2009-04-01 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings Associations Apr. 2, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.

Apr. 7, 7:30 p.m., North Queens Homeowners Civic; Lexington School for the Deaf, 75th Street/30th Avenue.

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.

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

Apr. 28, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church, 53rd Avenue/Bell Boulevard. Boards Apr. 2, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St.; 718.533.8773.

Apr. 7, 7 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51- 11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

Apr. 13, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. 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. May 14, Board 1 Cabinet Meeting, tbd. Clubs 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. 16, May 14 or 21, Jun. 18, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates, dates and time subject to change. 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 Education Councils Apr. 6-12, CEC elections borough wide, on the Internet to cast your vote go to www.nytimes.com/2009/03/15/nyregion/15v oting.html. Others 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.

Apr. 15, 9 a.m., Queens Chamber of Commerce; Crowne Plaza LaGuardia, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst. 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.

Apr. 23, 5:45 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library Board of Trustees, T. Groh Board Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700. •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; events free, call to confirm: Apr. 7, Loukoumi's Good Deeds Storytime; Apr. 9, Poetry Storytime; Apr. 13, Open Mic Poetry; Apr. 20, Poetry Writing Essentials; Apr. 21, Week Storytime; Apr. 23, Educator Open House, pre-K to grade 12 educators can win a gift card, guest author Victor Bobetsky discusses, The Magic Of Middle School Musicals; Apr. 24, P.S. 191, Teacher Storytime; Apr. 26, P.S. 163, Art Reception & Art Workshop; Apr. 27, P.S. 163, Read Aloud 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts Apr. 2, The Wiyos, P.S. 144, Forest Hills; Apr. 16, Ying Quartet, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing; May 16, Kala Ramnath, Flushing Library. Flushing Town Hall Apr. 5, World Music, Intimate Jazz; Apr. 12, "Invisible Change" coversations with artists; Apr. 16, The Ying Quartet; Apr. 18, Jazz & Poetry Day; Apr. 23, 25, Theatre de l'Oeil: The Star Keeper; Apr. 25, Building Your Own Earth Keeper, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718.463.7700 x 222. Museum of the Moving Image Apr. 3, "Killer Sheep"; Apr. 13-17, Motion Workshop ages 6-12, animation workshop ages 8+, screening "A Grand Day Out"; 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 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 Apr. 11, Jane Monheit in concert; Apr. 19, Cirque Odyssey; 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. 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; Apr. 4, "By Land or By Sea", digital media artist Jan Marsching's weather data presentations, Tim Thyzel's sculptures & interventions, Anti-Fascist Culture Club: "The Undiscovered Atoll of Flushtopia"; program information, 718.592.9700. Queens Theatre In The Park Apr. 4, Karen Akers, "Simply Styne"; Apr. 5, Robert Klein, Willy & Friends 5th Annual Variety Show; Apr. 11, Tom Chapin; Apr. 15- 19, Asian Cultural Festival; Apr. 24-26, Broadway For Kids, "Cinderella", An Evening With Dionne Warwick, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Apr. 3, Tablao Flamenco in Astoria; Auditorium Centro Español, May/June performances too, 41-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor; 718.392.8888 or 917.288.7996.

To Apr. 3, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery works of Norman Gorbaty, Bayside; 718.631.6396. Apr. 4, 5, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 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.

Apr. 4, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Stoney Creek Easter Dance, $12; Glendale Memorial Building, 72- 02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.

Apr. 4, New York City Opera/Target, Mozart's The Magic Flute, $20 one adult Target ticket admits four kids free, LaGuardia C.C., LIC. Apr. 4, 18, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances, $10 n.m.; Mon./Fri., Dance with Instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Apr. 7, Flushing Council on Culture/Arts, 30th Anniversary Gala, $200 includes cocktail reception, international food tasting, ceremony, concert; Flushing Town Hall, Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718.463.7700, x 229.

To Apr. 11, Topaz Arts, "For The Trees" installation by Avy Claire, 55-03 39th Ave., Woodside; 718.505.0440.

Apr. 12, Noguchi Museum Second Sundays, tour with Lynne Yamamoto; information, 718.204.7088.

Apr. 26, Musica Reginae, Le Mozart Noir… @ Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, valet parking; 718.894.2178.

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

Apr. 2-3, Steinway Senior Center Arts & Crafts Fund Raising Festival, 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472.

Apr. 3, Eleftheria-Pancyprian Youth Soccer Teams, Annual Awards Dinner Dance, $85 p.p.; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.216.2065; 917.392.7397 or 347.612.6108.

