2009-11-04 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Veterans’ Day

Nov. 11, 11 a.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial Assn., Veterans’ Day ceremony, 149th Street/15th Avenue.

Community Meetings

Date & time subject to change, call to confirm.

Associations

Nov. 7, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, 2010, Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven- Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven.

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

Nov. 12, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic; St. Teresa Parish Center, 50-22 45th St., Woodside; 718.392.0416.

Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; Growing Up Green School (formerly St. Patrick’s School, 39-28 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.

Nov. 24, Jan. 26, 2010, Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside.

Boards

Nov. 9, Dec. 14 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Nov. 10, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Board 4; Flander’s Field VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

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

Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.

Clubs

Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, 2010, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.

Nov. 19, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates.

Community Councils

Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 110th Precinct; New York Bethzatha Church of God, 85-20 57th Ave., Elmhurst; 718.426.9112.

Nov. 24, Jan. 26, 2010, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 22, Aug. 3, 8 p.m., 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 718.969-5100.

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

Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, 2010, Feb. 23, Mar. 24, Apr. 29, May 27, Jun. 17, 7 p.m., sharp, District 26; M.S. 67, Room B44A, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.631.6927.

Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 21, 2010, Feb. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, District 30, call for time and place; 718.391.8380.

Others

Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m., Borough President Land Use, Borough Hall, B.P’s Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Kew Gardens. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates.

Nov. 9, 23, 8 p.m., VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149th St., Whitestone; 718.746.0540.

Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., NYC Councilmember Julissa Ferreras; P.S. 19, 48-32 99th St., Corona; 718.651.1917.

Nov. 16, Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board, Borough Hall, B.P.’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates.

Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet; B.P.’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates.

Nov. 19, 5:45 p.m., Board of Trustees & Committees of the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble

Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, call 718.380.7077 to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Flushing Town Hall

Nov. 6, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers; Nov. 15, Greg Kennedy Innovative Juggler; Nov. 20, NEA Jazz Masters Reunion Concert; through Jan. 31, 2010, “Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea…”, ticket prices vary, Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718.463.7700, x. 222.

Long Island Children’s Museum

To Jan. 3, 2010, KaleidoZone; 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.5800.

Museum of the Moving Image

Nov. 12, ‘8 1/2’; Nov. 19, 2001: A Space Odyssey, $10 per film, $8 multi-show, $30 film-series pass @ QTIP; ongoing, “Behind the Screen”; daily, “The Red Balloon”, 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077.

Queens College

Nov. 5, Artist Fitz Maurice talk, 718.997.4646, QC Brass Studio; Nov. 9, Undergraduate Voice Recital; Nov. 10, Chamber Concert; Nov. 12, Voice Majors Recital; Nov. 15, Holocaust commemoration; Nov. 16, Songfest; Nov. 17, Tolerance Benefit Concert Tribute Jam to Louis Armstrong & Dizzy Gillespie @ Colden Auditorium;

Nov. 18, QC Orchestra; Nov. 19, Piano Majors Recital; Nov. 20, Lecture: “Evolution of Evolution; Nov. 23, QC Brass Ensemble; Nov. 24, QC Nota Bene Ensemble, Mendelssohn String Quartet; to Dec. 19, "Common Ground", Berlin Before, During, and After the Wall” exhibition of paintings, drawings & prints, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 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

Most events in Flushing Meadows –Corona Park; venues & ticket prices vary, call 718.760.0064 for information: Nov. 5, “Tokyo

Story”; Nov. 5, 7, Rosa Parks; Nov. 6, Peace Warrior; Nov. 7-8, Ballet Hispanico; Nov. 12, ‘8 1/2’; Nov. 19, “2001: A Space Odyssey”; Nov. 21, Marc Salem, Mindgames, Too, “Alice in Wonderland”; Nov. 27, “A Christmas Carol”.

Others

Nov. 5, P.S. 1, Editions & Artists’ Book Fair Preview Benefit; Nov. 14, Sahra Motalebi & J. Patrick Walsh 3; Nov. 22, Performa 09 closing celebration; to Jan. 4, 2010, Between Spaces; to Apr. 5, 1969, The Silhouette Returns, Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits, ONSSITE 2: Chitra Ganesh; ongoing, On-site, Free Space, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org, www.moma.org.

