Gazette Calendar Of Events
Dec. 2 Advent 1st Day, Dec. 4 Chanukah begins at sundown, Dec. 5 Chanukah 1st Day, Dec. 8, Bodhi Day, Dec. 12, Chanukah 8th Day, Dec. 20 Eid al-Adha, Dec. 22 winter begins, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve, Dec. 25 Christmas Day, Dec. 26 Kwanzaa begins, Dec. 31 New Year's Eve.
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic; I.S. 93, Forest Avenue, Ridgewood.
Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret's Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl.; 718.894.4114.
Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.
Dec. 13, Jan. 10, '08, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, United Forties Civic; St. Theresa's Parish Center, 50-20 44th St., Woodside.
Boards Dec. 12, 7:45 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.263.9250.
Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St; 718.786.3335.
Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.
Jan. 22, '08, Feb. 26, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 27, Jun. 24, all 7 p.m., 114th Precinct, Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.
Community Education Councils
Nov. 29, 8 p.m., District 26; M.S. 67, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Room B44A, Little Neck; 718.631.6927.
Dec. 5, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497. Arts & Entertainment Barnes & Noble Nov. 30, Booksigning/Discussion: Ernie Anastos; Dec. 1, Special Holiday Shopping Morning Event: Just For Educators!;
Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed., women's studies discussion, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Museum of the Moving Image
To Dec. 2, Glorious Technicolor!; Dec. 8-9, The Invention of Hugo Cabret; Dec. 15-Jan. 1 '08, Silly Symphonies; $10/$7.50/$5; 718.784.4520. Queensborough Performing Arts Center Dec. 11, The Rainbow Fish; Dec. 12, Salem Justice; to Feb. 28, '08, new dance and music season QCC Art Gallery 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6311. Queens College Dec. 4, AAGO performs, LeFrak Concert Hall, free, Dec. 13, Cinema on Sundays: "Oliver Sacks", $15 p.p., Music Building, to Dec. 21, Brush With Nature: Installation Art; for information 718.997.4646, tickets 718.793.8080. Queens Theatre in the Park Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, 5-6, 8, "Girl's Room", Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.760.0064. Socrates Sculpture Park To Mar. 16, '08, Design: Isamu Noguchi & Isamu Kenmochi, EAF07: 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition; 32-01 Vernon Blvd; 718.956.1819, 12. Others Nov. 29, Anthropology Museum of the People of New York: "El Mariachi"; Jan. 31, '08, "Living On Tokyo Time", free, reservations required; 718.428.5650.
Nov 29, LaGuardia C.C., 2008 Individual Artist Initiative Program for Queens Artists, call 718.647.3377, x 17; Open Mic Night, Little Theatre, 47th & Van Dam Avenue, LIC; 718.482.5151. Nov. 30, Italian Charities of America, Dance with Instruction; Dec. 1, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Dec. 3, Melody for Dialogue Among Civilizations, "Melody for Peace..."; Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, Manhattan; 617.373.7424.
Dec. 5, 12, 19, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.
Dec. 7, Dino Rosi International Concert; The Flushing House, 38- 20 Bowne St.; 718.762.3198.
Dec. 8, Italian American Writers Association, open mic debut Nick Matros poetry; Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., Manhattan; 212.989.9319.
Dec. 8, The ArtSpace at Athanasiades Cultural Center, Homage to Maria Callas, 30-98 42nd St., 2nd Floor, Astoria; 718.683.8890. Dec. 8, LeHavre Arts & Crafts Show, 168-68 9th Ave., Whitestone. Dec. 8, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328.
To Dec. 9, Black Spectrum Theatre Co, "Five Guys Named Moe", $30/$35; 718.723.1800.
Dec. 14-Jan. 13, '08, Flux Factory, "New York, New York, New York", free, 38-38 43rd St., LIC; 646.226.8611.
Dec. 16, Fertile Ground, modern dance concert, $8; Green Space 37-24 24th St., Ste. 301, LIC.
To Dec. 16, Thalia Spanish Theatre "Flamenco", 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
To Jan. 6, '08, Queens Museum of Art, Yue Minjun and "The Symbolic Smile" Art Project, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, New York City Building; 718.592.9700.
Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm.
To Jan. 7, '08, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Senso Unico exhibition of eight contemporary Italian artists, first solo exhibition by Belgian artist Kris Martin, Adel Abdessemed: Dead or Alive, 22- 25 Jackson Ave., LIC; 718.786.3139.
To Jan. 15, '08, St. John's University, Vietnamese Modernism, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows; 718.990.7476. Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dances, Dinners, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Nov. 30, Queens Puerto Rican Heritage Committee/Institute for Development of Education, Puerto Ricans in Queens, traditional music and delicacies, free; LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.779.2504.
Dec. 1, 15, VFW Flanders Field Post 150, holiday gift fair & craft fest, free, 51-11 108th St., Corona.
Dec. 6, Queens Chamber of Commerce 95th Annual Dinner, Building Awards & Lifetime Achievement Award, $150 p.p., black-tie optional; Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park
Dec. 15, Ali Forney Center, "45 High" Pop/Rock Band, benefit for homeless gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender teen shelter, $10 p.p., age 21+; Arlene's Grocery, 95 Stanton St., Manhattan; 212.995.1652.
Dec. 19, The Brandeis Association et al, dinner & fundraiser, $60 p.p., new unwrapped toys or $10 donation at the door to benefit Forestdale, Inc. Foster Care Agency, reserve; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park,www.terraceonthepark.com. Health
To Nov. 30, American Diabetes Association, Youth and Type 1 Diabetes.
Dec. 10, Sahaja Yoga, 44-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria; 917.327.9839.
To Jan. 5, '08, TAWNY/NY Restoration Project "Take A Walk, New York!", free, for information, call 212-228-3126 or go to www.walkny.org.
Ongoing, Queens Community House Stay in Shape programs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Kew Gardens; 718.268.5960.
Ongoing, Kew Gardens/Forest Hills Community Center Care Giver Support Services; "Over 60 and Fabulous", call 718.268.5960. Historical
Nov. 29, Queens Jewish Historical Society, 60th Anniversary of the Palestine Mandate Vote commemoration; Young Israel of Hillcrest, 169-07 Jewel Ave., Flushing-Hillcrest; 718.896.4416.
Dec. 2, Flushing BID/Town Hall, free trolley tour beginning at Friends Meeting House and ending at St. George's Church, RSVP 718.888.1805; Dec. 9, Queens Historical House, Flushing Historic Holiday House Tour for Friends & Neighbors, $10/$5; 718.939.0647.
November, Richmond Hill Historical Society 10th anniversary month-long celebration, free, refreshments; Leonard Center, 112th Street & 86th Avenue; 718.847.7878.
Ongoing, Bayside Historical Society, "Native Bayside/Native Voice", "The Castle", "If the Hat Fits", Rolf Armstrong: Artist in Residence", $3 donation; 718.352.1548. Items of Community Interest
Nov. 29, NYC Department of Transportation, workshop to address neighborhood parking; Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Dec. 1, 112th Police Precinct Community Council Anti-Drug Essay Contest, grades 4-12, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.
Dec. 6, Woodside Business & Social Networking; Astoria Federal Savings, 60-20 Woodside Ave., 2nd Floor, Woodside.
Dec. 8, Riis Neighborhood Settlement, Road Map to Public and Affordable Housing Conference, RSVP for free lunch, 10-25 41st Ave., LIC; 718.784.7447, x. 113.
Jan. 1, '08, Flushing's Chinatown on New Year's Day, call 212- 935-3960 or e-mail www.mas.org.
Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs for tots to pre-teens to adults: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Watercolor Workshops; Dec. 1, 9, Field Biology High School Internship;$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, Little Chefs, Mad Scientist, Nature Club, Nature's Snoozers, Snowy Evergreen Banners, Sunny Bunnies, Toddler Time, Toddler Time-Weekends, Wee Sprouts, Winter Wildlife, fees vary, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; call for information; 718.229.4000. Queens Botanical Garden Dec. 12, NYC Teacher "Wormshop"; Dec. 16, Latkes and Lights; fees vary; Wednesdays, Senior Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.366.0021. 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886.3800. Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718-271-1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Miscellaneous Parks Dec. 2, Cunningham Park, discover knob and kettle terrain, Union Turnpike @ 196th Street, Fresh Meadows; 311.
To Dec. 30, New York Hall of Science, Crystal Winter exhibits, workshops and demonstrations, weekend/weekday events, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 311.
To Jan. 21, '08, New York Hall of Science @ Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, The Chase Is On!, Cyberchase Math Mystery, $11/$8, for information or directions, www.nyscience.org or 718.699.0005.
Now, The ice-skating season is open at the World's Fair Ice Skating Rink, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, call 311 for information. School News & Events
Nov. 30, Jamaica H.S., third annual cardboard boat race, 167-01 Gothic Dr., Jamaica; 718.739.5942.
Dec. 11, Youth Onstage! original play, "Our City"; Bowne H.S., Flushing. Senior Events Nov. 29, Steinway Senior Center, baked goods raffle and fundraiser; Monday-Friday, lunch; ongoing; bingo, aerobics, arts/crafts, dance to live music, trips, monthly parties, special events, social services such as Meals-On-Wheels for the homebound, 23-40 Steinway St; 718.728.8472. Dec. 4, Queens Community House, "Belle's Players"; Dec. 5, Arthritis & Osteoporosis lecture; Dec. 6, "Deck the Halls"; Dec. 7, 21, People, Places & Events lecture; Dec. 12, Social & Political Issues lecture; Dec. 13, Basic Nutrition...lecture; Dec. 14, Ears for Eyes lecture; Dec. 19, Pills on Wheels with Special Bingo; Dec. 20, Identity Theft lecture; Dec. 27, How to Improve Your Energy Naturally lecture; Dec. 28, "License to Wed", 80-02 Kew Gardens
Rd., Suite 202., Kew Gardens. Dec. 11, Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, Inc., Tai
Chi/Qi Gong lessons, free; Mondays, yoga lessons, free; Wednesdays, evening multi-course dinner, $1.50, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000.
Shirlala Chanukah At QPAC
Entertaining Educator Shira Kline Returns With Her Children's Musical Story of Chanukah What: Children's Musical Chanukah Celebration
When:Sunday, December 2 2: p.m.
Where: The Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) Queensborough Community College 222-05 56 Avenue Bayside
Shira Kline has been called one of today's most talented, inspiring, and creative Jewish educators. Her lively storytelling of Judah Maccabee and the Chanukah miracle is followed by spirited and dynamic holiday music in many styles: Traditional, Middle Eastern, Ladino, Yiddish, Jazzy Lounge, Rock-n-roll, and Hip Hop! Interactive and engaging, this musical celebration will hook both children and parents alike, and leave lasting memories of a truly musical holiday.
Appropriate for ages 4-12. Tickets are $10 each.
Contact the Box Office at 718.631.6311, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.visitqpac.org. The center is located on the Queensborough Community College campus in the heart of Bayside, with ample free parking and 24-hour security. Gazette Holiday Calendar Dec. 2 Advent 1st Day, Dec. 4 Chanukah begins at sundown, Dec. 5 Chanukah 1st Day, Dec. 8, Bodhi Day, Dec. 12, Chanukah 8th Day, Dec. 20 Eid al-Adha, Dec. 22 winter begins, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve, Dec. 25 Christmas Day, Dec. 26 Kwanzaa begins, Dec. 31 New Year's Eve. The Holidays
Nov. 29, Bella Italia Mia, Dino Rosi Christmas Concert; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.
