2006-05-17 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events


Memorial Day
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.
Noon, American Legion Continental Post 1424, Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade starts at 107-15 Metropolitan Ave. ending at Remsen Park; 718-835-1587 or 520-8623.
1 p.m., Maspeth Memorial Day Parade, starts at Walter A. Garlinge Memorial Park ends at Grand Street and 69th Lane; 718-672-8333.
2 p.m.,.College Point Memorial Day Parade, starts at 26th Avenue on College Point Boulevard; 718-939-3393.
7:30 p.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association memorial service; Church-on-the-Hill, 167-05 35th Ave., Flushing.
May 29: 11 a.m., Glendale Memorial Day Parade, starts at Cypress and Myrtle Avenues, Ridgewood, to Cooper and Myrtle Avenue;718-366-0121.
Noon, Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade; Memorial Field, 149th Street and 15th Drive, Whitestone; 718-539-0836.
2 p.m., Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, starts at Jayson and Northern Boulevards, Great Neck, and closing ceremony at St. Anastasia's schoolyard; www.memorialdayparade.com

Community Meetings
Associations
May 18, 7:30 p.m.,
United Forties Civic; St. Teresa's Parish Center, 45th Street; 917-650-7776.
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 23, 7:30 p.m., East Bayside Homeowners; All Saints' Church Common Room, 40th Avenue., Bayside.

Boards


        
        
          
        
          Brahms In Astoria 
            The Astoria Symphony Orchestra will perform Ein 
            Deutsches Requiem on May 21, 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic 
            Church, 43-19 30th Avenue, Astoria (30th Avenue at 43rd Street). 
            Tickets $15 at the door or available on line at 
            www.astoriamusic.org. 
Brahms In Astoria The Astoria Symphony Orchestra will perform Ein Deutsches Requiem on May 21, 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 43-19 30th Avenue, Astoria (30th Avenue at 43rd Street). Tickets $15 at the door or available on line at www.astoriamusic.org.

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.
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.

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 Tietz Nursing & Rehab Center, 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.

Education Councils
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 17, 7 p.m., sharp, Jackson Heights Beautification Group; Community Group, 35th venue; 718-651-7745.
May 17, 7:30 p.m., COP 104, Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St., Maspeth; 718-651-5865.
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 20, 9:30 a.m., Forest Hills Community House Youth Leadership Conference, 108-25 62nd Dr., Forest Hills; 718-592-5757, ext. 252.
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.
Jun. 1, 3 p.m., Boys & Girls Clubs of America New York Long Island Area Council; Swan Club, Shore Road, Glenwood Landing; 516-621-7600.
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.

Arts & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble
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 20,
Cuttin' Up!, Music for Tots!, Musicians of the NY Philharmonic; May 21, Curator's Talk, 137-25 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700.
LaGuardia Community College
May 19.
Student and Faculty Music Festival, $5; Jun. 3, Salman Ahmad, tickets vary, Long Island City 718-482-5151.
Museum of the Moving Image
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.
Noguchi Museum
May 19-Oct. 15,
Best of Friends: R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi, admission, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City; 718-204-7088.
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; MoMAmembers free, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.
Queens College
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 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 17, 20, 21,
Broadway Song & Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, admission; 718-760-0064.
Others
May 17, 18,
Queens Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concerts: A Spring Fling!, Queensborough Community College, Springfield Boulevard, Bayside; 718-326-4455.
May 19-20, 26-27, The Phoenix Players "The Rimers of Eldritch", $12; Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd. College Point 516-678-0016.
May 20, Astoria Performing Arts Center 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 20, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dance $10 nonmembers, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100. May 20, 21, Socrates Sculpture Park, Summer in Long Island City, Interstate: The American Road Trip , 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, 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 21, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 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 21, Astoria Symphony, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 43-19 30th Ave.
May 21, Glen Mohr Chorale, "Go to Galilee"; St. Ignatius Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset; 516-621-8300.
May 23, Kew Gardens Hills Community/Senior Center"Paper Clips"; May 30, "Good Night, Good Luck", 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960.
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, 27-18 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 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 24th Ave., 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 20,
Quays Pub Music Against Violence Benefit honoring William Wheeler Jr., 45th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria; 718-721-4650.
May 20, St. John's University vs. FDNY soccer match to benefit Firefighters lost 9/11, Queens Campus, Belson Stadium; $12; 888-467-8676.
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 21, Cathedral Fellowship Greek Food &Wine Tasting to benefit Neighborhood Coalition For Shelter, $15; Cathedral Center; 337 East 74th St., Manhattan; RSVP cathedralfellow@hotmail.com or 917-691-4161
To May 21, St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30th Drive between 30th & 31st Street; 718-728-7820.
May 23, Rory Lancman, candidate for 25th Assembly District fundraising reception; Torah Center of Hillcrest, 17105 Jewel Ave., Hillcrest; 718-725-7538.
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 two more weeks, free, except for bicycles, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, six-weeks, 718-699-4200 www.CityParksFoundation.org.
May 21, "Ready, Set, Go" College Options Workshop Day for Teens with Learning Disabilities and on the Autism Syndrome; C.W. Post campus, Brookville, Long Island; 516-729-0066, felix@jccany.org 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 email heather.reagan@cancer.org.

Historicals
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 20,
National Historic Preservation Month Historic Buildings of Nassau and Suffolk Counties; 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; 718-939-0647, ext. 17.

Items of Community Interest
May 17, Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 6-week computer course, $60, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718-456-2000.
May 18, Queensborough Community College, "OASIS Summer Day Camp Open House; May 21, Defying Hitler: Germany's White Rose Student Resistance; May 25, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Installation; May 30, Honors Convocation, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6044.
May 20, East Bayside Homeowners Association, child ID program; All Saints' Parish Hall, 40th Avenue, Bayside.
May 20, Forest Hills Community House Access for Young Women Program annual youth leadership conference, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-591-5757, ext. 252.
+ Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, The American Family Community Services Spanish classes, donation requested, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718-639-8370.
+ June 3, 10, 17, Elder Law Seminars, 2:30 p.m., Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing; 718-762-3198/347-532-3025. Parks & Recreation
Alley Pond Environmental Center
May 18,
Watercolor Flowers; May 20, Southwestern Rock Art, An Evening With the Stars Astronomy Program; May 20, 21, Crazy for Caterpillars; May 20, 27, Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24, Tai Chi Workshops; 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.
Forest Park
May 30,
"Wildman" Steve Brill Hunt for Wild Grape Leaves; 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 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; 718-886-3800.
Queens County Farm Museum
May 21,
Farm Fest, $3 p.p. 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.
Others
May 28,
National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruises, $35 p.p. includes refreshments and tour, 718-318-9344 or driepe@nyc.rr.com.

Reunions
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 mluzinsk@skadden.com.

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