2007-07-25 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings

Associations 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. Community Councils Sep. 18, 8 p.m., 115th Precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights. Community Education Councils Aug. 1, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 234, 30-15 29th St., LIC; Sep. 18, 8 p.m., P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.391.8380.

Aug. 30, 7 p.m., District 26, date, time subject to change, 61-15 Oceania St., Room 128, Bayside; 718.631.6927. Other Jul. 31, 10 a.m., Family Focus Adoption Services, 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little Neck; 718.224.1919.

Arts & Entertainment

Museum of the Moving Image Jul. 25, Linda Linda Linda, Jul. 27, Gandhi, My Father; Jul. 28, Two-Lane Blacktop, Fat City, Delirious; Jul. 29, Puzzle of a Downfall Child, Wanda; Aug. 4, Little Murders, Loving, Wanda Bala; Aug. 5, Rush Hour 3, Husbands, Play It As It Lays; Aug. 10, Devdas; Aug. 11, The King of Marvin Gardens, The Last Detail; Aug. 12, The King of King: A Fistful of Quarters; Aug. 18, The Heartbreak Kid, Drive, He Said; Aug. 19, Charley Varrick, Play Misty for Me; Aug. 25, The Crazies, Straw Dogs; Aug. 26, Bone, The Spook Who Sat by the Door; Sep. 1, Klute, Hickey and Boggs; Sep. 2, Ulzana's Raid, The Last Movie; $10/$7.50/$5; 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. Queens Museum of Art Jul. 27, Dance in Queens 5th Anniversary Alumni Showcase, DJ Rekha music, The Thread; Aug. 3, Dance in Queens, African Underground All-Stars music, U-Carmen E-Khayelitsha, Aug. 10, Dance in Queens, Wing Hong Lion dance group & Kung Fu Demonstration, Curse of the Golden Flower; Aug. 17, The Yaa Samari Dance Theatre, Tarab music, Wanderers of the Desert; Aug. 24, Dance in Queens, Korean Traditional Cultural Center, Joint Security Area, free, no rain date; to Sep. 30, Il Lee: Ballpoint Drawings; Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, New York City Building; 718.592.9700. Socrates Sculpture Park Jul. 29-Aug. 22, LIC NYC artists exhibit new works, "Open Space"; Aug. 1, The 5,000 Fingers Of…; Aug. 8, Kal Ho Naa Ho; Aug. 15, Calle 54; Aug. 22, U-Carmen…; Sep. 18, 20th Anniversary: First Annual Benefit; Mark Di Suvero's Studio (call for venue location), 32-01 Vernon Blvd; 718.956.1819, ext. 12. Others To Jul. 27, Flushing Town Hall 2007 Summer Garden Concerts, Corina Bartra; Aug. 10, Miho Nobuzane; Aug. 24, Adela Dalto, free, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700, ext. 222.

Jul. 28, Annual Musical Saw Players Gathering, $10, Quinn Memorial Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria; www.SawLady.com.

Jul. 28-Aug. 18, Alliance of Queens Artists, "AQA's First Annual Best of Show", 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718.520.9842. Jul. 29, Queens Symphony Orchestra, "A Night at the Movies" Forest Park Bandshell, Woodhaven; Aug. 2, "A Night at…", St. John's University Great Lawn; Aug. 5, Summer in Italy; Aug. 12, "Red, White & Blue", Forest Park Bandshell; 718.326.4455. Aug. 2, LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center, Costa Rican Dance Troupe Diquis Tiquis, $15, Little Theatre, 47th Avenue, LIC; 718.482.5151.

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.

Aug. 7, Kew Gardens Hills civic Association, Phil the Magician; Queens Valley Playground, 137th St next to P.S. 164, free; 718.263.1760. Aug. 9, Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce jazz concerts: Annette Aguilar & String Beans; Aug. 16, Valery Ponomarev Jazz Trumpeter; Aug. 23, Jack Jeffers and the New York Classics, rain or shine, 70th Rd.; 718.268.6565.

Aug. 13, Local Project "Secrets of Queens" multimedia exhibit deadline for submissions, opens Sep. 15, performance Sep. 20; 646.298.0969.

To Aug. 24, NYC Department of Education, grades K to 12, "P. S. Art 2007"; Tweed Courthouse, Manhattan.

Aug. 24, Lindy, Latin dance instruction; 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; italchari@yahoo.com.

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.

Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dances, Dinners, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

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. 11, Alley Pond Environmental Center Penny Social Fund Raiser, $10 p.p., 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718.229.4000.

Aug. 12, Steinway Street BID, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues, four blocks, one day.

Aug. 16, American Cancer Society, Making Strikes Against Breast Cancer breakfast; Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadow Park; sign up for breakfast and event at 718.263.2225, ext. 39.

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. 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.


Jul. 28, Socrates Sculpture Park, outdoor exercise (rain or shine), yoga & Capoeira; Jul. 29, Tai Chi, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718.956.1819. Aug. 1, American Red Cross Safety & Preparedness classes, adult CPR/AED; Aug. 5, adult CPR/AED & standard first aid; Aug. 11, adult CPR/AED & standard first aid; Aug. 16, professional rescuer CPR/AED; Aug. 20, standard first aid; Aug. 24, adult CPR/AED & standard first aid, 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood; www.nyredcross.org.

