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Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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Bayside Men's Glee Club Men who love to sing are invited. An ability to read music is not required. For a May '08 concert.

When: Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Where: All Saints Church, 214-33 40 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-424-5769

Queens Symphonic Band Openings for percussionists, horn and piccolo.

When: Wednesday nights, 7:45 p.m.

Where: Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside

Contact: 516-887-2730

Adult Choir You do not have to read music or have experience, just enthusiasm and a love of music.

When: Fridays, before Sabbath evening services (call to confirm time)

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Books

Night Book Club Join the library for a discussion of Laurie King's "The Beekeeper's Apprentice." Books are available at the Circulation Desk in advance.

When: May 8, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Windsor Park Public Library, 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-468-8300

Hillcrest Afternoon Book Club Join the library for a discussion of "Embers" by Sandar Marai.

When: May 13, 2 p.m.

Where: Hillcrest Public Library, 187-05 Union Tpke., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-454-2786

Book Review Rabbi Ronald Millstein will present a review of "Away" by Amy Bloom.

When: May 15, 1 p.m.

Where: Temples of Emanuel and Temple Israel Library, 3315 Hillside Ave., New Hyde park

Cost: $3

Contact: 516-28-3250

Celebrating Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month: Indian Film Screening and Discussion Enjoy a film screening of "The Namesake," an ambitious exploration of the immigrant experience based on the same-named book by Jhumpa Lahiri. The son of Indian immigrants born in the U.S. wants to fit in with fellow New Yorkers, but his family is unwilling to let go of their traditional ways. A discussion is to follow the film.

When: May 18, 1 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Hillcrest Evening Book Club Join the library to discuss "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.

When: May 22, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Hillcrest Public Library, 187-05 Union Tpke., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-454-2786

Auburndale Book Club Join the Library to discuss the pick of the month, the international best-selling historical thriller of 12th Century-England, Ken Follett's "The Pillars of the Earth."

When: May 28, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Auburndale Public Library, 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Auburndale

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-352-2027

First Fridays at Flushing Book Club Jon the book club for adults. Meets monthly except on holidays to discuss popular best-sellers. Inquire or sign up at the Reference Desk.

When: First Friday of each month, 1 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, Lower Level Rooms A&B, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Clubs

The Flushing Camera Club

When: Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month (as well as on a fifth Wednesday when there is one), 7:30 p.m.

Where: 1st floor auditorium of the Flushing Hospital Admin. Bldg., Corner of 45th Avenue and Burling Street, Flushing

Contact: 718-441-6210

Concerts

QC Vocal Ensemble With James John, director.

When: May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

NewTrends/NewTracks: Dina Fanai Ethereal textures, dark melodies, world rhythms, and spiritually driven lyrics. Dina Fanai explores and expresses the beauty, pain, magic and mystery of the human soul/pop/world. Songwriter and pwerful emotive material singer with the arena rock sensation Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

When: May 8, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Student Recital With Anna Khesin, voice.

When: May 9, 5 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

The O'Jays in Concert The O'Jays in Concert originally scheduled for April 12 has been postponed. Tickets purchased for the original performance will be honored for the new performance date. With original singers Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, along with Eric Nolan Grant will perform their classic soul sounds as part of the Black Cultural Arts Series.

When: May 9, 8:30 p.m.

Where: Queens College Colden Auditorium, 5-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Orchestra, $48; Mezzanine, $42; Discount for seniors/students/slumni/QTIP Alumni, $4

Contact: www.KupferbergCenterArts.org

"Ol' Brown Eyes" Sings "Ol' Blue Eyes" Jerry Cardone recreates "the man and his music" with his smooth Sinatra-styled vocals and phrasing that have earned him acclaim and high-profile bookings.

When: May 10, 2 p.m.

Where: East Flushing Public Library, 196-36 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-357-6643

Rodgers, Hammerstein and Hart featuring Diane Hoffman A tribute to the to the brilliant collaboration between Richard Rodgers and lyricists Oscar Hammerstein and Lorenz Hart.

When: May 10, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Fresh Meadows Public Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expwy., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-454-7272

In the Mood A musical revue of the Swing Era. Enjoy the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, the Andrew Sisters, Frank Sinatra, and more. Performed by the In the Mood Singers and Dancers with the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra.

When: May 10, 8 p.m.

