Ex-Yankee in concert
On Tuesday, November 17 at 8 p.m. Queens College and RADD Present the HSBC Bernie Williams Tolerance Concert In Colden Auditorium at Queens College. The former Yankee, Latin Grammy nominee, Jimmy Owens and pianist/composer Randy Weston bring the band African Rhythms to the stage, to benefit RADD, the Entertainment Industry’s Voice for Road Safety, Unisphere Inc., and the Queens College Foundation. Tickets from $15 to $35; special $150 VIP Package that includes two front orchestra tickets and a Meet-the-Artists Reception; call 718-793-8080, visit www.KupferbergCenterArts.org or the Box Office. Free parking is available. Colden Auditorium is wheelchair accessible and has facilities for the hearing impaired. For special needs please call 718-544-2996.
WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVENTS
On Friday, November 13 & 20 and Saturday, September 14 & 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 15 & 22, at 3 p.m., The Outrageous Fortune Company launches its 17th season with Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a poetic and quirky comedy by Sarah Ruhl, in the intimate Studio theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park; tickets $22 advance/ $25 door; call Box Office 718-760-0064 (credit cards) or 718-428-2500, Ext. 20; season subscriptions available; email OutrageousFortune@RBHofc.com or
On Saturday, November 14 and 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 15 and 22 at
3 p.m. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th Street in Bayside. Jamaica Estates’ own David Yudell [CQ] as Billy Bigelow and local sensation Beverly Bell as Julie Jordan, lead a talented cast of 30 local actors; tickets are $18 for adults; $16 for seniors and children 12-and-under. “Carousel” is presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals (www.rnh.com.) For more information, call the Temple office, 718-428-6363, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
On Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15 at 2 p.m. tour the Fort Totten battlements designed by Robert E. Lee; meet at Building 502, the Visitor Center, at Ordinance and Lee Roads; call 718-352-1769.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
LAST CHANCE: From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. a Farmers’ Market opens in the parking lot of The Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. Enter the parking lot on Crommeling Street, between Blossom and Dahlia Avenues (between College Point Boulevard and Main Street.) The parking lot will close on or about Monday, November 30, until spring; call 718-886-3800, Ext. 230 or visit www.queensbotanical.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. shop the 30th YWCA of Queens Bazaar for low-income women, youth and seniors, at 42-07 Parsons Boulevard in Flushing; quality stuff; great price; call 718-353-4553.
LAST TWO SATURDAYS: 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 Long Island City, next to the Greenmarket. Vendor set-up at 9 a.m.; space available, $25.00 per week, $80.00 for four weeks in advance; call 718-786-9245 or email email@example.com.
At 10 a.m., Fresh Meadows Library located at 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway will present ESOL Classes for Beginners. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 718-454-7272.
At 11 a.m., Central Library located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard will present a Free Health Fair for the Entire Family featuring blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, HIV screenings, health insurance enrollment and counseling, mammogram sign-ups, pre-natal care and more. For more information, call 718-990-0700.
At 11 a.m. meet the Urban Park Rangers and NYC Audubon to learn about Winter Hibernation at Alley Pond Park; no membership necessary; space is limited; register at 718-217-4685; call 212-691-7483 or visit www.nycaudobon.org.
At 2 p.m., Woodside Library located at 54-22 Skillman Avenue will present Potri Ranka Manis who will narrate stories (in English and Tagalog) around traditional dance and music featuring native gong and other traditional instruments. She tells stories in English and Tagalog, accompanied by dancer Kinding Sindaw. For more information, call 718-429-4700.
At 2 p.m., Whitestone Library located at 151-10 14th Road will present How to Get Your Child To Eat Healthy. Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor Susan Cucchiara teaches parents/caregivers about foods children should avoid and techniques to make healthier foods and getting children to eat them. For more information, call 718-767-8010.
At 2 p.m., Forest Hills Library located at 108-19 71st Avenue will present Middle School Choice. The NYC Department of Education has expanded school choice to middle schools in Queens Districts 25 and 28. Learn more about your child options at this interactive program. For more information, call 718-268-7934.
At 2 p.m., Lefferts Library located at 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard will present Pathway to U.S. Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge. Topic to be discussed will be What documents do you need to Present? and Introduction to American government & politics. For more information, call 718-843-5950.
At 2 p.m., North Forest Park Library located at 98-27 Metropolitan Avenue will present vocalist Flo Michaels performing hits of The Marvelettes, Shirelles, Supremes, Mary Wells, Ray Charles and Etta James. For more information, call 718-261-5512.
At 2 p.m., Langston Hughes Library located at 100-01 Northern Boulevard will present An Afternoon of Spoken Word featuring The Afrikana Madonna-Barbara Bethea, Poetess, Redefining Freedom and Rain Maker For more information, call 718-651-1100.
At 2:30 p.m., East Flushing Library located at 196-36 Northern Boulevard will present Jerry Cardone recreating the man and his music with his smooth Sinatra-styled vocals. For more information, call 718-357-6643.
At 2:30 p.m., Jackson Heights Library is located at 35-51 81st Street will present An Afternoon of Cabaret with Castorina and Rose performing musical selections from the Broadway stage and American standards. For more information, call 718-899-2500.
