Queens Symphony Orchestra
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School will provide a night of jazz, courtesy of the Queens Symphony Orchestra. Free, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 111-10 115th St., South Ozone Park, http://bit.ly/2ntggx8.
Weekly Open Run/Walks
New York Road Runners organizes group runs and walks in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Walks are appropriate for all levels. Free, but registration is required. Meet at 111th Street parking lot near 55th Avenue at 7 p.m., http://on.nyc.gov/2pag9W1.
New Amsterdam Festival
The festival will include circus performances, a beer tent, at least 15 local artisan vendors, lawn games, human foosball, interactive art, live painting, hula hoops and more to celebrate to Dutch traditions – such as King’s Day and the Tulip Festival. The program repeats on April 30. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days, Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, http://bit.ly/2oESyuF.
For thousands of years, cats have roamed freely around the city of Istanbul. This documentary follows some of these felines and their journeys. $15, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (also on April 30 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2pX8B8M.
Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra and Pajarillo Pinta’o
A band and a dance company join forces for a show exploring culture, immigration, tradition and love. This high-energy production is based on Colombian rhythms, theatrical drama, arrangements and compositions. Dance lessons start at 7 pm. $16 general admission and $10 for students, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2oERBTQ.
Nari Ward: G.O.A.T.
Ward’s first solo exhibition in New York features six newly commissioned outdoor artworks. He recasts tropes of outdoor structures – the monument, the playground, lawn ornaments, architectural barriers and the advertising sign – into surreal and playful creations. He examines how hubris creates misplaced expectations in American culture and politics. The show will return on Sept. 4. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2paxXQM.
This event at Maple Grove Cemetery will feature lectures on Victorian funerary practices and literature, performances by Cyclone Jack and Natalia “The Saw Lady” Paruz and an exhibition on Denny Daniels and his Museum of Interesting Things. Free, 12 p.m., Maple Grove Cemetery, inside the gate at Lefferts Boulevard and Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/2mNVqWQ.
Maurice Hines: Tappin’ Through Life
This Broadway legend taps through his career in this song and dance celebration. He pays tribute to his brother, Gregory, and the performers who inspired him – from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne – with standards such as “Luck Be A Lady.” The all-female Diva Jazz Orchestra shares the stage with his protégés, The Manzari Brothers. Tickets range from $35 to $45, 3 p.m., Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2psLQga.
The Queens Botanical Garden’s event includes music, tours, puppets, bubbles, arts, crafts, a petting zoo, face-painting, vendors, art, demonstrations, a beer tent and tree plantings. $10 general admission and $8 for children, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 42-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2ooTaJl.
Noshwalks Tour of Sunnyside Tastes
This food tasting event will include Turkish, Colombian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Middle Eastern, East European and Irish cuisine as well as shopping. $57, includes food but not beverages. 1 p.m., meet at Parrot Coffee Market, 45-15 Queens Blvd., http://bit.ly/2pYikyy.
Queens Jazz OverGround
This collective presents workshops and performances highlighting the borough’s musical talent. Performers include six professional ensembles— Rose Ellis Quartet; Joey Johnson Quintet; Hashem Assadullahi’s Standard Deviation Trio, which features drummer Matt Wilson; Rafal Sarnecki Sextet; Daisuke Abe Quartet; and The Brian Woodruff Sextet +1, which features vocalist Vicki Burns— student jazz combos and middle and high school bands. Free, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2pYBy7j.
Annual Cherry Blossom Walk
Roosevelt Island Historical Society President Judith Berdy leads a leisurely stroll on Roosevelt Island. $15 suggested donation, 11 a.m. The tour leaves from the Visitor Center Kiosk, Tram Plaza, Roosevelt Island. RSVP via 212-688-4836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Michael’s Mile Walk
Hike the Joe Michael’s Trail along the Cross Island Parkway and Little Neck Bay with founding Alley Pond Environmental Center member Joe Varon. Then, eat a light, environmentally friendly Share-A-Brunch. Free, 10 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2h4brrR.
The Queensborough Theatre Project presents an immersive theatrical experience that recreates the Weimar-era German cabaret. The Kit Kat Klub boasts a devious emcee, stirring chanteuses and bawdy burlesque performers. Tickets range from $5 to $40, 8 p.m., The Let Love Inn, 27-20 23rd Ave., Astoria, http://bit.ly/2p93UbQ.
Exhibition: Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga and Charlotte Prodger
This is the first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum for each artist. Anderson’s “The Park” is a series of newly commissioned sculptures, including a sound piece and video work for the lower level galleries that isolate and abstract the idea of community. Burga’s “Mano Mal Dibujada” includes historical and recent works, such as her “Prismas” sculptures from the 1960s and a new series of sculptures presented in their entirety for the first time. Prodger’s “Subtotal” uses narration, sound and moving images to weave tales that imbed time and place through her subjectivity. The exhibition runs through July 31. SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2pt2k83.
An Elite Military Unit
Author Jason Gewirtz discusses his book, “Israel’s Edge: The Story of The IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot,” which explores how members of Israel’s secretive military unit, Talpiot, are trained to think instead of fight. $8 suggested donation, 1:30 p.m., Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2oDFLZo.
LIC Forum: Transit Lecture
Transportation expert Andrew J. Sparberg, who wrote “From a Nickel to a Token,” discusses the series of events between 1940 and 1968 that unified the subway and created the MTA. He will have books for sale. Free, 7 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2psZqjz.
Spring Film Series: “Indiscreet”
Watch this 1958 classic starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant as part of an eight-week series with dramatic and comedic films that explores issues such as national security and gender insecurity. Each movie has a post-screening discussion. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2nyqVYu.