2013-12-04 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts

Dates & times are subject to change.
Recurring events are online only (scroll
down). To list your event, send info to
qgazette@aol.com, or 42-16 34th Ave,
Astoria 11101, two weeks prior to the
event.
HOLIDAY
Annual Holiday Party for Children
Sunnyside Community Svcs, 43-31 39
St. 1st Floor, Sunnyside. 100% of all
donations go to the children. Make
check out to: 108 Precinct Community
Council. Goods donations also appreciated. Info P.O. Luis Diaz, 718.784.5420;
718.784.3194 [Donation deadline Dec
7] - Dec 14, noon-2 pm
Asm. Braunstein Holiday Gift Drive For
hospitalized vets, children (St. Albans
Living Ctr. and NYS Vets Home).
Sugarfree candy, pajamas, slippers, robes,
sweaters, socks, toiletries, puzzles, playing
cards; to his ofc 213-33 39 Ave, Ste 238,
Bayside, info 718.357.3588 or Dr. Duke
ofc 35-01 202 St, or CB11 ofc, 46-21 Little
Neck Pkwy - by Dec 18
Cncl. Van Bramer Holiday Food Drive
Nonperishables needed: canned meats,
soups, veggies, fruit (or dry); infant formula; peanut butter; dry goods: pasta, rice,
grains. Dropoff: District Office, 47-01
Queens Blvd, Ste. 205, Sunnyside &
Queens Library branches: Broadway,
Court Square, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside.
Info 718.383.9566; jimmyvanbramer.com
To Dec 11.
Christmas in Italy w/ Cristina
Fontanelli Co-sponsored by Bella Italia
Mia ($48) BMCC Tribeca Performing Art
Center. 199 Chambers St, Manhattan.
Photo ID required for entry. Tix
www.SmartTix.com, 212.220.1460.
Corona Lions Club Toy Drive extended
Please donate any new, unopened toys to
Cncl. Dromm’s ofc, 37-32 75 St, 1st Floor,
Jackson Hts, info 718.803.6373 x204.
To Dec 17, 5 pm (toys will be given out
Dec 20 by Corona Lions)
Queens Pride 16th Anniv. Celebration
Queens Pride House, 76-11 37 Ave, Ste
206, Jackson Hts, 718.429.5309. Tix
www.queenspridehouse.org/wordpress/rsv
p/ - Dec 6, 6-9 pm
Santa Visit Photos available. Tiny You,
10-50 Jackson Ave, LIC - Dec 7 & 46-21
Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Dec 14; noon to
3 pm

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

GENERAL INTEREST
Briarwood Action Network’s 3rd
Annual Food Drive Benefits Briarwood
Family Residence run by the Salvation
Army for 90 families. Collecting canned
food and diapers. Donate at HSBC Bank,
137-61 Queens Blvd; And Key Food
Supermarket, 138-37 Queens Blvd.
To Jan 2
Brownfield Cleanup Program Public
Notice Site: Astoria Steel, ID C241155, 3-
15 26 Ave, Astoria. Comments accepted
until Dec 13. Application viewed at
Astoria Library Branch, 14-01 Astoria

Blvd, LIC. Info www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/ 60058.html; Javier Perez-Maldonado ,
jxperezm@ gw.dec.state.ny.us;
518.402.9767.
Brownfield Cleanup Application Queens
Medallion Leasing, site ID C241144, 21-
03 44 Ave, LIC, 11101. Review applic at
LIC Library, 37-44 21 St, Room 2B, LIC.
Info www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/
60058.html, 518.402.9694.
Comments accepted until Dec 20.
Glen Oaks Little League Registration
Now open for Pee Wee, Farms,
International, Majors and Challenger
Divisions (Challenger is for mentally or
physically challenged kids). Info
GOlittleleague1@aol.com; Challenger
info gobbclinic@aol.com.
Real Opportunities for Small
Businesses ($50) Up to 400 prescreened small businesses meet w/ federal, state, city reps for contracting
opps. info 718.482.5306, register
www.MatchMakerVR.Eventbrite.com.
LaGuardia Community College, 43-82
Vernon Blvd, LIC - Dec 4, 7 am-2 pm

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE (40
min. tours $10/$7 seniors, students,
children/ $0m, children under 4) 34-
56 107 St, Corona, group rates:
718.478.8274. www.LouisArmstrong
House.org.
Gala 2013 Honoring Quincy Jones
and more feat. Vince Giordano & the
Nighthawks. Manhattan Penthouse, 80
Fifth Ave, 17th Floor, Manhattan. For
Tix, leadership pkgs., journal ads,
718.997.3581 or
Gala@LouisArmstrongHouse.org.
Dec 11, 6 pm
SeƱor Satchmo: Louis Armstrong in
South America To Mar. 31, 2014
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING
IMAGE 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria/LIC,
718.777.6888, www.movingimage.us.
Jungle Girl In King Tut’s Fever Movie
Palace - To Jan 24, 2014
Workshop Drop-in Moving Image
Studio - Dec 7, noon
Emmet Otter and Tribute toFaz”…
Part of Jim Henson’s World, screening
and live event - Dec 8, 1 pm
Silver Linings Playbook (Part of Three
by David O. Russell) Dec 7, 8; 3 pm
See it Big: Great Cinematographers:
La Collectionneuse Dec 7, 1:30 pm
My Night at Maud’s (Ma Nuit Chez
Maud) Dec 7, 3:30 pm
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Dec 8, 4 pm
The Assassination of Jesse James by
the Coward… Dec 7, 8; 6 pm
Translation Party on view in the lobby
To Jan 4, 2014
Lights, Camera, Astoria! History of
the Astoria studio complex, since 1920
(free w/ admission, $6-$12) - To Feb 9
NOGUCHI MUSEUM ($10/ $5 seniors, student ID/ $0 under 12, NYC public H.S. ID) 9-01 33 Rd, LIC,
718.204.7088, www.noguchi.org.
Second Sundays: Talk by Amy Lyford
(Isamu Noguchi’s Modernism:
Negotiating Race, Labor and Nation,

1930-1950), “Culture, Collaboration
and Identity: Noguchi in the 1930s
and 40s” - Dec 8, 3 pm
Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing
1930 and Space, Choreographed:
Noguchi and Ruth Page - To Jan 26,
2014
QUEENS COLLEGE 65-30 Kissena
Blvd, Flushing, 718.997.5000. see
www.kupferbergcenter.org events for
info.
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
($120/ $85/ $50) Captures the magic of
the Christmas season in New England
w/ 75-pc orch, 60-person chorus; audience singalong; visit from Santa.
Dec 8, 7:30 pm (Colden Auditorium)
Valerie Simpson Performing the
Music of Ashford and Simpson ($75/
$49/ $39) LeFrak Concert Hall.
Dec 14, 8 pm
Queens Symphony Orchestra:
Champagne & Mistletoe Festive classics, (incl. toy drive) Colden Auditorium
- Dec 16, 7:30 pm
QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART
Flushing Meadows Park, 718.592.
9700, www.queensmuseum.org.
artCommons in the Queens
International 2103 Join any time to
share or borrow art - To Jan 19
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY
COLLEGE Queensborough Performing
Arts Ctr., 222-05 56 Ave, Bayside. Info,
tix 718.631.6311, www.visitqpac.org.
Oratorio Society of Queens Annual
Holiday Concert Handel’s “Messiah”
and traditional Christmas and Chanukah
favorites ($30/ $25 seniors 62+, student
ID/ $10 age 12 and under) Tix
www.QueensOratorio.org,
718.279.3006 - Dec 22, 4 pm
Dance Workshop Thursdays to Dec 5
Queens Symphonic Band Concert: An
International Holiday ($8 door/ $5 students, seniors) Info 718.340.8324.
Dec 8, 2 pm
Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 pm
Workshops for Adults, Teens,
Children For info and registration, visit
www.socratessculpturepark.org.
ARTS OTHER
3rd Space, Neural:Cleave ($5) Sound
artist Michelle Jaffe, performance artist
Marta Jovanovic. QCA, 37-11 35 Ave,
Astoria. Info queenscouncilarts.org.
Find Money for Your Art Queens
Council on the Arts presents:
Researching and Developing Your
Funding Network, part of Build Your
Own Business (BYOB). QCA, 37-11 35
Ave, Astoria. REGISTER www.queenscouncilarts.org - Dec 4, 6-8 pm (part II)
From the Byzantine “Echos” to the
Ottoman “Makam” feat. Eleftherios
Eleftheriadis & Grammenos Karanos;
DUNYA ensemble; Children’s Choir of
Wm. Spyropoulos School (free). Baisley
Powell Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth
Ave, Manhattan - Dec 9, 7 pm
Greek Folk Dancing Classes (free) 26-
80 30 St, Astoria, info, reg
718.726.7329 - Adults: Saturdays 2-3:30
pm; Children: Fridays, 6-7 pm
Heartbeat of Latino America / Al Ritmo
del Corazon Latino w/ Mestizo Dance

Co. ($30 - $35) Thalia Spanish Theatre,
41-17 Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside,
718.729.3880, www.thaliatheatre.org
To Dec 15
Legacy: Photographs from Emily
Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney
Museum of American Art Fisher
Landau Ctr for Art, 38-27 30 St, LIC,
718.937.0727 - To Mar 31, 2014
Making Money Less Scary Financial
Planning & Tax Preparation for Artists.
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) presents: Financial Literacy with Susan Lee
(Build Your Own Business-BYOB
workshops ($10). RSVP queenscouncilarts.org/making-money-less-scary/
QCA, 37-11 35 Ave, Astoria.
Dec 18 & Jan 15, 6-8 pm
Re-Gift of the Magi ($10 adv/ $18 door)
Chain Theatre, 21-28 45 Rd, LIC. tix
www.brownpapertickets.com,
800.838.3006 - Dec 6-21
Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St, LIC,
www.secrettheatre.com.
-Oliver! Dickens’ classic w/ steampunk
influence, music & lyrics by Lionel Bart
($25) Tix 718.392.0722.
Dec 6-22
-Children’s Theatre every Saturday, 2
pm: Princess Particular alternating w/
Pirate Pete’s Parrot ($15/ $10 children/
4-pack $40)

DINNER, DANCES, MORE

Baccala Festival / Sagra del Baccala
Demos, sample salt cod preparations
from Europe & Caribbean by Culinary
Instit. of America; live Italian, Spanish,
French music. 31-16 36 Ave, LIC, info
www.camr-uco.org - Dec 8, 2-6 pm

HEALTH
Cross Island YMCA 238-10 Hillside Ave,
Bellerose. ymcanyc.org/crossisland.
-Afterschool Programs - To Jun. 20
EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care
206-20 Linden Blvd, Cambria Heights.
Info www.ehnc.com, 866.539.0999.
Most events are RSVP/ Registration
required, 646.476.1294.
Health Workshops:
-Living w/ Diabetes (cooking, medication) - Low-Impact Zumba - Fall Fitness
Workout - Sitting Exercise - Relaxing
Massage - Chair Yoga - National
Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-
Family Program - Meditation Made
Easy - Info on Health Care Refore -
Cellphones for Elders - Manage High
Blood Pressure Medication - Caregivers
Support Group - Medicare 101.
Mount Sinai Queens Free Health &
Wellness Events To register call
718.267.4333; info on yoga & blood pressure at mshq.org/events
-Managing Your Stress During the
Holidays, JVL-Dimotsis-Vallone Senior
Ctr, 40 Hoyt Ave South, Astoria.
Dec 4, 10:30 am
-Latest News in Women’s Health: What
Every Woman Should Know. Geo. Douris
Tower, 27-40 Hoyt Ave South, 2nd Floor

Community Room, Astoria
Dec 10, 6 pm
-Affordable Care Act and the NY Health
Benefit Exchange. Geo. Douris Tower, 27-
40 Hoyt Ave South, 2nd Floor Community
Room, Astoria - Dec 11, 6 pm
-Yoga for the Fabulous 50s and Beyond!
Douris Tower, 27-40 Hoyt Ave South, 2nd
Floor Exercise Room, Astoria - Tuesdays,
11 am & noon (registration required)
-Blood Pressure Screening:
-Dellamonica-Steinway Senior Ctr, 23-56
Broadway, Astoria- Dec 4; 9-10 am
-Hellenic Cultural Ctr, 27-09 Crescent St,
LIC - Dec 4; 10:15-11 am
-Happy Seniors NW Astoria/ Immaculate
Conception Church - Dec 11; 10:30amnoon -Catherine Sheridan Senior Ctr., 35-24
83St, Jackson Hts - Dec 18; 9-10:30 am
New York Hospital Queens 56-45 Main
St., Flushing / 174-03 Horace Harding
Exwy, Fresh Meadows. Call for schedule,
pre-registration, 718.670.1695. Info
NYHQ.org events link.
-Massage Therapy and Reflexology;
Balance and Strength Training; Tai Chi
Class; Diabetes Educ. & Support Group;
Yoga; New Moms Support Group;
Scrapbooking for Premie Parents; Epilepsy
Walk (Hudson River Park); Epilepsy
Support Group; Female Cancer Support
Group (Cancer Ctr, 56 Ave & 141 St);
Navigating the Medical System Lecture
series: GERD & Clostidium difficile
(Congregation Etz Chaim); Man to Man
Prostate Cancer Support Group (Cancer
Ctr, 56 Ave & 141 St); Stress Management
Support Group for Heart Patients.

