2010-01-20 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Jan. 21, 8 p.m., FDR Democrats; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285.

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

Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 13, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 45th St., Woodside; 718.392.0416.

Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven. Boards Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor; 718.533.8773.

Feb. 8, 7: p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. 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, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, 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. 26, 7 p.m., 114th Precinct; Riccardo’s, Astoria. 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 location; 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. 21, 4:15 p.m., Queens Library, Committee meetings: Technology; 5;15 p.m. Finance & Investment; 5:30 p.m. Buildings & Grounds; 5:45 p.m. Board of Trustees, Central Library, 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. 26, 7 p.m., NYC Department Of Transportation; Maspeth Bypass and Intersection Normalization Study; Martin Luther H.S., 60-02 Maspeth Ave; 728.286.0886.

Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave/Woodhaven Boulevard; 718.845.3385. Jan. 28, Feb. 18, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, 29, May 27, Jun. 17, Jul. 8, 29, Aug. 19, Sep. 16, Oct. 7, 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.

Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee, 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 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077: Jan. 21, Reading/Signing, Hey Dad! Let’s Have A Catch; Feb. 6, Valentine’s Day Storytime; Feb. 8, Open Mic Poetry; Feb. 13, Black History Month Storytime; Feb. 15, Poetry Writing Workshop; Feb. 20, Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck and a Few Turtles.

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.

Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077:

ongoing, “Behind the Screen”; daily, “The Red Balloon”. Queensborough Community College Jan. 30, Sister Sledge & Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes; Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, Choral Society auditions. 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 take place in Flushing Meadows -

Corona Park, venues & ticket prices vary, call 718.760.0064 for information: Jan. 22, International Guitar Night: Brian Gore, Itamar Erez, Stephen Bennett & Lulo Reinhardt; Feb. 6-7, “Hot Peas ’n Butter” Others Jan. 21-24, 27-31, Feb. 3-5, Secret Theatre, “Romeo & Juliet”, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722. Jan. 25, Three Quintet of Americas Concert @ Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center; Jan. 26, Salvation Army Center of Queens & Community Mediation Services, for information go to www.quintet.org.

Jan. 29, Killing Kompany, Murder By The Biggest Loser!, $45; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 888.SHOOT-EM.

Jan. 29-Mar. 21, Thalia Spanish Theatre, “Borges & Piazzolla Tango”, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880. Jan. 30, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dance; Mon & Fri., dance with instruction, $10, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

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.

Feb. 3, Singer/songwriter/pianist Jeanne Marie Boes; LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd., LIC.

Feb. 4, Garrison Keillor “A Prairie Home Companion”; College Point Multiplex Theater, 28-55 Ulmer St., Whitestone.

To Feb. 13, Queens Council on the Arts, High School to Arts School; 718.647.3377. Feb. 13, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Mary Lamont; Mar. 13, Patience & The Cowboy Angels; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.

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. 5, P.S. 1, 1969, ON-SITE 2: Chitra Ganesh; ongoing, On-site, Free Space, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org, www.moma.org.

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. 21, Queens Council on the Arts, 2010 Queens Community Arts Fund Awards; Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.; 917.584.7710.

Jan. 24, Flushing CowParade/Greater NY Chinese Community Dollars for Scholars, Charity Auction, dinner, live/silent auctions; Mudan Banquet Hall; for tickets, call Jennifer Junkermeier, 212.359.4333.

Feb. 2, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Breakfast with B.P. Helen Marshall & Cabinet; LaGuardia Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst.

Feb. 6, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Feb. 10, American Heart Association Ninth Annual Go Red For Women luncheon; Crest Hollow Country Club; 516.450.9131.

•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

Through January, New York Blood Center needs Rh-Negative blood donors especially type O-negative; 800-933-2566, or go to www.nybloodcenter.org.

Jan. 22, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Second Annual Summit: Ways to Reduce Pedestrian Injuries in NYC, 79-01 Broadway, Auditorium, Room A1-22, Elmhurst; 718.334.1259.

Feb. 5, American Heart Association, Seventh Annual National Wear Red Day; 516.450.9111, 888.694.3278, or www.GoRedForWomen.org.

Mount Sinai Queens Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointment is required, call 718-267- 4333 for information: Jan. 21, What is Laparascopic Surgery…?; Jan. 28, The ABCs of Children Nutrition; Feb. 9, Cooking for the Heart, food tasting included; Feb. 10, Keeping Cool Through Hot flashes; Feb. 17, Understanding High Blood Pressure, Causes, Risks, Treatment; Feb. 18, It's Never Too Early To Take Care Of Your Heart; Feb. 25, Have A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle.

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.

Domestic Violence; American Family Community Services, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718.639.8370.

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. 23, Greater Astoria Historical Society, History Roundtable "The Civil Rights Movement"; Jan. 30, Old-time TV Shows; Feb. 2, Note by Note, The Making of Steinway L1037; Feb. 13, Old-Time Television Shows; Feb. 20, "Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War", 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor; 718.278.0700.

To Jan. 30 Bayside Historical Society, Celebration of the Arts, 9th annual mixedmedia art exhibit, Fort Totten Park, Bayside; 718.352.1548.

Jan. 31, Queens Historical Society, Patrick Fenton lecture on author Jack Kerouac’s importance to Queens history and literature, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 14.

To Jan. 31, Roosevelt Island Historical Society, 40th Anniversary, "Welfare Island: A Spirit of Place Past, photo exhibit, 888 Main St., Roosevelt Island. •Central Queens Historical Association, a source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496.

Items of Community Interest

Jan. 26, RSVP Mentors, age 55+, orientation, Opportunities Abound open house, 105 E. 22nd St., Manhattan; 212.614.5435.

Jan. 26, B.P. Helen Marshall, Inauguration Ceremony; York College, Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica.

Jan. 26, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Boating Skills & Seamanship Court, 8-lessons, 7 weeks, $75; Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach; 718.843.3802.

To Mar. 14, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Jr. NBA Basketball League 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: Jan. 23, Symphony 101: Shake, Rattle & Roll Jan. 23, 30 “The Gates of Equality” Jan. 28, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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 Jan. 23, 30, Snowpeople Jan. 26 or 24, Animal Care Trainee Jan. 30, Young Chefs Feb. 6, Tracking Winter Wildlife 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:

Feb. 1, I Heart Worms, Heart-Shaped Compost Cookies Feb. 13, Great Backyard Bird Count @ QBG Feb. 16, I Heart Worms for Kids Mar. 28, Spring Lawn Care 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 Feb. 2, The Black Spectrum Theatre sponsors of the Queens Arts & Culture Series; Vic Hanson Recreation Center, 133-39 Guy R. Brewer Blvd; Mar. 2; Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd; 311 or www.nyc.gov/parks.

Reunions Mar. 12, Holy Cross H.S. Classes of 1980, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, ’05; Mar. 13, Classes of ’60, ’65, ’70, ’75, School Gymnasium, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd; Gail Sicoli, 718.461.1288.

Sep. 25, Newtown H.S. Class of 1985 25th Reunion being planned, e-mail marialoves2write@ yahoo.com or call Linda Wong @ 212-591-8235 for information.

School News & Events

Jan. 22, Kew-Forest, 7 to 12th grade open house, 119-17 Union Tpke.; Halima Taha, director of admissions & financial aid, 718.268.4667, x.125.

Feb. 1, P.S. 151, French Dual Language Program open house, 50-05 31st Ave., Woodside, 718.728.2676.

Feb. 3, Bayside H.S./Young Audiences/Asia Society, Hindu Chola Performance; 718.229.7600, x. 2042.

Feb. 6, St. Francis Prep, Fathers’ Guild presents Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits, $35 gets you food, contests, prizes; 718.423.8810, x. 324.

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