2004-03-24 / Community Calendar

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Frisky Orphan Frolics In Snow Some New Yorkers still enjoy the snow. Cleo, one of the Queens Zoo’s famous mountain lion cubs, isn’t afraid of the late winter storms. Cleo and her brother Felix were orphaned after their mother was killed in Montana. The Queens Zoo rescued them and gave them a home in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. Come visit the cubs and catch a glimpse of their entertaining antics. For more information, call 718-271-1500.Frisky Orphan Frolics In Snow Some New Yorkers still enjoy the snow. Cleo, one of the Queens Zoo’s famous mountain lion cubs, isn’t afraid of the late winter storms. Cleo and her brother Felix were orphaned after their mother was killed in Montana. The Queens Zoo rescued them and gave them a home in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. Come visit the cubs and catch a glimpse of their entertaining antics. For more information, call 718-271-1500.

Mar. 24, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, Eliot Avenue, Middle Village; 718-651-5865.

Apr. 15, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center Rectory Basement, 45th Street, Woodside.

Community Councils

Mar. 24, 7 p.m., Police Service Area No. 9; Ravenswood Community Center. 35-40 21st St., Long Island City.

Mar. 30, 8 p.m., sharp, 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St.

Apr. 21, May 19, Jun. 16, 112th Police Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.

Community School Boards

Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 7:30 p.m., District 26; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside.


Mar. 29, 7:30 p.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Mar. 29, 6 p.m., SHHH, Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3183.

Mar. 31, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave., Woodhaven; 718-845-3385.

Apr. 1, 10:30 a.m., Land Use Public Hearing, Queens Borough President’s Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, 718-286-3000.

Arts & Entertainment

American Museum of the Moving Image

Mar. 26, Princess Blade; Mar. 27, Zentropa, Dancer In The Dark, Breaking The Waves; Mar. 28, The Humiliated, The Idiots, The Purified, Breaking The Waves; Apr. 2, Man By The Shore; Apr. 3, Haitian Corner, Profit And Nothing But!; Lumumba; Apr. 4, Falling Bodies (Corps Plonges), Lumumba: Death Of A Prophet, Lumumba; Apr. 5-9, Disney’s Teacher’s Pet; Apr. 9, I’m Looking For You; 718-784-0077.

Flushing Town Hall

Mar. 24, Macbeth, Redux, Rejection and the Creative Process workshop; Mar. 27, cellist Marcy Rosen performs Shostakovich, Vibrations 2004/Musical Scroll Workshop, Saturday Evening Concerts; May 1, violinist Daniel Phillips and pianist Morey Ritt perform 20th and 21st century American masters; 718-463-7700, ext. 222.


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

Apr. 9 to Aug. 16, "Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art," 36-01 43rd Ave, Long Island City; 718-784-7700.

Queens College

To Apr. 1, Discomfiture of Presence: A Multiple Piece by Olga Alexander exhibit; QC Campus, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718-793-8080.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Mar. 25 to 28, Greater Messapia; Mar. 26 to Apr. 4, A Murder is Announced; to Mar. 31, Long Island City Artists Members Exhibition; to Mar. 28, "Greater Messapia," Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 718-760-0686.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

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


Mar. 24, St. John’s University Irish Heritage Week Handmade Irish Novelty Items sale; Mar. 25, coffee house, traditional Irish band, Step Dancing lessons; Mar. 26, Irish Night, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica 718-990-6258.

Mar. 26, Council on National Literatures "The Story of Astoria:; CNL/Anne and Henry Paolucci International Conference Center, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-821-3916.

Mar. 27, Bella Italia Mia "Women, Love and Poetry"; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

Mar. 27, Roosevelt Island Visual Artist Association Third Anniversary Exhibition "Vernissage III," 527 Main St., Manhattan.

Mar. 27, Women’s Studio Center Women Writer’s Forum; May 16, Pastel & Watercolor Workshop; Suite 216, Will Art Deco Building, 43-01 21st St., LIC; 718-361-5649.

Mar. 27 to May 9, Crystal Window & Door Systems event "Antique Windows & Doors of China," 31-10 Whitestone Expwy., 2nd floor, Flushing; 718-961-7300.

Mar. 28, Queens Symphony Orchestra world premiere Cho-Liang Lin; Queensborough Community College Performing Arts Center, Bayside; 718-631-6311.

Mar. 28, Apr. 25, Knights of Columbus Ballroom and Latin Social Dance Party, 101-18 101st Ave., Ozone Park; 917-251-4668.

To Mar. 31, LaGuardia Community College presents the Children’s Art Carnival, Atrium Gallery, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-5709 or 482-5151.

Apr. 3, Astoria Music Society String Quartet and Brass Trio concert; Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria; 718-204-9034.

