Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 1
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Swing and sway to the George Gee Swing Orchestra in July 4 at 
On Stage at Kingsborough.
Swing and sway to the George Gee Swing Orchestra in July 4 at On Stage at Kingsborough.
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Celebrate Director John Ford with a series of his films being screened at the Museum of the Moving Image, including the film “Pilgrimage” on July 4.
Celebrate Director John Ford with a series of his films being screened at the Museum of the Moving Image, including the film “Pilgrimage” on July 4.
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Art

Persuasive Images: Architecture of the 1939-40 & 1964-65 NY World’s Fairs - Thurs, July 2, 11 a.m. - An exhibition featuring over 100 photographs that depict rarely seen images of the buildings and pavilions. | Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. 405 Klapper Hall, Flushing

Made in LIC - Fri, July 3, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - An exhibition highlighting 15 factories in Long Island City and how things are made in these places. | Falchi Historic Building, 31-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City

Passion in Motion - Sat, July 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Opening reception for new, multi-genre exhibition highlighting Betty Friedan, Grace Lee Boggs, Helen Keller, Lisa Randall, Yeou-Cheng Ma, and Rise Stevens. | South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford St., Fort Greene

Uncanny Valley Archives - Mon, July 6, 10:30 a.m. - An exhibit of nine works on canvas by Tobin Eason, influenced by the dance and performing arts scene in New York City. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Two Trees in Balance - Tues, July 7, 10 a.m. - Gabriela Albergaria’s work involving nature includes photography, drawing and sculptures. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Music/Dance

King Sunny Ade - Thurs, July 2, 12 p.m. - Part of the 21st annual BAM R&B Music festival, which features a roster of both well-known and emerging musicians of R&B and world music. | MetroTech Commons, 1 MetroTech Roadway at Lawrence St., DoBro

Swinging’ & Swayin’ on the 4th of July! - Sat, July 4, 8 p.m. - Get ready to jump, jive and wail to patriotic and all-American tunes with the George Gee Swing Orchestra. This swingin’ band has been together for over 30 years and deeply enjoys its hard-earned reputation as the swingin’-est, blowin’-est, heppest classic big band in New York City! | On Stage At Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn

Italian Nights - Wed, July 8, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc. presents an outdoor summer concert and an evening of music and dancing under the summer stars. | Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria

Film

Young Mr. Lincoln - Fri, July 3, 7 p.m. - John Ford examines the qualities that made Abraham Lincoln his personal hero in this screening. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Pilgrimage - Sat, July 4, 2 p.m. - A screening of the film that made director John Ford’s biographer Joseph McBride claim that it’s the director’s “first great film… one of the most extreme examples of Ford’s tendency, as a romantic pessimist, to explore the dark side of his ideals.” | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

“Making Waves in Film, Then and Now” - Mon, July 6, 6:30 p.m. - Screening of “Grey Gardens,” a look at a different side of the Hamptons through the lives of a reclusive mother and daughter. Paired with “The Darker Side of Dreamland,” a film showing the effects of Superstorm Sandy on the residents of Coney Island. | Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach - Mon, July 6, 7:30 p.m. - Round out the Fourth of July weekend with a screening of “The Terminator.” | 1001 Boardwalk West at W. 10th Street, Coney Island

Family

Beach Campfire - Thurs, July 2 ; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Join national park rangers to kick off the Summer solstice weekend with a campfire. Bring fixings for s’mores, blankets and beach chairs. | Jacob Riis Park, Boardwalk and Beach 169th St., Rockaway

Independence Day - Sat, July 4 ; 12 pm to 5 pm - Celebrate the Fourth of July and learn about Eagles, fun activities, help spread mulch around the trees, participate in a Citizen Science project, watch a snake have a snack. | Prospect Park Audubon Center, Prospect Park

Skats the Clown - Sat, July 4; 2 to 4 p.m. - Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. | Carousel in Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive

Plover Day - Sun, July 5 ; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Discover one of New York City’s endangered species: The Piping Plover! Partake in family-friendly games, crafts, and educational activities to raise awareness of this amazing shorebird. | Beach 59th St & Boardwalk, Rockaway

Coney Island Fourth of July Fireworks - Sat, July 4 ; 9:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Celebrate Fourth of July at Coney Island Boardwalk! Enjoy the fireworks display over the beach. | West 10th St & Boardwalk, Coney Island
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