Where: Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.KupferbergCenterArts.org

Cost: $38; Seniors, students, alumni, QCID: $34

Afro-Peruvian and Brazilian Jazz With Corina Barta. A concert featuring groundbreaking fusion of American and Brazilian jazz with Afro-Peruvian music. With featured musicians pianist Cliff Korman, Moto Fukushim on bass, Perico Diaz on cajon, and Xavier Perez on sax.

When: May 11, 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Auditorium, Lower Level, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

QC Artur Balsam Center for Chamber Music A student recital.

When: May 12, 12:15 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

Junior Recital With Adam Forman, percussion.

When: May 12, 4:45 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

BMUS Degree Recital With Timothy O'Sullivan, voice.

When: May 12, 6:15 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

QC Artur Balsam Center for Chamber Music A student recital.

When: May 14, 12:15 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

QC Artur Balsam Center for Chamber Music A student recital.

When: May 14, 4 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

Electronic Music Concert With Hubert S. Howe, Jr., director.

When: May 15, 12:15 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

QC New Music Group With the Choral music performed by The New Music Singers, Cynthia Powekk, conductor.

When: May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

Duo Piano Recital With Peter Finarovsky and Kristin Barone.

When: May 16, 8 p.m.

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3800

The Queens Jazz Orchestra "Corona Kings." With Jimmy Heath, conductor, and regular core orchestra members Jeb Patton, Michael Mossman, Tony Purrone, and Antonio Hart. Twelve more musicians are to be added to bring the total to 17 members.

When: May 16, 8 p.m.

Where: Main Stage, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Cost: Members: $32; Non-members: $40

Music from China Youth Orchestra A 25-member Youth Orchestra performs Chinese classical- and folk-inspired arrangements on the erhu, yangqin, liuqin, ruan, zheng, hulusi, cello, and percussion.

When: May 17, 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

QC Choral Society With James John, director, presenting the 67th Annual Spring concert. Performed works will include Verdi's "Requiem."

When: May 17, 8 p.m.

Where: Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $18, $16, $5 for students with valid QCID

Contact: 718-997-3800

Doug Leblang: The One-Man Klezmer Band Multi-talented performer Doug Leblang returns to the library for a festive spring celebration featuring Klezmer music, Israeli and Yiddish favorites, as well as horahs and comedy.

When: May 18, 2 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Hills Public Library, 72-33 Vleigh Pl., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-261-6654

Annual Spring Concert Oratorio Society of Queens presents. Featuring Geraldine McMillian, soprano; Jann Degnan, mezzo soprano; Jeffrey A. Easter, tenor; and Vaughn Fritts, bass-baritone.

When: May 18, 4 p.m.

Where: Queenborough Community College Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Cost: General, $25; Senior/Student, $20; Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, Free

Contact: 718460-0726 or visit www.queensoratorio.org

Baroque and Early Classical Music with the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music A concert of Baroque and classical choral music including the works of Handel, Haydn, Purcell and Zelenka. The Conservatory Chorale includes conductor Robert Rene Galvan, accompanist Melody He, oboist Heather Peyton and cellist Ergin Akif.

When: May 19, 6 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Auditorium, Lower Level, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Naomi Zeitlin Ms. Zeitlin will entertain attendees with a variety of musical numbers and several surprises.

When: May 19, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bayside Jewish center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-352-7900

Musical Shabbat Join in worship with the consolidated congregations of Temple Emanuel of New Hyde Park and Temple Israel of Jamaica at the world premiere of composer Scott Zarchy's Shabbat Opus, "Avodat Hakodesh." The music will be performed by Aaron Kaplan and his Temple choir with organist Yury Gabay.

When: May 30, 8 p.m.

Where: Temples of Emanuel and Temple Israel Library, 3315 Hillside Ave., New Hyde park

Contact: 516-280-3250

Sharon Katz and The Peace Train South African singer/guitarist/composer Sharon Katz founded The Peace Train Project and led a tour of hundreds of musicians, singers and dancers around South Africa by train in 1993. This historic project and musical production - a major attempt at uniting people of all different races in the new South Africa after the end of apartheid - continues its travels across America and around the world.

When: May 31, 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Two Tenors and One Baritone featuring tenors Hector Palacio and Darren Chase, and baritone Gary Giardina. With a new international repertoire, ncluding selections from opera, Broadway, Italian, Latin, and Jazz music.

