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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

“World Involution,” with works by Colombia native Rocard Cardenas Mo that evoke the countryside while grappling with encroaching urbanism. Through Sun., July 7, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 sug., free students, teens. Info/RSVP: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

“Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Art of the Natural World,” with works in multiple media from around the world, from the days of ancient Egypt to modern times. Through Thu., July 11, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 997-4747, gtmuseum.org.

“Hand & I,” with embroidered works by 19 artists that address climate, race, gender, immigration, and the U.S. prison system, in “a cri de coeur for social justice.” Through Sun., July 14, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.org.

“Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan,” with more than 80 works by the artists and friends Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa who sought to make modern art through “true development” of Japanese traditions. Through Sun., July 14, The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. $10; $5 seniors, students; NYC HS students, kids under 12 free. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org.

“Urban Dance,” with photographs that capture the global dynamics and transforming experience of cities worldwide. Through Sun., July 21, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

“Summer Exhibition,” with works by more than 50 artists in various media from painting to sculpture, photography and more. Through Fri., July 27, The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-0722, licartsopen.com.

“Doldrums,” with works by three artists, including Emily Ludwig Shaffer’s “Friends and Family,” left, that reflect the namesake region of the Atlantic Ocean known to becalm ships, with muggy air weighing on their crews. Through Fri., Aug. 2, Mrs., 60-40 56 Drive, Maspeth. Free. Info: (347) 841-6149, mrsgallery.com. Emily Ludwig Shaffer

“Closed for Installation,” with overlooked everyday objects like bulletin boards, park benches and water fountains remade by Fiona Connor; and “More or Less Bone,” a monumental work in fiberglass and paint by Jean-Luc Moulene. Through Mon., July 29, SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. $10 suggested; $5 students. Info: (718) 361-1750, sculpture-center.org.

“Escape: Celebrating the Great Outdoors,” with paintings created en plein air that represent the artists’ intimate communion with the landscape, including Emilie Lee’s “Indian Creek Canyon,” above; with a portion of proceeds going to The Nature Conservancy. Through Thu., Sept. 5, Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11 St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-5164, eleventhstreetarts.com.

“Tree of Life,” with nearly 40 works by 9 artists meant to convey peace and harmony, all for sale, with a portion of he proceeds to benefit the Pittsburgh synagogue of the same name where 11 were killed and 7 wounded in an Oct. 2018 shooting. Through Thu., Aug. 1, Red Pipe Cafe, 71-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 224-8359, bit.ly/2GAm0Nk

MUSIC

Jazz Jam, the monthly event led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, with all musicians and vocalists welcome to join in. Wed., July 3, 7-10 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free to play or sing; $10 to listen; free students and teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

“The Mighty Sparrow,” the “Calypso King of the World,” who’s produced hits since the 1950s, performs Trinidadian music, heads a West Indian music show also featuring “Casym Steel Orchestra and Future Roots” live at SummerStage, Fri., July 5, 7-9 p.m., Springfield Park, Springfield Blvd. & 184th St. Info: (212) 639-9675, cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage.

Haitian music concert, The Tabou Combo, Lakou Mizik and DJ Sabine Blaizin perform different styles of Haitian music, sponsored by the City Parks Foundation. Sun., July 7, 6-9 p.m. Springfield Park, Springfield Blvd. and 184th Street, Springfield Gardens. Free. Info: (212) 360-1399, Info@CityParksFoundation.org.

Ralph McDaniels’ “Soul Jam,” the bard of hip-hop, the longtime VJ/DJ and host of Video Music Box is joined by Blue Magic and DJ Hollywood, the great 1970’s acts. Sat., July 6, 6-9 p.m., “Summer Stage,” Springfield Park, Springfield Blvd. & 184th St, Springfield Gardens. Info: (212) 639-9675, cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage.

Queens Symphony Orchestra, performing “Dances that Move the World” at St. John’s University’s 21st Annual Great Lawn Concert in an exploration of how various cultures celebrate their fellowship through music. Tue., July 23, 7 p.m. St. John’s University’s Great Lawn, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows. Free. In the event of a rainout, the concert will be relocated to the campus’s Little Theatre. Info: (718) 990-1912, stjohns.edu.0

FILM

“Cielo,” the 2018 documentary meditating on the beauty of the heavens above Chile using time-lapse cameras. Wed., July 3, 7 p.m. (cultural performances and food offerings; movie at nightfall), Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org.

“The Matrix,” the 1999 sci-fi classic starring Keanu Reeves, which has been lauded for its innovative visual effects, part of the See it Big! Action series. Sat., July 6, 2:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888, movingimage.us.

“Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” an exclusive version for science centers and museums of the 2019 documentary about the mission that landed men on the moon for the first time 50 years ago, with never-before-seen footage. Daily through Tue., Jan. 21, 2020, 3 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. $6; $5 kids, students, seniors, plus admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

KIDS / FAMILIES

Autism Access Morning, with families who have members on the autism spectrum getting early access to the Museum of the Moving Image before the general public, to explore exhibits and participate in art-making projects. Sat., July 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $5; free kids under 3. Info: (718) 777-6888, movingimage.us.

