2015-04-01 / Front Page

It's In Queens! (April 2 to April 8)

A unique week is approaching with schools going on recess, warming weather, and a few big religious observances. But Queens is as busy as ever with ubiquitous egg hunts, 3-D wizards, bubble magic, a beef workshop, film, theater, music, and even Spring Break camp with LEGGOs. Here’s the rundown.

April 3, Seal and Bird Watching, noon. A unique opportunity to learn about wildlife as a naturalist provides insight about seals and marine life. Video presentations are available during the trip. Cruises run on this day and almost every Saturday and Sunday through April 19. $30/$25 for seniors/$20 for children (ages 5-12). Riis Landing, State and Heinzelman roads, Breezy Point, www.americanprincesscruises.com.

April 3, Free First Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission and public tours are free. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, www.noguchi.org.

April 3-12, The Wizard of Oz in 3-D, 12:30 pm. Daily matinees of the classic 1939 film, accompanied by family workshops on character design. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

April 4, Mark Geary, 7:30 pm. This Dublin-born lad is one of Ireland’s most highly respected singer/songwriters. He often sings about love and defiance, winning album-of-the-year honors from the Irish Voice. Special guest is Dublin-born, Rockaway-based Bernard Smith. $25/$18 for seniors, students, and the unemployed. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, www.nyirish.org.

April 4, Spring Egg-stravaganza, noon to 2 pm. Enjoy old-fashioned games, crafts, and a special scavenger hunt with egg prizes. Pre-registration is required, and supplies are limited to the first 750 children. The $5 per child ticket price for this activity does not include admission, charged separately at the gate. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, www.queensbotanical.org.

April 4, Bunny Breakfast, 8 am to 10 am. Learn the latest dance moves and watch performances by All Star Studios. Children safety programs as well. Free. Queens Center Food Court, Woodhaven and Queens boulevards, Rego Park, www.shopqueenscenter.com.

April 4, Barnyard Egg Hunt, noon to 4 pm. Meet Whiskers the Bunny, try egg tossing and egg rolling, dance the Bunny Hop, visit farm animals, take a hayride, enjoy egg hunts all day. $5. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, www.queensfarm.org.

April 4-5, Patterns, 4 pm. Shown as part of Required Viewing: Mad Men’s Movie Influences, a series on films that effected the TV show Mad Man, Patterns stars Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, and Ed Begley. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

April 4-5, Dear Heart, 7 pm. Shown as part of Required Viewing: Mad Men’s Movie Influences, a series on films that impacted the TV show Mad Man, Dear Hearth stars Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page, and Angela Lansbury. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

April 5, Drop-In Workshop: Flour Clay, 1:30 pm. Families make clay from flour and salt, using food coloring to create spring colors. These educational workshops invite children (ages 5-12) and their adult companions to share a learning experience. Free with admission. No advance registration is necessary. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Pak, www.queensmuseum.org.

April 5, Nature Scavenger Hunt, 11 am. Get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts with Urban Park Rangers. Free. Kissena Park, Rose and Oak avenues, Flushing, www.nycparks.com.

April 6-10, Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Spring Break Camp, 11 am to 3 pm. Students learn, build, and engage in serious, creative, and educational play. Beginners (grades 1-5) are challenged by a Junior Robotics camp. Advanced students (grades 5-8) plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation with LEGO components. $50 per day per or $225 for five days. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, www.bricks4kidz.com/355.

April. 6, LIC Forum: Steinway Transportation, 7 pm. After conquering the world of music and ascending the pinnacle of NYC’s cultural scene with the country’s premier entertainment and lecture space, Steinway Hall, the Steinway family turned their interests towards the high tech of their age: transportation. Starting with streetcars, the family branched into tunnels, bridges, and elevated trains. $5. Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Astoria/LIC, www.astorialic.org.

April 7-9, BubbleMania, 1 pm and 2 pm. Casey Carle presents wacky, fun educational comedy with swing music and amazing soap bubble manipulations. $6 plus admission. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, www.nysci.org.

April 8, Wagyu Beef Demonstration, 1:30 pm. Learn all about beef production, preparation, and consumption. $68, includes $20 gift certificate. Danny’s Steak House and Oyster Bar, 13-46 127th Street, College Point, www.dannysteakhouse.com.

April 8-19, Red Noses, times vary. Faced with the hopeless devastation of the black plague in 14th century France, a desperate monk hits upon his sacred crusade: Cheap laughs for the masses. Nicu’s Spoon sets this Olivier Award winning play in modern NYC with contemporary music. The schedule follows: Tuesday at 8 pm; Wednesdays at 8 pm; Thursdays at 8 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm; and Sundays at 3 pm and 8 pm. $15-$25. The Secret Theater, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, www.secrettheatre.com.

The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions. More info at www.itsinqueens.com.

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