News From The Queens Tourism Council
In terms of trick-or-treating, Forest Hills Gardens and Sunnyside Gardens are probably the best neighborhoods in the entire city due to their non-hilly streets lined with residential houses.
But that’s only a small slice of the upcoming local fun, which includes Irish horror tales, Korean horror movies, and a cemetery tour as well as various concerts, dance performances, a musical, and pumpkin smashing.
Here’s the rundown.
– Tonight (Thursday), Oct. 30, An Evening of Irish Ghost Stories, 7:30 p.m. Spooky, timehonored tales presented by the venue’s Golden-Footprints drama group. $15. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, www.newyorkirishcenter.org.
– Thursday, Oct. 30, Killer Toon, 7 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image (MMI) is presenting classic horror films on its big screen as part of the Korean Horror Picture Show series. Killer Toon is about a successful web artist who becomes a prime suspect when her cartoons start to predict a series of real life murders. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.
– Friday, Oct. 31, Family Festival: Halloween Re-Mixed, 4 p.m. Celebrate Día de los Muertos, Halloween, and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages. Enjoy maskmaking, All Saints Day medallions, Mexican sugar skulls, and ghost stories. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.
– Friday, Oct. 31, Poltergeist, 7:30 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image is presenting classic horror films on its big screen. In Poltergeist, a five-yearold is abducted by malevolent spirits, and her parents try to bring her back at any cost. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.
– Friday, Oct. 31, Kids Halloween Costume Party, 3 p.m. Sandbag toss into candy corn, ring toss on witch hats, pumpkin painting, pin the skull on the skeleton, mystery box, boo bowling and peanut-free candy. Free, call 1-212-319-7000 to reserve a spot. Z Hotel, 11-01 43rd Ave., LIC, www.zhotelny.com.
– Friday, Oct. 31, RWHaunted Halloween Party, doors open at 8 p.m. Party with a top NYC radio personality and the annual costume contest, but masks are not allowed on property. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica, www.rwnewyork.com.
– Friday, Oct. 31, I Saw the Devil, 7 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image is presenting classic horror films on its big screen as part of the Korean Horror Picture Show series. Hell bent on revenge, a government intelligence agent hunts down the psychopath who murdered his wife in I Saw the Devil. MMI, 36- 01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.
– Saturday, Nov. 1, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, 2 and 8 p.m (also Sunday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m). This diverse program features three energetic works: Inexplicable Space, a mysterious collection of movements and encounters amid an installation of steaming crystal balls and flying orbs inspired by 50 fortune cookies; Hinge, a tour de force celebrating the time-honored tradition of live music and dance with MuSE-Multicultural Sonic Evolution; and the premiere of Titanic.Si, a dance/theater work based on the story of the Titanic. $25-$42. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, www.queenstheatre.org.
– Saturday, Nov. 1, Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour, 2 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Queens Historical Society and the Voelker Orth Museum, this tour takes a look at the history and horticulture, as well as the notable people who are buried in the cemetery. $10. Buy tickets in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/flushingcemetery walking-tour-tickets-12 527422859.
– Saturday, Nov. 1, Kesivan and the Lights, 7:30 p.m. Kesivan Naidoo is a drummer, composer, and leader of an exciting new generation of South African jazz performers. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.
– Saturday, Nov. 1, Lady Vengeance, 2:30 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image is presenting classic horror films on its big screen as part of the Korean Horror Picture Show series. Lady Vengeance tells the story of a woman imprisoned for a crime she did not commit. She seeks revenge on the true murderer, who blackmailed her and kidnapped her daughter. MMI, 36-01 35thAve., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.
– Saturday, Nov. 1, Pumpkin Smash 2014, 10:30 a.m. Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and decorative gourds to the NYC Compost Project pumpkinsmashing celebration. You smash them, and the NYC Parks Department composts them. Free. Sunnyside Greenmarket in Torsney Playground, 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue, www.nycparks.com.
– Sunday, Nov. 2, Queens College Chamber Winds, 2 p.m. This group comprises the school’s finest ensemble players. They perform the traditional chamber wind repertory and original 20th century works. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.
– Sunday, Nov. 2, Epitaph, 2:30 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image is presenting classic horror films on its big screen as part of the Korean Horror Picture Show series. Epitaph depicts a hospital where a young doctor falls in love with a corpse, a girl is haunted by spirits, and physicians are involved in a series of murders. MMI, 36-01 35thAve., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.
– Sunday, Nov. 2-19, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. The Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Theatre Group presents this musical about a small-town girl who moves to NYC to marry for money, not love, in 1922. Millie quickly embraces the flapper lifestyle, but runs into trouble after checking in to a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China. $15-$18. Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, www.mtishows.com.
– Sunday, Nov. 2, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 5 p.m. Also part of the Korean Horror Picture Show series, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is about a punky deafmute who desperately attempts to secure money for a kidney transplant for his ailing sister. Because his blood type is incompatible and no donors are available, he turns to a group of black-market organ dealers who offer to find a matching kidney for one of his and money. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.
– Sunday, Nov. 2, A Tale of Two Sisters, 8 p.m. Also part of the Korean Horror Picture Show series, A Tale of Two Sisters is about two teenage siblings whose dysfunctional relationship with their stepmother manifests itself in a series of horrific incidents. MMI, 36-01 35thAve., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.
– Monday, Nov. 3, Busted: Two Women Reporters vs. Corrupt Narcotic Squad, 1:30 p.m. Wendy Ruderman discusses her new book, Busted, which tells the true story of the corruption scandal she and fellow reporter Barbara Laker uncovered despite threats and intimidation. They won a Pulitzer Prize. $8 suggested donation. Central Queens Y, 67- 09 108th St., Forest Hills, www.cqy.org.
– Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 4-8, Larissa Velez-Jackson: Star Crap Method, 8 p.m. This performance art piece is founded on Velez-Jackson’s improvisational practice that embraces technical brilliance and failure in equal measure, ushering in a form of creative limitlessness with opportunities for great humor, vulnerability, and absurdity. $15. Chocolate Factory Theatre, 5-49 49th Ave., LIC, www.chocolatefactorytheater.org.
– Wednesday, Nov. 5, Monthly Jazz Jam, 5 p.m. Join the Queens Jazz OverGround in a monthly jam session to hone skills or listen. Steinway baby grand and drum kits are available. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.
– Wednesday, Nov. 5, Artist Grantwriting 101, 6 p.m. Queens Council on the Arts Executive Director Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer has more than 15 years experience in writing, getting and giving grants to artists. From a grant panelist’s view, she gives advice on grantwriting with tips on technique and a host of insights. $10. QCA, 37-11 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.queenscouncilarts.org.
The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s many attractions. More info available online at www.itsinqueens.com.