2015-12-09 / 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.

COMMUNITY BOARDS / EDUC /
PRECINCT MTGS:
104th Precinct Community Council Mtg &
Holiday Gathering Frank Kowalinski Post, 61-
57 Maspeth Ave, Maspeth. Food, raffles, and
prizes.
Dec 15, 7:30 pm
Community Board 5 Mtg Christ the King High
School Cafeteria, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave,
Middle Village.
Dec 9, 7 pm
Community Board 6 Mtg Kew Gardens Comm.
Cntr., 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens. -
Dec 9, 7:45 pm
Community Education Council 24 PS 58,
School of Heroes, 72-24 Grand Ave, Maspeth
-Meeting - Dec 10, 5:45 pm
-Town Hall w/ Chancellor Carmen FariƱa -
Dec 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
GENERAL EVENTS, CLUBS:
Sen Addabbo Mobile Ofc. Hours
-Peninsula Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
-Dec 10, 5:30-7 pm
Boro Pres. Katz Queens Boro Hall (unless otherwise noted):
-New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps
Training Program Presbyterian Church of St.
Albans, 190-04, 119th St. Pre-reg req’d:
www.prepare.ny.gov.

Dec 9, 7 pm
-Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony -
Dec 10, 4:30 pm
Chhaya CDC 37-43 77 St, 2nd Fl., Jackson
Hts.
-Free Citizenship Application Assistance
Appt, info: 718.478.3848. 3rd Sundays, 2:30-6
pm
-Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc. &
Chhaya CDC, Sen. Peralta, CM Dromm. Every
2nd Weds, 4:30-6:30 pm: Call for appt
718.478.3848.
Free Training and Cash Prizes for
Entrepreneurs: QEDC’s StartUP! Business
Plan Competition is now entering its tenth year!
Submit your business plan to get one of three
$10,000 grants for your startup! Classes:
-All About Business Planning and Research
-Business Operations & Management
-Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies -
Developing Financial Statements
For more information, visit
www.queensny.org/startup
ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT/ SPORTS:
Flushing Town Hall Northern Blvd & Linden
Pl, www.flushingtownhall.org, 718.463.7700.
-KKun’s Master Players (free w/RSVP online) -
Dec 11, 8 pm
-Lou Donaldson Quartet (M:$42/$32,
Student:$20, M Table Packages: $125/$100 w/
Reserved table for 2, Wine & Snacks) - Dec 12, 8
pm
-Calpulli Community ($15/$10) Students of all
ages perform folk dances. Dec 13, 2 pm
-Benefit Concert New York Chinese Chorus:
The Splendor of Blossom ($30 Orchestra, $10

Balcony, $100 VIP w/ Reserved table, Wine &
Snacks, Reception) - Dec 13, 6 pm
-Monthly Jazz Clinic (free; 6-7 pm) and Jam
($10/performers free; 7-10 pm)
MoMA PS 1 Free Admission For All New York
City Residents For One Year, thru October 11,
2016
-Greater New York Showcase of emerging
artists in NY metropolitan area. - Thru March 7,
2016
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th
Ave, Astoria/LIC, 718.777.6888, more events:
www.movingimage.us.
-Lonely Places: Film Noir and the American
Landscape - Thru Dec 20
-Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and
Artifact - Thru Apr 10, 2016
-How Cats Took Over the Internet The history
of cats on the internet. Thru Jan 31, 2016.
New York Mets Free Shirt Fridays, Super
Saturdays, Family Sundays. Season/Partial
Plan/Single tix on sale at Mets.com, 718.507-
TIXX.
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.
-Museum of Stones exhibition, 30 artists;
Chinese paintings, objects on loan from MMA -
thru Jan 10, 2016
-“The Story of the Stones: A Record of
Obsession in Four Vignettes” w/ Joseph
Scheier-Dolberg - Dec 12, 1-2 pm
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, 718.997.5000. Tix
Kupferbergcenter.org or 718.793.8080
-Queens College Choral Society 75th Annual
Winter Concert ($20) Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s

Magnificat. Accompanied by full orchestra, vocal
soloists. “Autumn” and “Winter” from Vivaldi’s
Four Seasons & Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”
from Messiah. Colden Auditorium. Tix:
Kupferberg Ctr. Box office - Dec 12, 8 pm
-Five Continents, One Borough Art
Treasures from the Homelands of Queens. Citi
DeFord Gallery, Lobby One Court Square,
LIC-To Jan 12, 2016
-Along the Silk Roads Photography of
Turkey, Uzbekistan, and China.
Thru Dec 15, Godwin-Ternbach Museum
Queens Theatre Flushing Meadows Corona
Park, www.queenstheatre.org, 718.760.0064.
-Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance
Company ($25/$35/$42) - Dec 12, 2 pm & 8 pm;
Dec 13, 3 pm
-A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. To Dec
20
Queensborough Community College
Performing Arts Ctr., 222-05 56 Avenue
Bayside. Info, tix 718.631.6311, www.visitqpac.org.
-Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Holiday
Concert ($10, $30, $35) Sing along to Christmas
& Chanukah favorites. 718.279.3006 - Dec 20, 4
pm
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd. (& Broadway) LIC,
718.956. 9819,
wwwsocratessculpturepark.org.
-Exhibition: EAF15, Emerging Artists
Fellowship Exhibition -To March 13, ‘16
York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd,

Jamaica, 718-262-2000.
-Gospel Choir Annual Holiday Concert Milton
G. Bassin Performing Arts Center. - Dec 13, 3 pm
-York College Big Band presents The Far East
Suite Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center -
Dec 16, 7 pm
DINNERS/DANCE/FUNDRAISERS
Italian Charities of America Saturday Dance
($8/10) Sandwiches, cake, coffee, tea. 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, 718.478.3100 - Dec 19, 8
pm-midnight
HEALTH & SAFETY:
No-Cost Digital Mammograms and Clinical
Breast Exams American-Italian Cancer
Foundation. Women age 40+, annually. (MOST:
Info and APPOINTMENT near you
*REQUIRED* 877.628.9090, 9 am-4:30 pm.
unless otherwise noted.)
Sunnyside Community Blood Drive 46th St. bet
Queens Blvd & Greenpoint Ave. (under the
Sunnyside arch). Donors get a Dunkin’ Donuts
gift card. Each pint saves 3 lives. Eligibility info &
appt: NY Blood Center @ 800.688.0900.
Dec 16, 2-8 pm
Samuel Field YM-YMHA ($5 per family) Little
Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck.
Weekday programs for preschool children (ages
3-5) w/ developmental disabilities & their families. Snacks served. Programs are ongoing & may
be joined at any time. Info & RSVP:
718.423.6111 ext 242.
-Gym And Creative Exploration - Mon &
Weds, 3-4:30 pm
-Holiday Party - Dec 29, 1-2:30 pm
PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC)
Pre-register for ALL events.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston,
718.229.4000, www.alleypond.com.
-This Week: Nutty Squirrels, Animal Care
Trainee, APEC Adventure Time: Furry Friends
-Queens County Bird Club presents: “Harbor
Herons: Waterbirds of New York Harbor”
(free) w/ light refreshments served. www.qcbirdclub.org.
Dec 16, 8 pm
American Littoral Society: Holiday
Fundraiser Christ Presbyterian Church by the
Sea, 102 Noel Rd, Church Hall, Broad Channel.
Info:718.474.0896.
Nature Walk, Party ($55/45/25 kids) (Walk: meet
at 3 pm for walk through Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge; Party - 5-9 pm. Food & drinks, Don
Diego, Flamenco troop & mystery performer.
Silent Auction. Bring something outrageous for
Ugly Auction. Tickets: www.alsholidayfundraiser. eventbrite.com. Info Don Riepe: 718.318.9344
- Dec 12
SENIOR CENTERS, ACTIVITIES:
Freeze Your Rent Seniors/ disabled in rentcontrolled/ stabilized apts freeze rent below 1/3
your income w/ SCRIE or DRIE; gives landlord tax credit. Age 62+, on SSI, SSDI, Vets’
Disability. Total income below $50K. Bring:
proof of income, rent, age. Astoria Restoration
Assn, 31-28 Ditmars Blvd, hrs: M-F, 11 am-4
pm, 718.726.0034.
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)
Queens Community House Caregiver Support
Services 108-25 62nd Dr, Forest Hills.
www.queenscommunityhouse.org.
-Monday & Wednesday evenings, Tuesday afternoons, Groups meet twice per month.
718.268.5960 ext 226
-Tuesday afternoons, once per month, in Russian.
718.592.5757 ext 247
Senior Resource Expo 2015, by Sen. Sanders
No Fee to Set Up a Booth. Regist. 718.523.3069 -
Dec 16, 10 am-2pm
STREET FAIRS, FLEA MKTS:
Italian Charities of America Flea Market
(Vendors: $25 per table) Food & beverages available. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens
Blvd, Elmhurst. Dec 12, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
HISTORICAL:
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.
-Yoga at the Castle ($10 per class, incl. all equipment, mats, blocks, blankets, straps, bands) - Dec
15, 22, 29
-Candlelight Dinner ($65 per person) RSVP
718.352.1548. - Dec 13, (cocktails 5-6 pm, wine
bar)
King Manor King Park, 150-03 Jamaica Ave,
Jamaica, 718.206.0545
-Hands on History: Winter Wonderland (free)

Make snowflakes, pomander-ornament scented
w/citrus, spice.
Dec 12, 12-3 pm
-Saint Nicholas: The Saint Who Became Santa
Dutch Saint Nicholas, transformation into Santa
Claus. Literature, history, art, & religion. Demo of
Dutch wooden cake boards. - Dec 13, 3 pm
ARTS OTHER:
Afrocolombia Mestizo Dance Company
($37/$40) Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside. Music & dance - To
Dec 13
Altered Appearances exhibit Fisher Landau
Center for Art, 38-27 30th, LIC - Thru Jan 4, 2016
Annette Lemieux: Things to Walk Away With
Intallation of 30 yrs of work. Fisher Landau
Center for Art, 38-27 30 St, LIC.
Thru Jan 4, 2016
QUEENS LIBRARY SYSTEM:
Register for the STACKS Afterschool Program
Ages 6-14; for info: amanda.aponte@queenslibrary.org
Astoria Branch
-Intro to Computers, Resumes, Internet, Email -
Register online/or call 718-990-5102
Broadway Branch
-Toddler Time; Elder Law; Tenants Rights;
Citizenship; Writers’ Workshop
Central Branch
Long Island City Branch 37-44 21 St, LIC
718.752.3700.
-Teen/Tween Makers; ShapeUP NYC; STEM
Toddler Time; Homework Help; Job Search
Strategies; Online Job Applics; Cover Letters;
High School Equivalency Exam Screenings.

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