Check out these events taking place in the borough this weekend!

GET TESTED AND VACCINED

Before doing anything in person, get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated and boosted! Also, remember to wear your mask indoors and socially distance whenever possible.

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the New York City Department of Health suggests getting tested often. Here’s where you can find several places in Queens to get tested this weekend:

The United States Postal Service is also offering four free at-home test kits per address.

Visit special.usps.com/testkits for information on how to order your test kits.

Visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a Queens vaccination site near you.

Saturday September 10

Van Morrison (Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl, Forest Hills, NY)

The Bowery Presents Van Morrison, whose career spans six decades, giving us classics like Brown Eyed Girl. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $65.

Autumn Intercultural Festival and Street Fair (First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, 89-60 164th St., Queens, NY)

Along with fun games, Zumba workouts, bouncy houses and face painting, First Presbyterian Church will also offer health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, HIV testing and nutritional counseling. Activities start at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. For more information, contact 718-526-4775.

Sunday September 11

9/11 Anniversary Event at Howard Beach (Rockwood Park Jewish Center, 156-45 84th St. at Howard Beach)

Councilor Joann Ariola joins the Civic Association of Howard Beach Lindenwood to hold a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the site of the community’s 9/11 Memorial Mural and will include the installation of a 9/11 survivor tree that Ariola obtained for the civic association through the museum 9/11 Memorial. The event will take place from 2 p.m.

Rinse: Handball displays to honor emergency personnel

At Pomonok Park, a series of handball games will inspire emergency personnel to come together for a day of remembrance. There will be homemade empanadas, courtesy of Liz Maria, and drinks provided by a mixologist Kerby cups. The event will take place Thursday, September 8 at 5 p.m. at Pomonok Park on Kissena Boulevard and 65th Avenue across from Queens College.

Maspeth: 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Maspeth Federal Savings Bank and local elected officials will hold a small memorial ceremony to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. The names of each person who called Queens home will be announced with the placement of flags at Maspeth Memorial Park on 69 Street and Grand Ave. The event takes place on Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m.

To find more 9/11 commemoration activities, visit QNS.com