2003-01-15 / Community Calendar

Community Meetings


World-class trombonist Benny Powell is the featured guest at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s jazz jam on February 7.World-class trombonist Benny Powell is the featured guest at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s jazz jam on February 7.

Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Community Civic Association; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.

Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic Association; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 39-37 28th St.; 729-0373.


Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 8; Queens Centers for Progress, 81-15 164th St.; 264-7895.

Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Community Board 3; I.S. 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst; 458-2707

Jan. 21, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Community Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 786-3335.

Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 6, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens; 263-9250.


Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 26, Frank Kenna Republican Club, 23-63 Steinway St., Astoria; 545-1600.


Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., COP 104; Holy Cross School, 61st Street and 56th Avenue, Maspeth; 651-5865.

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

Jan. 21, 8 p.m., 115th Police Precinct Community Council, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights; 533-2002.

Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., 114th Precinct Community Council; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.

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

8 p.m., 108th Precinct Community Council; Nakwon Reformed Church, 41-20 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside.

School Boards

Jan. 16, Feb. 27, 8:30 p.m., Community School Board, District 26, M.S. 74 Auditorium, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 631-6981.

Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Community School Board, District 30; P.S. 78 Auditorium, 48-09 Center Blvd., Long Island City; 777-4600.


Jan. 16, 5:45 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library Board of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 990-0705.

Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., Children First agenda for public schools, Thomas Edison H.S.,165-65 84th Ave., Jamaica; (212) 374-5545.

Jan. 23, 1:30 p.m., Friends of the Kew Gardens Hills Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing; 261-6654.

Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Borough President’s Conference Room, 2nd floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 286-2900.

6 p.m., Self Help for Hard of Hearing People; Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue and 75th Street, Jackson Heights; 350-3203 or 264-3017.

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

8 p.m., Queens Mineral Society; Queens College New Science Building, Room D235; 544-5059 or 347-6839.

Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, Borough President’s Conference Room, 2nd floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 286-2900.

Items of Community Interest

Jan. 16, Queens Borough Chamber of Commerce annual governmental relations reception; Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 898-8500.

Jan. 22, Queens College women and work program open house, Kissena Boulevard, Music Building, Room 264; (212) 642-2070.

Jan. 22, "Peripheral Vascular Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment" lecture, North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, Conference Room 4 (8th floor), 102-01 66th Rd., Forest Hills; (516) 465-2500.

Jan. 22, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall State of the Borough address; Queens College Colden Center, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 286-2640.

Jan. 22, New York City Department of Education "Children First" seminar; Thomas Edison H.S., 165-65 84th Ave., Jamaica; (212) 374-5545.

Jan. 22, Queens Kiwanis Sports Association baseball and fast pitch softball team registration for coaches and managers; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven; 386-9433 or 899-7933.

Jan. 24, Queens Interagency Council for the Aging "The Give and Take of Caregiving"; York College, 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 268-5954.

Jan. 25, Visiting Nurse Service hospice volunteer training; 1250 Broadway, Manhattan, 6th floor Conference Room A; 463-9848.

Jan. 25-March, LaGuardia Community College computer graphics; Jan. 28-March, Visual Basics programming, real estate course; Jan. 29, computer maintenance; Jan. 30, introduction to telecommunications; Feb. 1, Microsoft Access; Feb. 3, networking basics, "How to Become a Notary Public; Feb. 4, import/export certificate program, computer repair; Feb. 8, taxes; Feb. 11, computerized bookkeeping; Feb. 12, on-line Web page design certificate program, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 482-7244 or 482-5125.

Jan. 26, Queens College Colden Center Lunar New Year celebration, Colden Auditorium; 997-4646.

Jan. 27, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous; Sol Goldman YMCA, 14th Street at First Avenue, Manhattan; (212) 656-1052 or www.foodaddicts.org.

Jan 27, Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center and Archives exhibit "Where Have All The Children Gone?," 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 281-5770..

Jan. 28, Juniper Park Civic Association "Welcome to Middle Village 11379" dedication, parade and party; Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, Eliot Avenue; 651-5865.

Jan. 28, St. John’s University Center of Asian Studies January lecture "Political Stability in China: Evidence from Survey"; Jan. 29, St. John’s University blood drive, University Center Commons, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica; 990-1526.

Jan. 29, Long Island City Business Development Corp and Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP Investment Driven Estate Planning seminar; Tennisport, Borden Avenue and 2nd Street, Long Island City; 786-5300, ext. 21.

Feb. 4, 5, 6, 11, Italian Charities of America Italian classes for children and adult beginners, intermediate and advanced, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Feb. 10, Parents Without Partners Queens Chapter 16 orientation meeting; Hilltop Diner, 164-02 Union Tpke., Flushing; 343-7674.

Mar. 19-26, Anthropology Museum of the People of New York trip to France. For information, call 428-5650.

Arts & Entertainment

Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Parents Without Partners Queens Chapter 16 singles dance; La Bella Vita, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park; 343-7674.

Jan. 19, New York Youth Symphony 40th season in Carnegie Hall "Jazz Band Classic," Queens College, Colden Center’s LeFrak Recital Hall, Kissena Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway; (212) 581-5933.

Jan. 22, L’Producto musical quartet; Sunnyside Community Services Senior Center, 43-31 39th St.; 392-6944.

Jan. 25, Feb. 8, 22, Bust-A-Gut comedy events for singles 32 to 62; Holliswood Theater, 215-16 82nd Ave., Bayside; 265-6354.

Jan. 26, Musica Reginae Productions at Flushing Town Hall, Accolade Series Opera and Song; 279-4842.

February-March, Cedar House Gallery "Psychlone" photo exhibit, Cedar House Café, 70-10 Grand Ave., Maspeth; 478-9569.

American Museum of the Moving Image

Film screenings: Jan. 17, Maids (Domesticas, O Filme); Jan. 18, Short Works, The Crazies, Jack’s Wife, Shock Corridor; Jan. 19, Knightriders, Bruiser, Shock Corridor; Jan. 24, A Dog’s Day (Pattiyude Divasam); Jan. 25, Creepshow, Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear, Alphaville; Jan. 26, Two Evil Eyes, The Dark Half, Alphaville; Jan. 31, Parliament Funkadelic: One Nation Under a Groove; Feb. 1-2, Fistful of Dollars; Feb. 1-16, You Ain’t Heard Nothin’: Hollywood’s Silent Versions and the Dawn of Sound; Feb. 8-9, In a Lonely Place; Feb. 15-16, Loves of a Blonde; Feb. 22-23, Paris, Texas; Feb. 22-Mar. 30, Innovation and Influence: Movies Selected by the New York Film Critics Circle; 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria; 784-0077 or www.ammi.org.

LaGuardia Community College

Jan. 24, James Spaulding ,"Fifth Anniversary of LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Jazz Series"; Jan. 26, Chinese New Year Dragon’s Tale with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company ; Feb. 5, lunchtime musical concert featuring vocalist and bass player Roy Bennett; Feb. 6, "Art of Race" film festival; Feb. 7, Benny Powell, "Jazz Speaks of Life"; Feb. 21, Bill Jacobs, "Tribute to Weldon Irvine"; Mar. 7, Carol Sudhalter, "Female Musician’s Night"; Mar. 21, Paavo Carey, "Young Lions Play-Off"; Apr. 4, Hill Saunders, "Third Annual Salute to Queens Jazz Greats," Long Island City; 482-5060.


Feb. 13 to May 19, Matisse-Picasso exhibit; 33rd Street at Queens Boulevard, Long Island City; (212) 708-9400.

Queens College

Jan. 21-23, auditions for Choral Society (tenors and basses especially wanted); Jan. 26, Lunar New Year Celebration, LeFrak Concert Hall; Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 793-8080.

Queens Museum of Art

Jan. 18, current exhibition tour to March 2, "The Pointed Pen," "View From Alger’s Window" talk, Jan. 19, art for Martin Luther King Jr. Day workshop, "African–American Stories"; Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, walking tour of the Panorama of the city of New York, Jan. 28, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 592-9700.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Jan. 16-17, Citibank Young Audience Series, "As You Like It"; Jan. 18-19, Emigrant Savings Bank Theatre Series, "As You Like It"; Jan. 25, Independence Children’s Series, "The Frog Prince," "The Princess and the Pea"; now to Jan. 26, Mary Teresa Giancoli photographs, "Pan, Tortillas y la Familia" ("Bread, Tortillas and the Family from New York to Puebla"), Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing, 760-0064.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

Jan. 23 to Mar. 16, "Life’s Tango/ La Vida Es Tango," 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 729-3880.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dance

Jan. 16, Chamber of Commerce Borough of Queens 59th annual governmental relations reception; Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 898-8500.

Jan. 24, St. John’s University annual alumni luncheon; New York Hilton and Towers, 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue, Manhattan; 990-6006.

Jan. 27, Transition Services for New York, Inc. kick-off dinner for upcoming Walk for Mental Health; 746-6647.

Feb. 13, Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Organization annual dinner dance; Terrace on the Park, Paradise Suite, 52-11 111th St., Corona; 279-3200.

Feb. 15, St. Vartan Armenian School 70th anniversary annual dinner dance; Haik and Alice Kavookjian Auditorium, 630 Second Ave., Manhattan; 739-3885, 263-8050, or 729-7265.


Feb. 2, St. Gabriel School 60s, 70s, 80s alumni reunion; Bruno’s on the Boulevard; 426-7170.

April 12, Mary Louis Academy reunion for classes ending in 3’s and 8’s; alumnae of any year who have not been receiving mailings or information; call, 297-2120, e-mail MaryLouisAcademy@aol.com, or log on to the Web site at www.tmla.org.

