Celebrate the diversity of Queens this Sunday at the
LBGT Pride Parade and Festival, which kicks-off at the
intersection of 89th Street and 27th Avenue in Jackson
Heights. (see below).
GLOBAL MASHUP #5: HAITI MEETS CHINA
The Agoci band from Haiti will serve up Kompa music and join FJ Music Fusion, a duo of Chinese musicians dedicated to bringing China’s traditional music to NYC, for a mash-up of two cultures on one stage – with an open dance floor! Each artist performs a set, and then both groups play an impromptu jam together for the final act. Dance lessons begin at 7 p.m. followed by a concert and jam at 8 p.m. $15/$10 Members/Students.
THE WAY OUT
Screened as part of the Panorama Europe 2015 film festival, “Way Out” follows a Romany woman who perseveres in the face of anti-gypsy racism to find steady employment. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, 7 p.m. movingimage.us.
All day festival at Citi Field featuring online stars of YouTube, Vine, Instagram and Twitter featuring Demi Lovato, Jack & Jack, Matt Espinoza, Hayes Grier, Aaron Carpenter and much more. Games, contest and food. Held in Citi Field parking lot rain or shine, $29 admission. Tickets at digitour.com/digifest/nyc. For more information, call (501) 712-2817 or email DigiQuestions@TheDigiTour.com
APEX FEST II
Day 2 of Apex Fest at Trans Pecos featuring: Gnaw Their Tongues, Trepaneringsritualen, Menace Ruine, IRM, Burial Hex, Sutekh Hexen, Barren Harvest. Tickets cost $20. Trans Pecos is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave., in Ridgewood.
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
A challenging, all-day activity that will “Walk the Watershed” from Union Turnpike to Fort Totten. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
GLOBAL FAMILY REUNION
A festival that explores the science and history of human families. Through activities, talks, music, celebrity guests, food and more, you will discover how scientists are uniting the entire world in a single family tree. 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Museum admission plus $20-$50.
YOGA IN THE ELEMENTS
Breathe in deep and relax! Nature is the perfect setting for a serene yoga session. Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini creates a multi-level adaptable approach to yoga suitable for beginners to experienced students. Bring your own mat, towel, insect repellant and water bottle. For adults only. Located at APEC at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston. 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. $16 per person. Please pre-register at alleypond.com.
INTERGENERATIONAL STEM VIDEO GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP
Calling all grandparent-grandchild pairs interested in playing and creating digital games together. In this special interactive workshop, you will learn about games as systems, and design both hands-on and digital games. This free program is presented in partnership with AARP and Mentor Up, and is reserved for students ages 10 to 18 years old and the older persons (ages 50+) in their lives. From 1 to 4 p.m.
APEX FEST III
Day 3 of Apex fest at Trans Pecos featuring: The Body, Sophia, Svartsinn, Karjalan Sisset, Northaunt, Havan, Funerary Call. Tickets cost $20. Trans Pecos is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave., in Ridgewood.
WORLD’S FAIR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
To celebrate 50 years since the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Borough President Melinda Katz and NYS Assemblywoman Marge Markey, in partnership with NYC Parks and Recreation, will host a free SummerStage Concert near the New York State Pavilion from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information visit nycgovparks.org.
ROCKAWAY’S INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY
A carnival full of live music, entertainment, folk dance, beach games, junior rides, a petting zoo, international foods, and guest appearances. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Beach 116th St., Rockaway
BHS Annual Lawn Concert At Crocheron Park
Outdoor concert featuring Desert Highway, “driving the music of the Eagles, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and American Classic Rock”. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Concert will take place on the sledding hill at Crocheron Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Free.
FINE ART FAIR VIII
The annual Queen of Angels Nondenominational Fine Art Fair will exhibit works by 30 local artists at the historical Sunnyside parish’ meeting hall at Skillman Avenue and 44th Street. Admission is free. Patron of the Arts donation of $5 entitles you to lunch. Free raffles and a free glass of wine with any art purchase. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
QUEENS PRIDE PARADE
Celebrate the diversity of Queens this Sunday at the LBGT Pride Parade and Festival, which kicks-off at the intersection of 89th Street and 27th Avenue in Jackson Heights. The festivities begin at noon and featur
ISRAELI CINEMA FESTIVAL
Join the Central Queens Y for an afternoon of three short Israeli films, with lively discussion led by film critic Matthew Weiss. They will feature “Aya,” one of Israel’s Academy Award nominees: When a man and woman meet at an airport, he mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. Enchanted by the possibilities of the random encounter, she does not hurry to prove him wrong. Two outstanding short student films include a poignant story about two Ethiopian immigrants to Israel.
RELICS OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
From June 8 to 9, the holy relics of Saint Anthony of Padua will be visiting the St. Adalbert Parish, 52-29 83rd St. in Elmhurst. Mass will begin at 9 a.m. followed by veneration all-day long. For more details, contact Tom Muscatello with the Anthonian Association at (914) 263-8841.
LOVE BOATING IN JAMAICA
Event by artist Rudolph Shaw. Based on improvisations in the workshops, the group created a musical theatre piece to reflect traveling to Jamaica, enjoying songs, being swept away by a hurricane, working on a plantation and sailing back to Far Rockaway. Free. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 711 Seagirt Blvd., Far Rockaway.
THE BAYSIDE PUPPET PLAYERS
A 15-20 minute puppet performance designed, built, devised and performed by the seniors of the Bayside Senior Center. The puppets will be on display pre- and post- performance, and there will be a Q&A following the performance. Free. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside.