2008-01-02 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar Compiled By Susan Cleary

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

The Holidays

To Jan. 4, 5 p.m., Time Warner Center "Under the Stars" multimedia extravaganza, Columbus Circle, Manhattan; 212.823.6300.

To Jan. 6 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremonies: Bell Mall Christmas Celebration, call 311 for times/locations.

To Jan. 8, HANAC JVL-Dimotsis-Vallone Senior Center New Year's Celebration, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.626.3035.

Community Meetings

Associations Jan. 8, '08, 7:30 p.m., North Queens Homeowners Civic; Lexington School for the Deaf, 75th Street and 30th Avenue.

Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, United Forties Civic; St. Theresa's Parish Center, 50-20 44th St., Woodside.

Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 29th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Boards Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43- 31 39th St.; 718.533.8773.

Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field VFW Post #150, 51- 11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.

Jan. 14, p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. Clubs Jan. 17, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.541.8446. Community Councils Jan. 29, 7 p.m., 108th Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor, Sunnyside.

Feb. 26, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 27, Jun. 24, all 7 p.m., 114th Precinct, Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Others Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee; Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0704.

Jan. 22, Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.; 718.805.0202.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Jan. 10, Open Mic Poetry; Jan. 17, Poetry Writing Essentials; Jan. 20, Snowflake Craft; Jan. 23, Educator Open House; Jan. 30, Children's Book Discussion, free, call to confirm; 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 Jan. 5, A Tribute to J. Hoberman, Day Night Day Night; Jan. 5, 6, There Will Be Blood, Hard Eight (aka Sydney), Boogie Nights; Jan. 6, Punch Drunk Love, Magnolia; Jan. 12-Feb. 24, Ford at Fox; daily in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, Dick Tracy; 718.784.4520. Queens Museum of Art To Jan. 6, Yue Minjun and "The Symbolic Smile" Art Project; to Mar. 23, opening reception "New York States of Mind"; ongoing, tours, permanent collections, Scavenger Hunt for World's Fair memorabilia in/around The Panorama of the City of New York; Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, New York City Building; 718.592.9700. Queensborough Performing Arts Center Feb. 9, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks No. 2- New York, New York; Feb. 24, Junior Discovery Concert, $50-$15; Feb. 28, new dance and music season, QCC Art Gallery 222- 05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6311. Socrates Sculpture Park To Mar. Design: Isamu Noguchi & Isamu Kenmochi, EAF07: 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition; 32-01 Vernon Blvd; 718.956.1819. Others Jan. 4, 7, Italian Charities of America, Dance with Instruction; Jan. 12, 26, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Jan. 5, Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge #2741, OSIA, The Legend of La Befana, $5 admission; Most Precious Blood, Church Hall, 113 Baxter St., Manhattan; 646.261.8614.

To Jan. 5, AQA Gallery Annual Holiday Arts & Finecrafts Extravaganza, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave.; 718.520-9842.

To Jan. 6, Thalia Spanish Theatre, "The Wizard of Oz", followed by a visit by The Three Kings (Little Christmas), $12 adults, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

To Jan. 7, 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.

Jan. 8, FSF Community Theatre Group two-part theater workshop rehearsals begin, ages 10-18, $150 plus $20 registration; Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd; 516.354.5210. Jan. 12, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Neil Scott Johnson band; Feb. 8, Mary Lamont Band; Mar. 8, Nashville Attitude, $12 p.p., n.m., adults only; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328.

To Jan. 13, Flux Factory, "New York, New York, New York", free, 38-38 43rd St., LIC; 646.226.8611.

To Jan. 15, St. John's University, Vietnamese Modernism, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows; 718.990.7476.

Jan. 31, Anthropology Museum of the People of New York: "Living On Tokyo Time", free, reservations required; 718.428.5650.

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Jan. 5, St. John's Red Storm Basketball Autism Awareness Day, tickets $15 ($5 benefits Autism Speaks), Carnesecca Arena, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, www.autismspeaks.org.or jparsons@autismspeaks.org.

Jan. 19, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.


To Jan. 5, TAWNY/NY Restoration Project "Take A Walk, New York!", free, for information, call 212-228-3126 or go to www.walkny.org. Jan. 12, American Red Cross, babysitter training, $60; Jan. 15, CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) class, $65; Jan. 30, standard first aid, $60, 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood; 718.558.0053. •Ongoing: Daily, pediatrics; Thursday, Medicine; 2nd Wednesdays, OB/GYN; Wednesdays, Psychiatry; Tuesdays, Cardiology; Elmhurst Medical Center, 79-01 Broadway; 718.334.5296. •Ongoing: Wednesdays, Medicine, OB/GYN, Cardiology; Fridays; Pediatrics, Psychiatry; Queens Hospital Center, 82-68 164th St., Jamaica; 718.334.5296. •Ongoing: The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York has launched a new Web site designed to help New Yorkers find health coverage, go to www.NYConsumerHealth.org.


