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Chamber Orchestra, Kirtan Singing, Water Color Classes…AND MORE

On Sunday, November 1 at 2 p.m., Kupferberg Center Performances presents the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin in the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing. Program includes works by Elgar, Shostakovich, Bach and Dvorak; tickets are $36, $34 for seniors and students, available online at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org ($1 per ticket surcharge applies), by phone at 718-793-8080 or at the Colden Center Box Office at Queens College.


On Friday, October 30 thru Sunday, November 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick Your Own Pumpkin at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. It’s a fun farm treat for the whole family, also on weekdays; price of pumpkins is based on their size; call 718-347-3276 or visit www.queensfarm.org.

LAST WEEKEND: On Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 at 1 p.m. help wrap up Catapult Month at the NY Hall of Science, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, at 47-01 111th Street in Corona. Learn about the history and science of these “engines;” at 1 p.m. bring a pumpkin and watch Hall of Science staffers hurl it across the field with their large outdoor catapult. All events are free except the Catapult Family Workshop; call 718-699-0005 or email cnordin@nyscience.org.

On Saturday, October 31 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, November 1 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, opens the Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison; adults $8; children ages 4 to11 $5; ages 3-and-under free.


At 8 p.m., Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (at Sanford Avenue) in Flushing, presents the “Kirtan Rabbi” Andrew Hahn, who weaves traditional Jewish liturgy and musical modes into “call-and-response” form of singing called Kirtan, originally from India. Admission is free; some free parking available adjacent to synagogue; call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.


At 10 a.m., Fresh Meadows Library at 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway will present ESOL Classes. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 718-454-7272.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hunters Point Community Development Corporation has an Eco-friendly marketplace open to local artists, crafts people, farmers, designers and performers. Hunters Point Hidden Treasures is at Vernon Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Long Island City, next to the Greenmarket. Vendor set-up at 9 a.m.; space available, $25 per week, $80 for four weeks in advance; call 718-786-9245 or email artforqueens@gmail.com.

At 2 p.m., Forest Hills Library at 108-19 71st Avenue will present a Halloween Concert with Mezzo-soprano Biruta Grunwald and pianist Charlotte Ross Zand, who will perform a medley of scary songs, romantic French and Italian ballads, and Broadway favorites. For more information, call 718-268-7934.

At 2 p.m., Flushing Library at 41-17 Main Street will present Korean Music and Dance directed by Youngmi Ha, executive director of the Donghwa Cultural Foundation, Inc. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

At 3 p.m., Queens Village Library at 94-11 217th Street will present Folklore, Music and Dance from India featuring traditional stories and folktales from Indian culture performed in colorful costumes, with music and Indian dance and drama performed by Abha B. Roy and the Srijan Dance Center. For more information, call 718-776-6800.


From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is hosting the 3rd Annual Science Farmers’ Market open-air exhibit with produce from local farmers, science handouts and live demonstrations on the benefits of a balanced diet and the importance of supporting community farms. Free; call 718-699-0005.

At noon, observe Fall Foliage at Kissena Park; meet at the entrance at Rose and Oak Avenues; “Hue” should be there; call 718-217-4685.

At 1 p.m., tour the Fort Totten battlements; meet at Building 502, the Visitor Center, at Ordinance and Lee Roads; call 718-352-1769.

At 3 p.m., Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard will present Inkarayku, which is a Quechua word that means “because of the Incas.” Led by founder Andres Jimenez, the group seeks to preserve and promote Andean arts and culture through the performance and education of indigenous music forms that have evolved into the contemporary Mestizo music heard today. For more information, call 718-990-0700.


At 11:30 a.m., Water Color classes with Helen Magrisso at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; call 718 268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

At 5:30 p.m., East Elmhurst Library at 95-06 Astoria Boulevard will present Pathway to U.S. Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge. Part 3 – What are common barriers to naturalization?/American culture & geography. For more information, call 718-424-2619.

At 6 p.m., Baisley Park Library at 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard will present Baisley Park Cancer Action Council where a group of community leaders will discuss community health issues and make plans for action in Far Rockaway. Contact 718-990-5197.


From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Life’s WORC, the organization dedicated to helping special children, presents an Autism Across the Lifespan Conference at the Pennsylvania Hotel, 401 7th Avenue (at 33rd Street) in Manhattan; call Rosemary Barlone, 516-741-9000 Ext. 253.

At 9 a.m., take a Fitness Walk Along the Water along scenic Joe Michael’s Mile and participate in other fitness activities along the way, sponsored by The Fitness Consultant. Meet at the entrance to Fort Totten Park, 212th Street north of the Cross Island Parkway; call 718-352-4793.

At 6 p.m., Jackson Heights Library at 35-51 81st Street will present Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? Alzheimer’s Support Group for family members/caregivers of those suffering with Alzheimer’s to share experiences and find out about local resources in Queens. For more information, call 718-899-2500.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m., a Woman’s Group meets in Forest Hills to talk, and in the process improve their relationships. Members will give and receive support and practice direct communication. The group will be led by a licensed clinical social worker; call Heidi Elias at 718-371-8916.

At 7:30 p.m., The Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (between Sanford Avenue and Main Street) in Flushing, is offering a Mindfulness Meditation class, led by Rabbi Michael Weisser. Open to all; appropriate for beginners or experienced in meditation. Free for members; $10 for non-members; free on-site parking available. Call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.


At 10 a.m., Langston Hughes Library at 100-01 Northern Boulevard will present Citizenship Classes – Families Building Communities. Free citizenship classes. The Committee for Hispanic Children & Families, Inc. is offering history and civic classes to individuals interested in filing for U.S. citizenship. Assistance with the application process is also available at 100-01 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-651-1100.

At 11 a.m., Steinway Library at 21-45 31st Street will present First Time Home Buyers Workshop. Find out if you are eligible for a first time homebuyer’s tax credit. For more information, call 718-728-1965.

From 11 a.m. to noon, Kew Gardens Community Center, a program of the Queens Community House, located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, hosts a history class for enthusiasts led by Al Collins. Call director Bari Goltzman at 718 268-5960, Ext. 223, email bgoltzman@queenscommunityhouse.org or visit www.queenscommunityhouse.org.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The National Art League of Douglaston, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, hosts Watercolor Classes with Diane Lieberman, instructor. Beginners welcome, demonstration, instruction and critique at each session. Fee: $20 per class. For more information, call 718-969-1128.

From 8 to 9:30 p.m., the Samuel Field Y at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway has “High Beginner” Line Dancing Classes with instructor Lynn Martino. Open dancing between and after classes; free refreshments, snacks and holiday parties. Entry fee $8 per person; call 347-693-8300 for information. Ten-week beginners program (from 6:30 to 8 p.m.) starts soon.



At 11 a.m. Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, has Meditation with Instructor Ronnie. Call 718 268-5960 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Center for the Women of New York’s Women’s Support Group meets in Room 325 at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. For information or an interview appointment, call 718-793-0672.


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