2017-01-11 / 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.
-Michel Lauziere: Science of Sound
Interactive Arts Workshop Jan 14,
($7/$4 Children/Free for Members) 1 pm,
Family Show ($6-$13) 2:15 pm
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-A Day of Readings on Peace: A
Convening Around Mierle Laderman
Ukeles’ Peace Table Jan 15, 2-5 pm

Museum of the Moving Image

-An Afternoon with Rob Legato,
Visual Effects Master ($15/free for
members) Order tix online. Redstone
Theater, Jan 15, 1 pm
-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

Queens College

-Dance Theatre of Harlem Presents A
Special Martin Luther King, Jr.
Weekend ($35) Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake
honoree; Cheryl Willis keynote speaker.
Tix at kupferbergcenter.org. Jan 15, 4
pm

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
-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
Forte NY Presents: Master Series with
Special Guest Nicholas Cords (Free)
New York Presbyterian Church, 43-23 37
Ave, LIC, Jan 15, 5 pm
The Nat Adderly Jr. Trio Live Jazz ($10
Suggested Donation) Jamaica Center for
Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jan
12, 8 pm

QED Astoria 27-16 23 Ave. For tix & full
list of classes, shows and events, visit
qedastoria.com
-Relationsh*t! Jan 13, 9:30 pm
-Salsa For Beginners Jan 14, 12 pm
-Soapmaking Workshop Jan 14, 2 pm
-Non-Fiction Book Proposal Workshop
with QED Owner Kambri Crews Jan
14, 2 pm
-Trivia For A Cause with Trivia NYC
Supporting ChickTech. Jan 15, 7 pm
The Secret Theatre Presents Act One:
One Act 2017 ($18) 30 plays in 4 programs. Info secrettheatre.com. 4402 23 St,
LIC, Jan 12-28

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
108th Community Council Meeting
Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31
39th St., Sunnyside, Jan 31, 7 pm
112th Precinct Community Council
January Meeting Anti-drug contest winners announced, prizes awarded & safety
issues discussed. Free refeshments. New
location, Ridgewood Savings Bank, 107-
55 Queens Blvd, Jan 18, 7:30 pm
Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser for
Kiwanis Club of Bayside ($10) Raffles,
prizes, live entertainment. Tix at
lx2manc@aol.com or 516.996.2569. Jan
14, 8-10 am
Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09
108 St, Forest Hills. Info at 718.268.5011
or cqy.org
-The Civil Rights Movement Is Not
Over: Reflections of a Freedom
Summer Volunteer ($8 voluntary donation) Info 718.268.5011 ext. 151 or
cqy.org. Jan 16, 1:30 pm
Citi Field Convention Center Presents:
Day of Torah & More Jan 15, 8:45 am-
6:15 pm
Community Board #1 Public Hearing
Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd,
Jan 17, 6:30 pm
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (12-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed.
-Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Ft. many freedom fighters. Hosted by BP
Katz. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick
Blvd, Jamaica, Jan 14, 1 pm
QEDC Workshop
-Women’s Power Networking
Breakfast: Breakfast Tax Bootcamp for
the Self-Employed Queens Borough
Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Rm 200, Jan
18, 8:30 am
Safety Improvement Workshop w/
DOT, involves identifying street safety
concerns, discussing street design solutions, gathering community input, brainstorming

ways to enhance safety on
Queens Blvd. info at nycdotfeedbackportals.nyc/queens-blvd. PS 139, 93-06 63
Dr, Jan 12, 6-8 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
Nonstop Metropolis Artworks and public
events at the Queens Museum. Jan 22
Valentine’s For Vets Spons. by AM
Braunstein & AM Carrozza. Donate card,
candy (sugar-free a plus!), playing cards,
puzzles, shaving cream, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, new clothing items such as
pajamas, robes, slippers & socks to hospitalized and disabled veterans by Wed Feb
8.Donation locations: 213-33 39 Ave, Ste
238; 213-38 40 Ave; 46-21 Little Neck
Pkway. Info 718.357.3588

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)
-Host Joseph Addabbo Family Health
Ctr 1288 Central Ave, Far Rockaway, Jan
13
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 Greater Astoria Historical
Society Presents David Morrison
Book Signing and Lecture Discussion
of Sunnyside Yard & Hell Gate Bridge.
35-20 Broadway, Jan 14, 1 pm
Toys & Games from the Attic &
Beyond! ($3 Adults/Children Under 12
& Members Free) Tues, Sat & Sun from
2:30-4:30 pm. Kingsland Homestead,
143-35 37 Ave, Flushing, Thru Jun
2017.

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
-Full Circle Writer’s Workshop Jan

14, 12-2 pm
Broadway Branch 40-20 Broadway,
Long Island City
-Free Citizenship Classes Jan 11, 11
am-2:30 pm
Jackson Heights Branch 35-51 81 St,
Jackson Heights
-Broken Heart Week: Frida Kahlo –
A Broken/Feisty Heart Jan 15, 3-4:45
pm

PARKS & RECREATION

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events. 228-
06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
-This week: Young Chefs – Snowman
Breakfast, Stargazing Wonders –
Astronomy Night, ECOclub: Ice
Extremes!
-“Saving Jamaica Bay” by Daniel
Hendrick (Free) Film, light refreshments
served. Info qcbirdclub.org. Jan 18, 8 pm
Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona
Park Public Meeting of the Executive &
Governance Committees Olmsted
Center Annex (Bid Room) Flushing
Meadows Corona Park, Jan 13, 9-10 am
Free Lifeguard Training Course
Complete testing locations can be found at
nyc.gov/parks or by calling 311. Ongoing
thru Jan

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.
Pre-K Open House Application period
begins Jan 17. District 25 Pre-K Center.
RSVP at tinyurl.com/prekRSVP or at
718.357.2840. 14-45 143 St, 2 Fl,
Whitestone. Jan 12, 9 am & Feb 7, 3 pm

SENIORS:
Technology Classes For Seniors (Free)
Available to all Queensbridge residents.
Mon/Wed: Beyond the Basics (in
Spanish), Computer Basics. Tues/Fri:
Beyond the Basics, Financial Literacy,
Social Networking. Queensbridge Jaconb
A. Riis Senior Center, 10-25 41 Ave, LIC

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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