Calendar of Events
May 28, 10 a.m., United Community Civic Association Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, refreshments, rain or shine; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and Ditmars Boulevard.
May 28, 7:30 p.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association memorial service; Church-on-the-Hill, 167-05 35th Ave., Flushing; May 29, noon, annual Memorial Day ceremony and Parade; Memorial Field, 149th Street and 15th Drive, Whitestone; 718539-0836.
Associations May 11, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-38 28th St., Long Island City; 718-786-2049. May 18, 7:30 p.m., Astoria Homeowners, Tenants & Business Civic; St. Francis of Assisi School Basement, 21-17 45th St., Astoria; 718-721-3690.
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. May 16, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718-786-3335. Jun. 1, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718-533-8773. Jun. 12, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718-359-2800. Jun. 13, Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-263-9250. Clubs May 24, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Frank Kenna Republican Club of Astoria, 23-63 Steinway St. Jun. 18, 8 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Margaret Tetz Nursing & Rehab Cenr, 164-11 Chapin Pkwy., Jamaica; 718-591-8446. Councils May 17, Jun. 21, Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, 112th Police Precinct, Forest Hills. May 23, 107th Police Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing.
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. Others
May 10, 4 p.m., MTA Phase II StormWater Program; MTA Headquarters, Board Room, 5th Floor, 347 Madison Ave., Manhattan; 212-878-7483.
May 11, 6:30 p.m., International Association of Administrative Professionals Queens Chapter, $25 includes dinner; Donovan's of Bayside Restaurant; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15, 8 p.m., Queens Mineral Society; Queens College, New Science Building, Room D235, Flushing; 718-544-5059. 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.
May 16, 6 p.m., BQE Reconstruction; White Castle Headquarters, 69-01 34t Ave., Woodside; 718-424-4157.
May 17, 7 p.m., sharp, Jackson Heights Beautification Group; Community Group, 35th venue; 718-651-7745.
May 22, 7:30 p.m., Hearing Loss Association of Queens at Lexington; Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights.
May 31, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718-846-1907.
Arts & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble May 13, Mahamudra Tantra Book Discussion.; May 15, Poetry Writing Essentials; May 17, Around The Corner Book Group; May 21, Harry Potter Club: Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Professor Jonathan Dark's Magic Factory; May 23, Judith Caseley Storytime: In Style With Grandma Antoinette; May 27, Arthur Character Appearance; Tuesdays and Thursdays, Weekly Storytimes, all events are free of charge and open to the public. events may change, call ahead to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.
Flushing Town Hall
May 13, Creating Mother's Day Magic, Music for Tots!; May 20, Cuttin' Up!, Music for Tots!, Musicians of the NY Philharmonic; May 21, Curator's Talk, 137-25 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718463-7700. LaGuardia Community College To May 12, 2006 Performance Planet: The Queens World Series Connects the Dots, Joseito Mateo; May 19. Student and Faculty Music Festival, free; Jun. 3, Salman Ahmad, tickets vary, Long Island City 718-482-5151.
Museum of the Moving Image
May 12, Artstar; Reality-Documentary TV Series Set In The New York City Art World; May 13, Tanner '88: Moonwalker and Bookbag, Bagels With Bruce, Nashville, Buffalo Bill And The Indians Or Sitting Bull's History Lesson. Images; May 14, Tanner '88: Child's Play, The Great Escape, Popeye, Nashville Images; May 17, The Band Wagon; May 19, Japon; May 20, Tanner '88: The Girlfriend Factor and Something Borrowed, Something New, Three Women, Vincent and Theo, The Player; May 21, Tanner '88: The Boiler Room and The Reality Check, Time and Tide, Three Women, Vincent and Theo; May 26, Battle in Heaven; May 27, Gosford Park, H.E.A.L.T.H., Short Cuts; May 28, Tanner On Tanner, H.E.A.L.T.H., Short Cuts, tickets vary; 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.
May 19-Oct. 15, Best of Friends: R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi, admission, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City; 718204-7088. P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
To May 29, Reprocessing Reality; Jun. 22, Beatfuse! By Obra unveiling; to Aug. 14, John Lurie: Works on Paper; MoMA members free, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.
May 16, All-Hindemith Program of chamber music ; May 21, Russian American Kids Circus; May 23, Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano, admission, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718-793-8080. Queensborough Community College
May 10-13, Naomi In the Living Room and Other Stories; May 11, 12, Annual Dance Workshop; May 13, Swing into Spring; May 21, Oratorio Society presents Happy Birthday, Mozart ongoing, Paintings, "Elements of Life"; Exhibits, "African Art and the Khabouris Codex"; 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 Museum of Art
Now to July 9, Open Routines: Recent Projects by Pedro Lasch, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: Habitat 7, LocalWords: An Interactive Installation by Sol Aramendi; now to August 20, ABCDF: Portraits of Mexico City; ongoing, The Panorama of the City of New York, Tiffany: The Glass, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing.
