2009-11-25 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary
Thanksgiving Celebrations

Nov. 26, noon-4 p.m., The Greek American Homeowners Association, food, drink, music, free, 23-49 31st St., Astoria; 718.545.4046.

Nov. 26, 28, Salvation Army Thanksgiving celebration, worship, fellowship, feeding program, volunteer bell ringers wanted; Ridgewood Church; 718.497.4356. Pearl Harbor Day

Dec. 7, 11 a.m. Whitestone Veterans Memorial Assn., service, memorial field, 149th Street/15th Drive. Holiday Toy, Clothing, Food Drives

Dec. 17 deadline, Assemblymember Ann- Margaret Carrozza’s 13th annual toy drive to help Queens families, call 718.57.3588 for information. Chanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa

Dec. 5, American Littoral Society, “Eat, Drink & B Merry”, ugly auction, $45 food/drink included; VFW Hall, Broad Channel; 718.318.9344.

Dec. 5, Immaculate Conception Church, Joy of Christmas Through the Spirit of Jazz Concert, $20, ditmars Boulevard, Astoria; 718.728.1969.

Dec. 13, Bayside Hills Civic Association, Holiday Lighting, Bell Boulevard/51st Avenue, Bayside.

Dec. 15, Forest Hills Senior/Community center, Christmas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa Party, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010.

Dec. 16, 112th Precinct Community Council, Holiday party; Russell Sage J.H.S., 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills; 718.520.1010. Dec. 19, The Pancyprian Choir, Christmas with the Pancyprian Family Concert; church of St. Catherine & George; 718.535.3533. Community Meetings Date & time subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., North Queens Homeowners Civic; Lexington School for the Deaf, 75th Street, Jackson Heights.

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

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

Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Dutch Kills Civic; Growing Up Green School (formerly St. Patrick’s School, 39-28 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.

Jan. 26, 2010, Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside. Boards Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Board 4; Flander’s Field VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor; 718.533.8773. Dec. 9, Jan. 13, 2010, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, Jun. 9, Sep. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.

Dec. 14 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs 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.

Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates. Community Councils 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. 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 Dec. 16, District 26, Town Hall, Chancellor Klein; P.S./I.S. 266, 74-10 Commonwealth Blvd., Glen Oaks. 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. 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 Dec. 2, 9 a.m., Queens Interagency Council on Aging, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-268-5954.

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m., Administrative Committee of the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

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.

Dec. 7, 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.

Dec. 10, 5:45 p.m., Trustees & Committees Meetings of the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

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. •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 Dec. 6, A Chanukah Celebration: The Klez Dispensers; Dec. 13, 19, A Christmas Celebration: “The Nutcracker”; Dec. 20, A Kwanzaa Celebraton: Bakithi Kumalo, $15/$12/$10; through Jan. 2010, “Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea…”, ticket prices vary, 137-35 Northern Blvd., 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 Ongoing, “Behind the Screen”; daily, “ The Red Balloon”, 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077. Queensborough C.C. Performing Arts Center Dec. 2, 3, Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown; Dec. 5, Queensborough Symphonic Band; Dec. 6, “The Third Reich Comes to Long Island”; Dec. 9, Lily’s Crossing; Dec. 10, Children’s Orchestra Society 41st Annual Winter Concert; Dec. 12, Queensborough Chorus/Gospel Chorus; Dec. 20, Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Holiday Concert, 56th Avenue, Bayside; 718.631.6311. Queens College Dec. 1, Young Musicians from Concert Artists Guild; Dec. 2, QC Wind Ensemble; Dec. 3, Electronic Music Concert; Dec. 7, QC Opera Studio; Dec. 8, QC New Music Group, Tessera String Quartet; Dec. 9, QC Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble; Dec. 10, Faculty recital, An Evening of Choral Music; Dec. 13, Ki-Sui- An Shakuhachi Dojo; Dec. 15, N-E-W Trio; Dec. 19, QC Choral Societyto Dec. 19, "Common Ground", Berlin Before, During, and After the Wall” exhibition of paintings, drawings & prints; to Dec. 23, The Human Form in Wire Drawings/Paper Mixed Media, 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: To Nov. 28, Nelida Tirado Flamenco, $33; Dec. 4-13, Rosa Loses Her Face, $32/$38. Dec. 4-20, Immigrants’ Theatre Project, Sweet Karma, $20/$18/$16; Dec. 19-20, Paul Taylor Dance Company, $41/$44. Others Nov. 28, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Neil Scott Johnson Thanksgiving dance; Dec. 12, Gunsmoke Christmas Dance, $12 p.m.; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.

