SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
This annual celebration hosted by the Queens Museum includes dance, art, crafts, a market, music and hula hoops. The event will also include the Mercado de la Plaza and Corona Night Market. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be legal advice regarding immigration and, at 5 p.m., visitors can take part in a dance party. Free. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Corona Plaza, 40-04 National St., Corona
Jazzmobile Block Party
The Louis Armstrong House Museum will host an afternoon filled with family activities, the Empanada Papa food truck and live music with the Jeremy Bosch Quartet and the Roland Guerrero Quartet. Free. 4 p.m. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona.
Local conductors will lead an open performance with the public and members of the Oratorio Society of Queens, Forest Hills Choir and Schola Sine Nomine. $15. 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills.
This blockbuster film, which is based on the Marvel comic book, will screen daily at 11 a.m. through Aug. 26 as part of a matinee series at the Museum of the Moving Image. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Full Moon Drumming: Mexico
Celebrate the full moon with George Saenz from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. He will demonstrate Mexican rhythms on huehuetl drums, ayoyote shakers, bombo, redoblante and pander. Then, the entire group jams. $25. 7 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
The Queens Council on the Arts presents an evening of dance, poetry, art and music in memory of Queens hip hop artist Prodigy. 3 p.m. Liberty Park, vicinity of Liberty Avenue and 172nd Street, Jamaica.
Opening Day: Herbaria
The Queens Botanical Garden is hosting an event that will explore the large variety of plant species that is kept in its preserved collection. The viewing of the exhibit is included with admission to the garden. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Stargazing On The Waterfront
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and Hunters Point Parks Conservancy will host an event during which attendees will be able to see the stars and moon through telescopes set up just west of the oval along the waterfront. Participants will also be given instruction on how to identify objects in the sky. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free. Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City.
Beach Sessions Dance
Dozens of artists perform on the beach, boardwalk and a local architectural marvel on Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Aug. 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Vicinity of Beach 110th Street and boardwalk and The Castle, Beach 117th Street and Newport Avenue, Rockaway.
Imaginary 3-D Tour Of Rubble Cities
Watch the abstract imagery of avant-garde film pioneer Ken Jacobs and listen to live sound art by six contemporary musicians. $15. 2 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Dance At Socrates: Week 3
Artist-in-residence troupe Norte Maar performs with choreographers-in-residence Thomas/Ortiz Dance and konverjdans and young choreographers Gia Taylor and Amelia Sanders at Socrates Sculpture Park. Free. 4 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.
Farm And Compost Volunteer Opportunities
The NYC Compost Project will hold a volunteering event at the Queens Botanical Garden during which participants will be able to lend a hand and learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil as well as how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. 9 a.m. to noon. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Summer Fun At Rockaway Beach
Sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, city Parks Department and Queens Library, this event will include lawn games, a kids play area, reading and a book share program. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Beach 98th Street and Shorefront Parkway, Rockaway Beach.
Flag Football Clinic
This Queens league welcomes boys and girls, ages 5 to 17, to take part in this event, which will include 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, Flushing.
Skatz The Clown
Skatz will bring his confusing style of comedy to Forest Park. The performance will combine magic and clownery. There will be two hour-long shows at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Free. Forest Park Carousel in Forest Park, Woodhaven.
Breath/Bread Of Life: Creating Treasures With Wordplay
Sherese Francis leads a poetry workshop at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that is inspired by the on-display art installation El Dorado, which pays tribute to New Yorkers who don’t speak English. Free. 2:30 p.m. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.
Back to Hogwarts
The Astoria Bookshop will host a Harry Potter-inspired, end-of-summer event with activities and trivia. Take a potions class. Make a golden snitch. Represent your boarding school house. 5:30 p.m. Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St.
A tribute to Tito Puente is the final concert of the two-month Live at the Gantries series. Free. 7 7 p.m. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, Long Island City.
Woodside Worldwide 2018
This event will include music, culture, family-friendly fun, live entertainment, giveaways and games. Free. Noon. 61st Street between Woodside and Roosevelt avenues.
Queens Dinner Club: Szechuan
This monthly group explores top-notch Chinese cuisine. The menu includes black fungus with spicy and sour sauce, cumin lamb with red chili, braised whole fish with bok choy and tofu and dry fried beef threads. $50. 7:30 p.m. Szechuan House, 133-47 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing.