Community Calendar Community Meetings
Feb. 4, 8 p.m., sharp, Jackson Heights Neighborhood Association; Lutheran Church of Atonement, basement meeting room, 87th Street and 31st Avenue.
Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Astoria Civic Association, Inc., 22-45 31 St., Astoria, 545-5353. Guest speaker Mayor Bloomberg.
Feb. 19, Community Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 786-3335.
Items of Community Interest
Feb. 4, Queens Council on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities monthly meeting, 81-15 164th St., Flushing; Mar. 4, 112-33 199th St., St. Albans; 728-8476.
Feb. 9, St. John’s University civil rights symposium at School of Law, Queens campus, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica; Gene Redd (516) 877-0934.
Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, QSAC monthly autism support group, 30-10 38th St., third floor, Astoria; 728-3566, ext. 21.
Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Support group for parents and family members of individuals with autism. QSAC’s main office, 30-10 38th St., 3rd floor, Astoria, 728-8427.
Feb. 25, LaGuardia Community College is offering free EMT course for low-income women, registration is being held now through January 28, 29-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 482-5768.
Arts & Entertainment
Feb. 7, 16, Mar. 14, 23, Women’s Studio Center, Inc., life drawing sessions. For information, call 361-5649.
Now to Jan. 31, Langston Hughes Library presents artist Deborah Singletary "Dreaming Out Loud!" exhibition, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona; 651-1100.
Feb. 1 deadline, Astoria Performing Arts Center is looking for one-act scripts written by Queens residents for full production in March; mail to S. Scannell, 31-60, 33rd St., B9, Long Island City, NY 11106; 278-5925.
Feb. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, Astoria Performing Arts Center "Valentine Beware!"; Mar. 15, 16, 22, 23, Queens’ Playwright contest; April, cabaret and opera month; May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, "You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown!"; June 14, 15, 21, 22, "The Nerd"; 31-60 33rd St., Long Island City; www.apacny.org.
Feb. 9, 1 p.m., Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Hercules Saves The Day, Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 760-0686.
Feb. 9, 16, 23, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328.
Astoria Performing Arts Center
Feb. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, Valentine Beware!; Mar. 15, 16, 22, 23, Queens’ Playwright Contest; 31-30 33rd St., Long Island City; 278-5925
LaGuardia Community College
Feb. 1, Latin jazz; Feb. 15, blues night; Mar. 1, salute to Queens’ jazz greats.
Queensborough Community College
Jan. 27, "Annie Get Your Gun"; Now to Jan. 31, QCC Art Gallery exhibit "Lifethreads-The Story of Our Fabric" and "Sculptures", 631-6396; 631-6311.
Now to Mar. 11, "What’s New?" at the Louis Armstrong Archives. For information, call 997-3670.
Queens Museum of Art
Tto Feb. 7, 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, "Translated Acts" contemporary Asian art exhibit; Now to Mar. 16, The Art of Raymond Saa at the Bulova Corporate Center; 592-9700.
Queens Theatre In The Park
Feb. 8, Steve Ross; Feb. 9, 10, "Hercules"; Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 2, 3, "74 Georgia Avenue"; Now to Jan. 13, "Naked Dance: The Music of Storyville"; 760-0064.
Thalia Spanish Theatre
Now to Feb. 17, "All That Tango/Todo Tango," 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 729-3880.
Dinners & Dances
Feb. 2, Panpaphian Association of American annual dinner dance, Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 545-7202.
Feb. 22, Phidippides Award Gala 2001 honoring Dennis Meheil; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 545-7202.
Mar. 6, Kyrenia Cardiovascular Annual Gala honoring Mr. and Mrs. Kaloidis; Rainbow Room, Manhattan; 545-7202.
Mar. 9, Pancyprian Women’s Issues Network annual dinner dance; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 545-7202.
Apr. 6, Astoria Civic Association Judge Charles J. Vallone scholarship dinner-dance; Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 545-5353.
Feb. 1, Queens of Angels Home School Association third annual winter carnival, 44-04 Skillman Ave., church auditorium; 937-3244.
Feb. 1, 6, 7, Renaissance Charter School open house, call the admissions committee, 803-0060.
Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, Archbishop Molloy H.S. presents Larry Shue’s play "The Nerd," 83-53 Manton St., Briarwood; 441-2100.
Feb. 9, St. Francis Prep Fabulous 50’s Dance, 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows; 423-8810. Deadline is Feb. 1.
Mar. 22, Christ the King Regional H.S. memorial service for victims of the September 11 and Flight 587 disasters. We have a list of missing alumni and need information on any others who were affected so they can be included in the service. Please call 366-7400, ext. 272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mar. 9, Long Island City H.S. class of 1982, teachers and former teachers reunion; Crowne Plaza La Guardia, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; (877) 738-6466 or call Pat Nieto, (973) 394-0898
Fleas & Fairs & Fundraisers
Feb. 2, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association benefit for the St. Jude Children’ Research Hospital, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 763-4328.
Feb. 13, QSAC and Bobby Valentine, manager of the New York Mets benefit dinner; Valentine’s Restaurant across from Shea Stadium; 728-8476 or e-mail QSACMETS@aol.com.
May 15-18, St. Demetrios Cathedral street fair, 30th Drive between 30th and 31st Streets.
May 27, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals street fair, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets.
June 19-22, St. Antonio Abate Society street fair, Ditmars Boulevard between 35th and 38th Streets.
June 23, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition street fair, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues.
July 21, Friends of Community Board 1 street fair, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.
Aug. 1-4, St. Markella street fair, 26th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak trestles.
Aug. 8-11, St. Irene street fair, 23rd Avenue from 35th to 37th Streets and 36th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak overpass.
