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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:00 pm


Socrates Sculpture Park, at Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City presents the exhibit Vista, now through Aug. 7, during daylight hours.

“My Lovely Ladies: The Dried Floral Art of Natalie Carbone,” will be on view now through Aug. 21 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.


Theatre by the Bay will hold auditions for Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Men and women ages 16 and over are needed. For information, call the temple office at (718) 428-6363. Performances are set for November. Bring music and prepare to sing with piano. Also be prepared to dance to a combination that will be taught.

Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.


Unity Stage Company is bringing the rustic Irish play “Spreading the News” to neighborhood parks in a mini tour of western Queens on July 28 at 7 p.m. in Sunnyside Gardens Park; July 29 at 7 p.m. in Dutch Kills Playground in Astoria; July 30 at 7 p.m. Rainey Park in Long Island City; and July 31 at 3 p.m. in Play Street at Travers Park in Jackson Heights.

Queens Theatre in the Park presents the comedy “A Jew Grows in Brooklyn” from July 28-Aug. 21 in Flushing Meadows Park. Tickets are $49.50-$39.50, QTP subscribers are $41 and are available at the box office, by phone (718) 760-0064 or online at queenstheatre.org.

Join SummerStage Theater for “Tunde’s Trumpet,” a commissioned musical production from playwright Chisa Hutchinson that celebrates the magical effect of music on the life of a young boy, performed with hand-crafted puppets that will captivate audiences of all ages, on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. at Springfield Park in Springfield Gardens.

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, celebrating its fifth season of free Shakespeare in the park in Queens, will be offering “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Othello” in repertory from Aug. 2-20. These 90-minute productions are free. Bring blankets or low chairs. The schedule includes: Aug. 2, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, “Othello” and “Much Ado About Nothing on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.; Aug. 3, Sunnyside Gardens Park, Long Island City, “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Othello” on Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 4, Fort Totten Park, Bayside, “Othello” and “Much Ado Abut Nothing” on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.; Aug. 5, Voelker Orth Museum, Flushing, “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Othello” on Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 6, Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City, “Othello” and “Much Ado About Nothing” on Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 7, Forest Park, Woodhaven, “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Othello” on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.; Aug. 17, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 92-14 63 Drive, Rego Park, “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m.; and Aug. 18, Flushing Meadows Park, Ederele Terrace, “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m.

St. Gregory’s Theatre Group presents the musical “West Side Story” Aug. 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13 and 8 p.m. and Aug. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. at Gregorian Hall, 244-44 87 Ave., Bellerose. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $7 for children in advance; $2 more at the door. For tickets, e-mail tickets@sgtg.org or call (718) 989-2451.

The Jubilee Cluster Players present the musical “Stop The World I Want to Get Off” on Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Glendale, 66-14 Central Ave.; Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Reformed Church, 66-30 60 Place, Ridgewood; and Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children.


The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, invites the public to its annual free Summer Film Festival which opens Friday, July 29 and ends Sunday, Sept. 4. This year they celebrate Greek actor/director Thanasis Veggos and Greek American actor/director/writer and two-time Academy Award winner, Elia Kazan. All films are in Greek, and will be shown every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 43-19 30 Ave., Astoria will hold weekly movie nights on Fridays through Sept. 2. On July 29 see “The Human Experience” and on Aug. 5 see “Secretariat” in the school yard. Bring chairs. Come at 7 p.m. for a free barbecue dinner. Movies follow at sundown.

Free movies in Cunningham Park at 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 see the “Karate Kid”; Monday, Aug. 8 “Breakfast with Scot”; Thursday, Aug. 11 “Rent”; Monday, Aug. 15 “Despicable Me”; and Thursday, Aug. 18 “Grown Ups.” The movies will take place near the bocce courts. Enter the park through the parking lot on Union Turnpike at 196th Place. Bring your own chairs.

Outdoor Cinema 2011: Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Queens on Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10 and 17 at 7 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. This annual international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each Wednesday evening. Now in its 13th year, this program invites visitors to sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the cool waterfront breeze as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline and watch international films on an outdoor screen.


New York native Chrisette Michele is a “soulful songbird” and will perform on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. at Springfield Park in Springfield Gardens.

The Mary Lamont Band will perform at the Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive in Forest Park, Woodhaven, on Sunday, July 31 at 7 p.m., sponsored by the New York Metropolitan Country Music Association.

Queens College-based gamelan orchestra Yowana Sari plays music from the island of Bali. The music and dance performed by the group is made up of traditional Balinese masterpieces and newer compositions. The 25 members of the ensemble play on a collection of percussive metallophones (gangsas and reyongs) and flutes (sulings) on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at Gantry State Park in Long Island City.


Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Company is performing at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, on Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Bring the kids to a fun-filled hour-long performance in the garden specially choreographed to introduce young audiences to the arts. Adults can also enjoy this contemporary dance. The program is admission free — contributions are welcome.


Faith Mission’s summer flea market will be held every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 1 at 114-40 Van Wyck Expressway, South Ozone Park.


The Urban Rangers will lead a free canoe tour of Willow Lake on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. on the east side of Meadow Lake between the Van Wyck Expressway and the lake, just beyond the small foot bridge, near the Jewel Avenue overpass. The rangers will provide canoes, paddles, vests and other gear. The Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy is sponsoring the tour.


