2008-04-02 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Apr. 22 Earth Day

Community Meetings

Associations Apr. 3, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.

Apr. 8, 8 p.m., Astoria Civic; Riccardo's By the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.545.5353.

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

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.

Apr. 24, Jun. 26, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope, 71st Street/Eliot Avenue, Middle Village. Boards Apr. 3, May 2, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718.533.8773.

Apr. 10, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 District Service Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St.; 718.786.3335.

Apr. 15, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.

Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183- 02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Clubs Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m., Maspeth Republican Club, Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth.

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

Apr. 22, May 27, Jun. 24, all 7 p.m., 114th Precinct, Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Community Education Councils Apr. 8, 8 p.m., District 30; I.S. 141, 37-11 21st Ave., LIC, May 13, P.S. 122, 21-21 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; 718.391.8380. Others Apr. 3, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700. Apr. 10, May 1, May 22, Jun. 12, Jul. 10, Jul. 24, Aug. 14, Sep. 4, Sep. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., Queens Borough Land Use Public Hearing, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Borough President's Conference Room, Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.

Apr. 17, noon, Queens Chamber of Commerce 96th Installation Luncheon, Antun's, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village; 718.898.8500, www.queenschanber.org.

Apr. 17, 5:45 p.m., Board of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.

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. Flushing Town Hall Apr. 4, 18, Jazz Live series, Apr. 5, Queens Jazz Train Tour, Saturday Evening Classics Series, Apr. 10, New Trends/New Tracks series, Apr. 19, Saturday Mornings for Families, Other Worlds/Other Words series, through Apr. 27, Visions From Abroad exhibition, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700, ext 222, wwwFlushingTownHall.org.

Museum of the Moving Image Program information, 718.784.4520. Queensborough Community College 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 Apr. 3, An Evening of Choral Music; Apr. 8, 15, chamber recitals; Apr. 8, Claire Messud & Caryl Phillips; Apr. 9-Jul. 10, Anna Matouskova paintings, drawings; Apr. 10-13, 15-17, An Evening of the Absurd; Apr. 12, The O'Jays in concert; Apr. 13, "The Emperor's New Clothes"; Apr. 27, Stephen Hough pianist; Apr. 29, duo-piano recital; to Jun. 28, Crossing the Blvd., program information 718.793.8080. The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York & the Armenian Cultural Education Resource Center Gallery Apr. 14-20, Immigration Heritage Week, Queens College, Kissena Hall, 64-19 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.428.5650, 718.225.4826. Queens Museum of Art 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 Apr. 3-12, 9th Black Cultural Festival; Apr. 19, Meet the Composers; program information, 718.760.0064. Socrates Sculpture Park Apr. 18, Earth Day, Apr. 27, Kite Flight: Plastic Play, with Noguchi Museum, May 10, LIC Bike Parade, Broadway & Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 718.956.1819, ext 12, www.socratessculpturepark.org. Others Apr. 3, May 18, Carol Sudhalter's Astoria Jazz Band, "Women Composers of Queens" concert, Steinway Reformed Church, Astoria; May 9, Astoria Jazz Band presents Camilleri, Loring, Gurland, Bielski and more, Queens College, LeFrank Theatre; 718.278.5331 or 917.667.5331.

Apr. 4, Jackson Heights Art Club 53rd Annual members exhibit; St. Mark's Church, Parish House, 33-50 82nd St., Jackson Heights; 718.899.0065.

Apr. 4, 7, Italian Charities of America, April Fool's Dance, Apr. 12, 26, Saturday dances, $8, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Apr. 4-26, Flux Factory, "Everything Must Go", free, 38-38 43rd St., LIC; 718.707.3362

Apr. 5, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Raices Afro-Cubanas; Apr. 6, Canciones Romanticas, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; program information 718.729.3880.

Apr. 5, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Stoney Creek, $12 p.p., n.m., adults only; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328.

Apr. 6, Martin Luther H.S., Fine Arts Department, Spring Annual Sacred Concert, Gymnasium, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.; 718.894.4000. Apr. 6, Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, 10th Anniversary Concert, $15/$12; St. John's Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St; 516.352.5738. Apr. 8, Flushing Town Hall, "Pharaoh's Daughter", May 8, Dina Fanai, Jun. 12, Haale, $20 n.m.; program information, 718.463.7700 x 222. Apr. 9-13, 16-20, 23-26, The Secret Theatre, "Edward II", $15, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; info@secrettheatre.com.

