2016-11-30 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts

Dates & times are subject to change. SEND INFO TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the event (this is a WEEKLY paper) to qgazette@aol.com, or 42-16 34th Ave, Astoria 11101.

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT/ SPORTS:

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd, Flushing. Tix: www.flushingtownhall.org.
-Five Boroughs Music Festival: Broklyn
Rider ($25/$15 members/$10 students) -
Dec 2, 7:30 pm
-Monthly Jazz Jam ($10/free for members, students & jamming musicians)
House band led by Carol Sudhalter.
Dec 7, 7-10 pm
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35
Ave, Astoria. 718.777.6888, 718.784.0077,
718.777.6800, more events:
www.movingimage.us.
-Pushing the Envelope: A Decade of
Documentary at the Cinema Eye Honors -
To Dec 23
-See It Big! Holiday Films
Fanny and Alexander, Shop Around the
Corner; The Dead; A Christmas Tale;
Meet Me in St. Louis; Christmas, Again;
Eyes Wide Shut - To Dec 24
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.
-Another Land: After Noguchi. 12 photographs by Leah Raintree. Reimagine
Noguchi sculptures as distant celestial
objects. Runs now thru Jan 9, 2017
Queens College Kupferberg Center for the
Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing.
-The Piano Guys - Dec 2, 8 pm
-“Cinderella” State Ballet Theatre of
Russia In ($33) Set to the music of S.
Prokofiev. Enter Facebook sweepstakes to
win 2 tix ($66 value) - Dec 3, 7:30 pm
-Family Shows Colden Auditorium. Tix &
info kupferbergcenter.org ($20-$25 Adults,
$14 for children 12 & under) On Sale Now:
Into to the Light by Vanaver Caravan Dec 18,
3 pm
-Spring Concerts Presale, Promo Code
SPRING on sale now:
-American Showstoppers
-The Chieftans w/ Paddy Moloney
-The Spinners and Little Anthony & The
Imperials
-Cesar Millan
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org.
-Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance
Art - to Feb 19, 2017
-Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix - Thru
January 1, 2017
-A Passion for Tiffany Lamps - Thru April,
2018
Queensborough Community College
Performing Arts Ctr., 222-05 56 Avenue
Bayside. Info, tix 718.631.6311, www.visitqpac.org.
-QCC Art Gallery: Mara Sfara in exhibit “From Land to Sea.” Queens
Community College Art Gallery.
thru Jan 15, 2017

Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon
Blvd, LIC. Info 718-956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-Emerging Artist Fellowships 15 artists
will receive $5000 production grant, studio access & can produce & exhibit in the
park. Proposals DEADLINE: Jan 9, 2017,
11:59 pm
-Folly/Function 2017 Partnering with the
Architectural League of NY, one architect
will receive an $8000 production grant.
Proposals due Jan 9, 2017 @ 11:59 pm
-Applause Thru Mar 12, 2017

ARTS OTHER:

Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31 St
-Storytime - Dec 1, 11 am-12 pm
-Storytelling Show - Dec 1, 7-8 pm
-David Pagano with The LEGO
Animation Book - Dec 3, 3-4 pm
-Young Writers Workshop
Dec 4, 12:30-1:15 pm
Federation of Hellenic Societies of
Greater New York Fundraiser in Support
of the Greek Cultural Center ($50) Food,
drinks, live music, raffle ticket drawing.
22-51 29 St.
Dec 3, 8 pm
Newtown Literary’s 9th Issue Reading
(Free) Featuring contributors reading from
their work. Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St,
Elmhurst - Dec 7, 7-9 pm
“Cabaret” by Parkside Players ($20 / $18
senior) Info at 347.256.7882; tix
718.353.7388. Grace Lutheran Church, 71
Rd and Union Tpk, Forest Hills.
Dec 2, 3; 8 pm
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Forest
Hills Jewish Center 106-06 Queens Blvd,
Forest Hills - Feb 12, 2017, May 21, 2017, 2
pm
The History of Salsa (Historia de la Salsa)
From Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia and New
York in NY in 60s & 70s. info at thaliatheatre.org. Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside, Thru Dec 11
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, LIC.
-Gallery Nights Dec 15
QED Astoria 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria. For a
full list of 100s of COMEDY & EDIFYING
events, visit qedastoria.com.
-What Are You Afraid Of? With Mara
Wilson - Nov 30, 7:30 pm
-Foundations of Calligraphy
Dec 3, 12 pm
-So You Want to Write for Print? Sh*t You
Gotta Know - Dec 3, 3 pm
-Vegan Lipbalm Workshop Dec 4,12 pm
-Knitting 101 Dec 4, 2 pm
-PR & Marketing 101 Dec 4, 2 pm
Queens World Film Festival Submissions
open until Dec 7. To submit a film & for info,
visit queensworldfilmfestival.com (Festival:
March 14-19)