Apr. 3, 17, Italian Charities of America Saturday Dances; Apr. 4, 18, 25 Sunday dances with instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Apr. 4, Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill presents Puccini on Palm Sunday; St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church; 718-849-1437.

Apr. 6, AARP presents Dino Rosi Spring Concert of American/Italian songs; Church On The Hill, 167-05 35th Ave., Flushing. For more information, call 718-721-7541.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Mar. 24, St. John’s University students host Annual Model Passover Demonstration, University Commons, Queens Campus, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., reservations 347-613-4580.

Mar. 27, Queens Child Guidance Center Gala Dinner Dance; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-651-7770.

Apr. 3, Astoria Civic Association, Judge Charles J. Vallone 71st Anniversary Scholarship Dinner Dance; Riccardo’s, 21-04 24th Ave.; 718-545-5353.

June 18, "The Apprentice Murders!"; Niederstein’s, 69-16 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, 718-326-0717.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Mar. 25, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce art auction; Long Island City YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd., Main Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Long Island City; 718-482-6053.

Mar. 27, Italian Charities of America flea market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Apr. 1, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy 2004 Spring Reception ; Terrace On The Park, 52-11 111th St., Corona; 718-263-1760.

Apr. 8, Corona Senior Center Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly Breakfast Fundraiser, 108-74 Roosevelt Ave.; 718-639-2000.


Apr. 21, deadline Mar. 31, Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society bus trip to Harriet Beecher Stowe House, University of Hartford; Emanuel United Church of Christ; 631-226-3992.

Items of Community Interest

Mar. 24, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall celebrate Greek Independence; Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent St.; 718-545-3889.

Mar. 24, Jackson Heights Beautification Group Garden Club meeting; Community Church, 35th Avenue; 718-651-7745.

Mar. 27, Long Island Children’s Museum National Circus Project workshops; 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516-224-5844 or www.licm.org.

Mar. 31, Steinway Child & Family Services presents Parenting Skills Group, 41-36 27th St., Long Island City; 718-389-5100.

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

Apr. 3, American Heart Association annual CPR Training Day 2004; Madison Square Garden; 877-AHA-4CPR (877-242-4277).

Now to Apr. 9, Baruch College sponsors free income tax preparation, Fridays only, no appointment necessary, Neighborhood Housing Services, 60-20 Woodside Ave. 2nd Floor; 718-457-1017.

Apr. 12, LaGuardia Community College is offering a certificate program in Arts Administration, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; register now at 718-482-5151.

Through Apr. 15, Community Service Society RSVP tax counseling service for the elderly and low-income taxpayers; Workforce 1 Center, 168-46 91st Ave., Jamaica; 212-614-5553.

Apr. 17, Prudential Douglas Elliman presents the 1st Annual Children’s Community Carnival, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718-631-8900, ext. 268 or 218.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

To Mar. 25, Sunny Bunnies and Toddler Time; Mar. 25, Watercolor Workshops; 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; beginning Apr. 1, Wee Sprouts, Toddler Time, Fledglings, Sunny Bunnies; Apr. 3, Egg-Citing Animals, Calling All Picassos, Toddler Time on the Weekend!; 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; (NOTE: children’s programs are in sessions, call APEC for actual dates); 718-229-4000.

Forest Park

Mar. 28, Where the Wild Things Are,Visitors Center; Apr. 3, Annual Spring Fever Festival, Carousel; to Apr. 3, Audubon Art Exhibit, Oak Ridge, Woodhaven Boulevard; 311 or www.nyc.gov/parks.

Linden Park

Apr. 10, Experience Spring sponsored by the park and Healthfirst, 103rd Street and 41st Avenue; 311.

New York Hall of Science

Mar. 28, The Beauty of Phenomena: Art in the Communication of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona; 718-699-0005.

Queens Botanical Garden

Mar. 28, Herbs in Myth and Magic I & II; Apr. 3, Munch, Crunch, Grow Your Lunch; 718-886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

Apr. 10, Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt; Apr. 17, 18, Children’s Carnival, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-3276.

Urban Park Rangers

Mar. 27, Introduction to Backpacking; Mar. 28, Creatures of the Night, Forest Park; Apr. 3, Advanced Backpacking, Allen Pond; Apr. 4, Nature Walk for Seniors, Kissena Park; Apr. 17, Ponderous Ponds, Alley Pond; Apr. 18, Backyard Bugs, Forest Park; Apr. 25, EcoKids Workshop, Alley Pond, for more information call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/parks.


Apr. 3, Monsignor McClancy Memorial H.S. Classes of ’64. ’69, ’74, ’84, ’89 and ’94; Dante’s in Jackson Heights. For more information, call Gerry O’Riordan at 718-397-9343 or e-mail McClancyHS@yahoo.com.

