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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:30 am


Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: Contested Territories, that will open on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2-5 p.m. and remain on view through Jan. 6, 2013. Contested Territories is an exhibition that explores the interaction of the city and society in an age of conflict. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

The Queens Botanical Garden presents the Jamaica Estates Association Art Show “The Artist Within: The Urge to Create” on view through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visitor Center and Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

Reopening after extensive renovations, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College will mark the event by exhibiting the work of Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg through Oct. 26. This retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and numerous collages celebrates the career of a remarkable octogenerian artist. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flushing Town Hall: Celebrating 150 Years, an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, will run through Sunday, Oct. 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $5/members free.


STAR is looking for actors to audition for established senior repertory company. Call (718) 776-0529.

The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.


The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 149-54 Ash Ave., Flushing, invites you to join them on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. to see a series of films and documentaries. Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning film which tells the story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops, that chronicles their journey to win basic labor rights. Suggested donation: $5.


Under the direction of Dongmyung Ahn, a string trio performs the music of J.S. Bach using baroque-era bows on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Sample a variety of German white wines, the modern equivelant of the “Olde Hock” that was listed on the 1822 inventory of Rufus King’s wine cellar. Tickets are $25 nonmembers; $20 KMM members; $10 students and are available at kingmanor.org/events/concert.php or call (718) 206-0545 x13.

The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery announce that on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. the Lhevinne Classical Concert Series returns, with chamber musician Steven Graff, to Celebration Hall at The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. The hour-long program, with a 10-minute intermission, also includes a pre-concert wine and cheese reception scheduled for 7:30 p.m. There is limited seating and tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $15 for members. Checks are payable to Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery (include name and number of tickets). Online payment (PayPal) via friendsofmaplegrove.org

Dionne Warwick in concert at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call (718) 631-6311, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Flea Markets

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to run its outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

An indoor flea market will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale. It is open to the public and is free. For more information call (718) 821-6670.


A fall community health fair sponsored by City Councilman Dan Halloran will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by St. Kevin Roman Catholic Church, 45-21 194 St., Flushing.

Join fellow New York runners and walkers on Saturday, Sept. 29 for the annual New Hope 5K Run/Walk for Healthy Communities. The race begins along 118th Avenue in Jamaica, west of Roy Wilkins Park, filters out to Baisley Boulevard and then proceeds along Foch Boulevard. The 5K Race beings at 9:30 a.m., check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and a 1K Fun Run for kids 12 years and under will take place at 11 a.m. $25 adults, $10 kids under 18 (use discount code under18), free for children under 6 (use discount code freechildren). Register online at nycruns.com/newhope

No-cost breast cancer screenings are being offered in Queens through the American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile clinic. Locations include: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot (upper level), 56-18 69 St., Maspeth; and Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Office of Council Member Peter Vallone Jr., 22-45 31 St., Astoria. Call (877) 628-9090 to schedule an appointment.


A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $7 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.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 holds its meeting at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 24. New members welcome.

Ozone Park AARP Chapter 4163 meets the last Tuesday of the month at noon at Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., Ozone Park. The next meeting will be on Sept. 25. New members are welcome.


Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills is now offering a ballet fitness fusion class which will combine the fundamentals of ballet barre work with traditional fitness training. This Wednesday class is designed to strengthen, tone and shape the lower body. Classes will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. Free for members of the CQY; nonmembers can purchase a 10-class card at $150. One can start classes anytime.

Qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach the About Boating Safety class at Fort Totten, in Bayside on Sunday Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m. This class is for recreational boaters, and includes the proper use of safety equipment, maintenance, rules of navigation and the legal requirements for operating boats and personal watercraft. The fee is $65; learning materials included. Pre-registration is a must. For more information call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (347) 336-5866 or send an email to 12-01@verizon.net. To register online go to uscgaux1201.org

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, $75 for four sessions; children seven years and up, $50 for four sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.

