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The Nai Ni Chen Dance Co. is bringing is the sixth version of its collaborative project CrossCurrent to Flushing Town Hall on Sunday, featuring two new works in progress, “Path to Light” and “Bamboo Rap,” above. See Dance.


“Flowering Trees of Victorian Richmond Hill,” with paintings of homes and gardens done en plein air by Irene Buszko. Sat., April 6-Sun., June 30, 1-4 p.m. (opening reception Sun., April 7, 2-4 p.m.), Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Suggested donation $2. Info: (718) 359-6227,

“Skip LaPlante’s Windchimes,” with the elaborate chimes he hand-built from “stuff nobody else wanted,” and most available for sale. Sat.-Sun., April 6-7 and 13-14, 12-5 p.m.; weekdays by appointment, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested; free students, teens. Info: (718) 463-7700,

“Women in Art 2019,” with works by 30 artists; “Inside/Outside,” with works reflecting the experiences of mental illness by dozens of artists; and “Rebirth,” a mini solo exhibit by Luzia Castaneda, with a related four-part workshop. All through Sun., April 7. The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 848-0030,

“Dichotomies,” with mixed-media works by Carol Crawford that combine photography, painting and more on wood, and investigate the socio-political moment via visual metaphors. Through Fri., April 19, LIC Arts Open Gallery, The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 361-7633,

“Florilegium,” with more than 45 paintings, illustrations, sculptures and more of plants and flowers, exploring the textures of life in nature and art. Through Thu., April 25, weekends or by appointment, with workshops at various dates and times, Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11 St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-5164,

“Distance,” with works on paper by dozens of alumni of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture related to physical or metaphysical distance. Through Sun., Apr. 7, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 937-6317,

“Bringing Steel to Life,” with large-scale figurative sculptures, table-top works and drawings by Jack Howard-Potter. Through Fri., April 26, LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-0722,

Paintings by Eileen Coyne, with works mostly featuring people and dogs, by the Long Island City artist largely inspired by European Expressionists. Through June, QED, 27-16 23 Ave., Astoria. Free. Info: (347) 451-3873,

“Bionic Me,” a multifaceted, interactive exhibit that lets participants fly a virtual jetpack, use the mind to move a ball, use gestures to control a robot arm, look through an infrared camera and more, all exploring technologies that “enhance the human experience.” Through Sun., May 5, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005,


“Spring Sonata,” a performance by the Senior Theater Acting Repertory group. Wed., April 10, 1 p.m., Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Tpke. (with more to follow in May and June at other libraries). Free. Info: (718) 831-8636.

Stina Nyberg — “The Woman Who Lit The World,” with the choreographer telling how she walked in the footsteps of genius electrical inventor Nikola Tesla from Belgrade to Niagara Falls. Sun., April 7, 7 p.m., The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 482-7069, Courtesy photo

“Shrek: The Musical,” about the beloved ogre with abandonment issues, his friend Donkey and their quest in a fairy-tale world, by The Gingerbread Players. Fri., April 5, 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., April 6-7, 2:30 p.m.; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 85 Greenway S., Forest Hills. $15; $12 each for groups of six or more. Info: (718) 268-7772,


Global Mashup 3: Latin Boogaloo Meets Klezmer, with bands Spanglish Fly and the Mini-Klezmer All-Stars each performing separately and then together as the crowd dances. Sat., April 6, 7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8 p.m. (concert), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700,

Trombonist Abdulrahman Amer, with the composer and member of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performing, as part of the Thursday Night Jazz Series. Thu., April 14, 8 p.m., Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. $10. Info: (718) 658-7400,


Nai Ni Chen Dance Co.: “CrossCurrent VI,” with two new works in progress, “Path to Light” and “Bamboo Rap.” Sun., April 7, 2 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700,

Queens Informal, a works-in-progress show featuring guests Jacqui Dugal, Sean Hatch, Dorothy Nunez and Laurel Snyder, with wine and feedback afterward. Mon., April 8, 7:30-9 p.m., Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre-The Academy, 66-85 73 Place, Middle Village. Free. Info: (917) 686-7429,

“Relative Fields in Motion,” a collaboration between portraitist Heidi Howard and her mother, sound sculptor Liz Phillips, done in conjunction with the site-specific art installation “Relative Fields in Garden.” Fri., April 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Sat., April 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, kids. Info: (718) 592-9700,

