Baseball and Easter return, while public schools go on vacation. Queens responds with the home opener at Citi Field, egg hunts everywhere, and enrichment events for youths, such as art and science workshops. A new musical, comedy, film, and a wacky concert are also in the mix.
March 29, Natural Easter Egg Dyeing, 6 pm. Learn about different types of natural, food-based dyes and create botanical patterns to dye eggs. Spring cocktails are served so no minors. $18, RSVP required. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
LEGO Brick Fest
April 7, LEGO Brick Fest, April 8. Get inspired, educated, and entertained with a ridiculous amount of LEGOs. Woody, a seven-foot-tall model of a Toy Story character made of LEGO bricks, will be there. Ditto for Neon City, Glow Gallery, Floorsaic, Big Brick Pit, Space Station, and Architecture Zone. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111st St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2EdfdWJ.
Fashion in Film Festival – Wearing Time: Past, Present, Future, Dream
April 6, Fashion in Film Festival, April 22. The program features some of the most visually stunning and stylistically adventurous films ever made. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District
Guest curators: Marketa Uhlirova and Tom Gunning
Fashion’s most intimate relationship is its relation to time.—Barbara Vinken
Fashion, measure of time.—Walter Benjamin
The London-based Fashion in Film Festival’s 10th anniversary season explores the fascinating connections between fashion, cinema, and time. Probing into four different (though often overlapping) conceptions of time—past, present, future, and dream—the program asks what concrete manifestations of time fashion and clothing enable. What memories, echoes, and ghostly shadows? Fashion’s own relation to time may be vital and intimate, but it is far from transparent. Film, the art of time passing, helps illuminate some of its complexities.
Few things indicate history to us as immediately as styles of dress—period films are often referred to as costume dramas. At the same time, fashion is one of the most potent visual means through which film can break away from known reality and herald new worlds of tomorrow. But dress and fabric can also embody the passage of time. Fashion in film has always been an important sign-posting device, deployed in multiple ways: to guide the viewer through time, to confuse, deceive, and disorient them, or even to dress the wounds of time. Examining the idea of clothing as a vehicle for representing time, Wearing Time goes beyond this, foregrounding the sense of invoking the past, present and future by donning its clothing. Dress allows us to wear time, even as time wears us out. http://bit.ly/2GqvgpS
QEDC’s Entrepreneur Space hosts Lucky Seven party
QEDC’s Entrepreneur Space hosts Lucky Seven party with artisanal food and locally brewed suds
(Long Island City, NY) — The Entrepreneur Space, a food-and-business incubator operated by the Queens Economic Development Corporation, turned seven years old in grand style with food, networking, and high spirits at its home, 36-46 37th St. in Long Island City, on Friday, March 23.
About 150 people attended the commercial kitchen’s Lucky Seven anniversary bash. They tried samples from 28 vendors and local nonprofits, such as Destination Dumplings, Milene Jardin Chocolatier, and Bayside Brewery. Other entities included Rise Products, which upcycles organic waste products into ingredients such as whole barley flour, and The Real Vegan, which makes milk-less cheese spreads.
There was also some inter-borough fun. Grown In Brooklyn, which makes tempeh at the E-Space, offered a demonstration on ways to prepare its healthy, plant-based product. Plus, Bushwick Sauce, which also operates at the E-Space, offered organic hot sauces and jams.
The E-Space officially opened on Jan. 19, 2011. This 12,500-sq.-ft., NYC Economic Development Corporation-sponsored hub features a fully equipped commercial kitchen, offices, and classrooms. QEDC also offers counseling, technical assistance, and financial classes on site. Since opening, the E-Space has helped more than 600 small businesses, generated more than $8 million in revenue, and created more than 120 jobs.
In the photo, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein stands in the middle right behind the birthday cake. He is surrounded by QEDC employees, board members, and clients.