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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
Come see a colorful array of performances
by 25 cultural and contemporary
dance companies all from Queens
at the Secret Theatre in Flushing. The
Queensboro Dance Festival includes
performances featuring styles such
as aerial, Colombian folk, house,
Bollywood Bhangra, ballet, Chinese
Lion dancing, modern, Japanese, Indian
Kathak, belly dance, tap and more.
Runs through Sunday, Oct. 8. Tickets
are $15 online, $18 at the door. 7:30 p.m.,
The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long
Island City. For more information, visit
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
With roots in Belize, Guatemala and
Honduras, The Garifuna Collective
featuring Umalali will perform at
Flushing Town Hall. The collective
pays tribute to the rich heritage
carried forward by Garifuna women
and features evocative melodies with
drums, maracas, turtle shells, acoustic
and electric guitars and bass. The
Garifuna Jazz Ensemble serves as the
opening act. Tickets are $16 per person,
$10 for members and students. 7 p.m.,
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern
Blvd., Flushing. For more information,
visit fl ushingtownhall.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
Returning from a two-year, weather
imposed hiatus, Sunnyside Gardens
Park is hosting its annual Oktoberfest.
Organizers are transforming the park’s
picnic grove into an authentic beer
garden serving award-winning beer
from local Queens breweries and classic
German-style foods, with live music and
entertainment. Noon to 5 p.m. (rain date is
Sunday, Oct. 8), 48-21 39th Ave., Sunnyside.
Celebrate the female essence at
SpaceX in Ridgewood during “Planet
X,” one of the city’s biggest all-female art
lifestyle events. Presented by TheNYCGrind,
the festival features hundreds of
creative artists including dancers, LED
hula-hoopers, music and live performances.
$15 at the door. 5 p.m., Space X,
1001 Irving Ave., Ridgewood. For more
information, visit thenycgrind.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
From colonial races on a circuit in
Woodhaven to American Pharoah’s
Triple Crown triumph in the 2015
Belmont Stakes, Queens has an incredible
link to American horse racing
history. The Queens Historical Society
is celebrating that link with its “Sport
of Kings in Queens” exhibit opening
today in Flushing. This exhibition
details the history of this amazing
sport in Queens from those early days
350 years ago to the present and its
cultural, social and economic dimensions
and impact. It relates stories of
the sport’s legends–horses, jockeys,
trainers, and iconic races. 2:30 p.m.,
Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th
Ave., Flushing. For more information,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9
Spend your Columbus Day trying
to solve one of the most challenging
puzzles in Queens by going through
The Maize Maze at the Queens County
Farm Museum. The adventure begins
with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for
the challenge of fi nding clues, solving
puzzles, and making your way out of
the maze. Admission is $10 per adult, $5
for children ages 4-11. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50
Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck. For more
information, visit queensfarm.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
Come join the newest craze in adult
relaxation by taking part in the North
Forest Park library’s adult coloring
time. You can bring your own coloring
books and supplies, or the library can
provide you with your own material. 1
p.m., North Forest Park library, 98-27
Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. For
more information, call 718-261-5512.
Learn how to save a life at the Maspeth
library’s “Emergency Response:
React Fast” class. Bystanders or immediate
responders with no medical
training can be heroic lifesavers. You
can learn how to stop severe bleeding
from disasters or everyday accidents,
which can make the difference between
life and death for the victim.
2:30 p.m., Maspeth library, 69-70
Grand Ave., Maspeth. For more information,
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Bring some balance to your life at
the Woodside library during its “Balsoma”
program. Balsoma is a rhythmic
approach to self-exploration through
movement and music, while also focusing
on body-mind connections as
a way of tapping into internal strength.
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes
and clothing in order to perform
low-impact physical activity; feel
free to bring water. 5 p.m., Woodside
library, 54-22 Skillman Ave. For more
information, call 718-429-4700.
Celebrate fall in grand style during the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society’s
annual Harvest Festival at the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood.
Free pumpkins will be provided to the fi rst 500 children in attendance. There
will also be music, entertainment, face painting, rides, craft s and apple cider
production demonstrations. You can also take a tour of the Onderdonk House,
a city landmark that dates back to the 1600s. Admission is $5, children 12 and
under are free with an adult. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood.
For more information, call 718-456-1776 or visit onderdonkhouse.org.
• 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
• 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 800-984-0066.
• 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 718-786-4141.
• 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.
• RIDGEWOOD-BUSHWICK SENIOR
CENTER, 319 Stanhope St., Bushwick,
holds various programs every day. Call
718-366-3083 for more information.
• 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, call 718-894-3441.
• 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.