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BROOKLYN, BRONX & QUEENS AGENDAS

Jim Henson’s World

Explore Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture and learn how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. Among the nearly 300 objects on view…

Ample Hills Creamery Astoria Scoop Shop

Beloved Brooklyn based Ample Hills Creamery’s 10th shop features indoor seating (including comfy booth seating), a small kids play area and 20+ creative flavors including Nectar of the Queens (honey cinnamon ice cream mixed with pieces of baklava and galaktoboureko from local Artopolis Bakery), only available a this location. Also try three brand new flavors…

Las Palabras son Muros [Pavilion for Astoria]

In a collectively authored dynamic sculptural “book” project by artist Rafael Domenech, scaffolding and construction mesh, provisional materials emblematic of the changing urban landscape, comprise the two semicircular towers of an outdoor piece. The mesh “pages” hanging from the scaffolding feature graphically dynamic laser-cut texts that rotate throughout the exhibition.

The Socrates Annual 2019

Explore new commissions from 16 artists produced on-site that engage the Socrates Sculpture Park’s unique history, landscape, and surrounding community. Projects range from a soundscape conflating the sounds of animals and man-made objects to a monument to the invasive Ailanthus plant. Approaches vary among collaborative investigations of authorship and visibility, the re-contextualization of domestic motifs,…

Flux Takeover at Socrates

Long Island City artist residency and collective art space, Flux Factory, takes over Socrates Scultpure Park for an adventurous afternoon of performance, engagement, and installation activating The Socrates Annual exhibition. Experience Flux’s core themes in action – collaboration, experimentation, and play – including paper waste puppets, solar synthesizers, cleromantic divination, exercises in communal art viewing,…

The Art of the Brick

See more than 100 pieces made by artist Nathan Sawaya with more than one million LEGO bricks. The collection features original pieces, a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton (comprised of over 80,000 LEGO bricks) and re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces. Includes an interactive section called “The Science of the Brick”…

Connected Worlds

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert, wetlands, river valley, reservoir, and grasslands -have their own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The habitats are fed…

Science for Nanos: An Imagine Science Film Festival Screening

Watch science-inspired films for the whole family. This year’s program, Taking Flight, features films that aspire to soar – via wings, planes or rockets – for those yet to leave the nest and those already well into the air.

Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend

Hooray for decay! Get your hands dirty—literally—as you explore the process of decomposition at Wave Hill. Investigate the forest floor, handle real-life scavengers and decomposers, learn about osteology, the study of bones and skeletal elements, try to reassemble a skeleton, get composting info and make wearable art inspired by decomposers.  Join a parade of walking snags…

Spooky Pumpkin Garden

Explore more than 100 pumpkin-headed scarecrows set among giant and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Put on a festive fall puppet show and have a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities on afternoons and weekends include potting up a ghostly dusty miller plant. Take a tropical break…

Boo at the Zoo

Watch rhinos smash pumpkins, see giant pumpkin carvings of animals, join dancers and drummers in a costume parade, explore a hay maze, take a haunted pirate hayride, make creepy crafts, see magic acts and enjoy more spooky family fun at the zoo.