2009-08-26 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

9/11 'We Will Never Forget'

Sep. 10, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic Association/Port Authority of NY&NJ, 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street & Grand Central Service Road, Astoria Heights.

Sep. 12, 2 p.m., St. Michael's Cemetery, 9/11Memorial, reading of heroes names and looping video presentation, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.278.3240. Community Meetings Boards Sep. 1, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field VFW 150, 51-11 108th St., 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. 10, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor, Sunnyside; 718.533.8773.

Sep. 15, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs 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 & time subject to change. Community Councils Sep. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Jan. 26, 2010, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 22, 7 p.m., sharp, 114th Precinct; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.626.9327. Community Education Councils Aug. 27, Sep. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., District 26, call for locations, dates & time subject to change; 718.631.6927. Others 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.

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.

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 Aug. 27, Back To School Storytime; Aug. 30, Fancy Nancy Party (limit 20 attendees); Sep. 3, Let's Get Ready For School Storytime; Sep. 12, Back-To-School Craft: Sept. 13, Reading/Booksigning: John F. Kennedy International Airport (Images Of Aviation Series); Monday, Sep. 14, Open Mic Poetry; Sep. 17, Curious George Storytime; Sep. 20, The Big Red Dog Guest Appearance & Storytime; Sep. 21, Writing Workshop; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, call 718.380.7077 to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows Long Island Children's Museum To Aug. 31, Safer 3; to Sep. 6, KaleidoZone- Playing Favorites, prices vary; through Sep. 6, Summer Exhibit-The Big Adventure, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.5800. Museum of the Moving Image Aug. 29, 30, Le Bonheur, Pierrot Le Fou; to Aug. 30, Moving Image Masterpieces: New Wave Essentials @ Queens Theatre in the Park; Sep. 14, Bright Star @ Directors Guild Theater ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; daily, "The Red Balloon", 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077. Queensborough C.C. Performing Arts Center Sep. 25, 26, 30, Oct. 1-3, Pillowman, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information, 718.631.6311

Queens Museum of Art To Aug. 28, Passport Fridays 2009: 5th

International Outdoor Film, Dance & Music Series; 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 Aug. 29, Bella Italia Mia, Enrico Caruso Museum of America; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

Aug. 29, 30, The choreography of Esther M. Palmer: Find Me in Here, @ Green Space Studio, LIC; esthermpalmer@gmail.com.

Aug. 29, 30, fringenyc…, "eat DRINK&beMERRY, $15; Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane; 866.468.7619. Aug. 29, 30, Socrates Sculpture Park, Float, temp art & live performances; Sep. 13-Mar. 7, 2010, 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibit;

Saturdays, Sculpture Drop-in Workshops, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC: 718.956.1819.

Aug. 29, Sep. 5, Greek Cultural Center, Greek American filmmakers, free, 27-18 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria; 718.726.7329. Aug. 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; to October, Leandro Erlich; ongoing, On-site, Free Space, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org, www.moma.org.

Aug. 30-Sep. 30, Flushing Town Hall, 2009 Members' Art Exhibit, Salon Sunday (& Saturdays), 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700.

To Aug. 30, Sep. 2-5, Queens Players/Secret Theatre, "As You Like It", $15, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.581-6477.

Sep. 12, York College Performing Arts Center, Latin Giants Orchestra, $20/$10, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 718.262.2840.

Sep. 12, Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival, $10 suggested donation, Sunnyside Gardens Park, 49th Street/39th Avenue, www.sunnysideshorts.net.

Sep. 12, The Creek, Dumpster Tequila, free, 10- 93 Jackson Ave., LIC. Sep. 12, 26, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances; Mon./Fri., Dance with Instruction, admission $10, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100. Sep. 12, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Mary Lamont; Oct. 17, San Antones Halloween Dance; Nov. 28, Neil Scott Johnson Thanksgiving dance; Dec. 12, Gunsmoke Christmas Dance, $12 n.m.; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328. Sep. 13, Noguchi Museum, Second Sundays: Music in the Garden, Marta Topferova, suggested donation $10, Vernon Boulevard, LIC, www.noguchi.org. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner- Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Aug. 29, Sunnyside Summer Streets, Native American storyteller Bobby Gonzalez (Taino), Jazz It Up with Tosh Sheridan Trio, 46th Street & the Arch @ Queens Boulevard,

Sep. 8, Panera Bread opens doors early to benefit St. Mary's Kids; Sep. 14, "Earn Dough While You Eat", Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Bell Boulevard, Bayside.

