Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture: Spring 2015
by nycgo.com staff, 03/03/2015
Photo: Kate Glicksberg
Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is an expansive 897-acre park that's home to playgrounds, ball fields, tree-lined paths and the one-of-a-kind Unisphere; the 12-story globe was the icon of the 1964–65 World's Fair. The park is home to the nearby Queens Museum, which welcomes a new exhibition on March 8. After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India 1947/1997 is a survey of Indian art organized around the years 1947—including works by M.F. Husain, whose portraits earned him death threats from Hindu extremists—and 1997. Adjacent to the museum, the Queens Theatre presents festivals of Latino, African American and Asian cultural arts, experimental and contemporary dance performances, as well as family and comedy events. Spring also calls for visits to the Queens Zoo (home to alligators, bald eagles and pumas), the Queens Botanical Garden (featuring workshops and art displays in addition to a lush landscape and) the New York Hall of Science (with more than 450 hands-on exhibitions and a pair of real NASA rockets). These destinations make great day trips for families.