2005-03-09 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Hippity-Hoppity Time

Mar. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Commerce Bank, free photos with the Easter Bunny; Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village; 718-894-6218; Mar. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Astoria, 31-90 Steinway St.; 718-269-6000.

Community Meetings


Mar. 10, Apr. 14, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 28th Street; 718-786-2049.

Mar. 10, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 45th Street, Woodside.

Mar. 14, Apr. 11, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl.; 718-894-4114.


Mar. 17, 8 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Aurora Concept, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing; 718-591-0100.

Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 23, Jun. 20, Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Republican Club; Trinity Lutheran Church, downstairs, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village.

Community Boards

Mar. 9, Apr. 13, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke.; 718-264-7895.

Mar. 9, 7:30 p.m., Board 5; Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Meeting Hall, 62-10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718-366-1834.

Mar. 9, 7:45 p.m., Board 6: P.S. 206, 61-21 97th Pl., Rego Park; 718-263-9250.

Mar. 10, Apr. 14, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St.; Mar. 15, Apr. 19, 7 p.m.; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718-786-3335.

Mar. 14, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718-359-2800.

Apr. 5, 7 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718-760-3141.

Community Councils

Mar. 16, 7:30 p.m., 112th Police Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.

Mar. 22, 7:30 p.m., 114th Police Precinct; Riccardo’s.

Mar. 29, 8 p.m., sharp, 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor.

Community Education Councils

Mar. 22, 6 p.m., District 24; P.S. 87, 67-54 80th St., Middle Village; 718-418-8160.

Apr. 12, District 30; I.S. 230, 73-10 34th Ave., Jackson Heights; May 10, P.S. 78, 48-09 Center Blvd., Long Island City; Jun. 14, PS. 212, 34-25 82nd St., Jackson Hts.; call 718-391-8380 for time and directions.


Mar. 10, 4 to 6 p.m., New York Metropolitan Transportation Council; NYC Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 1st Floor, 22 Reade St., Manhattan; 718-482-4559; Mar. 29, 10 a.m. to noon, NYMTC, 199 Water St., Manhattan; 212-383-7251.

Mar. 10, NYC Voter Assistance Commission; Queens Public Library, Conference Room A and B, 41-17 Main St., Flushing; 212-788-8384

Mar. 17, 5:45 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library Board of Trustees General Session, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718-990-0700.

Mar. 20, 9:30 a.m., Kew Forest Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718-AX 7-7711.

Mar. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Self Help for Hard of Hearing People; Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3183.

Town Hall Meetings

Mar. 15 7:30 p.m., Councilmember James F. Gennaro; Samaritan Village, 138-02 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor. For more information, call the councilmember’s district office at 718-217-4969.

Arts & Entertainment

Flushing Town Hall

To Apr. 3, Long Island City: The Creative Path showcases artists Lucy Fradkin, Eliot Lable and Mary Teresa Giancoli, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700.

LaGuardia Community College

Mar. 12, U.S. Premiere, Palo Flamenco; Mar. 24, Singer/ Songwriter, Haale; Apr. 14, Vocalist, Gino Sitson; May 7, Music/Dance Troupe, Raices Habaneras; Jun. 14, Singer/Songwriter, Kevin So, LaGCC, Little Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 718-482-5151.

Museum of the Moving Image

Mar. 11, Sexual Dependency; Mar. 12, Turn Left At The End Of The World, At Five In The Afternoon, Mar. 13, At Five In The Afternoon, Mon Trésor; Mar. 18, 19, 20, Effie Briest; Mar. 19, The Circle, The Ladies' Room, The Day I Became A Woman, Effie Briest; Mar. 20, Afghanistan Unveiled, Kandahar, Satin Rouge; Mar. 26, To Take A Wife, Rachida; Mar. 27, Osama, Rana's Wedding, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Noguchi Museum

Mar. 13, “Second Sundays” Noguchi and Graham: Selected Works for Dance, third program features “Noguchi/Graham Designs for Dance,” 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

Mar. 13, “Greater New York 2005” New Art in New York Now; ongoing in March, Hans-Peter Feldmann, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.

Queens College

Mar. 13, “Divahn” Simply Divine Middle Eastern and Sephardic music; 718-793-8080.

