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Looking for some solitude in the city? Photographer Agron Jashari was, and he found it, and the resulting pictures including “Sunset over the Narrows from Brooklyn,” above, are now on display at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center. See Exhibits.

EXHIBITS
 

“You used me for land development,” with multimedia works from beach towels to temporary tattoos highlighting pollution, policy and recreation around Flushing’s waterways; the master of fine arts thesis of Cody Ann Herrmann. Through Thu., April 25, Queens College Klapper Hall Student Gallery, 4th floor, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 997-4800, bit.ly/2UlJSsP.

“Solitude” — Photographs by Agron Jashari, with cityscapes, landscapes and more by the Brooklyn-based lensman. Through the end of May, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.

“HS2AS Alumni Exhibition,” with works by 14 graduates of the High School to Art School program. Through Sun., May 12, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 505-3018, queenscouncilarts.org.

“Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas,” with works in various media by contemporary artists tapping into sci-fi’s capacity to imagine new realities. Through Sun., Aug. 18, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, kids. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

“Florilegium,” with more than 45 paintings, illustrations, sculptures and more of plants and flowers, exploring the textures of life in nature and art. Through Thu., April 25, weekends or by appointment, with workshops at various dates and times, Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11 St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-5164, eleventhstreetarts.com.

“Bringing Steel to Life,” with large-scale figurative sculptures, table-top works and drawings by Jack Howard-Potter. Through Fri., April 26, LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-0722, licartsopen.org.

“Bionic Me,” a multifaceted, interactive exhibit that lets participants fly a virtual jetpack, use the mind to move a ball, use gestures to control a robot arm, look through an infrared camera and more, all exploring technologies that “enhance the human experience.” Through Sun., May 5, 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.

MUSIC
 

Global Mashup 4: Bluegrass Meets Cuba, with bands Buddy Merriam and Back Roads and Conjunto Guantanamo each performing separately and then together as the crowd dances. Sat., April 20, 7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8 p.m. (concert), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

Renee Rosnes Quartet, with the pianist and composer performing with Peter Washington on bass, Steve Nelson on vibraphone and Lewis Nash on drums. Fri., April 26, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $25; $20 students; free teens. Info/RSVP: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

DANCE
 

Latin Dance Fiesta, with 4 troupes, from Chile, Guatemala, Haiti and Uruguay, performing traditional dances. Sat., April 27, 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $20-$30. Info: (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org.photo courtesy Queens theatre

Mariana Valencia: “Bouquet,” with the dancers “quoting” works by other choreographers and her own pieces done with her longtime collaborator, Lydia Okrent. Thu.-Sat., April 18-20 and 25-27, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49 Ave., Long Island City. $20. Info: (718) 482-7069, chocolatefactorytheater.org.

FILM
 

“Babylon,” the 1980 British drama about a black musician oppressed by society, not released in the U.S. allegedly due to its likelihood to incite racial tension. Through Sun., April 21, 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.

THEATRE
 

“Painted Alice,” a musical adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” for adults, about an artist who falls through her canvas into a strange world. Fri.-Sun., April 19-21 and 26-28, 8 p.m., The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $25-$45. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

“Queens of the Night” (“Reinas de la Noche”), an LGBTQ musical cabaret story about resilience, love and inclusion. Each Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; each Sun., 4 p.m., April 26-May 19, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. $45 advance; $48 at door; $42 advance students, seniors; $45 at door; $40 all Fri. only. Info: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

“And Then There Were None,” an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery, about a series of murders in a remote English manor. Thu.-Sun., April 18-21, Wed.-Sat., April 24-27, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 20, Sun. April 28, 3 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $22. Info: (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com. photo courtesy secret theatre

KIDS / FAMILIES

Barnyard Egg Hunt, with participants bringing their baskets to hold eggs, meeting Whiskers the Bunny, playing games, meeting animals and taking a hayride. Sat., April 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $10. Info: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Earth Day: Earthly Legends, with a nature walk seeking wildlife and interactive, kid-friendly storytelling about legends of the planet’s beginning, with craft and snacks. Mon., April 22, 6-8 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $3. Info/pre-registration (req’d): (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com.

