2013-06-19 / 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 change Recurring events are online only (scroll down).

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

CLUBS

-Bayside Hills Civic Assn. Mtg.
Colonial Church of Bayside, Bell Blvd,
Luke Place & 216 St • Jun 25, 8 pm
-Bella Italia Mia: Roman Republic,
Our Heritage ($5m/ $7nm) Christ the
King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave,
Paolucci Ctr, Door 10, 3rd Fl, Middle
Village • Jun 23, noon.
-Greater Woodhaven Devel. Corp.
(Jun 25 Meeting POSTPONED to Sept.
24: Annual 9/11/01 Remembrance and
Candidates’ Night.)
-Navy and Marine Corps shipmates
on USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from
1944-1976 and USS Columbus (SSN-
762) past and present are invited to join
its Veterans Assn.; contact Allen R.
Hope, Pres. 3828 Hobson Rd, Fort
Wayne, IN 46815-4505; 260.486.2221,
8 am-5 pm Eastern; email Hope4391@
frontier.com. • Reunion October 2-6,
Hilton, Branson, MO. RSVP Pres. Hope

COMMUNITY BDS, EDUC. & PCT.

108th Precinct Comm. Cncl. Mtg.
Sunnyside Comm. Svcs, 43-31 39 St.
Jun 25, 7 pm
112th Precinct Community Council
Meeting 112th Precinct, 68 - 40 Austin
St, Forest Hills • Jun 19, 7:30 pm
Community Bd 3 Mtg.
IS 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd, E.
Elmhurst • Jun 20, 7:45 pm

GENERAL INTEREST

-Arista Hellenic Charter School Town
Hall Discuss and provide input for the
proposed school. Transfiguration of
Christ Greek Orthodox Church, 98-07
38 Ave, Corona • Jun 22, 1-3 pm
-Business Forum: Economic
Initiatives Under Cuomo Queens
College, Student Union, 4th Fl.
Ballroom.
Jun 21, 8-10 am (RSVP by Jun 19)
-Cncl. Ferreras, 82nd St. Partnership
Town Hall PS 19 Auditorium, 98-02
Roosevelt Ave, Corona • Jun 19, 7:30
pm
-Jackson Heights Car, Truck & Bike
Show (cars & trucks - $20/ motorcycles
- $10) Trophies, dash plaques, 50/50,
raffles & music, all donations go to St.
Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
in Bayside. 69th St, between 32nd Ave
& Northern Blvd, info, Bob
917.385.2322. Jun 23, 9 am-4 pm
-LIC BID Annual Meeting 27-01
Queens Plaza North. RSVP
718.786.5300x21.

Jun 26, 8:30 am
-LIC Partnership Spring Gathering
($40m/ $50nm) At the Foundry. Raffles
avail in adv. Tix, raffles online
www.licpartnership.org/events • Jun
20, 6-8 pm
-Medicaid, SNAP Screenings By Cncl.
Ferreras, 32-33A Junction Blvd, E.
Elmhurst, info 718.651.1917.
Every 3rd Thursday
-NYC CERT: Community Emergency
Response Team 10-week training program. www.queens1cert.org.
-Office Child Support Assistance
(OCSA) Can help get noncustodial parents’ child support: help locate them;
establish paternity; court orders; medical support; collection. One Honeywell
Ave, LIC, 718.784.6979.
-Parker Golf Classic 2013 Honoree:
Richard Bauer. Glen Oaks Club, Old
Westbury. Sponsorships, dinner only,
golf, packages available.
Jul 22, 10:30 am-6 pm dinner
-Tuesday Night Cruise ($3 don.)
Benefits St. Mary’s Children’s Hosp,
Bayside. At Resorts World Casino VIP
Parking Lot, Rockaway Blvd & 109 St.
Info 917.385.2322, 917.682.5362.
To Nov 12, 5-9 pm
USTA Ballperson Tryouts Age 14+,
info www.usopen.org/ballperson. Billie
Jean King Tennis Ctr • Jun 20, 3 pm
US Open Job Fair All legal Queens
residents eligible, ID required. Apply at
usta.com/usopenjobs;
usopenstaff@usta.com, 718.593.8275 •
Jun 27, 28; 10 am-4 pm

