FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.couriersun.com SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 • THE COURIER SUN 57 Latin Culture). Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy a wide range of entertainment including a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games and giveaways. Free. Noon to 6 p.m. Junction Boulevard between Roosevelt and 37th avenues. For more information, visit http://http:// carnavalculturalatina.com/ or call 718-457-5395. Flushing Meadow Park offers familyfriendly entertainment at the Fantasy Forest Amusement Park. Come see The Amazing Captain Faust and watch as he performs live illusions and sleight-of-hand tricks. Free. 2 to 2:45 p.m. Located next to the Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadow Park. For more information, email info@nycarousel. com or call 718-788-2676. “Readings with Film: Alissa Quart and Brandon Downing” is the fi rst in an ongoing series that looks at the secret history of the marriage of cinema and poetry. This reading, screening and discussion will shed a bright light on the present and the past of these unusual bedfellows. Alissa Quart’s new book “Monetized” is a volume of verse about movies and television. Brandon Downing’s “Dark Brandon” is a volume of fi lm-driven poetry. His collaged video works, featuring poetic and absurdist subtitles, will also be screened. 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, $9 for senior citizens and students, free for members at the Film Lover level and above and can be ordered online at www.movingimage.us/. TUESDAY, SEPT. 22 NYC Parks needs your help restoring Little Bay Park. Volunteers are welcome to assist in removing harmful vines and vegetation to prevent damage and maintain the forest’s well-being. Be sure to dress in long pants, boots and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required. Free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Totten Avenue, south of Duane Road in Little Bay Park. For more information, visit http://nycgovparks. org/registration/nav/1860/ or call 212-360-2761. Learn how to prepare yourself and respond accordingly to any disaster at the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. All participants will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit. Free. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. P.S. 195 William Haberle School at 253-50 149th Ave. in Rosedale. To register and for more information, visit http://prepare.ny.gov/trainingevents/. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23 Adults are welcome to attend “Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults.” Instructor Wahnita King will be leading the session as she focuses on core strengthening and total-body fl exibility. Please bring your own mats as seating will be fi rst-come, fi rst-served. Free. 5 to 6 p.m. Queens Library in Ridgewood at 20-12 Madison St. For more information, call 718-821-4770. THURSDAY, SEPT. 24 Spend a night at the opera and enjoy the new play “This Takes Place Close By” from playwriting team “thingsNY.” In the aftermath of a storm, six characters share their perspectives through word and song as they attempt to cope with this natural disaster. Based on real life events as a result of Hurricane Sandy. $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door, $10 students/ seniors. Knockdown Center at 52-19 Flushing Ave. in Maspeth. For more information, visit http://queenscouncilarts. org/calendar/ or call 347-505-3010. Learn how to protect your business and yourself from credit card scam at “How Credit Cards Will Affect You,” a business seminar for businesses with credit card machines. Hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. Free. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Queens Borough Hall at 120-55 Queens Blvd., second fl oor. For more info, call 718-286-2859. buzz EDITOR’S PICK Children of all ages are invited to participate in a day of fun and interactive activities at the Playground for All Children. “In Search of Something Special” is a family event celebrating children of all abilities. Includes sculpture making, mud painting and other hands-on, sensory exercises. Free. 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20. Near 111th Street and Corona Avenue in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information, visit http://queensmuseum.org/events/. Composer Stephen Schwartz Brings the Broadway Magic of Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, The Baker’s Wife and More to QPAC on September 27. Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz has captivated millions of theatre lovers with his iconic songs from Broadway musicals such as Wicked, Pippin, and The Baker’s Wife. He will perform solos as well as duos and trios with friends, spanning the course of his magnifi cent 40-year career in Stephen Schwartz and Friends, at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Theatre (QPAC) on September 27 at 3 pm.
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