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Through Sunday, April 18 at 8 p.m. the Little Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City, presents The Queens Players in the last and greatest play of Shakespeare: The Tempest; warring siblings, forbidden love, vengeance, and forgiveness, all for $10 per ticket, at the door or online at www.secrettheatre.com; Also April 21-25; 28-30 at 8 p.m. and April 25 at 3:30 p.m.; call 718-392-0722.

Through Sunday, April 18 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 17 at 11 p.m. the Big Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City, revives Charles Busch’s campy kitsch classic Vampire Lesbians of Sodom with Sleeping Beauty or Coma; Also April 22-23 at 8 p.m. and April 24 at 4, 8 and 11 p.m.; general admission $15 at the door or online at www.secrettheatre.com.

Friday-Sunday, April 16-18 at 8 p.m. Dance Entropy presents the fourth annual Green Space Blooms Festival of Dance and Music at Green Space, 37-24 24th Street, Suite 301 in Long Island City. General Admission: $20; students/seniors/dancers $15, online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org or at the door.

Friday-Saturday, April 16-17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 at 7 p.m. the Greek Cultural Center presents a new comedy “Dangerous Game” by Manoli Korres with English supertitles at their new location, 26-80 30th Street in Astoria; Also Friday-Sunday, April 23-25; tickets are $20, $15 senior/students/children; email reservations@greekculturalcenter.org or call 718-726-7329.

Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. the Minstrel Players Theatre Company of Northport Village performs Noel Coward’s classic comedy, “Blithe Spirit.” at Houghton Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main Street, Northport Village. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and children under 12; also Saturday, April 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 25 at 3 p.m.; call 631-732-2926 or visit www.minstrelplayers.org.

From 11a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, the Queens Farm Museum: Children’s Carnival is in the apple orchard; rides, midway games food, hayrides, petting zoo and a Magic Show (shows hourly 2-5 p.m. in the barn). Admission is $9 per person for all ages; includes carnival rides; height rules apply at all rides; at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park; call 718-47-3276 or visit www.queensfarm.org.

Noon to 5 p.m. weekends, until Sunday, May 9 a new exhibition at Flushing Town Hall: The Flushing Remonstrance: Who Shall Plead for Us? Penned in 1657, the bold petition protested religious intolerance. Exhibit includes historical images, documents, narrative panels and artwork produced by J.H.S. 189 art students at 137-35 Northern Boulevard; suggested donation: $5/members free; call 718-463-7700, Ext. 222.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

 

At 6 p.m., Flushing Library, located at 41-17 Main Street, hosts The New York Vocal Artists Research Center, a group of professional vocal artists and pianists will give another performance to inspire New Yorkers to take pride in their immigrant roots and heritage; call 718-661-1200.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

 

At 8 a.m., Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, hosts CUNY Citizenship Drive – get help with the application process for citizenship status; call 718-651-1100.

At 10:30 a.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, hosts Improve Your Writing Skills, a two part interactive workshop series: Session I – Basic Grammar and Punctuation; Session II – Writing a Cover Letter; call 718-990-0700.

At 11 a.m., Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, hosts Citizenship Application Assistance Day; free assistance by experienced professionals from the CUNY Immigration Center; call 718-651-1100.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One Thing That’s Green: Jet Blue/MillionTreesNYC Volunteer Planting Event; add green to Baisley Pond Park; breakfast and lunch will be served; volunteers must register and complete a waiver; activities and prizes for kids age 14 under (must be accompanied by an adult); ages 14 to 17 must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian to participate; call 212-333-2552 or 646-733-7948.

From 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Forest/Highland Park: Forest Adventure Club enrollment; hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, skateboarding, tennis and golf for youth aged 14-17; to participate all members must commit to three hours of service on that day. Members can sign up for 1-2 adventure(s) and must have a parent/guardian present to sign waiver form; registration required; space limited; call 718-235-4462.

At 11 a.m. Bike the Greenway from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to Fort Totten Park; meet the Rangers at Albert H. Mauro Playground (Park Drive East near 73rd Terrace); bring your own bike and helmet; call 718-846-2731.

At 2 p.m., Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, hosts Citizenship Day at the Library. Eligible immigrants interested in applying for U.S. citizenship will receive free assistance and information from the volunteers of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic of the CUNY School of Law. Applicants should bring any documents that may be helpful in the application process; call 718-661-1200.

At 2 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, hosts Cinderella. Take a trip around the world through dance, as World Dance Theatre tells the story of Cinderella; 718-990-0700.

At 2:30 p.m., Auburndale Library, 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, hosts Lisa Yves playing jazz standards; call 718-352-2027. Library closes for renovations at the end of the day.

