2002-02-20 / Community Calendar

Community Calendar St. Patrick’s Day

Community Calendar
St. Patrick’s Day

Mar. 3, noon to 5 p.m., 26th Annual Irish Cultural Day; St. Mel’s Church auditorium, 26th Avenue and 154th Street, Whitestone; 746-3837.

Mar. 7, 2 p.m., Queens Chamber of Commerce luncheon; Terrace On The Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 898-8500.

Community Meetings

Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., 478-3100.

Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., 114th Police Precinct Community Council; Riccardo’s, 21-01 21st St.

8 p.m., 107th Police Precinct Community Council, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 969-5100.

Feb. 27, 7:45 p.m., Community Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 263-9250.

Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m., Land Use Public Hearing; Borough President’s Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 286-3000.

8:30 p.m., Community School Board District 26; M.S. 74, auditorium, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 631-6981.

Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 4: Lisa Memorial Center, 51-13 108th St., Corona; 760-3141.

Mar. 7, 7:30 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees, Central Library, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.; 990-0700.

Mar. 7, 24, 7 p.m. United Community Civic Association; Augustana Lutheran church hall, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights; 932-5415.

Mar. 12, 7:45 p.m., Community Board 9; Le Cordon Bleu, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven: 286-2686.

7:30 p.m., Community School Board District 30 President’s Council meeting; 8:30 p.m., calendar meeting; P.S. 152, 33-52 62nd St., Woodside; 777-4600.

Mar. 14, Community Board 1 cabinet meeting; Kaufman–Astoria Studios Commissary, 34-12 36th St; 786-3335.

Mar. 19, Community Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 786-3335.

Mar. 21, Kew Gardens Hills Community Council, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 969-5100.

Items of Community Interest

Mar. 21, Apr. 18, QSAC monthly autism support group, 30-10 38th St., third floor, Astoria; 728-3566, ext. 21 or 728-8427.

Feb. 23, 24, Queens Women’s Center open house, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside; 352-7225.

Feb. 25, LaGuardia Community College is offering free EMT course for low-income women, 29-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 482-5768.

Feb. 27, Mar. 6, Mar. 13, LaGuardia CC/CUNY free workshops for women returning to school, beginning or completing college degrees; Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.; 335-6049.

Mar. 4, Queens Council on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities monthly meeting, 112-33 199th St., St. Albans; 728-8476.

Mar. 12, 26, American Business Associates, Queens Council-Business to Business Networking; Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights; (866) 223-0302.

Mar. 13, World Child, Inc. adoption workshop; Workman’s Circle, 45 E. 33rd St., Manhattan; (800) 434-2367.

Mar. 14, AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762; Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens.

Apr. 13, 24th Annual Queens Half-Marathon and Skaggs–Walsh 5K Run, check in for both races at McNeil Park, 119th Street and Poppenhusen Avenue, College Point; 762-1519.

Last Monday of every month, Self Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH); Lexington Center for the Deaf, 30th Avenue and 75th Street, Jackson Heights; 350-3203 or 264-3017.

Vietnam Veterans

Mar. 28, Apr. 26, Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter No. 32, 88-61 76th Ave., Glendale; 830-0037.

Queensborough Community College

Feb. 27, black inventions exhibit/millennium tour "We Represent Dreams Fulfilled"; 631-6327; Now to Feb. 28, library exhibit: "The 50th Anniversary of Jet Magazine"; 631-6227; Mar. 13, Frank Egan Memorial Health Lecture Series "Every Breath You Take…";Mar. 19, academic opportunities "Information Night"; Mar. 20, 2002 Women’s Fair; and Egan Health Lecture "Over The Counter Medications…"; Now. to June 30, the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives; "The Teheran Children" exhibit; 281-5770, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 631-6284.

St. John’s University

Feb. 28, Sun Yat-Sen lecture series "The Rise and Fall of Global Technology..."; Mar. 6, current issues in labor relations law; Apr. 3, "The Global Alliance for Workers and Communities: A New Paradigm for Global Labor Practices"; Apr. 10, social encyclicals regarding work and labor; Apr. 17, workers’ disability compensation and Apr. 18, "Making Work Holy!"; 990-6600.

Arts & Entertainment

Mar. 7, 21, Open Mic Night; Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing.

Feb. 24, Mar. 1, 2, "Second Bananas": Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills; 497-4922; Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328.

Feb. 23, Italian Charities of America, dances with and without instruction; children’s beginner and intermediate Italian classes on Saturday, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Feb. 24, Doc Wallace Trio; St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills; 793-2236 or www.stlukesforesthills.org.

Feb. 24, Flushing Town Hall, 100 Years of Austrian Music with Con Brio Ensemble, Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 463-7700, ext. 222.

Mar. 14, 23, Women’s Studio Center, Inc., life drawing sessions. For information, call 361-5649.

Mar. 17, "Cypreco" of America Greek anniversary program, 23-50 27th Ave., Long Island City; 626-7896.

Mar. 17, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra concert; Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.; 746-9122.

American Museum of the Moving Image

February 24: "She's Gotta Have It ," "Rear Window" and "Pickpocket"; March 1: Greek Cinema Showcase: "Silicon Tears"; March 2: "Love Affair," "Where The Heart Is" and Repertory Nights: "Death In Venice"; March 3: "Force Of Evil," "Pickup On South Street" and Repertory Nights: "Death In Venice"; March 9, "Nothing Sacred," "The Clock" and Repertory Nights: "Lola"; March 10: "King Kong," "The Cruise" and Repertory Nights: "Lola"; March 16, "Bye Bye Braverman," "The Plot Against Harry" and Repertory Nights: "Aguirre, The Wrath Of God"; March 17: "Taking Off," "I Like It Like That" and Repertory Nights: "Aguirre, The Wrath Of God"; March 22: Moving Image At The DGA, A Pinewood Dialogue With Chris Wedge: "Ice Age," "The Warriors," "Mixed Blood" and Repertory Nights: "Ran"; March 24: Underground Street Films: "In The Street," "Saturday Afternoon Blood Sacrifice," "Reverberation" and "She Had Her Gun All Ready", "Mean Streets" and Repertory Nights: "Ran"; March 30: "Dog Day Afternoon," "Network" and "Band Of Outsiders"; March 31: "New York, New York," "All That Jazz" and Repertory Nights: "Band Of Outsiders"; 784-0077 or visit the Web site at http://www.ammi.Org.

Astoria Performing Arts Center

Mar. 9, The Push Factor Dance Company, Mar. 22, 23, Queens’ Playwright contest; April, cabaret and opera month; May 10, 11, 12, "You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown!"; June 21, 22, "The Nerd"; 31-30 33rd St., Long Island City; 278-5925 or visit the Web site at www.apacny.org.

LaGuardia Community College

Mar. 1, salute to Queens’ jazz greats; 482-5151.

Queensborough Community College

Mar. 3, "Romeo and Juliet" ballet; Mar. 15, "Woman Alone" lecture/demonstration; Mar. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, "Mixed Babies" and "A.M.L." one-act plays; Mar. 16, Forough’s "Reflecting Pool"; Mar. 17, "Adventures of Peter Rabbit"; Mar. 20, David Holzman, pianist; Mar. 23, "Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble of 80"; Mar. 30, "Our Sinatra"; 631-6233, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.

Queens College

Mar. 19, Adam Zagajewski, Apr. 2, Peter Carey, Apr. 30, Anne Carson and Marie Ponsot; Now to Mar. 11, "What’s New?" at the Louis Armstrong Archives. For information, call 997-3670.

Queens Museum of Art

Feb. 24, return engagement of "Tiffany: The Man and His Times" musical theater piece about Louis Comfort Tiffany; 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. 24, Children of Uganda; Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 2, 3, "74 Georgia Avenue"; Mar 1, 2, 3, Freestyle Repertory Theatre’s "TheatreSports"; Mar. 2, "Aladdin"; Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 760-0064.

Breakfasts, Lunches,

Dinners & Dances

Feb. 26, Queens Cerebral Palsy "An Evening of Fine Food: A Gastronomical Tour of Exotic Parts of the World"; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadow–Corona Park, Corona; 380-3000.

Mar. 1, Little Neck–Douglaston Lions Club 6th annual charter night dinner dance; New Hyde Park Inn, 214 Jericho Tpke.; 299-0173.

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.

School Spirit

Now to Feb. 24, District 24, zoning hearings, various schools affected, for more information, call Linda Ciborowski at 417-2634.

