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Queens Arts Calendar

Better come early! “Rogue One” — the first “Star Wars” movie with whole new set of chara cters — is being screened for free under the stars near the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park at 8 p.m.

Film

The Color Purple — In adapting Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel about a poor black woman’s journey to self-actualization in the rural South during the early 20th Century, director Steven Spielberg fashioned an emotionally overwhelming, decades-spanning tearjerker that manages to be both an old-fashioned epic and a more modern-minded tale of female indomitability.

When: Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Movie Under the Stars: Monsters Inc. — A little girl befriends two monsters. Voices include Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Directed by Pete Docter.

When: Friday, June 23, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Colden Playground

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Tyrus — “Tyrus” takes viewers on a journey from the artist Tyrus Wong’s birthplace in Guangzhou, China, in 1910 to the boarding houses of Los Angeles’ old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

When: Saturday, June 24, at 4 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Movie Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows — The Turtles team up with April O’Neil and vigilante Casey Jones to save New York City from the evil Shredder, fearsome new mutants Bebop and Rocksteady, and an extraterrestrial invasion led by Krang.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Bulova Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Thelma & Louise — An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and go on the run in a ‘66 Thunderbird.

When: Sunday, June 25, at 3 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Movie Under the Stars: Rogue One A Star Wars Story — A band of rebels plot to steal the Death Star’s blueprints in this “Star Wars” spin-off.

When: Wednesday, June 28, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Events

Arts Culture Fun — Stop by for a special concert led by the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides

When: Friday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Ditmars Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Healthy Cooking Workshops — Learn new kitchen skills and recipes, meet other families and enjoy a free lunch while supplies last.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 10-25 41st Ave, Long Island City

Contact: (718) 784-7447

Cost: Free

Learn to Ride — Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet to the event. Show your children, ages 5 and older, how to ride a two-wheeler. Pre-registration is required at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Bowne Playground

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

Get Your Zen On — Join a certified yoga master for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to eight adult participants.

When: Saturday, June 24, at 9:15 a.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Family Fun Field Day — Stop by for a fun afternoon of free activities, including kayaking, inflatables, interactive games, live entertainment, Kan Jam, Sport Stacking, an obstacle course, and more.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park

Contact: (718) 352-4793

Cost: Free

Summer Fest 2017 — Come on down to King Manor for Summer Festival for historic games, crafts, bubbles, and more.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: King Manor Museum

Contact: (718) 206-0545

Cost: Free

Edible Container Garden Workshop — Plant herbs in a container that you may take with you and grow for seasoning your homemade dishes.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Cost: $30-$35

Buzz on Bees — Celebrate nature’s winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop. Learn about these bees, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home.

When: Sunday, June 25, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Cost: $6

Resume Building — This resume workshop will cover how to get started on your resume, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger.

When: Tuesday, June 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Queens Library, Long Island City

Contact: (718) 634-4784

Cost: $6

Charity Fashion Show — The 11th Annual fashion show is proud to showcase fashion icons Tommy Hilfiger, Alex Garfield of Peace of Cloth, House of Correia. Sultry Wardrobe and Bella lole Boutique.

When: Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m.

Where: Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: (347) 426-7879

Cost: Free

2017 Independence Celebration — Everyone is invited to the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2017 Independence Celebration. The event will feature a special performance by Queens Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular Grucci fireworks display.

When: Thursday, June 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m.

Where: Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool

Contact: (718) 728-7280

Cost: Free

Music

The Met Opera Summer Recital Series — The Met’s popular concert series in New York City parks in all five boroughs kicks off with an evening of arias and duets from a variety of operas.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Cost: Free

Only in Queens Summer Festival — As part of the day-long event celebrating all things Queens, musicians Ginuwine, Mack Wilds and Kid ’n’ Play will perform, along with DJ Camilo

When: Sunday, June 25, at 5 p.m.

Where: Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Free

Contact: www.cityparksfoundation.org

Kids and Family

Tween/Teen Yoga — Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class, which mixes traditional poses with partner work, breath/body awareness and strength builders. Participants are asked to bring a towel and water. Mats will be provided. Limited to eight participants ages 8-14.

When: Saturday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Family Day — Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for an afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more.

When: Saturday, June 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Pomonok Playground

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

Kidz Kitchen: Caterpillar Crumbles & Butterfly Buns — Make cookie crumble caterpillars and butterfly cinnamon buns. The program is for children ages 6 and 7.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $22

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Cido the Clown —Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Carousel, Forest Park, Woodhaven

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 788-2676

Storytime Craft — Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of “Oh Say Can You Seed,” by Bonnie Worth, followed by a seed maracas craft.

When: Saturday, June 24, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Cost: Free with Garden Admission and for children ages 3 and under; $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students; $2 for children ages 4-12

The Amazing Captain Faust — Come see the Amazing Captain Faust and his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

When: Sunday, June 25 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Where: Fantasy Forest in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Free

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