Community Calendar Listings

By The TimesLedger


The Great Neck Choral Society invites singers to audition for the upcoming seasons under the direction of our wonderful conductor, Dr. Virginia Davidson. Auditions for all voices will be held privately on Wednesdays , Sept., 5, 12 and 19, 8 p.m., in the choral room at Great Neck South Middle School, one traffic light south of the LIE off Lakeville Road. This group of 65 strong consists of and welcomes singers from a wide area. The Fall program, scheduled to be performed on Sun., Dec. 16 in Great Neck, will betwo very exciting works,the first partof Handel's “Messiah” and “The Peaceful Kingdom” by Randall Thompson. 516-829-8345 or 718-969-7221.

Senior theater acting repertory always welcomes Seniors interested in acting. Join us at our Meetings, Wednesday & Friday.For more information, call: Ronnie Arond 718-347-2310 or Stan Guttman 718-224-2729

The Outrageous Fortune Company will hold auditions for Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg at 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Two men and one woman age 30's. Performances are at Queens Theatre in the Park on Oct., 5,6,7,12,13 and 14. 718-428-2500.

Queensborough Community College is seeking an actor to play the role of Gupta, a middle-aged man of Indian descent, in its upcoming theater production of Israel Horovitz's play, The Indian Vants the Bronx. 718-281-5371.

The Queens chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is expanding its membership. All men who enjoy singing, be they tenors, leads, baritones or basses, are invited to attend rehearsals any Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the school hall at 74-15 175 St., Flushing. 718-468-8416.


Performing Arts camp runs Monday through Friday for children ages 8-12 years old. The hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m The extended day session runs from7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Camp includes a weekly trip on Fridays and swimming twice a week. 718-229-5972.

Theater Workshop Entertainment is casting the upcoming productions of Pippin & Hair for the Fall 2001. All roles available seeking. Singerswho move well, Dancers who sing and some actors who do both. Non-union please. We are looking for Children and Young Adults for our in-house and traveling companies of Wizard of Oz, Pied Piper and Sleeping Beauty. Auditions by appointment. 516-599-1982.


Don't just copy from the instructor. Learn to draw and paint, an instruction workshop on Thursdays at Alliance of Queens Artist, 991-10 Metroploitian Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.


By popular demand of Queens College concert audiences Robert Sherman, host of New York's #1 classical music station WQXR, again will host the Sept. 4 premiere of Chamber Music Live 2001. Presented at QC's Aaron Copland School of Music, Robert Sherman's conceit will feature special guests selected by him for his second QC “Listening Room” event. The 14-week subscription series is held Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in QC's LeFrak Concert Hall. Attendance is by subscription only. Cost: $15. 718-997-3802.

Hear That Sound? That's barbershop harmony – the big, rich, thrilling sound af men's voices locked in tune. It's close harmony at its best. It's fun, it's easy and yeu can do it. The Barbershop Harmany Society can help you discover the talent within you. The Jamaica Chapter meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the school hall, 74-15 175th St., Flushing. 718-468-8416 or 718-381-8689.

Perfomers sing in groups and as a full chorus on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. under the direction of Evelyn Castro of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at the the Kew Gardens Community Center 80-02 Queens Blvd. 718-268-5960.


Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers is offering lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom, Latin. Tango, Swing, Savoy Lindy, Salsa, Mambo. etc. and wedding dances, at meir Floral Park. New Hyde Park, Bayside, Floral Park. Garrlen City and Roshln locations, mmplimentary to the complete beginner. 718-891-4209.

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.

The Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing, and Social Dancing 40+, every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. featuring the best danceable ballroom dance music, offering coffee, bagels, pastries, allafternoon, a free lesson for beginners and advanced, a nice wood dance floor and introductions, Donation: $6. 718-891-4209.

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.

Israeli and Folk Dance Class is held every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209 St., and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363.


On Fri.,Sept. 7 at 8 p.m., the National Art League is proud to welcome Art Historian Ines Powell who will give a slide lecture on “Modem Masters From the Met”. This will include works by some ofthe most influential artists of the 20th Century. Please join us at the League 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. No admission.

