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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:30 am


The JCC-Chabad of LIC holds a seder on Monday, March 25 at 10-31 Jackson Ave. Also, Passover necessities will be delivered to homebound seniors and financially challenged residents in West Queens. Visit JewishLIC.com or contact (718) 609-0066.

An Easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Ozone Howard Little League baseball fields, 97-14 135 Dr., Ozone Park. Use Centerville and 149th avenues entrance. For more information call (646) 298-7575.

On Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, hosts an egg hunt. $5 per child.

Elegant Passover seders with Rabbi Algaze will be held on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 at Havurat Yisrael Home, 68-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. $60 one seder, $110 both seders, children under 3 are free, ages 3-12 are $25. Call (718) 261-5500 or email hyoffice18@yahoo.com.

The First Presbyterian Church of Newton, corner of Queens Boulevard and 54th Avenue, Elmhurst, is giving a concert of sacred choral music on Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Free.

Community Passover seders will be held at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center, 156-45 84 St., Howard Beach, on Monday, March 25. Haggadah reading starts at 7:30 p.m. Call (718) 316-3055 for information.

A barnyard Easter egg hunt will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Saturday, March 30 from noon to 4 p.m. $5 per person.

The congregation of Emanuel United Church of Christ at Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue, Woodhaven, hosts Palm Sunday service on March 24 at 10:45 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Communion service on March 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday service on March 29 at 1 p.m.; and Easter Sunday service on March 31 at 10:45 a.m.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Fun with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 23 from 2-4 p.m. at 69th Street and Myrtle Avenue in Glendale. Parents should bring their children and their cameras forphotos withthe Easter Bunny. There will be a gift fromthe bunny, face painting, acoloring table and fun for everyone. Free.


Floral Park Historical Society will show “The Braddock Boys” on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Floral Park Centennial Hall at Tulip and Carnation avenues. Free. For more information contact (516) 775-6849 or visit floralparkhistorical.org and thebraddockboys.weebly.com

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, hosts a screening series, “The Life of Film, Celebrating a Decade of Reverse Shot,” from April 4-7. Tickets $20. Call (718) 777-6888.


On Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. see “The Hit Men,” a cover band, at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. $35 all seats. Call (718) 631-6311 or go to visitQPAC.org

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, will host an Easter craft and plant sale plus an ethnic Polish bake sale on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 224-3052 for more information.

There will be a spring fling fair at Mary’s Nativity, St. Ann Parish Center, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with an egg hunt at 1 p.m. Call (718) 353-5961.


Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 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. For more information call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.


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.

The JCC-Chabad of Long Island City/Astoria, 10-31 Jackson Blvd., hosts Torah Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.; Taam Shabbat, Mommy and me, on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Carlbach Shabbat service and LeChaim on Fridays at 6 p.m.; Shabbat morning service and kiddush on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m..Call or visit (718) 609-0066 or jewishlic.com for more information.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarys, hosts a boating safety class at Fort Totten in Bayside on Sunday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $65. Pre-registration is a must. For more information call (917) 952-7014 or (347) 336-5866 or email 12-01@verizon.net. To register online visit uscgaux1201.org.

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. $10.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, announces the return of PERC, a club for retirees. Come meet and speak with others about what concerns you Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Free for members of the CQY. Nonmembers free for first session, then $2 per session. Call the Adult and Senior Department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160 or 622 for more information.

Special Events

Family board game day at Bay Terrace Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd., on Friday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. Call (718) 423-7004 for more information. Free.

Join the Queens County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals on Saturday, April 6 at noon at Marbella Restaurant, 220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside, for a luncheon and fashion show. $40. Call Irene at (516) 437-7038 (evening).

A Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Memorial Day program will be held on Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Briarwood Jewish Center, 139-06 86 Ave. Free. Call (917) 747-2922.

On Sunday, April 7 there will be a Holocaust Memorial service at 5 p.m. at Rockwood Park Jewish Center, 156-45 84 St., Howard Beach. For information call (718) 641-5822.

Human Growth Foundation, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone, will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk on Sunday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 113-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing. Individual and team registration is now open online at hgfound.org/stepupandwalk_event_registration.html

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.

On Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, hosts MARCH for the Earth. Open the spring season with a day of volunteering followed by a march to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Unisphere. Advanced registration is required. Email Regina Forlenza at rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

Professor Mary Fulbrook will discuss a book on a family friend who turned out to be a Nazi functionary at the Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, on Thursday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. More information at (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or pkurtz@cqy.org.

A blood drive will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Christ the King HS gym, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. For more information, call Alice Wenz at (718) 366-7400 ext. 244.

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 for more information.

Support Groups

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 Education Days on Saturdays, March 23 and 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 for more information.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th Street and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

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. For information, call 1(800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.

Support Groups

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226 for details.

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

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

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

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.


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.

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; Special workshop on Wednesday, March 27 about Preventing strokes. (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 more information on classes and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.’

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: In the News, Mondays at 10 a.m.; Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; dance aerobics, Tuesdays at 9 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, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; jewelry making, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 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 10:45 a.m.; and AARP chorus, Fridays at 1 p.m. Music appreciation on Tuesday, March 26 at 12:45 p.m.; mind, body and soul series on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m.; current events on Friday, March 22 at 12:45 p.m.; Jokercise on Monday, March 25 at 12:45 p.m. and Easy Choice Health plan speaker on Thursday, March 28 at 10:15 a.m. Call (718) 224-7888 for further information.

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. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., will hold a march for meals fundraiser on Wednesday, March 27 from 3-5 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door. The center has a food pantry Tuesdays-Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. The MetroCard van is at the Center on the fourth Thursday of every month. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Art classes are held every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

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. For more information, 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.

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

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

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