SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Theatre By The Bay is pleased to announce the company’s 22nd production, the award winning musical, “Hairspray.” (see below)
MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF QAWWALI
Join the artistic director of Riyaaz Qawwali in this fun and informative workshop to discover how clapping, call and answer, lyrics, and rhythms shape this 700-year old tradition of ecstatic music, Qawwali. This free workshop will take place at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., at 11 a.m.
Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost — a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens, ready to use in as little as three months! Workshop takes place at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon. $5 per person. To register, visit hotcompost.eventbrite.com. Registration is required.
2ND ANNUAL WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION
Participants ages 14 and up are welcome to compete in our annual weightlifting competition from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park.
LOCAL RESIDENTS TO APPEAR IN “HAIRSPRAY”
Theatre By The Bay is pleased to announce the company’s 22nd production, the award winning musical, “Hairspray.”
It will be presented on at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 1300 209th St., Bayside. Tickets are $22 for Adults and $20 for Seniors (62 & older) and Children 12 and under.
For more information or to make reservations call the Temple office at(718) 428-6363, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or visit our web site: theatrebythebayny.com.
FILM SCREENING: “GIRL RISING”
March is Women’s History Month. In celebration, community group Briarwood Action Network (BAN) is sponsoring a screening of the documentary film “Girl Rising.” “Girl Rising” tells the profoundly inspiring stories of girls from different parts of the world who overcome extraordinary challenges to get an education. 2 p.m. The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens. The screening is being co-sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Participants are chosen by lottery. The hike will take place at the Albert H. Mauro Playground in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
FLUSHING’S TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM HOSTS PURIM DANCE PARTY
Temple Beth Sholom of Flushing hosts a Purim Dance Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and includes a professional DJ, great music, party games and giveaways. Children ages 3 and under are admitted free. Located at 171-39 Northern Blvd. in Flushing. For more information call (718) 463-4163 or visit TBSparents15@gmail.com
YOUNG DISCOVERERS CLUB – GLOBAL WARMING
What is global warming and who is causing it? These are some of the things we will explore in this program. Students will discuss the evidence for gloal warming and carry out experiments that explore the impacts of global warming on the earth. Limited to eight participants. This program for ages 8-12 will take place at Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is $25 per child.
QUEENS COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Under the direction of Charles Neidich, the Queens College Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble fo 26 to 35 players which focuses on in-depth study of classical and contemporary repertoire. It also ventures into romantic repertoire such as Brahms 4th symphony. The concert costs $5 and is free for members and students. It starts at 1 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
BOOK SIGNING – THE HIDDEN WATERS OF NEW YORK CITY
Celebrate the launch of The Hidden Waters of New York City with author Sergey Kadinsky. This guide to the forgotten waterways hidden throughout the five boroughs goes beneath the asphalt streets of Manhattan where creeks and streams once flowed freely. 2 p.m. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Fourth Floor, LIC, astorialic.org.
MARCH FOR THE EARTH VOLUNTEER DAY AT QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
We welcome individuals and groups to join us on the vernal equinox – historical Earth Day – for a day of volunteering and unity at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MUSLIMS AND JEWS
Ethan Katz discusses his new book, “The Burdens of Brotherhood,” about Muslim/Jewish relations in France and North Africa. The assistant history professor at the University of Cincinnati tackles controversial subjects like Muslim collaboration and resistance during World War II and the Holocaust, Jewish participation in French colonialism, the international impact of the Israeli–Arab conflict, and contemporary Muslim anti-Semitism in France. $8 suggested donation. 1:30 p.m. Central Queens Y,
67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, cqy.org.
Shape UP NYC
Shape Up NYC is a free, drop-in fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. There is no class registration, simply show up to take fitness classes like aerobics, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and much more. Shape Up NYC is a free program. You do not need to be a member of a recreation center in order to attend a class, though you must bring a lock for classes held at recreation centers. Join Ronald Williams at the Lefrak City Library every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m.. for some adult boot camp. For information, call Ronald at (917) 202-2910.
FILM AND THE HOLOCAUST
Annette Insdorf, an internationally renowned educator and author, offers this lecture. 7:30 p.m. Free. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, qcc.cuny.edu/khrca.
AND THE BEAT GOES ON: MUSIC MAKING AND FILM
This 9-week film series highlights the evolution of musical performers. We will explore not only the creative process and the inspirational power of music, but the business of career-building. Each movie is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. “The Buddy Holly Story” (1978), directed by Steve Rash, 113 min. Gary Busey’s Oscar nominated performance drives this story of the bespectacled rock n’ roll singer’s meteoric rise to stardom. This film series takes place Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the second-floor theater of the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is free with Museum admission and open to the general public.