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

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. 

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

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



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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