2017-08-16 / 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
The Killing Company Presents:
The Disco Murders! ($45)
Riccardo’s By The Bridge, 21-01 24
Ave, Aug 18, 8 pm
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
-Dan Martin Ensemble Standards
& jazz. Aug 22, 7 pm
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 $98
pkg/10 dates. Call 718.784.2084 x 0
for 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
-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 Outcome Apr 9-Feb 18,
2018
-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
-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
-Saturday Sculpture Workshop:
Whatever Floats Your Boat Aug
19, 12-3 pm
-Storytime At Socrates w/ queens
Bookshop Initiative. Aug 19, 12-2
pm
-Dance At Scorates Aug 19, 4:30-5
pm
-Made At Scorates: Candle-
Making Aug 20, 1-3 pm
-Socrates Farmers Market
Summer Saturdays, 8 am-4 pm
-Free Yoga In The Park Every Sat
& Sun

ARTS OTHER:

HS2AS Alumni Exhibition
Experimental Space at Reis Studios,
43-01 22 St, 3 Fl, Aug 19, 11 am-5
pm
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: Panel of Thrones,
America’s Sweethearts, Brutally
Honest, Sugar and Spice: Erotica
Open Mic, Sanford & Sun, No
Feelings Presents

“Rhinoceros” Adaptation of the
absurdist classic by Eugene Ionesco.
Astoria Park, Aug 19, 4 pm
Rite of Summer Music Festival
Governor’s Island, NY
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

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

Arnie Mig Memorial Swing Band
Concert Hosted by Sen. Joe
Addabbo & AM Stacey Pheffer
Amato. St Helen’s Church, 84 St &
157 Ave, Aug 17 (rain date Aug 24),
7-10 pm
Brandeis Association INstallation
Dinner ($75) Register online at
brandeisassociation.org, RSVP by
Aug 24. Temple Torah, 54-27 Little
Neck Pkway, Sep 14, 6 pm
Community Education Council 24
Business And Calendar Meeting
Maspeth High School, 54-40 74 St,
Aug 22, 6:30 pm
Italian Nights 2017 Presnted by the
Federation of Italian American
Organizations of Queens. Athens
Square Park, 20 St & 30 Ave, Astoria
-Fillippo & FriendsAug 16, 7-9 pm
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.
-Celebration of India’s 71st
Independence Day Hosted by BP
Katz. Aug 17, 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, Tuesdays at 4 &
7 pm
Pheffer Amato Mobile Office
Hours
-Broad Channel Library 16-26
Cross Bay Blvd, Aug 17, 3-6 pm
-Centreville Playground Albert Rd
& Centreville St, Aug 21, 11 am-2
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)
-Damian Family Care Center 137-
50 Jamaica Ave, Aug 17
-St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
8922 168 St, Aug 19
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:

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: Kidz Kitchen -
Hedgehog Sundaes, Young Chefs -
Healthy Cauliflower Rice &
Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones
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 Program For 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, NY 10017,
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-onone 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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