Oratorio Society Of Queens, under the artistic direction of David Close, invites singers to join in the 75th anniversary celebration of our group. Weekly rehearsals will begin Monday, Jan., 7 at 7:45 pm in the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue in Flushing. No choral experience is necessary. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and have a simple listening audition. Newcomers are requested to arrive at 7:30. Our spring program will include highlights from great choral masterpieces. For information call 718-460-0726.
Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Meetings held Wednesdays and Fridays. 718-347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 718-224-2729.
The Barbershop Harmony Societys Queens chapter 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 175th St., Flushing. 718-468-8416.
National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston adds an evening Portrait class to weekly schedule. Dan Slapo, well known representational artist with 3S years as an instructor has brought his drawing & painting class to the NAL. The class will be held every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dan Slapo has received many awards for his pastel paintings from major competitions, and his work has been published in a number of prestigious publications. Artists at all levels of proficiency are invited to attend. 718-428-1859.
Learn to draw and paint during an instruction workshop Thursdays at Alliance of Queens Artists, 991-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.
Kids painting workshops held Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills. 718-520-9842.
Portrait drawing for novices taught by Esther Kirchevsly at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.
Free Drama/Acting Class for Teens, ages 10-17 at The Poppenhusen Instiitute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Ages 10-12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and ages 13-17 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 718-358-0067
Free Youth Choral Group for Ages 10-16 The Poppenhusen Instiitute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 718-358-0067.
Romantic Masterpieces for Piano, Violin, Music of Beethoven, Brahms, Franck and others duets with Pianist Anita Gelber, Violinist Pamela Sixfin at the Community Church of Douglaston, 34-50 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 718-229-2169.
Perfomers sing in groups and as a full chorus 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.
Romantic masterpieces for Piano and Violin; Pianist Anita Gelber, Volinst Pamela Sixfin. The music of Beethoven, Brahms, Franck and others performed as duets by Ms Gelber. Tickets: $60, $45, $20, $17.50. 718-229-4529.
DNA 22 34th Ave., Queens presents DNA Friday on Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb., 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1 and at 10 p.m. Cost: $20.
DJ's Nick Planet, Chris the ''Greek,'' Teddy GQ, and Geo Roc spin the best house, hip-hop, reggae and freestyle every Friday night. 718-784-1822.
ANIBC Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside, offers Line Dance Evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Kicken Up Country. Donation: $6 No partner needed. Dance Instruction and Music by Ira and Ellen. 718-939-4936.
Open house of country line dancing classes at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point. Come to learn what its all about. Future classes will be held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for beginners ($5 a class) and 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for intermediate ($6 per class). Instructors: Ira and Ellen Lengel. 718-358-0067
Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers offers lessons in ballroom, Latin, tango, swing, savoy lindy, salsa, mambo and wedding dances in Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Bayside. 718-891-4209.
Ballroom dancing held Wednesdays at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 718-268-2800.
Irish dancing lessons with all-Ireland dancing champion Niall OLeary are offered at Yeats Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd., Bayside, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.
Ballroom dancing hosted by Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, Fridays at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.
Free line dance lessons hosted by Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, Mondays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.
Israeli and folk dance class is held Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209th Street and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors: Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363.
The Bicycle Takes Off: From Boneshaker to Boom presented by The New York Hall Of Science 47-01 111 St. Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the month of January and Feb., 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Cost: $7.50, $5 children and seniors. 718-699-0005
Susan Wolsborn: Kinesthesia on display at Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing on Jan. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31; Feb. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $5, $2.50 students and seniors. 718-592-9700
Janet Cardiff Exhibit will be on display at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. Long Island City Jan 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, and 31 from noon to 6 p.m. This exhibit features several of her installations as well as collaborations with Goerge Bures Miller. 718-784-2084.
Big Eyes by: Charley Friedman will be presented by the Queens Museum of Art New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Jan., 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30. 31, Feb., 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $5, adults, $2.50 children and seniors. 718-592-9700.
Big Eyes by: Charley Friedman will be on display at Queens Museum of Art New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan., 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 15, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, Feb., 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7. 718-592-9700
Bayside Historical Society presents Trolleys of the North Shore. A $3 donation for adults and $1 for children is requested. Refreshments are served.
Castle 6,500 years of Bayside History and other exhibits are on display at the Bayside Historical Society Mondays through Saturdays. 718-352-1548.
Sarah, The Duchess of York, will be signing copies of Energy Breakthrough at the Barnes & Noble Bayside, 23-80 Bell Boulevard on Mon., Jan., 7 at 7:30 p.m. 718-631-9060.
The Holiday Boutique Will Be Open!! Join us to Help Light our New Tree. This program is supported in part with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Borough President Claire Shulman & Senator Frank Padavan. 718-352-1548.
Learn the craft of Korean Calligraphy as demonstrated by Chi Ja Chun, in Areas A&B, from noon to 2 p.m. This program is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Materials and space are limited.
Korean Popular Music and Dance by the Korean Performing Art Center will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Korean traditional and popular music and dance will be exquisitely blended. At 2 p.m., children will be enchanted as Soh Young Lee-Segredo weaves Korean Mask Dance, Songs and Storytelling, in Areas A&B. Join in as Soh Young reads Older Brother-Younger Brother, The Rabbits and A Tiger, and Korean Cinderella. She will also perform a mask dance and will sing "Arirang," a traditional Korean folk song. Finally. at 3 p.m., the Nori Company of New York will dazle the audience with Korean Music and Rituals when master percussionists combine the rhythms of Korean farmers bands traveling troupes with shamanistic ceremony and modern composition. 718-990-0891.
Adventure on a Shoestring has scheduled a snacks and sights safari of Astoria, the worlds largest Greek City outside Greece. The tour will be lead by Howard Goldberg, Shoestrings president and founder who will discuss Greek food customs and traditions and relate the areas 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.
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.
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.
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 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 Grigorovich Ballet Company will perform Spartacus, a ballet in three acts that beautifully enacts an uprising of gladiators and slaves against ancient Rome, at Queensborough Community College on Sun., Jan., 6 at 3 p.m., the Ballet will be performed to an exciting theatrical score by Aram Khachaturian, bringing to vivid life the distinctive Spartacus and the corrupt Crassus who personify the collision of two worlds. Tickets: $35, $32, $29. 718-631-6311.
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.
The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents An Open Mic. Calling all Poets, Spoken Word Artists and Listeners!
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.
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.
Queens Museum of Art New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing presents Translated Acts throughout the months of January and February from noon to 5 p.m. 718-592-9700
The Rockaway Theatre company is offering Basic Acting Skills Wokrshops on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 22 for 10 sessions. 718-404-3906 ext 5643.
Life Drawing Sessions, drawing from a live model at Womens 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.
Acrylics and Watercolors, Melissa Wolf, Instructor, at Womens 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 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 : $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.
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.
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