As we enter the last two weeks of May…

We are entering the last two weeks of May, and things are really just beginning to heat up (LITERALLY). We are starting to see more outdoor activities for both adults and kids. Museums are bringing in new exhibits, and events are sprawling everywhere in our area. Here are some of the latest finds I’ve been wanting to share with you all. And remember, if there is any local event you want me to cover, or if you know of any local artists who have upcoming shows, please do not hesitate to reach out to me on my Twitter or Instagram. I always want to hear from my readers.

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The lineup is out for the MOMA PS1 WARM UP 2019. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

May 16th @ 8PM {The Arc}: DMNDR presents NABRHOOD featuring FLAMINGOSIS, A NYC Warehouse Party Series. “A NYC warehouse party experience with live music, artisanal cuisine and immersive projections featuring Flamingosis + French Horn Rebellion.” For tickets and more information CLICK HERE.

May 17th @ 7PM {Museum of Moving Image}: Baikonur, Earth (Bajkonur, Terra). The MOMI brings us Baikonur, Earth in the films U.S. Premier. “Andrea Sorini’s gently surreal documentary study of the home of the Baikonur Cosmodrome—the world’s first space launch facility—achieves the feat of making life on Earth look as alien as any destination in the universe. Built for the launch of Sputnik in the 1950s, the Cosmodrome, located in a desert region of Kazakhstan, is still in use, for sending rockets to the International Space Station.” This film is also a part of the Panorama Europe 2019 Film Festival. For tickets and more information CLICK HERE.

May 17th @ 7:30PM {Museum of Moving Image}: One Day (Egy Nap). This film joins the Panorama Europe 2019 Film Festival, which is being partially celebrated at MOMI. In its New York Premiere, One Day is based on “a young mother who barely manages to do the impossible each day—corral her three demanding children, feeding them and getting them to school and to lessons, while dealing with household problems and financial stress, and a husband who may be having an affair.” Click Here for more information.

May 17th @ 8PM {MOMA PS1}: Second Annual Springtoberfest. “Celebrate the season with an evening outdoors at our second annual Springtoberfest with a one-night-only beer garden featuring some of our favorite Queens-based breweries and food vendors. Enjoy a live DJ set by JADALAREIGN, outdoor screenings, and after-hours access to the galleries.” For tickets and a list of breweries CLICK HERE.

May 17th @ 8PM {The Arc}: There Goes The NBRHOOD!. “For the last night of our NABRHOOD series we’re going back to our roots with live music and inspired jam sessions. This super hang is made for the DMNDR family of musicians and friends of The Arc (ARCitects).Click Here for tickets and more information.

May 17th @ 9PM {Knock Down Center}: Innervisions New York. KDC brings us Innervisions New York, in its “first US event of the year in none other than the city that never sleeps, New York. Dixon and Âme will be joined by some of the most exciting names in underground dance music: critically-acclaimed DJ Koze, fast-rising star Trikk and French talent, Jennifer Cardini.” For tickets CLICK HERE.

May 17th @ 10PM {Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden}: Beer Garden Silent Disco Party. Join one of the largest Beer Garden’s in Queens for this silent disco, and dance the night away to the sounds of three live DJ’s on three different channels. Click Here for tickets and more information.

May 18th @ 11AM {Katch Astoria}: Kids Silent Disco Party and Parents Bottomless Brunch Party. Get your 90 mins of bottomless brunch while your kids dance the morning and afternoon away to three live DJ sets on three different channels. Click Here for tickets and information.

May 18th @ 12PM {Citifield Queens}: The World’s Fare 2019 @ Citifield. With over 100 local food vendors from all five boroughs, and over 50 craft brewers, Citifield brings us a festival worth attending. There are plans to set up a Bazaar-style market with global food and handmade crafts from around the globe. Also, don’t miss the music and art for your entertainment. Click Here for tickets and more information.

May 18th @ 2PM {Museum of Moving Image}: Filmmaker Memorial for John Singleton. “Black Film Critics Circle president, Michael Sargent, and his fellow film critics will present and discuss scenes from their favorite John Singleton film Boyz in the Hood (1991) with attendees. This will be followed by a panel discussion with these critics and audience members who wish to share their thoughts about Singleton’s contributions as a filmmaker.” Admission is free with RSVP. If you do not RSVP by May 17th, admission will still be granted with a museum ticket purchase. CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

May 18th @ 7PM {Superchief Gallery}: Twin Flames by Justin Aversano. Join Superchief Gallery as they embark on a new journey through the eyes of Justin Aversano. Aversano took 100 sets of twins and photographed them to “create a body of work focused on the existence of multiple births and phenomena of twindom through an immersive portrait survey.” The exhibit is completely FREE.

