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Auditions/­Rehearsals

Auditions for the Comedy Room Service will be held on Mon., May 14 and May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Chruch of Whitestone, 15-43 149 St., Whitestone. 718-391-8697.

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 production of RAGS at the New Flushing Town Hall Theatre, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. Rehearsals are fthrough June 17. All roles open. Seeking male, female actors and singers of all ages, seeking a young boy with excellent singing voice for makor role. Prepare 16 bars, bring pics and resume. 718-463-7700.

Dream A Dream Productions. A new, non-equity theatrical company will hold auditions. on Sat., April 28 at 1:30 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.

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.

Concerts

The New York Club Of The Greater Allen Cathedral Of New York, presents in concert The Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble Of New York City on Fri., May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at The Greater Allen Cathedral Of New York, 110-31 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-659-5378 or 718-529-2243.

Cinqo de Mayo brings Flamenco dancer Andrea Del Conte to the "Passport To Music" concert series at The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main St., Flushing on Sat., May 5 at 7 p.m.. Del Conte, together with guitarist Arturo Martinez, will perform the centuries-old Spanish art of Flamenco. Tickets: $5. 718-461-8910.

Alan King, a "renaissance man" as far as talented entertainers go, will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sun., June IO at 3 p.m. Tickets: $37.50. 631-888-9000.

Collective Arts presents Denis Gray's Words with Music on Sun., April 29 at 4 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Saint Albans, 190-04 119 Ave., Saint Albans. Tickets; $12, $10. 516-569-5548.

Musica Reginae Productions, creator of innovative professional music programs for Queens, will present the second in the 2001 Accolade series ofperformances, entitled "The Virtuoso piano', featuring noted pianist Daniel Berman, at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. General admission at the d on Sat., April 28 at 8 p.m. Admission: $15, $13. 718-279-4842.

The Black American Heritage Foundation will hold a concert at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Queens Borough Public Library Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. Archie Spigner will be honored. The ceremony honoring Councilman Spigner will precede the concert celebrating the music of Josh White and Dizzy Gillespie. Fred Smith and his Quartet with play the music of Dizzy Gillespie. Admission is free. 631-736-0618.

The Community Singers of Queens presents its Semi-Annual Concert on Sat., May 5 at 8 p.m. at Marie Curie I.S. 158, 46-35 Oceania Street, Bayside, New York Works performed will be a medley of both classical and popular. 718-658-1021.

Donna McKechnie, Tony-Award winning star of A Chorus Line will perform at Queens Theatre in the Park on Fri., May 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $24, $22, $18, $15. 718-760-0064. McDonald's Gospelfest 2001: A Musical Odyssey, the 18th Annual celebration of one Africam-Amreican cultures greatest gifts to America will be held on Sun., May 13 at 4 p.m. at Westbury Music Fair, 960 Bush Hollow Rd., Westbury, Long Island. 631-889-9000.

The Barbara Sfraga Trio will perform at Erawan 4231 Bell Blvd, Bayside on Tuesdays April 17, 24, May 1 and 8 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 718-428-2112.

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.

The Sacred Music Society of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church will present the Seventeenth Annual Spring Concert On Sun., May 6 at 4 p.m. in the church located at Queens Blvd. and Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Donation: $15, $10. 18-268-6251.

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.

Music at St. Mark's presents soprano Gloria Bianco, pianist Earl Buys and Andrew Bianco on marimba in a concert ofworks sung in English and Spanish on Sun., April 29 at 4 p.m. will take place at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights. Tickets: $17, $15, $12, $9. In addition, discounted advance sale tickets: $15, $12, $7 are available by mail. Checks should be made payable to "Music at St. Mark's" and mailed to Music at St. Marks, St. Mark 's Episcopal Church, 33-50 82nd St., Jackson Heights. 718 639-8893, ext. 17.

The 170-voice Queens College Choral Society, professional soloists and the Queens College Orchestra all under the direction of Professor Larry Eisman, will present its 60th anniversary concert Sat., May 13 at 8 p.m. in Colden Auditorium on the Queens College campus, The concert, which concludes Dr. Eisman's 23-year directorship of the Society, includes Mozart's Requiem, Brahms' Song of Destiny, and Misa Criolla, a Creole mass, sung in Spanish, based on South American folk rhythms. Tickets: $15, $13, $2 . 718 793 8080.

Tickets are on sale now for the CQY's Yom HaAtzma'ut Festival/Concert starring Israeli music sensations Amir & Ron. Join us on Sun., April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Y for a program highlighting Israel's 53rd Independence celebration in music, mood and festivities. Crafts, jewelry, Judaica and food vendors will be featured. The concert will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. 718-268-5011

A Jazz Concert, sponsored by the Friends of the Flushing Library and featuring student performers from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College will be held at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 718-661-1200.

