2005-04-13 / Community Calendar

Calendar of


Community Meetings


Apr. 14, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 45th Street, Rectory Basement; 917-650-7776.

Apr. 14, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 39-37 28th St., Long Island City; 718-786-2049.

Apr. 14, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Trinity Lutheran Auditorium, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village; 718-651-5865.


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

Apr. 21, 8 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Aurora Concepts, Parsons Boulevard, Fresh Meadows; 718-591-0100.

Community Boards

Apr. 13, 7:30 p.m., Board 5, 61-23 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718-366-1834.

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

Apr. 13, 7:45 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens; 718-263-9250.

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

Community Councils

Apr. 13, 8 p.m., 109th Police Precinct, 37-05 Union St., Flushing; 718-643-8052.

Apr. 20, May 19, 7:30 p.m., 112th Police Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills; Council112@yahoo.com.

Apr. 26, 8 p.m., sharp, 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor.

Community Education Councils

Apr. 21, May 19, 7:30 p.m., Council 26; M.S. 74, 71-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 718-631-6927.

May 10, 8 p.m., District 30, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein; P.S. 151, 50-05 31st Ave., Woodside; Jun. 14, P.S. 212, 34-25 82nd St., Jackson Hts., call 718-391-8380 for more information.


Apr. 18, 8 p.m., Queens Mineral Society; Queens College, New Science Building, Room D235; 718-554-5059.

Apr. 18, 6 p.m., SHHH; Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3183.

Apr. 21, May 12, Jun. 2, Jun. 23, Jul 14, Aug. 4, Aug. 25, Sep. 15, Oct. 6, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Dec. 29, LAND USE PUBLIC HEARINGS; May 16, Jun. 20, Sep. 19, Oct. 11, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board; May 17, Jun. 21, Sep. 20, Oct. 12, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, Queens Borough Hall, Borough President’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-2640.

Apr. 25, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Apr. 27, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue, Woodhaven; 718-845-3385.

May 5, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee; Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718-990-0700.

May 9, Jun. 13, Jul. 11, Aug. 8, Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 8 p.m., Elmhurst-Jackson Heights Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst; 718-429-9298.

Town Hall Meeting

Apr. 15, 9:30 a.m., Queens Jewish Community Council; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-544-9033.

Arts & Entertainment

Flushing Town Hall

Apr. 14, “Through Kids’ Eyes,” You Can Make Jazz; Apr. 15-17, “Other Words/Other Worlds,” Women of Rhyme and Song; Apr. 16, Jazz Classique; Apr. 16/17, Jazz and Poetry Marathon; Apr. 17, New Generation Gospel Singers and Sunday Brunch; Apr. 18, Author Russell Shorto; Apr. 22, Bright Sheng & Friends; Apr. 23, Saturday Mornings for Families, Be A Conductor!; Apr. 26, Make Your Own Storybook; Apr. 28, Gallery Event: Kids Copy Art; Apr. 30, Opera for Everyone; to Jun. 12, Through Kids’ Eyes; 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700.

LaGuardia Community College

Apr. 14, “Performance Planet” Gino Sitson, vocalist,; Apr. 22, Lou Donaldson Jazz Jam; May 7, Music/Dance Troupe, Raices Habaneras; Jun. 14, Singer/Songwriter, Kevin So, LaG CC, Little Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 718-482-5151.

Museum of the Moving Image

Apr. 15, The Holy Girl; Apr. 16, Candid Camera, Cachimba; Apr. 17, Nanook of the North, Chronicle of a Summer, Portrait of Teresa; Apr. 20, Cabin in the Sky; Apr. 21, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room; Apr. 22, Tai Chi Fist; Apr. 23, The Real World, Don’t Look Back, Lonely Boy, A Married Couple, Tabu; Apr. 24, The Little Fugitive, Beauty #2, Rape, Portrait of Jason, Tabu; Apr. 25 to Apr. 28, The Little Fugitive; Apr. 29, The Little Fugitive, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; Apr. 30, The Little Fugitive, David Holzman's Diary, Sherman's March, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; May 1, The Osbournes, Seventeen, sex, lies, and videotape, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; May 4, Buck Privates; May 6, A Peck on the Cheek; May 7, The Secret Cinema, Panel Discussion: The Reality Show: Film, TV, The Web, and Real Life, Tarnation, Rio Bravo; May 8, Secret Cinema, Grey Gardens, Happy Mother’s Day, Tarnation, Rio Bravo; 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Queensborough Community College

Apr. 16, National Acrobats of Taiwan; Apr. 17, TV Hit Parade; Apr. 30, Queens Symphonic Band; May 1, David Finckel & Wu Han, cello and piano, ongoing, An American Odyssey; African Art and the Khabouris Codex Exhibits; : 1945-1980, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.

