“At Sea,” with works by multiple artists in various media using sea imagery to address the idea of being adrift in the face of fraught events, natural and manmade, global and personal. Sun., Sept. 29 (opening reception 2-5 p.m.)-Sun., Dec. 8, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.org.
“Diplomacy,” with works by 11 international artists responding to the architecture and Cold War history of Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, along with photos, plans and other ephemera related to it. Thu., Sept. 19 (opening reception 4-7 p.m.)-Fri., Nov. 22, Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 990-7476, stjohns.edu.
“Creative Mosaic,” with artists working in multiple media responding to the sounds, flavors, colors and traditions of innumerable cultures that make up Queens. Through Sun., Oct. 13, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.
“Threads and Pigments,” with works by nine Korean-American artists using bright colors, and materials such as stitched threads that symbolize diversity and a connection between cultures. Through Sun., Sept. 29, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested; free students. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.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), Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Searching the Sky for Rain,” with works by multiple artists that disregard how the art industry regulates and classifies differences into categories, and “…cole du soir (The Evening Academy),” with works by Christian Nyampeta concerned with “thinking Africa” and the idea of the evening school, informed by traditions. Through Mon., Dec. 16, SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. $10 suggested; $5 students. Info: (718) 361-1750, sculpture-center.org.
Con Brio Ensemble Twilight Concert, with works by Franz Mittler, Antonin Dvorak, Krzysztof Penderecki and Augusta Read Thomas performed on piano, violin, viola and cello by Diana Mittler-Battipaglia, left (with oboist Alan Hollander), Anton Miller, Rita Porfiris and Hamilton Berry. Sun., Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m., The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. $12; $10 seniors, students. Info: (718) 459-1277, conbrioensemble.org. Photos courtesy Con Brio Ensemble
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, with the Grammy nominee and Juno Award-winning performer and her all-female band, the “new queens of Afro-Cuban jazz,” opening Flushing Town Hall’s season with dynamic music and vocals. Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8 p.m. (concert), FTH, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.
Great American Songbook, with music from the 1920s to 1950, dedicated to Broadway composer and producer Vincent Youmans, with reception afterward. Sat., Sept. 21, 4 p.m., The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free with RSVP; $5 suggested walk-in. Info: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org.
Tribute artist Lamar Peters, performing favorite oldies by Elvis and more; sponsored by the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District. Fri., Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m., 71st Ave. Plaza, Myrtle Ave. between Forest Ave. and Stephen St., Ridgewood. Free. Info: (718) 366-3806.
“(re)Source,” a live danced and spoken work with Maria Bauman-Morales of MBDance performing in an audience-co-created installation, on what it takes to make it in President Trump’s U.S. Wed., Sept. 25; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 27-28, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49 Ave., Long Island City. $20; $15 students, seniors. Info: (718) 482-7069, chocolatefactorytheater.org.
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.
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.
See it Big! Ghost Stories, with haunted favorites ranging from “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” to “Poltergeist” and “Beetlejuice.” Fri., Sept. 20-Sun., Oct. 20, various dates and times, 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.
Queens County Fair, the 37th annual, with produce, livestock and arts and crafts competitions, tractor pulls, hayrides, Bavarian beer garden, music, dance and more. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $10 per day ($15 at door); $5 kids under 13 ($8 at door). Info: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.
The Story of Archangel Raphael, a professional rendition from The Book of Tobit, an ancient Jewish tale included in the Catholic Bible, by pro storyteller Antonella, right. Sun., Sept. 22, 12 p.m., St. Raphael Church basement (Michael Brennan Hall), 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 729-8957. Courtesy photo
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, with all invited to join Queens-based Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 in honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action from all U.S. conflicts. Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Grand Ave. and 69 St., Maspeth. Info: VVA 32 President Manfred Edenhofer, (917) 509-2297, member Paul Feddern, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Viva La Comida, a festival highlighting Queens’ cultural diversity, with live Latin, jazz and roots bands, art, dancing and more. Sat., Sept. 21, 12-7 p.m., 82 St. between Roosevelt and Baxter Aves., Jackson Heights-Elmhurst border. Free. (718) 335-9421, vivalacomida.com. Courtesy photo
Bell Blvd. Food & Music Fest, with food, pizza-eating contest, live music, dancing, games and more. Sun., Sept. 22, 12-5 p.m., Bell Blvd. between 38 and 42 Aves., Bayside. Free. Info: (718) 423-2434, baysidevillagebid.com.
104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol BBQ Fundraising Party, with food and beverages to benefit G-COP. Sat., Sept. 28, 1-4 p.m., 20-29 Himrod St., Ridgewood. $20. Info/RSVP (by Sat., Sept. 21): (718) 497-1500.
Spirits Alive, a self-guided walking tour of Maple Grove Cemetery’s Monument Park section, with more than 20 presenters in period costumes relating the lives of some of the famous or remarkable people interred there. Sat., Sept. 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free; donations suggested. Info: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org.
Bee Basics: Do you want to be a beekeeper?, with participants learning about the techniques, care-cyle, costs, supplies, perils and rewards of the growing hobby of beekeeping from HnH Apiary co-owners Helen Colhoun-Wassinger and Howard Wassinger. Sun., Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $25. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org. Photo courtesy VO Museum
Little Cooks: Bird Party!, with kids 5-7 meeting and petting friendly birds, taking an avian-oriented nature walk and making their own edible bird nests. Sat., Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Young Chefs — Apple Fritters, with kids 8-12 topping off the autumn treats with a homemade glaze. Sat., Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Both at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $22 Little Cooks; $24 Young Chefs. Info/pre-registration (required): (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com.
Mid-Autumn Moon Shadow Play, with kids 6 and up learning how to make a shadow puppet and stage, telling a moon story using an ancient Chinese art form. Sun., Sept. 22, 2 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $10; $5 students, kids; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.
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.
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.
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, email@example.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.
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.
Kew Gardens flea market and craft sale, with giftware, tote bags, costume jewelry, toys, games, bric-a-brac and more, to benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatrics Dept. Sat., Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., LIRR north parking lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens. Info: (917) 359-0541, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Queens AARP Chorus, which sings at nursing homes and AARP events, seeks retired people to join. Meets each Fri., 11 a.m. (new people asked to come 10 a.m.), Clearview Selfhelp Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Info: email@example.com.