Free Admission Noguchi Museum
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
On the first Friday of every month, enjoy free admission to a serene museum and gardens founded and designed by internationally renowned Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. Advance reservations are highly recommended; tickets are released two weeks before each date.
Housed in a repurposed 1920s red brick industrial building, with an attached concrete pavilion designed and built in the 1980s by Noguchi himself in collaboration with Shoji Sadao (1927–2019). The two-story Museum contains approximately 27,000 square feet of exhibition space, including a renowned sculpture garden.
🍽 The Cafe is currently closed. Excellent restaurants within easy walking distance include Château le Woof, Bel Aire Diner, Arepas Grill, Astoria Provisions, and Flor de Azalea Cafe.
🌳 Down the block from Socrates Sculpture Park.
Field Guide: Planting Workshop
Join neighborhood farmer Anna Poaster of Hellgate Farm and talk about plants, planting, then get into the soil! Plant vegetables, herbs, and flowers in the education gardens.
Over the rest of the summer, these plants will be attracting pollinators, and being used, tasted, smelled, touched, and propagated in the season’s workshops.More info
Salsa n Samba Vibes’ Plaza Dance Party
Join Queensboro Dance Festival for a thematic afternoon of performances, followed by a dance lesson and open dance floor for all to a live Queens band or DJ.
Includes performances by Cucala Dance Company, Drye/Marinaro Dance Company, and Flamenco Latino, a NY Salsa dance lesson with Cucala Dance Company and open dance floor with…More info
‘Jazzy Jams’ Dance Party at Murray Playground LIC
Join Queensboro Dance Festival for a thematic afternoon of performances, followed by a dance lesson and open dance floor for all to a live Queens band or DJ/
Includes performances by Chieh&Yoyo, Cole Collective and 10tecomai, Japanese dance lessons with 10tecomai and an open dance floor with Queens musical guest Roy Futaba Jazz.More info
Gantry Plaza State Park/Hunter’s Point Park South
Visit two Long Island City playgrounds within walking distance of each other set in a large riverside oasis with spectacular Manhattan views.
Lots of places to climb and spin (and splash in the summer) at the playground at Gantry Plaza State Park with a cushioned rainbow floor and groovy design. Stroll along the park’s four…More info