2016-07-06 / Front Page

It's In Queens! (July 7 to July 13)

What a summer! Paul Simon and Dolly Parton are old news, while Bob Dylan and The New York Pops are heading to Queens this week. They will find a wide variety of outdoor fun, including beach campfires, flower parades, quiet clubbing, butterflies, and a crafts festival. They could also go inside for Greek and Indian film and Ecuadorian dance. Here’s the rundown.

July 7, The New York Pops, 7:30 pm. Tony nominees Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison led by famed music director Steven Reineke. $100.50 and less. Forest Hills Stadium, One Tennis Place, http://bit.ly/29dxR1A.

July 7, Aqua Ninjaz Dynamic Tribute Ensemble, 6:30 pm. Maverick bassist Kim Clarke and friends play tribute to undersung jazz composers with an emphasis on funk. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/29eRKFE.

July 7, Poetry Slam, 6 pm. Open mic for poets, free style rappers, and emerging artists of all kinds, hosted by Puerto Rican poet and storyteller Bobby González. $5. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/29cOGus.

July 8, Bob Dylan, 7:30 pm. A music legend performs with Mavis Staples. $50 to $365. Forest Hills Stadium, One Tennis Place, http://bit.ly/29h4e56

July 8, Beach Campfire, 7 pm. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, a musical instrument if you play one, and fixings to make s’mores or roast marshmallows. Free. Riis Landing, Beach 169th Street, Breezy Point, http://bit.ly/29jK3ze.

July 8, Landscape in the Mist and The Broadcast, 7 pm. Screened as part of a retrospective on Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, Landscape follows an adolescent girl and her little brother as they hop trains and hitchhike to Germany, where they think their father lives. Broadcast is a 22-minute satire about journalists searching for the ideal man. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/29hrnS4.

July 9, Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch in Concert, 7:30 pm. Two of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians. Daly plays the accordion, Cranitch is on the fiddle.Top of Form

 $22/$17 for seniors, students, and the unemployed. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/28Z4a6o.

July 9, Ayazamana, 7:45 pm. Discover the richness of Ecuadorian culture through colorful costumes and live music. Ayazamana performs dances from the Coast, Andes, and Amazon regions. $25. Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts, 35-12 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/1D5DgyC.

July 9, Samita Sinha and Brian Chase, 11:15 am. Vocal artist Sinha and drummer Chase respond to the sounds of the museum, sculpting a space for listening within the cavernous skylight atrium. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/29jLxK2.

July 9, Queens Memory, 1 pm. The Queens Memory Team scans photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and save them to a thumbdrive you can take home. Free. King Manor Museum, vicinity of 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/1jKQokh.

July 9, Butterflies are Free, 2 pm. A workshop for all ages that explores the world and life cycle of butterflies. Free. Maple Grove Lake near the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/29dAIHH.

July 9, Alexander the Great, 5 pm. Screened as part of a retrospective on Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, Alexander is a take on 19th century history with a tribal warlord who kidnaps British tourists. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/29jqqYz.

July 10, Quiet Clubbing, 6 pm. Dance at this outdoor party with a headset, three DJs to choose from, and a waterfront floor overlooking the city skyline. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd., http://bit.ly/29eP3US.

July 10, Flower Parade, noon. This seventh annual parade includes eight-foot-tall floral ornaments called “silletas” carried by Colombian silleteros, flower floats, dance performances, live music, antique cars, and the Flower Queen. Free. Northern Boulevard between 69th and 88th streets, Jackson Heights, http://bit.ly/29h6LfE.

July 10, Piedmont Bluz, 4 pm. This group preserves the Piedmont Sound. Part of the Summer Sundays in the Park series. Free. Travers Park, 78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, http://bit.ly/29bL5eH.

July 10, Iva Bittová, 3 pm. This Czech violinist/singer/composer is recognized worldwide for her unique solo style, displaying a musical worldview and visionary creativity unlike any other. The program includes Bittová and pianist Antonin Fajt performing their own compositions, improvisations, and Moravian and Slovakian songs by Leos Janacek and Bela Bartok. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, http://bit.ly/29tk1uj.

July 10, World’s Fair History Walking Tour, continually from 11 am to 2 pm. A one-hour stroll with emphasis on former World’s Fair sites. Repeats on the second Sunday of each month through October. Meet at the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://on.nyc.gov/29jqSGe.

July 10, Crafts Festival, 2 pm. Artist Rejin Leys teaches how to make beautiful pulp paper in a few simple steps. Free. Lewis H. Latimer House, 34-41 137th St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/29bLttu.

July 10, For the Love of a Man, 6:30 pm. Screened as part of a monthly showcase of India’s New Wave Cinema, Love of a Man is a documentary on celebrity worship. It profiles three men who are obsessed with Tamil superstar actor Rajnikanth. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/29re6c7.

July 10, The Traveling Players, 2 pm. Screened as part of a retrospective on Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, Traveling Players weaves through time as actors perform through the landscape of Greek history in the years between 1939 and 1952. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/29oLYot.

July 11, Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, 7 pm. Arias with soprano Michelle Bradley, tenor Kang Wang, and baritone Yunpeng Wang. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/29qtwwS.

July 12, Swing Night, 7 pm. The 2016 Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series kicks off with the Gerard Carelli Orchestra. Free. Space at 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village, http://bit.ly/29oNBSX.

July 12, The Second Renaissance of Railroads in Long Island City, 6 pm. Explore various historic sites and an urban farm with official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum. $20. Meet at Hunter’s Point Avenue 7 train station, LIC, http://bit.ly/1NegwTB.

July 13, Salsa Warriors, 7 pm. Lessons, dancing, and a live salsa band. Free. The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://on.nyc.gov/29IgFmm.

July 13, L’Atalante, 7 pm. This 1934 French movie follows a river barge captain who marries a country girl. They take the boat to Paris, where problems present themselves. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/29tn0D9.

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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