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PAGE 8                                                    THE QUEENS TIMES                                      THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021











                                                              ! (July 23 to July 29


             The Queens social calendar is  Stage, Flushing Meadows Corona  the Live at the Gantries series.
        as full as the borough’s roadways  Park.                   Audience members dance to this
        during these Covid-wind-down  ●    July 24, Playing Possum, noon  four-decade-old group that has a
        days. Keep cool and carry on with  + 3 pm. Rising Sun Performance  weekly gig at Swing 46 in Times
        a Grammy-winning musician, Na-  Company  produces  this  Holly  Square. Gantry Plaza State Park,
        tive American festival, drive-in  Hepp-Galván bilingual play, a re-  vicinity of 49th Avenue and Center
        entertainment, Glam Rock, and  telling of a Mexican folklore story  Boulevard, Long Island City.
        full-moon rituals.           about Possum and his adventures.  ●    July 27, Queens Dance Party,
        ●    July 23, Brandi Carlile, 7 pm.  Hunters Point South Park, vicinity  7:30 pm. Enjoy Grammy-winning
        This six-time Grammy-winning  of 50th Avenue and Center Boule-  saxophonist  Michael  Thomas
        singer-songwriter plays Country  vard, Long Island City.   and  his  Quintet,  performances
        music to open this year’s concert  ●        July  24,  The  Importance  by  Queensboro  Dance  Festival
        series. Forest Hills Stadium, One  of Bees and Butterflies, 1 pm.  members, and an open dance floor
        Tennis Pl., Forest Hills Gardens.  Youngsters explore bee and but-  party. Queens Theatre’s Summer
        ●    July 23, Thunderbird Ameri-  terfly anatomy to learn how their  Stage, Flushing Meadows Corona
        can Indian Powwow, July 25. This  bodies are adapted for pollination.  Park.
        42nd annual Native celebration  They also enjoy a flower dissec-  ●    July 27, Steinway Mansion,   A & F Auto Repairs, Inc.
        mixes  dance  competitions  and  tion to understand how its parts are  7 pm. The Greater Astoria His-
        a marketplace with art, clothes,  designed for pollination. The class  torical Society facilitates a vir-  General Auto Repairs
        crafts, food, and jewelry. Here’s  includes an outdoor nature walk  tual tour of Astoria’s most famous    (Foreingn and Domestic)
        the schedule: Friday, 7 pm to 10  to look for local pollinators and a  mansion. See what it looked like        Accessories
        pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm and  take-home book about bees. Alley  for many years.                            • Tires • Batteries
        7 pm to 10 pm; Sunday, noon to  Pond Environmental Center, 224-  ●    July 27, Garden Creativi-Tea:        • Electronic Tune-ups
        5 pm. Queens County Farm Mu-  65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens.  Steampunk Design, 1 pm. Com-                   • Inspection Station
        seum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway,  ●    July 25, Broadway’s Rock  bine florid fantasy with a bit of              • Towing
        Glen Oaks.                   of Ages Band, 7 pm. Known as  bling  and  a  touch  of  Victorian      ARIS & FRANK
        ●    July 23, Full Moon Meander,  “Broadway’s  Best  Party,”  the  Era style during this workshop.
        8 pm. An urban naturalist leads  “Rock of Ages” show featured  Voelker  Orth  Museum,  149-19   43-05 111th Street • Corona Heights, NY
        a walk under the July full moon,  the greatest hits from 1980s Glam  38th Ave., Flushing.            Greek, Spanish and Italian Spoken
        known to Native Americans as the  Metal bands. Now for the first  ●    July 28, Young Dancemakers
        Thunder Moon. It marks the time  time, the band does a drive-in con-  Company, 2:30 pm. This troupe,   (718) 592-7470        (718) 699-2499
        when summer thunderstorms are  cert with songs by such artists as  which consists of NYC teenag-
        more frequent. Alley Pond Envi-  Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, Twisted  ers, offers unique, original cho-
        ronmental Center, 224-65 76th  Sister, and Joan Jett. The Bay Ter-  reography based on meaningful
        Ave., Oakland Gardens.       race Shopping Center, 212-45 26th  personal and social themes. The
        ●    July 23, Great Debaters, 8:20  Ave., Bayside.         group dances to live and recorded
        pm. Enjoy the outdoors and watch  ●    July 25, Guelaguetza Festival,  music made in collaboration with
        a film based on the true story of  2 pm. Ballet Folklórico Mexicano  professional composers. Socrates
        Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at  de  Nueva  York  spearheads  the  Sculpture  Park,  32-01  Vernon
        Wiley  College  Texas.  In  1935,  popular Guelaguetza Festival with  Blvd., Long Island City.
