Saturday, Aug. 16
Participate in a family game day in Woodhaven, where children of all ages and their families are invited to enjoy Queens Library’s many board games. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and takes place at 85-41 Forest Parkway.
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo will host his sixth Veterans Barbeque in which veterans and their families can gather and indulge in hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and other barbeque staples cooked up by a local volunteer, all while enjoying live music. The barbeque will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on the corner of 102nd St. and 160th Ave. For more information, contact Ms. Pat McCabe in Addabbo’s Howard Beach office, 710-738-1111.
Queens Library presents the film screening of “On My Own,” a documentary focused on the stigma of single motherhood, followed by a discussion. The screening will take place at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. For more information, call 718-990-0778.
Sunday, Aug. 17
Queens Botanical Garden will have a craft table at The Shops at Skyview Center, where they will be making a flower and leaf press to preserve flowers and leaves before summer ends. The crafts will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing.
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.
MoMA PS1 presents “Warm Up 2014” from June 28 to September 6 every Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. Doors open at noon and there will be outdoor music concerts by local and international experimental DJs. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of. The event takes place rain or shine and at the MoMA PS1 courtyard.
The LIC Flea and Kaufman Astoria Studios have partnered up to bring the city’s first-ever backlot market called Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios. The new market will launch Sunday, May 4, and bring the community the best in food vendors, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion and much more. The Astoria Flea will be located in the studio’s outdoor lot, the first of its kind in New York City, which opened up in December at 36th Street and 35th Avenue, and will operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Through August 31
The Noguchi Museum has an exhibition on view of Noguchi’s work from archaic times to modern times. The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.