2009-04-29 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Memorial Day

May 15, B.P. Helen Marshall, Memorial Day Ceremony, Veterans Memorial Garden of Queens, reception follows; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213, RSVP 718.286.2888.

May 16, Veterans & Eligible Dependents of any veteran, Information Day, bring DD- 214 & resume if available; Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park; call Pat Toro, president, 718.830.0037 or Pete Garon, service rep, 718.897.8387. Community Meetings Associations Apr. 30, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic, Our Lady of Hope School, Eliot Avenue and 71st Street, Middle Village; 718.651.5865.

May 5, Jun. 2, 8 p.m., Astoria Civic; Riccardo's 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.545.5353. Boards May 5, June 2, 7 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

May 11, Jun. 8, 7 p.m. Board 7, Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. 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. Clubs 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.

May 12, Jun. 9, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo's By The Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.

May 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. Community Councils Apr. 30, 8 p.m., Community District Education Council District 26, M.S. 67, 51- 60 Marathon Pkwy., Room B44A, Little Neck; 718.631.6927.

May 21, 8 p.m., Community District Education Council District 30, P.S. 11, 54- 25 Skillman Ave., Woodside; 718.391.8380. Others May 4, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board; Borough President's Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. 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.

May 7, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library Administrative Committee/Board of Trustees, Robert T. Groh Board Room, 89- 11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

May 12, 12:30 p.m., Sunnyside Chamber, luncheon $20 p.p.; Dazies Restaurant, 39- 41 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside. 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. Arts & Entertainment Barnes & Noble May 3, Allen Christian School teacher Storytime followed by a performance; May 5-7, Mary Louis Academy Graduate Reading Series; May 11, Open Mic Poetry; May 13-15, P.S. 135 Poetry Nights; May 17, Reading/Signing: Purim Goodies; May 18, Solomon Schechter School of Queens Face Painting Fun, Poetry writing Essentials; May 19, Schechter School Teacher Storytime; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, call 718.380.7077 to confirm,176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. Greek Cultural Center To May 31 (Fri., Sat, Sun.), Nikolai Gogol's "Diary of a Madman" monologue by Peter Christofidis, 27-18 Hoyt Ave, South, Astoria, 718.726.7329, e-mail reservations@ greekculturalcenter.org. Flushing Town Hall May 2, WBGO Jazz for Kids; May 3, Rosemary Loar; May 17, Jun. 14, Student At Exhibit partnership with J.H.S. 23l; May 29, Queens Jazz Orchestra, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718.463.7700 x 222. Museum of the Moving Image May 22, "Lemon Tree"; ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; daily, "The Red Balloon", 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077. Queensborough Performing Arts Center May 1, 2, 4-6, Outrageous: 1-Act Plays; May 3, Heroes, Monsters & Madmen, Craig Schulman performs; May 6, 7, From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; May 7, Healthy, Physical education & Dance Dept. Annual Concert; May 9, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein & Friends: Spiritual Journey & pre-concert lecture; May 13, 22, Madeline and The Bad Hat; May 17, Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Spring Concert: St. Cecelia Mass, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information, 718.631.6311. Queens College Apr. 29, QC Orchestra; Apr. 30, Faculty Recital, QC Orchestra, Writers-In- Residence reflect on Satchmo's life and times; May 1, 2, QC Opera Studio/Choir Performs L'Orfeo; May 4, QC Percussion Ensemble; May 5, Graduate Wind Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble; May 6, QC Brass Studio; May 7, Electronic Music Concert, QC Vocal Ensemble & Chorus;

May 9, Day of Percussion; May 11, QC Wind Ensemble, School of Music Awards Concert; May 12, La Fenice; May 13, QC Brass Ensemble; May 14, Guest Concert; May 15, Opera Gala, May 16, QC Choral Society; May 17, 2008-2009 Classical Concert closes with Pratt & Bailey; 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, program information, 718.592.9700. Queens Theatre In The Park May 2, 3, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago; May 8-10, 13-14, 16-17, The Philadelphia Story; May 8-10, 15-17, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary, order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others To Apr. 29, 30, May 1, 2, The Queens Players, Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St, LIC; 718.392.0722.

May 1-3, Andrean Players, "The King and I", $15/$12; St. Andrew Avellino Church, Northern Boulevard & 157/158th Streets, Flushing; 718.460.3072.

May 1-3, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Green Space Blooms, $20/$15, 37- 24 24th St., Ste. 301, LIC. May 2, 16, 30, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances, $10 n.m.; Mon./Fri., Dance with Instruction, admission $10, 83- 20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

May 8, The Killing Kompany, Murder At The Family Reunion!; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.721.7777.

May 9, NY Metropolitan Country Music Association, Nashville Attitude Mother's Day Dance, $12; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.

May 11, LaGuardia C.C., 7th Annual Celebration of Deaf History: American Sign Language Comedy Tour, Little Theatre, 31- 10 Thomson Ave., LIC.

May 15, American Bolero Dance Company: Tablao Flamenco in Astoria, $20/$15, Auditorium Centro Español, 41-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria; 718.392.8888.

To May 15, greg m. stowell, "tilt a whirl" photo exhibit; Judy's Place, 51-24 Northern Blvd., Woodside; 718.899.1414.

May 16, St. Michael's Cemetery, 4th Annual BBQ and celebration of Scott Joplin's music, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.278.3240. To May 24, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Latino Love Story; May 29-Jun. 28, 10th Aniversary Ballet Fiesta Mexicana; Jun. 7, 14-21, Free Outdoor Festival @ Thomson Hill Park; to Jun. 27, Bilingual Theatre For Children workshop, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

To May 31, LaGCC, "Antarctica" largescale photo exhibit, E-building Atrium, 31- 10 Thomson Ave., LIC. 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. 29, Baskin Robbins "31 Cent Scoop Night" to thank customers and honor National Junior Firefighter Program, @ participating neighborhood Baskin Robbins.

