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Past Shows - Performing Arts


by Transforma Theatre

Three live, indoor performances: May 25, 26 & 27at 7:30pm


BIOADAPTED is an interactive theatrical experiment in which we employ texts about AI and generated by AI. Audience members will participate by wearing EEG headsets which will generate BCI (brain-computer-interface) instructions for the movement of actors as human marionettes in flying systems.

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temporality of water

subt.le / a²z

immersive listening session


May 25, 4-8:30pm

Free Admission


Montez Press Radio will be premiering a curated mix titled the temorality of water by subt.le, a sound design artist and dj who also is a Queens College MFA candidate also currently showing visual art that connects to the theme of the mix at Culture Lab LIC.


Join in listening to the premier of this mix in an immersive way, followed by having a conversation with the artist. Afterwards, there will be music, mingling and possibly live performances.


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


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ChangeSpace presents the 4th Annual

Better World Festival
Sunday, May 21, 12-4pm

A celebratory afternoon of people and organizations connecting to create change!

The Better World Festival is a pop-up for ChangeSpace, where you find out how you can make the difference you want to make - presentations, discussions, and activities focused on connecting, inspiring, building capacities, and amplifying stories.

Register now:

Open to all. Free Admission. Questions? Contact:

The Thing To Miss Most
A Cross-Cultural Poetry & Scent Exploration

Two Free, Indoor Performances on Sunday, May 21 at 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

The Thing To Miss Most: A cross-cultural poetry and scent exploration.

In honor of AAPI Month, performance artist Ankita Mishra and glass blower Goldie Poblador bring back The Thing to Miss Most, a multi-sensory experience through which lessons from their personal immigrant and immigrant-adjacent experiences can be shared. Together with Poblador's ritual glass objects and Mishra's experimental performance background, The Thing to Miss Most is a dynamic exploration of ancestral memory and self.

Free Tickets (donations appreciated):

“Theater on a table”, for just 25 audience members per show. The nation of the Gummy Bears starts a war without hope as they attack the neighboring nation of the Dinosaurs. The winner will easily be the Dinosaurs, and the army of the Gummy Bears, and its nation, will be permanently erased.  Written in 2018, this show coincidently echoes some of today's worldwide events.

Live, indoor performance.


Batisfera Presents
The Gummy Bears' Great War

Written & Directed by Angelo Trofa
Performed by Valentina Fadda & Leonardo Tomasi

Saturday, May 13, 7-7:30pm




Savage by Lunatics

Outdoor Hip-Hop Dance Performance

May 6, 5pm

Le Tre Marie Del Mare

by Luna Dance Theater

Indoor Modern Dance Performance

May 6, 7:30pm

Free Admission.

Presented by La Luna Dance Theater and Culture Lab LIC

Ofrenda Fest: The Elements

Indigenous Film Program Plus Song Circle & Storytelling

April 23, 2:30-9:30pm

Ofrenda Fest Schedule:

2:30-5pm: 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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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. RSVP to reserve a spot:

Jhoely Garay on YouTube:

This performance is made possible by the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), WQXR Project Airlift partnership, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Culture Lab LIC.

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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.



Fundraiser Performance for Iran

with Julia Haart

Sunday, March 26 · 2 - 3pm EDT

“She/Her” is a fundraiser performance for Iran, with Julia Haart (Netflix's My Unorthodox Life), musician Deeba Montazeri; actress Pooya Mohseni, Haleh Liza and Nicole Ansari. 


Join us for a celebration of the Women of Iran!


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CreArt Box presents

Architecture of a Common Man

March 24, 25 & 26, 7:30pm

Preview Workshops: March 17, 18 & 19


CreArt Box presents Architecture of a Common Man, an opera-ballet-film performance that follows the journey of a world-recognized photographer working on a documentary about his own life, aiming to teach others how to be successful. While creating this documentary, he unveils a fascinating retrospective of his life.


