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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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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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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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, March 29

With only weeks left before the federal deadline on March 31st, Community Healthcare Network is holding events to sign up New Yorkers – many who are still uninsured – for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Most New Yorkers must enroll in a qualified health plan this year or could face a penalty. The event aims to help those individuals who need more information on health insurance and get hands-on help with enrolling online. The event is free; and it is advised that anyone who wants to sign up for insurance bring New York State photo identification, social security card, and four recent pay stubs. Individuals who are non-residents or were recently granted residency or a legally present status within the US should bring their green card, work visa, or resident card. The event will take place at Long Island City Health Center located at 36-11 21st street, LIC, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Among the famous graffiti artists from New York City’s 1970s subway era was an unassuming talent from the unassuming borough of Queens.  Join Louie Gasparro, author of, Don 1, the King from Queens: The Life and Photos of a NYC Transit Graffiti Master, at the Astoria Bookshop for a book signing and get to know more about the book and Gasparro himself. The event is free and starts at 6 p.m. The Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st street, Astoria. For more information call 718-278-2665.

The Astoria Homeowners, Tenants & Business Civic Association is sponsoring a defensive driving course at 9:30 a.m. The course will be at The New Orsogna Athletic Club located at 45-09 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria.  With this course you can reduce 10% off your insurance rates and remove up to 4 points off of your driving record. The event will go from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $40 with pizza and soda included.  For more information and to reserve your spot call 917-992-4085.

State Senator Joseph P Addabbo, Jr. and the Integrated Medical Foundation are hosting a free prostate cancer screening for men over 40 who have not previously been treated for the disease. The screening, which includes a PSA blood test, will be at Addabbo’s Howard Beach office, 159-53 102nd Street from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome as well, regardless of insurance. Patients must bring a photo ID (e.g. driver’s license) and their physician’s name and address on a separate paper, and will be notified of exam results by bringing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Call 718-738-1111 to make an appointment or for additional information.

 Sunday, March 30

Hillcrest Jewish Center a landmark Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue, is hosting a open house in honor of their 75th Anniversary. The open house will go from 11-1:30 p.m.  This event is being held to give neighbors the chance to visit the synagogue, speak with Rabbi Manes Kogan, meet members and discuss what it’s like to be part of a loving and compassionate Jewish community!  The event is FREE. A light lunch with a “make your own sundae” dessert bar will be offered. RSVP needed for lunch at 718-380-4145 or info@hillcrestjc.org.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall is holding a Korean Folk Painting exhibit. Korean folk painting, also called Minhwa, expresses the life and thoughts of Koreans truthfully, with great wit. It is also used as a symbol of good fortune for the New Year. This exhibition will showcase 60 artworks from Baraem Art Research Institute in Korea and will give visitors a chance to experience the beauty of Korean folk paintings. There is a suggested admission of $5 for members and students. The opening reception is February 8 at 6 p.m.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) will kick off Lunar New Year 2014: The Year of the Horse, beginning January 31. FTH’s Lunar New Year line-up encourages audience members of all ages to come out and celebrate Chinese New Year annual traditions, which date back many centuries to when people would gather to honor their ancestors. For a complete list of all spring events, including family programs, Lunar New Year events, and many others, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700.  FTH is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

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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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Saturday, March 22

Did you know that before machines were invented, cloth had to be woven by hand? Create weavings out of cloth and paper at King Manor.  Families with children of all ages are welcome and admission is free! The event starts at noon. The museum is located at 150-3 Jamaica Avenue.

Learn the basics of Tango dance with Yaisuri Salamanca and John Hernan, stars of “The Best TANGO.” Classes are $150 for 15 classes, $100 for 5 classes, and $25 per class.  The workshop will take place at Thalia Spanish Theatre, located at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside. For more information call 718-729-3880.

Sunday, March 23

St. Mary’s Nativity Church is holding a St. Patricks Day jazz event with the Paul Joseph Quartet performing inspiring renditions of Irish favorites. The event starts at 1 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  St. Mary’s Nativity Church is located at 46-02 Parsons Boulevard.

