Gazette Calendar Of Events
4th of July
Jul. 4, 10 a.m., TEA (Taxed Enough Already) PARTY, Bowne Park, 32nd Avenue/159th Street, Flushing. Community Meetings Boards Sep. 1, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; St. Paul's Community Center, 98-16 55th Ave., Corona; 718.760.3141.
Sep. 9, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.
Sep. 10, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Astoria; 718.786.3335.
Sep. 15, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs Aug. 13, Sep. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates, dates and time subject to change. Community Education Councils Jul. 16, 8 p.m., District 30; Queens Integrated Service Center, 28-11 Queens Plaza North, 5th Floor, LIC; 718.391.8380. Others 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. 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. 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 Jul. 2, Stars & Stripes Storytime Craft; Jul. 10, Children's Origami Flowers Workshop; Jul. 13, Open Mic Poetry; Jul. 14, Fun In The Sun Storytime; Jul. 18, Cookie Mouse Guest Appearance & Storytime; Jul. 20, Poetry Writing Essentials; Jul. 21, Dr. Seuss Storytime; Jul. 26, American Girl Party; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, call 718.380.7077 to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. Museum of the Moving Image Jul. 11, 12, Bob Le Flambeur, Breathless; Jul. 18, 19, The 400 Blows, And God Created Woman; Jul. 25, 26, La Collectionneuse, My Night at Maud's;
ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; daily, "The Red Balloon", 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077.
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 Jul. 4, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Red Hook Ramblers in concert, scatsinging lessons, tour; to Jul. 12, Gallery talk "A Little Story of My Own" Armstrong's Collages", 34-56 107th St., Corona; 718.478.8274. Jul. 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sep. 5, P.S.1, 2009 11th Annual Warm Up Music Series: to Sep. 14, Kenneth Anger, Jonathan Horowitz: "And/Or", Lutz Bacher: "My Secret Life, Florian Slotawa;
Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Northern Woodside Coalition, Concerts in Strippoli Square, 31st Avenue/54th street; 718.205.1030.
Jul. 9, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition: Waterfront Concet Series 2009, Gary U.S. Bonds; Jul. 16, Come Together, A Tribute To The Beatles; Jul. 23, 1910 Fruitgum Company; Aug. 6, Charlie Thomas Drifters, Astoria Park, Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard; 718.728.7820.
Jul. 9, Cello Rock Live @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, $15/$10, LIC; 718.482.5151. Jul. 11, 25, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances, $10 n.m.; Mon./Fri., Dance with Instruction, admission $10, 83- 20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Jul. 11, New York Metropolitan Country Music Assocaition, dance with Jan Slow & The Vanishing Cowboys, $12; Jul. 22, Sean Kershaw, Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven; 718.763.4328.
Jul. 18, Natalia "Saw Lady" Paruz, 7th Annual Musical Saw Festival; Trinity Church, 31-18 37 St., Astoria; 718.728.1115 or www.MusicalSawFestival.org.
Jul. 20, Xoregos Performing Company, "Brief Shorts; Forest Hills Library.
Jul. 22, Dino Rosi, The Voice of Napoli; Athens Park, 30th Avenue, Astoria; 718.204.2444.
Jul. 26, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Breezy Big Band Summer, Forest Park Bandshell, Woodhaven; Jul 29, @ St. John's University Great Lawn, Jamaica; 718.326.4455.
Jul. 31, Aug. 1, 2009 Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival, "JAMS Under the Stars", King Park, Downtown Jamaica.
To Jul. 31, LIC Artists: 100th Anniversary of the Queensboro Bridge, TRANS-POSITIONS, 646.369.7184, kbfitzgerald@ gmail.com or www.LICArtists.org.
To Aug. 6, York College Summer Jazz Program, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, www.york.cuny.edu.
To Aug. 6, Queens Council On The Arts, HS2AS visual arts portfolio program, free for high school juniors/seniors; www.queenscouncilarts.org.
To Aug. 14, Central Queens YM/YWHA, summer arts & sports, ages 5-11, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner- Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Jul. 18, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
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.
Ongoing, Loving Touch Animal Rescue, adopt a pet, 718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425. Health
Jul. 2, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Zumba cardio fitness program, $123 n.m.; exercise for cancer survivors, call for information, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.
Jul. 9, New York Mets 5th Annual Alzheimer's Awareness Day, Citi Field, group ticket sales, 718.559.3069.
Jul. 11, IES Medical blood drive and open house, 38-04 31st Ave., Astoria; 718.726.0404. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Jul. 23, Play It Smart With The Sun…; to Aug. 4, Story Telling Kids Reading Club Session I/Sesion 2: Wed., Minimally Invasive Surgery…; Thurs., Concerned About Diabetes… , 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, Al-Anon: Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, 718.728.5182; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, 718.335.7379; Steinway Reform Church, 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.