Bayside Historical Society presents “Trolleys of the North Shore”. The exhibition opening is June 23, 2001. A $3 donation for adults and $1 for children is expected. Refreshments are served. The exhibit will run through June 2003.

The AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills presents Image & Imagination IX “PhotoArtGraphy” An Exhibition of Art Created with the Camera from through 4.The Alliance of Queens Artists will present its Ninth Annual exhibition of photography at the AQA Gallery. All work shown is a result of the creativity and artistic expression of the photographer. Work shown will be in color or black & white.Curators: Joe Bacher, Bill Seifert and Laurie Rhodes. Everyone is always welcome. And it's free!718-539-5 804.

“The Girls of Summer,” works by Madeline Braisted, Blanche D'Errico, Barbara Firestone, Irene Helm, Siglinda Konrad, Lina LoGiudice, Meg Martin, Clara Walsh will be on exhibit at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston through Aug. 31. 718-225-4917.

“Castle – 6,500 years of Bayside History,” and other exhibits are on display at the Bayside Historical Society Mondays through Saturdays. 718-352-1548.

The art instructors of the National Art League will exhibit their work from Sept. 10 through Sept. 28 at the League,44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Here is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the talented art teachers who offer a range of art lessons at the League from traditional realism to contemporary abstract in all media.They hold classes for adults and for children. A reception will be held on Sun., Sept., 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


The Friends of the Arts Long Island Summer Festival will be presented by Sanjay and Sylvia Kumar for Michael Feinstein on Sat., Aug 25 at 8 p.m. at the Planting Fields Arborteum in Oyster Bay. 516-922-0061.

New Hope Christian Church presents our Annual International Harvest on Dinner on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. International music. Potluck dinner to follow at New Hope Christian Church, 143-55 84th Dr., Briarwood. 718-658-5181.

American Association of University Women Queens,New York Branch. The President and the Board of Directors Invites you and your friends to Celebrate the beginning of our 71st year Afternoon Tea And Reception on Sat., Sept. 15 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 43-01 208th St., Bayside. Meet our sponsors, friends and members. 718-762-1252.

Come to the King Manor Museum and play games like horseshoes, graces, jacks, whip tops, nine pins, and hopscotch. Puzzles are also available. KMM members get in free, otherwise the cost of admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. On Sat., Aug. 25, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., woodsmith Arthur Kirmss is going to recreate hand-made wood objects of the 19th century. Call the king Manor Museum, located inside King Park, Jamaica Ave. and 150 and 153 sts. at 206-0545 for more information.

Adventure on a Shoestring has scheduled a snacks and sights safari of Astoria, the world's largest Greek City outside Greece. The tour will be lead by Howard Goldberg, Shoestring's president and founder who will discuss Greek food customs and traditions and relate the area's fascinating history and exciting present. The tour will end with dinner at an inexpensive Greek restaurant in the neighborhood. Fee: $5. The group meets at 43:30 at the southwest corner of 31 Steet and 30 Ave., Astoria. 212-266-2663.

Mettawee River Theatre Co. and the Shakespeare Project present Communications from a Cockroach and the underside, based on the sketches by Don Marquis will be held on Socrates Sculpture Park from Sept. 1 through 2 at 6 p.m. 212-479-7710.


Irma Wesley, A Queens artist and teacher returns to the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. with a series of illustrated lectures on the include all phases of art. 718-268-5960.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center at 106-06 Queens Boulevard presents the only east coast exhibit featuring the works of world renowned Jewish artist Arthur Szyk commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his death. The Forest Hills Jewish Center houses the 30 foot Aron designed and executed by Mr. Siyk in 1948. The exhibit opening will be on Thurs., Sept. 13 at 7:30 PM. Please join us for an exciting program honoring an artist who is a cherished part of the Synagogue's history. Refreshments will be served 718-264-7000.

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 to the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-699-0005

The History of the Great Hall – the Architecture of the New York Hall of Science is presented by the Hall in 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.

