Are we going to see a movie? Or how about plenty of free movies outside under the stars? Puppets, concerts and water fun are also outside in Queens this week. (There are also a few indoor shows and events.)
July 1, Gongoozler, 6:30 p.m. Marco Barrera exhibits an incomplete archive of water from different locations in New York. The artist has created a publication that lists the samples and presents his research on the city’s water history. “Gongoozler” is a British term for a canal fanatic. Additionally, the Canal Street Research Association is hosting a walking tour of LIC with a focus on buried water. SculptureCenter Courtyard, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City.
July 1, Future Crimes, July 9. Screenings of David Cronenberg’s latest film, which takes place at a time when the human species is adapting to a synthetic environment, where the body is undergoing transformations and mutations. A performance artist stages the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Hours: July 1 at 3 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.; July 2 at 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; July 3 at 3:45 p.m.; and July 9 at 4:15 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District of Astoria.
July 1, Men in Black, 7:30 p.m. As part of an ongoing series, a screening of “Men in Black” teams up with the making of origami sunglasses. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
July 1, Radio Riot, 8 p.m. This group features powerful male and female vocals. They cover everything from 1940s swing to today’s hottest dance music. Resorts World New York, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.
July 1, first Friday free, 11 a.m. On the first Friday of each month, admission is free. However, visits must be scheduled in advance due to COVID. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
July 1, Spider-Man: No Way Home, dusk. A free outdoor screening of a film during which Peter Parker’s identity as Spider-Man is revealed. In a way, he likes it, but problems follow. The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
July 2, Botanical Illustration, 1 p.m. Participants discover – and create – botanical illustrations in the style of the 19th century and learn about botany. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.
July 2, Philadelphia Freedom, 8 p.m. This tribute band performs Elton John hits. With boundless energy, Doug Delescavage transforms perfectly into Elton John as he was in his twenties. Resorts World New York, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.
July 3, Jackson Heights Orchestra, 6 p.m. This local ensemble plays classical music as part of an ongoing weekly series. Travers Park, near 35th Avenue and 78th Street, Jackson Heights.
July 4, Music in the Garden, 1 p.m. The Evan Sherman Big Band performs in the garden as part of an annual birthday party for Satchmo. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona.
July 5, Taikoza, 1 p.m. This group creates a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of Taiko drums and bamboo flutes. (“Taiko” means “big drums” in Japanese.) This exciting group draws on Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance. Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard.
July 6, Art Lab in the Park, August 17. This program provides creative activities and play time for children of families visiting La Jornada and the Queens Museum Cultural Food Pantry. Drop-in sessions feature interactive building stations, playful materials, and challenges that expose people of all ages to various works of architecture, construction, design, and engineering. The program runs from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 6, July 20, August 3 and August 17. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
July 6, Puppet Time Variety Show, 11 a.m. This family-friendly variety show features songs from Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater’s past performances, including “Fifi”, “Peter Pan” and “The duck”. The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
July 6, Sing 2, 8 p.m. A free outdoor screening of a musical family film. The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
July 7, preliminary figures, 7:30 p.m. Queens-based artist Sol León performs “Cruising,” which is based mainly on improvisation through electronics and some acoustic elements. It’s a conversation between the people on stage and everyone in the audience. A graphic score is projected during the performance, followed by a question-and-answer session. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-4 Jamaica Ave.
July 7, Rubix Kube: The 80s Strike Back, 7 p.m. This tribute band is like the radical love child of a rock concert and a Broadway musical. Imagine Madonna, Michael Jackson, Cher, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Boy George, Paula Abdul and Guns N’ Roses on the same stage. (Rain date: July 11 at 7 p.m.) Juniper Valley Park, near 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard South, Middle Village.
July 7, Encanto, 8:30 p.m. A free outdoor screening of this film about a Colombian teenager who has to deal with the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. CoronaPlaza, 103rd Street and 41st Avenue.