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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:30 am


On Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. the Once Upon a Time Theatre Company, 87-61 111 St., Richmond Hill, presents “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” a musical for young and old alike. Advance tickets are $8, $5 for children. At the door tickets are $10, $7 for children. Call (718) 846-9182, email oncetime@aol.com or visit onceuponatime-inc.com for more information.

St. Gregory’s Theatre Group, 242-20 88 Ave., Bellerose, with the entrance on 88th Road, presents “Gatsby to Glee: An SGTG Song and Dance Cabaret” on Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Admission is $18, $15 for seniors and $7 for children. Call (718) 989-2457 or email tickets@sgtg.org.

Marathon Little Theatre Group presents “The Pajama Game” on Saturdays, March 2, 9 and 16 at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, March 3, 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children under 13 at 247-37 60 Ave., Douglaston. Call (718) 229-4644 for more information.


Green Space’s resident company Valerie Green/ Dance Entropy presents “Skimming the Surface,” an evening of dance in celebration of their 15th anniversary season at their home studio theater, Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Suite 301, Long Island City, on Feb. 21-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance online at DanceEntropy.org and $20 at the door.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, performs “Afro Tango” through March 17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35; students and seniors $32; Fridays only $30. For information and tickets call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.


Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, will present a “Best of 2012” program of films selected by chief curator David Schwartz and assistant film curator Rachael Rakes, through Feb. 22. The cost is $12. Times vary. Visit movingimage.us or call (718) 777-6888 for hours and more information.

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, hosts a month-long series which includes 36 independent feature and short films by black filmmakers beginning in the 1970s, with personal appearances by director Haile Gerima and series curator Jacqueline Stewart through Sunday, Feb. 24. Admission is $12. Visit movingimage.us for hours.


A musical show, “The Ghetto Chronicles,” by writer-director Duane DWhit Witley will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in Goldstein Theatre at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. The show is free.

A new music composers’ forum concert will be held at The Church-In-The-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and kids under 12 are free with an adult. Contact Barbara Podgurski at (718) 894-2178 or info@musicareginae.org for more information.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra presents its 49th season concert on Sunday, March 3 at Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call (718) 374-1627 for more information.

Queens College Chamber Music Live concert series opens with Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” Friday-Saturday, March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the QC Opera Studio, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Additionally the Calidore String Quartet will perform on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. and the Kashkashian-Artymiw Duo will perform on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Call the Aaron Copland School of Music at (718) 997-3800 or email Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu for purchasing information.

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside holds a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street. Plenty of free parking. Call Steve at (718) 224-3052 for more information.


A Haitian Students Association update on Haiti: three years after the quake will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union, 4th floor, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Attend a lecture about caregiving for an aging parent and the unique challenges and opportunities it presents on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. No charge. RSVP is requested. Call Pamela Leff at (718) 268-5011 ext. 621 or visit cqy.org/parent for more information.

For Kids

School age children are invited to join the Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. for a free Black History Month event.


Registration is open for Kids With Cameras Making Movies at the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, for 10 kids ages 11 to 15. The five-week program, beginning Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m., is free but the Friends of Maple Grove are requesting a $10 registration fee to secure the reservation. Send fee to Friends of Maple Grove at Maple Grove Cemetery, at the same address. Call (347) 878-6614 to reserve.

Nuts and Bolts of Homeownership, a class on mortgage affordability analysis: How much “house” can you really afford? and dealing with your credit, will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 37-43 77 St., 2nd floor, Jackson Heights.

A class on how to make your own graphic novel, for teens, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St. Call (718) 776-6800 for more information.

A class about how to unlock the secret of the Rubik’s Cube will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St. Pre-registration is required. Call (718) 776-6800.

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work members can come to find out more about the group and discuss social work issues at Speed Networking. Bring your business card on Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Holliswood Hospital, 87-37 Palermo Street. Free to members, the fee for students is $5 and nonmembers $10. Free parking. For more information contact freds99@aol.com and visit the website at nysscsw.org.

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.

Special Events

The JCC-Chabad of Long Island City/Astoria, 10-31 Jackson Blvd., hosts Torah Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.; Taam Shabbat, Mommy and me, on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Carlbach Shabbat service and LeChaim on Fridays at 6 p.m.; Shabbat morning service and kiddush on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.; Kids Klub, Saturday night kids, with woodworking on Feb, 16 at 6:30 p.m. Listen to the Megillah and enjoy a Purim nosh on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Purim with Dr. Seuss with entertainment for all ages and a feast will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m. at PS 78, 48-09 Center Blvd. Call or visit (718) 609-0066 or jewishlic.com for more information.

