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QCA Artist Commissioning Program Information Session


Learn how you can become part of the commissioning process for the Queens Council of the Arts at an information session on Tuesday October 15, 6 – 8pm! Info Sessions are required for all prospective ACP applicants. More information here, or RSVP here.

About the Queens Council on the Arts Artist Commissioning Program

Queens Council on the Arts is accepting applications for its Artist Commissioning Program (ACP)! Designed to democratize the traditional commissioning process, QCA is seeking individuals with a connection the communities of Maspeth/Ridgewood or Flushing to become an Art Commissioner or ACP Artist.

Art Commissioners evaluate and select the projects, serve in advisory capacity for the selected artists, and participate in monthly art convenings and professional development workshops around commissioning art.

Artists (Choreographers, Composers, Playwrights) receive a $10,000 commission to create a new work. Projects should tell an untold story highlighting underrepresented protagonists, as well as demonstrate a connection to the communities of either Flushing or Maspeth/Queens. ACP artists produce a World Premiere of their project in Queens, and work with an advisory cohort of local Art Commissioners.

4th Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival


Kiwanis Club of Maspeth Presents: The 4th Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival

Join us for the 4th Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival presented by The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth.  This festival will feature some of the finest beers from some of the best breweries from NYC as well as several from across the US and abroad.  In addition to the great beers available, we will be featuring cider, wine tasting and live music. Several food vendors will be available offering tasty choices for an additional cost.  All of the proceeds will go to charities supported by the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth.

$50.00 in advance will receive a tasting glass
$60.00 at the door will receive a tasting glass
$10.00 Designated Driver Ticket – A DD ticket holder will receive free water and soda. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting glass and are NOT permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

Open Call: Exhibitions + Main Spaces


We are currently seeking proposals for Group Exhibitions in our gallery space, Solo Projects + Installations in our gallery space, and short-term Main Spaces Projects!

Review the guidelines for open calls for gallery exhibitions and projects in our main spaces, and apply by April 15! We are also accepting proposals on a rolling basis for Open Capacity – our space support program for artists and organizers.

Take a look at our proposal page for full details and guidelines.

Submit your proposal here.

New Years Eve ‘Time + Space’ with Claude VonStroke




PopGun Presents: Yaeji

One More – The Tour

withs Support from:
Victoria Sin & Shy One
NK Badtz Maru b2b Phoneg1rl

8 PM // $25-30 ADV, $35 DOS // 18+


Watch Yaeji’s video for “Raingurl”:

Yaeji’s music is an invitation into an intimate, healing, world exploring cultural identity and self-reflection through dreamlike house productions that morph from whispery confessionals to dancefloor burners. Born in Queens, NY to South Korean parents, Yaeji repatriated to Seoul shortly after, where she spent her formative years attending school, learning Korean and English side-by-side. Yaeji returned to America to study fine arts, east asian studies, and communication design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout her studies, Yaeji made a home for herself at the college radio station, where she was introduced to the local underground electronic music community and seminal club nights like Hot Mass, all formative experiences leading to her fascination with dance music production. With her fully-fledged music obsession in tow, Yaeji moved back to her birth city after graduation and began cultivating her own community of artists and DJs in Brooklyn’s local dance scene while recording music of her own. Yaeji’s first musical offering, her self-titled Yaeji EP, found the producer merging her club influences with songwriting and hazy raps flitting between Korean and English. Most recently, Yaeji followed up her debut with EP2, featuring singles “Drink I’m Sippin On” and “Raingurl.” EP2 marks Yaeji’s ascendance as a singular and leading voice in dance, hip-hop and avant-pop music.

SOUQ Festival 2018


SOUQ Festival is coming to NYC with Viken Arman, Stavroz, Sainte Vie, Crussen, and more on Friday, October 26th.

For their first time in New York City, they are joined by none other than Brooklyn-based Akumandra for a world-class musical collaboration and a two-room Halloween experience at Knockdown Center. Expect the unexpected, as they transform the space into a bazaar for one night only.

Together we create the greatest circus of all.
Close your eyes and see the future.



❍ – SOUQ Room:

● Viken Arman (Live)
● Stavroz (live)
● Feathered Sun (live)

❍ – Akumandra Room:

● Sainte Vie (live)
● Crussen
● Mateo
● Eli

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● Smoke, mirrors & illusions abound
● Fortune tellers & magical potions
● Circus acts & performers seen all around
● Follow the light at the end of the tunnel

♦ Ṩ ♦ ounds like the imaginary souk in your head
♦ O ♦ n all the charming melodies and emotions
♦ U ♦ nravelling your craziest dreams
♦ Ϙ ♦ uestioning the red light of the horizon


● Henna & Body Painting

● Crystal Ball & Tarot Readings

● Face Painting (All That Glitters)

● Noya Magic

● Tiff Porter Style

● LunaRa design

● Atlas Woven: Moroccan Wool Rugs + Eternal Leathers

+ more TBA


#SOUQFestival #Akumandra

Neon Gold X


Neon Gold Records celebrates their 10th Anniversary as a label this September, bringing together an all star lineup culled from their family tree of award-winning artists in New York City on September 29th. Held across two stages at The Knockdown Center (off of the L train Jefferson stop), the celebration will feature live performances from Neon Gold artists:

The Knocks

St. Lucia (Acoustic Set) ***JUST ADDED***

Matt Maeson
Alex Winston
Your Smith + more!

Tickets start at $50, with VIP tickets priced at $120. More information available here:

The show marks Marina’s first US performance since 2015 and will be The Knocks’ only NYC live performance of the year!

Rain or Shine

TV On The Radio plays ‘Dear Science’


TV On The Radio celebrates the 10 year anniversary of their classic album ‘Dear Science’ at Knockdown Center, Thursday, September 20th.

TV on the Radio has been called “one of the most compelling American rock and roll stories of the modern age” (BBC), “the most innovative band on the planet” (AV Club) and simply “superb” (Rolling Stone), proving themselves to be one of the most influential bands of the decade. The band consistently confounds expectations while managing to balance respect from critics and peers alike. Their albums grace national ‘best of’s’ and ‘year-end’ lists, including their latest record Seeds (Harvest), topping New York Time’s Jon Pareles’ Best Albums of 2014 list. Their live show has been dubbed, “sexy nerdiness letting go in a controlled blast of unleashed energy” (The Boston Globe).

They’re influential, in their prime, they’re TV on the Radio, and they’ve established themselves as defining musicians of this generation. Seeds serves as another step in continuing to heed their reputation as “the most vital, current band in America” (Associated Press).

Prior to Seeds, TV On The Radio’s 2011 Nine Types of Light, was deemed “pure heaven” by the cherubs at Rolling Stone, earning the band a Grammy® nomination. Dear Science was voted #1 by fans in Pitchfork’s Reader’s Poll and the #1 album in the Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop poll, composed of reviews by more than 800 critics. Following the love the records received, the band went on to grace the stages of Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report. Earlier records, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes and Return To Cookie Mountain stole the hearts of fans and critics alike just the same, winning the Shortlist Music Prize and Spin’s Album of the Year respectively.

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