2010-08-04 / Community Calendar
Gazette Calendar Of Events
Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm.
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
Sep. 21, 6:30 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-
22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.
Sep. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., sharp, John
F. Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; Margaret Tietz
Center, 164-11 Chapin Pkwy., Jamaica; 718.298.7800,
Sep. 16, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 7:45 p.m., Board 6,
80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens; 718.263.9250.
Sep. 20, 6:30 p.m., 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons
Blvd., Flushing; 718.969-5100.
Community Education Councils
Aug. 31, District 24; P.S. 91, 68-10 Central Ave., Room
119, Glendale; 718.418.8160.
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.
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;
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;
•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:
Aug. 9, open mic poetry; Aug. 10, “Best of Judy
Sierra” storytime; Aug. 17, If You Give A Cat A
Cupcake storytime & activity; Aug. 21, Go Away Big
Green Monster storytime & activity; Aug. 29, Fancy
Nancy party; Aug. 31, Back-to-School storytime, The
39 Clues summer reading party.
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, 718.463.7700, x.
222: Aug. 5-8, 12-14, Broadway Blockbusters:
American Fantasy; Aug. 8, The Channel Surfers; Aug.
8, 22, Gift Shop Sale; Aug. 15, Studio Visits; Aug. 22,
Tribal Legacy; to Sep. 12, NEW WORKS; The
Creative Process Revealed, 2010 Members’ Arts
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: daily,
“The Red Balloon” ongoing, “Behind the Screen”;
Aug. 7, “Mao’s Last Dancer” @ Scandinavia House, 58
Park Ave., Manhattan.
22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; 718.784.2084: 12th Annual
Warm Up Music Series: Aug. 5-Sep. 4, Warm Up
2010; Aug. 5-Oct. 18, Greater New York, art, artist studios,
performance, film, music exhibitions, $10 suggested
donation, information go to
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; Aug. 13, 6th
Annual International Film, Dance & Music Series:
Brazil; Aug. 20, India; Aug. 27, Mexico; Aug. 21,
Corona Kids Singing their Hearts Out!; Aug. 22,
Conversation with Viet Nam Ambassador Bui The
Queens Theatre in the Park
Most events take place in Flushing Meadows –Corona
Park, venues & ticket prices vary, call 718.760.0064 for
information: Aug. 5, Leon Gieco; Aug. 6, Carlos
Varela; Aug. 7, Jorge Veloosa & Los Carrangueros;
Aug. 8, Susana Baca, $25/$20/$18.
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica;
www.york.cuny.edu: Aug. 5, Summer Jazz ’10 @ York,
Cafeteria; Aug. 7, Summer Jazz ’10 @ Louis
Armstrong House; Aug. 10 Summer Jazz ’10 @ York
College, Performing Arts Center; Sep. 11, Yorkfest ’10
@ York College Plaza.
Aug. 5, CALDC, 2010 Waterfront Concert Series: Joey
Dee and the Starliters; Aug. 12, 1910 Fruitgum
Company @ Astoria Park, Astoria Park Lawn, Shore
Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge/pool;
Aug. 5-9, Greg M. Stowell @ La Rose, Solo show: “not
just window dressing”, 35-38 Astoria Blvd., Astoria;
347.922.4954; Aug. 5-Aug. 13, @ New York Law
School, Group show: “Summer Salon”, 185 W.
Broadway, Manhattan; 347.405.2422.
Aug. 5-Aug. 25, Long Island City Artists, “The Voice
of Fire”; Space Realty Group, 29-09 39th Ave., LIC;
Aug. 5, Northern Woodside Coalition, Annual Summer
Concerts in the Park; Sgt. Collins Park, Broadway @
58th Street, Woodside; 718.205.1030.
Aug. 5-29, Redd Tale Theatre Company, “Macbeth”,
“The Triumph of Love”, $12/$15; Nicu’s Spoon
Theatre, 38 W. 38th St., Manhattan; 212-868.4444.
Aug. 6-8, Louis Armstrong House Museum, 10th
Annual Satchmo SummerFest; Aug. 7, York College
Blue Notes; Aug. 12, Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quintet;
Aug. 28, Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Jazz Band, 34-56
107th St., Corona.
Aug. 7, Eighth NYC Musical Saw Festival Concert &
Art Exhibit, $10; Hellenic cultural Center, 27-09
Crescent St., Astoria.
Aug. 7, Sunnyside Shines, Flips Fantastic Journal cartooning
workshop, Sunnyside Drum Corps, Bix
Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Orchestra; Aug. 14,
Astrograss, Flips Fantastic Journal cartooning workshop;
Aug. 21, Jawbone Band; Aug. 28, The Jon Bates
Band, Under the Arch, 46th Street/Greenpoint
Avenue/Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside.
Aug. 7, 21, Italian Charities of America, Saturday
dance; Mon. & Fri., dance with instructions, $10, 83-
20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Aug. 8, Noguchi Museum, Second Sunday Music In
The Garden Series: Evan Ziporyn: Bang on a Can/
Cantaloupe Music; Sep. 12, Tristan Perick; to Oct. 24,
Noguchi Museum, California Scenario: The Courage of
Imagination installation, free First Fridays, 9-01 33rd
Rd., LIC; 718.204.7088.
