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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:30 am


“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email david@dorsky.org or visit dorsky.org.

Photographer Walker Evans’s “Havana 1933” collection will be on display at LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, through May 29. Free. Visit laguardia.edu.


Interested performers are invited to audition for Theatre By The Bay’s production of “Guys and Dolls” on Tuesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Rehearsals begin in August. Call (718) 428-6363 or visit theatrebythebayny.com.


Once Upon a Time presents “Peter Pan, the musical tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up” on Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. at 87-61 111 St., Richmond Hill. $7 adults, $5 children. Call (718) 846-9182 or (718) 849-6594.

“Fame Jr.,” a musical performance by JHS 189 students, will be performed free of charge on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Contact (718) 463-7700 ext. 222.


On Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m. the Queens Jazz Orchestra celebrates the musical genius of Adderly, Jacquet, Basie and Ellington, all historical jazz legends who lived in Queens, at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Prices vary. Call (718) 463-7700 ext. 222.

The 10th NYC Musical Saw Festival will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37 St., Astoria. $10. Visit musicalsawfestival.org.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra hosts a concert on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. $5, $3 seniors and students. Call (718) 374-1627.

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a rummage sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside. Call (718) 224-3052.

There will be a flea market at Transfiguration Parish Hall, 64-14 Clinton Ave., Maspeth, on Sunday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (347) 339-1362.

Richmond Hill flea market is held on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117-09 Hillside Ave. Call (347) 709-7661 or visit richmondhillfleamarket.com.


A day-long seminar entitled Overcoming Anger and Bitterness will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 105-01 37 Ave., Corona, on Saturday, May 25 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (718) 598-4528.


AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

City View Pharmacy’s free spring walking club meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. through May 30 at City View Pharmacy, 23-07 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. Call (718) 545-2550.

There will be Queens Public Hearings on allocation of federal funding to combat poverty and support community-based programs, held at Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway, on Saturdays, June 1 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (212) 676-8208.

For Kids

Queens Library at Hollis, 202-05 Hillside Ave., hosts a reptile “Edventure” with Erik Callender for children ages 6 and up on Friday, May 24 at 4 p.m. Free. Call (718) 465-7355.

Clown duo Bolo and Claus will perform at Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m. in English and 3 p.m. in Spanish. $14, with Family Flex pass, $10. Call (718) 760-0064.

There will be a summer star party astronomy night held on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Adults and children ages 7-12 welcome. $14, $8 per child. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.


Watercolor classes at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. All techniques, beginners to advanced. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per session. Call (718) 969-1128.

Foundations in Astronomy workshop series will be offered on Sundays, June 9, 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $50 for series. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and a social dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100. Cost is $10.

Special Events

St. Luke’s Nursery School, 87-34 85 St., Woodhaven, holds an open house through Friday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit the 3- and 4-year-old classes and register for September, as well as for Mommy and Me classes. Call (718) 296-6683.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., hosts a singles social and dance for singles over 45 from 2-6 p.m. on Sundays, June 9, July 21 and Aug. 18. $10. Call (718) 897-6255.

Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., hosts its movie festival showing of “Hope Springs” on Thursday, May 30 at 2 p.m. $2 donation. Contact (718) 352-7900 or email info@baysidejewishcenter.org.

Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, 84-20 Jamaica Ave., hosts a free poetry workshop every third Tuesday, until Monday, Dec. 16. Email cabbz@aol.com.

Afternoon Composting: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off at the Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Call (718) 721-2462.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale, hosts grocery bingo on Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Call (718) 456-5292.

The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, hosts a summer book sale on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact admin@thecitg.org, (718) 268-6704 or visit thecitg.org.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts a knitting circle on Mondays, June 3 and 17 from 6-8 p.m. for adults only. $5. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000.

On Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m., Murder By Marriage, a comedy-murder-mystery dinner show, will be held at Riccardo’s, 21-01 24 Ave., Astoria. $45. Call (718) 721-7777.

Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance announces a walking tour of Sunnyside Gardens. The tour meets Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. by the flagpole in J.V. Daniels Park, 52nd Street between Roosevelt and 43rd avenues in Sunnyside. $20. Call (646) 298-8669.

A spring fling car show and blood drive will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 56-18 69 St. Call (917) 682-5362. Free.


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.; beginner’s 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.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; jewelry making, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; stay well exercise, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; tropical club, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; dance fitness and “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; ceramics, Fridays at 1 p.m.; a movie “Parental Guidance,” Friday, May 24 at 12:45 p.m.; jokercise, Tuesday, May 28 at 12:45 p.m.; history with Hy, Thursday, May 30 at 10:15 a.m.; and current events, Friday, May 31 at 12:45 p.m.; Call (718) 224-7888.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hosts: Memorial Day picnic party with music and dancing by Tommy Mason, Tuesday, May 28; a seminar by Perry Funding about reverse mortgages, Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m.; and a mini-trip to Coney Island, Thursday, May 30. The center will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Call (718) 456-2000.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, IT 214 tax form, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

Computer classes are being held at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.


The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, hosts dancing to live music, bingo, blood pressure screening, chair yoga, monthly theme parties, oil painting, movies and much more. Lunch served daily at noon. Requested donation is $1.50. Meals on wheels is delivered for homebound seniors. Call (718) 497-2908.

The Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137 St., Flushing, offers ballroom dancing, Mondays, Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to noon; tai chi, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to noon; English as a second language, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. to noon; Ping Pong, exercise and mahjong, Mondays though Fridays. Call (718) 961-3660.

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 information and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.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, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. Call (718) 224-7888.

The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, hosts 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.

The Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., is offering free Chinese language classes Thursdays at 1 p.m.; its very first Dear Abby Group Thursdays at 11 a.m.; free ESL classes for Chinese speakers, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10:30 a.m.; and the Knitting and Crochet club Thursdays at 1 p.m. for beginners and experts. Call the Pomonok Senior Center at (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $6 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. Call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

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

Support Groups

Try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Overeaters Anonymous, Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.

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. Call 1(800) 984-0066, or visit nar-anon.org.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th Street and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

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 an Education Day on Saturday, 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.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226

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

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

A free schizophrenics anonymous self-help support group will be held on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call (718) 896-3400.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1 (212) COCAINE (262-2463).

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

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