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Queens Arts and Events Calendar

Straddling the border of Brooklyn and Queens in Highland Park is the amazng Ridgewood Reservoir. Get a rare chance to take a guided tour this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. but you must make reservations.
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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 them and their picnic. No one believes Bean until the dog interrupts the festivities and Bean must help save the day.

When: Friday, April 6, Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 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

The Muppets Take Manhattan — When the Muppets’ 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, April 6, 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

Events

Nature Exploration Hike — The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through Astoria Park.

When: Friday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Astoria Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

All About Insects — Join the Urban Park Rangers to learn about insects and search for six-legged critters under rocks and logs.

When: Friday, April 6, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Forest Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Art Show — Stop by the art show to take a look at the work of 13 talented artists.

When: Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Glendale Maspeth Methodist Church

Cost: Free

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours — The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin. Explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of New York City. Please register at www.eventbrite.com/e/ridgewood-reservoir-2018-community-tours-tickets-43104726397

When: Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Ridgewood Reservoir

Cost: Free

Contact: (917) 656-2984

Children’s Carnival — Stop by the Queens County Farm Museum for a kids carnival. The price of admission includes carnival rides and children’s entertainment. Midway games, hay rides, pony rides and access to the petting zoo are available for an additional fee.

When: Saturdays, April 7 and 14 and Sundays, April 8 and 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Queens County Farm Museum

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 347-3276

Solar-Lunar Transcriptions — This exhibition by Flushing Town Hall Teaching Artist Tina Seligman explores the rhythms and patterns of the sun and moon through visual art, music, and poetry. At a time when the world is so fractured, shared experiences of the sun and moon remind us that we are all profoundly connected through nature.

When: Saturday, April 7, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: Free for members of students; $5 suggested donation

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

The Broadway Dolls — A concert featuring a roster of the most dynamic women on Broadway, this all-singing, all-dancing show is truly a unique live theatrical experience.

When: Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m.

Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Bayside

Cost: Price varies

Contact: (718) 631-6311

Holocaust Remembrance Program — The 11th annual program consists of a memorial candle lighting ceremony by survivors and their descendants. A complimentary light kosher supper will precede the program Registration required at www.brandeisassociation.org

When: Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. for supper)

Where: Queens County Civil Court Jury Room, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 575-8721

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