Analyzing his relationship with work, family, health, and spirituality. Eventually discovering parts of himself that were buried in his professional ambitions. The main character is split into three performers, an actor on the screen plus 2 alter egos on the stage (a contemporary dancer and an opera baritone).


The music is originally written for soprano, baritone, string quartet, piano, synthesizer, and choir. This piece explores how society encourages us to be exceptional, great, perfect, successful, or unique, exploring the true meaning of success and how someone can find happiness in life by just being a common man.

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Meet Me Between Tehran and Mbabane

+ Persepolis Film Screening

Thursday, March 23, 7:30-10pm

Join us for a live performance of Meet Me Between Tehran and Mbabane and stay for a screening of the 2007  film Persepolis.  Read More & Buy Tickets:

Queer Conversations

at Anonymously از Iran


Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 11, 6-9pm


The Iranian Queer community has long been sidelined in the fight for freedom from the oppressive Islamic Regime in Iran. However, the time is now for the LGBTQIA+ community to be recognized as an important part of this fight...


6-7pm: Screening of the Iranian documentary "Gracefully" 


7:15pm: Queer Conversations, a panel discussion with prominent LGBTQIA+ Iranian-Americans.

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All the Things We Cannot See

Blackbox Ensemble


Friday, March 3, 8pm

All the things we cannot see - can we hear?
All the things we cannot see - can we feel?
All the things we cannot see - can we imagine?

All the Things We Cannot See, part of the BlackBox Ensemble's 2022-2023 New York City concert series.  Featuring works by: Ari Sussman, Cole Reyes, Eliza Brown, Jimena Maldonado, and inti figgis-vizueta.

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Documentary Screening - NYC Premiere

Saturday, February 18, 7-9pm

Presented by Culture Lab LIC, in collaboration with Woman Life Freedom NYC.

As a part of Culture Lab LIC's current exhibition, Anonymously از Iran, and in collaboration with Woman Life Freedom NYC, we are proud to present a screening of the New York City premiere of this powerful documentary.


All proceeds from ticket sales will help fund Anonymously از Iran.


Art, politics and reality collide in 752 IS NOT A NUMBER directed by Babak Payami. One man’s search for justice that serves as a prologue to a much longer story about the fight for lasting change in Iran.


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Theater Camp

Musical Theater-Inspired Drag & Burlesque Show

February 17, 7-9pm


Welcome to Theater Camp, a space for all the ex drama kids in the NYC draglesque scene to showcase the earnest, raunchy, gender-bent musical theater acts of their dreams. Join Tulle Kit and friends for an evening of fun, raunchy, and very campy musical theater inspired drag and burlesque at Culture Lab in LIC.

Tulle Kit on Instagram:

Andie Sleaze, Leo Moon, Peach Fuzz,

Klondyke, Lena Horné, Nirah, Stevie Dicks,

Mx. LeStrange, Bri Joy, Fatty McGraw,

Luxury Bones, Cellophane, Peach Bellini, 

Soda Pressed

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Neon Love
A Night of Burlesque and Music Set Inside a Neon Gallery Art Show.

Saturday, February 11, 8-11pm

Culture Lab LIC and Exquisite Corpse Company have come together to bring you an evening of unforgettable love and lust! 


Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with Exquisite Corpse Company's Neon Love, a night of music, burlesque, and neon art. Doors at 8pm with live music by Jennah Vox. Burlesque and aerialist acts begin at 8:30pm.


Inspired by Luminous, the Neon Gallery show at Culture Lab LIC, Exquisite Corpse Company takes us back to the romance of love and lust under neon lights.

Put on your best vintage duds and join us with your friends and lovers for this unique experience!


Jennah Vox, Lena Horné,  C'était BonTemps,  XADDY,  Fancy Feast,  Emily Hursh,  Tulle Kit,  Nirah


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Say It Sexy

Valentine's Erotic Poetry Showcase

February 10, 7-9:30pm


Hosted by M.A. Dennis, with several of your favorite featured poets and a few open mic spoken word artists. Lovers of the art of spoken word and sexy poetry - grab your significant other and a few friends and join us. Celebrate the many Faces and Flavors of Love!

