Calendar of Events
May 18, St. Albans Veterans Association presents the Troupe of Metropolitan New York USO, St. Albans VA Primary and Extended Care Center, Pratt Auditorium, Linden Boulevard and 179th St., St. Albans.
May 25, American Legion Post 1424 2003 Memorial Day Parade; 718-997-7014 or e-mail FHCIVIC@Yahoo.com.
May 25, Port Authority of NY and NJ, NYC Department of Correction, United Community Civic Assn. and Assemblymember Michael Gianaris annual Memorial Day ceremony; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and Ditmars Boulevard.
May 26, VFW Whitestone Post 4787 Memorial Day parade; Memorial Park, 149th Street and 15th Drive.
May 19, 8 p.m., Newtown Civic Assn.; Elmhurst Memorial Hall, 88-24 43rd Ave.
May 19, 7 p.m., sharp, Community Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718-359-2800.
May 20, 7 p.m., Community Board 1; Astorian World Manor, 718-786-3335.
May 29, 8 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens County, 78-31 Parsons Blvd., Fresh Meadows; 718-591-0100.
May 27, 8 p.m., 8 p.m., 107th Police Precinct Community Council Community Room, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing.
8 p.m., 108th Police Precinct Community Council; Nakwon Reformed Church, 41-20 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside.
May 16, 6 to 8 p.m., Town hall meeting on transportation and infrastructure issues in western Queens; Citicorp Center, One Court Sq., 4th Floor Atrium North, Long Island City; 718-932-1804.
May 18, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; AX7-7711.
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.
7:30 p.m. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
8 p.m., Queens Mineral Society; Queens College, New Science Building, Room D135; 718-347-6839 or 846-7050.
May 21, 7 p.m., Jackson Heights Beautification Group; United Methodist Community Church, 82nd Street; 718-424-8506.
7:30 p.m., COP 104; Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, Eliot Avenue, 71st Street, Middle Village; 718-651-5865.
Items of Community Interest.
May 21, June 4, 11, Astoria Restoration Association home repair workshops; 718-726-0034.
May 15, Lighthouse International "Living Better with Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss"; Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-997-4056.
May 15, Children’s Home Intervention Program, Inc. ribbon-cutting ceremony for new classroom center; CHIP Harbor, 30-15 Vernon Blvd., Astoria.
May 17, SallieMae Fund "Paying for College" workshop; Queens Vocational H.S. Auditorium, 37-02 47th Ave., Long Island City; 877-840-8224.
May 17, Jackson Heights Neighborhood Assn. "It’s My Park Day"; the One Room Schoolhouse Park, 90th Street and Astoria Boulevard.
May 17, Transitional Services for New York "Walk for Mental Health" in conjunction with the "You Gotta Have Park" weekend:; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.
May 17, 115th Police Precinct Community Council open house, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights.
May 18, Dutch Kills Civic Association community walk to save Engine 261, 29th Street, 718-786-2049.
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 Memorial Day Parade; 718-997-7014 or e-mail FHCIVIC@Yahoo.com.
May 21, NAMI Queens/Nassau 2003 "The Creedmoor State Hospital"; Hillside Hospital Sloman Auditorium, 76th Avenue 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 21, Queens County Overall Economic Development Corporation/American Woman’s Economic Development Corporation financial literacy series; New York Hall of Science; 917-368-6100.
May 21, 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 22, HSBC Bank USA and Forest Hills Action League 2nd emergency preparedness and homeland security seminar; 64-02 108th St., Forest Hills; 718-459-0800.
May 22, Queens Mental Health Council "Addictions: Looking for the Quick Fix"; Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park; 718-289-2100.
May 29, Walk the Walk, Inc. conference on elder abuse issues "Behind Closed Doors"; Con Edison Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 718-433-0800.
May 30, Forest Hills Community House/Senior Center nutrition lecture; 718-699-1010.
May 31, Bella Italia Mia lecture on the life and career of Enrico Caruso; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.
LaGuardia C.C.: May 14-16, NASA Minority University–Space Interdisciplinary Network workshop, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-7244 (voice) or 718-482-5325 (TTY).
Queensborough Community College: May 15, "Learn and Earn" award and recognition ceremony; May 16, 20, information evenings for prospective students; May 21, registration for English classes to non-native speakers; May 27, honors convocation, Medical Arts Building Lobby; May 30, 42nd commencement ceremony, Campus Quadrangle ; 718-631-6044.
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 16-18, Modern Art Foundry opening; Alternative Space, 20-20 Steinway St., Astoria; 718-728-2030
May 16-25, Theater Company of the Greek Cultural Center presents "The Open Couple," 27-18 Hoyt Ave., South, Astoria; 718-726-7329 (not for children).
May 17, CYPRECO of America folk music and songs; Stathakeion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th St., Astoria; 718-626-7896.
May 18, Women’s Studio Center workshop, The Way of Sculpting, Wills Art Deco Building, Suite 216, 43-01 21st St., Long Island City; 718-361-5649.
May 18, Italian Charities of America Sunday dances with instruction; May 24, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
May 21, Woodhaven Library book discussion Catch 22, 85-41 Forest Pkwy.; 718-849-4980.
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.
May 24, June 6, Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of music Sony music certificate spring concert series; 42-76 Main St., Flushing; 718-461-8910,
May 24, 25, June 1, FSF Community Theatre Group musical revue "Tribute"; Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd.; 718-428-8681 or 516-354-3017.
To May 25, RIVAA Gallery "Vernissage II." 527 Main St., Roosevelt Island; 212-308-6630.
May 30 to June 15, Hofstra Gray Wig presents "I Ought To Be In Pictures," West End Theatre, Hempstead; 516-463-6818.
Now to June 6, Materials for the Arts in conjunction with the International H.S. at LaGuardia C.C. presents "The Trash Project," 33-00 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor, Long Island City; 718-729-3001, ext. 203.
American Museum of the Moving Image
May 15, Talks And Demonstrations: Moving Image Performed With Software; May 16, The River (Le Fleuve); May 17, The Ear (Ucho) preceded by The Pit, The Pendulum And Hope, The Pied Piper (Krysar)preceded by The Last Theft; May 18, Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie a tyden divu), preceded by The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Zánik domu Usheru), Little Otik (Otesánek) preceded by Down To The Cellar (Do pivnice/Do sklepa), Black Narcissus; May 19, Bob Roberts; May 24, The Fifth Horseman Is Fear (...a páty jezdec je strach), The Cremator (Spalovac mrtvol), Fellini’s Roma; May 25, Morgiana preceded by Little Cousins (Sestrenicky), Invisible/The Damned House Of Hajn (Prokletí domu Hajnu), Fellini’s Roma; May 29, DJ Spooky Performance, Rebirth of a Nation; May 30, Ayurveda: The Art Of Being; May 31, Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet, The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen; June 1, Eat Drink Man Woman, Sense And Sensibility, The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen; 718-784-0777.
Flushing Town Hall
May 22, 1964/65 New York World’s Fair documentary premiere
LaGuardia Community College
May 17, An Afternoon of Women of Jazz from Yesterday 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.
May 15, 16, dance workshop; May 18, Verdi’s Requiem, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6311.
May 18, New York Youth Symphony; 718-793-8080.
Queens Council On The Arts
May 20, grant writing and fundraising workshop for artists and arts organizations; Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd; 718-647-3177, ext. 17;
May 30, workshop in Dominican music; Queens Central Library;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 15, 22, Looking into Exhibitions; May 17, 18, 24, 25, Secret games; Walking Tour of the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair Panorama; May 18, 25, Animation Festival; to July 19, Harumi Ori: I Was Here exhibition; 718-592-9700 for information.
Queens Theatre In The Park
To May 18, "Dames At Sea"; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park;718-760-0064.
Thalia Spanish Theatre
May 18, Potpourri de Zarzuelas (Spanish operettas); May 24, Flamenco Latin Jazz Fusion, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718-729-3880, www.thaliatheatre.org.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances
May 15, Holliswood Hospital, Transitional Services, Queens Times Ledger "A Breakfast for Mental Health"; Sheraton La Guardia East, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing; 718-776-8181, ext. 358, Janine Regosin, CSW.
May 16, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation "Spring in Woodhaven" Honorees of 2003 dinner dance ; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave; 718-805-0202.
May 16, Astoria–Long Island City Kiwanis annual dinner dance; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.
May 17, Key Women of America 31st annual scholarship luncheon benefit "Invest in Our Children Today and Receive Dividends Tomorrow"; Crowne Plaza, La Guardia Airport, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd.; 718-478-4421.
May 22, Queens Chamber of Commerce networking buffet luncheon; Outback Steakhouse, 23-48 Belle Blvd., Bayside: 718-898-8500.
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, email@example.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.
May 16, P.S. 129, College Point, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene health fair; 718-353-3150.
May 17, Redeemer Lutheran School, Cooper Avenue carnival/flea market, 69-26 Cooper Ave.; 718-821-6670.
May 17, College of Aeronautics commencement ceremony; the hangar on campus, 86-01 23rd Ave., Flushing.
May 18, St. John’s University undergraduate and graduate; June 1, School of Law commencement ceremonies, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica.
Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
May 14-19, St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30th Drive between 30 and 31st Streets.
May 16, Patrol Boro Queens South and North annual benefit basketball game; Elmcor Recreation Center, 107-20 Northern Blvd.
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 42nd Streets
May 31, LeFrak Kiwanis Festival, 99th Street from 57th Avenue to the Long Island Expressway.
May 31, June 1, NAMI Queens/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 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
May 21, 28, weekly walk with Joseph Varon, weather permitting; May 17, An Evening With the Stars; May 17, 18, 24, 31, Crazy for Caterpillars; May 20, Natural Perspectives wildlife slide show; May 21, 28, Nature Club; 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.
To June 21 (except for May 24), "Turn 2" youth baseball clinics, Horace Harding Expressway and Grand Central Parkway; 212-360-1311.
Queens Botanical Garden
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 County Farm Museum
May 18, Spring Fest, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.
Queens Historical Society walks, talks, or tours, May 18, Forest Park; May 27, "Beauty for Ashes" Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-939-0647 ext. 17.
Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, May 28; guest speaker QPTV Outreach Coordinator Francine Tobias; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard.
Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’
Cross Island YMCA, to May 18, Indian art and culture workshops; May 28, senior day, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 718-479-0505.
Central Queens YM & YWHA, May 18, instructional baseball league; May 20, 5th annual Sholem Aleichem Day, for more information pick up a program guides at the front desk, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718-268-5011.