2005-10-26 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Halloween Festivals

Oct. 27, Forest Hills Community House/Senior Center, “Halloween Party”, 718-699-1010.

Oct. 29, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, afternoon event, “Haunted Halloween”, arts, crafts, cotton candy, inflatable rides, games, costume contests, haunted trolley rides and more; Playground For All Children, 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing.

Oct. 29, Flushing Town Hall, “Haunted Halloween Tales & Music for Tots”, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, 718-463-7700, ext. 222.

Oct. 29, Greater Astoria Historical Society “Haunted Waters Halloween Walking Tour”, fee. Call 718-278-0700.

Oct. 29, Oct. 30, Queens Zoo, “Boo at the Zoo”, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona Park;718-271-1500.

Oct. 29, Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Queens County Farm Museum, “Haunted House”, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

Oct. 30, Astoria Music Society 2005-06 Season, Astoria Symphony’s “Kreepy Koncert for Kids”; 718-204-9034.

Oct. 30, Halloween at APEC,“Pumpkin Patch Match”, “Ghost Stories”; Oct. 31, “Teeny Tiny Trick O’Treaters”, Alley Pond, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Oct. 30, Queens Botanical Garden, “Just for Kids: Pick and Paint Your Pumpkin”; Oct. 31, “Magical Plants”, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800, ext. 200.

To Oct. 30, Queens County Farm Museum, “Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin”, “The Amazing Maize Maze”, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

Oct. 30, Sunnyside Woodside Lions Club, Free, Kids , “Halloween Party”; All Siant’s Church, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside.

Oct. 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Intrepid Sea/Air/Space Museum, “Halloween Fun For All Ages”, 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan, 212-843-9394.

To Oct. 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Madame Tussaud New York, “Halloween Scare School”, “Frightology, Trick Pot” classes, 234 W. 42nd St., Manhattan, 212-843-9394.

Community Meetings


Nov. 1, 8 p.m., Astoria Civic; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-545-5353.

Community Boards

Nov. 1, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Board 4, Flanders Field Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718-760-3141.

Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St.; 718-533-8773.

Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, 2006, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 5, May 10, Jun. 14, Sep. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing, call to confirm location; 718-264-7895.

Community Councils

Nov. 29, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., 107th Police Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Community Room, Flushing, call to confirm meeting 718-969-5100.

Nov. 29, 8 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor.

Community Education Councils

Oct. 27, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., District 26; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Room 128, Bayside; 718-631-6927.


Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue, Woodhaven; 718-845-3385.

Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Dec. 29, QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S LAND USE PUBLIC HEARINGS; Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board; Nov. 15, Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet;—Queens Borough Hall, Borough President’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-2640.

Oct. 31, 6 p.m., SHHH at Lex, 30th Avenue and 75th Street, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3183 or 264-3017.

Nov. 17, Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718-990-0705.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble

Oct. 26, Live Music Event with “Rent’s” Matt Caplan; Oct. 27, Brian Kilmead of Fox & Friends Book Signing The Games Do Count…; Oct. 29, Professor Jonathan Dark’s Magic Workshop; Oct. 30, Arthur the Aardvark Character Appearance, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.

Flushing Town Hall

Oct. 28, Spanish Gems Dance Concert; Oct. 29, Spanish Gems Dance Concert; Nov. 4, Eddie Allen Quintet; Nov. 5, Queens Jazz Trail, Meet Will Shakespeare & Music for Tots!, Classic Americana; Nov. 7, Bowne House, Foods & Feasts in the Past; Nov. 11, The Jazz Masters; Nov. 12, Textures in Sound and Space, Music for Tots!; Nov. 13, Powwow; Nov. 15, Strings Attached for Students; Nov. 18, Sondheim in Song; Nov. 19, Broadway Mask--erades, Music for Tots!; Nov. 20, Curator’s Talk, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700, ext. 222.

