Gabino Abraham Castelan Solo Show, in collaboration with Mano a Mano, Space Art Gallery, 29-09 39 Ave., Long Island City, now thru Apr. 25.
“Knarr,” a group exhibition featuring drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, Queens College Art Center, Benjamin Rosenthal Library, level six, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed weekends, thru May 8.
“Illuminating Calmness,” RESOBOX Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City, Thursday-Friday Apr. 24-25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Recreating a traditional Japanese atmosphere with cutting-edge OLED lighting. Contact: (718) 784-3680.
Artworks by Abdias Nascimento, Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, works by Brazilian artist, author, playwright and senator, Monday, Apr. 28 thru June 21. Opening reception: Wednesday, Apr. 30, 5:30-8 p.m., includes a roundtable on “Abdias Nascimento and CandomblÈ, Santer’a and Afro-Latino Politics in Brazil and Cuba.” Free reception and exhibition.
Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fridays, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Info: secrettheatre.com.
“Serenade for Spring,” Community Singers of Queens, Church on the Hill, 167 St. & 35 Ave., Flushing, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. $10. Info: (718) 658-1021.
Queens Music Fest, hosted by the Queens Symphonic Band, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, Sunday, May 4, 12-4 p.m. Latin, big band and jazz groups to perform. $10 at door; $8 seniors/students.
“Pleading Against Prophecy,” a Millennial Ballet, In-Sight Dance Company, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10, Jamaica Ave., Friday, Apr. 25, 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at door; special discount until Apr. 15, buy one, get one free with discount code: QueensChronicle. Info: insightdance.org.
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase, Green Space Studio, 37-24 24 St., Suite #301, Long Island City, Sunday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m. New works showcase for emerging and established artists. $10. Contact: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/tickets.
“Conflicts and the Future of Israel” at the 2014 Telsey Symposium and Reception, with Alon Pinkas, former consul general of Israel in New York, Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Sunday, Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $18 pp, advance registration for cocktail reception and program. Contact: (718) 261-2900, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All techniques, beginner to advanced with demonstration. Call: (718) 969-1128.
Child abuse identification mandated reporter training, LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Room M-143, Long Island City, Saturday, May 3, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn to identify symptoms of child abuse and neglect and the required procedures for reporting abuse. $80. Register: (718) 482-5097, laguardia.edu/acereg, using course code: A20CRD010A.
Defensive driving course, St. Mel’s Church, 2615 154 St., Flushing, Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp. Info/register: (631) 360-9720.
DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month starting in April. Once a week, four sessions, classes in beat mixing and MC techniques. Call: (718) 479-4848.
Regents review classes, Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Register now for classes in June in: integrated algebra, geometry, global history & geography, living environment/biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, U.S. history & government, algebra 1, algebra 2/trig. Contact: (718) 335-6049, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.
After-School Environmental Science Enrichment Program, Eastern Queens Alliance, Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale. Ten-week series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m., thru June 14. Ages 8-12, $8 per session, $21 per week. Contact: (347) 824-2301, email@example.com or eqa-ippc.com/science-in-the-park.html.
Boy Scout Troop #119, St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79 Place off Juniper Valley Rd., Middle Village, meets every Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m. New members welcome.
Drama workshop, Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, Saturdays, thru June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., ages 8-12 with instructor Lisa LaGrande. Free, pre-registration required. Contact: (718) 358-0067.
Cherry blossom walk on Roosevelt Island, Saturday Apr. 26 at 11 a.m., meet at the Visitor Center Kiosk at the tram Plaza. $10 donation requested to the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. Contact: (212) 688-4836, firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John’s Health & Wellness Expo, presented by HealthFirst, in front of Carnesecca Arena, St. John‘s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, Saturday, Apr. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Educational activites, free health screenings, workshops and fitness challenges. Celebrity chefs Elsie Ramos and Jeffrey K. Vaden host cooking demos & recipe tastings.
35th Annual Antique Auto Show, Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Sunday, Apr. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $2 kids 12-under. Contact: (718) 347-FARM, queensfarm.org.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, 4th Annual Arbor Festival, Sunday, Apr. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Included with Garden admission ($4 adults, $2 children 3-12 and students, free for QBG members). Mother’s day fun & plant sale, Sunday, May 11, 12-4 p.m. Children’s activity table free with Garden admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, email@example.com.
Gus Schumacher: Farming in Flushing, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, May 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkish cooking class, Turkish Cultural Center, 43-49 45 St., Sunnyside, Wednesday, May 14, 7-9:30 p.m. Call: (718) 482-8263.
Canonization celebration of John XXIII and John Paul II, St. Josaphat Parish, 35th Ave. & 210 St., Bayside, Sunday, Apr. 27, 5 p.m. Also, a painting of Our Lady of Czestochowa will be dedicated in the church.
Blood drive, Queen of Angels Church & Elmhurst Hospital, Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside, Sunday, Apr. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info/appt.: (718) 937-3244.
Doggie boot camp, Crocheron Park, Bayside, every Saturday thru October, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. dogschoolny.com.
Sunday at the Movies, “Blue Jasmine,” Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Apr. 27, 2:30 p.m. $5 pp. Contact: (718) 459-1000, email@example.com.
Celebrate Queens Farm! Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 pp, free parking. Sheep shearing, hayrides, spring plant sale, locally made food, live music by Savannah Sky and more. Contact: (718) 347-FARM, queensfarm.org.
It’s My Park Day, Briarwood Action Network, Hoover Park seating area, Manton St. betw. 83rd Ave. & Main St., Briarwood, Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.
Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.
Come Clean Your River, Powells Cove Park shoreline, College Point/Malba border, Saturday, May 10, 1-3 p.m. Meet at 137th St. & 11th Ave., enter park via dirt path and proceed to shoreline. Gloves, bags & Starbucks coffee provided.
Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.
American Martyrs CVW Post, garage sale, Parish Hall, Bell Blvd. & Union Tpke., Bayside, Sunday, Apr. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call: Ed (718) 468-9351.
Chinese auction, United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill, Friday, May 2, 7 p.m.
St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026
Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturday, May 3, 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100.
National Council of Jewish Women/Lakeville Section, guest speaker George Burke, Clinton Martin Park, Marcus Ave., East of New Hyde Park Rd., Monday, Apr. 28, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 343-6222.
AARP meetings: Open to the general public.Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tuesday of each month, 12 p.m.
Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Email & the Internet, 6-week computer class for seniors 60+, classes begin Monday morning, Apr. 28. Call: John (718) 559-4329 to register.
Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP), 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group, Mondays, 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100.
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. Programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Contact: (718) 657-6752.
Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly 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.; 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 buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.
Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology and the 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). Contact: Hindy at (718) 894-3441.
Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Free. Contact: Anne Attanas (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.
Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325, Job Club, Wednesdays (once a month) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, get firsthand info on job leads. Women's Support Group, Wednesdays (once a month) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required for either program. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overeaters Anonymous, Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park, Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact: (718) 937-0163. Other location: Rego Park Library, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m., 91-41 63 Drive. For help with weight loss and/or other issues.