2008-07-16 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings

Clubs Aug. 21, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Others 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. 17, Poetry Writing Essentials; Jul. 22, Fancy Nancy Storytime; Aug. 1, Breaking Dawn Party; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed., women's studies discussion, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Queensborough Community College 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 Jul. 26, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Jerry Butler with Kenny Vance & The Planotones; to Sep. 15, Meditation in Contemporary Chinese Landscape; program information 718.793.8080. Queens Museum of Art Jul. 18, Brazil: Eli Efi & DJ Laylo, Carioca Capoeira & Samba Group, "Antonia"; Jul. 25, Morocco: Rachid Halihal Ensemble, DJ Alias, Evie Dance of the Word "I Love Hip Hop in Morocco"; 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. 23, Outdoor Cinema: Chop Shop; Jul. 30, The Host; Aug. 6, The Red Balloon, Persepolis; to Aug. 3, "Waste Not, Want Not" multi-artist exhibit; Aug. 13, 8 1/2, Aug. 20, Duck Season (rain date Aug. 27), Broadway & Vernon Boulevard, LIC; 718.956.1819, ext 12, www.socratessculpturepark.org. Others Jul. 17, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, Waterfront Concert Series 2008: The Duprees; 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. 18, Italian Charities of America, Dance with Instruction, $10; Jul. 26, Saturday Dances, $10 n.m.; Monday/Friday evenings, social dances, $10, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

To Jul. 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. 19, P.S. 1, Rong/DFA; agnés b.; Jul. 26, DFA; ongoing, "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. Jul. 24, Museum of the Moving Image, Man on Wire; Jul. 30, HBO series The Wire, 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.4520.

Jul. 27, Queens Symphony Orchestra Concerts On The Green- Summer On Broadway: Broadway & Jazz; Forest Park Bandshell; Jul. 30, Broadway & Jazz; St. John's University, Great Lawn, Fresh Meadows; Aug. 3, The Golden Years; Forest Park Bandshell; Aug. 10, Stars of Tomorrow, Forest Park Bandshell; www.queenssymphony.org.

Jul. 30, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens: I Raggi Del Sole, Athens Square Park, 30th Street/30th Avenue; 718.204.2444.

Jul. 31, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Nashville Attitude; Forest Park, George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Boulevard/Myrtle Avenue; 718.763.4328

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

To Aug. 5, Cultural Collaborative Jamaica annual Children's Program Series; King Park, Jamaica; 718.526.3217. •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

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

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.


Jul 22, 112th Police Precinct Community Council, blood drive; 718.520.9311.

Jul. 23, Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, The Nutritional Way To A Healthier You, 800-YOUR-MDS; 718.274.0365; to Aug. 7 Kids Reading Club, 800-YOUR-MDS, to December, Breast Cancer Screening & Education, call 800-YOUR MDS for program information. •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.


Jul. 23, Greater Astoria Historical Society, "Beer Gardens of Queens" lecture and tasting, 21+, $10 n.m.; 718.278.0700.

Jul. 27, Queens Historical Society, "Tibetan Buddhism…", admission $3/$2, Historic Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 14.

Items of Community Interest

To Jul. 18, Federation of Italian- American Organizations of Queens, soccer camp for kids ages 6 to 14, limit 50, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718.204.2444.

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.

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.

Jul. 30, LaGuardia C.C., free Job Training Workshop, College's Workforce1 Career Center, C-Building, Room C400, 29-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.602.2130. •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/event information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call 718.990.0700: Jul. 19, Geraldine's New Art Show & Sale, The Secret Life of Bees; History of Middle Village…; Jul. 21, Songs of Israel; Jul. 22, The Cleft; Jul. 28, Galileo's Daughter…; Jul. 30, Metamorphosis; Jul. 31, The Keep; Aug. 2, Music of Korea; Aug. 5, Music & Dance of Afghanistan; Aug. 9, Contemporary French Culture; Aug. 16, Benefits of Meditation; Aug. 18, Music of Italy.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center Jul. 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, Watercolor Workshops; Jul. 22, Healthy Eating, Healthy Planet- It's the Same Thing; 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 Jul. 17, Music of the Temptations & 4 Tops; Jul. 18, Karaoke; Jul. 20, Police Auxiliary Band; Jul. 21, Dancing Under the Stars Finale; Jul. 22, TAIKOZA Interactive Drumming Fun, Mary Whalen Playground; Jul. 25, BR & Timebomb; Jul. 29, Bi-lingual "Wizard of Oz", Jackson Pond Playground; Jul. 31, Nashville Attitude. Most other events will take place at the George Seuffert Bandshell. Call 718.235.4100 for program information. Hall of Science To 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 and things to do, 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. 18, City Parks Foundation, Performing Arts Festival, Music & Dance Out! Transport Exceptionnels, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-05 Vernon Blvd., Jul. 20, Dance Out! Dans le Jardin, Queensbridge Park, 41st Avenue & East River, LIC; Jul. 22 Queensbridge Park, Naughty By Nature, DJ Hank Pollard, Jul. 29, The Delfonics, Queensbridge Park; Jul. 31, Marvin Sapp, Springfield Park, 184th Street/147th Avenue; Aug. 7, The Chi-Lites, Springfield Park; Aug. 14, Main Ingredient with Cuba Gooding Sr., Springfield Park, Queens; 311. Jul. 22, Gantry State Park, Calpulli Mexican Dance; Jul. 29, York College Summer Big Band student jazz ensemble; East River, Citylights Building, Vernon Boulevard/Jackson Avenue, LIC.

Jul. 20, Urban Park Rangers, Explore Powell's Cove Park, free, all ages, 11th Avenue/138th Place, Whitestone area; 311.

Jul. 22, Dutch Kills Civic, CM Eric Gioia & CALDC, Summer Fun Children's Series 2008,Journeys with Sound; Jul. 29, Uncle Brothers; Aug. 5, Salsa Festival; @Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue/30th Street, Astoria; Jul. 23, Journeys with Sound; Jul. 30, Uncle Brothers; Aug. 6, Salsa Festival; @ Dutch Kills Playground, 36th Avenue/Crescent Street, LIC; 718.728.7820. Jul. 24, Various pools; registration, free swimming lessons 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.

Jul. 26, Baisley Pond Park, Third Annual Gospel Fest, Rockaway/Sutphin Boulevards, Queens; 311

To Aug. 29, Astoria Pool, Mon.-Fri., "Early Bird/Night Owl" adult lap swimmers, 19th Street/23rd Drive, Astoria; go to www.nyc.gov/parks or call 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

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.

Aug. 2, Queens Lutheran School, flea market, vendors wanted, $35/table $25/space, 31-20 21st Ave., Astoria; 718.721.4313. •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.


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. 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, training and education, respite services; Jul. 29, chess class, $1 donation per class; 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. Skyline Commons Retirement Community, 718.820.0818: opening 2010, Jul. 20, 15, 17, 22, 24, 26, 30 free informational luncheons, various venues, call 718.820.0818 to RSVP & location information. 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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