School News & Events

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

Mar. 26, Martin Luther H.S. Spring Concert, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., School Gymnasium; 718-894-4000.

Mar. 30, Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 29, Our World Neighborhood Charter School meeting, 36-12 35th Ave., Astoria; 718-392-3405.

Apr. 4, Queen of Angels Home School Association cake sale, Church Recreation Center, Skillman Avenue/44th Street; 718-786-2990.

Apr. 25, Newtown H.S. Alumni Association Eleventh Anniversary party "Honoring the Fabulous Fours," cash bar, reserve by March 26, no paying at door; Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant, 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park; 718-595-8542.

May 22, Monsignor McClancy Memorial H.S. First Annual President’s Dinner; Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-397-9343.

June 19, St. John’s Prep H.S. 10-year reunion at the school, call the alumni office at 718-721-7200, ext. 686.


Central Queens YM & YWHA

Mar. 24, speakers discuss how Babylonian Jewry dominated and influenced the evolution of modern Jewry; all March, Ruth F. Levine art exhibition; Spring Break 2004 For Kids; Apr. 5, The Bronx Zoo trip; Apr. 8, Liberty Science Center trip; Apr. 9, Sportsworld Indoor Amusement Center day trip; ongoing, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, belly, Israeli, line, jazz dance; Monday to Thursday, Kids’ Korner After School Center, grades K to 6; Tuesday, Tai Chi Chuan exercise classes, matinee and lunch for senior adults; Fridays "Sew" for Israel; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718-268-5011.

Cross Island

Mar. 28, Lifeguard Training, full course; Mar. 28 to Apr. 8, American Red Cross instructor candidate training and water safety instructor training; Apr. 3, 13th Annual Healthy Kids Day; to Apr. 4, last of 10-week computer courses; Apr. 12, registration begins Mar. 29, 10-week computer courses; to June 25, 15-week, co-ed, fundamentals of water polo; Monday to Sunday, computer learning opportunities; martial arts; training for Special Olympics; instructional wrestling; Smart Start; instructional soccer, instructional baseball, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information, call 718-479-0505.

Free Y Memberships

To Mar. 31, free Y memberships at Catalpa Y, 718-821-6271; Cross Island Y, 718-479-0505; Flushing Y, 718-961-6800; Jamaica Y, 718-739-6600 and Long Island City Y, 718-392-7932 for adults 18+.

Local Libraries


Mar. 25

6 p.m. Woodhaven Branch

Creative Writing Workshop

Mar. 25

2:30 p.m. East Flushing Branch

Jewelry Making with Sculptee III

5:30 p.m. McGoldrick Branch

Basics of Immigration Law in Spanish

6 p.m. Woodhaven Branch

Creative Writing Workshop

6:30 p.m. Hollis Branch

Financial Planning for College

Mar. 27

10 a.m. Flushing Library

InfoLinQ Class in English

2 p.m. Flushing Library

How to Buy Condo and Co-op

Apartments in Korean

Flushing Library

The People’s War in Nepal: Is

Peace Possible?

7 p.m. Flushing Library

InfoLinQ Class in English

Mar. 28

2 p.m. Flushing Library

Bukharian Dance!

Mar. 29

10 a.m. Central Library

Stay Well Exercise for Older Adults

1 p.m. Baisley Park Branch

Tax Counseling for Low-Income

Older Adults

5 p.m. Baisley Park Branch

Tax Counseling for Low-Income

Older Adults

6:30 p.m. St. Albans Branch

Financial Empowerment for the


Woman: Strategies for Creating

a Financial Safety Net

7 p.m. Central Library

Career Exploration Inventory

Mar. 30

1 p.m. Pomonok Branch

Tax Counseling for Low-Income

Older Adults

2 p.m. Flushing Library

Stay Well Exercise for Adults

6 p.m. Central Library

Word Processing

Mar. 31

10 a.m. Central Library

E-mail Basics

11 a.m. South Hollis Branch

Stress Reduction & Tai Chi

For Better Health

1 p.m. Maspeth Branch

Learn to Knit

7 p.m. Flushing Library

InfoLinQ Class in English


Mar. 25

10 a.m. Flushing Library

Toddler Time

11 a.m. Flushing Library

Pre-school Story Time

Mar. 26

11:30 a.m. East Elmhurst Branch

Pre-school Storytime

3:30 p.m. Auburndale Branch

Learn to Draw for Teens

4 p.m. Central Library

Story Sharers

Mar. 31

10:30 AM Central Library

Toddler Time

Langston Hughes Branch

Picture Book Story

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