2008-06-04 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Flag Day

Jun. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Flag Day celebration; Ridgewood Democratic Club, dedicate new flagpole and reading of the dedication plaque.

Community Meetings

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

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. Jun. 11, 7:30 p.m., Board 5; Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Hall, 62-10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.366.1834. Clubs Jun. 19, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Community Councils Jun. 17, 115th Precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights. Community Education Councils Jun. 10, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 70, 30-45 42nd St., LIC; 718.391.8380. Others 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.

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.

Jun. 19, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library board of trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0705. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Jun. 5, Father's Day Storytime & Craft; Jun. 8, Tarumi Violin Program; Jun. 10, P.S./I.S. 266 Poetry & Writing celebration; Jun. 12, P.S. 173 Principal/Teacher Storytime, Open Mic Poetry; Jun. 19, 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

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. Museum of the Moving Image Jun. 5, Werner Herzog conversation with Jonathan Demme to celebrate the launch of Moving Image Source, $25 n.m.; Times Center, 242 W. 41st St., Manhattan; 718.784.4520. Queensborough Community College Jun. 15, 39th Annual Spring Concert, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information 718.631.6396 or 718.281.5770. Queens College To Jun. 28, Crossing the Blvd.; to Jul. 10, Anna Matouskova paintings, drawings; program information 718.793.8080. Queens Museum of Art Jun. 8, Rigoberto Gonzalez; Jun. 15, Tina Chang; Jun. 21, Eleanor Lerman; Jun. 29, Thomas Sayers Ellis; 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 Jun. 6, Kawakeb's Raks sharki Egyptian Belly Dance Association, Belly Dance Show, $12, Astoria Sports Complex, 3rd Floor Ballroom, 38th Street, LIC; 917.293.0503. Jun. 6, Italian Charities of American, dance with instruction $10 Jun. 7, 21, Saturday dances, $8 n.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Jun. 7, 8, 21, 22, Jackson Heights Art Club Annual Spring Outdoor Art Show On The Fence @ P.S. 69, 37th Ave.; Jun. 14, Jackson Heights Art Club, Janet Cook pastel demonstration; St. Mark's Church, 33-50 82nd St.

To Jun. 8, Young Dance Collective, "Right Here. Right Now."; P.S. 122, $20/$15/$10; program information 646.729.8373.

Jun. 8, Magic of Astoria Arts & Crafts market #10, paintings, jewelry, photos, soaps, crochet, children's clothing, $50 cash door prize and more; Queensview Houses, Building 7 on 33rd Road, Building 14 on 34th Avenue, vendors needed, call Georgia at 718.721.4037. Jun. 8, 15, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 14th Annual Free Outdoor Festival; to Jun. 21, children's workshop, $150, enrollment limited; to Jun. 29, Rhythms of Latin America; 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; program information 718.729.3880.

Jun. 11, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, Harry Chapin: A Celebration in Song, Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard; 718. 728.7820.

Jun. 11, Chocolate Factory, 3rd Annual Taste of LIC, $500/$35; The Rockrose East Coast Roof Deck, 47-05 Center Blvd. LIC; 212.352.3101. Jun. 14, Goliard Concerts Ice Cream Social, $15/$10, 21-65 41st St., Astoria; 718.728.8927.

Jun. 14-22, Beari Productions, "Triple Play", $12; Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village; 718.736.1263.

Jun. 14-Aug., Flux Factory, Going Places (Doing Stuff) summer tours, free, 38-38 43rd St.; 718.707.3362.

To Jun. 22 Art-O-Mat LIC, "Endless Inspiration" exhibit; 46-46 Vernon Blvd., LIC. •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

Jun. 7, 92nd Street Residents multi-family block sale, between 89th and 91st Avenues, rain date Jun. 8.

Jun. 11, Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 57th Annual Humanitarian Award; www.varietyny.org.

Jun. 12, Friends of Oakland Lake and Ravine, Inc. 2008 Awards Gala, $50 p.p.; Adria Hotel and Conference Center, 220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside.

Jun. 14, Italian Charities of America flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Jun. 22, Autism Speaks, fourth annual "Walk Now for Autism" kick-off fundraiser/walker luncheon; South Street Seaport, Manhattan; www.walknowforautism.org/newyorkcity.


Jun. 7, Mt. Sinai/United Community Civic Assoc. Annual Community Health Fair; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, School Yard, Crescent Street.

Jun. 7-8, American Cancer Society 3rd Annual Relay for Life, Astoria Kick-Off Party; 917.353.2961.