Jan. 4, Bayside Historical Society, 8-week Dance Program, $110 ages 4 to 6, $90 3 year-olds, free parking, Officers' Club, Fort Totten; ongoing: "This Was Then…This Is Now", "Native Bayside/Native Voice", "The Castle", "If the Hat Fits", "Rolf Armstrong: Artist in Residence", $3 donation; 718.352.1548.

Jan. 13, Queens Historical Society, 350th Anniversary of The Flushing Remonstrance workshop, free with paid admission to the homestead, seating limited, Kingsland Homestead, Weeping Beech Park, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647 ext. 17.

Items of Community Interest

Jan. 3, Central Queens YM & YWHA, New Year party; Jan. 6, Junior NBA Basketball League skills evaluation session; Jan. 7, reading & poetry; Jan. 10, Rhythm of Jewish Life, Mah-Jongg beginner class $65 n.m., most fees $2, members free; 718.268.5011.

Jan, 4, Jamaica YMCA & YMCA of Greater New York, free English classes to newcomers, registration and placement tests, 89-25 Parsons Blvd., Jamaica; 212.875.4345.

Jan. 5, 14, 28, Family Focus Adoption Services, "The Realities Of Adoption Today", 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Ste. 4, Little Neck; 718.224.1919. Jan. 7, YMCA of Greater New York Jan. 12, LaGuardia Community College, "Baby Fingers Mommy and Me Sign Language Program, 29-10 Thomson Ave., Center III Building, LIC; RSVP, 718.482.5324.

Jan. 13, American Red Cross/Senator Frank Padavan, free Emergency Preparedness Program; Mary's Nativity Parish Center, 46- 02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 212.875.2189. •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 718.790.0778 or your local branch library for event time and place, to Jan. 7, Flushing Remonstrance, IRC.

School Events & News

Jan. 11, 12 13, '08, Christ the King Regional H.S. Musical Theatre, matinee & dinner shows, "Stages of Love", $15/$10/$8; 718.366.7400, x. 330.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs for tots to pre-teens to adults: Fall/Winter Children's Programs; Animal Care Club, Animal Care Trainee, 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, Sunny Bunnies, Toddler Time, Toddler Time-Weekends, Wee Sprouts, fees vary, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; call for information; 718.229.4000. Queens Botanical Garden Wednesdays, Senior Garden, fee charged, 43- 50 Main St., Flushing; 718.366.0021 or 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 Jan. 5, 6, '08, 12th Annual Holiday Tree Mulchfest 2008; Astoria Park, Astoria; Cunningham Park, Fresh Meadows; Forest Park, Rego Park/Forest Hills; Juniper Valley Park, Middle Village; Kissinger Park, Flushing, no decorations, no plastic bags, call 311 for time and directions.

Jan. 4, 11, 18, Lifeguards Wanted; tryouts at Far Rockaway H.S., 8-21 Bay 25th St., Far Rockaway, call 311 for information.

To Jan. 21, 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.

Senior Events

Jan. 2, '08, QCH: Forest Hills Senior Center, Lecture: Signs Symptoms of Pre-Diabetes; Jan. 3, "Saving Sarah Cain; Jan. 4, Lecture: Glaucoma; Jan. 22, Art, Humor & Anger; Jan. 11, 25, Lecture: People, Places & Events; Jan. 15, Lecture: Fire & Home Safety; Jan. 17, Lecture: Fiber in the Diet; Jan. 24, Lecture: Fire Safety; Jan. 31, "Waitress", 108-25 62nd Dr., Forest Hills; 718.699.1010.

Jan. 4, 11, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, mentoring orientation session; 212.614.5555.

Jan. 10, Kew Gardens Community Center, Poets & Writers group readings, ongoing: exercise, languages, computer, card and games, choral group, actor's workshop, stress reduction, caregiver support group counseling and referral services, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202, Kew Gardens; 718.258.5960.

Jan. 16, Queens Community House (QCH) FDNY Fire & Home Safety Workshop, free, light refreshments, 108-25 62nd Dr., Forest Hills; 718.92.5757, x 256.

•Mondays, Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, Inc., Tai Chi/Qi Gong and yoga lessons, free; Wednesdays, evening multi-course dinner, $1.50, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000. Monday-Friday, Steinway Senior Center, 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.

Ongoing, Kew Gardens/Forest Hills Community Center Care Giver Support Services; "Over 60 and Fabulous", call 718.268.5960.

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