Aug. 31, 2023 By Ethan Marshall
As the weekend approaches, there will be plenty of things to do throughout Queens for people to enjoy. Whether it’s games, music, movies or anything else, there’s a lot to look forward to.
Here are some things to do this weekend in Queens.
Friday, Sept. 1
Test your skills and teamwork as you play this popular card game. (Queens Public Library: East Flushing,196-36 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 1 to 3 p.m. Admission: Free)
Catch a free public screening of the Martin Scorsese crime film “Mean Streets,” starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel. This R-rated film follows a small-time hood trying to keep the peace between his friend and the creditors to whom he owes money. (Queens Public Library: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 2 to 4:15 p.m. Admission: Free)
Saturday, Sept. 2
St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church will be providing free food, clothing, toiletries, referrals and other assistance to those in need at College Point. (Corner of 14th Avenue and College Point Boulevard, College Point. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Admission: Free)
Classical musician Oleg Yavorsky and pianist Olga Genua will be performing. Their music is meant to bring heartfelt aria, a dramatic romance and an inspiring instrumental treasure to the audience. (Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 7 to 9 p.m. Admission: $27.50 to $60)
Sunday, Sept. 3
Come see the Sublime tribute band Badfish perform at The Rockaway Hotel. The group tries to encompass the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music. They have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. (The Rockaway Hotel, 108-10 Rockaway Beach Dr., Rockaway Park. 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission: $34.95)
Alan Nieves, a rising star in the house music genre, will be performing at the Knockdown Center. He blends swung grooves with driving tech sounds. (Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth. 3 p.m. Admission: $25.50)