2005-08-31 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events


Sep. 11, 9 a.m., Latin Mass in remembrance of firefighters and police, Chapel, St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village; 631-423-0483, ext. 146.

Sep. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., New York Aquarium/Maimonides Medical Center blood drive in observance of the fourth anniversary of 9/11, Education Hall, West 8th Street and Surf Avenue,Coney Island; 718-265-FISH.

Sep. 11, 1 p.m., Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring Morris Schaefer Branch and Queens Jewish Community Council 4th Anniversary 9/11 Commemoration, Rego Park Jewish Council, 97-30 Queens Blvd. at 64th Road, admission: $2 adults, $1 youths under 18; 212-889-6800 ext. 319 or rzuckerman@circle.org.

Sep. 11, 7 p.m., Candlelight Ceremony, Remsen Memorial Park, Alderton Street and Trotting Course Lane; 718-520-8623 or 718-997-7014.

Sep. 11, 7:30 p.m., Astoria Symphony 9/11 Memorial Concert, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43-19 30th Ave., Astoria.

Sep. 12, 7 p.m., United Community Civic Association/Port Authority of NY & NJ, annual candlelighting ceremony; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and Grand Central Service Road, Astoria Heights.

Sep. 18, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start, Cross Island YMCA Tolerance & Harmony 5K Walk/Run dedicated to those lost on 9/11, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 718-551-9337.

•Check with your local Houses of Worship for 9/11 Memorial services.

Community Meetings


Sep. 12, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl.; 718-894-4114.


Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Republican; Trinity Lutheran Church, downstairs, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village.

Sep. 22, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Aurora Concepts, Parsons Boulevard north of Union Turnpike; 718-591-0100.

Community Boards

Sep. 6, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field Post #150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718-760-3141.

Sep. 6, 7:30 p.m., Board 11; M.S. 158, 46-35 Oceania St., Bayside; 718-225-1054.

Sep. 8, 7 p.m., Board 2, Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd floor, Sunnyside; 718-533-8773.

Sep. 12, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718-359-2800.

Sep. 18, Oct. 11, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Board 8; location to be determined; 718-264-7895.

Community Councils

Sep. 27, 8 p.m. sharp, 108th Precinct, Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd floor, Sunnyside.


Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 8 p.m., Elmhurst-Jackson Heights Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst; 718-429-9298.

Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jackson Heights Beautification Club Garden Club; Community Church, 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights.

Arts & Entertainment

Museum of the Moving Image

Aug. 31. The Thing, About My Folks; to Jan. 15, 2006, GUMBY! 50th Anniversary, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Noguchi Museum

Sep. 11, “Second Sundays” lecture and tour of sculpture garden, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 718-204-7088.

Queens Botanical Garden

Sep. 1, Astoria Big Band Concert, 7 p.m., 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Queens College

•Auditions, Choral Society, Aaron Copland School of Music, rehearsals begin Sep. 7 ; 718-997-3818 or e-mail musicdirector@qccsny.org.

Queensborough Community College

•Auditions, Queensborough Orchestra, Sep. 8, 7 p.m.Humanities Building rehearsal room; to schedule, call Prof. Jeffrey Hest; 718-281-5026. Rehearsals begin Sep. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Sep. 18, “Catskills on Broadway,: “On Austrian Soil…”; to Sep. 30, Artists and Patrons in Traditional African Cultures; to Dec. 31, An American Odyssey; African Art and the Khabouris Codex Exhibits: 1945-1980; ongoing, Wednesdays/Thursdays, The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York & Armenia Cultural Education Resource Center Gallery, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.

Queens Museum of Art

To Oct. 9, Down the Garden Path:The Artists’ Garden After Modernism, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 718-592-9700.


Aug. 31, Queens Jewish Community Council “Jewish Music Under the Stars”; MacDonald Park, Queens/Yellowstone Boulevards and 70th Road.

Aug. 31 to Sep. 4, Sep. 7-11, 14-16, Queens’ Players present “Cyrano de Bergerac”; The Creek Theater, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 347-724-4056, reservations recommended.

Sep. 2, Viviana Grell presents a “Rock & Roll Dance Party” for singles over 40 ; Spark Cafe, 161 W. 22nd, Manhattan; 917-292-2683.

To Sep. 3, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Summer Celebration 2005, family-friendly music, food, art-making projects and live performances., in the courtyard; Saturdays at dusk thru Labor Day, James Turrell’s “Meeting,” 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.

Sep. 10, 24, Italian Charities of America Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

To Sep. 10, Noguchi Museum Gallery Exhibition and Installation; Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City; 718-204-7088.

To Sep. 15, The Lobby Gallery of the Durst Organization “Vignettes from the Queens Project: A Photographic Exhibition”, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan.

