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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:00 am


Queens Museum of Art: Il Lee — Ballpoint Drawings, using disposable ballpoint pens, a Korean-born artist creates dramatic ink fields on canvas and paper. Artist reception Thursday, July 19, 6-8 p.m. Exhibit on view July 19-Sept. 30. Unisphere Gallery. Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Park. (718) 592-9700, www.queensmuseum.org.

MeatSpace Gallery: Long Island City Sundial, project drawings by Heidi Neilson. MeatSpace Gallery, 46-01 5th St., Long Island City. www.MeatSpaceGallery.com. (Through July 20. Last chance to see..)

Local Project: Fluid, individual screening programs showcase the work of selected artists. Includes video art installations, shorts, motion graphics, art/music presentations. The next two screenings will be held Sunday, July 22 at 5 p.m. at The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; and Saturday, July 28 at 5 p.m. at Flux Factory, 38-38 43rd St., Long Island City. www.localproject.org/fluid.

Godwin-Ternbach: Sharing Dreams Across the Digital Divide — Cuban & American Graphic Art, 36 imaginative and brilliantly colored posters, created in an annual cross-cultural exchange between Cuban and American graphic designers, are on display. On Wednesday, July 25 at 12:15 p.m., Cuban graphic designer Yoana Yelin discusses her experience in “Sharing Dreams.” Exhibit on view through Aug. 9. Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. (718) 997-4747.

Noguchi Museum: Summertime Offerings, features the museum’s annual special installation of works from the permanent collection, along with new acquisitions. On view through Sept. 2. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City. (718) 204-7088, www.noguchi.org.


Forest Park: Outdoor Music, summerlong series. Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.: Jerry Cardone celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra; Friday, July 20, 6-9 p.m.: Billy C. & Friends Rock ‘n’ Roll; Sunday, July 22 at 4 p.m.: NYPD Auxiliary Band; Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.: Kirsten Thien in an evening of light music. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive off Woodhaven Boulevard, Forest Park, Woodhaven. 311 or www.nycgovparks.org.

Summer Moons Entertainment Series, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. July 19: Charlie B Presents NYC Arts Cypher featuring Aquavibe. July 26: four rap groups. Free. Rockaway Center for the Arts, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Center. (718) 474-0861, www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Astoria Waterfront Concert Series, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. July 19: Cab Calloway Orchestra; July 26: Cornell Gunter’s Coasters. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool. (718) 728-7820, www.centralastoria.org.

P.S.1’s “Warm Up 2007” Series, music and DJ acts, Saturdays, 3-9 p.m. July 21: Objektivity hosts Dennis Ferrer, Martinez Brothers and special guest performances. Admission on Warm Up Saturdays, from 2-9 p.m. is $10, includes access to all exhibitions. Free admission noon to 2 p.m. No $5 suggested admission or discounts available. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. (718) 784-2084, www.ps1.org.

St. Albans Jazz Festival, annual event. Saturday, July 21, from 4-11 p.m. Free. St. Albans Park, 115th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard. (718) 723-1800, www.blackspectrum.com.

Poppenhusen Institute Presents Phil Costa and “The Something Special Orchestra,” performing the sounds of the big bands. Sunday, July 22 at 6 p.m. Free. Mac Neil Park, 5th Avenue and College Place, College Point. Bring a blanket or chair. (718) 358-0067.

Flushing Town Hall: Summer Garden Concert Series, featuring Corina Bartra, Peruvian percussionist and vocalist. Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. (718) 463-7700, www.flushingtownhall.org.


Hands-On History: A Trick of the Eye, experience motion toys popular in the 1820s. $1 per thaumatrope. Saturday, July 21, 28, 1-4 p.m. King Manor Museum, King Park, Jamaica Ave. at 153rd St., Jamaica. www.kingmanor.org.

Colombian Independence Day Festival, colorful event brings out the flavor and energy of Colombian culture. Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Flushing Meadows Park. Call 311 or www.nyc.gov/parks.

Astoria Summer Children’s Series, music, storytelling, theater, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. July 24: Native American Storytellers. Athens Square Park, 30th Ave. and 30th St., Astoria. (718) 728-7820, www.nycgovparks.org.

Children’s Arts in the Park, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. July 25: “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” a bilingual performance. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Forest Park Drive off Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven. Call 311 or visit www.nycgovparks.org.

