2003-04-30 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings
Calendar of Events Community Meetings Associations

Community Meetings

May 1, 7:30 p.m., United CommunityCivic Assn.; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights; 718-932-5415.

May 5, 8 p.m., Jackson Heights Neighborhood Assn.; Atonement Lutheran Church Basement Meeting Room, 87th Street and 31st Avenue.

May 13, noon, AARPChapter 4158; Church-on-the-Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing.

8 p.m., Astoria Civic Assn.; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-545-5353.


May 6, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 4; Lisa MemorialCenter, 51-13 108th St., Corona; 718-760-3141.

May 7, 7 p.m., Community Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor, Sunnyside; 718-533-8773.

May 19, 7 p.m., sharp, CommunityBoard 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 UnionSt., Flushing; 718-359-2800.


May 27, 8 p.m., 108th Police Precinct Community Council; Nakwon Reformed Church, 41-20 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside.


May 13, 8:30 am. to 2:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce of the Borough of Queens; Shea Stadium Diamond Club,Flushing; 718-898-8500.

Noon, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce; Dazie’s restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd.; 718-786-7013.

May 19, 7:30 p.m., Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board (QSWAB), Queens Borough Hall, Borough President’s Conference Room, Room 219,120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY.

May 21, 7:30 p.m., COP104; Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, Eliot Avenue, 71st Street, Middle Village; 718-651-5865.

Items of CommunityInterest.

May 1 to 11, Transportation Alternatives/NYCDepartment of Transportation presents Bike Week NYC 12th annual celebration. For information call 212-629-8080 or go to www.bikeweeknyc.org and www.transalt.org.

May 2, Roosevelt Island Tree Board annual Arbor Day tree planting; south of Rivercross Building across from entrance to 501 Professional Offices.

May 3, ARROWClean-Up Day, 35th Street between 35th and 36th Avenues, Astoria; 646-345-3563.

May 3, Memory Savers National ScrapbookDay, 19-22 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718-932-4330.

May 3, Queens LegalServices Corporation, Domestic Violence Community Summit and Resource Exchange; York College Atrium, 94-20 Guy R.Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 718-262-2347, ext. 40.

May 3, Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network, Neighborhood Graffiti Clean-Up Day, meet inside Skillman Park, 41st Street and Skillman Avenue; 646-298-8669.

May 8, 22, Long Island City Business Development Corporation "Fourth Annual Spring Gathering"; The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street; May 22, lunchtime boat cruise; 718-786-5300, ext. 21.

May 9, Queensboro Council for Social Welfare/Queens Interagency Council on the aging panel discussion "Senior Citizens and Predatory Lending; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213, Kew Gardens; 718-286-2860.

May 15, Lighthouse International "Living Better with Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss"; Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-997-4056.

May 18, Forest Hills Community and Civic Association graffiti clean up; May 19, FHVAC blood drive, 92-29 Metropolitan Avenue, 718-268-6935; May 25, American Legion Post 1424 2003 MemorialDay Parade; 718-997-7014 or e-mail FHCIVIC@Yahoo.com.

May 21, NAMIQueens/Nassau 2003 "The Creedmoor State Hospital"; Hillside Hospital Sloman Auditorium, 76thAvenue and 265th Street,Glen Oaks; 718-347-7284.

May 21, Nonprofit Helpdesk and Queensboro Council for Social Welfare "Security,Confidentiality, and Safety of your Data:Lock Down-Part I; May 28, Part II; Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens; 718-468-8025 or 718-449-5000, ext. 266.

May 22, Queens Mental Health Council "Addictions:Looking for the Quick Fix"; Parker JewishInstitute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park; 718-289-2100.

LaGuardia C.C., May 3; Microsoft Access; May 5, How to Become a Notary Public; May 6, VisualBasic Programming; May 6, 7, free annual wellness festival, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-7244 (voice) or 718-482-5325 (TTY).

American Museum of Natural History: now to Jan. 4, 2004, Vietnam:Journeys of Body, Mind &Spirit; 212-769-5200 or www.amnh.org.

