38-71 13th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 880-3855
Fax: (718) 880-3854
This non-profit arts organization encompasses 7,500 square feet and has fifty members internationally. Flux Factory aims to support and collaborate art works with different artists all over NYC, thereby forcing them to work together. Works that are in dialog with the physical, social, and cultural space of the city are brought together here. Flux Factory also provides a computer center, performance space, music recording space, publishing equipment, and a weekly night dinner to present finished pieces and works-in-progress.
Affiliated with NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts (MFTA) is an organization that supports creative endeavors and artists from all over the city. Established in 1978, MFTA makes resources and spaces available to the artists and art institutions. Working in sync with major corporate houses and individual donors, it takes unused or used materials from them and passes it on to the various groups who need it; this ensures recycling of waste and also helps the artists with their budget. Apart from that, MFTA also hosts events and shows throughout the year. For additional information and event schedule, check website or call ahead.
Tucked away in Queens is an old-fashioned testament to film and television. The actual studios of the one-time Paramount East Coast production house are closed, but the museum provides tours about film making where you can see makeup, costumes and well-known movie sets. There are several theaters for film screenings and a gift shop for souvenir hunters.
Kaufman Astoria Studios is a very large space on hire for producing various types of events. It has state-of-the-art facilities for shooting purposes or hosting musical orchestras. There are stages, audio-visual equipments and other amenities for filming and photography too. The premises also have an in-house cafe and catering services. Located in the hub of Astoria near Manhattan, this studio has already hosted many famous productions and could be the apt place to start your next big hit.
If you're looking to play a cozy game of pool but want to skip the dive atmosphere of a scuzzy local pub, a night at Break Bar & Billiards' sleek, high-energy lounge is guaranteed to satisfy. Opt either one of their killer house cocktails or for a round of pool at one of their many tables that you can play free before 9p. At Break, it's all about good drinking in a good atmosphere. They host private events as well. If you're a serious shooter, you can join their pool league. Or you can just calmly sink into one of their plush, comfortable couches dazed and staring at their neon bar.
Rodney Dangerfield, the forefather of much of today's crude humor, passes on his name and the jester tradition to other comics at this marvelous venue. Expect a range of tame to raunchy material and a large crowd. And, like most good comedy clubs in New York, make sure you get there early to secure a good seat.
Gustavino's is a huge 25000 square foot banquet hall with a wonderful private garden in its premises. They have the equipment and facilities to cater to large audiences for corporates events, parties, wedding receptions and banquets. This event space can be customized keeping in mind the preferences of individuals as well as corporates. Enjoy the event planning that Gustavino's offers and their assurance that the occasion will be everything you asked for and more.
Located in the Upper East Side neighborhood, Merchants NY Cigar Bar is one of the most favorite spots. A place to host some of the most memorable parties, receptions or corporate functions, enjoy the Victorian style ambiance with close friends and family. The warm fireplace setting is perfect for a relaxed drink. You will be delighted to get to experience some of the best cigars at this lounge; Cohiba Robusto, Padron Anniversario, Montecristo, Romeo & Julieta Numero Dos, Avo Xo Intermezzo and Davidoff, just to name a few. Some of the items you would want to try from the menu are Smoked Salmon Puffs, Foie Gras Torchon, Lobster Club, Samosas and Gourmet Burgers. Call ahead or visit their website for more details.
City Ice Pavilion is a rooftop ice rink located in Long Island City, New York. This rink is larger than many others in the city, and usually has simultaneous hockey and skate activities going on. They also give skating lessons and have separate hours for public use. The space can also be rented for private sessions. Check website for more.
Built in 1895-97, the Bohemian National Hall is historically important and significant. Symbolizing the rich Czech culture and heritage, the grand structure once housed a shooting gallery, classrooms and spacious halls, used as venue for conferences and social events. Since its reconstruction, the five story hall has now been a home to a restaurant, a library, a gallery, a Czech restaurant and most importantly The Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association. This highly ornamented, Roman brick structure is a marvel in its own way, bringing back memories of the Czech immigrants to the US in the 19th century.
Typical of a neighborhood bar, the Raven’s Head Public House is located in the charming area of Astoria. A casual and laid back ambiance, coupled with a happening crowd make this place a perfect choice to spend weekends. Famous as a karaoke bar, the Raven’s Head hosts a number of events, to keeps its customers entertained and busy. Happy Hour on drinks and awesome pub bites make this place even more tempting to the youngsters. Shepherds Pie, Spicy Fried Calamari, Homemade Black Bean Burger and Irish Blat are some of the delectable dishes that customers keep going back for. The bar is also available on rent for private parties, luncheons or formal dinners. See their website for further details.
Jan Hus Playhouse Theater has held the love of the Czech and Slovak immigrant communities for the past several years... as it still entertains one and all even now. Jan Hus Theater is a 150-seater play-house that presents operas, drama, marionette performances, concerts, shows having sacred themes along with Czech and Slovak plays. So, if you are a theater lover, you would like this place and the rich on-stage performances that it offers.