It’s in Queens! (March 31 to April 6)


Queens offers something for just about every taste under the sun this week. Enjoy Latin music, Japanese art, Ukraine, Italy meets Senegal, Canadian pop, Chinese opera, Russian lovers, backyard chickens and of the hottest sneakers in the world.

March 31, Oye Como Va: Tribute to the great women of Latin music, 7 p.m. Deborah Resto, who has recorded with Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Paul Simon, Ricky Martin and JLo, sings songs spanning over 50 years to honor legendary Latinas like Celia Cruz, La Lupe and Olga Tañon. Flushing City Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

March 31, The Marvels of Media Awards, 7 p.m. This is the first awards ceremony honoring media creators who are on the autism spectrum. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District of Astoria.

April 1st, first Friday free, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free on the first Friday of each month. However, visits must be scheduled in advance due to Covid safety protocols. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City.

April 1, Bryan Adams Tribute Band, 8 p.m. Rock out to a band playing music by the man who sings “Cuts Like a Knife”, “Straight from the Heart” and “Run to You”. Resorts World New York, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

April 2, Backyard Chickens, 11 a.m. An adult education series continues with a lesson on how to keep chickens on a New York property. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks.

April 2, Blood is Thicker than the Water that Separated US, July 3. New York-based artist Dario Mohr’s exhibition is inspired by the meaning of family migration, black excellence, and Lewis Latimer’s contributions to science through light. Opening April 2 at 6 p.m. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.

April 2, Earth Day, 1 p.m. An afternoon of Earth Day activities. Participants can bring leftover fruits and vegetables to feed the composting. King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

April 2, Crash the Party, 8 p.m. This band delivers an energetic evening of diverse dance/party music with talented, down-to-earth performers and a memorable light show. Resorts World New York, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

April 2, Bird Walks with NYC Audubon, 9:30 a.m. Discover flying creatures with expert birdwatchers. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.

April 2, fly away! Exhibition of photographs, April 30. Catherine Goode displays her images of birds in the cemetery. The opening is April 23 at 5 p.m. The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.

April 3, Queens Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. A music concert about famous opera couples deeply in love. Expect a mix of excerpts from Western operas, Chinese opera melodies with the solo violin as the main protagonist, and Russian tales. Queens College, LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing.

April 3, Global Mashup: Southern Italy meets Senegal, 1 p.m. The first is Alessandra Belloni, singer, percussionist, dancer and actress specializing in traditional southern Italian folk dances and percussion combined with singing. Then place Alioune Faye, from a long line of percussionists and Senegalese griots (wandering musicians, poets, singers and historians) who plays the sabar, the tama and the djembe. Afterwards, Belloni and Faye jam together. Flushing City Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

April 3, The Sneaker Expo, noon. Browse and shop some of the most popular kicks, apparel and accessories from over 250 sellers. Resorts World New York, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

April 3, New York Stands with Ukraine, 1 p.m. Keuka Kafe Restaurant in Forest Hills hosts an afternoon of Ukrainian food, beer, music, poetry and dancing with New York State wine. Admission is $95, and all proceeds go to nonprofits that help victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine. The Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills Gardens.

April 3, Jackson Heights Tower, 2 p.m. Adrienne Onofri, author of “Walking Queens,” leads a two-hour tour of Jackson Heights with a look at history, demographics, landmarks, housing stock, and life in general. Meet at the Manuel de Dios Unanue triangle, south side of Roosevelt Avenue and 83rd Street.

April 3, The Pout Pout Fish, 1 p.m. + 3 p.m. TheaterWorks USA offers this musical adaptation of Deborah Diesen’s book with human performers and puppeteers from Acheson Walsh Studios. After Mr. Fish sets out to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there’s more to him than his permanently plastered pout. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

April 4, The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life, 1:30 p.m. Mark Gerson, host of The Rabbi’s Husband podcast, explains how to make the Passover Seder more engaging and inspiring during this virtual event with Commonpoint Queens.

April 6, New York Adventure Club: Astoria, 1 p.m. Susan Mills Birnbaum – licensed New York City tour guide, foodie and history buff – presents a digital showcase of Astoria on history, businesses, food, demographics and notable sites, followed by a Q&A -answers.


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