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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Queens Library

Spend the rest of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and beyond shopping local, appreciating the art of opera, finding the perfect Christmas tree and more at these events in Queens.

Saturday, Nov. 29

The Queens Historical Society is hosting New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop. This workshop will deal with issues related to immigration as appropriate for children. Karyn Balan will guide the children and the adults accompanying them through Eve Bunting’s book “One Green Apple.” The book tells the story of Farah, a Muslim girl who feels isolated in her new school in the U.S. till she and her classmates go on a field trip to an apple orchard. The hour-long event begins at 1 p.m. and is free. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave. For more information, call 718-939-0647 or email moony@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Sunnyside Shines BID is hosting an hour-long event to kick off Small Business Saturday, the annual event held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage shoppers to patronize local businesses instead of big box retailers for the holidays. During this kick-off event, businesses and BID members will have free giveaways (while supplies last) and distribute copies of the Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide, which lists 22 local businesses. Sunnyside Social Club performs. Free. 12 p.m. Bliss Plaza, 46th Street and Queens Boulevard.

Children between the ages of 4 and 8 are welcome to join the Junior SMART Club program. This program focuses on science, math, art, reading and technology. Children will work in groups and play games to enhance their understanding of these fields. This program will take place at the Queens Library in Long Island City from 2 to 3 p.m. It is a recurring program and you can visit www.queenslibrary.org to find additional dates. Registration is not required. 37-44 21st St.

The Queens Library in Flushing is hosting a discussion on Peking and Kun Opera from 2 to 4:30 p.m. as part of its 8th Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival Lecture Series. The discussion will see two speakers: Jianguo Zhang, president of the China National Peking Opera Company, Troupe III and performer at the Xi School of Peking Opera; and Ling Yang, a Peking and Kun Opera performer in New York. Registration is not required. The discussion will take place in Chinese. 41-17 Main St.

The two-day Irish Chocktaw Thanksgiving festival begins today, and the Queens Museum is screening a series of films honoring the two communities. All screenings are free and open to all, no reservations required. The schedule is as follows: 12:30 p.m.: “Chocktaw Code Talkers” tells the story of Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces who used their native language during World War I and set a precedent for code talking. 3 p.m.: “Return to the Sea” follows the trials of a Irish-speaking community on the island of Inish Bofin. 4:30 p.m.: “A Pearl of Great Price” is a documentary by Irish American Scott Winters about the time he and his three friends went to Haiti after the earthquake to help out. Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Sunday, Nov. 30

The Museum of the Moving Image is screening “Mr. Turner,” a movie directed by British director Mike Leigh and starring Timothy Spall. Leigh will be present at the screening to discuss the film at a live event. “Mr. Turner” tells the story of the eccentric British artist J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) who is now considered to be one of the great British watercolor landscape painters. The event begins at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25/ $15 members at the Film Lover, Dual, and Family levels/free for Silver Screen members and above. Book tickets at movingimage.us.

Children can have fun while learning physics at this Little Makers workshop at the New York Hall of Science. The workshop will help participating children build a toy train out of recycled materials. It is open for children who are 18 months or older, but registration is recommended. Admission costs $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission/ $5 per member family. Book at nysci.org. Event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 47-01 111th St.

The two-day Irish Chocktaw Thanksgiving festival ends today. The Queens Museum is screening a series of films honoring the two communities. All screenings are free and open to all, no reservations required. The schedule is as follows: 12:30 p.m.: “Chocktaw Code Talkers” tells the story of Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces who used their Native language during World War I and set a precedent for code talking. 3:30 p.m.: “The Native” follows Paddy, a middle-aged Irish American and Duffy, a taxi driver as they drive around Belfast. 4 p.m.: “A Place at the Table” deals with food insecurity and follows three families who are struggling to put food on the table. Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Monday, Dec. 1

It’s tree time! Christmas trees go on sale starting today at the Queens County Farm Museum. Also on sale will be evergreen wreaths, poinsettias, amaryllis and paperwhites – all of various sizes. The sale is on till Dec. 24. All proceeds benefit the Farm Museum, which is owned by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 718-347-3276 for more information. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway.

If you are hoping to get jewelry as gifts this holiday season, you may want a place to keep them. Learn to make your own jewelry box at this crafts workshop for adults. Instructor Phyllis Ger will demonstrate how you can use materials you might have otherwise trashed to make beautiful boxes in various shapes at the Queens Library’s Glendale location. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required as space is limited to 15 members. Register online at www.queenslibrary.org or by calling 718-821-4980. 1 to 2:30 p.m. 78-60 73rd Place.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

The holidays are around the corner and it’s time to light up our streets. Sunnyside Shines, Sunnyside Drum Corps and community members are coming together for the 2014 holiday lighting ceremony. Join them from 6:30 p.m. at Greenpoint Avenue between 45th St. and 46th St.

Get fit with moves from Latin dances. Instructor Miriam Acevedo will demonstrate merengue, salsa, cha cha, cumbia and reggaeton moves which, when combined into a workout, will help you feel more energetic. Space is limited, so preregistration is required for each session. You can do so by calling the Queens Library’s Richmond Hill branch at 718-849-7150 or by visiting www.queenslibrary.org. The hour-long session begins at 5:30 p.m. 118-14 Hillside Ave.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

The Monthly Jazz Clinic takes place at the Flushing Town Hall from 5 p.m. It is open to high school students and up. The clinic is conducted by the Queens Jazz OverGround. Members of the band will demonstrate jazz arrangements. Drum set, keyboard, bass amp and music stands will be provided. The clinic is followed by the Monthly Jazz Jam at 7 p.m. If you play jazz, you can jam with the band, and if you don’t play, you can just watch and listen. Tickets: $10 for general admission to the Jam/free for performers. The clinic admission is free.

The Queens Museum is screening the classic film “Trail of the Lonesome Pine” (1936), directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Henry Fonda. The screening is part of the museum’s Senior Film Series with Mark Ethan Toporek, which explores how communities influence the shaping of individual identities. “Trail of the Lonesome Pine” tells the story of two families whose enmity for each other is heightened when the railroad arrives at their village. The screening is held at the second floor theater and is free with museum admission. Open to the general public. Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Artists from Materials For The Arts, a unit of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, are organizing a workshop for adults that will demonstrate how to make sculptures and other gifts from reusable materials such as wire, plastic, paper scraps and more. The MFTA will donate the materials, and participants can take their artwork home. No prior experience is necessary. The workshop is free and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP by registering for the event at Eventbrite or by emailing delicia.davis@parks.nyc.gov. For more information, call 718-349-0444. Arrow Field House, 35-30 35th St.

