QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

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There will be plenty to do this weekend in Queens when it comes to entertainment. Whether it’s music, food and drinks or something else, there are plenty of events taking place over the weekend in Queens.

Friday, Aug. 25

ElectroniCON 2023

Enjoy music from artists including Night Tempo, Saint Pepsi, Neon Vectors, Pictureplane, Luxury Elite and Esprit空想. There will be indoor and outdoor stages, as well as interactive experiences. (Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission: $48.16)

Rockaway Beach Surf Music Festival

Head to the beach for the 3rd Annual Rockaway Beach Surf Music Festival, featuring Drip 2.O, Guitar Up! and the Bali Lamas. (Rockaway Bazaar, 97-01 Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission: Free)

Saturday, Aug. 26

Storytime and Craft at Queens Botanical Garden 

Head to the Queens Botanical Garden for a family-friendly morning of seasonally-themed storytime and craft activities. (Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main St., Flushing. 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Admission: Prices vary)

Catch The Beat Festival

Finish the summer with a bang at this event, featuring New York’s finest musicians, comedians, food and drinks. (Second Chance NYC, 121-13 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica. 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Admission: $25)

Sunday, Aug. 27

Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America

Enjoy an exhibit exploring how Chinese food is defined and interpreted through personal stories of 33 Chinese and Asian American chefs. Attendees are invited into a conversation about Chinese food’s meaning as a platform for experimentation, a test of authenticity, a means of immigrant survival and a microcosm of Chinese culture. (Tangram, 133-33 39th Ave., Flushing. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission: Free)

All Ireland Sunday

Finish the weekend with Irish music from singer-songwriter Kevin McCormack and Paddy Glynn at this event. (The Dugout, 3977-3959 61st St., Woodside. 3:00 p.m. Admission: Free)