Calendar of Events
Apr. 17, 9 a.m., Elmhurst Hospital Center Easter Holiday Celebration in English and Spanish; 718-334-5751; noon, Easter Concert; 718-334-2160, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst.
Apr. 13, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa's Parish Center Basement Rectory, 45th Street; 917-650-7776.
Apr. 18, 7 p.m., Woodside Civic "Town Meeting with Joseph Crowley"; St. Sebastian Parish Center, 39-60 57th St., Woodside.
Apr. 20, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.
May 11, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-38 28th St., Long Island City; 718-786-2049.
May 9, Jun. 13, Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 8 p.m., Forest Hills Civic & Community; American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.
Apr. 18, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria; 718-786-3335.
May 9, Jun. 13, Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.,
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.
Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Frank Kenna Republican Club of Astoria, 23-63 Steinway St.
Apr. 25, 8 p.m., sharp, 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Service, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor.
Apr. 26, May 17, Jun. 21, Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, 112th Police Precinct, Forest Hills.
May 9, Jun. 13, District 30, Region 4; I.S. 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-391-8380; call for meeting locations after Mar. 14.
Apr. 12, 7 p.m. Pancyprian Meeting; Taverna Vraka Restaurant, 2315 31st St., Astoria
Apr. 17, 8 p.m., Queens Mineral Society; Queens College Science Building, Flushing; 718-544-5059.
Apr. 19, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst.
Apr. 19, 7 p.m., sharp, Jackson Heights Beautification Group; Community Church, 35th Avenue and 82nd Street; 718-651-7745.
Apr. 19, 8 p.m., COP 104; Dance Club International, 75-47 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-651-5865.
Apr. 24, May 22, 6 p.m. Hearing Loss Association of America, Guest Speaker, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718-350-3183. Apr. 26, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718-845-3385.
Apr. 27, May 18, Jun. 8, Jun. 29, Jul. 20, Aug. 10, Aug. 31, Sep. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Nov. 22, Dec. 14, Borough President's Land Use Public Hearings, Queens Borough Hall, Borough President's Conference Room, 2nd Floor,120-55 Queens Blvd., call to confirm dates; 718-286-2640.
May 15, Jun. 19, Jul. 10, Sep. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11; 5:30 p.m., BOROUGH BOARD: 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.
Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Apr. 21, 7 p.m., Jackson Heights Kiwanis, raffles, $27 p.p., reservations; Cavalier Restaurant 85-19 37th Ave.; 718-672-9194.
Apr. 22, Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, Greenpoint Avenue to 44th Street and Queens Boulevard, no rain date.
Apr. 29, Martin Luther H.S. Fiesta!: Celebrate Kids Auction, bid on a Tourneau watch, art prints, trips, gift certificates and baskets, 6002 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth; 718-894-4000.
Apr. 30, Central Astoria LDC, Steinway Street between 28th & 34th Avenues, 1 day.
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Ongoing, "Astoria's Greatest Generation:World War II + 60 Years"; donation, Quinn's Gallery, 4th Floor, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City; 718-278-0700 or go to http://www.astorialic.org.
Queens Historical Society
Apr. 23, Jackson Heights Guided Walking Tour; to Sep. 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.
Apr. 15, King Manor Museum Spring Egg Hunt & First Annual Olympeggs, $2 per child, basket prices vary, house tours, King Park, Jamaica Avenue; 718-206-0545.
Apr. 21, Richmond Hill Historical Society, The Lost Years of Jack Kerouac; Leonard Center, 86th Avenue and 112th Street; 718-8477878.
Apr. 29, Maple Grove Cemetery (rain date Apr. 30) "Quilting Stories of African American Heritage, Quilt-N-Queens Guild of Jamaica, walking tour, book signings, refreshments, free, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens; 718-847-6070.
Items of Community Interest
Apr. 17, Kew Gardens Community & Senior Center, Lecture: Fifth Avenue; May 1, Lecture: Roosevelt Island; May 9, Belle's Players, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960 Apr. 18, NYC Human Resources Administration/H.R. Advisory Council of CB12 and13, 17th Annual Queens Community Resource Awareness Day; York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica.
Apr. 19, Forest Hills Community House/Senior Center, MetroCard Outreach, hot lunches daily, 108-25 62nd Dr., Forest Hills; 718699-1010.
Apr. 20, Congressman Joseph Crowley Immigration Forum, 74-09 37th Ave., 4th Floor, Jackson Heights; 718-931-1400.
Apr. 20, Foundation for Filipino Artists, Inc. Immigrant History Week Celebration, free; LaGuardia Community College, Main Theater, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City.
Apr. 27, Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association "Salute to the Neighborhood" ; Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Kew Gardens Hills; May 11, Spring Celebration at Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 718-263-1760.
Apr. 29, Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network Graffiti Removal Kickoff!, rain date May 13, corner of Skillman Avenue and 48th Street; 718-482-0443.
Apr. 29, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation/New York City ReLeaf spring workshop "Keeping Trees Alive..."; ConEdison, 4 Irving Pl., Manhattan; 718-482-6040.
+April, Crossbay Cruisers Classics Best Classics Of The Century Car Show and Competition; The New York Hall Of Science, Flushing Meadow-Corona Park; 718-845-3339.
+Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, The American Family Community Services Spanish classes, donation requested, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718-639-8370.
Parks & Recreation
Alley Pond Environmental Center
April Kids: Toddler Time, Wee Sprouts, Fledglings, Sunny Bunnies, Nature Club (call for dates, times, availabilities and fees); Apr. 15, An Evening with the Stars; Apr. 19, Spring Into Spring, Mad Scientist-Pond Scum; Apr. 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18,Watercolor Flowers; Apr. 22, Arbor Day Celebration; Apr. 22, 23, 29, SSSSeeds-Plant-a-Posie; Apr. 25, Eco-Explorer's Club; Apr. 29, Bike Ride with Urban Park Rangers, Little Chefs; Apr. 30, Astronomy in Fort, Thank You from APEC Animals*; *donations are appreciated; 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
To May 1, "The Art of Science Fiction" Young Explorers, AfterSchool Science Club, grades K-4, Digimania Club, After-School Science Club, grades 5 to 9; weekends, Drop-In Family Workshops, Plant-A-Seed, Seed Collages, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 718-699-0005.
Queens Botanical Garden
Apr. 22 to Sep. 9, HSBC Children's Garden; Apr. 27, Seeds for Seniors: Grocery Store Gardening; Apr. 30, Gardening Day: Everything Old is New Again; May 7, Spring Talk: Plant Propagation; May 11, Seeds for Seniors: Bees and Honey Tasting; May 13, Just for Kids! Spring Nature Walk; May 21, Spring Talks: Backyard Composting, Conservation in Small Spaces-Vermicomposting, Herbal Skin Care; most events have fees, Main Street, Flushing; 718-886-3800.
Apr. 15, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Playground for All Children, egg dyeing, entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, free, 111-01 111th St., Corona; 311.
Apr. 15, Queens County Farm Museum, Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt; Apr. 22, 23, Children's Carnival, Apr. 30, 28th Annual Antique Auto Show, admission, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-3473276.
Apr. 22, Bowne Park Earth Day, egg dyeing, entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, free, 29th Avenue and 155th Street; 311.
Oct. 14, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
School News & Events
Apr. 27, District 26, Award Winning Ballroom Dancers from P.S. 41, P.S. 98, P.S. 159; M.S. 74,61-15 Oceania St., Auditorium, Bayside.
Apr. 28, Community Education Council, District 30, "Learning for the 21st Century" Technology Fair; P.S.84, Multi-Purpose Room, 22-45 41st St., Astoria; 718-391-8380
Apr. 29, St. Sebastian School Parents Association spring fashion show and Chinese auction, seating is limited, tickets $25 per person, School Auditorium; 718-429-1982.
Apr. 29, Martin Luther King H.S., Fiesta!: Celebrate Kids Auction; May 4, Spring Open House; May 6, Entrance Exam; May 12, 13, 14, "The Boyfriend" Musical; May 19, Seventh Grade Visitation Day, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth; 718-894-4000. May 17, District 30 staff, PA/PTA, administrators, teachers, Region 4 staff and friends reunion, $40 p.p., RSVP; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-391-8380.
Now, Our Lady of Fatima School, registration pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, limited seats available for all grades, first come, first served, school office hours are Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed ll:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 718-429-7031.
Sep 23, Martin Luther H.S., 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 Class Reunion @ MLHS.
Oct. 2006, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and Christian Day School 50th Anniversary, call 718-441-2120 or go to www.stjohnsglendale.org.
Central Queens YM & YWHA
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; FamilyWorkshops; Sundays, Fencing, fees charged for most 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, fees charged for most programs, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information, call 718-479-0505.
Long Island City Y
Apr. 8, Health Kids Day, 32-23 Queens Blvd.; 718-392-7932, ext. 242.
Apr. 15 10:30 a.m. Central Get the Interview, Get the Job
Apr. 17 5:30 p.m. East Elmhurst Adult Chess Club
Apr. 18 4 p.m. Auburndale, Poppenhusen Korean Storytelling
Apr. 19 Apr. 19 10:00 a.m. East Elmhurst Staywell Exercises 60+ 4 p.m. Lefferts Indian Storytelling 6 p.m. Broadway The Greek American Experience
Apr. 20 3 p.m. McGoldrick Chinese Musical Storytelling Broadway A Night of Cyber-Yugo 7 p.m.Central Folk Feet!
Apr. 22 10:30 a.m. Central Americans in Turbans 1 p.m. Langston Hughes A Celebration of Many Cultures 2 p.m. Flushing Harmony Between Cultures There are many programs available from toddlers to teens at the local libraries, for more information, call 718-990-0706.
+Community Board 2, 53-22 50th St., 2nd Floor, Woodside. Donate and drop off good quality clothing for Borden Avenue Veterans Residence Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
+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.
+NAR-ANON, Wednesday evenings, Church-in-the-Gardens, Forest Hills, call 800-984-0066 or go to www.nynaranon.org.
+Queens Jewish Community Council nondenominational community advisors and senior Medicare Part D assistance, 119-45 Union Tpke., Flushing; 718-544-9033.
+Selfhelp Services for Seniors, Computer Classes; Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave.; 718-429-3636; Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside; 718-224-7888.
+Sunnyside Community Services for Adults, call Nancy Lee Hendley at 718786-9273; 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.