At 7 p.m., the LaGuardia Performance Arts Center presents Pieces of Life by Dina Denis Dance/Dance Into Light, Inc. at the Little Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street in Long Island City. Tickets are $15 advance/$20 door; students $10 Call the box office, 718- 482-5151; visit www.laguardiaperformingarts.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15
At 2 p.m. in Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Cirque du Soleil star Greg Kennedy and dazzling aerialists Sperus perform. Tickets are $12; $10 for Members & Students; Children $8; $6 for Member Children; call 718-463-7700 Ext. 222 or visit www.FlushingTownHall.org.
LAST DAY: 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 11 a.m. Fall Foliage at Highland Park, Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street; Tour with the rangers; “Hue” should be there; call 718-217-4685.
At 1 p.m. in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside, 85-member folk ensemble the Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company performs precision choreography and spirited live music. Tickets are $42, $39, $35; call box office; 718-631-6311 or visit www.visitqpac.org.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16
At 11:30 a.m. Keeping up with Current Events with Raymond Polen is at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; call 718 268-5960, fax 718 268-0295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 1:30 p.m., Kew Gardens Hills Library located at 72-33 Vleigh Place will present Introduction to Modern Art with Lecturer Midori Yamamura who will examine key works and ideas of modern art from late Impressionism to the beginnings of the New York School through a selection of masterpieces in MoMa’s collection. For more information, call 718-261-6654.
At 2 p.m., Flushing Library located at 41-17 Main Street will present Looking for a Job? Learn How to Secure One. Speakers will provide information on careers in: Green Jobs, Health Care Jobs, Retail, Hospitality. For more information, call 718-661-1200.
At 2 p.m., Middle Village Library located at 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue will present vocalist/guitarist Naomi Zeitlin performing memorable music of Hart, Hammerstein, Ebb, Parrish and more. For more information, call 718-326-1390.
At 6:30 p.m., LeFrak City Library located at 98-30 57th Avenue will present Learn How to Protect Your Identity Online. Gain knowledge about popular online scams, how hackers use the Internet to take personal information from any computer you use, and how to protect your identity when using social networks. The library is. For more information, call 718-592-7677.
At 7:30 p.m. FREE CELESTIAL FIREWORKS SHOW: view the Leonids Meteor Shower at Fort Totten Park. See up to 40 meteors per hour. The sun sets at 4:37 p.m.; the new moon sets at 4:13 p.m. This promises the best viewing since 2001; meet at the front gate, 212th Street north of the Cross Island Parkway; call 718-352-1769.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
At 11 a.m., Long Island City Library located at 37-44 21st Street will present The Rights of Relatives in Family Court workshop designed for relatives caring for the children of family members. Learn how to understand family court and your legal rights. For more information, call 718-752-3700.
At 1 p.m., Forest Hills Library located at 108-19 71st Avenue will present an AARP Driving Class for seniors who wish to reduce insurance rates. For more information, call 718-268-7934.
At 2:30 p.m., Maspeth Library located at 69-70 Grand Avenue will present Jerry Cardone recreating the man and his music with his smooth Sinatra-styled vocals. For more information, call 718-639-5228.
At 4 p.m., Pomonok Library located at 158-21 Jewel Avenue will present Free CPR Training. The CPR Mobile Unit will be on hand to train in basic CPR skills which teach you how to provide immediate help to persons in need before emergency responders arrive. You could possibly save a life. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 718-591-4343.
At 6 p.m., Jackson Heights Library located at 35-51 81st Street will present Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? For more information, call 718-899-2500.
At 6 p.m., The Bayview Bridge Club, a not-for-profit organization of bridge players, meets at Church of the Resurrection, 100-17 32nd Avenue in East Elmhurst; call club president Ted Harvin at 516-209-7864.
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.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
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.
At 10 a.m., Langston Hughes Library located at 100-01 Northern Boulevard will present free Citizenship Classes – Families Building Communities. The Committee for Hispanic Children & Families, Inc. is offering history & civic classes to individuals interested in filing for U.S. citizenship. Assistance with the application process is also available. For more information, call 718-651-1100.
At 10 a.m., Flushing Library The library is located at 41-17 Main Street will present Exporting in the Current Economic Climate. David Román, Export Assistance Specialist of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Toni Corsini, Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group, of the Small Business Administration, will discuss the steps needed and the help available to make your venture a profitable one. For more information, call 718-661-1200.
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 email@example.com or visit www.queenscommunityhouse.org.
At 6:30 p.m., Central Library located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard will present Polish Your Resume. Bring a copy of your resume on disk; volunteers will guide you through editing and producing a professional quality resume using Cyber Center computers. Participants must have keyboard, mouse experience. Preregistration is required at the Job Information Center. For more information, call 718-990-0700.
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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
At 7:30 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image presents 2001: A Space Odyssey at Queens Theatre in the Park, 1968-, 141 minutes. Directed by Stanley Kubrick; members pay $8, non-members pay $10; call Box Office 718-760-0064; museum at 718-784-0077 or visit www.movingimage.us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Saint Michael’s Cemetery at 7202 Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst is offering pre-need plans for purchase of memorial property, with payment from three to five years and as little as 10 percent down; monthly billing available, call 718-278-3240.