2010-12-22 / Community Calendar
Gazette Calendar Of Events
Dates & times are subject to change, call to
Jan. 8, 2011, Feb. 12, 1 p.m., Woodhaven
Residents’ Block; Woodhaven Richmond
Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15
Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735.
Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12,
Jun. 9, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa
Parish Center, 50-22 45th St., Woodside;
Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m., Flushing Camera;
Flushing Hospital, Auditorium, 146-01 45th
Ave., Flushing; 718.749.0643.
Jan. 10, 2011, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7;
Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.,
Dec. 28, Jan. 25, 2011, Feb. 22, Mar. 22,
Apr. 26, May 24, Jun. 28, 107th Police
Precinct, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.
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
Jan. 5, 2011, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4,
Jun. 1, 7 p.m., District 25, 30-48 Linden Pl.,
Room 407, Flushing; 718.281.3786.
Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., District 30; venues
change, call for information, 718.391.8380.
Jan. 9, 2011, Feb. 13, Mar. 20, Apr. 10,
May 15, Jun. 12, Jul. 10, Aug. 14, Sep. 18,
Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, noon, Bella Italia
Mia; Christ the King H.S., dates subject to
weather/school functions, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave., Middle villge;
Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board; B.P.’s
Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough
Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens;
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10,
Jun. 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.,
Arts & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble
176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows;
718.380-7077: 3rd Tues. each month,
Poetry Writing Workshops; Jan. 10, 2011,
Open Mic Poetry Night; Jan. 15, No-Name
Calling Storytime; Jan. 15-23, Educator
Appreciation Week; Jan. 17, Movies &
Music Book Group; Jan. 18, Poetry Writing
Workshop; Jan. 19, Nook Night; Jan. 29,
Let It Snow Storytime, Snowflake
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing;
718.463.7700, x. 222: Dec. 23-Sep. 2011,
Within The Emperor’s Garden: The Ten
Thousand Springs Pavilion; Dec. 23-Jan. 7,
2011, Korean Painting Exhibition: A Walk
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria;
718.784.0077: daily, “The Red Balloon”
ongoing, “Behind the Screen”, Real
Virtuality, Dolls vs. Dictators, City Glow;
Jan. 15, 2011, “Duck Soup”, Playtime,
“The Hustler”, “2001: A Space Odyssey”,
8mm Kuchar Films, Signal to Noise.
Kissena Boulevard @ LIE; 718.997.3818:
Dec. 23, “Voices Envisioned: Memories
Made in Northern Ireland”; Jan. 13, 2011,
Windows & Mirrors: The War in
Afghanistan; Jan. 23, Classic Hits for Kids
“Concerti”; Jan. 28-Jun. 30, Express: Local
New York Regional Aesthetics.
Queensborough Community College
Jan. 29, 2011, Back To The 60’s!; Feb. 20,
Tango Buenos Aires; Mar. 20, Voloshky
Ukrainian Dance Ensemble; Mar. 26,
Abbamania; Mar. 27, All Shook Up; Apr. 2,
John Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven; Apr.
10, Betty Buckley: Broadway by Request!;
Apr. 23, Russian National Ballet: “Sleeping
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;
Dec. 28-30, “The Nutcracker”.
Dec. 23, Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center,
NYC Clay Fest, Potters’ Wheel, 120-33
83rd Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.6614.
Dec. 23-Jan. 9, 2011, Jeffrey Leder Gallery,
Donna Levinstone Pastel Landscapes, 11-05
44th Rd., 3rd Floor, LIC.
Dec. 23-Mar. 6, 2011, Socrates Sculpture
Park EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist
Fellowship Exhibition, Vernon
Dec. 23-Apr. 4, 2011, MoMA PS1, The
Talent Show: Feng Mengbo; Jan. 23, 2011-
May 2, Sergej Jensen; Jan. 23-Aug. 8,
Lurel Nakadt;, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC;
Dec. 23-Apr. 24, 2011, Noguchi Museum,
Second Sundays: “On Becoming an Artist,
Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries,
1922-1960”; 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC;
Dec. 31, York College, Jazz at the Chapel;
Jan. 31, 2011, Jazz at the Chapel, Thomas
Stempkowski Quartet @ Illinois Jacquet;
Feb. 28, Jazz at the Chapel, Macroscopia @
Illinois Jacquet; Mar. 18, York College
Music Extravaganza @ JPAC, Mar 28, Jazz
at the Chapel, Chanda Rule @ Illinois
Jacquet, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.,
Jamaica; for information go to
Jan. 8, 2011, Thalia Spanish Theatre, “La
Cucarachita Martina”; Jan. 29-Mar. 20,
“You Tango?”; Apr. 1-3, “Flamenco &
Indian Music & Dance”, 41-17 Greenpoint
Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
Jan. 8, 22, Italian Charities of America,
Saturday Dance, Mon. & Fri., Dance with
Instructions $10, 83-20 Queens Blvd.,
•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;
•Mon.-Sun., Jackson Heights Art Club,
classes for children and adults, day or
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner-
Dances & More
Jan. 12, 2011, Greater NY Chamber of
Commerce open house & networking breakfast,
$25 guests/$10 members, must RSVP,
Coffee House, 6th Floor, 20 W. 44th St.,
Jan. 15, Italian Charities of America flea
market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens
Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Jan. 22, Queens Lesbian & Gay Pride
Committee, 2011 Winter Pride Dinner
Dance; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria
Blvd., Astoria; 718.228.7599.
•Ongoing, Animal Rescue, pet adoptions,
donations appreciated; 718.224.8629 or
•Ongoing, Bobbi and the Strays NY Pet
Rescue & Adoption,
donations appreciated, Adoption Center, 71-
03 80 St., Glendale; 718. 326.6070.
•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, nonprofit,
no-kill organization, donations appreciated,
89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park;
718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com.
Samuel Field Y
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; Dec. 23, A Personal
Growth/Relationship Group with
Assertiveness Training, 8 weeks, preregister
Dec. 29, Wednesday Nite Rap, “Shampoo”
film lecture; Dec. 30, “The Emotional
Impact of Separation and Divorce”, preregister;
Jan. 5, 2011, Wednesday Nite Rap,
“Love or Lust…”; Jan. 6, Singles Services
“Personal Growth/Relationship with
Assertiveness Training”, 718.225.6750, x.
Mount Sinai Queens
Registration and/or appointment is required,
call 718-267-4333 for time & location information:
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
• 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;
• 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
•Overeaters Anonymous, Fridays; Unity
Center of Flushing, 42-11 155th St.,
•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
•Western Queens Public Information,
Narcotics Anonymous, 718.962.6244 or
Dec. 23-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;
•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
•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.
•Weds., Seaburn Bookstore, English conversation
classes, 33-18 Broadway, Astoria;
•Forty Plus of New York orientation/tour,
470 Seventh Ave., Manhattan;
There are many free events available at
Queens libraries for adults, teens, “tweens”
and kids. For program information, call
718.990.0700; Dec. 28, “School’s Out” Folk
& Fairytales, ages 3-12 @ Whitestone
Library, 151-10 14th Rd.
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;
Dec. 23, Sunny Bunnies, Toddler Time, Wee
Queens Botanical Garden
CLOSED DEC. 24-JAN. 4, 2011; Jan. 8-9,
2011, MulchFest 2011, go to
mulchfest.html; Jan. 9, Books for Trees:
Read-a-thon benefits QBG, Electronic
Waste Recyclng Event @ QBG Crommelin
Street Entrance, 43-50 Main St., Flushing;
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
School News & Events
Ongoing, LaGuardia C.C., How to Apply to
CUNY, courses at Taxi & For Hire Vehicle
Driver Institute; 718.482.5335,
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
Bayside S.C., 221-15 Horace Harding
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; Jan. 3-
4, 6, 2011, Pilates classes.
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,
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; Dec. 23, “African
Queen”; Dec. 27, Vuksic Studio Holiday
Sing-A-Long; Jan. 4, 2011, Pepe Santana
and Chris Lefkarites.
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;
Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal S.C., 45-
25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549.
Selfhelp Maspeth, 69-61 Grand Ave.,
Steinway S.C., 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria;
Sunnyside Community Services Center
for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173.