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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Crossing Art, 136-17 39th Ave., ground floor, Flushing, presents “09 Oh Cow!” July 18-Sept. 18. The exhibition is a five-panel juried show with international artists from Canada, Europe and Taiwan. Also, artwork from Andy Warhol. Opening reception will be held Saturday, July 18 from 4-7 p.m.

AES Gallery, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, presents “The Variety of Summer” now through July 23, an exhibition of sculpture exploring a number of dynamic themes. The exhibit will feature the gallery’s permanent collection and work from David Baskin, Ann Marie McDonnell, Anatoly Mikhailov, Judith Peck, Sachika Iwata and Alex Sax. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment..

Socrates Sculpture Park’s current exhibit is “State Fair,” now through Aug. 2, outdoors at Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City. Open during daylight hours.

The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, presents a special exhibition and educational program, “From Plaster to Stone” now through Aug. 30. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students with a valid ID and children under 12 are free. On the first Friday of every month, museum admission is pay what you wish. For information, call (646) 486-7050.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning presents the exhibit “Past/Presents Tense — Tiempos Del Subjuntivo,” featuring works by artist Juana Valdes, from now through Sept. 5. at 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. For information, call (718) 658-7400.

Flushing Town Hall’s annual Members’ Art Exhibition “In Celebration” will be held now though Sept. 13. Much of the art is for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefits Flushing Council’s Visual Arts programs. There is a suggested donation of $5. Gallery hours on Saturdays and Sundays are from noon-5 p.m.

THEATRE

Maggie’s Little Theater presents “All Shook Up,” a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, on Fridays and Saturdays, July 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 19 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Parish Hall, 79th Place, Middle Village. Cost is $15, seniors $13, children 11 and under are $10. For reservations, call (718) 326-1858 or visit maggieslittletheater.org.

MUSIC

The Northern Woodside Coalition is presenting concerts in Strippoli Square, 31st Avenue and 54th Street, Woodside, on Thursdays, July 16, 23 and 30 at 7 p.m. Limited bench seating is available but people are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.

Free summer concerts at the Ridgewood Branch, of Ridgewood Savings Bank, 71-02 Forest Ave., at 7:30 p.m., featuring Dave Santiago and Latin Affair — representing Latin music with a New York attitude.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents 2009 Sunday Garden Concert Series. Tribal Legacy — Calypso Soca Caribbean party will be held on July 26, at 2 p.m. Owen Romero and his group will be featured. Dance lessons are held prior to the concert at 1:15 p.m. Free. Limited seating available, bring a lawn chair. Rain location will be the Flushing Town Hall Gallery. For information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Maspeth Federal Savings will hold its summer concert series at the main office parking field, 69th Street and Grand Avenue, Maspeth, rain or shine, at a tent covered seating area. Real Diamond, the premier Neil Diamond tribute band, will perform on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Seating is limited, bring folding chairs. For information, call (718) 335-1300.

The Jamaica based trio Thr3e will perform on Thursday, July 16 at 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue at noon in Rufus King Park. For more information, e-mail info@thr3emusic.com.

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and Juniper Park Civic Association presents a concert featuring Italian Night with a band to be announced, on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village.

The 7th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street, Astoria. Cost is $10. For information, visit musicalsawfestival.org.

New York Metropolitan Country Music Association is sponsoring a concert on Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. featuring Sean Kershaw at the Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, located off Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven.

The Fourth annual Southern Queens Gospel Fest at Baisley Pond Park, Rockaway Boulevard between Sutphin and Baisley Boulevard, will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 3-8 p.m. Free. Join Parks and WLIB 1190 for a festival of soulful sounds, arts and crafts, canoeing and fun for the whole family. Bring your folding chairs.

Queens Symphony Orchestra presents Breezy Big Band Summer featuring the Barbara Merjan Trio and members of QSO on Sunday, July 26 at 5 p.m. at Forest Park Bandshell, Woodhaven and Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s University Great Lawn, Jamaica. Free. In case of inclement weather, the July 26 performance will be moved to the Hugh P. Kirwan Performing Arts Center at Christ the King High School, Middle Village and a tented area at St. John’s University will be used for the July 29 performance. For information, call the QSO office at (718) 326-4455, e-mail qso@queenssymphony.org or visit the website at queenssymphony.org.

Free live entertainment at Casa Positano Italian Restaurant, 107-02 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills. Enjoy an evening with family and friends from 10 p.m.-closing — Tuesday, karaoke; Wednesday, open mic night by Jimmy V.; Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, keyboard music, dancing and Italian food drive; and Friday, wild Latin and disco night.

FLEA MARKETS

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a flea market on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Raphael’s flea market, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, will be held on Sunday, July 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain date will be July 26.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine holds its outdoor flea market on Saturdays and Sundays through November from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the intersection of Union Turnpike and Parsons Boulevard on the Flushing/Jamaica border.

TOURS

Join Astoria Center of Israel on Sunday, July 19 for a tour of the Greek synagogue of the Lower East Side. Kehila Kedosha Janina, with kosher lunch is included. ACI members are $18; nonmembers are $25. Pre-registration necessary. To register and for transportation information, call (718) 278-2680.

