2018-01-17 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. SEND INFO TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the event (this is a WEEKLY paper) to qgazette@aol.com, or 42-16 34th Ave, Astoria 11101.

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT/ SPORTS:

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a
full list of events.
-Dreams of Sand by Sand Artist Borja
Gonzales, Spain. Jan 20, Interactive
Arts Workshop at 1 pm ($8/$5 children/ free for members with tickets to
later show); Family Performance at
2:15 pm ($14/$10 members/$8 children/$ 6 member children).
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, #321,
LIC. More info at licartsopen.org
-Exposure Exhibition. Opening
Reception Jan 19, 6-9 pm. On view
through Feb 1.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107 St, Corona. Donations
accepted.
-Shop on the Amazon Smile site at
amzn.to/2n0MlrX. 5% of your purchase will be donated to the Louis
Armstrong House Museum.
-Annual Gala: 50 Years of “What a
Wonderful World.” Premium tables
on sale now. To RSVP or for more
info email gala@louisarmstronghouse.org or call 718.478.8275 x103.
Capitale, 130 Bowery, Jan 23. Silent
auction, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres
at 6:30 pm; dinner, awards ceremony,
and musical performance by Wycliffe
Gordon & His International All Stars
beginning at 7:30 pm.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-Moriah Evans: Figuring. Presented
at SculptureCenter in January. Tickets
available now.
-Cathy Wilkes Exhibition. Open
through Mar 11.
-After-Hours Viewings of James
Turrell’s Meeting! ($20), every Mon
beginning May 8.
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd, LIC
-Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in
Poston War Relocation Center
Exhibition. On view through Jan 28.
Queens Council on the Arts 37-11
35 Ave, Astoria
-QCA’s 2018 Arts Access and New
Yorks Grant Programs have increased
grants of $1,000-$5,000 available.
Visit QCA website for more info.
-This Month’s Artist @ Lab: Jinyu Li
(free). Sign-up online. Jan 19, 6:30-8
pm.
-Need Help With Project Planning?
($10 admission) Sign-up online. Jan
24, 6-8 pm.

-QCA 2018 Gala: Caribbean
Carnival. Purchase tickets online.
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing
Ave, Maspeth, Feb 15, 7-10 pm.
Queens Museum Flushing
Meadows Park, 718.592.9700,
www.queensmuseum.org
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops
Saturdays, 1-4 pm
-Free Guided Tours 2 pm (English),
3 pm (Spanish), 4 pm Panorama of
the City of New York Tour
(English)
-Julia Weist with Nestor Sire:
17.(SEPT) [By WeistSirePC]. El
Paquete Download. Paquete agent
will be available to guide visitors
through downloadable content visitors can take home. Jan 21, 2-5 pm.
-Spooktacular: Monster Metropolis.
Fun-filled costume party for all
ages with a monster playground
with furry creatures on skateboards,
jellyfish on Coney Island roller
coasters, and skyscrapers full of
grumpy gremlins! Activities
include live music, scavanger
hunts, raffle prizes, tasty treats. Jan
27, 2-4 pm.
-Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake
2009-2017. On view through Feb
18.
-Sable Elyse Smith: Ordinary
Violence. On view through Feb 18.
-Never Built New York: Dare To
Dream Back the project on
Kickstarter & get special ltd. edition rewards incl. 3D printed models used on the Panorama, a blueprint form the 1939 World’s Fair,
signed copies of the Never Built
New York book & more. On view
through Feb 18.
-Julia Weist with Nestor Sire:
17.(SEPT) [By WeistSirePC]. On
view through Feb 18.
-Anna K.E.:Profound Approach and
Easy Outcome.On view through
Feb 18.
-RESISTgrafia - New New Yorkers
Workshop. Through March 9.
-A Passion for Tiffany Lamps Thru
April.
-Adopt-A-Building on the Famed
Panorama ($50-$1000) Info
718.592.9700 x 141, or dw@queensmuseum.org. Ongoing.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01
Vernon Blvd, LIC. Info
718.956.1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-The Socrates Annual Exhibition.
On view through March 11.

