SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: COLONIAL CRAFT CORNER – This is an educational day of Colonial arts and crafts for students with special needs (see below)
SAMITA SINHA AND BRIAN CHASE: COPY THIS SPACE
Vocal artist Sinha and drummer Chase respond to the sounds of the museum, sculpting a space for listening within the cavernous skylight atrium. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona. 2 p.m.
‘SILENCE OF THE LAMBS’
A screening of Jodie Foster’s film as part of A Better Jamaica’s Classic Film Fridays. Free. Rufus King Park, vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street, Jamaica, 8:20 p.m.
FROM “FOREST HILLS: BIRTHPLACE OF PUNK” TO “ROCK ROCK ROCKAWAY BEACH”
Take a tour of the land of musicians, degenerates, and dentists, otherwise known as Forest Hills. See the birthplace of the Ramones. Hear firsthand accounts of the group’s upbringing and years on the road from Ramones accomplice and tour manager Monte Melnick. The tour then hits a bus to a Punk Rock concert at the Low Tide Bar at the Beach 97th concession in Rockaway Beach. It begins at the Ramones exhibition at Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Join tour at the Queens Museum, grab a ticket for the bus, or meet at the beach. 2 to 9 p.m.
OPENING OF INSIDE AND OUT SHOW
Dora Sofia Caputo showcases floral photographs of dahlias and sunflowers in the gallery as these real flowers bloom in the garden. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, This event runs through Oct. 9.
GOTHAM FISH TALES
This documentary focuses on people who fish in New York City. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC. 1 p.m.
‘VOYAGE TO CYTHERA’
The Weeping Meadow, 6:30 pm. Screened as part of a retrospective on Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, “Voyage to Cythera” follows a successful middle-aged filmmaker who looks on as his father returns from exile in the Soviet Union to find his village being expropriated by capitalists who want to turn it into a ski resort. The Weeping Meadow takes place in 1919, after the newly formed Soviet Union has exiled Greeks from Odessa. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District. 3 p.m.
Learn how to harness a rubber band’s elasticity to create a propeller-powered car. $5 per adult/child pair, plus museum admission. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
COLONIAL CRAFT CORNER
This is an educational day of Colonial arts and crafts for students with special needs. Make Cornhusk dolls and learn about their history in the lives of children from the past. $15. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, 10 a.m.
ALIVE N’ KICKIN’
Watch a cover band play hits from the 1960s to today as part of the Katz Concert Series. Free. Fort Totten, Cross Island Parkway and Totten Avenue, Bayside. 5 p.m.
CAPULLI DANCE COMPANY
This group performs Mexican folk dances as part of the Summer Sundays in the Park series. Free. Travers Park, 78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights. 4 p.m.
REACTIONARY: A EXPLORATION OF POETRY AND PLACE
A workshop and reading that explores history, motion, and place, using the museum as inspiration. Participants draw from Latimer’s life and career as well as from articles inside his home, the home’s architecture, and the encompassing neighborhood. Lewis H. Latimer House. 2:30 p.m.
HIGH AND MIGHTY BRASS
This group combines New Orleans funk and R&B with Hip Hop and Afro-Beat. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. 3:30 p.m.
THE MOTH STORYSLAM
All are invited to this competitive storytelling event whose theme is “neighborhood.” $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. at 8 p.m.
SUMMERSTAGE: BLACK MOON AND SMIF-N-WESSUN
These Hip-Hop groups perform hits from their debut albums Enta Da Stage and Dah Shinin, respectively. Free. Queensbridge Park, vicinity of Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street, LIC. 7 p.m.
1950’s DOO WOP
The New York Exceptions Band does Doo Wop as part of the 2016 Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series. Free. Public space at 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village, 7 p.m.
A Reggae/Ska band performs as part of the Live at the Gantries series. Free. Gantry Plaza State Park, between 49th and 50th avenues along the East River, LIC, 7 p.m.
PAINTING AND PLANTING
The Garden Creativi-TEA series offers workshops and delicious iced tea on consecutive Tuesdays through Aug. 9. This date’s activity involves painting and planting. $3/$6 per family. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing,1 p.m.
SUMMERSTAGE: DIANNE REEVES
This Grammy-winning jazz vocalist shares the stage with DJ Greg Caz, who has been spinning since the 1990s. Free. Queensbridge Park, vicinity of Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street, LIC, 7 p.m.
‘RIVERS AND TIDES’
A film about British earthworks artist Andy Goldsworthy, who uses twigs, grass, mud, ice, water, leaves, stones to fashion delicate labyrinthine objects that transform over a period of hours or days, or self-destruct within moments of reaching their pinnacle of perfection. Plus, food from Max Bratwurst und Bier and music from Emily Wolf. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 7 p.m.
WALK WOODSIDE AVENUE
Take a guided tour with official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum. Check out Woodside Avenue, which traverses a 19th century cityscape near the LIRR, spans Roosevelt Avenue’s diversity, and ends in the Asian neighborhood in Elmhurst. Expect a recycled trolley terminal structure, a five-story Thai Buddhist temple, Romanian and Burmese churches, a hidden railroad, and an antebellum farmhouse. $15. Meet on the south side of the Northern Boulevard subway stop for the M and R trains. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tour will start at 6 p.m.
A screening from the Movies on the Green series. Free. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale, 7 p.m.