2008-01-30 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar Compiled By Susan Cleary

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

Feb. 2 Imbolc, Feb. 2-5 Brazil Carnival; Feb. 4 Rosa Parks Birth Anniversary, Feb. 5 United States Mardi Gras; Feb. 5 Mexico Constitution Day; Feb. 6, Protestant, Roman Catholic Ash Wednesday; Feb. 7, Chinese Lunar New year, Vietnam Tet Nguyen Dan; Feb. 11 Taiwan Lantern Festival, NAACP Founded; Feb. 14 Race Relations Day; Feb. 17 American League of United Latin Citizens Founded; Feb. 24 Mexico Flag Day

Community Meetings

Associations Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa'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.

Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.

Mar. 13, Apr. 24, Jun. 26, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope, 71st Street/Eliot Avenue, Middle Village. Boards Feb. 11, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33- 23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Feb. 12, 7 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.

Mar. 13, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 District Service Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St.; 718.786.3335. Clubs Feb. 14, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Community Councils Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., 112th Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.

Feb. 26, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 27, Jun. 24, all 7 p.m., 114th Precinct, Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Others Feb. 2, 10 a.m.; Feb. 11, 26, 7 p.m., Family Focus Adoption Services, "The Realities Of Adoption Today", 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little Neck; 718.224.1919.

Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Borough President's Conference Room, Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.

Feb. 12, 9 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, LaGuardia Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, RSVP, 718.286.3000.

Mar. 6, 6 p.m., New York City Department of Education; Hillcrest H.S., 160-05 Highland Ave.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Feb. 2, Dangerous Boys Club; Feb. 9, Valentine's Day Craft; Feb. 14, Open Mic Poetry, Valentine's Day Storytime; Feb. 17, booksigning/discussion Queens Noir; Feb. 21, Poetry Writing Essentials, Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed.,women's studies discussion, events free, 176- 60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Flushing Town Hall Feb. 1, Susan Ruel String Band; Feb. 2, Lecture: Chinese Antique Doors/Windows; Feb. 9, Lunar New Year classics/ dance performances, Chinese paper cutting & origami; Feb. 9, 16, 23, Music for Tots 18 months-4 years; Feb. 16, Chinese tea ceremony and performance, jazz storyteller April Armstrong; Feb. 23, Chai Found Music Ensemble, Stepping Out With My Baby: Tap Dance for Everyone, admission varies; 718.463.7700, x. 222. Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 6, George A. Romero in person, preview screening Diary Of The Dead; Feb. 10, tribute to African American filmmaker St. Clair Bourne; Feb. 27, Chop Shop, admission varies; program information, 718.784.0077. Queens Museum of Art Feb. 17, Trans-Borders, Absolut Warhola; Mar. 2, Slow Motion, Sara Morris Shorts; Mar. 16, Feminism Not for Sale…, Road to Guantanamo; Mar. 23, World Trade Center, U.N., Pentagon, Amerika, The Nuclear Football, opening reception for "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 Community College Feb. 9, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks No. 2, New York, New York; Feb. 13, final lecture "A Cameroon World" exhibit of African art; Feb. 24, Junior Discovery concert, $50- $15, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6396. Queens Theatre In The Park Feb. 2, 3, Betty Buckley "the voice of Broadway"; Feb. 9, Pied Piper; Feb. 23, Sleeping Beauty; Feb. 24, Junior Discovery Concert, $50/$15; Mar. 8, Dr. Dolittle, Mainstage Theatre; program information, 718.760.0064. Socrates Sculpture Park To Mar. Design: Isamu Noguchi & Isamu Kenmochi, EAF07: 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition; 32-01 Vernon Blvd; 718.956.1819. Others Feb. 1, Center for Traditional Music & Dance Pachamama Peruvian Arts, "El Niño"; P.S. 212, 34-25 82nd St., Jackson Heights; 212.571.1555, x. 27. Feb. 1, LaGuardia Community College, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Performing Arts Center, $12; Feb. 2, LaGuardia Community College, "For Good Measure", The BlackBox Theatre, free; Feb. 8, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Jazz Band, Jazz Jam Series 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5151.

Feb. 1-Mar. 23, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Tango & Milonga, $30/$25 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

Feb. 2-Mar. 4, Time Warner Center presents "Through the Lens of Time" Greek photo exhibit, "Realizing An African Renaissance" painting/sculpture exhibit, Columbus Circle, Manhattan; 212.823.6300.

Feb. 3, Fisher Landau Center for Art, opening reception Thomas Nozkowski paintings, Fighting Words, Pictures in Series, thereafter Mon.-Thurs., 38-27 30th St., LIC: 718.937.0727.

