The US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows Corona Park has broken attendance records over the past two weeks. This week, Queens keeps the groove going with James Caan, Charlie Brown, Little Amal, Billie Joel, the Boomer Brothers, corn mazes, Korean art and speckled lantern flies.
Watch films celebrating the life, career and legacy of Sunnyside-raised actor James Caan. These include “El Dorado” (1966), “The Godfather” (1972), “The Gambler” (1974) and “Les Miserables” (1990). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
September 16, The Amazing Maize Maze, October 29. Try walking New York’s only corn maze. The adventure begins with a Thread Talk about finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way to the Bridge of Victory. Advance online tickets are required. Times are changing. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks.
September 16, Honey Dew Drops, 8 p.m. For more than a decade, this singer-songwriter duo has toured the country experimentally performing folk music that combines traditional folk elements with a modern, acoustic style. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
September 16, opening reception for Ouroboros, 18.00. Stephanie S. Lee exhibits paintings and graphics inspired by the Korean genre that depicts Confucian virtues in the form of letters. They show her journey to find happiness and hope as she navigates a repetitive life as a mother, wife and middle-aged artist. The show runs until October 2. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
September 16, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, September 18. The Royal Star Theater presents this musical that looks at life through the eyes of Peanuts character Charlie Brown. The shows will be on September 16 at 8:00 p.m., September 17 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and September 18 at 3:00 p.m. Mary Louis Academy, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates.
September 17, Welcome Fall Concert, 4 p.m. The Boomer Brothers play family-friendly folk music in the great outdoors. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens.
September 17, ȂME (Live & DJ), 10 pm. Innervisions duo Âme (Christian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann) perform a rare collaboration. The duo is one of the most definitive voices on the contemporary dance scene. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth.
Sept. 17, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, noon. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day (September 16) with a Calpulli Mexican Dance performance, marigold planting and bilingual tours. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
September 17, Hispanic Heritage Concert, 4 p.m. Music and dance in honor of flamenco guitarist Robert Reyes, and a meet and greet with exhibiting artist Kathy Goetemann. Enter through the gate at Maple Grove Cemetery, 129th Street and Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens.
September 17, Playing with Cable Ties, 3 p.m. Sui Park is currently showing The Gift Box. As part of the show, the artist demonstrates ways of making sculptures using ropes. Participants explore the same material used in the exhibition, create their own artwork and take home the finished piece. Garage Art Gallery, 26-01 Corporal Kennedy St., Bayside.
Sept. 17 Woodside Women, 4:30 p.m. Folk singer Rashmi sings about local heroes who call Queens home. It describes an aspect of each protagonist’s journey to the settlement and records their cultural, professional and life experiences. Moore-Jackson Community Garden, near 31st Avenue and 54th Street, Woodside.
September 17, Celebrating Furry Friends, 1 p.m. King Manor was a farm with dozens of animals just two centuries ago. Learn about animals and make cow paper dolls. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.
September 17, Art in Rainey Park, 10:30am. Families with children ages 4-10 are invited to join Noguchi teachers and guest artist Oscar Oiwa for art activities. All participants receive a ticket to visit Noguchi for free. Rainey Park, near Vernon Boulevard, 33rd Street and 34th Avenue, Long Island City.
September 18, Jazz Piano meets Venezuela, 1:00 p.m. The Mini-Global Mashup continues with American jazz artist Amina Claudine Myers and Venezuelan bandola llanera artist María Fernanda Gonzalez. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Sept. 18, Movin’ Out Band, 5 p.m. The Queensborough Performing Arts Center presents this Billy Joel tribute band outdoors (Raindate: September 24). Fort Totten Park, Totten Avenue and 15th Street, Bayside.
September 18, Adichie and Jungle International Band, 3 p.m. Nigerian singer Adichie and her band perform world dance music as part of the Bayside Historical Society Passport Concert Series. Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
September 18, Ñukanchik People: En Diaspora Pueblos Transnacionales, 10:00. A collective presentation of graphic, audiovisual, installation, sound and stage works by 14 young artists of Latin American origin. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
September 20, Artist Process Groups, January 31. Valerie Green, founder and CEO of Green Space, leads these activities that address everything from PTSD to anger, body image, depression, shame, self-esteem and addiction. Sessions include movement, expressive work and group dynamics to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development. They operate alternately on Tuesdays from 19:00 to 21:00 until January 31, 2022. Green Space, 37-24 24th St., Long Island City.
September 20, beekeeping workshop, 19.00. Master Beekeeper Walter Blohm discusses the benefits of beekeeping and how bee enthusiasts can get started. Delicious local honey will be on sale. Bayside Historical Society, Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
September 21, Little Amal, 11 o’clock. Little Amal is a 12-foot-tall doll representing a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl. Since July 2021, he has traveled almost 6,000 miles through 85 cities and 12 countries to bring attention to children fleeing war, violence and persecution. He visits Corona’s Garden of Hope, Queens Museum and Jackson Heights on September 21.
September 22, Jumana Manna, April 17, 2023. Palestinian artist Jumana Manna’s first major museum exhibition in the United States brings together nearly 20 works, including two recent films, along with a series of new and existing sculptures. Throughout the works, the land and its rhythms are explored as the basis of a way of life that is both pressured to resist, escape, and transform hegemonic power structures. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City.
September 22, Mirror Meditation, 6 p.m. Tara Well discusses her book on mindful practices to cultivate self-compassion and enhance self-confidence and personal presence as part of Queens Public Library’s Literary Thursday program. It’s virtual. John by phone at 1-408-418-9388 with access code 2334 285 6255.
September 22, Henrike Naumann: Re-Education February 27, 2023 The Berlin-based artist’s first exhibition in the United States features dozens of furniture and household items that raise the question: What is the relationship between design and ideology? SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City.
September 22, Spotted Lantern Flying and more, 6:30 p.m. Local naturalist Angela Carcione teaches how to protect nature from spotted lanternflies and other invasive species during this virtual event hosted by the Alley Pond Environmental Center.