What’s happening this week

By Queens Courier Staff |


July 28-August 21 Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows – Corona Park: A Jew Grows in Brooklyn; after a smash two year national tour, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn returns to New York; this highly acclaimed show chronicles the life of Jake Ehrenreich, a uniquely talented American born child of Holocaust survivors; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre for show times and tickets.

July 28-31 Unity Stage Company presents Spreading the News; Unity Stage Company is bringing the rustic Irish crowd-pleaser Spreading the News to neighborhood parks in a mini tour of Western Queens at the end of July; July 28 at 7 p.m. in Sunnyside Gardens Park; July 29 at 7 p.m. in Dutch Kills Playground (Astoria); July 30 at 7 p.m. in Rainey Park (Long Island City); and July 31 at 3 p.m. in Play Street at Travers Park (Jackson Heights); admission is free; call 917- 548-1086 or visit www.unitystage.org.

8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs; the legendary performers take the Westbury stage for a night packed with classic hits; call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Pianists Marie Blair and Jeremy Rafal; join the library for an afternoon of solo and 4-hand piano music; call 718-661-1200.

3 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Nu D’Lux: Modern Cuban Son; an exciting mix of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Puerto Rican vocal stylings accompanied by the rhythmic intensity of the Cuban Tres guitar, congas, bongo and bass; call 718-899-2500.

11 a.m. Sunnyside Library: Fix a Flat – A Bicycle Repair Workshop for Adults; A bike mechanics instructor from Recycle-A-Bicycle teaches participants how to fix a flat tire on their bike. Tools and supplies will be provided plus a complimentary flat-fix kit. All are welcome; no previous experience necessary; call 718-784-3033.

1:30 p.m. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County: Watermarks; the award winning documentary, Watermarks, is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna; for information and to R.S.V.P., call Beth Taboh-Bley at 516-571-8040, Ext. 104 or visit www.holocaust-nassau.org.

7:30 p.m. Clearview Squire Cinemas in Great Neck: Senna; the Sundance World Cinema Documentary winner follows the story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest racecar driver who ever lived; in the international press. He was a charming and dashing champion, to the media in his native Brazil, he was a humble and deeply religious national hero; Call 516-829-2570 to purchase general admission tickets or visit www.greatneckarts.org/Film.

6:30 p.m. Hillcrest Library: Pianist/Composer Matthew Fishteyn; Matthew Fishteyn is a multi-talented performer, an award-winning composer, pianist and guitarist; Fishteyn seamlessly switches from jazz to rock ‘n roll and transforms his musical performance into a more personal and interactive experience; call 718-454-2786.

10 a.m. Far Rockaway Library: NY Wired Training; get free job training from any computer with an Internet connection using NY Wired; learn how to register and customize a job training program based on your own needs; call 718-327-2549.

6 p.m. Flushing Library: Improving Your Memory; Davis Woo, author and trainer, developed the Davis International Institute in 1999 in order to provide various effective learning programs which include training in listening, thinking, note-taking, memory and application techniques; this workshop provides introduction to the theories and practices of various learning and memory techniques, including how to use visualization and association methods to enhance memory recall; call 718-661-1200.

6:30 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Diane Cypkin; Dr. Diane Cypkin tells the life story of this exciting ‘First Lady of the Yiddish Stage’ through the countless songs she sang and often wrote during her many years as an entertainer; call 718-268-7934.

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.


Wednesday, July 27 Fox Hollow catering facility in Woodbury: The Scotto Brothers present Casino Night; in an effort to raise money to funds for the installation of a 9/11 exhibit and memorial at the Nassau Country Firefighters Museum and Education Center which will commemorate the Nassau County firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice; call 516-224-8184 or vickc@scottobrothers.com.

Thursday, July 28 from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Samuel Field Y: Separation/Divorce Support Group; help cope with the emotional impact of separation and divorce; 10 sessions; preregister; call 718-225-6750

Great Neck Arts Center: Adult Classes; Zumba Fitness, Drawing 101, Salsa and Photography classes have started their summer sessions. To enroll in these programs or for more information about additional programs, call 516-829-2570 or visit www.greatneckarts.org.

August 6 at 9 a.m. Flushing Meadows – Corona Park Conservancy Canoe Tour of Willow Lake; the Urban Rangers will lead a free canoe tour of Willow Lake; the tour will launch on the east side of Meadow Lake between the Van Wyck Expressway and the lake, just beyond the small foot bridge, near the Jewel Avenue overpass; materials provided, wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; call 718-539-8462.

Saturday, September 24 from 12-6 p.m. C & B Books Distribution at Jamaica Harvest Room (90-40 160th Street, Jamaica): Queens Book & Health Fair; the admission to this event is free and open to the public; authors interested in exhibiting should go to www.cbbooksdistribution.com before the July 31 deadline; for any further information, call 718-591-4525.

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.