May 7, 10 to noon, May 14, 1 to 3 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center “Wild Mother’s Day,” pre-registration required, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.
May 8, 10 a.m, Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center boutique; noon, lunch; 1 p.m. musical tribute, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills.
May 5, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-01 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; 718-932-5415.
May 9, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, Juniper Valley Road; 718-894-4114.
May 13, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven Development; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven.
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.
May 4, 7:45 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-263-9250.
May 11, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke.; 718-264-7895.
May 12, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; New York Center for Rehabilitation Care, 26-13 21st St., 9th Fl.; May 17, 7 p.m.; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718-786-3335.
May 19, 7:30 p.m., 112th Police Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills; Council112@yahoo.com.
Community Education Councils
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.
May 19, 7:30 p.m., Council 26; M.S. 74, 71-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 718-631-6927.
Apr. 27, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue, Woodhaven; 718-845-3385.
May 4, 7 p.m., Queens Congregations United for Action; Our Lady of Sorrows R.C., Church, 104-11 37th Ave., Corona; 718-424-7554.
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.
May 11, Jun. 15, Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jackson Heights Beautification Club Garden Club; Community Church, 35th Avenue.
Arts & Entertainment
Flushing Town Hall
Apr. 28, Gallery Event: Kids Copy Art; Apr. 30, Opera for Everyone; May 7, Recording Is King in Queens; May 14, Clown Around with the Classics; May 21, Chamber Orchestra Serenades; to Jun. 12, Through Kids’ Eyes; 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700.
LaGuardia Community College
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
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, The Secret Cinema, Grey Gardens, Happy Mother’s Day, Tarnation, Rio Bravo; 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.
Queensborough Community College
Apr. 30, Queens Symphonic Band; May 8, Night of 100 Stars; May 14, Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story; May 22, Oratorio Society of Queens; May 15 to Sep. 30, Artists and Patrons in Traditional African Cultures; ongoing, An American Odyssey; African Art and the Khabouris Codex Exhibits; : 1945-1980, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.
May 1, David Finckel and Wu Han Chamber Music; May 7, Soh Daiko: Japanese Taiko Drummers, An Evening with Michael Feinstein; May 14, Choral Society presents the Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem; May 15, KIDSCLASSICS “Tutti”; to Jul. 14, Suzanne Benton: Face & Figure 1955-2005; , Queens College Campus, Flushing; 718-793-8080.
Queens Museum of Art
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. 30, Robin Hood, Thief of Hearts, Return of Beatlemania Again!; May 5, 7, Trinity Irish Dance Company; May 13-15, 18, 21, 22, “Swango: West Side Story meets Contact”; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0064.
Apr. 27, Chashama Theater Previews “She Who Burns,” 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. 29, 30, May 1, The Andrean Players present The Wizard of Oz, Andrean Hall, 157th Street and Northern Boulevard; 718-762-4423.
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.
May 4, “Buck Privates”; May 18, “Double Indemnity”: Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-268-5954.
May 7, Women’s Studio Center Children’s Art Workshop; May 14, 15, Summer LongIsCity Arts Weekend; 718-361-5649.
May 18, 19, Queens Symphony Orchestra Spring 2005 Young People’s Concerts; 718-326-4455.
To May 22, Athanasiades Cultural Center presents Anna Parathyra and Dionisios Kavvadias: Artists At Work, 30-98 42nd St., Astoria.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances
May 5, 6, Sixth Annual Spring Gathering; The Foundry, 42-38 9th St, Long Island City; RSVP 718-786-5300, ext. 21.
May 6, Order Sons of Italy 23rd Anniversary Golden Lion Awards Dinner; Garden City Hotel, Garden City, Long Island; 800-322-OSIA.
May 13, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation 26th Anniversary Welcome Spring to Woodhaven Dinner Dance; LeCordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven; 718-805-0202.
Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
May 5, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Annual Networking Reception for Capital Campaign Funding, Schneider Children’s Hospital, 267-07 76th Ave., New Hyde Park; 718-343-5683, ext. 132.
May 7, Bobbi & the Strays 2005 Fundraiser for the Animals; McCabe’s Pub, 96-30 Linden Blvd., Ozone Park; 718-843-9831.
May 7, Historic Jackson Heights Annual Spring Flea Market, Towers Co-op, 80th Street; 718-639-0581.
May 10, AMIT Annual Mildred Lieberman Fresh Air Fund Luncheon; Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, 193-10 Peck Ave.; 212-477-4720.
May 12, ANIBIC Third Annual Spring Fashion Show; Joe Abbracciamento’s, 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park; 718-423-9550.
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.
Jun. 22-26, St. Antonio Abate Society of Castrofilippo, Ditmars Boulevard between 35th and 38th Streets.
Jul. 17, Friends of Community Board 1, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.
Jul. 24, 114th Police Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol, Broadway between Crescent and 31st Streets.
