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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:00 am


Mansheng Wang: Art and Artlessness, an exhibit, runs from Feb. 15-May 27 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, in Flushing. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is exhibiting a series of drawings by Seongmin Ahn, a Korean-born artist, now through April 3, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Artists reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 from 2-4 p.m. Minwha Folk Art workshop with Seongmon Ahn will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

“Extravagant Drawing,” an exhibit at Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, will be held now through April 10.

“Unforgettable,” selections from the Emily Fisher Landau collection, will be on view now through April 4 at Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30 St., Long Island City. Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, noon-5 p.m. Call (718) 937-0727 or visit flcart.org.

“Cheap Shots Made in China: Beijing Bicyclists and Pedestrians” photograph installation by Tommy Mintz, will be on exhibit at Queens College Art Center, now through May 27 in the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, level Six, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays and April 18-22 and 25-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Feb. 11 and 21, weekends and holidays. Free and open to the public.

Small Works Art Exhibition, now through Feb. 26, a members’ exhibition at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

In celebration of African American Heritage month, LaGuardia Community College is hosting an art exhibition featuring 18 watercolor paintings by artist Richard Yarde now through Feb. 26, in the E-building (fifth floor) at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, presents “Behind the Screen,” the core exhibition will be ongoing. “Real Virtuality” will be on view through June 12; “Dolls vs. Dictators” will be on view through April 10; and “City Glow” will be on view through July 17.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents Within the Emperor’s Garden — The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion exhibit, now through Sept. 30, 2011. Suggested donation is $5, free for members. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, presents its winter exhibitions featuring Feng Mengbo’s “Long March: Restart,” a large-scale, fully functional video game installation located on the first floor Painting Gallery; and the New York presentation of “The Talent Show,” a group exhibition that examines a range of relationships between artists, audiences and participants, modeling the competing desires for notoriety and privacy that characterize our present moment. These exhibits will run now through April 4. For more information, visit ps1.org.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.


The Forest Hills Choir seeks new members. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. The season will culminate in a Spring Concert on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. featuring the Schubert Mass in G. If you’d like to arrange an audition, send an email to info@fhchoir.org.

The AARP Queens Chorus, learn to sing old and familiar songs and perform one-hour sets at Queens nursing homes and senior centers during April/May and October/November. Practice is every Friday in February and March from noon-3 p.m. at Reformed Church of Newtown, 49-20 87 St., Elmhurst. If interested, call the director John Thomas at (718) 523-1330.


“The Knight of the Burning Pestle” will be presented by the Queens Players on Feb. 17-20, 23-25, 27 and March 2-5 at 8 p.m. and March 5 at 3 p.m. at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. There will be no performance on Feb. 26. Tickets are $18 at the door. For reservations, call (718) 392-0722.

Parkside Players presents “Amateurs” on Feb. 19, 25, 26, March 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. Tickets are $14 regular admission, $12 for seniors and children under 12. For reservations call (718) 497-4922.


Celebrate Valentine’s day at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., as guitarist/singer, Marco Figueira performs “The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook” on Friday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $16 for members, $10 for students with ID. Packages include seating for two, wine, and an opportunity to meet the artists for $75, $65 for members. For information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org to purchase tickets.


Step Afrika! will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Tickets are $12, $10 for members, $8 for children and $6 for member children. An after show workshop “Step Up with Step Afrika!” will be follow the performance at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for nonmember adults, $3 for children, members free with tickets to the show. For information, visit flushingtownhall.org or call the box office at (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.


Veterans for Peace NYC Chapter 34, presents a free community screening of “Will War Ever End” on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. with a talkback to follow, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside. Admission is free.


Winter recess children’s workshops for President’s week will be held at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point, Monday, Feb. 21-Friday, Feb. 25. Pre-registration for all events is required — registration deadline is Feb. 16. Fee is canned or boxed good for the less fortunate of the community. Call (718) 358-0067.

Are you a nature know-it-all? Come enjoy game show-style trivia. Children will be put to the test in nature and other areas of expertise to see how they size up against their local Urban Park Ranger Monday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. Ages 5 and older. Free at Fort Totten Park in Bayside. Meet at Fort Totten Visitor Center, Building 502. Enter park at the entrance to the fort, north of the intersection of 212th Street and Cross Island Parkway.


The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is offering a course for aspiring and practicing bee keepers. It covers the basics of bee care and honey harvesting. Classes will meet on Wednesdays on Feb. 23, March 9 and 23, April 6, May 4 and June 1 from 7-9 p.m. The course is taught by master bee keeper Walter Blohm. The course fee is $90, $75 for Voelker Orth members. For more information, contact the museum at (718) 359-6227.

Sign up for sign language classes at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost is $15 for adults, $25 for families. Also, winter viewing of the stars, an astronomy programs with Mark Freilich will be held from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 per adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout information packet). Pre-register for both classes by calling (718) 229-4000.

A points and insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $35. Alternatively, you can complete this course online by visiting the following website but note the online course is more costly. Call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com to register.

