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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 2:25 pm, Thu Jun 13, 2019.

EXHIBITS
 

“Urban Dance,” with photographs that capture the global dynamics and transforming experience of cities worldwide. Wed., June 19 (opening reception 6-9 p.m.)-Sun., July 21, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

“Bayside Yacht Club,” showcasing its history with photos and more, as the first exhibit in the new “From the Archives” series. Thu., June 13, 7-9 p.m., Bayside Historical Society, the Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten. $5. Info/RSVP: (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.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.

“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.

“Flowering Trees of Victorian Richmond Hill,” with paintings of homes and gardens done en plein air by Irene Buszko. Through Sun., June 30, 1-4 p.m. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Suggested donation $2. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

“Hand & I,” with embroidered works by 19 artists that address climate, race, gender, immigration and the U.S. prison system, in “a cri de coeur for social justice.” Through Sun., July 14, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.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.

“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
 

Kabir Cafe, a band that mixes the poetry of a 15th-century mystic with Malawi folk, rock and more. Fri., June 14, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

Music in the Garden: The Ladybugs Jazz Band, with lead singers Vanessa Perea and Martina DaSilva, above, and their group performing classic favorites and more. Sun., June 16, 4-5:30 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students, $2 children over 3. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org. Photo by Lauren Desberg

Mariel Pacific show tunes, with the soprano performing songs from “Cabaret,” “South Pacific,” “The Sound of Music,” other Broadway shows, Disney movies and more. Sat., June 15, 4-6 p.m., Maple Grove Cemetery Celebration Hall, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. COST. Info: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org.

Metropolitan Opera Recital, with soprano Leah Hawkins, tenor Mario Bahg and baritone Joseph Lim, accompanied by Dimitri Dover on piano. Mon., June 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org.

THEATRE
 

“Peace, a Massacre, and the Umbrella,” a trilogy of surreal plays that “question the idea of us versus the other.” Fri.-Sun., June 14-16, 8 p.m., The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $25. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

Woodside Players of Queens Summer Play Festival, with various short plays performed. Sat., June 15, 2-4 p.m., Long Island City Library, 37-44 21 St. Free. Info: (631) 898-4205, pineyforkpress.com.

DANCE
 

The Jamaica Dance Festival, with several troupes performing. Sat., June 15 and 22, 7 p.m., Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. between 150 and 153 Sts., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 657-2605, abetterjamaica.org.

Take Root, with Angharad Davies and Amber Sloan. Fri.-Sat., June 14-15, 8 p.m. $17; $20 cash at door; $22 credit card. Fertile Ground, featuring multiple dance troupes and post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Valerie Green. Sun., June 16, 7 p.m. $15; free teens. Both part of monthly series at Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Long Island City. Info: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org.

“Tango + Tango,” a celebration of the passion and elegance of both new and traditional tango. Each Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; each Sun., 4 p.m., through 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.

FILM
 

“Garrett’s Gift,” the 2007 animated film narrated by Queen Latifah about African-American innovator Garrett Morgan, who was born to slaves but ended up inventing the traffic signal. Sun., June 16, 3 p.m., Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137 St., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 961-8585, latimernow.org.

“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.

“Die Hard,” the 1988 action adventure — and Christmas movie — about a retired cop, Bruce Willis, above, fighting terrorists taking control of a Los Angeles skyscraper; part of the “See It Big! Action” series. Fri., June 14, 7 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. 20th Century Fox

LECTUES / TALKS
 

History of sports in Queens, with Jeffrey Kroessler, author of “The Greater New York Sports Chronology.” Thu., June 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. $5; $3 students, seniors. Info: (718) 939-0647, queenshistoricalsociety.org.

“Capturing the Spirit of Birds,” with “Mastering Bird Photography” author Marie Read sharing back stories on her compelling images of birds and her techniques to reveal their essence. Wed., June 19, 8 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000, qcbirdclub.org.

Author Talk: 80th Anniversary of the Whitestone Bridge, with “Images of America: Whitestone” author Jason Antos on the history of the span to the Bronx and gateway to the 1939-40 World’s Fair. Thu., June 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bayside Historical Society, the Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten. $5. Info: (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.org. Photo courtesy BHS

TOURS / HIKES
 

Along the J Train, with walks in Jamaica, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven stressing history and ending at Neir’s Tavern, led by with Boro Historian Jack Eichenbaum. Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., meeting outside AirTrain entrance at Sutphin Blvd. E/J station, Jamaica. $25. Info/registration (required): (718) 961-8406, jaconet@aol.com, geognyc.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS
 

Pet adoption fair, the 12th annual by the Richmond Hill Block Association, with free supplies given to each adopter and donations of blankets and/or funds for the ASPCA, Animal Care Centers of NYC and Heavenly Angels Rescue welcome. Sat., June 15, 12-4 p.m., Forest Park Buddy Monument Plaza, Park Lane South and Myrtle Ave. Info: (718) 849-3759.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
 

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.

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.

KIDS / FAMILIES
 

Living Lab: Dino Build, with kids 6-9 comparing and contrasting a live reptile and bird, relating them to the dinosaurs and making their own dinos to take home. Sat., June 15, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $24. Info/preregistration (required): (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com.

Superpower Dogs Day, with disaster response dogs and “PupScouts” greeting people who learn how they help save lives, in conjunction with screenings of the film “Superpower Dogs 3D.” Sat., June 15, 12-3 p.m. (certain events at certain times), New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID (more for film screening). Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

Kickin’ it for Autism, with kids 5-12 on the autism spectrum playing soccer and participating in a social event, with water and snacks provided. Sat., June 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Field, 61-27 71 St., Middle Village. Free. Info: tinyurl.com/kickinitforautism.

SOCIAL EVENTS
 

Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., June 15 (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.

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.

MARKETS
 

Flea Market & Fun Day, with various items, food and beverages from more than 35 vendors and fun activities for kids. Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St. Info: (718) 821-4770.

Italian Charities of America flea market, with goods of all kinds and refreshments and food also for saleand vendor tables available for $25. Sat., June 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Info: (718) 478-3100.

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.

SUPPORT GROUPS
 

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

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, olderadults@cgy.org.

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