‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Big Secret Theatre
On Thursday, February 4 through Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m., The Queens Players in Greg Cicchino’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” devour the stage in a futuristic version; at The Big Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City; matinee Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m.; tickets are $15, seniors/students $10; call 718-392-0722 or visit www.thequeensplayers.com.
WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVENTS
From 1 to 4 p.m. Photography Exhibition: Visions of Spring – Glimpses of Summer at Voelker Orth Museum Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden, 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing; until February 28; Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays; call 718-359-6227.
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning: Conundrum Express features works by Humberto Duque, Eun Hyung Kim, Zaun Lee, Jaye Moon, and Dario Solman, at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, through Saturday, March 20; call 718-658-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
At 10:30 a.m., LeFrak City Library, 98-30 57th Avenue will present Free English Class: Conversation Club for Speakers of Other Languages. Join the library twice a week to improve your basic English skills. Pre-registration is required at the Adult Reference desk. For more information, call 718-592-7677.
At 2 p.m., Bellerose Library, 250-06 Hillside Avenue will present Help Save a Life: Learn CPR – Free On-Site Training for Adults. The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides adult CPR awareness with hands-on participation to help you learn the core skills of CPR. Knowing CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation can make a difference in saving a family member, friend or co-worker’s life. Preregistration is required at the Information Desk. For more information, call 718-831-8644.
On Friday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside, Sing-A-Long Sound of Music is the audience participation version of the 1965 Oscar winner. Singing along with Julie Andrews is only one part of the fun. Audience members are coached, before the movie starts, on a series of crowd responses. Tickets are $5 and the most enthusiastic participant will be awarded a $100 cash prize. Purchase online at www.visitqpac.org or call 718-631-6311. Song sheets and other fun props/activities supplied.
At 8 p.m., LaGuardia Performance Arts Center presents new work in development, Target Margin Theater: The Really Big One at the Little Mainstage Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street in Long Island City. This is the final developmental phase before mounting the world premiere production in April 2010 at The Ontological at St. Mark’s Church. General Admission free; email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
At 11 a.m., Symphony 101: Strings Attached is a Performance/Workshop by Queens Symphony Orchestra and music director Constantine Kitsopoulos; at Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street; call 718-661-1212.
At 11 a.m., Laurelton Library, 134-26 225th Street will present Financial Health: Managing Credit, Savings and Banking. This innovative seminar provides common sense techniques to help you better manage your finances. In this session, Greta Schneider teaches how to budget and other financial skills that will help you avoid debt and stay financially healthy. For more information, call 718-528-2822.
At 11 a.m., Bayside Library, 214-20 Northern Boulevard, will present Flower Arrangement by Anna Kao. On a first come, first served basis, materials are limited. Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging: from a simple corsage to more complicated arrangements for home, parties, and festivities. For more information, call 718-229-1834.
At 11 a.m., Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, will present Symphony 101: Strings Attached – a Performance/Workshop. Queens Symphony Orchestra and their music director Constantine Kitsopoulos teach children and adults about the different families in the traditional symphonic orchestra. This performance covers the String Family violin, viola, cello and bass. Next performance on February 13 covers World of Winds, the woodwind family. For more information, call 718-661-1200.
At 11 a.m., Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, will present Free Tax Preparation. National Association of Black Accountants continues to provide this free service to the Langston Hughes Community Library patrons every Saturday at 11 a.m., from now until April 11. Patrons are encouraged to bring all their tax related documents. For more information, call 718-651-1100.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scholars, Explorers, Priests: How the Renaissance Gave Us the Modern World; works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Hogarth exhibited at Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard; Also Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Saturday, March 27.; call 718-997-4747 or visit https://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/godwin_ternbach.
At noon, learn Animal Tracking, from scat to tracks at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (Enter at Winchester Boulevard, under the Grand Central Parkway) call 718-846-2731.
At 1 p.m. Where Did They All Go? Find out how plants and animals survive winter at Fort Totten Park Visitor Center; Enter at 212th Street north of Cross Island Parkway; follow signs to building 502; they might even go snowshoeing, weather permitting; call 718-352-1769.
