Attend a screening at the Museum of the Moving Image, celebrate National Chemistry Day at the New York Hall of Science, come to Fort Totten Park for a run and do more at these events in Queens this weekend.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Join the fundraiser for the Oratorio Society of Queens at “OSQ Bowling Fun Night.” There will be games, prizes and music. Bring your friends for the event which starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and call for them at 718-279-3006. The ticket includes a cold cut hero and side salads, dessert, coffee, tea and three games of bowling and shoe rental. Reservations must be made ahead of time. San-Dee Lanes is located at 342 Hempstead Ave.
Seneca Avenue between Myrtle and Catalpa Aves will be closed to traffic so pedestrians can sample treats from Ridgewood Eats, Rudy’s Bakery, Nepalese Indian Restaurant and others. The “Seneca Stroll” is from noon to 5 p.m.
Holy Family Church will present a Defensive Driving Course sponsored by the National Safety Council from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. Participants will receive a mandatory insurance premium reduction and their violation point total will be reduced. For more information or to register call 631-360-9720. Admission is $45 and the church is located at 175-20 74th Ave.
Acclaimed actress of Indian cinema and human rights advocate Nandita Das will appear in person at Museum of the Moving Image for a screening of Between the Lines (2014, 79 mins), a cinematic adaptation of the 2012 play. A Q&A with Das, who directed the original play, moderated by author Suketu Mehta, will follow the 7 p.m. screening. The evening will conclude with a reception featuring music by DJ Rekha. The museum is located at 36-01 35 Ave.
Queens Pride House will host “Beyond Diversity” from 5 to 7 p.m. Local writers, photographers and artists will present their work about the value of diversity in Jackson Heights. The event is free and open to the public and is made possible in part by a grant from the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.76-11 37th Ave #206.
Sunday, Oct. 26
In celebration of National Chemistry Day, the New York Hall of Science is hosting an event on chemistry principles with the help of demonstrations by local college students and volunteers from local industries. The event is free with a NYSCI admission and is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 47-01 111th Street.
Kiwanis Club of Lefferts Liberty is having a breakfast/brunch at the Sizzler located at 100-27 Metropolitan Ave. This is an all you can eat buffet. Admission is $20 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Come to the Long Island City School of Ballet’s Halloween Costume Party, featuring performances by students of LICSB. The party will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and there will be crafts, games and activities. Enter a raffle to win a free semester (value of one class). Suggested donation is $15 and activity tickets are $1 each. Proceeds benefit LICSB Scholarship Fund and community programs.
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church presents “Wings of Song: Chamber Music with Blanca Ugelli and Friends” at 3 p.m. at 85 Greenway South. Suggested donation is $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The group will be performing works by Gluck, Mozart, Reinecke, Horovitz, Schumann and Fauré. The audience is invited to a wine and cheese reception with the artists following the performance. For reservations or further information, please call 718-268-7772 or visit www.gingerbreadplayers.org.
Qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will teach the New York State Safe Boating Class from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten. This one-day, eight-hour boat safety course is designed to be an introductory course to meet the boating education needs of recreational boaters and personal watercraft operators. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $65 (learning materials included) and pre-registration is required for entry and parking at the Fort Totten base. For additional information, contact Ralph Traub at 347-336-5866 or contact the Flotilla at 347-669-4460 (Google voice). Register online at www.uscgaux1201.org/unit_classes.html.
It’s the 13th Annual Totten Trot and Fun Run 5K Foot Race. Check in starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $35 and there are varied age divisions. Goodie bags with complimentary gifts from sponsors and local merchants will be distributed. Cash prizes for overall winners male and female will be given. To register online, link to NYCRuns through www.baysidehistorical.org. The Park is located at 208 Totten Ave.
Bella Italia Mia is hosting their 17th Annual Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. at Christ the King High School at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. Admission is $35 for members, $45 for non members, $10 for ages 11 to 18 and free for those under 11years of age. Make checks payable to Bella Italia Mia, Inc. and mail them to Diego Lodico at 62-86 72 St., Maspeth, N.Y. 11378. Frank’s Deli will be catering and there will be meatballs, sausage and peppers, fried calamari, cake, coffee, wine and more.
Saturdays and Sundays
The popular Long Island City flea market LIC Flea & Food is opened on weekends at the outdoor lot by the waterfront at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Items for sale at the market include food and drinks, collectibles, antiques, arts and crafts, fashion and more. The market recently launched the LIC Flea Beer Garden with outdoor seating set up along the basin in the back of the market with views of the Manhattan skyline. Only artisanal beer made by Queens breweries will be served, along with wine.
Through Nov. 1
The Queens Botanical Garden is hosting an exhibit about its past and explains the impact that the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs left on the garden. The exhibit includes material from the garden’s archives and includes photographs from that era. It is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Visitor and Administration Building Gallery at 43-50 Main St. through Nov. 1. A multimedia exhibit about the World’s Fairs, which focuses on the Port Authority’s role in bringing trade to the city, is on view at the auditorium lobby. Entry for both is included in the garden admission.