Events In Queens: Sept. 8-14, 2017

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Enchanted Formosa (see below)

FRIDAY 9/8
Enchanted Formosa
With songs from Taiwanese indigenous tribes, Hoklo groups and Hakka villages, singer-songwriter Yu-Wei Hsieh offers a spectacular concert at Flushing Town Hall that combines folk, pop, and alt-rock. 7:30 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2wZ4fVl.

Girls Basketball Clinic
The city’s Parks Department will offer a basketball clinic for girls, ages 12 to 14 and 15 to 17. Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of the game in preparation for a 2018 winter basketball tournament. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call (718) 393-73730. Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/girls-basketball-clinic.

Movies Under The Stars: “Grease”
The 1978 musical hit starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will be shown as part of the city Parks Department’s outdoor screening series. Attendees should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to find a spot. Free, 7:30 p.m., Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park in Tudor Park, Ozone Park, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-grease.

SATURDAY 9/9
It’s My Park At Forest Park
Volunteer with the Friends of Forest Park to participate in a day of trail maintenance. For more information, call (917) 282-0754. Free, 9 a.m., Buddy Monument in Forest Park, Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/its-my-park-at-forest-park.

Movies Under The Stars: “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2”
The city’s Parks Department will host a screening of the blockbuster comic book movie at Glendale Playground. Attendees should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get a spot. Visitors can bring a blanket and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Glendale Playground, 70th Street and Central Avenue, Glendale, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2.

Clay Sculpture
The Noguchi Museum’s Harumi Ori leads a workshop on sculpting with clay. Find natural materials on site and embrace the earth while creating an entirely organic sculpture. Noon, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2er4Y6p.

Socrates Farmers Market
Socrates Sculpture Park will host its weekly farmers market on the Long Island City waterfront, where visitors can purchase local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm, fresh brewed coffee from Henley Coffee and organic condiments from Hellgate Farm. Cash transactions are preferred. Visitors can also bring compost to be collected by the NYC Compost Project. Free, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/socrates-farmers-market.

Island of Lost Souls: A History of Madness and Medicine on Roosevelt Island
This two-hour guided tour elaborates on the macabre medical history of the asylums on this neighboring island. 6 p.m. For more information, contact Andrea Janes at andrea@boroughsofthedead.com and (917) 409-8533.

Queens Bocce Tournament
Bocce enthusiasts will be able to take part in or watch a day-long tournament at Juniper Valley Park. The tournament is open to ages 18 years and above. Winning teams will represent the borough during the citywide championship on Sept. 16 in Brooklyn. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament kicks off at 9 a.m. For more information, call (718) 393-7370. Free, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street entrance, 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bocce-tournament.

SUNDAY 9/10
Poetry Reading

David Mills reads from his poetry collection, “Talking to the Bones,” which was inspired by the nation’s oldest and largest slave cemetery, which is located in Manhattan. This event commemorates Lewis H. Latimer’s birthday (Sept. 4, 1848). Free, 3 p.m., Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2xDU2Lj.

New Play Reading
The Voelker Orth Museum will host the first-ever public reading of Evangelia Kingsley’s two-act play “Simple Gifts,” which explores extinction via an octogenarian ex-Metropolitan Opera diva and singing teacher with a fictional Shaker village in Indiana as a backdrop. 2 p.m., Free with $10 suggested donation. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

Grandparents’ Day Celebration
This event at the Alley Pond Environmental Center will include a nature walk, stories, cuddly animals and craft time. $12, 10:30 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2wqUVs9.

Cunningham Park Farmers Market
The Friends of Cunningham Park and Jamaica Estates Civic Association are hosting a weekly farmers market at the park, where attendees can purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, meat products, baked goods and drinks. Free, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/farmers-market.

MONDAY 9/11
JFK Remembers

The John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Chamber of Commerce and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offer a gathering to remember and pay respect to those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Free, 8 a.m., JFK Airport Ball Field, adjacent to Building 141, JFK International Airport. RSVP to info@queenschamber.org.

Full Moon Drumming Workshop
Celebrate the full moon via a drum circle with master drummers from Puerto Rico at Flushing Town Hall. The event will begin with workshops and then jam with the entire group. Bomba and plena drums provided. $25, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2wuUcEK.

Workshop With The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Susan Bachrach, curator of special exhibitions for Queensborough Community College, lectures on the museum’s permanent and online exhibit that highlights the role bystanders played in facilitating the Nazis. 12:10 p.m., Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2wud72h.

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