Museum of the Moving Image

Oct. 28, Oldboy; Oct. 29, Ace In The Hole (aka The Big Carnival), The Fortune Cookie, Zabriskie Point; Oct. 30, Buddy, The Fortune Cookie, Zabriskie Point; to Jan. 15, 2006, GUMBY! 50th Anniversary, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Musica Reginae

Nov. 6, Tomorrow’s Artists Today; Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 71-43-7700.

Noguchi Museum

To Mar. 5, 2006, The Imagery of Chess Revisited, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City; 646-486-7050.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

Oct. 30 to March, 2006, Fall 2005 Exhibitions, Jon Kessler, Ari Marcopoulos, Day Labor, Adrian Paci, The Painted World, Peter Hujar, Stephen Shore:American Surfaces; Nov. 3, Ari Marcopoulos; Nov. 3-21, WPS1 and PERFORMA5, Nov. 5, American Surfaces; 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.

Queens College

Nov. 4, 5, Jennifer Muller/The Works; Goldstein Theatre; Nov. 6, Cinema on Sundays: Tell e a Riddle;Nov. 13, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Nov. 22, Authors Glyn Maxwell and Derek Walcott; 718-544-2996.

Queensborough Community College

Oct. 30, Why Didn’t the Press Shout?…; Dec. 3, Lesley Gore; 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 Theatre In The Park

Oct. 29, Ballet Hispanico; Nov. 2, Fall 2005 Presidential Lecture; Nov. 4, Jazz Artist Marta Gomez; Nov. 4, 5, 9-11, “A Raisin in the Sun”; Nov. 5, “Good Mourning America”, It’s All Relative, Linda Lavin; Nov. 11-13, 16, 19, 20, “The Lost Boy”; Nov. 12, “Rosa Loses Her Face”; Nov. 13, Ballet Flamenco: Jose Porcl; Nov. 25-26, “Mooseltoe” the Moosical; Nov. 19, Queens Symphonic Band; Nov. 27, A Klezmer Nutcracker, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0686 or 718-760-0064.

York College

Nov. 7, Trombonist Steve Turre; Dec. 5, Bassist Luico Hopper, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Performing Arts Center Lobby, Jamaica. www.york.cuny.edu.


Oct. 26, The Queens Players “That Way Madness Lies”; Creek Theatre, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City;

Oct. 27, Oratorio Society of Queens Oktoberfest; Nancy’s Restaurant & Tap Room 255-41 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 718-279-4842.

Oct. 27-30,“Madness”; La Nacional, 239 W. 14th St., Manhattan; 347-724-4056.

Nov. 1, Kew Gardens Community Center, Actor’s Workshop, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960.

Nov. 4, Killing Kompany Murder Mystery Dinner Show “A Vote For Murder”; Dec. 31, “Murder By Midnight”, White House,Whitestone; 718-746-1111 or 888-SHOOT-EM.

Nov. 4-Feb. 26, 2006, Louis Armstrong House Museum “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love…” exhibit and tour, 34-56 107th St., Corona; 718-478-8274.

Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, FSF Community Theatre Group “The King and I”; Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd.; 800-260-6789.

Nov. 5. 19, Italian Charities of America Saturday Dances; Nov. 7, 11, 13, Sunday Dances with Instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Nov. 11-Dec. 11, Thalia Spanish Theatre, The Best of Colombia Ballet Mestizo, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718-729-3880.

Nov. 19, Astoria Music Society 2005-06 Season, Astoria Jazz Nights; 718-204-9034.

To Nov. 19, AQA Gallery “As the Days Grow Shorter…” exhibition, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-520-9842.

To Nov. 30, LaGuardia Community College Students’ Photography Exhibit, E-Building, Atrium, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-5691.

To Mar. 5, 2006, Socrates Sculpture Park, EAF05: 2005 Emerging Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 718-956-1819.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Oct. 26, Hour Children 10th Anniversary Celebration & Award Dinner; RSVP by Oct. 5, Battery Gardens, Harbor View Room, Manhattan, 718-433-4724.

