Protect your personal information, get into the Halloween spirit, pick up some fresh produce and do more at these events around Queens this weekend.
Saturday, Oct. 18
Join the Friends of Brookville Park as they paint, plant bulbs and clean the park for “It’s My Park Day” in the Brookville Park Field House. Admission is free. For more information please call 516-776-6341 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon.
“Red Wednesday” is a theater production aimed to rescue and redefine our civilization’s legacy. It is written and directed by Sanaz Ghajarrahimi and built for Collapse Theater Company. There will be a show today at 8 p.m. and tomorrow, Oct. 19, at 2:30 p.m. at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 31-10 Thomson Ave., room E-241.
Celebrate the fall harvest at King Manor with a historic cooking demonstration, apple cider pressing, butter churning and autumn-themed crafts at 150-03 Jamaica Ave. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.kingmanor.org or call 718-206-0545. The event is from noon to 4 p.m.
Join Rockaway to celebrate Halloween with family and friends by taking part in painting pumpkins, face painting and festive food at Beach 59th Street. The “4th Annual Hip Hop Halloween Celebration” is from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Visit http://www.rwalliance.org/rwa/events or call 718-327-5919 for more information.
Zion Episcopal Church is hosting a fall yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 243-01 Northern Blvd. by Douglaston Parkway. Please use the Church Street bank entrance. Admission is free.
Walk in the Purple 5k Dash to End Domestic Violence today. Families and friends are encouraged to come together and there will be free adult and children’s activities and refreshments following the run. All proceeds from runners’ fundraising will go toward domestic violence prevention and intervention programs. There will be face painting and animal balloons, and participants receive a prize. Don’t forget to come accessorized in purple. Purple represents Domestic Violence Awareness and the event starts at 9 a.m. at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Come to GrowNYC Greenmarket every week on Saturday between now and Nov. 22 for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family friendly activities at Socrates Sculpture Park. Admission is free. Contact 718-956-1819 or email@example.com for more information. The market will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Martin Luther School for their Harvest Festival and Fall Open House from noon to 4 p.m. at 60-02 Maspeth Ave. Admission is free and there will be bounce houses, crafts, basketball clinics, games, face painting, science demos, tours and information on their middle and high school programs. Call 718-894-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Sherman’s March to the Sea, the Greater Astoria Historical Society will screen “Gone with the Wind.” The event is held at 35-20 Broadway and for more information please call 718-278-0700, email email@example.com or go on http://astorialic.org. The movie will start at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Sunday, Oct. 19
Join the NYPD’s Crime Prevention Section to shred your documents containing personal and sensitive information. This is a free service and you can also register your electronic devices with the NYPD’s Operation ID Program. Hard drive destruction is also available. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center at 212-45 26th Ave. next to Panera Bread.
St. Anastasia Parish will kick off a yearlong 100 Years of Faith Celebration leading up to its 100th anniversary. The inaugural event will begin at noon with the centennial year Celebration Mass. This mass, to be celebrated by Bishop Raymond Chappetto, will honor longtime residents of the parish. Other members of St. Anastasia’s clergy, both past and present, will join Bishop Chappetto, who once served as a Deacon at St. Anastasia. The church is located at 45-14 245th St.
Meet at Strauss Square at the East Broadway subway station at noon today to visit the history and see the distinctive architecture of what was once NYC’s largest Jewish enclave. Admission is $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members and $20 to the public. For more information please call 718-278-0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calligrapher Majed Seif will introduce you to the different styles of Arabic calligraphy and its rules in “Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy” at Flushing Town Hall. Participants can have their names rendered in calligraphic script and then decorate their paper with Arabesque designs. Admission is $10/$8 for Town Hall members and children. Materials are included. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. and the event will commence at 1 p.m.
Sign up to walk for “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” a 3-mile event that is a celebration of breast cancer survivorship as well as a movement to make this disease the last of this century. This is a non-competitive event starting at College Point Boulevard and 58th Street at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 8 a.m. Go on www.makingstrides.acsevents.org for more information, to donate or to sign up for the event.
Join Bayside Historical Society instructor Janet Epstein, who will teach you how to create unique handcrafted pop-up birthday cards using cutout paper and folds. This workshop is suitable for all, with or without experience. All materials will be provided. Admission is $15 for the general public and $10 for members. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. The society is located at 208 Totten Ave.
Kiwanis Club of Lefferts Library is hosting a bus trip to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City for $45 and $35 giveback. Refreshments will be served on the bus. Call 718-641-5066 for more information.
The popular Queens Theatre Family Series returns today with Fly Guy & Other Stories, a musical revue based on the children’s book series by Tedd Arnold, which follows Fly Guy, his pet buzz, and other favorite characters on exciting adventures. Performances are at 1 and 3 p.m. at 14 United Nations Ave. South. Tickets are $14 for the general public and $12.60 for members. Tickets can be purchased at queenstheatre.org or by calling 718-760-0064.
Are you ready for some wheelchair football? Adults 18 and up are welcome to come out and play pickup wheelchair football every Sunday at Bulova Park in Queens. For more information please call 718-353-7853 or email David.Deas@parks.nyc.gov. Admission is free. The park is located at 25th Avenue between 76th and 77th streets.
Join the Queens Botanical Garden for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family in the fourth annual “Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch!” There will be music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts and beer. The garden is located at 43-50 Main St. and admission is free with garden admission. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students with ID and children 3 to 12 years old. There will be additional fees for some activities. The event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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. The market recently launched 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.