SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
LOUIS ARMSTRONG BIRTHDAY BASH – Hot jazz is served with red beans ‘n’ rice, and birthday cake(see below)
Honoring and Celebrating Trans Immigrant Lives
The Window Project opening: Honoring and Celebrating Trans Immigrant Lives with Mohammed Fayaz at IMI Corona. Queens International 2016 artist Mohammed Fayaz collaborates with IMI Corona (Immigrant Movement International), the Museum’s community outpost in its immediate neighborhood of Corona, Queens for an iteration of The Window Project: Rest in Power, a site-specific window installation and event program series honoring the lives of Black and Brown victims of police brutality with the intention of building solidarity and challenging internalized racism within the immigrant community. Location: IMI Corona, 108-59 Roosevelt Avenue, next to the 111th Street Stop on the 7 Train. This event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.
Julio of Jackson Heights
This documentary explores the murder of Julio Rivera in a Jackson Heights schoolyard in 1990. The press ignored it, and the police looked to write off the murder as a drug deal gone bad. However, Julio’s friends and family would not accept the official police report and exposed the murder as a gay hate crime. 7 p.m. Free. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please visit queensbotanical.org/education/compost to sign up. Compost Workdays runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main St. In Flushing.
Fly a Kite
Make kites and watch them flutter in the big yard. First, listen to a reading of Kite Day, A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand. 1 p.m. Free. King Manor Museum, vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street, Jamaica.
Making Magic with Ethan
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Together, both Ethan and the audience create an amazing show. 2 to 2:45 p.m. Forest Park Carousel. Forest Park Drive, just west of Woodhaven Boulevard across from the Seuffert Bandshell.
Build and launch a high-flying rocket. 10:30 a.m. $8 per family plus museum admission. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
Free admission and special activities for visitors of all ages, including an open studio and live music as per the Bang on a Can series, now in its sixth year. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
Alley Pond Adventure Course
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages eight and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identification is required.
You must wear sneakers. Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers’ nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers to enter your name in the lottery.
Bilingual Flushing Freedom Mile Tours
With guides speaking English and Spanish, learn about many of the historic sites in Flushing and their associations with activist movements, such as the Underground Railroad. 2 p.m. $25/$10 for children under 12. Meet at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.
MONDAY 7/4 – HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
Lois Armstrong Birthday Bash
Hot jazz is served with red beans ‘n’ rice, and birthday cake in Satchmo’s Japanese-inspired garden.
The Gotham Kings, featuring trumpeters Alphonso Horne and Riley Mulherkar, demonstrate the versatility, style, and bond of a two-trumpet act.
2 p.m. $18. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2999V1N.
Fitness Walk at Joe Michael’s Mile
Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles). For adults only. This event starts at 9 a.m. and repeats every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 27. Fort Totten Park is located at the intersection of Totten Road and the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside.
Yoga at the Castle
Gentle and restorative yoga for beginners. This class is for students over 50. If your doctor has cleared you to do light exercise, this is the class for you. It is an ideal way to rejuvenate the body and revitalize the mind. Includes all equipment: mats, blocks, blankets, straps and bands. Session runs every Tuesday of the month. The class runs from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and the cost is $10 per session. Call us at (718) 352-1548 to sign up and reserve your spot. Walk-ins OK. The castle is located at 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
The African Queen
A movie under the stars and in the park. Katherine Hepburn is a prim missionary in East Africa during World War I, hitching a ride on a rundown riverboat operated by a gin-sodden Humphrey Bogart, who finds she wants to whip up a few homemade torpedoes to get revenge on a German gunboat. pre-screening fun begins at 7 p.m. Free. Socrates Sculpture Center, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
Movies on the Green: Minions
Every Wednesday in July until the end of August, we will be showing Movies on the Green at the Shops At Atlas Park, Cooper Avenue and 80th Street, Glendale. Bring your families for a fun summer night and enjoy a great family friendly movie starting at dark. Movies on the Green are brought to you by Broadway Stages and Sunrise Chevrolet. 7 to 10 p.m. This week’s film is Minions.