National Art League, Children’s Art Exhibition runs now through June 30 at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, presents “Behind the Screen,” the core exhibition will be ongoing. “City Glow” will be on view through July 17.
Queensborough Community College presents the exhibits: “Through the Eyes of Our Ancestors: African Art from the James and Marjorie L. Wilson Collection,” “I AMazon,” “Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit” and “Transitional Services for New York, Inc.” now through June 30 at QCC Art Gallery, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. For information, call (718) 631-6396.
An exhibition commemorating the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is now on view in the Barham Rotunda on the third floor of the Queens College Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, now through June 30.
Socrates Sculpture Park, at Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City presents the exhibit Vista, now through Aug. 7, during daylight hours.
“My Lovely Ladies: The Dried Floral Art of Natalie Carbone,” will be on view now through Aug. 21 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children. June is bride month. The museum will feature dolls dressed in bridal gowns.
Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.
Applebee’s, Councilman Leroy Comrie and Jamaica Groups will host a concert on Thursday, June 23 from 6-9 p.m. on Union Hall Street between Jamaica and Archer avenues in Jamaica. The concert will feature the New York College Blue Notes.
The Music Staff Swing Orchestra will be performing a free concert on Thursday, June 23 in Windmuller Park in Woodside, located at 39th Drive and 52nd Street at 6:50 p.m. The performance is sponsored by Woodside on the Move at the first of their summer series. The sextet, with a featured vocalist, will perform standard swing classics, for the audience’s listening and dancing pleasure.
Bayside Historical Society will present a free, outdoor concert featuring the Something Special Big Band on Sunday, June 26 at 6 p.m. on the great lawn of Fort Totten in Bayside overlooking Little Bay. Attendees can bring chairs, blankets and picnics.
New creativity and advanced painting workshop at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, with Pedro Pacheco, instructor. For advanced students who wish to develop their personal self expression, will meet Fridays, now through June 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $500. Contact Pacheco at (646) 546-2296. Also, fundamental and advanced drawing techniques with artist/instructor Eric March, will be held Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per class. To register, call (718) 361-0628.
Yoga in the park on Saturdays, now through June 25 at 9 a.m. at Little Bay Park (roller hockey rink), Bayside.
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten in Bayside, suggests preparing for the summer afloat by enrolling in one of their boating classes on June 26, July 17 or Aug. 14 at Fort Totten in Bayside. Pre-registration is required. Cost starts at $75. Contact Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or e-mail email@example.com.
A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Holy Family Church, 175-20 74 Ave., Flushing, on Saturday, June 25 form 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.
Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, offers cooking classes Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. now through June 28, with Chef Marlo Dublin, a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education’s Culinary Arts program and NYU’s Food Studies program. No experience necessary. Cost is $50 per class. Central Queens Y members receive a $10 discount. Space is limited, so register early. To register or for information, contact Lauren Fredston-Hermann at (718) 268-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga classes are now being held at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 76-11 37 Ave., Room 204, Jackson Heights. All levels are welcomed. Classes are held Saturdays, from 10-11 a.m. and Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Classes held during the week include, meditation, ayurvedic, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit language instruction. Minimum donation is $5. For information, call Rashid at (646) 912-1885 or Shree at (646) 417-2252.
Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, offers Israeli folk dancing on Mondays from 7:15-9:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $9 for members.
A summer flea market will be held Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing.
There will be a yard sale of all new items at the Pilgrim Congregational Church Parsonage, 102-35 89 Ave., Richmond Hill, on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Come and celebrate the diversity of reptiles and amphibians and arthropods from North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Madagascar at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Erik’s Reptile Edventure allows children of all ages the opportunity to see, touch and learn about the lives of these amazing animals. Participants will meet lizards, snakes, turtles, tree frogs, toads, salamanders and maybe even an American alligator. Cost is $10. On Sunday, June 26, APEC will host a tricky tray penny social fundraiser. Doors open at 2 p.m. Bidding begins around 2:30 p.m. Cost is $13 per adult or $25 for two adults, $8 per child ages 8-12 (no one under age 8). Admission gives you one sheet of 25 individual tickets to potentially win prizes in addition to door prizes. Pre-registration is required for both events. Call (718) 229-4000.
Family fun day at Fort Totten Parade Grounds on Saturday, June 25 from noon-3 p.m. The event will feature a fun afternoon of activities including games, crafts, medical screening, pet microchipping, demonstrations and more.