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FLUSHING TOWN HALL
Northern Blvd & Linden Pl, 718.463.
7700, www.flushingtownhall.org.
-Aaron Copland School of Music
Guerrilla Arts Ensemble ($5 sugg.)
Jun 23; 2 pm
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING
IMAGE 35 Ave & 36 St, Astoria,
718.784.0077, 718.777.6800,
www.mov ingimage.us.
-See It Big! (to Jun 30) • Roberto
Rossellini’s Voyage to Italy, Jun 23, 2
pm Nicholas Ray: Bigger Than Life,
Jun 23, 5 pm • Terrence Malick: Tree of
Life, Jun 28, 7 pm David Lynch: Lost
Highway, Jun 29, 6:30 pm; Mulholland
Drive, Jun 30, 1 pm.
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 718.956.
9819, wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
-Kayaking & Canoeing SSP Beach at
Hallets Cove. Summer Solstice Paddle
Jun 21 (5 pm to sunset); Jun 29, Jul 13,
14, 28, Aug 10, 24: 1-4 pm.
-Summer Solstice Celebration Artmaking workshops, yoga, drum circle,
ritual and Lucha Libre • Jun 21, 5 pm
-GrowNYC Greenmarket Saturdays;
To Nov 16, 8 am-4 pm
-2013 Season Launch: Do It (Outside)
with installations by Toshihiro Oki,
Heather Rowe, Chitra Ganesh • To Jul 7
-Folly • To Aug 4

-Fitness Classes • Yoga, Sat, 9:30 & 11
am; Sun, 10 am • Tai Chi, Sun, 11 am
-Workshops for Adults, Teens,
Children socratessculpturepark.org.
ARTS OTHER
-The Golden Year Workshop Theater,
312 W36 St, Manhattan • To Jun 29
-Secret Theatre Musicals, 44-02 23 St,
LIC, tix www.secrettheatre.com.
-In Scena! Italian Theater Festival:
Tribute to Mario Fratti, three one acts
by author of Nine • Jun 19 (free, RSVP
waves@mnelements.org); Jun 23 ($20)
-Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside, 718.729.
3880 • Secret Weapons of Fat
Destruction ($25/ $22 students, seniors/
group rates) To Jun 23

DINNERS, DANCES, MORE

-Queens Centers for Progress Annual
Gala ($250, ads avail; open bar and
continuous dinner buffet) Terrace on
the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona
Park Jun 25, 7 pm

HEALTH

-Mount Sinai Queens Free Health
Events 718.267.4333, www.mshq.org
-Yoga for over age 50, Douris Tower,
27-40 Hoyt Ave South, 2nd Fl, Astoria.
Tuesdays thru August, 11 am & noon
-Blood Pressure Screening, Catherine
Sheridan Ctr, 35-24 83 St, Jackson Hts.
Jun 19, 9-10:30 am
-Lunch and Lecture: Reduce Your
Risk of Colon Cancer. George T. Douris
Tower,, 27-40 Hoyt Ave South, 2nd
Floor Community Room, Astoria.
Jun 20, 12:30 pm
-Matters of the Heart: Could You Be At
Risk? George T. Douris Tower,, 27-40
Hoyt Ave South, 2nd Floor Community
Room, Astoria • Jun 20, 6:30 pm
-Blood Drive at MSQ, 25-10 30 Ave,
LIC. Info 800.688.0900.
Jun 20, 7:30 am-7:30 pm
-Make Good Nutrition Your Goal, Long
Island City YMCA, 32-23 Queens
Blvd, LIC • Jun 27, 6 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.
-Relay for Life of Astoria American
Cancer Soc., Astoria Park Running
Track, Astoria South & 18 Street. Fun,
entertainment, vendors, music by Tony
from Majestic Sounds. Info, registr.
718.261. 1092 x5511 • Jun 22: noon
set-up, volunteers needed; 3 pm registration; 5 pm Opening Ceremony,
Survivor’s Lap; 10 pm Luminaria
Ceremony • Jun 23: 6 am Closing
Ceremony; 11 am Clean-Up ends. (see
Dough Raiser in “Dinners” for other
fundraiser.)
-Team TSA (Tourette’s Syndrome)

National Awareness 5K Walk/Run
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Live
entertainment, American Idol contestant David Pittman, comedian Chelsea
White. Register www.tsausa.org/teamtsa.
Jun 23, 10 am

