2004-04-28 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings
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Community Meetings

Apr. 29, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Trinity Lutheran Hall, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village; 718-651-5865.

May 3, 8 p.m., Jackson Heights Neighborhood; Atonement Lutheran Church, basement meeting room, 87th Street.

May 6, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, church hall, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights; 718-932-5415.

May 10, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret’s, parish hall, 79th Place; 718-894-4114.

Community Boards

May 4, Jun. 1, 7:15 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718- 760-3141.

May 6, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd floor; 718-533-8773.

May 10, 7 p.m., Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718-359-2800.

May 13, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, commissary, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718-786-3335.

May 19, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Queens Center for Progress, 81-15 164th St., Flushing; 718-264-7895.


Apr. 29, 8 p.m., William Jefferson Clinton Democratic Club; Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

Community School Boards

May 11, 8:30 p.m., Board 30; I.S. 145, auditorium, 33-34 80th St., Jackson Heights.


Apr. 28, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718-845-3385.

May 13, 10:30 a.m., Queens Borough Board Land Use public hearing, Queens Borough Hall, BP conference room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-3000.

May 18, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet Meeting, Queens Borough Hall, BP conference room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-3000.

Arts & Entertainment

American Museum of the Moving Image

Apr. 30, The Speaking Hand: Zakir Hussain, The Girl Of Your Dreams (La Niña De Tus Ojos); May 1, Goya In Bordeaux, La Comunidad; May 2, The Naked Eye (La Mirada Del Otro), Torrente 2: Mission In Marbella; May 8, Second Skin, Sound Of The Sea (Son De Mar); May 9, Antarctica (Antartida), The Spell Of Shanghai (El Embrujo De Shanghai; 718-784-0077.

Flushing Town Hall

May 1, violinist Daniel Phillips and pianist Morey Ritt perform 20th and 21st century American Masters; 718-463-7700, ext. 222.

Museum for African Art

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

Queensborough Community College

May 8, the Queensborough chorus presents a collection of theatrical classics "The Magic of Theater," 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6393.

Queens College

May 1, Latin Jazz All Stars; An Intimate Evening with Ruth Brown; May 2, Guarneri String Quartet; May 5, 7, Edward Albee, "The American Dream"; George Kaufman, Harvey Fierstein, "The Still Alarm": "On Tidy Endings, Don Nigro, "Bible"; May 6, 8, Christopher Durang, "The Actor’s Nightmare"; George Clayton Johnson, "Nothing in the Dark; Christopher Durang, "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls"; Marsha Norman, "’night Mother"; May 15, New York Youth Symphony’s final concert Mahler’s Symphony No. 5; 718-793-8080.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Apr. 30, May 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, "I Love My Wife"; May 1, Flores Argentinas, Women’s Secrets; May 15, 16, "Dance Brazil"; May 22, "The Little Mermaid"; May 22, 23, Ann Hampton Callaway; to May 23, Art Exhibition "Time and Place"; May 29, The Little Engine That Could; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 718-760-0686.


Apr. 30, Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of Music presents Music From China: Passport to Music Series, 42-76 Main St., Flushing; 718-461-8910.

Apr. 30, April Night; 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-5151.

Apr. 30, May 1, 2, Andrean Players presents "Mame," 35-60 158th St., Flushing; 718-747-2611.

May 1, 15, 29, Italian Charities of America Saturday dances; May 9, 23, Sunday dances with instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

May 2, Open auditions for three starring children’s roles in the remake of "Little Fugitive"; P.S. 149, 93-11 34th Ave., Jackson Heights; www.littlefugitive.com.

To May 2, St. Bart’s Playhouse presents the Noel Coward musical "High Spirits," Park Avenue, Manhattan; 212-378-0248 or 378-0222.

May 8, Folk art: Boat Builders; May 8, "Power Town" Theater performance; May 11, Two-part American Sign Language Workshop; May 22, 23, "Steppin’ Out with Swing"; May 23, What Instrument Should I Play, Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516-224-5800.

May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, Phoenix Players presents "The Clearing"; Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point; 516-678-0016 or 718-358-0067.

May 8, School of American Ballet auditions; P.S. 199, 39-20 48th Ave., Long Island City; 212-769-6600.

May 14, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House Spring Arts Festival 2004; 718-784-7447.

May 15, Jun. 26, Women’s Studio Center Women Writers Forum; 718-361-5649.

May 16, Oratorio Society of Queens 77th Annual Spring Concert; Queensborough Community College; 718-460-0726.

May 23, Forest Hills Festival of Arts.

May 28 to June 8, Big Apple Circus; Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 800-922-3772.

May 29, Bella Italia Mia "Italian Opera: A Celebration of Life"; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

May, AQA Gallery "Got Art?" painting and art workshop, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-520-9842.

