2011-01-05 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings
Dates & times are subject to change, call to
confirm.
Associations
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;
917.535.0516.
Clubs
Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Clinton Democratic; Vallone &
Vllone LLP, 25-59 Francis Lewis Blvd.,
Flushing; 718.428.7285.
Community Boards
Jan. 6, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside
Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground
Floor; 718.533.8773.
Jan. 10, 2011, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union
Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing;
718.359.2800.
Community Councils
Jan. 25, 2011, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, Apr. 26, May
24, Jun. 28, 107th Police Precinct, Parsons
Boulevard, Flushing.
Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16,
Jun. 20, 110th Police Precinct; VFW Hall, 51-
11 108th St., Corona.
Community Education Councils
Jan. 12, 2011, 6-8 p.m. District 25; P.S. 165,
70-35 150th St; Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4,
Jun. 1, 7 p.m., 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.
Other
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; 718.426.1240.
Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board; B.P.’s
Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall,
120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens;
718.286.2860.
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.
Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library
Administrative Committee, Formal Conference
Room, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.;
718.990.0700.
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: 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 Children’s Craft.
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing;
718.463.7700, x. 222: Jan. 6-Sep. 2011, Within
The Emperor’s Garden: The Ten Thousand
Springs Pavilion.
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;
Jan. 16, The Hustler, Magic, Music, and Early
Movies, 8mm Films by the Kuchars’, Mumbai
Diaries; Jan. 17, Coraline, King: A Filmed
Record, Montgomery to Memphis; Jan. 18,
Cinema Eye Honors; Jan. 21, The Big Combo;
Jan. 22, Oliver Twist, Digital Drawing, The Big
Combo, Autour de L’Argent, L’Argent Music:
The Mont Alto Orchestra; Jan. 23, Oliver Twist,
L’Argent…; Jan. 23, Poetry, Autour de
L’Argent, Academy Film Archive; Jan. 25, The
Art of Televised Baseball, Gowdy in Person;
Jan. 28, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders;
Jan. 29, Way Out West, Rome, Open City,
From Contemplation to Chaos…, Fellini’s
Roma, The Salvation Hunters; Jan. 30, Way
Out West, The Ghost Train, Upstream,
…Contemplation…, The Mayor of Hell.
Queens College
Kissena Boulevard @ LIE; 718.997.3818: 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; Feb. 8-May 22,
Mansheng Wang: Art & Artlessness; Feb. 13,
Classic Hits for Kids Concert “Percussion”;
Feb. 15, Evening Readings: Jonathan Franzen.
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
Beauty”.
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: Jan. 16,
International Guitar Night; Jan. 29, Goldilocks
& the 3 Bears; Feb. 13, Madeline and the Bad
Hat; Feb. 27, School of American Ballet.
Others
Jan. 6-9, 2011, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Donna
Levinstone Pastel Landscapes, 11-05 44th Rd.,
3rd Floor, LIC.
Jan. 6-Mar. 6, 2011, Socrates Sculpture Park
EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship
Exhibition, Vernon Boulevard/Broadway, LIC.
Jan. 6-Apr. 4, 2011, MoMA PS1, The Talent
Show: Feng Mengbo; Jan. 23-May 2, Sergej
Jensen; Jan. 23-Aug. 8, Laurel Nakadate; May
8-Aug. 1, Francis Alys; May 8-Aug. 14, Ryan
Trecartin: Any Ever, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC;
718.784.2084.
Jan. 6-Apr. 24, 2011, Noguchi Museum,
Second Sundays: “On Becoming an Artist,
Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-
1960”; 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC; 718.204.7088.
Jan. 6-21, Flushing Camera Club Photography
Exhibit; Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.,
Lower Level.
Jan. 8, 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.,
Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Jan. 12-16, 19-23, 26-29, The Secret
Theatre/The Queens Players, 6: The Sixth
Annual LIC One-Act Festival, 44-02 23rd St.,
LIC; reservations/info, 718.392.0722.
Jan. 14-Feb. 5, Q Gardens Gallery Children’s
Photo Show, 80-61 Lefferts Blvd., Kew
Gardens; 347.494.5704.
Jan. 15, Con Brio Ensemble Twilight Concert;
Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.; Jan. 16,
Church In The Gardens, Forest Hills; Jan. 22,
Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern
Blvd., Corona; 718.459.1277.
Jan. 19, Dino Rosi “The Voice of Napoli”; The
Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing.
Jan. 22, NY Metropolitan Country Music
Association, San Antones; Feb. 12, Mary
Lamont; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02
Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.
Jan. 31, York College, 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
http://www.myspace.com/, yorkcollegebluenotes or http://www.ohny.org/.
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.
Mon.-Sun., Jackson Heights Art Club, classes
for children and adults, day or evening;
718.926.9821.
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., Manhattan;
212.686.7220.
Jan. 15, Italian Charities of America flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd.,
Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
Jan. 16, John F. Kennedy Regular Dems of
Queens Installation of Officers, Jewish Center
of Kew Gardens Hills; call 917.376.4496 for
information.
Jan. 22, Queens Lesbian & Gay Pride
Committee, 2011 Winter Pride Dinner Dance;
Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.,
Astoria; 718.228.7599.
Jan. 28, NYS Grand Lodge Foundation/Order
Sons of Italy in America, 18th Anniversary
Winter Charity Ball; Chateau Briand, Carle
Place; 800.322.6742/ 516.785.4623.
Feb. 27, Queens Village Republican Club
136th Anniversay/Lincoln Dinner/Padavan
Testimonial; Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.,
Queens Village; 718.343.8830.
Ongoing, Animal Rescue, pet adoptions, donations appreciated; 718.224.8629 or
631.420.0425.
Ongoing, Bobbi and the Strays NY Pet Rescue
& Adoption,
www.bobbiandthestrays.org/Adopt.aspx, 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, non-profit, no-kill organization, donations appreciated,
89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park; 718.424-3340 or
www.acq.petfinder.com.
Health
Jan. 8, Flushing YMCA open house, karate,
games, arts & crafts, basketball, weight training, core conditioning break & belly dancing,
Zumba, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing;
718.961.6880, x. 152.
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;
Jan. 6, Singles Services “Personal
Growth/Relationship with Assertiveness
Training”; Jan. 12, Wednesday Nite Rap:
“Being There”; Jan. 13, “The Emotional
Impact of Separation & Divorce”
718.225.6750, x. 243.
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 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.
•Drug Problems? Call Narcotic Anonymous,
718.962-6244 or go to
www.westernqueensna.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.
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.
•Tai Chi, Saturdays, Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi
Assoc., 87-10 Liberty Ave., Ozone Park;
ozoneparktaichi@yahoo.com.
Historicals
Jan. 6-11, 2011, Queens Historical Society
Children’s Exhibit, A Visual History of
Freedom: An Exhibit for Young Learners &
Families; Jan. 9, Author Neal P. Gillen Altar
Boy, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing;
718.939.0647, x. 17.
Jan. 8, Greater Astoria Historical Society,
Documentary “The Country and the City
(1609-1825”; Jan. 15, History Roundtable, 35-
20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria;
718.278.0700.
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.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
Jan. 8, HGTV designstar, open casting; New
York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave.,
Manhattan; www.castingdesignstar.com.
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;
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.
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; Jan. 8, Mad Scientists:
Global Warming; Jan. 8, 22, Footprints in the
Snow; Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, Mar. 2, 9,
16, 23, Nature Explorers; Jan. 13, Sign
Language for Families; Jan. 15, 23, Animal
Care Trainee.
Queens Botanical Garden
Jan. 8-9, 2011, MulchFest 2011, go to
www.nycgovparks/org/services/mulchfest/mul
chfest.html; Jan. 9, Books for Trees: Read-athon benefits QBG, Electronic Waste Recyclng
Event @ QBG Crommelin Street Entrance, 43-
50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886.3800.
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.
Queens Zoo
53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona
Park; 718.271.1500 or go to
www.queenszoo.com: ongoing, Interactive
Discovery Center.
Other Parks
Register now, Millennium Winter Basketball
League @ Lost Battalion Hall, girls age 11-13,
93-29 Queens Blvd; 718.263.1163; @ Al
Oerter Recreation Center, boys ages 11-13, 14-
16, 134-40 Fowler Ave.; 718.353.7853, program tips off Jan. 22.
School News & Events
Jan. 6, LaGuardia C.C., Pharmacy Technician
Certification Preparation Program; Jan. 12,
American Sign Language Introductory
Workshop; 718.482.5966; ongoing, How to
Apply to CUNY, courses at Taxi & For Hire
Vehicle Driver Institute; 718.482.5335,
http://ace.laguardia.edu/taxi; 31-10 Thomson
Ave., LIC.
Senior Centers: Adult 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; 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, Adult
Beginner Ballet Classes; Thurs., Computer
Classes for Adult Seniors, Adult Dance Power
Movement Class; Jan. 6, Pilates for Teachers &
School Staff, Kosher Wine Tasting.
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, 4th Wed., For Men
Only; Jan. 6, “Beat the Devil”.
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.
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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