NEW HAPS 01-06

By Queens Courier Staff |

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Saturday, January 22, The Secret Theatre: New Semester of The Secret Theatre’s Academy of Dramatic Arts; classes for children ages 6-16-years-old; learn about acting, musical theatre, stage combat, improvisation, playwriting and more; to register, call 718-392-0722 or email; the winter/spring semester begins on February 5 and runs until Junes 25.

January 12-23, The Secret Theatre: The Sixth Annual LIC One Act Festival; the festival will consist of three programs of original one-act plays, performed on a rotating schedule; voting by audience member will determine the plays that will go forward to the final week, which will be performed again from January 26-29. For a schedule of acts and ticket information, visit or call 718-392-0722.

Editor’s Pick

Symphony 101
Saturday, January 8; 1 p.m. at the Forest Hills Library at 108-19 71st Avenue; 3 p.m. at the Sunnyside Library at 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue in Long Island City. The Queens Symphony Orchestra will present “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” which is part of its educational series Symphony 101. For more information visit or call 718-326-4455.


Sunday, January 9, 1 p.m. Colonial Church of Bayside: Benefit Concert; featuring award winning pianist Esther Shin and Soprano Kyungsook Lee; performing music by Beethoven, Chopin, Albeniz and more; call 718-224-3899.

1 p.m. Hillcrest Library: Hillcrest Canned Food Drive; you can make a difference this holiday season; help us to feed the needy; bring in cans of non-perishable food to Queens Library at Hillcrest and we will arrange delivery and distribution to the needy in our area; the deadline for donations is Saturday, January 8; call 718-454-2786.


10:30 a.m. Long Island City Library: Resume Workshop; a good resume can make the difference between being called to an interview or not being called; we will help you get started and show you secrets to make it easier for you to create a professional winning resume; call 718-752-3700.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Book Donation Ceremony and Book Exchange; Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) will provide hundreds of new books in English and Chinese languages by book exchange to the public; after the ceremony, children and their parents are invited to bring a copy of their used book to swap with representatives; hardcover, paperback and chapbook are welcomed; call 718-661-1200.


4 p.m. Middle Village Library: Job Information Services; research information on the Internet; preparation and email of resumes; cover letters and interview skills; preregistration is required; class runs one hour; admission is free; call 718-326-1390.

6 p.m. Flushing Library: Health Talk with Dr. Joseph Debé; Dr. Joseph Debé, Board Certified Nutritionist, will discuss what causes insulin resistance, and how to reverse it and the poor health it produces; call 718-661-1200.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Polish Your Resume; bring a copy of your resume on a flash drive; volunteers will guide you through editing and producing a professional quality resume using Cyber Center computers; must have keyboard and mouse experience; preregistration in the Job Information Center; call 718-990-0700.

6:30 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Understanding New York State Labor Law; in collaboration with the Queens Chamber of Commerce this workshop will cover the New York State Department of Labor’s Bureau of Immigrant Worker’s Rights; topics to be covered: Labor Standards; Child Labor; Job Training; Services for Businesses; Tax Incentives for Business Owners; Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation; call 718-899-2500.


3 p.m. Auburndale Library: A Concert of International Songs with Dino Rosi; Broadway show tunes, arias, pop, and folk songs presented by tenor Dino Rosi singing in five languages; call 718-352-2027.


10:30 a.m. Flushing Library: Caregivers Workshop 101; topics include who is a caregiver; understanding the emotional dynamics of aging; preventing caregiver burnout; resources in the community; call 718-661-1200.


Saturday, January 15 at Noon Greater Astoria Historical Society: History Roundtable, Civil War to Civil Rights; a symposium on the role of religious women who, through social activism, brought about social change in the lives of New Yorkers; guest speakers, call 718-278-0700 or visit for more information.
Sunday, January 16, 3 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: International Guitar Night; an evening with the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists performing in their own styles and exchanging music ideas; tickets are available online at or by calling 718-760-0064.

January 15-February 20 Museum of the Moving Image: Recovered Treasures; Great Films From World Archives; view films from around the world and classic American movies at the new main theater; tickets available beginning Tuesday, January 4; visit or call 718-777-6800.

Saturday, January 29, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; part of Queens Theatre in the Park’s Kids’ Corner series, sponsored by Queens Center; a hilarious adventure into the woods; call 718-760-0064 or visit for ticket information.