May/June, Cedar House Café photo exhibit "Let’s Visit the Grand Canyon," 70-10 Grand Ave., Maspeth; 718-478-9569.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

May 3, Queens Theatre in the Park’s 10th Anniversary Gala 2004, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, 718-760-0686, ext. 126.

May 14, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation "Celebrate Spring in Woodhaven" Dinner Dance; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave.; 718-805-0202.

May 16, Queens Jewish Community Council 8th Annual Testimonial and Installation Breakfast; Bayside Jewish Center; 718-544-3700, ext. 27.

May 16, Queens Jewish Community Council 8th Annual Breakfast; Bayside Jewish Center; 718-441-8029.

May 21, QSAC’s Casino Royale Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction; Terrace On The Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.

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

Sept. 9, John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens "Salute to Labor" Dinner Dance; Terrace On The Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, reserve 718-591-8446.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

May 8, Italian Charities of America flea market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.


Apr. 29 to May 2, King Manor Museum 177th Anniversary of the death and funeral of Rufus King; May 8, Family Workshops: Samplers and Sachets; May 22, Family Workshop: It’s Puzzling…, Jamaica Avenue; 718-206-0545.

May 16, Steinway Mansion Tours; May 23, Flushing Cemetery Tours; to Sep. 5, 35 Years of Collecting; Kingsland Homestead, Weeping Beech Park, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718-939-0647, ext. 17.

Items of Community Interest

Apr. 29, Brooklyn Borough Hall; Apr. 30, Manhattan-Foley Square Park.

Apr. 28, Queensborough Community College Frank Egan Memorial Health Lecture "Dealing with Bioterrorism," room G-201, RFK Hall, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.

Apr. 29, Women’s Studio Center Financial Planning Series: The Basics of Banking, Investing; www.womenstudiocenter.org.

Apr. 29, Lighthouse International "Living Better with Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma" free seminar; Forest Hills Branch Library, 108-19 71st Ave.; 718-997-4011.

Apr. 29, Laughter Therapy Workshop; Atria Kew Gardens, 117th Street and 84th Avenue, Bayside; 718-441-0300.

Apr. 30, Roosevelt Island Tree Board Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting; East Seawall north of Eastwood, in case of rain program will be in school auditorium.

May 1, Crosslands Youth and Family Outreach open house, 31-17 21st St.; 718-274-8824.

May 1, New York Cares 10th Annual Spring Clean-Up Day, for site locations and registration call 212-228-5000.

May 4, 18, 25, Flushing Jewish Community Council free intergenerational workshop series "Building Community through Story Sharing," 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing; 718-463-0434, ext. 1.

May 6, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris and the DMV Mobile Outreach Unit; Dellamonica Senior Center, Broadway and Crescent Street; 718-545-3889.

May 6, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary six-week Boating Safety Course registration; Floyd Bennett Field-Ryan Center, Brooklyn; 718-692-0508 or 718-788-7711.

May 7, Douglaston Garden Club annual plant sale, 32-17 Douglas Rd., Douglas Manor; 718-631-5058.

May 8, Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network Neighborhood Clean-Up Day 2004; Skillman Park, 42nd Street; 646-298-8669.

May 12, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation conference on loss and bereavement, 271-11 76th Ave., New Hyde Park; 718-289-2105.

May 14, 15, 16, Steinway Days, 28th to 35th Avenue on Steinway Street; 718-361-6161.

May 15, Alliance for Lupus Research 5K walk; Eisenhower Park, Garden City, Long Island; 866-WALK-ALR.

May 15, 14th Annual Skaggs-Walsh 5K Road Race and 26th Annual Queens Half-Marathon; 718-762-1519 or 424-2478.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

May 1, Spring Walk, Jamaica Bay Bird Walk; May 2, 29, Frogs and Polliwogs; May 9, Wild Food and Ecology Tour; May 11, Ecology and Zoology of Wetlands May 15, An Evening with the Stars Astronomy Programs, Rat Race, Project Wild Workshops; May 16, Beach Cleanup; birthday parties 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 years, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

New York Hall of Science

To May 9, 29th Annual Small World Photomicrography Exhibition; 47-01 111th St., Corona; 718-699-0005.

Queens Botanical Garden

May 2, Spring Talk:Plant Propagation; May 8, Just for Kids: Flower Fancy, Useful Weeds; May 16, 23, Spring Talk: Integrated Pest Management I; May 22, Just for Kids! Room to Bloom; May 23, Spring Talk: Integrated Pest Management II; May 30, Spring Talk: Integrated Pest Management III; 718-886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

May 16, Farm Fest, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-3276.

Urban Park Rangers

May 2, Alley Pond, Canoe with the Rangers; May 8, Alley Pond, Creatures of the Night; May 9, Forest Park, Early Bird Walk; May 15, Alley Pond, Giants of Alley, Awake; May 16, Kissena Park, Parsons Historic Grove Tour; May 22, Canoe with the Rangers; 311.

