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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 1:32 pm, Thu Aug 29, 2019.

EXHIBITS
 

“Imaging Women in the Space Age,” with vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, TV, film, pop culture, toys and more; part of Space Out Summer programs honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Through Sun., Nov. 3, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

Flushing Town Hall Annual Members Exhibit, with multiple visual artists showing their work in various media; most works for sale to support the program and artists. Through Sun., Sept. 1, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested; free students, teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

“40 Objects,” with historical photographs, artwork, correspondence and other ephemera about the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Through Fri., Aug. 30, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

“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,” 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.

“Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow Hues,” exploring the science and artistry behind Louis C. Tiffany’s groundbreaking achievements in iridescent art glass, with vivid colors, hypnotizing patterns and more. Through Sun., Oct. 6, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

MUSIC
 

Louis Armstrong House Museum Jazzmobile Block Party, with the Jumaane Smith Quartet and Jay Rodriguez, left, and his Latin Swing Band, with tours of the museum available. Sat., Aug. 24, 2-4 p.m. (tours 12-4:30 p.m. on the half hour), LAHM, 34-56 107 St., Corona. Free. Info: (718) 478-8274, louisarmstronghouse.org. Courtesy photo

Jazz Thursdays, with Carl Bartlett Jr. and Charles Bartlett’s live outdoor performances honoring the late musicians William Brown and Lois Brown, hosted by the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce. Thu., Aug. 22, 7-9:30 p.m., 70 Road between Queens Blvd. and Austin St., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 268-6565, jazzthursdayslive.com.

“Colors of Us” listening party, with electronic music artist and technologist Claire Marie Lim (aka dolltr!ck) previewing her new album of music created by female-indentifying youth of Asian descent in Queens. Sat., Aug. 24, 5-6:30 p.m., Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137 St., Flushing. Free with registration. Info: (718) 961-8585, latimernow.org, queenscouncilarts.org.

Queens Get the Music Summer Festival 2019, with three shows featuring multiple local performers, celebrating Queens’ diverse soundscape. Thu., Aug. 29, 6-9 p.m., Athens Square Park, 30 Ave. and 30 St., Astoria. Free. Info: James Avatar, (718) 916-3087, bit.ly/2HgTSQx.

THEATRE
 

“Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy about two young, star-crossed lovers whose families despise one another, by the Rude Grooms theater troupe. Daily through Sun., Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m.; also 1:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 25. Various locations in Long Island City and Astoria. Free. Info: (646) 725-8539, rudegrooms.com.

“No Brainer or the Solution to Parasites,” “a rip-roaring musical” about a city social service provider seeking to save the world from a somewhat drunk real estate magnate and reality TV star as the nation goes mad, by Theater for the New City. Sun., Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Travers Park, 34 Ave. between 77 and 78 Sts., Jackson Heights (further shows in other boros in Sept.). Free. Info: (212) 924-0496, theaterforthenewcity.net.

Shakespeare in the Parks, with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the comedy about young lovers, fairies and a theater troupe in a magical forest, and “Richard III,” the historical drama about the bloody rise and fall of an English king. Alternating days, Thu., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. (7 p.m. kids’ workshop), various Queens locations; Fri.-Sat., Aug. 23-24. Free. Info: (718) 729-8567, hiptohip.org.

“Rupture/Ruptura,” a piece of radical puppet theater using more than 80 puppets holding spare parts of appliances and other machines gathered from Cuban households to “interrogate repair and reuse” with a critical approach. Sat., Aug. 24, 2-6 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org.

COMEDY
 

Christian Finnegan’s “World’s 2nd Best Taste in Music Contest,” a pub-style trivia contest with questions about rock, funk, R&B and more, all based on Finnegan’s “sterling and unassailable personal taste.” Wed., Aug. 28, 7:30-9 p.m., QED, 27-16 23 Ave., Astoria. $7. Info: (347) 451-3873, qedastoria.com.

