What’s happening this week

By Queens Courier Staff |

THE BEACH BOYS: Nearly fifty years since their debut, The Beach Boys continue to be a crowd-pleasing pop rock act that show no signs of stopping; call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com for ticket information.

Thursday, August 11 at 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: The Beach Boys;


Through 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. (See A View from the Cliff review on page XX.)


August 5-13 The Secret Theatre: The Two Gentlemen of Verona; New York audiences will discover Shakespeare’s earliest comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, as Beyond Theatre Ensemble presents its seriously playful production for a limited engagement; To purchase tickets call 866-811-4111 or visit http://www.secrettheatre.com.

1 p.m. Langston Hughes Library: Daily Summer Meals – Free Lunches Served; free summer meals; lunch served daily; no registration, documentation or ID is required to receive meals; Compliments of NYC Summer Meals Program; call 718-651-1100.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6students perform an exciting jazz program; call 718-262-2412.

2 p.m. Louis Armstrong House, Corona: York College Summer Jazz Program;

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.

11 a.m. Broadway Library: Bike Repair: A Fix-A-Flat Workshop for Adults; a bike mechanic instructor from Recycle-A-Bicycle provides tools and supplies to teach adults how to fix a flat tire on their bicycle; participants will receive a complimentary flat-fix kit; preregistration is required; call 718-721-2462.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Annie Gruber; singer/pianist Arnie Gruber accompanied by his band made up of tenor sax, bass and drums, will play popular songs made famous by artists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble and others; call 718-661-1200.


6:30 p.m. Broadway Library: Bike Commuting 101: Save Money, Save Time, Get Fit, and Go Green. Bike to Work; This popular program offered by Bike New York covers reasons to ride a bike and answers most of the concerns that keep people from cycling in the city; call 718-721-2462.

6 p.m. Whitestone Library: The Banjo Rascals Concert; their toe-tapping sounds cover ragtime, country/western classics and Dixieland swing; call 718-767-8010.

6 p.m. Windsor Park Library: Mike Kaye and Sarah Celina; Mike Kaye and Sarah Celina perform nostalgic tunes from Broadway musicals including My Favorite Things, Some Enchanted Evening, Stranger in Paradise, Moon River, Night and Day, That Old Black Magic, Matchmaker, Matchmaker and more; call 718-468-8300.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 the Samuel Field Y is inviting interested families of preschool age and UPK children to enjoy and learn about the dynamic programs at the Bay Terrace Early Childhood Center of the Samuel Field Y; enjoy a fun-filled morning of breakfast and swimming; bring your bathing suit and towel; call 718-423-6111 ext 225.

9:30-11 a.m. Bay Terrace Early Childhood Center Pool and Tennis Center: Breakfast and swimming;

6 p.m. Flushing Library: How to Start and Manage a Family Business with Paul Kamrass; how to start and manage a family business – whether to hire a relative or be hired by one; what to do when the relationships of employment and family collide and how to avoid those collisions; the advantages and disadvantages of a family business; call 718-661-1200.


6:30 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Viva Verdi with Elmira Mitzanova; enjoy highlights from some of the world’s most beloved arias and duets from operas by Verdi with the young Russian-American soprano Elmira Mitzanova who has been internationally praised for her unique voice, charisma and her authenticity. Inna Leytush will accompany on piano; call 718-268-7934.


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.


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.

Saturday, August 13 at 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Steve Miller Band; fly like an eagle to this live performance featuring the legendary Steve Miller Band; call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com for ticket information.

Friday, August 19 at 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: The Elvis Tribute Spectacular; starring Shawn Klush, Donny Edwards and more; Elvis classics performed by some of the best Elvis impersonators in the country; call 800-745-3000.

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.