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The Queens Botanical Garden celebrates the season Sunday with its Harvest Fest 2019, featuring fun events for the whole family, from face painting and a petting zoo to live music and a beer and wine garden. See Special Events.


“It’s Not About You, It’s About Us,” with works in a variety of media produced within the New New Yorkers program, designed to enrich the lives of recent immigrants and give them a safe space for creative expression. Through Sun., Oct. 27, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700,

“Time to Leave,” with works by Queens artist and poet Aileen Bassis on people forced to emigrate from their homelands, in Myanmar, the Middle East, Central America and elsewhere. Sat., Oct. 12 (opening reception 5-7 p.m.)-Fri., Dec. 13, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137 St., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 961-8585,

Paintings by Eric Scott Horn, with works by the artist and archaeologist often relating to ancient myths, gods and goddesses, in a display dedicated to archaeologist Major Charles Cook, interred at Maple Grove Cemetery. Sat., Oct. 19 (opening reception 6-7:30 p.m.)-mid Nov., The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free. Info: (347) 878-6614,

NY Latin American Art Triennial, with works by artists from NYC, the Caribbean and Central and South America on the theme of “progressive transition” and reflecting notions of civilization, culture and more; with related exhibits in Manhattan and the Bronx. Through Tue., Nov. 5, Queens College Art Center, Rosenthal Library, 6th floor, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 997-4803,

“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,

“Historic Hudson River — Artistic Visions,” with scenic views of the river and its surroundings by an artist and several photographers inspired by its geological past, such as Michael Washburn, who took this shot that includes West Point at right, from Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY. Through Sun., Nov. 3, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, students, kids. Info: (718) 699-0005, Photo by Michael Washburn

“Bari — Know Your Place,” with illustrations and writing by Symin Adive exploring the hierarchies of family, class, race and more in the life of a young immigrant, inspired by a style of 15th- to 18th-century paintings in Southeast Asia. Fri., Through Sun., Oct. 20, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested; free students. Info: (718) 463-7700,

“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. Through 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,

“Honoring Your Vision,” with about 30 paintings and photos by nine artists on what is in front of us but may be overlooked, including “Then and Now” images of historical area architecture by Cheryl Cuddeback. Through Fri., Nov. 29, Red Pipe CafÈ, 71-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 224-8359.

“The Socrates Annual 2019,” with outdoor projects by multiple artists produced on-site and engaging their location and community. Through Sun., March 8, 2020, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819,


“Painted Alice — The Musical,” an adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” for adults, about an artist who falls through her canvas into a dark and comical world. Through Sun., Dec. 1, various dates and times, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $25-$45. Info: (347) 848-0030,

“Tartuffe,” a new take on Moliere’s classic 1664 comedy about a falsely pious impostor and the family he targets with his deception, with an all-female cast, by Titan Theatre Co. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 11-12; 18-19; Thu.-Sat., Oct. 24-26, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 13, 20 and 27, 4 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $20. Info: (718) 760-0064,,


French Horn Recital: Frank Donaruma, with the Broadway veteran and principal French horn for the American Ballet Theatre and Queens Symphony orchestras performing four works. Sun., Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free. Info: (718) 463-7700,

Kobo Town, with the Juno Award-winning group fronted by Drew Gonsalves, left, playing their blend of calypso, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass. Fri., Oct. 11, 8 p.m. (interactive calypso workshop 7 p.m.), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, Courtesy photo

Daniel Rodriguez — “The Singing Cop,” who performed “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium after 9/11 and is now a world-renowned tenor. Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., St. Kevin’s Church, 195 St. and 45 Ave., Flushing. Free-will offering. Info: (718) 357-8888,,

Carole’s Kings, an all-male Carole King tribute group performing hits like “The Locomotion” and “I Feel the Earth Move,” with lush orchestrations and witty banter. Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m., St. John’s University Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. $42-$48. Info: (718) 631-6311,


Democratic Debate Watch Party — Mystery Science Theater 3000-style, with comedians adding their two cents to the event as it’s held, hosted by Frank Conniff, “TV’s Frank,” of MST3K, with preshow comedy by Christian Finnegan of “Best Week Ever” and “Chappelle’s Show.” Tue., Oct. 15, 7:30-11 p.m., QED, 27-16 23 Ave., Astoria. $10. Info: (347) 451-3873,


See it Big! Ghost Stories, with haunted favorites ranging from “Beetlejuice” to “Poltergeist.” Through 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,


“Invasion of the Tree Snatchers,” with Jason Stein of NYC Parks’ Super Stewards program teaching how non-native vines such as bittersweet and porcelainberry are killing young trees and how to be trained to combat them in parks. Wed., Oct. 16, 8 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000, courtesy Queens County Bird Club

