2005-07-20 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Nat’l Night Out Against Crime

Aug. 2, 7 p.m., 107 Police Precinct Community Council; Electchester Shopping Cener, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.

Aug. 2, 6 to 9 p.m., 112th Police Precinct Community Council; MacDonald Park Park, corner of Queens and Yellowstone Boulevards, Forest Hills/Rego Park.

Community Meetings


Sep. 11, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Aurora Concepts, Parsons Boulevard north of Union Turnpike; 718-591-0100.

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.

Community Boards

Sep. 18, Oct. 11, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Board 8; location to be determined; 718-264-7895.

Community Councils

Jul. 26, 7:30 p.m., 112th Police Precinct at the 112th Police Precinct, Forest Hills.

Community Education Councils

Jul. 21, 8 p.m. , School District 26, M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 718-631-6927.

Jul. 21, 8 p.m., School District 30; P.S. 212 Auditorium, 34-25 82nd St., Jackson Heights; 718-391-8380.


Jul. 20, COP 104; Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.; 718-651-5865.

Jul. 25, 6 p.m., SHHH Queens Chapter Film Presentation “Sound and Fury,” 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3183.

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.

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

Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jackson Heights Beautification Club Garden Club; Community Church, 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble

Jul. 20, Contemporary Fiction/Non-Fiction Book Group Dogs of Babel ; Jul. 24, Scrapbooking Workshop; Jul. 26, Meet the Classics Book Group The Hobbit ; Jul. 30, Pancake Pig Character Appearance; Aug. 8, Open Mic Poetry; Aug. 10 , Disney Princess Children’s Craft & Storytime; Aug. 15 , Poetry Writing Group; Aug. 17 , Contemporary Fiction/Non-Fiction Book Group: Empire Falls; Aug. 18, Booksigning/Discussion: Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation ; Aug. 23 , Meet The Classics Book Group: The Magician’s Nephew; Aug. 24 , American Girl Slumber Party; Aug. 27 , Spot Character Appearance; Aug. 28, Booksigning/Discussion: The Search For Major Plagge: The Nazi Who Saved Jews, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.

Museum of the Moving Image

Jul. 20 , Spare Parts; Jul. 22 , Stander; Jul. 23 , The Roaring Twenties, They Drive By Night, Blow-Up; Jul. 24 , The Roaring Twenties, The Strawberry Blonde, Blow-Up; Jul. 27 , Take Care Of My Cat; Jul. 29 , Last Tango In Paris; Jul. 30 , High Sierra, They Died With Their Boots On, Last Tango In Paris; Jul. 31 , High Sierra, Desperate Journey, Last Tango In Paris; Aug. 3 , Knife In The Water; Aug. 5 , Just One Look; Aug. 6 , Gentleman Jim, Uncertain Glory, Rules Of The Game; Aug. 7 , Objective, Burma!, Regeneration, Rules Of The Game; Aug. 10 , House Party; Aug. 12 , Merry Christmas; Aug. 13 , Pursued, Wild Strawberries; Aug. 14 , Colorado Territory, Pursued, Wild Strawberries; Aug. 17 , Central Station; Aug. 19 , The Robin Harris Story: We Don't Die, We Multiply; Aug. 20 , Captain Horatio Hornblower, White Heat, The Last Laugh; Aug. 21 , The Lawless Breed, White Heat, Last Laugh; Aug. 24 , Pather Panchali; to Jan. 15, 2006, GUMBY! 50th Anniversary, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Queensborough Community College

Jul. 30, 31, Theatre Arts Center “Bound For Broadway 2005”; to Sep. 30, Artists and Patrons in Traditional African Cultures; to Dec. 31, An American Odyssey; African Art and the Khabouris Codex Exhibits: 1945-1980; ongoing, Wednesdays/Thursdays, The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York & Armenia Cultural Education Resource Center Gallery, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.

Queens College

Jul. 31, Summer Fest All-Day Music Latin Jazz Festival; Queens College Campus, Flushing; 718-793-8080.

