SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE, SUNDAY 9/27 (see below)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR
Learn about all aspects of wellness and jumpstart a healthy lifestyle! Transitional Services for New York, Inc. A not-for-profit mental health agency is hosting a wellness fair. The event will feature health screenings, nutrition consultations, a wellness shop, a farmer’s market, fitness information, a health raffle, wellness workshops, and smoking cessation aids. The fair will take place from 2 to 6pmat Hazel House, 80-42 Winchester Blvd., building 74, in Queens Village. R.S.V.P. to Terry LoPiano (718) 746-6647, ext. 11.
NYPD 102ND PRECINCT BLOOD DRIVE
Noon to 6 p.m. 87-34 118th St, Richmond Hill. Bring ID with signature or photo. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Ages 16 to 75. 16 year-olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note. Eat well (low fat) and drink fluids. No tattoos for past 12 months.
FREE STAMP ART
WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Noon to 3 p.m.: Stamp the Yard with Elissa Goldstone
Using fresh produce from our GrowNYC Greenmarket, we will decorate ordinary fabric to create stylish patchworks. First, we will create unique stamps from the interiors of cut vegetables. Then we will use our stamps and fabric paints to make both traditional and futuristic patterns of our own design.
Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.
YOUNG DISCOVERERS-ESTUARY EXPLORATION
What is an estuary? Who lives there? How important is the estuary just outside our door? Discoverers will learn how to study the health of our estuary with field guides, test kits and other equipment while out in the field. This program for ages 8-12 will take place at the Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $24 per child.
Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Haiti. Begin with workshops led by Haitian master drummer, Oneza Lafontant, on the Rada and Petwo drums, then jam with the entire group. All are welcome from beginner to professional – just bring your enthusiasm and participate! Event starts at 7 p.m. $20 for non-members, $18 for members. Space is limited; call to reserve your drum.
SUPER 8MM FILM SCREENING
Join New New Yorkers Super 8mm film students for a screening of their final work. Using Flushing Meadows Corona Park as location and inspiration, these 10 films cover the spectrum of cinematic exploration from direct reality to more fictionalized ones. The work is the result of a 7-week Super 8mm film workshop with Chloe Zimmerman and Mono No Aware. From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE
The 13th annual interactive cornfield adventure begins! Enjoy getting lost in our three-acre interactive corn maze.
The adventure begins with a Star Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the corn maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then come join the fun!
The Maze is open every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as Columbus Day on Monday Oct. 12. To add to the fun, there will be two special “maze by moonlight” evenings held on Oct. 3rd and Oct. 17th. the maze will stay open until 9 p.m. Bring your flashlight!
Admission is $9 per adult and $5 per child 4-11. Free for babies and toddlers. The Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park.
For more information call the Queens County Farm Museum at (718) 347-3276 or visit queensfarm.org.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bandshell Parking Lot, Forest Park. Accepting Electronics, paper (no cardboard), clothing and books.
AT MAPLE GROVE
Pedestrian entrance at Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Blvd. Free parking at Memorial Park Section. Sponsored by Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery. $5 per person. Members and children under 12 enter FREE. A self-guided walking tour with actors wearing period costumes playing the roles of the cemetery’s most illustrious and historical figures recounting tales of their lives through memories, speeches and song. Visitors are encouraged to dress in period costumes.
TAI CHI OPEN HOUSE
Join the Taoist Tai Chi Society for a free Open House from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at our newest location in Astoria at the Cretan Association Omonoia. Learn about the Taoist Tai Chi® internal arts of health, watch demonstrations, and learn the first few moves. For more info, please see: http://www.taoist.org/usa/locations/astoria/
NEW RELEASE DAY WITH CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN
Groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting artistry doesn’t appear out of thin air, folks. Every great joke or character or song starts somewhere and on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, that ‘somewhere’ is QED! Join host Christian Finnegan (“Are We There Yet?”, “Chappelle’s Show” & “Best Week Ever”) from 8:30 to 10 p.m. as he invites a few big time pros to try out new material before it’s unleashed on the general public.
This month features:
Kyle Grooms (Last Comic Standing), Bonnie McFarlane (Comedy Central), Drew Michael (AXS Gotham Live), Reformed Whores (NY Comedy Festival) and more TBD! Lineups subject to change. Tickets are $6.
AUTHOR READING: ELIZABETH SANDERS, THE LAST LIGHT
Join us and local author Elizabeth Sanders as she reads from her debut novel, The Last Light from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Astoria Bookshop. Christmas Eve in Vacherie, Louisiana, finds the banks of the Mississippi alive with fire. Walter is consumed with planning the perfect bonfire the one that will finally beat his brother’s blaze and extinguish the lingering melancholy from his father’s death. As Walter obsesses over wood, kindling, and structure, his family life teeters on the brink of collapse.
Elizabeth Sanders’ fiction has appeared in the “Arkansas Review,” the “International Feminist Journal of Politics,” and the anthology “Something in the Water.” She is from New Orleans and lives in New York with her husband and daughter.
ENGINE 295 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
The Fire Department of New York’s Engine 295 ladder 144 celebrates 100 years of serving the community. They will have an event at 11 a.m. to commemorate the occasion, at 12-49 149th St., Whitestone.