Sunday, May 14, 2000

Thalia Spanish Theatre

Nassau Community College Theatre

St. Gregory’s Theatre Group

Opera on the Go

Music at St. Mark’s

The Killing Company

The Bayswater Players

Queens Music Television

Thursday, May 11, 2000

Crocheron Park 6K benefits Hillside Hospital

On a beautiful warm Saturday May morning hundreds of employees of Hillside Hospital, their families and friends put on their walking shoes to raise money to construct a new building and refurbish the existing hospital. Comment.

Theater

Afrikan Poetry Theater began as a collection of poets, singers and musicians dedicated to making people aware of the lyrics to their songs. The theater has been non-profit since 1977 and has provided the borough with jazz concerts, films, youth programs, an art gallery and computer programs. Parking is available near the theater. Ticket prices vary. Comment.

Crocheron Park 6K benefits hospital

On a beautiful warm Saturday May morning hundreds of employees of Hillside Hospital, their families and friends put on their walking shoes to raise money to construct a new building and refurbish the existing hospital. Comment.

Music

The school offers a series of daytime concerts and recitals given by students, faculty, alumni and guest artists. It is handicapped-accessible and there is bus parking. Open weekdays September through May. Comment.

Road rage comes to Bayside

One man was injured and another was arrested in Bayside Monday afternoon in what police and witnesses described as an act of apparent road rage that went too far. Comment.

Marinas

Cross Island Pkwy and Northern Blvd. Comment.

Movie Theaters

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA is now accepting applications for its free YouthBuild Program for young adults 17-21 who did not complete high school and are interested in learning a trade. 718-961-6880. Comment.

College Point man on trial for alleged hate beating

Rishi Maharaj, 22, of South Richmond Hill said he remembered little of the summer night almost two years ago when he was beaten nearly to death in an apparently racially motivated attack that raised a cry for a state hate crimes bill. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

The Big Apple Circus performs under The Big Top on the C.W. Post campus on Fri., May 26, at 6:30 p.m.; Sat., May 27, at noon and 4 p.m.; Sun., May 28, at noon and 4 p.m.; Wed., May 31, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., June 1, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Fri., June 2, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sat., June 3, at noon and 4 p.m.; Sun., June 4, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $28, $22, $16 ,$30, $28, $24, $18, $38, $35, $28, $20. 516-677-1820. Comment.

Impressionist brings superstars to Queens

Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Joan Rivers, Elizabeth Taylor will be among the stars performing at Theatre in the Park Saturday, May 20. Comment.

Songstress salutes York College in concert

Gloria Lynne's musical career has spanned many of the later decades of the 20th century, and it has been stunning. Comment.

Play recalls quilting during black slavery

York College was the site last Saturday of a theatrical trip through time to the days of black slavery in America. Comment.

Is anyone out there?

Queens

East Side access for LIRR passes first step

A Congressional subcommittee has approved $10 million toward preliminary construction of the massive East Side Access Project, which would for the first time bring Long Island Rail Road trains into Grand Central Terminal. Comment.

Cardozo lacrosse lays claim to  

There is no official lacrosse championship for the Public School Athletic League, but that is not really bothering the Cardozo Judges and coach Pat Bernardo. Comment.

Anna Borges: The key for Forest Hills

On or off the soccer field, Ana Borges has a calming influence on her Forest Hills teammates. Comment.

Mary Louis battles back to top Christ the King, 4-1

A bloop and a blunder were all that stood between the Christ the King softball team and an impressive 1-0 win over powerhouse The Mary Louis Academy Monday at Juniper Park. Then again, that is the difference between an experienced Hilltopper club and a Royal team that fields just three seniors as Mary Louis defeated Christ the King, 4-1. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner:

SJU

Neighbor to Neighbor: Compost, appreciation in short supply this year

On April 29 the Department of Sanitation and the Queens Botanical Garden gave away compost at Garden World in Bayside. Comment.

Our History: Meeting House is testament to early freedom

At the recent rededication of the Flushing Freedom Mile, the Friends' Meeting House, a structure which has survived more than three centuries, was among the honored sites. Comment.

Efforts to protect boro

Three Woodside men were arrested for allegedly robbing a livery cab driver Sunday and using his own seatbelt to try to strangle him, authorities said, as Queens police intensified their efforts to combat a wave of violence targeting livery cabs in the borough. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Mothers 

When is Mother's Day? Comment.

Editorial: Let the competition begin

It now looks as though plans will go forward to open the Merrick Academy-Queens Charter Public School. The State University of New York has backed the charter for the proposed Merrick Academy. Comment.

Editorial: The writing is still on the wall

We applaud the Scouts and schools and countless organizations from Little Neck to Long Island City that have worked hard to remove graffiti from the walls of Queens. They underscore the public's frustration with this epidemic of ugliness and selfishness. Comment.

Former cop runs Flushing security business

John DiBella had always wanted to be a cop. When he finally got the chance, however, he discovered the job was just not for him. Comment.

Hillcrest, Edison HS to aid flood relief effort

Students from Hillcrest and Thomas Edison high schools were slated to join 75 student leaders from 15 city high schools in a formal conference at the United Nations this week to decide how to allocate $25,000 they had raised to help flood victims in Mozambique. Comment.

Lawless takes over for Fox

Queens Patrol Borough South has a new chief. On Monday morning Queens native son Assistant Chief Thomas Lawless replaced Joseph Fox, who had been assistant chief of patrol for Borough Queens South, as he headed to his new command post at Brooklyn Patrol Borough South. Comment.

Padavan obtains $1.7M to upgrade Broadway stop

The Broadway train station in Flushing, which Long Island Rail Road officials have said is due for renovation, has a booster in state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), who has secured $1.7 million for a future upgrading of the stop. Comment.

Flushing rededicates Freedom Mile

Several politicians and community activists gathered at the historic Quaker meeting house in Flushing Sunday for a ceremony rededicating the Freedom Mile. Comment.

Crowley, McCaffrey prepare for primary

When Councilman Walter McCaffrey (D-Woodside) challenges U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) for his congressional seat in the Democratic primary Sept. 12, the battle will test old friendships and alliances. Comment.

Panel OKs Malba exit ramp work

Community Board 7 members unanimously passed a motion Monday night which Malba residents believe will improve hazardous conditions at the 14th Avenue exit off the Whitestone Expressway. Comment.

Planners busy as Little Neck parade nears

Karen Bartolotta of Little Neck and Tom Nouza of Bellerose have organized the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade for the past six years, and during that time they have learned one thing: It takes an entire community to make a good parade. Comment.

New signs for passengers installed at LaGuardia

A system of new, color-coded signs has been installed at LaGuardia and Newark International airports in what officials call a major expansion of customer service that soon will extend to John F. Kennedy International Airport as well and include uniformed representatives ready to help travelers. Comment.

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