2009-03-11 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings

Associations 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.

Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11., 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 29th St.

Mar. 16, 8 p.m., Newtown Civic; Elmhurst Memorial hall, 88-24 43rd Ave.

Mar. 18, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents'; Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Vol. Ambulance Corp, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735. Boards Mar. 12, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 District Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718.786.3335.

Mar. 17, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.

Apr. 7, 7 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51- 11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141. Clubs Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 14 or 21, Jun. 18, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates, dates and time subject to change.

Apr. 14, May 12, Jun. 9, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo's By The Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. 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. 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. Community Councils Mar. 17, 8 p.m., 102nd Precinct; Moose Hall, 118th Street, Richmond Hill.

Mar. 18, 7 p.m., 110th Precinct: Astoria Federal Savings Bank, 57-07 Junction Blvd., Elmhurst. Community Education Councils Mar. 19, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 127, 98-01 25th Ave., East Elmhurst; 718.391.8380. Others 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.

Mar. 15, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718.275.3690.

Mar. 25, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural/Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718.845.3385.

Mar. 26, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees; Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990-0700. 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. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Mar. 14, Biscuit Storytime & Craft; Mar. 16, Poetry Writing Essentials; Mar. 17, St. Patrick's Day Storytime & Craft; Mar. 19, Winnie The Pooh Storytime & Character Appearance; Mar. 24, Booksigning/Discussion: The New York, Ontario and Western Railway, events free, call to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Flushing Town Hall Mar. 15, The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts Interactive Arts; Mar. 16, Spotlight 4 Students: The Cashore Marionettes; Mar. 22, Salon Sunday; Mar. 29, Studio Visits, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718.463.7700 x 222. Museum of the Moving Image 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 Mar. 20, The Silent Boy; Mar. 22, Irish Trinity Dance; Mar. 28, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night; Mar. 29, Leading Men Don't Dance; Apr. 3, Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado; Apr. 5, Russian National Ballet: Giselle; Apr. 19, Patti Page; Apr. 26, Latkes, Ladies & Laughs, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information, 718.631.6311. Queens College Mar. 14, Jon Regen Trio; Mar. 22, Philadelphia Virtuosi Gabriela Imreh; Mar 26-28, Niloufar Talebi, Li-Young Lee; 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 Mar. 13-15, 18, 19, 21, 22, Sweetie; Mar. 28, Phoebe Snow; Apr. 4, Karen Akers; Apr. 5, Robert Klein; Apr. 11, Tom Chapin; Apr. 15- 19, Asian Cultural Festival; Apr. 24, 25, Broadway For Kids, "Cinderella", An Evening With Dionne Warwick, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Mar. 14-Apr. 11, Topaz Arts, "For The Trees" installation by Avy Claire, 55-03 39th Ave., Woodside; 718.505.0440.

Mar. 15, Noguchi Museum, The Full Figure & Portraiture, Mini-Movies in the Morning family program animated films by Robert Breer ; Mar. 25, From Plaster to Stone; tickets & information 718.204.7088.

Mar. 15, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, "A Midwife's Tale"; Mar. 28, "Nellie Bly"; RIVAA Gallery, 527 Main St.; www.rihs.us. To Mar. 21, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances; Mon./Fri., Dance with Instruction, $10 n.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100. To Mar. 22, Thalia Spanish Theatre, World Premiere, Tango In Hot Salsa; Mar. 28, 29, Apr. 4, 5, music by Spanish & Latin American composers; Apr. 13-Jun. 29, Bilingual Theatre For Youth workshop; Apr. 17-May 24, Latino Love Story; Apr. 18-Jun. 27, Bilingual Theatre For Children workshop, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

To Apr. 3, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery works of Norman Gorbaty, Bayside; 718.631.6396.

Apr. 26, Dancing DREAMS©, "Shall We Dance" recital, free; Mary Louis Academy, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates; 718.428.2600. Through May, P.S.1, Yael Bartana; to Sep. 14, Kenneth Anger, Jonathan Horowitz: "And/Or", Lutz Bacher: "My Secret Life, Florian Slotawa; through October, Leandro Erlich, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org, www.moma.org. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner- Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Mar. 12, Long Island City Boathouse "Break the Ice" bash, fundraiser, $20 suggested donation; The Foundry, 42-38 Ninth St. licboathouse@gmail.com.

