2009-12-23 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary
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.

To Dec. 31, Cross Island YMCA, gifts needed for "Strong Kids" campaign, donate online go to www.ymcastrongkids.org/nyc or call 718.551.9314. Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Jan. 9, 2010, Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven.

Jan. 26, 2010, Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside. Boards Jan. 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141. 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. Clubs Feb. 9, 2010, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. 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 Jan. 21, 2010, Feb. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, District 30, call for time and place; 718.391.8380. 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. Others Jan. 7, 28, 2010, Feb. 18, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, 29, May 27, Jun. 17, Jul. 8, 29, Aug. 19, Sep. 16, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 30, 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. Jan. 25, 2010, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10, Jun. 14, Jul. 12, Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board; B.P.’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.2860. Jan. 5, 26, 2010, Feb. 2, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 15, Jul. 13, Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet; B.P.’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.2860. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst. Arts & Entertainment

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700, x. 222: Through Jan. 2010, “Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea…”, ticket prices vary,

Long Island Children’s Museum 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.6800: To Jan. 3, 2010, KaleidoZone. Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: To Jan. 3, 2010, Holiday Family Fun Moving Pictures Workshop; sto-Motion Animation Workshop, Short Films from Pixar; Jan. 18, “Kirikou & The Sorceress” screening & workshop for kids;

ongoing, “Behind the Screen”; daily, “The Red Balloon”. Queensborough Community College Jan. 17, Blessed is the Match…; Jan. 30, Sister Sledge & Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.

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. 26, The News in Revue, Santa Meets The Wicked Wizard; Dec. 29-30, “The Nutcracker”; Jan. 9, Hudson Vagabond Puppets “Ferdinand the Bull”. Others Jan 1-3, 6-9, 2010, , The Secret Theatre, "Titus Andronicus"; Jan. 1-3, 2010, “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722.www.secrettheatre.com. To Jan. 4, 2010, P.S. 1, Between Spaces; Jan. 9, Monster Island Czar; 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. Jan. 9, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, San Antones; Feb. 13, Mary Lamont; Mar. 13, Patience & The Cowboy Angels; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.

Jan. 9, Louis Armstrong House Museum. POPS: A Life of Louis Armstrong, book party, 34-56 107th St., Corona; 718.478.8274.

Jan. 9, 10, Thalia Spanish Theatre, “Little Red Riding Hood” visit by The Three Kings follows, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3800.

Jan. 10, Noguchi Museum: Second Sunday, “Sculpture in the Landscape”, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC; 718.204.7088.

Jan. 10, Con Brio Ensemble, Twilight Concert; Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills; 718.459.1277. Jan. 16, 30, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dance; Mon & Fri., dance with instruction, $10, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Jan. 19, 20, Andrean Players auditions for 2010 production, “Cinderella”, 718.460.3072.

To Feb. 13, 2010, Queens Council on the Arts, High School to Arts School; 718.647.3377.

To Mar. 7, 2010, Socrates Sculpture Park, 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship ’09 (EAF09) 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

Jan. 9, 2010, 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. •Ongoing, •Muffin’s Pet Connection helps find homes for pets, donations appreciated; 718.833.7988 or www.muffins.org.

•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. Health

To Jan. 11, 2010, FDNY/NY Blood Center, “4FDNY” blood collection, appointments www.nybloodcenter.org or 800.933.BLOOD.

Mount Sinai Queens Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointment is required, call 718- 267-4333 for information: Jan. 12, 2010, YOGA for the Fabulous 50’s and Beyond;

Jan. 19, High Heels to Hightops…; Jan. 20, Your Surgery: The First Step to Recovery; Jan. 21, What is Laparascopic Surgery…?; Jan. 28, The ABC’s of Children Nutrition. Other Health 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.

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

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

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

Jan. 9, 2010, NYS Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr, EWaste Collection, 159-53 102nd St., Howard Beach; 718.738.1111.

Jan. 10, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Jr. NBA Basketball League skills evaluation;

Jan. 17-Mar. 14, divisional games, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011. •1st, 3rd, 5th Sat., Queens Best Toastmasters Club, public speaking/ communication, free; Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway; call Mark, 718.457.8390. •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 and Scouts, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, fees vary, pre-registration advised, dates & times may change; for program information, 718.229.4000:

Daily, APEC’s Gift Shop purchases benefit APEC Feb. 28, Tea & Treasures

Mar. 20, APEC Square Dance

Apr. 18, Walk for 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. School News & Events

Jan. 19, I.S. 10, speaker & author Walter Dean Myers, 45-11 31st St., LIC; 718.278.7054. 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, call for fees; 718.268.5011:

Dec. 30, Simcha Party & New Year’s Extravaganza

Jan. 6, 13, 21, 27, Self-Portrait workshops

Jan. 12, Mass Immigration: Good for America?…

Jan. 13, Project Posterity…

Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, The Successful Retirement Group

Jan. 14, Zumba

Jan. 18, From Swastika to Jim Crow 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.

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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