Queensborough Community College

Mar. 10, Destined to Live Book Signing/Discussion; Mar. 11-18, “Julius Caesar”; Mar. 16, “Stephanie Shih-Yu Cheng, Pianist”; Mar. 23, “Sheila Schonbrun, Soprano”; Mar. 27, “The Masters of Song: Avi Albrecht, Benjamin Warschawski”; to Mar. 31, “Echo Sonata” Paintings. “Mappings” Sculptures; “Painting with Fire; ongoing, An American Odyssey; African Art and the Khabouris Codex Exhibits; : 1945-1980, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.

Queens Museum of Art

Mar. 10, El Greco: From Crete to Venice to Spain, “Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India”; Mar. 13, South Asian Family Day; Mar. 17, Delacroix: From France to Morocco; Mar. 14-Apr. 25, Films of Revolution and Responsibility, call for titles; Mar. 26, 27, South Asian Dance and Theater Festival; Mar. 31, Van Gogh: From Holland to France; Apr. 1, South Asian American Art Today, offsite; Apr. 3, South Asian Contemporary Art, offsite; Apr. 7, Picasso: From Spain to France; Apr. 14, Kandinsky: From Russia to Germany; Apr. 21, Georgia O’Keefe: From Wisconsin to New York to New Mexico; Apr. 23, 24, South Asian Music Festival; Apr. 28, Isamu Noguchi: New York to Paris; May 5, Red Grooms: Tennessee to New York; May 21, South Asian Authors Today; 718-592-9700.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Mar. 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, The Value of Names; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0064.


Mar, 13, 20, Italian Charities of America Sunday dances with instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Mar. 13, The Children’s Orchestra Society Annual Concerto Extravaganza; Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 516-869-9696.

Mar. 13, Musica Reginae Afternoon of Chamber Music; Flushing Town Hall; 718-279-4842.

Mar. 26, CYPRECO of America, Music of the Ancient Greeks; Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, Astoria; 718-626-7896.

To Mar. 27, Thalia Spanish Theatre “I Love Tango,” 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718-729-3880.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Mar. 12, Dutch Kills Civic Association St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance; Riccardo’s by the Bridge, Astoria; 718-706-0565 or 718-729-7396.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Mar. 12, Italian Charities of America Flea Market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Mar. 31, Queens Symphony Orchestra 2005 Symphony Blast! Gala; Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel; 718-326-4455, ext. 16.

Apr. 24, Central Astoria LDC, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues.

May 18-23, St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30th Drive between 30th and 31st Streets.

May 30, September 25, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets.


Mar. 9, Queensborough Community College, Frank Egan Memorial Spring Health Lecture Series: “Nursing”; Mar. 16, “Doctor of Medicine”; Mar. 23, “Nutritionist”; 718-631-6322.

March, Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps is holding certification classes in CPR and First Aid, to register or for information, call 718-296-7918.

Apr. 9, Queens Centers for Progress and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection 30th Annual Hike-For-Health, in memory of Christopher Postiglione; 718-380-3000, ext. 298.

To Apr. 30, Hadassah “A Lifeline for Israel: The Hadassah Medical Organization, 1913-1967”; Center of Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., Manhattan; 212-303-8155.


Mar. 12, Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop-Shopping Gospel Choir “Funeral for the Trees”; Remsen House, 27th Avenue and 12th Street, Astoria, black armbands optional, 2 p.m.

Mar. 26, King Manor Museum Spring Egg Hunt, 150th Street and Jamaica Avenue; Jamaica; 718-206-0545.

Tuesday/Saturday/Sunday, Queens Historical Society, 40 Years of Chinese Immigrants in Queens; Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718-939-0647.

Items of Community Interest

Mar. 9, Queens College Center for Jewish Studies Spring 2005 Jewish Lecture Series “Jewish Gangsters in America”; Mar. 14, “The Limits of Jewish Pluralism…”; 718-997-5730.

Mar. 12, Commerce Bank and North Shore Animal League hosts Animal Care & Control of NYC “Partnership for Life Program, 2005 Queens ‘Pet-Fest’” adoption of homeless cats and dogs, 79-55 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 212-788-4000.

