The Queens Symphony Orchestra will perform during this Fourth of July event. The concert will be followed by Grucci fireworks. Free, 7:30 p.m. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard between pool and Hell Gate Bridge, Astoria, http://bit.ly/2tbizrg.
Sunset Concert Cruise with Electrix
All aboard an American Princess liner for live rock music by Electrix and appetizers from Thai Rock with a cash bar. $35, 7:30 p.m., Thai Rock Dock, 375 Beach 92nd St., Rockaway Beach, http://bit.ly/2sU6p42.
School’s Out Festival
The city’s Parks Department and City Council District 29 will host a day filled with music, games, inflatables, a photo booth, cotton candy and ices. Free, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Police Officer Edward Byrne Park, South Ozone Park, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/schools-out-festival.
A live performance of this popular comedy adventure by Plaza Theatrical Productions will be held in Forest Park. The event is sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich. Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sobelsohn Playground at Forest Park, Woodhaven, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/madagascar.
NYRR Open Run:
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative that brings weekly runs and walks to parks across the five boroughs. The finish line is open until the last person has completed the run. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and leave their valuables at home. The event is open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers and dogs. Free, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., United Nations Avenue south entrance, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park.
Movies Under The Stars: “Gremlins”
The city’s Parks Department and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will provide a screening of Joe Dante’s 1984 cult classic in Queens. Moviegoers should arrive before 7 p.m. and can bring a blanket to sit on. There will be a limited supply of chairs. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Free, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Electric Playground, Fresh Meadows, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/29/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets.
Fourth of July Sidewalk Sale
Shop on Myrtle Avenue and adjacent side streets between Wyckoff Avenue and Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood for Independence Day sales, which run through July 4. Ridgewood, http://bit.ly/2tNMAeu.
Art In The Garden: “Sitting With The Garden”
This collection of site-specific watercolor paintings by Che Min Hsiao, a Taiwanese painter based in Queens, will be on display at the Queens Botanical Garden. Attendees will experience the beauty of the botanical garden filtered through the artist’s memories of nature in Taiwan. Free with admission ($6 for adults, $4 for seniors or students with ID, $2 for children, ages 3 and below, and free for members), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/30/art-in-the-garden-h-hu-yun-zu-zhe-sitting-with-the-garden.
Fatal Love: Where Are We Now?
Artists, academics and curators will examine contemporary work by artists, academics and curators in the South Asian American Diaspora during this event at the Queens Museum, which runs through July 2. It will include panel discussions, installations and exhibits. Free. The first session is on June 30 at Manhattan’s Asia House. The following two sessions are on July 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2sTNc2f.
Closing of Film Movement
This series, which runs through July 2 and screens independent and international films, is ending. Final screenings include “Antonia’s Line” (July 1 at 2:30 p.m.), which follows Antonia’s return to her Dutch hometown after World War II; “Somers Town” (July 1 at 5 p.m.), which is a coming-of-age tale of two teens who are new to London and forge an unlikely friendship during a hot summer; and “Jasper Jones” (July 2 at 7 p.m.), which is an Australian movie about a dangerous journey to solve a mystery. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, Astoria http://bit.ly/2rUIb89.
Hands-On History: American Lanterns
Explore how Americans celebrated Independence Day in the 19th century and make festive red, white and blue lanterns at the King Manor Museum. Free, 1 p.m., King Manor Museum, King Park, Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2tbJrqZ.
Omar’s Block Party
Omar Olusion celebrates the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, games, magic shows and a landmarked carousel that was hand-carved by Master Daniel Muller in 1903. Free, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Forest Park Carousel, Forest Park, Woodhaven, http://on.nyc.gov/2rUDj2U.
“Yankee Doodle Dandy”
Watch and discuss Michael Curtiz’s 1942 classic musical film about George M. Cohan. Known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway,” this Irish-American entertainer had a unique style of half-singing and half-reciting songs. Free, 1 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2rTXcqW.
James Williams and the Swamp Donkeys
This traditional New Orleans band mixes classic jazz with fresh, fun and exciting ideas. Tickets range from $20 to $50, 2 p.m., Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2sTJXYw.
Monthly Jazz Jam
This event at Flushing Town Hall provides a fun way to hone skills and jam with peers. The house band is led by Astoria-based saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome—vocalists, too. Don’t play? Come listen. $10, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2sTNYwh.
Socrates Sculpture Park will host African cultural presentations as well as an outdoor screening of this acclaimed film, which is directed by Abderrahmane Sissako and set in Mali. The film follows a young family of Tuareg shepherds, who are threatened by the arrival of radical jihadists whose Sharia law forbids listening to Western music, playing soccer and socializing between the sexes. The screening is part of an ongoing series. Free, 7 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2seGnGx.
The Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company performs after giving a hip hop workshop. Then, Pretty BIG Movement takes the stage. Free, 7 p.m., Springfield Park, 184th Street and 146th Terrace, Springfield Gardens, http://bit.ly/2seOkLK.