Green Garden/Green Planet, a family-friendly workshop for all ages with participants gathering natural materials from the Voelker Orth Museum garden and making crafts. Thu., April 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $5; $12 family; kids under 3 free. Suggested donation $2. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

Birding for Kids, a walk geared toward kids under 13 and their families, led by Urban Park Rangers, with binoculars available for borrowing; part of Kids Week. Fri., April 26, 1-2 p.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, meeting at Willow Lake entrance, Park Drive East and 73 Terrace. Free. Info: (718) 846-2731, nycgovparks.org.

Art for Tots — Earthly Creations: Nature and Art, for kids 2 to 4 and their families. Sun., April 21 and Sat., April 27; 10:30-11:45 a.m., The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. $10 per family; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org.

Kids’ Superhero Party, with magic show, face painting, music and giveaways; kids encouraged to dress in costume. Sat., May 4, 12-2 p.m., The Shops at Atlas Park Center Green, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Free. Info: (718) 326-3300, shopatlaspark.com/events.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Flushing Cherry Blossom, with free admission to the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum’s garden of cherry trees. Fri. April 19, and Sun. April 21, 12-5 p.m., 34-41 137 St., Flushing. Info/RSVP: Info: (718) 961-8585, latimernow.org/events.

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, the 15th annual, celebrating the trees’ blooming with Japanese cultural performances and tea ceremony demonstration. Sat., April 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., cherry blossom grove west of the NYS Pavilion, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free. Info: (718) 760-6560, jaany.org.

Community Seder, on the 2nd night of Passover, with kosher food and members and nonmembers alike welcome. Sat., April 20, 7:30 p.m., Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. $65; kids $30. Info/reservations: (718) 359-1160.

Bowne House Earth Day and Arbor Day, a volunteer spring cleanup followed by a walking tour to portions of the old Bowne House Farm and Parsons Nursery. Sat., April 20, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (cleanup); 2-4 p.m. (tour), 37-01 Bowne St., Flushing. Cleanup free; tour $10. Info: (718) 359-0528, bownehouse.org.

Irish Heritage Celebration, with awards, presentations, music and more, sponsored by Assemblymembers Brian Barnwell and Cathy Nolan. Thu., April 25, 7-9 p.m., New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: Barnwell’s office, (718) 651-3185, figueroar@nyassembly.gov.

Community Volunteer Day, with participants planting, weeding, painting and cleaning up Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Sat., April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., meeting at the Unisphere. Info: (718) 760-6565, allianceforfmcp.org. FILE photo

TOURS / HIKES
 

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, an exploration of avian life at the Queens Botanical Garden and how resources like food, shelter and water are provided there. Sat., April 27 and May 18, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students; $2 kids over 3. Info/registration (required): (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

The Full Pink Moon, a nighttime hike around West Pond with a national park ranger. Fri., April 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info/RSVP: (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
 

Writing From the Heart: a workshop in creative writing, for those who want to start or improve their writing in a supportive atmosphere, with author and longtime Queens College instructor Maxine Fisher; and participants attending any or all classes. Each Sat. through June 29, 12 p.m., Maspeth Library, 69-70 Grand Ave. Free. Info: (718) 639-5228, queenslibrary.org.

SOCIAL EVENTS
 

Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., April 20 (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
 

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.

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
 

Queens AARP Chorus, which sings at nursing homes and AARP events, seeks retired people to join. Rehearsals each Fri., 11 a.m., Clearview Selfhelp Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Info: joroosume@verizon.net.

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.

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.

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.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Free peer-led community mental health group, held by Recovery International. Each Mon. (except April 29 and May 6), 6-7:45 p.m., Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156 Ave. Info: Certified Peer Specialist Holly Weiss, (347) 906-1260.

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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