Queens Rising is a month-long, multi-disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough’s culture and creative diversity.

Spearheaded by a coalition of major arts organizations in the borough, including Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Queens Rising celebration will serve as a platform to amplify Queens as a rich arts and culture hub and destination, touching every corner of our borough with a feast of cultural activities and a major effort to invite residents of Queens and NYC at large to our many neighborhoods to come see a show, an exhibit, a concert in a park or library, and to stop at a restaurant nearby and visit local shops.

Queens Rising returns! The second annual monthlong arts celebration will bring visitors from across the city to local venues and galleries to promote and highlight dozens of performances, exhibitions and cultural events that showcase the borough’s artistic communities.



Exhibition Opening Reception – Queens Seen: What Artists are Creating in the World’s Borough
THU, JUN 1, 6-9 PM, FREE 
at Culture Lab (5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City)

In partnership with Culture Lab LIC, Queens Rising is presenting a month-long gallery show highlighting the work of Queens visual artists.  This gallery show will highlight a variety of work intended to show the brilliance, creativity, and beauty of the visual art happening in Queens. LEARN MORE


Queens Rising at the Queens Night Market
SAT, JUN 3, 5-11:30 PM, FREE
at New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Join Queens Rising for a night of programming at the Queens Night Market! Alongside the usual incredible culinary fare, Queens Rising will present Queens based musicians and dancers for evening of food and fun. Experience a night filled with joyful Brazilian samba, vibrant Korean folk music and dance, lively Irish music, soulful Afro-Latin jazz, and much more. LEARN MORE


Queens Rising at the Gantries
SAT, JUN 24, 4-8 PM, FREE
at Gantry State Plaza Park (50th Ave & East River, Long Island City)

Join us for a fantastic day of FREE live music at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City as part of QUEENS RISING, the month-long celebration of arts and culture in Queens. The event will feature three captivating sets of live music that are sure to provide an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! LEARN MORE


To learn more and take part, please visit queensrising.nyc.