2013-05-08 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts.

Send info to qgazette@aol.com, or 42- 16 34th Ave, Astoria, 11101 TWO FULL WEEKS prior to the event Dates & times are subject to changeRecurring events are online only.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

CLUBS

Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club
Second Annual Scholarship Dinner
Verdi’s, 149-58 Cross Island Parkway,
Whitestone May 9, 6 pm
Bella Italia Mia: Touring Italy ($5/
$7nm) Christ the King HS, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village. Info
718.426.1240.
May 19, noon (May 12 meeting CANCELLED for Mother’s Day)
Clinton Democratic Club Mtg. w/
Parks Comm. Dorothy Lewandowski
Vallone & Vallone LLP, 25-59 Francis
Lewis Blvd, Flushing • May 15, 7 pm
Dutch Kills Civic Assn. Growing Up
Green, 39-37 28 St • May 9, 7:30 pm
Flushing Camera Club
Flushing Hospital, Auditorium, 146-01
45 Ave (enter Burling St), 718.749.
0643, www.flushingcameraclub.org.
1st, 3rd & 5th Weds, 7:15 pm
-Quick Enhancements in Elements;
Image Editing • May 15
United Community Civic Assn.
(UCCA) Non-partisan Mayoral
Candidates Forum Lexington School,
74-20 25 Ave, Jackson Heights. Info,
moderator Costa Constantinides
917.716.4540 • May 16, 6-9:30 pm
United Forties Civic Assn. St.
Teresa’s Parish Ctr., 50-22 44 St,
Woodside.
May 9, 7 pm
VFW 4787 Mtg. 19-12 149 St,
Whitestone • May 13, 8 pm
Vietnam Veterans of America Mtg.
19-12 149 St, Whitestone•May 31, 8
pm

COMMUNITY BOARDS, EDUC. &
PCT.

Community Bd. 5: Become a Bike
Planner Maspeth HS, 54-40 74 St
May 11, 11 am-2 pm
Community Bd. 7 Union Plaza Care
Ctr., 33-23 Union St, Flushing.
May 13, 7 pm
Queens Borough Bd. Mtg. Borough
President’s Conference Room, 2nd Fl.
May 13, 5:30 pm

GENERAL INTEREST

Adult Protective Svcs. For 18 years or
older, mentally/physically impaired;
abused, neglected or exploited. Call 311;
212.630.1853 or www.nyc.gov/apsrefer.
Asian Heritage Celebration at
LaGuardia Community College (free)
Performers from China, Japan,
Philippines. Cobblestone Courtyard & EAtrium,

31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC.
May 8, 2-4:30 pm
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
Forever Graffiti Free Form may be
completed and submitted electronically at www.nyc.gov/graffitifreeNYC
Hoppin’ Thursdays in Sunnyside
Special deals and discounts every Thurs.
in May. Visit sunnysideshines.org for list
of participating businesses. Participants
can enter sweepstakes for flat screen TV,
iPad mini or a Kindle Fire.
Jewish Guild Healthcare Vision problems, hearing issues, etc. Info
212.769.6263, www.guildhealth.org.
Job Fair, Expert Human Resources
Panel Connect-to-Care, at Central
Queens Y, 67-09 108 St, Forest Hills.
Bring resumes & dress for success. Info,
register 718.224.0566 • May 8, 10 am-2
pm
Job Fair By Sen. Peralta & Elmcor
Career Pathways. Bring plenty resumes,
professional attire recommended. St.
Paul the Apostle Parish hall, 98-16 55
Ave, Corona • May 11, 10 am-1 pm
Peaceable Kingdom w/ guests
Filmmakers James LaVeck & Jenny
Stein, film subject Harold Brown. Christ
the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave,
Middle Village • May 10, 7 pm (free)
Post Sandy Job Fair By Sen. Addabbo.
Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway
Blvd, So. Ozone Pk. Info, register:
www.PostSandyJobFair.org.
May 14, 9 am-3 pm
Queens Business Expo & Breakfast
Sponsorships, exhibit, ad, networking
opportunities. Resorts World Casino
NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica.
May 8, 8 am-2 pm
Queens Taste 2013 All attendees will
receive special Mets ticket offer.
Borough’s best food, drinks, fun and networking. Vendor, sponsorship opportunities. Caesar’s Club at Citi Field. Info, tix
queensny.org/qedc/queenstaste,
718.263.0546 x15, 718.898.8500.
May 14, 6-9 pm
Summer Youth Employment Program
Applications now avail. for ages 14-24
for summer employment. Info
800.246.4646 or
www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/ summer_ youth_ employment.shtml.
May 10 deadline for application
Veterans Week at LaGuardia
Community College (free) Veteran’s
Resource Fair, Room E-500, 501, above
address, info & RSVP email
vets@lagcc.cuny.edu, 718.482.5386 •
May 8, noon-4 pm

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FLUSHING TOWN HALL
Northern Blvd & Linden Pl, 718.463.