Feb. 3, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, concert, $5/$3; Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.; 718.374.1627.

Feb. 5, Victoria Febreer "Femina et Ovum" prints and drawings; Cooper Union chol of Art, 6th Floor, 7 E. 7th St., Manhattan.

Feb. 9, AQA Gallery, Theresa Kasun reading, Junkfood Bear, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718.520.9842.

Feb. 9, Queens Symphony Orchestra, pre-concert lecture series, New York, New York; program information 718.326.4455.

Feb. 9, 23, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, italchari@yahoo.com. Feb. 9, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Mary Lamont Band; Mar. 8, Nashville Attitude; Apr. 12, Stoney Creek, $12 p.p., n.m., adults only; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328. Feb. 17, Con Brio Ensemble, Concert in "G Major", Flushing Library; Feb. 20, Lehman College Recital Hall; Feb. 24, Donnell Library Center, free; program information, 718.459.1277.

Feb. 17-May 10, P.S. 1, Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution exhibition, $5 donation, Long Island City; www.ps1.org. Feb. 23, Queens College, The Music of John Coltrane by Turtle Island Quartet; Feb. 24, Classic Hits for Kids: A Young People's concert, LeFrak Concert Hall, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, program information 718.793.8080.

Feb. 27, Dino Rosi International Concert; Atria Senior Center, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens.

To May 17, Calpulli Children's Dance Workshop; The Arts Cure Center, 33-24 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor, LIC; 718.507.2617. •Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.

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

Feb. 2, 115th Precinct Community Council Blue & Gold Ball, $65 p.p.; Bruno's on the Boulevard, 88-25 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.672.9194.

Feb. 5, Long Island City YMCA, 2008 Strong Kids Campaign kick off, Super Bowl Extravaganza fundraiser; RSVP Connie Zarate, 718.392.7932, x 227.

Feb. 13, Thalia Spanish Theatre 30th Anniversary Gala & Awards, Tango Lovers' Night; Tavern on the Green, Central Park/West 67th Street, Manhattan; program information, 718.729.3880.

Feb. 16, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, italchari@yahoo.com.

Health

Feb. 14, American Heart Association/Queens Museum of Art, Light New York City Red for American Heart Month, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 212.878.5900.

Feb. 22, Forest Hills Hospital, "Grandparents: Safety Tips for You and Your Little One" wellness lecture, 102-01 66th Rd.; 516.465.2500.

•Feb.-May, Queens College, Head Start Children's Fitness classes, 8-weeks $99, College Fitness Center, program information, 718.997.2740. •Daily: Elmhurst Medical Center, pediatrics; Thursday, Medicine; 2nd Wednesdays, OB/GYN; Wednesdays, Psychiatry; Tuesdays, Cardiology; 79-01 Broadway; 718.334.5296. •Wednesdays, Queens Hospital Center, Medicine, OB/GYN, Cardiology; Fridays; Pediatrics, Psychiatry; 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. •Ongoing: Jackson Heights Al-Anon; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor; 718.335.7379.

Historical

Ongoing, Bayside Historical Society, "This Was Then…This Is Now", "Native Bayside/Native Voice", "The Castle", "If the Hat Fits", "Rolf Armstrong: Artist in Residence", $3 donation; Fort Totten; 718.352.1548.

Items of Community Interest

Feb. 5, Italian Charities of America, Italian class registration, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, italchari@yahoo.com.

Feb. 7, 21, NYC Economic Development Corporation, free, minority & women-owned businesses certification workshops, York College, Jamaica; 212.312.3712 or e-mail mwbe@nycedc.com. •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 program information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call 718.790.0778: Feb. 2, Lunar New Year celebration, The Czech Republic…, Black History Month (many programs are repeated at different branches): African American stories & songs, MoMA African art exhibit, "At the Pole", "Black Boy", "Warriors Don't Cry" ; Feb. 3, Spirit Ensemble; Feb. 4, The Underground Railroad…, African American stories/songs/dance, The Lucille Armstrong Story, Speak To The Mountain, The New York World's Fairs; Feb. 5, "Black Ice…", Collecting our Culture, Quintet of the Americas; Feb. 7, The Underground Railroad; Feb. 8,A Tribute to Richard Wright at 100; Feb. 9, Classic Roots Reggae, "Hughes Dream Harlem", "Africa to America to Paris…"; Feb. 10, Israel…; Feb. 11, Richard Wright in Conversation; Feb. 13, Discover Your Rhythm; Feb. 16, In the Shade of the Guarango Tree…, A Tribute to Sam Cooke, The Drifters and Ray Charles; Feb. 23, Gotta Keep On Tryin'; Feb. 24, "Dreams of Dust".

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