2010-06-09 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Flag Day
Jun. 12, Annual Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, 42nd Flag Day Parade, oldest & only Flag Day Parade in New York City; Tony Lana, 718.786.4141.
Community Meetings
Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm.
Jun. 22, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, Bell Boulevard/53rd Avenue, Bayside.
Jun. 10, 10 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St, 3rd Floor conference room; 718.786.3335.
Jun. 14, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.
Jun. 15, Sep. 21, 6 p.m., Board 1, housing committee; 6:30 p.m., regular board meeting; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.
Jun. 17, 7:30 p.m.,  Board 5, Environmental Committee, 61-23 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.366.1834.
Sep. 1, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor; 718.533.8773.
Sep. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.
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
Jun. 22, Aug. 3, 8 p.m., 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 718.969-5100.
Jun. 22, 7 p.m., sharp, 114th Precinct; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.626.9327.
Community Education Councils
Jun. 17,  District 30; @ P.S. 152, 33-52 62nd St., Woodside; 718.391.8380.
Jun. 17, 8 p.m., District 26; @ M.S. 67, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Room B44A, Little Neck; 718.631.6927.
Jun. 10, 7:30 p.m., Bay Terrace Community Alliance; Chabad of Northeast Queens, Benenson Family Center, 212-12 26th Ave; 718.907.6198.
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.
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.
Jun. 17, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees/Committees, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.
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.
 •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.
Arts & Entertainment
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, 718.463.7700, x. 222: Jun. 18, Queens Jazz Orchestra, George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival New York; to Jun. 23, Tai Chi.
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: daily, “The Red Balloon” ongoing, “Behind the Screen”.
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.997.4747: to Jun. 12, Dali Today: Dance & Beyond; Jun. 19, “An Evening In Louis Armstrong’s Garden”; to Jun. 30, IllusionAllusion Sculptures.
Queensborough C.C. Performing Arts Center
222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; www.qcc.cuny.edu: Jun. 20, Children’s Orchestra Society 41st Annual Spring Concert; to Jun. 30, Illusion Allusion life-size wood cutouts.
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.
York College
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; www.york.cuny.edu: Jun. 21, Make Music NY @ Illinois Jacquet Performance Space.
Jun. 10,  Flux Factory, DIY Slideshow; Jun. 12-13, Science & Empirical Art Fair; ,  39-31 29th St., LIC; they@thetheyco.com.
Jun. 10, 13, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Queens Art Express; Jun. 12, Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Concert featuring Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators; to Sept., Key to the City!,  34-56 107 Street, Corona.
Jun. 10-13, Queens Art Express, LaRussa Dance Theatre, decode(2) & artwork; Jun. 12, Letters to our Moths @ The Jackson Diner; Jun. 13, Long Island City Jazz Alliance @ Gantry Plaza State Park; information, www.queensartexpress.com.
Jun. 10-13, 16-20, 23-26, Secret Theatre, Queens Players, Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, $15, Jun. 12, 26, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom & Sleeping Beauty or Coma;  reservations, 4-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722.
Jun. 11-Oct. 3, FIGMENT (Action Arts league) 2010 Interactive Art: Big Art Governors Island; www.figmentproject.org.
Jun. 12, Green Space/Dance Entropy, Take Root, 37-24 24th St., #301, LIC; www.GreenSpaceStudio.org.
Jun. 12-13, Ethereal Boutique, "Fashion Al Fresco" emerging designer fashion show, 48-37 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718.482.8884.
Jun. 12-13, Jackson Heights Art Club, “On The Fence” Spring Outdoor Art Exhibit (rain Jun. 26-27); P.S. 69, 37th Avenue/77 & 78th Streets; 718.426.9821.
To Jun. 13, Octagon Gallery, Esther Piaskowski Cohen, On the Way to Faraba photos, 888 Main St., Roosevelt Island.
Jun. 13,  Noguchi Museum, “Second Sundays”, bassist-composer Florent Ghys, 9-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC: 718.204.7088.
Jun. 13, Art Fair at Queen of Angels III: Portrait of the Exquisite, part of Queens Art Express, $5 gourmet lunch, 41-03 46th St.; www.SunnysideArtists.org.
Jun. 13, 20, Thalia Spanish Theatre Inc., Outdoor Festival: Jun. 13, Zarzuelas; Jun. 20, Mestizo Dance Company, free; Thomson Hill Park; to Jun. 19,  Thalia Spanish Theatre, Bilingual Theatre For Children and Youth workshops, enrollment limited; to Jun. 27, “Prostitutes Will Precede You…”, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
Jun. 13, Carol Sudhalter; @ Lewis Latimer House, 34-41 137th St., Flushing; Jun.14, @ ArtHouse Astoria, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria; Jun. 16, @ St. Joseph’s Yorkville, 420 E. 87th St, Manhattan; Jun. 19, @ Kew Gardens Community House, SAGE, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., 4th Fl.; Jun. 20, @ Holiday Inn Manhattan View, 39-05 29th St., LIC; 917.667.5331 or 718.278.5331.
