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10 Things To Do in Your Queens Neighborhood This Weekend

By  Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska Katie Honan and Jeanmarie Evelly | April 28, 2016 3:31pm | Updated on October 13, 2017 8:18am

 Enjoy beer, learn how to ride a bike, explore the borough's spookiest spots and more this weekend.
Enjoy beer, learn how to ride a bike, explore the borough's spookiest spots and more this weekend.
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All Weekend

Queens Beer Festival

Where: 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City
When: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5:30 p.m.

LIC Flea and Food hosts its second annual Queens Beer Festival, where attendees will get unlimited tastings of beers from more than a dozen local breweries, including several in Queens. Tickets start at $29.

Friday, Oct. 13

Dinner & Movie Fundraiser Night

Where: Body & Brain Forest Hills, 10814 72nd Ave., Suite 3, Forest Hills
When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Enjoy a home-cooked meal and action-adventure movie “Dr. Strange” while supporting Maggie Tiwarie, one of the instructors at this yoga studio who is fundraising for her Dahn Master training in Sedona, Arizona. Suggested donation is $20 for adults and $15 for kids, which includes the meal, dessert, tea and movie.

Saturday, Oct. 14

 Fall Family Day

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
When:  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities centered around the museum’s Jim Henson exhibit, including screenings of Muppets’ films and shows, puppet-making workshops and a live performance at 2 p.m. by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, who plays Abby Cadabby from “Sesame Street.”

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble

Where: The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills
When: 7:30 p.m.

Violinist Esther Noh and pianist Jacob Rhodenbeck perform new and contemporary works by James Macmillan, Jonathan Harvey and Michael Finnissy. The program also features two U.S. premieres — a violin sonata by Robert Simpson, and a composition by Mark Bowden. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. It’s free for children 12 and under.

Rockaway for Rincon Fundraiser

Where: Epstein's Beach, 88-22 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
When: 8 p.m.

Two Puerto Rican-based musicians, Nicholas Grace and The Disfunction, will perform live to support residents of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The town is on the western coast of Puerto Rico, with popular surfing beaches, and is second home for many Rockaway locals. It's $10 at the door and the bar will be hosting a supply drive, collecting items including batteries, diapers, tampons, pads and first aid supplies.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Learn to Bike for Children with Special Needs & Autism

Where: Outside the Aquatic Center, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This free, two-hour class from Bike NY helps kids 8 and up who are on the autism spectrum to learn how to ride a bike. Participants learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, steer and how to adjust a helmet. The meetup is just outside the Aquatic Center in the park. 

Halloween Sunday Brunch Bazaar at Ridgewood Market

Where: Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave., Ridgewood
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free to enter, so save your cash for German beer and food. There will also be local, artisan and vintage gifts. Attendees can also participate in a raffle.

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This annual outdoors festival features live music, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, face painting, tours, composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, a beer-and-wine tent and pumpkin patch. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children.

► Restoring Prospect Cemetery

Where: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
When: 2 to 4 p.m.

Preservation architect Dan Allen talks about Prospect Cemetery, the oldest burial ground in Queens. Following the lecture, participants will head over to the cemetery for a guided tour, featuring the rarely seen inside of the Chapel of the Three Sisters and learn what it takes to restore and maintain these final resting places. It’s free.

Ghosts of the Boroughs

Where: QED, 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
When: 3 p.m.

Get in the mood for Halloween early at this illustrated lecture by tour guide Marie Carter, which will feature stories of New York City’s most haunted spots. Tickets are $10.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo Queens reporters Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Katie Honan and Jeanmarie Evelly.