2003-08-29 / Community

Queens ArtMap Now Available

Queens ArtMap Now Available

Queens Council on the Arts announ-ced the publication of the first edition of the Queens ArtMap showing locations for 36 of Queens’ cultural attractions across the borough.

"This is a map and guide for cultural tourists from both inside and outside the borough. The 36 venues on the map are open to the public on a regular basis- not necessarily full time, but at least once a week," stated Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director of Queens Council on the Arts.

"Each location has a phone number in the map key, and it would be a good idea to call ahead and verify schedules, since they are subject to change. Some will even make special arrangements for visitors upon request," she added.

"Queens has a stunning variety of cultural attractions. You can visit a representative collection of one of the most famous modern art museums in the world- the Museum of Modern Art - in Long Island City, or you can spend the afternoon on a farm – the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. The cultural life of Queens is growing and becoming more diverse every day, and we’re happy to be letting people know about it," Krakauer added.

The ArtMap is available at all of the local branches of Queens Borough Public Library. The maps are also available at Queens Council on the Arts headquarters at Oak Ridge in Forest Park for a shipping and handling fee of $2.50 if the request if by mail, or free of charge is picked up in person.

Support for the Queens ArtMap comes from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Queens Delegation; State Senator Serphin R. Maltese and Assemblyman Ivan C. Lafayette; Borough President Helen M. Marshall, the New York City De-partment of Cultural Affairs and private donations.

There is an interactive map online at www.queenscouncilarts.org.

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