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What to do in Queens this weekend


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THURSDAY, JULY 5 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats are coming back to Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing. There is a new cast, new acts and new thrills! Performances will include a combination of acrobatics, traditional dance, costumes, ancient/contemporary music and theatrical techniques. Wednesday through Saturday, the show times are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Sundays, the show time is 3 p.m. Tickets for all seats are $32 while the Family 4-Pack is $100 with the coupon code FAM4.

FRIDAY, JULY 6-AUGUST 24

6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., the Queens Museum of Art kicks off its Target Passport Fridays July 6, which runs for eight weeks this summer. On Fridays the museum has free outdoor events featuring live music, dance performances and film screenings, centering on a different country each week.

FRIDAY, JULY 6

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR), are holding tryouts because they are looking for upcoming performances. It will be at the Queens Village Library, located at 94-11 217th Street in Jamaica. Please call 718-776-0529 for more information.

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., the Court Square Wine & Spirits, located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, will be having their weekly free wine and spirit tastings.

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., the Noguchi Museum, located at 9-01 33rd Road in Long Island City, has a First Fridays feature which includes a pay what you wish admission with an extended evening hours. Beer and wine will be offered at the cash bar and a special programming will include “Center of Attention,” and others.

9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., the Mariachi Flor de Toloache, the all-female mariachi band, will be performing at the Queens Kickshaw, located at 40-17 Broadway in Astoria. For more information, visit their website at www.mariachinyc.com.

7 p.m. – 3 a.m., Rocky McBride’s, located at 27-01 23rd Avenue in Astoria, will be hosting a Neon 80’s & 90’s party. Come out wearing your favorite NEON and enjoy the night with drink specials and more!

SATURDAY, JULY 7 – SATURDAY, JULY 28

9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Super Soccer Stars is holding summer classes at Forest Hills High School, located at 67-01 110th Street in Forest Hills. Saturday morning classes all summer long for children that are 2 years old and older. For additional information and to enroll, call 212-877-7171 or visit their website at www.supersoccerstars.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 7 – SEPTEMBER 8

Every Saturday this summer, MoMA PS1, located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, is having an outdoor series that will have live music, sound, performance and DJs. It is held at their courtyard. From 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., the admission fee is $15 and this includes access to all exhibitions and Warm Up.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., GrowNYC will be holding their weekly Greenmarket at Socrates Sculpture Park, located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd in Long Island City. The market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables along with family-friendly activities every week.

10 a.m., Gantry Plaza State Park is in need of volunteers to help take care of the plants and habitats of the park. Come and volunteer for a couple hours to help keep the park beautiful for the community. No previous experience is necessary.

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Resobox, located at 41-26 27th Street in Long Island City, is holding their weekly Japanese ink-painting class.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Hallets Cove is having their weekly free kayaking or canoeing session at the Long Island City Community Boathouse, located at 31-05 Vernon Blvd in Long Island City. No reservation or experience is needed. People of all ages are welcome but those that are under 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You must be able to swim and must wear clothing and footwear that you won’t mind getting wet. Last sign-in is at 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

8 a.m., the 5th annual Tour de Queens 19-mile family-friendly bike ride starts and ends at Flushing Meadow Corona Park, in the plaza between the Queens Museum of Art and the Unisphere, and will take riders through neighborhoods of Flushing, East Flushing, Murray Hill, Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Beechurst and Whitestone. It will take place rain or shine.

11 a.m. – noon, certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, will be offering Tai Chi classes at Socrates Sculpture Park, located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd in Long Island City. Classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Resobox, located at 41-26 27th Street in Long Island City, will be holding a Japanese Anime Character Drawing session for kids who are 5-11 years of age.

At 3 p.m., the Noguchi Museum, located at 9-01 33rd Road in Long Island City, is holding a performance by ETHEL, a post-classical string quartet for their Music is the Garden series.