Apr. 12, Brooklyn-Queens Queens Conservatory of Music, Faculty Showcase Series, $10/$5; 212-209.3370.

Apr. 12, Salt Chocolate, York College Performing Arts Center, $20/$10, 94- 45 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 718.262.2840.

Apr. 13, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra concert, $5/$3; Queens Festival Orchestra, 107-23 71st Rd., Suite 240; www.fhso.org.

Apr. 13, Musica Reginae Chamber Players, $20/$18/$10, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.894.2517.

Apr. 15, Dino Rosi, La Voce Di Napoli; Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4925.

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

Apr. 3, Strathmore Vanderbilt Women's Club 2008 Philanthropic event to benefit "Dancing Dreams"; georgegirls@verizon.net.

Apr. 5, Astoria Civic Association Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship dinner dance, $65, Riccardo's By the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.545.5353.

Apr. 12, IAAP Queens Chapter, luncheon and fashion show; $35, raffles, door prizes; The White House, 10-24 154th St., Whitestone; 718.746.2758.

Apr. 12, Salvation Army, Springfest, prizes & surprises, rain or shine,45-18 Broadway, Astoria.

Apr. 13, JFK Rotary Club-Thomas Carmody Memorial 5K Runway Run, JFK Airport, Bldg. 14; 973.432.5056, www.JFKRunwayRun.org.

Apr. 19, Italian Charities of America, flea market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Apr. 24, Queens Council on the Arts 42nd annual benefit gala, Water's Edge Restaurant, East River at 44th Drive, Long Island City.

Apr. 26, Flushing House, flea market includes jewelry, arts & crafts, collectibles, white elephant items, free, refreshments for sale, F38-20 Bowne St., Large Game Room, Flushing; 718.762.3198.

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


Apr. 4, American Red Cross, first aid for cats/dogs, $80/$70; Apr. 10, standard first aid, $70/$60, CPR/AED, $75/$65; Apr. 21, babysitter training, $70/$60, registration requested, 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood; 800.514.5103.

Apr. 5, Queens Centers for Progress, "Walk With Me", registration requested, 81-15 164th St., Jamaica; 718.380.3000, x. 325.

Apr. 5, Boy Scouts of America health fair, Alley Pond park, Union Turnpike & Winchester Boulevard.

Apr. 6, Queens Health Emporium, holistic health lecture with Christopher D'Orta, 159-01 Horace Harding Expy; 516.671.4030. •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. •Ongoing, SMART Recovery; Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212.631.1198.

•To May, Queens College, Head Start children's fitness classes, 8-weeks $99, College Fitness Center, program information, 718.997.2740


Apr. 11, Bayside Historical Society, reading and book signing, Queens Noir; ongoing,"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. Apr. 13, Queens Historical Society, Going Green: Combating Global Warming; ongoing, "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

Apr. 9, No. 7 line bilingual public forum hosted by state Sen. John Sabini, P.S. 19, 99th Street & Roosevelt Avenue, Corona; 718.639.8469.

Apr. 10, Community Board 3 2008 Business Youth Convention, St. Joan of Arc Boylan Auditorium, 35-27 82nd St., Jackson Heights, 718.458.2707.

Apr. 11, 12, LaGuardia Community College, National Conference on ePortfolio Integrative Learning and Assessment, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; www.laguardia.edu.

Apr. 13, NYS Attorney General/Downstate Coalition for Crime Victims, 3008 National Victim's Rights Week, 23rd Annual Crime Victims' Candlelight Vigil; West End Collegiate Church,77th Street; 212.416.8030.

Apr. 26, 107th Police Precinct Community Council, graffiti cleanup 2008,70-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, labor/material donations would be appreciated. •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: Apr. 3, 5, Classical Guitar with a Taste of Jazz, various venues.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to preteens to adults. Apr. 3, Twilight Spring Peeper Walk; Apr. 5, The Eric Carle Fan Club: The Very Quiet Cricket, APEC Square Dance; Apr. 12, Early Spring Arrivals, An Evening With The Stars; Apr. 12, 13, 19, Spring Into Spring; Apr. 22, APEC's Earth Day 2008 Raffle/Drawing, fees vary, 228- 06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; program information, 718.229.4000. Hermon MacNeil Park Apr. 6, 1 p.m., Urban Park Rangers explore; 311, ask for Urban Park Rangers; www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers. Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center Apr. 3-24, Free tree pruning course; 93-29 Queens Blvd., citizenpruner@ gmail.com; 718.520.5948.

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