Oct. 29, Bella Italia Mia 8th Annual Party; “Pizza Quiz”, “Mock Wedding”, “Wedding Picture Gallery”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

Nov. 2, JFK Chamber of Commerce Networking, Trade Show & Luncheon, reservations required; Ramada Plaza Hotel at JFK International Airport, Grand Ballroom; 718-523-5757.

Nov. 6, Astorians for Hurricane Relief “America’s Second Harvest’s Hurricane Relief Fund” concerts; Mezzo, Mezzo, 31-29 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; http://astorians.net/hurricane.

Nov. 10, 114th Civilian Observation Patrol Annual Awards Ceremony, coffee and cake; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-728-8763.

Nov. 16, LICBDC Annual Luncheon and Trade Show, reserve; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-786-5300, ext. 25 or www.licbdc.org.

Nov. 16, Jackson Heights Beautification Group Garden Club Party; Dec. 1, Garden Club Holiday Social at Uncle Peter’s; 718-651-7745.

Nov. 21, The South Queens Boys & Girls Club, Inc. 2005 Annual Dinner; Russo’s On The Bay, 162-45 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Oct. 29, Greek Cultural Center Benefit Concert; LaGuardia Community College Little Theater, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-726-7329.

Nov. 5, Goliard Ensemble Benefit Concert; Steinway Reform Church, Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria; 718-728-8927.

Nov. 6, Astorians for Hurricane Relief “America’s Second Harvest’s Hurricane Relief Fund” concert; Mezzo, Mezzo, 31-29 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; http://astorians.net/hurricane.

Nov. 12, Italian Charities of America, Flea Market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Nov. 12, Sunnyside Senior Center Indoor Bazaar, food, fun, books, clothing, wares, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718-784-6173, ext. 112.


Queensborough Community College

Oct. 26, Egan Memorial Health Lecture Series,Depression and the College Student, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-281-5770.


Nov. 2, St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers–St. John’s Queens Hospital “Current Trends in Cardiac Testing”; Dec. 7, Holiday Party; St. John’s Queens Hospital, 2 West Conference Room; 718-558-1198.

Nov. 5, 112th Police Precinct Community Council and the new Parkway Hospital, Basic First Aid/CPR course, pre-registration is required; 112th Precinct, Austin Street, Forest Hills; 718-520-9321.


Greater Astoria Historical Society

Ongoing, “Astoria’s Greatest Generation: World War II + 60 Years; Quinn’s Funeral Home, Astoria.

Queens Historical Society

Nov. 6, Historic Houses of Queens and Brooklyn; 718-939-0647, ext. 17.

Items of Community Interest.

Oct. 27, Assemblmember Brian McLaughlin, LaGCC, Consortium for Worker Education, et al., free seminar; Parsons Beacon Community Center, J.H.S. 168 Auditorium, 158-40 76th Rd., Flushing; 718-762-6575.

Oct. 28, Queensborough Community College, “Making the Possible Actual” conference; to Dec. 31, “Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered…”, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-281-5770.

Oct. 31, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association Center for Automotive Education & Training Grand Opening, 15-30 Petracca Pl., Whitestone; RSVP 718-746-5900.

Nov. 1, International Association of Administrative Professionals free impact meeting “Office of the Future 2020”; 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 201; 516-354-5668.

Nov. 7, Builders for Family and Youth Elder Law Seminar, RSVP, 157-16 65th Ave., Flushing; 718-358-3541.

Nov. 10, Queens College, Biblical Archaeology: Ancient Jewish Tombs and burial Practices in Jerusalem; 718-793-8080.

Nov. 19, Take a Walk, Nw York! “The Secrets of Fort Wadsworth; Dec. 10, Alley Pond to Fort Totten; 212-228-3126.