 

What to do this weekend in Queens


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FRIDAY, JUNE 22

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., the Queens Library’s Jamaica branch, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd in Jamaica, is holding Microsoft Word classes for everyone. Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. Learn to create and save word documents, format text, copy, cut and paste items and insert pictures. To pre-register, call 718-990-5148/5176 or visit the Job Information Center in the library.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., an outdoor flea market will be taking place at Big Six Towers hosted by the Big Six Towers NORC Program, which is located at 61-10 Queens Blvd in Woodside. For more information, please contact them at 718-565-6569.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

At 7 p.m., Queens Community House will host its Second Annual Subway Series Fundraiser at Citi Field, located at 120-01 Roosevelt Avenue in Corona. One hundred and fifty key supporters are invited to attend a Mets vs. Yankees game to watch from inside the ballparks Modell’s Clubhouse. If you or your company would like to be a part of this sponsorship event, contact Dennis Richmond at 718-592-5757.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., on June 24, July 22, August 26, and September 23, there is going to be an Outdoor Flea Market at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, located at 41-60 Kissena Blvd in Flushing. There will be many vendors present at the event. For more information, please call 718-961-0030 or email them at fleamarket@freesynagogue.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

At 1 p.m., there is going to be a festive ceremony for the restoration of historically authentic names of six streets on Douglaston Hill. Refreshments will be served and many people including Councilmember Halloran and Senator Avella will be there. Everyone is invited to come to this significant event. This event will take place at the southwest access to Katherine Turner Richardson Park. For more information, please contact Stuart Hersh by phone at 718-428-1438 or by email at s-hersh@hotmail.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

All day, the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps will host a street fair on Austin Street between Continental Avenue and 71st Road in Forest Hills. The event will feature rides, games, food and vendors. Come out and have a great time!

 

This Weekend in Queens


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What’s happening this week


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EDITOR’S PICKS

Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. Queens Center for the Performing Arts: Feel Good Music, the World’s Greatest Love Songs; part of the Culture Expressed Through Sound concert series; some of the most enduring and heartfelt romantic songs from American Pop, Jazz, Broadway and top 40 radio playlists; featuring Dakota MacLeod and Ray Naccari; call 718-321-8496 or visit www.centerstageqcpa.org.

Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 11-4 p.m. Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo: Boo at the Zoo; festivities include the haunted habitat, animal presentations, pumpkin picking, face painting, trick or treating and fun costumes; Pre-registration for the party is required by emailing qzeducation@wcs.org or calling 718-271-7361.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday, October 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. Strawberry’s Sports Grill: 25th Anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets Championship Season; open bar, food, photo opportunities and mingling with the ‘86 Mets; purchase also includes: one item that will be pre-signed by a minimum of 15 of the players in attendance; to purchase tickets, call 718-575-9500 or visit www.strawberrysgrill.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

3:30 p.m. East Elmhurst Library: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week; lead poisoning is a serious environmental health hazard and peeling lead paint in older homes is the most common source of exposure for New York City children; learn about the health effects of lead exposure and potential sources such as peeling paint and imported products; call 718-424-2619.

4 p.m. Long Island City Library: Go Pink Day; make sure to wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness; everyone who wears pink will get rewarded by being served a yummy pink smoothie; call 718-752-3700.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

2:30 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Vocalist Sherry Zannoth; vocalist Sherry Zannoth pays tribute to Fanny Brice and Molly Picon and the music that made them famous; call 718-268-7934.

3 p.m. Bayside Library: Italian Heritage Month with Music; Michela Musolino and friends perform traditional Sicilian Songs to the Sea; call 718-229-1834.

3 p.m. Broadway Library: Stan Edwards; Stan Edwards performs the tunes that captured America, from its first radio show in April 1934 to its final year on TV in April 1959; call 718-721-2462.

Noon. Flushing Library: Blood Fest 2011 – Halloween Show: with Special Guests Ray West and Alex Haines; a magic show, horror films, trick-or-treat haunted tunnel, ghost and creature displays, costume/scream/make-a-mummy contests. Plus, Werewolf vs. Bigfoot: see two legendary creatures collide in a battle to the death live on-stage; there will also be concerts featuring our opening act, Alex Haines, and headliner Ray West, with his band All Points West; call 718-661-1200.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

3 p.m. St. Luke’s in Forest Hills: Songs of the Civil War, A 150 Year Anniversary Commemorative through Music; presented by Wings of Song in collaboration with Park & Bark Opera; music filled with passion, patriotism and peace; call 212-769-7082 or email ltg@operanews.com.com; visit www.stlukesforesthills.org.

