Discover a Queens neighborhood known as Woodhaven. Walk under the elevated train on Jamaica Avenue, a commercial thoroughfare where the Trump family started their fortune and Fred Trump had his first job. See the site of what was Dexter Park, a place that saw Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio play along with the Negro League greats including Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige. Visit some of the old bars where some gangsters got killed and some movies were filmed. End the tour with a lunch at Neir’s Tavern, the oldest continuously operating tavern in NYC and setting for the movie Goodfellas.
When: July 31, 11AM – 2PM
Location: Meeting location TBA, Woodhaven, NY 11421
A City Parks Foundation’s program with hands-on sports and engaging, educational fun for the whole family. This year’s Community Day will honor the distinctly New York musical form: Jazz.
1. Jazz pianist, composer, and producer Marc Cary, who will host an open-invite jam session
2. Acclaimed jazz vocalist Brianna Thomas & The Jazz Travelers
3. Joseph Webb and the Dancing Buddhas, bringing storytelling and tap dancing to audiences
4. WBGO Kids Jazz.
Educational activities will include:
1. Native Bird ID Cards, where participants use binoculars to spot birds and match them to laminated cards
2. Tree Ring Match Up, a tree is pieced back together to figure out its age
3. Bean Life Cycle Activity where players learn the correct order of a bean’s life cycle
4. The exploration of insects such as passalidae or bess beetles and millipedes
When: July 31, 4PM – 7PM
Location: Queensbridge Park, 41st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101
Kill or die. That’s the idea behind this monthly showcase where the audience gets to decide when the comedians are done. Everyone will be given the chance to “light the comic” – enough lights and the comic gets the big, ugly axe. Join host Mark Reiss and watch New York’s best comedians fight for their very lives.
When: July 31, 9PM
Location: The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
(Jesse Moss | USA | 82 min.) The Bandit is a film about 70s superstar Burt Reynolds, his best friend, roommate and stunt-double Hal Needham, and the making of their unlikely smash-hit Smokey & The Bandit. The film tells the action-packed story of the making of Smokey, while tracing the vivid personal journeys of Reynolds and Needham from obscurity to stardom and highlighting one of the most extraordinary relationships in Hollywood history.
The film will be screened outdoors at the city’s only working historical farm. Come early for some live music prior to the film and stay late for a Q & A with Filmmaker Jesse Moss after the film. Seating is first-come first served.
When: August 4. Doors open 7:30PM. Film starts at 9PM.
Location: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, NY 11004
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