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

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
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
23
Thu
CinemaLIC Presents: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @ Hunters Point South Park
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
CinemaLIC Presents: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @ Hunters Point South Park | New York | United States

Join HPPC and CinemaLIC for another free movie in the park presented by Nest Seekers. Film begins at dusk.

The true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch – possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history – and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.

Aug
26
Sun
Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay @ Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay @ Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), writer Sherese Francis will lead a free poetry workshop inspired by the art installation. All ages are welcome to join.

Language is fluid and moldable. We are constantly shaping it into new forms and meanings. This workshop will use language and sound concepts like etymology, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms, homographs, onomatopoeia and similar sounding words within and between languages to play with meaning and definition. Through this word-play, we will knead together new poetic creations, using language in unexpected ways and even creating new words. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite words from their own languages, both standard and informal, to experiment. Poem examples will include ones from Harryette Mullen, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, David McCord, E.E. Cummings, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and forms like Macaronic verse and Dictionary/Thesaurus Entry poetry.

Aug
30
Thu
What’s That Joke? @ The Creek and The Cave
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
What's That Joke? @ The Creek and The Cave

We’ve combined the styles of Standup and Improv to bring to you an epic comedy show. Some of the funniest NYC Improvisors will make up a set on the spot based off the last joke from some of the funniest NYC Standup comedians sets. It might sound audacious but just wait till you hear how it works!

The audience’s job (You) will be to watch the show and pay specific attention to the last joke of each Standup because we will be asking you for a brief title to that joke, like “Spooky School Bus” or “Subway Barf” or even something that is way better than those!

Your generated titles will be presented to an Improv team who will have to use them to create Improv scenes. Does that sound confusing? maybe but if you come to the show we promise it will make sense! Just trust your hosts Danny Stratton and Leland Long who both love improv and stand-up and know that both forms of comedy can be mashed together to create a wonderful beast of a show!

Stand-up From:
Mark Normand (Comedy Central)
Aparna Nancherla (Netflix)
Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel)
Jo Firestone (Tonight Show)

Improv From:
My Dark Little Corner (Magnet Theater)
Stedman! (Del Close Marathon)

Sep
2
Sun
Blessing of the Backpacks L.I.C/Astoria @ Trinity Lutheran Church L.I.C./Astoria
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Blessing of the Backpacks L.I.C/Astoria @ Trinity Lutheran Church L.I.C./Astoria

Blessing of the Backpacks is a promise that our church makes to students in the community that we will be praying for them throughout the year and our church doors are open to them. All students (including those in college) are welcomed. Bring a backpack for a blessing. We will also have free school supplies and backpacks available while supplies last.