2016-12-28 / 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:

Museum of the Moving Image
Presents: Winter Warrior
Workshop Reccomended for children
ages 5+ w/ adult. Museum of the
Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria,
Dec 28-Jan 2, 2017, 11:30 am
Flushing Town Hall 137-35
Northern Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a full list of events.
-Monthly Jazz Jam ($10/Free for
Members, Students & Jamming
Musicians) Jan 4, 7-10 pm
-SsingSsing: Korean Folk Songs
Meet Rock ($16/$10 Members &
Students) Jan 6, 8 pm
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 Museum Flushing
Meadows Park, 718.592.9700,
www.queensmuseum.org.
-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 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

ARTS OTHER:

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
-QED’s NYE Spectacular Dec 31,
7:30 or 9:30 pm
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
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)

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
Greek American Homeowners
Assoc. General Meeting (Award ceremony & New Year cake cutting) 23-
49 31 St., Astoria, Jan 4, 7 pm
Winter Pride At Astoria World
Manor ($110 early/$110 table captains/ after Jan 6 $120 online & $150 at
door) Astoria World Manor, 25-22
Astoria Blvd, Astoria, Jan 21, 7 pm

DINNERS/DANCES/FUNDRAISERS:

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
Noshwalk: France, Colombia,
Korea, Ireland, the Philippines,
Tibet and Nepal ($57/$20 children
6-12/Free under 6) Ticket includes
taste but not personal beverages.
Vincent Daniels Square at 52 St and
Roosevelt Ave, Dec 30, 1 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
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)
-Nativity Church, hosted CM Ulrich,
101-41 91 St, Ozone Park, Dec 29
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:

The Volker 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

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

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

PARKS & RECREATION

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

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, NY 10017, 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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