2017-03-15 / 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:

Green Space 37-24 24 St, #301, LIC
-Take Root ($15) w/ mishiDance & Sans
Limites Dance. Mar 17 & 18, 8 pm
-Fertile Ground ($12) Mar 19, 7 pm
Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a full
list of events.
-Treehouse Shakers’ Olive & Pearl
Family Show & Puppetry Workshop
($4-$10) Mar 18. Show 11 am & 2:15
pm, puppetry wkshp 10:15 am & 1:30
pm
-Queens Pride 25th Anniversary Open
call NOW for NYC-based performing
artists of all disciplines, LGBTQ voices.
Spons. CM Dromm. (June 3)
Jackson Heights Orchestra Presents:
Beware the Ides of March Feat.
Overture to Julius Ceasar (Handel),
Symphony #3 in E flat (Beethoven) &
the premier Concerto for Two Violins
and Orchestra (Siniakova). Mar 15, 7:30
pm
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-Moirah Evans, “Figuring” Mar 19, 3
pm
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01
35 Ave, Astoria. Info movingimage.us
The Noguchi Musuem 32-37 Vernon
Blvd, LIC
-Tour of “Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi
in Poston War Relocation Center”
Marking the 75th anniversary of
Executive Order 9066, incarcerating
Japanese citizens and American citizens
of Japanese heritage on the west coast.
Exhibit marks Isamu Noguchi’s voluntary entrance into the Poston War
Relocation Center, in the Arizona desert,
despite residency in New York. Led by
museum senior curator Dakin Hart. Mar
19, 1-2 pm
-Free First Days 1st Fri of every month is
free, w/ tours in English and Japanese at
2 pm
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd
-Evening Readings: Phillip Lopate
($10) Mar 21, 7 pm
-Chance Encounters: Cubism, Dada
and Surrealism Thru Mar 18
-Resistance and Memory in Belgium,
1940-1945 Installation of those who
resisted Nazi occupation, Thru May 26
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center Presents: Billy Porter in
Concert ($31-$42) Mar 19, 3 pm
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows

Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Open Call: An Anthem for Queens
Submissions due Mar 17.
-Commonwealth: Water For All On
view thru Jul 30
-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
222-05 56 Ave, Bayside

Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon
Blvd, LIC. Info 718-956-1819,
socratessculpturepark.org
-Open Call/Call to Action Artists,
designers, art students, architects emerging or retired may submit a proposal
regarding democracy & American identity for 2017 Broadway billboard series to
democracy@socratessculpturepark.org.
Proposals due Apr 15
Queens Museum New York City
Building, Flushing Meadows Corona
Park
-Percussia Presents: World Premiere:
Queens Composers Ft works Immigrant
Dreams by Carlo Nicolau &
International Express by Quentin
Chiappetta, in homage to the 7 train
-Big Time Summer Art Thing for Kids
Reg. now for Jul-Aug sessions. Programs
incl. Poster Art, The Doodle Factory,
Inflatable Pavilions & Extraordinary
Sculptures from Ordinary Trash.
Queens World Film Festival 135 films,
25 nations, 6 days, 3 screens & 2 venues.
Tix & info at
queensworldfilmfestival.com. Mar 14-19

ARTS OTHER:

A Monthly Show of Resistance ($10)
50% of proceeds donated to Cair-NY. Ft.
2/3 Goat, Roseann Find, Marissa Dwyer,
Chelsey and Shannon, etc. The Ditty,
3503 Ditmars Blvd, Mar 16, 6-9 pm
Bouzouki Lessons Technique, scales
and history of rebetika. Greek Cultural
Center, 26-80 30 St, Astoria, Saturdays
12-2 pm
Comedy Night Benefit With Jim
Dailakis ($65+) Buffet dinner, beer &
wines, raffles. Tix & info at aphepafamily@ticketleap.com or 732.678.6431. St
Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 2200
Church Rd, Toms River NJ.
Apr 22, 6:30 pm
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
Forest Hills Jewish Center 106-06
Queens Blvd, Forest Hills - May 21, 2
pm
Greek Cultural Center Movie Night
(Free) 26-80 30 St, Astoria. Wednesdays

at 8 pm
“Homecoming” Annual Benefit ($80)
Presented by Astoria Performing Arts
Center, incl. cocktails, dinner, dancing, a
raffle & showcase from 2016-17 season,
& sneak peek of spring musical “Raisin,”
premiering May 2017. Wear the best festive attire! Tix at apacny.org. Paper
Factory Hotel, 37-06 36 St, Mar 20
QED Astoria
-One Person’s Trash: A Storytelling
Class Mar 19, 12 pm
-You Want to Write for Print? Sh*t
You Gotta Know w/ Mike Sacks. Mar
19, 3 pm, Mar 25, 7:30 pm
-Trivia for a Cause w/ Trivia NYC supporting Planned Parenthood. Mar 19, 7
pm
-Alternative Fax Stand Up Comedy
Show Mar 20, 8:30 pm
-Drink n’ Draw Mar 21, 8 pm
-Roll Credits Comedians share favorite
films & play clips. Mar 22, 7:30 pm
-No Feelings Presents Variety show.
Mar 22, 9 pm
The Secret Theatre 4402 23 St, LIC.
Info secrettheatre.com
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess
Particular” ($10 Children/$15 Adults)
alternating weekends, sched online, 2:30
pm
-“King Lear” ($18 Advance/$20 Door)
Mar 23-Apr 9

