2003-08-13 / Community Calendar

Community Meetings

Candidates Night
Community Meetings Candidates Night

Aug. 20, 8 p.m., City Council District 20; Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd.; 718-463-0434.

Sept. 3, 8 p.m., City Council District 24; Flushing Jewish Community Council/Israel Center of Hillcrest Manor, 167-11 73rd Ave., Flushing; 718-463-0434.

Community Boards

August 13, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 5, 62-10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718-366-1834.

Community School Boards

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. 20, 7:30 p.m., COP 104; Our Lady of Hope School, Eliot Avenue and 71st Street, Middle Village.

Aug. 21, 6 and 7 p.m., NYC Charter Revision Commission hearing; P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights. 

Items of Community Interest

Aug. 14, Patrol Borough Queens North Harmony Picnic; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area; 718-520-0797.

To Aug. 15, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens soccer camp for children ages 6 to 15, FIAO soccer field; 718-204-2444.

To Aug. 15, Austin Street Senior Center annual summer trip to the Raleigh Hotel, South Fallsburg, New York, space is limited; 718-520-8197.

Aug 15-17, First annual Master Billiard Big Apple 9-Ball Challenge; Master Billiard, 39-01 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside; 718-706-6789

Aug. 16, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center "Good Health Day 2003," 136-26 37th Ave., Flushing; 718-886-1200.

Aug. 16, Bayside Volunteer Ambulance and City Councilmember Tony Avella are sponsoring a blood drive, 214-23 42 Ave., Bayside; 718-747-2137.

Aug. 16, 112th Police Precinct "graffiti paint over," 112th Precinct.

Aug. 21, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation free bus trip for kids to the NYC Aquarium at Coney Island; 718-805-0202.

Aug. 21, JPMorgan Chase Tennis Camp for Girls, ages 10 to 16; Cunningham Park, 193rd Street and Union Turnpike; 718-669-4200.

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. 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. 15, Federation of Italian American Organizations and Borough President Helen Marshall will hold a free public concert; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, gather at the Unisphere, Flushing.

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. 17, Italian Charities of American Sunday dances with instruction; Aug. 23, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 71-478-3100.

Aug 20, 22, Theatre A La Carte open auditions for "Let’s Murder Marsha"; Aug. 23, callbacks (if necessary), 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston; 718-631-4092.

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.

Absolutely Africa

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. 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. 19, Hilton Ruiz concert; Aug. 26, Craig Harris concert; 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; Summer Garden Concerts: Aug. 15, Jambalaya!; Aug. 29, Hot Spices!; to Aug. 31, 100 Years of Korean Immigration; Sept. 6, Queens Jazz Trail; every Sunday, Queens Culture Loop; 718-463-7700.

Queensborough Community College

Aug. 24, The Drifters and Marvelettes afternoon of Rock and Roll golden oldies, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 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. 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.

Socrates Sculpture Park

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.

Aug. 21, American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2003 Kickoff Breakfast; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, 52-11 111th St., Corona; 718-263-2224.


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.

School Events

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.

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.

Sept. 14, St Raphael’s Home-School Association flea market; St. Raphael’s Church, 48-25 37th St., Long Island City; 718-392-3207.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Aug. 16, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

To Aug. 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.

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. 14, St. Raphael’s Home-School Association flea market; St. Raphael’s Church, 48-25 37th St., Long Island City; 718-392-3207.

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.

You’ve Gotta Have Park

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. 13, 16, Toddler Time; Aug. 13, 20, Nature Club; Aug. 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, Wee Sprouts; Aug. 19, Fledglings; Aug, 16, 23, Art Alive!; Dragonfly Tales; Aug. 16, 30, Down By The Bay, most programs require pre-registration; Aug. 30, Sand Animals and Art; 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.

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