        he inspired students to form the  vibrant traditional Mexican dance,  ●    July 28, Curator Talk: Why
        school’s first debate team, which  music, art, and culture. Socrates  Do We Need Photography?, 7 pm.
        went on to challenge Harvard in  Sculpture  Park,  32-01  Vernon  Louise Weinberg from Queens
        the national championship. Rufus  Blvd., Long Island City.  College’s Godwin-Ternbach Mu-
        King Park, Jamaica Avenue and  ●    July 25, Summer Sunday Con-  seum brings together iconic works
        153rd Street, Jamaica.       certs, 6 pm. Mango Trio and Na-  from  the  permanent  collection
        ●    July 24, Raya and the Last  vatman play Indian music as part  and pieces from other collections
        Dragon,  8:15  pm.  Queens  Bo-  of the outdoor Summer Sundays  (including her own) during this
        tanical Garden screens this family-  in the Park series. Travers Park,  virtual event. She demonstrates
        friendly animation in the Oak Al-  vicinity of 78th Street and 34th  how humans describe, commemo-
        lée as part of the ongoing Movie  Avenue, Jackson Heights.  rate, document, and communicate.
        Nights series. The event includes  ●        July  25,  Sound  Healing  ●    July 29, Speakeasy Jazz Night,
        a live fire performance by Hoopsie  Performances, 2 pm. Artist Asif  7:30 pm. The Melissa Hamilton
        Daisies and bite-size Southeast  Mian leads a visual meditation  Quartet plays two 45-minute sets.
        Asian  appetizers  from  Boun’s  that merges with a sound experi-  New  York  Irish  Center,  10-40
        Shrimporium. QBG, 43-50 Main  ence by musician, composer, and  Jackson Ave., Long Island City.
        St., Flushing.               teacher Neel Murgai. The experi-  ●    July 29, Forever Ray, 7 pm.
        ●    July 24, Popup Dance, 6 pm.  ence includes Mian’s vibrational  This tribute band pays homage to
        Free shows by Chevalier Ballet,  humming  with  Murgai’s  sitar,  the soul of Ray Charles on an out-
        chrisbelldances, Cole Collective,  overtone singing, percussion, and  door stage as part of Central As-
        Antara  Saha,  Kinding  Sindaw,  audio looping to create psyche-  toria Local Development Corpora-
        The  Kingdom  Dance  Compa-  delic drones, raga melodies, over-  tion’s Waterfront Concert Series.
        ny,  and  Sheep  Meadow  Dance  tone chants, and primal rhythms.  Astoria Park’s Great Lawn. Enter
        Theatre. Free dance lesson, too.  Queens Museum, NYC Building,  on 19th Street and 23rd Avenue.
        George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell,  Flushing Meadows Corona Park.  ●    July 29, Dead Queens, 4 pm.
        Forest Park, Woodhaven.      ●    July 25, A Sense of Wellness,  Queens  graveyards  reflect  the
        ●    July 24, Calpulli Mexican  2 pm. Facial massages, cold-towel  diversity and tell the story of New
        Dance Community Day & Fiesta,  therapy, sound healing, and yoga.  York City. Richard Panchyk pres-
        6 pm. An evening of Mexican mu-  Queensbridge Park by the water-  ents on his “Dead Queens: The
        sic and dance featuring Queens-  front off Vernon Boulevard, Long  Cemeteries of New York City’s
        based Calpulli Mexican Dance  Island City.                 Largest Borough,” which covers
        Company and an outdoor party  ●    July 27, George Gee Big Band,  more than 30 burial grounds, as
        with live music from special guest  7 pm. This Queens-based group  part of the Queens Public Library
        artists. Queens Theatre’s Outdoor  mixes Swing and Jazz as part of  program
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