2001-11-28 / Community Calendar

America: The Healing

Grief counseling, financial assistance, Catholic Charities: Corona/Elmhurst, 779-1600; Glendale, 456-7001 and Woodside, 779-1234. The Family Center Staff emergency financial assistance, 726-9790.

Grief counseling, Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505.

Dislocated Workers Assistance, The Consortium For Worker Education (CWE), 118-35 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 544-5490.

FEMA/NY State/NYC Disaster Assistance, FEMA, (800) 462-9029, TTY (800) 462-7585 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday. New York State Crime Victims Board; (800) 247-8035, TTY (888) 289-9747, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Volunteers are needed to cook, prepare, deliver and serve at World Trade Center "Ground Zero," Bouley Bakery, 120 W. Broadway at Duane Street, Manhattan, midnight to 7 a.m. shift on weekdays. To sign up go to the bakery, or call (212) 680-1301. For scheduling, call Alfred at (646) 831-6895.

Nov. 30, Astoria Performing Arts and Long Island City Business Development Corporation fundraiser for children affected by WTC, gala show "Opening Doors," 31-30 33rd St., reservations recommended, call 278-5925.

Dec. 16, Msgr. McClancy Memorial H.S. memorial service for survivors of those who lost their lives September 11 in the World Trade Centers attacks and November 12 on American Airlines Flight 587, 72-02 31st Ave., East Elmhurst; 397-3943.

Happy Holidays

Dec. 1, 2, Ireland In Prints Christmas Shopping Fair; Foggy Dew Pub, 49-10 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside; (845) 896-8531.

Dec. 8, Oak Ridge Holiday Extravaganza, Forest Park, Woodhaven; 235-4100.

•Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, St. Nicholas Day at Onderdonk House, Flushing and Onderdonk Avenues, Ridgewood; 456-1776.

•Woodside On The Move Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sohncke Square, 58th Street; 476-8449.

•17th Annual Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Celebration; Florence E. Smith Community Center, 102-19 34th Ave., Corona; 651-1100.

Community Meetings

Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Jackson Heights Neighborhood Association, Atonement Lutheran Church, 87th Street and 31st Avenue, Jackson Heights.

Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 4, Lisa Memorial Center, 51-13 108th St., Corona; 760-3141.

Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library, Central Library, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 990-0700.

Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Community Board 2, Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd floor; 533-8773.

Dec. 11, 8:30 p.m., Community School Board, District 30; P.S. 148, Auditorium, 89-02 32nd Ave., East Elmhurst.

Dec. 13, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; 591-1000.

Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., 112th Police Precinct Community Council, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.

Dec. 20, 7 p.m., S.A.F.E (Sane Aviation For Everyone).; Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Ave; 762-6383 or 843-2086.

Jan. 8, 2002, 8:30 p.m., Community School Board, District 30; P.S. 149, Auditorium, 93-11 34th Ave., Jackson Heights.

Items of Community Interest

Dec. 5, St. John’s University Center of Asian Studies December lecture, "Taxation without Representation in Contemporary Rural China," Sun Yat-Sen Hall; 990-1526.

Dec. 8, St. John’s University bioterrorism conference "Chemical and Biological Terrorism," St. Albert Hall, room B70 and B75; 990-5796.

Now to Dec. 2, Lighthouse International, the leading resource on overcoming the challenges of vision impairment, first-ever, pre-holiday sale, 118-29 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 997-4079.

Dec. 13, Queens Chamber of Commerce security seminar; Bulova Conference Center, 85-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights; 898-8500.

Dec. 13, Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16; Skyline Diner, 271-27 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park; 343-7674.

Dec. 19, Woodhaven Library Book Discussion Group John Grisham’s, The Partner, 85-41 Forest Pkwy.; 849-4990.

Now to Dec. 26, New York City Police Department Exam filing period for examination on Feb. 2, 2002. Applications can be picked up at Community Board 2, 43-22 50th St., Woodside; 533-8773 or contact the Police Department City Resident Recruitment and Retention Unit at (212) RECRUIT or (800) 550-3836.

Arts & Entertainment

Dec. 1, 2, 9, 15, 31, Italian Charities of America, Saturday/Sunday dances with and without instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 31, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Country and Western dances; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328 or visit the web site at http://www.nymcma.org.

Dec. 3, Irene Mallinger’s Cafe Greco open mic night, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 424-6494.

Dec. 4, Jan. 8, 2002, Flushing Library’s open mic night, 41-17 Main St., rooms A and B; 661-1200.

Dec. 6 deadline, Friendly Poets Society inspirational poetry competition, 838 Wymount Terr., Provo, UT 84604, www.friendlypoets.com.

Dec. 6, 20, open-mic night, Starbucks Coffee, 41-02 Main St., Flushing.Nov. 16, T.R.Y. luncheon and show "The Owl and the Pussycat"; Riccardo’s By The Bridge Restaurant, 21-01 24th St., Astoria; 983-1990.

Dec. 8, Women’s Visual Arts Forum; LaVuelta Bistro, 10-43 44th Dr., Long Island City. Sponsored by Women’s Studio Center. For more information call 361-5649 or WSC586@aol.com.

Dec. 16, Oratorio Society of Queens annual holiday concert; Bayside H.S., Corporal Kennedy Street and 32nd Avenue; 460-0726.

Dec. 18, Open-mic poetry nights, East Elmhurst Branch Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd.; 424-2619.

Dec. 22, Women’s Writers Forum; Sofa Cafe, 35th St. and 28th Ave., Astoria.

