2009-12-09 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary
Holiday Toy, Clothing, Food Drives

Dec. 17 deadline, Assemblymember Ann- Margaret Carrozza’s 13th annual toy drive to help Queens families, call 718.57.3588 for information.

To Dec. 31, New York Cares “Winter Wishes for Kids and Families”, “20th New York Cares Annual Coat Drive”; go to www.nycares.org or call the Holiday Grapevine, 212.228.5000. Chanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa

Dec. 13, 19, Flushing Town Hall, A Christmas Celebration: “The Nutcracker”;

Dec. 20, A Kwanzaa Celebration: Bakithi Kumalo, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700, x. 222.

Dec. 13, Bayside Hills Civic Association, Holiday Lighting, Bell Boulevard/51st Avenue, Bayside.

Dec. 13, 1-5 p.m., Queens Historical Society, Historic Holiday House Tours 2009 @ Flushing Town Hall, Friends Meeting House, Kingsland Homestead, Lewis H. Latimer House & Voelker Orth Museum, call for information; 718939.0647, x. 17.

Dec. 14, Oratorio Society of New York, Handel’s Messiah; Carnegie Hall; 212.400.7255.

Dec. 15, Forest Hills Senior/Community Center, Christmas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa Party, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010.

Dec. 16, 1:30-3 p.m., St. Albans VA, Veterans Christmas Party, 2nd Floor, 179th Street & Linden Boulevard; 718.526.1000.

Dec. 16, 112th Precinct Community Council, Holiday party; Russell Sage J.H.S., 68-17

Austin St., Forest Hills; 718.520.1010.

Dec. 19, The Pancyprian Choir, Christmas

with the Pancyprian Family Concert; Church of St. Catherine & George; 718.535.3533.

Dec. 20, Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Holiday Concert, Queensborough C.C. Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.279.3006. Community Meetings Date & time subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Dec. 12, Jan. 9, 2010, Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven- Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven.

Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Dutch Kills Civic; Growing Up Green School (formerly St. Patrick’s School, 39-38 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.

Jan. 26, 2010, Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside. Boards Dec. 14 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Jan. 13, 2010, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, Jun. 9, Sep. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Clubs Jan. 12, 2010, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.

Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates. Community Councils Jan. 26, 2010, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 22, Aug. 3, 8 p.m., 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 718.969-5100. Jan. 26, 2010, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 22, 7 p.m., sharp, 114th Precinct; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.626.9327. Community Education Councils Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Board 24; P.S. 153, 60-02 60th Ln., Maspeth; 718.418.8160.

Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., sharp, District 26, Town Hall, Chancellor Klein; P.S./I.S. 266, 74-10 Commonwealth Blvd., Glen Oaks. Dec. 17, Jan. 28, 2010, Feb. 23, Mar. 24, Apr. 29, May 27, Jun. 17, 7 p.m., sharp, District 26; M.S. 67, Room B44A, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.631.6927. Dec. 17, Jan. 21, 2010, Feb. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, District 30, call for time and place; 718.391.8380. Others Dec. 10, 5:45 p.m., Trustees & Committees Meetings of the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m., Kew Forest Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718.275.1362.

Dec. 14, 28, 8 p.m., Whitestone VFW Post 4787, all welcome, 19-12 149th St.; 718.746.0540.

Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet; B.P.’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates.

Dec. 16, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497

Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m., Borough President Land Use, Borough Hall, B.P’s Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Kew Gardens. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst. Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077: Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700, x. 222: through Jan. 2010, “Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea…”, ticket prices vary,

Long Island Children’s Museum 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; 516.224.6800: to Jan. 3, 2010, KaleidoZone. Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: Dec. 26-Jan. 3, 2010, Holiday Family Fun Moving Pictures Workshop; sto- Motion Animation Workshop, Short Films from Pixar; ongoing, “Behind the Screen”; daily, “The Red Balloon”. Queensborough C.C. Performing Arts Center 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6311: Dec. 10, Children’s Orchestra Society 41st Annual Winter Concert; Dec. 12, Queensborough Chorus/Gospel Chorus.

