Events In Queens For June 12-18


Strawberry Festival, Onderdonk House, Saturday, 6/14 (see below).


The Queens Jazz Overground invites Brooklyn Jazz Underground for an all-out jazz party at Flushing Town Hall. This celebration will start at 8 p.m. and will feature three sets of music. Each group will play a set, followed by a third set of inter-borough collaboration. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $10 for members and students. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. Call (718) 463-7700 for information.

Crocheron Park will present a free screening of “Tangled” at 8 p.m. The longhaired Rapunzel has spent her whole life in a tower but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she sets out to discover the world and who she really is. The film will be shown by 35th Avenue and the Cross Island Parkway in the park.


Join the NannyVan and NYC domestic worker groups in front of the Queens Museum to celebrate International Domestic Workers Day at the Queens Museum with food and family-friendly festivities honoring nannies, housecleaners and caregivers whose work makes all other work possible. The free picnic will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.

The Strawberry Festival will take place at the Onderdonk House on Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. The East Coast Car Association will also be showing their vintage cars, food, music, crafts and games.  The Onderdonk House is located at 1820 Flushing Ave. in Ridgewood.

Scenes at New York Hall of Science in Queens, New YorkFLAG DAY: 50 YEARS OF EXPLORATION
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair at the Hall of Science. Learn about the different technologies and advancements made in the past 50 years on land, in space and in the water. Hands-on activities, guest partner groups and documentaries will be part of the fun. The segment on land will take place from noon to 4 p.m., with separate looks at space and water in July and August. The event is free with museum admission.

The members of American Legion Post 118 have all served our country – and the residents of Woodhaven are coming together to thank them for that service at a community barbecue. Everyone is invited to attend, free of charge. There will be hot dogs, burgers, salads and an old fashioned community gathering on Flag Day to celebrate our veterans. The event will run from noon until 4 p.m. It will take place at the American Legion, which is located at 89-02 91st St. in Woodhaven.

PS 31 The Bayside School presents “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at 7 p.m. Directed by Will Coppola and Terri Graybow, this adaptation of the story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney film will feature music by Alan Menken. The performance will take place in the school’s theater, located at 211-45 46th Road. Tickets are $5. Call (718) 423-8288 for information.

Zion Episcopal Church is holding its 184th annual Strawberry Festival. Since the event is partially a fundraiser, there will be a raffle with a wide selection of prizes, such as gift cards, Yankees tickets, an iPad Mini, a television and tickets to a Broadway show. The church is located at 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, call (718) 225-0466.

At 11 a.m., the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside will hold its annual Flag Day Parade along Greenpoint Avenue. It is believed that Sunnyside is one of the only communities in all the five boroughs where Flag Day is celebrated with a parade. Participants include Sunnyside Drum Corps, the NYPD Marching Band and various local civic and community groups. For more information, visit










This Sunday at Elixir Bar and Lounge, Community Healthcare Network celebrates 10 years of service to the transgender community with dancing, drinks, food and live music performances. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., join the party and thank CHN for their dedication to the health of the transgender community. For more information, call (718) 883-8638.

An art residency, titled Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst Art, will begin at the Knockdown Center. The residency will feature the work of several artists including Raul de Nieves, Desi Santiago and Ben Wolf.  A new generation of New York-based artists who utilize installation work as a platform for performance, and partner regularly with alternative event spaces and collectives in Brooklyn and beyond. It opens on June 15 and will remain there until July 5. The Knockdown Center is located at 52-19 Flushing Ave. in Maspeth.

With the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, Queens Botanical Garden will welcome the Quintet of the Americas once again. Enjoy Father’s Day with a selection of music that celebrates the Colors of the Garden. Seating is extremely limited; first come, first served. The concert starts at 2:30 p.m. and is free with garden admission.



Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join the NYC Compost Project at the Queens Farm Museum to learn the essentials of outdoor composting. Registration is required. The workshop fee is $5. Email or call (718) 539-5296 to sign up.


Thursdays this summer until June 26, a two-hour tour led by All New York Fun tours will take you to some of the most picturesque points in this region of rich history and rapid rebirth. The contrasts in Long Island City of old and new, brick and glass and rough and refined offer both amateur and professional photographers a plethora of opportunities for dynamic compositions. Meet in front of Long Island City Courthouse at noon. For more information, call (646) 205-8188.

On Saturdays until Sept. 27, Socrates Sculpture Park offers free yoga classes for all experience levels. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, the classes cover body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Free, no RSVP required. For more information, call (718) 956-1819.