Ethan Felder grew up in and currently resides in Forest Hills Queens. He is a practicing labor lawyer and member of Community Board 6. He attended Cornell University for his Bachelor of Arts and Washington University in St. Louis for law and business school.
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
Baseball and Easter return
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.