2016-12-21 / 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.


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 Museum Flushing
Meadows Park, 718.592.9700,
-Winter Break and Family
Workshops Take a closer look at
the exhibition Nonstop
Metropolis: The Remix. Dec 28-
30, 1:30-4:30 pm
-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
-Adopt-A-Building on the
Famed Panorama ($50-$1000)
Info 718.592.9700 x 141, or
dw@queensmuseum.org. Ongoing
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
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 $5,000 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


The Agora Gallery Presents:
“Enigmatic Realms” (Free)
Reception Dec 29. More info at
agoragallery.com/artistpage/Mikele_Arapi.aspx. 530 W 25th St, Chelsea,
Dec 29-Jan 18, 2017, 6-8 pm
Forest Hills Symphony
Orchestra Forest Hills Jewish
Center 106-06 Queens Blvd,
Forest Hills - Feb 12, 2017, May
21, 2017, 2 pm
QED Astoria 27-16 23 Ave. For
tix & full list of classes, shows
and events, visit qedastoria.com
-T’was The Night Before
Christmas Show ($8 advance/$10
day of) Dec 24, 6:30 pm
-Congratulations! You Ruined
Christmas! ($10) Dec 24, 8 pm
-Chinese and A Movie Dec 25,
12-7 pm
-Hunan Delighten Up: A
Holiday Special ($5) Dec 25, 7
-QED’s NYE Spectacular Dec
31, 7:30 or 9:30 pm
Lockwood Queens Museum
Holiday Sale Stop by the Queens
Museum Shop for 15% off.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park,
Dec 13-31
Queensboro Symphony
Orchestra Presents: The Pre-
New Year’s Eve Concert (Free
will offering) Ft. Beethoven’s
Choral Fantasy and Haydn’s
Symphony No. 45, or “Farewell.”
Info at 718.359.5996. Mary’s
Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons
Blvd (at Holly Ave), Dec 29, 8 pm
The Secret Theatre Presents “A
Charlie Brown Christmas” ($20
adults/$12 child/$50 family four-pack, at least one child req’d) The
Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St, LIC.
Dec 21-30, 7 pm (matinee on
Christmas Eve @ 2 pm)


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 District Education
Council 26 Public Meeting 61-15
Oceania St, Rm 128, Dec 22, 7 pm
CM Dromm:
-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:
-Christmas Movie Night
Showing “How The Grinch Stole
Christmas.” East Elmhurst
Community School, 26-25 97 St,
East Elmhurst, Dec 23, 6-8:30 pm
Santa Claus Special Appearance
at The Shops at SkyView Center,
40-24 College Point Blvd. Hours:
Thru Dec 24
BP Katz All events at Queens
Borough Hall (12-55 Queens
Blvd) unless otherwise listed.
-Kwanzaa Celebration, Hosted
By Borough President Katz
RSVP queensbp.org/rsvp. Dec 27,
6 pm
-DATE CHANGE: Chanukah
Menorah Lighting Ceremony,
Hosted By Borough President
Katz. Dec 27, 4 pm


Italian Charities of America’s
New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance
($65) Reserve early, seating limited. 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst,
Dec 31, 8 pm-1 am


Health & Healing Day in Little
Neck Holistic speaker series,
bazaar & networking. Ananda
Yoga Sangam, 56-10 Marathon
Pkwy. Jan 14, 2-5 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)
No Cost Digital Mammograms &
Clinical Breast Exams Hosted by
the office of CM Eric Ulrich.
Nativity Church, 101-41 91 St,
Ozone Park, Dec 29, 9 am-4:30
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:


The Voelker Museum Presents:
Gingerbread House Workshop
($5/$8 per family; under 3 free)
Victorian crafts & cocoa. Help
decorate unfinished houses. Dec
28, 11 am-1 pm


Queens Library: 100s of events
daily visit
www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual


Alley Pond Environmental
Center (APEC) Pre-register for
ALL events. 228-06 Northern
Blvd, Douglaston
-This week: Winter Wildlife Ages
3-5, Winter Wildlife Ages 6-7,
Family Nature Bingo, Animal
Care Club


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, NY 10017,
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
-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:
-Muffin’s Pet Connection Helps
find homes for pets. 718.833.7988
or www.muffins.org.
-www.petfinder.com For further
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
-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
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 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,
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
-Knit and Natter Club Tues. 11-1
-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
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-onone help; Easy access to the services needed to start, operate and
grow your business. Visit
www.nyc.gov/business or call
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.,
Sunnyside Community Svcs.
-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 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
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,
Workforce 1 Career Center,
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl.,
Jamaica, 718.557.6755,

31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC,
-CUNY Fatherhood Academy 4-
month, 3 day a week program
Recruiting Now (free; ages 18-24;
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
-Home to Work Ctr. For displaced homemakers. Assessment,
counseling, referrals, workshops,
computer & vocational training,
job search assistance.
-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,

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
-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
-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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