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

114th Precinct:
-Children’s Christmas Party for underprivileged children of the community. Donations
Appreciated! Astoria World Manor, 25-22
Astoria Blvd - Dec 3, 9 am-12 pm
Children’s Holiday Parade Sponsored by
CM Vallone. Followed by lighting ceremony

at Bayside LIRR. 36 Ave & Bell Blvd, Dec 4,
3:30-5 pm
Community Board 2 Info 718.533.8773,
www.CB2Queens.org
-Meeting Sunnyside Community Services,
43-31 39 St, Ground Fl, Dec 1, 6:30 pm
-Toy Drive Thru Dec 16. Drop off toys at
CB2 office, M-F, 9-5 pm 43-22 50 St, 2 Fl.
Holiday Tree Lighting Whitestone Village
Harpell’s Pharmacy, 12-65 150 St, Dec 1,
ceremony 4 pm, lighting 5 pm
BP Katz Upcoming Events At Queens
Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew
Gardens (unless otherwise listed)
-Queens Parent Advisory Board
Date change: Nov 30, 7 pm
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing
Dec 1, 10:30 am
-“Next New Idea to New Venture” Class
Pre-reg req’d at queensny.org/events.
Dec 5, 5:45 pm
-Queens Parent Advisory Board
Dec 7, 6 pm
Santa Claus Special Appearance at The
Shops at SkyView Center, 40-24 College
Point Blvd. Hours: www.shopskyviewcenter.com. Thru Dec 24

DINNERS/DANCES/FUNDRAISERS:

Fundraiser in Support of the Greek
Cultural Center ($50) Live music, food,
drinks; raffle ticket drawing. Reservations at
718.726.7329 or
info@greekculturalcenter.org. 22-51 29 St,
Astoria.
Dec 3, 8 pm
Italian Charities 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Elmhurst
-Dance the Night Away Food and drinks
available - Dec 3 & 17; 8-12 am

HEALTH:

Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09
108 St, Forest Hills; www.cqy.org,
718.268.5011
-Author Adam Kirsch will discuss “The
People and the Books” ($8 sugg’d donation) - Dec 5, 1:30 pm
Health & Healing Day in Little Neck
Holistic speaker series, bazaar & networking. Ananda Yoga Sangam, 56-10
Marathon Pkwy.
Dec 3, 2-5 pm & Jan 14, 2-5 pm
Diabetes Awareness Event By NYC
Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst Community
Medical Center Lobby, 41 Ave. bet. 80 and
81 Sts - Nov 30, 10:30 am-12 pm
No-Cost Digital Mammograms & Clinical
Breast Exams. American-Italian Cancer
Foundation. Uninsured welcome. Women
age 40+ w/insurance; age 50+ w/o ins., NYC
residents; once annually. Info and appointment (required) near you 877.628.9090, 9
am-4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted)
-Addabbo Family Health Ctr. 6200 Beach
Channel Dr, Arverne.
Dec 1
QCWBA 2016 Judiciary Night hosted by
Queens County Women’s Bar Assn.; special
honoree and keynote speaker, Hon. Janet
DiFiore; 2016 Faith O’Neal Scholarship
awardees will be announced. Queens
Theatre, 14 United Nations South, Flushing

Meadows Corona Park.
Nov 30, 5:30-8:30 pm
Travel Warning for Pregnant Women:
Zika VirusMay cause birth defects. There is
no vaccine; also sexually transmitted; may be
no symptoms. Info, maps of affected areas:
www.nyc.gov/health.

