July 5 - July 11
She’s a singer, actress, disco queen, fashion icon, and rebel. The Museum of the Moving Image screens Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bambi four times this weekend. Along with clips of epic performances of such hits as “Pull Up to the Bumper,” this documentary offers a never-seen-before view of one of the first cross-dressing super stars and a pioneer of the flat top.
Springfield Park hosts two free concerts this weekend as part of SummerStage 2018. First, Kranium , who had the dancehall hit "Nobody Needs to Know,"  shares the stage with DJ Polish on July 7. The hip hop duo EPMD works with DJ Sylk on July 8. Plus, there’s a  celebration of Haitian music at the same park on July 5 and  The Legendary Ladies of SKYY on July 6.
Queens offers the cure for Cabin Fever! Outdoor fun is everywhere with various summer concert series kicking off this week. Film series in parks begin, too. And if the weather doesn’t participate, there are plenty of indoor cinema, music, and workshop options. Click here to read the It's In Queens weekly column or click here to watch the related podcast.
Get ready for an in-tents experience! Camp Rockaway  is hosting overnight visitors in safari-style tents near the Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse through Oct. 31. The family-friendly site includes a communal fire pit, a picnic-and-grill area, hammocks, a supply store, a bathroom facility, and games such as horseshoes. Plus, it’s located a few steps from the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s no secret that outdoor movies play starring roles in fun summer activities. From Rockaway Beach to Long Island City, we have listed every July screening in this the ultimate Queens guide to outdoor cinema. Choose from classics, award-winning blockbusters, and foreign art works. All films are free unless otherwise specified. Some include live entertainment.
They’re all over the borough. They feature many genres. They put people in good moods. And they’re free. The fourth annual Katz Concert Series presents live outdoor music from July 8 to Aug. 19. Each show is about 90 minutes, and they go on rain or shine. Of course, picnics are encouraged…so is dancing. Click here for a comprehensive list.
Queens Photo of the Week
Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden installation consists of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel orbs in a former train garage in Fort Tilden in the Rockaways. It's open until Sept. 3.
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