2005-07-27 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events


Aug. 2, 7 p.m., 107 Police Precinct Community Council; Electchester Shopping Center, 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


Aug. 18, Sep. 22, 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 Education Councils

Jul. 28, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., Region 3, District 26; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Room 128, Bayside; 718-631-6927.


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. 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, Book Signing/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, Book signing/Discussion: The Search For Major Plagge: The Nazi Who Saved Jews, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.

Long Island Children’s Museum

Aug. 2, 3, Flowers and Plants; Aug. 2, 6, Waves of Blue; Aug, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, Beach Collage Workshop; Aug. 4, 5, Paint a Pot, Mark a Spot; Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, Creatures from Land and Sea Workshop; Aug. 5, 12, Kid’s First! Film Club, “Danger Rangers” and “The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie”; Aug. 6, 7, Constant Wonder Theater Performance “Long Island,” 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, Long Island; 516-224-5800.

Museum of the Moving Image

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


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

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

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.

Aug. 6, 20, Italian Charities of America Saturday Dances; Aug. 8, 19, 29, Mon., Fri., Sun. Dances with Instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

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. 11, Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, A Jazz Celebration of Ray Charles”; Aug. 18, “The Music of Cole Porter,” rain or shine, 71st Road near Austin Street; 718-268-6565.

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.

To Sep. 3, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Summer Celebration 2005, family-friendly music, food, art-making projects and live performances., in the courtyard; Saturdays at dusk thru Labor Day, James Turrell’s “Meeting,” 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.

•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. 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.

Aug. 13, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, refreshments available; 718-478-3100.

Aug. 14, Alley Pond Environmental Center Penny Social Fund Raiser, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.


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.


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

Aug. 1, 5, Forest Hills Community/Senior Center Concert Series; Aug. 4, Free Identification Card Program, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010.

Aug. 2, Kew Gardens Community Center Movies “Everybody’s Famous; Aug. 4, “Venus Beauty Institute; Aug. 9, “La Chevre”; Aug. 11, “8 Women”; Aug. 16, “The Closet”; Aug. 18, “Cyrano de Bergerac”; Aug. 25, “My Wife is an Actress,” 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 718-268-5960.

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

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

Aug. 25, 102nd Precinct Community Council and Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association Free Bus Trip to NYC Aquarium at Coney Island for children and chaperones, seating limited, departs at Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue; 718-805-0202.

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. 27, Aug. 3, 10, Eco-Adventurers; Jul. 28, Watercolor Workshops; Jul. 30, T-Shirt Tie Dye; Jul. 30, Aug. 13, Sand Animals and Art; Jul. 31, Nature Poetry Walk; Aug. 6, Little Chefs; Aug. 6, 20, Martin Waddel Fan Club Storytime; Aug. 13, Sand Art Terrariums; Aug. 14, Penny Social Fund Raiser; Aug. 20, The Art of Assemblage, Painting on Canvas, An Evening with the Stars; to Aug. 20, Family Camping (rain or shine); Aug. 27, Mad Scientist–Forest Findings; 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. 28, Virgil Scott Orchestra with crooner Greg Wilder; to Aug. 15, Free Skateboarding Clinic; Aug. 20, El Teatro Rodante Puertorriqueno presenta Don Quijote; Aug. 25, Movies Under the Stars, reservation required at Oak Ridge, 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. 30, The Shops at Atlas Park hosts “Let’s Dance” with Queens Dance Academy, “Naked Albert” and Greenmarket and Crafts Market, rain or shine; 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. 28, “Jewish Potpourri”; Aug. 2, 9, Duplicate Bridge; Aug. 17, Tour “Caramoor”; Aug. 22-26, Trip to Raleigh Hotel in the Catskills; 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.

Long Island City Y

Aug. 8, Upcoming Programs & Community Events Registration; Aug. 18, Trip to Lake Welch, payment must be received by Aug. 12, 32-23 Queens Blvd., LIC.


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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