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Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:30 am


Queens Historical Society presents “Permanent Residence: Uncovering the Cemeteries of Queens” through April at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave. in Flushing. Call (718) 939-0647, ext. 17 or email info@queenshistoricalsociety.org

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: “Contested Territories,” that will remain on view through Jan. 6, 2013. Contested Territories is an exhibition that explores the interaction of the city and society in an age of conflict. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows/Corona, presents ReGeneration now through Jan 13. Ten artists will present their interpretations of cultural sustainability. For over 450 exhibits as well as featured events and programs,visit nysci.org/visit

“Three Generations” features the works of three generations of the Aguilera family — artists Raphael, Florencio and Chencho. Their paintings and drawings capture the history of Ayamonte, Spain from 1903 to the present day. The exhibit is on display at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 225-05 56 Ave. in Bayside and will continue through Jan. 5. For more information visit the website at QCCArtGallery@qcc.cuny.edu or call (718) 631-6396.


STAR is looking for actors to audition for established senior repertory company. Call (718) 776-0529.

The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.


The Gingerbread Players presents Moliere’s scintillating comedy “The Learned Ladies,” Sunday Nov. 11 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, between Ascan Avenue and Harrow Street, Forest Hills. Cost is $12 ($10 for groups of six or more). Go to gingerbreadplayers.org for more information.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents a heartfelt comedy about friendship, “The Dixie Swim Club,” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Church Avenue, entrance off Douglaston Parkway. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID. Call (718) 482-3332 to reserve.

Theatre By The Bay presents “Hello, Dolly!” on Saturdays, Nov. 10 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and children 12 and under. For more information or to make reservations visit the website at theatrebythebayny.com or call (718) 428-6363.


The Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Colombia de fiesta with Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez and his Band from Nov. 9 through Dec. 9 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, students and seniors are $27. Friday tickets are $25. Call (718) 729-3880.


“From Morocco to Veracruz — Root and Branches of Latin Music” at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Performing will be Layali El Andalus, one of the leading exponents of Moroccan, Andalusian, Arab and Jewish Sephardic music; Spanish songstress Lara Bello, a new voice from Granada, who echoes Spain’s Islamic past and Mexican roots ensemble Jarana Beat, who combine elements of Mexico’s African and Amerindian traditions with other Latin American rhythms. Tickets are $20, $15 for members and students with I.D. For tickets call the box office at (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra presents the opening concert of its 49th the season on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Tickets are available by calling (718) 374-1627. Group rates are available by calling (516) 785-2532.

Flea Markets

There will be a fair and flea market at Emanuel Church located on Woodhaven boulevard at 91st Avenue in Woodhaven on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments and lunch available. Free admission.

All Saints Episcopal Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call (718) 784-8031.

There will be a craft/vendor fair on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Fedelis School, 124-06 14 Ave., College Point, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, located at 35th Avenue and 210th Street. For more information call Steve at (718) 224-3052.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to run its outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.


The Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Road, Rego Park, hosts a free workshop, “Ways To Repair Your Relationships After Addiction,” led by Sherry Amatenstein, author and TV commentator on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. To reserve space, call (718) 896-3400.


Kenneth Braswell, award-winning community activist, author and executive director of Fathers Incorporated has teamed up with the country’s leading experts on mental health and depression to host Code Blue: A Call for Community Healing on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul Community Baptist Church, located at 859 Hendrix St., in Brooklyn. Free.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will hold a meeting on The Global Day of Learning on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Rabbi Romiel Daniel will speak about “One People — Culturally So Different.” Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum will discuss “The Gifts of Faith.” Hosted by Mark Hochberg. All welcome. Free. You must reserve in advance by Thursday, Nov. 15. Call (718) 459-1000.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 will meet on Monday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. The guest speaker from the Fogarty Funeral Home will discuss identity fraud.

Join the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston for a knitting circle on Monday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. There are meetings for adults who know how to knit. For more information call Liz at (718) 229-4000, ext. 214. Fee is $5.

A schizophrenics anonymous self-help support group will be held on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call (718) 896-3400 for more information. The group is free.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $7 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

for kids

Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. to learn about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hand-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning and learning all about the needs of APEC’s animals. Animal care trainee certificate included. Limited to eight participants. Call (718) 229-4000 to register. Cost is $21.

All children between the ages of 3-4 are invited to join in the fun at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and get a close up look at live insects and the animals who eat them. Participants will do a craft and a bug sorting game that teaches kids how to identify true insects. Participants must be toilet trained. Limited to 12 participants. Registration is limited. Call (718) 229-4000 to register. Cost is $22.


