Art & Entertainment Listings

By The Times-Ledger


Thurs., Jan. 4 is the last day for auditions for “The Late Christopher Bean,” a production of the St. Gregory's Theatre Group. The auditions are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the church basement, 242nd Street and 88th Avenue in Bellerose. 718-347-3707.

The Outrageous Fortune Company, 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston holds auditions for Arcadia, the award winning play by Tom Stoppard, on Fri., Jan. 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 718-428-2500.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR) always welcomes retired persons interested in acting. To arrange for an audition, call Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

The Great Neck Choral Society in its 44th year is inviting singers to share their musical experiences. Auditions for all voices will be held privately on Wed., Jan. 10, 17, and 24 at 98 p.m. in the choral room at Great Neck South Middle School. 718-969-7221.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra continues biweekly Wednesday evening rehearsals at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals begin at 7:45 p.m. 718-591-3456.


Chinese New Year Celebration, A day-long festival of music, dance and arts and crafts for the entire family, celebrating the Year of the Snake will be held on Sat., Jan. 27 at 111:30 a.m. at the Flushing Branch Public Library, 41-17 Main St. 718-661-1200.


Children can experience the pleasure of preparing, sharing, and of course, tasting a variety of good food, 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 718-229-4000.

Medium Of Watercolor For Beginner Classes, Weekly workshops on Tuesdays through March 27, in conjunction with newly opened exhibit, The Art of Dos Passos, running from Jan. 24 through April 1. For beginners in watercolor technique; still life, portraiture, abstracts. Materials will be supplied. Preregister by calling Library Gallery. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-990-8665

Queensborough Community College offers registration for Continuing Education course, “Masterpieces of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum.” This one-session course will view highlights from the collections of Chinese, Japanese, and Indian art, and learn to look for Buddhist and Hindu themes in sculpture and paintings. Elliot Rabner, art lecturer. Course will be held on Sat., Jan. 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., meet at 1 p.m. at Tour Desk in the Main Lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Ave., and 82nd Street. Fee: $23. 718- 631-6343.

Art classes are offered at The Cultural Arts Department of the Central Queens YM&YMHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. 718-268-5011.

Clubs/Live Entertainment

Amazura, 91-12 14th Pl., Jamaica 718-298-6760 DJ Latin, salsa, merengue, Fridays and Saturdays.

Backdraft's, 73-11 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills 718-263-4760 DJ Thursdays-Saturdays.

Bickles, 163-17 Archer Ave. (bet. Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and 165th Street) 718–658-1400. Open mic and jam session Thursday nights.

Calypso City, 121-08 Jamaica Ave. Richmond Hill 718-847-8900 Calypso music Fridays and Saturdays.

Castle Heights, 83-11 Northern Blvd. Jackson Heights 718-898-9584. Heavy metal music.

Charisma, 71-46 Main St., Flushing 718-268-2800. Singles night, DJ Thursdays. Ballroom dancing, Wednesdays.

Cheyenne Roadhouse, 71-46 Main St., Flushing 718-268-2800 Miles Ahead Ensemble, Mondays.

Club DNA, 25-22 34th Ave., Astoria 718-784-1822 DJ Chris “The Greek,” Saturdays.

Club Illusions, 125-22 Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens 718-978- 0300. Miles Ahead Ensemble , Fridays Karaoke, 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

Club Pulse, 92-77 Queens Blvd., Rego Park 718-997-8661. House DJ, Thursdays DJ, salsa, merengue and Latin pop, upstairs, Spanish rock, downstairs Fridays. DJ, hip-hop, reggae, salsa, house and merengue, Saturdays.

Club X Press, 89-25 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 718-707-7037. DJ, hip hop, reggae, R&B, Latin, gay and lesbian party, Thursdays-Saturdays.

Cooper's Alehouse, 70-26 88th St., Glendale. 718-326-7435 Live bands, Fridays and Saturdays.

Crazy Moose Saloon, 40-07 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 718-224-0690. Live bands and DJs.

The Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd., Douglaston 718-224-8787, DJ, Latin night, Wednesdays.

