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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:56 am, Fri Sep 6, 2013.


Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45th Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., opens Sept. 8, through November 17. Contact (718) 937-6317, or go to www.dorsky.org.

“Biala: Vision and Memory” at Queens College, Goodwin-Ternbach Museum, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 12, through Oct. 27. Call (718) 997-4747.

Arthur Ashe Exhibit at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., through Sept. 8, free. Visit nysci.org.


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

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

The Oratorio Society of Queens (OSQ) is preparing for its Annual Holiday Concert, Sunday, Dec. 22. Auditions 7 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 9 and 16. Reservations are required. Contact: 718-279-3006, www.queensoratorio.org.


Queens Botanical Garden announces the latest in the “Music in the Garden” concert series: the ensemble “Zikrayat,” in a concert featuring the classical music and dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon and the greater Arab world, Saturday, Sept. 7, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Contact: 718-886-3800 ext. 330 or dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Flamenco! at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Sept. 13-29. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets $35; students and seniors for $32; $30 on Fridays. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

The “Con Brio Ensemble” performs at the Church-in-the-Gardens Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m., 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Call 718-268-6704.

Couperin & Eau de Vie: Brooklyn Baroque, Friday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., 150-03 Jamaica, Ave. Jamaica. Free. Call: 718-206-0545, ext. 13, kingmanor.org.


V.F.W. post 4787, 19-12 149th St., Whitestone, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. All those who served in the military overseas are invited to attend.

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 12 Noon at the American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Call: 718-672-9890.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 meets at Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 9 and 23. Open to the general public.

Flea Markets

St. Raphael’s Church, Sunday Outdoor Flea Market, Sunday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 3520 Greenpoint Ave. Call 718-729-8957.

The Ridgewood Youthmarket, an urban farstand 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 Nov. 23.

Italian Charities of America Flea Market, Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

For Kids

Hey Kids – Play Gym News! Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, invites infants and toddlers from 7 months to 3 years of age to come to Play Gym Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The schedule is as follows: 7–18 months, 10:00–10:45 a.m., 19–36 months 11–11:45 a.m. Contact: 718-268-5011. Visit www.cqy.org.

The City Parks Foundation Puppet Mobile is coming the Queens Historical Society with a modern version of Little Red Riding Hood, Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m. at 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing.Contact 718-939-0647 extension. 14 or email dhilkin@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Alley Pond Environmental Center,228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. The Happy Hedgehog Band, Saturday, Sept. 7, 1:30-3 p.m. ages 3-4. Sunny Bunnies, Sept. 9 - Dec. 20 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 9:45 a.m.-12 Noon, ages 3-4. Storytime Safari-Bouncing Bunnies, Saturday, Sept. 14, 1:30-3 p.m., ages 3-4, 5-7. Young Discoverers Club-Candy Chromatography, Sunday, Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12. Adventure Hour-Creepy Crawlers, Sunday, Sept. 15, 1:30-2:45 p.m., ages 18-36 months. Pre-registration for all events required by calling 718-229-4000. Visit www.alleypond.com for more info.

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


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

National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Queens/Nassau, twelve-session class for caregivers of an adult living with mental illness, Monday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Emblem Health Neighborhood Care, 206-20 Linden Ave., ground level, Cambria Heights. Call 718-347-7284 to register or email: NAMIQN@aol.com.

English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 10-Dec. 19. Free. Call 718-261-7664 to register or email: laccq@aol.com.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25 per session. Instruction from award winning artist. Call: 718-969-1128.

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, Sunday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. $65. Pre-registration a must. Call Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.


Alley Pond Environmental Center, Scientifically Speaking–Wonder About Weather?Saturday, Sept. 7, 1-3 p.m. $24. Pre-registration required. Call: 718-229-4000, www.alleypond.com.


Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, 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.

The Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center hosts a 9/11 Observance, Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m., Bell Boulevard & Horace Harding Expressway off the LIE Service Road, Little Neck.

A 9/11 Memorial Concert at Our Lady of the Snows RC Church, 258-15 80 Ave., Floral Park, Wednesday, Sept., 11 at 7:30 p.m. Free. Contact: (718) 347-6070, www.olsnows.org.

Knights of Columbus family picnic and softball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. at ICYP Fields, 35-15 20 Ave., Astoria. $10 per person, $25 per family.

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

Special Events

Italian Charities of America will host dance nights, Saturdays, Sept. 7 and 21 at 8 p.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718-478-3100.

Hands-on-History: Reading, Writing & ‘Rithmatic will be held at the King Manor, Saturday, Sept. 14, 12-3 p.m., 150-03 Jamaica, Ave, Jamaica, and a book signing, “The Butler’s Dinner Stories” on Sunday, Sept. 15, 3-5 p.m., 150-03 Jamaica, Ave. Jamaica. Free, contact: 718-206-0545, ext. 13, kingmanor.org.

At the Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. a “Sukkah Extravaganza” and a “Pledge Breakfast” will be held. Annual Sukkot Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., adults-$25, children 5-12-$15. 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck.

At the Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center onSunday, Sept. 15 from 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. a “Sukkah Extravaganza” and a “Pledge Breakfast” will be held. Annual Sukkot Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., adults-$25, children 5-12-$15. 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck.

33rd Annual Antique Motorcycle Show will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. Admission $5 per person. Contact: 718-347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Senior activities

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; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; jewelry making class, Tuesdays at 10:30 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. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers, Monday, Sept. 23. 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 St. Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Basics, starting Tuesday, Sept. 24; Microsoft Word, starting Monday, Sept. 30. 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.

Activities at the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays 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 Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, Fridays, Sept. 6, 20 at 12:45 p.m.; music appreciation, Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 24 at 12:45 p.m.; movies, Fridays, Sept. 13, 27 at 12:45 p.m.; card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

Support groups

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 St. 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

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