FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com JULY 24, 2014 • BUZZ • THE QUEENS COURIER 57 The Queens World Film Festival returns to the 78th Street Play Street in Jackson Heights for two evenings of wonderful fi lms including shorts and features; animation and live action; international and local. Bring a chair, blanket, a picnic and a beverage or just pull up a piece of curb and enjoy fi lms from around the world and around the corner! The event starts at dusk and for more information go on www.jhgreen.org. Today, there will be three family- friendly fi lms about fathers and their children: “Thanks,” “The Hero Pose” and “Tu Seras Un Homme.” SUNDAY, JULY 27 Qualifi ed U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will teach the New York State Safe Boating Class from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten. This one-day, eight-hour boat safety course is designed to be an introductory course to meet the boating education needs of recreational boaters and PWC Operators. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $65, learning materials included. Preregistration is required for entry and parking on the Fort Totten base. For additional information, contact Ralph Traub at 347-336-5866, or contact the Flotilla at 347-669-4460 through Google Voice. Register online at http://www.uscgaux1201.org/unit_ classes.html. Beat the heat with some cool jazz at “Jazz at the Castle” at the Bayside Historical Society. Enjoy light refreshments while listening to our jazz trio. Pre-paid reservations required. Call 718-352-1548 to register. Admission is $20 for BHS members and $25 for non-BHS members. The Bayside Historical Society is located at 208 Totten Ave. at Fort Totten Park. Join Queens Historical Society for a Taste of… As part of their World’s Fair programming for their newest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens & Its World’s Fairs, they’re hosting four tasting events for all your senses! Today’s is A Taste of Italy. At each tasting, you’ll get a sampling of the food, music and culture to get an experience similar to walking through a World’s Fair pavilion! Tickets are $15 each and including admission to Kingsland, food and beverage. You must reserve spots in advance. To mail us a check, please call the society at 718-939-0647 ext. 17 to make sure there are tickets still available. Tickets will be sold the day of the event for $20 if available. Please call ahead of time to inquire. There will be no refunds. Queens Botanical Garden announces the latest in their “Music in the Garden” concert series. From 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., they are proud to host renowned violinist Alicia Svigals in a concert of klezmer music, with special guests Brian Glassman on bass and Christina Crowder on accordion. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic snack to enjoy the outdoors on the Oak Allée. This concert is open to the public at no charge. The garden is located at 43-50 Main St. For travel directions and more information visit www.queensbotanical. org or call 718-886-3800. EDITOR’S PICK MONDAY, JULY 28 Artist Rita Tabb will discuss the works of Georgia O’Keefe, famed for her drawings of nature and paintings of fl owers using bold colors and abstract shapes, at the Briarwood Library at 85-12 Main St. The event is called “Georgia O’Keeffe: Variations on a Theme.” Following the discussion, participants will create their own works of art with crayons and colored pencils, using color photos of O’Keeffe’s work as inspiration. Seating is limited. Preregistration is required. The event starts at 2 p.m. and for more information, the library’s phone number is 718-658-1680. Join the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition for “Movies on the Waterfront” at the Astoria Park Great Lawn between the Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool. Today, “The Goonies” will be shown. The movie runs for 114 minutes and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information contact 718-728-7820 or visit www.centralastoria.org. TUESDAY, JULY 29 Following the success of the pilot edition in 2013, Mare Nostrum Elements is partnering once again with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and getting ready for the Emerging Choreographer Series 2014-2015. Auditions are from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and located at Little Theater at LPAC at 31-10 Thomson Ave. Please arrive between 1 to 1:30 p.m and admission is free. Register at waves@mnelements. org. Preregistration is highly recommended and walk-ins are always allowed. Please bring a headshot and resume at the audition. The audition consists of a 3-hour class based on our method The Wave Within. There will be a warm up, followed by some movement exploration to generate a physical sequence, interaction with others and a presentation of the results to the class. You do not need to show choreography or bring a video. Callbacks will be held on November 4. Emerging choreographers accepted into the program must be able to participate to all weekly meetings, consultation sessions and tech times. “An Affair to Remember” will be shown at the Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road Suite 202 at 1 p.m. It stars Gary Grant, Deborah Kerr and Richard Denning – it is a must see! The movie is 119 minutes long. WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 Current or former smokers age 50 to 80 can get free lung cancer screenings on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Forest Hills Hospital, located at 102-01 66th Rd. This screening program, offered by the North Shore-LIJ Health System, uses a CT scanner to take pictures of your lungs. The scan takes about fi ve minutes and uses lowdose radiation similar to a chest X-ray. CT scans for lung cancer have been PhotoCourtesy-Play4Autism proven to be able to detect the tiniest tumors at an early, more curable stage. Preregistration for this program is required. For more information or to register, call 855-375-5864. THURSDAY, JULY 31 Learn basic salsa and mambo steps from Guy Ferrara, one of the last great dancers from New York’s golden age of Latin dance. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions and must preregister for each. Come early to complete exercise release forms at the Queens Library at Bayside. The library is located at 214- 20 Northern Blvd. and for more information, call 718-229-1834. Queens Museum presents Passport Thursdays 2014, the ninth season of the museum’s annual outdoor summer festival of international music, dance and fi lm returning after the opening of the Museum’s expansion in November 2013. Take a trip to India from 7 to 10 p.m. as Sonali Skandan and Jiva Dance create and present compelling and dynamic works based on the timeless idiom of Bharatanatyam, the classical dance form of South India . There will also be an Indian fi lm, “The World Before Her,” shown. The fi lm is 90 minutes long and subtitles include English and Hindi with English. The Museum is located at the New York City Building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Congregation L’Dor V’Dor will be seeing “The Religion Thing” at 8 p.m. at The Cell Theatre in NYC as part of their July 2014 events. Price per ticket is $20. TO HAVE YOUR EVENT APPEAR HERE POST IT @ QUEENSCOURIER.COM buzz Play4Autism Triumph Gym is very excited to team up with Play4Autism to create a safe and fun play environment for your child. The program will run every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Your child’s fi rst Sunday is free and all Sundays after are $20 for one hour and $30 for two hours for one child or $40 for two hours for two children. The child must be a registered member of Play4Autism. Call 646-836-4535 or visit www.play4autism.org to register. The Gymnastics Center is located at 79-41 Cooper Ave.
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