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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:30 am


“Queens Surface” photography exhibition, through Aug. 28, weekdays, Flushing Queens Library, 41-17 Main St. Free. Information: Michelle Cheikin, m@michellecheikin.com, (917) 669-0877.


The Queens College Choral Society, Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts” and Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” Queens College music building, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., room 246, Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 6-8:30 p.m.; Aug. 28, Sept. 11, 6-7:15 p.m. Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45 p.m. beginning Aug. 28. Call (718) 997-3818.

The Bayside Glee Club, a male chorus, fall rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Church, 214-33 40 Ave., Bayside. Men who love singing are invited to join. Call (718) 961-6852.

The Community Singers of Queens, rehearsals for winter concert in December, Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing, Monday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Call (718) 658-1021.


Free Jewish holiday services (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Paul’s International Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. Contact: office@templeshalom.org, templesholom.org, (718) 343-8660.


The 1st annual UNFringed festival, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, through Aug. 24. Contact: info@secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.


Chinese flute recital, Mr. Yuyan Xu and His Students, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Saturday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m. Free.

New City ‘s 2013 Street Theater tour of “Sanitation or Off the Grid,” an operetta, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Travers Park, 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th streets, Jackson Heights. Free.


Movies at Cunningham Park, 193rd street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Thursdays, starting at 8 p.m.: Aug. 22, “Les Miserables;” Aug. 29, “Kinky Boots.” Free.

Movie night in Astoria Park, great lawn, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool, Monday, Aug. 26, “Juno,” both at 8:30 p.m. Free. Contact: (718) 728-7820 or centralastoria.org.

Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Devil Science Theater 3000, an interactive event with audience participation, Thursdays: “The Ramrodder,” Aug. 22.; “The Creeping Terror,” Sept. 5. $5. 10:30 p.m. Contact: Daniel Reynolds, devilscience@gmail.com, (407) 276-6724.

Selichot service, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 p.m.; plus a film, “The Exodus Revealed,” and refreshments, 8:45 p.m. Call (718) 459-1000.


AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

Educational Forum for District 22, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., The Variety Boys and Girls Club, 21-12 30 Road, Long Island City. Meet District 22 City Council candidates and hear their views on critical issues involving education in Astoria. Contact: Patricia Batista, pbatista@zone126.org, (347) 960-2102.

Flea Markets

The Ridgewood Youthmarket, an urban farmstand supplied by local farmers and operated by youths to provide fresh healthy foods to the community, intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues, Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. until November 23.

Labor day weekend Artisan Flea Festival, Ridgewood Market, Saturday, Aug. 31- Sunday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield St. Contact: contact@ridgewoodmarket.com, (347) 460-7549.

2013 Bay Terrace Community Alliance, Meet the Candidates Night, 13-00 209 St., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Over 30 candidates running for mayor, comptroller, public advocate and City Council member for the 19th Council District invited. Visit facebook.com/bayterrace.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: hiking club monthly meetings, Mondays, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Adults only. Membership Required. Contact: (718) 229-4000 or alleypond.com.


Free mobile mammography, Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 122-05 Smith St., Jamaica. Contact: Rosalie Harris, remhamf@verizon.net, (718) 723-6287.

For Kids

Play4Autisim, programs for kids on the Autism Spectrum: “Kidz Into Action” street hockey program, Fridays in August, Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard between Lutheran Avenue, 71st Street and Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Small registration fee. Contact: Grey Vasicek, greg@play4autism.org, (718) 894-3400.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Wet and Wild, Saturday, Aug. 24, ages 5-7; 1:30-3 p.m., $18, enjoy the water at APEC, water tables, sea shell and fish games, live sand and water animals, wet and wild craft, snack. Young Discoverers — Watching Weather, Saturday, Aug. 24 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12, $24; learn what causes the weather and how it affects us, who studies the weather and instruments they use, hands-on learning, snack included. Preregistration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000 or alleypond.com.


Summer Sunrise Yoga, Wednesdays in August, 6-7:15 a.m., BambooMoves, 107-40 Queens Blvd., Suite 206, Forest Hills. Donation $5. Information: Melissa Seigel (347) 684-0451.

