2017-11-01 / 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.
-Monthly Jazz Jam ($10/free for members,
students, and jamming musicians). Nov 1, 7-
10 pm.
-NEA Jazz Masters: Celebrating 100 Years
of Dizzy and Monk ($42/$32 members/$20
students; table package $125/$100 members). Nov 3, 8 pm.
-Oasis: Photo Exhibition by Jing “Joy” Hu
($5 sugg’d donation/free for members and
students). Nov 4, 2 pm.
-Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band,
“Memories of Jazz in Queens.” Nov 17, 8
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.
-Fire & Clay. LIC Arts Open Gallery, 30-30
47 Rd, LIC, through Nov 30.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-Cathy Wilkes Exhibition. Open through 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
Queens College
-“An Octoroon” ($5-$15). Goldstein Theatre,
through Nov 5.
-New York Philharmonic Ensembles ($25-
$40). LeFrak Concert Hall, Nov 5, 3 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
-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.
-SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Program to
Create Art with Senior Population, deadline
for application Nov 15.
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)
-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
-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
-“Beach Glass” by Matthew Sheridan for
New American Voices Reading Series. Nov
4, 8 pm.
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
222-05 56 Ave, Bayside, call 718.631.6311
or visit www.visitqpac.org for more info
-The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music
of Oz Composed Harold Arlen (tickets range
$34-$40, order online or call box office).
Nov 5, 3 pm.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon
Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-Free Yoga In The Park Every Sat & Sun.

ARTS OTHER:

BOTANICAL Group Exhibition at Local
Project 11-27 44 Rd, LIC, through Nov 11.
Music Event, Nov 4, 8-11 pm; Closing
Potluck Dinner, Nov 11, 4 pm.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company: Dia
De Los Muertos (tickets range $20-$30, use
code “DDM17” for 20% off the $30 ticket).
The Town Hall, Nov 4.
Dances of the World at Thalia Spanish
Theatre ($40-$45) 41-17 Greenpoint Ave,
Sunnyside, through Nov 16.
Kelly Akashi: Long Exposure
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St, LIC,
through Dec 18, 11 am-6 pm
“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” by Moliere
(sugg’d donation $12-$15) Reservations at
718.268.7772. Saint Luke’s Church, 85
Greenway South, Forest Hills, Nov 4-12.
“Rent Control” Presented by Greek
Cultural Center Tickets at greekculturalcenter.org, for more info contact
info@greekculturalcenter.org or
718.726.7329. 26-80 30 St, B2, Astoria, Nov
3-Nov 12.
The International Partner Dance
Intensive “Warm Welcome” Multi-Dance
Weekend (adult beginners only). 16.5 hour
crash course in Ballet, Argentine Tango,
Modern, West Coast Wing, Afro-Haitian, and
Forro dance forms. Visit
www.tipdi.com/warmwelcome.html. Nov 4-
5.
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 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
This week: The Immaculate Big Bang (w/
Bill Santiago), Queerly Comedic, Frank
Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Jerry & Barry
Present

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

BP Katz All events at Queens Borough Hall
(120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call 718.286.3000
-Parent Advisory Board Meeting on
Bullying. Nov 1, 6 pm.
-New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps
Training Program [Conducted in Spanish].
Pre-registration required at
www.prepare.ny.gov. Elmcor Youth & Adult
Activities, 107-20 Northern Blvd, Corona.
Nov 2, 10 am.
-“Next New Idea to New Venture” Class.
Pre-registration rquired at
www.queensny.org/qedc/business/events.
Nov 6, 6-7 pm.
Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09 108
St, Forest Hills. For more info visit
www.cqy.org or call 718.268.5011.
-Author’s Cafe: Cultural History of Jewish
Humor w/ Prof Jeremy Dauber, author of
“Jewish Humor: A Serious History.” Forest
Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd,
Forest Hills, Nov 5, 2 pm.
-Kristallnacht to be Marked in Queens with
Talk on Holocaust Rescuer. Nov 6, 1:30 pm.
Community Board No. 2 Monthly
Meeting Sunnyside Community Services,
43-31 39 St, Ground Floor, Sunnyside, Nov
2, 6:30 pm.
Community Education Council District 25
40-48 Linden Pl, Flushing, 4th floor-room
407, Nov 1, 7 pm.
Dutch Kills Civic Association General
Meeting Nov 9.
Election Day Nov 7.
Government & Business Matchmaker
Register now at
matchmaker2017.eventbrite.com. Con
Edison Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Blvd,
LIC, Nov 3, 8 am-3 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.
Greek American Homeowners Association
23-49 31 St, Astoria, Nov 1, 7 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.
Italian Charities of America, Inc. 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst.
-Saturday Night Dance ($12 entrance fee/$10
members). Nov 4 and Nov 18, 8 pm-12 am.
-Flea Market. Nov 11, 9 am-4 pm.
-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.
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 with 350+ business, civic, and community leaders to honor Boyce Technologies
and Hour Children. Adspace, sponsership
packages available for sign up by Nov 3.
Gala will be held at Melrose Ballroom, 36-08
33 St, Nov 14.
Momo Crawl Over twenty Tibetan,
Nepalese, and South Asian restaurants will
be selling momo dumplings for $1 each near
Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights. There
will be a wooden, vintage-style trolley to
escort crawlers. Proceeds go to Students for a
Free Tibet. For more info or to purchase $10
‘Passports’ visit www.momocrawl.com.
Nov 5, 2-5 pm.
New York City Marathon Nov 5.
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd, Suite
309, for more info call 718.263.0546
-New Idea to New Venture. Nov 6, 6 pm.
-Legal Clinic. Nov 15, 5:30 pm.
-Women’s Power Networking Breakfast: Are
You Ready to Get Press Coverage? Nov 16,
8:30 am.
-Entrepreneurial Assistance Program.
Includes how to write a business plan, conduct industry and market research, marketing
and sales techniques, operations structure,
technology to automate and streamline business, legally structure your business, competitive positioning, structure financial statements, finance your business. The

Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37 St, LIC, classes through Dec 21.
-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
Town Hall with Mayor de Blasio Martin
Van Buren High School, 230-17 Hillside
Ave, Queens Village, Nov 2, 7 pm. Doors
open at 6 pm. To RSVP visit
www.nyc.gov/cd23townhall, email queenstownhall@cityhall.nyc.gov, or call
212.788.1453. RSVP by Nov 1 at 5 pm.
YMCA-LIC Toastmasters Open House
32-23 Queens Blvd, LIC, Nov 2, 12-1 pm.

DINE, DANCE, FUNDRAISERS:

Katch with DJ “Easy” Drink and Food
Specials 31-19 Newtown Ave, Astoria
-Booking holiday parties and events w/ special packages, heated outdoor garden, business parties, and can help book sport celebrity signings.
Queen of Astoria Third Annual Ice Cream
Social Party ($5 tickets available for purchase online at
qoaicecreamsocial.eventbrite.com) Tickets
include access to make your own sundae bar.
$5 Boozy floats and dessert themed cocktails
also availble. Music by Jada Lareign and
Amen the Producer. 34-27 Steinway St, Nov
3, 9 pm-1 am.

HEALTH:

American-Italian Cancer Foundation
Mobile, No-cost Digital Mammograms &
Clinical Breast Exams Screening Program
No co-pays required and deductibles are
waived. Women age 40+ w/insurance; age
50+ w/o ins., NYC residents; uninsured welcome. For info and appointment (required),
call 877.628.9090. 9 am-4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
-The Firehouse Health Center, 89-56 162 St,
Jamaica, Nov 1.
-Addabbo Health Center, 6200 Beach
Channel Dr, Arverne, Nov 2.
-Pam’s Place Women’s Shelter, 40-03 29 St,
LIC, Nov 3, 2-4:30 pm.
-York College, 94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd,
Jamaica, Nov 8, 2-4:30 pm.
American Red Cross Blood Donation
Opportunities Before Holiday Season
-New York Racing Association, 110-00
Rockaway Blvd, Ozone Park, Nov 10, 9 am-
3 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.

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:

Maple Grove Literary Sundays Reading
Series (free) RSVP at 347.878.6614.
Victorian Building at Maple Grove
Cemetery, Lefferts Blvd Gate Entrance at
Kew Gardens Rd, Nov 5, 1-2:30 pm.
Queens Historical Society 143-35 37 Ave,
Flushing
-Book Discussion: “WWI New York” by
Kevin Fitzpatrick ($5 adults/$3 students and
seniors/free for members). Nov 5, 2:30 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, through Nov 18,
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.
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.
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.
Free Creative Writing Class w/ Jill
Eisenstadt Jackson Heights Branch, 35-51
81 St, Nov 4, 2:30-4:30 pm.
Healthy Eating Holiday Edition (free).
Woodside Branch Library, 54-22 Skillman
Ave, Woodside, Nov 3, 2:30 pm.
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, Forest Hills. Starting Oct 5 over
seven weeks.
Volunteers in the Vaults (free) Queens
Memory volunteers meet to share info and
geet ideas for projects. Central Library, 89-11
Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, Nov 7, 6-8 pm.

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. Visit
www.alleypond.com to register. 228-06
Northern Blvd, Douglaston
This week: APEC’s Annual Fall Family
Pajama Party, Novel Nights, APEC
Adventure Time: Apples, Apples, Apples,
Saturday Sing-Along, Let’s Talk Turkey
Ages 3-4, Let’s Talk Turkey Ages 5-6, Vet
Tech 101, Meet the Author Story Time,
Teacher Workshop: Animal Classification.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Events
for more info call 718.760.6565
-Shocktoberfest! POSTPONED to Nov 4.
Join for music, games, crafts, and the pumpkin patch. Costumes welcome. Playground
for All Children, near 111 St, Nov 4, 12-3
pm.
-Arts in the Parks: Uniqlo Park Expressions.
Grant applications for NYC Parks’ 2018
summer season for artists accepted now
through Nov 17.
-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.
-Weekly Open Run. 111 St Parking Lot, near
55 Ave, Thursdays, 7-8 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.
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.
-Wildlife Weekend ($9 all ages). Nov 4, 5,
11, and 12, 11 am-4 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 your 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.
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 (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
Vocational Rehabilitation For the disabled
& unemployed. Info at 347.510.3100, or
acces.nysed.gov
Whitepoint Cheer Squad Spring and Fall
Cheer Program For details & registration
visit whitepointyouthfootball.com.
Whitestone Fall In-House Football League
($250) For info and to register contact whitepointyouthfootball@aol.com or John
McArdle at 347.322.0374.
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

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/c
ert.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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