Gazette Calendar Of Events
Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary
Jan. 20, 10 a.m., Queens Public Library, big screen, free, seating limited: Central, Auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700; Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona; 718.651.1100.
Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m., Queens Theatre in the Park, live broadcast at 11:30 a.m., free, reservation required, first-come, first-seated, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.760.0064. Community Meetings Associations Jan. 21, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents'; Woodhaven Richmond Hill Vol. Ambulance Corp, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735.
Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven Development; St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Chichester Center, 1st Floor, 87-04 88th Ave.
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.
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. 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.
Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Board 3; I.S. 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd., Corona; 718.458.2707.
Jan. 20, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd; 718.786.3335. Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria, Studio cafe, 34-12 36th St., Asoria; 718.786.3335. Clubs Jan. 15, 8 p.m., FDR Democratic Assoc.; Chabad of N.E. Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285.
Feb. 18, 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, 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. Community Education Councils Jan. 15, 8 p.m., District 30; I.S. 204, 36-41 28th St., LIC: Feb. 12, P.S. 166, 33-09 35th Ave., LIC; 718.391.8380.
Jan. 29, 8 p.m., District 26; M.S. 67, Room B44A, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.631.6927. Others Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative & Committees; Jan. 22, 5:45 p.m., Board of Trustees & Committees; Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m, Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees, 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. 21, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.
Jan. 21, NAMI Queens/Nassau; Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditoium, 76th Avenue/266th Street, Glen Oaks. 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, Snowflake Craft & Storytime; Jan. 21, Educator Open Housepre 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, "In Between Days" with director So Yong Kim at LaGCC Performing Arts Center; ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; daily, "The Red Balloon", 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077 or
www.movingimage.us/. Queens College
To Jan. 15, 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. 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, 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 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. 16, 18, 22, 24, 28, 30, 31, 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.
Jan. 17 Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances, $20 n.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100. To Jan. 19, 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.
Jan. 30, Killing Kompany, Murder At The Movies!"; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.721.7777.
Jan. 30-Mar. 22, Thalia Spanish Theatre, World Premiere, Tango In Hot Salsa, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
To Jan. 30, LICArtists, "Celebration" exhibition features affordable/giftready work, 5-46 50th Ave., LIC; 917.843.3836.
Jan. 31, Bella Italia Mia, "The Legend of La Befana & La Notte Della Befana"; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.
Jan. 31, Queens Council on the Arts, High School to Art Program (HS2AS) interview; Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
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.
Jan. 17, NAACP, Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, semi-formal, $70 p.p.; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.721.7777.
Jan. 22, Queens Council on the Arts, awards ceremony; United Nations Federal Credit Union, 24-01 44th Rd., LIC.
Jan. 24, Zonta Club of Greater Queens, 5th Annual Amelia Earhart Luncheon, $50 p.p.; Lenny's Clam Bar, 161-02 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach; 516.829.9864, evenings.
Jan. 24, AHRC, flea market; Cyril Weinberg Adult Day Center, 32-03 39th Ave., LIC.
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. 23, LaGuardia C.C., infection control workshop for licensed professionals, Control Training Workshop, $75 includes registration, 718.482.5097; Jan. 26, How to Cope…;718.482.5125, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC.
Jan. 25, Cross Island YMCA, open house, 235-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information go to ymcanyc.org/crossisland or call 718.479.0505.
Jan. 29, 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. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens 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 •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest Jan. 15, LaGuardia C.C., registration, Understanding Your Dreams; to Feb. 19, Veterans Upward Bound Program; for information, call 718.482.5324.
Jan. 17, Queens B.P. Helen M.Marshall, 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
Jan. 19, Central Queens YM/YWHA, "The 2008 Election…", 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011
Jan. 25, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, America's Boating Safety Course, pre-registration a must; Fort Totten, Bayside; 718.352.3764 or e-mail 12-01@verizon. net. Jan. 29, Flushing BID/Small Business Services, emergency readiness seminar, free; Sheraton LaGuardia East
Hotel, 136-40 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing; 718.888.1805.
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. •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:
Jan. 17, A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., Lunar New Year Festival
Jan. 21, Musical evening with Russian
bard Mark Belitsky
Jan. 31, Art Exhibit: Connected By
Threads, Ebony String Quartet in Concert
Feb. 1, Afro/Cuban/Brazilian group
Feb. 12, St. Valentine's Day concert
Feb. 14, Annual Langston Hughes Fête
Feb. 21, Abe Lincoln in the 21st Century
Mar. 1, The Music of Puerto Rico
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.
Jan. 17, Animal Care Trainee, Natural Facials, Winter Clues, An Evening With The Stars
Jan. 24, Feb. 1, 8, Snowpeople 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. 18, Urban Park Rangers, Woodpecker Walk; Fort Totten Park, Visitors Center; 311. School Events & News Jan. 10, Martin Luther H.S., defensive driving Jan. 19,entrance exam for 8th/9th grade; Jan. 21, spring session driver education, registration, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.; 718.894.4000.
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.
•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:
Feb. 20, AARP Alzheimer's Association
QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02
Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960:
Jan. 15, "Rails & Ties"
Jan. 22, "My Mother's Smile"
Jan. 27, "Autumn Hearts…"
Jan. 29, "Tonight or Never"
QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377.
Rego Park S.C., 93-29 Queens Blvd, 718.896.8511. Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 59-14
70th Ave.; 718.456.2000.
Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal S.C., 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549.