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Arts & Leisure January 5, 2017  RSS feed

COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Take a trip back in time at Ridgewood’s Onderdonk House with special candlelight tours on Saturday night, Jan. 7. Explore the former farmhouse that dates back to the colonial times when New York was first settled by the Dutch. The tours will also feature live music, mulled cider and other refreshments. Admission is $5 per person; children and Greater Ridgewood Historical Society members are free. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. For more information, call 718-456-1776 or visit www.onderdonkhouse.org. Take a trip back in time at Ridgewood’s Onderdonk House with special candlelight tours on Saturday night, Jan. 7. Explore the former farmhouse that dates back to the colonial times when New York was first settled by the Dutch. The tours will also feature live music, mulled cider and other refreshments. Admission is $5 per person; children and Greater Ridgewood Historical Society members are free. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. For more information, call 718-456-1776 or visit www.onderdonkhouse.org. THURSDAY, JAN. 5

Do you want to pursue a career as a paralegal? Learn more about Queens College’s Paralegal Studies Program during a special open house at 6 p.m. tonight. Queens College, 64-19 Kissena Blvd., Kissena Hall, Room 100, Flushing. For more information, visit www. qc.cuny.edu/paralegal.

Enjoy an evening of laughter during Jackknife Comedy’s monthly stand-up showcase at The Creek & The Cave in Long Island City. Hosted by Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie, this month’s lineup features comedians Colum Tyrrell, Amy Shanker, Ian Kitchen, Dewey Lovett, Mike Mercadal, L. Michelle and Will Miles. 8 p.m., 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. For ticket information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ jackknife-comedy-tickets-30361612400.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6

The Museum of the Moving Image looks ahead at some outstanding films debuting in 2017 with its First Look festival beginning tonight. Now in its sixth year, First Look is a festival for innovative new cinema with works from more than 20 countries. The opening night presentation will be the New York premiere of “After the Storm,” the latest film from Hirokazu Kore-eda. First Look runs through Jan. 16. A pass for the entire festival is $45 per person. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7

Learn about the history of New York’s first all-female mariachi group with the screening of “Mariachi Flor De Toloache,” at the Hillcrest Library, presented by Lincoln Center. The film, named for the band, celebrates the traditions of this folk form while creating a style all their own including original songs and new arrangements reflecting the influence of salsa, cumbia, gypsy music, Latin jazz as well as pop, hip-hop and soul. Admission is free. 1 to 2 p.m., Hillcrest Library, 187- 05 Union Tpke. For more information, call 718-454-2786.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

Find yourself a dance partner, and perhaps a life-long companion, at the Rego Park Jewish Center’s Singles Social and Dance this afternoon. Andrew Forman will provide music for the event, which will also feature refreshments. Admission is $10 per person, proper attire required. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. For more information, call 718-459-1000 or email office@rpjc.org.

Bring your little nature lovers to the Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. 2 to 3:30 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org.

Hey kids: ever wanted to make your own rocketship? You can this weekend at the New York Hall of Science. Have your parents or guardians take you there to design, make and launch your own high-flying rocket that is out of this world. Fee of $8 per family, plus admission, charged. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. For more information, visit www.nysci.org.

MONDAY, JAN. 9

Get in shape and have a great time doing it with a special Dance Fitness class at the North Forest Park Library. Instructor Shirlyn Diego-Lucas teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, firstserved basis. Noon to 1 p.m., North Forest Park Library, 98-27 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. For more information, call 718-261-5512.

TUESDAY, JAN. 10

Learn about one of the true trail-blazing politicians of the 20th century at the Museum of the Moving Image screening of “The Times of Harvey Milk” tonight. Director Rob Epstein will be on hand for the screening of the documentary of San Francisco Councilman Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in American history, who was assassinated in 1978. Tickets are $15 per person and include museum admission. Museum of the Moving Image, Redstone Theater, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. A special class at Queens Library’s Central Branch will define the mature worker, describe obstacles such workers may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. 10 a.m. to noon, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990- 8625. Class code JR100.

COUNSELING PROGRAMS

• GLENDALE ALANON, a program for families and friends of alcoholics, meets every Wednesday night at Trinity Reformed Church, Palmetto Street and 60th Place, Ridgewood, Beginners meet at 7:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 8:10 p.m.

• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 21st Avenue and 32nd Street, Astoria. For more information, call 718-520-5021.

• NAR-ANON, a self-help support group for those affected by a loved one’s drug abuse, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Church of the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For more information, call 800-984-0066.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

• BOY SCOUT TROOP 28 meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill. All boys ages 10 1/2 to 17 are welcome. For information, call 718-478-5747.

• SUNNYSIDE DRUM CORPS meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at All Saints Church, 43-12 46th St., one block off Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside. Boys and girls ages 7 to 17 are invited to join. For more information, call 718-786-4141.

• BOY SCOUT TROOP 119 meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Margaret Parish Center, 80th Street off Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village. Boys ages 11 to 17 are welcome.

• CUB SCOUT PACK 383 meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall, Myrtle Avenue and 68th Street, Glendale. For more information, call 718-938-2073.

ONGOING SENIOR PROGRAMS

• RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT CENTER, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood, welcomes new members 60 years of age and older every weekday. For more information, call 718-456-2000.

• RIDGEWOOD- BUSHWICK SENIOR CENTER, 319 Stanhope St., Bushwick, holds various programs every day. Call 718-366-3083 for more information.

• PETER CARDELLA SENIOR CENTER, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, holds breakfast and lunch every weekday, as well as a variety of programs. For more information, call 718-497-2908.

• SELF-HELP MASPETH SENIOR CENTER, 69-61 Grand Ave., holds beading, jewelry and other programs daily. Hot lunch served at noon. Transportation available. For details, call 718-429-3636.

• MIDDLE VILLAGE ADULT CENTER, 69-10 75th St., holds arts and crafts at 10 a.m.; Sit and Be Fit exercise at 1 p.m.; and Tai-Chi Chuan at 10:15 a.m. daily. For more information, call 718-894-3441.

• REGO PARK SENIOR CENTER, 93-29 Queens Blvd., holds a variety of programs every day. For more information, call 718-896-8751.

• SUNNYSIDE SENIOR CENTER, 43- 31 39th St., holds programs daily. Call 718-392-6944 for more information.