Go to the Q.E.D. – A Place to Show & Tell for a night of poetry creation and reading. The Poetry Open Mic & Show – The Risk of Discovery Reading Series begins at 8 p.m. with a workshop led by Micah Zevin. Those who attend will be given prompts from which they can create their own poems. After the workshop, they can either read the poem they just wrote or any of their other earlier pieces for 3 minutes at the open mic. Participation is free. 27-16 23rd Ave.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Disaster can strike any time and it’s best to be prepared. The American Red Cross will show you how at a session in the Queens Library in South Hollis from 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Representatives from the association will guide participants through the preparations and responses that are vital to tackle man-made and natural disasters. They will also take participants through the recovery process. Registration is not required. 204-01 Hollis Avenue.

The Queens Library in Long Island City has a special gift for its patrons in this holiday season. The library’s in-house photographer will take your photograph with your family in front of a green screen, add a unique background and email it to you for free. All you have to do is sign a photo release. This friends and family portrait session is a recurring event. Check www.queenslibrary.org for additional dates and times. Registration is not required. 3 to 4 p.m. 37-44 21st St.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Listen to the sounds of Motown, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, attend a bake sale and do more at these events around the borough this weekend.

Saturday, Oct. 11

Attend the “Summer Movie Double Feature: an Evening of Laughs and Action” at the Immaculate Conception Lower Church from 3 to 7:30 p.m. “The Lego Movie” will be shown at 3 p.m. followed by “Thor: The Dark World” at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and there will be snacks and beverages for sale. Raffles and prizes are for the whole family. The church is located at 21-47 29th St. For more information,  click here.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church will hold a rummage sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is plenty of free parking. The sale will be held at the Parish Hall at 35th Avenue and 210th Street. Call Steve at 718-224-3052 for more information.

The Queens Pride Lions Club celebrates National Coming Out Day on Saturday, Oct. 11, with this “Coming Out Day Expo,” which features various local organizations offering support and services for the queer community. The Pride House is located at 76-11 37th Ave. Please call 718-429-5309 for more information. The expo starts at 3 p.m.

Don’t miss the Grammy-nominated, platinum album-selling artist Eddie Money perform hits like “Take Me Home Tonight” and more at the Resorts World Casino. Tickets are $25 to $75. The event starts at 9 p.m. The casino is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

The “Fall Festival and Touch & Truck” event at the Cross Island YMCA gives kids a chance to encounter working trucks and vehicles they see in everyday life up close and personal. Visitors can climb inside, touch and explore the vehicles. The festival also offers families a day of fun, food and entertainment with activities such as pumpkin picking, a rock wall, a bounce house, face painting and more. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and $5 for each additional child. Day-of tickets are $15 and $5 for each child. Adults over 18 and children under 6 months are free. The festival is located at 238-10 Hillside Ave. Visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland/pages/tat#ticket to purchase tickets. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Church of the Resurrection will be having its “Autumn Treasure, Bake & Book Sale” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, on Sunday. There will be used clothing, household items, one-of-a-kind items and much more to be sold. Homemade baked goods, snacks and lunch will be available. For more information please call 718-847-2649. The church is located at 85-09 118th St.

Sunday, Oct. 12

The “Rockspot Bike Tour” is an interactive tour that allows participants to explore select sites of environmental and historical significance along the Rockaway Peninsula. The tour will depart from Jacob Riis Bathhouse and travel through Gateway National Park to explore the west end of the Rockaway Peninsula. Admission is free. Visit www.rwalliance.org/rwa/events or call 718-327-5919 for more information. The tour is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church will hold a rummage sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is plenty of free parking. The sale will be located at the Parish Hall at 35th Avenue and 210 Street. Call Steve at 718-224-3052 for more information.

“The 5 Kings of Motown,” the popular Vegas show that plays tribute to the famous Motown sound, will be performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Nat Evans, who toured extensively with David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Dennis Edwards, stars in this tribute. Orchestra seats are $42 each while rear orchestra and mezzanine tickets are $35 each. The center is located at 222-05 56th Ave. The box office number is 718-631-6311.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the music, dance and food of Peru, Argentina and Puerto Rico at the Queens Library’s Jackson Heights Branch. Participants are welcome to sample the food prepared on a first-come, first-served basis. The library is located at 35-51 81 St. For more information please call 718-899-2500. The event starts at 4 p.m.

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Charmainezoe via Flickr

Tour a historic theatre, expand your musical tastes, celebrate the Harvest Moon and do more at these events around the borough this weekend.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Come out to the Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd. today to hear M.A.K.U. Sound System, an immigrant band whose music has hints of Colombian folklore, psychedelic rock, and jazz and Caribbean grooves. Bringing your dancing shoes is suggested! Admission is $15, $12 for Town Hall Members and $10 for students. Call 718-463-7700 or visit www.flushingtownhall.org to purchase tickets and for more information. The dance party concert starts at 8 p.m.

A bus trip to Mount Airy Lodge and Casino, sponsored by the American Legion Continental Post 1424, will depart at 9 a.m. today from 107-15 Metropolitan Ave. and will return at approximately 7:30 p.m. at Heros & Salads back at the Continental Post. The trip costs $45 per person, with $25 in slot play and a $10 food coupon. For more information please call Tom Long at 718-704-4197.

The Church of the Resurrection will be having their annual “Blessing of the Pets” at 11 a.m. today. There will be a blessing and thankfulness of God’s creatures in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. All pets are welcome and there will be snacks and refreshments after the service for all the pets and their escorts. For more information please call 718-847-2649. The church is located at 85-09 118th St.

Tour the historic and opulent Loew’s Valencia Theatre at 11:30 a.m. in Jamaica. The Loew’s Valencia opened in 1929 and was the first of the Loew’s movie house “Wonder Theatres.” The theatre is designed in Spanish Colonial and pre-Columbian styles. Admission is $30 for Friends of the Historic Districts Council and $40 for the general public. Space is limited. Go on www.hdc.org/featured/secret-lives-tour-loews-valencia-theatre or call 212-614-9107 to purchase tickets. Meeting place and further details will be emailed to those registered.

The Ayazamana Cultural Center is seeking male and female dancers ages 13 and up to be part of a premier Ecuadorian dance group. The dance group performs in theaters, universities, schools, parades, festivals and other venues. Artistic director Jose Rivera began his career in Quito, Ecuador, and has over 25 years of experience. No prior experience is necessary but you must be willing to learn. The casting call is from 5 to 7 p.m. at 80-20 Roosevelt Ave. For more information and to sign up call 646-229-5867.

