PUBLIC BEACHES OPEN (see below)
This drama follows the struggles of a working class African American couple in New York City. The film was made for public television in 1980, but it went unseen for many years. The schedule includes 7:30 p.m. on May 25, 1 p.m. on May 26 and 1 p.m. on May 27. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2wZRj2s.
CineVardaUtopia: The Films Of Agnès Varda Part II
Watch nine feature films and documentaries by a prolific Belgian-born French director who explores realism, feminist issues and social commentary with an experimental style. The series runs through June 10. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2wYY7gS.
Movies Under The Stars: “Coco”
Bring a blanket and watch a film about a boy who journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. Free. 8 p.m. Frank D. O’Connor Playground, vicinity of Broadway and 77 Street, Elmhurst, https://on.nyc.gov/2LlkvnF.
PUBLIC BEACHES OPEN
The city’s beaches—including the Rockaways, from Beach 9th Street to Beach 149th Street on the Atlantic Ocean—open for the season this Memorial Day weekend at 10 a.m. https://on.nyc.gov/2ICnCtG.
Beat the Drum For Haiti
Music, theater, dance, food, arts and crafts. 6 p.m. Admission is $40 or $15 for children. I.S. 192, 109-89 204th St., St. Albans, http://bit.ly/2rZ5uzT.
Celebrate the International Day of Light by creating a sculpture and then capturing it as a hologram in 3D with laser light with Martina Mrongovius from the Center for the Holographic Arts. Noon. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2rTcxtZ.
Concert By Schola Sine Nomine
An evening of classical choral pieces by an Ozone Park-based chorus. Program includes Palestrina, Schubert, Bruckner, Gounod and the world premiere of “Ave Maria” by chorus member Shawn Chang. 7 p.m. $5 for walk-ins, but free with RSVP to email@example.com or (347) 878-6614. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens.
Stargazing Wonders: Astronomy Night
Professor/astronomer Mark Freilich leads an indoor Q&A and an outdoor sky-viewing. Expect to see the Big Dipper, Arcturus, Bootes and Spica. 7:30 p.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2kd2XxR.
Birding: Hawk Watch
Urban Park Rangers take participants to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. 10 a.m. Meet in Astoria Park Parking Lot, 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue, https://on.nyc.gov/2IBPWZ3.
Weedy Nomad: A Performative Field Study
Artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy lead an interactive workshop and ecological field study. Learn strategies for bioremediation, wild plant mapping, soil quality testing and assessing the health of urban landscapes. Free-will donation. 2 p.m. Windmill Community Garden, 39-22 29th St., Long Island City, https://on.nyc.gov/2IBJ2TG.
Memorial Day Parades
Memorial Day parades will be held in Queens at 11 a.m. on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills and 2 p.m. on 28th Avenue in College Point.
A foodie tour through Elmhurst that includes Thai, Colombian, Mexican and Indonesian tastes and visits to a Buddhist temple. $59 admission includes food, but not personal beverages. 1 p.m. Meet at NY Supermarket (aka Pacific Market), 75-01 Broadway, http://bit.ly/2rYlfaf.
Bird Walk With NYC Audubon
Spot and identify creatures of flight with experts. Free with admission. 9:30 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2rYJHrj.
Movies Under The Stars: “Captain Underpants”
Bring a blanket and watch a family-friendly comedy about two pranksters who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a superhero. Free. 8 p.m. The Painter’s Playground, vicinity of Alderton Street and Dieterle Crescent, Rego Park, https://on.nyc.gov/2KJHWFY.
Memorial Day Parades
Memorial Day Parades will be held at 2 p.m. on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck and Douglaston, 1 p.m. on Grand Avenue in Maspeth, 9 a.m. on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton, 11 a.m. on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale and Ridgewood, 11 a.m. in Coleman Square in Howard Beach and 11:30 a.m. on 243rd Street in Rosedale.
Walking Tour Of Old Astoria
Borough Historian Jack Eichenbaum leads a stroll from the Ferry Landing, located at 3-10 Astoria Blvd., to Socrates Sculpture Park, the Welling Court murals and Astoria Park before ending at Bohemian Hall. 6 p.m. $20.