2004-11-11 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Flamenco dancer Andrea Del Conte can be seen in performance at the Thalia Spanish Theatre41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, from Nov. 11 to Dec. 12. Call (718) 729-3880 for information.
Flamenco dancer Andrea Del Conte can be seen in performance at the Thalia Spanish Theatre41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, from Nov. 11 to Dec. 12. Call (718) 729-3880 for information. Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 10 a.m. (apprx.), United Spinal Association, Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Day Parade, 23rd Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan; 718-803-3782, ext. 271.

Nov. 11, 12;15 p.m., Veterans Day 2004 at flagpole outside of St. Augustine’s Library, St. John’s University, Queens Campus, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Flushing. All veterans and public are invited, luncheon reception to follow.

Nov. 13, 11 a.m., American Legion Post 1424 Memorial Ceremony, Flagpole on the Green in Forest Hills Gardens; 718-520-8623. All veterans and public are invited.

Community Meetings


Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Newtown Civic; Elmhurst Memorial Hall, 88-24 43rd Ave., Elmhurst.

Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Astoria, Ditmars Homeowners & Tenants Civic; St. Francis of Assisi School Basement, 21-17 45th St.; 718-721-3690.


Nov. 18, 8 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens, 78-31Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 718-591-0100.

Nov. 18, 8 p.m., William Jefferson Clinton Democratic Club; Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

Community Boards

Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Queens Center for Progress, 81-15 164th St., Flushing; 718-264-7895.

Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Board 5; Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Meeting Hall, 62-10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718-366-1834.

Nov. 10, 7:45 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-263-9250.

Nov. 16, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718-786-3335.

Community Councils

Nov. 17, 7 p.m., COP 104; Ascension Lutheran Church, 78-15 78th Ave., Glendale; 718-651-5865.

Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., 112th Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills; council112@yahoo.com.

Community Education Councils

Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., District 25, 30-48 Linden Pl., Flushing; 718-281-3786.


Nov. 11, 1 p.m., National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1871; Catholic War Veterans Hall, 45-06 30th Ave., Long Island City; 718-932-0661.

Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Queens Mineral Society, Queens College, Science Building, Room D235, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718-544-5059 or 347-6839.

Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Borough President’s Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-3000.

Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, 93-34 91st Ave.; 718-846-1907.

Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718-AX7-7711.

Arts & Entertainment

American Museum of the Moving Image

Nov. 10, The Vampire, Poor Little Rich Girl; Nov. 12, La Ley De Herodes (Herod's Law); Nov. 13, The Living Room Candidate Panel Discussion: Late Spring; Nov. 14, The Criterion Collection: Behind The DVD, Brazil; Nov. 17, Animal Crackers; Nov. 19, Atlas: All The Weight Of The World (Olo To Varos Tou Kosmou); Nov. 20, The Biograph Show, Poor Little Rich Girl, Tokyo Story; Nov. 21, Short and Sweet, Robin Hood, La Vie De Boheme; Nov. 22, L.A. Confidential; Nov. 23, Beyond The Sea ; Nov. 24, American Beauty; Nov. 26, Sword In The Moon (Cheongpung Myeongwool); Nov. 27, The Great Adventure, Phil For Short; Nov. 28, On Dangerous Ground, The Flapper; Nov. 30, Heat; Dec. 4, The Light In The Dark, The Fighting Blade; Dec. 5, Santa Lucia Luntana, Victims Of Persecution; Dec. 11, Symbol Of The Unconquered, Paradise In Harlem; Dec. 12, Uncle Moses, The Light Ahead, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Flushing Town Hall

Nov. 12, Brazilian Divas; Nov. 13, Mozart and More, Cutting Up; Nov. 17, Dance Theatre of Harlem “Dancing Through Barriers”; Nov. 20, Jazzy Storytelling; 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700.

King Manor Museum

Nov. 20, Book Making Family Workshop, Inside King Park, Jamaica Avenue and 150th and 153rd Streets; 718-206-0545.