Sep. 13, Queens Community Civic Corp. Street Fair & Flea Market, raindate Sep. 27, vendors wanted, sell your stuff, promote your business, between Park Drive East & 136th Street, Kew Gardens Hills; 718.261.8015.

Sep. 19, Italian Charities of American, flea market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Sep. 20, Astoria Restoration Association's 30th Annual Astoria Alive Street Festival, vendors wanted, raindate Sep. 27, 31st Street between Ditmars Boulevard & 21st Avenue; 718.726.0034.

Oct. 18, GWDC 29th Annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival, Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard; 718.805.0202.

Ongoing, Loving Touch Animal Rescue, adopt a pet, 718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425. Health

Aug. 29, AFCS Anger Management/Parenting Skills workshops, "Every Child Matters and Every Parent Matters", English & Spanish, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718.639.8370.

To Sep. 20, Socrates Sculpture Park, Outdoor Fitness in the Park, rain or shine; 718.956.1819. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens To Aug. 31, What is PCAP Medicaid & Are You Eligible?; Sep. 3, How to Lower Your Sodium Intake"; Sep. 17, Having a Bad Foot Day?; Sep. 30, Most Common Health Problems…; Sep. 15, Summer Yoga for the Fabulous 50s+; Wed., blood pressure screening. NOTE: Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointments is required, call 718-267-4333 for information.

•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

Aug., Queens Historical Society, 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. Sep. 9, Bayside Historical Society, 12-week children's dance program, 917.601.6839, $165; to 2010, "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.

Sep. 12, 13, Historic House Trust, 20th Anniversary Heritage Weekend, King Manor Museum, Kingsland Homestead, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Queens County Farm Museum. For information go to www.historichousetrust.org.

To Nov., Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, Royal Roots Revisted: Saluting the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau at Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, donation $3,1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest

Aug. 27, B.P. Helen Marshall hosts Uruguayan Cultural Week 2009 proclamation & awards program; Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; RSVP 718.286.2853.

Aug. 29, Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, 14th Annual Full-Day Tennis & Music Festival, $20/$10, USTA Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, Queens; www.usopen.org.

Aug. 29, Woodhaven BID, "Back to School Sales Day, Jamaica Avenue & Dexter Court to 100th Street; 718.805.0760.

Sep. 1, Bay Terrace Community Alliance, 10th Annual Meet The Candidates Night, Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside; 347.542.7311.

Sep. 5, City Council Candidate Paul Vallone; Ben's Deli, Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Bayside.

Sep. 5, 22, Family Focus Adoption Services, "Adoption Today", 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little Neck; 718.224.1919 or www.familyfocusadoption.org.

Sep. 9, EQLI Networking Group; Ronald McDonald House of L.I., 27-07 76th Ave., New Hyde Park; RSVP 718.217.0009.

Sep. 10, 12, 13, Flushing YMCA, tryouts for Flyers swim teams, ages 6-18, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.961.6880, x. 140 or www.flushingflyers.com.

Sep. 10, 17, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Mentoring Orientation Session, for information call 212-614-5555 or 212-614-5557.

Sep. 12, Fractured Atlas & The Chocolate Factory Theater 26th District City Council Candidates Forum on Arts and Culture, space limited, RSVP by Sep. 4, 5-49 49th Ave., LIC; 917.364.1110 or 718.974.8383. To Oct. 31, Myrtle Avenue BID/Ridgewood LDC/NYC Council on the Environment, Youth Market/Green Farmers Market, Ridgewood Memorial Triangle, Myrtle & Cypress Avenues; 718.381.7974 or 718.366.3806.

To Nov. 21, LIC Greenmarket Farmers Market, 48th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard & 5th Street.

To Nov., Jackson Heights Greenmarket, recycle clothing & textiles, 34th Avenue between 77/78th Streets. For information go to www.cenyc.org.

Through November, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Skillman Avenue between 42nd/43rd Streets. •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. 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, fees vary, pre-registration advised, dates & times may change; for program information, 718.229.4000: Aug. 29 Timid Turtles Sep. 2-7, Family "Staycation" @ Alley Pond Adventure Course Sep. 26, National Estuaries Day Festival 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:
Aug. 31-Sep. 25, Open Studio: Papermaking
Sep. 3, Demonstration
Sep. 5-7, Hands on Papermaking
Sep. 11, Reception & Artist Talk
Sep. 12, Art Workshop for Children
Sep. 15-18, Artist in Residence Makes Paper
Sep. 19. 20, Art Workshop for Adults

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