Come audition for a chance to become a member of the Oratorio Society of Queens, the oldest performing cultural organization in the borough. This community-based chorus has shared its love of classical choral music through various sold-out concerts that cater to both young and old audiences.
OSQ will then rehearse “Ode to Joy,” the finale of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky, and Americana classics for its Annual Spring Concert in May.
When: Monday, January 16, 6:50pm
Where in Queens: Temple Beth Sholom, lower level, 172 Street and Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11358
Admission: FREE event in Queens. Register by calling 718-279-3006
The Queens County Bird Club is hosting a presentation on the award-winning documentary film “Saving Jamaica Bay” by Producer Daniel Hendrick. He will discuss the environmental challenges that Jamaica Bay is facing. “Saving Jamaica Bay” tells the story of how one community—led by a family with roots in the area stretching back more than 100 years—fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage, sludge and bullet-riddled mobsters.
When: Wednesday, January 18, 8PM
Where in Queens: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY 11362
Meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month, to discuss books in a casual setting over light refreshments. A book pick will be announced during the first meeting (this one in January). Books will then be chosen by members. Click here to register.
When: Wednesday, January 18, 7:30PM-9PM
Where in Queens: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, NY 11362
Admission: FREE event in Queens
The Museum of the Moving Images has a new release from the U.S. Theatrical Premiere. The film takes place at a juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Tehran. Director Mehrdad Oskouei, one of Iran’s most prominent filmmakers, spent seven years securing access to this all-female facility, and he makes the awkwardness of being a male filmmaker in their environment a poignant and powerful aspect of his project. See movie listings here.
When: January 20–29 (times for films vary)
Where in Queens: Museum of the Moving Arts, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) Astoria, NY 11106
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