2010-03-31 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary
Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Apr. 8, May 13, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 45th St., Woodside; 718.392.0416.

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 Apr. 5, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Apr. 6, 7 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51- 11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

Apr. 7, 7:30 p.m., Board 5, 61-23 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.366.1834.

Apr. 8, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Astoria; 718.786.3335. 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 Apr. 6, 7 p.m., Powhattan & Pocahontas Dems, 41-05 Newtown Rd., Astoria;

Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.

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 Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 22, Aug. 3, 8 p.m., 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 718.969-5100.

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 Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, District 30, call for time and location; 718.391.8380.

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.

Apr. 14, 7 p.m., District 24; I.S. 73, 70-02 54th Ave., Maspeth; 718.418.8160. Others Apr. 1, 12:30 p.m., Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Dazies Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd; 718.482.6053/8752. Apr. 7, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54- 05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.

Apr. 8, 5:30 p.m., Administrative Committee, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700. 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. 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. 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: Apr. 10, Springtime Flower Craft; Apr. 12, Open Mic Poetry; Apr. 14, Educator Open House pre-K to grade 12; Apr. 17, Earth Day Storytime; Apr. 19, Poetry Writing; Apr. 20, Turnoff Week Storytime; Apr. 23-24, Jamaica Day School Of St. Demetrios Musical Performance; Apr. 24, Spot Guest Appearance & Storytime; Apr. 27, Poetry Rocks Storytime. Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: daily, “The Red Balloon” ongoing, “Behind the Screen”; to Apr. 9, Spring Recess Family Programs.

Queens College Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718.997.4747: Apr. 3, Diane Schuur; Apr. 12-Jun. 12, Dali Today: Dance & Beyond; Apr. 13, QC New Music Group, Orion String Quartet; Apr. 15, Faculty Recital; Apr. 15-18, 22-25, “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”; Apr. 18, Dan Zanes & Friends; Apr. 19, Undergrad BA Voice Recital; Apr. 20, Chamber Concert, Evening Reading: Edward P. Jones Apr. 21, Lecture/Demonstration; Apr. 21, 28, Bright Sheng lectures; Apr. 22, Piano Majors Recital, Choral Concert, Trio Con Brio Copenhagen, Dali Today, Eorasonnée: A Contemporary Choreography; Apr. 25, Ingrid Flitter Piano; Apr. 26, Voice Recital; Apr. 27, Jazz from Queens College, Evening Reading: Joyce Carol Oates with Leonard Lopate; Apr. 28, QC Orchestra, Lecture/Demonstration; Apr. 29, QC Bass Ensemble; to Apr. 30, Crystal Clear: Sculpture & Prints; Apr. 30, QC Orchestra. Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; www.qcc.cuny.edu: Apr. 3, “Swan Lake”; Apr. 10, “Yesterday”, A Tribute to the Beatles; Apr. 14, Faculty Artist Series; Apr. 18, Bobby Rydell & The Shangra Las; Apr. 21-22, My Heart In A Suitcase; Apr. 25, Tommy Tune with The Manhattan Rhythm Kings; Apr. 28, QCC Faulty Showcase Concert; Apr. 30, May 1, 5-8, Troy-Myths From Ancient Foxholes; to May, House of the Spirit…

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: Apr. 3, An Evening with Lucie Arnaz, “Running Into Me”; Apr. 10, Terry Waldo’s This Is Ragtime, “Beauty and the Beast”, T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party; Apr. 16-18, 21-22, 24-25, “Closer Than Ever”; Apr. 24, 3 Mo’ Divas; May 2, Jeanne Ruddy Dance; May 7-9, 19-20, 22-23; “Til death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3” York College Apr. 3, Stefon Harris; Apr. 17, YorkJam '10; Apr. 19, Branford Marsalis; Apr. 26, Jazz At The Chapel with Gerald Thomas; May 19, York College Big Band, May 22, Jazz At The Chapel. Others 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.

Apr. 9, Tablao Flamenco; Auditorium Centro Español, $22/$18, 41-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria; 718.392.8888 or 917.288.7996.

Apr. 10, Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music and Art, grand opening, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria; 347.738.4148. Apr. 10, NY Metropolitan Country Music Association, Easter dance; May 8, Mother’s Day dance; Jun. 26, Father’s Day dance; 718.763.4328.

To Apr. 15, Long Island City Artists 4-person Show; Riverview Restaurant, 2-01 50th Ave., LIC; 718.392.5000.

To Apr. 25, Greek Cultural Center, "Dangerous Game", English supertitles, $20/$15, 26-80 30th St., Astoria; 718.726.7329. •Mon.-Sat., Jackson Heights Art Club, Inc., children/adult art classes;718.926.9821. •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 Apr. 5, Apr. 26, QSAC charity competition “Got Talent?” auditions; May 24, grand finale; Times Square Art Center, 8th Avenue/42nd Street, Manhattan; www.qsac.com/talent or 212.244.5560, x. 2005.

Apr. 10, Queens County VFW, 90th Annual Testimonial Ball; Knights of Columbus Hall, $50 donation, 49-18 Queens Blvd., Woodside; 917.225.2928.

Apr. 11, Bella Italia Mia/La Bella Vita Catering/United Italian Musicans, $20 p.p. minimum donation to benefit Haiti, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park; 718.835.6161.

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

Apr. 18, Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), Walk For APEC to raise funds to offset budget shortfalls, 28-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718.229.4000.

Apr. 18, Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Holistic Health Fair for Haiti, minimum donation $10, 102-06 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718.544.5997.

Apr. 24, New York Mary from Dungloe, Irish Gala Dance & beauty pageant, $40 proceeds go to Mount Sinai Queens Cancer Services Program; Most Precious Blood School, Auditorium; 718.361.1847 or 646.732.5312.

May 24, Queens Theatre In The Park Gala 2010; 718.760-0686.

•Ongoing, Loving Touch Animal Rescue, pet adoptions, 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

Apr. 1, Cross Island YMCA, splash; 718.479.0505.

To Apr. 5, Flushing YMCA, splash week; 718.961.6880.

Apr. 13, 20, 27, Queens Counseling Services, Woman to Woman: Coping With Stress; Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing; 718.461.6393.

Mount Sinai Queens Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointment is required, call 718- 267-4333 for information: Apr. 6, Yoga for the Fabulous 50’s & Beyond; Apr. 7, Emergency Preparedness, lunch served; Apr. 15, More Energy Through Improved Nutrition; Apr. 21, Girls’ Night Out Latest News in Women’s Health; Apr. 22, Oh Doctor…It’s An Emergency…

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 Apr. 11, Queens Historical, Lecture Jamaica Estates; Apr. 25, Patriot's Day lecture; May 8, North Flushing-Whitestone-Malba Ramble; May 22, QHS Bowling Fundraiser @ JIB Lanes, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647. •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 Apr. 11, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Jr. Soccer Shooters, ages 3 1/2 to 5; Apr. 16- Jun. 18, Trail Rhythmic Gymnastics, ages 4 to 12Apr. 18-Jun.6, Jr. NBA basketball league, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

Apr. 25, U.S. Coast Guard, Safe Boating, class for recreational boaters; 718.352.3764 or www.a0141201.uscgaux.info. •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; Apr. 18, Walk for APEC; Apr. 20, blood drive 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: to Jun. 12, HSBC Children’s Garden sessions.

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: Apr. 3, Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt; Apr. 10-11, 17- 18, Children’s Carnival; Apr. 25, 31st Annual Antique Auto Show. Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53- 51 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Others

Apr. 11, Urban Park Rangers, Orienteering; Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike/197th Street, Fresh Meadows; 311. Reunions

Sep. 25, Newtown H.S. Class of 1985, 25th Reunion, Astoria Manor, $100 p.p.; marialoves2write@ yahoo.com or call Linda Wong, 212-591-8235 for information. School News & Events Apr. 7, LaGuardia C.C., ASL workshop; Apr. 10, Specialized High School Admissions Test Prep (SHSAT) 16 courses, Baby Fingers-Mommy & Me Sign Language; Apr. 17-Jun. 12, ESL for elementary, middle & H.S. students, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.7244. Apr. 9, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, jazz band concert; Apr. 16, band & orchestra concert; Apr. 20-21, 22-23, “Spring Awakening”; Apr. 29-30, spring dance concert; May 10, senior art exhibit #1; May 11- 12, 13-14, “The Children’s Hour”; May 20- 21, senior dance show; May 24, senior art exhibit #2; May 24-25, drama scenes; May 27, orchestra & choral concert. Apr. 10, Queensborough C.C., Men/Women Baseball Teams Alumni Throwback Game & auction to benefit student scholarships; Cardozo H.S., 57-00 223rd St., Athletic Field, Bayside; adoyle@qcc.cuny.edu.

Apr. 23, Mary Louis Academy Parent’s Club, Night of Chance at Bistro TMLA, $20 p.p. includes comestibles, live/silent auctions, raffles, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, School Cafeteria, Jamaica Estates; 718.297.2120.

Apr. 23-25, 30, May 1-2, Christ the King H.S., “Sweeney Todd”, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.366.7400. 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, balance training, Nintendo & Wii (at select centers) & 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:Wednesdays, Ethics for Thinking People; Apr. 7, What Is Jewish Mysticism?, healthy weight-loss workshop;

Apr. 13, Holocaust Memorial Day; Apr. 14, Is There Justice in the American Electoral Process?; Apr. 27, Jewish Climate Change Campaign

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: Apr . 5, Early Life in America: Paintings/Furniture, Discussion, Stanford White, Architect and Designer;

Apr. 7, Trip, New York Botanical Garden 2010 Orchid Show, registration required; Apr. 9, Diane Shaman, eight/week course; Apr. 12, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect and Designer; Apr. 19, Greene & Greene, Architects and Designers.

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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