Events In Queens April 27-May 3, 2018

PolarQT

“The Polar Bears Go Up” (see below)

FRIDAY 4/27
Astoria Symphony Orchestra

The Astoria Symphony Orchestra will play the glorious sounds of the classical period—Mozart and Hadyn—during this concert, which is paired with American composer J. Scott McKenzie’s world premiere. Admission is $20 to $30. 8 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St., Astoria, http://bit.ly/2n186JV.

City Nature Challenge 2018
Download the free iNaturalist app and become a City Nature Challenge 2018 Citizen Scientist. Every time you see wildlife and plants in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, snap a photo with the app and it automatically gets logged into the competition by date, location and species. The city with the most wildlife and wild plants properly identified wins. No pets, house plants or zoo animals. The event will run through April 30. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2HnQDVv.

Americans In Paris And Back Again
Quintet of the Americas, the borough’s renowned woodwind group, explores the influence of Nadia Boulanger, the famous French 20th century composition teacher. Free. 1 p.m. Community Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd St., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2K6wWDg.

“The Wedding Singer”
A musical comedy by a community-based troupe. The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. through May 5. The Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy Auditorium, 179-14 Danly Rd., Jamaica Estates, http://bit.ly/2fnAUfr.

Queens Crossing Painting Night Out
Create a masterpiece on canvas with artist Jason Lee. Live DJ and free drinks. $20 admission includes painting kits. 6:30 p.m. The Food Court at Queens Crossing, 136-17 39th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2G9UfJV.

Melinda Ring/Special Projects and Renée Archibald: Shiny Angles In Angular Time
Back-to-back performance art premieres. The show will perform on Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and April 28 and May 5 at 3 p.m. Admission is $20. The performance will be held through May 5. The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2HMjdU0.

SATURDAY 4/28
“The Polar Bears Go Up”
The Polar Bears are back for this children’s play. This time, the two intrepid explorers go up in balloons. A workshop will be held at 12:30 pm. The performance begins at 2:15 p.m. Admission is $14 or $8 for children. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2vDYNYj.

Konnakol Jazz
A performance by Arun Luthra, a saxophonist and practitioner of konnakol, a vocalized form of South Indian classical music. Free. 6 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2Hn09w8.

Latin Dance Fiesta
Four dance companies from four countries: Spanish Flamenco, Argentine Tango, Grupo Folclórico Batey with traditional dances from the Dominican Republic and Brazilian Capoeira and Samba. 8 p.m. Admission is $20 to $30. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2HkWScr.

Wandering Woodhaven
Noshwalks guide Myra Alperson leads a stroll that includes tastes of Central America, Guyana, Mexico, Poland and Colombia. Noon. Meet at Woodhaven Post Office, 86-42 Forest Pkwy., http://bit.ly/2qT1n7h.

Holi, The Spring Festival Of Colors
The Hindu Temple Society of North America hosts this annual religious celebration that includes vibrant colors, dance, music and the triumph of good over evil. 2 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2HlD3Ss.

Staged Reading Of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 2”
Produced by the Woodside-based theater company Hip to Hip, this reading features an accomplished Broadway cast. 2 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2HkWMG2.

NYC Tai Chi And Qigong Day
Celebrate this citywide day with films, demonstrations and open practice in the courtyard. Expect Master Pingzhen Cheng, of Sun Style Internal Martial Arts. 9 a.m. to noon. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2JmJ2am.

Autism Awareness Action Day
Play4Autism offers crafts, vendors, a live DJ, face-painting and more. Noon to 5 p.m. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale, http://bit.ly/2vGTjfo.

“The Apocalypse Plays”
A reading of a piece by Alex Rubin. Life on Earth is nearing extinction, and survivors struggle in a world that can no longer support humanity. 8 p.m. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2Hq9Mdy.

SUNDAY 4/29
Arbor Fest

This annual celebration of trees and the environment includes lawn games, botanical demos, puppet shows, a petting zoo, food vendors, a beer-and-wine garden and crafts. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2HTdFEF.

1918 WWI Cavalry
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s end. Meet living historians, who talk and act the life of a Great War soldier. Horses, too. Free, but donations accepted. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-11 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/2HSHZiC.

Masterworks Concert: Fancy-Free And Enigmatic
This Queens Symphony Orchestra show’s first half is a salute to Leonard Bernstein on his 100th birthday year with music from his first major Broadway hit—Fancy Free. The second half features Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a colorful musical sketchbook of the composer’s friends. 3 p.m. LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, vicinity of Reeves Avenue and Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, http://bit.ly/2HXFGeo.

Noguchi Talks Sunday
Exhibiting artist Miya Ando and curator Dakin Hart discuss Miya Ando: Clouds, an installation of two site-specific sculptures that’s on view until Aug. 19. Free with admission. 3 p.m. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2vDzTrR.

WEDNESDAY 5/2
Celebrating Local Champions Reception

A night of networking and socializing over hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine and beer. Honorees are St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Adolfo Steve Vazquez, of Queenscapes.nyc. 6 p.m. $100. West Side Tennis Club, One Tennis Place, Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2Hl0iAe.

Monthly Jazz Jam
Held on the first Wednesday of every month, these sessions are a fun way for musicians to hone skills and jam with peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome. Don’t play? Come listen. 7 p.m. $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2HljtcZ.

Growing Korean Crops In Queens
The Evergreen Community Garden is hosting a tour of the garden, during which participants will be able to hear from garden members about the traditional crops and growing methods at the site. The garden has nearly 300 plots and encompasses five acres. Free. 5:30 p.m. Evergreen Community Garden in Kissena Corridor Park, 47-32 Colden St., Flushing.

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