20 AUGUST 9, 2018 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
THURSDAY, AUG. 9
Joey Morant is returning to Socrates!
For its third edition, Joey Morant,
one of the most exciting and dynamic
trumpeters ever, is set to perform at
Socrates Sculpture Park! Morant has
performed with many famous artists,
including Paul McCartney, Ray
Charles, James Brown and more! From
6:30 to 8 p.m., Morant and his band will
play a unique blend of dixieland, soul,
jazz and R&B. This event is free and
requires no registration! Don’t miss
this performance at Socrates Sculpture
Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Astoria.
Dance the night away! From 7:30
to 9 p.m., come and see a high energy
rock ‘n’ roll tribute to the Brian Setzer
Orchestra! Join us as this event is
held in George Seuff ert Bandshell in
Forest Park at Woodhaven Boulevard
and Forest Park Drive. This event is
free. Please call 718-235-4100 for more
FRIDAY, AUG. 10
Are you nervous about taking your
driver’s permit test? Then, the Queens
Library is here to help you! From 9 a.m.
to noon, the Queens Library is off ering
free DMV permit practice tests to help
you feel more confi dent the next time
your taking a permit test. While registration
is not required, a Queen Library
card is required. If you have your own
computer, visit www.queenslibrary.
drivingtests.org/newyork/ to take
the online test. This test is held at the
Queens Library in Central Library
Jamaica, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
SATURDAY, AUG. 11
Start the morning off with a
yoga! From 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.,
yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen,
from Ocean Bliss Yoga, will teach a
yoga class near the water of Rockaway
Beach to get your day started! Please
bring either a mat or large towel. This
class is held at Beach 108th Street in
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk. This
class is free to attend. Call 718-318-4000
for more details.
Come and created a compost brew
for your plant! Come to the garden and
learn how compost extract is an eff ective
way to provide a boost of nutrition
to plants when watering! Compost tea
allows you to spread the wealth of your
compost pile by creating an explosion
of benefi cial bacteria and fungi found
in your composts. This workshop lasts
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This is held at the
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main
St. Admission is free for members, $6
for non-members and includes garden
admission. Visit queensbotanical.org
for more details.
SUNDAY, AUG. 12
Socrates Sculpture Park presents
Vinyasa Yoga! From 10 to 11 a.m., Yojaida
Estrella will teach participants
to fl ow through a series of connected
yoga poses with an awareness of the
breath. Classes will be held at Socrates
Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.,
Astoria. This class is free and registration
is not required.
MONDAY, AUG. 13
The Queens Library presents
Moving for Life! From 6 to 6:45 p.m.,
Moving for Life is a scientifi cally selfcare
program that includes gentle
warm-ups, light aerobics and targeted
strengthening in a way that is fun and
enjoyable for everyone! Workouts can
be done either sitting or standing. This
program is held at the Queens Library
in Forest Hills, 108-19 71 Ave. Registration
is not required.
TUESDAY, AUG. 14
Step into the world of virtual reality!
From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., experience VR
like no other as the Queens Library are
off ering a free hands-on experience!
Try a fun game like Robo Recall or a
horror game like Face Your Fears. You
must 18 years old or 13 with parental
consent to experience VR. Come and
see VR a the Queens Library in Long
Island City, 37-44 21st. No registration
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15
The Patty Cake Theater presents
Mariana Buoninconti’s “A Tango for
Tita”! From 6 to 7 p.m., come and witness
a show where Tita doesn’t know
how to dance, yet she loves tango. It’s
up to her friends to help her dance
and win the tango competition! This
event is free to attend. See the show at
Lower Highland Playground in Highland
Park at Jackie Robinson Parkway,
Vermont Avenue and Highland Blvd.
Photo by Katrina Medoff
Enjoy a day-long, cross-borough battle of brains, brawn and bellies at
“Arbitration Rock!,” a festival at the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood this
Saturday, Aug. 11. It’s a day-long celebration of the 1769 arbitration agreement
between Newtown, Queens and Bushwick, Brooklyn. Residents of
both boroughs will battle it out over a series of events that will test wits,
skills, knowledge, and luck. The borough with the most points aft er all
of the events will win bragging rights to the fi rst annual Battle of the
Borough Trophy. Open to people of all ages with a $5 suggested donation.
There will be arts and craft s by Supermoon Art Space, food courtesy of
the Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood and beer (for adults) from the Bridge and
Tunnel Brewery. Noon to 6 p.m., Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• 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 7 to 8:30 p.m., 53-37
72nd St., Maspeth. Light refreshments
and handouts will be provided.
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, call 718-894-4099.
• 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., offers recreation
and fitness 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, call 718-896-8751.
• SUNNYSIDE SENIOR CENTER,
43-31 39th St., holds programs
daily. Call 718-392-6944 for more