Aug
19
Sun
The 2nd Annual Tour de Flushing @ Kissena Corridor Park
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
The 2nd Annual Tour de Flushing @ Kissena Corridor Park

Co-hosted by Transportation Alternatives Eastern Queens Committee, The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Queens Greenway, the Tour de Flushing is a way of showing the cycling potential of beautiful Eastern Queens. A FREE marshaled, family-friendly 12 to 15 mile ride through Queens’ Greenbelt and beautiful tree-lined streets. The ride will finish in Downtown Flushing with free valet bike parking provided at the Flushing Quaker Meeting house for those taking lunch.

Location: Kissena Corridor Park, Main Street & Elder Avenue

Gott Market? @ Gottscheer Hall
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gott Market? @  Gottscheer Hall

A variety of vendors will be at Gottscheer Hall selling everything from Local Honey, Kitsch, Vintage Items, Gifts Items,
Crafts, Handmade Items and Art. There will also be food and drink specials. This market is being run by The Kiwanis Club and all proceeds from the sale
of vendor spaces go to help their club serve the people of Ridgewood.

Future dates for the market this year are:
Sunday, September 9
Sunday, October 21
Sunday, November 18
Sunday, December 16

The Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood NY 3-2-1 is a newly formed member of Kiwanis International the Worldwide Service Organization that changes lives every second of the day.

#gottmrkt

World’s Fair Bike Tour @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
World’s Fair Bike Tour @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Bike New York is partnering with Flushing Meadows Corona Park on a series of free, beginner-friendly bike tours of the World’s Fair historic sites, where the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs took place. Don’t have your own bike? No problem! Register in advance and indicate that you’d like to borrow a bike. Bring your own helmet.

Location: Behind the Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center on near Fowler Avenue

Other upcoming events:

Date: Sunday, August 19, 11AM-1PM
Event: Learn to Ride – Adults
Location: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens

Date: Sunday, August 26, 11AM-1PM
Event: Bike Handling Skills – Adults
Location: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens

Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear @ Socrates Sculpture Park
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear @ Socrates Sculpture Park

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him. Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the notion of power – who has it, how one obtains it, and how one defines it.

Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

Kids & The Classics | 4:30 PM
Performance: King Lear | 5 – 6:30 PM

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Shakespeare in the Park is presented in partnership with Hip to Hip Theatre Company.

Aug
21
Tue
Carnival at the Bookshop: The Astoria Bookshop’s Birthday Party! @ The Astoria Bookshop
Aug 21 all-day
Carnival at the Bookshop: The Astoria Bookshop's Birthday Party! @ The Astoria Bookshop

Astoria Bookshop is turning FIVE YEARS OLD!

To celebrate, the bookshop is having an all-day carnival-themed party. Come join this special birthday storytime in the morning, balloon twisting in the afternoon, snacks and happy hour in the evening, plus games, prizes, and activities throughout the day.

Live At The Gantries: The Chuck Braman Quintet @ Gantry Plaza State Park
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live At The Gantries: The Chuck Braman Quintet @ Gantry Plaza State Park

Enjoy free live music in the Gantry Plaza State Park featuring The Chuck Braman Quintet, which draws inspiration from the brilliantly inventive compositions of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Joe Henderson and others featured on classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s.

Aug
22
Wed
Annual Honey Harvest Festival @ Voelker Orth Museum
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm
Annual Honey Harvest Festival @ Voelker Orth Museum

Bee Smart! Don’t miss the annual celebration of all things honeybees!

The bees are busy in the summer and honey harvest time arrives in August. Join us for tasty, fun, and informative activities for all ages. See how the Voelker Orth Museum’s beekeeper harvests honey. Make bee-inspired art. Sample different types of honey from different regions. Learn what it takes to make a bee friendly garden.

Enjoy Betty’s Zip Punch (the house punch made from Voelker Orth garden grapes) and honey-flavored treats.

Admission $4 and $10 for a family. Children under 3 admitted free.

Crossing Newton Creek: LIC to Greenpoint
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Crossing Newton Creek: LIC to Greenpoint

Meet outside the east exit of the E, M train station at Court Square (23 St/44 Dr.) in Long Island City. (#7 and G trains connect here as well.) Walk through a nexus of contemporary artists’ activity in converted industrial buildings. Follow newly gentrified Jackson Ave. and cross the Pulaski Bridge connecting Long Island City to Brooklyn. See remnants of the intense and largely unregulated industrial development that thrived along Newtown Creek during the late nineteenth century before the consolidation of Greater NYC and infrastructure improvements rendered it obsolete. View the striking NYC DEP Wastewater Improvement Plant (“Digester Eggs”) and visit its adjacent Nature Trail in Greenpoint. Meander through partially gentrified working class blocks and end in a concentration of Polish food (among other cuisines.) Fee $20 payable at start of tour. Maximum of 30 participants. Please register/query at jaconet@aol.com