Alley Pond Park Adventure Course, Sunday, July 5, Alley Pond Park (see below).
CHESS FOR KIDS
Kids can learn the art of chess for the first time or master the game at this event in the fresh Meadows Queens Library. Open the ages 8 and up, the games will commence at 4.30 p.m. and go through 5.15 p.m. Located at 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, in Fresh Meadows, the event will repeat every week through July 31. Free event.
YOUNG MR. LINCOLN
Shown as part of The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker, Young Mr. Lincoln presents a series of minor, mainly fictionalized events examining the U.S. president. Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.
HOT JAZZ/COOL GARDEN SERIES
The Ladybugs provide the music. The house provides the red beans, rice, sweet tea, tours, and birthday cake in honor of Satchmo’s birthday. The Ladybugs are a traditional jazz vocal group known for intricate harmonies and experimental arrangements with ukulele, guitar, trombone, bass, and drums. $18/$45 series subscription. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona at 2 p.m. For more information, visit louisarmstronghouse.org.
ALLEY POND PARK ADVENTURE COURSE
Enter a lottery for the chance to embark on a two-hour escapade at Alley Pond Park’s Adventure Course.
The high and low-courses are designed to foster trust, communication and team building, and are open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family with children 8 and up.
Two-hour slots are between 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event repeats every week through 11/1/2015.
For a chance to participate in this free event, enter in a lottery that opens at 12a.m. the previous Monday. Visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to sign up for the lottery. Located at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Center. For more information call (718) 217-4685.
THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD
Shown as part of The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker, Pilgrimage is about a mother who sends her son to war to prevent his marriage to a woman she doesn’t like. In Judge Priest, Will Rogers plays a noble judge who tries to vindicate the secret father of a girl and change southern prejudices. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, Pilgrimage starts at 2 p.m.; Judge Priest starts at 4:30 pm. For more information, visit movingimage.us.
THE DIRTY SHOW WITH BEN CONRAD AND LUCAS CONNOLLY
Conrad and Connolly present a stand up show with some of the most dirtiest jokes, so dirty it’s said to be the most unsafe for prime time jokes. Andy Sanford from Conan, Tim Dillon from Gotham Comedy Live and Tim Warner from NY Comedy Club and Comic Strip will be there to entertain and it will all be hosted by Blair Socci from Nacho Bitches at NY Comedy Club, the lineup is subject to change. $5 to get in the door, doors open at 9 p.m. and show starts at 9:30 p.m. QED 27-16 23rd Ave Astoria
BUG WEEK + BUG DAY
Take part in insect-related activities. Hold a Madagascar hissing cockroach, observe bees in a hive, make a bee mask. $12-$15. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit nysci.org. through 7/11
CHILDREN’S GARDEN SUMMER SESSION
Day camp for children begins at the botanical garden for children ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown! Program costs $900 for 7 weeks, or $810 for members. Sessions available on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information visit queensbotanicalgarden.org. The Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main St. in Flushing.
THE IRON GIANT
Outdoor movie screening. Free. O’Donohue Park Performance Space, Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard, Far Rockaway, starting at dusk. For more information, visit nycparks.com.
NO FEELINGS PRESENTS YEAR ONE
No Feelings is a variety show, they offer sword swallowers , fire breathing magicians, non fire breathing magicians, circus strongmen and Indian dancers. This is all in addition to their stand up comedians and improv teams.7:30-9 p.m., QED 27-16 23rd Ave Astoria
The 17th annual, eight-week Outdoor Cinema Festival includes open-air cinema, music, dance, and food. All films are presented in their original language with English subtitles and every film is projected onto a 40-foot wide screen. Live-In Maid is about a still-elegant divorcée, living in a fashionable Buenos Aires apartment. Her maid of 30 years massages her feet and freshens her drinks, but makes moves to abandon her. Free. SSP, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, at 7 pm. For more information, visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.
PUPPETS IN THE PARK: THE TALES OF BRER RABBIT
A puppet show for kids tells the story of Brer Rabbit, the American folk hero in the form of a bunny. Brer Rabbit thinks he’s much too clever to ever get caught, but in this modern adaptation of the tale, Brer Rabbit’s pals are on to his tricks and set out to teach him a lesson! This is a free event from 11a.m.–12p.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 111th Street and 53rd Ave. For more information see nycgovparks.org, call (718) 760-6560, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIDGES AND SUNSETS: ROOSEVELT ISLAND TOUR
Official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum leads a walking tour of the Roosevelt Island bridge and a stroll down to the island’s southern tip, where a new park honors FDR. $20, at 6:30 p.m., email@example.com
ITALIAN NIGHTS 2015
The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens presents outdoor live music and dancing every Wednesday through Aug. 26. Free. Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria. For more information, visit italianfederation.com.
KEANU REEVES FILM SERIES
A Keanu Reeves film series premieres this Thursday at Queens Library in Bayside. Join them every Thursday through August 20th to screen and discuss Keanu Reeves films as part of the adult summer literacy program. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration not required. Located at 214-20 Northern Blvd.