Jun. 14, St. John's University, Your Power To Heal workshops, 101 Murray St., Manhattan; 917.617.0546. Jun. 29, Red Cross, CPR/AED, adult with CPR, child/infant, $90 online registration; Jun. 30, CPR/AED,CPR, child/Infant, $75 online registration; 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood, 718-558-0053 or 877-733-2767. •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.


Jul. 17, Bayside Historical Society, Tribute to War Dogs and award presentation, Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter 32 Honor Guard, donation $5; Fort Totten; 718.352.1548 or www.baysidehistorical.org.

Items of Community Interest

Jun. 5, Queens College, Business Card Exchange; Queens College, Student Union, The Agora Cafe, Ground Floor; Jun. 6, Confuscius Academy, language, Chinese culture, Business, History, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. or 39-07 Prince St., Flushing 718.997.5704.

Jun. 6, LaGuardia C.C., Annual Business/Government Procurement Expo, 47th Avenue/Van Dam Street, LIC; 718.482-5306.

Jun. 7, 110th Precinct Community Council Graffiti Clean-up Day, 104th Street and 43rd Avenue, corona; 718.558.0228. Jun. 7, Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike, pre-register at www.BikeNewYork.org/education/classes/teach- hild.h tml.

Jun. 7, Jack Eichenbaum's "World of the Number 7 Train", $35 p.p., by reservation only; information 718.961.8406. Jun. 7, JHBG, 18th annual Historic Jackson Heights Weekend garden tour; Jun. 8, walking tour, $15 for both tours; 718.565.5344.

Jun. 8, Transportation Alternative, Tour de Queens 20- mile bike ride; www.tourdequeens.org or 212.629.8080.

Jun. 9, USTA 2nd Annual casting call to sing National Anthem at 2008 US Open Aug. 25-Sep. 7, must sing a capella; Radio City Music Hall, Manhattan.

Jun. 9, 23, 28, Family Focus Adoption Services "The Realities of Adoption Today", 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4; 718.224.1919.

Jun. 12, LAGCC workshop for business leaders, Ebuilding, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5330.

Jun. 12, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall swearing-in ceremony for new/reappointed community board members, seating limited; New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.286.2900.

Jun. 14, Astoria KiP, 4th Annual Knit in Public Day; Astoria Park near 23rd Avenue.

Jun. 28, Jul. 26, Aug. 23, American Family Community Services, IX Domestic Violence Workshop: Learn the Risk Factors, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718.639.8370. •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: Jun. 9, PBS documentary, "The Truth About Cancer"; Jun. 13, LIC branch, first birthday; summer, Adult Summer Reading kicks off, for program/event information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call 718.990.0700.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center Jun. 7, Eric Carle Fan Club, "The Very Lonely Firefly"; Jun. 8, Frogs and Polliwogs; Jun. 14, Jamaica Bay Bird Walk; 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 Jun. 7, Tour of the V&A Center; Jun. 21, Summer Solstice Composting, Tour of the V&A Center 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. Others Jun. 9, 16, 23, 30, Jul. 7, 14, 21, Forest Park, Dancing Under the Stars, Wallenberg Square; Jun. 5, 8th Annual Read-A-Thon, George Seuffert Bandshell; 311.


Oct. 1-4, USS Columbus Ca-74/CG-12/SSN-762, 1944-1976; Holiday Inn North, Dayton, OH; Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815; 260-486-2221, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST.

School Events & News

Jun. 10, Department of Education, Public Hearings, 2008-09 Contracts For Excellence Plan; I.S. 230, 73-10 34th Ave., Astoria; www.nyc.gov/schools/AboutUs/BudgetsFairStudentFu nding/ContractsforExcellence.

Jun. 16, Martin Luther H.S., Cougar Golf Classic; Douglaston Golf Course with dinner at Douglaston Manor; 718.894.4000. •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. 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; many programs are available such as films, caregiver support group counseling and referral services, "Over 60 and Fabulous"; Jun. 6, Queens Rhapsody; Jun. 19, Russian Folk, Light Classical & Jazz Music; Jun. 20, concert; Mon., watercoloring; Tues., acting workshop; Tues./Thurs., movie matinees, $1; Thurs., oil painting, walking club; Fri., choral group. •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. Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000; Mon./Fri, yoga lessons; Tue., Tai Chi/Qi Gong, for appointments or information, call the center. Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549: Jun. 5, 1 p.m., annual variety show, admission $2

Steinway Senior Center, 23-40 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472; lunch, bingo, aerobics, arts/crafts, dance to live music, trips, monthly parties, special events, social services such as Meals-On-Wheels for the homebound. Sunnyside Community Services, 718.784.6173: some 40+ activities a month, Sun., hot lunch & bingo, Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, weekly caregivers' support group.

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