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Galleries & Exhibits

Open Studios Come and find out as participating artists open their workshop doors. Participating locations will be marked by displaying an orange balloon.

When: May through June, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Juvenal Studios: May 17 and 18 only, 12 noon to 5 p.m.; Citigroup: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; La Vuelta: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Juvenal Reis Studios, 43-01 22 St., 3rd Floor, Long Island City; Diego Salazar Studios, 43-32 22 St., Long Island City; RealArt. 10-20 45 Rd., Long Island City; Mittman/I.S.1, 10-27 46 Ave., Long Island City; Bliss Street Studio, 39-78 46 St., Sunnyside; La Vuelta Bistro, 10-43 44 Dr., Long Island City; Citigroup Court Square, 44 Dr. and Jackson Ave., Long Island City

Contact: 917-843-3836

Metropolitan Museum of Art: 20th Century Latin American Art Explore and discuss with museum lecturer Claudia Calirman the artistic, social and cultural heritage of Latin America found in works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other collections.

When: May 17, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Jackson Heights Public Library, 35-51 81 St., Jackson Heights

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-899-2500

Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi The exhibition explores the collaboreation of Noguchi and Kenmochi with a rich selection of some 85 works borrowed from collections in Japan and the US. The exhibition features furniture, interior and industrial design objects, and drawings and photographs.

When: Through May 25

Where: The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Rd. at Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Cost: Adults: $10; Seniors and students: $5; Children under 12: Free

Contact: 718-204-7088

Art from the Urban Village: An Exhibition of Kew Gardens Artists A unique group of local artists have come together to collaborate on a project to design and create a mural for the Kew Gardens Cinemas Park, scheduled to be unveiled this summer.

When: Through June 7

Where: Austin's Steak House and Ale House, 82-70 Austin St., Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-849-3939 or 718-847-2045

Illuminations: Paintings by Iris Iris exhibits her latest body of work illuminating a visual exploration of internal and atmospheric landscapes. She explores the outer edges of inner space, for which painting becomes a manifestation of life itself.

When: Through June 8; Gallery Hours are by appointment only

Where: Topaz Arts Gallery, 55-03 39 Ave., Woodside

Contact: 718-505-0440 or visit www.topazarts.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

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

Waste Not, Want Not Featuring art by Jonathan Allen, The Canary Project, Tony Feher, Lars Fisk, Rainy Lehrman, Miwa Koizumi, and more.

When: Through Aug. 3

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Contact: 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org

Film

Praying With Lior Told with humor and joy, this film is about the story of Lior, a boy with Down syndrome, who has spent his entire life praying with utter abandon. With a talk with director Ilana Trachtman to follow.

When: May 18, 1 p.m.

Where: Central Queens Y, 67-009 108 St., Forest Hills

Cost: $5 donation

Contact: 718-268-5011 ext. 151 or e-mail pkurtz@cqyjcc.org

Afternoon Movie at the Library Enjoy a movie every month at the library.

When: Second Friday of each month, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156th Ave., Howard Beach

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-641-7086

Classic Film Festival A different classic movie every Monday.

When: Every Monday, 1:15 p.m.

Where: Howard Beach Center, 156-45 84th St., Howard Beach

Contact: 718-738-8100

Movie Matinees Films for your enjoyment and entertainment. Membership to the center is free. Call for the current list of films and times.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

Cost: $1

Contact: 718-268-5960

Books

Handwriting Analysis With Elias Samas. Samas will discuss handwriting analysis and explains how the angle, neatness or sloppiness of penmanship strokes can reveal much about character and career potential. In celebration of Nancy Drew - Hardy Boys Mystery Days.

When: May 17, 11 a.m.

Where: Maspeth Public Library, 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-639-5228

Controversial Kasztner Trial to be Subject of Author Talk Author Anna Porter will discuss the very controversial life of Rudolf Kasztner, who was convicted as a Nazi collaborator for negotiating with Adolf Eichmen for lives in exchange for good, and was assassinated while awaiting retrial.

When: May 18, 1 p.m.

Where: Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills

Cost: $4 donation

Contact: 718-268-5011 ext. 151 or e-mail pkurtz@cqyjcc.org

Adult Book Discussion Join the library's Adult Book Discussion as the trilogy continues with "I'm Still Wifey" by Kiki Swinson.

When: May 19, 6 p.m.

Where: Lefrak City Public Library, 98-30 57 Ave., Corona

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-592-7677

Sholem Aleichem Day Featuring a talk on controversial Yiddish writer Sholem Asch. In the first half of the 20th century, Asch was the most popular Yiddish author in the world. Yet in his later years, he became so controversial that his work was banned in Jewish newspapers.

When: May 20, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills

Cost: $4 donation

Contact: 718-268-5011 ext. 151 or e-mail pkurtz@cqyjcc.org

Author Talk: Hayden Horsham, "The Power of My Pen" Author Hayden Horsham discusses "The power of My Pen: Philosophical Poetry Flowing Through My Pen and Echoing My Soul."

When: May 24, 2:30 p.m.

Where: East Elmhurst Public Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-424-2619

Todd Craig Author Talk: "tor'cha" Todd Craig will discuss his debut novel, "tor'cha," the story of three African-American brothers growing up in the inner-city.

When: May 31, 3 p.m.

Where: Long Island City Public Library, 37-44 21 St., Long Island City

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-752-3700

Baseball's Melting Pot The Baayswater Jewish Center will be presenting, "Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio," a lecture by Dr. William M. Simons.

When: June 1, 11 a.m.

Where: Bayswater Jewish Center, 23-55 Healy Ave., Far Rockaway

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-471-7771

Literary Arts and Film Festival More than 40 authors will gather to talk about their works, do book signings, and participate in a series of planned panel discussions about books and writing. An evening film festival will round out the planned event. Featuring Aileen Barron, Alan Gordon, Carol Hoenig, Stephanie Cowell, Tibbi Duboys, and more

When: June 7 and 8

Where: Gateway National Park, Fort Tilden, Rockaway

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-318-4300

Concerts

The Howard Leshaw Klezmer Ensemble To celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, the Howard Leshaw Klezmer Ensemble performs Hebrew, Klezmer, and israeli music.

When: May 15, 6 p.m.

Where: Forest Hills Public Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-268-7934

3rd Annual Celebration of Joplin Music Renowned performer Richard Dowling, pianist, and collector, Randolph Herr will present ragtime favorites and demonstrations. Family members of Scott Joplin's band will be in attendance and relate stories of their exploits and minstrel past. Author Dr. Ed Berlin will present a powerpoint display detailing the life, times and music of Scott Joplin that made him a household name.

When: May 17, 2 p.m.

Where: Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 190-04 119 Ave., Saint Albans

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-528-2495

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 17, 2 p.m.

Where: Langston Hughes Public Library Auditorium, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-651-1100

Voices of Love, Loss and Unity Featuring the world premiere of "Queer Hosannas!" for male chorus and piano, and four-hands by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Grammy nominated composer David Del Tredici. Also featured are David and Jonathan by Stefan Weisman, based on the Old Testament scripture; Last Words of David by Randall Thompson; A Survivor from Warsaw and Five Pieces for Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg; Braham's Alto Rhapsody; and Laut Verkunde Unser Freude of Mozart.

When: May 18, 3 p.m.

Where: LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City

Cost: $28 at the door, Students and Seniors, $12; Adults save $5 on regular admission if purchased online in advance

Contact: 718-204-9034 or visit www.astoriamusic.org or www.lagcc.cuny.edu/visit

Peter & the Wolf This classic children's work is spoken by a narrator and accompanied by the orchestra. Each character in the story has a particular instrument and musical theme, which make learning abut the instruments and their "personalities" a joy for students in Grades K-8. Each attending class will receive study guides in advance to prepare them for this educational, interactive and entertaining concert event. Deadline for registering a class is May 8.

When: May 20, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Where: Kupferberg Center at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., FGlushing

Contact: 718-326-4455 ext. 19, e-mail education@queenssymphony.org or visit www.queenssymphony.org

Turkish Musician: Latif Bolat Mr. Bolat specializing in the ancient Turkish mystic-devotional music genre, will be performing songs in classical, folk and Sufi mystic music styles. He will also perform on the baglama, a traditional Turkish stringed instrument, and other traditional instruments from the Turkish folk music tradition.

When: May 31, 2 p.m.

