Gazette Calendar Of Events
Dec. 7, 11 a.m. Whitestone Veterans Memorial Assn., service, memorial field, 149th Street/15th Drive. Holiday Toy, Clothing, Food Drives
To Dec. 31, New York Cares “Winter Wishes for Kids and Families”, “20th New York Cares Annual Coat Drive”; go to www.nycares.org or call the Holiday Grapevine, 212.228.5000.
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. 4, 11:30 a.m., Woodhaven Business Improvement District, "Holidays in Woodhaven Weekend", Forest Parkway Plaza/Jamaica Avenue, free pictures with Santa, goodies, American flags and more.
Dec. 5, American Littoral Society, “Eat, Drink & Be Merry”, ugly auction, $45 food/drink included; VFW Hall, Broad Channel; 718.318.9344.
Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., VFW Flanders Field Post 150, Craft Fest & Flea Market, bargains galore, 51-11 108th St., Corona. Dec. 6, Flushing Town Hall, A Chanukkah Celebration: The Klez Dispensers; Dec. 13, 19, A Christmas Celebration: “The Nutcracker”;
Dec. 20, A Kwanzaa Celebration: Bakithi Kumalo, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing;
718.463.7700, x. 222.
Dec. 13, Bayside Hills Civic Association,
Holiday Lighting, Bell Boulevard/51st Avenue, Bayside.
Dec. 13, 1-5 p.m., Queens Historical Society, Historic Holiday House Tours 2009 @ Flushing Town Hall, Friends Meeting House, Kingsland Homestead, Lewis H. Latimer House & Voelker Orth Museum, call for information; 718.939.0647, x. 17.
Dec. 14, Oratorio Society of New York, Handel’s Messiah; Carnegie Hall; 212.400.7255.
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.
Dec. 20, Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Holiday Concert, Queensborough C.C. Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.,
Bayside; 718.279.3006. 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, Auditorium, 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. 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. 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. 8, 6:30 p.m., International Association of Administrative Professionals; Bourbon Street Restaurant, $25, contact Christine Haider, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 10, 5:45 p.m., Trustees & Committees Meetings of the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.
Dec. 14, 28, 8 p.m., Whitestone VFW Post 4787, all welcome, 19-12 149th St.; 718.746.0540.
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 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077: Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials Flushing Town Hall Through Jan. 2010, “Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea…”, ticket prices vary, 137- 35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700, x. 222. LaGuardia C.C. Performing Arts Center Dec. 5, Mariana Bekerman Dance Company, multi-media "BLACK & WHITE", 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482-5151. Long Island Children’s Museum to Jan. 3, 2010, KaleidoZone, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.6800:
Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: ongoing, “Behind the Screen”; daily, “ The Red Balloon” Queensborough C.C. Performing Arts Center Dec. 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, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6311.
Queens College Located on Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, for information and tickets, call 718.793.8080: 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 Society 69th Annual Winter Concert @ Colden Auditorium; to 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
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: Dec. 4-6, 9-10, 12-13, Rosa Loses Her Face; Dec. 4-20, Immigrants’ Theatre Project, Sweet Karma; Dec. 19-20, Paul Taylor Dance Company; to Dec. 26, The News in Revue, Santa Meets The Wicked Wizard; Dec. 29-30, “The Nutcracker”. Others Dec. 3-6, 9-12, 16-19, 20, Jan. 1-3, 2010, The Secret Theatre, “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”, Dec 10-13, 16-20, Jan 1-3, 6-9, 2010, "Titus Andronicus", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722.www.secrettheatre.com. Dec. 4, Queens Council on the Arts, Asian Jazz Fusion Concert; to Feb. 13, 2010, High 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. 4, American Bolero Dance Company, Tablao Flamenco; Auditorium Centro Español, 41-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria; 718.392.8888 or 917.288.7996.
Dec. 4-13, Universitas Civium Oratino, Tony Vaccaro: A Retrospective, photographic exhibit; The Buzzeo Building Gallery, 31-16 36th Ave., LIC; 917.734.8964.
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;
Dec. 12, New York Metropolitan Country
Music Association, Gunsmoke Christmas Dance, $12 p.m.; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328. 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, Christmas 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. •Fri. nights, Las Margaritas, jazz gigs, 83-22 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.205.1705.
•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, Association of Assistant Principals, 67th Educational Convention & Luncheon; LaGuardia Marriott; 917.412.1152.
Dec. 5, Children of Jamaica Outreach, 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. 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
Dec. 4, American Family Community Services "Peace UP & Violence DOWN", 10-week workshop, pre-registration, call 718.639.8370.
Dec. 7, 112th Precinct Community Council, Anti-drug or Anti-drunk driving poster contest deadline, ages 4-12, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills. •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 Dec. 6, Fort Totten Park, Urban Park Rangers Nocturnal Hike, Visitor center, 311. School News & Events
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.
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Central Queens YM/YWCA S.C., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011: 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 Relationships Dec. 21, Dierdre Donovan’s Broadway Music Dec. 22, Prison Problems in the USA… Dec. 30, Simcha Party & New Year’s Extravaganza
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. 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: Dec. 7, Lecture, Tiffany On Long Island 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: Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173.