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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 1:30 pm, Wed Jul 3, 2013.


“Bridging the Gap”—Long Island City Artists will be on display at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., through Sunday, July 14. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. $5, members, students and Long Island City artists free. Visit flushingtownhall.org.


The Golden Dragon Acrobats special pre-season event, July 17-28, Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $28.95, family 4-pack $99. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.

Maggie’s Little Theater, Fiddler on the Roof, July 13, 19 and 20, 8 p.m., July 14 and 21, 2:30 p.m.; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Juniper Valley Road. (917) 579-5389, maggieslittletheater.org/tickets. $18, $15 seniors, $12 children 11 and under.

“The Tempest” by Shakespeare, Hip to Hip Theater Company, Sunday, July 28, 8 p.m., Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike, Flushing. Free.


The work of Jennifer Connelly, Johnny Depp, Slawomir Idziak, Eiko Ishioka, Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze, Ang Lee, Walter Murch, Jeannine Oppewall, Theadora Van Runkle and Julie Weiss, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Thursday, July 11 through Nov. 10.


Queens Symphony Orchestra performs: Tuesday, July 30, Verdi selections, St. Johns University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Flushing; and Sunday, Aug. 4, a follow-up performance at the Forest Park Bandshell. All concerts are free. Visit queenssymphony.org.

Classical jam from the street to the concert hall, Queens Library at Richmond HIll, 118-14 Hillside Ave., Monday, July 8, 6 p.m.

Villalobos Brothers redefining Latin music, Queens Library at Jackson Heights, 35-51 81 St., Saturday, July 13, 2 and 4 p.m.

La Piccola Opera, Carmen (abridged), Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108-19 71 Ave., Saturday, July 20, 2 and 4 p.m.

Music events at Cunningham Park, 196 street and Union Turnpike, Flushing: New York Philharmonic, Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m.; and Mitch Kahn celebrates the American songbook, Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. Both free. friendsofcunninghampark.org.

Flea MarketS

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.

Our Lady of the Angelus, flea market every Sunday in the soccer field at 98-05 63 Dr., Rego Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 897-4444.

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, outdoor flea market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, July 14. Call (718) 729-8957.


Astoria health fair and farmer’s market, Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 14th Street through 31st Avenue on 31st Road.


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.


Free hour-long yoga classes at: Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Ave. N, Saturdays, July 20 and Aug. 24, 10 a.m.; Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Rd., Long Island City, Sundays, July 14, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 8 5:30 p.m. Call the Yoga Room at (718) 274-0255.

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.

Coed mixed-level line dancing for adults, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Cambria Heights, Saturdays, July 6 and 20 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

Drama workshop with Scott Klavan at Central Queens YM and YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest HIlls, Thursdays, July 18 and Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, $8 members. Call (718) 268-5011.

Instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, “America’s Volunteer Guardians,” About Boating Safety class, Fort Totten, Bayside, Sunday, July 21, 8:30 a.m. $65. Call Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866, 12-01@verizon.net.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 QueensBlvd., 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.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Animal Care Trainee, Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. to noon, ages 8-12. $21. Children will have hands-on experiences and learn all about the needs of the APEC’s animals.; Storytime Safari — Fish Fun, Saturday, July 13, 1:30-3 p.m., ages 3-7. $18. Listen to a story about Fish Fun followed by craft/activity time. Snack, meet animals and take a trail walk. Adventure Hour — Fish, Sunday, July 14, 1:30-2:45 p.m., ages 18-36 months. $16 per child (parent included). Socialize and learn about fish, live animals, art projects, outdoor play, trail walks and music. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Mario the Magician, magic and music, Queens Library at Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Saturday, July 27, 3 p.m.

Children’s workshop, Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike, Flushing, Sunday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Special Events

NY Surf Week, July 17-21 at National Blvd. Beach in Long Beach. Surf and skateboard competition, art show, movie premiere and concerts. nysea.com/nysurfweek.

Municipal Art Society sponsors a walk with Jack Eichenbaum: Flushing’s Chinatown, Saturday, July 20, 4-6 p.m. A destination and commercial center to rival its Manhattan antecedent. Taiwanese at its core, host to a variety of Chinese groups. See office buildings, hotels, condos, specialty shops, cultural institutions and malls. Restaurant tips distributed. $20; $15 MAS members. Registration required: mas.org. Information: (212) 935-3960.

Pet advocacy day, Forest Park Bandshell parking lot, Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. License your dog, $8.50 with vet certificate of spay or neuter, $34 without.

An evening with former NY Yankee Roy White, Monday, July 15, 7 p.m., La Bella Vita, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. $50. Call (718) 835-6161.

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, July 21 and Aug. 18. $10. Call (718) 897-6255.

Screening of “Hands of Steek,” at Devil Science theatre, an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies, Thursday, July 18, 10:30 p.m., Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Call Daniel Reynolds (407) 276-6724, devilscience@gmail.com. $5.

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.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, July 15, 29 August, 12, 26, September 9, 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults. $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit. Call (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or visit alleypond.com.


The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; topical club, Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.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.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness and “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Plus music appreciation, current events discussions, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

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


The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; free computer classes, Mondays at 12:30 p.m.; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

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.

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

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 SNAPof Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers Lunch and Learn Cinema Talk: A film series discussion group on Tuesdays, July 9 and 23 between 12:30 and 4 p.m. $7.50 per class or $25 for the series. Call (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.


Gay andJewish siblings of Gay and Jewish Victims of Domestic Homicide/Violence meets in Forest Hills. All are welcome. Call (917) 561-4252.

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.

Bereavement groups for the 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.

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.

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

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

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.

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.


The Louis Armstrong House, the longtime home of the great musician Louis Armstrong, is a national historic landmark located on 107 St. in Corona. It is open to the public as a historic house museum and needs volunteers to assist in the Welcome Center. Contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or visit satchmo.net.

The Samuel Field YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to teach a class in the older adult services or computer department. Applicants should have some experience either teaching or working in their field of interest, but those with a specific hobby they would like to share are welcome to apply. To volunteer, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 233.

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