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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 5:34 pm, Thu May 16, 2013.


“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.

Photographer Walker Evans’s “Havana 1933” collection will be on display at LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, through May 29. Free. Visit laguardia.edu.


St. Gregory’s Theatre Group, 242-20 88 Ave., Bellerose, holds open auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” to be performed on August 2-4 and 7-11. Auditions are on Saturday, May 18 from 12:30 to 4:40 p.m., adults ages 15-65+ and 10 a.m.-noon, kids ages 7-14 and Monday, May 20 ages 15-adult from 7-9 p.m. Email info@sgtg.org or call (718) 989-2451.


Dance Into Light hosts its 10th Anniversary Benefit Event on Saturday, May 18 from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Call (347) 770-3454.

Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. $46, rear side seating, $25. Call (718) 760-0064.


“Blood Brothers” will be performed through May 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.

Douglaston Community Theatre Group presents “Hound of the Baskervilles” on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Entrance on Church Street (44th Avenue) off Douglaston Parkway. $17, $15 seniors and students with ID. Call (718) 482-3332.


The Jamaica Bay film crew hosts a screening and fundraiser, co-sponsored by Edible Queens, of the Jamaica Bay trailer on Sunday, May 19 at MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2, Shore Front Parkway between Beach 94-95 streets, Rockaway Beach, from 1-4 p.m. Suggested donation levels are $50, $100 and $250 but any size donation is welcome. Contact jamaicabaylives@gmail.com or (917) 207-8715.


The Bayside Men’s Glee Club presents its spring concert on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Church on the Hill, 167-05 35 Ave, Flushing. $10 suggested donation. Visit conductorsclub.org/bayside.htm.

The Tokyo Oratorio Society joins the Queens College Choral Society and Orchestra to perform Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” on Saturday, May 18 at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd./Queens Hall 270H, Flushing. $20. Call (718) 997-5597.

Oratorio Society of Queens features Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria” in its spring concert on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. $30, $25 seniors and students with ID, $10 children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Call (718) 279-3006 or visit queensoratorio.org.

Andy Statman, one of the world’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, will perform at Queens College, LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Free. Call (718) 997-5597.

A Memorial Day concert, sponsored by Woodside On The Move, to honor veterans and first responders will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Windmuller Park, 52nd Street and 39th Drive, Woodside. Contact Adriana Beltran at abeltran@woodsideonthemove.org or call (718) 476-8449. Free.

Flea Markets

The Renaissance Charter School flea market will be on Saturday, May 18 at 35-59 81 St., Jackson Heights, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 803-0060 ext. 106.

There will be a spring outdoor neighborhood flea market on Sunday, May 19 at the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Forest Hills.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a rummage sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside. Call (718) 224-3052.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale, hosts a rummage sale on today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Call (718) 456-5292.

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.


Dr. Barbara Bianco discusses genealogy basics on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at “The Castle” at Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside. Contact info@baysidehistorical.org or (718) 352-1548 or visit baysidehistorical.org. $5, free for members.

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, hosts hip-hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy in the “Sonos and Vevo Present: The Director’s Studio” series on Friday, May 17 from 7-8 p.m. Free. Visit movingimage.us.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, hosts two lectures: on Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. John Schwartz will discuss his memoir, “Oddly Normal” about his family’s experience helping his son Joseph come to terms with his own sexuality. $5.; the Y celebrates its 13th annual Sholem Aleichem Day on Monday, May 20 with a talk at 1:30 p.m. by Jonathan Brent, the executive director of YIVO, one of New York’s leading organizations for Yiddish culture. $6. Call (718) 268-5011 ext. 151, visit cqy.org or email pkurtz@cqy.org.

A day-long seminar entitled Overcoming Anger and Bitterness will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 105-01 37 Ave., Corona, on Saturday, May 25 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (718) 598-4528.


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.

Flushing Camera Club meets at 7 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. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.

The Bella Italia Mia’s next meeting has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 19 at Christ the King HS, 6802 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village. Call (718) 426-1240.

Northeast Queens Multicultural Democratic Club will meet on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Carlyle Towers, 43-10 Kissena Blvd., Lobby Floor, Flushing. Speakers will be Cathy Guerriero, candidate for Public Advocate; Bill Thompson, mayoral candidate; and Barry Grodenchik, candidate for Queens borough president.

Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its next meeting on Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave.

The Sisterhood of the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., holds it next meeting on Monday , May 20 at 12:15 p.m. The meeting will discuss Access-A-Ride. Call (718) 459-1000.

There will be poetry writing and reading with the Woodhaven Poetry Society on Tuesday, May 21 at WRBA office, 84-20 Jamaica Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

City View Pharmacy’s free spring walking club meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. through May 30 at City View Pharmacy, 23-07 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. Call (718) 545-2550.