Queens Museum of Art

Jul. 25, “Mandela and DeKlerk; Jul. 22, Kids Dance Queens Vol. 1, Korean Traditional Music and Dance Institute, My Beautiful Girl Mari; Jul. 29, Kids Dance Queens Vol. 2, La Cumbiamba eNeYe, Te Busco; now to Oct. 9, Down the Garden Path:The Artists’ Garden After Modernism, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 718-592-9700

Queens Theatre in the Park

Jul. 27, Latino Cultural Festival, Mexico Hurray!, Peru Negro, Conjuncto Costeno; Jul. 28, Peru Negro, July 29, Karimbo & Contramano; July 30, Mariachi Academy, Vivos; July 31, Joseito Mateo, Aug. 1, Candido; Aug. 2, Eva; Aug. 3, Open Mic with Alba Sanchez & Vaccaro Dance; Aug. 4, Ray Casto & Conjuncto Clasico, The 40’s; Aug. 5, Frivolidad; Aug. 6, Illapu; Aug. 7, Sofrito, Latin Legends with Yomo Toro & Larry Harlow; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 717-760-0064.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Jul. 20, “Spare Parts”; Jul. 27, “Take Care of My Cat,” Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City; 718-956-1819.


Ju1. 21, Kew Gardens Community Center/Forest Hills “Amelie”; Jul. 28, “L’Auberge Espagnole,” 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 718-268-5960.

Jul. 22, 23, 28, 31, Aug. 5, 6, En Avant Playwrights Sixth Annual Midtown International Theater Festival “Grieving or Genevieve”; The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th St., 4th Floor, Manhattan; 212-868-4444.

Jul. 23, Author Doug Berman autographs his book I Can’t Remember ; Constantine’s Deli, 205-10 48th Ave., Bayside; 718-224-8246

To Jul. 24, Italian Charities of America Sunday Dances with Instruction; Jul. 23, Saturday Dances 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Jul. 25, Bella Italia Mia “The Giglio Feast of Brooklyn: Building Upon Solid Roots”; Glendale Library, 78-60 73rd Pl.; 718-426-1240.

Jul. 30, Astoria Performing Arts Center “Summer Stars”; The Cave, 31-11 Broadway, Astoria; 917-701-8670.

Jul. 31, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Summer Celebration 2005, family-friendly music, food, art-making projects and live performances., in the courtyard, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.

Jul. 31, Queens Symphony Orchestra presents “Opera Classics”; Forest Park, George Seuffert Bandshell; Aug. 3, “A Summer Evening of Opera Classics”; St. John’s University, Jamaica Estates; Aug. 7, “A Tribute to Broadway”; Forest Park, George Seuffert Bandshell; Aug. 14, “Mozart Medleys & More”; Forest Park, George Seuffert Bandshell. For information, call 718-326-4455.

To Aug. 7, The Chocolate Factory presents “The Gut Girls,” 5-49 49th ave., Long Island City.

To Aug. 8, St. John’s University Annual Student Art Exhibition, Chung–Cheng Art Gallery, SunYat Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica Estates; 719-990-6161.

Aug. 13, 14, 20, 21, The Minstrel Players of Northport present “Crossing Delancey,” 130 Main St., Northport Village, Long Island; 800-260-2390.

Aug. 14, Noguchi Museum Design “Second Sundays” Summer Music Series, Music for Sitar and Tabla; to Sep. 10, Gallery Exhibition and Installation; Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 718-204-7088.

•AQA Gallery “Got Art?” Painting and Drawing Workshops, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-520-9842.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Oct. 20, John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens Dinner Dance; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-591-0100.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

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.


Jul. 20, NAMI Queens/Nassau, Suicide and Its Prevention; Hillside Hospital’s Sloman Auditorium, 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks; 718-347-7284 or 516-326-0797.

Jul. 26, Forest Hills Community House/Senior Center, Atlantic City-Showboat Casino, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010.

Jul. 28, Visiting Nurse Service of New York “End of Life, Advance Directives and New York Law” workshop; Queens Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing; 212-609-1550.

To Aug. 30, Actor’s Fund of America’s Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, Quit Smoking Support Group for Women; The Aurora, 475 w. 57th St., 2nd Floor, Manhattan, to register call 212-628-9090.


Jul. 23, Historic New York Tours “Long Island City: Old and New” walking tour, meet at Court Square, Long Island City; 646-298-8669.

Ongoing, Greater Astoria Historical Society, “Astoria’s Greatest Generation: World War II + 60 Years; Quinn’s Funeral Home, Astoria; 718-278-2437.

