An exhibit titled “Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey,” organized by Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, will be on view at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. through April 30. Exhibit hours are Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Joseph LoGuirato’s sketched collection of historic structures around the city will run through June 30 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Call for hours: (718) 358-0067.
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, will present “Street Digital,” an exhibition of JODI’s recent works in installation, software and video, now through May 20. Museum admission: $12 for adults; $9 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $6 for children ages 3-18. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Monday.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will exhibit the photography of documentary photographer Audrey Gottlieb now through May 19. “Vignettes from the Queens Project” is a photo collection that celebrates the diversity of the Queens community.
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 Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra has openings in oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and bass sections. Auditions will be held during the regular rehearsals of the orchestra on Wednesday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Interested players should contact the conductor, Franklin Verbsky at (718) 374-1627 or (516) 785-2532.
Face Off Unlimited presents “Improvius Maximus” at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Some of the best improv teams from all corners of the land gather to compete. Saturday performances: April 28 and May 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 at door or online at secrettheatre.com, or call box office at (718) 392-0722.
APAC Performing Arts Center presents the musical “The Secret Garden,” May 3-19 on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria. Tickets are $18, $12 seniors/students. Visit apacny.org or call (866) 811-4111.
The Andrean Players present “The Music Man” on Fridays, April 27 and May 4 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 28 and May 5 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Avellino Church Andrean Hall, entrance on the corner of Northern Boulevard and 157 Street, Flushing. Tickets are: Adults $18, seniors and children $15. Call Sally at (917) 753-8410.
The Gingerbread Players will cap their 2011-12 season with Performances of “Annie,” the classic musical at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. For reservations, call (718) 268-7772, or visit gingerbreadplayers.org.
Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 190-04 119 Ave., presents New Vision’s second annual Tribute to the Gospel Legends Concert on Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20; children under 12-$10. For tickets contact M. Greene (347) 351-8036 or S. Henningham (718) 749-4084.
Celebrate spring with music at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. Anissa Gathers, in “Caribe,” Caribbean songs from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. Romantic Latin Songs. Tickets $25 for one concert: for both concerts $44. Information and tickets (718) 729-3880.
Craig Williams, organist and choirmaster at the Cadet Chapel of U.S. Military Academy, West Point, will give a recital on Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m. at St. Mary RC Church, 10-08 49 Ave., Long Island City.
The Ben Allison Band will perform a free jazz concert on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Wayne Newton, Mr. Las Vegas, will perform at the QCC Performing Arts Center, 222-5 56 Ave. in Bayside on Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. All seats $55. Call (718) 631-6311.
A spring fair will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 263 Street and Union Turnpike, featuring vendors, white elephants, wholesale jewelry and baked goods.
A flea market to support autism will be held on Sunday, April 29 at the Robin Sue Ward School for Exceptional Children, 56-37 188 St. from 9 a.m.-3 pm.
The American Martyrs CWV Post will hold its annual parish-wide garage sale on Saturday, April 28 in the church basement, at Bell Boulevard and Union Turnpike, Bayside, 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, April 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35 Avenue and 210 Street, Bayside.
All Saint’s Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside, is having a spring rummage sale on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Over breakfast, Charles Agin will break the Michelangelo Code on Sunday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. The cost of the breakfast and lecture: $7 and nonmembers $10.
Join theater historian Cezar Del Valle as he traces the development of the movie theater and the part it played in the neighborhood, from the earliest examples in the 1890s to the multiplexes of today, on Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Cost is $5 members/$8 nonmembers.
A walk-a-thon and health fair will be held on Saturday, April 28 at York College, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event will be outside at the track and field on 160th Street between Liberty Avenue and South Road.
Queens Best Toastmakers Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room, 79-01 Broadway.
AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. New members are welcome. Topics: May 2, performances by AARP Chorus; May 16, music by John Larosa.
Ozone Park AARP Chapter 4163 meets the last Tuesday of the month at noon at Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., Ozone Park. New members are welcome.
You Gotta Believe, a community-based older child adoption agency, is looking for families who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. Join the agency on Sundays at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica. The next session will be on April 15. (No meeting on April 8).
Flushing Meadows Soap Box Derby has begun registering participants for this year’s Soap Box derby event. Registration can be obtained online at aasbd.org or GNB Auto Repair, 85-05 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights on Fridays between 6 and 8 p.m. Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 17 years. A copy of a birth certificate must accompany the application or another document affirming proof of age. Kits may be obtained from the All-American or through sponsorship from the Flushing Meadow Organization.
Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, announces its bilingual theatre movement and dance for children workshop, incorporating Flamenco and Mexican folkloric movement and dance. Classes are now through to June 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop concludes with a performance of a piece created and performed by the children at Thalia Spanish Theatre. The free is $150 total; there is a discount for families who enroll several children. The age group is from 5-12 years old. For information and reservations contact Soledad Lopez or Kathryn Giaimo at (718) 729-3880, or visit the website at thaliatheatre.org.
