2002-03-20 / Community Calendar

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Community Calendar
Community Meetings

Mar. 25, 8 p.m., VFW Whitestone Community Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 746-0540.

Mar. 26, 114th Police Precinct Community Council; Riccardos.

Apr. 3, 8 p.m., Greek American Homeowners Association, 23-49 31st St., Astoria.

Apr. 9, 7:45 p.m. Community Board 9; Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.; 286-2686.

8:30 p.m., Community School District, Board 30; P.S. 212, auditorium, 34-25 82nd St., Jackson Heights; 777-4600.

Apr. 21, 7 p.m., Community Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 786-3335.

Items of Community Interest

Mar. 26, NYS Youthbuild Coalition travels to Albany, call Bonnie Landi in Westchester (845) 338-6955.

Mar. 26, American Business Associates, Queens Council-Business to Business Networking; Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights; (866) 223-0302.

Mar. 26, New York Hospital Queens multilingual lectures on "Pregnancy and Caring for a New Baby"; 321-8166 or 670-1065.

Mar. 26, LaGuardia Community College adult and continuing education program hosts an open house, Center III Building, 29-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City; 482-7244.

Mar. 27, 30, 31, Italics the Italian American magazine presents "Women and Work Program" at Queens College; (212) 642-2094.

Mar. 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. 29, Neighborhood Housing Services of Northern Queens grants available to block and civic associations, contact Gladys Beague, 457-1017.

Apr. 9, Bayside Power Squadron boat smart course; Williamsburg Yacht Club, College Point; 224-2124.

Apr. 10, Flushing Jewish Community Council parenting support group; Temple Israel, 188-15 McLaughlin Ave., Holliswood; 461-6393.

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.

Apr. 29, NYPD and Patrol Borough Queens North Crime Prevention Unit graffiti forum; Queens Theatre In The Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 520-1684.

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.

Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Apr. 17, more flower plantings; May 15, "English Garden Home" garden club members only; June 19, tour private gardens; 651-7745.

Queensborough Community College

Mar. 21, presidential lecture series "On Reading and Hearing Poetry"; 621-6327; 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. 22, communications law conference "Are New Media Really Replacing Old Media?", school of 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.

Vietnam Veterans

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

Arts & Entertainment

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

Mar. 23, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Mar. 21, Open Mic Night; Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328.

Mar. 23, Saturday dances; Mar. 24, Sunday dances with instruction; Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association country and western dances; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 763-4328.

Apr. 7, Italian Charities of America presents "An Afternoon’s Delight" with female impersonators, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Now to Apr. 8, Flushing Art League of Queens "Flushing Artists Exhibit 2002" juried show; 380-6414 or www.angelfire.com/realm/fal.

American Museum of the Moving Image

Mar. 22: Moving Image At The DGA, A Pinewood Dialogue With Chris Wedge: "Ice Age"; Mar. 23, "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. 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

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.

Queensborough Community College

Mar. 23, "Mixed Babies" and "A.M.L." one-act plays; Mar. 16, Forough’s "Reflecting Pool"; Mar. 17, "Adventures of Peter Rabbit," "Mixed Babies" and "A.M.L."; 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

Apr. 2, Peter Carey, Apr. 30, Anne Carson and Marie Ponsot.For information, call 997-3670.

Queens Museum of Art

Mar. 22, Film Series: "Lust for Life"; Mar. 22 to July 7, Rom (gypsies) of Ridgewood photographic exhibition; Mar. 23, Demonstration: Watercolor Painting; Mar. 23, 30, guided tour of the Panorama of the City of New York; Mar. 24, Concert: Yale Strom and Hot Pastrami; Mar. 24, 31, family drop-in workshop; 592-9700.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Mar. 23, Immigrant Voices Project: "Melting"; Mar. 30, "Lunatic’s Ball"; Apr. 6, "Taxi to Jannah"; Apr. 20, "The Coffee Trees"; Mar. 30, Independence Community Bank Children’s Series: "The Sword and the Stone" and Apr. 20, "Rumpelstiltskin," Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 760-0686.

Fleas & Fairs & Fundraisers

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. 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.

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.

June 19-22, St. Antonio Abate Society street fair, Ditmars Boulevard between 35th and 38th Streets.

June 23, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition street fair, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues.

July 21, Friends of Community Board 1 street fair, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.

Aug. 1-4, St. Markella street fair, 26th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak trestles.

Aug. 8-11, St. Irene street fair, 23rd Avenue from 35th to 37th Streets and 36th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak overpass.

Aug. 15-18, Borgetto Cultural Association street fair, Steinway Street between 25th and 28th Avenues.

Sept. 2, 30th Avenue Business Association street fair, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.

Sept. 7, Dutch Kills Civic Association street fair, 36th Avenue between 29th and 35th Streets.

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

"You’ve Gotta Have Park"

Mar. 23, Forest Parks Spring Fever Festival, Easter egg hunt, barbecue, doggie contest, pet adoptions and more; Jackson Pond, Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South; (877) 694-9111; adult Salsa dance lessons at Oak Ridge in Forest Park, reservations required, call 235-0815.

Mar. 30, Crocheron Park Easter Eggstravaganza, 214th Place and 33rd Avenue, Bayside; 520-5918.

Mar. 30, Queens County Farm Museum barnyard Easter egg hunt; Apr. 2, 3, 4, children’s spring workshops, ages 6 to 12, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 347-FARM.

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Apr. 28, art and treasures auction evening; 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. 23, Plant Propagation; Mar. 19-May 7, Master Composter Certification; Mar. 24, Vivacious Veggies; Mar. 30, Persimmons and Pomegranates;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.


Flushing Art League of Queens/Queens Historical Society, Now to Apr. 7, Flushing Artists opening reception; Apr. 11 to May 12, New Horizons of 2002 opening reception, May 16 to June 2, Summer Inspiration opening reception, for information call 380-6414.

Greater Astoria Historical Society, March, "The Motor Parkway"; 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City; 278-0700, www.astorialic.org.

Queens Historical Society, Apr. 7, St. George’s Episcopal Church 300th Anniversary kick-off tour; Apr. 20, Newtown’s Origins; May 4, 5, Queens Heritage Fair 2002; 939-0647, ext. 17.

Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’

Bayside YMCA, pre-school, ages 2 to 3 and after-school programs, kindergarten through eighth grade; registration for summer camps ages 2 to 13; Mar. 28 to Apr. 5, holiday camp spring recess; Apr. 13, healthy kids day, 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.

Cross Island YMCA, Mar. 28 to Apr. 5., American Red Cross Instructor Candidate Training and Water Safety Instructor training; 479-0505.

Central Queens YM/YWHA: Mar. 22, free, Passover Toddler workshop to be held at Barnes & Noble in Forest Hills; Mar. 24, Passover; Apr. 7 through June 9, children’s instructional baseball league; Apr. 10, 24,, film series of recent British films, pre-registration is advised;Apr. 14, lecture, "Citizenship and Exile" and 20th anniversary of the Central Queens Y "Judaism and Islam..."; May 8, 22, "Images of the Older Adult in Fiction"; May 19, Shavout; Now to June 17, adult/senior chorale group; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 268-5011.

Flushing YMCA, Mar. 22, family bingo night; Mar. 28 to Apr. 5, holiday camp; Apr. 13, healthy kids day 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 961-6880

Long Island City YMCA, Apr. 6, 7, 8, softball week-end/week-night leagues; Apr. 7, men’s baseball league; Apr. 8, rink soccer league; Apr. 13, non-checking Intramural/Instructional Youth Hockey League, Tuesday/Thursday, instructional baseball/softball clinics, ages 7 to 10; Apr. 15, adult stickball leagues; 32-23 Queens Blvd., Thomas Sylvester, 392-7932, ext. 239.

YMCA Summer Camps, Catalpa Y, 821-6271; Cross Island Y, 479-0505; Flushing/Bayside Y, 961-6880; Jamaica Y, 739-6600; Long Island City Y, 392-7932.

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