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Arts Groups

99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills

718-520-9842

www.arts4u.org

The alliance consists of an art gallery and a studio dedicated to the promotion and creation of art through lectures, exhibitions and workshops. It is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Astoria Performing Arts Center

PO Box 195, 34-23 Steinway St., Astoria

718-393-7505

www.apacny.org

Founded in 2001, the not-for-profit serves the Astoria, Long Island City community and combines professional theatre with local community outreach.

Bayside Historical Society

208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside

718-352-1548

www.baysidehistorical.org

The 1887 Officers' Club is a New York City Landmark and houses exhibitions and events. Exhibits are open Thursday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's University

Sun Yat Sen Hall, Jamaica

718-990-7476

www.stjohns.edu

Features a variety of exhibits in contemporary art as well as ancient art and artifacts with an emphasis on Asian culture. The gallery is open weekends throughout the year. Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday noon to 5 p.m.

Cultural Collaborative Jamaica

161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica

718-526-3217

www.go2ccj.org

This alliance works to bring together local arts and cultural organizations to help further development in Jamaica.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts at Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

718-463-7700

www.flushingtownhall.org

The council offers a performing arts and visual center where visitors can view contemporary art and historical exhibitions in three art galleries in Town Hall, a Flushing national landmark building. The galleries are handicapped-accessible and free parking is available. The council is open daily, noon to 5 p.m.

Flushing Art League of Queens

158-20 72nd Ave., Fresh Meadows

718-380-6414

www.angelfire.com/realm/fal

Not-for-profit promoting peace and friendship through the arts.

Foundation for Filipino Artists

34-67 60th St., Woodside

718-565-8852

www.filartist.com

The foundation works to improve artistry and creativity among the local Filipino community.

Independent Arts Gallery

23-35 Broadway, Astoria

718-658-2526

718-204-7114

The gallery, part of the Queens Independent Living Center, features the work of professional artists with disabilities. The gallery sponsors exhibits, workshops, lectures and seminars.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

718-204-7088

www.noguchi.org

Isamu Noguchi's work is on featured on display in a garden setting. Museum also offers education and public programs. Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays closed; Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $5 (adults), $2.50 (seniors & students)

Jackson Heights Art Club

St. Mark's Church

33-50 82nd St. (at 34th Ave.), Jackson Heights

718-426-9821

Visit the club during its weekend gallery exhibits. It also features an annual spring show, painting demonstrations and outdoor shows in the spring and fall. Open year-round; call ahead for exhibit hours and ticket prices.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica

718-658-7400

www.jcal.org

Housed in a neo-Renaissance structure built in 1898, the center was founded in 1972 to provide arts education and cultural programs to the southeastern Queens community. It offers workshops, performances and classes that focus on performing arts disciplines and understanding cultural differences through the arts. The center is handicapped-accessible. Ticket prices vary. Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kew Gardens Council for Recreation and the Arts, Inc.

105 82nd Road

718-263-7180

The council sponsors recreational, musical, theatrical and art events for the residents of Kew Gardens.

Korean Arts Center

142-05 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 425, Flushing

718-359-1703

The center offers dance and music programs for children and adults. The center is open year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

L.I.C. Artists, Inc.

37-06 36th St., Long Island City

718-784-2935

www.licartists.org

This is where artists open their studios for the public's viewing and opinion. Open daily throughout the year. Call for hours.

National Art League

44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston

718-224-3957

www.nationalartleague.org

Non-profit organization that offers workshops and displays exhibitions.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

718-784-2084

www.ps1.org

The center, which merged with Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art in 1999, features more than 80,000 square feet of exhibit space, making it the largest contemporary art center in the world. Closed until March 12. Open Thursday to Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Queensborough Community College Art Gallery

222-05 56th Ave., Bayside

718-631-6396

www.qccartgallery.org

This gallery offers a permanent collection of 19th and 20th century works on paper and various temporary exhibits. It is handicapped-accessible and there is bus parking. Hours: Monday closed; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Queens Council on the Arts

One Forest Park at Oak Ridge, Woodhaven

718-647-3377

www.queenscouncilarts.org

This borough-wide council provides cultural event information as well as free outdoor summer concerts, festivals and craft fairs.

Queens Historical Society

143-35 37th Ave., Flushing

718-939-0647

www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Headquartered in an historic site, Kingsland Homestead, the society maintains and explores the history of its colonial farmhouse through exhibitions, house and walking tours, and educational programs. Business hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum hours: Tuesday to Sunday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission: $3 Adults - $2 Students/Seniors.

Queens Library Art Gallery

89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica

718-990-8665

www.queenslibrary.org/gallery

The gallery offers a wide variety of exciting programs, exhibitions and arts education activities that complement library sources. The gallery also has concerts, lectures and film screenings linked to exhibits on display. Visitors have the opportunity to take part in hands-on art activities and tours. The gallery is handicapped-accessible. Open year-round, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday (Sept. to May) from noon to 5 p.m.

Queens Museum of Art

New York City Building

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

718-592-9700

www.queensmuseum.org

Various exhibits of contemporary art, architecture and design installments by both international and Queens-based artists. Be sure to see the Panorama, a 9,335-square-foot scale model of New York City which includes skyscrapers, parks, rivers and bridges. It has been updated to include recent developments. Summer Hours: June 26 - Sept. 5, Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., Friday noon 8 p.m. Regular Hours: Sept. 6 - June 25, Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Suggested Donation: $5 (adults), $2.50 (seniors and children).

Queens Theatre in the Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

718-760-0064

www.queenstheatre.org

Located in the lush environs of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Theatre in the Park hosts year-round events ranging from dance, community theater, concerts and other exciting programs and performances.

Selma and Max Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

(Formerly Colden Center)

Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

718-544-2996

An endowment from patrons Selma and Max Kupferberg led to the renaming of Queens College's Colden Center, which has been a presenting organization in the performing arts since 1961. The endowment also encompasses the college's other departments including the Aaron Copland School of Music; the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance; Department of Media Studies; the Godwin Ternbach Museum; the Louis Armstrong House Museum; and the Queens College Art Center.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Broadway at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

718-956-1819

www.socratessculpturepark.org

The Socrates Sculpture Park is a remodeled outdoor museum where artists from around the world exhibit contemporary sculptures. The park is handicapped-accessible. Open daily year-round from 10 a.m. to sunset.

Women's Studio Center Inc.

21-25 44th Ave., Long Island City

(Mailing address: 43-32 22nd St., Long Island City)

718-361-5649

www.womenstudiocenter.org

The Women's Studio Center is a not-for-profit fine art studio and writing room with workshops and events for visual artists and writers.

ZASP Inc., USA

PO Box 192, Kew Gardens

718-849-3396

This not-for-profit, non-sectarian group provides cultural services for the Polish-American Artists Association.

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