2008-02-27 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Compiled by Susan Cleary

Mar. 3 The Doll Festival; Mar. 17 St. Patrick's Day; Mar. 21 Naw Ruz, India's New Year's Day

Community Meetings

Associations Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Kew Gardens Hills Civic; Rabinnical Seminary of America, 76-01 147th St.; 718.268.5960 or 718.263.1760.

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

Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-37 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.

Mar. 13, Apr. 24, Jun. 26, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope, 71st Street/Eliot Avenue, Middle Village. Boards Mar. 10, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Mar. 12, 7:45 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.263.9250.

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 Mar. 20, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Community Councils Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, 8 p.m., 115th Precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights.

Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 27, Jun. 24, all 7 p.m., 114th Precinct, Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Others Feb. 28, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Formal Conference Room, Jamaica; 718.990.0705. Feb. 28, Mar. 20, Apr. 10, May 1, 22, Jun. 12, Jul. 10, 24, Aug. 14, Sep. 4, 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m., Queens Borough Land Use Public Hearing, 120- 55 Queens Blvd., Borough President's Conference Room, Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.

Mar. 3, 1-4 p.m., New York City Broadband Advisory Committee; LaGuardia C.C., 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; to testify call, 212.788.6975

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

Mar. 20, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0705.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed., women's studies discussion, events free,

176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Museum of the Moving Image

Feb. 27, Chop Shop, expansion/renovation groundbreaking celebration; program information, 718.784.0077. Queensborough Community College Mar. 7-8, 11-12, 15, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, $8-$3; Mar. 9, lecture "Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust"; Mar. 16, Madeline and the Bad Hat, $9-$7.50; Mar. 22, The Three Broadway Divas, $35-$29; Mar. 23, film "The Dybbuk"; Mar. 29, St. Petersburg Ballet, $42-$29; Apr. 6, Cotton Club Swing, $42-$35; Apr. 13, An Evening with Chita Rivera, $45; Apr. 27, Bruce Adler: Second Avenue meets Broadway, $35-$29; Apr. 29, My Heart In A Suitcase, $9-$7.50; Apr-Jun., Picasso Printmaker: The Kirschenbaum Collection, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6396 or Kupferberg Center at 718.281.5770. Queens College Mar. 1, Moscow Circus; Mar. 2, Eliot Fisk/William De Rosa concert; Mar. 3, Alumnus Recital; Mar. 11, Edna O'Brien, Mendelssohn String Quartet; Mar. 14-16, The Marriage of Figaro; Mar. 16, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Mar. 22, Timba Tango; Mar. 25, Samuel Rhodes, David Grossman; to Mar. 28, White Landscape: Drawings by Jin Lee; Mar. 29, Frankie Avalon & Leslie Gore; Mar. 30-Jun. 28, Crossing the Blvd., program information 718.793.8080. Queens Museum of Art Mar. 2, Slow Motion, Sara Morris Shorts, First Sundays for Families; Mar. 15, third annual Persian Arts Festival; Mar. 16, "Feminism Not for Sale…", "Road to Guantanamo"; Mar. 19-Mar. 23, "New York States of Mind," exhibition and film program; Mar. 22, free forum Queens Artists Connection connecting art service organizations, funders and venues; 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; program information, 718.592.9700. Queens Theatre In The Park Mar. 1, 2, "25 Questions For a Jewish Mother, $35-$18; Mar. 7, AMAN S=KI; Mar. 8, Dr. Dolittle, "Life is a Cabaret Duet"; Apr. 19, Meet the Composers, 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. 28, FSF Community Theatre Group "Peter Pan" auditions, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 516.354.5210 or 800.260.6789.

Feb. 29, Carol Sudhalter, Shirley Stewart Farmer & Dakota Macleod, $100; Iridium, 1650 Broadway, Manhattan; 212-787-6566; Mar. 29, Carol Sudhalter's 13-piece Astoria Jazz Band & Myrna Lake, $20; 718.278.5331 or 917.667.5331.

To Feb. 29, A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, art exhibit, 24 W. 57th St., Manhattan; wwwmanojvyas.com. To Feb. 29, Repetti, artists Fletcher Boote+Alisha Kerlin+Austin Shull+Rachael Wren; Mar. 8-30, Peter Gregorio: Evolution -> Extinction, 44-02 23rd St., 4th Floor, LIC; 718.786.8007.

Mar. 2, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Div. 15, Whitestone, Irish Cultural Day, $6 donation; St. Mel's Church, Auditorium, 26th Avenue/154th Street, Whitestone; 718.746.3837.

Mar. 2, New York Youth Symphony, West Side Story Suite; Queens College, Kissena Blvd., Flushing; program information 718.793.8080. Mar. 3, 7, Italian Charities of America, dance with instruction, Mar. 8, 29, Saturday dances, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; italchari@yahoo.com.

To 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.

Mar. 6, LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center, singer-songwriter Carmen Consoli, $25/$15, Mainstage Theatre, 47th Avenue/Van Dam Street, LIC: 718.482.5151. Mar. 8, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Nashville Attitude; Apr. 12, Stoney Creek, $12 p.p., n.m., adults only; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328.

Mar. 8, Flushing Jewish Community Council, "Dance Into Spring", free; Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point; 718.463.0434.

Mar. 9, Anthropology Museum of New York/Armenian Cultural Center, "Remember Me With Music" birthday concert, $5 donation; Queens College, Choral Room 264, Aaron Copland School of Music; 718.428.5650.

Mar. 14, York College Jazz Workshop, $13/$10; LaGuardia Performing Art Center; 718.482.5151.

Mar. 15, Dino Rosi "From Italy with Love" concert; Queens Library, Steinway branch, 21-45 31st St., Astoria; 718.728.1965.

To Mar. 16, Greek Cultural Center, "With Power From Kifissia", $20/$15, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria; 718.726.7329.

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

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. 29, American Heart Association annual "Go Red For Women" luncheon/fundraiser; Waldorf- Astoria, Grand Ballroom, Manhattan; 212.878.5914.

Mar. 3, QSAC, documentary debut benefit, "Her Name Is Sabine", VIP $100, general public $50, students $25, 22 E. 60th St., Manhattan; 212-244-5560, x, 2016.

Mar. 10, South Queens Boys & Girls Club, 5th Annual Global Cuisine Dinner, benefit, RSVP Feb. 29; Russo's on the Bay, Howard Beach; 718.441.6050.

Mar. 15, Autism Speaks, fourth annual "Walk Now for Autism"; P.S. 255 and P.S. 7, 80-5 Cornish Ave., Elmhurst; Jun. 22; South Street Seaport, Manhattan; www.walknowforautism.org/newyorkcity.

Mar. 15, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments, 83-20 Quens Blvd., Elmhurst; italchari@yahoo.com.

Apr. 27, Central Astoria LDC, street fair, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues, 1 day, 4 blocks.

Health

Feb. 29, Flushing Hospital hosts pajama/reading party, Busy Body Bonita, to learn about ADHD, 45th Avenue/Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.

Mar. 2, Central Queens YM & YWHA, author talk, "Women Speak Openly About Breast Cancer", $7/$5, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

Mar. 8, Christopher D'Orta holistic health lecture, free; Queens Health Emporium, 159-01 Horace Harding Expwy., Flushing; 516.671.4030.

Mar. 9, Community-wide blood drive; Young Israel of New Hyde Park, 264-15 77th Ave; 516.505.0447 (no Friday evenings).

•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; Tues., Cardiology; Wed., Psychiatry; 2nd Wed., OB/GYN; Thurs,, Medicine, 79-01 Broadway; 718.334.5296. •Wed., Queens Hospital Center, Medicine, OB/GYN, Cardiology; Fri., 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

Mar. 7-9, Historic Districts Council, 14th Annual Preservation Conference "Preservation 2030", program information 212.614.9107 or hdc@hdc.org.

