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.


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.
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,
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,
-Applause Thru Mar 12, 2017

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
-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
-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


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
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
-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


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


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.


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.

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,
-Full Circle Writer’s Workshop Jan
28, 12-2 pm

Broadway Branch 40-20 Broadway,
-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


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


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. Feb 7, 3 pm

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


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.


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,
-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
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, 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-
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),
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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