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Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wed. & Fri. 718-347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 718-224-2729.

Barbershop Harmony

Barbershop Harmony Society Queens chapter seeks men who enjoy singing. Rehearsals Wed., 8...

Acting Seniors

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wed. & Fri. 718-347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 718-224-2729.

Barbershop Harmony

Barbershop Harmony Society Queens chapter seeks men who enjoy singing. Rehearsals Wed., 8 p.m. 74-15 175th St. 718-468-8416.

Bayside Glee Club

Join the club and prepare for its upcoming concerts. Rehearsals Tues. evenings, 7:45 p.m., All Saints Church, 214-33 40 Ave. Entrance on 215th St. For more information, call 718-424-5769.

Community Singers

The Community Singers of Queens rehearses Mon. 8-10 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St. All voices welcome. Call 718-658-1021.

Forest Hills Symphony

Wed. nights 7:45-10 p.m. in the auditorium of the Forest Hills Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. 718-591-3456.

Queens Symphonic Band

Announces openings: Percussionists, horn and piccolo. Meetings at Queensboro Community College Wed. nights at 7:45 p.m. Call the band secretary at 516-887-2730 evenings for more information.


Auditions will be held for “Wildflowers the Musical” for kids ages 8-14 who can act, sing and dance. Dates and times TBA. Send photo/resume by e-mail to or by mail to Dominick J. Rossetti, 173 Washington Ave., New Rochelle, NY, 10801. Auditions will be held in Queens. Go to for more info.


Forest Hills Adult Center

Acting Workshop of Queens. Mon., 7-10 p.m. Forest Hills Adult Center at Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110th St. 718-263-8066.

Bayside Senior Center

Chinese painting, Fri., 1 p.m. 210-10 Union Turnpike. 718-479-6071.

Women’s Studio Center

Life Drawing Sessions — Teaches drawing with a live model. Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 43-01 21st St. 718-361-5649.

Kew Gardens Community Center

Portrait drawing — Taught by Esther Kirchevsly. Thurs., 11 a.m.-noon. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 718-268-5960.

Mommy & Me

The AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, holds an art workshop for ages 3-4 and a parent Wednesday morning for 1 1/2 hours. Call 718-520-9842.


Central Astoria Concerts

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition presents a waterfront concert series Thursdays July 1 to Aug. 5 at Astoria Park. Call 718-728-7820.

July 1 - Joe Battaglia & the NY Big Band, Lenyy Coco & the Chimes, and Randy & the Rainbows. (Followed by fireworks.)

July 8 - Nashville Attitude

July 15 - Godfrey Townsend

July 22 - Good, Clean Fun

July 29 - Bobby Matos & NY Latin Jazz All-Stars

Aug. 5 - Gregg Peters as Elvis

Sharon Smith Jazz Quartet

The Sharon Smith Jazz Quartet will play at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4. For more information, call the Islip Arts Council at 631-224-5420.

Viva Las Vegas

The Forest Park Trust will present “Elvis” in concert Thursday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. Call 718-235-0760.


Ballroom dancing

Wed., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St. 718-268-2800.

Israeli Folk Dancing

Every Mon. at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke. For more info: 718-380-4145.

Italian Charities of America

Italian Charities, 83-20 Queens Blvd., holds dances Saturday June 12 and 16 and dance with instruction Sundays June 6, 13 & 20 at 3:30 p.m. with dancing from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Call 718-478-3100.

Line Dance Lessons

Fri., 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy. 718-423-8174.

Line Dance Lessons

Every Thurs. 7:15 p.m. with advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Call 718-225-6750.

New Dance Program

Kew Gardens Community Center introduces a new dance program with Elaine Nester Fri. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. Call 718-268-5960.

Tango Tips

Basic instruction and skill improvement for advanced dancers Tues., Thurs. & Sat. at 6 p.m. Call 212-239-8561



The Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival will be held Aug. 6-8 in and around Rufus King Park. Stay tuned for more information.


Armstrong’s Eats

The Louis Armstrong House and Archives, 34-56 107th St., will display a new exhibit about Louis Armstrong’s relationship with food and drink. Call 718-748-8274.

Field: Science, Technology and Nature

Socrates Sculpture Park will present its newest exhibit Field: Science, Technology and Nature through Aug. 1 featuring works by Patrick Armacost, Mark Dion, Elaine Gan, Hope Ginsburg, Michael Joo, Catarina Leitão, Ethan Long, Mitch Miller, Lisi Rankin and john Stoney. Call 718-956-1819.

Life’s “To Do” List

Artist Greg Stowell will have his latest work on display the Cedar House Café, 70-10 Grand Ave., July 1-Aug. 31.

Living with Chekhov

The International Resource Center Gallery is presenting an exhibit of engravings by Russian artist Nikolai Polyushenko depicting the house of Russian novelist Anton Chekhov. The gallery is on the third floor of the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St. Call 718-661-1200.

St. John’s Art

St. John’s University will hold its annual student art exhibition through Aug. 8 at the Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy. Call 718-990-7476.


Writers Forum

Writers asked to bring one original work to share. Fourth Sat. of the month, 3 p.m. at Women’s Studio Center, Suite 216, Wills Art Deco Building, 43-01 21st St. 718-361-5649.


Open Mic Nights

Every First Tues. of the month at Flushing Library (Rooms A&B), 41-17 Main St. For further information, Call 718-661-1200.

Afrikan Poetry Theatre

An Open Mic is held every Friday at 176-03 Jamaica Ave. from 8 to 11 p.m. Call 718-523-3312.

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QCA Portfolio Review

Queens Council on the Arts offers a free, six-week program for high school junios and seniors who intend to apply for art school. Classes are held Monday, Thurday and Friday at Gateway Park in Far Rockaway and on Wednesdays in various New York museums and galleries throughout July and August. Call 718-647-3377, Ext. 18 to register.


Bound for Broadway

The Theatre Arts Center, in summer residence at The Professional Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, will present a song and dance revue, “Bound For Broadway 2004,” choreographed and staged by guest artists from Broadway, MTV and film, and starring talented young singers and dancers from Queens, Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Arizona, and Singapore.

Performances will be on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m.The Professional Performing Arts Center Theatre is located at 222-05 56th Ave. on the Queensborough campus in Bayside. Ample free parking is available. For more information call 718-595-2905 or check the Web site at

Killing Kompany

The Killing Kompany Dinner Theater group will perform in several Queens locations. 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, “Death By Disco” at the Beach Club, 129 Beach 116th St., call 718-634-6500; 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, “Friday the 13th - Reunion for Murder” at the White House, 10-24 154th St., call 718-746-1111.

My Fair Lady

Plaza’s Productions’ “My Fair Lady” will be performed for free at the George M. Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1.


Kingsland Homestead

Tours of Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Sat. & Sun. Presented by the Queens Historical Society. Call 718-939-0647 x 17.


Painting Workshop

The Women’s Studio Center presents an acrylic and watercolor painting workshop to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon. with instructor Melissa Wolf. Call 718-361-5649.

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