Nov. 30, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, "Welcome Santa to Astoria", Steinway Street/Broadway, Astoria; 718.728.7820. Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., "A Christmas Carol" Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., Shirlala Chanukah, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.0726.
Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-noon, 114th Police Precinct Community Council children's Christmas party, seeking donations for party, 34-16 Astoria Blvd., Astoria; contact 718.626.9327, 718.932.8743 or 718.278.8717.
Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Forest Park "Winter Wonderland", $4 p.p. at the door, Oak Ridge, One Forest Park, Woodhaven; 311. Dec. 1-2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, Holiday Bazaar; Dec. 8, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., wreathmaking workshop, $15, registration required; Dec. 26-28, noon-4 p.m., Holiday Open House, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347-FARM.
Dec. 2, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, A Shirlala Chanukah, ages 4-12, $10 p.p., 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6311.
Dec. 5, 4 p.m., Broadway- Astoria Merchants & Professionals Association/Most Precious Blood Church, Christmas Tree & Nativity display dedication, holiday photo op with Santa, no rain date scheduled; 718.728.7820.
Dec. 6, 6-8:30 p.m., LICBDC Holiday Party, $25 n.m.; court Square Wine & Spirits, 24-20 Jackson Ave, RSVP 718.786.5300, x. 21.
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic Association, Christmas Concert with St. John's University Voices of Victory Gospel Choir; I.S. 93, Forest Avenue, Ridgewood
Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Woodhaven Business Improvement District, "Holidays in Woodhaven Weekend" Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremony, Forest Parkway Plaza, look for costumed characters and Santa; Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m. "Welcome Santa to Woodhaven Parade", assemble at 96th Street next to former LeCordon Bleu, free goodies and Santa hats.
Dec. 8, 7 p.m., St. John's University 20th Annual Christmas Concert, free, Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows; 718.990.6161.
Dec. 9, Goliard Concerts, Holiday Concert, call for venue, fees; 718.728.8927.
Dec. 9, 3 p.m., Sacred Music Chorale Of Richmond Hill, 2007 Holiday Concert, $15/$12; St. John's Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St.; 718.849.1437.
Dec. 9, 3 p.m., Queens College, Moscow Ballet "Great Russian Nutcracker", Kupferberg Center, $24/$12; 718.893.8080.
Dec. 9, 6 p.m., Bayside Historical Society Holiday Celebration, music, song, buffet dinner, silent auction, reserve tickets thru Dec. 5 only, $60 p.p. n.m., Library/Grand Ballroom of the Officers' Club, Fort Totten, 208 Totten Ave.; 718.352.1548.
Dec. 15, 3 p.m., LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, "The Nutcracker", $12, Mainstage Theatre, 47th Avenue, LIC; 718.482.5151.
Dec. 15, 8 p.m., Queens College Choral Society 67th Anual Fall/Winter Concert, $18/$16, Colden Auditorium, Kissena Boulevard; 718.793.8080.
Dec. 16, 4 p.m., Oratorio Society of Queens, annual holiday concert; $25/$20, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.0726. Dec. 16, 23, 2 p.m., Flushing Town Hall "Nutcracker", $15/$12 n.m.; Dec. 21-22, matinee & 7:30 p.m. A Christmas Carol, $15/$12 n.m.; 718.463.7700, x. 222.
Dec. 18, Dino Rosi Christmas Concert, Ridgewood Older Senior Center, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.3000. Dec. 22, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, "A Christmas Carol"; Dec. 27-28, 1 & 4 p.m., "The Nutcracker", Main Stage Theatre, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.760.0064.
To Jan. 4, '08, 5 p.m., Time Warner Center "Under the Stars" multimedia extravaganza, Columbus Circle, Manhattan; 212.823.6300.