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Queens Arts and Events Calendar

Film

Tale of the Bunny Picnic — The Muppet bunnies are all preparing for their annual Bunny Picnic with songs and decorations except for Bean Bunny whose siblings tease him for being smaller and getting in their way. But when Bean discovers the farmer’s dog nearby he tries to warn the other bunnies of the danger to to them and their picnic. No one believes Bean until the dog interrupts the festivities and Bean must help save the day.

When: Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31, Sunday, April 1, Monday, April 2, Tuesday, April 3, Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5, 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

The Muppets Take Manhattan — When the Muppets’s college revue is a big hit, they decide to take it all the way to Broadway. Filled with cameos by such New Yorkers as Mayor Ed Koch, Gregory Hines, and Liza Minnelli, the movie ends with a wedding between Kermit and Miss Piggy. Is it part of the show… or could it be real?

When: Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31, Sunday, April 1, Monday, April 2, Tuesday, April 3, Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

The Breadwinner — This Oscar-nominated film is based on Deborah Ellis’s novel about a young girl, Parvana, growing up under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. When Parvana’s father is arrested, she decides to disguise herself as a boy to help support her family. Working alongside her friend, Parvana experiences more freedom and danger than before as she tries to reunite her family.

When: Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Le Bonheur — A seemingly happy married carpenter takes a mistress. Though set in bucolic landscapes and filmed with a vividly stylized and vibrant palette, “Le Bonheur” is sharply analytical beneath its sunny exterior, as disturbing as it is beautiful.

When: Saturday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 1, 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

Events

Annual Barnyard Egg Hunt — Bring your baskets to this celebrated event for kids. Egg hunts will be ongoing in the orchard throughout the event and Whiskers the Bunny will be hopping about, ready for photo-ops. Try your luck at traditional egg tossing and egg rolling games. There is also free bunny face painting for kids and you can visit farm animals and take a hay ride.

When: Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Queens County Farm Museum

Cost: $10

Contact: (917) 347-3276

New York Kings of Comedy — You can expect the laughs to begin from the moment the first NY King walks to the stage. Featuring Capone, Talent Harris, Rob Stapleton, Mark Viera and Drew Fraser.

When: Sunday, April 1, at 7 p.m.

Where: Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College

Cost: Tickets start at $40

Contact: (718) 262-2840

Monthly Jazz Jam — Held on the first Wednesday of every month. Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome regardless of instrument. Don’t play? Come listen.

When: Wednesday, April 4, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $10 (free for members, students, and jamming musicians)

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Special Easter Concert — The Queensboro Symphonic Choir and Symphony Orchestra celebrate Easter with a special concert as they come to Whitestone’s beautiful Moakyang Presbyterian Church to present Part 3 of G.F. Handel’s celebrated masterpiece, “Messiah.” Maestro Dong-hyun Kim will lead the choir and orchestra.

When: Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m.

Where: Moakyang Presbyterian Church, Whitestone

Cost: Free to attend (donations accepted)

Contact: (646) 353-6043

Workshop for Families with Disabled Children and Young Adults — Advocates will discuss guardianship, applying for SSI and SSD, and creating health care proxies

When: Sunday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Shrine Church of Saint Gerard Majella, Hollis

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 454-2961

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