2002-04-10 / Community Calendar

Community Calendar To Your Good Health

Community Calendar
To Your Good Health

Apr. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Queens Hospital Center and Elmhurst Apr. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queens Hospital Center breast cancer seminar, 82-68 164th St., Jamaica.

Apr. 14, 11 a.m., Parkinson’s [disease] Unity Walk; Central Park Bandshell at 72nd Street; (866) 789-9255 or www.Ubell.com.

Apr. 17, 7:30 p.m., National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Queens/Nassau support group meeting; Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium, 76th Avenue and 265th Street, Glen Oaks; 347-7284.

Apr. 27, 1 to 3 p.m., American Heart Association 2nd Annual CPR Day; Madison Square Garden, 7th Avenue and 32nd Street; (877) AHA-4CPR.

May 14, Long Island Jewish Hospital neuropathy meeting "You Have A Lot Of Nerve," for information, call 544-7172.

Community Meetings

Apr. 14, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans of Kew Forest-Woodside-Irwin Loitz Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; AX7-7711.

Apr. 15, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Second Floor, President’s Conference Room; 286-3000.

Apr. 16, 7 p.m., Community Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 786-3335.

Apr. 17, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 8, 81-15 164th St., Jamaica; 591-6000.

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

Apr. 18, noon to 2 p.m., Queens Borough Chamber of Commerce 90th annual meeting and luncheon; LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; 898-8500.

7:30 p.m., Kew Gardens Hills Community Council; 107th Police Precinct, Parsons Boulevard; 544-7172.

7:30 p.m., United Forties Civic Association; St. Theresa’s, Rectory Basement.

7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic Association; Our Lady of Hope School, Eliot Avenue and 71st Street, Middle Village; 651-5865.

8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens, 78-31 Parsons Blvd., basement meeting room, Flushing; 591-0100.

Apr. 21, 5 p.m., West Queens Greens, 39-51 1/2 46th St., Sunnyside; 728-1092.

Apr. 22, 8 p.m., Woodhaven B.I.D.; LeCordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave.; 805-0760.

Apr. 23, 8 p.m., 107th Police Precinct Community Council, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, 969-5100.

Apr. 25, 7:30 p.m., Community School District, Board 26; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 631-6981.

Items of Community Interest

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.

•Roosevelt Court Association’s First Neighborhood Graffiti Clean-up Day; Sunnyside Reformed Church; (646) 298-8669.

•Jackson Heights Beautification Group spring cleanup, 37th Avenue from 72nd Street to Junction Boulevard; (212) 439-8785.

Apr. 13, 14, New York Mets Kids Opening Weekend upper reserve seats $2 each; 565-4318 for group sales, 507-7735 credit cards.

Apr. 14, "Community Board 8 and the New York City Community Boards," QPTV, Channel 34; 886-8160.

Apr. 15, Queens Mineral Society annual swap and sale; Queens College Campus, New Science Building, Room D235; 347-6839 or 846-7050.

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

•NOW–NYC Founding Chapter general meeting, 150 W. 28th St., Room 304; (212) 627-9895.

Apr. 21, Kiwanis Club of Woodside first annual pancake breakfast; St. Sebastian’s Parish center, 37-60 57th St.; 672-8989.

Apr. 29, NYPD and Patrol Borough Queens North Crime Prevention Unit graffiti forum; Queens Theatre In The Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 520-1684.

Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Apr. 17, more flower plantings; May 15, "English Garden Home" garden club members only; June 19, tour private gardens; 651-7745.

Queensborough Community College

Apr. 17, 24, health lecture series; 631-6322; Apr. 21, Holocaust lecture series; 281-5770; to Apr. 30, teachings of the Qur’an regarding Judaism and Christianity; 631-6343; 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

Apr. 16, "Thesaurus Design for Semantic Information Management" and theology lecture, "Suffering…"; Apr. 17, workers’ disability compensation and Apr. 18, "Making Work Holy!" and "Christianity in China before the 16th Century"; 990-6600.

Vietnam Veterans

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

Arts & Entertainment

Apr. 20, 27, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association country and western dances; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328.

Apr. 20, 28, Italian Charities of America Saturday and Sunday (with instruction) dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Apr. 17, Woodhaven Library book discussion Major Barbara, 85-41 Forest Pkwy., Woodhaven; 849-4980.

Apr. 18, American of Italian Heritage presentation with slides; The Reception House, 167th Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing; (516) 932-4846.

Apr. 18, The Little Globe Theater company presents "A Baker’s Dozen"; starting May 11, the Children’s Repertory 10-week theater arts program for kids 6 to 13; 634-6393 ext. 22 or e-mail TheLittleGlobe@aol.com.

Apr. 18, 20, 24-27, Aisling Arts presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth,; Trinity Lutheran Church, Undercroft, 37th Street and 31st Avenue, Astoria; (212) 502-3567.

