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Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2007 12:00 am


The Space: This Far and No Further, mixed media group show. The Space, 25-17 41st Ave., Long Island City. (718) 752-0331, www.lic space.org. (Through Aug. 3. Last chance to see.)

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. Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. (718) 997-4747. (On view through Aug. 9. Last week to see.)


CityParks Concerts, Springfield Park, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Aug. 2: Roy Ayers. Aug. 9: Percy Sledge. Springfield Park, 184th Street and 146th Road, Springfield Gardens. (212) 360-8290, www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Forest Park: Outdoor Music, Thursday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.: Ray Abrams Swing Band. Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.: BR & Timebomb, R&B, rock, reggae, funk, soul and pop. Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.: Plastic Sole & the Four Pops, evening of ’50s, ‘60s, ‘70s music. Friday, Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m.: karaoke. Free. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park. 311 or www.nycgovparks.org.

Summer Moons Entertainment Series, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Aug. 2: NYC Arts Cypher featuring Aquavibe. Aug. 9: Cool Hand Lou and the Downtown Daddy-O’s. Free. Rockaway Center for the Arts, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Center. (718) 474-0861, www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Flushing Town Hall: Summer Garden Concerts, Miho Nobuzane, Japanese pianist and composer uses her classical training and technique to create a unique Afro-Brazilian, funk jazz style. Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. (718) 463-7700, www.flushingtownhall.org.

P.S.1’s “Warm Up 2007” Series, music and DJ acts. Saturdays, 3-9 p.m. Aug. 4: Psychic TV, Flaming Fire, and DJs Cool Gyspy Bogdan, In Flagranti and Nick Rothenberg. Admission from 2-9 p.m. is $10, includes 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.

Queens Symphony Orchestra: Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.: “Night at the Movies,” soundtracks from popular movies at St. John’s University Great Lawn, 80-00 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica; Sunday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m.: “Summer in Italy,” and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m.: “Red, White & Blue,” both at Forest Park Bandshell, Woodhaven. Call 311 or visit www.nycgovparks.org.

Astoria Waterfront Concerts, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.: The Marvelettes. Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.: The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Free. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd. between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool. (718) 728-7820, www.centralastoria.org.


Hands-On History: Back to School, children can make a small notebook and create a simple bookmark for school. Saturdays in August (4, 11, 18, 25). $1 per participant. King Manor Museum, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street, Jamaica. www.kingmanor.org.

Noguchi Museum: Art for Families, includes hands-on art-making for families with children 5-11. Aug. 5, 12, 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $5. Advanced registration required. Contact intern@noguchi.org.

Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival, music, ethnic foods, vendors and cultural activities. Opens with JAMS Under the Stars concert in Kings Park (Jamaica Ave. at 153rd St.) on Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m., followed by an all-day festival. Parsons Boulevard to 169th Street on Saturday, Aug. 4. (718) 526-3217, www.go2ccj.org.

Puppets Go Wild at the Queens Zoo, Wildlife Theater Players teach and entertain. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m., until Labor Day. Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St. (718) 271-1500.


Uneasy Riders: American Film in the Nixon Years 1970-1974, six-weekend series includes 22 lesser-known films from that era and personal appearances. Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3:30 p.m.: “Husbands,” alternately hilarious and lacerating buddy film about boozing, self-loathing suburbanites fumbling toward personal freedom; Sunday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m.: “Play It As It Lays,” adaptation of Joan Didion’s novel about a crumbling actress, played by Tuesday Weld, who faces bouts of existential despair. Paid admission includes film screenings. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria. (718) 784-4520, www.movingimage.us.

World Cinema Showcase, celebration of Indian cinema continues. Anu Chopra, author of “King of Bollywood,” introduces advance preview of “Devdas,” about a tragic, tempermental man who rebels against his parents to marry the woman he loves. Friday, Aug. 10 at 7: 30 p.m. Free with museum admission. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. (718) 784-4520, www.movingimage.us.

Socrates Sculpture Park: Outdoor Cinema 2007, a different country or culture each Wednesday. Aug. 8 (India): “Kal Ho Naa Ho,” Bollywood extravaganza is a Romeo and Juliet tale. Prior to the screening, participants can 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.


“My Fair Lady,” presented by the St. Gregory’s Theatre Group. Aug. 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 5, 12 at 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 seniors and children. Gregorian Hall, Cross Island Parkway North and 87th Avenue, Bellerose. (718) 989-2451 or tickets@sgtg.org.

“The Wizard of Oz,” everyone’s favorite characters come to life. Friday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue off Springfield Blvd. Call 311 or visit www.nycgovparks.org.

Country & Western Music and Dancing, Neil Scott Johnson Band performs. Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and over. Dance lessons at 8 p.m. Band starts at 8:30 p.m. Country Music Association members $10; nonmembers $13. Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave. (718) 763-4328, www.nymcma.org.


Queens Museum of Art: Passport Fridays, outdoor film, dance and music series with an international theme. Fridays through August, 6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 3 (Africa): “U-Carmen E-Khayelitsha,” contemporary film adaptation of George Bizet’s opera, “Carmen.” Plus Dance in Queens Awardee and African Underground All-Stars live percussion. Aug. 10 (China): “Curse of the Golden Flower,” an imperial Chinese family loses internal strength due to a power struggle between the emperor, the empress and the couple’s three sons. Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Park. (718) 592-9700, www.queensmuseum.org.

Latino Cultural Festival, celebrates Queens’ diversity with films, concerts, theater, dance and spoken word. Aug. 2, 7 p.m.: Open Mic Spoken Word Poetry by Sharon Maldonado. Free; Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m.: Coba and Claudia Trio (Colombia, Peru), studio theater. Day of show $20, advance $15, 3 or more shows $12; Aug. 3, 8 p.m.: Roy Brown (Puerto Rico). Day of show $35, advance $30, 3 or more shows $28.; Aug. 4, 2 p.m.: Piratas en el Callao (Peru). Free; Aug. 4, 8 p.m.: Petrona Martinez (Colombia). Day of show $40, advance $35, three or more shows $32. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Park. (718) 760-0064, www.queenstheatre.org.

Murder at the Sock Hop! comedy murder-mystery dinner show. Saturday, August 4 at 8 p.m. $45 per person. Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. (718) 721-7777.

Dragon Boat Festival, multicultural celebration and sporting event featuring more than 100 teams competing in a dragon boat race, performances, demonstrations and an international selection of food. Free admission. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Meadows Lake, Flushing Meadows Park. (718) 767-1776.

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