Apr. 4, Astoria Civic Association, Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Fund 76th Anniversary Dinner Dance, $65 p.p.; Riccardo's by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.545.5353.

Apr. 7, Flushing Council on Culture/Arts, 30th Anniversary Gala, $200 includes cocktail reception, international food tasting, ceremony, concert; Flushing Town Hall, Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718.463.7700, x 229. Apr. 10, Cooley's Anemia Foundation, 2009 Good Friday Dinner Dance, $115 p.p.; Russo's On The Bay, Howard Beach; 212.279.8090 or 516.805.3070.

Apr. 14, TD Bank, 10th Anniversary, Havana Film Festival NYcocktail reception; Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, business attire, RSVP by Apr. 10; 212.299.5744. Health

Apr. 4, MIC Women's Health Services, MIC Family Involvement Fair; Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Ave., LIC; 718.626.6735, x. 133.

Apr. 7, Community Board 5, blood drive, 62- 04 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.366.1834. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Apr. 8, Taking Control of Your Thyroid; Apr. 14, Yoga for the Fabulous 50's and Beyond, space is limited; Apr. 16, Avoid "Medication Misadventure" When Taking Multiple Prescription Drugs; Apr. 28, Most Common Health Problems in Children: Ask the Pediatrician. NOTE: Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointments may be required, call 718-267-4333 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. •Fridays, Overeaters Anonymous; Unity Center of Flushing, 42-11 155th St., Flushing.

•Weekends, Sakhi for South Asian Women support group meetings, call 212.714.9153, x. 108 for information Historicals •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest

Apr. 2, Queens Chamber of Commerce, 18th Hermes Expo International Networking Event, RSVP; Queens Museum of Art, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.898.8500.

Apr. 2-Jun. 18, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Jr. NBA Basketball League registration;Pulse Power Movement, $168 n.m.; Apr. 5, Spring Outdoor Soccer League registration, $140 n.m.; Apr. 20, Holocaust Memorial program, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

Apr. 4, Bayside Hills Civic Association, 2009 Easter Egg Roll; Capt. Dermody Square, 216th Street/48th Avenue.

Apr. 4, LaGuardia C.C., registration and workshop for college-bound teens, Room M- 141, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5130.

Apr. 11, Affinity Health Plan 2009 Easter Egg Hunt; St. Albans Park, Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica; 888.543.9070.

Apr. 14, City of New York, 20th Annual Celebration, Queens Community Resources Awareness Day; York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica.

Apr. 18, Triple R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), Second Annual Queens is Green Fashion Show; Green Space Dance Studio, LIC; 646.202.0825. •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.

•Saturdays, Chinese language classes, 10 weeks (began March 28), contact Councilmember John Liu's office for information; 718.888.8747, x. 111.

•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: Apr. 3-Jun. 16, When Humanity Fails 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: Apr. 2, Watercolor Workshops 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. Apr. 5, Spring Lawn Care To 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: Apr. 11, Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt pr. 18-19, 25-26, Children's Carnival Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Apr. 11, Egg-streme Easter Egg-stravaganza! Other Parks Apr. 4-Nov. 1, Wildlife Conservation Society, Queens Zoo opens, for information call 311.

Apr. 5, Urban Park Rangers, tour Fort Totten Park tunnels and hidden chambers, meet at Visitor's Center; 311.

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

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

Apr. 3, Martin Luther H.S., Fine Arts Department Sacred Concert, free-will offering appreciated; Apr. 4, 8th/9th grade entrance exam, contact admissions secretary, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth; 718.894.4000. Seniors Meet & greet, play games, support, counseling & respite services, training, education & assistance, health seminars & programs, dancing, entertainment & much more—all available at your local center. Get involved in volunteering your talents. Call the center nearest you for program information, dated events are listed under the center where held. Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.0300.

Bayside S.C., 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside.

Central Queens Y/YMCA S.C., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

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. QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960:
Apr. 2, Vision Services workshop
Apr. 3, "Sophie's Choice"
Apr. 6, "View of Italy"
Apr. 7, "The Holiday"
Apr. 9, "Pieces of April"
Apr. 13, European & American Sculpture
Apr. 14, "I'll Remember April"
Apr. 16, "Spring Forward"
Apr. 17, Art By Our Members
Apr. 20, Textiles
Apr. 23, "Passover Fever", Tai Chi
Apr. 24, Concert by Bob Darnell
Apr. 28, "Easter Parade"

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.

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