10 a.m. Reform Temple of Forest Hills: Talk on Homelessness in America; a discussion regarding how homelessness can relate to trauma, violence and mental illness; to register, visit www.rtfh.org or call the temple at 718-261-2900.

10 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom: The Balfour Declaration and it’s Reverberations; Liz Roper, a children’s and adult literature consultant, who leads book discussion groups and presents lectures on topics of Jewish interest; breakfast included, call temple office at 718-463-4143.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

6 p.m. Glendale Library: Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards; Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards take you on a musical tour of New Orleans with foot-stomping, finger-snapping music featuring some Dixieland tunes, Blues ballads, and great swing selections; call 718-821-4980.

6 p.m. North Forest Park Library: The Jeff Kruh Jazz Ensemble; enjoy some of Ellington’s best known compositions such as Sophisticated Lady, Caravan and more; call 718-261-5512.

6:30 p.m. Long Island City Library: Help Save a Life: Learn CPR – Free On-Site Training for Adults; the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides adult CPR awareness with hands-on participation to help you learn the core skills of CPR; knowing CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation can make a difference in saving a family member, friend or co-worker’s life; preregistration is required; call 718-752-3700.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

3 p.m. Bellerose Library: Castorina and Rose; Castorina and Rose perform memorable favorites such as Send In the Clowns, Hello, Dolly!, Everything’s Coming Up Roses and many more; call 718-831-8644.

6 p.m. Flushing Library: Acoustic Guitarist George Worthmore; solo acoustic guitarist performs songs by traditional American Blues artists like Blind Blake, contemporary players like Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, and more; call 718-661-1200.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Owning Your Own Business: The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Started; learn how to develop your idea into a business plan. Participants will learn; creating a demand for your product/service; setting goals and objectives, budgeting and timelines, identifying resources and networks; every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Job Information Center. To register, please call 718-990-5102.

WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 26

2 p.m. Central Library: Social Security; If you are 55+ years and over, then this class is for you. Q & A session will follow. Topics that will be covered include:Social Security Benefits; Financial Literacy; The Retirement Estimator and other online tools; Medicare; call 718-990-0700.

6:30-9 p.m. Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue): New York Asian Women’s Center 29th Anniversary Benefit and Phoenix Awards; silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; tickets can be purchased online at www.nycharities.org, keyword: New York Asian Women’s Center; call 646-502-5337 or visit www.nyawc.org for more information.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

6:30 p.m. Steinway Library: Budget Travel Tips; learn how to plan a great trip without spending a lot of money; Regina Landi will share tips and strategies for navigating the sea of travel information out there and will show you how to get the most value out of your travel dollar wherever you go; call 718-728-1965.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, October 30 at 9 a.m. Fort Totten Park on Little Neck Bay: 10th Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race; in memory of Billy Barnes; supporting the education programs of the Bayside Historical Society; check in begins at 7:30 a.m.; kids fun run begins at 10 a.m.; running in Halloween costume optional

Through October 30 Queens Theatre in the Park: Chix 6; The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane; the story of a comic book artist whose superheroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.

Wednesday, November 2 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum Barn: Cross Island Y Live and Silent Auction; whether you’re looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you’re sure to find something in our auction; every bid benefits the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign; call 718-479-0505 or visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland.

Thursday, November 10, 7-9 p.m. Villa Russo: Annual Wedding Seminar; learn how to plan a “Wedding on a budget” Find out whats new in the world of Weddings today; call 718-849-0900.

November 3-13 Queens Theatre in the Park: ‘S Wonderful; five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places, times and styles that made the Gershwins the most successful songwriting team in musical history; featuring more than 40 classic hits including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” ‘S Wonderful will have you tapping your toes to the fascinating rhythms of George & Ira Gershwin; visit www.queenstheatre.org or call 718-760-0064.

Through November 12 Voelker Orth Museum: The Allure of Red; an eclectic mix of photographs taken by Greta M. Jaklitsch over a number of years; all photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film, not enhanced or altered; call 718-359-6227 or visit www.vomuseum.org.

