Gazette Calendar Of Events
May 1 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May Day; May 5 Cinco de Mayo; May 8 VE Day, Independence Day (Israel); May 9 Victory Day (Russia); May 11 Mother's Day; May 15 Independence Day (Paraguay), May 17 Armed Forces Day (U.S.); May 20 Independence Day (Cuba); May 26 Memorial Day (U.S.), May 26 Independence Day (Guyana)
Community MeetingsAssociations May 8, Jun. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-37 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.
Jun. 26, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope, School Auditorium, 71st Street/Eliot Avenue, Middle Village. Boards. May 1, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718.533.8773.
May 6, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.
May 8, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 District Service Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St.; 718.786.3335.
May 12 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7, Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St. Flushing; 718.359.2800.
May 14, Jun. 11, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.
May 20, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs May 15, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Community Councils May 20, Jun. 17, 115th Precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights. May 27, 7 p.m., 108th Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd floor. Community Education Councils May 13, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 122, 21-21 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; 718.391.8380. Others May 1, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee, Formal Conference Room, central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700. 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.
May 5, Jun. 16, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Queens Borough Hall, Second Floor, President's Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.
May 15, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of trustees, Formal Conference Room, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0705.
May 27, 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m., Queensborough Community College Auxiliary Enterprise, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, 718.631-6351. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.
Arts & EntertainmentBarnes & Noble May 4, 5, 6, Solomon Schecter School of Queens Teacher Storytimes; May 7, P.S. 178 Poetry Night; May 8, Open Mic Poetry, Mother's Day Storytime; May 9, P.S. 50 Poets; May 13, Transits of Venus: TMLA Graduate Reading series May 15, Poetry Writing Essentials; May 16, Poetry of Middle School; May 29, Summer Fun Storytime, P.S. 135 Poetry Night; May 31, Summer Reading Kickoff Party; 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 May 2, Tony Purrone Trio 2; May 3, Musicians of the New York Philharmonic; May 7-Jun. 29, Five Women Artists in New York, opening reception May 6, RSVP required, May 8,World Music Series: Dina Fanai; May 16, Queens Jazz Orchestra Inaugural Concert; May 18, Curator's Talk: "Downing Street", "Night, Lower Manhattan"; Jun. 12, Haale, 137- 35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; program information, 718.463.7700, ext 222, wwwFlushingTownHall.org. P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center To May 3, "Have You Seen Him?" 200-foot-long panoramic courtyard mural installation by artist Ryan McGinness in homage to skate culture. 22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Avenue, Long Island City; 718.786.3139. Queensborough Community College May- Jun., Picasso Printmaker: The Kirschenbaum Collection; May 2-3, Spring 2008: 4th Annual Music Festival; May 2-3, 5-7, The Short Works Festival; May 4, The Great American Songbook; May 7, Fish Face; May 8-9, Annual Dance Concert; May 8, Dance Program with Dance Tactics Performance Group; May 10, Queens Orchestra, Masterworks No. 3- Spring Romance; May 18, Oratorio Society of Queens, Spring Concert; Jun. 15, 39th Annual Spring Concert, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information 718.631.6396 or 718.281.5770. Queens College May 3, 20th Anniversary Doo-Wop Oldies concert; May 4, Robert McDuffie; May 6, Orion String Quartet May 10, "In the Mood"; May 17, Verdi's Requiem to Jun. 28, Crossing the Blvd.; to Jul. 10, Anna Matouskova paintings, drawings; program information 718.793.8080. Queens Museum of Art To Jun. 29, "This Case of Conscience": Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance; ongoing, tours, permanent collections, World's Fair 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 Program information for all events 718.760.0064. Socrates Sculpture Park May 10, LIC Bike Parade, Broadway & Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 718.956.1819, ext 12, www.socratessculpturepark.org. Others May 1-4, 8-11, Astoria Performing Arts Center, "Triumph of Love"; Broccoli Theater, VB&GC of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria; 212.352.3101.