At 2 p.m., a Valentine’s Day Concert: International Love & Folk Songs from around the world by mezzo-soprano Biruta Grunwald and pianist Charlotte Ross Zand; at Flushing Library Lower Level Auditorium, 41-17 Main Street; call 718-661-1212.
At 2 p.m., Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Avenue, will present Naomi Zeitlin performing the music and songs of George and Ira Gershwin. For more information, call 718-465-7355.
At 2 p.m., Cambria Heights Library, 218-13 Linden Boulevard, will present At the Pole. This dramatic presentation gives an account of the journey by African-American Arctic explorer Matthew Henson who, along with Navy Commander Robert Peary, made their legendary discovery of the North Pole at the turn of the 20th century. For more information, call 718-528-3535.
At 2 p.m., Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, will present a Valentine’s Day Concert highlighting love songs from around the world performed by mezzo-soprano Biruta Grunwald and pianist Charlotte Ross Zand. For more information, call 718-661-1200.
At 2 p.m., Steinway Library, 21-45 31st Street will present Resume Writing. Learn how to write a resume at this workshop. For more information, call 718-728-1965.
At 2:30 p.m., Jackson Heights Library, 35-51 81st Street, will present Pathway to U.S. Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge. Topics to be discuss will be Are you ready to be a U.S. Citizen/Introduction to American history. For more information, call 718-899-2500.
At 2:30 p.m., Auburndale Library, 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, will present The Claremont Strings performing romantic ballads, love duets from Mozart and Puccini operas, and other love songs from American standards and musical theater. For more information, call 718-352-2027.
At 6:30 p.m. doors open; Post Time 7 p.m. at “Knight At The Races” by Knights of Columbus Council #12675 at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 92nd Street, Ozone Park; $7.00 person at the door; receive 1 free betting Ticket; must be 18-years-old or over to play; hot dogs, snacks, cake & coffee included; additional beverages available; call Steven at 718-551-2333.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
At 8:30 a.m. Early Birding; meet at Forest Park Nature/Visitor Center, Woodhaven Boulevard & Forest Park Drive; call 718-846-2731.
At 1 p.m. Fort Totten Park: A Century of Building; explore examples of Colonial Revival architecture found on this former military base. Meet at the entrance, 212th Street north of Cross Island Parkway; they might even go snowshoeing, weather permitting; call 718-352-1769.
At 2 p.m. in Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Jewelry Workshop: My Valentine! Led by artist Helaine Katz of Katz Meow; design and create a unique Valentine’s Day 16” or 18”necklace using Swarovski Crystals. Tickets are $40, members pay $35. Call the box office at 718-463-7700 Ext. 222 or visit www.FlushingTownHall.org for more information.
At 2 p.m., Flute Concert: Stephen Josephs; he has performed in Japan, Korea, China, Philippines, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands and more locally. Admission $10; light refreshments served; at Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden, 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing; call 718-359-6227
From 2:30-4:30 p.m. Traveling the Underground Railroad: a Family Quilting Workshop; Education Manager Katrina Raben of Queens Historical Society leads this popular education program in honor of Black History Month; quilting; songs and history of Flushing’s abolitionists; $5 per child; at Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing; call 718-846-2731.
At 3 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present Kakande. Lush vocals, sinewy guitars, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea. For more information, call 718-990-0700.
At 6 p.m. Real Life Student Ministries’ Super Bowl XLIV Viewing Party will be held at Bethlehem Church Family Center, 91-11 Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill; FREE; food & drinks will be served; call 516-967-8102.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Until Friday, February 26, Gallery Vérité is exhibited at the Queens College Art Center at Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing; call 718-997-3700.
At 10 a.m., Elmhurst Library, 86-01 Broadway, will present Mexican Consulate on Wheels, which will be available to help people with their passports or consular IDs. No appointments are necessary. For more information, please call 212-217-6479 or 212-217-6447.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 1 p.m., Hillcrest Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike, will present AARP Tax Help. Free tax preparation for eligible persons Monday afternoons 1 to 5 p.m., from February 1 through April 12 except February 15. No reservations taken – first come, first served. For more information, call 718-454-2786.
