Events In Queens For April 17-23

Doktor Kaboom

Doktor Kaboom, Queens Theatre, Saturday, 4/19 (see below).

FRIDAY 4/18

HINDI POETRY
Join the Glen Oaks Library for an afternoon of Hindi poetry, hosted by Ashok Singh, the Director of the International Hindi Association, and featuring invited poets Ashok Vyas, Anand Ahuja, Bindeshwari Agrawal, Purnima Desai and Ram B. Gautam. The recital starts at 4 p.m.

EarthDayGOOD FRIDAY CHINESE CONCERT
To celebrate the reopening of the Queensboro Hill Library, the New Americans Program will present a free Gala Chinese Concert at the library at 2:30 p.m. Performances will include Chinese folk songs, pop music, male and female duets, a female trio, a vocal quartet, a violin solo and a piano solo. The library is located at 60-05 Main St., Flushing.

SATURDAY 4/19

DOKTOR KABOOM
Doktor Kaboom’s original blend of interactive science comedy will come to the Queens Theatre for two shows, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Blending theater arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Tickets are $14. For more information, call (718) 760-0064.

GUSTAVO RIVERA
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the New York Hall of Science by attending a meet-and-greet with poet Gustavo Rivera. In the Science Technology Library at 2:30 p.m., attendees will also have the chance to read and write poems about science. Attendance is free with NYSCI admission. Call (718) 699-0005 for more information.

Jia LingJIA LING
Mezzo-soprano Jia Ling will sing art songs on the theme of love in Latin, German, French, English and Chinese at the Flushing Library. She will be joined by guest tenor Mingjie Lei and accompanied by voice coach Jennifer Peterson on the piano. The free concert runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

TALE OF THE BUNNY PICNIC
In honor of Easter, the Museum of Moving Image will present “Tale of the Bunny Picnic,” a 1986 film co-directed by Jim Henson. This seldom-seen one-hour special introduces Bean Bunny, who wants to help get ready for the big bunny picnic, but his older siblings think he is too little. Other clips featuring notable Muppet rabbits and bunnies will precede the feature. Tickets are free with museum admission, on a first-come, first-served basis. It will take place at 1 p.m.

EGG-STRAVAGANZA
Queens Botanical Garden will host two sessions of its Egg-Stravaganza, at noon and 2 p.m. The event will include games, crafts and a special scavenger hunt with egg prizes. Registration of $5 is required and supplies are limited to the first 500 children per session. For information, call (718) 886-3800, Ext. 204, or email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

easterSUNDAY 4/20

EASTER SUNDAY

EASTERFEST
Ascension Church in Forest Hills will celebrate the most important day of the Christian calendar at 11 a.m. at PS 101, 2 Russell Place in Forest Hills. The event will include a worship service, music, craft activities for kids, an Easter egg hunt and refreshments. Cost is $5 per child, $2 before 11:30 a.m. For information, visit www.discoverascension.net.

RESPECT THE RUNWAY
MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions will present “Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery,” from noon to 6 p.m. This event will celebrate the history and pedagogy of New York City’s House and Ballroom scene. The session is a collaboration between the Vogue’ology Collective, Arika and Ultra-red. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, call (718) 784-2084. MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City.

Drop-In Family WorkshopDROP-IN FAMILY WORKSHOP
The Queens Museum invites children 5-12 and their adult companions up to Studio A to explore different works on view each week through a variety of fun hands-on art making activities. Children with special needs are welcome. No fee or advance registration required. For more information, call (718) 592-9700. The event runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MONDAY 4/21

A VIEW OF WOODHAVEN
The Woodhaven Historical Society will host a free slideshow entitled “A View of Woodhaven” at 7 p.m. at Neir’s Tavern and Steakhouse. The slideshow will showcase many old pictures of Woodhaven, including Neir’s Tavern, which has been in existence for 180 years. In addition to the slideshow, attendees will be encouraged to participate in a pub quiz with the winner walking away with a copy of Vincent Seyfried’s “The History of Woodhaven & Ozone Park.”

TUESDAY 4/22

earth and satellite heart isolated on whiteEARTH DAY

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Flushing Town Hall will celebrate Earth Day with this free festival for all ages, starting at 1 p.m. Develop your green thumb, learn about bee-keeping and the importance of clean waterways while making sculptures, jewelry and art out of recycled materials. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. For more information, call (718) 463-7700.

“GROWING CITIES”
Queens County Farm Museum will kick off its growing season with a screening of “Growing Cities” at 7:30 p.m. This urban agriculture documentary showcases innovators and everyday people who are transforming their cities one vacant lot, rooftop farm and backyard garden at a time. The screening will be followed by a discussion. To learn more, visit www.growingcitiesmovie.com. Tickets are $5 at the door. Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

WHEN THE WORLD CAME TO QUEENS
To mark the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair, author and historian Bill Cotter will offer a thorough history of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, followed by a book signing, at the Queens Theatre. Cotter will display rare photographs, peppered with behind the scenes anecdotes. The event is free with a suggested donation of $10. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call (718) 760-0064.

woman7_002447WEDNESDAY 4/23

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY

THURSDAY 4/24

TASTE OF RIDGEWOOD
The 2014 Taste of Ridgewood event is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ridgewood YMCA at 69-02 64th St. The Taste of Ridgewood, which was first held last year, was established as an annual tasting event geared towards dishing up some of the best food in the most diverse borough of the City.