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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Photo courtesy of The Jim Henson Company.

Saturday, December 21

“Historical Roundtable: The FBI” at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, starts at 1 p.m. in the Quinn Building at 35-20 Broadway (4th floor) in Long Island City. For more information call 718-278-0700.

“Queer in the Cave” starts at 10 p.m. at The Creek and the Cave at 10-93 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. For more information call 718-706-8783.

Families are welcome to join Flushing Town Hall’s free Christmas Workshop at 1 p.m. Participants in the Season of Giving Workshop will create beautiful Christmas wreaths using up-cycled fabrics, beads and ribbons. The wreaths will be donated to various local senior centers in Queens. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. in Flushing. Call 718-463-7700 for more information.

Sunday, December 22

The Oratorio Society of Queens performs portions of Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs at 4 p.m. in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC). Holiday highlights include “Light One Candle,” made famous by Peter, Paul and Mary in a rousing arrangement by Robert DeCormier, plus “Ocho Kandelikas” a Ladino favorite celebrating the eight candles of Chanukah and its story of hope and redemption, and a brand new song by noted Long Island composer Linda Tsuruoka, “The lamp kept burnin’ on.” Cantor Jerry Korobow leads with his guitar. Queensborough Performing Arts Center is located in Queensborough Community College at 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside. Parking is free. Ticket prices at the box office are $30 general admission, $25 seniors and students with ID; children, 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, $10.

Saturday December 21 and Sunday, December 22

The holiday season is upon us and  LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market has all of your gift-giving needs under one roof. The holiday market’s last week will be held this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., located inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue.

December 21-23 & December 26- January 1
This holiday season, the imaginative, playful, and creative film and television work of Jim Henson will be celebrated by the Museum of the Moving Image in the screening series “Jim Henson’s World.” Beginning Dec. 21 the museum will screen “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.” This television special tells the story of Ma Otter and her son Emmet, who both secretly enter a talent contest to win money for Christmas presents for each other. These screenings also include Kermit the Frog’s segments, as well as outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, New York. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through Dec.22

Oliver! The Musical”: A refreshed version of this theater classic, presented in a contemporary Steampunk style with echoes of the darker Charles Dickens original and all the twists at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.

Ongoing

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.

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Weekend subway service changes


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Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on several of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

5

At all times until Monday, December 23, 5 trains will bypass Pelham Parkway station in both directions due to asbestos abatement work.   Free shuttle buses operate between Pelham Parkway and Morris Park stations.

6

At all times until May 2014, 6 trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 20 to 4 a.m. Monday, December 23, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park due to platform demolition and thru span work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road.

A

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, December 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 23, A trains are suspended between Broad Channel and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to track panel replacement. Far Rockaway-bound A trains are rerouted to Rockaway Park.  Free shuttle buses operate between Beach 90th Street and Far Rockaway.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 23, D trains operate in two sections between Stillwell Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard, and between Bedford Park Blvd and 205th Street due to track maintenance north of Bedford Park Boulevard.

E

From 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 21, and from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 22, E train customers traveling to Jamaica-Van Wyck, Sutphin Blvd-JFK AirTrain, and Jamaica Center should note that some E trains travelling from Manhattan are rerouted to the 179th St. F station.

J

From 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 22, J trains are suspended between Crescent and Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer in both directions due to track maintenance north of Cypress Hills.  Free shuttle buses operate between Crescent Street and Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to/from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer is available.

S (Rockaway Shuttle)

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, December 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 23, Rockaway Park Shuttle trains are suspended and replaced by A train service due to panel installation.

N R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times until October 2014, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N and weekend R service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

No N or R trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.

Late night R shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected.

Weekend subway service changes


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Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on several of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

5

At all times, beginning 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 9 until 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 23, 5 trains will bypass Pelham Parkway station in both directions due to asbestos abatement work.   Free shuttle buses operate between Pelham Parkway and Morris Park stations.

6

At all times until May 2014, 6 trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 4 a.m. Monday, December 9, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park due to platform demolition and thru span work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, A trains are suspended between Broad Channel and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to track panel replacement. Far Rockaway-bound A trains are rerouted to Rockaway Park.  Free shuttle buses operate between Beach 90th Street and Far Rockaway.

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, D trains operate in two sections between Stillwell Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard, and between Bedford Park Blvd and 205th Street due to track maintenance north of Bedford Park Boulevard.

F

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, F trains are suspended between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Avenue X due to switch renewal north of Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.  Free shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Avenue and Avenue X, stopping at West 8th Street and Neptune Avenue.

G   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, G trains are suspended between Court Square and Nassau Avenue due to Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube.  Free shuttle buses operate in two sections between Nassau Avenue and Court Square on the G Line, and between Lorimer Street and Court Square.

J

From 5:45 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, December 8, northbound J trains run express from Myrtle Avenue to Broadway Junction due to track panel instillation north of Myrtle Avenue.

M

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, M trains are suspended between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue due to station rehabilitation work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Free Shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue making all station stops.

