2000-11-29 / Community Calendar

Holiday Spirit

Please donate new, unwrapped toys for needy children; Richmond Hill Block Association, 110-08 Jamaica Ave., Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 849-3759.

Meals-on-Wheels provides for the hungry, call 592-5757 or 286-1500 for information.

Community Meetings

Nov. 29th, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society; meet at Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven; 846-1907.

8 p.m., West Cunningham Park Civic Association; Christ Lutheran Church, 188th Street and 73rd Avenue; 468-4298.

Nov. 30th, 8 a.m., Long Island City Business Development Corporation; Water’s Edge Restaurant, 44th Drive at the East River; 786-5300.

8:30 p.m., Community School Board 26; M.S. 74, auditorium, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 631-6927.

Dec. 4th, 6 p.m., Queens High Schools Office; public hearing, Richmond Hill H.S. auditorium, 89-30 114th St., 281-7500.

8 p.m., Jackson Heights Neighborhood Association; Atonement Lutheran Church, basement, 30-61 87th St.

8 p.m., Community Board 11; M.S. 158, 46-35 Oceania St., Bayside; 225-1054.

Dec. 5th, 6:30 p.m., Queens Borough Chamber of Commerce 88th annual building awards; Antun’s of Queens Village, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

8 p.m., Astoria Civic Association; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 545-5353.

Dec. 6th, 6:30 p.m., Friends of Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St; 381-9274.

Dec. 7th, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library administrative committee meeting, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 990-0700.

Jan. 9th, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce; Dazie’s Restaurant.


Chapter 2889, Dec. 6th, 12:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 639-3126.

Chapter 991, Dec. 6th, noon, annual Christmas luncheon; Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights; 457-4799.

Chapter 1762, Dec. 14th, 1 p.m.; Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens; 969-8813.

Items of Community Interest

Nov. 30th, American Diabetes Association, community forum and diabetes expo: Crowne Plaza LaGuardia, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; (888) 342-2383, ext. 3406.

Dec. 1st, Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Clubs first annual holiday party; 41-05 Newtown Rd., LIC; 932-3544.

Dec. 1st and 2nd, Forest Hills Little League registration for 2001, 66-01 Fleet St; 544-2296.

Dec. 2nd, International Association of Administrative Professionals Dr. Sue "Handling Difficult People (Including Yourself) With Humor" humor/stress luncheon; 842-5000 and Dec. 5th "Laugh At, Live With and Love Yourself" at the Central Queens YMHA; 997-7329.

Dec. 2nd and 3rd, American Legion Continental Post 1424 holiday spirit weekend, 107-14 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 520-8623.

Dec. 2nd, 9th, 16th, New York metropolitan Country Music Association; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328 or www.nymcma.org.

Dec. 4th, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce tree lighting ceremony and dinner at Dazie’s Restaurant; 482-6053.

Dec. 4th, Caffé Greco open mike night, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 396-4243.

Dec. 5th, Sun Yat-Sen lecture series; St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica; 990-1526.

Dec. 7th, Starbucks presents open mike night; 41-02 Main St., Flushing.

Dec. 8th, Friends of Senator Serf Maltese gala December birthdays party; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven; 628-9522 or 428-3895.

Dec. 10th, Flushing Jewish Community Council, Greek Cultural Center and the Beacon YMCA are co-hosting a youth multicultural event; Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave., Astoria and Dec. 16th "Let Us Join Hands," J.H.S. 189 Beacon Center, 144-80 Barclay Ave; 463-0434.

Dec. 11th, Middle Village Property Owners/Residents Association holiday party; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall.

Dec. 16th, Richmond Hill Block Association Santa Day, 110-08 Jamaica Ave.; 849-3759.

Arts & Entertainment

Nov. 30th, Independent Arts Gallery opening reception "New Beginnings," a collaboration of artists who are living with AIDS; 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica; 658-2526.

Dec. 3rd, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra performs at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd; 591-3456.

Dec. 9th, St. John’s University Christmas concert featuring the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra and the university’s mixed chorus; 990-6365.

Dec. 16th, Once Upon A Time presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; 846-9182.

