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Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

AES Gallery, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, presents, “Amusements” a group exhibition featuring works by Jonathan Pearlman, Caragh Spring and Ralph Nixon, now through July 24th. Opening reception will be held Friday, July 16 from 6-8 p.m.

Priscila De Carvalho’s (In)visible Cities will be on display now through Aug. 21 at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. for ages 5 and up. For information and gallery hours, call (718) 658-7400 or visit jcal.org.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, presents Asiatique, an exhibition of Nina Kuo’s paintings, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. now through Sept. 1.

Queens Historical Society presents For Love of the Games: A History of Sports in Queens., at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Free The exhibit will run through the summer. Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, is open to the public. Come see the International Doll Exhibit. Exhibit hours are Wednesday-Friday and Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

THEATRE

Maggie’s Little Theatre presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” on Saturday, July 17 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m.; and Friday, July 16 at 8 p.m. at St. Margaret Parish Hall, 66-15 79th Place, Middle Village. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for children 11 and younger. For reservations, call (646) 645-3422 or visit maggieslittletheater.org.

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is hosting Queens’ first international theater festival featuring a lineup of world premiere original works by eight directors and playwrights form six countries. The nine-day festival begins Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Ticket are $15, $10 for students for a single program; and $20, $15 for students for both programs. For tickets and information, call (718) 482-5151.

MUSIC

The Caribbean Music Festival will be held every Thursday during the month of July in downtown Jamaica. York College Blue Notes will perform on July 15; the York College Big Band will perform on July 22; and York College Summer Jazz Program will perform on July 29 from 5-7 p.m. at Queens County Supreme Court.

Family Day featuring Baby Loves Salsa and DJ Nickodemus Spins for Kids, will be held on Sunday, July 18 at 5 p.m. at Travers Park, 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights.

Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., presents a free concert by internationally known artists Hisaya Sato, violinist and Albert Lotto, pianist on Sunday, July 18 at 3 p.m.

Fresh Meadows Concerts will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Oak Grove, 194th Street and 64th Avenue Circle. On July 20, The Susan D Band will perform. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and food.

Flushing Town Hall presents its Summer Garden Concert II featuring Adichie and the Afro Jungle Jazz Band and Dancers on Sunday, July 25 at 2 p.m. Dance lessons will be held before the concert at 1:15 p.m. Free. Limited seating available, or bring a lawn chair. Rain location: Flushing Town Hall Theater.

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, will hold Warm Up 2010, a outdoor music series, Saturdays, now through Sept. 4 from 2-9 p.m. On July 17, Air France/Something In Construction/Sincerely Yours, Gothenburg, Sweden, DJ set; Ratatat/XL Recordings, New York, DJ set; and a performance by ARP/Smalltown Supersound/RVNG Intl, USA, will be featured. Admission is $15 and includes access to all exhibitions and Warm Up. MoMA members are free with valid membership card. Long Island City residents free with proof of residency.

FOR KIDS

Wildlife Theater, a zoo-based theater company uses drama, puppetry, games and songs to educate and entertain, will be held on Monday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Rochdale Park, New York Boulevard and 134th Avenue in Jamaica.

Nego Gato, rich African and Brazilian influenced rhythms and dances, will be held on Tuesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd streets, in Jamaica.

PuppetMobile: “Sleeping Beauty,” will be held on Tuesday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at Raymond O’Connor Park, Corporal Kennedy Street and 32nd Avenue in Bayside.

Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz, an interactive journey through jazz will be held on Thursday, July 22 at 10 a.m. at Queensbridge Park, 41st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City.

Queens Parks, Bike New New York and Friends of Cunningham Park will host a free cycling program for kids ages 8-14 Monday through Thursday, now through Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Cunningham Park, 193rd Street and Aberdeen Road in Fresh Meadows.

YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, is offering basic Chinese classes for children ages 6-11 and adults who would like to learn Chinese, now through Aug. 20. Adults classes will be held on Fridays, from 9:30-11 a.m.; kids classes will be held Thursdays, from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $70 for members, $100 for nonmembers.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Queens Museum of Art presents its free Target Passport Fridays 2010: Colombia and Ecuador on July 16 from 6:30-10 p.m. at Flushing Meadows Park. Enjoy live dancing from Estampas Negras, Colombian Folkloric Dance Group. Music from Ecuadorian Hip Hop outfit GeoPro joins poets from ACES, followed by a performance by Diego Obreg—n and Grupo Chonta; and the films “We Paint Houses, With Paint!/¡Se pinta casas, con pinta!,” “Guarida/The Hideout” and “FreKuencia Kolombia.”

