2009-05-20 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Memorial Day

May 25, noon, VFW Post 4787 Whitestone, Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade, 149th Street/15th Drive. Community Meetings Associations May 21, 8 p.m., FDR Democrats; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285.

Jun. 10, 7:30 p.m., North Queens Homeowners Civic; Lexington School for the Deaf, 75th Street, Jackson Heights.

Jun. 11, 7 p.m., sharp, Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 28th St., LIC.

Jun. 11, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic; St. Teresa Auditorium, 44th Street, Church Yard Entrance; 718.392.0416. Boards Jun. 2, 7 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

Jun. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside; 718.533.8773.

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

Jun. 11, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Astoria; 718.786.3335.

Jun. 16, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs Jun. 9, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo's By The Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.

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 May 26, 7 p.m., 108th Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor. Community Education Councils May 21, 8 p.m., District 30, P.S. 11, 54-25 Skillman Ave., Woodside; 718.391.8380.

May 28, 8 p.m., District 26; M.S. 74, 51-15 Oceania St., Auditorium, Bayside. Others May 21, 5:45 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library Board of Trustees & Committee, Jun. 4, 5:30 p.m., Administrative Committee, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

May 21, noon, Powerful You!, Networking with a Heart; Giardino's, Douglaston Parkway/Northern Boulevard, Douglaston; 718.217.0009 or 516.365.4464.

May 27, 1 p.m., Woohaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue, Woodhaven; 718.846.1907. 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. 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. 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 Jun. 3, Discussion/Signing: Jumped; Jun. 7, Discussion/Signing: Honor Yourself: The Inner Art of Giving and Receiving, P.S./M.S. 266 Parent Storytime; Jun. 8. P.S./M.S. 266 Teacher Storytime, Open Mic Poetry; Jun. 11, P.S. 173 Principal-Teacher Storytime; Jun. 12, Reading/Signing: Loukoumi's Good Deeds, P.S. 173 Open Mic; Jun. 15, Poetry Writing Essentials; Jun. 19, St. Kevin's School Choir Performance; Jun. 20, St. Kevin's School Principal-Teacher Storytime; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, call 718.380.7077 to confirm,176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. Carnegie Hall May 28, Neighborhood Concerts: Avantango; LaG CC Little Theatre; May 30, Avantango; Queens Library; May 31, Despecho; Central Library; Jun. 20, Chris Washburne & The Syotos Band; Langston Hughes Branch. For information, call the venues. 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 29, Queens Jazz Orchestra: Wycliffe Gordon; to Jun. 14, Student At Exhibit partnership with J.H.S. 23l; 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 22, Madeline and The Bad Hat; May 22,

29, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night show on QPTV, Ch. 34, May 31, QPTV Ch. 57; 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information, 718.631.6311.

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. Others May 21, Channel 13, May 24, 28, Channel 21, Frankie Manning film, for information go to www.WNET.org or www.WLIW.org.

May 21, The Quintet of the Americas, Spring & Nature Concert; Salvation Army Center, 86-07 35th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.335.3693.

May 21-Jun. 7, APAC, Lillian Hellman: "The Children's Hour", $18/$15/$10/$5; Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria; 212.352.3101.

May 23, Queens Symphony Orchestra/Spiros Exaras World Jazz Ensemble, QPTV (Channel 35). To May 24, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Latino Love Story; May 29-Jun. 28, 10th Anniversary 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.

May 28-Jul. 31, LIC Artists: 100th Anniversary of the Queensboro Bridge, TRANS-POSITIONS,

May 30-31, reception & artists open studios; 646.369.7184, kbfitzgerald@gmail.com or www.LICArtists.org. May 30, Jun. 13, 27, 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 30, Bella Italia Mia, "The Masks of Venice", Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

May 31, Queens Festival Orchestra/Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Concert, $5/$3; Forest Hills J.C., 106-06 Queens Blvd.; 718.374.1627.

