Events In Queens: August 26-Sept. 1, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: SAVING JAMAICA BAY The Queens World Film Festival screens an award-winning documentary (see below)

THURSDAY 8/25

JAZZMOBILE BLOCK PARTY
Satchmo’s last party of the summer features music by merengue band Fulanito, Latin jazz percussionist Steve Kroon, and plenty of art and hula hooping. 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona

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WHEELCHAIR SPORTS FEDERATION SOFTBALL CLINICS
The sport is very similar to traditional softball, but played by athletes using wheelchairs, with some differences in the rules. People of all ages are welcome to join us and learn the game. No experience is required and the program is free. This event repeats every week on Thursday in Forest Park at Victory Field from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. until Sept. 20. Volunteers are of course welcome to join us as well! For more info. call (631) 374-2337 or s2285@optonline.net.

SIXTH ANNUAL JOB FAIR
In efforts to continue to decrease the unemployment rate in Queens, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), Woodside on the Move and Queens Center will be hosting the Sixth Annual Employment Assessment and Recruitment Fair, which will allow job seekers to submit resumes and possibly be interviewed by over 40 employers at the Queens Center Food Court from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SAVING JAMAICA BAY
The Queens World Film Festival screens an award-winning documentary on Jamaica Bay directed by Sunnyside resident Dan Hendrick. A short documentary on a charming horticulturalist, Christopher’s Garden is also showing. Free. Kissena Corridor Park, Main Street and Elder Avenue, Flushing

FRIDAY 8/26

R. KELLY
The Grammy-, Billboard- and AMA-winner R. Kelly hosts a night for the ages with Will Traxx, Superstar Jay and Kid Capri. 9 p.m. $65. Resorts World Casino, New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica

THE TEE TONES
This band performs a cappella, R&B, and Motown as part of an outdoor music series presented at 5 p.m. by Kupferberg Center for the Arts and the Queens Parks Department. Free. Brookville Park, vicinity of 149th Avenue and 232nd Street, Rosedale

SEE IT BIG!
The experience is more powerful when watching these films on a huge screen. Let’s Spend the Night Together (Aug. 26, 7 p.m.; Aug. 28, 4 p.m.) follows the Rolling Stones on their 1981 North American tour. Star! (Aug. 27, 3 p.m. and Aug. 28, 7 p.m.) is a biopic on Gertrude Lawrence, a celebrated English performer who rose up from music halls to become a famed fixture on the West End and Broadway. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District

SATURDAY 8/27

¡OYE CORONA!
This monthly cultural celebration includes exercise classes, art workshops and live performances. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Corona Plaza, 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, http://bit.ly/2bxbqdE

COLONIAL CRAFT CORNER
10 am. Make Cornhusk dolls and learn a little about their history during this educational event for students with special needs. $15 for one student and an accompanying guardian. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.

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OMAR’S SUMMER CELEBRATION AT FOREST PARK CAROUSEL
Come celebrate summer with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity passion, amusement and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained! Forest Park carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller, and is (since 2013) a NYC landmark. Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Café & Creamery snack bar. Contact the NY Carousel at (718) 788-2676 or info@nycarousel.com.

KARTEMQUIN DOCUMENTARY RETROSPECTIVEKaufman-Studios
Watch films that explore social justice and American lives: Sports Action Pro-Files (Aug. 27, 1 pm; Aug. 28, 1 p.m.) looks at the country’s most talented athletes; A Good Man (Aug. 27, 2:30 p.m.) follows Tony award-winning-dance choreographer Bill T. Jones; The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Aug. 27, 4:30 p.m.) looks at the boxer’s life outside the ring; Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes (Aug. 28, 2:30 p.m.) chronicles artist Leon Golub, who is known for his violent paintings depicting scenes of torture and physical trauma; Almost There (Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m.) explores troubled artist Peter Anton and his dilapidated house; and Raising Bertie (Aug. 28, 7 p.m.), which is about education in rural communities. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District

WOODY + PETE’S HONKY TONK
An open mic in collaboration with LaGuardia Community College’s English Department. Suggested six-minute time slots for readings, more for acoustic performances. 7 p.m. Free. Hydroponic Garden Centers, 146-47 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing

SUNDAY 8/28

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FAREWELL LANDMARK
The closing ceremony for the Landmark installation includes HawtPlates performing “House or Home,” a series of vocal meditations on ownership and the American dream, inspired by Toni Morrison’s novel Home and the experimental writing of French author Georges Perec. 4 p.m. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC

¡RETUMBA!
A multi-ethnic, all-female music and dance ensemble interweaves African, European, American and Caribbean sounds. 3:30 p.m. Free. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

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BENEFIT BRUNCH: FLUSHING ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An afternoon of food, drink, art, jewelry, antiques and memorabilia to benefit the host. Abstract expressionist paintings and prints by renowned Astoria artist William Clark Wallis and dolls by Japanese artisan Hisumi Tokuhata are included. New York Epicurean Events hosts a grand buffet and Bloody Mary bar. $45. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

BANGLA CINE AWARDS
This ceremony features some of the biggest names in Bangladeshi movies as 18 films compete in 25 categories for the coveted Bangla Cine Award. 8 p.m. $35-$100. Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 63-50 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

NONSTOP METROPOLIT WALKING TOUR WITH GARNETTE CADOGAN
Cadogan, editor-at-large for Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, explores Flushing. 3:50 p.m. Free, but RSVP to preddy@queensmuseum.org. Meet at St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing

PUSS AND BOOTS
Theater for New York City and City Parks present puppet shows at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Free. Travers Park, 78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights

WOMEN AT THE FRONTLINE OF MASS VIOLENCE WORLDWIDE
An opening for an exhibit featuring 19 photographs and video testimonies of female victims of genocide and mass violence throughout the world, and a panel discussion with Patrice Bensimon, director of Yahad-In Unum Research Center; Rochelle Saidel, founder and executive director of Remember the Women Institute; and Amy Traver, associate sociology professor at Queensborough Community College. 1 p.m. Free. Kupferberg Holocaust Research Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside

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