2016-12-07 / 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.
-Jam Session ($10/free members and musicians) Dec 7, 7-10 pm
-Monthly Jazz Jam ($10/free for members,
students & jamming musicians) House band
led by Carol Sudhalter.
-The Great Northeast Cheese Fest ($60/$45
Early Bird/$100 VIP) Dec 10, 6-9 pm
-Holiday Historic House Tour ($20/$15
adv/$5 children) Dec 11, 1-5 pm
-Holiday Market (Free, no tickets required)
Dec 11, 11-5 pm
-In Arts We Trust – Chinese Dance in New
York City ($5 Suggested Donations/FREE
Members & Students) Dec 14, 7 pm
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
Presents: “Let It Snow!” With The Astoria
Symphony Orchestra ($30) 31-10 Thomson
Ave, Dec 10, 3 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
Christmas, Again; Eyes Wide Shut - To Dec
24
MoMA PS1 Night at the Museum: Artists
Holiday Party ($15) RSVP on Facebook. 22-
25 Jackson Ave, LIC, Dec 16, 8 pm-midnight
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.
-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.
-Fleeing Genocide: Displacement, Exile
and the Refugee. Kupferberg Holocaust
Center Dec 7, 12:20 pm
- “A Christmas Carol” ($29-$40) Dec 9, 7
pm
-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
York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd
#1A12, Jamaica
-YC Big Band Presents: Call it Anything: A
Tribute to Miles Davis With special guest
Tom Browne. Dec 14, 7 pm
-YC Gospel Chorus Celebration of
Broadway Musical Dec 15, 6 pm

ARTS OTHER:

Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31 St
-Storytime - Dec 8, 15, 22 & 29: 11 am-12
pm
Not So Silent Auction at Flux Factory
CUNY Hunter MFA Building, 205 Hudson
St, Manhattan, 2 Fl. Dec 11, 6 pm cocktail
hour; 7-10 pm auction
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
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
Holiday Tree Lighting Free & open to the
public. Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36
St, Dec 9, 4 pm
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, LIC.
-Gallery Nights Dec 15
Richmond Hill Love Letter Free storytelling
event. Indo-Caribbean Alliance, 131-12
Liberty Ave, Dec 11, 2-4:30 pm
Queens World Film Festival Submissions
open until Dec 7. To submit a film & for info,
visit queensworldfilmfestival.com (Festival:
March 14-19)
Carol Sudhalter House Concert ($20) Ft.
Patrick Poladian, Dave Ruffels, Carol
Sudhalter and guests. Refreshments avail.
Dec 11, 2:30-4 pm

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

Community Board 2 Info 718.533.8773,
www.CB2Queens.org
-Toy Drive Thru Dec 16. Drop off toys at
CB2 office, M-F, 9-5 pm 43-22 50 St, 2 Fl.
Community Bd 6 Kew Gdns Com. Ctr., 80-
02 Kew Gdns Rd, Ste 202.
Dec 14, 7:45 pm
Community District Education Council 30
Mtg. Auditorium of PS/IS 78. 46-08 5 St,
LIC, Dec 12, 6:30 pm
Holiday Open House Bring a wrapped toy
for drive. Food throughout the district showcased. 37-32 75 St, 1 Fl, Dec 15, 5-7 pm
BP Katz Upcoming Events At Queens
Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew
Gardens (unless otherwise listed)
-Queens Parent Advisory Board
Dec 7, 6 pm
-Job Fair For Immediate Hires At LGA
And JFK, Spons. By Katz, PANY&NJ,
Council for Airport Opportunity, Elmcor,
Laguardia Gateway Partners, Skanska Walsh
and Meridiem Elmcor, 33-16 108 St, Corona.
Dec 8, 10 am-3 pm
-New York State Citizen Preparedness
Corps Training Program Pre-reg req’d at prepare. ny.gov. Queens Library at Corona, 38-23
104 St, Dec 8, 10 am
-Queens Borough Board Meeting Topic
TBD. Dec 12, 5:30 pm & Dec 13, 9:30 am
-Pop-Up Amnesty Day Presented by the
Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce to
help business owners reduce fines to the City.
Info at nyc.gov/forgivingfines, ENDS Dec 12
Risk & Reward: The Dangers of Social
Media in the Workplace ($35) For business
owners, HR professionals, supervisors and
managers. Register now! Dionysos
Restaurant, 23-15 31 St, Astoria, Dec 14,
8:30-10 am
Santa Claus Special Appearance at The
Shops at SkyView Center, 40-24 College
Point Blvd. Hours: www.shopskyviewcenter.com. Thru Dec 24
Social Media Marketing (Free) RSVP at
itsinqueens.org. QEDC’s Entrepreneur Space,
36-46 37 St, LIC. Dec 8, 6 pm
CM Van Bramer: Self-Defense, Anti-
Bullying, & De-Escalation Training
(FREE) and upstander tactics from the
Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment
(WISE) and Center for Anti-Violence
Education. Sunnyside Com. Svcs, 43-31 39
St, Sunnyside. RSVP
eehrenberg@council.nyc.gov or 718-383-
9566 - Dec 14, 6-8 pm

DINNERS/DANCES/FUNDRAISERS:

Italian Charities 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Elmhurst
-Dance the Night Away Food and drinks
available - Dec 17, 8-12 am
Flea Market ($25 per table) Food & beverages avail. Info 718.478.3100. 83-20 Queens
Blvd, Elmhurst, Dec 10, 9 am-4 pm

HEALTH:

Health & Healing Day in Little Neck
Holistic speaker series, bazaar & networking.
Ananda Yoga Sangam, 56-10 Marathon
Pkwy. 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)
Travel Warning for Pregnant Women:
Zika Virus May 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:

Greek Cultural Ctr 26-80 30th St, Astoria.
-Wednesday Movie Nights (free) 8 pm:
“Bitter Moon” by Roman Polanski
Dec 7
Holiday Historic House Tour Set your own
pace; 1 ticket good for all 7 Queens historical
sites. Tours, activities, refreshments and
snacks. Many performances, crafts to make &
take & seasonal displays. Register at
hhht2016.eventbrite.com
Dec 11, 1-5 pm
King Manor’s Holiday Jubilee 153 St and
Jamaica Ave, Dec 9, 6-8 pm
Queens Jeopardy Night Hosted by
Leader/Observer and Woodhaven Cultural
and Historical Society. Neir’s Tavern, 87-48
78 St, Dec 13, 7-9 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.
Community History and Digitization Event
In conjunction with Friends of the
Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library
and the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical
Society. Queens Library at Douglaston/Little
Neck, 249-01 Northern Blvd, Dec 8, 4-6 pm
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: Young Discoverers Club –
Wind Power

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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