Queens Arts and Events Calendar

Stop by the Cambria Heights branch of the Queens Library as Joanne M. Cherisma signs copies of her book, “I Never Thought I Would Be a Statistic.”
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Silent Disco Dance Party — Come to a silent disco dance party at New York City’s largest indoor/outdoor beer garden. Admission gets you access to wireless headphones with three live DJ options. Must be 21 or older to attend.
When: Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Studio Square, 35-33 36th St.
Cost: $5
Contact: (718) 939-0647

STEM Night: ACCESS Space Exploration — Do you know a middle school, high school or college student who is interested in outer space? Bring them to STEM Night: ACCESS Space Exploration at the New York Hall of Science. Learn about careers in the space industry and view artwork made by a collaboration of artists and scientists. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Students under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Students and teachers should bring their school IDs. This event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 47-01 111th St., Corona.
When: Friday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: New York Hall of Science
Cost: Free
Contact: (718) 699-0005

“Decorating a Room of One’s Own” — Come to the Astoria Bookshop to hear Susan Harlan discuss her new book “Decorating a Room of One’s Own” with fellow author Maris Kreizman. The book contains humorous interior design “interviews” with literary characters about their fictional homes.
When: Friday, Oct. 12, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Astoria Bookshop
Cost: Free
Contact: (718) 278-2665

Jazz Quartet — Do you like jazz? Come to Flushing Town Hall to hear a jazz quartet featuring music by Andrea Brachfeld and Bill O’Connell. Their work “If Not Now, When?” contains nine pieces for flute, piano, bass and drums.
When: Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.
Where: Flushing Town Hall
Cost: $16; $10 for members and students
Contact: (718) 463-7700

Dance Performances at Green Space — Erick Montes/Danceable Projects will be presenting a commentary on the present day in “Otherwise,” and Hector Canonge will showcase struggles and recovery in “Tullido.”
When: Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m.
Where: 37-24 24th St., Long Island City
Cost: $22 credit at door; $20 cash at door; $17 online
Contact: (718) 886-3800

Global Kids 5K — Run, walk or push a stroller in the Global Kids 5K. Support a nonprofit that informs New York City public schoolers of global human rights issues with this fun race. Register at 5K.globalkids.org.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Fowler Avenue and College Point Boulevard
Cost: $35 registration fee; $25 early registration fee
Contact: info@friendsofmaplegrove.org

“I Never Thought I Would Be a Statistic” Book Signing — Meet the author and get your book signed! Joanne M. Cherisma will be at the Queens Library celebrating and signing her book, “I Never Thought I Would Be a Statistic,” at 1 p.m. No registration required. Signed books can be purchased for $20.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Cambria Heights branch of Queens Library
Cost: Free to attend
Contact: info@friendsofmaplegrove.org

After Sandy — Were you or someone you know affected by Superstorm Sandy? Join in a community conversation about the subject After Sandy. The conversation will feature the reading of a historic piece, discussion on how communities were affected and light refreshments. Seating is limited and registration is required. Email info@friendsofmaplegrove.org to RSVP.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12 p.m.
Where: 83-15 Kew Gardens Road
Cost: Free
Contact: info@friendsofmaplegrove.org

Archipelago NY Book Talk — Interested in New York history? Come to the Archipelago NY Book Talk at the Queens Historical Society. Author Thomas Halaczinsky will discuss his book and show photographs of more than 70 New York islands. Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 143-35 37th Ave. in Flushing
Cost: $5; $3 for students and seniors; free for members
Contact: (718) 939-0647

77 WABC Morning Sports Show — Bourbon Street in Bayside will be hosting “Sid, Sports Sunday” live. Sid Rosenberg’s Sports Show is a live broadcast and not open to the general public. Sid’s listeners and fans will ‘win their way in’ to attend. Listen to Sid during his morning show with Bernie & Sid on 77 WABC, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a chance to win , or visit wabcradio.com.
When: Sunday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Bourbon Street
Cost: Free
Contact: (718) 224-2200

Mental Health First Aid Training — Learn how to help in a mental health crisis. Central Queens Y and Thrive NYC have partnered up for a day of mental health first aid training. This event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Register for free at www.centralymwha.timetap.com/.
When: Sunday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills
Cost: Free
Contact: www.nyc.gov/mhfa

Harvest Fest — Come celebrate the season with the Queens Botanical Garden’s Harvest Fest. This family-fun event includes crafts, inflatables, face painting, a petting zoo, vendors and more. Some activities require additional fees.
When: Sunday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children ages 4 to 12; free for members and children ages 3 and under

Reading of “The Importance of Being Earnest” — Enjoy a staged reading of “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Queens Library, performed by The Titan Theatre company. No registration required.
When: Monday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Forest Hills branch of Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.
Cost: Free
Contact: (718) 268-7934

Fall Bridal Expo — Getting married? Come to Terrace on the Park’s Fall Bridal Expo to meet photographers, DJs, florists, hair and makeup artists and more. There will be two live DJ showcases, a bridal fashion show and lots of prizes and giveaways. Not for children under 14. This event is at 6 p.m. at 5211 111th St., Corona.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m.
Where: Terrace on the Park
Cost: $20 at the door; $10 advanced tickets;
Contact: (718) 592-5000

“The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” — Are you a bird fan? Come hear Corey Finger discuss and show photos of “The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” at the Alley Pond Environmental Center. Light refreshments will be served.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center
Cost: Free
Contact: (718) 229-4000

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