Noguchi Museum

Nov. 13, Art For Tots; Nov. 20, Art For Families; Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Saturday Art Hop; Long Island City.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

To Nov. 21, Wide Open Spaces; to Dec. 20, Picnic on the Ocean; to Jan. 16, 2005, Manny Farber; to Jan. 23, The Perpetual Moment; Katharina Sieverding; to February, Aleksandra Mir; to Feb. 2, Joan Wallace; to March, Hans-Peter Feldmann, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.

Queensborough Community College

Ongoing, An American Odyssey: 1945-1980; Nov. 10, 11, 12, Lysistrata; Nov. 14, Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company; Nov. 21, The Ultimate ‘Rat Pack’ Tribute, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.

Queens College

Nov. 10, A Tribute to Roger Straus; Nov. 20, Bellydance Superstars & The Desert Roses, Nov. 21, Cecile Licad, piano. Ultimate Rat Pack Tribute; Nov. 28, KIDSCLASSICS first in a series of five concerts “Brass”; Nov. 30, Author Cynthia Ozick; Dec. 19, KIDSCLASSICS, “Woodwinds,” Colden Center, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718-793-8080.

Queens Museum of Art

Nov. 13, Six Queens Poets; Nov. 14, Queens International 2004 Artists Workshop; Nov. 15, “The Wedding Banquet”; Nov. 21, The Art of Mind and Body, Past and Present; Nov. 22, “I Remember Mama”; Nov. 29, “Matewan”; Dec. 6, “Bread and Roses”; Dec. 13, “A Family Thing”; to Dec. 16, Looking At How Art Is Made weekly meetings; Dec. 20, “Spellbound”; ongoing: Kindergarten through 12th grade, university, adult and senior education, family programs; Special Education: Art Access; professional development; Art Zone; Tiffany by Design; A Panoramic View of the City of New York; free weekend tours; Queens Culture Trolley. For information visit www.queensmuseum.org or call 718-592-9700.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Nov. 13, Aesop’s Fables; Nov. 13, 14, Marilyn Michaels; to Nov. 15, “Last Days of 42nd Street”; Nov. 20, Legislative Revue 2004; Nov. 21, El Automovil Gris; Nov. 26, 27, Cashore Marionettes “Simple Gifts”; Nov. 27, 28, Sister’s Christmas Catechism; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0064.


Nov. 12, Music Outreach–Learning Through Music, West End Symphony; Colden Center at Queens College, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 212-316-2000.

Nov. 12, Modern Art Foundry Art Opening; Alternative Space, 20-20 Steinway St., Astoria; 718-728-2020.

Nov. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, Astoria Performing Arts Center presents “Measure for Measure,” 31-30 33rd St., Long Island City; 718-393-7505.

Nov. 13, St. John’s University dance team 2nd Annual Dance Clinic, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Alumni Hall, Jamaica.

Nov. 13, Jackson Heights Poets, Open Mic Night; Queens borough Public Library, 35-51 81st St.; 718-424-6494.

Nov. 13, Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Jazz Band presents “A Jazz History of Queens”; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside.

Nov. 13, 27, Italian Charities of America Saturday dances; Nov. 7, 14, 21, Sunday dances with instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Nov. 18, Meet the author and book signing, Winning in the New York Small Claims Courts…; Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows: 718-380-4340.

Nov. 18, Forest Hills Chamber Players free concert, Church-In-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills.

Nov 19, La Guardia Community College presents “Jazz in Queens: Generations Old & New,” Performing Arts Center, Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 718-482-5151.

Nov. 19, NAMI Queens/Nassau “Jazz For Peace”; Jonathan’s Restaurant, 3000 Jericho Tpke., Garden City.

Nov. 19, 20, 26, 27, The Phoenix Players present “Two Rooms”; Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point; 718-358-0067.

Nov. 21, Queens Festival Orchestra Association Concert; Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.; 718-591-3456.

Nov. 21, 28, Bella Italia Mia presents “Italian Mamas: Chicken Parmigiana and Fortunata”; The Producers Club, 358 W. 44th St., Manhattan; 718-426-1240.

To Dec. 12, Thalia Spanish Theatre “Flamenco Fiesta,” 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718-729-3880.

To Dec. 15, Queens College, Godwin–Ternbach Museum lecture series Recent Acquisitions: 1998-2004, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing; 718-997-4747.

