News From The Queens Tourism Council
Creativity is the theme this week, as the world’s most diverse county hosts scientific experiments and sculpture, kite-making, egg-coloring and Earth Day-related crafts events.
The chance to explore the NYS Pavilion, live music and the opening of an exhibit on Nazi, anti-Jewish street signs are also on tap.
Here’s the rundown.
– Today (Thursday), Apr. 17, Sculpture Camp 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flushing Town Hall offers its first sculpture camp during Spring Break. Students (ages 7-15) will work with sculptor Chun-Sen Yang using recycled materials to create sculptures. A group project will be on display at FTH’s annual Earth Day Festival on April 22. $50. FTH, 137- 35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, www.flushingtownhall.org.
– Thursday, Apr. 17, D.B. Rielly Live, 9 p.m. Award-winning Roots musician D.B. Rielly performs a wide range of Americana music, including Roots, Zydeco, Blues and Alt-Country. He promises listeners an “instantaneous cure for all afflictions.” Free. Rèst Âü Ránt, 30- 01 35th Ave., LIC, www.rarbarlic.com.
– Thursday and Friday, Apr. 17- 18, The LEGO Movie, 1 p.m. daily. Presented in Dolby Digital 3-D, this is an eye-popping, fast-paced stopmotion animated feature about Emmet, an average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria., www.movingimage.us.
– Saturday, Apr. 19, Doktor Kaboom, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. This interactive science show returns by popular demand. Join Doktor Kaboom as he attempts science experiments with the audience’s help. $14 or purchase a Family Series Flex Pass for $100 (10 tickets to use however you want). Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.queenstheatre.org.
– Saturday, Apr. 19, Hands-on History: Let’s Go Fly a Kite!, noon to 3 p.m. Celebrate National Kite Month by creating and decorating a kite to fly and take home. Free. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, www.kingmanor.org.
– Saturday, Apr. 19, Egg- Stravaganza, noon to 1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy games, crafts and a special scavenger hunt with egg prizes (weather permitting). Preregister for one of two sessions. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 St., Flushing, www.queensbotanical.org.
– Saturday, Apr. 19, Anthony Mann: T-Men, 4 p.m.; and Raw Deal, 7 p.m. Hollywood director Anthony Mann was one of the greatest directors of two genres that seem very disparate: film noir, featuring nocturnal and claustrophobic dramas; and the Western, with dramas set against wide-open landscapes. T-Men and Raw Deal open a series featuring eight of Mann’s greatest films. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, www.movingimage.us.
– Sunday, Apr. 20, Anthony Mann: The Great Flamarion, 2 p.m; and Border Incident, 4 p.m. Two more of Anthony Mann’s movies. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, www.movingimage.us.
– Tuesday, Apr. 22, Open Gate Event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Borough President Melinda Katz, NYC Parks and the New York State Pavilion Paint Project Crew open the gate to the NYS Pavilion so guests can view and take photos of the interior (Tent of Tomorrow only) with the classic roof and towers backdrop. The Paint Crew will answer questions and talk about the structure’s past, present and future. Hardhats are required and will be provided. Free, meet at structure’s north side.
– Tuesday, Apr. 22, Earth Day Festival, 1 p.m. Develop your green thumb, learn about bee-keeping and the importance of clean waterways while making sculptures, jewelry and art out of recycled materials. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, www.flushingtownhall.org.
– Tuesday, Apr. 22, The Tuesday Morning Music Club of Douglaston, 11 a.m. Gene Keyes, clarinet, and Hiroko Nakahara, violin, play Ludwig van Beethoven Duo #2 in F Major and Etienne Gebauer’s composition for clarinet and violin Opus 16 #3. A sandwich lunch and dessert follow. Douglaston Community Church, 39-15, Douglaston Pkwy., 516- 466-4034.
– Wednesday, Apr. 23, Unwelcomed Words: Nazi Anti- Jewish Street Signs, 7 p.m. Spring exhibition curated by Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center Scholar-in- Residence Rabbi Isodoro Aizenberg. In Germany, beginning in 1933, Nazis implemented anti-Jewish instructions and practices in order to segregate the Jews. This exhibition focuses on public signs that relentlessly degraded, harassed, offended, hurt, and curtailed Jewish life in Germany before the outbreak of World War II. The exhibit includes photos of Nazi-style restrictive signs posted in German occupied lands, as well as testimonies of people who were personally affected by the prohibitions that these signs proclaimed. Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, www.qcc.cuny.edu/khrca. Center is open weekdays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
“It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s attractions.