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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

Oct. 19, 2023 By Nevine Salameh

This upcoming weekend in Queens promises plenty of exciting activities for both families and friends. From concerts and comedy shows to family fall activities and a vibrant parade, there’s something for everyone to do. Here’s our list of this weekend’s highlights.

Friday, Oct. 20

End of the Line Comedy Show & Open Mic

Come and see a line-up of comedians curated for an entertaining night. In addition to enjoying the show, attendees will also have the chance to showcase their own comedic skills with available slots for on-the-spot open mic sessions. (Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria. 11 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $5)

ART for WELLNESS Kids

Sky Village NYC is calling all young artists between the ages 5 and 8 to explore their artistic self-expression, under the supervision of an experienced painter, printmaker and graduate of Pratt Institute, Frankie Bartolomie. This experience nurtures creativity, self-expression and personal growth, fostering confidence in your child’s unique artistic abilities. With top-quality supplies and an inspiring studio, it’s an unforgettable artistic adventure. (Sky Village NYC, 23-05 29th St., Astoria. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Admission: $50.18)

Saturday, Oct. 21

’80s and Beyond

Decadia, a band of singers from diverse backgrounds in the music industry and veteran musicians, is scheduled to perform at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by Council Member Vickie Paladino, their performance will feature hits from the ’80s with some additional songs from the ’70s and ’90s. (Fort Totten Park, Totten Avenue and 15th Road, Bayside. 5 to 7 p.m. Admission: Free)

D27 Fall Family Fun Day

Council Member Nantasha Williams invites the community to a lively Family Fun Day, celebrating the fall season. Come and enjoy live music by DJ Netty Net, games, face painting, pumpkin picking, a costume contest, food and giveaways. (Wayanda Park, 217-60 Hollis Ave., Queens Village. 1 to 5 p.m. Admission: Free)

Sunday, Oct. 22

Bolivian Day Parade

Explore Bolivia’s long cultural heritage, featuring indigenous languages, Mestizo Baroque art and vibrant traditions showcased at the Queens Bolivian Parade. (37th Avenue, 69th Street to 89th Street, between 37th Avenue and 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Noon to 3 p.m. Admission: $Free)

High Comedy Jam at Kakes

Join Kakes NYC for a one-night special high comedy jam produced by It’s Really Them Entertainment that will feature music by DJ K-Dwang and DJ EZ PASS and comedians hosted by MrCommodre, such as Smokey Juarez, Ruperto Vanderpool, and other local entertainers. (Kakes NYC, 10-43 44th Dr. 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: $39.47)

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