Free hour-long yoga classes at: Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Ave. N, Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.; Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Rd., Long Island City, Sunday, Sept. 8 5:30 p.m. Call the Yoga Room at (718) 274-0255.

Coed mixed-level line dancing for adults, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Saturdays, Sept. 7, 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

About Boating Safety class, qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, held at Fort Totten, Totten Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, Sundays, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. $65. Pre-registration a must. Call Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, 53-37 72 St., offers toddler playgroups in September, children 3 and under. Call (718) 335-6049.

Special Events

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults, $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit.; Preregistration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or alleypond.com.

Live music and comedy show to benefit Hope for the Children, Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., 90-21 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village. $12.50-$25. Contact Danielle Cocchi, daniellec@amyleo.com, (631) 707-5994.

ShakesBEER, NYC’s Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2:30-6 p.m., Astoria Brewhouse, 28-50 31 St., Astoria. Other participating bars include: The Irish Rover, Rapture and Blackbird’s. $40 includes 4 performances and 4 drinks. Contact: Brown Paper Tickets, 1 (800) 838-3006, brownpapertickets.com, shakespeareexchange.org.

Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, collecting for Annual White Elephant Fundraiser in October; donations dropped off at 84th Street entrance to school, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-6636.

\The Whitestone School for Child Development, free tours of the school and speech screenings by licensed speech therapists, Aug. 28, 29, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Schedule an appointment at (718) 746-6555.

St. Josaphat’s leisure club trip to Aqueduct Casino, $25, Thursday, Aug. 29. Contact: Joy, (917) 921-7631. Meets at the church, 34-32 210 St., Bayside.

Special Events

International Poetry Festival, Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. Poetry readings in Bengali, Catalan, English, Italian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Sicilian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and Yiddish; music and dance presentations; art contest for children ages 5-13.


The CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horrace Harding Expy., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Both kosher and nonkosher lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a $2 contribution. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Much more. Contact (718) 225-1144.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and other latest gadgets; and Microsoft Excel (separate class); fitness classes in Zumba, aerobics, line dancing, chair and mat yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, daily meals and more). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; free computer classes, Mondays at 12:30 p.m.; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

The Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137 St., Flushing, offers ballroom dancing, Mondays, Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to noon; tai chi, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to noon; English as a second language, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. to noon; Ping Pong, exercise and mahjong, Mondays though Fridays. Call (718) 961-3660.

Computer classes are being held at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; topical club, Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness and “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Plus music appreciation, current events discussions, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. Call (718) 224-7888.


Bereavement groups for the loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call Pamela Leff: (718) 268-5011 ext. 621.

Gay andJewish siblings of Gay and Jewish Victims of Domestic Homicide/Violence meets in Forest Hills. All are welcome. Call (917) 561-4252.

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge at The-Church-In-The-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Call 1(800) 984-0066, or visit nar-anon.org.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Flushing. To attend and for more information, Alliance members can register by calling Paula Goldstein at (516) 802-3142. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058.

Try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Overeaters Anonymous, Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th Street and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

A free 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.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1 (212) COCAINE (262-2463).

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.


The Louis Armstrong House, the longtime home of the great musician Louis Armstrong, is a national historic landmark located on 107 St. in Corona. It is open to the public as a historic house museum and needs volunteers to assist in the Welcome Center. Contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or visit satchmo.net.

The Samuel Field YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to teach a class in the older adult services or computer department. Applicants should have some experience either teaching or working in their field of interest, but those with a specific hobby they would like to share are welcome to apply. To volunteer, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 233.

Social Activities

Singles social and dance, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18. 45+. $10. Information: Bernice (718) 897-6255.


The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, hosts a healthy lunch from noon to 1 p.m., activities such as Wii sports, bowling, bingo, laptop classes, exercise, ceramics, cards and board games, blood pressure checks, trips, monthly nutrition presentations and monthly birthday celebrations and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. For more information call (718) 291-3935.

The Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., is offering free Chinese language classes Thursdays at 1 p.m.; its very first Dear Abby Group Thursdays at 11 a.m.; free ESL classes for Chinese speakers, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10:30 a.m.; and the Knitting and Crochet club Thursdays at 1 p.m. for beginners and experts. Call the Pomonok Senior Center at (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $6 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. Call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

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.

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