7700, www.flushingtownhall.org.
-Queens Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony; de
Falla’s El Amor Brujo, conducted by
Constantine Kitsopoulos.
718.570.0909
May 10, 7:30 pm (free, no reserv’s.)
-Annual Tap Extravaganza ($20/
$15m/ $10 students ID) • May 11, 8 pm
-Aaron Copland School of Music
Guerrilla Arts Ensemble ($5 sugg.)
May 12, Jun 23; 2 pm
-Jazz Clinic (free) High School age +
Jun 5, 5-7 pm
-Jazz Jam $10/free: performers, members, students • Jun 5; 7-10 pm
LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY
COLL.
31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7244,
www.laguardia.edu/acereg.
-NYC’s Rising Stars (benefit; $35/ $50-
tix incl. evening of Q&A w/ Tommy
Tune, May 23) Musicians, actors,
dancers from Juilliard, NYU Tisch, &
more.
May 11, 8 pm
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING
IMAGE 35 Ave & 36 St, Astoria,
718.784.0077, 718.777.6800,
www.mov ingimage.us.
-Spectacle: The Music Video ($6-
$12)
To Jun 16
-Play This Music Loud! series: •
Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night, May 11,
12; 2 pm • Rolling Stones: Gimme
Shelter, May 11, 5 pm • The Who:
Quadrophenia, May 12, 5 pm • The
Band: The Last Waltz, May 18, 6 pm •
The Band: The Last Waltz, May 18, 6
pm & May 19, 6:30 pm
NOGUCHI MUSEUM ($10/ $5 seniors, student ID/ $0 under 12, NYC
public H.S. ID) 9-01 33 Rd, LIC,
718.204.7088, www.noguchi.org.
First Fridays (pay what you wish)
Evening hours (5-8 pm) art discussions, films, cash bar
QUEENS COLLEGE
65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing,
718.997.5000, www.qc.cuny.edu.; Tix
Kupferbergcenter.org.
Anthropology Museum of the People
of New York and Armenian Center
Gallery 64-19 Kissena Blvd, Kissena
Hall, Mezzanine, Flushing,
718.428.5650 •Ladies From Your
Past Exhibit Rosenthal Library
Rotunda, 65-20 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing. Opening May 17, 7 pm ( thru
Sept 30) •Video of the Month series
Thurs 2 pm May 30
Aaron Copland School of Music: QC
Opera Studio; QC Orchestra; QC
Choral Society, faculty, student
ensembles, alumni, guests (Donation
suggested for unticketed events) Daily
schedule www.qc. cuny.edu/music,
718.997.3800.
Queens Symphony Orchestra (QSO)
(free, no reservations) Gershwin
Concerto in F; Tchaikovsky’s 5th
Symphony, conducted by Constantine
Kitsopoulos • May 8, 7:30 pm, LeFrak
Concert Hall. 718.570.0909
Queens Symphony Orchestra’s
Annual Gala (intimate dinner, music)

Cohen Library Atrium, 65-30 Kissena
Blvd, Flushing • May 29: 6:30 pmcocktails, 7:30 pm-dinner, 9 pm-concert QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART
Flushing Meadows Park, 718.592.
9700, www.queensmuseum.org.
-Queens International 2013 Open
Call Submit Proposal for Queens residents or workers. Art, literature, performers, impresarios, makers of all
trades.
May 12: Deadline (for exhibition Oct
2013-Feb 2014)
May 19: Proposal Slam (5 min. public
presentations of proposals. Applicants
can socialize, network. RSVP submissions@queensmuseum.org)
QUEENS THEATRE
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
www.queenstheatre.org, 718.760.0064.
-The 2013 Gala, a Movable Musical
Feast Honoring Cncl. Van Bramer,
Emmy-winner Robert Wuhl.
Sponsorships avail, 718.760.0686
x106. Tix on sale now • Jun 17
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Performing Arts Ctr.,
222-05 56 Ave, Bayside. Info, tix
718.631.6311, www.visitqpac.org.
-QCC Dance Program Spring
Concert ($5) Feat. choreography by
Paul Taylor • May 9, 10; 8 pm
-Oratorio Society of Queens ($30/
$25 seniors, student ID/ $10 12 and
under) May 19, 4 pm
-Weekend series for children ($12/
$40 series/ $10 groups of 20+) Tix
Plaza Theatricals, 516.599.6870,
www.plaza theatrical.com: Dora the
Explorer: Pirate Adventure
-Queens Symphonic Band (QSB) Has
openings for all woodwinds & brass.
Rehearsals Weds 7:30-9:30 pm. Info
718.340.8324, email phlzy@aol.com.
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 718.956.
9819, wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
-2013 Season launch: Do It (Outside)
and installations by Toshihiro Oki,
Heather Rowe, Chitra Ganesh
May 12, 2-6 pm
YORK COLLEGE MUSIC
Concerts almost daily, Info: Music @
York College. Performing Arts Center
(PAC) 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd,
Jamaica, 718-262-2000
-Dreamgirls ($10/ $15/ $20) • To May
12 (7 pm & matinees)

ARTS OTHER

Astoria Jazz Band Carol Sudhalter’s
Astoria Big Band tribute to Louis
Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie Sunnyside
Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman
Ave, May 11, 7 pm.
Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet ($15
online/ $18 door) Two hours traffic
adaptation, directed by Art Director
Lenny Banovez; music by Brooklyn
based Dead Leaf Echo. Secret Theater,
LiC. Tix, info www.TITANtheatre
company.com • To May 12
Secret Weapons of Fat Destruction
($25/ $22 students, seniors/ group

rates) Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside, 718.729.
3880 • May 10 - Jun 23
Some Girls by Neil LaBute ($18/ $15
local, students, seniors; Weds BOGO
free; Thurs pay what you can)
Variations Theatre Group, Chain
Theatre, 21-18 45 Rd, LIC,
646.580.6003 • To May 18
Timeless Sounds of the Soul...and
Love ($40 donation for Greek children
with cancer) Chian House, 44 St &
Broadway, Astoria, 718.932.4097.
May 12, 5 pm
Totem by Cirque du Soleil ($55-
$140) Citi Field, 126-01 Roosevelt
Ave, Flushing • To May 12

