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You can see Sens. Bernie Sanders, left, and Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden and other candidates duke it out for the Democratic presidential nomination on Oct. 15 like you’ve never seen them before — with running commentary from comedians, Mystery Science Theatre 3000-style, at QED in Astoria. See Comedy.


“The Socrates Annual 2019,” with outdoor projects by multiple artists produced on-site and engaging their location and community. Sat., Oct. 5 (opening celebration 4-6 p.m.)-Sun., March 8, 2020, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 956-1819,

“Bari — Know Your Place,” with illustrations and writing by Symin Adive exploring the hierarchies of family, class, race and more in the life of a young immigrant, inspired by a style of 15th- to 18th-century paintings in Southeast Asia. Fri., Oct. 4-Sun., Oct. 20, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested; free students. Info: (718) 463-7700,

“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. Tue., Oct. 8-spring 2020, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700,

“Creative Mosaic,” with artists working in multiple media responding to the sounds, flavors, colors and traditions of innumerable cultures that make up Queens. Through Sun., Oct. 13, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 848-0030,

“Under the Bonsai Tree,” with sculptures and drawings by Chris Bogia that reflect perfection and reference the home, though sometimes with a darker element. Through Sat., Nov. 2, Mrs., 60-40 56 Drive, Maspeth. Free. Info: (347) 841-6149,

“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,

“Honoring Your Vision,” with about 30 paintings and photos by nine artists on what is in front of us but may be overlooked, including “Then and Now” images of historical area architecture by Cheryl Cuddeback, such as “Continental + Austin Morphed 2,” above. Through Fri., Nov. 29, Red Pipe Café, 71-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 224-8359. Cheryl Cuddeback

“Diplomacy,” with works by 11 international artists responding to the architecture and Cold War history of Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, along with photos, plans and other ephemera related to it. Through Fri., Nov. 22, Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 990-7476,

“At Sea,” with works by multiple artists in various media using sea imagery to address the idea of being adrift in the face of fraught events, natural and manmade, global and personal. Through Sun., Dec. 8, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 937-6317,


“Painted Alice — The Musical,” an adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” for adults, about an artist who falls through her canvas into a dark and comical world. Sun., Oct. 6-Sun., Dec. 1, various dates and times, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $25-$45. Info: (347) 848-0030, Image courtesy Long Island City Artists

“Rent,” the hit musical depicting the struggles of NYC life in the early 1990s, with contemporary themes but based on Puccini’s opera “La Boheme.” Fri.-Sat., Oct. 4-5, 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., Oct. 5-6, 3 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $22; $25 at door. Info: (718) 392-0722,


Antonio Hart Quintet, with the jazzman who’s played with Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Hargrove, Nancy Wilson and more and his band performing originals and standards. Sat., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700,


Queensboro Dance Festival, with more than 30 troupes from the borough performing ballet, contemporary, flamenco and many more styles. Sat., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 6., 4 p.m., 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $20. Info: (929) 282-0620, (718) 760-0064,


Democratic Debate Watch Party — Mystery Science Theater 3000-style, with comedians adding their two cents to the event as it’s held, hosted by Frank Conniff, “TV’s Frank,” of MST3K, with preshow comedy by Christian Finnegan of “Best Week Ever” and “Chappelle’s Show.” Tue., Oct. 15, 7:30-11 p.m., QED, 27-16 23 Ave., Astoria. $10. Info: (347) 451-3873,


Audubon Bird Walks, spotting and ID’ing feathered friends and learning how the Queens Botanical Garden provides them with resources like food and shelter. Sun., Oct. 6 and 20; Sat., Oct. 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students, $2 children over 3. Info/registration (preferred): (718) 886-3800,


See it Big! Ghost Stories, with haunted favorites ranging from “The Innocents” to “Poltergeist” and “Beetlejuice.” Through Sun., Oct. 20, various dates and times, 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,


Empowering the Next Generation of Women, a wine and cheese social toasting the success of “Your Daughters, Our Future Leaders,” with three guest speakers. Thu., Oct. 3, 7 p.m., St. Agnes Academic High School, 13-20 124 St., College Point. Free. Info/RSVP: (718) 353-6276, ext. 11,,

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, Kew Gardens Road. Free. Info: (718) 268-5960.

