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It’s In Queens! (Sept. 3 to Sept. 9)

The week’s big news is the re-opening of the Queens International Night Market in Jamaica. Other items include a silent disco, a photo exhibit on Rockaway, outdoor dance, and some end-of-summer staples, such as the Fresh Pond Road Festival. Here’s the rundown.

Sept. 3, Silent Disco, 6 pm. Put on earphones, listen to a deejay, and dance under the stars. Headphones are free, but a credit card or ID must be used as collateral to borrow them. Hunters Point South Park, Center Boulevard between 50th and 54th avenues, LIC, www.lincolncenter.org.

Sept. 3, Fresh Pond Road Festival, until Sept. 6. Countless shopping, eating, and entertainment opportunities on four consecutive nights on a five-block stretch of Fresh Pond Road between Menahan and Woodbine streets in Ridgewood.

Open through Oct. 31, October Waves: 2013, 9:30 am. An exhibition of photographs taken at sunset during the October 2013 hurricane season at Rockaway Beach. $15. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, www.nysci.org.

Sept. 4, Suite Summer Festival, through Sept. 6. These site-specific performances invite the audience to rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. (Friday, 6 pm to 7 pm; Saturday, 5 pm to 6 pm; Sunday, 3 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 6 pm.) Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Sept. 4, Free First Fridays, 10 am to 8 pm. Wine-and-beer cash bar, public tours in English and Japanese at 2 pm, and Center of Attention, an extended conversation about a single work of art—Noguchi’s Infant is the topic on this night. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, LIC, www.noguchi.org.

Sept. 5, Queens International Night Market, 6 pm to midnight. More than 100 independent vendors selling food from around the world. 90-02 168th St., Jamaica, www.queensnightmarket.com.

Sept. 5, Paint Party: Workshop for Autistic Children, 10:30 am to noon. Hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects specially designed for children (ages 3–5) with autism spectrum disorder. Free. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, www.nysci.org.

Sept. 5, Back to School Festival, noon to 3 pm. Beat the stress of returning to school with an afternoon of activities including games, rides, craft projects, and giveaways. Free. Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside, www.nycparks.com.

Sept. 6, Salon Sunday, 1 pm. Artists are welcome to present their work for a 10-minute discussion, and network over cookies and coffee. Open to anyone curious about art and artists. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, www.flushingtownhall.org.

Sept. 6, Omar’s Summer Send-Off, 2 pm to 6 pm. A party hosted by magician Omar Olusion with live deejay music, dance contests, games, and magic shows. Free. Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, Flushing Meadows Carousel, www.nycparks.com.

Sept. 8, Gertrud Parker Exhibit, through Sept. 27. Parker founded the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art. This is the first one-woman display of her watercolors and prints, which combine whimsy with gravity. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 405 Klapper Hall, Flushing, www.gtmuseum.org.

Sept. 9, Jeanine Durning: To Being (Premiere) + inging (Reprise), through Sept. 26, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm. Part spoken word performance, part reverie, part dance, part oral biography, part meditation and psychotherapy, inging is a choreography of the mind. $18. The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., LIC, www.chocolatefactorytheater.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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