2017-11-22 / Community Calendar

Directory; Recurring Events


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.bobbiandthe strays.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.
Certified Home Health Aide Training 3-wk program, open house Mon & Tues, 1st 2 wks/month. Info at 718.784.6160
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
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
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.
Free Services: Immigration / Naturalization, Senior Benefits, Community Health Advocate. 93-03 Roosevelt Ave 2R, Jackson Heights; Flushing Office 133-04 39 Ave., Flushing
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 Compost Containers for apartment bldgs. of at least 10 stories. 311 or nyc.gov/organics.
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.
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.
Grace Institute (Free) Women transition back into the workforce. For training program and info www.graceinstitute.org/admissions@graceinstitute.org.
-Professional Program’s Evening Health Care Sector 8 wk programs. Info, open houses, start dates, graceinstitute.org or email admissions@graceinstitute.org
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
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.
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 Buildings Homeowners and Residents Night 120-55 Queens Blvd, Tuesdays at 4 & 7 pm
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
NYS Comptroller’s office unclaimed funds. Info www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf
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.
Project Open House by  Mayor assist sindividuals in their homes by removing small  architectural barriers. Visit www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/open_house/application.shtml
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/eventsfor 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/
Raccoons in NYC For info on raccoons, rabies, protect your home, pets call 311 or nyc.gov/health/rabies
Riders Alliance Organizing mass transit riders for affordable fares, service restoration, general improvements. www.ridersny.org., 212-590-9427
Sen. Peralta Free Legal Counsel Starting November, Sen. Peralta’s office with legal professionals for the CUNY School of Law’s Community Legal Resource Network will offer free legal counsel on immigration and housing. Partnered with the Immigrant Defense Coalition and Sen. Peralta are Asian Americans for Equality, Cattholic Charities of New York, Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americabs, CUNY/Citizenship NOW, Emerald Isle Immgrant Center, HER Justice (Manhattan), New York Immigration Coalition (Manhattan), and Queens County District Attorney Office of Immigrant Affairs.
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 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
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.
Tree Guard Program To request trees or protect extant trees. For more info, visit www.nycparkstreeguard.com
Vocational Rehabilitation For the disabled & unemployed. Info at 347.510.3100, or acces.nysed.gov
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
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
Workforce 1 Career Center, Queens
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl., Jamaica, 718.557.6755, www.nyc.gov/workforce1.

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
-NYC Resident Veterans 60 or older may attend college for a small fee. For more info 718-482-5386
-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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