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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

Taxi Driver — Director Martin Scorsese’s dark, dyspeptic view of New York, made all the more menacing by a brassy Bernard Herrmann score, can now be seen as a love letter to the Big Apple in its seedy 1970s glory. Paul Schrader’s script, focused on the obsessed loner Travis Bickle, pays homage to The Searchers, a touchstone film for many American directors.

When: Friday, April 21 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

Goodfellas — With GoodFellas, director Martin Scorsese redefined the gangster film by humanizing it—taking the viewer inside the characters’ minds to understand their drives and fears. He masterfully uses every film technique in the book to demonstrate Henry Hill’s attraction to a life of crime, his nervous addiction, and his isolation in going straight.

When: Saturday, April 22 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

William Saroyan’s The Human Comedy and Hello Out There — A heartwarming look at family and friendship, The Human Comedy is the poignant story of high school student Homer Macauley (Mickey Rooney) and the lives he touches while delivering telegrams throughout his small California town during the troubling years of World War II.

When: Saturday, April 22 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

Mean Streets — Director Martin Scorsese’s trademarks — thugs, rock music, insomnia, kinetic editing, Keitel, and De Niro — come together in Mean Streets, his breakthrough story of a wannabe gangster (Keitel) with more conscience than is good for business.

When: Sunday, April 23 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

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

The Same but Different The process of life-casting leaves with cement will be demonstrated. Leaf sculptures in various size and stages of completion will be shown. Participants will learn to make and apply cement mortar mix. Wear appropriate clothing. Limited to 12 participants.

When: Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $15; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Wine Glass Painting — Create your own unique Earth Day inspired wine glass, hand painted by you. You will be taken step-by-step through the process and you will leave with your own masterpiece reflecting the beauty in nature. All supplies and light refreshments will be included. Limited to 20 adult participants. Pre-registration is required.

When: Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

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

Cost: $28

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

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, April 22 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

Spring Treasure Bake & Book Sale — The Church of Resurrection is hosting its Spring Treasure Bake & Book Sale. Available items include used clothing, books, household items, one of a kind items and delicious homemade baked goods. Snacks and lunch will be available.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: The Church of Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Rhcmond Hills

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: (718) 847-2649

Earth Day Family Celebration — Celebrate Earth Day at APEC. Enjoy a serene sunset nature walk through the wilds of APEC’s trails and discover springtime treasures. Then gather for fireside Native American stories and music, honoring Mother Earth and the precious balance in the natural world. Limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration is required.

When: Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m,.

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

Cost: $5

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Community Resource Fair for Senior and Persons with Disabilites — Stop by the St. Kevin Community Center and chat with sepresentatives from approximately 30 different organizations that serve senior and people of all ages with disabilities. Health information and routine screenings will be available, Interpreters for the deaf will be on hand.

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

Where: St. Kevin Community Center, 45-21 194th St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: Contact Tony LaGattuta at alagattuta@aol.com

Music

Global Mashup No.3 - Mali Meets Morocco Sylvain Leroux and Source present a danceable mix of music from Mali with a jazz inflection, and Rachid Halihal and Fez present Moroccan classical and folk music. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam.

When: Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Dan Blake, Andrew Drury & Richard Gallo Trio — Drawing from a multiplicity of experiences as improvisers, this trio — with saxophonist Dan Blake playing soprano and tenor, Andrew Drury playing drums, percussion and objects, and Ricardo Gallo on piano — comes together for a multilayered and rhythmic fueled collective spontaneous creations.

When: Thursday, April 27 at 9 p.m.

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

Cost: $10, free for children 12 and under

Contact: (347) 808-0518

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 22 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

APEC Adventure Time: Bouncing Bunnies — Bounce, hop and taste some veggies that APEC’s rabbits love to eat. Toddlers and caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature. Each class focuses on a different science theme and includes live animal guests, art projects, trail walks, stories and more. Limtied to eight participants ages 18-36 months, with one adult per child.

When: Sunday. April 23 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Cost: $18

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 22 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 25 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 22, 2017
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