2017-10-18 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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.
-Artist-Presenter Dialogues (free). Oct 18, 7
pm.
-Betsayda Machado y La Paranda El Clavo
($16/$10 members and students). Oct 21,
dance lesson at 7 pm, concert at 8 pm.
-Fragrance of the Moon Night IV ($150, limited space). Oct 22, 5 pm.
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, #321, LIC. More
info at licartsopen.org
-Apply to be in Open Festival Fall Salon exhibition, happening Nov 16-19. Go online for
more info.
Louis Armstrong House Museum 34-56 107
St, Corona
-50th Anniversary of “What a Wonderful
World” Exhibit. Extended through the end of
Oct.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting
Exhibition Preview. Attendees are invited to
stay for the public open house and VW
Sunday Sessions program following the preview. Oct 22, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.
-Cathy Wilkes Exhibition. Open Oct 22-Mar
11, 2018.
-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 recieve 1 free ticket.
Tix $18 adv., $22 day-of; MoMA Members
$16; MoMA PS1+ Members $13. Info & purchase at mo.ma/1998package
-After-Hours Viewings of James Turrell’s
Meeting! ($20), every Mon beginning May 8,
2018
Noguchi Museum Public Programming 9-
01 33 Rd, for more info call 718.204.7088
-
Queens College
-Queens College Orchestra (free). LeFrak
Concert Hall, Oct 20, 7:30 pm.
-Noche Flamenca Tres Suenos (free). Colden
Auditorium, Oct 25, 12:15 pm.
-“An Octoroon” ($5-$15). Goldstein Theatre,
Oct 26-Nov 5.
-An Evening with Peter Yarrow (of Peter,
Paul, & Mary) ($35-$45). LeFrak Concert
Hall, Oct 18, 8 pm.
-An Evening With Gladys Knight ($39-$115).
Colden Auditorium, Nov 9, 8 pm.
-The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the
Making (free). Queens College Art Center,
through Dec 15.
-Exhibition: Design Faculty at Queens
College (free). Godwin-Ternbach Museum,
through Dec 16.
-Sweet Honey in the Rock ($35) , Colden
Auditorium. Tickets avail now online presale
code: HONEY18. Jan 14.
Queens Council on the Arts

-Creative Conversations (free, RSVP online).
SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity
Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, Oct 25,
6-8 pm.
-QCA’s 2018 Arts Access and New Yorks
Grant Programs have increased grants of
$1,000-$5,000 available. Visit QCA website
for more info.
-Individual Artist Support Grants of $2,500
available. Visit www.queenscouncilarts.org
for details. Application deadline is Oct 26, 5
pm.
-High School to Art School Program. Now
accepting applications for seniors-only fall
intensive. Program will be Oct 14-Feb 15,
Thurs 4-7 pm and Sat 9 am-12 pm.
-SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Program to
Create Art with Senior Population, deadline
for application Nov 15.
-SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Program
Information Session (free, RSVP online).
Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave,
Entrance on 37 St, Astoria, Oct 20, 6-7:30 pm.
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows Park,
718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-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)
-Citizens of Earth Studio in the Park Open
Studio. Through Oct 29.
-Patty Chang: The Wondering Lake 2009-
2017. On view through Feb 18, 2018
-Sable Elyse Smith: Ordinary Violence. On
view through Feb 18, 2018
-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. On view through Feb
18, 2018
-Anna K.E.: Profound Approach and Easy
Outcome. On view through Feb 18, 2018
-Julia Weist with Nestor Sire: 17.(SEPT) [By
WeistSirePC]. On view through Oct 18.
-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 Theatre 14 United Nations Ave
-Sense and Sensibility Presented by Aquila
Theatre (tickets range $20-$42). Oct 20-22,
times vary.
-Calpulli Mexican Dance Company: Dia De
Los Muertos (tickets range $20-$30), Oct 29,
4 pm.
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
222-05 56 Ave, Bayside, call 718.631.6311 or
visit www.visitqpac.org for more info
-Kol Esperanza: An Intimate Evening From
Israel (tickets range $34-$50, order online or
call box office). Oct 22, 3 pm.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd,
LIC. Info 718.956.1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-Socrates Farmers Market Summer Saturdays
through Oct 28, 8 am-4 pm
-Free Yoga In The Park Every Sat & Sun.

