Summer is in full swing and so are Poppenhusen Institute's free Summer Park Concerts at MacNeil Park, 5th Avenue and College Place. All concerts are on Sundays at 6 p.m.We have already had the July 4 Thomas Jefferson and the Band of Long Island, a 30-piece band that performed patriotic music. We then had "Risky Business," which performed the oldies music of the '50s and '60s. July 18 was to be Savannah Sky performing country music with the Poppenhusen Line Dancers and instructors Ellen and Ira Lengel. And on Sunday Phil Costa and the Something Special Orchestra will perform the sounds of the Big Bands.There also are free children's shows at MacNeil Park on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. The next will be "Sleeping Beauty" performed by the Swedish Cottage Puppets in the Park. There will be a special puppet-making workshop to follow at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required for Tuesday's workshop.Knights of Columbus Day will include a charitable softball game featuring the Kings County Knights of Columbus Has Beens vs. the Queens County Knights of Columbus Wanna-Bees. The game will benefit the New York State Council Charitable and Benevolent program Sept. 11 at noon at the Ozone-Howard Little League, 149th Avenue and Centerville Street, Ozone Park, NY.There will be a home-run derby, children's 7-ball game and Squires youth game. The rain date is set for Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, $20 for families of four or more and free for children under 10. Food and soda will be available.
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