Calendar of Events
Dec. 1, Jackson Heights Beautification Group Garden Club Holiday Social at Uncle Peter’s; 718-651-7745.
Dec. 2, 4, Queensborough Community College, Poko Puppet’s Jack Frost Holiday Revue; Dec. 18, Oratorio Society Annual Holiday Concert, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.
Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Forest Park’s Holiday Extravaganza, face painting, Nick the Baloonatic, free but tickets are required, Oak Ridge; www.nyc.gov/parks or 311.
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.
Dec. 4, 4 p.m., Glen Mohr Chorale 2005 Advent Season, “Blessed Hope”; St. Joseph, 43-19 30th Ave., Long Island City; 718-278-1611.
Dec. 5, 7 p.m., The Greater Astoria Historical Society’s Annual Holiday Party, special lecture “Toon Town”; 718-278-0700 or visit www.astorialic.org.
Dec. 9, 8 p.m., LaGuardia Community College, Jazz for the Holiday, Performing Arts Center, Little Theatre; Dec. 17, 2 p.m., The Nutcracker, Mainstage Theatre, 47th Avenue/Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 718-482-5151.
Dec. 10, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum Wreathmaking Workshop, registration required, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.
Dec. 10, 7 p.m., St. John’s University 18th Annual Christmas Concert, free, Queens Campus, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica; 718-990-7588.
Dec. 11, 18, 2 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, The Nutcracker, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700, ext. 222.
Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library “A Holiday Celebration in Music & Song”, free, Central Library Auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 212-777-4490.
Dec. 11, 3 p.m., Queens College, The Nutcracker, Colden Center, Kissena Boulevard and LIE, Flushing; 718-793-8080.
Dec. 12, 6 p.m., Assemblymember Brian McLaughlin “Holiday Festival”; Bowne Park, 156th Street and 32nd Avenue, Flushing; 718-762-6575.
To Dec. 16, Bank of America 2005 Holiday Toy Drive; to locate a branch go to www.bankofamerica.com.
Dec. 18, 2:30 p.m., Opera New York, Christmas in Italy; Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St., Manhattan; 212-501-3330 or www.kaufman-center.org.
Dec. 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Queens YM & YWHA 13th Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Chanufest, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718-268-5011, ext. 301.
Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St.; 718-533-8773.
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field Post 150, 51-11 108th St.; 718-760-3141
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.
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.
Dec. 8, 7:45 p.m., COP 104 Town Meeting/Holiday Party; Our Lady of Hope School, Eliot Avenue; 718-651-5865.
Dec. 13, noon, AARP North Flushing Chapter 4158; Church-On-The-Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing.
Jan. 24, 2006, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation.
Arts & Entertainment
Flushing Town Hall
Dec. 2, Jazz Live! Intimate Jazz; Shades of Carmen McRae; Dec. 3, Queens Jazz Trail Tour, Saturday Evening Classics: Baroque & Beyond; Dec. 11, Skitch! An American Legend; Dec. 16, Broadway Cafe: To Life!; Dec. 27, The Hudson Vagabond Puppets, Ferdinand the Bull, Peter and the Wolf (Dec. 28), Jemina Puddleduck and the Fierce Bad Rabbit (Dec. 29), Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718-463-7700.
LaGuardia Community College
Dec. 3, Performance Planet Open Mic Night; 718-482-5151.
Museum of the Moving Image
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.
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 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.
Dec. 4, Cinema on Sundays: “Tevyre”, subtitled; 718-793-8080
Queensborough Community College
Dec. 2, Jack Frost “Little Red Rocket Hood,” “Three Little Pigs”; Dec. 2, 3, 7-9, “The Private Life of the Master Race”; Dec. 3, Lesley Gore, QCC Orchestra; Dec. 4, “Frosty the Snowman and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” sing-along; Dec. 10, QCC Chorus; 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
Dec. 3, Christine Andreas; Dec. 10, 11, “Tovah…Out of Her Mind!”, “Queens Scenes,” Meny Beriro of Forest Hills, Climbing the Unisphere; Paul Kelly of Jackson Heights, Charmed, I'm Sure; Theodore Kemper of Forest Hills, War Wounds; Ed Miller of Jamaica, The Rink; Stefan Monty of Woodside, The Playwright; Elyse Nass of Woodside, Going to Queens; Richard Pioreck of Bayside, Grocery Encounters; Fred Rohan-Vargas of Jackson Heights, Tossed Salad; Jeff Sovern of Bayside, The Zoo in Queens; Cary Wong of Woodside, Two Airports, admission is free, reservations are required, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0064.
Dec. 5, Bassist Luico Hopper, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Performing Arts Center Lobby, Jamaica. www.york.cuny.edu.
