Calendar of Events
Aug. 20, 8 p.m., City Council District 20, Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd.; 718-463-0434.
August 13, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 5, 62-10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718-366-1834.
Community School Boards
Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m., District 30, call for meeting location; 718-777-4680.
Sept. 23, 8 p.m., 107th Police Precinct C.C.; Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.
Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Whitestone VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 718-746-0540.
Aug. 21, 6 pm., NYC Charter Revision Commission; P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; hearing, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights.
Items of Community Interest
Aug. 10, Atria Kew Gardens summer carnival, 117-01 84th Ave; 718-441-0300.
Aug. 10, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens 5K Run to Help Drug Abuse, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718-204-2444.
Aug. 11-15, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens soccer camp for children ages 6 to 15, FIAO soccer field; 718-204-2444.
Aug. 11-15, Austin Street Senior Center annual summer trip to the Raleigh Hotel, South Fallsburg, New York, space is limited; 718-520-8197.
Aug. 14, Patrol Borough Queens North Harmony Picnic; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area; 718-520-0797.
Aug. 21, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation free bus trip for kids to the NYC Aquarium at Coney Island; 718-805-0202.
Aug. 22, 108th Police Precinct blood drive at the precinct; 718-784-5461.
Aug. 23, Long Island City YMCA volleyball league; 718-392-7932 ext. 239.
Aug. 23, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day–U.S. Open (rain date Aug. 24), USTA National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing.
Queensborough Community College: Aug. 10, conference on teaching Holocaust and genocide studies at community colleges; Aug. 13, admissions open house; Aug. 30, fall semester classes begin; year ‘round, Holocaust Resource Center and Archives exhibit; Campus Quadrangle; 718-631-6044.
Arts & Entertainment
Aug. 6-7, Queens Centers for Progress pictorial maps and photographs "Opening Doors to our Neighborhoods," 81-15 164th St., Jamaica.
Aug. 7, Woodside on the Move summer concerts in the parks, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Brooklyn Keys, Sunnyside Gardens Park; 718-476-8449.
Aug. 9, Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Committee memorial celebration; All Saints Churchyard, 43-12 46th St, Sunnyside.
Aug. 10, 17, Italian Charities of American Sunday dances with instruction; Aug. 23, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 71-478-3100.
Aug. 16, Tower Gardens Committee outdoor evening cabaret, 80th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, donation to be collected at gate; 718-424-9898.
Aug. 27, St. John’s University 5th Annual Great Lawn Summer Concert, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica; 718-326-4455.
Sept. 19, "Peggy Sue Got Murdered!"; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, 718-721-7777. For more information, call 212-772-2590 or 888-SHOOT-EM.
Aug. 17, Harlem Day Outdoor Concert; Aug. 29, Rooftop Concert at Brooklyn Children’s Museum; 718-784-7700.
American Museum of the Moving Image
Aug. 6, Nine Queens (At Socrates Sculpture Park); Aug. 6-10, Liquid Villa; Aug. 8, Breaking Up; Aug. 9, Lawrence Of Arabia, The Wild Bunch; Aug. 10, Lawrence Of Arabia. The Wild Bunch; Aug. 13, Monsoon Wedding (at Socrates Sculpture Park); Aug. 13-17, Bungalow 8 #1-3: Facade, Black Swan, Hotel Safe; Aug. 15, Pierrot Le Fou; Aug. 16, West Side Story, Point Blank, Pierrot Le Fou; Aug. 17, Kwaidan, The Pornographers, Pierrot Le Fou; Aug. 20, Black Cat, White Cat (At Socrates Sculpture Park); Aug. 20-24, Guccinam; Aug. 22, Bride With White Hair; Aug. 23, Tokyo Olympiad, The Lady From Shanghai; Aug. 24, Grand Prix Preceded By Routemaster: Theatre Of The Motor, The Lady From Shanghai; Aug. 27, Landscape In The Midst (at Socrates Sculpture Park, in case of rain films will be screened at Moving Image); Aug. 27-31, Angel Dust; Aug. 29, Once Upon A Time In The West; Aug. 30, The Chelsea Girls, Once Upon A Time In The West; Aug. 31, Lisztomania, Flesh For Frankenstein (3-D Presentation), Once Upon A Time In The West; Sept. 3-7, Berkshire Fangs; Sept. 10-14, Chemical Sundown; Sept 17-21, Winchester; Sept. 24-28, 1906; through Oct. 26, DARE interactive installation; 718-784-0077.
City Parks Foundation
Aug. 12, Zapp; Aug. 19, Hilton Ruiz; Aug. 26, Craig Harris concerts; Queensbridge Park, 21st Street, Bridge Plaza; 212-360-1399, www.cityparksfoundation.org.
Flushing Town Hall
To Aug. 14, Summer Arts Academy, grades 4 to 23; Aug. 15, "Jamblaya!,"; Aug. 29, Hot Spices!; to Aug. 31, 100 Years of Korean Immigration; Summer Garden Concerts: Aug. 15, Jambalaya!; Aug. 29, Hot Spices!; Sept. 6, Queens Jazz Trail; every Sunday, Queens Culture Loop; 718-463-7700.
Queensborough Community College
Aug. 24, "The Drifters and the Marvelettes perform golden oldies, for more information, call 718-631-6311.
Isamu Noguchi Museum
To Oct. 4., free, art for families, Saturdays only; Noguchi Education Department, 36-01 43rd Ave., Long Island City, 718-204-7088, ext. 203.
To Sept. 29, Max Beckmann exhibit, to Nov. 3, Ansel Adams at 100; 33rd Street at Queen Boulevard; 212-708-9431.
Queens Museum of Art
Aug. 10, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival & Ecuadorian Festival; Aug. 23, Pakistani Film Festival; Aug. 24, Fatal Love; to Sept. 7, Salvador Dali’s Dream of Venus; 718-592-9700 for information.
Queens Symphony Orchestra
Aug. 17, "Broadway Babies," Forest Park; Aug. 24, "The Three Divas," Forest Park; Aug. 27, "The Three Divas," St. John’s University; 718-326-4455.
Queens Theatre In The Park
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0064.
Socrates Sculpture Park
to Aug. 8, free outdoor art making workshops; Aug. 9-31, "Float"; Aug. 13, Monsoon Wedding (India); Aug. 20, Black Cat, White Cat (Yugoslavia); Aug. 27, Landscape In The Mist (Greece), 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 718-956-1819.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances
Aug. 15, Banda Orchestra Giovanile e Coro di Cirie’
reception; Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-886-5572, 718-932-6893 or 646-879-8020.
Sept. 20, Far Rockaway H.S. Classes of 1972-1973 Reunion; JFK Holiday Inn, 144-02 136th Ave., Jamaica; 516-484-1470.
Sept. 27, Mater Christi Classes ‘68, ‘73 and ‘78 at St. John’s Prep in Astoria; 718-721-7200 ext. 286.
East Carolina University Alumni Association, New York Metropolitan Chapter, (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut), 244 Fifth Ave., Ste. R230, NY, NY 10001-7604; 212-592-0174, www.ecuNYmetro.com.
Now,District 24 universal pre-K program for children born in 1999; P.S. 239, 17-15 Weirfield St., Ridgewood, pick up application at 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale.
Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Aug. 7-10, St. Irene Chrysovalantou Monastery, 23rd Avenue from 35th to 37th Streets, and 36th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak Overpass.
Aug. 10, Alley Pond Environmental Center Christmas in August Penny Social and Fund Raiser, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, 718-229-4000.
Aug. 14-17, Borgetto Cultural Association, Steinway Street between 25th and 28th Avenues.
Aug. 16, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
Aug. 17, Steinway Street Business Improvement District, Steinway Street between 28th and 35th Avenues.
Aug. 30, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Greenpoint Avenue, 46/48th Street and Queens Boulevard at 44th Street.
Aug. 31, Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, Austin Street.
Sept. 1, 30th Avenue Business Association, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.
Sept. 28, Broadway Astoria Merchants and Professionals, Broadway from Crescent to 42nd Streets.
Oct. 19, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation 23rd annual street festival, Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard; 718-805-0202.
Oct. 26, 114th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol, Broadway between 29th and and 47th Streets.
To Aug. 7, New York City Council Sports & Arts Summer Camps & Clinics; P.S. 127, East Elmhurst; P.S. 107, Flushing; P.S. 113, Glendale; P.S. 207, Howard Beach; P.S. 69, Jackson Heights; P.S. 70, P.S. 76, P.S. 87, Long Island City; P.S. 139, Rego Park; P.S. 156, Springfield Gardens; I.S. 192, St. Albans; call for time and location, 718-786-7110, ext. 120.