Apr. 18-28, St. Bart’s Playhouse presents "Pippin," Park Avenue and 50th Street, Manhattan; (212) 378-0219.

Apr. 19, 20, Women’s Club of Forest Hills present "Remember When" a nostaligic look at World War II; Community House, Forest Hills Gardens: 520-1367.

Apr. 19, 20, 21, Jackson Heights Art Club art exhibition and sale; St. Mark’s Church, Parish House, 33-50 82nd St.; 729-7828.

Apr. 20, Talent Literary Guild deadline for amateur poetry contest; Poetry Contest, 1257 Siskiyou Blvd., PMB 4, Ashland, OR 97520; www.freecontest.com.

Apr. 21, Queensview and North Queensview Homes spring art show, Building 2, 33-64 21st St.

To Apr. 21, Jackson Ave. Steakhouse Playhouse "The Miss Firecracker Contest," 12-23 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, credit cards are not accepted; 392-9896. .

American Museum of the Moving Image

To May 5, "Double Indemnity";784-0077 or visit the Web site at http://www.ammi.org.

Astoria Performing Arts Center

Apr. 14, Astoria Performing Arts Center open auditons for "You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown"; 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.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts

Apr. 12, Jimmy McGriff Quartet; May 10, John Coltrane "Giant Steps a 75th Birthday Celebration"; June 21, Blues Music Revue; Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 463-7700, ext. 222.

Flushing Town Hall

Apr. 11, five-month festival highlighting artists and institutions of Long Island City; Apr. 12, "Jazz for Connoisseurs" organist Jimmy McGriff and violinist John Blair; Apr. 14, free workshops "Imagine New York: Giving Voice to the People’s Visions," Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 463-7700.

LaGuardia Community College

Apr. 14, family series performance of Ailey II; Apr. 26, film screening,"Ordinary Sinner"; Apr. 26. Esther Hinds musical montage, Performing Arts Center, Long Island City; 482-5151.

Queensborough Community College

Apr. 13, Queens symphonic band, "Younger than Springtime: Those Incurable Romantics," 631-6393; Apr. 14, clarinetist David Krakaur classical and klezmer concert, 631-6311; Apr. 15, art exhibit: "Bagajes," 631-6396; Apr. 26, 27, "Antigone" by Sophocles, 631-6284; 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.

Queens College

Apr. 11, "Rimers of Eldritch" by Landford Wilson; Apr. 13, Queens College Choral Society silent auction, Apr. 17 to June 21, art and artifacts from ancient worlds; Apr. 21, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Apr. 27, An Evening With George Benson; Apr. 30, Anne Carson and Marie Ponsot. For information, call 997-3670.

Queens Museum of Art

Apr. 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, drop-in workshops for adults/families; Apr. 11, 18, 25, Looking Series; Art as Expression; Apr. 12, 19, 26, Film Series; call for movie information; Apr. 13, 20, 27, guided tour of the "Panorama of New the City of New York, lectures precede some tours; Apr. 21, tour: "In the Flow: Artists from the Living Museum"; Apr. 27, performance: "It Happened In New York, Part II"; Apr. 28, panel: "Collaborations in Art: Artists of The Living Museum"; Now to July 7, Rom (gypsies) of Ridgewood photographic exhibition; 592-9700.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Apr. 20, "The Coffee Trees"; Mar. 30, Independence Community Bank Children’s Series: "The Sword and the Stone" and Apr. 20, "Rumpelstiltskin," Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 760-0686.

Breakfasts, Lunches,

Dinners & Dances

Apr. 17, 114th Police Precinct Community Council Fellowship Breakfast; Riccardo’s, 21-04 24th Ave., Astoria, R.S.V.P. by Apr. 10, 932-8743.

Apr. 21, Queens Jewish Community Council Sixth Annual Testimonial and Installation Breakfast; Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32nd Ave; 544-9033, ext. 23.

Apr. 24, the Legendary Gala 2002 to benefit Queens Theatre in the Park; 760-0686, ext. 126, David Schulte.

June 25, 107th Police Precinct Community Council dinner dance, Reception House, Northern Boulevard, Flushing, for information call 107th Police Precinct Community Affairs at 969-5974.

School Spirit

Apr. 15, 16, Community School Board District 30 Magnet School Fair; I.S. 204, 36-41 28th St., Long Island City; 777-4616.

Apr. 25, Queens County Bar Association’s Speakers Bureau "What it is like to be a lawyer…"; P.S. 237, 46-21 Colden St., Flushing; 291-4500.

May 5, Newtown H.S. Alumni Association Ninth Anniversary party; Crowne Plaza Hotel, La Guardia Airport, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, reservations must be paid by May 1; 595-8542.

June 14 deadline, The Christophers annual video contest for college students, cash prize $6,500; (212) 759-4050 or visit the Web site at www.christophers.org.