ARTS OTHER:

Community Concert for Kids:

Stories Through Music and Song
(free) The Church-in-the-Gardens,
50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills, Jan 20,
11 am.
Green Space 37-24 24 St, LIC. For
more info and ticket purchase visit
www.greenspacestudio.org.
-Take Root with Julian Barnett:
“Subject to Change” ($15 adv
online/$20 cash at the door, $22
with credit card). Jan 19 and 20, 8
pm.
-Fertile Ground ($13 adv
online/$13 cash at the door, $15
with credit card). Jan 21, 7 pm.
Opening Reception of REVISION
at Edison Price Lighting Gallery
Exhibiting ten local artists. RSVP
online, wine and snacks provided.
41-50 22 St, LIC, Jan 18, 5:30 pm.
Oratorio Society of Queens
Auditions Will be performing
Leonard Bernstein for his 100th
birthday [Annual Spring Concert
scheduled for May 20].
Reservations required. For additional info call 718.279.3006.
Temple Beth Sholom, lower level,
172 St and Northern Blvd,
Flushing, Jan 22, 7 pm.
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
This week: The Funniest People I
Met This Month, My First Time-A
Stand Up & Storytelling Show,
Immigrant Jam, Happy Place
Comedy, Tinder Tales, Shame!,
Movies R Dumb Presents Rocky IV,
The Odd Rock Comedy Hour, QED
Presents, Social Mediaa for Brands,
Freelance Basics, Trivia w/ Trivia
NYC, “111 Places in Queens That
You Must Not Miss” Book Launch
Party, Brutally Honest, Sugar &
Spice, Awkward Stage Comedy, No
Feelings Present
Thalia Hispanic Theatre 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside. For more
info call 718.728.3880.
-Theatre Workshop: Dance and
Castanets ($250). Discounts for families with more than one child
enrolled. For ages 7-13. Classes will
be Feb 24-June 2, Saturdays from 10
am-12 pm.
The Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St,
LIC. Visit www.secrettheatre.com or
call 718.392.0722 for more info.
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess
Particular” ($10 children/$15 adults).
Alternating weekends, sched online,
2:30 pm.
Young Person’s Concert: “Carnival
of the Animals” by Saint-Saens
Maok Yang Presbyterian Church, 12-
25 Clintonville St, Whitestone, Jan
24, 8 pm.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

114th Precinct Community Council
Monthly Meeting Riccardo’s, 21-01
24 Ave, Astoria, Jan 23, 7 pm.
BP Katz All events at Queens
Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd)
unless otherwise listed, for more info
call 718.286.3000.
-2018 Queens State of the Borough.
RSVP online at queensbp.org/rsvp.
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
High School, 35-12 35 Ave,
Astoria, Jan 26, 10 am.
Community Board 3 Meeting IS
227 The Louis Armstrong Middle
School, 32-02 Junction Blvd, East
Elmhurst, Jan 18, 7:45 pm.
Community Board 7 Meeting Union
Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St,
Flushing, Jan 22, 7 pm.
Community Education Council 24
Meeting PS 298, 50-51 98 St,
Elmhurst, Jan 23, 6:30 pm.
Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State
2018 NYC Region Presented by
Senior Administration Official, Office
of Governor Cuomo, Hosted by LIC
Partnership. RSVP required. RSVP
with “LICP” in subject line to queensrsvp@exec.ny.gov. LIC Conference
Center, Queensboro Room, 41-21 27
St, LIC, Jan 19, 8 am.
Hermes Expo Exclusive networking
opportunities in NY and PA. Location
TBD, March 26.
Hurricane Relief
-FDNY Collection for Puerto Rico.
Only diapers, baby food, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products,
must all be sealed. Drop off between 7
am-9 pm at Engine 316, 27-12
Kearney Street (East Elmhurst);
Engine 289/Ladder 138, 97-28 43 Ave
(Corona); Engine 307/Ladder 154,
81-17 Northern Blvd (Jackson
Heights).
-CM Constantides’s Office Hurricane
Relief Donation Drive Drop Off Site.
31-09 Newton Ave.
-CM Crowley’s Office Hurricane
Relief Drop Off Site. Shops at Atlas
Mall, 71-19 80 St, suite 8-303,
Glendale, Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm.
-Mayor de Blasio set up 18 drop off
locations around NYC through the
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York
City. Go to
www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/index.page
for full list of drop off locations and
time set up across the borough.
-Sen. Comrie, Queens Elected
Leaders, and NYPD Hurricane Relief
Drive. Drop-off locations are 100th,
101st, 102nd, 103rd, 105th, 106th,
107th, and 113th NYPD Precincts.
-Emergency Relief Drop Off Point for

Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands,
Carribean Islands, and Mexico.
Collecting water, canned goods, flashlights, and batteries. 100-13 Astoria
Blvd, East Elmhurst, Mon-Fri 11 am-
7 pm, Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sun 2 pm-6
pm.
-Grand Amateur Radio Club Connects
Families to Loved Ones in Puerto
Rico and Carribean Locations.
Contact station at k2gsg@gardenschool.org.
Identity Theft Safety from NYPD
Community Affairs After a data
breach of Equifax, a major credit
reporting agency, website has been
set up to help determine if your
information has been compromised:
www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
Visit
www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org for
up-to-date info from the NYPD.
Italian Charities of America 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst. For more
info call 718.478.3100.
-Flea Market. $25 per table, food and
beverages available. Jan 20, 9 am-4
pm.
-Saturday Night Dances ($12 entrance
fee/$10 members). Live DJ, food, and
dancing. Wine and beer not included
but available for purchase. Jan 27, 8
pm-12 am.
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside will
meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of
every month at Sidetracks 45-08
Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, 6:30 pm.
LICity/Astoria Lions Club will meet
second Tuesday of the month at the
Irish Center 1040 Jackson Ave, LIC, 7
pm.
LIC Partnership Business Survey
Tell us what you think about the
future of LIC and you’ll be entered
to win 2 round-trip tickets, courtesy
of JetBlue. Take the survey at licqns.com/survey2017. Survey is
open through Jan 31.
NYPD Recruiting Announcing the
opening of the police officer exam.
Visit NYPD website and
Department of City-Wide
Administrative Services’ website
for more info.
Peralta Human & Civil Rights
Task Force Call Sen. Peralta’s district office in order to join at
718.205.3881. If in need of assistance, call the Independent
Democratic Conference’s toll-free
emergency hotline for immigration
legal services at 800.213.6385.
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Suite 309, for more info call
718.263.0546
This week: Emergency

Preparedness Webinar for
Businesses, Project Management
Workshop-Enhancing Business
Results by Strategic Execution,
How to Do Business with the NYC
Department of Education, Get
MWBE Certified
-Start-UP NY at York College.
Initiative offers new and expanding
tech and advanced manufacturing
ro operate tax-free for 10 years on
or near college campuses in NYS.
Tech firms, advanced manufacturers, and Queens landlords invited.
Register online. York College,
Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts
Center, 94-95 Guy R Brewer Blvd,
Jamaica, Jan 17, 8:30-10:30 am.
-How to Do Business with the NYC
Department of Education. Presented
by the Office of Equal Opportunity.
RSVP online. Queens Borough
Hall, room 200, 120-55 Queens
Blvd, Kew Gardens, Jan 23, 10 am-
12 pm.
-StartUp! Business Plan
Competition. Classes required:
Business Operations &
Management, Jan 17, 6:30 pm.
Creative Sales & Marketing
Strategies, Jan 24, 6:30 pm.
Developing Financial Statements,
Jan 31, 6:30 pm.
Valentines for Vets sponsored by
AM Braunstein and the Law
Offfices of Ann-Margaret
Carrozza Donate cards, candy
(sugar-free a plus!), playing cards,
puzzles, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, new clothing items
for hospitalized and disabled veterans. Drop off at Braunstain’s office,
213-33 39 Ave, Suite 238; Law
Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza,
213-38 40 Ave; Community Board
11, 46-21 Little Neck Pkwy.
Deadline is Feb 12.
We Love Whitestone Town
Meeting: Brownfield Site
Waterpoint / Edgestone Property
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
basement, 150-05 12 Ave, Jan 17,
7:30 pm.

DINE, DANCE, FUNDRAISERS:

Applebee’s Pancake Fundraiser
With Kiwanis of Bayside (tickets
$10) Tickets must be purchased in
advance and will cover breakfast.
For tickets contact Lenny Mancuso
at lennymancuso450@gmail.com or
call 516.99.2569. Fundraiser will
support many local causes: children, veterans, women, and hurricane victims. There will be live
entertainment and raffles. 213-29

26 Ave, Bayside, Jan 20, 8-10 am.
The Cop of the Year Award
Dinner Presented by 104th
Precinct Community Council
Honoring P.O. Sadler, there will be
cocktails, award presentation, dinner, and dancing. The Knockdown
Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave,
Maspeth, Jan 25, 6:30-10:30 pm.
The Great Kosher Sushi &
Chinese Cookout with Expert
Chef Meyer Wakneen ($10/free
for synagogue members) RSVP to
718.263.8102. Open to women and
girls 10 years and older. All ingredients provided, make and take home
your food. MJO Shaar
HaShamayim Synagogue, 112-21
72 Ave, Forest Hills. POSTPONED
to new date, Jan 21, 5:30 pm. Free
Torah Lecture for Adults at 6:30
pm.