Jun. 16, Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr., Rock ’n Randy Novick; Wakefield Senior Center, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd., South Ozone Park; 718.497.1630.
Jun. 17, J.A. Kroessler, lecture/booksigning: The Greater New York Sports Chronology; Sunnyside Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave., LIC.
Jun. 19, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dance; Mon. & Fri., dance with instructions, $10, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
To Jun. 20, Guggenheim Museum, Running Through Art Program, public school students art exhibit, 1071 5th Ave., Manhattan; 212.423.3840.
To Jun. 26, AES Gallery, Patricia Bradshaw: “A Journey On Paper”, 44-02 23rd St., Ground Floor, LIC; 718.752.9102 or 718.728.2030, x. 17.
Jun. 26, NY Metropolitan Country Music Association,  Father’s Day dance; 718.763.4328.
Jul. 24, Killing Kompany; Death By Dancing!; Villa Umberto, 90 Meacham Ave., Elmont; 516.352.8455.
•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
Jun. 12, Big Six Towers, Annual NORC Fundraising Flea Market & Bake Sale (rain Jun. 13), 61-11 Queens Blvd., parking area on side of shopping center; 718.458.8579.
Jun. 12, Italian Charities of America, flea market, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst;718.478.3100.
Jun. 13, Cross Island YMCA, Build Strong Kids Mini-Triathlon fundraiser, 238-10 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose; 718.479.0505.
Jun. 16, Queens Botanical Garden, 15th Annual Rose Ball @ QBG fundraiser, tickets/information 718.886.3800, x.330 or x. 202.
Jun. 16, New York Hospital Queens, ribbon-cutting & reception, 56-45 Main St., Flushing; RSVP 800.282.6684.
Jun. 19, B.R.A.T. Rescue Team/My Loveable Rescues, fundraiser for rescue of homeless, stray, abandoned, feral animals, food, beer, entertainment with $15 donation, $1 grab bag, 50/50 raffles, door prizes, gift certificates; Gussy’s Bar, 20-14 29th St., Astoria; 718.728.9418 or 646.421.9462.
Jun. 30, Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, Chinese Auction; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-34 91st Ave., Woodhaven; 718845.3385.
To Oct. 15, City View Pharmacy, “Art for a Cause”, 10% of sale price goes to Ronald McDonald House Greek Division, 23-07 Astoria Blvd., Astoria; 718.545.2550.
•Ongoing, 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, non-profit, no-kill organization, 89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park; 718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com.
Jun. 12, American Cancer Society, 2010 “Relay For Life”, Bayside Athletic Field, 32nd Avenue & Clearview Expressway; 718.886.8890, x. 20.
Jun. 13, Cross Island YMCA, Building Strong Kids Mini-Triathlon, ages 8-14, $15, 238-10 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose; 718.479.0505.
Jun. 13, Regal Heights Rehab & Health Care Center, health fair, music, refreshments, raffles, 70-05 35th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.662.5100.
Jun. 15, Family Focus Adoption Services, “Adoption Today”, free, 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4; 718.224.1919.
Jun. 19, Plattduetsche Retirement Home, open house, 1150 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square; 516.352.4252.
Mount Sinai Queens
Registration and/or appointment is required, call 718-267-4333 for additional location information: Jun. 16, 11 a.m., Bone Up on Osteoporosis (bilingual-Spanish) @ Raices Astoria S.C., register; Jun. 17, 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Get Moving with Joint Replacement @ Crescent Tower, register; Jun. 24, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., Asthma…Who is at Risk? @ Dellamonica S.C., register.
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.
•Jovenes Queens Group, alcoholics anonymous, free, 102-08 Northern Blvd., Corona; 718.426.7467.
Jun. 11, Bayside Historical Society, It’s So Tasty, Too, $15, discussion and sampling of desserts; Jun. 19 (deadline Jun. 11), water color workshop, 8-weeks $150, Fort Totten Park, Officer’s Club, Bayside; 718.352.1548.
Jun. 15, Queens Historical Society, For Love of the Games: A History of Sports in Queens; Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing  ; 718.939.0647, x17.
Jun. 19, Greater Astoria Historical, History Roundtable: D-Day; Jun. 27, Astoria Park Walking Tour, RSVP, fees apply, GAHS, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor; 718.278.0700.
•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
Jun. 10, Central Queens YM/YWHA, The Art of Artisan Pizza Making demo & tasting;  Jun. 14, Semi-annual Gala, RSVP; Jun. 15, Greening Your Building! A Public Forum in Forest Hills, Rabbi Lawrence Troster discusses unprecedented interfaith alliance; Jun. 16, 23, 30, Soul Quest: The Journey of the Soul Through Life and Beyond, pre-register, to Jun. 18, Trail Rhythmic Gymnastics, ages 4 to 12; Jun. 21, dance; Jun. 22, Prof. David Berger discusses The Rebbe, The Messiah and the Scandal of Orthdox Indifference, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.
Jun. 12, Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr., Citizenship Now! free application assistance; P.S. 88, 60-85 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood; 718.738.1111.
Jun. 14-Jul. 17, Salvation Army Ridgewood Corps., vols. needed-bell ringing; Jun. 26, Jul. 3, 24, flea market; Jul. 12-16, fundraising initiatives; celebration, praise, worship, fellowship; Jul. 17, Thanksgiving service; ongoing, Saturday ESL, drum, guitar/rondalla, arts, crafts, folk/line dancing classes, ministry for all ages, 69-23 Cypress Hills St., Ridgewood; 718.497.4356-57.
Jun. 16, 112th Community Council/Heidi Harrison Chain, Cyber-bullying Forum & Essay Contest Winners; Queens Criminal Court, 125-01 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.520.9321.
Jun. 16, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp-4-part series: Jun. 17, Queens Small Business Legal clinic; Jun. 17, 22, 24, 29, QuickBooks; call for location & time 718.286.3000.
To Sep. 1, NYC HPD, Request for Proposals, 600 affordable units, new school, commercial space, parking, Hunter’s Point South, LIC; information, http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/rfp.shtml.
To Oct. 3, Museum of the City of New York, America’s Mayor: John V. Lindsay…; information, reservations, www.jjay.cuny.edu, www.paleycenter.org, www.zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu.
•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: Jun. 10, Summer Reading Kick Off; Jun. 13, Grand Avenue Festival; Jun. 16, Get Ready to Work Fair, register, 718.990.0746; Jun. 19, The Brooklyn Dodgers: 1939-1957, Okinawan Dance Performance & Workshop,  2010 Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program launch, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo live performance; Jun. 24, Modern Artists: Slide-Illustrated Talk From MoMA; Jun. 26, The Music of Blues Singer Ruth Brown; Jul. 10, Woodside Festival.
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; Jun. 10, Annual Welcome Summer BBQ; Jun. 12, An Evening With The Stars; June. 26, Mad Scientists Pond Scum.
Queens Botanical Garden
Lovely any time of the year the grounds at the gardens offer peace and tranquility, volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886-3800: Orientations & Garden Building Tours on Saturdays & Sundays through summer; Jun. 12, Bird Walk, MillionTrees NYC Tree Care Workshop, HSBC Children’s Garden sessions; Jun. 13, Tea Roses, Old Roses for Warm Gardens, presentation, tour, lunch, book sales; Jun. 16, 15th Annual Rose Ball fundraiser; Jun. 17, Designing with Perennials and Shrubs; Jun. 18, Rose Gardening Secrets Revealed; Jun. 19, Father’s Day Special: Paper Crafts for Kids; Jun. 20, Paper Folding Fun for Everyone; Jun. 26, SPLASH! Valerie Green/Dance Entropy; to Jul. 5, Photo Exhibit: The Orchid Homunculus, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886.3800.
Queens County Farm Museum
Enjoy being outside and taking 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.
To Jun. 15, Parks Department, Yoga In The Park, Forest Park, Oak Ridge, One Forest Park Lane, $10 p.p. per class; 718.235.4100.
Jun. 12, Jamaica H.S., Class of 1970, 40th reunion; Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia, $109 p.p., 90-10 Grand Central Pkwy., East Elmhurst; 718.446.4800.
Sep. 25, Newtown H.S. Class of 1985, 25th Reunion,  Astoria Manor, $100 p.p.; Linda Wong, 212-591-8235, marialoves2write@yahoo.com.
Oct. 16, Long Island City H.S., Class of 1985, 25th reunion, $125 includes everything pay $100 until June 17; Penthouse 808, Manhattan; LIC H.S. Class of 1985, P.O. Box 3502, LIC, NY 11103.
School News & Events
To Jun. 12, LaGuardia C.C., ESL for elementary,  middle & high school students; Jun. 17, Designing with Perennials and Shrubs; Jun. 18, Rose Gardening Secrets Revealed, workshops @ Queens Botanical Garden; Jun. 19, College for Children 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.7244.
To Jun. 17, Jul. 7-Aug. 18, Any CUNY College, LaGuardia C.C. Veteran’s Upward Bound program Spring Cycle II, Summer Cycle; Web, www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans; Facebook, LaGuardia Veterans; e-mail, vets@lagcc.cuny.edu; 718.482.5386 or 718.482.5231.
Senior Centers: 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/YWHA S.C., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, call for fees; 718.268.5011: Wednesdays, Ethics for Thinking People; Thursdays, Computer Classes for Adult Seniors.
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: Jun. 13, Queens College Aaron Copland Classical Trio; Jun. 14, 19th, early 20th Century The Gilded Age; Jun. 15, Pepe Santana & Chris Lefkarites Songs & Traditions; Jun. 16, poetry reading; Jun. 17, Michael Sennely, pianist, “Wild Strawberries”; Jun. 21, Dina Mehta one-time workshop, yoga walking/exercise; Jun. 22, Banjo Rascals; Jun. 23, line-dance class, Men Only, health issues workshop; Jun. 24, “The Hurt Locker”; Jun. 27, An Afternoon with Megan Western & Michael Sennelly, opera & piano; Jul. 28, 29, Drivers Safety Program.
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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