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The best bands and the best music, every weekend this summer, starting in May. Keep your eyes on our calendar and our Instagram & Facebook pages for up-to-date scheduling information!

Live Music in May

Our ART GALLERY is open Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm. Starting in May, our Live Outdoor Summer Concert Series returns every weekend! 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! 

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Luminous The Art of Neon
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Luminous: The Art of Neon

Curated by Kenny Greenberg

& Tess Howsam


On view: February 9 - April 30

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

Luminous: The Art of Neon, an exhibition inspired by the life and work of Long Island City local neon artist, Gerry Rose. 


The exhibition showcases the vibrant and dynamic world of neon art, featuring works that explore the medium's unique ability to capture and transmit light!

Featuring  neon artwork by:

Alissa Eberle
Brady Caldwell & Sam Smouha
Caroline LaCava
Chloe Kottwitz
Danielle James
David Ablon
Diane Hendry
Don Bruschi
Elysa D. Batista
Erin Taylor
Eve Hoyt
Graciela Cassel
James Akers
Jill Magid
Josef Pinlac
Joshua Ice
Kenny Greenberg
Kevin Scanlan
Molly Rose Levine
Jung Yun Choi
Norma Markley
Patrick Nash
Roger Borg
Sophia Wallace
Tom Unger
Tomas Penc
Gerry Rose

Read More (Press Release/PDF)

Read about the Gerry Rose Neon Art Silent Auction.

Gerry Rose

Neon Art Silent Auction

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Four Friday Nights, 

Four Sides of the New Double LP

March 31, April 7, 14 & 21, 8-10pm..



SUSS, the NYC trio known as pioneers of a musical genre they call “Ambient Country,” is staging a four night concert series at Culture Lab LIC that will feature all four sides of their latest double LP, simply titled “SUSS.” Using classic Americana instrumentation as well as loops and electronics, the band creates vivid ambient music that evokes the vastness of America from a uniquely urban perspective.


PopMatters cited the album as one of the Best Ambient Albums of 2022, going on to say that “SUSS continues to be not only the kingpins of country ambient, but also one the best bands working today.”

SUSS and Culture Lab LIC have a long-standing relationship, including co-producing the 2021 concert film “Promise Live.” Now, in celebration of SUSS’ latest release, they are working together again to create a unique four-night musical and visual experience. Night 1 of the series will feature side 1 of the double LP, titled Night Suite, a late-night adventure through the American Southwest. Night 2 will feature side 2, titled Heat Haze, as the sonic road trip heads into the blistering heat of a new day. Side 3, titled Winter Was Hard, will be featured on Night 3 as SUSS guides its audience into the heart of the storm. Night 4 will feature SUSS performing music that points in new directions of hope from side 4 of the double LP titled, Across the Horizon.

The series begins on Friday, March 31, and continues for the following three Fridays in April (4/7, 4/14 and 4/21). Tickets will be sold singly or as a package for the whole series. Admission will include the concert, beverages and complimentary SUSS merchandise for VIP attendees who subscribe to the entire series.


AAPI Artists on Public Art

Panel Discussion

April 6, 6:30-8pm


Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is pleased to present a panel discussion among AAPI artists across disciplines and orientations towards public art to discuss their perspectives and process. The panel will include Bahar Behbahani, Clae Lu, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, A young Yu, and Betty Yu, moderated by Shannon Lee, editor of The Amp. There will be time for Q&A.

This is part one of a two-part series on public art. In June 2023, A4 will be organizing a professional development workshop for artists looking to pursue a public art project. Follow A4 (@aaartsalliance) or sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.

This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required.

This location is ADA accessible. If you need ASL interpretation, large print, or any other accommodations for this event, please email at least one week before the event.

A young Yu, artist
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, multidisciplinary artist
Bahar Behbahani, artist
Betty Yu, multimedia artist
Clae Lu, artist and musician
Moderator: Shannon Lee, editor of The Amp

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Asian American Arts Alliance Panel

Sculptors Guild presents

Past Tense/Future Infinite

 Curated by Janet Rutkowski and Karen Dimit 


Exhibition on view April 1-30 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.


Art that reflects a new sensibility as we look toward the future with what we learned from these years of isolation. Humankind is looking ahead toward the future with a guarded sense of responsibility learned from the past. The pandemic revealed many hidden truths. It also taught us to seek our peace from within ourselves along with patience and contemplation. Cut off, we learned to be still and reflect. For some of us it was a time of fear, loneliness and separation. For others, it created an opportunity to be alone and discover ourselves—our strengths and our weaknesses. The works in this exhibition are related to that pause in time in which our confinement opened up a portal. You are invited to enter into this realm of balance, tranquility, and introspection.

Sculptors Guild

Weather Report

Cristián Pietrapiana

Exhibition on view April 1-30 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.

A selection of five years of work on climate change by LIC visual artist Cristián Pietrapiana. In this series of work on paper, the artist combines news, headlines, images, lines and painting that comment on the different aspects of our climate crisis. Included in the exhibition is a visual grid done by local students from MCHS after the artist led a three-day workshop on art & climate. 

