2017-01-18 / 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:

MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC,
-Night at the Museum ($15) RSVP on
Facebook. Jan 27, 8 pm-midnight
Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a
full list of events.
-Gustavo Casenave Quartet, Featuring
John Patitucci ($16/$10 Members &
Students) Jan 21, 7:30 pm
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Parent Support Groups For Families
in the Autism Community Jan 20, 11
am-12:30 pm
-Creative Spectrum Art Social Jan 22,
10-11 am
-NYC Watershed Model Talk
Presented by NYC H2O Jan 22, 12-1:30
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
Queensborough Community College
Performing Arts Ctr., 222-05 56 Avenue
Bayside. Info, tix 718.631.6311,
www.visitqpac.org.
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd
-Queens College Choral Society Sing
Haydn’s Creation Auditions following
Wed, in Rm 246 in the Music Building
& consist of basic singing skills, no
prep necessary. Rehearsals held 7:30-
9:45 pm on Weds as of Feb 1. Info at
qcchoralsociety.org. Auditions Jan 25,
6-8 pm; Feb 1, 6-7:15; Feb 8, 6-7:15 pm
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
Bouzouki Lessons Technique, scales
and history of rebetika. Greek Cultural
Center, 26-80 30 St, Astoria, Saturdays
12-2 pm
Brothers (Featuring Frank Conniff
from Mystery Science Theater 3000) Jan
20, 11 pm
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
Forest Hills Jewish Center 106-06 Queens
Blvd, Forest Hills - Feb 12, 2017, May 21,

2017, 2 pm
The Greek Cultural Center Presents:
Zorba The Greek (Free) 26-80 30th St,
Jan 18, 8 pm
QED Astoria 27-16 23 Ave. For tix & full
list of classes, shows and events, visit
qedastoria.com
-Off Top: A Hip-Hop Improv Mixer Jan
19, 7 pm
-Dunces N’ Dragons Jan 20, 7:30 pm
-Movies R Dumb Presents Super Mario
-Baby & Me Comedy Jan 21, 3 pm
-Don’t Feed The Musicians (Hosted By
YouTube Sensation Rob Paravonian)
Jan 21, 7:30
-Improv To Stand Up (2 Day
Workshop) Jan 22, 12 pm
-Stand Up Comedy (4 Week Workshop)
Jan 22 & Feb 5, 3 pm
-New Release Day with Christian
Finnegan Jan 23, 8:30 pm
-Roll Credits Jan 25, 7:30 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
114 Precinct Community Council
Meeting Riccardo’s by the Bridge 2101
24 Ave, Jan 24, 7 pm
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (12-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed.
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
Ridgewood Democratic Club Annual
Membership Brunch ($20 dues renewal,
brunch incl.) Guest Rep Crowley & others. Info 917.797.2349 or 917.951.0367.
6070 Putnam Ave, Ridgewood (1 block
off Fresh Pond Rd), Jan 21, 11 am-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
United Forties Civic Association, Inc
Meeting St Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22
44 St, Woodside, Jan 19, 7 pm
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

DINNER/DANCES:

Dance The Night Away with Italian
Charities of America w/ Food and Drink.
Info 718.478.3100. 83-20 Queens Blvd,
Elmhurst, Jan 28, 8 pm-12 am
The Flushing Chinese Business
Association (FCBA) 35th Annual
Fundraising Dinner Terrace on the Park,
111 St & 52 Ave, Corona, Jan 20, 6:30 pm
Winter Pride ($120 online/$150 door)
Cocktail hour, dinner, open bar, dancing.
Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd,
Astoria, Jan 21, 7 pm

HEALTH:

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)
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:

Presentation of “History and
Commerce in the Old and New
Netherlands” by Dr. Jack
Eichenbaum ($5 suggested donation)
Light refreshments. Queens Historical
Society at Kingsland Homestead, 143-
35 37 Ave, Flushing, Jan 25, 7 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.

PARKS & RECREATION

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events. 228-
06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
-This week: Get Your Zen On!,
Tween/Teen Yoga, Toddler Tales-Polar
Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?,
Animal Tales: In the Snow: Who’s Been
Here?, Science Fair 101: Can You Hear
Me Now?
-“Saving Jamaica Bay” by Daniel
Hendrick (Free) Film, light refreshments
served. Info qcbirdclub.org. Jan 18, 8 pm
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. Feb 7, 3 pm

SENIORS:
Queens AARP Chorus Looking for
retired people to sing at nursing homes
and AARP chapters. Meet every Fri @ 1
pm. Come to 1st mtg, Jan 27,12:30 pm @
Clearview Self Help Center, 208-11 26
Ave, Bayside
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_ involve
d/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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