HEALTH:

American-Italian Cancer
Foundation Mobile, No-cost Digital
Mammograms & Clinical Breast
Exams Screening Program No copays required and deductibles are
waived. Women age 40+ w/insurance;
age 50+ w/o ins., NYC residents;
uninsured welcome. For info and
appointment (required), call
877.628.9090. 9 am-4:30 pm (unless
otherwise noted).
-Presentation of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, 88-19 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica.
Jan 21.
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Sen Addabbo & Integrated Medical
Foundation for men over age 40 NOT
previously diagnosed w/ prostate cancer, w/ or w/o insurance. Bring self-addressed envelope & photo ID.
Screenings incl. PSA blood test.
Space is ltd., schedule an apt at
718.4971630 or 66-85 73 Pl.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
and Queens Library Lectures For
additional info call 718.334.1259 or
email butlerat@nychhc.org.
Travel Warning for Pregnant
Women: Zika Virus May cause birth
defects. There is no vaccine; also sexually transmitted; may be no symptoms. Info, maps of affected areas:
www.nyc.gov/health.

HISTORICAL:

Bayside Historical Society 208
Totten Ave, Fort Totten, Bayside.
Visit baysidehistorical.org or call
718.352.1548 for more info.
-17th Annual Winter Art Show. On
view through Jan 28.

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events
daily visit www.queenslibrary.org,
click on programs; call Central
Library 718.990.0700 or individual
branches.
IDNYC Card at Queens Library.
All New Yorkers are eligible.
Benefits: free membership to over
35 of the city’s leading cultural
institutions, health and fitness center discounts, prescription drug discounts, and supermarket discounts
at Food Bazaar. Enrollment centers
at Central, Flushing, and Long
Island City community libraries.
Young Adult Literacy Program
(open to students 16-24, pre-register online) Prepare to take Test of
Adult Basic Education to determine
eligibility for High School
Equivalency with four day classes
per week.

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events.
Visit www.alleypond.com to register.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston.
This week: Novel Nights, Essential
Oils Exploration Workshop, APEC
Adventure Time - Animal Homes,
Young Chefs “Nutella-Stuffed
Pancakes”, Stargazing Wonders -
Astronomy Night, Toddler Tales -
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do
You See?, Vet Tech 101, Lao Cuise
with Chef Penn Hongthong
-Queens County Bird Club presents
“Machu Picchu” by Ian Resnick. Free
admission, light refreshments served.
For more info visit qcbirdclub.org.
Jan 17, 8 pm.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Events for more info call
718.760.6565
-Weekly Open Run. 111 St Parking
Lot, near 55 Ave, Thursdays, 7-8 pm.
-Circle Fence by Ai Wei Wei.
Unisphere, now through Feb 11.
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag
check is not provided. Open to all
ages, experience levels, walkers,
strollers & dogs, all welcome!
Saturdays, 9 am.

SENIORS:

Met Council’s Project Metropair:
Free Home Repairs Svcs incl:
bathtub grab bars, smoke & Carmon
monoxide detector, door locks, window locks & screens, railings, light
bulbs, sinks & faucets, holes,

cracks & dents in wall, winterizing
windows, more. Required: 60+ yrs,
NYC resident, show financial need.
Info at 212.453.9542, 212.453.9607
or metropair@metcouncil.org
Queens AARP Chorus Looking for
retired people to sing at nursing
homes and AARP chapters. Meet
every Fri @ 1 pm. Clearview Self
Help Center, 208-11 26 Ave, Bayside.
Technology Classes For Seniors
(Free) Available to all Queensbridge
residents. Mon/Wed: Beyond the
Basics (in Spanish), Computer Basics.
Tues/Fri: Beyond the Basics,
Financial Literacy, Social
Networking. Queensbridge Jacob A.
Riis Senior Center, 10-25 41 Ave,
LIC.

