Queens Gazette

It’s In Queens! (Sept. 15 to Sept. 21)

The hits keep coming with a three-time Grammy winner, international music festival, Tito Puente Jr., Broadway show tunes, El Caramelo del Sabor, Chinese string instruments, Lost Boyz, and auditions for the Oratorio Society of Queens.

Sept. 15, Queensboro Dance Festival Grand Finale, Sept. 17. The tenth annual Queensboro Dance Festival, which facilitates free performances in public spaces during the warm weather months, comes to an end with a three-night, 25-troupe extravaganza. Each show is about 70 minutes. They are at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 5 pm on Sunday. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Sept. 15, Jessica Torres: El Caramelo del Sabor, 8 pm. Celebrate Independence Day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Mexico with a night a dance music. Resorts World New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

Sept. 16, Queens United International Party, 2:30 pm. Global music, dance, food trucks, crafts, and fun. Lineup include Mantra Percussion, Miss Maybell, Somer Suarez, Los Aliens, Melting Pot, Brooklyn Raga Passive, and Brown Rice Family. Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave.

Sept. 16, 175th Birthday Celebration, 1 pm. Mark the occasion with STEAM activities led by Galore Urban Tech, Mad Science, the BioBus, FANIKE! African Dance Troupe, Arrow, the Symbol, food by Trendyyy Kitchen, and artists Tristan Irving (Art by TK) and Gregory Valentine. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.

Sept. 16, Keys & Beats from Uruguay + Argentina, 8 pm. A celebration of musical expression with three-time Grammy-winning pianist Gustavo Casenave and percussionist Franco Pinna. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Sept. 16, Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop with Lost Boyz, 4 pm. The Queens Live! concert series concludes with Lost Boyz, a South Jamaica crew including Mr. Cheeks, Pretty Lou Spiggnice, and Freaky Kah (the son of the late Freaky Tah) — along with Dennis Kellman & Glaze the MC, Royal Flush, DJ Von Thugg, and DJ Godfingaz. Springfield Park, vicinity of 149th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard.

Sept. 16, Fall Bird Walks, 9:30 am. Spot and identify creatures of flight with experts from NYC Audubon. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

Sept. 16, Plant as Medicine, 10:30 am. Pure Earth Magic facilitates a workshop on health and natural medicine. Underneath the Beach 60th Subway Station, Rockaway.

Sept. 16, Hands-on History: Quill Creations, 1 pm. Celebrate Constitution Day (Sept. 17) by getting creative with feather quill and ink writing, just as it was used to sign the Constitution. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

Sept. 17, Finding God on Broadway, 4 pm. Singer/actress Tracylynn Conner and her band perform songs from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Godspell,” “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “West Side Story,” and more. Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing.

Sept. 17, Mindful Manipulation, 11 am. Circus artists Kyle Driggs and Ellie Steingraeber team up with husband-and-wife duo Musiquita to create a family show for audiences of all ages. The show repeats monthly on Sundays at 11 am on Oct. 15, Nov. 5, and Dec. 10. 3AM Theatre, 9-20 35th Ave., #3N, Long Island City.

Sept. 17, Mini-Glob al Mashup: China Meets Germany, 1 pm. Renowned Chinese-American composer and violinist Jason Hwang, globe-trotting Chinese pipa player Sun Li, and German vocalist Tine Kindermann take the audience on a musical journey between the stringed instruments of China and the Chinese Diaspora and the progression of German folk music through the decades. Trumpeter and composer Frank London joins the fun. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Sept. 18, Singing Auditions, 7:30 pm. The Oratorio Society of Queens hosts open auditions before practice. Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing.

Sept. 21, Tito Puente Jr. + His Salsa Orchestra, 6:30 pm. Dance lessons first. Then, Tito Puente Jr., whose father was El Rey del Timbale, keeps the flame burning for his father’s Latin music. (Rain date: Oct. 1, 5 pm). MacNeil Park, Poppenhusen Avenue, College Point.

Sept. 21, Jamaica Mic Drop, 8 pm. An evening of spoken word poetry and storytelling headlined by JRose, curated by 100 Suits Founder Kevin Livingston, and funded in part by Con Edison. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

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