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Film

A.I. Artificial Intelligence — Director Steven Spielberg’s monumental production of Stanley Kubrick’s unrealized science-fiction dream project is a bold, humanistic vision that pays tribute to Kubrick’s aesthetic while also remaining a quintessential Spielberg film. This high-tech Pinocchio story — about a robot child on a quest to become a real boy after being abandoned by his adopted parents — is one of Spielberg’s most challenging and visually astonishing films, featuring one unforgettable sight after another.

When: Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 18, at 3 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Movie Under the Stars: Secret Life of Pets — Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

When: Friday, June 16, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: MacNeil Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Movie Under the Stars: Sing — A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

When: Friday, June 16, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Rochdale Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

The Pride of the Yankees — Lou Gehrig’s speech at a packed Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, two years before his death, when he said “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth,” was one of the most emotional moments in sports history and is chronicled in “The Pride of the Yankees.”

When: Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial — By creating a space alien that was not a monster, but instead the lovable friend of a suburban boy, lost and yearning for his distant home, director Steven Spielberg made an enduring classic, and one of the most wondrous and deeply touching of all science-fiction movies. A symphony of feeling, featuring an audacious, overwhelming score by John Williams, E.T. is the rare blockbuster that is also a work of art.

When: Saturday, June 17, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 18, at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Minority Report — Set in a future where U.S. citizens can be arrested for crimes they have not yet committed, Minority Report raises questions of guilt and innocence that seem eerily prescient.

When: Saturday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Events

Shape Up NYC: Silent Disco Fitness Party — This is a unique and fun experience where people dance to music being channeled through wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast using radio frequency. While enjoying the supplied headphones, participants will engage in free fitness class demos. After working out, a dance party will end the night with light refreshments, raffles, and giveaways. Headphones will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

When: Friday, June 16, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave., Flushing

Contact: (718) 847-2649

Cost: Free to attend

Arts Culture Fun Taikoza — Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show.

When: Friday, June 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Ditmars Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

Family Fun Day — Join NYC Parks and Council Member Peter Koo for an afternoon of inflatables, popcorn, cotton candy, ices, prizes, and more. The afternoon will include multicultural performances, featuring The New School for Jazz, Taikoza, and local community acts.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Kissena Corridor Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

Get Your Zen On — Join a certified yoga master for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to eight adult participants.

When: Saturday, June 17, at 9:15 a.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Celebrate New York’s Path Through History — The Bowne House Museum, one of New York’s oldest buildings, welcomes visitors to an open dialogue about our city’s changing landscape with local historians and urban archaeologists. New exhibits from The Bowne House will illustrate and highlight these changes.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bowne House, 37-01 Bowne St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 760-6437

Cost: Free

Music

Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas — Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet, performs “Winds of Change,” a concert about the environment with ragtime, jazz, and contemporary music, and poetry about the Earth by American transcendentalists Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

When: Sunday, June 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

The Sounds of Sinatra — City Councilman Eric Ulrich sponsors this free concert of Sinatra classics.

When: Sunday, June 18, at 5 p.m.

Where: George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 235-4100

Salsa Warriors — The Salsa Warriors invite you to a fun night of traditional and new music, featuring a live band performance and non-stop dancing.

When: Wednesday, June 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: (718) 760-6560

Cost: Free

Kids and Family

Afterschool Festival — Join NYC Parks and Council District 28 for a day of inflatables, games, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, ices, and more.

When: Friday, June 16, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Rochdale Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

Family Fishing Festival — Bring the kids down for an exciting day of catch-and-release fishing. Rods and reels are available for use and all bait and tackle will be provided. Prizes, giveaways and raffles will be included for registered participants.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Kissena Park Pond

Cost: Free

Website: www.baysideanglers.com

Tween/Teen Yoga — Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class, which mixes traditional poses with partner work, breath/body awareness and strength builders. Participants are asked to bring a towel and water. Mats will be provided. Limited to eight participants ages 8-14.

When: Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Family Camping — The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping as APEC looks forward to welcoming your family.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Astronomy Night — One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city, now in its 20th year, will be led by seasoned professor/­astronomer Mark Freilich. Each program features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Limited to 20 participants ages 9 and up, including adults.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Family Day — Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for an afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more.

When: Sunday, June 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Albert H. Mauro Playground in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

Posted 12:00 am, June 16, 2017
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