Sunday, Oct. 5

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus Polish meat and bake sale today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parish Hall at 35th Avenue and 210th Street. There will be plenty of free parking and vendors are wanted. Call Steve at 718-224-3052 for more information.

Listen to 10-year-old composer and pianist Huang Tiange as he performs three Mozart sonatas and his Xinjiang Suite at Flushing Town Hall today at 3 p.m. The reception will follow the concert. Tickets are $15/$12 for Town Hall members and $10 for students. The Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.

SculptureCenter is celebrating the opening of its newly renovated and expanded facility and the inaugural exhibition “Puddle, Pothole, Portal.” The event is from noon to 5 p.m. and the opening reception is located at Sculpture Street (Purves Street) at the intersection of Jackson and 43rd avenues.

Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s beautiful garden with master drummers from Brazil. Begin with workshops led by Afro-Brazilian master drummer Popo, then jam with the entire group under the Harvest Moon. All are welcome from beginners to professionals. Space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets are $25 or $20 for Town Hall members. The show starts at 7 p.m. and drums will be provided. Call 718-463-7700 x222 to reserve your drum.

The St. Raphael’s Church on 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. will host an outdoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ten-foot spots cost $30. For more information, please call 718-729-8957 or email straphaelrectory@yahoo.com. Checks are made payable to St. Raphael Church.

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Lamont Dottin Foundation

Walk for a cause, attend a fall festival, enjoy the arts and more at these events around the borough this weekend.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Queens Cancer Walk, benefiting SHAREing & CAREing, an organization dedicated in serving the needs of cancer survivors including women and men of all ages throughout New York City. On-site walk registration begins at noon and the walk kick-off ceremony is at 1 p.m. The recommended adult donation is $15 and children under 12 are FREE. For more information and support, contact www.shareingandcareing.catseyedevelopment.com or 718-777-5766.

Nearly one million people are reported missing a year. Come attend the Missing Persons Walk-of-Hope from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rally point is at Rufus King Park at 89th Avenue. The walk will end at Blanche Memorial Church at 109-74 Sutphin Blvd. Walk to commemorate children and adults who have gone missing and those who have been found. Walk to give hope nationwide. Walk to break the silence. Go on www.lamontdottinfoundation.org/cause or contact Arnita Fowler at 844-533-4673 for more information.

Celebrate Bayside Day’s 100th anniversary with a vintage auto parade, beer and wine garden and games. The event is at the Bayside Historical Society at 208 Totten Ave. The celebration is from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring your own bike to decorate and enter the velocipede parade! The event will be held rain or shine. Parking is available within Fort Totten on designated streets.

Enjoy the beautiful Onderdonk House and gardens with your friends. The event, “Picnic Days,” includes grills and picnic tables, plus tours of the historic grounds. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. The event is first-come, first-served because five grills are available. The location is at 1820 Flushing Ave. and groups are limited to eight to ten individuals. You supply the charcoal and all food and supplies. You can bring additional chairs, tables, blankets, portable grills, umbrellas and pop-up shelters. Do not break alcohol.

Queens Theatre is pleased to present the Tony-nominated play “Say Goodnight Gracie,” starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes and directed by Michael White. The theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South and the event is on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28.  The event runs from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Join Holmes, Safier and Moderator WABC’s Sandy Kenyon for a talkback after the 3 p.m. performance on Sunday. Tickets are from $25 to $42 and are available at www.queenstheatre.org. For more information, please call the box office at 718-760-0064 or email boxoffice@queenstheatre.org.

Ready to dance? Attend “Legends of Hip-Hop Vol. II–featuring Fatman Scoop, Coolio, Rob Base, Chubb Rock, Chingy and more” at the Resorts World Casino. The dance concert starts at 9 p.m. and there is limited seating available. You have to be 21 and older to attend and there will be no refunds or exchanges. Performers are subject to change and an ID is required for alcohol purchase. Everyone must enter through a security scanner and no video is allowed. Outside food or drinks and smoking are prohibited. The casino is at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Admission is $125 for VIP tickets and $30 for advanced tickets.

Join a panel discussion on “Climate Wars: Propaganda, Debate, and the Propaganda of Debate.” Panelists include Stuart Ewen, Michael Mann and James Hoggan. The discussion is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The panelists will discuss the different strategies that mislead the public about climate change, including denialism, advertising and public relations. The discussion is held at the Queens Museum at the New York City Building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Oktoberfest is an old tradition, welcoming guests and sharing in the season’s bounty. This year starts a new tradition at the Voelker-Orth Museum: German American homestyle cuisine will be served alongside a sampling of Korean-American dishes. David Block will be performing toe-tapping tunes. Admission is $30 and $25 for museum members. In the event of rain, the program moves indoors. The museum is at 149-19 38th Ave., and the event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit www.vomuseum.org for more information.

Hear Larry Chance and The Earls, Lenny Cocco and The Chimes, The Chiffons and The Jarmels in “See You in September Oldies Concert” today at 7:30 p.m. at the Queensborough Community College. Tickets are $45 and $50 each, and the college is located at 222-05 56th Ave. For tickets and information, please call 718-423-8394. Tickets are final sale and there are no refunds or exchanges. Performers are subject to change without notice.

 Sunday, Sept. 28

Come attend the Shop Forest Hills Fall Festival at Austin Street from 69th Road to 72nd Road. The festival is from noon to 6 p.m. The event draws upwards of 60,000 people who come to Forest Hills to enjoy shopping, arts and crafts, children’s theater, cultural performances and dancing. There will be various local businesses selling merchandise and promotional materials. Go on www.foresthillschamber.org for more information.

“Open Studio for Young Adults with Autism” is for individuals between the ages of 17 and 25. Participants work with educators who will mentor them, build on their skills and interests and will encourage the exploration of new modalities and media for expression. Registration is required and based on availability. Register with Mitra Dejkameh through mitra@queensmuseum.org or leave a message at 718-592-9700 ext. 136. The event is from noon to 12:45 p.m. and the museum is at the New York City Building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Saturdays and Sundays

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. This Saturday, the market will debut the LIC Flea Beer Garden with outdoor seating set up along the basin in the back of the market with views of the Manhattan skyline. Only artisanal beer made by Queens breweries will be served, along with wine.

Through Nov. 1

The Queens Botanical Garden is hosting an exhibit about its past and explains the impact that the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs left on the garden. The exhibit includes material from the garden’s archives and includes photographs from that era. It is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Visitor and Administration Building Gallery at 43-50 Main St. through Nov. 1. A multimedia exhibit about the World’s Fairs, which focuses on the Port Authority’s role in bringing trade to the city, is on view at the auditorium lobby. Entry for both is included in the garden admission.