Celebrate Purim at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., with Megillah reading on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Purimspiel. Hamantashen and soda will be served. No charge. The Megillah will also be read on Sunday morning, Feb. 24. Morning services begin at 8:45 a.m. Call (718) 459-1000 for more information.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and the Sunday to Remember program hosts a Valentine’s day celebration on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. at El. Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona.

H2I Youth Group will be hosting its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, Feb. 24 from noon-3 p.m. at Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. Game tickets are five for $3; raffle tickets and food sold seperatly. Email h2iyouth@gmail.com for more information.

Come to Langston Hughes Library, 100-10 Northern Blvd., Corona, for a free evening of African-American and Jewish poetry: From images of despair to images of hope, on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Havurat Yisrael of Forest Hills will participate in the nationwide program Shabbat Across America on Friday night, March 1. The program will include a speaker, David Alkalay, who is a survivor of the Holocaust. The synagogue is located at 68-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. For more information call (718) 261-5500 or email hyoffice18@yahoo.com by Monday, Feb. 25. Cost for dinner is $10 for newcomers.

The Glendale Kiwanis Club's 27th Annual pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 3 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at St. Pancras School’s Pfeiffer Hall at 68th Street and Myrtle Avenue. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at: Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty, 67-13 Myrtle Ave., Schwille Funeral Home, 66-32 Myrtle Ave. or McKenna Florist, 67-11 Central Ave.

Special Events

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center holds an Irish Celebration on Sunday, March 10 at 3-7 p.m. at St. Adalbert’s Parish Hall, 84th Street off Grand Avenue in Elmhurst. Tickets are $30 for adults, children ages 6-12 $12 and children under 6 are $7. To reserve call (718) 335-6049.

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

St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraising dance on Saturday, March 9 from 7-11 p.m. Proceeds will go to smartboards for the school. The Boston Burglars will play Irish hits and a buffet will be served. Tickets are $50. Call (718) 821-6721 or (347) 853-9348.

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.


Atria Forest Hills, 112-50 72 Ave., welcomes older adults and family members to its upcoming free concert on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 3:15 p.m. Louisiana dinner to follow. Parking is available upon request. RSVP with Bella Kirschner at (718) 261-5300 or bella.kirschner@atriaseniorliving.com.

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.; beginners 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.; mind, body and soul, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; jewelry making, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 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. and AARP chorus, Fridays at 1 p.m. Additional events: current events on Friday, Feb. 22 at 12:45 p.m.; a Purim celebration on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11:45 a.m.; music appreciation on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 12:45 p.m and fall prevention on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 10:15 a.m., shopping trips, computer classes, lunches and more. Call (718) 224-7888 for further information.

The Innovative SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers a wide array of programs and services including: healthy lunches, current events, diabetes self-management classes, yoga and the Reminiscence Groups. Receive information on benefits and entitlements or share your life story in a safe, private setting. For more information on classes and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.’

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., welcomes seniors age 60 and older, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A food pantry is available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Other activities include daily hot lunch, mini-trips, daily exercise classes, monthly birthday parties and theme parties. 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. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, welcomes all seniors age 60+. Come and enjoy a healthy lunch from noon to 1 p.m., activities such as Wii sports, bowling, bingo, laptop classes, exercise, ceramics, cards and board games, blood pressure checks, trips, monthly nutrition presentations and monthly birthday celebrations and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. For more information call (718) 291-3935.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, has a special Saturday program, open every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all seniors, especially South Asians, offering basic computer classes, basic English, health education, Indian movies, Indian yoga, games, Kinect bowling, tai chi, Yuan Ji dancing, breathing yoga, Ping-Pong, karaoke, field trips, case assistance and have a vegetarian Indian-style lunch. Call (718) 886-5777 for further information.

Support Groups

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Flushing. To attend and for more information, Alliance members can register by calling Paula Goldstein at (516) 802-3142. Anyone with Lupus and family members are invited to attend Education Days on Saturdays, March 23 and June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required in advance. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058 for more information.

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for 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.

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.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

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