F. Scotts, 42-15 235th St., Douglaston 718-225-1866 Jazz Tones, Fridays.

Fuzzy's, 239-21 Braddock Ave., Bellerose 718-347-9843. Live bands.

Hollywood and Main Cafe, 57-33 Main St., Flushing 718-321-9670. DJ Fridays and Saturdays.

Ilusiones, 36-21 Steinway St., Astoria 718-729-6476. Live Latin music Wednesdays-Sundays.

Irish Rover, 37-18 28th Ave., Astoria 718-278-9372 Live music Saturdays, Irish music Sundays

Kilmegan, 60-19 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside 718-803-9206 Live bands.

Krash, 34-48 Steinway St., Astoria 718-937-2400 Alternative dance club, DJ, hard music.

La Kueva, 28-26 Steinway St., Astoria 718-267-9069 Live Spanish rock music.

Melange, 70-28 Austin St., Forest Hills, 718-268-4524 DJ, '70s to '90s tunes, Fridays and Saturdays, and Karaoke, Wednesdays.

Nite of Stars Cafe, 201-10 Linden Blvd., St. Albans 718-978-7001. Miles Ahead Ensemble Thursdays. The cafe also presents Jazz Live every Friday at 11 p.m. Fine soul food. Open Mic nights. Hostess Lady Jeanette, Starmaid Mary and Marie. All musicians are welcome to come and jam. 718-523-2102.

Outfield Inn, 79-56 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village 718-326-7496 Live bands.

P.J. Currans, 217 Beach 116th St., Rockaway Beach 718-474-8921. Karaoke Thursdays and Sundays.

Ryan's, 50-02 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City 718-784-5557 Live music, Saturdays, Jam session with The Pick-Up Allstars, Sundays, Karaoke, Wednesdays

Soca Paradise, 205-20 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, 718-464-3600. “Soul plus calypso equals soca,” Fridays and Saturdays.

Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, 718-358-9355. Open mike Thursdays.

Tropical Paradise Lounge, 103-02 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village 718-465-3535 Miles Ahead Ensemble, Sundays

Voodoo Lounge, 47-29 Bell Blvd., Bayside 718-224-7576 Live bands (sometimes, only New York appearances)

Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd., Bayside 718-225-0652. Light music with a live band every other Wednesday night; Karaoke every Thursday, Irish music every Sunday.

Yer Man's Irish Pub, 119-11 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills 718-441-3939. Live bands, Fridays. Karaoke, Sundays and Tuesdays


A Tribute To America's Greatest Composers, Featuring Mike McClenan & The Jazz Elders. Enjoy an outstanding performance of ballads, show tunes and classic jazz from composers like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker and others will be held on Sat., Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills. 718-268-7934

From Tin Pan Alley To Town Hall, A musical tribute to Berlin, Hammerstein, Hamlisch and other great composers. Featuring mezzo soprano soloist will be held on Mon., Jan. 8 a 7 p.m. at the Middle Village Branch, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. 718-326-1390.

Jazz Influences Around The World, A musical performance of global jazz stylings on Tues., Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Branch Public Library, 187-5 Union Turnpike, Flushing. 718-454-2786

Sunday Concerts At Central, Featuring the jazz group B Sharp. Instrumentalist Bobby Miller and drummer Tony Genovese will perform an eclectic mix of swing and jazz favorites from the 1940s to the present on Sun., Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Central Branch Public Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-990-0858

Best of Sinatra will be held on Sat., Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Elmhurst Branch Public Library, 86-01 Broadway, Elmhurst. 718-271-1020.

“B Sharp” will perform Sun., Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Central Library Audiorium, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. The duo will perform an eclectic mix of swing and jazz favorites from the 1940s to the present with a complete forn section accompanying them. 718-990-0585.

Westbury Music Fair kicks off the 2001 Country Concert Series with Alan Jackson, preforming Sat., Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $60. 631-888-9000.

Dick Fox's Valentine's Doo-Wop extravaganza arrives at Westbury Music Fair at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10. Selections include “The Locomotion,” “The Closer You Are,” and “Guardian Angel.” Tickets: 212-307-7171.