Dec. 2, Children’s Orchestra Society “Peter and the Wolf” Lexington School for the Deaf, Ralph and Ricky Lauren Theater; 516-829-5501 or 516-732-6414.
Dec. 3, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Zoo Story, 38-27 30th St., Long Island City; 718-937-0727.
Dec. 3, 19, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances; Dec. 5, 9, Monday/Friday Dance with Instruction, Dec. 11, Sunday Dances with Instruction; fee, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
Dec. 7-11, 14-18, The Queens Players present “Cinderella: An English Pantomime”, The Creek Theatre, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, admission, reservations and advance tickets 347-724-4056
Dec. 11, Queens Festival Orchestra, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra 2005–2006 42nd Season; Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills.
To Dec. 11, Thalia Spanish Theatre, The Best of Colombia Ballet Mestizo, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718-729-3880.
To Dec. 18, Greek Cultural Center presents “The Abduction of the Gorgeous…Hen”; 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria; 718-726-7329.
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 Fluorescence” 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
Dec. 1, Queens Chamber of Commerce 93rd Annual Dinner, Building Awards, black tie optional; Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing.
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
Dec. 10, Italian Charities of America, Flea Market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
Dec. 5, North Shore LIJ Health System, Lecture “Germ Busting: How to Prevent and Treat Influenza”, refreshments; Forest Hills Hospital Conference Rooms 3, 4, 8th Floor, 102-01 66th Rd.; 516-465-2500.
Dec. 6, National Council on the Aging/The Quigley Corporation, Seminar “Seniors and Medicine: Proper Use for Good Health”; SNAP Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village; 212-725-4500, ext. 324.
Dec. 6, 13, Sri Chinmoy Centre Meditation Classes, 172-09 84th Ave., Jamaica; 718-380-5259, ext. 113.
Dec. 9, Selfhelp Community Services, The New Medicare D Prescription Drug Plan; Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center Community Room, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718-886-5777.
•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.
Queens Historical Society
Dec. 11, The History of Jackson Heights; Dec. 18, Flushing 1880-1935; Jan. 8, 2006, The Story of Corona; Feb. 9, Brother & Me; Feb. 26, Friends of Freedom: The Anti-Slavery Struggle in Queens and Long Island; ongoing, Kingsland: From Homestead to House Museum; Family Life at Kingsland; Persistence: A Celebration of Landmarks in Queens–Past, Present, Future; Slide Lecture, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718-939-0647, ext. 17.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
To Mar. 12, 2006, Bukharan Odyssey: Photographs by Zion Ozeri, general museum admission, 36 Battery Pl., Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan, (646) 437-4200.
Items of Community Interest
Dec. 2, Queens College, Nature and New York conference, fee, registration required, www.yourleague.com/coursecode?nny100, LeFrak Concert Hall, Flushing.
Dec. 2, Astoria Library re-opens, free, 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City; 718-990-0700.
Dec. 5, State of New York Department of Transportation Open House; Martin Luther H.S., 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth; 212-532-4175
Dec. 7, Queens College, Lecture “The Influence of Yiddish Theater on American Popular Culture”, LeFrak Concert Hall, Flushing; 718-997-5730.
Dec. 14, Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services Laurel & Hardy Festival; Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria; 718-546-2000.
•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
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Watercolor Workshops; Dec. 3, 4, Mad Scientists–Candy Chromatography; Dec. 10, Little Chefs: Snowman Thumbprint Cookies; Dec. 10, 11, 18, Nature Frames; Dec. 17, Polar Bear & Penguin Art, An Evening With the Stars; Dec. 18, Crazy Crayons; Dec. 20, ECO Explorer’s Club; Dec. 27, (weather permitting) APEC Cries Wolf; Dec. 28, Winter Wildlife: A Winter Recess Program; ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.
Queens Botanical Garden
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.
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 email@example.com.
School News & Events
Dec. 1, 8, 15, Teens for Racial and Ethnic Awakening (TREA), ages 14 to 20, photo ID required for entrance; Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 3, 4, Forest Hills H.S.Academy of Instructional Music/Performing Arts auditions for instruments, vocal and drama students; and the formation of the Carl Sagan Science/Math Honors Academy. All applicants must meet the selection criteria listed in the High School Directory. For more information, call Forest Hills H.S.
Dec. 7, NYL Clearview Preschool, Holiday Boutique, 16-50 Utopia Pkwy., Whitestone.
Dec. 23 deadline, Councilmember Melinda Katz Essay Contest “New York Is Special To Me Because…”, grades one to three and four to six, 104-01 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-544-8800.