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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 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.

Reopening after extensive renovations, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College will mark the event by exhibiting the work of Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg through Oct. 26. This retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and numerous collages celebrates the career of a remarkable octogenarian artist. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“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.

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.

See “Macbeth Did It” on Fridays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Oct. 21 and 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

The New Theatre Players of St. Helen’s presents Joe DiPietro’s “Over the River and Through the Woods” at 157th Avenue and 84th Street in Howard Beach on Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 19, and 20 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. For reservations and/or further information call (718) 848-8448. Tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors.


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

Church of Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, will be having its Autumn Treasure, Bake and Book sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is sponsoring a fall flea market on Saturday, Oct. 20, rain date Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LIRR north parking lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale, hosts a rummage sale on Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.


Join the American Association of University Women in a dialogue about women’s issues such as equity and preventing violence at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside on Wednesdays, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is a one-time registration fee of $15. Call (718) 631-6675 or (718) 631-6343.

“When the Cold War Got Hot: The Cuban Missile Crisis,” a history roundtable will be hosted by the Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, in Long Island City, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Lecturer and trustee Al Ronzoni takes a look back 50 years ago at the incident that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The program will include a viewing of the 2000 film “Thirteen Days.” The program is free.

The Kew-Forest-Woodside-Loitz Post 250, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. and their Ladies Auxiliary, will host Rabbi Raziel Amir who will discuss “The Evils of Organized Gambling” on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Call (718) 297-7711 for more information.

A discussion on winterizing your body will be presented at The Maria Rose International Doll Museum and Culture Center, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. Come and learn to rebuild, restore, rejuvenate and enhance your total wellness on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 3-5 p.m. Call (718) 276-3454.

Come to a lecture on the history of Islam and the Middle East at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Saul Fathi, author of “Full Circle,” will lecture about the life of Mohammed, the genesis of Sunni and Shi’a Muslims , the Jihad and Infidels. Refreshments will be served. $5 per person, $2 for students. Call (718) 459-1000.


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.

Join the Parashat and Haftarat Club on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Discuss Torah portions Bereshit and Noach with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. Lite bite served. No charge. Call (718) 459-1000.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, located at 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., on Mondays starting at 1 p.m. On Oct. 22 the guest speaker will be Beverly Silver from Homestead Senior Care plus a Halloween party for paid members only.

For Kids

Join master puppeteers from the Periferia Theater project in Murica, Spain in a puppetry workshop, Guyi-Guyi, at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Cost is $6/$4 children/members free with tickets to 2:15 p.m. show. Tickets to the 2:15 p.m. show cost $12/$10 members; $8/$6 members children. For ages 8 and up. Maximum 25 participants.


Qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold an About Boating Safety class at Fort Totten in Bayside on Sunday Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m. This class is for recreational boaters. Certification is required for boating in NJ waters, and operating a PWC in the Tri-State waters. The fee is $65. Pre-registration required. Call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (347) 336-5866, email 12-01@verizon.net or visit uscgaux1201.org


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.

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.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will be giving a defensive driving course on two Thursday evenings, Oct. 18 and 25 from 7-10 p.m. Participants are eligible for lower insurance rates and point reduction. It is good for three years and the cost is $50 per person. To register call Harriet Wolfe at (718) 423-6426.

Take an absolute beginner class in Argentine tango on Saturdays Oct. 20 and 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Group Fitness and Cycling, 10-68 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Fee is $15 per class. Comfortable shoes (no sneakers). Call (347) 396-5809 to RSVP.

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.

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 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

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.

The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first worship service on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. A special service will be held at Station Square across from the Long Island Railroad Station, Forest Hills Gardens. Participants are encouraged to dress as a worshiper from 1912 and participate in a service that will mimic the first one, also held in Station Square.

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.

Come to the fall festival at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone, on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 767-6305.

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.

Attend Saint Luke’s Centennial Worship Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills. To mark the significance of the occasion, Reverend Lawrence Provenzano, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, will be the preacher. Call (718) 268-6021.

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.

Enjoy getting lost in a three-acre interactive corn maze at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Maze Hours: every Saturday and Sunday, now through Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two special “maze by moonlight” evenings held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 13, open until 9 p.m. Admission: adults - $9 per person, children ages 4-11 - $5 per child, children 3 and under - free.


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.

PS 188Q Kingsbury School is having a 60th anniversary alumni event on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 218-12 Hartland Ave., Bayside. It is for all past graduates of the school. There will be a ribbon cutting for the new playground.

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.

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