2010-02-10 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings

Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Feb. 11, Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-38 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.

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.

Feb. 18, 8 p.m., FDR Democratic; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285.

Apr. 27, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Bayside Colonial Church, Basement.

Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside. Boards Feb. 16, 6 p.m., Board 1, Zoning Map & Resolutions; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.

Mar. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor; 718.533.8773. 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.

Mar. 16, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs 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.

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 Feb. 16, 8 p.m., 102nd Precinct; Moose Hall, 118th Street, Richmond Hill. 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. 11, NYS Senator Addabbo Jr.; Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St., Maspeth; 718.335.6049.

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. 17, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.

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. 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. 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. 16- Jun. 15, Genocide Among the Flowers: Seymour Kaftan’s Ponary Paintings; Feb. 21, New York Youth Symphony, The Rite of Spring; 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. 11, Benny Andrews art; Feb. 11-12, Laura Ingalls Wilder; Feb. 16, Choral Society auditions; Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center, Predictability of Genocide: The Case of Rwanda video and student panel discussion; 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 in the South before the Civil War.

Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, New York City Building, program information; 718.592.9700: ongoing, tours, permanent collections, World’s Fair

Panorama of the City of New York; .

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. 13, Bianco, Forever Love; Feb. 21, 100 Years of Yiddish Theater Music From Shtetl to Klezmer Revival.

York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, www.york.cuny.edu: Jazz Events, Feb. 22, Lincoln Center Presents, Black Rock Coalition's Tribute to Nina Simone; Feb. 26, Pianist Geri Allen. Others

Feb. 13, Con Brio/Musica Reginae: Part 2, Strings Attached @ Flushing Library; 718.326.4455.

Feb. 11-14, 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.

Feb. 20, The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy & Roadhouse, $12 at the door; Hollywood & Main, 57-33 Main St., Flushing; www.dansheehan.net.

Feb. 21, Comedian Steven Hofstetter; Forest Hills Jewish Center, Heller Ballroom; 718.263.7000. 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. 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.

Feb. 25, Mood Restaurant, Haitian Recovery Fundraiser, 120-29 83rd Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.849.MOOD.

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

•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. 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. 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. 11, @ Flushing Library, 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. 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. 13, Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, Valentine's Day Tour, reserve, The Center, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens; 917.881.3358.Feb. 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, $28 p.p., reservations required; Feb. 20, water color workshop, $150 p.p., @ The Castle, Fort Totten Park, Bayside; 718.352.1548.

Feb. 14, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society wine tasting & fundraiser (see Breakfast, Lunches, Dinner- Dances, etc.).

Feb. 25, LICBDC Conduit, Financing Seminar; Police, Transportation & Parks; Indra Smith, 718.786.5300, x. 21. •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. 11, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service, …Becoming A Citizen…, Legal Procedures…, …Immigration Fraud… seminar; Immaculate Conception Church, School Auditorium, 21-47 29th

St., Astoria; 718.956.8218.

Feb. 17, 24, LaGuardia C.C., How to Prepare For and

Apply To College Workshops, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC: 718.482.7244.

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. 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. 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:

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