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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:30 am


Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, hosts a new art exhibition “Repetition in Design,” a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman, from Jan. 23 to April 15. For more information call (718) 886-3800.

Nancy Dwyer, Painting and Sculpture, 1982-2012 will be on view Jan. 18-April 7 at the Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30 St., Long Island City. Hours are Thursday-Monday, noon -5 p.m. Call (718) 937-0727 for more information or visit flcart.org.

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces “Donut Muffin,” an exhibition that explores dialogues in New York-based contemporary painting and sculpture, on view through March 10. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 pm. and by appointment. Contact David Dorsky at (718) 937-6317 or visit dosrsky.org.


The Oratorio Society of Queens will begin rehearsing “Messa di Gloria” by Puccini, opera choruses and Americana for the Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 19 with Maestro David Close and the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights at 7:45 p.m. in the FSG hall at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing. Auditions are Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (718) 279-3006.

The Queens College Choral Society seeks new members for its Spring 2013 concert season, which will feature the performance of J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass on Saturday, May 18. Auditions for new members will take place from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Music Building Room 246, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., on Wednesdays: Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:45 p.m. in room 270. Auditions consist of basic singing skills. No preparation is necessary. For further information visit qcchoralsociety.org. To schedule an audition contact James John, Music Director, at (718) 997-3818 or jmsjhn@aol.com


The Secret Theatre, 44-07 23 St., Long Island City, will show “Urinetown: The Musical” on Thursday - Saturday, now through Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18. Call (718) 392-0722.

There will be a live presentation of “Special Effect,” 20 underground animations featuring original music by Lucky Dragons and Seabat on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Tickets are $15 for the public, $9 for members, free for Silver Screen members and above. Advance tickets are available online at movingimage.us or by phone at (718) 777-6800.

Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider brings his zany comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for all seats. You must be 21 or older to attend.


Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, premieres “Afro Tango” on Friday, Jan. 25. The show runs 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.

Paul Williams, legendary songwriter, singer, actor and subject of the documentary “Paul Williams: Still Alive” will be honored with a weekend retrospective at Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, from Jan. 25-27. Prices and times vary. Visit movingimage.us or call (718) 777-6800.


A “Salute to Israel” concert will be held on Sunday, Feb., 10 at 7 p.m. at LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College on Reeves Avenue and 150th Street. For tickets call (718) 776-3500. Tickets cost between $50 and $75.

American Composer’s Orchestra hosts coLABoratory: Playing It UNsafe, a developmental lab for new American music, inviting musicians to participate, on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free.

Afro-Amerindian Journey presented in partnership with Terraza 7 Cafe will be on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Cost is $25/$15 members and students with ID.

The Center for Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 76-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents traditional African drumming by Abdou Mboup and Waakaw on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 8-11:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $17, at the door tickets are $20. Call for more information (718) 523-3312 or email Jwatusi@aol.com.

Flea Markets

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts a flea market on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information.


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. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

A 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 for more information. The group is free.

Free public speaking/effective communication˝meetings are held on the first, third and fourth Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. Learn to be comfortable speaking before an audience. Meetings are held at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Contact club vice president membership at (646) 748-8290.


Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, hosts Commitment to Fitness New Year Celebration for adults on Sunday, Jan. 27 from noon - 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per person in advance and $8 at the door. Free babysitting for children 3-11 years old. Reservations required. Call (718) 268-5011 ext. 500 or email dberman@cqy.org for more information or visit the website at cqy.org/nyfc.

Learn Talmud with Rabbi Manes Kogan at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Tractate Ta’anit will be studied from the Babylonian Talmud. The new cycle has just begun. If you have any questions contact Rabbi Kogan at (718) 380-4145 or rabbikogan@hillcrestjc.org.

The Central Queens Y at 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, is offering yoga for the active senior adult. Registration is now ongoing for the winter series of 11 classes. Cost is $52 senior CQY members/ $94 senior general public/ $132 under 65 CQY members/ $163 under 65 general public. For more information call Robin Budnetz at (718) 268-5011 ext. 504 or email rbudnetz@cqy.org.

LaGuardia Community College is hosting an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 23 for those interested in becoming credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors. The information session runs from 6-9 p.m. in the college’s B-building Room BA-01 at 30-20 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. To RSVP email ACEProfessional@lagcc.cuny.edu. For more information call (718) 482-5125.

