2008-08-06 / 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. Community Education Councils Aug. 12, 8 p.m., District 30; DOE/Integrated Service Center, 5th Floor, 28-11 Queens Plaza North; Sep. 18, 8 p.m., P.S. 92, 99-01 34th Ave., Corona; 718.391-8380. Others Aug. 8, AARP, Community Roundtable on Rx 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 & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble 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. 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 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 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 in the Hills: The Boilermaker Jazz Band; Aug. 14, "New York's Finest" Jazz Ensemble; Aug. 21, The Brawner 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.

Aug. 10, Queens Symphony Orchestra Concerts On The Green- Summer Parks Series, Stars of Tomorrow, Forest Park Bandshell; www.queenssymphony.org.

Aug. 14, Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association, Schiller Quartet Twilight Concert; KGH Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place, KGH.

Aug. 16, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Citified Country Girls/NYMCMA Jamboree, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.763.4328. 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. 10, Steinway Street BID, between 28th and 34th Avenues, 1 day, 4 blocks.


Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens 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. Aug. 12, Community Healthcare Network's Queens Health Center's Summer Health Fair, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica; 718.657.7088. •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. 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. 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. 9, NYC Council, NYCyber Safety Summit 2007, City Hall, Manhattan; RSVP or information, call 212.788.6871.

Aug. 10, New York Hospital Queens, community blood drive, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.428.5050.

Aug. 13, LaGuardia Community College Workforce1 Career Center, free, daylong workshop for job seekers, early registration has begun; 718.602.2130.

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, 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: Aug. 9, , Metamorphosis, Atonement, Contemporary French Culture; Aug. 11, Queens Library Digital Bookmobile; Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike/196th Place;.Aug. 16, Benefits of Meditation; Aug. 18, Music of Italy; Aug. 20, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan; Aug. 28, Middlesex.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center Aug. 7, 14, 21, Watercolor Workshops; Aug. 9, Mad Scientist Microscopic Studies; Aug. 10, Tree-mendous Hike. 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 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 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. 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 Aug. 7, City Parks Foundation, Performing Arts Festival, The Chi-Lites, Springfield Park; Aug. 14, Main Ingredient with Cuba Gooding Sr., Springfield Park, Queens; Aug. 12-21, summer tennis, golf, track & field at the following parks; Alley Pond Tennis Center, Astoria, Baisley, Brookville, Cunningham. Det. Keith Williams, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, Flushing Memorial Field, Forest, Juniper Valley, Kissena, Mario Fajardo;call 311 for program information.

Aug. 9, Friends of Oakland Lake and Ravine, Inc., Summer Clean-up &Youth Stewardship Program, 223rd Street/46th Avenue, Bayside; 917-922-8796

Aug. 12, The Workmen's Circle, Yiddishfest 2008 Summer Concert Series, Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 212-889-6800 or www.circle.org. 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.

Aug. 13, Ozone Park Summer Festival, Vito Locascio Field, North Conduit/14th Avenue; 311. Aug. 19, Gantry State Park: Live at the Gantries, Zikrayat, Arabic music/belly dancers; Aug. 26, Noirceur and Uzuhi, Japanese punk music; Citylights Building 49th/50th Avenues & East River, LIC.

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

Aug. 16, Institute of Community Living, 3rd Annual Back-2-School Backpack Giveaway & HealthFair, K-8th grade, ICL Milestone Residence, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Building 4W, Queens Village; 718.468.4700, x 8114.

•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; Aug. 19, Terpsichoreans of Queens, birthday party to follow.

•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./Fri, movie matinees, $1; Thurs., oil painting, walking club; Fri., choral group; Aug. 8, The Illusionist; Aug. 12, The Closet; Aug. 15, Because I Said So; Aug. 22, Tsotsi; Aug. 26, The Five People You Meet In Heaven. •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.

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