Dancing for Dollars
Sunday, June 5 from 4-10 p.m. Queens Community House: Breakdancing Battle Fundraiser; the boroughs best b-boys and b-girls will perform; fundraising is necessary due to cuts in funding for after-school programs at the Queens Community House in Forest Hills; there programs are aimed at keeping young people off the street in a safe place to have fun; call 718-592-5757 ext. 235 or visit www.queenscommunityhouse.org.
Friday, May 28 Socrates Sculpture Park: Garden of Objects with Free Style Arts Association; join in creating a large sculptural installation that takes the form of a huge garden. However, instead of planting vegetables, participants will be "planting" lines of hundreds of objects such as drinking straws, broom handles, colorful plastic tubes, feathers and more; call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.
Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Ascend Day Spa: The Paintings of DBranchReeves; view the art work of Dottie Branch, an accomplished novelist, writer and painter; wine and refreshments served; call 718-846-4601.
FRIDAY, MAY 27
4 p.m. Corona Library: Bilingual Children’s Choir Featuring Jose-Luis Orozco in Spanish and English; join the talented and renowned bilingual educator, children’s author and recording artist José-Luis Orozco for an exciting afternoon of music; children will sing, dance, clap and laugh along while learning basic language and literacy skills and engaging in a fun interactive musical experience; call 718-426-2844.
At 4 p.m., Central Library, located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present Money Matters; Children ages 7-10 will learn about handling money. For more information, call 718-990-0700.
SATURDAY, MAY 28
2 p.m. Flushing Library: Chamber Music with the Sherry Chow Group; an eclectic mix of pieces from the Romantic period such as Brahms, Chopin and Albeniz; call 718-661-1200.
2 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Young People’s Concert with the Mohsen Family and Olivia Lu; Pianists Michael, Moses, Melanie and Mariana Mohsen will perform classical and contemporary music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Bach, and more; call 718-661-1200.
3 p.m. Flushing Library: Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? In Mandarin Chinese; The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is offering caregivers a monthly support group in Mandarin; caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or any of the other dementias presents unique challenges; the support group will be a secure and safe place to share your experiences, call 718-661-1200.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
10:30 a.m. Hollis Library: STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory; join our galaxy of STARs to perform theatrical works at the library; call 718-465-7355.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
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.
1:30 p.m. Elmhurst Hospital Center: Keeping Precious Lives Safe; a car seat safety workshop for parents; guest speakers; vouchers for free car seat; call 718-334-5724.
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, June 1 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art: Gold Coast Film Festival presents Rear Window; the Alfred Hitchcock classic features Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and Wendell Corey and stars the legendary Jimmy Stewart; call 516-484-9337 or visit nassaumuseum.org.
Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Riccardo’s in Astoria: The Killing Kompany presents Graduation to Murder!; a comedy murder mystery dinner show; call 718-721-7777.
Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. Flushing House dining room: Elder Law Seminar; Ann M. Carrozza, Esq. leads a seminar focusing on Medicare changes arising from the recently-passed Affordable Care Act and more; first of three upcoming seminars; call 347-532-3025 for more information.
Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden: 16th Annual Rose Gala; celebrate this year’s honoree, Monte N. Redman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Astoria Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Astoria Federal Savings; the Adopt-A-Tree Award will be given to Joon J. Bang, M.D., founder of the Korean-American Friends of Queens Botanical Garden; contact Darcy Hector at 718-866-3800 ext. 330 or Annette Fanara at 718-866-3800 ext. 202, or visit www.queensbotanical.org for ticket or sponsorship information.
Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. American Martyrs Church: Another Night Out with the Stars; tickets for this Broadway revue will be available at the door or by calling 718-464-4582.
Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble; St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble will perform a FREE one-hour chamber music concert; in partnership with City Harvest, attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donation to the performance; call 718-463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.
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