2006-08-02 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events


Community Meetings
Boards
Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., Board 5, Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Meeting Hall, 62-10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718366-1834.

Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 7:45 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-263-9250.

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
Aug. 24, John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehab Center, 164-11 Chapin Pkwy., Jamaica; call for time 718-591-8446.

Councils
Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, 112th Police Precinct, Forest Hills.

Others
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. Sep. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11; 5:30 p.m., BOROUGH BOARD: 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.

First Friday of the Month, American Legion Astoria Post 145; James A. McKenna Post.

Arts & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble
Aug. 13, Booksigning/Discussion with Ron Geraci; Aug. 14, Open Mic Poetry; Aug. 15, Under The Sea Storytime; Aug. 19, Book Group: The Wings Of Joy...; Aug. 20, Lemony Snicket Club; Aug. 21, Poetry Writing Essentials; Aug. 26, Puppet Time; Aug. 27, Pancake Pig Character Appearance; Aug. 24, Author Storytime with Lori Corsin-Tobia; Aug. 29, Back-ToSchool Storytime; Tuesdays/Thursdays, weekly children's storytimes, all free, call to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718-380-7077.

Long Island Children's Museum
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, KIDS FIRST! Film Club; Aug. 8, Hop, Skip and Jump; Aug. 8, 10, Signature Sprouts; Aug. 8, 9, 13, "Aquamarine" comedy; Aug. 9, Butterflies, Birds and Bugs!; Aug. 10, Buglisi/Foreman Dance Workshop

Revealing Your Soul Through the Soles of Your Feet", Buglisi/Foreman Dance Performs!; Aug. 11, Pinwheels, Caillou's World of Wonder, admission $9, members and children under one free, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516-224-5800.

Louis Armstrong Museum
To Dec. 3, Armstrong and Africa exhibit, tours $8, 34-56 107th St., Corona; 718-478-8274.

Museum of the Moving Image
To Oct. 13, Adventures Of Captain Marvel, Tut's Fever Movie Palace, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria.

Noguchi Museum
To 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

Aug 5, agns b. Presents...; Aug 12, Rub-N-Tug Eskimo, aNYthing), Escort "live" (NYC); to Aug. 14, John Lurie: Works on Paper; Aug 19, Mathew Johnson live" (Wagon Repair, Vancouver B.C.), Beppe Loda Afro-Cosmic, Italy), Lee Douglas (Rong Music), Jeremy Campbell (Tropical Computer System); Aug 26, The Glimmers (Eskimo, Belgium) + a special guest; to Sep. 18, Ron Gorchov: Double Trouble; to Sep. 4, Su-Mei Tse's video and sculptural installation; to Oct. 2, Bearable Lightness...Likeness; 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.

Queens College
Aug. 4, Kiyoko Kashiwagi/Anime Dance Theater, Vongku Pak's Korean Drum Ensemble, Welcome to Dongmakgol; to Aug. 10, Louis Armstrong: American Jazz Icon exhibit; Aug. 11, D Underbelly, Ballet International Africans, Le Ballon d'Or; Aug. 18, Adam Scher Dance, Carioca Capoeira and Samba, The Man Who Copies; Aug. 25, Aerilise Dance Company, Shusmo, Zozo, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718-544-2996.

Queensborough Community College
To Sep. 30, Andy Warhol Exhibit, QCC Art Gallery; 718631-6396; Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community, library basement, room 30; 718-281-5770;

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

Aug. 4, Kiyoko Kashiwagi/Anime Dance Theater, Vongku Pak's Korean Drum Ensemble, Welcome to Dongmakgol; Aug. 11, D Underbelly, Ballet International Africans, Le Ballon d'Or; Aug. 18, Adam Scher Dance, Carioca Capoeira and Samba, The Man Who Copied; to August 20, ABCDF: Portraits of Mexico City; Aug. 25; Aerilise Dance Company, Shusmo, Zozo; ongoing, The Panorama of the City of New York, Tiffany: The Glass, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing; 718-592-9700

Queens Theatre in the Park
Aug. 3, Latina New Sounds; Aug. 4, Albita; Aug. 5, Inti Illimani; Aug. 6, Peru Negro, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/latinofest2006.

Socrates Sculpture Park
Aug. 9, Stolen Children; Aug. 16, Kikujiro; Aug. 23, Balseros (rain date Aug. 30), films begin at sunset, free, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 718-956-1819.

