2012-02-29 / 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

Holiday
Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance ($65/
$50m/spouses) The Community House, 15
Borage Pl., Forest Hills Gardens. Checks
payable in adv. to Chip Smith, 20 Beechknoll
Rd., Forest Hills, NY 11375.
Mar. 9 reservation deadline
Mar. 17, 7 - midnight

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 presents Mario Macaluso:
Ancient Pompeii... ($5m/ $7 nm) Christ the
King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Door 10,
3rd Floor, Middle Village, 718.426.1240.
Mar. 11, noon
Federation of Italian American
Organizations of Queens, Italian language
classes (adults, 12 weeks, $110) 29-21 21st
Ave., Astoria, 718.204.2444,
www.ItalianFederation.com.
Mar. 13 - June 7
Flushing Camera Club
Flushing Hospital, 45thAve. & Parsons Blvd. •
1st, 2nd, 3rd Weds., 7:30 - 10 pm
Italian Charities 83-20 Queens Blvd.,
Elmhurst, 718.478.3100.
-Italian Classes ($80)
ToApril 24, 14 weeks.
Adult, 3 levels: Tues., Weds., Thurs., 7 - 9 pm;
Children: Sat., 10 am - 12 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
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 CouncilMeeting
and Safety Seminar
68-40Austin St., Forest Hills
3rdWeds., 7:30 pm
Community Bd. 2:
-Meeting Sunnyside Comm. Svcs., 43-31 39th
St., Ground Floor, Sunnyside. Info
718.533.8773 • Mar. 1, 7 pm
-Queens Bike Forum
Mar. 3, 10 am - 12 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. 9 meeting
For location call 718.286.2686.

2nd Tues.
Comm. Educ. Council Dist. 25 (calendar &
business) meeting
30-48 Linden Pl., Room 407, Flushing.
Mar. 7, 7pm
Education Town Hall w/ UFT Pres.
Mulgrew P.S. 69Auditorium, 77-02 37thAve.,
Jackson Hts.
Feb. 29, 6:30 - 8:30 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
UCCA(UnitedComm. CivicAssoc.): Law &
Order...Disorder & Justice! w/ Cncl. Vallone
Jr., Comm. Schriro, Comdrs. 114th, 115th
Pcts.; Updates on Westway Motel proposed
24/7 homeless shelter • Augustana Lutheran
Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Hts. Info
718.932.5415 • Mar. 1, 7:30 pm
UFT District 26 Scholarship Application
Grades Pre-K - 12. Info 718.275.4400. Apply
now, online:
www.uft.org/files/attachments/d26-scholarship application-2011-2012.pdf Deadline
April 14 (postmark).
United Forties Civic Assoc. meeting, guest:
Joe Raskin, MTA
St. Teresa Parish Ctr., 50-22 45th St., Woodside
• Mar. 8, 7 pm
Woodhaven Residents’BlockAssoc.
Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Volunteer
Ambulance Corps., 78-15 Jamaica Ave.,
Woodhaven. Dates and times TBA, call
718.296.3735.

General Interest
American Icebirds Spring/Summer Youth
Ice Hockey seeks players all positions; ages
U16, U18, Bantam and Pee Wee. Email coach,
icebirds@inbox.com, 336.422.3376.
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.
CMAQ (CongestionMitigation/AirQuality)
funded projects of NYMTC Transportation
Improvement Program
Public Meeting and Public Comments, details
online:
www.nymtc.org/ files/ CMAQFFY2013-
2015Solicitation.pdf. Write to Carl King, NYC
Tranportation Coordinating Committee, 47-40
21st St. , LIC, NY 11101; fax 718.482.6686;
email: cking@dot.state.ny.us.
• Mar. 8, 4 pm: Deadline for written comments.
Crisis of the Black Male Conference, From
Learning to Leading:
-Mar. 27, 9 am - 5 pm, Medgar Evers College,
1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn.
-Mar. 28, 9 am - 5 pm, York College PAC, 94-
20 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, info
718.262.3772,
www.york.cuny.edu/menscenter.
Family Focus Adoption Svcs. Info Mtgs.
54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little Neck.
Info 718.224.1919
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
QSAC Next Steps: A Walk/Run for Autism
($25 registration) Astoria Park,
info/registration/donation:
www.qsac.com/participate.html
May 5, 8:30 am
Queens Alliance Baseball League
Welcomes teams and players for local competitive league. Info 718.366.7717 or
718.821.4487.
Queens College business forum: It’s Not
Just TVAnymore... Student Union Ballroom,
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, 718.997.2920 •
Mar. 16, 8-10 am
Queens Econ. Devel. Corp. seminars rsvp
www.queensny.org, click on “business svcs.”,
then “calendar”.
•Entrepreneur Space ($25 each)
36-46 37th St., LIC.
-Leveraging to Promote Your Business
Mar. 14
-Publicity Basics • Mar. 21
-Sales: Make Your Pitch • April 14
•Queens Borough Hall: New Idea to New
Venture 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room G110 •
Mar. 5, 6 - 8 pm
•Start UP! Networking/Women's History
Month Celebration
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel: Deluge
Restaurant: 135-20 39th Avenue Flushing.
Mar. 29, 6-9 pm
Sen. Addabbo sponsored events
-Tax Preparation (Free) with CUNY volunteers Majestic Marquise, 88-03 101st Ave.,
Ozone Park. Eligibility 718.738.1111 • Mar. 16,
10 am - 4 pm

