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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. 25 Years of Madden NFL video game exhibition. Five versions of the groudbreaking game on view and available to play now thru Sunday, Feb. 23. Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, Exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games, through March 2. Museum hours: Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $12 adults, $9 seniors over 65 and students with ID, $6 children 3-12, under 3 free.

“Raising the Temperature: Art in Environmental Reactions,” Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, runs thru March 2. Opening reception, Sunday, Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m. Contact: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

theater

“Survey,” LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, Friday, February 7, 8 p.m. $10. One-act comedy-drama about listening. Contact: (718) 482-5151, lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac.

Blue Suede Birthday — The Elvis Bash, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Master performers Scot Bruce & Mike Albert deliver a superb Elvis experience. $40. Box Office: (718) 631-6311.

Queens Secret Improv Club, comedy every Wednesday-Saturday, approx. 7:30 p.m. $7, for the best improv in Queens. 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Contact: secrettheatre.org.

music

50th Anniversary of The Beatles Coming to America, St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, Friday, Jan. 24, 8-11 p.m. $25, includes food, live tribute performance. Contact: Hank Kraker (718) 866-5471, hankthek@aol.com.

Musica Reginae, Chamber classics with modern spin, The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, presents PUBLIQuartet, with reception/meet the artists after the concert, Saturday, January 25, 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students (13-21), kids under 12, free with an adult.

Con Brio Ensemble, Twilight Concert, The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, Sunday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, TDF vouchers accepted. Contact: Dr. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia (718) 459-1277, dianamittler@aol.com.

DANCE

Ballet Hispanico, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Goldstein Theater at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.; Sunday Feb. 9, 3 p.m. $49, $29 at KupferbergPresents.org, or at the box office.

Take Root with Teresa Fellion and Teddy Tedholm, Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., $15. Contact: greenspacestudio.org/TakeRoot.html. Fertile Ground New Works Showcase, Sunday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., $10. Contact: greenspacestudio.org/fertileground.html. Green Space, 37-24 24 St., #301, Long Island City, Contact: Marisa Martin (718) 956-3037, marisa@greenspacestudio.org.

Lecture

Bill Cosby & Frank Savage, speak at York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. Discussion of their books and careers as part of Black History Month presentation at York.

Auditions

Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, chorus call, for Mozart‘s “Requiem,” St. John‘s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Singers buy their own music, semester dues $60, concert on Apr. 13. All voices welcome.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals/auditions, Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Franklin Verbsky, (718) 374-1627, fhso.org.

Classes

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

Yoga classes, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, registration ongoing for winter series (14 classes), Mondays (intermediate/open), 10:20-11:20 a.m.; Wednesdays (beginners/seniors), 10:10-11:10 a.m.; Fridays (intermediate/advanced), 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. $168 CQY members, $210 general public; seniors, $66 CQY members, $119 general public. Register: (718) 268-5011, cgy.org.

Defensive Driving Course, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-08 Queens Blvd., sponsored by the National Safety Council. Sunday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Register: (718) 263-7000.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718) 478-3100.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25/session. Instruction from award-winning artist. Call (718) 969-1128

Community

Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Monthly Shabbat Morning Experience, Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m., breakfast and Torah discussion. Sisterhood Shabbat, Saturday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m., women lead in prayer, D'var Torah, open to men and women. Contact: Lisa Pollack, (718) 224-0404, lisapollacknyc@gmail.com.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., New Knitting Circle, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. All levels, plus crocheting, bring own knitting equipment, refreshments served. Free. Afternoon Bingo, every Tuesday, January-February, early game, 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m., everyone 18 & over. Call (718) 459-1000.

Winter Dance Party, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and Sunday to Remember Program, El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:30-5 p.m. Free, donations welcome. RSVP: (718) 261-7664, LACCQ@aol.com.

No cost mammograms and clinical breast exams, Care Clinic, New York Community Bank, 156-02 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, Thursday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by American Italian Cancer Foundation and NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. Appointment is necessary, call (877) 628-9090.

Financial Literacy, Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave., Astoria, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m. Go from artist to creative entrepreneur, learn to prioritize needs over wants and manage cash flow with Tricia Taitt, certified finance & accounting consultant. Free. RSVP required: queenscouncilarts.org/go-from-artist-to-creative entrepreneur/.

Kids

Community Conversations for Kids: Democracy, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org; queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Career in Visual Arts program, Arrow Park & Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m, sponsored by the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens. Children 8-16, free. All materials provided. Contact: LACCQ (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, Flushing, registration for 2013-2014 winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361, queenszoo.com/programs, qzeducation@wcs.org.

Arts & Crafts Class, Ridgewood YMCA, 69-02 64 St., Wednesdays, now-Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m., ages 5-12. $65 Members, $75 nonmembers. Contact: Sarah Feldman (212) 912-2180, labohemianartist@gmail.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Author Talk with Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Contact: Daniel Zaleski (718) 990-0748, dzaleski@queenslibrary.org.

Mocha Moms of Queens, Mom‘s Night Out, California Pizza Kitchen, Atlas Park Mall, 71-03 80th St., Glendale, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7-9 p.m.

Lunar New Year Celebration, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Saturday, Feb. 8, 1-4 p.m. Free, craft activities (some require free) and musical performance at 2 p.m. Contact: (718) 886-3800, dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Shorewalker Walks: Hellgate Ferry Road (Astoria) to Newtown (Elmhurst), Saturday, Feb. 1; Three Lakes, Three Parks, Sunday, Apr. 13. Contact: Christine at (212) 787-1136, chryost@hotmail.com.

Flea Markets

Richmond Hill Flea Market, 117-09 Lefferts Blvd., off Jamaica Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens, something for everyone.

White Elephant Sale, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org; queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Meetings

Briarwood Action Network, “Operation ID” community meeting, Samaritan Village, 138-02 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Thursday, Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m. Learn to safeguard some of those great new gadgets you got for the holidays at an “Operation ID” community meeting.

“Formerly Incarcerated: Know Your Legal Rights,” NAACP Jamaica Branch, The Resurrection Celebration Church, 106-56 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. Criminal justice re-entry workshop for those formerly incarcerated and/or on parole.

Mocha Moms of Queens, Support Meeting, Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, LI, Monday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kiwanis Club of Bayside, Bourbon Street Restaurant, 40-12 Bell Blvd., meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m. Contact: joecorace@aol.com.

American Legion, Continental Post, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. All veterans invited, enjoy camaraderie and support, every first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Call Tom Long, (718) 704-4197.

AARP Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m.

AARP Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Call (718) 672-9890.

AARP Chapter 4158, North Flushing, The Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 14, noon. Speaker from “Hour Children,” new members and guests welcome. Call Carol Stenger, (718) 762-4824.

AARP Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., meets last Tuesday of each month, noon. Next meeting, Jan. 28, new members welcome.

SENIOR ACTIVITIEs

The CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horrace Harding Expy., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kosher/nonkosher lunch, 11:30 a.m. $2. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Contact (718) 225-1144.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and latest gadgets; and Microsoft Excel (separate class); fitness classes in Zumba, aerobics, line dancing, chair and mat yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, daily meals and more). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 non-members.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, activities include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

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