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Auditions/­Rehearsals

Dream A Dream Productions, A new, non-equity theatrical company will hold auditions. on Sat., April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills. Scripts of well-known comedic and dramatic scenes will be provided to individuals who wish to read. 718-268-7934.

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

Casting for a presentation of RAGS being presented at the New Flushing Town Hall Theatre, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. Rehearses from April and May through June 7-17. All roles open. Seeking excellent m/f, singers/actors oif all ages, seeking a young boy with excellent singing voice for makor role. Prepare 16 barsm bring pics and resume. 718-463-7700.

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.

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.

Beari Productions will hold auditions for their musical revenue "Magical Moments IV-Juke Saturday Nite" April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Harbor Road, Middle Village. 718-736-1263.

Concerts

Brazilian Soul, featuring De Bora and John Watts will be presented on Sat., April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Hollis Branch Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., Hollis. 718-465-7355.

Masters of Afro-Cuban Jazz Bobby Sanabria and iQuarteto Ache will perfom at Queens Theatre in the Park. on Fri., May 5 at 8 p.m. at Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Preceding the concert, Mr. Sanabria will lead a special lecture demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Preceding the concert, Mr. Sanabria will perform his solo lecture demonstration, Clave The Key: A Rhythmic Journey From Africa to the New World. The lecture demonstration will be held from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tickets: $24, $22, $18, $15. 718-760-0064.

The Marriage Of Music And Poetry, featuring The Long Island Composers Alliance. Enjoy an afternoon of classical music inspired by poetry on Sat., April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Flushing Branch Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 718-268-7934.

Bach To The Future, Virtuoso guitarist Andrew Schulman performs in a solo recital from classical music to jazz to pop, including the works of Bach, Kern, Ellington and more on Sat., April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Fresh Meadows Branch Public Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows. 718-454-7272.

From Swing To Samba, featuring singer and songwriter Lalia Madriguera will be held on on Sat., April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Seaside Branch Public Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park. This versatile program is sure to capture the hearts of music lovers everywhere, in this combination of American pop, swing and ballads with classic Latin rhythms. 718-634-1876.

Carnegie Hall/Citibank Neighborhood Concert, Featuring the American Brass Orchestra performing a variety of music from the Italian Renaissance and the Baroque era, all the way to ragtime and jazz on Sat., April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at East Elmhurst Branch, 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, Elmhurst. 718-424-2619.

Korean Mask, Dance, Songs, Storytelling, Soh Young Lee-Segredo spins stories around Korean songs and dance, including "Older Brother-Younger Brother," "The Rabbits and a Tiger," and "Korean Cinderella." She also will perform a mask dance and sing "Arirang," a Korean folksong on Tues., April 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 718-661-1200.

Carnegie Hall/Citibank Neighborhood Concert, Featuring classical guitarist Eliot Fisk will be held on Sat., April 14 at 2 pm. at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71 Ave. Forest Hills. 718-268-7934.

A Tribute To Sarah Vaughan, featuring Dorothy Parks and the Ray McKinley Quartet will be held on Mon., April 30 at 7 p.m. at St. Albans Branch, 191-05 Linden Boulevard., St. Albans. 718- 528-8196.

A Festival Of Popular, Classical, Folk Music, with Boris and Lev Veksler will be held on Sat., April 23 at 3 p.m. at the Steinway Branch, 21-45 31 Street, Long Island City. 718-728-1965.

An Afternoon Of Light Classical Music, A spring concert, with the Long Island String Quartet will be held on Sat., April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Flushing Branch Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 718-661-1200.

A Classical Music Concert In Auditorium with pianist Rouben Aivazowsky and soprano Helena Konareva will be held on Fri., April 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Flushing Branch Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 718-661-1200.

Broadway star, recording artist and fan favorite Linda Eder will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Fri. April 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 212-307- 7171.

St. John's University's Department of Fine Arts will host its 11th Annual Piano Benefit Concert for the Fine Arts Scholarship Fund, on April 4, at 8 p.m. in Marillac Auditorium, Queens Campus. Anne Cavolo Tedesco will be performing works by Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Brahms. Tickets: $7, $14. 718-990-6567.. Tickets: $32.50. 212-307-7171.

With confidence, maturity, and an indisputable voice, Taylor Dayne stands out as on of music's most dynamic artists. Taylor Dayne performs at Westbury Music Fair on Sun., April 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets: 32.50. 212-307-7171.

Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Wed., May 20 at 8 p.m

Kenny Loggins, known for hits such as "Footloose," "Forever," "This Is It," and many more performs at Westbury Music Fair on Thurs., April 26 at 8 pm. Tickets: $40. 212-307-7171.

Anne Murray comes to Westbury Music Fair on Sun., April 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $40. 212-307-7171.

Twin brothers Evan and Jaron will perform live in concert at Westbury Music Fair on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $22.50. 212-307-7171.

Hillcrest Jewish Center has secured several tickets for the Sun., April 29 Avi Albrecht and Dudu Fisher performance at Colden Center in Queens College which will also Feature the Queens Symphany Orchestra with Arthur Fagan conducting. The performance will be in celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaot and will start at 7 p.m. Tickets: $23.. Chairpersons of the concert for Hillcrest Jewish Center are Sylvia and Murray Marks, 718-740-0842 and Edith Frank, 718-969-0437.

Jerry Vale enjoys a reputation as one of the finest singers in popular music today. Together, Jerry Vale and Don Cornell will entertain at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., May 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32.50. 212-307-7171.

Melding jazz, funk rock, soul and R&B, the Tower of Power and Average White Band will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., April 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 212-307-7171.

James David Christie will perform the art of the fugue at the Colden Center at Queens College on April 22 at 2 p.m. 718-793-8080.

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.

B.B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., April 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $40. 212-307-7171.

The works of Mozart, Verdi, Haydn, Still and R. Strauss, featuring violin soloist Allan Schiller, will be presented at Service Now for Adult Persons 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Wed., Mar. 14 at 1 p.m.; AARP of Auburndale Lutheran Church, 44-10 192 St. on Wed., April 18 at 1:15 p.m. 718-776-5914.

The Queens Museum of Art highlights a range of compelling glass works in "Heart of Glass," on display through May 27. Seven international artists 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, folklore, myths, and history. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

Comedy

Representing the best of the Borscht Belt comedians, Freddie Roman, Mal Z. Lawrence, Dick Capri and special guest Jack Carter will bring Catskills On Broadway 2001 to Westbury Music Fair on Sun., May 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $35. 212-307-7171.

Rodney Dangerfield returns to Westbury Music Fair for the first time in nine years on Fri., April 27 and Sat. April 28. Both performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets: $50. 212- 307-7171.

Intellectualizing everyday stuff has made George Carlin a legend! He will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Thurs., May 10, Fri., May 11, and Sat., May 12. All shows begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $35. 212-307-7171.

Dancing

Ballroom Dancing, Learn ballroom dancing with professional dancer/instructor Carol Kaminski on Wed., April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills. 718-268-7934.

OLBS presents the year 2001 spring dance for singles 25-49 on April 21 at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Church, 34-24 203 St, from 8:30 to 1 a.m. Tickets: $20, includes a buffet, beer, wine, soda, munchies, tea, coffee, cake and door prizes. 71-445-6538.

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.

Join the Long Island Single's chapter of ORT for an afternoon of Line Dancing on Sun., April 22 at 1 p.m., at The Inn at Great Neck, 30 Cuttetmill Road, Great Neck.Maria Perone will give a dance lesson at 2:30 PM. Come early for a light Buffet. Admission is $15. Call Harriet 718-465-1774.

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.

Exhibits/D­emonstrati­ons

St. John's University will host the 7th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition on view through April 27 at the Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Hall. 718-990-7476.

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

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-15 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, presents the first U.S. retrospective of the work of Italian artist Luigi Ontani from through May 6. Admission: $5, 42. 718-784-2084.

Glenford John of Queens will exhibit his amyork at the Hollis Branch, 202-05 Hillside Avenue, from April 18 through May 16. He is one of the finalists in the 18th Annual Individual Artists Showcase, which is a juried competition sponsored by the Queens Borough Public Library and the Alliance of Queens Artists. The other finalists' shows will be scheduled later in the year, at Queens Libraries throughout the borough. Admission to all exhibits is free. He is a resident of Ozone Park and an accomplished artist who works in a variety of mediums. Most of his work incorporates his love for nature and his love of people. With his contemporary style, He is a native of Dominica, catches the essence ofthe Caribbean lifestyle in his art. 718-990-0700.

The New York Hall of Science presents "Psychology: It's More Than You Think" through April 29 , including the Living Carpet in the Great Hall. 718-699-0005.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., presents "Sequined Surfaces: Haitian Vodoun Flags" now through April 20. 718-658-7400.

