2017-02-01 / 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
-Jazz Jam Session ($10/Free members, students & jamming musicians) w/ Carol
Sudhalter. Feb 1,
-Guy Davis: American Blues Ambassador
Workshop and Family Show (Wkshp
$7/$4/FREE for members w/ tix to show; show
$13-$6) Feb 4, 1 pm, show 2:15 pm
-Rooster Shadow Puppet Workshop ($10/$8
Members & Children) Materials Incl. Feb 5, 1
-Lunar New Year 2017 Celebration Feb 8, 6
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC,
-VW Sunday Sessions: Crumbling World
Runway Feb 5, 3 pm
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Ave,
Astoria.Info movingimage.us
The Noguchi Musuem 32-37 Vernon Blvd,
-Free First Days 1st Fri of every month is free,
w/ tours in English and Japanese at 2 pm. Next
date, Feb 3
-Artists At Noguchi: The Rhythm Method
String Quartet ft. Alice Teyssier (Free w/
museum admission) Feb 5, 3-4 pm
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows Park,
718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Human Agency: A Day of Transfer and
Exchange Feb 5
-Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art -
to Feb 19, 2017
-A Passion for Tiffany Lamps - Thru April,
-Adopt-A-Building on the Famed Panorama
($50-$1000) Info 718.592.9700 x 141, or
dw@queensmuseum.org. Ongoing
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd
-Revelations: Chinese New Year Colden
Auditorium, Feb 1 & 2, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd,
LIC. Info 718-956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-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
Flux Factory 39-31 29th St, LIC.
-Artist in Residence Applications 3, 6, 9 or 12
mo. residences starting in Jun. Apply online at
fluxfactory.org by Feb 1
-Exhibition Open Call: We Have Always
Lived in the Future Deadline Feb 15
-Against Competition/Towards Mutual Aid:
ABC No Rio in Exile Flux Thursday Artist as
Ally panel; Feb 9, dinner at 7/panel at 8.

Closing rece
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Forest
Hills Jewish Center 106-06 Queens Blvd,
Forest Hills - Feb 12, 2017, May 21, 2017, 2
Greek Cultural Center Movie Night (Free)
26-80 30 St, Astoria. Wednesdays at 8 pm
The Secret Theatre 4402 23 St, LIC. Info
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess
Particular” ($10 Children/$15 Adults) This
month: “Princess Particular,” Feb 11, 2:30 pm;
“Pirate Pete’s Parrot,” Feb 25, 2:30 pm
-“Cabaret” ($20/$18 advance) Tix at
secrettheatre.com. Feb 2-19


Astoria School Symposium (Free) Reg req’d
at nyschool.org. School reps will be staffing
booths & answering questions. At the forum,
parents review procedures for nurseries,
preschools and kindergarten. Special topics incl
gifted & talented & private elementary process.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Gymnasium, 23-
20 Newtown Ave, Atoria, Feb 4 (snow date following Sat, Feb 11), 9- am-1 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
Community Board 2 Meeting Sunnyside
Community Services, 43-31 39 St, Feb 2, 6:30
Community Board 5 Meeting RE: FY18
Preliminary NYC Budget. Christ the King
High School Cafeteria, 68-02 Metropolitan
Ave, Feb 8, 7:30 pm
Community Board 6 Meeting Kew Gardens
Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd,
Ste 202, Feb 8, 7:45 pm
Grace Institute Administrative Professional
Program’s Evening Health Care Sector 8 wk
program. Info, open houses, start dates, graceinstitute.org or email admissions@graceinstitute.org
Greek American Homeowner’s Association
General Meeting 23-49 31 St, Feb 1, 7 pm
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough Hall
(12-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed.
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing Feb 2,
10:30 am
-Queens Borough Board Public Hearing On
FY18 Queens Preliminary Budget Priorities
Feb 6, 10 am
-“New Idea To New Venture” Class Pre reg
req’d at queensny.org/qedc/business/events.
Feb 6, 5:30-7:45 pm
-Queens Borough Cabinet Topic TBD.
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd,
Feb 7, 8:30 am
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside will meet the 2
and 4 Wednesday of every month at Sidetracks
45-08 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside 6:30 pm
LaGuardia Community College Upward
Bound Program Class dates Jan 2-Feb 9
LICity/Astoria Lions Club will meet second
Tuesday of the month Irish Center 1040

