Taste of LIC on Tuesday 6/2 at Gantry Plaza
State Park from 6:30 p.m. (see below).
ED SHEERAN AT WEST SIDE TENNIS CLUB
Blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and hip-hop hooks, Sheeran is a global phenomenon. The 23-year old British singer/songwriter has had international hit singles like “The A Team” and “Lego House.” $65.50-$85.50. One Tennis Pl., Forest Hills Gardens foresthillsstadium.com
English version of Spanish play about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. $35/$32 for students and seniors. Runs until June 28. thaliatheatre.org. Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside 8 p.m.
ASTORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The orchestra presents music for brass and percussion, featuring Joan Tower’s “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman” and Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyrie.” $25/$20 seniors and students/$5 discount for tickets purchased online. Mt, Carmel Church, 23-25 Newtown Ave., Astoria,
astoriamusic.org 8 p.m.
KATZ ‘N’ DOGZ
Check out a brand new musical from the writer of Queens’ longest running Children’s Theatre shows “Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess Particular,” at the Secret Children’s Theatre, 44-02 23rd St. in Long Island City. Loosely based on Shakespeare and “West Side Story,” the play tells the story of Joolz Muttleycrew and Romeow Katuletz. Packed with jokes, songs and audience participation, the performance begins at noon and is recommended for children ages 3 and up. Admission is $10 for children, $15 for adults. For tickets and more information, visit secrettheatre.com.
This is a free monthly cultural celebration with live music concerts of local and global talent. This day’s lineup features Danza Azteca, Mujeres en Movimiento, The Underground Drum and Dance Ensemble, and an art-making workshop. Corona Plaza, Roosevelt Avenue and 104th Street, Corona, 2-5 p.m., queensmuseum.org.
WHAT’S NEW (AND OLD) IN LONG CITY ISLAND? PART 2
A guided walking tour with official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum of Dutch Kills and Queens Plaza. $20. mas.org. Meet at 11 a.m. at fare booth on 39th Avenue Station for the N train, LIC
Screened as part of the Panorama Europe 2015 film festival, The Tree is about a mother and her two sons who live as prisoners in their own home due to their fear of the outside world. $12/$9 for seniors and students. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District movingimage.us
NYC MUSICAL SAW FESTIVAL
The world’s largest gathering of people making music with handsaws, plus an art gallery. $10. Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St., Astoria, 2 p.m. musicalsawfestival.org.
Learn the techniques of fly fishing from a seasoned veteran, including equipment, casting, knots, and rigging. $10, must register. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. alleypond.com
CLICK, CLACK, MOO
Based on a children’s book, Jenny visits her grandfather, Farmer Brown, who declares the farm a “tech-free zone.” The cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. $14 with Family Flex Pass of $100 for 10 tickets. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. queenstheatre.org 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
LONG ISLAND CITY TOUR
Check out a rapidly changing neighborhood of soaring new towers and budding cultural centers, set amid the bones of NYC’s industrial past. Starts at 2:30 p.m. This three-hour, small-group walking tour goes through through the thriving arts scene with a walk that reveals its many layers of history and culture. Meet interesting local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs and enjoy additional stops for light bites and to sample local microbrews, as well as a grand finale at the Z Hotel’s rooftop lounge with incredible cityscape views and a glass of prosecco. $65, advance booking required, bqetours.com.
SELF DEFENSE CLASS
Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Karen Koslowitz have sponsored a self defense class at the Shops at Atlas Park beginning at 5 p.m. Learn different techniques to defend yourself. The Center of Anti-Violence Education is hosting the workshop. It is open to ages 13 and older and you should wear comfortable clothing as well as bring a bottle of water. Atlas Park is located at 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. It will take place in building 8, which is at the third floor community room.
LIC FORUM: HALLET TO HALSEY
This is a lecture on Astoria, starting with the first Dutch settler in the 1600s and ending with the consolidation of outer boroughs into New York City in 1898. $5. Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, LIC. 7 p.m. astorialic.org
TASTE OF LIC
The Chocolate Factory presents this tenth annual event, which celebrates Long Island City with the participation of 50 restaurants and 100 local businesses. $65–$400. chocolatefactorytheater.org. Gantry Plaza State Park 49th Avenue at the East River, LIC. 6:30 p.m.
MONTHLY JAZZ CLINIC & JAM
Ella Fitzgerald, Playing the Great American Songbook, For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing. 7 to 10 p.m. Clinic at 6 p.m. flushingtownhall.org
EDITING AREA 5
Before it became the Video Room, later reverting back to a changing gallery in 2013, Area 5 was a gallery featuring 1960s-era bronzes. This summer, in celebration of the Noguchi Museum’s 30th anniversary, Area 5 will be installed as close as possible to its original state. The re-installation of Noguchi’s bronze gallery will highlight how it looked when it was first installed and the complex task of editing it. The exhibition opens on June 3 and will run through Sept. 20. For more information, visit the museum website at noguchi.org.
The Central Queens Y is sponsoring a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art history teacher Matthew Fischer will lead the tour on the trip. Fischer is a studio art professor at Columbia University and also teaches art classes at the Central Queens Y. For more information, visit cqy.org/museumtix.