Gazette Calendar Of Events
Holiday Food, Clothing, Toy Drives
To Dec. 18, Salvation Army, annual Angel Tree toy drive, donations wanted, 45-18 Broadway, LIC; 718.721.9046.
To Dec. 22, call for time, Councilmember Anthony Como, holiday toy drive for kids in local hospitals, please give new/unwrapped toys, 78-25 Metropolitan Ave.; 718.366.3900. To Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.,108th Police Precinct, annual coat drive, drop off at 5-47 50th Ave., LIC or 9 a.m.-5 p.m., CB2, 43-22 50th St., Woodside Christmas, Chanukkah, Eid, Kwanzaa Dec. 13, Queens County Farm Museum,Wreath Making Workshops, $15, registration required; to Dec. 24, Christmas tree and Poinsettia sale; Dec. 26-29, Holiday Open House, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.FARM. Dec. 13, Hands On History At The Manor, King Park, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica; 718.206.0545; Dec. 14, Flushing's Historic Holiday House Tour; 718.939.0647, x 17.
Dec. 14, 4 p.m., Glenn Mohr Chorale, "Christmas in Heaven" musical, $20/$12; Immaculate Conception Center, 72-00 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston; 866.462.4647.
Dec. 14, 5 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic Association, Menorah & Christmas tree lighting, Santa, refreshments, Sen. Frank Padavan, CM Tony Avella, Bell Boulevard/53rd Avenue.
Dec. 21 4 p.m., Oratorio Society of Queens, Annual Holiday Concert, "Messiah"; QPAC, 222-05 56th
Ave., Bayside; 718.460.0726. Dec 21, 28, 2 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, "The Nutcracker"; Dec. 27, 1 p.m., Catch the Kwanzaa Beat; Dec. 28, 11 a.m., Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah! 137- 35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700 x 222, www.flushingtownhall.org.
Dec. 21, 1 p.m., Central Queens YM & YWHA, Chanukah festival, carnival, entertainment, shopping, food, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011, x 301.
Dec. 26-29, noon-4 p.m., Queens County Farm
Museum, holiday open house, free, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.FARM. Community Meetings Associations Dec. 11, Jan. 8, 2009, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic Association; St. Theresa,Parish Center, Rectory Basement, 50-22 45th St., Woodside; 718.392.0416.
Dec. 11, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic, holiday party; Our Lady of Hope School Auditorium, Eliot Avenue/71st Street, Middle Village; 718.651.5865.
Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-38 38th St.; 718.786.2049. Boards Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St, Astoria; 718.786.3335.;
Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m.; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.
Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Clubs Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates; 718.591.8446.
Dec. 17, 7 p.m., 112th Precinct Community Council, holiday party; Russell Sage J.H.S., 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills.
Jan. 27, 2009, 7 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. 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 (CEC) Dec. 18, 8-9:30 p.m. District 26; M.S. 67, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Room B44A, Little Neck; 718.631.6927.
Others Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Borough President's Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.
Dec. 15, 6 p.m., Hearing Loss Association; Lexington Center for the Deaf, 75th Street/30th Avenue; 718.264.3017 or 718.350.3170.
Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, Borough President's Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.
Dec. 17, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.
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. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst. •Monthly, Ravenswood Lions Club, Astoria; 718.729.5595. Arts & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble Dec. 12, Holy Family School-Choir; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077.
Museum of the Moving Image Dec. 19, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (all screenings at LaGuardia C.C. Performing Arts Center, Little Theater); ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; daily, "The Red Balloon"; now through holidays, expanded hours, free admission, 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria;
718.784.0077 or www.movingimage.us/. Queens College
Dec. 13, 68th Annual Winter Concert: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125; Dec. 15-Jan. 15, 2009, Power to the Peaceful: Peace Quilts From Around the World; Dec. 28, Moscow Ballet's, Great Russian Nutcracker, program information 718.793.8080 or 718.997.4646. Queensborough Performing Arts Center Dec. 11, My Heart In A Suitcase; to Dec. 12, Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information 718.631.6311. Queens Museum of Art Dec. 11, 18, Looking at the Purposes of Art Lectures; Dec. 14, Healthy Taste of Corona Cookbook launch; Dec. 15, 22, "Behind the Mask" Film Series; Dec. 18- 23, Tradiciones Latinas en Navidad 2008; Dec. 21, CINEMAROSA-Queens Only Queer Film Series; to Jan. 25, 2009, 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 Dec. 11, 13-14, The Men Of Mah Jongg; Dec. 14, Cine Infantil Latino Americano; Dec. 20, 21, Paul Taylor Dance Company; Dec. 29, 30, The Nutcracker; Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Dec. 20, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances, $20 n.m.; Mon. & Fri., Dance With Instruction, $10 admission, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Dec. 18, …The Man Who Revived The Hebrew Language; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.
Dec. 11, AQA, Annual Small Works Extravaganza, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.
Dec. 14, LaGuardia C.C., Dance Entropy Premieres Site-Specific Work, "Designing Dance For Your Hood", $15/$10, Little Theatre, 47th Avenue/Van Dam Street, LIC; 718.482.5151.
