2004-02-18 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings
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Community Meetings

Mar. 4, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.

Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl.

Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, 8 p.m., Forest Hills Community & Civic; American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.


Feb. 19, 8 p.m., sharp, John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens, Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 718-591-0100.

Feb. 19, Mar. 4, 8 p.m., Jefferson Democratic Club; American Legion Hall, 198-09 33rd Ave., Flushing.

Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Queens County Conservative Party; American Legion Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-474-3826.

Community Boards

Feb. 23, Mar. 8, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718-359-2800.

Community Councils

Feb. 18, Mar. 17, Apr. 21, May 19, Jun. 16, 112th Police Precinct; 718-520-9321.

Feb. 24, 8 p.m., sharp, 108th Police Precinct; 718-784-5426.

Feb. 24, 8 p.m., sharp, 107th Police Precinct, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.

Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., 114th Police Precinct; Riccardo’s.

Community School Boards

Mar. 9, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 234, 30-15 29th Ave., Long Island City.

Mar. 25, 7:30 p.m., District 26; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside.


Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m., Land Use Public Hearing, Borough President’s Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-3000.

Feb. 19, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718-990-0700.

Feb. 23, Queens Mineral Society; Queens College New Science Building, Room D235; 718-544-5059.

Feb. 23, Mar. 15, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Borough Hall, 2nd Floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd.; 718-286-3000.

Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Fe b. 23, 8 p.m., VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149h St., Whitestone; 718-746-0540.

Feb. 23, 6 p.m., SHHH; Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3183.

Feb. 24, Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven; 718-805-0202.

Feb. 25, Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue, Woodhaven; 718-845-3385.

Feb. 26, COP104; Trinity Lutheran Hall, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village; 718-551-5855.

Arts & Entertainment

American Museum of the Moving Image

Feb 18-20, The School of Rock; Feb. 20, Still Looking for Morphine (Pes Sti Morphini Akoma Tin Psahno); Feb. 21, Short Films By Bertolucci: 1967-2002, La Luna, The Spider’s Strategem (La Strategia Del Ragno); Feb. 22, 1900 (Novecento). The Spider’s Strategem; Feb. 27, Hop-Fu: Behind The Re-Mix; Feb. 28, Tragedy Of A Ridiculous Man (La Tragedia Di Un Uomo Ridicolo), The Sheltering Sky, Last Tango In Paris; Feb. 29, The Last Emperor (Director’s Cut), Last Tango In Paris; Mar. 5, Matchbox; Mar. 6, Little Buddha, Stealing Beauty; Mar. 7, Besieged, The Dreamers; Mar. 19, Passages Through Paradise (Per Asmata Apo Ton Pardisso), 718-784-0077.

Flushing Town Hall

Feb. 21, Charles Neidich performs Mozart clarinet concerto; Mar. 27, cellist Marcy Rosen performs Shostakovich; May 1, violinist Daniel Phillips and pianist Morey Ritt perform 20th and 21st century American masters; 718-463-7700, ext. 222.

LaGuardia Community College

Feb. 27, Keith "The Captain" Gamble "Jazz Jam Has Blues"; 718-482-5060.


Feb. 29, Mar. 7, "Crossing the BLVD";to Feb. 18, 24-28, Jonas performs "Lines in the Sand"; 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; ongoing The Panorama of the City of New York; Neustadt collection Tiffany by Design; Queens Teens, family, K-12, university, adult, senior education and educator opportunities, 33rd Street at Queens Boulevard; 718-707-0403.

Museum for African Art

To Mar. 1, 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

February, Paul Graham: American Night; Tim Noble and Sue Webster; Vincent Szarek sculptural work; Special Projects: Yael Bartana, Sofia Hultén, Misaki Kawai, Isca Greenfield-Sanders; www.ps1.org.

Queens College

Mar. 9, Kyrkostas Birthday Music Recital; to Apr. 1, Discomfiture of Presence: A Multiple Piece by Olga Alexander exhibit; QC Campus, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718-793-8080.

Queensborough Community College

Feb. 22, Mancini At The Movies; Feb. 29, East Meets West musical extravaganza; 718-631-6311

Queens Theatre In The Park

Feb. 23 to Mar. 31, Long Island City Artists Members Exhibition; Feb. 29, Queens Council on the Arts presents Leap! Queens Dance Festival; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 718-760-0686.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

To Mar. 28, "Tangomania," 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718-729-3880.


Feb. 18, Woodhaven Library book club will discuss Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, 85-41 Forest Pkwy.; 718-849-4980.

Feb. 20-22, Feb. 27-29 Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents Skakespeare’s "As You Like It"; Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 31-30 33rd St., Long Island City; 718-393-7505 or www.apacny.org.

Feb. 21, Italian Charities of America Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Feb. 25, St. Gregory’s Theatre Group casting call; Rectory Office Basement; Feb. 26, 27, Church Basement. For more information, call 718-347-3707.

Feb 26, Atria Kew Gardens "Oy Vey Klezmer Band," 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718-441-0300.

Feb. 28, Bella Italia Mia "The Masks of Venice"; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

Feb. 28, New York City Housing Authority Advisory Committee multi-cultural celebration of Black History Month "Through The Arts"; Ravenswood Community Center, 35-40 21st St.; 718-786-3131.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Feb. 19, King Manor Museum lunchtime lecture "A secret Plan to End Slavery?," York College Academic Core Building, Room 2D01, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 718-206-0545.

Feb. 26, New York Families for Autistic Children, Inc. 6th Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Celebration; Russo’s on the Bay, Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach.

Feb 26, Little Neck–Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Organization Annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner Dance; Rose Room at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Corona; 718-279-3200.

Feb. 27, The Killing Kompany mystery dinner shows: "Murder At The Oscars!" ; Niederstein’s, 69-16 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-326-0717; Mar. 5, "Murder At The St. Patrick’s Day Parade!"; The Beach Club, 129 Beach 116th St, Rockaway Park; 718-634-6500; Mar. 19, "Murder At The Leprechaun Ball!"; The White House, 10-24 154th St., Whitestone; 718-746-1111.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Feb. 26, New York Families for Autistic Children, Inc. 6th Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Celebration, raffles and silent auction; Russo’s on the Bay, Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach.


Feb. 20, winter fun and games, Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street; 718-206-0545.

Items of Community Interest

Feb. 19, Mar. 4, 18, HANAC and HPD free certification course on lead-poisoning prevention and environmental safety; I.S. 204, 36-41 28th St., Astoria; 718-728-6886.

Feb. 25, Forest Hills Community House/Senior Center free tax assistance 60+, call 718-699-1010 for appointment

Feb. 26, Forest Hills Community House Black History Month presentation, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-592-5757.

Feb. 27, Queens Economic and Long Island City Business Development Corporations "Queens 2004 Economic & Industry Forecast"; Citibank, Third Floor, One Court Sq., Long Island City; 718-263-0546 or 786-5300 ext. 27.

Feb. 28, Christopher D’Orta health seminar; Queens Health Emporium, 159-01 Horace Harding Xway, Flushing; 718-358-65-0 or 631-661-7171.

To Mar. 12, Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center beginner and intermediate computer classes, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718-520-8197.

To Apr. 1, Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp, by invitation only, boys and girls 10 to 19 years; 704-373-0873.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Feb. 21, An Evening with the Stars, Winter Walk; Feb. 28, 29, Bear Necessities; Paper Maché Animal Masks, The Joy of Photography; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Watercolor Workshops; Mar. 6, Paper Maché Animal Masks, The Joy of Photography; Mar. 6, 14, 20, "Dino"mite Dinosaurs; Mar. 7, The Joy of Digital Photography, The Joy of Photoshop; Mar. 7, 13, 21, Barnyard Buddies; Mar. 13, Bluebirds Up Close; Mar. 14, Art Alive! Mar. 20, Toddler Time on the Weekend, Spring Into Spring, Rainsticks, An Evening With The Stars, Spring Migrants; Mar. 21, State of the Sound; to Mar. 25, Sunny Bunnies and Toddler Time; to Mar. 26, Wee Sprouts, Fledglings; Mar. 27, Enjoy the Season Nature Walk, APEC Square Dance; Mar. 28, The Joy of Digital Photography, The Joy of Photoshop; to Mar. 29, Nature Club, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; (NOTE: children’s programs are run in sessions, call APEC for actual dates); 718-229-4000.

Forest Park

Feb. 19, Black History Month Celebration Concert; Feb. 22, Winter Survival Workshop: "Going to Extremes"; Feb. 29, Movies for the Family, One Forest Park, Woodhaven; 311.

NY Hall of Science

To Feb. 29, Giant Maze, Maze Craze Area, Make-it and Take-it Activities, 47-01 111th St., Flushing; 718-699-0005.

Queens Botanical Garden

Feb. 21, Inspirational Art; Feb. 22, Soil: The Foundation of Life, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Socrates Sculpture Park

To Feb. 29, Winter Light, new series of light-based installations, 718-956-1819 or 311.

School News And Events

Feb. 25, Thomas Edison H.S., New York City Department of Education Parent and Community Engagement Meeting, Regions 3 and 4, Districts 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 165-65 84th Ave., Jamaica; 212-374-2323.

Feb. 26, I.S. 10 Parent Teacher Conferences, 45-11 31st Ave., Astoria; 718-278-7054.

Feb. 28, Martin Luther H.S. entrance exam for 8th and 9th grade students, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.; 718-894-4000.

Feb. 29, St. Gabriel School alumni reunion from the ’60s and ’80s; Bruno’s on the Boulevard, R.S.V.P. by Feb. 13; 718-426-7170.

Feb. through Mar., I.S. 5 art exhibit "Patterns in Nature"; Cedar House Café, 70-10 Grand Ave., Maspeth; 718-478-9569.


Central Queens YM & YWHA

Feb. 18, 19, swim week; Feb. 23, health lecture "Knee, Hip, Joint Replacement Surgery"; Feb. 26, Simcha party, senior adult department; Feb. 29, Purim carnival; February and March, Ruth F. Levine art exhibition; Monday to Thursday, Kids’ Korner After School Center, grades K to 6; Tuesday, Tai Chi Chuan exercise classes, matinee and lunch for senior adults, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718-268-5011.

