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Film

Rollerball — This thoroughly ‘70s dystopian yarn posits a corporate-controlled future in which the world’s most popular sport is a roller derby death match invoking the unholiest elements of gridiron, hockey—even pinball—and anticipating the blood lust fandom of extreme fighting.

When: Friday, May 26, 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

Finding Dory — Join NYC Parks, Council Member Costa Constantinides, and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to see amnesiac blue tang Dory search for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin.

When: Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Gorman Playground, East Elmhurst

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Misery — Adapted from the Stephen King novel, James Caan plays Paul Sheldon, a famous author rescued from a snowy car crash by shut-in superfan Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates). As his protracted convalescence finally nears an end, Wilkes becomes increasingly, and sadistically, unwilling to let him go.

When: Saturday, May 27, at 4:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

The Muppets at Walt Disney World — Start your summer vacation with “The Muppets at Walt Disney World.” The Muppets storm the gate at the Walt Disney World Resort and security guard Charles Grodin is hot on the chase.

When: Sunday, May 28, 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

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 27, 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

Pet Adoption — ACC’s Mobile Adoption Center will be at Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes! Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar and a certificate for a free initial exam by a participating veterinarian.

When: Sunday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 92-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Contact: (212) 788-4000

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate) — On the nature hike, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced walks on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes or boots, and pack water and a light snack.

When: Saturday, May 27, at 1 p.m.

Where: Forest Park, Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South, Woodhaven

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Fitness Walk — Go on a self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

When: Tuesday, May 30, at 9 a.m.; Thursday, June 1, at 9 a.m.

Where: Fort Totten Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-4793

Flushing Camera Club — The free program features “How I Got That Shot (William Lopez)” and “Critiquing New Club Member Photos.”

When: Wednesday, May 31, at 7:15 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Website: www.flushingcameraclub.org

Music

Music in the Garden Chai Found Music Workshop — Queens Botanical Garden is proud to welcome the Chai Found Music Workshop to kick off the 2017 Music in the Garden series.

When: Saturday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Cost: Free with garden admission; $6 Adult; $4 Seniors; $4 Students with ID; $2 Children (ages 4 to 12); FREE for children ages 3 and under

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Website: www.queensbotanical.org

Carnegies Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts: Le Vent du Nord — Le Vent du Nord offers full-blooded perfromances of boisterous French-Canadian and Celctic dance tunes, traditional songs, and original compositions. Catchy vocals and spirited contributions from fiddle, accordion, and hurdy-gurdy define the sound that makes Le Vent du Nord an audience favorite.

When: Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free with online reservations

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Hip Pickles — Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the worlds most exciting and interactive drum band.

When: Thursday, June 1, at 6 p.m.

Where: Forest Park, 79th Steet and Park Lane South, Woodhaven

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 235-4100

Kids and Family

Animal Care Trainee — This program teaches children about the unique job of an animal caretaker. From wildlife to pets, all animals have needs that must be cared for. Participants will learn about the needs of APEC’s animals. Limited to eight participants ages 8-12.

When: Saturday, May 27, at 9 a.m.

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

Cost: $23

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Taiwanese Hand Puppet-Making Workshop — In this family-friendly workshop, puppeteer Wang Da Chung will introduce children to the art of Taiwanese puppetry, with an explanation of the characters and demonstration of techniques on how to manipulate movements. Children get to decorate their own Taiwanese hand puppet to take home.

When: Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Cost: $6 for adults; $4 for seniors (62 and older); $4 for students; $2 for children 4-12; free for members and children 3 and under

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Website: www.queensbotanical.org

Basic Canoeing — Trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

When: Sunday, May 28 at 1 p.m.

Where: Oakland Lake - 46th Avenue and Cloverdale Boulevard

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Posted 12:00 am, May 26, 2017
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