SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
LUNAR NEW YEAR DANCE AT FLUSHING TOWN HALL
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with Asian dance and much more. Curated by Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou, this year’s sampler will present demonstrations of dance (see below)
Bamboo Meets Jazz: Starlight Forest
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the sound of Bamboo flute, performed by renowned artist Han Chung Eun and his project band Forest. Well-known for his genre-crossing performances from jazz to classical music to K-pop, Han creates a uniquely beautiful and energetic program that celebrates Flushing’s colorful and rich cultural heritage through the fusion of sound and rhythm with Korean, Nordic, Celtic, and American roots. 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 or $10 for members and students. The event takes Place at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Animal Tales – A Valentine Tale
Animals love each other just like we do. Come enter the wonderful world of nature. We will read an enchanting book about different animals friends. Class will include a story, time with our animals, a snack, a craft and a nature walk, weather permitting. Limited to 12 participants. This program for ages 5 and 6 will take place at APEC at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and is $21 per child. Simultaneous programming is available for 3- and 4-year olds.
Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society
The Woodhaven Cemetery Restoration meets the second Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Woodhaven Cemetery behind All Saints at 96th St and 86th Ave. Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society will have a Valentine’s Day Party at noon at Emanuel and show the movie Queen of the Stardust Ballroom.
See it Big! Documentary Series
Man with a Movie Camera, 2:30 p.m.; Salesman, 4:30 p.m.; Gimme Shelter, 7 p.m. Man with a Movie Camera shows a day of music in Russia. (The event includes live music.) Salesman is about traveling Bible salesmen. Gimme Shelter depicts the Rolling Stone’s Altamont concert in December 1969, when a man was fatally stabbed. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District.
Winter Treasure Bake & Book Sale
There will be used clothing, books, household items, one-of-a-kind items and much more. Delicious homemade baked goods, snacks and lunch is available. For more info call
(718) 847-2649. The event is at the Church of the Resurrection 85-09 118 St. Kew Gardens on Feb 13 and 14.
LIC Forum: Lions In Winter
Lecture, slideshow, and book signing with photographer Deborah Fairchild, who documented the whimsical lion statutes that guard the entrances of homes all over Astoria and compiled them into a delightful little book. 1 p.m. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC.
Jerry Rivera and Tito Rojas
A romantic night of Salsa with Jerry Rivera, who broke records with his hit “Amores Como El Nuestro,” and Tito Rojas (aka El Gallo de la Salsa). Resorts World Casino New York City, 9 p.m. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park.
Lunar New Year Dance at Flushing Town Hall
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with Asian dance and much more. Curated by Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou, this year’s sampler will present demonstrations of dance from China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Mexico, and more.
Free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at our box office starting two hours prior to the noon performance. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-45 Northern Blvd.
Singles Social & Dance
Rego Park Jewish Center will be hosting a dance on Feb. 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. with music by DJ Andrew Forman, dancing and refreshments. $10 per person. Call (718) 459-1000 for more info. The Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd.
Valentine’s Day Jazz At The Castle
Enjoy a lovely brunch while listening to a jazz trio. $25. Bayside Historical Society, more info at (718) 352-1548.
Family Art-making Workshops
“Memory Mats” Weaving Past and Present More Art teaching artists will lead a textile-based collage activity. Both children (ages 4+) and adults are encouraged to design a set of drawn symbols and brief descriptions of memories on patches of textured fabric. Families will use thread and yarn weave these patches together, incorporating multi-generational perspectives into a single memory mat. The final object can be both decorative and used at family meals. Location: Community Partnership Gallery, 1st Floor at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The workshop runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
A screening of the 1946 Abbott and Costello classic “The Time of Their Lives” with popcorn and hot chocolate. In this cleverly executed ghost story, Bud and Lou barely even speak to each other. 1 p.m. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC.
Celebrate Black History Month – George Washington Carver Workshop
Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 5 to 12. Registration required: qbgblackhistorymonth.eventbrite.com. The event will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and is $6 per child and takes place at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
NYBQE Bridal and Quince Expo
This second annual expo is for modern brides and quinceañeras. Expect live fashion shows and entertainment, food and drinks, and 75+ exhibitors in all categories of the wedding and special events industry.5 p.m. Citi Field’s Caesars Club, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing.
Kids Week Queens: Native Americans
Discover the culture and history of the true “native” New Yorker through fun games and activities.
1 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Forest Park Visitors Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive
Recreational Programs for Seniors
The Gold Senior Center at Hillcrest Jewish Center wants you! Come join the fun for a stimulating day. Every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hillcrest Jewish Center will host cultural, educational and recreational programs. Programs include yoga, hot, kosher nutritious meal, games, trips, guest lectures, entertainment, sing-a-longs and Zumba. The gold center is open to the community and there is a $3 suggested contribution. For additional information please call Gloria Davidson (201) 264-9515. The Hillcrest Jewish Center is located at 183-02 Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows.