SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
This funny, political, one-ring circus features jugglers, stilt dancers, acrobats, puppets and paper mache lions. Free. 3 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.
Workers Of The World: Immigrant Labor On Screen
This series, which runs through Sept. 2 at the Museum of the Moving Image, showcases great and cinematically adventurous films about labor and immigration. The schedule includes John Sayles’ Matewan at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31, Mining Bisbee ’17 at 3 p.m. on Sept. 1, La Commune (Paris 1871) at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, Salt of the Earth at 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 and Behemoth at 4 p.m. on Sept. 2. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th St., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
A major storm hits Texas in 1900, and a mysterious device projects unknown images. Blake Williams’ experimental 3D science fiction film, which screens at the Museum of the Moving Image through Sept. 9, is a haunting, mind-bending mix of technology, cinema and the future. The schedule includes Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sept. 1 at 1 p.m., Sept. 2 at 1 p.m., Sept. 5 at 4 p.m., Sept. 6 at 4 p.m., Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th St., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Movie Magic Youth Tech Workshop
Participants at this event will be able to make their own movie using Adobe Premiere. A membership at the Al Oerter Recreation Center is required to participate. Free 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
This event at the Queens Botanical Garden is two days dedicated to bees and other pollinators. Activities include storytime and crafts for youngsters, a garden tour, an activity table and a workshop. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
(C) Art Festival
The Southeast Queens Artist Alliance hosts a day of creation and educational activities with professional artists and local residents. Activities will include sculpture, paper-making, painting, drawing, poetry, philosophy and open mic. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rufus King Park, vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 153th Street, Jamaica.
My Childhood In Bayside (Vs. What’s There Now)
The official Queens historian, Jack Eichenbaum, leads a guided tour through Bayside, where he lived from 1943 to 1958. He discusses the history and recent changes and explores several New York City landmarks. $20. 10:50 a.m. Meet in front of the post office on 42nd Avenue, just west of Bell Boulevard. Must register via email@example.com.
Dance to the best live and electronic music. The lineup includes Discwoman, Yaeji, Gang Gang Dance, Lizzo, AceMo and Logan Takahashi. $18. Noon to 9 p.m. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City.
Hands On History: 18th Century Music
Enjoy live 18th century music by Larry Moser (hammered dulcimer) and Mary Nagin (fiddle). Make a shaker instrument, decorate it and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and his family probably listened to in their home. Free. 1 p.m. King Manor Museum, Rufus King Park, vicinity of 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica.
Flag Football Clinic
This league welcomes girls and boys, ages 5 to 17, to take part in instructional drills, strategies and live game play. All equipment will be provided. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Kissena Playground in Kissena Park, near 164th and Oak streets.
Weaving Through Dreams With Karina Robledo
The waterfront at Socrates Sculpture Park will be an ideal setting for a dreamy weaving and journaling session. Participants are invited to explore their creativity through crafting personalized dreamcatchers as well as special booklets to capture thoughts and reflections. Free. Noon to 3 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.
Transform recycled materials into toy robots during this hands-on, sensory-rich science workshop at the New York Hall of Science that is specially designed for young children with autism spectrum disorder. 10:30 a.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Omar’s Summer Send-Off
This party, hosted by Omar Olusion, will act as a send-off to the final days of summer. The event will include live DJ music, dance contests, games and magic shows. The party is aimed at guests of all ages. Free. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Forest Park Carousel in Forest Park, Woodhaven.
This event at the Noguchi Museum will feature free admission all day and special programs, including a drop-in art workshop for families with children, a public tour and Center of Attention, when visitors participate in an extended conversation on a single work of art: Isamu Noguchi’s Brilliance (1982). 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City.
“The Little Mermaid”
In this Disney animated classic, a mermaid princess makes a bargain with a sea witch in order to meet a human prince on land. Attendees should arrive before 8 p.m. to get a spot. Bring a blanket or a chair. 8 p.m. Yellowstone Park, Forest Hills.