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Film

Man Facing Southeast — A Buenos Aires mental hospital is thrown into an uproar when a mysterious male patient appears out of nowhere. As the psychiatrists grill the stranger, he sticks to a story that suggests his origins are far from earthly.

When: Friday, March 31 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

A Quiet Passion — In the latest masterwork from acclaimed British director Terence Davies, Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson, embodying the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death.

When: Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $20

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

The Night of Counting the Years — This under-seen Egyptian classic, set in 1881 on the eve of British colonial rule, is based on a true story: An Upper Egyptian clan had been robbing mummies and selling the artifacts on the black market. The film casts this story in terms of the search for an authentic, lost Egyptian national identity, but the conflict between city and country suggests unresolved questions, making it an ambiguous, unsettling reflection on the price of identity.

When: Saturday, April 1 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

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment — When black college students Vivian Malone and James Hood prepared to enroll at the all-white University of Alabama in June 1963, Governor George Wallace defied a federal court order and vowed to block the enrollment. Director Robert Drew captures Wallace self-righteously clinging to the futility of segregation, while a flurry of phone calls between JFK, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach reveal a coordinated plan to defeat Wallace.

When: Saturday, April 1 at 5 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Journey into Light — John Barrows, a New England clergyman, loses his faith when his alcoholic wife commits suicide. Despondent, he moves to Los Angeles, where he begins drinking heavily—ending up on skid row and eventually in the drunk tank. However, a mission preacher and his blind daughter decide to save him.

When: Saturday, April 1 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

A Letter to Elia & Lady by the Sea: The Statue of Liberty — Director Martin Scorsese’s film is about being exposed to the right movies at the right moment in your adolescent life, when you are wide open and ready to connect, to be spurred on by the work up there on the screen, and then, maybe, to chart a course toward making your own movies.

When: Sunday, April 2 at 1 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, April 1 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

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

Piano Masters Two NEA Jazz Master pianists Toshiko Akiyoshi and Barry Harris perform together in a piano duo of classic jazz standards and original arrangements riffing, complementing and answering each other in melodic and harmonious responses.

When: Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $42, $32 for members; $20 for students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Three Centuries of Music for the French Horn A recital featuring the French Horn in music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

When: Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Alex Conde: Flamenco Jazz — Alex Conde is a vibrant and visionary jazz and flamenco pianist, composer and music educator. Performing with Conde will be Barbara Martinez (cantaora), Marina Elana (bailaora) and Andreas Arnold (guitar)

When: Friday, March 31 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

Monthly Jazz Jam: Held on the first Wednesday of every month. Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome regardless of instrument. Don’t play? Come listen.

When: Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $10 (free for members, students, and jamming musicians)

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

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, April 1 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

Toddler Tales: A Color of His Own — Find out how chameleon’s new friend cheers him up and meet a love lizard. Listen to a nature related story chosen especially for nature lovers. Create crafts, meet some animals and enjoy a nature walk. Limited to eight participants ages 3-4 and one adult per child.

When: Saturday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $21

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Little Naturalist Storytime: Feathers for Lunch — Come enter the wonderful world of nature. There will be a reading of an enchanting book about different animal friends. Class will include a story, time with animals, a craft and a nature walk. Limited to 12 participants. Limited to 12 participants ages 5-6.

When: Saturday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $21

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

F

Children’s Carnival — Visit the Queens County Farm Museum for two weekends of kids’ carnivals in the apple orchard. The event features carnival rides, midway games, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo and tours of the farm house. There will also be free face painting, and balloons for children. The carnival is recommended for children ages 4-12.

When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday April 1; Sunday April 2; Saturday, April 8; Sunday, April 9

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 347-FARM

Website: www.queensfarm.org

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, April 1 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, April 4 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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