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.
The About Boating Safety class will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten in Bayside, on Saturdays, April 28 and May 19. This one-day class will cover various aspects of safe boating for power boats, sail boats and personal watercraft. The class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $65, learning materials included. Pre-registration is required for driving a car on the base Fort Totten. For information, call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub at (646) 418-1239 or email email@example.com.
The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes, all mediums. Daytime and evening adult classes are offered Monday-Friday; daytime children’s classes are offered during the weekend. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Cost: $75 for adults, for four sessions, $75 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring youth programs at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, include: Drama Class (for ages 8-13) on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. It is free; Art Class (for ages 12 and up) on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. for beginners and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for intermediate and advanced. Fee is $20 for supplies, adults $40; and Guitar (for ages 11-17) on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. for beginners and from 11-noon for intermediate. Special one-time introductory price - $120 for 12 one-hour sessions. Pre-registration and payment are required. Programs run through June 30. Recital to be held in June for all youth programs. Call (718) 358-0067.
A one-hour auto clinic for women is held the third saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Great Bear Auto Repair Shop, 164-16 Sanford Ave., Flushing. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.’
The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.
Italian Charities of America at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Italian classes˝for adults and children. Adult classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Children’s classes are on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. The course is for 14 weeks. Price: adult – $80, children — $75 for first child, $50 for second and third child. Call (718) 478-3100.
Dance with instructions at the Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday, 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance social. Music by Sal Escott. Admission $10.
Senior Yoga is coming to Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., conducted by Flo Meyers. There will be a series of 10 weekly sessions at $5 per session. Bring your own mat or beach towel.
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 Queens Alliance Baseball League and the Queens Kiwanis Baseball League have combined to provide recreational baseball, as well as tournaments in the RBI, Pony, Federation and Greater N.Y. Sandlot. Any teams or players looking to play baseball in a local competitive league can call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.
Four Paws Sake, NYC Spring Fling fundraiser will be held at the Courtside Lounge, 69-08 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, on Sunday, April 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. A $20 donation at the door includes one drink and buffet.
The Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club is hosting its free 100 tree giveaway, sponsored by NYRP on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at A&S Whitestone Nursery, 23-02 Francis Lewis Blvd. Reserve a tree online at nyrp.org/queenstrees.
Metropolitan Avenue Festival sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale Queens will be held on Sunday, May 6 on Metropolitan Avenue between 73 Place and 79 Street, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free rides for children, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food vendors, craft vendors, games, rides, North Shore Animal League mobile pet adoption, FDNY Smoke House fire safety exhibition, general vendors, fun for the whole family.
The Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, will present its annual antique auto show on Sunday, April 29 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Adults: $5, Children $2 (ages 6-12).
Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107 St., Corona, is throwing a garden party on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from noon-6 p.m. It is a free event, family friendly and will be held rain or shine. It will feature ongoing historic house tours which are free during event hours and outside in the garden guests will enjoy live jazz, sample red beans ’n rice (Louis’s favorite recipe) and swing dancing.
Maifest on Cinco de Mayo will be held in the Voelker Orth Museum’s Garden, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing on Saturday, May 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. General admission $30 and $25 for members, food and drink included. In the event of rain the festivities move indoors. Purchase tickets in advance. Call (718) 359-6227.
A chinese auction will be held on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill.
An arbor festival will be held at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing on Sunday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free with garden admission. In-house garden and nature specialists, local artisans and environmentally conscious vendors will be on-site offering workshops and conducting demonstrations. The performance stage will feature renowned musician and puppeteer Janice Buckner.
Madeira and Mozart: The Dryden Strings on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Cost is $25 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets call (718) 206-0545 ext. 13.
The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672.
The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.
Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.
Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.
The Queens Counseling services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a new mourning and bereavement group to be held on Saturdays form 1-2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For further information call (718) 461-6393.
Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.
Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226 for details.
Nar-Anon is a self-help support group or 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. For information, call 1(800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.
Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.
The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, welcomes all seniors age 60 or above. Enjoy a daily healthy meal at noon. On Fridays there is a free lunch. They offer an array of activities such as bingo, movies, exercise, oil painting, yoga, line dancing classes, dancing to a live band, sing-a-longs, health presentations, blood pressure checks, and monthly birthday celebration and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. Meals-on-Wheels program is offered also. Call (718) 497-2908.
The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of activities and exercise classes including Wii sports, billiards, bingo, computer classes and monthly bus trips. For information, call Karen at (718) 456-2000.
The Woodhaven Senior Center, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at\ howardbeachseniorcenter.org.
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, ceramic, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.
A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, for area seniors.
United Hindu Senior Center, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park, offers free vegetarian lunch, health promotion, nutrition education, cards and games, mammograms and blood pressure screenings. In addition, we provide transportation for many seniors via bus. For more information, call (718) 323-8900.
Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 224-7888.
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. For information, contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or on the web: 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.