Where: LPAC's Little Theatre, 47 Ave. and Van Dam St., Long Island City

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-482-5985 or visit www.laguardiaperformingarts.org

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Comprised of eight sons of the Chicago jazz legend and Sun Ra band member Kelan Phil Cohran, this ensemble has stunned audiences across the US and around the world with original compositions that mix rocking, hip-hop flavored funk with stirring spiritual jazz.

When: June 5, 6 p.m.

Where: Langston Hughes Public Library Auditorium,100-01 Northern Blvd. Corona

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-651-1100

Dr. Gennady Kupisok Featuring Russian folk, classical, and jazz music.

When: June 19, 1 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, Kew Gardens

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-268-5960

Greek Night at Cavo Cavo announces Greek night every Wednesday. There will be a live musical performance by Aphrodite Daniel and Panos Chrysovergis, plus guest singers, along with Greek specials on the menu. Dinner reservations are recommended.

When: Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.

Where: Cavo, 42-18 31 Ave., Astoria

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-721-1001

Dance

Danza Picante Performed by the Annabella Gonzales Dance theater This company has an extensive repertoire of 60 modern dances that employ jazz, Latin and neo-classical dance forms ranging from the soberly dramatic to the broadly comic. Featured with this event are colorful masks with an unexpected mix of styles from traditional Mexican dance to vibrant salsa quintet and original New York City, and more.

When: May 16, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Langston Hughes Public Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-651-1100

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen and Eunice Chen Jing Chen and his partner Eunice Chen will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.

When: May 22 and 29, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Forest Hills Public Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-268-7934

Country & Western Dance

When: Unless otherwise noted, all dances are on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale

Contact: Michelle Cook-Lopez, 718-763-4328, e-mail nymcma@aol.com, or visit www.NYMCMA.org

Events

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

When: May 17, 18, 24, 25, and 26, @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; May 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23, @ 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; May 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.

Astoria Spring Festival Come and celebrate the Astoria Spring Festival sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association. Enjoy the food, music, bargains, antiques, crafts, and more. Vendors are wanted as space is still available.

When: May 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 31 St., between Ditmars Blvd. and 21 Ave., Astoria

Cost: Vendor Spots, $110

Contact: 718-726-0034

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

Kohler-Kon IV Featuring all kinds of collectibles, including comic books, GI Joe action figures, toys, and more. Vendors can set up their first table free with a 10% of sales donation to the Kohler Association, and additional tables will be $20 each. Donations to the association are welcome.

When: Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bantry Bay Pub/Cork Hall, 33-01 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City

Cost: Free admission

Contact: 718-937-2958

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

Kids, Family

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

Contact: 718-760-0064

Lectures &

Presentations

A Brief History of Television and Film A 5-part series. The last meeting will conclude on a trip to the Museum of Moving Image.

When: May 21, 1 p.m.

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

Contact: 718-268-5960

SkowheganTALKS A new lecture series organized by the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, features conversations between some of the most influential visual artists working today. Featuring a conversation between multi-media artists Matt Keegan and Paul Ramirez Jonas. Future talks include Sanford Biggers and Paul Pfeiffer, and Ellen Altfest and Robert V. Storr.

When: May 31, 3 p.m.

Where: PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46 Ave., Long Island City

Cost: Free with admission to PS1.

Contact: www.skowheganart.org or www.ps1.org

Art Appreciation Class With Irma Wesley.

When: Mondays, 1 p.m.

Where: 108-25 62 Dr., Forest Hills

Contact: 718-592-5757 or viit www.queenscommunityhouse.org

Poetry

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival Jackson Heights will open its doors to both the local community and NYC at large to celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens and the poetic talent of its students. The festival will be announcing the winners of the poetry contest. There will be workshops taught by professors and poets, a poetry slam, and a series of readings at this all-day event. Winners announced on website.

When: Workshops: May 15, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Poetry Slam and Open Mic: May 16, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Festival: May 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Workshops and Festival: Garden School, 33-16 79 St., Jackson Heights; Poetry Slam and Open Mic: Restaurant and Lounge Novo, 78-23 37 Ave., Jackson Heights

Contact: 347-239-2243 or visit www.jhpfest.org

Author Talk: Hayden Horsham, "The Power of My Pen" Author Hayden Horsham discusses "The power of My Pen: Philosophical Poetry Flowing Through My Pen and Echoing My Soul."

When: May 17, 2 p.m.

Where: East Elmhurst Public Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-424-2619

Poet Society The Forest Hills senior center presents.

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: 108-25 62nd Drive, Forest Hills

Contact: 718-699-1010

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

Poet-in-Residence George Edward Tait's Poetry: From the Page to the Stage The Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County invites you to join a 10-week series on Thursdays. Creative writing workshop series in poetry covers the origins of poetry as a conduit for communication, celebration, commentary and criticism, while concentrating on the dynamics of its development in the 20th and 21st centuries of the US Poet-in-residence and workshop instructor is George Edward Tait. Concludes May 22.

When: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Langston Hughes Public Library, 100-01 Northern blvd., Corona

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-651-1100

Literary Art, Poetry, Spoken Words Workshop Create poems using poetic techniques, meter similes and more.

When: Fridays, 4 p.m.

Where: Lefrak City Public Library, 98-30 57 Ave., Corona

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-592-7677

Poetry Group

When: Every Saturday evening, 7:15 p.m.

Where: Genesis Tree of Life Center, 102-19 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills

Contact: 718-544-5997

Classes

Photography in Spanish Registration required.

When: Sundays through Sept., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Contact: 718-592-9700, www.queensmuseum.org

Watercolor

When: Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-268-5960

Crafts Inspired by India Registration required.

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

New Senior Choral Class Led by Leah Wells. The group will be singing show tunes, jazz-era standards, American and Jewish folk songs, "do-op" and more. Lasts for 13 weeks.

When: Tuesdays

Where: Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills

Cost: Members: $20; Non-members: $25

Contact: 718-268-5011 ext. 621

Life Sessions Insisting on the best models in town, and the price is more than affordable. Sessions have been changed.

When: Second Tuesday of each month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Women's Studio Center, 21-15 44th Ave., Long Island City

Cost: General: $9; Women's Studio Center Member: $7

Contact: 718-361-5649, www.womenstudiocenter.org, or e-mail wsc586@aol.com

Painting Class The Women's Studio Center's painting classes are a chance to paint once a week with a professional in the room. Sherry Camhy will be the expert. Registration is required.

When: Wednesday Evenings

Where: Women's Studio Center, 21-15 44th Ave., Long Island City

Cost: Monthly Fees, General: $90; Women's Studio Center Members: $75

Contact: 718-361-5649, www.womenstudiocenter.org, or e-mail wsc586@aol.com

Israeli Folk Dancing Instructor: Debra Weil

When: Wednesday evenings, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills

Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members

Contact: 718-263-7000

Encaustic Technique Instructed by Fawn Potash. Originally developed by the early Greek as a painting medium for funeral portraits and decorative boat finishes, encaustics are enjoying a revival in contemporary art. This 8-week class will cover safety, surveys of historic and contemporary encaustic use, basic technique, 2D and 3D applications, transfers, layering, collage, dipping and presentation ideas. Registration is required.

When: Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Women's Studio Center, 21-15 44th Ave., Long Island City

Cost: $100 materials fee; General: $185; Women's Studio Center Member: $155

Contact: 718-361-5649, www.womenstudiocenter.org, or e-mail wsc586@aol.com

Jazz Classes Jacqui Young, Artistic Director of the Push Factor Dance Company, will be teaching professional level jazz class.

When: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Arts Cure Center, 33-24 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor, Long Island City

Cost: Single Class, $16; 5-Class Card, $15; 10-Class Card, $14

Contact: www.newyorkcitydance.com

Photography in Spanish An advanced class. Registration required.

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, www.queensmuseum.org

Meet the Editors: An Interviewing and Networking Session Every month, you can interview a different editor. There will be time to network with fellow writers afterwards. Registration is required.

When: Third Friday of each month, 7 p.m.

Where: Women's Studio Center, 21-15 44th Ave., Long Island City

Cost: General: $20; Women's Studio Center Member: $15

Contact: 718-361-5649, www.womenstudiocenter.org, or e-mail wsc586@aol.com

Writers Forum A forum for writers to share their writing and get critical feedback from their peers. Each writer is asked to bring a piece of writing to share for 10 minutes or less. The critique part of the forum will be led by one of the writing instructors each month. Registration is required.