Arts &Entertainment

May 1, Jackson Heights Community Development Corporation "Utopian Lounge" concerts; The Cavalier Restaurant, 85-19 37th Ave.; 718-458-3600.

May 2, 3, 4, Andrean Players present "Bye Bye Birdie"; 718-747-2611.

May 3, School of American Ballet auditions; P.S. 199, 39-20 48th Ave., Long Island City; 212-769-6600.

May 4, 11, 18, Italian Charities of America Sunday dances with instruction; May 10, 24, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

May 4, 747 Seminars meet self-help authorVictoria Moran; LaGuardia Marriott; 718-786-1986.

May 11, Socrates Sculpture Park installation exhibitions, Private Landscapes, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 718-956-1819.

May 16, Council on National Literatures lecture and mini-recital "The Origin of the German and Italian Art Song," 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-821-3916.

May 17, CYPRECO of America folk music and songs; Stathakeion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th St., Astoria; 718-626-7896.

May 24, Asian American Heritage month; I.S. 5 Auditorium, 50-40 Jacobus St., Elmhurst; 718-565-8852, 718-358-0298 or 718-476-2118.

To May 25, RIVAAGallery "Vernissage II." 527 MainSt., Roosevelt Island; 212-308-6630.

Flushing Town Hall

May 9, Jazz Live! featuring Jerry Gonzalez and The Fort Apache Band; May 22, 1964/65 New York World’s Fair documentary premiere

LaGuardia Community College

May 17, An Afternoon of Women of Jazz fromYesterday and Today "Sweethearts of Jazz"; May 31, Flamenco and Latin dance, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-5060.


To May 19, Matisse-Picasso exhibit; 33rd Street at Queens Boulevard,Long Island City; 212-708-9400.

Queensborough C.C.

May 4, "Copacabana" musical theater; 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6311.

Queens College

May 4, The Ahn Trio; May 9, Queens Philharmonia; May 18, New YorkYouth Symphony; 718-793-8080.

Queens Council On The Arts

Revised cultural guide, free, nominal shipping and handling fee; call, Sophia Skeans, 718-647-3377, ext. 12 or write to Queens Council on the Arts, One Forest Park at Oak Ridge, Woodhaven, NY 11421.

Queens Museum of Art

May 1, 8, 15, 22, Looking into Exhibitions; May 2, Sin and Cinema; May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, Secret games; Walking Tour of the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair Panorama; May 4, 11, 18, 25, Animation Festival; May 6, senior art workshop; to July 19, Harumi Ori:I Was Here exhibition; 718-592-9700 for information.

Queens Theatre InThe Park

May 4, "Karaoke Night At The Suicide Shack; May 9 to 18, "Dames At Sea"; May 14, Gala 2003; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park;718-760-0064.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

To May 11, "The Four Little Girls/Las Quatro Ninitas" by Pablo Picasso, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave.,Sunnyside; 718-729-3880, www.thaliatheatre.org.

Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner,Dances

May 4, Polish American Heritage Society of Bayside annual traditional "Swienconka"Easter dinner dance, Church Hall , 35th Avenue and 210th Street; 718-359-7667 or 718-746-5138.

May 16, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation "Spring in Woodhaven" Honorees of 2003 dinner dance ; Le CordonBleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave; 718-805-0202.


May 15, St. John’s Prep/Mater Christi H.S. Sixth Annual Golf and Tennis Outing; Brookville Country Club, Glen Head; 718-721-7200, ext. 286.

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.

May 17, Woodside Reunion II; Hudson Knights of Columbus, 50th Street and Queens Boulevard; 212-348-5719 or 631-467-6091.

Summer 2003, 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; 718-347-3707.

School Spirit

May 2, Knights of Columbus, St. Anastasia Council 5911 dinner show to benefit St. Anastasia School, Father Smith Hall at Alameda Avenue; 718-279-9096.

May 2, The PTA of St.Demetrios Greek–American School of Astoria hosts ladies’ night; School’sCultural Center, 30-03 30th Dr., Astoria; 718-777-3619.

