2016-08-31 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (September 1 to September 7)

Academics are in the air as the borough readies for the upcoming school year. Thus, it’s the perfect time to learn Latin dancing, Brazilian martial arts, yoga, paper-making, and even rocket-launching. Here’s more info.

Sept. 1, Poetry Slam, 6 pm. An open microphone for poets of all ages, free style rappers, and emerging artists of all kinds. Famed Bronx raconteur Bobby González is the host. $5. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2bwt1Am.

Sept. 2, The Second Mother, 7:30 pm. Screened as part of a series on female Brazilian filmmakers, The Second Mother centers on a housekeeper in São Paulo. For years, she takes care of her wealthy employers and serves as a surrogate mother to their teenage son. When her estranged daughter suddenly shows up, the class barriers within the home are thrown into disarray. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2bMWfbQ.

Sept. 2, Hamlet, through Sept. 4. Watch Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh, and Julie Christi on the big screen. Schedule is Sept. 3, 7 pm; Sept. 3, 4 pm; and Sept. 4, 4 pm. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2cmWhfI.

Sept. 3, Yoga on the Beach, 8 am. Join instructor Helen Kilgallen for beginner Hatha yoga. Free. On the sand near the Boardwalk at Beach 108th Street, Rockaway, http://on.nyc.gov/2c3w1Tc.

Sept. 3, Outdoor Capoeira, noon. Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queens, this ongoing series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC,  HYPERLINK "http://bit.ly/2bVn3de" http://bit.ly/2bVn3de.

Sept. 3, Hands on History: Old News, New News, 1 pm. Create paper out of recycled materials, read news stories for youngsters, and take a tour of King Manor to read The Long Island Farmer, the first newspaper published in Queens. Free. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2c5i87h.

Sept. 4, Community Day, 11 am to 6 pm. Special activities for visitors of all ages, including an open studio for youngsters, a public tour, and Center of Attention, a guided conversation on a piece of art. Free. Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2bN35Tq.

Sept. 4, Taiwan Campus Folk Songs, 1:30 pm. In the 1970s, the Taiwan Campus Folk Song spread far and wide across Chinese-speaking areas. The Sanguang Silk Bamboo Orchestra and other artists offer this concert in Chinese with English and Chinese subtitles. $25-$35. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.,  HYPERLINK "http://bit.ly/2cmRURR" http://bit.ly/2cmRURR.

Sept. 4, Stomp Rockets, 10:30 am. Explore different parts of a rocket, build one, and launch it. Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. $8 per family, plus museum admission. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. Corona, http://bit.ly/2bN1i0A.
Sept. 7, Wednesdays on the Waterfront: Salsa Dancing, 7 pm. Produced by  HYPERLINK "http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001UKkJQG24zHh0IyhZUrEA8BFzKgiSxfu5F2tvT1ar_NJ8Otv4OkFWj4uOI9hZuUJwz88JbgC62QSbkn5-Y_z9RDjDlA9o9MuwfaB0klEKwp4u0aRD0pqip3w0Xs4M61rStFs4mOzN8HciX4z_mtT7mRe-lXr1pHr5dCOoHQcCtIFBBnuC56AG2dYN-thm7LWG8EpY9EXdiV4=&c=48-fNGRQJ0YY8uuycGurP4p02LbMkLY4RrDVkFxeyZLMejmV2xh8mQ==&ch=7O6P0manZRlppComJC4ytkxkQrs3nvBCeyzy3n3O_N1fW5NMH6APCw==" \t "_blank" Puerto Havana Fitness, a local dance studio, classes cover Salsa, Samba, Cumbia, and Flamenco with a view of the Midtown Manhattan skyline in the background. Free.

Hunters Point South Park, 51st Avenue and Center Boulevard, LIC, http://bit.ly/2bMZbrT.
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  HYPERLINK "http://www.itsinqueens.com" www.itsinqueens.com.

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