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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Saturday, Aug. 30

Enjoy music from the Caribbean on the first day of the two-day Labor Day Caribbean Concert. Machel Montano will perform from 9 p.m. onwards at the Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Tickets begin at $40.

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile clinic offering free breast cancer screening services will be at RDRC, 1920 Mott Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No co-pays are required and deductibles are waived. You are eligible to be screened if you are a woman aged 40 or older with health insurance, a woman aged 50 or older without health insurance, a current New York City resident or someone who has not had a mammogram in the past 12 months. Call 1-877-628-9090 to schedule an appointment.

Feel the breeze ruffle your hair as you exercise yoga on the beach. Instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine’s Dance School will coach participants through the beginner hatha yoga class. Participants should bring their own yoga mat, large towel or a blanket. Class begins at 8 a.m. at Beach 108th St.

Magician Omar Olusion is hosting Omar’s Summer Blast-Off at the Carousel in Forest Park. The party will feature live DJ music, games and dance contests. While the party is free, attendees will have to pay separately to ride the carousel. The 4-hour-long fiesta begins at 2 p.m.

The Museum of the Moving Image is screening “Brokeback Mountain” (2005) as part of its See It Big!: Hollywood Melodrama series. The movie stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal and won its director Ang Lee an Academy Award. Screening begins at 6 p.m. at 36-01 35 Ave., and tickets are included with the museum admission tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunday, Aug. 31

It’s the concluding day of the Labor Day Caribbean Concert. Kerwin DuBois will bring you music from the islands at the concert starting at 9 p.m. at the Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Tickets begin at $40.

The Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think exhibition, which began in May, is closing at the New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th St. The exhibition is a must-see for children as they will learn about the similarities between human and animal cognition through videos, games and displays. Entry is free with a New York Hall of Science admission.

The Museum of the Moving Image’s continuous screening of films made for the two World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964, comes to an end today. While some films are shown in their entirely, only excerpts of others are screened. All the screenings take place in the Video Screening Amphitheater at 36-01 35 Ave.

The New York Mets will once again give its fans a glimpse into Taiwanese culture. The 10th annual Taiwan Heritage Night, presented by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, will take place at Citi Field when the Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies. Taiwanese aboriginal dancer Techno Santaizi (Dancing Prince) and Taiwanese singers will perform at the Mets Plaza. Taiwanese tennis player Yen-Hsun (Rendy) Lu, who has consistently ranked in the top 100 for six years, will throw the first pitch. The Taiwanese mascot Oh Bear will interact with Mr. Met during the game. The first 750 fans to buy tickets through a special online offer at Mets.com/Taiwan will receive a limited edition of Taiwanese cheering sticks. Purchase tickets by calling 718-507-TIXX or by visiting the Jackie Robinson Rotunda ticket windows.

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1

Children will enjoy Zabo’s Circus Show, a one-clown show featuring Zabo juggling, riding a unicycle and balancing various props. The show will be performed twice, at 2 p.m. and at 4 p.m., at the Carousel in Forest Park. Both are free, but riding the carousel will cost extra.

Rockaway!, a public arts festival celebrating the reopening of Fort Tilden, comes to an end at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, 302 Beach 87th St. The Surf Club acted as a relief center after Hurricane Sandy and now hosts a group exhibition celebrating the efforts of the community in rebuilding their homes. The festival is free and open to the public from noon to 6 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.

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.

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.

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DOGGIE BOOT CAMP
Want to train your dog? Attend the free Doggie Boot Camp at Crocheron Park. Anthony Jerone, the founder of the NYC Transit Authority’s Canine Patrol Program and a former Vietnam K-9 Corps Specialist will be conducting this class every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. They demonstrate techniques on how to break a dog of chewing, biting, barking and other excessive behavior. The workshop accepts dogs of all ages, temperaments and breeds and is fun for the whole family. Registration is required. Visit www.DogSchoolNY.com to reserve a spot. Contact Anthony at 718-454-5800 for more information.

SATURDAY, AUG.23
Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, fitness activities and more at the Baisley Park Extension in Baisley Pond Park. School supplies and health and safety information will be given out to all students on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free and the event is organized by the Queens Recreation. Call 718-393-7370 for more information.

Shop for a cause today at the Queens Historical Society Fundraiser hosted by Macy’s. Macy’s Shop for a Cause Event has been happening since 2006, and this year it is giving Queens residents a chance to give back to the community. When you purchase a $5 shopping pass, you will get exclusive savings in every Macy’s store, including the Roosevelt Avenue store in Flushing, and the Queens Historical Society will get 100 percent of the proceeds. The event will take place all day at any Macy’s store. To purchase tickets, stop by in person from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday or mail checks payable to Queens Historical Society to 143-35 37th Ave.

