2002-02-27 / Community Calendar

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Mar. 3, noon to 5 p.m., 26th Annual Irish Cultural Day; St. Mel’s Church auditorium, 26th Avenue and 154th Street, Whitestone; 746-3837.

Mar. 7, 2 p.m., Queens Chamber of Commerce luncheon; Terrace On The Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 898-8500.

Community Meetings

Mar. 4, 8 p.m., Community Board 11; M.S. 158, 46-35 Oceania St.; 225-1054.

8 p.m., Jackson Heights Neighborhood Association; Atonement Lutheran Church basement meeting room, 87th Street and 31st Avenue.

Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 4: Lisa Memorial Center, 51-13 108th St., Corona; 760-3141.

Mar. 7, 7:30 p.m., Queens Borough Public Library Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees, Central Library, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.; 990-0700.

7:30 p.m., Community Board 4; Lisa Memorial Center, 51-13 108th St., Corona; 760-3141.

Mar. 7, 7 p.m. United Community Civic Association; Augustana Lutheran church hall, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights; 932-5415.

7 p.m., Community Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd floor, Sunnyside; 533-8773.

7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic Association; Our Lady of Hope School, Eliot Avenue and 71st Street, Middle Village; 651-5865.

Mar. 10, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans, Kew-Forest-Woodside-Loitz Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-50 Queens Blvd; AX7-7711.

Mar. 11, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Queens Borough Hall, 2nd floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 286-3000.

7:30 p.m., Community Board 7; Union Plaza Nursing Home, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 359-2800.

7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents Association; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Street and Juniper Valley Road; 894-4114.

Mar. 12, 7:45 p.m., Community Board 9; Le Cordon Bleu, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven: 286-2686.

8 p.m., Astoria Civic Association; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 545-5353.

7:30 p.m., Community School Board District 30 President’s Council meeting; 8:30 p.m., calendar meeting; P.S. 152, 33-52 62nd St., Woodside; 777-4600.

Mar. 14, Community Board 1 cabinet meeting; Kaufman–Astoria Studios Commissary, 34-12 36th St; 786-3335.

8 p.m., Eleanor Roosevelt Regular Democratic Club; Temple Sholom, social hall, 263-10 Union Tpke.; 465-8202 or 347-4823.

Mar. 17, 5 p.m., West Queens Greens, 39-51 1/2 46th St., Sunnyside; 728-1092.

Mar. 19, Community Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 786-3335.

Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m., Kew Gardens Hills Community Council, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 969-5100.

Items of Community Interest

Mar. 4, Queens Council on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities monthly meeting, 112-33 199th St., St. Albans; 728-8476.

Mar. 6, Queens County Bar Association, "Become A Legal Guardian"; QCBA Building, 90-35 148th St., Jamaica; 291-4500.

Mar. 6, AARP Chapter 991 and the Queens County Bar Association, "Crime and the Criminal Law"; Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St.; 291-4500.

Mar. 6, Mar. 13, LaGuardia CC/CUNY free workshops for women returning to school, beginning or completing college degrees; Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.; 335-6049.

Mar. 6, 14, 15, 28, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) mobile animal clinic, call for location and appointment; (212) 876-7700, ext. 4303.

Mar. 12, 26, American Business Associates, Queens Council-Business to Business Networking; Bulova Corporate Center, Calendar of Events75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights; (866) 223-0302.

Mar. 13, World Child, Inc. adoption workshop; Workman’s Circle, 45 E. 33rd St., Manhattan; (800) 434-2367.

Mar. 14, National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1871; Catholic War Veterans Hall, 45-06 30th Ave., Long Island City; 931-0661.

Mar. 14, Queens County Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals; Donovan’s of Bayside, reservations required; 767-2600

Mar. 14, AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762; Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens.

Mar. 21, Apr. 18, QSAC monthly autism support group, 30-10 38th St., third floor, Astoria; 728-3566, ext. 21 or 728-8427.

Apr. 13, 24th Annual Queens Half-Marathon and Skaggs–Walsh 5K Run, check in for both races at McNeil Park, 119th Street and Poppenhusen Avenue, College Point; 762-1519.

Last Monday of every month, Self Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH); Lexington Center for the Deaf, 30th Avenue and 75th Street, Jackson Heights; 350-3203 or 264-3017.

Vietnam Veterans

Mar. 28, Apr. 26, Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter No. 32, 88-61 76th Ave., Glendale; 830-0037.

Queensborough Community College

Mar. 13, Frank Egan Memorial Health Lecture Series "Every Breath You Take…"; Mar. 19, academic opportunities "Information Night"; Mar. 20, 2002 Women’s Fair; and Egan Health Lecture "Over The Counter Medications…"; Now. to June 30, the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives; "The Teheran Children" exhibit; 281-5770, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 631-6284.

