2013-09-18 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts.

Dates & times are subject to changeRecurring events are online only (scroll down) To list your event, send info to qgazette@aol.com, or 42-16 34th Ave, Astoria 11101, two weeks prior to the event.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS CLUBS

Bella Italia Mia Christ the King HS,
3rd Fl, door 10, 68-02 Metropolitan
Ave, Middle Village, 718.426.1240.
-Annual Dinner Dance
Info 718.426.1240, freewebs.com/bellaitaliamia • Oct 20
Cultural Assn. of the Molise Region: -
-Italian Lessons for Children ($150; 10
one-hour classes) 31-16 36 Ave, LIC.
Info: camr-uco.org. Saturdays as of
Sept 28, 9-10 am
POW/MIA Candlelight Ceremony
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter
32 of Queens. Maspeth Memorial
Square, 69 St & Grand Ave, Maspeth
Sept 20, 7:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY BOARDS, EDUC. & PCT.

Community Bd. 2 Mtg. Sunnyside
Community Services, 43-31 39 St,
Ground Floor, Sunnyside, 718.533.8777
Sept 19, 7 p.m.
Community Bd. 3 Mtg. I.S. 227, 32-02
Junction Blvd, E. Elmhurst,
718.458.2707 • Sept 19, 7:45 pm
Community Bd. 5 Budget Hearing &
Mtg. Speakers can testify up to 3 mins
on budget requests. Christ the King HS,
CNL Room 3rd Fl, door 10, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village.
Sept 18, 7:30 pm
Community Bd. 7 Public Hearing &
Mtg. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23
Union St., Flushing, 718.359.2800.
Sept 23, 7 p.m.
Sept 11, 2001, Evening of
Remembrance & Mtg. Greater
Woodhaven Development Corporation,
St. Thomas The Apostle School
87-40 88 St, 718.805.0202.
Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.

GENERAL INTEREST

Affordable Care Act for Small Business
Owners Open House at LaGuardia CC:
Insurance options, costs, tax credits,
enrollment, dispute resolution. B-Building
at Small Business Development Center,
room B-A02, 30-20 Thomson Ave, LIC,
RSVP 718.482.5493 • Sept 18, 30; Oct 8,
15, 29 all 9:30-10:30 am)
AIA Annual Queens Golf Outing Honor
and Benefit Scholarship Recipients.
Lunch, dinner and/or golf. Clearview Park
Golf Course. Info 347.946.2427, aiaqueenschapter@gmail.com; 718.809.3256,
macosentinoarch@aol.com.
Business to Business Trade Show &
Luncheon (free; Reservation required for
Luncheon) Terrace on the Park, Flushing

Meadows, 52-11 111 St. To purchase
exhibit table, program listing, or
Luncheon tix contact ismith@licpartnership.org, 718.786.5300, ext 21.
Nov 13, (Trade Show 9 am-2 pm;
Luncheon 12:30 pm) regist. discounts to
Sept 20 for table and listing.
BYOB (Build Your Own Business) in
Brief: Navigating Health Insurance
under the Affordable Care Act. (free;
RSVP required) 37-11 35 Ave, Astoria.
RSVP at queenscouncilarts.org.
Sept 26, 6-8 pm
LIC Green Films (free) At Coffeed, 37-
18 Northern Blvd, LIC. Info www.meetup.com/resiliencynyc/ and www.beyondoilnyc.org.
-The Crash Course Our economy, energy
systems, environment are interdependent.
(45 mins) • Sept 23, 7 pm
-Crisis of Civilization Dark comedy/ documentury connects dots between global
crises • Sept 30, 7 pm (free online crisisofcivilization.com)
Recycle a Bicycle Volunteer Night Lend
a hand, learn basic bike mechanics (free).
LIC Workshop, 5 St & 46 Ave, Hunters
Point, www.recycleabicycle.org.
Wednesdays 6-8 pm
Sen. Addabbo Mobile Office Queens
Library at Maspeth, 69-70 Grand Ave.
718.738.1111 • Sept 19, 5:30-7 pm