ARTS OTHER:

Dances of the World at Thalia Spanish
Theatre ($40-$45) 41-17 Greenpoint Ave,
Sunnyside, Oct 20-Nov 16.
Kelly Akashi: Long Exposure
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St, LIC,
through Dec 18, 11 am-6 pm
“Melina: The Last Greek Goddess”
Presented by the Pancyprian Association
Cultural Division ($25 admission/$15 students, call 917.535.5896 to reserve) Hellenic
Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent St, Astoria,
Oct 27-29.
MURDER AT THE HALLOWEEN
BALL! Presented by the Killing Kompany
a comedy murder mystery dinner show ($45
per person, call 718.721.7777). Riccardo’s,
21-01 24 Ave, Oct 27, 8 pm
The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St, LIC
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess
Particular” ($10 Children/$15 Adults) alternating weekends, sched online, 2:30 pm.
QED
This week: Go Ricki!, Immigrant Jam, Happy
Place Comedy, Tinder Tales, Shame!, Movies
R Dumb Presents Halloween III: Season of a
Witch, Baby & Me, Don’t Feed the
Musicians, QED Presents..., Retrobits
Three Minute Paintings Show - Artwork by
Edwin G. Cadiz (Fast Eddie) Opening
Reception (free) Queens Library, 37-44 21 St,
2nd Floor, LIC, Oct 19, 5-7 pm.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

108th Precinct Community Council
Meeting Sunnyside Community Services, 43-
31 39 St, Ground Floor, Sunnyside, Oct 24, 7
pm.
114th Precinct Community Council
Meeting Riccardo’s, 21-01 24 Ave, Astoria,
Oct 24, 7 pm.
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough Hall
(120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed,
for more info call 718.286.3000
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing. Oct 19,
10:30 am.
-Diwali Celebration Hosted by BP Katz. Oct
24, 6 pm.
-Italian Heritage & Culture Month
Celebration and Proclamation Ceremony
Hosted by BP Katz. St. John’s University,
Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica,
Oct 24, 7 pm.
Central Astoria Local Development
“ BATTY OVER HALLOWEEN”
Celebration With music, puppets, cotton
candy, balloon twisting, face painting,
munchkin pumpkins, and more. Great Lawn
at Astoria Park, Oct 29, 12 am-2:30 pm.
Community Board 2 Candy Drive 43-22 50
St, Suite 2B, drop-off now through Oct 24.
Community Board 3 Meeting IS 227 The
Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02
Junction Blvd, East Elmhurst, Oct 19, 7:45
pm.
Community Board 6 Meeting Kew Gardens
Community Center, 82-02 Kew Gardens Rd,
Suite 202, Kew Gardens, Oct 19, 7:45 pm.
Community Board 7 Meeting Union Plaza
Care Center, 33-23 Union St, Flushing, Oct
23, 7 pm.
Dutch Kills CIvic Association General
Meeting Nov 9.
Election Day Nov 7.

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 through Nov 22, 8
am-4 pm.
Hurricane Relief
-FDNY Collection for Puerto Rico. Only diapers, baby food, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products, must all be sealed.
Drop off between 7 am-9 pm at Engine 316,
27-12 Kearney Street (East Elmhurst); Engine
289/Ladder 138, 97-28 43 Ave (Corona);
Engine 307/Ladder 154, 81-17 Northern Blvd
(Jackson Heights).
-CM Constantides’s Office Hurricane Relief
Donation Drive Drop Off Site. 31-09 Newton
Ave.
-CM Crowley’s Office Hurricane Relief Drop
Off Site. Shops at Atlas Mall, 71-19 80 St,
suite 8-303, Glendale, Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm.
-Mayor de Blasio set up 18 drop off locations
around NYC through the Mayor’s Fund to
Advance New York City. Go to
www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/index.page for full
list of drop off locations and time set up across
the borough.
-Sen. Comrie, Queens Elected Leaders, and
NYPD Hurricane Relief Drive. Drop-off locations are 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 105th,
106th, 107th, and 113th NYPD Precincts.
-Emergency Relief Drop Off Point for Puerto
Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Carribean
Islands, and Mexico. Collecting water, canned
goods, flashlights, and batteries. 100-13
Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, Mon-Fri 11 am-
7 pm, Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sun 2 pm-6 pm.
-Grand Amateur Radio Club Connects
Families to Loved Ones in Puerto Rico and
Carribean Locations. Contact station at
k2gsg@gardenschool.org.
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.
LIC Partnership 30th Annual Awards Gala
Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33 St, Nov 14.
LIC Partnership Business Breakfast on
SUpply Chain Management Long Island
City Conference Center, 41-21 27 St, LIC,
Oct 25, 8-10 am.
New York City Marathon Nov 5.
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd, Suite 309,
for more info call 718.263.0546
-StartUp! Business Plan Competition. Four
classes required:
All About Business planning & Research, Oct
7-Jan 10
Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies, Oct 7-
Jan 24

