“Attack The Block,” free screening at Bayside Library
starting at 11:15a.m (see below).
“ATTACK THE BLOCK”
Bayside Library will host a free screening of British sci-fi comedy, “Attack The Block,” starting at 11:15 a.m. This R-rated film is about a teenage street gang that fights off predatory alien invaders. Bayside Library is located at 214-20 Northern Blvd.
POETRY, FREEDOM AND YOU
At Flushing Library, poets and aesthetic realism consultants Margot Carpenter and Karen Van Outreyve explain the true poetry in “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as well as poems from Mother Goose, Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson and more. The free event starts at 3 p.m.
EMILY ASHER’S GARDEN PARTY
The Louis Armstrong House Museum will present an afternoon of jazz in Louis’ Garden at 2 p.m. Emily Asher’s Garden Party, a versatile musical ensemble led by Asher’s tenacious trombone and sweet vocals, will perform at the event. Tickets cost $18 per person and can be bought at www.louisarmstronghouse.org. Call (718) 478-8274 for more information.
LORD, REVIVE THIS LAND
Queens College will hold a three-day conference, starting on July 4, focused on the restoration of God and renewal in the Holy Spirit. Pastor Jeff Taguchi and Minister Tony Hsu from New Life Christian Center, Irvine, CA, will speak about connecting churches, sharing ministry experiences, equipping Christians and providing renewal in the Holy Spirit to build a radiant church. The event is free and takes place at the Goldstein Theatre.
COOL HAND SEWING
Stop by the Maker Space on July 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a chance to sew your own sunglasses case. You will learn how to measure and cut fabric, sew a few different hand stitches, and how to attach buttons, straps and other trimmings. If you already have a case for your sunglasses, you can learn how to sew a cool beach bag or hip pouch. Workshops are recommended for ages 6 and older and cost $5 per adult/child pair. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 699-0005.
SPACE ODYSSEY WEEKEND
The See It Big! sci-fi series at the Museum of the Moving Image concludes in spectacular fashion with ultra-rare 70mm screenings of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey,” this Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for non-members and include access to the museum’s galleries and other same-day screenings. For information, call (718) 777-6800.
THE BEAUTY OF KUNGQU
Dezhang Wu and Ling Yang, resident artists of the Kunqu Society and students of its workshop, will present highlights from Kunqu classics and introduce the art and beauty of Kunqu at the Flushing Library. This concert will take place in the lower level auditorium, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (718) 661-1200.
COMMUNITY DAY AT NOGUCHI MUSEUM
Friends and neighbors are invited to visit the Noguchi Museum for free admission and a variety of programs. “Open Studio” will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A free public tour is offered at 2 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a special “Center of Attention” conversation focusing on a single work of art. For more information, call (718) 204-7088.
TOUR DE QUEENS
The 2014 Tour de Queens, presented by Jamis, offers New Yorkers the ultimate staycation. This year’s ride will start in iconic Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in the plaza between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum of Art. The tour will be approximately 20 miles, and will visit the great northeastern Queens neighborhoods of Flushing, East Flushing, Murray Hill, Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Beechurst and Whitestone. The rest stop this year will be at Little Bay Park. More information is available at tourdequeens.org.
“LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL”
Whitestone Library will present a screening of the 1997 Italian tragicomedy, “Life Is Beautiful.” In this WWII film, a carefree Jewish-Italian man named Guido (Roberto Benigni) moves to Arezzo, marries and has a son. Life is beautiful until his family is sent to a concentration camp, where, separated from his wife, Guido devises a game to help his son survive. The film will start at 3 p.m.
SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE
Starting Monday and running until July 13, Dance Entropy holds its annual Summer Dance Intensive at Green Space in Long Island City. The intensive is open to all dancers, actors and movement lovers of every type, and incorporates dance technique, choreography, nutrition and Pilates. $50 off early registration (before June 30). For more information, call (718) 956-3037.
DANCING UNDER THE STARS FINALE
celebrate the closing of Forest Park’s season of free ballroom dance lessons. A live performance by the Nick Russo Latin Jazz quintet will accompany the dancing. Admission is free. For more information, call (718) 235-4100.
Socrates Sculpture Park will show an outdoor screening of Moussa Touré’s “La Pirogue” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The drama tells of 30 men and one woman who set out on an illegal, seven-day voyage from the coast of Senegal to Spain. The film begins at sundown and runs for 90 minutes. For more information, call (718) 956-1819.
The Metropolitan Opera’s popular Summer Recital Series returns with a free concert in Socrates Sculpture Park at 7 p.m. No tickets are required for the performance, which will feature arias and duets from a variety of operas, along with selections from the American Songbook sung by rising opera stars; soprano Mary-Jane Lee, mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson, and baritone Yunpeng Wang, joined by pianist Dan Saunders. The performance will run approximately one hour. For additional information, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit the Met website at www.metopera.org/parks.