2011-05-04 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Memorial Day
May 30 11 a.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association-VFW Memorial Day
Parade, Whitestone Memorial Field, 149th
Street/15th Drive; 718.767.4323.
Community Meetings
Dates & times are subject to change, call
to confirm.
May 12, Jun. 9, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills
Civic; Growing Up Green Charter School,
39-37 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.
May 12, Jun. 8, 7 p.m., United Forties
Civic; St. Teresa Parish Center, 50-22 45th
St., Woodside; 917.535.0516.
May 18, 7 p.m., Clinton Democratic Club;
Vallone & Vallone, 25-59 Francis Lewis
Blvd., Flushing; 718.428.7285.
Community Boards
May 5, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground
Floor; 718.533.8773.
May 11, Jun. 15, Sep. 14, Oct. 11, Nov. 9,
Dec. 14, Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center;
Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows;
Community Councils
May 16, Jun. 20, 110th Police Precinct;
VFW Hall, 51-11 108th St., Corona.
May 24, Jun. 28, 107th Police Precinct,
Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.
Community Education Councils
May 4, Jun. 1, 7 p.m., District 25; 30-48
Linden Pl., Room 407, Flushing;
May 19, 6:30 p.m., District 30; P.S. 78, 48-
09 Center Blvd., LIC.
May 5, 5:30 p.m., Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees, Formal
Conference Room, Central Library, 89-11
Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.
May 19, Jun. 16, Jul. 7, 28, Aug. 18, Sep.
8, Oct. 6, 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, 29, 10:30
a.m., Queens Borough Land Use, Queens
Borough Hall, Second Floor, President’s
Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd.,
Kew Gardens; call 718.286.2860 to confirm date 10 days in advance.
May 4, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889;
Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd.,
Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.
May 4, 6:30 p.m., B.P. Helen Marshall,
R.E. Tax Assessments for Queens Co-Ops;
Queens Borough Hall, Central Jury Room,
120-55 Queens Blvd.
May 4, 18, Flushing Camera Club; Flushing Hospital, Auditorium, 146-05 45th
Ave.; 718.749.0643.
May 15, Jun. 12, Jul. 10, Aug. 14, Sep.
18, Oct. 16, May 16, 5:30 p.m., Queens
Borough Board, Queens Borough Hall,
Second Floor, President’s Conference
Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.2900.
May 17, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, Queens Borough Hall, Second Floor,
President’s Conference Room, 120-55
Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens;
May 24, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven
Development Corporation; St. Thomas the
Apostle School, 87-49 87th St., Woodhaven.

1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East
Arts & Entertainment
Barnes & Noble
176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows;
718.380-7077: 3rd Tues. monthly, Poetry
Writing Workshop; Tues./Sat., Weekly
Storytimes; May 7, Celebrating Moms Storytime; Mother’s Day Children’s Craft;
May 9, Open Mic Poetry Night; May 11,
NOOK Night; May 14, Discussion/Signing: Images of America Series; May 17,
Poetry Writing Workshop; May 19, Jamaica Day School of St. Demetrios Pajama
Storytime; May 26, P.S. 135 Poetry Night..
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing;
718.463.7700, x. 222: Culture Blending in
Ceramic Arts; To Sep. 2011, Within The
Emperor’s Garden: The Ten Thousand
Springs Pavilion; May 7, Time to Dance
FCCA Fundraiser; May 14, Storytelling
with David Gonzalez; May 21, Rakonto
World Premiere Concert.
MoMA/P.S. 1
To Aug. 8, Laurel Nakadate: Only The
Lonely; May 8-Aug. 1, Francis Alys; May
8-Aug. 14, Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever.
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria;
718.784.0077: daily, “The Red Balloon”
ongoing, “Behind the Screen”, To May
15, Dolls vs. Dictators, Spring Training; To
Jun. 12, Real Virtuality; To Jul. 17, City
Glow; Daily: May 7-8, Dogtown and Z
Boys (10+), May 14-15, Pelada (10+).
Queens College
Kissena Boulevard @ LIE;
718.997.3818:To May 27, Tommy Mintz,
Cheap Shots|Made In China: Bicyclists and
Pedestrians, Mansheng Wang: Art & Artlessness; May 5, QC Wind Ensemble;
May 6, Opera Night; May 6-7, A Scent of
Time; May 7, 2011 Annual Gala; May 8,
Recital; May 9, Mon Lecture; May 10, QC
New Music Group; May 11, Beethoven’s
Missa Solemnis, QC Gamelan Ensemble;
May 11-15, Student Choreography Showcase; May 13, QC Nota Bene Ensemble;
May 14, QC Choral Society 70th Annual
Spring Concert; May 17, Electronic Music
Studio Concert; May 18, QC Saxophone
Studio Recital, QC Vocal Ensemble and
Baroque Ensemble; May 22, Sari Gruber
& Cameron Stowe; May 26, CUNY DMA
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:
May 7, Bruce Vilanch & The Bev Leslies;
May 14-15, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca; May 21, Regina Carter: Reverse
Thread; May 24, 2011 Annual Gala; May
28, “Seussical”.
To May 25, LIC Artists: In The Eye Of
The Beholder; Holiday Inn Manhattan
View, 39-05 29th St. & Space Realty
Group, 29-09 39th Ave., LIC;
718.392.8888 or 917.288.7996.
To Jun. 13 Thalia Spanish Theatre, Bilingual

Theatre, Movement & Dance for Children; To Jun. 20, Bilingual Theatre for
Young/Beginning Actors; May 6-Jun. 19,
“No Problemo, Amigo”, 41-17 Greenpoint
Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.
May 6, Graduate’s Dinner @ Academic
Core 2D01; May 7, Summer Jazz Program
Auditions @ PAC; May 12, YC Big Band
@ Cuny Jazz Festival; May 14, YC Summer Jazz Program Auditions; May 15,
CUNY Choral Festival @ Academic Core
Atrium; May 18, YC Big Band Spring
Concert @ PAC; May 21, YC Blue Notes
Spring Concert @ PAC, 94-20 Guy R.
Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; for information go
to www.yorkcollegebluenotes or
May 14, 28, Italian Charities of America,
Saturday Dance, refreshments; May 7, flea
market; Mon. & Fri., Dance with Instructions $10, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst;
May 22, String Quartet, Level D. 40-24
College Point Blvd., Flshing.
May 5-21, APAC, “The Human Comedy”;
Good Shepherd U.M. Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria; tickets, 866.811.4111.
May 6, American Bolero Dance Company,
Tablao Flamenco; Auditorium Centro Español, 41-01 Broadway, Astoria;
718.392.8888 or 917.288.7996.
May 8, Astoria Music Society/Symphonc
Choir, Haydn Fest!; St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church, 43-19 30th Ave., Astoria; Astoria-
May 11, United Community Civic Association, free viewing, “Gasland”; Lexington
School for the Deaf, 26-26 75th St., East
Elmhurst; 718.932.5415.
May 13-14, Strikingly Different Productions/ Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning,
“The Journey”, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.;
RSVP 646.807.4511.
May 13-15, The Anthropology Museum of
the People of NY, speakers & performances
@ Queensborough C.C., for information
call, 718.428.5650.
May 13-15, 20-22, The Andrean Players,
“Annie”; St. Andrew Avelino Church,
May 14, Seaburn Bookstore, Book signing
The Political Diary of a Rising Son by
George Onuorah.
May 21, NY Metropolitan Country Music
Association, Mother’s Day Dance, Savannah Sky; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-
02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328.
May 21, 22, Jackson Heights Art Club, Annual Art Exhibit; St. Mark’s Church, 33-50
82nd St, Main Level, Jackson Heights;
718.426.9821; Mon.-Sun., classes for children and adults, day or evening;
Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, “Comedyland”, free, 29-19 24thAve.,
Astoria; 718.274.4825.
Thurs. nights, Bethany Wild Trio; Novo,
78-23 37th Ave., Jackson Heights;

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances & More

May 10, Albany Bus Trip; Bulova Corporate Center, West Wing, $60 roundtrip,

May 12, Powhatan-Pocahontas Regular
Democratic Club 2011 Annual Dinner
Dance; Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01
24th Ave., Astoria; 917.716.4540.
May 15, Astoria Restoration Association,
Astoria Spring Festival, 31st Street/Ditmars Boulevard & 21stAvenue, space costs
$110 with food/beverage $150;
May 19, UFT Distict 26, Fifth Annual Parent Educator Alliance, Scholarship Dinner
Dance; Floral Terrace, 250 Jericho Tpke.,
Floral Park; send $60 check to Mary Vaccaro, UFT Rep, 97-77 Queens Blvd., 5th
Floor, Rego Park, 11374.
Ongoing, Animal Rescue, pet adoptions,
donations appreciated; 718.224.8629 or
Ongoing, Bobbi and the Strays NYPet 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, nonprofit, no-kill organization, donations appreciated, 89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park;
718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com.
May 14, Jun. 1, 12, Cross Island YMCA,
summer camp open house; Jun. 5, Building Strong Kids Mini Triathalon; ongoing,
Cross Island YMCA, Strong Kids Campaign, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose;
May 18, NAMI Queens/Nassau, Therapy
Dog Work: The Wonder Of It All, Sloman
Auditorium, Zucker Hillside Hospital, 76th
Avenue/266 Street, Glen Oaks;
May 19-20, North Shore-LIJ Health System, free skin cancer screening @ Forest
Hills Hospital; 718.830.1964.
Samuel Field Y
Mon., Wed., pre-school 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;
gym/creative exploration @ Little Neck;
general information, 718.225.6750.
Mount Sinai Queens
May 18, 7:30 p.m., Dessert with the Pediatrician. Avalon Riverview, Community
Room 2-01 50th Ave., L.I.C.; May 26,
Stroke Awareness Day, Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St. Astoria. Registration required; Health Fair, Sat., June 4,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Most Precious Blood
Church 32-23 36th St. L.I.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-DependentsAnonymous, 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;
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
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, Sundays, 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.

To May 15, Bayside Historical Society,
Art & Essay Contest, Building the Throgs
Neck Bridge & Clearview Expressway; to
May 15, Art & Essay Contest; 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.
May 7, Greater Astoria Historical, East
River Walking Tour; The Bridges of
Queens; Screening, New York: A Documentary; May 21, History Round Table:
Honor and Salute Veterans, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria; 718.278.7000.
Jun. 1, Voelker Orth Museum, Bee-Keeping Course: Get the Buzz on Bees!;
718.359.6227, www.vomuseum.org.
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., King Manor Museum, tours & school/group programs, Jamaica Avenue/140th Street, Jamaica;
718.206.0545, x. 11.
Central Queens Historical Association, a
source for Queens photos not available
elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or

Items of Community Interest

May 7, NY Anti-Crime tree giveaway. 11
to 1 p.m. (rain or shine). Astoria Park parking lot, 19th St. and Hoyt Ave. North. Information

call NY Anti-Crime: 718-274-
May 13-15, Armenian Cultural Awareness
Weekend, the Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College campus, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m., Sunday
5:30 p.m. Tickets $10 per showing and free
for students with an ID. For information
and reservations: 718-428-5650.
To May 14, United States Coast Guard,
Boating Safety & Seamanship @ Queensborough Community College Continuing
Education, pre-register; 718.281.5538;
Jun. 4, New York Safe Boating @ All
Saints Episcopal Church, Great Neck; information, 917.952.7014.
May 26, Jun. 30, Queens Chamber of
Commerce/QEDC/NYCSBS, minority/ women-owned business enterprise program certification seminars, free,
registration required @ info@queenschamber.org or 718.898.8500; May 11,
Business Card Exchange @ Strawberry
Sports Grill, 45-15 235th St., Douglaston;
May 24, Queens Business Expo & Breakfast @ Citi Field.
May 19, Unclaimed Funds @ Woodhaven
Richmond Hill Senior Center, 78-15 JamaicaAve.; 718.497.1630 or 718.738.1111.
Through July, Purpose Center International, Motivating People Back To Work
Seminars, Tuesdays; Mac Donald Park,
Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills;
May 4, Queens College/NY Society of Security Analysts, RiskManagement Symposium; SUNY School of Optometry, 33 W.
42nd St., Manhatta; 718.997.5700.
May 10, QEDC, Queens A Taste Of The
World; Citi Field, Flushing Meadows–
Corona Park; May 11, Changing Cultures
of Queens: A Walking Anthology, Flushing’s Chinatown; May 18, Queensboro
Plaza to the Waterfront at Sunset; May 25,
#7 Sunnyside to Jackson Heights; information go to www.GeogNYC.com.
May 11, UJA/FEGS, Job Fair; Central
Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St.,
Forest Hills; 212.524.1790.
May 14 (rain date May 21), Sunnyside
United Neighborhood Network, graffiti
cleanup, 49th Street/Skillman Avenue;
Now, Queens Alliance & Queens Kiwanis
Baseball League, division openings, ages
13-14 and 15-16, call 718.366.7717 or
Fri., QPTV, Heidi Harrison Chain, “All
About Queens”, weekly, Channel 34 TWC,
Fios, Channel 82 RCN; Sat., Channel 56
TWC, Fios, Channel 84 RCN.
Sat., Greater Ridgewood Historical, open
to the public, 143-135 37thAve., Flushing,
1st, 3rd, 5th Sat., Queens Best Toastmasters Club, public speaking/communication,
free; Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference
RoomA-1-15, 79-01 Broadway; call Mark,
June, Socrates Sculpture Park, Sundays,
adult workshop series “Skills for Resourceful City Living”, rain or shine, space
limited, programs are from April 3 to June
26, register at 718.956.1819.

Library Highlights
There are many free events available at
Queens libraries for adults, teens, “tweens”
and kids. For program information, call
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; Spring Sat., Help Eradicate Invasive Plants in Wetlands; May 7, Mad Scientists Watching Weather; May 7 andMay
14, Children’s Nature Photography; May
12, NYC Wildflower Week, Children’s
Wildflower and Plant Walk; May 14, An
Evening With the Stars; May 15, Spring
Bird Walk;
Queens County Farm Museum
Enjoy being outside and taking a walk
around the grounds at the farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral May 15, Farm Festival $5 p.p., $2 children six-12.
Queens Zoo
53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows–
Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to
www.queenszoo.com: ongoing, Interactive
Discovery Center.
Through Jun. 3, Roy Wilkins Recreation
Center, Basketball Referee Training For
Teens, ages 16-24, 177th Street/Baisley
Boulevard; e-mail
May 7, MillionTreesNYC Tree Giveaway/ NY Anti-Crime/NY Queens CERT
1/Jet Blue @ Astoria Park, Parking Lot,
19th Street/Hoyt Avenue North, Astoria;
May 14, PTA/P.S. 173/Jet Blue @ 174-10
67th Ave., Fresh Meadows.
School News & Events
May 10, St. John’s University Commencement Schedule @ St. Thomas More
Church: the School of Education Doctoral
Hooding Ceremony; May 11, St. John’s
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Doctoral Hooding Ceremony; May 14, Baccalaureate Mass; May 15, 141st
Commencement Exercises @ SJU, Great
Lawn, Fresh Meadows.
May 17, Evangel Christian School, Performing Arts Spring Presentation, 39-21
Crescent St., LIC; 718.937.9600, x. 2361
or x. 2.
May 5, LaGuardia C.C., Queens Forum,
The Impact of Health care reform in
Queens @ Queens Public Library, Flushing, 41-17 Main St.; Veteran Services Annual Week to Honor Veterans, E-Building
Atrium; May 11, How to Apply to CUNY;
ongoing, How to Apply to CUNY, courses
at Taxi & For Hire Vehicle Driver Institute;
718.482.5335, http://ace.laguardia.edu/taxi.
May 15, 21-22, St. Mary’s Afterschool
Drama Guild, Rodgers’ & Hammerstein’s
“The King & I”, 70-20 47thAve., Winfield
Auditorium, Woodside; 718.672.4848.
Fall 2011, Queens College/NY Society of
Security Analysts, CFA® Exam Prep
Courses, for information go to

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
Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens;
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; May 5, Write (or
Re-write!) Your Narrative; May 10, Mark
Rosenblum, The Arab Awakening and Israel. 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: Mondays, Jody Oliver
workshop, Artwork to Ready-To-Wear,
Mon./Fri., ESL tutoring, 4th Wed., For
Men Only; May 5, Trip to York College,
Spring Wellness Festival; May 10, visit to
the National Museum of the American Indian. QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena
Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377: ESL tutoring Mon., Tai Chi, walking club;
Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri., calligraphy lessons; Mon./Wed, beginners English
classes; Thurs., yoga, Fri., tango, pasodoble, cha cha dance lessons; Mon.-Fri.,
Ping Pong/Pool Room; May 2, 16, free line
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.,
Maspeth; 718.429.3636.
Steinway S.C., 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472; Mon.-Fri., lunch, sug-

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