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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:30 am


“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email david@dorsky.org or visit dorsky.org.

“Bridging the Gap”—Long Island City Artists will be on display at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from Thursday, June 27-Sunday, July 14, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. $5, members, students and Long Island City artists free. Visit flushingtownhall.org.


The Pioneer Ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica presents “Esther House,” a play about forgiveness, on Saturday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at 89-60 164 St., Jamaica. $5. Call (516) 223-2062 or (718) 528-3027.


The 19th annual Thalia Spanish Theatre’s free outdoors festival will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Thompson Hill Park/Noonan Playground, Greenpoint Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets, Sunnyside. Call (718) 729-3880.

Jamaica Drum Jam presents a West African Drum and Dance Circle at Queens Library-Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, on Saturday, June 15 from 2-3 p.m. Free and open to all ages. Call (917) 608-6805 or visit jamaicadrumjam.org.


Museum of Moving Image opens the June schedule of its film series See It Big! with a screening of “Ran,” an adaptation of “King Lear,” featuring an appearance by the film’s star Tatsuya Nakadai, on Saturday, June 15 at 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. The series will also include: Roberto Rossellini’s “Voyage to Italy,” Nicholas Ray’s “Bigger than Life,” Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” and “Mulholland Drive.” Free with museum admission ($12, $9 seniors and students). Call (718) 777-6877 or visit movingimage.us.

On Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Rego Park Jewish Center’s sisterhood will show the film “The Origin of the Israeli Philharmonic” starring Zubin Mehta, at 97-30 Queens Blvd. Free. Call (718) 459-1000.


The Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet will perform on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196 St., Hollis. $25. Call (718) 776-4646.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, announces the new season of its Music in the Garden concerts with Queens-based “Quintet of the Americas,” a woodwind ensemble, on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. in collaboration with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens. Free with Garden admission ($4).

Forest Park Rock Fest will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 1-5 p.m. at George Seuffert Bandshell on Forest Park Drive in Woodhaven. Free. Call (917) 689-9555.

The Aaron Copland School of Music Guerrilla Arts Ensemble will perform at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. $5. Call (718) 463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will host a concert starring the Avram Pengas Duo on Sunday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. featuring Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music. $10, $12 at the door. Call (718) 459-1000.

Flea Markets

Richmond Hill flea market is held on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117-09 Hillside Ave. Call (347) 709-7661 or visit richmondhillfleamarket.com.

American Martyrs Church, 79-43 Bell Blvd., Bayside, holds an indoor spring fair/flea market on Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 464-4582.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is sponsoring the Kew Gardens spring flea market on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain date June 22, with Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue offering dogs and cats for adoption from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St. All vendor fees benefit JHMC pediatrics department. Call (718) 359-0541.

A one-day-only, summer treasure, bake and book sale will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Call (718) 847-2649.

The Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood, hosts an outdoor flea market and fun day on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 821-4770.


Hollis Presbyterian Church, Sons of Encouragement presents a special conversation with jazz giants of Queens, Bill Jacobs, Steven Kroon, George Cables and Onaje Allen Gumbs on Friday, June 7 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 100-50 196 St., Hollis. Call (718) 776-4646.


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.

There will be Queens Public Hearings on allocation of federal funding to combat poverty and support community-based programs, held at Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway, on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (212) 676-8208.

VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone, holds its monthly meeting on Monday, June 10 at 8 p.m. The Vietnam Veterans of America Post 32 holds their monthly meeting on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at the same address.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: “Insects — Story Time Safari” on Sunday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. to noon, for ages 5-9. $18 per child; “Toddler Adventure Hour — Baby Animals” on Sunday, June 9 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. for ages 18-36 months with parental participation, for $16 per child; Be an animal care trainee on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, for ages 8-12, $21 per person; and June star safari on Saturday, June 15 from 8-10 p.m. for ages 7 and older; $12, $7 for children ages 7-12. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Help out with chores and enjoy some fun and games when finished at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 3 p.m. Free. Call (718) 206-0545.

There will be a family workshop with sun printing at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. $20 per parent and one child, $10 each additional child. All proceeds to Long Island City Artists. Visit flushingtownhall.org.


Watercolor classes at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. All techniques, beginners to advanced. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per session. Call (718) 969-1128.

