2nd Annual World’s Fair Trade Show on Saturday, 5/23
at the Queens Botanical Garden. (see below).
VETERANS JOB FAIR
Councilman Eric Ulrich, Chairman of the City Council Veterans Committee, will host a second annual Veterans Job Fair at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park. Resorts World Casino has donated space to host the fair in the Central Park Space. Some of New York City’s largest and most reputable employers will be on hand to interview veterans and current members of the National Guard and Reserve for various job opportunities throughout the Tristate area. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
MODERN RUIN: A WORLD’S FAIR PAVILION
This is the world premiere screening of a documentary about the New York State Pavilion. By AquaRela Pictures, the film details the 1964 World’s Fair structure’s post-fair usage as a concert venue and roller rink, followed by years of neglect and the recent efforts to save and repurpose it. The directors and producers will attend. On first night, cocktail hour at 7 p.m.; screening at 8 p.m. $15. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, queenstheatre.org. Also showing May 23 at 3 p.m.
GLOBAL MASHUP #4: MEXICO MEETS GREECE
Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC’s first and only all female mariachi band joins Yianni Papastefanou, a traditional Greek singer and recording artist 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 begins at 7 p.m. followed by a concert and jam at 8 p.m. $15/$10 Members/Students. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.
THE COLOR RUN
This is a five-kilometer, untimed race in which thousands of participants (“color runners”) are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues after the race with a larger-than-life party featuring music, dancing, and massive color throws. 9 a.m. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, .thecolorrun.com/queens.
MUSIC IN THE GARDEN
The doo-wop band New York Exceptions gets the crowd singing and dancing to popular music from the 1950-1970s. 3 to 5 p.m. Free with admission. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
CRAZY FOR CATERPILLARS
Learn how caterpillars change into beautiful butterflies. Search the trails for munched leaves, creeping caterpillars and hanging chrysalises. Take home your very own caterpillar and watch it change into a painted lady butterfly! Snack included. Caterpillar care and housing instructions provided. Limited to 12 participants. Ages 3 and 4. Participants must be toilet trained. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $18 Members, $24 Non-members.
WORLD’S FAIR TRAIN SHOW
This Memorial Day weekend, from May 23 to May 25, the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, will host the 2nd Annual World’s Fair Train Show. Created by the Long Island Garden Railway Society, the World’s Fair Train Show will feature fully working “G” scale model trains, which will be traveling on their tracks through the garden and around a scaled-down Unisphere and several other iconic features from the 1964 World’s Fair. The exhibit will be in operation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all weekend long. There will also be “trackless train” rides around select parts of the garden, from noon to 4 p.m.; additional fees apply. For more information visit queensbotanical.org.
KAYAKING AND CANOEING
Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove, in partnership with LIC Community Boathouse, will offer free kayaking and canoeing (tide and weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, from 1 to 4 p.m. Classes are free and open to the public. No prior boating experience is required. First come, first serve.
BENCH WORKSHOP (PART I)
Learn skills that combine art, engineering, design and construction, while taking inspiration from Noguchi’s sculpture and design work. At 1 p.m., join Socrates instructor Luz Fleming and educators from the Noguchi Museum in Socrates Sculpture Park’s outdoor studio as they guide you to create simple yet well-crafted furnishings for your home. Advanced registration is required. For more information visit socratessculpturepark.org/education/designbuild.
FOREST HILLS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The parade starts at the intersection of Ascan and Metropolitan avenues at 11:30 a.m.
MASPETH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The festivities begin at 1 p.m., starting at Walter A. Garlinge Memorial Park, on the corner of 72nd Street and Grand Avenue.
LITTLE NECK-DOUGLASTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Recognized as the largest Memorial Day Parade in the country, the Little Neck-Douglaston parade, the festivities start at 2 p.m. along Northern Boulevard with a closing reception in the schoolyard of St. Anastasia in Douglaston. This year’s Grand Marshal is Commissioner and retired Army Brigadier General Loree Sutton of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. Douglaston residents Carl Mattone, president of the Mattone Group, and Lidia Bastiniach, chef and TV star, are this year’s man and woman of the year.
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will be at the Museum of Moving Image, on May 26, at 8 p.m. for a preview screening of his new film “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” Rated PG-13, 104 mins. Starring Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman and Jon Bernthal, the film is a funny, moving story of a high school senior who tries to avoid getting entangled in deep relationships, preferring to make short film parodies of classic movies. Tickets are $20 and $12 for museum members.
FLUSHING TOWN HALL CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Located in the epicenter of one of the most culturally diverse counties in the nation, join Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, as they celebrate 36 years of diversity, arts and the community. A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner, entertainment and awards at 7 p.m. For more information visit flushingtownhall.org/gala.
LONG DISTANCE POISON, GRASSHOPPER
Mister Matthews and Kill Alters will play Trans Pecos in Ridgewood. The show begins at 8 p.m. and it costs $8 to see the show. Trans Pecos is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave.
NEW YORK METS LEGEND NIGHT
Doc Gooden will make an appearance at Resorts World Casino, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 for adults and VIP tickets cost $100. Resorts World Casino is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park.