Listen to beautiful music for free, watch a movie under the stars, treat your canine to a day of fun and do more at these events around Queens.
SATURDAY, AUG. 8
Yoga in the Elements will help adults find serenity as they practice yoga in nature. Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will create a multilevel approach for beginners to experienced students. Bring your own mat, towel, insect repellent and water bottle. Pre-registration is required online and is $16 per person. The program will also take place on Saturday, Aug. 22. 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
The Alley Pond Adventure Hour of Sand Fun will offer toddlers ages 18 to 36 months and their parents or caregivers an opportunity to socialize and learn about nature in a relaxed environment. Theme related activities include live animals, art projects, outdoor play, trail walks and music. $16 per participant. No non-participating siblings except for infants. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required online. 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
The Alley Pond Environmental Center invites children ages 3 to 4 to play in their indoor sand table, create beautiful pictures using colored sand, meet live sand-dwelling animals and enjoy a snack. $18 per child. Pre-registration is required online. 1:30 to 3 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
Watercolors Underwater! will inspire children ages 7 to 11 to find their creative side through watercolor supplies. Each program begins with an overview of the techniques associated with using watercolor pencils and other materials, followed by a meet and greet with aquatic animals or “models” to create a meaningful, artistic piece. Weather permitting, all work will be done outside. $26 per participant. All materials are included. 10:30 a.m. to noon. 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
The GrowNYC Greenmarket provides farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season. This event occurs every Saturday until Nov. 21. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.
SUNDAY, AUG. 9
Living with Urban Coyotes will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. NYC Park Rangers will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment. 1 to 3 p.m. 8001 Myrtle Ave., Flushing. For more information, visit www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forest-park/events.
The Tee Tones, the all-male a cappella doo-wop group, will be performing a free concert as part of the Katz Concert Series. Little Bay Park, Totten Avenue at Cross Island Parkway, Bayside.
Canine Ice Cream is a day of music, games, dog-friendly ice cream treats and more. There will be giveaway bags for the first 25 people. Limited spay and neutering services will also be available for free or for a low cost. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rockaway Freeway Dog Park, 83-02 Beach Channel Drive Far Rockaway. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to the beautiful music of the Queens Symphony Orchestra as they give an outdoor concert as part of the Katz Concert Series. Free. 6:30 p.m. Forest Park’s George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven.
MONDAY, AUG. 10
The Howard Beach Senior Center will be conducting beginner and intermediate computer classes in its new computer lab. Free. Anyone interested should contact a staff member Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 155-55 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach. For more details, contact 718-738-8100.
The Central Astoria LDC presents “How to Train Your Dragon” as part of their outdoor Movies on the Waterfront summer film series. Free. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. 8:30 p.m. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool. For more information, visit www.centralastoria.org/events.
The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) helps adults earn a high school diploma if they have significant life experience and can demonstrate academic competencies and real-world skills. Individuals enrolling in NEDP must pass qualifying math and reading tests. 10 to 11 a.m. Queens Library at Long Island City, 37-44 21 St., Long Island City. For more information and orientation dates, please call 718-752-3723.
TUESDAY, AUG. 11
The Howard Beach Fire Department will be discussing the importance of fire safety in the home at the Howard Beach Senior Center. All seniors are invited to this informative session. Free. 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. For more information, call 718-738-8100.
Enjoy a screening of “Big Hero 6” with the Movies from Across the Golden Pond film series in Crocheron Park. Please bring a blanket or low chair. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside. For more information, call 718-352-4793.
Lincoln Center will be screening footage from a concert by the Villalobos Brothers as part of a month-long partnership with Queens Theatre. The screenings repeat every Tuesday of August. Flushing Meadows Corona Park on the Festival Lawn right behind Queens Theatre (rain location: Queens Theatre). Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Free. 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12
The first film directed by a Saudi woman, “Wadjda” tells the charming, poignant story of a 10-year-old girl who longs for a bicycle so she can race her best friend (a boy) and attain some measure of independence in a society whose restrictions on women begin early. Without a hint of didacticism or bitterness, this child’s tiny rebellion, ironically, leads her to compete in a Koran-reciting contest. Free. 7 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. For details, visit socratessculpturepark.org/program/wadjda.
Make your resume the best it can be at Resume Workshop. Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. 10 a.m. to noon. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main St., Flushing.
THURSDAY, AUG. 13
There is an application information session for Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts discipline applying to the 2016 Queens Arts Fund grant program. Applicants must be eligible, meet requirements, and attend an application information session. Korean translation is provided. 6 p.m. Workshop will last approximately two hours. Pre-registration is not required. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria. (Entrance on 37th Street.) For more information, visit www.queenscouncilarts.org/qaf.
Join Lewis H. Latimer House for the opening of “Light on Sound,” presented by Historic House Trust of New York City’s Contemporary Art Partnerships program. This interactive poetry installation by artists Maya Pindyck and Jessica Houston brings together Flushing’s multicultural community and the legacy of Lewis Latimer, poet and inventor of the carbon filament for the incandescent light bulb. Poems are activated by light in the Latimer House, and signs on neighborhood lampposts invite passers-by to call in to hear a poem and record their own. CART and ASL interpreters will be provided; Lewis H. Latimer House is wheelchair accessible.
Free. Registration is requested at email@example.com. 6 to 9 p.m. 34-41 137th St., Flushing. For more information, contact 212-360-8201.