84 THE QUEENS COURIER • BUZZ • SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com happenings >SEPT11-17 FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 The Borough Planning Committee of the Queens Chambers of Commerce presents the Zoning Forum. Keynote speaker John Young, director of the Department of City Planning, will be in attendance. His presentation will focus on zoning issues concerning new developments in Queens. The event is from 8 to 10 a.m. and is located at the Bulova Corporate Center at 75-20 Astoria Blvd. There will be free parking and free admission. Light breakfast will be served and space is limited. To register, visit www. queenschamber.org/events/ Zoning-Forum-Borough- Planning-Committee-of- QCC-1110/details. The New York Classical Quartet will perform the string quartets of Joseph Haydn at a concert at the King Manor Museum at Rufus King Park. Wine and light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. The artists playing in the concert are violinists Judson Griffi n and Margaret Ziemnicka, violist Chiu-ChenLiu and cellist David Bakamjian. Reservations can be made at kingmanor.org/events/concert. php. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The concert is located at 150-03 Jamaica Ave. Ballroom dance classes with Michèle Bowles resume every Friday, starting today! The next dance series will feature Argentinian tango and samba. Have fun while learning or perfecting your dance techniques, as well as sharpening your mind-body coordination. Couples, singles and beginners are welcome to attend the classes at Genesis Tree of Life. Visit https:// clients.mindbodyonline.com/ classic/home?studioid=299 or call 718-544-5997 to RSVP. The Yoga and Wellness Center is located on the lower level of 102-02/06 Metropolitan Ave. “Jazz Up In The Sky” takes place up on the roof at Flushing House. This live jazz EDITOR’S PICK extravaganza is a special fundraising dinner/dance/ concert, to benefi t the 300 older adults who call Flushing House home. The night will feature live jazz by Hernan Romero, Michael Feinberg and Isamu McGreagor. Proceeds benefi t the nonprofi t Flushing House endowment fund. The house is located at 38-20 Bowne St. To RSVP, call Robert Salant at 347-532-3025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The festival Waldbaums Supermarket (Parking Lot) 156-01 Cross Bay Blvd, Jamaica, NY is from 7 to 11 p.m. and there is a $100 cover charge per person ($150 for couples) that includes a gourmet dinner, wine and beer. SATURDAY, SEPT. 13 Walk, dance and bike along the boardwalk at the Rockaway Bike Parade. This year’s theme is the West Indian Carnival, so bring a colorful costume and steel pan drum. The parade departs from Firehouse 59 to Beach 17 at 11 a.m. Advanced registration is required. Join Genesis Tree of Life for a monthly spiritual evening of lively discussion, singing, meditation, sharing of vegan food and socializing at the end of the evening. The event is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. and the fee to enter is a donation of $5 to $10 and a vegan drink or food for the group to share. RSVP on www.meetup. com or call 718-544-5997. Also, call them if you do not know what to bring. The Yoga and Wellness Center is located on the lower level of 102- 02/06 Metropolitan Ave. Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun. Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore Queens Botanical Garden’s Herb and Bee Gardens, and cook with just-harvested produce. Ages 5 through 12 are invited to participate. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit www.queensbotanical. org/programs/childrensgarden for more information and to register. The Richmond Hill Block Association’s 41st Annual Park Fair will be held today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. There will be food, rides, games, music, raffl es and vendors at Forest Park located at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South. For more information and applications please call 718-849-3759 or email RHBA@att.net. Attend Oktoberfest at Poppenhusen Institute from noon to 6 p.m. There will be German singers and dancers from 1 to 4 p.m. and tournaments, games and a beer stein holding contest. Face painting and caricatures will be featured and refreshments will be sold. German-American food, beer, wine, soft beverages, apple strudel and black forest cake will be served. Admission is $15 and free for kids 5 and under. Oktoberfest is held at 114-04 14th Rd. Contact poppenhusen@juno. com or 718-358-0067 for more information. A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society from 1 to 2 p.m. Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Jeanette Winter’s book, “September Roses,” and will be followed by a discussion and activity. This event is free for children and their adult companions. The society is located at 143-35 37th Ave. For more information call 718-939- 0647, ext. 17. Come join the fun at Socrates Sculpture Park with Circus Amok from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is free and is open to audiences of all ages. Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking and clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry and more. The park is located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd. ATTENTION: WANT A LISTING ON THIS PAGE? Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, www.queenscourier.com/ events-page, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page. 10:00AM– 1:00PM Sunday, September 14, 2014 Prevent identity theft! Come join the NYPD’s Crime Prevention Section to shred your documents containing your personal/sensitive information. This is a free service. You can also register your electronic devices with the NYPD’s Operation ID Program. The event will be held at Waldbaum’s Supermarket’s parking lot at 156-01 Cross Bay Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14.
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