2002-10-02 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings

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

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

Oct. 8, noon, AARP North Flushing Chapter 4158; Church-on-the-Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing.

12:30 p.m., Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce; Dazie’s, 39-41 Queens Blvd.; 609-2022.

Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Maspeth Republican Club; Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave.

Oct. 10, 1 p.m., National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1871; Catholic War Veterans Hall, 45-06 30th Ave.; 932-0661.

Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans Kew Forest-Woodside-Irwin Loitz Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; AX 7-7711.

Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents Association; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Street and Juniper Valley Road; 894-4114.

Oct. 16, 11 a.m., AARP Chapter 991; Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St.; 457-4799.

Oct. 17, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees; Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Formal Conference Room, Jamaica; 990-0700.

Items of Community Interest

Oct. 4, North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills workshops for the elderly "Beyond 9/11: Improving Our Quality of Life," 102-01 66th Rd.; 459-0188.

Oct. 5, 109th Police Precinct/Councilmember Tony Avella, VIN etching; Waldbaum’s, 20th Avenue and 132nd Street, College Point; 747-2137.

Oct. 6, National Kidney Foundation walk to help fight kidney disease; (800) 622-9010 or www.nkfofgreaterny.org.

Oct. 7, LaGuardia Community College free academic and vocational training registration; 482-5349; Oct. 13, free after-school program for high school students;482-5344; Oct. 19, course in how to become an income tax preparer; 482-5125.

Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Queens County Overall Economic Development Corporation start-up series breakfast workshops, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213; 263-5046

Oct. 11, Queens Women’s Center conference/job fair "World of Working Women"; LaGuardia-Sheraton East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing; 793-0672.

Oct. 12, Dutch Kills Civic Association Columbus Day parade; Kaufmann–Astoria Studios, 34-1`2 36th St., Long Island City; Oct. 26, trip to Atlantic City; 729-0373.

Oct. 12, Federation of Italian-American Organizations annual Queens Columbus Day Parade; Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th St., Long Island City; 204-2444.

Oct. 15, Poder Latina and the Family Lawyer Foundation free legal clinic, 91-31 Queens Blvd., Suite 522, Elmhurst; 537-7355.

Oct. 19, Fourth annual Fun Walk to benefit St. Mary’s Hospital for Children; Crocheron Park, Bayside; 281-8995.

Oct. 19, The Association for the Advancement of Blind and Retarded dedication of Wellington Hall; 161-06 89th Ave., Jamaica; 321-3800, ext. 252.

Oct. 20, American Cancer Society walk against breast cancer; 263-2225, ext. 27 or queens.strides@cancer.org.

Oct. 22, Forest Hills Community Lodge, forum on Freemasonry; Advance Masonic temple, 21-14 30th Ave., Long Island City; (631) 261-1496.

Oct. 24, North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, lecture "Osteoporosis Medication," 102-01 66th Rd., 8th floor, conference room 4; (516) 465-2500.

To Oct. 25, Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center "Threads of Memory" display of quilts, 222-05 56th Ave., Library Building; 631-6044

Queensborough Community College, Oct. 2, Latinos vs. Italians soccer game; Oct. 6, "The Women at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp" lecture; Oct. 8, 9, information night for prospective students; Oct. 15, "Hispanic Panorama: Voices from Today and Yesterday" library exhibit; Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, "Italy: Our Renaissance Heritage" library exhibit, Oct. 23, "Star Gazing: What’s Up There?";"If I Had Stayed in Saolinka" president’s lecture series; Oct. 25, "Threads of Memory," quilts crafted by Holocaust survivors, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside; 631-6044.

Arts & Entertainment

Oct. 4, Toastmasters International annual Area 54 Humorous Speech and Table Topics contest; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 949-2429.

Oct. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, Theatre Time Productions presents "Murder Takes the Stage," First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149th St.; 391-8697.

Oct. 5, 19, Italian Charities of America Saturday dances; Oct. 12, Italian Night dance; Oct. 13, 20, Sunday dances with instruction, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 478-3100.

Oct. 7, Queens Council on the Arts, Museum for African Art "Artists’ Rights and New Technology." 36-01 43rd Ave., Long Island City; 647-3377, ext. 17.

Oct. 12, Goliard Concerts, 41st Street and Ditmars Boulevard; 728-8927.

Oct. 26, 27, Long Island City artists’ open studios; 37-06 36th St., 3rd floor; 784-2935.

Oct. 17, 23, 29, Ken Stuart in concert commemorating post-World War II era at Queens Borough Public Libraries, call 896-5845 for locations.

Ongoing, Greater Ridgewood Youth Council is offering free woodcarving lessons to adults; 456-5437.

American Museum of the Moving Image

Film screenings: Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Split Wide Open; Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m., Orphans Of The Storm, 4 p.m., City Lights, 6:30 p.m., The Wild Child; Oct. 6, 2 p.m., The Thief Of Bagdad, 5 p.m., Pollyanna, 6:30 p.m., The Wild Child; Oct. 12, 2 p.m., Scarface, 4 p.m., Stagecoach, 6:30 p.m., Beauty And The Beast; Oct. 13, 2 p.m., A Star Is Born, 4:30 p.m., The Four Feathers, 6:30 p.m., Beauty And The Beast; Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Señorita Extraviada (Missing Young Woman); Oct. 19, 2 p.m., Sweet Smell Of Success, 4 p.m., Birdman Of Alcatraz, 6:30 p.m., All That Heaven Allows; Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Night Of The Hunter, 4 p.m., Paths Of Glory, 6:30 p.m., All That Heaven Allows, 7 p.m., The Truth About Charlie; Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Musa The Warrior; Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Persona, 3 p.m., Hollywood Independents: A History Of United Artists, 4:30 p.m., Interiors, 6:30 p.m., The Barefoot Contessa; Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m., The Apartment, 4 p.m., Last Tango In Paris, 6:30 p.m., The Barefoot Contessa, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria; 784-0077 or www.ammi.org.

Astoria Performing Arts Center

Oct. 6, Soujourn Of Style; Nov. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, Gershwin Musical Revue; The Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 31-30 33rd St., Astoria; 278-5925.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts

Oct. 4, tenor sax player David "Fathead" Newman; Oct. 18, jazz pianist Marian McPartland; Nov. 1, percussionist Winard Harper, blues vocalist Carrie Smith; Nov. 15, the Mickey Bass New York Powerhouse Ensemble; Nov. 17, Verdi’s "La Traviata," Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 463-7700, ext. 222.

LaGuardia Community College

Oct. 11, Latin Jazz Night featuring percussionist Renato Thoms; Oct. 25, Singers night featuring vocalist Myrna Lake; Nov. 8, Blues Night featuring guitarist Keith Gamble; Nov. 22, Brass Summit III featuring trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater; Little Theater on Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 482-5151.


Oct. 7 to Dec. 1, Projects 77: Billboards; Oct. 11 to Nov. 15, Friday night at the movies; Oct. 17 to Jan 6, 2003, Drawing Now: Eight Propositions; Oct. 19 to Dec. 21, family programs; now to Dec. 5, after school hours, 33rd Street at Queens Boulevard, Long Island City; (212) 708-9431.

Queensborough Community College

Oct. 12, "Golda," QCC Theater, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 631-6044.

Queens College

Oct. 3, faculty jazz concert; Oct.7, "Bach" lecture; Oct. 9, BMus voice students recital; Oct. 10, Long Island Composers’ Alliance, MA performance recital; Oct. 11, Queens Philharmonic Orchestra; Oct. 16, Joel Mandelbaum’s 70th birthday extravaganza; Oct. 17, guest recital; Oct. 20, piano concert; Oct. 23, QC orchestra; Oct. 24, QC jazz ensemble, MA performance recital; Oct. 28, alumnae recital; Oct. 30, guest recital; Oct. 31, student chamber recital, violin recital; QC Aaron Copland School of Music, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Queens Museum of Art

Oct. 12, The Latin-Jazz Coalition; To Nov. 3, Queens International multicultural art exhibit; Call and Response: A Collaboration between P.S. 144 and QMA; 592-9700.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Oct. 19, Haunted Waters walking tour and Halloween harvest festival; 956-1819.

Breakfasts, Lunches,

Dinners, Dances

Oct. 8, Chamber of Commerce, Borough of Queens, 20th Annual Business Expo & Luncheon; Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 898-8500.

Oct. 17, Empire State Home Care Services evening of champagne tasting; MoMA QNS, 33rd Street at Queens Boulevard, Long Island City; 923-7163.

Oct. 24, Catholic Charities, Queensboro Council for Social Welfare 80th Annual Awards luncheon; Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 722-6215.

Nov. 16, Woodside On The Move, 25th year of service to the community, dinner dance; Knights of Columbus Hall, 49-18 Queens Blvd., Woodside; 476-8449.


Oct. 5, Forest Hills H.S. class of 1962 reunion at Forest Hills H.S.; (516) 944-6596.

Oct. 6, P.S. 25 "Blast From The Past"; Leonard’s of Great Neck; 591-2560.

Nov. 28, Most Precious Blood Class of 1978 reunion, contact Lisa Ficarotta-Zupcich, (800) 746-6422 (access code 44) or www.mpb78.jimsabo.com/index.html.

Summer, 2003, Our Lady of Sorrows School, Corona is looking for past graduates/alumni. Forward your current (and maiden) name, address, phone number, e-mail address and year of graduation to OLS c/o Sharkey (Figalora), 320 Jordan Rd., New Milford, NJ 07646.

School Spirit

Nov. 2, Fifth Annual Citywide Parent Conference; Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, 811 Seventh Ave., New York; (212) 598-9205, registration required.

Fleas & Fairs & Fundraisers

Oct. 10 to 13, annual Greek festival, 196-10 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

Oct. 5, Historic Jackson Heights annual fall flea market at the Towers Coop; 80th Street and 34th Avenue; 639-0581.

Oct. 6, St. Raphael’s School Home-School Association flea market, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City.

Oct. 7, Steinway Child and Family Services cocktail party celebrating 30 years of community service; Cavo Bar and Lounge, Astoria; 389-5100, ext. 116.

Oct. 13, Ravenswood Lions Club International fall luncheon and fashion show fundraiser; Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 726-5212.

Oct. 20, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s 22nd Annual Street Festival, Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard; 805-0202.

Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Woman’s Club of Malba annual rummage sale, 30 Center Drive, Malba 746-9784.

"You’ve Gotta Have Park"

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Oct. 5, Little Neck Bay walk; Alley Creek cleanup in celebration of National Estuaries Day; now to Oct. 8, APEC’s bird seed sale program; Oct. 19, Jamaica Bay bird walk. Fall programs for kids: to Oct. 26, Toddler Time, Fledglings, Sunny Bunnies, Nature Club, Junior Nature Kids, Wee Sprouts, Itsy Bitsy Spiders, ages 18 months to seven years old, fees vary pre-registration necessary, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 229-4000 or www.alleypond.com.

DeMarco Park

Oct. 6, Astoria Jazz Band; Oct. 13, Carol Sudhalter Sextet, Shore Boulevard from Ditmars Boulevard to 20th Avenue, Astoria; 278-5331.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Oct. 3, 10, 12, 17, citizen tree pruner course; Olmstead Center, Training Room N; (212) 227-1887, www.treesny.com, scholarships are available.

Forest Park

Oct. 11, candlelight vigil honoring September 11, 2001; 235-4100; Oct. 12, "Wildman" Steve Brill Wild Food and Ecology Tour, four-hour walking tour, Union Turnpike and Park Lane in Kew Gardens; (914) 835-2153; Oct. 27, Halloween Happening; 235-4100.

Queens Botanical Garden

Visit the plant shop, plan a wedding, get plant care information or participate in programs from arts and crafts to concerts: Oct. 5, backyard composting; Oct. 8, 15, flower creations for all occasions; Oct. 19, Picture Perfect; Oct. 22, wedding flowers; Oct. 26, 27, Everything Green Must Go!; Oct. 27, pumpkin patch; Oct. 29, fall pruning workshop; Oct. 31, haunted garden; 886-3800 or www.queensbotanical.org.

Queens County Farm Museum

Oct. 6, annual apple festival; Oct. 26, 27, 31, Halloween Haunted House; Oct. 27, children’s fall festival, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 347-FARM.