Weather Report

April 22, 7pm

Jhoely Garay Jazz Orchestra

Sound Ecosystems

Jhoely Garay Jazz Orchestra: "Ecosistemas Sonoros" is an Eco-social, commissioned work for an 18-piece jazz orchestra that uses the sonic palette of the natural world to communicate awareness about conserving and protecting natural resources. This concert will feature Ms. Garay's original compositions, which combine through-composed and improvised music that evoke the sounds of nature in her native country Mexico.

A free indoor concert.

Jhoely Garay on YouTube:

Jhoely Garay Jazz

Ofrenda Fest: The Elements

Indigenous Film Program Plus Song Circle & Storytelling

April 23, 2-9:30pm

Ofrenda Fest Schedule:

2-5pm: Song Circle and Storytelling

We know sound and frequencies can change our mood and vibrations. Many indigenous communities use sound, chants, icaros or songs as prayers during their rituals and ceremonies. During the Ofrenda fest program we will offer song circles with some of these communities like the Hunikuin, Mexica, Sapara, Shipibo, Ramapough, among others.


6-9pm: Film Program - Indigenous Voices


Ofrenda Fest is a festival that promotes art, film, music, photography and ancient traditions. Our goal is to offer a space to honor and reconnect with the Earth through ritual and ceremonies in a fusion with the arts, in New York City.

Ofrenda Fest is a festival that promotes art, film, music, photography and ancient traditions. Our goal is to offer a space to honor and reconnect with the Earth through ritual and ceremonies in a fusion with the arts, in New York City.


This year we are uniting forces with the Indigenous Forum at the United Nations to combine activities with Indigenous communities that are participating at the Forum.


The Elements - Indigenous Film Program invites filmmakers and Indigenous communities to submit their films about ancestral rituals and traditions around the world. We want to use this opportunity to promote respect and care about ancient cultures, ritual ceremonies, and the environment.

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News From Somewhere

by Tomek Miernowski


On view May 4-28 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.

Opening Reception May 4, 6-9pm


News from Somewhere is a multimedia art installation that aims to provoke reflection upon social structures and power dynamics.


Using a touchscreen, the audience selects from a numbered list of societies and is immersed in the sonic results of a social study conducted by five world-class improvisers involved in movements for social justice, each of whom has chosen the sound arts as their primary form of artistic expression. The result is non-musical and anti-aesthetical; a sonic bridge that links the idea of society with physical creative collaboration, mutual aid, and evolution.

Today’s rapid environmental degradation and social upheavals demand new systems. The first step toward a new world is imagining it.


Participating Artists:

Jon Cowherd:

Tomek Miernowski:

Dan Rieser:

Tony Scherr:

News From Somewhere

Indigo Events

Venezuelan Cultural Fest

May 20, 2-9pm

A day to celebrate the beautiful Venezuelan culture. We will have live music, amazing food a different activities for families to enjoy.


Free Admission.

Indigo Venezuelan Fest

Open Call: Breaking More Boundaries

Art Inspired by the Work of Mariette Pathy Allen

Deadline for submissions: 11:59pm, April 15

Exhibition on view: June 1-30 (Pride Month)

Jurors: Mariette Pathy Allen, Orestes Gonzalez, Jesse Egner

Special Invited Artists: Jess T. Dugan, Zackary Drucker

In June 2023, Culture Lab LIC will be presenting  the group exhibition, "Breaking More Boundaries," which will feature work by artists inspired by the groundbreaking work of Mariette Pathy Allen.  This exhibition is part of Culture Lab LIC's celebration of Pride Month and is presented in conjunction with Breaking Boundaries, 50 Years of Images, an exhibition of Mariette Pathy Allen's work.  Interested artists should submit art that displays the transformative values and perceptions of inclusiveness that are embodied in Mariette's work.


Read More and Submit Your Art

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Mariette Pathy Allen

Breaking Boundaries

50 Years of Images

Curated by Orestes Gonzalez & Jesse Egneres

On view June 1-30 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 6-9pm

Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over 40 years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing throughout the globe.

Presented as part of Culture Lab LIC's Pride Month celebrations, and in conjunction with Breaking More Boundaries, a group exhibit of work inspired by Mariette Pathy Allen.

Read More:

Maritte Pathy Allen - Breaking Boundaries

Crystal Grid Manifesting Workshop


Working with crystals and crystal gridding is an amazing, fun, gentle yet powerful way to attract abundance, peace, calm, & healing.

Friday, June 30, 6-8pm

Tickets (from $17.85):

This Workshop is an opportunity to learn about manifesting with crystals and crystal grids.


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2023 Emergence ARTIST Residency Program 

Culture Lab LIC welcomes six new artists as a part of our Emergence Residency Program.

Culture Lab LIC's Emergence Artist Residency Program offers artists & companies free rehearsal and performance space to develop and produce new work.


This winter residency program awards space to 6 artists/companies across all performing arts disciplines to develop new work between February and April.


Workshop shows will range from theater, music, dance, performance art, circus, puppetry, etc., as long as the work is performed live.


We're honored to have these talented folks in our space, and we can't wait to help produce the work they create.

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Special thanks to the following organizations and

individuals for their continuing support:

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