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

ART

Y Gallery: Talking With My Friends (Hablando con mis amigos), 63 friends, mostly visual artists and writers, assemble a piece of work about relationships and friends. Y Gallery, 32-70 85th St., Jackson Heights. (718) 565-6285, www.ygallerynewyork.com. (Through July 15. Last weekend to see.)

Local Project: Fluid, three screening programs showcasing the work of selected artists. Includes video art installations, shorts, motion graphics, art/music presentations. Opening screening Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. Local Project, 21-36 44th Road, Long Island City. The remaining two screenings will be held July 22 at The Creek and the Cave and July 28 at Flux Factory. 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. Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.: artists’ talks by Cuban designer Hector Villaverde and Victor Casaus. On view through Aug. 9. Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. (718) 997-4747.

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. Unisphere Gallery. Exhibit on view July 19-Sept. 30. 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. Through July 20. MeatSpace Gallery, 46-01 5th St., Long Island City. www.MeatSpaceGallery.com.

The Space: This Far and No Further, mixed media group show. Exbibit on view through Aug. 3. The Space, 25-17 41st Ave., Long Island City. (718) 752-0331, www.licspace.org.

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.

MUSIC

Astoria Waterfront Concert Series, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. July 12: The Elsbeary Hobbs Drifters; July 19: The Cab Calloway Orchestra. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool. (718) 728-7820, www.centralastoria.org.

Forest Park: Outdoor Music, summerlong series. Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Irish Festival with Andy Cooney and Stepdancers; Friday, July 13, 6-9 p.m.: karaoke; 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. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive off Woodhaven Boulevard, Forest Park, Woodhaven. Call 311 or visit www.nycgovparks.org.

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park, classical music under the stars and a fireworks finale. Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m. Free. Cunningham Park, enter at 193rd Street near 81st Avenue or Union Turnpike. www.nyphil.org.

Summer Moons Entertainment Series, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. July 12: ‘50s music; July 19: Charlie B Presents NYC Arts Cypher featuring Aquavibe. Free. Rockaway Center for the Arts, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Center. (718) 474-0861, www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Country & Western Music and Dancing, Jan Slow & the Vanishing Cowboys. Saturday, July 14 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.

P.S.1’s “Warm Up 2007” Series, music and DJ acts, Saturdays, 3-9 p.m. July 14: agnes b. presents Poni Hoax, the Penelopes, Frustration and others. 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.

Poppenhusen Institute Presents Risky Business, performing the sounds of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m. Free. Mac Neil Park, 5th Avenue and College Place, College Point. Bring a blanket or chair. (718) 358-0067.

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.

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.

FAMILY

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. Saturdays in July (14, 28) from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $5. Advanced registration required. Contact intern@noguchi.org.

Hands-On History: A Trick of the Eye, experience motion toys popular in the 1820s and one of the earliest forms of animation. $1 per thaumatrope. Saturdays in July (14, 21, 28), 1-4 p.m. King Manor Museum, King Park, Jamaica Ave. at 153rd St., Jamaica. www.kingmanor.org.

Astoria Summer Children’s Series, music, storytelling, theater, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. July 17: Ramzi El-Edilibi — Dances Around the World. 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 18: Bombazo Dance Theatre, Puerto Rican folklore celebration. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Forest Park Drive off Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven. Call 311 or visit www.nycgovparks.org.

Fort Totten Family Day, games, arts and crafts, health screenings, Native American activities, pet adoption, giveaways, and more. Free. Saturday, July 21, noon-4 p.m. Fort Totten, Parade Grounds, entrance at 212th St. and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside. (718) 352-4793, ext. 16.

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

FILM

Museum of the Moving Image: “It’s Only a Movie: Horror Films from the 1970s and Today,” Saturday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.: Special multimedia perfomance from Lance Weiler, director of “Head Trauma,” in its New York premiere. This story, about a drifter who returns to his grandmother’s abandoned house is brought to life through movies, music, gaming and theatrics, with characters emerging from the audience, a DJ providing the live soundtrack, and mobile phones becoming gaming devices. Preceded by a 7-minute video: “Ray Harryhausen Presents: The Pit and the Pendulum.” $12 members, $18 nonmembers. Sunday, July 15: “The House by the Cemetery” at 2 p.m., “Ichi the Killer” at 4 p.m. and “Wolf Creek” at 6:30 p.m. Retrospective continues through July 22. Screenings included with admission. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. (718) 784-4520, www.movingimage.us.

Cinemarosa, Queens’ only queer film series presents “Beyond Conception: Men Having Babies.” Sunday, July 15, 3-6 p.m. Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Park. www.cinemarosa.org, www.queensmuseum.org.

Socrates Sculpture Park: Outdoor Cinema 2007, outdoor festival celebrates a different country or culture each Wednesday. July 18 (Brazil): “This Is Bossa Nova.” Also sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and listen to performances by local musicians prior to the screening, beginning at 7 p.m. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. (718) 956-1819, www.socratessculpturepark.org.

THEATER/DANCE

“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.

OTHER

Dancing Under the Stars, Mondays, July 16, 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Wallenberg Square, Forest Park, Woodhaven. 311 or www.nyc.gov/parks.

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 13 (Brazil): “Favela Rising,” about a grass-roots effort to combat the oppression of the city’s most notorious slum. Portuguese with English subtitles. Maracatu NY (music). Carioca Capoeira & Samba (dance). Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Park. (718) 592-9700, www.queensmuseum.org.

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