Ongoing watercolor class every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor is Diane Leiberman. Fee is $25 per class. Call (718) 969-1128.

Suran Song offers a free yoga class every Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at JH Laundromat, 85-15 37 Ave., Jackson Heights.

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.

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.

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.


There will be a Queens’ waterfront tour on Sunday, Sept. 30. Walk the Queens waterfront from Flushing to Bayside, approx. 15 miles. Walk from Flushing, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Fort Totten and Bayside. Bring lunch and water. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street station, Flushing #7 train, northeast corner (near the AT&T store). Sponsored by Shorewalkers. Cost is $3 for nonmembers.


Bayside High School class of 1962, 50th year reunion on Sunday, October 7 to be held at the Courtyard Marriot at Laguardia, from 2-6 p.m. For information contact EileenTorraca@yahoo.com

Social Activities

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.

Special Events

The women of Macedonia A.M.E. Church are sponsoring a prayer breakfast featuring Carol Mackey, renowned author of the book “Sister Girl Devotions,” on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. at Macedonia A.M.E. Church, 37-22 Union St., Flushing. Donation is $15. For more info., call (718) 353-5870.

A farmers market will be held every Friday until fall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.

Doulaston Greenmarket at 41st Avenue and 235th Street is open Sundays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit and WIC and FMNP checks accepted.

Rocking the Road for a Cure will host a benefit motorcycle and classic car run on Sunday, Sept. 30. The Police-escorted run starts at Alley Pond Park, Winchester Boulevard and Union Turnpike, Queens Village. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. Rocking the Road for a Cure is a nonprofit organization that provides free homebound wellness programs and support services for breast cancer patients. For further information visit rockingtheroadforacure.org

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, is now recruiting walkers, supporters and volunteers for its annual Queens fundraiser, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a two-mile walk in Flushing Meadows Park, Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. To register visit alznyc.org/queenswalk or call the 24-hour helpline at (800) 272-3900. Walkers can register on-site but are strongly urged to register in advance.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, is having a Sukkot luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $18 for members, $7.50 for children and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 24. For more information call Susan Rosenbaum at (718) 224-3436 or Janet Wolf at (718) 631-5468.

Enjoy getting lost in a three-acre interactive corn maze at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Maze Hours: every Saturday and Sunday, now through Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two special “maze by moonlight” evenings held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 13, open until 9 p.m. Admission: adults - $9 per person, children ages 4-11 - $5 per child, children 3 and under - free.

The State Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a charitable softball game, K of C “Mets” versus K of C “Yankees,” to benefit N.Y.S. Special Olympics and St. Mary’s Hospital. It will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at ICYP Fields at 35-15 20 Ave. in Astoria. Admission includes games and BBQ. The cost is $10 per person; $25 per family; children under 10 go free. Call Rich Monahan at (917) 769-2172.

The Center for the Women of New York invites everyone to join its annual 3K Walkathon for Women on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fort Totten Park at the intersection of Bell Boulevard and 212 Street in Bayside. Registration starts at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Register with a $15 donation. With a $25 donation you also receive a CWNY T-shirt. Send a check to Queens Borough Hall, Room 325, 102-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11424 or register online at cwny.org.

The Pomonok Community Farmers Market will be held every Thursday until Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Kissena Boulevard between 65th Avenue and Melborne Avenue, across the cross from Queens College. Accepted: Cash, EBT, FMNP, Health Bucks.


A women’s anxiety support group will be held every other week beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at 71-41 159 St., Flushing. Most insurance accepted. Sponsored by Kissena Jewish Community Council. For additional information contact Keri-Ann or Maribel at (718) 461-6393.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672.

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.

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.

Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.


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.

The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing has an eight-week computer basics class using Windows 7 starting on Sept. 24. For information about the class call John at (718) 559-4329.

The Selfhelf Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing has an eight-week class in Email/Internet using IE9 starting Sept. 25. For information about the class call John at (718) 559-4329.

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