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

104 Precinct Community Council
Meeting Snacks incl. Peter Cardella
Senior Center at Catalpa Ave & Fresh
Pond Rd, Mar 21, 7:30 pm
112 Precinct Community Council
Meeting Guest speaker: Transit District
20. Capt Ramos discusses outstanding
safety issues. 68-40 Austin St, Mar 15,
7:30 pm
Community Board 1 Meeting Astoria
World Manor 25-22 Astoria Blvd, Mar
21, 6:30 pm
Crain’s Arts & Culture Breakfast
Topic: new stratigies for finding private
& public allies. Feat. Maj. Leader Jimmy
Van Bramer & Diane M. Coffey. Mar 21,
8-10 am
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
Hermes Trade Expo International Info
& reg at hermesexpo.com. Apr 24 & 25
in NYC and Apr 26-27 in Corcordville,
PA.
Home Health Aides Open House
Information In need of certified home
health aides. Info on needed documents
at 718.784.6160. Sunnyside Citywide

Home Care Services, 43-31 39 St. Mar
24; Apr 7 & 21; May 12, 19 & 25, 8:30
am-3 pm
Immigrant Health Care Rights
Seminar NYC Health +
Hospitals/Elmhurst, 79-01 Broadway,
Elmhurst, Mar 21, 6:30-8 pm
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (12-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed.
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing Mar
16, 10:30 am
-DATE CHANGE. Queens Parent
Advisory Board Topic: School
Construction Authority’s capital plan.
RSVP at queensbp.org/rsvp. Mar 21, 6
pm
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside will meet
the 2nd and 4th 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 at the 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 overtime
NYC Parks New candidates for free
lifeguard training course.
www.nyc.gov/parks
QEDC 120-55 Queens Blvd
-Understanding Intellectual Property
Rights and Protecting Your Ideas
Entrepreneur Spaces 36-46 37 St, Mar
15, 6-8 pm
-Women’s Power Networking
Breakfast: Empowring Women One
Business at a Time 26 Federal Plaza, 6
Fl, Conference Rms A & B, Mar 17, 9
am-12 pm
-Entrepreneur Space Business Classes:
How To Sell (Mar 19); Designing Your
Campaign (Mar 26); Compelling Booth
Creation for the Markets (May 3). 3646
37 St, LIC
Queens Community House Presents:
Know Your Rights Workshop RSVP at
718.592.5757. 108-25 62 Dr, Mar 15, 6
pm
Rally for Culturally Responsive
Education 1 Pace Plaza, near site of
NYC’s African Free School No. 1. Mar
25, 12 pm
Small Business Seminar Session III:
acess to Capital and Navigating
Government. LaGuardia Community
College, 31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, Mar
16, 6:30-9:30 pm
Vocational Rehabilitation For the disabled & unemployed. Info at
347.510.3100, or acces.nysed.gov
Walk For Kids’ Growth Info at walkforkidsgrowth.org. Flushing Meadows
Corona Park @ the Fountain of the
Planets, Apr 9, 11 am
Whitestone Community Self-

Protection Seminar ($5) Open to all
ages 16+, workout clothing preferred.
RSVP req’d at 917.502.6733. Mar 19,
12-2 pm

DINNER/DANCES:

Italian Charities of America Presents:
Dance the Night Away Food & drink
provided. RSVP at 718.478.3100. 83-20
Queens Blvd, Mar 11 & 25, 8 pm-12 am

HEALTH:

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Sen
Addabbo & Integrated Medical
Foundation for men over age 40 NOT
previously diagnosed w/ prostate cancer,
w/ or w/o insurance. Bring self-addressed envelope & photo ID.
Screenings incl. PSA blood test. Space is
ltd., schedule an apt at 718.4971630 or
66-85 73 Pl.
Apr 15, 10-11:30 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)
-Pheffer Amato in honor of Mrs.
Elaine Freeburg 112-20 Beach Channel
Dr, Rockaway Park. Register Now - Mar
24
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:

Bayside Historical Society Presents:
“The Shepherd of The Lambs”
($5/Free for members) Coffee & dessert
served. Bayside Historical Society, 208
Totten Ave, Mar 15, 7:30 pm
The Devil in New York: The
Witchcraft Trial of Goody Garlick
(Free) Reg preferred at 718.206.0545,
ext 11 or email
education@kingmanor.org. King Manor,
King Park, 153 St & Jamaica Ave, Mar
19, 2:30 pm

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Notice of Property Value Workshop
Sponsored by CM Koo. One on one w/
DOF to discuss your property, dispute
your property’s assessed value, exemptions and how to apply. Bring copies of
your latest notice of property value.
RSVP at 718.888.8747. Flushing
Library, 41-17 Main St, 3 Fl, Mar 8,

4:30-6:30 pm
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, Saturday Sing-Along,
March Astronomy Night at APEC:
Stargazing Wonders, APEC Adventure
Time: Playing with Pinwheels, Turkish
Table with Ms Sila
-“Mammals of Long Island: Flying
Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters”
presented by Mike Bottini. Mar 15, 8 pm
Free Lifeguard Training Course
Complete testing locations can be found
at nyc.gov/parks or by calling 311.
Ongoing thru Jan

SCHOOLS, CLASSES:

Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp
(Prices vary by session & age)
Registration open now at
asphaltgreen.org for 5 sessions from Jun
29-Aug 18, 8:30 am-4:30 pm M-F. 4 /12-
15 yrs, UES & Battery Park City locations. Christ the King Alumni Reunions 62-
02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village
-March 18: ($45 Advance/$65 Door)
Classes of 1972, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97,
2002, ’07 & ’12 honored. Catered dinner
buffet, wine & beer, DJ music, reunion
journal, raffles, etc. 7-11 pm
-April 8: Class of 1967 50th Anniversary
Jubilee. 6 pm, check-in, 6:30 pm, prayer
service
Eleftheria Scholarship 2017 Apply
now! Due Mar 28. Awards held at the
26th Hermes Expo Awards Dinner. Info
at 610.202.3614 or Aphrodite@hermesexpo.com
Flushing High School Campus
Thespian Troupe Presents: “The
Laramie Project” ($5) 35-01 Union St,
Flushing, Mar 16 at 4 pm, Mar 17 at 4 &
7 pm, Mar 18 2 pm
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts 35-12
35 Ave, LIC
-Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”
($15) Mar 10 & 17, Mar 11 & 18, 2 & 8
pm
Italian Charities of America Italian
Classes For Adults ($60/10 weeks)
Beginner, intermediate & advanced. 83-
20 Queens Blvd. More info
718.478.3100. Begins Mar 7, 7 pm
LaGuardia Community College NYC
Residents veterans 60 or older may
attend college for a small fee. For more

info 718-482-5386
Grace Institute (Free) Women transition
back into the workforce. For training program and info
www.graceinstitute.org/admissions@gra
ceinstitute.org.
Educational Opportunities The State
Education Depart. Continuing Education
Services Vocational Rehabilitation if you
have a disability, or unemployed visit
www.acces.nysed.gov.
Certified Home Health Aide Training
3-wk program, open house Mon & Tues,
1st 2 wks/month. Info at 718.784.6160
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 ext 410 or email
prek@scsny.org.
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

SENIORS:

Free Memoir Writing Workshop
Explore themes of family, travel, work &
community w/ local author & NYU professor Nancy Agabian. Reading & discussion of memoirs will prompt writing
exercises. Supportive feedback from the
group will help. Workshop culminates in
reading to the public at end of Jun.
Seniors 60+ only. Info at nancyagabian@gmail.com or 718.335.7272.
Newtown Italian Senior Center, 83-20
Queens Blvd, Mon & Weds 10 am-noon,
thru Jun 14
Met Council’s Project Metropair:
Free Home Repairs Svcs incl: bathtub
grab bars, smoke & Carmon monoxide
detector, door locks, window locks &
screens, railings, light bulbs, sinks &
faucets, holes, cracks & dents in wall,
winterizing windows, more. Required:
60+ yrs, NYC resident, show financial
need. Info at 212.453.9542,
212.453.9607 or metropair@metcouncil.org
Queens AARP Chorus Looking for
retired people to sing at nursing homes
and AARP chapters. Meet every Fri @ 1
pm. Clearview Self Help Center, 208-11
26 Ave, Bayside
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 Jacob
A. Riis Senior Center, 10-25 41 Ave, LIC
Woodside on the Move Tax Services
for SeniorsAssisting senior clients filing
NYC-210 & IT-214 tax forms if income
does not exceed $18K/yr. By appointment only on Weds & Thurs. For apt,
contact 718.4786.8449. Thru Apr 13

STREET:

Italian Charities of America Flea
Market ($25/Table) Food & bev. 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, Mar 18, 9 am-4
pm
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. Info at 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/eventsfor 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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