May 1-4, 9-11, 15-17, The Secret Theatre "Lysistrata", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0304. May 1, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Sugihara survivor talks about Holocaust Memorial Day; May 2, Jewish Composers/American Popular Song; May 4, author talk Walking on Eggshells…; May 5, Adult Vacation Camp; May 6, author discusses Arabs & Jews in pre-1948 Israel; May 8, "Memories & Musings of Israel's 60th"; May 9, 9th Annual Sholem Aleichem Day; May 13, author's memoirs, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, May 16, "A Tale of Two Kidneys"; May 18, "Praying With Lior" film; May 21, "Hitch-How can we get us noticed?"; May 22, Simcha party; May 27, creative writing workshop, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011 May 2, 5, Italian Charities of America, Dance With Instruction, $10; May
10, 24, Saturday Dances, $10 n.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
May 2, 3, 9-11, 16-18, Theatre A La Carte, "The Good Doctor", $14/$12, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy.; 718.631.4092.
May 3, Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, Second Annual Performathon, free; Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 212.332-0119.
May 3-Jun. 1, Repetti, exhibit "The One And The Many", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.786.8007.
To May 3, P.S. 1, Artist Ryan McGinness Homage to Skate Culture, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; 718.786.3139.
May 8, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Art & Photography Portfolios, grade 12, Flushing Meadow- Corona Park, www.queensmuseum.org for information.
May 8,-10, 13-14, 16, LaGuardia C.C., "Cabaret", May 10, "Emilio and the Enchanted Cow", Little Theatre, 31-10 Thomson., LIC; 718.482.5151.
May 10, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Pianist Ji-Yong, $25/$5 p.p., Queensborough Community College, Performing Arts Center, 222 Springfield Blvd., Bayside; 718.326.4455.
May 10-30, Agora Gallery Martin Leff-Cinthus premiere exhibit, 50 W. 25th St., Chelsea; 212.226-4151.
To May 11, Hipgnosis Theatre Company, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle", $18 p.p., 45 Bleecker St., Manhattan; 212.239.6200.
To May 17, Calpulli Children's Dance Workshop; The Arts Cure Center, 33-24 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor, LIC; 718.507.2617. 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, LeFrak Theatre; 718.278.5331 or 917.667.5331. To May 25, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Picasso FlamenCount of Orgaz Flamenco musical; to Jun. 21, children's workshop, $150, enrollment limited, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; program information 718.729.3880. •Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.
Fridays, journal-scrapbook-assemblage workshop, AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
May 6, Ozanam Geriatric Foundation, 11th Annual Rose of Carmel Benefit Gala, Silent Auction; Russo's on the Bay, Howard Beach; 718.971.2020/2021.
May 7, Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Organization, 2008 Annual Dinner Dance, $150 p.p.; Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Corona; 718.279.3200.
May 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2813, 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance, $50 p.p.; Knights of Columbus Hall, 49-18 Queens Blvd., Woodside; 718.335.0700.
May 14-19, St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30th Drive between 30th and 31st Streets, 1 block, 6 days.
May 16, Powhatan & Pocahontas Regular Democratic Clubs 2008 Annual Dinner Dance, $65 p.p.; Riccardo's by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.
May 26, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals Association, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets, 1 day, 17 blocks.
May 31, Dutch Kills Civic Assn., 36th Avenue between 29th and 35th Streets, 1 day, 6 blocks.
Jun. 22, Autism Speaks, fourth annual "Walk Now for Autism" kick-off fundraiser/walker luncheon; South Street Seaport, Manhattan; www.walknowforautism.org/newyorkcity.
May 6, LaGuardia C.C. health fair, free, E-Building atrium, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5642.
May 9, Assemblymember Margaret Markey's District Office, free cancer screening for uninsured women, appointments required, 55-19 69th St., Maspeth; 718.651.3185.
May 10, QSAC Autism Awareness Day; Shea Stadium, prices start at $12; 212.244-5560, x. 2016. •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.
To May 28, Bayside Historical Society 8th annual juried art show "A Celebration of the Arts 2008; 718.352.1548 or www.baysidehistorical.org.
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, ext. 17.
Items of Community Interest
May 1, NYS DMV Outreach Program, appointment necessary; Assemblymember Margaret Markey District Office, 55-19 69th St., Maspeth; for information, call 718.651.3185
May 2, Con Edison Annual "Energy 101" information session, 4 Irving Pl., Manhattan; 212.460.6599.
