2012-06-20 / 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.

Holidays & Observances

Independence Celebration: Joe Battaglia &
the New York Big Band, Grucci Fireworks
Astoria Park Lawn on Shore Blvd. • Jun. 25, 7:30
pm.

Community Meetings

Clubs
American Legion Post 298
30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst.
1st Mon., 8 pm
American Legion & Ladies Aux. Post 118
89-02 91st St., Woodhaven, 718.846.6116
-2nd/3rd Mon., 8 pm
Flushing Camera Club
Flushing Hospital, Auditorium, 146-01 45th Ave.
(enter Burling St.), 718.749.0643, www.flushingcameraclub.org • 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds., 7:30 pm
Italian Charities of America: 83-20 Queens
Blvd., Elmhurst, 718.478.3100.
-Summer Italian Classes (beginners; $80)To
Sept. 11 (14 weeks)
-Saturday Night Dances 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Jun. 23, Jul. 7, 21, Aug. 4, 18
Jewish War Veterans Mtg. Rego Park Jewish
Ctr., 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park • Jun. 24,
9:30 am
Queens Best Toastmasters Club
Public Speaking / Effective Communica-tion.
Elmhurst Hospital, Conference Rm. A-1-15, 79-
01 Broadway.
1st, 3rd, 5th Sat., 10 am - 12:15 pm
Rego Hills Republican Club 28th A.D.
Sizzler Restaurant, 100-27 Metropolitan Ave.,
Forest Hills, 718.275.6005.
Every 3rd Tues., 7:30 pm

Community Boards, Edu. & Pct.
102nd Precinct Community Council
Moose Lodge 87-25 118th St., Richmond Hill •
Every 3rd Tues., 8 pm, resumes Sep.
107th Precinct Community Council
71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing.
-Meeting Jun. 26, 8 pm
-National Night Out Electchester Shopping Ctr.,
Parsons Blvd., Fresh Meadows • Aug. 7
112th Precinct Community Council Mtg. 68-40
Austin St., Forest Hills.
Every 3rd Weds., 7:30 pm
114th Precinct Community Council Mtg.
Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria
• Jun. 26, 7 pm
Community Bd. 2 Mtg. Sunnyside Comm.
Svcs., 43-31 39th St., Ground Fl., Sunnyside, info
www.QueensCB.org, 718.533.8773 • Every 1st
Thurs.
Community Bd. 3 Board Mtg. I.S. 227 Louis
Armstrong School, 32-02 Junction Blvd. E.
Elmhurst, 718.458.2707, www.cb3qn.nyc.gov
Every 3rd Thurs.
Community Bd. 4 Mtg.
VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona,
718.760.3141 • Every 2nd Tues.

Community Bd. 9 Mtg. For location call
718.286.2686 • Every 2nd Tues.
Greater Woodhaven Devel. Corp. Mtg. St.
Thomas the Apostle, 87-49 87th St., First Floor,
Woodhaven.
Every 4th Tues., 7:30 pm

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.
Brownfield Cleanup Program,
Remedial Investigation Work Plan for Public
Review Attn: Owners and residents nr. Paragon
Paint, 5-49 46th Ave., LIC. Info 718.482.4891;
518.402.7860;
www.dec. ny. gov/ chemical/ 8450. html;
www.dec. ny. gov/ chemical/ 61092. html.
Comments accepted to Jun. 25.
LGBT Pride Month Celebration Queens
Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Rm. 213,
Kew Gdns. • Jun. 27, 5:30-7:30 pm
Mets Concerts, Fireworks Citi Field, Flushing.
Info, tix Mets.com/concerts, 718.507.TIXX.
Game starts 7:10 for each:
-Fireworks Night Jul. 3
-Daughtry Jul. 20
-MercyMe Aug. 10.
Movies in the Park Sunnyside Shines. Bring
chair/ blanket, snacks. Noonan Park, Greenpoint
Ave. & 43rd St., Sunnyside. First Fridays, 8 pm:
Jul. 6, The Land Before Time
Aug. 3, Footloose
Postal Service mini Business Expo
(free) USPS Sunnyside Station, 45-15 44th St.,
Sunnyside. Info 718.348.3612.
Jun. 21, 10 am-2 pm
Skyview Center: Shop & Dine Among the
Bears, Pop-Art by dEmo 40-24 College Pt.
Blvd., Flushing.
Jun. 21- Aug. 31
Woodside on the Move Summer Concert
Series: Irish, Latino, Health Day, Jazz, Swing,
Country, etc. Donors appreciated, call Adrian
Beltran, 718.476.8449 • Jun. 21 - Aug. 23

