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


A new exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Re-Forming the Image in the Dutch Golden Age, on view through March 23, results from a student seminar. The works on display include paintings, prints, sculpture and historical artifacts form 16th and 18th century Europe and colonial New York. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, celebrates its 75th anniversary and its Art Center celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gallery exhibit “25/75: The Silver and Diamond Jubilees/ Then and Now,” through March 22. This exhibition shows work by 25 artists, one from each season since the Art Center’s 1988 inauguration and selected by its three curators.


Marathon Little Theatre Group presents “The Pajama Game” on Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children under 13 at 247-37 60 Ave., Douglaston. Call (718) 229-4644 for more information.

Maggie’s Little Theater performs “Godspell” on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Juniper Valley Road in Middle Village. $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for children. Visit maggieslittletheater.org to reserve tickets or call (917) 579-5389.

Theatre By The Bay produces “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, 62 and older and children 12 and under. For more information or to make reservations visit theatrebythebayny.com or call (718) 428-6363.


Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, performs “Afro Tango” 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.


Green Film Series: “Flow” about the world water crisis will be held at Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Blvd. on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Call (718) 278-2220 for more information. Free.

A film screening and fundraiser for the independent movie “Street Choices” by George Cox of Jamaica will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Coffee and dessert will be served. Call (917) 602-6535 for tickets or more information.

View the premiere of the short film “Product of My Environment” on Saturday, March 16 at 3 and 8 p.m. at Black Spectrum Theatre, 119-07 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica. $15. Call (718) 790-9000 for more information.


The Hollis Presbyterian Church Ministry of Music presents “Evensong” on Sunday, March 17 at 4 p.m. at Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196 St., Hollis. Free.

Queens College Chamber Music Live concert series continues in the QC Opera Studio, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, with the Kashkashian-Artymiw Duo on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Call the Aaron Copland School of Music at (718) 997-3800 or email Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu for information.

Flea Markets

There will be a flea market on Saturday, March 16 at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood. Call (718) 456-2000 for hours.

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


Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave.; enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street, 5th floor, on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. For more information call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.


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.

The JCC-Chabad of Long Island City/Astoria, 10-31 Jackson Blvd., hosts 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..Call or visit (718) 609-0066 or jewishlic.com for more information.

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. $10.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, announces the return of PERC, a club for retirees. Come meet and speak with others about what concerns you Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Free for members of the CQY. Nonmembers free for first session, then $2 per session. Call the Adult and Senior Department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160 or 622 for more information.

Special Events

The 12th annual Eva and Lou Friedman Model Passover Seder will be held on Monday, March 18 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Machane Chodosh, 67-29 108 St., Forest Hills. $15 for Central Queens YM&YWHA members/ $18 nonmembers. Payment required in advance. Call the Adult Department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160.

Family board game day at Bay Terrace Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd., on Friday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. Call (718) 423-7004 for more information. Free.

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.

A communal first seder will be held on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Flushing. $75 per adult; discounts for children and members. RSVP to (718) 263-6500 by Monday, March 18.

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

Queens County Bird Club will hold an evening presentation on Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information call (516) 965-2282.

The JCC-Chabad of LIC holds a seder on Monday, March 25 at 10-31 Jackson Ave. Also, Passover necessities will be delivered to homebound seniors and financially challenged residents in West Queens. Visit JewishLIC.com or contact (718) 609-0066.

On Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, hosts MARCH for the Earth. Open the spring season with a day of volunteering followed by a march to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Unisphere. Advanced registration is required. Email Regina Forlenza at rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

Professor Mary Fulbrook will discuss a book on a family friend who turned out to be a Nazi functionary at the Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, on Thursday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. More information at (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or pkurtz@cqy.org.

A barnyard Easter egg hunt will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Saturday, March 30 from noon to 4 p.m. $5 per person.

A blood drive will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Christ the King HS gym, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. For more information, call Alice Wenz at (718) 366-7400 ext. 244.

The congregation of Emanuel United Church of Christ at Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue, Woodhaven, hosts Palm Sunday service on March 24 at 10:45 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Communion service on March 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday service on March 29 at 1 p.m.; and Easter Sunday service on March 31 at 10:45 a.m.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Fun with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 23 from 2-4 p.m. at 69th Street and Myrtle Avenue in Glendale. Parents should bring their children and their cameras forphotos withand a gift fromthe bunny, face painting, acoloring table and fun for everyone. Free.

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.

Support Groups

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 Education Days on Saturdays, March 23 and 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 for more information.

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.

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. For information, call 1(800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.

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

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


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.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will show “The Frisco Kid” on Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the film. $5. Call (718) 459-1000.

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; Special workshops: on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m., Falls Prevention; Wednesday, March 20 at 11 a.m., Diabetic foot care; and Wednesday, March 27, Preventing strokes. (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 more information on classes and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.’

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave, will hold a march for meals fundraiser on Wednesday, March 27 from 3-5 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door.

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.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., has a food pantry Tuesdays-Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Next bus trip to Yonkers and AARP Defensive Driving class both on Monday, March 18. The MetroCard van is at the Center on the fourth Thursday of every month. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Art classes are held every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

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 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.., shopping trips, computer classes, lunches and more. Call (718) 224-7888 for further information.

Lamar Peters, Elvis impersonator extraordinaire, performs at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood, on Saturday, March 16 from 3-5 p.m. $10, $5 for those over 60. Call (718) 456-2000.

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. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

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

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