Others
Aug. 4, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Summer Fun at Flushing Town Hall free garden concerts, Marty Raneri & the Channel Surfers; Aug. 18, Asian Jazz Fusion, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-463-7700, ext. 224.

To Aug. 5, Flux Factory "Opolis: A Comix Fluxture", info@fluxfactory.org.

To Aug. 7, Women's Studio Center Inc., members only exhibition, free, 21-25 44 Avenue, Long Island City; www.womenstudiocenter.org. Aug. 8, Kew Gardens Community Center films: Mrs. Henderson Presents, Aug. 15, Everyone Says I Love You, Aug. 29, Fever Pitch, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 718-268-5960.

Aug. 10, Councilmember Tony Avella/Department of Parks and Recreation, Movie Night in the Park, "ET", free; Little Bay Park; 718-747-2137. Aug. 12, 26, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dance, non-members $10; Aug. 6, 13, Dance With Instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-4783100.

Aug. 12-26, Local Project art exhibit "Inner Visions", 2136 44th Rd., Long Island City; 718-578-9299.

Aug. 19, Queens Book Fair 2006, 2nd annual fair for selfpublished authors, Rufus King Park; www.queensbookfair. com.

Mon. to Thurs., Sat., AQA Gallery Summertime Art Workshop for Kids, fee, preregister, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-520-9842. Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Aug. 3-6, Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America (St. Markella), 26th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak trestles, 4 days;718-728-7820.

Aug. 5, Italian Charities of America flea market, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Aug. 13, Steinway Street BID, Steinway Street between 28th & 34th Avenues, 1 day;718-728-7820.

Aug. 17-20, Borgetto Cultural Assn., Steinway Street between 25th & 28th Avenues, 2 days;718-728-7820.

Aug. 19, Dutch Kills Civic Association, 36th Avenue between 29th & 35th Streets, 1 day;718-728-7820.

Sep. 4, Arts & Crafts "Magic of Astoria" Fair, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria; 718-721-4037.

To Oct. 1, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals, Broadway between Crescent & 47th Streets, 1 day each.

Oct. 15, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation 26th Annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival, Jamaica Avenue to 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard. Health To Aug. 18, ANIBIC, Camp Blue Castle, three-week session; now, Summer Day Camp; 718-347-5921 or 4239550, ext. 2147.

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
Aug. 13, The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck, free puppet theater show & workshop for kids & families , Weeping Beech Park, Flushing; 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.

+Historic Districts Council
Creating An Historic District: A Guide for Neighborhoods, 128 pages, 2-color, sample forms, $34.99 h.c., $19.99 s.c.; 212-614-9107.

Items of Community Interest

Aug. 15, Queensborough Community College, Admissions Open House, freshmen should bring official high school transcript, diploma, $65 application fee, transfer students should bring official high school and all college transcripts, $70 application fee, administration building, room 210; 718-281-5000; to Aug. 25, OASIS Summer Day Camp, ages 6 to13. 718-596-4900; to Sep. 30, Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-281-5770.

Aug. 3, Community Board 7/Office of Emergency Management/Councilmember Tony Avella, hurricane preparedness, free, seating limited; Knights of Columbus, 22-38 College Point Blvd.; 718-359-2800.

Aug. 6, Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens, Inc. 2006 5K Run, FIAO Soccer Field, 20th Avenue and 33rd Street, before Aug. 4 $12, day of race $20; 718-204-2444.

To Aug. 24, LaGuardia Community College Continuing Education, Home Decorating, registration begins Jun. 5, course fee, 718-482-7244.

