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The New Asia Chamber Music Society will perform along with renowned opera singer Dr. William Cai at a Flushing Town Hall fundraiser emphasizing the value of global arts and culture on July 28. See Music.


The New York Bee Gees, performing the ’60s pop-’70s disco band’s greatest hits, part of weekly Waterfront Concert Series by Central Astoria Local Development Coalition. Thu., July 20, 7:30 p.m., Astoria Park Great Lawn, 19 St. and Ditmars Blvd. Free. Info: (718) 728-7820

Mood Swing, performing soft rock as part of Woodside Summer Concert Series. Thu., July 20, 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 33-57 58 St. Free. Info: (718) 205-1030.

Italian Night, with Elio Scaccio and the Tony Valente trio. Tue., July 25, 7 p.m., Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd. N. and 80 St., Middle Village. Free. Bring lawn chair. Info: (718) 651-5865,

Queens United International Party, with music of India, Africa, Mexico and DJ mixes; kids’ craft activities, food, beer and wine. Sat., July 22, 4-10 p.m., Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39 Ave. $5 suggested; all welcome. Info: (718) 672-1555,

Conjunto Guantanamo, playing Afro-Cuban jazz, part of weekly Live at the Gantries concert series. Tue., July 25, 7 p.m., Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Road, Long Island City. Free. Info: Info: (718) 544-2996,

New Asia Chamber Music Society and tenor Dr. William Cai, performing classical music from the West and the East, with the Qi-gong Opera tenor singing an aria, in a concert to benefit cultural programming. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $10-$30 (sponsorships $100-$1,000). Info: (718) 463-7700,

The Anderson Brothers, with the identical twin clarinet and saxophone virtuosos Peter and Will playing classic jazz and originals, as part of Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Summer Concert Series. Sat., July 22, 2-4 p.m., Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107 St., Corona. $20. Info: (718) 478-8274, Photo by Lynn Redmile


“Charlotte Prodger: Subtotal,” with sound, video, works on paper and more linking disparate topics and sites; “Teresa Burga: Mano Mal Dibujada,” with drawings and sculptures by the Peruvian feminist artist; and “Sam Anderson: The Park,” with sculptures and videos that capture particular characters in mid-gesture, all as part of a larger network. Thru Mon., July 31, SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. $5 suggested; $3 students. Info: (718) 361-1750,

“The Jim Henson Exhibition,” with nearly 300 artifacts including 47 puppets tracing the film and TV career of the Muppets creator and his impact on popular culture. Opening Sat., July 22 and permanently on display. Related live events and screenings of Muppet movies and other Henson films Fri., July 21-Sun., July 30, various times, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15; $11 seniors, students; $7 kids 3-17. Info: (718) 777-6888,

“Tongue Tide,” a multimedia and performance art look at how artists engage with language, inspired by Queens, “the most language-dense area in the world.” Sat.-Sun., 1-6 p.m., or by app’t, thru Sun., July 30, Flux Factory, 39-31 29 St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 669-1406,

“The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens,” a multimedia exhibit on the LGBTQ rights movement in Queens, largely drawn from the collection of City Councilman Danny Dromm. Thru Sun., July 30, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Suggested $8; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700,

“Marinella Senatore: Piazza Universale/Social Stages,” multimedia works by the Italian artist that refer to public spaces where different communities meet and an ideal space where the future can be envisioned collaboratively. Thru Sun., July 30, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Suggested $8; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700,

Angry Birds Universe,” with attendees using slingshots to propel balls with the images of characters from the video game series, learning about its creation and about real birds, and more. Thru Sun., Aug. 27, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005,

“Innovative Concepts to Origami,” with abstract and creative works of Hiromitsu Kuroo in the traditional Japanese art, some quite large. Thru Mon., July 31, Resobox, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 784-3680,


Queensboro Dance Festival, the second half of event with several troupes from Queens. Thu., July 20, 7 p.m., Hunters Point South Park, 51 Ave. and Center Blvd., Long Island City. Free. VIP Happy Hour, with free drinks and hor d’oeuvres, giveaways, VIP access to performance and more, 5 p.m., Crabhouse, 2-03 Borden Ave., LIC. $20; $25 at door. Info: (929) 282-0620,

Colombian Independence Day celebration, with FolkColombia School of Dance and Music and others performing expressive traditional dances and more. Sun., July 23, 12-4:30 p.m., Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free. Info: (718) 592-9700,


“1984,” discussion of George Orwell’s 1949 novel about a dystopian future of constant war and an all-powerful state. Bring your own copy. Tue., July 25, 6:30 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 278-0700, Penguin Books via Laura Loveday / Flickr


Broadway in the Boros, with cast members from hit musicals “Anastasia” and “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” performing numbers from their shows with live orchestral accompaniment. Fri., July 21, 12-1 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819,