Cross Island

Feb. 23, 24, Community CPR & First Aid full course; Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Lifeguard Training full course; Mar. 9, CPR for the Professional Rescuer re-certification only; Mar. 2, 9, defensive driving; to Apr. 4, 10-week computer courses; Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, "Way of Bushido" martial arts; Wednesday evenings, official training for Special Olympics; Friday, instructional wrestling; Friday, Sunday, Smart Start; Saturday, instructional soccer, Sunday, instructional baseball, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 718-479-0505.


Forest Hills Community House/Senior Center free tax assistance 60+, by appointment; Mondays: politics & humor, musical showings, knit & crochet, tai chi, singing workshop; Tuesdays: social & political issues, exercise, bingo, senior support group; Wednesdays: poet’s society, Visiting Nurse Services, painting class, aerobics, classical opera, handcrafts; Thursdays: sing-along group, yoga; Fridays: tai chi & singing, exercise, blood pressure, movies, trips, parties; 718-699-1010.

Kew Gardens Community Center, creative writing group, intermediate Italian art appreciation, line dancing, mixed media art, open games, exercise, humor & politics, Italian opera, intermediate French, Spanish and Italian, Slim Jim, Ti Chi Qi Gong, and more. New schedules are available; 718-268-5960.

Queens Symphonic Band has openings in all sections for Spring 2004 semester at Queensborough Community College in Bayside; 516-887-2730 evenings.

Queens Women’s Network, displaced homemaker program, domestic violence SAFE program, employment assistance, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Suite 207, Jamaica, for intake and appointment call, 718-657-6200.

SMART Recovery® 4-Point Program for addictive behavior, Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212-929-6107.

Local Libraries


Feb. 20

4 p.m. Langston Hughes Branch

African American Stories and Songs

Lefferts Branch

The Federation of Black Cowboys

4:30 p.m. Flushing Library

InfoLinQ Class in Italian

Feb. 21

10:30 a.m. Flushing Library

InfoLinQ Class in English

1 p.m. Flushing Library

Film Screening "Morning Sun"

2 p.m. Bayside Branch

College Prep-It’s Never Too Early

2:30 p.m. Flushing Library

Tai Chi for Seniors

3 p.m. Central Library

Open My Eyes: Nigerian Painting & Culture

Feb. 22

2 p.m. Flushing Library

Con Brio Ensemble Piano Trios

Feb. 23

10 a.m. Central Library

Stay Well Exercise for Older Adults

2 p.m. Steinway Branch

MetroCard Mobile Sales

6 p.m. East Elmhurst Branch

Open Mic Evening of Entertainment

Rego Park Branch

College Prep–It’s Never Too Early

South Jamaica Branch

Cowrie Shell Jewelry Workshop for Adults

6:30 p.m. South Ozone Park Branch

Blues, the Roots of Jazz

7 p.m. Central Library

Polish Your Resume

Feb. 24

4 p.m. Lefrak City Branch

Music of Israel

Feb. 25

1 p.m. Maspeth Branch

Learn to Knit

3:30 p.m. Ravenswood Branch

African American Stories and Songs

Feb. 26

4 p.m. Central Library

African Inspired Jewelry Making

Feb. 28

10:30 a.m. Central Library

Career Exploration Inventory

2:30 p.m. Flushing Library

Preparing for the Unexpected in Spanish

Flushing Library

Tai Chi for Seniors

Jackson Heights Branch

From Vienna with Love

Feb. 29

2 p.m. Flushing Library

An Afternoon of Russian Dance


Feb. 19

1 p.m. Maspeth Branch

Mother Goose Time

2 p.m. Maspeth Branch

Make Your Own Wire Jewelry

3:30 p.m. Lefrak City Branch

Kite Making Workshop

6 p.m. East Flushing Branch

College Prep–It’s Never Too Early!

Feb. 20

10:30 a.m. Maspeth Branch

Toddler Time

1 p.m. Maspeth Branch

Preschool Storytime

3 p.m. Broadway Branch

Make Your Own Wire Jewelry

3:30 p.m. Lefferts Branch

The Federation of Black Cowboys

Feb. 21

2 p.m. Bayside Branch

College Prep–It’s Never Too Early

Feb. 23

6 p.m. East Elmhurst Branch

Open Mic Evening of Entertainment

6 p.m. Rego Park Branch

College Prep–It’s Never Too Early

Feb. 24

3:30 p.m. Queensbridge Branch

Make Your Own Wire Jewelry

Feb. 25

10:30 a.m. Central Library

Toddler Time

Feb. 26

4 p.m. Central Library

Making African American Inspired Jewelry

Feb. 27

10:30 a.m. Maspeth Branch

Toddler Time

1 p.m. Maspeth Branch

Preschool Storytime

3:30 p.m. Sunnyside Branch

Make Your Own Wire Jewelry

4 p.m. Central Library

Story Sharers

Feb. 28

2:30 p.m. Flushing Library

Preparing for the Unexpected In Spanish

3 p.m. Central Library

African Mask Making

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