The American Italian Cancer Foundation’s (AICF) mobile, No-Cost Breast Cancer Screening Program will be providing mammograms and clinical breast exams to uninsured and medically underserved New York women. Specifically, current New York City women residents who are 40 and older with health insurance, 50 and older without health insurance, or those who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months are eligible. Medical services will be hosted by Friendly Church from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 115-03 Sutphin Blvd. For further information, call 877-628-9090.

Children can participate in fun workshops, watch the pros practice, and enjoy a free concert and more at “Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day.” The event is located at the United States Tennis Association at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The event is held all day.

SUNDAY, AUG. 24
Known for exciting and exhilarating performances, The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble infuses the indigenous rhythms and music from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with African, Latin and jazz rhythms, creating a high-energy music and dance spectacular. A dance lesson begins at 1 p.m. followed by the concert at 2 p.m. The event is free and is located at the Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Come and enjoy the music, food and culture of Ireland to give you an experience similar to walking through a World’s Fair pavilion. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased in advance. The event is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is located at the Queens Historical Society Kingsland Homestead at 143-35 37th Ave. For more information please call 718-939-0647. Purchase tickets at http://www.queenshistoricalsociety.org/public-programs.html.

Come to a walk through historic Whitestone with historian Jason D. Antos from 2 to 5 p.m. today. The tour will follow the path of the old Whitestone line of the North Side branch of the Long Island Rail Road and also explore historic Beechhurst and old Whitestone Village. Dress appropriately for a warm afternoon and bring water. The tour will meet in the Waldbaum’s shopping center parking lot by the Tropicana entrance. Admission is $5 for Bayside Historical Society Members and $10 for non-members. If it rains, the tour will be moved to Sunday, Sept. 7, at the same time and meeting place. For more information, email jasonantos@aol.com.

Animals are smarter than you think. Through videos, games and displays, visitors to the New York Hall of Science for the “Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think” exhibit will discover the similarities between human and animal cognition. The event is recommended for ages 6 to 14 and is free with a NYSCI admission. The Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St. For more information please call 718-699-0005 or visit http://nysci.org/wild-minds-what-animals-really-think. The exhibit runs to Sunday, Aug. 31.

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.

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Saturday, Aug. 16

Participate in a family game day in Woodhaven, where children of all ages and their families are invited to enjoy Queens Library’s many board games. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and takes place at 85-41 Forest Parkway.

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo will host his sixth Veterans Barbeque in which veterans and their families can gather and indulge in hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and other barbeque staples cooked up by a local volunteer, all while enjoying live music. The barbeque will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on the corner of 102nd St. and 160th Ave. For more information, contact Ms. Pat McCabe in Addabbo’s Howard Beach office, 710-738-1111.

Queens Library presents the film screening of “On My Own,” a documentary focused on the stigma of single motherhood, followed by a discussion. The screening will take place at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. For more information, call 718-990-0778.

Sunday, Aug. 17

Queens Botanical Garden will have a craft table at The Shops at Skyview Center, where they will be making a flower and leaf press to preserve flowers and leaves before summer ends. The crafts will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at 40-24 College Point Blvd., 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.

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.

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Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10

A showcase for international films on unique people and places far outside urban areas will be shown at the “Rural Route Film Festival” at the Museum of the Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue. Live world/folk music and food from guest chefs will also be there. Admissions for the event are $10 for the public, free for museum members and $27 for all programs taking place. To guarantee access to individual screenings, festival pass holders may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718-777-6800 or emailing rsvp@movingimage.us. Program times vary. Click here to see all times.

Saturday, Aug. 9 

Join Boy Scout Troop 17 in celebrating their 100th anniversary of continuously serving the youths of the community since 1914 with fun outdoor activities, exhibits and historical displays of the troop and scouting. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. and admission is free with an admission at the Queens Botanical Garden. The Garden is located at 43-50 Main St.

“Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday Bash!” is a celebration of the great outdoors with live animal demos, guided hikes, a forest ranger obstacle course and a scavenger hunt with prizes at the Alley Pond Park at 76th Avenue and Springfield Blvd. Admission is free. The event is from noon to 3 p.m.

Over 170 teams and 2,000 participants from around the world will compete in the 22nd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, at the Meadows Lake at Flushing Meadows Corona Park today and tomorrow. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This multicultural event includes sports drama, music, dance, colors and a food court. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine.

You think you have what it takes to win the 37th Queensboro Arm Wrestling Championship? Come to the Cheap Shots Sports Bar at 149-05 Union Turnpike to find out. The championship starts at 1 p.m. and admission is $5.

Come to the green screen fantasy party at the Steinway Astoria Mini Mall today for a photo shoot. Bring $10 and your dream as they take you on a green screen photo fantasy. For more information please call 718-679-3024 or 917-639-8111. The photo shoot is located at 28-41 Steinway St., Suite 7.

