2005-08-17 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events


Sep. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., New York Aquarium/Maimonides Medical Center blood drive in observance of the fourth anniversary of 9/11, Education Hall, West 8th Street and Surf Avenue,Coney Island; 718-265-FISH.

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.

•Check with your local Houses of Worship for 9/11 Memorial services.

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. 18, Community Education Council, District 26; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Room 128, Bayside; 718-631-6927.


Aug. 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m., The Council of Senior Centers and Services transportation summit meeting on van services; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 718-268-5960.

Aug. 29, 6 p.m., Queens Chapter of SHHH at Lex. “Sound and Fury,” Part 2, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718-264-3017.

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

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble

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.

Flushing Town Hall

To Aug. 28, Propulsion: Immortal Energies, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

Long Island Children’s Museum

Aug. 17, 19, 24, 26, Beach Collage Workshop; Aug. 18, 25, Creatures from Land and Sea Workshop; Aug. 23-26, Kandinsky’s Canvas; Aug. 23-27, Sounds Like…; Aug. 23, 24, Food from the Garden (weather permitting); Aug. 24, 26, Beach Collage; Aug. 25, Creatures from Land and Sea; Aug. 25, 26, Garden Printing (weather permitting); Aug. 26, Kid’s First! Film Club, “Danger Rangers” and “The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie”; Aug. 27, 28, Long Island Sand and Sea; ongoing, other early childhood programs, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, Long Island; 516-224-5800.

Museum of the Moving Image

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; Aug. 26, Fist and Sword: Martial Arts Film Classics, House Of Fury; Aug. 27, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2; Aug. 28, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2; Aug. 31. The Thing, About My Folks; to Jan. 15, 2006, GUMBY! 50th Anniversary, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Queens College

•Auditions, Choral Society, Aaron Copland School of Music, rehearsals begin Sep. 7 ; 718-997-3818 or e-mail musicdirector@qccsny.org.

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

To Oct. 9, Down the Garden Path:The Artists’ Garden After Modernism, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 718-592-9700.


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

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

Aug. 17, 24, Queens Jewish Community Council “Jewish Music Under the Stars”; Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; Aug. 31, MacDonald Park, Queens/Yellowstone Boulevards and 70th Road.

Aug. 17-Sep. 30, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Seven Artists Photography Exhibit “Traveling Light”, 74th and Broadway.

Aug. 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. 27, Bella Italia Mia “Italian American Women Writers”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

Aug. 31 to Sep. 4, Sep. 6-11, 14-18, Queens’ Players present “Cyrano de Bergerac”; The Creek Theater, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 347-724-4056, reservations recommended.

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.

To Sep. 10 Aug. 14, Noguchi Museum Gallery Exhibition and Installation; Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 718-204-7088.

To Sep. 15, The Lobby Gallery of the Durst Organization “Vignettes from the Queens Project: A Photographic Exhibition”, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan.

•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

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

Aug. 21, Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center Art Exhibit & Auction, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills.

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.

Oct. 16, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation 25th Annual “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2005”, Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard, pony rides, games, food, entertainment; 718-805-0202.


To Aug. 30, Actor’s Fund of America, 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. 18, Kew Gardens Community Center Movies “Cyrano de Bergerac”; Aug. 25, “My Wife is An Actress,” 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 718-268-5960.

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

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.

Aug. 30, Bay Terrace Community Alliance Sixth Annual Meet the Candidates Night; Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St.; 212-314-5054 or 718-279-9557.

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


Ongoing, Dream interpretation, first Sunday of every month, Ozone Park, www.dreams.meetup.com/126, 917-972-4866.

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. 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. 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.


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.

Aug. 18, Community Education Council, District 26 has an opening, applications will be accepted no later than Sep. 14. They can be obtained from the Parent Coordinator at a District 26 school or the district office, M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Room 128, Bayside; 718-631-6927.

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. 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.

Long Island City Y

Aug. 18, Trip to Lake Welch, 32-23 Queens Blvd., LIC.


•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, some have free lunch, call the center nearest you for information.

•Mount Sinai is looking for volunteers for their Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program. Emergency Room Advocates must live in Queens or Manhattan, to apply call 212-423-2140 or 718-736-1288.

•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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