“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.
“Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan,” with more than 80 works by the artists and friends Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa who sought to make modern art through “true development” of Japanese traditions. Through Sun., July 14, The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. $10; $5 seniors, students; NYC HS students, kids under 12 free. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org.
“Urban Dance,” with photographs that capture the global dynamics and transforming experience of cities worldwide. Through Sun., July 21, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.
“Doldrums,” with works by three artists that reflect the namesake region of the Atlantic Ocean known to becalm ships, with muggy air weighing on their crews. Through Fri., Aug. 2, Mrs., 60-40 56 Drive, Maspeth. Free. Info: (347) 841-6149, mrsgallery.com.
“Summer Exhibition,” with works by more than 50 artists in various media from painting to sculpture, photography and more. Through Fri., July 27, The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-0722, licartsopen.com.GARY SCHWARTZ
“Closed for Installation,” with overlooked everyday objects like bulletin boards, park benches and water fountains remade by Fiona Connor; and “More or Less Bone,” a monumental work in fiberglass and paint by Jean-Luc Moulene. Through Mon., July 29, SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. $10 suggested; $5 students. Info: (718) 361-1750, sculpture-center.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
“Escape: Celebrating the Great Outdoors,” with paintings created en plein air that represent the artists’ intimate communion with the landscape, including Emilie Lee’s “Indian Creek Canyon,” above; with a portion of proceeds going to The Nature Conservancy. Through Thu., Sept. 5, Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11 St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-5164, eleventhstreetarts.com.
A Palo Seco, with the flamenco-style troupe dancing the night away as part of the SummerStage series, combining traditional techniques with a modern, metropolitan flair. Fri., July 12, 7 p.m., Queensbridge Park, vicinity of 41st Road and Vernon Boulevard, LIC. Free. http://bit.ly/32fw1JJ.
Rock en Espa–ol, Argentine music headlined by the socially conscious singer Leon Geico, sometimes called the “Bob Dylan of Argentina.” Sat., July 13, 5 p.m., Queensbridge Park, vicinity of 41st Road and Vernon Boulevard, LIC. Free. http://bit.ly/2G1DC5c.
75 Dollar Bill, with plywood-crate percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen making electric, richly patterned music that can shape-shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism, as part of the Bang on a Can series. Sun., July 14, 3 p.m., The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. $10; $5 seniors, students; NYC HS students, kids under 12 free. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org.
Full Moon Afro-Brazilian Drum Circle, with attendees learning to play timbal, caixa, surdo, repique, xequere, tamborim, pandeiro and more with a former member of Timbalada! Tue., July 16, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $25, teens free. Info/RSVP: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.
Claudia Valentina, with the singer-dancer-jaranera performing an array of soulful Latin folklore that spans regions of Mexico and the United States as part of the Live at the Gantries series. Tue., July 16, 7 p.m., Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Road, Long Island City. Info: (718) 544-2996, kupferbergcenter.org.
Queens Symphony Orchestra, performing “Dances that Move the World” at St. John’s University’s 21st Annual Great Lawn Concert in an exploration of how various cultures celebrate their fellowship through music. Tue., July 23, 7 p.m. St. John’s University’s Great Lawn, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows. Free. In the event of a rainout, the concert will be relocated to the campus’s Little Theatre. Info: (718) 990-1912, stjohns.edu.0
OLMC Feast 2019, in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino Di Nola, with entertainment, games, rides, Mass, Giglio, boatlift, Old Timer’s Day and more. Through Sun., July 21 (certain events at certain times), OLMC Church, 275 N. Eighth St., Brooklyn. Free. Info: (718) 384-0223, olmcchurchbk.com.
Ralph McDaniels Hip Hop in the Park, with the VJ and DJ from Hollis, founder and host of Video Music Box, left, celebrating the impact and positive evolution of hip-hop culture, with dance performances, art-making and more. Sat., July 13, 3-7 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org. Courtesy photo
City of Water Day, with kayaking, fishing, surfing, hiking, bird watching, art, nature and more, all celebrating NYC’s waterways, bays and ocean, at multiple locations including Jamaica Bay, above. Sat., July 13, varying times. Free. Info: (212) 935-9831, waterfrontalliance.org.
Dirty Dancing, with the coming-of age film on a large screen with the Manhattan Midtown in the background as part of the ongoing CinemaLIC series. Thu., July 8, 8 p.m., Hunters Point South Park, vicinity of Center Boulevard and 50th Avenue, http://bit.ly/2LIDefM
“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 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.
Puppets, with kids creating puppets as part of the family-friendly Garden Creativi-Tea Drop-In Workshops series that continues until Aug. 7. Wed., July 17, 1 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $5, $12 family; under 3 free.Info: vomuseum.orgCourtesy photo
Defensive driving course, for better skills, insurance and point reduction; and to cut down on accidents. Sat., July 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Mel’s Church of Flushing, 26-15 154 St. $45. Info/registration: (631) 360-9720.
Environmental Science Workshops, by the Eastern Queens Alliance, offer exciting hands-on STEM lessons for children ages 8-12. Six-week workshop series 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Through Thu. Aug. 5, Park House of Springfield Park, 146-02 Springfield Blvd. $32 per week or $150 for six weeks; scholarships available. Snacks served. Preregistration required. Info: (347) 824-2301, eqa-ippc/science-in-the-park, idlewildesc@easternqueensallianceorg.
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.
Beginner’s Spanish, so you too can say, “Yo hablo el Espa–ol.” Each Tue., Fri., 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Free. Info: (718) 268-5960.
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, with the head of Science of Spirituality promoting inner and outer peace, unity and spirituality in the world. Sun., July 21, 2:30 p.m., Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 793-0923, kupferbergcenter.org. Courtesy photo
Book Talk, with author Richard Panchyk discussing and signing his 2018 work “Hidden History of Queens,” a book on fun facts focused on Jamaica;. Sun., July 14, 2 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-0545, kingmanor.org.
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. 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.
Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., July 13 (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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org..
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, jspoa.org.
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. 3333
SNAP: Services Now for Adult Persons, a full-service neighborhood center with exercise classes, line dancing, table pool, hot lunch daily, sewing, jewelry, quilting classes and more. 133-33 Brookville Blvd., suite LL5, Rosedale. Info: (718) 525-8899, snapqueens.org.
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.
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.
Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.
PTSD for veterans and service members: Reach out to a anonymous support group in your area. Info: 1 (800) 273-8255.
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, email@example.com.