2005-08-03 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events


Sep. 12, 7 p.m., United Community Civic Association/Port Authority of NY & NJ, annual candlelighting ceremony; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and Grand Central Service Road, Astoria Heights.

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

Aug. 9, 8 p.m., Region 4, District 30; P.S. 92, 99-01 34th Ave., Corona; 718-391-8380.


Aug. 8, 8 p.m., Whitestone VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 718-746-0540.

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.

Aug. 9, 8 a.m., New York League of Conservation Voters; Baruch College, School of Public Administration, Third Floor, Room 301, 135 E. 22nd St., Manhattan; 212-361-6350, ext. 206.

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

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. 3, Flowers and Plants; 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, Waves of Blue; Aug. 6, 7, Constant Wonder Theater Performance “Long Island,” 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, Long Island; 516-224-5800.

Museum of the Moving Image

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

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 Museum of Art

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

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.


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

Aug. 9, 10, 2006 Queens Community Arts Fund Application Information Sessions; Queens Library, Flushing branch, 47-17 Main St.

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, Queens Symphony Orchestra presents “Mozart Medleys & More”; Forest Park, George Seuffert Bandshell. For information, call 718-326-4455.

Aug. 14, Noguchi Museum “Second Sundays” Summer Music Series, Jazz Music; 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

To Aug. 7, Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America (St. Markella), 26th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak trestles.

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.

Aug. 14 , Steinway Street BID, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues (1 day, 5 blocks).

Aug. 18-21, Borgetto Cultural Association, Steinway Street between 25th and 28th Avenues.

Aug. 25, Forest Park, Movies Under the Stars Fundraiser to Benefit Children’s Programs, “Rear Window”; Golf Course, Forest Park Drive; 718-235-4100.

Sept. 5, 30th Avenue Business Association, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.


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.

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

Aug. 9, Kew Gardens Community Center Movies “La Chevre,” computer lessons; 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.

Aug. 27, American Museum of Natural History/Bank of America, Dinosaur Excavation Station, 79th Street and Central Park West, Arthur Ross Terrace, Manhattan; 212-313-7278.

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

Aug. 10, Eco-Adventurers; Aug. 13, Sand Animals and Art; Sand Art Terrariums, Hunt for Purple Flowering Raspberries with “Wildman” Steve Brill; Aug. 14, Penny Social Fund Raiser; Aug. 20, Martin Waddel Fan Club Storytime, 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

Aug. 4, The New Rascals; Aug. 8, “The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck”; Aug. 14, Asian Long Horned Beetle Lecture, David Cedeno and his Salsa American Orchestra; Aug. 15, Songwriter, Commedian, Writer Thaddeus Rex ; to Aug. 15, Free Skateboarding Clinic; Aug. 17, Forest Park Neighborhood History; Aug. 18, The Nashville Attitude–An Evening of Country; Aug. 19, Billy C Friends–Rock & Roll Aug. 20, El Teatro Rodante Puertorriqueno presenta Don Quijote; Aug. 22, Nick the Balloonatick; Aug. 24, Forest Park Glacial Walk; Aug. 25, Movies Under the Stars, “Rear Window”; Aug. 26, Movies Under the Stars, reservation required at Oak Ridge, go to www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311.

Queens County Farm Museum

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.


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

Aug. 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. 5, The Good Earth.

Aug. 6, Sounds from Bangladesh.

Aug. 8, “The Bad Seed.”

Aug. 10, The Great Gatsby.

Aug. 11, Wuthering Heights.

Aug. 12, A Child Called “It.”

Aug. 13, The Origin of the Papacy, Indian Crafts Featuring Henna Painting and Menhdi.

Aug. 17, 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Book Sales, Astoria Branch.

Aug. 18, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Aug. 24, My Antonia.

Aug. 25, 1 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Book Sales, Hillcrest Branch.

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

To August 27, Enchanting Taiwan.

Aug. 29, 1 to 7 p.m., Book Sales, Bellerose Branch.

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 and 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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