Category: art

Queens Council on the Arts merging with Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens

Mar. 27, 2024 By bparry

[caption id="attachment_72517" align="alignnone" width="874"] The brain trust behind the merger (l to r) Walter Sanchez, Frank Raffaele and Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens CEO Costa Constantinides. Photo courtesy of Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens[/caption]
Mar. 27, 2024 By Bill Parry

Local artisans redefine Valentine gifting with unique handcrafted treasures in Queens

Feb. 12, 2024 By Tammy Scileppi You can’t beat handcrafted when it comes to thoughtful gift-giving. This Valentine’s Day and beyond, think heart-melting, one-of-a-kind finds for that special someone or for family and friends. Hardworking local makers put a lot of heart and soul into their artisanal products and supporting these small Queens-based businesses — which… Read more »

Noguchi Museum holding Spanish-language photography workshop program

Jan. 15, 2024 By zgewelb Jan. 15, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Noguchi Museum is offering a free photography workshop program conducted entirely in Spanish starting from Jan. 16 and running through Feb. 27. This creative opportunity will take place Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The workshop is designed for adults aged… Read more »

Noguchi Museum appoints Astoria’s Amy Hau as its new director

Dec. 11, 2023 By Bill Parry   Following an international search for a new leader, the Board of Trustees of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum announced on Dec. 8 the appointment of Astoria native Amy Hau as its next director. Hau has a long history with the Long Island City cultural institution, having… Read more »

Annual Long Island City arts festival returns for first time since 2019

May 31, 2023 By Michael Dorgan One of the borough’s biggest annual art festivals returned to Long Island City with more than 100 creators showcasing their work. The event, called LIC Arts Open Festival, took place from May 17 through May 21 and celebrated the borough’s vibrant arts community with a wide range of art… Read more »

Pair of western Queens arts organizations receive $5 million in funding from borough president’s office

The leaders of two western Queens art organizations were presented with a $5 million check for capital funding on Tuesday, Feb. 22. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)

Feb. 22, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The leaders of two western Queens art organizations were presented with a $5 million check for capital funding on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The presentation was made by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, whose office allocated the funds to The Noguchi Museum, a gallery and sculpture garden located at 9-1… Read more »