26 MARCH 15, 2018 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
The eighth annual Queens World Film
Festival is coming to Astoria from March
15 to 25. The festival is programmed in
thematic blocks with evocative titles,
and each program is followed by a
post-screening dialogue to engage audiences.
Over the course of the festival,
about 180 fi lms from various countries
around the world will be showcased.
The Museum of the Moving Image (36-01
35th Ave., Astoria) and Kaufman Astoria
Studios (34-12 36th St., Astoria) will the
venues hosting this year’s festival. For
more information on the Queens World
Film Festival, visit their website at www.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
The Queens Botanical Garden is hosting
a Compost for Community Gardens event
by the NYC Compost Project. The event is
presented in partnership with Green-
Thumb. QBG is an urban oasis where
people, plants and cultures are celebrated
through inspiring gardens, innovative
educational programs and real world applications
of environmental stewardship.
Remagine your garden as one where yard
waste and veggie scraps are transformed
into a rich soil amendment that creates
a lush bounty. The event will take place
from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free. To
register, please visit www.eventbrite.com.
The Queens Botanical Garden is located at
43-50 Main St., Flushing.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
The Astoria Bookshop, along with
guest author Dana Wulfekotte, will
host a Children’s Storytime event from
1 to 1:30 p.m. Dana will be introducing
her new book, “Rabbit & Possum,”
which is about a funny picture book on
friendship between two best friends,
Rabbit and Possum. Dana Wulfekotte is
a freelance animator, comic artist and
children’s book author/illustrator. She
has also done work for Buzzfeed, Cartoon
Network, Nickelodeon and FOX.
The Astoria Workshop is located at
31-29 31st St. and for more information
regarding the event, call 718-278-2665.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Check out some amazing natural
landscapes right in your backyard
at Highland Park and the Ridgewood
Reservoir. The Urban Park Rangers
will host a photography tour of the
area, where you can focus on stunning
wildlife viewing. Bring your camera
and see how many shades of green
you can fi nd. Space is limited on all
Ranger’s Choice programs and registration
is required. To register, please
visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. 1
to 2:30 p.m., meet at the Highland Park
Vermont Place parking lot, Vermont
Place and Highland Boulevard.
Come celebrate St. Joseph’s Day at St.
John’s University at 8000 Utopia Pkwy.,
Jamaica. Beginning with Mass at 1:30 at
St. Thomas More Church, followed by
a reception and entertainment, featuring
pop classical tenor Elio Scaccio in
the D’angalo Center room 418. Reservation
is required and costs $35. You can
RSVP at http://bit.do/2018StJosephDay.
If you have any questions regarding
the event, contact 718-990-5892 or italianculturalcenter@
MONDAY, MARCH 19
Discover the wonders of the fungal
kingdom at Queens Botanical Garden’s
Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture using
Compost event. From 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., you will learn how compost
is applied as a substrate to cultivate
beneficial fungi. The event is presented
by the NYC Compost Project.
The event costs only $6 to enter. The
event is located at 43-50 Main St.,
Flushing. For more information, visit
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
The Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair
basketball team is back to host another
wheelchair basketball scrimmage.
Have you ever wanted to learn how
to play wheelchair basketball? Well,
here’s your chance to learn. Flushing
Meadows Corona Park is hosting a
scrimmage with the Brooklyn Nets
Wheelchair Basketball team. From 7
to 9:30 p.m., the Al Oerter Recreation
Center will hold the scrimmage. The
event is free to participate and is
guaranteed to be tons of fun. If you
end up enjoying it, you can come back
every Tuesday. Flushing Meadows
Corona Park is located at 131-40 Fowler
Ave. For more information, call
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Trying to plan your dream wedding?
Then come to LaGuardia Plaza
Hotel’s Free Bridal Show from 6:45 to
9 p.m., presented by A Bridal Fair to
Remember. There you can meet dozens
of wedding professionals, see inspirations
for decor, design and more, enjoy
a live musical presentation and enter
to win great prizes that includes a
honeymoon giveaway. You can bring
as many guests as you want. You can
register for the event at eventbrite.com.
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel is located at
104-04 Ditmars Blvd., Elmhurst. Complimentary
parking is off ered as well.
Come ready to read, remember and write at the Newtown Literary Free
Non-Fiction Writing Workshop. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., we will explore
our pasts and write 800-word memoirs and personal essays covering
the subjects of race and immigration. Meera Nair will lead the workshop.
She is a writing teacher at NYU and is the author of Video: Stories,
a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Meera has also appeared in
Guernica, The New York Times and The Guardian. For more information,
• 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 aff ected 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,
• MASPETH TOWN HALL hosts a
monthly bereavement group every
second Wednesday of the month from
7 to 8:30 p.m., 53-37 72nd St., Maspeth.
Light refreshments and handouts will
be provided. For more information,
• 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.
• 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 718-429-3636.
• 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.