HEALTH

Central Queens YM&YWHA 67-09
108 Street, Forest Hills, 718-268-5011,
www.cqy.org.
-Jews in Postwar Germany (free)
Assoc. Prof. of German at Sarah
Lawrence to discuss • May 13, 1:30 pm
No-Cost Digital Mammograms and
Clinical Breast Exams American-Italian
Cancer Foundation, regularly comes to
various communities. Women age 40+,
annual. Call for info and appointment
near you (required) 877.628.9090.
-First Baptist Church of Corona, 100-10
Astoria Blvd, E. Elmhurst • May 11, 9-5
-Multi Diagnostic Svcs, 139-16 91 Ave,
Jamaica • May 12, 9 am-5 pm
-RFK High School, 75-40 Parsons Blvd,
Flushing • May 17, 9 am-5 pm
-Firehouse Health Ctr., 89-56 162 St,
Jamaica • May 22, 9 am-5 pm
Samuel Field Y’s Golf Classic North
Shore Country Club. To participate or
support, call 718.225.6750 x238 or
www.sfy.org/events/golf • May 13
Team TSA (Tourette’s Syndrome)
National Awareness 5K Walk/Run
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Live
entertainment, American Idol contestant
David Pittman, comedian Chelsea White.
Sponsorship DEADLINE May 20, call
718224.2999 x256 or email michelle.staley@ tsa-usa.org. Register www.tsausa.org/teamtsa • Jun 23, 10 am

HISTORICAL

GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 35-20 Broadway, 4th
floor, LIC, 718.278.0700, www.astorialic.org.
-Ragtime (1981) (free) Popcorn, hot
chocolate • May 11, 1 pm
KING MANOR MUSEUM
King Park, Jamaica Ave at 153 St,
Jamaica, 718.206.0545, www.kingmanor.org. Tours & school/group programs, Thurs- Sun.
-Race, Class & Violence: The New
York Draft Riots of 1863 St. John’s
Univ., campus location TBD.
Reservations 718.206.0545 x13, email
programs@kingmanor.org.
QUEENS HISTORICAL SOC.

Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave,
Flushing. 718.939.0647 x17.
www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.
-Amusement Parks of NY & LI ($5m/
$8nm) An Illustrated Lecture w/
Marisa L. Berman May 19, 2:30-4:30
pm

QUEENS LIBRARY

Queens Library system
Call 718.990.0700, or visit www.queen
slibrary.org for program info and
MANY more events near you.
BROADWAY BRANCH 40-20
Broadway, Astoria, 718.721.2462.
-Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off:
Composting Sat 1-3 pm (frozen food
scraps: fruit & veg scraps, coffee grounds
& filters, tea bags, eggshells, nutshells,
bread, pasta-no toppings. Please no meat,
dairy, bones, or oily foods)
-TORCH-Teen Outreach Reproductive
CHallenge • May 8, 4 pm
-Cinco de Mayo, Traditional Music &
Dance of Veracruz by Radio Jarocho
May 11, 3pm
LONG ISLAND CITY 37-44 21 St,
LIC, 718.752.3700
-Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off:
Composting Saturdays, 1-3pm (see
Broadway Branch for info)
-Storytime ages 6-10 • Weds, May 8; 5
pm (registration each week req’d)
-Job Search Strategies Find websites,
apply online, follow up. Pre-Register.
May 10, 1:30 pm
-Microsoft Excel In Spanish Age 16+
May 11, 3pm; 5/18; 5/25. Pre-Register,
MUST attend all sessions
-Green Film Series: Fresh
May 13, 6:30 pm
-Mastering Excel Spreadsheets, charts,
more. Basic computer skills, Pre-registration REQUIRED.
Tuesdays, May 14, 21, 28; 10 am
-Online Test Prep: interactive online
practice tests based on official exams
such as ACT, SAT and GED. For details,
and to
preregistration required 718.752.3700.
Weds, May 8, 4:30pm
STEINWAY BRANCH 21-45 31 Street,
718.728.1965
-Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off;
Composting (see Broadway)
Mondays, 8 am
-Eco-Crafts for Toddlers ages 2-5, w/
caregiver • Thurs, May 16; Jun 6, 20;
11:30 am
-Eco-Crafts ages 6-12 • Thurs May 16;
Jun 13, 27; 4 pm (reg for each session)
-Green Crafts for Teens
May 8; Jun 20; 4 pm
-The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray
Bradbury • May 13, 6:30 pm

PARKS & RECREATION

ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL
CTR. Pre-register for ALL events.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston,
718.229.4000, www.alleypond.com.

-Children’s Nature Programs (ages
18 months thru high school) weekdays,
weekend, after school, birthday parties, internships. Ongoing.
-Animal Care Trainee ($21) ages 8-12
May 11, 10 am-noon
-Apec Safari ($9) ages 6-11
May 11, 1-2 pm
CITYPARKS SENIOR FITNESS
Free Yoga & Tennis Lessons at
Astoria Park, Cunningham Park,
Flushing Meadows, Roy Wilkins
Park
Info call 718.760.6999 • To Jun. 21
QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
43-50 Main St, Flushing,
718.886.3800,
www.queensbotanical.org. (free adm.
after 4 pm Sun)
-Mother’s Day Weekend Picnic
May 11, 12
-Fish & Crushed Can Story Art
exhibit by Iandry Randriamandroso
To Jul 22
-QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral
Park. Info 718.347.FARM,
www.queens farm.org.

