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Dancing is just one part of the cultural entertainment awaiting attendees of the Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival, set for Saturday in Jamaica. See Special Events.courtesy photo

EXHIBITS

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“Bayside Yacht Club,” showcasing its history with photos like the one above, from 1904, documents and more, as the first exhibit in the new “From the Archives” series. Thu., June 13, 7-9 p.m., Bayside Historical Society, the Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten. $5. Info/RSVP: (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.org. Photo courtesy BHS

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, qedastoria.com.

“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.

“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.

MUSIC

Go For Baroque, with the Forest Hills Choir and Queens Consort performing works by Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Hassler. Sat., June 8, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills. $15; $20 at door. Info: fhchoir.org.

Operatic arias, with live performances of works by Puccini, Verdi and Mozart by soprano Justyna Giermola and tenor Giuseppe Taormina, accompanied by David Maiullo; along with door prize, raffles and refreshments, at meeting of Italian-American organization La Bella Italia. Sun., June 9, 1-5 p.m., Christ the King High School CNL Center (door #10), 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. $30. Info/RSVP (required): Jacqueline Gagliano, (718) 897-3135, jbgagliano14@yahoo.com.

Bang on a Can: Miles Okazaki, with the guitarist performing works by Thelonious Monk, first in a series with different artists. Sun., June 9, 3-4 p.m., The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. Free with admission: $10; $5 seniors, students; free NYC HS students, kids under 12. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org.

Jazz Jam, the monthly event led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, with all musicians and vocalists welcome to join in. Wed., June 12, 7-10 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free to play or sing; $10 to listen; free students and teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

Webber/Morris Big Band, with 19 jazz musicians performing music by co-composers Anna Webber and Angela Morris. Sun., June 9, 3-4:30 p.m., Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

DANCE

Queens Outdoor Dance Festival 2019, with performances by several troupes, including Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre, to mark 10 years of Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre — The Academy Studio. Sun., June 9, 5 p.m., 66-85 73 Place, Middle Village. Free. Info: (347) 263-SLDT (7538), sldt.org. file photo

The Jamaica Dance Festival, with several troupes performing. Sat., June 8, 15 and 22, 7 p.m., Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. between 150 and 153 Sts., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 657-2605, abetterjamaica.org.

“Tango + Tango,” a celebration of the passion and elegance of both new and traditional tango. Each Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; each Sun., 4 p.m., Through June 23, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. $45; $48 at door; $42 students, seniors; $45 at door; $40 all Fri. only. Info: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

THEATRE

“Peace, a Massacre, and the Umbrella,” a trilogy of surreal plays that “question the idea of us versus the other.” Fri.-Sun., June 14-16, 8 p.m., The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $25. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

Woodside Players of Queens Summer Play Festival, with various short plays performed. Sat., June 15, 2-4 p.m., Long Island City Library, 37-44 21 St. Free. Info: (631) 898-4205, pineyforkpress.com.

FILM

Queens Filmmakers: A Night of Shorts, with short movies from the Queens World Film Festival and Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival. Fri., June 7, 7-10 p.m., Lou Lodati Playground, Skillman Ave. and 42 St. Free. Info: (718) 606-1800, sunnysideshines.org.

“Just Eat It,” the 2014 documentary about a couple that tries to go six months eating only food that was to be discarded; and “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste,” the 2017 documentary about chefs making dishes from what most consider scraps. Tue., June 11, 7-9 p.m. (“Just Eat It”) and Wed., June 12, 7-9 p.m. (“Wasted”), MS 172, 81-14 257 St., Floral Park. Free. Info/registration (required): justeatit-queens.eventbrite.com, wastedscreening-queens.eventbrite.com.

“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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cirque du Soleil: “Luzia — A Waking Dream of Mexico,” with acrobats, trapeze artists, a contortionist and more. Through Sun., June 9, outside Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. $54. Info: cirquedusoleil.com. Photo by Mark Lord

Pride Month Celebration, with new works by performance artist Tara Mateik and dancer Brandon Coleman. Fri., June 7, 7:30 p.m., Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. Donations welcome. Info: (718) 658-7400, jcal.org.

Keith Hernandez book signing, with the Mets star and color commentator signing copies of his memoir, “I’m Keith Hernandez.” Fri., June 7, 1-3 p.m., Book Culture LIC, 26-09 Jackson Ave. $18 for book and ticket. Info: (718) 440-3120, bookculture.com.

Bankra Carribean Folk Festival, a family event with music, dance, a drum circle, art, food and more. Sat., June 8, 12-7 p.m., St. Albans Park, Merrick Blvd. at Sayres Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info/registration: (917) 668-2209, bankrafestival.com.

Spanish-American War re-enactment, with a visit from President Theodore Roosevelt, by Saddles and Boots Productions; along with a display of World War II equipment and uniforms. Sun., June 9, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free. Info: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org.

Pet adoption fair, the 12th annual by the Richmond Hill Block Association, with free supplies given to each adopter and donations of blankets and/or funds for the ASPCA, Animal Care Centers of NYC and Heavenly Angels Rescue welcome. Sat., June 15, 12-4 p.m., Forest Park Buddy Monument Plaza, Park Lane South and Myrtle Ave. Info: (718) 849-3759.

LECTURES / TALKS

History of sports in Queens, with Jeffrey Kroessler, author of “The Greater New York Sports Chronology.” Thu., June 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. $5; $3 students, seniors. Info: (718) 939-0647, queenshistoricalsociety.org.

TOURS / HIKES

World’s Fair History Walk, a guided tour of a dozen sites from the Unisphere to the Whispering Column of Jerash. Sun., June 9 (and each 2nd Sun. of the month through Oct.), 11 a.m.-12 p.m., meeting at a tent near the Unisphere. Free. Info: (718) 760-6437, nycgovparks.org, vickie.karp@parks.nyc.gov.

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.

Swing Dance Astoria, with participants kicking and hopping to big band music from the 1930s and ’40s. Mon., June 10, 17 and 24, 7-8 p.m., QED, 27-16 23 Ave., Astoria. $20 each session; $60 all four. Info: (347) 451-3873, qedastoria.com.

KIDS / FAMILIES

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.

SOCIAL EVENTS

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 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, hillcrestjc.org.

MARKETS

Flea Market & Fun Day, with various items, food and beverages from more than 35 vendors and fun activities for kids. Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St. Info: (718) 821-4770.

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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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.

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.

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