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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:30 am


Queens Historical Society presents “Permanent Residence: Uncovering the Cemeteries of Queens” through April at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave. in Flushing. Call (718) 939-0647, ext. 17 or email info@queenshistoricalsociety.org

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: “Contested Territories,” that will remain on view through Jan. 6, 2013. Contested Territories is an exhibition that explores the interaction of the city and society in an age of conflict. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows/Corona, presents ReGeneration now through Jan 13. Ten artists will present their interpretations of cultural sustainability. For over 450 exhibits as well as featured events and programs,visit nysci.org/visit

“Three Generations” features the works of three generations of the Aguilera family — artists Raphael, Florencio and Chencho. Their paintings and drawings capture the history of Ayamonte, Spain from 1903 to the present day. The exhibit is on display at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 225-05 56 Ave. in Bayside and will continue through Jan. 5. For more information visit the website at QCCArtGallery@qcc.cuny.edu or call (718) 631-6396.


STAR is looking for actors to audition for established senior repertory company. Call (718) 776-0529.

The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.


LaGuardia Community College is presenting a student production of “Anna in the Tropics” at theLittle Theater at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, on: Thursday, Nov.15, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov.16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov.17 ,at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov.18, at 2:30 p.m.

Theatre By The Bay presents “Hello, Dolly!” on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and children 12 and under. For more information or to make reservations visit the website at theatrebythebayny.com or call (718) 428-6363.

The Free Synagogue of Flushing at 41-60 Kissena Blvd. performs Ragtime on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $17 and $15 for seniors. Call (718) 428-8681 or email fsfctg@yahoo.com for more information.

Parkside Players presents Ken Ludwig’s comedy Moon Over Buffalo at 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills on Fridays, Nov. 23 and 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 18 and 25 and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and Sundays Nov. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14/$12 for seniors. For reservations call (718) 353-7388.


The Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Colombia de fiesta with Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez and his Band through Dec. 9 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, students and seniors are $27. Friday tickets are $25. Call (718) 729-3880.


Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. View highlights of the night sky as part of an indoor lecture on basic astronomy and outdoor viewing with a professional telescope, weather permitting. Call (718) 229-4000 to register. For ages 7 and older. Cost is $12 per person, $7 for children 7-12.


The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra presents the opening concert of its 49th the season on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Tickets are available by calling (718) 374-1627. Group rates are available by calling (516) 785-2532.

Astoria Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir perform Carols and Psalms on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31st Avenue and 37th Street in Astoria. Cost is: online at astoriachoir.org $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors; At the door $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors; children ages 12 and under are free.

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, located at 35th Avenue and 210th Street. For more information call Steve at (718) 224-3052.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to run its outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.


Kenneth Braswell, award-winning community activist, author and executive director of Fathers Incorporated has teamed up with the country’s leading experts on mental health and depression to host Code Blue: A Call for Community Healing on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul Community Baptist Church, located at 859 Hendrix St., in Brooklyn. Free.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will hold a meeting on the Global Day of Learning on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Rabbi Romiel Daniel will speak about “One People — Culturally So Different.” Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum will discuss “The Gifts of Faith.” Hosted by Mark Hochberg. All welcome. Free. You must reserve in advance by Thursday, Nov. 15. Call (718) 459-1000.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 will meet on Monday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. The guest speaker from the Fogarty Funeral Home will discuss identity fraud.

Join the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston for a knitting circle on Monday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. There are meetings for adults who know how to knit. For more information call Liz at (718) 229-4000, ext. 214. Fee is $5.

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.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $7 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.

for kids

All children between the ages of 5 and 6 are invited to come to Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for a close up look at live insects and the animals that eat them as well as a craft and a bug sorting game that teaches kids how to identify true insects. Have a snack and walk APEC’s forest trail. Participants must be toilet-trained. Limited to 12 participants. Call (718) 229-4000 to register. Cost is $22.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, invites Young Chefs ages 7-12 to learn how to prepare a bowl of alphabet vegetable soup with Parmesan croutons on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All materials included. Limited to 8 participants. Call (718) 229-4000 to register. Fee is $24 per child.