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

KING MANOR MUSEUM
King Park, Jamaica Ave at 153 St,
Jamaica, 718.206.0545, www.kingmanor.org. Tours & school/group programs, Thurs- Sun.
-SummerFest Free Family Festival
(free) Make your own windcatcher &
ice cream, stories, games • Jun 22, 12-4
pm
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.
Children of Summer, Science
Workshops by Alley Pond
Environmental Center (members free/
$5nm; age 8+) REGISTRATION
REQUIRED 347.878.6614
-Pond Ecology • Jun 22, 3 pm
-Endangered Species • Jun 29, 3 pm
-Animals Alive • Jul 6, 3 pm

LIBRARY

NYC Neighborhood Library Awards
- Nominate your local library to win
$10,000 Submissions are open to July
1. Visit www.queenslibrary.org/slideshow content/help-your-communitylibrary win-10000
QUEENS LIBRARY SYSTEM
Call 718.990.0700, individual branches
or visit www.queen slibrary.org for program date and time, and MANY more
events listings near you.
ASTORIA BRANCH 14-01 Astoria
Blvd, LIC, 718-278-2220.
-Eco-Crafts for Toddlers ages 2-5
-Nature Kids at Astoria in
Shakespeare Garden: learn about mushrooms, soil, seeds, worms, plants, rainwater 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)
-Celebrate Gay Pride Month w/
Soraya Sobriedad’s Fierce Cooking
Show: Healthy “tembleque”, a traditional, naturally gluten-free Puerto
Rican dessert made of coconut milk &
cream, cornstarch and a natural sugar
subsitute. Materials are limited; first
come, first served.
-Art Farm in the City ages 3-5, learn
respect and kindness to live animals in
fur, feathers, scales and shells
COURT SQUARE 25-01 Jackson Ave,

LIC 718-937-2790.
-Bilingual Birdies: Songs for Young
Children(in English and Spanish)
-Toddler Storytime (Wednesdays)
LONG ISLAND CITY 37-44 21 St,
LIC, 718.752.3700.
-Jeanne Elmezzi Adult Learning Ctr:
Free English and Pre-GED classes.
-Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off:
Composting Saturdays, 1-3pm (see
Broadway Branch for info)
-Eco-Crafts Jun 26 at 3:30 pm
-Nutritional Workshop with Live Sip
Jun 20, Jul. 11; 6 pm
-Computers for Beginners (In
Spanish)
Pre-Registration RequiredJun 22 at 3
pm
-Individualized and Advanced Career
Training (I-ACT) Registration
required Weekdays, 9 am
-Online Test Prep SAT, GED, ACT.
Pre-register • Jun 26, 4:30 pm
-Storytime ages 6-10. Wednesdays, 5
pm
-Resume Workshop
-Floral Arrangements Workshop
-Art Farm in the City “Our Animal
Friends” ages 3-5, learn respect and
kindness to live animals in fur, feathers,
scales and shells
-Art Farm in the City “Animal
Exploration” ages 6-12. Learn respect
and helping creatures and the environment. How to care for unusual, amazing
animals from around the world
-Green Crafts for Teens
-ShapeUp NYC: Stretch and Tone
Low-impact
-Intro to Microsoft Excel
STEINWAY BRANCH 21-45 31
Street, 718.728.1965.
-Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off;
Composting (see Broadway)
Mondays, 8 am
-Worms in the House! gardening
Weds, 4 pm
-Eco Crafts for Toddlers
-Green Crafts for Teens
-Pathway to US Citizenship In
English, basic civics • 5 pm: Jun 20 &
27
-Intro to Chair Yoga Wear workout
clothes and sneakers. Pre-register.
-Book Discussion Group: Fire in the
Ashes: 25 Years Among the Poorest
Children in America By Jonathan
Kozol

PARKS & RECREATION

ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL
CTR Pre-register for ALL events.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston,
718.229.4000, www.alleypond.com.
-Forest Findings, Young Discoverers
Club ($24) age 8-12
Jun 22, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
CAPTAIN TILLY PARK
Family Day (rescheduled from Jun 8)
Info Cncl. Gennaro 718.217.4969.
Jun 29, noon - 4 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
MACNEIL PARK Family Fun Day
Public kayaking, no experience nec.,
clown, magician, face-paint, live bands,
(2) Mets tix giveaway for Blood
Donors; beach cleanup, shoreline environmental lecture, food by Coppola’s.
College Point. Info coastalpreservation.org • Jun 22, noon-4 pm
QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
43-50 Main St, Flushing, 718.886.3800,
www.queensbotanical.org. (free adm.
after 4 pm Sun)
-Fish & Crushed Can Story Art exhibit by Iandry Randriamandroso
To Jul 22
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 718.956.
9819, wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
-Kayaking & Canoeing SSP Beach at
Hallets Cove. Jun 29, Jul 13, 14, 28,
Aug 10, 24; 1-4 pm
-GrowNYC Greenmarket Saturdays;
To Nov 16, 8 am-4 pm
-Fitness Classes • Yoga, Sat, 9:30 & 11
am; Sun, 10 am • Tai Chi, Sun, 11 am

