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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:49 pm, Thu Sep 19, 2019.

EXHIBITS

“Searching the Sky for Rain,” with works by multiple artists that disregard how the art industry regulates and classifies differences into categories, and “École du soir (The Evening Academy),” with works by Christian Nyampeta concerned with “thinking Africa” and the idea of the evening school, informed by traditions. Both Sun., Sept. 15 (opening reception 6-8 p.m.)-Mon., Dec. 16, SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. $10 suggested; $5 students. Info: (718) 361-1750, sculpture-center.org.

“Relative Fields in a Garden,” a multimedia collaboration between portraitist Heidi Howard and her mother, sound sculptor Liz Phillips, that combines fantastical flora with field recordings to depict three generations of women and Phillips’ garden in Sunnyside. Through Sun., Feb. 16, 2020, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, kids. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

“A Piece of Yourself: Gift Giving in Self-Taught Art,” with one-of-a-kind works from the 18th to 21st centuries presented as gifts with an immediate and personal nature. Through Tue., Dec. 31, American Folk Art Museum’s Self-Taught Genius Gallery, 47-29 32 Place, Long Island City. Free. Info: (212) 595-9533, folkartmuseum.org.

“Who Takes Care of New York?”, an exploration of NYC civic groups and how they care for their communities, with maps, art and storytelling meant to empower visitors on how to make lasting change. Through Sun., Sept. 29 (special events on select days throughout), Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

“Threads and Pigments,” with works by nine Korean-American artists using bright colors, including Sui Park’s “Hidden Gem,” above, and materials such as stitched threads that symbolize diversity and a connection between cultures. Fri., Sept. 13 (opening reception 6-8 p.m.)-Sun., Sept. 29, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested; free students. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org. Courtesy photo

“Under the Bonsai Tree,” with sculptures and drawings by Chris Bogia that reflect perfection and reference the home, though sometimes with a darker element. Through Sat., Nov. 2, Mrs., 60-40 56 Drive, Maspeth. Free. Info: (347) 841-6149, mrsgallery.com..

“Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow Hues,” exploring the science and artistry behind Louis C. Tiffany’s groundbreaking achievements in iridescent art glass, with vivid colors, hypnotizing patterns and more. Through Sun., Oct. 6, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

“Imaging Women in the Space Age,” with vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, TV, film, pop culture, toys and more; part of Space Out Summer programs honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Through Sun., Nov. 3, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

“Sculpture & Textiles by Linda Rettich,” with sculptural scenes made of tiny beads, figures, textiles, culinary delights and more. Through Sun., Dec. 22, Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $2 suggested. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

MUSIC

Con Brio Ensemble Twilight Concert, with works by Franz Mittler, Antonin Dvorak, Krzysztof Penderecki and Augusta Read Thomas performed on violin, viola, cello and piano. Sun., Sept. 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m., The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. $12; $10 seniors, students. Info: (718) 459-1277, conbrioensemble.org.

The Maspeth Melody Makers, a new chorus for people who wish to sing in a group for the sheer joy of it, with no auditions or previous experience singing in a group necessary. Each Wed., 1:30-2:30 p.m., the Selfhelp Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Free. Info: (718) 429-3636.

DANCE

Take Root, with EnterArt and Arim Dance. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 20-21, 8 p.m. $17; $20 cash at door; $22 credit card. Fertile Ground, featuring multiple dance troupes and post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Valerie Green. Sun., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. $15; free teens. Both part of monthly series at Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Long Island City. Info: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org.

Queensboro Dance Festival, with multiple troupes from the borough performing as part of a tour running through Sun., Oct. 6. Sat., Sept. 14, 2-3:30 p.m., the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free. Info/RSVP (requested): (929) 282-0620, queensborodancefestival.com.

Making Moves Dance Festival, with 11 choreographers and multiple dance troupes performing indoors and out. Thu.-Sat., Sept. 19-22, various times, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave. $10 each indoor show; otherwise free. Info/RSVP: (718) 658-7400, jcal.org.

LECTURES / TALKS

Author Talk With Dina Santorelli, with the Ridgewood native discussing her four crime thrillers, the “Baby Grand” trilogy and “In the Red,” her newest book, hosted by the Friends of the Maspeth Library. Sat., Sept. 21, 3-4 p.m., Maspeth Library, 69-70 Grand Ave. Free. Info: (718) 639-5228, queenslibrary.org. Courtesy photo

The Birds of a Restored Grassland Project in Northern Nassau County, with ornithologist Stephane Perreault presenting bird data from the nearly 10 years of work at the 400-acre Greentree Foundation site. Wed., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000, qcbirdclub.org.

