Caldndar Memorial Day
May 19, noon., "Greater Love Than This" Veteran’s Memorial Day Parade of Astoria; Italian Federation, 29-21 21st Ave.; 204-2444.
May 27, 7:30 p.m., Whitestone VFW Post 4787, Memorial Day religious service; Holy Trinity Church, 14--51 143rd St., Whitestone; 746-0540.
May 28, noon, Whitestone VFW Post 4787 Memorial Day Parade; Whitestone Memorial Monument, 149th Street; 746-0540.
1:30 p.m., Marine Corps League Detachment 240 is calling for Leatherneck vets from Queens to march in the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade; Jackson Avenue and Northern Boulevard, at the firehouse, parade steps off at 2 p.m.; (917) 682-6731.
May 21, 7 p.m., West Queens Greens, 25-26 18th St., Apt. 1-F, Astoria; 728-7372.
7:30 p.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.
May 30, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard; 846-1907.
8 p.m., Richmond Hills Block Association, 110-08 Jamaica Ave.; 849-3759.
June 6, 4:30 p.m., Metropolitan Transit Authority, Headquarters Board Room, 5th Floor, 347 Madison Ave., Manhattan; (212) 878-7483.
June 12, 12:30 p.m., Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce; Dazie’s Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd.; 482-6053.
Items of Community Interest
The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation is sponsoring their 22nd Anniversary "The Women of Forest Park"; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven; 805-0202.
•The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Third Annual Blessing of the Bicycles; 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
•The Queens Hospital Center (QHC) and the Hindu Center are hosting a health fair; 45-52 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For more information, QHC at 883-3030 or Kris Kaira at 883-4533.
•Mike Zapiti interview with George Delis, district manager, Community Board 1, Channel 56; 274-5200.
•The Bridge to Life two mile walk; Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, near the theater; 225-2211.
•C.H.O.K.E. Power Plant Protest, 42-30 Vernon Blvd.; 274-4767, or www.chokequeens.com.
May 19, 20
Jackson Heights Art Club, children’s art exhibition, adult students’ art show and public painting demonstration; St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82nd St.; 719-7828.
Arrow Community Garden potluck dinner, 35-38 35th St., Astoria; 937-1264.
•5th Annual Golf and Tennis classic, both events are at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, 374 Stockholm St., Brooklyn; 366-1834.
•LaGuardia Airport Summit with Congressmember Joseph Crowley; LaGuardia Community College, Van Dam Street and Queens Boulevard, Long Island City; 779-1400.
Queensborough Community College Open House for CUNY Language Immersion Program, 46th Avenue and Springfield Boulevards, Bayside. For information, call 281-5460.
Long Island City VFW Post 2348 social, hot food, beer, soda and dancing, 31-35 41st St.; 728-6220.
May 29, June 6, 12, 26
Foster Parent Association adoptive parent orientations. For more information, call Teresa Bauer at 263-0740.
May 29 , June 11
Queens Toastmasters Club; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd; (212) 687-4159, ext. 17.
Electchester Blood Drive 2001, Fourth Housing Recreation Room, 65-88 162nd St.; 781-9871.
•Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens 2001 5K Run, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 204-2444.
•Brandeis Association Tour of New York’s newest Holocaust Museum; 657-7640.
June 11, 25, July 9
Queens Toastmasters Club; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., lower level. For information, call Bob at (212) 687-4159, ext. 17.
Fourth Annual Queens Women’s Network Tee Off Against Domestic Violence; Forest Park Golf Course, Woodhaven; 657-6200.
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
May 17 to 20
•Tupelo and Visionsong collaborative, live music by local musicians, 34-14 34th Ave.; 274-0773, or www.visionsong.com/tupelo.html.
•Queens Council on the Arts Technical Assistance Workshop, seeking performance artists now for the Art Frenzy festival. For more information, call 647-3377.
Barbad Chamber Orchestra classical concert; Steinway Reformed Church, 41st Street and Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria.
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center Greek concert, 1941 Broadway, Manhattan. For tickets, call (212) 721-6500 or 932-8400 (Greek Music and Video Superstore).
June 2, 9, 16, 30
New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 763-4328.
June 5, 7
FSF Community Theatre Group open auditions for "Fiorello"; Free Synagogue of Flushing, social hall, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; (516) 354-5210 or 747-0414.
June 7, 21, July 5
Open Mike Night, 42-02 Main St., Starbucks, Flushing.
June 9, 16
Gingerbread Players of St. Luke’s, "Romeo and Juliet," 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills; 268-6021.
American Museum of the Moving Image
May 19, De Palma’s "Obsession" and "Body Double," Repertory Nights, "Chinatown"; May 20, "Phantom of the Paradise" and "Dressed To Kill"; May 26, De Palma’s "The Fury" and "Mission To Mars," Repertory Nights, "My Life As A Dog"; May 27, "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way." 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.
Greek Cultural Center
May 19, 20, Biblios First International Book Fair; May 20, folk dance company performance; June 1, 2, 3, "Worm Day"; June 13 to 17, Independent Film Showcase and June 24, picnic/outing at Sunken Meadow Park. For more information, call 726-7329.
Oratorio Society of Queens
May 20, Mozart’s "Requiem" at Bayside H.S., 32nd Avenue and Corporal Kennedy Street, Bayside. For more information, call 460-0726.
Queensborough Community College
May 17-18, dance workshop concert and May 19, Ann Hampton Callaway. For information, call 631-6311.