When: June 1, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Church of St. Mel, 2601 154 St., Flushing

Cost: $15 donation; Children and students: Half price

Contact: 718-886-0201 or visit www.saintmel.com

The Tony Purrone Trio Featuring Tony Purrone, Dave Anderson and Thierry Arpino.

When: June 6, 8 p.m.

Where: Cabaret Room, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

NewTrends/NewTracks: Haale Haale evokes both the spiritual and traditional culture of her parents' homeland of Iran, and the energy of psychedelic rock and roll from the sounds of New York City, where she was born.

When: June 12, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Dja-rara Dja-rara has taken an ancient music from the hills of Haiti and reinvented it on the streets of Brooklyn. The band serves as a voice against discrimination and invisibility within the Haitian-American community.

When: June 28, 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Dance

Spring Dance Concerts With DanceTactics Performance Group, Restless native, B3W, and Lonny Moretton.

When: May 8 and 9, 8 p.m.

Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Cost: May 8 Student Concert, Free; May 9 Guest Residency Concert, $5

Contact: 202-425-4186 or e-mail emilyberrydance@yahoo.com

Holiday Dance

When: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Where: New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale

Contact: 718-763-4328 or nymcma.org

Events

Flowers for Mom Join Betty Scott to create a beautiful fresh flower bouqet to give Mom on her special day. Pre-registration required.

When: May 10, 11 a.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Members, $15; Non-Members, $20; $5 materials fee per bouqet

Contact: 718-886-3800 ext. 230

Big Apple Circus 30th Anniversary Groups of 15 or more saves up to 30% on select seats and dates.

When: May 10, 11 17, 18, 24, 25, and 26, @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; May 13 and 14, 11 a.m.; May 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23, @ 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; May 12 and 19, No Show

Where: Cunningham Park, Queens

Cost: Group Rates start at $14; 11 a.m. Group Rates start at $10; Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult. One child per lap.

Contact: 800-922-3772, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tai-Chi: Part III With Tai-Chi Master Yanyu of the Shaolin Temple. A demonstration will follow the lecture.

When: May 10, 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Rooms A&B, Lower Level, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Composting in the City & Indoor Worm Composting This class covers the essentials. See how making dark, rich, crumbly compost doesn't tak emuch time, work, or space. Following the workshop, participants may purchase compost supplies at subsidized prices. Pre-registration required.

When: May 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-539-5296

Tour of the Visitor & Administration Center Tour New York City's most advanced green building, QBG's new Visitor & Administration Center. Includes the planted green roof, geothermal heating and cooling system, compost toilets, graywater recycling, cleansing biotope, and more.

When: May 17, June 7, 21, @ 12 noon

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-886-3800

Storigami Family stories and paper folding with renowned author Gay Merril Gross. Pre-registration required.

When: May 17, 1 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Members, $15; Non-Members, $20

Contact: 718-886-3800 ext. 230

Annual The Cuisine of Queens & Beyond 2008 Food and Wine Gala Attendees will sample bites and libations from over 50 local restaurants, gourmet shops, bakeries, and wine and beer companies. This year's participants include Arthur Schwartz, 2007 James Beard, Chef Terrance Brennan of Picholine Restaurant and Artisanal Chees & Wine Bistro, and Phoebe Damrosch, author of "Service Included: Four Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter." The Astoria World Manor is Handicap accessible.

When: May 20, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria

Cost: $55 per person in advance, $65 at the door

Contact: 718-777-7918 or visit www.dishdujourmagazine.com

Laughter at the Library Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who brings his unique humor, along with jokes, anecdotes and impressions for a fun-filled time at the library.

When: May 21, 6 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Once on This Island Junior Part of the Broadway Junior Collection. Presented by Daniel Carter Beard, J.H.S. 189Q Music Department. A story of a peasant girl who has fallen in love above her class, told around a fire by a group of Caribbean peasants as they wait out a terrible storm.

When: May 29, 7 p.m.

Where: J.H.S. 189Q, 144-80 Barclay Ave., Flushing

Cost: $3; Students, $1

Contact: 718-359-6676

Summer Solstice Composting Welcome the first day of summer with composting for the whole family. Join the QBG for a fun workshop on how to compost at your home. Learn about decomposers, recycling, and the composting process, and make a compostable and recyclable summer craft. Pre-registration required.

When: June 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-539-5296

Holiday Crafts Fair The fair that was scheduled for early December 20007 has been postponed until Spring 2008.