The 71st annual Spring Open Juried Exhibition of the National Art League will be presented May 7 to June 8. $1,500 in awards. All media except photography, judged by Charlotta Kotik, curator of the Brooklyn Museum. Send a self-adrressed, stamped envlope for prospectus to: Open Show, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 718-224-4953

Vasile Valeanu of Ridgewood will exhibit his artwork at the Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71 Ave., from May 2 through May 30. He is one of the finalists in the 18th Annual Individual Artists Showcase, which is a juried competition sponsored by the Queens Borough Public Library and the Alliance of Queens Artists. The other finalists' shows will be scheduled later in the year, at Queens Libraries throughout the borough. Admission: free. 718-990-0700.

Events

Borough President Claire Shulman will install Joseph Farber, partner in the law firm of Previte, Farber and Rosen, P.C., as President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's 89th Annual Meeting on Wed., April 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Terrace On The Park at 52-11 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Shulman will also install Joseph R. Ficalora, Chairman, President and CEO of Queens County Savings Bank - A Division of New York Community Bank, as Treasurer of the Chamber. Tickets: $42, $390. 718-898-8500.

"Reflections of the Holocaust" A Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Memorial Day presentation entitled "Reflections ofthe Holocaust" will be held on Sun., April 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary ofthe Briarwood Jewish Center, 139-06 86Ave., Briarwood. The program will feature two prominent guest speakers, Elly Gross and Rabbi Mordechai Kraft. 718)657-5151.

Celebrate Spring, You are cordially invited to join us for High Tea, High Tea, "Tea Tempers the Spirits and Harmonies the Mind," Confucius at the Manos Residence, 240-02 42 Ave., Douglaston, NY on Sat., May 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat., May 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $25 perperson. The Day of Your Choice. RSVP 718-428-2150 by April 23.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, on the corner of Bell Boulevard and 36th Avenue, Bayside will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Sat., April 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 718-229-5770.

April Showers Bring May Flowers, Actress and professional storyteller Lynnette Braxton brings her springtime medley of stories about love, nature, laughter, newness and life to listeners and shares international tales exploring the power of love on Sat., April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Ozone Park Branch Public Library, 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park. 718-845-3127.

Meet author/playwright, Mark Donnelly, who will discuss his works on Sat., April 7 at the North Hills Branch Public Library, 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-225-3550.

Meet Paul Robeson, Jr., author of The Undiscovered Paul Robeson; The Early Years, 1898-1939 on Sat., April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona. The long-awaited, untold, inside story of the rise of the legendary actor, singer, scholar and activist, as told by his son. 718-651-1100.

An Afternoon Of Haitian Storytelling, For Storytelling Month. Presented in English and Haitian-Creole by professional storyteller and educator. Lily Cerat, who performs, "Kric? Krac!" will be held On Sat., April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Cambria Heights Branch Public Library, 220-20 Linden Boulevard. 718-528-3535.

Chinese Storytelling With Music And Dance, with Margaret Yuen, Director of Red Silk Dancers, weaves best-loved legends from China, "Huan Mu Lan" and "Flying to the Moon" together with dance, music, costumes and audience participation will be held on Mon., April 9 at 4 p.m. at the Auburndale Branch Public Library, 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing. 718-352-2027.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens invites students between 5 and 12 years old to "Introduction to Music," starting April 9. The classes will take place on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at ARROW Community Center on 35th Avenue, Astoria. 718-261-7664

Viva L'italia, Lyric Soprano Rosa Santoro and Friends present a program of Italian and Neapolitan songs and arias on Sat., April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Steinway Branch Public Library, 21-45 31 Street, Long Island City. 718-728-1965.

Carnival in the Apple Orchard at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Florall Park on Saturday and Sunday April 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $6. 718-347-3276.

The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, presents its annual Antique Auto Show on April 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults: $4, Children (12 and under) $1. Members of the New York Antique Auto Club will exhibit over 200 cars (1972 and older) on the grounds of the Farm Museum. Vendors will be selling automobile memorabilia and niore. Petting zoo, hayrides, entertainment, museum gift shop, our greenhouse plant shop and food will be available. 718-347- FARM.

A Rufus Egg Hunt will be held Saturday April 14 at 1 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 90-04 161 St., Jamaica. Admission. $2 per child, free for accompanying adults. 718-206-0545.

An Adult Tennis Party will be held on April 14 and April 28 at Alley Pond Tennis Center, 79-20 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Admission $30 per person, $50 per couple. 718-264-2600.

The Fillipino American Human Services, Inc. will hold its First Benefit Gala at the residence of Lolda Nicolas Lewis, who is the Honorary Gala Chair on May 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 212-797-9711.

The Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck will present Chinese Auction And Dessert on Sat., April 28 at 7 p.m. Admission: $3 for adults and children under 6 are free. 718 229-2534.

Exhibits

Queensborough Community College's Holocaust Resource Center and Archives will present "Janusz Korczak's Warsaw" Through June 30, 2001. 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.-4 p.m. Free event. 718-225-1617

"Library Exhibit." A small exhibit featuring scenes of Asia will be on exhibit at the Kurt R. Schmeller Library, from April 1 through April 30 during Library hours. Free event. In celebration of Asian-American Heritage Month. Elayne Gardstein, coordinator. 718-631-6227.

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.

Eileen Castro of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music leads and informal chorus song show tunes, folk songs, classical, and popular songs every Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at . The Kew Gardens Community Center, 8O-O2 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens Performers join old friends and new ones at the Center s concert piano and sing soft or loud 1n groups or solo. No training is required. 718-268-5960.      

Queensborough Comunity 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.

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 through May 27. 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 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 Hallin 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.

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

Annual Easter egg hunt at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park on Sat., April 14, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission: $ 3. Free Parking. The Farm Museum will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the orchard. Egg hunts will be ongoing throughout the day. " Whiskers" the bunny will be hopping around the Farm to greet the children. Dance the "Bunny-Hop", play egg toss and egg rolling games on the farmhouse lawn. Visit the animals and take a hayride. 718-347-FARM.

The Queens Library Foundation will hold a Gala Dinner Dance on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, Long Island. The event will be co-chaired by Queens Borough Public Library Trustees Mary. Ann Mattone and Joseph Ficalora (who is also Chairman, President and CEO of New York Community Bank). Proceeds will benefit the Futures Fund, an endowment to purchase children's books and provide free children's programs at Queens Library. All are invited. Honorees will be Claire Shulnan, Queens Borough President; Robert Donohue, Senior Vice President Electrical Operations, Con Edison; and Charles Hamm, Chairman, CEO and President, Independence Community Bank. 718-990-8632.

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.

Kids who want to produce their own cartoons and animation sketches can learn how at the Forest Hills Community House, at JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St., Kew Gardens, on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will continue until May 3. Space is limited and registration is required. 718-592-5757.

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 each week. 718-224-2597.

Festivals

The Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck will present its 123rd Strawberry Festival will be on Sat, June 16, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. On Sale will be cakes, berries, ice cream, jewelry, white elephant, plants, baked goods hot dogs and chili. Entertainment Music, special performances and games for the children. Thank you for providing this valuable Community Service. 718 229-2534.

Instructio­n/lectures

Traditional Greek folk dances are taught weekly at the Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave., 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. ( ages 6-10) and 7:15 p.m. (ages 10-14) 718-726-7329.

Performances

The Adrean Players present Cole Porters' "Anything Goes' on April 27, 28 at 8 p.m. April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. and may 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. at Andrean Hall at St. Andrew Avellino Church, 158 St at Northern Boulevard, Flushing. Tickets: $10, $7. 718-747-2611.

Queens Theatre in the Park presents the internationally known Ballet Hispanico for four performances on Sat., April 28 at 3 p.m. 8 p.m. and Sun., April 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $27, $25, $21, $17. 718-760-0064.

"Crazy For You," will be presented by Queensborough Community College's Professional Performing Arts Series on Sat., April 14 at 8 p.m. This 1930s style musical comedy Is the winner of nine Tonys and is filled with immortal musical gems. Remaining tickets are $26 and $23. 718-631-6311.

Stories, Music And Dance of the Southern Philippines, Potri Ranka Manis spins stories around traditional dance and music featuring kulintang (native gong) and other traditional instruments in a cultural performance on Sat., April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Hollis Branch Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., Hollis 718-465-7355.

Donna McKechnie, Tony-Award winning star of A Chorus Line will perform at Queens Theatre in the Parke on Fri., May 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $24, $22, $18, $15. 718-760-0064.

Queens Theatre in the Park, one of the five cultural institutions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari and her Jazz Quartet on Sunday, April 15 at 3 pm. Tickets: $24. $22 for seniors (65+), $15 for young audiences. 718-760-0064.

The Legends, a tribute to show business legends Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Sophie Tucker and Fanny Brice, by singing sensations Stan Edwards and Linda Ipanema. Their performing chemistry together brings out the musical magic of yesteryear's singing stars on Sat., April 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Broadway Branch Public Library, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City. 718-721-2462.

