WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVENTS
On Saturday, October 17 and Sunday October 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Jackson Heights Art Club 2009 Fall Outdoor Art Show will be displayed on the fence at P.S. 69, 37th Avenue, between 77th and 78th Streets in Jackson Heights; call 718-426-9821.
On Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick Your Own Pumpkin at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. It’s a fun farm treat for the whole family, also on weekdays; price of pumpkins is based on their size; call 718-347-3276 or visit www.queensfarm.org.
On Saturday, October 17 and Sunday October 18 at 1 p.m. help celebrate Catapult Month at the NY Hall of Science, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, at 47-01 111th Street in Corona. Learn about the history and science of these “engines” and then watch Hall of Science staffers hurl things like water jugs across the field with their large outdoor catapult. All events are free except the Catapult Family Workshop; call 718-699-0005 or email email@example.com
On Saturday October 17, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park opens the Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison; adults $8; children ages 4 to11, $5; ages 3-and-under free; Saturday is a special “Maze by Moonlight” night, open until 9 p.m.
On Friday, October 16 at 11 a.m., St. Albans Library will present Friends of the St. Albans Library Flea Market. The friends will be selling new and lightly used items to fund new programs and services at the community library. The library is located at 191-05 Linden Boulevard. For more information, call 718-528-8196.
On Friday, October 16 at 2 p.m., Middle Village Library will present Those Were the Days, My Friend: A Concert with Mahoney and Lynd. Phyllis Lynd and Sean Mahoney recapture music made great by singers like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Peggy Lee and more. The library is located at 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue. For more information, call 718-326-1390.
On Friday, October 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. a Farmers’ Market opens in the parking lot of The Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. Enter the parking lot on Crommeling Street, between Blossom and Dahlia Avenues (between College Point Boulevard and Main Street); call 718-886-3800, Ext. 230 or visit www.queensbotanical.org.
On Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m. LaGuardia Performance Arts Center, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street in Long Island City presents Italian Songstress Elena and the Carol Sudhalter Jazz Band in the Little Theatre. General admission is $13, student pay $10; Call the box office at 718- 482-5151; for information on other cultural events, go to www.laguardiaperformingarts.com.
On Saturday, October 17, at 9 a.m. Yoga in Crocheron Park is sponsored by Vitality Yoga (www.vitalityyoga.net) and the Northeast Queens Park Administrator; led by an experienced instructor; on the lawn behind the parking lot on 215th Place; bring your own mats and/or towels; free; you must sign a waiver form; come early.
On Saturday, October 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. come to Million Trees NYC Volunteer Planting Day at Idlewild Park, Rockaway and Springfield Boulevards. They supply the trees, food, and planting equipment – you supply the muscle, care, and community spirit! Register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m., Fresh Meadows Library will present ESOL Classes. Preregistration is required. The library is located at 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. For more information, call 718-454-7272.
On Saturday October 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hunters Point Community Development Corporation has an Eco-friendly marketplace open to local artists, crafts people, farmers, designers and performers. Hunters Point Hidden Treasures is at Vernon Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Long Island City, next to the Greenmarket. Vendor set-up at 9 a.m.; space available, $25.00 per week, $80.00 for four weeks in advance; call 718-786-9245 or email email@example.com.
On Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m., Central Library will present Foreclosure Prevention Seminar. The Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Queens Bar Association will explain the new anti-foreclosure laws, discuss strategies for negotiating with lenders, and furnish information about homeowners’ legal rights. The library is located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard. For more information, call 718-990-0700.
On Saturday, October 17, at 11 a.m., kids five and up can get creative with Nature’s Paintbrush, learn all about the fall season and become artists; at Fort Totten Visitor Center (Building 502), Ordinance and Lee Roads. Enter the gate at the head of 212th Street, north of the Cross Island Parkway; tour the Old Fort at 2 p.m.; call 718-352-1769.
On Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m., Laurelton Library will present The Ken Simon Quartet paying tribute to great jazz innovators like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane. The library is located at 134-26 225th Street. For more information, call 718-528-2822.
On Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m., Auburndale Library will present Diane Hoffman performing a musical tribute to the brilliant collaboration between Richard Rodgers and lyricists Oscar Hammerstein and Lorenz Hart. The library is located at 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard. For more information, call 718-352-2027.
On Saturday, October 17 at 2:30 p.m., Bellerose Library will present Staying Up in a Down World. Holistic health coach/nutritional consultant Irene Karp shares techniques that will empower you to live your life fully. Acquire tools for deep relaxation, understanding and sensing your own energy and tips on basic nutrition to maximize your health and live life as it is meant to be lived. The library is located at 250-06 Hillside Avenue. For more information, call 718-831-8644.
On Saturday, October 17 at 3 p.m., Long Island City Library will present Fundamentals of Photography in Spanish and English. Learn about photography by creating your own works of art. Learn basics of photography and exploring the works of other masters with local artist and educator Sol Aramendi. Her work explores the issues of migration, cultural diversity and femininity. The library is located at 37-44 21st Street. For more information, call 718-752-3700.
On Saturday, October 17 at 3 p.m., Sunnyside Library will present guitarist/composer/vocalist Horacio Laguna performing songs by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Satchmo, Barry Manilow, and Sinatra, mixed with selections by Latin composers and classic tangos. The library is located at 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue. For more information, call 718-784-3033.
On Saturday, October 17, from noon to 3 p.m. Highland Park’s Fall Harvest Festival highlights American Harvest celebrations, with a Native American theme featuring the Red Hawk Indian Arts Council, country music, puppet and wildlife show; interactive recreational games and crafts; trivia and pie eating contests and much more. Enoy a hayride while listening to Native American stories; at Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street; call 718-235-0815 or email Margaret.Carrillo-Rosas@parks.nyc.gov.
On Saturday, October 17 at 3 p.m., Rochdale Village Library will present Middle School Choice. The NYC Department of Education has expanded school choice to middle schools in Queens Districts 25 & 28. Learn more about your or your child’s options at this interactive program. The library is located at 169-09 137th Avenue. For more information, call 718-723-4440.
On Saturday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Light the Night Walk at Forest Park; the annual event raises funds for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.; walk begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp; Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard; follow the signs. Visit www.lightthenight.org for details.
On Saturday, October 17 from 7 p.m. until whenever, The 2009 Ozone Park Kiwanis Club “Texas Hold Em” Fund Raiser takes place at the South Queens Boys & Girls Club, 110th Street and Atlantic Avenue; food, prizes and raffles; $125 per person, checks payable to Kiwanis Ozone Park Foundation. Seating is limited to first 150 guests. Call Jason Schneider at 917-929-5438.
On Sunday October 18, Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills presents the Con Brio Ensemble in the first of a series of three twilight chamber music concerts featuring Beethoven’s “Archduke Trio”; Arensky’s “Trio in D minor” and “Trio No. 1” by Shostakovich. Tickets are; $12; $10 for students and seniors; Street parking easily available; the church is wheelchair accessible; visit www.myspace.com/conbriomusic.
On Sunday, October 18, at 11 a.m. Fall Migration bird watching moves to Broad Channel American Park, Cross Bay Boulevard and West 22nd Road; call 718-846-2731.
On Sunday, October 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. go Kayaking in Hallets Cove sponsored by the Long Island City Boathouse (LICB). Meet at Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. An adult must accompany participants under 18; launch from the beach just north of the park; Launch from the beach just north of the park; Visit www.licboathouse.org or call 718-228-9214.
On Sunday, October 18, at 2 p.m. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, on the Queensborough Community College campus at, 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside, presents Four-time Tony-Nominee Tovah Feldshuh recreates her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in “Golda’s Balcony.” All seats $45; call the box office at 718-631-6311 or visit www.visitqpac.org.
On Sunday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park is hosting the 3rd Annual Science Farmers’ Market open-air exhibit with produce from local farmers, science handouts and live demonstrations on the benefits of a balanced diet and the importance of supporting community farms. Free; call 718-699-0005.
On Monday, October 19 at 11:30 a.m. Keeping up with Current Events with Raymond Polen is at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; call 718 268-5960, fax 718 268-0295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m., East Elmhurst Library will present Pathway to U.S. Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge. Part 1: Are you ready to be a U.S. Citizen/Introduction to American History. The library is located at 95-06 Astoria Boulevard. For more information, call 718-424-2619.
On Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m., Pomonok Library will present Sugar: Sweet Sensation or Temptation? Holistic Health Practitioner James Duignam discusses sugar cravings, its affect on your health and options like natural and artificial sweeteners. The library is located at 158-21 Jewel Avenue. For more information, call 718-591-4343.
On Tuesday, October 20, and Thursday October 22 at 9 a.m. join in a Fitness Walk Along the Water along scenic Joe Michael’s Mile and participate in other fitness activities along the way, sponsored by The Fitness Consultant. Meet at the entrance to Fort Totten Park, 212th Street north of the Cross Island Parkway; call 718-352-4793.
On Tuesday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m., Bellerose Library will present Foreclosures – What You Need to Know. Join us for this guide to saving your home. The library is located at 250-06 Hillside Avenue. For more information, call 718-831-8644.
On Tuesday, October 20 at 2 p.m., Bayside Library will present America’s Health Care System in Crisis: Understanding its Implications and the Impact on You. What are some implications of reform packages being offered to reduce health care costs, safeguard Medicare, and cover the uninsured? How could they affect your health care and personal budgets? Join Joseph Kenner, Ph.D. for a discussion of this important topic. The library is located at 214-20 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-229-1834.
On Tuesday, October 20 at 2 p.m., Whitestone Library will present Understanding Medicare – Parts A, B, C, D. Find out if you qualify for Medicare, how to obtain benefits, and how Medicare – Parts A, B, C, and D work. The library is located at 151-10 14th Road. For more information, call 718-767-8010.
On Tuesday, October 20 at 4 p.m., Arverne Library will present I Wanna Be The Artist. At this weekly program, we will look at the work of a famous artist and then try his or her style out ourselves. Art class for children 6 to 12. The library is located at 312 Beach 54th Street. For more information, call 718-634-4784.
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (except in July and August,) 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. For more information, call club president Ted Harvin at 516-209-7864.
Tuesdays 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.
Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m., The Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (between Sanford Avenue and Main Street) in Flushing, is offering a Mindfulness Meditation class, Led by Rabbi Michael Weisser. Open to all; appropriate for beginners or experienced in meditation. Free for members; $10 for non-members; free on-site parking available. Call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.
On Wednesday, October 21 at 10 a.m., Langston Hughes Library will present Citizenship Classes – Families Building Communities. Free U.S. Citizenship Classes. The library is located at 100-01 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-651-1100.
On Wednesday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to noon, Kew Gardens Community Center, a program of the Queens Community House, located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, hosts a history class for enthusiasts led by Al Collins. Call director Bari Goltzman at 718 268-5960, Ext. 223, email email@example.com or visit www.queenscommunityhouse.org.
On Wednesday, October 21 at 3:30 p.m., Whitestone Library will present American Sign Language Workshop: Part 2. Practice finger spelling and learn some more new signs. The library is located at 151-10 14th Road. For more information, call 718-767-8010.
On Wednesday, October 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing hosts Composting in the City & Indoor Worm Composting; learn the essentials of turning leaves, kitchen scraps, etc. into rich, crumbly compost without a lot of effort. Admission $5; registration is required; call 718-886-3800, Ext. 230 or visit www.queensbotanical.org.
On Wednesday, October 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The National Art League of Douglaston, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, hosts Watercolor Classes with Diane Lieberman, instructor. Beginners welcome, demonstration, instruction and critique at each session. Fee: $20 per class. For more information, call 718-969-1128.
On Wednesday, October 21 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. the Samuel Field Y at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway has “High Beginner” Line Dancing Classes with instructor Lynn Martino Open dancing between and after classes; free refreshments, snacks and holiday parties. Entry fee $8 per person; call 347-693-8300 for information. Ten week beginners program (from 6:30 to 8 p.m.) starts soon.
On Wednesday October 21 from 8 to 10 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in
Long Island City presents a run of The Mystery Plays by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Tickets are $15; additional performances through Saturday, October 24; call 718-392-0722 or visit www.secrettheatre.com.
On Thursday, October 22, 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 their web site at www.namiqn.org for more information.
On Thursday, October 22, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Queens Hospital Center, 82-68 164th Street in Jamaica has a Farmers’ Market on the south side sidewalk of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion. Produce grown locally on Long Island; WIC and Senior FMNP checks are accepted.
On Thursday, October 22 at 11 a.m. Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202 has Meditation with Instructor Ronnie. Call 718 268-5960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, October 22, 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.
Saint Michael’s Cemetery at 7202 Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst is offering pre-need plans for purchase of memorial property, with payment from three to five years and as little as 10 percent down; monthly billing available. Call 718-278-3240 to inquire.