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The Water Lantern Festival, meant to inspire the human spirit as people come together to make their own lanterns with inspirational messages on them and then watch them float together, is coming to Queens June 1. See Special Events.

EXHIBITS

“Above and Beyond — The Ultimate Flight Experience,” with interactive components including flight simulation, augmented reality, design and skill challenges and more, examining innovations in aviation from the first powered flights to space. Sat., June 1-Sun., Sept. 8, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. $4 plus admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

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

“Scenes of Queens,” with oil paintings by Madeline Lovallo of local landscapes, available for sale. Through Fri., May 31, Austin Ale House, 82-70 Austin St., Kew Gardens. Free. Info: (718) 849-3939, madelinesstudio.pixels.com.

“100th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Flight,” with photos, maps and more celebrating the journey of U.S. Navy seaplane NC-4 from Rockaway to England. Through Sun., June 2, Rockaway Artists Alliance Studio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, Rockaway Point. Free. Info: (718) 939-0647, (718) 474-0861, queenshistoricalsociety.org, rockawayartistsalliance.org..

“Long Island City Artists Members Showcase,” with works by dozens of artists on the theme of letting go of the past to move forward; and “Plastique 4 ‘Passe Present,’” with works previously shown as part of the collaboration between area artists and plastics manufacturer Plaxall. Both through Sun., June 16, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

“Soft Territories,” with woven fabric works by four artists exploring themes of movement, migration and locality and creating spaces of softness, warmth and shelter. Through Sun., June 23, Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth. Free. Info: (718) 489-6285, knockdown.center.

“Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror,” with works by the feminist artist spanning more than 50 years, in multiple media; and “Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation,” with 12 works that refashion the traditional Buddhist meditation paintings called thangkas. Both through Sun., June 23, MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. $10; $5 students, seniors; kids under 17 free. Info: (718) 784-2084, momaps1.org.

“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.

“Timberline,” with works by Nicholas Arbatsky that appear to float above the printed surface, just out of range of the viewer’s focus. Through Sat., June 29, Topaz Arts, 55-03 39 Ave., Woodside. Free. Info: (718) 505-0440, topazarts.org.

MUSIC

An Evening With Kirk Franklin, with the gospel singer performing his new album, “Long Live Love.” Fri., May 31, 7:30 p.m., Greater Allen Cathedral of New York, 110-31 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-4600, facebook.com/gacny.

Country Blues & Dance, with Phil Wiggins Blues House Party and the Harris Brothers performing the music and dance traditions of the Piedmont and Appalachia. Fri., May 31, 7 p.m. (discussion with the artists and dance lessons), 8 p.m. (concert), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

DANCE

“Tango + Tango,” a celebration of the passion and elegance of both new and traditional tango, with performers including Andres Bravo and Sarita Apel, left. Each Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; each Sun., 4 p.m., May 31-June 23, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. $45; $48 at door; $42 students, seniors; $45 at door; $40 all Fri. only. Info: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org. Photo by Carlos Andres Due–as

“Paper Rooms: Folding/Unfolding,” a performance workshop with choreographer Laura Peterson and artist Jon Pope, giving an intimate look into her process in creating the piece. Fri., May 31, 1 and 7 p.m., Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave. $10; $5 students, seniors, artists. Info: (718) 658-7400, jcal.org.

“Niall Jones — Fantasies in Low Fade,” a search for the sublime in the dark that “approaches site, entanglement and transition as metonyms for social life and loss.” Daily through Sat., June 1, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49 Ave., Long Island City. $20. Info: (718) 482-7069, chocolatefactorytheater.org.

Queens Outdoor Dance Festival 2019, with performances by several troupes, including Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre, to mark 10 years of Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre — The Academy Studio. Sun., June 9, 5 p.m., 66-85 73 Place, Middle Village. Free. Info: (347) 263-SLDT (7538), sldt.org.

FILM

“48 Hrs.,” the 1982 Nick Nolte-Eddie Murphy action-comedy about a cop and a criminal teaming up to catch two cop killers. Sat., June 1, 3:45 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 Fri., June 14, 2 p.m.; Sat., June 15-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.

COMEDY

“Nerd Is The New Black (All-Star Comedy Showcase” a smart and edgy standup show with comedians from MTV, Comedy Central and Netflix. Sat., June 1 (and every first Saturday of the month), 7:30 p.m., QED, 27-16 23 Ave., Astoria. $10. Info: (347) 451-3873, qedastoria.com.

