Gazette Calendar Of Events
Community MeetingsClubs Aug. 21, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Others Jul. 31, York College/CUNY, Town Hall Meeting On Economic Security, Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica.
Aug. 8, AARP, Community Roundtable on Prescription Drug Reform; Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.; 877.926.8300.
Aug. 14, Queens Library Administrative Committee, Formal Conference Room, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.; 718.990.0700 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 & EntertainmentBarnes & Noble Aug. 1, Breaking Dawn Party; Aug. 5, Sill Animals Storytime; Aug. 13, Booksigning/discussion: Twisted Confessions; Aug. 14, Open Mic Poetry; Aug. 16, American Girl Party; Aug. 17, Booksigning/discussion: Blood To Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust; Aug. 21, Poetry Writing Essentials; Aug. 22, Storybook Craft; Aug. 25, Booksigning/discussion: Break Point: The Secret Diary of a Pro Tennis Player; Aug. 26; Breaking Dawn Discussion; Aug. 28, Back-to-School Storytime; 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 Aug. 24, The Red Hook Ramblers, $5 p.p.; program information 718.631.6396, 718.281.5770 or www.louisarmstronghouse.org. Queens Museum of Art Aug. 1, Renaissance Chinese Opera Society, 'The King of Masks"; Aug. 8, Haenggi & AMDaT Ensemble Dance in Queens, Inkhay music, "How Much Further"; Aug. 15, Singh & Dance, DJ Rekha, "The Namesake"; Aug. 22, Laura Peterson Choreography, Anthony Whitehurst Dance; Mariachi Oro de Mexico, "Under The Same Moon"; 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; Aug. 6, The Red Balloon, Persepolis; 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. 31, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Nashville Attitude; Forest Park, George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Boulevard/Myrtle Avenue; Aug. 16, Citified Country Girls/NYMCMA Jamboree, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.763.4328;
To Aug., Flux Factory, Going Places (Doing Stuff) summer tours, free, 38-38 43rd St.; 718.707.3362.
To Aug. 1, Sunnyside Community Services, PERFORMance Zone 2008 Summer Workshop for Tweens & Teens, Session II, $370 per session, 43-31 39th St.; call Sofia, 917.548.1086.
Aug. 1, The Secret Theatre & The Queens Players, "Comedy In Queens™", $20/$15, program information, 718 392 0304.
Aug. 1, 2, Jamaica Arts Music Summer Festival, "JAMS Under the Stars", kicks off in Kings Park; 718.526.3217.
To Aug. 3, Queens Theatre in the Park/Chase Bank Latino Cultural Festival: Annual Beacon of Latino diversity crosses Generations, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, Flushing; 311.
Aug. 3, Queens Symphony Orchestra Concerts On The Green- Summer Parks Series, The Golden Years; Forest Park Bandshell; Aug. 10, Stars of Tomorrow, Forest Park Bandshell; www.queenssymphony.org.
To Aug. 5, Cultural Collaborative Jamaica annual Children's Program Series; King Park, Jamaica; 718.526.3217.
Aug. 7, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, Waterfront Concert Series 2008: 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. Aug. 7, Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, Jazz Thursdays: The Boilermaker Jazz Band; Aug. 14, New York's Finest jazz Ensemble; Aug. 21, The Browner Brothers, rain or shine, 70th Road/Austin Street; 718.268.6565. Aug. 9, 23, Italian Charities of America Saturday Dances, $10 n.m., Mon-Fri, Dance with Instruction, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
To Aug. 29, Capital One Bank, Welcome to Dog's World, photos by Edwin Cadiz, 31-17 Broadway, Astoria; 718.278.6518 or 917.502.5445. •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
Aug. 2, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Aug. 2, Loving Touch Animal Rescue Group fundraiser, "A Tropical Evening of Fun", $15/$8, RSVP; North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing; 718.224.8639.
Aug. 10, Steinway Street BID, between 28th and 34th Avenues, 1 day, 4 blocks.
HealthMount Sinai Hospital of Queens Aug. 1, For Expecting Mothers… 718.932.2110; Aug. 5, National Night Out Against Crime; to Aug. 7, Kids Reading Club, 800-Your-MDS; Aug. 13, Navigating The Health Care System 800-Your-MDS; Aug. 14, Stroke: What You Know Can Make The Difference 800-Your- MDS; Aug. 20, Breast Cancer Screening/Education 718.274.0365; Aug. 21, Get Heart-Healthy 800-Your- MDS. •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.
Aug. 6, 13, Bayside Historical Society, summer dance mini camp, ages 3 to 6, $28 per class, Fort Totten Park, The Castle, Grand Ballroom, Bayside; 917.601.6839 or 718.352.1548.
Items of Community Interest
Aug. 5, 112th Police Precinct Council, Night Out Against Crime 2008, MacDonald Park, corner of Queens/Yellowstone Boulevards; 718 520-9321.
Aug. 5, 115th Police Precinct Council, Night Out Against Crime 2008, Northern Playground between 93/94th Streets; 718.760.0447.
Aug. 7, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, 2008 Queens Ecuadorian Heritage Month; New York Hall of Science; Aug. 13, Bolivian Cultural Week 2008; LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; RSVP 718.286.2675.
Aug. 10, New York Hospital Queens, community blood drive, 56-45 Main St., Flushing; 718.670.1007.
