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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:30 am


Queens Historical Society presents “Permanent Residence: Uncovering the Cemeteries of Queens” through April at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave. in Flushing. Call (718) 939-0647, ext. 17 or email info@queenshistoricalsociety.org

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: “Contested Territories,” that will remain on view through Jan. 6, 2013. Contested Territories is an exhibition that explores the interaction of the city and society in an age of conflict. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows/Corona, presents ReGeneration, opening Saturday, Oct. 27 through Jan 12. Ten artists will present their interpretations of cultural sustainability.

“Three Generations” features the works of three generations of the Aguilera family — artists Raphael, Florencio and Chencho. Their paintings and drawings capture the history of Ayamonte, Spain from 1903 to the present day. The exhibit is on display at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 225-05 56 Ave. in Bayside and will continue through Jan. 5. For more information visit the website at QCCArtGallery@qcc.cuny.edu or call (718) 631-6396.


STAR is looking for actors to audition for established senior repertory company. Call (718) 776-0529.

Auditions for Theatre By The Bay’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. For more information call the Temple office at (718) 428-6363 or visit theatrebythebayny.com

The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.


Douglaston Community Theatre presents a heartfelt comedy about friendship, “The Dixie Swim Club,” at 8 p.m. on Fridays Nov. 2, 9; Saturdays Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 28 and Saturday Nov. 3 at Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 44th Avenue entrance off Douglaston Parkway. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID. Call (718) 482-3332 to reserve.

See “Macbeth Did It” on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St. Entrance on Luke Place. Tickets are $16 or $14 for seniors and students with ID. Call (347) 358-8102 or visit theatretime.org

Theatre By The Bay presents “Hello, Dolly!” on Saturdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Nov. 4, 11, and 18 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and children 12 and under. For more information or to make reservations visit the website at theatrebythebayny.com or call (718) 428-6363.


Dance Into Light has completed “Lifefull” which will be shown on Nov. 3 at 8:30 p.m. at Green Entropy, Inc. Green Space, 37-24 24 St., #301 in Long Island City. Call (718) 956-3037 for more information.

Sign up for the Aradzani Dance Workshop and learn how to dance various Armenian folk dances on Nov. 3 form 7-9 p.m. at the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, 209-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside. Cost is $15 if payment is made by Oct. 28 or $20 by the door. For more information contact office@holy-martyrs.org

The Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Colombia de fiesta with Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez and his Band on Friday, Nov. 9 through Dec. 9 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, students and seniors are $27. Friday tickets are $25. Call (718) 729-3880.

Fertile Ground, at 37-24 24 St., #301 in Long Island City, will hold its next performance on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. It is a new works showcase for emerging and established artists which features six choreographers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine and cheese moderated by Green Space’s artistic director, Valerie Green.


A Queens Jewish community-wide free concert, entitled Shirathon 4, with noted area cantors, choirs and accomplished singers will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, 193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh Meadows.

Flea Markets

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to run its outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

A flea market will be held at Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 3, PS/IS 113, 87-33 79 Ave., Glendale, hosts a craft/vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Queens Library will hold lectures on the prevention, detection and treatment of common cancers on Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Queens Village, 94-11 217 St. The lectures are free with pre-registration. Call (718) 464-0084 or (718) 776-6800 to pre-register.


A schizophrenics anonymous self-help support group will be held on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call (718) 896-3400 for more information. The group is free.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $7 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

Senior speed dating with a twist entitled “How Well Do You Know Your Neighbor” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 1:15-2:30 p.m. at Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Cost is $5 for CQY and FFMJC members and $8 for nonmembers. Bring your own Kosher lunch.

Ozone Park AARP Chapter 4163 meets the last Tuesday of the month at noon at Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., Ozone Park. Monthly guest speakers and enjoyable trips. The next meeting will be on Oct. 30. New members are welcome.


There will be a nature-inspired creative writing workshop on Monday, Nov. 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $12 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will host a dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m. From 8-11 p.m. there will be a social dance. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information. Cost is $10 per person or you can buy a series card.

On Mondays at 10 a.m. there will be an ongoing discussion titled “In the News” at the Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Other classes held at the center include: QiGong on Monday, Oct. 29 at 10:45 a.m., dance aerobics on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., aerobics at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wii Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m., Bingo on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m., Staywell exercises on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., dance fitness on Fridays at 10:45 a.m. and a Halloween celebration on Oct. 31 at 11:45 a.m. Call (718) 224-7888 for more details.

The Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., will hold a beginner’s computer course on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and a digital photography/graphics class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 t0 2:30 p.m. Each course consists of ten 2-hour sessions running from Nov. 5 thorugh Dec. 12. Call Lori or Richard at (718) 894-3441 for more information.

Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills is now offering a ballet fitness fusion class which will combine the fundamentals of ballet barre work with traditional fitness training. This Wednesday class is designed to strengthen, tone and shape the lower body. Classes will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. Free for members of the CQY; nonmembers can purchase a 10-class card at $150. One can start classes anytime.

Take an absolute beginner class in Argentine tango on Saturday Oct. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Group Fitness and Cycling, 10-68 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Fee is $15. Comfortable shoes (no sneakers). Call (347) 396-5809 to RSVP.

Ongoing watercolor class every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Instructor is Diane Leiberman. Fee is $25 per class. Call (718) 969-1128.


The Sunnyside Community Senior Center, 43-31 39 St., Sunnyside, offers free classes in Argentine tango every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Beginning tai chi classes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. with the intermediate level on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Creative writing classes are at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information call (718) 784-6173 ext. 411 or email jmonterroso@scsny.org.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has expanded its GED preparation program to include free adult classes. Tracks vary in length from 10 to 20 weeks depending upon entrance test results. Contact the YW and sign up for the next placement examination. Call Stacy McKelvey at (718) 353-4553 for more information or to reserve your placement exam seat.

Special Events

Our Lady of the Snows R.C. Church, 258-15 80 Ave., Floral Park, will host a presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. to be given by Father James Martin, S.J., priest, author and editor of America magazine, entitled “Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter Are at the Heart of Spiritual Life.” Admission is free. Call (718) 347-6070 for more information.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts Saturday night dances on Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1 and 15 from 8- p.m. to midnight.

The Womens Club of United Church of Christ, Pilgrim, Union Congregational Church and Fil-Am UCC presents the movie War Horse on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7-9 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 102-35 89 Ave., Richmond Hill. The event is free and snacks are available.

The Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, will hold its annual parish fair on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. For more information call (718) 847-2649.

There will be a Halloween craft workshop at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107 St., Corona, on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m. The museum will be open for historic house tours from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10, $7 for seniors, students and children, free for members and children under 4. Call (718) 909-5271 for more information.

There will be a fall family Halloween fun event held at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $2, infants are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (718) 359-6227 for more information.

Oktoberfest will be celebrated at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-57 Ash Ave., Flushing, on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7-10 p.m. A $10 admission includes beer-tasting, refreshments and snacks as well as dancing, a raffle and an open mic. Sign up for the open mic by 6:30 p.m. Call (718) 353-3860 or visit uucq.org for more information.

An evening of entertainment will be held on Monday, Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood. There will be musical entertainment with Flo Michaels. A raffle will be held at 6 p.m. Multiple baskets of prizes will be raffled off. Tickets for the raffle are three for $1 or 20 for $6. Funds will support the Center’s meal program. Tickets for the program are $8 if purchased in advance, $10 if purchased at the door. Call (718) 456-2000 for more information.

Carnival Parties presents a Halloween bash and free magic show on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 58-15 Fresh Pond Road, Maspeth, from 5 to 7 p.m.

There will be a harvest festival at the Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushingon Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Lunch is availablefrom noon-2 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Halloween Day, Oct. 31, to 5 p.m. Activities include face painting, live animal presentations, and pumpkin treats for some of the zoo’s animals.

A children’s fall festival will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for all ages. Free with membership plus. A three-acre interactive corn maze will be open at this time. Admission to the maze during the festival is: adults - $9; children ages 4-11 - $5; children 3 and under are free. For more information email info@queenscountyfarmmuseum.org or call (718) 347-3276.

The Samuel Field Y has two weekday programs for preschool children ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities and their families. On Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. there is Monday Magic: Learn and Play at the Bay Terrace Center: 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside. On Wednesdays from 3-4:30 there is Gym and Creative Exploration at the Little Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Contact Amanda at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262 or email asmith@sfy.org for more information.

A farmers market will be held every Friday until Nov. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.


The Hillcrest HS class of 1987 will host its 25th Year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. at Cordon Bleu, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven. Email hillcresthsclassof1987.25years@gmail.com.

Social Activities

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave., enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org for more information.

The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.


The Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a free men’s support group on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7-8 p.m. at 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing, first floor. This group may involve Flushing and Jackson Heights residents and other nearby communities to deal with developing healthy relationship skills. Call (917) 304-2036.

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