June 24, 1947 grads from P.S. 25, Brooklyn, 55th year reunion, call 591-2560 ASAP.

July 19, Long Island City H.S. Class of ’62 40th Reunion; Riccardo’s Restaurant, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; LICHS62@aol.com or write to Sally at LICHS62, 33-64 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11106.

July 19, Francis Lewis H.S. Class of ’82 reunion; Cafe On The Green, Bayside, R.S.V.P. by Apr. 25; (516) 742-3901.

ASAP, P.S. 25, Brooklyn students from the ’40s a reunion is being planned, call 591-2560 and leave a message.

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

Fleas & Fairs & Fundraisers

Now, Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps 2002 annual fund drive, call 347-0333.

Apr. 15, Queens College Choral Society silent auction; Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing; 271-4443 or 479-1456.

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.

Apr. 28, Alley Pond Environmental Center art and treasures auction evening, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 229-4000.

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.

"You’ve Gotta Have Park"

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Apr. 28, art and treasures auction evening; Ongoing APEC Programs, Children’s after-school, weekday and weekend programs, family and adult programs,and special events, call APEC at 229-4000 or go to the Web site at www.alleypond.com.

City of New York Parks & Recreation &Urban Park Rangers

Apr. 14, Forest Park, wildlife sketching, Forest Park Nature Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive; 846-2731.

Apr. 22, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, 699-4236; Apr. 23, Lost Battalion Hall, 263-2263; Apr. 24, Sorrentino, 471-4818; Apr. 25, Det. K. Williams, 523-6912 and Roy Wilkins, 276-8686 annual spring talent competitions, call the park closest to you or call the borough recreation office at 520-5918 for information.

May 1, Forest Park, book club The Bean Trees, Forest Park Nature Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive; 846-2731 for reservations and information.

Queens Botanical Garden

Apr. 17, Backyard Composting; Apr. 18, Unusual House Plants and Their Care; Apr. 21, Gardening Day; Apr. 26, Arbor Day; Apr. 27, Horticultural History of Flushing; May 1, 8, 15, 18, 22, Trees New York, Citizen Pruner Tree Care Course; May 2, Starting Flowers and Veggies from Seeds; May 4, Storybook Stew, Backyard Composting; to May 7, Master Composter Certification; May 11, Flower Fancy; May 16, Persimmons and Pomegranates: Ethnic Markets of Main Street and Basket Arrangements of Flowers; May 18, A Walk Around QBG; May 21, 22, 23, Rose Pruning, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 886-3800 or go to the Web site at www.queensbotanical.org.

Queens County Farm Museum

Apr. 27, 28, 24rd Annual Antique Auto Show, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 347-3176.

Queens Zoo

Apr. 20, 21, "Fleece Festival," sheep shearing, barnyard hoe-down, farmin’ festivities, wool weaving, animal demonstrations barnyard tales and farm flicks, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. 53-51 111th St.; 271-1500.

Historical Socities

Flushing Art League of Queens/Queens Historical Society, to May 12, New Horizons of 2002 opening reception, May 16 to June 2, Summer Inspiration opening reception, for information call 380-6414.

King Manor, Behind the scenes tour by prepaid reservation only, King Park, Jamaica Avenue and 150th/153rd Streets; 206-0545.

Queens Historical Society, Apr. 20, Newtown’s Origins; May 4, 5, Queens Heritage Fair 2002; 939-0647, ext. 17.

Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, Apr. 24, meeting and tour of cemetery; St. Matthew’s Church, 85-45 96th St; 846-2784.

Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’

Bayside YMCA, pre-school, ages 2 to 3 and after-school programs, kindergarten through eighth grade; registration for summer camps ages 2 to 13; Apr. 13, healthy kids day, 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.

Cross Island YMCA, Apr. 13, healthy kids day celebration; Apr. 15, introduction to ballet and tap 10-week sessions; Apr. 28 to June 22, Second Annual Junior Soccer tournament; plus computer learning center and Saturday night teen center; 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505.

Central Queens YM/YWHA, Apr. 11, 18, 25, men’s club; Apr. 12, "How to Enjoy Music"; Apr. 15, 22, "Pathways to Self-Fulfillment"; Apr. 14, lecture, "Citizenship and Exile," 20th anniversary of the Central Queens Y "Judaism and Islam... ," sign up for summer day camp and teen travel programs; Apr. 16, Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration; Apr. 17, Simcha party and health and nutritional counseling; Apr. 18, sing-a-long; Apr. 23, "Around Sarah’s Gable: Ten Hasidic women share their stories of life, faith and tradition"; Apr. 24, film series of recent British films, pre-registration is advised and "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg"; Apr. 28, flea market; Apr. 29, "Pathways Dramatic Presentation with Script"; May 8, 22, "Images of the Older Adult in Fiction"; May 19, Shavout; To June 17, adult/senior chorale group; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 268-5011.

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