There will be a drum workshop on Monday, Jan. 28 at 4 pm. at the Douglaston/Little Neck Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd. Call the library (718) 225-8414 for more information.

Queens Library Enrich Your Life presents Magic Tricks workshops for teens on Wednesdays: Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St., (718) 776-6800; Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Bellerose Library, 250-06 Hillside Ave., (718) 831-8644; and Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. at Briarwood Library, 85-12 Main St., (718) 658-1680. Admission is free. Call your library for more information or visit queenslibrary.org.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens is offering free art classes for children ages 8 to 16 on Tuesday and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at NYC Parks & Recreation-ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria. For more information call (718) 261-7664 or email laccq@aol.com

Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. join Rabbi Waidenbaum at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., to learn and discuss the weekly Torah portion. On Mondays the Rabbi will teach a class, “Jewish Choices — Jewish Voices,” from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The Parashat and Haftarat Club discusses the Torah portion Bo on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services. The club is led by Rabbi Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. A light bite will be served. There is no charge for any class and all are welcome. Call (718) 459-1000 for more information.

Adult education classes will be held at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. Rabbi Waidenbaum will be teaching several adult education classes. No charge. Call for more information, (718) 459-1000.


The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has expanded its GED preparation program to include free adult classes. Tracks vary in length from 10 to 20 weeks depending upon entrance test results. Contact the YW and sign up for the next placement examination. Call Stacy McKelvey at (718) 353-4553 for more information or to reserve your placement exam seat.

Mindfulness Meditation one-hour class with Rabbi Michael Weisser at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or email info@freesynagogue.org.

Special Events

A book launch event for “The Man in 3B,” a novel by Carl Weber, will be held at Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.

Boy Scout troop 96 presents its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 8-11 a.m. and noon - 1:30 p.m. at The Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills. Cost is $8 and children under 5 eat free.

A festive Tu B’Shevat Shabbat Seder will take place at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Registration is required for this event. To register call the Temple at (718) 261-2900 or email mail@rtfh.org.

Cafe Marlene hosts open mic night on Sunday Nights at Cafe Marlene, 41-11 49 St., Sunnyside, from 6-9 p.m. Call (718) 205-7330 for more information.

APT & SISTAHS collaborative presents the 7th annual celebration of the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Center for Culture, the Africkan Poetry Theatre, 76-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 3-7 p.m. Program begins at 3:30 p.m. Free admission. Food available at the mini African Marketplace. Call (347) 507-0823

Bayside Historical Society will host its annual art show through Jan. 27. Come to “The Castle” at 208 Totten Ave, Fort Totten in Bayside. Visitors can enjoy a vocal performance by Lindsay Magiddo. Admission is $8 per person, free to BHS members.

Bayside Business Association Presents: 10th Annual “Taste of Bayside” on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Adria Hotel and Conference Center, 220-33 Northern Blvd., featuring food and beverage samplings from area restaurants. Cost is $30.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts a dance on Saturday nights through Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100 for information.

Join the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., for a Tu B’Shevat luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services. The cost is $18 per person. Pre-paid reservations must be made by Tuesday, Jan. 22. Call (718) 459-1000.

Close Embrace - Nimbus Dance Works comes to Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26 for a 1 p.m. interactive arts workshop and a 2:30 p.m. open rehearsal and talk. Cost for the workshop is $6/$4 children/ free for members with tickets to the 2:30 p.m. program. The open rehearsal costs $12/$10 members/$8 children/ $6 member children. For more information call (718) 463-7700.

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.


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, lap top classes, excercise, 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, starting Jan. 12, 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.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood, welcomes seniors age 60 and older. The center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A food pantry is available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Other activities include daily hot lunch, mini-trips, monthly birthday parties, theme parties and daily exercise. Movies are held every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

The CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expy., hosts free programs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Mondays at 12:30 p.m., first-run movie; Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m., Ping Pong; Mondays at 9:15 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15 a.m., Exercise class; Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, bingo; Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m., chair yoga; Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., Wii bowling; Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m., Big Apple Strollers; Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m., line dancing; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; Tuesdays at 1 p.m., chorus; Mondays and Wednesdays, bridge instruction; Tuesdays at 1 p.m., ESL for Chinese speakers; Thursdays at 10:45 p.m., tai chi; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m,. basic computer classes; Fridays from 1-2 p.m., advanced computer class; Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m., social dancing with DJ. Kosher and nonkosher lunch available at 11:30 a.m. with a $2 contribution. Membership is free. Call (718) 225-1144.

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.

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