For Kids

“Spellbound” by Masters of Magic, a family fun day in Kew Gardens, will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road. $10 per family, $5 for members. Reservations required. Call (347)-878-6614 or visit friendsofmaplegrove.org.

Queens Library at Hollis, 202-05 Hillside Ave., hosts a reptile “Edventure” with Erik Callender for children ages 6 and up on Friday, May 24 at 4 p.m. Free. Call (718) 465-7355.

Clown duo Bolo and Claus will perform at Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m. in English and 3 p.m. in Spanish. $14, with Family Flex pass, $10. Call (718) 760-0064.


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, May 19 and 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.


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

St. Matthias’s R.C. Church, 58-15 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood, will participate in the Sacred Sites open house weekend beginning on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday,

May 19 at 1-4:30 p.m. Contact Jean McNamara at JHardeMcN@aol.com or (646) 654-5953 or visit saintmatthiaschurch.net. Free.

The Historic First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst will participate in The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites open house weekend on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 639-3126.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, holds a spring fashion show luncheon on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the grand ballroom. $20. Call (718) 478-3100.

Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, 84-20 Jamaica Ave., hosts a free poetry workshop every third Tuesday, until Monday, December 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.

Doodle and Conquer: the Art of Re-Invention Through Creativity, a free seminar will be given at Johnson Family’s Studio J, 11-11 44 Road, Long Island City, on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (201) 981-6455.

Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Richmond HIll/Kew Gardens, will be one of the sites on the Sacred Sites third annual open house on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Bayside HIstorical Society hosts a Civil War re-enactment on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at “The Castle” on Fort Totten, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside. $5. Call (718) 352-1548, contact info@baysidehistorical.org or visit baysidehistorical.org.

The Center for Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents a celebration of the life and times of Gloria Lowery Tyrell and a pot luck on Friday, May 17 from 5-10 p.m. Free. Call (917) 972-9159. On Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. join a birthday celebration of the ensemble and tribute to the late co-founder, Yusef Waliyaya. $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Call (718) 523-3312.

There will be a Bohemian festival at the Onderdonk House, 18-20 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood on Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. Ticket prices vary. Visit bohemianfestival.wordpress.com.

American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 enrollment will be held at St. John’s University on Tuesday, May 21 from 3-6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Law School’s private dining room, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Flushing. Contact (718) 990-5789 or email reillye@stjohns.edu.

On Saturday, May 18 from 5-7:30 p.m. the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, hosts its 10th anniversary and spring benefit celebration with live dancing and musical performances, buffet and wine tasting, a silent auction and special guests including the Benjamin-Rosenthal Self-Help Senior Center dance students. Free, donations accepted. Call (718) 359-6227 and visit vomuseum.org/visitors.html.

Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities presents “Save Our Children” on Saturday, May 18 at the Louis Armstrong Center Elmcor campus, 33-16 108 St., Corona. Doors open at 7 p.m. $20. Call (718) 651-0096 ext. 217.

Italian Charities of America hosts Saturday night dances through May 18 from 8 p.m. to midnight at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call (718) 478-3100.

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, May 19, June 9, July 21 and Aug. 18. $10. Call (718) 897-6255.

The Ravenswood Lions Club will hold a spring luncheon and fashion show fundraiser on Sunday, May 19 from 1-5 p.m. at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24 Ave., Astoria. Call (718) 932-1854 or (718) 274-3487.

St. Luke’s Nursery School, 87-34 85 St., Woodhaven, holds an open house from Monday, May 20 to Friday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit the 3- and 4-year-old classes and register for September, as well as for Mommy and Me classes. Call (718) 296-6683.


The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.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.; health education, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; jewelry making, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; stay well exercise, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; tropical club, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; dance fitness and “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; ceramics, Fridays at 1 p.m.; current events, Fridays, May 17 and 31 at 12:45 p.m.; music appreciation, Tuesday, May 21 at 12:45 p.m.; blood pressure screening, Thursday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m.; fire safety program, Thursday, May 23 at 10:15 a.m.; a movie “Parental Guidance,” Friday, May 24 at 12:45 p.m.; jokercise, Tuesday, May 28 at 12:45 p.m.; and history with Hy, Thursday, May 30 at 10:15 a.m. Call (718) 224-7888.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hosts: bingo fundraiser, Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m.; bus trip to Yonkers, Monday, May 20; board of directors meeting, Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m.; nutrition class and a seminar by Myrtle Eye Care about eye health, both on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m.; MetroCard van, Thursday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Memorial ±Day picnic party with music and dancing by Tommy Mason, Tuesday, May 28; a seminar by Perry Funding about reverse mortgages, Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m.; and a mini-trip to Coney Island, Thursday, May 30. The center will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Call (718) 456-2000.

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