QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave.
Photo courtesy of JCAL

As we shift into the fall, there are still a lot of things going on around Queens for people to do this weekend. Whether it’s festivals, special film screenings, performances or anything else, there’s plenty of fun things to do. Here are some of the notable things happening this weekend.

Friday, Sept. 22

Film Screening of “The Shattered Mind”

The NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs invite the public to attend a screening for this film at the Museum of the Moving Image. This award-winning movie is the first feature film about a black deaf family. (Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Admission: Free).

Making Moves Dance Festival

Presented by the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, this annual event serves as a platform for promoting new, emerging and underrepresented dance companies. (Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: Free).

Saturday, Sept. 23

Glow Cultural Center 2023 Fall Festival

Take part in this event celebrating the Glow Cultural Center’s community and culture. There will be pony rides, games, prizes, bouncy houses, snack/food stalls, giveaways and more. (Kissena Corridor Park, 189-05 Underhill Ave., Flushing. Noon to 4 p.m. Admission: Free).

Moon Festival at the Shops at Skyview

This annual event will feature live musical and dancing performances, as well as Hong Kong MX mooncake and dimsum tastings. There will also be a workshop for people to learn how to create their own mooncakes. (The Shops at Skyview, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing. 2 to 5 p.m. Admission: Free or $33.85 for ticketed exclusive events).

Sunday, Sept. 24

Last Call Comedy Show

Come see some of the best comedians in New York City perform at the Bridge and Tunnel Brewery. This event is also pet-friendly. (Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, 15-35 Decatur St., Ridgewood. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission: Free).

Culture Bridge: Reading and Singing From Classic Chinese Poems to Contemporary Poetry

The Oriental Operatic Artists Association and the Queens Public Library in Flushing are teaming up to host a performance of contemporary and classic Chinese poetry being recited and sung. The works span from famous pieces of classic literature to those from modern Chinese poets. (Queens Public Library: Flushing, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 2 to 4 p.m. Admission: Free).