2017-08-23 / 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
-Inkarayku: Peruvian Folk Music
Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Aug 29, 7
pm
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-After-Hours Viewings of James Turrell’s
Meeting!8 ($20), every Mon beginning May

-Warm 2017Up 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 OutcomeApr 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
Queens College Kissena Blvd
Auditions for Queens College Choral
Society Queens College Music Building
room 426, Aug 23 6-8 pm, Aug 30, 6-7:15
pm

Queensborough Community College 222-
05 56 Ave, Bayside
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon
Blvd, LIC. Info 718-956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-Screening: Bad Hair (Pelo Malo)
(Venezuela/Peru) Aug 23, 9:30 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
Hyperbole! The Best Comedy Show Ever
The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson
Ave, Aug 23, 9:30 pm
QED Astoria 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria. Tix &
info at qedastoria.com
This week: Sanford & Sun, No Feelings
Present, TWUENDS, Chillin’ with Bae,
QED Presents…, Homespun Comedy, Sh*t
You Should Know, Hashtag Comedy, The
Women Rebel: Revolutionary Politics
Rollicking Parties and the Women Who
Shook New York, Get Your $hit Together:
Personal Finance for Women, Mag Tag
Variety Hour, Freaks and Geeks, Thame of
Groans Finale Watch Party, Panel of
Thrones, Myq Kaplan & Friends, Invitation
to Love Live, A Reasonably Hot August
Night with Dave Hill and Friends,
Alternative Fax, Talk Therapy
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:

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
Federation of Italian American
Organizations of Queens, Inc Athens
Square Park, 30 St and 30 Ave
-Tino Presented by Palo del Colle Society
Aug 23, 7 pm-9 pm
-Extasy’s – Marty Hroncich & Co.
Presented by Istria Sport Club Aug 30, 7
pm-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 KatzAll events at Queens Borough Hall
(12-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed. The Killing Kompany Presents: Murder
at the Military Ball! ($49) West Point Club,
603 Cullum Rd., Aug 25, 7 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
Queens Greenmarket: Sunnyside
Skillman Ave & 43 St, Saturdays, 8 am-3
pm. Visit grownyc.org for info
Ravenswood Community Drug Free
Coalition Meeting Queens Public Library,
37-44 21 St, Aug 28, 4 pm
Senator Joe Addabbo Events For info, call
718.738.1111
-MetroCard Van Maspeth Federal Savings
Bank, 56-18 69 St, Aug 30, 10 am-12 pm
-MetroCard Van St. Margaret’s Catholic
School 66-05 79 Place Middle Village, Aug
30, 1 pm-3 pm
Vocational Rehabilitation For the disabled
& unemployed. Info at 347.510.3100, or
acces.nysed.gov
Waterfront Wednesday! LIC Landing, 52-
10 Center Blvd, Aug 23, 7 pm
Whitestone Fall In House Football
League ($250) For info and to register contact whitepointyouthfootball@aol.com or
John McArdle at 347.322.0374

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)
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.

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily visit
www.queenslibrary.org, click on programs;
call Central Library 718.990.0700 or individual branches.
Teen Summer Reading 2017 Queens
Public Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Aug 24,

3 pm

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events. 228-06
Northern Blvd, Douglaston
This week: Summer Blood Drive, Summer
Fun – Wine Glass Paint Night, Ice Cream
Soda Mug Paint Morning, Pond Life Ages
3-4, Pond Life Ages 5-7, Vet Tech 101
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:

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
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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 QueensAstoria, 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
impairments. 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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