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To mark the 100th anniversary of the famed bridge, it’s the Hellgate 5K Run for Fun, starting Saturday morning at 7:15 at Shore Boulevard and Astoria Park South
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Film

Jaws — The summer movie that started it all, this improbable, against-all-odds blockbuster about a Maine vacation spot terrorized by a great white shark, showed that director Steven Spielberg was a force to be reckoned with. Not only did he compose a technical masterpiece of Hitchcockian suspense by ingeniously working around an unwieldy rubber shark, he created an exhilarating film of existential horror that kept millions away from the beach.

When: Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Follow that Bird — Featuring a cast of Sesame Street regulars as well as a star-studded array of cameo guests, including Chevy Chase, John Candy, and Waylon Jennings, the movie follows Big Bird’s journey back to Sesame Street after a well-intentioned social worker places him within a family of birds, far away from his friends.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

War of the Worlds — Loosely based on H.G. Wells’ science fiction classic, and heavily steeped in Spielbergian family values, War of the Worlds stars Tom Cruise as a divorced dock worker whose weekend visit with his children becomes a fight for their lives when Earth is invaded by alien fighting machines.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Events

Hellgate 5K Run — Take part in the Hellgate 5K run Saturday morning.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 7:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South

Queens Bocce Tournament — Join NYC Parks for the annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the citywide championship. The tournament is open to ages 18 and older. Register individually or as a group online at queensbocce2017.eventbrite.com. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on Sept. 17 in Staten Island.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Juniper Valley Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

Capoeira for Beginners — Led by certified instructor Camaleao from Capoeira Nago Queens, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Learn to Ride — Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event. Show your kids, ages five and older how to ride a two-wheeler. Pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Jackson Pond Playground

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Saturday Sculpture Workshop — Join Noguchi Museum educator Harumi Ori for a clay workshop and consider the possibilities and limitations of sculpting with clay. Find natural materials at Socrates and embrace the earth while creating a entirely organic sculpture.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

The Magic of Rogue — As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Carousel

Contact: (718) 768-2676

Nature Scavenger Hunt — Join the rangers as they introduce you to the hidden nine-acre neighborhood green space at Captain Tilly Park.

When: Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Where: Captain Tilly Park

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Bonkerz the Clown — This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and perform some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

When: Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

Contact: (718) 788-2676

Cost: Free

Music

Marko Churnchetz “Ruthenia” Quartet — Performers include Tom Guarna (guitar), Miles Sloniker (bass), Rudy Royston (drums) and Marko Churnchetz (piano and compositions)

When: Friday, Sept. 8, at 9 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, Elmhurst

Contact: (347) 808-0518

Cost: $12, free for children 12 and under

Enchanted Formosa — Presented in collaboration with Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, Enchanted Formosa chronicles over 100 years of Taiwanese history, from the Qing imperial era to the Japanese colonial decades, and to the current republic. With songes from indigenous tribes, Hoklo groups, and Hakka villages, sing-songwriter Yu_Wei Hsieh and the band brings a spectacular concert that combines folk, pop and alt-rock.

When: Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost:Free

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Full Moon Drumming Workshop — Celebrate the full moon with a drum circle in the garden with master drummers from Puerto Rico. Limited to 20 participants, from beginners to professionals.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $25; $20 for members

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Posted 12:00 am, September 8, 2017
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