What’s happening this week

By Queens Courier Staff |


Steve Miller Band – Live
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.


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.

Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m.- noon Brookville Park: MillionTreesNYC Composting and Tree Care Workshop; learn about MillionTreesNYC, how to identify trees in New York City, benefits trees bring to the city and the ins and outs of tree care; register online at www.nycgovparks.org


5-8 p.m. George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park: Community Karaoke with Billy C and Kitty; showcase your singing talent with an evening of karaoke; call 718-235-4100.


11 a.m. Steinway Library: Bike Commuting 101: save money, save time, get fit and go green; 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 718-728-1965.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Music of the Big Band Singers with Peter J. LaRosa; music made great by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and Perry Como, among others in this nostalgic return to the Big Band era; call 718-661-1200.

2:30 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Bob Stewart; singer performs the songs of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and more; call 718-268-7934.

3 p.m. Rochdale Village Library: The Tranchinas; musical tribute to 12 of the most dynamic female jazz vocalists: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson and more; call 718-723-4440.


5 p.m. Astoria Library: Sakhi Arts and Empowerment Workshop: Five-Week Workshop Empowering Women; tap into your inner voice and resilience through music; recognize your ability for personal growth; identify your leadership abilities; call 718-278-2220.

6 p.m. Corona Library: Guide to Healthy Eating: The Right Foods for Growing Kids in Spanish; learn about the building blocks of a healthy diet, the food pyramid, kids need to be active and healthful behavior; call 718-426-2844.

6:30 p.m. Broadway Library: Effective Green Advocacy with the NYLCV Education Fund; Laws that Protect the Environment Legislation is an important tool for protecting and sustaining our environment. Know the issues. Know what legislation is being proposed. Know how it will affect you and future generations; join the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund for a discussion of recently passed and proposed environmental legislation in New York; call 718-721-2462.

6:30 p.m. Langston Hughes Library: Life Insurance and Planning; many seniors over the age of 65 may have hidden equity that could help them increase their cash flow, increase their estate and increase their philanthropic support; call 718-651-1100.

6:30 p.m. Richmond Hill Library: Dancing the American Song; classically trained dancers of the American Dance Salon perform dances to Broadway, operetta, pop and classic rock favorites, including songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, The Platters, Elvis Presley and Gloria Gaynor; call 718-849-7150.


5 p.m., Flushing Library: Asian-American International Film Festival; the Asian-American International Film Festival is proud to present two short programs about family and love; the festival is the nation’s longest running of its kind and a premiere showcase for independent Asian and Asian-American cinema; call 718-661-1200.

2:30 p.m. Auburndale Library: Stan Auld and Harvey Lane; hear the marvelous music of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong and many more; In the Mood, One O’clock Jump, Take the A Train and other Big Band favorites; call 718-352-2027.

7-10 p.m. Renaissance Hall, Long Island City: Jazz Wednesdays; free Jazz shows every Wednesday through the end of December; visit www.renaissanceeventhall.com for more details

3 p.m. Woodside Library: Upcycle Your Own Plastic Scrap; artists Barbara Lubliner and Bernard Klevickas will teach techniques to transform plastic bottles and scraps into sculptural objects of unique and interesting designs; participants should collect and bring some clean plastic trash, bring four or more plastic items – water bottles, soda bottles, colorful plastic bags or even colorful detergent containers; space is limited; call 718-429-4700.

5:30 p.m. Central Library: TPS Assistance for Haitian New Yorkers; in this free TPS clinic lawyers will provide free, confidential assistance preparing applications for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and re-registration for those who already have TPS. Bring all your (and your children’s) relevant documents: passport, birth certificate, any correspondence from the Immigration Service, and any other documents that may be helpful in the application process; Haitian Creole interpreters will be available on site; call 718-990-0700.


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.

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.

Tuesday, August 23 from noon-4 p.m. Brandywine at the Savoy: IBWC Tradeshow, Seminar and Networking; The Independent Business Women’s Circle presents an intimate setting where you can network, connect with potential customers, attend information-packed seminars and meet savvy career women exhibiting their wares; register at www.ibwctradeshow82311.eventbrite.com or call 631-754-6640.

Thursday, August 25 from 10-4 p.m. 637 Willis Avenue, Suite E, Williston Park: Free Podiatric Care Day; designed to treat anyone for free who cannot otherwise afford to visit a podiatrist for their foot or ankle problem; Dr. Mary Carlson’s office will do anything short of surgery to help patients become pain free; call 516-248-8188.

Saturday August 27 to September 5 Lincoln Center Plaza: Summer HD Festival; more than 40,000 people attended last year for feature screenings of acclaimed productions from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series on ten consecutive nights. This summer’s lineup features three new productions from the 2010-11 season; 300 seats available nightly with no tickets; for a schedule of film screenings, visit www.metopera.org.

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.