May 16, Bushwick H.S. 50th year reunion for January and June, 1953 classes. Contact Ellie Guarini, (516) 764-3685, BORIOLE1953@aol.com; or John Maggio, (908) 359-8444, jpmboro@aol.com.

Summer, Our Lady of Sorrows School, Corona, looking for past graduates/alumni. Forward your current (and maiden) name, address, phone number, e-mail address and year of graduation to OLS c/o Sharkey (Figalora), 320 Jordan Rd., New Milford, NJ 07646.

Looking for 1953 to 2003 graduates, St. Gregory the Great 50th anniversary, Bellerose; 347-3707.

School Spirit

Jan. 22, Children First, Thomas Edison H.S., 165-65 84th Ave., Jamaica. For information go to www.nycenet.edu or call (212) 374-5545.

Jan. 24, Long Island City H.S. hosts the 22nd annual LICHS Invitational Gymnastics Tournament, seeks advertisers for the journal; call Ken Achiron at 545-7095.

Jan. 31, Feb. 5, 6, The Renaissance Charter School open house, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 803-0060.

Feb. 8, St. Francis Prep H.S. Fathers’ Guild oldies dance, 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows; 423-8810, ext. 311.

Feb. 15, St. John’s University inaugural winter homecoming, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica; 990-1504

May 17, Sheepshead Bay H.S., 1972-1975 reunion; Ramada Plaza Hotel. For more information write to Sheepshead Bay H.S. Reunion 2003, P.O. Box 40767, Staten Island, NY 10304, e-mail SBHSReunion2003@aol.com, or call 698-1451..

Ongoing, Parent Teachers Association, P.S. 112, Cartridges For Kids program; 786-3930 or www.cartridgesforkids.com.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Feb. 1, Alley Pond Environmental Center Penny Social Fundraiser, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 229-4000

May 14-19, St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30th Drive between 30 and 31st Streets.

May 26, Sept. 28, Broadway Astoria Merchants and Professionals, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Street.

June 18-22, St. Antonio Abate Society of Castrofilippo, Ditmars Boulevard between 35th and 38th Streets.

June 22, Central Astoria LDC, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues.

July 20, Friends of Community Board 1, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.

July 26, Dutch Kills Civic Association, 36th Avenue between 29th and 35th Streets.

July 31-Aug. 3, Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America, St. Markella, 26th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak Trestles.

Aug. 7-10, St. Irene Chrysovalantou Monastery, 23rd Avenue from 35th to 37th Streets, and 36th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak Overpass.

Aug. 14-17, Borgetto Cultural Association, Steinway Street between 25th and 28th Avenues.

Aug. 17, Steinway Street Business Improvement District, Steinway Street between 28th and 35th Avenues.

Sept. 1, 30th Avenue Business Association, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.

Oct. 26, 114th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol, Broadway between 29th and and 47th Streets.

You’ve Gotta Have Park

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Feb. 1, 8, 15, Art Alive!; Feb. 19, Winterfest; ongoing, kid’s birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays, some after-school and holidays possible, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 229-4000.

Queens Botanical Garden

Jan. 25, What Are Essential Oils?; Feb. 2, Happy Lunar New Year!; Feb. 8, Essential Oils for Romance; Feb. 23, Flower Arranging for Beginners; Mar. 1, Terrarium Workshop; Mar. 4, 11, Flower Creations for all Occasions; Mar. 6, 8, Spruce Up Your Garden for Spring; Mar. 9, Greenhouse to Go: Making New Plants; Mar. 15, Cooking with Oils; Mar. 18, Wedding Flowers; Mar. 23, Vivacious Veggies!; Mar 29, natural lawn care; Administration Building Lobby, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 886-3800.


Greater Astoria Historical Society, Jan. 18, special lecture "The Man in the Red Battle Shirt" kicks off Civil War Saturdays with a discussion of the film "Gettysburg," 35-20 Broadway; 278-0700.

Queens Historical Society, visit historic Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 939-0647.

Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society, Jan 29, lecture; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard; 846-1907.

Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’

Central Queens YM & YWHA, there are many exciting events happening for youngsters and seniors stop by and pick up one of the winter program guides at the front desk; Jan. 27, dramatic and comic readings; Wednesday afternoon and Sunday morning Hebrew school for Israeli families, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills or call 268-5011.

Cross Island Y, Jan. 19 - 25, open house; program registration begins Jan. 20, swim lessons, gym/swim, health and wellness, yoga, kick box aerobics, aqua exercise, master fitness for older adults, weight management, belly dancing computer for beginners for kids, teens and older adults Jan. 31 (last day), visit the Web site, www.ycanyc.org, and find a free gift; health and wellness programs; 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505.

The Corner Library

Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, open mic night, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St; 661-1200.

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