2008-09-24 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary


Columbus Day
Oct. 11, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens,
Inc., 29th Annual Queens Columbus Day Parade; Kaufman Studios,
34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718.204.2444.
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. 30, 7 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community
Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor, Sunnyside.
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.
Community Education Councils
Sep. 25, 7 p.m., sharp, District 26; M.S. 67, Room B44A, 51-60
Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.631.6927.
Others
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. 1, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church
of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.
Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee,
Central Library, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.,
Jamaica; 718.990.0700
Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m., Queensborough Community College, Budget
Committee & Student Activities Association to follow,
Administration Building, Room A502D, 222-05 56th Ave.,
Bayside; 718.631.6351.
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
Barnard College
Sep. 25, The Art of Language: Serge Gavronsky & Sean Singer;
Oct. 7, Jill Bialosky, Joanna Klink, Victoria Redel; Oct. 14, Mary
Gordon & Sigrid Nunez; Oct. 2, Women for Afghan Women; Oct.
8-10, 17-19, Jody Sperling's "Ballet of Light"; Oct. 15, Postcards
From Tora Bora, Barnard Innovators, 3009 Broadway, Manhattan;
212.854-2037.
Barnes & Noble
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
Oct. 3, 2008 Hispanic Heritage Festival, 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/.
Queens College
Oct. 7, Chamber Music Live Concert Series: David Jolley, French
Horn; Oct. 21, Siri Howard, Soprano and Max Roll, Baritone; Oct.
28, Trio Cavatina; Nov. 4, Cuarteto Espla; Nov. 11, Mendelssohn
String Quartet; Nov. 18, Los Angeles Piano Quartet; Dec. 2, Jennifer
Koh, Violin and Benjamin Hochman, Piano; Dec 9, Charles
Neidich, Clarinet, $90, series subscripton only, LeFrak Concert
Hall; Oct. 15-Dec. 6, "Meditation in Contemporary Chinese
Landscape, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Kissena Boulevard,
Flushing; 718.997.3800.
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Oct. 12, Joel Grey in concert, "The Lost Wooden Synagogues of
Eastern Europe" film; Oct. 19, The Flying Karamazov Brothers;
Oct. 26, Moments to Remember, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program
information 718.631.6311.
Queens Museum of Art
Sep. 28-Nov. 30, Panorama: The Mapping of Prediction,
Architectural Drawings of Stephen Talasnik; Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov.
6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Looking at the Purposes of Art Lectures;
Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 12, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, "Behind the Mask"
Film Series; 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. 3-5, 10-12, 15-19,
Daddy's Coming; Oct. 4, The Bacon Brothers; Oct. 5, Manuel Donyare:
El Diamante Negro; Oct. 11-12, Hong Kong Panorama; Oct. 18-19,
Tango Connection; Oct. 22-26, The Irish…And How They Got That
Way; Oct. 24, Italian American Cultural & Heritage Weekend:
Comedian Chris Monty; Oct. 25, Vocalist Giada Valenti; Flushing
Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064.
Others
To Sep. 29, P.S. 1., P.F. 1, Oct. 19+, Opening Day Celebration:
NeoHooDoo: Art For a Forgotten Faith, 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.
Oct. 10, Astoria Music Society/Astoria Symphony Sixth Concert
Season: Mix/Remix; Oct. 11, Transformaciónes, $20/$15; LaGuardia
Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.204.9034.
Oct. 11, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Halloween
dance, San Antones, $12; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle
Ave.; 718.763.4328.
Oct. 12, Dino Rosi "From Italy With Love"; Atria-Kew Gardens, 117-
01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens.
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. 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. 4, Helping Hands soul food dinner to help disabled New Yorkers,
for information call 718.728.0868.
Oct. 5, National MS Society, NYC Chapter, MS Great-8 24th Annual

Bike MS NYC Traffic Free; www.msgreat8.org.
Oct. 11, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served,
83-20 Queen Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Oct. 11, The McClancy September 11th Scholarship Fund, Memorial
Concert VI, dinner, show, 50/50 raffle, $30 p.p., Gymnasium/Cabaret,
72-02 31st Ave., East Elmhurst; 718.397.9343.
Oct. 16, Queens Chamber of Commerce, 9th Annual Frank J. Tempone
Golf Outing, $350 golf single, $175-$2,500 sponsors wanted; North
Hills Country Club; 718.898.8500.
Oct. 18, Jack Kohler Campership Association, Kohler-Kon IV
Collectibles Show, fundraiser, donations welcome; Bantry Bay
Pub/Cork Hall, 33-01 Greenpoint Ave., LIC, vendors wanted;
718.937.2958.
Oct. 19, Greater Woodhaven Development Corp., 28th Annual
Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival, 80th Street to Woodhaven
Boulevard, entertainment & more; 718.805.0202.
Health
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
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.
To Sep. 28, LIC YMCA, "America On The Move", fitness assessments,
group walks, nutrition information & more, 31-23 Queens
Blvd.; 718.392.7932.
Oct. 2, United Community Civic Association, "Health and Hospital
Concerns"; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd.,
Astoria Heights.
Ongoing, The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York,
health coverage Web site, 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.
•Wed., Queens Hospital Center, Medicine, OB/GYN, Cardiology;
Fri., Pediatrics, Psychiatry; 82-68 164th St., Jamaica; 718.334.5296.
Historicals
Sep. 25, Bayside Historical Society, Author/Booksigning Bayside, $3
donation, The Castle, Fort Totten Park; Oct. 4, Lawrence Cemetery
volunteer cleanup 718.352.1548.
Oct. 12, Queens Historical Society, Author's Lecture Series: Broad
Channel, An Island Paradise…", Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th
Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 14.
Items of Community Interest
Sep. 27, LaGuardia C.C., Baby Fingers- Mommy & Me Sign
Language, call 718.4482.5324; Oct. 2, 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.
Sep. 27, Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network, graffiti removal,
volunteers needed; 646.298.8669.
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. 1, LaGuardia C.C., American Sign Language, free, 29-10
Thomson Ave., Room C708, LIC; 866.553.3609.
Oct. 3, Queens Interagency Council On Aging, 26th Annual
Legislative Forum; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew
Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.268.5954.
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. 27, Doing Business with France, Classical
Concert: On The Cutting Edge Musical Saw &
Piano; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Poetry:
From the Page to the Stage, various libraries; Oct.
2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 17-20, 23, Storytelling Month,
various libraries; to Oct. 3, exhibition, Alexander
Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America;
Oct. 5, Klezmerfest!; to Oct. 20, "Elder law,
Estate Planning, Trusts & Asset Protection; Nov.
2, Middle Eastern Music & Dance;
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; for program information,
718.229.4000: Sep. 27, National Estuaries
Day Festival; Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13,
Watercolor Workshops.
Forest Park
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 lots 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;
Queens County Farm Museum
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
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.
Oct. 8, 15, Renaissance Charter School, open house,
35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 718.803.0060, x.
106.
•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.
Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older
Adults, 212.402.1127.
Peter J. DellaMonica Senior Center, 23-56
BVroadway, Astoria; 718.626.1500: Oct. 16,
Health Fair/Screening, door prizes, raffles.
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., creative writing,
watercoloring; Tues., acting workshop, Belle
Players, chess; Tues./Fri, movie matinees, $1;
Thurs., oil painting, walking club; Fri., choral group;
Sep. 25, "View From The Top"; Sep. 30, "Borat".
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.

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