Archive for May, 2008

Mojitos Cuban Cuisine Woodside Sunnyside

Posted on May 18, 2008. Filed under: Cuban, Woodside/Sunnyside |

Mojitos 52-20 Roosevelt Ave Wooside, NY 11377 718-672-3158

Mojitos is a modest place to get great cuban food, even if it isn’t entirely authentic. This new restaurant is humble in decor, but big in taste. The inexpensive and tasty cuisine is not quite gourmet, but better than street food. Entrees run about $10 and come with a large arugula and olive salad and bread- not so Cuban precursors to a hearty meal. Pernil- a dish offering a tender cut of roasted pork, is crispy on the edges and juicy in the middle, served with rice, beans and yucca. Chuletas is just as satisfying-a dish of pork chops marinated in citrus juices. There are also chicken dishes and skirt steak for a little more in cost. The shrimp marinated in garlic, Camarones al Ajillo, has a pungent sauce that is not easy on the taste buds.  Dessert generally consists of pastel de tres leches– a modified version of the traditional Latin American sweet. Although Mojito’s version is merely a giant slice of bakery birthday cake soaked in sweet milk- authentic it is not- but delicious it is! Friendly service makes-up where the ambiance falls short- but overall the place is festive in its own way, with the voice Gloria Estefan echoing off the barren walls and lights strewn on the windows.  Mojitos offers free delivery, private parties and catering.

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May in Queens… Jackson Heights Poetry Festival, art, origami, and more!

Posted on May 5, 2008. Filed under: Entertainment |

Here’s just a sample of events to check out this month in May.

LIC Scuplture Center May 4th- July 18th

Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art in the 1970s
May 4–July 28, 2008 or more information, photographs or interviews with the artist, please contact Katie Farrell at 718 361 1750 x111 orkfarrell@sculpture-center.org.

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art in the 1970s, organized by guest curator Catherine Morris. Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers will be on view May 4–July 28, 2008 with an opening reception on Sunday, May 4, 4-6pm.

This exhibition focuses on work by women artists who made significant contributions to the development of sculptural practice in the 1970s. They explored the formal constructs of Post-Minimalism: altering notions of sculptural scale, introducing non-traditional mediums, as well as adapting unusual landscape and interior sites. 

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival May 15-17 2008:

The First Annual 
Jackson Heights Poetry Festival 
to Take Place this May

The JHPF is a 3-day event involving poetry workshops and a panel discussion taught by professors and poets, a poetry slam, and an all-day outdoor-poetry-extravaganza. Featuring esteemed poets as Ishle Yi Park, the first woman Poet Laureate of Queens, New York. 

A poetry contest is now being held in public and private middle and high schools throughout Queens for grades 6 – 12, and winners will be featured at the festival. 

Events:
WORKSHOPS: Thursday May 15, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
@ Garden School 33-16 79th Street, Jackson Heights NY, 11372

POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: Friday May 16, 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
@ Restaurant & Lounge Novo 78-23 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY

THE FESTIVAL: Saturday May 17, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
@ Garden School 33-16 79th Street, Jackson Heights, NY

For more information, to submit your work for Contest consideration, or to register for workshops please visit www.jhpfest.org

LIC Bike Parade- 1st annual May 10th 11:30am registration, 12pm-3pm workshop safety tips, repairs, decorating, 3pm-4pm parade. Bring your bike.

Origami in Flushing- Queens Botanical Garden Storigami
Saturday, May 17, 1pm 
Fee: $15 member, $20 non-member

Family stories and paper folding with renowned author Gay Merril Gross. ($15 per person for members, $20 for non-members)

Thalia Spanish Theater presents a Flamenco Musical-41-37 Greenpoint Ave. Sunnyside Queens

 

“PICASSO FLAMENCOnde de Orgaz”

From Friday April 18th, 2008 To Sunday May 25th, 2008

Thalia Spanish Theater in Sunnyside presents a world premier FLAMENCO MUSICAL 
Written by the great Spanish genius PABLO PICASSO. FLAMENCO MUSIC, SINGING and DANCE fuse with PICASSO’S POETIC TEXT “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz”, PROJECTIONS of his paintings and Picassoesque MASKS to create an unforgettable “TOTAL THEATRE” EXPERIENCE. PERFORMANCES IN ENGLISH: Fridays 8pm & Saturdays 3pm. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SATURDAY MAY 17 3PM PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT.*** PERFORMANCES IN SPANISH: Saturdays 8pm & Sundays 4pm.

 

 

 

 

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