2007-09-26 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar Compiled By Susan Cleary

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm.

Community Meetings


Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret's Parish Hall, 66- 05 79th Pl.; 718.894.4114. Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.


Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141. Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2, Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718.533.8773. Oct. 16, Board 1, Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.

Community Councils

Oct. 23, Nov. 27; Jan. 22, 2008, Feb. 26, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 27, Jun. 24, all 7 p.m., 114th Precinct, Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.


Oct. 29, Nov. 26, 6 p.m., Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board, Borough President's Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall, 2nd Floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet, Borough President's Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall, 2nd Floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble

Sep. 26, book signing/discussion: Daniel Hendrick; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed.,women's studies discussion, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.

Museum of the Moving Image

To Sep. 30, Fritz Lang: King of Noir; Oct. 6-14, Cashier Selects: Arnaud Desplechin; Oct, 20-Nov. 11,Warhol's World; Nov. 17-Dec. 2, Glorious Technicolor!; Dec. 8 -9, The Invention of Hugo Cabret; Dec. 15-Jan. 1 2008, Silly Symphonies; $10/$7.50/$5; 718.784.4520.

Socrates Sculpture Park

To Mar. 16, '08, Design: Isamu Noguchi & Isamu Kenmochi; to March '08, EAF07: 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition; 32-01 Vernon Blvd; 718.956.1819, ext. 12.


Sep. 29, Italian Charities of America, children 3 to 13 years, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Sep. 28-30, Astoria Performing Arts Center, "A New Generation of Song '07..."; The Waltz- Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Blvd.; 212.352.3101

Sep. 29, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Pasha Dance Company debut, $20/$10, Mainstage Theatre, 47th Avenue, LIC; 718.482.5151.

Sep. 29, Bella Italia Mia "Dante's Ulysses: The Precursor of Christopher Columbus", $7 n.m.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426-1240. Sep. 29, Queens Theater In the Park, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company;718.760.0064. To Sep. 29, Local Project "Secrets of Queens", multimedia exhibit featuring 18 local artists, 21-36 44th Rd., LIC; 646.298.0969.

Sep. 30, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Ben Vereen One-Man Show, $45 all seats, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6311.

To Oct. 5, St. John's University Department of Fine Arts: Artist collaborations with Printmaker Ruth Lingen, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy; 718.990.7476.

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

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.

Oct. 14, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation 27th Annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival, Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard; 718.805.0202.


Sep. 27, New York Hospital Queens, Blood Mobile no appointment required, for venue locations and more information, or to pledge to donate blood or organize a blood drive, call Barbara Foote at 718.670.7987, Tai Chi class, every Monday and Wednesday, call 718.670.1695; Yoga class, $5 per class, every Wednesday, $90 for 10 classes, call the Cardiac Health Center at 718.670.1695; Prostate Cancer Support Group, second Wednesday of every Month, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345; Female Cancer Support Group, second Monday of every Month, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Sep. 29, Queens Community House/Forest Hills S.C., Lectures:Nerves & Posture, call for information on other activities, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010.

Sep. 29, NYC Hispanic Heart Healthy Day, Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 1.800.640.5881.

Sep. 29, Queens Borough Public Library Central Library Free Health Fair, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0704.

Sep. 30, ANIBIC building dedication, refreshments, 61-07 230th St., Oakland Gardens, RSVP by Sep. 20, 718.423.9550, ext. 2160.


Sep. 29, Bayside Historical Society, drama program, ages 10+, $400, 10, two-hour classes concluding with performance; 718.352.1548.

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

Items of Community Interest

Sep. 29, Oct. 6, "Discover Queens" walking tours, $20 p.p.; 718.482.6030, LIC.

Sep. 27, Queens Economic Development Corporation "Discover Queens Restaurant Week", prix fixe $20.07 p.p.; 718.263.0546 or the Flushing BID at 718.888.1805. Sep. 26, Federation of Italian American Organization of Queens Italian language classes, 12-week course $100 plus workbook, 29- 21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718.204.2444. Sep. 26, SBDC @ York college, Live Your Vision, $10 cash only pay at door; Sep. 28,Veteran's Small Business Resource Day: New Discount Loan Programs, free, space limited, pre-register, Faculty Dining Room #2D01, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 718.262.2880.

Sep. 29 (rain date Sep. 30), Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network large-scale, anti-graffiti cleanup, 48th Street and Skillman Avenue; 646.298.8669.

Sep. 29, NYC Department of Sanitation Electronics Recycling, St. John's University, Alumni Hall Parking Lot (corner of Utopia Parkway & Union Turnpike, cars enter at Gate 3 on Utopia Parkway & 80th Road). Only computers, laptops, monitors, printers, scanners (desktop only) keyboards, mice, TVs,VCRs & DVD players accepted. Only NYC residents may drop off material (no businesses allowed), limit five pieces per vehicle. The first 100 people to drop off electronics will receive a $5 Best Buy gift card.

To Nov. 18, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Lou Lodati Playground, Skillman Avenue, 42nd/43rd Streets; 718.533.8773.

  • 1st, 3rd, 5th Saturday, Queens Best Toastmasters club, public speaking/communication, free; Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway; 718.457.8390.

    Library Highlights

    There are many 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; Sep. 29, breast cancer screenings, to schedule a mammogram call 800-ACS- 2345 for location information 718.790.0778; Sep. 29, State Fair with Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, Queens Borough Public Library, Long Island City branch, 37-44 21st St.; 718.784-31394, 718.456.9492. Oct. 13, college fair and workshops; to Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month, food, dance, music, Central Library as well as other library branches; 718.990.0891; call 718.990.0871, for other events time and place, call 718.790.0778.

    Parks & Recreation

    Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs for tots to pre-teens to adults: 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.; Fall/Winter Children's Programs: Animal Care Club, Animal Care Trainee, APEC Safari Fledglings, Audrey Wood Fan Club, Autumn Still Life, Batty for Bats, Butterflies, Field Biology High School Internship, Junior Nature Kids, Let's Talk Turkey, Little Chefs, Little Chefs-Halloween Delights, Mad Scientist, Nature Club, Nature's Snoozers, Pumpkin Patch Match, Snowy Evergreen Banners, Sunny Bunnies, Teeny Tiny Trick O'Treaters, Toddler Time, Toddler Time-Weekends, Wee Sprouts, Winter Wildlife, fees vary, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; call for information,718.229.4000. Forest Park Sep. 29, Movies Under The Stars: "Happy Feet", free; Seufert Bandshell; Sep. 30, Prolific Ponds, Strack Pond "Forever Wild" protected, call for time and place, 311. Queens Botanical Garden Sep. 26, NYC Teacher "Wormshop", $10; Sep. 29-30, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Visitor & Administration Center, performances, tours, workshops (subject to change); to Sep. 29, Children's Garden; 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, fees vary, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886.3800.

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