Gazette Calendar Of Events
Sep. 12, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic Association/Port Authority of NY & NJ, annual "9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony"; McManus Memorial park, 81st Street/Grand Central Service Road, Astoria Heights. Community Meetings Boards Sep. 2, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; St. John's Queens Hospital, Cafeteria, 90- 02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.760.3141.
Sep. 8, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.
Sep. 10, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Community Education Councils Aug. 28, District 26, 8 p.m., sharp, M.S. 67, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.631.6927.
Sep. 18, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 92, 99-01 34th Ave., Corona; 718.391-8380. Councils Sep. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Jan. 27, 2009, Feb. 24, Mar. 4, Apr. 28, May 26, Jun. 23, 7 p.m., 114th Police Precinct; Riccardo's 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.721.7777. Others 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. 28, Back-to-School Storytime; Sep. 1-30, Breaking Dawn Writing & Art Contest; Sep. 11, Open Mic Poetry; Sep. 14, Back To School Craft; Sep. 17, Book Fair Open House; Sep. 18, Poetry Writing Essentials; Sep. 25, Twilight Series Recap; 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
Sep. 7, Lecture "Who Will Write Our History"; Sep. 23, Exhibition Opening: From Star of Shame to Star of Courage…; program information 718.631.6396, 718.281.5770 or www.louisarmstronghouse.org. Queens Museum of Art 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. Others 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.
Aug. 30, Bella Italia Mia, "Italian American Heroes of WWII", $7 n.m.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village;718.426.1240.
Aug. 30, Jamaica Market Harvest Room, 4th Annual Book Fair, 90- 40 160th St.; 718.591.4525.
Sep. 3, Queens College Choral Society Auditions, Fall Presentation Of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; 718.997.3818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep. 6, Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival, reception to follow at Murphy's Bar, at 49th Street/Skillman Avenue, donations accepted; Sunnyside Gardens Park, 49th Street/39th Avenue.
Sep. 6, Flushing Town Hall, Queens Jazz Trail Tour; 718.463.7700, x 222 or www.FlushingTownHall.org. Sep. 7-Mar. 1, 2009, Socrates Sculpture Park: EAF08: 2008 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition; Sep. 11, The Bohemians; Sep. 13, Sub-Prime Sublime; Sep. 23, Benefit Concert, tickets $150- $10,000, rain/shine, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718.956.1819.
Sep. 13-Oct. 5, Repetti, "What It Is", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.786.8007. To Sep. 15, P.S. 1, Arctic Hysteria: New Art from Finland, to Sep. 24, That Was Then…This Is Now; to Sep. 29, P.F. 1, LIC. •Fridays, journal-scrapbook-assemblage workshop, AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. •Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Sep. 1, 30th Avenue Business Association, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets, 1 day, 13 blocks.
Sep. 9, Oct. 14, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce/Sunnyside/Woodside Lion's Club, 12th Anniversary Dinner, $45 p.p., extremely limited seating; Dazies Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd.; 718.784.8437.
Sep. 18-21, Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America (St. Markella), 26th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak trestles.
Sep. 28, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals Association, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets, 1 day, 17 blocks. Health Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Sep. 4, Put Your Foot Down & Walk…800-Your-MDS; Sep. 9, Yoga For The Fabulous 50s…800-Your-MDS; Sep. 11, Men's Health Below The Belt 800-Your-MDS; Sep. 18, Community Health Information Fair 800-Your-MDS; Sep. 24, Breast Cancer Screening/Education 718.274.0365; Sep. 25, How Your Thyroid Impacts Your Health 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. Historicals
Aug. 31, Queens Historical Society "A Walk Through Queens" summer film screening; Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 17. Items of Community Interest
Sep. 2, 3, Federation of Italian American Organization of Queens, Inc., Italian language classes, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718.204.2444.
Sep. 7, NYC Department of Sanitation, Fall 2008 Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation; Forest Park, Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot, Forest Park Drive/Woodhaven Boulevard; www.nyc.gov/wasteless/electronics.
Sep. 8, LaGuardia C.C., Computer Literacy for Displaced Homemakers, free, Center III Building, 29-10 Thomson Ave., LIC.
Sep. 9, 10, 11, 13, Italian Charities of America, Italian language classes, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Sep. 10, 17, RSVP Community Service Society, mentoring orientation sessions, program information 212.614.5555 or 212.614.5557.
Sep. 13, American Family Community Services, Inc., XI Educational Domestic Violence Workshop, free, 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. •Ongoing, Forty Plus of New York orientation/tour, 470 Seventh Ave., Manhattan; 212.947.4230. 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. 28, Middlesex; Sep. 6, Percussia Performs "Inspired by Gamelan" Concert; Sep. 7, The Latin Jazz Coalition; Oct. 5, Klezermerfest!; Nov. 2, Middle Eastern Music & Dance; Dec. 7, Dominican Folk and Modern Merengue; program information 718.990.0700. Parks & Recreation
Alley Pond Environmental Center 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 Sep. 13, Kitcherie; Sep. 21, Neil Scott Johnson Band. 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 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 many things to do, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Queens County Farm Museum Sep. 7, 28th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show, $5 p.p., 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347-FARM (3276). Queens Zoo ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Others Aug. 26, Gantry State Park: Live at the Gantries, 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. Reunions
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.
Oct. 18, William Cullen Bryant H.S., Class of 1958; for details and information, call the Bryant Alumni Office; 718.721.5404. School Events & News •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. Seniors Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 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, intermediate French, Italian & Spanish; Mon., watercoloring; Tues., acting workshop, Belle Players; Tues./Fri, movie matinees, $1; Thurs., oil painting, walking club; Fri., choral group; Sep. 15, Keeping Up With Today's Events. •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.