SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – QUEENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, SATURDAY 8/16 (see below)
Get fresh produce from two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden’s own urban farm at the farmers’ market. The market will be held at 43-50 Main St., Flushing, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TABLAO FLAMENCO – SUMMER 2015 FINALE
LIC-based American Bolero Dance Company will present the second and last installment of its Summer 2015 Tablao Flamenco series again at The Chian Federation in Astoria, at 8:30 p.m. Food and drink service starts at 8 p.m. This is an ongoing series of monthly showcases featuring live Flamenco and other kinds of Spanish dance and music performed by various talents. Guests can order and enjoy food and drinks during the show. Featured performers this month include dancers Gabriela Granados, Paloma Rios, Alicia Blumenfeld and Isabel Del Dia. Singers include Barbara Martinez and Aurora Reyes. Admission for adults is $25, for seniors and students $20 and for children $15. For more information visit ambolero.com, or call 1-800-838-3006, (718)392-8888, (917)288-7996.
LIVE MUSIC TOSH SHERIDAN
Tosh, a guitarist and composer, has composed music for dance productions and short movies. His latest score is featured in Coleman Hough’s (writer of Stephen Soderbergh’s feature film Full Frontal and Bubble) short movie The Tale of Two. He has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great artist including Gene Bertoncini, John Stowell, Paul Meyers, Robin McKelle and Norah Jones. The event takes place from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at 40-17 Broadway. For more information please call (718)777-0913.
ANIMAL TALES FOR TODDLERS AND KIDS
Did you know that seahorses are fish? Did you know that hermit crabs drink by dipping their claws in water then lifting drops of water to their gills and mouth? Toddlers ages 3-4 can join for a program about hermit crabs, where they have a snack, create a nature craft, meet some animals, and take a short nature hike. Children age five or six can learn about sea horses. Cost is $18 and pre-registration is required. Both programs take place 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd in Douglaston. For more information visit alleypond.com.
MODERN RUIN: A WORLD’S FAIR PAVILION SCREENING
Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion tells the story of Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion from the glory days of the fair, through the years of neglect, up to present day advocacy. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Matthew Silva. The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Queens Museum. For information, call (718)592-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDA MAE TRIO
Looking for an evening of Smooth Jazz, Blues and R&B? Then head over to Z Hotel for the sultry sounds of the Ida Mae Trio. A full restaurant and Sushi Bar will also be available to guests. The event takes place at 11-01 43rd Ave. in Long Island City and will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. For information call (212) 319-7000.
COOKOUT AT QUEENS MUSEUM
Museum visitors, park-goers, and the general public are invited to a reception to celebrate the culmination of artist Matthew Jensen’s residency at the Studio in the Park: the ArtBuilt-Queens Museum Mobile Residency Studio Program. As a resident artist, Matthew Jensen has been using the mobile studio to carry out his project, A Collection of Walks (or How to Get to the Earth),consisting of walking to the Unisphere from 14 different landmarks throughout New York City; many points in Queens, as well as some in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. While walking each route he is collecting objects, information and taking photographs. The reception will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Entrance is free with museum admission. For more information visitqueensmuseum.org/events.
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – QUEENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra will come to St. Ann’s Church in Flushing for a Summer Chamber Music Concert. Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto, Handel’s Passacaglia arranged by Harvosen and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings will be performed.
Soloists include bassoonist Gul Jang, violinist Yosub Kim and violist Mitsuru Kubo. No tickets are necessary but a free-will offering will graciously be accepted.
Please join us for a memorable evening of great chamber music at 7 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church, 58-02 146 St., at 58th Avenue, Flushing.
D.B. RIELLY AT ANABLE BASIN SAILING BAR & GRILL
Award-winning Roots musician D.B. Rielly and his band will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, spanning several genres including Roots, Zydeco, Blues, and Alt-Country. D.B. promises his listeners an “instantaneous cure for all afflictions.” 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit dbrielly.com. The location is at 4-40 44th Dr., Long Island City.
FREE MOVIE IN CUNNINGHAM PARK
Council District 23 and Friends of Cunningham park present a free screening of Mr. Holland’s Opus. The film depicts the story of a musician who leaves performing and composing to become a high school music teacher. He struggles with a feeling of underachievement and an inability to connect with his son who is deaf. The film starts at 8 p.m. The movies will be screened near the bocce courts. Enter the park through the lot on Union Turnpike at 196th Place and bring lawn chairs. Cunningham Park, Oakland Gardens.
CENTRAL ASTORIA MOVIES ON THE WATERFRONT “GHOSTBUSTERS”
Everyone is invited to come and watch the 80’s comedy and science fiction classic about three unemployed parapsychology professors that set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. The event takes place from 8:15 to 10 p.m. at Astoria park on the lawn. For more information email@example.com or call (718)728-7820.
TEEN & ADULT FLAMENCO CLASSES
American Bolero Dance Company’s spanish dance school is offering teen intermediate level and adult beginner Flamenco classes at the Sol Dance Center. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m.at 30-16 Steinway St. For information call (718)392-8888.
JEWISH MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
The Queens Jewish Community Council presents world-renowned singer sensation Ethan Liefer, who will perform a free concert at Cunningham Park in Hillcrest at the intersection of 196th street and Union Turnpike. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., and attendees should bring a chair or blanket.