Oct
1
Mon
City Parks Foundation Senior Fitness Program @ Roy Wilkins Park
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm
City Parks Foundation Senior Fitness Program @ Roy Wilkins Park		 | New York | United States

Summer is over – no worries “swing into fall fitness” to maintain your perfect beach body. Across the boroughs, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2018 Fall Sports Program for seniors this month. This Fall, 500 seniors in 26 neighborhood parks and recreation centers are able to participate in FREE programs in yoga and fitness walking instruction. Registration for all programs are now open online and in-person at each park site.

Oct
10
Wed
JCAL 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
Oct 10 2018 – Jan 10 2019 all-day
JCAL 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) | New York | United States

New 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning opens next Thursday. JCAL’s Artist Co-Op is an annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC. The goal of the exhibition seeks to reflect the diversity, talent, and quality of work in the Visual Arts of Queens.

The exhibition includes photography, painting, mixed media works and sculpture by 12 emerging and mid-career artists. Open to the public.

Opens October 10, 2018 7 pm and runs through January 10, 2019 at Miller Gallery.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm

Oct
17
Wed
The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” by Corey Finger – Queens County Bird Club presentation @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” by Corey Finger  - Queens County Bird Club presentation @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

Birding blogger and field guide author Corey Finger will discuss “The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” – his twenty most memorable encounters with birds. Blogger and field guide author Corey Finger has birded on four continents since he first picked up binoculars in 2005. In this presentation he will share photos and stories of encounters with his most memorable birds, from the common species that made him a birder to far-flung rarities and Neotropical jewels. This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

Oct
20
Sat
Fall Festival @ King Manor Museum @ King Manor Museum
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fall Festival @ King Manor Museum @ King Manor Museum | New York | United States

Celebrate the return of autumn leaves (and the end of these dog days of summer!) at this annual Fall Festival. Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic interpreter, and more.

Oct
21
Sun
Gott Market? @ Gottscheer Hall
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gott Market? @  Gottscheer Hall

A variety of vendors will be at Gottscheer Hall selling everything from Local Honey, Kitsch, Vintage Items, Gifts Items,
Crafts, Handmade Items and Art. There will also be food and drink specials. This market is being run by The Kiwanis Club and all proceeds from the sale
of vendor spaces go to help their club serve the people of Ridgewood.

Future dates for the market this year are:
Sunday, September 9
Sunday, October 21
Sunday, November 18
Sunday, December 16

The Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood NY 3-2-1 is a newly formed member of Kiwanis International the Worldwide Service Organization that changes lives every second of the day.

#gottmrkt

3rd Annual “Batty Over Halloween” Celebration! @ Astoria Park Great Lawn
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
3rd Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration! @ Astoria Park Great Lawn | New York | New York | United States

Central Astoria LDC is proud to present its 3rd Annual “Batty Over Halloween” Celebration! Join in for children performances, pumpkin crafts, scavenger hunts, balloon twisting, face painting and more.

On The Great Lawn at Astoria Park. We Can’t wait to see you there!!

Oct
24
Wed
Live Teleconference Music & Movement Class for the 60+ communities @ Gatherpeople4Music
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am
Live Teleconference Music & Movement Class for the 60+ communities @ Gatherpeople4Music

FREE Two New classes on October 24. One at 11:00am and One at 7:00PM
This is a FREE event Until Grant $ run out ! Hear Music from the Big Band Era to Current while participating in Deep Breathing, Stretching, Singalongs with a Highly Motivational HOST. . Just email me for info and you will receive a Thank You with further details. 5 minutes before each class you will receive a link/ticket to join the class. IClass size usually 20. I am a musician who has facilitated these classes ONSITE over 16 years and now doing them ONLINE for those who love music, people, singing and staying healthy from their home or job. Your Host Will Be : DEE. Stay In Harmony.

Email: gatherpeople4music@gmail.com and mention where you saw this AD !

Oct
25
Thu
Queens Plaza Evening Chan Meditation: The Art of Stillness Beyond Mindfulness @ WeWork Queens plaza
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Queens Plaza Evening Chan Meditation: The Art of Stillness Beyond Mindfulness @ WeWork Queens plaza | New York | United States

This is a rare opportunity. Master YongHua decided to come to New York City. Join us to learn meditation and listen to his Dharma talk.

Master YongHua was born in South Vietnam. He came to the United States at the end of 1973 to attend college. He earned a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

After working for the corporate world for decades, he decided to leave the home life to study Chan under Great Master XuanHua in 1995. In 1999, he became fully ordained under Master Mãn Giác. He then went to Taiwan to study Chinese and the Vinaya for two years. He came back to the United States in 2001. He practiced in seclusion until 2005 when he started teaching Chan and accepting disciples. He now devotes his time in propagating Mahayana Pure Land Buddhism and training left home people.

What is Chan Meditation
Chan meditation is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and call it “American Chan”.

Since 2005, students of American Chan from all walks of life and many continents have been improving steadily from beginner to expert levels, thus enabling them to better cope with the increasing complexities and challenges of modern times.

What we’ll do
– We start by greeting and stretching
– Learn sitting posture & several techniques of meditation
– Silent meditation 15~30 mins (We will decide that day)
– Questions and answers, socializing.

What to bring
– Bring your yoga mat or towel.
– Wear comfortably.
– Photo ID.