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)
516.326.0797, www.nami.org
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 HillsideAve., 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 / 7000Austin St., Forest Hills.
Weekly Storytimes (Fresh Meadows):
(Weds. and Sat., 11 am)
-Dr. Seuss Storytime • Mar. 3, 11 am
-St. Patrick’s Day Storytime
Mar. 17, 11 am
OpenMic Poetry
Mar. 12, 7:30 pm
St. Patrick’s Day Craft
Mar. 17, 11:30 am
Poetry Writing Workshop
Mar. 19, 7:30 pm
Flushing Town Hall
Northern Blvd. & Linden Place
Daniel Bernard Roumain + The Mission:
Civil Rights Reader ($25/ $20m/ $10 students) • Mar. 2, 8 pm
(school performances, Educ. Dept.
718.463.7700 x241)
Aaron Copland School of Music Guerrilla
Arts Ensemble ($5 suggested/ members, students free)• Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 1; May 6,
13, 27; 2-3 pm
Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic
andNomadic Life inTurkey ($5 sugg./ members, students free) carpets, textiles • Mar. 9 -
Apr. 29; opening reception Mar. 9, 5:30 - 7:30
pm.
Queens College Orchestra • Mar. 9, 8 pm
Interactive Arts: Goldilocks (Ricitos)
Workshop • Mar. 10, 1 pm
SEA Teatro: Goldilocks (Ricitos) & The
Three Bears • Mar. 10, 2:15 pm
Jazz Jams ($10/ $0m, students, performers)
1stWeds., 7 - 10 pm
Jazz Clinics (for H.S. students) 2nd Fri. To
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
Restless: Films and Other Works by Mircea
Cantor (In person Mar. 3 & 5)
Mar. 3 - May 6
Persona Performa Panorama by Ming Wong
ToApril 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.
CivicAction: AVision for Long Island City
ToApril 22

Open Studio ($5) • 1st Sun.
Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonne
Online: www.catalogue.noguchi.org.
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, 718.997.5000.
In Perpetuum/forever II: Anne Pundyk &
Other Artists, “Rapunzel in the Library”
Rosenthal Library, Level Six.
-ToApril 25.
-Reception, Artists’ Talks + Performance April
4, 6 - 9 pm
-Culminating Group Exhib. Apr. 4 - 25.
Queens College Chamber Music Live
Concert series ($95) 718.997.3800
-Lefrak Concert Hall Mar. 2, 23, 30; Apr. 20,
27; May ll.
-Goldstein Theater • May 4-6
Leo (free) The Performance Space, Rathaus
Hall M11 • Mar. 3, 8 pm; Mar. 4, 3 pm.
Matt Haimovitz, Cello ($34 - $36)
Lefrak Concert Hall Mar. 4, 2 pm
Author Colum McCann, Evening Reading
series ($20) Music Bldg.
Mar. 6, 7 pm. www.qcreadings.org
Tear Jar, The Blues Musical ($23-$25/ $15
students) Lefrak Concert Hall
Mar. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18; 3 pm, 8 pm
Queens Museum of Art
www.queensmuseum.org. for program info.
Flushing Meadows Park, 718.592.9700
Queens Int’l 2012: Three Points Make a
Triangle 31 Queens artists • To May 20
World’s Fair Panorama of NYC
Ongoing
Queens Theatre
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
www.queenstheatre.org, 718.760.0064
2011 - 2012 Kids Series, ($14; $11 for 3+
shows; To Apr. 1, 2012):
-Bubblemania • Mar. 11, 1pm & 3 pm
Philadanco
Mar. 17, 2 pm & 8 pm; Mar. 18, 3 pm
Tom Wopat ($44; $60)
Mar. 24, 2pm & 8 pm
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 CollegeMusic
Concerts, visit Music @ York College
Others
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To
The Forum (Donation $18/ $16 seniors and
children under 13) Marathon Jewish
Community Center, 245-37 60th Ave., Little
Neck, 718.229.4644 / 718.428.1580,
www.marathontheatergroup.com
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 8:30 pm; Mar. 11, 18, 25, 3 pm.
Black HistoryArt Show at Queens Library:
Collage Work by Edwin G. Cadiz LIC
Library, 37-44 21st St., LIC, 718.752.3700,
www.artist-unlimited.com.
To Mar. 30.
Ensemble Leonarda in Concert: The French
Connection ($10 sugg. donation) Trinity
Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St., LIC • Mar.
11, 3 pm
Tango 5 Senses/Sentidos ($30/ $27 students,
seniors/ $25 Fridays)
Thalia SpanishTheatre, 41-17GreenpointAve.,

Sunnyside, 718.729.3880.
www.thaliatheatre.org.
To Mar. 8
Windows on Welfare Island, images by
Dannielle Hayes, 1968
Octagon Gallery, 888 Main St., Roosevelt
Island. • To Mar. 18.