School News & Events

Apr. 30 May 1, Bryant H.S. Theatre Company presents "Oklahoma!"

May 8, Queens Lutheran School 50th Anniversary; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-721-4313.

May 14, P.S. 178 Annual Talent Show, 189-10 Radnor Rd., Jamaica Estates; 718-464-5763.

May 15, George J. Ryan M.S. 216 Gala Reunion 1954 through 1990, 64-20 175th St., Fresh Meadows; 347-563-4404 or 718-288-7076.

May 18, 20, P.S. 214, Cadwallader Colden School Golden Anniversary, 31-15 140th St., Flushing; 718-461-4055.

May 20, St. John’s Prep/Mater Cristi Golf and Tennis Outing; Brookville Country Club, Glen Head; 718-721-7200, ext. 686.

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.

May 23, St. Aloysius School flea market, tables available, 360 Seneca Ave., Ridgewood;718-821-7384.

May 25, Our World Neighborhood Charter School meeting, 36-12 35th Ave., Astoria; 718-392-3405.

June 6, Queen of Angels Home School Association second annual cake/rummage sale, Skillman Avenue and 44th Street.

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

September 2004 registration, Our Lady of Fatima School, all classes, space is limited; 71-429-7031.

May 2005, Franklin K. Lane H.S. Class of 1955 and 1956 50 year reunion in progress, contact June G. 718-738-4271, Adele B. 631-543-3816 or LorraineC@classmates.com.


Central Queens YM & YWHA

May 3, Oral Historians Discuss Immigrants of Queens Today; May 13, Atlantic City; 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

Ongoing: arts programs for youth, teens & adults; to Apr. 28, open house; May 1, First Time Home Buyers free workshop; May 7, Carnivale de Mayo; May 15, Building Strong Families Workshop; Jun. 10, nursery school open house; to June 25, 15-week,fundamentals of water polo, co-ed; Monday to Sunday, ballroom dancing, 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.


Ongoing: Flushing aquatics programs ages 6 months to 5 years, 6 to 14, 12+, 16+, gym/swim classes, swim lessons, teen & adult classes, SCUBA lessons; men’s basketball league; belly dancing; pilate’s, weight training for beginners; KidQuest, 138-46 Northern Blvd.; 718-961-6880, ext. 131.

YMCA Summer Day Camp Registration: Call your local Y for information.

Local Libraries

Programs and Performances for All

Apr. 30

11 a.m. Jackson Heights Branch

Picture Book

3:30 p.m. Auburndale Branch

Learn to Draw For Teens

2 p.m. Seaside Branch

Crazy Quilt Design: Quilt Workshop

3:30 p.m. East Elmhurst Branch

Let’s Read Together

May 1

10 a.m. Flushing Branch

InfoLinQ Class in English

1 p.m. Langston Hughes Branch

Phat Literature, The Politics of Poetry

2 p.m. Flushing Branch

Excerpts from Opera "Hansel and Gretel"; Public Speaking Workshop

3 p.m. Langston Hughes Branch

Words Matter: A Conversation with

Asian-American Writers

May 2

2 p.m. Central Library

Sunday Concerts at Central

Flushing Branch

350 Years in America-Lessons from

American Jewish History

May 3

10 a.m. Central Library

Stay Well Exercise for Older Adults

6 p.m. Briarwood Branch

Employment Rights for Immigrants

in Spanish

6:30 p.m. Hollis Branch

Medicaid Managed Care Workshop

Peninsula Branch

Financial Planning for Long Term Care

Woodhaven Branch

Opera: Works of Puccini and Verdi

7 p.m. Cambria Heights Branch

The Road to Retirement

Central Library

Career Exploration Inventory

May 4

1:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Hills Branch

Scams and Current Issues

2 p.m. Flushing Branch

Stay Well Exercise for Adults

2:30 p.m. East Flushing Branch

The Crooners

3 p.m. Whitestone Branch

Long-Term Care Insurance

3:30 p.m. Elmhurst Branch

More Ways to Get Children to Listen

4 p.m. Central Library

Road to Research Ages 8 to 12

Flushing Branch

Mother’s Day Origami Workshop

Woodhaven Branch

Junior Book Discussion Group

6 p.m. Central Library

Introduction to Microsoft Word Part I

6:30 p.m. Flushing Branch

Open Mic Night


Bike New York volunteers needed for the cycling event of the spring on May 2, rain or shine. Call BIKE NEW YORK now at 212-932-2453, ext. 133, e-mail vols@bikenewyork.org.

Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center, 718-699-1010 and Kew Gardens Community Center, 718-268-5960 host many activities Monday to Friday.

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