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EDITOR’S PICKS

LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR

Tuesday, June 21 at 5 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park: Summer Solstice – Silent Storm Sound System Silent Disco; bring your friends and family to the 10th anniversary of the Park’s Solstice event, welcoming the summer and celebrating the longest day of the year; guests will wear wireless headphones and groove through the night in a silent, high-energy dance party; call 718-956-1819.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: The Monkees and Kenny Loggins Live; the legendary foursome hit the Westbury stage on Friday night; Kenny Loggins will perform his pop classics on Saturday; for tickets call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

3 p.m. Whitestone Library: Dino Rosi; Broadway show tunes, arias, pop, and folk songs presented by tenor Dino Rosi singing in five languages; call 718-767-8010.

10 a.m. South Hollis Library: Free Health Screening on the Saint Francis Hospital Outreach Bus; Saint Francis Hospital Community Outreach Program will provide screenings for blood pressure and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes for adults over the age of 18; call 718-465-6779.

11:30 a.m. South Ozone Park Library: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts & Asset Protection; noted elder law and estate planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, power of attorney, estate and disability planning and long-term care; call 718-529-1660.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

2:30-4 p.m. Flushing House: Elder Law Seminar – Medicare; Jessica Foster, education associate, will lead a conversation on health care reform’s impact on Medicare and touch on the current budget debate and how deficit-slashing proposals might change Medicare forever; call 347-532-3025 or email rsalant@uam.org.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Piano & Voice Concert with Cecile Ann Hastie; Cecile Ann Hastie and pianist Michael Fennelly will present songs of Tchaikovsky and the music of Samuel Barber including Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and 19th century Spanish songs; call 718-661-1200.

2 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Trout Day; join talented actors as they present an original comedy, Trout Day by local playwright Johnny Culver; call 718-268-7934.

2:30 p.m. Bayside Library: Chinese Theatre Works; an afternoon of eclectic Chinese performing arts that feature magical folk spectacle of brightly colored masks that shift instantly before the audience’s eyes, elaborate costumed dances and song from different provinces in China and the famed “Peking Opera Monkey Steals the Heavenly Peaches” with its blend of acting and martial arts; call 718-229-1834.

2:30 p.m. Peninsula Library: Oldies Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop & Pop Concert with the Vic Vincent Group; take a walk down a musical memory lane with tunes from the ’50s and ’60s and experience the rock & roll sounds of Bill Haley and the Comets, the doo-wop sounds of Little Anthony and the Imperials and pop tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and more; call 718-634-1110.

3 p.m. Broadway Library: Tareb Group; join Dafer Tawil and Rami el Aasser of the Tareb Group for an afternoon of folk and classical music from Egypt and the Arab world; call 718-721-2462.

3 p.m. Fresh Meadows Library: Arnie Gruber; a jazzy tribute of the greatest hits popularized by Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka and others featuring Arnie Gruber; call 718-454-7272.

Noon. Langston Hughes Library: Celebrate Juneteenth 2011. an exciting day of entertaining and educational presentations of film, music, theater, lecture and discussion as we explore and celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Open to all ages; families are encouraged to attend; call 718-651-1100.

2 p.m. Central Library: Journeys: A Cultural Celebration; explore the similarities and differences of various cultures woven together in a magnificent tapestry of music and dance; visit places like Africa, Mexico, Spain, Scotland, the Middle East, India, Hawaii, Canada, Ireland and Russia; call 718-990-0700.

MONDAY, JUNE 20

1:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Hills Library: Classical & Popular International Songs with Galina Gergel & Eduard Nisimov; a concert of arias from operas and operettas, hits from famous American musicals and popular Russian, Ukrainian, Italian and Hebrew songs; call 718-261-6654.

6 p.m. Ridgewood Library: An Evening of Polish Folk Music with Piotr Rudzinski; wonderful poetic lyrics and beautiful sounds of contemporary folk music from Poland with Polish actor, guitarist and singer, Piotr Rudzinski; call 718-821-4770.

7 p.m. Middle Village Library: Master Vocalist Tom Smith; Master vocalist Tom Smith presents a fast-paced, entertaining retrospective of the composers, theatrical icons and nightclub performers who shaped the music scene in the 20th century; call 718-326-1390.

10:30 a.m. Broadway Library: Visual Impairment Workshop 101 – What You Need to Know; a workshop on the signs and symptoms of vision loss; see a demonstration of new technology for people with low vision; call 718-721-2462.

6 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Know Your Rights – Housing; become more knowledgeable about the rules and regulations that govern tenants’ occupancy of homes, apartments and housing authority properties and how you can protect yourself and prevent unlawful actions, including evictions, housing code violations and rent overcharges; call 718-899-2500.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

1:30 p.m. Bay Terrace Library: Vocalist Diane Hoffman; vocalist Diane Hoffman presents music made great by Peggy Lee featuring many of the songs she wrote and many more that carry her unmistakable mark. Enjoy selections like “I Don’t Know Enough About You,” “Big Spender,” “Do I Love You,” “Why Don’t You Do Right” and more; call 718-423-7004.

4 p.m. Seaside Library: SISFI’s Internet Safety; the Scudder’s InfoTech SecuriCity Foundation, Inc. presents an introduction to safety on Internet sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks for all ages; call 718-634-1876.

4 p.m. Steinway Library: Food Waste Drop Off; bring your egg shells and coffee grounds to help our Steinway Garden grow. If you are interested in helping, please email Lynne Serpe at lynneserpe.nyc@gmail.com with the words “Steinway Library Garden” in the subject header or sign up at the information desk; call 718-728-1965.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

7 p.m. Samuel Field Y: Dance, Zumba and Fitness Class for Cancer Survivors; on-going fitness class for cancer survivors led by nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist Beth Levine; call 516-987-7524 or visit www.fitnesspcancer.com for additional weekday dates.

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, June 25 from 10-4 p.m. Flushing House: Big Summer Flea Market; a variety of goods will be sold including jewelry, arts and crafts, collectibles, new and gently used clothing; admission is free; call 347-532-3025.

Wednesday, July 27 Fox Hollow catering facility in Woodbury: The Scotto Brothers present Casino Night; in an effort to raise money to funds for the installation of a 9/11 exhibit and memorial at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center which will commemorate the Nassau County firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice; call 516-224-8184 or vickc@scottobrothers.com.

 

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