STREET:

Food Scrap Collection (by Big!
compost) 10 am to 1 pm. Info at
grownyc.org
Queens Greenmarket: Sunnyside
Skillman Ave & 43 St, Saturdays, 8
am-3 pm. Visit grownyc.org for
info.

ONGOING EVENTS; ORGANIZATIONS

ACQC For Undocumented
Immigrants (Advocacy Ctr. of Qns
Cty) Receive a Soc. Sec. Card
through the DACA, Legal,
Housing, Health Educ., Mental
Health, Education, Case Mgmt.,
Food & Nutrition and Syringe
Exchange. Main site 161-21
Jamaica Ave., 6th Fl, Jamaica, 718-
896-2500, (also in Woodside & Far
Rockaway.)
AmericaWorks Recruiting, screening, support. 16, 228 East 45th Street,
New York, NY 10017, www.americaworks.com, 212. 599.5627. Also in
Jamaica and Far Rockaway
Animal Shelter/Rescue (donations
always appreciated):
-Animal Rescue Pet adoptions,
718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425.
-Animals Can’t Talk
718.393.7535,
animalscanttalk@aol.com
-Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue
& Adoption Center, Atlas Park, 80-
36, Cooper Ave., 718.326.6070,
www.bobbiandthestrays.org/Adopt.aspx.
-Kitty Karetakers of Queens
Astoria, Long Island City,
Sunnyside, Woodside: 7186707221,
kittykaretakers@gmail.com

-Muffin’s Pet Connection Helps
find homes for pets. 718.833.7988
or www.muffins.org.
-www.petfinder.com For further info
Bayside Little League 2018
Registration The Club House, 25-32
168 St (lower level). Accepts ages 4
through 17 and also offers girls softball. For info and registration, visit
baysidelittleleague.com.
Bombers Youth Lacrosse Program
Boys and girls K-8 grade, high school
boys and girls, boys youth travel
teams, boys and girls youth travel
teams, boys elite high school travel
teams, 1st sticks beginner classes, and
boys and girls training sessions.
Sessions available year-round with
experienced coaching staff, no parent
coaches. For more info visit bomberslacrosse.com, email bomberslacrosseclub@aol.com, or call
917.282.8638.
Business Assistance Calendar For
business owners seeking assistance in
skills. www.queensbp.org.
Certified Home Health Aide
Training 3-wk program, open house
Mon & Tues, 1st 2 wks/month. Info at
718.784.6160
Chhaya CDC 37-43 77 St, 2nd Fl.,
Jackson Hts:
-Free Citizenship Application
Assistance. Appt, info:
718.478.3848. 3rd Sundays, 2:30-6
pm
-Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid
Soc. & Chhaya CDC, Sen. Peralta,
CM Dromm. Every 2nd Weds, 4:30-
6:30 pm: By APPOINTMENT
718.478.3848
Earth Day NYS DEC new user-friendly website navigation by topic:
Outdoor Recreation; Animals, Plants,
Aquatic Life; Chemical and Pollution
Control; Lands and Waters;
Education; Energy; Permits and
Licenses; Public Involvement and
News; Regulations and Enforcement;
Publications, Forms, Maps, etc. Info
visit www.dec.ny.gov
Educational Opportunities The
State Education Depart. Continuing
Education Services Vocational
Rehabilitation if you have a disability,
or unemployed visit
www.acces.nysed.gov.
Free Immigration Services in
Queens Spons. by CM Dromm &
New Immigrant Community
Empowerment (NICE). Info at
cuny.edu/citizenshipnow, appointments at 212.652.2071. 71-29
Roosevelt Ave, Mondays 9 am-5 pm.
Free Services: Immigration /
Naturalization, Senior Benefits,
Community Health Advocate. 93-03

