2018-04-18 / 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.
-”Grunt!” exhibition by visual artist
Elliot Cowan. Opening reception 6 pm
Apr. 20. Gallery dates Apr. 20 - May
13. ($5 suggested donation/free to
members & students)
-Global Mashup #1: Latin Boogaloo
Meets Afrobeat concert & dance lessons feat. Spanish Fly & Chop and
Quench. ($16/$10 for members) 7 pm
Apr. 20
-Paper: A Wordless Tale of Life by
Kulturhuset Stadsteaterns Marionettes,
Sweden. Interactive arts workshop on
puppet theater. ($8/$5 children/free for
members with tickets to 2:15 show)
1pm & 2:15 pm Apr. 22
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-Spring Open House. Opening April 15:
VW Sunday Session Spring Performance
Festival, Exhibition Julia Phillips: Failure
Detection, Exhibition Projects 108: Gauri
Gill, Exhibition Fernando Palma
Rodriguez, Exhibition Land: Zhang Huan
and Li Binyuan.
-After-Hours Viewings of James Turrell’s
Meeting! ($20), every Mon beginning
May 8.
-Warm Up Summer Music Series, live &
electronic music, every Saturday, June 30
- Sept. 1. Expedited entry with $99 series
purchase for all ten events.
-Julia Phillips: Failure Detection sculpture exhibition April 15 - September 3
-Projects 108: Gauri Gill photography
exhibition April 13 - September 3
-Fernando Palma Rodriguez exhibition
April 15 - September 3.
-YoungArts Foundation exhibitions
feat.the 77 winners of national competition. Program Apr. 24-29. Public programs start Apr. 27 with performances,
exhibition & writers’ readings. 8 pm
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd at Vernon
Blvd. LIC 718.203.7088
www.noguchi.org
-Free First Fridays: museum admission
free all day. Tours of collection highlights
& special exhibitions at 2 in English &
Japanese.
-Contours & Contrasts: Printmaking
workshop taking inspiration from special
exhibition “Akari: Sculpture By Other
Means” ($10 members/$20 non-members) 1-5 pm Apr. 21
Queens College Kupferberg Center for
the Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing.
Call 718.793.8080 for more info or box
office.
-Exhibtion: Queens Selects ($15).
Godwin-Terbach Museum, on view Apr
12-May 31.
-A Fresh Civility: QC MFA Annual 2018

Spring Show (free). The Plaxall Gallery,
5-25 46 Ave, LIC. On view Apr 13-May
13.
-Family Concert, Fancy Free &
Enigmatic. LeFrak Concert Hall Apr 29, 3
pm.
-El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le
Escriba/No One Writes the Colonel ($10-
$15). Goldstein Theatre, thru May 12.
-First Acts - audience participation telling
immigrant stories. Free admission with
RSVP. 12 pm Apr. 23
-Marriage of Figaro - Opera (Mozart) presented by Queens College Dept. of
Drama, Theater & Dance ($10/$20)
Goldstein Theater 7:30 pm Apr. 26 - 28
and 3 pm Apr. 29
Queens College Summer Camp Open
House. Programs in sports & theater,
dance, literature & sciences for ages 5 to
16. New this summer: Computer Tech
Camp focusing on “Coding for the
Future.”
www.queeensknights.com/camps or
718.997.2777 Rosenthal Library, Rm.
230, 10am-Noon. Apr. 21 & May 6.
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.
-QCA High School to Art School
Program. High school juniors and seniors
offered free portfolio development.
Sophomores considered on case-by-case
basis. Summer session program is from
Jul 3-Aug 9, Mon-Thurs 10 am-4 pm.
Apply online. Application due Jun 1.
-Creative Conversations monthly dinner
meeting to network, organize, meet community stakeholders, develop strategies
for community advocacy & learn about
other QCA opportunities. Open to public
& all artists. Free. SUNY Queens
Educational Opportunity Center, 158-29
Archer Ave. Jamaica 6-8 pm Apr. 25
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30 pm
-Free Guided Tours 1 pm (English), 2
pm (Spanish), 3 pm Permanent
Collection Tour (English)
-Adopt-A-Building on the Famed
Panorama ($50-$1000) Info
718.592.9700 x 141, or dw@queensmuseum.org. Ongoing.
-A Passion for Tiffany Lamps Thru April.
-Mel Chin: All Over the Place Exhibition.
On view through Aug 12.
-Gala 2018: cocktails, “paddle raise” with
Sotheby’s, dinner. Festive attire.
www.queensmuseum.org to purchase
tables, online journal ads & tickets. For
more info 718.592.9700 X128 or
sgilbert@queensmuseum.org ($750-
$25,000) 6:30 pm Apr. 25
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To buy
tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
www.visitqpac.org.
-”Tony Orlando: All The Hits” ($34-

