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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:30 am


“Queens Surface” photography exhibition, Aug. 10-28, weekdays, Flushing Queens Library, 41-17 Main St. Free. Information: Michelle Cheikin, m@michellecheikin.com, (917) 669-0877.


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

The Queens Players, “Macbeth,” through Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $18. secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722.

“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 1st annual UNFringed festival, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, Aug. 1-24. Information: info@secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” St. Gregory’s Theatre Group, Aug. 2, 3, 7-10, 8 p.m., Aug. 4 and 11, 2 p.m., Gregorian Hall, 244-44 87 Ave., Bellerose. $18, $15 seniors, $7 kids under 12. $2 extra at the door. Information: tickets@sgtg.org, (718) 989-2451.

“Les Miserables,” ICC Theater, 7200-7250 Douglaston Pkwy.,Douglaston, Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, 8 p.m., Aug. 4, 3 p.m., with a Sunday brunch at 1 p.m., additional $25. Tickets: $25, thejosephinefoundation.org/store, (516) 650-3231 Proceeds to benefit the Josephine Foundation.


Queens World Film Festival free summer screenings, Saturdays and Sundays, through-Aug. 3, 78th Street Plaza at 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Contact: Katha Cato, kathacato@gmail.com, (718) 429-2579, queensworldfilmfestival.com.

“Prime Evil,” Aug. 1 at 10:30 p.m., Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. $5. Information: Daniel Reynolds, devilscience@gmail.com, (407) 276-6724, dst3k.com.

Movies at Cunningham Park, 193rd street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Thursdays, starting at 8 p.m.: Aug. 8, “The Lorax;” Aug. 15, “North by Northwest;” Aug. 22, “Les Miserables;” Aug. 29, “Kinky Boots.” Free.


JAMS under the stars, a free outdoor concert beginning the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer festival, Friday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m., Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue, between 150 and 153 streets, Jamaica. Information: Tyra Emerson, collaborative23@verizon.net, (718) 526-8700, go2ccj.com.

City Parks Foundation, Summerstage, free. Baisley Park Pond, North Conduit Ave., 116 Ave. between 150 St., Suptin Blvd., and Baisley Blvd. South: Sunday, July 28, 3 p.m., Byron Cage, Deon Kipping, Latice Crawford, Michael Pugh, Lenny Smith, the Greater Allen Cathedral Choir; Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series; 5Pointz, 45-46 Davis St., Long Island City, Sunday, Aug. 11, 5 p.m., Back to the Roots — Kool Herc at 5Points celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop.

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.

Jamaica Arts and Music Summer festival, Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to 169th Street, Jamaica. Free. Information: Tyra Emerson, collaborative23@verizon.net, (718) 526-8700, go2ccj.org.

Community welcome and musical concert, St. James Episcopal Chuch, 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, Saturday, Aug. 3, 4-6 p.m. Reception follows. Contact: (718) 592-2555.

Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial concert, Saturday, Aug. 3, 12:30-7 p.m., 46th Street (Bliss Street) and Queens Boulevard, under the Sunnyside Arch. Free. Information: sunnysideshines.org

Flea Markets

Ridgewood Market, art, vintage and handmade items, food, Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield St. Contact: Sarah Feldman, contact@ridgewoodmarket.com, (718) 456-KIDS (5437), ridgewoodmarket.com.

The Ridgewood Youthmarket, an urban farmstand supplied by local farmers and operated by youths to provide fresh healthy foods to the community, intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues, Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. until November 23.


Hillside Polymedic free health fair, Friday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 187-30 Hillside Avenue. Information: Debi Zvi, debi.nutrition@gmail.com, (718) 264-1111, hillsidepolymedic.com.

Community blood drive, Midway Nursing Home, 69-95 Queens Midtown Expwy., Maspeth, Thursday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in cooperation with New York Hospital. No appointment necessary. Call (718) 429-2200 ext. 308.


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.

Howard Beach Metal Detecting Club, VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach, Thursday, July 18, 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Keith, keithprez12@aol.com, (917) 599-6674.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: hiking club monthly meetings, Mondays, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Adults only. Membership Required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.


Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Astronomer Mark Freilich discusses the stars while star gazing. Scientifically Speaking: Fruit and flower dissection, Saturday, July 27, 1-3 p.m., adults and children 9-12. $24. An introduction to the study of life and plants, concentrating on flowering plants. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Summer Sunrise Yoga, Wednesdays in July and August, 6-7:15 a.m., BambooMoves, 107-40 Queens Blvd., Suite 206, Forest Hills. Donation $5. Information: Melissa Seigel (347) 684-0451.

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

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, 53-37 72 St., offers toddler playgroups in September, children 3 and under. Call (718) 335-6049.

Coed mixed-level line dancing for adults, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Saturdays, Aug. 3, 17, Sept. 7, 21, 9:30 a.m.-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, Thursday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, $8 members. Call (718) 268-5011.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Fun in the Sand, Saturday, July 27, 1:30-3 p.m., ages 5-7. $18. Children play in a sand table, create colored sand pictures, meet sand-dwelling animals and have a snack. Young Discoverers Club — Radical Rainforest, Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12. $24. Meet animals, plants and people of the rainforest, make a rainforest animal and plant a rainforest plant. 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

Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck hosts: monthly Shabbat morning experience, Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m., breakfast and a Torah discussion.; Tot Shabbat, Saturday, July 27, 10:45 a.m., Shabbat service for 3-6 year olds.;

35th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Friday-Sunday, July 26-28. Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults — $5, all weekend pass $15; children 12 and under, $5, all weekend pass, $7. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org, info@queensfarm.org.

Special Events

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.

The East Coast Car Association 15th annual summer slam car show and blood drive, Sunday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maspeth Federal Saving Bank, parking lot, 69th Street off Grand Avenue, Maspeth. Rain date, Aug. 11. Information: Bob (917) 385-2322, Lou (917) 682-5362, eccatoysfortots.org. All donations go to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.

The ECCA will also exhibit classic cars at: the Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale, Monday, Aug. 5, 5-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, 5-9 p.m., Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside. Call (917) 683-5362.

Free car wash, Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Clintonville Steet and 14th Road, Whitestone. Information: Brian Blayer, revblayer@gmail.com, (718) 767-6305.

Demonstrations of crafts from the 1800s, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16, 17, noon-4 p.m., King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. kingmanor.org/events.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, July 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. Good things come in small packages, penny social “fun”raiser, Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m., adults only. $12. Preregistration required. Call (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or visit alleypond.com.

Wrap up party for the College Point Relay for Life, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., College Point Ambulance Corps, 123rd Street and 18th Avenue. Contact collegepointrelay@gmail.com.

The Cat’s Carnival, a Dr. Seuss-themed fair, Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, Sunday, July 28, 1-3 p.m. $6 advance, $7 at door. Information: (917) 825-7418, shepherdess82@yahoo.com.


Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology, starting July 29, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and other latest gadgets; and Microsoft Excel (separate class); fitness classes in Zumba, aerobics, line dancing, chair and mat yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, daily meals and more). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

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