St. John’s University

Mar. 5, Carol Gresser forum; Mar. 6, current issues in labor relations law; Apr. 3, "The Global Alliance for Workers and Communities: A New Paradigm for Global Labor Practices"; Apr. 10, social encyclicals regarding work and labor; Apr. 16, "Thesaurus Design for Semantic Information Management"; Apr. 17, workers’ disability compensation and Apr. 18, "Making Work Holy!"; 990-6600.

Arts & Entertainment

Mar. 1, 2, "Second Bananas": Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills; 497-4922; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328; Mar. 7, 21, Open Mic Night; Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing.

Mar. 2, Italian Charities of America, flea market; Mar. 3, 17, 23, Sunday dances with instruction; Mar. 9, 23, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Mar. 14, 23, Women’s Studio Center, Inc., life drawing sessions. For information, call 361-5649.

Mar. 17, "Cypreco" of America Greek anniversary program, 23-50 27th Ave., Long Island City; 626-7896.

Mar. 17, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra concert; Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.; 746-9122.

American Museum of the Moving Image

Mar. 1: Greek Cinema Showcase: "Silicon Tears"; Mar. 2: "Love Affair," "Where The Heart Is," "Silicon Tears" and Repertory Nights: "Death In Venice"; Mar. 3: "Force Of Evil," "Pickup On South Street" and Repertory Nights: "Death In Venice"; Mar. 9, "Nothing Sacred," "The Clock" and Repertory Nights: "Lola"; Mar. 10: "King Kong," "The Cruise" and Repertory Nights: "Lola"; Mar. 16, "Bye Bye Braverman," "The Plot Against Harry" and Repertory Nights: "Aguirre, The Wrath Of God"; Mar. 17: "Taking Off," "I Like It Like That" and Repertory Nights: "Aguirre, The Wrath Of God"; Mar. 22: Moving Image At The DGA, A Pinewood Dialogue With Chris Wedge: "Ice Age," "The Warriors," "Mixed Blood" and Repertory Nights: "Ran"; Mar. 24: Underground Street Films: "In The Street," "Saturday Afternoon Blood Sacrifice," "Reverberation" and "She Had Her Gun All Ready", "Mean Streets" and Repertory Nights: "Ran"; Mar. 30: "Dog Day Afternoon," "Network" and "Band Of Outsiders"; Mar. 31: "New York, New York," "All That Jazz" and Repertory Nights: "Band Of Outsiders"; 784-0077 or visit the Web site at http://www.ammi.Org.

Astoria Performing Arts Center

Mar. 9, The Push Factor Dance Company, Mar. 22, 23, Queens’ Playwright contest; April, cabaret and opera month; May 10, 11, 12, "You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown!"; June 21, 22, "The Nerd"; 31-30 33rd St., Long Island City; 278-5925 or visit the Web site at www.apacny.org.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts

Mar. 8, Oro Solido "Merengue Night"; Apr. 12, Jimmy McGriff Quartet; May 10, John Coltrane "Giant Steps a 75th Birthday Celebration"; June 21, Blues Music Revue; Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 463-7700, ext. 222.

LaGuardia Community College

Mar. 1, salute to Queens’ jazz greats; Mar. 15, an evening of Indian classical dance; Mar. 18, art classes for children registration begins; 482-5151.

Queensborough Community College

Mar. 3, "Romeo and Juliet" ballet; Mar. 15, "Woman Alone" lecture/demonstration; Mar. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, "Mixed Babies" and "A.M.L." one-act plays; Mar. 16, Forough’s "Reflecting Pool"; Mar. 17, "Adventures of Peter Rabbit"; Mar. 20, David Holzman, pianist; Mar. 23, "Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble of 80"; Mar. 30, "Our Sinatra"; 631-6233, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.

Queens College

Mar. 10, "Concerto Extravaganza!" Kidsconcerts; Mar. 17, Fleet Classical Concert Series with pianist Peter Serkin; Mar. 19, Adam Zagajewski, Apr. 2, Peter Carey, Apr. 30, Anne Carson and Marie Ponsot; Now to Mar. 11, "What’s New?" at the Louis Armstrong Archives. For information, call 997-3670.

Queens Museum of Art

Now to Mar. 16, The Art of Raymond Saa at the Bulova Corporate Center; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, guided tour of the Panorama of the City of New York; Mar. 3, 17, 24, 31, family drop-in workshop; Mar. 3, Performance: The Something Special Big Band, Mar. 8, Film Series: "Humoresque"; Mar. 9, Performance: The Cady Finlayson Duo; Mar. 10, opening reception for spring exhibitions; Mar. 14, Looking Series: Art as Expression; Mar. 15, Film Series: "Shine"; Mar. 21, Looking Series: Art as Expression; Mar 22, Film Series: "Lust for Life" Mar. 23, Demonstration: Watercolor Painting; Mar. 24, Concert: Yale Strom and Hot Pastrami; 592-9700.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 2, 3, "74 Georgia Avenue"; Mar 1, 2, 3, Freestyle Repertory Theatre’s "TheatreSports"; Mar. 2, "Aladdin"; Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 760-0064.

