Gazette Calendar Of Events
Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary
Community Meetings Associations 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.
Jan. 21, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents'; Woodhaven Richmond Hill Vol. Ambulance Corp, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735.
Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11., 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 29th St Boards Jan. 8, Feb. 12, 2009, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria, Studio cafe, 34-12 36th St., Asoria; 718.786.3335.
Jan. 8, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside; 718.533.8773.
Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33- 23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 22, May 13, Jun 10, Sep. 9, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.
Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141. Clubs Feb. 18, 2009, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates, dates and time subject to change. Community Councils Jan. 20, 2009, 8 p.m., 102nd Police Precinct; Moose Hall, 118th Street, Richmond Hill.
Jan. 27, 7 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. Jan. 27, 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. Others Jan. 15, 2009 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative & Committees; Jan. 22, 5:45 p.m., Board of Trustees & Committees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0704.
Jan. 18, 9:30 a.m., Kew Forest Post 250, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park; 718.297.7711. Jan. 29, Feb. 19, Mar. 12, Apr. 2, Apr. 23, May 14, Jun. 4, Jun. 25, Jul. 16, Aug. 6, Aug. 27, Sep. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Dec. 17, Borough President Land Use, Borough Hall, B.P's Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates. •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 Jan. 18, 2009, Snowflake Craft & Storytime; Jan. 21, Educator Open House-pre-K-12th grade; Jan. 28, Jan Brett Storytime; Jan. 30, P.S. 48 Author Celebration; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Museum of the Moving Image Jan. 23, 2009, In Between Days; 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
To Jan. 15, 2009, Power to the Peaceful: Peace Quilts From Around the World, program & ticket information 718.793.8080 or 718.997.4646. Queensborough Performing Arts Center Jan. 14, 2009 Rainbow Fish; Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Fish Face; Jan 31, Disco Fever! with The Trammps & Tavares; Feb. 14, Risas Y Ritmo: Where Latin Comedy and Salsa Music Meet!, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information 718.631.6311. Queens Museum of Art 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 Jan. 11, 2009, Neil Berg's 100 Years Of Broadway; Jan. 17, "The Little Mermaid"; Jan. 18, "The Velveteen Rabbit"; Jan. 22, Manhattan Vibes; Jan. 22-25, Greek- American Performing Arts Festival opening night; Jan. 28-Feb. 1, Jerry's Girls; Jan. 28-Mar. 1, St. Petersburg Ballet; Jan. 31, The International Guitar Night; Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Jan. 10, NY Metropolitan Country Music Association, Sean Kershaw, $12; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.763.4328.
Jan. 10, 17 Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances, $20 n.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Jan. 11, Musica Reginae, Charles Neidich Clarinet; Queens College, LeFrak Hall, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing.
Jan. 11, Thalia Spanish Theatre, "Goldilocks & The 3 Bears" bilingual musical for children, $12/$10, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
Jan. 11, Con Brio Ensemble, twilight concert, $12/$10; Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills; 718.459.1277.
Jan. 11, Green Space, new works series "Fertile Ground", $10 at the door, 37-24 24th St., Ste. 301, LIC.
Jan. 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 28, 30, 31, 2009, The Secret Theatre, The 2009 Long Island City One Act Festival, Program 1: Act Four: One Act; Jan. 15, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, Program 2 $25 for both programs, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722. To Jan. 19, P.S.1, Bartana, Slotawa; to Jan. 26, Børre Sæthre, International and National Projects; to Feb. 9, Gino De Dominicis; to
To Jan. 30, LICArtists, "Celebration" exhibition features affordable/gift-ready work, 5-46 50th Ave., LIC; 917.843.3836.
To Feb 6, Queens Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition registration deadline, application available at www.queenssymphony.org; 718-326-4455 or 718.326.4455, x 19. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Jan. 17, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Feb. 10, Queens Centers for Progress, silent auction & gastronomical tour of the world, $125 p.p.; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.380.3800, x. 324. Health
Jan. 13, 29, 2009, Resources for Children with Special Needs, What's Out There and How to Get It, free training sessions; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.; 212.677.4650.
Jan. 25, 2009, Cross Island YMCA, open house, 235-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information go to ymcanyc.org/crossisland or call 718.479.0505. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Through January '09, complimentary mammogram screening, appointment only; Jan. 13, Ask the Pediatrician; 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. NOTE: programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointments may be 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
Jan. 11, 2009, Queens Historical Society, 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 Jan. 10, LaGuardia C.C., registration; Mommy & Me Sign Language Program workshop; Jan. 12, Computer Literacy Program for Displaced Homemakers; Jan. 12- Feb. 19, Veterans Upward Bound Program; Jan. 15, Understanding Your Dreams; for information, call 718.482.5324.
Jan. 13, Queens B.P. Helen M.Marshall, State of the Borough Address; Queens College, Colden Auditorium, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, parking available; Jan. 17, 2009 African American Heritage Month Planning committee/ Queens Library tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, limited seating, RSVP by Jan. 15; 718.286.2669.
To Jan. 29, American Family Community Services, Spanish parenting skills workshop, both 8 consecutive weeks; to 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. For program information, call 718.990.0700. Parks & Recreation Mulchfest-Miscellaneous Parks Jan. 10, 11, 10 a.m-2 p.m.;
Astoria Park, 19th Street/Hoyt Avenue;
Cunningham Park, Parking Lot 2, Union Turnpike/Francis Lewis Boulevard;
Forest Park, Bandshell, Woodhaven Boulevard;
Kissena Park, Sunday only, Velodrome Parking Lot, Booth Memorial Avenue;
Roy Wilkins Park, 177th Street @ Baisley Boulevard;
Juniper Valley Park, Asphalt Ballfield, 80th Street;
Travers Park, 78th Street south of Northern Boulevard. Call 311 for more information.
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.
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; 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 Jan. 11, 2009, Urban Park Rangers, Wilderness Survival; Forest Park, Visitors center, Woodhven Boulevard/Forest Park Drive; 311. School Events & News
Jan. 8, 2009, Jan. 28, Feb. 10, The Renaissance Charter School, open house for K-8th grade, photo ID required, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 718.803.0060.
Jan. 13, 2009, Kew-Forest School, lecturer Don Albert, "The Rules of Engagement Empowering Kids to Learn", Libra Tech Center, 119-17 Union Tpke., Forest Hills.
•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 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 Meet & greet, play games, support, counseling & respite services, training, education & assistance, health seminars & programs, dancing, entertainment & much more are available at your local center. Get involved in volunteering your talents. Call the center nearest you to find out what's happening today, tomorrow, whenever— dated events are listed under the center holding them. Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.0300.
Bayside S.C., 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside.
CCNS/Peter J. DellaMonica S.C., 23-56 Broadway, Astoria; 718.626.1500.
Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St; 347- 532-3025 or 718.762.3198. Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older Adults, 212.402.1127. Queens Community House: QCH: Forest Hills Senior/Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010.
Jan. 14, AARP Bill Payer Assistance
Feb. 20, AARP Alzheimer's Association MedicAlert/Safe Return QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960:
QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377.
Jan. 12, 12-week fitness training program Rego Park S.C., 93-29 Queens Blvd, 718.896.8511. Ridgewood Older Adult Center &
Services, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000.
Jan. 13, 2009, Presidents' Day Romp,
$4 at the door, $3.50 in advance, lunch,
music & entertainment by Dino Rosi
Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal S.C., 45- 25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549.
Steinway S.C., 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472. Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173.
Jan. 15, 2009, workshop on vision loss