SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
Watch features, documentaries, shorts, web series, music videos and more, while supporting the local independent film scene. Free workshops, presentations and talks included. The festival runs through Aug. 12. Two sites: Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and United Artists Midway 9, 108-22 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills.
“The Muppet Show”: Julie Andrews And Rita Moreno
Andrews performs “Lonely Goatherd” and “Whistle a Happy Tune,” while Moreno (who received an Emmy for her guest turn) delivers a memorable version of “Fever,” assisted by Animal. $15. Daily 11 a.m. shows through Aug. 5. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
The opening concert, JAMS under the Stars, pays homage to icons of jazz, R&B, rock and funk in Rufus King Park on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. The main event is a day of multicultural and educational family fun, shopping, community resources and entertainment on Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to 170th Street.
Tie Dye Event
Kids in Motion will host this event at Juniper Valley Park. Participants should bring an article of clothing to tie dye. All other supplies will be provided. Free, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Juniper Valley Park, 78th Street Entrance, Middle Village
Movie Night: “Justice League”
The D.C. Comics blockbuster will screen at Crocheron Park. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. In the film, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of Diana Prince to face a new enemy. Activities for children will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the film starts at 8:30 p.m. Free. Golden Pond in Crocheron Park, 35th Avenue.
Spirit Of Caribbean
Stylistic expressions in sound and dance that celebrate the diverse Caribbean cultures in Queens. Artists include Andy Bassford, Majid, Brown Rice Family, Jahlani, TTO All-Stars Band and Devore Dance Center. Noon. Jamaica Performing Arts Center.
Insitu Site-Specific Dance Festival
More than 140 works by choreographers from around the world at four Long Island City venues: Hunters Point South Park; Gantry Plaza State Park; Queensbridge Park and Socrates Sculpture Park from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 5. Workshops will be included.
“Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami”
This documentary looks at the androgynous glam-pop diva who invited the camera into her home, studio and even backstage at gigs. Screenings are on Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.. Museum of the Moving Image, 3601 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
One Summer Night
Music by 2Melo, Beatrix, Tasha Blank, The Get Down and many others with performances, projections and interactive experiences. $30. 6 p.m. Paper Factory Hotel, 37-06 36th St., Long Island City.
Play with toys children would have played with more than 200 years ago. This coincides with the opening of the latest Art in the Parks installation, so check out Rose DeSiano’s “Absent Monuments.” 1 p.m. King Manor Museum, vicinity of 150th 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 4 p.m. Kissena Playground in Kissena Park, near 164th and Oak streets.
Free programs, including a drop-in drawing studio, public tour and conversation on one of the installations. 11 a.m. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City.
A walking tour of Corona with Lemon Ice King, lost race tracks, NASA rockets from the 1960’s space program, World’s Fair remnants, ancient firehouses and churches and one of the last remaining bocce hotspots. $20. Noon. Meet at the 103rd Street/Corona Plaza station of the 7 train in the public plaza. RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A classical Indian music and dance company performs as part of the two-month Live at the Gantries series. Free. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, Long Island City.
Learn the art of hapa-zome, imprinting natural plant dyes into fabric with a hammer. Plant a hapa-zome container garden with Jess Brey, of Dyed in Queens, using plants like nasturtium, basil, marigold and pansy. 2 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Rock-A-Way Ba-by for the Sun-Set
The official Queens historian, Jack Eichenbaum, leads a walking tour on and off the Rockaway boardwalk that connects two restaurants which overlook the Jamaica Bay side of the peninsula. $20. 6 p.m. Meet at Thai Rock, 375 Beach 92nd St. Registration required at email@example.com.
The official Queens historian, Jack Eichenbaum, leads a walking tour from Kingsland to the historic property’s two prior locations. $30. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Meet at Kingsland, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.
What is a Victorian Garden?
Check out the on-site Victorian garden and design a garden collage. $4. 1 p.m. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing.
“Spirit of the Beehive”
Part of the Outdoor Cinema 2018 series, this mystical drama takes place in 1940 in a small Spanish town where two sisters watch the original Frankenstein from a cinema truck. Later, the younger one conjures up her monster spirit with help from her older sister’s prodding, her wacky mother, her bee-obsessed father and a soldier who was wounded in the Civil War. Organized with Film Forum and Rooftop Films, this 20th annual series shows movies from around the world paired with music and cuisine from the subject film’s country. 7 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.