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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:30 am


“Queens Surface” photography exhibition, through Aug. 28, weekdays, Flushing Queens Library, 41-17 Main St. Free. Information: Michelle Cheikin, m@michellecheikin.com, (917) 669-0877.


Douglaston Community Theatre, comedy, “The Second Time Around,” Monday, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 20, 7:30 p.m., Zion Episcopal Church Hall, Church Street, 1 block north of Northern Boulevard, off Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Call Marilyn Welsher, (516) 623-3692.

The Queens College Choral Society, Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts” and Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” Queens College music building, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., room 246, Wednesdays, Aug. 21, Sept 4, 6-8:30 p.m.; Aug. 28, Sept. 11, 6-7:15 p.m. Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45 p.m. beginning Aug. 28. Call (718) 997-3818.

The Bayside Glee Club, a male chorus, fall rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Church, 214-33 40 Ave., Bayside. Men who love singing are invited to join. Call (718) 961-6852.

The Community Singers of Queens, rehearsals for winter concert in December, Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing, Monday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Call (718) 658-1021.


The First String Players, uproarious comedy “Play On!” Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m., $10, Our Lady of Mercy, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills, Juno Street entrance. Contact: (718) 268-6143; firststringplayers@gmail.com.

The 1st annual UNFringed festival, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, through Aug. 24. Information: info@secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.


Peter and Will Anderson Sextet in concert, Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107 St., Corona, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. Advance tickets, $18 include a historic house tour pass good for six months; purchase online at louisarmstronghouse.org, $20 at door.

2013 Waterfront Concert Series, Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool, Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. “The Lightyears.” Contact: (718) 728-7820 or centralastoria.org.

Chinese flute recital, Mr. Yuyan Xu and His Students, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Saturday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m. Free.

New City ‘s 2013 Street Theater tour of “Sanitation or Off the Grid,” an operetta, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Travers Park, 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th streets, Jackson Heights. Free.


Movies at Cunningham Park, 193rd street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Thursdays, starting at 8 p.m.: Aug. 15, “North by Northwest;” Aug. 22, “Les Miserables;” Aug. 29, “Kinky Boots.” Free.

The Chain NYC Film Festival through Aug. 18 at the Chain Theatre, 21-28 45 Road, Long Island City. Cost $10. Contact (646) 580-6003 or visit chainfilmfestival.com.

Movie night in Astoria Park, great lawn, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool, Monday, Aug. 19, “Annie”; Monday, Aug. 26, “Juno,” both at 8:30 p.m. Free. Contact: (718) 728-7820 or centralastoria.org.

Flea Markets

The Ridgewood Youthmarket, an urban farmstand supplied by local farmers and operated by youths to provide fresh healthy foods to the community, intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues, Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. until November 23.


AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

2013 Bay Terrace Community Alliance, Meet the Candidates Night, 13-00 209 St., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Over 30 candidates running for mayor, comptroller, public advocate and city council member for the 19th Council District invited. Visit facebook.com/bayterrace.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: hiking club monthly meetings, Mondays, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Adults only. Membership Required. Contact: (718) 229-4000 or alleypond.com.


Blood Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Ages 17+, 16 with signed consent from parent. Appointment recommended, walk-ins welcome. Contact: (718) 229-4000 ext. 214, email emcglinchey@alleypond.com, visit alleypond.com.

For Kids

Play4Autisim, programs for kids on the Autism Spectrum: “Kidz Into Action” street hockey program, Fridays in August, Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard between Lutheran Avenue, 71st Street and Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Martial arts class, Tiger Schulman’s Martial Arts, 73-25 Woodhaven Blvd., Glendale, Thursdays to Aug. 22, martial arts gear available for $50. Small registration free for both programs. Contact: Grey Vasicek, greg@play4autism.org, (718) 894-3400.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Wet and Wild, Saturday, Aug. 17, ages 3-4; Saturday, Aug. 24, ages 5-7; 1:30-3 p.m., $18, enjoy the water at APEC, water tables, sea shell and fish games, live sand and water animals, wet and wild craft, snack. Young Chefs—Lunch Italian Style, Saturday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m.-noon, ages 8-12, $24, Italian music, homemade garlic Parmesan bread, fresh caprese salad. Young Discoverers — Watching Weather, Saturday, Aug. 24 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12, $24; learn what causes the weather and how it affects us, who studies the weather and instruments they use, hands-on learning, snack included. Preregistration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000 or alleypond.com.


