Saturday, July 12
Do you quilt, sew or just love fabric and textiles? Or would you like to learn? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing in “Open Sew at the Castle.” The event is co-sponsored by Queens Sewing Social. Admission is $8 for Bayside Historical Society (BHS) members and $10 for non-BHS members. The event is located at Fort Totten Park, 208 Totten Avenue and is from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Church of the Resurrection will be having a mini summer treasure and book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 13. There will be house wares, books, DVDs, VHS tapes, small appliances, toys, household items, one-of-a-kind items and much more for sale. Beverages are available and the Church is located at 85-09 118 Street. For more information call 718-847-2649.
Parashat Club at Rego Park Jewish Center will meet at 12:30 p.m. after Shabbat services to discuss Parashat Pinchas with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. Light bites will be served, the event is free, and all are welcome. The Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., between 64th and 65th roads.
“Shabbat Afternoons” play Mahjong, Bridge, Canasta, Scrabble or your favorite game from 5 to 8 p.m. at Congregation L’Dor V’Dor. There will be snacks, a light meal and the Kedusha of Shabbat. Mincha/Maariv/Havdalah services are at 8 p.m. Please RSVP at 718-224-0404. The Congregation is located at 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy.
Holy Family Church, located in Flushing, will present a defensive driving course sponsored by the National Safety Council from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will receive a mandatory insurance premium reduction and their violation point total will be reduced. For information and registration call 631-360-9720. Admission is $45.
Sunday, July 13
Come attend dance lessons at Flushing Town Hall’s garden as part of their free summer concert series on Sunday, July 13. Lessons start at 1 p.m. and concerts begin at 2 p.m. This Sunday’s dance lesson will center on Soul Party, old-school R&B. Soul Party weaves through the old-school rhythm and blues music that set the tone in America during the turbulent changes of the 1960s, featuring popular songs of Junior Walker & The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bill Withers and Johnnie Taylor. Rain location and the Young Dancemakers program will be in our theatre. Event is free. The Hall is located at 137-45 Northern Blvd.
Rego Park Jewish Center will be having a singles social and dance for singles 45+ from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be refreshments and music by DJ Andrew Forman. For more information please call 718-459-1000 or email email@example.com. The dance is $10 per person and the Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., between 64th and 65th roads.
St. Raphael’s Church will be hosting a Sunday outdoor flea market (it will be held indoors if it rains) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A 10-foot spot costs $30. For more information please call 718-729-8957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks are made payable to St. Raphael Church. The Church is located on 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. at the LIE.
Join the Queens Historical Society for “A Taste of Germany.” As part of the Society’s World’s Fair programming for their newest exhibition, “Remembering Yesterday: Queens & Its World’s Fairs,” they are hosting four tasting events: Germany, Italy, Poland and Ireland. At each tasting, you’ll get a sampling of the food, music and culture to get an experience similar to walking through a World’s Fair pavilion. To purchase tickets online in advance for “A Taste of Germany,”click here. Tickets are $15 each and include admission to Kingsland, food and beverage. To mail the Society a check, please call them first to make sure there are tickets still available. The last day to buy tickets in advance is the Wednesday before each event. Tickets will be sold the day of the event for $20 if available. There are no refunds and if you have any further questions please call 718-939-0647 ext. 17. The event is located at 143-35 37th Ave.
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.