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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 am

Exhibits

Queens College Art Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, the mixed-media oil portraits and paintings of Dominican-American artist Jennie Santos. Through Thursday, June 27, Free. Call (718) 997-5597.

“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email david@dorsky.org or visit dorsky.org.

“Bridging the Gap”—Long Island City Artists will be on display at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from Thursday, June 27-Sunday, July 14, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. $5, members, students and Long Island City artists free. Visit flushingtownhall.org.

Theatre

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents “secret weapons of FAT DESTRUCTION,” a bilingual, hilarious, provocative comedy through June 23. Performances in English: Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Performances in Spanish: Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. $25, $22 students and seniors. Information: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

Music

Cafe Parasio, jazz and blues, Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m., Lorne Browne Hall, Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196 St., Hollis. Dinner and show, $25. Call (718) 723-4626.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will host a concert starring the Avram Pengas Duo on Sunday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. featuring Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music. $10, $12 at the door. Call (718) 459-1000.

The Aaron Copland School of Music Guerrilla Arts Ensemble will perform at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. $5. Call (718) 463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Queens Symphony Orchestra performs: Central Astoria’s waterfront independence celebration, Monday, June 24, 7:30-10 p.m. Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Ave. N; 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.

Flea Markets

Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven, chinese auction, Wednesday, June 26, 1 p.m. Purchase tickets to win items. Call (718) 845-3385.

A one-day-only, summer treasure, bake and book sale will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Call (718) 847-2649.

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.

The Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood, hosts an outdoor flea market and fun day on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 821-4770.

United Methodist Church of Richmond Hill, 112-14 107 Ave., a furniture and rug sale fundraiser; Sunday, June 23, rain date Sunday, June 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, second annual book extravaganza fundraiser, Saturday, June 29 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fill a bag for $10. Call (718) 278-0700.

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.

Meetings

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.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston hosts:

The Vietnam Veterans of America Post 32 holds their monthly meeting on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 19-12 149 St., Whitestone.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Perfect Ponds, Saturday, June 22 1:30-3:30 p.m., ages 5-and 6. $21. Explore our ponds and creatures that live there, snacks, live animals, a craft and a nature walk; Animal Care Trainee, Sunday, June 30, 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.; Buggy Bugs, a spring fan club, ages 3 and 4, Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. to noon. $18 per child. Children will learn about the season of spring though various uses of APEC’s resources, including meeting live animals and crafts that relate. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Little Makers: In Stitches on Sunday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Introduction to the patterns and practices of sewing, for ages 18 months and older. Wear clothing that can get dirty. $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission ($5 per family for members). Little Makers is a series in which families with young children can tinker, design and create together. At the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Preregistration, information: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

There will be a family workshop with sun printing at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. $20 per parent and one child, $10 each additional child. All proceeds to Long Island City Artists. Visit flushingtownhall.org.

CLASSEs

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.

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

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. Cost is $10.

Special Events

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing: “farmers market Fridays” June 21 to Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; “We Go Together: The Launch of the Butterfly Garden,” Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., also sponsored by the Lowell School.; Summer Solstice Celebration, Sunday, June 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with museum admission, $4, $3 seniors, $2 children 3-12 and students with ID, free for members. Visit queensbotanical.org/programs or call (718) 886-3800 for more information on all the programs.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Marine Invertebrates Scientifically Speaking, Saturday, June 22, 1-3 p.m. Learn about marine invertebrates, examine some of the shells they live in and make a shell candle, adults and children age 9 and older. $24 per person. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000.

Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 19th anniversary of Sunday to Remember Program, Sunday, June 30, 2:30-5 p.m. at El Paraiso, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona. Free. RSVP at (718) 261-7664 or laccq@aol.com

Fashion designer showcase, Sunday, June 30, doors open at 6 p.m., showtime 7 p.m., Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Building, 157-11 Rockaway Blvd. Information: yriphoto@gmail.com.

Queens County Bird Club all day trip — Hunter Mountain to see breeding Bicknell’s thrush and blackpoll warbler. Chair-lift followed by hiking on Sunday, June 30. Information: Jeff Ritter, (917) 658-7302, ariegilbert@optonline.net, b1birder@netscape.net.

Municipal Art Society sponsors two walks with Jack Eichenbaum — Crossing Newtown Creek: Contrasting industrial Brooklyn and Queens, Sunday, June 30, 4-6 p.m. Meander through Greenpoint and cross the Pulaski Bridge connecting Brooklyn to Long Island City. See remnants of industry along Newtown Creek, NYC Wastewater Improvement Plant and adjacent nature trail. Ends at Gantry Park; and 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. For each event: $20; $15 MAS members. Registration required: mas.org. Information: (212) 935-3960.

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.

Community Board 8 third annual health fair, at Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike and 196th Place, 2-6 p.m., Thursday, June 27. Free health screenings, healthy refreshments, fun physical activities, music and freebies. Information: District Manager Marie Adam-Ovide, (718) 264-7895, qn08@nyc.gov.

Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, 84-20 Jamaica Ave., hosts a free poetry workshop every third Tuesday, until Monday, Dec. 16. Email cabbz@aol.com.

Special Events

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.

St. Gregory the Great School, 244-44 87 Ave., Bellerose, hosts its annual Gregorian summer festival from June 20-30. Free. Call (718) 347-3707.

The Jackson Heights car, truck and motorcycle show will take place on Sunday, June 23 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at 33-50 69 St. Call (917) 682-5362 or visit eccatoysfortots.org. Free.

There will be a 5K walk/run health forum, sponsored by Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation, starting from Queens Faith Temple Church, 217-03 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica at 8 a.m. on Sunday June 23 ending at Roy Wilkins Park at 2:30 p.m. Call (917) 373-8434, (347) 233-1069, (917) 568-3624 or (347) 463-8793.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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. Movies, Fridays at 12:45 in June: “Les Miserables,” June 21. Call (718) 224-7888.

Coed mixed-level line dance sessions geared to the mature adult at least 60 years of age are being held at Robert Couche Adult Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens, with the current session ending July 9. Each session is on a Tuesday from 1:40-2:50 p.m. $20 for the series. Call (718) 978-8352.

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. 39th Anniversary party, Friday, June 28. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Everyone welcome. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

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.

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 SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers Lunch and Learn Cinema Talk: A film series discussion group on Tuesdays, June 11, 25, 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.

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

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. Call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

Support Groups

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

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.

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