2006-10-18 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events


To Oct. 20, Community Board 2 Candy Drive to help children in the community celebrate Halloween; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor, Sunnyside; 718.533.8773.

Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., New York Metropolitan Country Music Association 23rd Anniversary and Halloween Dance, $12 admission; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328.

Oct. 28, 11 a.m., Halloween Costume Parade, free candy for children in the park; I.S. 125, 47th Avenue. Oct. 27, 28, 29, Long Island Children's Museum, "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"; Oct. 28, Fifth Annual Ghostly Gala, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.5800.

Oct. 28, 29, 31, Queens County Farm Museum Halloween haunted House, admission $4 p.p., hayrides $2 p.p., Amazing Maize Maze $7 p.p., 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.FARM.

Oct. 29, Queens Botanical Garden, Pumpkin Patch, $5 per child, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886.3800.

To Nov. 2, Psycho Clan, "Nightmare: Face Your Fear" Haunted House; Roy Wilkins Park, Big Tent, Merrick and Baisley Boulevards, Jamaica, 311.

+Now, "Boo at the Zoo" fun for all ghouls and goblins, $6 adults, $2 kids; Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing; 718.271.1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.

Community Meetings

Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39- 38 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.

Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Jamaica Estates; 718.264.7895.

Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Board 3; I.S. 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.458.2707.

Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Board 7, Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Nov. 8, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.263.9250.

Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Board 4; St. John's Queens Hospital, Cafeteria, 90- 02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Oct. 19, 8 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens, Inc.; Margaret Tietz Center, 164th Street, Flushing; 718.591.8446.

Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Frank Kenna Republican Club of Astoria, 23-63 Steinway St.; 718.268.5071.

Community Councils
Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., 112th Police Precinct, Forest Hills; council112@yahoo.com.

Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Jan. 23, 2007, 7 p.m., 114th Police Precinct, 34- 16 Astoria Blvd., LIC.

Oct. 31, 7 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor.

Community Education Councils
Oct. 26, 7 p.m., CEC 26, Region 3; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Room 128, Bayside; 718.631.6927.

Nov. 14. CEC 30, Region 4;I.S. 145, 33-34 80th St., Jackson Heights; Dec. 12, P.S. 152. 33-52 62nd St., Woodside; 718.391.8380.

Oct. 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Queens Interagency Council For The Aging, free; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.268.5954.

Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.

Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Floral Park Community Civic Council; North Fork Bank, 257-03 Hillside Ave., Floral Park.

Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m., Kew Forest-Woodside, Irwin Loitz Post 250, JewishWar Veterans; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego park; 718.AX7.7711.

Oct. 25, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural/Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue, Woodhaven; 718.845.3385.

Oct. 26, 5:45 p.m., Board of Trustees, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0705.

Oct. 30, 6 p.m., Hearing Loss Association, Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, 30th Avenue, Jackson heights; 718.264-3017.

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

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Oct. 29, Booksigning/discussion with Gus Alfieri, and special guest Dick McGuire; Tuesdays/Thursdays, weekly children's storytimes, all free, call to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077.

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
Oct. 20, Rashomon; Oct. 21, The Japanese Film: A Tribute To Donald Richie, Life, Atami Blues, Dead Youth, Five Filosophical Fables, Rashomon; Oct. 22, Tokyo Story, Late Spring; Oct. 24, Death of a President, Oct. 27, Samurai Rebellion, Oct. 28, 29 Samurai Rebellion, Woman In The Dunes, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Oct. 22 to Jan. 8, 2007, opening day celebration, Defamation of Character, Sam Samore: The Suicidist exhibition; Music is a Better Noise, The Gold Standard, Burt Barr: Recent Work; painting and drawing galleries, and Video in the Vault; Oct. 22 to May 7, 2007, Time Base and the Universe, High Plane V; Oct. 29 to Jan. 8, 2007, Cloudless, admission varies, members free, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; 718.784.2084.

Queensborough Community College
Oct. 22, Remembering Mel, big band tribute to Mel Torme; 718.631.6311; 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 College
Oct. 28, Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder: Two For The Road; Nov. 12, Empire Brass, $50 p.p., Kupferberg Center, Flushing; 718- 793-8080.

Queens Museum of Art
Oct. 22, 2006 UN Day Celebration, Queens International 2006 Goes Live; Oct. 23, Running On Empty; Oct. 26, The Renaissance; Oct. 29, Day of the Dead Festival; Oct. 28-29, Queens Scenes Theatre Festival; Oct. 29, Nov. 2, Day of the Dead Festival; Oct. 30, Capturing the Friedman's; 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 Oct. 21, "Men of Mahjong"; Oct. 21-22, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre; Oct. 24, Comedian John Pizzi; Oct. 28. John Pizzi Children's Show, Songstress Carolina La O; Oct. 28-29, AMusical Journey with Vickie Phillips; Oct. 29, "The Frog Bride", ticket prices vary, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 718.760.0064, or www.queenstheatre.org.

