2008-10-15 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park,
Halloween Harvest Festival with Red Door Theatre
Performance, rain or shine, 21-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC;
Oct. 18, noon-4 p.m., King Manor Museum, An
Afternoon of Ghouls, King Park, Jamaica Avenue at
153rd Street, Jamaica; 718.206.0545,
Oct. 25, 26, 31, 4-7 p.m., Halloween Haunted House
for children 4-12 and adults, $4 p.p., Hayrides, $2 p.p.;
Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Children's Fall Festival;
through Oct. 26 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Amazing Maize
Maze, Children 3 and under free, children 4-11, $4,
adults $8, Queens County Farm Museum, 75-30 Little
Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.3276, ext. 304.
Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, Spooky
Pumpkin Patch & Treats, Main Street, Flushing;
Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Queens Historical Society, Flushing
Cemetery Tour, $15 n.m., 163-06 46th Ave;
718.939.0647, x. 14.
Oct. 31, 4-8 p.m., United Community Civic
Association Children's Halloween Costume Party,
everyone must be in costume, everything free; Central
Restaurant Lounge, 20-30 Steinway St.; 917.742.6975.
Community Meetings
Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Astoria Homeowners, Tenants &
Business Civic; St. Francis of Assisi, School Basement,
21-17 45th St., Astoria.
Oct. 16, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 Cabinet; Kaufman
Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St, Astoria;
Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., Board 1 FY 2010 Capital/Expense
Budget hearings, Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria

Blvd., Astoria; 718.786.3335.
Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest
Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows;
Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Board 3, Vaughn College, Room
101-103, 86-01 23rd Ave., East Elmhurst;
Oct. 21, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World
Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria; 718.786.3335.
Oct. 22, 7:15 p.m., Board 6, Kew Gardens Community
Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202;
718.263.9250, www.queenscb6.org.
Oct. 27, Nov. 24, 7 p.m., Board 7, Union Plaza Care
Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.
Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community
Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718.533.8773.
Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular
Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica
Estates; 718.591.8446.
Oct. 16, 8 p.m., FDR Democratic Association; Chabad
of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., opposite Bay Terrace
Shopping Center, Bayside; 718.460.8285.
Community Councils
Oct. 21, 8 p.m., 102nd Police Precinct, Moose Hall,
118th Street, south of Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill.
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
Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., CEC 28, Parent Quarterly and
Business Meeting, P.S. 144, 93-02 69th Ave., Forest
Hills; 917.670.4914.
Oct. 29, 7 p.m., CEC 26, Public Forum regarding
school governance and mayoral control of public
schools. M.S. 67 Auditorium, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy,
Little Neck; 718.631.6927; Nov. 13, Dec. 18, Jan. 9,
2009, Feb. 25, Mar. 26, Apr. 30, May 28, Jun. 10, 7 p.m.

working-public meetings, M.S. 67, Room B44A, 51-60
Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., Queens
Borough Land Use Public Hearing, Borough
President's Conference Room,Queens Borough Hall,
120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.
Oct. 20, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board,
Borough President's Conference Room, Second Floor,
Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew
Gardens; 718.286.3000.
Oct. 21, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet,
Borough President's Conference Room, Second Floor,
Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew
Gardens; 718.286.3000.
Oct. 23, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees,
Central Library, Formal Conference Room, 89-11
Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.
Oct. 27, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation; Queens
Hospital Center, N Building, Main Floor Auditorium,
82-68 164th St., Jamaica; 212.788.3360.
Oct. 29, Woodhaven Cultural/Historical Society;
Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue;
Oct. 29, NYC Department for the Aging. Annual Plan
Summary 2009-2010; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55
Queens Blvd., Room 213, Kew Gardens;
1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion
Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.
Arts & Entertainment
Barnard College
Oct. 17-19, Jody Sperling's "Ballet of Light"; Oct. 21,
Why is Religion More Salient Than Race?; Oct. 23-25.
,Euripides' Hippolytus; Oct. 29, The Descent of Men;
Oct. 30, Obama & The Immigrant Vote, Abolition
Democracy & Global Politics, 3009 Broadway,
Manhattan; 212.854-2037.

Barnes & Noble
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. 25, 2008 Hispanic Heritage Festival, 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.
Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Theatre
Group, Nov. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, "Kiss Me, Kate", 41-
60 Kissena Blvd., $15 p.p, seniors $13; 800.260.6789,
516.354.3017, fsfctg@yahoo.com,
LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts
Center (LPAC)
Oct. 19, 5IVE Boroughs Music Festival, Jazz Jam
Series; Oct. 24, 25, Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Folklore
Experimental Dance Ensemble; LPAC, 31-10
Thompson Ave., LIC; 718.42.5151.
Museum of the Moving Image
Oct. 18, Life is Sweet; Oct. 18, Naked; Oct. 19, Happy-
Go-Lucky, All or Nothing; 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
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Oct. 30, Opening Night Gala of the Editions/Artists'
Book Fair (E/AB), The Tunnel, 269 Eleventh Ave.
between 27th and 28th Streets, Manhattan, $50 p.p.
($30 t.d.); visit www.ps1.org.