Book talk and signing: “The Magnificent Bridges of New York City,” with photographer Dave Frieder, “The Bridge Man,” who climbs atop them for his shots, talking about his book that was more than 20 years in the making, and selling and signing copies. Tue., Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m., Rocco Moretto VFW Post 2348, 31-35 41 St., Astoria. $5; $10 at door; $60 more for book. Info: (718) 278-0700,,


“Can we get to know each other?,” a performance work and installation consisting of a small dance studio in public settings “to offer opportunities of exchange for people through dance,” by artist Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 12-13, 12-6 p.m., Francis Lewis Park, 3 Ave. between 147 St. and Whitestone Expy. service road, Whitestone; Sat., Oct. 19, 12-4 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; Sun., Oct. 20 and Sat., Oct. 26, 12-6 p.m., Powell’s Cove Park, 130 St. by 11 Ave., Whitestone. Free. Info: (347) 505-3018,,

Harvest Fest 2019, with live music, puppet shows, live music, food, crafts, demonstrations, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and more. Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (certain events at certain times), Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. $15; $13 kids over 3; $15 parking; $6 pumpkins. Info: (718) 886-3800,

Howlloween Masquerade Ball, with four-course dinner, drinks, entertainment, dancing, raffles, prizes for best costumes (optional) and more, to benefit Bobbi and the Strays animal rescue group. Thu., Oct. 24, Russo’s On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. $100. Info: Bobbi, (718) 845-0779, (917) 213-9840,

Veterans Car Show, with all kinds of classic rides, trophies, live DJ and more, to benefit Toys for Tots and St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. Sun., Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Veterans Ceremony at 1 p.m.), Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot, 69 St. off Grand Ave., Maspeth (next show Sun. Oct. 20, same time and place). Free; donations welcome; $20 to show a car. Info: (917) 385-2322, (917) 682-5362,

Harvest Weekends, a celebration of autumn with apples, cider, pies, mums, pumpkins and more available for sale. Each Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., thru Sat., Oct. 26; also Mon., Oct. 14, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. Free. Info: (718) 347-3276,

Sunnyside Family Fun Bike Ride, a casual ride celebrating the protected bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd aves., with kids of all ages and skills welcome, Queens Library Bookcycle browsing, free pizza and more. Sat., Oct. 12, 12-1:30 p.m., starting at Lou Lodati Playground entrance, 41-15 Skillman Ave. Free. Info: Alan Baglia, (917) 749-9395,,

Harvest Festival, with free pumpkins for the first 500 kids, DJ Frank, Nollaig the Wizard, crafts, games, marketplace, adult cider and more. Sun., Oct. 13, 12-6 p.m., Onderdonk House (inside tour included), 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. $5; free kids under 12. Info: (718) 456-1776,

Women on the Rise Forum & Expo, the 6th annual, with guest speakers, panel discussions, networking, awards and more. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 18-19, LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst. $99-$199. Info: (917) 940-4395,

Jamaica Bay Raptorama, a celebration of hawks, falcons, eagles and other birds of prey, with slide programs, presentation of live birds and visit to the hawk watch platform at Fort Tilden (participants must provide their own transportation). Sun., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340,

The Amazing Maize Maze, a labyrinth of corn to make your way through while finding clues and solving puzzles too. Each Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., thru Sat., Oct. 26; also Mon., Oct. 14; special Maze by Moonlight Sat., Oct. 12 and 19, 4:30-9 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $10; $15 at door; $5 kids 4-11; $8 at door; kids under 4 free (Maze by Moonlight $12; $17 at door; $7 kids 4-11; $10 at door; kids under 4 free). Info: (718) 347-3276,


Audubon Bird Walks, spotting and ID’ing feathered friends and learning how the Queens Botanical Garden provides them with resources like food and shelter. Sun., Oct. 20; Sat., Oct. 26, 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 (preferred): (718) 886-3800,

Old Astoria Village, with participants walking on streets older than Wall St., past the sites of Native American villages, the city’s greatest maritime disaster and more, led by Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society. Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., location TBA with registration. Info: Info: (212) 935–3960, (718) 278-0700,,

Discovering (the new) America, a walk from Flushing Meadows Corona Park to Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, home to various immigrants. Mon., Oct. 14, 12-2 p.m., starting at the Unisphere. $20. Info: (718) 961-8406,,


Kid Flicks: New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019, with short movies of various kinds from the festival, shown in blocks. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 12-13 and 19-20, 12 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15 per day; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888,


Defensive driving, for better skills, insurance rates and license point reduction; and to cut down on accidents, by the National Safety Council. Sat., Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Margaret RC Church, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village. $45. Info: (718) 326-1911.


Autumn Treasure Bake & Book Sale, also with clothes, household items, one-of-a-kind items, toys and more. Sat., Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Richmond Hill. Info: (718) 847-2649.

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