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Arts & Leisure October 29, 2015  RSS feed

Happenings OCT. 29 - NOV. 4


Wear your Halloween costume and march in the Halloween Ragamuffin Parade sponsored by the Maspeth Lions Club. Adults and children welcome. Trick-or-treat and win prizes for best costume. Begins at Mt. Olivet Cemetery’s main gate at 65-40 Grand Ave. and ends at the Maspeth Federal Savings Lot at the corner of 69th Street and Grand Avenue, Maspeth. Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. Visit maspethlions.org for more information. Wear your Halloween costume and march in the Halloween Ragamuffin Parade sponsored by the Maspeth Lions Club. Adults and children welcome. Trick-or-treat and win prizes for best costume. Begins at Mt. Olivet Cemetery’s main gate at 65-40 Grand Ave. and ends at the Maspeth Federal Savings Lot at the corner of 69th Street and Grand Avenue, Maspeth. Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. Visit maspethlions.org for more information. Thursday, Oct. 29

The Rego Park Jewish Center’s Knitting Circle will meet at 2 p.m. Knitters from all experience levels are welcome to join the club. $2 per person. Refreshments included. 97-30 Queens Blvd., between 64th and 65th roads, Rego Park.

Get your feet moving and your heart pumping in this cardio-aerobics class led by Jessica Merulla. Exercise to popular music in this class designed to get your heart rate up while toning and sculpting your entire body. Free. Space is limited and is available on afirstcome,first-served basis. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Queens Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst. For more information call, 718-424-2619.


Stop by the “Costumed for a Cure” event at your local Ridgewood Savings Bank. Enjoy the Halloween festivities and make a donation to the employee whose costume you like best. All funds raised will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Oct. 31. All Ridgewood Branches. Stop by the “Costumed for a Cure” event at your local Ridgewood Savings Bank. Enjoy the Halloween festivities and make a donation to the employee whose costume you like best. All funds raised will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Oct. 31. All Ridgewood Branches. Alley Pond Environmental Center is hosting a “Make Art After Dark” party hosted by Masa Katani from Creative Scene. Have fun creating a moonlit sky painting while enjoying refreshments compliments of Lisa Lopez from Tastee Vegan. All supplies are included. The party is for adults and space is limited. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $33 per person. 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston. Visit alleypond.com or call 718-229-4000 for more information.

Interested in learning a foreign language? Learn how to speak, read, write and comprehend Haitian Creole. Learn core concepts of grammar, phonetics and other aspects of the language with Haitian cultural context. At the end of the course, participants will be able to conduct simple conversions in Creole and write at the basic level. Free 6 to 7:30 p.m. Queens Central Library 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.

Keep the centuries of African American quilting history alive and join the quilting club. Learn the history of quilting, which is nearly as old as the history of our country. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. Queens Library 134- 26 225 St., Laurelton. Space is limited, register online or by phone 718-528-2822.

Friday, Oct. 30

The Ridgewood Queens Library Branch will be hosting a color your own trickor treat bag event. Children ages 5 to12. A parent or caregiver must be present. Free. 3 to 4 p.m. 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood.

The Queens Library at Richmond Hill is running an Early Childhood Literacy Workshop for toddlers. Free. No registration required. 11:30 A.M. 118-14 Hillside Ave, Richmond Hill.

There will be a “Haunted Forest Halloween Hike” at the Alley Pond Environmental Center. Take a walk down the Haunted Forest Trail and stop by the Mad Scientist Laboratory. Wear your costumes and a spooky guide will lead the way. This is a drop-off hike for children aged 8-12. Snack included. $13 per child. 6:30 to 8 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information call 718-229-4000.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Visit the Ridgewood Youth Market on Saturdays until November 21. Youths residing in Bushwick and Ridgewood sell fresh, regionally grown fruits and vegetables. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cypress Avenue between Myrtle and Putnam avenues, Ridgewood. Visit grownyc.org for more details.

Celebrate Halloween at Flushing Town Hall. Join in mask-making, pumpkin piñata, ghost stories, and other family-friendly fun! Free. 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 4 to 7 p.m. Visit flushingtownhall.org for more information.

The Bayside Village BID has organized a full day of events to celebrate Halloween. Participate in costume contests, a selfie scavenger hunt and trick-or-treating. Free. All day. Adults, children and pets welcome. Bell Boulevard, Bayside. Visit baysidevillagebid.com for more information.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead at “Oye Corona!” at Corona Plaza. Immerse yourself in Mexican culture and enjoy food, dancing, singing and art by Shellyne Rodriguez. Free. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.103 Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Corona. For more information visit queensmuseum.org.