On Sunday, Feb. 13, The NYC Compost Project of Queens at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing is hosting its annual “I ™ Worms” program. Everyone gets to take home a heart-shaped compost cookie for your plants. Participants will be introduced to the art of composting both outdoors and indoors. The fee is $5 and registration is required at compost@queensbotanical.org or (718) 886-3800, ext. 500.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at the Corpus Christi Church, 31-30 61 St., Woodside, on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (718) 278-8114. The cost is $45.

Instructor Eric March will cover drawing fundamentals and advanced techniques Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per session at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Contact (718) 361-0628.

Free tai chi ongoing introductory classes now being held on Saturdays at 1 p.m. at 87-10 Liberty Ave., Ozone Park. Sponsored by Cheng Man-Ching Tai Chi Association. RSVP at ozoneparktaichi@yahoo.com.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will offer dance with instruction every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m. A dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will have zumba fitness classes on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For information, call (718) 428-6363.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes for children and adults, day or evening, seven days a week, in drawing, watercolor and oil and acrylic at St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82nd St. Cost $60-$70 for eight weeks. Call (718) 426-9821 or go to jackson eightsartclub.org.

Ongoing Zumba/fitness classes for cancer survivors in Queens by a nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Samuel Field Y & YHMA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. Free for the initial class, then $12 per class, $90 per 10 class punch card. For information, call (516) 987-7524 or visit fitnesspcancer.com.


Join an Alley Environmental Center educator for a winter nature walk on the wetland trails of Alley Pond Park. Meet at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.


Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will host a flea market on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Craft fair/flea market will be held at the VFW Flanders Field Post 150 Hall, 51-11 108 St., Corona on Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine will run indoor flea markets on the following Sundays: Feb. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Tolentine Hall, at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike.


Christ the King High School will host an alumni reunion for the classes of ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96 and ’01, on March 12 from 7 p.m.-midnight at the school, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Tickets can be purchased at ctkrhs.org or by calling (718) 366-7400, ext. 272.

St. Agnes Academic High School, College Point, will hold its Homecoming 2011 for all years especially those ending in 1s or 6s on Saturday, April 16 from 1-5 p.m. Call (718) 353-6276 or email vmcbreen@stagneshs.org.


Come hear legendary love stories of Maple Grove’s past in the center at Maple Grove on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Sponsored by Friends of Maple Grove. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, friends of Maple Grove members are free. To reserve, email friendsofmgv@aol.com or call (917) 881-3358.

Amalgamated Bank, 36-18 21 St. in Long Island City, is presenting a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs in Queens on Financing Your New or Established Small Business on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 5-7 p.m.

Come explore global warming, a family education program at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Doulgaston, on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $15 for members, $19 for nonmembers. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

The Queens Alliance Baseball League is celebrating its 83rd year and is now taking registrations for the 2011 baseball season. The alliance is open to all teams and players 13-18 years old and for the mens unlimited division 18 and over that play on Sundays. If you are looking to play this year and want a competitive league, call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.


New York Metropolitan Country Music Association presents a Country and Western dance on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Glendale Memorial Building at 72-02 Myrtle Ave. at 7:30 p.m. featuring Mary Lamont. Cost is $12.

St. Valentine’s dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Nativity BVM Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Admission is $10 includes coffee and cake. Call Don Curron at (718) 843-1046.

A Valentine’s dance featuring Randy and the Rainbows will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 7-11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 878, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. It will include a buffet dinner. Tickets are $37 for members, and $39.50 for nonmembers. For tickets, call (631) 987-0443.

Havurat Yisrael singles 35+ event have planned a really great evening, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Havurat Yisrael House, 108-11 69 Road, Forest Hills, featuring tequila and mariachi Mexican food. Cost is $20 at the door $25 RSVP before Feb. 11 at (718) 261-5500 or email hyoffice@nyc.rr.com.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will offer Saturday dances on Feb. 19 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $10.


NAMI Queens/Nassau will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloman Auditorium of Zucker Hillside Hospital, 76th Avenue and 266th Street, Glen Oaks. The presentation will review the purpose and importance of supplemental needs trusts on behalf of an individual with a disability and describe the UJA-Federation of New York Community Trusts. A support group for families meets at 6 p.m.

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church located at 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be held on Feb. 28.

AARP Chapter 3698 has canceled meetings for January and February. The next meeting will be held on March 9 at the Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Social hour will be held at noon. Meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. Guests and new members are welcome.

You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more, meetings are held every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.

The Flushing Camera Club, meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 146-01 45 Ave. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month.


Tom Wolf, professor of art history at Bard College will discuss the attraction of Woodstock for Japanese artists on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. Free with museum admission, $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students with valid ID; free for children under 12.

The Poppenhusen Institute will present a free lecture by Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan on “George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 114-04 14 Road, College Point.


Project Single Moms, is a nonprofit national organization, formed to help single moms make a better future for themselves and the families they support. Join them for a PSM’s launch meet-n-greet on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at New Greater Bethel Ministries, 215-32 Jamaica Ave., Queens Village. Free, but you must register by emailing your name, address and telephone number to mevans@projectsinglemoms.com or call (718) 413-4168.

Caregiver’s Support Group will be held every Tuesday at the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. at 3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 15.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous helpline at (718) 962-6244 or westernqueensna.com. Meeting seven days a week.

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