When: Spring 2008

Where: Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point

Contact: 718-358-0067

First Sundays for Families The Queens Museum of Art and MetLife Foundation invite families of all ages to an exciting array of interactive dance, art and music workshops.

When: First Sunday of each month, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-592-9700

Exhibits

Art Show

When: May 13, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; May 14, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Bay Terrace Public Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd., Bayside

Cost: Free admission

Contact: 718-229-2442

Altered States: Art and Faith Featured artists are Jared C. Deery, Lara Duren, Vivienne Griffin, Darren Jones, Ellie Krakow, Shawn Powell, Ryan Roa, Aida Sehovic, Luke Thorpe, and Jo Wilmot.

When: Through May 18

Where: Francis Lewis Gallery, St. George's Church, Main St. between 38 and 39 Ave., Flushing

Contact: 646-206-4933

Picasso Printmaker: A Perpetual Meamorphosis. The Myra and Sandy Kirchenbaum Collection.

When: May 22, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Queens Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Cost: Free

Contact: www.qccartgallery.org

78th Annual Open Exhibition The NAL receives entries from non-members outside the tri-state area and the resulting exhibition is always interesting and vibrant.

When: Through May 31; Reception, May 18

Where: National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston

Contact: 718-224-3957 or visit www.nationalartleague.org

Crossing the BLVD.: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America The exhibit shares the perspectives of dozens of foreign-born people who have settled in turn-of-the-21st-century Queens, the most ethnically diverse country in the US. The exhibit also features an interactive component, a story booth where museum visitors may contribute their own photos and family sagas to the project, or access its electronic archive.

When: Through June 28, Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free admission

Contact: 718-997-4747

Five Women Artists in NY Curated by Ken Ratner. Featuring the work of five contemporary artists, Adhering to the belief of Robert Henri, that the artist should seek inspiration from one's immediate surroundings, these painters have continued the precept established by Henri and the Ashcan School at the turn of the century.

When: Through June 29, Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

This Case of Conscience: Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance The exhibit explores the continued relevance of the historic document that is considered to be the precursor of the Bill of Rights within the vibrant and diverse neighborhood of Flushing. Featuring the work of Emmy Catedral, Takashi Horisaki, Sara Rahbar, Jose Ruiz, Tattfoo Tan, Kim Badawi, Jenny Jozwiak, Stephanie Keith, and Scott Lewis.

When: Through June 29; Reception, May 18, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Adults, $5; Seniors/students/children, $2.50; Members and children under 5, Free

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Five Women Artists in New York Featured artists are Ellen Bradshaw, Lisbeth Firmin, Lynn Jadamec, Elinore Schnurr, and Sonya Sklaroff.

When: Through June 29

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-463-7700

Anna Matouskova: Places A project in which the young Czech artist uses painting, drawing and sculpture to give an objective form to her inner reflections on music by American composer Leo Kraft.

When: Through July 10; Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed on holidays. Open May 27 - July 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; After May 23, call for summer hours.

Where: Queens College Art Center, 6th Floor, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-997-3770 or visit www.qc.cuny.edu/Library/art/artcenter.html

Places: Abstract Paintings, Drawings, and Glass Sculpture Homage to Leo Kraft By Anna Matouskova.

When: Through July 10; Art gallery hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3770 or www.qc.cuny.edu/Library/art/artcenter.html

475 KENT Lives A thriving arts community, 475 Kent Avenue is home to over 200 artists, curators, musicians and other creative professionals who are at the heart of the city's creative pulse. 475 KENT Lives, is a group exhibition of 23 artists at the Bulova Corporate Center celebrates the vital contributions of these artists as they battle to return to their homes and workplaces while calling attention to the increasing vulnerability of New York's creative communities.

When: Through July 13

Where: Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights

Contact: Krista N. Saunders, 718-592-9700 ext. 221, e-mail ksaunders@queensmuseum.org or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Queens As It Was: 1880-1920 The exhibit focuses on the transitional period between the 19th and 20 centuries and its effects on society on Queens. The exhibit highlights the changes that took places in the areas of healthcare, leisure, childhood, and public safety.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17 or visit www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Persistence: A Celebration of Landmarks in Queens - Past, Present, Future With newly taken color photographs of the 50+ landmarks in Queens are displayed together with ten photographs of other Queens buildings deserving of landmark status.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17 or visit www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Kingsland: From Homestead to House Museum This permanent panel exhibition uses copies of photographs, documents and maps as well as newly created images to tell the story of Kingstead and the people who called it home for over 200 years.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17 or visit www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Virtual Reality An online exhibit mounted by the Women's Studio Center in Long Island City.