Sep. 30, Killing Kompany Murder Mystery Dinner Shows “Desperate Housewives, Desperate Killers!”; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718-721-7777.

To Sep. 30, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Seven Artists Photography Exhibit “Traveling Light”, 74th and Broadway.

•AQA Gallery “Got Art?” Painting and Drawing Workshops, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-520-9842.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dances

Sep. 19, Queens Economic Development Corporation Queens Restaurant Week celebrating the 1964 New York World’s Fair. For information, visit www.discoverqueens.info.

Oct. 20, John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens Dinner Dance; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-591-0100.

Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Sep. 5, 30th Avenue Business Association, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets.

Sep. 10, Alley Pond Environmental Center Penny Social Fund Raiser “Holidays in August”, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Sep. 17, Italian Charities of America Flea Market, refreshments will be available, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Sep. 18, Holy Martyrs Armenian Church Street Festival, Oceania Street and Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, rain or shine; 718-225-0235.

Sep. 25, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals, Broadway and Crescent to 47th Street.

Oct. 16, Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation 25th Annual “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2005”, Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard, pony rides, games, food, entertainment; 718-805-0202.


Sep. 14, New York Department for the Aging “Senior Stroll 2005. For information or to register, call 212-442-1399.

Sep. 15, Us Too! New York Prostate Cancer Survivor Support and Educational Group; New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 E. 68th St., Manhattan; 212-946-1494.

Sep. 18, Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens 2nd Annual Hon. Gloria D’Amico Fun/Run Walk; Astoria Park Track; 718-728-0946.

Sep. 23, Hispanic AIDS Forum Fourth Annual Queens Health Fair; Woodside Memorial Park, Woodside Avenue; 718-803-2766.

Sep. 27, North Shore LIJ Brain Injury Caregiver Roundtable; North Shore LIJ Stern Family Center, 125 Community Dr., Great Neck; 516-562-8031.


Sep. 4, Central Queens Historical Society Fall Walking Tours, “Downtown Forest Hills”; Sep. 11, “Forest Hills Gardens I”; Sep. 18, Forest Hills Gardens II; Sep. 25, “Downtown Richmond Hill”; contact Jeff Gottlieb, 718-896-4416 or 917-376-4496.

Sep. 11, Queens Historical Society Queensboro Bridge and Long Island City Waterfront Walk, 2 p.m.;718-939-0467.

Sep. 12, Greater Astoria Historical Society Book Signing, Images of America--The East River; 718-278-0700.

Sep. 17, Richmond Hill Historical Society Maple Grove Cemetery Walking Tour; 718-847-6070.

Ongoing, Greater Astoria Historical Society, “Astoria’s Greatest Generation: World War II + 60 Years; Quinn’s Funeral Home, Astoria; 718-278-2437.

Items of Community Interest.

Sep. 10, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens ESL, Citizenship Training, seating is limited, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718-204-2444.

Sep. 10, 13, 14, Italian Charities of America Italian Language Classes for adults and children, fee charged, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718-478-3100.

Sep. 13, 20, Selfhelp Austin Street ESL classes, advance registration required, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718-520-8197.

Sep. 14, Pomonok Neighborhood Senior Center trip to Mighty M. Gaming, Monticello Race Track, Monticello, New York; 718-591-3377.

Sep. 17, 24, HANAC and HPD free certification courses, Lead Safe Work Practices; Sep. 19, 26, Local Law 1; Sep. 20, 27, Lead Awareness Visual Inspection; Sep. 21, 28, Environmental Health & Safety; P.S. 19, 98-02 Roosevelt Ave., Corona; 718-267-9876 or 718-802-4578.

To Dec. 31, Queensborough Community College “Tempted, Misled, Slaughtered…”; 718-281-5770.


Ongoing, Dream interpretation, first Sunday of every month, Ozone Park, www.dreams.meetup.com/126, 917-972-4866.

Ongoing, Forty Plus of New York; Resume assistance Orientation and Tour, fee charged, 212-947-4230.

Ongoing , New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training programs, call your local community board to sign up.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Sep. 11, 18, Down By The Bay; Sep. 10 (raindate Sep. 11), Outdoor Vendor Yard Sale; Sep. 11, 18, 25, Crawling Critters; Sep. 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, Sunny Bunnies; Sep. 17, An Evening With the Stars, Astronomy Program; Sep. 18, Pumpkin Sketch in 3D, Painting on Canvas; Sep. 22, 29, Conservation Club; Sep. 24, National Estuaries Day Festival, APEC Square Dance; ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Forest Park

Sep. 3, Birds of Prey Day, “Wildman” Steve Brill Ecology Tour; go to www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311.

Queens Botanical Garden

Sep. 17, Poetry Among the Flowers: Queens Meets Asia, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Queens County Farm Museum

Sep. 18, 24th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-FARM.

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