2010-01-06 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary
Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Jan. 9, Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven.

Jan. 26, Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside. Boards Jan. 7, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor; 718.533.8773.

Jan. 11, Feb. 8, 7: p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Jan. 12, 7:45 p.m., Board 9; Punjabi Palace, 91-52 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill; 718.286.2686. Jan. 13, 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.

Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Astoria; 718.786.3335. Clubs Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, 6:30 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.

Feb. 21, Mar. 18, 8 p.m., sharp, John F. Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; Margaret Tietz Center, 164-11 Chapin Pkwy., Jamaica; 718.298.7800, x. 0. Community Councils Jan. 19, 8 p.m., 102nd Precinct; Moose Hall, 118th Street, Richmond Hill. Jan. 26, 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, 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, Feb. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, District 30, call for time and place; 718.391.8380. Jan. 28, 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. 11, 25, 8 p.m., VFW Whitestone Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 718.746.0540.

Jan. 12, 4:30 p.m., Queens Library Committeee on Standards; 5:30 p.m. Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700. Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m., JWV Kew Forest Post 250: Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718.297.7711. Jan. 25, 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. 26, 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. Jan. 28, 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. •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: Jan. 10, Children’s Snowflake Craft; Jan. 11, Open Mic Poetry; Jan. 16, Educator Appreciation Week, pre-K to 12th grade; Jan. 18, Poetry Writing Workshop; Jan. 21, Reading/Signing, Hey Dad! Let’s Have A Catch. Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700, x. 222, ticket prices vary: Through Jan., “Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea…”, Jan. 30, Year of the Tiger: Lunar New Year Events, Traditional Korean Music & Dance, interactive arts; Feb. 12, Tigers in the House Exhibition; Feb. 14, Pan Asian Jazz; Feb. 20, Lunar New Year Dance Sampler; Feb. 27, Lunar New Year Tea Ceremony; Feb. 28, artist talk; Mar. 6, Chinese Blue Pipa Trio; Mar. 12, Chamber Ensemble Concert; Mar. 13, artist talk. Long Island Children’s Museum 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.6800.

Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: To 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: Jan. 9, Hudson Vagabond Puppets “Ferdinand the Bull”; Jan. 22, International Guitar Night. Others Jan. 8, 9, First String Players, "Arsenic and Old Lace", $10; St. Luke's, 87-34 85th St., Woodhaven.

To Jan. 9, The Secret Theatre, “Titus Andronicus”, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722, www.secrettheatre.com.

Jan. 9, P.S. 1, Between Spaces; to Apr. 5, 1969, The Silhouette Returns, Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits, ON-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, P.S.1, Jibade-Khalil Huffman/Desi Santiago “Rising Currents”, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org.

Jan. 9, 10, Thalia Spanish Theatre, “Little Red Riding Hood” visit by The Three Kings follows;

Jan. 29-Mar. 21, “Borges & Piazzolla Tango”, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

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.

Jan. 30, Bella Italia Mia, Tony DeNonno “It’s One Family…”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 78.426.1240.

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

To Mar. 7, 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, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Jan. 9, Community Prevention Alternatives for Families in Crisis, Three Kings Day, gifts for infants to 12 years requested; Jan. 19, 1st Annual Benefit Luncheon, RSVP; Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows–Corona

Park; 917.865.5578.

•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, non-profit, no-kill organization, 89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park; 718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com. Health

Jan. 10, Cross Island YMCA, "July in January Pool Party"; 718.479.0505 or www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland.

To Jan. 11, 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, YOGA for the Fabulous 50s 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 ABCs 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 Reformed 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, 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, NYS Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr, E-Waste 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.

Jan. 13, 26, RSVP Mentors, age 55+, orientation, 105 E. 22nd St., Manhattan; 212.614.5557. •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: Jan. 16, Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16, 23, 30 “The Gates of Equality” Jan. 20, QB President Marshall Celebrates Black Heritage 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. 14, Kew-Forest, pre-K to 6th grade openhouse, 119-17 Union Tpke.; Halima Taha, director of admissions & financial aid, 718.268.4667, x.125.

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: Jan. 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 Jan. 19, Climate Change…politics & science 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: Jan. 10, 18, Weight Loss/Management Jan. 14, "Breathless" Jan. 19, Belle's Players Jan. 27, "Men Only Workshop" 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: Jan. 21, ROAC Fundraiser Jan. 22, No-cost Mammograms, appts. only Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718.520.8197: Jan. 13, Dino Rosi, La Voce di Napoli. 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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