Events In Queens For Aug. 29 – Sept. 4

Networking Mixer
Enjoy the Manhattan skyline while networking for free where you can meet with small business owners, funders and local elected officials. You will also learn about programs, small business resources, and advice available for you to grow your business. The mixer will take place at the Z Rooftop at Z Hotel, located at 11-01 43rd Avenue in Long Island City, from 5:30 p.m. till 7 p.m, followed by a live concert. It is cash bar only. For more information visit:

Bayside band Rockjunky will play at 10 p.m. at Brian Dempsey’s American Ale House. The band is known for their live karaoke. The band members are Mike Skeedle, Mike Todd, Rob Bambach and Sean Dolan. Brian Dempsey’s is located at 39-31 Bell Blvd.

Jerks: The Show
The Laughing Devil will present a showcase of the City’s finest, most eloquent and lovable jerks, with an event hosted by comedian Lisa Corrao. This show will appeal to your darker comedy tastes, featuring Mike Lawrence, Christian Finnegan, Alex Morizio, Kevin Barnett and Patrick Schroeder. As a bonus, House of Jerky, who will sponsor the event, will provide free samples to the audience. Cost for the show is $10. For information, visit

Yoga Day
Come relax and enjoy free yoga outdoors at the Myrtle Avenue plaza in Ridgewood from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring a mat, towel and water to the session. The plaza is located at Myrtle Avenue and 71st Street just off of Forest Avenue. In the event of rain, the event may be postponed or cancelled altogether. For more information, please call the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District at (718) 366-3806.

Flea Market
The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council will host a flea market in at 59-03 Summerfield St. in Ridgewood from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., continuing at the same time on Sunday. Among the items you can find at the market include antique goods, vintage clothing, collectibles, artwork and more. There will also be food and alcohol at this event.

Rachel Cohen/ Racoco Productions
Come watch a free performance by a new choreographer at Socrates Sculpture Park, located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. You can witness the full working process of the dancers and experience the full production starting at 3 p.m. For more information, visit

BigNYC Commuter Composting
Build It Green NYC wants you to bring your frozen food scraps, which includes fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings, to the weekly waste drop-off site and BIG! Compost will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. Drop off your waste on Monday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Commuter Compost location is at the 7 Train, located at Vernon Boulevard at 50th Avenue in Long Island City. No meat, dairy, bones or oily foods, please!

A tournament for the popular card game Yu-Gi-Oh will take place at Flushing Library between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. You must bring your own deck of cards to compete for the championship. The winner will receive a limited-edition Yu-Gi-Oh card. Only official cards will be accepted for the tournament. No Japanese versions allowed. Registration is required. Flushing Library is located at 41-17 Main St. For more information, call (718) 661-1200.

Songs of Italy
Vocalist Tom Smith will pay tribute to Italy by performing traditional, cultural songs from the country. Smith is from Long Island and performs as a singer, pianist and composer. He is the leader of the Tom Smith Big Band. The free concert will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Flushing Library, located at 41-17 Main St.

Open Mic Night
Flushing Library will make its space available for any performers who wish to display their talents. Between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., performers are invited to put on a five-minute presentation in the categories of poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word. Flushing Library is located at 41-17 Main St.

Rosh Hashanah Celebration
The Queens Community for Humanistic Judaism in a Secular, Humanistic Manner will present a Rosh Hashanah celebration at 2 p.m. at the UUCQ building, corner of Ash Avenue at 149th Street in Flushing. The event will include music, candle lighting, wine, challah, honey cake, apples, juice and tea. Suggested donation for non-members is $18. For information, call (718) 923-9196.

Hall of Sci. Free Admission
The New York Hall of Science is offering free general admission until Sept. 9. The promotional effort coincides with the dates of the U.S. Open. As such, many exhibits will have sports themes. The Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspiration Tour will provide insight to the legendary tennis player’s interests, including sports, education and public service, through the use of motion paintings, augmented reality and wellness challenges. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St.

Long Island City Youthmarket
The Long Island City Youthmarket provides residents with access to fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables. The farm stand, located at 48th Avenue and Vernon Blvd in Long Island City, is sponsored by a collaboration effort through GrowNYC and LIC YMCA. It runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m.

LIC Flea & Food
Enjoy one of the last Sunday’s of the summer at your local flea and food market with some great eats and a breathtaking view of the City. Bring your friends and family every Saturday starting at 10 a.m. to 5th Street and 46th Avenue in Long Island City.