The Queens Country Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, is offering a dinner in the fields, family style, on Tuesday, July 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. It will include dinner, a hayride, an animal feeding and a repurpose/re-use farm craft for children. Cost is $70 for adults and $20 for children. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, welcomes the Wolf Conservation Center and their arctic gray wolf, Atka on Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 per person — non-refundable. Ages seven and up welcome with an adult. Under age seven is not permitted. Space is limited. For advance registration, call (718) 229-4000, ext. 0. Erik’s Reptile Edventure, the world of reptiles and amphibians, will be presented on Saturday, July 24 at 2 p.m. at APEC. Admission is $10 per person. For ages five and up only. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This interactive presentation allows children of all ages the opportunity to see, touch and learn about the lives of these amazing animals. Call (718) 229-4000. Also, a tricky tray social fundraiser will be held on Sunday, July 25. Doors open at 2 p.m., drawing starts around 2:30 p.m. RSVP to APEC at (718) 229-4000. Admission is $12 per person and gives you one sheet of 25 individual tickets and a chance to win door prizes.

St. Agnes Academic High School, 13-20 124th St., College Point, home of the 2010 CHSAA cheerleading champions, will hold a Summer Cheerleading Clinic for 7th and 8th grade girls to be held at St. Agnes, Monday-Aug. 9-Friday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $75. For information, contact Mrs. Susan Nicoletti at (718) 353-6276, ext. 12.

Free soup kitchen/hot lunch from noon-2 p.m. every second Saturday of every month. All are welcome. Non-denominational event at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

A Kosher wine tasting and film screening will be held on Thursday, July 22 at Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St. The film “Sideways” will start at 7:30 p.m. followed by wine tasting at 9:45 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. RSVP to (718) 278-2680 or astoriacenter.org.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on July 24 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

FLEA MARKETS

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a flea market on Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Salvation Army, 69-23 Cypress Hills St., Ridgewood, will hold a flea market on Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

REUNION

St. Sebastian’s School in Woodside, is planning a 50 year reunion for the class of 1960. It will be held on Sept. 25 in the parish center. If you would like to attend or know someone from the class of 1960, email carolhart1947@gmail.com.

CLASSES

An astronomy class with Mark Freilich will be held on Saturday, July 17 at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $12 per adult, and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout information packet). Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given on Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 175-20 74th Ave., Flushing. Cost is $45. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720.

You Gotta Believe, an adoption agency, offers free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162nd St., Jamaica. For information, call (718) 372-3003. The next classes will be held July 18 and 25.

A boating safety class will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten, Bayside on Sundays, July 25 and Aug. 22 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This one-day class will cover various aspects of safe boating for power boats, sail boats and personal watercraft. The fees are $100 for adults and $50 for children under 16. Pre-registration a must. For more information, call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (646) 418-1239, or email 12-01@verizon.net.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at the Corpus Christi Church, 31-30 61st St., Woodside, on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (718) 278-8114. The cost is $45.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, is offering summer ESOL classes, now through Aug. 13, twice a week. Fee is $100. For information, call (718) 353-4553.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a dance with instruction every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m. A dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10.

The Middle Village Adult Center at 69-10 75 St., Middle Village offers courses in computer training for senior citizens. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are offered. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1 and 5 p.m. Learn on state of the art computers with a professional teacher. No previous experience necessary. Call (718) 894-3441 or visit the center.

HEALTH

Stay Fit, Have Fun, a series of free fitness activities, will be held at Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223rd Street and 148th Avenue, Springfield Gardens, Saturdays, July 17-Aug. 28 from 9:15-10:30 a.m.; and Fridays Aug. 20 and 27 from 7:30-9 p.m. Capoeira will be taught on July 17. Learn the basics of martial arts form from ancient Brazil with Eric Fungo. A yoga class will be held on July 24 with Beth McFarlane. Improve your health and flexibility. Bring a mat. Pilates will be held on July 31 with Beth McFarlane. Exercise, develop flexibility and tone. Bring a mat.

The Whitestone School for Child Development is conducting ongoing free speech screenings for children ages 2 1/2-4 1/2 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call (718) 746-6555.

MEETINGS

The Friendship Club, for couples and singles meets at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. Forest Hills on Mondays at 7 p.m. Call Shira or Lisa with questions about this program at (718) 268-5011, ext. 621 or Lena at (718) 592-0178. Cost is $4 for members, $6 for nonmembers.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Queens Community Center Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, is offering a bereavement support group, beginning Thursday, now through July 29 at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, call (718) 268-5960.

Gam-Anon is a 12 step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call the Gam-Anon hotline number at (877) 664-2469.

The Queens Counseling Services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announce bereavement groups forming in late June and/or July to be scheduled during weekdays in Flushing at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd. For information, call (718) 461-6393.

Obsessive compulsive anonymous meetings will be held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Church, Felly Hall, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

Celebrate recovery support group meets every Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164th St., Jamaica, from 6:30-8 p.m. For information, call (718) 526-4775, ext. 10.

Pain management support meeting sponsored by the Jirut Foundation, held the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Christian Church, 113-02 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica.

SMART Recovery, a free self help group based on cognitive behavioral concepts dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems are meeting on Sunday, at 11:30 a.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, in Rego Park. For information, call (212) 631-1198.

VOLUNTEERS

YWCA of Queens in Flushing is looking for several volunteers for the summer and fall ESL classes who are passionate about improving participants’ English proficiency so that they may become better assimilated into American culture and lead more fruitful lives. Interested candidates can email resumes to Caihe Yang at caiheyang@ywcaqueens.org or call (718) 353-4553.

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