2000-01-26 / Community Calendar


of Events

*Friday, Jan. 28th,

8 p.m., meeting of the Ridgewood Democratic Club to hear keynote speaker attorney Eugene Crowe discuss the New YorkState Court System and the functions of the various courts in the system; meet at club headquarters, 60-70 Putnam Ave.; tel. 381-6657.

*Tuesday,Feb. 1st,

7:30 p.m., meeting of CommunityBoard 4 for general election, Lisa MemorialCenter, 51-13 108th St.,Corona; tel. 760-3141.

*Wednesday, Feb. 2nd,

12:45 p.m., AARPJacksonHeights Chapter 991 meeting to hear guest speaker Assemblymember Ivan Lafayette; meet at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35thAve., Jackson Heights; tel. 457-4799.

*LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

presents Mummenschanz on Feb. 5th at 7 p.m. The performance will be in the Mainstage Theatre located at 47thAvenue at Van DamStreet, Long Island City.

Tickets are $15 and $10 and group discounts are available. To purchase tickets, call 482-5151.


*Thursday, Feb. 3rd,

United CommunityCivic Association, guest speaker commissioner, New YorkCity Department of Sanitation, Augustana LutheranChurch, Hazen Street and Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria Heights; tel. 932-5415.

*Friday, Feb. 4th,

8:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Long Island City Post 2348, post meeting at 31-35 41st St., Long Island City; tel. RA 8-6220.

*Saturday, Feb. 5th,

2 p.m. to 10 p.m., benefit dance for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Glendale MemorialBuilding, 72-02 Myrtle Avenue; featuring the NeilScott Johnson band Savannah Sky, members $7 per person, others $10. Adults only—no one under 18 admitted.

*Monday, Feb. 7th,

7 p.m., public information forum on a new 400-seat early childhood center in Community School District 24, meet at Lisa MemorialCenter, 51-13 108th St., Corona; tel. 760-3141.

*7:30 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society; meet at Quinn Gallery, 35-20 Broadway,Astoria; tel. 278-2437.

*8 p.m., general meeting, JacksonHeights Neighborhood Association, Inc. at Atonement Lutheran Church, basement meeting room, 87th Street and 31st Avenue, guest speaker Geneva Scott, recruiting manager, United States Census 2000.

*Tuesday, Feb. 8th,

10:30 a.m., Year of the Dragon show at the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 209-11 26thAve.,Bayside; tel. 224-7888.

*12:30 p.m., regular luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Dazie’s Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd., $12; special guest, interimpresident of LaGuardia CommunityCollege Dr.Roberta Matthew; tel. 428-6053.

*Wednesday,Feb. 9th,

6:30 p.m., meeting of the Rudy Hepatitis C support group; event at the Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-39 39th St.;tel. 937-1421.

*8:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Long Island City Post 2348, board meeting at 31-35 41st St., Long Island City; tel. RA 8-6220.

Around The Borough Of Queens

*Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd. is hosting the following events on the first Wednesday of each month: 1:30 p.m., housing clinic; Tuesdays, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., Afternoon Tea Dance; Jan. 27th, 9 a.m., trip to Atlantic City, $18 per person, with $20 given in coins at the casino.

For more information on the events, call Sandra Epelman at 896-8511 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Queens millennium celebration begins. From February to November each month will have a different theme with activities varying from exhibits to guided tours, from slide talks to garden displays. Locations are throughout the borough, ranging from landmarks to an abandoned motor parkway.

Currently at the Bayside Historical Society, Building 208, Fort Totten,Bayside, 352-1548, Monday throughSaturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Archaeology of Bayside and Queens Exhibit, second floor; the History of Little Neck Bay Exhibit, first floor; Grandmother’s Trunk, traveling exhibit and the Bayside Yacht Club Exhibit, 2nd floor.

Feb. 14th, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14thRd., College Point, 358-0067, guest speaker Eugene Boesch on findings in an archaeological dig done at 141st St. and 14th Avenue; MandingoTshaka,Chief Red Deer and other Matinecocks will speak about Matinecock traditional customs and viewing of Native American literature as well as documentation on archaeological digs done in the 1930s in the College Point area.

*Queens CountyFarm Museum children’s winter workshop for ages six to 12. Registration has begun for classes onTuesday,Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 22nd to 24th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $15 per person, per workshop. Lunch will be included. Advance registration is required.

For registration, call 347-3276, ext. 14.

*Kiwanis conference from Mar. 3rd to 5th at the Nevele Grand Hotel inEllenville,New York.Joseph Eppolito, governor of the New York district of Kiwanis International will host this event.

Breakfast and luncheon meetings, work forums and Broadway entertainment will round out the weekend conference activities.

For more information about Kiwanis International, call the New York District office in Utica at (315) 735-3463.

