Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m. Idlewild Park (Springfield Lane and 147th Avenue): Birding; our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age; call 718-846-2731.
Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m. Brookville Park: Scavenger Hunt; we connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world; Urban Park Rangers encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere; call 718-846-2731.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
7 p.m. Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center: Seniors Tango Dance Event; join us for a free night of dancing and music; call 718-263-1163.
7 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image: My Own Private Idaho Film Screening; directed by Gus Van Sant; River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves are star-crossed lovers in this freewheeling adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV; call 718-777-6888.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
11 a.m. 113-50 Farmers Boulevard (St. Albans): Eat Well, Live Well; health and wellness fair with live performances, dance fitness and fun activities for all
9 a.m. Citi Field (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park): Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament; sponsored by the New York Mets, Major League Baseball, City of New York Parks and Recreation and the Wheelchair Sports Federation; come see or play in this wheelchair softball tournament; call 917-519-2622.
11 a.m. Ridgewood Library: Family Storytime; join us for family storytime; visit www.queenslibrary.org.
12 p.m. King Manor Museum (Rufus King Park): Hands-on-History; get a chance to learn how to write with a quill pen; learn about King Rufus and the Constitution with fun activities, stories, and more; call 718-206-0545.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot: Recycling Event; bring electronics, shred paper, donate clothes, recycle carpeting, dishes, silverware or other household items; event sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblymember Mike Miller.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19
3 p.m. Ridgewood Library: Best Out of School Time (BOOST); aims to enhance the academic and social skills of children ages six to 14 by providing homework assistance and materials in an enriching after-school environment; join us after school for an assortment of fun and educational activities for children and teens; visit www.queenslibrary.org.
7 p.m. Ridgewood Library: Back to School Library Orientation; join us in the Meeting Room for an introduction to library services; visit www.queenslibrary.org.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
7 p.m. Juniper Valley Park: Adult Track Workout; join us for an intense track workout two nights a week; no registration required; this event repeats every week on Tuesday and Thursday until November 10; call 718-263-1163.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
10 a.m. Ridgewood Library: Mother Goose Time; songs, bounces and rhymes for babies ages 6-17 months with their caregiver; in Auditorium; visit www.queenslibrary.org.
1 p.m. Howard Beach Library: Toddler Time; lots of stories and fun for children ages 12-36 months with caregivers; we’ll all read and color pictures together; visit www.queenslibrary.org.
8 p.m. The Secret Theatre : Ghosts; be prepared to put your modern ideals to the test and you moral choices into perspective; visit www.secrettheatre.com or call 718-392-0722.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
4 p.m. Ridgewood Library: Book-Making Workshop; participants will learn the basics of creative writing story illustrations and book making; this program is limited to 15 participants so space is limited; preregistration is required; for children and teens; visit www.queenslibrary.org.
SAVE THE DATE
September 24 at 10 a.m. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge: Walking Tour (Fort Tilden); discover the hidden history and natural wonders of the fort on this ranger-led walking tour; call 718-318-4300.
September 24 at 4 p.m. Rapper’s Row Queens Bridge and Hollis Hip Hop Tour; Take a guided tour through midtown Manhattan and Queens with a view inside the beginning of the second decade of hip hop pinpointing when the music business began to accept it as a genuine art form; visit www.zerve.com/hiphoplook/BKQB.
September 24 at 4 p.m. The Chocolate Factory Theater: Heather Olson Shy Show Off; Heather Olson explores the relationship between internal emotional landscapes and external presentation, the ability of abstract movement and structure in this live show; call 212-352-3101.
Saturday, September 24 from 12-6 p.m. C & B Books Distribution at Jamaica Harvest Room (90-40 160th Street, Jamaica): Queens Book & Health Fair; the admission to this event is free and open to the public; for any further information, call 718-591-4525.
Saturday, September 24 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Flushing House (38-20 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY): Flushing House Flea Market; the flea market will be held in the Large Game Room on the ground floor of Flushing House; a variety of goods will be sold, including jewelry, arts and crafts, collectibles, new and gently used clothing, lots of white elephant items, etc.; admission is free; call 347-532-3025.
Saturday, September 24 at 9:30 a.m. 167-24 118th Avenue (Jamaica): Annual New Hope 5K Run/Walk for Healthy Communities; races include a USATF-certified 5K beginning at 9:30 a.m. and a 1K Fun Run for kids 12 years and under at 10:30 a.m.; free t-shirts for the first 60 registered; awards for top runners in all age categories and top three walkers overall; all children will receive ribbons. Fees are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 years and under (free for kids under 6); event day registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; visit www.active.com and search for “New Hope 5K”; call 201-669-8450.
September 27-October 30 Queens Theatre in the Park: Chix 6; The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane; the story of a comic book artist whose super heroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.