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


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


Theatre Time Productions in Bayside seeks cast for Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced.” Julia Simmons: 20s-30s (lead role), Dora Bunner: 40s-60s (lead role); Patrick Simmons: 20s-30s (lead role); Phillipa Haymes: 20s-30s (supporting role); Mrs. Swettenham: 40s-60s (supporting role); Edmund Swettenham: 20s-30s (supporting role); Rudi Scherz/Sergeant Mellors: any age (two small roles, one actor). Performances are last two weekends in September. Call for an audition, (347) 358-8102.


The Golden Dragon Acrobats special pre-season event, July 17-28, Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $28.95, family 4-pack $99. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.

The Queens Players, “Macbeth,” July 11-27, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $18. secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722.

Maggie’s Little Theater, Fiddler on the Roof, July 13, 19 and 20, 8 p.m., July 14 and 21, 2:30 p.m.; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Juniper Valley Road. (917) 579-5389, maggieslittletheater.org/tickets. $18, $15 seniors, $12 children 11 and under.

“The Tempest” by Shakespeare, Hip to Hip Theater Company, Sunday, July 28, 8 p.m., Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike, Flushing. Free.


The work of Jennifer Connelly, Johnny Depp, Slawomir Idziak, Eiko Ishioka, Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze, Ang Lee, Walter Murch, Jeannine Oppewall, Theadora Van Runkle and Julie Weiss, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., through Nov. 10.

“Devil Hunter,” Thursday, July 11, 10:30 p.m., Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. $5. Contact: Daniel Reynolds, devilscience@gmail.com, (407) 276-6724, dst3k.com. For adults 21+.

“Operation Thunderbolt,” about Israeli recovery of hostages in Entebbe, Uganda; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sunday, July 21, 2:30 p.m. $5 includes coffee and cake. Call (718) 459-1000.

Queens World Film Festival free summer screenings, July 20-Aug. 3, Saturdays and Sundays, 78th Street Plaza at 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Contact: Katha Cato, kathacato@gmail.com, (718) 429-2579, queensworldfilmfestival.com.


Queens Symphony Orchestra performs: Tuesday, July 30, Verdi selections, St. Johns University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Flushing; and Sunday, Aug. 4, a follow-up performance at the Forest Park Bandshell. All concerts are free. Visit queenssymphony.org.

Jamaica Drum Jam, “Unleash Your Groove,” Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m., Queens Library—Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Contact Julie Sriken, julie@jamaicadrumjam.org, (917) 608-6805, jamaicadrumjam.org.

Villalobos Brothers redefining Latin music, Queens Library at Jackson Heights, 35-51 81 St., Saturday, July 13, 2 and 4 p.m.

NWC concert, Thursday, July 18, 7-9 p.m., Broadway Park at 59th Street, Woodside.

Irish concert, Thursday, July 26, Windmuller Park, 7-9 p.m., 52nd Street and 39th Drive, Woodside/Sunnyside.

La Piccola Opera, Carmen (abridged), Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108-19 71 Ave., Saturday, July 20, 2 and 4 p.m.

Music events at Cunningham Park, 196 street and Union Turnpike, Flushing: New York Philharmonic, Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m.; and Mitch Kahn celebrates the American songbook, Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. Both free. Friendsofcunninghampark.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.

Our Lady of the Angelus, flea market every Sunday in the soccer field at 98-05 63 Dr., Rego Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 897-4444.

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, outdoor flea market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, July 14. Call (718) 729-8957.

Outdoor night market, Wednesday, July 17, 6-10 p.m., Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24 Ave., Astoria. Contact: Astoria Market, info@astoriamarket.com, (718) 274-4925, astoriamarket.com. Free.

Ridgewood Market, art, vintage and handmade items, food, Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield St. Contact: Sarah Feldman, contact@ridgewoodmarket.com, (718) 456-KIDS (5437), ridgewoodmarket.com.


Astoria health fair and farmer’s market, Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 14th Street through 31st Avenue on 31st Road.

Queens Community House’s Pomonok Community Farmer’s Market opens Friday, July 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through November, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call Amy Tam-Liao (718) 591-6060.


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.

Howard Beach Metal Detecting Club, VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach, Thursday, July 18, 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Keith, keithprez12@aol.com, (917) 599-6674.


Free hour-long yoga classes at: Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Ave. N, Saturdays, July 20 and Aug. 24, 10 a.m.; Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Rd., Long Island City, Sundays, July 14, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 8 5:30 p.m. Call the Yoga Room at (718) 274-0255.

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.

