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It’s not every day that Jay-Z performs in Queens but he will be here Friday night at Citi Field Friday night for the Meadows festival, the first of three nights of music that includes Nas and M.I.A.
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Film

The Big Red One: The Reconstruction — Drawn from his own experiences fighting in the First Infantry Division in World War II, The Big Red One was director Sam Fuller’s most personal and ambitious movie. This epic follows a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they attempt to survive World War II.

When: Friday, Sept. 15, 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

Movies Under the Stars: Power Rangers — Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

When: Friday, Sept. 15, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Grover Cleveland Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Sesame Street: The Parodies — A rollicking compendium of some of the most memorable music, movie, and TV show parodies from Sesame Street. From classics like “Born to Add” to the more recent “Upside Downton Abbey” and Cookie Monster’s “Crumby Pictures,” the creative team at Sesame Workshop has poked fun at pop culture since 1969 and is still going strong.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 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

Movies 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 such musically-inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant, and a punk porcupine.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Elmhurst Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Fixed Bayonets! — Pitched as a “straight from the headlines” quasi-documentary, Fixed Bayonets! tells the story of an American platoon entangled in a retreat of United Nations forces across North Korea.

When: Sunday, Sept. 17, 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

Bobbi Jene — After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith decides to leave her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, and the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary-breaking art.

When: Monday, Sept. 18, 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

Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

When: Thursday, Sept. 21, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Rainey Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Events

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, Sept. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Cost: Free with Garden Admission

Poseidon’s Parade — Poseidon’s Parade is a family-friendly celebration of people participating, wearing costumes, making floats, and displaying art while celebrating the boardwalk and Rockaway community. The parade will start from Beach 105th Street Island and advance to Beach 94th Street Plaza.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Beach 105th Street

Contact: (718) 318-4000

Cost: Free

Saturday Sculpture Workshop — Collaborate with the artists of the Free Style Arts Association to create artistic pathways over the rolling fields of Socrates Sculpture Park, similar to the style of medieval meditation mazes. Using bundles of colored rope, you’ll be able to create your own unique patterns, link to others, and then walk the maze in reflection.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Contortionist Jared — Jared Rydelek is not your ordinary kind of talent. His comedic shows are packed with amazing, real, and strange stunts that push the body’s natural limits. His skills include: contortion, fire-eating, fire-breathing, sword-swallowing, broken glass-walking, escape artistry and everything else that your parents told you never to try at home.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Carousel

Contact: (718) 768-2676

Catskills Comes to Queens — The event brings together an All-Star roster of NYC chefs to serve up creative dishes made with ingredients sourced from various farms in the Catskills.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $60; $100 VIP package (20 percent discount for members)

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Antique Motorcycle Show — This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides, and food will provide fun for the entire family.

When: Sunday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Queens County Farm Museum

Contact: (718) 347-3276

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.

When: Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

Contact: (718) 788-2676

Cost: Free

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York Presents Festival del Huapango — The Huapango is one of the most beautiful expressions of Mexico, 100 percent mestizo culture with qualities worthy of the world’s most elaborated traditional music. The Huapango Festival is Mexico’s second most important music, song, and dance event after the Guelaguetza.

When: Sunday, Sept. 17, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Music

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival — Friday performers include Jay-Z, Run the Jewels, Migos, Two Door Cinema Club, Milky Chance, 21 Savage, Joey Bada$$, Tegan and Sara, Blood Orange, Sky Ferreira, Marian Hill, Big Wild, Lizzo, Leon, Circa Waves, Jordan Bratton, Los Colognes, Slaptop, and Dylan St. John. Saturday performers include Gorillaz, Future, Erykah Badu, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, M.I.A., Big Gigantic, TV on the Radio, De La Soul, Big Boi, Tory Lanez, Flatbush Zombies, A-Trak, BadBadNotGood, Antibalas, Swet SHop Boys, Jacob Banks, Youngr, Public Access T.V., Dams of the West, Mike Floss. Sunday performers include Red Hot Chili Peppers, NAS, Bassnectar, Weezer, Foster the People, Action bronson, Broken Social Scene, Ghostface Killah, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, SLeigh Bells, Lido, GTA, Broods, Wild Belle, Kamaiyah, CRX, Fantastic Negrito, Flor, Dreamers, and Arkells.

When: Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17

Where: Citi Field

Contact: (347) 808-0518

Cost: Prices vary

Stillness in Queens — A collaboration between musician/composer JunYi Chow, flutist Seungmin Chan, and video artist Karen Y. Chan, Stillness in Queens is an experimental video and sound art performance exploring the beauty and quietude of everyday life in Queens. Come and experience the borough in a new way with an evening of stillness, by engaging in this multi-dimensional dialogue between video and sound.

When: Friday, Sept. 15, a t8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Updated 1:24 pm, September 15, 2017
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