Queens for a Day
Queens has a ton to offer by way of entertainment, art, and much more. Plus, New York City’s two airports, JFK and LaGuardia, are also located in Queens. Whether you find yourself in the area or are visiting for the first time, you won’t want to miss these activities, and we can make sure you get there comfortably.
Citi Field Mets Home Opener
Located in Flushing Meadows, the New York Mets' home field was built as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium. Citi Field seats 41,922 people and all of the seats are green as homage to the former Polo Grounds – the old home of the Giants and original home of the Mets. Grab a Nathan’s hot dog, a bag of peanuts, and enjoy the game! If you’ve already seen a game and want to try something new, the venue also hosts big name stadium shows, such as Beyonce, Bob Dylan, and many more.
Noguchi Museum artwork
Located in Long Island City, this museum is named after it’s designer and creator, Isamu Noguchi, a Japanese-American sculptor. It was originally opened in 1985 on a limited basis to the public in order to preserve and display Noguchi’s sculptures, architectural models, stage designs, drawings, and furniture designs. Now open to the public, the museum contains 12 galleries and a gift show, which are open open year-round (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and some holidays).
Museum of Moving Image classic camera
Museum of Moving Image
Located in Astoria, this media museum displays film, television, and digital media through exhibitions, educational programs, moving-image works, and various programs. The museum screens more than 400 classic and contemporary films annually, and hosts the public discussion series entitled the Pinewood Dialogues, an ongoing compilation of conversations with creative professionals in media, such as Tim Burton, Glenn Close, and many more. Today, the Museum of Moving Image collection comprises more than 130,000 artifacts ranging from before cinema to modern digital technology.
Socrates Sculpture Park
Socrates Sculpture Park
Located in Astoria, this outdoor museum and public park is where artists venture to create and exhibit sculptures and multi-media installations. The park was once an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite when a coalition of artists and community members rallied together and transformed the space into an open studio, exhibition space, and neighborhood park. Only one block away from the Noguchi Museum, the park also offers an arts education program, job training, and artist residency.
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit and contemporary art institutions in the United States. The museum is unique since they devote their energy and resources to exhibiting art rather than collecting it. An affiliate of MoMA since 1999, MoMA PS1 is housed in a Romanesque revival building and displays cutting edge artwork and collaborative exhibits. *Please note: MoMA PS1 is closed for installation until October 23, 2016 when it will re-open with new exhibitions.*
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