2015-09-16 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts

Dates & times are subject to change. To list your event, send info to qgazette@aol.com, or 42-16 34th Ave, Astoria 11101, TWO weeks prior to the event.


Bella Italia Mia Ferragosto Feast
($18) Travel to Arthur Ave, Bronx.
Check to “Diego Lodico”. Info, Reserve
718.426.1240. Meet at 9:15 AM, 52-86
72 St, Maspeth. [upcoming: 18th
Anniversary celebration, Oct 18]


109th Precinct & We Love Whitestone
2nd Annual Family Fun Day @ Francis
Lewis Park (Whitestone Park). Meet
Neighborhood Officers of the 109th
Precinct. Kids Entertainment, Free Hot
Dogs & Burgers All Day Long!
Appearance by Mr. Met! Sept. 26th, Noon
- 4 pm


Back to School Fundraiser in support of
Dromm, Chair of Committee on

Education ($75 - $275) - The Beekman
Pub, 15 Beekman St. Please make check
out to: Friends of Daniel Dromm, PO Box
55, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. - Sep 17,
5-7 pm
Free Citizenship Application
Assistance Eligibility; complete
applic; fee waiver help; free attorney
review, consult. English, Bangla,
Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Tibetan. (bring
Green Card, SS, Passport; address, job
history 5 yrs; certif of dispo’s for all
arrests, marriage/divorce dates, kids’
residency card #, more) Chhaya CDC,
37-43 77 St, 2nd Fl., Jackson Hts.
Appt: 718.478.3848. 3rd Sundays: Sept
20, 2:30-6 pm
Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc.
& Chhaya CDC, Sponsored by Sen.
Peralta, CM Dromm. 37-43 77 St,
Jackson Hts, 2nd Floor. Every 2nd
Weds, 4:30-6:30 pm: Call for appt
LIC Partnership Events 28th Annual
Trade Show & Luncheon. Thurs 9/17
Green-Building Technology &
Regulations LIC Confer. Center Reg.
here. Wed. 9/30 Member-to-Member seminar (LICP members only) “A Better Way
To Man. Your Energy Prices” Free Happy
Hour @ SHI Rest. Register email ccarroll@licpartnership.org.
Pope Francis Visit to Central Park
NY residents may apply for (2) tix

nyc.gov/papalvisit. Sept 25, prior to
MSG Mass
QEDC (Qns Economic Development
Corp) Workshops:
-Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
20 sessions on every aspect of opening
and running your own business; $10K
grants avail thru StartUp. www.queensny.org/qedc/business/programs/eap/


Louis Armstrong House Museum (40
min. tours $10/$7 seniors, students,
children/ $0m, children under 4) 34-56
107 St, Corona, group rates:
718.478.8274. www.LouisArmstrong
Mets Tix mets.com
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01
35th Ave, Astoria/LIC, 718.777.6888,
more events: www.movingimage.us.
-See It Big! New York In Film Sept 27:
Brainstorm, Tron, It’s A Mad Mad Mad
Mad World, West Side Story, Lawrence of
Arabia, Interstellar, The Master.
-How Cats Took Over the Internet The
history of cats on the internet.
Thru Jan 31, 2016
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.
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, 718.997.5000. Tix kupferbergcenter.org or 718.793.8080
-Gertrud Parker: Watercolors &
Prints 1st NY 1-woman show for
founder of San Fransisco Mus. Craft &
Folk Art - Sept 27
-Patti LaBelle Live in NY ($40-
115)Colden Aud.- Oct 18, 7 pm
Queens Museum of Art Flushing
Meadows Park, 718.592.9700,
-Robert Seydel: The Eye in Matter
-Behind the Curtain: Collecting the
New York Fairs - EXT’D To Oct 31
-Free Sundays Drop-In Family
Workshops w/kids age 5-12, accommodates special needs, 1:30-4:30 pm
-Free Guided Tours 2 pm (Engl.); 3 pm
(Span.); 4 pm Panorama. Meet at info
desk, park side.
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 718.956.
9819, wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
-Annual Benefit Gala Sunset cocktails,
live music, dinner, and boat rides at Mark
di Suvero’s waterfront studio in Long
Island City. Tix now on sale. Info
gala@socratessculpturepark.org or 718-
956-1819 - Sept 21, 6:30-9:30pm
-Paddling in Hallets Cove Tide permitting; (Free) w’kends; Weds., 1-4pm;
-Grow NYC Greenmarket (free)
8 am-4 pm (Thru Nov 21)
-BIG! Compost Collection - 10 am-1
pm (Thru Nov 21)
-Free Yoga - 9:30-10:30 am; 11-noon
-Guerilla Storytime - 2-4 pm
-Free Yoga - 10-11am
-Free Tai Chi - 11 am-12 pm

-Youth Tennis Exhibition w/ Laila Ali

Arts Other:

Altered Appearances exhibit Fisher
Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30th, LIC -
Thru Jan 4, 2016
Astoria Book Shop 31-29 31st St, betw
Broadway & 31st Ave.
-New Releases Avail. Now: Harper Lee,
Go Set a Watchman; Modern Romance,
Aziz Ansari; Newtown Literary Journal;
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi
Coates; more
Girl Be Heard Writing and Acting
Workshops. Audition young women 12
through 21 only. Sept. 17, 4 - 8 pm. email
photo/resume & a note to auditions@girlbeheard.org.
Masters of the Imagination: The Latin
American Fine Art Exhibition ft.
Whitestone Artist Patricia Brintle
Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th St,
Manhattan (Sept 16 thru Oct 6) Opening
reception, Sept 17, 6-8 pm
Oratorio Society of Queens
-Rehearsals for Handel’s Messiah &
Auditions Temple Beth Shalom, 172nd St
& Northern Blvd, Flushing. Auditions are
Sept 21, 7 pm (Reservations required
online or 718.279.3006)
Queensboro Symphony Orchestra Free
Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons
Blvd., Flushing. Artwork Cuban Artist
Roman Valdes, World Premier “The King
of the Mask.” Sept. 27, 7 pm.
Queens Council on Arts (QCA) Events
at 37-11 35 Ave, Astoria (unless otherwise
listed), Queenscouncilarts.org.
-Funding for Queens Artists & Orgs.
$180,000. ALL applics MUST attend
INFO sessions. New guidelines, sign up:
www.queenscouncilarts.org/qaf/ Info sessions at QCA, Queens Library & more
(Jul 29-Sept 30). Spanish, Korean,
Chinese, Bengali transl. avail Aug & Sept;
Also, meet w/QCA staff to check your
applic. by APPOINTMENT Sept 21, 24;
10:30 am-4 pm) Deadline for applics: Oct
8. INFO SESSIONS, all 6-8 pm.
-High School to Art School (HS2AS)
(free) Art instruction, college prep. Apply
online, info QCA online. (Interviews Sept
19, 9 am-2 pm at QCA.)
-LAB Cross-Cultural Stories in Sound,
Poetry, Prose Meera Nair will read,
EarSay Youth Voices, more. at QCA.
Sept 25, 6:30 pm
Q.E.D. Arts & Crafts, Stand-Up Comedy,
Food Tastings, DIY Projects, Improv,
Gardening, Game Nights, Walking Tours,
Poetry, Storytelling, More. New patio &
backyard. 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria,
www.QEDAstoria.com / 347.451.3873
-Major League Mondays Comedy:Myq
Kaplan & Friends ($5) 2nd Monday of
the month, 8:30 pm
-Launch of Youtube & TV Channel:
QEDTV: The Jam Accepting ideas,
sketches, QEDastoriatv@gmail.com
-Astoria Artist Giuseppe Catanzariti
Oil paintings; influences: Cubism,
Primitivism, Naive Art -thru Dec 31


Big Give For Autism Autism Society,
NYFAC partic. 24-hour crowdfunding
85% to NYFAC’s Capital Building
Campaign. autismbiggive.org.
Sept 17
TSINY Ruby Red Jubilee Dinner Dance
Gala, Leonard’s Palazzo, 555 Northern
Blvd., Great Neck, 6 pm. RSVP by Oct. 1,
Master of Ceremonies Hon. Daniel
Dromm - Oct 15
82nd Street Partnership 4th Annual Viva
La Comida! Food & Music Festival,
Ethnic Foods found in the city. Sept. 19
Noon - 7 pm. 82nd St. betwn Roosevelt &
Baxter Ave.


EmblemHealth Neighborood Care
FREE classes, Open to Public.
-Renaissance School location:
Cooking Demos, Zumba, Yoga, Cardio-
Fitness - Thru end of year.
-206-20 Linden Blvd, Cambria Hts.
ALL EVENTS 866-539-0999. Full
schedule: www.ehnc.com.
-Understanding Autoimmune Disease
Sept. 17, 2-3 pm
-Healthy Eating For a Healthy Family
Series-Sept 19, 10:30-11:30 am
-Fall Prevention- Sept 22, 11:30 am-12
-more: Yoga, Massage, Hi / Lo Impact
Workout / Zumba, Sitting Exercise,
Meditation, Diabetes Self-Management,
Work Out Asthma, Tai Chi,
Understanding Your Tablet, Handling
Emergencies, more.
Free Lung Cancer Screening – Forest
Hills Hospital Current or former smokers,
ages 50-80. 102-01 66 Rd, Flushing. By
North Shore-LIJ Health System, uses CT
scanner; low-dose radiation similar to
chest X-ray. Pre-reg 855-375.5864 -
Wednesdays, 10 am-1 pm
Mount Sinai Queens (MSQ)
www.mshq.org/events for full schedule.
To register 718.267.4333
NAMI Queens/Nassau Free The Zucker
Hillside Hosp. Sloman Auditorium 7:30
pm. (Caring and Sharing @ 6 pm.) A Path
to Recovery: AOT and Mental Health
Courts - Sept 16, 7:30 pm
No-Cost Digital Mammograms and
Clinical Breast Exams American-Italian
Cancer Foundation. Women age 40+,
annually. Info and APPOINTMENT near
you (REQUIRED) 877.628.9090, 9 am-
4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).