At 3 p.m., Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway hosts Million Trees NYC Tree Care Workshop about trees in the city and how you can adopt and care for street trees in Astoria! If you would like to find trees to care for before the meeting, please visit www.milliontreesnyc.org/stewards and follow the links to Adopt-a-Tree. Registered tree stewards can receive a free tree care kit; call 718-721-2462.

At 8 p.m. in Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard presents World Jazz: Celebration of Fiddle Music from Africa to America, featuring John Blake and friends; $20/$16 members/$10 students with ID; package price of $75/$65 for members includes table for two, wine & snacks, meet-the-artists, signed CD; call 718-463-7700, Ext. 222.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18

At 9 a.m. registration begins for Alley Pond Environmental Center: Walk for APEC; help with budget shortfalls at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Douglaston, just east of the Cross Island Parkway; walk begins at 10 a.m. ending by noon; entry fee is $10 per person (Children under 6 free); recruit additional sponsors to raise more money; call 718-229-4000, Ext. 0 or email info@alleypond.com.

At 2 p.m. Kupferberg Center Performances: Dan Zanes and Friends in Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing; the former lead singer and songwriter for The Del Fuegos, and his band perform exuberant, handmade music for kids and their parents; tickets $20/$12 children 12-and-under, online at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org ($1 per ticket surcharge applies), by phone at 718-793-8080 or at the Colden Center Box Office.

At 2:30 the Voelker Orth Museum Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden, 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing presents Coffee or Tea? Home Table Tales: Immigration Story Sharing; Barbara Aliprantis and other acclaimed storytellers swap tales of home and culinary traditions; suggested donation $5; Light refreshments served; call 718-359-6227.

At 3 p.m. Queensborough Performing Arts Center: Bobby Rydell and the Shangra Las in Concert; the trio of Queens natives famous for “Leader of the Pack” and “Remember (Walkin’ the Sand)” open for the original “Conway Birdie” who will sing hits like “Wild One,” “Volare” and “Forget Him,” at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside. Tickets are $42/$39 from 718-631-6311 or at www.visitqpac.org.

At 3 p.m. Free Synagogue of Flushing: Inter-religious Choral Festival; singers, musicians and dancers from Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh communities including Korean and Chinese traditional dance, at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (corner Sanford Avenue); call718-961-0030.

MONDAY, APRIL 19

 

At 11 a.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, hosts Visual Impairment: What You Need to Know – a discussion workshop on the common types and causes of vision loss; call 718-990-0700.

At 6 p.m., Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, hosts Job Strategies for Immigrant Professionals: A Four-Part Series. Topics include: 1. How to use your foreign degree will cover: how to write a standard U.S. resume; using the Internet to search jobs effectively; tips for building a professional network in the U.S. 2. How to ace a phone interview: learn some tips and trick to help you prepare for a telephone interview. 3. Get Linkedln to a new job: learn how to create a Linkedln profile that gets noticed and use social networking; call 718-661-1200.

At 6:30 p.m., Steinway Library, 21-45 31 Street, hosts LSAT or GRE Practice Test and Personal Statement Workshop. Kaplan provides a detailed analysis of your performance and valuable tips on writing and editing your Personal Statement for Grad School admission; call 718-728-1965.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

At 6 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, hosts Grant Writing Basics; call 718-990-0700.

At 6 p.m., Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, hosts Job Information Workshop. Learn about researching information on the internet, preparation and email of resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills. Pre-registration is required; call 718-326-1390.

At 6 p.m. The Bayview Bridge Club, a not-for-profit organization of bridge players, meets at Church of the Resurrection, 100-17 32nd Avenue in East Elmhurst; call club president Ted Harvin at 516-209-7864.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m., a Woman’s Group meets in Forest Hills to talk, and in the process improve their relationships. Members will give and receive support and practice direct communication. The group will be led by a licensed clinical social worker; call Heidi Elias at 718-371-8916.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

At 5:30 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, hosts TPS Assistance for Haitian New Yorkers in Haitian Creole and English; call 718-990-0700.

At 7:30 p.m. Forest Hills Jewish Connections: Kick-Off Networking Event and Dessert Reception at Havurat Yisrael 108-11 69th Road; $18/advance, $25 at the door; call 718-261-5500.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

 

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ESL Class at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; also 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon); 11 a.m. Tai Chi/Chi Kung; 12:30 pm Movie; 1 p.m. ESL Conversation with Carol; Meditation; Oil Painting Class; 2:30 p.m. Casual French Conversation; suggested contribution is $1 per class; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

A free support group for people suffering from anxiety and depression meets at Zucker Hillside Hospital, 75-59 263rd Street in Glen Oaks, in the Conference Room of the Kaufman Building. Please call group leader, Lori Kalman, at 718-746-3092 before coming; visit www.namiqn.org.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Center for the Women of New York’s Women’s Support Group meets in Room 325 at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. For information or an interview appointment, call 718-793-0672.