Items of Community Interest.

Jul. 21, Brandeis Association Starlight Cruise aboard Skyline Princess , space is limited reserve by Jun. 30; 718-520-3903 or 718-298-1219.

To Jul. 22, Federation of Italian–American Organizations of Queens, Inc. Premier Soccer Camp, ages 6 to 15; FIAO Soccer Field, 20th Avenue, Astoria; 718-204-2444.

Jul. 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, True Potential Toastmasters; Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 347-612-2091.

Jul. 31, Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center CR Boutique and Talent Show, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718-520-8197.

Aug. 13, Magic of Astoria Art Show, space available for atists; 718-721-4037.

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


Ongoing, Forty Plus of New York; Resume assistance Orientation and Tour, fee charged, 212-947-4230.

Ongoing , New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training programs, call your local community board to sign up.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Jul. 21, 28, Watercolor Workshops; Jul. 23, Martin Waddell Fan Club Storytime, Swirling Landscapes; Jul. 30, Aug. 13, Sand Animals and Art; Jul. 27, Aug. 3, 10, Eco-Adventurers; Jul. 30, T-Shirt Tie Dye; Jul. 31, Nature Poetry Walk, to Aug. 20, Family Camping (rain or shine); ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Forest Park

Jul. 21, An Evening of Comedy; Jul. 24, Country Music & Dance Festival; Jul. 25, Russian–American Kids Circus; Jul. 28, Virgil Scott Orchestra with crooner Greg Wilder; to Aug. 15, Free Skateboarding Clinic; Woodhaven Boulevard/Forest Park Drive, go to www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311.


Queens County Farm Museum

Jul. 29-31, 27th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow to Aug. 12, Children’s Summer Program;, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

Socrates Sculpture Park

To Aug. 7, Sport, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 718-956-1819.


Jul. 23, Atlas Park, Greek Culture Celebration, Caricature Artist, Sour Grapes’ Folk Music, Greenmarket and Crafts Market; 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale, 311.

Jul. 31, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Summer Celebration 2005, family-friendly music, food, art-making projects and live performances, 2225 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084 or www.ps1.org.

To Aug. 14, Urban Park Rangers Nature Walks Sundays, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; Saturdays, Fort Totten/Willets Point and Kissena Parks; 718-352-4793 ext 18 or 311.

To Aug. 27, “Step Out New York City,” 80 locations citywide, for a complete list of participating sites, call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/parks.

School News & Events

To Aug. 17, Aug. 29 to Sep. 2, Newcomers H.S. registration, 28-01 41st Ave., Long Island City; 718-937-6005.

Sept. 24, Holy Cross H.S., five-week TACHS Preparation Program for the eighth grade, call 914-771-8577.

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


Central Queens YM & YWHA

Jul. 20, “Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway” trip; Jul. 26, Aug. 2, 9, Duplicate Bridge; Jul. 26, “Healing Power of the Drum”; to Jul. 26, “Connections” Post-Bereavement Program; Jul. 28, “Jewish Potpourri”; Aug. 17, Tour “Caramoor”; ongoing, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, belly, Israeli, line, jazz dancing; 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; Hevesi Library, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Call for fees, 718-268-5011.

Cross Island Y

To Aug. 28, Computer Learning for Children, Adults and Seniors; ongoing, art programs for youth, teens and adults ; ballroom dancing, dance for ages 3 to 11; computer learning opportunities; instructional wrestling, soccer, baseball; martial arts; Smart Start; training for Special Olympics, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information, call 718-479-0505.


Jul. 22, 23, 25, book sales at select branches.

Jul. 23, Nepal: What’s Happening Now?

Aug. 6, Sounds from Bangladesh.

Aug. 13, The Origin of the Papacy.

Aug. 27, Green Berets in the War Against Terrorism.

To Sep. 2, The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.

Sep. 17, Symbols and Meaning in Tibetan Art .

Sep. 24-25, India Day Festivities… .

For more information on events at your local branch, call 718-990-0706.


•Catholic Charities/BFFY Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care Center has openings for diagnosed participants, 157-16 65th Ave., Flushing; 718-358-3541.

•Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center,

108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010; Kew Gardens Community & Senior 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.

•Queens Hospital Center free Smoking Cessation Program; 718-883-4208.

•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.

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