The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, offers drop-in guided tours of the museum every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Tours will also be available on Wednesday afternoons. The Voelker Orth Museum was the homestead of three generations of a German immigrant family who settled in Flushing at the end of the 19th century. For information, call (718) 359-6227 or visit the website at vomuseum.org.

CLASSES

Astronomer Mark Freilich will lead a class on Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 per adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout information packet). Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Holy Family Church, 175-20 74th Ave., Flushing, on Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

A boating safety course will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten, Bayside, on Sunday, July 19 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The fees are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Pre-registration is a must. For information, call (718) 352-3764 or e-mail 12-01@verizon.net.

Maria Rose Doll Museum and Cultural Center, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, will offer quilting instructions by Dorothy Jordan, master sewer on July 16, 23 and 30 and will conclude on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration fee is $45. For information, call (917) 817-8653.

Watercolor classes being offered at the Douglaston Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per class.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will hold a dance with instruction, every Monday and Friday, 7:15-8 p.m. A dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Atlas Park Greenmarket in Atlas Park Mall, Cooper Avenue and 80th Street, Glendale, is open every Saturday, through November, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free events and activities, community activities, cooking demonstrations and recipe exchanges.

Camp Bow Wow one-year anniversary party and pet adoption drive will be held on Saturday, July 18 from noon-4 p.m. at 47-17 Austell Place, Long Island City.

An interfaith panel on same sex marriage will take place at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., on Friday, July 24 following the Shabbat service which will be conducted jointly with the Free Synagogue of Flushing at 7:30 p.m. Participating on the panel will be the Rev. Noel Vanek of the Church-in-the-Gardens, Rabbi Michael Weisser of the Free Synagogue of Flushing and Rabbi Mayer Perelmuter of the Reform Temple of Forest Hills.

All Saints’ Church, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside is having a citizenship fair on Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. to help you apply for U.S. citizenship. For information and what documentation is needed, call (718) 784-8031, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dancing under the stars will be held every Wednesday now through July 29 at 7 p.m. at Little Bay Park roller hockey rink in Bayside. Free ballroom dance lessons (first 45 minutes), dancing.

Jamaica Farmers Market will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine from now through Nov. 14 at 160th Street off Jamaica Avenue.

NY Hall of Science Farmers Market will be held on Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine now through Nov. 15 at 111th Street and 48th Avenue in Corona.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

ARMDI is having a July Dance-arama on Saturday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside. Proceeds go to Israel. Cost it $17.50 for nonmembers; $15 for members.

The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck presents Wednesday Nite Rap for ages 40+ on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. with Bernie Glintz, psychotherapist, on the Art of Constructive Feedback. Cost is $7.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on July 25 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Music by Jean and Joe.

FOR KIDS

Family fun day on Sunday, July 19 from noon-4 p.m. at Fort Totten Park Parade Grounds. An afternoon of fun activities, games, crafts, medical screening, pet microchipping and more.

Jabali Afrikan Acrobats perform on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Jackson Pond Playground at Myrtle Avenue at Park Lane South, Richmond Hill.

Storytelling at Crocheron Park (Buz O-Rourke Playground) on Thursday, July 23 at 10 a.m. Enjoy storytelling of children’s books and a craft project. For children 10 and younger.

City Park Kids presents a puppet show, “Ferdinand the Bull” on Monday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. Rochdale Park near the playground, New York Boulevard and 134th Avenue in Jamaica. The puppeteers borrow from the traditional Japanese Bunraku style of puppetry; clad in black becoming mere shadows of the enormous figures they bring to life. Also, on Thursday, July 23 at 10 a.m., Carnival of the World will be held at Queensbridge Park, 41st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City and on Monday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Rochdale Park, near playground, New York Boulevard and 134th Avenue, Jamaica. Lose yourself in this dancing marionette escapade. Presented free by one of America’s leading puppet troupes — Dan Butterworth Marionettes.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Puppets will perform on Tuesday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Great lawn of Rufus King Park, located on Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd streets in Jamaica. Enjoy an updated version of a classical story of sleeping beauty Princess Aurora and friends.

Free tennis lessons for children 5-16 now through Aug. 17 at the following Queens parks: Flushing Meadows , Cunningham, Forest, Brookville, Alley Pond Tennis Center, Astoria, Kissena, Baisley, Flushing Memorial and Juniper Valley. For information, call (718) 760-6999.

LECTURES

Queens Historical Society presents a a talk on “The Early Polo Grounds” with author Chris Epting, on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Kingsland Homestead, headquarters of the QHS, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Cost is $2 for students and seniors; $3 for adults; free for children under 10.

HEALTH

St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 150-75 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, is having a blood drive on Sunday, July 19 from 8:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at Tolentine Hall.

Clergy United for Community Empowerment offers an infant mortality reduction initiative program, free, including parent skills building, crib care, breast feeding education, health education, nutritional information/education, referral for HIV testing (bloodless method), workshops, and women support groups, at 89-31 161st St., 10th floor, Jamaica. For information, call (718) 297-0720.

MEETINGS

The Best Female Friends Club will meet on Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Shalimar Diner, 63-68 63rd Drive in Rego Park. All women of any age are welcome. For more information or to reserve, call Pat at (516) 835-1433.

You Gotta Believe, an adoption agency, offers free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162nd St. For information, call (718) 372-3003. The next classes will be held on July 19 and 26. No class July 15.

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