OPEN MIC: Limited space. Open mic registration closes on January 15. Registration based on availability. Email:

A Fundraiser Sponsored by The National Poetry Association, Queens Underground Poets, Queens Underground Film Festival & Culture Lab LIC

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L Train Brass Band

New Orleans Send-off Show!


Let the good times roll! Join the L Train Brass Band for a brassy afternoon of New Orleans and pop hits!

Sunday, January 29, 3:30pm

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Lunar New Year


Let's Celebrate Together!

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 4 -11pm

Join us for traditional Chinese music, snacks and games!  Featuring performances by MaeMae Dance Studio, RuDanceNY, Andy Lin, Sunshine Dance NYC, Wei Sun, and, at 9pm a free concert by Cyber East!


Cyber East is the collaboration of artists Sashenka and ADÀI.  Sashenka is an Indie musician with a futuristic vision, who makes not exclusively electronic, synth wave, synthpop to explore the possibilities of Chinese vocal and niche electronic music. ADÀI is an ElectroPop producer, DJ, singer, songwriter in NYC/Beijing, who explores the concept of Cpop by blending the root of Chinese music with electronic sounds.

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Lunar New Year Event Credits:

Jessica Rigby

Co Organizer
Jingru Li

Fashion Photographer
Reiko Y.

Marketing & PR
Jingru Li
Teng Teng 

Art Workshop
Tin Tin Tint

Chinese Calligraphy Artist
Hongxiang Zhou

Dance Groups
Sunshine Dance NYC(
Queensboro Dance Festival (IG @
MaeMae Dance Studio

Music Performing Artists
Violist and Erhuist
Andy Lin

Guzheng Artist
Wei Sun

Live Music

Cyber East
Cyber East is the collaboration of artists Sashenka and ADÀI. Sashenka is an Indie musician with a futuristic vision, who makes not exclusively electronic, synth wave, synthpop to explore the possibilities of Chinese vocal and niche electronic music. ADÀI is an ElectroPop producer, DJ, singer, songwriter in NYC/Beijing, who explores the concept of Cpop by blending the root of Chinese music with electronic sounds.

DJ & Signer
ADÀI is an ElectroPop producer, DJ, singer, songwriter in NYC/Beijing, who explores the concept of Cpop by blending the root of Chinese music with electronic sounds.”

Xiaowu Zheng

Spotify @ Xiaowu Zheng

Olala Design Store

Lunar New Year 2023
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La Suspendida

A Jazz Metal Opera

January 12, 13 & 14, 8pm.

La Suspendida is an opera in jazz and heavy metal. In telling its story of a relationship that extends beyond death, it extends what we mean by opera, jazz, and metal, even while honoring and reveling in those traditions.

The drama is based on a notorious incident in history: a doctor whose obsession with a beautiful young patient of his was so great that he kept her body as his lover after her untimely death (with some collusion on the part of her mother, who was likewise unable to let go). The originality of La Suspendida is in seeing this gruesome tale from the perspective of the woman, María Elena, and dares to speculate on her journey after death not as a victim but as an expression of self-determination. What if María Elena wanted it all this way?

To explore this, the opera is composed for and performed by a remarkable ensemble. You don't want to miss the chance to see this live!


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Brace for Impact!

by Maia Nikiphoroff

Staged Reading

December 10, 7pm

Join us for a night of fantastical theater and questionable flight safety demonstrations as we explore Paraguayan playwright, Maia Nikiphoroff’s first theatrical piece, ‘Brace for Impact!’.

Brace for Impact!, a fantastical one-woman show about a flight attendant named Shiva who fights to stay focused on the job while her father’s body is being cremated. 


On the flight, with the help of a disheveled clown only she can see, she navigates moments in her life where she destroys that which she loves. Only after there’s nothing left to wreck will she find the power of forgiveness and regeneration.


All ticket sale proceeds will go to Culture Lab LIC's End-of-Year Fundraising Drive.