Jackson Ave, LIC, 7 PM
NYC Department of Sanitation: Emergency
Snow Laborers Needed Register now at
nyc.gov/sanitation. Paid $15/hr and $22.50
NYC Parks New candidates for free lifeguard
training course. www.nyc.gov/parks
State Education Department
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
Veteran’s Rally Against Mayor’s Budget
Cuts to Veteran Services Steps of City Hall,
Feb 1, 3 pm
Vocational Rehibilitation For the disabled &
unemployed. Info at 347.510.3100, or


Riccardo’s by the Bridge Presents: The
Killing Kompany’s “Valentine For
Murder!” ($45) 21-01 24 Ave, Feb 11, 8 pm
QCA Presents A Venetian Carnevale The
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave,
Maspeth, Feb 16, 7-10 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)
Travel Warning for Pregnant Women: Zika
VirusMay cause birth defects. There is no vaccine; also sexually transmitted; may be no
symptoms. Info, maps of affected areas:


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

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
Astoria Branch 14-01 Astoria Blvd, Astoria
-Full Circle Writer’s Workshop Saturdays
thru Jun, 12-2 pm
-Learn To Crochet Feb 4, 11 am-12 pm
Broadway Branch 40-20 Broadway, LIC
-Board Game Club Feb 4 1-2:30 pm


Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC)

Pre-register for ALL events. 228-06 Northern
Blvd, Douglaston
This week: APEC Adventure Time: Heart
Shaped Animals, Tween/Teen Yoga, Get Your
Zen On!, Toddler Tales – I Love Animals!,
Animal Tales: In the Snow: Valentine’s Day at
the Zoo, Dominican Desserts and Drinks with
Chef Carolina
Free Lifeguard Training Course Complete
testing locations can be found at nyc.gov/parks
or by calling 311. Ongoing thru Jan
Green Thumb Youth Leadership Council
Ages 14-21. Volunteer at community gardens
during spring & summer & learn about botany,
agriculture, horticulture, composting & community development. Volunteer 2x/month
req’d, total of 20 service hours. Deadline to
apply Mar 6 for high school students, Feb 17
for college students. Info at 212.602.5324 or
NYS Dept Environmental Conservation
Grants Gateway for Urban and Community
Forestry Projects For municipal gov’ts, pub
benefit corps, pub authorities, school districts,
community colleges, soil and water conservation districs, municipal corporation, Indian
nations & tribes & not-for-profit corps. Apps
submitted by Mar 1, 2 pm. Info grantsreform@budget.ny.gov and at


LaGuardia Community College NYC
Residents veterans 60 or older may attend college for a small fee. For more info 718-482-
Grace Institute Women transition back into
the workforce. For training program and info
Educational Opportunities The State
Education Depart. Continuing Education
Services Vocational Rehabilitation if you have
a disability, or unemployed visit
Certified Home Health Aide Training 3-wk
program, open house Mon & Tues, 1st 2
wks/month. Info at 718.784.6160
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
SAT Prep ($300/10 wks) Reg req’d in-person,
Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30 pm. Sunnyside
Community Services, 43-31 39 St. Program
dates, Mar 3-May 5; Student & Parent orientation Mar 1, 5:30 pm
Sunnyside Up Free Pre-Kindergarten
Students must be 4 yrs old, born in 2013. Call
718.784.6173 etx 410 or email
Woodside On The Move Adult Computer
Classes Basic computer skills. Reg at
718.476.8449 ext 16. mondays for 12 wks,
5:30-7:30 pm & Wednesdays 3-5 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,
Feb 1, 9-11 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 Rockaway
Animal Shelter/Rescue (donations always
-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.
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

-Free Citizenship Application Assistance.
Appt, info: 718.478.3848. 3rd Sundays, 2:30-6
-Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc. &
Chhaya CDC, Sen. Peralta, CM Dromm. Every
2nd Weds, 4:30-6:30 pm: By APPOINTMENT
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
-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
Free Medicaid, SNAP Screenings 3rd
Thursdays, Cncl. Ferreras’ ofc 32-33A Junction
Blvd, E. Elmhurst, 718.651.1917.
Freeze Your Rent Seniors/ disabled in rentcontrolled/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.
-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/cer
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
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
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-
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,
-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-
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,
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, 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.
-Veterans Only: Evening College Prep and
GED Classes (free) Info Elizabeth Allen at
718.482.5386 / 5231, www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans.

20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck,
Ongoing registration. RSVP, info 718.423.6111
ext 242; email ASmith@sfy.org. Progs $5 per
-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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