Louis Armstrong Music Festival, Flushing Meadows
Corona Park, Sunday, 6/29, all day (see below).
The Poppenhusen Library will hold a screening of 1968’s “Petulia,” starting at 4 p.m. Directed by Richard Lester, the film stars Julie Christie and George Scott. It is about a young San Francisco socialite married to an abusive man. She meets a physician who is going through a divorce and starts a quirky relationship with him. Poppenhusen Library is located at 121-23 14 Ave., College Point.
RICHMOND HILL WALK
The Greater Astoria Historical Society will host an exploration of Richmond Hill at noon, to see some of the Borough’s richest collections of Victorian Homes, along with other architectural highlights, including the Triangle Hotel and a pipe factory that became luxury housing. The walk will last three hours and start at Jamaica Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard. Cost is $20, or $15 for members. For information, visit www.astorialic.org.
Celebrate bugs at the New York Hall of Science with entomologists and beekeepers at this one-day event. Activities include bug eating, hissing cockroaches from NYSCI and the New York City Entomological Society, a local beekeeper with honey, a ladybug release, carnivorous plant workshops, the BioBus and much more. The event is free with NYSCI admission and runs from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more, call (718) 699-0005.
SUMMER WARM UP AT MoMA PS1
Weekly Saturday performances of experimental music, sound and DJs begin this weekend at MoMA PS1. Warm Up 2014 continues the tradition of introducing audiences to local and international music across a range of genres. Running until Sept. 6, the festival is held in the PS1 courtyard, where food and drinks will be available as well. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day-of. For more information and a full list of performances, visit www.momaps1.org/warmup.
EPISODES OF HAITI
KaNu Dance Theater presents a three-section, full-length production at the Flushing Library about Haiti’s culture, history and current situation through exciting collaborations of modern dance, traditional Haitian folklore, poetry and live music. The event will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flushing Library is located at 41-17 Main St.
EVENING OF FILM
American Jewish World Service and the Reform Temple of Forest Hills will present an evening of film and human rights activism, 7 p.m. at the Temple, 71-11 112th St., Forest Hills. The evening will include a screening of the film “Call Me Kuchu,” about the efforts of Ugandan LGBT activists to stop the passage of an anti-homosexuality bill. For information or to make a reservation, email email@example.com.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum and Queens Museum are co-presenting the exhibit “Ambassador Satchmo at the World’s Fair – Celebrating 50 Years.” A Jazz Soirée from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum will kick off the exhibit, with performances by Catherine Russell, accompanied by Matt Munisteri, Mark Shane and Tal Ronen. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG MUSIC FESTIVAL
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s performance at the 1964 World’s Fair with this free, day-long concert at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The Louis Armstrong International Music Festival features live music, dancing and a food truck rally just south of the Unisphere, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cuban-American singer Albita, the Jon Faddis Quartet, Junoon with Salman Ahmad and David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band will perform during the event.
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Queens Museum will hold the opening reception for “Shades of Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean American Artists, Part Two, 1989-2001.” The exhibit, curated by Heesung Cho and Kyunghee Pyun, presents a group of younger Korean American artists who started a professional career in the late 1980s and the 1990s and include a wide range of media such as video, mixed media, computer-graphics and installations. Call (718) 592-9700 for more information.
FORT TOTTEN TUNNEL TOUR
Learn the stories of Fort Totten and its role in defending New York City with this historic walking tour by the Urban Park Rangers. The free tour starts at 1 p.m. at the Fort Totten Visitors Center. Call (718) 352-1769 for information.
YOGA IN THE GARDEN
From 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., this yoga workshop starts off with gentle stretches and builds to a steady flow of vinyasa yoga, in the calming setting of Smiling Hogshead Ranch. Open to all levels, this donation-based outdoor yoga class will connect us to nature and community. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and water. For more information, visit www.smiling-hogshead-ranch.tumblr.com.
Start your July 4th celebrations early this Monday on the Astoria Park lawn. The Queens Symphony Orchestra will play at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks over the water. For more information, call (718) 728-7820.
LEARN MODERN DANCE
Every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Green Space in Long Island City, Valerie Green teaches the basics of modern dance technique with a special emphasis on fitness. The class starts with wakening floor exercises and culminates in rhythmical, full-body turns, jumps and diverse dynamics. $15 per class. For more information, call (718) 956-3037.
Hollis native and rap star Ja Rule will sign his new memoir, “Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming A Man,” at Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, at 7 p.m. Wristband distribution begins at 9 a.m.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Northeast Queens Parks will present a puppet play of “Little Red Riding Hood” at Crocheron Park. Taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., this free performance will take place in Buz O’Rourke Playground.
FESTIVAL IN ASTORIA PARK
Thursday through Sunday, Astoria Park opens up for a free carnival-style festival, sponsored by Central Astoria Local Development Coalition. Each afternoon, enjoy rides, games, food and entertainment in the park’s parking lot. For more information, call (718) 728-7820.