Quiet clubbing in Astoria; DIY bubble blowers in Corona and more Queens events this weekend

March may have come in like a lamb, but the Queens events heading into the first weekend and beyond are anything but meek and unassuming. Don’t let the name fool you; “Quiet Clubbing” is anything but, what with three DJs, spinning their signature stylings into headphones that you control. It’s an all-together wild and unique experience and a great option to kick off a weekend full of fun, including bubble-blower workshops, trivia contests and vinyl record shows.

Friday, March 4

1. Nuyorican culture and history discussion

When: Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Immerse yourself in a fascinating discussion of Nuyorican culture and history at the Museum of the Moving Image. “Nuyorican Cinema: Framing Identity” features a prominent lineup of filmmakers, content creators and curators, as they explore New York’s wealth of Puerto Rican filmmakers, writers and actors, the sociological and political challenges they’ve faced as a community and how it has shaped their work. Moderated by Edwin Pagán.

2.  9th Annual Panorama Challenge

When: Friday, March 4, from 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Queens Museum, New York City Building in Flushing Meadows

The Queens Museum’s famous NYC panorama exhibit holds its 9th annual Bacchanalia of Big Apple trivia, utilizing clues from the miniature Gotham display along with musical hints. Hosted by Mike Morgenthal, all proceeds from this popular event  will support the City Reliquary Museum and Queens Museum and the winning team will have their names etched onto the Panorama Challenge Trophy. Admission is $15 per person or discounted with the purchase of a membership to the City Reliquary Museum or Queens Museum.

3. Quiet Clubbing

When: Friday, March 4, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Studio Square NYC, 35-33 36th St., Astoria

Tired of the typical clubbing experience? Are your ears still ringing from last weekend? Studio Square NYC presents “Quiet Clubbing” at the indoor Studio Square Beer Garden, a unique experience, featuring three separate DJs spinning at the same time, with patrons toggling from one to another using the the switch on the headphones provided to them upon admission. The event is 21+ with a $5 cover charge before midnight and $15 cover thereafter. A valid credit or debit card is required for admission. If headphones are not returned upon departure there will be a $100 charge to your card.

4. Smashworks Dance Collective and Roots in Revolution

When: Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
Where: Green Space Studio, 37-24 24th St. in Long Island City

See the amazing  interpretive dancing of Smashworks Dance Collective and Roots in Revolution, as they explore gender inequality, feminine identity and what it means to be “whole” as a woman in American. Admission is $15.

Saturday, March 5

1. De Temps Antan show

When: Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m.
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. in Flushing

The celebrated musical trio from the Great White North will play their signature stylings on traditional Quebecois music,  following a 7 p.m. dance lesson. Admission is $16 for members and $10 for students. Folkwords says of the group: “They have enough power to drive a nuclear furnace. If you could remain seated during their performance you were either dead-drunk or dead.” R2 Magazine praises, “Driven by the relentless foot percussion, this set of tunes rocks!”

2. The Barneys of Flushing Meadow

When: Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m.
Where: Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside

Enjoy a fascinating exploration of Stephen R. Barney Jr., as he hosts a presentation and signing of his book, which traces the genealogy of his family in Flushing Meadows all the way back to the late 1700s. Admission is $5 for non-members and free for Bayside Historical Society members.

3. Young Chefs – Pepperoni Roll-Ups and Fruit Smoothie

When: Saturday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Little Neck.

Bring your young aspiring chefs to this youth cooking class to teach kids how to prepare pepperoni roll-ups–filled with cheese and herbs–along with fruit smoothies. Limited to eight participants, so register today on the center’s website! The registration fee is $18 for members and $24 for non-members.

4. St. Patrick’s Day Mass

When: Saturday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m.
Where: St. Francis DeSales Church, 129th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd., The Rockaways
St. Francis DeSales Church in the Rockaways will kick off the 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade with a Mass for peace and justice in Ireland at 9:30 p.m. with the actual parade beginning at 1 p.m. sharp starting from Beach 130th Street and up Newport Ave. before ending by the St. Camillus parking lot on 100th Street where there will be a parade awards ceremony with trophies for honorees and winners. Admission is free and all are welcome. The church is located on .

Sunday, March 6

1. Learn how to make a bubble blower

When: Sunday, March 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona

Take the kids to learn how to make a bubble-blower from everyday objects and recycled materials. The workshop admission is $8 per family in addition to New York Hall of Science entry fees. Discounts of $5 per family are available to members. Be sure to wear old clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

2. Irish and African-American dance workshop

When: Sunday, March 6, at 2:15 p.m.
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Niall O’Leary of the Irish School of Dance and Lenwood Sloan, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s former director of Arts, Culture and Tourism, will host a dance workshop, entitled “The Cultural Crossroads of Ireland & Africa,” which will explore the cultural intersections of Irish and African-American dance. General admission is $7; $4 for members. Members must call box office and reserve tickets to attend workshop.

3. Con Brio Ensemble performance

When: Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m.
Where: Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
Celebrating their 37th season, the Con Brio Ensemble return for an afternoon of chamber music; a veritable musical bouquet, deftly presented, featuring Diana Mittler-Battipaglia (piano), Alexander Meshibovsky (violin), Alan Hollander (oboe) and Osceola Davis (soprano), performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Defalla and more. Light refreshments served. Admission $12 and $10 for members and students.

4. Vinyl Revolution Record Show

When: Sunday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria

NYC’s oldest beer garden presents the Vinyl Revolution Record Show, featuring an all-day set by DJ Laura Rebel Angel and 55 different vendor tables selling thousands of rare collectible vinyl records. Admission is $3. Early admission is available for $5.

Monday, March 7

1. Learn basic computer skills

When: Monday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Queens Library at Richmond Hill,118-14 Hillside Ave., Richmond Hill

Adults seeking to become familiar with the basics of operating a computer should come to the Queens Library at Richmond Hill, which is hosting an adult computer class, covering various basic functions, such as using the keyboard and the mouse.

Tuesday, March 9

1. Tribute to Czech chamber music composer Bohuslav Martinů

When: Tuesday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Queens Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside

Violinist Miroslav Hristov, violist Yuri Gandelsman and pianist Vladimir Valjarevic perform this moving tribute in the Kurzweil Recital Hall (room H144 in the Humanities Building). All three performers have performed to critical acclaim across the globe and have had their work distributed through labels such as Sony, Naxos, Centaur and Melodiya. Admission is free.


The 6th Annual Mamas Expo 2016

Saturday March 12: BABY DAY – Pregnancy, Infants and Toddlers are the focus
Sunday Marcy 13: FAMILY DAY – Families ages 2 and up are the focus
Where: New York Hall of Science,47-01 111th St, Corona, NY

Don’t miss this day of fun for the whole family, from expecting parents to families and their kids. Children have a blast hopping from one fun activity to another, while parents come from the tri-state area to learn about the best products and services available.

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