After the reading, you’ll be able to support female storytellers in Paraguay by purchasing recycled-canvas tote bags designed by Paraguayan artist Rafaella Pecci.


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Rin Seo Orchestra

Live Indoor Concert

December 8, 7:30-9:30pm

Rin Seo Orchestra (RSO for short) is a 17-piece contemporary big band founded by New York-based Korean composer Rin Seo. RSO plays new music composed by Seo influenced by diverse musical genres such as jazz, contemporary classical, music of Korea, world music, and others.


Seo’s music is experimental and aims to explore new sounds for big band. As a contemporary music composer, she pursues fresh sounds using novel methods. Since she has studied both classical music and jazz and has been exposed to a myriad of musical environment, her music combines eclectic musical idioms and blurs boundaries between genres with her own unique color.


At this upcoming concert, she will premier new works and an arrangement of the Korean traditional folk song that shares her personal reckoning with social justice.



Reeds: Alejandro Aviles, David Leon, John Lowery, Charles Pillow, Frank Basile

Trumpets: Dan Urness, John Lake, Jonathan Saraga, Dave Smith

Trombones: John Fedchock, Nick Grinder, Sam Blakeslee, Jennifer Wharton

Rhythm Section: Sebastian Noelle, Rasmus Sørenson, Shuji Watanabe, Peter Kronreif

Special Guest (oboe): Aaron Haettenschwiller

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The Moth: Between Worlds

The Moth Education Program's

Annual Showcase

December 2, 2023

6pm Doors Open 
6:30pm Stories Begin

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Join us as five storytellers share tales from the journey. Stories of mediators and make-believers, the betwixt and between. Neither here nor there, metamorphosis or masquerade, the space amidst and among.

The Moth Education Program is made possible by generous support from the Kate Spade New York Foundation, Alice Gottesman, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust, and The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation.

Additional program support is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Con Edison.

Extended Reality Ensemble (XRE) presents

Letters Without Borders (LwoB)

Nov 26, 5pm

Nov 27, 3pm

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Letters Without Borders (LwoB) an enhanced poetry performance, telling the story about transcending nationalism through integrating poetry, music, ritual, sculpture, dance, immersive sensorial experiences, and digital art. The performance invites you to get curious about what words migrants living in NYC send back to their home countries, and how they might be similar to words you share back to your loved ones. We are together... same, same but different.

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Untitled Dream Musical


By Daniel Henri Emond

Directed by Chloe Treat


A Developmental Reading of Act I

Monday, November 21, 7pm


The End of Time
Workshop by Salon Séance

Thursday, November 17, 7-9pm


How do we find light in times of darkness?

An experiential concert created by Salon Séance, The End of Time channels the spirits of four prisoners who transformed the end into a new beginning.


Through storytelling and participatory ritual, we deliver their messages and guide you to them through the music they created together: Quartet for the End of Time.

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Crossing the Seas

Chamber Music with Japanese Drums

by Midori Larsen

Sunday, November 13, 2022, 5pm

In a unique combination of traditional Japanese taiko drums and Western musical instruments, Midori Larsen, a Japanese immigrant woman composer, invites you to experience her compositions influenced by classical, jazz, and Japanese music.

“Crossing the Seas” is a series of original chamber music featuring woodwind, piano, guitar, bass, percussion, and taiko drums, inspired by migration stories of her own and other Japanese immigrant mothers.

Newly arranged for a sextet, her original trio versions return to Culture Lab more vibrantly. New addition to the series is her work based on other Japanese immigrant mothers’ stories. Midori interviewed 4 other women about their migration stories, motherhood, and life vision. With their empowering stories incorporated into her instrumental music, Midori seeks to encourage others, especially immigrant mothers and girls to pursue their passion.



Ben Kono (woodwind)

Martha Kato (piano)

Olli Hirvonen (guitar)

Evan Gregor (bass)

Rogerio Boccato (percussion)

Fumi Tanakadate (taiko)

Guillermo Laporta (video projection)


Watch the livestream on YouTube:



Midori Larsen is an artist in residence at Culture Lab LIC.

