C R Y D E R P O I N T 16JANUARY Out & About We survived the holidays and now it’s time to try to beat the wintertime blues with some fun stuff. Oh and remember, Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14th. You’ve been reminded, so no excuses! The Bayside Historical Society’s 15th Annual Art Show January 10 - January 24 Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside www.baysidehistorical.org Phone 718-352-1548 There’s still time to catch the Art Show at Fort Totten, which includes exhibits by many local area painters, photographers and mixed-media artists. Admission is free. Closed Mondays; open Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays-Sundays 12pm-4pm. Dance Classes – It’s Swingtime! Saturdays, 4:15pm-5:30pm, starting January 16 Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32nd Avenue, Bayside DanceLessonsByLenny.com Phone 718-767-4458 This 10-week course in Swing (think Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop) is a great way to keep you warmed up and be-bopping through the winter. Don’t worry if you’re a newbie; instructions start at the beginner level. And don’t worry if you don’t have a partner to go with; singles and couples are welcome, and partners are rotated upon request so that everyone gets their fair share of boogying. Lessons are $10 per person and there is no contract, so give it a spin! New York City Restaurant Week Monday, January 18 – Friday, February 5 Various locations Foodies rejoice! Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try out that new place you’ve been wondering about. The vast majority of participating restaurants are in Manhattan and all offer special three-course prix-fixe menus Monday through Friday (no weekends), priced at $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. Closer to home, a few Queens restaurants are joining in, including MP Taverna in Astoria, London Lennie’s in Forest Hills and Vivaldi in Bayside. Broadway 2-for-1 Tickets Week Tuesday, January 19 - Friday, February 5 If you opt to go to a Manhattan restaurant during Restaurant Week, why not make a day of it and take advantage of 2-for-1 Broadway tickets? A slew of shows have hopped on this bandwagon (check with the box office), so put on your kinky boots and shuffle along to see a wicked good show. 16 cryder point courier | JANUARY 2016 | WWW.QNS.COM Audra McDonald Filmed Concert Monday, January 25, 2:30pm Fresh Meadows Public Library www.queenslibrary.org/branch/freshmeadows Phone 718-454-7272 This is pretty nice…Lincoln Center has partnered with the Queens Library to present free screenings of some memorable concerts. On tap this month in Fresh Meadows is six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, filmed in concert singing from her new album, Go Back Home. I’ve heard her sing. You won’t want to go home! Cupid’s Undie Run Saturday, February 13, 12p-4p Stage 48 • 605 W 48th St (between 11th Ave. & 12th Ave.), New York City www.cupidsundierun.com Okay, so this is pretty out there, but I just had to include it. Besides, it’s for charity. What happens is, people run around the streets of New York in their underwear. For four hours. In February. (Hey, I don’t make the news, I just report it.) The event is billed as “hilarity for charity” and it raises funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, so at least the organization has a sense of humor and it’s for a worthy cause. If you dare to participate, registration costs $40 until January 15th, $45 January 16th-February 5th and $55 from February 6th through the 13th. Hooray for Love! Saturday, February 13, 2pm-3pm Whitestone Public Library • 151-10 14th Rd., Whitestone www.queenslibrary.org/branch/whitestone Phone 718-767-8010 On a much more traditional note for Valentine’s Day, vocalist Diana Templeton will be at the Whitestone Library singing all sorts of songs about love…looking for love, falling in love, finding love unexpectedly, losing love, and even silly songs about love. Admission is free, which is a heck of a lot more economical than a dozen roses. Westminster Kennel Club – 140th Annual Dog Show Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16, 6pm Madison Square Garden, New York City Westminsterkennelclub.org Check out your favorite breeds up close and personal at the most prestigious dog show in the country. The actual competition starts at 8pm, but doors open at 6pm to allow dog fanciers to walk around the benching area and see these pampered pooches get the royal treatment before their big moment in the spotlight. (I’ve been to the dog show. We should all have such dedicated hair stylists.) Tickets start at $40 per person for one evening up to $110 for both. – Compiled by Jill Davis Calling Cryder Point Writers! Cryder Point’s very own Esther Cohen would like to start a Creative Writing Group here at Cryder, which would be held weekly in the 01 Community Room. The way it would work is that the group would choose a topic to write about each week and then meet to read and discuss the compositions the next. Esther has been a part of another writing group for about ten years. “It’s a pleasure, and I would like to see it happen here—in three buildings, surely we can get a group of Cryder Pointers!,” Esther says. Show Esther that she’s right. If you are interested in getting a writing group started, please call her at 718-767-2328 to discuss the details.
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