*Queens Museum of Art "A Date WithThe Eight" Mar. 24th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sip tea and wine and dine on an assortment of finger sandwiches and scones in the museum’s second floor gallery followed by a tour of the exhibition William Glackens; A Journey from Realism to Impressionism.

The exhibition runs Feb. 22nd to Apr. 30th. Members $30, non-members $35.

For information and reservations, call 592-9700, ext. 135.

*Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc. Crime VictimAssistance Unit, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.,Flushing, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No charge for services including applications and affidavits for possible monetary compensation such as essential property, medical expenses and loss of wages, counseling, advocacy, lock replacement, court related assistance, impact statements and other case related assistance and referrals.

For more information, call 591-6060.

The Library:

*Briarwood Branch, 85-12 Main St., 658-1680, Jan. 27th, 6:30 p.m.

The Salomone Trio concert "Miriam’s Legacy." Ancient Jewish chants, songs of the Sephardic Jews, motets of 16th centuryItalian-Jewish composer Salomone Rossi,Yiddish songs and Israeli dance melodies.

*Ozone Park, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd., Saturday, Jan. 29th, 2 p.m., 845-3127.

Queens International Resource Center and the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will present excerpts from "Teahouse of the August Moon,"by John Patrick based on the novel by Vern Sneider.

The play provides a look at post-World War IIJapan. The program will feature Obie Award winner Ernest Abuba.

*2 p.m., seminar on home ownership.

*Elmhurst Branch, 86-01 Broadway, 271-1020, Saturday, Jan. 29th, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chinese New Year celebration.

*Feb. 18th, 2 p.m. Illustrated Books Meet Popular Demand in 16th and 17th Century China slide lecture.

*Flushing Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main St., 661-1200, Sunday, Jan. 30th, 2 p.m. Quintet of the Americas performing their chamber music concert "Trade Winds." Special guest speaker Roberto Sierra, professor of composition at Cornell University, will participate in a lecture/discussion during the program under the auspices of Meet the Composer.

*Feb. 3rd, 4 p.m., children ages eight to 12, "Chinese Paper Cutting:Make ADragon."

*Feb. 6th, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lunar New Year Festival.

*Douglaston Branch, 249-01 Northern Blvd.,Little Neck, 225-8414, Feb. 2nd, 3 p.m.,

Chinese traditional music.

*Ridgewood Branch, 20-12 Madison St., Saturday, Feb. 5th, noon, 821-4770.

Excerpts from "Teahouse of the August Moon,"by John Patrick based on the novel by Vern Sneider.

The play provides a look at post-World War IIJapan. The program will feature Obie Award winner Ernest Abuba.

*Noon, seminar on home ownership.

*Forest Hills Branch Auditorium, 108-19 71st Ave., 268-7934, Saturday,Feb. 5th, 2 p.m.

Chinese traditional music.

*Bayside Branch, 214-20 NorthernBlvd., 229-1834,Feb. 19th, 2 p.m.

Chinese dances with silks, swords and fans.

*South Ozone Park, 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., Thursday,Feb. 10th, 6 p.m., 529-1660.

Home ownership seminar, presenter Patricia Lavigne. Prospective purchasers can learn about mortgage programs, residential vs. commercial properties, closing costs and more. Admission is free.

*Queens Library Gallery, 89-11 MerrickBlvd., Jamaica,990-8665, Friday,Feb. 11th, 5 p.m.

Guided tour of "Visible Traces:Rare Books and SpecialCollections from the National Library of Beijing, China,"led byRichard Pegg, independent scholar and lecturer.

*JacksonHeights Branch, 35-51 81st St., 899-2500, Saturday,Feb. 12, 3 p.m.

Chinese Shadow Plays based on stories from Chinese folklore performed by the Yueh Lung Shadow Theatre.

*Bayside Branch, 214-20 Northern Blvd., 229-1834, Saturday,Feb. 19th, 2 p.m.

Chinese Dances withSilk,Swords and Fans by The Chinese Folk Dance Company.

Events at the Ys:

*The Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108th St., 268-5011.

*Now to Mar. 25th, the Health and Fitness Department will open its doors onSaturday nights for women only swimming from 7 to 9 p.m. and men only swimming from 9 to 11 p.m.

*Basketball league games will be played on Jan. 30th, Feb. 6th, 13th, 27th and Mar. 5th and 12th. The fee for a Y member is $80 ($70 for a member’s second child).The fee for non-members is $100 ($90 for a non-member’s second child). All non-members pay an $8 registration fee per child. All players, members and non-members,must pay a $7 insurance fee per player.The league fee includes uniform T-shirt, trophies and instruction in basketball techniques. Games are played on Sundays beginning at 1 p.m.

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