August 2 - 8
There’s strength in numbers, such as 144 dances by 22 troupes for 32 hours on two days. The final digit is the cost: 0. INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival transforms four public spaces into an outdoor stage this weekend. The second annual revue is at Hunters Point South Park, Gantry Plaza State Park, Queensbridge Park, and Socrates Sculpture Park.
These two artists won almost every major acting award in existence over their multi-decade careers. This film catches them during some of their finest moments. They sing. They tell jokes. One loses a cow, while the other gets in a fight. The Museum of the Moving Image presents  The Muppet Show: Julie Andrews and Rita Moreno  daily from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 at 11 am .
It’s a festival of multi-day festivals! Movies, music, Muppets, dance, and even Grace Jones enjoy long Queens promotions this week. There are also chances to enjoy historic games, walking tours, Victorian gardens, and Hapa-Zome. Click here to read the 'It's In Queens' weekly column. Click here for the 'It's In Queens' podcast with a special guest.
It’s a win-win situation with Hollywood flair. Enjoy features, web series, and music videos while also supporting the local independent film scene. The second annual  Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema  screens at Queens Museum and United Artists Midway 9 in Forest Hills from Aug. 3 to Aug. 12. In total, 110 films — selected from a pool of more than 350 submissions — will show.
Joe DiStefano is the Queens Tourism Council's official foodie. The Rego Park resident also runs the blog Chopsticks and Marrow.  In this post , Joey D  heads to a familiar neighborhood, Flushing, where he dives into a 42-item roster of special cold appetizers at Wenzhou Noodle Restaurant. He discovers a trio of new favorites and smoked chicken noodle soup.
Take me out to the ball game. Tennis, anyone? On your mark, get set, go! Queens is a veritable fantasy land for sports enthusiasts. The Mets and the US Open tennis tournament are the big ticket items, but the borough also boasts sites for basketball, beach volleyball, boat racing, horse-riding, and many other athletic endeavors. Click here to find out where to watch or play.
Queens Photo of the Week
Pat Dolan was fatally struck by a sedan as she walked to a Community Board 8 meeting in 2011. The tireless activist advocated for parks, libraries, post offices, and even safety ramps. Her legacy lives on via Pat Dolan Trail, which s pans the Van Wyck Expressway, connecting her Kew Garden Hills neighborhood to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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