The Douglaston-Little Neck Historical Society will host a house and garden tour on Sunday, July 31 from 2-5 p.m. at 105 Depew Avenue, one of the oldest houses in the Douglaston Hill Historic District. The cost is $35. Tea, sandwiches and wine will be served along with a special chilled Madhatter cocktail. Call (718) 225-4403 or go to dlnhs.org/enchantedhouse for more information.


“Wizard of Oz” at Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue off Springfield Boulevard, on Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Plaza Theatricals presents a live performance of this classic. Bring low chairs or blanket.

Enjoy storytelling of children’s books along with a fun craft project. For children 10 and younger. on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue off Springfield Boulevard. Bring low chairs or blanket.

Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring hits from the 50s and 60s with Squeaky Clean on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue off Springfield Boulevard. Bring low chairs or blanket.

Summer science workshops for children at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, with representatives from Alley Pond Environmental Center. On July 30, there will be a program on trees. Reservations on a first-come first-served basis. Call (718) 544-3600. Friends of Maple Grove members are free, $5 for nonmember.

Friends of Maple Grove presents an afternoon of family magic and enchantment on Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m. in Celebration Hall at the Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. See magician Peter Samuelson and others. Reservations required. Tickets are $10 per family, $5 for friends of Maple Grove members. Payment online through paypal at friendsofmaplegrove.org. For more information, call (718) 709-0390.


A slide show lecture on the geography and history of the Flushing River will be given by Sergey Kadinsky on Sunday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. The lecture cost is $5 for QHS members and $8 for nonmembers.

“The Wisdom and Madness of Rufus, William and Cyrus King,” a lecture by Joshua Smith, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. at King Manor, on Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Free; reservations required. Contact Rebecca Gavin at programs@kingmanor.org. Call (718) 206-0545, ext. 13.


Tai chi will be taught on Saturdays, July 30 from 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Idlewild Cricket Field, 223rd Street and 148th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. Learn the basics of this ancient Chinese martial art that combines exercise, moving meditation and self defense.

A points and insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com to register.

Free self-defense seminar for teenage girls on Saturday, Aug. 6 at and Saturday, Aug. 13 both at 4 p.m. at Born-2-Win Martial Arts, 108-15 Jamaica Ave., Richmond Hill. Pre-registration is required. Call (718) 724-4116. Participants will learn effective and easy to learn self-defense techniques and the three keys to situational awareness and how not to look like a potential victim.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Mel’s Church, 26-15 154 St., Flushing on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten in Bayside, suggests preparing for the summer afloat by enrolling in one of their boating classes on Aug. 14 at Fort Totten in Bayside. Pre-registration is required. Cost starts at $75. Contact Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or e-mail 12-01@verizon.net.

Yoga classes are now being held at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 76-11 37 Ave., Room 204, Jackson Heights. All levels are welcomed. Classes are held Saturdays, from 10-11 a.m. and Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Classes held during the week include, meditation, ayurvedic, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit language instruction. Minimum donation is $5. For information, call Rashid at (646) 912-1885 or Shree at (646) 417-2252.

Southeast Queens Camera Club presents “Introduction to Digital Photography,” free photography classes on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Park, Administration Building, second floor, Baisley Boulevard and Merrick Road, Jamaica now through Aug. 23. Call (718) 723-6849 or (516) 328-3776.

Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, offers Israeli folk dancing on Mondays from 7:15-9:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $9 for members.


The 33rd annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29, 30 and 31. Hours are as follows: Friday, gates open at 6 p.m., performance time is from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, gates open at 10 a.m., performance times are 1-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m., performance time is from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults (adult all weekend pass is $15), children age 12 and under 12 are $5, (child’s all weekend pass is $7).

On Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. Independence Residences Inc. will hold its annual Queens Walk in Cunningham Pak in Fresh Meadows. All monies raised will support individual in residential, day and family sport service program. For more information on the walk, go to queenswalkabout.org.

Family camping will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 6 p.m. at Cunningham Park. For more information, go to nyc.gov/parks/rangers or call 311 and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.


Macedonia AME Church, Flushing, in celebration of its year-long bicentennial anniversary, is hosting a homecoming/reunion weekend on Aug. 5-7. A get acquainted reception and fish fry will be held on Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday will consist of an old-fashioned church picnic at Hempstead Lake Park at 9 a.m. with breakfast and concluding on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with a homecoming worship service. Friends of Macedonia are invited to attend the festivities. For more information, call the church office at (718) 353-5870.


The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, presents Wednesday Nite Rap for singles 45+ on “Dealing With Difficult People,” on Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.


Humanity Service Incorp., a nonprofit that helps the needy, has a free clinic of mental and medical health services from 6-8 p.m. every Friday. There is also a food pantry that is open during this time. These services are located at 92-17 101 Ave., Ozone Park. For more information, call (718) 845-1901.

Join the Walkers for Wellness Club at New Hope Lutheran Church of Jamaica. Under the guidance of a walking leader, you will walk two to three times each week at a comfortable pace. The club is open to walkers of all ages and abilities. The walking schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Weather permitting, meet at the church, located at 167-24 118 Ave.

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