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Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:30 am

Exhibits

“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will open on Sunday, May 5 with a reception from 2-5 p.m. and remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, from Sunday, May 5 through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email david@dorsky.org or visit dorsky.org.

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, launches its 2013 season on Sunday, May 12 from 2-6 p.m. featuring “Do It (Outside)” and site-specific installations by Toshihiro Oki Architect P.C., Heather Rowe and Chitra Ganesh. The park is open from 10 a.m. until sunset daily.

theater

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed by E Pheonix Idealis Theater at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point, on Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 at 3 and 8 p.m. $14, $9 senior citizens and students.

Beari Productions presents “Camelot in Concert” at All Saints Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. $18, $16 seniors and $14 students. Call (718) 736-1263.

“Blood Brothers” will be performed through May-18 by the Astoria Performing Arts Center at Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at APACNY.org.

Douglaston Community Theatre Group presents “Hound of the Baskervilles” on Fridays, May 3, 10 and 17 and Saturdays, May 4, 11 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 and Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Entrance on Church Street (44th Avenue) off Douglaston Parkway. $17, $15 seniors and students with ID. Call (718) 482-3332.

FSF Community Theatre Group presents “Let’s Hear It for Queens,” a musical tribute to our borough, on Saturdays, May 4 and 11 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, May 5 and 12 at 3 p.m. at 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Tickets: $17, $15 seniors over 60 and children under 12. Mother’s Day, May 12, all seats are $15. Call (718) 428-8681 or visit fsfctg.org.

Dance

Dance Into Light hosts its 10th Anniversary Benefit Event on Saturday, May 18 from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Call (347) 770-3454.

Music

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Queensborough Chorus and Vocal Ensemble on Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m., $4, call (718) 281-5531; NYC’s Rising Stars on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m., $35, call (718) 631-6311; and Oratorio Society of Queens annual spring concert will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m., $30, $25 seniors (62+) and students with ID, children 12 and under $10, call (718) 279-3006 or visit queensoratorio.org.

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents An Evening with Michael Feinstein on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. $30-$50. Call (718) 793-8080.

There will be a free organ concert on Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ, Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue, Woodhaven. Call (718) 849-1153.

Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band honors Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie at Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave. on Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Free. Call (718) 426-5997.

The Church-in-the-Gardens presents Jazz Vespers featuring Jimmy Heath and Jeb Patton Duo on Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. $20 suggested donation.

Community Singers of Queens holds its spring concert on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 658-1021. Visit csofq.org.

Flea Markets

There will be a Chinese auction on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill. Call (718) 846-3925.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center sponsors the Kew Gardens spring flea market on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain date May 11, at the LIRR north parking lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens.

Saint Mark’s Church flea market will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 34th Avenue and 82nd Street in Jackson Heights from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 639-8893.

There will be a street carnival and flea market on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran School, 69th Street and Cooper Avenue, Glendale.

PS 177Q The Robin Sue Ward School for Exceptional Children, 56-37 188 St., Flushing, hosts an indoor flea market, outdoor car show and blood drive to support autism on Sunday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3 admission. Call (646) 315-0052.

Church of the Resurrection spring fair will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Dinner served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call (718) 847-2649.

On Saturday, May 11 St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, hosts a spring fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 347-5990.

Italian Charities of America hosts a flea market at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100.

There will be a spring outdoor neighborhood flea market on Sunday, May 19 at the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Forest Hills.

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.

Meetings

Flushing Camera Club meets at 7 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. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.

VFW post 4787, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone holds its monthly meeting on Monday, May 13 at 8 p.m.

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.

CLASSEs

Foundations in Astronomy workshop series will be offered on Sundays, May 5, 19 and June 9, 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $50 for series. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

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.

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.

Special Events

The historic First Presbyterian Church of Newton, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst, will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites free open house weekend on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 639-3126.

Mama’s Expo at New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona, on Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $17, $13 for children ages 2-17. Insider access to service and entertainment for NYC families. Call (718) 699-0005.

“Touring Italy” a video and lecture compliments of Agostino Sabbatino, will be hosted at Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Door #10, 3rd floor, on Sunday, May 12 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Music, dancing and refreshments before the lecture. $7, $5 members. Call (718) 426-1240.

The Bayside HIstorical Society hosts a Jazz brunch at “The Castle” on Fort Totten, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 2 p.m. $20, $15 members. Call (718) 352-1548.

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

The Annual Glendale and Middle Village Kiwanis clubsStreet Festival will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. onMetropolitan Avenuefrom 73rd Place to 79th Street in Middle Village. Free rides for children from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (718) 444-6028.

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.

Pascha 2013 divine services for Passion Week and Resurrection at St. John Chrysostom Orthodox Church, 70-29 45 Ave., Woodside, through Sunday May 5. Services vary. Call (646) 734-4728.

Special Events

Doodle and Conquer: the Art of Re-Invention Through Creativity, a free seminar will be given at Johnson Family’s Studio J, 11-11 44 Road, Long Island City, on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (201) 981-6455.

The Bayside HIstorical Society hosts a Civil War re-enactment on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at “The Castle” on Fort Totten, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside. $5. Call (718) 352-1548, contact info@baysidehistorical.org or visit baysidehistorical.org.

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.

Italian Charities of America hosts Saturday night dances on May 4-18 from 8 p.m. to midnight at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call (718) 478-3100.

Swing and Sangria! Jazz brunch at The Castle at Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside, on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 2 p.m. $20, $15 for members. RSVP by Friday, May 3. Call (718) 352-1548.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays, Tuesday, April 30, and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; dance aerobics, Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; health education, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; ballroom dancing, Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m.; drawing/painting and yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; mah jong/canasta, Thursdays at 10 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.; “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 12:45 p.m. Call (718) 224-7888.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hosts 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.; Sit and Be Fit, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 a.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. AARP defensive driving class, Monday, May 13; bus trip to Yonkers, Monday, May 20. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

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.

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 Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, hosts dancing to live music, bingo, blood pressure screening, chair yoga, monthly theme parties, oil painting, movies and much more. Lunch served daily at noon. Requested donation is $1.50. Meals on wheels is delivered for homebound seniors. Call (718) 497-2908.

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 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 information and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.

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.

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.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, has a special Saturday program, open every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all seniors, especially South Asians, offering basic computer classes, basic English, health education, Indian movies, Indian yoga, games, Kinect bowling, tai chi, Yuan Ji dancing, breathing yoga, Ping-Pong, karaoke, field trips, case assistance and have a vegetarian Indian-style lunch. Call (718) 886-5777

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