May 10, Renaissance Charter School flea market/personal preference art show, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 212-882-5019.

May 17, Redeemer Lutheran School, Cooper Avenue carnival/flea market, 69-26 Cooper Ave.; 718-821-6670.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

May 3, (raindate May 4) SelfhelpQueensview NORCProgram flea market, Queensview Building 14, 21-15 34th Ave., Long Island City; 718-278-4148.

May 3, Italian Charities of America flea market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

May 3, Forest Hills 63rd Drive Festival; Queens Boulevard to Alderton Avenue.

May 10, Historic Jackson Heights annual spring flea market at The Towers; 80th Street and 34thAvenue; 718-639-0581.

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

May 21, 22, Queens Occupational Training Center annual crafts fair, 57-12 94th St., Elmhurst; 718-760-1083.

May 24, Sunnyside Lions Festival, Greenpoint avenue from 44th to 48th Streets and on 46th Street.

May 26, Sept. 28, Broadway Astoria Merchants and Professionals, Broadway from Crescent to 42ndStreets

May 31, LeFrakKiwanis Festival, 99th Street from 57th Avenue to the Long Island Expressway.

May 31, June 1, NAMIQueens/Nassau garage sale, 14 Bellwood Dr., New Hyde Park; 718-279-0788.

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

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

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

July 26, Dutch Kills Civic Association, 36thAvenue between 29th and 35thStreets.

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

You’ve Gotta Have Park

Alley Pond Environmental Center

May 7, 14, 21, 28, weekly walk with Joseph Varon, weather permitting; May 3, 17, 18, 24, 31, Crazy for Caterpillars; May 4, ButterflyBox:Create a Mini-Habitat; May 7, 14, 21, 28, Nature Club; May 17, An Evening With the Stars; May 20, Natural Perspectives wildlife slide show; all year, kids’ birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays, some after-school and holidays possible, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Court Square Park

To June 8, garden art, Jackson and Thomson Avenue, Long Island City; 212-360-8163.

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

May 3, 10, woodshop classes, tools will be provided, Passerelle Building near USTATennis Stadium; 718-699-4237; 212-840-6942.

Queens Botanical Garden

May 2, Arbor Day; May 3, Urban Herb Gardening Basics; May 4, Urban Herb Gardening Basics; May 4, Essential Oils for Hair and Skin Care; May 8, Starting Flowers/Vegetables fromSeed; May 10, Just for Kids!Flower Fancy; May 17, Designing Your Herb Garden; May 18, Just for Kids!Rattling Rainsticks; May 22, Basket Arrangement of Fresh Flowers; 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 886-3800.

Queens CountyFarm Museum

May 18, Spring Fest, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.,Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.


Greater Astoria Historical Society, May 5, "New York, Year by Year"’ Steinway Reformed Church, 41-01 Ditmars Ave.; 718-278-0700.

Queens Historical Society walks, talks, or tours, May 3, "The Alley"; May 4, Steinway mansions; May 18, Forest Park; May 27, "Beauty for Ashes" Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-939-0647 ext. 17.

Richmond Hill Historical Society, May 3, walking tour of East Richmond Hill, Grebe radio factory, the Bergen Farm and the Jamaica Hospital, 86thAvenue and 112th Street; 718-847-6070.

Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’

Catalpa YMCA, Monday through Friday drop-in, after-school programs; Friday and Sunday Wolfpack cheerleading; Saturday and Sunday Junior Knicks Basketball League for boys and girls; fitness memberships; 69-02 64th St., Ridgewood; 718-821-6271.

Central Queens YM&YWHA, Apr. 30, senior travel club goes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; May 5, parent S.O.S. program; May 4, 11, 18, instructional baseball league; for more information pick up a program guides at the front desk, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718-268-5011.

Cross Island Y, Apr 30, Urban Revival Youth registration; May 2, parent/child fashion show; May 3 to 18, Indian art and culture workshops;May 4, bike and brunch tour; May 9, Carnivale de Mayo, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 718-479-0505.

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