Six things to do this weekend – QNS.com

Enjoy these six upcoming events as we approach the fall season and the weather turns cooler.

GET TESTED AND VACCINED

Before doing anything in person, get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated and boosted! Also, remember to wear your mask indoors and socially distance whenever possible.

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the New York City Department of Health suggests getting tested often. Here’s where you can find several places in Queens to get tested this weekend:

Go to vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a Queens vaccination site near you.

Friday September 16

GALA season spotlight

Join Hunter’s Point Parks Conservancy in honoring Long Island City’s waterfront parks and its resilience as they recover from the pandemic by enjoying treats at some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. The event takes place from 6-9:30 p.m. at Hunter’s Point South Park, and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite ($54.98 for adults, $28.38 for children, or a family pack that includes 2 adults and 2 children for $108.18). Proceeds go to support HPPC’s mission to enhance and defend Long Island City’s green spaces and waterfront and ensure the parks remain a much-needed asset to the community.

Saturday September 17

Queens Night Market

From Venezuelan cachapas and mochi donuts to Sabrina’s henna and jade art and accessories, explore more than 100 independent local vendors selling wares, art and food plus musical performances celebrating the rich diversity of Queens. The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., located outside the New York Hall of Science at Flushing Meadow Corona Park and cash payment is preferred for most vendors.

Kpop dance lessons

Catchy hip hop hooks mixed with traditional Korean roots have created a new hit sensation known as Kpop, where superstars such as Blackpink and BTS are selling out stages across the country. Children ages 9-17 will have the opportunity to learn their precise choreographed dance moves that take 10 hours to practice. The first lesson is completely free and will take place from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Secret Theater Academy at 50-12 Skillman Ave. If you are interested, please write to [email protected]

Sunday September 18

Cunningham Park Farmers Market

Since 1991, Down to Earth Market has connected cooks and eaters with local New York food producers at community farmers markets. Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats and eggs, local seafood, breads and baked goods, cheese, spirits, pickles, and heat-and-eat foods. They are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot near the tennis courts at 196-00 Union Turnpike.

The whole weekend

You are a good man, Charlie Brown Live Production

Friday, September 16: 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 17: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 18: 3 p.m.

The Mary Louis Academy will host a live production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) featuring all your favorite Peanuts characters. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door ($20 general admission for adults and $17 for children under 12 and seniors over 65) and all sales are final. The duration is 1h45 with a 15 minute intermission.

Annika Rhea’s Open Studio and Studio Sale

Sept. 16-19: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Artist Annika Rhea invites the public to tour her studio, a personalized view of her procedures, and discounts on pieces that will go into production at Art Basel Miami in December. Many pieces are unsketched so they can be customized to your home or office needs. The event will take place at 1519 Decatur Street, Ridgewood NY.

Special: Saturday Sept 17.

Following the studio sale at 4 p.m., there will be an opening for the new exhibition at Box Factory Gallery: The Human Form, exploring the human form and its relationship to space, emotion and identify. At 7 p.m., Rhea will present a multimedia experimental piece with VJ Kate Goltseva, Peace in Motion.

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