Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association’s Memorial
Day Parade, Monday, 5/26 (see below).
HELEN SUNG TRIO
Celebrated jazz pianist Helen Sung will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 8 p.m. Accompanied by Harish Raghavan on the bass and Rodney Green on the drums, Sung will play numbers from her five previous albums, as well as her new record, “Anthem For A New Day.” Tickets are $15 for the general audience and $10 for members and students. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Soloist and collaborative artist Dr. Hsin-Ya Hsiao and her students will present a flute and piano recital featuring classical and popular music at Flushing Library. Selections will include “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin, “Military March” by Franz Schubert and many other works. The free concert will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the Queens Botanical Garden for a lively performance of jazz favorites. Asian–American trombonist, composer and arranger John Yao has been an integral member of the Jazz and Latin music scenes and will have you tapping your feet. The concert runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is free with Garden admission. Call (718) 886-3800 for more information.
SOUTH AMERICAN VOICES
Two ensembles will head to the stage at 7 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall for a musical performance that will get the audience dancing. Tangolandó, which features Sofia Tosello and Yuri Juarez, is a combination of tango with Afro-Peruvian music. Festejation mixes traditional Afro-Peruvian music with jazz, funk and other Latin styles.
Flushing Library will present Valerie Green and Dance Entropy, a professional modern dance company founded in 1998. The four colorful, vibrant short works in “Color and Mystery” are sure to get you thinking, feeling, laughing and moving. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Learn the basics of art printing at Socrates Sculpture Park from noon to 3 p.m. Using natural materials from the park as well as repurposed plastic and foam. Kids 5 to 13 years old and their families will create paintings and patterns. For more information, call (718) 956-1819.
DROP-IN FAMILY WORKSHOP
The Queens Museum invites children 5-12 and their adult companions to Studio A to explore different works on view through a variety of fun hands-on art making activities. Children with special needs welcome, adaptations available. No fee or advance registration required. Just show up between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and stay for as long as you like. For information, call (718) 592-9700.
Friends of MacDonald Park will host a concert at MacDonald Park. They are recruiting musicians to play the park for tips. The show is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. MacDonald Park is located at Queens Boulevard, between Yellowstone Boulevard and 70th Road in Forest Hills. For more information, contact the Friends of MacDonald Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOREST HILLS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Celebrate Memorial Day at the Forest Hills Memorial Day parade. It is scheduled to begin at noon. The parade begins at Metropolitan and Ascan Avenues and ends at Trotting Course Lane and Alderton Street, where a ceremony will take place afterwards.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association’s annual Memorial Day Parade will kick off with a ceremony at noon on May 26 at the field located at 149th Street and 15th Drive.
The parade will begin at 1 p.m.
The 87th Annual Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Parade will start 2 p.m. on May 26, operating under the support of the United War Veteran’s Council. For information, call (718) 279-3200 or visit www.lndmemorialday.org.
The 25th annual Laurelton Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 9 a.m. May 26 at Francis Lewis and Merrick Boulevards. The parade will continue to the Veterans Memorial Triangle, at 225th Street and North Conduit Avenue. The parade will feature the Queens Area Pathfinders Marching Band and the Black and Gold Marching Elite Band. The parade is sponsored by the Laurelton Lions Club, American Legion Post 1946, Garden Club of Laurelton, Federated Blocks of Laurelton and Concerned Citizens of Laurelton, in conjunction with VFW Post 5298.
For information, or to be a part of the parade, call (718) 525-7655.
Jazz musicians Assaf Gleizner, Koby Hayon and Nadav Snir-Zelniker will perform as Trio Shalva at Flushing Library from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The group blends Hebrew folk traditions and contemporary jazz into an original sound that transports listeners to a new Middle Eastern musical landscape.
FLEA MARKET AT KNOCKDOWN CENTER
Maspeth’s Knockdown Center hosts a flea market every Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free. The center is located at 52-19 Flushing Ave.
GREENMARKET IN FOREST HILLS
The greenmarket sells local grown, fresh products for residents to purchase. Cooking demonstrations and activities for kids will also occur. The market begins at 8 a.m. and admission is free. It is located in front of the Forest Hills post office on the corner of Queens Boulevard and 70th Avenue.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ASTORIA!
Using film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, oral histories and posters, the Museum of the Moving Image explores the legacy and renaissance of Kaufman Astoria Studies. Screening everything from early Marx Brothers to “The Cosby Show” to “Nurse Jackie,” the exhibition reveals the significant role of the Astoria studio in moving-image history. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $9 for seniors and students and $6 for kids under 12 years old. For more information, call (718) 777-6888.
THROUGH MAY 25
FOUR TAKES ON ONE PLOT
Gideon Productions had a simple but unprecedented idea: approach four star writers, give them all the same plot and ask them to write a play from it. In The Blueprint Project at the Secret Theater, Dan Kos, Johnna Adams, J. Holtham and Mariah MacCarthy demonstrate the many paths playwrights can forge from the same storyline. Tickets are $18. For more information, call (718) 392-0722.