38 APRIL 11, 2019 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
Seventy-seven percent of Americans
own a smartphone. However, do all
of them know how to properly use
it? Are you having diffi culty using
your device? Do not despair. The
Queens Library in Woodside off ers
free mobile device computer classes
every Thursday. Bring your Google,
Android or Apple iOS device and learn
how to use it. The Queens Library
in Woodside offers programs and
activities daily, which include ESOL
courses, tax assistance and childrens’
When: April 11, from 10:30 a.m. to
Where: Queens Library at Woodside,
54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
The Creek & The Cave host the
performance arts show, New York
City Talent Show, an event that has
been called the world’s greatest open
stage and a real NYC tradition. Since
the show started over a decade ago by
Debra and Victor Varnado, the NYC
performance show has hosted greats
such as Kristen Schaal, Hannibal
Buress, Jim Gaffi gan and Jonathan
Aimes. The show runs every Friday,
creating a welcoming space for
performers. This space is advertised
as an environment where anyone can
feel comfortable performing.
When: Friday, April 12, from 9 - 10:30
here: The Creek & the Cave, 10-93
Jackson Ave., Long Island City
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
The Briarwood and Kew Gardens
Lions Club will have a community
meeting on reducing housing costs
and the virtual senior rent increase
exemption on Saturday. The NYC
Department of Finance will discuss
the following: Disability Rent
Increase Exemption, Senior Citizen
Homeowners’ Exemption and Disabled
Homeowners’ Exemption. Participants
should also expect a presentation on
the new Virtual Senior Center. The
Virtual Senior Center teaches older
adults how to use digital tools such as
Skype and email. This will help them
connect and build relationships with
peers, as well as staying up-to-date
with modern technology.
When: Saturday, April 13, from 2 to
Where: The Center at Maple
Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew
Contact: email lionsbkg@gmail.
The Newtown Literary Alliance
off ers free writing classes for teens at
the Queens Library in Jackson Heights.
In this workshop, participants will
write and read poetry that discusses
topics such as migration, class, race
and family. This series, “Poems That
Tell Stories” will be taught by Belal
Mobarak. Mobarak was a finalist
in Brutal Nation’s Competition in
2017. His work has been published in
Columbia Poetry Review, Newtown
Literary, Blueshift Journal, Flock,
Apogee, HEart and others.
When: Saturday, April 13, from 1 to
Where: 20-12 Madison St.,
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
The NYC Audubon invites you to
grab your binoculars, and join them
on an early morning bird walk. Is there
any better way to start your Sunday?
Birdwatchers will walk through the
Queens Botanical Garden trails while
observing the wildlife. The trail will
have rough terrain, and may not be
suitable for those with limited mobility.
Registration is required. However, dropins
are welcome upon availability.
When: Sunday, April 14, from 9:30 to
Where: Queens Botanical Gardens,
43-50 Main St., Flushing
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Come to the New York Hall of Science
to experience the Flight of the Butterfl ies,
a 3-D movie that takes visitors on a
treacherous yet captivating journey. In
the 3-D theater, visitors are a part of the
monarch butterfl y’s journey. Visitors
watch their migration patterns closely,
witnessing thousands fl y through the
peaks of Mexico. Experience what 40
years of research looks like to fi nd the
monarch butterfl y’s secret hideaway.
The Washington Post described the 3-D
fi lm as “engrossing.” The exhibit will
run from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.
When: Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a.m and
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-
01 111th St., Corona
Cost: $6 adults, $5 children, seniors
and students (plus general admission)
• 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
• MASPETH TOWN HALL hosts a
monthly bereavement group every
second Wednesday of the month
from 2:30 to 4 p.m., 53-37 72nd St.,
Maspeth. Light refreshments and
handouts will be provided. For
more information, call 718-335-
• 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 info, 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
• 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.
ONGOING SENIOR PROGRAMS
• 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,
• 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.For more information,
• REGO PARK SENIOR CENTER,
93-29 Queens Blvd., holds a variety
of programs every day. For more
information, call 718-896-8751.
• SUNNYSIDE SENIOR CENTER, 43-
31 39th St., holds programs daily. Call
718-392-6944 for more information.
Recreate the fi rst Passover Seder held right aft er World War II at the
Kupferberg Holocaust Center in Bayside. Remember the Holocaust survivors
by reenacting the Jewish ritual feast. Friday, April 19, marks the beginning of
Passover, a Jewish holiday that celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from
slavery over 3,000 years ago. Each spring, the week long commemoration
occurs around the globe. Sunday, April 14, from noon to 3 p.m., Kupferberg
Holocaust Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. $14 per person. For more
information, call 718-281-5770.