Events In Queens: June 23-29, 2017

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“Bwoy”
This is the exclusive New York City engagement of “bwoy,” which stars Anthony Rapp as a suburban man who becomes entangled in a chaotic, passionate online affair with Yenny, a young Jamaican man. Times vary. The film will screen through July 2. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
This movie kicks off the fourth annual CinemaLIC program, which will periodically screen free outdoor movies until Sept. 15. The film begins at sunset. Free. Long Island City Landing, Center Boulevard and 51st Avenue, Long Island City.

After School Festival
The city’s Parks Department will host a festival at Rochdale Park that will include inflatables, games, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, ices and a variety of other events. Free, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rochdale Park, Rochdale Village.

SATURDAY 6/24
Backlot Arts Festival
This neighborhood-wide extravaganza, which runs through June 25, will feature more than 30 events, including films, exhibits, performances, music, a fashion show and cocktail-making at various venues. The festival is free, with the exception of events being held in conjunction at the Museum of the Moving Image, which will offer two-for-one admission.
Kaufman Arts District, a 24-block area near 31st Street, 34th Avenue, Steinway Street and 37th Avenue in Astoria.

Met Opera Summer Recital Series
Listen to performances by Met stars and discover rising soprano So Young Park, tenor Petr Nekoranec and baritone Hyung Yun during this outdoor performance. Dan Saunders plays the piano. 7 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.

Latin American Cuisine
Participants will be able to taste foods from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay on a guided tour by Myra Alperson, of Noshwalks. The event includes a stop at a large market offering produce and packaged goods from Central and South America. Meet at 1 p.m. in front of Capital One Bank, 37-02 82nd St., Jackson Heights.

Long Island City And Astoria Love Letter
This outdoor event features an afternoon of storytelling, music, interactive art and an open mic celebrating the people and culture along the Western Queens waterfront. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.

Ricardo “Panman” Steel Panband
Visitors will be able to enjoy live Caribbean music during this performance in the Rockaways. Free, 4 p.m., Beach 20th Street Pedestrian Plaza, Far Rockaway.

Dance Entropy Performances
Dance Entropy presents a performance that includes “Wild Kingdom,” an exploration of the playful antics of animals, and “Dandia,” a modern take on the traditional Indian stick dance. Free, 1 p.m., Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center,
69-61 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

Summer Festival
King Manor Museum will host an afternoon of family fun with historic games, crafts and bubbles. The festival runs from noon to 4 p.m. Free. King Manor Museum, inside King Park at 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica.

SUNDAY 6/25
Hablas y Te Salvas
Christopher Moncayo-Torres tells the story of Alexis, an Ecuadorian-American amateur live storyteller. As she experiments with her first work-in-progress in the only venue she can afford—her apartment near the 7 train—memory and identity intermingle to help her to reconstruct her family history. Free, 2 p.m., Tacuba Restaurant, 35-01 36th St., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.

Newtown Literary Issue Reading
The staff and contributors of Newtown Literary celebrate the publication’s fifth anniversary and the release of its landmark 10th issue. The journal publishes Queens writers and poets, several of whom will read their work. Free, 4 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.

TUESDAY 6/27
Reception for Words Like Love: Alphaville, First Scenes
Celebrate Alejandro Cesarco’s exhibition, which is on view on a billboard at Jackson Avenue and Queens Plaza until July 2, 6 p.m., SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City.

WEDNESDAY 6/28
Taking It To The Streets: 1950s NY Through The Lens Of Flushing Photographer Frank Oscar Larson
This Queens Historical Society exhibition opens on June 25, but the related lecture is June 28. Flushing resident Larson captures the humble, the mundane and the ordinary. $5 suggested donation, 6 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.

Impermanent Landscape
Dance Entropy will hold an outdoor performance set against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. The piece is inspired by the ideas of cubism, perspective, perception and impermanence. Free, 7 p.m., Long Island City Landing, 52 Center Blvd., Long Island City.

Religion in North Flushing
Official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum will lead a walking tour of Flushing’s religious institutions. 6 p.m. Meet in front of St. George Episcopal Church, Main Street and 39th Avenue.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
An outdoor screening of the blockbuster film will be held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The film’s story involves the Rebel Alliance trying to steal the plans for the Death Star. Free, 8 p.m., The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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