2008-05-14 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

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)

Memorial Day

May 15, 10 a.m., LaGuardia C.C.,Veteran's Resource Day; May 16, Salute to NYC's Veterans, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Main Building, LIC, program information 718.482.5992.

May 15, 11 a.m. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, annual Memorial Day Service, Veterans Memorial Garden, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens.

May 24, Sunnyside Gardens Park Annual Memorial Day Fair, rain date May 25, rides, arts & crafts, BBQ, games, silent auction & 50/50, rummage & bake sale, music & dance stage, 48-21 39th Ave.; 718.672.1555.

May 26, 9 a.m., VFW Post 5298, Memorial Day Parade in Laurelton, starts at Francis Lewis and Merrick Boulevards; 718.414.7085.

Community Meetings

Associations May 15, 8 p.m., FDR Democratic Association; Chabad of N.E. Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285.

Jun. 26, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope, School Auditorium, 71st Street/Eliot Avenue, Middle Village. Boards. May 20, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.

May 28, 6:30 p.m., Board 2; Citicorp, Building 2, 2nd Floor Auditorium, LIC; 718.533.8773. Clubs May 15, Jun. 19, 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 May 27, 7 p.m., 114th Precinct; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Community Education Councils May 29, 7-9:30 p.m., District 26; Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School, 61- 15 Oceania St., Auditorium, Bayside. Jun. 10, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 70, 30-45 42nd St., LIC; 718.391.8380. Others 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 18, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718.297.7711.

May 18, 2 p.m., P-FLAG Queens Chapter; Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St.

May 19, 6 p.m., Hearing Loss Association, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718.264.3017.

May 21, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497. 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 27, 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m., Queensborough Community College Auxiliary Enterprise, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, 718.631-6351.

May 28, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718.845.3385.

Jun. 12, 5:30 p.m. Queens Library, Administrative Committee, Board of Trustees, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

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.

Jun. 17, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, Queens Borough Hall, Second Floor, President's Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst. Arts & Entertainment Barnes & Noble 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 16, Queens Jazz Orchestra Inaugural Concert; May 18, Curator's Talk: "Downing Street", "Night, Lower Manhattan"; Jun. 12, Haale; to Jun. 29, Five Women Artists in New York, opening reception May 6, RSVP required, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; program information, 718.463.7700, ext 222, wwwFlushingTownHall.org. Queensborough Community College May- Jun., Picasso Printmaker: The Kirschenbaum Collection; 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 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. Socrates Sculpture Park to Aug. 3, "Waste Not, Want Not" multi-artist exhibit, Broadway & Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 718.956.1819, ext 12, www.socratessculpturepark.org. Others May 15, Queens Symphony Orchestra, string quartet, free; Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.326.4455.

May 15-17, The Secret Theatre "Lysistrata", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0304.

May 15-Jun. 22 Art-O-Mat LIC, "Endless Inspiration" exhibit; 46-46 Vernon Blvd., LIC. May 16, Central Queens YM/YWHA, "A Tale of Two Kidneys"; May 18, "Praying With Lior" film; May 20, 9th Annual Sholem Aleichem Day; May 21, "Hitch-How can we get us noticed?"; May 27, creative writing workshop, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

May 16, LaGuardia C.C., "Cabaret"; May 31, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series: Popular Turkish Music, 31-10 Thomson., LIC; 718.482.5151.

May 16-18, Theatre A La Carte, "The Good Doctor", $14/$12, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy.; 718.631.4092.

May 17, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Senior Stars "Old Folks Follies", VB&GC of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria; program information 212.352.3101.

May 17, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Mother's Day Dance:Patience & The Cowboy Angels, $12 n.m.p.p.; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.

To May 17, Calpulli Children's Dance Workshop; The Arts Cure Center, 33-24 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor, LIC; 718.507.2617.

May 17-18, LIC Artists, Inc, Spring 2008 Open Studies 11101 gallery exhibition; Juvenal Reis Studios, 43-01 22nd St.; 917.843.3836.

May 18, Carol Sudhalter's Astoria Jazz Band, "Women Composers of Queens" concert, Steinway Reformed Church, Astoria; 917.667.5331.

May 24, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances, $10 n.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100. To May 25, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Picasso Flamen Count of Orgaz Flamenco musical; to Jun. 21, children's workshop, $150, enrollment limited, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; program information 718.729.3880.

To May 30, Agora Gallery Martin Leff-Cinthus premiere exhibit, 50 W. 25th St., Chelsea; 212.226-4151.

May 31, Bella Italia Mia, "From Wiseguys to Wise Men", $7 n.m.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

To Jun. 1, Repetti, exhibit "The One And The Many", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.786.8007. •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 15, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Business Day & Health Expo & Luncheon; Terrace On The Park, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.898.8500.

May 15, Historic Districts Council's Grassroots Preservation Awards, $25 p.p. ; St. Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery Garden and Parish Hall, East 10th Street/2nd Avenue, Manhattan.

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

To May 19, St. Demetrios Cathedral, 30th Drive between 30th and 31st Streets, 1 block, 6 days.

May 20, Queens Theatre In The Park, 2008 Gala, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; RSVP, 718.760.0686, x. 106.