Queens College
Oct. 21, Chamber Music Live Concert Series: Siri
Howard, Soprano and Max Roll, Baritone; Oct. 28, Trio
Cavatina. 33rd Anniversary Season Evening Readings
By: Jamaica Kinkaid; Nov. 4, Cuarteto Espla; Nov. 11,
Mendelssohn String Quartet; Derek Walcott; Nov. 18,
Los Angeles Piano Quartet; Dec. 2, Jennifer Koh, Violin
and Benjamin Hochman, Piano; Dec 9, Charles
Neidich, Clarinet, $90, series subscription only, LeFrak
Concert Hall; to Dec. 6, "Meditation in Contemporary
Chinese Landscape, program information;
718.793.8080 or 718.997.4646.
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
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. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Looking
at the Purposes of Art Lectures; to Oct. 24, 20, 27, Nov.
3, 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
To Oct. 16, Stephen Rea revisited; Oct. 18-19, Tango
Connection; to Oct. 19, Daddy's Coming; 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.
Oct. 16, Queens Council on the Arts, Dorsky Gallery
Curatorial Programs; Schmooze or Lose; Nov. 6,
Effective Career Strategies for Artists; Dec. 1, Now

That You're Published, events at various venues, call
347 505 3017.
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. 17, Sixth Annual Greek Evening of Culture;
Council Hall, The Labrys Dance Group/Omonoia
Cretan Society; tsounisc@stjohns.edu.
Oct. 17-Nov. 30, Long Island City Artists, Inc. exhibition,
"Familiar Spaces: Reconsidered"; Art-O-Mat, 46-
46 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 917.843.3836.
Oct. 18, Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet, Alina Kiryayeva,
piano, perform Brahms, Rossini, Widor, von Weber,
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Crescent
Street & 30th Road, suggested donation $10;
Oct. 18, AQA Gallery, "Continuum", exhibition of
local artists; Fridays, journal-scrapbook-assemblage
workshop, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.
Oct. 18, Random Access Music, RAM-Slam;
Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy/Thalia Theater,
2537 Broadway, Manhattan; rogers.erin@gmail.com.
Oct. 18, Goliard Concerts Astoria's own, Tynan Davis
mezzo-soprano, $15/$10; 718.728.8927.
Oct. 18, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dances,
$10 n.m., Mon./Fri., Dance With Instruction, $10
admission, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst;
Oct. 19, 20, 27, "Lysistrata, Now", 9Thirty Theatre
Company (9TTC), Athens Square Park; www.9ttc.org.
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.
Oct. 21-25, 27-31, Nov. 17-22, Tony Lo Bianco, one
man show, "La Guardia"; Di Capo Opera Theatre, East

76th Street/Lexington Avenue, Downstairs;
Oct. 22, LaGuardia C.C.Performing Arts Center,
Taiwan's Premier Theater Troupe, U-Theater, $12 general
admission; 718.482.5151.
Oct. 25, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks
Concert Series: Bernstein & Friends, $30-$10, 222-05
56th Ave., Bayside; www.queenssymphony.org.
Oct. 25, Bella Italia Mia, 11th Annual Celebration, $30
n.m.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.,
Middle Village; 718.426.1246.
Oct. 26, St. Francis of Assisi Holy Name Society,
"Broadway to Opera", $35 p.p., refreshments during
intermission, Msgr. Campbell Hall, 21-17 45th St.,
Astoria; 718.274.6721/718.728.7801.
Oct. 28, Central Queens YM & YWHA, Adam Kirsch
author discusses Benjamin Disraeli, 67-09 108th St.,
Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.
Oct. 28-Dec. 6, St. John's University Geoffrey Yeh Art
Gallery, "Malleable Medium" exhibition, Sun Yat Sen
Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy. Jamaica Estates;
Oct. 29, 31, Nov. 1, LaGuardia C.C., Taiwan's UTheater,
$12 general admission, LPAC,
To Nov. 9, Thalia, Premiere, Don Juan Through The
Centuries; to Dec.15, Bilingual Theatre For Youth
Workshop, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside;
Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden,
"Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria;
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners,
Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
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;
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;
Oct. 20-26, CancerCare for Kids Cupcakes for a Cause
Week; La Guli Pastry Shop and participating bakeries;
Oct. 23, Sunnyside Community Services 5th Annual
Benefit Art Auction, 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside;
Oct. 23-24, Our World Neighborhood Charter School,
art sale and fundraiser; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 32-12
36th St., Astoria; 718.392.3405, x. 243 or
Oct. 24, Queensboro Council for Social Welfare, 86th
Annual Salute to Community Leaders, Networking
Luncheon; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-
Corona Park; 718.468.8025.
Oct. 26, Bayside Historical Society, 7th Annual "Totten
Trot" 5K race to benefit education programs at BHS,
costumes optional, $20 registration before Oct. 22; call
718.352.1548 for information.
Nov. 21, Woodhaven Residents' Block Association
37th Annual Dinner Dance, Villa Russo, 101-12
Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill, $65 p.p.; 718.296.3735.
Oct. 17, Queens Community House, Caregivers
Support Services, Diabetes & Management, 108-25
62nd Dr., Forest Hills; 718.592.5757, x. 218.
Oct. 19, Borough Bike Club, East Island Ride; Oy, Oy,
Oyster! Ride; for information, call 917.703.0638.
Oct. 22, Community Board 5 Blood Drive, Greater
Ridgewood Youth Council, 62-04 Myrtle Ave.; pre-reg-

ister 718.366-1834.
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
Oct. 21, Breast Health: A Medical & Surgical Update,
800-Your-MDS, Nov. 6, Diabetes: Taking Care of Your
Eyes, 800-Your-MDS; to December, Complimentary
Mammogram Screening, 718.274.0644; 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
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. 26 Bayside Historical Society 7th annual "Totten
Trot" 5K foot race in Fort Totten, registration $20
before October 20, $25 later, check in 7:30 a.m., race
starts 9 a.m. Children under age 12 free "fun run" 10
a.m.; free designer tee-shirts for first 100 registrants.
Register online at www.baysidehistorical.org; for more
information, call 718.352.1548.
Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association,
source for Queens photos not available elsewhere;
www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496.
Items of Community Interest
Oct. 16, Microsoft Office Word, Oct. 21, Microsoft
Publisher, Oct. 27, Microsoft Excel Basics, Queens
Community House Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena
Blvd. Flushing; 718.591.6060.
Oct. 17, Citizenship swearing-in ceremony for new
Americans, Humanities Theatre, Queensborough
Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside;
Oct. 18, 27, Family Focus Adoption Services, 54-40
Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little Neck; 718.224.1919.
Oct. 19, Nov. 23, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary,
Boating & Lifesaving Skills, Seamanship Courses, $75
includes educational materials, pre-registration a must;
call for program information 718.352.3764 or e-mail
Oct. 19, Friends of the Woodhaven Library membership
drive at Woodhaven Street Festival; 718.849.1010.
Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 Queens
Chamber/LaGuardia CC, free, financial literacy business
workshops (Spanish), Corona Library; Oct. 23,
Oct. 30, small business workshops, financing part
one/two; Richmond Hill Library; 718.898.8500
Oct. 21, From Home to Commercial Space; Oct. 28,
Human Resources: Hiring & Managing Employees;
Artisan Baking Center, 36-46 37th St., LIC;
Oct. 23, Bay Terrace Community Alliance "Meet The
Candidates Night"; Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00
209th St., Bayside.
To Dec. 20, FIAOQ, Italian for Children, 10 classes,
one-hour session, ages 2-6, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria;

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
•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.
Citizenship application (Form N400) assistance, Mon.-
Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., All Saints' Episcopal Church, 43-12
46thSt., Sunnyside; for appointment, call 718.784-
Library Highlights
There are many free events available at the Queens
libraries for adults, teens, tweens and kids: Oct. 16, 23,
30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Poetry: From the Page to the Stage,
various libraries; Oct. 16, 17-20, 23, Storytelling
Month, various libraries; Oct. 18, The Beijing
Olympics; Oct. 19, Jews of Italy…; to Oct. 20, "Elder
law, Estate Planning, Trusts & Asset Protection; Oct.
25, memoir author Sadia Shepard: The Girl From
Foreign; 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. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, Watercolor
Workshops; Sundays through November, Alley Pond
Park Adventure Course, free public programs for
upcoming fall holidays, including Columbus Day,
Election Day and Veterans Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
for families with children ages 8 and above and adults
on a first-come, first-served basis; call 311 and ask for
Urban Park Rangers or visit
Hall of Science
There's lots of hands-on science going on at the hall, 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. 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. 20, Winter Solstice
Composting; 718.539.5296.
Queens County Farm Museum
To Oct. 26, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin, The Amazing
Maize Maze®, $8 adults, $4 ages 4 to 11, free parking.
It's a good time to visit 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.

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