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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 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

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, will host a two-weekend showcase of 26 films and shorts from Jan. 4-13. Film screenings are Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, and as scheduled. Unless otherwise noted, screenings are included with museum admission. Admission is $12 for adults (18+); $9 for senior citizens and students (13+ with ID); $6 for children ages 3-12; children under 3 and museum members are admitted free. Call (718) 777-6888 or vitit movingimage.us

“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.


On Saturday, Dec. 22 the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council invite all to meet Santa at Applebees at 213-29 26 Ave., Bayside; 95-25 Queens Blvd., Rego Park; 38-01 35 Ave., Astoria; and 61-48 188 St., Fresh Meadows, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. For $10 guests get a photo with Santa and a breakfast buffet.Proceeds will go to QEDC/QTC, which will distribute funds to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. For tickets call (718) 263-0546, ext. 12 or email rmackay@queensny.org.

The Center for Culture the Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Conjunction with National Council of Negro Women Queens County Section presents its annual gala Kwanzaa celebration Ujamaa on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 1 to 8 p.m. at Springfield Gardens High School, 143-10 Springfield Blvd. Free admission. For more information call (718) 523-3312.


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.


St. George’s Church, 14-20 27 Ave., Astoria, presents a piano, organ and carillon concert by Maxim Anikushin on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund. Visit historic-stgeorge-astoria.org.


The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, will be hosting a college admissions workshop on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. This free workshop is designed for high school students who plan to attend college, want to understand the admissions process and how to best present themselves to the colleges. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Call (718) 353-4553 for more information.


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.

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.

for kids

Join the animal care club on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. to noon at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, for children ages 8-12. Fee is $21 per child. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.


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.

Learn about a Victorian craft tradition and create your own keepsake box at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, on Friday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. All materials included in the registration fee of $4 and $3 for members. Call (718) 359-6227 to reserve a place.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

“Shave the ‘Stache” fundraiser for autism will be held on Friday, Dec. 28 starting at 7 p.m. at Redken Saloon Salon, 36-17 30 Ave., Astoria. For more information, or to make a donation, visit qsac.com/shave or contact (718) 7- AUTISM ext. 2035.


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. Movies are held every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts “In the News,” Mondays at 10 a.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; dance aerobics, Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; ballroom dancing, Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m.; aerobics, 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; yoga, Wednesdays at 9 a.m.; music appreciation, Dec. 18 at 12:45 p.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45, tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; stay well exercise, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; dance fitness, Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; and a show: “Change Up” at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. Call (718) 224-7888 for further information.

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

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 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 Thursdays 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 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.

Social Activities

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

The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

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