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.


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:
-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,
-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
-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,
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


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
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)


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,
-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


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,
Dec 3, 8 pm
Italian Charities 83-20 Queens Blvd.
-Dance the Night Away Food and drinks
available - Dec 3 & 17; 8-12 am


Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09
108 St, Forest Hills; www.cqy.org,
-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:


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,
-Wreath Decorating Workshop
($20/18m) Adults, teens, tweens.
Reservations required 718.359.6227 or
info@vomuseum.org - Dec 3, 1-4 pm


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


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,
-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


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
Whitepoint Pee Wee Football FREE
Registraton for FIRST 56 kids. Info John
McArdle at 347.322.0374, email whitepointyouthfootball.com, visit whitepointyouthfootball.com


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 &


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
AmericaWorks Recruiting, screening, support. 16, 228 East 45th Street, New
York,NY10017, www.americaworks.com,
212. 599.5627. Also in Jamaica and Far
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.petfinder.com For further info
Business Assistance Calendar For business
owners seeking assistance in skills.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
Riders Alliance Organizing mass transit riders for affordable fares, service restoration,
general improvements. www.ridersny.org.,
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,
-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
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.

31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7200,
-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,
-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,
-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,

20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck,
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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