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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

Photo courtesy of Flushing Town Hall

Celebrate the Harvest Moon, learn about the outstanding women of Queens, sharpen your cycling skills and do more at these events around the borough.

Saturday, Aug. 29

GrowNYC Greenmarket serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities. Free. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park. 32-01 Vernon Blvd. For more information, visit socratessculpturepark.org.
Saturday Sculpture Workshops at Socrates Sculpture Park are organized for kids ages 5 to 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Noon to 3 p.m. 32-01 Vernon Blvd. For more information, visit socratessculpturepark.org.

The Great Miguelino at Forest Park Carousel 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. Free. 2 to 2:45 p.m. Forest Park Drive. For more information, visit nycgovparks.org.

Fun, pop-up readings known as Guerilla Storytime will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park with real librarians. Free. 2 to 4 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd. For more information, visit socratessculpturepark.org.

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. The exhibit features women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens. Free. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave. For more information, visit queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Philip Seymour-Hoffman, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix all received Oscar nominations for their performances in Paul Thomas Anderson’s spellbinding saga of post–World War II America, “The Master.” Phoenix creates the unforgettable Freddie Quell, a wayward soul who falls under the spell of a spiritual guru (Philip Seymour-Hoffman in one of his greatest performances), who may or may not be a huckster. In this haunting drama, Anderson creates one mysterious, richly evocative image after another. 2 p.m. $12 general admission/$9 for seniors and students. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. For more information, visit movingimage.us.

Enjoy live music, workout time, art making workshops, dance performances, read stories and learn about inspirational causes at Oye Corona! All activities are free. 3 to 7 p.m. 103rd St. and Roosevelt Ave. For more information, visit queensmuseum.org.

With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” is a stunningly realized science-fiction epic set in a near future where environmental problems have rendered the Earth uninhabitable, and scientists are planning to transport the population to a new planet via a wormhole. “Interstellar” is an immersive and exhilarating film experience that captures Nolan’s love for large-format celluloid film.. 7 p.m. $12 general admission/$9 for seniors and students. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. For more information, visit movingimage.us.

Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Puerto Rico. Begin with workshops led by the Grammy-nominated director of LP21, Juan Gutiérrez, then jam with the entire group. All are welcome from beginner to professional; just bring your enthusiasm and participate. $20 general admission, $18 members. 7 p.m. 137-35 Northern Blvd. For more information, visit flushingtownhall.org.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or towel. 10 to 11 a.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd. For more information, visit socratessculpturepark.org.

Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd. Join Ethan at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park to make magic. Free. 2 to 2:45 p.m. 111th Street and 55th Avenue. For more information, visit fantasyforestnyc.com.

Bike New York’s Bike Path Cruise Rides give novice adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their cycling skills. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center. 131-40 Avery Ave. For more information, visit nycgovparks.org.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the Motown sounds of Motor City Revue at Astoria Park. Free. 5 to 6 p.m. 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue. For more information, visit nycgovparks.org.

Monday, Aug. 31

Watch “Lagaan,” a film about people of a small village in Victorian India who stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers, as part of the Movies Under the Stars series. Free. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cunningham Park. Grand Central Parkway and Horace Harding Expressway.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Enjoy a screening of “Big Hero 6,” about the special bond that develops between robot Byamax and Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Free. 8 to 10 p.m. Crocheron Park, 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway.

Vince “V-Money” Milosevich, Billy “The Prince” Prinsell, and Samantha “My Dad Owns a Dealership” Ruddy bring you New York City’s favorite free frat party-themed standup show. The first Tuesday of every month at 10 p.m., they bring their favorite comics up to the stage to tell jokes, funnel beers, and bro out. Check it out before the college dean has it shut down. Free. The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave. For more information, visit creeklic.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

The Queens College Choral Society, founded in 1941, is seeking new members for its fall 2015 concert, which will feature performances of Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Bach’s “Magnificat” and Verdi’s “Requiem,” marvelous works of profound depth and timeless beauty. People of all ages and backgrounds, with prior singing experience, are invited to audition. 6 to 7:15 p.m. The auditions also run on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Queens College. Music Building 246, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Call 718-997-5593 for more details.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of Middle Eastern music performed by Zikrayat. Free. 5 to 6 p.m. Bowne Park, 32nd Avenue between 155th and 159th streets.

What is Jay-Z’s 98th problem, “Who really let the dogs out?” Find out the answers to these questions and more. Presenting “A Night of Thrill-Via,” a new game show where three contestants will get quizzed on the most random topics: raps, video games, different types of soda. We’ll even have a few comedians drop by and give their own unique brand of knowledge. Join your host, Marvin Lattimore. Free. 8 p.m. The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave. For more information, visit creeklic.com.

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