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Dances

Mar. 1, Little Neck–Douglaston Lions Club 6th annual charter night dinner dance; New Hyde Park Inn, 214 Jericho Tpke.; 299-0173.

Mar. 6, Kyrenia Cardiovascular Annual Gala honoring Mr. and Mrs. Kaloidis; Rainbow Room, Manhattan; 545-7202.

Mar. 9, Pancyprian Women’s Issues Network annual dinner dance; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 545-7202.

Apr. 6, Astoria Civic Association Judge Charles J. Vallone scholarship dinner-dance; Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 545-5353.

Fleas & Fairs & Fundraisers

Apr. 27, Martin Luther H.S. is gearing up for their seventh annual Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Celebrate Kids Auction 2002, donations are needed, contact Kelli Westfal, director of communications, MLHS, 60-02 Maspeth Ave; 894-4000.

Mar. 1, 2, 3, Community House 75th Anniversary Weekend Benefit; 268-7710.

Mar. 10, St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church, super flea market; 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside; 229-1663.

May 15-18, St. Demetrios Cathedral street fair, 30th Drive between 30th and 31st Streets.

May 27, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals street fair, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets.

Apr. 28, Alley Pond Environmental Center art and treasures auction evening, last call for donations on or before Apr. 6, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 229-4000.

"You’ve Gotta Have Park"

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Apr. 28, art and treasures auction evening, Mar. 10, "Sap to Syrup" bus trip; Ongoing APEC Programs, Children’s Weekday Programs: Fledglings (ages 3 to 4), Nature Club (pre-kindergarten), Sunny Bunnies (ages 3 to 4), Toddler Time (ages 24 to 35 months, parental participation) and Wee Sprouts (ages 18 to 23 months, parental participation); Children’s Weekend Programs: Animal Care Trainee (ages 9 to 12), Animal Detectives (ages 4 to 8), Create Your Own Calendar (ages 9 to 12), "Dino"Mite Dinosaurs (ages 4 to 8), Footprints in the Snow (ages 3 to 4), From Trash to Treasure (ages 6 to 8), Jan Brett Fan Club (ages 3 to 4), Little Chefs (ages 3 to 4), Shadow Play on Groundhog Day! (ages 3 to 4), Toddler Time on the Weekend! (ages 24 to 35 months, parental participation), Wee Sprouts on the Weekend! (ages 18 to 23 months, parental participation); Children’s After-School Programs: Junior Nature Kids (kindergarten to second grade), Nature Club (pre-kindergarten), Polar Bears and Penguins-North and South (ages 6 to 8), Family and Adult Programs: Reach For The Stars, Smitten By The Love Bug, Treats, Treasures and Objects of Art, Watercolor Workshops, Special Events, Sap to Syrup trip to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Fahnestock State Park. For information, call APEC at 229-4000 or go to the web site at www.alleypond.com.

Queens Botanical Garden

Mar. 3, 30, Persimmons and Pomegranates; Mar. 5, 12, Flower Creations for All Occasions; Mar. 9, Vermicomposting; Mar. 10, Greenhouse to Go: Making New Plants; Mar. 20, Natural Lawn Care; Mar. 14, Spruce Up Your Garden for Spring; Mar. 19, Wedding Flowers; Mar. 19, 20, Rose Pruning; Mar. 23, Plant Propagation; Mar. 19-May 7, Master Composter Certification; Mar. 24, Vivacious Veggies, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 886-3800.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Now to Apr. 14, 2001 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Broadway at Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 956-1819 or visit the web site at www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’

Bayside YMCA, pre-school , ages 2 to 3 and after-school programs, kindergarten through eighth grade, 214-13 35th Ave; 229-5972.

Catalpa YMCA, the YMCA Youth Scholarship Fund and Queens Kiwanis Sports Association "Amazing Give-Away Day!" at Shea Stadium, Mets vs. Brewers; 386-9433.

Central Queens YM/YWHA: Mar. 3, annual Esther Grunblatt lecture; Mar. 6, Apr. 10, 24, May 8, 22, "Images of the Older Adult in Fiction"; Now to Mar. 6, basic computer skills for seniors; Mar. 7, 14, film series of recent British films, pre-registration is advised; Mar. 17, lecture, "Hospitality or Hostility"; Mar. 24, Passover; Apr. 14, lecture, "Citizenship and Exile"; May 19, Shavout; Now to June 17, adult/senior chorale group; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 268-5011.

Cross Island YMCA, Mar, 4, 11, defensive driving course for adults only; Mar. 7, 14, film series of recent British films, pre-registration is advised; Now to Mar. 21, safety training, lifeguard training, CPR training and computer training, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505.

Long Island City YMCA, Now to Apr. 13, non-checking Intramural/Instructional Youth Hockey League, Tuesday/Thursday, instructional baseball/softball clinics, ages 7 to 10; 32-23 Queens Blvd., Thomas Sylvester, 392-7932, ext. 239.

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