The Forest Hills Stadium, where the Beatles and the Rolling Stones once played, is revamped. It will host the Modest Mouse/Brand New Concert. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. but doors will open at 5 p.m. Admission is from $49.50 to $59.50 and the stadium is located at 1 Tennis Pl. The event will occur rain or shine. There is a four-ticket limit per household. Get your tickets today at www.foresthillsstadium.com.

Do you quilt, sew, or just love fabric and textiles? Or maybe you would like to learn more about it? Join other sewing enthusiasts for an afternoon of creating and socializing. The event is co-sponsored by Queens Sewing Social and admission is $8 for Bayside Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. The society is located at 208 Totten Ave. and the event is from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 10

Attend the full moon drumming workshop, an outdoor drum circle with master drummers at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd. Begin with workshops on Indian tablas and other percussive instruments, and then jam with the entire group. Admission is $25 and the event starts at 7 p.m.

Last Sunday’s flea market at St. Raphael’s Church was cancelled due to weather forecast. It will be held today. The church is located at 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. and the flea market is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ten-foot spots cost $30. For more information, please call 718-729-8957 or email straphaelrectory@yahoo.com. Checks are made payable to St. Raphael Church.

Enjoy the music, food and culture of Poland in an experience similar to being in a 1964 World’s Fair pavilion at “A Taste of Poland.” The tasting is located at the Queens Historical Society at 143-35 37th Ave. Admission is $15 a ticket and the event is from 2:30 to 4:30 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.

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.

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Saturday, July 12

Do you quilt, sew or just love fabric and textiles? Or would you like to learn? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing in “Open Sew at the Castle.” The event is co-sponsored by Queens Sewing Social. Admission is $8 for Bayside Historical Society (BHS) members and $10 for non-BHS members. The event is located at Fort Totten Park, 208 Totten Avenue and is from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Church of the Resurrection will be having a mini summer treasure and book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 13. There will be house wares, books, DVDs, VHS tapes, small appliances, toys, household items, one-of-a-kind items and much more for sale. Beverages are available and the Church is located at 85-09 118 Street. For more information call 718-847-2649.

Parashat Club at Rego Park Jewish Center will meet at 12:30 p.m. after Shabbat services to discuss Parashat Pinchas with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. Light bites will be served, the event is free, and all are welcome. The Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., between 64th and 65th roads.

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

Holy Family Church, located in 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 total will be reduced. For information and registration call 631-360-9720. Admission is $45.

Sunday, July 13

Come attend dance lessons at Flushing Town Hall’s garden as part of their free summer concert series on Sunday, July 13. Lessons start at 1 p.m. and concerts begin at 2 p.m. This Sunday’s dance lesson will center on Soul Party, old-school R&B. Soul Party weaves through the old-school rhythm and blues music that set the tone in America during the turbulent changes of the 1960s, featuring popular songs of Junior Walker & The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bill Withers and Johnnie Taylor. Rain location and the Young Dancemakers program will be in our theatre. Event is free. The Hall is located at 137-45 Northern Blvd.

Rego Park Jewish Center will be having a singles social and dance for singles 45+ from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be refreshments and music by DJ Andrew Forman. For more information please call 718-459-1000 or email office@rpjc.org. The dance is $10 per person and the Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., between 64th and 65th roads.

St. Raphael’s Church will be hosting a Sunday outdoor flea market (it will be held indoors if it rains) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A 10-foot spot costs $30. For more information please call 718-729-8957 or email straphaelrectory@yahoo.com. Checks are made payable to St. Raphael Church. The Church is located on 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. at the LIE.

Join the Queens Historical Society for “A Taste of Germany.” As part of the Society’s World’s Fair programming for their newest exhibition, “Remembering Yesterday: Queens & Its World’s Fairs,” they are hosting four tasting events: Germany, Italy, Poland and Ireland. 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. To purchase tickets online in advance for “A Taste of Germany,”click here. Tickets are $15 each and include admission to Kingsland, food and beverage. To mail the Society a check, please call them first to make sure there are tickets still available. The last day to buy tickets in advance is the Wednesday before each event. Tickets will be sold the day of the event for $20 if available. There are no refunds and if you have any further questions please call 718-939-0647 ext. 17. The event is located at 143-35 37th Ave.

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.

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Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5

There will be nonstop excitement and entertainment with Zabo the Clown on July 4 and Champu the Magician on July 5 at “Magic and Circus Show” at Forest Park Drive off Woodhaven Boulevard. The event on July 4 starts at 2 p.m. and the event on July 5 starts at 4 p.m. The event is free and there is a carousel at Forest Park. Tickets for the carousel are $3 for one ticket, $5 for two tickets and $23 for 10 tickets. Groups of 10 or more are $2.25 per rider.

