2005-08-24 / 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.

Sep. 18, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start, Cross Island YMCA Tolerance & Harmony 5K Walk/Run dedicated to those lost on 9/11, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 718-551-9337.

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

Community Meetings


Sep. 12, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl.; 718-894-4114.


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.

Sep. 22, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Aurora Concepts, Parsons Boulevard north of Union Turnpike; 718-591-0100.

Community Boards

Sep. 6, 7:30 p.m., Board 11; M.S. 158, 46-35 Oceania St., Bayside; 718-225-1054.

Sep. 12, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718-359-2800.

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


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. 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. 25, Creatures from Land and Sea Workshop; 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”, Beach Collage Workshop, Kandinsky’s Canvas; to Aug. 27, Sounds Like…; 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. 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

Sep. 18, “Catskills on Broadway,: “On Austrian Soil…”; 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. 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. 27, Bella Italia Mia “Italian American Women Writers”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

Aug. 29, Italian Charities of America Mon., Fri., Sun. Dances with Instruction; Sep. 10, 24, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Aug. 31 to Sep. 4, Sep. 7-11, 14-16, Queens’ Players present “Cyrano de Bergerac”; The Creek Theater, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 347-724-4056, reservations recommended.

Sep. 2, Viviana Grell presents a “Rock & Roll Dance Party” for singles over 40 ; Spark Cafe, 161 W. 22nd, Manhattan; 917-292-2683.

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, 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.

Sep. 30, Killing Kompany Murder Mystery Dinner Shows “Desperate Housewives, Desperate Killers!”; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-721-7777.

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

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Sep. 19, Queens Economic Development Corporation Queens Restaurant Week celebrating the 1964 New York World’s Fair. For information, visit www.discoverqueens.info.

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

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

Sep. 10, Alley Pond Environmental Center Penny Social Fund Raiser “Holidays in August”, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Sep. 17, Italian Charities of America Flea Market, refreshments will be available, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Sep. 25, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals, Broadway and Crescent to 47th Street.

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.

Sep. 14, New York Department for the Aging “Senior Stroll 2005. For information or to register, call 212-442-1399.

Sep. 15, Us Too! New York Prostate Cancer Survivor Support and Educational Group; New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 E. 68th St., Manhattan; 212-946-1494.

Sep. 18, Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens 2nd Annual Hon. Gloria D’Amico Fun/Run Walk; Astoria Park Track; 718-728-0946.

Sep. 23, Hispanic AIDS Forum Fourth Annual Queens Health Fair; Woodside Memorial Park, Woodside Avenue; 718-803-2766.

Sep. 27, North Shore LIJ Brain Injury Caregiver Roundtable; North Shore LIJ Stern Family Center, 125 Community Dr., Great Neck; 516-562-8031.


Sep. 4, Central Queens Historical Society Fall Walking Tours, “Downtown Forest Hills”; Sep. 11, “Forest Hills Gardens I”; Sep. 18, Forest Hills Gardens II; Sep. 25, “Downtown Richmond Hill”; contact Jeff Gottlieb, 718-896-4416 or 917-376-4496.

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. 25, Kew Gardens Community Center Movies “My Wife Is An Actress,” 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 718-268-5960.

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. 29, Councilmember Tony Avella and the Partnership for Parks need volunteers for a “Sunset Beach Clean Up”; Francis Lewis Park, Whitestone; 917-723-3289.

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.

Sep. 10, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens ESL, Citizenship Training, seating is limited, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718-204-2444.

Sep. 10, 13, 14, Italian Charities of America Italian Language Classes for adults and children, fee charged, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Sep. 13, 20, Selfhelp Austin Street ESL classes, advance registration required, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718-520-8197.

Sep. 14, Pomonok Neighborhood Senior Center trip to Mighty M. Gaming, Monticello Race Track, Monticello, New York; 718-591-3377.

Sep. 17, 24, HANAC and HPD free certifiction courses, Lead Safe Work Practices; Sep. 19, 26, Local Law 1; Sep. 20, 27, Lead Awareness Visual Inspection; Sep. 21, 28, Environmental Health & Safety; P.S. 19, 98-02 Roosevelt Ave., Corona; 718-267-9876 or 718-802-4578.

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. 27, Mad Scientist–Forest Findings; Aug. 27, Sep. 11, 18, Down By The Bay; Sep. 10 (raindate Sep. 11), Outdoor Vendor Yard Sale; Sep. 11, 18, 25, Crawling Critters; Sep. 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, Sunny Bunnies; Sep. 17, An Evening With the Stars, Astronomy Program; Sep. 18, Pumpkin Sketch in 3D, Painting on Canvas; Sep. 22, 29, Conservation Club; Sep. 24, National Estuaries Day Festival, APEC Square Dance; 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. 24, Forest Park Glacial Walk; Aug. 25, Movies Under the Stars, “Rear Window”; Aug. 26, Movies Under the Stars, reservation required; Sep. 3, Birds of Prey Day, “Wildman” Steve Brill Ecology Tour; go to www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311.

Queens Botanical Garden

Sep. 17, Poetry Among the Flowers: Queens Meets Asia, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

Sep. 18, 24th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.


Aug. 27, The Green at The Shops at Atlas Park “The Park Meets the Arts/Hobby Day” free festival, Greenmarket, face painters, All the Buzz Party Dance/Games, crafts, drawing and sketching sessions, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale; 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

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

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

Sep. 29, The Renaissance Charter School Open House for High School Sept. 2006, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 718-803-0060, ext. 106.

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


Central Queens YM & YWHA

KIDS: Sep. 12, Fun & Fitness at Home; Sep. 13, Sports & Games; Sep. 14, Martial Arts Classes; Sep. 15, Gymnastics Class; Sep. 18, Fall Family Festival; Sep. 22, Stroll & Tone; ADULTS: Sep. 12, Russia & The Ukraine Lecture; Sep. 13, Ernestine Bradley Kicks Off Author Series; Sep. 21, Fall Foliage Trip to Amherst, Massachusetts; 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–all ages and registration for new sessions; Sep. 12 to Nov. 20, Computer Learning; 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.


Aug. 24, My Antonia , “Understanding the Public School System” in Mandarin.

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.

Sep. 2, Plainsong.

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

Sep. 17, Symbols and Meaning in Tibetan Art .

Sep. 24, “How to Talk with Your Teenagers” in Mandarin.

Sep. 24-25, India Day Festivities.

Oct. 7, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Nov. 4, Me Talk Pretty One Day.

Dec. 2, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.

For information on these and other events, 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, 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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