$48) 3 pm Apr. 22
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01
Vernon Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819,
socratessculpturepark.org
-Hiring Now: Paid Curatorial Summer
Intern. Apply online.
York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer
Blvd, Jamaica. Call 718.262.2000 for
more info.

ARTS OTHER:

Carol Sudhalter www.sudhalter.com
-Flushing Town Hall monthly jazz jam
7-10 pm
Flux Factory 31-31- 29 St LIC
347.669.1406 www.fluxfactory.org
-WFLX: Flux Factory Radio. Free,
ongoing, listen via link on www.fluxfactory.org
-Kookerville: Solo exhibition by Lexy
Ho-Tai (free). RSVP on Facebook. Apr
14, 1-10 pm with opening event 7-10
pm and Apr 15, 1-6 pm.
Jamaica Center For Arts And
Learning (JCAL) 161-04 Jamaica
Ave., four open calls music, and visual
arts for professional development and
residencies JCAL
-Jamaica, Artists Residency & Training
Workshop Series (ARTWorks, Inc.)
-First Friday Series Artists of all disciplines are welcome deadline April 30,
-Making Moves Dance Festival 2018
New York City based dance companies
to apply. At Jamiaca Performing Arts
Center (JPAC), Set to be held on Sept.
22 & 23
-Choreographer + Composer Residency
starting in Oct. 2018 or Jan. 2019
Long Island City Artists at Plaxall
Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave. LIC 11101
www.licartists.org Now showing at
Plaxall Gallery:
-Call for Art for “Escape Velocity”
Curated by Edjo Wheeler, showing Apr.
13 - May 13.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
“That’s My Home: Celebrating 75
Years of the Armstrongs In Corona”
( $ 0 - $ 1 0 )
www.louisarmstronghouse.org March -
October.
Make Music New York Sign up to perform or host performances at NYC’s
largest 1-day celebration of live music.
Event date Jun. 21.
www.matchny.makemusicday.org.
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
This week: Myp Kaplan & Friends, The
Funniest People I Met This Month,
Here’s the Thing..., My First Time: A
Stand Up and Storytelling Show
-Happy Place Comedy-Stand-up comedy, 9 pm Apr. 19
-QED Presents: All star stand up comedy 7:30 pm Apr. 20
-Shame! Stand-up comedy 9:30 pm
Apr. 20
-Movies R Dumb Presents “Reefer
Madness” (MST3K-style riffing on
awful movies) 11 pm Apr. 20
-Odd Rock Comedy Hour musical comedy showcase 7:30 pm Apr. 21

-Death & Aging: Special Effects
Makeup Through The Ages special FX
makeup class. 12 pm Apr. 21
-Embroidery for Beginners 12 pm Apr.
21
-Date Night: Adult stand-up comedy in
the back; kids’ arts & crafts in the
front. 6:30 pm Apr. 22
-Greetings from Florida stand-up comedy 8 pm Apr. 22
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Queens
Community Builder Award to Steve
Vazquez. Tickets start at $100. Queens
Community House, May 2, 6-8 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.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
-Mobile office hours Forest Hills Library
108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills Apr 26,
5:30-7 pm for more info 718-738-1111
Aviation Job Fair Vaughn College
(Hangar), 86-01 23 Ave, East Elmhurst.
Apr 20, 10 am-2 pm.
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
718.286.3000.
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing. Apr
19, 10:30 am
-Vaisakhi Celebration Hosted by BP
Katz. RSVP at www.queensbp.org/rsvp.
Apr 18, 6 pm.
-Climate Scientist to discuss Climate
Change Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
with the Interfaith Community Action
Committee, Central Queens Y, Cultural
Arts & Jewish Heritage. Scientist from
Queens College environmental discussion
on Earth Day. The Last Time It got This
Hot On Earth: A Climate Scientist Looks
Back and Then Forward to a Sustainable
Future. Forest Hills Jewish Center. 106-
06 Queens Blvd. Apr 22, 3 pm
108th Community Council Meeting
Sunnyside Community Services 43-31
39th Street, Ground Floor, Sunnyside,
Apr 24, 7 pm
United Forties Civic Assoc., Inc. St.
Teresa’s Parish Center 50-22 44th St.,
Woodside. Parking off 44th St. Apr 19, 7
pm
114 Precinct Community Council
monthly meeting at Riccardo’s By The
Bridge, 21-01 24 Ave. Astoria, 7:00 pm
Apr. 24
Community Education Council
District 24
-Three vacancies on CEC 24, two elected & 1 Borough President appointee,
for parents of PreK to 8th grade D24
students. CCECinfo@schools.nyc.gov
or email CEC24@schools.nyc.giv for
info. Deadline Apr. 20 for applications.
Assembly Member Catherine Nolan
mobile office at Court Square Library, 25-
01 Jackson Ave. LIC 4-6 pm Apr. 19