Lou Rawls, the Grammy Award-winning artist whose chart-busting recordings include You'll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine), Groovy People, Natural Man and Wind Beneath My Wings, appears on Fri., Feb. 3 in Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' Reckson Jazz at Tilles series. The 8 p.m. concert is sponsored by Reckson Associates. Tickets: $48, $35, $25, $42, $32, $22. 516- 299-3100.

One of the world's oldest orchestras and one that is rich in tradition, the Dresden Staatskapelle will be led by its chief conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Sat., Jan. 27. The all-Beethoven program for the 8 pm concert includes Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8. 516-299-3100.

Broadway star and recording artist Linda Eder will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 631-888-9000.

R&B greats The O'Jays and Gerald Levert will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $47.50. 631-888-9000.

Lyrical trumpeter Cliff Lee presents music of the masters, Miles Davis, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and others, are on display at The Far Rockaway Branch Public Library, 1637 Central Ave., Far Rockaway. 718-327-2549.

The Queens Museum of Art highlights a range of compelling glass works in an exhibition titled “Heart of Glass,” on display from Feb. 22 through May 27. The seven international artists included in this survey take a conceptual and poetic approach to the medium while demonstrating its versatility. A kaleidoscope of shape, texture, color and size is employed by each artist to evoke visceral reactions to their themes of nature, science, folk lore, myths, and history. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

“Yesterday and Today” with the Charles Carrington Trio, will be presented on Sat., Jan 20 at 3 p.m. at the Steinway Branch Public Library, 21-45 31 St., Astoria. 718-728-1965.

African-American Classical Music, with The Cliff Lee Duo. Lyrical trumpeter Cliff Lee mesmerizes audiences with music of the masters – Miles Davis, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Ellington, and others on Mon., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills. 718-268-7934


Ballroom Dancing is held Wednesdays at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 718-268-2800.

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents Country Line Dancing on Mondays for beginners from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Intermediates learn from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Admission: $5, $6. 718-358-0067.

Irish dancing lessons with All-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary are offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents ballroom dancing every Friday at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents free line dance lessons every Monday at 3 p.m. and every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Line Dancing with Steve is held every Monday at Community Education Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers is offering lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom at their Forest Hills, Belie Harbor, Glendale, Bayside, Floral Park, Elmhurst, Maspeth, and Flushing locations, complimentary to the complete beginner. Learn how, with or without a partner, and enjoy socializing. Membership requires learning basics in the standard dances, but membership is not a requirement. 718-891-4209.


The first Toy Soldier Show of the new year will be Jan. 14 at the Radisson Hotel, 135-30 140 St. It will feature 50 tables of toy soldiers from top dealers. Admission: $7, under 12, free. 718-322-2300.

The Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts a bird walk for children 3 to 4 years old Jan. 6 and 20. The $10 fee includes materials and a snack. Pre-registration is required: 718-229-4000. The center also offers a variety of activities for people of all ages.


The Queens Museum of Art presents the exhibition, “Gio Ponli – A Melaphysical World” from Feb. 15 through May 20, revealing the full scope of Ponti's multifaceted production and contribution. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents “Jazz Harmonies In Black Life” by Bill Schneck, portraits of Jazz artists. Wine and cheese reception on Sun., Jan. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission.718-523-3312.

Valerie Atkisson displays a unique mural showing her Norwegian ancestry at the Queens Museum of Art through Jan. 28. 718-592-9700

Civil rights photographs of Ernest C . Withers covering 1955 to 1968, are now on view through Jan. 13 at Queens Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica.

The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, presents an exhibition of the art work of the teaching staff at the League, Jan. 8 through Jan. 19. Everyone is invited to this creative exhibition. Free admission. 718-224-4953.

“Tiffany: Behind the Glass” continues at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Also continuing is “Seductions and Games” by Maureen Connor. 718-592-9700.

Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center and Archives presents “Janusz Korczak's Warsaw” through June 30. The exhibit traces the career of Janusz Korczak in Warsaw until his death at Treblinka in August, 1942. Consists of a narrative text, photographs and documents. Library Basement, Room 30. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free event. 718-225-1617.

Try rock climbing, the balance beam and check to see if your baseball pitch is World Series material through Jan. 7 at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Action-packed and filled with intriguing hands-on and interactive experiences. SPORT covers everything in the world of sports from aerodynamics to a trial wheelchair sprint. 718-699-0005.