To April 30, 2005, Fisher Landau Center for Art, photography, painting and sculpture, 38-27 30th St., Long Island City; 718-937-0727.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Nov. 10, Long Island City Business Development Corporation Annual Luncheon and Business-to-Business Trade Show; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-786-5300, ext. 21 or 26.

Nov. 18, Long Island City YMCA 5th Annual Gala; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-392-7932.

Nov. 21, AMIT Guardians of the Children 2004 Scholarship Fund Dinner; Marriott Marquis Hotel, Broadway, Manhattan; 212-477-4720, ext. 137.

Dec. 12, noon, United Community Civic Association Annual Brunch; LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-932-5415.

Fleas, Fairs, Festivals, Fundraisers

Nov. 13, Holiday Bazaar, Advance Masonic Temple, 21-14 30th Ave., Astoria; 718-762-9362 Fall Bazaar, Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave.; 718-426-5997.

Nov. 17, Shareing & Careing 10th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction; Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-777-5766.


Nov. 14, Medical Advance Directives: Health Care Proxy; Nov. 17, Complimentary Breast Cancer Screening & Education; Nov. 18, Heart Saver CPR: Infant/Child, How to Manage Endometriosis: Information and Support; Nov. 19, Newest Techniques for Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery; meetings are at a variety of venues, call 1800-YOUR MDS for information.

Nov. 17, Kew Gardens Community Center, “After A Stroke,” 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960.

Items of Community Interest

Nov. 16, The Pipeline Group-Midwest, Inc. pipeline safety/emergency response education program, Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88-25 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights; 1-800-513-9948,

Nov. 21, Queens College “100 Years of Zionism” conference, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing.

Nov. 27, Council on National Literatures and Bella Italia Mia Cornaro Women Awards; CNL/Paolucci International Conference Center, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-821-3916.

Nov. 29, Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center, free bereavement group, 108-22 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010.

Dec. 1 deadline, 112th Precinct Community Council Anti-drug essay contest for students in fourth to ninth grade, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.

Now to Dec. 15, Community Board 2 Toy Drive for needy children; 43-22 50th St., 2nd Floor, Woodside.

Queensborough Community College

Nov. 17, ESL Express Open House, ISSC Building; Nov. 20, Open House, Prince Center; 718-281-5460.

St. John’s University

To Nov. 12, National School Psychology Awareness Week; Nov. 30, Education Forum with NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein; 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica.

United Spinal Association

Nov. 12, St. Albans VAECC, deli day, VAMC, Thanksgiving party; Nov. 14, Bronx VAMC, Meadowlands; Nov. 16, Bronx VAMC, shopping; Nov 17, Manhattan VAMC MS Clinic, Thanksgiving party; Nov. 18, Bronx VAMC, Thanksgiving party; Nov. 23, Bronx VAMC, movies and lunch; Nov. 24, Manhattan VAMC MS Clinic, birthday; Nov. 25, Bronx VAMC, Spirit Cruise NY trip; Nov. 28, Bronx VAMC, Meadowlands; 718-803-3782, ext. 270, 271, 273.

York College

Nov. 11, Open House; Nov. 13, 16, Financial Aid Workshop; Nov. 15, Play: “My Mother Likes Women”; Nov. 16, English Department Open House, Forum: “Social Problems in the Post-Election Environment”; Nov. 17, Breast Feeding Seminar; Nov. 18, Foreign Languages Department Open House; Nov. 22, Lecture: “The Process of Making a Feature Film…”; Nov. 27, Islamic Conference; Nov. 30, Foreign Language Poetry Contest, Jazz Workshop Concert, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; www.york.cuny.edu.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Nov. 12, 19, Art Classes (Acrylic); Nov. 13, APEC’s Annual Autumn Reception; ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Cunningham Park

Nov. 20, “Wildman” Steve Brill Wild Food and Ecology Four Hour Walking Tour, Union Turnpike and Francis Lewis Boulevard; 914-835-2153.

Forest Park

Nov. 20, Landscape Stewards: Trails Day, Forest Restoration; Thursdays, free chess lessons for all levels of play, adults and children 10+, registration required; 311 or www.nyc.gov/parks.