Take Root, with a performance by Azul Dance Theatre. Fri.-Sat., April 5-6, 8 p.m. $17 advance; $20 cash at door; $22 credit card. Fertile Ground, featuring multiple dance troupes and post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Valerie Green. Sun., April 7, 7 p.m. $15. Both part of monthly series at Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Long Island City. Info: (718) 956-3037,


ReelAbilities Film Festival, with award-winning features and shorts about people with disabilities. Sun., April 7, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Mon., April 8, 1 p.m., Commonpoint Queens (formerly Central Queens Y), 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. $5 suggested. Info: (718) 268-5011,

Havana Film Festival, the 20th annual, celebrating Latin-American cinema, with three screenings in Queens and more in Manhattan. Sun., April 7, 2 p.m.; Sun., April 14, 2 and 4:30 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria (other times and locations through Tue., April 16). $15; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888,

Penny Lane Is Her Real Name, a complete retrospective of the nonfiction filmmaker’s work, with four features including “Hail Satan?,” above, and 17 shorts; with her appearing at most screenings. Fri.-Sun., April 5-7, various 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, MAGNOLIA Pictures


Book talk and signing: “American Eden,” with author Victoria Johnson discussing her work about Dr. David Hosack, physician to Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose dream to build America’s first botanical garden inspired the nation; with books available for purchase. Sat., April 6, 2-4 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students; $2 kids over 3. Info/registration (required): (718) 886-3800,

Enslaved Women’s Clothing, an interactive talk with historical interpreter Cheyney McKnight, founder of Not Your Momma’s History, on 18th- and 19th-century female slaves’ garments. Sun., April 7, 3-4 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-0545, Courtesy photo


Kid Composers!, an interactive piano performance with Beata Moon and Barbara Podgurski of Musica Reginae exploring where composers get their inspiration and playing music written by children past and present. Sat., April 13, 4 p.m., The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 894-2178,

Hands-on History: Weave a Potholder or Placemat!, with participants hand-weaving wool or making a paper placemat; recommended for ages 3 and up but adults welcome too. Sat., April 6, 1-4 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-0545,


Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, an exploration of avian life at the Queens Botanical Garden and how resources like food, shelter and water are provided there. Sun., April 7 and 14; Sat., April 27 and May 18, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students; $2 kids over 3. Info/registration (required): (718) 886-3800,


Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival, with hayrides, carnival rides, midway games and more. Sat.-Sun., April 6-7 and 13-14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $15 advance; $20 at door, includes rides. Info: (718) 347-3276,


Gilded Age Tea, an elegant afternoon with a talk about the architect of Maple Grove Cemetery’s Victorian Building, tea and music, with a prize for the best-dressed guest. Sat., April 6, 5 p.m., Maple Grove Cemetery Celebration Hall, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. $30. Info: (347) 878-6614,

Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., April 6 (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.


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,


Giant indoor flea market, with clothes, household items, books, games, jewelry, toys, snack bar and more. Sun., April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nativity of the Blessed Mary Church Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Info: Marge, (718) 843-4680.

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,


Knitting and crocheting class, to learn a new skill or share an idea for a craft project, by Jamaica Senior Program for Older Adults. Each Thu., 10:30-11:30 a.m., T. Jackson Adult Center, 92-47 165 St. Info: (718) 657-6500,

Queens AARP chorus, seeking retired people to sing at nursing homes and for AARP chapters. Meet each Fri., 1 p.m. Clearview SelfHelp Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Info:


Monthly bereavement group, for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, with informative handouts and light refreshments provided. Wed., April 10 and each second Wed. of the month, 2:30-4 p.m., Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Free. Info: (718) 335-6049,

Overeaters Anonymous, for anyone with an eating disorder or other problem with food or maintaining a healthy weight, in various neighborhoods. Each Tue., 7:30-9 p.m., Holy Child Jesus Outreach Center, 112-06 86 Ave., Richmond Hill. Info: (718) 564-7027 (leave message). Each Thu., 12-1:30 p.m., Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156 Ave. Info: Julie, (718) 848-4338. Each Thu., 12:15-1:40 p.m., Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Drive. Info: (347) 433-5876 (OA of Greater New York; leave message), (718) 459-5140 (library).

Alcoholics Anonymous, daily meetings around Queens for those with a drinking problem. Info: (718) 520-5021,

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