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.


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

Queensborough Community College
Performing Arts Ctr., 222-05 56 Avenue
Bayside. Info, tix 718.631.6311,
-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,
-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
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
-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


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 & 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
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.


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


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


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
-“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


LaGuardia Community College NYC
Residents veterans 60 or older may attend
college for a small fee. For more info 718-
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
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

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


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


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
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:
-Muffin’s Pet Connection Helps find
homes for pets. 718.833.7988 or
-www.petfinder.com For further info
Business Assistance Calendar For business owners seeking assistance in skills.
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
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
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
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,
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.
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,
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-
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
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
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.

31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7200,
-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,
-Free GED Program at Adult Learning
Center, 718.482.5385
-Green Jobs Training Program Apply
-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, 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,

58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck,
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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