CUMC Parents’ Cooperative Playgroup is accepting registration for 2003/2004 preschool program for children 18 months to 4 years, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-894-8654 or 718-894-5064.
You’ve Gotta Have Park
Aug. 7, Country & Western Night 718-728-7820.
To Aug. 16, Five Borough Championship swimming competition at the following pools: Astoria Pool, 19th Street and 23rd Drive; Liberty Pool, 173rd Street and 106th Avenue; Fisher Pool, 99th Street and 32nd Avenue; call 311 or log onto www.nyc.gov/parks.
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Aug. 6, Eco-Adventurers; Aug. 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, Toddler Time; Aug. 6, 13, 20, Nature Club; Aug. 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, Wee Sprouts; Aug. 9, Fishprint Tees; Paper Marbling; An Evening With The Stars astronomy program; Aug. 9, 30, Sand Animals and Art; Aug. 12, 19, Fledglings; Aug, 16, 23, Art Alive!; Dragonfly Tales; Aug. 16, 30, Down By The Bay, most programs require pre-registration; year ’round, Birthday Party Program on Saturdays and Sundays, some after-school and holidays possible, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.
City Parks Foundation
To Aug. 14, City Parks Tennis, free, ages 6 to 16; Alley Pond Tennis Center, Astoria Park, Baisley Park, Brookville Park, Crocheron Park, Cunningham Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing Memorial Field, Forest Park, Juniper Valley Park, Kissena Park, Rochdale Park; to Aug. 20, City Parks "Starting Blocks" track and field program, kids ages 8 to 14, Astoria Park Track; to Aug. 28, Junior Golf Camps, Baisley Pak; Queensbridge Park; 718-699-4200.
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Aug. 9, 10, 13th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York-2003; 718-767-1776 or www.hkdbf-ny.org.
Aug. 11, 1 p.m.,"Sleeping Beauty" puppet show by Puppets In the Parks; Lefferts Blvd. and South Conduit Ave., South Ozone Park.
Queens Botanical Garden
Aug. 7, Little Brass Band of the American Concert Band; Aug. 9, Children’s Outdoor Discovery Tour; Aug. 14, Lew Picardi Orchestra; Aug. 16, Natural Lawn Care; Aug. 19, Cultural Research Forums; Aug. 21, Phil Costa & The Something Special Big Band; Aug. 23, Native American Pow Wow; Sept. 6, Backyard Composting; Sept. 6-27, fall session HSBC Children’s Garden 2003; Sept. 7, Queens Festival Band; Sept. 13, Tea and Manners; Sept. 27, The Bounty of Earth 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 728-886-3800.
Queens County Farm Museum
To Aug. 15, children’s summer program;73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.
Socrates Sculpture Park
Films at sunset: Aug. 6, Argentina; Aug. 13, India; Aug. 20, Yugoslavia; Aug. 27, Greece; weekend Tai Chi and Yoga classes; 718-956-1819.
World’s Fair Playground, Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m."Swing For the Record," (rain date Aug. 6); 62nd Dr. and Grand Central Parkway Service Road; 1-866-561-0186.
News From The ‘Y’
Central Queens YM & YWHA, Aug. 7, 21, post bereavement group for senior adults, 718-268-5011.
Cross Island YMCA, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 24, Jr. Mets League, ages 7 to 14, Alley Pond Park little league/softball field 3; to Aug. 11, summer camp for children with disabilities, registration based on three- or six-week increments; to Aug. 17, computer learning; check on late registration Bayside; 718-479-0505.
Long Island City YMCA, to Aug. 8, Aug. 11-22, Aug. 25-29, SEIU Childcare Fund programs, 32-23 Queens Blvd.; 718-392-7932.
American Legion, Blissville Post 727 needs hand-held battery-powered games, videos, books, arts and craft supplies, bubbles, crayons, coloring books and other toys for children in Queens hospitals; 718-786-7649.
Forest Hills Senior Center, lectures, games, lunch, trips, bingo, poet’s society; 718-699-1010.
Gamanon meets weekly; 877-664-2469.
Jackson Heights Al-Anon. self-help group for anyone affected by another person’s drinking meets every Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue; 718-476-2938.
Kew Gardens Community Center, Monday, hand crafts; Tuesday, actor’s workshop; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, open games; 718-268-5960.
Queens Women’s Network Multi-Service Center displaced homemaker programs and womensafe programs, everything is strictly confidential, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica; 718-657-6200.