Events In Queens For Aug. 22-28

Festival De Las Flores, also known as Festival of the Flowers, will take place at Queens Botanical Garden through Aug. 25. Columbian floral artisans will be on hand to reveal their unique creations. Admission to see the artists is included in the Garden entry fee, which is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children and students with ID. To learn more about the festival, call (718) 886-3800.

The Glen Oaks Library will present a magic show by Seth Dale. The magician’s shows often combine magic and comedy for an unforgettable experience for kids. The free event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is for children ages 6 and up. For more information, call the library at (718) 831-8636.

The Rockaway Beach Civic Association will host a movie night at Rockaway Beach at the Beach 106 Street. Attendees can see a screening of “Moonrise Kingdom.” The movie will begin at sundown. Please bring blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcomed and encouraged. Please take garbage with you after the movie ends. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted at the beach. For more information, please call (718) 318-4000.

The largest single-day grassroots tennis and entertainment event in the world returns to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park the day before the start of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. This year’s lineup includes Ariana Grande and Austin Mahone, along with games and activities for kids of all ages. For information, visit

The Country Line Band will perform at the Bayview Dance Club, 217-14 24th Ave., Bayside from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $5 with free on-site parking. For information, call (718) 428-0100.

Featuring performances by Deborah Cox, Robin S., Crystal Waters, C & C Music Factory, Aubry and Giorgio, starting at 9 p.m. at Resorts World Casino New York City. The event is sponsored by 103.5 KTU. Tickets cost $30.

The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills will host a health and fitness mini-camp for kids in kindergarten through 6th grades. The event will include bowling, martial arts, Olympic style team races, a magic show and a dance party. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $55 for members of the Y-club and $60 for non-members. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. For more information, contact Adam Ostroff at (718) 268-5011, ext. 505 or email him at

Flushing Town Hall’s Free Summer Concert series will show off the sounds of Latino music at 2 p.m. in the venue’s newly renovated Garden. Music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico performed by Adela Dalto, a featured vocalist with Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, and Arturo O’Farrill will be featured during the concert. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call (718) 463-7700.

Theater for the New City’s 2013 Street Theater tour of “Sanitation or Off the Grid,” an operetta for the street, will come to Travers Park at 2 p.m. Three voyaging City sanitation workers have fantastical adventures when their cruise ship breaks down at sea. For information, visit www.

Join in on a hilarious night of comedy from the funniest people in the world with no Y chromosome at the Laughing
Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City. For $20, you get one ticket and two glasses of wine, champagne or soft drink. The evening, starting at 8 p.m., will feature Chrissie Mayr, Joyelle Johnson, Lori Palminteri, Tracie Jayne, Dina Harshem and Katie Hannigan. For information, visit www.

Author Len Bernstein will read from his book, “Photography, Life, and the Opposites,” at the Flushing Library from 6
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The book explores and is based on the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism, founded by American
poet and critic Eli Siegel. After the reading, there will be a Q and A session. For more information, call (718) 661-1200.

The final evening of the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2013 Movies on the Waterfront series will
take place on the Astoria Park lawn, starting at 8:30 p.m., with the movie “Juno.” For information, visit

In Crocheron Park, across from the Golden Pond, there will be a free screening of “Journey 2: The
Mysterious Island” from 8 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens, this film is a sequel to “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and is based on the Jules Verne novel, “The Mysterious
Island.” For more information, email michael.

The English folk rock band will perform at the inaugural concert at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium as part of
the band’s Gentlemen of the Road tour. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. with opening acts The Vaccines and Bear’s Den. For information, visit

Flushing Town Hall will hold a Korean Culture Summer Camp through Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Co-presented with Korean Cultural Service NY, the camp will explore Korean traditions through fun activities. Students will have the chance to make their own Korean masks, play a Korean mask-dance drama and learn how to play a traditional instrument, like the buk or janggu. The program costs $40 per student. Space is limited. To register, call (212) 759-9550 or visit