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Saturday, August 2

A national safety council defensive driving class will take place in Emanuel Church located on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call the church at 718-849-1153 and leave your name and telephone number. Admission is $35. Breakfast and snacks will be supplied but please bring your own lunch.

3D’s Aftercare Inc. will be celebrating their first anniversary with a back-to-school giveaway from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 153-40 Rockaway Blvd. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to the first 100 children, accompanied by an adult, on a first-come-first-served basis. Come out and join in on some family fun. There will be face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, food/drinks, afterschool registration, raffles and giveaways.

Enjoy the free outdoor “14th Annual Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Concert” from 2 to 7 p.m. Presenting Dixieland and swing-era jazz, the concert is located under the Sunnyside arch at 46th Street and Queens Boulevard. Performers include The Sunnyside Drum Corp., Pendulum Swings, Sunnyside Social Club, Big Apple Lindy-Hoppers and The Sunnyside Wolverines featuring Linda Ipanema and Carol Sudhalter. There is a special 1920s costume contest with prizes. For more information please contact Paul Maringelli at 646-416-4059.

Listen to “Sinkane + Takuya Kuroda” at The Lot LIC at 43-15 Crescent St. between 43rd Avenue and 44th Road. Sudan-born multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab—alias Sinkane—is kicking off a new concert series with trumpeter-composer and recent Blue Note signee Takuya Kuroda. The concert starts at 4 p.m and admission is free.

The St. Mel’s RC Church of 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 totals will be reduced. For more information and registration call 631-360-9730. Admission is $45. The church is located at 2614 154th St.

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of “A Cause A Concern A Solution Network Inc.” at the “Annual Back to School Giveaway & Family Fun Day” at Baisley Pond Park. The event is free but registration is required for the school supply giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be performances by Cloza & Forever and Ms. DJ Royale & Team will engineer the sounds. Activities include face painting, balloon animal designs, cotton candy, food and refreshments, entertainment resource tables and bouncy rides. Minnie the Clown will also be there. An adult must accompany children between the ages of 4 to 12. Armbands distributed while supplies last. Interested volunteers please contact ACACAS at 917-349-1704 or the KDS Foundation at 516-642-1276. The park is located at Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard.

 Sunday, August 3

Bright colors, transparency and light: this is what glass painting is all about. Spend some playful time together making a colorful sun-catcher! The class will introduce you to the basics of glass painting. You will learn how to trace a design, color it with transparent, water-based paints and make a shiny and joyful decoration to hang at the window. Reservations are required. Please call 718-352-1548 to reserve a spot. Admission is $25 and the event is located at the Bayside Historical Society at 208 Totten Ave.

St. Raphael’s Church on 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. will host an outdoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ten-foot spots cost $30 and checks are made payable to St. Raphael Church. For more information, please call 718-729-8597 or email straphaelrectory@yahoo.com. In the event of rain, the flea market will be held indoors.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-05 and The Douglaston Club invite you to learn about boating safety from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Take this course to teach your children proper respect for good seamanship, to secure a jet ski operator’s license, possible reduction on boat insurance and upon successful completion of the course, the required certificate will be issued to the participant. The event is open to the general public and admission is $60. Admission includes books, lunch and light refreshments. Pre-registration and payment required prior to class session. Contact Rudy Bier at 516-541-3211 or WRBier@optonline.net for more information. Make the check payable to “U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary” and mail the check to 321 North Hickory St. The Douglaston Club is located at 600 West Dr.

Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, “One Note at a Time” proudly presents the first annual “Astoria Rocks for St. Jude Kids” on Sunday, August 3. There will be live musical performances by Deemohaus, DarkStar, SPITFIRE & Acoustic Soul Rebels. There is a minimum donation of $35 and it includes an open buffet (cash bar) courtesy of Platinum Venue Sponsor CAVO. The event is from 3 to 9 p.m. and is located at 42-18 31st Ave. For further information and ticket sales please contact 516-644-3992 or visit www.stjude.org/astoriarocksforstjude. Doors open at 3 p.m. and valet parking is available.

Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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.

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Saturday, July 26

Emanuel United Church of Christ located on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please leave your name on the church phone at 718-849-1153 so they have an idea of how many attendees to expect.

Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish is hosting a giant indoor rummage sale July 26 and August 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 27 and August 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New and used items plus collectibles will be sold. For more information call 718-847-1353. Donated items to the sale may be dropped off from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The church is located at Jamaica Avenue and 88th Street.

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan’s office will hold Saturday office hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help residents apply for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE). On July 1, the household income for the SCRIE will rise from $29,000 to $50,000. To qualify on or after July 1 you must be at least 62 years old, rent an apartment that is rent controlled, rent stabilized or hotel stabilized, have a combined household income that is $50,000 or less and rent an apartment that costs more than one-third of your household income. Please contact Diane Ballek in the Sunnyside District office at 718-784-3194 to make an appointment. The office is located at 41-02 Queens Blvd.

Gear up and get moving! Bike aficionados can participate in the first annual “Loop,” a 20-mile bike ride. 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. With safety a priority, there will be spotters and sign guides at every turn. And if you prefer, a “half Loop” 10-mile course will also be available. There is a $20 minimum sponsorship to ride and cyclists will receive a T-shirt. All riders must wear helmets and protective gear. All proceeds will benefit the NYFAC Foundation and JDRF. Register online at www.NYFAC.org/bike and preregistration guarantees a bike shirt. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. and the ride starts promptly at 10 a.m.

Play Mahjong, Bridge, Canasta, Scrabble or your favorite game on “Shabbat Afternoons” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Congregation L’Dor V’Dor at 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy. They provide the snacks, a light meal and the Kedusha of Shabbat. There will be Mincha, Maariv and Havdalah services at 8 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 718-224-0404.

The Queens World Film Festival returns to the 78th Street Play Street in Jackson Heights for two evenings of wonderful films including shorts and features; animation and live action; international and local. Bring a chair, blanket, a picnic and a beverage or just pull up a piece of curb and enjoy films from around the world and around the corner! The event starts at dusk and for more information go on www.jhgreen.org. Today, there will be three family- friendly films about fathers and their children: “Thanks,” “The Hero Pose” and “Tu Seras Un Homme.”

Sunday, July 27

Qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will teach the New York State Safe Boating Class from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten. This one-day, eight-hour boat safety course is designed to be an introductory course to meet the boating education needs of recreational boaters and PWC Operators. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $65, learning materials included. Preregistration is required for entry and parking on the Fort Totten base. For additional information, contact Ralph Traub at 347-336-5866, or contact the Flotilla at 347-669-4460 through Google Voice. Register online at http://www.uscgaux1201.org/unit_classes.html.

