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Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012 10:30 am


Joseph LoGuirato’s sketched collection of historic structures around the city will run through June 30 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Call for hours: (718) 358-0067.

The Queens Botanical Garden presents the Jamaica Estates Association Art Show “The Artist Within: The Urge to Create” on view through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visitor Center and Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

A children’s art exhibition will run through June 30 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Exhibition hours: Monday through Thursday and Saturday 1-4 p.m.

In conjunction with Queens College’s Year of Turkey, the Queens College Art Center is presenting a group show in which 27 contemporary artists look at the evil eye through June 29. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:40 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays. Free and open to the public at Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, college entrance at 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.


The New Theatre Players of St. Helen’s will hold auditions for its fall production of the comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods” at St. Helen’s school gym at 157-10 83 St. in Howard Beach on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. The play will run in October. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, Aug. 14 and will continue on every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. until curtain time. The cast consists of six characters: two grandfathers, two grandmothers, a young man in his 30s and a young woman in late 20s or early 30s. Bring a resume and picture if available. For questions or further information, phone Louis at (347) 235-0972.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra has openings in oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and bass sections. Auditions will be held during the regular rehearsals of the orchestra on Wednesday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Interested players should contact the conductor, Franklin Verbsky at (718) 374-1627 or (516) 785-2532.

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


American Martyrs and the Josephine Foundations present “God on Broadway,” including songs from “Godspell,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “Book of Mormon” on Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. at the Sullivan Center, Bell Boulevard and Union Turnpike. All tickets $20.

“La Callas & Medea,” a new play by one of the most celebrated contemporary playwrights from Spain, Jaime Salom, will be presented through June 24 at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. Performances in English: Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Performances in Spanish: Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25/students and seniors $22. For tickets call (718) 729-3880. or thaliatheatre.org.


Thalia Spanish Theatre presents a free concert of Spanish and Latin American music and dance in Thomson Hill Park/Noonan Playground — on June 10: Mestizo Dance Company, at 1 p.m. at Greenpoint Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets in Sunnyside. For more information contact Thalia Spanish Theatre at (718) 729-3880 or thaliatheatre.org.


Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Rd., Long Island City,, continue its collaboration on Music in the Garden with a performance by Robert Black and his Hartt Bass Band, a group of double-bass players from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford on Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m. Free with museum admission; $10 adults, $5 senior citizens and students with valid ID, free for children under 12 and New York City public high-school students with valid ID.

Klezmer and Yiddish soul concert at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., on Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m. This concert is presented by the Golden Land Orchestra and features the Howard Leshaw Trio and singer Wendy Kimball. Tickets in advance at $10. Tickets at the door are $12.

Flea Markets

A flea market will be held at Deepdale CARES NORC, 57-17 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck, on Tuesday, June 12 from noon to 4 p.m. Rain date: June 13.

The Richmond Hill flea market held at the old RKO theatre, 117-09 Hillside Ave., is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit Richmondhillfleamarket.com or call (347) 709-7661 for more information and directions.


Joanna Brooks, a national voice on Mormon life and politics, will speak on Mormonism at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, on Monday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $6.


The Best Female Friends Club will meet for dinner on Wednesday, June 20 at 6 pm. at the Atlantic DIner, 111-16 Atlantic Ave., Richmond Hill. Open to women of all ages. Reservations are highly recommended and separate checks will be given. Call (718) 849-6673 for reservations only.

For Kids

Flushing Meadows Soap Box Derby has begun registering participants for this year’s Soap Box derby event. Registration can be obtained online at aasbd.org or GNB Auto Repair, 85-05 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights on Fridays between 6 and 8 p.m. Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 17 years. A copy of a birth certificate must accompany the application or another document affirming proof of age. Kits may be obtained from the All-American or through sponsorship from the Flushing Meadow Organization.


The Queens Community House, Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, is offering Zumba with Nando Zee on Thursday nights (except 6/7) at 6 p.m. for $10 per person. Participants must wear sneakers and be at least 16 years old. For information call Amy at (718) 591-6060.

Urte Schaedle will discuss roses on Wednesday, June 13 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Cost is $8. Call (718) 359-6227.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, teaches ballroom dancing every Monday and Friday night from 7:15 to 8 p.m. followed by a social dance. Cost is $10.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.

The Parks department is sponsoring free Zumba classes through June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Little Bay Park roller hockey rink, 212 Street and Bell Boulevard, Cross Island Parkway Service Road intersection in Bayside.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes, all mediums. Daytime and evening adult classes are offered Monday-Friday; daytime children’s classes are offered during the weekend. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Cost: $75 for adults, for four sessions, $75 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.

A one-hour auto clinic for women is held the third saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Great Bear Auto Repair Shop, 164-16 Sanford Ave., Flushing. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.’

Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.

Dance with instructions at the Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday, 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance social. Music by Sal Escott. Admission $10.

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.

The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, offers classes in Greek folk dance for adults and teens every Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $20 monthly or $150 for the whole year. Bouzouki lessons are also available every Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. Registration is open to beginners as well as advanced players of all ages. Students are recommended to bring their own instruments to class. The fee is $40 to enroll and $60 monthly. For more information, call (718) 726-7329.


Jack Eichenbaum is sponsoring an evening walk from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 in Astoria. Fee is $15. Meet at the southwest corner of Steinway Street and Broadway. No reservations necessary. Ends near many good restaurants.

Social Activities

Our Lady of Hope, 61-27 71 St. , Middle Village, is hosting a singles 35+ coffee and desserts from Buon Cafe on Friday, June 15 from 7-9 p.m. with tickets $10 at the rectory before June 10 or call Joanna (718) 490-2980.

A singles dinner and discussion is being offered on Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at the SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Community Campus, Queens Village. There is a $5 contribution requested for the evening meal. To pre-register, call Marian at (718) 454-2100.

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.

Special Events

A Strawberry Fair will be held on Saturday, June 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at All Saints’ Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside. Lots of vendors to purchase from, food to buy, community auction, face painting and crafts for the children.

The annual Family Strawberry Festival will be held on Sunday, June 10 from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine at the historic Onderdonk farmhouse, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. Live music, games, arts and crafts and lots more. $3 for adults, $1 for children aged 4-12, free for kids under 3 years old.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale, will hold a youth group car wash on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $5 cars/$7 vans.

The Queens Alliance Baseball League and the Queens Kiwanis Baseball League have combined to provide recreational baseball, as well as tournaments in the RBI, Pony, Federation and Greater N.Y. Sandlot. Any teams or players looking to play baseball in a local competitive league can call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.

The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, World Service Committee is sponsoring a dinner on Saturday, June 9 to raise funds for the Boing Kak School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Boing Kak School is run by Face-to-Face AIDS and has been very successful so far, educating over seventy young orphaned girls and boys. A summer feast, to be held in the Parish House, is planned and will include a cocktail hour with hors-d’oeuvres to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the lounge. This will be followed by a family-style dinner. Donation is $35 per person. A silent auction will also be held.


Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group or anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For information, call 1(800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672.

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.

The Queens Counseling services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a new mourning and bereavement group to be held on Saturdays form 1-2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For further information call (718) 461-6393.

Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226 for details.

Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.


An exercise class for seniors. meets Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Community Campus, Queens Village. For more information call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100.

The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, welcomes all seniors age 60 or above. Enjoy a daily healthy meal at noon. On Fridays there is a free lunch. They offer an array of activities such as bingo, movies, exercise, oil painting, yoga, line dancing classes, dancing to a live band, sing-a-longs, health presentations, blood pressure checks, and monthly birthday celebration and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. Meals-on-Wheels program is offered also. Call (718) 497-2908.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, for area seniors.


The Woodhaven Senior Center, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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