What to do this weekend in Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |


See Audra McDonald preform at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 5.

Saturday, October 5

Kupferberg Presents, the entertainment hub of Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, announces the first act of its 2013-2014 season with the incredible musical talents of Audra McDonald, one of today’s most versatile and highly regarded performers.  McDonald will be joined onstage by a jazz ensemble for an intimate evening of song on Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. in her only New York City fall performance.  She will perform favorite selections from her storied Broadway career as well as songs from her critically acclaimed new album, GO BACK HOME (Nonesuch). At Colden Auditorium, Queens College (65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing. Tickets are $89, $69, $50 and $30 and are available online at www.KupferbergPresents.org or by phone at 718-793-8080. Tickets may also be purchased at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts Colden Auditorium Box Office on the campus of Queens College.

More than 1,000 Queens residents will join together to celebrate the estimated 1,067,187 Americans affected by blood cancers, by lighting up Victory Field at Forest Park with illuminated balloons at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. Participants will walk a two mile route carrying lit balloons–white for patients and survivors, red for supporters and caregivers and gold for those walking in memory of loved ones lost. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.  at Victory Field in Forest Park (Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard). For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/nyc.

Sunday, October 6

The Queens County Farm captures the essence of autumn in its Kickoff to Fall. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy apple cider, donuts, Hudson Valley apples and pie. Admission is free. For additional details, call 718-347-3276

Saturdays and Sundays through October 27

Long Island City is home to the newest flea and food market in New York, LIC Flea & Food, every weekend, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., through October 27. 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. Located at 5-25 46th Avenue, LIC Flea is 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.

Through October 27

Celebrate fall and get lost in the three-acre Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum. The adventure will begin with the “stalk talk,” a group interactive that prepares you for the challenges of finding your way through the maze, recognizing clues and solving puzzles. Maze will be open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but if you are feeling up to the challenge, be sure to be a part of Maze by the Moonlight on Saturdays, October 5 and 12 when the maze will be open until 9 p.m. admission is $9. For more information, call 718-347-3276.

Through November 10 

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) was the flawless Hollywood director whose distinct personal style can be seen in classics such as “Scarface,” “To Have and Have Not,” “His Girl Friday,” “Twentieth Century” and “Rio Bravo.” The film series presents a 39-film retrospective of the great American director who made films in almost every conceivable genre, while maintaining a style that was direct, energetic, and lucid. Series highlights include new, rarely seen, and/or restored archival 35mm prints of “Ball of Fire”(1942); “I Was a Male War Bride” (1949); “Scarface “(1932); “The Dawn Patrol “(1930); “Only Angels Have Wings”(1939); as well as the silent feature “Fig Leaves” (1927) and much more. All films shown are directed by Howard Hawks, unless otherwise noted and all titles will be shown on film. At the Museum of the Moving Image