Q

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, Q trains are suspended between Stillwell Avenue and Brighton Beach due to switch renewal north of Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.  Free Shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Avenue and Brighton Beach stopping at West 8 Street and Ocean Parkway.

S (Rockaway Shuttle)

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, December 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 9, Rockaway Park Shuttle trains are suspended and replaced by A train service due to panel installation.

S (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)

From 6:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, Franklin Avenue Shuttle trains run every 24 minutes due to circuit breaker house work at Prospect Park.

N R

At all times until October 2014, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N and weekend R service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

No N or R trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.

Late night R shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected.

What to do in Queens this weekend


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The Unisphere was lit-up red for American Heart Month

SATURDAY, JULY 14 – SUNDAY, JULY 15

Eduardo Anievas Cortines is having his Open Studio Series where attendees can view 100 of his paintings in an informal setting at his studio, located at 47-33 5th Street in Long Island City. On Saturday, the hours will be 1 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, the hours will be 1 to 7 p.m. The Sixto Quartet will be playing live Latin music on Saturday from 4 to 7 p. m. Home-made sangria and tapas will be served. Invitation is up on www.eduaran.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

4 p.m. – 9 p.m., there will be Bandfest at Astoria Park, located at 21 Hoyt Avenue North in Astoria. Come and watch and listen to live music and performances by local musicians.

8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Set on a shady, tree-lined avenue near Lou Lodati Park, the Sunnyside Greenmarket is a thriving community center drawing an ethnically diverse mix of young couples, families, and elderly residents from the surrounding neighborhood. On hand are a fantastic selection of vegetables grown in the Black Dirt of Orange County, specialty Mexican produce and herbs, eggs, seasonal fruit, cider, baked goods and fresh-caught fish. Cheese, pickled vegetables, grass fed beef, and wine pressed from locally grown grapes entice shoppers with culinary possibilities.

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Music in the Garden Series: Radio Jarocho: This versatile ensemble specializes in “son jarocho,” traditional music and dance from southern Vera Cruz, Mexico, a style rooted in Spanish music and a mixture of Afro-Caribbean and Mexican sounds. The five-member ensemble will perform “son jarocho” along with original compositions based on this style and influenced by a range of sources, creating a contemporary repertory that captures the spirit of the traditional style. The program will include works from Radio Jarocho’s just-released CD, Café Café!

7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY), the nation’s premier ice dancing ensemble, will help cool things down with free, Saturday evening performances beginning July 14 for three consecutive Saturday’s at the World Ice Arena in Queens. The family-friendly Series will include performances by the Ice Theatre of New York ensemble, guest artists from the competitive skating world as well as young, up-and coming ice artists.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

1 p.m. – 11 p.m., there will be a Cask Ale Festival at Alewife Queens, located at 5-14 51st Avenue in Long Island City. The centerpiece of the festival will be the Cask Bar, which will showcase 50 and more cask ales from the nation’s great breweries both foreign and domestic. Get Early Bird Tickets for a low price here: www.ny-offers.timeout.com/deals/cask-ale-fest. Tickets will also be available at www.alewifecask.eventbrite.com and sales end on Friday, July 13.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Black Henna Productions presents William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” at the Forest Park Bandshell. The perils of Viola and Sebastian unfold among the comic mayhem of the staff of the fictional modern day Camp Illyria.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m., The Red Eye Media Group will be holding its first fashion show, Color Me Teal, at the Loft LIC, located at 45-02 23rd Street in Long Island City. Clothes presented will be from famous designers and there will be guest speakers who will talk about their relationship with ovarian cancer. Tickets are $20 online and at the door. All donations go towards the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

What to do in Queens this weekend


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The Unisphere was lit-up red for American Heart Month

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!

 

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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.

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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.

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EDITOR’S PICKS

Tuesday, October 19 at 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; visitwww.qc.cuny.edu or visit 718-997-5000.

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 artists to include some of the performing arts and dance groups based in the Bayside business district; items for sale; visitwww.baysidebid.com or call 718-423-2434 for more information.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Sunday, October 9 from noon until 6 p.m. The First Annual Bayside Village Retail Expo: this event is specifically designed to introduce and reacquaint the local community with Bell Boulevard’s rich and diverse portfolio of retailers and to showcase those retail businesses; no sales or exchange of merchandise will take place; live music to be performed at the newly- restored LIRR Train Station Park; visit www.baysidebid.com for more information.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

10:30 a.m. Steinway Library: Queens Comic Con; The first-ever Queens Library Comics Convention; events will include local authors, grading and collecting workshop, diversity in graphics, fashion show with prizes, and a live auction of massive collections of comics including Silver and Bronze Age titles; test drive your costume, get some valuable titles at a great price and prep for the big con the following week; call 718-728-1965.

11-4 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum: Pumpkin Patch; wander through the planting fields and find your favorite pumpkin; price of pumpkin is based on pumpkin size.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Contemporary Dance Concert; Dance and Music of China; 718-661-1200.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 visitwww.vomuseum.org.

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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.