Dec. 14, Noguchi Museum: Second Sundays, Reviving Classic Designs, free with admission, Vernon Boulevard, LIC; 718.204.7088. To Dec.14, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Rhythms Of Latin America II; to Dec.15, Bilingual Theatre For Youth Workshop, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
To Dec. 14, Greek Cultural Center, Aristophanes' "Lysistrata", English supertitles, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria, 718.726.7329.
To Dec. 14, Repetti, Alisha Kerlin & Black Sand Beach, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.786.8007.
Dec. 16, P.S. 1, NeoHooDoo: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC: 718.786.3139.
Dec. 20, Bella Italia Mia, "Abruzzo", $7 n.m.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.
Now to Dec. 31, Mount Saint Mary College, statewide, Hudson River Essay contest, submit entries by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Dr. Jerome Wyant, Hudson River Essay Contest, Mount Saint Mary College, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550. To Jan. 19, 2009, P.S.1, Bartana, Slotawa; to Jan. 26, Børre Sæthre, International and National Projects; to Feb. 9, Gino De Dominicis; to April, Leandro Erlich, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org , www.wps1.org, www.moma.org.
To Jan. 30, 2009, LICArtists, "Celebration" exhibition features affordable/ gift-ready work, 5-46 50th Ave., LIC; 917.843.3836. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Dec. 13, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Dec. 14, Bayside Historical Society Annual Holiday Dinner/Concert/Fundraiser, $60 n.m., advance tickets only, The Castle, Grand Ballroom, Fort Totten; 718.352.1548. Dec. 18, Flushing YMCA, fundraiser, "Old School Meets New School Strong Kids Holiday Bash", $20 19 & over, $10 18 & under; Beacon 189, 144-80 Barclay Ave., Flushing; 718.961.6880, x 129. Health Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Dec. 2008 through January, 09, complimentary mammogram screening, appointment only; Jan. 13, Ask the Pediatrician, 800-Your-MDS; Jan. 22, Everything You Wanted To Know About Hernias, registration; Jan. 29, Breast Cancer Screening/Education, appointment;
Tues., Yoga For The Fab 50's & Beyond. Programs at various venues, registration and/or appointments required, call 800-Your-MDS, 718.274.0644 or 718.274.0365 for information. Queens Hospital Center Wed., 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, 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 to overcome all types of addictive behavior, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212.631.1198.
•Weekly, self-help meetings for women only; Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032. Historicals
Dec. 14, Queens Historical Society, Annual Historic Holiday House Tours, various locations, Jan. 11, 2009, film screening "Peace Through Understanding: The 1964-65 New York World's Fair; Jan. 13, private tour of Steinway & Sons Piano Factory; 718.939.0647, x 17. •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest
Dec. 11, New York Cares, "How to Volunteer" one-time orientation, Rego Park Library, 91-41 63rd Dr.; Dec. 16, A.R.R.O.W, 35-30 35th Street, Astoria; Dec. 18, A.A.F.E., 133-04 39th Avenue, Flushing; Dec. 19, Briarwood Library, 85-12 Main St.; Dec. 23, A.R.R.O.W. To register go to www.nycares.org or call 212.228.5000.
Dec. 13, Councilmember John Liu hosts street renaming ceremony, Kissena Boulevard/45th Avenue for Marine Corporal Julian Alberto Ramon, Flushing.
To Dec. 13, LIC YMCA, 2009 Youth All-Stars & Girls Basketball League registration. For information, call Thomas Sylvester, 718.392.7932, x 239.
To Dec. 20, FIAOQ, Italian for Children, 10 classes, one-hour session, ages 2-6, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718.204.2444.
To Jan. 29, 2009, American Family Community Services, Spanish parenting skills workshop, both 8 consecutive weeks; Nov. 23-Jan. 31, English parenting skills workshop classes. 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.
•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: Dec. 11, Urban Literature Authors: Hip-Hop Fiction Author K'wan; Dec. 13, Uruguay's Traditional Dance/Music; Dec. 14, Yiddish Music Program; to Dec. 31, Calligraphy of Masako Inkyo; 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 preteens to adults, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; for program information, 718.229.4000: Dec. 11, 18, Watercolor Workshops (adults); Dec. 13, APEC Safari, An Evening With The Stars; Dec. 14, Nature Frames; Dec. 30, Winter Wildlife.
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; Dec. 20, Winter Solstice Composting; 718.539.5296.
Queens County Farm Museum It's just a treat to walk around the farm and drink in the beauty of nature, 75-30 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.3276, ext. 304:
Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com.
Other Parks Dec. 13, Urban Park Rangers: Homes of Hibernation, free; Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike/197th Street, Fresh Meadows; 311. School Events & News
Dec. 13, Garden School, Comedy Night, ages 18+, $30 in advance/$35 at door, 33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights; 718.335.6363.
•3rd Tues., every month, One World Charter School elementary, middle school board meetings; 718.392.3405, ext. 203.
•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 shootaround, 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 Meet & greet, play games, support, counseling & respite services, training, education & assistance, health seminars & programs, get involved in volunteering your talents, and much more. Call the center nearest you for more information.
Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.0300.
Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside.
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 Broadway, Astoria; 718.626.1500.
Queens Community House: QCH: Forest Hills Senior/Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010.
QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960:
Dec. 11, "Marie Antoinette"
Dec. 18, "The Fountain"
Dec. 23, "Screw Loose"
QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377.
Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29
Queens Blvd, 718.896.8511.
Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000.
Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549.
Steinway Senior Center, 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472.
Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173.