Jul
24
Tue
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part of Family Movies in the Park) @ Brookville Park
Jul 24 @ 8:15 pm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part of Family Movies in the Park) @ Brookville Park

Three decades after the Empire’s defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance’s search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Jul
25
Wed
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part of Family Movies in the Park) @ Baisley Pond Park
Jul 25 @ 8:15 pm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part of Family Movies in the Park) @ Baisley Pond Park

Three decades after the Empire’s defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance’s search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Jul
26
Thu
Movie Night at Alley Pond Park: Zootopia @ Alley Pond Park
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Movie Night at Alley Pond Park: Zootopia @ Alley Pond Park

Enjoy this outdoor film screening at Alley Pond Park with your friends and family! Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Kids’ Activities: 7:30 p.m.
Film: 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Get Out (Part of Family Movies in the Park) @ Saint Albans Park
Jul 26 @ 8:15 pm
Get Out  (Part of Family Movies in the Park) @ Saint Albans Park

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Jul
30
Mon
The Bourne Ultimatum (Part of the Family Movies in the Park 2018) @ Cambria/Cabbell Park
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Bourne Ultimatum (Part of the Family Movies in the Park 2018) @ Cambria/Cabbell Park

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Aug
10
Fri
“Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” part of the Classic “Martial Arts” @ Rufus King Park
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
"Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" part of the Classic "Martial Arts" @ Rufus King Park

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Director: Ang Lee
Writers: Du Lu Wang (book), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang

Oct
13
Sat
Jamaica Walking Tour @ King Manor Museum
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Jamaica Walking Tour @ King Manor Museum | New York | United States

King Manor’s caretaker and longtime Jamaica resident Roy Fox will lead a walking tour of this beloved neighborhood. Learn about the history of the area from colonial times to the present and how the sites we see today are connected to Rufus King and his family. Some might think King Manor is the coolest place to see in Jamaica, but there’s a lot around here. Join in this Jamaica Walking Tour whether you’re interested in learning more about your neighborhood or just love NYC history.

Oct
25
Thu
Queens Plaza Evening Chan Meditation: The Art of Stillness Beyond Mindfulness @ WeWork Queens plaza
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Queens Plaza Evening Chan Meditation: The Art of Stillness Beyond Mindfulness @ WeWork Queens plaza | New York | United States

This is a rare opportunity. Master YongHua decided to come to New York City. Join us to learn meditation and listen to his Dharma talk.

Master YongHua was born in South Vietnam. He came to the United States at the end of 1973 to attend college. He earned a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

After working for the corporate world for decades, he decided to leave the home life to study Chan under Great Master XuanHua in 1995. In 1999, he became fully ordained under Master Mãn Giác. He then went to Taiwan to study Chinese and the Vinaya for two years. He came back to the United States in 2001. He practiced in seclusion until 2005 when he started teaching Chan and accepting disciples. He now devotes his time in propagating Mahayana Pure Land Buddhism and training left home people.

What is Chan Meditation
Chan meditation is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and call it “American Chan”.

Since 2005, students of American Chan from all walks of life and many continents have been improving steadily from beginner to expert levels, thus enabling them to better cope with the increasing complexities and challenges of modern times.

What we’ll do
– We start by greeting and stretching
– Learn sitting posture & several techniques of meditation
– Silent meditation 15~30 mins (We will decide that day)
– Questions and answers, socializing.

What to bring
– Bring your yoga mat or towel.
– Wear comfortably.
– Photo ID.