Queens College

Apr. 15, An Evening With Natalie Cole; Apr. 16, Ahn Trio; Apr. 17, KIDSCLASSICS “Percussion”; Apr. 21, A Roundtable on the Art of Writing; to Jul. 14, Suzanne Benton: Face & Figure 1955-2005; , Queens College Campus, Flushing; 718-793-8080.

Queens Museum of Art

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; to Apr. 25, Films of Revolution and Responsibility, call for titles; 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

Apr. 15, Natalie Cole; Apr. 16, Jungle Book Ballet; Apr. 16, Steve Ross; Apr. 23, Urban Ballet; Apr. 30, Robin Hood, Thief of Hearts, Return of Beatlemania Again!; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0064.


Apr. 14, Jewish Child Care Association Theater For Action “Finding Home Again…”; TBD Midtown Manhattan; 718-742-8521.

Apr, 16, 30, Italian Charities of America Saturday dances; Apr. 17, Sunday dances with instructions, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Apr. 17, Queens Festival Orchestra/Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Concert; Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.; 516-785-2532.

Apr. 17, Queen of Angels Cill Cais Players present the one-act comedies “Half A Field” and “After Hours,”; 44-04 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside; 718-392-0111 or 718-729-6234.

Apr. 20, Queens Interagency Council On Aging “Hollywood on the Home Front: Classic Movies from the ’40s”; “Cabin in the Sky”; May 4, “Buck Privates”; May 18, “Double Indemnity”: Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-268-5954.

Apr. 22, -24, Apr. 29, 30, May 1, The Andrean Players present The Wizard of Oz, Andrean Hall, 157th Street and Northern Boulevard; 718-762-4423.

Apr. 23, Aisling Arts Ensemble present Work/Dream; The Undercroft at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St., Astoria, tickets at the door only.

To Apr. 24, Moni Oolyonghai Oil Paintings; Crystal Art Gallery, 31-10 Whitestone Expwy., Flushing; 718-961-7300.

•Astoria Performing Arts Center and Queens’ restaurateur Charlie Kourakos open mic and entertainment at Cabaret at The Cave, 31-11 Broadway, Astoria. For scheduled headliners and more information log onto www.apacny.org or call 718-278-5925.

Apr. 27, Max Eisen presents “She Who Burns”; Chashama Theater, 29-09 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City; 212-598-9135.

Apr. 28, Raccoon Space presents “In Rwanda We Say The Family That Does Not Speak Dies,” 43-32 22nd st., Suite 301, RSVP 718-784-9121.

Apr. 30, Bella Italia Mia Book Fair “A Celebration of Italian Authors”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Apr. 14, Queens Chamber of Commerce Installation Luncheon; Crowne Plaza La Guardia, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst.

Apr. 14, Center for the Women of New York 18th Annual Anniversary Dinner; La Guardia Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-565-8900.

Apr. 20, LICBDC Business Breakfast; Citibank, Court Square, 50th Floor; May 5, 6, Sixth Annual Spring Gathering; The Foundry, 42-38 9th St, Long Island City; RSVP 718-786-5300, ext. 21.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Apr. 17, Ravenswood Lions International Club Annual Charity Luncheon Fundraiser; Riccardo’s by the bridge, 21-01 4th Ave., Astoria; 718-932-1854.

Apr. 22, VFW Post 4787 Penny Social, 19-12 149th St., Whitestone; 718-746-0540.

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

May 19-22, St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30th Drive between 30th and 31st Streets.

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

Now, Queen of Angels School Fundraiser “Save Our School,” send tax-deductible donations to 44-15 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside, NY 11104; 718-937-3244.


Apr. 16, 17, 23, 24, Yili Natural Healthcare Seminar “Acupuncture for Health,” 92-30 56th Avenue, Elmhurst; 718-760-0889.

Apr. 16, FDNY & Forest Hills/Rego Park Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Blood Drive; Engine 305-Ladder 151 Firehouse, 111-02 Queens Blvd.

Apr. 17, QSAC Autism Awareness Day at Shea Stadium, Flushing; 718-728-8476, ext. 1016.

Apr. 20, NAMI Queens/Nassau presents “The Mental Health System: Commissioner Carpinello’s Vision”; Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium, 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks; 718-347-7284.

Apr. 21, NYPH Us Too! New York Prostate Cancer Survivor Support and Educational Group; New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 E. 68th St., Manhattan; 212-946-1494.

Apr. 22, Lighthouse International “Ask the Low Vision Doctor”; Goldman Building, 111 E. 59th St., Manhattan; 212-821-9384.

Apr. 24, American Diabetes Association Mall Walk for Diabetes & Fitness Festival; Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 888-342-2383.

Apr. 30, American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Shea Stadium, Flushing; 718-263-2225, ext. 26.

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.


Apr. 17, Richmond Hill Historical Society Honors Elisabeth Riis; Church of the Resurrection Mass Memorial commemorating the 100th Anniversary of her death; 85-09 118th St, Jamaica; and blessing of the grave site, Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens; 718-847-6070.

