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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:30 am


An African-American art exhibition by Khalil Koromantee and His Young Black Artists will be on display on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rosenthal Library, Room 230, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.


On Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Black Spectrum Theatre, 177 Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, the SABC Performing Arts Ministry premiers a new stage play entitled “It’s Time To Take a Stand” for two performances only, at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission. Group discount rate available. Purchase 10 tickets and receive a 10 percent discount. For further information call (718) 723-8005 or email SABCPerformingArts@yahoo.com.

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.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, will present “Survey,” a one-act play by Forest Hills playwright Michael Brody, on Friday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call (718) 482-5151.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center will host a bus trip to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center’s preview of “Black Stars of the Great White Way” on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The bus departs at 2 p.m. sharp from the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. See Audrey, Karen or Jackie or call (718) 456-2000 for tickets and 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.


A free showing of “Night at the Museum” will be held at Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City, on Monday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be served.

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.

Flea Markets

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a flea market on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information.


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.

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.

Korea: 60 Years Later, a history roundtable will be presented at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th floor, Long Island City, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. Look back at America’s “forgotten war” or the 1950s on the 60th anniversary of the armistice ending hostilities. If you know a Korean War veteran plea encourage them to attend and share their experiences. Free to GAHS members, Veterans and their families, $5 to the public. Call (718) 278-0700 for more information.


AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth. New members are welcome. The next meeting is on Feb. 20.

Queens Borough Democratic Club has monthly general meetings. They will discuss upcoming citywide elections and recent immigration reform legislation and firearm legislation at Tropical Restaurant, 88-19 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven, 2nd Floor, on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7-8:15 p.m.

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.


Qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be teaching the About Boating Safety class at Fort Totten in Bayside on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8:30 a.m. This class is for recreational boaters and includes the proper use of safety equipment, maintenance, rules of navigation and the legal requirements for operating boats and personal watercraft. Certification is required for boating in NJ waters and operating a PWC in the Tri-State waters. The fee is $65; learning materials included. Pre-registration is a must for driving a motor vehicle on the base at Fort Totten. For more information call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (347) 336-5866 or email 12-01@verizon.net. To register online and for more information visit uscgaux1201.org.

Join Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, for a workshop, on Saturday, Feb. 16, following the annual Flushing Lunar New Year parade. Create and decorate traditional paper lanterns in various symbolic colors. The fee is $2 per person. For more information visit queensbotanical.org or call Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800 ext. 330 or dhector@queensbotanical.org.

A meeting of the Parashat and Haftarat Club of Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services. Discuss Torah portion Teruma with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. Lite bite will be served. No charge.

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.

Italian Charities of American, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, announces Italian classes for beginners starting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 7-9 p.m. for 14 weeks. Price is $80 per adult. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information.

A drum workshop for teens will be held on: Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. at Queens Village library, 94-11 217 St. (718) 776-6800. Admission is free but space is limited. Call your local library to reserve or visit queenslibrary.org.

Special Events

The JCC-Chabad of Long Island City/Astoria, 10-31 Jackson Blvd., hosts a Shabbat dinner for the community and friends on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Some other programming includes: 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.

Edison Place restaurant, 71-28 Cooper Ave., Glendale, will be hosting a Murder Mystery Show and 3-course dinner on Friday, Feb. 15 to benefit the Excalibur Reading Program. Tickets are $49.95 and may be obtained by calling (718) 821-8401.

Special Events

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.

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 seperratly. 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.

The friends of Maple Grove Cemetery host “Love Never Dies” on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at The Center at Maple Grove Celebration Hall, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens. Note the new date. Hear heartwarming tales of loss and triumph honoring all great love stories found among our permanent residents, collected by historian Carl Ballenas from our archives. RSVP by calling (347) 878-6614. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Free Parking. Refreshments will be served. Visit friendsofmaplegrove.org for more information.

Guiding Strong Kids to a Strong Future celebration will take place at the Jamaica YMCA, 89-25 Parsons Blvd., on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Mills Gym form 6-8 p.m. featuring live entertainment, award presentations, music, and light refreshments. RSVP at (212) 912-2202.

On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a census of birds conducted every year by bird-lovers at sites across the country. This event is free but registration is required. For more information or to register call (718) 886-3800 ext. 213, email sromar@queesnbotanical.org, or visit birdsource.org/gbbc.

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.

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

The Catholic Daughters of Americas Court Mary’s Nativity #2347 will hold a Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival with the band “the Satellites” featuring music of the ’50s and ’60s on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 6-10 p.m. at the Father Rooney Parish Center at Jasmine Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, Flushing. A $35 donation includes a hot buffet dinner, wine and beer and dessert. Parking available. Call Irene at (718) 849-6900 ext. 11 for tickets or email idachtera@verizon.net.

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 Maria Rose Doll Museum will host a Black History Month event for the community, with presentations on: 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; 50 years of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech of 1963; and the 44th president of the United States, on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. Refreshments will be served. Donations of $7 requested. Call (718) 276-3454.


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: movie “One for the Money” on Friday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m.; blood pressure taking on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m.; 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.

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