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Posted: Thursday, December 6, 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

“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.

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


Socrates Sculpture Park at 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, is looking for artists and architects with a deadline of Jan. 7. Visit socratessculpturepark.org, click on the exhibition tab and search for artist opportunities for more information and to print out an application.

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

Slow Pitch Softball of Queens is now enrolling for the 2013 summer season. Visit spsofqueens.com or email spsofqueens@gmail.com for more information. Limited space is available.


Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider brings his zany comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for all seats. You must be 21 or older to attend.


The Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Colombia de fiesta with Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez and his Band on Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call (718) 729-3880.


The Queens College Choral Society and Orchestra presents Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. in Colden Auditorium on the Queens College campus at 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, with guest conductor Maurice Peress. Tickets are $20 and $18. Call (718) 997-5597 for more information.

A winter concert will be held at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Bayside on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. sponsored by the Community Singers of Queens. Tickets are $10. Email csofg@aol.com.

Flea Markets

Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing, will hold a flea market on Saturday, Dec. 15 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, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street.

Holy Martyrs Armenian Church, 209-15 Horace Harding Expy., Bayside, holds a Chinese auction on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. $10 admission includes tickets and refreshments. No children under 12. For every nonperishable item you being, you will receive a ticket for a special drawing. Food will be given to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.


VFW post 4784, located at 19-12 149 St., Whitestone, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. All those who served in the military overseas are invited to attend.

Free public speaking/effective communication meetings are held on the first, third and fourth Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. Learn to be comfortable speaking before an audience. Meetings are held at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Contact club vice president membership at (646) 748-8290.

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. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

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.

for kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, invites Young Chefs between the ages of 7 and 12 to design, build and decorate a graham cracker gingerbread house on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $24 per child. Space is limited to 8 participants. Call (718) 229-4000 to pre-register.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, for a safari on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1-2 p.m. Ages 6-11 are welcome and the fee is $9 per child. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

All children between the ages of 5 and 6 are welcome to join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, for a day of “Dino”mite Dinosaurs on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Youngsters will learn how these prehistoric creatures lived then go on an “archeological dig” including a craft, a snack and nonprehistoric animals. Limited to 12 participants. Cost is $21 per child. Call (718) 229-4000 to pre-register.


Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. join Rabbi Waidenbaum at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., to learn and discuss the weekly Torah portion. There is no charge and all are welcome. Call (718) 459-1000 for more information.

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 Dec. 19. Free for members of the CQY; nonmembers can purchase a 10-class card at $150. One can start classes anytime.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, teaches ballroom dancing every Monday and Friday night form 7:15 to 8 p.m. followed by a social dance. Cost is $10.

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. The class is free. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.

Discuss Torah portion Miketz with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romie Daniel and Charles Lehat on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services at the Parashat and Haftarat Club at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Call (718) 459-1000 for more information.

Thrill to an evening with the stars with astronomer Mark Freilich at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. View highlights of the night sky. Cost is $12 per person, $7 for children ages 7-12. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

A Scrabble club will be held at the East Flushing Library, 196-36 Northern Blvd. on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Seating is limited; first come, first served.

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.

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, $100 for four sessions, nonmembers, $75 for members; children seven years and up, $75 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 info@freesynagogue.org.

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.

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.

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.

Special Events

United Forties Civic Association hosts its annual holiday get-together/outreach program on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at St. Teresa’s auditorium, 44th Street and 50th Avenue, Woodside. Parking is available off 44th Street. Bring a toy for a local needy child ages 3-12, unwrapped.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., hosts the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene Troupe, which will perform the “Heyse Latkes” with English translations on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. After the performance enjoy hot latkes. Tickets in advance are $10; at the performance, $12.

The Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, is hosting a book sale on Saturday, Dec. 8 form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundreds of books are available, including history, children’s, fiction, sports, health, cookbooks, biographies and many other special books. Call (718) 278-0700 or visit astorialic.org for more information.

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.


The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood, welcomes seniors age 60 and older. The center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A food pantry is available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Other activities include daily hot lunch, mini-trips, monthly birthday parties, theme parties and daily exercise. An AARP defensive driving class well be held on Monday, Dec. 17. Movies are held every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center arts and craft class holds a holiday sale, today and tomorrow at the Ridgewood Savings Bank, 71-02 Forest Ave.

The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, as an eight week computer basics class using Windows 7 starting on Monday, Dec. 3. Call (718) 559-4329.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, for area seniors.

The CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expy., hosts free programs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Mondays at 12:30 p.m., first-run movie; Mondays and Thurdays at 1 p.m., Ping Pong; Mondays at 9:15 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15 a.m., Exercise class; Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, bingo; Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m., chair yoga; Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., Wii bowling; Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m., Big Apple Strollers; Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m., line dancing; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; Tuesdays at 1 p.m., chorus; Mondays and Wednesdays, bridge instruction; Tuesdays at 1 p.m., ESL for Chinese speakers; Thursdays at 10:45 p.m., tai chi; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m,. basic computer classes; Fridays from 1-2 p.m., advanced computer class; Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m., social dancing with DJ. Kosher and nonkosher lunch available at 11:30 a.m. with a $2 contribution. Membership is free. Call (718) 225-1144.

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

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.

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

The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. 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.

An exercise class for seniors. meets Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Community Campus, Queens Village. For more information call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100.


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

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

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

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.

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.

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