Events In Queens: Sept. 22-28, 2017

SPOTLIGHT

35th Annual Queens County Fair (see below)

FRIDAY 9/22
Jose Conde Electric & Ola Fresca

Flushing Town Hall will host an evening of tropical Latin dance music with Cuban rhythms that explore the crosscurrents of son, salsa, timba, funk, rock, afrobeat and Haitian compass. $16, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2jrr1iX.

An Evening with Frank Oz
Oz, who joined the Muppets at age 19 in 1963, was Jim Henson’s main creative partner. He is currently completing a documentary, Muppet Guys Talking, which takes a warm inside look at the phenomenon. In this rare personal appearance, Oz talks about his collaboration with Henson and shows clips. $50, 7 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2ykLidj.

Queens Hip Hop Festival 2017
Celebrate hip hop music, art and film with concerts, art exhibitions, yoga, tours and films at various venues throughout Queens. The festival runs from Friday through Sunday, http://bit.ly/2wvz0kp.

Divas de España
Thalia Spanish Theatre presents an evening of laughter, music and dance in celebration of Spanish divas. Performed in English with Spanish songs. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. through Oct. 8. $35. Thalía Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, http://bit.ly/2tz84MF.

Take Root
Green Space hosts multidisciplinary dance that underscores the effects of light pollution on the ecosystem and human condition. Plus, Muliebris Dance Theatre’s collaboration with sound designer Asha Tamirisa. The performance runs through Sept. 23. $20 ($15 in advance), 8 p.m., Green Space, 37-24 24th St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2d3hNSz.

SATURDAY 9/23
35th Annual Queens County Fair
The Queens County Farm Museum will host its annual traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, pie-eating and corn-husking contests and pig races as well as hayrides, carnival rides and a Bavarian beer garden. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 24. $10. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks, http://bit.ly/2x2CJ6E.

NYC Honey Fest
The seventh annual event includes a bee marketplace, honey-tasting competition, costume contest, honey-extraction demo, NYC Bee Cop Darren Mays and plenty of food. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Vicinity of Beach 106th Street, Rockaway, http://bit.ly/2x9cWMO.

Oktoberfest, Flushing Style: Sauerkraut & Kimchi
This event unites German cabbage with Korean cabbage. Plus, Norman Curtis plays keyboard. Free, 5:30 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2h70RBr.

Interpol
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this rock group plays its debut album, Turn on the Bright Lights, in its entirety with Deerhunter and Battles. 6:30 p.m., One Tennis Place, Forest Hills Gardens, http://bit.ly/2tnYZFz.

Spirits Alive: Diversity Through Time
A self guided walking tour with more than 20 actors in period costumes playing the roles of the cemetery’s most historical figures, recounting tales of their lives through memories and speeches. Free, 2 p.m., Meet at Maple Grove Cemetery’s pedestrian entrance at Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/2mNVqWQ.

Amazing Maize Maze
The Queens County Farm Museum’s three-acre corn maze, sponsored by Con Edison, has an Alice in Wonderland theme this year and features the Cheshire Cat. The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare participants for finding clues, solving puzzles and getting out of the maze, which is open through Oct. 29. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks, http://bit.ly/2wclXok.

Noshwalk: Jamaica
A tour with tastes of Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Guyanese and Bangladeshi cuisine that includes pauses for Filipino ice cream and ginger beer, plus a stop at a historic graveyard and church and King Manor Museum. $57, includes tastes but not personal beverages, 1 p.m., Meet in front of Capital One Bank, 146-21 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2hdCH4j.

Rock-A-Block Boulevard
A first-ever festival with live music, theater, a magic show, face-painting, balloon art, pizza- and pie eating contests, yoga/meditation, a skate-rink and bouncy house. Noon to 5 p.m., Rockaway Beach Boulevard between B94th and B90th streets, Rockaway, http://bit.ly/2x8aFRQ.

Florence Price: Classical Music Revolutionary
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s presents a chamber concert focusing on Florence Price, the first female African American composer to have a work premiered by a major orchestra. Her story is brought to life with dramatic monologues performed alongside her music. Bring a contribution of canned goods for a local food drive. Free, 3 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2xBiiB9.

World Maker Faire 2017
More than 750 makers—including tech enthusiasts, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubbers and artists—introduce their latest inventions. Plus, a speaker roster including authors, innovators and leading thinkers in the Maker movement as well as arts and crafts, food, woodworking and live music. The event runs through Sept. 24. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2f9yL7S.

SUNDAY 9/24
Bell Boulevard Sunday Stroll

Bayside Village BID’s annual Sunday Stroll features free music, performances, games, a bouncy house, giant bubbles and interactive activities—plus, outdoor seating, tastings, special menus from corridor restaurants and discount offers from some local businesses. Noon to 5 p.m., Bell Boulevard between 39th and 41st avenues, Bayside, http://bit.ly/2h57uAg.

Great Men Of Maple Grove
A walking tour full of stories about great permanent residents led by certified guide Jo-Anne Raskin. $5, 1 p.m., Meet at Maple Grove Cemetery’s Victorian Building inside the gate at Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/2mNVqWQ.

“The Daniela Gioseffi Story”
A documentary by Anton Evangelista about Daniela Gioseffi, a writer and social justice warrior. Evangelista and Gioseffi will be on-hand for a Q&A session. $20, 4 p.m., D’Angelo Center, Room 416, St. John’s University, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2f904PJ.

Fertile Ground
This non-curated program features five dance makers and includes a post-performance discussion with wine. $13, 7 p.m., Green Space, 37-24 24th St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2cLWk1d.

MONDAY 9/25
From Pakistani Muslim To American Muslim

Author Sabeeha Rehman discusses her memoir and personal journey—from her arranged marriage in Pakistan to life in the United States as a Muslim, raising a family and advocating for interfaith understanding. $8 suggested donation, 1:30 p.m., Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2f5ukqR.

LIC Forum: BQX
Friends of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector present on the possible streetcar route on a 14-mile route along the waterfront. Free, 6:30 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2xLKwcp.

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