Hermes Expo Exclusive networking
opportunities. Register & order tickets at
hermesexpo.com B2B meetings for businesses & professionals by appt. Panel discussion, concert, networking reception,
mini product & services exhibit. St.
Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. 3-8
pm April 26
Homelessness talk with author of ”Our
Invisible Neighbors” www.cateringforthehomeless.com 7 pm at Sunnyside
Library 2:30 pm Apr. 7 & 3 pm at Middle
Village Library on Apr. 21
Hurricane Relief with Trinity
Lutheran Church Lenten Denial
Funds to go to Food for the Poor: provides emergency care in Caribbean, S.
America; currently helping Puerto Rico
hurriane victims. Contribute online or
via pew envelope; coin envelopes at
back of church. Info at foodforthepoor.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.
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 Summit to discuss LIC’s changing
landscape with city, state & local officials
& business civic leaders at Museum of
the Moving Image ($175/$200/$300)
www.longislandcityqueens.com for info.
8 am - 2 pm June 19
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 www.queensny.org
-NELP Small Business Legal Clinic
(free) 3:00 pm Apr. 18
-Minority & Women-Owned Business
Certification Workshop. Noon Apr. 18
-Taking The Next Step: From Home
Kitchen to Incubator. 6-8 pm at The
Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37 St. LIC
($30) Must RSVP. Apr. 24
-Business Banking Workshop at
Queens College 12:00 pm Apr. 25
Queens Night Market in Flushing
Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays,
starting April 21. Sponsers welcome.
For more info, visit queensnightmarket.com.
-Vendor Application now open at
http://bit.ly/qnm-vendor-2018, or email
vendor@queensnightmarket.com.
-Interested performers may apply by

writing to performer@queensnightmarket.com.
-Small business seminars, visit online
for more info
We Love Whitestone town meeting at
Holy Trinity School (basement) 14-45
143 St. www.welovewhitestone.com
7:30 pm Apr. 18

DINE/DANCE/FUNDRAISERS:

Astoria Social hosts Old Astoria
Neighborhood Assn. (OANA)
Fundraiser & welcome Arcadia Bar &
Kitchen. 7-9 pm 12-21 Astoria Blvd.
info@oana.com www.astoriasocial.com Apr. 19
Italian Charities of America 83-02
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst. For more info
call 718.478.3100. Dinner Dances; Flea
Markets.
27th Hermes Expo International
Event Details: Mini Food Show,
Boutique Booth Exhibit, Networking
Opportunities, Luncheon with
Presentations The Arts Ballroom 1324
Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
-Luncheon Featured Speaker: Jim
Marketos, Esq., Partner, Berliner,
Corcoran & Rowe, LLP “Christopher
Columbus: A Greek Nobleman: for info
610-202-3614 or aphrodite@hermesexpo.com www.hermesexpo.com Register
to attend. Apr 25, 11 am-5:30 pm
-Hellenic/Harlem & Havana Blues,
Preceded by a Taste of Hellas: A
Mediterranean Palette Trade Portal St.
Peter’s Church at Citycorp Apr 26
Reflections of New York 2018 Gala at
The Plaza Hotel 6:30 pm for The
Association of Community
Employment Programs for the
Homeless.Ssanches@ACEnewyork.org
for tix. ($1,250) May 23

HEALTH:

American-Italian Cancer Foundation
Mobile, No-Cost Digital Mammograms
& Clinical Breast Exams Screening
Program. No co-pays 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).
-122-20 Merrell St. Jamaica, hosted by
Christ Church International, Apr. 22
Blood Donation Opportunities for Red
Cross Month Make an appointment by
downloading the free Red Cross Blood
Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or
calling 1.800.733.2767
Elmhurst Hospital: Experts Discuss the
Impact of Climate Change on Public
Health 79-01 Broadway (Auditorium,
Rm. A1-22) Elmhurst Info: 718-334-1259
www.nychealthandhospitals.org/elmhurst/globalhealthinstitute Apr 20, 9-11 am
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 718.497.1630.
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.
Walk for Kids’ Growth & Festival For
kids with growth disorders. Flushing
Meadows Corona Park. 3-mile fun-walk;
live entertainment; resource/display
booths; giveaways, face-painting, carnival games, more.Sponsors, exhibitors,
walkers and/or donors needed.
www.walkforkidsgrowth.org.
Apr. 28,

HISTORICAL:

Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten
Ave, Fort Totten. For more info, call
718.352.1548 or email info@baysidehistorical.org.
-Earth Day Spring Clean-Up at the
Castle. Clearing out last year’s weeds.
Event is free. RSVP
https://www.baysidehistorical.org/even
ts. Apr 22, 10 am-2 pm.
Queens County Farm Museum 73-50
Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park.

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
Addabbo Spring Mobile Office
Hours At Local Libraries Rego Park
Library 91-31 63 Drive; Apr 19,
Forest Hills Library 108-19 71 Ave Apr
26,
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests
Queens Library card required. Central
Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica.
Fridays, 9am-12pm.
Public Budget Hearing For Fiscal Year
2019 Library’s funding priorities
speakers may sign up upon arrival.
Online and by mail from April 20 to
May 20. Central Library 89-11 Merrick
Blvd., Jamaica Apr 19, 6 pm
Financial Literacy for Teens Register
online. Visit site for more details.
-Paying for College. Kew Gardens
Hills, Apr 24.
-Goal Setting. Elmhurst, Sunnyside,
Fresh Meadows, Corona, and Kew
Gardens Hills, Apr 13-26.
-Savings and Banking. Cambria
Heights, Jackson Heights, and Bayside,
Apr 18-25.
-Credit Cards and Scores. Fresh
Meadows, Apr 23.
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.
Jamaica Food Entrepreneurship and
Services Training Space (FEASTS)
Free program, now accepting applications for spring 2018. Apply online.
Registration deadline is Apr 20, 5 pm.

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events. Visit
www.alleypond.com to register. 228-06
Northern Blvd, Douglaston. www.alleypond.com
This Week: Toddler Tales-10 Little
Rubber Ducks, APEC Adventure Time-
Furry Friends, Page Turners Book Circle,
-Student Solar Competition - deadline
May 15 for student teams to sign up.
-Queens County Bird Club Presents
“Birding by Ear on Long Island: Spring
Warbler Songs” (free). Light refreshments served. For more info visit
www.qcbirdclub.org. Apr 18, 8 pm.
APEC’s Annual Green Gala Pre-register
by visiting www.alleypond.com/gala
Terrace on the Park 52-11 111th St
Flushing. Adults $150 per person.
Evening of cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and a 50/50 cash raffle.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Events for more info call 718.760.6565
www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushingmeadows-corona-park/events
-Cherry Blossom Festival Outdoor festival with Japanese drums, tea ceremony,
and blossoms. Apr 21, 11 am to 1 pm
-Earth Day Hike with Urban Park
Rangers Registration required Apr. 22, 10
to 11:30 am
-Earth Day Weeding and Spring Planting
Meadow Lake Boathouse Volunteer stewardship Apr 22 and Apr 28, 10 to 2 pm
-Cherry Blossom Festival Cherry
Blossom Grove next to NYS Pavilion,
west side Apr 21, 11 am to 1 pm
-City Nature Challenge Photograph and
tally up our varieties of wildlife and wild
plants Apr 27 to Apr 30
Jamaica Bay Events & Programs All
events at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,
Broad Channel unless stated otherwise.
Volunteering opportunities also available,
contact timothy_farrell@nps.gov for
more info.
-Tours of Hangar B at Floyd Bennett
Field. Open house on Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Saturdays, 9 am-4 pm.
Ranger-led tours on Sundays, 2-4 pm.
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag check is
not provided. Open to all ages, experience
levels, walkers, strollers & dogs, all welcome! Saturdays, 9 am.
Soccer First Kicks Program for ages 3-
6, $195, 10-11 am. Development League
Spring Season, $235, ages 6-13, 12-3 pm
Sundays
Stargazing Floyd Bennett Field
Community Gardens Apr 20, 8-10 pm
Expire, Learn, and Protect! Junior
Ranger Day Apr 21, 10 am - 3 pm
Herbal Salves Floyd Bennett Field -
Ryan Visitor Center Apr 21, 2 pm
Square Foot/Vertical Gardening Floyd