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES:

Bayside Historical Society - The Castle
at Fort Totten. 208 Totten Ave, Bayside.
-Victorian Holiday Crafts, Cookies,
Santa ($5/child; $15 max/family) Crafts
suited to ages 4-12 yrs. RSVP
718.352.1548 - Dec 3, 1-3 pm
Voelker Orth Museum 149-19 38 Ave,
Flushing.
-Wreath Decorating Workshop
($20/18m) Adults, teens, tweens.
Reservations required 718.359.6227 or
info@vomuseum.org - Dec 3, 1-4 pm

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on programs; call Central Library 718.990.0700
or individual branches.
Finance & Investments Committee Mtg
- Dec 20

PARKS & RECREATION

Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC)
Pre-register for ALL events. 228-06 Northern
Blvd, Douglaston
-This week: Animal Tales: Toddler Tales:
Lots of Spots, Tween/Teen Yoga, The Nature
of Yoga, Two Little Birds, The Nature of
Yoga, APEC Adventure Time: Birds and
Berries, Migration Sensation Ages 5-6, Vet
Tech 201.
Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St,
Flushing.
-Christmas Spectacular with Santa
Festivities include: lantern and ornament
making for children, a capella performances
by The Rough Dozen, photos with Santa
(fees apply), and a stunning Tree Lighting
Ceremony. 5 pm: visitors will walk to the
Cherry Circle w/ their handcrafted lanterns
lighting the way, for a singalong with Santa,
and grand finale lighting of 50-foot tree -Dec
4, 1-5:30 pm

SCHOOL/CLASSES/KIDS/PETS

Bombers First Sticks Lacrosse Program
(Free) Lacrosse fundamentals, fall and spring
sessions; boys and girls; K-3rd grade. Fun
games and drills, experienced coaches. Info
917.282.8638 or Bomberslacrosse.com.
Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave,
in Maspeth.
-Online Farmer’s Market “Our Harvest”
Delivers produce, meats, dairy, artisanal.
Each order of $25 gets meal donated to local
pantry.
Whitepoint Pee Wee Football FREE
Registraton for FIRST 56 kids. Info John
McArdle at 347.322.0374, email whitepointyouthfootball.com, visit whitepointyouthfootball.com

SENIORS:

Queens Interagency Council on Aging: It’s
Time To Discuss ACCESS-A-RIDE, Your
Needs & Concerns (free) Queens Borough
Hall 120-55 Queens Blvd, Rm 213. PLEASE
RSVP: 718-268-5954/ qicany@aol.com
Dec 7, 9-11 am (9 am: Registration &
Breakfast)

ONGOING EVENTS; ORGANIZATIONS

General Interest:

ACQC For Undocumented Immigrants
(Advocacy Ctr. of Qns Cty) Receive a Soc.
Sec. Card through the DACA, Legal,
Housing, Health Educ., Mental Health,
Education, Case Mgmt., Food & Nutrition
and Syringe Exchange. Main site 161-21
Jamaica Ave., 6th Fl, Jamaica, 718-896-
2500, (also in Woodside & Far
Rockaway.)
AmericaWorks Recruiting, screening, support. 16, 228 East 45th Street, New
York,NY10017, www.americaworks.com,
212. 599.5627. Also in Jamaica and Far
Rockaway
Animal Shelter/Rescue (donations
always appreciated):
-Animal Rescue Pet adoptions,
718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425.
-Animals Can’t Talk 718.393.7535, animalscanttalk@aol.com
-Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue &
Adoption Center, Atlas Park, 80-36,
Cooper Ave., 718.326.6070, www.bobbiandthestrays.org/Adopt.aspx.
-Kitty Karetakers of Queens Astoria,
Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside:
7186707221, kittykaretakers@gmail.com
-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.
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
Free Services: Immigration /
Naturalization, Senior Benefits, Community
Health Advocate. 93-03 Roosevelt Ave 2R,
Jackson Heights; Flushing Office 133-04 39
Ave., Flushing
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: By
APPOINTMENT 718.478.3848
Food Pantries (donate/ receive):
-BVM Help of Christians 70-31 48 Ave,