Foundations in Astronomy workshop series will be offered on Sundays, June 9, 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $50 for series. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Join published author Laurie Graff for a special one-night writing workshop on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Preregistrtion required. Call (718) 268-5011 ext. 621 or email pleff@cqy.org. Suggested donation $5.

There will be coed mixed-level line dancing for adults at Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Cambria Heights, on Saturdays, June 15 and July 6 and 20 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and a social dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100. Cost is $10.

Special Events

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., hosts a singles social and dance for singles over 45 from 2-6 p.m. on Sundays, June 9, July 21 and Aug. 18. $10. Call (718) 897-6255.

On Monday, June 17 at 1 p.m. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, will host a film, “The Territory,” about Soviet Jews as West Bank settlers, with a talk by the director. $6 donation. Call (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or visit cqy.org.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts a knitting circle on Monday, June 17 from 6-8 p.m. for adults only. $5. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000.

Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, 84-20 Jamaica Ave., hosts a free poetry workshop every third Tuesday, until Monday, Dec. 16. Email cabbz@aol.com.

Afternoon Composting: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off at the Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Call (718) 721-2462.

Special Events

On Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m., Murder By Marriage, a comedy-murder-mystery dinner show, will be held at Riccardo’s, 21-01 24 Ave., Astoria. $45. Call (718) 721-7777.

Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance announces a walking tour of Sunnyside Gardens. The tour meets Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. by the flagpole in J.V. Daniels Park, 52nd Street between Roosevelt and 43rd avenues in Sunnyside. $20. Call (646) 298-8669.

A spring fling car show and blood drive will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 56-18 69 St. Call (917) 682-5362. Free.

The Latin American Cultural Center presents the Career in the Visual Arts Program closing ceremony including an art exhibition and reception on Saturday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Arrow Park and Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria. Free. RSVP to (718) 261-7664 or laccq@aol.com.

A wellness fair will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 1-5 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 114-26 Mexico St., St. Albans. $5 donation for those 12 and older. Call (917) 837-1139.

Community Shabbabeque on Friday, June 14 at 6:15 p.m. with Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, Lake Success Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Center, being hosted at Lake Success Jewish Center at 354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck. No charge for dinner but RSVP required at (718) 224-0404.

St. Michael’s World Apostolate holds its 43rd Anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at Flushing Meadows Corona Park with prayers for peace in the world and a candlelight ceremony. On Sunday, June 16 the celebration continues with a $50 banquet at LaGuardia Marriott at noon. Call (718) 359-3908 or visit smwa.org/43rd.

All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunnyside has its annual Strawberry Fair on Saturday, June 15 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 46th Street between Queens Boulevard and 43rd Avenue. Call (718) 784-8031.

St. Gregory the Great School, 244-44 87 Ave., Bellerose, hosts its annual Gregorian summer festival from June 20-30. Free. Call (718) 347-3707.

The Jackson Heights car, truck and motorcycle show will take place on Sunday, June 23 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at 33-50 69 St. Call (917) 682-5362 or visit eccatoysfortots.org. Free.

There will be a 5K walk/run health forum, sponsored by Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation, starting from Queens Faith Temple Church, 217-03 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica at 8 a.m. on Sunday June 23 ending at Roy Wilkins Park at 2:30 p.m. Call (917) 373-8434, (347) 233-1069, (917) 568-3624 or (347) 463-8793.


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. Movies, Fridays at 12:45 in June: “Lincoln,” June 7, and “Les Miserables,” June 21. Open house, June 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 224-7888.

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.

Coed mixed-level line dance sessions geared to the mature adult at least 60 years of age are being held at Robert Couche Adult Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens, with the current session ending July 9. Each session is on a Tuesday from 1:40-2:50 p.m. $20 for the series. Call (718) 978-8352.

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 Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, hosts dancing to live music, bingo, blood pressure screening, chair yoga, monthly theme parties, oil painting, movies and much more. Lunch served daily at noon. Requested donation is $1.50. Meals on wheels is delivered for homebound seniors. Call (718) 497-2908.

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.

The Innovative SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers Lunch and Learn Cinema Talk: A film series discussion group on Tuesdays, June 11, 25, July 9 and 23 between 12:30 and 4 p.m. $7.50 per class or $25 for the series. Call (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.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, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

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