Queens College Located on Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, for information and tickets, call 718.793.8080: Dec. 10, Faculty recital, An Evening of Choral Music; Dec. 13, Ki-Sui-An Shakuhachi Dojo; Dec. 15, N-E-W Trio; Dec. 19, QC Choral Society 69th Annual Winter Concert @ Colden Auditorium; to Dec. 19, "Common Ground", Berlin Before, During, and After the Wall” exhibition of paintings, drawings & prints; to Dec. 23, The Human Form in Wire Drawings/Paper Mixed Media

Queens Museum of Art Ongoing, tours, permanent collections,

World’s Fair Panorama of the City of New York; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, New York City Building, program information, 718.592.9700.

Queens Theatre in the Park Most events in Flushing Meadows –Corona Park; venues & ticket prices vary, call 718.760.0064 for information: Dec. 10, 12- 13, Rosa Loses Her Face; Dec. 19-20, Paul Taylor Dance Company; to Dec. 20, Immigrants’ Theatre Project, Sweet Karma; to Dec. 26, The News in Revue, Santa Meets The Wicked wizard; Dec. 29-30, “The Nutcracker”. Others Dec 10-13, 16-20, Jan 1-3, 6-9, 2010, , The Secret Theatre, "Titus Andronicus"; to Dec. 12, 16-19, 20, Jan. 1-3, 2010, “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722.www.secrettheatre.com.

Dec. 12, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Gunsmoke Christmas Dance, $12 p.m.; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328. Dec. 12, P.S. 1, Wayne Hodge & Daniel Perlin; to Jan. 4, 2010, Between Spaces; to Apr. 5, 1969, The Silhouette Returns, Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits, ONS-SITE 2: Chitra Ganesh; ongoing, On-site, Free Space, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org, www.moma.org.

Dec. 12, Home Cookin’ Band; Manny’s Restaurant & Bake Shop, 161-18 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.0802.

Dec. 12, Dumpster Tequila, Groundhog Time! Holiday Edition; The Creek, 10-93 Jackson Ave., LIC.

Dec. 11, 12, Green Space Studio, “Take Root”, $15, 37-14 24th St., Suite 301, LIC; 718.956.3037.

To Dec. 13, Universitas Civium Oratino, Tony Vaccaro: A Retrospective,photograph exhibit; The Buzzeo Building Gallery, 31-16 36th St., LIC; 917.734.8964.

Dec. 19, Bella Italia Mia, “The Italian American Dramatic & Operatic Connection”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

To Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., The Pancyprian Choir, Christmas with the Pancyprian, $20, Church of St. Catherine and George, 33rd Street and Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; 718-535- 3533.

Jan. 17-30, 2010, Bayside Historical Society seeks artists to exhibit artwork in their 9th annual juried art show; 718.352.1548.

To Feb. 13, 2010, Queens Council on the Arts, High School to Arts School; 718.647.3377. To Mar. 7, 2010, Socrates Sculpture Park, 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship ’09 (EAF09) Exhibit; Saturdays, Sculpture Drop-in Workshops, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC: 718.956.1819.

To Apr. 15, 2010, Long Island City Artists 4- person Show; Riverview Restaurant, 2-01 50th Ave., LIC; 718.392.5000. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, “Comedyland”, free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. •Fri. nights, Las Margaritas, jazz gigs, 83-22 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.205.1705.

•Sat., watercolor art workshop, $20 per class, The Castle @Fort Totten Park; 718.352.1548. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner- Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Dec. 10, The Brandeis Association, Holiday Celebration Benefits Forestdale, Inc. nonprofit foster care, $10 donation or new unwrapped toys at the door, $65; Floral Terrace, 250 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 222.brandeisassociation.org.

Dec. 12, Italian Charities of America, Flea Market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Ongoing, Loving Touch Animal Rescue, adopt a pet, 718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425. Health

Dec. 11, American Italian Cancer Foundation & coordinated by the various Bar Associations of Queens, no-cost mammograms, appointment only; Queens County Civil Court, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica; 800.453.8378, x. 1.

