Events In Queens: Sept. 15-21, 2017

Spotlight

The Huapango Festival (see below)

FRIDAY 9/15
“Jimmy and Carolyn”

In this hysterical world premiere, a retired auto body repairman and his homemaker wife drive from Florida to Rhode Island to celebrate his birthday at the fancy beach house of their gay son and his life partner. Amid the laughter and great food, dark truths are exposed. Shows run from Thursdays to Sundays through Oct. 1. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2xfVYfe.

Stillness In Queens
Musician/composer Jun Yi Chow and video artist Karen Y. Chan produced this experimental video and sound art performance that explores the beauty and quietude of everyday life in Queens. $16, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2gY6DBD.

SATURDAY 9/16
Viva La Comida

This sixth annual food-and-music festival features some of NYC’s best street food vendors and local restaurants, plus a full slate of eclectic live music. The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. in the vicinity of 82nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, http://bit.ly/2vPe6ZN.

Flushing BID Street Festival
This fourth annual event features countless vendors. An estimated 19,000 people attended last year. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the vicinity of 40th Road and Prince Street, Flushing, http://bit.ly/2fehhUF.

Making Moves Dance Festival
The Jamaica Performing Arts Center will provide a unique opportunity to see New York City-based emerging choreographers and dance companies. This year, seven selected troupes present their works in two bills: a free afternoon outdoor presentation which encourages public participation and a $10 evening stage show with commissioned work by choreographer Gabrielle Lamb. Performances will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2wSrccs.

“A Fuller Life”
Samuel Fuller’s daughter directed this loving tribute to her father—an iconic independent filmmaker—and his legacy. Friends, admirers and peers read from his memoirs, while anecdotes are illustrated with archival footage and excerpts from his films. Introduced by Marsha Gordon and followed by a book signing. $15, 1:30 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2wkANo9.

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how the Queens Botanical Garden provides them with important resources, such as water, shelter and insects to eat. Free with admission, 9:30 a.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2gYeuin.

“How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying”
This 50-year-old musical follows young, ambitious J. Pierrepoint Finch, who rises from window washer to board chairman of the World Wide Wicket Company. Free, 1 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2wS9tBT.

SUNDAY 9/17
The Huapango Festival
Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York presents the debut of the Festival del Huapango, Mexico’s second most important music, song and dance event after the Guelaguetza. Free, 3 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2xfYhPl.

The 35th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show
The Queens County Farm Museum will present its annual display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for 10 years or more, along with music, farmhouse tours, hayrides and food. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks, http://bit.ly/2uRxYhc.

Apple and Honey Festival
The Queens Botanical Garden’s event features apples, honey, traditional Jewish music from Eastern Europe, bees and fashion. Free, 2 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2wl47eb.

Opening Reception
This exhibition at SculptureCenter features Nicola L., who creates works that are thematically connected, but take on different forms and formats, from performance to film to domestic objects, and Kelly Akashi, who works in sculpture and photography, often using materials such as wax, glass, bronze, light and air to emphasize time and ephemerality. The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 18. 5 p.m., SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2xW5h18.

Myrtle Avenue Fall Street Festival
This street festival will include ramen contests, vintage buses, antique cars and live music. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. Free. Between Forest and Wyckoff avenues, Ridgewood, http://bit.ly/2vlO3gi.

Brooklyn’s German Beer Breweries
Chris Heuberger provides an indoor tour and lecture on Bushwick breweries that thrived in the mid 19th century during this event at the Volker Orth Museum. $10, 2 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

First I Was Afraid
The Dorsky Gallery will host an opening reception for an exhibition featuring artists who focus on personal responses to a variety of public and private anxieties and fears. Show open until Nov. 19. 2 p.m. Free. Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45th Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2wSk14f.

Socrates Farmers Market
The market serves local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Shoppers can also purchased fresh-brewed coffee from Henley Coffee and organic condiments from Hellgate Farm. Cash transactions are preferred. Attendees can bring compost to the park to be collected by the NYC Compost Project. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/socrates-farmers-market.

MONDAY 9/18
Ellis Island
Watch a film on Ellis Island in celebration of its 125th anniversary at the Greater Astoria Historical Society. 7 p.m., Free, Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2eQ9ADo.

WEDNESDAY 9/20
Queens County Bird Club
Javier Izquierdo, an assistant professor at Hofstra University’s Biology Department, presents “The American beachgrass microbiome: spying on private conversations underground.” He explains how microbes affect the success of beachgrass planting. 8 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2jlsSkx.

 

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