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The best bands & the best music, every weekend this summer! Here's what's coming up in June...

Friday, June 2

6pm: Alan Chapell

7pm: Frenchy and the Punk

Saturday, June 3

5pm: Meïa Santiago

6:45pm: Nice Brass Band

8pm: Brandon Markell Holmes

Sunday, June 4

5pm: Martin Kelley and Affinity

7pm: Vegan Giblets

Friday, June 9

7pm: Habbina Habbina

Saturday, June 10

5pm: Giftshop

8pm: Big Daddy Project

Sunday, June 11

5pm: Jonny Meyers

7pm: Uncle Brother

Friday, June 16

7pm: Big Band, Big Beat

Sunday, June 18

5pm: RONI

6:30pm: Julie Won

6:45pm: Jayse

8pm: Ankita Mishra

Friday, June 23

7pm: Minglewood

Saturday, June 24

5pm: The Crevulators

6:45pm: Sad American Night

Sunday, June 25

5pm: Sons of Astro

7pm: The Loyales

Friday, June 30

6pm: Carmen Borla

8pm: Jennah Vox

Plus Nice One! Stand-up Comedy Shows every other Saturday at 9pm! (Tickets)

Live Music 2023

2023 Summer Vendor Market


The 2023 Summer Vendor Market is a great opportunity for local vendors and small businesses to advertise and sell their goods and services to the Long Island City community, with a nominal fee of $50.  The market will run Saturdays & Sundays, 2-9pm, May 6 - October 29.  Space is limited, so don’t delay!

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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! 

Calendar of Current & Upcoming Events

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Gerry Rose

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Buy Neon and help us keep the lights on!


3 original pieces of Gerry Rose neon art up for auction. Proceeds from purchased art goes directly toward supporting Culture Lab LIC.

Enter your bid for one of these eclectic, fabulous pieces via Gala Bid using the link below!  Share with friends & light up our programs for the seasons to come!

Auction ends May 31.

Our thanks to the Rose Family for their generous support!

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Queens Seen

What Artists are Creating in the World's Borough

On view June 1 - July 2 during gallery hours:
Thursdays & Fridays: 5-9pm; Saturdays & Sun
days: 2-9pm

Opening Reception: June 1, 6 - 9pm

Curated by Karen Kettering Dimit.


Jurors Include Ann Margaret O'Connor, Phil Ballman, Amy Simon, Julia Del Palacio Langer, and Louise Weinberg.

In partnership with Culture Lab LIC, Queens Rising is presenting a month-long gallery show highlighting the  brilliance, creativity and beauty of the work of Queens visual artists.  


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Accepted Artists Include: Willy Airaldi, Noah Bassman, Bugzdale (Anthony Jackson), Xiangyun Chen, Ann Cofta, Dawn DeVito, Anthony Duque, Karen Fitzgerald, Linda Ganjian, Tina Glavan, Jardley Jean-Louis, Veronica Lawlor, Grant Hao-Wei Lin, Margaret McCarthy, Richard Meyer, Ged Merino, Cristián Pietrapiana, Helen Quinn, Ellie Reynoso De La Rosa, Daniel Roberts, Santiago Rodriguez, Jennifer Saftler, Nelson Host Santiago, Celia Luz Santos, Elinore Schnurr, James Seffens, Elizabeth Sheehan, Minshik Shin, Josh Steinbauer, Susan Varo, Ian Zdatny

Queens Seen

Nice One! Comedy

The best standup comedy in Queens, every other Saturday night at Culture Lab LIC.

Saturday, June 3, 9pm:

Usama Siddiquee, Laura Sogar, Sandy Marks, Gus Constantellis, Gina Brillon, Derek Drescher, Linette Palladino, Ayanna Dookie

Schedule and lineup subject to change.


Culture Lab LIC
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

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Theater Camp
Friday, June 16 · 7:30 - 9:30pm


Hosted by Tulle Kit


Join us for the Summer Session of THEATER CAMP at Culture Lab LIC! We’re back for another evening of raunchy, earnest, and very queer musical theater-inspired drag and burlesque from a whole new roster of favorite ex-drama kids in the scene. 

Buy Tickets:


Gallery hours and programming schedule are subject to change. Check Culture Lab LIC on Instagram & Facebook for up-to-date info.


Culture Lab LIC

5-25 46th Avenue

Long Island City, New York, NY 11101 (Map)


Bri Joy @bribrijoyjoy

C'était BonTemps @cetaitbontemps

DIRT @dirty.drag

Faux Mo @fauxmo_homo

Majesty Jekyll @thetwins_jekyllnhyde

Petyr P@nic @thepetyrpanic

Sam Bam Thankyoumaam @mrsambamthankyoumaam

Sapphrodite  @sapphrodite.slut

Throb Fosse  @throbfosse


Stage Kitten: Jack Nasty

Door: Ky Why

Bucket Babe: Leo Moon

Dancers: Andie Sleaze, Ocean Trash, Amara Lamour

Theater camp

Dan Kiernan & Price Troche present


A New York City Music Festival at Culture Lab LIC

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Music Festival: 2-10pm
Silent Disco: 10pm-Midnight

QUEERCHELLA, presented by Dan Kiernan & Price Troche, is a music festival showcasing the incredible queer talent in NYC.


In the past year we’ve highlighted over 35 queer music artists and our event always features a DJ after party & Paul, our resident healer and tarot reader.  


