What’s happening this week

By Queens Courier Staff |


Dancing for Dollars

Sunday, June 5 from 4-10 p.m. Queens Community House: Breakdancing Battle Fundraiser; the boroughs best b-boys and b-girls will perform; fundraising is necessary due to cuts in funding for after-school programs at the Queens Community House in Forest Hills; there programs are aimed at keeping young people off the street in a safe place to have fun; call 718-592-5757 ext. 235 or visit www.queenscommunityhouse.org.


Friday, May 28 Socrates Sculpture Park: Garden of Objects with Free Style Arts Association; join in creating a large sculptural installation that takes the form of a huge garden. However, instead of planting vegetables, participants will be "planting" lines of hundreds of objects such as drinking straws, broom handles, colorful plastic tubes, feathers and more; call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Ascend Day Spa: The Paintings of DBranchReeves; view the art work of Dottie Branch, an accomplished novelist, writer and painter; wine and refreshments served; call 718-846-4601.


4 p.m. Corona Library: Bilingual Children’s Choir Featuring Jose-Luis Orozco in Spanish and English; join the talented and renowned bilingual educator, children’s author and recording artist José-Luis Orozco for an exciting afternoon of music; children will sing, dance, clap and laugh along while learning basic language and literacy skills and engaging in a fun interactive musical experience; call 718-426-2844.

At 4 p.m., Central Library, located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present Money Matters; Children ages 7-10 will learn about handling money. For more information, call 718-990-0700.


2 p.m. Flushing Library: Chamber Music with the Sherry Chow Group; an eclectic mix of pieces from the Romantic period such as Brahms, Chopin and Albeniz; call 718-661-1200.

2 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Young People’s Concert with the Mohsen Family and Olivia Lu; Pianists Michael, Moses, Melanie and Mariana Mohsen will perform classical and contemporary music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Bach, and more; call 718-661-1200.

3 p.m. Flushing Library: Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? In Mandarin Chinese; The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is offering caregivers a monthly support group in Mandarin; caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or any of the other dementias presents unique challenges; the support group will be a secure and safe place to share your experiences, call 718-661-1200.


10:30 a.m. Hollis Library: STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory; join our galaxy of STARs to perform theatrical works at the library; call 718-465-7355.


7 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.

1:30 p.m. Elmhurst Hospital Center: Keeping Precious Lives Safe; a car seat safety workshop for parents; guest speakers; vouchers for free car seat; call 718-334-5724.


Wednesday, June 1 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Nassau County Museum of Art: Gold Coast Film Festival presents Rear Window; the Alfred Hitchcock classic features Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and Wendell Corey and stars the legendary Jimmy Stewart; call 516-484-9337 or visit nassaumuseum.org.

Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Riccardo’s in Astoria: The Killing Kompany presents Graduation to Murder!; a comedy murder mystery dinner show; call 718-721-7777.

Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. Flushing House dining room: Elder Law Seminar; Ann M. Carrozza, Esq. leads a seminar focusing on Medicare changes arising from the recently-passed Affordable Care Act and more; first of three upcoming seminars; call 347-532-3025 for more information.

Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden: 16th Annual Rose Gala; celebrate this year’s honoree, Monte N. Redman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Astoria Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Astoria Federal Savings; the Adopt-A-Tree Award will be given to Joon J. Bang, M.D., founder of the Korean-American Friends of Queens Botanical Garden; contact Darcy Hector at 718-866-3800 ext. 330 or Annette Fanara at 718-866-3800 ext. 202, or visit www.queensbotanical.org for ticket or sponsorship information.

Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. American Martyrs Church: Another Night Out with the Stars; tickets for this Broadway revue will be available at the door or by calling 718-464-4582.

Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble; St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble will perform a FREE one-hour chamber music concert; in partnership with City Harvest, attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donation to the performance; call 718-463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.


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.