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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:30 am


Artworks by Abdias Nascimento, works by the Brazilian artist, author, playwright and senator, Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, through June 21. Free.


“Night Must Fall,” a thriller, Douglaston Community theater Company, Zion Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Fri.-Sat., May 16-17 at 8 p.m. $17 adults, $15 students/seniors. Call (718) 482-3332. Special benefit for Zion Church, Thurs., May 15; wine & hors d’oeuvres, 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. $25 pp. Info/reservations: (718) 225-0466, zion11363@aol.com.

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wed. & Thurs. 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fri., 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Info: secrettheatre.com.


“To Bird & Dizzy with Love,” Queens Jazz Orchestra, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Fri., May 16, 8 p.m., $40/$32 members; $20 students; package $120/$100 members (reserved table for 2, wine & snacks). Pre-show discussion with music director & conductor Jimmy Heath at 7:30 p.m. Info: flushingtownhall.org.

Sufiana Live in Concert, fusion ensemble from all over the world who effectively blend Sufi tradition with Indian & western musical styles, PS/IS 266, 74-10 Commonwealth Blvd., Belllerose, Sat., May 17, 6:30-9 p.m. $25 pp. Info: (732) 331-5240.

3rd Annual Queens New Music Festival, Queens Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, Fri.-Sun., May 16-18. All-access festival passes, $50; one-day $30; single performance tickets $20. Info: queensmusicfestival.org.

Annual Spring Concert, Oratorio Society of Queens, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Sun., May 18, 4 p.m. $30, $25 students/seniors, $10 children 12-under (with an adult). Info: (718) 279-3006, QueensOratorio.org.

Peter LaRosa performs Broadway, presented by Sisterhood of Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Mon. May 19, 2:30 p.m. Call: (718) 352-7900.

“Women Composers,” Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Jazz Band, Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave., Sat. May 24, 7 p.m., donations accepted. Info: sudhalter.com.


Green Space Studio, 37-24 24 St., Suite #301, Long Island City, Take Root with Sunhwa Chung/Ko-Ryo Dance Theater, a studio presentation, Fri.-Sat., May 16-17, 8-10 p.m. $15. Contact: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/takeroot.html. Fertile Ground New Works Showcase, Sun., May 18, 7-9 p.m. New works showcase for emerging and established artists. $10. Contact: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/tickets.html.

“Mexico en Primavera,” Thalia Spanish Theatre, with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, thru May 18, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m. $35, $32 students & seniors, Fridays all tickets only $30. Info/tickets: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.


Drinking History: A Pint of the Past, Beer & Home Brewing in 19th Century New York, King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Sun., June 29, 3 p.m. Free, reservations required. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, programs@kingmanor.org, kingmanor.org/events.


Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Wed., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All techniques, beginner to advanced with demonstration. Call: (718) 969-1128.

DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month. Once a week, four sessions, classes in beat mixing and MC techniques. Call: (718) 479-4848.

Regents review classes, Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Register for June classes in: integrated algebra, geometry, global history & geography, living environment/biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, U.S. history & government, algebra 1, algebra 2/trig. Contact: (718) 335-6049, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.

After-School Environmental Science Enrichment Program, Eastern Queens Alliance, Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, Series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries; 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale; meets Mon., Wed., Fri., 3:30-5 p.m., thru June 14. Ages 8-12, $8 per session, $21 per week. Contact: (347) 824-2301, info@easternqueensalliance.org or eqa-ippc.com/science-in-the-park.html.

Drama workshop, with instructor Lisa LaGrande. Poppenhusen Institute, ages 8-12; 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, Sat., thru June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., Free. Contact: (718) 358-0067.

Boy Scout Troop #119, St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79 Place off Juniper Valley Rd., Middle Village, meets every Tues., 7:15-9 p.m. New members welcome.


Subway Series fundraiser, to benefit Queens Community House, Modell’s Clubhouse at CitiField, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Corona, Thurs., May 15, 7 p.m. $250 pp. Guests get to watch the game inches from the field, along the warning track in right field. Tickets: queenscommunityhouse.org.

LIC Springs! block party, hosted by the Long Island City Partnership, Vernon Blvd., between 50th & 46th aves., Sat., May 17, 1-6 p.m. Events & activities, free performances, art displays, culinary features & family-friendly fun; rain or shine. Free.

Jamaica Bay ecology cruise, 3-hour narrated tour of Jamaica Bay led by Don Riepe, on the Golden Sunshine, from Pier 4 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Sat., May 17, 4 p.m. $55 pp, includes wine, cheese, fruit & snacks. Contact: (718) 474-0896, littoralsociety.org.

Periodontal disease seminar, Steinway Family Dental, 35-20 Steinway St., Astoria, Sun., May 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Diagnosing, understanding and treating periodontal disease. RSVP: (718) 728-3314.

Highway to Health festival, South Street Seaport, Fulton St., between Water & South Sts., Manhattan, Sun., May 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. HealthCorps Highway to Health festival showcases neighborhood resources and promotes healthy lifestyle & benefits. Contact: (212) 742-2875, healthcorps.org.