Mar. 13, ELMCOR Youth & Adult Activities “Shirokan Karate-Do Program”; Louis Armstrong Gymnasium, 107-20 Northern Blvd., Corona; 917-587-2748.

Mar. 16, Jackson Heights Beautification Group Garden Club; Community Church, 35th Avenue; 718-651-7745.

Mar. 18, Queensborough Community College “Financial Fitness For Life”; Mar. 20, “Living Room Witnesses…”; Mar. 23, “Globalization, Clash of Civilizations…” to Dec. 31, “Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered…”; 718-281-5770.

To Apr. 15, Neighborhood Housing Services Free Income Tax Preparation, 60-20 Woodside Ave. (inside Astoria Federal Savings), 2nd Floor, Astoria; 718-457-1017.

Long Island Children’s Museum

Wednesday-Friday, Early Childhood Programs: Music and Movement; stArt, and Messy Afternoons, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Some advance registration required 516-224-5868.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Mar. 11, 18, Acrylic Art Classes; Mar. 12, The Lost Highway; Mar. 19, Spring Migrants, Little Neck Bay Walk, APEC Square Dance; Mar. 20, Spring into Spring; ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Forest Park

Mar. 12, The Lost Highway; Mar. 19, Spring Egg-stravaganza; Mar. 20, Ethnobotany; Mar. 22, Rare Plant Lecture; Mar. 26, Night Hike; 718-846-2731 or 311.

Queens Botanical Garden

Mar. 13, Starting Vegetables and Flowers from Seeds; Mar. 19, Natural Lawn Care, Mon., Wed., Fri., seniors wanted for Senior Garden Program, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

Mar. 26, Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

Voelker Orth Museum/Bird Sanctuary/Victorian Garden

Mar. 16, Orchids For Your Home; Mar. 19, Apr. 23, May 14, Jun. 11, Victorian High Tea; Apr. 9, May 21, Trivia Pursuit Dinners: I “Ragtime to Blues,” II “The Silver Screen,” III “The Broadway Musical”, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing; 718-359-6227.


Mar. 19, Kissena Park Hike, Rose and Oak Avenues entrance; 311.

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, Kate Wollman Rink, Prospect Park. For information, call 311.


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.

School News & Events

Mar. 11, Long Island City H.S., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Trivia Challenge; 718-777-5172 or 646-327-7368.

Mar. 20, Queen of Angels Home School Association Cake Sale, Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside.

Apr. 9, Christ the King Regional H.S. Annual Hall of Fame Awards–Fundraising Dinner; 718-366-7400, ext. 272.

May, I.S. 125 Spring Festival Showcase. To donate goods, volunteer or contribute to any of these events, contact Parent Coordinator, Heather Strafer at 718-937-0320, ext. 414.


Central Queens YM & YWHA

Mar. 13, Kosher holiday treats; First Annual CQY Queens Chocolate Festival; Mar. 15, Lightning Out of Lebanon; Apr. 30, Art Exhibit of Queens Scenes; 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; Family Workshops, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Call for fees, 718-268-5011.

Cross Island Y

To Apr. 10, 10-week course in computers for children, adults and seniors; 718-551-9314; ongoing, art programs for youth, teens and adults, ballroom dancing, dance for ages 3 to 11, 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.


Al-Anon of Jackson Heights, self-help for people affected by another person’s drinking, Tuesdays, 8:30 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. All the centers host many interesting and diverse courses and activities, call the one nearest you for more information.

QSAC free training for parents and caregivers of children and adults with autism, every two weeks on Tuesday, 30-10 38th St., 3rd Floor, Astoria; 718-7-AUTISM, ext 1219.

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.

Sunnyside Community Services for Adults, call Nancy Lee Hendley at 718-786-9273; Home Care Project, Inc., call the Case Management Department at 718-786-6160, ext. 341, 345, 362; Immigration Information and Legal Assistance Referral Services, call Myrna Soto at 718-784-6173, ext. 115; Home Care Projects/Home Health Aide Job Opportunities, call Blanca Castillo at 718-784-6160, ext. 334; Western Queens Caregivers Network, call Fern Parker; 718-392-6945.

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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