SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – 5TH ANNUAL HONEY FESTIVAL, SATURDAY 9/12 (see below)
LIC LANDING LIVE MUSIC SERIES
Hunter’s Point South Park
47-40 48th Ave., LIC
Subway 7 train to the Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave Station, G train stops at 21st St/Jackson Avenue.
Join NY Blues Hall of Fame members Regina Bonelli, Michael Hill and a band of world class musicians as they perform original music from Regina’s new release “Open Up The Door”. The CD is climbing the independent blues charts and is a favorite on SiriusXM BB King’s Bluesville station as well as receiving airplay on local, national and international stations. Check out the original tunes and some smokin’ blues and R&B favorites. Get your blues on and let’s dance!
LIVE MUSIC – ASTORIA BOULEVARD
Astoria Boulevard is an indie-folk/pop band, formed in 2009 and manned by Dan Scott, Philip Drennen, and Max Demers. Their influences range from classic artists of the 60’s and 70’s such as Simon and Garfunkel, and The Beatles, to modern folk, pop and indie artists like Ingrid Michaelson and Jason Mraz. They can currently be seen playing the NYC circuit in such venues as Santos Party House, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and Sullivan Hall. The event will take place at the Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway in Astoria, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. To listen – astoriaboulevard.bandcamp.com/
5TH ANNUAL HONEY FESTIVAL
Enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family! Learn about and taste honey from NYC and beyond with kids’ activities, bee-keeping demos, a marketplace of bee-related products, and much more.
Free 11 a.m. to sunset. Rockaway Boardwalk, Beach 97th Street and Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach Accessible by Q53 or Q52 bus or A train, Rockaway Park shuttle to Beach 98th Street. (switch in Broad Channel) Rain Date: Sept. 13.
Sponsored by Brooklyn Grange and Rockaway Beach Club LLC.
SEW AND SOCIALIZE
Do you quilt, sew, or just love fabric and textiles? Join other sewing enthusiasts in an afternoon of creating and socializing at the Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave. Several sewing machines are available for use or bring your own. Cost: $8 with membership; $10 without membership. Event runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
YOUNG CHEFS: CINNAMON APPLE FRITTERS
‘Tis the season for fresh apples, so what better time to make homemade apple fritters! Young Chefs will whisk up delicious, warm apple treats rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Apple fritters will be served with warm apple cider! All materials included. Limited to eight participants. This program for ages eight to 12 will take place at APEC at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston from 10:30 a.m. to noonand is $24 per child.
Ridgewood Market which only appears every few months will be held on from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gottscheer Hall Beer Garden. The market will offer crafts, jewelry, beauty products and more. Over 40 independent and local artisan vendors. Kid Friendly! Date Friendly! The Hall’s resident DJ TeeTunez will spin danceable tunes. check ridgewoodmarket.com for details.
MYRTLE AVENUE STREET FESTIVAL
Food, Rides and fun along Myrtle Avenue between Wyckoff Avenue and Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood. Noon to 6 p.m. Free
OPERA: MOON IN THE MIRROR
Flushing Town Hall Space Grant recipient Martine Bellen tells the story of a contemporary Chang Er who chooses immortality and life on the moon over a childless sentence of domesticity with her absent husband. Featuring Hai-Ting Chinn in the role of disgruntled demigoddess of the moon, accompanied by Vicky Chow on piano. Music by Stephen Dembski. Libretto by Zhang Er and Martine Bellen. The event will take place at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., at 3 p.m. Suggested donation $5.
“ELEKTRA” AT ST. LUKE’S
New York Opera Forum, under founder/director Richard Nechamkin, will perform a concert version of Richard Strauss’s searing musical tour de force, a strikingly modern psychodrama based on Sophocles’s iconic Greek tragedy at 3 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. A complimentary wine-and-cheese reception, with a chance to meet the artists, will follow the performance. The suggested donation of $12 ($10 for students and seniors) benefits the church and its mission. For reservations, call (718) 268-7772, or visit the church’s website, stlukesforesthills.com, for information and directions.
35TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE SHOW
The 25th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show will be held at the Queens County Farm. Motorcycles will be displayed in the apple orchard of the 47-acre working farm. If you want to enter your bike in the show, arrive for registration between 10 and 10.30 a.m., the show will include various makes and models of motorcycles, some custom and many that have been out of production for 10 years or more. Music, historic house tours, hayrides, petting zoo and food will provide fun for the entire family. Free parking is available. Admission is $5. For information contact museum events at (718) 347-3276. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Floral Park.
Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay. Adults only. Meet in front of the Fort Totten entrance (across the street from Little Bay Park) on Totten Avenue – the western end of Joe Michaels Mile. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUEENS SUPPER CLUB
We’re pleased to announce we are hosting the Queens Supper Club’s monthly dinner at Sac’s Place (2541 Broadway in Astoria) from 6 to 9 p.m. $45 gets you three-courses, dessert, wine, tax & tip included. Good eats, good friends, good times. Buy tickets via link. eventbrite.com/e/queens-supper-club-tickets-18045140501
AUTHOR READING: MESS BY BARRY YOURGRAU
Join us and local writer-performer, Barry Yourgrau at The Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31st St. from 7 to 8 p.m. as he reads from his heartfelt and hilarious memoir, MESS: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act, recently featured on NPR, the Huffington Post and the New York TImes Faced with a messy apartment, a messy relationship and messy memories, Yourgrau writes of his heartfelt attempt to clean up his space (and his life).