Aug. 11, NY Metropolitan Country Music Association,
Mary Lamont Band; Forest Park, Seuffert Bandshell,
Woodhaven Boulevard/Forest Park Drive;
Aug. 14, Daniel Lir/Bayou Bennett, "Text Me", NYC
International Film Festival premiere, Times Square,
Aug. 20, The Creek Lounge, 1001 Nights, live storytelling,
10-93 Jackson Ave., LIC;
To Oct. 3, FIGMENT (Action Arts league) 2010
Interactive Art: Big Art Governors Island;
•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;
•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
Aug. 7, Sunnyside Shines: Summer Streets, Flips
Fantastic Journal cartooning workshop, Sunnyside
Drum Corps, Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz
Orchestra; Aug. 14, Astrograss, Flips Fantastic Journal
cartooning workshop; Aug. 21, Jawbone Band; Aug.
28, The Jon Bates Band, Under the Arch, 46th
Street/Greenpoint Avenue/Queens Boulevard,
Aug. 14, Italian Charities of America, flea market,
refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst;
Sep. 7, Jefferson Democratic Club of Flushing, 100th
Anniversary Dinner Dance; Douglaston Manor, 63-20
Marathon Pkwy., Douglaston; 718.224.4746.
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;
•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
•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
Aug. 5, Astoria Federal Savings, Eat Right For Life;
Aug. 19, Simple Lifestyle Tips for a Lifetime of Health;
Aug. 26, Optimize Your Life with Exercise, free, 37-16
30th Ave., LIC; 718.545.4400.
Aug. 7, 31, Family Focus Adoption Services, information
meetings, 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little
Aug. 8, Deepdale Gardens Community Council, blood
drive; Samuel Field YM & YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck
Aug. 10 (English), 12 (Spanish), American Family
Community Services, Peace UP and Violence DOWN;
pre-registration required, 37-63 76th St., Jackson
Aug. 14, Community Healthcare Network, 2nd Annual
Block Party, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica;
Mount Sinai Queens
Registration and/or appointment is required, call 718-
267-4333 for additional location information: 9 a.m.-3
p.m., Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies, @ Mount Sinai
Queens Family Associates, call for appointment,
718.267.5956; Aug. 5, 12, Kids Reading
Club/Storytelling @ Mount Sinai Queens Family
Associates, Session I, 11:30 a.m., Session 2, 2 p.m.;
Aug. 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Bouncing Back Into Shape @
Crescent Tower, Session 1, 11 a.m., Session 2, 12:15
p.m., Summer YOGA for the Fabulous 50’s & Beyond
@ Crescent Tower; Aug. 17, Summer YOGA for the
Fabulous 50’s & Beyond @ Crescent Tower, Session 1,
11 a.m., Session 2, 12:15 p.m., Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-noon,
Take Control of High Blood Pressure @ PSS: Alberta
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 Feely
Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032.
• Domestic Violence; American Family Community
Services, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights;
• Mammograms, Mondays, Community Healthcare
Network’s Helen B. Atkinson Health Center, 81 W.
115th St., Manhattan; 212.360.2565.
•OCA, Saturdays, Resurrection Ascension Church,
Feely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park;
•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
• Sakhi for South Asian Women support group meetings,
weekends; for information call 212.714.9153, x.
•SMART Recovery; Long Island Consultation Center
to overcome all types of addictive behavior, Long
Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park;
• 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.
Aug. 5-Jan. 11, 2011, Queens Historical Society
Children’s Exhibit, A Visual History of Freedom: An
Exhibit for Young Learners & Families, 143-35 37th
Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 17.
Aug. 7, Greater Astoria Historical Society, “The 1900
House”; Aug. 21, History Roundtable: The American
Revolution, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor; 718.278.0700.
•Ongoing, Bayside Historical Society, Virtual Exhibit:
Take a Cruise Through the History of Bayside, 1639-
2000, wwwbaysidehistorical.org, 718.352.1548.
•Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., King Manor Museum, tours
& school/group programs, Jamaica Avenue/140th
Street, Jamaica; 718.206.0545, x. 11.
•Central Queens Historical Association, a source for
Queens photos not available elsewhere;
www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496.
Items of Community Interest
Aug. 5-Aug. 13, Salvation Army Summer Day Camp,
$125 per week plus registration fee, ages 7 to 12; 45-18
Broadway, LIC; 718.721.9046.
Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, Sep. 4, 11, 18, 25, Community
Prevention Alternatives for Families in Crisis, Stop The
Violence self-defense workshops, 136-31 41st Ave.,
2nd Floor, Flushing; 718.909.4634.
Aug. 9, Heidi Harrison Chain “All About Queens”;
QPTV/Channel 34 (Time Warner Cable & Fios) & 82
(RCN), Aug. 10, Channel 56 (Time Warner Cable),
Channel 36 (Fios) & 84 (RCN); heidichain@
Aug. 12, 13, AARP Member Days with NY Mets @
Citi Field; 718.559.3022.
Aug. 22, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Boating Safety
Class, $100 adults, $45 children under 16, registration
required; Fort Totten, Bayside; 917.952.7014,
To Sep. 1, NYC HPD, Request for Proposals, 600
affordable units, new school, commercial space, parking,
Hunter’s Point South, LIC; information,
To Oct. 3, Museum of the City of New York, America’s
Mayor: John V. Lindsay…; information, reservations,
•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.
There are many free events available at the Queens
libraries for adults, teens, “tweens” and kids. For program
information, call 718.990.0700: Aug. 7, Polish
American Folk Dance Company; Aug. 21, The
Changing Role of Art in Society.
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; Aug. 7, Mad Scientist: Acid Rain,
Wet & Wild; Aug. 14, Mad Scientist: Microscopic
Studies, An Evening With The Stars; Aug. 21, Wet &
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: ongoing, Orientations & Garden Tours
on Sat. & Sun. through summer, free with admission.
Queens County Farm Museum
Enjoy being outside and taking a walk around the
grounds at the farm, 75-30 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral
Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St.,
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go
Aug. 5-Aug. 19, Friends of Cunningham Park, Bicycle
Driver’s Ed, @ Cunningham Park, 193rd Street &
Aberdeen Road, 311.
Aug. 5-Aug. 20, 28th annual outdoor adult lap swim
program @Astoria Pool, 311.
Aug. 5-Aug. 27, Department of Parks/Recreation &
City Parks Foundation, free swimming lessons: Session
#1 Jul. 7-23; Session #2 Jul. 27-Aug. 11; Session #3
Aug. 13-27 @Astoria Pool, Fisher Pool or Liberty Pool,
Aug. 8, NYS Senator Jose Peralta/Otherground Music
Series, Amir Elsaffar Salaam; Aug. 15, Red Baraat, free
summer concerts @ Travers Park, 34th Avenue & 77th-
78th Streets, Jackson Heights.
Aug. 8, 15, Astoria Park Alliance/NYC DOT, Summer
Streets 2010, 2nd Annual Astoria Water Walk, art, food,
music & fun on a temporary pedestrian street, Shore
Boulevard in Astoria Park South & Ditmars Boulevard;
Aug. 10, Juniper Valley Park Conservancy/Enchanted
Florist of Maspeth, Doo Wop Night, The New York
Exceptions @ Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street/Juniper
Boulevard North, Middle Village.
Aug. 10, Live at the Gantries, St. Paul AME Church
Choir, Horomi Suda Brazilian Music; Aug. 17, Mission
On Mars; Aug. 24, LIC Jazz Alliance; Aug. 31, NYC
Street Opera, LIC; for information, 311.
Aug. 17, Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Solid State Band @
Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street/Juniper Boulevard,
•Thursdays, C.M. Peter Vallone Jr., Walk NYC
Program, Astoria Park, Astoria Boulevard South/18th
August, 2010 CityParks Foundation, CityParksKids, for
information; to Aug. 26, summer golf lessons @ Alley
Pond Park, Baisley Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona
Park, free; www.CityParksFoundation.org or call 311.
Sep. 25, Newtown H.S. Class of 1985, 25th Reunion,
Astoria Manor, $100 p.p.; Linda Wong, 212-591-8235,
Oct. 9, Our Lady of Victory, Class of 1970 reunion;
Villa Umberto, Meacham Ave., Elmont;
email@example.com or www.olv70reunion.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
Aug. 5-18, LaGuardia C.C., any CUNY College,
Veteran’s Upward Bound program Spring Cycle II,
Summer Cycle; Web, www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans;
Facebook, LaGuardia Veterans; e-mail,
firstname.lastname@example.org; 718.482.5386 or 718.482.5231;
Aug. 11, How to Apply to CUNY; to Sep. 6, The
Winged Fists of Celtic Park: LIC’s Olympic
Champions, The Irish-American Athletic Club; ongoing,
courses at Taxi & For Hire Vehicle Driver Institute;
718.482.5335, http://ace.laguardia.edu/taxi, 31-10
Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5966.
Sep. 26, Christ the King Regional H.S., fall flea market,
vendors wanted, $100 for 10’ x 10’, space is limited,
reserve by Sep. 10, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle
Village; 718.366.7400, x. 222.
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, most Mondays through
Fridays. Get involved with your community, volunteer
your talents and call the center nearest you for program
information. Dated events are listed under the center
Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International,
117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.0300.
Bayside S.C., 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy.,
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,
Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St.; 347-532-3025 or
Glenridge S.C. & Advisory Center
59-03 Summerfield St., Ridgewod 718.386.5136;
Thursdays, free classic movie, full hot dinner buffet,
$2.50 for seniors, $4.50 non-seniors.
Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older Adults,
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: Mon./Fri., ESL
QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.,
Flushing; 718.591.3377: ESL tutoring Mon., Tai Chi;
Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri., calligraphy lessons; Thurs.,
yoga, dance lessons.
Rego Park S.C., 93-29 Queens Blvd, 718.896.8511.
Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 59-14
70th Ave.; 718.456.2000.