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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 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.

Reopening after extensive renovations, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College will mark the event by exhibiting the work of Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg through Oct. 26. This retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and numerous collages celebrates the career of a remarkable octogenarian artist. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flushing Town Hall: Celebrating 150 Years, an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, will run through Sunday, Oct. 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $5/members free.

“Three Generations” features the works of three generations of the Aguilera family — artists Raphael, Florencio and Chench. Their paintings and drawings capture the history of Ayamonte, Spain from 1903 to the present day. The exhibit opens at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 225-05 56 Ave. in Bayside beginning Friday, Oct. 12 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.


Listen to Pat Cooper speak his mind at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $40. To purchase tickets or for more information visit the website at visitqpac.org or call (718) 631-6311.


Inti-Illimani, known as the musical ambassadors of South America, begin their North American tour on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through the website at kupferbergcenterarts.org.

World-renowned tabla player and Yale faculty member Samir Chatterjee, bansuri flutist Steve Gorn and others will officially launch the Year of India with a free concert, Hindustani Music of North India, on Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College campus, 63-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., in Bayside presents Tony Orlando in Concert with special guest Elayne Boosler on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $40. For more information visit the website at visitqpac.org or call (718) 631-6311.

Flea Markets

Our Lady of the Snows R.C. Church, on 258th Street between 80th Avenue and Union Turnpike in Floral Park, will have a flea market on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call (718) 347-6070.

A flea market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are on sale for $25. Proceeds will benefit the Ridgewood Older Adult Center. For more information call (718) 456-2000.

Incarnation Church, 89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd. in Queens Village, is sponsoring a parish flea market in the school auditorium and grounds on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Tables are available for $25. Call (718) 465-8534.

A rummage sale will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church Forest Hills, 85 Greenway South.

A rummage sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside, 34-32 210 St. in Bayside, will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

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.

St. John Chrysostom Orthodox Church will hold a rummage sale at 70-29 45th Ave. Woodside on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (718) 779-1139.


Rob Silverman, Portrait Society of America member, will paint a portrait demonstrating his techniques and tools on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Free admission.

Come and discuss the impact of the book, “Silent Spring,” on today’s world and what people have learned from the ideas of Rachel Carson at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th floor on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. Lecture is free for GAHS, Geeenshores NYC and Newtown Creek Alliance members; $5 nonmembers. For more information visit the website at info@astorialic.org or call (718) 278-0700.

The Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, 167-11 73 Ave. in Flushing, is hosting lectures on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. about domestic violence. For more information visit the website at renilow@aol.com or call (718) 591-5353, ext. 4.

Join the American Association of University Women in a dialogue about women’s issues such as equity and preventing violence at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside on Wednesdays, Oct. 17 and 24 and Nov. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is a one-time registration fee of $15. Call (718) 631-6675 or (718) 631-6343.


The AARP North Flushing Chapter 4158 meets at noon at the Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing. The next meeting date will be Tuesday, Oct. 9. Entertainment by singer and guitarist Ed Darcy singing a selection of Irish-American songs. Call (718) 762-4842 for more information.

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.


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.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will be giving a defensive driving course on two Thursday evenings, Oct. 18 and 25 from 7-10 p.m. Participants are eligible for lower insurance rates and point reduction. It is good for three years and the cost is $50 per person. To register call Harriet Wolfe at (718) 423-6426.

Take absolute beginner class in Argentine Tango every Saturday starting Oct. 6 through Oct. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Group Fitness and Cycling, 10-68 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Fee is $12 per session or $40 for the month. After Oct. 1 fee increases to $15 per class or $65 for the month. Comfortable shoes (no sneakers). Call (347) 396-5809 to RSVP.

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.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes in all mediums, adults, children, days, evenings. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Costs are: adults, $75 for four sessions; children seven years and up, $50 for four sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.

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.

Suran Song offers a free yoga class every Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at JH Laundromat, 85-15 37 Ave., Jackson Heights.


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.

Mindfulness Meditation one-hour class with Rabbi Michael Weisser at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or email info@freesynagogue.org.

Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.


Join End to End, a series of walks to explore the major thoroughfares from beginning to end on Sunday, Oct. 7 from Atlantic Avenue in Queens to the revitalized Brooklyn waterfront — approximately 11 miles. Bring lunch. Brisk, steady pace. Rain cancels. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the southwest corner of 90 Street and the Van Wyck Expressway. Take the E train to Jamaica/Van Wyck. Call (718) 478-2430 or (347) 586-6933 or jgmwolf@hotmail.com. Sponsored by Shore Walkers. Cost is $3 for nonmembers.


Bayside High School class of 1962, 50th year reunion on Sunday, October 7 to be held at the Courtyard Marriot at Laguardia, from 2-6 p.m. For information contact EileenTorraca@yahoo.com

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.

Special Events

Join tea time for kids at the King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy crafts, stories and learn about the history of tea. Bring your stuffed animal or doll.

St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 263rd Street and Union Turnpike, Floral Park, hosts its 6th annual international fall fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. There will be free blessing of the pets, entertainment, children’s games and a moonbounce, flu shots, vendors, pick and paint your own pumpkin and food. Call (718) 347-5990.

Blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For more information call (718) 767-6305.

All Saints Episcopal Church, 43-16 46 St., Sunnyside hosts its annual Pumpkin Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy lots of pumpkin treats, balloon animals, live music, a same-day raffle, great bargains and live music.

The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, holds its annual Apple Festival on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gate admission is free.

5K Walk-Run Health Forum at Roy Wilkins Park at Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 starting on Oct. 15. On Wednesdays from 3-4:30 there is Gym and Creative Exploration at the Little Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., starting on Oct. 10. Contact Amanda at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262 or email asmith@sfy.org for more information.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, is having a luncheon card party on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. This event is for both ladies and gentlemen. Cost is $20 in advance and $22 at the door. RSVP by Oct. 5. Call Janet at (718) 631-5468 or Marilyn at (718) 229-6877.

Cross Island YMCA is hosting a free community fair, carnival and auction on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. Rain date, Saturday, Oct. 20.

The Pomonok Community Farmers Market will be held every Thursday until Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Kissena Boulevard between 65th Avenue and Melborne Avenue, across the cross from Queens College. Accepted: Cash, EBT, FMNP, Health Bucks.

The women of Macedonia A.M.E. Church are sponsoring a prayer breakfast featuring Carol Mackey, renowned author of the book “Sister Girl Devotions,” on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. at Macedonia A.M.E. Church, 37-22 Union St., Flushing. Donation is $15. For more info., call (718) 353-5870.

A farmers market will be held every Friday until Nov. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.

Enjoy getting lost in a three-acre interactive corn maze at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Maze Hours: every Saturday and Sunday, now through Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two special “maze by moonlight” evenings held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 13, open until 9 p.m. Admission: adults - $9 per person, children ages 4-11 - $5 per child, children 3 and under - free.


The Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a free men’s support group on Thursdays, Nov. 8, from 7-8 p.m. at 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing, first floor. This group may involve Flushing and Jackson Heights residents and other nearby communities to deal with developing healthy relationship skills. Call (917) 304-2036.

A women’s anxiety support group will be held every other week from noon to 1 p.m. at 71-41 159 St., Flushing. Most insurance accepted. Sponsored by Kissena Jewish Community Council. For additional information contact Keri-Ann or Maribel at (718) 461-6393.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672.

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.

Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.


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, ceramic, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing has an eight-week computer basics class using Windows 7 starting on Sept. 24. For information about the class call John at (718) 559-4329.

The Selfhelf Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing has an eight-week class in Email/Internet using IE9 starting Sept. 25. For information about the class call John at (718) 559-4329.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, for area seniors.

An exercise class for seniors. meets Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Community Campus, Queens Village. For more information call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100.


The Woodhaven Senior Center, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of activities and exercise classes including Wii sports, billiards, bingo, computer classes and monthly bus trips. For information, call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

United Hindu Senior Center, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park, offers free vegetarian lunch, health promotion, nutrition education, cards and games, mammograms and blood pressure screenings. In addition, we provide transportation for many seniors via bus. For more information, call (718) 323-8900.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 224-7888.

The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, welcomes all seniors age 60 or above. Enjoy a daily healthy meal at noon. On Fridays there is a free lunch. They offer an array of activities such as bingo, movies, exercise, oil painting, yoga, line dancing classes, dancing to a live band, sing-a-longs, health presentations, blood pressure checks, and monthly birthday celebration and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. Meals-on-Wheels program is offered also. Call (718) 497-2908.

The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at howardbeachseniorcenter.org.


The Louis Armstrong House, the longtime home of the great musician Louis Armstrong, is a national historic landmark located on 107 St. in Corona. It is open to the public as a historic house museum and needs volunteers to assist in the Welcome Center. For information, contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or on the web: satchmo.net.

The Samuel Field YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to teach a class in the older adult services or computer department. Applicants should have some experience either teaching or working in their field of interest, but those with a specific hobby they would like to share are welcome to apply. To volunteer, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 233.

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