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.
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 of
Queens/Nassau) Challenge of OCD (free)
Zucker Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium,
266th St. & 76th Ave., Glen Oaks, 718.347.7284 •
Jun. 20, 7:30 pm (also Sharing and Caring, family support group, open to public 6 pm).
Narcotics Anonymous
www.westernqueensna.org
Call 718.962.6244
OCA 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park, www.obsessivecompulsiveanonymous, 917.443.0355 •
Saturdays at 10:30 am
Overeaters Anonymous
www.queensoa.org
42-11 155th St., Flushing Fridays
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.
Weekly Storytimes (Fresh Meadows):
(Weds. and Sat., 11 am)
-Fun in the Sun, Jun. 20, 11 am
Nook Night Jun. 20, 7 pm
Hands-On Learning w/ Legos ages 4+
Jun. 24, 1:30 pm (reserve in-store)
Flushing Town Hall
Northern Blvd. & Linden Place, 718.463.7700,
www.flushingtownhall.org.
Jazz Jams ($10/ $0m, students, performers) •
1st Weds., 7 - 10 pm
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/ www.laguardiaperformingarts.org.
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.
Summer with Satchmo Concert Series To
Aug. 18
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Ave. & 36th St., Astoria, 718.784.0077,
718.777.6888.
Ongoing:
-See It Big! (series)
-Fist and Sword (series)
-Paramount in the 1970s (series, thru Jul. 1)
-Korean Cinema Showcase (series)
-City Glow
-Behind the Screen
Aliens, Gadgets and Guns: The World of Men
in Black 3 ($6-$12) • To Jul. 8
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.
Timeless Treasures (works from the 40s and
50s) ($5-$10) • To Sep. 9
Summer Nights in the Garden (free) short
films, cash bar, permanent collection galleries
open • 1st Fri., 5:30-8 pm.
Open Studio: Putting Things Together
children all ages. Info www.noguchi.org/ programs/ education(families) • Jul. 1, 11 a.m. no reg.
required
Music in the Garden 2nd Sun., 3 pm
Jul. 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9.
Open Studio ($5) • 1st Sun.
Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonne
Online: www.catalogue.noguchi.org.
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, 718.997.5000.
Aaron Copland School of Music:
LeFrak Concert Hall, except where noted; tix
718.793.8080, Office open m,w,f. Concerts nearly daily, for info:
www. qc. cuny.edu/ calendars/ music. php/
718.997.3800, www.qc.cuny.edu/music.
Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes
To Jun. 29
Queens Museum of Art
Flushing Meadows Park, 718.592.9700,
www.queensmuseum.org.
Queens Int’l 2012: Three Points Make a
World’s Fair Panorama of NYC
Ongoing
Queens Theatre
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
www.queenstheatre.org, 718.760.0064.
Gilbert & Sullivan in Brief(s) ($42-$49)
Jun. 21- Jul. 1

Queensborough Community College
Performing Arts Ctr., 222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside. Info, tix 718.631.6311,
www.visitqpac.org.
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 718.956.9819, wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City
To Aug. 5.
GrowNYC Greenmarket Sat. Jun. 23 - Nov. 17,
8 am-4 pm
Exercise Classes (yoga, capoeira, Pilates, tai
chi) Sat., Sun. to Sep. 30
Yoga for Teens Jun. 20, 3-4 pm
Summer Solstice Celebration: Jeremijenko’s X
Fitness Hula Hoops; food from local restaurants Jun. 20, 5 pm- dusk
Socrates Academy: Skills for Resourceful City
Living (adult workshops) register www.socratessculpturepark. eventbrite.com/. Weekends.
*Register for the following at socratessculpturepark. eventbrite.com/
-Amphoras for Us Jun. 23
-Fishing with IFISHNY ($20, enter promo code
for 50% discount on materials fee: socratesacademy) Jun. 24, 1-3 pm
Park Side of the Moon Jun. 29:
-Thai Pig Roast Dinner ($200) 6:30 pm
-Party ($25 drinks incl.) 8-11 pm
In Your Face! The Art of Mask Making
Info:

www.socratessculpturepark.org/programs/workshops kids.php • Jun. 30
Outdoor Cinema Jul. 4- Aug. 22, 7 pm
Shadow Puppets Info www.socratessculpturepark.org/education/artmaking.php Jul. 2-6, 10
am-12 pm, 1-3 pm
Kayaking, SSP Beach at Hallets Cove
718.228.9214, www.licboathouse.org.
Sat. & Sun., to Oct. 7, 1-5 pm
York College Music
Concerts almost daily, Info: Music @ York
College. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica,
718-262-2000.

Others
Bionic Garden Flux
Factory, info e-mail
christina@fluxfactory.org
• To Jun. 24: -
Reclaiming Vacant Land

workshop: Jun. 20, 7-9 pm
Bloom Time Holiday Inn Manhattan View, 39-05
29th St.; Space Realty Group Gallery, 29-09 39th
Ave., LIC.
To Aug. 30
Calpulli Music, Mexican accordion class ($10
adults/ donation age 10-18) Astoria School of
Fine Arts, 38-01 23rd Ave., 2nd Fl., Astoria,
718.507.2617.
Dance Entropy: Wild Kingdom (free) 43-31
39th St., Sunnyside • Jun. 24, 3 pm
La Callas & Medea by Jaime Salom ($25/ $22

seniors, students) Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, 718.729.3880,
www.thaliatheatre.org • To Jun. 24
LIC Artists, Summer Art Exhibition
Sterling National Bank, 30-30 47th Ave., LIC •
Show 1: To Jul. 14; Show 2 Jul. 16 to Aug. 18
SunnysideArtists.org: Forty Fine Artists, Art
Fair V at Queen of Angels (free/ $5 Patron of
the Arts Cafe) 44th St. & Skillman Ave.,
Sunnyside.
Jun. 17, 1-5 pm

Dinners, Dances, Fundraisers
Astor Room’s Oyster and Beer Happy Hour
($15 unlim’d oysters w/ Stella Artois beer)
Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., Astoria,
718.255.1947.
Every Weds., 5-7 pm
Magnanini Winery ($75) wine tasting, 6-course
dinner, dancing. Near Newburgh, reservations,
Eleanor 718.457.4816. $40 deposit pay to the
order of Diego Lodico.
July 8

Health
Central Queens Ym & YWHA 67-09 108th
Street, Forest Hills, 718-268-5011, www.cqy.org.
Mount Sinai Queens
Events at various locations, registration required,
718.267.4333, (reg. and more events
www.mshq.org/community/events)
Ambulatory Surgery • Jun. 20, 10:45
Prostate Cancer Screening
Jun. 23, 10 am-2 pm
Samuel Field Y
Programs: Adult Ctr., Afterschool, learning disabled, singles, parents, space for parties. 58-20
Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, 718.225.6750
www.sfy.org.
Wednesday Night Singles ($7m/ $10nm)
(Reservations w/ Ilene Yair 718.225.6750 x236.
2nd, 4th Weds., 7 - 9 pm):
Claude Monet: The Man and His Art, MoMA
Program($3/ free to those registered for
Botanical Gardens trip Jun. 20) RSVP Adult

Office.
Partner Abuse Counseling Program
Support, referrals to shelter and legal svcs.
Ongoing
Others
Relay For Life - American Cancer Society
Astoria Park track, Astoria. Info www.relayforlife.org.
Jun. 23, 5 pm until Jun. 24, 6 am (Luminaria
Ceremony Jun. 23, 10 pm)
Swim, Bike & Run for a Cause, Kids Mini-
Triathlon (ages 8-14) Pre-Register. Prizes for participants. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside
Ave., Bellerose; www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland.
Jun. 20, 8:30 am (rain or shine)
West Nile Virus Protection-Town Hall Dept. of
Health presentation. Hillcrest Jewish Ctr., 183-02
Union Tpke., Flushing. Info Cncl. Gennaro ofc.
718.217.4969 • Jun. 27, 7 pm

