2018-08-22 / Front Page

It's In Queens! (August 23 to August 29)

In some ways, it’s a typical summer week with huge block parties, outside dance performances, and some cutting edge art in Western Queens. But the borough also hosts a full-moon drumming circle, a Hogwarts extravaganza, and a particularly spicy meal.

Aug. 23, Jazzmobile Block Party, 4 pm. Family activities, the Empanada Papa food truck, and live music with the Jeremy Bosch Quartet and the Roland Guerrero Quartet. Free. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2PpuFWr.

Aug. 23, Brahms Requiem, 7:30 pm. Local conductors lead an open performance with the public and members of the Oratorio Society of Queens, Forest Hills Choir, and Schola Sine Nomine. $15. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2vFFZ8L.

Aug. 23, Black Panther, Aug. 26. This blockbuster film screens daily at 11 am as part of a matinee series. $15. (Editor’s note: First screening is on Aug. 22.) Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2nRBX8J.

Aug. 24, Full Moon Drumming: Mexico, 7 pm. Celebrate the full moon with George Saenz from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. He demonstrates Mexican rhythms on huehuetl drums, ayoyote shakers, bombo, redoblante, and pander. Then, the entire group jams. $25. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2nRGOqH.

Aug. 24, Prodigy Adventures, 3 pm. The Queens Council on the Arts presents an evening of dance, poetry, art, and music in memory of Prodigy. Liberty Park, vicinity of Liberty Avenue and 172nd Street, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2N3ledD.

Aug. 25, Beach Sessions Dance, Aug. 26. Dozens of artists perform on the beach, boardwalk, and a local architectural marvel on Aug. 25, 5 pm to 9 pm, and Aug. 26, 2 pm to 5 pm. Free. Vicinity of Beach 110th Street and boardwalk and The Castle, Beach 117th Street and Newport Avenue, Rockaway, http://bit.ly/2tQYmoi.

Aug. 25, Nervous Magic Lantern and Contour Editions: Imaginary 3-D Tour of Rubble Cities, 2 pm. Watch the abstract imagery of avant-garde film pioneer Ken Jacobs and listen to live sound art by six contemporary musicians. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2nRiQvB.

Aug. 25, Corónate, 1 pm. An annual celebration with dance, art, crafts, a market, music, and even hula hoops. Free. Corona Plaza, 40-04 National St., http://bit.ly/2nPXwXc.

Aug. 25, Dance at Socrates: Week 3, 4 pm. Artist-in-residence troupe Norte Maar performs with choreographers-in-residence Thomas/Ortiz Dance & konverjdans and young choreographers Gia Taylor and Amelia Sanders. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2MEHwp6.

Aug. 26, Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay, 2:30 pm. Sherese Francis leads a poetry workshop inspired by the on-display art installation “El Dorado,” which pays tribute to New Yorkers who don’t speak English. Free. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2L9dRQ8.

Aug. 28, Back to Hogwarts, 5:30 pm. A Harry Potter-inspired, end-of-summer event with activities and trivia. Take a potions class. Make a golden snitch. Represent your boarding school house. Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St., http://bit.ly/2OSdprL.

Aug. 28, Supermambo, 7 pm. A tribute to Tito Puente is the final concert of the two-month Live at the Gantries series. Free. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, LIC, http://bit.ly/2v4Knvi.

Aug. 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.

Aug. 29, Queens Dinner Club: Szechuan, 7:30 pm. This monthly group explores top-notch Chinese cuisine. Menu includes Black fungus with spicy and sour sauce, Cumin lamb with red chili, Braised whole fish with bok choy and tofu, and Dry fried beef threads. $50. Szechuan House, 133-47 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2vVAKSk.

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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