Friday, May 19, 2006

Astorian Weekend Edition 19.05.06

We now have an awesome chance to peek into the world of sculpture at the Modern Art Foundry, they present Alternative Space where you can actually step into their foundry and check out all the cool art. Stuff is for sale too so bring your checkbook! They are located at 18-70 41st Street and i would definitely call ahead to make sure you can get in there - 718-728-2030. (they used to do this on weekends but have since changed over to mon-fri 9-3)

Free time on Saturday? Why not go spend some of it at Build It Green for their Volunteer Day! Once a month they need a bunch of us to help them out with their awesome work of saving our globe, one recycled bit at a time. They are attempting to bribe the "free-gans" out there with coffee and bagels too...could be an easy meal! But really, i see this as a great opportunity to check out their inventory for a future home improvement project of your own!!!!

On Sunday, Chef Jonathan Forgash & his Film Chefs truck will be cooking up a batch of goodness (i've had some, i know!) and tasty treats galore at this weekends Socrates Sculpture Park for Interstate (just keep walking on Broadway till you hit the water, on Vernon Blvd.) opening event going on Sunday from 2-6pm. If you've never been to this little patch of art land, then its a perfect time to check it out!

After a nice Sunday afternoon out and about you can always head over to Hell Gate Social for Hell on Reels, our very own Moving Picture Festival. Doors will open at 7:30 and the flics start at 8:30. Get there early so you can make sure you find the place... from what i hear its a bit elusive (12-21 Astoria Blvd. Btwn 12th st. &14th st.) Then get your drink on, sit back and watch the local talent in action.


Anonymous said...

Art-O-Mat L.I.C. – Artisan Store & Gallery

In response to the way real estate development is transforming our neighborhoods, Art-O-Mat L.I.C. has rented its walls to artists who want to express their views on the current real estate situation in the exhibition REAL ART = REAL ESTATE. We have received comments on and from neighborhoods that artists move to, colonize, make habitable -- and then are displaced from by rising real estate values they've created. Whether it's nostalgia for the old or horror at the new, we've received a surge of responses to this pressing theme currently on exhibition in our intimate gallery.

When: Thursday, May 18, 2006 – Sunday, June 25, 2006

Hours of operation: Fri 12 - 7, Sat 12 - 7 and Sun 12 - 5 or by Appointment.

Anonymous said...

LIC Open Studios
Sat-Sun, 20-21 May 2006, noon-6pm

Women's Studio Center, 21-25 44 Ave
Juvenel Reis, 43-01 22 St
Crane St Studios, 46-23 Crane St

don't know why this has gotten almost no publicity; maybe one reason is that even their website
is from last year

Lee in LIC