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Film

Movies Under the Stars: Kong Skull Island — This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

When: Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Sorrentino Recreation Center

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Close Relations (Rodnye) — In this follow-up to his award-winning documentary Under the Sun, filmmaker Vitaly Mansky examines Ukrainian society amidst the 2014 national election, a period rife with political chaos and growing uncertainty over national identity and integration.

When: Friday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1:30 p.m. and 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

Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story — This look at the contributions of Jim Henson and his early Sesame Street collaborators (including Frank Oz, Fran Brill, and Caroll Spinney) shows what made the Muppets such an integral part of the beloved show. This program is packed with rare clips from TV specials, guest appearances on talk and variety shows, and much more.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24, 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

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

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Noonan Playground

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Events

Get Your Zen On! — Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead this one-hour yoga experience. This adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced adult students. Atendees are asked to bring their own mat, towel and water bottle. Limited to eight participants.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, 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

Tween/Teen Yoga — Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class, which mixes traditional poses with parter work, breath/body awareness and stength builders. Participants are asked to bring a towel and water. Mats will be provided. Limited to eight participants ages 8-14.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m.

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

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Queens County Fair — Don’t miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children’s entertainment.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Queens County Farm Museum

Contact: (718) 347-3276

Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under

Making an Indoor Worm Bin — In this hands-on workshop, the NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to set up an indoor worm bin, and go over basic worm care. Participants are welcome to bring their own container, and we’ll provide the tools to transform it into a worm habitat. To do this, you’ll need to bring your own plastic storage container with lid (at least three gallons). Registration is required at indoorwormbin.eventbrite.com.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Cost: $6; free for members

Ridgewood Seneca/Catalpa Avenue Stroll — Join the Myrtle Avenue BID and NYC Dept. of Transportation for an afternoon of free food, a beer tasting, music, dance, fun for the kids and more. Visit www.ridgewood-ny.comfor more details.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Seneca Avenue between Myrtle Street and Cornelia Street

Contact: (718) 381-7974

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.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Carousel

Contact: (718) 768-2676

Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club Luncheon — Join the Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club for their luncheon. Wayne Soderlund will entertain and Cathi Sudler will deliver an inspirational message.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 12:15 p.m. (RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 27)

Where: Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, Roslyn

Contact: (516) 248-9726

Cost: $28

Music

Jose Conde Eclectric & Ola Fresca — Featuring original tropical Latin roots dance music with Cuban rythyms that explore the crosscurrents of son, salsa, timba, funk, rock, afrobeat, Hatian compas and more. Jose Conde Eclectric and his Cuban salsa band Ola Fresca take you on a dance-inspiring musical journey from Miami to New York to Havana and back

When: Friday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

End of Summer Jam with Devin Garcia — Join longtime Socrates Sculpture Park teaching artist and education manager Devin Garcia to create wild and whimsical musical instruments from everyday objects and participate in an improvised concert right inside our education area.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Jazz Jam with John Benetiz Trio — The weekly jam session will be opened by the John Benitez Trio. Other musicians are welcome to perform.

When: Sunday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst

Cost: $7, free for children 12 and under

Contact: (718) 803-9602

Website: www.terraza7.com

Florence Price: Classical Music Revolutionary — The Orchestra of St. Luke’s presents a free chamber concert focusing on trailblazing composer Florence Price, who was the first black female composer to have a work premiered by a major American orchestra. Her story will be brought to life with dramatic monologues that are performed alongside her music. Bring a contribution of canned goods for a local food drive.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Updated 12:42 pm, October 16, 2017
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