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL

GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY 35-20 Broadway, 4th Fl.,
Astoria, 718.278.0700, www.astorialic.org.
PANCRETAN ASSN. OF AMERICA’s
Awards Gala Celebration on the
Centennial of the Union of Crete with
Greece 1913-2013 (advance: $125/ $75
youth) Terrace on the Park, Flushing
Meadows-Corona Park. Info 917.661.
8072, 908.705.3222 - Dec 6, 7 pm
KING MANOR MUSEUM
King Park, Jamaica Ave at 153 St,
Jamaica, 718.206.0545.
Bach & Brew: Dongsok Shin & Leah
Nelson ($25 adv/ $30 door) Concert &
craft beer sampling comparable to Rufus
King’s time Reservations www.kingmanor.org, 718.206.0545 x13
Dec 6, 6 pm
QUEENS HISTORICAL SOC.
Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave,
Flushing. 718.939.0647 x17.
www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.
Holiday Historic Houses Tour ($10
adv/ $12 door/ under 12 free; all-access;
incl. trolley to each site, holiday treats)
Kingsland Homestead; Voelker Orth
Museum, Bird Sanctuary & Victorian
Garden, Lewis Latimer House; Friends
Meeting House; Flushing Town Hall;
Bowne House; Louis Armstrong House.
HolidayHouseTour2013.eventbrite.com

for tickets - Dec 8, 1-5 pm

LIBRARY
QUEENS LIBRARY SYSTEM
Call the Central Library 718.990.0700;
individual branches near you, or visit
www.queenslibrary.org/events for dates,
times and more events; Some events
require pre-registration; children under 4
must be w/ adult.
STARTUP! Business Plan Competition
2013 By QEDC. Take an idea and develop
it into a business plan in their small business workshops. Info, visit the Job
Information Center. or 718-990-0746; Or
QEDC, 718.263.0546. Class code: JR310.
4 training sessions; enter proposal by
March 2014; 3 will win $10,000 seed
money to fund their startup. Visit
www.queensny.org/qedc/business/programs/ startup/.
The Sounds of Science with Bash the
Trash Performance on instruments made
from reused and repurposed materials;
build your own instrument to keep.
Long Island City Walk (Info: Astoria,
Broadway, Court Square, Long Island City,
Steinway or Sunnyside branches) Winning
team gets local gift certificate.
ASTORIA BRANCH 14-01 Astoria
Boulevard, LIC, 718.278.2220
Exploring Nature With Your Child
Toddlers w/caregivers, stories and art projects - Weds, 11:30 am-12:15 pm
CENTRAL LIBRARY 89-11 Merrick
Blvd, Jamaica, 718.990-0778.
Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark
Side of Killer Whales in Captivity w/
author David Kirby - Dec 7, 2 pm
LONG ISLAND CITY BRANCH 37-44
21 St, LIC, 718.752.3700
Skills Identification Define and categorize job skills, identify yours and market
them to employers, learn which employers
seek. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-752-3700. Class code
JR110 - Dec 6, 1:30 pm
OTHER EVENTS call or visit online for
time & place (see above):
Winter Arts & Crafts ages 5-11;
Mother Goose Infants ages 9-18;
STARs: Senior Theatre Acting Repertory;
ShapeUp NYC: Yoga/ Stretch;
Codecademy Lab free, easy online platform for learning computer languages such
as Python, HTML/CSS and Ruby;
Microsoft Office Suite;
Driver Safety AARP driving course;
English Conversation Group;
New York Cares Recruitment;
Computer Classes in various languages;
Math for GED; CPR Training;
Book Discussions; Hula-Hooping;
Citizenship Classes; Weekly Food Waste
Drop-Off & Composting;
Project LeafDrop (no twigs, branches);
Learn to Grow; Green Crafts;
The ABCs of Saving Energy and Money
(in Spanish) For homeowners & renters;
What Makes a Mammal a Mammal 6+;
Solar One Energy Workshop For children;
Eco-Crafts for Preschoolers;
Toddler Time; Belly Dance Workshop preregister; Zumba.