SCHOOL EVENTS, PROGRAMS

BAYSIDE HS 32-24 Corporal
Kennedy St, Bayside, 718.229.7600,
www.baysideshighschool.org.
Updated Student Programs: Digital
Art & Design; Music Performance &
Production; Environmental
Engineer ing & Technology;
Humanities & Nonprofit
Management; Computer
Programming & Web Design; Sports
Medicine & Management.
CUNY: NYC College Line
www.NYCCollegeLine.org. Constantly
updated info; Rapid support from professionals; readiness; admissions info;
financial aid; summer internships;
visit, join, or open online forums
LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY
COLL.
31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7244,
www.laguardia.edu/acereg.
-How to Complete the Common
Application, Review of the Essay
(free) Common application, accepted
by 300 colleges in the U.S., can be sent
online to multiple colleges. Register
online or by phone. Room number
given upon registration • May 8, 6-8
pm

SENIOR CENTERS, ACTIVITIES

(Full listing online, “Ongoing”)

AARP Chapter 2889 (Elmhurst/Rego
Park) NEW ADDRESS: Knights of
Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave,
Maspeth 718.672.9890. Meetings 1st
& 3rd Weds, 12 pm
-Speaker from Sanitation Dept, Iggy
Terranova • May 15
CITYPARKS SENIOR FITNESS
Free Yoga & Tennis Lessons at
Astoria Park, Cunningham Park,

Flushing Meadows, Roy Wilkins
Park
Info call 718.760.6999 • To Jun. 21
KEW GARDENS COMMUNITY
CTR. 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite
202, 718.268.5960
-Ballroom Dance lessons: cha-cha,
meringue, waltz, tango May 8, 22; 11
am
POMONOK SENIOR CENTER 67-09
Kissena Blvd, Flushing, 718.591.3377
-Knitting & Crochet Club Thurs, 1 pm
-Omkari Yoga mat or chair. Fri 9:30 am
-English Conversation Class Mon &
Thurs, 10 am-noon & 1-2:30 pm

ONGOING; ORGANIZATIONS

(* = newly added listings)

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

CLUBS

American Legion Post 298
30-61 87 St, East Elmhurst.
1st Mon, 8 pm
American Legion & Ladies Aux. Post
118 89-02 91st St, Woodhaven,
718.846.6116. • 2nd/3rd Mon, 8 pm
Clinton Democratic Club Mtg.
Vallone & Vallone LLP, 25-59 Francis
Lewis Blvd, Flushing, 718.428.7285.
Dutch Kills Civic Assn. Mtg.
Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-
37 28 St, LiC. Every 2nd Thurs, 7:30
pm (not Jan, Jul, Aug)
Environmental Protection Weekly
Pipeline Newsletter accepts announcements, feedback, suggestions newsletter@ dep.nyc.gov.
Federation of Italian American
Organizations of Queens 29-21 21
Ave, Astoria, 718.204.2444, www.italianfederation.com.
FDNY free fire safety presentations
Minimum two weeks notice required
718.281.3870.
Flushing Camera Club
Flushing Hospital, Auditorium, 146-01
45 Ave (enter Burling St), 718.749.
0643, www.flushingcameraclub.org.
1st, 3rd & 5th Weds, 7:15 pm (confirm
on website)
Greater Woodhaven Devel. Corp.
Mtg. St. Thomas the Apostle, 87-40
88 St, Woodhaven.
Every 4th Tues, 7:30 pm
Queens Best Toastmasters Club
Public Speaking / Effective
Communication. Elmhurst Hospital,
Conference Rm. A-1-15, 79-01
Broadway.
1st, 3rd, 5th Sat, 10 am - 12:15 pm
Rego Hills Republican Club 28th
A.D.
Sizzler Restaurant, 100-27
Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills,
718.275.6005. Every 3rd Tues, 7:30
pm
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce
Luncheons Dazies restaurant, 39-41

Queens Blvd, Sunnyside. Every 2nd
Tues, 12:30 pm.
United Forties Civic Assn. St Teresa
Parish Ctr., 50 Ave & 45 St, Woodside.
Every 2nd Thurs., 7 pm
VFW Post 4787 monthly meeting 19-12
149 St, Whitestone. Every 2nd & 4th
Mon.
VFW, John V. Daniels Jr. Post 2813
montly meeting 51-27 Queens Blvd,
Woodside, 718.335.0700. Every 3rd
Saturday, 2 pm.
Vietnam Veterans of America,
Queens Chapter 32 New location: 19-
12 149 St, Whitestone, 11357,
718.830.0037 (previously at 88-61 76
Ave, Glendale).
Whitestone Veterans Memorial Assn.
Is seeking donations for annual
Memorial Day Parade, checks payable
to Whitestone Veterans Memorial
Assn, American Legion, 10-20
Clintonville St, Whitestone, NY 11357.

COMMUNITY BOARDS, EDUC. &
PCT.

108th Precinct Community Cncl.
Mtg. Sunnyside Community Svcs., 43-
31 39 St, ground fl., Sunnyside.
110th Precinct Community Cncl.
Mtg. VFW 150, 51-11 108 St, Corona,
info 718.426.9112.
112th Precinct Community Cncl.
Mtg. 68-40 Austin St, Forest Hills.
Every 3rd Weds, 7:30 pm
114th Precinct Community Cncl.
Mtg. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01
24th Ave, LIC. Every 4th Tues, 7 pm
Community Bd. 1 Mtg. Info 718-626-
1021. Every 3rd Tues.
Community Bd. 2 Mtg. Sunnyside
Comm. Svcs., 43-31 39 St, Ground Fl.,
Sunnyside, info www.QueensCB.org,
718.533.8773 • Every 1st Thurs, 7 pm
Community Bd. 3 Board Mtg.
718.458.2707, www.cb3qn.nyc.gov.
Every 3rd Thurs (call for time and
location)
Community Bd. 4 Mtg. VFW Post
150, 51-11 108 St, Corona,
718.760.3141. Every 2nd Tues.
Community Bd. 5 Mtg: Christ the
King H.S. Cafeteria, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village
Community Bd. 6 Mtg. Kew Gardens
Community Center, 80-02 Kew
Gardens Rd, Ste. 202. Info
718.263.9250
Meets every 2nd Weds
Community Bd. 7 Mtg. 718.359.2800
Community Bd. 9 Mtg. For location
call 718.286.2686 • Every 2nd Tues.
Comm. Educ. Council 24 Mtg. Info.
718.418.8160, Glendale. Every 4th
Tues. location TBA.
Comm. Educ. Council Dist. 25 Mtg.
30-48 Linden Pl., Rm. 407, Flushing,
confirm 718.281.3786. Every 1st
Weds, 7 pm
Comm. Dist. Ed. Council 26 M.S. 67,
51-60 Marathon Pkwy, Room B44A,
Little Neck. Info 718.631.6927,
Bayside (meets monthly, call for info).

GENERAL INTEREST

AmericaWorks Recruiting, screening,
support. www.americaworks.com, 212.
599.5627.
Animal Shelter/Rescue (donations
always appreciated):
-Amazing Animals Rescue and
Adoptions Whitestone, 718.795.3880.
-Animal Rescue Pet adoptions,
718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425.
-Animal Lovers Rescue and
Adoptions Whitestone, 718.740.3076.
-Animals Can’t Talk 718.393.7535
-Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue &
Adoption Center, 71-03 80 St,
Glendale, 718.326.6070, www.bobbiandthe strays.org /Adopt.aspx.
-Francis’ Friends Astoria, 347.393.
3649
-Kitty Caretakers of Queens Astoria,
Long Island City, Sunnyside,
Woodside: 718-779-8402,
718.205.1792
-Loving Touch Rescue Flushing,
718.224.8629.
-Muffin’s Pet Connection Helps find
homes for pets. 718.833.7988 or
www.muffins.org.
-www.petfinder.com For further info
Business Assistance Calendar For business owners seeking assistance in skills.
www.queensbp.org.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Guide for
Businesses Queens Chamber of
Commerce, for local businesses
www.queenschamber.org.
*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
*Forever Graffiti Free Form may be
completed and submitted electronically at www.nyc.gov/graffitifreeNYC
Food Pantries (donate/ receive):
-BVM Help of Christians 70-31 48
Ave, Woodside, info 718.672.4848 x11
Thurs 9:30 am-noon
-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
*Forever Graffiti Free Form may be
completed and submitted electronically at www.nyc.gov/graffitifreeNYC
Immigration Legal Svcs, Free Cncl.
Weprin, 73-03 Bell Blvd, Oakland
Gdns. 1st Tues thru Jun. 4, 2013, 10
am-4 pm (by appointment, 718.468.
0137)
Jewish Guild Healthcare Vision problems, hearing issues, etc. Info
212.769.6263, www.guildhealth.org.
Jobs for New Yorkers Tens of thousands
of jobs on construction projects by Gov.
Cuomo. www.labor.ny.gov/ jobs/regional.

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NYC Recovers: Work Progress
Program Qualified service providers
needed to deliver program. Program
reimburses wages paid to hurricaneaffected residents age 16+. Visit
www.nyc.gov, NYC Recovers: Work
Progress link.
*Rapid Repairs From Hurricane Sandy
damage. Questions on completed work
can be addressed at 212.615.8366, email
RapidRepairsCare@recovery.nyc. gov.
Riders Alliance Organizing mass transit
riders for affordable fares, service
restoration, general improvements.
www.ridersny.org.
Queens Econ. Devel. Corp. Resources
for small business owners, entrepreneurs,
General Queens events. Info
718.263.0546, www.queensny.org/qedc/
Sunnyside Community Svcs.
-Assists in filing Food Stamps applications. 718.784.6173 x110.
-Free training to be Home Health Aide,
job placement. 718.784.6160 x338.
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
Taxi-Smart Card Alternative to Accessa Ride. City Dept. for the Aging and
Mayor’s Office for People with
Disabilities. Enrollee pays $12.50, for
$100 worth of rides, up to $437.50. Info
212.442.3026, 212.788.2830.
Workforce 1 Career Ctr, LaGuardia
Community College 29-10 Thomson
Ave, Rm C-400, 4th Fl. LiC,
718.609.2130, www.nyc.gov/workforce1. Workforce 1 Career Center, Queens
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl., Jamaica,
718.557.6755, www.nyc.gov/workforce1.

SUPPORT GROUPS

*Adult Protective Svcs. For 18 years or
older, mentally/physically impaired;
abused, neglected or exploited. Call 311;
212.630.1853 or www.nyc.gov/apsrefer.
Al-Anon 21-64 41 St, Astoria,
718.728.2948.
Co-Dependents Anonymous, Women
85-18 61 Rd, Rego Park,
718.805.1032. Fridays, 10 - 11:45 am
Domestic Violence 37-63 76 St,
Jackson Heights, 718.639.8370.
-Helping Hands for the Disabled: Be
a Friend Day Pair up for 3 hours w/ a
disabled person. 718.606.9712
(Every 3rd Sat)
Emotions Anonymous Victoria Congregational Church, 148 St & 87 Ave,
Briarwood, 718.938.8869.
Weds 7:30 pm
HANAC Western Queens Caregivers
Network For those caring for
Alzheimer’s, dementia, chronic illness

patients. Support, counseling, info,
referrals. 718.777.6941.
Jovenes (Youth) AA
www.jovenesqueensaa.com. 102- 08
Northern Blvd, Corona, 718.426.7467
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
Hearing testing, infants to seniors,
www.lexnyc.org, 718.350.3171.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental
Illness of Queens/Nassau)
Zucker Hillside Hosp., Sloman Aud., 266
St & 76 Ave, Glen Oaks, 718.347.7284.
Narcotics Anonymous
www.westernqueensna.org,
718.962.6244
OCA 85-18 61 Rd, Rego Park, www.
obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.org,
917.443.0355. Saturdays at 10:30 am
Overeaters Anonymous
www.queensoa.org
42-11 155 St, Flushing. Fridays
Queens Counseling Svcs. of
Foundation for Religion and Mental
Health 43-43 Bowne St, 1st fl.,
Flushing, 718.461.6393.
SMART Recovery
www.smartrecovery.org. 97-29 64 Rd,
Rego Park, 212.631.1198. Sundays
Strong Kids Campaign (YMCA)
238-10 Hillside Ave, Bellerose,
718.479.0505.
Women’s Support Group
Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne
St, Flushing, info & reg. 718.461.6393.
Alternating Thurs, 10 am

ARTS

BARNES & NOBLE 176-60 Union
Tpke, Fresh Meadows, 718.380.7077.
-Open Mic Poetry (2nd Mon)
-Weekly Storytimes (Sat only, 11 am)
FLUSHING TOWN HALL
Northern Blvd & Linden Pl,
718.463.7700, www.flushingtownhall
.org.
-Jazz Clinic (free) High School age +
First Weds, 5-7 pm • Apr 3 (May 1, Jun
5)
-Jazz Jam ($10/ free for performers,
members, students) First Weds thru
June, 7-10 pm
LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC.
718.482.5055, www.lagcc.cuny.edu/
www.laguardiaperformingarts.org.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE (40
min. tours $10/$7 seniors, students,
children/ $0m, children under 4) 34-
56 107 St, Corona, group rates:
718.478.8274. www.LouisArmstrong
House.org.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC,
718.784.2084.
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING
IMAGE 35 Ave & 36 St, Astoria,
718.784.0077, 718.777.6800,
www.mov ingimage.us.
NOGUCHI MUSEUM ($10/ $5 seniors, student ID/ $0 under 12, NYC
public H.S. ID) 9-01 33 Rd, LIC,
718.204.7088, www.noguchi.org.
-Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi’s
Studio Practice Artist-in-Residence
weekends
-Open Studio ($5) • 1st Sun

-Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonne
Online: www.catalogue.noguchi.org.
QUEENS COLLEGE 65-30 Kissena
Blvd, Flushing, 718.997.5000.
Aaron Copland School of Music
Concerts almost daily, info
718.997.3800
-QC Opera Studio; QC Orchestra;
QC Choral Society, faculty, student
ensembles, alumni, guests (Donation
suggested) Daily schedule www.qc.
cuny.edu/music, 718.997.3800.
-Chamber Music Live series ($95
subscription/free for students, faculty,
staff of QC w ID) LeFrak Concert
Hall, info, reservations 718.997.3802.
To May 10, 10 am-12 pm
-Godwin-Ternbach Museum 405
Klapper Hall, 718.997.4747, www.
qcpages. qc. cuny.edu/ godwin- ternbach/. Anthropology Museum of the People
of New York and Armenian Center
Gallery 64-19 Kissena Blvd, Kissena
Hall, Mezzanine, Flushing,
718.428.5650 -Video of the Month
series Thurs 2 pm May 30.
QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART
Flushing Meadows Park, 718.592.
9700, www.queensmuseum.org.
-World’s Fair Panorama of NYC
Ongoing
-Drop-in Family Workshops (free)
Second Sundays 1:30-4:30 pm
-Metlife Foundation Second Sundays
for Families
-Free Museum Tours Sun. 2, 3, 4 pm
QUEENS THEATRE
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
www.queenstheatre.org, 718.760.0064.
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Performing Arts Ctr.,
222-05 56 Avenue Bayside. Info, tix
718.631.6311, www.visitqpac.org.
Weekend series for children:
($12/ $40 series/ $10 groups of 20+)
Tix Plaza Theatricals, 516.599.6870,
www.plaza theatrical.com.
Wizard of Oz To Apr 27; Dora the
Explorer: Pirate Adventure Apr 27.
Queens Symphonic Band (QSB) Has
openings for all woodwinds & brass.
Rehearsals Weds 7:30-9:30 pm. Info
718.340.8324, email phlzy@aol.com.
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 718.956.
9819, wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
YORK COLLEGE MUSIC
Concerts almost daily, Info: Music @
York College. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer
Blvd, Jamaica, 718-262-2000

ARTS OTHER

Astoria Symphony Orchestra
Diamond Concert Season (2012-13;
Season tickets $65/ $25 door each concert/ $20 door/ $15 student, senior/ under
12 free. $5 extra at door) St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church, 43-19 30 Ave, Astoria,
www.astoriamusic.org
To Jun 2, 2013
Calpulli Music Mexican accordion
class ($10 adults/ donation age 10-18)
Astoria School of Fine Arts, 38-01 23
Ave, 2nd Fl., Astoria, 718.507.2617.

Greek Theatre Workshop for
Children, Teens (8-18 yrs; lessons in
Greek; $60/month) 26-80 30 St, Astoria.
Sundays 11:30 am-1 pm thru May 2013
Green Space dance studio, 37-24 24 St,
LiC
Laughing Devil Comedy Club Live
comedy acts, open mic, Weds-Sun 47-
38 Vernon Blvd, LIC, 347.91.DEVIL,
www.LaughingDevil.com • Devil
Science Theater 3K ($5) Thurs, 10:30
pm, www.DST3K.com • She-Devils
($20) Sun, 8 pm.
Laughing Devil Development Stage
Open mic, writing workshops, sketches, improv. Bread Box Cafe, 47-11 11
St, LIC • Thurs 6 & 8 pm
Secret Theatre Musicals, 44-02 23 St,
LIC, tix www.secrettheatre.com.
-Children’s Musicals, altern. Sat 2 pm
($10 children/ $15 adults/ $40 family,
4 tix) Pirate Pete’s Parrot / Dotty’s Dot
Thalia Spanish Theatre 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside,
718.729.3880
-Bilingual Theatre / Movement for
children workshop • Clases de
Actuacion, Movimiento y Baile
Bilingue para ninos ($150, discount
for siblings) • Apr 6-Jun 22

