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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:30 am


“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.


Interested performers are invited to audition for Theatre By The Bay’s production of “Guys and Dolls” on Tuesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Rehearsals begin in August. Call (718) 428-6363 or visit theatrebythebayny.com.

FSF Community Theatre Group, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, holds auditions for Legally Blonde, the Musical on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 from 7:30-10 p.m. Call (516) 521-5500 or email fsfctg@yahoo.com.


Once Upon a Time presents “Peter Pan, the musical tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up” on Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. at 87-61 111 St., Richmond Hill. $7 adults, $5 children. Call (718) 846-9182 or (718) 849-6594.


The 19th annual Thalia Spanish Theatre’s free outdoors festival will be held on Sundays, June 2 and 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Thompson Hill Park/Noonan Playground, Greenpoint Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets, Sunnyside. Call (718) 729-3880.

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.


The 10th NYC Musical Saw Festival will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37 St., Astoria. $10. Visit musicalsawfestival.org.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra hosts a concert on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. $5, $3 seniors and students. Call (718) 374-1627.

The Long Island Fretted Quartet will perform at Horizons, a club for those 55 and over, on Thursday, June 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. $3. Call (718) 899-8298.

The Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet will perform on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196 St., Hollis. $25. Call (718) 776-4646.

Flea Markets

There will be a flea market at Transfiguration Parish Hall, 64-14 Clinton Ave., Maspeth, on Sunday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (347) 339-1362.

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, hosts an outdoor flea market from 9 am. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. Call (718) 729-8957.

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.


Hollis Presbyterian Church, Sons of Encouragement presents a special conversation with jazz giants of Queens, Bill Jacobs, Steven Kroon, George Cables and Onaje Allen Gumbs on Friday, June 7 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 100-50 196 St., Hollis. Call (718) 776-4646.


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 Saturdays, June 1 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (212) 676-8208.

VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone, holds its monthly meeting on Monday, June 10 at 8 p.m. The Vietnam Veterans of America Post 32 holds their monthly meeting on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at the same address.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: a summer star party astronomy night held on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. for adults and hildren ages 7-12. $14, $8 per child.; “Insects — Story Time Safari” on Sunday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. to noon, for ages 5-9. $18 per child; and “Toddler Adventure Hour — Baby Animals” on Sunday, June 9 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. for ages 18-36 months with parental participation, for $16 per child. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Help out with chores and enjoy some fun and games when finished at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 3 p.m. Free. Call (718) 206-0545.


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.

Foundations in Astronomy workshop series will be offered on Sundays, June 9, 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $50 for series. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

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

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, June 9, July 21 and Aug. 18. $10. Call (718) 897-6255.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts a knitting circle on Mondays, June 3 and 17 from 6-8 p.m. for adults only. $5. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000.

A flute concert and lawn tea will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $20, $16 members. Call (718) 359-6227.

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 Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, hosts a summer book sale on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact admin@thecitg.org, (718) 268-6704 or visit thecitg.org.

On Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m., Murder By Marriage, a comedy-murder-mystery dinner show, will be held at Riccardo’s, 21-01 24 Ave., Astoria. $45. Call (718) 721-7777.

Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance announces a walking tour of Sunnyside Gardens. The tour meets Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. by the flagpole in J.V. Daniels Park, 52nd Street between Roosevelt and 43rd avenues in Sunnyside. $20. Call (646) 298-8669.

A spring fling car show and blood drive will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 56-18 69 St. Call (917) 682-5362. Free.

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.


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: “Lincoln,” June 7, and “Les Miserables,” June 21. Open house, June 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 224-7888.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

Computer classes are being held at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.


The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, hosts dancing to live music, bingo, blood pressure screening, chair yoga, monthly theme parties, oil painting, movies and much more. Lunch served daily at noon. Requested donation is $1.50. Meals on wheels is delivered for homebound seniors. Call (718) 497-2908.

The Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137 St., Flushing, offers ballroom dancing, Mondays, Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to noon; tai chi, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to noon; English as a second language, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. to noon; Ping Pong, exercise and mahjong, Mondays though Fridays. Call (718) 961-3660.

The Innovative SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers Lunch and Learn Cinema Talk: A film series discussion group on Tuesdays, June 11, 25, July 9 and 23 between 12:30 and 4 p.m. $7.50 per class or $25 for the series. Call (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.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, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

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

The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, hosts a healthy lunch from noon to 1 p.m., activities such as Wii sports, bowling, bingo, laptop classes, exercise, ceramics, cards and board games, blood pressure checks, trips, monthly nutrition presentations and monthly birthday celebrations and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. For more information call (718) 291-3935.

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

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. Call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hosts hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; free computer classes, Mondays at 12:30 p.m.; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; Sit and Be Fit, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 a.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, has a special Saturday program, open every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all seniors, especially South Asians, offering basic computer classes, basic English, health education, Indian movies, Indian yoga, games, Kinect bowling, tai chi, Yuan Ji dancing, breathing yoga, Ping-Pong, karaoke, field trips, case assistance and have a vegetarian Indian-style lunch. Call (718) 886-5777

Support Groups

Gay and Jewish siblings of Gay and Jewish Victims of Domestic Homicide/Violence meets in Forest Hills. All are welcome. Call (917) 561-4252.

Try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Overeaters Anonymous, Thursdays at 11 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. Call 1(800) 984-0066, or visit nar-anon.org.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th Street and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Flushing. To attend and for more information, Alliance members can register by calling Paula Goldstein at (516) 802-3142. Anyone with Lupus and family members are invited to attend an Education Day on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required in advance. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226

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

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

A free 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.

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