When: Fourth Saturday of each month, 3 p.m.

Where: Women's Studio Center, 21-15 44th Ave., Long Island City

Contact: 718-361-5649, www.womenstudiocenter.org, or e-mail wsc586@aol.com

Art Instruction Offering watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and drawing classes for adults and children's art classes in a variety of media.

When: Jackson Heights Art Club, 33-50 82 St., Jackson Heights

Contact: 718-899-0065

Workshops

How to Get Published An expert panel of literary agents, publishers, and established writers discusses the dynamics of the publishing industry and offers strategic advice for literary artists. The panel will provide a critical review of pre-selected pitches from the participants. Registration required.

When: May 15, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Creek and Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-647-3377 ext. 17 or ext. 16

Mastering Digital Photographer: Learn with a Pro Award-winning nature photographer Dimitri Rellos presents a slideshow of his works and shares techniques you can use to take better pictures with you digital camera. Bring your digital camera and lenses to the workshop.

When: May 31, 11 a.m.

Where: Maspeth Public Library, 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-639-5228

Mastering Digital Photographer: Learn with a Pro Award-winning nature photographer Dimitri Rellos presents a slideshow of his works and shares techniques you can use to take better pictures with you digital camera. Bring your digital camera and lenses to the workshop.

When: May 31, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Jackson Heights Public Library, 35-51 81 St., Jackson Heights

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-899-2500

Media: All Access A media fair featuring presentations and discussions with editors, reporters, and publishers from both traditional media outlets and online resources. A panel of industry professionals will review pre-selected press kits submitted by artists. Registration required.

When: June 19, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24 Ave., Astoria

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-647-3377 ext. 17 or ext. 16

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

Cost:

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

Art-making Workshop for Adults with Special Needs Registration required.

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

English as a Second Language Conversation for beginners. Registration required.

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. Registration required.

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

Comic Book Art Taught by Marco DiLeonardo.

When: Mondays, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills

Contact: 718-520-9842 or visit www.arts4u.org

Watercolor workshops

When: Monday nights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Women's Studio Center, Inc., 21-25 44th Ave., Long Island City

Contact: 718-361-5649

Learn, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting & Finecrafts There are five sets to choose from. Each set consists of eight sessions.

When: Set One: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Set Two: Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Set Three: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Set Four: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Set Five: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills

Contact: 718-520-9842 or visit www.arts4u.org

Memoir Writing Workshops Join the memoir writing workshops that meet weekly.

When: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Howard Beach Public Library, 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beac

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-641-7086

Oils

When: Tuesday nights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Women's Studio Center, Inc., 21-25 44th Ave., Long Island City

Contact: 718-361-5649

Life Sessions Work from a live model. Work from both two-minute and 20-minute poses.

When: Every Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Women's Studio Center, Inc., 21-25 44th Ave., Long Island City

Contact: 718-361-5649

The Magic of Broadway Selfhelp Austin Street and Inside Broadway presents. Join professional actress Abby Jones for a one-hour theatrical workshop.

When: Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Where: Selfhelp Austin Street, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills

Contact: 718-520-8197

Artistic Archival Journal Learn techniques for creating artistic journals, scrapbooks or assemblages. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for complete information.

When: Fridays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills

Contact: 718-520-9842

Auditions &

Rehearsals

CQY Choral Group The Central Queens YM & YWHA of Forest Hills asks melody-minded senior adults to lend their voices to their popular choral group. Combines show tunes as well as Hebrew and English selections at the Y and for community events. The course finishes the year with a wonderful performance.

When: Wednesday afternoons from noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills

Cost: $18 for members and $28 for non-members (suggested contribution)

Contact: 718-268-5011

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Presently has opening in all string sections (violin, viola, cello and bass), as well as oboe and bassoon sections. New members always welcome.

When: Rehearsals every Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills

Contact: 718-263-7000 or 718-746-9122

New Renaissance Choir Seeking members in all voice categories, particularly male voices, for the performance of the great choral masterpieces, both a cappella and accompanied, of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Call to set up an audition.

Where: St. Raphael's Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City (at the Long Island Expressway.)

Contact: 718-349-3835

Updated 6:58 pm, October 10, 2011
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