Through Sunday, July 6

Our Valued Commodity’s second annual carnival, the Independence Weekend Carnival Explosion, will feature rides, games, food, live entertainment and a fireworks show. The fireworks show will take place on July 5 at 9 p.m. Admission is free and the carnival is located at the Padavan-Preller Field at 236-02 Hillside Ave. The carnival will run from July 3 to 6 and is from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Resorts World Casino will be holding a July Fourth fireworks viewing event at Bar360 and on their sixth floor parking lot at 74-110 Rockaway Blvd. beginning at 7 p.m. The sixth floor parking lot is the perfect viewing spot for the Independence Day fireworks.

Saturday, July 5

Summer on the Green: Two concerts, children’s entertainment and fireworks kick off a season of events at The Shops at Atlas Park. Bring the whole family and enjoy the fresh air and the fun! Admission is free and the shops are located at 80-00 Cooper Ave. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m.

Paint, cut and imagine at “Corona Loves Art” every first Saturday of the month through September. The event is free and there will be art-making workshops for interested individuals. This season, the Corona Plaza program will explore the artistry of marionettes, collage and sculpture. The location is at Corona Plaza, 103rd Street and Roosevelt Ave.

Our Valued Commodity’s Independence Weekend Carnival Explosion fireworks: See Friday, July 4.

Sunday, July 6

Friends and neighbors are invited for free admission and a variety of programs, including an open studio, a public tour, and a special conversation focusing on a single work of art at the Noguchi Museum for Community Day at 4-01 33rd Rd. The event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m and the open studio will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friends of Community Board 1 Street Fair is from noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 718-728-7820 or visit www.centralastoria.org. The street fair is located at 30th Avenue between 29th and Steinway streets.

Join hundreds of bikers for a fun-filled, family-friendly, 20-mile bike tour to highlight various Queens neighborhoods like Flushing, Murray Hill, Beechurst and Whitestone at the seventh annual Tour de Queens. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for Transportation Alternatives members. The tour starts at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 9:30 a.m. To register visit, click here.

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.

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Saturday, June 28

Explore the borough’s richest collection of high Victorian homes and much more in a three-hour tour beginning at noon. The meet-up location is at Triangle Pharmacy at Jamaica Ave. and Lefferts Blvd., two blocks west of the 121st Street station on the J train. Admission is $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members and $20 to the public.

The 8th annual Rockstock and Barrels Festival will take place rain or shine at Beach 90’s boardwalk. The event starts at 10 a.m. and lasts all day. The nearest subway to the boardwalk is the A and S. the nearest bus is to take the Q22 or Q52 to Beach 92 or the Q53 to Beach 96. Playing on the main stage will be Matthew Kiss, The Wordy Burns, The King’s Heartbeat, Symptom, Ethoscope, Kilzone, Shipwrecks and more!

Come to the “Forest Park Rock Fest II” at the Forest Park Bandshell from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be featured performances from Small Craft Warning, VooDoo Daddy, Missing Maddox and The Boom Section. Admission is free. The Bandshell is just off Woodhaven Blvd.

The American Jewish World Service and The Reform Temple of Forest Hills present a free film screening and discussion featuring the award-winning film “Call Me Kuchu” and presentation by Ken* (a pseudonym for safety). Ken is a founding member and currently the coordinator of an LGBT organization American Jewish World Service works with in Kenya. Reservations are required. Contact Meital Rosenberg at mrosenberg@ajws.org or 212-792-2919 for more information.

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.

Sunday, June 29

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s concert at the 1964 World’s Fair. The Kupferberg Center for the Arts/Queens College Present “The Louis Armstrong International Music Festival” from 1 to 7 p.m., rain or shine at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at the Unisphere. The admission is free. There will be live music, dancing and a food truck rally. Featured performances include Albita, Jon Faddis Quartet, Junoon featuring Salman Ahmad, David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band and more!

There is a live concert with Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell and the unveiling of rare 1964 World’s Fair photos of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Queens Museum. The exhibit is “Ambassador Satchmo at the World’s Fair – Celebrating 50 Years.” The Museum’s suggested admission is $8 for adults and children over 12, $4 for students and seniors, and children under 12 attend for free.

Explore old and new, site-specific art by local and internationally acclaimed artists, and celebrate Fort Tilden’s re-opening and the Rockaway recovery from noon to 8 p.m. At 8 p.m. the Rockaway Surf Beach Club after-party begins. There will be food trucks, children’s art activities, film screenings, camping, kayaking, pick-up baseball games and a Patti Smith concert. The location is at Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, and the event is free.

Reggae’s hit machine Beres Hammond joins Australian soft pop duo Air Supply as headline acts in “Groovin’ in the Park” at noon. General tickets are $59.99 and VIP tickets are $149.99. VIP admission includes a separate entrance, front, center-stage seating, a cold beverage and snack, decorated lounge with monitors, and BBQ. The location is at Roy Wilkins Park, 177-01 Baisley Blvd. Buy tickets on www.groovininthepark.com/buy-tickets.

