Six Outstanding Women of Queens, Saturday, 6/27,
Queens Historical Society (see below).
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF “HOUSE PARTY”
Part of the Changing the Picture film series, join the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria, as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of “House Party,” directed by Reginald Hudlin. Rated R, 100 minutes. Full Force – Bow Legged Lou, Paul Anthony and B Fine – will also be in the house at 7 p.m., to get the party started as the Museum celebrates this classic comedy starring hip-hop duo Kid n’ Play. Afterwards join Warrington Hudlin for a post-screening discussion. Admission is $15 or $9 for museum members. For more information visit movingimage.us.
SIX OUTSTANDING WOMEN OF QUEENS
Opening reception for new, multi-genre exhibition highlighting Betty Friedan, Grace Lee Boggs, Helen Keller, Lisa Randall, Yeou-Cheng Ma, and Rise Stevens. 2 to 4:30 p.m. $3-$5. Queens Historical Society, 145-35 37th Ave., Flushing
FAMILY FUN DAY
Public kayaking, storytime, Cido the Clown, art mural, live music, Zumba, food, rock-climbing, and blood donation opportunities. MacNeil Park, Poppenhusen Avenue between 115th Street and College Place, College Point, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. coastalpreservation.org.
BONKERZ AT FOREST PARK
Bonkerz The Clown will appear at the Forest Park carousel. Take your kids to enjoy some entertainment from this hilarious jester. The show starts at 2 p.m. and finishes at 4 p.m.
“FLIC-NIC” IN TRAVERS PARK
The Queens World Film Festival, in collaboration with the Jackson Heights Green Alliance, return to Travers Park, at 34th Avenue and 78th Street in Jackson Heights, for engaging indie films under the stars. Sit back and relax for a screening of some of the best international animations from the 2015 Queens World Film Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. Films play all day. Some of the films are PG-13 and may not be suitable for young children. For more information visit jhgreen.org.
HAUNTING HISTORIES AND LEGENDS OF ASTORIA
This two-hour stroll visits some lesser-known historical sites, including the Victorian mansions of Old Astoria Village, and reveals unsettling tales of the neighborhood’s grim and ghostly past. While Astoria is pleasant and bustling today, its past is filled with tragic Hollywood film stars, voodoo, potters’ fields, grisly murders, poltergeists, hidden treasure, and deadly waters. $20 in advance/$25 at the door, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. boroughsofthedead.com.
NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL
See how innovative new technology can alter, expand, and exhilarate perceptions through an artists’s creative energies. Day-long series of site-specific performances and events. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.,$6-$12. Museum of the Moving Image, 37th Street and 35th Avenue, Astoria.
HUNTERS POINT TOUR
Explore everything from the newly expanded Gantry State Park to relics from the 19th century in the neighborhood formerly known as “Dominie’s Hook.” $20. Meet on Vernon Boulevard and 50th Avenue, LIC, at noon, astorialic.org.
POETRY AND COFFEE AT TOPOS BOOKSTORE IN RIDGEWOOD
Poetry & Coffee is a simple concept. It’s a group of people who get together over food and drinks, each bringing a poem of their choice to read and discuss. The only rule is that the poem cannot be your own work. Please bring 20 copies of the poem to share with the group. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Reserve your ticket here: brownpapertickets.com/event/1692564
INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY
Celebrate International Mud Day by rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty. Meet earthworms and other decomposers by exploring a compost bin. 1 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, queensbotanical.org.
ART FOR FAMILIES AT THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM
Engage you children in discussion about art and work together or individually to make your own works of art. Join the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. in Long Island City, for this program in Japanese language, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This program is open to families with children ages 5-11. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information visit noguchi.org.
DANCING UNDER THE STARS
Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons for people of all levels in Forest Park. The lessons run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wallenberg Square, Metropolitan Avenue and Park Lane South.
ASTORIA FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Central Astoria presents its annual Independence Celebration featuring the West Point Band followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Free, starts at 7:30 p.m., Astoria Park.
THE WORLD OF THE 7 TRAIN
This series of six walks and connecting rides along North Queens’ transportation corridor is my signature tour. It will focus on what the #7 train has done to and for surrounding neighborhoods since it began service in 1914. Walks take place in Long Island City, Sunnyside, Flushing, Corona, Woodside and Jackson Heights and lunch is in Flushing’s Asiatown. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tour fee is $42 and you need to preregister by check to Jack Eichenbaum, 36-20 Bowne St. #6C, Flushing, NY 11354 (include name, phone and email address) The full day’s program and other info is available by email email@example.com. The tour is limited to 25 people.
15TH ANNUAL FOREST HILLS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Come and join us in the heart of Forest Hills for a day of family fun, food and live music. Come meet all of Austin Streets unique store owners at their individual booths and in their stores, which will be open during the fair. There will be a plethora of vendors, kid’s rides, live demonstrations and our new Beer and Wine Gardens. This year Band to the Stars Carlos Estrella & NVIVO will be putting on a performance you won’t want to miss. We hope to see you this Sundayon Austin Street between 69th and 72nd Road in Forest Hills. Free. Noon to 6 p.m.
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT AT ATLAS PARK
Outdoor movie on the Center Green. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show! Free show. If weather is iffy please check Facebook or call 718-326-3300 for updates. Check our Facebook page weekly for details. Facebook.com/ShopsAtAtlasPark