2008-09-17 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary


Community Meetings
Associations
Oct. 9 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-
37 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.
Boards
Oct. 7, 7:45 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-
02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.263.9250.
Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union
Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.
Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m., Board 1, District Service Cabinet; Kaufman
Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718.786.3335.
Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.,
Astoria; 718.786.3335.
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.
Sep. 30, 7 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community
Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor, Sunnyside.
Community Education Councils
Sep. 18, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 92, 99-01 34th Ave., Corona;
718.391-8380.
Others
Sep. 18, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, live
Webcast; Sep. 19, 3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m., Queens Borough President
Office, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens;
www.NYMTC.org.
Sep. 22, 6 p.m., Hearing Loss Association of Queens at Lexington,
30th Avenue, Jackson Heights; 718.264.3017 or 718.350.3170.
Sep. 23, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.;
Monignor Chichester Center, St. Thomas Apostle, Parish House, 87-
04 88th Ave., Woodhaven.
Sep. 24, Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Soc., Inc.; Emanuel
United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue/Woodhaven Boulevard;
718.846.1907.
Sep. 24, 8 p.m., Mothers of Twins Club- Queens Chapter; Flushing
Hospital, 45-00 Parsons Blvd.; 516.695.1058 or
www.moteqeens.org.
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.
Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee,

Central Library, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.,
Jamaica; 718.990.0700
Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Queens Borough Hall
, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Borough President's Conference Room,
Second Floor, Kew Gardens; 718.285.3000.
Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, Queens Borough Hall
, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Borough President's Conference Room,
Second Floor, Kew Gardens; 718.285.3000.
1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-
61 87th St., East Elmhurst.
Arts & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble
Sep. 18, Poetry Writing Essentials; Sep. 25, Twilight Series Recap;
to Sep. 30, Breaking Dawn Writing & Art Contest; Oct. 2, Shop for
Public Schools Storytime; Oct. 5, Booksigning/Discussion; The
Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency; Oct. 9, Open Mic
Poetry; Oct. 15, Educator Open House, PreK-Grade 12; Oct. 16,
Beauty of Autumn Storytime, Poetry Writing Essentials; Oct. 26,
Halloween Festival; Oct. 28, Booksigning/Discussion Pet Prayers
and Blessings: Ceremonies & Celebrations to Share with the
Animals You Love; Oct. 30, Halloween Storytime Tues./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
Sep. 20, 2008 Hispanic Heritage Festival, Papo Vazquez Pirates
Troubadours; Oct. 3, Steve Kroon's Latin Jazz Sextet; Oct. 4,
Aurora y Zon Del Barrio; Oct. 25, The John Benitez Latin Jazz
Explosion; Nov. 2, Cuartetango String Quartet. Prices vary, for
information go to www.flushingtownhall.org or call 718.463.7700,
x 222.
Museum of the Moving Image
Oct. 3, Operation Filmmaker: Volver; Nov. 21, Offside; Dec. 19, 4
Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (all screenings are at LaGuardia C.C.
Performing Arts Center, Little Theater); ongoing, "Behind the
Screen", 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718. 784.0077 or
www.movingimage.us/.
Queensborough Community College
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
Sep. 28-Nov. 30, Panorama: The Mapping of Prediction architectural
drawings of Stephen Talasnik; 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.
Queens Theatre In The Park
Sep. 27, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company; Oct. 18, 29, Tango
Connection; Dec. 5-14, The Men of Mahjong; Dec. 20, 21, Paul
Taylor Dance Company, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets
vary order by phone, 718.760.0064.
Others
Sep. 18, Jackson Heights Film & Food Festival, "Basket Boy; Sep.
19, International Award-Winning Short Films; Sep. 20, "Be Quiet",
"Sangre De Mi Sangre"; Sep. 21, Kids Film Festival; Eagle Theatre,
73-07 37th Rd, food prices $1-$3, films $5-$10, film pass $20.
Sep. 20, Queens College Kupferberg Center, Jackie Mason: "The
Ultimate Jew", $45/$43/$40, program information 718.793.8080.
Sep. 20, 21, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, MAD About
Dance, tickets $15/$10; Little Theatre at 47th Avenue, LIC;
718.482.5151.
Sep. 21, Noguchi Museum, Summer Music Series: Shakuhachi &
Koto, free with museum admission, Vernon Boulevard., LIC;
718.04.7088.
Sep. 20, Channel 13/WNET/Saturday Night Film Series REEL 13,
premiere "Saving Face", filmed in Flushing.
Sep. 21, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Neil
Scott Johnson Band & NYMCMCA Band of the Year 2007 Award
Presentation@ Forest Park; 718.763.4328.
Sep. 23, Central Queens YM & YWHA, Russian author lecture,
What Happened to Anna K, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills,
718.268.5011.
To Sep. 24, P.S. 1., That Was Then…This Is Now; to Sep. 29, P.F.
1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org.
Sep. 29-Dec.15, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Bilingual Theatre For
Youth Workshop; Oct. 3-Nov. 9, Premiere, Don Juan Through The
Centuries, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
Oct. 3, 4, 10-12, Theatre Time Productions, "Our Town", opening
night $12; First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149th St.,
Whitestone; 718.391.8697.
Oct. 4, 5, Flux Factory/openhousenewyork, Living Room, free 20-
person shuttle leaves from the Center for Architecture; RSVP, fluxfactory.
org.
To Oct. 5, Repetti, "What It Is", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.786.8007.

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
Sep. 18-21, Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist
Church of America (St. Markella), 26th Street
from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak trestles.
Sep. 20, Bobbi & The Strays, building fundraiser
kickoff, $10 donation at the door; Four Green
Fields Bar & Restaurant, 70-45 67th Pl., Glendale;
917.559.3862.
Sep. 20, New York Irish Center, community clothing
and food drive to benefit foster children, 10-40
Jackson Ave, Sunnyside; 718.482.0909 or
www.hourchildren.org.
Sep. 20, The New Hope 5K Run/Walk for Healthy
Communities, "Care for the Homeless" fundraiser
and cookout, $20 entry fee; Roy Wilkins Park,
167-24 118th Ave., Jamaica;
www.newhope5K.com.
Sep. 21, Astoria Restoration Association, 29th
Annual Astoria Alive Street Festival, Ditmars
Boulevard/21st Avenue, raindate Sep. 28, vendors
wanted; 718.726.0034.
Sep. 23, Socrates Sculpture Park, Benefit Concert,
tickets $150-$10,000, rain/shine, free shuttle from
MoMA, free parking, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC;
718.956.1819.
Sep. 27, Bella Italia Mia, award ceremony, $7
n.m.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan

Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.
Sep. 28, Broadway Astoria Merchants &
Professionals Association, Broadway between
Crescent and 47th Streets, 1 day, 17 blocks.
Sep. 29, Sunnyside/Woodside Lion's Club, 12th
Anniversary Dinner & Honorarium, $45 p.p.;
Dazies Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd.,
Sunnyside; 718.784.8437.
Oct. 5, National MS Society, NYC Chapter, MS
Great-8 24th Annual Bike MS NYC Traffic Free;
www.msgreat8.org.
Oct. 4, Helping Hands soul food dinner to help
disabled New Yorkers, for information call
718.728.0868.
Health
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
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.
Sep. 26, St. John's Queens Hospital, open house,
program information 718.558.1198.
•Wed., Queens Hospital Center, Medicine,
OB/GYN, Cardiology; Fri., Pediatrics,
Psychiatry; 82-68 164th St., Jamaica;
718.334.5296.
Sep. 17, NAMI, "Setting Limits For Our Loved
Ones and Ourselves"; Sloman Auditorium of
Zucker Hillside Hospital, 76th Avenue/266th
Street, Glen Oaks; 718.347.7284 or 516.326.0797.
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
Sep. 20, 21, Historic Districts Council, Historic
House Festival: Hands-on History: Archaeology
at the Manor, The Past Is All Around Us:
Archaeology & History at King Manor;
718.206.0545; The Flushing Freedom Mile—A
Journey Revisited, Kingsland Homestead;
718.939.0647; Sep. 20, Open House at the Lewis
H. Latimer House Museum, Sep. 21, Latimer
Monthly Poetry Series; 718.961.8585.
Sep. 25, Bayside Historical Society,
Author/Booksigning Bayside, $3 donation, The
Castle, Fort Totten Park; Oct. 4, Lawrence
Cemetery volunteer cleanup 718.352.1548.
Items of Community Interest
Sep. 18, American Family Community Services,
Learn Financial Literacy, free, students wanted,
37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718.639.8370.
Sep. 19, Vietnam Veterans of America, Queens
Chapter 32, POW/MIA Recognition Day;
Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th Street/Grand
Avenue; 718.897.8387.
Sep. 20, Assemblymember Ann-Margaret
Carrozza/CUNY School of Law, retirement/senior
planning forum, free; Queens College, Student
Union Ballroom 4th Floor, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.,
Flushing; 718.357.3588.