American Museum of the Moving Image

Dec. 1st, Greek cinema showcase, Theo Angelopoulos "Reconstruction"; Dec. 2nd, Visions Of New York: Films From The 1960's Underground, "The Chelsea Girls" and "Ugetsu"; Dec. 3rd, The 1960's Underground, Andy Warhol And The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Piero Heliczer "The Soap Opera" and "Joan Of Arc"; Ron Rice "Chumlum"; Beverly and Tony Conrad "Straight And Narrow"’ Keewatin Dewdney "Malanga"; Warren Sonbert "Where Did Our Love Go?" and "Christmas on Earth"; Warhol "The Velvet Underground" and "Outer And Inner Space," and "Ugetsu"; Dec. 9th, Berlin Cinema, "Symphony Of A City" and "Wings Of Desire"; Dec. 10th, Berlin Cinema and"Wings Of Desire";Dec. 15th, An Evening with Terence Davies "The House of Mirth" at the DGA Theater in Manhattan; Dec. 16th, The Films Of Jacques Tati, "Playtime"; Dec. 17th, Tati, "Jour De Fête," "Les Vacances De Monsieur Hulot" and "L'Atalante"; Dec. 23rd, Tati, "Mon Oncle," "Traffic," "Fanny & Alexander"; Dec. 24th, Tati, "Parade," and "Soigne Ton Gauche"; Dec. 26th and Dec. 27th, Tati, "Mon Oncle"; Dec. 28th and Dec. 29th, Tati, "Les Vacances De M. Hulot"; Dec. 30th, Tati, "Jour De Fête," "Mon Oncle" and "Fanny & Alexander" and Dec. 31st, Tati, "Traffic." For information, call 784-0077.

Flushing Town Hall

Dec. 10th, Puccini’s "La Boheme." For information, call 463-7700.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Dec. 1st, Latin jazz jam featuring Renado Thoms. For information, call 482-5060.

Oratorio Society of Queens

Dec. 17th, portions of Handel’s "Messiah" and "Judas Maccabeus" as well as traditional holiday music. For information, call 460-0726.

Queensborough Community College

Nov. 26th, "Charlotte’s Web"; Nov. 29th, Collegium Musicum Concert and through December Hispanic Arts Showcase. For information, call 631-6262.

Queens College

Nov. 29th, vocal ensemble; Nov. 30th, faculty recital and MA in jazz performance recital; Dec. 1st, alumna and senior piano recital and Japanese musicconcert; Dec. 3rd "The Nutcracker"; Dec. 4th, choir and glee club; Dec. 5th, composer’s workshop; Dec. 6th, MENC workshop and opera studio; Dec.7th, electronic music studio concert and MA in jazz performance; Dec. 8th, chamber orchestra and MA in performance recital; Dec. 9th Handel’s "Messiah" and Faure’s "Requiem"; Dec. 11th, Nota Bene ensemble; Dec. 12th; graduate composers’ concert and Dec. 13th, QC orchestra. For information, call 997-5590.

Queens Museum of Art

Dec. 1st, Women in Film "Klute"; Dec. 2nd, Astoria Dance Centre holiday dance program; Dec. 3rd Women and Girls in Fairy Tales performance; Dec. 5th, Tiffany: Behind The Glass champagne reception Dec.7th, First Thursday; Dec. 8th, Women in Film "The Golden Coach"; Dec. 10th, Tiffany Family Day; Dec. 14th, The Expressionist Motive; Dec. 15th, Women in Film "Postcards from the Edge"; Dec. 16th, Vit Horejs marionette puppet performance; Dec. 17th Gifts of the Season performance; Dec. 21st Art as a Mirror; Dec. 24th Family Drop-In Workshops; Dec. 26th Winter Vacation week and Dec. 31st Sunday Family Drop-In Workshops. For information, call 592-9700.

Queens Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 3rd, Cho-Liang Lin violinist and the world premier of Dorothy Chang’s "Red Lotus." For tickets and information, call 786-8880.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Dec. 1st "Art" and Dec. 8th, Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Ché! and Dec. 16th and 17th, Paul Taylor dance company. For information, call 760-0064.

Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Jazz Band

Dec. 10th, jazz concert at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 54th Street at Lexington Avenue, Manhattan; (718) 278-5331 or (212) 935-2200.


Apr. 7, 2001, Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, is having their reunion for class years ending in one’s and six’s. For more information, call Sister Joan Killen at 297-2120.

School Spirit

Dec. 9th, St. Francis Preparatory H.S. annual Christmas Party, donations of gifts, soda, food or money would be appreciated. Call, 423-8810, ext. 287.

Jan. 12, 2001, Long Island City H.S. 20th Annual Invitational Gymnastics Tournament advertising needed. For more information, call 545-7095.

Fairs, Fleas & Festivals

Dec. 2nd, Richmond Hill Block Association holiday flea market, 110-08 Jamaica Ave.; 849-3759.

Dec. 2nd and 3rd, Foggy Dew Pub Christmas and holiday fair, 49-10 Skillman Ave.; 478-8201.

Dec. 2nd, Italian Charities of America holiday sale; 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Dec. 4th, Kiwanis Club of Astoria/Long Island City annual holiday auction; Riccardo’s, 21st Street and 24th Avenue, Astoria; 545-8640 or 752-1601.

"You’ve Gotta Have Park"

For information on events at any of the New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation facilities, call (888) NY-PARKS.

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Dec. 2nd, Tree Homes’; Dec. 9th, Bird Census; Dec. 13th, Catch The Yule Tide Spirit; Dec. 16th, Go Crackers; Dec. 21st, Winter Solstice Walk; as well as early childhood, children’s and after-school programs 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For information, call 229-4000.

Forest Park

Dec. 1st, Queens Council on the Arts presents an evening of opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at Oak Ridge in the park and Dec. 9th, Civil War Christmas at Oak Ridge. For information, call Barbara Amarantinis, Forest Park development coordinator at 235-0760.

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society

Dec. 2nd, Guided Tours of the Onderdonk House, gift shop is open; Dec. 9th, St. Nicholas Day Celebration and tree lighting at the Onderdonk House; Dec. 9th, Dec. 16th, 23rd and Jan. 6th, Guided Tours of the Onderdonk House. For information, call 456-1776.

King Manor Museum

Dec. 2nd to 17th, guided tour through early 19th century period rooms and gift shopping; Dec. 9th and 17th, Santa and Mrs. Claus visit King Manor. For information, call 206-0545.

New York Hall of Science

Nov. 30th, science playground open; Dec. 9th, Nikon’s Small World Photo Exhibition; Dec. 12th, Astroclub meeting and Dec. 26th to 31st, Winter SPORTFest. For information, call 699-0005

Queens Botanical Garden

Dec. 2nd, holiday plant sale, centerpiece-making demonstration, workshop Just for Kids!, visit with Santa, United Nations school choir and illumination ceremony; Dec. 3rd, potato latke party and concert "Eart’ Acte," featuring the Schindler/Josephs Duo. For information, call 886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

Dec. 2nd and 3rd, holiday bazaar and Dec. 9th, wreathmaking workshop. For information, call 347-FARM.

"Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’"

Bayside YMCA: Dec. 4th, open house, early childhood programs, January session them is Polar Babies; 229-5972

Bellerose YMCA: Feb. 23-25, 2001, Family Weekend Getaway (early bird registration gets discount), call 479-0505 for more information.

Central Queens YM & YWHA: Nov. 26th, Eighth Annual CQY Craft Fair, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 268-5011.

Cross Island YMCA: Dec. 1st, A Night of Sweet Jazz, babysitting (ages three months to seven years) and a dessert buffet; 479-0505.

Long Island City YMCA: Basketball, soccer and football leagues, for information, call 392-7932.

Free! At Queens Libraries

Saturday, December 2nd

2:30 p.m.

Hillcrest Branch. Meet Mark Twain.

Tuesday, December 5th

2:30 p.m.

Broadway Branch. Meet Mark Twain.

Saturday, December 9th

2:30 p.m.

Woodside Branch, Meet Mark Twain.

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