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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 2:27 pm, Thu Sep 12, 2019.

EXHIBITS
 

“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. Thu., Sept. 12 (opening reception 6-8 p.m.)-Sun., Sept. 29 (special events on select days throughout), 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. Sat., Sept. 7 (opening reception 6-9 p.m.), Mrs., 60-40 56 Drive, Maspeth. Free. Info: (347) 841-6149, mrsgallery.com..

“Sculpture & Textiles by Linda Rettich,” with sculptural scenes made of tiny beads, figures, textiles, culinary delights and more. Sat., Sept. 7 (opening reception 2-4 p.m.)-Sun., Dec. 22, Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $2 suggested. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

“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. Through 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.

“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.

“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.

“Community: You never really know your own language until you study another,” with colorful sculptures representing protest posters and made using images of people’s palms and a 3-D printer. Through April 2020, Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. between 150 and 153 Sts., Jamaica. Free. Info: (347) 505-3018, queenscouncilarts.org.

MUSIC
 

The Maspeth Melody Makers, a new chorus for people who wish to sing in a group for the sheer joy of it, with no auditions or previous experience singing in a group necessary. Each Wed. beginning Sept. 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m., the Selfhelp Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Free. Info: (718) 429-3636.

Bang on a Can: Bal˙n, with the “dreambow” Puerto Rican and (now) Brooklynite band that includes Ra˙l Reymundi, left, and AngÈlica Negron, performing its blend of electronica, dreampop, reggaeton and more to wrap up the season’s Bang on a Can concert series. Fri., Sept. 6, 6 p.m., The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org. YouTube Screenshot via Audiotree

DANCE
 

Queensboro Dance Festival, with multiple troupes from the borough performing as part of a tour running through Oct., activities and more. Thu.-Fri., Sept. 5-6, 6 p.m., Hunters Point South Park, near 50 Ave. and Center Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info/RSVP (requested): (929) 282-0620, queensborodancefestival.com.

AUDITIONS
 

Belle’s Players, the Kew Gardens Community Center theater group, seeks new members. Each Tue., 1-3 p.m., 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Info: (718) 268-5960.

TOURS / HIKES
 

Birding for Beginners, an introductory nature walk teaching the essentials of birdwatching. Sat., Sept. 7, 10-11 a.m. Tree Trek, a hike teaching how to recognize common native and cultivated trees, with poetry inspired by such tall, perennial, woody plants. Sat., Sept. 7, 2-3:30 p.m. Wellness Walk on West Pond, a moderate stroll around “the Crown Jewel of bird sanctuaries.” Sun., Sept. 8, 10-11 a.m. All starting at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.

FILM
 

“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” the epic 1963 slapstick comedy about the hunt for a buried treasure of cash, with an ensemble cast of stars.Sat., Sept. 7, 5 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 8, 2 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.

“Los Reyes,” the critically acclaimed 2018 dreamy study of two street dogs and young skateboarders who share a park in Santiago, Chile. Daily through Sun., Sept. 8, varying 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. grasshopper films

“Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” an exclusive version 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 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.

LECTURES / TALKS
 

Jewish Heritage History in Queens, with Borough Historian Jack Eichenbaum giving a nostalgic talk about how Queens’ Jewish population has evolved over the years and members of the audience sharing their own memories. Sun., Sept. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. $5; $3 students, seniors. Info: (718) 939-0647, queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Book Talk and Signing: “Images of America: The 1939-40 World’s Fair,” with Bill Cotter discussing his photo-heavy book, which includes shots of James Earle Fraser’s 65-foot George Washington statue, right, and selling and signing copies with fair memorabilia at hand. Fri., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Bayside Historical Society, the Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten. $5 (books extra). Info: (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.org. Bill Cotter Collection

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
 

Learn to Sail Intensive Class, a three-week course with lectures and sessions on Meadow Lake, by The American Small Craft Association. Sat., Sept. 7, 14 and 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park Boathouse, 30 Meadow Lake Trail. $300. Info: Marcia Sherriton, (516) 377-0233, vicepresident@sailtasca.org, sailtasca.clubexpress.com.

Fly: Kite Making, with artist Rafael Domenech leading a session inspired by an experimental class taught at the German Bauhaus school of art early in the 20th century, and 100 kites being flown together. Sat., Sept. 7, 3 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info/RSVP: (718) 956-1819, socratessculpturepark.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.

Special Events

Grape Harvest, with volunteers cleaning and prepping grapes for juicing to make punch at events, and getting a sample — no stomping involved. Sat., Sept. 7 (dependent on ability to harvest; call to confirm), 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (morning attendance needed most), Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org. Photo courtesy voelker orth

Chuseok Korean Moon Festival, the 37th annual South Korean cultural celebration with K-Pop musical performances, food vendors, products and more. Sat., Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

“Family Feud” tryouts, with five people related by blood, marriage or legal adoption auditioning for the popular game show. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 14-15 (times and location not disclosed beyond “the New York area”); or by video submission. Info: (818) 451-4281, familyfeud.com/audition.

SOCIAL EVENTS
 

Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., Sept. 7 (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 and tai chi, with participants enjoying classes in sun or shade. Yoga: each Sat., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; each Sun., 10-11 a.m.; tai chi: each Sun., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; both through Sept. 15, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org.

CLUBS
 

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. 8 (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, tom0153@hotmail.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.

MARKETS
 

End of Summer Treasure Bake & Book Sale, also with clothes, household items, one-of-a-kind items, toys and more. Sat., Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Richmond Hill. Info: (718) 847-2649.

Flea Market, with vendor spots available for $35. Sun., Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City. 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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES
 

AARP Auburndale Chapter 3334, with new members welcome to socialize and enjoy refreshments, entertainment, guest speakers, parties and occasional luncheons. Meetings Mon., Sept. 16 and every third Mon. of the month, 1-4 p.m., Msgr. Finnerty Parish Center, 195 St. and 45 Ave., Bayside. Info: (718) 357-3365.

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. Info: (718) 380-4145.

SUPPORT GROUPS
 

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

Medicare specialist consultations, by appointment, every other Wed., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy. Info: (718) 225-1144.

Monthly bereavement group, for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, with informative handouts and light refreshments provided. Each second Wed. of the month, 2:30-4 p.m., Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Free. Info: (718) 335-6049, maspethtownhall.org.

PTSD for veterans and service members: Reach out to a anonymous support group in your area. Info: 1 (800) 273-8255.

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