Nov. 5-7, 12-14, Queens Shakespeare, Inc. “Much Ado About Nothing”; Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing; tickets, 212.868.4444 or for group sales, 718.357.3842.

Nov. 5-21, Astoria Performing Arts Center, "Pillowman"; Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent, Astoria; www.apacny.org.

Nov. 6, Q Gardens Gallery grand opening, 80- 61 Lefferts Blvd.; RSVP, 347.494.5704.

Nov. 6, American Bolero Dance Company, Tablao Flamenco; Auditorium Centro Espa├▒ol, 41-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria; tickets/ reservations, 718.392.8888.

Nov. 6-Dec. 6, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Mestizo Dance Company Grupo Musical, 41- 17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

Nov. 7, Queens Council on the Arts, Fall 2009 Art Builds Community, interactive workshop series @ UN Federal Credit Union, 24-01 44th Rd., LIC, 347.505.3017; to Feb. 13, 2010, High School to Arts School; 718.647- 3377.

Nov. 7, 21, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dance, Mon. & Fri., Dance with Instruction $10 admission, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Nov. 8, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Concert; Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd; 718.374.1627.

Nov. 8, Noguchi Museum, Second Sundays: Isaac Shapiro Edokko: Growing Up a Foreigner in Wartime Japan, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC; www.noguchi.org.

Nov. 12-15, 17-22, 28-29, Dec. 2-5, The Secret Theatre, “Cyrano de Bergerac”; www.secrettheatre.com.

Nov. 14, Dumpster Tequila Musical Improv, free, The Creek, 10-93 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.dumpstertequila.com.

Nov. 14, Dina Denis Dance: Pieces of Life; LaGuardia C.C.. Little Theatre, Thompson Avenue, LIC; preregistration required, 718.482.5151.

Nov. 15, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Virsky Ukrainian Dance Company, $42/$39/$35, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6311.

Nov. 21, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Season Opener, Masterworks Concert Series: Strings Attached; @ Central Library, Jamaica, 718.990.0896.

Nov. 28, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Neil Scott Johnson Thanksgiving dance; Dec. 12, Gunsmoke Christmas Dance, $12 n.m.; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.

To Nov. 29, "The Best of the Best of Colombia", shows subject to change, $30/$27/$25, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

To 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 Apr. 15, 2010, Long Island City Artists 4- person Show; Riverview Restaurant, 2-01 50th Ave., LIC; 718.392.5000.

Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, “Comedyland”, free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.

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

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner-Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Nov. 5, Queens Community House 35th Anniversary Fundraiser; Citi Field, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718.592.5757, x. 214.

Nov. 7, Sunnyside Community Services, annual fall bazaar, vendors wanted, 43-31 39th St., Sunnyside; 718.784.6173.

Nov. 12, Flushing/Bayside YMCA, 9th Annual Community Service Awards Dinner, benefiting Strong Kids Scholarship; Kum Gang San Restaurant, 138-28 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.961.6880, x. 130.

Nov. 14, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments, fun, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Nov. 18, Brandeis Assoc. & United Sikhs, Breakfast with Brandeis, RSVP Bernice Siegal, 718.298.1080.

Nov. 18, LICBDC Annual Luncheon & Trade Show; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718.786.5300, x. 21.

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

Health

Nov. 6, H1N1 Flu Vaccinations, @ Queens Health Center, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, 718.657.7088; Nov. 13, @ LIC Health Center, 36-11 21st St., LIC; 718.482.7772, no appointment necessary, free.

Nov. 9, Dec. 7, QSAC free training series for caregivers of autistic people, "What's Out There & How To Get It", 25-09 Broadway, Astoria; register, 212.677,4650, x. 20.

Nov. 21, LaGuardia C.C. Caregiver Education Seminar, $35 + $15 registration fee, 29-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5097.

Mount Sinai Queens

Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointment is required, call 718-267- 4333 for information: Nov. 10, Sleepless In Queens…; Nov. 12, How To Get Moving…; Nov. 17, Preparing Healthy Meals; Nov. 19, Breathe Better….

Other Services

•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.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, women only, Fridays; Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032.

