2016-12-14 / 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.
-In Arts We Trust – Chinese Dance in
New York City ($5 Suggested
Donations/FREE Members & Students)
Dec 14, 7 pm
-Gamelan Son of Lion – Indonesian
Percussion ($16/$10 Members &
Students) Dec 16, 7 pm
-Calpulli Community ($15/$12
Members/$10 Students) Dec 18, 2 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
-Queens Collects: 60 Years at the GTM
(Free) Godwin-Ternbach Museum, thru
Dec 21
-Into The Light Performed by Vanaver
Caravan. Colden Auditorium Dec 18, 3
pm
-A Chanukah Celebration (Free) Ft.
Eleanor Reissa, Frank London and his
Klezmer Brass Allstars. RSVP rita.shliselberg@gc.cuny.edu, or 718.997.5730 or
718.997.4530 Dec 15, 7 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.
-Oratorio Society of Queens Annual
Holiday Concert ($35/$30 seniors/students with ID/$10 children 12 and
under/$40 day-of) Excerpts from
Handel’s “Messiah” and favorite
Christmas and Chanukah tunes. Tix at
queensoratorio.org or 718.279.3006
Dec 18, 4 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 15, 22 & 29: 11 am-
12 pm
-Creative Writing Workshop Dec 18,
5-6:30 pm
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
Forest Hills Jewish Center 106-06 Queens
Blvd, Forest Hills - Feb 12, 2017, May 21,
2017, 2 pm
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, LIC.
-Gallery Nights Dec 15
The Queens Consort: Winter St Mark’s
Church, 33-50 82 St, Jackson Hts, Dec 17,
7 pm
QED Astoria 27-16 23 Ave. For tix & full
list of classes, shows and events, visit
qedastoria.com
-America’s Sweethearts Dec 19, 8:30 pm
-Drink N’ Draw Dec 20, 8 pm
-Sip N’ Scribe Dec 20, 8 pm
-What Are You Afraid Of? With Mara
Wilson Dec 22, 7:30 pm

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

104th Precinct Community Council:
2nd Annual Cop of the Year Award
Dinner ($70 individual/ $650 table of 10)
Officer of the year: Detective Thomas

Bell, 104 PCT Community Affairs.
Journal donations - $25 card size/$50
half/$100 full. RSVP by Dec 31 to cgalbo@maspethfederal.com. Info
718.335.1300. Villa Erasmo, 69-61
Juniper Blvd, South Middle Village; Jan
26, 7-11 pm
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 Board 3 Monthly Board
Meeting IS 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd, East
Elmhurst, Dec 15, 7:45 pm
Community Board 5 Board Meeting
Christ the King High School, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Dec 14, 7 pm
Community Bd 6 Kew Gdns Com. Ctr.,
80-02 Kew Gdns Rd, Ste 202.
Dec 14, 7:45 pm
CM Dromm:
-Holiday Toy Drive Please bring an
unwrapped toy to 37-32 75 St, Jackson
Hts - BY DEC 16
-Presentation on Healthcare Advance
Directives: Powers of Attorney, Las Wills
and Testaments, and Burial Planning Info
at 718.803.6373. Elmhurst Senior Center,
75-01 Broadway, 3 Fl, Dec 21, 11 am-12
pm
CM Ferreras-Copeland:
-Interfaith Holiday Light Spectacular
Caroling, hot chocolate, Lighting Kinara,
Menorah, Christmas Tree. Elmhurst Care
Ctr, 100-17 Ditmars Blvd, E. Elmhurst -
Dec 15, 7 pm (dress warm!)
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
QEDC Workshops: Women’s Power
Networking Breakfast: Pitching and
Presenting Your Business Power networking breakfast. Dec 15, 8:30 am
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
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
-Holiday Food Drive Please drop off
non-perishables: canned meats, soups,
veggies, fruit; infant formula, peanut butter, dried goods: rice, pasta, beans, fruit to
Van Bramer’s Ofc: 47-01 Queens Blvd,
Ste 205, or following Library Branches:
Broadway, LIC, Court Square, Sunnyside,
Woodside; or Ravenswood Senior Ctr. BY
DEC 20

DINNERS/DANCES/FUNDRAISERS:

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

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.
-Sons And Daughters ($15/25) Dec 18,
3 pm (followed by Christmas Party)

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
Meetings: Finance & Investments
Committee (6:30 pm); Labor Relations
(6:00 pm); Board of Trustees (7 pm) RT
Groh Central Library, 89-11 Merrick
Blvd, Jamaica - Dec 20

PARKS & RECREATION

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events. 228-
06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
-This week: Vet Tech 101, Winter Solstice
Star Celebration, Tween/Teen Yoga, The
Nature of Yoga, Migration Sensation Ages
3-4

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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