2003-05-21 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Memorial Day
Calendar of Events Memorial Day

May 24, American Legion Astoria Post 145, placing of flags at St. Michael’s Cemetery; May 25, Mass, St. George’s; May 26, Astoria Park Monument, between bridges, placing of wreath, ceremony; 718-278-1117.

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 26, Allied Veterans Committee of Greater Ridgewood and Glendale 65th Memorial Day Parade; 718-366-0121.

Community Meetings


May 28, 7:45 p.m., Community Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., suite 202; 718-273-9250.


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, 7:30 p.m., 114th Police Precinct Community Council; Riccardos.

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 28, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, 93-34 91st Ave.; 718-846-1907.

May 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m., SHHH; Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue and 75th Street, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3203.

School Boards

May 21, 7:30 p.m., Community School Board, District 25, 30-48 Linden Pl., Flushing; 718-281-7625.

Items of Community Interest

June 4, 11, Astoria Restoration Association home repair workshops; 718-726-0034.

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 25, Forest Hills Community and Civic Association American Legion Post 1424, 2003 Memorial Day Parade; e-mail FHCIVIC@Yahoo.com; 718-997-7014.

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.

Queensborough Community College: 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 23, 24, 25, Astoria Performing Arts Center second annual playwright contest, 31-30 33rd St., Long Island City; 718-278-5925.

May 24, Italian Charities of America dance, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

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.

To May 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 30, 31, June 6, 7, Poppenhusen Istitute Phoenix Players present "Phantasm V," 114-04 14th Rd., College Point; 516-578-0016.

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 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 31, Flamenco and Latin dance, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-5060.

Queens Council On The Arts

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 22, Looking into Exhibitions; May 24, 25, Secret games; Walking Tour of the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair Panorama; May 25, Animation Festival; to July 19, Harumi Ori: I Was Here exhibition; 718-592-9700 for information.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park;718-760-0064.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

May 24, Flamenco Latin Jazz Fusion, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718-729-3880, www.thaliatheatre.org.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

May 22, Queens Chamber of Commerce networking buffet luncheon; Outback Steakhouse, 23-48 Bell Blvd., Bayside: 718-898-8500.


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 22, Comunity School Board, District 24 special education parent’s panel, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale.

June 1, St. John’s University School of Law commencement ceremonies, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

May 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 28, weekly walk with Joseph Varon, weather permitting; Nature Club; May 24, 31, Crazy for Caterpillars; 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.

Cunningham Park

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 22, Basket Arrangement of Fresh Flowers; 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.


Queens Historical Society walks, talks, or tours, May 27, "Beauty from 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, May 28, senior day, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 718-479-0505.

Central Queens YM & YWHA,  May 29, musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718-268-5011.

The Corner Library


May 22

1 p.m. Sunnyside Branch

How To Apply For Your U.S. Passport

1:30 p.m. East Elmhurst Branch

East Elmhurst Quilters

2:30 p.m. Glendale Branch

"Bubbe Meises"

6 p.m. Fresh Meadows Branch

Developing Character: Four Sessions

May 23

Noon Langston Hughes Branch

MetroCard Mobile Sales

1 p.m. Astoria Branch

How To Apply For Your U.S. Passport

Glen Oaks Branch

A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra

1:30 p.m. Hollis Branch

Learn To Create Decorative Wall Tiles

2 p.m. Ravenswood Branch

Learn To Create A Decorative Wall Plaque

6:30 p.m. Central Library

NVR Film Series: Forensics Frenzy!

May 24

10 a.m. Flushing Library

Infolinq Class In English

10:30 a.m. Flushing Library

Book Discussion Group For Chinese Speakers

2 p.m. Bayside Branch

Famous Standards

3 p.m. Broadway Branch

Discover Croatia: A Friends Of Broadway

May 27

2 p.m. Flushing Library

Stay Well Exercise For Older Adults

Queensbridge Branch

Learn To Create Decorative Wall Tiles

6 p.m. Flushing Library

Infolinq Class In Spanish

Flushing Library

Career Exploration Inventory

6:30 p.m. Flushing Library

Beauty For Ashes: Story Of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

May 28

10 a.m. East Elmhurst Branch

Stay Well Exercise For Older Adults

11 a.m. Broad Channel Branch

Square Dance Quilt Workshop

1:30 p.m. Broad Channel Branch

MetroCard Mobile Sales

6 p.m. Flushing Library

Understanding Managed Health Care

Flushing Library

Infolinq Class In Chinese

Fresh Meadows Branch

Developing Characters: Four Sessions

6:30 p.m. Central Library

NVR Film/Discussion On Robotics

7 p.m. Flushing Library

Infolinq Class In English


May 22

10 a.m. Flushing Library

Toddler Time

10:30 a.m. Baisley Park Branch

Pre-School Film Fest

Maspeth Branch

Toddler Learning Center: Spring Session

Woodhaven Branch

Pre-School Story Time

11 a.m. Flushing Library

Pre-School Story Time

4 p.m. Laurelton Branch

Youth Talk

Queens Village Branch

Children’s Go Club

Woodhaven Branch

Children’s Book Discussion Group

4:30 p.m. McGoldrick Branch

Kitemaking Workshop

5 p.m. Hollis Branch

Children’s Movie Day

Laurelton Branch

Youth Talk

6 p.m. East Elmhurst Branch

Chess For Adults

May 23

10:30 a.m. Baisley Park Branch

Toddler Learning Center

Central Library

Toddler Learning Center

Flushing Library

Toddler Learning Center (In English)

1:30 p.m. Astoria Branch

Picture Book (English And Spanish)

East Elmhurst Branch

Pre-School Storytime

4 p.m. Central Library

Story Sharers

Hollis Branch

Chess Club

Howard Beach Branch

Poetry In The Branches

Queens Village Branch

Children’s Chess Club

6:30 p.m. Central Library

NVR Film Series: Forensics Frenzy!

May 24

10 a.m. Flushing Library

The Right Move

1 p.m. Forest Hills Branch

Script Theater Workshop For Youth

May 27

10:30 a.m. Woodhaven Branch

Pre-School Toddler Time

4 p.m. Queens Village Branch

Children’s Chess Club

May 28

10:30 a.m. Baisley Park Branch

Pre-School Picture Book Hour

Central Library

Mother Goose Time

Elmhurst Branch

Pre-School Picture Book

Hollis Branch

Toddler Learning Center

Pre-School Storytime

Queens Village Branch

Pre-School Picture Book

Woodside Branch

Toddler Time

11 a.m. Elmhurst Branch

Pre-School Crafts Time

Elmhurst Branch

11:30 a.m. Woodside Branch

Pre-School Story Time

3:30 p.m. Sunnyside Branch

Self Portrait Collage With Fabric

4 p.m. Hollis Branch

Read Aloud

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