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 HighlightsThere are many free events available at the Queens libraries for adults, teens, tweens and kids, for program/ event information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call 718.990.0700. A sampling of August's free events at Queens local Libraries: Summer Reading Club, Grades ages 3-5, Toddler Time ages 18-35 months, Picture Book Time, Friday Afternoon Games, Arts & Crafts: Fun with Tie-Dyeing, Reading Help, Toddlers Together ages 1-3, Game On Wii, Children's Film Fest, Free Time for Kids. Kid's Writing Workshop, Crochet Club, Chess and Checkers, Summer Crafts with Robin Cook, Movie Day ages 5-12, Game Day, Summer Reading Meeting ages 2- 6, Book Buddies ages 5-8, Fantastic Fridays!, Friday Fun Crafts, Chess Club with Alex, Family Storytime, Saturday Science Lab ages 6-11, Music of Korea, Baby & Me, Baby Time, Ladybugs: Read-to-Me Club, Picture Book Time, Create Your Own Native American Necklace, Go Buggy! Live VTC with the New York Hall of Science, Girl Power: A Girl Scout Program, Gaming for 'Tweens, Summer Reading in Atlas Park, Teen Advisory Group and more:Jul. 31, The Keep; Aug. 1, The Invisible Man; Aug. 2, Music of Korea; Aug. 4, Sheng Si Pi Lao (in Chinese); Aug. 5, Changing Neighborhoods of Queens: Bayside/Bay Terrace, Then & Now; Music & Dance of Afghanistan; Aug. 9, , Metamorphosis, Atonement, Contemporary French Culture; Aug. 16, Benefits of Meditation; Aug. 18, Music of Italy; Aug. 20, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan; Aug. 28, Middlesex..
Parks & RecreationAlley Pond Environmental Center Jul. 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, Watercolor Workshops; Aug. 2, Margaret Wise Brown Fan Club Saturday Afternoon Story Time;
Aug. 9, Mad Scientist Microscopic Studies. APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to preteens to adults, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; program information 718.229.4000. Forest Park Jul. 31, Nashville Attitude; Aug. 7, "Hannah"; Aug. 8, Kirsten Thien Band; Aug. 9, Gen3ration, "Wildman" Steve Brill Hunt for Chicken Mushrooms; 914.85.2153; Aug. 14, "Smokey Joe's Cafe"; Aug. 15, Puppets In The Park: "Cinderella Samba", "Hairspray"; Aug. 24, Southern Heart. Most events will take place at the George Seuffert Bandshell. Call 718.235.4100 for program information. Hall of Science Aug. 2-4, Electronics Recycling Event (computers, etc), 212-477-4022; to Sep. 14, Magic: The Science of Illusion, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, 311. Highland Park Aug. 15, 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 Aug. 10, Queens Festival Band plays America's Music, free, parking $5 in lot on Crommelin Street; 718.886.3800. Spend some time taking in the grounds at the gardens, there's much to see and things to do, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Queens Zoo Aug. 4, On the Farm: Got Milk?; Aug. 11- 17, Reuse, Reduce & Recycle Week; Aug. 18-22, All About Bird; ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Others Jul. 31, City Parks Foundation, Performing Arts Festival, 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.
Aug. 2, Fort Totten Park, Birding in the Battery, 212th Street/Cross Island Parkway, Bayside; 311
Aug. 5, Gantry State Park: Live at the Gantries, Mahina Movement, fusion music; Aug. 19, Zikrayat, Arabic music/belly dancers; Aug. 26, Noirceur and Uzuhi, Japanese punk music; Citylights Building 49th/50th Avenues & East River, LIC.
Aug. 5, Dutch Kills Civic, CM Eric Gioia & CALDC, Summer Fun Children's Series 2008, Salsa Festival; @Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue/30th Street, Astoria; Aug. 6, Salsa Festival; @ Dutch Kills Playground, 36th Avenue/Crescent Street, LIC; 718.728.7820.
Aug. 12, Cunningham Park, Yiddishfest Concert, free; 212.889.6800. To Aug. 12, Free Swimming Lessons in Queens, Session 2 Classes; Aug. 13, Session 3 Registration; Aug. 14, Session 3 Classes; Astoria Pool, 19th Street/23rd Drive; Fisher Pool, 99th Street/32nd Avenue; Liberty Pool, 173rd Street/ 106th Avenue, call 311 for location information.
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
Aug. 1, Ravenswood Housing, Dinner Dance & Reunion; Five Star Banquet Restaurant, 13-05 43rd Ave., LIC; Aug. 2, BBQ, Christopher Morley Park, Exit 36, Searingtown Road, northside of LIE; 917.969.2143, 646.591.3160.
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
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.
SeniorsAtria 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; Mon., watercoloring; Tues., acting workshop; Tues./Thurs., movie matinees, $1; Thurs., oil painting, walking club; Fri., choral group; Aug. 1, "The Cats of Mirikitani", $1 donation. •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 Center for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173: some 40+ activities a month, Sun., hot lunch & bingo, Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, weekly caregivers' support group: Jul. 31, nutrition workshops; Aug. 7, trip to Yonkers Raceway, $20; Aug. 14, English/Spanish nutrition workshops; Aug. 15, 18, Elderplan "Avoiding Slips and Falls" workshop; Aug. 21, trip to Sunken Meadow State Park, $8.