FREE HOURS OR SUGGESTED
DONATION MUSEUMS:

Flushing Town Hall (gallery)
Jamaica Center for Arts and
Learning: (Gallery free at all times)
King Manor Museum
MoMA PS1
Museum of the Moving Image:
(free Fridays 4-8 pm)
Noguchi Museum:
(First Fridays, pay what you wish)
Queens County Farm Museum
Queens Museum of Art
Sculpture Center

HEALTH

CENTRAL QUEENS YM&YWHA
67-09 108 Street, Forest Hills, 718-
268-5011, www.cqy.org.
-Play Gym Pre-register
-Ballet Classes w. Yana Volkova, Mon
and Fri, ages 5-12, info x500 or e-mail
dberman@cqy.org. Register now.
MOUNT SINAI QUEENS Free health
events at various locations, registration required, 718.267.4333, (registration and more events www.mshq.org/
events).
NO-COST DIGITAL MAMMOGRAMS and Clinical Breast Exams
American-Italian Cancer Foundation.
Regularly comes to various communities.
For women age 40+, annual recommended. Call for info and appointment near
you (required) 877.628.9090.
SAMUEL FIELD Y
Programs: Adult Ctr., Afterschool,
learning disabled, singles, parents,
space for parties. 58-20 Little Neck
Pkwy, Little Neck, 718.225.6750

www.sfy.org.
-Early Childhood Program ages 2-5
Bay Terrace, 212-00 23 Ave, Bayside,
Bradley Richman, 718.423.6111 (registration ongoing)
-Ongoing program for developmentally disabled children (ages 3-5; join
any time):
-Monday Magic: Learn & Play ($5 per
family) Bay Terrace Center, 212-00
23rd Ave, Bayside, 718.423.6111.
Mon 3-4:30 pm
-Gym and Creative Exploration ($5 per
family) Little Neck, Weds 3-4:30 pm
-Wednesday Night Singles ($7m/
$10nm refreshments included)
Reservations, info Ilene Yair 718.225.
6750 x236. 2nd, 4th Weds, 7 - 9 pm
-Partner Abuse Counseling Program
Support, referrals to shelter and legal
svcs. Ongoing

HEALTH OTHER

Blood Donors Needed (Especially ONegative) To donate or organize a
drive, call NYCB 800.933.2566,
www.nybloodcenter.org.
No-cost Breast Cancer Screenings
Call 877-628-9090, appointment
required. Info www.AmericanItalian
Cancer.org.
Scan Van Mobile Mammography
appointments required 800.564.6868

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

BAYSIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fort Totten Park, North of 212 St and
Cross Island Pkwy. For info visit
www.baysidehistorical.org, or call
718.352.1548.
-Center for the Women of New York
Women’s history, conference, career
education ctr., 207 Totten Ave, Fort
Totten.
-Ongoing exhibits ($3 donation)
-Native Bayside; The Castle; If The
Hat Fits; Virtual Exhibit: Take a
Cruise Through the History of
Bayside 1639-2000.
CENTRAL QUEENS HISTORICAL
ASSN. A source for Queens photos not
available elsewhere; go to
www.CQHA.net or call 917.376.4496.
FLUSHING TOWN HALL
Northern Blvd & Linden Place,
718.463.7700, www.flushingtownhall
.org. (see Arts section for events)
GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOC. 35-20 Broadway, 4th Fl.,
Astoria,
718.278.0700, www.astorialic.org.
GREATER RIDGEWOOD HISTORICAL 143-135 37 Ave, Flushing,
718.465. 1776. Open to the public Sat.
KING MANOR MUSEUM
King Park, Jamaica Ave at 153 St,
Jamaica, 718.206.0545, www.kingmanor.org. Tours & school/group programs, Thurs- Sun.
MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY
83-15 Kew Gardens Road; The Center
at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens

Rd, Kew Gardens, 718.523.1876,
www.friendsofmaplegrove.org.
PAN-MACEDONIAN STUDIES
CENTER 149-14 14 Ave, Whitestone,
718.747.0488.
QUEENS HISTORICAL SOC.
Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave,
Flushing. 718.939.0647 x17.
www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.
-Third Tuesday Movie Matinees
($3/$2 students and seniors/$0m)
-Exhibit: Growing Up Queens: A
Study of Childhood in Our Unique
Borough.
WOODHAVEN CULTURAL & HISTORICAL SOC. Emanuel United
Church of Christ, 91 Ave &
Woodhaven Blvd, Woodhaven,
718.846.1907.

LIBRARY

Queens Library system
Call 718.990.0700, or visit www.queen
slibrary.org for program information.
Adult Learning Ctr. Jeanne Elmezzi,
37-44 21 St, LiC. Free English and
Pre-GED class, computer use
718.752.3720.
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica.
-Children’s Library Discovery
Center
Adjacent to Central Library • ongoing
Ravenswood Branch Family Literacy
Ctr., 35-32 21 St, LIC.
-GED Preparation for you & Early
Learning Program for your children
(drop-off) Mon-Thurs, 12:30-3:30 pm
Woodhaven Book Discussion Group
Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest
Pkwy, 718.849.1010. 3rd Weds, 2 pm

PARKS & RECREATION

ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL
CTR Pre-register for ALL events.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston,
718.229.4000, www.alleypond.com.
-Children’s Nature Programs (ages
18 months thru high school) weekdays,
weekend, after school, birthday parties, internships. Ongoing.
-Family & Adult Programs
Hiking Club, Astronomy, Knitting.
FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA
PARK Grand Central Pkwy,
Whitestone Expwy between 111 St and
College Point Blvd, Park Drive E / #7
train to Mets-Willets Point Station.
FOREST PARK Union Tpke & Park
Lane
FORT TOTTEN Fort Totten Visitor
Center, Bldg. 502, North of 212 St and
Cross Island Pkwy
QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
43-50 Main St, Flushing,
718.886.3800,
www.queensbotanical.org. (free adm.
after 4 pm Sun)
-Fragile Beauty: Jamaica Bay
Landscapes
QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUS.
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park,
718.347.3276, www.queensfarm.org.