Look up in the sky…it's a bird…it's a plane…no, it's Not-a-Superhero, appearing at the Queens Museum of Art Feb. 22 through May 27, 2001. Artist Luca Buvoli presents the latest chapter in the adventures of Not-a-Superhero, in the exhibition Around, Around, and Away-Not-a-Superhero and the Myth of New York, the latest installment in the museum's Wall Work series. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

Science and technology shed a whole new light on traditional printmaking and photography by creating new, exciting forms of contemporary art. Art and Science Collaborations brings its third annual digital art competition exhibition, Digital 2000 to the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. 718-699-0005

The History of the Great Hall, The Architecture of the New York Hall of Science is presented by the Hall , 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This compact panel exhibit spotlights the New York Hall of Science, built for the 1964 -1965 World's Fair. Discover the Great Hall, its architect, Wallace K. Harrison, and the history behind its seven-story blue stained glass serpentine walls. 718-699-0005

The Rockaway Artists Alliance in conjunction with Gateway National Recreation Area presents “Seasonal Sensations,” a holiday exhibition of member works. The exhibition runs through Jan. 14 in studio-6 (building T-6) in Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Rockaway, Queens. The Alliance has also scheduled an exhibit, “Interior-Exterior,” from Jan. 20 through March 11 in Studio 6 in Fort Tilden, with a 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 opening reception.718 474-0861 or e-mail: [email protected].

Faces tell a thousand stories, the eyes are the windows of the soul. Esther Kirchevsly teaches portrait drawing to novices and practices artists at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents “My Haitian Diary” by Francois Rides Garcia. Free admission. Also, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre continues its exhibit, “Perspective Visions” by Philip Howell, a photo essay, at the Center For Culture, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. 718-523-3312.

“Angels of Deliverance,” an exhibit on the Underground Railroad continues through Feb. 25 at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. 718-939-0647.

“Castle – 6,500 years of Bayside History,” and other exhibits are on display at the Bayside Historical Society Mondays through Saturdays. 718-3521548.

Queens artist Patrice Piard's work, including “Effervescence,” is on display at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan through Jan. 5.


“Eyes on the Prize,” documenting the civil rights movewment of the 1950s and 60s, will be shown at the Langston Hughes Community Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd. in Corona Jan. 4, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, and 31. Free admission. 718-273-2060.

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria presents a wewekend tribute to Academy Award-winning actor Willem Dafoe Sat. and Sun., Jan. 6 and 7. The museum also offers a three-weekend retrospective beginning Jan. 13 highlighting the work of actress and director liv Ullmann. 718-784-4520.


Traditional Greek folk dances are taught weekly at the Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South., Astoria. Classes are forming now for the beginning and advanced dancer through June. Registration is ongoing. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. for adult beginners and 9:30 p.m. for the advanced. Children's classes are held on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. (for ages 6-10) and 7:15 p.m. (for ages 10-14) 718-726-7329.

A free, three–hour training session for parents of children up to 3 years old with developmental delays or disabilities, is offered by the state Department of Health from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 10 at the Queens Borough Public Library auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.


A Theatre Workshop Performance, Dream a Dream Productions, a theatre repertory company, will perform scenes and monologues on selected Saturdays beginning Sat., Jan 27 at 2 p.m. through the month of March at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills. 718-268-7934

Chinese Dances With Silk, Swords And Fans, Performed by The Chinese Folk Dance Company, for Lunar New Year will be held on Sat., Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Auburndale Branch, 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing. 718-352-2027

“The Story of Anne Frank” will be presented Jan. 27 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. 718-482-5151.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, Inc. presents the celebration of The Three Kings on Sat., Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at Arrow Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria. Refreshments will be served. Free admission. 718-261-7664.

Black Spectrum Theatre Company celebrates the history of African American Culture through interpretive dance and highlight the soulful musical legacy of Brook Benton's “Rainy Night in Georgia.” The evening performances are choreographed by Esther Grant-Walker and Obediah Wright, whose work spreads internationally and on Broadway, television, movies, and collaborations with Debbie Alien and Eryka Badu. Performances are Jan 12 and Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20, $15, $12.50. 718-723-1800, ext. 15.

