2005-11-16 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Holiday Galas

Nov. 24, noon to 4 p.m., Greek–American Homeowners Association Thanksgiving lunch, free, 23-49 31st St., Astoria; 718-545-4046.

Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to noon, 114th Police Precinct Community Council Children’s Christmas Party; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-626-9327.

Dec. 4, noon, United Community Civic Association Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch, RSVP before event; LaGuardia Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-728-6199 or 917-681-4105.

Community Meetings


Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Astoria Homeowners,Tenants & Business; St. Francis of Assisi School Basement, 21-17 45th St., Astoria.

Community Boards

Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Board 3; I.S. 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-458-2707.

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

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.

Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718-786-3335.

Community Councils

Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., 114th Police Precinct; Riccardo’s, Astoria; 718-932-8743.

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.


Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society Inc; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718-845-3385.

Nov. 16, 8 p.m., COP 104; Dance Club International, 75-47 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-651-5865.

Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Dec. 29, QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S LAND USE PUBLIC HEARINGS; Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board; 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.

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

Dec. 8, 7:45 p.m., COP 104 Town Meeting/Holiday Party; Our Lady of Hope School, Eliot Avenue; 718-651-5865.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble

Nov. 16, The Prize Winner Of Defiance; Nov. 17, The KGB File Of Andrei Sakharov; Nov. 19, Performance Home Cookin’; Nov. 20, Harry Potter Club; Nov. 21, Poetry Writing Group; Nov. 26, Peter Rabbit Character Appearance; Nov. 27, The Giving Book Party, all events are free, call ahead to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.

Flushing Town Hall

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

Nov. 16, Sons Of The Desert; Nov. 18, City of God; Nov. 19, Silent Shorts: Program One, Duck Soup, The Second Hundred Years, Sugar Daddies, Their Purple Moment, Big Business, Classic Movie Serial, Spy Smasher; Nov. 20, Silent Shorts: Program Two; Leave ‘Em Laughing, The Finishing Touch, You’re Darn Tootin’, Men O’ War; Nov. 25, The Bohemian Girl, Brats; Nov. 26, Talkie Shorts: Program One; Towed in a Hole, Their First, The Music Box; Nov. 26, Putting Pants on Philip, Early to Bed, Two Tars, Habeas Corpus, Liberty; Nov. 29, Constant Gardener; Dec. 10, Pardon Us ; Dec. 11, Swiss Miss; Dec. 17, La Vida Nocturna, Blotto, Politiquerieas; Dec. 14, Blockheads; Dec. 18, Shorts Program: Early Talkies; Unaccustomed As We Are, They Go Boom!, One Good Turn, Helpmates; Dec. 24, Babes in Toyland; Dec. 26-30, Way Out West; to Jan. 15, 2006, GUMBY! 50th Anniversary, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

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

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

Queens College

Nov. 22, Authors Glyn Maxwell and Derek Walcott; 718-544-2996.

Queensborough Community College

Nov. 19, “The Show Must Go On”; Nov. 23, Faculty Recital; Nov. 27, Joint Concert; 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

Nov. 16, 19, 20, “The Lost Boy”; 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

Dec. 5, Bassist Luico Hopper, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Performing Arts Center Lobby, Jamaica. www.york.cuny.edu.


Nov. 19, Italian Charities of America Saturday Dances , 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

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

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

Nov. 19 to Dec. 18, Greek Cultural Center presents “The Abduction of the Gorgeous…Hen”; 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria; 718-726-7329.

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

Nov. 26, Bella Italia Mia, Italian American Comedy: Old World to New, book, review, sing-a-long, dance-a-long; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

Nov. 29, LaGuardia Community College Israeli–American concert/lecture; to Nov. 30, Students’ Photography Exhibit, E-Building, Atrium, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-5691.

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

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

To Jan. 28, 2006, Chocolate Factory “Carnal Flourescence” paintings, pen and ink work, stories, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-7069.

To 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.

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

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.

Dec. 7, St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers–St. John’s Queens Hospital Holiday Party; St. John’s Queens Hospital, 2 West Conference Room; 718-558-1198.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Nov. 20, Flushing House, Flea Market, jewelry, arts & crafts, collectibles, holiday ornaments, white elephant, refreshments, 38-20 Bowne St.; 718-762-3198.

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


Queensborough Community College

Nov. 16, Take Heart: A Life-changing Approach to Heart Health; Nov. 23, Understanding Eating Disorders, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside 718-631-6226.


Nov. 16, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Queens/Nassau “Planning for Loved Ones with Disabilities:; Hillside Hospital Sloman Auditorium, 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks; 718-347-7284.

Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, meditation classes; Sri Chinmoy Centre, 172-09 84th Ave., Jamaica; 718-380-5259, ext. 113.

•Wednesday morning, Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services free yoga classes, after Dec. 7 nominal fee, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood; 718-456-2000.


Greater Astoria Historical Society

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

To Sept. 3, 2006, Queens Historical Society celebrates 40th Anniversary of the designation of Kingsland Homestead as first landmark in Queens, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718-939-0647.

Items of Community Interest

Nov. 16 , LaGuardia Community College career services workshop;Nov. 17, open house; Nov. 19, bereavement training, college information tour, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-5691.

Nov. 16, Queensborough Community College, lecture: Culture and Society in Bangladesh, lecture:How to Go About Getting Work Experience; Nov. 17, Questions & Answers on Immigration/Citizenship Applications Open House, CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) Open House, 3907 Prince st., Rm. 2A, Flushing, 71`8-281-5460; to Nov. 19, American Education Week; Nov. 29, College Now orientation, Commemoration of Kristallnacht “Where Have All The children Gone?”; Nov. 23, Multi-Cultural Festival, to Dec. 31, Queensborough Community College, “Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered…”, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-281-5770.

Nov. 16, Queens College, Biblical Archaeology: Solomon’s Temple…; Nov. 20, lecture, architect Daniel Libeskind; Nov. 21, “King Herod’s Royal City; Nov. 19, Take a Walk, New 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.

Nov. 16, 30, Dec. 14, Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services Laurel & Hardy Festival; Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria; 718-546-2000.

Nov. 28, Italian Charities of America lecture, The History and Culture of Sicily, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

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

Nov. 17, Watercolor Workshops; Nov. 19, An Evening With The Stars, Paint in the Style of Matisse, Bird Walk at Jones Beach, All About Owls; 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

Nov. 26, Winter Birds; Nov. 27, Astronomy, events at Visitor’s Center, Woodhaven Boulevard, Kew Gardens; 311.

Fort Totten

Nov. 19, 20, 26, History of Willet’s Point, 212th Street and Cross Island Parkway; 311.

Queens Botanical Garden

Nov. 17, Autumnal Wreath Making, Basket Arrangement of Flowers; Nov. 19, All About OwlsNov. 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.


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

•November, New York Hall of Science Microbe Science Month, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing.


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

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

Nov. 23, Day Trip to see “On Second Avenue”; Nov. 29, rabbi and journalist discuss, The Rabbi of West 84th Street; 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.


•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.

•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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