QUEENS ZOO
-Interactive Discovery Center
53-51 111 St, Flushing Meadows-
Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to
www.queenszoo.com.
-Fall/Winter Education Programs
ages 2 - adult, (see Calendar) To Feb
20, 2013
VOELKER ORTH MUS., BIRD
SANCTUARY, VICTORIAN GDN.
149-19 38 Ave, Flushing,
718.359.6227, www.vomuseum.org.

SCHOOLS

CUNY: NYC College Line
www.NYCCollegeLine.org. Constantly
updated info; Rapid support from professionals; readiness; admissions info;
financial aid; summer internships;
visit, join, or open online forums
LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY
COLL.
31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7244,
www.laguardia.edu/acereg.
-Free GED Program 718.482.5385
-Home to Work Ctr. For displaced
homemakers. Assessment, counseling,
referrals, workshops, computer &
vocational training, job search assistance. 718.482.5166.
-Practical Nurse Program funding
available. 718.609.2130
-Veterans Only: Free Evening College
Prep and GED classes; Apply GI benefits; Computer Workshops: Tues & Thurs

6-9:30 pm, Rm C337. RSVP, limited
seating. Elizabeth Allen 718.482.5386/
5231.

SENIOR CENTERS, ACTIVITIES

AARP Chapter 2889: NEW
ADDRESS: Knights of Columbus Hall,
69-60 Grand Ave, Maspeth
718.672.9890. Meetings 1st & 3rd
Weds, 12 pm
ASTORIA RESTORATION ASSN
Help with Home Energy (HEAP)
Grants 31-28 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria,
718.726.0034. Ongoing
ATRIA KEW GDNS & LIGHTHOUSE INT’L. 117-01 84 Ave, Kew
Gardens, 718.441.0300.
BAYSIDE SENIOR CTR.
221-15 Horace Harding Expwy,
Bayside.
BENJAMIN ROSENTHAL PRINCE
STREET SENIOR CTR. Selfhelp
Community Services, 45-25 Kissena
Blvd, Flushing, 718.886.5777.
CENTRAL QUEENS YM/YWHA
S.C. 67-09 108 St, Forest Hills,
718.268.5011.
CCNS/PETER J. DellaMONICA
S.C. 23-56 Broadway, Astoria,
718.626.1500.
FLUSHING HOUSE 38-20 Bowne St,
347-532-3025 or 718.762.3198.
FLUSHING-FRESH MEADOWS
JEWISH CTR. 193-10 Peck Ave,
Fresh Meadows, 718.357.5100.

FOREST HILLS S.C. 108-25 62nd
Dr, 718.699.1010.
GLENRIDGE S.C. & ADVISORY
CTR. 59-03 Summerfield St,
Ridgewood 718.386.5136.
-Classic Movie Thursdays
HOWARD BEACH S.C.
156-45 84 St (entrance 85 St), Howard
Beach, 718.738.8100.
JOINT PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FOR OLDER ADULTS
212.402.1127.
KEW GDNS COMMUNITY CTR.
80-02 Kew Gardens Rd, Suite 202,
Kew Gardens, 718.268.5960. Open MF, 10am-4pm. Health, Arts, Taxes,
Medicare, Computers, Workshops,
Lectures. Call for schedule.
-French Conversation Mon, noon
-Dancercize Mon & Fri, 1-2 pm
-Belly Dancing Weds, noon
-Chair Yoga Thurs, 11:30 am
-Floor Yoga Fri, 11 am (bring a mat)
-Latin Dance Aerobics Thurs, 2 pm
-Comedy Workshop Fri, 9:30-10:45 am
NATIVITY B.V.M.—ST. STAN’S
SENIOR CENTER 101-41 91st
Street, Ozone Park (meets monthly, 1st
& 3rd Thursdays in the church basement). PETER CARDELLA S.C.
68-52 Fresh Pond Rd, Ridgewood,
718.497.2908/ TTY 718.497.2589.
POMONOK S.C. 67-09 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, 718.591.3377.
ESL for Chinese speakers Tues &

Thurs, 9-10:30 am; Knitting &
Crochet now Thurs, 1 pm; Learn
Mandarin Chinese Thurs, 1 pm.
QUEENS INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON AGING (QICA) Queens
Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Room 319, Kew Gardens,
718.268.5954.
REGO PARK S.C. 93-29 Queens
Blvd, Rego Park, 718.896.8511. Free
membership, classes, workshops, case
assistance. Hot lunches served.
RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT
CTR & SVCS 59-14 70 Ave,
Ridgewood, 718.456.2000.
SELFHELP AUSTIN ST. S.C.
106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills,
718.520.8197.
SELF-HELP BENJAMIN ROSENTHAL S.C. 45-25 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, 718.459.5549.
SELFHELP MASPETH 69-61 Grand
Ave, Maspeth, 718.429.3636.
STEINWAY S.C. 20-43 Steinway St,
Astoria; 718.728.8472.
-Lunch Special Suggested contribution $1.50 age 60+, $3.50 under age
60.
Mon - Fri.
SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY SVCS
CENTER FOR ACTIVE OLDER
ADULTS 43-31 39 St, Sunnyside,
718.784.6173.

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