2015-08-12 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 13 to Aug. 19)

A concert by Santana is the week’s highlight, but Yo-Yo Ma and even the Beatles make appearances. These events are joined by countless outdoor activities, such as movies, music, water fun, 19th century crafts and a honey festival. Here’s the rundown.

Aug. 13, Jazz Thursdays, 7 pm. The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce presents “Big Daddy” Bruce Wayne & The Soul Messengers playing jazz, soul, and a tribute to BB King. Free. Vicinity of 70th Road between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street, Forest Hills, www.foresthillschamber.org.

Aug. 13, Light on Sound, 6 pm to 9 pm. This one-night, open mic poetry celebration features Flushing residents who contributed to the eponymous art installation currently on view. Free with registration at hhtinfo@gmail.com. The Lewis H. Latimer House, 34-41 137th St., Flushing, www.historichousetrust.org.

Aug. 13, Central Astoria LDC 2015 Waterfront Concert Series, 7:30 pm. A double header with Piece of the Rock, a doo wop group, and Spitfire, a local band that plays classic rock. Free. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool, www.centralastoria.nyc.

Aug. 13, Outdoor Movies, dusk. The Queens World Film Festival presents Bengali animation, Spanish love stories, Asian documentaries and other exquisite examples of independent foreign cinema. Free. Diversity Plaza, vicinity of 74th Street subway hub, Jackson Heights, www.queensworldfilmfestival.com.

Aug. 13, Book Signing, 6:30 pm. Local author Nick Hirshon presents his book, Images of America: Forest Hills. Free. Barnes & Nobles, 70-00 Austin St., Forest Hills, www.nicholashirshon.com.

Aug. 13, Outdoor Concert, 7 pm. A rock-n-roll band performs as part of a series sponsored by the Northern Woodside Coalition. Free. Sgt. Collins Triangle, Broadway and 58th Street, Woodside, 718-205-1030.

Aug. 14, Santana, 7:30 pm. Santana has won 10 Grammys and three Latin Grammys. $45.50-$125.50. Forest Hills Stadium, One Tennis Place, Forest Hills Gardens, www.foresthillsstadium.com.

Aug. 14-15, Craftsmen Days, noon to 4 pm. Expect costumed artisans to interact with visitors while they demonstrate historic crafts such as tinsmithing, woodturning, leather tooling, broom making, spinning, and basket weaving. Traditional hammered dulcimer and fiddle music by Triple A String Band. Free. King Manor Museum, 150-3 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, www.kingmanor.org.

Aug. 14, Water Festival, 11 am. Water inflatables, bouncy houses, FDNY smokehouse, and giveaways. Free. Bayswater Park, Beach 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway, www.nycparks.com.

Aug. 14, Good Will Hunting, 8:10 pm. Outdoor screening as part of Classic Film Fridays series. Free. Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street, Jamaica, www.abetterjamaica.org.

Aug. 15, Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Series, 2 pm. Cynthia Sayer & Her Sparks Fly Quartet provide the music. The house provides red beans, rice, sweet tea, and tours. $18. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona, www.louisarmstronghouse.org.

Aug. 15, Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion, 3 pm. Showing of this documentary on the NYS Pavilion from its glory days to abandonment to current renovation efforts. Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmaker, Matthew Silva. Free. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.queensmuseum.org.

Aug. 15, Center of Attention, 4 pm. An hour-long discussion on Cloud Mountain, one of Noguchi’s pieces. Free. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, LIC, www.noguchi.org.

Aug. 15, Reggae Concert, 4 pm. British Dependency performs as part of the Summer 2015 Katz Concert Series. Free. Rockaway Beach Park, Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 17th Street, Far Rockaway, www.queensbp.org/katzconcerts.

Aug. 16, The History of Parkway Village, 2:30 pm. Judith Guttman, president of Parkway Village Historical Society, presents a lecture on this 35-acre co-op community that was built in the late 1940s, originally intended to house staff members of the United Nations. It is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. $8. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Aug. 17, Ghostbusters, 8:30 pm. Outdoor screening of the 1984 supernatural comedy about three oddball parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. Free. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool, www.centralastoria.nyc.

Aug. 18, Yo-Yo Ma and the New York Philharmonic with conductor Alan Gilbert, 8 pm. Queens Theatre is partnering with Lincoln Center Education to present free outdoor screenings of some of the most impactful Lincoln Center performances of the past three years. Free. Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Festival Lawn, www.queenstheatre.org.

Aug. 18, Live at the Gantries, 7 pm. Tee Tones, a masterful doo wop group, performs in a series organized by Queens Theatre and the NYS Parks Department. Free. Gantry Plaza State Park, vicinity of Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, LIC, www.nycparks.com.

Aug. 18, Movies Across from Golden Pond, 8:30 pm. Outdoor screening of Dolphin Tale 2. Free. Crocheron Park, 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, www.nycparks.com.

Aug. 19, Honey Harvest Festival, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. See how beekeepers harvest honey. Make some bee-inspired art. Honey-tasting table. Special house punch made with grapes from the garden. $6/$3 for children. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, www.vomuseum.org.

Aug. 19, Beatles at Shea, 7 pm. A lecture on the Beatles performance at Shea Stadium that took place 50 years ago. $10. QED Astoria, 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria, www.qedastoria.com.

Aug. 19, Alice, dusk. Screened as part of the 17th annual Outdoor Cinema Festival, Alice is an animated Czech version of Alice in Wonderland. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, www.socratessculpturepark.org.

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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