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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

A Duke Named Ellington — A Duke Named Ellington shows that not only was Ellington a protagonist in the historical development of American music, but that he was crucial in the elevation of jazz from the level of folklore to the realm of music that lives far beyond its time and place.

When: Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Kedi — For thousands of years, cats have roamed freely around the city of Istanbul. Ever visible in the densely populous metropolis, they wander in and out of people’s lives. They belong to everyone and no one, neither fully wild nor tame. This beguiling documentary follows felines that live in sync with the citizens of Istanbul while also pursuing enigmatic journeys of their own.

When: Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 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

Miss Piggy: A Sow is Born — This program highlights Miss Piggy’s evolution from chorus pig to superstar, her memorable performances with show business legends, and her enduring relationship with her “magnificent obsession,” Kermit the Frog. The program will include clips from The Muppet Show, Muppet films, television specials, and rare guest appearances.

When: Sunday, April 30 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

Climate Change Information Workshop — This public workshop on climate change will be led by APEC board member Bill Nieter. Adults and teens are welcome.

When: Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Cost: Free

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 29 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

Joe Michael’s Mile Walk and Plastic Free Share-A-Brunch — Hike along the Joe Michael’s Trail along the Cross Island Parkway and beautiful Little Neck Bay. The walk will be led by APEC member Joe Varon. Upon returning to the center, there will be a light, environmentally friendly brunch in the picnic area.

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

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

Cost: Free

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 representatives 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

Afro-Colombian Music from the Pacific Coast Herencia de Timbiqui preserves the traditional currulao music of enslaved Africans brought to Colombia while infusing it with jazz and funk.

When: Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

QJOG 2017 Spring Jazz Fest The Queens Jazz OverGround, a collective that promotes jazz performance and education, presents their annual Jazz Fest, a free, day-long series of jazz workshops and performances.

When: Sunday, April 30 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Heroic Beethoven The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra will return to Mary’s Nativity Church to perform Beethoven’s celebrated Symphony No. 3, the “Eroica.” This dynamic program also features clarinetist Kitty Chan in Rossini’s Theme & Variations and will include “Spring Breeze” by NYC film composer Hyoung-Bin Kim. The orchestra will be led by QbSO’s Assistant Conductor Alex Yu.

When: Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Where: Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Website: www.queensborosymphony.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 29 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

Think Tank: It’s Explosive — Children will explore their inner scientist with this fun filled hands-on experimenting class. Limited to eight participants ages 7-9.

When: Saturday, April 29 at 1:30 p.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 29 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, May 2 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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