Mammograms, Mondays, Community Healthcare Network’s Helen B. Atkinson Health Center, 81 W. 115th St., Manhattan; 212.360.2565.

•Overeaters Anonymous, Fridays; Unity Center of Flushing, 42-11 155th St., Flushing.

•The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York, health coverage Web site, go to www.NYConsumerHealth.org.

Sakhi for South Asian Women support group meetings, weeekends; for information call 212.714.9153, x. 108.

•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

Nov. 8, Queens Historical Society, Illustrated Lecture: Industrial Exhibits of the 1964 World’s Fair Grounds…, 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;

•Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496.

Items of Community Interest

Nov. 10, access.office inc., How to Start a Home Base Business & more networking;

Dec. 1, guest speaker Susan Sommers $15; Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy.; 718.225.6750, x. 236.

Nov. 20, Queens Forum, Creating an Inclusive Society…; LaGuardia C.C., Little Theatre, Thomson Ave., LIC.

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

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.

1st, 3rd Sat., Elmhurst Hospital, public speaking classes, free; call Mark, 718.457.8390.

•Sundays, Animal Center of Queens, adopt a homeless dog, or puppy, cat or kitten, nonprofit, no-kill organization, 89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park; 718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com.

•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. For program information, call 718.990.0700:

Nov. 9, East Elmhurst Library, "Pathway to U.S. Citizenship" & civics workshops, free, z95-06 Astoria Blvd.; 718.424.2619.

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, preregistration advised, dates & times may change; for program information, 718.229.4000:

Nov. 7, Mad Scientist: As The Leaf Turns

Nov. 11, 18, Watercolor Workshops

Nov. 14, Bird Walk @ Jones Beach, An Evening With The Stars

Nov. 14, 15, Itsy Bitsy Spiders

Nov. 14, 15, Animal Care Trainee, ages 8-12

Daily, APEC’s Gift Shop purchases benefit APEC

Queens Botanical Garden

Lovely any time of the year the grounds at the gardens offers peace and tranquility, volunteers are always needed amd greatly appreciated, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886-3800:

Queens County Farm Museum

Get outside and take a walk around the grounds at the farm, 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.

Others

Nov. 7, Friends of Oakland Lake & Ravine Youth Stewardship Program, Fall Clean-Up, volunteers needed; 917.922.8796.

Nov. 7, NYC Audubon/TogetherGreen, Idlewild Park, “Keep Idlewild Wild, helping nature take root; 917.817.8822.

Reunions

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

Nov. 5, LaGuardia C.C., Choose the Right College Workshop, Thompson Avenue, LIC; preregistration required, 718.482.7244.

Nov. 5, 10 Kew-Forest School, open house, 119-17 Union Tpke.; Katherine Ferreira, 718.268.4667, x.125.

Nov. 8, P.S. 101, Autumn Lights Centennial Event, $75 p.p. benefits The School in the Gardens and Forest Hills Gardens Community House, 15 Borage Pl.; 347.545.0515.

Nov. 10 Kew-Forest School, open house, 119- 17 Union Tpke.; Katherine Ferreira, 718.268.4667, x.125.

Nov. 14, Immaculate Conception, 85th Anniversary @ Riccardo's, volunteers needed; 718.728.1969 or alumni@ic.org.

Nov. 11, 21, Martin Luther H.S. Academic Excellence Scholarship Exam, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.; 718.894.4000

Nov. 21, St. Francis of Assisi School, indoor Christmas flea market, rain or shine, vendors wanted, 21st Avenue/45th Street, Church Basement Astoria, ; 917.335.2695.

Senior Center Activities

Meet & greet, play games, learn another language, 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 with your community, volunteer your talents and 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 YM/YWCA S.C., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011:

Nov. 10, Iranian Nuclear Policy, Emancipation

Nov. 11, How To Protect Your Retirement

Nov. 15, Author Meir Shalev

Nov. 16, Tony Glint, Songs You Love “Jews of India” film

Nov. 24, Being Jewish In America Today

Nov. 30, An Upbeat Approach to the Holidays

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:

Nov. 10, flu shots, call for appointment

QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377.

Rego Park S.C., 93-29 Queens Blvd, 718.896.8511:

Dec. 6, “Jellyfish”

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:

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