Woodside, info 718.672.4848 x11 Thurs
9:30 am-noon (ID required)
-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 (Photo
ID Required)
-Community Food Pantry By Queens
Community House & Forest Hills Interfaith
Community, Food Bank for NYC. Forest
Hills Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr. -
Last Wednesday of every month, 6-8 pm
Free Citizenship Classes Emerald Isle
Immigration Ctr, 59-26 Woodside Ave. 2nd
floor, Woodside, More Info call/text 646-
545-7214 - Mon, Tues, 6 - 9 pm
Free Colonoscopy Screenings The #2
cancer killer. Age 50+, once a decade. Info
for screening American Cancer Soc
800.227.2345.
Free English Classes for Adults Queens
Community House, 108-25 62 Dr., Forest
Hills. Info 718-592-5757 ext. 216
Free Housing Legal Services For Corona,
Corona Heights, Elmhurst, Lefrak City.
Facing eviction, need repairs, roommate
issue, Call 718-316-9993 AAFE Jackson
Heights 93-03 Roosevelt Ave, 2R, Jackson
Heights.
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 718.478.3848.
Free Medicaid, SNAP Screenings 3rd
Thursdays, Cncl. Ferreras’ ofc 32-33A
Junction Blvd, E. Elmhurst, 718.651.1917.
Freeze Your Rent Seniors/ disabled in
rent-controlled/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.
HANAC Western Queens Caregivers
Network. Weekly support group, counseling
sessions, referrals. Info 718.777.6941
Jackson Heights Community Chorus Tues
rehearsals. Renaissance Charter School, 35-
59 81 St, Info 917.200.5779. Tuesday
rehearsals 7:30-9:30 pm
Jobs for New Yorkers Tens of thousands of
jobs on construction projects by Gov.
Cuomo. www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm.
Jobs: Queens Workforce 1 Career Center,
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl, Jamaica. Info
718.557.6755, www.nycgov/workforce1
New York Irish Center, Pieta House 10-
40 Jackson Ave, LIC. Free, professional,
confidential, therapeutic approach to people in crisis. 718.482.0909. Info
newyorkirishcenter.org. Also:
-Senior Computer Club Sat., 11-1 pm
-Knit and Natter Club Tues. 11-1 pm
-Senior Lunch Club Weds., 1-4 pm
NYC CERT: Community Emergency
Response Team. 10-week training.
www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/get_involved/cert.shtml.
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.
NYC Department of Veterans’ Services
NEW & first of its kind Queens Satellite
Office. Queens Borough Hall, Ste 222, 120-
55 Queens Blvd. Enhanced accessibility for
veterans to services. Walk-ins welcome. Info
718.286.2868.
Tues thru Thurs, 10 am- 2 pm
NYC Home-STAT the Homeless Outreach
& Mobile Engagement Street Action Teams.
Homelessness prevention programs, transition and permanent housing. Contact
Community Board #2 718.533.8773,
qno2@cb.nyc.gov.
NYC Small Business Support Center
Business courses, one-on-one help; Easy
access to the services needed to start, operate
and grow your business. Visit
www.nyc.gov/business or call 718-570-8500
Office Child Support Assistance (OCSA).
Can help get noncustodial parents’ child support, help locate them, paternity, court orders,
medical support, collection & medicaid. 32-
20 Northern Blvd, 6th Fl. (Honeywell St.
entrance), 718.784.6979.
QEDC (Queens Econ. Devel. Corp.)
Resources for small business owners, entrepreneurs, General Queens events. Info
718.263.0546, www.queensny.org/qedc/
(RSVP online
www.QueensNY.org/qedc/business/events for all unless otherwise noted):
-Made In Queens (MiQ) Pop-up Store 27-
24 Queens Plaza South, ft. new products
every month. Looking for entrepreneurs,
locally made and artisanal crafts, food products, more, to sell there. Sign up, info
www.madeinqueens.nyc/
Riders Alliance Organizing mass transit riders for affordable fares, service restoration,
general improvements. www.ridersny.org.,
212-590-9427
Sunnyside Community Svcs. (free)
-Assists in filing Food Stamps applications.
718.784.6173 x110; Free training to be
Home Health Aide, job placement.
718.784.6160 x338; Longterm care, in home
or adult day care; applying for Medicaid &
other benefits; Education & caregiver skills;
wellness activities. English/Spanish. 43-31
39th St, Sunnyside. Info www./scsny.org,
718.906.0660;
-Social Adult Day Program for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or physical
impariments. Services include; hot lunch,
medication reminders, personal care, music
and art therapy, gentle exercise, yoga, celebrations and special events. To schedule call
Naomi at 718-786-9273
Tree Guard Program To request trees or
protect extant trees. For more info, visit
www.nycparkstreeguard.com
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

