In addition to local events sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group: SUNDAYS at 5pm MUSIC SERIES in the PARK (78th Street)
PLUS events sponsored and coordinated by the JH GREEN ALLIANCE like FLICNIC in the Street (free films) in the 78th Street Play Street on July 27 and August 3 at dusk...
YOU CAN HAVE GREAT FUN any day of the week Right HERE IN QUEENS - Thanks to Queens Economic Development Corp for compiling this list:
August 1, 7 p.m. Queens Symphony Orchestra, La Traviata:Relax to the soothing sounds of the borough's only professional orchestra as it performs Verdi's famous, timeless opera. Free. St. John's University's Great Lawn, Jamaica. 718-570-0909
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 7 p.m. Outdoor Cinema: Every Wednesday evening for the entire month, bring a blanket, food, drinks and friends for free films near large, inspiring art. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. 718-956-1819
August 3-5,Rural Route Film Festival: Back by popular demand for a second year, the country's only film festival devoted to all aspects of rural life returns to Western Queens. The festival includes new films, preview screenings, and shorts. $9+. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. 718-777-6888
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 5:30 - 8 p.m. First Friday's Summer in the Garden:On the first Friday of each month, explore the galleries, enjoy a cash bar, and check out some short films. Free. Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. 718-204-7088
August 4 & 16, 7 p.m. Armstrong House Concert Series: Don't miss the annual Big Band concert featuring York College Summer Jazz Institute (Aug.4). Check out Cuban born trumpeter and multi-Grammy award winner Arturo Sandoval perform at the outdoor block party. (Aug. 16). Free. Louis Armstrong House Museum. 34-56 107 St., Corona. 718-478-8274
August 7, 7 p.m. Live at the Gantries: Groove to a jazz performance by talented students and staff members from the York College Music Department in the Great Outdoors. Except a mix of traditional jazz from the blues, swing and fusion. Free. Long Island City Waterfront, 49 Ave. & Center Blvd.
August 9, 23, Sundown. Movies on the Beach: Enjoy films, sand, waves and salty air at the same time in Rockaway Beach. The movie Up will show at Beach 106th St. on Aug. 9 (weather date Aug. 16); The movie Cowboys & Aliens will screen at Beach 73rd St. on Aug 23. (weather date Aug. 30) Free. Rockaway Civic's Beach Flix.
August 10, 8 p.m. Resorts World: Kool & The Gang. The group that created "Ladies Night" and "Get Down On It" will present an outdoor concert. Free, but only for Genting Card holders, Resorts World Casino. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, rwnewyork.com.
August 12, 2 p.m. Summer Tango: The Argentine Tango never ceases to amaze! Enjoy a live Tango concert and take a free lesson for beginners at 1 p.m. Also, dancer Mayte Vicens will do a special demonstration before the concert. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 718-463-7700
August 16-18, Times vary. Latino Cultural Festival: Queens Theatre will host the 16th Annual 2012 Latino Cultural Festival. Concerts include Argentine Tango, Dominican Bachata, Latin Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Colombian, Afro-Cuban and Mexican performers. Plus, comedy shows, a Spanish-languageCinderella play and more. Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave, S. Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Flushing. 718-760-0686
August 18, 7 p.m. 1962: Lecture and photos look back 50 years, when gas was 28 cents per gallon, the Cold War was raging, the Vietnam War was ramping up the Bob Dylan's protest music was gaining popularity. $5, Free for members. Greater Astoria Historical Society. 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor., Astoria/LIC. 718-278-0700
August 18, 8 - 10 p.m. An Evening with the Stars Astronomy Program: With help from an astronomer, marvel at the moon, the Milky Way, the Red Giant and Scorpio the double star Albeiro and the Summer Triangle. $7+. Alley Pond Environmental Center. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 718-229-4000
August 26, 6 p.m. Electric Sounds of Eart' Acte: Treat your ears to a rollicking evening of favorite pop tunes from the 1940s to the 1990s. Performers include George Masone (vocals & guitar), Stephen C. Josephs (flute & keys) and others. $2-$4. Queens Botanical Garden. 43-50 Main St. Flushing., 718-886-3800
August 28, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Busy, Busy, Honey Bees!: Meet a professional bee keeper, learn to make bee wax candles, sample honey, play bee games and more. For families with children ages 4-10. $10-$16. Alley Pond Environmental Center. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 718-229-4000
August 29, 8 p.m. She Devils, Women in Comedy: A night of hilarious comedy from the funniest people in the world who also happen to have no Y chromosomes. $20. Laughing Devil. 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. 347-913-3845