2009-09-02 / 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 Associations Sep. 9, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic, St. Teresa Parish Center, 50-22 45th St., Woodside; 718.392.0416 Boards Sep. 8, 7:45 p.m., Board 9, Villa Russo Il Palazzo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill; 718.286-2686. Sep. 9, 7:30 p.m., Board 5, Christ the King Regional H.S., CNL Room, 3rd Floor, Door 10, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.366.1834.

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, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Astoria; 718.786.3335.

Sep. 10, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor, Sunnyside; 718.533.8773. Sep. 14, 7 p.m., Board 7, Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

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 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 Sep. 13, P-FLAG, Queens Chapter, Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., Forest Hills; www.pflag-Queens.org

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.

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 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 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 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

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 Sep. 5, Greek Cultural Center, Greek American filmmakers, free, 27-18 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria; 718.726.7329.

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

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. Sep. 13-Mar. 7, 2010, Socrates Sculpture Park, 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibit; Saturdays, Sculpture Drop-in Workshops, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC: 718.956.1819.

To Sep. 30, Flushing Town Hall, 2009 Members' Art Exhibit, Salon Sunday (& Saturdays), 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner- Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

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.

Sep. 24, Queens Chamber of Commerce reception, Business Person of the Year Awards, 98th Anniversary celebration, Terrace On the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 718.898.8599, www.queenschamber.org.

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

To Sep. 20, Socrates Sculpture Park, Outdoor Fitness in the Park, rain or shine; 718.956.1819. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens 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.

Sep. 16, Queens Chamber of Commerce Town Hall meeting on healthcare reform, Bulova Corporate Center Conference Room, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights; 718.898.8599, www.queenschamber.org.

Sep. 23, no-cost mammograms, Board 6, 73- 05 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills; 1.800.453.8378, ext. 1, by appointment only.

•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

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 Revisited: 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

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.

Sep. 20, Hon Gloria D'Amico Fun/Run/Walk, Astoria Park Track (Shore Boulevard); 718.728-0946.

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, nokill 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. 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:

To Sep. 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:
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
Sep. 25, Reception & Artist Talk
To Sep. 25, Open Studio: Papermaking

Queens County Farm Museum Take a 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. 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 hope4391@comcast.net.

Oct. 10, Flushing H.S., Classes of '79, '80, '81; Melville Marriott Hotel. For information: Lisa Shaw Goldstein, lisagold23@aol.com (1979); Noreen Rosen Montesano, norsway@ aol.com (1980), Debra Oltsik Greene, sportsmom23@aol.com (1981).

Nov. 14, Immaculate Conception School, 85th Anniversary, dinner dance, silent auction and more; Riccardo's, 21-01 21st St., Astoria; 718.728.1969 or www.ics85th.com School News & Events

Sep. 3, Queens College, "Women and Work", free, 15-week "core" job training program, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.997.4899.

Sep. 10, LaGuardia C.C., GED Open House, 31-10 Thomson Ave., E-242, LIC; 718.482.5985 or 718.482.5061.

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@ic.org. Seniors Meet & greet, play games, take advantage of 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: Sep. 11, 2nd Annual Art Show 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.

Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center, 106- 06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718.520.8197.

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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