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Robert Mark Dance’s Inaugural New York Season

Friday October 28, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022


Tickets: $25 + Processing Fees


Robert Mark Dance is a contemporary dance company based in Astoria, Queens, led by Artistic Director and Choreographer Robert Mark Burke. RMD is excited to announce its inaugural New York season, Dawning, featuring the premier of Dawned, a new work in collaboration with composer Eric Dietz, supported by the O’Donnell Green Music and Dance Foundation.


By definition, "dawning is the beginning or first appearance of something; coming into existence,” and for the first time ever, RMD comes together as a company to present an entire evening of work on Oct. 28 & 29, 2022. Produced in partnership with Culture Lab, LIC, Dawning is an evening of dance consisting of Short Stuff, a series of short dances created over the last 5 years and the premiere of Dawned.


“Dawned”  is a multidisciplinary new work that investigates the instinctual shared experience of how isolation and grief build communities empowered to find new hope. Inspired by the photography of Gregory Crewdson, choreographer Robert Mark Burke and composer Eric Dietz have built a world that focuses on communal bonding through desolation and confinement. 

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Culture Lab LIC


Thursday, October 27

6:30 - 9:30pm

Join us in our indoor gallery for a vibrant evening of performances, art, food and drinks to support Culture Lab LIC!

Featuring local artists including the flamenco/jazz band, Brolinga, the jazz/blues sounds of the Guillaume Muller Trio,  and the Queens-based dance company, The Physical Plant, performing a Filipino Pandanggo sa ilaw dance!

Fall Fest Sponsored by

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The Moth
Uncharted Territory: Kate Spade New York Foundation Showcase

October 26

6:00pm Doors Open, 6:30pm Stories Begin

Join us in person for stories of moving forward. Featuring storytellers from The Moth's Community, Education and Global workshop programs.

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Major support for The Moth Community Program is generously provided by the Kate Spade New York Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Moth Education Program is made possible by generous support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust, the Kate Spade New York Foundation, and Alice Gottesman.

The Moth Global Community Program is generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Dancing with the Queens Stars

An evening of friendly competition, choreography & guest performances.

October 20, 6-9pm

Dancing with the Queens Stars is BACK with a new competitors ready to dance for this year's Champion trophy and Fan Favorite award! An entertaining evening of friendly competition, choreography, guest performances, and of course-- the judges' unpredictable banter. Featuring amazing Queens community leaders and dance artists from all over the borough!

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Friday Night Poetry Time

Poetry Showcase

October 21, 5-8:30pm


A free event organized by Queens Underground Poets, the National Poetry Association, Queens Underground Film Festival with funding provided by Queens Council On The Arts.

Join us for Happy Hour at 5:30pm, then let's move indoors at 5:45pm for 15 Feature Poets, Andrew The Magician and 5 Open Mic Poets - a non-stop captivating evening of Spoken Word!


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Queens Jazz Overground & Culture Lab LIC present

2022 Fall Jazz Fest

October 22



All Ages Welcome

The Queens Jazz OverGround 2022 Autumn Jazz Fest will feature six professional bands, a student jam session and showcase, and various student performances and clinics.



A Filipino Arts & Culture Event

Sunday, October 16, 1-4:30pm

Free and outdoors! All are welcome to join our Pamayanan community! This event is about bringing together different perspectives of Filipino dance, music, martial arts, and culture, across three generations. We want to highlight Filipino-American History month and invite people to experience our culture, and promote anti-hate of AAPI through resources and information. Parol making, AAPI resource fair, and local Filipino food vendors throughout the afternoon. Potluck picnic also encouraged! 

Full schedule and further details at:


No, YOU Tell It!

"Punch Up"

A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event

No, YOU Tell It! is a nonfiction series where storytellers first work together to turn out true tales, then swap stories to embody each other’s experiences. For this special Brooklyn Book Festival Book End Event, four storytellers who write for the page and the stage have worked together to develop true stories inspired by the theme “Punch Up.”


