Events In Queens: July 21-27, 2017

SPOTLIGHT

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival (see below)

FRIDAY 7/21
Broadway in the Boros

Vignettes by stars from Broadway shows “Anastasia” and the Tony-winning “Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812.” Free, noon, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2vvyJcS.

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Classic Hitchcock Film Fridays
Watch Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller “The Birds,” during which a northern California coastal town experiences unexplained and chaotic attacks by ordinary birds. Free, dusk, Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2uaIUHf.

SATURDAY 7/22
The Jim Henson Exhibition

The Museum of the Moving Image will celebrate the opening of a permanent exhibition that explores Jim Henson’s work for film and television and his impact on popular culture. Check out nearly 300 objects, including 47 puppets. “The Muppet Show” and “Sesame Street” are only part of the fun. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2tyDlxq.

The Anderson Brothers
Identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone. They are best known for their unique renditions of classic jazz and innovative original music. $20, 2 p.m., Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2t9gglO.

International Music Fest
The festival will include food trucks, craft activities and dancing to Brooklyn Raga Massive (India), Akoko Nante (Africa) and Radio Jarocho (Vera Cruz).

Free, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave., http://bit.ly/2u2i5DT.

Art Stroll
The Long Island City Cultural Alliance offers a tour of Materials for the Arts and its current exhibition by artist-in-residence Dianne Smith and the Flux Factory. The tour will end at the Windmill Community Garden for snacks. $12 general admission and $7 for seniors, 2 p.m., Meet at MFTA, 33-00 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2u38aOt.

World’s Fair History Bike Ride
Bring a helmet or borrow one from Bike NY during this bike ride at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 11 a.m., Meet outside the Aquatics Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2tyMsym.

Summer of Women Film Series
The Greater Astoria Historical Society will host a screening and discussion of the Katharine Hepburn classic “Woman of the Year” as part of a series commemorating the 100th anniversary of female suffrage in New York State. Free, 1 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2ushlZI.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
A community group takes on a classic. Performances will be held on July 22 at 8 p.m.; July 23 at 2:30 p.m.; July 28 at 8 p.m.; July 29 at 8 p.m.; and July 30 at 2:30 p.m. $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and $12 for children. Maggie’s Little Theater, St. Margaret Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl., Middle Village, http://bit.ly/2t9bzYY.

“Blissville: An Investigation”
Filmmaker Hank Linhart screens his documentary on a little known Queens neighborhood. $5, 2:30 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2efIfN0.

SUNDAY 7/23
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
This event in Jamaica will include jerk cuisine, cooking contests, celebrities, cultural performances, reggae, soca and dancehall. $35, noon to 8 p.m., Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley boulevards, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2t9lPR6.

Savory Asian Pancakes
Made from dough—not batter—Asian pancakes are typical street fare in China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and of course, Flushing. Hsing-Lih Chou, a promoter of Taiwanese and Chinese culture, and a panel of chefs teach attendees how to make this treat. Noon, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2vaGZzz.

Colombian Independence Day
The FolkCOLOMBIA School of Dance and Music presents expressive traditions, such as Tambora and Torbellino. Special guests include Osiris Barcenas and her kids dance troupe; the WHIN Music Project orchestra, conducted by Maestro José Iglesias; Johanna Castaneda’s Joropo Ensemble; Gaita master Martín Vejarano; and the NYC Gaita Club. Free, noon, Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2t9rYg4.

Flushing Creek Bike Tour
NYC H2O and the Guardians of Flushing Bay offer a 3.5-mile tour, which ends in a ride with the Empire Boat Dragon Team in Flushing Bay. Sergey Kadinsky, who wrote “Hidden Waters of New York City,” leads. $20, 10 a.m., http://bit.ly/2vhkQz0.

Dr. K’s Motown Revue
This group stays true to its Motown roots. Free, 6 p.m., O’Donohue Park, Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 17th Street, Far Rockaway, http://bit.ly/2tGxYy1.

MONDAY 7/24
The Moth StorySLAM: Cravings
Storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked and storytellers take the stage. The evening’s topic is “cravings.” $10, 7:30 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2vvcSCq.

“Finding Dory”
The 2017 Movies on the Waterfront Series kicks off with “Finding Dory.” Free, dusk, Astoria Park Great Lawn, 19 19th St., http://bit.ly/2tjPDP1.

TUESDAY 7/24
Conjunto Guantanamo
This group plays Afro-Cuban jazz as part of the Live at the Gantries series. Free, 7 p.m., Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2v4Knvi.

Italian Heritage Night
Enjoy Italian pop tenor Elio Scaccio as part of the Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series. Free, 7 p.m., 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village, http://bit.ly/2vbcA4e.

Summer Reading Series
Discuss George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” with historians. (Book not provided.) Free, 6:30 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2tjH6vv.

 

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