Design Lab Opens at NY Hall of Science, Saturday, June 7 (see below).
Head to Crocheron Park at 8 p.m. for a free screening of Disney’s “Brave.” Princess Merida, determined to make her own path, defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse. The film will be shown by 35th Avenue and the Cross Island Parkway in the park.
LITTLE RED’S HOOD
CityParks PuppetMobile presents “Little Red’s Hood,” a retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” at Bowne Park. Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. The free show starts at noon.
FAMILY SCIENCE ADVENTURES
Discover and explore classic summer activities with a science twist at the New York Hall of Science. Children and parents can engage in exciting, hands-on outdoor activities, including water play, mud painting and experimenting in the Science Playground. The workshop runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $60, with another $15 for each additional sibling. Scholarships are available. For more information or to request a scholarship form, call (718) 699-0005 ext. 341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC WITH A BOW
Grammy-nominated recording artist, violin soloist, concertmaster, chamber musician and teacher Dale Stuckenbruck will demonstrate instruments that are played with a bow, including a singing saw. He will appear at the Flushing Library from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The library is located at 41-17 Main St.
DESIGN LAB OPENS
Celebrate the opening of the Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition at the New York Hall of Science.
Made up of five distinct pods, this exhibit will allow visitors to engage in activities, experiments and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process.
It is free with NYSCI admission.
Flux Factory and LIC Community Garden present “Nightlight,” an interactive outdoor installation exploring the power of light in creating a safe public space within the City. The installation spans the entire garden and is powered exclusively by solar energy. The installation runs every evening in June – its opening party will be held Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (347) 669-1406.
The Bayside Historical Society’s Seekers Club is holding a paranormal investigation at the Lawrence Cemetery at noon. Join the Seekers Club as they guide you through a live investigation, explaining the tools and techniques used to discover paranormal activity. The event costs $10 for the general audience, $8 for BHS members. Reserve your spot by calling (718) 352-1548.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Mount Sinai Hospital and United Community Civic Association add some weekend fun to a health screening program this weekend in Astoria. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Most Precious Blood Church in Astoria, their annual community health fair offers free health screenings, refreshments and giveaways, as well as face painting, clowns and a bouncy castle for kids. For more information, visit www.mshq.org/community/events.
KIDS ART IN THE PARK
The 6th annual Kew Gardens Kids Art in the Park will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Kew Gardens Cinemas Park. Children of all ages are invited to a fun-filled day of mural painting, arts and crafts and creative activities. The main attraction of the free event is a large-scale group mural kids can work on. Kew Gardens Cinemas Park is located on Austin Street, off Lefferts Boulevard.
MONUMENTS AND MEMORY
Renowned architectural historian John Kriskiewicz will lead a tour for the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The tour will look at the extant structures of the 1964 World’s Fair, such as the Unisphere, the Port Authority Heliport, Westinghouse Time Capsules and Wallace Harrison’s Hall of Science/Space Park. The tour is free and open to all. It runs from 4 to 6 p.m.
Emanuel United Church of Christ will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in the current building with a special mass, followed by a barbecue on 91st Avenue, right outside the church building. Emanuel is located on the corner of 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard. It will begin at 9:45 a.m. and run until about 1 p.m.
Come celebrate the two-year anniversary of Norma’s Coffee in Ridgewood. There will be a group of musicians that normally play at other Queens venues, hanging out and playing Norma’s. The day-long event will begin at 8 a.m. Norma’s is located at 59-02 Catalpa Ave.
FILM SCREENING AT COFFEED
LIC’s neighborhood locally sourced eco-cafe Coffeed, located on Northern Boulevard downstairs from the Brooklyn Grance rooftop farm, will be hosting a film screening on Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The film tells stories of creative solutions to uncertain political times. For information, call Coffeed at (718) 606-1299 and learn about the film at www.intransitionmovie.com.
SHORT FILMS FROM JERUSALEM
Three short films from the Israeli Sam Spiegel Film School will be discussed. Two brothers on the West Bank set out with their grandfather’s old cart to peddle roasted beans and run into the realities of their everyday lives; a young man reluctantly goes back to his kibbutz to help his father, after years of estrangement; a middle aged Palestinian man kidnaps an Israeli soldier, yet struggles between his conscience – and his desire for revenge for the humiliation of himself and his wife. The discussion will begin at 12:30. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th Street in Forest Hills.
YIDDISH THEATER LAB
Target Margin Theater concludes the 2013-14 season and their two-year exploration of Yiddish Theater with the summer 2014 TMT Lab: Yiddish Version at the Secret Theater. TMT’s Lab offers a sampler of works from the canon of Yiddish theater and literature, to remind us all how diverse and sophisticated Yiddish culture was, and how great its loss. All performances are in English. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (718) 392-0722.