TOURS / HIKES

World’s Fair History Walk, a guided tour of a dozen sites from the Unisphere to the Whispering Column of Jerash. Sun., June 9 (and each 2nd Sun. of the month through Oct.), 11 a.m.-12 p.m., meeting at a tent near the Unisphere. Free. Info: (718) 760-6437, nycgovparks.org, vickie.karp@parks.nyc.gov.

The Jim Henson Exhibition Guided Tour, with a museum educator leading a dynamic experience exploring the puppeteer and filmmaker’s work on “Sesame Street,” “The Muppet Show,” “Fraggle Rock” and more. Each Sat. through June 29, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $20; $16 seniors, students; $14 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888, movingimage.us.

LECTURES / TALKS

Filibustered and Unfiltered: America Reads the Mueller Report, with more than 100 people reading the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and the activities of President Trump over 24 hours; with food, music and activities. Sat., June 1, 8 p.m.- Sun., June 2, 8 p.m., The Arc, 36-30 36 St., Long Island City. $10-$25. Info: bit.ly/2Wo1hpY. Photo by Pete Souza / The White House via Wikipedia

SPECIAL EVENTS

National Trails Day at FMCP, with volunteers planting native species along the Pat Dolan Trail at Willow Lake; all ages and experience welcome. Sat., June 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., meeting at the Mauro Playground, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, at Park Dr. E. and 73 Terrace. Info: (718) 760-6561, reyna.wang@parks.nyc.gov, nycgovparks.org.

Trip to Resorts Casino, in Atlantic City, NJ, sponsored by the Sisterhood of Forest Park Jewish Center. Mon., June 3 (and each first Mon. of the month except Labor Day), departing Lindenwood Shopping Center, 84 St. and 153 Ave., 9 a.m.; also Woodhaven Blvd. at Forest Park Drive, 9:15 a.m. $50 with $25 giveback. Info: Sharon, (917) 292-8732; Phyllis, (917) 601-2234.

Water Lantern Festival, with participants making water lanterns with inspirational messages on them and setting them in a pool, along with music, food, games and more. Sat., June 1, 5-9:30 p.m., Fountain of the Planets, Avenue of Commerce and Dwight Eisenhower Promenade, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $30; $40 day of; kids 8-14 $12; under 8 free. Info: waterlanternfestival.com.

°Coronate!, a cultural celebration with live music by Pibo Marquez, above, games, art-making workshops and more. Sat., June 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (certain events at certain times), Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org. courtesy photo

Queens Pride Parade and Festival, a celebration of the LGBTQ community with music, comedy, dance and more. Sun., June 2, 12 p.m., 37 Ave. from 89 to 75 Sts., Jackson Heights. Info: (347) 494-1899, queenspride.org.

KIDS / FAMILIES

St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119, of Middle Village, seeks adult leadership as well as boys 10 and older to be Scouts. Meets every Tue., 7:15-9 p.m., St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79 Place. Info: (718) 894-4099, (718) 440-7629.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

Genealogy workshop, with researcher Frances Singh talking about how she found direct descendants of a 19th-century Ridgewood family and more. Sun., June 2, 1:30 p.m., Onderdonk House , 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. $5. Info/RSVP (required): (718) 456-1776, onderdonkhouse.org.

Swing Dance Astoria, with participants kicking and hopping to big band music from the 1930s and ’40s. Mon., June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 7-8 p.m., QED, 27-16 23 Ave., Astoria. $20 each session; $60 all four. Info: (347) 451-3873, qedastoria.com.

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., June 1 (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.

Yoga at Grover, with refreshments, free yoga mats and other giveaways, by City Councilman Antonio Reynoso, All Yoga and the Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corp. Sat., June 1 and June 8, 10 a.m., Grover Cleveland Playground volleyball court, Stanhope St. and Grandview Ave., Ridgewood. Free. Info: (718) 963-3141.

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.

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.

MARKETS

St. Raphael Church flea market, with vendor spots still available. Sun., June 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (setup 8 a.m.), 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City. Vendors: $35 for 10-foot-spot; $45 if borrowing 8-foot table. Info: (718) 729-8957.

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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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.

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.

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