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FLUSHING TOWN HALL Northern
Blvd & Linden Pl, 718.463.7700,
www.flushingtownhall.org.
The Fish Bowl - Art by Edward Cadiz
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING
IMAGE 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria/LIC,
718.777.6888, www.movingimage.us.
Exhibition: Cut Up • To Oct 14
Exhibit: From Mr. Chips to Scarface:
Walter White’s Transformation in
Breaking Bad To Oct 27
Installation: Single Stream • To Nov 3
The Complete Howard Hawks
To Nov 10
Persol Magnificent Obsessions
30 stories of obsessive movie workmanship • To Nov 10
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.
Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing
1930 • Sept 24-Jan 26, 2014
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY
COLLEGE 222-05 56 Avenue Bayside.
Info, tix 718.631.6311, www.visitqpac.org.
Queens Symphonic Band Openings for
woodwind, brass, bass and percussion
instrumentalists. No audition required,
sit in on next concert - Dec 8. Bring
your instrument. Info 718.340.8324.
Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 pm
QUEENS MUSEUM
New York Ave, Flushing Meadows-
Corona Park 718-592-9700,
www.queensmuseum.org.
Systema Naturae: Ethnobotanic
Revisions & Collective Actions
To Sep 30 (in QMA Parking Lot)
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC, 718.956.
9819, wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
Annual Benefit Gala Sunset cocktails,

live music, maritime cuisine, boat rides.
At Waterfront studio of Mark di Suvero,
Spacetime C.C., 30-40 Vernon Blvd,
LIC. Info, reserv. gala@socratessculpturepark.org • Sept 19, 6:30-9:30pm
Workshops for Adults, Teens,
Children For info and registration, visit
www.socratessculpturepark.org.

ARTS OTHER

Flamenc@! Tribute to Women w/
Andrea del Conte, Danza Espana
($30-$35) Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-
17 Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside,
www.thaliatheatre.org, 718.729.3880.
To Sept 29
Kew Gardens Community Arts Day
Kew Gardens Cinemas Park (on Austin
Street, off of Lefferts Blvd.,
917.881.3358. Queens painters, photographers, glassmakers, potters, jewelry
artists, illustrators and fiber artists and
music • Sept 22, 11 am to 5 pm
Queens Arts Fund Grant Workshop
For QAF Grants applic. Deadline, Oct
10. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St,
Flushing • Sept 24, 6-8 pm
Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St, LIC,
www.secrettheatre.com.
-Arthur Miller’s A View From the
Bridge ($18) • To Sept 21
York College Music 94-20 Guy R.
Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, 718-262-2000.
-YCMC Meeting at Academic Core
2MO5 • Sept 19, noon
-Queens Royalty Concert at 165th St.
Pedestrian Mall (off Jamaica Ave.)
Sept 25, 5:30 p.m.

DINING

Viva La Comida! By 82nd Street
Partnership & guide Jeff Orlick. 82 St &
Baxter Ave, Jackson Heights.
Sept 20, 4-10 pm

HEALTH

Cross Island YMCA Bellerose.
ymcanyc.org/crossisland.
-Open House Sept 26, 5-8 pm; Oct 12,
noon-4 pm. Membership special: Free to
join to Oct 14
-Afterschool Programs • Sept to Jun. 20
Mount Sinai Queens Free Health &
Wellness Events To register call
718.267.4333; info on yoga & blood pressure at mshq.org/events
Blood Pressure Screenings:
-Catherine Sheridan Senior Ctr, 35-24 83
St, Jackson Hts • Sept 18, 9-10:30 am
-Yoga for the Fabulous 50s and Beyond!
Douris Tower, 27-40 Hoyt Ave South, 2nd
Floor Exercise Room, Astoria • Tuesdays,
11 am & noon (registration required)
-Beat the Sugar Blues (blood sugar levels)
Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, LIC.
Sept 19, 11:30 am
-Why Get a Yearly Flu Vaccine?
Victory Sweet Shop, 21-69 Steinway St,
Astoria • Sept 26, 11 am
-Community CPR Training. Douris
Tower, 27-40 Hoyt Ave South, 2nd Fl
Exercise Rm, Astoria.
Sept 26, 6 pm (Registration required)

New York Hospital Queens Cardiac
Health Center, 174-03 Horace Harding
Exwy, Fresh Meadows.
-Stress Management Support Group for
Heart Patients. Registration required,
212.831.3131 • Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Next Steps, A Walk/Run for Autism
($25) By QSAC, Astoria Park.
Registration now open at qsac.com/steps.
Sept 21, 8:30 am (registration); Runners
begin 10 am, Walkers follow.
Venture House 25th Anniversary
Celebration Voluntary psychosocial
program or “clubhouse”. Venture House
Garden, 150-10 Hillside Ave, Jamaica,
www.nycharities.org • Sept 19
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Flushing
Meadows, 55 Ave & 11 St. Register, sponsor, donate, volunteer, 800.272.3900,
www.alznyc.org/queenswalk. Dogs welcome • Sept 29, 9 am-noon

