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Free, live outdoor music at Culture Lab LIC, from the Malt Drive Stage, sponsored by TF Cornerstone!

Click Here to see what's coming up!

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Calendar of Current & Upcoming Events
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Culture Lab After Dark presents

Nice One! Comedy

Thursday, June 27, 8-10pm

Enjoy New York City's funniest standup comics in the unique setting of our art gallery. Check out the art, enjoy live comedy!  

Thursday, June 27, 8pm: Sienna Hubert Ross, Derek Humphrey, Ally Leftridge, Gus Constantellis, Jeff Cerulli, Mark Gregory.

Sponsored by QNSY SPARKLING COCKTAILS, providing a complimentary drink for every ticket so bring your friends!

NICE ONE! COMEDY, presented by Culture Lab After Dark, is a BOAST: Best of Astoria & LIC 2023 Award Winner for Best Standup Comedy Venue!  

Special thanks to our sponsors: Plaxall Inc, TF Cornerstone, MetLife, IndieSpace, Con Edison, Volume Industries, Astound Broadband,  Steve Madden, Cushman & Wakefield, HRA, M&T Bank, IPG, Wells Fargo Advisors, Cosmopolitan Houses, Gotham, TV Boy, Eventscape, Forrest Sound & Vision, Taylor Creative Inc

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Museum of My Heart


Step into the Museum of My Heart, a captivating experience exploring the kaleidoscope of love, heartbreak, desire, and healing through interactive visual and audio storytelling.


This unique exhibition is presented as a free, three-day public event.

Join us on these dates:

Friday, June 28, 5-9pm
Saturday, June 29, 5-9pm
Sunday, June 30, 2-9pm


This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace FUND supported by Jerome Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the members and friends of Franklin Furnace Archive, Queens Arts Fund and Culture Lab LIC.

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Culture Lab LIC & Queens Rising present:
Say It Loud: Unsung Heroes

Exhibition on view: June 6 - July 6 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.

Opening reception: June 6, 6pm-9pm. Free Admission.

Queens Rising & Culture Lab LIC present Say it Loud: Unsung Heroes, an exhibition that pays tribute to queer heroes, both past and present. Whether through painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, or other mediums, we encourage you to explore the lives, achievements, and legacies of these remarkable individuals.​

This exhibition aims to foster dialogue, raise awareness, and celebrate the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ history and culture. Through art, we hope to honor the courage, strength, and contributions of queer heroes across generations.



by Adrien Marçais

On view May 2 - July 28 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm. Part of LIC Arts Open. Free Admission. 

"In my artistic exploration, I am captivated by the phenomenon of synchronicity, where seemingly unrelated events align in meaningful ways. Through my work, I aim to capture the delicate dance between chance and intention, weaving together elements of serendipity and design. Drawing inspiration from Jungian psychology and Eastern philosophy, I delve into the interconnectedness of all things, exploring the harmonious rhythms that underlie the fabric of existence. By intertwining disparate elements in my compositions, I invite viewers to contemplate the mysteries of synchronicity and the profound beauty found in the synchronistic moments of our lives." -Adrien Marçais


Adoption & Dog Event at Culture Lab LIC


The dog days of summer will be here before you know it, and we're getting a head start! Join us on the first Sunday of every month for an afternoon filled with all the doggone fun featuring:

• Rotating local rescues!

Korean K9 Rescue

Badass Animal Rescue

Rescue City

Hearts and Bones Rescue

• Local dog product & food vendors (Vendors can register here.)

•  Doggy station with sprinklers, H2O, treats and swag!

Upcoming Dates:

July 7, 12-3pm
August 4, 12-3pm
September 1, 12-3pm
October 6,12-3pm (Halloween Event)

Special thanks to our sponsors: Plaxall Inc, TF Cornerstone, MetLife, IndieSpace, Con Edison, Volume Industries, Astound Broadband, Steve Madden, Cushman & Wakefield, HRA, M&T Bank, IPG, Wells Fargo Advisors, Cosmopolitan Houses, Gotham, TV Boy, Eventscape, Forrest Sound & Vision, Taylor Creative Inc

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On View: July 11 - September 1 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm. Free Admission.

Opening reception: Thursday July 11, 6-9pm

Join us for a captivating art exhibition that transcends borders and brings together the creative voices of Slovakian and American artists. 

The exhibition features works by four Slovakian artists and four American artists. These artists will not only present preexisting art but will be challenged to create new collaborations across country and mediums. 

This dynamic collection of works spanning various mediums, styles, and themes offers a glimpse into the artist's unique perspective and cultural background.

Join us on this artistic journey as we celebrate the power of art to bridge divides and unite us in our shared humanity.

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Afro-Andean Funk Live at Culture Lab LIC!

Fusing Afro-Andean Culture & The Indigenous Quechua Language with American Funk, Rock and Pop!

Friday, July 26, 8-10pm

Get ready to experience a fusion like no other as Afro-Andean Funk takes the stage at LIC Culture Lab on Friday, July 26 at 8pm!  Led by Peruvian singer Araceli Poma and American music producer/bassist Matt Geraghty, Afro-Andean Funk is a dynamic duo that has been nominated for two Latin Grammys. Their music is a vibrant blend of Afro-Andean roots, world rhythms, and American funk, rock, and pop influences. 


Join us for a night of electrifying music and cultural celebration as Afro-Andean Funk transports you to a world where tradition meets innovation!

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Andy and Suzanna's

Children's Concert & Class

Sunday, July 28, 4-5pm

Join us for a lively family concert! Enjoy original tunes, classic favorites, & interactive fun with dancing & movement activities.

