Bring out your inner creator, enjoy live music in Corona, dive into Oktoberfest in Flushing and do more at these events around Queens.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Creators of all ages will be returning for their fourth year to show off their inventions at the World Maker Faire. More than 650 creators will be exhibiting anything from origami earrings to a battery-free universal remote. Learn DIY projects to try at home while talking with head representatives from NASA. Admission is $30, seniors $25, students $20, children 2 to 17 $15, children under 2 free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27. The New York Hall of Science at 47-01 111th St. in Corona. For more information call 800-998-9938 or visit www.makerfaire.com
Celebrate the Jamaica Performing Arts Center’s sixth year hosting the Making Moves Dance Festival. Enjoy a two-part showcase, including outdoor and main stage original presentations. The outdoor presentation is free at 2 p.m. The evening showcase is at 7 p.m. $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, $10 Jamaica Arts Center members. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.
Experience the rhythmic workshop of Haitian master drummer Oneza Lafontant. Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle on the Rada and Petwo drums, then enjoy a jam session with the entire group. No experience is necessary. Space is limited to 20 participants. Call to reserve your drum. 7 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall’s garden. 137-35 Northern Blvd. in Flushing. For more information, call 718-463-7700 ext. 222.
Ridgewood Social needs your help restoring Rosemary’s playground. Volunteers are welcome to help clean the park, paint benches, plant flowers and bake goods for the bake sale. Be sure to come dressed in clothes you can get dirty. Free. 10 a.m. at Rosemary’s Playground. 7-51 Woodward Ave. in Ridgewood. If you would like to donate baked goods or for more information visit www.facebook.com/LetsFixRosemarysPlayground/.
Join Queens Library in a meet-and-greet with the author of “Stealing Fire: A Memoir of a Boyhood in the Shadow of Atomic Espionage.” Listen to Professor Boria Sax discuss writing his memoir of living in the world of espionage. Free. 2:30 p.m. 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills. For more information, call 718-268-7934.
!Oye Corona! Visit the Corona Plaza to enjoy live music, art workshops, dance performances and storytelling. Learn about indigenous Mexican culture and the connection it has to our communities today. The event is free. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Queens Museum 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Corona.
Sunday, Sept. 27
Dive into Oktoberfest with the Voelker Orth Museum’s Grandma’s Kimchi dish workshop. Learn the savory variations of one of Korea’s most desired cuisines. The vegetable dish made with cabbage pickled in a brine of ginger, garlic, scallions and chili pepper will be shared with you by some local home cooks who will put their own spin on the traditional dish. Begins at 2 p.m. The suggested donation is $3. 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing. For more information, visit www.vomuseum.org
The Happy Hedgehog Band is inviting you to read this tale by Martin Waddell and make your own music in their marching band. Enjoy live animals, crafts, and a nature walk. Register your children at www.alleypond.com. 5 to 6 p.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
The Kew Gardens Council for Recreation and the Arts Incorporated presents Kew Gardens Community Arts Day, “The Diversity of Queens Artists.” Local artists organized a diverse mix of fine art, painters, photographers, glassmakers, potters, jewelry artists, illustrators and fiber artists. Listen to Kew Gardens Musicians at an outdoor show while you watch sidewalk chalk artists transform Queens Concrete into an art piece. Free. 11a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kew Gardens Cinemas Park, Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens. For more info call 917-881-3358 or visit http://www.kewgardensarts.com/kew-gardens-community-arts-day/.
Maspeth Federal invites you to come out for their 14th annual Maspeth Classic Car Show. The show presents anything from vintage cars to trucks and four-by-fours. All proceeds will go to Maspeth Town Hall. Car entries should arrive at 10 a.m. The show begins 11 a.m. Free to spectators. Maspeth Federal Savings Parking Lot at 69th Street off Grand Avenue in Maspeth. For more information call 718-335-1300.
Monday, Sept. 28
Learn how to protect yourself as a tenant or a landlord in a workshop presented by Central Astoria Local Development Coalition. Open to the public, the workshop will provide housing advice and assistance including the responsibilities of tenants and landlords. Learn about the basic rights of tenants, rent increases, rent surcharges and complaint forms and procedures. 6 p.m. at Queens Library 14-01 Astoria Blvd. in Astoria. For more information visit www.centralastoria.org/events/.
Combine the intensity of an aerobic workout with the fun of a belly dancing class in a belly-cise class taught by instructor Cashel Campbell. Good for all levels. 6 p.m. at Queens Library 98-27 Metropolitan Ave. in North Forest Park. For more information, call 718-539-2330.
Bring your children out for Mother Goose time at the Queens Library. Get the opportunity to have stories read to your kids ages 19 months to 3. Free. 11 a.m. at Queens Library, 20-12 Madison St. For more information call 718-821-4770.
Tuesday, Sept. 29
The Queens Historical Society is opening a new exhibition dedicated to women who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens. The showcase, entitled Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens, features six women of diverse fields and backgrounds including Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Cost is $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for Queens Historical Society members. The exhibition repeats Sundays, Tuesdays and Saturdays through May 31. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kingsland Homestead in Margaret I. Carman Green Weeping Beach 143-35 37th Ave. in Flushing. For more information call 718-939-0647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ridgewood Savings Bank presents a workshop on how to buy your first home. Bank representatives, mortgage consultants and a licensed architect will be present to take you through the process from cost analysis to what criteria to consider when choosing the right home. Learn what the do’s and don’ts are when filing the mortgage application preparing for closing. Free. 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Ridgewood Savings Bank, 7102 Forest Ave., Ridgewood. Limited seating available. To reserve a seat, call 718-240-4818.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Reliable Power Alternatives Corporation and Direct Energy have teamed up with the Long Island City Partnership to teach clients how to lower their energy bills while managing their budget and risk profile. They welcome their clients to meet with staff members at Shi Restaurant for a happy hour and introduction. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 4720 Center Blvd. in Long Island City.
Shake those hips and join a high-octane Zumba workout in Little Bay Park. This exercise blends multiple dance movements from all around the world. Free. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Cross Island Parkway between Utopia Parkway and Totten Avenue, Bayside. Groups will meet at the hockey rink. For more information, call 718-352-4794 ext. 302.