SCHOOL EVENTS, PROGRAMS

POLICE DEPARTMENT CITY OF
NEW YORK Youth Police Academy,
Ages 10 to 16 • Jul 8 - Aug 16

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
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 Rd, Ste 202
-Ballroom Dance instruction (cha-cha,
meringue, waltz, tango) • Jun 19; 11 am
-Dr. Herbert Gingold’s Healthy
Lifestyle Jun 19, 11 am
-Discussion of Current Events
Jun 20, 1:30 pm
-Music recital by children & adults
Jun 30, 2 pm
-Comedy Workshop
Mondays & Fridays, 9:30 am - 10:45
am
-Meditation • Thursdays, 10 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

Astoria Greenmarket
14 St, 31 Ave & 31 Rd.
Jul 10 to Nov 20 8 am-3 pm
Corona Greenmarkets
Roosevelt Ave & 103 St. Fridays Jul 5
to November 22, 8 am-3 pm
Elmhurst Hospital Greenmarket
41 Ave, 80 & 81 Sts, Tuesdays, to
November 26, 8 am-4 pm
Forest Hills Greenmarket
Queens Blvd & 70th Ave, Sundays, to
Dec 29, 8 am-4 pm (Food Scrap
Collection 10 am-12 pm)
Jackson Heights Arts Festival
Diversity Plaza, 37 Rd between 73 and
74 Sts.
Jun 22, 10 am-4 pm (Rain date: Jun 23)
Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34 Ave & 78 St, Sundays Year Round, 8
am to 3 pm; Food Scrap Collection
from 9 am-12 pm; Textile Recycling
from 9 am-1:30 pm
Outdoor Flea Market and Fun Day
for the Kiddies
Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St
(between Forest & Fairview Aves)
Jun 22, 10 am-3 pm
Socrates Sculpture Park Green
Market Vernon Blvd & Broadway,
Saturdays Jun 23 to Nov 17, 8 am-4 pm;
Food Scrap Collection from 10 am-12
pm
Queens Art Express Block Party
Kaufman Astoria Studio Complex, 37
St between 34 and 35 Aves.
Jun 22, 1pm - 6pm
Sunnyside Greenmarkets
Skillman Ave, betw. 42 & 43 Sts,
Saturdays to Dec 21, 8 am-3 pm. Food
scrap collection, 9 am-12 pm
Sunnyside Shines: Make Music New
York Under the 7 train at the 46th St
and 40th St stations • Jun 21, 2 pm - 8
pm, visit www.SunnysideShines.org

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.shtm.
*NYC CERT: Community
Emergency Response Team 10-week
training program.
www.queens1cert.org.
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.
*Office Child Support Assistance
(OCSA) Can help get noncustodial parents’ child support, help locate them,
paternity, court orders, medical support,
collection. One Honeywell Ave, LIC,
718.784.6979.
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
Access-a-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.
Tuesday Night Cruise ($3 don.)
Benefits St. Mary’s Children’s Hosp,
Bayside. AT: Resorts World Casino VIP
Parking Lot, Rockaway Blvd & 109 St.
Info 917.385.2322, 917.682.5362.
To Nov 12, 5-9 pm
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
Congre- gational 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 47-38
Vernon Blvd, LIC, 347.913.3845 •
Laughing Devil Presents - best comics
in NY ($20), every Fri & Sat, 8 & 10:30
pm • She-Devils, Sundays 8 pm ($15) •
The Big Thing ($10) Pros on the rise,
every Weds, 8 pm • Devil Science
Theater 3K ($6) Cult films & alcohol &
comedians, every Thurs, 10:30 pm, info
www.DST3K.com.

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.
Long Island City branch Jeanne
Elmezzi Adult Learning Ctr., 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

*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.
-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 M-F,
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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