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, volunteers needed for Sundays at The Castle, oral testimonies from Bayside former/current residents needed for archives; Fort Totten; 718.352.1548.

Ongoing, Queens Historical Society, "Stitching Stories"; Queens As it Was: 1880-1920, Persistence: A Celebration of Landmarks in Queens; Kingsland: From Homestead to House Museum, $3, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 17.

Items of Community Interest

Feb. 28, LICBDC @ LaGuardia Community College: Workforce1, Careers in Retail, free workshop, Room C- 427; 718.482.5971, Industrial Business Seminar, free "Get in the Driver's Seat of Your Business, Room E- 500; Mar. 5, Greening your Business: Saving Energy and Money, free, RSVP; Mar. 10, job readiness/ computer literacy six-week program for displaced homemakers, free; Mar. 26, Hiring Employees: Hidden Risks, Best Practices, free, RSVP, at 29-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.786.5300.

Feb. 29, ASPCA, "My Furry Valentine" online photo contest deadline, submit photos to www.aspca.org/furryvalentine.

Mar. 4, Federation of Italian American Organization of Queens, Italian language class, adult intermediate ;

Mar. 5, adult beginners, 12-week course $100 plus workbook, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718.204.2444.

To Mar. 19, Housing Partnership Development Corp/Margert Community Corporation, home improvement seminar for first-time homeowners, free; St. Gertrude's, Gymnasium, 307 Beach 37th St., Far Rockaway; 718.471.3724. •1st, 3rd, 5th Sat., 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 718.790.0770: Feb. 28, Computer Classes For Spanish Speakers; Mar. 1, The Social Challenges & Accomplishments of Women in Latin America & Spain; Mar. 8, Tai Chi; Mar. 10, Taiwanese Music; Mar. 16, Traditional Jewish Klezmer Music; Mar. 22, "Gandhi's Children of God and Me"; Mar. 30, "I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal", Flushing Library, International Resource Center, 3rd level.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to pre-teens to adults: Mar. 1, Ezra Jack Keats Fan Club afternoon storytime; Mar. 15, Mad Scientists-Acid Rain; 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; program information, 718.229.4000. Queens Botanical Garden Mar. 1, Tour of the Visitor & Administration Center; Mar. 8, HSBC Children's Garden Open House; Mar. 13, NYC Teacher "Wormshop": Worm Bin Habitat in the Classroom; Mar. 15, Tour of the Visitor & Administration Center; Mar. 16, St. Patty's Day- Lucky Lawn Care; Mar. 22, Vernal Equinox Garden Tour; Apr. 5, Tour of the Visitor & Administration Center; Apr. 12, Rose Care Demonstration; Apr. 17, Preparing Your Garden for Spring; Apr. 19, Tour of the Visitor & Administration Center; Apr. 27, Gardening Day; now, available, four plots, 75-square-feet, free, Senior Garden, going fast, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.539.5296. Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718-271-1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com.

School Events & News

Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m., Department of Education, proposed 8th grade promotion policy; Hillcrest H.S., 160-05 Highland Ave.; e-mail promotion@schools.nyc.gov.

Mar. 7, Sacred Heart School, "Supermarket Sweeps " fundraiser, tickets $7 each, raffles, door prizes, open kitchen; 718.456.6636.

Mar. 7, P.S. 171, National Read Across America Day, volunteers wanted, 14-14 29th Ave., LIC; 718.728.0946, x. 10.

Mar. 9, St. Francis of Assisi School, First Annual Tom Barnwell Sports Day, food, fun, games, prizes, raffles, $5 admission, Msgr. Campbell Hall, 21-18 46th St., LIC; 718.726.9405.

Mar. 12-13, Summer at Kew Forest School, open house, games, refreshments, tours, sample clases, free parking, register online at www.kewforest.org, click Summer for open house RSVP form, 119-17 Union Tpke.; 718.268.4667, x. 108.

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