FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com FEBRUARY 4, 2016 • BUZZ • THE QUEENS COURIER 77 buzz but children under the age of 3 are allowed in for free. This is a limited-time offer as the fi nal showing is from 2 to 4 p.m. Cinemart Cinemas is located on 106-03 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills. If your children love animals and the outdoors, then look no further. The Alley Pond Environmental Center will begin its day with a program called “Vet Tech 101” (10 a.m. to noon) in which children ages 10 to 13 will learn all about the process of keeping animals in good health just like a professional veterinarian would. Another activity is called “Tasty Treats for Animals” (10:30 a.m. to noon) in which children ages 6 to 8 will learn about the daily diet fed to the center’s animals as well as make a meal to feed the very same animals, live and in person. Lastly is the “Snowpeople” activity (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.) where children ages 3 to 4 will build their own snow characters (fake snow will be provided indoors), participate in arts and crafts as well as go on a nature walk. Space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible. For more information on how to register, please visit www.alleypond.com. The Museum of the Moving Image comes to us with a screening of a 2015 Sundance Festival awardwinning documentary, “The Wolfpack.” It tells the story of six brothers who are blissfully unaware of how the world truly works. Outside of their Lower East Side apartment, the Angulo brothers simply know life from Hollywood movies. Their lives change when one of the brothers fi nally sees what life is all about. The second fi lm screening of the day will be “Reservoir Dogs,” one of the fi lms that the Angulo brothers loved to watch. This 1992 Quentin Tarantino fi lm revolves around six strangers who team up to commit the crime of the century. Suddenly everything goes awry when they realize one of them is an informant, but which one of them is it? Ticket prices for both fi lms vary from general admission to discounted member prices, but all tickets allow for admission to the fi lm as well as the museum itself. “Wolfpack” will be played at 4:30 p.m. followed by “Reservoir Dogs” at 7 p.m. 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. MONDAY, FEB. 8 Don’t miss some of the most stunning highresolution photo displays you will ever lay eyes on. This Nikon Small World exhibit at the New York Hall of Science presents images captured not by your run-of-the-mill camera, but by light microscopes. The photos and short clips that make up this interactive exhibit were chosen from thousands of submissions sent in from contestants in 83 countries. The Nikon company has held this exhibit since 1975 and hopes to promote education in the fi elds of optical microscopy, digital imaging and photomicrography. This exhibit will continue until Feb. 21, 2016. The New York Hall of Science is located at 41-07 111th St. in Corona. The Afrikan Poetry Theater is a nonprofi t organization that identifi es with Pan Africanism and how vital it is to African identity here in the Americas. The organization itself services its community through programs that focus on education, social development and recreation for all ages. Currently running until May 11 is a poetry workshop held for young adults ages 18-25 known as “Poetry is Paint.” Admission is free and participants are taught to write their own poetry and then transform it into an artwork. Classes for seniors and children are also being held close by at the Rochdale Community Center. The Afrikan Poetry Theater is located at 176-03 Jamaica Ave., and the Rochdale Community Center is located at 169-65 137th Ave., Jamaica. For more info on the workshops, please call 718-523-3312. TUESDAY, FEB. 9 Want to make your school a more environmentally friendly space? Teachers of grades K-12 are welcome to sign up for the “Teacher Wormshop” presented by the Queens Botanical Garden. Within this workshop, teachers are provided training in order to learn the benefi ts of creating compost within their classrooms. They are taught to work with wormbins, made to help worms decompose organic materials and create healthy soil while also reducing waste. These teacher trainings are held throughout the year. For those interested please contact the Queens Botanical Garden. The Bayside Historical Society does not only concern itself with preserving historical sites within the community, but it also holds a weekly yoga class every Tuesday. It’s a beginner level class geared toward people age 50 and up. For walk-ins, class is a modest $10 per person. For those who wish to attend all four classes for a particular month, be sure to pre-register at the beginning of the month and save $10 on the $32 admission. The class is meant to help participants de-stress and feel renewed. If you wish to EDITOR’S PICK Flushing Meadows Park is holding a Mardi Gras Mask Making Event for adults and seniors on Thursday, Feb. 4. In anticipation of the yearly New Orleans celebration, otherwise known as Fat Tuesday, people can arrive at the park and make festive masks. These masks will be handmade, and no artistic experience is needed to participate. All supplies will be provided by the event organizers. The mask making will take place at the Al Oerter Recreation Center located at 131-40 Fowler Ave. between Fowler Avenue and College Point Boulevard. For more information, please contact 718-353-7853. reserve a spot in the class, please call 718-352- 1548. The Bayside Historical Society is located at 208 Fort Totten Ave. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 New York’s very own Cecily Wong will be speaking about her new book, “Diamondhead.” The novel is a tale of secrets, fate and love during the rise and fall of a dynasty lasting three generations. Her work has been compared to that of the famous Amy Tan, and “Diamondhead” itself won the Peter S. Prescott award for prose writing. Cecily is Chinese-Hawaiian, born in Oahu and raised in Oregon. She is a graduate of Barnard College and currently lives in New York City. She will be reading excerpts and speaking about her book at Manducatis Rustica, 46-35 Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City, through the Queens Library. Her appearance will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To reserve your ticket, please visit queenslib. org/literaryevents2016. This year for Valentine’s Day, you can do much more than just buy something for your sweetheart. Assemblyman Mike Miller and the 32nd chapter of Vietnam Vets are sponsoring a drive to give hospitalized veterans the best Valentine’s Day possible. This drive will provide packages for the patients of St. Alban’s hospital as well as the NYS Veteran’s Nursing Home. Assemblyman Miller’s offi ce is located at 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven. The offi ce will be collecting cards, candy, toiletries and new articles of clothing. Collections will be held until Feb. 12, and the donations will be handed out to veterans on Valentine’s Day. For kids hoping to make their very own gift for Valentine’s Day, you’re in luck! Kids of all ages are welcome to head down to the Queens Library at Steinway to make arts and crafts for whichever special someone they have in mind. There is no registration required. 4 to 5 p.m. 21-45 31st St. THE IRISH COMEDY TOUR Come join the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub with a band of hilarious Irish American comedians who debunk as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. These talented and rambunctious “hooligans” will bring their laugha minute performance to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m. For more information, please contact the QPAC box offi ce at 718-631-6311.
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