Learn everything from beer ingredients to brewing at “Beer & Home Brewing in 19th Century New York” at the King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave. The event starts at 3 p.m. The event is free but reservations are required. To RSVP contact programs@kingmanor.org or 718-206-0545 ext. 13.

What is fly-fishing and what kind of equipment and knots do you use to fly fish? Attend “Fly Fishing 101” from 10 a.m. to noon at Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Blvd. to learn the secrets of fly-fishing. Please pre-register by calling 718-229-4000. The event is for adults and children ages 8 and up. Tickets are $16 for Alley Pond members, $21 for non-members and $7 for children.

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 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.

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Saturday, June 21

Come hear “Music from North and South America performed by Quintet of the Americas” at St. Josaphat’s Church at 35th Avenue and 210th Street at 5 p.m. Free admission. For more info visit www.stjosaphatbayside.org or call 718-229-1663.

Visit more than 20 bars for craft beer, cocktail specials, games, live music, dancing and giveaways at the Astoria Tour-de-Bar at 31-19 Newtown Ave. from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and there will be a fee of $1.74. The event benefits the Childhood Cancer Society.

Party from 4 to 10 p.m. with internationally known, Queens-based artists, plus a BBQ throw down from local restaurants and a film screening under the stars at the Queens Council on the Arts Block Party. Tickets are $35 each and the event is located at Kaufman Astoria Lot, 36th Street and 36th Avenue.

Welcome the summer with special sound performances by various artists, a Summer Solstice ritual, a picnic, and a wonderful Manhattan skyline. Free admission. The event is located at Socrates Sculpture Park at 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Attend “La Dolce Vita,” the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society (DLNHS) Gala from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Hollywood Avenue home of Peter and Arlene Angelilli in Douglaston to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of and to benefit the DLNHS. Attendance is limited and tax-deductible reservations can be made at www.dlnhs.org.

The Members of the Angelo Graci Republican Club of Queens are happy to announce that it will hold a luncheon at noon to celebrate the Club’s 30th anniversary of its beginning in 1984. Republican Candidate for Governor Rob Astorino will be the honored guest. The luncheon will be held in the Parish Center of Christ Lutheran Church on the corner of 101st Avenue and 86th Street in Ozone Park. The donation of $35 is not tax deductible. For more information please contact Dolores Williams at 718-835-7175.

Find out how to live a healthy life with diabetes by attending the EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care event on diabetes management and how you could gain control of your diabetes – and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished. Learn how to manage symptoms, better understand your condition, reduce stress, boost confidence, and problem-solve and better manage everyday tasks. This free event is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is located at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights. To RSVP call 646-476-1294.

Come to the “Spring Workout” at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.! It doesn’t take a genius to realize the consequences of inactivity and loads of unhealthy foods, so why not use your family as support in becoming a more fit and active unit! This free workshop will include information on the importance of staying healthy as a family though health and nutrition and a family exercise class. We will have giveaways and light refreshments. To RSVP call 646-476-1294.

Celebrate the immigrant LGBTQ voices of Queens at 7 p.m. LGBTQ musicians, dancers and performing artists based in Queens selected through an open call will be performing at this partnership concert. The event is supported in part by NYC Council member Daniel Dromm. Tickets are $15/$10 for Flushing Town Hall members and students.

Would you like to help us care for Alley Pond Environment Center (APEC)’s animals? The program, “Animal Care Trainee,” teaches children about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning and learning all about the needs of APEC’s animals. Snacks and animal care trainee certificate included. This program, located at 228-06 Northern Blvd. from 10 a.m. to noon, is limited to eight participants and is for ages 8 to 12. Tickets are $21 per child. Pre-registration required. Call 718-229-4000.

Join NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer in his 4th Annual LGBT Pride Brunch at the Riverview Restaurant in Long Island City to celebrate Pride Month. This event is free and all are invited. Please RSVP to anasner@council.nyc.gov or 718-383-9566 ext. 1. The restaurant is located at 2-01 50th Ave.

Make Music NY is a free, live music celebration on the longest day of the year (Saturday, June 21), with more than 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across NYC. Some Queens venues include Astoria, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Long Island City and Sunnyside. Free admission and the event is held the entire day. Go on makemusicny.org for more information.

What is a polliwog anyway? Children learn the answer to this question and many more while observing and handling real frogs on Saturday, June 21. Participants discover how frogs eat and move, and study their fascinating life cycle. The program, “Fantastic Frogs and Polliwogs,” includes games, a craft, a snack and a hike in search of frog eggs and tadpoles. Limited to 12 participants ages 5 and 6, and they must be toilet trained. The event is held at Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Blvd. from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is $21 per child. Pre-registration required. Call 718-229-4000.

