Alternatives & Futures, artist interventions organized by Beta-Local, including a workshop and listening session with Rebecca Adorno, performance by artist Guadalupe Maravilla on the famed model of NYC, the Panorama of the City of New York, and performance by Black Quantum Futurism. Sun., July 21, 1-6 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Info: queensmuseum.org/events/spring-exhibitions-public.
“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.
“Summer Exhibition,” with works by more than 50 artists in various media from painting to sculpture, photography and more. Through Fri., July 26, The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-0722, licartsopen.com.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Singing in the Rain,” with the Central Astoria LDC kicking off its Movies on the Waterfront Series with this 1952 classic starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. Mon., July 22, 8:15 p.m., Astoria Park Great Lawn. Free.
“Zootopia,” about a rookie bunny cop and cynical con artist who have to work together to uncover a conspiracy in a city of anthropomorphic animals, Family Movies in the Park presented by A Better Jamaica. Mon., July 22, 8:24 p.m., Cabbell Park, 120-03 Francis Lewis Blvd., Cambria Heights. Free. Info: abetterjamaica.org/family-movies-in-the-park.
Barbara Hammer Retrospective, with movies by a prolific feminist filmmaker who died earlier this year. Program includes live events. Fri., July 19, 7 p.m, “Mediated Sensuality”; Sat., July 20, 2 p.m., “Declarations of Identity,” 4 p.m., “Ecstatic Subjectivity”; Sun., July 21, 3:30 p.m., “Prismatic Autobiography,” 6 p.m., “Hall of Mirrors”; Sat., July 27, 4 p.m. (and Sun. July 28, 4 p.m.), “Nitrate Kisses + Generations,” 6:30 p.m. “It’s an Interlace.” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $35 series pass. Info: movingimage.us/programs/2019/07/19. photo by Eric McNatt/courtesy MoMi
“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.
“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 18, 8 p.m., Hunters Point South Park, vicinity of Center Boulevard and 50th Avenue, http://bit.ly/2LIDefM
Dances that Move the World, with Queens Symphony Orchestra, the borough’s oldest professional arts group, presenting waltzes, Slavonic dances, tangos, sambas and more from Europe, South America and China. Tue., July 23, 7-9 p.m., St. John’s University, Great Lawn (rain location: the Little Theatre), 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows. Free. Info: (718) 990-1912, queenssymphony.org/event, stjohns.edu.
Oldies night, with local tribute artist Lamar Peters performing all your favorites. Sat. July 27, 4-7 p.m., 71st Avenue Plaza (Myrtle Avenue between Forest Ave. & Stephen St.). Free.
Bulla en el Barrio, celebrating the Colombian bullerengue tradition. From its early days, this genre has been a tool for women to express themselves through music and dance, while uniting communities and celebrating life. Sun., July 21, concert 2 p.m., dance lesson 1 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16, $10 members, students, teens free. Info/RSVP: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.
Belle’s Players, the Kew Gardens Community Center theater group, seeks new members. Each Tue., 1-3 p.m., 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Info: (718) 268-5960.
Thank You Amazon for Putting the Spotlight on Long Island City, with Jack Eichenbaum and a panel of speakers giving an overview of the history and geography of LIC and its potential for future high-tech industry. Thu., July 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Long Island City Library, 37-44 21 St. Free, Limited seating. Reserve: gismolic.eventbrite.com.
“Cruel Optimism” (after Lauren Berlant), poetry reading with poets sharing new compositions that will be incorporated into a bigger project, Las Palabras Son Muros, over the following weeks. Participants include Pamela Sneed, Dana Deguilio, and Vivian Chiu. Sun., July 21, 5 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apollo, A Party!, Apollo 11 50th anniversary party to celebrate the historic moon landing with such events as a solar-powered Mason jar lamp workshop, stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, Sphero robots in an interstellar maze, and Escape The Planet! Sat., July 20, 7 p.m. (with events at various times), New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $16, $13 children (ages 2-17), college students with ID, seniors (62+) for most activities, exhibits, members free. Info: nysci.org. courtesy NASA
9th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, with live performances, including reggae and soca, by Bunji Garlin, Christopher Martin, Shenseea, Capleton and more. Plus, more than 30 food vendors highlighting spicy jerk specialties, a kids zone, and chef demos. Sun., July 21, noon, Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley Blvds., Jamaica. Tickets/Price Info: jerkfestivalny.com, (718) 425-1177
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.
Rock-A-Way Ba-by for the Sun-Set, a tour of Rockaway, looking at history, demographics, nature and the Hurricane Sandy recovery, lead by Jack Eichenbaum, the “official Queens historian” as per Borough President Melinda Katz,. Thu., Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m., meet at Thai Rock, 375 Beach 92nd St. $20. Registration required: email@example.com
Puppets, with kids creating puppets as part of the family-friendly Garden Creativi-Tea Drop-In Workshops series, every Wed. 1-3:30 p.m., through Aug. 7. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $5, $12 family; under 3 free. Info: vomuseum.org
Making History Workshops: Put a spin on it, ages 9-13. Kids learn to use a drop spindle to make yarn from sheep wool and then create crafts. Wed., July 24, 10 a.m.-noon (upcoming, using dyes, July 31, 10 a.m.), workshop series runs on Wednesdays until Aug. 14. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-0545, kingmanor.org.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., July 27 (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.
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.
PTSD for veterans and service members: Reach out to a anonymous support group in your area. Info: 1 (800) 273-8255.
Queens AARP Chorus, which sings at nursing homes and AARP events, seeks retired people to join. Meets each Fri., 11 a.m. (new people asked to come 10 a.m.), Clearview Selfhelp Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.