Gazette Calendar Of Events
Community Meetings Associations 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 Feb 9, Mar. 2, Apr. 20, May 4, Jun. 15, Jul. 6, Sep. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board, Borough President's Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates.
Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Board 7 & Board 11; Holy Cross H.S. Auditorium, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd; 718.359.2800.
Feb. 3, Board 4, VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.
Feb 9, Mar. 9, 7 p.m., Board 7, Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. 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.
Feb. 5, Board 2, Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., ground floor, Sunnyside; 718.533-8773.
Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 District Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studios commissary, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718.786.3335. Clubs Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, Jun. 9, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood, Riccardo's By the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.
Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 16, May 21, Jun. 18, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates, dates and time subject to change. Community Education Councils Jan. 29, 8 p.m., District 26; M.S. 67, Room B44A, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.631.6927. Community Councils Feb. 18, 7 p.m., 110th Precinct, St. John's Queens Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.558.1198. Others Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., Community Issues Meeting, 143-63 Ash Ave., Flushing; 718.909.4634 or 460-9514.
Feb. 4, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.
Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative & Committees of the Board of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0704.
Feb. 10, 9 a.m., Queens Chamber of Commerce-Borough Cabinet, LaGuardia Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, RSVP required; 718.898.8500, Mar. 3, Apr. 21, May 5, Jun. 16, Jul. 7, Sep. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet, Borough President's Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates. 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. 30, P.S. 48 Author Celebration; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Flushing Town Hall Lunar New Year Jan. 31, World Music: Susie Ibarra with Korean traditional music and dance, $12, $10 members, under 12 free for children under 12; Feb. 1, Composer Soiree, Bright Sheng and Ne(x)tworks Ensemble, $12, $10 members, under 12 free for children under 12; Feb. 7, traditional dances from Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, free; Feb.14, Lunar New Year Demonstration: Tea for Two, free. Jazz Live! Feb. 8, 9, Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Feb. 15, Ayako Shirasaki Trio Exhibitions To Feb. 22 Chinese Puppetry; Little Windows Into China; Feb. 21, Artists' Talk 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718.463.7700 x 222. Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 13, "Exiled"; Mar. 13, "Flight of the Red Balloon"; Apr. 3, "Killer Sheep"; May 22, "Lemon Tree"; ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; daily, "The Red Balloon", 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077 or www.movingimage.us/. 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!, Feb. 21,Queens Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert Series, New Sounds, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information 718.326.4455. Queens College Feb. 14, Hot 8 Brass Band, Mar. 10, Cynthia Ozick; Mar. 31, Phillip Lopate; Apr. 28, 50th Anniversary Celebration: Works of Philip Roth: Roth, Norman Manea, Greil Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, Norman Rush, program & ticket information 718.793.8080 or 718.997.4646. Queens Museum of Art 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. 31, The International Guitar Night; to Feb. 1, Jerry's Girls; Feb. 7, Jemima Puddle-Duck & The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit; Feb. 21, Jubilation; Feb. 28-Mar. 1, St. Petersburg Ballet, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Jan. 30, 31, The Secret Theatre, The 2009 Long Island City One Act Festival, Program 1: Act Four: One Act; Jan. 29, 31, Program 2, $25 for both programs, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722.
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/ gift-ready 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.
Feb. 1, Performance Poets Association Poetry on First Sundays, Art-O-Mat, 46-46 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, 516-582-8910..
Feb. 5-22, APAC, "Ragtime"; Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria; 212.352.3101. Feb. 6, LaG C.C. Performing Arts Center, Jazz Jam Series: The Alper Yilmaz Project; Feb. 7, "Ravel and Stravinsky Meet Jackson Pollock", 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5151.
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.
Feb. 6, 8:30 p.m., American Bolero Dance Company presents Tablao Flamenco in Astoria, Auditorium Centro Español, 41-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria, Adults $20; Children under twelve $15; 718. 392.8888, 917.288.7996. Feb. 7, 21, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances; Mon./Fri., Dance with Instruction, $10 n.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
To Feb. 9, P.S.1, Gino De Dominicis; Feb. 22-Sep. 14, Winter/Spring 2009; Subterranean cinema & the art of Bacher, Slotawa, Bartana & Erlich; to April, Leandro Erlich, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org, www.wps1.org, www.moma.org.
