Queens Arts and Events Calendar

Queens Arts and Events Calendar
The coming-of-age movie “Lady Bird” — a big contender in next month’s Oscars — is getting two screenings at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Friday and Saturday night.


Lady Bird — Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson is a strong-willed, opinionated, and wildly passionate 17-year-old in constant combat with her strong-willed, opinionated, and wildly passionate mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father loses his job.

When: Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14 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

Muppet Music Moments — Music was always an integral part of The Muppet Show, and we have assembled a collection of some of the classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can. This compilation features a wide range of musical genres including performances by guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and many more.

When: Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 21, 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

Resisting Paradise — “Resisting Paradise” focuses on Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard’s artistic work in the south of France during World War II, while also examining the word of Matisse’s family and others in the French Resistance Movement. Featuring captivating interviews with former Resistance workers Lisa Fittko — who smuggled Walter Benjamin out of France — Marie-Ange Allibert, and Matisse’s grandchildren, rare archival footage, and lush cinematography referencing the painters’ styles and the rich landscape of the Province of France, “Resisting Paradise” is a compelling look at the intersection of art and life in complex times.

When: Monday, Jan. 15, 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


Birding Winter Waterfowl — Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are offered throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides.

When: Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Baisley Pond Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Astronomy Night — One of the longest-running astronomy programs in the city, now in its 20th year, will be led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich. Each program features an indoor question-and-answer session on basic astronomy, followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Limited to 20 participants ages 9 and up, including adults.

When: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Young Person’s Concert — The concert features “Carnival of the Animals,” by Saint-Saens.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m.

Where: Moak Yang Presbyterian Church, Whitestone

Cost: Free

Contact: (516) 766-8116

Yonkers Casino Trip — Join the St. Josephats Lesiure Club for its casino trip.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m.

Where: St. Josephat’s, Bayside

Cost: $25

Contact: (917) 921-7631

Oscar Winners Book Chat — Come on down for a half hour of discussion of current and previous Oscar nominated movies that have been adapted from books. Discuss how great book adaptations have influenced cinema.

When: Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Queens Library, Long Island City

Contact: www.queenslibrary.org/event/oscar-winners-book-chat

Valentine’s Luncheon — Wear red and/or purple to the luncheon, which will feature speaker Karen Mercaldo and flautist Kathryn Prinz.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 12:15 p.m. (RSVP by Friday, Jan. 26)

Where: Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, Roslyn

Cost: $28

Contact: (516) 248-9726

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