Now to Jan. 4, 2002, St. John’s Department of FIne Arts exhibition; Chung-Cheng Gallery in Sun Yat-Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica; 990-7476.

American Museum of the Moving Image

Repertory Nights: Dec. 1, 2, "M"’ Dec. 8, 9, "Flowers of Shanghai"; Dec. 15, 16, "My Night at Maud’s"; Dec. 22, 23, "Wild Strawberries" and Dec. 29, 30, "Steamboat Bill Jr."; 784-0077.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts

Dec 1, Gala POPS Concert’ Dec. 9, Classical music concert of music from Spain and Latin America; 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

La Guardia Community College Performing Arts

Dec. 22, The Nutcracker Ballet for Young Audiences, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street; 482-5151 and December, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Institute for Arts & Technology Photo Exhibit on the WTC Disaster, 47-07 30th Pl., Long Island City; 472-9124.

Queensborough Community College

Dec. 2, Gingerbread Players & Jack’s production of "A Christmas Carol," QCC Theatre, 56th Ave and Springfield Blvd., Bayside; 631-6311.

Dec. 5, National Theatre of the Deaf and art exhibit cosponsored by QCC and Queens Independent Living Center, "Celebration of the Culture of Disability," Student Union Building, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 631-6257.

Queens College

Dec. 6, lecture The Exemplary Modernism of Poet and Diplomat, George Seferis; Dec. 8, Choral Society sings Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah plus "Hallelujah Chorus," 793-8080; Dec. 10 to Mar. 11, 2002, "What’s New?" at the Louis Armstrong Archives. For information, call 997-3670.

Queens Museum of Art

Young Artists Series: Dec. 5, printing techniques; The Looking Series: Nov. 29, The role of photography; The Film Series: Road Movies: Nov. 30, "Lonely Are the Brave"; Now to Jan. 27, 2002, "The Long Walk To Freedom: Portraits of Civil Rights Activists Then and Now" in conjunction with Community Works and the Langston Hughes Branch of the Queens Borough Library; Now to Feb. 7, 2002, artist Jane Benson’s "Great Representations" and artist Susan Wolsborn’s "Kinesthesia" and artist Charley Friedman’s "Big Eyes" on the museum’s ramp and wedge space; Now to Feb 17, 2002, "Translated Acts" contemporary Asian art exhibit; 592-9700.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, "Brighton Beach Memoirs"; Dec. 15, 16, "2nd Avenue to Broadway"; 760-0064.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

Now to Dec. 16, "Brake Four Hearts & Put In Reverse," 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 729-3880.

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners &

Dec. 2, Cyprus Federation Awards Gala; Terrace On The Park Restaurant, Flushing Meadow-Corona Park.

Dec. 4, New York Women’s Agenda 10th Annual Star Breakfast; New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan; (212) 843-1706.

Dec. 5, A.R.R.O.W. Community Center and Garden, reception, 35-30 35th St., Astoria; 595-2829.

Dec. 9, Greek Children’s Fund "The Snowflake Ball"; Terrace On The Park Restaurant, Flushing Meadow-Corona Park.

Dec. 9, United Community Civic Association 10th Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch; LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; 932-0782.

Dec. 16, Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside Annual Celebration; Abbracciamento Restaurant, 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park; 784-2468.

School Spirit

Dec. 16, Msgr. McClancy Memorial H.S. memorial service for survivors of those who lost their lives September 11 in the World Trade Centers attacks and November 12 on American Airlines Flight 587, 72-02 31st Ave., East Elmhurst; 397-3943.

Dec. 16, Oratorio Society at Bayside H.S., Corporal Kennedy Street and 32nd venue; 460-0726.

District 30, nominations for the district’s Gifted Program for Fall 2002 are being accepted. Questions should be directed to Cheryl Quatrano, Gifted Program coordination, 777-4646. Deadline is February 8, 2002.

Fleas & Fairs & Fundraisers

Nov. 30, Long Island City Business Development Corporation and Astoria Performing Arts Center Benefit for The Children’s Aid Society, 31-30 33rd St 786-5300.

Nov. 30, Astoria Performing Arts and Long Island City Business Development Corporation fundraiser for children affected by WTC, gala show "Opening Doors," 31-30 33rd St., reservations recommended, call 278-5925.

Dec. 1 and 2, Christmas Shopping Fair by Ireland In Prints, Foggy Dew Pub, 49-10 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside; (845) 896-8531 or click on www.irelandinprints.com.

Dec. 2, Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Society flea market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 899-2801.

Dec. 3, Kiwanis Club of Astoria/Long Island City annual holiday auction; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, Roseanne Alafogiannis, 545-8640 or Linda Perno, 752-1601.

"You’ve Gotta Have Park"

Lost Battalion Hall, Through Dec. 12, Learn-to-play volleyball clinic, ages 10 to 12, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park; (212) 360-1311 or (800) 201-PARK.

Queens Botanical Garden

Dec. 1, Holiday Open House, Holiday Plant Sale; Dec. 2, Candy Cane Potpourri, Pine Cone Madness and Holiday Open House, Holiday Plant Sale; Dec, 6, Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop; Dec. 9, Wacky Winter Weather and Dec. 16, The Tastes of India; Dec. 17, Propagating Streptocarpus (African violets), 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

Dec. 1, 2, Holiday Bazaar; Dec. 8, wreath-making workshops; 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 347-FARM.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Now to Apr. 14, 2002, 2001 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Broadway at Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 956-1819 or visit the web site at www.socratessculpturepark.org.


Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Queens Then and Now, Quinn’s Gallery, 35-20 Broadway, Astoria; 278-0700.

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