The Rego Park Jewish Center will be showing the film, “The Debt,” starring Helen Mirren and Jessica Chatsain.  This espionage thriller begins in 1997 with the story looking back to 1965 when a trio of Mossad secret agents tracked down a Nazi war criminal and accomplished their mission. The movie starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person which includes refreshments after the film. The Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Boulevard, between 64th and 65th Roads. For more information, call 718-459-1000.

Through March 23 

The Jeffrey Leder Gallery presents an expansive exhibit that will occupy two floors of the gallery. International Painting NYC III features work from over 20 painters from 10 countries. The Jeffrey Leder Gallery is located at 21-37 45th Road, LIC.  For more information call 917-767-1734.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall is holding a Korean Folk Painting exhibit. Korean folk painting, also called Minhwa, expresses the life and thoughts of Koreans truthfully, with great wit. It is also used as a symbol of good fortune for the New Year. This exhibition will showcase 60 artworks from Baraem Art Research Institute in Korea and will give visitors a chance to experience the beauty of Korean folk paintings. There is a suggested admission of $5 for members and students. The opening reception is February 8 at 6 p.m.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) will kick off Lunar New Year 2014: The Year of the Horse, beginning January 31. FTH’s Lunar New Year line-up encourages audience members of all ages to come out and celebrate Chinese New Year annual traditions, which date back many centuries to when people would gather to honor their ancestors. For a complete list of all spring events, including family programs, Lunar New Year events, and many others, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700.  FTH is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

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 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.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Saturday, March 15

King Manor Museum partners with Five Boroughs Music Festival to present “Les Delices,” a Cleveland-based, critically-acclaimed ensemble performing French Baroque music on period instruments. The program will feature works by Philidor, Guillemain, Leclair and Rameau. There will be wine and light refreshments at 6 p.m. and the concert will start at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $25, and $30 at the door. Tickets are also available at $15 for students.  King Manor Museum is located at 150-3 Jamaica Avenue.

Celebrate Purim at the Rego Park Jewish Center by hearing the reading of the Megillah at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum. Then enjoy the music and sing along with Ari Leshans in the Crystal Ballroom at 9:15.  Delicious hamantashen and soda will be served.  The Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Boulevard between 64th and 65th Road.  For more information, please call 718-459-1000.

Get a taste of the HSBC Children’s Garden program as they plant seeds while learning about gardening and the environment from 2 – 4 p.m.  Plus, have a chance to register early for the spring session starting April 5.  The event will take place at the Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main Street, Flushing. For more information, call 718-886-3800.

Sunday, March 16

The Irish Festival will continue to celebrate the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well as a variety of vendors and authentic Irish food.  All net proceeds benefit the Hofstra University Scholarship Fund. Returning this year is The Tommy Mulvihill Band, The Black Velvet Band, Katie’s Puppets, Hirten Family Irish Dancers and MC Tony Jackson fromWRHU, 88.7 FM. For general information about the Irish festival, call 516-463-6582. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and children under 12 are admitted for free.

Ever wonder where your food comes from, when it was picked, what is in it, or if it is safe and nutritious? Community members have partnered with local farmers to make sure they know what is put on the table. By eating smarter, we also help New York’s small farmers. The goal of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is to allow Flushing and nearby residents to have direct access to high-quality, organic, super-fresh food grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a CSA member, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from an organic farmer only 70 miles away. They pay the farmer in the spring and the investment brings 26 weeks of just-picked fruits and vegetables – delivered to the neighborhood every Thursday, from May to November.  If you are interested come and meet the farmers to learn more about this exciting opportunity. For more information, contact Flushing CSA at FlushingCSA@gmail.com, call 646-801-4021 or visit flushingcsa.com.

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie “The Wizard of Oz.” The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast. The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets are $12. QPAC is located at 222-05 56th Avenue.  For more information, call 718-631-6311.