Sep. 10, New York Mets Senior Stroll, following games, $8; Shea Stadium, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing; 718507-TIXX.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center
Now to Nov., Community Supported Agriculture (farm fresh produce for sale); To Aug. 3, 7-10, 14-17, Summer Bunnies; Aug. 3, 8, 10, 15, 17,APEC Explorers; To Aug. 4, 8-11, 15-18, Summer Nature Kids; Aug. 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, Fledglings; To Aug. 5, 8-12, 15-19, Toddler Time; Aug. 4, Animal Care Club; Aug. 3, 4, Wee Sprouts; Aug. 3, 10, 17, Watercolor Workshops; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, Summer Field Biology H.S. Internship; Aug. 4, 5, Aug. 11, 12 (RSVP Aug. 7), Aug. 18, 19 (RSVP Aug. 14), Overnight Camping, BBQ, Hike; Aug. 5, Margaret Wise Brown Fan Club, Southwestern Rock Art, T-Shirt Tie Dye; Aug. 5, 12, 19, Toddler Time on the Weekend!; Aug. 12, Mad Scientist: DNA Isolation/Estuary Explorations; "Wildman" Steve Brlll, Wild Food and Ecology Tour, 11:45 a.m., Union Turnpike and Winchester Boulevard, suggested donation $6 children, $12 adults; call 914-835-2153 at least 24 hours ahead; Aug. 12, 19, 26, It's Just Ducky; Aug. 19, An Evening With the Stars; ongoing: Toddler Time, Wee Sprouts, Fledglings, Nature Club, Junior Nature Kids, Conservation Club; birthday parties for 2-3 and 4to 12year-old children, most programs are fee-based, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Forest Park
Aug. 3, Win dinner with Beatlemania Again; Aug. 6, Queens Symphony Orchestra; Aug. 7, The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck; Aug. 9, Hip Pickles; Aug. 10, Musique Disco Group; Aug. 13, Queens Symphony Orchestra; Aug. 14, Super Circus Stuff; Aug. 17, "The Wizard of Oz" movie and sing-a-long; to Aug. 16, free sports clinics: basketball, karate, skateboard clinics, ages 7 to 14, registration required, starts May 30, space limited; to Sep. 5, outdoor yoga, $10 per session, 718-2354100 to register or 311 for information.

Juniper Valley Park
Tuesday Night Concert Series, 7:30 p.m.; 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North; bring your own lawn chair; 718-651-5865 or visit www.junipercivic.com; Aug. 8, Rock N' Roll Night, Pete Daniels' Nostalgia; Aug. 22, Italian Night, Caleps:, Marcantonio; Aug. 29, Swing Night, J.Walter Hawkes Quartet.

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
To Aug. 24, HSBC Children's Garden; call for fees, parking $5, Main Street, Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum
To Aug. 11, Children's Summer Program, call for fees; to Aug. 17, "Skyhunters in Flight", $9 p.p., free parking, reservations 718-470-0224, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

Others
To Aug. 11, Astoria Park, 24th annual outdoor adult lap swim program, Astoria Pool, 19th Street and 23rd Drive; www.nyc.gov/parks, or call 311.

To Aug. 25, Cunningham Park Satellite Center Summer Camp, ages 8-13, $300 for 8 weeks, registration required, transportation not provided, call Elissa DeVitto at 718520-5916.

Weekdays, Juniper Valley Park, Shaping Up In Juniper Park, for details go to www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311. 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, NY10021 or e-mail mluzinsk@skadden.com. School News & Events

Ongoing, Our Lady of Fatima School, registration prekindergarten 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 11:20 a.m. to 12:30

Sep. 23, Martin Luther H.S., 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 Class Reunion @ MLHS.

October, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and Christian Day School 50th Anniversary, call 718-4412120 or go to www.stjohnsglendale.org .

YMCAs
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; Family Workshops; 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.

Library Broadway Branch; 718-721-2462: Aug. 4 Angel Sanctuary Aug. 7 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Aug. 11 Escaflowne Aug. 18 Vampire Hunter D Aug. 25 Cowboy Bebop: Best Sessions To Aug. 20 Queens Library Cultural Drift: Understanding Movement and the Immigrant Experience

Flushing Library Summer 2006 Seminars Aug. 12 Alternative Medicine: Ayurvedic Way of Healing
Aug. 19 Global Concert Series: Folk Music of Mexico with Cetiliztli There are many interesting things to do for toddlers to teens to adults at the local libraries, for more information, call 718-990-0700.

PSAs

+AL-ANON, Tuesday evenings, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor, 82nd Street; 718-651-4885.

+NAR-ANON, Wednesday evenings, Church-in-theGardens, Forest Hills, call 800-984-0066 or go to www.nynaranon.org.

+Queens Jewish Community Council nondenominational community and senior advisors, 119-45 Union Tpke., Flushing; 718-544-9033.

+Selfhelp Services for Seniors: All centers host many interesting and diverse courses and activities, some have free lunch, call for information.

Austin St. Senior Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.,Forest Hills; 718-520-8197.

Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside; 718-224-7888.

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.

Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave.; 718-4293636.

Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd.; 718-896-8511.

Sunnyside Community Services for Adults, 718-786-9273.

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