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Film

King of the Belgians — This faux-documentary is a delightfully loopy comic road trip through Eastern Europe.

When: Friday, May 5 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

Variety — A woman who takes a job at a Times Square porno theater develops a fascination with the movies shown there and an obsession with a male customer, in this transgressive landmark of downtown 1980s New York indie cinema.

When: Saturday, May 6 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

For the Sake of the Children — This documentary, co-directed and -produced by Joe Fox and Marlene Shigekawa, explores the legacy of the Japanese American incarceration, including its impact—informed by a complex interplay of culture, racial prejudice, history, and intergenerational differences—on current generations, who are descendants of those imprisoned.

When: Sunday, May 7 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

The Drowning — A gripping psychological thriller based on Booker-prize winning author Pat Barker’s novel Border Crossing, The Drowning is the story of a forensic psychologist who is haunted by his expert witness testimony that sent a young boy to prison for a chilling murder. When the boy later reappears in his life, he is drawn into a destructive, soul-searching reinvestigation of the case.

When: Monday, May 8 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

Events

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, May 6 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 History Festival: Flushing’s Green Past, Present, and Future — Beautify Historic Flushing presents Flushing’s First Annual Spring History Festival, featuring local and citywide performers and vendors. Children and adults are welcome to come learn, make, eat, and experience Flushing’s unique heritage at this full-day, outdoor festival.

When: Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

Where: 143-20 37th Avenue, Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 359-0528

Spring Sheep Shearing — Stop by the Queens County Farm Museum for the annual spring celebration with shearing demonstrations throughout the afternoon. There will also be live music, kids’ crafts, hayrides, special farm tours, colonial cooking demonstrations and local food on the farm all day.

When: Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m.

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

Cost: $5

Contact: (718) 347-FARM

Website: www.queensfarm.org

Flushing Camera Club — The free program features “Compositions outside the camera (Barbara Shea)” and “Replacing Backgrounds” by award-winning photographer John Bruno.

When: Wednesday, May 17 at 7:15 p.m.

Where: Flushing Hospital MC Auditorium (5th floor), 146-01 45th Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free

Website: www.flushingcameraclub.org

Music

Global Mashup: Taiwan Meets Jamaica — Featuring Stephanie Chou, saxophonist, singer and composer whose music combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz, and Jamaican artist Owen Romeo with his group Tribal Legacy, presenting an array of Caribbean music. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam.

When: Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

My Mom, My Doll, and Me: Doll Making Workshop and Tea Party — Dress in your tea-time finery, bring your inner child and create your own doll. Award-winning children’s author, illustrator, educator and FTH Space Grantee Timothy Bellavia leads this workshop for all ages, genders and backgrounds, inspired by notable global mothers. It also includes a tea party with snacks, read aloud, book signings and a special red carpet photo-op. For ages 4 and up.

When: Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $20, $18 for members plus a $10 doll making kit

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony Orchestra The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Louis Panacciulli, will perform a concert of classical treasures and will feature world-class harmonica virtuoso, Jiayi He.

When: Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.

Where: Lynbrook High School, 9 Union Ave., Lynbrook

Cost: Free

Contact: (516)-365-6857

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, May 6 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

Beautiful Butterflies! — Learn about the amazing life cycles of butterflies with colorful photos, an engaging book and live specimens. Compare butterfly anatomy with an assortment of other insect guests. Take a nature walk looking for local butterflies that flutter through the park.

When: Saturday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Alley ECOclub: Buds and Blossoms — Come learn about the life of flowering pants from seed to sprout, tree or herb. Participants will gain botany skills by dissecting their own flower. Limited to eight participants ages 8-12.

When: Sunday, May 7 at 12:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $19

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, May 6 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 9 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 11:59 am, May 5, 2017
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