Events In Queens For July 17-23


FOLKCOLOMBIA, on Sunday 7/20 at the Queens
Museum from noon to 5 p.m. (see below).


spirted_eveningA SPIRITED EVENING
Join the Seekers Club for a special evening investigation of the 1887 Fort Totten castle. Follow along as “The Seekers” explore dark corners using the latest technology in the field of paranormal investigation.

Tickets are $5 for Bayside Historical Society members and $8 for non-members.

The event runs from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. RSVP by calling (718) 352-1548.

Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space presents the launch of QNSMADE, a web-based project that celebrates the stories of Queens through a series of portraits and interviews.

The site features artists, makers, and doers who were either born and raised in Queens or live in Queens now.

Admission is $5. For more information or to RSVP, call (347) 505-3010.

Join the Hall of Science for scavenger hunts, demos, information and workshops about making health and fitness easy, fun and delicious.

Learn helpful tips for a healthier life, gain important skills for improving your fitness level and learn about the damaging myths surrounding food and exercise.

Enjoy Parkour with the Movement Creative, with drop-in sessions from noon to 2:30 p.m. and a workshop at 3 p.m.

To learn more, call (718) 699-0005.


Raise a glass and celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the New York World’s Fair at Queens Botanical Garden’s inaugural Brew Fest.

Enjoy a selection of more than 50 craft beers from 20 local and international breweries.

There will also be food, tours, vendors, music and homebrew demonstrations by Glen Cove Home Brew and Bitter & Esters of Brooklyn.

Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door.

The event is two sessions, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4p.m. to 7 p.m.

This Saturday, a new exhibition opens at the Musuem of the Moving Image.

“What’s Up, Doc?” will feature the animation and art of Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones, the hand behind Bugs Bunny, Pepe Le Pew and Wile E. Coyote.

The exhibit explores Jones’s creative genius, his legacy and the influences he drew on from the fine arts and popular culture.

The exhibition runs until January 2015. For information, call (718) 777-6800.

This Sunday at dusk, grab a picnic and pull up a blanket at Travers Park for the Queens World Film Festival.

The festival features screenings of international and local independent films, including shorts and features, animation and live action.

The festival will return to Travers Park on the evening of July 26. For information, call (718) 429-2579.

Long Island City’s Secret Theatre brings an interactive performance so immersive, you may forget it is make believe.

Performance group “Playing with Reality” will show “Look Away, Look Away” at 10:30 p.m.

Here is your chance to play onstage with highly skilled actors and co-create the story.

Or, just sit back and enjoy.

For more information, call (718) 392-0722.

Picnic Days at the historic Onderdonk House and Grounds run from noon to 6 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under are free with an adult.

Enjoy the beautiful Onderdonk House and gardens and picnic with your friends and neighbors.

It includes grills and picnic tables (first come, first served – five grills are available).

Groups are limited to 8 -10 individuals.

You supply the charcoal, all your food and supplies.

You can bring additional chairs, additional tables, blankets, portable grills, umbrellas, pop up shelters.

No alcohol allowed.

Tours of the Onderdonk House are included.

Onderdonk House is located at 1820 Flushing Ave. in Ridgewood.

SUNDAY 7/20 

The Ecuadorian Film Showcase of New York kicks off ts seventh annual event at the Queens Museum, bringing the most diverse and contemporary selection of Ecuadorian cinema to Spanish and English speaking audiences.

The free film festival will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For the complete lineup, visit

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and FolkColombia Música y Danza, in conjunction with the Queens Museum, present “FolkCOLOMBIA en el Parque 2014.”

This free celebration of Colombian Independence Day will showcase the diverse music and dance traditions of the country.

The concert will take place at the Queens Museum, running from noon until 5 p.m. Call (718) 592-9700 for more information.

The Poppenhusen Institute will host the Yianni Papastefanou Orchestra for an evening of music as part of its summer concert series.

Enjoy traditional Greek music and dancing at this show in the garden for the cost of $4.

Refreshments and raffles will be sold.

Poppenhusen is located at 114-0414th Road, College Point.


The Flushing Library will hold a free screening of the 1988 film, “Satisfaction,” in its lower level auditorium.

Starring Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson and Trini Alvarado, this movie follows the adventures of a female rock band over a hot and crazy summer at the beach.

The screening starts at 6 p.m.

Queens Tabernacle will host a five-day basketball camp beginning on July 21.

There will be two sessions a day, from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The early session will be for boys and girls entering grades 3-5 in fall 2014.

The second session is for boys and girls entering grades 6-8.

The camp has experienced instructors that teach shooting, ball handling, defense, rebounding, individual and team offense stations.

The Queens Tabernacle is located at 86-03 96th St. in Woodhaven.


Hip to Hip Theatre Company is celebrating its eighth season of Free Shakespeare in the Park with the romantic action-adventure fairy tale, “Cymbeline.”

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on the lawn near the Queens Museum.

Bring blankets, low chairs and picnic fare.

Seating is first come, first served.

If you have children, stop by at 7 p.m. for an interactive kids workshop about Shakespeare.

52nd Street, a Billy Joel cover band, will play Resorts World Casino on July 23.

If you cannot catch the man himself at The Garden, come watch a band play many of his hit songs.

The show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Resorts World is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park.