Queens Theatre in the Park
May 12-14, 17, 20, 21, Broadway Song & Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, admission; 718-760-0064.
May 11, "Bewitched"; May 23, "Paper Clips"; May 30, "Good Night, Good Luck", 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-2685960. May 12-14, Astoria Performing Arts Center "Forever Plaid"; May 20, Senior Stars: Each Tomorrow Morning-Memories and Songs of a Lifetime; Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South; May 26, Astoria Playmaking Program; I.S, 126, 31-15 21st St., Astoria; 718-393-7505.
May 13, Queens Symphony Orchestra "Swing Into Spring"; May 17, 18,Young People's Concerts: ASpring Fling!, Queensborough Community College, Springfield Boulevard, Bayside; 718-326-4455. May 13, St. Michael's Cemetery "Celebrate the Music of Scott Joplin", free, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-278-3240.
May 13, Goliard Concerts, Klapa Astoria, $30 concert & reception, $15 concert only; Steinway Reformed Church, Ditmars Boulevard; 718-728-8927.
May 14, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Olga Maria Ramos; May 20, Boleros; May 21, Zarzuelas; May 25 "We Women Do It Better" $65 special event; 718-899-8404, ext. 307, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; all other events 718-729-3880.
May 16, St. John's University "Stories Through The Arts" Festival; Marillac Terrace and Bent Hall Rooms, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows; 718-990-6161.
May 20, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dance $10 non-members, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
May 20, 21, Socrates Sculpture Park, Summer in Long Island City , 31-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718-956-1819.
May 20, 28, FSF Community Theatre Group, "Blythe Spirit", $12, all seats reserved; Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd.; 800-260-6789.
To May 20, Queens Players "Return to the Grand Guignol; The Creek Theatre, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; www.thequeensplayers. com.
May 21, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Curator's Talk, light refreshments after tour; to Jun. 18, Puppetry Exhibition, "With or Without Strings", $5, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700, ext. 222.
To May 21, Hellenic Action, Inc. presents Dionisios Kavvadias-Retro Active Collection of Old and New Drawings, inspired by figurative and comic book art, free; The ARTSPACE at Athanasiades Cultural Center, 30-98 42nd St., Astoria; e-mail Himou@aol.com.
May 25, Queens Council on the Arts, Digitalizing Your Portfolio: A PowerPoint Presentation; Women's Studio Center, 21-25 44th Ave., Long Island City; Jun. 3, Panel Forum For Visual Artists: How to Price Your Artwork?; Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Admission is free, registration is required, space is limited, go to www.queenscouncilarts. org.
May 25, 27, Astoria Performing Arts Center of Queens, auditions, "American Idol Senior-Citizen Style!!"; Greek Cultural Center, 2718 Hoyt Ave., South, Astoria; 718-393-7505.
May 26-28, Jun. 2-4, Theatre A La Carte "The Golden Age of Radio: Who's on First & Sorry Wrong Number", $12, $11, must reserve; Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy.; 718-631-4092.
May 27, The Blur Division New York-based trio, free; Smokey's Bar & Grill, 5-16 51st Ave., Long Island City; 718-937-1111.
May 27, Jun. 24, Women's Studio Center, Women's Writers Forum, free; registration not necessary, 21-25 44th Ave., Long Island City; 718-361-5649.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dance
May 16, LICBDC Business Breakfast, registration $30 non-members, RSVP email@example.com; Long Island City YMCA, 3223 Queens Blvd., LIC; 718-786-5300, ext. 21.
May 19, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation, 27th Anniversary-Annual "Spring Has Sprung" Dinner Dance, $60 p.p., reservations; Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave.; 718 805-0202.
May 19, QSAC Gala, Casino Royale, $150 p.p.; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; go to www.qsac.com.
May 21, Ravenswood Lions Club Charity Luncheon to purchase and train a guide dog; Riccardo's by the Bridge, 21-01 24thAve., Astoria; 718-932-1854.
May 22, Long Island City YMCAMurder Mystery Dinner Theater "'Til Death Do Us Part"; Riccardo's by the Bridge, Astoria.
Jun. 27, 107th Precinct Community Council annual dinner dance, $50 p.p.; The Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-1600.
Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
May 12, South Queens Boys & Girls Club, "Jay Black And The Americans", tickets vary; Colden Center, Queens College, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718-441-6050, ext. 202
May 13, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
May 15, Rory Lancman, candidate for 25th Assembly District fundraising reception; Fame Diner, 176-19 Union Tpke., Hillcrest; May 23, Torah Center of Hillcrest, 171-05 Jewel Ave., Hillcrest; 917-363-9004.
May 18-21, St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30th Drive between 30th & 31st Street; 718-728-7820.
May 20, Quays Pub Music Against Violence Benefit honoring William Wheeler Jr., 45th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria; 718-721-4650. May 21, Sixth Annual Forest Hills Arts Festival, rain or shine, Austin Street from 69th Road to 72nd Road; go to www.shopforesthills.com or call 718-268-6565.