Socrates Sculpture Park To Mar. 4, 2007, EAF06: 2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibit, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718.956.1819.

Thalia Spanish Theatre
To Nov. 28, 12-week theatre workshop for beginning thespians, $150, classes on Tuesdays, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

Oct. 18, Children's Orchestra Society, faculty and student concerts, The BelKyma Duo; Oct. 25, Elite String Ensemble; Oct. 30, La sonorite!, Nov. 6, Hyunmee Lee, piano, free; Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St.

Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, Women's Studio Center, Visual Arts Workshop, Movement and the Body: Figure Drawing; Oct. 22, Color Mixing: Basic Concepts For Painting; Oct. 28, Pastels an Introduction, non-member fees vary from $9.50 to $135, 21-25 44 Ave., Long Island City, 718.361.5649.

Oct. 20, Election For Murder!; Papa Razzi, 1500 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, $45 p.p. 516.877.7744, for more information, call The Killing Kompany at 212 772.2590, or 888.SHOOT-EM.

Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29, Marathon Little Theatre Group, "Beau Jest", $12, reserved seats; Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglaston; 718.224.6924.

To Oct. 22, Flux Factory, "Down The Street & Around the Corner, 38-38 43rd St., LIC.

Oct. 25-26, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Young People's Concerts: Masquerade Madness, admission, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Bldg. 22, Glendale; 718.326.4455. Oct. 25, Hillcrest Senior Center, Birthday party and Halloween Contest; Oct. 28, Dance Contest-Part 3, prizes for events, 168-01B Hillside Ave., Jamaica Estates; 718.297.7171.

Oct. 26, Queens Council on the Arts, artist collectives; Hell Gate Social, 12-21 Astoria Blvd.; 718.647.7733.

Oct. 27, 28, 29, Nov. 3-5, 10-12, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, $15 advance; Broccoli Theater @ Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria; 718.393.7505.

Oct. 28, Bella Italia Mia, 9th Annual Pizza Party, $30 N.M.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

To Oct. 29, Repetti Gallery, Ric Jenny IQ Quilts and Arguments, 44-02 23rd St., 4th floor, LIC; 718.670.3226.

To Nov. 5, St. John's University, "Darker Shades of Red: Official Soviet Propaganda From The Cold War", Art Gallery, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica; 718-990-7476.

To Nov. 12, Y Gallery, The Real Story of the Superheroes, 32-70 85th St., Jackson Heights; 718.565.6285.

To Feb. 24, 2007,Lincoln Center's American Songbook 2006-2007 Season, Avery Fisher Hall, Manhattan; 212.721.6500.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Oct. 22, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center's 30th Anniversary Homecoming Gala benefit in the P.S. 1 Galleries; Nov. 2, Editions/Artists' Books Opening Night Benefit Preview at The Tunnel in Chelsea; 718.785.2084.

Oct. 28, Alley Pond Environmental Center Square Dance, $10 p.p. non-members, $8 p.p. members, $5 per child, ages 5 to 12, must be with paying adult, pre-registration required, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718.229.4000.

Oct. 28, Queens County American Legion, Annual Legislative Breakfast "Show Your Colors, America!"; Broad Channel Post 1404, 209 Crossbay Blvd., Broad Channel.

Oct. 29, Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, Inc. 59th Anniversary Celebration Honoring Community Members; Dazie's Restaurant; 718.729.0986.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Oct. 20, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Penny Social, admission $3; McKee Post 131, 10-20 Clintonvillle St., Whitestone.

Oct. 21, Goliard Concerts, First Concert of the Season and Fundraiser; Steinway Reformed Church; 718.728.8927.

Oct. 21, Kew Gardens Fall Flea Market to benefit Jamaica Hospital Pediatric Unit, old and new stuff and much, much more, live entertainment, raindate Oct. 28, 82-60 Austin St; 718.847.1959.

Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Dec. 16, VFW Flanders Field Post 150 Holiday Fair/Craft Fest, bargains galore, free admission, 51-11 108th St., Corona.

Oct. 26, Sunnyside Community Services, Third Annual Benefit Art Auction and Cocktail Reception; Nov. 3, Annual Fall Bazaar, arts and crafts, jewelry, homemade foods, Country Store, raffles, lunch to be served, parking available, 43-31 39th St.; 718.784.6173.

Nov. 2, Alley Pond Environmental Center 30th Anniversary Gala "Reach For The Stars", at Douglaston Manor, $150 p.p.; 718.229.4000.


Oct. 18, Community Board 5 Blood Drive "Starve a Mosquito Give Blood", walk-ins welcome; Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 62- 10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.366.1834.

Oct. 18, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris sponsors flu shots; Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria; 718.545.3889.

Oct. 18, Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), Healthy Homes, Healthy Families 2006 Expo; LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.; 311.