Aug. 1, North Shore- Long Island Jewish Health System, lecture, "Orthopaedic Problems of the Older Adult"; Forest Hills Hospital, Conference Rooms 3 & $, 102-01 66th Rd; 516.465.2500. Jul. 26, 28 Aug. 5, 12. 22. 29 New York Hospital Queens, blood drive; Jul. 31, Aug. 2, 7, 16, 20, 23, blood mobile; Aug. 4, 7, health fair; 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.


Aug. 19, Queens Historical Society, CityParks Kids 2007, "The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck", free; Weeping Beech Park, Bowne Street and 37th Avenue, Flushing; 718.939.0648, ext. 17.

To Aug. 19, Bayside Historical Society, Celebration of the Arts with the Queens Symphony Orchestra, free, 208 Totten Ave.; 718.352.1548.

To Sep., Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, sculpture/painting exhibit "De Boerderij", $2, Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. 718.456.1776.

Items of Community Interest

Jul. 28, Bella Italia Mia, "The Giglio Feast of Brooklyn- Building Upon Solid Roots"; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

Jul. 29, Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens 2007 5K Run/Walk, FIAO Soccer Field, 20th Avenue and 33rd Street; 718.204.2444, fiao@juno.com. Aug. 13, Speed Dating for Single Professionals ages 25-54; Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside; Aug. 14, ages 30- 59; PapaRazzi Trattoria, 1500 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, $35 advance registration at 8minuteDating.com required; 516.466.0212;

To Nov. 18, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Lou Lodati Playground, Skillman Avenue, 42nd/43rd Streets; 718.533.8773. •Mon./Wed./Thur./Fri., Queens Community House, call for information on summer activities, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.268.5960. •1st, 3rd, 5th Saturday, Queens Best Toastmasters club, public speaking/communication, free; Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference RoomA-1-15, 79-01 Broadway; 718.457.8390.

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: Jul. 25, Young Dancemakers Company; Jul. 26, Donna Leon, Blood From A Stone; Jul. 28, Donald Bain, Gin And Daggers…; Jul. 28, Minstrels in the Gallery;Jul. 30,Victoria Thompson, Murder On Lenox Hill…; Aug. 3, The Wizard of Oz, Bubblemania!; 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 preteens to adults: Jul. 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, Watercolor Workshops, $100 p.p.; Jul. 28, Down By The Bay, $15 n.m.; Jul. 29, An Ice Cream "Constant Wonder" Sunday, $12 n.m.; Aug. 4, Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny, $16 n.m.; Aug. 11, 18, Sand Animals & Art, $15 n.m.; Aug. 12, Penny Social Fund Raiser, $10 p.p.; Aug. 18, An Evening With The Stars, $12 n.m.; 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 To 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; to Aug. 31, Early Bird/Night Owl Adult Lap Swimmers; Astoria Pool, 19th Street and 23rd Drive; 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 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; to 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; Aug. 19, Cinderella Samba!; , Weeping Beach Park. Forest Park 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 Botanical Garden Aug. 7, Green Drinks, $10; Aug. 15, Composting in the City & Indoor Worm Composting; Aug. 18, Compost for Families & Friends!; Aug. 19, Queens Festival Band, Natural Lawn Care; Sep. 5, Composting in the City & Indoor Worm Composting; Sep. 8-29, Children's Garden, $200 n.m.; Sep. 14, Project Diversity Queens exhibit; Sep. 26, NYC Teacher "Wormshop", $10; Oct. 6, 7, Visitor & Administration Center open hours & tour; Oct. 17, Composting in the City & Indoor Worm Composting; Oct. 28, Pumpkin Patch; to Nov. 9, Farmers' Market, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886.3800. Queens County Farm Museum Jul. 27-29, Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow, $9 adults, $4 children, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347-FARM. Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718-271-1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Others Jul. 28, Friends of Oakland Lake and Ravine, Inc. lake cleanup, free refreshments, supplies will be provided; 917.922.8796.


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.

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens Presents ITALIAN NIGHTS 2007

July 25
Extasy's Martino & Martino Hroncich
August 1
Fernando Caruso
Eleonor Bologna
Rosalba Mallozzi
August 8
Allegro Ensemble
August 15
I Raggi Del Sole
August 22
Goliard Opera & Italian favorites
Dino Rosi
August 29
Damir & Joe

All events are Wednesdays 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria. No rain dates.

For more information, call 718-204-2444, fax 718- 204-9145 or e-mail fiao@juno.com.


Jul. 31 Skrepetos Orchestra
Aug. 7 Gus Ballas music/Holy Cross
Aug. 14 GAFS dancers/Athenian
Aug. 21 DJ Gus/George's Patriotic Band
Aug. 28 Astoria/Edison, New Jersey
Cretans perform
Sep. 4 Aurora Coman/Kostas
Skrepetos perform
Sep. 11 Athenians Society/Bryant H.S./
J.H.S. 141 perform
For more information, contact Athens Square, Inc., 28-52 31st St., Astoria; 718-267-0935

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