Queens Arts Calendar

The biggest event of the season for the Queens Symphony is its annual concert on the Great Lawn at St. John”s University. This year is set for Wednesday night at 7.


Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory — Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

When: Friday, July 28, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Crocheron Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-4793

Movies Under the Stars: Power Rangers — Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.

When: Saturday, July 29, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Al Oerter Recreation Center

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Website: www.movingimage.us

Movie Under the Stars: Ella Enchanted — Ella is under a spell to be constantly honest, a fact she must hide from her new step family in order to protect the prince of the land.

When: Monday, July 31, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

2017 Movies On The Waterfront Series: The Breakfast Club — Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

When: Monday, July 31, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Where: Astoria Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 728-7820


39th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow — The Farm Museum will host New York City’s longest running American Indian Pow-Wow that will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions. Over 40 Indian nations will be represented and chanting, drumming and brilliantly colored regalia will provide entertainment for people of all ages.

When: Friday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park

Cost: $10 for adults ($16 for weekend pass); $5 for children ($7 for weekend pass)

Contact: (718) 347-3276

Saturday Sculpture Workshop — Learn how to build and fly your own kite made out of recycled materials sourced locally. In this time of uncertainty, positivity is much-needed, so participants are invited to add positive messages to their kites, sharing them with the world as they fly through the sky.

When: Saturday, July 29, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Henna Workshop — Learn the botanical and cultural importance of henna. Participants will tour the herb garden, learn to prepare henna paste, and try their hand at this unique art form.

When: Saturday, July 29, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden

Cost: $10 materials fee

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Young Dancemakers Company — Young Dancemakers Company returns to Socrates with a concert of original choreography by NYC teens who have been touring their work throughout the city.

When: Saturday, July 29, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Historic Fort Totten — Come learn about Fort Totten, a historic former army base in Northeast Queens that is now a public park with spectacular views and majestic buildings.

When: Sunday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Fort Totten Visitor’s Center

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769


Corona Youth Music Project — The project emphasizes four basic values: striving for artistic excellence is a tool to learn discipline and commitment; work in a safe and joyful environment engages deeper learning; music has to be accessible without any discrimination, and participating in large ensembles such as symphony orchestras and choirs enables a stronger sense of community, pride and solidarity.

When: Saturday, July 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Summer Sounds: Orquesta Afinke — Orquesta Afinke is a Latin band featuring percussions, a swinging rhythmic section and a harmonic brass sound. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show.

When: Saturday, July 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Clement Clarke Moore Homestead Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Scarab Journey Tribute — Experience the ultimate Journey tribute!

When: Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 235-4100

Queens Symphony Orchestra— The Queens Symphony Orchestra will be performing at St. John’s University as part of Borough President Melinda Katz’s Concert Series. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: St. John’s University

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Kids and Family

Ten Year Anniversary Extravaganza — Everyone ages 8 and older is welcome to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Alley Pond’s public outdoor ropes course. Come try the zip line and stick around for music tents, popcorn, balloons and tons of fun giveaways and prizes.

When: Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Skats the Clown — Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement.

When: Saturday, July 29, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Carousel

Contact: (718) 768-2676

Family Camping and Early Morning Birding — We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and look forward to welcoming your family.

When: Saturday, July 22, at 6 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

The Amazing Michaels Juggling Show — Michael Karas presents a world-class juggling show full of jaw-dropping stunts, exciting audience participation, and hilarious physical comedy.

When: Sunday, July 30, fat 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

Contact: (718) 788-2676

Cost: Free

Cinderella Samba— Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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