We like to think of Q.E.D. as an after-school space for grown-ups. All the fun stuff you did as a kid but with beer & wine and like-minded folks.
Our affordable classes and shows are as diverse as Queens itself. At Q.E.D. you’ll find arts and crafts, stand-up comedy, tastings, DIY projects, poetry slams, game nights, walking tours, storytelling, gardening, improv, and everything in between.
In a nutshell, we aim to provide a fun, creative, casual space to laugh and learn by opening our stage to performers of various levels of experience and hosting classes and workshops that are affordable and accessible to all types of folks.
What does Q.E.D. mean?
Q.E.D. is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase "quod erat demonstrandum". If you ever do a crossword puzzle, you'll thank us for this bit of info. It translates to "that which was demonstrated", but if you want it to stand for Queens Ed, that's cool, too.
Q.E.D. was created by Queens resident Kambri Crews. A long-time producer and promoter of stand up comedy, Kambri is bringing the fun and creativity home to Astoria. For four years she served as the Director of Marketing and PR for the comedy club Comix, during which time she also owned and operated the 50-seat venue Ochi's Lounge. She followed that by becoming the comedy booker for the 92Y Tribeca. Kambri is also the author of the New York Times best selling memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House) and an accomplished public speaker and storyteller, giving speeches and performing around the USA. By creating Q.E.D., Kambri hopes to bring the community together to share in learning and laughter.
Notes: OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS ARE NOT ALLOWED. QED has coffee, tea, soda, beer & wine plus snacks and pre-made wraps and sandwiches available.
Instructors were sweet and light-hearted but the space was far too small for such an enormous turnout, which is very encouraging but also just made it real tight. No one's fault, but a bigger space would greatly improve the class I think!
Great class! I will definitely be going back
Chill and relaxing space! The front half houses several tables and the bar and separated by a curtain is the back half of the space with several tables and a little stage. Everyone was so kind and welcoming there. Food was all handmade and dessert cake was awesome! Prices super reasonable and the bartender even recommended my husband and I get a bottle of wine next time for the value after our 4 glasses! The event took place in the back half of the space and was two hours of drawing with a live model. The model was in the center of the space and tables set up all around. Started out with quick timed draws- 30 seconds each then increased incrementally and ended with two 15 min draws.The model picked a wide variety of poses and rotated her position for each one so you got to draw from all angles. Great pacing and way to practice! They even have an instagram competition. Very neat spot. They had a writing event happening at the front of the house too. So much to offer. Will come back!
Love this class! You learn a lot and the amiable instructors help you with anything that you got wrong. Definitely worth the money
Oh, I love it and I'm thinking to go back, again thanks for asking
I have taken several classes on marketing through corsehorse. This was the cheapest at only $30 and thought if I come away with just one thing it will be worth it. To my surprise I learned much more than I expected and stuff that is incredibly useful. Build Your Platform showed the how to and the importance of organizing and building your contact list and get your image out to the public.
I took Sip & Scribe because it was cheap but I was hoping it would still be valuable and that I would learn something from it. This class is not that. If you're looking for something fun/silly to do with your friends then go for it but if you're hoping to learn something then this is not for you. We were given a ridiculous prompt (write a letter to yourself from your favorite childhood toy) and then asked to switch papers with someone in the class and add to their story. When we switched back, we were given another ridiculous prompt (finish your story but with a surprise kiss. Seriously??) and then people volunteered to read aloud. I left with a weird, twisted story that promptly went in the trash.
OK for an introduction but teacher does not provide much information. It is more like you show up and practice on your own and he will come around and help you.
Cool ppl , laid back setting.
Was a good introduction to calligraphy - really liked the pens provided!