Thunderbird American Indian Midsummer Pow Wow, New York’s oldest and largest Pow Wow features Native American dance competitions with over 40 Indian nations represented. Selection of Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods. Friday, July 27, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, July 28, 1-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sunday, July 29, 1-5 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. (718) 347-3276.

Noguchi Museum: Art for Families, workshop includes interactive conversations in the museum’s galleries and hands-on art-making. For families with children ages 5-11. Saturday, July 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $5. Advanced registration required. Contact intern@noguchi.org.


Museum of the Moving Image: “It’s Only a Movie: Horror Films from the 1970s and Today,” series concludes July 22. Saturday, July 21: “Carrie” at 2 p.m., “Final Destination 3” at 4:30 p.m. and “Halloween” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22: “The House on the Left” at 4 p.m. with Amy Villarejo, who will discuss gender and sexuality following the screening. Also on July 22: “The Descent” at 6:30 p.m. Screenings included with admission. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. (718) 784-4520, www.movingimage.us.

Advance Screenings, new international and independent films. “Rocket Science,” smart, offbeat comedy about a stuttering, insecure student who joins the debating team to impress a girl. Free with museum admission. Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. Reservation privileges for members only. (718) 784-4520, www.movingimage.us.

Socrates Sculpture Park: Outdoor Cinema 2007, outdoor festival celebrates a different country or culture each Wednesday in July and August. July 25 (Japan): “Linda, Linda, Linda,” a dry, funny film about a girl band rehearsing for a rock festival. Aug. 1 (U.S.): “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T,” screenplay and lyrics by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss). Aug. 8 (India): “Kal Ho Naa Ho,” Bollywood extravaganza is a Romeo and Juliet tale. Prior to the screening, participants can also sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and listen to performances by local musicians, beginning at 7 p.m. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. (718) 956-1819, www.socratessculpturepark.org.


“Kingfish, Amos N’ Andy,” comedy about the first all-black TV show that hit the air waves in 1950, stirring up controversy but loved by millions. Sunday, July 22, 4 p.m. Tickets $20, $25, $30. Black Spectrum Theatre, Roy Wilkins Park, 177th St. and Baisley Blvd. entrance, Jamaica. (718) 723-1800, www.blackspectrum.com.


Queens Museum of Art: Passport Fridays, outdoor film, dance and music series with an international theme. Fridays in July and August, 6:30-10 p.m. July 20 (Colombia): “El Carro,” follows the travails of the Velezes, a typical middle-class family from Bogota, as they buy their first car in an attempt to move up the local social ladder. Spanish with English subtitles. Folkloric Ballet Mestizo (dance). La Cumbiamba eNeYe (music). July 27 (India): “Dor/The Thread,” about a headstrong, independent woman who, while seeking to save her husband, embarks on a journey that threatens her own future. Hindi with English subtitles. Dance in Queens Alumni Showcase and DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra) accompanied by live Dhol drummer and dancers. Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Park. ((718) 592-9700, www.queensmuseum.org.

Dancing Under the Stars, Monday, July 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Wallenberg Square, Forest Park, Woodhaven. 311 or www.nyc.gov/parks.

Latino Cultural Festival, 12-day extravaganza celebrates the diversity found in the many Latino communities in Queens. Events encompass film, concerts, theater, dance and spoken word. July 25-Aug. 5. Wednesday, July 25, 8 p.m.: Avantago (Argentina), New York jazz intersects with Argentine tango. Thursday, July 26, 8 p.m.: Noche Flamenca (Spain), dance troupe presents flamenco’s movement and music in its purest form. Friday, July 27, 8:30 p.m.: Joe Vasconcellos (Chile), blending Brazilian beats, Chilean folk music and politically charged lyrics, the singer-songwriter callsl attention to impending environmental concerns. Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m.: Semilla (Mexico), older emigres join their American-raised children in dance. (Free) Saturday, July 28, 8 p.m.: Yarina (Ecuador), explores the indigenous traditions of the Andes through jazz, classical and Latin genres. (Day of show $25; advance $20; three or more shows $18.) Sunday, July 29, 3 p.m.: Banda Sifonica de la Vall d’Uix’o (Valencia, Spain), keeps alive the tradition of the large Spanish brass band. (Free) Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Park. Tickets, unless otherwise noted: day of show $35; advance $30; three or more shows $28. For information on additional scheduled events, call (718) 760-0064 or go online at www.queenstheatre.org.

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