Your weekend calendar: Jan. 28-29
Stop by the Lewis H. Latimer House for a free viewing of “The Birth of a Nation,” Saturday, Jan. 28. The showing is in celebration of Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The historical drama tells the real-life story of a slave revolt that occurred in 1831 Virginia, led by a black preacher named Nat Turner.
When: Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Lewis H. Latimer House, 34-41 137th St., Flushing
Contact: (718) 961-8585
Are there any astronomy lovers out there? The Astronomy – The New Moon program features the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.
When: Sunday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m.
Where: Fort Totten Visitor’s Center (Fort Totten Park)
Contact: (718) 352-1769
Terraza 7’s Weekly Jazz jam will be opened by the John Benitez Trio. Other musicians are welcome to perform at the event.
When: Sunday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst
Cost: $7, free for children 12 and under
Contact: (718) 803-9602