PARKS & RECREATION

ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL
CTR Pre-register for ALL events.
Winter Birthday Parties ($250 and up)
Weekends 10-12pm; 1-3pm,some weekend evenings and weekdays. Age 2+
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston,
718.229.4000, www.alleypond.com.
Nature Snoozers ($15/$21) Ages 3-4
Turtles, frog, chipmunks hibernate underground; hike, craft, snack, more.
Dec 7, 1:30-3:30 pm
Animal Care Trainee ($15/$21) ages 8-12
- Dec 7, 10 am-noon
Young Discoverers - Microscopic
Studies ($24) ages 8-12
Dec 8, 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Adventure Hour Furry Friends ($16)
ages 18-36 months Dec 8, 1:30-2:45 pm
(Knot Only) Knitting Circle ($3m/ $5nm
per mtg) Every other Monday, 6-8 pm
Adventure Hour ages 18-36 mos.;
Storytime Safari ages 3-4, 5-7; Animal
Care Trainee ages 8-12 (call for info)
QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN 43-
50 Main St, Flushing, 718.886.3800,
www.queensbotanical.org.
Deconstructed Flowers Art Exhibit in
Visitor & Admin. Bldg.
To Jan 25, 2014
QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral
Park, 718.347.3276,
www.queensfarm.org.
Wreath Making Workshops ($20; preregister) Dec 7, 8; 10 am; noon; or 2 pm

SCHOOL EVENTS, PROGRAMS

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLL.
Sports Gymnasium, 31-10 Thomson Ave,
LIC, 718.482.7244,
www.laguardia.edu/acereg.
New Men’s & Women’s Basketball
Teams First Homecoming - Dec 5
Homecoming 3:30-4:30 pm
Lady Red Hawks 5:30-7 pm
Men Red Hawks 7:30-9 pm

SENIOR CENTERS, ACTIVITIES SENIOR EVENTS

AARP Chapter 2889: NEW ADDRESS:
Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand
Ave, Maspeth 718.672.9890. Meetings
1st & 3rd Weds, 12 pm
ASTORIA RESTORATION ASSN
Help with Home Energy (HEAP)
Grants 31-28 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria,
718.726.0034. Ongoing
ATRIA KEW GDNS & LIGHTHOUSE INT’L. 117-01 84 Ave, Kew
Gardens, 718.441.0300.
BAYSIDE SENIOR CTR.
221-15 Horace Harding Expwy,
Bayside.
BENJAMIN ROSENTHAL PRINCE
STREET SENIOR CTR. Selfhelp
Community Services, 45-25 Kissena
Blvd, Flushing, 718.886.5777.
CENTRAL QUEENS YM/YWHA
S.C. 67-09 108 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 CTR. 193-10 Peck Ave, Fresh
Meadows, 718.357.5100.
FOREST HILLS S.C. 108-25 62nd Dr,
718.699.1010.
GLENRIDGE S.C. & ADVISORY
CTR. 59-03 Summerfield St,
Ridgewood 718.386.5136.
-Classic Movie Thursdays
HOWARD BEACH S.C.
156-45 84 St (entrance 85 St), Howard
Beach, 718.738.8100.
JOINT PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FOR OLDER ADULTS
212.402.1127.
KEW GDNS COMMUNITY CTR. 80-
02 Kew Gardens Rd, Suite 202, Kew
Gardens, 718.268.5960. Open M-F,
10am-4pm. Health, Arts, Taxes,
Medicare, Computers, Workshops,
Lectures. Call for schedule.
-French Conversation Mon, noon
-Dancercize Mon & Fri, 1-2 pm
-Belly Dancing Weds, noon
-Chair Yoga Thurs, 11:30 am
-Floor Yoga Fri, 11 am (bring a mat)
-Latin Dance Aerobics Thurs, 2 pm
-Comedy Workshop Fri, 9:30-10:45 am
NATIVITY B.V.M.—ST. STAN’S
SENIOR CENTER 101-41 91st Street,
Ozone Park (meets monthly, 1st & 3rd
Thursdays in the church basement).
PETER CARDELLA S.C.
68-52 Fresh Pond Rd, Ridgewood,
718.497.2908/ TTY 718.497.2589.
POMONOK S.C. 67-09 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, 718.591.3377.
ESL for Chinese speakers Tues &
Thurs, 9-10:30 am; Knitting & Crochet
now Thurs, 1 pm; Learn Mandarin
Chinese Thurs, 1 pm.
QUEENS INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON AGING (QICA) Queens
Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Room 319, Kew Gardens,
718.268.5954.
REGO PARK S.C. 93-29 Queens Blvd,
Rego Park, 718.896.8511. Free membership, classes, workshops, case assistance. Hot lunches served.
RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT CTR
& SVCS 59-14 70 Ave, Ridgewood,
718.456.2000.
SELF-HELP AUSTIN ST. S.C.
106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills,
718.520.8197.
SELF-HELP BENJAMIN ROSENTHAL S.C. 45-25 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, 718.459.5549.
SELF-HELP 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 SVCS
CENTER FOR ACTIVE OLDER
ADULTS 43-31 39 St, Sunnyside,
718.784.6173.

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