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Ongoing Events and Activities


Ongoing Activities for Adults and Kids

Live Music and Performance

* Espresso 77: A hub for music and arts in the neighborhood, 35-57 77th Street
* Terraza 7 Cafe. A rich schedule of musical and arts events, including JH Poetry Festival First Tuesdays Open Readings.  40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst.
* El Coyote: Restaurant with live Mariachi music, Thursdays-Sundays. 80-18 Northern Blvd.
* Firefly Puppets: Puppet shows and workshops every month in Jackson Heights. Join the email list to get listings, and/or join the Facebook page for news and to see fun puppet videos and photos.
* Flushing Town Hall: Jazz, world music, and dance, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
* Himalayan Yak: Restaurant with live jazz, Mondays, Fridays-Sundays. 72-20 Roosevelt Ave.
* Rogue Magic & Funshop: Evenings of Wonder, Saturdays 9-11 pm, $12-$20.  85-08 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. (718) 505-0316.
Music Lessons

* Performing Arts Conservatory of New York, high quality instruction in music, dance, and art, 718-639-1425, 37-57 89th St. and 80-20 Roosevelt Ave.
* Jackson Heights Music Lessons with Javier Arau
* PianoVerse.  Private one-on-one piano lessons for adults and children.  82-07 Northern Boulevard, 718-803-3322.
* Kids Music Together: Classes for babies, kids under 4, and kids aged 3-5, at the Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue.
* Music for Aardvarks: For families with children ages 3mo. - 5 yrs.  Sometimes in Jackson Heights with Audra Rox and nearby as well
Dance, Sports & Fitness

* Al Oerter Recreation Center: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
* AMF 34th Avenue Bowling Lanes: 69-10 34th Ave
* Central Queens Y: 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills
* City Ice Pavilion: 47-32 32nd Place, LIC
* Dance Dynamics, 84-14 Northern Boulevard, 718-476-8071
* EC Squared Studio, 80-20 Roosevelt Avenue Suite 207
* Elmjack Little League, 79-02 19th Ave., East Elmhurst
* Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Aquatic Center
* Free Community Yoga and Zumba Classes, sponsored by Emblem Health. May, Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. at the Renaissance Charter School; June-August on the 78th Street Play Street.  See for details
* Greenpoint-Williamsburg Youth Soccer League (in Brooklyn, but many JH families are involved)
* Lorenz Latin Dance Studio, 105-02 Northern Blvd., Corona
* M'kekado School of Karate & Self-Defense: Martial Arts instruction by Sensei Orlando, Self-Defense, and Yoga.  72-26 Roosevelt Ave.
* Mambo Bravo: Salsa/Mambo lessons, 53-22 Roosevelt Ave., 2nd Floor, 718-662-8474
* Mimi for Me Yoga Studio, dance, fitness, mat pilates, beginner yoga and wellness workshops for adults and kids., 718-505-YOGA, 7611 37th Ave., 2nd Fl
* New York Badminton Center: 132-68 34th Avenue, Flushing
* Pachamama Peruvian Arts: Free weekly classes in Peruvian music and dance for children, held after school at P.S. 212, 34-25 82nd Street.
* Roberta Wells Conservatory, Corona.  Free and affordable arts programming for youth 6 - 21.  Performing arts, voice, dance drill and baton programs.
* Queens Dance Institute, 76-11 37th Avenue, 718-899-8788
* St. Joan of Arc Youth Council, organized sports including art, baseball, softball, basketball, chess, soccer, and track.
* Super Kickers, soccer classes for 18 months - 14 years.  Located at P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave. and Landing Lights Park
* Super Soccer Stars, classes for young children.  At the Garden School, 33-16 79th St
* Take Me to the Water Swim Classes, classes for babies and children.  Forest Hills
* UrzĂșa Center of Performing Arts, yoga, dance, and theater arts for all ages.  81-11 Roosevelt Ave, 2nd floor
* USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
* World Ice Arena: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
* YMCA: Long Island City, Flushing
Film & Theater

* Jackson Heights Cinema, 40-31 82nd Street
* Fair Theater, 90-18 Astoria Blvd. (Hong Kong, Bollywood),
* LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC
* Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside
* Unity Stage Company, Jackson Heights and Sunnyside: Theatre for and by kids
* Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