Author Talk with Donna Gentle Spirit Barron, with the Matinecock tribe’s family historian and genealogist, and five-time author, discussing her family’s history in Little Neck and Indian settlements once in Bayside, joined by several other Native American speakers. Fri., Oct. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bayside Historical Society, the Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten. $5. Info: (718) 352-1548, Photo courtesy BHS


Blessing of the Pets and Giant Yard Sale, with animal companions of all kinds welcome and sale proceeds going to various charities for disaster relief. Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, Union Tpke. and 263 St., Floral Park. Free. Info: (718) 347-5990.

Fall Car Show, with all kinds of classic rides, dozens of trophies, live DJ and more, to benefit Toys for Tots. Sun., Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Blvd., Forest Park (next shows, to benefit St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, Sun., Oct. 13 and 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot, 69 St. off Grand Ave., Maspeth). Free; donations welcome; $20 to show a car. Info: (917) 385-2322, (917) 682-5362,

Neir’s Tavern 190th Year Celebration, a block party recognizing a milestone for the oldest bar in Queens and one of the oldest in NYC and the U.S., with fun and activities for all ages, indoors and out. Sat., Oct. 5, 12-6 p.m., 88 Ave. between 77 and 78 Sts. (bar at 87-48 78 St.), Woodhaven. Free. Info: (718) 296-0600,,

The Amazing Maize Maze, a labyrinth of corn to make your way through while finding clues and solving puzzles too. Each Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., thru Sat., Oct. 26; also Mon., Oct. 14; special Maze by Moonlight Sat., Oct. 12 and 19, 4:30-9 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $10; $15 at door; $5 kids 4-11; $8 at door; kids under 4 free (Maze by Moonlight $12; $17 at door; $7 kids 4-11; $10 at door; kids under 4 free). Info: (718) 347-3276,

Harvest Weekends, a celebration of autumn with apples, cider, pies, mums, pumpkins and more available for sale. Each Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., thru Sat., Oct. 26; also Mon., Oct. 14, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. Free. Info: (718) 347-3276,

Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society Garden Party, with light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and music, as a fundraiser, at the home of Jim and Maura Wynn, c. 1925, with its “cat slide” roof and other elements meant to blend with the landscape, typical of area houses from the era. Sat., Oct. 5, 7-9:30 p.m., 8 Hillside Ave., Douglaston. $75. Info/RSVP: (646) 642-4827,

Trip to Resorts Casino, in Atlantic City, NJ, sponsored by the Sisterhood of Forest Park Jewish Center. Mon., Oct. 7, departing Lindenwood Shopping Center, 84 St. and 153 Ave., 9 a.m.; also Woodhaven Blvd. at Forest Park Drive, 9:15 a.m. $50 with $25 giveback. Info: Sharon, (917) 292-8732; Phyllis, (917) 601-2234.


Think Tank — Water in the Ecosystem, with kids 7-10 learning about the water cycle and clean water’s importance to people while experimenting with filtration systems and using the scientific method. Sat., Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $23. Info/pre-registration (required): (718) 229-4000,

Every Kid Outdoors Adventure Day, with adventure hikes, face painting, environmentally oriented puppet show and more; and the opportunity for 4th-graders to get free passes for them and their families to visit all national parks free this year. Sun., Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (certain events at certain times), Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340,

Hands-on History: Design Your Own 19th-Century Jewelry!, with kids 6 and up learning about 19th-century jewelry and making their own pieces; adults welcome too. Sat., Oct. 5, 1-4 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-0545,

Folk Music of Mexico!, an interactive piano performance with Beata Moon and Barbara Podgurski of Musica Reginae exploring Mexican and Latin music; followed by “Coco,” the 2017 3-D Disney-Pixar computer-animated fantasy about a young boy who wants to play music and meets his ancestors in the Land of the Dead. Sat., Oct. 5 , 4 p.m. (concert), 5 p.m. (film), Maple Grove Cemetery Celebration Hall, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Concert free; film free with RSVP; $5 walk-in. Info: (347) 878-6614, (718) 894-2178,


Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., Oct. 5 (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.


Outdoor flea market, with giftware, tote bags, cosmetic bags, costume jewelry, toys, games, bric-a-brac and more; held indoors in case of rain. Sat., Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Incarnation Church, 89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens Village. Info: (718) 465-8534.

St. Raphael Church flea market, with vendor spots still available. Sun., Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (setup 8 a.m.), 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City. $35 for 10-foot vendor spot. Info: (718) 729-8957.

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.


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. Info: (718) 380-4145.

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