Live Outdoor Music at Culture Lab LIC


Our art gallery is open...


We're live-streaming music every Friday night on our YouTube channel...


And - by popular demand - LIVE OUTDOOR EVENTS have returned to the Culture Lab parking lot, 4-8pm every Saturday & Sunday!


Here's the line-up for the month of May...

Saturday, May 15

Salieu Suso & The World Music Collective

Nicole Zuraitis Group

Sunday, May 16

Centrifugal Revolving

Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands
Jonathan Saraga Quintet


Saturday, May 22

Gideon King & City Blog

Sunday, May 23


Daniel Tortoledo

Cloud Explosion

Saurday, May 29

Lauren Cregor
New Heights Brass

Sunday, May 30

Jurana Beat



  may 14 - take a step back 

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Centrifugal Revolving
Hsiao-Chu (Julia) Hsia
May 16, 3:30pm

An immersive performance expressing how people continuously influence each other, between relatives, friends, and communities. By using body movements and interactions, Julia wants to visualize and highlight the relationships across the distance. In the past year, although physical contacts have decreased, we are still connecting with each other in different ways, day by day.

Culture Lab LIC Presents

Sierra Casteel  Christine D’Alonzo

Travis Raeburn


Till It Stops

A new play by Sophie Max

Directed by Samantha Wendorf

Premieres Saturday, April 17, 8pm


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 watch the Feb 9, 16 & 23 streams

LIC is a Galaxy

This unique and evolving installation on view this spring celebrates the idea that Long Island City is a galaxy, both diverse and unified. Whether you live and work in LIC, or are just visiting our galaxy, we encourage you to bundle up and travel to all twenty “planets” placed in tree pits throughout the district.

Twenty fiberglass spheres were manufactured by LIC-based fabricator, Sculpture House NYC. Five Queens-based artists were selected through an open call from Culture Lab LIC and commissioned to design and paint four planets each, with twenty total spheres representing our galaxy. 



The spheres are grouped by artist at the following locations:

Kerri Boccard: Queens Plaza North between 27th and 28th St in front of the JetBlue building

Bonnie Astor: Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive in front of the Altice Building (former Citi Building)

Kaiser Kamal: Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street near the Court Square Subway Station entrance

Karen Fitzgerald: West side of Vernon Blvd and 46th Avenue, across the street from the LIC Bar

Elinore Schnurr: South side of 44th Drive between 11th and Vernon right near Brickhouse Ceramics

Read more: LIC Partnership

This project was made possible by the generous support of the Long Island Board of REALTORS®. LIC is a Galaxy represents a partnership with Eventscape, a custom Architectural Fabrication firm in LIC, and Culture Lab LIC, an arts non-profit run out of Plaxall Gallery. Our LIC public realm arts projects are also made possible through the support of Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.

"Long Island City Partnership’s new public art installation shines light on creative community..."

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So happy to provide space to our community for the Holi Festival of Colors!


Bye-bye winter, and hello spring!


Here's to divine love & the triumph of good over evil!


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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