* Amaru Pisco Bar: 84-13 Northern Blvd
* BQE Bar & Billiards: 70-02 34th Ave.
* Cafe Uno Billiards: 78-01 Roosevelt Ave.
* Cassidy's Ale House: 75-02 31st Ave.
* Club Evolution: 76-19 Roosevelt Ave.
* D'Antigua: Karaoke, DJs, live bands. 84-16 Northern Blvd.
* Donovan's Pub: 57-24 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside
* Kabu Bar & Lounge: 85-09 Northern Blvd.
* La Boom: 56-15 Northern Blvd., Woodside
* La Gloria: 86-11 Northern Blvd
* Las Margaritas: 83-22 37th Ave
* Legends Bar & Grill: 71-04 35th Ave.
* Pata Paplean Bar: 76-21 Woodside Ave., Elmhurst
* Prince HOF: 75-10 Broadway
* Ready Penny Inn: 37-07 73rd St
* Rubi Rosa: 84-07 Northern Blvd
* Saints & Sinners Pub: 59-21 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside
* Sean Og Tavern: 60-02 Woodside Ave., Woodside
* Terraza 7 Cafe:  40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst.
* Wine Garden Cafe: 86-09 Northern Blvd

* Geography of NYC Walking Tours by Jack Eichenbaum
* Louis Armstrong House and Archives: 34-56 107th Street, Corona
* Queens Food Tours by Jeffrey Tastes
* Steinway & Sons Factory Tour: 1 Steinway Place, LIC.  See this post for instructions on making reservations.

* Jackson Heights Art Club
* Jackson Heights Garden Club
* New Visions Democratic Club
* Queens Best Toastmasters Club
* Queens Pride House
* Scrabble and Gaming Club: First Saturday of each month at 3:00 P.M., at the Community United Methodist Church (35th Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets).  An historic Jackson Heights tradition.
* Jackson Heights Dads Meetup
* Queens West Kiwanis Club
Queens Public Library hosts a wide range of events for adults and kids

* Jackson Heights
* Broadway
* Corona
* East Elmhurst
* Elmhurst
* Flushing
* Langston Hughes
* Sunnyside
* Woodside

* 78th Street Play Street
* Travers Park
* Hart Playground
* Gorman Playground
* Bulova Park
* St. Michael's Playground
* Playground 90
* Northern Playground
* Fisher Pool
* Private William Gray Park
* Junction Playground
* Frank D. O'Connor Park
* Doughboy Plaza
More Just for Kids

* 82nd Street Academics
* Bilingual Sprouts enrichment Spanish immersion program for children ages 6 months to 8 years old at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave.,
* Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
* Kids Playhouse: 93-05 37th Ave.
* Long Island City Kids Enrichment Center
* Young Chefs Academy: Forest Hills
* Raspberry Heights Workshop: Hands-on computing and electronics, at JH ELC Annex, 79-10 34th Ave
Other Venues and Listings

* Queens Council on the Arts Calendar
* Volunteering Opportunities: via NYC Service, via New York Cares

Please reply with corrections and additions

Annual events in and around Jackson Heights


* Queens Lunar New Year Parade (Flushing)

* African American Literary Festival (QPL / Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center

* St. Pats for All Parade & Irish Fair (Sunnyside)
* Queens Holi/Phagwah Parade (Richmond Hill)
* Queens World Film Festival

* Jackson Heights Art Club Annual Members Show (St. Mark's Church, JH)
* Vaisakhi Mela (37th Road)*

* Queens Cinco de Mayo Celebration (Flushing Meadows Park)

* June in Jackson Heights (Community-Wide)
* Queens Pride Parade & Festival (37th Ave., 75th Street, and 37th Road)*
* Historic Jackson Heights Weekend (Community-Wide)
* Jackson Heights Art Club Annual Show on the Fence (P.S. 69, 37th Avenue, JH)
* Make Music New York (Sites vary)

* Woodside on the Move Festival (Woodside Avenue)*
* Tour de Queens - (Various neighborhoods)
* Queens Colombian Day Parade (Northern Blvd. between 69th Street and 90th Street)*

* Summer Sundays at the Park (Travers Park)
* Junction Blvd. Street Fair (Junction Blvd.)*
* Queens Ecuadorian Parade (Northern Blvd. between 69th Street and 90th Street)*
* Multicultural Flower Festival / Festival De Las Flores (Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
* U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and Arthur Ashe Kids Day (USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)

* Viva La Comida! (82nd Street)*
* Kiwanis Club Street Fair (37th Avenue, 83rd-90th Streets)*
* Chatpati Mela (75th Street & 37th Road)*
* Carnaval de la Cultura Latina (Junction Blvd.)*
* Queens Hispanic Parade (37th Avenue)*

* Queens Dominican Day Parade (Northern Blvd., 69th-86th Streets)*
* Bolivian Parade of New York (37th Avenue, 69th-86th Streets)*
* Woofside Halloween Pet Parade & Festival (Woodside)
* Jackson Heights Halloween Parade (37th Avenue)*

* Jackson Heights Holiday Carolling

See also:

* Updated information on Street closures: Community Board 3 Calendar
* Updated information on Hispanic parades: Aleida
* Events This Weekend in Queens

*Street closures

Wonderful list, thank you!

Pauglina also has live music on Sundays from 2-5 :-)


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