Beat the heat with some cool jazz at “Jazz at the Castle” at the Bayside Historical Society. Enjoy light refreshments while listening to our jazz trio. Pre-paid reservations required. Call 718-352-1548 to register. Admission is $20 for BHS members and $25 for non-BHS members. The Bayside Historical Society is located at 208 Totten Ave. at Fort Totten Park.

Join Queens Historical Society for a Taste of… As part of their World’s Fair programming for their newest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens & Its World’s Fairs, they’re hosting four tasting events for all your senses! Today’s is A Taste of Italy. 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! Tickets are $15 each and including admission to Kingsland, food and beverage. You must reserve spots in advance. To mail us a check, please call the society at 718-939-0647 ext. 17 to make sure there are tickets still available. Tickets will be sold the day of the event for $20 if available. Please call ahead of time to inquire. There will be no refunds.

Queens Botanical Garden announces the latest in their “Music in the Garden” concert series. From 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., they are proud to host renowned violinist Alicia Svigals in a concert of klezmer music, with special guests Brian Glassman on bass and Christina Crowder on accordion. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic snack to enjoy the outdoors on the Oak Allée. This concert is open to the public at no charge. The garden is located at 43-50 Main St. For travel directions and more information visit www.queensbotanical.org or call 718-886-3800.

Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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.

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, July 19  

Listen to Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band at the Queens Library at Cambria Heights at 1p.m. Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band’s repertoire includes Cajun folk, zydeco, New Orleans funk, swamp pop, and the band’s own unique take on pop covers and adaptations of Appalachian folk music. It’s Mardi Gras all the time when Dr. Zsa plays. The audience learns the zydeco and Cajun moves during a quick dance lesson at the start. For more information about the band, visit doctorzsa.com. The event is suggested for ages 7 and up. The library is located at 218-13 Linden Blvd.

Kaplan Test Prep and the Teen Space at Central Library will administer a practice Specialized High School Aptitude Test so students can get a taste of what the actual exam will entail at the Central Library at Jamaica from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration through Kaplan is required. Go to Kaptest.com/SHSATPractice, click on the “register” link, enter your home ZIP code, find the test offered at Central Library and register from there.

Between noon and 7 p.m., come raise a glass and celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the New York World’s Fairs at the Queens Botanical Garden’s (QBG) inaugural Botanical Brew Fest, where there will be a large selection of international and local craft beers available for tasting. Enjoy a selection of 50+ craft beer from 20 local and international breweries as well as food, garden tours and music. QBG’s Brew Fest will be held over two sessions; the first one from noon to 3 p.m. and the other from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are required for admission and are $45 if purchased before July 18 and $50 at the door. Only those aged 21 and over are permitted to attend. Tickets are available on Eventbrite here.

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. The support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences. The event is located at the Flushing Library at 41-17 Main St. from 3 to 5 p.m.

Starting July 19, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan’s office will hold Saturday office hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help residents apply for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program. On July 1, 2014, the household income for the SCRIE Program will rise from $29,000 to $50,000. To qualify for the program you must be at least 62 years old, rent an apartment that is rent controlled, rent stabilized or hotel stabilized, have a combined household income that is $50,000 or less and rent an apartment that costs more than one-third of your household income. Contact Diane Ballek in the Sunnyside District office at 718-784-3194 to make an appointment. The office is located at 41-02 Queens Blvd., Suite 2B.

Teen rock duo VESSIO will be performing at Queens Theatre in the Park from 7 to 10 p.m.  in support of their upcoming self-titled debut album. This has been a long journey for siblings Misia and Dante Vessio. Dante, 15, has held his dual role as front man and guitarist for the powerhouse band and since he was 9. Misia, 18, the drumming force behind VESSIO, has been featured on the show “You Play Like a Girl,” hosted by rocker Samantha Maloney. VESSIO recently competed on “Next Great Family Band,” finishing second at the end of the season. The brother and sister duo promises to put on a performance that won’t disappoint as they bring their dynamic energy and power to a killer set and introduce VESSIO to the world.

Watch a live stream of the Mets as they play against the Padres, eat a specially prepared dinner, sleep at Citi Field Stadium under the stars and eat a buffet breakfast the next morning! The “Citi Field Sleepover” starts at 4 p.m. and is $200. Go on newyork.mets.mlb.com or call 718-507-6387 for more information. The stadium is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

At 2 p.m., listen to Bria Skonberg Quartet, a powerhouse combination of emerging talent in the New York jazz scene. Bria has created a style rooted in hot jazz, world percussion, soul and modern effects for her album “Into Your Own.” She brings with her bassist Sean Cronin, a free-spirited musical mastermind. Come hear them at the Louis Armstrong House Museum at 24-57 107th St.

Listen to Robert Hood, Objekt, Rrose, Vatican Shadow (live), Container (live) and Young Male at MoMA PS1 at 22-25 Jackson Ave. The techno concert starts at 3 p.m. and is $20 ($18 in advance). Contact 718-784-2084 or momaps1.org for more information. You can take the G train to 21st Street or the 7 train to Hunters Point Ave.

Sunday, July 20

Attend an evening of cultural spirituality with music, dance and pooja at the Mahalakshmi Temple at 121-14 101st Ave. The event is called the “Bhakti Sangama – An Interfaith Collective” and starts at 3 p.m.

Visual artist members of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts show their work in “Annual Members Exhibition: A Perfect Celebration – Artists Commemorate Flushing Council’s 35th Anniversary” from noon to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from July 13 to August 17. Suggested admission is $4 and members and students are free. The event is located at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Queens Family Day, a day dedicated to introducing children to the Louis Armstrong songbook and the world of jazz music with performances from two critically acclaimed organizations including dance performances from celebrated tap dancer and choreographer Rashida Bumbray. Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music and dance workshops, face painting and more! The event is from 4 to 7 p.m. and is located at the Queensbridge Park at 21st Street.

“Music at Mary’s Nativity” presents “The Magic of the Baroque!” Spend a magical afternoon listening to heavenly masterpieces by some of the greatest composers ever including Handel, Bach and others. The acclaimed Revelations Quintet featuring soprano Candace Lynn Matthews will bring their musical mastery to the exquisite setting of Mary’s Nativity Church at 4 p.m. The acclaimed Revelations Quintet is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting ensembles in the classical music world. This inspiring young ensemble, founded by their visionary music director and harpsichordist/organist John Wolfe, regularly performs the masterworks of the Baroque repertoire. Tickets event are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information call 718-359-5996 or go on www.johnwolfemusic.com. The church is located at 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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.