•Ongoing, Mammogram Mondays, Community Healthcare Network's Helen B. Atkinson Health Center, 81 W. 115th St., Manhattan; 212.360.2565. Historicals
Jul. 7, Roosevelt Island Historical Society, "Preserving NYCs Smallest Islands: Ellis Island", free, 524 Main St., www.rihs.us.
Jul. 15, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Beer Gardens of Queens lecture/tasting;
Jul. 25, Aug. 1, 8, Cinema Saturdays: Railway Journeys, Secrets of New York; Jul. 30, Walking Tour Astoria Waterfront; Aug. 5, The Historic East River lecture, 35- 20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria; 718.278.0700.
Jul. 16, Queens Historical Society: A Summer At The Ballpark author talks, The Early Polo Grounds; Jul. 26, Yankee Stadium: 1923-2008; Jul./Aug., Summer 2009 Kids Programs: Geometry Scavenger Hunt, Digging Up History, $4 per child; Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 14.
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. •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest Jul. 8, Queens Holistic Moms, Education Options Panel Discussion; Jul. 23, Playgroup & Art Activity; ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35th St., Astoria; 917.991.8575.
Jul. 16, Brandeis Association Starlight Cruise; World's Fair Marina, $85 p.p., 50/50 raffle; 718.298.1219 or 718.298.1080.
Jul. 18, Camp Bow Wow, one-year anniversary party and adoption drive, 47- 16 Austell Pl., LIC; 718.392.9663. •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 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:
Jul. 7, Daughter of Fortune
Jul. 8, Sizzlin' Summer Karaoke
Jul. 10, The Burnt House
Jul. 13, The Write Stuff, adult workshop;
Celebrate Your Family History; Saturday
Jul. 16, The Echo Maker
Jul. 18, Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
Nite People Reggae Concert
Jul. 23, Celebrate Your Family History
Jul. 25, Ray West Acoustic Metal Concert
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:
Jul. 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13 Watercolor Workshops, pre-register Jul. 11, Mad Scientist: Pond Scum Jul. 11, Wise-Brown Fan Club, Saturday Afternoon Story Time Jul. 12, 18, 19, Frogs & Polliwogs Jul. 18, An Evening With The Stars Queens Botanical Garden Spend some time taking in the grounds at the gardens, there's much to see and many things to do, volunteers are always appreciated, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886- 3800: Jul. 6-Aug. 20, HSBC Children's Garden Jul. 22, Aug. 9, Lunatic Weekend 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 Jul. 11, 12, Wildlife Conservation Society's Animal Antics, Cool Crafts, Snack Attack, Story Time, New Lambs; ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Other Parks Jul. 14, City Parks Foundation Concerts & Dance, Queensbridge Park: Sugar Hill Gang, Jul. 21, Lovebug Starski, Jul. 28, Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue, Aug. 1, Kulu Mele Dance & Drum Ensemble, Aug. 2, Dancing In The Streets: Hip Hop Generation; Springfield Park: Jul. 30, Chrisette Michele, Aug. 6, Heather Headley, Aug. 13, James Fortune & Trini-itree 57; Rochdale Park: Aug. 20, The Persuasions; 718.760.6999. Jul. 15, Socrates Sculpture Park, Outdoor Cinema 2009, "The Betrayal"; Jul. 22, "Contempt"; Jul. 29, Lou Reed's "Berlin"; to Aug. 2, Open Space: Temple of Dionysos, 2009; Aug. 5, "Waltz With Bashir"; Aug. 12, "Tulpan"; Aug. 19, "Gomorrah", 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC: 718.956.1819. To Jul. 20, Forest Park, Wallenberg Square; to Jul. 25, Dancing Under The Stars: Forest Park, Dry Harbor Playground; to Jul. 22, Little Bay Park, 212th Street, Little Neck; 311.
Jul. 21, Gantry Plaza State Park, Aug. 11, Third Rail Projects, 50th Avenue/East River, LIC; 311
To Jul. 23 City Parks Foundation: Summer 2009 Sports Programs, Golf Lessons Session I, ages 6-16; to Aug. 17, Tennis for Peewees (ages 5-7, Beginners (ages 8+) Intermediate (ability); July 27-Aug. 30, Golf Session II; various Queens parks, free, advance registration recommended; 718.760.6999.
Jul. 25, Baisley Pond Park, 4th Anual Southern Queens Gospel Fest, Rockaway Boulevard between Sutphin & Baisley Boulevard; www.nyc.gov/parks. Reunions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. School News & Events
Sep. 26, Mater Christi Alumni Reunion, Class of '69, '74, '79; call 718.721.7200, ext. 686 or e-mail mcalumni@ stjohnsprepschool.org.
Nov. 14, Immaculate Conception, 85th Anniversary @ Riccardo's, volunteers needed; 718.728.1969 or alumni@ icastoria.org. 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. 27, Flea market, in Large Game Room 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.
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.