FILM

“Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” an exclusive version 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.

TOURS / HIKES

Harvest Moon Sunset Walk, a hike around the West Pond Trail teaching about the area’s nocturnal residents. Fri., Sept. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Birding for Beginners, an introductory nature walk teaching the essentials of birdwatching. Sat., Sept. 14, 10-11 a.m. Beginner Map and Compass, with participants learning how to know where they are when GPS is not available. Sat., Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m. Osprey Watch Guided Walk, a guided stroll for all ages along the West Pond Trail with talk about the seaside raptors. Sun., Sept. 15, 10-11:30 a.m. All starting at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, spotting and ID’ing birds and learning how the Queens Botanical Garden provides them with resources like food and shelter. Sat., Sept. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students, $2 children over 3. Info/registration (required): (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

The 1939 & 1964 World’s Fairs, a walk through Flushing Meadows Corona Park led by the Municipal Art Society, with sights such as the Queens Museum, Unisphere, Westinghouse TIme Capsule, assorted statues and more. Sat., Sept. 14, 2-4 p.m., starting location given with registration. $30. Info: (212) 935–3960, mas.org.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

Creative Writing: Mapping Memorable Moments, with instructor Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons leading discussions and writing exercises on how to make particular moments come alive on the page. Sun., Sept. 15, 5-6 p.m., Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31 St. $10 suggested. Info: (718) 278-2665, astoriabookshop.com. needpix.com

Defensive driving course, for better skills, insurance and point reduction; and to cut down on accidents, by the National Safety Council. Sat., Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Mel’s Church of Flushing, 26-15 154 St. $45. Info/registration: (631) 360-9720.

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. Kew Gardens Road. Free. Info: (718) 268-5960.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Ridgewood Library Outdoors Fall Fun Day & Flea Market, with face-painting, games for kids, items for sale and more, by the friends of the library. Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2012 Madison St. Free. Info: (718) 821-4770.

Richmond Hill Block Association Park Fair, the 46th annual, with food, rides, games, music, raffles and vendors. Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Forest Park, Myrtle Ave. and Park Lane South. Free. Info: (718) 894-3759, rhba@att.net.

Queens Irish Heritage Night, the 2nd annual, with music, dance, sport, food and drink available for purchase and more. Sat., Sept. 14, 3-9 p.m., Hunter’s Point South Park, near 48 Ave. and Center Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: hunterspointparks.org.

Antique Motorcycle Show, the 39th annual, with more than 100 old bikes, trophies, live music, food and more. Sun., Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $7; $11 at door. Info: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Momo Crawl, the eighth annual, with more than 25 restaurants and carts selling the Himalayan dumplings, to benefit Students for a Free Tibet. Sun., Sept. 15, 1-5 p.m., meeting at Diversity Plaza, 37 Road between 73 and 74 Sts., Jackson Heights. $10 for Momo Passport; each momo $1. Info: (212) 358-0071,

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Artists in Motion Dance Center Open House, a family fun event with music, dancing, gifts, raffles and more, to celebrate the studio’s grand opening. Sat., Sept. 21, 12-4 p.m., 62-19 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Free. Info: (718) 366-2212, artistsinmotionnyc.com.

“Family Feud” tryouts, with five people related by blood, marriage or legal adoption auditioning for the popular game show. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 14-15 (times and location not disclosed beyond “the New York area”); or by video submission. Info: (818) 451-4281, familyfeud.com/audition.

CLUBS

Alley Eco-Club — a Citizen Science Club for Adults, a new group with participants making and recording their observations about the natural world and discussing them at meetings. Sun., Sept. 22 (and each 2nd and 4th Sun. of the month), 10 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com, tom0153@hotmail.com.

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.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., Sept. 21 (and every other Saturday all year), 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. $12. Info: (718) 478-3100.

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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Lecture: How to Talk to Your Doctor, at AARP Auburndale Chapter 3334 meeting, with new members welcome, refreshments, socialization, bingo and 50/50. Mon., Sept. 16, 1-4 p.m., Msgr. Finnerty Parish Center, 195 St. and 45 Ave., Bayside. Info: (718) 357-3365.

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.

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.

Medicare specialist consultations, by appointment, every other Wed., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy. Info: (718) 225-1144.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Monthly bereavement group, for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, with informative handouts and light refreshments provided. 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.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

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