•Wednesdays, New York Police Department, 104th Police Precinct, Law Enforcement Exploring Program; Post 2104, 62-04 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood; 718-285-2454.

•Saturdays, Toastmasters Club, every other Saturday; Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway; 718-276-2972.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Watercolor Workshops; Oct. 29, Little Chefs, Wild Food and Ecology Tours with “Wildman” Steve Brill, 914-835-2153 in advance; Nov. 15, Eco-Explorers Club; Nov. 19, An Evening With The Stars, Paint in the Style of Matisse, Bird Walk at Jones Beach; Nov. 26, Little Chefs; ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Forest Park

Oct. 26, Diwali Festival of Lights; Oct. 29, Night Hike, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven; 718-846-2731 or 311.

New York Hall of Science

To Oct. 30, Four New Gallery Exhibitions: Brush with Science paintings, Digital ’05 art, science and technology, Quantoons: Metaphysical Illustrations 1991-2000, Departure of Form photography, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; www.nyscience.org.

Queens Botanical Garden

Oct. 27, Seeds for Seniors: Beauty from Bulbs–Indoors/Outdoors; Nov. 1, Wedding Flowers; Nov. 5, Share the Harvest…; Nov. 10, Make Scents of Plants; Nov. 13, Botany Basics for Gardeners, Herbs for Winter Health; Nov. 17, Autumnal Wreath Making, Basket Arrangement of Flowers; Nov. 20, A Native Harvest of Stories…; Nov. 27, Herbs for Winter Health; Dec. 1, Making Teas and Vinegars; Dec. 8, Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop; Dec. 11, Herbal Jams and Preserves; Dec. 15, Terrariums , 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

Oct. 30, Children’s Fall Festival, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

Queens Zoo

To Oct. 30, Wildlife Theater Players present “The Great Treasure Hunt”, “King of the Prairie”, “Shape, Waddle and Grow”, “Look Homeward Pigeon”, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing, 718-271-1500.


To Nov. 19, Atlas Park Greenmarket, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale.


Nov. 11, Holy Cross H.S. 50th Anniversary gala benefitting “Generation to Generation Campaign”; Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach; 718-461-1288.

Oct. 14, 2006, All Saints Commercial District H.S. Class of 1961 45th Year Reunion; Koenig’s Restaurant, 86 S. Tyson Ave., Floral Park, RSVP by Oct. 28, 2005, Mary Ann Luzinski, 201 E. 66th St., #14D, NY 10021 or e-mail mluzinsk@skadden.com.

School News & Events

Oct. 29, Roberta Wells Conservatory of Arts & Learning, “What Child Is This?” auditions, no jeans/hard shoes; I.S. 10, 45-11 31st Ave., Astoria; 718-565-0495.

Oct. 28-30, Martin Luther H.S., “Her Majesty, Miss Jones”; Nov. 5, academic excellence scholarship exam for 8th and 9th grade students, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth; 718-894-4000.

Nov. 5, St. Francis Prep Fathers’ Guild Annual Art Auction, 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows; 718-423-8810.

Nov. 10, St. Ann School, Fall Bingo, 142-45 58th Rd., Flushing.

Nov. 19, Renaissance Charter School, PTA Flea Market, 35-59 81st St., vendors contact Fran Smith, 718-803-0060, ext. 106.


Central Queens YM & YWHA

Oct. 27, Simcha party with Long Island Express Barbershop Quartet; Oct. 28, flu shots for seniors; Nov. 6, Social History of Jewish Food; Nov. 8, New York Times Failure to Report Holocaust; Nov. 10, Dr. Ruth Westheimer; Nov. 15, “Citizenship and its Discontents…”; Nov. 23, Day Trip to see “On Second Avenue”; 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; Sundays, Fencing, fees charged for all programs, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Call for fees, 718-268-5011.

Cross Island Y

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; team registration for leagues, training for Special Olympics, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information, call 718-479-0505.

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