SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
FLOWER PARADE – This seventh annual parade includes eight-foot-tall floral ornaments (see below)
A music legend performs with Mavis Staples. $50 to $365. Forest Hills Stadium, One Tennis Place. This event will start at 7:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, a musical instrument if you play one, and fixings to make s’mores or roast marshmallows. Free. Riis Landing, Beach 169th Street, Breezy Point, at 7 p.m.
LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST AND THE BROADCAST
Screened as part of a retrospective on Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, Landscape follows an adolescent girl and her little brother as they hop trains and hitchhike to Germany, where they think their father lives. Broadcast is a 22-minute satire about journalists searching for the ideal man. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District. 7 p.m.
JACKIE DALY AND MATT CRANITCH IN CONCERT
Two of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians. Daly plays the accordian, Cranitch is on the fiddle. $22/$17 for seniors, students, and the unemployed. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC. 7:30 p.m.
FESTIVAL OF KITES AND KAYAKS
At Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City. Using recycled materials, children and their families draw inspiration from the park’s fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline to build expressive kites, and then fly them in the park. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Vernon Boulevard and Broadway
Discover the richness of Ecuadorian culture through colorful costumes and live music. Ayazamana performs dances from the Coast, Andes, and Amazon regions. $25. Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts, 35-12 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District. 7:45 p.m.
SAMITA SINHA AND BRIAN CHASE
Vocal artist Sinha and drummer Chase respond to the sounds of the museum, sculpting a space for listening within the cavernous skylight atrium. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 11:15 a.m.
The Queens Memory Team scans photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and save them to a thumbdrive you can take home. Free. King Manor Museum, vicinity of 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica at 1 p.m.
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
A workshop for all ages that explores the world and life cycle of butterflies. Free. Maple Grove Lake near the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens. 2 p.m.
‘ALEXANDER THE GREAT’
Screened as part of a retrospective on Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, “Alexander” is a take on 19th century history with a tribal warlord who kidnaps British tourists. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District. 5 p.m.
JACKSON HEIGHTS NOSH WALKS
Taste the foods of Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador (and more) as we ramble south of the border – via the #7 train. Tastes will include Colombian cholados, Uruguyan arrollados, Argentinian mini-pastries filled with dulce de leche, and rotisserie chicken (and vegetarian alternatives) at an Ecuadorean restaurant… to name a few. Meet at 1 p.m. in front of Capital One Bank, 37-02 82 St., at 37th Avenue.
This seventh annual parade includes eight-foot-tall floral ornaments called “silletas” carried by Colombian silleteros, flower floats, dance performances, live music, antique cars and the Flower Queen. Free. Northern Boulevard between 69th and 88th streets, Jackson Heights. Kicks off at noon.
Dance at this outdoor party with a headset, three DJs to choose from, and a waterfront floor overlooking the city skyline. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd. 6 p.m.
This group preserves the Piedmont Sound. Part of the Summer Sundays in the Park series. Free. Travers Park, 78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights. 4 p.m.
Artist Rejin Leys teaches how to make beautiful pulp paper in a few simple steps. Free. Lewis H. Latimer House, 34-41 137th St., Flushing. This event starts at 2 p.m.
FOR THE LOVE OF A MAN
Screened as part of a monthly showcase of India’s New Wave Cinema, “Love of a Man” is a documentary on celebrity worship. It profiles three men who are obsessed with Tamil superstar actor Rajnikanth. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District. 6:30 p.m.
This Czech violinist/singer/composer is recognized worldwide for her unique solo style, displaying a musical worldview and visionary creativity unlike any other. The program includes Bittová and pianist Antonin Fajt performing their own compositions, improvisations, and Moravian and Slovakian songs by Leos Janacek and Bela Bartok. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC. 3 p.m.
WORLD’S FAIR HISTORY WALKING TOUR
A one-hour stroll with emphasis on former World’s Fair sites. Repeats on the second Sunday of each month through October. Meet at the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This runs continually from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THE TRAVELING PLAYERS
Screened as part of a retrospective on Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, Traveling Players weaves through time as actors perform through the landscape of Greek history in the years between 1939 and 1952. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District. 2 p.m.
METROPOLITAN OPERA SUMMER RECITAL SERIES
Arias with soprano Michelle Bradley, tenor Kang Wang, and baritone Yunpeng Wang. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC. 7 p.m.
The 2016 Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series kicks off with the Gerard Carelli Orchestra. Free. Space at 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village. 7 p.m.
THE SECOND RENAISSANCE OF RAILROADS IN LONG ISLAND CITY
Explore various historic sites and an urban farm with Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum. $20. Meet at Hunter’s Point Avenue 7 train station, LIC. 6 p.m.
Lessons, dancing, and a live salsa band. Free. The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 7 p.m.
This 1934 French movie follows a river barge captain who marries a country girl. They take the boat to Paris, where problems present themselves. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC. 7 p.m.