2010-02-03 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings

Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial, 10-20 Clintonville St., Whitestone; 718.767.4323.

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.

Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside. Boards Feb. 4, Mar. 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. 9, 7:45 p.m., Board 9; The Fairfield Pavillion, 131-10 101st Ave., Richmond Hill;718.286.2686.

Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Board 5; Christ the King H.S., Cafeteria, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.366.1834. 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 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. 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 Feb. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, District 30, call for time and location; 718.391.8380. 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 Feb. 8, 22, 8 p.m., Whitestone VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149th St., Whitestone; 718.746.0540.

Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Board, FY 2011 Expense & Capital Budgets, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.2860.

Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee, Central Library, 89- 11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. NAMI; Zucker Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium, 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks.

Feb. 18, 6:15 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees, Finance & Investment, Buildings & Grounds Committees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700. 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. 18, 3 p.m., NYS DOT, Kosciuszko Bridge Project Update; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; Feb. 24; St. Cecilia’s Church, 84 Herbert St., Greenpoint; 718.482.4683. 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.

Feb. 24, 1 p.m.; Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue, Woodhaven; 718.845.3385. 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

Barnes & Noble 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077: 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: Feb. 7, Valentine’s Jewelry Workshop; 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”.

Queens College Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718.997.4747: Feb. 28, Circo Comedia, Keep Dancing: An Afternoon With Marge Champion; to Mar. 27, Scholars, Explorers, Priests: How The Renaissance Gave Us The Modern World.

Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; www.qcc.cuny.edu: Feb. 4, Jean-Michel Basquiat graffiti; Feb. 6, “The Sound of Music”; Feb. 9, Fourscore And Seven Years Ago; Feb. 10-11, Benny Andrews art; Feb. 11-12, Laura Ingalls Wilder; Feb. 17, Choral Society auditions; Feb. 17-18, Aaron Douglas Harlem Renaissance art movement; Feb. 20, Queens Symphony Orchestra-Bach to Dreams of Flying; Feb. 24-25, Kara Walker’s American life before the Civil War. 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: Feb. 6-7, “Hot Peas ’n Butter”; Feb. 13, Bianco, Forever Love; Feb. 21, 100 Years of Yiddish Theater Music From Shtetl to Klezmer Revival. Others Feb. 4, Garrison Keillor “A Prairie Home Companion”; College Point Multiplex Theater, 28-55 Ulmer St., Whitestone; Union Square Stadium 14 Theater, 850 Broadway, Manhattan. Feb. 6, Con Brio/Musica Reginae: Part 1, World of Winds; Feb. 13, Part 2, Strings Attached @ Flushing Library; 718.326.4455.

Feb. 10-14, 17-20, Secret Theatre, “Romeo & Juliet”; The Servant to Two Masters, The Importance of Being Earnest; Feb. 24-28, Cosa Fan Tutte/Serse, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722.

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

Feb. 13, Dumpster Tequila: Groundhog Time! Valentine’s Edition!; The Creek, 10-93 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.dumpstertequila.com

Feb. 13, Salvation Army Astoria, Valentine’s Dinner Theater “Good Medicine Vaudeville”, $20 p.p. 45-18 Broadway, LIC; 718.721.9046. 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. Feb. 13, 27, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dance; Mon & Fri., dance with instruction, $10, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Feb. 14, Big Fish Productions/Promos & NY Hysterical Society “Comedy & Blues for Valentine’s Day; Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 631.383.3943.

Feb. 14, Con Brio Ensemble, Beethoven & Brahms, $12/$10; Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave; 718.459.1277.

Feb. 20, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Bach To Dreams of Flying, QCC Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.

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 Mar. 21, Thalia Spanish Theatre, “Borges & Piazzolla Tango”, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880. To Apr. 5, P.S. 1, 1969, ON-SITE 2: Chitra Ganesh; ongoing, On-site, Free Space, Studio Visit Web site @ http://ps1.org/studio-visit/, $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

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.

Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Employment Law Breakfast Seminars, space limited, registration required; 718.898.8500.

Feb. 14, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, Onderdonk House wine tasting party & fundraiser, $40 p.p., reserve early, 18-20 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood; 718.456.1776.

Feb. 19, Flux Factory, Inaugural Exhibition & Gala, 39-31 29th St., LIC; 718.707.3362.

•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

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

Feb. 5, Astoria Sports Complex & Dr. Sharon Cadiz of 747 Seminars are partnering to “Give a Valentine to Your Heart”, reservation required, 34-38 38th St.; 718.786.1986.

Feb. 11, QSAC, presentation “Evidenced-Based Practice with Adolescents/Adults…”, 25-09 Broadway, Astoria; 212.244.5560, x. 2059.

Feb. 15-Mar. 9, Sunnyside Arts, Mom & Me Latin Dance, 18-24 months, Flamenco Workout for New Moms/Dads, Introduction to Flamenco for Adults, registration required, Sunyside Arts Cooperative, 45-08 40th St., A1; 347.415.0821.

Mount Sinai Queens Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointment is required, call 718-267- 4333 for information: 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. New York Hospital Queens Feb. 4, @ Flushing Library, heart disease risk factors including obesity and cholesterol; Feb. 11, new ways to identify and treat irregular heartbeats; Feb. 18, circulatory problems and peripheral vascular disease; Feb. 25, minimizing heart attack risks, 41-17 Main St., Flushing; Feb. 4 @ St. John’s, exercise your heart healthy @ St. John's, Jamaica Estates; Feb. 5 @ NYHQ Cardiac Health Center, Exercise is Good Medicine Day 174-03 Horace Harding Xway, Fresh Meadows; Feb. 12 @ Bulova Building, Healthy Heart Screening, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 220, Jackson Heights; Feb. 22 @ Flushing Y, 138-46 Northern Blvd., reservations & information; 800.282.6684.

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, weekends; 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 •Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Louis Armstrong House Museum Black History Month, reservations required, 34-56 107th St., Corona; 718.478.8274. Feb. 13, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Old- Time Television Shows; Feb. 20, "Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War", 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor; 718.278.0700.

Feb. 14, Bayside Historical Society, Valentine’s Day Tea @ The Castle, $28 p.p., reservations required, Fort Totten Park, Bayside; 718.352.1548.

Feb. 14, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society wine tasting & fundraiser (see Breakfast, Lunches, Dinner-Dances, etc.). •Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., King Manor Museum, tours & school/group programs, Jamaica Avenue/140th Street, Jamaica •Central Queens Historical Association, a source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest

Feb. 4, Councilmember James Gennaro, “5 P.M. Rally to Save the Q74 Bus Line”, Queens Boulevard & Union Turnpike, Kew Gardens; 718.217.4969.

Feb. 4, Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Understanding Kindergarten Enrollment: P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.803.6373.

Feb. 10, 17, 24, LaGuardia C.C., How to Prepare For and Apply To College Workshops, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC: 718.482.7244. Feb. 10, LICBDC Conduit, Financing Seminar; Feb. 25, Police, Transportation & Parks; Indra Smith, 718.786.5300, x. 21.

Feb. 13, Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, Valentine's Day Tour, reserve, The Center, 127- 15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens; 917.881.3358.

Feb. 17, Sen. Hiram Monserrate/Queens Chaper 32 Vietnam Veterans of America, compensation/ pension claims, education, healthcare benefits assistance, 32-37 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.205.3881.

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: Feb. 4, Scholars, Explorers, Priests… Feb. 5, Black History Month Quest for Kids Feb. 6, 8, Urban Stages: “At the Pole” Feb. 11, 13, 22, Urban Stages: Warriors Don’t Cry”

Feb. 13, Harlem On My Mind, “The Gates of Equality”, Stitching Stories of Underground Railroad, Dino Rosi, St. Valentine’s Concert

Feb. 28, Circo Comedia, Keep Dancing: … With Marge Champion 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. 6, Tracking Winter Wildlife
Feb. 13, Animal Care Trainee,Valentine Treats
Feb. 13, 27, Perfectly Penguin
Feb. 20, An Evening With The Stars
Feb. 27, Mad Scientists Acid Rain
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. 10, 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. 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

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

Mar. 20, St. Sebastian School, Supermarket Bingo fundraiser, hot dinner buffet, 50/50 raffle, prizes, $25 at the door, age 21+, Auditorium, 39-76 58th St., Woodside; 917.520.3444.

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