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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:30 am


Theater Time Productions, “A Murder is Announced,” Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 28 & 29 at 3 p.m., $16, $14 seniors and students. Sept. 20: dessert after party. Reservations recommended. Contact: (347) 358-8102, theatretime.org.

STAR - Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents drama/comedy scenes and musical numbers, Wednesdays: Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Tpke., (718) 831-8636, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23, 2 p.m.; Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, (718) 479-0505 Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m. All performances free.


Take Root with The Umbrella Co., premiere dance program, Friday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Suite #301, Long Island City. Contact: Judi Huck, judi@greenspacestudio.org, (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.com.


LIC Green Film Screenings to Promote Resilience, Coffeed, 37-18 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, Mondays, 7 p.m.: The Crash Course, Sept. 23, challenges of finite natural resources; Crisis of Civilization, Sept. 30, documentary on global crises. Free coffee/pastry. Contact: coffeednyc.com.

Irish Movie Night, Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30-10 p.m., New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. $15/8, all ages. Contact: Christopher Deignan, chris@newyorkirishcenter.org, (347) 665-4085, nyirish.org

Flicks in the Garden, Saturday, Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m., Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39 Ave. Cost: $10. Contact: Tommy Arnstein, flicksinthegarden@gmail.com., flicksinthegarden.com.

Screening of “Island of Death.” Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m., Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 4738 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Contact: Daniel Reynolds, (407) 279-6724, DevilScience@gmail.com.


Swingtime Big Band, St. Thomas the Apostle Msgr. Mulz Hall, 88-08 Jamaica Ave., Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call (718) 847-1353.

St. Luke’s Subway Series, free concerts of brass music to outdoor venues, Friday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing. Contact: queensbotanical.org, (718) 886-3800.

Flamenco! at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, through Sept. 29. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets $35; students and seniors for $32; $30 on Fridays. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

The “Con Brio Ensemble” at the Church-in-the-Gardens, Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m., 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Call (718) 268-6704.

Couperin & Eau de Vie: Brooklyn Baroque, Friday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., 150-03 Jamaica, Ave. Jamaica. Free. Call: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, kingmanor.org.


Walk the Queens Waterfront, hike 15 miles, Flushing to Bayside. Meet at Main Street #7 train station, northeast corner, 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27. Contact: Bill Wrublewski, (646) 369-0279, summer.time101@verizon.net.

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 12 Noon at the American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Call (718) 672-9890.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 meets at Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 9 and 23. Open to the public.

Flea Markets

Traditional Church Bazaar, Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29, noon-3 p.m. 25-36 37 St., Astoria. Call (718) 726-7870.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 59-14 70 Ave., Saturday, Sept. 21, 10-2 p.m.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center,228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Sunny Bunnies, through Dec. 20 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 9:45 a.m.-12 Noon, ages 3-4.The Happy Hedgehog Band, Saturday, Sept. 21, 1:30–3 p.m. ages 5-6, $18. Young Chefs - Apple Brown Betty, Saturday Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. , ages 8-12, $24. Pre-registration for all events required by calling (718) 229-4000. Visit www.alleypond.com for more info.

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, 53-37 72 St., offers toddler playgroups in Sept., children 3 and under. Call (718) 335-6049.


Qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, “America’s Volunteer Guardians,” teach about Boating Safety Class at Fort Totten, in Bayside, on Sundays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. Call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at 347-336-5866, or email 12-01@verizon.net. Register online at www.uscgaux1201.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Queens/Nassau, Family-to-Family. 12-session class for caregivers of an adult living with mental illness, beginning Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., NS-LIJ Zucker Hillside Hospital, Ambulatory Pavilion, Room 1237. Contact: (718) 347-7284 to register, or namign@aol.com.

CityParks Seniors Fitness, Astoria Park in Astoria, Cunningham Park in Oakland Gardens, Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Flushing, and Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica, six weeks starting Monday, Sept. 23. Free yoga and tennis. Most classes start 9 a.m. Contact: cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness, (718) 760-6999.

English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., through Dec. 19. Free. Call 718-261-7664 to register or email: laccq@aol.com.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25/session. Instruction from award-winning artist. Call (718) 969-1128.

About Boating Safety class, qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Fort Totten, Totten Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, Sundays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. $65. Pre-registration a must. Call Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.