Come watch as step into each other’s stories.

Storytellers: Jenn Wehrung, Aida Zilelian, Matt Storrs, and Maria Rubio

With guest story coach, Pichchenda Bao and guest director and HOST, Ellie Dvorkin Dunn! Both are alum storytellers from our 2019 BKBF Bookend Event, No, YOU Tell It! “aMuse.”


Plus, a chance to win the No, YOU Tell It! Ten-Year Anthology. Follow us @noyoutellit for more!


Monday, September 26, 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Admission: FREE but we'll be collecting donations for Friends with Four Paws with a match for the first $50.




This show is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


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Let the Revolution Begin!

Theatrical Dance Performance

Directed and Choreographed

by Andrew Robinson

Art Direction and Story by Alisha Engle


Join in the revolution to redefine beauty. SHAME is a theatrical piece that takes on the taboo of self-perception. How can we ever be good enough in a world where standards are set too high and are extremely manipulated? Through a series of vignettes utilizing projection and dance, we explore the effects Media has had on our humanity. With these vignettes, we challenge our audience to take a step back and see themselves in a new light. Through this experience, we hope they will see the beauty that resonates inside.

Four Performances:

Thursday, September 8 - Sunday, September 11, 7-8:30pm


Watch the free livestream on September 8 on YouTube:

Associate Choreographer: Gabrielle Malone

Dancers: Nile Baker, Dwayne Brown, Gabrielle Malone, and Andrew Robinson


Performers: Amber Defeo, Vicki Jo DeRocker, Alisha Engle, Gwen Eyster, Judi Lewis Ockler, Natasha Yannacanedo


Lighting Design: Keri Thibodeau

Costume Design: Alisha Engle

Sound Design: Alexander Giorei


Brought to you by Lady Nimue Productions. Shame is in development as an educational program. We hope to not only perform but teach children to perform this piece. Our goal in bringing such an important subject to light is for future generations to have a better love of themselves and others.

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Block Party Tour

5th Annual Black Mental Health

Benefit Event

Sunday, August 28, 2-6pm

The hottest summer block party with live music, shopping, food, Black mental health professionals, free resources, a DJ, and more!

Join the Black Broadway community as they perform inspirational songs at the Darkness RISING: Live 5 Block Party! The 5th annual concert benefits Darkness RISING Nonprofit, a 501(c)3 organization which provides direct mental health resources to the Black community.

At the Event:

- Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White !

- Live concert

- Vendor marketplace

- Food trucks

- Giveaways

- DJ

- Guest Speaker and Wellness Workshop Leaders

- African Dance Class

- Free mental health resources

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

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Kulture Fest

Free Outdoor Motorcycle Chill Fest

August 20, 12-9pm

Join us for the inaugural NYC motorcycle chill fest hosted by Rubber Kulture. Come check out an amazing display of bikes competing to be top while you enjoy food, vendors, 3 live bands, raffle prizes, and more! 

Free to attend!

Competition categories:

The Invited
The Open (walk-in entries welcomed)
  - Best FXR / Best Chopper/ Best Modified
   - Best in Show
Bagger Blowout (walk-in entries welcomed)
- Best Sound & Best in Show

For full details including the list of The Invited builders, sponsors, vendors, to register for competitions and more:

Happy Money & How to Invite It Into Your Life

Indoor Music, Talk & Book Signing

Sunday, August 14, 4-6pm

Watch this event livesteamed on the Culture Lab LIC YouTube channel:

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The first unique collaboration in NY with music, talk and book signing with Japanese author Ken Honda and Japanese musician Migiwa Miyajima.


Join this unique event with Ken Honda, internationally-acclaimed Japanese author and Money Mentor, and Migiwa Miyajima, Japan-born, NY-based jazz composer, producer and pianist!


- How did Ken's early business experiences affect his successes in life?


- How did Migiwa, editor-in-chief of a famous magazine in Japan, reinvent herself in NY as a Grammy-nominated musician?