Sunday, June 22

The Queens Botanical Garden invites the public to a fun-filled day and celebration at their Summer Solstice and Festival de las Flores (Festival of the Flowers) from noon to 5 p.m. Come and enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including displays of Silletas, a floral tapestry and botanical sculptures, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, old-fashioned games, live music, face painting, food and craft vendors, and bilingual story time. For more information about the festival email Darcy Hector at dhector@queensbotanical.org or call 718-886-3800 ext. 330.

Enjoy a free outdoor concert co-sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the Bayside Historical Society located on the sledding hill at Crocheron Park from 6 to 8 p.m. The concert will feature Something In Between, who will play hits from the ‘60s through today. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Come learn about deciduous forests at the Alley Pond Environmental Center from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. What makes this ecosystem so special? Discoverers will meet animals that make their home in our forests and explore the forests within our park. Limited to eight participants and a snack is included. This program, “Young Discoverers Club – Forest Findings,” is for ages 8 to 12 and is $24 per child. The Center is located at 228-06 Northern 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.

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.

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Saturday, June 14

Don’t be a victim of identity theft! Come out to the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Ridgewood Savings Bank Community (RSB-Astoria Branch) “Shredding Event” at Ditmars Boulevard and Hazen Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Protect your personal and important legal papers by safely destroying everything free of charge. Limit: two boxes per person, and refreshments will be hosted by Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Co. For more information contact UCCA at 917-742-6975 or RSB-Astoria Branch at 718-274-5400.

The Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. and Idlewild Park Preservation Committee will be hosting a free reptile show in Idlewild Park Environmental Science Learning Center, “A World of Fun With Reptiles” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. Come meet alligators, a giant python snake, lizards, turtles, toads and all sorts of exotic reptiles. Children and adults of all ages are welcome and you can bring folding chairs or blankets. For more information contact 347-824-2301 or info@easternqueensalliance.org. The Center is located at the Idlewild Park Preserve Cricket Field at 223rd Street and 149th Avenue in Springfield Gardens.

Join vocalist Cassandra Hawkins and the CITG Jazz Band led by Sunny Knable in a unique blend of music and a traditional evening vespers service at 5 p.m. at  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave. in Forest Hills Gardens.

Sunday, June 15

The Briarwood Community Association and Melrose Credit Union, with support from Alba Pizzeria invite you to Briarwood Street Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at Manton and Main streets. There will be a magic show, arts and crafts, costume characters, a magic castle for the kids, music and dancing for everyone, free pizza, ice cream and soda. For further information call 718-297-4542. This event is free.

The Shops at Sky View Center will celebrate the beginning of summer with an afternoon of crafting colorful twig wind chimes from 2 to 4 p.m. Children are invited to participate in this craft activity, which includes painting and assembling their own wind chimes. The event is open for kids of all ages and their families and is located at 40-24 College Point Blvd in Flushing, at Level D.

Come join the annual, festive event at the Non-Denominational Art Fair at the Queens of Angels Church, where 30 artists will exhibit in the historic parish-meeting hall at corner of Skillman Avenue at 44th Street from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. There will be a special raffle for fathers for Father’s Day and a free glass of wine from Lowery Wines & Liquors with purchase of art!

The Queens Botanical Garden in collaboration with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens presents “Musical Color in the Garden” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 43-50 Main St. in Flushing. The Quintet of the Americas will perform and the composers are James Cohn and Matt Sullivan. Please RSVP by calling 718-261-7664 or by emailing LACCQ@aol.com. Free transportation to the concert will be available depending of the number of participants.

IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY brings “Neighbors (An Anti-Romantic Comedy)” to The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City at 8 p.m. “Neighbors” is a journey into the absurd situations experienced by two Italian immigrants in New York City. They have opposite personalities, but they are both products of a generation of no certainties. Tickets are $15 and are available for advance purchase at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/680060 and www.inscenany.com. The toll-free number for audience info is 866-207-3465.

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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Saturday, February 15 

The Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) is proud to present “Amazing Grace: From the Auction to the White House” as part of its Black History Month Celebration. “Amazing Grace: From the Auction to the White House” is a dance and theatrical event where audience participation is part of the performance. This event takes audience members through the journey of the African American experience from the auction block of slavery to the first black president in the White House. It is a journey that will greet participants as they enter the venue and follow them through the gallery of historical slave artifacts on display. The audience will witness dance performances that move through the various stages of American history. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $20, for more information call 718- 658-7400. JPAC is located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue.

Through February 23 

Check out the winners of the 2013 annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition at the New York Hall of Science. The annual competition recognizes excellence in photomicrography for images of things visible under a microscope, and this year included more than 100 winners from around the world. 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 February 23

Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running, at the Museum of the Moving Image examines the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. The exhibit takes a look at how the game has evolved and its place in culture, and features five playable games, from the original to the latest release. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through February 23

The Secret Theatre is pleased to announce a three week limited engagement of Kari Bentley-Quinn’s production of “The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens,” directed by New Voices Co-Director Christopher Diercksen. Main character Sybil Stevens is a Chicago-based flight attendant who finds her life completely changed when she is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash, and has to deal with the unexpected aftereffects of both the crash and her newfound fame. The Secret Theater is located at 44-02 23rd Street in LIC. Shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18.