May 31, Queens Symphony Orchestra, final round Young Soloist Competition, $10; Taiwan Center, 137-44 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.326.4455, x. 20.

To May 31, LaG C.C., "Antarctica" large-scale 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.

Jun. 6, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy: Multiformity, $15; Green Space, 37-24 24th St., Suite 301, LIC; 718.956.3037. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner- Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

May 22, Sixth Annual Queens Economic Breakfast; CitiCorp, One Square, 50th Floor, LIC.

May 30, Loving Touch Animal Rescue, Poets for Pets 2009 Fundraiser & Adoptathon; North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing; 718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425.

May 31, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Abruzzo Earthquake Relief Benefit Concert; St. Joseph's School, 28- 46 44th St., Astoria; 718.204.2444 or 718.961.5550.

May 31, Heidi Harrison Chain, NYC council candidate brunch, $5 minimum contribution (other support levels $18/$54/$180/$540); Young Israel Senior Center, 68-07 Burns St., Forest Hills; 718.544.0460 or 718.544.0164.

Jun. 4, American Heart Association 2nd Annual Go Red For Women luncheon; Russo's on the Bay; 516.777.8447.

Jun. 6, Italian Charities of America, flea market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Jun. 7, Electchester Street Fair 2009, Jewel Avenue & 161st Street, Flushing.

Jun. 7, Brandeis Scholarship Brunch, $50 p.p or $250 includes one ticket; Rockwood Park Jewish Center; 156-45 84th St., Howard Beach followed by Salute to Israel Day Parade, 56th Street/5th Avenue, Manhattan.

Jun. 23, 107th Precinct Community Council, Annual Dinner Dance, $50 p.p.; Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.1600.

Sep. 13, Queens Community Civic Corp. Street Fair & Flea Market, rain date Sep. 27, vendors wanted, sell your stuff, promote your business; 718.261.8015. Health Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Jun. 6, UCCA Community Health Fair; Tues., Ready, Set, Move!…; Wed., Breath Of Life…; Thurs., A Detailed Picture of Your Health… , Bladder Pain Urinary Frequency. 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.

•Fri., Co-Dependents Anonymous, women only; Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032. •Fri., 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, Good Shepherd Methodist Church Al- Anon, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria; 718.728.5182; Jackson Heights Al-Anon; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor; 718.335.7379; Steinway Reform Church Al-Anon, 21-64 41st St., Astoria; 718.728.2948, call for information. •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 28, Roosevelt Island Historical Society presentation "Preserving New York City's Smallest Islands"; NY Public Library, 524 Main St; www.rihs.us.

May 28 to 2010, Bayside Historical Society, "Bayside Life: On the Edge of Modernity", $5 suggested donation, parking by reservation only;

Sat., watercolor art workshop, $20 per class, Castle, Fort Totten Park; 718.352.1548.

May 31-Jun. 6, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Queensboro Bridge Centennial pictorial exhibit, historian lecture Jun. 4; Thomas M. Quinn & Sons Funeral Home, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor. •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest

May 20-27, U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Corp & Navy commemoration, 22nd Annual Fleet Week NYC: U.S.S. Iwo Jima (LHD7), U.S.S. Roosevelt (DDG 80); Pier 88, 48th Street/12th Avenue, Manhattan; May 24, U.S.S. Vella Gulf (CG72), U.S.S. Tempest (PC2), U.S.S. Hurricane (PC3), U.S.S. Thunderbolt (PC12); Stapleton Pier, Staten Island; www.cnic.navy.mil/cnrma.

May 28, B.P. Helen Marshall,"Life Around the Queensboro Bridge" 100th Birthday; LIC Community Library, 37-44 21st St.

May 29, Community Board 7, MetroCard Mobile Van, 31st Road/Union Street; 718.359.2800.

Jun. 9, Central Queens YM/YWHA, "The Case of the Rosenbergs" as discussed by their son Robert; to Jun. 18, Jr. NBA Basketball League registration; Pulse Power Movement, $168 n.m.; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

Jun. 11, 25, LaGuardia C.C., Accelerated Degree Program Information Sessions, Little Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Room M-311, LIC; 347.684.3069 or go to www.lagcc.cuny.edu/asap.

Jun. 13, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Money Management Workshop, free, 90-39 189th St., Hollis; RSVP, 718.217.1238. •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.

•Sat., Chinese language classes, contact Councilmember John Liu's office for information; 718.888.8747, x. 111.

•Sun., 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 avail- able at your local branch. For program information, call 718.990.0700:

May 27, Poetry Speaks in Many Tongues, Sings in Many Voices

Jun. 1, 15, 29, Jul. 13 The Write Stuff, adult workshop Jun. 4, Summer Reading, Creativity Fair 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: May 21, 28, Watercolor Workshops Jun. 6, World Environment Day Jun. 11, APEC Annual Welcome Summer BBQ Jun. 13, Registration for children's classes, July, August & Autumn 2009

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. Jun. 11, Rose Ball, RSVP 718.886.3800 x 250 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. 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 May 23, 24, Urban Park Rangers, Fort Totten Bike Tour, free, Visitors Center, Bayside; 311.

May 28, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 21st Annual Parks Fleet Show (south of Unisphere);

May 30, Saltwater Fishing, ages 8+, World's Fair Marina, Pier 1 (north of Citi Field), register at 718.846.2731. May 29, Socrates Sculpture Park, Earth Day; May 31, State Fair Panel; Jun. 6, 2nd annual LIC Bike Parade; to Aug. 2, State Fair, Open Space: Temple of Dionysos, 2009, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC: 718.956.1819.

May 30, Bike New York, biking classes for ages 5+, bikes and helmets required, pre-register @ www.BikeNewYork.org/education, May 30, Bayswater Park, Beach Channel Drive and Beach 32nd Street; Jun. 6, Hallets Cove Playground, LIC.

To May 31, Cunningham Park, Big Apple Circus "Play On", $45/$15, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; ticket information, 800.922.3772.

Jun. 4, Forest Park, Read-a-thon, games, arts, crafts, scavenger hunt, learn how to ride a bike (pre-registration required), Dry Harbor Playground, Myrtle Avenue; 311 or www.nyc.gov/parks.

Jun. 6, 7, Cunningham Park, Relay for Life, Fresh Meadows; 800.227.2345.

To Nov. 1, Wildlife Conservation Society, Queens Zoo opens, for information call 311. •Mon. & Wed., City Parks Foundation/C.M. Peter Vallone Jr, CityParks Seniors Fitness, ages 60+, 8-weeks, registration required, Astoria Park; 718-760-6999 or www.CityParksFoundation.org. 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 22, Martin Luther H.S., Future Freshman Day for seventh grade, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.; 718.894.4000.

To Jun. 10, Flushing Christian School, K-8th grade, weekly open house school tour, $100 discount with tour, 41-54 Murray St., Flushing; RSVP 718.445.3533.

Jun. 19, P.S. 173 PTA, "Great American Bake Sale" fundraiser for America's hungry children, 174-10 67th Ave., Fresh Meadows; 718.358.2243. 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: Jun. 6, "Learn the Facts About Medicare Part D…"

Jun. 13, "Medicaid Provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005"

Jun. 20, A.M. Ann M. Carrozza discusses the state of state/federal estate taxes, RSVP Robert Salant, 347.532.3025 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: May 26, "Once" May 28, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" Jun. 1, Fifth Avenue Buildings Jun. 8, Old Bethpage Village, The Town Jun. 15, The West, Yosemite National Park 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.

Steinway S.C., 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472. Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173. Miscellaneous Senior Centers, New York State Bar Association, "Is Your Legal House in Order?" workshops/clinics on Health Care Proxies; Powers of Attorney; Living Wills; Do Not Resuscitate Orders; Organ Donations; Probate:

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