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Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am


Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum, on view thru November.


Shakespeare in the Garden, by Hip to Hip Theatre Co. “Gentlemen of Verona”: Wed., Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Free. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Free. Information: hiptohip.org, (718) 729-8567.

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wed. & Thurs. 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fri., 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Info: secrettheatre.com.


Amy Cova Dance & TeatoLocal, choreographed by Joel Sherry, presented by Take Root, Fri., Sept. 12, 8-10 p.m., Green Space Studio, 37-24 24 St., #301, Long Island City. $15 pp. Tickets: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/tickets.


The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2014 Waterfront Concert Series, every Thurs., 7:30 p.m., free. Aug. 7: Michael Patrick’s Ring of Fire Band; Aug. 14: The Regulars. Great Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria pool. Info: centralastoria.org.

Music in the Garden: The Ebony Hillbillies, NYC’s only African-American string band, Sat., Aug. 16, 6:15-7:45 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with Garden admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, ext. 330, dhector@queensbotanical.org.

“Decades of Dance” featuring Havana Brown, Kat DeLuna and more, Sat., Aug. 9, and “Legends of Ol’ Skool Concert II,” featuring Christopher Williams, Horace Brown and more, Sat., Aug. 23, 9 p.m., Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica. Tickets start at $25.

Brian Clayton and the Green River Band live performance, Sun., Aug. 10, 2 p.m., free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.


Classic Monster Film Fridays, Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. at 153 St., Jamaica. “Alien”: Aug. 8, 8:04 p.m.; “The Thing” (1982): Aug. 15, 7:55 p.m. Free. Info: greg.mays@abetterjamaica.org, (718) 657-2605.


“Night Watch,” Theatre Time Productions is holding auditions for five five male roles and three female roles (the role of “Elaine” has already been cast) between ages of 30-60 for October production. No monologues req’d, all actors would read from the script. Rehearsals are in Whitestone and Bayside, performances at The Colonial Church of Bayside. By appointment only: (347) 358-8102.


Defensive driving course, Sat., Aug. 9, VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Old Howard Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35 pp. Register: Keith (917) 599-6674, progressive-training-ltd.com.

Free English classes for Spanish speakers every Saturday, South Asian Center, 72-26 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights. All levels available, must call (646) 727-7821 to register.

Spanish for beginners and face & hand reading according to Zohar, Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Free. Info: (347) 771-9132.

Italian for Beginners, every Tues., 7-9 p.m., 10-week course. $60 pp. Dance with Instruction, every Mon. and Fri., 7:15-8:15 p.m. $10. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Contact: (718) 478-3100.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Wed., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All techniques, beginner to advanced with demonstration. Call: (718) 969-1128.

DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month. Once a week, four sessions, classes in beat mixing and MC techniques. Call: (718) 479-4848.


Hands-on-History: Play Time!, King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Sat., Aug. 9, 12-3 p.m. Free. Learn games kids played in the 19th century! Get some exercise & cool off with quiet indoor games. Contact: (718) 206-0545, kingmanor.org.

LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.

Boy Scout Troop 17 100th Anniversary Celebration, serving the youth of Elmhurst for 100 years, an afternoon of fun outdoor activities, exhibits & historical displays of the troop and Scouting, Sat., Aug. 9, 1-4 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with Garden admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, ext. 330, dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Smokey Bear’s Birthday Bash! Join Department of Environmental Conservation in celebrating Smokey’s 70th birthday at Alley Pond Park, 76 Avenue entrance between Springfield Blvd. & 226th St., Sat., Aug. 9, 12-3 p.m. Free.

Summer fun extended, full day mini-camps for children 5-11, swim & sports, arts & crafts and exciting trips, Mon., Aug. 18-Fri., Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Choose the days best for you or register for the full two weeks. Contact: (718) 268-5011, ext. 500, dberman@cgy.org or visit cgy.org/MiniCamp for complete schedule & fee info.

Tumbling with Autism Program, Team Up with Play4Autism at Triumph Gymnastics Center, 79-41 Cooper Ave., Glendale, Sun., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Child’s first Sunday free; after: $20 for 1 hour, $30 for 2 hours per child, $40 for 2 hours/2 children. Child must be a registered member of Play4Autism (play4autism.org). Info: Greg Vasicek, Play4Autism, (646) 836-4535.


Honey Harvest Festival, beekeeper Urte Schaedle introduces honey harvesting and the lifecycle of bees, experience the different tastes of honey, make some bee-inspired art and enjoy special house punch made with the Voelker Orth garden grapes and other fun activities. Sat., Aug. 20, 1-3 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, $6, $5 members, $3 children, under 3 free. Contact: Lin Wen Ma (718) 359-6227, outreach@vomuseum.org.