What’s Happening This Weekend


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Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong – In the Cause of Happiness;

EDITOR’S PICKS

Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong – In the Cause of Happiness; made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, the Louis Armstrong Collage Exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages created by Louis Armstrong affixed to the boxes of his audio tapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music; visit www.flushingtownhall.com or call 718-463-7700 for more details.

November 3-13 Queens Theatre in the Park: ‘S Wonderful; five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places, times and styles that made the Gershwins the most successful songwriting team in musical history; featuring more than 40 classic hits including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” ‘S Wonderful will have you tapping your toes to the fascinating rhythms of George & Ira Gershwin; visit www.queenstheatre.org or call 718-760-0064.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Sunday, October 16 Queens Botanical Garden: Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch; Queens Botanical Garden will usher in the autumn months with the Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch celebration. The family-friendly event will celebrate the season with food – including barbecue from Famous Dave’s BBQ and a beer tent – live bluegrass music, storytelling, poetry readings, garden workshops and tours, children’s activities, as well as craft vendors; visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 for more information.

Sunday, October 16 Bell Boulevard: The Second Annual Bayside Village Arts and Crafts Fair; the emphasis of this year’s fair will shift slightly to the visual and performing, cultural arts with entertainment that will expand from some soft acoustic musical groups and individual local musical artisans to include some of the performing arts and dance groups based in the Bayside business district; items for sale; visit www.baysidebid.com or call 718-423-2434 for more information.

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 Free Tours for openhousenewyork Weekend; The c. 1887 Officers’ Club, home of Bayside Historical Society, will be among some 200 architecturally-significant sites across NYC spotlighted during the 9th annual openhousenewyork Weekend, the nation’s largest architecture and design event; visit www.baysidehistorical.org or call 718-352-1548.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

7 p.m. Immaculate Conception Church in Astora: Film Festival, The Force of Evil; all are welcome to join members of the Immaculate Conception Church to watch “The Dark Knight” (Oct. 14), “Never Let Me Go” (Oct. 21) and “The Exorcist” (Oct. 28); each movie night will feature guest speakers; visit www.ic-astoria.org.
October 14-16 The Astoria/LIC International Film Festival: an exciting mix of submissions is sure to make the second annual Astoria/LIC International Film; visit www.astorialic.com for a list of films, events and venues.

4 p.m. Far Rockaway Library: The Traditional Sounds and Dance of Veracruz, Mexico; celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the traditional sounds and dance of Veracruz, Mexico with Radio Jarocho, a New York City-based group devoted to the son jarocho and fandango traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico; call 718-327-2549.

2:30 p.m. Hollis Library: An Afternoon of Theater; enjoy scenes from the works of modern American writers such as Neil Simon, Ivan Menchell and John Steinbeck; call 718-465-7355.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

2-5 p.m. Community Church of Douglaston: Heaven on Earth; celebrate the rebirth and renewal of the historic 1850’s cottage at the Community Church of Douglaston; open house and tours; presented by the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society; visit www.dlnhs.org.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Where the Water Lies; ancient and modern, east and west converge in music performed on Chinese and Western instruments; call 718-661-1200.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Lung and Esophageal Cancer; Dr. Andrew J. Kaufman, assistant professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will talk about general lung diseases, lung and esophageal cancer, care, prevention and surgery; Q&A and discussion will follow. In English with Chinese translation; call 718-661-1200.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

3 p.m. Queensborough Performing Arts Center: Three Mo’ Tenors; conceived and directed by the highly acclaimed veteran Broadway performer, choreographer and director, Marion J. Caffey, Three Mo’ Tenors showcases the extraordinary versatility of African-American tenors who can sing it all; For more information about this event and other upcoming shows, contact the QPAC Box Office at 718-631-6311; tickets are also available online at www.visitQPAC.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

5-6:30 p.m. Campbell Dome at Queens College: A Conversation with Orhan Pamuk; the 2006 Nobel Prize winner for literature will discuss his work with a Queens College professor reflecting on the challenges of translating his work for world audiences; his appearance is part of the college’s “Year of Turkey: Exploring Past, Present, Future,” a series of cultural events taking place through June 2012; call 718-997-5000 or visit www.qc.cuny.edu.

