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Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 10:30 am


Great Mission, Year of Faith will be held at Raymond O’Connor Park, at the corner of 210th Street and 33rd Avenue, Bayside, on Sunday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, will hold an Easter dance on Sunday, April 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Helen at (718) 746-5138.


Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Spring Concerts 2013: On Sunday, April 7, Boleros: A Tres Voces will perform Latin songs remembering the most popular trios of Latin America. On Sunday, April 21, Roots of Flamenco, Gypsy Soul presents music and dance from Spain, India, Persia and the Middle East. Both shows are at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.

STAR (Senior Theater Acting Repertory) will be presenting free drama/comedy series and musical numbers at the Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., Jamaica on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Call (718) 465-7355.

The Queens Players and Femme Fatale Theater present Euripides’ “The Bacchae,” at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., LIC, Thursdays through Saturdays, April 4-6, 11-13, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18. For more information visit secrettheatre.com.


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.

Bella Italia Mia will meet on Sunday, April 14 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, Door No. 10, 3rd floor. A 90-minute video entitled “The Italian Americans” will be shown. There will also be music and dancing. Members, $5; nonmembers, $7. For more information call (718) 426-1240.

“Spectacle: The Music Video” explores the art, history and future of the art form at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria now through June 16. For more information call (718) 777-6888 or visit movingimage.us.


An audition and open cast call for “Les MisÈrables,” will be held on Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at American Martyrs Sullivan Hall, Bell Blvd. and Union Turnpike, Bayside from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Bring a head shot and resume (this is a requirement). Sheet music for your audition: 16 bars ballad, 16 bars up tempo. Your calendar for May, June, July and August. Comfortable clothing for a group dance audition. Parts available for 11 years old and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No one seen without the above requirements.


Professor Jules Allen, celebrated photographer, shares his works in “Conjure, Light, Forward Momentum,” at Queensborough Community College, Medical Arts Building, Room 136, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside on Tuesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m.

A talk by a Holocaust survivor presented by the Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., in Forest Hills on Monday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $6. For more information call (718) 268-5011, ext. 151, or email pkurtz@cqy.org.


The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays at 1 p.m. Next meeting will be on April 8.

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.


There will be a children’s carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 and Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $11 per person. For more information, call Museum Events at (718) 347-3276 or visit queensfarm.org.

A Pupp-PET!! workshop will be held at the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road in Kew Gardens on Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Build a sock puppet pet. Get rid of old socks. Kids 8-12 and parents. Free parking.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Garcia Lorca’s “The Billy-Club Puppets/Los Titeres de Cachiporra,” a bilingual puppet musical for children on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults and $12 for children. Family discounts are available. For more information and tickets call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.


The Flushing Jewish Community Council offers free English for Speakers of Other Languages at intermediate and advanced levels, Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38 Ave. Call (718) 463-0434 to register.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will hold a defensive driving course on Thursdays, April 18 and 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Participants are eligible for lower insurance rates and points reduction. Cost is $50 per person. Call Harriet Wolfe at (718) 423-6426 to register.

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.

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.

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.

Special Events

Kick off partyfor the 6th Annual College Point Relay For Life tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m. to be held at the CP Ambulance Corps located on 18th Avenue and 123rd Street. Lite snacks and refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For more information go to relayforlife.org/collegepointny.

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.

Earth Week in Forest Hills: Community Swap Meet at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., on Sunday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Swap all clean, portable items such as clothes, toys, jewelry and dishes. For more information call (718) 268-5011 or visit cqy.org.

Divine Mercy Catholic Academy welcomes all to its 6th Annual Family Fashion Show at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at Roma View Catering, Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach. Call (718) 845-3074 for more information.

The Annual Maspeth Kiwanis Club auction will be held Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge at 72-15 Grand Ave., Maspeth. A $20 admission includes a buffet dinner, beer, wine, dessert and coffee. Donations of auctionable items are wanted. Call Marie for tickets at (917) 623-6306.

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.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, is having a luncheon card party on Tuesday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 in advance and $22 at the door. RSVP by Monday, April 15. Call Janet at (718) 631-5468 or Marilyn at (718) 229-6877.

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.

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.

Flea markets

A rummage sale will be held on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill. For more information call (718) 843-4841 or visit umcrh.shutterfly.com.

Italian Charities of America will host a flea market on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. For information call (718) 478-3100.


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.

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.

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 (262-2463).

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.


Computer classes at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing begin in April. For seniors 60 plus. For information call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., 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. Next monthly bus trip to Yonkers, Monday, April 22. Next AARP Defensive Driving Class (one day), Monday, April 15. Daily exercise classes. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Art classes are held every Monday at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

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.

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 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. (718) 961-3660.

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