May 18th @ 10PM {Knock Down Center}: Wrecked w/ Ron Like Hell // Ryan Smith. “Wrecked is back with their new home at BASEMENT NY the new club underneath Knockdown Center. Yes, that’s right, all those early, hazy basement memories from our humble beginnings well we’re eager to get back underground.” For tickets and more information CLICK HERE.

May 19th @ 10AM {Ditmars Blvd}: Astoria Spring Festival 2019. Join the rest of the neighborhood as they enjoy a day filled with local food vendors and tons of activities for the family. The festival will be set up on Ditmars Blvd between 31st and Street and 21st Avenue. This event is free for all!

May 19th @ 12PM {Museum of Moving Image}: Alamar. MOMI brings us this film as part of the Family Matinees series. “Five-year-old Natan goes with his father Jorge on an expedition to Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral reef in Mexico. There he experiences life in harmony with nature, staying in a house on stilts above the water, catching barracuda and other fish on baited lines thrown from a boat, observing as his father and “grandfather” (Jorge’s older mentor) go spearfishing and lobster catching. He also encounters crocodiles—but is not afraid—and makes friends with a feisty wild egret, a migratory bird, that he names Blanquita. With just a few weeks before Natan goes back to Italy to live with his mother, Jorge is intent on teaching his son about their Mayan heritage, and the rhythms of a fisherman’s life.” This film is appropriate for children. For tickets and more information CLICK HERE.

May 19th @ 2PM {Museum of Moving Image}: Dog City. In its 30th anniversary screening, and as part of “Jim Henson’s World (2019),” MOMI brings us a film for the entire family to enjoy. “Inspired by the classic paintings of dogs playing poker, the canine gangster comedy Dog City made its debut in 1989 as an episode of “The Jim Henson Hour.” Jim Henson won an Emmy for directing the show, which inspired the 1992-1995 animated/puppetry series “Jim Henson’s Dog City.” Henson effects experts Fred Buchholz and Tom Newby will be on hand to discuss the behind the scenes wizardry used in Dog City and other Henson productions.” Click Here for tickets and more information.

May 19th @ 2PM {Knock Down Center}: Dystōpia New York City. Join KDC and Be Svendsen, Davi, Magit Cacoon, Nico Stojan & Nour for a night of music madness. Click Here for tickets.

May 19th @ 4:30PM {Museum of Moving Image}: Phil Solomon Memorial Screening. In memory of Phil Solomon, MOMI brings us a day filled with Solomon’s most popular films and a discussion session right after. Some of the films that are going to be shown include The Secret Garden (1988, 23mins) [one of my all-time favorite films as a kid], The Exquisite Hour (1989, 14mins), Remains to be Seen (1989, 17mins), Seasons (2002, 15mins. Silent). For more information, and for tickets CLICK HERE.

May 19th @ 6:30PM {Museum of Moving Image}: Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl (Cateva Conversatii Despre o Fata Foarte Inalta). In its U.S. Premiere for the Panorama Europe 2019 Film Festival, this film is paving the way for an open conversation about sexuality, as it’s the first Romanian film focused on a Lesbian love story. “Two women who share a former lover begin a series of Skype conversations in Bogdan Olteanu’s deceptively relaxed and emotionally incisive love story. The women are polar opposites; in a remarkable screen debut, Silvana Mihai plays a vulnerable character tentatively coming to terms with her sexuality. Her shyness is contrasted by the brashness of Florentina Nastase’s much more experienced bohemian.” Click Here for tickets.

Museum & Gallery Opening Exhibitions:

Queens Botanical GardenArt In The Garden: In Full Bloom {March 29 to August 25}

Socrates Sculpture Park: Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space {On view until September 3rd}

New York Hall of Science: Mundos Alternos: Alien Toy by Rubén Ortiz Torres {On view until August 18th}

New York Hall of Science: 3D Theater; Backyard Wilderness 3D {On view until September 30th}

Knock Down Center: Soft Territories by Victoria Mangeniello, Simón Sepúlveda, Sarah Zapata {On view until June 23rd}

Sculpture Center: Ektor Garcia: Cadena Perpetua {On view until July 29th}

Sculpture Center: Matt Keegan: What was & What is {On view until August 18th}

Sculpture Center: Jean-Luc Moulène: More of Less Bone {On view until July 29th}

Noguchi Museum: Noguchi: Body-Space Devices by Brendan Fernandes {On view until May 3, 2020}

Museum & Gallery Closing Exhibitions:

Mrs. GalleryCaroline Wells Chandler- Tutti Frutti{Closing June 1st}