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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:30 am


“Queens Surface” photography exhibition, Aug. 10-28, weekdays, Flushing Queens Library, 41-17 Main St. Free. Information: Michelle Cheikin, m@michellecheikin.com, (917) 669-0877.


The 1st annual UNFringed festival, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, Aug. 1-24. Information: info@secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” St. Gregory’s Theatre Group, Aug. 2, 3, 7-10, 8 p.m., Aug. 4 and 11, 2 p.m., Gregorian Hall, 244-44 87 Ave., Bellerose. $18, $15 seniors, $7 kids under 12. $2 extra at the door. Information: tickets@sgtg.org, (718) 989-2451.

“Les Miserables,” ICC Theater, 7200-7250 Douglaston Pkwy.,Douglaston, Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, 8 p.m., Aug. 4, 3 p.m., with a Sunday brunch at 1 p.m., additional $25. Tickets: $25, thejosephinefoundation.org/store, (516) 650-3231 Proceeds to benefit the Josephine Foundation.

Free Shakespeare showing “The Tempest” and “Love Labor’s Lost”: Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39 Ave., Sunnyside, Fridays, Aug. 2 and 9, 7:30 p.m., children’s programming at 7 p.m.; Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Sundays, Aug. 4 and 11, 6:30 p.m. Contact: Andrea Rose, sunnysideshakes@gmail.com, (718) 672-1555.


Movies at Cunningham Park, 193rd street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Thursdays, starting at 8 p.m.: Aug. 8, “The Lorax;” Aug. 15, “North by Northwest;” Aug. 22, “Les Miserables;” Aug. 29, “Kinky Boots.” Free.


JAMS under the stars, a free outdoor concert beginning the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer festival, Friday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m., Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue, between 150 and 153 streets, Jamaica. Information: Tyra Emerson, collaborative23@verizon.net, (718) 526-8700, go2ccj.com.

Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial concert, Saturday, Aug. 3, 12:30-7 p.m., 46th Street (Bliss Street) and Queens Boulevard, under the Sunnyside Arch. Free. Information: sunnysideshines.org.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, “Music in the Garden,” Saturday, Aug. 10, 6:15-7:45 p.m.. Bring a blanket and snacks. Free with Garden admission. Call (718) 886-3800.

Queens Symphony Orchestra performs: Verdi selections, Sunday, Aug. 4, Forest Park Bandshell. All concerts are free. Visit queenssymphony.org.

Jamaica Arts and Music Summer festival, Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to 169th Street, Jamaica. Free. Information: Tyra Emerson, collaborative23@verizon.net, (718) 526-8700, go2ccj.org.

City Parks Foundation, Summerstage, free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series; 5Pointz, 45-46 Davis St., Long Island City, Sunday, Aug. 11, 5 p.m., Back to the Roots — Kool Herc at 5Points celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop.

Community welcome and musical concert, St. James Episcopal Church, 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, Saturday, Aug. 3, 4-6 p.m. Reception follows. Contact: (718) 592-2555.

Flea Markets

The Ridgewood Youthmarket, an urban farmstand supplied by local farmers and operated by youths to provide fresh healthy foods to the community, intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues, Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. until November 23.

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., outdoor flea market, Sunday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (718) 729-8957.

Indoor rummage sale, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Jamaica Avenue and 88th Street, Woodhaven, Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Call (718) 847-1353.


What’s new in breast cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Thursday, Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m. Steinway Library, 21-45 31 St., Long Island City. Free. Contact: Ana Rodrigues, ana_m.rodrigues@mountsinai.org, (718) 267-4333.


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: hiking club monthly meetings, Mondays, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Adults only. Membership Required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

For Kids

Play4Autisim, programs for kids on the Autism Spectrum: “Kidz Into Action” street hockey program, Fridays in August, Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard between Lutheran Avenue, 71st Street and Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Martial arts class, Tiger Schulman’s Martial Arts, 73-25 Woodhaven Blvd., Glendale, Thursdays to Aug. 22, martial arts gear available for $50. Small registration free for both programs. Contact: Grey Vasicek, greg@play4autism.org, (718) 894-3400.


Summer Sunrise Yoga, Wednesdays in August, 6-7:15 a.m., BambooMoves, 107-40 Queens Blvd., Suite 206, Forest Hills. Donation $5. Information: Melissa Seigel (347) 684-0451.

Free hour-long yoga classes at: Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Ave. N, Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.; Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Rd., Long Island City, Sunday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 8 5:30 p.m. Call the Yoga Room at (718) 274-0255.

Coed mixed-level line dancing for adults, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Saturdays, Aug. 3, 17, Sept. 7, 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

Drama workshop with Scott Klavan at Central Queens YM and YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Thursday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, $8 members. Call (718) 268-5011.

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

Special Events

The East Coast Car Association 15th annual summer slam car show and blood drive, Sunday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maspeth Federal Saving Bank, parking lot, 69th Street off Grand Avenue, Maspeth. Rain date, Aug. 11. Information: Bob (917) 385-2322, Lou (917) 682-5362, eccatoysfortots.org. All donations go to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.

The ECCA will also exhibit classic cars at: the Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale, Monday, Aug. 5, 5-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, 5-9 p.m., Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside. Call (917) 683-5362.

An evening ride on the Forest Park Carousel to end Alzheimer’s, Friday, Aug. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven. Unlimited rides and face painting, $10; individual rides, $3 donation. Contact: Carol Lacks, Carollacks@aol.com, (917) 881-3358.

Free car wash, Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Clintonville Street and 14th Road, Whitestone. Information: Brian Blayer, revblayer@gmail.com, (718) 767-6305.

Demonstrations of crafts from the 1800s, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16, 17, noon-4 p.m., King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. kingmanor.org/events.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, August, 12, 26, September 9, 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults, $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit. Preregistration required. Call (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or visit alleypond.com.

Wrap up party for the College Point Relay for Life, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., College Point Ambulance Corps, 123rd Street and 18th Avenue. Contact collegepointrelay@gmail.com.

Special Events

St. Josaphat’s leisure club trip to Aqueduct Casino, $25, Thursday, Aug. 29. Contact: Joy, (917) 921-7631. Meets at the church, 34-32 210 St., Bayside.


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.

Computer classes for seniors, registration Friday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m., Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave. (718) 429-3636.

On the way to a healthier you, Thursday, Aug. 8, HANAC JVL-Ditmotsis Vallone Senior Center, 27-40 Hoyt Ave., Astoria, free. Contact: Ana Rodrigues, ana_m.rodrigues@mountsinai.org, (718) 267-4333.

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.

Six-session series of coed line dancing, starts Tuesday, July 23, Robert Couche Adult Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Jamaica, 1:40-2:50 p.m., $20, (718) 978-8352.

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. Call (718) 224-7888.

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.

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. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

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.

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 Innovative SNAPof Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers Lunch and Learn Cinema Talk: A film series discussion group on Tuesdays, 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.


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

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge at The-Church-In-The-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Call 1(800) 984-0066, or visit nar-anon.org.

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.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Flushing. To attend and for more information, Alliance members can register by calling Paula Goldstein at (516) 802-3142. Anyone with Lupus and family members are invited to attend an Education Day on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required in advance. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058.

Try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Overeaters Anonymous, Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

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