Weekend play in LIC, Elmhurst, Jamaica, and Forest Hills: Lunchtime dance, a block party, a dance festival and a classical orchestra

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    The weekend comes with plenty of dancing and music all over Queens. Head on over for a lunchtime dance party in Long Island City, a huge block party in Elmhurst, a dance festival in Jamaica, and a classical orchestra in Forest Hills.

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    Lunch Beat at Secret Theatre – At noon, head down to LIC’s Secret Theatre for this lunchtime dance party. For $12, you can get your choice of any two tacos or sliders from Mike-n-Willie’s gourmet truck parked right outside, and then head inside to rock out to the inspired and energetic jams of DJ Joro Boro.

     

    Viva La Comida! – This block party at Elmhurst’s Dunningham Triangle (GMAP) is part of a campaign by the 82nd Street Partnership to improve and modernize the park. Executive director Seth Taylor and program associate Sofia Davila transformed the triangle into a one-day plaza three weeks ago, cleaning up the park, installing chairs, artwork, and getting feedback from residents about the triangle. This music and food festival will transform the area again for a day, and will involve local restaurants and food trucks. There will also be raffles and prizes.

     

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    Making Moves 2012 Dance Festival – Head over to the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (housed in the landmarked First Reformed Dutch Church of Jamaica) for this dance festival, now in its third year. The show will include performances from five talented dance ensembles, including the Synthesis Dance Project, a group that has traveled all over New York, Los Angeles, and even been featured at the Hollywood Performing Arts Center. Admission is $15.

     

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    Con Brio Ensemble Performs Twilight Concert – Wrap up the weekend with this classical concert at Forest Hills’ Church in the Gardens, with music from Handel, Schumann and Brahms. The ensemble features talented musicians, including Juilliard-trained pianist Diana Mittler-Battipaglia. Admission is $12, $10 for students and seniors.

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