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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:30 am

Exhibits

Queens Historical Society art exhibit — Practicing Equality: Quakers in Queens. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. $5 adults; $3 students, seniors; free for members. Reception: 2 p.m., Sunday, June 23. RSVP by June 14. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Information: (718) 939-0647, ext. 17.

“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email david@dorsky.org or visit dorsky.org.

“Bridging the Gap”—Long Island City Artists will be on display at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from Thursday, June 27-Sunday, July 14, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. $5, members, students and Long Island City artists free. Visit flushingtownhall.org.

Theatre

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents “secret weapons of FAT DESTRUCTION,” a bilingual, hilarious, provocative comedy through June 23. Performances in English: Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Performances in Spanish: Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. $25, $22 students and seniors. Information: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

Dance

Jamaica Drum Jam presents a West African Drum and Dance Circle at Queens Library-Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, on Saturday, June 15 from 2-3 p.m. Free and open to all ages. Call (917) 608-6805 or visit jamaicadrumjam.org.

Film

Museum of Moving Image opens the June schedule of its film series See It Big! with a screening of “Ran,” an adaptation of “King Lear,” featuring an appearance by the film’s star Tatsuya Nakadai, on Saturday, June 15 at 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. The series will also include: Roberto Rossellini’s “Voyage to Italy,” Nicholas Ray’s “Bigger than Life,” Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” and “Mulholland Drive.” Free with museum admission ($12, $9 seniors and students). Call (718) 777-6877 or visit movingimage.us.

On Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Rego Park Jewish Center’s sisterhood will show the film “The Origin of the Israeli Philharmonic” starring Zubin Mehta, at 97-30 Queens Blvd. Free. Call (718) 459-1000.

Music

Quintet of the Americas Memory Project concert premieres three multi-media works inspired by interviews with seniors in Jackson Heights, Corona and Bayside. Carl MaultsBy’s “Abuelas, Nanas and Grandmamas Unsung,” Lembit Beecher’s “Music for Bayside” and Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin’s “Dancing Lullaby,” with a performance by students using handmade instruments. Also works by Louis Armstrong and John Williams, and Colombian dances. Friday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. Free. Information: (718) 203-5189, quintet@rcn.com, quintet.org.

Forest Park Rock Fest will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 1-5 p.m. at George Seuffert Bandshell on Forest Park Drive in Woodhaven. Free. Call (917) 689-9555.

Quintet of the Americas, with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, Concert: “The stuff of Comets” by Dylan Glatthorn (Astoria), “Wind Quintet” by Beata Moon (Forest Hills), “Quintet No. 2 for Winds” by James Cohn (Douglaston), “Sincerita” by Christopher Caliendo (grew up in Jackson Heights), music from the “Harry Potter” film by John Williams (born in Flushing), and a Salute to our historical composers with music by Louis Armstrong, Scott Joplin, Soong Fu-Yuan and Morton Gould. Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with Garden admission ($4, $3 seniors, $2 kids).

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will host a concert starring the Avram Pengas Duo on Sunday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. featuring Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music. $10, $12 at the door. Call (718) 459-1000.

The Aaron Copland School of Music Guerrilla Arts Ensemble will perform at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. $5. Call (718) 463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Flea Markets

Richmond Hill flea market is held on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117-09 Hillside Ave. Call (347) 709-7661 or visit richmondhillfleamarket.com.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is sponsoring the Kew Gardens spring flea market on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain date June 22, with Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue offering dogs and cats for adoption from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St. All vendor fees benefit JHMC pediatrics department. Call (718) 359-0541.

A one-day-only, summer treasure, bake and book sale will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Call (718) 847-2649.

The Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood, hosts an outdoor flea market and fun day on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 821-4770.

Meetings

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

There will be Queens Public Hearings on allocation of federal funding to combat poverty and support community-based programs, held at Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway, on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (212) 676-8208.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston hosts: Queens County Bird Club meeting: Wildflowers of Queens and the North Shore. Ecologist Andrew Greller will show wildflowers that bloom in parks and preserves on the North Shore of Long Island, from Queens to Suffolk County. See how geology, topography, soil and microclimate combine to provide habitats. Wednesday, June 19, 8-9 p.m Information: ariegilbert@optonline.net, b1birder@netscape.net; APEC Hiking Club and Trail Crew meeting, Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Explore local areas suited for easy to moderate hikes, discuss plans for upcoming hikes and other opportunities. Adults only. Preregistration required: (718) 229-4000. Information: tom0153@hotmail.com or facebook.com/ APEC.Hikers.

The Vietnam Veterans of America Post 32 holds their monthly meeting on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 19-12 149 St., Whitestone.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Be an animal care trainee on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, for ages 8-12, $21 per person; June star safari on Saturday, June 15 from 8-10 p.m. for ages 7 and older; $12, $7 for children ages 7-12.; Perfect Ponds on Saturday, June 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., for ages 3 and 4. $21. Explore our ponds and creatures that live there, snacks, live animals, a craft and a nature walk. Participants must be toilet trained. Class for 5- and 6-year- olds is June 22. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

The Big Apple Circus — Hilarious clowns, magnificent horses, playful pooches, soaring aerialists, flawless jugglers, astounding acrobats and more. Thursday, June 13: 6:30 p.m.; Friday, June 14: 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 15: 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 16: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Cunningham Park, Fresh Meadows. $20-$60. Information, tickets: 1 (800) 922-3772, (212) 268-2500, bigapplecircus.org.

Little Makers: In Stitches on Sunday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Introduction to the patterns and practices of sewing, for ages 18 months and older. Wear clothing that can get dirty. $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission ($5 per family for members). Little Makers is a series in which families with young children can tinker, design and create together. At the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Preregistration, information: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

There will be a family workshop with sun printing at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. $20 per parent and one child, $10 each additional child. All proceeds to Long Island City Artists. Visit flushingtownhall.org.

CLASSEs

Introduction to computers: Learn the basics of using a computer at the Hillcrest Library, 187-05 Union Tpk., Flushing, Friday, June 14, 11 a.m.-noon. Preregistration, information: (718) 454-2786.

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.

There will be coed mixed-level line dancing for adults at Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Cambria Heights, on Saturdays, June 15 and July 6 and 20 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

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

U.S. Army 238th birthday celebration, cake-cutting ceremony with Queens Recruiting Company soldiers and Borough President Helen Marshall. 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Friday, June 14, Queens Center mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Information: (718) 630-4707.

Queens County Bird Club all day trip — Hunter Mountain to see breeding Bicknell’s thrush and blackpoll warbler. Chair-lift followed by hiking on Sunday, June 30. Information: Jeff Ritter, (917) 658-7302, ariegilbert@optonline.net, b1birder@netscape.net.

Municipal Art Society sponsors two walks with Jack Eichenbaum — Crossing Newtown Creek: Contrasting industrial Brooklyn and Queens, Sunday, June 30, 4-6 p.m. Meander through Greenpoint and cross the Pulaski Bridge connecting Brooklyn to Long Island City. See remnants of industry along Newtown Creek, NYC Wastewater Improvement Plant and adjacent nature trail. Ends at Gantry Park; and Flushing’s Chinatown, Saturday, July 20, 4-6 p.m. A destination and commercial center to rival its Manhattan antecedent. Taiwanese at its core, host to a variety of Chinese groups. See office buildings, hotels, condos, specialty shops, cultural institutions and malls. Restaurant tips distributed. For each event: $20; $15 MAS members. Registration required: mas.org. Information: (212) 935-3960.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., hosts a singles social and dance for singles over 45 from 2-6 p.m. on Sundays, July 21 and Aug. 18. $10. Call (718) 897-6255.

On Monday, June 17 at 1 p.m. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, will host a film, “The Territory,” about Soviet Jews as West Bank settlers, with a talk by the director. $6 donation. Call (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or visit cqy.org.

St. Michael’s World Apostolate holds its 43rd Anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at Flushing Meadows Corona Park with prayers for peace in the world and a candlelight ceremony. On Sunday, June 16 the celebration continues with a $50 banquet at LaGuardia Marriott at noon. Call (718) 359-3908 or visit smwa.org/43rd.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts a knitting circle on Monday, June 17 from 6-8 p.m. for adults only. $5. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000.

Community Board 8 third annual health fair, at Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike and 196th Place, 2-6 p.m., Thursday, June 27. Free health screenings, healthy refreshments, fun physical activities, music and freebies. Information: District Manager Marie Adam-Ovide, (718) 264-7895, qn08@nyc.gov.

Community Shabbabeque on Friday, June 14 at 6:15 p.m. with Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, Lake Success Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Center, being hosted at Lake Success Jewish Center at 354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck. No charge for dinner but RSVP required at (718) 224-0404.

Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, 84-20 Jamaica Ave., hosts a free poetry workshop every third Tuesday, until Monday, Dec. 16. Email cabbz@aol.com.

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 Latin American Cultural Center presents the Career in the Visual Arts Program closing ceremony including an art exhibition and reception on Saturday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Arrow Park and Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria. Free. RSVP to (718) 261-7664 or laccq@aol.com.

A wellness fair will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 1-5 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 114-26 Mexico St., St. Albans. $5 donation for those 12 and older. Call (917) 837-1139.

All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunnyside has its annual Strawberry Fair on Saturday, June 15 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 46th Street between Queens Boulevard and 43rd Avenue. Call (718) 784-8031.

St. Gregory the Great School, 244-44 87 Ave., Bellerose, hosts its annual Gregorian summer festival from June 20-30. Free. Call (718) 347-3707.

The Jackson Heights car, truck and motorcycle show will take place on Sunday, June 23 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at 33-50 69 St. Call (917) 682-5362 or visit eccatoysfortots.org. Free.

There will be a 5K walk/run health forum, sponsored by Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation, starting from Queens Faith Temple Church, 217-03 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica at 8 a.m. on Sunday June 23 ending at Roy Wilkins Park at 2:30 p.m. Call (917) 373-8434, (347) 233-1069, (917) 568-3624 or (347) 463-8793.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; topical club, Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Thursdays 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 and “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Plus music appreciation, current events discussions, card playing and more. Movies, Fridays at 12:45 in June: “Les Miserables,” June 21. Open house, June 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 224-7888.

Coed mixed-level line dance sessions geared to the mature adult at least 60 years of age are being held at Robert Couche Adult Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens, with the current session ending July 9. Each session is on a Tuesday from 1:40-2:50 p.m. $20 for the series. Call (718) 978-8352.

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