Nov. 28, NY. Metropolitan Country Music Association, Neil Scott Johnson-Thanksgiving Dance, $13 includes food; Dec. 12, Gunsmoke- Christmas Dance, $12; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.763.4328. To Nov. 28-29, Dec. 2-5, The Secret Theatre, “Cyrano de Bergerac”; Dec. 3-6, 9-12, 16-19, 20, Jan. 1-3, 2010, “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”, www.secrettheatre.com.

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. Dec. 4, Queens Council on the Arts, Asian Jazz Fusion Concert; to Feb. 13, 2010, Hgh School to Arts School; 718.647.3377.

Dec. 4, Roberta Wells Conservatory, Believe In Me!; Corona Congregational Church, 102-18 34th Ave.; 651.707.4577.

Dec. 6, Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, Annual Holiday Concert, $15/$12; St. John's Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill; 718.849.1437.

To Dec. 6, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Mestizo Dance Company Grupo Musical, 41-17

Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

Dec. 11, 12, Green Space Studio, “Take Root”, $15, 37-14 24th St., Suite 301, LIC; 718.956.3037. Dec. 12, P.S. 1, Wayne Hodge & Daniel Perlin; to Jan. 4, 2010, Between Spaces; to Apr. 5, 1969, The Silhouette Returns, Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits, ONS-SITE 2: Chitra Ganesh;

ongoing, On-site, Free Space, $5 donation, 22- 25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org, www.moma.org.

To Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., The Pancyprian Choir, Chrsitmas with the Pancyprian, $20, Church of St. Catherine and George, 33rd Street and

Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; 718-535-3533.

Jan. 17-30, 2010, Bayside Historical Society seeks artists to exhibit artwork in their 9th annual juried art show; 718.352.1548.

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

Dec. 3, Queens Chamber of Commerce, 97th Annual Buildings Awards & Reception; Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing; www.queenschamber.org.

Dec. 5, children of Jamaica Oureach, 15th Annual Scholarship Gala; Crown Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; 888.275.0121.

Dec. 10, The Brandeis Association, Holiday Celebration Benefits Forestdale, Inc. non-profit foster care, $10 donation or new unwrapped toys at the door, $65; Floral Terrace, 250 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 222.brandeisassociation.org.

Dec. 12, Italian charities of America, Flea Market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

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

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

Mount Sinai Queens Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointment is required, call 718-267- 4333 for information: Dec. 2, Achieving Optimum Health…, Holiday Healthy Eating; Dec. 9, Managing Your Stress On The Holidays; Dec. 16, Uninsured? Underinsured?…; Dec. 17, Tips For Keeping Safe At Home.

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. Beginning Mid-November, F•E•G•S Health & Human Services, Partners in Caring bereavement/ older adult spousal loss, 97-45 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, 718.896.9090, x. 243. Historicals

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. 29, Jeff Orlick’s “The Roosevelt Avenue Taco Cart Crawl”, 74th to 111th Street; iwantmorefood. com.

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

Dec. 7, 112th Precinct Community Council, Anti-drug or Anti-drunk driving poster contest deadline, ages 4-12, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.

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, non-profit, 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. 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: Dec. 12, Hikes to Highlight: Freshwater 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 and greatly appreciated, 43- 50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886-3800:

Queens County Farm Museum Enjoy getting 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. 27, “Wildman” Steve Brill “Hunt For…”; Alley Pond Park/Oakland Lake, $15/$10; call for information, 914.835.2153.

Nov. 28, “Wildman” Steve Brill “Hunt For…”; Forest Park, Kew Gardens, $15/$10; call for information, 914.835.2153.

Dec. 6, Fort Totten Park, Urban Park Rangers Nocturnal Hike, Visitor center, 311. School News & Events

Nov. 29, Immaculate Conception School, Annual Flea Market, 21-63 29th St., Astoria; 718.728.1969.

Dec. 6, Martin Luther H.S., Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, 718.894.4000.

Dec. 6, Our World Neighborhood Charter School Parent-Teacher Organization talent show, donations being sought; Frank Sinatra H.S., 35-12 35th Ave., Astoria. 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. 30, Flu & pneumonia shots
Nov. 30, An Upbeat Approach to the Holidays
Dec. 1, SS Officer Michael Stolowitzky lecture
Dec. 2, Beatrice Nora Caflun piano concert
Dec. 7, Tamara Rosenfield Israeli singer
Dec. 8, An Obama Open Forum
Dec. 10, An Afternoon of Classical Music
Dec. 11, 18, Historian Marilyn Kaufman
Dec. 15, Get The Most Out Of Your
Dec. 21, Dierdre Donovan’s Broadway Music
Dec. 22, Prison Problems in the USA…
Dec. 30, Simcha Party & New Year’s
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:
Dec. 2, Holiday Bake Sale
Dec. 11, Holiday Gift Giving Sale
Dec. 16, Food Safety Lecture
Dec. 17, Eating Healthy During Holidays
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,
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;
Sunnyside Community Services Center for
Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173.

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