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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:30 am


An audition and open cast call for “Les MisÈrables,” will be held on Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at American Martyrs Sullivan Hall, Bell Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Bayside from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Bring a head shot and resume (this is a requirement). Sheet music for your audition: 16 bars ballad, 16 bars up tempo. Your calendar for May, June, July and August. Comfortable clothing for a group dance audition. Parts available for 11 years old and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No one seen without the above requirements.


Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents on Sunday, April 21, Roots of Flamenco, Gypsy Soul presents music and dance from Spain, India, Persia and the Middle East, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.

“Blood Brothers” will be performed from May 2-18 by the Astoria Performing Arts Center at Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at APACNY.org.

Theatre Time Productions presents “Once More with Feeling,” a musical cabaret, at the Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., on Saturdays, April 20 and 27 and Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, April 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. Call (347) 358-8102. $18/$16 seniors and students.


Watch Circuitous Body on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 students. Visit danceseries.wordpress.com or chrisferrisdance.com.


“Spectacle: The Music Video” explores the art, history and future of the art form at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria now through June 16. Call (718) 777-6888 or visit movingimage.us.


Rochdale Village Senior Center presents a gospel celebration on Saturday, April 27 at Rochdale Village Grand Ballroom, 169-65 137 Ave., Jamaica. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Showtime at 4 p.m. Tickets: $20, children under 12 are $10. Call (718) 525-2800.

Holy Cross Fathers’ Club will hold its 15th annual doo wop show on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing. Reserve seating is $40. Call (718) 279-0470.

The Forest Hills Choir sings the Faure Requiem on Saturday, April 27 at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Contact Todd Wachsman at fhchoir.info.org or call (646) 431-0820 for more information.

Listen to Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes on Sunday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St., Astoria. $10 donation at the door. Email info@redeemerconcerts.org.

Flea Markets

The Church of Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Richmond Hill/Kew Gardens, holds its spring treasure, bake and book sale on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., preview sale on Friday, April 19 from 6-9 p.m. with a fee of $5. Call (718) 847-2649.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside holds a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside. Free parking. Call (718) 224-3052.

The Friends of the St. Albans Library will hold their spring flea market on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19 from 1-5 p.m. at the library, 191-05 Linden Blvd. Admission is free.

American Martyrs CWV Post holds an indoor garage sale on Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the church basement at Bell Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Bayside. Call Ed at (718) 468-9351.

The Maspeth Kiwanis Club Neighborhood Flea Market will be held on Sunday, April 28 with a rain date of May 5, at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot, Grand Avenue and 69th Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 326-2400.

There will be a Chinese auction on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill. Call (718) 846-3925.


Shmuel Shields will speak on Super Foods for Super Health at Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Call (718) 268-5011 ext. 501 or email dstark@cqy.org.

Rego Park Jewish Center’s lecture series presents “Kiev to Broadway — The Creative Journey of Stage Designer Boris Aronson” on Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. at 97-30 Queens Blvd. Call (718) 459-1000.

Award-winning professor Raymond Belliotti will talk in Forest Hills at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., on the meaning of life on Monday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. Call (718) 268-5011 or visit cqy.org


Northeast Queens Multicultural Democratic Club will meet on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Carlyle Towers, 43-10 Kissena Blvd., Lobby Floor, Flushing. John Liu will speak.

Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave.; enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street, 5th floor, on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. For more information call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.


There will be a children’s carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $11 per person. For more information, call Museum Events at (718) 347-3276 or visit queensfarm.org.

Robot fans: a Build-a-Bot workshop for kids ages 8-12 and parents will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 1-5:30 p.m. at The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Space is limited. $10 per child. Call (347) 878-6614 to register.


The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will hold a defensive driving course on Thursdays, April 18 and 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Participants are eligible for lower insurance rates and points reduction. Cost is $50 per person. Call Harriet Wolfe at (718) 423-6426 to register.

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.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, announces the return of PERC, a club for retirees. Come meet and speak with others about what concerns you Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Free for members of the CQY. Nonmembers free for first session, then $2 per session. Call the Adult and Senior Department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160 or 622 for more information.

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

Oakland Little Neck Jewish Centers, 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, presents: “Our Monthly Shabbat Morning Experience” breakfast and a Torah discussion, on Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. For more information call (718) 224-0404.

On Saturday, April 20, come to New York’s Highland Park, Jackie Robinson Parkway, Vermont Avenue, Highland Boulevard between Bulwer Place and Cypress HIlls Street, to help regrow the area straddling Queens and Brooklyn that was devastated during Hurricane Sandy with a street tree planting from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact Ariel Cohen at ariel_cohen@dkcnews.com or visit milliontreesnyc.org for more information.

A car show/blood drive/flea market to support autism will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PS 177 Robin Sue Ward School for Exceptional Children, 56-37 188 St., Fresh Meadows. Contact eccat4t@aol.com or (917) 607-3961 or visit eccatoysfortots.org for more information.

There will be a carnival, dinner and dance fundraiser to benefit Jamaica Drum Jam on Saturday, April 27 from 4 to 10 p.m. at St. Patrick Church basement, 39-38 29 St., Long Island City. Contact julie@jamaicadrumjam, jamaicadrumjam.org or (917) 608-6805. $20.

Long Island Cars’ Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 from8 a.m. to 5 p.m.at Belmont Racetrack, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont,includes hundreds of custom and collectible cars from vintage to exotic. The rain date is Sunday, April 28. Enter through Gate 3. Admission: Saturday is $7. Sunday is $9. Both days are $13. Children 12 years and under are free. Visit LongIslandCars.com or call (631)567-5898.

Special Events

Human Growth Foundation, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone, will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk on Sunday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 113-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing. Individual and team registration is now open online at hgfound.org/stepupandwalk_event_registration.html

Join Elmhurst Beautification Day on Saturday, April 27. Meet at Elmhurst Community Garden, at the intersection of Kneeland Avenue and Manilla Street. Contact Jennifer Chu at jennifer.chu@arcadis-usa.com or call (646) 209-3306 for more detailed information.

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

Glendale Community Garden, 74-10 88 St., celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email dorie.figliola@gmail.com for more information.

The 104th Precinct will hold a free safety event at the Glendale Community Garden, 74-10 88 St., on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your bikes, cars, laptops, cell phones, ipods, etc. for registration and VIN etching. Call Dorie at (718) 805-0950.

Volunteers needed for the Earth Day beach cleanup at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel, on Saturday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. To register call (718) 338-3799.

The Annual Glendale Kiwanis ClubStreet Festival will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. onMetropolitan Avenuefrom 73rd Place to 79th Street in Middle Village. Free rides for children from 11am to 1pm. Call (718) 444-6028.

Celebrate Israel’s 65th Anniversary at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. on Saturday, April 20 at 12:30 p.m. after Shabbat services. Reserve by April 17. $18 per person. Call (718) 459-1000.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, is having a luncheon card party on Tuesday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 in advance and $22 at the door. RSVP by Monday, April 15. Call Janet at (718) 631-5468 or Marilyn at (718) 229-6877.

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.

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.

The 34th annual antique auto show will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5, $2 children ages 6 to 12. For more information call (718) 347-FARM or visit queensfarm.org.


Immaculate Conception School, 21-63 29 St, Astoria, hosts a reunion for all graduates on Saturday, April 27. Contact the alumni committee at icsastoriaalmuni@gmail.com for more information.


Celebrate and dance along with the sounds of BIlly C. on Thursday, April 25 at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., from 3-5 p.m. $6. Call (718) 456-2000 for tickets.

The Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays, Tuesdays, April 23 and 30, and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; dance aerobics, Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; health education, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; ballroom dancing, Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m.; drawing/painting and yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; mah jong/canasta, Thursdays at 10 a.m.; reminiscing group, Thursdays at 10:45 a.m.; Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; dance fitness, Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 12:45 p.m.; current events, Friday, April 19 at 12:45 p.m.; music appreciation, Tuesday, April 23 at 12:45 p.m.; History with Hy, Thursday, April 25 at 10:15 a.m.; and a movie, “The Artist,” on Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m. Call (718) 224-7888 for further information.

Computer classes at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing begin in April. For seniors 60 plus. For information call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., has a food pantry Tuesdays-Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. The MetroCard van is at the Center on the fourth Thursday of every month. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Art classes are held every Monday at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, IT 214 tax form, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

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

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. (718) 961-3660.

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