Aug. 15-18, Borgetto Cultural Association street fair, Steinway Street between 25th and 28th Avenues.
Sept. 2, 30th Avenue Business Association street fair, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.
Sept. 7, Dutch Kills Civic Association street fair, 36th Avenue between 29th and 35th Streets
Oct. 27, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals street fair, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets.
"You’ve Gotta Have Park"
Queens Recreation Membership Drive 2002, contact Eileen Gillen at 520-5918 or e-mail Eileen.Gillen@parks.nyc.gov.
Alley Pond Environmental Center
January/February, Children’s Weekday Programs: Fledglings (ages 3 to 4), Nature Club (pre-kindergarten), Sunny Bunnies (ages 3 to 4), Toddler Time (ages 24 to 35 months, parental participation) and Wee Sprouts (ages 18 to 23 months, parental participation); Children’s Weekend Programs: Animal Care Trainee (ages 9 to 12), Animal Detectives (ages 4 to 8), Create Your Own Calendar (ages 9 to 12), "Dino"Mite Dinosaurs (ages 4 to 8), Footprints in the Snow (ages 3 to 4), From Trash to Treasure (ages 6 to 8), Jan Brett Fan Club (ages 3 to 4), Little Chefs (ages 3 to 4), Shadow Play on Groundhog Day! (ages 3 to 4), Toddler Time on the Weekend! (ages 24 to 35 months, parental participation), Wee Sprouts on the Weekend! (ages 18 to 23 months, parental participation); Children’s After-School Programs: Junior Nature Kids (kindergarten to second grade), Nature Club (pre-kindergarten), Polar Bears and Penguins-North and South (ages 6 to 8), Family and Adult Programs: Reach For The Stars, Smitten By The Love Bug, Treats, Treasures and Objects of Art, Watercolor Workshops, Special Events, Sap to Syrup trip to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Fahnestock State Park. For more specific information, call APEC at 229-4000 or go to the web site at www.alleypond.com.
Feb. 15, Valentine Cabaret, evening, proceeds will benefit children’s programs in conjunction with the We Take Care Coalition, call 235-4100; Monday afternoons, Yoga, $10 per session, for information call Charlie Roemer at 835-1893; Wednesday evenings, Salsa dance lessons, $10 per session, for information call 235-0815, Oak Ridge, One Forest Park, Woodhaven.
Queens Botanical Garden
Feb. 3, Mar. 3, 30, Persimmons and Pomegranates; Feb. 9, Fortune and Affection: Your Own Worm Collection; Feb. 10, Peanuts to Possibilities: Dr. George Washington Carver’s Life with Plants and People; Feb. 17, Starting Flowers and Vegetables from Seed; Mar. 5, 12, Flower Creations for All Occasions; Mar. 9, Vermicomposting; Mar. 20, Natural Lawn Care; Mar. 14, Spruce Up Your Garden for Spring; Mar. 19, Wedding Flowers; Mar. 19, 20, Rose Pruning; Mar. 23, Plant Propagation; Mar. 19-May 7, Master Composter Certification; 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 886-3800.
Socrates Sculpture Park
Now to Apr. 14, 2001 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Broadway at Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 956-1819 or visit the web site at www.socratessculpturepark.org.
Greater Astoria Historical Society, Jan. 26, Saturday Afternoon At The Movies, "The 1900 House: Parts 3 and 4," Feb. 2, "A&E Biography: Ethel Merman; The Faces and Places of Queens, Feb., Lectures, "Queens: Then & Now"and in Mar. "The Motor Parkway"; 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City; 278-0700, www.astorialic.org.
Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’
Central Queens YM/YWHA: Jan. 23, Tu B’Shevat holiday program for toddlers, Jan. 27, Pete Seeger "Sing Out"; Feb.7, 14, Mar. 7, 14, film series of recent British films, pre-registration is advised; Feb. 3, Tu B’Shevat; Feb. 13, Purim workshop; Now to Feb. 13, Motzei Shabbat Swim & Gym Club; Feb. 19, lecture, cake tasting and book signing; Feb. 21, art exhibit "United We Stand"; Mar. 24, Passover; May 19, Shavout; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 268-5011.
Cross Island YMCA, Jan. 26, Saturday Night Teen Center 3 on 3 basketball tournament and free health fair at JHS 210, 93-11 101st Ave., Ozone Park and after-school child care for developmentally disabled youngsters at PS 18, Hillside Avenue; Jan. 27, 29, 31 thru Mar. 21, safety training, lifeguard training, CPR training; Jan. 29, handball clinic; beginning Jan. 31, junior handball instruction, Feb. 1, Sports Bug ages 4 and 5; Feb. 3, instructional baseball ages 6 to 15; 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505.
Long Island City YMCA, Jan. 27, winter touch football league; Jan. 28, women’s basketball in-house league, men’s basketball league, women’s basketball team league; Feb. 2, 3, roller hockey leagues; Tuesday/Thursday, instructional baseball/softball clinics, ages 7 to 10; 32-23 Queens Blvd., Thomas Sylvester, 392-7932, ext. 239.
Public Service Announcements
American Cancer Society Discovery Thrift Shop needs volunteers to work three hours a day, one day a week, 253-24 Northern Blvd., Little Neck; 631-0296, ask for Helen.
Central Astoria Local Development Coalition free housing services for tenants and small building owners in Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside communities, 28-27 Steinway St; 204-1056.
Queens County Bar Association speakers are available to speak in elementary, junior, intermediate and high schools; 291-4500.
Kew Gardens Community Center diversified programs: creative writing, stress reduction, Spanish, humor and politics, French; 268-5960.
Queens Hospital Center smoking cessation program, ages 17+, free; 883-4208.