Thursday Workshop for Latinas In
Spanish; Info on health & safety issues for
immigrant Latinas: HIV/AIDS, Domestic
Violence, Substance Abuse, Sexuality,
Depression, Self Esteem. Voces Latinas
office, 37-63 83 St., Suite 1B, Jackson Hts
- Thurs, noon - 2 pm
Vocational Rehabilitation State Education
Department Office of Adult Career and
Continuing Education Services Queens
District Office, 11-15 47th Ave, LIC. For persons w/ disability & unemployed Info
347.510.3100, www.acces.nysed.gov
Workforce 1 Career Center, Queens
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl., Jamaica,
718.557.6755, www.nyc.gov/workforce1.

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLL.
31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7200,
www.laguardia.edu/acereg.
-CUNY Fatherhood Academy 4-month, 3
day a week program Recruiting Now (free;
ages 18-24; unemployed/underemployed)
LAGCC, Rm C225, 29-10 Thomson Avenue,
LIC. Learn rights and responsibilities as a
father, explore careers, get work experience,
learn about parenting, earn High school
Equivalency Diploma, and prepare for college. Info 718.730.7336,
dspeal@lagcc.cuny.edu
-Free GED Program at Adult Learning
Center, 718.482.5385
-Green Jobs Training Program Apply
www.greenworkforcenyc.org, 718.663.8407
-Home to Work Ctr. For displaced homemakers. Assessment, counseling, referrals,
workshops, computer & vocational training, job search assistance. 718.482.5166.
-NYC Home-STAT the Homeless Outreach
& Mobile Engagement Street Action Teams -
Homelessness prevention programs, transition and permanent housing. Contact
Community Board #2 718.533.8773,
qno2@cb.nyc.gov.
-Practical Nurse Program funding available. 718.609.2130
-Veterans Only: Evening College Prep and
GED Classes (free) Info Elizabeth Allen at
718.482.5386 / 5231,
www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans.

SAMUEL FIELD Field YM & YWHA 58-
20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck,
718.225.6750.
Ongoing registration. RSVP, info
718.423.6111 ext 242; email
ASmith@sfy.org. Progs $5 per family:
-Indoor Playground ($7 for one adult,
one child; $2 for each add’l) for age 5 and
under, must be w/ adult. climbers, bridges,
balance beam, activities; sneakers
required; No registration.
Weds 10:45-11:45 am, 718.225.6750 ext
229, Email CGiancola@sfy.org
-Gym and Creative Exploration ($5 per
family; ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities & their families) Little Neck -
Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm
-Monday Magic: Learn & Play ($5 per
family; ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities & their families) At Bay Terrace
Ctr, 212-00 23 Ave, Bayside. Mondays 3-
4:30 pm

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