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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 9:59 am, Wed Feb 6, 2013.

Exhibits

A new exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Re-Forming the Image in the Dutch Golden Age, on view through March 23, results from a student seminar. The works on display include paintings, prints, sculpture and historical artifacts form 16th and 18th century Europe and colonial New York. Friends and family of the students will be invited to view their work at an opening reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. The public is also welcome. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

GEAR, located at 61-08 Myrtle Ave. near Fresh Pond Road in Glendale, will be hosting an emerging artists show and reception on Friday, Feb. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Email pattig213@aol.com for more information.

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, hosts a month-long series which includes 36 independent feature and short films by black filmmakers beginning in the 1970s, with personal appearances by director Haile Gerima and series curator Jacqueline Stewart from Feb. 2-24. Admission is $12. Visit movingimage.us for hours.

Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, celebrates its 75th anniversary and its Art Center celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gallery exhibit entitled “25/75: The Silver and Diamond Jubilees/ Then and Now,” on display from Feb. 7-March 22. This exhibition assembles recent work by 25 artists, one from each season since the Art Center’s 1988 inauguration and selected by its three curators.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, hosts a new art exhibition “Repetition in Design,” a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman, from through April 15. For more information call (718) 886-3800.

AUDITIONS

The Queens College Choral Society seeks new members for its Spring 2013 concert season, which will feature the performance of J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass on Saturday, May 18. Auditions for new members will take place from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Music Building Room 246, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:45 p.m. in room 270. Auditions consist of basic singing skills. No preparation is necessary. For further information visit qcchoralsociety.org. To schedule an audition contact James John, Music Director, at (718) 997-3818 or jmsjhn@aol.com

FSF Community Theater Group presents open auditions for “Let’s Hear It for Queens,” an original musical about the history and people of the borough of Queens, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Performances are on May 4, 5, 11 and 12. Seeking actors, dancers, singers and vocal impressionists. Email lordflibbit@aol.com for further information.

Theatre

Black Spectrum Theatre at the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center at 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, presents the world premiere of the play, DUMAS, the fascinating life of Alexandre Dumas, the author of “The Three Muskateers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo,” on Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 7-10. Admission is $25. Call Nena Rollins at (718) 723-1800 ext. 14.

On Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Black Spectrum Theatre, 177 Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, the SABC Performing Arts Ministry premiers a new stage play entitled “It’s Time To Take a Stand” for two performances only, at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission. Group discount rate available. Purchase 10 tickets and receive a 10 percent discount. For further information call (718) 723-8005 or email SABCPerformingArts@yahoo.com.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center will present “Survey,” a one-act play, on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. LaGuardia Community College is located at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Admission is free. For more information call (718) 482-5151 or visit lagcc.usny.edu/lpac or see the preview article in this Qboro.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center will host a bus trup to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center’s preview of “Black Stars of the Great White Way” on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The bus departs at 2 p.m. sharp from the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. See Audrey, Karen or Jackie or call (718) 456-2000 for tickets and information.

Film

The 1931 film “Little Ceasar,” starring Edward G. Robinson, will be presented on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th floor, Long Island City. It tells the story of a hoodlum who ascends the ranks of organized crime, and his inevitable downfall. This film is free. Call (718) 278-0700 for more information.

Music

On Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. Kaissa will blend African, reggae, jazz, R&B, makossa and Brazilian fusion in her performance at Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Call (718) 990-0700.

A “Salute to Israel” concert will be held on Sunday, Feb., 10 at 7 p.m. at LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College on Reeves Avenue and 150th Street. For tickets call (718) 776-3500. Tickets cost between $50 and $75.

Dino Rosi, international recording artist, sings in five languages on Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave. Call (718) 326-1390 for more information.

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will perform works by Schumann, Franck and Franz Mittler at a twilight concert at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and senior citizens). TDF vouchers are accepted. Call (718) 459-1277 or email dianamittler@aol.com for more information.

The Eddie Allen Quintet pays tribute to legendary trumpeters on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. with “Music from the Mind of the Trumpet” at Queens Library at Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. Call (718) 651-1100 for more information.

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside, 34-32 210 St., will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall on 35th Avenue and 210th Street. Call Steve at (718) 224-3052 for more information. Free parking.

Lecture

On Friday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. Regina Druz, MD, chief of nuclear cardiology at North Shore University Hospital-Manhasset will lecture on Women and Heart Disease at Forest Hills Hospital, 102-01 66 Rd. Contact the hospital at (718) 830-1964 or at tlehmann@nshs.edu for more information. This lecture is free.

A lecture entitled American Jewry and the Civil War will be presented by historian and author Bud Livingston on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Cake and coffee will be served after the lecture. Cost is $5 per person. Call (718) 459-1000 for more information.

Kevin Walsh presents a lecture, The VIllage of Astoria, a Forgotten New York, on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th floor, Long Island City focusing on Astoria Village, which is now vanishing quickly to new housing and development. Free to GAHS members, $5 to the public. Call (718) 278-0700 for more information.

CLASSEs

Registration opens on Friday, Feb. 1 for Kids With Cameras Making Movies at the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, for 10 kids ages 11 to 15. The five-week program, beginning Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m., is free but the Friends of Maple Grove are requesting a $10 registration fee to secure the reservation. Send fee to Friends of Maple Grove at Maple Grove Cemetery, at the same address. Call (347) 878-6614 to reserve.

Queens Library Enrich Your Life presents magic tricks workshops for teens on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. at Briarwood Library, 85-12 Main St., (718) 658-1680. Admission is free. Call your library for more information or visit queenslibrary.org.

A drum workshop for teens will be held on: Thursday, Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Rochdale Village library, 169-06 137 Ave., Jamaica. (718) 723-4440; Monday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. at Ridgewood library, 20-12 Madison St. (718) 821-4770; Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. at Queens Village library, 94-11 217 St. (718) 776-6800. Admission is free but space is limited. Call your local library to reserve or visit queenslibrary.org.

A series of classes, Expression in the Arts, will take place at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. featuring: “The Magic of Masks” with Leora Agron; “Knitting Scarves” with Reina Goodman (bring size 7 or 8 needles and yarn); “Story Writing-Telling” with Penny Cooper; “Beloved Yiddish Songs” with Mildred Pelton. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 per person. Call (718) 459-1000.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, announces the return of PERC, a club for retirees. Come meet and speak with others about what concerns you Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Free for members of the CQY. Nonmembers free for first session, then $2 per session. Call the Adult and Senior department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160 or 622 for more information.

CLASSEs

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.

A meeting of the Parashat and Haftarat Club of Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services. Discuss Torah portion Teruma with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. Lite bite will be served. No charge.

Qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be teaching the About Boating Safety class at Fort Totten in Bayside on Sunday, Feb. 17 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. Certification is required for boating in NJ waters and operating a PWC in the Tri-State waters. The fee is $65; learning materials included. Pre-registration is a must for driving a motor vehicle on the base at Fort Totten. For more information call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (347) 336-5866 or email 12-01@verizon.net. To register online and for more information visit uscgaux1201.org.

Italian Charities of American, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, announces Italian classes for beginners starting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 7-9 p.m. for 14 weeks. Price is $80 per adult. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information.

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.

The Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside, will host the author of “Greeks in Queens,” Christina Rozeas, on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. She will offer a presentation of her work and hold a book signing. General admission is $5, BHS members are free. Call (718) 352-1548, visit baysidehistorical.org or email info@baysidehistorical for more information.

Come to a Lunar New Year celebration at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., with the Momenta Quartet and Min Xiao-Fen on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 and 5 p.m. Cost is $15 for the general public, $10 for members, seniors and students with ID. Visit flushingtownhall.org or call (718) 463-7700 for more information.

A discussion with Ben Vereen, Lou Gossett, Jr., LeVar Burton and Leslie Uggams, moderated by Donald Thoms, will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. about the 1977 miniseries “Roots.” Tickets are $15 for the public, $9 for museum members, free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call (718) 777-6800 to reserve.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will host Saturday night dances on Feb. 9 and 23 and March 9 and 23 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information.

Human Growth Foundation, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone, will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk on Sunday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 113-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing. Individual and team registration is now open online at hgfound.org/stepupandwalk_event_registration.html.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Innovative SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers a wide array of programs and services including: healthy lunches, current events, diabetes self-management classes, yoga and the Reminiscence Groups. Receive information on benefits and entitlements or share your life story in a safe, private setting. For more information on classes and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.

The Atria Forest Hills, 112-50 72 Ave., welcomes older adults and family to several free events: Be My Valentine flute and piano concert with a dinner afterwards on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:15 p.m.; piano and harp performances by Olivia Lu on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m.; musical delight with Julliard students on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:15 p.m. Parking on request. Contact Bella Kirschner at (718) 261-5300.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood, welcomes seniors age 60 and older, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A food pantry is available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Other activities include daily hot lunch, mini-trips, daily exercise classes, monthly birthday parties and theme parties. The MetroCard van is at the Center on the fourth Thursday of every month. There will be a bus trip to Yonkers on Monday, Feb. 11. The next AARP defensive driving class is on Monday, Feb. 11. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Art classes are held every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, welcomes all seniors age 60+. Come and enjoy a healthy lunch from noon to 1 p.m., activities such as Wii sports, bowling, bingo, lap top 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.

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