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Film

Point Blank — Point Blank is a hard-boiled crime film via 1960s mod flash.

When: Friday, May 12, 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

The Stepfather— The story of a family man with a dark secret.

When: Saturday, May 13, 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 Erlprince — A dark, science-fiction fairy tale plays out in a rush of moody, mind-scrambling images in this dizzyingly ambitious coming-of-age psychodrama.

When: Saturday, May 13, at 4 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Cops and Robbers — The film is most interesting for its depiction of early ‘70s New York and the sense that things were starting to go off the rails—especially from the perspective of two cops who decide that if everyone else is stealing, why shouldn’t they?

When: Sunday, May 14, 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

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 13, 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

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon — Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

When: Saturday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

Cost: Free with Garden admission; $6 for adults; $4 for senior and students with school ID; $2 for children ages 4-12; free for children 3 and under.

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Website: www.queensbotanical.org

Mother’s Day Nature Facials — Spend quality time with your mother and enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of nature. This natural facials class, for mother and child, will liberate your skin’s potential and restore balance where needed. With tranquil music and scented candles creating a relaxing atmosphere, mothers, and children will combine natural products such as mint, honey, cucumbers, bananas, crushed oats and egg whites to cleanse and soften their skin. Remember to wear comfortable clothes. A healthy snack and beverage will be included.

When: Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Free Electronics Recycling Event — Bring your working and non-working electronics to one of the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s spring e-waste collection events. Materials accepted include working and non-working computers, TVs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, audio/visual equipment, as well as cell phones and video games.

When: Saturday, May, 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Brookville Blvd and 144th Ave., Rosedale

Cost: Free

Contact: (212) 477-4022

Website: www.lesecologycenter.org

Spring Scavenger Hunt — Stop by for a fun-filled day of obstacle courses, music, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and more. Sponsored by Council Member Donovan J. Richards.

When: Saturday, May 13, at 12 p.m.

Where: Brookville Playground in Brookville Park, 14310 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

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

Chano Domínguez — Chano Domínguez is one of the most celebrated of jazz pianists and composers. His singular work is defined by his flamenco origins.

When: Friday, May 12, at 9 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St.

Cost: $15 cover charge for mezzanine, $5 for the first floor, free for children 12 and under

Contact: (347) 808-0518

Website: www.terraza7.com

From My Mother’s Mother — Celebrate Mother’s Day with a chamber opera about a Korean tradition where Korean women, post-birth, are given seaweed soup which is prepared by their own mother, and believed to assist in recovery. This story, composed by Jeeyoung Kim, deals with love and reconciliation through one mother providing something to help her daughter, only to face rejection. Perofrmance in Korean with English subtitles.

When: Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $10, free for members, students and mothers

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, May 13, 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

Mothers Day Brunch in the Garden — Treat mom to a delicious farm-to-table brunch at Queens Botanical Garden. Brunch features a menu by Bartleby & Sage Catering. Guests will enjoy freshly made hot dishes from an Italian Market menu, muffins, scones, fair-trade coffees, teas, and more. It includes one complimentary glass of wine for adults and organic milk and apple juice for children. There will be a cash bar for sodas and alcoholic beverages.

When: Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

Cost: $50 per adult members, $28 per child members; $55 per adult, $30 per child

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Website: www.queensbotanical.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, May 13 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 16 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 6:23 am, May 12, 2017
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