SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – TOUR DE QUEENS, SUNDAY 7/12 (see below)
Yoga in the Garden
Enjoy a beautiful sunset yoga under the trees in the garden at Flushing Town Hall followed by an interactive musical performance. Yoga practice will be led by teachers from Yumcha Yoga, Flushing’s most interesting yoga studio. Bring your mats and pack your dinner for post-yoga picnic. In case of rain the event will be held indoors. The event will take place at Flushing town hall, on 137-35 Northern Boulevard, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Suggested admission is $5, or free for members. For more information, visit flushingtownhall.org.
Choosing Entrepreneurship – “Lead Up To Startup!”
The first course of a three-part series to help entrepreneurs develop on the diverse paths of entrepreneurship. “Choosing Entrepreneurship” provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them dependent on skills, aptitudes and interests and lastly, charts a path to success. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, or call (718) 990-8625 for additional information. Only nine spots available. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Queens Library in Flushing, located at 41-17 Main Street.
STARS: Senior Theater Acting Reparatory
Calling all older adults! Join galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people. No registration required. Rehearsals held at the Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free Screening of ‘Jersey Boys’
“Jersey Boys” (2014), rated R, is Clint Eastwood’s big-screen version of a Tony Award-winning musical about four young men from the wrong side of the New Jersey tracks. They became the iconic 60s rock group The Four Seasons, whose hit songs (“Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man”) influenced an older generation and are now being embraced by a new one. Watch from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the Queens Library in Fresh Meadows, Fresh Meadows Shopping Center 193-20 Horace Harding Expwy. For more information, call (718) 454-7272.
Watch this classic Japanese film among enthusiasts. It’s the first of a King Kong series. 1 p.m. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, astorialic.org.
All-Queens Family Fun Fest
This free festival for children and adults features live music, dance, rides, games and more. Musical performances include rock ’n roll band Ray Blue Band, and singers of African American, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, South American and South Asian traditions. Those who partake in the festival at Kissena Corridor Park can also enter to win free Mets tickets and other prizes. Located at the intersection of Main Street and Elder Avenue, the activities will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Councilman Peter Koo.
Flower Festival Parade
A procession featuring Colombian flower artists down 37th Avenue, from 69th Street to 86th Street. After the parade, the public is invited to the Queens Botanical Garden for song and culture with visiting musicians and artists, food and craft vendors and a ticketed comedy show. 10 a.m. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOUR DE QUEENS
This year’s route starts and ends in Astoria Park. It covers approximately 20 miles through Long Island City, Sunnyside, Rego Park, Forest Hills and Corona with a rest stop at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village. $22.50. Check in starts at 8 a.m. transalt.org.
Bang on a Can
This music series presents Florent Ghys, a bassist who plays intimate pop-laced tunes from his new album Télévision, a foray into classical forms, musique concrète, samples and sci-fi. 3 p.m. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, noguchi.org.
Peruvian Culture Celebration
Celebrate the Andean nation with hands-on art-making workshops, theater, and interactive dance performances. 1:30 p.m. Free. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.queensmuseum.org.
Summer Sports Experience
Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks. Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. The game is on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located at 173rd Street Playground in Detective Keith L Williams Park, Jamaica. Free event. For more information, visit
Fitness Walk at Crocheron Park
Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay. Meet in front of the Fort Totten entrance (across the street from Little Bay Park) on Totten Avenue – the western end of Joe Michaels Mile. For driving directions, use the intersection of Bell Boulevard and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Call (718) 352-4793, Ext. 302 or email email@example.com for more information.
The group originated from the 1970s Chicago R&B scene. In 2000, it was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. Free. 7 p.m. Queensbridge Park, Vernon Boulevard adjacent to the Queensboro Bridge, LIC, summerstage.com.
My Reptile Guys
Enjoy this kid-friendly, free educational show featuring the display of some exotic animals at Buz O’Rourke Playground in Crocheron Park, Bayside. The event will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For driving directions, use 33-14 214th Place.
SummerStage: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
With wild costumes and classic funk grooves, this band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Free. 7 p.m. Queensbridge Park, Vernon Boulevard adjacent to the Queensboro Bridge, LIC, summerstage.com.
Passport Thursdays: Caribbean
The Queens Museum’s summertime staple, Passport Thursdays: International Dance, Music, and Film Series, returns for another exciting season featuring some of the many international locales that fuel Queens’ cultural and artistic vitality. This week’s show brings audience members to the Caribbean, with performances by the Braata Folk Singers and a screening of the film “Pan.” So leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for an evening in the shadow of the majestic Unisphere. Passport Thursdays is from 7 to 10 p.m, rain or shine. For more information, visit queensmuseum.org.