Wine tasting fundraiser for Alley Pond Environmental Center, Papazzio Restaurant, 39-38 Bell Blvd., Bayside, Mon., May 19, 6:30-9 p.m. $65 pp. Free babysitting at APEC from 6:15-9:45 p.m. for participating parents (children must be potty-trained).

Stroke Risk Assessment Day, Lang Auditorium, New York Hospital Queens, 56-45 Main St., Flushing, Tues., May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May is Stroke Awareness Month, free blood pressure assessment by a nurse or physician’s assistant and receive a heart healthy meal. Volunteer Chinese & Spanish interpreters present. Must schedule appointment in advance, call (800) 282-6684.

Queens County Bird Club, presentation on threatened and endangered bird species at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Wed. May 21, 8 p.m. Free, light refreshments served. Info: qcbirdclub.org.

World’s Fair Train Show, watch model trains through a display which includes a mini World’s Fair Unisphere; Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sat.-Mon., May 24-26, 10 a.m.-5.p.m. Free with general admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, education@queensbotanical.org.

Comedy Night, featuring Moody McCarthy, Dave Konig & Jonny Lampert, Howard Beach Judea Center, 162-05 90 St., Howard Beach, Sat., May 31, 9 p.m. $36 in advance, $40 at door. Reservations: (718) 845-9443.


Astoria spring festival, sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association, 31 St., between Ditmars Blvd., & 21st Ave., Sun., May 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

It’s My Park Day — Clement Moore Homestead Park, 45th Ave. & Broadway, Elmhurst, Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Give the park some TLC, bring a paint roller & pan if you have one, wear old clothing. Info: (917) 396-1310.

Forest Park Classic 4 Mile Road & Trail Race, presented by Forest Park Runners Club, Sun., May 18, 10 a.m. start, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Drive. Register/application: forestparkrunners.org.

Queens College Reading Series, reading of original works written by creative writing class; Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31 St., Astoria, Tues., May 20, 7 p.m., Free. Contact: (718) 278-2665.

“Visions of Southern Italy,” Bella Italia Mia, Inc., Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., CNL Anne+Henry Paolucci Center, Door#10, 3rd Floor, Middle Village, Sun., May 18, 12 p.m. $5 Members, $7 nonmembers.

Flushing House ‘Open House Week,’ 38-20 Bowne Street, Flushing, Thurs-Fri., May 15-16, 2-4 p.m.; also 6-8 p.m. on May 16 only. Learn why New York Magazine named Flushing House one of the Top-Rated Senior Communities. Come experience everything that’s new at New York State’s largest, not-for-profit, ‘Independent Living’ retirement community. Free parking off of 38th Ave., refreshments will be served. Event is free, but by reservation only, RSVP to (718) 762-3198 or (347) 532-3025.

Luau Party, hosted by Nativity B.V.M. Columbiettes, Church Hall, 91 St. & Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, Sat., May 24, 12 p.m. $15 includes buffet lunch, drinks, dessert. RSVP by May 19 to (718) 843-1046.

Willets Point walking tour, Sun., May 25, 4 p.m., walk to the area from central Flushing to understand political, economic & ecological issues. Register: mas.org/tours.

Whitestone Veterans Memorial Day Parade, the oldest parade in Queens, Mon., May 26, ceremony on field at 149th St. & 15th Drive, 12 p.m., followed by parade at 1 p.m.

Doggie boot camp, Crocheron Park, Bayside, every Sat. thru Oct., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. dogschoolny.com.

Bus to Empire Casino in Yonkers, St. Josaphat Leisure Club, 35th Ave. & 210th St., Bayside, Thurs., May 29, $25 pp. Call: Joy (917) 921-7631.


Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, free SNAP screenings for all seniors 60+. Eligibility check and application help. Info: (718) 591-3377, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Email & the Internet, computer class for seniors 60+. Call: John (718) 559-4329.

Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc., SNAP, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group, Mon., 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100.

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


North Shore Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, LIJ Hearing & Speech Center, 270-05 76 Ave., New Hyde Park, every third Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m. Next meeting, May 16, guest speaker from HearMore Co. & hands-on demo. Free, coffee & light refreshments served.

AARP meetings: Open to the general public.Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mon. each month, 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wed. each month, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tues. each month, 12 p.m.


Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81 St., Jackson Heights, Sat., May 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Contact: Francine Smith, (718) 476-3590, ext. 106; fsmith@renaissancecharter.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale, Sat., May 17, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or later (end time varies). Donation drop-offs, Fri., May 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Contact: (718) 229-2065.

IS 93 PTA, 66-56 Forest Ave., school cafeteria, Ridgewood, Sat., May 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., every Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026.


Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Do you provide help to a family member, friend or neighbor? Could you use some help yourself? Free support services. Contact: Anne Attanas, LMSW, (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325, Job Club, Wed. (once a month) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, get firsthand info on job leads. Women’s Support Group, Wed. (once a month) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required for either program. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

Bereavement groups for loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call Pamela Leff: (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

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