At 6 p.m., Baisley Park Library, 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, will present At the Pole. This dramatic presentation gives an account of the journey by African-American Arctic explorer Matthew Henson who, along with Navy Commander Robert Peary, made their legendary discovery of the North Pole at the turn of the 20th century. For more information, call 718-529-1590.
From 6 to 7 p.m., Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, will present Job Information Services. Research information on the Internet; preparation and email of resumes; cover letter interview skills. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 718-326-1390.
At 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present How to Search the Internet to Find a Job. The Job Information Center in collaboration with New York Cares will help you find the most useful web sites when job hunting. You must have basic computer skills and bring your resume. Seating limited – preregistration required. Topics include introduction to Internet job searching; job search assessment; job sites and resumes, applying for jobs and practice session. For more information, call 718-990-0700.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Bring your love story or love poem to be read & after that the February Birthday Party will take place at the Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, suite 202, call 718-268-5960.
At 10:30 a.m., McGoldrick Library, 155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, will present Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn to create slide presentations, change slide layout and slide design, add photos, charts and create handouts. Space is limited, registration required and you must have a library card. For more information, call 718-461-1616.
From 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: Nintendo Wii sports: Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; an instructor is available to help you; call 718-268-5960.
At 1 p.m., Elmhurst Library, 86-01 Broadway, will present Mexican Consulate on Wheels to help people with their passports or consular IDs. No appointments are necessary. For more information, please call 212-217-6479 or 212-217-6447.
At 1 p.m., Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Avenue will present Tax Preparation. Free tax preparation for eligible candidates Tuesdays from February 2 to April 13. For more information, call 718-465-7355.
At 1:30 p.m., Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, will present Census Jobs Test Session. Proctored test for 2010 Census job seekers. Pre-registration is required. Please call 1-866-861-2010 or visit www.2010censusjobs.gov for more details. For more information, call 718-278-2220.
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 – $5 suggested donation from non-members. Free on-site parking available. Call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
At 10 a.m., Elmhurst Library, 86-01 Broadway, will present Mexican Consulate on Wheels to help people with their passports or consular IDs. No appointments are necessary. For more information, please call 212-217-6479 or 212-217-6447.
At 6 p.m., Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, will present Family Health and Safety Workshop for Immigrant Families in collaboration with the Non-Residential Counselor and South Asian Community. Topics will include building healthy relationships; dealing with family conflicts and resources for immigrant families. For more information, call 718-661-1200.
From 6 to 8 p.m., The Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing is hosting a how-to class, I ♥ Worms: Heart-Shaped Compost Cookies; participants get heart-shaped compost cookies for their plants, and learn outdoor and indoor composting. Fee: $5 per person; be prepared to get your hands dirty. Registration is encouraged; call 718-539-5296 or email email@example.com.
At 7 p.m. Year of the Tiger Celebration by the Asian-American Cultural Circle of Unity at Northport Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, LI; free; call 631-261-6930 or visit www.northportarts.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 11 a.m. to noon, Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road has history class led by Al Collins; beginner’s Spanish at noon; call 718-268-5960, Ext. 223 or visit www.queenscommunityhouse.org.
At 4 p.m. Game Day for Tweens and Teens begins at Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156th Avenue; friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers and other board games; snacks are provided; call 718-641-7086.
At 6:30 p.m. the Well Spouse Association, well spouses or partners of the chronically ill and disabled, meets at the St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Road, (corner of Searingtown Road) in Albertson, Long Island; free; call Rose at 516-829-8740 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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, FEBRUARY 11
At 8 p.m. LaGuardia Performance Arts Center presents a two-time Grammy-nominated jazz musician in Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series: Dave Douglas Quintet at the Little Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street in Long Island City. General admission is free; email email@example.com.
A free support group for people suffering from anxiety and depression meets at Zucker Hillside Hospital, 75-59 263rd Street in Glen Oaks, in the Conference Room of the Kaufman Building. Please call group leader, Lori Kalman, at 718-746-3092 before coming; visit www.namiqn.org.
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.
Volunteers wanted at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A) in Roslyn Harbor; enthusiasm for museum work, willingness to learn and desire for service to the community required; call Nancy Barone, Director of Volunteers, at 516-484-9338, Ext. 31.
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.