Gazette Calendar Of Events
Sep. 4-14, Queens College, Chee Wang Ng, September 11 Memorial Installation; Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718.997.4747 or www.qc.cuny.edu/yearofchina.
Sep. 7, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic Association, Annual “9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony”; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street/Grand Central Service Road, Astoria Heights.
Sep. 10, 2 p.m., Gus Antonopoulos of Farenga & Sons Funeral Home, Tom Golden of Gleason’s Funeral Home, Kevin Mack of Quinn & Sons Funeral Home, George Stamatiades of David’s Funeral Home, 9th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Service honoring the 9/11 FDNY, PAPD & NYPD officers and their families; St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.278.3240. Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Clubs 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, x. 0. Community Boards Sep. 13, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.
Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 7:45 p.m., Board 6, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens; 718.263.9250. Community Education Councils Sep. 13, 6 p.m. sign in, District 30, 28-11 Queens Plaza North, 5th Floor, LIC; 718.391.8380. Other Aug. 26, Green Shores NYC, It’s Your Waterfront: Tell Us About It!; Queens East River @ Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, LIC; Sep. 13, Ravenswood @ Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria; Sep. 14, Hunters Point @ St. Mary’s Church, Basement, 10-09 49th Ave., LIC; Sep. 15, Astoria Park @ Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave.; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep. 29, Flushing Camera Club, 7:30 p.m.; Flushing Hospital, Auditorium, 146-01 45th Ave; 718.441.6210.
Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., Ravenswood Lions Club; Riccardo’s, 21-01 21st Ave., Astoria.
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.
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.
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; Tues./Sat., weekly storytimes; Sep. 1, Discussion/Signing: The Pressures of Teaching; Sep. 11, World of Todd Parr storytime; Sep. 13, Open Mic Poetry; Sep. 15, Nook Night; Sep. 16, A Playwright’s Workshop; Sep. 20, Poetry Writing Workshop; Sep. 21, Turn Off Week Storytime;. Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: daily, “The Red Balloon” ongoing, “Behind the Screen”.
P.S. 1 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; 718.784.2084: Aug. 26-Oct.
18, 12th Annual Warm Up Music Series: Greater New York; art, artist studios, performance, film, music exhibitions, $10 suggested donation, go to www.MoMAPS1.org. Queens College Kissena Boulevard @ LIE; 718.997.3818: Sep. 22, new member welcome party.
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; Sep. 25-26, Calpulli Danza Mexicana. Others Aug. 26-29, Redd Tale Theatre Company, “Macbeth”, “The Triumph of Love”, $12/$15; Nicu’s Spoon Theatre, 38 W. 38th St., Manhattan; 212.868.4444.
Aug. 26-Sep. 24, Artist Unlimited, Edwin Cadiz’ “Move over, Gnome...it’s Wolfie’s World”, 37-44 21st St., LIC; 718.752.3700.
Aug. 26-Oct. 24, Noguchi Museum, California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination installation, free First Fridays, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC; 718.204.7088.
Sep. 9-11, Concrete Temple Theatre, Bird Machine @ The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., #104, LIC; 718.392.0722.
Sep. 12, NY Metropolitan Country Music Assn., Inc., Country Music Jamboree & Dance @ Bowne Park, 32nd Avenue/157th Street, Flushing; Sep. 16, Stoney Creek Band; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.
Sep. 12-Mar. 6, 2011, Socrates Sculpture Park EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Vernon Boulevard/Broadway, LIC.
Sep. 16-19, 22-26, 29-30, Oct. 1-2, The Queens Players, Julius Caesar @ The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722.
To Oct. 3, FIGMENT (Action Arts league) 2010 Interactive Art: Big Art Governors Island; www.figmentproject.org. •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
Aug. 26-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.
Sep. 2, Woodside on the Move, fundraiser, donation $30, @ Sean Og’s, 60-02 Woodside Ave., 718.476.8449.
Sep. 6, Asian “Feastival” food event to benefit Food Bank for New York and City Harvest, $60 p.p. cash at door or buy tickets online at www.asianfeastival.com, Sheraton LaGuardia East, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing. •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. Health
Aug. 26, Astoria Federal Savings, Optimize Your Life with Exercise, free, 37-16 30th Ave., LIC; 718.545.4400.
Aug. 26, C.M. Dan Halloran, blood drive, Knights of Columbus Hall, 35-30 Bell Blvd., Bayside
Aug. 29, Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens, Inc., 2010 5K Run/Walk; FIAO Soccer Field, 20th Avenue/33rd Street, Astoria; 718.204.2444.
Aug. 31, Family Focus Adoption Services, information meetings, 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little Neck; 718.224.1919.
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.
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; 718.639.8370.
• 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; www.obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.org, 917.443.0355. •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, www.smartrecovery.org.
• 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. Historicals
Aug. 26-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. •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. 26, C.M. Peter Vallone Jr., Volunteers Wanted For Mother Teresa Candlelight Vigil, Www.Petervallone.Com, 718.274.4500.
Aug. 31, Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr., new voting machine demonstration @Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven;
Sep. 9 @ Our Lady of Hope, Auditorium, 61-27 71st St., Middle Village; 718.738.1111 or 718.497.1630.
Aug. 31, Bay Terrace Community Alliance, Meet the Candidates Night; Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St.
To Sep. 1, NYC HPD, Request for Proposals, 600 affordable units, new school, commercial space, parking, Hunter’s Point South, LIC; information, www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/rfp.shtml.
Sep. 2, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development/Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic, Queens Owners’ Forum; I.S. 93, Auditorium, 66-56 Forest Ave.; 718.802.5078.
Sep. 11, Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network, large-scale graffiti cleanup, meet at Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48th Street/Skillman Avenue; 646.298.8669.
Sep. 13 postmark deadline, NYS Department of Correctional Services, trainee civil service exam Oct. 16, go to www.docs.state.ny.us, email@example.com or call 518.457.8182. •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 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; Sep. 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, Sunny Bunnies; Sep. 14, 17, 21, 28, Fledglings; Sep. 14-17, 21-24, 18-30, Toddler Time; Sep. 16-17, 23-24, Wee Sprouts.
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
Park; 718.347.3276: Sep. 12, 30th Annual Antique
Motorcycle Show; weekends Sep. 18-Nov. 7, 3-Acre
Amazing Maize Maze; Sep. 25-26, 28th Annual
Queens County Fair.
53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona Park;
718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com: ongoing,
Interactive Discovery Center.
Aug. 26, 2010 CityParks Foundation, CityParksKids,
summer golf lessons, Mon./Wed./Tues./Thurs. @ Alley
Pond Park, Tues./Thurs @ Baisley Park & Flushing
Meadows–Corona Park, ages 6-17, free; 311.
Aug. 26-27, Department of Parks/Recreation & City
Parks Foundation, free swimming lessons @ Astoria
Pool, Fisher Pool or Liberty Pool, 311.
Aug. 26-31, Hallets Cove Walk-Up Paddles @
Socrates Sculpture Park Beach, kayaking for all ages;
Aug. 28, Urban Park Rangers, bike tour, free, Fort
Totten Park, entrance @ 212th Street, Bayside; 311.
Aug. 30, C.M. Mark Weprin/Friends of Cunningham
Park, free movie,“Casablanca”, near Bocce Courts,
Fresh Meadows; 718.468.0137.
Aug. 31, Live at the Gantries, NYC Street Opera, LIC;
for information, 311.
Sep. 25, Newtown H.S. Class of 1985, 25th Reunion,
Astoria Manor, $100 p.p.; Linda Wong, 212-591-8235,
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. 26-Sep. 6, LaGuardia C.C., 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; Sep. 7, Accounting open
house; Sep. 11, Alcoholo & Substance Abuse
Counselor open house, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC;
Aug. 29, Latin Women In Action, “Summer Fun &
Back to School Festival 2010”, 104th/99th Street &
39th Avenue, Corona; 718.478.2972.
Senior Centers: Activities
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.,
Central Queens YM/YWHA S.C., 67-09 108th St.,
Forest Hills, call for fees; 718.268.5011: Wed., Ethics
for Thinking People; Thurs., Computer Classes for
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;
Thurs., 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 tutoring’ Aug. 26, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”;
Aug. 30, Guildnet; long-term care, vision loss, lowvision
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; Aug. 27, outdoor flea market in
parking lot, contact Jennifer Buljan.
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.