Adult education classes will be held at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. Rabbi Waidenbaum will be teaching several adult education classes. No charge. Call for more information, (718) 459-1000.

On Mondays at 10 a.m. there will be an ongoing discussion titled “In the News” at the Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Other classes held at the center include: QiGong on Mondays, at 10:45 a.m., dance aerobics on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., aerobics at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wii Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m., Bingo on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m., Staywell exercises on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and dance fitness on Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Call (718) 224-7888 for more details.

Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills is now offering a ballet fitness fusion class which will combine the fundamentals of ballet barre work with traditional fitness training. This Wednesday class is designed to strengthen, tone and shape the lower body. Classes will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. Free for members of the CQY; nonmembers can purchase a 10-class card at $150. One can start classes anytime.

The Sunnyside Community Senior Center, 43-31 39 St., Sunnyside, offers free classes in Argentine tango every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Beginning tai chi classes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. with the intermediate level on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Creative writing classes are at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information call (718) 784-6173 ext. 411 or email jmonterroso@scsny.org.

Ongoing watercolor class every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Instructor is Diane Leiberman. Fee is $25 per class. Call (718) 969-1128.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will host a dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m. From 8-11 p.m. there will be a social dance. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information. Cost is $10 per person or you can buy a series card.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has expanded its GED preparation program to include free adult classes. Tracks vary in length from 10 to 20 weeks depending upon entrance test results. Contact the YW and sign up for the next placement examination. Call Stacy McKelvey at (718) 353-4553 for more information or to reserve your placement exam seat.

Social Activities

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave., enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org for more information.

The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

Special Events

Tenor Daniel Rodriguez will perform at a gala fundraiser at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit United Adult Ministries, D/B/A Flushing House, the nonprofit retirement residence based in Flushing. For more information call (718) 463-7700.

Sunnyside is holding a 10-day international flag festival through Nov. 10. Each participating business along Skillman Avenue, from 46th Street to 52nd Street, will hang the flag of a different nation, with restaurants and bars offering food specialties, drinks, music and culture from its chosen country. Other businesses will hand out flags and offer discounts for the duration of the festival. Call (718) 424-2005 for more information.

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council No. 5911 is holding its annual blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Father Smith Hall, 45-14 245 St., Douglaston. For more information and to make a reservation, call Martin Aversa at (718) 225-7027 or Joseph Stock at (718) 428-5228.

Join the Parashat and Haftarat Club on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Discuss the Torah portion Vayetze with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. Light refreshments served. Free. Call (718) 459-1000.

Immaculate Conception Church, 86-45 Edgerton Blvd., Jamaica Estates will hold its annual Christmas/Holiday Fair on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a sit-down restaurant and something for everyone including jewelry, housewares, religious items and Irish goods. Handicap accessibility and parking.

Italian Charities of America will hold a Saturday night dance on Nov. 17 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call (718) 478-3100.

The Samuel Field Y has two weekday programs for preschool children ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities and their families. On Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. there is Monday Magic: Learn and Play at the Bay Terrace Center: 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside. On Wednesdays from 3-4:30 there is Gym and Creative Exploration at the Little Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Contact Amanda at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262 or email asmith@sfy.org for more information.

All aboard for hands-on history on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12 to 3 p.m. at King Manor Museum, located at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street. Learn about Rufus King’s son John who was president of the railroad. Enjoy train-related stories, crafts and more.

A farmers market will be held every Friday until Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.

City View Pharmacy, 23-07 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, (between 23rd and Crescent Street), is sponsoring its 7th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit City Harvest now through Wednesday, Nov. 21. Canned food items and other nonperishable foods may be dropped off at City View Pharmacy. The most needed food items are nonperishable that do not need power to prepare such as peanut butter, canned fruit or family-size boxes of cereal. No glass jars, except for baby foods.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens celebrates Thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., in Corona. There will be dancing and Latin American music with an artistic presentation by Francisco Cantilo. Free. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Call (718) 261-7664 to make a reservation.

Join Hands-on History: Decorate the Manor on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave. Learn about and make historic winter decorations for your home. For more information call (718) 206-0545.


The Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a free men’s support group on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7-8 p.m. at 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing, first floor. This group may involve Flushing and Jackson Heights residents and other nearby communities to deal with developing healthy relationship skills. Call (917) 304-2036.

A women’s anxiety support group will be held every other week from noon to 1 p.m. at 71-41 159 St., Flushing. Most insurance accepted. Sponsored by Kissena Jewish Community Council. For additional information contact Keri-Ann or Maribel at (718) 461-6393.

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