2017-01-04 / 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. 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.
-Mierle Laderman Ukeles:
Maintenance Art - to Feb 19, 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.
Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a
full list of events.
-Journey to Infinity ($5
Suggested/Free for Members &
Students) Opening reception Jan 7, 3-5
pm
-Express with Lines and Color
($5/Free for Members) Materials provided. Jan 8, 2-4 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

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
Con Brio Ensemble Presents: The
Twilight Concert ($12/$10
Students/Seniors) TDF vouchers accepted, info at 718.459.1277. Church in the
Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave, Jan 8, 4:30 pm
“The Three Kings” Presented by the
Latin American Cultural Center of
Queens. Music by DJ Woody. Free, donations appreciated. RSVP at 718.261.7664
or laccq@aol.com. El Paraiso, 102-11 42
Ave, Jan 8, 2:30-5 pm
QED Astoria 27-16 23 Ave. For tix &
full list of classes, shows and events, visit
qedastoria.com
-The Bitch Seat Featuring Christian
Finnegan & More Jan 8, 8:30 pm
-Myq Kaplan & Friends Featuring
Shockwave (as heard on The Hamilton
Mixtape) & More Jan 9, 8:30 pm
-Swing Dancing Class Jan 9, advanced
beginners 6:30; beginners 7:20
-Repeater: A Little Show About Big
Songs Jan 10, 7:30 pm
-The Food Funny Jan 11, 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 Meeting 43-3139
St, Jan 5, 6:30 pm
Greek American Homeowners Assoc.
General Meeting (Award ceremony &
New Year cake cutting) 23-49 31 St.,
Astoria, Jan 4, 7 pm
Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting
43-31 39 St, Jan 5, 6:30 pm
Community Board 7 Regular Meeting
Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union
St, Flushing, Jan 9, 7 pm
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (12-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed.
-Queens Borough Board Meeting Topic
TBD. Jan 9, 5:30 pm
-Queens Borough Cabinet Meeting
Topic TBD. Jan 10, 9:30 am
Queens Village Republican Club
General Club Meeting. Knight of
Columbus/St Anne’s Council, 263-15
Union Tpke, Jan 5, 7:30 pm
QEDC Workshop
-New Idea to New Venture Queens
Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd,

Room G110, Jan 9, 6 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
108th Community Council Meeting
Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31
39th St., Sunnyside, Jan 31, 7 pm
John V. Daniels, Jr Post #2813 47-53 43
St., Sunnyside, Jan 21, 2pm
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside will meet
the 2 and 4 Wednesday of every month at
Sidetracks 45-08 Queens Blvd.,
Sunnyside 6:30 pm
LICity/Astoria Lions Club will meet
second Tuesday of the month Irish Center
1040 Jackson Ave, LIC, 7 PM
NYC Parks New candidates for free lifeguard training course.
www.nyc.gov/parks
New York Cares Coat Drive For drop
off locations
www.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive
Treecycle Bring your holiday tree to
recycle into wood chips. Jan 7 & 8, 10
am to 2 pm
Nonstop Metropolis Artworks and public events at the Queens Museum. Jan 22

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)
New York Presbyterian Presents:
What’s New With Type 2 Diabetes
(Plus...Sugars, Carbohydrates, and
How They Fit Into A Healthy Diet) Info
at nyp.org/queens. 147-19 73 Ave, Jan
10, 7 pm
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.
Astoria Branch 14-01 Astoria Blvd,
Long Island City
-Bilingual Toddler Storytime

(Spanish/English) Jan 4, 11-11:45 am
Newtown Literary Writing Classes:
Writing From The Gut (Free) Feat.
Norman Stock, author of Pickled
Dreams Naked. Poetry examples and
exercises where form follows emotion.
Excerpts from Ginsberg’s Howl,
Hopkins’ “Terrible Sonnets” & Plath’s
Daddy. Queens Library at Jackson
Heights, 35-51 81 St, Jan 7, 2:30-4:30
pm

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
Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
This week: Get Your Zen On,
Tween/Teen Yoga, APEC Adventure
Time: Snowflakes and Snowballs, Fun in
the Snow Ages 3-4, Turkish Table With
Ms. Sila, Vet Tech 201,
MulchFest Complete list of locations
visit nyc.gov/parks. Brookville Park,
Travers Park & Astoria Park. Jan 7, 10
am-2 pm

SCHOOLS:

LaGuardia Community College NYC
Residents veterans 60 or older may
attend college for a small fee. For more
info 718-482-5386
Grace Institute Women transition back
into the workforce. For training program
and info www.graceinstitute.org/admissions@graceinstitute.org.
Educational Opportunities The State
Education Depart. Continuing Education
Services Vocational Rehabilitation if you
have a disability, or unemployed visit
www.acces.nysed.gov.

STREET:

Queens Greenmarket Sunnyside
Saturdays Skillman Ave & 43 St. 8 am
to 3 pm. Textile & rechargeable battery
recycling 9 am to 1 pm
Food scrap collection (by big! compost)
10 am to 1 pm. For more info
www.grownyc.org.

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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