2018-07-18 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (July 19 to July 25)

The key word is “festival,” and it follows street, film, dance, independence day, music, and annual a few times this week. The other key word is “outdoors” at it goes with parks, lawns, triangles, a garden, a farm, and a shopping center.

July 19, Outdoor International Film Series: Ecuador, 7 pm. As part of the Passport Thursdays series, the movie “How Much Further (Que Tan Lejos)” screens on the lawn. This road trip tale involves two girls who have to get to Cuenca during a bus strike. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2L9iRbJ.

July 19, The Devotions, 7:30 pm. The Central Astoria LDC’s 2018 Waterfront Concert Series continues with a Doo Wop group extraordinaire. Free. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool, http://bit.ly/2mkpQjV.

July 19, Woodside Concert Series, 7 pm. The Chuck Braman Quintet plays jazz as part of an ongoing series. Free. Sgt. Collins Park Triangle, 58th Street and Broadway, Woodside.

July 19 Sleepless in Seattle, dusk. The CinemaLIC series continues with this adaption of Nora Ephron’s romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Free. Hunters Point South Park, Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue, LIC, http://bit.ly/2NjHShG.

July 19, Chris Schlichting Period, July 21. This dance’s prolific, obsessive movement dispenses with preciousness and patterns to hammer out a Rosetta Stone to leave behind for the next, better world. Shows at 8 pm every night. $20. The Chocolate Factory Theatre, 5-49 49th Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2Nk1uC9.

July 20, SHED by Xiao Chuan Xie, 8:30 pm. Using movement, sculpture, sound, and light, SHED is a durational performance piece. Free, but registration required. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2Lk6aLj.

July 21, Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Concert, 4 pm to 8 pm. This fifth annual festival features Forest Hills-born funk-and-rap performer Action Bronson, the New Orleans eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels, and Fu-Arkist-Ra. Free with VIP tickets available for sale. Festival Lawn near the NYS Pavilion, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2mifdxY.

July 21, St. Albans Jazz and R&B Festival, 4:30 pm. This 16th annual concert features Crown Heights Affair, Mel Holder, and Craig Crawford Players. Free. St. Albans Park, Merrick Boulevard and Sayres Avenue, http://bit.ly/2Nkzw9z.

July 21, Solar Power Family Workshop, 11 am. Learn about the Industrial Revolution, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Wind Power, Electric Energy, and Satellite/GPS Systems. Suggested for junior high school students. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2JGYCRZ.

July 21, Queensboro Dance Festival, 2 pm. Spaces of Fontana, Cole Collective, Tango for All, Flamenco Latino, Dancing Fish, and Masala Bhangra. Free. Juniper Valley Park, Athletic Courtyard at 80th Street, Middle Village, http://bit.ly/2whM26c.

July 21, Colombian Independence Day Celebration, 3 pm. The FolkCOLOMBIA School of Dance and Music offers traditional music and dance genres such as Carranga, Bambuco, and Guabina from the Andean Region and Bunde from the Pacific Coast. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2zItBcj.

July 21, Center of Attention, 3:30 pm. Visitors are invited to engage in a conversation on Miya Ando’s “Haku-Un (White Cloud) 4.8.1 (2017),” featured in the installation Miya Ando: Clouds (on view through Aug. 19, 2018). Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. LIC, http://bit.ly/2NRj95o.

July 21, Chhaya’s Annual South Asian Street Festival, 12:30 pm. A showcase of South Asian cultural heritage food, dance, music, ethnic goods, and a Pani-Puri eating contest. Free. 77th Street between Roosevelt and 37th avenues, Jackson Heights, http://bit.ly/2us6xJP.

July 22, Dr. K’s Motown Revue, 6 pm. This Motown cover band takes the stage as part of the Katz Concert Series. Free. Springfield Park, vicinity of Springfield Boulevard, 184th Street, and 146th Avenue, https://on.nyc.gov/2uGXnJ0.

July 22, Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong, 3 pm. As part of her “El Dorado” exhibition, Chong teaches how to make an art installation. Free. Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2KWK1D8.

July 22, Floral Design Workshop: Recycle Containers, 2 pm. Learn how to adapt containers that had a previous use to become a centerpiece. Bring a container or choose from a variety provided. Floral materials provided. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2NY3stk.

July 24, Queens Symphony Orchestra, 7 pm. As part of the Katz Concert Series, the ensemble offers “An Enchanted Summer’s Evening” with classically trained tenor Christopher Macchio and QSO Music Director Martin Majkut. Expect enchanting arias and songs by Macchio, plus lush and romantic symphonies by the orchestra. Free. St. John’s University, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2ur5bPq.

July 24, FDR Drive, 7 pm. A fantastic classic rock-n-roll band grooves as part of the two-month Live at the Gantries series. Free. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, LIC, http://bit.ly/2v4Knvi.

July 24, The Wizard of Oz, 11 am. A live, outdoor musical adapted from the famous movie. Free. Playground for All Children, near 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2Ljx4ma.

July 24, Queensboro Dance Festival, 5 pm. Performances by Sector Dance, Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre, Q&A Productions, and Masala Bhangra. 46th Street/Bliss Street Plaza, Sunnyside, http://bit.ly/2whM26c.

July 25, The Young Girls of Rochefort, 7 pm. French food and art followed by the 1967 musical in which real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac play twins who are looking for love in a seaside town. A fair comes for a weekend, and hilarity ensues as each sibling meets a smooth-talking entertainer and the main characters weave a complicated web of romance and extremely unlikely coincidences. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2mj3PlA.

July 25, Pretty Pots for Pretty Herbs & Flowers, 1 pm. Use brushes, paint, and stencils to decorate terra cotta planters. $4. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

July 25, Autism-Friendly Program for Families, 9 am. Interactive tours of the farm grounds, opportunities to observe livestock, and an optional tractor-drawn hayride. $8. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks, http://bit.ly/2mlrPnV.

July 25, Woodside Worldwide 2018, noon. Music, culture, family-friendly fun, live entertainment, giveaways, and games. Free. 61st Street between Woodside and Roosevelt avenues, http://bit.ly/2LS0tRj.

July 25, Monsters University, 8 pm. Screened as part of the Movies on the Green series, this film is about a kid monster who wants to become a scarer. Free. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale, http://bit.ly/2uFhmHN.

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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