What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, June 7

The Friends of the Ridgewood Library will be hosting “Fun Day at the Ridgewood Library” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free face painting for children, a visit by Bobo the Hobo, Ridgewood’s most Famous Clown, hot dogs, cupcakes, brownies, soda and water for sale, musical entertainment, a flea market with nearly 30 tables of new and gently used items and more. The Ridgewood Library is located on Madison Street between Fairview and Forest avenues. There will be no rain date.

Come to the Lawrence Cemetery at the corner of 216th Street and 42nd Avenue at noon to join the Long Island Seekers Club as they guide participants through a live investigation explaining the tools and techniques used to discover paranormal activity. The event will be rescheduled if it rains. The cost is $8 for Bayside Historical Society members and $10 for non-BHS members.

Free food will be distributed to those who are in need at the grand opening of the Greater Springfield Community Church’s Food Pantry Ministry from 9 to 10 a.m., while supplies last. The Food Pantry will be serving the community every first Saturday of the month between 9 and 10 a.m. The Church is located at 177-06 129th Ave., Jamaica and can be reached at 718-527-0100.

St. Josaphat’s Roman Catholic Church will host a rummage sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bake sale is located at the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information call Steve at 718-224-3052.

A Defensive Driving Course for insurance and point reductions will be given at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Jackson Heights, 25-02 80th St., from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information and registration call 631-360-9720. The cost is $45.

Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association will host their Annual Community Health Fair. The fair will feature free health screenings, refreshments and giveaways. The event will have fun activities for kids to participate in such as face painting, balloons, a bouncy castle, clowns and free treats. Admission to the fair is free, and the fair is located at the Most Precious Blood Church at 32-23 36th St. in Astoria.

Our Lady’s Catholic Academy at 109-55 128th St., South Ozone Park, will host the second annual Culture Fest. The festival will feature multicultural music and dances from various cultures, fun games, amusement park rides, food vendors, raffles and much more. Free admission. CultureFest is from noon to 8:00 p.m.

For adults that need a daily dose of laughter, the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” a comedy show fundraising event. The event will also have a live auction by Marc Zakarin.

All the proceeds benefit the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. General admission is $20. Tickets are available in person at Royal Collectables located on 96-01 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, or online at www.comedytogoinc.com. The event will be held at 8 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church at 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. For more information call 718-793-2055.

Sunday, June 8

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. Admission prices are as follows for non-members: $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 2 to 17. Tickets for New York Transit Museum members are $35 each for adults and $20 for children. You can purchase tickets on 51281.blackbaudhosting.com/51281/Peace-Through-Understanding-Queens-Worlds-Fair-Site-and-Park. Contact Eli Rumpf at 718-694-4915 for more information.

Surprise the little ones with a visit to the Alley Pond Environmental Center’s Adventure Hour. The event will feature live baby animals, a nature walk, games, songs, crafts and more. The program is for children who are 18 to 36 months. General admission is $16 per child. The event will be held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center located at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information please call 718-229-4000 or visit www.alleypond.com.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 50th anniversary by playing the works of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert, Ivanovici, Waldteufel and Vivaldi. The event will be located in 106-06 Queens Blvd. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center and will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. Visit www.fhso.org for more information.

The Sixth Annual Kew Gardens Kids in the Park free event is being held from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Kew Gardens Cinema Park. This event will feature arts and crafts where children can create their own masterpieces to take home, face painting, story time and much more. The Kew Gardens Cinema Park is located at between Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard in Kew Gardens. In case of rain, the event will take place on Saturday, June 21.

Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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 every Sunday for eight consecutive weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, May 31

Book lovers will enjoy a free Book Extravaganza hosted by the Greater Astoria Historical Society. A large selection of new and used books of various genres will be on display, as well as DVDs and T-shirts. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 35-20 Broadway in Long Island City.

A Defensive Driving Course for insurance benefits and point reductions will be given at the American Martyrs Church of Bayside, 79-43 Bell Blvd. in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information and registration call 631-360-9720. The cost is $45.

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. Bobbi & the Strays Queens Adoption Center located at Atlas Mall 80-36 Cooper Ave., Glendale, is a 100 percent no-kill animal rescue organization. The event will last from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more call 718-326-6070 or visit www.bobbiandthestrays.org.

Sneaker lovers should venture to the Sole Insanity Sneaker Event to buy, sell and trade sneakers. DJ Bobby Trends from Hot 97 will be blasting jams throughout the day, and over 150 vendors are expected to barter. Admission will be $25, and $100 to set up a table for trading. The event will occur from noon to 6 p.m.

Broadway aficionados should come out to Trinity Lutheran Church as the Astoria Symphonic Choir performs a melody of classics from Broadway plays such as “My Fair Lady,” “Guys and Dolls,” “The Sound of Music,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Damn Yankees,” “Anything Goes” and “West Side Story.” Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15-20 or $20-25 at the door. The church is located at 31-18 37th St., and the event begins at 8 p.m.

Those who enjoy Turkish food will enjoy the Second Annual Turkish Food Fair and Contest. The Turkish Cultural Center of Queens will bring a variety of Turkish food, drink and hospitality. First prize will be awarded $250 and second place $150. Admission is $25; $10 for children 7 to 15. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Services Center, located at 43-31 39th St. in Sunnyside.

The American Bolero Dance Company presents “Gabriela Granados: Retroperspectiva,” a spectacular showcase of Spanish culture. It details the flamenco dance, Spanish classics and zarzuelas. General admission is $28, $20 for seniors and $12 for members/students. The event will be held at 8 p.m. at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, located at 35-12 35th Ave. in Astoria.

Sunday, June 1 

The critically acclaimed Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, in partnership with Flushing Town Hall, presents a staged reading of “A DREAM OF RED PAVILIONS,” a world premiere adapted by Jeremy Tiang from the classic Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin, co-directed by Tisa Chang and Lu Yu. The cost is $10, and $5 for members and students. The event will take place at 4 p.m. at the Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. in Flushing. For more information, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700 x222.

St. Raphael’s Church will host an outdoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can reserve a ten-foot space to sell personal goods for $30. The church is located at 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. in Long Island City. For more information call 718-729-8957.

At 3 p.m., the Caribbean American Repertory Theatre honors South Africa with an award-winning play depicting the inhumanity of the apartheid system, “Sizwe Bansi is Dead.” The play costs $20 and takes place at the L. Charles Gray Theater, located at the Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 190-04 119th Ave., St. Albans. For more information, call 718-454-4234.

The Queens Theater’s rendition of “Peter Pan” explores the journey of children in turn-of-the-century London who use their imaginations to reenact the story of Peter Pan. The cost of the play is $14, or purchase a Family Series Flex Pass for $100 (10 tickets to use however you want). The curtains will open at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and the theater is located at 14 United Nations Ave. S. in Flushing Meadows.

Celebrate Polish culture, art and food at Poland’s International Children’s Day. The event will feature more than 30 vendors and stalls, live music and entertainment, folk dance and song performances, face-painting, crafts, rides and a petting zoo. The event is free and will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the beach on 116th St. in Rockaway Beach.

The Museum of the Moving Image is honoring Kenji Mizoguchi (1898–1956), who produced 85 films that spanned the silent and sound eras in Japan, by showing three of her movies.“The Crucified Lovers” (2 p.m.) is about an apprentice scrollmaker who attempts to help his master’s wife out of a delicate financial situation, and as a result the two end up on the lam together. “Victory of Women” (4:30 p.m.) depicts a female lawyer who takes up the case of a recently widowed woman who killed her baby rather than raise it amid poverty and plundering. “My Love Burns” (7 p.m.) illustrates the feminist adage that “the personal is political.” Trailing a friend who has been sold into slavery, Eiko relocates to Tokyo, where she works with the progressive party and falls in love with its leader. She suffers untold brutality for the cause, but when the progressives come into power, the issue of women’s rights has been forgotten. The Museum is located at 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. Cost is free upon admission to the museum.

Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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 every Sunday for eight consecutive weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.  The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, May 24

An evening of South American voices featuring smooth Latin jazz and a first look at Afro-Peruvian music will be held 7 p.m. at the New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th St., Corona). The cost of the event is $15.

In Flushing, there will be two ensembles performing Latin jazz, with a dance floor for those looking to bust a move. The event will begin at 7 p.m.FlushingTown Hall, located at137-35 Northern Blvd.The cost is $15, or $10 for members and students.

For children ages 5 and 6 interested in insects and caterpillars, the Alley Pond Environmental Center is hosting an event called “Crazy For Caterpillars.” Youngsters will search the trail for munched leaves, creeping caterpillars and hanging chrysalises. Children will also have the chance to take home their very own caterpillar and watch it turn into a beautiful butterfly. Since there are only 12 spots for the event, pre-registration is required, and can be done by calling 718-229-4000. The cost is $24 per child. The event will last from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and the address of the Center is 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston.

The Alley Pond Environmental Center will also host a program for children ages 6 to 11 called “Safari.” The program will include a wildlife walk outside, and will take place rain or shine, so dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. Participants are strongly encouraged to use bug spray as well. Pre-registration is required since only eight slots are open, so call 718-229-4000 to reserve a space. The cost is $12 per child. The event will last from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will take place at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston.

Hear some traditional and groundbreaking jazz as Carol Sudhalter and the Astoria Big Band perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sunnyside Reformed Church, located at 48-03 Skillman Ave.in Sunnyside. Admission is free.

Sunday, May 25

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and the Sunday to Remember program will collaborate to present their Mother’s Day Concert with “An Afternoon of Tangos.” The Quintet of America will perform its newly rehearsed dance, “Tango for a Cold Wintry Day,” by Lev Zhurbin. The woodwind quintet will also perform works by tango masters Astor Piazzolla, Paquito D’Rivera, Matos Rodríguez, Mariano Mores and Sebastian Piana. Space is expected to be limited, so call 718-261-7664 or email LACCQ@aol.com to reserve a spot. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. at El Paraiso, 102-11 42nd Ave., Corona. The groups would greatly appreciate a $5 donation at the door.

Councilman Eric Ulrich and America Works of New York will sponsor a Veterans’ Job Fair for all veterans of the United States military. Veterans will have the opportunity to interview with employers on the spot and should bring their résumés. The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Russo’s on the Bay, located at 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach.

Saturday, May 24 – Monday, 26

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. While the event will last the entire three-day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be face-painting, games, train rides, vendors, and a musical performance by John Yao and his 17-piece band only on Saturday, May 24. The Garden is located at 45-50 Main Street in Flushing.

Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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 every Sunday for eight consecutive weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.  The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Saturday, May 17

There will be a job fair for people seeking work at retailers and restaurants in the Atlas Park mall on Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., adjacent to Payless Shoes.  There will be full-time, part-time and seasonal opportunities available. Great for teens. Please bring résumés. The Shops at Atlas Park are located at 80th Street and Cooper Avenue in Glendale.

The Bayside Historical Society hosts a children’s archeology workshop from noon to 2 p.m.  Become a Dirt Detective in the new “Digging Up the Past” archeology room, a hands-on, interactive space for the curious. Reservations required: 718-352-1548. Suggested ages: fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders.  Admission: $8 (caregivers free when accompanying children).

There will be a bike-riding lesson for kids at the George U. Harvey Park Hockey Rink at 20th Avenue and the Whitestone Expressway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. “Balance first” teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping and steering.  Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please visit Bike New York’s webpage.

The Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement will be holding its Annual Spring Arts Festival on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.  The festival, which is free and open to the public, celebrates the artistic talents of the youth in our community and includes children’s art displays, a gallery for local artists and family-friendly entertainment including face-painting, live music and performances, homemade food dishes and local vendors. The event will be held 10-25 41st Ave., LIC.

 Sunday, May 18

The Forest Park Classic Four-Mile Road and Trail Race, presented by Forest Park Runners Club, begins at 10 a.m. at the Victory Field track at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive. For further information go to www.forestparkrunners.org  or contact Frank Gallo at fgallo813@verizon.net or 718-296-4015.

The Rockwood Park Jewish Center announces a day trip to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, departing at 8:30 a.m. from 84th Street and 157th Avenue.  Donation $40, give back $30. Non-stop, reserved seating. For reservations, contact Phyllis at 718-848-5791.

Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18

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. The theme of this year’s open house is Sacred Sites and the Community: How Immigration and Migration Shape New York and will focus on the rich histories and extraordinary contributions of New York City’s diverse immigrant communities. Five Queens houses of worship are participating: Church of the Resurrection: 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens, May 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown: 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst, May 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and May 18, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Grace Episcopal Church: 155-15 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, May 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; St. Joan of Arc Parish: 82-00 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, May 17, 4 – 5:45 p.m. and May 18, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.; and St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church, 58-15 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood, May 17, 3 – 5 p.m. and May 18, 1 – 4 p.m.

Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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 every Sunday for eight consecutive weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through May 18

The Cirque Du Soleil is back at Citi Field. Emerge yourself in Amaluna, a mysterious island governed by goddesses, guided by the moons cycles, and enchanted by an emotional story of love put to the test.  Tickets go from $45- $145.  Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.  The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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 every Sunday for eight consecutive weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through May 18

The Cirque Du Soleil is back at Citi Field. Emerge yourself in Amaluna, a mysterious island governed by goddesses, guided by the moons cycles, and enchanted by an emotional story of love put to the test.  Tickets go from $45- $145.  Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.  The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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Photo courtesy of Marxfest

 Saturday, May 10

There will be bike-riding lesson for kids at the 108th Street Hockey Rink in Rockaway Beach from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride.  “Balance first” teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping and steering.  Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please visit Bike New York’s webpage.

Kissena Park Civic Association (KPCA) is organizing an art competition under Kissena Park’s canopy of trees and plants. The competition is divided into three age groups: under 12, 12 to 18, and 18 and above.  The time allocation for creating art work is an hour and half. The topic will be given on the day of the event. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. To avoid long lines, we encourage all participants to pre-register. Call KPCA at 917-488-3386 or email at hc16846@yahoo.com. A3 paper size (11×17) will be supplied by KPCA.  All other supplies and materials such as easels/boards, colors, pencils, paintbrushes, etc. and seating arrangements (blanket/chair) are participants’ responsibility.  Please use the park entrance on 164th Street and Oak Avenue. Rain Date is Saturday, May 17.

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. Tickets: $10 ($5 for GAHS members). Details on the talk are on the Marxfest website.  Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, LIC.

Sunday, May 11

Get a free tree at a MillionTreesNYC tree giveaway event hosted by GreenStar Hub and the New York Restoration Project. The giveaway will be held in Forest Hills at 108th and Jewel avenues from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Trees should be planted on residential and commercial properties where they can be well-maintained and watered.

Saturdays 

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.

Sundays

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 every Sunday for eight consecutive weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through May 18

The Cirque Du Soleil is back at Citi Field. Emerge yourself in Amaluna, a mysterious island governed by goddesses, guided by the moons cycles, and enchanted by an emotional story of love put to the test.  Tickets go from $45- $145.  Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.  The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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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 contact Ralph Traub at 347-336-5866.

Queen of Angels Church will be holding a blood drive in conjunction with the Elmhurst Hospital on Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Center at 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside.  For more information or to arrange an appointment please call 718-937-3244.

Saturdays and Sundays

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.

Through May 4

In the interactive exhibit Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at the New York Hall of Science, visitors can create and explore a range of high and low tech tools that extend human abilities. The exhibit features a simulated downhill mono-ski course; a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels; a touch panel that translates music into vibrations; a hands-free computer mouse, controlled through slight movements of the head, that allows the guest to type messages, edit photos or watch videos; and a neuroprosthetic limb that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 18

The Cirque Du Soleil is back at Citi Field. Emerge yourself in Amaluna, a mysterious island governed by goddesses, guided by the moons cycles, and enchanted by an emotional story of love put to the test.  Tickets go from $45- $145.  Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.  The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Photo courtesy of Queens Botanical Garden

Saturday, April 19

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 (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) of “egg-cellent” fun. Space is limited to the first 500 children per session. The $5 per child ticket price does not include Garden Admission, which is charged separately at the QBG Gate. Register here.

 Sunday, April 20

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile, no-cost Breast Cancer Screening Program will provide mammograms and clinical breast exams to uninsured and medically underserved New York City women at the Corona Spanish SDA Church at 40-34 102nd St in Corona. Call 877-628-9090 to make an appointment.

Saturdays and Sundays

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.

Through May 4

In the interactive exhibit Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at the New York Hall of Science, visitors can create and explore a range of high and low tech tools that extend human abilities. The exhibit features a simulated downhill mono-ski course; a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels; a touch panel that translates music into vibrations; a hands-free computer mouse, controlled through slight movements of the head, that allows the guest to type messages, edit photos or watch videos; and a neuroprosthetic limb that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 18

The Cirque Du Soleil is back at Citi Field. Emerge yourself in Amaluna, a mysterious island governed by goddesses, guided by the moons cycles, and enchanted by an emotional story of love put to the test.  Tickets go from $45- $145.  Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.  The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturdays and Sundays

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.

Saturday, April 5

The Ozone Park Civic Association is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at the Ozone Howard Little League baseball fields. Bring a basket to collect eggs and a camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. The rain-or-shine event begins at 11 a.m. The field is at 97-14 135th Dr. Enter at Centerville Street and 149th Avenue. For more information call 646-298-7575.

Sunday, April 6

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Assemblyman Michael Miller are hosting another community recycling day, rain or shine, in Forest Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell parking lot on Forest Park Drive. Acceptable contributions include clothing and textiles, electronics, paper, carpeting and household goods. Book and eyeglass donations will also be accepted. For more information, contact Frank Fazio in Addabbo’s district office, 718-738-1111.

Ridgewood Market is celebrating the first anniversary of its Artisan Market. More than 40 independent markets and local artisan vendors will offer vintage gifts, food, pastries, brunch, and alcohol. All vendors are welcome. For more information call 347-460-7549. The market will be held at 657 Fairview Ave in Ridgewood from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Through April 6

Thaw, an exhibition at the Dorsky Gallery, features work of Janet Biggs, Micheal Brody, Blane De St. Croix, Vicki DaSilva, Elise Engler, Phyllis Ewen, Andrea Galvani, Elizabeth Jordan, Itty Neuhaus, Alexis Rockman and Scott Walden. The exhibition of the works of more than 30 artists from the WAVE tour depicts the diversity of the show. The show features ceramics, watercolor and oil paintings, glasswork, pencil and ink drawings, photography, wood carving, collage, fibre work, quilting, and jewelry. The Gallery is located at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC. For more info, call 718-937-6317.

Through April 11 

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Tuesday to Friday, at 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Follow the monarchs’ journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in a 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the butterflies. Admission is $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. NYSCI is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 4

In the interactive exhibit Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at the New York Hall of Science, visitors can create and explore a range of high and low tech tools that extend human abilities. The exhibit features a simulated downhill mono-ski course; a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels; a touch panel that translates music into vibrations; a hands-free computer mouse, controlled through slight movements of the head, that allows the guest to type messages, edit photos or watch videos; and a neuroprosthetic limb that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts. Free with museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona. For more information call 718-699-0005.

Through May 18

The Cirque Du Soleil is back at Citi Field. Emerge yourself in Amaluna, a mysterious island governed by goddesses, guided by the moons cycles, and enchanted by an emotional story of love put to the test.  Tickets go from $45- $145.  Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing.

Through May 25

Noguchi’s Early Drawings bears out his confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi.  The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York.  The Noguchi Muesum is located at 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard.  For more information call 718-204-7088.

Through June 15

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell, best known for his evocative low resolution works, is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, spanning his 30-year career and featuring over 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

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.

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