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Our ART GALLERY is open Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm. FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS are held in the Culture Lab parking lot every Thursday & Friday, 7-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 5-9pm.


Keep your eye on our social media for updates on our upcoming theatre, dance and comedy performances!

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As a member of Culture Lab LIC, you directly support dozens of arts, cultural and neighborhood organizations enjoyed by the entire community. As a Thank You for your awesomeness, each of our membership levels offer something for everyone: $2 off drinks, early viewings to monthly exhibitions, artists talks, Culture Lab LIC swag, and discounts to theater, dance, music concerts, and special events. We have an exciting 2022 season ahead of us and we cannot wait to share it with you! 

Calendar of Current & Upcoming Events

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Opening Reception

for 3 big new shows at Culture Lab LIC!

February 9, 6-9pm

Anonymously, Iran

Luminous: The Art of Neon


Join us to celebrate the opening of these great shows!

Live music & refreshments.

Free Admission.

Opening Reception Feb 9 6-9pm
Luminous The Art of Neon
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Luminous: The Art of Neon

Curated by Kenny Greenberg

& Tess Howsam


Exhibition on view: February 9 - March 26
Opening reception:  February 9, 6-9pm

Free admission. 


We are excited to present "Luminous : The Art of Neon," an exhibition showcasing the vibrant and dynamic world of neon art, featuring works that explore the medium's unique ability to capture and transmit light!

Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101 (Map)

Anonymously, Iran

Anonymouslyاز Iran

An Exhibition Amplifying the Voices of Iranian Women

On view: February 9 - March 26

Opening Reception: February 9, 6-9pm.


Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.

Since the murder of Jina (Mahsa) Amini, the global art community has taken an active and important role in support of the “Woman Life Freedom” movement in Iran. Iranian women are leading the fight against an aging theocratic regime clinging to power. While the authoritarian regime has sought to subdue the Iranian people and its culture, it is Iranians that are quelling the regime.

Art has been a form of resistance. We have witnessed artists, curators, museums, and galleries worldwide show their solidarity by creating, partnering and providing avenues to raise awareness of the ongoing revolution.

The aim of this exhibition is to amplify the voice of Iranians who are and have been bravely defying tyranny and protesting for their freedoms through the lens of art. This exhibition, featuring sculptures, installations, paintings, digital media, and performance art, is a celebration of the incredibly courageous Iranian people, especially the women of Iran, and its culture.

​In solidarity with the artists and people of Iran, due to the current oppressive climate in Iran, and the risks protesters, artists and their families face, all work from all artists (inside and outside of Iran) will be exhibited anonymously.

Free Admission.


Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101 (Map)

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Say It Sexy

Valentine's Erotic Poetry Showcase

Friday, February 10, 7-9:30pm


Hosted by M.A. Dennis, with several of your favorite featured poets and a few open mic spoken word artists. Lovers of the art of spoken word and sexy poetry - grab your significant other and a few friends and join us. Celebrate the many Faces and Flavors of Love!

OPEN MIC: Limited space. Open mic registration closes on January 15. Registration based on availability. Email:

A Fundraiser Sponsored by The National Poetry Association, Queens Underground Poets, Queens Underground Film Festival & Culture Lab LIC

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Say It Sexy


Neon Love
A Night of Burlesque and Music Set Inside a Neon Gallery Art Show.

Saturday, February 11, 8-11pm

Culture Lab LIC and Exquisite Corpse Company have come together to bring you an evening of unforgettable love and lust! 


Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with Exquisite Corpse Company's Neon Love, a night of music, burlesque, and neon art.  Inspired by Luminous, the Neon Gallery show at Culture Lab LIC, Exquisite Corpse Company takes us back to the romance of love and lust under neon lights.


Put on your best vintage duds and join us with your friends and lovers for this unique experience!


Lena Horné,  C'était BonTemps,  XADDY,  Fancy Feast,  Emily Hursh,  Tulle Kit,  Nirah


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Neon Love


Anna Grevenitis

Curated by Orestes Gonzalez

On View: February 9-26

"With REGARD, I am opening a window into our reality... This ongoing series is very basic in its concept: it shows a child, it shows a mother, it shows them living at home, performing familial acts. Because I believe in the connective power offered by the depiction of domesticity, I hope that REGARD helps the audience rethink some of their assumptions about people living with disabilities."

- Anna Grevenitis

Anna Grevenitis' Official Site

Orestes Gonzalez's Official Site


Exquisite Corpse Company

Writer's Lab 2023

Submissions for Exquisite Corpse Company’s 2023 Writer’s Lab are open!

The Exquisite Corpse Company’s Writer’s Lab welcomes six new playwrights annually to work with the company. Over the course of the 8 week program, playwrights will meet weekly and generate a new one act play. Facilitated by Literary Directors Phillip Christian Smith and Blake Bishton, the Lab incorporates Culture Lab LIC’s current fine arts exhibitions as interactive writing prompts. This guided process encourages participants to create work in new ways and culminates in a reading series in June. 

Read More and Apply

ECC Writer' Lab 2023
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Join Our Team
Employment Opportunities at Culture Lab LIC

Culture Lab LIC is seeking to hire an exceptionally talented General Manager that will work in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to help Culture Lab LIC evolve to the next level. This is a rare opportunity to create and implement meaningful organizational change in an uncommonly dynamic and energetic environment.

Salary range: $60,000 to $70,000 a year.

Read More and Apply

Join Our Team


Special thanks to the following organizations and

individuals for their continuing support:

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We are thrilled to announce that Culture Lab LIC is a BOAST: Best of Astoria & LIC 2022 Winner!


Thanks to our community, we were rated top in the DO & SEE section under Best Activity, Best Place for Live Music, Best Performing Arts Venue, and Best Stand-Up Comedy Venue.

Thanks, Boast!


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