Your Queens Weekend: Sept. 16-18

Your Queens Weekend: Sept. 16-18
By TimesLedger Staff

Fall may not officially be here yet, but this weekend brings a taste of the season to come—from an autumn-themed street fair to the beginning of the new cultural season at one of the borough’s most popular venues. In Ridgewood, the Myrtle Avenue Fall Street Festival will stretch from Wyckoff Avenue to Forest Avenue. The event, on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., features over 200 merchant and vendor displays, children’s rides, game booths, and non-profit and civic organizations. Antique and custom cars from the East Coast Car Assocation and Riviera Owners Association will be on display, and other participats include Joe Fuoco’s Music Center and the Ridgewood Dance Studio. For more information call (718) 381-7974 or go to ridgewood-ny.com

Over at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the World’s Fair Bike Tour will give participants a fascinating look at a dozen iconic and surprising structures and monuments built for the World’s Fairs. If you don’t have your own bike, you can register in advance to indicate that you’d like to borrow one, and it will be ready and waiting for you to ride. For more information call (212) 870-2080 or go to www.bike.nyc/events/local-rides/worlds-fair-bike-tour/

The kickoff for the fall season at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center brings a former small-screen favorite to QPAC’s stage. Following a run at Manhattan’s Café Carlyle, Tony Danza (a star of the Broadway stage as well as TV’s “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss”) brings his cabaret act, “Standards & Stories,” to the stage of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Sunday at 3 p.m. Backed by a live band, the act features hits from the Great American Songbook performed by this modern-day song and dance man. For more information call (718) 631-6311 or go to www.visitqpac.org