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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
People can fi nd common ground even
in the most bizarre circumstances. That’s
the theme of the fi lm “The Journey” that
the New York Irish Center in Long Island
City will screen this evening. Starring
Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney, “The
Journey” is about a deeply conservative
British loyalist and a former Irish
Republican Army Leader who start out
as intractable political opponents, but
reach a breakthrough in the middle of a
detour-fi lled car ride through Scotland
that brings peace to the troubled region.
Free admission, but donations are welcome.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; fi lm starts
at 7:15 p.m. New York Irish Center, 10-40
Jackson Ave., Long Island City.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
The Knockdown Center in Maspeth
will play host to “Band Together: A Concert
Against Hate” benefi tting the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The
program will feature performances by
Geoff Rickly of Thursday, Dave Elkins of
Mae, French Horn Rebellion and Janelle
Kroll. Proceeds will go to the ACLU in
its eff orts to protect civil rights. $25 per
person, must be 21 or older to attend. 8 p.m.
show time, The Knockdown Center, 52-19
Flushing Ave., Maspeth. For more information,
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens
is one of Queens’ most historic
sites, as it is the fi nal resting place
for many notable fi gures in local and
national history. You can learn more
about some of them during “Spirits
Alive!” hosted by the Friends of Maple
Grove Cemetery. It’s a self-guided walking
tour with over 20 actors in period
costumes portraying the roles of the
cemetery’s most illustrious & historical
fi gures, recounting tales of their
lives through memories and speeches
including many new discoveries.
Free admission; donations suggested.
Visitors encouraged to wear period
costumes. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Enter at Kew
Gardens Road and Leff erts Boulevard.
Celebrate Oktoberfest “Flushing
style” at the Voelker Orth Museum’s
garden on Saturday, Sept. 23. The
museum will bringing together some
of old and new Flushing for an evening
of cultural and culinary treats. They’ll
be serving up German-American and
Korean-American dishes including
sauerkraut and kimchi, the German
and Korean variations of pickled cabbage.
There will also be plenty of beer
to wash it all down. Tickets are $35
per person, $30 for museum members.
Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th
Ave., Flushing. To purchase tickets,
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Bring your little nature lovers
to the Queens Botanical Garden
for a relaxing aft ernoon featuring
nature-inspired stories, followed by
a botanically themed craft activity.
Recommended for ages 10 and under.
Sponsored by the World Flower
Children’s Foundation. 2 to 3:30 p.m.,
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main
St., Flushing. For more information,
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Flushing Town Hall will present
“The Moth StorySLAM: Lifelines!” in
which all attendees can share a true,
fi ve-minute, prepared story about
a saving grace in their lives. When
the doors open, storyteller hopefuls
put their names in The Moth Hat. A
half-hour later, names are picked,
and storytellers take the stage. Your
story may be heard on NPR. Sign up
or just enjoy the show! $10 per person.
Doors open at 7 p.m., program
starts at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern
Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit www.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Feeling inspired by the start of
“Dancing with the Stars”? Then take
part in a special series of ballroom
dancing classes at the Forest Hills
library. Jing Chen studied ballroom
dance at the school founded by internationally
acclaimed dancers Mr. and
Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Chen is a skilled
instructor who will give lessons in
ballroom basics for beginners and
off er training for more advanced
students. Lessons every Tuesday
from 2 to 3 p.m. Free admission.
Forest Hills library, 108-19 71st Ave.,
Forest Hills. For more information,
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Channel your creative side during
Paint Night at The Painting Place in
Astoria. This evening’s theme is “Starry
Night Over the Rhone.” 7 to 9 p.m.
on Wednesday, Sept. 27, The Painting
Place, 31-21 31st St., Astoria. For more
information, call 212-799-0112 or visit
Celebrate the culture that makes Ridgewood great during the fourth-annual
Ridgewood Stroll featuring Seneca and Catalpa Avenues on Saturday, Sept.
23. The day of activities includes food, drinks, music, games, dancing and
more. The John Weber Band along with Bavarian Dancers will be performing
as well. Noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine, Seneca Avenue between Cornelia
Street and Myrtle Avenue and Catalpa Avenue between Myrtle and Seneca
avenues. Sponsored by the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District
in conjunction with the NYC Department of Transportation.
• GLENDALE ALANON, a program
for families and friends of
alcoholics, meets every Tuesday
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
• ST. MARGARET TROOP 119 meets
every Tuesday from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at St.
Margaret Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Place,
Middle Village. For more information,
• 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
• CUB SCOUT TROOP 106 meets
every Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at
Trinity Lutheran Church, 81st Street
between Penelope Avenue and Juniper
Boulevard South, Middle Village. For
more information, email communications.
• 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.
• 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.
SENIOR CENTER, 319 Stanhope St.,
Bushwick, holds various programs
every day. Call 718-366-3083 for more
• 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
• 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
• MIDDLE VILLAGE ADULT CENTER,
69-10 75th St., off ers recreation
and fi tness classes, including zumba,
yoga and computers. Daily transportation,
bingo and hot lunches. Scheduled
bus trips available. Free membership
for adults 60+. For more information,
• REGO PARK SENIOR CENTER,
93-29 Queens Blvd., holds a variety of
programs every day. For more information,
• SUNNYSIDE SENIOR CENTER, 43-
31 39th St., holds programs daily. Call
718-392-6944 for more information.