Mount Sinai Queens Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointment is required, call 718-267- 4333 for information: Dec. 16, Uninsured? Underinsured?…; Dec. 17, Tips For Keeping Safe At Home.

Other Services •Al-Anon: Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, 718.728.5182; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, 718.335.7379; Steinway Reform Church, 21- 64 41st St., Astoria, 718.728.2948. Call for information.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, women only, Fridays; Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032.

Mammograms, Mondays, Community Healthcare Network’s Helen B. Atkinson Health Center, 81 W. 115th St., Manhattan; 212.360.2565. •Overeaters Anonymous, Fridays; Unity Center of Flushing, 42-11 155th St., Flushing. •The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York, health coverage Web site, go to www.NYConsumerHealth.org.

Sakhi for South Asian Women support group meetings, weeekends; for information call 212.714.9153, x. 108. •SMART Recovery; Long Island Consultation Center to overcome all types of addictive behavior, Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212.631.1198.

F•E•G•S Health & Human Services, Partners in Caring bereavement/older adult spousal loss, 97-45 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, 718.896.9090, x. 243. Historicals

Dec. 18, Greater Astoria Historical Society, video presentation of & discussion on Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware River, Pearl Harbor, Battle of the Bulge, 35- 20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria; 718.278.0700.

To 2010, Bayside Historical Society, “Bayside Life: On the Edge of Modernity”, $5 suggested donation, parking by reservation only; •Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest

To Dec. 17, AES Gallery, Modern Art Foundry, RT Restorations, "In Time For The Holidays", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.249.9359. •1st, 3rd, 5th Sat., Queens Best Toastmasters Club, public speaking/communication, free; Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway; 718.457.8390. •1st, 3rd Sat., Elmhurst Hospital, public speaking classes, free; call Mark, 718.457.8390.

•Sundays, Animal Center of Queens, adopt a homeless dog, or puppy, cat or kitten, nonprofit, no-kill organization, 89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park; 718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com. •Forty Plus of New York orientation/tour, 470 Seventh Ave., Manhattan; 212.947.4230. Library Highlights There are many free events available at the Queens libraries for adults, teens, “tweens” and kids. For program information, call 718.990.0700. Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to pre-teens to adults, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, fees vary, pre-registration advised, dates & times may change; for program information, 718.229.4000:

Dec. 12, Hikes to Highlight Daily, APEC’s Gift Shop purchases benefit APEC

Queens Botanical Garden Lovely any time of the year the grounds at the gardens offers peace and tranquility, volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718.886- 3800:

Queens County Farm Museum Enjoy getting outside and take a walk around the grounds at the farm, 75-30 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.3276. Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53- 51 111th St., Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Senior Center Activities Meet & greet, play games, learn another language, take advantage of support, counseling & respite services, training, education & assistance, health seminars & programs, dancing, entertainment & much more—all available at your local center. Get involved with your community, volunteer your talents and call the center nearest you for program information. Dated events are listed under the center where held. Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.0300.

Bayside S.C., 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside.

Central Queens YM/YWCA S.C., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011:

Dec. 10, An Afternoon of Classical Music

Dec. 11, 18, Historian Marilyn Kaufman

Dec. 14, “The Third Reich Comes to Long Island”

Dec. 15, Get The Most Out Of Your Relationships

Dec. 17. Chanukkah Bash & string ensemble

Dec. 21, Dierdre Donovan’s Broadway Music

Dec. 22, Prison Problems in the USA…

Dec. 22, Climate Change & Sustainability…

Dec. 30, Simcha Party & New Year’s Extravaganza 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:

Dec. 19, Holiday Fair/Flea Market Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older Adults, 212.402.1127. Queens Community House: QCH: Forest Hills Senior/Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010:
Dec. 11, Holiday Gift Giving Sale
Dec. 14, “Gilded Age”
Dec. 16, Food Safety Lecture
Dec. 17, Eating Healthy During
Dec. 18, “Precious”

QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960.

QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377.

Rego Park S.C., 93-29 Queens Blvd, 718.896.8511: Dec. 6, “Jellyfish” Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000. Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center, 106- 06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718.520.8197.

Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal S.C., 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549.

Steinway S.C., 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472: Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173.

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