SPECIAL EVENTS

OLMC Feast 2019, in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino Di Nola, with entertainment, games, rides, Mass, Giglio, boatlift, Old Timer’s Day and more. Wed., July 10-Sun., July 21 (certain events at certain times), OLMC Church, 275 N. Eighth St., Brooklyn. Free. Info: (718) 384-0223, olmcchurchbk.com.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

Environmental Science Workshops, by the Eastern Queens Alliance, offer exciting hands-on STEM lessons for children ages 8-12. Six-week workshop series 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 8-Thu. Aug. 5, Park House of Springfield Park, 146-02 Springfield Blvd. $32 per week or $150 for six weeks; scholarships available. Snacks served. Preregistration required. Info: (347) 824-2301, eqa-ippc/science-in-the-park, idlewildesc@easternqueensallianceorg.

Life drawing, with a live nude model, free drinks, music, no judgments, no skeptical eyes. Each Thu., 6:30 p.m., The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $10. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

Beginner’s Spanish, so you too can say, “Yo hablo el Espa–ol.” Each Tue., Fri., 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Free. Info: (718) 268-5960.

CLUBS

Knit & Crochet Club, with participants meeting up to share techniques and patterns and bringing their own supplies. Each Fri., 10:30 a.m., Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156 Ave. Free. Info: (718) 641-7086, queenslibrary.org.

Public speaking sessions, sponsored by the Jade Toastmasters Club. Each first and third Wed. of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aloha Abacus Math, 41-25 Kissena Blvd., #103, Flushing (press “0” at elevator). Free. Info: Denise Zayas, (718) 888-9215, jadetoastmasters@gmail.com.

MARKETS

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church Flea Market, outdoors, with 160 vendors. Every Sat.-Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Union Tpke. and Parsons Blvd.-150 St., Jamaica. Info: (718) 969-3226.

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens. Info: (347) 709-7661, richmondhillfleamarket.com.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Israeli folk dancing, with instruction for beginners, in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Each Mon., 7:30 p.m. (beginners’ instruction); 8:30-10 p.m. (intermediate dances), Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. $10. Info: (718) 380-4145, hillcrestjc.org.

Yoga and tai chi, with participants enjoying classes in sun or shade. Yoga: each Sat., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; each Sun., 10-11 a.m.; tai chi: each Sun., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; both through Sept. 15, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Howard Beach Senior Center, with exercise classes every weekday except Thu., varying times; dances with a DJ and hot lunch every Tue., 12-3 p.m.; art classes every Thu., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; intro to sign language every Fri., 10-11:30 a.m.; karaoke every Wed., 1-3 p.m.; monthly book club; and more, 155-55 Crossbay Blvd. Info: (718) 738-8100.

Maspeth Senior Center, 6961 Grand Ave. Free English classes for Chinese speakers, computer instruction, Silver Sneakers, tai chi, yoga and more; breakfast and lunch served. Info: (718) 429-3636.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers daily fitness classes for seniors:aerobics to music, lower-body toning, chair yoga, sit and be fit, Zumba, qi gong and tai chi; multimedia and watercolor painting, every Thu. & Fri.; friendly book, movie and poetry club, Wed., 1-2 p.m. monthly. Center open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Call: (718) 894-3441.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., is proud to offer the following programs, available to anyone 60+. Zumba for both beginners and continuing students, Tue., 9:30 a.m.; aerobics by Shape Up NYC, for anyone 18+, Fridays at 11 a.m.; Dear Abby discussion group, Thu., 11 a.m.; movie screenings, Wed., 1 p.m. Info: (718) 591-3377, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Della Monica-Steinway Senior Center. Serving adults 60 and over. 23-56 Broadway, Astoria. Exercise classes daily, 10 a.m. Social dancing every Mon. and Thu., 1 p.m. Daily lunch served 11:45 a.m. Info: (718) 626-1500.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mon. at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mon. and Thurs. at 10:30; Eldercise, Tues. at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wed. at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thurs. at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fri. at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Mon., Tues. and Fri. at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thurs. of month. Monthly buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

Gold Senior Center, cultural, educational and recreational programs; socialization, interaction and meeting new friends, weekly yoga class, hot, kosher nutritious meals, stimulating programs, games, trips, current events, speakers, entertainment, singalongs and “Zumba for Seniors.” $3 suggested contribution. Every Wed., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing, nfo: (718) 380-4145.

SNAP: Services Now for Adult Persons, a full-service neighborhood center with exercise classes, line dancing, table pool, hot lunch daily, sewing, jewelry, quilting classes and more. 133-33 Brookville Blvd., suite LL5, Rosedale. Info: (718) 525-8899, snapqueens.org.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Monthly bereavement group, for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, with informative handouts and light refreshments provided. Wed., July 10 and each second Wed. of the month, 2:30-4 p.m., Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Free. Info: (718) 335-6049, maspethtownhall.org.

Free peer-led community mental health group, held by Recovery International. Each Mon., 6-7:45 p.m., Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156 Ave. Info: Certified Peer Specialist Holly Weiss, (347) 906-1260.

Bereavement groups for assistance dealing with loss and the process towards healing, with others experiencing similar situations. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Registration req’d. Info: (718) 268-5011, ext. 160, olderadults@cgy.org.

Knitting and crocheting class, to learn a new skill or share an idea for a craft project, by Jamaica Senior Program for Older Adults. Each Thu., 10:30-11:30 a.m., T. Jackson Adult Center, 92-47 165 St. Info: (718) 657-6500, jspoa.org.

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