Join the 207th Street Block Association of Bayside for its 36th Halloween Fest- On-Mall hosted by Betty the witch. Snack on treats, listen to spooky tales and make paper arts and crafts while enjoying the autumn harvest. The event is free open to all children and adults. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the grass mall at 208th Street and 42nd Avenue.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Parents and babies ages 6 to 18 months are invited to the Ridgewood branch of the Queens Library for “Mother Goose.” Hear readings from popular nursery rhymes and children’s books and join in a sing-along. Free. 11 to 11:30 a.m. 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood.

“Boroughs of the Dead” tour guide Marie Carter presents a “Ghosts of the Boroughs” lecture at Q.E.D. Learn about Astoria’s haunted mansions, hospitals and the ghosts who inhabit them in this spooky illustrated lecture. 4 to 5 p.m. $10. 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria.

Take a peek into the birds at the Alley Pond Environmental Center. Learn about various birds and other animals’ diets, then cook up some healthy snacks and make bird feeders for the center’s animals and wild relatives outside in nature. Live animals will sample the creations as part of the class. Space limited to 12participants. All materials included. $23 per child. Ages 6 to 8. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information visit alleypond.com.

Monday, Nov. 2

Children and their families are invited to Glendale Library to play classic board games and solve puzzles. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 78-60 73rd Pl., Glendale. Visit queenslibrary.org for more information.

Get energized at a Zumba-Latin Dance Fitness Class at Lefferts Queens Library. Instructor Meiling Schumm creates a Latin-inspired dance workout, which helps burn fat and build muscle. Dress accordingly. Preregistration is required. Free. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 103-34 Lefferts Blvd., Jamaica.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Blend the Afro-Caribbean styles of calypso with exercise in this calypso cardio class for seniors. 9:30 to 10 a.m. Free. Howard Beach Senior Center, 155- 55 156th Ave., Howard Beach. For more information call 718-738-8100.

Visit the “Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens” exhibit on display by the Queens Historical Society. The exhibit features a diverse group of women who all share roots in Queens and made an impact. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. On display Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays until May 2016. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.

Elementary school teachers and homeschool parents are welcomed to the Alley Pond Environmental Center to learn how wildlife prepares for inclement weather. Participants will learn about behavioral adaptations including migration and hibernation. Start the day with breakfast then enjoy live animal demonstrations and a nature walk to the local pond and forest to gainfirsthand discovery of the living world. $30 per person. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Pre-registration is required at alleypond.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

If you’re skilled in the Wii sports world, join the Howard Beach Senior Center as they meet for their Wii Bowling League at 1 p.m. Howard Beach Senior Center, 155- 55 156th Ave., Howard Beach.

The Museum of the Moving Image will feature a preview screening of “The Peanuts Movie.” Watch as the Peanuts gang makes their big screen debut in 3-D and get behind-the-scenes details from two animators who will be in attendance. $12 for adults, $9 for senior/students, $6 children 3 to 12. 7 p.m. 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Visit movingimage.us for more information.

Flushing Town Hall will feature its Monthly Jazz Jam from 7 to 10 p.m. The Queens Jam OverGround welcomes music students, teachers and musicians to play and non-players to come and listen. Event held on thefirst Wednesday of every month. $10 admission. 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

Youth Activities

Boy Scout Troop 28 meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St. in Richmond Hill. All boys ages 10 ½ to 17 are welcome. For more information, call 718-478-5747.

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

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

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

Counseling Programs

Glenridge Alanon, family and friends of alcoholics, meets every Tuesday night at Trinity Reformed Church, Palmetto Street and 60th Place in 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 in 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 in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave. in Forest Hills. For more information, call 800-984-0066.

Ongoing Senior Programs

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., Welcomes New Members 60 Years Of Age Or Older Every Weekday. For More Information, Call 718- 456-2000.

Ridgewood-Bushwick Senior Center, 319 Stanhope St., Will Hold Various Programs. For More Information, Call 718-366-3038.

Peter Cardella Senior Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, Will Hold Various Programs. For More Information, Call 718-497-2908.

Self-Help Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave., Will Hold Beading, Jewelry And Other Programs. Hot Lunch Served At Noon. Transportation Available. For More Information, Call 718-429-3636.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., Will Hold Arts And Crafts At 10 A.M., Sit And Be Fit At 1 P.M. And Tai-Chi Chuan At 10:15 A.M. For More Information, Call 718-894-3441.

Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Will Hold Various Programs. For More Information, Call 718-896-8751.

Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., Will Hold Various Programs. For More Information, Call 718-392-6944.

Forest Hills Senior Center, 108-25 62nd Dr., Will Hold Various Programs And Hot Lunch. For More Information, Call 718-699-1010.

Howard Beach Senior Center, 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd., will hold programs including art, computer and exercise classes. For more information, call 1-718-738-8100.