An art exhibition with the Mardi Gras theme will run March 1-31 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
Ralph Weiss Photographs are on view through April 22 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Reception: Saturday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Small Works Members’ Exhibition runs through Tuesday, March 6 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Admission is free.
Continuing through April 24 the second of a two-part exhibition on the evolution of art will be on view at the Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Level Six, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will exhibit the photography of documentary photographer Audrey Gottlieb now through May 19. “Vignettes from the Queens Project” is a photo collection that celebrates the diversity of the Queens community.
The exhibit, “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” has been extended through Sunday, March 4 at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. The work of the internationally renowned puppeteer, filmmaker and television pioneer is explored in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition which features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, props, video material and 15 iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert and Ernie. Hours are Friday to 8 p.m. and weekends to 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, $6 for children 3-18.
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.
Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces that “Video<>Object,” will remain on view through March 18. It explores the relationships between video-art and narcissism. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday), and by appointment. For further information contact David Dorsky at (718) 937-6317 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.
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.
A staged reading of “Leo” will be presented by the Kupferberg Centre and the Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m at The Performance Space, Rathaus Hall M11, Flushing. It’s free.
“Cat Lady Without a Cat,” a hilarious and heartfelt story of one woman’s journey from a painful divorce to her new life in New York, will be presented on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Tickets are $18. Go to goingtotahitiproductions.com.
Theatre By The Bay’s production of the Broadway musical “Oliver!” will be presented on Saturdays, March 3, 10 and 17 at 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors (62 and older) and children under 13. To make reservations go to theatrebythebayny.com or call the temple office at (718) 428-6363, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday.
The original Kyrkostas Quintet with Ivy Adrian, pianist, will perform on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Armenian Society Center, 39-03 Little Neck Pkwy. Tickets are $10.
The 17th annual Queens College Chamber Music Live concert series will feature six programs and two one-act operas. Concerts will be presented at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, in LeFrak Concert Hall on six Fridays: March 2, 23 and 30; April 20 and 27; May 11, and in the Goldstein Theater on one weekend: May 4-6. Subscribers can choose from three performances of the operas on Friday, May 4 (7:30 p.m.), Saturday, May 5 (7:30 p.m.), or Sunday, May 6 (2:30 p.m.) in the Goldstein Theatre. View the full schedule at qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music/cml. Tickets are available only as a series subscription priced at $95. To purchase call the Aaron Copland School of Music at (718) 997-3800 or email Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu. Subscribers are entitled to free campus parking in Field 15.
Musica Reginae Productions presents the Praxis String Quartet on Saturday, March, 3 at 7:30 p.m. at The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Tickets are $20 adult/$15 seniors/$10 students/kids under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. For tickets call (718) 894-2178, or order online at musicareginae.org.
Daniel Bernard Roumain and the Mission perform a musical exploration of iconic figures from the civil rights movement on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Tickets are $25/$20 members/$10 students. Call (718) 463-7700 ext. 222.
The Queens College Orchestra will perform on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Donation $20/$10 members. Call (718) 463-7700 ext. 222.
Colum McCann is the National Book Award-winning author of “This Side of Brightness,” “Dancer,” “Zoli” and “Let the Great World Spin.” McCann will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Queens College’s Music Building. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Three of the Voelker Orth board members, Jim Driscoll, Fred Gerber and Chuck Wade, offer an illustrated talk about the community’s horticultural history and foodways on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. at the museum, 149-13 38 Ave., Flushing. The program includes tea tastings and guests can take home a plant cutting. Admission is $10/$8 museum members. Call (718) 359-6227.
A lecture/demonstration of basic and comprehensive approaches of painting portraits by Yuka Imata will be held on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston.
Young Israel of New Hyde Park, 264-14 77 Ave., will hold a blood drive on Sunday, March 4 from 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd. New Members are welcome. March 7: Music by Tony Grant; March 21: “Fire Safety” by a speaker from the FDNY.
Queens Best Toastmakers Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room, 79-01 Broadway.
You Gotta Believe, a community-based older child adoption agency, is looking for families who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more join the agency every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.
“Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” a puppet show, will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2:15 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Children will watch the cultural and bilingual English/Spanish blend of dialogue, songs and surprising new charecters. Tickets are $12/$10 members; $8 children/$6 member children. Call (718) 463-7700 ext. 241
A beginner’s Hebrew class is held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 29 at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Registration required. Cost for nonmembers is $5 per session. Prepayment of 10 classes is $40. Free onsite parking. For more information call (718) 961-0030 or freesynagogue.org.
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center at 45-25 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing offers a series of computer classes geared towards seniors. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced computer user, there is a class for you. Sign up now for winter classes. For information call John at (718) 559-4329.
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 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.
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.
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.
Italian Charities of America at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Italian classes˝for adults and children. Adult classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Children’s classes are on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. The course is for 14 weeks. Price: adult – $80, children — $75 for first child, $50 for second and third child. Call (718) 478-3100.
Yoga with Lorain at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Drop in and start anytime. Six week series $60 members/ $80 nonmembers. Single class $15 members/ $20 nonmembers. Classes are held on Wednesdays, one at 6 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. The first class will be complimentary. Call (718) 263-7000 ext. 200.
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.
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.
Sacred Heart School at 84-05 78 Ave. in Glendale will host a 50’s/60’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 10 from 7-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a hot buffet, soda, cake and coffee (BYOB). Adults only. No ticket sales at the door. Call (718) 366-5234.
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.
Queens Theatre in The Park in Flushing Meadows Park presents “Bubblemania” on Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Come see the beauty, wonder and fun of bubbles as bubble performer Casey Carle brings his one-man show. Tickets are $14. To reserve go to queenstheatre.org/bubblemania.
The Church of the Nazarene in Richmond Hill is sponsoring a free soup and rolls lunch for those in the community on Saturday, March 3 from noon-2 p.m. The church is located on the corner of 95th Avenue and 108th Street. Seating is limited. Call to reserve your place, (718) 849-5734.
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.
Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, 53-37 72 St., is sponsoring an Irish celebration on Sunday, March 11 from 3-7 p.m. at St. Adalbert’s Parish Hall on 84th Street off Grand Avenue in Elmhurst. Tickets are $25 for adults. Children 6-12 - $12 and under 6 - $7. Includes hot buffet, Billy Hickey’s band, Emigrant Eyes and Irish Step Dancers. Free arts, crafts, games and a magic show in the lower cafe offered for the children. Call MTH to reserve (718) 335-6049.
The Queens Counseling services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a mourning and bereavement group forming on March 3 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.
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.
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.
Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.
Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.
Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.
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.
Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.
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.
The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of activities and exercise classes including Wii sports, billiards, bingo, computer classes and monthly bus trips. For information, call Karen at (718) 456-2000.
The Samuel Field YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to teach a class in the older adult services or computer department. Applicants should have some experience either teaching or working in their field of interest, but those with a specific hobby they would like to share are welcome to apply. To volunteer, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 233.
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.
The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at\ howardbeachseniorcenter.org.
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, ceramic, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.
A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, for area seniors.
United Hindu Senior Center, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park, offers free vegetarian lunch, health promotion, nutrition education, cards and games, mammograms and blood pressure screenings. In addition, we provide transportation for many seniors via bus. For more information, call (718) 323-8900.
Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 224-7888.
The Louis Armstrong House, the longtime home of the great musician Louis Armstrong, is a national historic landmark located on 107 St. in Corona. It is open to the public as a historic house museum and needs volunteers to assist in the Welcome Center. For information, contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or on the web: satchmo.net.