Jul. 28-31, St. Irene Chrysovalantou Monastery, 23rd Avenue from 35th to 37th Streets and 36th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak overpass.
Jul. 30, Dutch Kills Civic Association, 36th Avenue between 29th and 35th Streets.
Be compliant not defiant.
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.
•College Point Road Runners Track Club, Wednesday night, Speed Workouts; Unisphere, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; Friday, Sport Running for Kids, McNeil Park; 718-762-1519.
May 16, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps Annual Blood Drive, critical blood shortage, 92-29 Metropolitan Ave.; 718-268-6935.
Apr. 30, Queens Historical Society Walking Tour of Flushing’s Chinatown; May 7, Appraisal Day, $5 first item, $2 each additional item; Tuesday/Saturday/Sunday, 40 Years of Chinese Immigrants in Queens; Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718-939-0647.
May 4, Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society “Springtime on the Hudson” Tour; Emmanuel Church, Woodhaven; RSVP 631-226-3992.
May 14, Historic New York Tours, special walking tour of Sunnyside Gardens; Vincent Daniels Park, 52nd Street; 646-298-8669.
May 19, Greater Astoria Historical Society “Salute to the Greatest Generation; VE Day +60 Years”; Quinn’s Gallery, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City.
Items of Community Interest
Apr. 29, South Queens Park Association and the UniverSoul Circus Senator Malcolm A. Smith Night; Roy Wilkins Park, Jamaica; 800-316-7439.
Apr. 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.
May 2, The Legal Referral Service, Free Information Fair; Queens Civil Court, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica.
May 3-15, Queensborough Community College “March of the Living 2005” trip to Poland and Israel; to Dec. 31,“Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered…”; 718-281-5770.
May 6, Neighborhood Housing Services, free seminar for homeowners; May 26, Realtors Night, 60-20 Woodside Ave., 2nd Floor, registration required; 718-457-1017.
May 7, Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network First Neighborhood Cleanup Day for 2005, rain date May 15; Vincent Daniels Park, 43rd Avenue; 646-298-8669.
May 11, Parker Jewish Institute conference “The Demon Within…”; Long Island Jewish Medical Center; 718-224-0566.
May 14-30, Big Apple Circus; Cunningham Park, Jamaica Estates; 800-922-3772.
Long Island Children’s Museum
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
May 1, 2, 15, 28, Crazy for Caterpillars; May 5, 12, 19, Watercolor Flowers; May 5, 12, 19, 26, Conservation Club; May 6, 13, 20, Jun. 3, 10, Acrylic Art Classes; May 7, Physics of Bubbles; May 14, Learn to Draw Animals with Pastels; 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
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; to Jun. 18, Children’s Garden, Spring Session; June 23, Fresh Flower Arranging; Jun. 26, Wonderful Weeds, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.
Voelker Orth Museum/Bird Sanctuary/Victorian Garden
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.
May 14, Forest Park “It’s My Park! Day in Forest Park,” registration required by May 6; George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Boulevard, 718-235-4100.
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. 29, St. Mel Home School Association Ladies Night Fundraiser, 154-24 26th Ave., Flushing.
May 14, Long Island City H.S. Alumni Day, Long Island City; RSVP by May 1; 718-545-7095, ext. 5482.
May 15, Queen of Angels Home School Association Cake Sale; Jun. 12, Annual Rummage Sale, Church Recreation Center, Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside; 718-786-2990.
May 17, Garden School PTA Seventh Annual Walk-a-Thon to benefit the Science Department, 33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights; 718-229-6888.
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. 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; May 3, Holocaust Memorial Day; May 10, meet comedy writer Rodney Rothman; 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. 30, Free Week of Membership; May 4, 7, Jun. 1, 4, 15, 18, Summer Day Camp Registration; 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.
Central LibraryBilingual Storytime (In English
ElmhurstToddler Learning Center (In Mandarin)
Flushing LibraryToddler Learning Center
Rochdale VillageToddler Learning Center
BroadwayToddler Crafts Time
Flushing LibraryChess Time Workshop
WoodsideShadow Puppets From
Around the World
East FlushingArts and Crafts
Flushing LibraryTimeOut for Teens
Flushing LibraryInfoLinQ Class in English
ElmhurstToddler Learning Center (In Mandarin)
Flushing LibraryTour of Flushing Library
BroadwayKnitting Workshop with Claire Weiner
Flushing LibraryChess Club; Voodoo Music and Dance
Forest HillsThe Con Brio Ensemble
SunnysideThinking About Buying
Your First Home? (In Spanish)
Central LibraryBody & Soul: An 80th Anniversary
Tribute to Billie Holiday
Queens VillageAn Afternoon of Hawaiian Cultural Dance, Music and Folklore
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.
Melrose Credit Union, seniors meet free, contact Willie Bly, 139-30 Queens Blvd., Jamaica; 718-658-3200.
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.