Got the weekend wiggles? Come sing and dance them away with Andy and Suzanna! With over 10 years of experience teaching musical enrichment classes for kids and caregivers across NYC, they bring a dynamic blend of original tunes, classic favorites, and interactive fun.


Enjoy bubbles, puppets, and harmonies in this unforgettable concert sure to entertain the whole family!

Andy & Suzanna

Tribute to Life

A Himalayan Art Exhibition at Culture Lab LIC

On View: September 5-22 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm. Free Admission.
Opening reception - Thursday, September 5, 6-9pm

This exhibition will showcase a rare combination of ancient Himalayan art and contemporary art, both of which share the evolving interpretations of ancient Buddhist philosophy that have inspired generations for thousands of years. Through artworks, audiences will draw from ancient Buddhist philosophy to find reverence for life in the present, prompting them to seek the meaning of life from contemporary perspectives and angles, and how we pay tribute to our own lives.

The exhibition is jointly curated by the Tibet Danba Raodan Thangka Art School (the most renowned gallery and the Top1 Thangka school) and the Karma Katri Thangka Art Center (both located in Lhasa, Tibet), with the participation of Contemporary Tibetan artists and Chinese well known artists residing in New York.

Danba Raodan Thangka Art School is founded by Mr. Danba Raodan, a renowned educator in Tibet, a professor at Tibet University (master's supervisor), a master of Tibetan Thangka art, and a national-level representative inheritor of the Tibetan Thangka Miantang tradition. Since its establishment in 1980, for over 40 years, rooted in the excellent traditional culture of the Chinese nation and taking the inheritance of Tibetan Thangka as its mission, the school has adhered to a unique educational system and teaching methods, nurturing numerous Tibetan Thangka painters for public welfare free of tuition for 40 years. Many of them have become outstanding artists in the contemporary Tibetan Thangka art scene, becoming the backbone of contemporary Tibetan Thangka inheritance. The Danba Raodan Thangka Art School is widely recognized as the highest institution for Tibetan Thangka art education in the industry.

Image is a painting by: Tenzin Phuntsho Principal of Tenpa Rabten School of Tibetan Thangka Art Inheritor of Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage (Mian Tang), Member of China Artists Association, Vice President of Tibet Thangka Association

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PinProductions Presents
Famous Lake Park

Saturday, November 30, 7-7:30pm at Culture Lab LIC

Take a comedic, half-hour, animated ride through Famous Lake Park, which like most things named famous, is not. The rides are outdated and dilapidated, the eccentric owner values amusement more than human life, and the riffraff staff has a debilitating morale problem. Oh yes, and the Lake is drying up due to global warming.

In an ode to American debauchery, Famous Lake Park is a jolly jaunt through the agonizing death of the American Dream.

Written by Susannah Dalton and Braden Greenawalt
Directed by José Ignacio Vivero and Susan Lambert

The production of Famous Lake Park is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)

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2024 Emergence

2024 Emergence Artist
Residency Program

Culture Lab LIC is excited to announce our 2024 Emergence Artist in Residence!

These diverse and exceptional performace based artists will be a part of Culture Lab LIC's New Works Festival coming this Fall!

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Culture Lab LIC's Emergence Artist Residency is a developmental performing arts program geared toward the support and creation of new work. It offers artists & companies free rehearsal and performance space to develop and produce new performance based work.

Developed in 2021 by Culture Lab LIC Co-Founder and former Director of Performing Arts, Tana Sirois, works created at Culture Lab LIC will be showcased on one of Culture Lab's stages and presented and promoted as a part of the Culture Lab LIC’s Emergence Artist New Works Festival this November.  Artists retain creative rights to the work created. 


"On the latest Whisper in the Wings from Stage Whisper, we were joined by artistic director Tess Howsam and Founding Executive Director Edjo Wheeler. They sat down to introduce us to an amazing arts venue they run in Long Island City, Queens called Culture Lab LIC. This was such a fantastic conversation learning all about the multiple art forms this venue hosts, their upcoming season, as well as the amazing other community events and programs they support. You really won’t want to miss out on this talk or any of the happenings at Culture Lab LIC. So tune in and turn up for this incredible art space!"  -

Meet the People

  behind Culture Lab LIC...


Without our team, none of our programming would be possible. Catch a glimpse into the lives of the people who make up the Culture Lab team, and all of the beautiful qualities and characteristics they posses to "make art happen!"

And be sure to check out all the ways you can help make 2024 Culture Lab's best year ever! 

Culture Lab because...

Summer is Here!


And we find ourselves reflecting on the extraordinary journey we've had at Culture Lab LIC. Thanks to you, our mission to bring impactful art to Western Queens has flourished beyond our wildest dreams. Your contributions--whether through donations, volunteer efforts, or simply by spreading the word about our initiatives--have helped us to make a profound difference in the lives of artists and art lovers in our community. 

Your generous support not only fueled our programs but also directly impacted the artists we serve, providing them with invaluable opportunities and resources, and a platform to share their stories, visions, and inspirations with the world.

A Look Back at 2023

With your continued support in 2024, we aim to expand our reach, continue to present local and international artists, and further enrich our community through art.


Here are 3 ways you can help... 

Donate so we can continue to present the great art & events you love.

Join the Culture Lab LIC Family by Becoming a Member! 

Help us keep our doors open by becoming an Official Sponsor!


You voted and we won!

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the following titles:

 • Best Place for Live Music
• Best Local Organization
• Best Performing Arts Venue
• Best Stand-up Comedy Venue

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who voted for us and to Boast NYC. We are committed to being a space where the community can enjoy arts and culture in all its forms.

Our ART GALLERY is open Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-10pm. 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 season ahead of us and we cannot wait to share it with you! 

Our Supporters

Special thanks to the following organizations and

individuals for their continuing support:

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