Walk for a cause, attend a fall festival, enjoy the arts and more at these events around the borough this weekend.
Saturday, Sept. 27
Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Queens Cancer Walk, benefiting SHAREing & CAREing, an organization dedicated in serving the needs of cancer survivors including women and men of all ages throughout New York City. On-site walk registration begins at noon and the walk kick-off ceremony is at 1 p.m. The recommended adult donation is $15 and children under 12 are FREE. For more information and support, contact www.shareingandcareing.catseyedevelopment.com or 718-777-5766.
Nearly one million people are reported missing a year. Come attend the Missing Persons Walk-of-Hope from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rally point is at Rufus King Park at 89th Avenue. The walk will end at Blanche Memorial Church at 109-74 Sutphin Blvd. Walk to commemorate children and adults who have gone missing and those who have been found. Walk to give hope nationwide. Walk to break the silence. Go on www.lamontdottinfoundation.org/cause or contact Arnita Fowler at 844-533-4673 for more information.
Celebrate Bayside Day’s 100th anniversary with a vintage auto parade, beer and wine garden and games. The event is at the Bayside Historical Society at 208 Totten Ave. The celebration is from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring your own bike to decorate and enter the velocipede parade! The event will be held rain or shine. Parking is available within Fort Totten on designated streets.
Enjoy the beautiful Onderdonk House and gardens with your friends. The event, “Picnic Days,” includes grills and picnic tables, plus tours of the historic grounds. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. The event is first-come, first-served because five grills are available. The location is at 1820 Flushing Ave. and groups are limited to eight to ten individuals. You supply the charcoal and all food and supplies. You can bring additional chairs, tables, blankets, portable grills, umbrellas and pop-up shelters. Do not break alcohol.
Queens Theatre is pleased to present the Tony-nominated play “Say Goodnight Gracie,” starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes and directed by Michael White. The theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South and the event is on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28. The event runs from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Join Holmes, Safier and Moderator WABC’s Sandy Kenyon for a talkback after the 3 p.m. performance on Sunday. Tickets are from $25 to $42 and are available at www.queenstheatre.org. For more information, please call the box office at 718-760-0064 or email email@example.com.
Ready to dance? Attend “Legends of Hip-Hop Vol. II–featuring Fatman Scoop, Coolio, Rob Base, Chubb Rock, Chingy and more” at the Resorts World Casino. The dance concert starts at 9 p.m. and there is limited seating available. You have to be 21 and older to attend and there will be no refunds or exchanges. Performers are subject to change and an ID is required for alcohol purchase. Everyone must enter through a security scanner and no video is allowed. Outside food or drinks and smoking are prohibited. The casino is at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Admission is $125 for VIP tickets and $30 for advanced tickets.
Join a panel discussion on “Climate Wars: Propaganda, Debate, and the Propaganda of Debate.” Panelists include Stuart Ewen, Michael Mann and James Hoggan. The discussion is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The panelists will discuss the different strategies that mislead the public about climate change, including denialism, advertising and public relations. The discussion is held at the Queens Museum at the New York City Building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Oktoberfest is an old tradition, welcoming guests and sharing in the season’s bounty. This year starts a new tradition at the Voelker-Orth Museum: German American homestyle cuisine will be served alongside a sampling of Korean-American dishes. David Block will be performing toe-tapping tunes. Admission is $30 and $25 for museum members. In the event of rain, the program moves indoors. The museum is at 149-19 38th Ave., and the event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit www.vomuseum.org for more information.
Hear Larry Chance and The Earls, Lenny Cocco and The Chimes, The Chiffons and The Jarmels in “See You in September Oldies Concert” today at 7:30 p.m. at the Queensborough Community College. Tickets are $45 and $50 each, and the college is located at 222-05 56th Ave. For tickets and information, please call 718-423-8394. Tickets are final sale and there are no refunds or exchanges. Performers are subject to change without notice.
Sunday, Sept. 28
Come attend the Shop Forest Hills Fall Festival at Austin Street from 69th Road to 72nd Road. The festival is from noon to 6 p.m. The event draws upwards of 60,000 people who come to Forest Hills to enjoy shopping, arts and crafts, children’s theater, cultural performances and dancing. There will be various local businesses selling merchandise and promotional materials. Go on www.foresthillschamber.org for more information.
“Open Studio for Young Adults with Autism” is for individuals between the ages of 17 and 25. Participants work with educators who will mentor them, build on their skills and interests and will encourage the exploration of new modalities and media for expression. Registration is required and based on availability. Register with Mitra Dejkameh through firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 718-592-9700 ext. 136. The event is from noon to 12:45 p.m. and the museum is at the New York City Building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Saturdays and Sundays
The popular Long Island City flea market LIC Flea & Food is opened on weekends at the outdoor lot by the waterfront at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Items for sale at the market include food and drinks, collectibles, antiques, arts and crafts, fashion and more. This Saturday, the market will debut the LIC Flea Beer Garden with outdoor seating set up along the basin in the back of the market with views of the Manhattan skyline. Only artisanal beer made by Queens breweries will be served, along with wine.
Through Nov. 1
The Queens Botanical Garden is hosting an exhibit about its past and explains the impact that the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs left on the garden. The exhibit includes material from the garden’s archives and includes photographs from that era. It is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Visitor and Administration Building Gallery at 43-50 Main St. through Nov. 1. A multimedia exhibit about the World’s Fairs, which focuses on the Port Authority’s role in bringing trade to the city, is on view at the auditorium lobby. Entry for both is included in the garden admission.