2008-06-25 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings

Associations Jun. 26, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic Association; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.

Jun. 26, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope, School Auditorium, 71st Street/Eliot Avenue, Middle Village. Clubs Jul. 17, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Others 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. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Jul. 3, Stars and Stripes Storytme & Craft; Jul. 10, Open Mic Poetry; Jul. 11, American Girl Party; Jul. 16, Reading Beach Party; Jul. 17, Poetry Writing Essentials; Jul. 22, Fancy Nancy StorytimeTues./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 To Jun. 29, Five Women Artists in New York, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; program information, 718.463.7700, ext 222. Queensborough Community College Jun. 30, Teen Acting Ensemble Workshop; Jul. 7, Musical Theatre Workshop, ages 7 to 19 (both culminate Jul. 26, 27, Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10 in the Shadow Box Theatre); Jul. 8, The Louis Armstrong House Museum: Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quintet Jazzmobile Concert, free; Jul. 20, Hot Jazz/Cool Garden: The Lounge Leader; Aug. 24, The Red Hook Ramblers, $5 p.p.; program information 718.631.6396, 718.281.5770 or www.louisarmstronghouse.org.
Queens College To Jun. 28, Crossing the Blvd.; Anna Matouskova paintings, drawings; Jul. 14-Sep. 15, Meditation in Contemporary Chinese Landscape; Jul. 26, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Jerry Butler with Kenny Vance & The Planotones; program information 718.793.8080.
Queens Museum of Art Jun. 29, Thomas Sayers Ellis; to Jun. 29, "This Case of Conscience": Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance;
to Jul. 10, 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 Jul. 9, Outdoor Cinema 2008: Slingshot Hip Hop, Who's On First; Jul. 16, Bamako; Jul. 23, Chop Shop; Jul. 30, The Host; Aug. 6, The Red Balloon, Persepolis; Aug. 13, 8 1/2, Aug. 20, Duck Season (rain date Aug. 27); 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. 28, Bella Italia Mia "Gian Lorenzo Bernini", $7 n.m.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

Jun. 29, Queens Community Arts Fund, Chinese Music Concert; Flushing H.S., Exhibition & Collage Workshop; Council of Aid for Central Asian Jews; 311.

Jun. 30, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, Waterfront Concert Series 2008: The Big Band Music of The Glenn Miller Orchestra; Jul. 10, The Duprees; Jul. 17, 1910 Fruitgum Company; Jul 24, Rocksplosion; Jul. 31, Joe Battaglia & the New York Big Band; Aug. 7, Joey Dee & the Starliters; Aug. 14, Come Together, a tribute to the Beatles; Aug. 21, Gary U.S. Bonds; Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard; 718.728.7820. Jul. 2, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens: Dino Rosi, JANNAH; Jul. 9, Roberto Di Roma; July 16, Fernando Caruso, Mario Dispenza & Joe Spadaro; Italian Favorites; Jul. 30, I Raggi Del Sole, Athens Square Park, 30th Street/30th Avenue; 718.204.2444.

Jul. 7-18, Sunnyside Community Services, PERFORMance Zone 2008 Summer Workshop for Tweens & Teens, Session I; Jul. 21-Aug. 1, Session II, $370 per session, 43-31 39th St.; call Sofia, 917.548.1086.

Jul. 8-Aug. 5, Cultural Collaborative Jamaica annual Children's Program Series; King Park, Jamaica; 718.526.3217. Jul. 11, 18, Italian Charities of America, Dance with Instruction, $10; Jul. 12, 26, Saturday Dances, $10 n.m.; Monday/Friday evenings, social dances, $10, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

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.

•Ongoing, P.S. 1, "That Was Then…This Is Now", Arctic Hysteria, Young Architects Program P.F. 1 (Public Farm 1), 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; 718.784.2084.

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Jun. 28, Hellgate Ultimate Frisbee Club fundraiser, $10 cover charge; Waltz-Astoria, Ditmars Boulevard/24th Street; www.waltz-astoria.com.

