Five things to do in Queens this weekend! June 7-9

Another weekend in Queens, another couple of days to decide what to do for fun — if you have the free time. Some do, some don’t. Here’s our weekly list of five ideas if you could use them!

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The Bankra Carribean Folk Festival, a family event with music, dance, a drum circle, art, food and more, is set for Saturday. It’ll run from 12 to 7 p.m. in St. Albans Park, located along Merrick Boulevard at Sayres Avenue (and a couple other streets) in Jamaica. Attending is free. Info/registration: (917) 668-2209, bankrafestival.com.

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For some quality classical music, check out Go For Baroque, with the Forest Hills Choir and Queens Consort performing works by Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Hassler. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy, located at 70-01 Kessel St. in Forest Hills. Tickets are $15; or $20 at the door. Info: fhchoir.org.

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There are two dance festivals this weekend, one being the Jamaica Dance Festival, now in its second of four dates. Several troupes will perform starting at 7 p.m. Saturday (and others at the same time on June 15 and 22) at Rufus King Park, located on Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153 streets in Jamaica. Attendance is free. Info: (718) 657-2605, abetterjamaica.org.

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The other dance event is the Queens Outdoor Dance Festival 2019, also with performances by several troupes, to mark 10 years of Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre — The Academy Studio. It’s set for 5 p.m. Sunday outside the studio, at 66-85 73 Place in Middle Village. It too is free. Info: (347) 263-SLDT (7538), sldt.org

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The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery are quite historically minded, as reflected in an event they’re hosting Sunday: a Spanish-American War re-enactment, to include a visit from President Theodore Roosevelt, put on by Saddles and Boots Productions. There will also be a display of World War II equipment and uniforms. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery, located at 127-15 Kew Gardens Road in Kew Gardens. It’s another free event. Info: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org.

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Forget not that you can always find many more things to do in Queens, every day of the week, in both What’s Happening — our Community Calendar and in our reader-generated Online Calendar.

— compiled by Peter C. Mastrosimone