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.
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.
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.