The Moscow Festival Ballet performs Don Quixote, the full-length “Ballet de la Mancha” in three acts on Sat., Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. at Queensborough Community College. Music by Leon Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa. Presented as part of QCC's Professional Performing Arts Series. Tickets: $26. 718-631-6311.

The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, one of the most popular attractions of Tilles Center for the Performing Art's “Cabaret at Club T” series, return to the Club T stage for 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. performances on Sat., Feb. 3 (a change of performance date). The series is produced for Tilles Center by Jack Globenfelt and is held in the Hillwood Recital Hall. Tickets: $25. 516-299-3100.

Two new musicals produced by the internationally known Acting Company will perform at Queens Theatre In The Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. “O Pioneers!” will be presented Sat., Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. “The Comedy of Errors” is on Sat., Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $26, 24, $20 and $16. 718-760-0064.

Murder At The Sock Hop, a murder mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri., Jan 19 at Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Admission: $40. 718-721-7777.

Teatro Lirico D'Europa returns to Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Fri., Feb. 2 with one of the world's best-loved grand operas, Verdi's Aida. The 8 p.m. performance is sung in Italian with English supertitles and features a full orchestra. The performance is an event of the A Night at the Opera series which is sponsored by The New York Times. Tickets: $42, $39). 516-299-3100.


Open Mic Night, Poets, performers, dancers, storytellers and writers will have the opportunity to be in the spotlight seven minutes on Mon., Jan 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 718-661-1200

Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing presents Open Mic Night on the first Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Calls all poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights and comedians. 718-424-6494.

Open Mic for poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights, and comedians is held on the first Monday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights. 718-424-6494.

“Mondays! Mondays!” hosted by Irene Mallinger and Ross Newbrough: Open Mike, Musicians, Singers, Actors, Playwrights Comedians, held on the first Monday of every month at Cafe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


A Jazz Piano Recital will be held on Sun., Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston. Recording Artist Frank Ponzio will perform 'Reflections of American Song. Admission: $15, $12. 718-229-6169.


Sociable Singles for Jewish professionals 33-55 hosts “Improve Relationships in 2001” at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 9 at the Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. 718-268-5011.

Catholic Widows and Widowers of Queens will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 9 at St. Kevin's School cafeteria, 45-50 195th St., Flushing. 718-591-3492.

Cyber Singles meets Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St. 718-268-2800.

The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills offers volleyball for singles 22 to 45 on Sunday mornings. 718-268-5011.

A new soicial club for women in their 40s and 50s, offering weekend outings, movies, theater, museums, has been formed. 212-704-8239.

Outdoor Singles' activities hotline is 718-353-5506.


The Forest Hills Senior Cener offers line dancing at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. 718-699-1010.

The Kew Gardens Community Center offers a variety of exercise, art, and other classes and activities throughout the week. 718-268-5960.

The Rego Park Senior Center offers meals, health screenings, housing clinics, ballroom dancing, line dancing, and other events and activities. 718-896-8511.


The Acting Workshop of Queens continues this fall at the Forest Hills Adult Center, 67-01 110th Street, at Forest Hills High School on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $150. 718 263-8066.

The Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, offers a weekly, multi-media creative arts group for teens through age 18 on Monday evenings. 718-592-5757.

Esther Krichevsky teaches portrait drawing to novices and practiced artists at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202 on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

The Queens Museum of Art presents free Family Drop-In Art Workshops every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 718-592-9700.

The Musical Theatre Workshop For children 5 to 12. Performers from the Sneakers Music will be held on Mon., Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Branch Public Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave., Richmond Hill. Company will lead you through a series of exercises and improvisional skits. You'll find hidden talents and learn what it's like to be a musical theater performer. 718-849-7150.

The Mime Workshop For Children, Mime/actor/teacher Bill Bowers enchants the audience with a brief performance, describes what mime is, and performs a piece with the children, will be held Mon., Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the Kew Gardens Hills, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing. Learn how to communicate without using words. For ages 7 to 12. Preregistration. 718-261-6654.

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