6 p.m. Arverne Library: Pauline Jean; vocalist Pauline Jean sings classic jazz and Motown hits by groups like The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and much, much more; call 718-634-4784.

2 p.m. Long Island City Library: Financial Empowerment Center; Come talk to a financial counselor and learn how to work with your credit, debt, household budget and money management in general. To register, call the Queens Financial Empowerment Center at 646-810-4050, ext. 112 and indicate that you want to register for a session at Queens Library. You can also call 3-1-1 and ask for the Financial Empowerment in Queens; you will be connected to the same phone line.

6 p.m. Long Island City Library: Applying for Benefits; learn how to apply for various benefits. This program is hands-on and library staff will assist attendees preparing to apply for benefits such as Medicaid, Safelink and food stamps; call 718-752-3700.

6:30 p.m., Windsor Park Library: Information Literacy for Kids; join the library for our first ever information literacy class for children and their parents; learn how to find books in the library and use our many wonderful resources for school projects. This program is in four required sessions and is for children in Grades 3-5; call 718-468-8300.

7 p.m. South Ozone Park Library: Help Save a Life: Learn CPR – Free On-Site Training for Adults; the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides adult CPR awareness with hands-on participation to help you learn the core skills of CPR; knowing CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation can make a difference in saving a family member, friend or co-worker’s life; preregistration is required; call the library or come in and sign up at the Information Desk; call 718-529-1660.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

6:30 p.m. Queens College’s Rosenthal Library: U.S. Poet Laureate Phillip Levine; called one of America’s great narrative poets, Phillip Levine will read from his work to students, faculty and members of the community; Levine has won almost every major writing award including a Pulitzer Prize in 1995; visit www.qc.cuny.edu or visit 718-997-5000.

1:30 p.m. Queens Historical Society: Third Tuesday Movie Matinees (Growing up Queens: A Study of Childhood in Our Unique Borough); Queens Historical Society is pleased to present their newest event series, Third Tuesday Movie Matinees, featuring movies evoking childhood and celebrating memories of growing up in New York; call 718-939-0647.

2:30 p.m. Auburndale Library: Pianist David Heckendorn; a tribute to Leonid Levin, performed by Pianist David Heckendorn with music from classic American films: “The Sound of Music,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Schindler’s List,” “The Godfather,” and popular songs by the great American songwriters Gershwin, Porter and Kern.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Your Own Business: The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Started; learn how to develop your idea into a business plan; participants will learn creating a demand for your product/service, setting goals and objectives, budgeting and timelines; identifying resources and networks, getting ready to open your doors; every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Job Information Center; to register, please call 718-990-5102.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Staying Healthy and Losing Weight Naturally in a Chemically Toxic World; Dr. Jesson Manukonda, M.D., will provide practical yet powerful lifestyle strategies for weight loss, fitness, disease prevention and natural treatments for most diseases; call 718-990-0700.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, October 23 at 10 a.m. Reform Temple of Forest Hills: Talk on Homelessness in America; a discussion regarding how homelessness can relate to trauma, violence and mental illness; to register, visit www.rtfh.org or call the temple at 718-261-2900.

Wednesday, October 26 from 6:30-9 p.m. Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue): New York Asian Women’s Center 29th Anniversary Benefit and Phoenix Awards; silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; tickets can be purchased online at www.nycharities.org, keyword: New York Asian Women’s Center; call 646-502-5337 or visit www.nyawc.org for more information.

Through October 30 Queens Theatre in the Park: Chix 6; The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane; the story of a comic book artist whose superheroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.

Through November 12 Voelker Orth Museum: The Allure of Red; an eclectic mix of photographs taken by Greta M. Jaklitsch over a number of years; all photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film, not enhanced or altered; call 718-359-6227 or visit www.vomuseum.org.

Zumba Gold at Senior Center


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Zumba Gold at senior center

HOWARD BEACH — “Zumba Gold” is coming to the Howard Beach Senior Center.

Sessions will be Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., beginning September 21.

You must be a member of the senior center to attend the classes.

