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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 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.

Reopening after extensive renovations, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College will mark the event by exhibiting the work of Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg through Oct. 26. This retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and numerous collages celebrates the career of a remarkable octogenarian artist. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Three Generations” features the works of three generations of the Aguilera family — artists Raphael, Florencio and Chench. Their paintings and drawings capture the history of Ayamonte, Spain from 1903 to the present day. The exhibit opens at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 225-05 56 Ave. in Bayside beginning Friday, Oct. 12 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 New Theatre Players of St. Helen’s presents Joe DiPietro’s “Over the River and Through the Woods” at 157th Avenue and 84th Street in Howard Beach on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 18, 19, and 20 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. For reservations and/or further information call (718) 848-8448. Tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors.


Join a forum which will focus on “Korean Traditional Music, Today and Tomorrow,” including a panel discussion, Q&A and a networking reception at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6-10 p.m. The event will be in English. Suggested admission is $10. Members are free.

Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Jazz Band will give its fourth and final concert in the grant-funded series ‘Octogenarians of Jazz’ on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. at Steinway Reformed Church, 41st Street and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria. The concert will feature Nonagenarian tenor saxophonist Fred Staton accompanied by Carol’s quartet. The free event includes a talk by Staton and a jam session for young and old Queens talents in the last two numbers.

World-renowned tabla player and Yale faculty member Samir Chatterjee, bansuri flutist Steve Gorn and others will officially launch the Year of India with a free concert, Hindustani Music of North India, on Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College campus, 63-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., in Bayside presents Tony Orlando in Concert with special guest Elayne Boosler on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $40. For more information visit the website at visitqpac.org or call (718) 631-6311.

Flea Markets

Church of Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, will be having its Autumn Treasure, Bake and Book sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale, hosts a rummage sale on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A rummage sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside, 34-32 210 St. in Bayside, will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

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 Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, 167-11 73 Ave. in Flushing, is hosting lectures on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. about domestic violence. For more information visit the website at renilow@aol.com or call (718) 591-5353, ext. 4.

A forum entitled “Obama or Romney — Who’s Better for Israel” will be held at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills,71-11 112 St., on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. The participants will be Dan Fleshler, author of “Transforming America’s Israel Lobby — and Jeff Wiesenfeld, who has served in various government positions including the foreign counterintelligence division of the FBI. The moderatorwill be David Halperin, executive director of the Israel Policy Forum.The event is free. Pre-registration is required. Call (718) 261-2900.

St. John’s University Vincentian Center for Church and Society is sponsoring the “Beyond Accommodation: Embracing Persons with Disabilities” conference on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the University’s D’Angelo Center, 80-00 Utopia Parkway, Room 416 ABC. Mark Shriver, senior vice president of Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, will serve as the keynote speaker. To register or for more information call (718) 990-1612.

Join the American Association of University Women in a dialogue about women’s issues such as equity and preventing violence at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside on Wednesdays, Oct. 17 and 24 and Nov. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is a one-time registration fee of $15. Call (718) 631-6675 or (718) 631-6343.


A women’s prayer breakfast will be held on Saturday Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 45-18 Broadway, Astoria. There will be special presentations, music and breakfast following the meeting. There will be translation to Spanish. RSVP at (718) 721-9046.

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.

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth. New members are welcome. Parking available. On Wednesday, Oct. 17 there will be karaoke.

For Kids

Join master puppeteers from the Periferia Theater project in Murica, Spain in a puppetry workshop, Guyi-Guyi, at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Cost is $6/$4 children/members free with tickets to 2:15 p.m. show. Tickets to the 2:15 p.m. show cost $12/$10 members; $8/$6 members children. For ages 8 and up. Maximum 25 participants.


A points/insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach, on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com

Qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold an About Boating Safety class at Fort Totten in Bayside on Sunday Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m. This class is for recreational boaters. Certification is required for boating in NJ waters, and operating a PWC in the Tri-State waters. The fee is $65. Pre-registration required. Call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (347) 336-5866, email 12-01@verizon.net or visit uscgaux1201.org

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 Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will be giving a defensive driving course on two Thursday evenings, Oct. 18 and 25 from 7-10 p.m. Participants are eligible for lower insurance rates and point reduction. It is good for three years and the cost is $50 per person. To register call Harriet Wolfe at (718) 423-6426.

Take absolute beginner class in Argentine Tango every Saturday through Oct. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Group Fitness and Cycling, 10-68 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Fee is $15 per class. Comfortable shoes (no sneakers). Call (347) 396-5809 to RSVP.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes in all mediums, adults, children, days, evenings. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Costs are: adults, $75 for four sessions; children seven years and up, $50 for four sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.

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.

Suran Song offers a free yoga class every Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at JH Laundromat, 85-15 37 Ave., Jackson Heights.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation one-hour class with Rabbi Michael Weisser at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or email info@freesynagogue.org.

Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.


Noguchi Museum associate curator, Matthew Kirsch, leads a tour and discussion on the special exhibition “Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi’s Studios Practice” on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. Call or visit (718) 204-7088 or noguchi.org

Meet outside Green-Wood Cemetery, entrance at 5th Avenue and 25th Street, for a Forgotten New York walking tour on Saturday, Oct. 13 at noon. Boss Tweed, Samuel Morse, mobster Albert Anastasia and additional little-known but fascinating figures are in store in this visit to the central and southwestern portions of Green-Wood Cemetery. Fee is $20 to Greater Astoria Historical Society members and $25 for nonmembers.

Special Events

All Saints Episcopal Church, 43-16 46 St., Sunnyside hosts its annual Pumpkin Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy lots of pumpkin treats, balloon animals, live music, a same-day raffle, great bargains and live music.

Come to the Fall Festival at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone, on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 767-6305.

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 starting on Oct. 15. On Wednesdays from 3-4:30 there is Gym and Creative Exploration at the Little Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., starting on Oct. 10. Contact Amanda at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262 or email asmith@sfy.org for more information.

Come to the Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon-4 p.m. at King Manor, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street. Celebrate the harvest with autumn-themed crafts and activities for the whole family.

PS 188Q Kingsbury School is having a 60th anniversary alumni event on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 218-12 Hartland Ave., Bayside. It is for all past graduates of the school. There will be a ribbon cutting for the new playground.

5K Walk-Run Health Forum at Roy Wilkins Park at Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cross Island YMCA is hosting a free community fair, carnival and auction on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. Rain date, Saturday, Oct. 20.

The Pomonok Community Farmers Market will be held every Thursday until Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Kissena Boulevard between 65th Avenue and Melborne Avenue, across the cross from Queens College. Accepted: Cash, EBT, FMNP, Health Bucks.

A farmers market will be held every Friday until Nov. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.

Enjoy getting lost in a three-acre interactive corn maze at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Maze Hours: every Saturday and Sunday, now through Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two special “maze by moonlight” evenings held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 13, open until 9 p.m. Admission: adults - $9 per person, children ages 4-11 - $5 per child, children 3 and under - free.

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.


The Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a free men’s support group on Thursdays, 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.

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