2005-12-07 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Holiday Galas

Dec. 10, 1 to 5 p.m., Kidz Care Junior Civic Association party, kids must be accompanied by an adult ; American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

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. 10 to Dec. 20, Alley Pond Environmental Center Holiday Shopping Days at the APEC Gift Shop, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

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.

Dec. 16, 1 p.m., Kew Gardens Community Center Holiday Party, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960.

To Dec. 16, Bank of America 2005 Holiday Toy Drive; to locate a branch go to www.bankofamerica.com.

To Dec. 16, Community Board 2 Holiday Toy Drive; 43-22 50th St., 2nd Floor, Woodside, Mon.to Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Commerce Bank, Free Santa Photos, 31-04 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; 718-267-5100 and 79-55 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-894-6218.

Dec. 17, 2 p.m., LaGuardia Community College, The Nutcracker, Mainstage Theatre, 47th Avenue/Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 718-482-5151.

Dec. 18, Queensborough Community College, Oratorio Society Annual Holiday Concert, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.

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. 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, 4 p.m., Children’s Orchestra Society Winter Concert Holiday Extravaganza; Ralph and Ricky Lauren Center, Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 516-869-9696.

Dec. 18, 5 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic Association Menorah and Christmas Tree Lighting, Bell Boulevard and 51st Avenue; 7 p.m., Chanukkah Party; Oakland Jewish Center, 61-35 220th St.

Dec. 26, 27, Queens County Farm Museum Holiday Open House, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

Dec. 29, 3 to 5 p.m., North Fork Bank Christmas Eve Concert with Andy and Eddy Hayotsyans, 40-20 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside; 718-392-9470.

Community Meetings


Dec. 8, Feb. 9, 2006, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Dutch Kills; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 39-38 28th St., Long Island City; 718-786-2049.

Dec. 8, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, Eliot Avenue, Middle Village; 718-651-5865.

Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., FHCCA Holiday Party; American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.; 718-997-7014.

Community Boards

Dec. 8, Jan. 12, 2006, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718-786-3335.

Dec. 13, 7:45 p.m., Board 9; Jamaica Hospital, 6th Floor Conference Room, 8900 Van Wyck Xway, Richmond Hill; 718-286-2686.

Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Board 5; Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Meeting Hall, 62-10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718-366-1834.

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.

Jan. 5, 2006, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718-533-8773.

Community Councils

Jan. 24, 2006, 8 p.m., 107th Police Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Community Room, Flushing.

Jan. 31, 2006, 8 p.m., sharp, 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor

Community District Education Council

Dec. 20, 8 p.m., District 26; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Room 128, Bayside; 718-631-6927.


Dec. 7, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst.

Dec. 8, 9, 10:30 a.m., QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S LAND USE PUBLIC HEARINGS: Dec. 12, Jan. 30, 2006, Feb. 13, Mar. 20, Apr. 10, May 15, Jun. 19, Jul. 10, Sep. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11; 5:30 p.m., BOROUGH BOARD: Dec. 13, Jan. 31, 2006, Feb. 14th, 9:00 a.m. (location TBA), Mar. 21, Apr. 11, May 16, Jun. 20, Jul. 11, Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m. BOROUGH CABINET, Queens Borough Hall, Borough President’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor,120-55 Queens Blvd., dates are subject to confirmation; 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. 11, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718-AX 7-7711.

Dec. 12, 8 p.m., VFW Whitestone Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 718-746-0540.

Dec. 13, noon, AARP North Flushing Chapter 4158; Church-On-The-Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing.

Dec. 19, 8 p.m., Queens Mineral Society; Queens College, Room D235 New Science Building, Flushing; 718-544-5059 or 718-347-6839.

Jan. 24, 2006, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation.

Arts & Entertainment

Flushing Town Hall

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.

Long Island Children’s Museum

Dec. 21, 22, Greetings of the Season; Dec. 23, Celebrate Light, Celebration Chain, Kid’s First “The Backyardigans”; Dec. 26, Oh Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, Little Stars; Dec. 27, Crazy about Cookies, Written in Light; Dec. 28, Celebrate Kwanzaa, Legendary Printmaking, AmeriKazoo Family Band; Dec. 29, 30, A Bonzer of a Day; Dec. 30, “Seasons of Fun” Films; Dec. 31, Countdown to 12 Films, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516-224-5800.

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.

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 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.

Queensborough Community College

Dec. 7, Faculty Recital; Dec. 7-9, “The Private Life of the Master Race”; Dec. 9-Mar. 17, 2006, Stefan Arteni Exhibit; Dec. 10, Queensborough Chorus; Dec. 14, Collegium Musicum, QCC Jazz Ensemble; 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. 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. 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. 6, Kew Gardens Community Center Films, Stand By Me; Dec. 8, Monsieur Ibrahim; Dec. 13, March of the Penguins; Dec. 15, Notre Musique; Dec. 22, Nutcracker Ballet, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960.

Dec. 9, Italian Charities of America, Monday/Friday Dance with Instruction, Dec. 11, Sunday Dances with Instruction; Dec. 19, Saturday Dances, fee, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Dec. 10, Queens Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Trio, seating is limited; Poppenhusen Institute, College Point; 718-326-4455, ext. 10 or 20.

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. 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.

Dec. 14, 7:45 p.m., Maspeth Republican Club Annual Christmas Party and Installation of Officers; Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave.

Dec. 15, Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association Legislative Reception and Dessert Gala; Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Flushing.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Dec. 8, Sunnyside Community Services Second Benefit Art Auction; Crystal Window & Door Systems, Ltd., 31-10 Whitestone Xway., College Point; 718-784-6173, ext. 102.

Dec. 10, Italian Charities of America, Flea Market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Dec. 18, Filipino American Human Services, Inc. “Light A Parol Program” 2005 Fundraiser; Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 222.fahsi.org/parol.html.


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.

Dec. 13, Sri Chinmoy Centre Meditation Classes, 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.

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. 7, Queens College, Lecture “The Influence of Yiddish Theater on American Popular Culture”, LeFrak Concert Hall, Flushing; 718-997-5730.

Dec. 7, Queensborough Community College “Campaign for Educational Equity; Dec. 9, “Learning, Earning and Investing”; Dec. 14, “On-the-Spot Admission Open House”, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.

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

Dec. 17, Bella Italia Mia “Italy Off The Beaten Track In Abruzzo”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

•Tuesdays, Sunnyside Drum Corps, Inc. now accepting new members, 6 to 7 p.m.; All Saints’ Church, 43-12 46th St, Sunnyside; 718-SUN-4141.

•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. 10, Little Chefs: Snowman Thumbprint Cookies; Dec. 10, 11, 18, Nature Frames; Dec. 15, 22, 29, Watercolor Workshops;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. 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


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

Dec. 7, NYL Clearview Preschool, Holiday Boutique, 16-50 Utopia Pkwy., Whitestone.

Dec. 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 treapeople@yahoo.com.

Dec. 16, Grover Cleveland H.S. Blood Drive, call 718-381-9600, ext. 236 for an appointment.

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.

Jan. 16, 2006, 112th Police Precinct Community Council Eighth Annual Anti-Drug Essay Contest, submit entries to 112th Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.


Central Queens YM & YWHA

Dec. 15, senior day trip to the Museum of Television and Radio in Manhattan, fee; 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

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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