2017-08-23 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 24 to Aug. 30)

It’s “last chance” week in the world’s most diverse borough, as many summer series are holding their final events. Catch live music and outdoor dance or watch the US Open qualifying rounds for free, go to a high-class party, hit a silent disco or check out a dazzling violist with a hip hop streak.

Aug. 22-25, US Open Qualifying Tournament, 11 am each day. Watch professional tennis players compete for a few slots in the main draw. Free. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2wrICNr.

Aug. 24, Whale Watching and Dolphin Cruise, noon to 4 pm (same time on Aug. 25). The American Princess boat has a 90-percent sighting rate. Regular season is winding down. Riis Landing, State and Heinzelman roads, Breezy Point,  HYPERLINK "http://bit.ly/2uZy4Vl" http://bit.ly/2uZy4Vl.

Aug. 24, Wine Glass Paint Night, 7 pm. Decorate a unique, Earth Day-inspired wine glass with expert painter Masa Kitani. $34. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2uG6Dib.

Aug. 25, Silent Disco, 10 pm. Headphone-wearing revelers sing and dance while three disc jockeys -- Green with Top 40 hits, dance, and pop; Red with the best of 1980s and 1990s and 2K music; and Blue with hip-hop and R&B –battle for attention. Studio Square, 35-33 36th St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2whyHt6.

Aug. 25, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Party, 2 pm. Tennis on grass courts, cocktail party at stadium, banner unveiling, photo op at clubhouse, sunset dinner, live music, and dancing. $150 and up; proceeds go to West Side Tennis Club Foundation. One Tennis Pl., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2vJdpUU.

Aug. 26, Warm Up 2017, noon to 9 pm. MoMA PS1’s outdoor music series presents live and electronic music across a range of genres. This is the penultimate one this year. Here’s the lineup: DJDS/Loma Vista + Body High (Los Angeles); Wiki/XL Recordings (NYC); ACTRESS/Ninja Tune (London); Show Me the Body/Loma Vista (NYC); RP Boo/Planet Mu (Chicago); Yves Tumor (DJ set)/PAN (Berlin); UMFANG/Discwoman + Ninja Tune (Brooklyn). $18- $22. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2v7SYgR.

Aug. 26, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, 9:30 am to 3 pm. The world’s largest single-day, grassroots tennis and entertainment event offers interactive games, a free concert hosted by Radio Disney and appearances by pro players. Arthur Ashe Stadium, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2vXXXSG.

Aug. 26, See It Big!, Aug. 27. This annual series presents classic and contemporary films on the big screen. Here are the final ones, which show on both days: The Dark Crystal, 1 pm; The Story of the Flaming Years, 4:30 pm; The Enchanted Desna, 7 pm. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2sIR2dO.

Aug. 26, Beach Sessions Dance Series, 6 pm. Madeline Hollander presents a series of duets with beach rakes and six dancers. The rakes clear pathways that become the stage for the artists, whose tracks are recorded in the newly combed sand. Free. On the sand at Beach 110th Street, Rockaway, http://bit.ly/2x4t12v" \t "_blank" bit.ly/2x4t12v.

Aug. 26, Conjunto Guantanamo, 6 pm. This Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble performs as part of the SummerSounds series presented by Kupferberg Center for the Arts and the NYC Parks Department. Free. Newtown Park, 92-2 56th Ave., Elmhurst,  HYPERLINK "http://bit.ly/2stwyFE" http://bit.ly/2stwyFE.

Aug. 26, Aurora Flores y Zon del Barrio, 4 pm. A Latin dance party with great live music. Free. Beach 20th Street Pedestrian Plaza, Far Rockaway, http://bit.ly/2whFbIx.

Aug. 26, Ukrainian Trilogy, Aug. 27. Epic films by legendary director and actress Yuliya Solntseva on both days: Poem of an Inland Sea, 2 pm; The Story of the Flaming Years, 4:30 pm; The Enchanted Desna, 7 pm. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2uZd6pw.

Aug. 27, Love Express, 2:30 pm. Queens World Film Festival presents this movie as part of its Immigrant Voices Series. Set on the 7 train, this piece looks at the perspectives of young Chinese-Americans and their lifestyle. $5/$3 for students and seniors. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing,  http://bit.ly/2v7jrLT.

Aug. 27, Mattviolinist, 4 pm. Catch a violin master who grew up in the Bronx. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2x6wuya.

Aug. 29, Inkarayku, 7 pm. Peruvian folk music for the final concert in the Live at the Gantries series. Free. Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd., LIC,  http://bit.ly/2v4Knvi.

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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