2008-10-01 / 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.
Oct. 11, 7 p.m., New York Metropolitan Country Music Association,
Halloween dance, San Antones, $12; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-
02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.
Oct. 11, noon-6 p.m., Sunnyside Gardens, Second Annual Pumpkin
Patch and Oktoberfest, raindate Oct. 12, 48-21 39th Ave.; 718.672.1555.
Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, Spooky Pumpkin
Patch & Treats, Main Street, Flushing; 718.539.5296.
Oct. 31, 4-8 p.m., United Community Civic Association Children's
Halloween Costume Party, everyone must be in costume; Central
Restaurant Lounge, 20-30 Steinway St.; 917.742.6975.
Community Meetings
Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Astoria Civic; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria;
Oct. 9 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-
37 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.
Oct. 9, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic; St. Teresa Parish Center,
Rectory Basement; 718.392.0416.
Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., North Queens Homeowners Civic; Lexington
School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue, Flushing.
Oct. 2, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services,
43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718.533.8773.
Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona;
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.
Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., Maspeth Republican Club; Kowalinski Post, 61-
57 Maspeth Ave.
Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club;
Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates; 718.591.8446.
Community Councils
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.
Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee; Oct.
23, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees, Central Library,
Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica;
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.
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
Barnard College
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;
Barnes & Noble
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
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
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
Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18,
Looking at the Purposes of Art Lectures; to Oct.
12, Corona Plaza: Center of Everywhere v.2 Oct.
20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 12, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22,
"Behind the Mask" Film Series; to Nov. 2, Jane
South: Deceptive Volume; to Nov. 30, Stephen
Talasnik's Panorama: The Mapping of Prediction;
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
Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 15-19, Daddy's Coming; Oct. 4, The
Bacon Brothers; Oct. 5, Manuel Donyare: El
Diamante Negro; Oct. 6-16, Stephen Rea revisited;
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,
Oct. 3-Nov. 9, Thalia, Premiere, Don Juan Through
The Centuries; to Dec.15, Bilingual Theatre For
Youth Workshop, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside;
Oct. 3, 4, 10-12, Theatre Time Productions, "Our
Town", opening night $12; First Presbyterian Church
of Whitestone, 15-43 149th St., Whitestone;
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;
Oct. 9, Purelit Performance Words, artists showcase;
The Diving Bell, 46th Street/Queens Boulevard.
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;
Oct. 12, Dino Rosi "From Italy With Love"; Atria-
Kew Gardens, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens.
Oct. 12, Noguchi Museum Second Sundays,
(Re)Generation: Three Artists, Three Cities, Vernon
Boulevard, LIC; 718-204-7088.
Oct. 16-19, 22-26, 25, 29, Nov. 1, Secret Theatre &
Queens Players, Theatre of Fear, $15, 44-02 23rd St.,
LIC; 718.392.0304.
Oct. 18, AQA Gallery, "Continuum", exhibition of
local artists; Fridays, journal-scrapbook-assemblage
workshop, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.
To Oct. 19, P.S.1, NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten
Faith; Oct. 19-Feb. 9, 2009, Gino De Dominicis; to
Jan. 19, Bartana, Slotawa; to Jan. 26, Børre Sæthre,
International and National Projects; to April, Leandro
Erlich, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC;
www.ps1.org , www.wps1.org, www.moma.org.
Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden,

"Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria;
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners,
Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Oct. 3, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island legislative
reception, donations are appreciated, 267-07
76th Ave., New Hyde Park; 718.343.5683, x. 138.
Oct. 4, Helping Hands soul food dinner to help disabled
New Yorkers, for information call
Oct. 5, National MS Society, NYC Chapter, MS
Great-8 24th Annual Bike MS NYC Traffic Free;
Oct. 6, Queens Library Foundation Dinner, $350 p.p.;
Water's Edge, East River/44th Drive, LIC;
Oct. 11, Italian Charities of America, flea market,
refreshments served, 83-20 Queen Blvd., Elmhurst;
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. 15, 114th Civilian Observation Patrol annual
buffet dinner, dance, awards night, RSVP ASAP;
Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave; 718.728.8763.
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;
Oct. 19, Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.,
28th Annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival,
80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard, entertainment
& more; 718.805.0202.
Oct. 20-26, CancerCare for Kids Cupcakes for a
Cause Week; La Guli Pastry Shop and participating
bakeries; www.cupcakesforacause.org.
Oct. 2, United Community Civic Association,
"Health and Hospital Concerns"; Augustana
Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
Oct. 4, 5, Borough Bike Club, East Island Ride;
Oct. 11, Traffic Haters Ride; Oct. 19, Oy, Oy,
Oyster! Ride; for information, call 917.703.0638.
Oct. 12, Tree of Life Yoga & Wellness Center,
holistic health lecture, Forest Hills; 516.671.4030.
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
Oct. 9-December, Complimentary Mammogram
Screening, 718.274.0644; Oct. 21, Breast Health:
A Medical & Surgical Update, 800-Your-MDS,
Nov. 6, Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Eyes, 800-
Your-MDS; Tuesday, Yoga For The Fab 50's &
Beyond, 800-Your-MDS; Wednesday, Breast
Cancer Screening & Education;, 718.274. 0365;
Thursday, Flu Vaccine Update, Get Moving On
The Road To Improved Health, Eating Right For
Weight Management, Great American Smoke Out!
Smoking Cessation Information, 800-Your-MDS.
Programs at various locations, call for information.
Ongoing, The Public Policy and Education Fund
of New York, health coverage Web site, go to
Ongoing, Jackson Heights Al-Anon; St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor;
Ongoing, SMART Recovery; Long Island
Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park;

•Wed., Queens Hospital Center, Medicine,
OB/GYN, Cardiology; Fri., Pediatrics, Psychiatry;
82-68 164th St., Jamaica; 718.334.5296.
Oct. 4, Lawrence Cemetery volunteer cleanup
Oct. 4, 5, Bayside Historical Society Annual Open
House celebrating Castellated Gothic Revival
architecture; 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
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.
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.
Oct. 8, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary,
Boating Skills & Seamanship Course; Weber
Middle School, Port Washington Boulevard, Room
205, Port Washington, Long Island; 718.352.3764
or e-mail 12-01@verizon.net.
Oct. 14, 18, 27, Family Focus Adoption Services,
54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little Neck;
Oct. 19, Friends of the Woodhaven Library membership
drive at Woodhaven Street Festival;
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:
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. 4, Japanese Calligraphy, Doing Business
with Zambia;Oct. 5, Klezmerfest! Oct. 11, 12,
Italian Cultural Festival; Oct. 15, Chinese
Poetry…; Oct. 18, The Beijing Olympics; Oct.
19, Jews of Italy…; to Oct. 20, "Elder law, Estate
Planning, Trusts & Asset Protection; Oct. 26,
"The Fire Within…"; Nov. 2, Music & Dance of
South India; Dec. 7, Dominican Folk & Modern
Merengue; for program information, call
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: 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,
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, Herb Garden Program; Oct. 4, 5, Garden
Tour; Oct. 16, Dec. 3, Teacher's Wormshop:
Composting in the Classroom; Oct. 18, Gardening
& Herb Garden Programs, Nov. 1, Garden Tour,;
Nov. 8, Herb Garden Program; Nov. 15, Hummus
to Humus: Food Harvesting & Composting; Nov.
20, 1st Annual Members Only Holiday Preview
Sale; Nov. 22, The Earth Knows My Name…;
Dec. Dec. 20, Winter Solstice Composting;
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
Queens Zoo
Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51
111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park;
718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com.
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.
Oct. 4, Urban Park Rangers, Fort Totten, "Be A
History Detective", Ordnance & Lee Roads; 311
To Oct. 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
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
Oct. 5, 30, Martin Luther H.S., fall open house, 60-02
Maspeth Ave.; 718.894.4000.
Oct. 8, 15, Renaissance Charter School, open house,
35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 718.803.0060, x.

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