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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:00 am


A Sept. 11 Memorial Exhibit is open at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, for at least one year. Tour hours are Monday-Tuesday, 10am-7:30pm, Wednesdays, 10am-3pm, Fridays, 2-6pm and Saturdays, by appointment only.

The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts presents an exhibition of fine art and crafts, now through Dec. 29 at the Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

The Louis Armstrong Archives exhibit, “And the Award Goes To,” will be displayed now through Dec. 2 at Queens College Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Room 332, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. The exhibit examines the broad range of awards granted to Armstrong throughout and after his lifetime. Call 997-3670.


Tickets are now available for the Parkside Players fall production of “No Sex Please, We’re British.” Performance dates are Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 6 and 7. Showtimes are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sunday. The performance will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpk., Forest Hills. Tickets prices are $10; $8 for seniors. Order your tickets by calling 497-4922.


A 3-star Chanukah treat featuring the internationally known singer Ricky Pen, Israeli singer Yaacov Baris, bringing new sounds of sacred and folk music plus The Chorale Singer, conducted by Zvi Klein with Ladino, Yiddish, English and Hebrew favorites on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:30pm at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Tickets are $15. For tickets call 459-1000.

Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra concerts, featuring cello soloist Anja Wood and works by Bruch/Richter, Vivaldi, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, will perform at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne Street, Flushing on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 3pm.

The Sacred Music Society of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Queens Blvd. and Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, presents Handel’s Messiah (Pt.1) and traditional carols on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4pm. Donation, $15. For information, call 268-6251.


Yoga with Lisa Leshman on Fridays from 11am-noon at the Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. For information call 268-5960.

Hatha Yoga, breathing, meditation and relaxation classes offered at Yogi Gupta Ashram, 90-16 51 Ave., Elmhurst. Beginner/Intermediate level, $11 a class. For schedule or information, call 592-3217

For the holidays the Arts and Crafts group has instructions with Mildred Hasin on how to make greeting cards, jewelry, beading and knitting. Mondays from 10 to 11:30am at the Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. For information call 268-5960.

American and Latin ballroom dance classes, every Thursday, 7:30pm, free lesson for beginners; 8pm, intermediates classes. Every Saturday at 3pm lessons for beginners; 3:30pm, intermediate classes. Admission is $9 at All Saints Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside.

Line Dancing Program at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, every Monday, 7-9pm for beginners and intermediate. $6 per class.

Free adult classes. Register now for days, evenings and Saturdays, GED, ESL, basic education, computer office skills and job coach. For information call, Queens Adult Learning Center, 42-15 Crescent St., Long Island City at 361-9480.

Line Dance Lessons on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9pm at the ANIBIC Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside. $6 per person, no partner needed. For information, call 939-4936.

English as a Second Language, conversational English, citizenship test preparation and improving job application and interview skills classes at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 44-10 192 St., Flushing. Classes on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. For information call 359-1513. No tuition.

Adult salsa dance lessons on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm at Oak Ridge in Forest Park. Reservations required. Suggested donation: $10 per session. Call 235-0815.

Yoga with Barbara every Tuesday at 6pm at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing. $15 a class. For information, call 767-1481.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers dances with Instructions. Every Monday, beginners class starts at 6:30pm, drop-in lesson at 7:15pm, and social dancing at 8:15pm. Every Friday, advanced routines class begins 6:30pm, drop-in lesson at 7:15pm, social dancing at 8:15pm. For information call 478-3100.

Line Dancin’ with the Sidekicks every Monday. Beginner lessons at 7pm, intermediate lessons and open dancing at 7:30pm at the Kowalinski Post 4, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth. Admission $6.

Watercolor classes, traditional and contemporary techniques, demonstration and critique are held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Nominal fee. Call 969-1128 for information.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for speakers of other languages at Bethany Lutheran Church, 48-08 91 Pl., Elmhurst and Flushing. Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced. Classes are free with a nominal book charge. For information call 463-0434.


Four prominent women of the Moslem, Sikh, Jewish and Christian faiths will present their perspectives in a symposium hosted by the Interfaith Council of Southwest Queens on Monday, Dec. 9. The program will be held at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Parish Center, 85-15 101 Ave., Ozone Park at 7:45pm.

The Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, suite 202, presents Arthur Winston’s comments on Humor and Politics, Tuesdays from 1-2:30pm and Thursdays from 11am-noon. For information, call 268-5960.


Recovery Inc. is a self-help, non-profit mental health organization with Saturday meetings at 10am at North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, 102-01 66 Rd.

New York Hospital Queens offers free foot screenings at the Flushing Mall, 133-31 39 Ave. on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 11am-3pm. No registration needed.

“Beyond 9-11: Improving Our Quality of Life,” is a free workshop on Friday, Dec. 13 at 10:15am in classroom 4, on the 8th floor of North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, 102-01 66 Rd. To reserve call 830-4232.


Queens Region of Hadassah invites everyone to attend on Monday, Dec. 2 at 1pm at the Jewish Center of Bayside Hills, 211-06 48 Ave. Judy Bart Kancigor has traveled from California to share her Jewish cookbook and nostalgic history.

Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America, Whitman Life Member Club, will meet Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11am at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164 St., Jamaica.

Sisterhood and Men’s club of Clearview Jewish Center, 16-50 Utopia Pkwy., Whitestone, holds its general meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 8pm. Entertainment by Israeli-born singer Tuvia Zimber with a Chanukah theme.

The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 7pm on Wednesday, Dec. 4 for an educational program on matting and framing of prints at Flushing Hospital Administration Building, 45 Ave. and Burling St.

North Shore Long Island Branch of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism will meet on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9:30am at Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing on What is Mental Illness, What is Reality. Presentation by Rosalie Weiner, a psychiatric social worker.

Self Management and Recovery Training Queens meeting will be held on Sundays, 11:30am-1pm at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park.


Explore the night sky with the Queens Urban Park Rangers on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1pm. Meet at the Alley Pond Nature Center. Enter the park at Winchester Blvd. under the Grand Central Pkwy. For information, call 217-6034.

Join Joseph Varon for a weekly leisure walk on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Walks will alternate between part of the Pitobic Trails and the Joe Michaels Memorial Mile. Youngsters, oldsters and in-betweeners invited. Sorry, no strollers. Meet at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston at 9:30am. Pre-register by calling 229-4000.


Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53. Plans for our 50th Reunion at Villa Roma, April 7 through April 9, 2003 and a gala dinner at Russo’s on the Bay, April 10 are under way. For information call Barbara at 224-0612.

Newtown HS Reunion for graduates of Jan./June 1953 will be held on May 16, 2003 at Marriott at LaGuardia. Call Wolfgang, 899-0905.

The 1953 graduating class of Long Island City High School is planning a reunion in May of 2003. Contact Peter Galluzzo at 631-736-4495 for information.

St. Michael’s School (Flushing), Class of 1964 is planning a 40th reunion. Search currently being conducted for all 112 classmates. Contact Steve Dolan or Joanne Passaro-Dolan at 516-483-6620. Use maiden names and provide telephone call-back number in correspondence.

Alumni/Reunion Cardozo HS, 1970-present. They need to contact classmates. For information call 917-834-8957 (days) or 718-528-3866 (evenings).

Social Gatherings

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country & Western dance at the Glendale Memorial building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 30 featuring Wendy Mae Reno and the Lost Dogs. Doors open at 7:30pm. A free dance lesson will be given at 8pm. Open dancing begins at 8:30pm. Entry fee is $10, adults only will be admitted.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst presents Saturday Dances on Nov. 30 from 8pm-midnight. Members, $8, non-members, $10. Music by Jean and Joe.

Bust-A-Gut Comedy presents, Mingle, Meet and Munch Comedy Show Event on Saturday, Dec. 7 and 21 at 8pm. Enjoy comedians, $15 includes comedy show, wine and cheese at the Holliswood Theatre, 215-16 82 Ave., Bayside. For reservations, call 265-6354.

Sephardic Jewish Center of Forest Hills will be hosting Singles Dances for 30+, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 (Hanukah Party) and 21 starting at 8:30pm. Admission is $10. Proper attire please. Free parking.

Special Events

The Sisterhood of the Sephardic Jewish Center will host a Hanukah Party on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10:30am. There will be live entertainment, including a magician for the children, refreshments, gifts, raffle and door prizes. Admission is $2 per person.

An open mic night will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30pm at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Safad Chapter of Hadassah invites everyone to attend a Chanukah party on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30pm at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. There will also be a Chanukah Sing-along, candle lighting and deli dinner with latkes. Cost is $18 and must be paid in advance. For more information, call Queens Region of Hadassah at 225-0999.

Lavender Latkes of Queens (a social organization for GLBT Jews and their families and friends) invites all to an all-inclusive Fourth annual Chanukah Party on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30pm at the Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St. Latkes and beverages will be served. Music and dancing will be provided. Bring your menorah for a communal candlelighting ceremony. The cost is $20. Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. For information, call Stanley at 592-8650.

Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7pm at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Fee is $10 per adult and $7 for children ages 7-12. Pre-register by calling 229-4000.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, cards, games and lunch is held by National Council of Jewish Women, at 125-10 Queens Blvd., Suite 317, Kew Gardens from 10:30am-3pm.

Support Groups

St. Adalbert’s Bereaved Siblings and Children Grieve Too support group meetings adult loss of a brother or sister, loss experienced by a child in grades 1-8 meets on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30pm at St. Adalbert’s lower church, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst.

Families Anonymous for families and friends of individuals affected by substance abuse or emotional problems meet each Wednesday at 7:30pm at Church on the Hill, 167 St. and 35 Ave., Flushing. For information call 343-2018 or 969-9008.

An on-going Cancer Support Group is held each Friday at 2pm at St. John’s Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Jackson Heights Al-Anon, a self-help group for anyone affected by another person’s drinking, meets every Tuesday at 8:30pm, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of 82 St. and 34 Ave., on the 2nd floor of the Parish House. For information, call 476-2938.

Schizophrenics Anonymous Self-Help Support Group, meets on Sundays at 10am at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park.

ßAR-ANON, a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs meets Wednesdays at 7:30pm in Rm. 204 at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For information call 800-984-0066.

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