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph in the Bible, by Maggie’s Little Theater. Sat., July 22, 29, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 23, 30, 2:30 p.m.; Fri., July 28, 8 p.m., St. Margaret Parish Hall, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village. $20; $15 seniors; $12 kids under 12. Info: (917) 579-5389,

“Much Ado About Nothing,” the Shakespeare comedy about the courtship of two very different couples, in a fresh take by the Mod Theatre Co. Thu.-Sat., July 20-22, 8 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $18. Info: (718) 392-0722,,


“The Birds,” the 1963 Hitchcock thriller starring Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren about a California town attacked by what had been ordinary birds. Fri., July 21, sundown, Rufus King Park, between Jamaica and 89 Aves. and 150 and 153 Sts., Jamaica. Part of weekly series of Hitchcock films each Fri. thru Aug. 11 (except Aug. 4). Free. Info: (718) 657-2605.

“Woman of the Year,” the 1942 romantic comedy drama starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, about two journalists with the fictional New York Chronicle (no relation!) who fall in love, part of the Summer of Women Film Series honoring the 100th anniversary of female suffrage in NYS. Sat., July 22, 1 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 278-0700,

“Blissville: An Investigation,” the 2017 “docu/poem” by Hank Linhart about the tiny corner of Queens bounded by Newtown Creek, the Long Island Expwy. and Calvary Cemetery, with its diverse residents, unique factories and more. Sun., July 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. $5; $3 seniors, students. Info: (718) 939-0647,


Make It: Book Binding, with kids 6 and over learning how to make their own notebooks and exploring different bookbinding techniques using common household materials. Sat.-Sun., July 22-23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, college students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005,


LP Fams Children’s Day, with games, pony ride, bounce house, clown, free food and drink and more. Sat., July 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (food after 1 p.m.), Lincon Park, Linden Blvd. and 134 St., South Ozone Park. Free. Info: (917) 607-2421,

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, celebrating Caribbean food and culture with spicy cuisine made the old-fashioned way, cooking contests, reggae and soca music, a dance hall and more. Sun., July 23, 12-8 p.m., Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley Blvds., Jamaica. $35. Info: (718) 425-1177, Courtesy photo


Flushing Creek bike tour, a 3.5-mile ride with NYC H2O, Guardians of Flushing Bay and “Hidden Waters of New York City” author Sergey Kadinsky, followed by a ride on the bay with the Empire Boat Dragon Team. Sun., July 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., meeting outside Union Tpke.-Kew Gardens subway station. $20. Info: (646) 926-0368,

LIC Art Stroll, with guided tours of Materials for the Arts, including its “Twisted Woven Tied” exhibit and the “Tongue Tide” exhibit at the Flux Factory, followed by snacks and drinks at the Windmill Community Garden, led by Long Island City Cultural Alliance. Sat., July 22, 2-5 p.m., meeting at MFTA, 33-00 Northern Blvd., Long Island City. $12; $7 students, seniors. Info:


Italian Charities of America dances, with food, drink and more. Sat., July 29, also twice monthly thru end of the year; 8 p.m.-12 a.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. $10. Info: (718) 478-3100.

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,


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


Meditation sessions, for spirituality and relaxation. Thu., July 20, 27, Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave.; Mon., July 24, 31, St. Albans Library, 191-05 Linden Blvd.; all 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info: (917) 517-0669.

Summer Banners, with educator Elaine Young teaching nature-based printing techniques to create fluttering, flower-dyed banners, part of Garden Creativi-Tea Art Workshop series. Wed., July 26, 1-3:30 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $5; $8 family. Info: (718) 359-6227,

support groups

Caring for a loved one with dementia? Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39 St., Sunnyside. English speaking caregivers suppport group, every Tue., Spanish speaking caregivers suppport group, 2nd & 4th Wed. of every month. Contact: Shyvonne Noboa (718) 784-6173, ext. 440.

Anxious, nervous, depressed? Recovery International can help. Meetings every Thu., 2:30 p.m., Fri., 3:30 p.m. Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave. Info:

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,

Women’s Support Group, Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Rm. 325. Every other Tue. (weekly) 6 p.m. Registration req’d. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672,

GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing): Find peer-lead grief support for those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse. Meetings held once a month. Info on date, times and location:

Overeaters Anonymous, for people who want to lose weight or have any eating disorder. Every Tue., 7:30-9 p.m., Holy Child Jesus Outreach Center, 112-06 86 Ave., Richmond Hill; every Thu., 12:15-1:40 p.m., Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Ave. Info: (718) 564-7027 (Richmond Hill); (718) 896-4756, (718) 459-5140 (Rego Park).

Al-anon, self-help group for anyone affected by another’s drinking: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82 St. and 34 Ave., parish house, 1st floor, Jackson Heights, every Tue. Contact: Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road, Rego Park, every Sun. 12 p.m.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held Wed. at 7:30 p.m. at Victori Congregational Church, 148th St. and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call: (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

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