May 3, Department of Sanitation Spring Electronics Recycling event 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; St. John's University, Alumni Hall parking lot, Utopia Parkway/Union Turnpike, rain or shine.
May 3, 115th Police Precinct Community Council open house, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights. May 7, LaGuardia C.C. 3rd Annual New Media Technology Day; May 12, Computer Literacy for Displaced Homemakers; classes for unemployed and part-time workers, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5364.
May 10, Vietnam Veterans of America, Queens Chapter 32, 17th Annual Veterans Information Day; Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park; 718.830.0037, 718.897.8987.
May 10, 10 a.m., Wheelchair Basketball Clinic, Bulova Park, 25th Avenue at 77th Street, Jackson Heights; call 917.519.2622, jhamre@ wheelchairsportsfederation.org.
May 10, 17, 24, Jun. 7, Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike, pre-register at www.BikeNewYork.org/education/classes/teach- hild. html. May 10-26, Big Apple Circus; "Celebrate!" 30th Birthday Party; Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows. •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.
Ongoing, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Skillman Avenue between 42nd/43rd Streets. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday until late autumn. Greens, potatoes, squashes, fruits, cider, grass-fed beef and other foods from the metropolitan area, plus live jazz and cooking instructions.
•Sundays, Adopt a Homeless Dog, Cat or Kitten, Animal Center of Queens, a non-profit, no-kill organization, 89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park; 718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com.
Parks & Recreation
Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to pre-teens to adults, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; program information 718.229.4000.
Forest Park Union Turnpike and Park Lane near Overlook Building, Kew Gardens. Queens Botanical Garden May 3, TLC For Trees, tour V&A Center; May 10, Flowers for Mom; May 15, Composting in the City/Indoor Worm Composting; May 17, tour V&A Center, Storigami, 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.
May 16, Long Island City H.S. Class of 1988, 20th Year Reunion; at Central, cash bar, RSVP by May 2, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.726.1600.
School Events & News
May 2, Queens Lutheran School, Flea Market, vendors wanted, $35 per table; 718.721.4313. May 7, 14, 28, Jun. 4, 6, Martin Luther H.S., Cougar indoor golf clinic, adults, $35 p.p., per session; May 9, Future Freshman Day, summer, Cougar basketball camps, boys and girls grades 4 to 8, 60-02 Maspeth Ave , Maspeth; 718.894.4000.
May 14, Kew-Forest School hosts K-12 information session, 119-17 Union Tpke., 718.268.4667 x.125.
May 16, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School 2008 Walkathon, 72-55 Austin St., Forest Hills; 718.263.2622.
May 17, The Renaissance Charter School, Flea market, vendors wanted, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 718.803.0060, x. 106.
May 31, St. Francis of Assisi School, Spring Flea Market, 1-18 46th St., Astoria. Mon.-Fri., Samuel Field Y Beacon Program @ M.S. 216, homework helpers, after school club time; Tues., adult computers beginner/advanced; Wed., advanced ESL Level I/II; Fri., hip-hop dance; Sat., skills agility balance b-ball clinic & family shoot-around, math prep course for specialized H.S. exam, volunteers wanted, all programs free to NY residents, 64-20 175th St., Fresh Meadows, program information, 718.445.6983. •Briarwood Early Childhood Center, free 2008-2009 Universal Pre-Kindergarten, children born in 2004, 139-76 85th Dr., 718.297.5288.
Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens, pre-register 212.821.9241; 718.441.0300; Tues., Vision Loss Support Group: Coping with Vision Changes.
Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside, has programs for the community, for information call the center.
Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; program information, 718.268.5011. Queens Community House: •QCH: Forest Hills Senior/Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010; care giver support services as well as many other programs available, call for more information.
•QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960; poets & writers group readings, exercise, cultural arts, English as a Second Language (ESL), French, Italian, Spanish classes, computer lessons, cards and games, choral group, actor's workshop, stress reduction, watercolor groups, caregiver support group counseling and referral services, "Over 60 and Fabulous"; May 5, 21, "A Brief History of Television and Film".