2011-01-12 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Valentine’s Events
To Feb. 11 (donation deadline), Ann-
Margaret Carrozza/Jefferson Dem
Club/Dr. Robert Mittman, Valentine’s for
Vets Gift Drive, 213-38 40th Ave., 213-33
39th Ave., Suite 238 or 38-21 Bell Blvd.;
for information call 718.224.4746.
Community Meetings
Dates & times are subject to change, call
to confirm.
Associations
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.
Feb. 12, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’
Block; Woodhaven Richmond Hill
Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15
Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735.
Clubs
Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Dems;
Clearview Golf Course Clubhouse, 202-
12 Willets Point Blvd., Bayside;
347.761.6626.
Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Clinton Dems, 25-59
Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing;
718.428.7285.
Community Boards
Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside
Community Services, 43-31 39th St.,
Ground Floor; 718.533.8773.
Community Councils
Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May
16, Jun. 20, 110th Police Precinct; VFW
Hall, 51-11 108th St., Corona.
Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, Apr. 26, May
24, Jun. 28, 107th Police Precinct,
Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.
Community Education Councils
Jan. 18, 7 p.m., District 24; I.S. 119, 74-
01 78th Ave., Glendale; 718.418.8160.
Jan. 19, 7 p.m., sharp, District 26; M.S.
67, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Room B44A,
Little Neck; 718.631.6927.
Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., District 30; venues
change, call for information,
718.391.8380.
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.
Other
Jan. 19, 12:30 p.m., AARP 2889; First
Presbyterian Church of Elmhurst, 54-05
Seabury St.; 718.639.8497.
Jan. 20, 4 p.m., Queens Library, Security
Committee; 5 & 5:45 p.m., Buildings &
Grounds Committee; 6 p.m., Finance &
Investment Committee; 6:15 p.m., Board
of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11
Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.
Jan. 26, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural &
Historical Society; Emanuel United
Church of Christ, 91st Avenue,
Woodhaven; 718.845.3385.






























































Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough
Board, Queens Borough Hall, Second
Floor, President’s Conference Room, 120-
55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens.
Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10, Jun. 14,
6:30 p.m., Ravenswood Lions Club;
Riccardo’s, 21-01 21st Ave., Astoria.
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.
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. 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. 13-Sep. 2011,
Within The Emperor’s Garden: The Ten
Thousand Springs Pavilion; Jan. 16,
Happy Puppetry of Taiwan; Jan. 29,
Lantern Making/Open House; Jan. 30,
Dance with Sounds of Korea Workshop,
Sounds of Korea.
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, 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:
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Afghanistan; Jan. 19, 26, auditions for
Choral Society; 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, 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. 13-Mar. 6, 2011, Socrates Sculpture
Park EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist
Fellowship Exhibition, Vernon
Boulevard/Broadway, LIC.
Jan. 13-Apr. 4, 2011, MoMA PS1, The
Talent Show: Feng Mengbo; Jan. 15,
Saturday Sessions: artist lectures; Jan. 23-
May 2, Sergej Jensen; Jan. 23-Aug. 8,
Laurel Nakadate: Only The Lonely; Jan.
29, Saturday Sessions: OPEN CIRCUIT;
May 8-Aug. 1, Francis Alys; May 8-Aug.
14, Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever, 22-25
Jackson Ave., LIC; 718.784.2084.
Jan. 13-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. 13-21, Flushing Camera Club
Photography Exhibit; Flushing Library,
41-17 Main St., Lower Level.
Jan. 13-16, 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. 22, Italian Charities of America,
Saturday Dance, Mon. & Fri., Dance with
Instructions $10, 83-20 Queens Blvd.,
Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
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“You Tango?”; Apr. 1-3, “Flamenco &
Indian Music & Dance”, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside;
718.729.3880.
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. 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; AstoriaWorld Manor, 25-22Astoria
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. 12, Italian Charities of America flea
market, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd.,
Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.
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
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. 13, “The



































































Emotional Impact of Separation &
Divorce”; Jan. 26, Wed. Nite Rap, “King
Kong”; 718.225.6750, x. 243.
Mount Sinai Queens
Registration and/or appointment may be
required, call 718-267-4333 for time &
location information: Jan. 13, A New
Year, A New You! @ Woodside S.C.; Jan.
19, Blood Pressure Screening @ Sheridan
S.C.; Jan. 20, Cholesterol: The Good, The
Bad and the Bottom Line @ JVL-Dimotis-
Vallone S.C.
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, 81W. 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. 15, Greater Astoria Historical
Society, History Roundtable, 35-20
Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria;
718.278.0700.
Jan. 16-30, Bayside Historical Society,
10th Annual Mixed-Media Art
Exhibition/Concert: A Celebration of the
Arts; ongoing, 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.
Jan. 19, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 6,
May 4, Jun. 1, Voelker Orth Museum,
Bee-Keeping Course: Get the Buzz on
Bees!; 718.359.6227,
www.vomuseum.org.
Jan. 23, Queens Historical Society,
International Political Problems of the
1939-40 World’s Fair 143-35 37th Ave.,
Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 14.
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. 13, C.M. Leroy Comrie/Queens
Legal Services, Foreclosure Prevention
Workshop, 113-43 Farmers Blvd., St.
Albans; 718.776.3700.
Jan. 13-27, A.M. Mike Miller, food drive,
drop off @ 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd., All
Nations Baptist Church, 86-76 80th St.,
Spirare Cleaners, 84-20A Jamaica Ave.,




















































Sam’s Deli, 80-01 Jamaica Ave.,
Woodhaven Residents Block Association,
84-20 Jamaica Ave.; 718.805.0950.
Jan. 19, C.M. Mark Weprin & Alliance of
Condo & Co-op Owners informational
forum, free; P.S. 186, 252-12 72nd Ave.,
Bellerose.
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; Jan. 29, Author
Sanford Rubenstein Esq. to discuss
Outrageous Rubenstein @ LIC Library;
Feb. 12, African American History Month,
Xoregos Performing Company “Harlem
On My Mind” @ LIC Library.
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. 13, Sign Language for
Families; Jan. 15, The Winter Night Sky:
An Evening With The Stars; Jan. 15, 23,
Animal Care Trainee; Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2,
9, 16, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, Nature Explorers;
Jan. 22, Young Chefs-Tiempo de Taco,
Family Nature Walks, Snow Mobiles,
Footprints in the Snow; Jan. 29, Parent
Participation-Snowpeople; Jan. 29, Feb.
26, Global Warming 101.
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886.3800:
Jan. 22, Composting in the City.
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
Mar. 26, St. John’s Prep, Alumni Reunion,
Classes 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001;
718.721.7200, x. 686 or sjpalumni@



































































stjohnsprepschool.org.
Ongoing, LaGuardia C.C., 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.
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 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,
4thWed., For Men Only; Jan. 13, “Call It
Murder”; Feb. 7, Dr. James Nussbaum
reports on NYS Department of Health.
QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena
Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377: ESL tutoring Mon., Tai Chi;
Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri., calligraphy lessons; Mon./Wed, beginners English classes; Thurs., yoga, Fri., tango, pasodoble,
cha cha 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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