Where: www.womenstudiocenter.org/VirtualReality/VRHome.html

Contact: info@womenstudiocenter.org or 718-361-5649

Film

Celebrating Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month: Korean Film and Discussion Enjoy a Korean film, "Oasis," winner of several international awards, abut the struggle of two social misfits to find love and acceptance. Fate helped bring them together, family fought to keep them apart. A bilingual follows the film screening.

When: May 10 and 24, 1 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Mathematically Alive: A Story of Fandom This documentary is for all New York Mets fans and for anyone who is a devoted fan of a sports team. Directors Joseph Coburn and Katherine Foronjy reveal the stories of a spectrum of Mets devotees and takes viewers on their roller coaster ride of emotion through the 2006 playoffs.

When: May 10, 5 p.m.

Where: Queens Musuem of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 917-930-6830 or visit www.mathematicallyalive.com

The Art of Mumtaz Hussain and Film Presentation of Rumi: Inside You Artist Mumtaz Hussain discusses his Mughal and Sufi tradition-inspired paintings from his Modern Mystic series, which explores the Islamic tradition of Sufi poetry as visual expression and presents a film short that illustrates the philosophy of Sufism.

When: May 13, 6 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Kids

Mother's Day Storytime Celebrate the holiday by reading stories and making cards for that special mom in your life. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 8, 7 p.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

PS 50 Poets Fourth graders from PS 50 will share poems. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 9, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Poetry of Middle School 172 celebrate the talented young writers and poets from Middle School 172 as they read their works. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 16, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Russian American Kids Circus It's circus time and the professional circus stars are children ages 6-16, transforming performing skills into a circus spectacular on theatrical stages worldwide. The artists fill the stage with a blur of spangles, dazzling audiences with soaring acrobatics, synchronized uni-cycling, black light juggling, clowning and acts of precision balancing in the hallowed tradition of the circus.

When: May 24, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: All tickets are $12 and $9 for multi-shows except where noted.

Contact: 718-760-0064

Summer Fun Storytime Memorial Day marks the start of summer, so join in as they read stories about the season. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 29, 7 p.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

PS 135 Poetry Night celebrate emerging poets and writers with the students, staff and parents from PS 135. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 29, 7:15 p.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party Children in grades 1-6 can begin to choose their book selections for the Summer Reading Program. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 31, 1 p.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Weekly Storytimes Foster the love of reading with weekly children's storytimes and a cookie break. Event may change. Please call ahead to confirm.

When: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Learn the Basics Learn techniques in acting, singing and movement. Companion with "Let's Put On A Show."

When: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Where: The Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 for both classes plus $20 registration for non-members.

Contact: 516-354-5210 or 516-521-5500

Let's Put On A Show Rehearsal and performance workshop for a fully staged production of "Peter Pan," which will be performed on May 10. All workshop members will be cast in the show. Companion with "Learn the Basics."

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Where: The Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 for both classes plus $20 registration for non-members.

Contact: 516-354-5210 or 516-521-5500

Adventures in Scrapbooking Scrapbooking is fun and easy. Tell your story and preserve your memories in a way that is uniquely you. Bring your photos and your creative side, and we'll supply the rest.

When: Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Where: Rooms C&D, Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Friday Family Film Fest Children and their caregivers are invited to cool off by viewing a family movie each Friday in the Auditorium. Pick up free tickets on Monday before each Friday's film screening.

When: Fridays, 2 p.m.

Where: Auditorium, Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Meetings, Lectures,

Presentations

Musical Lectures Inaugurating a special musical lecture series with John Kenrick, who has an extensive career in theatrical productions. Celebrities like Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and others will be in discussion.

When: Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-268-5960

Poetry

Open Mic Poetry Join the Fresh Meadows Poets for an evening of poetry. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Douglaston/Little Neck Performance Poets Join the Douglaston/Little Neck Performance Association for a poetry reading of published and non-published works, featuring special guests and open mic readers.

When: May 10, 2 p.m.

