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Several of the many countries that contribute to the unique identity of Queens are being celebrated in events taking place around the borough this weekend.

At Citi Field, Circo Hermanos Vazquez is in residence until Dec. 4. The circus, whose roots can be traced to a Mexican ranch in the early 20th century, is a decidedly international affair. Master of ceremonies Arturo Figueroa, who hails from Mexico, presides over a troupe of performers that includes Grupo Bingo, a Ukrainian cast of acrobats, dancers and monocycle riders; Mexican juggler Luva Vazquez; Pompeyo, dog trainers from Colombia; Los Cayuga, three high-energy clowns from Chile; and Klaus-Dieter, a German who gets his horses to do amazing things. Shows this weekend are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$60. For more information, call (877) 829-7839 or go to www.circovazquez.com.

The Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave., Astoria) is presenting the 14th edition of the New York Korean Film Festival. This year’s films focus on the family as mothers, fathers, children and grandparents struggle to survive such events as the zombie apocalypse, law school exams, ambitious aristocrats and secret societies. South Korea’s 2016 Oscar submission (“The Age of Shadows”) and several American premieres will offer a window into what’s happening now in one of the world’s most dynamic national cinemas. Tickets $12, $7 for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels, free for Silver Screen members and above. To find out more, call (718) 777-6888 or go to movingimage.us.

Diwali, or Deepavali, comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “row of lights.” For its second annual Diwali Festival on Saturday, Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing) will hold a celebration featuring workshops, traditional foods and family-friendly activities. Master musicians and dancers from India, Bangladesh, Guyana and Suriname will join forces to celebrate Diwali with regional music and dance from each country. Those attending this 3-hour celebration can also experience henna painting, a dance workshop and installations of traditional South Asian dress. Admission is $20, $15 for Flushing Town Hall members, $10 for students and children. For more information, call (718) 463-7700 x222 or go to flushingtownhall.org

Posted 4:15 pm, November 11, 2016
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richard Devereaux from Kew Gardens Hills, NY says:
Please advise weekly events in and around my neighborhood, e.g. memberships in churches, historical Societies, senior clubs and associations. Am interested in joining any groups for over 50. Richard Devereaux
Nov. 14, 2016, 3:24 pm

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