May 22, Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, educational seminar and luncheon, 30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718.350.3194.

May 26, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals Association, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets, 1 day, 17 blocks.

May 29, District 30 Gala, hot/cold buffet, cash bar, $45 p.p., no assigned seating; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; RSVP 718.391.8380.

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.

Health

May 15, LaGuardia C.C., "Toxic Chemicals and Public Health, Mainstage Theatre; May 20, Symposium on Aging, Little Theatre, 47th Avenue/Van Dam Street, LIC; 718.482-5151. May 21, QSAC conference on Autism for Parents and Professionals; Doubletree- JFK, Jamaica; Jun. 10; Dante's, East Elmhurst; event information 212.244.5560, x. 2060.

May 23, Astoria Child Health Clinic, "Nuts and Bolts of Good Parenting", 12-26 31st Ave., LIC; 718.794.9121.

May 31, HealthCorps® "Highway to Health" fair & festival 2008, rain or shine; Hillcrest H.S., 160-05 Highland Ave., Jamaica •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.

Historical

May 17-Jul. 17, Bayside Historical Society, Tribute to War Dogs and award presentation, Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter 32 Honor Guard, donation $5; May 22, "Sacagawea: America's Most Honored Woman…", reservations required; to May 28, 8th annual juried art show "A Celebration of the Arts 2008, Fort Totten; 718.352.1548 or www.baysidehistorical.org. May 25, Queens Historical Society, Shea Stadium: Then, Now & Forever,; 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, ext. 17.

Items of Community Interest

May 17, Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance spring walking tour, flagpole at 52nd Street/Roosevelt Avenue, reservations; 646.298.8669.

May 17, 24, Jun. 7, Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike, pre-register at www.BikeNewYork.org/education/classes/teach- hild. html.

May 19, Sunnyside & Queens Chambers of Commerce, business card exchange; Pure Spa, 40-15 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside; call Luke at 718.784.8437. May 20, SBDC @ York College 2008 Entertainment Business Seminar, ($10 cash at door); May 22, Small Business Workshop for Entrepreneurs, Faculty Dining Room #2D01, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 718.262.2880

May 21, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, "MAMMA e IO", Italian language children 2 to 3 years-old playgroup, five weeks, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718.204.2444.

To May 26, Big Apple Circus; "Celebrate!" 30th Birthday Party; Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows.

May 28, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Capital Project Financing for Queens Not-for-Profits information session; event information 212.312.3598.

Jun. 1, Kew Gardens Improvement Association, 3rd Annual Spring Into Summer Community Day; event information 917-881-3358. •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.

•Summer/Fall, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Skillman Avenue between 42nd/43rd Streets. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday until late autumn..

•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.

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; May 11, Afro-Peruvian, Brazilian Jazz, History & Unique Customs of the Greek Jewish Community; May 17, 31, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series, call for program information; May 19, Brooklyn- Queens Conservatory performance; street fairs promoting the library; May 24, Greenpoint Avenue Festival, Queens Boulevard to 44th Street, Sunnyside; May 25, Flushing Festival, Sanford Avenue from Main Street to Kissena Boulevard.

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. Queens Botanical Garden 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 County Farm Museum

May 18, Farm Fest sheep shearing, Dutch crafts, exhibits, plant sale, Country Western music and dancing, $3 admission, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347-FARM or www.queensfarm.org. Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Others May 25, "Wildman" Steve Brill, Hunt for Pokeweed Shoots; Kissena Park; event information 914.835.2153.

Jun 1, Friends of Travers Park, Summer Sundays: AudraRox & Astrograss; Jun. 8, country & raga/rock fusion music; Jun. 22, Swedish Cottage Marionettes; Jun. 29, Latin jazz; Aug. 24, Theatre for the New City "It's The Economy Stupid", 35-41 80th St., Jackson Heights; 917.941.4209.

Reunions

May 16, Long Island City H.S. Class of 1988, 20th Year Reunion, cash bar; at Central, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.726.1600.

School Events & News

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 28, Jun. 4, 6, Martin Luther H.S., Cougar indoor golf clinic, adults, $35 p.p., per session; May 28, History 101; Jones Beach; Jun. 4, Fraud 101; summer, Cougar basketball camps, boys and girls grades 4 to 8, 60-02 Maspeth Ave , Maspeth; 718.894.4000.

May 31, St. Francis of Assisi School, Spring Flea Market, 31-18 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.

Seniors

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. Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St; 347-532-3025 or 718.762.3198; May 31, elder law, Medicare Part D; Jun. 7, Medicaid and the 2005 Deficit reduction Act; Jun. 14, Assemblymember Ann Margaret Carrozza, elder law and estate planing, RSVP Robert Salant. 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, creative writing group, 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 16, Andean music; May 21, "A Brief History of Television and Film"; Jun. 19, Russian Folk, Light Classical & Jazz Music; Tues./Thurs., movie matinees, $1; Thurs., walking club. Call for current films, times. Bring own lunch. •QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.6060 x. 223: Fri., free housing assistance, 10 a.m.-noon, or by appointment, call for information. Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd, 718.896.8511; May 15, senior dance.

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