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.


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
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,
-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
-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.
-Fleeing Genocide: Displacement, Exile
and the Refugee. Kupferberg Holocaust
Center Dec 7, 12:20 pm
- “A Christmas Carol” ($29-$40) Dec 9, 7
-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
-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


Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31 St
-Storytime - Dec 8, 15, 22 & 29: 11 am-12
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
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 Board 2 Info 718.533.8773,
-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


Italian Charities 83-20 Queens Blvd.
-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 & 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:


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
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


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


Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC)
Pre-register for ALL events. 228-06 Northern
Blvd, Douglaston
-This week: Young Discoverers Club –
Wind Power


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 Rockaway.)
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
-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.
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
-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
-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
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.
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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