Dear Dharma Drink Friends,
Are you around this July 5th? We're planning to check out the Noguchi museum this Friday at Queens' LIC/Astoria.
FEE: Free first Friday's
HOURS: Extended to 8pm Fridays (from May to Sep)
Per website: "The Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by internationally-renowned 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 complex was built around a 1920s industrial building, and features indoor-outdoor galleries and a serene outdoor sculpture garden, with two floors of interior exhibition space. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, the Museum is itself considered to be one of the artist’s greatest achievements. 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."
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It will take a little effort to get here. Please see the various direction provided by the museum's website:
Subway & Bus
Before planning your trip, please check mta.info for service alerts, schedules, and more information.
F train to the Queensbridge-21st Street stop in Queens. At 21st Street and 41st Avenue, take the Q69 or Q100 bus Northbound to Broadway. Walk 4 blocks west on Broadway towards the Manhattan skyline and the East River. Turn left onto Vernon Boulevard and walk two blocks to 33rd Road. The Museum entrance is at[masked]rd Road, between Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street.
7 train to the Vernon-Jackson stop in Queens. Transfer to the Q103 bus at 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard to Vernon Boulevard and 33rd Road. The Museum entrance is at[masked]rd Road, between Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street.
N / W train to the Broadway stop in Queens. Transfer to the Q104 bus to Vernon Boulevard & 33rd Road; or walk west along Broadway to Vernon Boulevard, turn left onto Vernon Boulevard, and walk two blocks to 33rd Road. The Museum entrance is at[masked]rd Road, between Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street.
The Q103 and Q104 buses stop directly in front of the Museum on Vernon Boulevard between 33rd Road and Broadway. Always use caution when crossing Vernon Boulevard.