What’s Happening?

By Queens Courier Staff |


Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, www.queenscourier.com, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page.



Friday at 7 p.m. & Saturday at 2:15 p.m. Flushing Town Hall Puppetry Theater: Teatro Hugo e Ines; all-ages entertainment from Peru; adults $12/$10 members & tudent ID; children $8/$6 members; from www.flushingtownhall.org (fees apply) or 718-463-7700, Ext. 222.


10 a.m. Sundays Alley Pond Adventure Course; the largest ropes course in the tri-state area; promotes team-building and problem solving skills; free and open to families and individuals ages 8 and above; arrive 1/2 hour early with valid photo ID to register; no open toe shoes; available for corporate events; call 718-217-4685.


Through Sunday June 6 in Cunningham Park: The Big Apple Circus is live under the Big Top; Equestrians, acrobats, aerialists, clowns, more; tickets $45-$15 from www.bigapplecircus.org, 888-541-3750 or at the box office, 196-22 Union Turnpike.


POSTPONED: Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: Spinetta will appear June 18, 20; Tickets $115/$85; call 718-760-0064; visit www.queenstheatre.org.

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Admiral Park: Learn to Ride a Bike; class teaches a safe way to learn; Little Neck Parkway and 42nd Avenue; must wear helmet, pads and have right-size bike; register at 212-932-BIKE or www.bikenewyork.org.

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden: Orientation; the 20 minute presentation includes a quick overview of the grounds and their services; free with admission to the Garden; visit www.queensbotanical.org; call 718-886-3800.

To Wednesday, June 30, IllusionAllusion, life-size wood cutouts of Old Masters by Susan Sills, in Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library at The Queens College Art Center; free; open to the public; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Tuesday, May 25. May 26-28, 1-5 pm; June: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.; closed on holidays; call 718-997-3770, email artcenter@qc.cuny.edu or visit http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Art_Library/artcenter.html.

Through Sunday, June 27 Voelker Orth Museum: Flushing Main Street, USA photography by Norma Felsenthal-Gerber; more at www.pbase.com/normagerber; Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m.; call 718-359-6227 or visit www.vomuseum.org.


9 a.m. Crocheron Park: Tai Chi; instructor-led exercise, sponsored by Vitality Yoga; call 718-352-4793.

10 a.m. Women’s Circle Discussion Group (pre-registration required) at Queens Community House Kew Gardens; also10 a.m.-4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon); 11 a.m. Yoga (bring a mat), Chorus; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

10:30 a.m. STAR Acting Company of Queens has rehearsals; actors needed for Senior Acting Repertory Group; also Wednesdays; call 718-776-0529.

7 p.m., Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street; Hsin-Ya Hsiao and Students; flute and piano recital; classical and Broadway music; featuring songs from “The Sound of Music,” “Cats,” “The Little Mermaid,” more; call 718-661-1200.

8 p.m. the Gouverneur Parents Association presents a special music tribute at The Apollo Theater: Flame & Potential Unlimited two groups celebrating triumph over challenges; hosted by Cheryl Willis of NY1 news; tickets $24; box office at 253 West 125th Street in Manhattan or from Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com/event/000044A59E0D8CB7


10 a.m. Kripalu Yoga in the Park, taught by Monique Schubert; Socrates Sculpture Park; call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

10 a.m. Kissena Park: Healthy Hike; meet the Rangers at Oak and Rose Avenues for a fast-paced stroll in the park; bring hiking shoes/sneakers and water; call 718-846-2731.

11 a.m. Central Library: Poetry Discussion Group; lively and informal discussion on works by a selected poet or about a selected topic; in Area A; call 718-990-0700.

Noon; Capoiera in the Park; 450 year-old Brazilian self-defense techniques concealed by graceful dance moves and spectacular acrobatics, taught by Professor Abará; Socrates Sculpture Park; call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Noon to 3 p.m. rain or shine; Socrates Sculpture Park Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Fishing Pole Art with Free Style Arts; build fishing poles used to create multi media site-specific artwork; call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

1 p.m. Fort Totten Visitors Center: Tree-mendous fort; walk the old fort amidst the giant trees; call 718-352-1769.

2 p.m. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street; Jeni Slotchiver: Piano Concert; new and rarely heard music; call 718-661-1200.

Saturday, June 5, 2:30-4 p.m. Flushing House Senior Retirement Residence, at 38-20 Bowne Street, presents a Free Seminar on how healthcare reform affects Medicare Part D, prescription drug costs, the “doughnut hole,” New York’s EPIC program, long-range changes in benefits, by Frederic Riccardi of the Medicare Rights Center; call 347-532-3025.

Saturday, June 12, 2:30-4 p.m. Flushing House Senior Retirement Residence, at 38-20 Bowne Street, presents a Ron Fatoullah, Esq. Free Seminar on how Medicaid provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2008 limits access to benefits and how the latest amendments and Supplemental Needs Trusts can help; explains this and changes to Powers of Attorney, and the new Family Health Care Decisions Act, as well as the latest health insurance legislation; call 347-532-3025.