Business Operations & Management, Oct 21-
Jan 31
Developing Financial Statements, Oct 16-Jan
31
Legal Considerations For Start-Up
Businesses, Nov 2 & Jan 4
-Legal Pit Stop. Free legal advice for every
income elegible client, register for appointment online to receive location. LIC, Oct 25,
5:30-8:30 pm.
Sunnyside Community Services Annual
Celebration (RSVP at www.scsny.org or call
718.784.6173 ext. 449) Paper Factory, 37-06
36 St, LIC, Oct 30, 6:30 pm.
Vocational Rehabilitation For the disabled
& unemployed. Info at 347.510.3100, or
acces.nysed.gov
Whitestone Community Town Meeting
Immanuel Lutheran School Basement, 12-10
150 St, Whitestone, Oct 18, 7:30 pm
Whitestone Fall In-House Football League
($250) For info and to register contact whitepointyouthfootball@aol.com or John
McArdle at 347.322.0374.
Windmill Garden Halloween Festival Oct
31, 6-8 pm.

DINE, DANCE, FUNDRAISERS:

Italian Charities of America, Inc. 83-20
Queens Blvd.
-Saturday Night Dance ($12 entrance fee/$10
for members). Oct 21, 8 pm-12 am.
-Italian Language Lessons (10 lessons for
$100). Call 718-478-3100 to reserve or for
info. Specify level: beginner, intermediate, or
advanced. Saturdays through December.
Katch with DJ “Easy” Drink and Food
Specials 31-19 Newtown Ave, Astoria
-Monster Mash Halloween Party, Oct 28
-Booking holiday parties and events w/ special packages, heated outdoor garden, business parties, and can help book sport celebrity
signings.
Queens Community House Gala Queens
Museum, Blend on the Water, 45-40 Center
Blvd, LIC, Oct 25, red carpet and cocktail
reception at 6 pm, awards and dinner at 7 pm.

HEALTH:

American-Italian Cancer Foundation
Mobile, No-cost Breast Cancer Screening
Program No co-pays required and
deductibles are waived, uninsured women are
welcome.
-Queen’s Health Center, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd,
Jamaica, Oct 18, 9 am-5 pm
-The Floating Hospital, 41-40 27 St, LIC, Oct
19, 9 am-5 pm.
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.

HISTORICAL:

Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten Ave,
Bayside, call 718.352.1548
-Meet the Candidates and NY Constitutional
Convention Forum (free). Oct 19, 7:30 pm.
Queens Historical Society Kingsland
Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave, Flushing.
-Immigrant Voice Series: Rachel Wu on A
Sociohistorical Approach to Gentrification ($5
adult/$3 student/senior). Oct 23, 2:30-4:30 pm
Reading & Discussion Program from
Humanities New York on World War I
Maple Grove Cemetery, Victorian
Administration Building, 83-15 Kew Gardens
Rd, Kew Gardens, Oct 21, 10 am-11:30 am.

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily visit
www.queenslibrary.org, click on programs;
call Central Library 718.990.0700 or individual branches.
Blood Pressure Screenings Long Island City
Library, 37-44 21 St, LIC, Oct 19, 4 pm.
Choosing Entrepreneurship and Business
Planning Workshops Sunnyside Library, 43-
06 Greenpoint Ave, LIC, Oct 18, 4 pm.
Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance for You
and Your Family! Sunnyside Library, 43-06
Greenpoint Ave, LIC, Oct 20 & 27, 1 pm.
Health Chat: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Bay Terrace Library, 18-36 Bell Boulevard,
Bayside, Oct 19, 1 pm.
Health Insurance Info and Enrollment
Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, LIC, Oct
18 & 25, 1 pm; Lefferts Library, 103-34
Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, Oct 19 & 26,
12 pm.
IDNYC Card at Queens Library. All New
Yorkers are eligible. Benefits: free membership to over 35 of the city’s leading cultural
institutions, health and fitness center discounts, prescription drug discounts, and supermarket discounts at Food Bazaar. Enrollment
centers at Central, Flushing, and Long Island
City community libraries.
Queens College’s TAFT Institute “Towards
a More Perfect Union: Making Your Voice
Heard” Civics Courses (free, open to general public) Provides tools to become active
participants in local and federal government.
For more info call 718.268.7934. Forest Hills
Library, 108-19 71 Ave, starting Oct 5 over
seven weeks
Queens Memory with Wikitongues will be
recording interviews in the many native languages spoken in Queens. Woodside Library,
54-22 Skillman Ave, Woodside, Oct 24, 4-6
pm.
Tai Chi Woodside Library, 54-22 Skillman
Ave, Oct 23 & 30, 2:30 pm.
Young Adult Literacy Program (open to students 16-24, pre-register online) Prepare to
take Test of Adult Basic Education to determine eligibility for High School Equivalency,
four day classes per week begins Oct 2.

