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"Taiwan: A World of Orchids" opens Friday for three days at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing.
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Film

Movie Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast — Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

When: Friday, Aug. 18, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Juniper Valley Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Outdoor Movie: 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: Friday, Aug. 18, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Hunter’s Point South Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (917) 282-4123

Movie Under the Stars: Moana — A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Rosemary’s Playground

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

2017 Movies On The Waterfront Series: Titanic — A 17-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

When: Monday, Aug. 21, from 8:15 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Where: Highland Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 235-4100

Movie Under the Stars: Sing — A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of other musically inclined animals.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Events

Caribbean Carnival — Join a celebration of various cultures, arts, and history of Rockaway and traditions through a display of festivities and grand carnival. There will be entertainment. The parade will start on Mott Avenue and Beach 20th Street and continue to Seagirt Boulevard, ending at Beach 17th Street performance stage in O’Donohue Park.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Contact: (718) 327-7017

Cost: Free

Taiwan: A World of Orchids — Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a day filled with art and culture, in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 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 — While learning about the local water quality and history of New York City’s waterfronts, you will experiment with creating your own floatable sculptures equipped with wind-up propellers, sails, and other methods to make them move. You’ll test our boats in a kiddie pool before a group launch at nearby Socrates Sculpture Park Beach.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Music

The Four Seasons — The Queensboro Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous work, “The Four Seasons,” in its entirety. This set of programmatic violin concertos will feature violinist EunMoo Heo . No tickets are necessary, but a free-will offering will graciously be accepted.

When: Sunday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Ann’s Church, Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: Qbsymphony@gmail.com

Samuel Torres Sextet — The group consists of Alex Norris (trumpet), Tom Guarna (guitar), Silvano Monasterios (piano), Ruben Rodriguez (bass), Pablo Bencid (drums) and Samuel Torres (percussion and compositions).

When: Friday, Aug. 18 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, Elmhurst

Contact: (347) 808-0518

Cost: $12, free for children 12 and under

RebolĂș — Ronald Polo (vocalist, composer, gaitero) and Morris Cañate (master folkloric percussionist) join their talents to lead an ensemble rich with musical traditions of their ancestors, the afro-descendants of Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, Elmhurst

Contact: (347) 808-0518

Cost: $12, free for children 12 and under

Jazz Jam — The weekly jam session offers local musicians a chance to play and create music in a collective and harmonious way.

When: Sunday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, Elmhurst

Contact: (347) 808-0518

Cost: $7, free for children 12 and under

Kids and Family

Young Chefs: Healthy Cauliflower Rice and Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Cones — As the cauliflower rice is cooking, the chefs will also create a tasty summertime dessert. All materials are included. Limited to eight participants ages 8-12.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

Cost: $24

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Cido The Clown — Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19 , at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Carousel

Contact: (718) 768-2676

The Great Miguelino — Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

When: Sunday, Aug. 20 , at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

Contact: (718) 788-2676

Cost: Free

Learn to Ride: Kids — Learn to Ride: Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With a safe, easy, effective training method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Ehrenreich-Austin Playground

Cost: Free

Contact: (212) 870-2080

Family Day — Join NYC Parks and Council Member I. Daneek Miller for an afternoon of games, face painting, crafts, health screenings, and more.

When: Saturday, Aug. 19, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Wayanda Park

Cost: Free

Updated 6:28 am, August 18, 2017
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