Roosevelt Ave 2R, Jackson Heights;
Flushing Office 133-04 39 Ave.,
Flushing
Food Pantries (donate/ receive):
-BVM Help of Christians 70-31 48
Ave, Woodside, info 718.672.4848
x11 Thurs 9:30 am-noon (ID
required)
-St. Raphael’s Cans and dry food
only, photo ID. Basement Rectory,
35-20 Greenpoint Ave, LIC,
718.729.8957. Thurs 10:30 am-noon, Sat 1:30-3 pm
-St. Teresa 50-20 45 St, Woodside,
info 718.784.2123 x22 • Tues, 6-
7pm (Photo ID Required)
-Community Food Pantry By
Queens Community House & Forest
Hills Interfaith Community, Food
Bank for NYC. Forest Hills
Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr. -
Last Wednesday of every month, 6-8
pm
Free Citizenship Classes Emerald
Isle Immigration Ctr, 59-26 Woodside
Ave. 2nd floor, Woodside, More Info
call/text 646-545-7214 - Mon, Tues, 6
- 9 pm
Free Colonoscopy Screenings The
#2 cancer killer. Age 50+, once a
decade. Info for screening
American Cancer Soc
800.227.2345.
Free Compost Containers for apartment bldgs. of at least 10 stories. 311
or nyc.gov/organics.
Free English Classes for Adults
Queens Community House, 108-25
62 Dr., Forest Hills. Info 718-592-
5757 ext. 216
Free Housing Legal Services For
Corona, Corona Heights, Elmhurst,
Lefrak City. Facing eviction, need
repairs, roommate issue, Call 718-
316-9993 AAFE Jackson Heights 93-
03 Roosevelt Ave, 2R, Jackson
Heights.
Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid
Soc. & Chhaya CDC, Sponsored by
Sen. Peralta, CM Dromm. 37-43 77
St, Jackson Hts, 2nd Floor. Every
2nd Weds, 4:30-6:30 pm: Call for
appt 718.478.3848.
Free Medicaid, SNAP Screenings
3rd Thursdays, Cncl. Ferreras’ ofc
32-33A Junction Blvd, E. Elmhurst,
718.651.1917.
Freeze Your Rent Seniors/ disabled
in rent-controlled/stabilized apts
freeze rent below 1/3 your income
w/ SCRIE or DRIE; gives landlord
tax credit. Age 62+, on SSI, SSDI,
Vets’ Disability. Total income
below $50K. Bring: proof of
income, rent, age. Astoria
Restoration Assn, 31-28 Ditmars
Blvd, hrs: M-F, 11 am-4 pm,
718.726.0034.

Gas Appliance Amnesty by
Plumbing Foundation, NYC amnesty
program to waive civil, criminal
penalties for improper gas work or
appliances in your building. Info
www.gasamnesty.nyc or call DOB
customer service at 212.393.2406.
Gov Cuomo Free App for Veterans
connects veterans & family to jobs,
housing, education, more. Info
www.ny.gov/mobileapps.
Grace Institute (Free) Women transition back into the workforce. For
training program and info www.graceinstitute.org/admissions@graceinstitute.org.
-Professional Program’s Evening
Health Care Sector 8 wk programs.
Info, open houses, start dates, graceinstitute.org or email
admissions@graceinstitute.org
Grand Opening: Book Culture LIC
Court Square’s first bookstore, Book
Culture LIC, opened at 26-09 Jackson
Ave.
HANAC Western Queens
Caregivers Network. Weekly support
group, counseling sessions, referrals.
Info 718.777.6941
ICYMI: Health Department Pop-
Up on Queens Plaza North Free, in-person health insurance enrollment.
Application counselors can help you
sign up for health insurance and
SNAP (food stamp) assistance. Walkins welcome, interpretation services
available. 25-05 Queens Plaza North
near Chase bank, open Mon-Fri 9 am-
4 pm.
Jackson Heights Community
Chorus Tues rehearsals. Renaissance
Charter School, 35-59 81 St, Info
917.200.5779. Tuesday rehearsals
7:30-9:30 pm
Jobs for New Yorkers Tens of thousands of jobs on construction projects
by Gov. Cuomo. www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm.
Jobs: Queens Workforce 1 Career
Center, 168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl,
Jamaica. Info 718.557.6755,
www.nycgov/workforce1
Military Mondays Veterans seeking
advice concerning SSI/SSD benefits,
housing concerns, child support, etc
are invited to call live answer hotline
at 917.661.4500 weekdays from 10
am-4 pm for elegibility information
and to make an appointment.
New York Irish Center, Pieta
House 10-40 Jackson Ave, LIC.
Free, professional, confidential,
therapeutic approach to people in
crisis. 718.482.0909. Info
newyorkirishcenter.org. Also:
-Senior Computer Club Sat., 11-1
pm

