SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Big Apple Circus Presents The Grand Tour (see below)
Disney’s Aladdin, Kids
Join the students of JHS189, Flushing, for their magical production of Aladdin, directed by their musical theater teacher, Daryl Ware. All your favorite characters will take the stage – including Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and others – in the junior Broadway version of this classic. Come support young artists in this unique arts education experience. The play starts at 6 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free with RSVP online.
Flushing House OPEN HOUSE
Experience the lifestyle of Independent Senior Living. Come to our OPEN HOUSE from, 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free refreshments. To RSVP call (347) 532-3014. Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne Street, Flushing.
Compost Tea and Cookies at Queens Botanical Garden
10 a.m. to noon. This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea – an aerated brew of finished compost in water.
It’s My Park Day
Help Clean up Francis Lewis Park on “It’s My Park Day.” The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon and takes place at 3-01 3rd Ave., Whitestone. For more information contact email@example.com.
Ba Ban Chinese Music Society: Along the Yangtze River
Throughout Chinese civilization, a rich musical culture flourished along the southern banks of the Yangtze River. Beginning in the Tang dynasty, the pipa travelled along the Silk Road from northwest China. When the pipa reached the Jiangnan region, its unique timbre blended with melodious southern music. Pipa virtuoso Zhou Yi of Ba Ban Chinese Music Society guides the audience through the music of southern China. Lecture and Demonstration at 5:30 p.m., Performance at 7 p.m..Participants will get hands-on experience with Chinese instruments.$16/$10 Members, Seniors & Students. This event takes place at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Storytime & Craft
Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. This event takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free with Admission. The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main St.
Ladies Shopping Night Out
Holy Family Catholic Academy is hosting our second Annual Ladies Shopping Night Out fundraiser! Featuring vendors, handmade items, appetizers, cash wine bar, raffles and door prizes! Come enjoy a night away from the kids, office, stresses of life, etc. Bring a friend or two! Event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m., with a $5 door donation that includes one free raffle ticket. Ages 21 and over please. Located at 74-15 175th St., Fresh Meadows.
Revolutionary War Encampment
Experience what life was like for soldiers during the Revolutionary War with a replica of an encampment with costumed soldiers and historical artifacts. The day ends with a concert featuring war music from colonial times. Free 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a concert at 4:30 p.m.. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, maplegrove.biz.
Vegetarian Delights of Jackson Heights
Howard Walfish, creator of the website Lost Vegetarian, and Queens-based food writer and culinary tour guide Joe DiStefano lead a walking tour that explores vegetarian delicacies from South Asia to South America. 2 p.m. Meet at Diversity Plaza, 37th Road between 73rd and 74th Streets, Jackson Heights, http://bit.ly/1XhpCql.
Big Apple Circus Presents The Grand Tour
Big Apple Circus returns to Cunningham Park for the company’s 38th season with the Queens Premiere of The Grand Tour!
See high-flying acrobats, lovable clowns, the Wheel of Wonder, ponies, puppies and more! All seats less than 50 feet from the ring. In this all-new show, The Grand Tour transports audiences to the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began touring the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. Audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts from the four corners of the globe. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America set off on a whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each performance.
The Big Top is located at Union Turnpike and 196th Street in Oakland Gardens. Tickets start at $25, To purchase tickets or for more information, visit bigapplecircus.org. Through June 12.
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
The concert, conducted by Franklin Verbsky, will feature music by Weber, Mozart, Dvorak, and Strauss. It will be held at Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills 2 p.m. $5 for adults and $3 for Senior citizens or students. Contact: Franklin Verbsky at (718) 374-1627. www.fhso.org.
Jackie Mason: Ready to Rumble
This prototypical borscht belt comedian deftly blends self-deprecating humility with abrasive arrogance. Mason has been in the business for more than 50 years, thanks to excellent timing and a sharp comedy mind. $25-$75. 5 p.m. Colden Auditorium, Queens College, vicinity of Horace Harding Expressway and Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, kupferbergcenter.org.
Freshwater Fishing in Kissena Park
1 to 2:30 p.m. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel in Kissena Lake, the crown jewel of Kissena Park. Meet at Oak Avenue and Rose Avenue just inside the park. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served. Free!
Wednesday is opening day for the Queens County Farm Museum’s seasonal farm stand. Stop by and find out what’s ‘growing on,’ with over 50 varieties of vegetables, there’s something different in season each week! We’ll give you tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for your family. Our Seasonal Farmstand continues through the first week of November. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed to Fri and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat & Sun. EBT & SNAP benefits accepted. Members always receive 10 percent off produce. Eggs available starting at 12 p.m. The Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway.
Join Liza Lopez, certified yoga bean children yoga instructor with your toddler for an animal adventure through movement. Each class will feature movements of various animals (aka yoga poses) ending with a relaxing story time. Bring a towel and water, the mats and fun will be provided! Limited to eight toddler/grown up pairs. This program for ages 2 to 4 (with an adult) will take place at APEC at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston from 3 to 4 p.m. and is $16 per child.