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Your resource for all things LIC                                                      August 30th, 2018
Final Days of Summer Round Up (Part 2)
photo by Quiet Events

With just over three weeks of summer remaining, there are still plenty of ways to get out and soak up the sun before the Fall Equinox on 9/22. Check out our round up of events below and be sure to refer back to our online community calendar for more great events in LIC all year long. 

UNFringed Festival 2018
Various Performances and Dates Through September 1st
The Secret Theatre
Warm Up
 Saturday September 1st, 12PM
MoMA PS1
Circus Amok
Saturday, September 1st 3PM
Socrates Sculpture Park
S.T.E.P.
Thursday September 6th - Sunday September 30th
Flux Factory
Saturday, September 8th 3PM
Sunnyside Gardens Park
Summer Sunset Family Silent Disco
Sunday, September 9th 6PM
LIC Landing
Thursday September 13th - Friday September 14th
Hunters Point Park Waterfront
Cinema LIC Presents: Ratatouille
Saturday, September 15th 7PM
Hunters Point South Park 
Take Root Presents: Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre & Logos Dance Collective
Friday September 21 - Saturday September 22
Green Space
Mt. Sinai Queens LIC Family Day
Saturday, September 22nd 12PM
LIC Landing by COFFEED

Be sure to refer back to our community calendar for more great things to do in LIC!
Register: LICP Fall Networking Night @ Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge - September 12
Come join us at our Fall Networking Night at LICP Member Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge on Wednesday, September 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. Enjoy drinks from new LIC-based brewery ICONYC and light bites from BentOn LIC. Tour Brooklyn Boulders' 23rd street space, mingle with your LIC business and community neighbors and try your hand at climbing -- completely optional -- one of the rock walls! Tickets are now available. RSVP today
2018 NYC Development Finance Conference (9/17)
Please join NYC EDC on Monday, September 17th from 12-5:30PM for their 2018 Development Finance Conference, one of the premier events on NYC investment opportunities. Gain exclusive insight to the public and private investments shaping New York City's future. Learn from experts across real estate, finance, life science, tech, and City government, as they discuss unique opportunities to leverage the City's investment capabilities to achieve growth. Lunch will be provided at noon with a networking reception to follow.

LICP Members can receive 15% off tickets using the promo code " LICP"
Register: BISNOW's LIC State of the Market (9/21)
Please join Bisnow for their LIC State of the Market Conference on Friday, September 21st as their panel of industry experts discuss the world behind the investments in the country's fastest growing city. The panel will take a look at the biggest developments in the pipeline for LIC, opportunities for potential new retailers interested in coming to the neighborhood and more. LICP News subscribers can get 20% off tickets using the discount code LICP20Z1QNRegister today
New LES Ferry Route Servicing LIC Has Launched!


Yesterday, LICP Member NYC Ferry launched it's new Lower East Side Ferry route which begins and ends in LIC at Gantry Plaza State Park. The LES route is the third to service the greater LIC area, joining the existing Astoria and East River routes. Preview the new route's schedule and plan your ride!

Check out NY1's video coverage of the LES Route's inaugural trip.
                     photo by LICP Member NYC Ferry
QCA Artist Commissioning Program Info Sessions


LICP Member  Queens Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the second year of the Artist Commissioning Program, an innovative program that democratizes the traditional art commissioning process. This program will continue to create the next generation of art patrons by inviting Queens-based community members, or "art producers," to select four artists to receive a $10,000 commission. QCA will be holding information sessions for prospective artists and art producers, for which you can register onlineThe deadline for artists and art producers to apply is Friday, October 12th. Learn more.
Vote for LIC-Based Nominees for Best of the Boro 2018

We are delighted to report that over 150 LIC-based businesses and organizations have been nominated for Bethpage Federal Credit Union's Best of the Boro 2018. We know LIC deserves to come out on top so let's come together to help these great businesses shine.  Preview the full list of Queens nominees and don't forget to vote!
Culture Corner:  S.T.E.P. @ Flux Factory

Get ready for Flux Factory's next 2018 Major Exhibition, Saunter Trek Escort Parade (S.T.E.P.) curated by Christina Freeman, Emireth Herrera and moira williams. Coming to Flux from September 6th-30th, S.T.E.P. seeks to be an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk-based works and programming, mobilizing throughout New York. S.T.E.P... embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can challenge notions and open conversations. Please join them for their Opening + Curators' Tour on September 6th from 6-9PM followed by gallery hours on Saturdays & Sundays from 1-6PM and by appointment until their Closing Reception on September 29th from 6-9PM. Learn more.
Join the LICP 2018 Neighborhood Banner Campaign!

Our 2018 Neighborhood Banner Campaign is the perfect way to expand your reach and add a pop of color to LIC streets! Sign up to be a banner sponsor today and join the likes of JetBlue, Rockrose, ProHealth Dental and many others. For pricing and more information, please contact Rob Reuter, Marketing & Community Coordinator. 

Our 2018 campaign is closing soon! Submit your orders before Friday, September 21st to insure your inclusion.
Register: LIC BID Annual Meeting (10/10)


Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting of the LIC BID.  Please join us on Wednesday, October 10th at LICP Member  WeWork Queens Plaza as we report on accomplishments, discuss plans for the future, review financials, elect directors of the baord and present awards. Stay after the Annual Meeting for bites from Waheyo Modern Mexican and refreshments from LICP Member Square Wine & Spirits with your neighbors and community leaders! 
Member Spotlight: Queensboro Dance Festival

In a special 5th season, LICP Member  Queensboro Dance Festival returns to the Hunter's Point Park waterfront with free performances by an array of Queens dance companies Thursday and Friday, September 13-14, 5:00 PM, with a special international guest performance on opening night by the Inner Mongolian Performing Arts Troupe.  This is the troupe's first visit to New York City.  Their performance will include Mongolian long tone and of khoomei (Mongolian throat singing), masters of the traditional horse-head fiddle, and dance forms that represent their culture of the grasslands.  The Queensboro Dance Festival also offers a VIP preshow reception each night along the waterfront starting at 4:00 PM, with open bar, raffle prizes, and refreshments featuring LIC businesses. VIP tickets are $25 via Eventbrite ($30 at the door) and includes reception, exclusive seating area, prizes, and gift bag. Preview the festival schedule
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LIC in the News

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- QNS

Mayor Inaugurates Queens' Latest Ferry Line
- Queens Daily Eagle

Catch some quirky fun at Circus Amok's LIC show
- Queens Chronicle

Renting in Long Island City: What will $2,700 get you?
- hoodline

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- Grub Street

These NYC neighborhoods saw the fastest rent growth since 2010
- Curbed NY

Carlyle Group Pays Record Price for LIC Luxury Rental
- GlobeSt.

Things to Do in LIC This Week

TONIGHT

The Creek and The Cave
Thurs, 8/30 8PM-10PM

The Creek and The Cave
Thurs, 8/30 10PM-11:15PM


This Weekend

24-11 Bridge Plaza N
Fri, 8/31 2PM-5PM

The Secret Theatre
Fri, 8/31 7:30PM-9PM

MoMA PS1
Sat, 9/1 12PM-9PM

Socrates Sculpture Park
Sat, 9/1 3PM-4PM

The Secret Theatre
Sat, 9/1 7:30PM-8:35PM

The Creek and The Cave
Sat 9/1 8PM-10PM


Next Week

American Folk Art Museum's Self-Taught Genius Gallery
Wed, 9/5 12PM-12:30PM

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Transportation Updates

MTA

(Until February 2019)
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