2017-01-25 / 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.
-Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar
($5/$3 Members & Children) Jan 28, 11
am-1 pm & 2-4 pm
-Monthly Jazz Jam ($10/FREE for
Members, Students & Jamming Musicians)
Feb 1, 7-10 pm
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Queens Museum Spooktacular, BOO!
York City ($20 w/ 1 free raffle ticket
incl.) Note the date change. Ft Circus
Amok Band & the Savvy Soul Line
Dancers. All ages, but mostly ages 3-11.
Jan 28, 2-4 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
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35
Ave, Astoria.Info movingimage.us
-Screening & Live Event: “New York,
New York” ($15 Members) Part of the
Martin Scorsese Retrospective. Introduced
by Max Nelson. Jan 29. 2 pm
-Screening & Live Event: “Raging Bull”
($15 Members) Part of the Martin Scorsese
Retrospective. Introduced by Michael
Koresky and Jeff Reichert. Jan 29, 5 pm
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:
Anthony’s Midwinter Blues and Jazz
Party ($10) RSVP alofaso@nyc.rr.com
or sudsaxter@gmail.com. 609
Columbvus Ave at 90 St, Jan 28, 2-6 pm
Bouzouki Lessons Technique, scales
and history of rebetika. Greek Cultural
Center, 26-80 30 St, Astoria, Saturdays
12-2 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
-Dating Is Hard Jan 26, 9 pm
-Sh*t You Should Know Jan 28, 7:30 pm
-The Merdjanoff Comedy Variety
Spectacular (A Comedy Show
Benefitting Southern Poverty Law and
ProPublica) Jan 24, 7:30 pm
-Build Your Platform! PR & Marketing
101 Taught by New York Times best-selling author & QED owner, Kamrbi
Crews. Jan 28, 3:30 pm
-Doughnuts & Fritters Cooking Class
Jan 29, 12 pm
-DIY Stamp Making Jan 29, 2:30 pm
-Industry Night Jan 31, 7:30 pm
-America’s Sweethearts Jan 31, 9 pm
-Dunces ‘N Dragons Feb 1, 7:30 pm
The Secret Theatre 4402 23 St, LIC. Info
secrettheatre.com.
-Act One: One Act 2017 ($18) 30 plays in
4 programs. Jan 12-28
-“Cabaret” ($20/$18 advance) Tix at
secrettheatre.com. Feb 2-19

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
Block Watcher Certification Training
Training 2 hrs, block watcher ID at end of
session. No enrollment fee or commitment
after training. Email info to
events@welovewhitestone.com. Subject
Line: NYPD BLOCK WATCH CLASS.
Please incl full name, email addr, phone,
whether you took this class in the past. Cert
expires every 2 yrs. Whitestone Branch
Library 15110 14 Rd (corner of
Clintonville St), Jan 28, 11 am
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (12-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise
listed.
-Queens Borough President Melinda
Katz’s 2017 State of the Borough
Address RSVP at queensbp.org/rsvp. York
College at Milton G. Bassin Performing
Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jan
27, 10 am
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing Feb 2,
10:30 am
Lunar New Year Festival at Korean
Taekwondo 130-30 31 Ave, Flushing, Jan
28, 5 pm
Pedestrian Safety Town Hall Spons. By
CM Dromm, Rep Crowley, Sen Peralta,
AM Moya & AM DenDekker. Info at
718.803.6373. Jewish Center of Jackson
Seights, 37-06 77 St, Jan 25, 6-8 pm
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
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

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)
-The Floating Hospital 41-40 27 St, LIC,
Jan 26
-All Saints Episcopal Church 43-12 46
St, Jan 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:

Celebrate the New Year with The
Bowne House! Children’s toy’s and
crafts free with admission. Info at
bownehouse.org or 718.359.0528. 37-01
Bowne St, Flushing, Feb 1, 3-5 pm
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 27, 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:
Senior Single New Yorker Meet and
Greet Tues Feb 1, then monthly 1st Tues
of month @ 2 pm. Forest Hills Library,
108-19-71 Ave
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,
Astoria
-Full Circle Writer’s Workshop Jan
28, 12-2 pm

Broadway Branch 40-20 Broadway,
LIC
-Game Design with Google CS First
Jan 26, 2017
Jackson Heights Branch 3551 81 St,
Jackson Hts
-Saturday Movie Afternoons (Adults)
Jan 28, 2:30-4:30 pm

PARKS & RECREATION

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events. 228-
06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
This week: Animal Care Trainee, Get Your
Zen On!, Fun in the Snow, Ages 5-7,
Tween/Teen Yoga, Vet Tech 201
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
Queens Interagency Council on Aging
Monthly Meeting (Free) Dealing with
scams, fraud & security. Pre-reg advised at
718.268.5954 or fax 718.268.5952. Queens
Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, rm
213, 9:30 am
The Samuel Field Y 58-20 Little Neck
Pkway, Little Neck
-The Early Stage Memory Care
Program Daily Support Group Info at
718.225.6750, ext 331. Tues & Thurs, 10
am-2 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

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

Return to top

Copyright 1999-2018 The Service Advertising Group, Inc. All rights reserved.