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Where can you have a bite from more than 35 restaurants for just $30? At the Bell Blvd Food & Music Fest, set for Sunday the 19th. And yes, there’ll be live music, along with games, dancing and more. As Saturday Night Live’s Stefon might say, this festival has everything. See Special Events.

 

Exhibits

“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.

Open studio, with art, food and drinks. Fri., May 17, 7-10 p.m., One eyed studios, 1639 Centre St., Ridgewood. Free. Info: (347) 740-8409, oneyedstudios.com.

“Timberline,” with works by Nicholas Arbatsky that appear to float above the printed surface, just out of range of the viewer’s focus. Sat., May 11 (opening reception 3-6 p.m.)-Sat., June 29, Topaz Arts, 55-03 39 Ave., Woodside. Free. Info: (718) 505-0440, topazarts.org.

“HS2AS Alumni Exhibition,” with works by 14 graduates of the High School to Art School program. Through Sun., May 12, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 505-3018, queenscouncilarts.org.

Lisa Gindi Art at The Supper Room, with original works form Gindi’s “Glitz Collection,” inspired by her love of fashion, cars and New York City, available for sale. Mon., May 13, 8 p.m., The Supper Room, 38-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Free. Info/RSVP: (718) 873-2999, lisagindiart.com.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“Tree of Life,” with nearly 40 works by 9 artists meant to convey peace and harmony, all for sale, with a portion of he proceeds to benefit the Pittsburgh synagogue of the same name where 11 were killed and 7 wounded in an Oct. 2018 shooting. Through Thu., Aug. 1, Red Pipe Cafe, 71-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 224-8359, bit.ly/2GAm0Nk.

“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, queenshistoricalsociety.org, rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Music

Nerissa Campbell, with music called “a fine blend of styles dipped in a smoky beer batter of late night living,” part of the Thursday Night Jazz series. Thu., May 9, 8 p.m., Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. $10. Info: (718) 658-7400, jcal.org.

Daniel Fishkin: Part I, with the composer, sound artist and instrument builder presenting music that may or may not include solar sound, pre-synthesizer electronic music and more, with post-concert reception. Sat., May 11, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free with RSVP. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org. courtesy photo

Chamber Music America, with Mickey Bass and his New York Powerhouse Ensemble and the Beijing Guitar Duo performing as part of the seventh annual National Chamber Music Month. Fri., May 17, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $12; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

Queens Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert: Wrestling with Destiny, with Verdi’s Overture to “La Forza del Destino,” Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S. 124 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Sun., May 12, 3 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. Free. Info/RSVP (required): (718) 544-2996, kupferbergcenter.org, queenssymphony.org.

A Tribute to Scott Joplin, with Dalton’s Uptown Ramblers, featuring Dalton Ridenhour on piano, Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet, Evan Arntzen on clarinet, Joe McDonough on trombone and Bob Sacchi on tuba, playing a style of jazz that evolved out of ragtime; plus BBQ. Sat., May 18, 2 p.m. (preconcert talk 1:30 p.m.), St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst. Free. Info: (718) 278-3240, stmichaelscemetery.com.

Oratorio Society of Queens Spring Concert, with Vivaldi’s “Spring” and “Gloria” and Mozart’s “Requiem.” Sun., May 19, 4 p.m., Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Church, 110-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills. $40; $35 seniors, students; $10 kids. Info: (718) 279-3006, queensoratorio.org.

Theatre

“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. Each Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; each Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. through May 25 (post-show discussions after Sat., May 11 and 18 matinees), Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30 Road, entrance on 21 St. $25; $20 students, seniors. Info: (718) 706-5750, apacny.org.

“Queens of the Night” (“Reinas de la Noche”), an LGBTQ musical cabaret story about resilience, love and inclusion. Each Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; each Sun., 4 p.m., through May 19, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. $45 advance; $48 at door; $42 advance students, seniors; $45 at door; $40 all Fri. only. Info: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

“Catch Me If You Can,” a comic mystery about a disappearing newlywed, not to be confused with the later film and musical of the same name, by Douglaston Community Theatre. Fri.-Sat., May 10-11, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 11, 2 p.m., Zion Episcopal Church, Church Street off Douglaston Pkwy., 243-01 Northern Blvd. $19; $17 seniors, students. Info: (718) 482-3332, DougCommThtr@gmail.com.

