Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5
There will be nonstop excitement and entertainment with Zabo the Clown on July 4 and Champu the Magician on July 5 at “Magic and Circus Show” at Forest Park Drive off Woodhaven Boulevard. The event on July 4 starts at 2 p.m. and the event on July 5 starts at 4 p.m. The event is free and there is a carousel at Forest Park. Tickets for the carousel are $3 for one ticket, $5 for two tickets and $23 for 10 tickets. Groups of 10 or more are $2.25 per rider.
Through Sunday, July 6
Our Valued Commodity’s second annual carnival, the Independence Weekend Carnival Explosion, will feature rides, games, food, live entertainment and a fireworks show. The fireworks show will take place on July 5 at 9 p.m. Admission is free and the carnival is located at the Padavan-Preller Field at 236-02 Hillside Ave. The carnival will run from July 3 to 6 and is from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Resorts World Casino will be holding a July Fourth fireworks viewing event at Bar360 and on their sixth floor parking lot at 74-110 Rockaway Blvd. beginning at 7 p.m. The sixth floor parking lot is the perfect viewing spot for the Independence Day fireworks.
Saturday, July 5
Summer on the Green: Two concerts, children’s entertainment and fireworks kick off a season of events at The Shops at Atlas Park. Bring the whole family and enjoy the fresh air and the fun! Admission is free and the shops are located at 80-00 Cooper Ave. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m.
Paint, cut and imagine at “Corona Loves Art” every first Saturday of the month through September. The event is free and there will be art-making workshops for interested individuals. This season, the Corona Plaza program will explore the artistry of marionettes, collage and sculpture. The location is at Corona Plaza, 103rd Street and Roosevelt Ave.
Our Valued Commodity’s Independence Weekend Carnival Explosion fireworks: See Friday, July 4.
Sunday, July 6
Friends and neighbors are invited for free admission and a variety of programs, including an open studio, a public tour, and a special conversation focusing on a single work of art at the Noguchi Museum for Community Day at 4-01 33rd Rd. The event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m and the open studio will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friends of Community Board 1 Street Fair is from noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 718-728-7820 or visit www.centralastoria.org. The street fair is located at 30th Avenue between 29th and Steinway streets.
Join hundreds of bikers for a fun-filled, family-friendly, 20-mile bike tour to highlight various Queens neighborhoods like Flushing, Murray Hill, Beechurst and Whitestone at the seventh annual Tour de Queens. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for Transportation Alternatives members. The tour starts at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 9:30 a.m. To register visit, click here.
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.