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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:30 am


An audition and open cast call for “Les MisÈrables,” will be held on Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at American Martyrs Sullivan Hall, Bell Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Bayside from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Bring a head shot and resume (this is a requirement). Sheet music for your audition: 16 bars ballad, 16 bars up tempo. Your calendar for May, June, July and August. Comfortable clothing for a group dance audition. Parts available for 11 years old and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No one seen without the above requirements.


St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, will hold an Easter dance on Sunday, April 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Helen at (718) 746-5138.


Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents on Sunday, April 21, Roots of Flamenco, Gypsy Soul presents music and dance from Spain, India, Persia and the Middle East, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.


Watch Circuitous Body on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 students. Visit danceseries.wordpress.com or chrisferrisdance.com.


Sunday at the movies at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., presents the film “The Couple” on Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m. $5 per person. Call (718) 459-1000.

Bella Italia Mia will meet on Sunday, April 14 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, Door No. 10, 3rd floor. A 90-minute video entitled “The Italian Americans” will be shown. There will also be music and dancing. Members, $5; nonmembers, $7. For more information call (718) 426-1240.

“Spectacle: The Music Video” explores the art, history and future of the art form at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria now through June 16. For more information call (718) 777-6888 or visit movingimage.us.


Holy Cross Fathers’ Club will hold its 15th annual doo wop show on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing. Reserve seating is $40. For tickets and information call (718) 279-0470.

Rochdale Village Senior Center presents a gospel celebration on Saturday, April 27 at Rochdale Village Grand Ballroom, 169-65 137 Ave., Jamaica. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Showtime at 4 p.m. Tickets: $20, children under 12 are $10. For tickets and information call the senior center at (718) 525-2800.

On Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. the Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill presents their spring concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St. Admission: $15; seniors and students, advance, $12; children, free. Visit richmondhillny.com.

Flea Markets

The Church of Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Richmond Hill/Kew Gardens, will be having its spring treasure — bake and book sale on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a preview sale on Friday, April 19 from 6-9 p.m. with a fee of $5. For information call (718) 847-2649.

The Friends of the St. Albans Library will hold their spring flea market on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19 from 1-5 p.m. at the library, 191-05 Linden Blvd. Admission is free.

All Saints Episcopal Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside, will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 784-8031.

A rummage sale will be held on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill. For more information call (718) 843-4841 or visit umcrh.shutterfly.com.

Italian Charities of America will host a flea market on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. For information call (718) 478-3100.


Oakland Little Neck Jewish Centers, 10 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, presents “Why Kabbalah Still Matters” on Saturday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. For further information call (718) 224-0404.

Rego Park Jewish Center’s lecture series presents “Kiev to Broadway — The Creative Journey of Stage Designer Boris Aronson” on Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. at 97-30 Queens Blvd. Call (718) 459-1000.

Award-winning professor Raymond Belliotti will talk in Forest Hills at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., on the meaning of life on Monday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. Call (718) 268-5011 or visit cqy.org


The Parashat and Haftarat club at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will hold its next meeting on Saturday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss Parashot Tazria/Metzora. No charge. Call (718) 459-1000.

Northeast Queens Multicultural Democratic Club will meet on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Carlyle Towers, 43-10 Kissena Blvd., Lobby Floor, Flushing. John Liu will speak.

Queens County Bird Club holds a free presentation on Wednesday, April 17 at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Visit qcbirdclub.org.

The Ozone Park Civic will meet on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. at 97-14 135 Dr. Use the Centerville Street and 149th Avenue entrance of the Ozone Howard Little League Ball Fields.

Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave.; enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street, 5th floor, on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. For more information call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.


Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Garcia Lorca’s “The Billy-Club Puppets/Los Titeres de Cachiporra,” a bilingual puppet musical for children on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults and $12 for children. Family discounts are available. For more information and tickets call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.

Robot fans: a Build-a-Bot workshop for kids ages 8-12 and parents will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 1-5:30 p.m. at The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Space is limited. $10 per child. Call (347) 878-6614 to register.

