tems accepted for the Community Calendar must be
no later than Thursday for inclusion in the following Thursday’s paper.
The item must be typed, from a non-profit organization, open to the
public and either free or a nominal charge and be one üaragraph in
length. Due to the enormous requests for free calendar listings, we
cannot include every event submitted. Events where merchandise is sold
or auctioned, such as flea markets, are not acceptable for the free
calendar listing. Listings must be mailed weekly to: The Queens
Chronicle, P.O. Box 74-7769, Rego Park, N.Y. 11374-7769.
Theatre in the Park announces the art exhibition, Time and Place,
featuring the abstract paintings of Elizabeth Castagna and Suejin Jo
now through May 23 in the Main and Studio Galleries.
College Art Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing in the Benjamin S.
Rosenthal Library, presents Art Libraries Society of North America
Members’ Exhibition now through July 15. Hours are Monday-Thursday,
9am-8pm; Friday, 9am-5pm (until May 27, then call for summer hours;
closed weekends and holidays).
NAL’s 74 annual open
exhibition will run now through June 4 at National Art League, 44-21
Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday
and Saturday from 1:30-4pm.
St. John’s University
presents its annual Student Art Exhibition now through Aug. 8, at
Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica.
Call for hours at 718-990-7476.
Voices of Queens is holding auditions for singers ages 10-17 and
consisting of two choirs that perform classics of the treble repertoire
as well as a variety of music from around the world. Audition dates
are, Sunday, May 16, 1-4pm; Tuesday, May 18, 5-8pm; Tuesday, June 22,
5-8pm; Thursday, June 24, 5-8pm and Tuesday, June 29, 5-8pm. To
schedule an audition, contact the CPSM office at 718-997-3888.
and the Angry Inch,” will be presented by the Drama Society of the QCC
Department of Speech and Theatre Arts, on May 13-15 and May 20-22 at
8pm at the Shadowbox Theatre at Queensborough Community College, in
Bayside. Tickets are $8 general public; $5 senior citizens. For
information, call 718-631-6311.
Community Theatre presents Irving Berlin’s “The Melody Lingers On” at
8pm Friday and Saturday, May 14, 15, 21, 22 and at 2pm Sunday, May 16
at Zion Church Parish Hall, 44 Ave., off Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets $15
($12 seniors, students; $10 children under 12). Call 718-482-3332 for
The Phoenix Players’ production of “The
Clearing” addresses the conflict between England and Ireland during the
1650s. Nine performances are scheduled at the Poppenhusen Institute,
114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Friday and Saturday performances are May
14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8pm. Matinee performances are scheduled for
Saturdays, May 15 and 22 at 3pm. General admission is $12, senior
citizens and students are $8. To reserve tickets, call 516-678-0016.
Outrageous Fortune Company presents two one-act comedies by Christopher
Durang, “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You” and “The Actor’s
Nightmare,” at Queens Theatre in the Park on May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at
8pm and May 16 and 23 at 3pm. Tickets are $20; seniors $18. Call
718-760-0064 or 718-428-2500, ext. 20.
Tickets are now
on sale for the musical revue “Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration,” to be
presented by Theatre on the Bay Community Theatre Group on Saturday,
May 15 at 8:30pm and on Sundays, May 16 and 23 at 3pm at Bay Terrace
Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets are $14 for adults and
$12 for seniors and children. Call 718-428-6363 for reservations.
Community Theatre Group presents the romantic comedy “Crossing
Delancey” on Saturday, May 15 and 22 at 8pm and Sunday, May 16 and 23
at 3pm at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Tickets
are $12. For tickets, call 800-260-6789.
Queens AARP Chapters Chorus presents its Spring Concert on Sunday, May
16 at 3pm at First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54 Ave. and Seabury
“On Broadway: A Musical Salute” will
celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition “Red,
Hot and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals” in Flushing Town Hall,
137-35 Northern Blvd. The show features Broadway veterans and the Frank
Sinatra School of the Arts Chorus on Monday, May 17 at 7pm. Ticekts are
$30; $27 seniors/students. Call 718-463-7700 ext. 222.
of Columbus presents a Doo Wop Show starring Risky Business and an
“Elvis” impersonator on Saturday, May 22 at 7pm at Nativity BVM Church
Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Advance ticket sales only $15. For
tickets, contact Dennis D’Elia at 718-845-3021 after 7pm; Jim Monforte
at 718-925-0944 after 7pm; and Don Curran at 718-843-1046.
Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Pkwy., offers a free creative writing
workshop for adults on Thursday, May 20 from 6-7:50pm. No experience
needed. Come to one or all of the sessions. For information, call
Understand the universe with astronomer
Mark Freilich on Saturday, May 15 at 7:30pm at Alley Pond Environmental
Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 per adult
member, $12 non-member and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout
information packet). Pre-register by calling 718-229-4000.
Eva Haughie will give a class in mixed media painting techniques on
Wednesdays, now through August 25 from 7-10pm at National Art League,
44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Cost is $20 per session. For
information, call C. Marcus at 718-352-9464.
instructional line dancing in St. Bartholomew’s Parochial School
Gymnasium, 44-15 Judge St., Elmhurst is held Fridays at 8:30pm. The
donation of $3 per person is for the restoration of St. Bartholomew’s
Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes on Fridays at
7pm, 98-11 Queens Blvd., Ballet School of Forest Hills, door No. 1.
Jewish Soldier’s: The Untold Story,” will be presented by Bryan Mark
Rigg, professor of History at the American Military University on
Sunday, May 16 at 1pm at the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives,
Room M-136, Queensborough Community College, Bayside. For information
of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, presents a Spring
Fair/Health Fair on Saturday, May 15 from 10am-9pm. Complete dinner
served from 5:30-7:30pm. For information, call 718-847-2649.
Brian McLaughlin is sponsoring a Family Health Fair on Sunday, May 16
from 2-6pm at St. Andrew Avellino Church school cafeteria, 35-50 158
Chayalot chapter of Jewish Women International will hold a meeting on
Sunday, May 16 at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., at
1pm. Eliot Goldberg will entertain with a musical presentation.
Jewish Center Sisterhood, 203-05 32 Ave., presents Around the World
with Jewish Song, featuring singer/songwriter Seth Glass on Monday, May
17 at 7:30pm.
The next meeting of the Queens Mineral
Society will take place on Monday, May 17 at 8pm in Room D235 in the
Science Building on the Queens College campus. It will include the
annual swap and sale of minerals, fossils and books. For information,
call 718-544-5059 or 718-347-6839.
will discuss Social Security on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30pm, support
group for families of the mentally ill at 6pm, at Hillside Hospital’s
Sloman Auditorium, 76 Ave., and 265 St., in Glen Oaks. Free.
songbirds touch down in the diverse habitats of the park on Sunday, May
16 at 9:30am at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Call 718-318-4540.
old clothes, shoes or sneakers for a beach bay cleanup on Sunday, May
16 from 10am-noon along the Joe Michael’s Memorial Trail adjacent to
Little Neck Bay. Pre-registration is required at Alley Pond
Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Call
George J. Ryan JHS Reunion (1954-1990) will be held
on May 15 at 1pm at 64-20 175 St., Fresh Meadows.
Agnes High School, College Point, will hold a reunion for all years on
Sunday, May 16 at noon. Special recognition will be given to
significant anniversaries. Contact Ronnie at 718-353-6276 or
Franklin K. Lane HS Class of ’54 is holding a 50-year
reunion on June 5. For information, call 718-897-0634.
Cleveland High School, Class of ’84 is holding a 20-year reunion on
July 24. Visit the Grover Cleveland Web site at
groverclevelandclassof84.org and sign in.
Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst presents Saturday
dances, May 15 and 29. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and
Joe. Sunday dance with instructions, May 23. Lesson from 3:30-4:30pm
and dancing from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $8 at the door. Lesson and music by
Sal Escott. Call 718-478-3100.
social to benefit hospitalized vets will be held on Friday, May 14 at
7pm. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149 St.,
Whitestone. Admission is $3, children under 12, free.
Flushing Art League of Queens is holding its annual show at Amerasia
Bank, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, now through May 22. Gallery hours are
Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm and Friday-Saturday, noon-2pm.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, presents “Reigning Cats and Dogs!” on
Sunday, May 23 at 3pm at the Queensborough Community College Theatre in
Bayside. Tickets are $20, adults accompanied by children; $10 children
up to age 12. For information, call 718-631-6311.
Community Hospice of Parker Jewish Institute provides free support
groups to those who have recently lost a loved one. The groups are held
at the Hospice office of Parker’s new Community Health Center. Enter
campus at 3000 Lake Success Quadrangle, on Marcus Ave., between
Lakeville Rd. and New Hyde Park Rd. Spouses/Partners meet on Mondays,
7pm Tuesdays, 2:15pm. Adult/Children meet on Mondays, 7pm starting.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Harriet Vogel or Lorraine
Fitzgerald at 516-586-1575 or 718-289-2800.
Violence Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each
month at 10am and on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at
6pm. For information contact Laura Zimmermann at 718-779-1234.
Anonymous meets Fridays, 7pm at North Shore University Hospital in
Forest Hills, 102-01 66 Rd., 8 floor, 52 weeks a year; no exceptions.
Adult Day Care Program offers a socialization program to those who
suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias. The program
is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Support group is offered to caregivers
on Tuesdays at 10:15am. Located at 157-16 65 Ave., Flushing. For
information, call 718-358-3541.
The Tourette Syndrome
Association hosts a support group and counseling program for children
with Tourette Syndrome and their families. It runs Monday through
Friday, with daytime and evening hours available. Appointments are
required. TSA, 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Call 718-224-2999 for
The Partner Abuse Counseling Program at
the Samuel Field YM-YWHA in Little Neck, offers free individual
counseling and support groups to women who have been, or who are
currently in, an abusive relationship. If you or someone you know is a
victim of physical or verbal abuse, call 718-225-6750.
You Need Volunteers? In an attempt to help local non-profit
organizations get needed volunteers, the Queens Chronicle is reaching
out via its Community Calendar. Hospitals, non-profit thrift shops and
local institutions in need of volunteers may send in a notice to the
Queens Chronicle, Community Calendar, PO Box 74-7769, Rego Park, NY
11374, or fax to 718-205-0150. As space permits, volunteer
opportunities will be listed in the calendar.
Queens Health Congress at the Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40
Queens Blvd., Jamaica, needs volunteers to help with a survey on Queens
hospitals. Contact Mike Godino at 718-658-2526 or Teresa Scott at
Selfhelp Alzheimer’s Resource Program is
a social adult day care program for individuals with Alzheimer’s
disease, dementia and other memory impairments in three Queens
locations. To inquire about volunteer opportunities, call Marie-Joseph
Modeste at 718-631-1186 on Mondays and 718-505-4230 on Wednesdays and
St. John’s Queens Hospital in Elmhurst is
recruiting volunteers for its Peri-Operative Guest Relations Volunteer
Program in the Operating Room Department. The volunteers serve as
liaisons between the patients’ families and operating room staff. For
more information, call Luba at 718-558-1198.
of New York has expanded its service area to include new areas of
Queens. It provides services to numerous nursing homes. A significant
part is the volunteer who helps with patient care—visiting, reading,
and aiding patients and their caregivers in a variety of ways. Those
interested must be at least 18 years of age and not have suffered a
significant loss within the past year. A 15-hour training seminar—held
in two parts—is also a requirement. For information, call Angela
Purpura at 718-472-1999.
Urban Impact, a non-profit
organization, is looking for volunteers to assist its English as a
Second Language teachers in Queens. Classes are for West African,
Afghan, Arabic, Indian and Russian students. No previous teaching
experience is necessary. Training is offered. For information, call
Larry Holcomb at 347-393-8037.
SNAP of Eastern Queens,
80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village needs volunteers who can teach
an elementary computer class to seniors. Call Elaine at 718-454-2100
between 8:30am and 4pm, Monday-Friday.
for the Disabled needs volunteers who can read, shop and run errands
for blind persons. Call Alice Crespo at 718-274-5089.
Service Program for Older Adults, a non-profit agency, is recruiting
volunteers for its Respite Program. The program is designed to give a
family caregiver temporary time off from caring for an elderly loved
one who is either mentally or physically frail. Looking for people who
can give a minimum of 1 or 2 hours on either a monthly or weekly basis
at the Saturday Caregiver Center and/or weekday Respite center. Also
seeking people to serve as “in-home friendly visitor.” Call Respite
Volunteers at 718-657-6500, ext. 637.
HELP LINE, a
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services’ program, is a
non-profit telephone service program offering emotional support and
information through a 24-hour suicide, crisis hotline and an outbound
telephone support program, called CheeRing. HELP LINE needs volunteers.
Contact Sandra Rodriguez at 212-684-4480. Spring training begins on
Queens Symphony Orchestra is creating a
volunteer club for ushers at concerts, passing out programs, working a
phone bank and helping in QSO letter and packet distributing. Contact
Garrett Keast at 718-326-4455, ext. 13.
Orth House Museum, bird sanctuary and Victorian garden, 149-19 38 Ave.,
Flushing needs volunteers for garden care, Saturday and Sunday tours,
office assistance and help with teas. Call 718-359-6227.
Library’s Adult Learning Centers are looking for volunteers to tutor
adults in literacy and English for speakers of other languages. No
previous teaching experience is necessary. Training is starting soon.
Go to www.queenslibrary.org.
The Queens chapter of the
Service Corps of Retired Executives, a non-profit organization, is
seeking volunteers to provide free business counseling to small
businesses. Interested parties should contact Queens SCORE at 120-55
Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 333, 718-263-8961.
Manor Museum in King Park, Jamaica Ave., at 153 St., Jamaica, is
looking to develop a corps of volunteer docents to help lead tours. If
you are interested, call 718-206-0545