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“Gangs of New York” screens at the Museum of the Moving Image Saturday and Sunday.
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Film

The Age of Innocence — Martin Scorsese’s sumptuous cinematic rendering of Edith Wharton’s novel about the social mores of turn-of-the-century New York is one of the legendary director’s greatest accomplishments. Both a visual feast (featuring gorgeous cinematography and Oscar-winning costumes) and a profoundly moving character-driven drama of unrequited love—between Daniel Day-Lewis’ upright Newland Archer and Michelle Pfeiffer’s scandal-tinged Countess Olenska—The Age of Innocence is an overwhelming emotional experience, as rattling as any of the director’s visions of the city’s mean streets.

When: Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 19 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

Gangs of New York — As the ruthless and charismatic Bill the Butcher, Daniel Day-Lewis gives a performance for the ages in Scorsese’s magnificent adaptation of Herbert Asbury’s 1927 book about lower-Manhattan gang wars and the 1863 draft riots.

When: Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.; Sunday,March 19 at 7 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes — Brett Story’s ingenious debut is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the U.S. that are affected and defined by prisons, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.

When: Sunday, March 19 at 6:30, 4, 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

The Illinois Parables — In this mesmerizing, morally provocative work of experimental cinema, 11 parables relay histories of settlement and removal, progress and violence, messianism and resistance, all occurring somewhere in the state of Illinois.

When: Sunday, March 19 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

Long Island City Food Tour — Treat your taste buds as you eat your way through one of Queens’ most historic and vibrant neighborhoods with the Long Island City Food Tour.

When: Weekdays starting at 11 a.m.; Weekends starting at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Meet in Long Island City (exact location provided with ticket purchase).

Cost: $47.95 for children under 12; $64.95 for adults

Contact: 347-685-4415

Website: www.queensfoodtours.com

Get Your Zen On! — Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead this one-hour yoga experience. This adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced adult students. Attendees are asked to bring their own mat, towel and water bottle. Limited to eight participants.

When: Saturday, March 18, 25 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

Food Fun and Fellowship — The First Presbyterian Church of New Hyde Park will be holding its Food Fun and Fellowship.

When: Sunday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: First Presbyterian Church of New Hyde Park, 16 South 9th St., New Hyde Park

Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children

Contact: (516) 354-5013

Website: www.alleypond.com

Turkish Table with Ms. Sila — Ms. Sila, program coordinator at the Turkish Cultural Center Queens, will show how to prepare authentic Turkish dishes. Take home recipes after sharing a wonderful meal featuring the dishes made, including dessert. Limited to 15 adult participants.

When: Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $24

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Flushing Camera Club — The free program will feature a presentation led by award-winning photographer Kathy Baca entitled, “Take Another Look.” The program will also discuss bat mitzvah photography, bird and insect photography and wildlife photography.

When: Wednesday, April 19 at 7:15 p.m.

Where: Flushing Hospital MC Auditorium (fifth floor), 146-01 45th Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 539-0911

Website: www.flushingcameraclub.org

Music

Michael Thomas Sextet: Award-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger Michael Thomas has been an active member of the New York City jazz community since arriving in 2011. As a composer and arranger, Thomas has been commissioned by school and professional ensembles throughout the United States, and he current co-leads and writes for the Terraza 7 Big Band based in Queens, in addition to his own quintet and trio.

When: Friday, March 17 at 9 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst

Cost: $10, free for children 12 and under

Contact: (718) 803-9602

Website: www.terraza7.com

Treehouse Shakers’ Olive & Pearl: A Magical Story of Home: Explore your creative side with Mara McEwin of Treehouse Shakers, FTH Space Grantee. Enjoy puppet-making with household objects, story telling, and creative drama based on folktales, finger tales, and poetry of home. For ages 0-5.

When: Puppetry workshops Saturday, March 18 at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Family shows March 18 at 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $7, $4 for children, free for members with tickets for 11 a.m. or 2:15 p.m. show

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Gala Benefit Concert for Cerebral Palsy of Nassau: The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Louis Panacciulli, is pleased to announce its upcoming performance for the benefit of Cerebral Palsy of Nassau. This concert features Linda, Eder, who has appeared as “Lucy” in the Broadway musical “Jekyll & Hyde” and for sold out crowds across the country and in Europe.

When: Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Contact: (516) 299-3100

Website: www.nassaupops.com

Jazz Jam with John Benetiz Trio — The weekly jam session will be opened by the John Benitez Trio. Other musicians are welcome to perform.

When: Sunday, March 19 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst

Cost: $7, free for children 12 and under

Contact: (718) 803-9602

Website: www.terraza7.com

Josh Deutsch — Trumpeter/Composer Josh Deutsch has established himself as a versatile and unique voice in New York’s music scene.

When: Monday, March 20 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst

Cost: $10, free for children 12 and under

Contact: (718) 803-9602

Website: www.terraza7.com

Kids and Family

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, March 18, 25 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

Saturday Sing-Along — Enjoy live music and learn some new animal songs. Meet live animals featured in the songs and make an instrument to play at home. Limited to 12 participants ages 4-6. Children must be able to use the bathroom independently.

When: Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.

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

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

March 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 oudoor 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. Rain date is March 25.

When: Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

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

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Fitness

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park — Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but average between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome.

When: Saturday, March 18 at 9 a.m.

Where: Astoria Park Track, 14-28 Astoria Park South

Cost: Free

Contact: (855) 569-6977

Website: openrun.nyrr.org

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym — Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team, it’s guaranteed to be tons of fun and you’ll come back every week for more action!

When: Tuesday, March 21 at 8 p.m.

Where: Al Oerter Recreation Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Cost: A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required

Contact: (718) 353-7853

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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