To Jun. 29, St. Antonio Abate Society of Castrofilippo, Ditmars Boulevard between 35th and 38th Streets, 5 days, 3 blocks, featuring the musical stylings of Dino Rosi "La Voce di Napoli" on Jun. 26.

Jul. 13, Friends of Community Board 1, street fair, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets, 1 day, 13 blocks.

Jul. 24-27, St. Irene Chrysovalantou Church, street fair, 23rd Avenue from 35th to 37th Streets and 36th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak overpass, 4 days, 2 1/2 blocks.

Jul. 27, 114 Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol, street fair, between Steinway and 48th Streets, 1 day, 7 blocks.


Jun. 28, Senator John Sabini, Health Outreach Program, First Baptist Church, for more information call 718.639.8469. 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.

Jun. 30, Hospice Care Network seeks volunteers, 59-07 175th Pl., 2nd Floor, Fresh Meadows; 718.746.6142 x. 404.

Jul. 2, Community Board 5, blood drive; Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 62-04 Myrtle Ave.; 718.366.1834. •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.


Jun. 28, Bayside Historical Society, 8th Annual Celebration of the Arts, $5 donation, Fort Totten Park, 718.352.1548.

Items of Community Interest

Jun. 26, HANAC "Keeping Homes Healthy" expo; Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St; 718. 626.7575. To Jun. 26, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Swim Week, children ages 3 to 12, $75 n.m., Jun. 30, Nearly Camp, Section I, $1,058 n.m.; Jul. 1, Section II, $736 n.m., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

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

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.

Jun. 29, Jul. 27, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01, America's Boating Course; Fort Totten, $100 adults, $50 children 16 and under and uniformed civil servants; 718.352.3764 or www.a0141201.uscgaux.info.

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: 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 APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long from tots to pre-teens to adults, 228- 06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; information 718.229.4000: Jul. 5, Hunt for Ramp Bulbs with "Wildman" Steve Brill; 914.835.2153; Forest Park Jul. 2, "The HMS Pinafore"; Jul. 4, Hunt for Chicken Mushrooms with "Wildman" Steve Brill; 914.835.2153; Jul. 10, Tribute to Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons; Jul. 11, Tribute to the Oldies; Jul. 17, Music of the Temptations & 4 Tops; Jul. 18, Karaoke; Jul. 20, Police Auxiliary Band; Jul. 21, Dancing Under the Stars Finale; Jul. 25, BR & Timebomb; Jul. 31, Nashville Attitude. Most events will take place at the George Seuffert Bandshell. Call 718.235.4100 for program information. Hall of Science Jun. 28-Sep. 14, Magic: The Science of Illusion, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, 311. Highland Park Aug. 16, Summer Fun Day!, Puppets In The Park: "Cinderella Samba", "Shrek"; Oct. 18, Fall Harvest Festival. Call 718.235.4100 for program information.

Queens Botanical Garden Spend some time taking in the grounds at the gardens, there's much to see, 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 Jul. 7, Astoria Pool, "Early Bird/Night Owl" adult lap swimmers, 19th Street/23rd Drive; 311 Jul. 7, various pools: registration, free swimming lessons; Jul. 8-23 Session 1 classes ; Jul 24, registration; Jul. 25-Aug. 12, Session 2 classes; Aug. 13, registration; Aug. 14-29, Session 3- Astoria Pool, 19th Street/23rd Drive, Fisher Pool, 99th Street/32nd Avenue, Liberty Pool, 173rd Street/106th Avenue, Queens; 311.

Jul. 25-27, Queens County Farm Museum, annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow, weekend pass $15, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347-FARM. 


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

Jul. 22, Kew-Forest School, K-6 Open House, 119-17 Union Tpke., Forest Hills; RSVP 718.268.4667 or go to www.kewforest.org.

•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: Jun. 29, Poet Leon Zuckrow, Love & Death & Love. 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. 26, "The Dinner Game"; Jul. 1, "Dreamgirls"; 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.

Steinway Senior Center, 23-43 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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