Stories And Songs: David Massengill, critically acclaimed folk singer/songwriter, shares stories of growing up, friends and family, that bring back memories of real events and made up ones, too on Sat., April 14 at 2 p.m. at the North Hills Branch Public Library, 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-225-3550.

Dixieland And Straight Ahead Jazz, with the Linda Ipanema Quartet perform Dixieland favorites like "Jelly Roll," "Shimmy Like My Sister Kate," and "Lulu's Back in Town," as well as jazz selections, "It Don't Mean A Thing," and more on Sat., April 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Jackson Heights Branch Public Library, 35-51 81 St., 718-899-2500.

Little Anthony and the Imperials and Lou Christie will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., May 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32.50. 631-888-9000.

Queens Theatre in the Park, one ofthe five cultural institutions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents the a cappella quintet Street Sounds for two performances, Sat., April 7 at 8 p.m. and Sun., April 8 at 3 p.m. Street Sounds performs as one of the events in the Fieet Black Cultural Arts Series. Tickets: $16. $12. 718-760-0064.

Theatre Workshop Entertainment Ltd at the Fantasy Playhouse, 317 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook presents The Magic Basket, on Sundays April 7, 14 and 21 at 1 p.m., Saturdays April 9, 10, 16 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday April 12 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $8. 516-599-1982.

Queens Theatre in the Park, one of the five cultural institutions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents the Children's Orchestra Society's Young Symphonic Ensemble in Meet The Orchestra on Sat., April 7 at 11 a.m. and l p.m. : $8,. $6. 718-760-0064.

Queens Theatre in the Park, one of the five cultural institutions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents Broadwway Song and Dance man The Music of Jerry Herman. The one night only performance on Fri., April 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $24. $22 for seniors (65+), $15 for young audiences (7-18) and $ 18 for . 718- 760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased at the benefit price of $25 from the Queens Gay and Lesbian Pride Committee at 718-460-4064.

Children's spring break performance with Steve Johnson's Magic Variety Show will be Tues., April 10 at 1 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. Illusion and dramatic escape. Tickets: $5, $3. 718-358-0067.

The Mystery of Great Blue Heron Marsh will be held on Wed., April 11 from 10:45 p.m. at Alley Pond Enviromental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $6 non members, $4 non members, $2 per adult. 718-229-4000.

The Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King, Andrew Dice Clay, brings his street smart, sex obssessed persona to Westbury Music Fair on Fri., April 13 and 14. Tickets: $45. 212-307-7171.

Theatre Workshop Entertainment Ltd at the Fantasy Playhouse, 317 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" on April 12 at 4 p.m. and April 7 and 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. 516-599-1982.

Poetry

Open Mic Nights, For local poets, singer, dancers, writers, playwrights, storytellers, who want five minutes at the microphone on Thurs., April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona. Musical accompaniment cannot include live bands, unless performing acoustically, due to time constraints. 718-651-1100.

Poetry And Prose With Caribbean Poet Churaumanie Bissundyal will he held on Wed., April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Lefferts Branch Public Library, 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill. 718-843-5950.

The Poetry of Langston Hughes: Actor David Mills will perform a program of poetry by the great American poet, Langston Hughes, in celebrationof National Poetry Month on Fri., April 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the South Hollis Branch Public Library, 204-01 Hollis Ave., Hollis. 718-465-6779.

Poetry in Music, Featuring Darcel Holloway in a reading of poetry by classic poets such as Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni and Langston Hughes, as well as from poems set to music on Sat., April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Hollis Branch Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., Hollis. 718)-465-7355.

The Bay Terrace Branch, 18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bay Terrace hosts a Poetry Reading with Anne Marie Macari, author of Ivory Cradle, on Sat., April 21 at 2 p.m. Queens native Anne Marie Macari reads from, and invites the audience to discuss, her first book of poetry, Ivory Cradle. Her book is the winner of the 2000 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. Ms. Macari's poetry has previously been published injournals such as Field, Triquarterly, and The Ohio Review, as well as in the anthology, Models ofthe Universe. 718-423-7004.

LaGuardia Community College is holding on April 23 a free poetry performance event where the public is invited to read and listen to poetry. "Poetry Slam of 2001" will be held at the college's Little Theater at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 718-482-5658.

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.

"The Marriage of Music and Poetry" featuring The Long Island Composers Alliance playing classical music inspired by poetry, is scheduled for Sat., April 21, from 3:15 p.m to 4:15 p.m. at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St. 718-661-1200.

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