Coed mixed-level line dancing for adults, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Saturdays, July 20, Aug. 3, 17, Sept. 7, 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

Drama workshop with Scott Klavan at Central Queens YM and YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Thursdays, July 18 and Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, $8 members. Call (718) 268-5011.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Star Safari astronomy adventure, Saturday, July 20, 8-10 p.m. Adults and children ages 7-12. $16, $7 children. Astronomer Mark Freilich discusses the stars while star gazing. Scientifically Speaking: Fruit and flower dissection, Saturday, July 27, 1-3 p.m., adults and children 9-12. $24. An introduction to the study of life and plants, concentrating on flowering plants. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, “America’s Volunteer Guardians,” About Boating Safety class, Fort Totten, Bayside, Sunday, July 21, 8:30 a.m. $65. Call Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866, 12-01@verizon.net.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Animal Care Trainee, Saturday, July 13, Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. to noon, ages 8-12. $21. Children will have hands-on experiences and learn all about the needs of the APEC’s animals. Storytime Safari — Fish Fun, Saturday, July 13, 1:30-3 p.m., ages 3-7. $18. Listen to a story about Fish Fun followed by craft/activity time. Snack, meet animals and take a trail walk. Adventure Hour — Fish, Sunday, July 14, 1:30-2:45 p.m., ages 18-36 months. $16 per child (parent included). Socialize and learn about fish, live animals, art projects, outdoor play, trail walks and music. Young Chefs — Strawberry Banana Bonanza, Saturday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon, ages 8-12. $24. Prepare “strawberry banana snakes” and healthy fresh fruit smoothies. Fun in the Sand, Saturday, July 27, 1:30-3 p.m., ages 5-7. $18. Children play in a sand table, create colored sand pictures, meet sand-dwelling animals and have a snack. Young Discoverers Club — Radical Rainforest, Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12. $24. Meet animals, plants and people of the rainforest, make a rainforest animal and plant a rainforest plant. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

For Kids

Mario the Magician, magic and music, Queens Library at Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Saturday, July 27, 3 p.m.

Children’s workshop, Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike, Flushing, Sunday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Special Events

Putting the Kidz into Action fundraiser, Saturday, July 13, 7-midnight, 73-13 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Contact: Greg Vasicek, greg@play4autism.org, (718) 894-3400, play4autism.org. Free, 21 and over.

Open sew at “The Castle,” Saturday, July 13, 1-4 p.m., Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave. Contact: Susan or Alison, info@baysidehistorical.org, (718) 352-1548. $12, $10 Meetup members with advance RSVP, $8 BHS members.

Pet advocacy day, Forest Park Bandshell parking lot, Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. License your dog, $8.50 with vet certificate of spay or neuter, $34 without.

Comics share experiences as former teachers, Sunday, July 14 at 8 p.m., the Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., contact@laughingdevil.com, (347) 913-3845. $10.

An evening with former NY Yankee Roy White, Monday, July 15, 7 p.m., La Bella Vita, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. $50. Call (718) 835-6161.

Oakland Little Neck Jewsh Center, 49-10 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck hosts: Shabbat lunch and learn, Saturday, July 13, 11:30 a.m.; monthly Shabbat morning experience, Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m., breakfast and a Torah discussion.; Tot Shabbat, Saturday, July 27, 10:45 a.m., Shabbat service for 3-6 year olds.; Tisha B’Av, Monday, Tuesday, July 15, 16, 8 p.m.

NY Surf Week, July 17-21 at National Blvd. Beach in Long Beach. Surf and skateboard competition, art show, movie premiere and concerts. nysea.com/nysurfweek.

Screening of “Hands of Steek,” at Devil Science theatre, an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies, Thursday, July 18, 10:30 p.m., Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Call Daniel Reynolds (407) 276-6724, devilscience@gmail.com. $5.

Municipal Art Society sponsors a walk with Jack Eichenbaum: 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. $20; $15 MAS members. Registration required: mas.org. Information: (212) 935-3960.

35th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Friday-Sunday, July 26-28. Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults — $5, all weekend pass $15; children 12 and under, $5, all weekend pass, $7. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org, info@queensfarm.org.

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.

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.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, July 15, 29 August, 12, 26, September 9, 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults. $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit. Call (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or visit alleypond.com.

North Flushing pool Club, August 31, 141st Street on 32nd Avenue, 1:30-4 p.m.


Six-session series of coed line dancing, starts Tuesday, July 23, Robert Couche Adult Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Jamaica, 1:40-2:50 p.m., $20, (718) 978-8352.

55+ singles social, Wednesday, July 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Central Queens YM and YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. $5, free for members. Contact: (718) 268-5011 ext. 160, olderadults@cqy.org.

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. 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.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., 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.; 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. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

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