Feb. 14, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association Valentine's Day dance, Glendale Memorial Bldg., 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.763.4328, www.NYCMA.org.
Feb. 12-15, 18-22, 25-28, Christopher Marlowe's "Dr Faustus", The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City; 718.392.0722. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner-Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Feb. 8, Hershey-Russo Family & The Garden Players Kids Jazz Combo, benefit, $20/$10 suggested donation; Church-In-The- Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills; 917.204.5647.
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.
Feb. 14, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments available, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100. Health
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.
Feb. 8 or Mar. 1, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Street Smart Selfdefense for Women and Girls, ages 10+, $20/$15, pre-register by Feb. 4; 718.268.5011, x 501. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Jan. 29, Breast Cancer Screening/Education, appointment; Feb. 3, 6, 13, 20, Blood Pressure Screening; Feb. 5, Caring for the Family Caregiver; Feb. 11, Update on reconstructive/Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery; Feb. 12, "Cooking for the Heart; Feb. 24, "Go Red Luncheon", Take Charge of Your Heart!; Feb. 27, Breast Cancer Screening/Education, appointment only; 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, NAMI free support group for people suffering from anxiety and depression, first, third Thursdays of each month, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Kaufman Building Conference Room; 516.435.9694. •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
Feb. 15, Bayside Historical Society Sweetheart Tea, The Castle at Fort Totten Park, $20 pp;: 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
Jan. 29, Small Business Development Center: Tax Talks" Bookkeeping & Payroll, $10 cash at the door; York College, Faculty Dining Rom, #2D01, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 718.262.2880.
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.
Feb. 3, Flotilla 11-3, six week, eight-lesson Boating Skills/Seamanship Course, registration a must; Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach; 718.843.3802. Feb. 3 and every other Tuesday thereafter, free legal clinic, Assemblymember Michael Den Dekker district office, 33-46 92nd St. Jackson Heights; 718.457.0384.
Feb. 4, LaG C.C., free college prep workshop, $25 fee, "A Look at Career Options", 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; register by phone 718. 482.7244 or in person Joseph Shenker Hall, Room M41.
Feb. 4, QICA talk, Predatory Lending; Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.268.5954.
To Feb. 19, LaGuardia C.C., Veterans Upward Bound Program; for information call 718.482.5324. •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.
Feb. 24, Voices of September 11th Living Memorial workshop, Bay Terrace Public Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd. Bayside, by appointment; 866.505.3911.
•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. During the tax season forms may be available at your local branch, for program information, call 718.990.0700:
Jan. 31, Art Exhibit: Connected By Threads,
Ebony String Quartet in Concert
Feb. 1, Afro/Cuban/Brazilian group Sãlongo
Feb. 12, St. Valentine's Day concert
Feb. 14, Annual Langston Hughes Fête
Feb. 15, Con Brio Ensemble, Flushing Library
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.
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 Feb. 8, Urban Park Rangers, Wilderness Survival ; Forest Park, Visitor Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven; 311.
Jan. 31, Feb. 3, 5, 7, Parks & Recreation, free after-school swimming lesson registration, ages 6- 14; Feb. 10-Apr.30, classes; Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th St. & Baisley Blvd. School Events & News
Feb. 6, Garden School, Blue & White Night, silent auction, refreshments, $20 at the door, $15 in advance, 33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights; 718.335.6363.
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: Feb. 11, Dino Rosi,Valentine Concert
Bayside S.C., 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside.
Central Queens Y/YMCA S.C., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011: Jan. 29, Simcha party Jan. 30, Challah baking 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 MedicAlert/Safe Return
QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80- 02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960: 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, falls prevention program, Fridays, February and March, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000.
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.