-Knit and Natter Club Tues. 11-1
pm
-Senior Lunch Club Weds., 1-4 pm
NYC CERT: Community
Emergency Response Team. 10-week
training.
www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/get_involved/cert.shtml.
NYC Recovers: Work Progress
Program. Qualified service providers
needed to deliver program. Program
reimburses wages paid to hurricane-affected residents age 16+. Visit
www.nyc.gov, NYC Recovers: Work
Progress link.
NYC Department of Buildings
Homeowners and Residents Night
120-55 Queens Blvd, Tuesdays at 4 &
7 pm
NYC Department of Veterans’
Services NEW & first of its kind
Queens Satellite Office. Queens
Borough Hall, Ste 222, 120-55
Queens Blvd. Enhanced accessibility
for veterans to services. Walk-ins welcome. Info 718.286.2868.
Tues thru Thurs, 10 am- 2 pm
NYC Home-STAT the Homeless
Outreach & Mobile Engagement
Street Action Teams. Homelessness
prevention programs, transition and
permanent housing. Contact
Community Board #2 718.533.8773,
qno2@cb.nyc.gov.
NYC Small Business Support
Center Business courses, one-on-one
help; Easy access to the services
needed to start, operate and grow your
business. Visit www.nyc.gov/business
or call 718-570-8500
NYS Comptroller’s office
unclaimed funds. Info
www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf
Office Child Support Assistance
(OCSA). Can help get noncustodial
parents’ child support, help locate
them, paternity, court orders, medical
support, collection & medicaid. 32-20
Northern Blvd, 6th Fl. (Honeywell St.
entrance), 718.784.6979.
Prepare Your Organization for a
Winter Storm Ensure your business
is prepared with “FEMA’s Prepare
Your Organization for a Winter Storm
Playbook.” The free PDF is available
online and provides tools and
resources with instructuins to help
you prepare for inclement weather.
Project Open House by Mayor assists individuals in their homes by removing small architectural barriers. Visit
www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/open_house/application.shtml
QEDC (Queens Econ. Devel. Corp.)
Resources for small business owners,
entrepreneurs, General Queens
events. Info 718.263.0546,

www.queensny.org/qedc/ (RSVP
online
www.QueensNY.org/qedc/business/events for all unless otherwise noted):
-Made In Queens (MiQ) Pop-up
Store 27-24 Queens Plaza South, ft.
new products every month. Looking
for entrepreneurs, locally made and
artisanal crafts, food products, more,
to sell there. Sign up, info
www.madeinqueens.nyc/
Raccoons in NYC For info on raccoons, rabies, protect your home, pets
call 311 or nyc.gov/health/rabies
Riders Alliance Organizing mass
transit riders for affordable fares,
service restoration, general improvements. www.ridersny.org., 212-590-
9427
Sen. Peralta Free Legal Counsel
Starting November, Sen. Peralta’s
office with legal professionals for the
CUNY School of Law’s Community
Legal Resource Network will offer
free legal counsel on immigration and
housing. Partnered with the
Immigrant Defense Coalition and
Sen. Peralta are Asian Americans for
Equality, Cattholic Charities of New
York, Center for the Integration and
Advancement of New Americabs,
CUNY/Citizenship NOW, Emerald
Isle Immgrant Center, HER Justice
(Manhattan), New York Immigration
Coalition (Manhattan), and Queens
County District Attorney Office of
Immigrant Affairs.
Small Biz Owners: Opportunity to
Request Your No-Cost Compliance
Consultation NYC Department of
Small Business Services offers no-cost consultations on city regulations.
Advisors will not issue violations of
fines. For more info contact
718.606.1800 or info@sunnysideshines.org
Sunnyside Community Svcs. (free)
-Assists in filing Food Stamps applications. 718.784.6173 x110; Free
training to be Home Health Aide, job
placement. 718.784.6160 x338;
Longterm care, in home or adult day
care; applying for Medicaid & other
benefits; Education & caregiver
skills; wellness activities.
English/Spanish. 43-31 39th St,
Sunnyside. Info www./scsny.org,
718.906.0660;
-Social Adult Day Program for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or physical impariments. Services
include; hot lunch, medication
reminders, personal care, music and
art therapy, gentle exercise, yoga, celebrations and special events. To
schedule call Naomi at 718-786-9273
Sunnyside Up Free Pre-

