SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The 24th Annual Queens Pride Parade will march through Jackson Heights (see below)
Craft Beer Festival
The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth presents a craft beer festival and wine tasting from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue in Maspeth. The event features live music by Hat Trick acoustic trio, food vendors, local breweries and North Fork Vineyards. Valet parking is available. Tickets are on sale now at knowdown.center. All proceeds go to charities supported by the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth.
Woman Is the Future of Man
Screened as part of a series on Korean director Hong Sang-soo, “Woman is the Future” is about a university art professor and a filmmaker who both loved the same woman. They decide to revisit together the scenes of their old romances and to seek out the old flame with bumbling, mortifying results. 7 p.m. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, movingimage.us.
Movies Under The Stars: Minions
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! Despicable Me’s minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. Know Before You Go: You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome! This event is located at Lost Battalion Hall on 93-29 Queens Boulevard. The movie will start at 8:30 p.m.
Percussia International Express Concert
Percussia premieres Quentin Chiappetta’s “The International Express,” a musical portrait of the 7 train, with other premieres and treats. 2:45 p.m. Free. Jackson Heights Library, 35-31 81st St., Jackson Heights, percussia.org.
Vijay Kumar -
Prints and Drawings
Vijay Kumar presents etchings made over his lengthy career as a printmaker. His prints incorporate diverse etching techniques and a wide range of subject matter. Some prints are whimsical, others quite serious. Some etchings reflect his interest in alphabets and calligraphy, though none of these can be read. One series is based on images of horses. Other etchings are imaginary cityscapes, exploring the intersection of geometry with the urban landscape. Still other prints comment on religious extremism, or on modern life and the human condition. Opening reception at 3 p.m. The exhibit will run through June 26. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Suggested Admission: $5/free for members and students. This event takes place at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Yoga in the Elements
Nature is the perfect setting for a serene yoga session. Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini creates a multi-level adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellant. Limited to 10 participants. Class will be held indoors if weather is inclement. This program for adults will take place at APEC at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and is $16 per person. Pre-registration is required. Please re-register by visiting alleypond.com.
100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
Several Girl Scout troops present a program on women’s suffrage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State. Free with Girl Scout cookies and milk. 1 p.m. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, astorialic.org.
To help kick off Queens Pride week, Flushing Town Hall presents a program featuring established and up-and-coming performing artists who identify as LGBTQ, and brings the event to the heart of the LGBTQ communities in Jackson Heights. Artists will be selected via an open call to performing artists of all disciplines, including music, dance, spoken word/poetry, theater, and performance art. Visit our website for details. Presented with partial support from NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm. This event takes place at 5 p.m. at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights (37th Road @ 74th Street). Free w/ RSVP Online.
Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk Bus Tour
Join us for a tour exploring the land of musicians, degenerates and dentists, otherwise known as Forest Hills, Queens. See the birthplace of the Ramones and explore the neighborhood that started it all. Hear firsthand accounts of the group’s upbringing from Forest Hills High School classmate and Tangerine Puppets bandmate, Richard Adler. The indomitable Levy’s Unique New York will help guide the way. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk exhibition tour with co-curator Marc H. Miller 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Forest Hills: Birthplace of Punk bus tour. 4:30 to 5 p.m. Ramones tribute event at the Thorneycroft Ramp. Visit eventbrite.com/e/forest-hills-birthplace-of-punk-bus-tour-tickets-25485899010 to register. Tickets are $10. Event starts at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Queens Pride Parade
The 24th Annual Queens Pride Parade will march through Jackson Heights with three grand marshals – the AIDS Center of Queens County, Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight Action International and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.
Special performance from recording star Crystal Waters at 1 p.m. Parade kicks off at noon at 37th Avenue and 89th Street and marches down 37th Avenue to 75th Street.
Festival follows at 37th Road from 74th to 77th streets from noon to 6 p.m.
Metro Blaze Sports NYC Track and Field Workshop
New to track and field? No problem! Join us on the track! Showcasing track distances from 100 meters to 1500 meters and the following field events: Discus, Shot put, club throw, and boccia. You can try a racing wheelchair or hand crank. Walk, run, or wheel around the track! Meet “Backward Bill” Reilly – top CP marathoner and member of Achilles International. 1 to 4 p.m. Victory Field, Forest Park, Woodhaven and Myrtle avenues.
Little Makers: Bouncy Balls
Explore chemistry in a fun new way by mixing and molding everyday household ingredients to create bouncy balls. $8 per family plus museum admission. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, nysci.org. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
St. Raphael Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. (at the L.I.E.), Price is $35 for a 10-foot spot ($45 if you need to borrow an 8-foot table from us). Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (set-up at 8 a.m.). Checks payable to St. Raphael Church. For potential rain-outs, phone (718) 729-8957 from 6 p.m. on, the day before. In weather postponements, will take place the following Sunday. For more info, phone (718) 729-8957.