We strive to bring an electric festival vibe to NYC while creating a safe space for artists and audiences, alike.

Free Admission.


Schedule subject to change. Be sure to check Culture Lab LIC on Instagram & Facebook for up-to-date info.


Forager Theatre Company presents

Steven Universe Musical Experience

at Culture Lab LIC

Saturday, June 17, 7pm

Forager Theatre Company presents The ‘Steven Universe Musical Experience’ an exhilarating, fun-filled, variety show evening of all that makes Steven so special, featuring live performances of all our favorite songs, fusion dances, scene readings, a mini-play, and more!


Come join Forager’s assembled team of Crystal Gem-worthy performers for a Pride month celebration of peace and love on the planet earth!”

Read More & Buy Tickets:

Steven Universe

Mariette Pathy Allen

Breaking Boundaries

50 Years of Images

Curated by Orestes Gonzalez & Jesse Egner

On view June 1- July 30 during gallery hours:

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

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 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.

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Breaking More Boundaries

Participating Artists

Barbara Alper
Nadia Bautista
Sean Black
Paola Chapdelaine
Huey-Min Chuang

Zackary Drucker
Jess T Dugan
Michael Espinoza
Paul Fauller
Benry Fauna
Imani Ford
Jesse Freidin
Ebenezer Galluzzo
Xinyi (Cindy) Gao
Donna Gray

Orestes Gonzalez

Keavy Handley-Byrne

Osheen Harruthoonyan

Maxwell Harvey-Sampson
Sayako Hiroi
Ali Hval
R.J. Kern
Ariel Kleinberg

Dean Kotula

Lily Kurtz

Meryl Meisler

Robin Michals

Shohei Miyachi

Natasha Moustache

Barbara Nitke

Duff Norris
Lina Pallotta
Krzysztof Pastuszka

Louka Perderizet

Luis Quintanal
Cai Quirk
William Riera
Daryl-Ann Saunders
Lynn Saville
AJ Schnettler
Elene Shengelia
Nick Simko
Evelyn Sosa
Kelsey Sucena
Harper Thomson
Icia Vazquez Rodriguez
Veronica Vera
Natalia Viteri
Martin Wannam 

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World Premiere

The Empress' New Clothes

Ducky & Patsy's Fairytales for Sophisticated Adults, Episode 1

Saturday, June 10, 6:30-9:30pm.

Opening reception: 6:30pm

Screening of The Empress' New Clothes: 7:30pm, followed by a cast and production Q&A with the audience. 


Closing reception: 9pm


Drenched in campy antics, Ducky and Patsy’s Fairytales for Sophisticated Adults is a delightfully absurd ride for those that enjoy a big, long… laugh -- and a cheeky middle finger to those pushing for artist censorship.


Read More & Get Tickets:

Ducky & Patsy's Fairytales

Together! Pride 2023

Performances at Culture Lab LIC
Sunday, June 18 · 7 - 9pm

Fabulous drag show concluding the third year of Together! Pride Festival at Culture Lab LIC!

Hosted by Ducky Sheaboi & Pasty InDecline and Gorgina

Join us June 18, 2-9pm for Together! Pride 2023, a festival with a little bit of everything! Local vendors, fun for the family, moments of community, drag, and live music. Hosted by Queen's most iconic duo, Ducky Sheaboi & Patsy InDecline, and co-hosted by their good sis, Gorgina. Come celebrate moments of queer joy on this fabulous day of stacked programming!

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Swing Into Summer

Indoor Jazz Concert

Saturday, June 24, 5-6:30pm


Swing into summer with original jazz compositions by members of Pitches Brew, Alicia Lieu, Eimi Tanaka, and Mavis Pan.


Featuring the Mavis Pan Quintet.

Buy Tickets:

Culture Lab LIC

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


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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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Indigo Events presents
Venezuelan Cultural Fest

Saturday, July 1, 2-9pm

Indigo Events present Venezuelan Cultural Fest

Danza, Musicians, Bazaar, Food, Beer, and more. A day to celebrate the beautiful Venezuelan culture. We will have live music, amazing food a different activities for families to enjoy. 

Free Outdoor Event. Weather permitting.


Schedule subject to change. Be sure to check Culture Lab LIC's Facebook &  Instagram accounts for updated info.

Venezuelan Cultural Fest

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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October 5, 7:30-9pm


An Evening of New Classics

Live at Culture Lab LIC


Supported by the Queens Art Fund and produced by 10K Productions, this one-night only event will be a conversation of media in a digitally altered space, featuring live music, multi-media art, the debut of a new ballet by Artistic Director, Billy Blanken, and a new site-specific performance incorporating dance, animation and digital projection of artwork by Lauren Woods. 

Further details, including information on how you can purchase tickets for this event, to be announced.

SMDT Season IV
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Tess Howsam talks to the artists, performers & curators behind the events & exhibitions at Culture Lab LIC 

View the full playlist on Culture Lab LIC's YouTube Channel

Culture Lab LIC is Hiring!


Front of House Engineer
Culture Lab LIC is seeking a talented and passionate Front of House Engineer to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong background in sound engineering who is looking to contribute to the vibrant nonprofit arts community in a part-time capacity.


Concessions Manager/Cook
Culture Lab LIC is seeking two Concessions Managers/Cooks to join our growing team and organization for our 2023 Spring/Summer/Fall season.

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Special thanks to the following organizations and

individuals for their continuing support:

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