Calendar of Events
Dec. 12, 5 p.m., Cross Island YMCA "Tree of Love" lighting ceremony and fundraiser; 718-749-0505, ext. 114.
Dec. 13, 5 p.m., Filipino American Human Services holiday celebration and Christmas tree lighting; 718-883-1295.
Dec. 13, 4 p.m., Queens Symphony Orchestra concert and sing-along, Queensborough Community College, tickets and directions; 718-326-4455.
Dec. 13, 1 to 5 p.m., King Manor Museum Pomander Workshop; Dec. 20, 21, Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit; to Dec. 28, special exhibition King Manor: A Federal Christmas, Jamaica Avenue inside King Park; 718-206-0545.
Dec. 14, 11 a.m., Hogs & Heifers Fundraising Toy Run to benefit St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Bayside; 718-281-8666.
Dec. 14, 2 p.m., LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; Dec. 20, 2 p.m., Ballet for Young Audiences "The Nutcracker," Mainstage Theater, 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 718-482-5151.
Dec. 16, 7 to 10 p.m., Center for the Women of New York holiday party; Pasta Lovers Restaurant, 82nd Avenue and Queens Boulevard; 718-793-0672.
Dec. 18, 5 p.m., Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly (IPR/HE) Corona Senior Center Christmas banquet and dinner dance, 108-74 Roosevelt Ave., Corona; 718-639-2000.
Dec. 19, Community Board 2 toy drive for needy children in the community, toys, story books; gloves/mittens, hats, toiletries, etc, 43-22 50th St., Woodside.
Dec. 20, Queens Theater in the Park, "Santa Meets the Wicked Wizard"; Dec. 27, 28, Rockin’ New Year, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 718-760-0064.
Dec. 21, 4 p.m., Oratorio Society of Queens 76th annual holiday concert; Queensborough Community College Performing Arts Center, Bayside; 718-460-0726.
Dec. 22, 10:45 a.m., Selfhelp Chanukkah celebration; Dec. 23, 10:30 a.m. start, Yeshiva Har Torah; Dec. 24, 1 p.m., holiday songs, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718-520-8197.
Dec. 18, 8 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club, 78-31 Parsons Blvd., Basement, Flushing; 718-591-0100.
Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., Board 1, Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria; 718-786-3335.
Jan. 8, 2004, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718-533-8773.
Community School Boards
Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., District 26 public hearing "Child First" 10 year needs assessment and 2005-2009 Five-Year Capital Plan; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 718-631-6981.
Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board, NYC DOE Five-Year Capital Plan, Queens Borough Hall, BP Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-3000.
Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet, Queens Borough Hall, BP Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-3000.
Dec. 18, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718-990-0705.
Dec. 18, 6 p.m., SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People), Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue and 75th Street, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3203.
Arts & Entertainment
American Museum of the Moving Image
Dec. 13, The Godfather, Part III, Jack, Apocalypse Now Redux; Dec. 14, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Rainmaker, Apocalypse Now Redux; Dec. 19, Phantom Of Liberty; Dec. 20, Babes In Arms, The Wizard Of Oz, Phantom Of Liberty; Dec. 21, Strike Up The Band, The Wizard Of Oz, Phantom Of Liberty; Dec. 26, The Wizard Of Oz, Kagemusha; Dec. 27, Meet Me In St. Louis, For Me And My Gal, Kagemusha; Dec. 28, Meet Me In St. Louis, The Clock, Kagemusha; Dec. 29, Babes In Arms; Dec. 30, Strike Up The Band; Dec. 31, The Wizard Of Oz; Jan. 1, 2004, Meet Me In St. Louis; Jan. 2, For Me And My Gal; Jan. 3, Easter Parade, A Star Is Born; Jan. 4, The Pirate, A Star Is Born 718-784-0077.
Flushing Town Hall
To Feb. 1, 2004, Carl Molino: An American Original retrospective exhibition; 718-463-7700.
Dec. 17, Copyright Basics: Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts seminar for visual artists; 718-463-7700, ext 228.
To Feb. 2, 2004, Artist’s Choice: Mona Hatoum, Here Is Elsewhere; March 8, Pencil: Drawings from the Collection; Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Paul Cézanne, Claes Oldenburg and more, Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things; to June 7, Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective, 33rd Street at Queen Boulevard; 718-707-0403.
Museum for African Art
Dec. 13, Tie-dye Workshop, lecture on artists in London; Dec. 20, lecture, Second Annual Kwanzaa Celebration; to Mar. 1, 2004, 20th anniversary "Looking Both Ways" Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, 36-01 43rd Ave, Long Island City; 718-784-7700.
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
To Dec. 29, Paul Graham: American Night, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Special Projects, Vincent Szarek; to January 5, 2004, El real viaje Real/The Real Royal Trip, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.