Queens Zoo

Oct. 12, 13, fall foliage festival, tree treks, leaf art, bird treats, forest fables; Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; 271-1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com.

Urban Rangers

Alley Pond Park: Oct. 5, search for nocturnal animals, Alley Pond Nature Center, Winchester Boulevard; 846-2731.

Forest Park: Oct. 6, afternoon of woodland restoration; Oct. 11, candlelight vigil in memory of the World Trade Center disaster; Oct. 13, tree identification; Oct. 20, Twin Fields Kettle Pond preview tour, Forest Park Nature Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive; 846-2731.

Kissena Park: Oct. 12, learn about the fascinating history and features of many of the rarest trees in New York City at the Historic Grove, Parsons Boulevard and Rose Street; 846-2731.


Adventure on a Shoestring, Oct. 5, snacks-and-sights safari of Astoria, meet at southwest corner of 31st Street and 30th Avenue; (212) 265-2663.

Greater Astoria Historical Society, Oct.7, special lecture entitled "Ronzoni, Sono Buoni"; Quinn’s Gallery, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City; 278-0700.

King Manor Museum, Oct. 19, talk and tour Prospect Cemetery; Oct. 26, archaeology lecture "Digging Up the Past: Archaeology of New York City; Oct. 27, demonstration on how to make wampum beads; guided tours are available on Thursdays and Fridays; 206-0545.

Queens Historical Society, Oct. 6, Flushing Freedom Mile historical walking tour in Chinese; Flushing Mall, 133-31 39th Ave; 939-0647, ext. 17; Oct. 13, Late 20th century music for flute and guitar concert; Weeping Beech Park, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 939-0647, ext. 18; Oct. 20, Queens Diners, Yesterday and Today; Flushing Library, auditorium, 41-17 Main St.; 939-0647, ext. 17;

Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’

Central Queens YM & YWHA, starting Oct. 4, learn card games; Oct. 6 (raindate Oct. 20), outdoor flea market; Oct. 7, join a musical group; Oct. 12-14, Israeli vendor fair; Oct. 28, "Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life; Oct. 29, book signing and lecture "Jewish Tales of Holy Women," 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 268-5011.

Cross Island Y, Oct. 5, white elephant sale to benefit Barracuda Swim Team; Oct. 26, annual Hallowfest, Halloween Walk Through; Oct. 28, free workshop on Halloween safety; to Nov. 9, soccer club, kindergarten through sixth grade, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505.

Flushing YMCA Beacon Center 194, 154-60 17th Ave., Whitestone; 747-3644.

Long Island City Y, Oct. 5, Table Hockey Tournament; Oct 19, Chess Tournament; 32-23 Queens Blvd., Long Island City; 392-7932, ext. 239; e-mail, lleagues@ymcanyc.org.

The Corner Library

Hispanic heritage month: Oct. 5, an afternoon of Latin American songs, Flushing Library, 661-1200; Oct. 5. An afternoon of music from the Andes, Broadway Branch, 721-2462; Oct. 7, Wauki-Music of the Andes concert, Central Library, 990-0858; Oct. 15, "From Burgh to Borough: Queens Enters the 20th Century" photographic exhibition, Main Library, 990-0817; Oct. 19, Latin American Festival, Langston Hughes Branch, 651-1100.


Catholic Charities Community Center, adult basic education classes, minimum 20 years old with the ability to speak, read and write some English, 23-40 Astoria Blvd.; 726-9790.

Catholic Migration Office, immigration legal assistance, 51-27 Queens Blvd., Woodside; 651-5490.

Cross Island YMCA, employment opportunities for lifeguards, part-time positions for adults 18+; 479-0505.

Kew Gardens Community Center, Italian on Monday, Spanish on Wednesday; 268-5960.

New York City Rent Guidelines Board, tenant or landlord answers to housing questions available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (212) 385-2934; e-mail ask@housingnyc.com or www.housingnyc.com.

SelfHelp, weekly classes for seniors, Yoga, Tai Chi, line dancing, current events/history discussions, bridge, movie day, 60-10 Queens Blvd.; 458-8579.

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