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‘Passport Fridays’

Queens Museum of Art

Friday, July 9

The Queens Museum of Art, located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, will hold “Target Passport Fridays 2010: South Africa (World Cup Special Edition)” from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on July 9.

This is an annual festival that combines music, dance and film. It is free of charge and will be held at the Unisphere.

The July 9 event will feature dancing from South African Girls Abroad, music from Tuelo Minah and a screening of the documentary “Streetball.”

For more information, call 718-592-9700.

Opening Reception

Queens Museum of Art

Saturday, July 10

The Queens Museum of Art, located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, will hold an opening reception for “Haiti – A New Way of Life” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

This project is honoring architects and artists who were killed during the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

The event will include a forum discussion about Haitian artists’ work. The program will be presented in French and English.

The exhibition will be on display through August 1.

For more information, visit www.queensmuseum.org or call 718-592-9700.

Summer Garden Concert

Flushing Town Hall

Sunday, July 11

Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, will hold a summer garden concert with Annette Aguilar and Stringbeans at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 11.

Aguilar is a percussionist, recording artist, producer and bandleader. Along with her band, she performs Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban, Salsa and Brazilian music.

Prior to the concert, there will be dancing lessons beginning at 1:15 p.m.

The event is free.

For more information, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718-463-7700.

Free Summer Concerts

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Thursdays, July 15, 22 and 29

The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation will hold free concerts on Thursdays in July from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Queens County Supreme Court, which is located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica.

The York College Blues Notes will perform on July 15, the York College Big Band on July 22 and the York College Summer Jazz Program on July 29.

If you have a culture event or listing that you feel would be of interest to Queens Courier readers, please call 718-224-5863 or email jlyons@queenscourier.com.

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