Sep. 20, New York State Unified Court System,
Mortgage Foreclosures, informational open
house; Queens County Criminal Court Building,
125-01 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens;
646.386.4715.
Sep. 20, NHS Home Maintenance Training
Classes, Keep & Save Your Home, 60-20
Woodside Ave., 2nd Floor; 718.457.1017.
Sep. 21, 23 United States Coast Guard Auxiliary,
America's Boating Course; Fort Totten, Bayside;
718.352.3764.
Sep. 23, LaGuardia C.C., Fall Entrepreneurship
Workshop Series: Marketing for Continual
Growth; Artisan Baking Center. 36-46 37th St.,
LIC; 718.482.7244; Sep. 27, Baby
Fingers- Mommy & Me Sign Language;
718.482.5324.
Sep. 23, Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.,
MetroCard Van, Forest Parkway/Jamaica Avenue;
212.638.7622 or 718.805.0202.
Sep. 23, Concerned Residents of Jamaica Estates,
community forum; P.S. 131, 170-45 84th Ave.,
Jamaica.
Sep. 27, Sunnyside United Neighborhood
Network, graffiti removal, volunteers needed;
646.298.8669.
Sep. 24, QB President Helen Marshall, Business
Resource Day, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55
Queens Blvd., Room 213, Kew Gardens;
718.286.2655.
Sep. 27, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Identity Theft
Awareness Days, Hollis Branch, 718.776.9100.
Sep. 29, CM Helen Sears/MTA, MetroCard Van;

Elmhurst & Jackson Heights Library Branches;
718.243.4999.
Oct. 2, LaGuardia C.C. Small Business
Development Center, Fall Entrepreneurship
Workshop Series, Developing Your Product: Price
and Presentation; Oct. 7, Critical Decisions: Legal
Structures & Tax Issues for Small Businesses;
Oct. 14, Risk Management Basics: Insurance &
Product Liability; Oct. 21, From Home to
Commercial Space; Oct. 28, Human Resources:
Hiring & Managing Employees; Artisan Baking
Center, 36-46 37th St., LIC; 718.482.7244.
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.
•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.
•Fall, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Skillman Avenue
between 42nd/43rd Streets. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every
Saturday until late autumn.
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:
Sep. 20, Manchu Language & Culture; Sep. 22-
Oct. 20, "Elder law, Estate Planning, Trusts &
Asset Protection; Sep. 27, Doing Business with
France, Classical Concert: On The Cutting Edge
Musical Saw & Piano; to Oct. 3, exhibition,

Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made
Modern America; Oct. 5, Klezmerfest!; Nov. 2,
Middle Eastern Music & Dance; Dec. 7,
Dominican Folk & Modern Merengue; for program
information, call 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; Sep. 20, Bird Walk At Jones
Beach, Leapin' Lizards; Sep. 27, National
Estuaries Day Festival; Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6,
13, Watercolor Workshops.
Forest Park
Sep. 19, "Wildman" Steve Brill, Hunt for Wild
Foods; Woodhaven Library & Forest Park; Sep.
20, Fall 2008 Electronics Recycling & Clothing
Donation; Sep. 21, Neil Scott Johnson Band; Oct.
5, "Wildman" Steve Brill, Hunt for Shaggy Mane
Mushrooms. Most events will take place at the
George Seuffert Bandshell. Call 718.235.4100 for
program information.
Hall of Science
There's los of hands-on science going on here, all
year 'round. 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; Oct. 4, Natural Lawn

Care; Oct. 16, Dec. 3, Teacher's Workshop:
Composting in the Classroom; Oct. 26, Spooky
Pumpkin Patch & Treats; Nov. 15, Hummus to
Humus: Food Harvesting & Composting; Dec.
20, Winter Solstice Composting; 718.539.5296.
Queens County Farm Museum
Sep. 20, 21, 26th Annual Queens County Fair, $6
adults, $3 kids 12 and under; Oct. 4-26, Pick-
Your-Own Pumpkin; Oct. 5, Annual Apple
Festival; to Oct. 26,The Amazing Maize Maze®,
$8 adults, $4 ages 4 to 11, free parking. It's a good
time to vision the farm, 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
Sep. 20, American Littoral Society, "Be A
'Garbologist' For A Day" Coastal Cleanup;
Rockaway Beach Coastal Cleanup, 800.449.0790
or go to www.alsnyc.org.
Sep. 20, 21, Juniper Valley Park, 2008 Citywide
Bocce Tournament, semi-finals, pre-registration
required, no on-site registration; 212.360.1319.
Sep. 21, Urban Rangers, Gems Of Queens Series:
Explore Dubos Point Park, free, Beach 65th
Street/Bayfield Avenue.
Oct. 4, Astoria/Long Island City Catalyst Project
of Partnerships for Parks/ Raccoon, Inc., community
fair, food, dance, music, games, free; Astoria
Park, East River/26th Avenue; 718.784.9121.
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. 4, Mater Christi H.S. Class of '68, '73, and '78
;St. John's Prep; 718.721.7200, x. 686, catherinecapovilla@
yahoo.com or
Maria.C.Diaz@guycarp.com.
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
Sep. 27, Kew-Forest Founders' Day Carnival,
119-17 Union Tpke., Forest Hills;
www.kewforest.org.
Oct. 4, Monsignor McClancy Memorial H.S.
open house, 71-06 31st Avenue, East Elmhurst,
718.898.3800, x 11.
Oct. 4, Mater Christi Alumni Reunion, Classes of
'68, '73, '78; St. John's Prep; 718.721.7200, x.
686 or mcalumni@stjohnsprepschool.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.

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