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, registration
required, 718.267.4333, (and more events
www.mshq.org/community/events)
Healthy Eating with Diabetes Series
LIC YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd., LIC.
Mar. 6, 11 am
Medication Management
Catherine Sheridan Ctr., 35-24 83rd St.,
Jackson Hts. • Mar. 7, 11am
Colon Cancer: Screenings Save Lives
Douris Tower, 2nd Fl., 27-40 Hoyt Ave. South,
Astoria • Mar. 14, 7 pm
CPR for Everyone Mt. Sinai Queens
Physicians Assoc’s., 27-15 30th Ave., Astoria •
Mar. 27, 7 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:
-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
New Member Open House • Mar. 14
Working Together to Promote Healthy
Relationships, -Discussion series
For parents of developmentally disabled children. With Cap Connect, Clearview Assistance
Program, 163-59 17th Ave., Whitestone. RSVP
at above phone, Enid Miller ext. 248, Amanda
Smith ext. 204.
Mar. 1, 22, 29; 12 - 1:30 pm
SFY/CQY Annual Business Breakfast
Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Marathon Parkway
Douglaston.
Mar. 6, 8:30 - 10 am
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, by appointment
877.628.9090, www.americanitaliancancer.org.
Corona, Flushing, LIC, Whitestone, Woodside.
•Mar. 3, 9 am - 4 pm, Health Plus, 39-13 104th
St., Corona.
•Mar. 9, 9 am - 4 pm, JASA-Roy Reuther, 711
Seagrit Ave., Far Rockaway.
•Mar. 11, 10 am - 5 pm, Ecuadorean Int’l., 37-
47 76th St., Jackson Hts.
•Mar. 14, 9 am - 5 pm, Queens County Bar
Assoc., 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica.
Preventing Caregiver Burnout by VNSNY,
Sen. Stavisky, Asm. Meng

Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd.,
Flushing. For a ride call 212.561.7424.
Mar. 8, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 HistoricalAssociation
A source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; go to www.CQHA.net or call
917.376.4496.
GreaterAstoria Historical Soc.
35-20 Broadway, 4th Fl., Astoria,
718.278.0700, www.astorialic.org.
Greater Ridgewood Historical
143-135 37thAve., Flushing,
718.465.1776.
Open to the public Sat.
King Manor Museum
King Park, JamaicaAve. at 153rd St., Jamaica,
718.206.0545, 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.
DAR Daughters of theAmerican Revolution
GeneologyWorkshop ($5)
Mar. 4, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Third Tuesday Movie Matinees
$3/$2 students and seniors
Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Soc.
Emanuel United Church of Christ, 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 of the Bd. of
Trustees • Mar. 1, 5:30 pm
-Children’s Library Discovery Center
Adjacent to Central Library • ongoing
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 for 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.
Animal Care Trainee ($15m/ $20nm) ages 8-
12 • Mar. 4, 10 am - 12 pm
Toddler Time on the Weekend
($176m/$198nm) ages 24 mos. - 35 mos.
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.
Photography ofAudrey Gottlieb
To May 19, artist’s talk on May 19
Composting Workshop in Mandarin
Chinese register 718.539.5296.
Mar. 3, 2 - 4 pm
Children’s Garden Family Day
Mar. 10, 2-4 pm
Winter Poetry Reading and Workshop
Mar. 10, 2-3:30 pm
Wildlife PhotographyWorkshop
Mar. 10, 1-3:30 pm
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 38thAve., Flushing,
718.359.6227, www.vomuseum.org.
Herbs in Containers • May 9, 2-3:30 pm
House Plant Care • Mar. 14, 2-3:30 pm
Bee-Keeping ($90nm/$75m; incl. text) 3rd
Weds, to June 2012, 7-9 pm
Western Queens Compost Initiative
Drop off: Greenmarket, 34th Ave. & 77th St.,
Jackson Hts. • Sun. 9 am - 12 pm

School Events

Forest Hills H.S. Craft Fair/ Flea Mkt.
Vendors wanted. 67-01 110th St., Forest Hills,
info and prices 917.747.5129, email
28Q440PA@schools.nyc.gov.
Mar. 31, Apr. 1; 9 am - 4 pm
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC. 718.482.5055,
www.lagcc.cuny.edu.
-Winter Teen Academy (middle and high
school) register now, see above
To Mar. 17
St. John’s Prep Alumni Reunion: Classes of
‘82, ‘87, ‘92, ‘97, ‘02 • St. John’s Prep, Astoria,
718.721.7200 x686, email: sjpalumni@stjohnsprepschool.org.

Senior Centers, Activities

AARP
Chapter 2889, Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens
Blvd., Rego Park, 718.898.5048.
Astoria RestorationAssoc.
HelpwithHome 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.

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