Dec. 14, "The Boat is Full" movie; Dec. 21, Ethos Percussion & Masters of Indian Music "Accent on Asia"; to Dec. 23, Ciphers In Time: Recent Italian Mixed-Media Art; for tickets and information, call 718-997-4646.
Queens Museum of Art
Dec. 17, Painting: The Still Life; Dec. 18, The Looking Series:Nature as a Mirror; Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2004, Printmaking; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-592-9700.
Queens Theater In The Park
Dec. 3, 14, Meshuggah-Nuns; Dec. 13, Trial By Water; Dec. 19, 20, Words, Rhythms & Rhymes, Soul; Dec. 20, Santa Meets the Wicked Wizard, Soul Erotica; Dec. 27, Américo & Friends: An Evening of Poetry & Jazz; Dec. 27, 28, Rockin’ New Year; Jan. 10, 2004, Richard III; Jan. 18, Murder by Poe; Jan. 24, Dance Asia, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 718-760-0064.
To Dec. 19, Terrafirma Ceramics open house and sale, 35-35 35th St., Astoria; 718-937-1515.
Dec. 14, Cill Cais Players "Kate Plays Her Part" and "Old Acquaintance" one- and two-act comedies; Queen of Angels, 44-04 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside; 718-392-0111.
To Jan. 20, 2004, Faculty member art exhibition, Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, Sun Yat-Sen Hall, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica; 718-990-7476.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances
Dec. 13, 20, Italian Charities of America Saturday dances, Dec. 14, 21, Sunday dances with instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
To Dec. 22, Queens Independent Living Center art show, 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica; 718-658-2526.
Dec. 17, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society Inc Christmas party, 93-34 91st Ave.; 718-846-1907.
Daily, Fort Totten Historical Center tours and lectures; 718-352-2462.
Items of Community Interest
Dec. 14, New York Finch & Type Canary Club, near Belmont Racetrack; 718-967-6899.
Dec. 14, 16, Discovery Channel dinosaur dig, weekdays 2 to 8 p.m., weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan.
LaGuardia Community College
To Dec. 20, Microsoft Access; 718-482-5460.
Parks & Recreation
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Dec. 13, Jelly Bean Genetics; Dec. 13, 21, Nature Frames; Dec. 14, (or Dec. 20), Nature’s Snoozers; Dec. 20, Snowy Evergreen Banners; Dec. 21, Little Chefs; year ’round, birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays some after-school and holidays possible, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.
Dec. 14, Winter Bird Feeder Workshop, Dec. 21, Winter Bird Hike, Forest Park Nature/Visitors’ Center; 1-866-692-4295.
Queens Botanical Garden
Dec. 13, Winter Gathering, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800 or 311.
Socrates Sculpture Park
To Feb. 29, 2004, Winter Light, new series of light-based installations; to February 8, 2004, EAF03: The 2003 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition; 718-956-1819 or 311.
Dec. 13, New York Hall of Science presents a Centennial of Flight in New York City, 111th Street and 49th Avenue; www.nyc.gov/parks or 311.
Dec. 17, Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School, I.S. 204, Leadership and PTA meeting, 36-41 28th St., Long Island City; 718-937-1463.
Catalpa, Cross Island, Flushing, Jamaica, Long Island City and Twelve Towns
To Jan. 15, 2004, One-week free membership, adults 18 and over. Families and older adults welcome. Call individual Y for directions and information.
To January 25, 2004, computer classes, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 718-479-0505.
Long Island City
Dec. 15, registration for instructional sports clinics, winter touch football league; Jan. 12, 2004, men’s basketball league, 32-23 Queens Blvd.; 718-392-7932 ext. 239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blissville Post 727 American Legion needs help for hospitalized children, call 718-786-7649.
Cub Scout Pack 255 meets Fridays; I.S. 25, Bayside; 718-961-8483 or www.cubpack255.com.
Jackson Heights Al-Anon meets every Tuesday; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd Street, Parish House, 2nd Floor; 718-476-2938.
Kew Gardens Community Center, Ti Chi Qi Gong, line dancing, open games, exercise, humor & politics, Italian opera, intermediate French, Spanish and Italian, Slim Jim, and more; 718-268-5960.
Lighthouse International needs volunteers for the holidays age 16+; 212-821-9405/9406 or www.lighthouse.org.
QSAC monthly support groups for parents of children with autism; free workshops every two weeks on Tuesdays, support group third Thursday every month, QSAC Main Office, 30-10 38th Street, 3rd floor, Astoria, 718-728-3566, ext. 19.
Queens Women’s Network, displaced homemaker program, domestic violence SAFE program, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Suite 207, Jamaica; 718-657-6200.