2010-10-20 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Halloween
Oct. 23, Barnes & Noble, Halloween Storytime,
176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows,
718.380.7077.
Oct. 23, Queens Library, Halloween Blood Fest,
call 718.990.0700 for location.
Oct. 23, Alley Pond Environmental Center,
Spellbound Pumpkins, Halloween Festival (rain
date Oct. 24), Northern Boulevard, Douglaston;
718.229.4000.
Oct 23, Queens Museum of Art, BOO!, We’ll
Scare The Art Out Of You!, Flushing
Meadows–Corona Park, New York City
Building, program information; 718.592.9700.
Oct. 23, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., United Community
Civic Association, Annual Children’s Halloween
Costume Party, everything free, costumes a must;
Central Lounge, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria.
Oct. 30, 107th Police Precinct Community
Council, Halloween party (subject to change),
come in costume, 107th Precinct, Parsons
Boulevard, Flushing.
Oct. 30-31, Queens County Farm Museum,
Halloween Haunted House, 75-30 Little Neck
Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.3276.
Oct. 30-31, Flushing Town Hall, First Annual
International Halloween-Remixed Costume
Party, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing;
718.463.7700, x. 222.
Oct. 31, 1-4 p.m., Louis Armstrong House
Museum, Halloween Trick or Treating & craft
making, $8/$6; www.louisarmstronghouse.org.
Oct. 31, 8 p.m., Queens Players/Secret Theatre,
Annual Halloween Costume Party, Fright Night,
$15 includes one free drink, 44-02 23rd St., LIC;
718.397.0722.
Oct. 31, 3 p.m., Forest Hills Civic
Association/Maspeth Bank/Kidz Care, Annual
Community Halloween Parade, Metropolitan
Avenue/71st Street, gifts, raffle, call JR,
917.455.1355.
Oct. 31, Queens Botanical Garden, Pumpkin
Patch, $10 per child, 43-50 Main St., Flushing;
718.886.3800.
Oct. 31, Garden Works, 2nd Annual Halloween
Festival, donations appreciated benefits St.
Mary’s Healthcare System for Children @
Bowne Park; 718.932.0800 or
PatF@LandScapeNYC.com.
Oct. 31, 7:30-9 p.m., Forest Hills Dog Lovers
Assn. Fifth Annual Halloween Dog Costume
Event, Yellowstone Park, 68th Avenue/68th
Road; 718.268.0864.
Community Meetings
Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm.


Associations
Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Community
Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05
Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.
Oct. 21, FDR Dems; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-
12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285.
Clubs
Oct. 21 @ Young Israel of Queens Valley, 141-55
77th Ave., Kew Gardens Hills; 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.
Nov. 7, 13, Flushing Camera; Flushing Hospital,
Auditorium, 146-01 45th Ave; 718.749.0643.
Community Boards
Oct. 21, 7:45 p.m., sharp, Board 3; I.S. 227, 32-
02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.458.2707.
Oct. 25, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union
Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing;
718.359.2800.
Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community
Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor;
718.533.8773.
Nov. 10, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest
Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows;
718.264.7895.
Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 7:45 p.m., Board 6, 80-
02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens;
718.263.9250.
Community Councils
Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 28, Jan. 25, 2011, Feb. 22,
Mar. 22, Apr. 26, May 24, Jun. 28, 107th Police
Precinct, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.
Community Education Councils
Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., District 30,
call for location information, 718.391.8380.
Oct. 26, 7 p.m., District 24; P.S. 305, 378 Seneca
Ave., Ridgewood; 718.418.8160.
Oct. 27, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., sharp, District 26; M.S.
67, Room B44A; 718.631.6927.
Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., District 25, 30-48 Linden
Pl., 4th Floor Conference Room 407, Flushing;
718.281.3786.
Nov. 3, 7 p.m., District 25, 30-48 Linden Pl.,
Flushing; 718.281.3786.
Other
Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Queens County Conservative
Party; American Legion Hall, 107-15
Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718.474.3826.
Oct. 23, 2 p.m., C.M. Jimmy VanBramer; Long
Island City Library, 37-44 21st St., LIC;

718.383.9566.
Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m., Queens Borough Public
Library, technology committee; 5:45 p.m.
finance and investment committee; 6 p.m., buildings
and grounds committee; 6:15 p.m. board of
trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.,
Jamaica.
Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven
Development Corporation; St. Thomas the
Apostle School, 87-49 87th St., Woodhaven.
Oct. 27, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural &
Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of
Christ, 91st Ave/Woodhaven Boulevard;
718.845.3385.
Oct. 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.
Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., Ravenswood Lions
Club; Riccardo’s, 21-01 21st Ave., Astoria.
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.
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.. @ 10:30 a.m./Sat. @ 11
a.m., weekly storytimes; Oct. 21, A Playwright’s
Workshop; Oct. 23, Halloween Storytime.
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700,
x. 222: ongoing, Jazz Live!; Oct. 21-Sep. 2011,
Within The Emperor’s Garden: The Ten
Thousand Springs Pavilion; Oct. 21-Nov. 14,
Endangered Art/ists-China; Oct. 22, Dynamite
Dumplings With Dr. Chou; Chembo Corniel;
Oct. 30, Revitalizing Traditional Ethnic Art
Forms in China, 1st Annual International
Halloween-Remixed Costume Party; Oct. 31,
Halloween–Remixed; Nov. 5, Song Hee Lee
Dance Company and Yien; Nov. 6, Vijay Iyer;
Nov. 14, David Gonzales: Stories Are Gifts,
Cuentos-Tales From the Latino World; Nov. 19,
Nea Jazz Masters Concert, Korean Painting
Exhibition; Nov. 20, Origami Zoo With Dr. Chou.
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077:
daily, “The Red Balloon” ongoing, “Behind the
Screen”, The Living Room Candidate:
Presidential Campaign Commercials,
1952–2008.
Queens College
Kissena Boulevard @ LIE; 718.997.3818: Oct.
21-Nov. 30, 15th Annual Queens College
Chamber Music, live concert series; Oct. 27,
Poet/Author/Translator Marilyn Hacker reading;
Nov. 5-13, The Glass Menagerie; Nov. 7, Annual
Commemoration of Kristallnacht, A Far Cry;
Nov. 16, The Brown Bag Book Club; Nov. 20,
Davy Jones of the Monkees; Nov. 21, Forever
Plaid; Nov., A Journey in Stone and Wood.
Queensborough C.C.
222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, 718.631.6262: Oct.
23, Wind Serenades; Oct. 24, Like Father, Like
Son!, An Orthodox Kibbutz in Northern Ireland.
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; Oct. 23,

BOO!, We'll Scare The Art Out Of You!
Queens Theatre in the Park
Most events take place in Flushing Meadows
–Corona Park, venues & ticket prices vary, call
718.760.0064 for information; Oct. 23, Jackie
Mason; Oct. 24, Nov. 19, Tsidii: To The Rising
Sun; Oct. 29-Nov. 7, One Ride; Nov. 6, Dances
with Dinosaurs; Nov. 7, One Ride; Nov. 13, Little
Red: A Fairy Tale in Rhythm and Rhyme, Adam
Pascal/Larry Edhoff in meandlarry; Nov. 20,
2010 Legislative Revue; Nov. 28, Nélida Tirado:
Flamenco.
Others
Oct. 21, LIC Artists Production, Light and Dark;
Holiday Inn Manhattan View, 39-05 29th St.
/Space Realty Group, 29-09 39th Ave., LIC;
646.369.7184.
Oct. 21-23, Compagnia del Rancia, “Pinocchio
The Italian Musical”, $87/$70/$47; East 68th
Street/Park & Lexington Avenues, The Kaye
Playhouse, Hunter College; Manhattan;
212.772.4448.
Oct. 21-24, Noguchi Museum, First Fridays:
California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination
installation; Nov. 16, “On Becoming an
Artist…”, donations welcome, 9-01 33rd Rd.,
LIC; 718.204.7088.
Oct. 21-29, Kwija Lee Cho & Nam Chun Cho
Couple Exhibition “A Wonderful World;
International Center, 50 W. 23rd St., 7th Floor,
Manhattan; gallery 212.255.9555, Nam Chun
Cho 718.721.1244.
Oct. 21-Nov. 7, Thalia Spanish Theatre,
COLOMBIA passion & soul, 41-17 Greenpoint
Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
Oct. 21-Nov. 19, The Heritage Museum of
Epirus, permanent collection of 19th/20th
Epirotan designs, Epirotan Cultural Center at
2514 Bway., Astoria; epirusmuseum@
gmail.com.
Oct. 21-Dec. 14, Topaz Arts, Our Side, Cultural
Identity Writing Workshop, 55-03 39th Ave.,
Woodside; www.topazarts.org.
Oct. 21-Dec. 21, Turkish Cultural Center of
Queens, Turkish & ESL language classes, 43-49
45th St., Sunnyside; 718.482.8263.
Oct. 21-Mar. 6, 2011, Socrates Sculpture Park
EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship
Exhibition, Vernon Boulevard/Broadway, LIC.
Oct. 22-24, Astoria/LIC Film Festival Fan
Awards; astorialicff.com, cmictv.com,
krista@cmictv.com, tickets @ astorialicff.
com/tickets.
Oct. 23, Italian Charities of America, Italian
Night/Saturday Dance, 83-20 Queens Blvd.,
Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Oct. 23, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Wind
Serenades @ Queensborough Performing Arts
Center; 718.326.4455.
Oct. 23, Hellenic-American Chamber of
Commerce/Alma Bank, NYC Greek Film
Festival, free screening, Frank Sinatra School of
The Arts, Tony Bennett Concert Hall, 35-12 35th
Ave., Astoria; www.nycgreekfilmfestival.com.
Oct. 24, Seaburn Books/Queens Gazette, Astoria
Poetry Slam; Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue,
Astoria; 718.784.2224.
Oct. 25, York College, Jazz at the Chapel; Nov. 6,
Bill Jacobs; Nov. 14, York Big Band, open house;
Nov. 22, Jazz at the Chapel; Dec. 3, Fame: The
Musical; Dec. 15, York Big Band Fall Concert,
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; for information
go to http://www.myspace.com/ yorkcollegebluenotes
or http://www.ohny.org/.

Oct. 27, LaGCC, Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Little
Theater, RSVP 718.482.5151 or rsvplpac@
lagcc.cuny.edu.
Oct. 28-29, Nov. 3-7, 10-13, The Queens Players,
Shaw’s “Saint Joan”, $18 door/$15 advance; The
Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC;
718.392.0722, www.thequeensplayers.com
www.secrettheatre.com.
Oct. 28-Nov. 13, Astoria Performing Arts Center,
10th Anniversary Season, “MilkMilkLemonade”
@ Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-
44 Crescent St., Astoria; 917.562.5670.
Oct. 30, The Secret Theatre, An Evening With
Peter Case, $25 p.p., 44-02 23rd St., LIC;
718.392.0722.
Nov. 6-14, The Gingerbread Players,
“Pygmalion”; St. Luke’s Church, Forest Hills.
Nov. 7, Bella Italia Mia, 13th Annual celebration,
seating limited, $35 n.m.; Christ the King H.S.,
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Door 10, 3rd
Floor,Middle Village; 718.426.1240.
Nov. 20, NY Metropolitan Country Music Assn.,
Inc., Neil Scott Johnson; Dec. 11, Gunsmoke;
Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.;
718.763.4328.
Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden,
“Comedyland”, free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria;
718.274.4825.
•Thurs. nights, Bethany Wild Trio; Novo, 78-23
37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.426.7272.
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner-
Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Oct. 22, Queensboro Council for Social Welfare,
88th Annual Awards Luncheon & Networking

Exhibition, Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111st St,,
Flushing Meadow Park-Corona Park;
718.685.2802.
Oct. 24, Brulene Cooperative, flea market, vendors
wanted, Jackson Heights; 718.424.3840.
Oct. 24, Dutch Kills Civic Association, Annual
Street Fair, 36th Avenue; Nov. 5, 30th Year
Anniversary Dinner Dance; 718.786.2049.
Oct. 29, 114th Civilian Observation Patrol, Inc.,
30th Year Anniversary Awards Dinner & Dance;
Riccardo’s Catering Inc. 21-01 24th Ave.,
Astoria, ticket donation $65; 718.728.8763.
Nov. 4, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 2010
Green Gala, Terrace on the Park, Flushing
Meadows–Corona Park; 718.229.4000.
Nov. 13, Chian Federation, 31st Annual Homeric
Award, 44-01 Broadway, Astoria; 718.204.2550.
Nov. 19, The Woodhaven Residents' Block
Association, 39th Annual Dinner Dance &
Fundraiser,, $65 n.m.; Joe Abbracciemento
Restaurant, 69-26 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park;
718.296.3735.
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
Oct. 21, Miss USA @ Applebee’s Neighborhood
Grill & Bar, cancer awareness event benefiting
Gilda’s Club & promoting Dining to Donate,
Queens Center Mall, Elmhurst;
www.missusa.com.
Oct. 26, North Shore-LIJ Health System, “The
Many Faces of Caregiving…” Conference, 7100
Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston;
www.vivohealth.com/caregivers,
www.northshorelij.com/caregivers, 516-465-
2500.
Oct. 26, HealthPoint, Weight Management,
Natural Nutrition Center, 122-15 25th Rd.,
Flushing, RSVP a must; 718.358.1155.
Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Resources for Children with
Special Needs, Inc. Free Workshop Series, call
for 2011 workshop dates, 99-04 161st St., Suite
401, Jamaica; 718.206.3400.
Nov. 3, Samuel Field Y, Parent/Caregiver
Management of Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorders; Mon., Wed., Samuel Field Y, preschool
programs for kids with developmental disabilities,
ages 3 to 5; call 718.225.6750, x. 262 or
gmayerhoff@sfy.org; Mon., Wed., Fri.,
Medicaid Waiver Afterschool Program, ages 5 to
21; 718.225.6750, x. 266 or
JMendelsohn@sfy.org.
Nov. 7, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation/NY Blood
Center, blood drive; Flushing H.S., First Floor,
35-01 Union St., Flushing; 800.933.2566.
Nov. 17, NAMI Queens/Nassau, Does Smoking
Marijuana Trigger Psychosis?; Zucker Hillside
Hospital, Sloman Auditorium, 266th Street;
718.470.8100.
Mount Sinai Queens
Registration and/or appointment is required, call
718-267-4333 for time & location information:
Oct. 21, Men’s Health Below the Belt @ Astoria
Homeowners, Tenants & Business Civic Assoc.;
Oct. 26, Preventing Breast Cancer: What You
Need To Know @ Crescent Tower; Oct. 27,
Make the Most Out of Your Doctor Visits @

Hellenic Cultural Center in Greek & English;
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, YOGA for the Fabulous 50s
and Beyond! @ Crescent Tower; Nov. 10,
Breathe Better with Pulmonary Problems @
Catherine Sheridan S.C.; Nov. 11, Reduce Your
Risk of Stroke @ Crescent Towers; Nov. 17, Ask
The Pediatrician @ Astoria Blue Feather Head
Start; Nov. 18, When Your Rhythm’s Out of Sync
@ Raices Astoria S.C.; Nov. 30, Take Control of
Your Cholesterol @ Physician Associates.
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.
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.
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.
•Western Queens Public Information, Narcotics
Anonymous, 718.962.6244 or
www.westernqueensna.org.
Historicals
Oct. 21-Dec. 15, Greater Astoria Historical
Society, Reading Between the Lines; Oct. 30,
Walking Tour of the Haunted Waters of the East
River, 4th Floor, 35–20 Broadway, LIC;
718.278.0700.
Oct. 21-Jan. 11, 2011, Queens Historical Society
Children’s Exhibit, A Visual History of Freedom:
An Exhibit for Young Learners & Families; Oct.
30, Cypress Hills Cemetery Tour, 143-35 37th
Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 17.
Oct. 24, Bayside Historical Society, Jordi Querol
classical piano concert; Oct. 31, Totten Trot 5K
Foot Race; ongoing, The Women of Bayside,
Bayside Life: On The Edge of Modernity, Native
Bayside, The Castle, If The Hat Fits, 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.
•Sat., Greater Ridgewood Historical Society,
open to the public, 143-135 37th Ave., Flushing,
718.465-1776.
•Central Queens Historical Association, a source
for Queens photos not available elsewhere;
www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496.
Items of Community Interest
Now, Sunnyside Community Services, computer
classes, deadline Oct. 12, 43-31 39th St.;
www.scsny.org.
Oct. 23, NY Hall of Science, National Chemistry
Day, hands-on activities, $11/$8; 718.699.0005 or
www.nysci.org.
Oct. 21-Nov. 16, NYS SBD/QEDC/CUNY,
Entrepreneurship Development Program; The
Entrepreneur’s Space a Food and Business
Incubator, 36-46 37th St., LIC; 718.482.5303.
Oct. 21-Dec. 16, American Bolero Dance
Company, children/adult 13-week dance classes;
718.392.8888.
Oct. 21-Dec. 18, Sky View Center grand opening,
free concerts, family events and give-aways,
40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing
Oct. 23, New York Cares Day, volunteers wanted
to revitalize 100 public schools, registration $20
p.p., www.newyorkcaresday.org.
Oct. 24, Second Annual Interfaith Walk, Sikh
Center of Flushing, 38-17 Parsons Blvd.,
Flushing.
Oct. 26, St. John’s University/Immaculate
Conception School, Aquinas Plaque Unveiling,
SJU Campus, Utopia Parkway/Grand Central
Parkway.
Oct. 26, Sterling National Bank, SBA Programs
& Services: How It Can Help You…, registration
required, 89-04 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica;
718.725.0325 or elizabeth.
forgione@sterlingnatioalbank.com
Oct. 27, Queens College, Survivors Speak Out…
@ Rosenthal Library, Room 230, Kissena
Boulevard, Flushing.
Oct. 28, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Annual
Frank Tempone Golf Outing; North Hills Country
Club; www.queenschamber.org or 718.898.8500.
Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., United Community Civic
Association, Annual Children’s Halloween
Costume Party, everything free, costumes a must;
Central Lounge, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria.
Nov. 3, PlaNYC/Earth Day 2011 community
input; Frank Sinatra School for the Arts, Tony
Bennett Concert Hall, 35-12 35th Ave., Astoria;
www.nyc.gov or CountMeln@Cithall.nyc.gov.
Nov. 21, U.S. Coast Guard, About Safe Boating
class, Flotilla 12-01 @ Fort Totten; pre-register @
917.952.7014 or 12-01@verizon.net.
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.
•Wednesdays, Seaburn Bookstore, English conversation
classes, 33-18 Broadway, Astoria;
718.267.7929.
•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: Oct. 23,
Halloween Blood Fest.

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; Oct. 21-22, 21-29, Toddler Time; Oct.
21-22, 28-29, Wee Sprouts; Oct. 21, 25-28,
Sunny Bunnies; Oct. 22, 29, Fledglings; Oct. 23,
Children’s Nature Photography, APEC Square
Dance, Spellbound Pumpkins, Halloween
Festival (rain date Oct. 24); Oct. 24, APEC
Annual Membership Meeting “Owl Program”;
Oct. 29, The Green Café: “Nature as Muse” @
APEC, open mic; Oct. 29, 30, Haunted Lantern
Tours; Oct. 30, Pumpkin Patch Match, Make a
Solar Panel; Nov. 1, Teen Tiny Trick O’Treaters;
Nov. 1-4, 8-10, 15-18, 22-24, 30, Sunny
Bunnies; Nov. 1-5, 9-12, 16-17, Toddler Time;
Nov. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 29, 30; Nov. 4-5, 11-12, 19,
Wee Sprouts; Nov. 13, An Evening With The
Stars; Nov. 19, The Green Café: “Nature as
Muse” @ APEC, open mic.
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; Oct. 28,
Exploratory Earth Day meeting, collaborators
needed, RSVP by Oct. 26; Oct. 31, Pumpkin
Patch, $10 per child.
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: weekends to
Nov. 7, 3-Acre Amazing Maize Maze; Oct. 23,
Full Moon Harvest Celebration; Oct. 30-31,
Halloween Haunted House; Oct. 31, Children’s
Fall Festival.
Queens Zoo
53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona
Park; 718.271.1500 or go to
www.queenszoo.com: ongoing, Interactive
Discovery Center.
Others
Oct. 23, Coastal Preservation Network,
milliontreesNYC, plant 800 trees, Powell's Cove
Park, College Point;
www.coastalpreservation.org.
Oct. 24, Fort Totten Park, Solid As A Rock, 19th
century fortress, free, Visitor Center, Building
502, 212th Street/Cross Island Parkway,
Bayside; 311.
Oct. 24, Urban Park Rangers, fall migration;
Dec. 19, Duck, Duck Goose Tours of Willow
Lake @ Mauro Park, Park Drive East/73rd
Terrace, Kew Gardens Hills; 311.
Mon.-Thurs., Fall 2010 CityParks Foundation
Seniors Fitness Programs; Mon-Thurs., Astoria
Park, Cunningham Park, Roy Wilkins and
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 311.
Reunions
Nov. 20, St. John’s Prep Classes of ’35, ’40, ’45,
’50, ’55, ’60, ’65, ’70 Reunion; The New York
Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South,
Manhattan; 718.721.7200, x. 686.
•Martin Luther H.S., Class Reunion, all grads
especially classes of ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90,
’95, ’00 & ’05, admission by donation to 50th
Anniversary Challenge or Scholarship Fund;

RSVP 718.894.4000, x. 133 or
Alumni@MartinLutherNYC.org.
School News & Events
Oct. 27, LaGuardia C.C., How to Apply for
Financial Aid and Scholarships, U.S. Poet
Laureate Poetry Reading, free, 718.482.5151;
Oct. 28, Plant Propagation @ Queens Botanical
Garden; 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.
Nov. 4, Martin Luther School, Fall Open House
for 5th to 8th grade students; Nov. 11, 20,
Academic Excellence Scholarship Exams, 60-02
Maspeth Ave.; 718.894.4000.
Nov. 27, St. Clare’s School, Homecoming
Celebration, all alumni & guests can register,
137-25 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale;
718.341.1018.
Senior Centers: Activities
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: Tues., bereavement group; Wed.,
Ethics for Thinking People; Thurs., Computer
Classes for Adult Seniors; Oct. 24, Pathways to
Jewish Connections: A Community
Conversation on Autism; Nov. 2, Journalist Jere
Van Dyk, 45 Days As A Prisoner of the Taliban;
Nov. 9, Author Suzanne Vromen Hidden
Children of the Holocaust.
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.
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 nonseniors.

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:
Mon./Fri., ESL tutoring; Oct. 25, Irma Wesley
tours Fifth Avenue to Washington Square; Oct.
27, Healthy Cooking class, Martin Schneider
Ecology’s Batman.
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.
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.
Selfhelp Maspeth, 69-61 Grand Ave., Maspeth;
718.429.3636; Sep. 30, Tai Chi Classes.
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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