2005-12-21 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Holiday Galas

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., New Year Concert & Art Exhibit with Andranik and Arshak Hayotsyans; North Fork Bank, 40-20 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside; 718-392-9470.

Community Meetings

Community Boards

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

Jan. 9, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718-359-2800.

Jan. 11, 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.

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

Community Councils

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

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

Others

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: Jan. 31, 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.

Jan. 24, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation.

Arts & Entertainment

Flushing Town Hall

Dec. 27, The Hudson Vagabond Puppets, Ferdinand the Bull, Peter and the Wolf (Dec. 28), Jemina Puddleduck and the Fierce Bad Rabbit (Dec. 29), Jan. 6, 2006, Cafe Society; Jan. 14, Phillips, Rosen, Levine & Ritt; Jan. 21, Spinning a Tale; Jan. 21, 28, New York Guitar Festival; Jan. 23, 28, Dance With Us Workshop; Jan. 28, Making Letters Dance!; Jan. 29, Lunar New Year Celebration, Wind Dance: Between Two Worlds; Jan. 30, Apr. 9, Reflections of Contemporary Chinese Art; Jan. 31, Let’s Dance for Students, admission, 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. 24, Babes in Toyland; Dec. 26, Me and My Pal, Them Thar Hills, Tit for Tat; Dec. 26-30, Way Out West; Dec. 26-Jan. 2, 2006, GUMBY! 50th Anniversary; Jan. 6, 8, 2046; Jan. 7, Capote; Jan. 7, 8, Hiroshima Mon Amour, The Third Man; Jan. 14, Hamsun; Jan. 14, 15, Naked, The Man Who Fell To Earth; Jan. 21, 22, Kundun, Foreign Correspondent; Jan. 28, 29, Strsozek, Zabriskie Point; Feb. 4, Full Metal Jacket, The Last Flight Selected; Feb. 5, No Greater Glory. Ninotchka; Feb. 11, The Yakuza , My Beautiful Laundrette; Feb. 12, The Brother From Another Planet, Genghis Blues; Feb. 11, 12, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul; 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Musica Reginae

Feb. 12, Sedalia To Harlem–Walk The Road Again, 33-19 210th St., Bayside; 718-279-4842.

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.

Queens College

Jan. 15, 2006, Kids Classics: Hear the Organ; Feb. 12, Kids Classics: Follow the Beat; Feb. 14, Author Margaret Atwood; Feb. 23, DEF Poetry Jam, admission, Colden Center or LeFrak Concert Hall, Flushing; 718-793-8080.

Queensborough Community College

To Dec. 31, An American Odyssey; African Art and the Khabouris Codex Exhibits: 1945-1980; Jan. 21, 2006, O What A Night!; Jan. 28, Latin Legends of Comedy; Feb. 4, The Harlem Gospel Choir, The Orphan Singer; Feb. 11, Love! Dance! Music!; Feb. 19, Die Fledermaus; Mar. 17, Stefan Arteni Exhibit; 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

Jan. 7, 8, 2006 The Acting Company presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth; Jan. 14, 15, The Acting Company presents Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers; Jan. 20, Nebellen; Jan. 21, 22, The Little Mermaid; Feb. 2, 4, 5, Cookin’ at the Cookery; Feb. 11, Caribbean Shaker Workshop; Feb. 11, 12, The Last Dragon, admission, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0064, or visit online at www.queenstheatre.org.

Others

Dec. 21, Woodhaven Library Book Group 1776, 85-41 Forest Pkwy.; 718-849-4980.

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

Jan. 2, 9, 2006 Italian Charities of America Monday Dances with Instruction; Feb. 6, Friday Dance with Instruction; Jan. 14, 28 Saturday Dances, admission, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Jan. 8, Con Brio Ensemble Twilight Concert, admission; Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-459-1277.

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

To Feb. 26, Louis Armstrong House & Archives Jack Bradley Collection “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love…” exhibit and tour, 34-56 107th St., Corona; 718-478-8274.

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Dec. 22, Forest Hills Community House/Senior Center Christmas–Hanukkah Luncheon and Celebration, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Jan. 14, 2006, NAACP Gala, Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, donation, RSVP by Jan. 9; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-721-7777.

Jan. 21, 2006, Italian Charities of America Flea Market, refreshments will be served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Health

Jan 5, 2006 Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. free training series Education Options; Jan. 12, Advocacy Skills; Jan. 19, Transition from School to Adult Life; Feb. 7, Community Resources; Feb. 14, Early Childhood Services: Birth to 5, Queens Borough Public Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 212-677-4650.

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

Historicals

Greater Astoria Historical Society

Ongoing, “Astoria’s Greatest Generation: World War II + 60 Years”; Quinn’s Gallery, 4th Floor, 35-20 Broadway, Astoria; 718-278-0700.

Queens Historical Society

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; to Sept. 3, 40th Anniversary celebration of the designation of Kingsland Homestead as first landmark in Queens; 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

Jan. 5, 2006 Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. 2005-2006 Free Training Series; Jan. 12, Advocacy Skills; Jan. 19, Transition from School to Adult Life; Queens Borough Public Library 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, call Gary Shulman at 212-677-4650 or go to www.resourcesnyc.org

Jan. 14-15, Adventures In Travel Expo, admission, Jacob Javits Convention Center, Manhattan; 203-878-2477, ext. 100.

•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.

Tuesday/Wednesday, Italian Charities of American adult Italian classes, Saturday, children’s Italian classes, fee, registration, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

•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.

•Ongoing, Community Board 2 collecting clothes for homeless veterans, 43-22 50th St., 2nd Floor, Woodside; 718-533-8773.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Dec. 22, 29, Watercolor Workshops; Dec. 27, (weather permitting) APEC Cries Wolf; Dec. 28, Winter Wildlife: A Winter Recess Program; Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2006, Watercolor Workshops; Jan. 7, Erza Jack Keats Fan Club; Jan. 7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, Toddler Time; Jan. 8, Nature Detective Series; Jan. 9-12, 17-19, 23-26, 30, 31, Sunny Bunnies; Jan. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, Fledglings; Jan. 11, 18, 25, Nature Club & Jr. Nature Club; Jan. 12, 13, 19, 20, 23, 26, Wee Sprouts; Jan. 12, 19, 26, Conservation Club; Jan. 14, Winter Duck Count; Jan. 21, South American Landscape Painting,An Evening with the Stars; Jan. 21, 28, Little Chefs; Jan. 29, Mad Scientists,ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, most programs are fee-based, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

New York Hall of Science

Dec. 24, 28, 29, 31, Jan. 1, 2006, Auditorium Videos, Scholastic’s “The Magic School Bus: Goes To Seed, National Geographic: Really Wild Animals–Totally Tropical Rainforest; Dec. 27, Rainforest Butterflies, Winter Foraging; Dec. 29, After-Dinner Gardening; Dec. 30, Indoor Composting with Worms, Our Endangered Earth; weekends, Drop-In Family Workshops, Plant-A-Seed, Seed Collages, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.

Queens Botanical Garden

Jan. 5, Hardhat Tour of Garden’s Sustainable Landscapes & Building Projects Jan. 7, Winter Nature Walk; 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800, ext. 222.

Reunions

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.

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