Oct. 18, Play2gether, Sing, Sign & Play class, free, 188-22 Union Tpke., Flushing; 718.479.8522

Oct. 20, 21, LaGuardia Community College Alternative Health and Healing Fair, E-Building Atrium, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5026.

Oct. 21, Central Library, Health Fair, free, auditorium 89-11 Merrick blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

Oct. 22, Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter, Two-mile "Memory Walk 2006", call 212-983-6906, ext. 242 to register, sponsor, donate or volunteer or go to www.alznyc.org .

Oct. 26, National Alliance on Mental Illness "Out of the Shadow"; Great Neck Public Library 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck; 516.326-.0797.

Nov. 9, Forest Hills Community/Senior Center, free flu shots for adults 60+, no registration required, first come, first served;108-25 62nd Dr., 718.699.1010.


Greater Astoria Historical Society
Ongoing, "Lager, Leisure and Laughter: Long Island City at Play"; donation, Quinn Building, 4th Floor, 35-20 Broadway, LIC; 718.278.0700 or go to http://www.astorialic.org.

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society To Nov. 19, "Vernederlandsen: An Assimilated Anatomy" diorama drawing exhibit, $2 suggested admission to exhibit; 718.456.1776.

Queens Historical Society 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.

Richmond Hill Historical Society Oct. 20, Disappearing Dutch Brooklyn-Where Have All The Houses Gone?, Leonard Center, 112th Street; 718.847.7878.

Items of Community Interest

Citizens For NY-Neighborhood Leadership Institute Oct. 19, Grassroots Fundraising; Oct. 24, Community Land Use Planning; Oct. 26, Technology & Communications;Nov. 8, Food Security; Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Grassroots Organizing & Advocacy; Nov. 16, Should We Become a 501(c)(3)?; Dec. 5, Sustaining Americorps VISTA Project; 212.989.0909, ext. 576. ext. 21.

Oct. 18, Jackson Heights Beautification Group Garden Club, "Trees"; Community Church, 35th Avenue; 718.651.7745.

Oct. 18, Queens College, Jewish Lecture Series; 718.997.5730.

Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 6, Forest Hills Community/Senior Center, Ethnic History in New York Series; 718.699.1010.

Oct. 20, Center for the Women of New York, World of Working Women Conference & Job Fair; Sheraton LaGuardia East, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing.

To Oct. 20, Community Board 2 Halloween candy drive for community children; 718.533.8773.

Oct. 21, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Walking Tour of Sunnyside, rain or shine, Lowery Street Station, $30 includes beverage to start the day and lunch at Dazies, RSVP 718.784.8437 evenings.

Oct. 24, Long Island Children's Museum, Welcome Cards; Oct. 27, 28, 29, " It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"; Oct. 28-29, "Leonardo: Dream of Flight"; Oct. 29, KaleidoZone-Dreaming Cows, Story Forest, some programs additional to museum admission, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.5800.

Oct. 25, Queens College Center for Jewish Studies, Lecture, Judah Halevi's Pilgrimage...;

Oct. 29, Film, "Jolly Paupers"; Nov. 2, Biblical Archaeology "Ancient Synagogues...", admission $5, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.793-8080.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center
Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, Watercolor Workshops, $100 p.p. for all; Oct. 21, An Evening with the Stars; Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9, Autumn Field Biology H.S. Internship (application due now); Oct. 21, Nature Walk Series: Fall Wildflowers; Oct. 22, 30th Anniversary Walk In The Alley (raindate Oct. 29), Oct. 28, "Wildman" Wild Food and Ecology tour; Children's Programs-After School: Conservation Club, Eco-Explorer's Club, Junior Nature Kids, Nature club; Special Events: Teeny Tiny Trick O' Treaters; Weekday : Fledglings, Nature Club, Sunny Bunnies, Toddler Time, Wee Sprouts; Winter Recess: Animal Care Club, Winter Wildlife; Weekend: Animal Care Trainee, APEC Safari, Edible Solar System, Falling Leaves, Itsy Bitsy Spiders, Little Chefs Halloween Delights/Thanksgiving Feast/Snowman Thumbprint Cookies, Mad Scientist, Nancy Tafuri Fan Club, Nature Detective Series, Nutty Squirrel's, Pumpkin Patch Match, Pyramid Portraits, Solstice Centerpiece, Toddler Time on the Weekend!, parental participation for children 18 to 35 months, must be toilet trained, limited class sizes, some classes up to age 12, call for class requirements and fees; ongoing, birthday parties for 2-3 and 4- to 12-year-old children, now to Nov., farm fresh produce for sale, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718.229.4000.

Forest Park To
Nov. 21,
yoga at Oak Ridge, $ 40 for five consecutive sessions or $10 per session, Oak Ridge, Forest Parkway and Forest Park Drive www.nyc.gov/parks or 311 for information.

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