SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – LITTLE MAKERS:SUPERHERO SCIENCE, SUNDAY 9/6 (see below)
LIVE MUSIC – CAIT & THE CRITTERS
Cait and the Critters is a New York City based hot jazz band that gives old swing new life. Queens resident, band leader, and vocalist Cait brings together a delightful group of some of New York’s top young talent in traditional jazz. The event is taking place at the Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway in Astoria, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Caitlin Allen on Vocals, Ian Hutchinson on Bass, Joe McDonough on Trombone, Garrett Manley on Guitar.
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK GREENMARKET
Located inside Socrates Sculpture Park, this market is at the center of a favorite destination for neighboring communities. Alongside the Park’s workshops, yoga classes, sculpture exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market and family friendly activities take place throughout the season. 32-01 Vernon Blvd n Long Island City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & Senior FMNP Checks accepted
EBT/Debit/Credit accepted 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EBT users — for every $5 spent in EBT July-November, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.Compost Collection with BIG!Compost: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE ART MOSAIC WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
What Creature Lurks in the East River? A Mosaic Project 12 to 3 p.m.: What Creature Lurks in the East River? A Mosaic Project with Linda Ganjian We’ll imagine a mythological creature that lurks around Socrates, while looking at creatures from other cultures for inspiration. Is it a winged animal like a Chinese Pixiu, part bird / part human like a Russian Gomayun, or a horned plant-being like a Columbian Madremonte? Using pieces of ceramic, tile, and other fun odds and ends, we’ll create a mosaic bringing our creature to life.
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. 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
OMAR’S SUMMER SEND OFF
Give summer 2015 a proper send-off by coming with your family to celebrate the end of this season at Forest Park Carousel “Omar’s Summer Send-Off Party”, a kid-friendly celebration hosted by Omar The Olusionist. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained! Schedule 2 p.m : Omar Olusion Magic Show 3 p.m.: Dance Contest with Prizes 4 p.m.: Omar Olusion Magic Show 5 p.m.: Dance Contest with Prizes All afternoon: Party with live DJ Music, kid friendly. Forest Park Carousel is at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive.
PAINT PARTY: WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD
Investigate colors and invent new ones. Mix up your own batch of washable paint from everyday ingredients to make a work of art. Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3 to 5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. Family Science Adventures for kids with differences include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills and more. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences. These free workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. In order to reserve a spot please call 718-683-9366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will take place at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona. 10:30 a.m.to noon.
LITTLE MAKERS:SUPERHERO SCIENCE
Pow! Zoom! Wham! Discover the science behind superhero powers.
Design, make and build your own superhero gadget to ward off villains and help save the day. Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.
$8 per family, plus NYSCI admission. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Members: $5 per family.) New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St., Corona.
Flushing Town Hall’s annual Visual Arts Member’s Show explores the theme of Identify, “Who Am I? What Do You See?” Each artwork tells you something about its creator. Most artworks are for sale; proceeds support our Visual Arts program. ON Sunday, artists in any discipline are welcome to present their work in 10-minute discussions, and network over cookies and coffee. Open to anyone curious about art and artists! This is a free event from 1 to 3 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard.
SUNDAY AT THE MOVIES
This week’s movie is “A Woman called Golda” staring Ingrid Bergman. Golda was born in Russia, raised in Wisconsin, served as Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974 and was often called the Iron Woman of Israel. She led the nation through the 1973 Yom Kippur war and the massacre of 11 athletes and the coaches at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. Starts at 2:30 pm $5 per person includes coffee and cake after the film. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
THE AMAZING CAPTAIN FAUST AT FOREST PARK CAROUSEL
During the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2 and 4 p.m. The Amazing Captain Faust is a Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe. Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar. Performance runs from 2 to 2.45pm at Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive.
THE GREAT MIGUELINO AT FANTASY FOREST AMUSEMENT PARK
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2 p.m. and another one at 4 p.m. Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing. Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from the concession stand. Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
WHITESTONE BOOK GROUP
Join the Queens Library Whitestone branch monthly book group. This month they are reading “Turn of Mind” by Alice LaPlante, a literary thriller about a woman in the grips of dementia who’s accused of killing her friend. The discussion is from 1 to 2.15 p.m. at the Whitestone library, 151-10 14th Rd.
THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES
Celebrate the busy bees who pollinate the city that never sleeps. Join local bee keeper Ruth Harrigan at the Bayside Historical Society for an informal chat and visit with the society’s resident honey bees as part of the 5th Annual New York City Honey Week. This free event will take place between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside.