2012-02-01 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts. To be considered for the Calendar listing, event info must be received at least two weeks prior to publication. Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm.

Community Meetings

Clubs
American Legion Post 298
30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.
1st Mon. of the month at 8 pm
American Legion & Ladies Aux. Post 118
89-02 91st St., Woodhaven, 718.846.6116
-2nd/3rd Mon. at 8 pm
Bella Italia Mia ($5m/$7nm)
Pagliacci Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Christ the King H.S., Paolucci Center, 3rd
Floor, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle
Village, 718.426.1240.
www.freewebs.com/bellaitaliamia.
Feb. 12, 12 pm
Flushing Camera Club
Flushing Hospital, 45th Ave. & Parsons
Blvd. • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Weds., 7:30 - 10 pm
Italian Charities 83-20 Queens Blvd.,
Elmhurst, 718.478.3100.
-Italian Classes ($80)
To April 24, 14 weeks.
Adult, 3 levels: Tues., Weds., Thurs., 7-9
pm; Children: Sat., 10 am - 12 pm
-Flea Market • Feb. 11, 9 am - 4 pm
Queens Best Toastmasters Club
Public Speaking / Effective
Communication. Elmhurst Hospital,
Conference Rm. A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway.
1st, 3rd, 5th Sat., 10 am - 12:15 pm
Queens Pride Lions Club Valentine’s
Day Stupid Cupid Party ($5m/ $10nm)
76-11 37th Ave., Ste. 206, Jackson Hts.,
www.queenspridelionsclub.org.
Feb. 11, 7-11 pm
Variety Boys & Girls Club Auditions
for Seussical Jr. Ages 6-16, after-school
members. 21-12 30th Rd., LIC.
To Mar. 20, 5:30 - 6:50 pm

Community Boards, Edu. & Pct.
102nd Precinct Community Council
Moose Hall 87-34 118th St., Richmond
Hill.
3rd Tues.
112th Precinct Community Council
Meeting and Safety Seminar
68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills
3rd Weds., 7:30 pm
Community Bd. 2 meeting
Sunnyside Community Svcs., 43-31 39th
St., Ground Floor, Sunnyside.
Feb. 2, 7 pm
Community Bd. 3, Q. meeting
82-11 37th Ave., Ste. 606, Jackson Hts.,
718.458.2707, www.cb3qn.nyc.gov.
3rd Thurs
Community Bd. 4 meeting
VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona,
Info 718.760.3141.
Feb. 7, 7 pm.
Community Bd. 5 meeting
Christ the King H.S., Cafeteria, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Info
718.366.1834.
Feb. 8, 7:30 pm
Community Bd. 7 meeting
Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.,
Flushing. Info 718.359.2800.

Feb. 13, 7 pm; next meeting Mar. 12
Community Bd. 9 meeting
For location call 718.286.2686.
2nd Tues.
Community Dist. Educ. Council 26
Town Hall Meeting w/ Chancellor
Walcott M.S. 74, Auditorium, 61-15
Oceania St., Bayside. Info 718.631.6927.
Feb. 15, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Greater Woodhaven Devel. Corp.
St. Thomas the Apostle, 87-49 87th St.,
First Floor, Woodhaven.
As of Mar. 27: 4th Tues., 7:30 pm
UFT District 26 Scholarship
Application Now available, see Web
address below. Grades Pre-K - 12. Info
718.275.4400.
www.uft.org/files/attachments/d26-scholarship application-2011-2012.pdf •
Deadline April 14 (postmark).
Woodhaven Residents’ Block Assoc.
Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Volunteer
Ambulance Corps., 78-15 Jamaica Ave.,
Woodhaven. Dates and times TBA, call
718.296.3735.
General Interest
Animal Shelter/Rescue (Donations
always appreciated):
-Animal Rescue • pet adoptions,
718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425.
-Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue &
Adoption. Adoption Center, 71-03 80 St.,
Glendale, 718.326.6070,
www.bobbiandthestrays.org /Adopt.aspx.
-Muffin’s Pet Connection helps find
homes for pets. 718.833.7988 or
www.muffins.org.
Arts Cure Center: Kids’ Improv (free
demo) Ages 6-12. Astoria.
Feb. 4, 2:30; rsvp required: Fleur Phillips,
646.763.0506, www.fleurphillips.com,
click Kids Classes.
Brownfield Cleanup Program Remedial
Investigation Work Plan Available for
Public Review For those who live/own
near Paragon Paint and Varnish, 5-49 46th
Ave., LIC. Document repositories:
-Queens Borough Public Library, Court
Square Branch, 25-01 Jackson Ave., LIC.
-Community Bd. 2 office, 43-22 50th St.,
2nd Floor, Woodside, call in advance
718.533.8773.
-NYSDEC Region 2 office, 47-40 21st St.,
LIC, call in advance 718.482.4900.
To Feb. 27
Family FocusAdoption Svcs. Info Mtgs.
54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little
Neck. Info 718.224.1919
Feb. 4, 10 am; Feb. 28, 7 pm.
Mary Louis Academy Parent Club
Night of Chance: Casino Royale ($25)
176-21 Wexford Terrace, School
Cafeteria, Jamaica Estates, 718.297.2120.
Mar. 23, 7 pm
Queens Alliance Baseball League
Welcomes teams and players for local
competitive league. Info 718.366.7717 or
718.821.4487.

Support Groups
Al-Anon
21-64 41st St., Astoria; call 718.728.2948
Co-Dependents Anonymous, Women
85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park, 718.805.1032.
Fridays, 10 - 11:45 am
Domestic Violence

37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights.
call 718.639.8370.
F.E.G.S.
Health & Human Services, 212.524.1780.
Jovenes (youth) AA
www.jovenesqueensaa.com
102-08 Northern Blvd., Corona,
718.426.7467.
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
www.lexnyc.org • Hearing testing, infants
to seniors, 718.350.3171
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental
Illness), Students Today: Taking the
Lead in Fighting Stigma Sloman
Auditorium, Zucker Hillside Hospital,
266th St. & 76th Ave., Glen Oaks.
Feb. 15, 7:30 pm (family support group
meets at 6 pm)
Narcotics Anonymous
www.westernqueensna.org
Call 718.962.6244
OCA •
www.obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.
85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park, 917.443.0355
• Saturdays at 10:30 am
Overeaters Anonymous
www.queensoa.org
42-11 155th St., Flushing
Fridays
Sakhi for South Asian Women
call 212.714.9153, ext. 108
SMART Recovery
www.smartrecovery.org
97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park , 212.631.1198
Sundays
Strong Kids Campaign (YMCA)
238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose,
718.479.0505.
Women’s Support Group
Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St.,
Flushing, info & reg. 718.461.6393.
Alternating Thurs., 10 am

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble
176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows,
718.380.7077 / 7000 Austin St., Forest
Hills.
Open Mic Poetry • Feb. 13, 7:30 pm
Weekly Storytimes (Fresh Meadows)
Weds. and Sat., 11 am
Flushing Town Hall
Northern Blvd. & Linden Place
Antique Chinese Windows and Doors
Opening Jan. 27 5:30 - 7:30 pm
To Feb. 26; ($5 suggested)
Hahn-Bin - Till Dawn Sunday ($25nm/
$20m/ $10 students)
Feb. 3, 8 pm
Lunar New Year Dance Sampler
Feb. 4, 2 pm
Lunar New Year Workshops: Dragon
Puppet, Origami ($10nm/ $0m)
Feb. 5, 2 - 5 pm
Festival of Herbal Tonic Soup ($20m/
$25nm) • Feb. 11, 12-2 pm
Hip-Hop with Illstyle! (dance class.
$6nm, adults/ $3 children/ $0 with tix to
2:15 show)
Feb. 12, 1pm
Illstyle & Peace Productions: Becoming
Your Dreams (show. $10m/ $12nm/ $8
children/ $6 member children)
Feb. 12, 2:15 pm
Jazz Jams ($10/ $0m, students, performers) • 1st Weds., 7 - 10 pm
Jazz Clinics (for H.S. students) 2nd Fri.
Feb. 10 - Jun 8, 4-7 pm; register
718.463.7700 x241

Tai Chi • Fri. 9:30 - 10:30 am (to Mar. 2)
Collage Art of Louis Armstrong: In the
Cause of Happiness
Sat. & Sun., 12-5 pm • Through 2013
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC. 718.482.5055,
www.lagcc.cuny.edu.
Louis Armstrong House (40 min. tours
$10/$7 seniors, students, children/ $0m,
children under 4) 34-56 107th Ave.,
Corona, group rates:718.478.8274.
www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org.
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria,
718.784.0077, 718.777.6888.
Ongoing:
-City Glow
-Behind the Screen
-Martial arts film series
David Cronenberg retrospective
To Feb. 12
Surviving Life: Collages by Jan
Svankmajer • To Feb. 26
Persona Performa Panorama by Ming
Wong • To April 1
Jim Henson’s Fantastic World
Extended through Mar. 4, 2012
Noguchi Museum ($10, $5 seniors, college ID, $0 under 12, NYC public H.S.
ID) 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, 718.204.7088,
www.noguchi.org.
Second Sundays Program: Mary Miss,
Eric Sanderson Discuss Global
Warming • Feb. 12, 3 pm
Open Studio ($5) • 1st Sun.
Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonne
Online: www.catalogue.noguchi.org.
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing,
718.997.5000.
QC Choir free concert Lefrak Hall
Feb. 8, 12:15 pm
Queens Museum of Art
www.queensmuseum.org. for program
info. Flushing Meadows Park,
718.592.9700
Poesia:Poe-See-ah, an Afternoon of
Poetry & Visuals in Spanish & English
($5, RSVP)
Feb 11, 4-6 pm
World’s Fair Panorama of NYC
Ongoing
Queens Theatre
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
www.queenstheatre.org, 718.760.0064
Jackson Heights 3 am ($18)
To Feb. 5 (Jan. 13 - 22 at P.S. 69)
2011 - 2012 Kids Series, ($14; $11 for 3+
shows; To Apr. 1, 2012)
Queensborough Community College
www.visitQPAC.org. for information.
222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, 718.631.6396
Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St., LIC, 718.392.0722,
www.secrettheatre.com
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718.956.9819.
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition
To March 4, 2012
York College Music
Concerts, visit Music @ York College
Funkateers • Health & Phys. Ed. Bldg.
Feb. 6, 8; 8 pm
beyond... • Local 269, Manhattan
Feb. 13, 7 pm
Others
Astoria Symphony Chamber Players:
English Baroque
Feb. 9, 8 pm: Waltz-Astoria Cafe, 23-14
Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, (free)

Feb. 11, 8 pm: Tenri Cultural Instit., 43 A
West 13th St., Manhattan, ($20 / $15 students, seniors/ $0 children). Info
917.460.4289, www.AstoriaMusic.org.
Flux Factory: Banquet for America
39-31 29th St., LIC.
Feb. 3 (Opening) through Feb. 12
(Closing Banquet); Special Flux
Thursday, Feb. 9.
Killing Kompany: Murder by Marriage
($45) Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave.,
Astoria, 718.721.7777. More info
718.772.2590, www.killingkompany.com.
Feb. 3, 8 pm
Tango 5 Senses/Sentidos ($30/ $27 students, seniors/ $25 Fridays)
Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint
Ave., Sunnyside, 718.729.3880.
www.thaliatheatre.org.
To Mar. 8

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
and Dances
Breakfast with Helen Marshall ($55;
sponsorship opportunities; $0 w/o
breakfast) LaGuardia Marriott, 102-05
Ditmars Blvd., E. Elmhurst. QCC
www.queenschamber.org.
Feb. 7, 8:30 am regist. and network; 9 am
program and breakfast
Enrico Caruso Museum of America
Gala Concert & Dinner ($175) feat.
Marcello Giordani
New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park
South, 9th floor, Manhattan. Info
718.368.3993.
Feb. 19, 2012 from 3 - 7 pm

Health
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Flu Shots, Health Screenings
80th St. & 41st Ave., Elmhurst.
Weekdays, 8 am - 2 pm
Mount Sinai Queens
Events at various locations, call for reservations, 718.267.4333,
www.mshq.org/community/events
Take Charge of Your Health
LIC YMCA 32-23 Queens Blvd., LIC
Feb. 10, 11 am
Erectile Dysfunction: A Valentine’s Day
Discussion Raices Astoria Senior Ctr., 21-
21 30th Dr., LIC.
Feb. 14, 11 am
Finding “Doctor Right” Avalon
Riverview, 2-01 50th Ave., LIC.
Feb. 16, 6 pm
The Heart of the Matter
George T. Douris Tower, 2nd Floor, 27-40
Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria.
Feb. 23, 7 pm
Breast Health Screening & Education
Mt. Sinai Queens, 31-60 21st St., Astoria.
Feb. 29, 4 pm
Samuel Field Y
Programs: Afterschool, learning disabled,
singles, parents, space for parties. 58-20
Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck,
718.225.6750 www.sfy.org.
Computer Essentials:
-Internet Search ($25) • Feb. 10, 10 am -
12 pm. Register
-Intro/Intermediate “Word” ($100)
Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23; 10 am - 12 pm. Register
Wednesday Night Singles ($7m/ $9nm)
2nd, 4th Weds., 7 - 9 pm:

Feb. 8, What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Dancing With David - Ballroom and
Latin • Thurs. 11 - 12 pm.
Partner Abuse Counseling Program
Support, referrals to shelter and legal svcs.
Ongoing
Indoor Playground, age 5 and under
Weds., 10:45 - 11:45 pm
Other
No-Cost Digital Mammograms/ Clinical
Breast Exams Mobil Van, 35-24 83rd St.,
Jackson Hts., by appointment
877.628.9090,
www.americanitaliancancer.org.

Historicals
Bayside Historical Society
Fort Totten Park. For info visit
www.baysidehistorical.org, or call
718.352.1548.
Ongoing exhibits ($3 donation)
Native Bayside; The Castle; If The Hat
Fits; Virtual Exhibit: Take a Cruise
Through the History of Bayside 1639-
2000.
Central Queens Historical Association
A source for Queens photos not available
elsewhere; go to www.CQHA.net or call
917.376.4496.
Greater Astoria Historical Soc.
20 Broadway, 4th Fl., Astoria,
718.278.0700.
Greater Ridgewood Historical
143-135 37th Ave., Flushing,
718.465.1776.
Open to the public Sat.
King Manor Museum
www.kingmanor.org.
Tours & school/group programs.
Thursdays - Sundays
Maple Grove Cemetery
83-15 Kew Gardens Road (Lefferts Blvd.)
Queens Historical Society
Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave.,
Flushing. 718.939.0647 x17.
www.queenshistoricalsociety.org,
Third Tuesday Movie Matinees
$3/$2 students and seniors
Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Soc.
91st Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.,
718.846.1907

Library Highlights

Queens Library
Call 718.990.0700, or visit
www.queenslibrary.org for program information. Central Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.
-Administrative Committee Meeting
Feb. 2, 5:30 pm, formal conference room
-Children’s Library Discovery Center
Adjacent to Central Library • ongoing
Celebrating the life, work and friendship of Patricia Dolan Kew Gardens
Hills Branch 72-33 Vleigh Pl.
Feb. 15, 6 - 8 pm
Woodhaven Book Discussion Group
Woodhaven branch, 85-41 Forest Pkwy.,
718.849.1010 • 3rd Weds., 2 pm

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center
Pre-register all events. 228-06 Northern

Blvd., Douglaston, 718.229.4000.
www.alleypond.com.
Children’s nature courses (18 mos. and
up), birthday parties, all-age astronomy
and adult programs.
Tracking Winter Wildlife ($15m/ $20
nm) ages 8-12.
Feb. 4, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
An Evening With the Stars ($10m/ $12
nm/ $7 ages 7-12) ages 7+
Feb. 11, 7-9 pm
Adventure Hour - Snowfest ($10m/
$15nm) ages 18 mos. - 36 mos.
Feb. 11, 1:30- 2:45 pm
Queens County Bird Club meeting:
Corey Finger presents Kazakhstan
Feb. 15, 8 pm.; www.qcbcbirdclub.org
Toddler Time on the Weekend
($176m/$198nm) ages 24-35 months
To Mar. 31, 10:30 - 11:45 am
Fort Totten
Fort Totten Visitor Center, Bldg. 502,
North of 212 St. and Cross Island Pkwy.
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main St., Flushing, 718.886.3800,
www.queensbotanical.org.
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park,
718.347.3276, www.queensfarm.org.
Queens Zoo
Interactive Discovery Center
53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows -
Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to
www.queenszoo.com.
Voelker Orth Museum
149-19 38th Ave., Flushing,
718.359.6227, www.vomuseum.org.
Art of Ribbon Roses Workshop ($8m/
$10nm) • Feb. 8, 2-3:30 pm
Bee-Keeping ($90nm/$75m; incl. text)
3rd Weds, to June 2012, 7-9 pm

School Events

LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC. 718.482.5055,
www.lagcc.cuny.edu.
-Long Island City Works: photography
To Feb. 29, 2012
-College for Children, grades 3-5
To Mar. 10, register now
718.482.5334; www.peopleware.net/ace.
-Winter Teen Academy (middle and
high school) register now, see above
To Mar. 17

Senior Centers, Activities

AARP
Chapter 2889, Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens
Blvd., Rego Park, 718.898.5048.
Astoria Restoration Assoc.
Help with Home Energy (HEAP)
Grants 31-28 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria,
718.726.0034. • Ongoing
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, 718.268.5011.
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.
Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish
Center 193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh

Meadows, 718.357.5100.
Forest Hills Senior Center 108-25 62nd
Dr., 718.699.1010.
Glenridge S.C. & Advisory Center
59-03 Summerfield St., Ridgewood
718.386.5136
Classic Movie Thursdays
Joint Public Affairs Committee for
Older Adults 212.402.1127.
Kew Gardens Community Center
Daily programs: art, music, dance, exercise, meditation, writing, self-defense,
ESL, Mandarin, crafts, health, women’s
support, etc. Call for schedule:
718.268.5960. 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.,
Suite 202, Kew Gardens.
Music Appreciation (participation)
Feb. 8, 1:30 pm
AARP free tax consultation
As of Feb. 27, by appointment
Pomonok Senior Center 67-09 Kissena
Blvd., Flushing, 718.591.3377.
Bingo • Mon. & Fri 10 am
Yoga • Thurs. 10 am
Knitting • Fri. 1 pm
Queens Interagency Council On Aging
Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens
Blvd., Room 319, Kew Gardens,
718.268.5954.
Transportation (advocacy) meeting
Feb. 8, 9-11am, room 213; pre-register
Rego Park Senior Center
93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park,
718.896.8511. Free membership, classes,
workshops, case assistance. Hot lunches
served.
Ridgewood Older Adult Center &
Services, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood,
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.
Sen. Addabbo Free Events
Howard Beach Dist. Ofc. 718.738.1111,
Middle Village Dist. Ofc. 718.497.1630.
Social Security Info. Meeting
Middle Village Senior Ctr., 69-10 75th St.,
Middle Village • Feb. 9, 11 am
Free Senior Medical ID cards Middle
Village Senior Ctr., 69-10 75th St., Middle
Village Feb. 16, 10 am
Free Tax Preparation Day with CUNY
volunteers (must meet criteria, call for
info) Majestic Marquis, 88-03 101st St.,
Ozone Park • Feb. 17, 10 am - 4 pm
MetroCard Van:
-Feb. 29, 10 am - noon, Howard Beach
Senior Ctr., 156-45 84th St., Howard
Beach
-Feb. 29, 1-3 pm, Stop & Shop parking lot,
64-66 Myrtle Ave., Glendale.
Steinway S.C., 20-43 Steinway St.,
Astoria; 718.728.8472.
Lunch Special
Suggested contribution $1.50 age 60+,
$3.50 under age 60 • Mon. - Fri.
Sunnyside Community Services Center
for Active Older Adults
43-31 39th St., Sunnyside, 718.784.6173.

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