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.

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.

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

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 tickets for the Sun., April 29 Avi Albrecht and Dudu Fisher performance at Colden Center in Queens College which will also Feature the Queens Symphony 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 gr Murray Marks, 718-740-0842 and Edith Frank, 718-969-0437.

Jerry Vale enjoys a well deserved 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.

Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St., Long Island City presents A Klezmer Concert and Dance Pary featuring Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett and friends. Tickets: $10. $5. 718-278-2680.

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.

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

Watermelon smasher and fan favorite Gallagher brings his trademark Sledge-O-Matic, for a night of laughs at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., June 9 at 8 pm. Tickets: $30. 631-888-9000.

The Queens of Comedy starring Mo'Nique, Sommore, Adele Givens, and host Miss Laura Hayes will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., June 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $45. 631-888-9000.

Volunteer Jam Tour 2001 starring Charlie Daniels Band, 38 Special, Dickey Betts Band, and Trent Summar and The New Row Mob will hit Westbury Music Fair on Thurs., June 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42.50. 631-888-9000.

Kevin James, star of CBS' "The King of Queens" will bring his stand-up act to Westbury Music Fair on Sat., June 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50. 631-888-9000.

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield returns to Westbury Music Fair for the first time in 9 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! George Carlin performs 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

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers is offering lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom, Latin. Tango, Swing, Savoy Lindy, Salsa, Mambo. etc. and wedding dances, at meir Floral Park. New Hyde Park, Bayside, Floral Park. Garrlen City and Roshln locations, mmplimentary to the complete beginner. 718-891-4209.

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.

The Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing, and Social Dancing 40+, every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. featuring the best danceable ballroom dance music, offering coffee, bagels, pastries, allafternoon, a free lesson for beginners and advanced, a nice wood dance floor and introductions, Donation: $6. 718-891-4209.

Join the Long Island Singles 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

New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park presents The History of the Great Hall. The Architecture of the New York Hall of Science

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-OO05.

The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, presents its 71st Annual Open Exhibition from May 7 to June 8. Works of art from the national area have been juried and judged by Charlotta Kotik, curator of the Brooklyn Museum. We invite everyone to view this prestigious exhibition.There is no admission. Hours are from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., except Fridays. A reception will be held on Sun., May 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 718-224-4953.

On Mon., May 7, at 7:30 PM, the Great Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, presents "Golden Age of the Motion Picture Palace - New York City and Long Island" a slide lecture presentation by Orlando Lopes and Loen Lengyel, members of the Theatre Historical Society of America. 718-278-0700.

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.

New Pfizer Foundation Biochemistry Discovery Lab at The New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is open to the public! September - June Hours: Thursday and Friday, 2p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday ans Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. July - August Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Groups by reservation only, Monday though Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-699-0301.

"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.

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

Mary Mendoza will "stretch the possibilities of photos into a new art form." The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston on Fri., May 4 at 8 p.m. Ms. Mendoza has exhibited her work extensively and her photography and photo-collages are creative and exciting. This promises to be an informative and stimulating demonstration. All are welcome. No admission. 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.

New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park presents Picturing Animals: Contemporary Printmakers Create Natural History Images Exhibition from March 10 through May 30.See how a centuries-old tradition links the artist print - woodcut, etching, lithograph - with imagery of both wild and domestic animals. Each artist interprets the natural world through this traditional art form and diverse printmaking techniques. 718-699-OO05.

AQA Gallery Alliance of Queens Artists 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, presents Flora and Fauna VI from April 28 through May 19. Public gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is always welcome. And it's free! 718-520-9842.

Events

The story of Moses isn't usually sung by a choir of African-Americans and Jews, but this year's Temple Beth-El Music Festival on Fri., May 4 at 8 p.m. will present an exciting contemporary choral work for Jewish and African-American choirs entitled, "Moses." 718-487 0900. The community is welcome to attend the performance, which will begin immediately following the Shabbat Serice on Fri., evening, May 4 at 8 p.m. There is no admission charge. Temple Beth-El, 5 Old Mill Road at the corner of Middle Neck Road,Great Neck. Ample parking is available in the temple lot on Old Mill Road. 718-487 0900.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Inc., 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, will hold teen talent showcase on Sat., May 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 718-658-7400.

The Queens Council on the Arts, will be presenting the Art Frenzy, a weekend festival celebrating the arts from May 17 through May 20 in Long Island City. Over 500 Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside artists, 30 Open Studies, Art Gallies. 718-647-3377.

