"The Center is the realization of a life long dream of many who longed for a gathering place for the Irish community throughout the New York tri-state area. We wish to serve as an easily identified Irish place, accessible from everywhere, through which every Irish and Irish-American person, and anyone who'd like to be with us, can find what they need for a full life in New York. We are an Information Center for existing resources and will provide what is not available to meet remaining needs when possible."
The Irish Center has a Senior's lunch every Wednesday, Irish dancing classes, films, concerts. They just hosted the wonderful Guggenheim Grotto. The New York Irish Center's goal is to support all New Yorkers who haave a connection to Ireland, it is a gem and it is in the heart of our Hunter's Point.
The Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by internationally renowned, Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) for the display of what he considered to be representative examples of his life’s work. Opened in 1985, the Museum is housed in a converted industrial building, connected to a building and interior garden of Noguchi’s design. The Museum is considered in itself to be one of the artist’s greatest works. In building a museum, Noguchi was an early pioneer who led the metamorphosis of the Long Island City area into the arts district it is today, home to cultural institutions such as Socrates Sculpture Park, SculptureCenter, MoMA PS1, and Museum of the Moving Image, among others.
Noguchi designed the Museum complex as an open-air sculpture garden ensconced within a building that houses ten galleries. As a whole, the Museum provides an intimate, reflective space in which to experience Noguchi’s sculpture and design, fulfilling a vision that the artist deemed essential to his life’s work.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
*Please note, the Museum's upper galleries are currently closed due to installation. Museum admission will be half price until October 5, 2011.
General admission: $10
Senior Citizens: $5
Students with a valid ID: $5
NYC public high school students with a valid ID: FREE
Children under 12: FREE
The Secret Theatre is a custom built theatre designed and constructed as a home for the resident company, The Queens Players and visiting NY theatre companies. Recent plays include Salome, an updated Othello, the upcoming Little Women and a show based on some of Edgar Allen Poe's stories.
- 4815 Vernon Blvd, 718-361-7390
Vernon Boulevard Dog Run is 10,000 square feet. It has a gravel surface and separate areas for large and small dogs. The run also has drinking fountains for dogs (and their owners). It is supported by Queens West Development Corporation and the NYS Parks Department.
Gantry Plaza State Park: 718-786-8568
NYS Park Police: 212-694-3620
This was one of the first of the Wine & Spirits shops in LIC and it is a good, solid neighborhood store. They are also located right in between Domaine and Tournesol--rumor has it that some of their selections are requested by the chef at Tournesol in case he runs out of his own stock.
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm-8:00 pm