Summer Sunrise Yoga, Wednesdays in August, 6-7:15 a.m., BambooMoves, 107-40 Queens Blvd., Suite 206, Forest Hills. Donation $5. Information: Melissa Seigel (347) 684-0451.

Free hour-long yoga classes at: Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Ave. N, Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.; Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Rd., Long Island City, Sunday, Sept. 8 5:30 p.m. Call the Yoga Room at (718) 274-0255.

Coed mixed-level line dancing for adults, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Saturdays, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

Queens Arts Fund information session, about grants available for artists and nonprofits, Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave., entrance on 37th Street, Astoria. Contact Katie Tuff, ktuss@queenscouncilafts.org, (347) 505-3019. Free.

About Boating Safety class, qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, held at Fort Totten, Totten Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, Sundays, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. $65. Pre-registration a must. Call Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, 53-37 72 St., offers toddler playgroups in September, children 3 and under. Call (718) 335-6049.

Special Events

Demonstrations of crafts from the 1800s, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16, 17, noon-4 p.m., King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. kingmanor.org/events.

Festival de La Flores, Sunday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m., the children’s playground at 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, hosts Colombian floral artists and their works on Aug. 16 and 17 and Aug. 20 to 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18, Myrtle Avenue Festival sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond Road and Forest Avenue, noon-6 p.m. Call (718) 444-6028.

Special Events

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, August, 26, September 9, 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults, $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit.; Star Safari Astronomy Adventure, Saturday, Aug. 17, 8-10 p.m., adults, children ages 7 and up with participating adult, $16, star gazing with astronomer Mark Freilich; Scientifically Speaking—Discovering our Pond, Saturday, Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m., adults and children ages 9 and up with a participating parent, $24. Explore the pond using waders, nets and other tools, learn to identify creatures and test chemical components. Preregistration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or alleypond.com.

Live music and comedy show to benefit Hope for the Children, Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., 90-21 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village. $12.50-$25. Contact Danielle Cocchi, daniellec@amyleo.com, (631) 707-5994.

Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, collecting for Annual White Elephant Fundraiser in October; donations dropped off at 84th Street entrance to school, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-6636.

The Whitestone School for Child Developmen, free tours of the school and speech screenings by licensed speech therapists, Aug. 21, 22, 28, 29, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Schedule an appointment at (718) 746-6555.

St. Josaphat’s leisure club trip to Aqueduct Casino, $25, Thursday, Aug. 29. Contact: Joy, (917) 921-7631. Meets at the church, 34-32 210 St., Bayside.

International Poetry Festival, Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. Poetry readings in Bengali, Catalan, English, Italian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Sicilian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and Yiddish; music and dance presentations; art contest for children ages 5-13.


The CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horrace Harding Expy., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Both kosher and nonkosher lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a $2 contribution. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Much more. Contact (718) 225-1144.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and other latest gadgets; and Microsoft Excel (separate class); fitness classes in Zumba, aerobics, line dancing, chair and mat yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, daily meals and more). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; free computer classes, Mondays at 12:30 p.m.; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

The Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137 St., Flushing, offers ballroom dancing, Mondays, Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to noon; tai chi, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to noon; English as a second language, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. to noon; Ping Pong, exercise and mahjong, Mondays though Fridays. Call (718) 961-3660.

Computer classes are being held at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; topical club, Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness and “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Plus music appreciation, current events discussions, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. Call (718) 224-7888.

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, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.


Bereavement groups for the loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call Pamela Leff: (718) 268-5011 ext. 621.

Gay andJewish siblings of Gay and Jewish Victims of Domestic Homicide/Violence meets in Forest Hills. All are welcome. Call (917) 561-4252.

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