Thursday through Monday, every week at The Plaxall Gallery, Culture Lab LIC is proud to present an outdoor beer garden and taco truck with pop-up musical performances! 

Thursday, Sept 17, 5 pm

Tacos and drinks from 5pm, our art gallery opening at limited capacity for the first time in six months, and the amazing bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton and her band BONEGASM at 6pm...


BONEGASM is: John Fedchock, Mike Fahie, Sara Jacovin, Jennifer Wharton (trombones), Mike Eckroth (keyboard), Evan Gregor (bass), Don Peretz (drums)

FRIDAY, SEPT 18, 5 pm

Tacos and beer at 5pm, music by OLLIE CHANIN at 7:30pm...


OLLIE CHANIN is: blends hip-hop, funk, soul and electronic music into a sound that is hard to describe, but easy to like.

SATURday, SEPT 19, 5 pm

Tacos and beer, and music by GIFTSHOP at 5pm and STRANGE MAJIK at 6pm...


GIFTSHOP is: Meghan Taylor (lead vocals), Matt Santoro (lead guitar), Damian Eckstein (bass), Jordan Kramer (drums)

STRANGE MAJIK is David Pattillo (vocal, guitar), Jordan Auber (drums), Sean Spada (keys), Geoff Burke (sax, tamb, flute), Steve Conroy (bass)

SUNDAY, Sept 20, 5 pm

Tacos and beer at 5pm, music by THE BENITO GONZALEZ TRIO at 7pm...


THE BENITO GONZALEZ TRIO is Benito Gonzalez (piano), Ed Perez (acoustic bass), Juan Felipe (drums)

Thursday, Sept 24, 5 pm

Tacos and beer at 5pm, music by THE PIT BROTHERS at 6pm...


THE PIT BROTHERS are: David Pitagorsky (keyboards0, Eric Pitagorsky (guitar), Adrian Moring (bass), Luis De Jesus  (drums)

thursday, oct 10, 5 pm

Tacos and beer at 5pm, music by HUDSON HORNS at 6pm...


HUDSON HORNS is: Alita Moses (vocals), Michael Stephenson (sax/vocals), Jovan Johnson (trombone), Jake Kenowitz (trumpet), Peter Nelson (tuba)), Finnegan Singer (guitar), Itay Morchi (drums)


Responding to


Plaxall Theatre Project

In the Artist's Studio: A Conversation with Long Island City Artists


During COVID-19, many artists have been continuing to work and create pieces that reflect our current times and their experiences. Three artists have graciously allowed us to virtually "enter" their studios, and create an exhibition tour dedicated to their creative spaces. These 3 artists will be speaking with us tonight, in a conversation moderated by Edjo Wheeler, Executive Director of Culture Lab LIC. 

Our 3 guests are: Karen Fitzgerald, Orestes Gonzalez, and Kaiser Kamal.

This event is part of our LIC: Present exhibition, co-created by Long Island City Artists, Culture Lab LIC, Queens Memory, and Hunters Point at Queens Public Library.

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The Plaxall Gallery has announced the launch of Culture Lab LIC, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of art, theater, music and community services in western Queens. Donated by the family-owned Plaxall Inc., the 12,000-square-foot converted waterfront warehouse located on the Anable Basin in Long Island City is home to three art galleries, a 90-seat theater and an outdoor event space...   Read more on Qns.com

Welcome to Culture Lab LIC

at The Plaxall Gallery! 

We know the artists and the nonprofits who make this world a better place are struggling now. Although our indoor art gallery is temporarily closed to the public, our series of Summer Music events is going strong in our outdoor performance space, and we have continued our community services by providing space and support to organizations like the ones listed here.  A lot of people have been asking us "what about when this is over?"


Our commitment is that The Plaxall Gallery will still be here!  We have an amazing 12,000 square-foot arts and community center generously donated by Plaxall Inc., and will be providing space for you, our loving community, so that you can experience and create art together as soon as we are able to share space again. Our fine art gallery will reopen to both local and international artists, and we will be providing space to performers of all disciplines to develop and perform their work in our 90 seat theatre.


Local nonprofits like the PS/IS78 and PS384 PTA, Hour Children, Alcoholics Anonymous, Queens Council on the Arts, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, and so much more, will have a space with us again!


Our artist residency programs will continue, and the space you have come to know as a cornerstone of arts, culture and community services will still be standing. In the meantime, hold tight, work together and keep life moving forward!


Online and Live Youth Art Classes, Tours and Workshops with Claire’s Creative Adventures!

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In partnership with The Fresh Air Fund, Culture Lab LIC recently received 10,000 donated books to be delivered to 11 sites around the City! 

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Help us so we can continue to help the community...

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at The Plaxall Gallery

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

(Enter via uncovered parking lot entrance  through door above staircase.)

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Outdoor Performance Space Hours:
Thursday - Monday, 5-6pm

(Weather Permitting)

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

the indoor gallery is temporarily closed to the public.

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​Culture Lab LIC, Inc. is a non-profit arts advocacy organization

founded by artists and incorporated in 2019 in Long Island City, New York

© 2020 Culture Lab LIC. All Rights Reserved.

Questions? Contact: info@culturelablic.org

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