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.

On Mondays at 10 a.m. there will be an ongoing discussion titled “In the News” at the Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Other classes held at the center include: QiGong on Mondays, at 10:45 a.m., dance aerobics on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., aerobics at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wii Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m., bingo on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m., Staywell exercises on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and dance fitness on Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Call (718) 224-7888 for more details.

Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills is now offering a ballet fitness fusion class which will combine the fundamentals of ballet barre work with traditional fitness training. This Wednesday class is designed to strengthen, tone and shape the lower body. Classes will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. Free for members of the CQY; nonmembers can purchase a 10-class card at $150. One can start classes anytime.


Ongoing watercolor class every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Instructor is Diane Leiberman. Fee is $25 per class. Call (718) 969-1128.

The Sunnyside Community Senior Center, 43-31 39 St., Sunnyside, offers free classes in Argentine tango every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Beginning tai chi classes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. with the intermediate level on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Creative writing classes are at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information call (718) 784-6173 ext. 411 or email jmonterroso@scsny.org.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will host a dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m. From 8-11 p.m. there will be a social dance. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information. Cost is $10 per person or you can buy a series card.

Special Events

Join Temple Sholom, holding services at Temple Torah at 54-27 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, on Friday, Nov. 16 for a family Shabbat program at 5:30 p.m. and a Kabbalat Shabbat service at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 17 for “Torah and a Bagel,” at 10:30 a.m., all part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning. Call (718) 343-8600 for free reservations.

The Queens Museum of Art inFlushing Meadows Parkwill hold a fundraiser on Nov. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. for theRockaway Waterfront Alliance. All donations and admissions will go to RWA. The event will featureartists and local activists, performances, food and bar, film screenings, art-making activities and tours.

Join the Parashat and Haftarat Club on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Discuss the Torah portion Vayetze with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. Light refreshments served. Free. Call (718) 459-1000.

Immaculate Conception Church, 86-45 Edgerton Blvd., Jamaica Estates will hold its annual Christmas/Holiday Fair on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a sit-down restaurant and something for everyone including jewelry, housewares, religious items and Irish goods. Handicap accessibility and parking.

Italian Charities of America will hold a Saturday night dance on Nov. 17 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call (718) 478-3100.

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.

All aboard for hands-on history on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12 to 3 p.m. at King Manor Museum, located at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street. Learn about Rufus King’s son John who was president of the railroad. Enjoy train-related stories, crafts and more.

City View Pharmacy, 23-07 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, (between 23rd and Crescent Street), is sponsoring its 7th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit City Harvest now through Wednesday, Nov. 21. Canned food items and other nonperishable foods may be dropped off at City View Pharmacy. The most needed food items are nonperishable that do not need power to prepare such as peanut butter, canned fruit or family-size boxes of cereal. No glass jars, except for baby foods.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens celebrates Thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., in Corona. There will be dancing and Latin American music with an artistic presentation by Francisco Cantilo. Free. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Call (718) 261-7664 to make a reservation.

Join Hands-on History: Decorate the Manor on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave. Learn about and make historic winter decorations for your home. For more information call (718) 206-0545.

Social Activities

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

The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.


The Middle Village Adult Center will hold a beginner’s computer course on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and an Excel and PowerPoint course on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. These classes will begin on Nov. 26 and run through Jan. 9, 2013. Each class consists of ten 2-hour sessions. The center also holds classes in Zumba on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. and Zumba and Pilates on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. Call Richard or Lorri at (718) 894-3441 for more information.

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

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., welcomes seniors age 60 and older, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. offering activies, health seminars, exercise classes, bingo Tuesday through Saturday, billiards daily, monthly bus trips, a food pantry (Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.). Flo Michaels entertains on Friday, Nov. 30 from 4-7 p.m. Ticketes are $8 ($10 at the door). For more information call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

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