Historicals
Bayside Historical Society
Fort Totten Park. For info visit www.baysidehistorical.org, or call 718.352.1548.
Summer Lawn Concert (free) classic rock by
Chicken Little Just inside front gate • Jun. 24, 6-
8 pm
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.
Flushing Town Hall
Northern Blvd. & Linden Place, 718.463.7700,
www.flushingtownhall.org.
Greater Astoria Historical Soc.
35-20 Broadway, 4th Fl., Astoria,
718.278.0700, www.astorialic.org.
Greater Ridgewood Historical
143-135 37th Ave., Flushing,
718.465.1776.
Open to the public Sat.
King Manor Museum
King Park, Jamaica Ave. at 153rd St., Jamaica,
718.206.0545, www.kingmanor.org. Tours &
school/group programs, Thurs. - Sun.
Maple Grove Cemetery
83-15 Kew Gardens Road; The Center at Maple
Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens,
718.523.1876.
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/$0m)
Exhibit: Growing Up Queens: A Study of
Childhood in Our Unique Borough
Other
Old Astoria Village Tour ($15) Sunswick
Creek’s former mouth to Pot Cove overlooking
Hell Gate Bridge. Meet at Broadway and Vernon

Blvd.
Jun. 23, 11 am
Library Highlights
Queens Library
Call 718.990.0700, or visit www.queenslibrary.org for program information.
Central Library:
89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.
-Children’s Library Discovery Center
Adjacent to Central Library • ongoing
-Summer Reading Program Children’s Lib.
Discovery Ctr. (Register
www.summerreading.org.)
-Free Online Training through Metrix-
Learning Solution (adults, teens) Free training
and certification exams in software. Required registration sessions:
To Jun. 30, Mon. & Fri, 1 pm (Jun. 30, 9:30 am.
More sessions TBA.)
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 programs: weekday, weekend,
spring break and afterschool for ages 18 mos. thru

high school; Also avail. for birthday parties.
APEC Safari ($6m/ $9nm) ages 6-11
Jun. 23, 10:30-11:30 am
Forest Park Union Tpke. & Park Lane
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.
The Artist Within: the Urge to Create
Collection of the Jamaica Estates Assn.
To Sept. 30
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.
Others
Western Queens Compost Initiative
Drop off: Greenmarket, 34th Ave. & 77th St.,
Jackson Hts. • Sun. 9 am-12 pm
School Events, Reunions
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC. 718.482.5055,
www.lagcc.cuny.edu.

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.
Summer Camps at Wildlife Conservation
Society’s Queens Zoo Ages 2-17, register now,
www.queenszoo.com, 718.271.7361.
Summer SAT Prep by Revolution Prep Forest
Hills H.S., 67-01 110th St., Forest Hills, call for
more information 877.738.7737, www.revolutionprep.com/ instructors/anthony_ b_ 2. Private
tutoring, scholarships available.
Jul. 5- Jul. 30; reg. before Jun. 30 for discount (use
code NY40Xforesthills)
Senior Centers, Activities
AARP
Chapter 2889, Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd.,
Rego Park, 718.672.9890. Meetings 1st & 3rd
Weds., 12 pm
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.

Corpus Christi Seniors
Fourth of July at the Cape contact Christine
718.728.0848; Eileen W. 718.626.4888.
Jul. 3, 4, 5 (non-members welcome)
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
Howard Beach Senior Ctr.
156-45 84th St. (entrance 85th St.), Howard
Beach, 718.738.8100.
Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older
Adults
212.402.1127.
Kew Gardens Community Center
Daily programs: art, cooking, comedy, crafts,
dance, ESL, exercise, films, foreign languages,
health, meditation, music, women’s & men’s support & health, writing, self-defense, etc. Call for
schedule: 718.268.5960. 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.,
Suite 202, Kew Gardens.
Exercise for Arthritis • Mondays 2:15-3:15 pm
(eight weeks)
Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Ctr.
68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood,
718.497.2908/ TTY 718.497.2589
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
(QICA) Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens
Blvd., Room 319, Kew Gardens, 718.268.5954.
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.
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.
Others
CityParks Seniors Fitness (free, age 60+)
Tennis, yoga, fitness walking. Astoria Park,
Cunningham Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona
Park, Roy Wilkins Park. Info 718.760.6999 • To
Jun. 22

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