74 The QUENS Courier • buzz • september 19, 2013 for breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com ▶ happenings >sept 19-25 COMPILED BY TONIA N. CIMINO FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 AT 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall presents a cross-cultural live improvisation featuring contemporary and traditional world artists. Join them for an evening with virtuoso Chinese pipa player Min Xiao-Fen and Korean komungo player Jin Hi Kim as they team up with award winning rhumba tapper Max Pollak. Cost is $15/$10 members & students. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard. For more info, call 718-463-7700. Talk Show: The Game Show, The Creek and The Cave, starts at 5 p.m., 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 718-706-8783. FRE . SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 The Queens Botanical Garden hosts The Autumn Moon Festival, a perfect chance for families to make arts and crafts, including paper lanterns, from 1 to 3 p.m. Costs $2 per person and lantern making is limited to the first 50 participants. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org Classic Movie: “Big Lebowski,” Laughing Devil Comedy Club, starts at 5 p.m., 47-38 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101, 347-913-3845. Tickets are $7. Join trained urban park rangers as they embark on a canoe trip in Alley Pond Park. The basic canoe trip is great for boaters of all skill levels as you can enjoy the relaxing sway of gentle bodies of water like lakes, and challenge yourself with the waters of bays and rivers. Admission is free and the trip will last from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 718-846-2731 SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 & SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 The Queens County Farm Museum invites all to the 31st annual Queens County Fair. The Queens County Fair combines elements of a traditional county fair with New York flair, creating an exceptionally diverse festival. Included are blue ribbon competitions in livestock, home crafts, produce, and art. Adding to the fun are the “Maize Maze,” Con Edison “Ecology Booth,” pie-eating, corn-husking, lumberjack shows, pig racing, hayrides and carnival rides. Also included are a Bavarian Garden, Irish band, and German band. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children and free for farm members. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info, call 718-347-3276 SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 TO SUNDAY, OCT. 27 Celebrate fall and get lost in the three-acre Amazing Maize Maze at Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch Sunday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Plan for a day of family fun at the Queens Botanical Garden’s (QBG) Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch. The day’s events include a bird & nature walk, face painting, Tai Chi demonstration, petting zoo and pony rides and of course the pumpkin patch ($5/pumpkin, while supplies last)! QBG is located at 43-50 Main Street. For more info, call 718-886-3800 the Queens County Farm Museum. The adventure will begin with the “stalk talk,” a group interactive that prepares you for the challenges of finding your way through the maze, recognizing clues and solving puzzles. Maze will be open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but if you are feeling up to the challenge, be sure to be a part of Maze by the Moonlight on Saturdays, October 5 and 12 when the maze will be open until 9 p.m. admission is $9. For more info, call 718-347-3276 SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 Queens Vs. Brooklyn, Laughing Devil Comedy Club, starts at 8 p.m., 47-38 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101 347-913-3845. Tickets are $10. MONDAY, SEPT. 23 THRU FRIDAY, NOV. 1 City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23 and will offer free tennis lessons and yoga instruction in four parks throughout Queens: Astoria Park in Astoria, Cunningham Park in Oakland Gardens, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing and Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica. For the most up-to-date schedule visit http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/ sports/seniors-fitness. For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, call the Sports Department at 718-760–6999. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 The Show w/ Chris Laker, The Creek and The Cave, starts at 8 p.m., 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 718-706-8783. FRE . FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 The Rufus King Manor Museum hosts Brooklyn Boroque Concert: Couperin & Eau de Vie, a chance to experience chamber music similar to that which Rufus King would enjoy. Brooklyn Boroque consists of cellist David Bakamjian, flutist Andrew Bolotowsky and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky, and will perform music by French composer Francois Couperin. Samples of fruit brandy and hard cider like those found in King’s wine cellar will be served. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more info, call 718-206-0545 SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 Join the Queens Botanical Garden for its second part of the HSB C Children’s Garden Fall Session. Those who attend the second session will cook fresh snacks with vegetables from the garden and make fresh apple cider and plant herbs to take home for the winter. Admission is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 There is no doubt that Pat Boone is the original American Idol, and his appeal continues to be universal in scope! Singer, actor/TV host, producer, songwriter, author, motivational speaker, TV pitchman, radio personality and humanitarian, his contribution to the American culture and country’s consciousness has reached legendary status. Boone’s teen idol success led him to star in 14 major movie features with stars such as Ann Margaret, James Mason, Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. In fact, he was Elvis’ main competition at that time. Boone became the youngest person to have ATTENTION: WANT A LISTING ON THIS PAGE? Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, www.queenscourier.com/events-page, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page.
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