2018-07-18 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (July 26 to Aug. 1)

The “outdoor fun” is getting out of hand. In addition to the regular music, dance, and film, this week features hip hop pioneer (and Queens native) Ralph McDaniels, Native American rituals, Full Moon drumming, beer, and urban foraging. Get out!

July 26, Honoring the First People of Queens, 6 pm. Members of the Matinecock tribe explore their history, culture, and customs. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2Od0lh5.

July 26, See It Big!: A Space Odyssey, Aug. 5. This annual showcase screens such classics as “The Sound of Music,” “West Side Story,” “Hello, Dolly!,” and “Cleopatra” until Sept. 9. First up is “2001: A Space Odyssey” on July 26 and 27 at 7 pm; July 28 at 3 pm and 6:30 pm; July 29 at 3 pm and 6:30 pm; Aug. 2 at 7 pm; Aug. 3 at 7 pm; Aug. 4 at 2 pm, and Aug. 5 at 6:30 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2A1aOsV.

July 26, Outdoor International Film Series: Ghana, 7 pm. As part of the Passport Thursdays series, the movie “Keteke” screens on the lawn. This road trip tale involves a couple that wants to deliver its first baby, but a wrong decision finds them in the middle of nowhere. Hilarity ensues. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2uY551s.

July 26, Woodside Concert Series, 7 pm. Jenny Marino (from the Block) does top 40 hits on the final night of this ongoing series. Free. Sgt. Collins Park Triangle, 58th Street and Broadway, Woodside.

July 27, Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow, July 29. More than 40 Indian Nations match wits in a dance competition with art, crafts, jewelry, and food. Schedule: July 27, 7 pm to 10 pm; July 28, noon to 5 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm; and July 29, noon to 5 pm. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks, http://bit.ly/2cScYMr.

July 27, Full Moon Drumming: Perú, 7 pm. Celebrate the Full Moon with a drum circle. Learn Afro-Peruvian rhythms on cajón, cajita, and quijade, then jam with the group. $25. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2uKhLJP.

July 28, Hip Hop in the Park, 3 pm. Ralph McDaniels presents a family-friendly festival celebrating the four elements of hip hop – emcees, DJs, dance troupes, and graffiti art. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2LIvY0n.

July 28, Queens Beer Festival, 4:30 pm. Unlimited samples from Alewife, Big Alice, Bridge & Tunnel, Descendant Cider, Fifth Hammer, Finback, Iconyc, LIC Beer Project, Mikkeller NYC, Rockaway, SingleCut, and Transmitter. $32-$37. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd., http://bit.ly/2JOKQIS.

July 28, LGBTQ Brazil, July 29. All films are NYC premieres that celebrate the Brazilian LGBTQ community. Schedule: “Music for When the Lights Go Out,” July 28, 2 pm; “Sweet Amianto,” July 28, 4:30 pm; “Sol Alegria,” July 28, 7 pm; “Passion of JL,” July 29, 3:30 pm; and “Bixa Travesty,” July 29, 6 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2O8BjQe.

July 28, QueensWay Tour with Wildman Steve Brill, 9 am. Brill and Friends on the QueensWay members walk in Forest Park and show nature’s hidden, edible treasures. Meet at the northeast corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, http://bit.ly/2JN5pFm.

July 28, ¡Corónate!, 1 pm. An afternoon of live music, dance, art-making, and an opportunity to learn about inspirational causes. Corona Plaza, 40-04 National St., http://bit.ly/2O8bLmd.

July 28, 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 29, Sundays on the Lawn: Heems, 1:30 pm. This outdoor program presents live music at 3 pm, after free art-making classes and lawn games at 1:30 pm. Heems is a local Indian-American artist who cut his teeth with the rap groups Das Racist and Swet Shop Boys. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park http://bit.ly/2LjKu2D.

July 29, Guelaguetza Festival, 2 pm. Music, dance, and crafts from the eight regions of Oaxaca, organized by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC,  http://bit.ly/2JNbNws.

July 29, Young Dancemakers Company, 2 pm. New, lively, and original choreography based on meaningful personal and social themes and an excerpt by a renowned choreographer. Free with online RSVP. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2uF1UfJ.

July 29, Tramps Like Us, 6 pm. A Bruce Springsteen cover band takes the stage as part of the Katz Concert Series. Free. MacNeil Park, 19-01 Poppenhusen Ave., College Point, https://on.nyc.gov/2LM8qrG.

July 29, Gospel Showcase, 3:30 pm. Christian rappers, singers, and poets. 15-$20. The Artist Market on Linden, 198-20 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, http://bit.ly/2LsDgIK.

July 31, Dance Entropy, 7 pm. A local troupe performs as part of the two-month Live at the Gantries series. Free. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, LIC,  HYPERLINK "http://bit.ly/2v4Knvi" http://bit.ly/2v4Knvi.

Aug. 1, It’s for the Birds, 1 pm. An introduction to bird-watching that includes assembling nests from natural and manmade materials and studying actual nests to see how they are constructed. $4. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

Aug. 1, Monthly Jazz Jam, 7 pm. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, these sessions are a fun way for musicians to hone skills and jam with peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome. Don’t play? Come listen! $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2LxOyLG.

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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