Saturday, June 19, 2:30-4 p.m. Flushing House Senior Retirement Residence, at 38-20 Bowne Street, presents Hon. Ann M. Carrozza, Esq., who will examine how recent political developments impact state and federal estate taxes. Real estate, liquid assets, retirement accounts, life insurance and assets in revocable trusts are all subject to estate taxes; she will explore strategies to soften or even eliminate these taxes; call 347-532-3025.

11 p.m. Big Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City, revives Charles Busch’s campy kitsch classic Vampire Lesbians of Sodom with Sleeping Beauty or Coma; Saturday late-night runs through July.; general admission $15 at the door or online at www.secrettheatre.com.


10 a.m. Pilates in the Park taught by Cortnie Vitali; Socrates Sculpture Park; call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

10 a.m. Fort Totten Park: Early Birding; meet at the Visitors Center, Building 502; call 718-352-1769.

11 a.m. Tai Chi in the Park, led by members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society; Socrates Sculpture Park; call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

11 a.m. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park: U.S. Marine demonstration; helicopter and Osprey aircraft-borne deployments will be demonstrated, as part of “Fleet Week” in the festival area, east of the New York State Pavilion.

11 a.m. Crocheron Park: Orienteering; learn land navigation with a map and compass; meet in the parking lot, 196th Place & Union Turnpike; call 718-846-2731.

Noon-4 p.m. Boating in Hallets Cove (weather permitting); free, no reservation needed; under-18 must be with parent/guardian; you can get wet; call 718-228-9214 or visit www.licboathouse.org where cancellations are posted by 10 a.m.

2-4 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden: Paper Folding Fun for Everyone with Origami Artist Robin Kraut; Children 10 and under require an adult to accompany them in class; free with admission at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing; call 718-886-3800; visit www.queensbotanical.org.


9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort Totten: Forts of Queens Bicycle Tour; meet at Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike (at the statue “Civic Virtue”); bike at good speed to Fort Totten in Bayside then Fort Tilden in Rockaway; double loop of Queens.

10 a.m. Creative Writing class at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; also: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon); 11:30 a.m.: Watercolor, Drawing, Acrylic Art Class; Current Events; 1 p.m.: Art Appreciation; Open Games ¬– Bridge, Canasta, Chess, Mah Jong Scrabble; suggested contribution is $1 per class; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

6 p.m. Middle Village Library: Job Information Workshop; pre-registration required; call 718-326-1390.


9 a.m. Fort Totten: Adult Fitness Walk along Joe Michaels Mile; also Thursday, June 3; call 718-352-4793 or email janice.melnick@parks.nyc.gov.

10 a.m. Stay-Well Exercise at Queens Community House Kew Gardens; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon); 11 a.m.-noon “Jokesercise”-Fun Expo; 11:30 a.m. Stress Reduction; 1 p.m. Actors’ Workshop, Wii Sports (instructor available); 1:15 p.m. Chair Yoga (mat required); suggested $1 per class; call 718-268-5960 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

6 p.m. The Bayview Bridge Club, a not-for-profit organization of bridge players, meets at Church of the Resurrection; call club president Ted Harvin at 516-209-7864.

7 to 8:30 p.m., a Woman’s Group meets in Forest Hills to talk, and in the process improve their relationships. The group will be led by a licensed clinical social worker; call Heidi Elias at 718-371-8916.


7-8:30 p.m. Little Bay Park Hockey Rink: Dancing Under the Stars; bring your dancing shoes; free lessons for the first 45 minutes; call 718-352-4793.

7:30 p.m. The Flushing Camera Club meets in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital; call 718-441-6210 or visit www.flushingcameraclub.org.

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. National Art League of Douglaston: Watercolor Classes with Diane Lieberman; beginners welcome; $20 per class; call 718-969-1128.

4 p.m. Howard Beach Library: Game Day for Tweens and Teens; Nintendo Wii, checkers and other board games; snacks are provided; call 718-641-7086.

8-9:30 p.m. the Samuel Field Y: High Beginner Line Dancing Classes with Lynn Martino; open dancing between/after classes; free refreshments; $8 per person; call 347-693-8300 for information.


11 a.m. Tai Chi/Chi Kung at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; also 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon); 12:30 pm Movie; 1 p.m. ESL Conversation with Carol; Meditation; Oil Painting Class; 2:30 p.m. Casual French Conversation; suggested contribution is $1 per class; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

A free support group for people suffering from anxiety and depression meets at Zucker Hillside Hospital, 75-59 263rd Street in Glen Oaks, in the Conference Room of the Kaufman Building. Please call group leader, Lori Kalman, at 718-746-3092 before coming; visit www.namiqn.org.

11 a.m. Queens Community House Kew Gardens: Meditation with Instructor Ronnie. Call 718-268-5960 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

6-7:30 p.m., The Center for the Women of New York’s Women’s Support Group; Room 325 at Queensborough Hall; call 718-793-0672.

Saint Michael’s Cemetery at 7202 Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst; pre-need plans for purchase of memorial property with payment from three to five years and as little as 10 percent down; monthly billing available, call 718-278-3240.