2017-08-09 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Bronwyn Davila. 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:

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd.
visit flushingtownhall.org for a full list of
events.
-Taking it to the Streets: 1950s NY Through
the Lens of Flushing Photographer Frank
Oscar Larson ($5 Suggested Donation/Free
Members & Students) Ongoing exhibit
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, #321, LIC. More
info at licartsopen.org
Live At The Gantries! Every Tuesday night,
Gantry Plaza State Park
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-After-Hours Viewings of James Turrell’s
Meeting! ($20), every Mon beginning May 8
-Warm Up 2017 Landmark 20th season begins
July 1. Tix on sale now for all events, including
ltd$98pkg/10dates.Call718.784.2084x0for
advance tix. LIC residence w/ proof of residency in ZIPs 11101-11109 receive 1 free ticket.
Tix $18 adv., $22 day-of; MoMA Members
$16; MoMA PS1+ Members $13. Info & purchase at mo.ma/1998package
The Noguchi Musuem 32-37 Vernon Blvd,
LIC
Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35 Ave
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows Park,
718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Oye Corona! Block PartyAug 12, 2-6 pm
-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.
-Nine: 2017 Queens Museum Studio
Program Exhibition Apr 9-Aug 27
-Anna K.E.: Profound Approach and Easy
OutcomeApr 9-Feb 18, 2018
-Ronny Quevedo: no hay medio
tiempo/there is no halftime Apr 9-Aug 13
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops Saturdays,
1-4 pm
-Free Guided Tours 2 PM (English), 3 pm
(Spanish, 4 pm Panorama of the City of New
York Tour (English)
-Never Built New York: Dare To Dream
Back the project on Kickstarter & get special
ltd. edition rewards incl. 3D printed models
used on the Panorama, a blueprint form the
1939 World’s Fair, signed copies of the Never
Built New York book & more. Sept 17-Feb 18
2018
-Nine: 2017 Studio Program Exhibition Apr
9-Aug 27
-Anna K.E.: Profound Approach and Easy
OutcomeApr 9-Feb 18, 2017
-Ronny Quevedo: no hay medio
tiempo/there is no halftime Apr 9-Aug 13
-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
-Socrates Farmers Market Summer
Saturdays, 8 am-4 pm
-Free Yoga In The Park Every Sat & Sun

ARTS OTHER:

Flux Factory 39-31 29 St, LIC. Info at fluxfactory.org
-Humorgus Smorgasbord Application deadline Jun 15. Receive stipends. Exhibition dates
Sept 6-19
QED Astoria 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria. Tix &
info at qedastoria.com
This week:
“Rhinoceros” Adaptation of the absurdist classic by Eugene Ionesco. Astoria Park, Aug 12 &
19, 4 pm
Rite of Summer Music Festival Governor’s
Island, NY
-Contemporaneous Nolan Park, Aug 12, 1& 3
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
St. Gregory’s Theatre Group Presents: “The
Little Mermaid” ($9-$18) Reserve tix at
718.989.2451 or email tickets@sgtg.org. The
Oak Room at St Gregory the Great Church,
242-20 88 Ave, Aug 9-11, 8 pm; Aug 12, 2 pm
& 8 pm; Aug 13, 2 pm

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

Braunstein 5th Annual Summer Blood
Drive Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 212 St &
26 Ave, Aug 10, 2:30-8:30 pm
CM Vallone Presents: Free Movie Nights
-A Bug’s Life Crocheron Park, Aug 11, 7:30
pm
Federation of Italian American
Organizations of Queens presents: Italian
Nights 2017 Athens Square Park 30 St and 30
Ave, Astoria, New York
Free Immigration Services in Queens Spons.
by CM Dromm & New Immigrant Community
Empowerment (NICE). Info at cuny.edu/citizenshipnow, appointments at 212.652.2071.
71-29 Roosevelt Ave, Mondays 9 am-5 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
Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce
Presents: Greenmarket WIC, SNAP/EBT,
debit & credit cards accepted. Kissena Blvd &
Maple Ave, Wednesdays Jul 5-Nov 22, 8 am-4
pm
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough Hall
(12-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed.
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing Aug 10,
10:30 am
-Katz Concert Series, Ft. “Lady And The
Vamps” In partnership w/ Kupferberg Center
for the Arts. Tudor Park, 133 Ave, bet. 81 & 82
Sts. Aug 13, 6 pm
-Celebration Of Pakistan’s 71 Independence
Hosted by BP Katz. Aug 14, 6 pm
Keep Familes Covered Community Forum

Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39 St,
Aug 8, 6:30-8:30 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 Buildings Homeowners
and Residents Night 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Tuedays at 4 & 7 pm
Queens Greenmarket: Sunnyside Skillman
Ave & 43 St, Saturdays, 8 am-3 pm. Visit
grownyc.org for info
The 3 C’s Small Business Seminar Presented
by the US Small Business Administration.
Jacob Javits Federal Building, 26 Federal
Plazaq, 6 Fl Conference Room K, Aug 9, 10
am-1 pm
Vocational Rehabilitation For the disabled &
unemployed. Info at 347.510.3100, or
acces.nysed.gov
Whitestone Fall In House Football League
($250) For info and to register contact whitepointyouthfootball@aol.com or John McArdle
at 347.322.0374

DINNER/DANCES:

Italian Charities of America Info at
718.478.3100
-Dance The Night Away 83-20 Queens Blvd,
Aug 12, 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
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)
-Queens Health Center 9704 Sutphin Blvd,
Aug 9
-Office Of Assemblymember Mike Miller
83-91 Woodhaven Blvd, Aug 10
-Queens County Savings Bank (NYCB) 93-
22 Jamaica Ave, Aug 11
-First Central Savings Bank 58-02 Myrtle
Ave, Aug 11
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:
www.nyc.gov/health.

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES:

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

August Wilson’s “Jitney” Scene excerpts
from the 2017 Tony-winning cast. Central
Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Aug 7, 6:30-8 pm
Google CS First
-Game Design Forest Hills, 108-19 71 Ave, Jul

11 - Aug 9, 11 am-1 pm
Queens-Wide Anti-Discrimination Training
Register at projectreachnyc.org or
917.749.6116. Queens Library at Corona, 38-
23 104 St
Queens Library: 100s of events daily visit
www.queenslibrary.org, click on programs; call
Central Library 718.990.0700 or individual
branches.
Summer Poetry Contest 2017 Visit queenslibrary.org for more information. All submissions must be under 250 words (excluding title)
and must be sent by Jul 31.

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC)
Pre-register for ALL events. 228-06 Northern
Blvd, Douglaston
This week: Think Tank-Beyond Spit Balls, Star
Gazing Wonders-Astronomy Night, Alley
ECOclub: Dig Deep, APEC Adventure Time:
Chirping Crickets, Novel Nights
Flushing Meadows Corona Park By the
Unisphere
-Sonia De Los Santos In Performance 111th
St lawn, Aug 8, 11 am-12 pm
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag check is not
provided. Open to all ages, experience levels,
walkers, strollers & dogs, all welcome!
Saturdays, 9 am
Seasonal Farmstand at Queens County
Farm Museum Info at 718.347.3276. 73-50
Little Neck Pkway, May 17-Nov, Weds-Fri, 11
am-3 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am-5 pm

SCHOOLS, CLASSES:

St Agnes Academic High School Ice Cream
Social 13-20 124 St, Aug 15, 2 pm
Certified Home Health Aide Training 3-wk
program, open house Mon & Tues, 1st 2
wks/month. Info at 718.784.6160
Educational Opportunities The State
Education Depart. Continuing Education
Services Vocational Rehabilitation if you have
a disability, or unemployed visit
www.acces.nysed.gov.
Grace Institute (Free) Women transition back
into the workforce. For training program and
info www.graceinstitute.org/admissions@graceinstitute.org.
LaGuardia Community College NYC
Residents veterans 60 or older may attend college for a small fee. For more info 718-482-
5386
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.
Whitepoint Cheer Squad Spring and Fall
Cheer ProgramFor details & registration visit
whitepointyouthfootball.com.
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:

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
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

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. 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/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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