They will share secrets about money, willpower, gratitude, and the Japanese Zen mind, with a performance of Miyajima’s compositions with her jazz orchestra. There will be a Q&A and book/CD signing, and you will see Ken and Migiwa in person!


Event profits will be donated to Miyajima's "Unbreakable Hope and Resilience" project based on interviews of the 2011 Japan earthquake survivors and volunteers.


Ken Honda:

"Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money" by Ken Honda


Migiwa Miyajima:

"Your Future Story" by Migiwa Miyajima and the Miggy Augmented Orchestra


Migiwa Miyajima & Her NY Orchestra: Composer/Piano Migiwa Miyajima, Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Dan Urness, Brandon Lee, Trombone: Jason Jackson, Reeds: Alejandro Aviles (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute), Sam Dillon (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Quinsin Nachoff (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Rhythm Section: Pete McCann (guitar), Evan Gregor (bass), Tim Horner (drums)


Taken By Artificial Surprise

Indoor Performance and Installation
July 28, 29, 30, 31, 7:30 pm


Jeanette Andrews presents a performance and installation that explores the relationships between magic, machine learning, and surprise. 


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This work is made possible by Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Photo Credit: Ari Isenberg

"Experience sensory illusion and surprise at Culture Lab LIC installation..."

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Exquisite Corpse Company's "Drinks and Drama: Summer Soup" 
A play reading series of five delicious new works plus craft cocktails.

Exquisite Corpse Company's "Drinks and Drama: Summer Soup" reading series brings to life five new works created as a part of Exquisite Corpse Company's Artist Residency at Culture Lab LIC. Each of these five plays was created in dialogue with the exhibitions of the space and developed using ECC's unique literary devising process. Come support new work and enjoy a craft cocktail included with your ticket.

Friday, July 22
7:30pm: "At Least I Made An Impression" by Cayenne Douglass

Saturday, July 23

6pm: "Angel's Blood" by Brandon Rumaker
7:30pm: "bogfriends" by Jose Sebastian Alberdi

Sunday, July 24
6pm: "Flipper" by Molly Bicks
7:30pm: "Jeff Has To Come Home" by Amitai Landau-Pope

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Brothers in Arms

An Emergence Residency Workshop Presentation

July 15 & 16, 8pm; July 17, 3pm

An interview-based devised play combining movement, music, video and text, “Brothers in Arms” aims to interrogate toxic masculinity and facilitate emotion transformation amongst male-identifying folks. Alongside the presentation, there is an applied theatre component, aimed principally at young male-identifying folks, where participants use the play’s framework to facilitate artistic exploration.

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This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

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Nothing Further

Indoor Multimedia Performance Exhibit

July 7, 8, 9,10

What happens when a culture of shame leads to a mysterious death and the revealing of a secret life?


NOTHING FURTHER is a multimedia performance exhibit that will take you on a generational whirlwind of a ride through the closed doors of a suburban home. This is a story about a daughter's relationship with her father. It is the unfolding of a mystery about secrets, memory, generational trauma, gender identity, and the need to keep up appearances.


The name of this performance exhibit, NOTHING FURTHER is inspired by the police report that was filed after the investigation a father’s death. The last two words on the report read, “NOTHING FURTHER.” As audiences will discover, however, there is much more to explore and investigate.


This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

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June 23, 7:30pm
by the ChoreoJoey Project
An Emergence Residency Show

PLIGHT is a choreographic nod to blaxploitation films with collective tales of artist struggle following graduation through jazz dance.


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This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.


Indigo Events Venezuelan

Cultural Festival

Free Outdoor Event

Sunday, June 26

10AM - 4PM

Come and celebrate venezuelan culture with your family and friends at the VENEZUELAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL!


Invite your friends to discover the beauty of our Venezuelan culture. We hope to see you there!


Celebrate Pride 2022

Live Music, Drag, Comedy & More!

Free, Outdoors

Saturday, June 18, 8-10pm