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

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.
Briarwood Action Network (BAN)
Mysteries of History Walking Tour of
Maple Grove Cemetery ($8m/$10nm)
Maple Grove-Old Administration
Building, 83-11 Kew Gardens Rd.
Sept 21, 4-6 pm
PAN MACEDONIAN STUDIES
CENTER 149-14th Ave., Whitestone,
718.747.0488.
Our Asia Minor Heritage Lecture by
Despina Skenderis-Fourniades, editor,
of the Mediterranean Quarterly Journal
Sept 20, 7:30 pm

LIBRARY

QUEENS LIBRARY SYSTEM
Call the Central Library 718.990.0700;
individual branches or visit
www.queenslibrary.org/events for
dates, times and more events.
STARTUP! Business Plan Competition
2013 By QEDC. Those wishing to start
their own business can attend orientation
in Sept at various branches; 4 training sessions; enter proposal by March 2014; 3
will win $10,000 seed money to fund their
startup. Info 718.263.0546 or visit
www.queensny.org/qedc/business/programs/ startup/
Sept 23, 10 am-noon, (& Oct 5-Nov 18)
Central Library
Sept 25, 6 pm, Flushing Branch
FRIENDS OF THE QUEENS
LIBRARY Gala Evening fundraiser w/
music & entertainment by DJ Prince
Albert, Gentleman G. Antun’s of Queens
Village. Tix, info 718.990.0817.
Oct 13, 5-9 pm
ASTORIA BRANCH 14-01 Astoria
Blvd, LIC, 718-278-2220.
Int’l Theater Arts Inst. show: The City’s
Green Book City rat and country mouse
learn from a friendly book about protecting the environment • Sept 18, 4 pm
LANGSTON HUGHES 100-01
Northern Blvd., Corona, 718-651-1100
Bodoma Garifuna Band: West-

African Customs via Music. Suggested
ages 5+ • Sept 21, 2-3 pm

PARKS & RECREATION

ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL
CENTER (APEC) 228-06 Northern
Blvd, Douglaston, 718.229.4000. New
Fall Programs: infant to 13 yrs, afterschool, weekly, winter recess; high school
internship; family; adult. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED ALL EVENTS
Nature Education Programs ages 18
mos. - 4 yrs. Now registering for sessions
thru Dec. Call for info.
Happy Hedgehog Band ($12m/ $18nm)
Sept 21, 1:30-3 pm (ages 5-6 yrs)
Children’s Nature Photography
($54m/$66nm) ages 5-9
Sept 22 & 29, 10:30 am to noon
Fly Fishing 101 ($16m/$21nm; $7 children 8-12 w/adult) Sept 22, 10 to noon
APEC Hiking Club and Trail Crew
Info www.facebook.com/apechikers or
tom0153@hotmail.com • Sept 23, 7 pm
Queens County Bird Club @ APEC
-Reptile Ecology and Conservation
Projects (free) • Sept 18, 8 pm
QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
($4/ $3 seniors/ $2 students ID, children
age 3+) 43-50 Main St, Flushing,
www.queensbotanical.org,
718.886.3800.
Make Your Own Pendant (free) Shops
at Sky View Center, 40-24 College
Point Blvd., Flushing.
Sept 22, 2-4 pm
Orchestra of St. Luke’s “Subway
Series” Concert (free admission; nonperishable food donations encouraged
for City Harvest) at the Cherry Circle.
Sept 22, 4 pm
QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral
Park, 718.347.3276, www.queensfarm.org.
Queens County Fair ($8/ $5 age 12
and under) Blue Ribbon competitions in
livestock, produce, home crafts, arts &
crafts; big bands, Big Apple Circus performers, dancers; historic farmhouse
tour w/period actors, colonial foods;
QCFM Wine for sale; hayride; petting
zoo; local produce; pig-racing, creepy
critter exhibit; pie-eating and cornhusking contests, more.
Sept 21, 22; 11 am-6 pm
Amazing Maize Maze ($9/ $5 ages 4-
11/ free 3 yrs and under) Sat & Sun,
Sept 21 to Oct. 27, 11 am-4:30 pm;
Maze by Moonlight: Oct 5, 12; 9 pm
ROCKSPOT BIKE/ PADDLE TOUR
Interactive tour exploring environmentally & historically significant sites
along the peninsula & Jamaica Bay.
Meet at Firehouse 59, B59 St &
Rockaway Blvd, Rockaway.
Sept 21, 1-4 pm
SAMUEL FIELD Y Bay Terrace
Center, 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside. Info
718.225.6750.
Parent-Child Explorations classes
From birth to 24 mos. Registration now
open, call or visit above address.
For preschool children (3-5 yrs) w/
developmental disabilities ($5 per
family) Ongoing registration:
-Monday Magic: Learn & Play Bay
Terrace Ctr, 212-00 23 Ave, Bayside
Mondays, 3-4:30 pm as of Oct 2
-Gym and Creative Exploration 58-
20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck.

Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm
Columbus Day Party Little Neck site
Oct 14, 1-2:30 pm

SCHOOL EVENTS, PROGRAMS

Christ the King Alumni & Friends Golf
Classic Sponsorship opportunity, donations welcome. Cherry Valley Country
Club, 28 Rockaway Ave, Garden City.
Call 718-366-7400 or alumnictkrhs.org
for reservation or donation • Oct 7

SENIOR CENTERS, ACTIVITIES

(Full listing online, “Ongoing...”)

City Parks Foundation Seniors Fitness
Free Tennis and Yoga Instruction at
Parks: Astoria Park, Cunningham,
Flushing Meadows, Roy Wilkins. Info,
schedule: 718.760.6999
Sept 23 - Nov 1
The State of Retirement Speaker:
Thomas DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller.
Hillcress Jewish Center, 183-02 Union
Turnpike, Flushing, 718.380.4145.
Sept 22, 10 am

Street Fairs/ Flea Mkts

Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance
Corps 92-29 Metropolitan Ave. Vendor
Space avail-$50 per day/ $75 both;
Donationa accepted; 518.653.0354.
Sept 21, 22; 9 am-5 pm (rain or shine)
Kew Gardens Fall Flea Market
ByJamaica Hospital Medical Center. At
LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin
St., info 917-359-0541. 100% vendor
fees benefit JHMC Pediatric Dept.
Sept 21, 8 am-5 pm (Rain date Sept 28)

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).

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; Except
September Mtg: MONDAY, Sept. 16
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Venture House 25th Anniversary
Celebration Voluntary psychosocial
program or “clubhouse”. 150-10
Hillside Ave, Jamaica, www.nycharities.org • Sept 19
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.
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.
-Godwin-Ternbach Museum 405
Klapper Hall, 718.997.4747, www.
qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/godwin-ternbach/.
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.
Queens Symphonic Band Openings for
woodwind, brass, bass and percussion
instrumentalists. No audition required,
sit in on next concert - Dec 8. Bring
your instrument. Info 718.340.8324.
Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 pm
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 718.956.
9819, wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
YORK COLLEGE MUSIC
Concerts almost daily, 94-20 Guy R.
Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, 718-262-2000.

ARTS OTHER

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.
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
Auditions/ rehearsals. Forest Hills
Jewish Ctr., 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Wednesdays, 7:30-10 pm
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.
Thalia Spanish Theatre 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside,
718.729.3880

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
SOCIETY 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, Woodhaven
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 MUSEUM 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.
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.
SELF-HELP 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.
SELF-HELP 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.

STREET FAIRS/FLEA & FARMERS MARKETS

-Astoria Greenmarket 14 St, 31 Ave &
31 Rd • To Nov 20, 8 am-3 pm
-Corona Greenmarkets
Roosevelt Ave & 103 St. Fridays 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 &
Composting* Queens Blvd & 70th Ave.
Sundays, to Dec 29, 8 am-4 pm (Food
Scrap Collection 10 am-12 pm)
-Jackson Heights Greenmarket &
Composting* 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)
-LIC Youthmarket Vernon Blvd betw.
48 & 49 Aves. Vendors wanted, apply
www.nyc.gov/sapo.
To Nov 23, 8 am-8 pm
-Pomonok Community Farmers
Market Pomonok Neighborhood
Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd, Flushing,
Across from Queens College, Main
Gate • Fridays, 10 am-5 pm (thru Nov.)
-Queens Botanical Garden Farmers
Mkt Fridays (see Parks, QBG)
-Socrates Sculpture Park GrowNYC
Greenmarket & Composting* (see
Parks, Socrates)
-Sunnyside Greenmarkets &
Composting* Skillman Ave, betw. 42
& 43 Sts, Saturdays to Dec 21, 8 am-3
pm (Food scrap collection, 9 am-12 pm)

*Composting tips: freeze food scraps: fruit & vegs, coffee grounds & filters, tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, bread, pasta-no toppings. Please no meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods.

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