I.A.M. OPEN MIC
Immigrant Advancement Matters (I.A.M.) will partner with Flushing Town Hall to host an open mic from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. “The Time Is Now” will help to raise funds for the not-for-profit’s educational programs, such as ESL classes, personal advancement workshops and more. In this event, artists will make statements about immigration and other social justice issues affecting the country. It costs $8 for members and students to attend and $10 for non-members to attend.
The Bayside Historical Society will present a Queens sewing social from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Fort Totten Castle. As this is an open sew, bring something you are working on and join in the camaraderie of community sewing. Some sewing machines will be available but please bring your own if possible. A pressing station and cutting station will be available at the Castle. For Show and Tell, bring a completed project to share with the group. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It costs $10 for meet-up members with a RSVP on the Queens Sewing Social event page, $8 for Bayside Historical Society members and $12 for non-members.
SEPHIRA LIVE IN CONCERT
The New York Irish Center presents for one night only, a timeless musical journey with two virtuoso violin sisters. Both combine exhilarating string-driven performances with captivating sibling harmonies. The doors of the NY Irish Center, located at 10-40 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City, open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8:30 p.m. Go early to be a part of the cocktail hour. There will be free tea, coffee and soda with a discount bar for beer and wine.
CAR & BIKE SHOW
Resorts World Casino will host a super tuner car show in the parking lot of the casino. Come check out more than 400 domestic and international cars, bikes, a low rider hopping contest, a light show and much more. The show starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Tickets are $23. To purchase, go to rwnewyork.com and look for the calendar section.
The annual Kids for Kids flea market will be held at Kew Gardens Cinema Park at Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children, aged between 4 and 13 years old, will sell new and used toys, clothes and games at the market. Children who have items up for sale will be in charge of their tables and parents can serve as assistants to their kids. The vendors will make a donation to a local charity of their choosing. Other activities like face painting and storytelling will also be at the market. The rain date is Sept. 28.
ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE SHOW
The Queens County Farm Museum invites patrons to its 33rd Antique Motorcycle Show, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will display various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for at least 10 years. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides and food will be provided as well. Admission is $5 per person and is free with a farm membership.
The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills will host a family fall festival, featuring fun events for kids, including a bounce house, toddler treats and art. Admission is $5 per child older than 2 years, with a maximum of $15 per family. Call (718) 268-5011.
ORATORIO SOCIETY AUDITIONS
The Oratorio Society of Queens is preparing for its annual holiday show and is looking for new singers to add to its ranks. For those interested, the group will hold rehearsals at 7 p.m. in Temple Beth Sholom’s FSG Hall at 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing. The society is open to vocalists of all ranges, as well as those who can or cannot read music. Reservations are required. For information or to schedule an audition, call (718) 279-3006 or visit www.queensoratorio.org.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The Howard Beach library will host a book discussion group on Monday, Sept. 16. The book “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom will be the focus of the discussion. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. and finish at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Howard Beach Library at (718) 641-7086.
CARPATI: 50 MILES, 50 YEARS
The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives will screen “Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years” at 1 p.m. The 1996 documentary was directed by Yale Strom and looks at how the Carpathian Mountains of the Ukraine have changed over time. Once the home to a quarter of a million Jews in 1931, only 1,500 remained 65 years later, due to the Holocaust, immigration and political turmoil. Through Zev Godinger, Strom looks at how the Jewish culture has survived in the area by the faith of its survivors.
THE DUMP: A STORYTELLING OPEN MIC
If you have a story to tell, whether it be about a heartbreak, or how that heartbreak propelled you to greatness, share it at The Creek and Cave, located at 10-93 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City. You get eight minutes to tell your story. There are no themes, judges, only listeners. Grab a beer and start story telling at 7 p.m.
NETWORKING NIGHT AT Z NYC HOTEL
If you are looking to network while taking in the views of New York City, attend Networking Night at the Z NYC Hotel, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members, which includes one free drink and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available with $5 drink specials for beer and wine. Bring your business cards. For more information, visit http://www.licpartnership.org/events/z-hotel-9-2013.
Watch an enthralling music and singing performance with Andre Del Conte Danza Espana at the Thalia Spanish Theater, located at 41-17 Greenpoint Ave. in Sunnyside. Special guests from Spain will be there. Tickets are $35; $32 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available. For more information, visit http://www.thaliatheatre.org/pages/Event.cfm?EventID=166.