Events In Queens For Feb. 27-Mar. 5

Queens World Film Festival

2014 Queens World Film Festival, March 4 – 9 (see below).


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13 Moons features GrayHawk Perkins, a New Orleans Native American from the Choctaw and Houma tribes. He will perform a unique blend of blues, folk and jazz at Flushing Town Hall. Intertwined with tribal rhythms, language and storytelling, his music will be supported by the France-based Mezcal Jazz Unit band. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and costs $12 for general admission and $10 for members. For more information, call (718) 463-7700.

The Los Angeles Poverty Department performance troupe will present “Agentes y Activos,” a Spanish-language version of “Agents & Assets.” Taking place at 7:30 p.m. at the Queens Museum, the show will reenact a 1998 House of Representatives hearing on allegations that the CIA was complicit in crack-cocaine trafficking into the Los Angeles area. It will include English supratitles and be followed by a panel discussion. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.


This special Noshwalk will delve deeper than usual into the ingredients used to prepare the delicious food found in Jackson Heights. It will spend more time in markets examining South Asian produce, spices and pulses. The tastes will be broader than usual, including Tibetan and Nepali, as well as the better known Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Afghan places. This neighborhood features a number of Vendy-award winning food trucks. Walk begins at 12:30. For information, visit

The Poppenhusen Institute will hold a fundraiser in the form of an Irish café night. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be food, local raffles and musical performances by Mary Courtney and Morning Star. An hour before the café night kicks off, there will be a meet-and-greet with artist John Newton. Tickets bought in advance cost $25 and tickets at the door cost $30. Call (718) 358-0067 for information.


The Queens Theatre is bringing back its electroluminescent puppets for “DINO,” a family show that will run at 1 and 3 p.m. Assembled and nurtured by a lonely scientist, Dino is soon sent out to experience life for himself. His adventures will include escaping a carnivorous tyrannosaurus, meeting a friendly pair of longneck creatures and a deepwater swim with the fishes. Tickets are $14. For more information, please call (708) 760-0064.

The Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead will feature a discussion with author Neal Gillen. He will talk about how Queens has become the most diverse and ever-changing community in America and how he weaves that into his writings. The free event runs from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The historical society is located at 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.


The Forest Hills library will host a ballroom dancing event with instructor Jing Chen. Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Chen will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills.

The Alley Pond Environmental Center Board of Directors will host a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit APEC from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Papazzio Restaurant, 39-38 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Cost is $60 for members, $65 for non-members. Free babysitting is available for members. For information or to purchase tickets, call (718) 229-4000.


The 4th Annual Queens World Film Festival will run March 4-9, 2014. QWFF screens innovative and challenging films from around the world and around the corner. Their programs include an annual festival, industry panels, special screening events, year round encore screening events and popular youth-oriented educational initiatives.
2014 categories include: Narrative Shorts and Features, Documentary Shorts and Features, Animated films and LGBTQ films of any length. The festival will return to the Museum of the Moving Image for the opening night and over the next five days, they will host screenings at venues in Jackson Heights and Long Island City. The 2014 festival venues are: Museum of the Moving Image, The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, The Nesva Hotel in Long Island City and PS 69 in Jackson Heights. For more information, visit

Claire Messud, the author of “When the World Was Steady,” “The Last Life,” “The Emperor’s Children” and “The Woman Upstairs,” will speak at Queens College as part of its evening readings series. In addition to reading from her work, Messud will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the music building and costs $20. For more information, call (718) 997-4646.

St. Luke’s Church will present the third annual Mardi Gras celebration from 6-8:30 p.m. at the church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children. For information, call (718) 268-6021 or visit

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center will present a screening of “Voyages” at 1 p.m. “Voyages” is an ingeniously linked story centered on three contemporary Jewish women at the crossroads of life. It tells the personal story of the quests of these three women whose lives and intertwining destinies create a moving and poignant tale of survival.

D.B. Rielly will celebrate Fat Tuesday at Mar’s, 34-21 34th Ave., Astoria, from 8-11 p.m. Rielly and his band will perform roots, zydeco, blues and alt-country music with an “instantaneous cure for all afflictions.”


Cult Films + Alcohol + Comedians = Devil Science Theater 3000! The Laughing Devil Comedy Club offers a space where people are encouraged to talk at a theater and heckle at a comedy club. Each Thursday at 10:30, they host “Devil Science Theater 3000,” a late night cult film screening. Admission is $6.

Forest Hills’ Central Queens Y will host its 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival beginning on March 6. The event showcases movies created by people with disabilities. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. For information, go to


Come to the largest indoor flea market in Queens! They have clothing, jewelry, toys and much more. The market takes place every Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is located at 177-09 Hillside Ave. in Richmond Hill, right on the corner of Myrtle and Hillside avenues. For more information, call (347) 709-7661 or log onto