2001-04-18 / Community Calendar

Community Meetings

Apr. 22, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans of the USA Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd; AX 7-7711.

2 p.m., P-FLAG; The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St.; 271-6663.

Apr. 23 and 26, 9:30 a.m., New York City Transit and MTA Board meeting, 347 Madison Ave., 5th floor conference room; 694-5127.

Apr. 23, 8 p.m., VFW Whitestone Community Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 746-0540.

Apr. 24, 7:30 p.m., 114th Police Precinct Community Council; Riccardo’s.

8 p.m., 107th Precinct Community Council, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing.

Apr. 25, 7 p.m., Community Board 2; Knights of Columbus, 49-18 Queens Blvd., Woodside; 533-8773.

Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m., Community School District 26; M.S. 74 Auditorium, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 631-6981.

Apr. 27, 8 p.m., Ridgewood Democratic Club, 60-70 Putnam Ave.; 381-6657.

Apr. 30, Monday, 7:30 p.m., Queensboro Houses Association; Community Methodist Church, 35th Avenue and 81st Street, Jackson Heights.

8 p.m. Woodhaven B.I.D.; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave.; 805-0760

8 p.m., Italian Charities of American membership meeting, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

May 10, 7:30 p.m., 19th Street Committee; Riccardo’s, 24th Avenue and 21st Street; (212) 726-7501.

Items of Community Interest

Apr. 18, Woodhaven Library Book Discussion Group The Heidi Chronicles, 85-41 Forest Pkwy; 849-4980.

Apr. 18, New York City Transit Riders bus forum, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213; (212) 878-7077 OR (212) 878-7424.

Apr. 19, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Child Talk Lecture Series, "Parenting Issues for 2001," Lang Auditorium, 56-45 Main St., Flushing; 670-1231.

Apr. 20, Walk the Walk crime victim awareness month, 25-09 38th Ave., Long Island City; 433-0800.

Apr. 22, Queens Hospital Center baby shower to benefit low-income families of babies born in this hospital, 82-68 164th St., Jamaica. Call for information on gifts, 883-2129

Apr. 22, Italian Charities of America annual auction/raffle, 83-20 Queens Blvd.; 478-3100.

Apr. 23, May 14, Queens Toastmasters Club; meet at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., lower level; (212) 687-4159, ext. 17.

Apr. 25, Con Edison to give away 3,000 Yankee tickets; Yankee Stadium. For information, call Carl Lee, 275-5840.

Apr. 26, SelfHelp Community Services Third Annual Volunteer luncheon, 21-15 34th Ave., Long Island City; 278-4148.

Apr. 26, New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Annual Gala; Waldorf-Astoria, Park Avenue and 50th Street; (212) 305-2142.

Apr. 28, Bella Italia Mia lecture, "Ethnic Catholics in the Mid-Hudson Valley," Maspeth Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.; 426-1240.

Apr. 28, American–Italian Cancer Foundation and EMG Health Communications free prostate cancer screening for men between 50 and 75 years of age and African-American men 40 to 75; Sacred Heart Church, 115-58 222nd St., Cambria Heights; 528-0577 or (516) 354-8773.

Apr. 28, Veterans Information Day; Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park; 465-2745.

Apr. 29, Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens citizenship/voter registration drive; meet at St. Luke’s School Auditorium, Whitestone; 961-5550, 204-2444 or 746-6269.

Apr. 30, Queens Legal Services Corporation, housing conference; Jamaica Hospital, 89th Avenue and the Van Wyck Expressway, Auditorium 1, 6th Floor; 392-5656, ext. 40.

To June 16, the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens cultural bridges program for students between eight and 16, 93-11 34th Ave., Jackson Heights. For information, call 261-7664.

Arts & Entertainment

Apr. 18, luncheon panel on the Arts in LIC, Long Island City Business Development Corporation, call 786-5300, ext. 21 for information.

Apr. 19, May 3, 17, Open Mike Night; Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing.

Apr. 21, 22, Annual Juried Members’ Show of the Jackson Heights Art Club; St. Mark’s Church, Parish House, 33-50 82nd St.; 729-7828.

Apr. 23, Djiva Gasparyan at Cooper Union Great Hall in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide; (212) 689-7810 or 689-5880.

Apr. 27, 28, "Murder By Music," an original musical comedy presented by the Drama & Singers Chapter of the Forest Hills Women’s Club, 108-18 70th Rd., Forest Hills; 520-1367.

May 12, Foundation for Filipino Arts and Sunnyside Community Services Beacon Program at I.S. 5, An Afternoon of Operettas, Broadway Songs, music and dances, 50-40 Jacobus St., Elmhurst: 565-8852. Free admission.

May 18 to 20, Queens Council on the Arts Technical Assistance Workshop, seeking performance artists now for the Art Frenzy festival. For more information, call 647-3377.

American Museum of the Moving Image

Apr. 21, Composing for Film, David Raksin’s "Laura" and "The Bad and the Beautiful"; Apr. 22, Student Academy Awards; Apr. 28, Jean-Luc Godard’s "Pierrot le Fou"and on Apr. 29, Constance Rosenbloom’s "A Woman Of Paris" and "Pierrot le Fou." For information, call 784-4520.

