An art exhibition with the Mardi Gras theme will run March 1-31 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
The Center for Culture, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, presents an art exhibit opening and free poetry reading featuring the works of Samantha on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at the APT Cafe on 176-09 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.
Ralph Weiss Photographs are on view through April 22 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Reception: Saturday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Small Works Members’ Exhibition runs through March 6 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Admission is free.
Continuing through April 24 the second of a two-part exhibition on the evolution of art will be on view at the Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Level Six, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will exhibit the photography of documentary photographer Audrey Gottlieb now through May 19. “Vignettes from the Queens Project” is a photo collection that celebrates the diversity of the Queens community.
The exhibit, “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” has been extended through March 4 at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. The work of the internationally renowned puppeteer, filmmaker and television pioneer is explored in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition which features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, props, video material and 15 iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert and Ernie. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday to 8 p.m. and weekends to 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, $6 for children 3-18.
Joseph LoGuirato’s sketched collection of historic structures around the city will run through June 30 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Call for hours: (718) 358-0067.
Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces that “Video<>Object,” will remain on view through March 18. It explores the relationships between video-art and narcissism. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday), and by appointment. For further information contact David Dorsky at (718) 937-6317 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Long Island City Works,” a photo exhibit by students, will run now through Feb. 29 at the LaGuardia Community College Gallery of Photographic Arts, in the college’s B-building, 3rd floor at 30-20 Thompson Ave., Long Island City. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra has openings in oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and bass sections. Auditions will be held during the regular rehearsals of the orchestra on Wednesday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Interested players should contact the conductor, Franklin Verbsky at (718) 374-1627 or (516) 785-2532.
St. Gregory’s Theatre Group presents Broadway’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (the revival) in Gregorian Hall, 244-44 87 Ave., Bellerose. Show dates are Feb. 24 at 8 p.m., Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors, $7 children if reserved in advance and an additional $2 if you buy at the door. Call (718) 989-2451 or email email@example.com.
“Tango 5 Senses” will be presented through March 18 at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, students and seniors $27, Fridays only $25. Call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.
Parkside Players at 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, presents the comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner” on Fridays, Feb. 24 and March 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 25 and March 3 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Admission is $14/$12 for seniors. For tickets call (718) 353-7388.
The Kupferberg Center and the QC Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance present a free performance of the Year of Turkey: Exploring Past, Present and Future on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in Goldstein Theatre.
Paul Yeon Lee, composer-in-residence at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., will perform “Scattered Wind” on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., free.
The Barry Harris Trio with a special appearance of the Barry Harris Jazz Chorus will perform on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Tickets are $40/32 members/$20 students. Call (718) 463-7000 ext. 222.
A concert tribute to Odysseus Elytis, the Nobel Prize winner in literature 1979, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Tony Bennett Concert Hall, 35-12 35 Ave. in Astoria. Tickets range from $25 to $45. For tickets call (718) 726-7329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will perform Smetana: Overture to the Bartered Bride; Haydn: Symphony #93 in D “The Bell”; Rossini: William Tell Overture and Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors citizens and students.
Su Zheng explores 150 years of Chinese music in NYC on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. It’s free.
A lecture on “How to Make Good Money During Bad Times,” featuring Byron Perry, Sherise Patterson and Hanif Russel will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. at Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-09 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Cost is $10.
Join World’s Fair historian Pierre Montiel for a look at “People at the Fair.” From those working behind the scenes at the rides and attractions to the visitors that enjoyed the fair, he will examine the influence the World’s Fair had on their lives on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Cost is $5 members/$8 nonmembers.
The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Feb 27. New members welcome.
Queens Best Toastmakers Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room, 79-01 Broadway.
You Gotta Believe, a community-based older child adoption agency, is looking for families who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more join the agency every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.
A beginner’s Hebrew class is held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 29 at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Registration required. Cost for nonmembers is $5 per session. Prepayment of 10 classes is $40. Free onsite parking. For more information call (718) 961-0030 or freesynagogue.org.
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center at 45-25 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing offers a series of computer classes geared towards seniors. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced computer user, there is a class for you. Sign up now for winter classes. For information call John at (718) 559-4329.
A class on how to look at modern art will run Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. through March 6 at the Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. The cost is $45.50 members, $56 nonmembers. Call (718) 268-5011, ext. 151.
Tai Chi classes sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation of NYC will run through Feb. 24, for people with arthritis or limited mobility, Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Cost is $25. Register at (718) 463- 7700 x222 or flushingtownhall.org.
Dance with instructions at the Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday, 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance social. Music by Sal Escott. Admission $10.
The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes, all mediums. Daytime and evening adult classes are offered Monday-Friday; daytime children’s classes are offered during the weekend. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Cost: $75 for adults, for four sessions, $75 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.
The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, offers classes in Greek folk dance for adults and teens every Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $20 monthly or $150 for the whole year. Bouzouki lessons are also available every Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. Registration is open to beginners as well as advanced players of all ages. Students are recommended to bring their own instruments to class. The fee is $40 to enroll and $60 monthly. For more information, call (718) 726-7329.
The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.
Italian Charities of America at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Italian classes˝for adults and children beginning this month. Adult classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Children’s classes are on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. The course is for 14 weeks. Price: adult – $80, children — $75 for first child, $50 for second and third child. Call (718) 478-3100.
Yoga with Lorain at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Drop in and start anytime. Six week series $60 members/ $80 nonmembers. Single class $15 members/ $20 nonmembers. Classes are held on Wednesdays, one at 6 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. The first class will be complimentary. Call (718) 263-7000 ext. 200.
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.
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. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.
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.
A community health fair will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 from 3-8 p.m. at Reality House, 34-51 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. RSVP Yvette Taylor, (212) 281-6004 ext. 311. Custom-designed services for Native Americans and veterans home from Iraq.
The Queens Alliance Baseball League and the Queens Kiwanis Baseball League have combined to provide recreational baseball, as well as tournaments in the RBI, Pony, Federation and Greater N.Y. Sandlot. Any teams or players looking to play baseball in a local competitive league can call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.
The Queens Counseling services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a mourning and bereavement group forming on March 3 to be held on Saturdays form 1-2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For further information call (718) 461-6393.
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.
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.
Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.
Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.
Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.
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.
Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.
The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, welcomes all seniors age 60 or above. Enjoy a daily healthy meal at noon. On Fridays there is a free lunch. They offer an array of activities such as bingo, movies, exercise, oil painting, yoga, line dancing classes, dancing to a live band, sing-a-longs, health presentations, blood pressure checks, and monthly birthday celebration and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. Meals-on-Wheels program is offered also. Call (718) 497-2908.
The Woodhaven Senior Center, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of activities and exercise classes including Wii sports, billiards, bingo, computer classes and monthly bus trips. For information, call Karen at (718) 456-2000.
The Samuel Field YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to teach a class in the older adult services or computer department. Applicants should have some experience either teaching or working in their field of interest, but those with a specific hobby they would like to share are welcome to apply. To volunteer, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 233.
The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. 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.
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.
A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, for area seniors.
United Hindu Senior Center, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park, offers free vegetarian lunch, health promotion, nutrition education, cards and games, mammograms and blood pressure screenings. In addition, we provide transportation for many seniors via bus. For more information, call (718) 323-8900.
Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 224-7888.
The Louis Armstrong House, the longtime home of the great musician Louis Armstrong, is a national historic landmark located on 107 St. in Corona. It is open to the public as a historic house museum and needs volunteers to assist in the Welcome Center. For information, contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or on the web: satchmo.net.