“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.
“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.
“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.
“Conspiracy of Goodness: How French Protestants Saved Thousands of Jews During World War II,” about an isolated community, Le Chambon, that saved 3,500 Jews from Nazi Germany and Vichy France. Through Fri., May 24, Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Free. Info: (718) 281-5770, qcc.cuny.edu/khrca.
“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.
“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. Photo by Jose Carlos Casado
“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.
“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,
“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.
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.
“Caroline, or Change,” a musical about the uneasy friendship between a young Jewish boy and his family’s black maid in 1963 Louisiana, by the Astoria Performing Arts Center. Thu.-Fri., May 23-24, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 25, 2 and 8 p.m., Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30 Road, entrance on 21 St. $25; $20 students, seniors. Info: (718) 706-5750, apacny.org.
“Freedom,” with new choreography by Shoko Tamai and Ninja Ballet, staged after an opening performance by Richard Mazda’s band. Sat., May 25, 7:30 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $45. Info: (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.
“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.” Mon., May 27-Sat., June 1, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49 Ave., Long Island City. $20. Info: (718) 482-7069, chocolatefactorytheater.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.MACGILLIVRAY FILMS
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” the 2016 documentary about the only company criminally indicted following the 2008 mortgage crisis, a bank in Chinatown. Sun., May 26, 3 p.m., Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137 St., Flushing. Free. Info/RSVP: (718) 961-8585,
TOURS / HIKES
May Flowers: A Wildflower Exploration, a “gentle walk” with participants identifying native flowers and greeting them with poetry and song inspired by them. Sat., May 25, 2-3:30 p.m., Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.
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,
KIDS / FAMILIES
Hands-on History: Plant Your Own Terrarium!, with kids making mini gardens to take home and learning about 19th-century agriculture; best for ages 3 and up but adults welcome too. Sat., May 25, 1-4 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-0545, kingmanor.org.
“Pirate Pete’s Parrot,” a play about a lovable rogue and his crew embarking on a high-seas adventure filled with music, mischief and laughs to find his runaway bird. Sat., May 25, 2:30 p.m. (and each fourth Sat. of the month), The Secret Children’s Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $10 kids; $15 adults; $40 family 4-pack. Info: (718) 392 0722, secrettheatre.com.
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.
Interfaith Iftar Community Potluck Dinner, a vegetarian meal shared among people of different religious beliefs, held by the Flushing Interfaith Council and Amnesty International as part of the United States of Love Over Hate Campaign. Sat., May 25, 7 p.m., St. George’s Church, 135-32 38 Ave., Flushing. Free. Info: (646) 926-7844,
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.
Compost Giveback, with residents getting up to three 40-pound bags of compost from the Sanitation Department as part of the city’s Make Compost, Not Trash campaign. Thu., May 30, 2 and 3 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. Free. Info: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org. courtesy photo
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,
Nail polish workshop, welcomes kids and adults to design their own nails or have them done, 5-5:30 p.m. most Fridays at Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St. Registration is not required. All polish and supplies will be provided. Info: (718) 821-4770.
Beginner’s Spanish, so you too can say, “Yo hablo el Español.” Each Tue., Fri., 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Free. Info: (718) 268-5960.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mon. at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mon. and Thurs. at 10:30; Eldercise, Tues. at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wed. at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thurs. at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fri. at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Mon., Tues. and Fri. at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thurs. of month. Monthly buses to Yonkers.
Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.
Queens Chiari/Syringomyelia Support Group, with all invited. Tue., May 28, 6 p.m., Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church, 131-29 Farmers Blvd. Free. Info/RSVP: Ruth Williams, (718) 740-5805, email@example.com.
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.