LIC Springs (see below)
The Astoria Performing Arts Center presents this musical adaptation of “A Raisin in the Sun,” a story about an African American mother and her son who struggle with change in segregated Chicago in the 1950s. The show runs through May 27. Shows will take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 general admission and $12 for students and senior citizens. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, http://bit.ly/2qwmavn.
Horticulture Volunteer Days
Attendees can join the staff of the Queens Botanical Garden for an educational event that involves working hands-on with the garden’s plants. Registration is required and participants must be at least 16 years of age. Free, 1 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days
China Meets Jamaica
Saxophonist, singer and composer Stephanie Chou combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz, while Jamaican artist Owen Romeo and his group, Tribal Legacy, present an array of Caribbean music. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. 8 p.m., $16 general admission and free for teens, ages 13-19. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2p24UOv.
Celebrate Long Island City at this gigantic block party with live music, dance and theater— plus art, sculpture-making, fitness classes, outdoor dining, pop-up activities and sports. Free, noon to 5 p.m., Vernon Boulevard between 50th and 46th avenues, LIC, http://bit.ly/2pohji8.
Cesar Millan Live
The star of Nat Geo WILD’s “Cesar 911” and original host of the “Dog Whisperer” series reveals the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canines. 8 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2qx7Djg.
A Taste of Rockaway Beach
A total of 31 eateries are participating in this food crawl. Try them all for the same price. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event, http://bit.ly/2pPuJFl.
Shanghai Memories: Golden Songs from the 1930s and 1940s
Narrated and hosted by Zhou Yi, this performance by the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society demonstrates the cultural melting pot that existed in Shanghai during World War II. Expect traditional Shanghai music infused with western influences from jazz and popular music. 7:30 p.m., $16 general admission and free for teens, ages 13-19. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2pyK2iT.
Genealogist Leslie Wickham teaches the basic techniques to research family heritage using free and subscription-based websites. Also, learn tricks to search for ancestors in old books or newspapers. Free, 1 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2pPXG3Y.
Walking Tour of Jamaica
King Manor’s caretaker and longtime Jamaica resident Roy Fox leads the tour. Learn about the area’s history from colonial times to the present and how the sites connect to Rufus King and his family. Free, 3 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2nFij0Y.
This event at the Queens County Farm Museum will include sheep haircuts, along with wool-spinning demos, live music, crafts, hayrides and local food. $5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, http://bit.ly/2cScYMr.
Old Astoria Village Walk
Greater Astoria Historical Society Executive Director Bob Singleton will lead a tour through Astoria, the Welling Court Art Project and Socrates Sculpture Park. 11 a.m. Meet at Astoria Park South and Shore Boulevard, http://bit.ly/2qwQ1nC.
Projection Mapping Workshop with Thomas Israel
Participants will learn how to give volume, texture and new meanings to moving images through projection mapping. This technique allows a video to be projected on common 3D objects, bodies and architecture. 1 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2oZ7fsm.
Two Bridges Walk
Greater Astoria Historical Society Trustee Richard Melnick leads a three-mile tour that starts in Harlem, crosses Randalls and Wards islands and the Hell Gate waterway and ends at Astoria’s Bohemian Hall. Free, 11 a.m., Meet at the southeast corner of 125th Street and Second Avenue in Harlem, http://bit.ly/2oQHGif.
First Spring Community Festival
This event will include demonstrations, educational programming and hands-on activities. Learn about and experience Flushing’s unique heritage. Free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Weeping Beech Park at Bowne Street and 37th Avenue, Flushing, 718-359-0528.
Cameron Johnson sings musical theater, opera and art songs. Amanda Johnson accompanies. Free, 8 p.m., Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202.
It’s My Park At Park Of The Americas
Join Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens for a spring cleaning of the park. Participants will clean playground equipment and remove natural debris. Free, 8:30 a.m., Park of the Americas basketball courts, Corona Plaza, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-park-of-the-americas.
The Klez Dispensers play a savvy mix of Eastern European melodies and the bustling jazz of the 2nd Avenue Yiddish Theatre tradition. 5 p.m., $20 general admission and $10 for students (ages 13-30), free for those under age 12. The Community House at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 15 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2qwmri7.
Legislative Theatre Festival
The Theatre of the Oppressed NYC presents this fifth annual event, which features a performance by the AIDS Center of Queens County Troupe that addresses immigration, homelessness, policing and labor rights. 1 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2oYPmKu.
Elizabeth Uhlig discusses and signs her children’s book, “Lovely Toys of Long Ago, An ABC Book,” a collection of poems about old toys. Free, 2:30 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2efIfN0.