2010-11-17 / Community Calendar
Gazette Calendar Of Events
Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., Sunnyside Chamber of
Commerce Holiday Tree Lighting, Sunnyside
Drum Corps, prix fixe dinner at Dazies, RSVP;
Sabba Park, 50th Street/Queens Boulevard;
Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Woodside On The Move Annual
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Sohncke
Square Park, 58th Street/Woodside & Roosevelt
Avenues; RSVP 718.476.8449.
Dec. 4-5, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Flushing House
Holiday Fair/Flea Market, huge variety of goods,
admission free, 38-20 Bowne St., Large Game
Room, Flushing; 718.762.3198.
Dec. 5, 3 p.m., Sacred Music Chorale of
Richmond Hill Annual Holiday Concert; St.
John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St.;
Dec. 5, 2 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, A Klezmer
Hanukkah Party; Dec. 12, 19, 2 p.m., A
Christmas Celebration, The Nutcracker; Dec. 18,
2 p.m., An All Ages Kwanzaa Celebration, Robbi
K And Friends, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing;
718.463.7700, x. 222.
Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society
Holiday Party, book signing, Then & Now, Long
Island City and the “Saw Lady” Natalia Peruz,
35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor; 718.278.0700.
Dec. 11, 8 p.m., Astoria Symphony Holiday
Jubilee and Messiah; Frank Sinatra School of the
Arts, LIC; 917.460.4289.
Dec. 12, 1-5 p.m., Queens Historical 23rd Annual
Flushing Historic Holiday House Tour, reserve;
Dec. 16, 7 p.m., 112th Precinct Community
Council Holiday Party; Russell Sage Junior H.S.,
Dec. 19, 4 p.m., Oratorio Society of Queens
Annual Holiday Concert; Queensborough C.C.,
222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.279.3006.
Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm.
Nov. 18, 8 p.m, FDR Dems; Chabad of NE
Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside;
Dec. 11, Jan. 8, 2011, Feb. 12, 1 p.m.,
Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven
Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-
15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735.
Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., sharp, John F.
Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; call
917.376.4496 for information.
Nov. 18, 7:45 p.m., sharp, Board 3; I.S. 227, 32-
02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.458.2707.
Dec. 8, 7:45 p.m., Board 6, 80-02 Kew Gardens
Rd., Kew Gardens; 718.263.9250.
Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish
Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows;
Nov. 23, 7 p.m., 114th Police Precinct;
Nov. 23, Dec. 28, Jan. 25, 2011, Feb. 22, Mar.
22, Apr. 26, May 24, Jun. 28, 107th Police
Precinct, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.
Dec. 20, Jan. 17, 2011, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr.
18, May 16, Jun. 20, 110th Police Precinct;
VFW Hall, 51-11 108th St., Corona.
Community Education Councils
Nov. 22, 6 p.m., District 24, public hearing; Nov.
23, 7 p.m., calendar meeting; I.S. 119, 74-01 78th
Ave., Glendale; 718.418.8160.
Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., District 30, venues change,
call for location information, 718.391.8380.
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. 20, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., UFT, Parent
Education Conference; Sheraton laGuardia East
Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing;
Nov. 22, 4:30 p.m., Queens Library, Security
Committee; 5:45 p.m., Finance/Investment committee;
6 p.m., Buildings/Grounds committee;
Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., Administrative Committee;
Dec. 8, 6:15 p.m., Board of Trustees, Central
Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica;
Dec. 8, 6 p.m., NYC Health & Hospitals
Corporation; Queens Hospital Center, 82-68
164th St., Jamaica; 212.788.3360.
Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board; B.P.’s
Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall,
120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens;
Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet; B.P.’s
Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall,
120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens;
Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., Ravenswood Lions Club;
Riccardo’s, 21-01 21st Ave., Astoria.
•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: Nov. 18-Dec. 24, Annual Holiday Book
Drive; Nov. 18; A Playwright’s Workshop; 3rd
Tues. each month, Poetry Writing Workshops.
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700,
x. 222: Nov. 18-Sep. 2011, Within The Emperor’s
Garden: The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion;
Nov. 19, NEA Jazz Masters Concert, Korean
Painting Exhibition; Nov. 20, Origami Zoo With
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,
Nov. 20, Davy Jones of the Monkees; Nov. 21,
Forever Plaid; ongoing Nov., A Journey in Stone
Kissena Boulevard @ LIE; 718.997.3818: Nov.
18-30, 15th Annual Queens College Chamber
Music, live concert series; Nov. 18-Dec. 23,
“Voices Envisioned: Memories Made in Northern
Ireland”; Nov. 20, Davy Jones of the Monkees;
Nov. 21, Forever Plaid; Nov. 23, Evening
Reading, Edwidge Danticat/Leonard Lopate;
Nov. 30, Michael Cunningham.
