Happenings: Week of March 4

By Queens Courier Staff |


Tonight through Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m. The Queens Players perform Shakespeare’s complex comedy “Measure for Measure” at The Little Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City; also Wednesday, March 10; tickets are $15; call 718-392-0722 or visit www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1681.

On Friday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. LaGuardia Performance Arts Center in collaboration with the Humanities Department presents a new production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” featuring multi media elements with newly commissioned incidental music at the Black Box Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street in Long Island City. Also Tuesday and Wednesday, March 9-10 at 2:30 p.m. General admission is free; email rsvp-lpac@lacc.cuny.edu.

Saturdays and Sundays through March 28, from noon to 5 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: Tigers in the House; tiger-inspired works by Chinese artists; suggested donation $5, members free, at 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Call the box office at 718-463-7700, Ext. 222 or visit www.FlushingTownHall.org

Volunteers wanted at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A) in Roslyn Harbor; enthusiasm for museum work, willingness to learn and desire for service to the community required; call Nancy Barone, Director of Volunteers, at 516-484-9338, Ext. 31.


At 11 a.m., Pomonok Library, 158-21 Jewel Avenue, will present free AARP Tax Help for eligible people. No reservations; help is given on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 718-591-4343.

At 3 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present Job Information Center Orientation – an interactive orientation about its services including Assistance with your job searching; Job Information Center resources, resume/cover letter reviews; Queens Workforce 1 information. For more information, call 718-990-0700.

At 3:30 p.m., Bayside Library, 214-20 Northern Boulevard, will present its 5th Annual Talent Show – an afternoon of amazing talent featuring children and teens Pre-K through 12th grade from the community. For more information, call 718-229-1834.

At 6 p.m. Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent Street, Shabbat Across America Dinner; Kabbalat Shabbat Services with the Center Band at 8 p.m.; call 718-278-2680; $18 in advance, $25 at the door; visit www.astoriacenter.org.

FINAL PERFORMANCE: at 8 p.m. The Queens Players host Gary Ferrar’s “In My Free Time I Self Destruct” in The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City. Bring your e-ticket with you; tickets are $15; call 718-392-0722 or visit www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1681.


From 10 a.m. to noon, GreenshoresNY: Learn How to Build Your Own Tree Guard Workshop; presentation and hands-on activities; learn the basics of tree care and how to make an affordable tree guard; at the Build It Green warehouse, 3-17 26th Avenue in Astoria; email greenshoresnyc@yahoo.com.

At 11 a.m., Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, will present Symphony 101: Bring on the Brass! Queens Symphony Orchestra and music director Constantine Kitsopoulos teach about the brass family including the French horn, trumpet, tuba, etc. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

At 11 a.m., Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, will present Free Tax Preparation by the National Association of Black Accountants every Saturday at 11a.m., from now through April 11. Customers are encouraged to bring all their tax related documents. For more information, call 718-651-1100.

At 2 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard presents the Blue Pipa Trio blending ancient Chinese music and original compositions with interpretations of jazz and bluegrass. Tickets are $12, members pay $10, children $5; call 718-463-7700 Ext. 222 or visit www.FlushingTownHall.org.

At 2 p.m., Steinway Library, 21-45 31st Street, will present a Resume Writing Workshop for Mature Adults. For more information, call 718-728-1965.

At 2 p.m. Kupferberg Center Performances and the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College presents “Percussion” in the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, interactive one-hour concert recommended for children ages 6 to 12; come early for pre-concert activities in the sunny atrium. Tickets are $12 at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org ($1 per ticket surcharge applies), or call 718-997-3888.

At 3 p.m. Cunningham Park: Owl Prowl. Although owls are active at night, they leave signs of their whereabouts that can be seen during the day; meet at the parking lot on Union Turnpike and 197th Street; 718-846-2731.

At 5 p.m. The Big Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City, presents the Johnny Cash Festival; multi-media event includes reading; documentary screening; BBQ open all evening; drawing for free guitar; live music and more; tickets are $20; call 718-392-0722 or visit www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1681.

At 6:30 p.m., Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, will present Traditional Music Featuring GIRSA a phenomenal female octet that performs Irish ballads to traditional jigs and reels, including contemporary selections and dance. For more information, call 718-661-1200.


From 2 to 4 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Avenue in Bellerose is having a Chinese Auction to support their mission. Win great stuff; call 718-551-9314; visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland or email jcohn@ymcanyc.org.

At 3 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present master percussionist Linda Austin leading an all-female group of percussionists performing world rhythms. For more information, call 718-990-0700.


At 11:30 a.m. Water Color classes with Helen Magrisso at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

At 1 p.m., Hillcrest Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike, will present free AARP Tax Help for eligible persons Monday afternoons 1 to 5 p.m., through April 12. No reservations – first come, first served. For more information, call 718-454-2786.

At 1 p.m., Sunnyside Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, will present Tax Counseling for Low-Income Older Adults provided by AARP volunteers trained by the IRS who will provide assistance in completing 2009 personal income tax returns. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return, W-2 forms, 1099 forms, any other forms mailed to you by the IRS, and any other information concerning your income and expenses. For more information, call 718-784-3033.

At 5:30 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Avenue, will present a Recovery, International Anxiety meeting that will provide help coping with issues including fear, obsessions, temper, stress and depression. For more information, call 718-268-7934.

At 6 p.m., Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, will present Cancer in Queens Communities. Learn how cancer impacts our communities and local resources, hear from experts in the field and cancer survivors, voice your concerns, and more! For more information, please call 718-990-5102.

At 6 p.m., Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, will present Job Information Services. Research information on the Internet; preparation and email of resumes; cover letter interview skills. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 718-326-1390.

At 6 p.m., Corona Library, 38-23 104th Street will present Learn About the Requirements Necessary to Operate Legally in New York City – a business seminar on how to access information for small business; learn about legal licenses and financing services available for small businesses. For more information, call 718-426-2844.


At 1 p.m., Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Avenue, will present free Tax Preparation for eligible candidates Tuesdays through April 13. For more information, call 718-465-7355.

At 1:30 p.m., Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, will present Census Jobs Test Session – a proctored test for 2010 Census job seekers. Pre-registration is required. Please call 1-866-861-2010 or visit www.2010censusjobs.gov for more details. For more information, call 718-278-2220.

At 1:30 p.m., Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156th Avenue, will present a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group. for people suffering with MS, their families and caretakers. Meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information, call 718-641-7086.

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; $5 suggested donation from non-members; free on-site parking available. Call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.


At 6:30 p.m. the Well Spouse Association, well spouses or partners of the chronically ill and disabled, meets at the St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Road, (corner of Searingtown Road) in Albertson, Long Island; free; call Rose at 516-829-8740 or e-mail rosebirdlady@aol.com


From 5 to 10 p.m. the Long Island City Community Boathouse Fundraiser and Party kicks-off their 2010 season at The Foundry, 42-38 Ninth Street (half a block south of the Queensboro Bridge) in Long Island City; the “come as you are” casual event featuring a DJ and live music, food and drink provided by local businesses, a silent auction, raffle and more. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/96851 are $20; $25 at the door; visit www.licboathouse.org.

At 7:30 p.m. Kupferberg Center Performances presents, in the Goldstein Theatre at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” with Maurice Peress, Conductor and the Queens College Orchestra. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and students with QCID; online at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org ($1 per ticket surcharge applies), by phone at 718-793-8080 or at the Colden Center Box Office at Queens College.