Bennett Field -Community Gardens, Row
A Gazebo Apr 22, 10 am - 11: 30 am
Nature Journaling-Spring Edition Apr
28, 10 am- 1 pm
Peak Spring Migration Bird Walk Apr
28, 11 am -12:30 pm
April Arts Lab: Cloud Study Apr 28, 1-
3 pm
Sign Painting Floyd Bennett Field
Community Gardens Row A Gazebo
RSVP 917-446-3764, or fbgagardengal@optonline.net by Apr 20 for Apr 28,
2 pm
Springtime Hike at Breezy Point Fort
Tilden, Bldg 1; Carpool to Breezy Point
Apr 29, 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Please Eat the Daisies Floyd Bennett
Field Community Gardens, Apr 29, 2 pm
Woodcock Moon Prowl Apr 29, 7-8:30
pm
Volunteer Opportunities Clean Up
Jamaica Bay Spring Spruce Jamaica
Bay Wildlife Refuge Apr 22, 11 am - 2 pm
Hamilton Beach Spring Spruce
Hamilton Beach Park Apr 28, 10 am - 12
pm
USTA Youth Tennis Leagues at USTA
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,
Flushing Meadows Corona Park. ($350
for 6 weeks) Sundays 6-8 Register at
www.youthtennisleagues.com or 914-
872-5639 for info. Starts Apr. 15.

SCHOOLS:

Ascension Forest Hills EasterFest P.S.
101 2 Russell Place, Forest Hills.
-50th Anniv. Jubilee for class of 1968 at
CTK and Royals Cafe.call CK Alumni
718.366.7400 X272 ($68) 5:30 pm Apr.
21
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.
Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League Baseball
& Hockey Registration Ages 4-15.
Thursdays 7-8 pm and Sundays 10 am-12
pm. DG Building, 149-50 15 Rd,
Whitestone. Register online at
www.dwarfgiraffe.com or call
718.746.1539.
Long Island City HS 30-year reunion at
Republic, Save The Date! 33-29 Astoria
Blvd. ($40) 8-11 pm May 12
St. Agnes HS 110th Anniversary Mass
at St. Fidelis 1 pm; celebration 2 pm in St.
Agnes auditorium. www.stagneshs.org or
110years@stagnes.org ($110/$50 guest.
Full admission includes raffle ticket) Apr.

21
Summer Internship Alley Pond
Environmental Center for high school
sophomores, juniors and seniors. For
more info call 718.229.4000 ext. 211 or
email kwilding@alleypond.com.
Summer Internships: LIFESCI NYC
Internship program seeks hosts for college and grad students interested in Life
Sciences careers! Application for hosts at
bit.ly/LifeSciNYCHostApp. Call (609)
480-8742 for more info.

SENIORS:

Met Council’s Project Metropair:
Free Home Repairs Svcs incl: bathtub
grab bars, smoke & carbon 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,NY10017,
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
Breaking Ground: Homeless Get help
for yourself, family, or someone in need
on the street. Call 311 to access shelter
service or send for a mobile outreach
team. For more info visit www.breakingground.org.
Business Assistance Calendar For business owners seeking assistance in skills.
www.queensbp.org.
Catholic Migration Services Free legal
advice offered at the end of their Queens
tenants monthly meeting. St. Sebastion
Parish Center, 39-60 57 St, Woodside.
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
Department of City Planning Has created a short video explaining how zoning
rules in the floodplain can help reduce
flood risks and support the city’s longterm vitality. Write to resilientneighborhoos@planning.nyc.gov or visit
www.nyc.gov/floodtextupdate for more
info.
Department of Consumer Affairs:
NYC Free Tax Prep Visit
www.nyc.gov/taxprep.
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. Walk-ins 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 concering 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 visit nyc.gov/bizcomplianceconsult
or call 311.
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 2014.
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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