The Sunday School Of St. Paul's Lutheran Church 89-19 114 St., Richmond Hill Will Hold Its Annual Chinese Social on Fri., May 4 at 7:30 p.m.. Admission: $5, $3. 718-849-0009

Flushing Hospitel Medical Center will host National Anxiety Disorder Screening Day on Wed., May 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital auditorium. Participants will have an opportunity to receive a free screening test, view a video and sit down with a mental health professional for a confidential, one-on one meetong. 718-670-5476.

"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.

The Douglaston Little Neck Historical Society celebrates Spring, you are cordially invited to join us for 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 per person to benefit The Douglaston Little Neck Historical Society. The Day of Your Choice. RSVP 718-428-2150 by April 23.

A Celebration of Local Artists will be held at Officers Club, Fort Totten, Bayside. Opening day is Sat., April 28 at noon. On exhibit through May 31. Watercolors, Acrylics, Oils, Engraved Design Glass. Donation: $3. 718-352-1548.

Earth Day, Arbor Day Celebration on Sat., April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at Alley Pond Enviromental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. All Welcome. 718-229-4000.

St. Ann's Church, 142-30 58 Ave., Flushing, will be having a fund-raiser to benefit various projects in the church and school, on Sat., April 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. . We will be calling it The Catfish Cabaret and it will have a nautical theme with prizes and raffles. Music will be provided by talented members of the parish as well as the terrific. Pokey Moe And Danny Boy Blues Band. Members ofthe Hilltop Choir and St. Ann's Choir will make special appearances to help us celebrate. Tickets: $10, $5. 718-886-3890.

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 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.

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.

Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Queens will present it's 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.

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.

Photographers for Peace will present "Wild Visions", a slide show by the well-known Adirondack pkotographer, Carl Heilman II, on Fri., April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Presbyterian Church of Flushing at 23-33 154 St. The presentation will display the grandeur of an area that is still a wildersness and located quite close to New York. Admission is free to all. There will be refreshments.718-461-1739 .

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.

Events

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 at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway.. 718-224-2597.

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.

Festivals

Probini Foundation, NeMi York, will be holding their annual Zndiani Bangladeshi Ist Haisakh New Year [Nababarsha] celebration, award presentation and luncheon on Sat., April 28, at 12:30 p.m. at Santoor Restaurant, Glen Oaks, eastern Queens. 718-343-0189.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, will persent it's 7th annual Festival Thalia Al Aire Libre/Free Outdoors Festival, Four Free Concerts In Thomson Hill Park/Noonan Playground, happens Sunday afternoons in June at 1 p.m. on June 3, 10, 17 and 24. Tickets: $25, $22, $2 off all tickets on wednesdays, thursdays and fridays only. 718-729-3880.

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. (for ages 6-10) and 7:15 p.m. (for ages 10-14) 718-726-7329.

Musicals

The musical comedy Annie will be the spring musical of the Herricks Community Players, under the direction of John Hayes with musical direction by Sue Weber and choreography by Annmarie Pistilli and Barbara Murphy. Featured in the cast is Natalie Fabian as Annie; Bill Kane as Daddy Warbucks and Judy Isinga as Miss Hannigan, Annie may be seen on the Herricks Community Theater Stage, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park on April 27, 28, May 4 and May 5 at 8 p.m. and on April 29 and May 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $17, $12. 718-742-1926.

Performances

The Minstrel Players presents "Heaven Can Wait" can be seen on Sat. April 28, May 5 and 12 at 8:30 p.m. and Sun., April 29, zMay 6 and 13 at 3 p.m. at the Israel Community Center, 3235 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. Tickets: $12, $10. 631-754-4246.

Thalia Spanish Theatre presents its bilingual production of Broadway/La Gran Via, with music by Federico Chueca and Joaquin Valverde and libretto by Felipe Perez & Miguel Ramos, adapted and directed by Angel Gil Orrios. It is a very funny combination of two popular zarzuelas, La Gran Via And Agua, Azucarillos y Aguardiente, updated and performed in the style of a Broadway musical. Performances continue through May 20; in English,Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. in Spanish Fridays and Sat., at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. 718-729-3880.

The Professional Performing Arts Series at Queensborough Community College will present an original operatic rendition of Little Red Ridinghood by Children's Opera Theatre on Sun., May 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $12, $8. 718-631-6311.

Musica Reginae Productions, creator of innovative professional music programs for Queens, will present the second in the 2001 Accolade series of performances, entitled "The Virtuoso Piano", featuring noted pianist Daniel Berman, at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing on Sat., April 28 at 8 p.m. Admission: $15, $13. 718-279-4842.

Posted 7:05 pm, October 10, 2011
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