The Howard Beach Senior Center is located at 156-45 84th Street (entrance on 85th Street).

Any questions,call 718-738-8100.

Self defense for seniors

HOWARD BEACH — On Tuesday, September 20 at 9 a.m., the Howard Beach Senior Center will be conducting a self-defense class for seniors.

The class is sponsored by State Senator Joseph Addabbo. All seniors are invited.

The Howard Beach Senior Center is located at 156-45 84th Street (entrance on 85th Street).

What’s happening this weekend


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SATURDAY, OCT. 1

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Jazz/R&B/Brazilian Music with Since When?; a fusion of jazz, rhythm & blues and Brazilian styles reflecting a range of influences such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sade, The Rippington’s and others; call 718-661-1200.

10:30 a.m. Central Library: Job Search Boot Camp; spend one day at the library and learn all the best strategies for finding a job; 10:30 a.m. to noon – Winning Resumes & Cover Letters; 12:30 to 2 p.m.- Effective Job Search Strategies; 3 to 4:30 p.m.- Acing the Interview; call 718-990-0700.

Noon. Langston Hughes Library: Hispanic Heritage Festival 2011; celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an entire day of music and crafts; call 718-651-1100.

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

3 p.m. Central Library: Dominican Folk and Modern Merengue; Enjoy a unique presentation of Merengue Típico, traditional Dominican merengue and merenhouse, a blend of merengue with American hip-hop and rap! For more information, call 718-990-0700.

MONDAY, OCT. 3

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Maximus Spa and Salon: Zumbathon for Breast Cancer; limited registration, advanced registration recommended; contact Beth Levine at 516-987-7524 or Jen at Maximus at 516-333-3511.

1:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Hills Library: Avigail Malachi; this New York based ensemble is dedicated to the art of traditional Jewish music, combined with other world music and/or jazz; call 718-261-6654.

2 p.m. Long Island City Library: Financial Empowerment Center; talk to a financial counselor and learn how to work with your credit, debt, household budget and money management in general. To register, call the Queens Financial Empowerment Center at 646-810-4050, ext. 112.

6 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Rhythms of Bollywood; Indian musician/composer Rushi Vakil will conduct an interactive workshop with live demonstrations on the evolution of Bollywood music from the 1950s to the present through the lens of rhythm; hear some iconic songs from Bollywood over the generations and learn how its rhythm and sound have changed over time; call 718-899-2500.

6 p.m., Long Island City Library: Applying for Unemployment; find out more about unemployment and plan your next steps for finding employment; topics include: filling out online applications, looking for jobs, and exploring online learning. Preregistration is required; call 718-752-3700.

TUESDAY, OCT. 4

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Owning Your Own Business: The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Started; Do you have an idea for a business? Learn how to develop your idea into a business plan. Participants will learn: Creating a demand for your product/service; Setting goals & objectives; Budgeting & timelines; Identifying resources & networks; Getting ready to open your “doors.” Every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Job Information Center. To register, call 718-990-5102.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5

6 p.m., Flushing Library: Dr. Joseph Debe; Glycation, the crusting of proteins and other molecules by sugar, is possibly the single most important factor in aging; it plays a pivotal role in diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer and all the degenerative diseases, as well as poor physical and mental functioning with age; Dr. Joseph Debé, Board Certified Nutritionist, has researched the foods, spices, cooking methods, and nutritional supplements that naturally fight glycation to promote vitality and longevity; call 718-661-1200.

THURSDAY, OCT. 6

6 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.

Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. Queens Historical Society: Interview with the Author (Joe Lunievicz); join QHS for the latest installment in our Interview with the Author series featuring Joe Lunievicz; his new book Open Wounds follows the story of a young man growing up in Queens during the World War II era; call 718- 939-0647.

SAVE THE DATE

Through November 12 Voelker Orth Museum: The Allure of Red; an eclectic mix of photographs taken by Greta M. Jaklitsch over a number of years; all photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film, not enhanced or altered; call 718-359-6227 or visitwww.vomuseum.org.

Tuesday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. Queens Historical Society: Third Tuesday Movie Matinees (Growing up Queens: A Study of Childhood in Our Unique Borough); Queens Historical Society is pleased to present their newest event series, Third Tuesday Movie Matinees, featuring movies evoking childhood and celebrating memories of growing up in New York; call 718-939-0647.

Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m. Greater Astoria Historical Society: Man of Peace; a special program on Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY exploring his life and the effect he had on the lives of many New Yorkers; documentary film maker, Brendan Fay, will show rare footage and personal items of Father Judge; call 718-278-0700’

Saturday, October 15 at 2-5 p.m. Community Church of Douglaston: Heaven on Earth; celebrate the rebirth and renewal of the historic 1850s cottage at the Community Church of Douglaston; open house and tours; presented by the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society; visit www.dlnhs.org.

October 14-16 The Astoria/LIC International Film Festival: an exciting mix of submissions is sure to make the second annual Astoria/LIC International Film; visitwww.astorialic.com for a list of films, events and venues.

Discover Queens Restaurant Week Participants


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Discover Queens Restaurant Week

Discover Queens Restaurant Week now in its eighth year begins on September 19 through the 22nd and September 26 through the 29th. Most restaurants offer to a three-course prix fixe menu for $25. Participating Restaurants in Discover Queens Restaurant Week are:

1. Aegean Cove,20-01 Steinway St, Astoria,11105

2. Alberto’s,69-48 Olcott Street, Forest Hills,11375

3. Anthony’s Restaurants,222-02 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens,11364

4. Armondo’s Italian Restaurant,74-27 37th Ave., Jackson Heights,11372

5. Arturo restaurant,246-04 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park,11001

6. Astor Bake Shop,12-23 Astoria Blvd,Astoria,11102

7. Astor Room,34-12 36th Street @ Kaufman Astoria Studios,Astoria,11106

8. Astoria Seafood,37-10 33th Street,Astoria,11102

9. Austin’s Steak And Ale,82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens,11415

10. Barosas,62-37 Woodhaven Boulevard, Rego Park,11374

11. Bens Best,96-40 Queens Blvd., Rego Park,11374

12. Blend,47-04 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City,11101

13. Bourbon Street,40-12 Bell Blvd, Bayside,11361

14. Brooks 1890,24-28 Jackson Ave., Long Island City,11101

15. Buddy’s Kosher Delicatessen,215-01 73rd Avenue, Bayside,11364

16. Café Ole Restaurant,38-09 36th Ave, Long Island City,11101

17. Café Rustica,200 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck,11021

18. Cascarino’s Brick Oven Pizzeria,39-17 Bell Blvd ,Bayside,11361

19. Christo’s Steak House,41-08 23rd Ave, Astoria,11105

20. Cinco De Mayo,39-32 Bell Blvd., Bayside,11361

21. Cocina Latina Bar & Grill,125-22 Queens Blvd., Kew Garden,11415

22. Conti’s,249-11 Northern Blvd., Flushing,11362

23. Da Gianni Ristorante,21-50 44th Drive, Long Island City,11101

24. danny boy,64-56 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village,11379

25. Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen,104-02 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills,11375