There will be a children’s carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 and Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $11 per person. For more information, call Museum Events at (718) 347-3276 or visit queensfarm.org.

A Pupp-PET!! workshop will be held at the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road in Kew Gardens on Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Build a sock puppet pet. Get rid of old socks. Kids 8-12 and parents. Free parking.


The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will hold a defensive driving course on Thursdays, April 18 and 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Participants are eligible for lower insurance rates and points reduction. Cost is $50 per person. Call Harriet Wolfe at (718) 423-6426 to register.

Watercolor classes at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. All techniques, beginners to advanced. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per session. Call (718) 969-1128.

The JCC-Chabad of Long Island City/Astoria, 10-31 Jackson Blvd., hosts Torah Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.; Taam Shabbat, Mommy and me, on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Carlbach Shabbat service and LeChaim on Fridays at 6 p.m.; Shabbat morning service and kiddush on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Call or visit (718) 609-0066 or jewishlic.com for more information.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, announces the return of PERC, a club for retirees. Come meet and speak with others about what concerns you Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Free for members of the CQY. Nonmembers free for first session, then $2 per session. Call the Adult and Senior Department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160 or 622 for more information.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and a social dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100. Cost is $10.

Special Events

Oakland Little Neck Jewish Centers, 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, presents: “Israel Bonds Breakfast” on Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m.; “Bedouin Tent Extravaganza” to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut—Israel’s Independence Day with Bedouin culture and Israeli current events, games, food and music, on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m.; and “Our Monthly Shabbat Morning Experience” breakfast and a Torah discussion, on Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. For more information call (718) 224-0404.

Long Island Cars’ Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 from8 a.m. to 5 p.m.at Belmont Racetrack, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont,includes hundreds of custom and collectible cars from vintage to exotic. The rain date is Sunday, April 28. Enter through Gate 3. Admission: Saturday is $7. Sunday is $9. Both days are $13. Children 12 years and under are free. Visit LongIslandCars.com or call (631)567-5898.

Earth Week in Forest Hills: Community Swap Meet at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., on Sunday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Swap all clean, portable items such as clothes, toys, jewelry and dishes. For more information call (718) 268-5011 or visit cqy.org.

Volunteers needed for the Earth Day beach cleanup at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel, on Saturday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. To register call (718) 338-3799.

The Annual Glendale Kiwanis ClubStreet Festival will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. onMetropolitan Avenuefrom 73rd Place to 79th Street in Middle Village. Free rides for children from 11am to 1pm. Call (718) 444-6028.

The Myrtle Avenue BID holds its Spring Street Festival on Sunday, April 14 on Myrtle Avenue between Forest and Wyckoff avenues from noon to 6pm.

On Saturday, April 13 at 5 p.m., the Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave., hosts its 4th annual pasta dinner and a pop-up art show with works from well-known local artists, including the late Louise Nevelson, followed by an open-mic session with music, poetry, comedy and spoken word. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact (917) 558-7192 or email st6events@yahoo.com

Celebrate Israel’s 65th Anniversary at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. on Saturday, April 20 at 12:30 p.m. after Shabbat services. Reserve by April 17. $18 per person. Call (718) 459-1000.

Divine Mercy Catholic Academy welcomes all to its 6th Annual Family Fashion Show at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at Roma View Catering, Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach. Call (718) 845-3074 for more information.

The Annual Maspeth Kiwanis Club auction will be held Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge at 72-15 Grand Ave., Maspeth. A $20 admission includes a buffet dinner, beer, wine, dessert and coffee. Donations of auctionable items are wanted. Call Marie for tickets at (917) 623-6306.

Human Growth Foundation, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone, will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk on Sunday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 113-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing. Individual and team registration is now open online at hgfound.org/stepupandwalk_event_registration.html

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, is having a luncheon card party on Tuesday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 in advance and $22 at the door. RSVP by Monday, April 15. Call Janet at (718) 631-5468 or Marilyn at (718) 229-6877.

Afternoon Composting: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off at the Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Call (718) 721-2462.

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 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.

Support Groups

Try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Overeaters Anonymous, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.

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. For information, call 1(800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.

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