Where: Douglaston/Little Neck Public Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-225-8414

Transits of Venus: TMLA Graduate Reading Series 2008 Join in welcoming five students from the Mary Louis Academy Preparatory School as they read original works of fiction and poetry. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 13, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Poetry Writing Essentials Host Michael Alpiner provides constructive feedback to improve your poetry writing. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Poetry Group

When: Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 2020, Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-268-5960

Classes

Crafts Inspired by India You must register for this class.

When: Mondays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, Lower Level, Rooms C&D, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Contact: 718-592-9700 ext. 135, 130, or 305 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Photography in Spanish An advanced class. You must register for this class.

When: Fridays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Multi-Cultural Dance Class Runs through June 28.

When: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Poppenhusen institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point

Cost: $5 per class, $3 if prepaying for all sessions for each of the remaining weeks

Contact: Susan or Faye, 718-358-0067

Civil War Treasure Chest Students in Grades 1-7 will enjoy this "show and tell trunk." This experience will help students put the Civil War Era into context by showing what life was like in 1862 when Flushing Town Hall was built. They will examine replicas of clothing, toys and other items that are representative of this period. Students will make a Civil War Era toy as part of this workshop.

When: 5 days a week

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Workshops

The Art of Public Speaking In this 3-session workshop, Helen Coronis shares fundamental techniques to help you overcome your fear of speaking in public. Pre-registration is suggested.

When: May 10, and 17, 2 p.m.

Where: Queensboro Hill Public Library, 60-05 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-359-8332

Beauty & Skin Care: A Makeup Workshop for Adults Professional beauty and image consultant Rosa Rodriguez will teach attendees how to enhance your natural skin tones and will provide recommendations on makeup, wardrobe and hair color.

When: May 10, 2 p.m.

Where: McGoldrick Public Library, 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-461-1616

Art and Literacy with New New Yorker Workshop Season Through English language literacy programs and art courses which encourage dialogue about artists, artworks and at production, the New New Yorkers initiative also facilitates intercultural exchange and familiarity with the Museum and the Queens Library, two vital resources for recent immigrants.

When: Photography II: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Advance Seminars in Photography: Sundays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; English as a Second Language: Sundays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Painting: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Creative Web Design: Saturdays, 12 noon to 2 p.m.; Graphic Design: Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 ext. 135 or 130

English as a Second Language Conversation for beginners. You must register for this class.

When: Sundays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

English as a Second Language Conversation for advanced speakers. You must register for this class.

When: Sundays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Art-making Workshop for Adults with Special Needs You must register for this class.

When: Sundays, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Art for the Ages Young and old are welcomed at the National Art League. Nine professional artists will teach their individual approaches to painting. Those interested in drawing and painting still-life, landscape, abstract, portrait or the human figure are invited. Choose from watercolors, oil or acrylics, collage or mixed media.

When: Six days a week

Where: National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston

Contact: Clare Marcus, 718-352-9464 or visit www.nationalartleague.com

Gallery Tours and Workshops Guided tours of the galleries will take students through the exhibitions as we discuss style, motivation, history, various aspects of creativity, and careers in the arts. Tours are followed by a hands-on workshop that relate to the exhibition's theme.

When: Daily

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Book Making Workshops Using simple binding techniques, students will incorporate drawing and collage to make, write and illustrate our own books.

When: Daily

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Exploring Chinese Culture Choose between Calligraphy workshop, Chinese Painting, and Chinese Paper Cutting to introduce students to Chinese culture and symbolism through these crative activities.

When: Daily

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Tours

350th Anniversary of the Flushing Remonstrance Tour the diversity of Flushing on foot, visit the premiere Hindu Temple and return via Flushing's South Asian commercial area.

When: May 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Meet at the steps of Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Members, $10; Non-Members, $12

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 14

Historic Trolley Tour The tour will focus on the early settlers estates, industry and farms. Pre-payment required.

When: May 31, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Poppenhusen institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point

Cost: $18

Contact: 718-358-0067

Queens Jazz Trail Hop aboard the Town Hall Trolley for a fascinating journey to the neighborhoods where Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane lived. Includes a visit to the Louis Armstrong House.

When: First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $35, $25 members

Contact: 718-463-7700; Box Office: 718-463-7700, ext. 222; or visit www.flushingtownhall.org

History and Architecture Walking Tour This tour begins at the historic Flushing Town Hall and stops at several historic sites along the Flushing Freedom Mile. Students will learn about Flushing's early history and will be introduced to basic architectural terms and details.

When: Daily

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

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