2006-05-24 / 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; 718366-0121.
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

Flag Day
Jun. 10, 11 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, Flag Day parade (parade forms at 10 a.m.), Greenpoint Avenue from 39th to 48th Street; noon, ceremonies; Veterans Memorial Plaza, Joe Sabba Park, Queens Boulevard and 49th Street.

Community Meetings
Boards
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.
Jun. 21, 3:30 p.m., Board 7; Main Street Library, Flushing; 718-359-2800.

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
Jun. 21, Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20,
112th Police Precinct, Forest Hills.
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 31, 1 p.m.,
Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718-846-1907.
Jun. 1, 6 p.m., NYC Department of Transportation; Queens Borough Hall, 122-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213; 212-442-7173 or truckroute@dot.nyc.gov.
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. 7, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718-639-8497.

Arts & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble
May 27,
Arthur Character Appearance; Jun. 8, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late storytime; Jun. 10, meet author Elizabeth Nunez; Jun. 11, Harry Potter Club; Jun. 12, open mic poetry; Jun. 15, meet author Dave Durand; Jun. 19, poetry writing essentials; Jun. 20, Get Ready For Summer storytime; Jun. 21, Empowering Your Soul Through Meditation book discussion; Jun. 25, spot 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.
LaGuardia Community College
Jun. 3,
Salman Ahmad, tickets vary, Long Island City 718-4825151. Museum of the Moving Image
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, Jun. 8, A Prairie Home Companion, tickets vary; 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.
Noguchi Museum
To Oct. 15,
Best of Friends: R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi, admission, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City; 718-2047088.
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
May 25,
Fine Print: Mass Appeal; to May 29, Reprocessing Reality; Jun. 22, Beatfuse! By Obra; Jun. 25 to Sep. 18, Ron Gorchov: Double Trouble; Jun. 25 to Sep. 4, Su-Mei Tse's video and sculptural installation;to Aug. 14, John Lurie: Works on Paper; to Oct. 15, Best Of Friends: Buckminster Fuller And Isamu Noguchi, admission varies, MoMA members free, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084. Queensborough Community College
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
To July 9,
Open Routines: Recent Projects by Pedro Lasch, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: Habitat 7, Local Words: An Interactive Installation by Sol Aramendi; 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.
Others
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, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Astoria Playmaking Program; I.S, 126, 31-15 21st St., Astoria; 718-393-7505.
May 26-27, The Phoenix Players "The Rimers of Eldritch", $12; Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd. College Point 516-6780016.
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 26 to Jun. 18, Thalia Spanish Theatre "We Women Do It Better", tickets $22/$20, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718729-3880.
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.
May 28, FSF Community Theatre Group, "Blythe Spirit", $12, all seats reserved; Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd.; 800-260-6789.
May 30, Kew Gardens Hills Community/Senior Center" "Good Night, Good Luck", 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960.
May 31, Jubilee Cluster Players auditions, "Once Upon A Mattress"; United Methodist Church of Glendale, 66-14 Central Ave., Middle Village; 718-894-8654 or 416-0975.
To Jun. 1, Carolina Penafiel & Sara Rychtarik photographs "Seeing Queens"; Repetti, 44-02 23rd St., 4th Floor, Long Island City.

Jun. 1, Kew Gardens Community/Senior Center, "The Wedding Banquet"; Jun. 4, Cesar Vuksic Chamber Ensemble, "Queens Rhapsody"; Jun. 6, "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"; Jun. 13, "Vengo"; Jun. 15, "Divorce, Italian Style"; Jun. 22, "Central Station"; Jun. 27, "The Triplets of Belleville"; Jun. 29, "Open City", 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 718-268-5960.

Jun. 2, Graduation To Murder!, $45 p.p.; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-721-7777.

Jun. 2, 5, 9, Italian Charities of America, Dance With Instruction;

Jun. 3, 17, Saturday Dance, Members $8, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Jun. 3, Queens Council on the Arts, 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.

Jun. 3, Dino Rosi International Concert; Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing; 718-762-3198; Jun. 7, Atria Kew Gardens, 117-01 84th Ave; 718-784-7552.

Jun. 4, 24, Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company, 2006 Peking Opera Festival: Part One, $26-$100 p.p.; Flushing Town Hall, 13755 Northern Blvd.; 212-736-5306 or 718-296-0233.
Jun. 9, Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center, "The Family Stone"; Jun. 13, "Cheaper By The Dozen"; Jun. 23,Serendipity; Jun. 27, "Never Been Kissed", 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010.
To Jun. 18, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Puppetry Exhibition, "With or Without Strings", $5, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700, ext. 222.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dance
Jun. 4, Forest Hills Action League "I Care" Awards brunch, parking available; Sterling Glen, 112-50 72nd Ave., Forest Hills; 718-268-7820.

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 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 29-Oct. 1, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals, Broadway between Crescent & 47th Streets, 1 day each.
Jun. 3, NORC flea market, bargains, raffle, homemade refreshments, volunteers needed; 718-278-4148.
Jun. 7, Chocolate Factory 2006 Benefit Fundraiser "Taste of LIC", tickets $35-$500; 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-7069.
Jun. 10, Italian Charities of America flea market, refreshments will be served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.
Jun. 14, Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center/NORC, mini flea market, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010.
Jun. 21-25, St. Antonio Abate Society of Castrofilippo, Ditmars Boulevard between 35th & 38th Streets, 4 days;718-728-7820.

Health
Now, City Parks Foundation, City Parks Seniors Fitness two more weeks, free, except for bicycles, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, six-weeks, 718-699-4200 www.CityParksFoundation.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 e-mail heather.reagan@cancer.org.

Jun. 15, Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center, Lecture: Balance Fall Prevention; Jun. 20, Lecture: Memory Loss: Fact or Fiction; Jun. 21, Welcome Summer Festival, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718699-1010.

Jun. 29, Jul. 27, ANIBIC, Camp Blue Castle, three-week sessions- Jun. 29 to Jul. 21, Jul. 27 to Aug. 18,; 718-347-5921 or 423-9550.

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.

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