26. Dazie’s Restaurant,39-41 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside,11104

27. Deluge Restaurant,135-20 39th Ave, Flushing ,11354

28. Dimaria’s Brick Oven Pizza,248-25 Northern Blvd., Little Neck,11362

29. Donovan’s of Bayside,214-16 41Ave., Bayside,11361

30. Due Ponti,154-11 Powells Cove Blvd,Whitestone,11357

31. Edison Place,71-28 Cooper Ave,Glendale,11385

32. El Coyote,80-18 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights,11372

33. Fino Wine & Tapas,39-13 Bell Blvd, Bayside,11361

34. Fontana Famous Gyros,200-02 Northern Blvd., Bayside,11361

35. Giardino Restaurant,44-37 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston,11363

36. Il bacco,253-24 Northern Blvd, Little Neck,11362

37. Il Triangolo,96-01 Corona Ave, Corona,11368

38. Irish Cottage,108-07 72nd Ave., Forest Hills,11375

39. Jade Eatery and Lounge,1 Station Square, Forest Hills,11375

40. Joes Famous Pizzeria,61-09 Springfield Blvd, Bayside,11364

41. Kati-Allo,29-06 172nd Street, Flushing,11358

42. Katsuno Restaurant,103-01 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills,11375

43. Krolewskie Jadlo Restaurant,66-21 Fresh Pond Rd, Flushing,11385

44. La Baraka,255-09 Northern Blvd, Little Neck,11362,718

45. La Bottega,156-28 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach,11414

46. La Fusta,80-32 Baxter Ave., Elmhurst,11373

47. La Gioconda,21 N Station Plaza, Great Neck,11021

48. La Rioja,33-05 Broadway, Astoria,11106

49. La Vigna,100-11 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills,11375

50. L’Artiste,42-20 31st Ave, Astoria,11103

51. Laterna Restaurant-Catering,47-20 Bell Blvd, Bayside,11361

52. Lenny’s Clam Bar Inc,161-03 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach,11414

53. Locale Astoria,33-02 34th Ave, Astoria,11106

54. London Lennies,63-88 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park,11374

55. Magna Ristorante,35-25 Farrington Street, Flushing,11354

56. Mamma Lina’s Ristorante,78-37 D Springfield Blvd, Bayside,11364

57. Mamma’s Pizza & Restaurant,47-40 Bell Blvd, Bayside,11361

58. Marbella Restaurant,220-33 Northern Blvd, Bayside,11361

59. Maria’s Greek Fusion Restaurant,38-11 Bell Blvd., Bayside,11361

60. Mekong East,43-13 Bell Blvd, Bayside,11361

61. Metro Kitchen,61-12 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside,11377

62. Mulan Restaurant, 136-17 39th Ave., 2 Floor, Flushing,11354

63. Pampas Argentinas,105-07 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills,11375

64. Papazzio,39-38 Bell Blvd, Bayside,11361

65. Pasta Del Giorno,70-49 Austin Street, Forest Hills,11375

66. Pasta Lovers,124-18 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens,11415

67. Penthouse 808 at Ravel Hotel ,8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City,11101

68. Pier 25 A,215-16 Northern Blvd, Bayside,11361

69. Plum Restaurant,47-39 Bell Blvd., Bayside,11361

70. Pomme Café,37-19 Broadway, Astoria,11103

71. Ponticello Ristorante,46-11 Broadway, Astoria,11103

72. Pop Diner,80-26 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst,11373

73. Red House Asian Fusion,192-03 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows,11366

74. Riverview Restaurant,2-01 50th Avenue, Long Island City,11101

75. Safa Glatt Kosher Restaurant,451- Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck,11023

76. Sage General Store,24-20 Jackson Ave., Long Island City,11101

77. Sapori D’lschia,55-15 37th Ave, Woodside,11377

78. Satyr Grill,1109 Cypress Ave., Ridgewood,11385

79. St. James Bar And Gill,104-08 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills,11375

80. Tang-Korean Cuisine,196-50 Northern Blvd, Flushing,11358

81. Tanko Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar,38-05 Bell Blvd., Bayside,11361

82. Tasty Grill,14-22 150 th Street, Whitestone,11351

83. Tequila Sunrise,34-37 Bell Blvd, Bayside,11361

84. Testaccio Ristorante,47-30 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City,11101

85. Thai Rock,375 Beach 92nd St, Rockaway Beach,11693

86. The Greek Family Restaurant & Grill,253-22 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks,11104

87. Tony Roma’s,210-35 26th Ave., Bayside,11360

88. Trattoria Neo,15-01 149th Street, Whitestone,11357

89. Trattoria Thirty Five,213-15-35th Ave, Bayside,11361

90. Tuscan Hills Italian Restaurant,115-20 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills,11375

91. Uncle Peter’s,83-15 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights,11372

92. Valentino’s on the Green,201-10 Cross Island Parkway, Bayside,11360

93. Venezia Ristorante,80-60 Cooper Ave, Glendale,11385

94. Veslo,32-211 Broadway, Astoria,11106

95. Villa Rustica,73-28 Bell Blvd, Bayside,11364

96. Villaggio,150-07 14th Road , Whitestone,11357

97. Water Front Crab House,2-03 Borden Ave, Long Island City,11101