Apr. 30, Ethereal Boutique shopping event to benefit Hour Children Organization featuring Mint Jodi Arnold & Vicky Barranguet, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., 1L, LIC; 212.997.0270, x. 24.

May 2, First Annual Walk-4-Paws to benefit Bobbi and the Strays nonprofit animal shelter, Forest Park, George Seuffert Bandshell Parking Lot, register at 718.326.6070.

May 7, Historic Districts Council Grassroots Preservation Awards & 19th Annual Preservation Party, $25/$15; St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, East 10th Street/Second Avenue, Manhattan.

May 7, C.M. Crowley/Italian American Federation Abruzzi, Italy earthquake fundraiser; Peter Cardella Senior Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood.

May 9, All American Car Club Spring Car Show, $20 show car fee, proceeds benefit St. Mary's Hospital for children and St. Helen's School, 157th Avenue & 83/84 Streets, Howard Beach; 718.713.2371.

May 9, Italian Charities of America, flea market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

May 12, District 30 Gala, $50, cash bar; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.391.8380.

May 14, Queens Council on the Arts, 43rd Annual Benefit to celebrate Queens Art Express; Metropolitan Building, 44-01 11th St., LIC.

May 15, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation Annual Dinner Dance, Woodhaven Terrace.

May 15, Powhatan & Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club 2009 Annual Dinner Dance, $60 p.p.; Riccardo's by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.7775.

May 19, Queens Theatre in the Park 2009 Gala, RSVP by May 11, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 347.472.3706. Health

To May 2, Bobby Murcer Mobile MRI Unit, Universal Church of Salvation, 1121 Bayport Pl., Far Rockaway; Pathmark Plaza, 134-40 Springfield Blvd, Springfield Gardens, appointment only; 877-SCANNYC (877.722.6692).

Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens 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.

•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. •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 Center, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212.631.1198. Historicals

May 13, Author Joshua Stoff book signing, "LaGuardia Airport", Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC; 718.278.0700.

May 17, Queens Historical Society, author lecture "Queens Then & Now", free with admission, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. •Saturdays, Bayside Historical Society, water color art workshop, $20 per class, Castle, Fort Totten Park; 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

May 2, Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network, Inc., graffiti cleanup; Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48th Street/Skillman Avenue; 646.298.8669.

May 3, NYC 2nd Annual "Shred Fest"; Doughboy Plaza, 52nd Street and Woodside Avenue, Woodside; Flushing Meadows Corona Park, parking lot at 111th Street and 54th Avenue, Flushing; 311.

May 5, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Memoirs of Author Anne Roiphe: Epilogue; May 12, 150th Anniversary of Sholem Aleichem birth; to Jun. 18, Jr. NBA Basketball League registration;Pulse Power Movement, $168 n.m.; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

May 16, Community Prevention Alternatives for Families in Crisis; P.S. 20, Bowne Street & Union; 718.909.4634. •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, 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 nonprofit, 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:

May 2, Long Island Black Artists Association "Prize on the Eyes" Art Exhibit May 2, Author Cadillac Man May 3, NY Jedi Association Lightsaber Battle Show/Workshop, ages 9-14 May 4, Library Services for Immigrants May 4, 18, Jun. 1, 15, 29, Jul. 13 The Write Stuff, adult workshop

To Jun. 16, When Humanity Fails 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. 30, May 7, 21, 28, Watercolor Workshops

May 2, Mad Scientists: Acid Rain, NYC Wildflower Week: Oakland Lake Walk, Children's Activities at APEC

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.

To Jun. 13, July 6-Aug. 20, Sep. 5-Sep. 26, HSBC Children's Garden

To Jun. 15, Infinite India: An Excess of Reality Photographic Exhibition

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: May 3, 30th Annual Antique Auto Show May 17, Farm Fest 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 To Apr. 30, Parks & Recreation, swim classes, ages 6-14; Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th St. & Baisley Blvd.

May 2, Bike New York, biking classes for ages 5+, bikes and helmets required, preregister @ www.BikeNewYork.org/education, Admiral Park, Little Neck Parkway and 42nd Avenue; May 9, Baisley Park South, 150th Street and 130th Avenue; May 17, Emerald Playground, 164th Street between Jewel and 71st Avenues; May 23, Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street; May 30, Bayswater Park, Beach Channel Drive and Beach 32nd Street; Jun. 6, Hallets Cove Playground, LIC.

To Nov. 1, Wildlife Conservation Society, Queens Zoo opens, for information call 311. Reunions

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

Sep.30-Oct. 3, Navy/Marine Corps shipmates, USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 1944- 1976, USS Columbus (SSN-762), contact Allen Hope, president; 260.486.2221 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST), e-mail hope4391@comcast.net. School News & Events

May 1-3, Christ the King Regional H.S., "Grease", $15/$12/$8; 718.366.7400, x. 330 or www.ctkrhs.org.

May 5, St. John's University Language/Literature Department, Modern Greek Honor Society installation, Bent Hall, Room 277A; 718.990.6314.

May 12, Garden School, Eleventh Annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser, donations & raffle prizes wanted; 718-335-6363.

May 15, P.S. 144, 20th Annual Career Day, view the art contest winner @ http://pa144.com/careerdayart.html.

May 16, Renaissance Charter School, flea market, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 718.803.0060.

May 18, St. John's Prep/Mater Christi 12th Annual Golf Outing; Seawane Club, Hewlett Harbor; 718.721.7200, x. 685.

May 19, Forest Hills H.S. National Honor Society, Induction Ceremony, formal attire, School Auditorium, 67-01 110th St.; 718.268.3137.

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