Kindergarten Students must be 4 yrs
old, born in 2013. Call 718.784.6173
ext 410 or email prek@scsny.org.
Tree Guard Program To request
trees or protect extant trees. For more
info, visit
www.nycparkstreeguard.com
Vocational Rehabilitation For the
disabled & unemployed. Info at
347.510.3100, or acces.nysed.gov
Volunteer Opportunities:
-American Cancer Soc. Queens Ofc.
Info 718.2611092 x5523.
-Helping Hands for the Disabled:
Be a Friend Day Pair up for 3
hours w/ a disabled person.
718.606.9712
(Every 3rd Sat)
-Public Benefit Counselor
Volunteers age 55+, 212.614.5412,
www.cssny.org
Thursday Workshop for Latinas
In Spanish; Info on health & safety
issues for immigrant Latinas:
HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence,
Substance Abuse, Sexuality,
Depression, Self Esteem. Voces
Latinas office, 37-63 83 St., Suite
1B, Jackson Hts - Thurs, noon - 2
pm
Vocational Rehabilitation State
Education Department Office of
Adult Career and Continuing
Education Services Queens District
Office, 11-15 47th Ave, LIC. For persons w/ disability & unemployed Info
347.510.3100, www.acces.nysed.gov
Whitepoint Cheer Squad Spring
and Fall Cheer Program For details
& registration visit whitepointyouthfootball.com.
Whitestone Fall In-House Football
League ($250) For info and to register contact whitepointyouthfootball@aol.com or John McArdle at
347.322.0374.
Woodside On The Move Adult
Computer Classes Basic computer
skills. Reg at 718.476.8449 ext 16.
Mondays for 12 wks, 5:30-7:30 pm &
Wednesdays 3-5 pm
Workforce 1 Career Center, Queens
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl., Jamaica,
718.557.6755, www.nyc.gov/workforce1. World Ice Arena FMCP Aquatics
Center/Ice Rink, near Avery Ave and
131 St in Flushing Meadows Corona
Park. One of the best indoor ice rinks
in the city, bring your own skates or
rent a pair. Skating lessons available,
as well as games of ice hockey or sled
hockey. Fees apply. Open Monday to
Sunday, times vary.
LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY
COLL.
31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC,

718.482.7200,
www.laguardia.edu/acereg.
-CUNY Fatherhood Academy 4-
month, 3 day a week program
Recruiting Now (free; ages 18-24;
unemployed/underemployed)
LAGCC, Rm C225, 29-10 Thomson
Avenue, LIC. Learn rights and
responsibilities as a father, explore
careers, get work experience, learn
about parenting, earn High school
Equivalency Diploma, and prepare for
college. Info 718.730.7336,
dspeal@lagcc.cuny.edu
-Free GED Program at Adult
Learning Center, 718.482.5385
-Green Jobs Training Program
Apply www.greenworkforcenyc.org,
718.663.8407
-Home to Work Ctr. For displaced
homemakers. Assessment, counseling, referrals, workshops, computer
& vocational training, job search
assistance. 718.482.5166.
-NYC Home-STAT the Homeless
Outreach & Mobile Engagement
Street Action Teams - Homelessness
prevention programs, transition and
permanent housing. Contact
Community Board #2 718.533.8773,
qno2@cb.nyc.gov.
-Practical Nurse Program funding
available. 718.609.2130
-NYC Resident Veterans 60 or older
may attend college for a small fee. For
more info 718-482-5386
-Veterans Only: Evening College
Prep and GED Classes (free) Info
Elizabeth Allen at 718.482.5386 /
5231, www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans.

SAMUEL FIELD Field YM &
YWHA 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy,
Little Neck, 718.225.6750.
Ongoing registration. RSVP, info
718.423.6111 ext 242; email
ASmith@sfy.org. Progs $5 per family: -Indoor Playground ($7 for one
adult, one child; $2 for each add’l)
for age 5 and under, must be w/
adult. climbers, bridges, balance
beam, activities; sneakers required;
No registration.
Weds 10:45-11:45 am,
718.225.6750 ext 229, Email
CGiancola@sfy.org
-Gym and Creative Exploration
($5 per family; ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities & their families) Little Neck - Wednesdays, 3-
4:30 pm
-Monday Magic: Learn & Play
($5 per family; ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities & their families) At Bay Terrace Ctr, 212-00 23
Ave, Bayside. Mondays 3-4:30 pm

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