Fashionable Fall Accessories – Make Your Own Pendant! Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m., The Shops at SkyView Center, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing, free. Contact: Erin Lagasse elagasse@quinnandco.com, (212) 868-1900, shopskyviewcenter.com.

Alley Pond Environmental Center,228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Star Safari - Astronomy Adventure, Saturday, Sept. 21, 8-10 a.m., $16 Adults, $7 children ages 9 and up with participating adult. Fly Fishing 101, Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Adults $21, children $7, ages 8 and up with participating adult. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000. Visit www.alleypond.com for more info.


“Quintessential Queens: Celebrating America’s 4th Largest City,” Friday, Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, Music Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, $20, includes lunch and “Foods and Music of Queens.”


Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center: Shabbat Lunch and Learn, Saturday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. Monthly Shabbat Morning Experience, breakfast & Torah discussion, Saturday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m., 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 of Queens honors 39 Brothers from Queens who are POWs or Missing in Action at Candlelight Ceremony, Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th Street and Grand Avenue.


Queens Walk To End Alzheimer’s, Sunday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 56th Avenue and 11th Street, Flushing. Register: alznyc.org/nyc/walktoendalzheimers/queens.asp#content.

St. John’s Dribble for the Cure, cancer research fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy. Contact: dribbleforthecure.com.

The Richmond Hill Block Association 40th Annual Park Fair, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Forest Park at Buddy Monument, intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South. Local vendors, carnival food, rides, games, live music, flea market, raffles and other family fun.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults, $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit.; Preregistration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or alleypond.com.

Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, collecting for Annual White Elephant Fundraiser in Oct.; donations dropped off at 84th St. entrance to school, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-6636.

Free Car Seat Checks, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, 29-01 216 St., Bayside, Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Appointment: (718) 281-8571, Contact: Christine Rogan, crogan@stmaryskids.org.

Bake sale for Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus parking lot, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

YWCA Free Evening GED Classes for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, 10 weeks starting Monday, Sept. 30, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. Contact: ywcaqueens.org, (718) 353-4553 ex. 25.

Special Events

40th Annual Park Fair, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Buddy Monument, Forest Park, Myrtle Avenue & Park Lane South, Richmond Hill. Contact: Wendy Bowne, rhba@att.net, (718) 849-3759, rhba.org.

The 31st Annual Queens County Fair, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults $8, Children: $5 (ages 12 & under), free parking. Featuring The Amazing Maize Maze, 3-acre corn maze opening during the fair, Maze admission: $9 Adults, $5 Children ages 4-11, ages 3 and under free.

Meadow Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Hawaiian Luau, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 12-2 p.m., 78-10 164 St., Fresh Meadows. Contact: (718) 691-8300, meadowparkrehab.com.

9th Annual Feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina,St. Joseph Parish, Astoria, 30 Ave. b/w 43rd & 44th streets, from Wednesday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 29: Bingo Night, Sept. 26; Italian Pasta Night, Sept. 27; Family Masquerade Night, Sept. 28; International Food Festival, Sept. 29. Contact: (718) 278-1611, s.quatela@stjosephlic.org.

Briarwood Action Network Mysteries of History Walking Tour of Maple Grove Cemetery, Saturday, Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m., Maple Grove-Old Administration Building, 83-11 Kew Gardens Road; wine & cheese buffet at 7:30 p.m., classical music concert at 8:00 p.m. Cost: $8.00 members, $10 for nonmembers. Contact: briarwoodactionnetwork@gmail.com, briarwoodactionnetwork.com.

Golf outing, Monday, Oct. 21, 7 a.m., Forest Park Golf Course, benefits the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-Cop/104-Cop). $150 golf and luncheon; $60 luncheon only. Call (917) 796-4535. Sponsors wanted.

Kismet Shrine Patient Transport Unit silent auction/fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-10 p.m., Yer Mans Irish Pub, 70-26 88 St., Glendale. Call: (718) 894-4442.


The CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horrace Harding Expy., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Both kosher and nonkosher lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a $2 contribution. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Much more. Contact (718) 225-1144.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and other latest gadgets; and Microsoft Excel (separate class); fitness classes in Zumba, aerobics, line dancing, chair and mat yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, daily meals and more). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

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; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; jewelry making class, Tuesdays at 10:30 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. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers, Monday, Sept. 23. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

Computer classes, Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince St. Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, starts Monday, Sept. 30. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329.

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