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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 July 21, 2017 7:46am

 Queens residents can enjoy several free film screenings this weekend.
Queens residents can enjoy several free film screenings this weekend.
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All Weekend

► Boulevard Film Festival

Where: Various venues, Sunnyside
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, times vary

This local film festival returns for its second year, featuring flicks that are “are emblematic to the borough of Queens.” Screenings will take place through the weekend at four different venues — Thalia Hispanic Theatre, The Dog and Duck, Bar 43 and Maggie Maes. Some are free, others are $15 or $20.

► Wine and Sweets Festival

Where: 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m.

LIC Flea and Food will host this two-day festival, featuring an array of desserts and wines. Tickets start at $49 and include unlimited wine tastings and vouchers for three sweet treats.

Friday, July 21

 Classic Hitchcock Film Fridays - "The Birds" 

Where: Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street, Jamaica
When: Screening starts between 8 and 8:30 p.m.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and watch this 1963 thriller about a northern California coastal town that experiences creepy attacks by birds. It's free.

► Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Where: Hunters Point South Park, Center Boulevard and 51st Avenue, Long Island City
When: Sunset

Catch a screening of this classic candy-themed flick on the waterfront, part of the ongoing Cinema LIC outdoor movie series.

Saturday, July 22

► Summer Crafts Bazaar

Where: QED, 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
When: 12 to 5 p.m.

Browse jewelry, collectibles and other crafts at this summer market. Beer, wine and mimosas will be available for $5.

► The Anderson Brothers Play Hot Jazz/Cool Garden

Where: Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona
When: 2 to 4 p.m.

Listen to live jazz music inside Louis Armstrong's garden during the annual summer concert series. Tickets are $20 in advance, and come with a pass to the house museum, red beans n' rice and sweet tea.

► Donald and Lydia's Harmony Honky Tonk

Where: Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights
When: 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Listen to old-fashioned honky tonk at this coffee shop and bar. 

Sunday, July 23

► Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Where: Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley boulevards, Jamaica
When: noon to 8 pm

Enjoy jerk cuisine, cooking contests, cultural performances as well as live reggae and soca music during this annual festival. Tickets are $35.

► Savory Asian Pancakes

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
When: Noon

Learn how to make Asian pancakes, typical street fare in China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and of course Flushing. Hsing-Lih Chou, a promoter of Taiwanese and Chinese culture, and a panel of chefs teach how to make this treat. Tickets are $15.

► Myrtle Avenue Street Fair

Where: Myrtle Avenue, between Fresh Pond Road and Forest Avenue, in Ridgewood
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Enjoy the usual delights of a street fair at this popular festival. It's free. 

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