Feb. 28, P.S. 228 Early Childhood Center ribbon-cutting ceremony, 32-65 93rd St., East Elmhurst, RSVP by Feb. 15; 899-5799.

Mar. 3, St. Raphael’s School, supermarket bingo, auditorium, 48-25 37th St., Long Island City; 392-5207.

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.

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 alumni@ctkrhs.org.

May 2003, Long Island City H.S. class of ’53 reunion, contact Peter Galluzzo; (631) 736-4495.

Community School Board District 26 notice of vacancy on board; candidates must be registered voters and/or parents of students in the district, 18 years of age; 631-6981.

Queens County Bar Association speakers are available to speak in elementary, junior, intermediate and high schools; 291-4500.

Fleas & Fairs & Fundraisers

Apr. 27, Martin Luther H.S. is gearing up for their seventh annual Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Celebrate Kids Auction 2002, donations are needed, contact Kelli Westfal, director of communications, MLHS, 60-02 Maspeth Ave; 894-4000.

Mar. 1, 2, 3, Community House 75th Anniversary Weekend Benefit; 268-7710.

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.

Apr. 28, Alley Pond Environmental Center art and treasures auction evening, last call for donations on or before Apr. 6, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 229-4000.

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"

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Mar. 10, "Sap to Syrup" bus trip; Apr. 28, art and treasures auction evening. Ongoing APEC Programs, 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 information, call APEC at 229-4000 or go to the web site at www.alleypond.com.

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

Feb. 21, Winter Festival 2002, Passerelle Building next to United States Tennis Association; 520-5919.

Queens Botanical Garden

Mar. 3, 30, Persimmons and Pomegranates; Mar. 5, 12, Flower Creations for All Occasions; Mar. 9, Vermicomposting; Mar. 10, Greenhouse to Go: Making New Plants; 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; Mar. 24, Vivacious Veggies, 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.

Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’

Bayside YMCA, pre-school , ages 2 to 3 and after-school programs, kindergarten through eighth grade, 214-13 35th Ave; 229-5972.

Catalpa YMCA, the YMCA Youth Scholarship Fund and Queens Kiwanis Sports Association "Amazing Give-Away Day!" at Shea Stadium, Mets vs. Brewers; 386-9433.

Central Queens YM/YWHA: Feb. 21, art exhibit "United We Stand," winter holiday swim week, ages 3 to 12; Feb. 25 to June 17, adult/senior chorale group; Feb. 26, Duplicate Bridge for seniors;Mar. 6, Apr. 10, 24, May 8, 22, "Images of the Older Adult in Fiction"; Now to Mar. 6, basic computer skills for seniors; Mar. 7, 14, film series of recent British films, pre-registration is advised; Mar. 17, lecture, "Hospitality or Hostility"; Mar. 24, Passover; Apr. 14, lecture, "Citizenship and Exile"; May 19, Shavout; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 268-5011.

Cross Island YMCA, Mar. 7, 14, film series of recent British films, pre-registration is advised; Now to Mar. 21, safety training, lifeguard training, CPR training and computer training, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505.

Long Island City YMCA, Now to Apr. 13, non-checking Intramural/Instructional Youth Hockey League, Tuesday/Thursday, instructional baseball/softball clinics, ages 7 to 10; 32-23 Queens Blvd., Thomas Sylvester, 392-7932, ext. 239.


American Cancer Society "Flower of Hope" blooms until March 4. Fresh cut bunches of daffodils $7 with vase $15. To order or volunteer to deliver flowers in your community, call (800) ACS-2345.

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.

College Point Board of Trade has donated two $250.00 scholarships to the first male/female full-time students from Malba/College Point who finish the Skaggs–Walsh 5K run, Saturday, April 13. To register visit the Web site at www.nyrrc.org or call Leo Nicholas at 762-1519 or (917) 317-0880 for information.

HillCrest Senior Center AARP tax assistance to anyone 60+; 297-7171.

Pomonok Neighborhood Center crime victim assistance and domestic violence support groups, no fee for services, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 591-6060.

Project SAFE free lock replacement program for crime victims in all five boroughs; (212) 406-3010.

Queens Hospital Center smoking cessation program, ages 17+, free; 883-4208.

Queens Recreation & City Parks Foundation winter festival, Passerelle Building, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park next to United States Tennis Association; 520-5918.

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