May 25, ANIBIC Fourth Annual Fashion Show, raffle, dinner, reserve, $35 p.p.,; Joe Abbracciamento's, 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park; 718-423-9838.
May 27, Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club, Greenpoint Avenue, 46th Street, Queens Boulevard, 44th Street/Greenpoint Avenue, no rain date.
May 20, Bayside Hills Civic Association 70th Year Jubilee Celebration, catered buffet, beer, wine, soda, cash bar, DJ and dancing, on-site parking, $75 p.p., reservations; Fort Totten's Officers' Club Landmark Building, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
May 29-Oct. 1, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals, Broadway between Crescent & 47th Streets, 1 day each. Health Now, City Parks Foundation, CityParks Seniors Fitness four more weeks, free, except for bicycles, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, six-weeks, 718-699-4200 www.CityParksFoundation.org.
May 13, Veterans Information Day; Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park; 718-380-0037.
Jun. 3, United Community Civic Association/Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens, Annual Community Health Fair; St. Francis of Assisi Church, School Yard, 21st Avenue.
Jun. 3, 4, American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Astoria Park Track, registration/information, call 718-263-2225, ext. 13 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 May 13, Queens Historical Society National Historic Preservation Month Historic Buildings of Nassau and Suffolk Counties; Flushing Cemetery: History and Horticulture; May 20, Jamaica's Suburbs: Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Hollis, May 21, Mundane Radical: Rufus King and His Early 19th Century Farm; 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, admission; 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718939-0647, ext. 17.
Items of Community Interest
May 16, Astoria Restoration Association, Home Repair Workshops, free; Astoria Federal Savings & Loan, 31-24 Ditmars Blvd, pre-register. May 17, Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 6-week computer course, $60, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718-456-2000. +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
May 11, 18,Watercolor Flowers; May 13, Little Neck Bay Walk; May 13, 20, 21, Crazy for Caterpillars; May 20, Southwestern Rock Art, An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program; May 20, 27, Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24, Tai ChiWorkshops; May 21, Pets and Pals Party; May 27, 28, Crawling Critters; May 28, Second Sail on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater; May 30, Eco-Explorer's Club; May to Nov, Community Supported Agriculture (farm fresh produce), 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.
Jul. 10 to Aug. 16, free basketball, free karate, free skateboard clinics, ages 7 to 14 depending on sport, registration required, starts May 30, space limited; 718-235-4100 to register or 311 for information.
New York Hall of Science
Weekends, Drop-In Family Workshops, Plant-A-Seed, Seed Collages, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 718-699-0005.
Queens Botanical Garden
May 11, Seeds for Seniors: Bees and Honey Tasting; May 13, Just for Kids! Spring Nature Walk, Mother's Compost Day, Spring Nature Walk-Family Food Foraging; May 21, Herbal Skin Care, Compost Double-Header 1) Backyard Composting, 2) Vermicomposting, Composting in Small Spaces; May 25, Creating an Indoor/Outdoor Herb Collection, to Sep. 9, HSBC Children's Garden; call for fees, parking $5, Main Street, Flushing; 718-8863800.
Queens County Farm Museum
May 13, The Big Apple Depression Glass Club Collectibile & Antique Show & Sale, $4 p.p.; May 21, Farm Fest, $3 p.p. 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.
May 10, New Yorkers for Parks 4th Annual Parks Advocacy Day, register online at www.ny4p.org.
May 28, National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruises, $35 p.p. includes refreshments and tour, 718-318-9344 or email@example.com.
Oct. 7, Hillcrest H.S. Class of 1986 20th Year Reunion, call Mary Lou Haley Bischoff at 845-354-7031 or go to www.hillcrestclassof86.com.
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
May 12, 13, 14, Martin Luther King H.S., "The Boyfriend" Musical; May 19, Seventh Grade Visitation Day, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth; 718-894-4000.
May 13, W.C. Bryant H.S. open house, 48-10 31st Ave., Long Island City; 718-721-5404. May 13, 21, BVM/St. Mary's Winfield, St. Mary's Afterschool all kids production of "Guys & Dolls, Jr", tickets, $6, $3, reserved seating, St. Mary's auditorium, 70-20 47th Ave., Woodside; 718672-4848.
May 17, District 30 staff, PA/PTA, administrators, teachers, Region 4 staff and friends reunion, $40 p.p., RSVP; Riccardo's, 2101 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-391-8380.
To May 30, New York City Department of Education, Office of Student Enrollment Planning and Operations, parent/student information sessions "Choosing a High School; for information go to www.nycenet.edu/Offices/StudentEnroll/HSAdmissionsNews/default.htm.
Jun. 4, St. Luke's School, all-day indoor flea market, tables $40, interested vendors call 718-746-3833.
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 May 16, 7th Annual Sholem Aleichem Day; 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..
+City of New York Parks & Recreation seeking lifeguards, call 311 or go to www.nycgovparks.org.
+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; 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.