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 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 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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Saturday, December 28 & Sunday, December, 29

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit offers a very special presentation of “EXIT STAGE LEFT” - a rollicking speed-of-light comedy. Harkening back to the days of vaudeville, “EXIT STAGE LEFT” packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus.  An ensemble of five present a wide range of old-fashioned family entertainment, from tap dance to live music to slapstick comedy at Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Show times are 2 & 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call the Box Office at 718-760-0064.

Sunday, December, 29

The Rego Park Jewish Center will be having a Singles Social & Dance on Sunday, December 29 from 2 to 6 p.m.Dance to the music of DJ Andrew Forman, refreshments served, $10 per person, for singles over 45. Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., between 64th and 65th Roads in Rego Park.

Through December 30

“ReMake the Holidays” at the New York Hall of Science. Build and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations, ice sculpting and a screening of “Bag It The Movie.” Cost is $8-$11 for museum admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona.

Through January 1
This holiday season, the imaginative, playful, and creative film and television work of Jim Henson will be celebrated by the Museum of the Moving Image in the screening series “Jim Henson’s World.” Beginning Dec. 21 the museum will screen “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.” This television special tells the story of Ma Otter and her son Emmet, who both secretly enter a talent contest to win money for Christmas presents for each other. These screenings also include Kermit the Frog’s segments, as well as outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, New York. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 19

For the duration of the Queens Museum’s expansion, Queens-based photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao has been in residence capturing the metamorphosis of the New York City Building. The resulting body of work, “New York City Building Time Lapse, 2009-2013: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao,” presents a series of 37 of Liao’s color photographs, including nine large-format 30 x 72 inch pigment ink prints, and a contact sheet of the same size consisting of 28 other images. Depicted in “Time Lapse” are worn walls in various states of demolition and construction and stairwells lined in original terra cotta tiles, reminiscent of the building’s Beaux-Arts architecture, in contrast with bird’s eye views of barrel-vaulted ceilings, revealing the modernist elements of the Grimshaw redesign. The Queens Museum is located in the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Call 718-592-9700 for more information.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

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.

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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Saturday, August 24

The Long Island City Community Boathouse invites adults with little to no paddling experience to a one-way paddle from Anable Basin to Hallets Cove. This moderately easy boating outing is perfect for adults 18 and older to enjoy the refreshing relief of the East River. Requests to take part can be found on the “Request–a-trip” page of the LIC Boathouse website and can be submitted from 15 days prior to the trip to 2 days prior. Confirmation emails will be sent out 1-2 days before the trip. This trip is free and contributions are gratefully accepted. Instruction and paddling is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.licboathouse.org.

Sunday, August 25

Flushing Town Hall presents “From Cuba to Mexico,” a musical presentation that features elements of Afro-Cuban styles, rhumba, mambo, Bolero and music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Among those performing will be Adela Dalto, vocalist for Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban jazz orchestra. Admission is free. Show starts at 2 p.m. for further information, call 718-463-7700.

Through Saturday, August 31

The Queens Botanical Garden hosts the EcoHouse exhibit, part of the Community Environmental EcoHouse. The EcoHouse offers a progressive, advanced, hands-on opportunity for people of all ages to see behind walls and underneath the floors of a modern home and the structures necessary to maintain homes. The EcoHouse teaches how to salvage energy by saving money and preserving natural ecosystems. Exhibit is free with admission to the garden. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org.

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be home to the Hair Cut A-Thon. Haircuts are $35 and include “wash ‘n’ styles” and will take place at 36-17 30th Avenue at Redken Saloon Salon. All funds will go to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For reservations and more information, call 718-956-3366.

Every Saturday in August

P.S 1, located in Long Island City, is the home of the Warm Up Party, a celebration of architecture that combines music and art. Every year a new architect installs a new design for courtyard grandeur. The Warm Up Party is free for all MoMA members and people with proof of residency in Long Island City. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For more information, call 718-784-2084.

Saturdays and Sundays this summer 

From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., every weekend this summer, Long Island City is home to the newest flea and food market in New York, LIC Flea & Food. Enjoy some great eats, find a hidden treasure in the market, discover new artists and great local vendors all while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Just blocks from the 7, E, M and G trains as well as the East River Ferry and parking across the street. Bring your friends and family to kick off the start of a perfect weekend. For more information, visit, www.licflea.com.