Come for a day of music, poetry and crafts for a summer solstice celebration on Sunday, June 26 at Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. The Quintet of the Americas will perform at 2:30 p.m. The day will feature the Fresh Meadows Poets in a public performance celebrating their 25th anniversary, as well as an appearance by Flora, drop-in origami table and other crafts and activities for children and adults. Space is limited: first come first served. Free with garden admission.
Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre is hosting a backyard barbecue fundraising gala on Sunday, June 26 from 5-8 p.m. at 66-85 73 Place, Middle Village. Cost is $25 per person, $10 for kids and includes raffles, prizes, networking and an opportunity to meet the dancers and artists. To RSVP, call (347) 2563-SLDT (7538).
St. Margaret’s Church at 66-10 80 St., Middle Village, will host a family carnival with rides, games, food and fun, now through June 26 form 7-11 p.m., 6-10 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
St. Gregory the Great will host its summer festival at 87th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bellerose now though June 26. Hours are 7-11 p.m.
For the first time the Kissena Park Civic Association is organizing an art competition in the park and invites people of all ages to participate. The competition is divided in three groups: under 12 years of age; 12-18 years; and 18 years and above. The time allocation for creating the art work is an hour and a half. The topic will be given on the day of the event, Saturday, June 25. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Use park entrance on 164th Street and Oak Avenue. A3 paper size will be supplied by KPCA. All other supplies and materials such as easels/boards, colors, pencils, brush, etc. and seating arrangements (blanket/chair) are participant’s responsibility. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on June 25 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.
The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, sponsors Wednesday Nite Rap for singles 45+ on June 29 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8.
Dancing Under the Stars will be held on Wednesdays, now through July 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Little Bay Park roller hockey rink, Bayside. Free ballroom dance lessons (first 45 minutes), dancing, music and fun.
Join the Walkers for Wellness Club at New Hope Lutheran Church of Jamaica. Under the guidance of a walking leader, you will walk two to three times each week at a comfortable pace. The club is open to walkers of all ages and abilities. The walking schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Weather permitting, meet at the church, located at 167-24 118 Ave.
The Kew-Forest-Woodside-Loitz Post 250, Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America and their Ladies Auxiliary have announced that Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi will be the speaker at their meeting on Sunday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. The meeting is open to the public. He will discuss redistricting in Queens County as it applies to the Assembly and state Senate.
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.
The Center for the Women of New York announces that it is now accepting registration for a new session of their Women’s Support Group. It meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793-0672.
Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 932-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.
SMART Recovery, a free self-help group dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.
If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one and are looking for a bereavement support group, come on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Rectory basement of Holy Family Church, 175-20 74th Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 969-2448. All losses, all denominations are welcome.
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.
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.
The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. with a suggested donation of 75 cents; lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: yoga, tai chi stretch, three dance groups (African, interpretive and line), chair exercise, choral group, crochet/knit (Mondays and Tuesdays), ceramic, art and camera class, quilting/sewing, Wii games, arts and crafts, conversational Spanish, book talk club, movie afternoons, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.
The Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA will offer computer classes every Thursday, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Classes include lessons on how to browse the Internet, set up an email account, use Microsoft Word and Excel and set up a JDate profile. Classes are $8 and must be signed up for in advance by calling the senior department at (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.
The Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., is now offering a new six-week “Enter 21st Century Advanced Computer Course” which trains seniors in five different computer programs, preparing them to enter the modern force or to just enhance their computer skills. Beginner computer skills necessary. Call Dina at (718) 894-3441 or visit the center.
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 Ridgewood Older Adult Center welcomes seniors age 60 and older. The center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of activities, classes, hot lunch daily, bingo, Wednesday night hot dinners, hot breakfast on Mondays and Thursdays, monthly bus trips and mini-trips, monthly birthday parties and theme parties. For further information, call the center at (718) 456-2000.
The Senior Theatre Acting Repertory is looking for a piano player, who is retired, to join the group. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at the Queens Village Public Library, 94-11 217 St., For more information, call the assistant director at (718) 776-0529.
The Police Athletic League is looking for volunteers to continue its mission of serving New York City’s young people by donating their time at PAL’s Edward Byrne Center in South Jamaica and PS 214 in Flushing. To become a volunteer, visit palnyc.org and click on Get Involved under the “About Us” tab for an application. Volunteers will go through an application process that includes an interview, screening and an orientation. For more information, contact Alexandria Sumpter-Delves, at (212) 477-9450, ext. 390.