New York Hall of Science

Nov. 24, to Jan. 9, 2004, Illusion and certainty; Nov. 24 to Jan. 15, In Nature’s Light, Science, Technology and the Great World’s Fairs; November (weekends only) Cool Chemistry, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-699-0005.

Queens Botanical Garden

Nov. 13, Herbology VI; Nov. 18, Make Scents of Plants; Nov. 20, Herbology VII; Dec. 2, Growing Herbs; Dec. 4, Herbology VIII; Dec. 16, Terrariums; 718-886-3800.

Socrates Sculpture Park

32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 718-956-1819.


To March 2005, Ice skating season has begun: Wollman and Lasker Rink, Central Park; Abe Stark, Coney Island; World’s Fair Ice Skating Rink, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; World War II Veterans Memorial Rink, Staten Island and on Nov. 17 Kate Wollman Rink, Prospect Park. For information, call 311.


Nov. 20, St. John’s Prep H.S., all classes, call Barbara Mahoney, 718-721-7200, ext. 685.

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.

2005, St. Margaret’s School Class of 1965 40th reunion, contact Mary Ann Ribino, 718-454-3242.

School News & Events

Nov. 10, Steinway Intermediate School “Gift of Reading Day”; I.S. 141, 37-11 21st Ave., Long Island City; 718-278-6403.

Nov. 14, Queen of Angels Home School Association Holiday Boutique/Cake Sale, Skillman Avenue; 718-786-2990.

Saturdays, Martin Luther H.S. “Smart Saturdays” grades four through eight, programs in science, math and exploration, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.; 718-894-4000.

Ongoing, Newcomers H.S. registration 8:30 a.m. every day during the school year, 28-01 41st Ave., Long Island City; 718-937-6005.


Central Queens YM & YWHA

Nov. 10, Post-election lectures; Nov. 14, Youth Basketball League Practice Sessions; Nov. 18, 9th annual author’s luncheon; Nov. 29, free blood pressure screenings; Nov. 30, free special vision screening and lecture; 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 Y

Nov. 15 to Jan. 30, 2005, 10-week course in computers for children, adults and seniors; 718-551-9314; Monday to Sunday, ballroom dancing, computer learning opportunities; martial arts; training for Special Olympics; instructional wrestling; Smart Start; instructional soccer, instructional baseball, arts programs for youth, teens & adults, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information, call 718-479-0505.

Flushing Y

Ongoing: Flushing aquatics programs for 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; pilates, weight training for beginners; KidQuest, 138-46 Northern Blvd.; 718-961-6880, ext. 131.

Local Libraries

Nov. 12

10:30 a.m.PeninsulaToddler Learning Center

Nov. 13

10:30 a.m.CELBeginning Business Basics

FlushingBook Discussion Group

for Chinese Speakers

Nov. 14

2 p.m.FlushingFall Film Festival "Carol's Journey"; Tellabration! 2004:

Celebrate the Diversity of Queens….

Nov. 15

6 p.m.HillcrestWorking More Than 9 To 5

6:30 p.m.Forest HillsThe Elias Ladino Ensemble

Nov. 17

10:30 a.m.SeasideToddler Learning Center

Nov. 19

2:30 p.m.BelleroseAn Afternoon of Theater

Nov. 22

6 p.m.FlushingSmall Business Workshops

East ElmhurstOpen Mic Evening

Nov. 24

3:30 p.m.Broad ChannelPottery


Al-Anon of Jackson Heights, self-help for people affected by another person’s drinking, Tuesdays, :30 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd Street; 718-457-1511.

Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center, 108-22 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960; Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd.; 718-896-8511 Centers host many interesting and diverse courses and activities, call for more information.

Queensbridge Day Care child and adult care food program, 38-11 27th St., Long Island City.

Queens Women’s Network Multi-Service Center has a host of programs for displaced homemakers and domestic violence victims, (in English) and Spanish, for women and men, strictly confidential, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Suite 207, Jamaica; 718-657-6200.

Woodside On The Move employment assistance/placement services for local employers and employees. No age restriction, all programs are free, 39-42 59th St.; 718-476-8449, contact Gene Curry.

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