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Queens Arts and Events Calendar

The Columbus Day Parade in Astoria traditionally includes someone portraying the explorer himself — and the missus.
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Film

Escapes — ”Escapes” shows how one man’s personal journey can unexpectedly shape a medium’s future.

When: Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Kid Flix 1 — In Kid Flix 1, a diverse community must put aside their differences to enjoy a tasty meal in “Stone Soup” (France/Belgium), a hungry creature devises a way to get his fill in “Tiger” (Germany), and a young croc enjoys a tasty treat in “Crocodile” (Germany). With visually innovative animation and many Audience Award winners from NYICFF 2017, Kid Flix 1 is truly delicious for young viewers. Fourteen short films will be shown.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Kid Flix 2 — In Kid Flix 2, a teenage monster confronts a bully in “Welcome to My Life” (USA), a Japanese -Australian boy finds adventure in his lunchbox in “Riceballs” (Australia), and a competitive swimmer must prove that big talent can come in small packages in “Little Mouse” (Hungary). This program features live action and animated shorts from the NYICFF 2017 that offer witty and wise takes on friends, family, and fitting in. Eight short films will be shown.

When: Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

We Got This: The Best Muppet Show Episode — With the help of guests John Hodgman (The Daily Show, The Areas of My Expertise, Judge John Hodgman, Vacationland) and Craig Shemin (writer and President of The Jim Henson Legacy), Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin will review the list of finalists chosen by the fans and determine once and for all which episode reigns supreme in a live recording of their popular podcast on the Maximum Fun Network, followed immediately by a screening of the winning episode. Fans can vote on their favorite episode at muppets.wegotthispodcast.com.

When: Monday, Oct. 9, at 12:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

We Got This: The Best Classic Muppet Movie — The original trilogy of Muppet films has stood the test of time; but which one of them is the best? With the help of their guests, Muppeteer and Tony-nominated actor Stephanie D’Abruzzo and Doc Hammer (co-creator of Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros.), Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin will take a deep dive into The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppets Take Manhattan to pick the cream of the crop in a live recording of their popular podcast on the Maximum Fun Network, followed immediately by a screening of the winning film.

When: Monday, Oct. 9, 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

Events

Annual Legislative Forum — Seniors, service professionals and those concerned about vital conditions of aging are invited to attend. Borough President Melinda Katz will give the opening remarks and elected officials from city, state, and federal government will be represented.

When: Friday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m.

Where: Queens Borough Hall

Contact: (718) 268-5954

Cost: Free

Annual Silent March Against Domestic Violence — Join Korean American Family Service Center for its 20th Annual Silent March against Domestic Violence.

When: Friday, Oct. 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: 37-05 Union St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 460-3800

Animal Care Trainee — This program teaches children about the unique responsibility of being an animal caretaker. Limited to eight participants ages 8-10.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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

Cost: $23

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Columbus Day Parade — Head to Astoria for the annual Columbus Day Parade.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 34th Avenue between 35th Street and 37th Street

Think Tank: Superhero Lightning Bolts — Children will explore their inner scientist with this fun-filled, hands-on experimenting class. Limited to eight participants ages 7-9.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Cost: $24

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Fall Festival — Join NYC Parks for a day of fun activities including crafts, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, a visit from the Nature Company, music, and more.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Brookville Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Fall Foliage Walk — Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.

When: Sunday, Oct. 8, from at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Captain Tilly Park

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Music

Queensboro Symphony Orchestra Season Opener — The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season with international artist Fabrizio Ferraro to perform the U.S. premiere of his guitar concerto Hachiko.

When: Sunday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Mary’s Nativity Church, Flushing

Contact: Qbsymphony@gmail.com

Cost: Free

The Garifuna Collective (featuring Umalali) — With roots in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, the group will pay tribute to the rich heritage carried forward by Garifuna women. Evocative melodies and powerful call-and-reponse songs are backed by traditional Garifuna drums, maracas, turtle shells, acoustic and electric guitars, and bass.

When: Friday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

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