FILM
 

“Hamlet,” the 1996 star-studded epic, unabridged version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, widely considered among the greatest plays ever written, with Kenneth Branagh in the title role. Sat., Aug. 24, 4:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 25, 2 p.m., 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.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” the popular 1952 romantic comedy musical starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds as performers in late 1920s Hollywood. Mon., Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m., Astoria Park Great Lawn. Free. Info: (718) 728-7820, centralastoria.nyc.

SPECIAL EVENTS
 

Free Corn Roast, cooked over a coal fire to celebrate one of summer’s best foods and thank the community for its support of the Cunningham Park Farmers Market. Sun., Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., northeast corner of parking lot off Union Tpke. by 196 Place, Fresh Meadows. Info: (914) 923-4837, downtoearthmarkets.com.

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, celebrating Caribbean food and culture with spicy cuisine from 30 vendors, cooking demos, live music and more. Sun., Aug. 25, 12-8 p.m., Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley blvds., Jamaica. $39; $49 at gate. Info: (718) 425-1177, jerkfestivalny.com.

Once Upon a Time in Queens Summer Networking Mixer, a yearly tradition that draws about 150 people with conversation, prizes, specialty drinks and more, by the Queens Economic Development Corp. Thu., Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m., The Z Hotel, 11-01 43 Ave., Long Island City. Free ($5 for raffle ticket to win tickets to the US Open finals). Info: (718) 263-0546, queensny.org/calendar.

Open Mic Series, with Thunderbird American Indian Dancer of the Year Bobby Gonzalez spinning a yarn and encouraging the audience to participate, part of the Building Bridges through Storytelling program, Mon., Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested, students, teens free. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

Coronate Caribe, a Caribbean cultural celebration with live music, including by Dominican roots band Yasser Tejeda and Palotre, above, a photo exhibit, face painting, dance and more. Sat., Aug. 24, 1-6 p.m. (certain events at certain times), Corona Plaza, 40-04 National St. Free. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org. Courtesy photo

“Family Feud” tryouts, with five people related by blood, marriage or legal adoption auditioning for the popular game show. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 14-15 (times and location not disclosed beyond “the New York area”); or by video submission. Info: (818) 451-4281, familyfeud.com/audition.

KIDS / FAMILIES
 

123 AndrÈs concert, with Grammy-winning husband and wife duo AndrÈs Salguero and Christina Sanabria playing their interactive, bilingual, educational music that will have kids and their families dancing and the youngsters learning; part of the Live at the Gantries music series. Tue., Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Road, Long Island City. Free. Info: Info: (718) 544-2996, kupferbergcenter.org. Courtesy photo

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
 

Kayak Skills Sessions and Practice Paddle, for those at every skill level, to try new strokes or perfect standards. Fri., Aug. 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Kayaking Tryout, for those who have never done it before; open to those 6 and over with an adult. Wed., Aug. 28. Both at Riis Landing; entrance on State Road/Rockaway Point Blvd. opposite Heinzelman Road. Free. Info: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 338-3799, (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.

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.

CLUBS
 

Alley Eco-Club — a Citizen Science Club for Adults, a new group with participants making and recording their observations about the natural world and discussing them at meetings. Sun., Aug. 25 (and each 2nd and 4th Sun. of the month), 10 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com, tom0153@hotmail.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.

SOCIAL EVENTS
 

Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., Aug. 24 (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.

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.

MARKETS
 

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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES
 

Della Monica-Steinway Senior Center. Serving adults 60 and over. 23-56 Broadway, Astoria. Exercise classes daily, 10 a.m. Social dancing every Mon. and Thu., 1 p.m. Daily lunch served 11:45 a.m. Info: (718) 626-1500.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mon. at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mon. and Thurs. at 10:30; Eldercise, Tues. at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wed. at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thurs. at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fri. at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Mon., Tues. and Fri. at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thurs. of month. Monthly buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center, with arts and crafts, knitting, Wii bowling, education and more. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., lunch at 12 p.m. Strength/stretching exercise class every Mon., 1 p.m.; yoga class every Thu., 10 a.m.; Zumba every Fri. 89-02 91 St., Woodhaven. Info: (718) 847-9200.

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.

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.

SUPPORT GROUPS
 

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.

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, olderadults@cgy.org.

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