Queens Museum of Art
May 17, Looking Series: Anselm Kiefer and Germany, Mid-20th Century; May 18, (see May 4) and An Evening of Rockin’ Soul; May 19, Phyllis Rose Dance Company; May 23, Trip to Olana State Historic Site; May 24, Looking Series: guest speaker TBA; May 25, Film Series: (see May 4) May 31, Looking Series: Red Grooms and the USA; the Present, and on weekends guided tours of the panorama and drop-in and/or family workshops. For information, call 592-9700.
Queens Theatre In The Park
May 16, 17, 19, 20 "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" and May 22, QTIP benefit and performance of "Mind Games." For information, call 760-0064.
Socrates Sculpture Park
May 20, grand opening "Beyond City Limits," Broadway at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 956-1819.
Thalia Spanish Theatre
Now to May 20 "La Gran Via/Broadway" zarzuela and American musical theater; 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 729-3880.
May 19, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 763-4328.
May 19, 20, Italian Charities of America dances, Sunday with instruction; 478-3100.
June 14, Queens Women’s Center 14th Annual Anniversary Dinner; Crowne Plaza Hotel, LaGuardia Airport. R.S.V.P. 352-7225.
June 15, Forestdale, Inc., Foster Parent Association, first annual scholarship dinner. For more information, call Teresa Bauer at 263-0740.
June 26, 107th Precinct Community Council dinner and dance, The Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing. For information and tickets contact Carolann Foley, 969-5168 (leave a message).
May 19, Woodsiders reunite; Knights of Columbus Hall (Hudson Council); 49th Street and Queens Boulevard. For more information contact Steve Burke at (212) 348-5719 or e-mail Bill Higgins at WoodsideReunion@aol.com.
May 19-20, Long Island City Business Development Corp. "Art Frenzy" festival. On Center Boulevard between 48th and 50th Avenues on the 19th and at Court Square South and Jackson Avenue on the 20th.
May 20, Middle Village Adult Center fundraising flea market, 69-10 75th St.; 894-3441.
May 26, Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club festival, Greenpoint Avenue from 44th to 48th Streets.
May 28, Broadway Astoria Merchants and Professionals Association Memorial Day Festival, Broadway from Crescent to 42nd Streets.
June 2, Hillcrest Estates Civic Association and All Saints Lutheran Church annual street fair and flea market, Goethals Avenue at 164th Street; 380-5435.
June 3, Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee Parade and Festival, parade steps off at 37th Avenue and 89th Street and disperses into the festival on 75th Street and 37th Road, donations appreciated; 460-4064.
June 24, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s Steinway Street Festival, 28th to 34th Avenues.
May 18, Richmond Hill Historical Society "Merry-Go-Round Memories: Those Magical Mystical Machines and the Men who Made Them," The Leonard Center, 112th Street and 86th Avenue; 847-6070, or www-richmondhillhistory.org.
May 19, Queensmark awards program; St. Matthew’s Episcopal-Anglican Church, 85-45 96th St., Woodhaven. For information, call 939-0647.
May 22, "Astoria: Remember When?" and "The Importance of Estate Planning" with Peter Vallone, Jr.; Quinn’s Gallery, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City; 721-9200.
June 2, King Manor Museum, "Jamaica: Then & Now; June 9, 10, "Celebrating Old Glory; June 17, (Founding) Father’s Day and June 30, July 1, "Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue. For information, contact Carlos Pomares at 206-0545.
"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
Family and Adult Programs: ; May 19, astronomy programs and May 31, watercolor flowers. Children’s Programs: May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, Sunny Bunnies; May 16, 23, 30, Nature Club; May 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 30, 31, Toddler Time; May 17, 21, 24, 31, Early Childhood: May 21, 22, 29, Fledglings: May 20, Butterfly Box and Little Chefs: After-School Programs: May 16, 23, 30, Junior Nature Kids: May 21, APEC Explorers Weekend Programs: May 20, Eric Carle Fan Club and Crazy for Caterpillars; For information, call 229-4000, or www.alleypond.com.
To June 23, morning youth baseball clinic, Field 14 and July 2 (raindate July 5), The Metropolitan Opera "Met In The Parks" presents "La Traviata, 73rd Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard.
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
May 19, 20, "You Gotta Have Park!" festival at the Unisphere; 760-6561.
May 17, First School District 27 Read-a-thon, George Seuffert Bandshell; 235-4100; May 18, Third annual Queens Talent Show, George Seuffert Bandshell next to Carousel; 520-5916 and June 20, Oak Ridge Open & Oldies Show, golf course; 235-0760.
Queens Botanical Garden
May 19, "Knitting Together in the Garden," 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 539-5296, or www.cityworm.com.
Queens County Farm Museum
May 20, spring fest and June 2,3, Civil War Encampment weekend; 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. For more information, call 347-FARM.
Public Service Announcements
Fort Totten, Bayside, needs volunteers, contact Jack Fein at 352-0180.
Order of the Knights of Pythagoras Youth Fraternal Organization Lebanon Lodge 54 is accepting membership applications for young men between the ages of nine and 20. Contact Timothy Aaron-Styles, 658-9708.
Kew Gardens Community Center offers many programs, kids to seniors, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, Kew Gardens; 268-5960.
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Western Queens Community Center hosts free series on diabetes, Thursdays, from now until June; 27-47 Crescent St., Astoria. For information, call 274-2045.
Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps dispatchers wanted, call Bryce Friedman at 793-2055 to register.
Jackson Heights Community Development Corporation extends its services for Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE). For information, call 458-3600.