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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:30 am


“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.

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.


“Fiddler on the Roof,” ICC Theater in Douglaston, 7200-7250 Douglaston Pkwy. Thurs.-Sat., July 24-26, 8 p.m.; $40 VIP seating, $25 general admission. Tickets: (516) 205-8169,thejosephinefoundation.org.

Shakespeare in the Garden, by Hip to Hip Theatre Co. “Cymbeline”: Wed., July 30, 7 p.m. “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.


“Music in the Garden,” concert series at the Queens Botanical Garden to feature violinist Alicia Svigals, Sun., July 27, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., free. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy on the Oak Allee, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Info: (718) 886-3800 ext. 330.

Live at the Gantries Concert Series, Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Road, Long Island City, every Tue., 7 p.m. July 29: Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse, reggae/ska music; Aug. 5: And You and I, progressive rock music; Aug. 12: Zikrayat, Arabic music & dance. Info: (718) 786-6385.

St. John’s University 16th Annual Great Lawn Summer Concert, featuring Willie Martinez, La Familia Sextet and members of Queens Symphony Orchestra. Wed., July 30, 7 p.m., free. University Great Lawn, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica.

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2014 Waterfront Concert Series, every Thurs., 7:30 p.m., free. July 31: Motor City Revue; 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.

14th annual Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Concert, Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Committee & Sunnyside Shines BID, Queens Blvd. & 46th St., under the Sunnyside Arch, Sat., Aug. 2, 2-7 p.m. 1920s costume contest. Free.

“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.


Young Dancemakers Company, 17 teens from NYC public high schools choreograph and dance to their own works, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Sun., July 27, at 1 p.m. Free, reservations recommended. Contact: (718) 329.7300, ext. 3358, aliceteirstein@gmail.com.


Classic Monster Film Fridays, Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. at 153 St., Jamaica. “Godzilla” (1954): 8:19 p.m. July 25; “Alien”: 8:04 p.m. Aug. 8; “The Thing” (1982): 7:55 p.m. Aug. 15. Free. Info: greg.mays@abetterjamaica.org, (718) 657-2605.

Family Movie Thursdays, St. Albans Park, Merrick Blvd. at Sayres Ave., beginning at dusk. “Cool Runnings”: July 24; “Back to the Future”: July 31; “Star Trek”: Aug. 7. Free. Info: greg.mays@abetterjamaica.org, (718) 657-2605.


Grant Wade Jonathan, Tuscarora Raised Bead Art Tradition, Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, Sun., July 27, 2 p.m., exhibit thru Aug. 30. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.


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

Neighborhood Cats: Trap-Neuter-Return, certification workshop on catching street cats, preventing pregnancy and releasing them. Sat., July 26, 11 a.m., Queens Library at Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison St. Suggested donation: $15. Info/required preregistration: neighborhoodcats.org, (212) 662-5761.

New York State Safe Boating Class, qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors, Flotilla 12-01, Fort Totten, Bayside, Sun., July 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8-hour course, $65 pp. Registration required for entry & parking at Fort Totten. Info: Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866, Flotilla (347) 669-4460, uscgaux1201.org/unit_classes.html.

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.

Co-ed mixed level line dance for adults, open to all levels, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Aug. 2, 16, Sept., 6, 20, 9:30-10:55 a.m. $10 per session. Bring water & towel. Info: (646) 229-0242, bof115@yahoo.com.


Summer Festival, free popcorn, candy, music, balloons, sand art. Sat., July 26, A Sprinkle of Fun, 79-05 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Info: (718) 381-3334.

“Fairytale Festival,” Sat., July 26 at 12 p.m. Come meet fairytale favorites, including Elsa, Cinderella and Peter Pan at the Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; $6. More information: (917) 825-7418.

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.

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.

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.

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.


36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Fri.-Sun., July 25-27. Fri.- gates open 6 p.m.; performance 7-10 p.m. Sat.- gates open 10 a.m.; performances: 12-5 & 7-10 p.m. Sun.- gates open 10 a.m.; performance 12-5 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children; $15 adults all-weekend pass, $7 children. Free parking. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

“An Evening of Poetry, Drumming and Jamaican Folk Music,” Thurs., Aug. 7, 6 p.m. Audience gets to participate in folk songs and percussion techniques; participants should bring drums or percussion instruments. Free. Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.

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 Turnpike, Kew Gardens Hills, $5. Entrance fee: $25 for amateur males, $30 for pros and $10 for women. Info: nycarms.com.


Blood drive, Sat., July 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91 Ave., Woodhaven. RSVP requested (leave name on answering machine): (718) 849-1153.

Free dental implant seminar, Sun., July 27, 11 a.m-2 p.m, Steinway Family Dental Center, 32-50 Steinway St., Astoria. Call to reserve, space is limited, (718) 728-3314.

Free breast cancer screenings, American-Italian Cancer Foundation, Wed., July 30, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Queens County Savings Bank, 37-97 103 St., Corona, appointment req’d. Info: (877) 628-9090.

Free lung cancer screenings, Forest Hills Hospital, Weds., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 102-01 66 Road. Scan takes about five minutes and uses low-dose radiation. Appointment req’d. Info: (855) 375-5864.

Queens Pride House Book Fest 2014, Tues., Aug. 5, 7-9 p.m., the organization’s first multi-author, book-related event. 76-11 37 Ave., Jackson Heights. Info: queenspridehouse.org.

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

Greenmarkets — Socrates Sculpture Park:Vernon Blvd. & Broadway, Long Island City, every Sat., through Nov. 22, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Info: grownyc.org/socratesgreenmarket. Astoria: 14 St., between 31st Ave. & 31st 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.

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wed. of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

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, outdoors, Aug. 3, 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.


Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Do you provide help to a family member, friend or neighbor? Could you use some help yourself? Free support services. Contact: Anne Attanas, LMSW, (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

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.

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