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Film

My Neighbor Totoro — Featuring the voices of Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning, director Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved film, “My Neighbor Totoro,” is about two sisters who move to a new country home, and discover a family of totoros, gentle but powerful creatures seen only by children. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

When: Friday, Feb. 23, Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Ayla — A man haunted by the mysterious death of his 4-year-old sister brings her back to life 30 years later as an adult woman, with dire consequences.

When: Friday, Feb. 23, 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

Wuthering Heights — A story about the tragic forbidden love between Cathy, the daughter from a wealthy family, and Heathcliff, whom she had first met as a brooding orphan brought to their home and forced to work as a stable boy.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Gone with the Wind — A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25, 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

Purim Carnival — Celebrate the Purim holiday and enjoy carnival fun with inflatables, games, arts and crafts, face painting and an exciting magic performance. Every child will receive a fun prize

When: Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Central Queens Y

Cost: Free for adults; $5 per child over 2 years old; $15 family maximum

Contact: (718) 268-5011 ext. 102

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.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Eric Alexander Quartet — Imposing improviser Eric Alexander performs with his mentor, veteran pianist Harold Mabern, and is joined by John Webber on the bass and Joe Farnworth on drums.

When: Friday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7770 x222

Charcuterie Masters — The best of the best charcuterie artisans from the U.S. and Canada will compete for top honors at the third annual Charcuterie Masters. Attendees will have the chance to taste more than 60 kinds of charcuterie and meet the charcutiers. Pairings will include beer, wine and spirits.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: Free for members and students; $5 suggested donation

Contact: (718) 463-7770 x222

Stargazing Club: The Night Sky — Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. The Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Fort Totten Visitor’s Center

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Go-Bot Races — Children will explore their inner scientist with this fun-filled, hands-on experimenting class. They will be challenged to form a hypothesis based on the materials of the day, then draw conclusions based on their experiments. Limited to 12 participants ages 7-10.

When: Friday, Feb. 23, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center

Cost: $24

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Posted 12:00 am, February 23, 2018
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