Calendar of Events
Jun. 29, CALDC, 25th Anniversary Waterfront Independence Day Celebration with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Grucci fireworks; 718.728.7820. Jul. 1, noon, Central Queens Historical Association, children's magic show; 1 p.m., AISH Orchestra; Freedom Square Park, 75th Avenue/Main Street, Kew Gardens Hills; 7 p.m., McDonald Park, 70th Road/Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills; 917.376.4496. Community Meetings Associations Jun. 27, 7:30 p.m., Astoria Homeowners, Tenants & Business Civic, St. Francis of Assisi School Basement, 21-17 45th St., Astoria; 718.721.3690.
Sep. 13, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 28th St., Long Island City; 718.786.2049. Boards Sep. 4, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.
Sep. 18, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs
Jun. 27, 7 p.m., sharp, Frank Kenna Republican Club of Astoria, 23-63 Steinway St.; 917.867.7919. Community Councils Sep. 18, 8 p.m., 115th Precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights. Others Jun. 30, 1 p.m., New York Connecting Railroad Society, 5 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul. 9, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board/Cabinet, 120- 55 Queens Blvd., Second Floor, Borough President's Conference Room, Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.
Jul. 9, 7 p.m., Long Island City Alliance; Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria; 212.571.6832. Town Hall Jun. 27, Senator Malcolm Smith, for youth; Community Nazarene, 1414 Central Ave., Far Rockaway; 718.528.1290. Arts & Entertainment Astoria Performing Arts Center(APAC) Jun. 30, Variety Boys & Girls Club, "Summer Stars", musical theater auditions/training for kids 4 to 8 years old, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria; 781.393.7505, www.APACNY.org. Barnes & Noble Jun. 28, Summertime Storytime, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Museum of the Moving Image Jun. 28, Sicko; Jun. 30, Hostel, It's Alive; Jul. 1, Moliere, Rabid, Bug; Jul. 7, Dawn Of The Dead, Dead Of Night (aka Deathdream), Homecoming; Jul. 8, Iron Ring: Time To Man Up, George A. Romero's Martin, 28 Weeks Later; Jul. 11, Crossing The Bridge: The Sound Of Istanbul; Jul. 14, Head Trauma; Jul. 15, House By The Cemetery, Ichi The Killer, Wolf Creek; Jul. 18, This Is Bossa Nova; Jul. 21, Carrie, Final Destination 3, Halloween; Jul. 22, Rocket Science, Last House On The Left, The Descent; Jul. 25, Linda Linda Linda, $10/$7.50/$5, outdoor movies at Socrates Sculpture Park; 718.784.4520. P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center To Sep. 10, The Slimy Trail of Slug and Snail; to Sep. 24, Tunga, Laminated Souls, Jim Shaw: The Donner Party, Organizing Chaos, film/art exhibit of Pip Chodorov, Harriet Korman, and Joanna Pousette-Dart, $5 donation 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org. Queens College To Jul. 30, Light to Dark: Paintings and Works on Paper, Art Center; 718.997.3770; fees vary, call the School of Music for other performances, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.793.8080. Socrates Sculpture Park Jul. 11, Films At Sunset: Crossing The Bridge…; Jul. 18, This Is Bossa Nova; Jul. 25, Linda…; Aug. 1, The 5,000 Fingers Of…; Aug. 8, Kal Ho Naa Ho; Aug. 15, Calle 54; Aug. 22, U-Carmen…; Jul. 29-Aug. 22, LIC NYC artists exhibit new works, "Open Space"; to Aug. 5, L.I.C., NYC artists exhibition, free, 32-01 Vernon Blvd; 718.956.1819. Others Jun. 30, Bella Italia Mia, Cav. Irma B. Jaffe, PhD book review, $7 n.m.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.
Jul. 7, La Guardia Community College College for Children Fun Day, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 718.482.5334.
To Jul. 8, Art-O-Mat, Hope Is The Thing With Feathers, 46-46 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
Jul. 10, NY Metropolitan Country Music Association, Mary Lamont Band; Juniper Valley Park, Upper Playground, 80th Street, Middle Village; 718.763.4328.
Jul. 14, Dino Rosi, Calabritto Social Club of Astoria Italian Festival, 30th Avenue and 42nd Street, Astoria. Jul. 27, Queens Museum of Art 5th Anniversary of Dance in Queens: 2007 Awardees Alumni Showcase; Aug. 4, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, New York City Building; 718.592.9700.
Aug. 4, The Killing Kompany, "Murder At The Sock Hop", $45 p.p.; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.721.7777.
Aug. 4-5, 11-12, Minstrel Players of Northport, "God's Favorite", $15/$12/$10 opening night special; Trinity Episcopal Church, Houghton Hall Theatre, 130 Main St., Northport Village; 631.732.2926.
To Aug. 24, NYC Department of Education, grades K to 12, "P. S. Art 2007"; Tweed Courthouse, Manhattan.
To Sep. 2, Long Island Children's Museum, Exhibit: AirPlay, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.5800.
Sep. 19-Mar. 16, 2008, Noguchi Museum, Design: Isamu Kenmochi/Isamu Noguchi, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC. +Jul. & Aug., Alliance of Queens Artists (AQA) summer art workshops, ages 6+, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718.520.9842. Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dances, Dinners, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Jun. 30, North Shore Queens Marine Corps League Detachment, A Night at the Races, $10 donation, McKee American Legion Post, 10-20 Clintonville St., Whitestone; 718.326.9530.
Jul. 15, Friends of Community Board 1, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets, 13 blocks, one day. Jul. 26-29, St. Irene Chrysovalantou Church, 23rd Avenue between 35th to mid-37th Streets, 36th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak overpass, two blocks, four days.
Jul. 29, 114th Police Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol, Broadway between Steinway Street and 47th Streets, seven blocks, one day.
Aug. 12, Steinway Street BID, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues, four blocks, one day.
Aug. 16-19, Borgetto Cultural Association, Steinway Street between 25th and 28th Avenues, four days, one block.
Sep. 3, 30th Avenue Business Association, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets, 13 blocks, one day.
Sep. 8, Dutch Kills Civic Association, 36th Avenue between 29th and 35th Streets, six blocks, one day.
Sep. 18, Socrates Sculpture Park, 20th Anniversary: First Annual Benefit; Mark Di Suvero's Studio; 718.956.1819
Sep. 29, Kohler Campership Association to benefit Scouts, Kohler-Kon III Collectibles Show; Bantry Bay Pub/Cork Hall, 33-01 Greenpoint Ave., LIC; 718.937.2958.
Oct. 14, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals Association, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Street, 17 blocks, one day. Health
Jun. 28, New York Hospital Queens, blood drive; White Castle, 1305 Beach Channel Dr., Far Rockaway;
Mondays/Wednesdays, Tai Chi, $5 p.p.; Wednesdays, yoga, $90/10 classes, Cardiac Health Center, 174-03 Horace Harding Xway, Fresh Meadows; 718.670.1695; second Monday of the month, Female Cancer Support Group, "Look Good- Feel Better"; second Wednesday, Prostate Cancer Support Group, "Man-to-Man"; Anextis Conference Room, 56-45 Main St., Flushing, 800-ACS-2345.
Jun. 28, American Red Cross, CPR/AED for rescuers, standard first aid, dates and times are subject to change, 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood; 718-558-0053. Jun. 30, Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28, Socrates Sculpture Park, outdoor exercise (rain or shine), yoga & Capoeira; Jul. 1, 8, 22, 29, Tai Chi, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718.956.1819. Historical
Jun. 27, Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven; 718.846.1907.
Jun. 30-Sep., Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, sculpture/painting exhibit "De Boerderij", $2, Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. 718.456.1776. Jul. 7, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Hunters Point Walking Tour, reserve, 718.392.2636; Jul. 8, Newtown Creek Cruise, $50 p.p., go to info@newtowncreekalliance. org. or call 718.278.0700.
To Aug. 19, Bayside Historical Society, Celebration of the Arts with the Queens Symphony Orchestra, free, 208 Totten Ave.; 718.352.1548. Items of Community Interest
Jun. 27, Queens Independent Living Center Financial Awareness workshops, $5 p.p., 23-35 Broadway, Astoria; 718.204.7114.
Jun. 27, PlaNYC, community listening sessions on Rockaway Beach Park plans, Peninsula Hospital Meditation Room, 51-51 Beach Channel Dr., Rockaway; 718.318.4000, Jun. 30, PlaNYC, community listening sessions on Highland Park's Ridgewood Reservoir, Oak Ridge, Forest Park, Woodhaven; 718.235.0815.
Jun. 28, La Guardia Community College Workforce1 Career Center job recruitment fairs: 718.482.5125, 718.482.5971.
Jun. 29, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens 5K Run-Walk, FIAO Soccer Field, 20th Avenue and 33rd Street, Astoria; 718.204.2444. Jun. 30, Mitchell-Linden Civic Association, 109th Precint VIN etching registration of cellphones iPods, laptons, opposite P.S. 214, 31st Road; 718.321.2270. Jul. 1, American Red Cross, sports injury prevention/first aid; Jul. 2, 23, CPR/AED for professional rescuers; Jul. 20, standard first aid, CPR/AED for adults; information, 718- 558-0053 or 877-733-2767
Jul. 7-Nov. 18, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Lou Lodati Playground, Skillman Avenue, 42nd/43rd Streets; 718.533.8773.
To Jul. 8, Coast Guard Auxiliary, vessel safety check mega weeks, venue information available at http://ff.cgqux.org/.
Jul. 9, LaGuardia Community College Six-Week Job Training and Computer Literacy Program for Displaced Homemakers, free, register room C-344 Jul. 5, 9.
Jul. 11, Commerce Bank/LaGuardia SBDC, "Pulling Ahead of the Pack: Marketing for Business Growth", 73-14 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.482.5303. +Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, Queens Community House, summer activities, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.268.5960. Library Highlights There are hundreds of free events available at the Queens libraries for adults, teens and kids. For more information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call your local branch library: Jun. 27, Jazz Innovators: From Be-Bop, To Hard Bop, To Cool, & More; Jun. 28, John Ball, In The Heat Of The Night, Martha Grimes, The Old Wine Shades; Jun. 29, Latin Jazz And Jazz As An International Music; Jul. 5, Jazzmobile At The Louis Armstrong House Museum Featuring Eddie Allen & Friends; Jul. 6, Markus Zusak, Book Thief, Jonathan Lethem, Motherless Brooklyn; Jul. 9, Steve Sayoor, Murder On The Appian Way; Jul. 10, Dorothy L. Sayers, The Nine Taylors, John Grisham, A Time To Kill; Jul. 19, Greg Mortenson, Fight Terror…Build Nations-One School At A Time, Elizabeth Peters, The Serpent On The Crown; Jul. 24, James Patterson, Honeymoon; Jul. 28, Donald Bain, Gin And Daggers…; Jul. 30, Victoria Thompson, Murder On Lenox Hill…; to Sep. 2, "Workspace07" some events free, for venue information call 718.790.0778. Parks & Recreation
Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs for tots to pre-teens to adults:Jul. 8, Hunt for Ramps with "Wildman" Steve Brill, exact change please, reservations, call 914.835.2153; Jul. 26, Donna Leon, Blood From A Stone; Jul. 29, An Ice Cream "Constant Wonder" Sunday, $12 n.m.; Aug. 3, The Wizard of Oz; Aug. 12, Penny Social, $10 p.p.; Sep. 6, Alley Pond Park Walks; Sep. 12, Tulip Tree Trail Walk; Sep. 29, National Estuaries Day Festival, Jamaica Bay Bird Walk; Oct. 11, APEC 2007 Green Gala, $150 sponsor ticket; Oct. 21, APEC's Annual Membership Meeting; Nov. 3, APEC Square Dance, $12 n.m., call for information, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718.229.4000. Astoria Park Jul. 5-Aug. 31, Early Bird/Night Owl Adult Lap Swimmers; Astoria Pool, 19th Street and 23rd Drive; Jul. 6-24, Jul. 26-Aug. 10, Aug. 14-31, free swimming lessons for tots (ages 1-1/2 to 5) and children (ages 6-14), Astoria Park Pool, 19th Street and 23rd Drive; Fisher Pool, 99th Street and 32nd Avenue; Liberty Pool, 173rd Street and 106th Avenue, for registration, time, or information, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/parks. Athens Square Park To Aug. 26, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Italian Nights 2007, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria; 718.204.2444. CityParks Foundation Jul. 9-Aug. 16, Sports 2007 Summer Kickoff, Track & Field, Astoria Park; Flag Football Clinics, ages 9-13; Adaptive Sports, under 18, Forest Park; Basketball, age 8- 14, boys, Mondays/Wednesdays, girls, Tuesdays/Thursdays; Cricket, ages 7-13, Highland Park; to Aug. 2, The Magic of Phillip Jennings, Queensbridge Park; Aug. 7, Sweet Potato Pie & Such, Rufus King Park; Aug. 8-15, Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents Cinderella Samba!, Alley Pond Park; Aug. 9, Edu Ne Kakati, Queensbridge Park; Aug. 12, Cinderella Samba!, Kissena Park; Aug. 15, Cinderella Samba!, Forest Park; Aug. 19, Cinderella Samba!; , Weeping Beach Park; Forest Park Jul. 4, Hunt for Chicken Mushrooms with "Wildman" Steve Brill; 914.835.2153 or visit www.wildmanstevebrill. com; Jul. 5, John Pizi magician and ventriloquist, MUSIQUE disco group; Jul. 11, Treehouse Shakers presents Animal Rhythms; Jul. 12, Irish Festival; Jul. 13, Billy C & Kitty karaoke; Jul. 16, Bombazo Dance Theatre; Jul. 19, Ol' Brown Eyes Jerry Cardone; Jul. 20, Billy C. & Friends Rock-n-Roll; Jul. 22, NYPD Auxiliary Band; Jul. 25, SEA, Goldilocks and the Three Bears bilingual performance; Jul. 26, Kirsten Thien; Jul. 29, Queens Symphony Orchestra; Aug. 1, Ray Abrams Swing Band; Aug. 3, BR & Timebomb world music; Aug. 5, Amanda Homi multi-cultural music; Aug. 9, Plastic Sole & The 4 Pops; Aug. 10, Billy C. & Kitty karaoke; Aug. 12, Queens Symphony Orchestra; Aug. 17, Billy C. & Friends Rock-n- Roll; Aug. 19, Kitcherie song and dance; Aug. 23, Russian American Kid's Circus; Aug. 26, NYPD Auxiliary Band, Union Turnpike and Park Lane, call for venue information, 311. Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718-271-1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Reunions
Oct. 6, Martin Van Buren H.S. Class of 1970, 37th Anniversary Teachers and Friends Reunion, for details, go to www.mvb1970.com.
Oct. 6, Mater Christi Alumni Association, Classes of '67, '72, '77, call 718.721.7200, ext. 686. YM-YWCA
Jun. 30, Flushing YMCA of Greater New York, 70s Disco Ball, Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.961.6880, ext. 129.