37th Annual Queensboro Arm Wrestling Championships sponsored by the New York Arm Wrestling Association, Sat., Aug. 9, 1 p.m., Cheap Shots Sports Bar, 149-05 Union Tpke., Kew Gardens Hills, $5. Entrance fee: $25 for amateur males, $30 for pros and $10 for women. Info: nycarms.com.


Blood drive, in memory of APEC educator Eric Zirkel, give a pint, get a pint of ice cream (first 40 donors), Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Wed., Aug. 20, 2-8 p.m., free babysitting, app’t req’d. Contact: (718) 229-4000, ext. 214, alleypond.com.

Summer Celebration, Sunday to Remember program, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, Latin American music interpreted by Francisco Cantilo. Fun with dance, raffles, refreshments and entertainment for the family. Sun., Aug., 31, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona. Reserve: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Team Trivia Night, live host, fast & fun pop culture trivia, Monahans & Fitzgeralds, 214-17 41 Ave., Bayside, every Thurs., 8 p.m. Info: gameongameshow.com.

Free lung cancer screenings, Forest Hills Hospital, Weds., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 102-01 66 Road. Scan takes about five minutes & uses low-dose radiation. App’t req’d. Info: (855) 375-5864.

Farmer’s Market Fridays, Queens Botanical Garden, Dahlia Ave., off Main St., Flushing, thru Nov. 21, every week, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

Greenmarkets — Long Island City: Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd. & Broadway, every Sat., thru Nov. 22, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Info:grownyc.org/socratesgreenmarket. Astoria: 14 St., between 31 Ave. & 31 Road, every Wed., July 9-Nov. 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: grownyc.org/astoriagreenmarket.

30+ Singles Social, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sun., Aug. 10, 2-6 p.m. $10. Contact: (718) 897-6255.

Wine tasting at Magnanini Winery, Bella Italia Mia, Sun., Aug. 17, 9 a.m., upstate bus trip, $80 ($40 deposit req’d.), inclides six course meal. Contact: Diego Lodico for meeting location: (718) 426-1240.

Doggie boot camp, Crocheron Park, Bayside, every Sat. thru Oct., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. dogschoolny.com.

Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network 5K Run & Walk, Tues., Sept. 9, 8 a.m., $25. Walk starts at 160th St. between Liberty and Archer aves. Info.: qscan.org/qscan-annual-walk-a-thon.


St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, Sun., Aug. 10 (ppd. from last week), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (718) 729-8957.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 150-75 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, outdoors every Sat. & Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., Jamaica, every Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026.


North Shore Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, LIJ Hearing & Speech Center, 270-05 76 Ave., New Hyde Park, every third Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m.

AARP meetings: Open to the general public. Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mon. each month, 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wed. each month, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 672-9890.


Defensive driving course by AARP, Mon., July 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Laurelton Library, 134-26 225 St. Designed for seniors but open to all. $20 for AARP members; $25 for nonmembers, by check or money order only, made out to AARP. Preregistration required: (718) 479-8914.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory group, Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St. Fridays, 11 a.m. Older adults invited to join STAR and perform theater at the library. Info: queenslibrary.org, (718) 776-0800.

Have a loved one with memory loss? Selfhelp Community Services Inc., 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Stimulating program – One, two, three or four days a week; half-days are also available. Call Ellen Sarokin or Cathy O’Sullivan: (718) 631-1886.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Email & the Internet, computer class for seniors 60+. Call: John (718) 559-4329.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, free SNAP screenings for all seniors 60+. Eligibility check and application help. Info: (718) 591-3377, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc., SNAP, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group, Mon., 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100


Bereavement groups for loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call: Lisa Elhanyi, (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

Overeaters Anonymous, for help with weight loss and/or other issues. Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Road, Rego Park, Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call: (718) 937-0163. Rego Park Library, Thurs. at 11:15 a.m., 91-41 63 Drive. Holy Child Jesus Outreach Center, 112-06 86 Ave., Richmond Hill, Tues., 7:30-9 p.m. Call: (718) 564-7027.

Women’s Support Group, Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325. Thurs. (weekly) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

Job placement assistance, ANIBIC, 61-35 220 St., Bayside, a nonprofit organization serving children and young disabled adults in the community with job & apartment placement.

Narcotics Anonymous Drug problem? Call Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meeting 7 days a week.

Alcoholics Anonymous, daily meetings around Queens for those with a drinking problem. Info: queensaa.org, (718) 520-5021.

Al-anon, self-help group for anyone affected by another’s drinking: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd St. & 34th Ave., Parish house, 1st floor, Jackson Heights, every Tues. Contact: (718) 457-1511. Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road, Rego Park, every Sun. 12 p.m.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets Tue., once a month, 7:30-9 p.m., Flushing. Register/info: (516) 802-3142. Members $10, nonmembers $15, includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Contact: (516) 826-2058.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings every Fri. from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

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