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Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Quintet — an original mash-up of Columbian and salsa music — performs Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall. And it’s free.
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Film

Moana — Moana sets sail across the Pacific Ocean in search of the legendary demi-god, Maui, in the hope of saving her people and their home. During their adventure across the ocean, Moana faces monsters and learns to be a wayfinder like her Polynesian ancestors.

When: April 14-17 at 12:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15, $7 for children ages 3-17

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

I am Not Your Negro — This documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter, questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

When: Friday, April 14 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

Kundun — Musical in structure, and supported by a vibrant score by Philip Glass that reverberates with low Tibetan horns, this dreamlike, sensual study of the early life of the Dalai Lama takes place far from director Martin Scorsese’s typical urban milieu. Lush gold and maroon hues fill the screen, in beautiful images captured by cinematographer Roger Deakins.

When: Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m.

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

Cost: $20

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

Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner Great Small Works presents an evening of developing puppetry as part of its long-running Spaghetti Dinner series that showcases new work that responds to current trends. Featuring puppets, msuic and pasta, the dinner will feed you with food, art and idea. For adult audiences only.

When: Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Novel Nights — The group meets on the third Wednesday of every month to casually discuss books over light refreshments. Please pre-register to receive the book selection of the month. The program is for adults only.

When: Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

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

2017 Green Gala — Join APEC as it honors the people who work to keep our world green and to help celebrate APEC’s 40-plus years of environmental education and advocacy.

When: Thursday, April 20 at 6 pm.

Where: Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing

Cost: $150 per person

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Music

Inaugural Season Preview - The artists of Queens Opera Theatre present an evening of highlights from opera and musical theater’s most beloved shows. This program will be the official kick-off performance of this new company.

When: Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Quintet — The quintet will perform its repertoire from its latest “El Barrio Project,” a cross-cultural meeting of salsa and Colombian rhythms.

When: Monday, April 17 at 8 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, April 15 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

Young Chefs - Croque Monsieur — Some believe the first Croque Monsieur was simply a hot ham and cheese sandwich which was fired in butter. Others believe it was an accidental creation. Learn how to make the delicious meal. All materials included. The program is for children ages 8-12. Pre-registration is required.

When: Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Cost: $24

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, April 15 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 18 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

Posted 12:00 am, April 14, 2017
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