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

Apr. 15, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Rope Jumping Display, 267-07 76th Ave., New Hyde Park; 718-343-5683, ext. 132.

Apr. 15, 16, De Vry University National Video Game Tournament, pre-register between Mar. 30 and Apr. 12, 30-20 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-269-4374.

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

Apr. 16, Anthropology Museum of New York and Armenian Cultural Education Resource present “The Human Face of Anthropolgy” and “Armenia: Memories From My Home”; Queens College, 64-19 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718-428-5650.

Apr. 20, Jackson Heights Beautification Group Garden Club presentation; Community Church, 35th Avenue; 718-651-7745

Apr. 23, Queens Legal Services Corp. 5th Annual Queens Fair Housing Conference; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside; 718-647-8611, ext. 26.

Apr. 23, United Spinal 52nd Annual Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference; Maurice Fitzgerald Gymnasium, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 800-404-2898, ext. 282.

Apr. 23, 30, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Course; Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach; 718-387-4991 or 917-888-5868.

To Dec. 31, Queensborough Community College “Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered…”; 718-281-5770.

Long Island Children’s Museum

Apr. 25, Gyotaku: The Art of Japanese Fish Printing, Performance “Fish Tales”; Apr. 27, Lunar Calendars, Light from Life, Turtle Time; Apr. 28, Under the Sea, Green Thumb Gang; Apr. 29, Living Fossils; Kids First: Bi-Lingual Film Club Apr. 30, Poly Rhythms with David Pleasant, Messy Afternoons; May 1, Poly Rhythms with David Pleasant, Messy Afternoons, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Some advance registration required 516-224-5868.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Apr. 14, 21, May 5, 12, 19, Watercolor Flowers; Apr. 14, 21, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Conservation Club; Apr. 14, Spring Peeper Walk; Apr.16, 17, Bunny Bonanza; ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Queens Botanical Garden

Apr. 14, Honeybees In Our Garden, Unusual House Plants and Their Care; Apr. 16, Backyard Composting; Apr. 17, Plant Propagation; Apr. 21, Leaf Cuttings and Plant Propagation; Apr. 23, Nest Building with Recycled Materials; Apr. 23 to Jun. 18, Children’s Garden, Spring Session; Apr. 24, Understanding Herbal Medicine; May 1, Gardening Day; May 8, Medicine Cabinet in Your Kitchen; May 12, Making Teas and Vinegars, Starting Flowers and Vegetables from Seed; May 19, Basket Arrangement of Flowers; May 21, Making Paints from Nature; May 22, Making Herbal Medicines; May 26, Exploring Herbal Creams and Lotions; Jun. 9, Herbal Floral Arrangements; Jun. 12, Gardening on a Budget; Jun. 18, Garden Sun Prints; June 23, Fresh Flower Arranging; Jun. 26, Wonderful Weeds, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

Apr. 16, 17, Children’s Carnival; Apr. 24, 27th Annual Antique Auto Show, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

Voelker Orth Museum/Bird Sanctuary/Victorian Garden

Apr. 23, May 14, Jun. 11, Victorian High Tea; 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.


Apr. 16, High School of Art and Design Class of 1975 Reunion; Huntington Town House, Huntington Station, New York; 631-543-7523.

May, 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

Apr. 16, Mater Christi Drama Club 40th Anniversary Reunion; St. John’s Prep; e-mail JamesDavisW@aol.com.

Apr. 17, Richmond Hill Piecemakers Quilt Show; Holy Child Jesus School Auditorium, 86th Ave.; 718-846-3287.

Apr. 17, Queen of Angels Home School Association Cake Sale, Church Recreation Center, Skillman Avenue; 718-786-2990.

Apr. 22, Most Precious Blood School Grocery Bingo, adults 18+, 32-52 37th St., Astoria; 718-278-4081.

May 14, Long Island City H.S. Alumni Day, Long Island City; RSVP by May 1; 718-545-7095, ext. 5482.

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.

September, Our Lady of Fatima School Registration, pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, call 718-899-2801 for information.


Central Queens YM & YWHA

Apr. 26, Mattel’s Barbie Doll; Apr. 27, Senior Theater Acting Repertory; Apr. 28, Simcha Party/Cabaret Music; Apr. 29, Golden Oldie Video “The Scarlet Pimpernel”; 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

Apr. 13, 16, May 4, 7, Jun. 1, 4, 15, 18, Summer Day Camp Registration; Apr. 23, Barracuda Swim Team White Elephant Sale & Car Wash; 718-479-0505, ext. 421; Apr. 24-30, Free Week of Membership; to June 26, 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 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.

Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center, art, exercise, games, classes, social and volunteer services and breakfast, Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills; 718-620-8197.

Sunnyside Community Services for Adults, call Nancy Lee Hendley at 718-786-9273; Citizenship/ESL Classes, call Sonia at 718-784-6173, ext. 112 or Richard at ext. 111; 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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