Mar. 14, Autism Walk, PS 177, 56-37 188th St.,Fresh Meadows; 917.475.5068.

Mar. 14, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Mar. 14, Christ the King Regional H.S., induction ceremony & dinner dance fundraising event; 718.366.7400, x. 272.

Mar. 26, Queens Interagency Council, 38th Anniversary Dinner/Gala; Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; reservations, 718.668.5954.

Mar. 26, Autism Fundraiser, "A Night of Music & Poetry, donation $5/$10; Waltz, 23- 14 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; 718.956.8742.

Mar. 31, The Women's National Republican Club, "America's Singing Poet" Steve DePass, $65 includes concert, reception, refreshments; RSVP by Mar. 30, 3 W. 51st St., Manhattan; 212.582.5454, x. 2304.


Mar. 18, NAMI, Stress & Depression: Early Detection…, free, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium, Glen Oaks; 718.470.7100. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Mar. 12, 24, Blood Pressure Screening; Mar. 19, Palliative Care: Enhancing Quality of Life; Mar. 24, Diabetes & Heart Health: Medicine, Munchies & Movies; Mar. 25, Breast Cancer Screening/Education. 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, Long Island Consultation Cener, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212.631.1198.

•Fridays, Co-Dependents Anonymous, women only; Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032.


Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496.

Items of Community Interest

Mar. 12, Queens Community House/Sunnyside Community Services /Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House, Community Forum: Governor Budget Cuts; J.H.S. 190, Cafeteria, 68-17 Austin St, Forest Hills.

Mar. 14, 21, 28, Bayside Raiders, youth football, ages 6-16; Satellite Store, 15-44 126th St., College Point.

Mar. 31, Community Board 7, MetroCard mobile sales; information 718.359.2800. •Ongoing, Forty Plus of New York orientation/ tour, 470 Seventh Ave., Manhattan; 212.947.4230. •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.

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: Mar. 18, Apr. 22, Job fair, free.

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:

Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, Watercolor Workshops

Mar. 14, The Story of the Mitten, An Evening With the Stars

Mar. 15, Mad Scientists: Owl Pellet Dissections

Mar. 19, Use Less Gas, Breathe Cleaner Air, Clean Air NY Mar. 21, Little Chefs 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. Mar. 28-Jun. 13, July 6-Aug. 20, Sep. 5-Sep. 26, HSBC Children's Garden. 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 Mar. 15, Park Rangers, Owl Prowl, Alley Pond Park, Adventure Center; 311.

To Apr. 30, Parks & Recreation, swim classes, ages 6-14; Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th St. & Baisley Blvd.


Jun. 6, Andrew Jackson H.S. in Cambria Heights, 1959 50th reunion, Susan Weliky's front lawn, Cape Cod, MA; 631.725.2858.

School News & Events

Mar. 14, Community Education Councils, election deadline, go to www.pwertotheparents.org.

Mar. 19, Evangels Annual Academic Fair, 39-21 Crescent St., LIC; 718.937.9600, x. 2361.

Mar. 21, Immaculate Conception School Alumni Association, "Security Our Future…in the Third Millenium", RSVP; 718.728.1969 or alumni@icastoria.org.

Mar. 21, St. Francis Prep Fathers' Guild, "Rich Ramirez & Friends Comedy Show" dinner theatre/comedy show, $35 p.p., seating limited, tickets & information, 718.423.8810, x. 324.

Mar. 22, St. Francis of Assisi School, 2nd Annual Thomas Bamwell Sports Day, games, raffles, food & fun admission $5, Monsignor Campbell Hall, 21-18 46th St, Astoria; 718.726.9405.

Mar. 28, St. Sebastian School Parent's Association, first supermarket bingo, $25 at door, includes hot buffet, beverages, bingo card, raffles/door prizes, 39-76 58th St., Woodside; 718.429.1982.


Mar. 21, Centereach H.S. reunion; Sheraton Long Island Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Smithtown, register through Reunions of America or kimb1960@aol.com, 631.495.0577.

Mar. 28, St. John's Prep Alumni Association, Classes of '84, '89, '94, '99, call 718.721.7200, x. 686 or sipalumni@ stjohnsprepschool.org.

Mar. 28, St. Sebastian School Parent's Association, first Supermarket Bingo, $25 at the door, includes buffet/beverages/bingo card, School Auditorium, 39-76 58th St., Woodside; 718.429.1982.

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