Gear up and get moving! Bike aficionados can participate in the first annual “Loop,” a 20-mile bike ride on Saturday, July 26. Kicking off at the NYFAC building, 164-14 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach, the route will take riders over three bridges in two boroughs and back to NYFAC.
Teen rock duo VESSIO will be performing at Queens Theatre in the Park from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, in support of their upcoming self-titled debut album.
Take a trip back in time and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park by riding vintage subway cars like the “Redbirds” and “Bluebirds” to popular summer destinations like Mets-Willets Point. The event, “Nostalgia Ride: Peace Through Understanding,” will begin at 11 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 8.
In an effort to help find homes for hundreds of loving pets, the Queens no-kill adoption center, Bobbi & the Strays, in partnership with Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days, will participate in the biggest free adoption event in the country this Saturday.
Train enthusiasts should head over to the Queens Botanical Gardens this weekend for a World’s Fair Train Show. Among plenty of displays, a fully working “G” scale model train will be meandering throughout the Garden.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy is holding its fourth annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend on May 17 and May 18. Culturally important religious institutions open their doors to the public and introduce people to remarkable art and architecture they would not normally have the opportunity to explore.
Writer/performer Trav S.D. wll give a talk at the Greater Astoria Historical Society at 1:30 p.m. called “Anarchy in Astoria: The Making of the Marx Brothers’ First Two Movies” as a part of the citywide Marx Brothers festival, Marxfest.
Sunday, April 27 The About Boating Safety class will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors at Fort Totten in Bayside. The class runs from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The fee is $75, with learning materials included. Pre-registration is required for driving a car on the base at Fort Totten. For information [...]
Queens Botanical Garden is holding an Egg-stravaganza. All children are invited and their parents are encouraged to pre-register for one of two sessions of “egg-cellent” fun. Space is limited to the first 500 children per session.
The popular Long Island City flea market LIC Flea & Food will celebrate its grand opening for the season on Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, at the same outdoor lot by the waterfront at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue. Items for sale at the market include food and drinks, collectibles, antiques, arts and crafts, fashion and more.