MARKETS

Queens Greenmarket: Sunnyside Skillman
Ave & 43 St, Saturdays, 8 am-3 pm. Visit
grownyc.org for info

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC)
Pre-register for ALL events. 228-06 Northern
Blvd, Douglaston
This week: Novel Nights – Half of a Yellow
Sun, Keep Calm and Practice Yoga, Fall
Countdown, Nutrition Detective, Kidz
Kitchen: Spiders and Ciders, Toddler Tales:
The Very Busy Spider, Alley ECOclub:
Harvest Hues, Little Naturalist Storytime: The
Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of
Anything
-“Alaska’s Pribilof Islands: Bucket list trip!”
by Marie Read presented by Queens County
Bird Club (free). For more info visit
qqq.qcbirdclub.org. Oct 18, 8 pm/
-Pet Care Certification Class” Pet CPR, First
Aid, & Care for Dogs & Cats ($96/person).
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Oct 19, 4-
8 pm.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Events for
more info call 718.760.6565
-Environmental Stewardship Kick-Off.
Meadow Lake Boathouse, Oct 21, 10 am-1:30
pm.
-Free Tennis Lessons for Seniors. Tennis
Courts near USTA (Meridien Road), Mondays
and Wednesdays, now through Oct 25, 10 am-
12 pm
-Circle Fence by Ai Wei Wei. Unisphere, now
through Feb 11, 2018.
-Never Built New York. Queens Museum,
open Wed-Sun, now though Feb 18, 2018.
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag check is not
provided. Open to all ages, experience levels,
walkers, strollers & dogs, all welcome!
Saturdays, 9 am.
Queens County Farm Museum Info at
718.347.3276. 73-50 Little Neck Pkway.
-Seasonal Farmstand, May 17-Nov, Weds-Fri,
11 am-3 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am-5 pm.

SCHOOLS, CLASSES:

Back to School Shopping Spree (Hosted by
Materials for the Arts) 33-00 Northern Blvd
3rd floor, Tuesdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm,
Thursdays 1:30-5 pm.

ONGOING, NEWLY ADDED

Free Compost Containers for apartment
bldgs. of at least 10 stories. 311 or
nyc.gov/organics.
Gas Appliance Amnesty by Plumbing
Foundation, NYC amnesty program to waive
civil, criminal penalties for improper gas work
or appliances in your building. Info
www.gasamnesty.nyc or call DOB customer
service at 212.393.2406.
Gov Cuomo Free App for Veterans connects
veterans & family to jobs, housing, education,
more. Info www.ny.gov/mobileapps
Raccoons in NYC For info on raccoons,
rabies, protect yr home, pets call 311 or
nyc.gov/health/rabies

NYS Comptroller’s office unclaimed funds.
Info www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf
Project Open House by Mayor assists individuals in their homes by removing small
architectural barriers. Visit
www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/open_house/application.shtml
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
Resident veterans 60 or older may attend college for a small fee. For more info 718-482-
5386
Military Mondays Veterans seeking advice
concering SSI/SSD benefits, housing concerns, child support, etc are invited to call live
answer hotline at 917.661.4500 weekdays
from 10 am-4 pm for elegibility information
and to make an appointment.
NYC Department of Buildings
Homeowners and Residents Night 120-55
Queens Blvd, Tuesdays at 4 & 7 pm
Small Biz Owners: Opportunity to Request
Your No-Cost Compliance Consultation
NYC Department of Small Business Services
offers no-cost consultations on city regulations. Advisors will not issue violations of
fines. For more info contact 718.606.1800 or
info@sunnysideshines.org
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.
NYC Department of Veterans’ Services
Satellite Office designed to enhance accessibility for veterans to services. For futher info
call 718.286.2868. Walk-ins welcome.
Queens Borough Hall SUite 222, 120-55
Queens Blvd, Tues-Thurs, 10 am-2 pm
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:

Food Scrap Collection (by Big! compost) 10
am to 1 pm. Info at grownyc.org
Dutch Kills Civic Association Street Fair 36
Ave, Oct 29.
Sunnyside Community Services
Greenpoint Avenue Festival Greenpoint Ave
btwn 44 St and 48 St, Oct 21, 10 am-6 pm.
Smiling Hogshead Ranch Harvest Festival
Davis Court btwn Pearson Pl and 49 Ave, Oct
21, 12-8 pm.

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.nyc-gov/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 ProgramTo 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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