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.

The Acting Workshop of Queens continues 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 Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston presents clasical music meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month October through May at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 718-224-2597.

A Visual Arts Forum is held on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at La Vuelta Bistro, Long Island City. Artists are invited to bring one work of art to share. 718-274-9585.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Kids Painting Workshops on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids have fun while finding a new to express themselves. 718-520-9842.


“Moby Dick.” Orson Welles' adventurous adaptation of Herrnah Melville's novel. Under the direction of Robert Simons, the production will feature professional Equity actors along with a cast of QCC studerits ON 2, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the QCC's Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts. Tickets: $15. 718-631-6284.

Flip Flop produced by LFB Productions at the Marathon Community Center, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglastons on Thurs., 2 at 8 p.m. and Sun., 5 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets: $7. 718-263-0976.

Murder At Temptation Island a murder mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri. 3 at 8 p.m., at The White House, 10-24 154th Street, Whitestone. Admission: $39. 718- 746-1111.

Beach Party Murders!, a murder mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri., Aug. 17 at 8 p.m at RICCARDO'S, 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria. Admission: $40. 718-721-7777.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents an original tango musical, All That Tango/ Todo Tango, conceived by bandoneonista Raul Jaurena and singer Marga Mitchell, under the direction of Angel Gil Orrios, through . 718-729-3880.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, hosts the return of Yloy Ybarra's Ballet Fiesta Mexicana in an all-new show, featuring Mariachi Citlalli. Performances are from 3 to Aug. 12, held on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets: $25, $22, $2 off all tickets on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. 718-729-3880.

Theatre Time Productions presents Room Service by Joan Murray and Allen Boretz. Directed by: Kevein C. Vincent on Fridays, Sept. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m. and Sundays Sept. 16 and 23 at 4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 115-43 149 St., Whitestone. Tickets: $12, $10. 718-391-8697.


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. All poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights and comedians are welcome. 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.


An Adventure in Imagination: Free reading and performance programs by Lisa Lipkin for children under 9 yers old, Wed., 1 at 11 a.m. at Juniper Park upper playground at 80 Street in Middle Village. 212-360-8290.


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.

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


American Red Magen David for Israel is sponsoring a weekend at the Raleigh Hotel in upstate South Fallsburg from 2 through 5. Limited rooms available. Proceeds go to Israel for Emergency Medical Care, Blood and Ambulance. 718-224-7989.

Join the diverse and dedicated group of men and women who help enrich our Queens community, become a Queens Museum of Art volunteer! No experience is necessary. All it takes is a cheerful personality, team spirit, and one morning or afternoon a week. The museum staff provides all training and supports. Benefits include free admission to the QMA as well as many cultural institutions around New York City. If you have an interest in education, art and children, consider becoming a museum decent. A decent is a trained museum interpreter who conducts participatory tours for children grades K through 6 on one morning per week, focusing on the museum's permanent and changing exhibitions. Docents receive training sessions, featuring workshops, lectures on child development and touring techniques, quest speakers, slide lectures, and field trips to other cultural sites. 718-592-9700.



Life Drawing Sessions, drawing from a live model at Women's Studio Center, 43-01 21 St., Suite 216, Long Island City, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission: $15. 718-274-9585.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Kids Painting Workshops on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids have fun while finding a new to express themselves. 718-520-9842.

Acrylic's and Watercolors, Melissa Wolf, Instructor, at Women's Studio Center, 43-01 21 St., Suite 216, Long Island City, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: $35. 718-274-9585.

The Queens County Farm Museum at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, offers a Children's Summer Craft Workshops. Two-week programs are offered from 1 through Aug. 17. Each 2-week session is $40. Classes include a variety of arts & crafts, and farm activities and are designed for children ages 6-10. Classes meet on Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. For children ages 4-5, a storytime, and arts & crafts workshop is offered. Registration is required. 718-347-3276, Ext.14.

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 Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Art Workshops to learn to paint, draw and express yourself. 718 263-8066.