Saturdays and Sundays through August and September

Socrates Sculpture Park presents Parting, an innovative installation in Long Island City, which combines green initiatives, artistry, and architecture. The design incorporates elevated thresholds and slopes, nets, chain links, and hybrid framing structures to create a state-of-the-art design. Appropriately located in one of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods, which is also home to an expanding art scene, Parting encompasses elements of modernism and curiosity.  Parting is located on 43-29 Crescent Street, in a converted asphalt parking lot adjacent to M. Wells Steakhouse. The lot will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through to 2014. Parting is the first art design project located in the lot and the first project of Socrates Sculpture Park outside of its park in northern Long Island City. The development is supported by Rockrose Development Corporation and engineered by native New York architects Jerome W. Haferd and K. Brandt Knapp. For further information, visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

The New York Hall of Science’s 3D theater is showing “The Last Reef,” an underwater journey that explores the unrivaled biodiversity of coral reefs. “The Last Reef” draws parallels between coral reefs, underwater centers vital to marine life, and cities, which bustle with human exchange. While this 3-dimensional feature is an entertaining experience, it also communicates the disturbing reality that coral reefs, which have been perhaps the most enduring and essential life forms in Earth’s history, are being threatened with extinction as a result of human pollution. Screening times are Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 6 and older. For more information, visit www.nysci.org.

Through August and September

The Museum of Moving Image will screen “Single Stream” by Powel Wojtasik, Toby Lee, and Ernst Karel. Focused on the themes of excess, waste, and the consequences of a high-consuming culture, “Single Stream” offers a reflection of American society by exploring a recovery facility in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which sorts out refuse that is processed daily for recycling. The audience discovers the systems upon which the plant is run and captures the intricate processes contrived to treat the immense amount of waste Americans produce on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

Through September 1

The New York Hall of Science presents “Space Junk: 3D,” which examines the science behind collisions that occur around Earth’s orbit. This theater presentation takes the audience over 20,000 miles from Earth’s surface in examining the danger of excess debris in space and the possible methods to preserve Earth’s orbits. “Space Junk” employs visually enthralling effects with pragmatic themes to creative an educational and entertaining experience. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, plus NYSCI admission. Showings are daily. For more information, visit www.nysci.org.

The New York Hall of Science explores the physics of airplane engineering in the 3D Theater Presentation: “Legends of Flight.” Included is the first public flight of the revolutionary Airbus A380 and 787. In addition to NYSCI admission, cost is $6 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens.  Daily screening time is 1:30 p.m. For further information, visit www.nysci.org.

The Noguchi Museum hosts “Highlights of the Collection: Reworked,” an exhibition that explores artist Isamu Noguchi returning to a piece of work to develop it further. The first example is his work that was inspired by his mentor Constantin Brancusi. The second area of work on display is Noguchi’s interlocking stone structures of the 1940s, which includes some wood structures. The third example on display is Noguchi’s work from the 1960s and 1980s that utilized chisel to carve raw marble. The last area of focus is Noguchi’s set designs made for Martha Graham, most notably sculptures that were intended for practical use. For more information, call 718-204-7088.

The Museum of Moving Image presents “Fun City: New York in the Movies 1967-1975,” an exhibit organized by curator J. Hoberman. Fun City explores how New York City became the setting for motion picture films in the late 1960s.  In conjunction with Mayor John V. Linday’s executive order that allowed filming on the city’s streets, Hollywood producers captured the feel of urban life in the form of tough cop films, dark urban stories, and dismal comedies. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

Through September 15

The Museum of Moving Image features “Cut Up,” an exhibition that explores the art of re-editing media in order to construct new work. “Cut Up” focuses on self-taught editors who provide supplementary content to media using contemporary tools and methods of distribution. The exhibition examines films, music videos, television series, and news broadcasts to explore the themes, techniques, and genres that have come about over the last decade. For more information, call 718-777-6888.

Through September 21

The New York Hall of Science explores how videogame design, music production, roller coaster architecture, and other creative professions use math and science to help them create their designs in “Design Zone.” The exhibit is constituted of numerous minor hands-on projects including “Drum Machine,” “Music Mix,” “Turn Tables,” “Sound Graph,” “Whack-a-Phone,” “Slide-a-Phone,” “Digital Strings,” “Laster Light DJ” and “Light Show DJ.” Among the applied concepts that are explored in “Design Zone” are length, pitch, ratios, rhythm, scale, pattern, and slope. Cost is free with NYSCI admission. For more information, call 718-699-0005.

Through Sunday, October 27

The Museum of Moving Image presents “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in ‘Breaking Bad”, as part of its main exhibition “Behind the Screen”. “Breaking Bad” follows the life of high school chemistry teacher Walter White who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and turns to cooking meth to ensure his family is financially stable. “From Mr. Chips to Scarface” explores how the filmmakers signify Walter’s metamorphosis though the use of props, costumes, and color schemes. Among the props on display are Walter’s yellow oxford shirt and khaki pants as well as HAZMAT suit, gas mask, apron and boots. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

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