Black Cultural Arts Series

May 18, "An evening of Rockin’ Soul," Queens College, Colden Center; 793-8080; May 19, "Ghetto Punch," Jamaica Center for Arts; 658-7400 and May 20; Queens Theatre in the Park; 760-0064.

Flushing Town Hall

Apr. 20, Kim Clarke & The Inner Circle Quartet and "Music Magic" the Weldon Irvine Quartet; Apr. 28, Musica Reginae "The Virtuoso Piano"; Apr. 28, 29, Jean-Luc Godard’s "Pierrot Le Fou"; Apr. 29, lecture, "A Woman of Paris";May 6, Puccini’s Opera "Tosca"; May 11, The Carol Sudhalter Quartet and "Satchmo" Remembering the Life and Music of Louis Armstrong. For information, call 463-7700, ext. 222.

LaGuardia Community College

Apr. 21 "City That Drinks The Mountain Sky" and Apr. 27, Goliard Barbershop Quartet. For more information, call 482-5151.

Queensborough Community College

Apr. 27 and 28, "Romeo & Juliet." For information, call the college.

Queens College

Apr. 25 to 28, Thornton Wilder plays, "Infancy, Childhood and Youth," "Our Town" and "Skin of Our Teeth" For information, call 997-3075.

Queens Museum of Art

Apr. 18, Young Artists’ series; Apr. 19. "Edgar Degas and France, late 19th Century; Apr. 20, Movies and Human Psychology IV; Apr. 21, "Winnie the Pooh & Some Bees" and guided tour of the Panorama; Apr. 22. "Nighttime Skylines" family workshop; Apr. 25, Young Artists’ Series; Apr. 26 "Scandinavia, late 29th early 20th Century; Apr. 27, Movies and Human Psychology IV, Apr. 28, guided tour of the Panorama; Apr. 29, Magic show and "Puppets" family workshop and May 12, "The New York World’s Fair and the Millennium." For information, call 592-9700.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Apr. 22, The Magic & Illusion of John Pizzi & Company; Apr. 27, Ballet Hispanico; Apr. 29, Ballet Hispanico; May 4, Donna McKechnie; May 5, Bobbie Sanabria & Quartero Aché! and May 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19 and 20 "The Last Night of Ballyhoo". For information, call 760-0064.

Queens Symphony Orchestra

Apr. 29, Avi Albrecht and Dudu Fisher celebrate Israel Independence Day in partnership with The Israel Humanitarian Foundation, call 786-8880 or 793-8080 for tickets.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

Now to May 20 "La Gran Via/Broadway" zarzuela and American musical theater; 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 729-3880.


Apr. 18. The Samaritan Foundation Annual Spring Benefit Ball, dinner and silent auction; New York Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. For information, call 206-2000, ext. 203.

Apr. 21, 29, Italian Charities of America, Saturday and Sunday dances (Sunday with instruction), 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Apr. 25, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Blast! 2001 Dinner Dance, Terrace On The Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Call 786-8880 or visit the Web site at 222.queenssymphony.org.

Apr. 28. New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dance; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328 or visit the Web site at www.nymcma.org.

May 22, and June 26, 107th Precinct Community Council dance/dinner dance, time and place to be announced.


May 19. Teenager in Woodside between 1955 and 1960? For reunion information contact Bill Higgins (800) 691-6002 or e-mail WoodsideReunion@aol.com.

School Spirit

Apr. 18, the Board of Education hearing on the Chancellor’s 2001-2002 Budget Request. Groups or individuals who wish to be heard should submit their requests in writing to Ron LeDonni, Secretary, NYC Board of Education, 110 Livingston St., Brooklyn, room 1114 or fax to 935-5583. Call 935-3307 on Apr. 17 for your scheduled speaking number.

Apr. 21, The Renaissance Charter School, Renaissance Bazaar, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights. Contact F. Smith, PTA chairperson at (212) 882-5019.

Apr. 27, Community School District 25 is accepting applications now for September 2001 for P.S. 242. Applications are to be returned in person or mailed to CSD25, Early Childhood Office, 30-48 Linden Pl., 5th floor, Flushing, NY 11354. For more information, call 281-7643.

May 6, Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Newtown H.S. Alumni Association Eighth Anniversary Party–Honoring the "1’s," Durow’s of Glendale, 81-01 Myrtle Ave., reservations imperative, contact Helen Borromeo at 595-8542.

May 12, I.S. 5, An Afternoon of Operettas, Broadway Songs, music and dances, 50-40 Jacobus St., Elmhurst: 565-8852. Free admission.


Apr 22, Richmond Hill Historical Society Second Restoration Fair; Richmond Hill Library Branch, 118-14 Hillside Ave.; 847-6070 or www.richmondhillhistory.org.

Fort Totten Historical Center Tours, every Wednesday during the year, call 352-0180.

"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.

Apr. 28, Forest Park Bandshell parking lot and Apr. 29, Shea Stadium, south parking lot, free compost and compost bins for $20 funded by the Department of Sanitation. For more information, call 539-5296 or e-mail compost@queensbotanical.org.

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Apr. 22 and 29, Earth Day "Survival" and creative photography; Apr. 22, 27 and May 12, ice cream receptions’ and Apr. 28, Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration.

For information, call 229-4000 or log on to the Web site at www.alleypond.com.

King Manor Museum

Apr. 28, Wampum Making. For information, call 206-0545.

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