Many more events daily: visit
www.queenslibrary.org, click on programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
QL Hotspot Program: Free internet
access w/ your library card. Checkout at
QL Central, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway,
Flushing, Jackson Hts branches; Log on;
Activate up to 2 devices.

National External Diploma Program
(NEDP) * Earn a traditional high school
diploma from Long Beach High School *
Flexible and confidential * Complete program in 6 to 12 months * Aligned with the
college and career readiness standards *
Work through online activities and with an
advisor to complete your program * Work
at home. Info 718-752-3723/3721 or at
nsmothers@queenslibrary.org or online.
Register for the STACKS Afterschool
Program Ages 6-14; for info:
Astoria Branch
-Anime & Manga Club - Thurs 2:30
(thru Oct 29)
Central Branch
-Movie Night Wednesday 9/16 - "The
Age of Adaline" (PG-13); 9/23 - "Little
Boy" (PG-13); 9/30 - "Cinderella" (PG)
all 6-8:30 pm
-Haitian Creole for Beginners
Thursdays, Sept-Dec, 6-7:30 pm
Long Island City Branch 37-44 21 St,
LIC 718.752.3700.
-High School Equivalency Exam
Screenings - Assesses readiness for TASC
(Test Assessing Secondary Completion) or
NEDP exam (National External Diploma
Program) see above
-Homework Help ages 6-18 - Most
Saturdays; to Oct 24; 11am-1 pm
-more: ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt;
Minecraft; Interview Prep.
Steinway Branch
-Family Movie Time Read the book,
watch the movie and compare. First
Thursday of the month! 5:30-6:45 pm.
October: "Charlotte's Web" (2006), rated
G; November: "Coraline" (2009), rated
PG; December: "Lemony Snicket's A
Series of Unfortunate Events" (2004),
rated PG


Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston,
718.229.4000, www.alleypond.com.
-Birthday Parties for kids & tweens
2-hour, educational party, live animals,
trail walk, craft project. New-party in
Log Cabin.
-Tween and Teen Yoga ($16 per child)
Ages 9-15, Sep 19, 10 am-11 am
-The Happy Hedgehog Band ($18 per
child) Ages 3-4, Sep 19, 1:30-3 pm
-Children’s Nature Photography -
Digital Edition ($62) Ages 5-8, Sep 19,
10:30 am-12 pm
-Queens County Bird Club presents “To
See Every Bird on Earth” (Free) Light
refreshments served. Info qcbirdclub.org
Sept 16, 8 pm
Arbor Day Foundation Trees For
America Program For $10 membership,
receive 10 free trees for shade, flowers,
winter berries, fall colors, songbird nests.
6-12”, guaranteed to grow. Info/Join:
arborday.org/september by Sept 30. Trees
shipped Oct 15-Dec 10
Queens County Farm Museum 73-50
Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

-32nd Annual Queens County Fair
($9/5) - Sept 19, 20; 11 am-6 pm
-Amazing Maize Maze 3-acre corn
maze adventure ($9/5/ free age 3 and
Sunnyside Gardens Park 48-21 39 Ave.
-Flicks & Jazz in the Garden ($10 sugg’d donation/ kids, members free) Vintage
cartoons, live jazz, interactive arts. Bring
chair/blanket - Sep 19, 5-9 pm


Martin Luther School 60-02 Maspeth
Ave, Maspeth.
-After-School Serious fun, arts-focused,
grades 5-8, non-profit.
NYC Parks Afterschool Programs (free)
Ages 6-13. Safe, supportive environ., academic enrichment, sports, fitness, arts,
cultural, special events, team-building,
trips, healthy snacks, supervised computer
use.Register NOW. (program runs Sept
21-Jun 10, 2016; 3-6 pm).


Kew Gardens Community Ctr.
(QCH) 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd, Suite
202, Kew Gardens, 718.268.5960.

-Learn how to use conversation - Every
Tuesday, 1:30 pm
Pomonok Senior Ctr. (QCH) 67-09
Kissena Blvd, Flushing, 718.591.3377.
-SNAP screening, applic. assistance,
recertification; age 60+ M-F, 8 am-4 pm
-Care Assistance w/applics, recerts,
SNAP, Medicare, Medicaid; translation
svcs; English, Russian, Spanish.
Monday & Wednesday; 9 am-4 pm (by
appt only)
-Zumba - Tuesdays, 9:30 am
-Movie Screenings -Wednesdays, 1 pm
-Dear Abby Discussion Group
Thursdays, 11 am
-Aerobics - Fridays, 11 am


Elmhurst Hospital Greenmarket 41st
Ave, 80 to 81 Sts. Info
www.GrowNYC.org/ourmarkets - Every
Tuesday, 8 am-4 pm; thru Nov 24.
Greenmarket - Skillman Ave & 43rd St,
Sunnyside. Textile, recharge batteries
recycle: 9 am - 1 pm, Food scrap collection: 10 am - 1 pm. Info: ww.grownyc.org
Saturdays, 8 am-3 pm
Kew Gardens Flea Market LIRR Kew
Gardens Station, Parking Lot. Austin St.
off of Lefferts Blvd. - Oct 18, 8-5 pm,
(Rain dates, Oct 25 & Nov 1.)

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