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; Nov. 19, Tsidii: To
The Rising Sun; Nov. 20, 2010 Legislative
Revue; Nov. 28, Nélida Tirado: Flamenco.
Nov. 18-19, The Heritage Museum of Epirus,
permanent collection of 19th/20th Epirotan
designs, Epirotan Cultural Center at 2514 Bway.,
Nov. 18-21, Opa! The Musical, English/Greek
supertitles, $25 general admission; The Hellenic
Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent St., Astoria;
Nov. 18-29, 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
Nov. 18-Dec. 12, Theater of the Ridiculous, “The
Mystery of Irma Vep”; Greek Cultural Center,
26-80 30th St., Astoria; 718.726.7329.
Nov. 18-Dec. 14, Topaz Arts, Our Side, Cultural
Identity Writing Workshop, 55-03 39th Ave.,
Nov. 18-Dec. 21, Turkish Cultural Center of
Queens, Turkish & ESL language classes, 43-49
45th St., Sunnyside; 718.482.8263.
Nov. 18-Mar. 6, 2011, Socrates Sculpture Park
EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship
Exhibition, Vernon Boulevard/Broadway, LIC.
Nov. 18-Apr. 24, 2011, Noguchi Museum,
Second Sundays: “On Becoming an Artist, 1922-
1960”, donations welcome, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC;
Nov, 20, Italian Charities of America, Saturday
Dance, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd.,
Nov. 20, Bella Italia Mia, Emelise Aleandri “The
Masks of Venice”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02
Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village;
Nov. 20, The Secret Theatre, Secret Burlesque,
$10 p.p., 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722,
Nov. 20, NY Metropolitan Country Music Assn.,
Neil Scott Johnson; Dec. 11, Gunsmoke;
Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.;
Nov. 21, workShop Theater Company, The Old
Wife’s Tale; Nov. 28, Sam and laura, Manhattan;
Nov. 21, Dino Rosi, The Voice of Napoli,
International Concert; Atria of Kew Gardens,
117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens.
Nov. 21, Real Brave Audio, 5th Annual Fall
Concert, 195-09 69th Ave., Fresh Meadows;
Nov. 21, Pianists Yelena & Vladimir Polezhayev;
St. Mel Church, 26-01 154th St., Flushing;
Nov. 22, York College, 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
Nov. 23, Flux Factory, artist talk, 39-31 29th St.,
Nov. 26, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Flamenco Trio
Musical; Nov. 26, Son Sublime; Nov. 28,
Zarzuelas & Romantic Latino Songs, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
Dec. 4, Dance Entropy/Green Space, Take
Root/Dana Salisbury Dec. 11, Take Root/Misc.
Performers; Dec. 12, Fertile Ground/Misc.
Performers, 24th Street, Astoria.
•Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden,
“Comedyland”, free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria;
•Thurs. nights, Bethany Wild Trio; Novo, 78-23
37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.426.7272.
•Mon.-Sun., Jackson Heights Art Club, classes
for children and adults, day or evening;
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner-
Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers
Nov. 19, Eleftheria-Pancyprian Youth Soccer
Teams, fund-raising party, donation $75 p.p.;
Pancyprian Sports Club, 23-15 31st St., Astoria;
718.267.2000 or 347.612.6108.
Nov. 19, The Woodhaven Residents’ Block
Association, 39th Annual Dinner Dance &
Fundraiser, $65 n.m.; Joe Abbracciamento
Restaurant, 69-26 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park;
Nov. 20, Medical Society of Queens, Annual
Physician’s Expo & Dinner/Dance Gala; Terrace
on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park;
Nov. 20, Variety Boys/Girls Club
Sunnyside/Woodside Unit, Dancing with the
Stars of Our Community, $45 p.p.; St. Raphael’s
School, Auditorium, 48-25 37th St., LIC;
•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.
Dec. 2, SamuelField Y, Couple Servies,
Interpersonal Relationsips, pre-register;
718.225.6750, x. 243; Mon., Wed., preschool
programs, 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.
Mount Sinai Queens
Registration and/or appointment is required, call
718-267-4333 for time & location information:
Nov. 18, When Your Rhythm’s Out of Sync @
Raices Astoria S.C.; Nov. 23, 30, YOGA for the
Fabulous 50s and Beyond! @ Crescent Tower;
Nov. 30, Take Control of Your Cholesterol @
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;
• Domestic Violence; American Family
Community Services, 37-63 76th St., Jackson
• 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.
•Jovenes Queens Group, alcoholics anonymous,
free, 102-08 Northern Blvd., Corona;
• Mammograms, Mondays, Community
Healthcare Network’s Helen B. Atkinson Health
Center, 81 W. 115th St., Manhattan;
•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. 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,
•Western Queens Public Information, Narcotics
Anonymous, 718.962.6244 or
Nov. 18-Dec. 15, Greater Astoria Historical
Society, Reading Between the Lines, 35–20
Broadway, LIC; 718.278.0700.
Nov. 18-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, Historic
Lawrence Cemetery tour, free, 216th Street/42nd
Avenue; www.baysidehistorical.org; 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.
•Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., King Manor Museum,
tours & school/group programs, Jamaica
Avenue/140th Street, Jamaica; 718.206.0545, x.
•Sat., Greater Ridgewood Historical Society,
open to the public, 143-135 37th Ave., Flushing,
•Central Queens Historical Association, a source
for Queens photos not available elsewhere;
www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496.
Items of Community Interest
Nov. 18-Dec. 16, American Bolero Dance
Company, children/adult 13-week dance classes;
Nov. 18-Dec. 18, Sky View Center grand opening,
free concerts, family events and give-aways,
40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing.
Nov. 20, American Family Community Services,
The Alphabet of Parenting Skills workshop, preregistration
required, 37-63 76th St., Jackson
Nov. 21, U.S. Coast Guard, About Safe Boating
class, Flotilla 12-01 @ Fort Totten; pre-register @
917.952.7014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 12, Municipal Arts Society/Jack
Eichenbaum, Keeping Off Midtown Streets;
•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;
•Forty Plus of New York orientation/tour, 470
Seventh Ave., Manhattan; 212.947.4230.
There are many free events available at Queens
libraries for adults, teens, “tweens” and kids. For
program information, call 718.990.0700: Nov. 13,
Mystery Writers of America-NY Chapter, A-List
Author Event, Forest Hills.
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; Nov. 17-18, 22-24, 30, Sunny Bunnies;
Nov. 17, Toddler Time; Nov. 19, Wee Sprouts,
The Green Café: “Nature as Muse” @ APEC,
open mic; Nov. 20, Animals That Go Bump in the
Night; Nov. 21, Mad Scientist: Global Warming;
Nov. 26, “Wildman” Steve Brill Hunt for Wild
Burdock Root, 914.835.2153; Nov. 27, Post
Thanksgiving Hike; Nov. 29, 30, An Evening
With The Stars, Mad Scientiest: As The Leaf
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; Nov. 20,
Composting in the City Workshop.
Queens County Farm Museum
Enjoy being outside and taking a walk around the
grounds at the farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.,
Floral Park; 718.347.3276.
53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona Park;
718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com:
ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center.
Nov. 20, Urban Park Rangers, The “Hidden”
World of Fort Totten @ Fort Totten, Visitor
Center, Building 502; Dec. 19, Duck, Duck Goose
Tours of Willow Lake @ Mauro Park, Park Drive
East/73rd Terrace, Kew Gardens Hills; 311.
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
School News & Events
Nov. 19, Msgr. McClancy H.S., Hall of Fame
2010, $125 .p., RSVP, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.,
Flushing; 718.886.7250 or 718.898.3800.
Nov. 20, Holy Cross H.S., Hall of Fame 2010,
$125 p.p., RSVP, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.,
Flushing; 718.886.7250 or 718.353.3490.
Nov. 21, St. Francis of Assisi School, Indoor Flea
Market, vendor’s wanted, 21st Avenue/45th
Nov. 27, St. Clare’s School, Homecoming
Celebration, all alumni & guests can register, 137-
25 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale; 718.341.1018.
Nov. 27, Incarnation School Alumni Association,
Homecoming 2010, 89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd.,
Queens Village; 718.465.5066, alumni@
Nov. 28, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
Immaculate Conception School, annual flea market,
/old/furniture/books more, 21-63 29th St.;
Ongoing, LaGuardia C.C., How to Apply to
CUNY, courses at Taxi & For Hire Vehicle Driver
http://ace.laguardia.edu/taxi; 31-10 Thomson
Ave., LIC; 718.482.5966.
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 in 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;
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:
Tues., bereavement group; Wed., Ethics for
Thinking People; Thurs., Computer Classes for
Adult Seniors; Nov. 30, Author Eric Metaxas on
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 non-seniors.
Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older
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, 4th Wed., For Men
Only: Nov. 18, Sy Weber; Nov. 22, discussion on
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;
Steinway S.C., 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria;