2016-06-22 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (June 23 to June 29)

Dolly Parton competes with the Ramones, the Grateful Dead, Citizen Kane, a huge flower festival, and the borough’s biggest outdoor festival this week. Live music, senior theater, and a sleepover are also in the mix. Here’s the rundown.

June 23, Brick Fest Live, through June 26. The ultimate LEGO fan experience with huge attractions and mind-blowing creations. Sculptures for this year’s event include The Great Hall, a four-foot-long model of the World’s Fair building made from 73,486 LEGO bricks and custom stickers. Free with museum admission. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/24MUvDi.

June 23, Brew & Chew, 4 pm. A fun evening with a dozen local beers, tastings from Jamaica-area restaurants, and live music. Everyone receives a tee shirt, a pilsner glass, and other items. $15. Harvest Room, 90-04 160th St., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/1UzI4Fr.

June 24, Clementi & Company, 6:30 pm. An evening of chamber music with a Longman, Clementi & Co. fortepiano (London, c.1800). Early keyboard specialist Dongsok Shin joins violinist Leah Gale Nelson (using a violin and bow of the era) to highlight compositions from the time of Rufus King. $25/$30 at the door. Reservations required. King Manor Museum, Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/1QcaUQr.

June 24, Wordfeast, 6:30 pm. An evening of readings and culture with Brazilian writer Camila Santos, painter Heather Simon, translator Leila Ortiz, and traditional Brazilian cuisine. Free. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria, http://bit.ly/28I1fai.

June 24, Concert + Music Video Screening, 7:30 pm. Arthur Moon is the moniker of Swedish-American composer/singer Lora-Faye Åshuvud. With the Arthur Moon project, Åshuvud turns towards her self-taught perspective, embracing a way of making music that’s decidedly (and intentionally) incorrect. $25, includes two glasses of wine. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/1ZWZiAY.

June 24, Citizen Kane, 7 pm (and June 25 at 2 pm). Preeminent film scholar David Bordwell’s new book, The Rhapsodes, explores four film critics from the 1930s and 1940s—James Agee, Manny Farber, Otis Ferguson, and Parker Tyler. To celebrate the book, the museum screens classic films that these critics championed. Citizen Kane shows twice, but Bordwell holds a book signing on June 25 only. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/268bTFf.

June 25, Dolly Parton, 7 pm. This internationally renowned superstar has 25 Billboard Country No. 1 hits and seven Grammy Awards. Prices vary. Forest Hills Stadium, One Tennis Place, http://bit.ly/1JDk5mN.

June 25-26, Dead & Company, 7:30 pm. These Grateful Dead-inspired shows include original band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, along with musical guests. Prices vary. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Corona, http://atmlb.com/1OlJS2V.

June 25, Ramones Mania, noon to 6 pm. A full day of Ramones events, including book signings, film screenings, a flea market, live music, rock ‘n’ roll high school, and more. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/1UEB3Dq.

June 25, Family Sleepover, 6:30 pm (ends on June 26 at 9 am). Sleep among the exhibits. The evening includes science activities and a pajama party with a 3D movie. Continental breakfast is served the next morning. $99 per person. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/1UAP890.

June 25, Summer Kickoff Festival, 1 pm. Listen to a read-aloud during Storytime with Literacy INC, then blow giant bubbles, make your own ice-cream, create a work of art and play historic games on the lawn. Free. King Manor Museum, Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/1jKQokh.

June 25, Holding Space, 5 pm. Artists and musicians from the cutting edge jam in the courtyard as organized by guest programmer Sam Hillmer of Trans-Pecos. $10. SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., LIC, http://bit.ly/1PgdRNd.

June 25, Senior Stars: The 60s, 70s, and 80s Sing the 50s, 3 pm and 6 pm. For the eleventh year, seniors star in this singing and dancing extravaganza directed by the Astoria Performing Arts Center. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, http://bit.ly/1s9RMzx.

June 25, ¡Oye Corona! Celebration of Culture, 11 am to 7 pm. Live music, workout time, art-making workshops, dance performances, and readings. Free. Corona Plaza, 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, http://bit.ly/21r5rWr.

June 25, Tea Ceremony with Tom Sachs, 3 pm. Enjoy libation with Sachs as part of his exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony. Apply via the museum’s website. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, http://bit.ly/1UThR7t.

June 26, Only in Queens, 1 pm with concert at 5 pm. The borough’s biggest summer festival features an outdoor concert with R&B legends Ginuwine and Mack Wilds, live music by DJ Camilo, activities for all ages, tours of the NYS Pavilion, food and craft vendors, classic cars, a boat from the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, and more. Free. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/1U7aLds.

June 26, Festival de las Flores, noon to 5 pm. Celebrate the colorful Colombian tradition of creating silletas or large floral medallions. The afternoon features completed creations, a scavenger hunt, live music by Rebolú, bilingual storytime, crafts, and Colombian cuisine. Free. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/1rXYBdY.

June 26, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre: No-No Boy, 2:30 pm. Adapted from the groundbreaking novel by John Okada, No-No Boy explores the repercussions of choices made during wartime and internment. $5/free for students. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/28Ldy5Y.

June 26, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1:30 pm; Counter-Attack, 4:30 pm; The Picture of Dorian Gray, 7 pm. Preeminent film scholar David Bordwell’s new book, The Rhapsodes, explores four film critics from the 1930s and 1940s—James Agee, Manny Farber, Otis Ferguson, and Parker Tyler. To celebrate the publication, the museum screens classic films that these critics championed. Sierra Madre is about three men searching for gold in Mexico. Counter-Attack is a World War II drama about a Russian paratrooper, a woman, and seven German soldiers trapped in a bombed-out building. Dorian Gray is about a man who keeps his physical beauty despite his inner ugliness. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/268bTFf.

June 29, Queensboro Symphony, 11 am. Experience the Queensboro Symphony’s chamber music society. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/1UnOmLd.

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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