2016-09-14 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (September 15 to September 20)

This is going to be delicious! Upcoming events feature honey, food trucks, craft beer, a BBQ competition, kimchee, and a restaurant week. Wash it down with antique motorcycles, art openings, and a drum circle. Here’s the rundown.

Sept. 16, Forced From Home, Sept. 20. Presented by Doctors Without Borders, this interactive exhibition raises public awareness of the world’s 60 million refugees. With an aid worker as your guide, you’ll see, hear, and interact with images, stories, and materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, www.forcedfromhome.com.

Sept. 16, Colombian Drum Circle, 7 pm. Celebrate the Harvest Moon with master drummers from Colombia and tambors, maracas, and guacharacas. $25. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2cmUdS2.

Sept. 16, Gabriel Byrne: Stories from Home, 8:15 pm. This documentary examines Byrne, a working-class Irishman who became an international actor. $13. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2cmXfWA.

Sept. 17, Poseidon’s Parade, noon. A celebration of art, creativity, and the sea as participants create floats and dress up as their favorite sea creatures. Free. Beach 106th Street and the boardwalk, Rockaway Beach, http://bit.ly/2bHtGiH.

Sept. 17, Viva La Comida, noon to 7 pm. This fifth annual food-and-music festival showcases a variety of delicious ethnic foods. 82nd Street between Roosevelt and Baxter avenues, Jackson Heights, www.vivalacomida.com.

Sept. 17, NYC Honey Fest, 11 am to 5 pm. Food, art, crafts, children’s activities, and a honey-and-bee product marketplace. Plus, honey-tasting, observation hives, demonstrations, and beekeeping tips. (Rain date: Sept. 18). Free. Boardwalk 86th Street, Rockaway Beach, http://bit.ly/2caEw0y.

Sept. 17, New York Craft Beer Tasting, 4 pm. Unlimited beer from local brewers such as LIC Beer Project, Singlecut, and Queens Brewery with an after-party on the roof deck. $30. The Local NY, 13-2 44th Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2cqPoop.

Sept. 17, World’s Fair History Bike Ride, 10:30 am. Bring a bicycle or borrow one from Bike New York and tour Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free. Meet at FMCP Aquatics Center, http://bit.ly/2c6u5ga.

Sept. 17, Nocturnal Wildlife Walk, 8 pm. Check out Willow Lake creatures as they sleep, nest, and hoot with Urban Park Rangers. Free. Meet at Mauro Playground, Park Drive East and 73rd Avenue Terrace, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://on.nyc.gov/2cznkTz.

Sept. 17, Ghost Card Performance, 2 pm. Ghost Card is an interactive card-game-turned-performance that reveals storylines and movements based on the crowdsourced personal narratives of park visitors. Throughout the afternoon, a troupe of hungry ghosts transforms these tales through a platform of contemporary dance and a host of irreverent storytelling tactics. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2cI7Da4.

Sept. 17, Autumn Festival, 11 am to 6 pm. Food from local restaurants, a bazaar, live music, traditional Korean dance performances, and a singing contest. Free. 149th Place and 41st Avenue, Flushing. More info at 718-359-2514 and info@kaaq.org.

Sept. 17, A Day on the J, 10:30 am. Elevated from the Williamsburg Bridge crossing until Jamaica, the J train provides diverse views of industrial and bucolic landscapes. Join official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum and tour commercial and historic downtown Jamaica, Victorian Richmond Hill, and residential Woodhaven, ending at Neir’s Tavern, NYC’s oldest bar. $25 and must email jaconet@aol.com.

Sept. 17, Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 5 pm to 9 pm. The opening of an exhibition by Dominican artist Eladio Victoria and a Viva Musica concert. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, 347-878-6614.

Sept. 17, Kew Gardens Flea Market, 9 am to 5 pm. All vendor fees benefit the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatric Department. Dog and cat adoption from Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue. (Rain date: Sept. 24). LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens.

Sept. 17, Babes on Broadway, 1 pm. A screening of the 1941 musical starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2czSyLB.

Sept. 17, ¡Oye Corona! 2 pm to 7 pm. This free monthly celebration features Uni Project, which provides pop-up reading rooms; art-making with Millery Beltran; sculptures with paper towel rolls; and DJ Marco Gomez. Free. Corona Plaza, 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, http://bit.ly/2cRPMSp.

Sept. 18, 36th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show, 11 am. Dozens of vintage pieces along with music, farm tours, hayrides, and food. $5. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, http://bit.ly/2cScYMr.

Sept. 18, Battle of the Badges, noon to 5 pm. Second annual community day features wall climbing, fire engine tours, food trucks, NYPD-FDNY cook off with free samples, and music. Free. Resorts World Casino New York City, Rockaway Boulevard Parking Lot, South Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2cIjdSk.

Sept. 18, Dahlias and Their Care, 2 pm. An informal talk on growing dahlias offered in conjunction with a photo exhibit by Dora Sofia Caputo on these flowering tubers. Plus, dahlias will be in bloom on site. Free. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

Sept. 18, Confluence/Influence: Mingei in Contemporary Abstraction, 2 pm. Opening reception for multi-artist exhibit that’s on view until Dec. 11. Mingei is a Japanese folk craft movement founded by philosopher Sōetsu Yanagi emphasizing pleasure in a hands-on relationship to materials and craftsmanship. Free. Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45th Ave., LIC, www.dorsky.org.

Sept. 18, Con Brio Ensemble, 4:30 pm. Works for violins, viola, cello, oboe, and piano by Kahn, Fuchs, and Dvorak. $12. The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2cIa10y.

Sept. 18, Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?, 5 pm. Party to launch show by Cosima von Bonin which will be on view until Jan. 2, 2017. SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2crgAXt.

Sept. 19, Sunnyside Restaurant Week, Sept. 25. Thirty restaurants serve a three-course dinner for $25 with many establishments offering additional lunch specials and a few offering the $25 dinner menu for two people. More info at http://bit.ly/1dLqxHH.

Sept. 19, Women in Afghanistan, 1:30 pm. Women for Afghan Women Program Director Naheed Bahram discusses the challenges Afghan families face as they transition to life in the U.S. She relocated after her mother died in a bomb explosion in Kabul and later taught in refugee camps in Pakistan. $8 suggested donation. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2cgkO6x.

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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