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When the sun goes down Saturday night, catch the outdoor screening of "Finding Dory" at Rosemary's Playground on Woodward Avenue in Ridgewood.
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Film

Movie Night Across from Golden Pond: A Bugs Life — A bumbling ant recruits a band of insect circus performers to save his colony from an army of greedy grasshoppers.

When: Friday, Aug. 11, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Crocheron Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-4793

Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory — Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Rosemary’s Playground

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Arts Culture Fun: Sully — Biopic of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger depicts his emergency landing on the Hudson River in Jan. 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented feat, he must endure the weight of sudden fame and second-guessing by investigators.

When: Saturday Aug. 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Al Oerter Recreation Center

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 353-7853

Movie Under the Stars: Zootopia — When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case.

When: Monday, Aug. 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 235-4100

Outdoor Cinema: Romance Cigarettes USA — Actor extraordinaire John Turturro directs a down-and-dirty (leave the kids at home) musical love-hate story. James Gandolfini stars as Nick Murder, a Queens construction worker and family man, who lusts after an oversexed lingerie clerk (Kate Winslet) as his seething wife (Susan Sarandon) goes on the warpath, enlisting the aid of her Elvis-wannabe cousin (Christopher Walken). Steve Buscemi plays his best friend – with hilarious cameos by Mary-Louise Parker, Aida Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Eddie Izzard, and Elaine Stritch.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Events

Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival — This annual festival features two exciting days of dragon boat races, live music, dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, a food court, and more for the entire family.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: (718) 767-1776

Cost: Free

Wildflower Seed Balls — Use our locally-produced compost to create native wildflower seed balls. Take home your seed ball to introduce native wildflowers to your neighborhood.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden

Cost: Free for members; $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students with ID; $2 for children

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Saturday Sculpture Workshop — Using traditional tie-dyeing techniques and letter and number stencils, participants will create their own super hero T-shirt. With unique symbols, words, and abstract colorful designs, participants can wrap, tie, twist, and compost a super hero message emblem on helping their community and uniting the world.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Long Island Car Show and Swap Meet — Stop by the Belmont Racetrack to check out hundreds of custom and collectible cars from vintage to exotics. Vendors will be selling automobile parts, accessories and literature and cars will be for sale.

When: Sunday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Belmont Racetrack

Contact: (631) 567-5898

Cost: $9, free for children 12 and under

Music

Louis Panacciulli and the Nassau Pops: Louis Panacciulli and the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra will perform an outdoor concert of the best in popular and light classical music.

When: Friday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m.

Where: Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow

Cost: Free

Contact: (516) 565-0646

Website: www.nassaupops.com

Dance at Socrates — Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, Socrates partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Lady and the Vamps — Cover Lady and the Vamps will be performing rock and pop hits. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in Partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks.

When: Sunday, Aug. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham — Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance.

When: Thursday, Aug. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard in Alley Pond Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-4793

2017 Waterfront Concert Series: A Decade of Soul Motown Hits — The 2017 Waterfront Concert Series continues with A Decade of Soul and the greatest Motown hits that will make you want to get up and dance.

When: Thursday, Aug. 17, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Where: Astoria Park

Cost: Free Contact: (718) 728-7820

Kids and Family

Phineas The Clown — Phineas is an award-winning clown and juggler. He has been trained by members of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, world juggling champion Tony Duncan, and the NY Goofs under the direction of former dean of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Dick Monday. He currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he’ll juggle next.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12 , at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

Contact: (718) 788-2676

Cost: Free

Storytime Craft — Bring your little nature lovers for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden

Cost: Free for members; $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students with ID; $2 for children

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Astronomy Night — One of the longest-running astronomy programs in the city, now in its 20th year, will be led by seasoned professor/­astronomer Mark Freilich. Each program features an indoor question-and-answer session on basic astronomy, followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Limited to 20 participants ages 9 and up, including adults. Rain date is June 3.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

The Amazing Captain Faust — Come see Captain Faust’s slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

When: Sunday, Aug. 13 , at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Carousel

Contact: (718) 768-2676

Community Day — Enjoy an evening of music, games, inflatables, face painting, and much more.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Highland Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 235-4100

Posted 12:00 am, August 11, 2017
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