“Relic, or, I Was Bubbie’s Favorite by Joel Feinman (as told to Lojo Simon),” a comedy about an out-of-work actor finding a relic in his grandmother’s attic that gives him fame and fortune. Fri., May 10-Sun., May 19, various times, Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $20; $18 seniors. Info: (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org.

Dance

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy and Zawirowania Dance Theatre, performing two works in a collaboration between the LIC choreographer and the Polish troupe. Sat., May 11, 8 p.m., Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Long Island City. $20 advance; $25 at door. Info: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org.

Take Root, with Edgar Cortes Dance Theater and Dance Visions NY. Fri.-Sat., May 17-18, 8 p.m. $17; $20 cash at door; $22 credit card; free for teens as part of Teen Arts Week. Fertile Ground, featuring multiple dance troupes and post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Valerie Green. Sun., May 19, 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.

Film

New York Greek Film Expo, with the last four movies screening, including “Refuge II: The Ice Path,” above. Thu., May 9 and Sat., May 11 (each film at a different time), 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. Pnevma Productions

Kids/Families

Cultural Exchange!, an interactive piano performance with Beata Moon and Barbara Podgurski of Musica Reginae exploring music from around the world made on instruments originating hundreds of years ago. Sat., May 11, 4 p.m., The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 894-2178, musicareginae.org.

Spring Bird Walk for Beginners, with kids 8 and up accompanied by an adult birding in marshland, bringing binoculars if they have them. Sat., May 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info/pre-registration (required): (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com. Photo by Steve Fisher

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.

Lectures/Talks

Martha Reeves, with the Motown singer and actress best known for her hits with the Vandellas such as “Dancing in the Street,” “Heat Wave and “Nowhere to Run,” on her career as a performer. Fri., May 10, 8 p.m., Black Spectrum Theatre, Roy Wilkins Park, 177 St. and Baisley Blvd., Jamaica. $25. Info: (718) 723-1800, blackspectrum.com.

The Women who Saved the Birds, about the fight against hats adorned with feathers or entire birds over a century ago, by author Tessa Boase, with her book “Mrs. Pankhurst’s Purple Feather” available for sale. Wed., May 15, 8 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000, qcbirdclub.org.

Lewy body dementia, with information on “the disease you’ve never heard of,” which causes a progressive decline in mental abilities, by Norma Loeb of NYU Winthrop Hospital, at open meeting of National Council of Jewish Women/Lakeview Section. Tue., May 21, 12 p.m., Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, LI. Free. Info: (718) 343-6222.

Special Events

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, the annual collection of nonperishable items for donation to area food banks, with participants leaving them in bags near home mailboxes. Sat., May 11. Info: (718) 849-4050, nalcbr562@aol.com.

LIC Springs!, a community block party with activities, art, food, fitness, music and more. Sat., May 11, 12-5 p.m., Vernon Blvd. between 46th and 50th Aves., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 786-5300, longislandcityqueens.com.

Bell Blvd Food & Music Fest, with more than 35 restaurants offering cuisine of all kinds, live music of many genres, dancing, skee ball, mini golf, other games and more. Sun., May 19, 2-6 p.m., Bell Blvd. between 38 and 43 Aves., Bayside. $30 (for food; all else free); $12 kids; $40 day of; $15 kids. Info: (718) 423-2434, baysidevillagebid.com.

Residential shredding event, with participants able to bring up to three bags or boxes of paper; and info on AARP Chapter 2819 and applications to join available. Tue., May 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (or until truck is full), Bowne Park, 156 St. and 32 Ave., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 639-0699.

Sheep Shearing Festival, with the farm animals getting their fleece cut, wool spinning demos, crafts, music, hayrides, beer garden and more. Sat., May 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $5; $8 at door. Info: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Tours/Hikes

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. Sat., 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, queensbotanical.org.

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, queenslibrary.org.

Markets

Italian Charities of America flea market, with new, used, vintage and unique items, refreshments and food; vendor tables available at $25. Sat., May 11, 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

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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