Through March 23 

The Jeffrey Leder Gallery presents an expansive exhibit that will occupy two floors of the gallery. International Painting NYC III features work from over 20 painters from 10 countries. The Jeffrey Leder Gallery is located at 21-37 45th Road, LIC.  For more information call 917-767-1734.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall is holding a Korean Folk Painting exhibit. Korean folk painting, also called Minhwa, expresses the life and thoughts of Koreans truthfully, with great wit. It is also used as a symbol of good fortune for the New Year. This exhibition will showcase 60 artworks from Baraem Art Research Institute in Korea and will give visitors a chance to experience the beauty of Korean folk paintings. There is a suggested admission of $5 for members and students. The opening reception is February 8 at 6 p.m.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) will kick off Lunar New Year 2014: The Year of the Horse, beginning January 31. FTH’s Lunar New Year line-up encourages audience members of all ages to come out and celebrate Chinese New Year annual traditions, which date back many centuries to when people would gather to honor their ancestors. For a complete list of all spring events, including family programs, Lunar New Year events, and many others, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700.  FTH is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

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 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.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Saturday, March 8

The Renaissance Event Hall will be collaborating with a carefully curated selection of upscale vendors and planners to host the Love Affair Bridal Showcase. This boutique collection for the sophisticated bride and her guests will feature experts in planning, cake design, floral design, tablescapes, gifts, entertainment and more! Your $15 ticket includes beer, wine, champagne, light snacks, entertainment and an exclusive introduction to the hottest trends for wedding celebrations in 2014. The event starts at 1 p.m. and will end at 5 p.m. The Renaissance Event Hall is located at 27-34 21st Street in LIC. For more information and to get tickets in advance call 718-274-4590.

The Bay Terrace Jewish Center will be hosting “Anything Goes” at Theatre by the Bay. The show starts at 8 p.m. on March 8 and 16.“Anything Goes” is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter that won a 1988 Tony award. Theatre by the Bay is located at 13-00 209th Street in Bayside. For more information call 718-428-6363.

Sunday, March 9

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra is announcing the second concert of its 50th season of three concerts for the 2013-14 season to take place at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, located at 106-06 Queens Boulevard. The concert will feature symphonies by Weber, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. For tickets or more information call 718-374-1627.

The Samuel Field Y is excited to be kicking winter to the curb with its annual Spring Festival, which will take place on Sunday, March 9, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and will feature inflatable rides, arts and crafts, games, food, and so much more as this year it will be a Dr. Seuss themed festival! Admission is free, but if you bring a non-perishable food item, you’ll be given two free tickets for rides/games. Two free tickets will also be offered to any children who come in costume. For more information, contact Cheryl Stein at 718-225-6750 extension 260. The Samuel Field Y is located at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway.

The Rego Park Jewish Center will be having a Singles Social and Dance on Sunday afternoon, March 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. Enjoy dancing to the tunes of D.J. Andrew Forman, refreshments served. Admission is $10 per person. For ages 45+. The Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Boulevard between 64th and 65th Roads. For more information, call 718-459-1000.

Through March 10

The Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya is a display of artifacts of the African Tribal Arts Kingdom at the QCC Art Gallery. The potent beauty of celebratory festivals, initiations and other traditional rituals will be conveyed through masterful objects made of wood, metal and terra cotta in the exhibit.  Amadou Njoya is a fourth generation Cameroonian born into a family of distinguished artisans and advisors for the royal family of the Kingdom of Bamum.  Visit the exhibition at the QCC Art Gallery at 222-05 56th Ave. in Oakland Gardens. Open Monday through Sunday. Click here or call 718-631-6396 for hours.

Through March 23 

The Jeffrey Leder Gallery presents an expansive exhibit that will occupy two floors of the gallery. International Painting NYC III features work from over 20 painters from 10 countries. The Jeffrey Leder Gallery is located at 21-37 45th Road, LIC.  For more information call 917-767-1734.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall is holding a Korean Folk Painting exhibit. Korean folk painting, also called Minhwa, expresses the life and thoughts of Koreans truthfully, with great wit. It is also used as a symbol of good fortune for the New Year. This exhibition will showcase 60 artworks from Baraem Art Research Institute in Korea and will give visitors a chance to experience the beauty of Korean folk paintings. There is a suggested admission of $5 for members and students. The opening reception is February 8 at 6 p.m.

Through March 30

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) will kick off Lunar New Year 2014: The Year of the Horse, beginning January 31. FTH’s Lunar New Year line-up encourages audience members of all ages to come out and celebrate Chinese New Year annual traditions, which date back many centuries to when people would gather to honor their ancestors. For a complete list of all spring events, including family programs, Lunar New Year events, and many others, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700.  FTH is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

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 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.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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