2017-11-22 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT/ SPORTS:

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a full list of events.
-The Moth StorySLAM: Fakes! ($10, order online at themoth.org) Nov 29, doors open at 7 pm, storytelling begins at 7:30 pm.

Flux Factory 39-31 29 St, LIC
-Annual Art Auction (+Raffle!). Preview over 80 works for annual auction, bidding is now live. Partnered with The Long Island City Artists. Event will have food provided by Trough Catering, beer by Lagunitas Brewing Co, wine by TVC Wines, music, dancing, and art.

Plaxall/LICA Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave, LIC, Dec 5, VIP tour at 6 pm, event 7-10 pm.
-Flux Raffle. Set up with the auction. Win prizes such as 1 year-long family membership at the Noguchi Museum, 2 Taste of LIC Tickets, and more.

LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, #321, LIC. More info at licartsopen.org
-Fire & Clay. LIC Arts Open Gallery, 30-30 47 Rd, LIC, through Nov 30.

MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-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
-Cathy Wilkes Exhibition. Open through Mar 11, 2018.
-After-Hours Viewings of James Turrell’s Meeting! ($20), every Mon beginning May 8, 2018
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd
-K-Ci and JoJo, Ginuwine and 112 (tickets $59-$109). Colden Auditorium, Nov 24, 8 pm.
-First Acts: New Plays in Development “Laundry City” and “Building Blocks: Colorful Minds” (free). Colden Auditorium, Nov 28, 4:30 pm.
-Denim: Reconsidering the Life of Used Objects Workshop with Kat Roberts (free). Queens College Art Center, Nov 29, 1:30 pm.
-Opera Scenes concert by ACSM students (tickets $5-$10). LeFrak Concert Hall, Dec 1, 7:30 pm.
-Neha Kakkar LIVE 2017! (free) Queens College Art Center, through Dec 15.
-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) . Tickets avail now online presale code: HONEY18. Colden Auditorium, Jan 14.
Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35 Ave, Astoria
-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.
-Creative Conversations (free, RSVP online). SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, Nov 29, 6-8 pm.
-Queens Emerging Artists Business Prize Awards Ceremony. Nov 29, 6-8 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)
-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.
Queensborough Performing Arts Center 222-05 56 Ave, Bayside, call 718.631.6311 or visit www.visitqpac.org to purchase tickets and for more info.
-A Christmas Carol (tickets $29-$40). Nov 26, 3 pm.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-Free Yoga In The Park Every Sat/Sun.
-Call for proposals with Architectural League for emerging designers to design & fabricate public seating. Information session at Architectural League, 596 Broadway, Nov 28, 7 pm.

ARTS OTHER:

Astor Room 35-15 35 Ave, Astoria
-Canadian Vocalist Amy Rivard (jazz). Nov 24, 6:30-10:30 pm.
-Richard Barratta All-Star Quintet (jazz). Nov 25, 7:30-11:30 pm.
-Musician/Vocalist Reilly. Nov 26, 11:30 am-3:30 pm.
Kelly Akashi: Long Exposure SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St, LIC, through Dec 18, 11 am-6 pm.
Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Second Annual Event 2018 Film submissions now open.
“Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess Particular” ($10 Children/$15 Adults). The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St, LIC, alternating weekends, sched online, 2:30 pm.
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
This week: Awkward Stage Comedy, No Feelings Presents, QED Presents, Homespun Comedy, Sh*t You Should Know, Hashtag Comedy, QED’s Holiday Bazaar, Retro Bits, Magtag Variety Hour, Board Game Meetup

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

108th Community Council Meeting Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39 St, Ground Floor, Sunnyside, Nov 28, 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. Nov 30, 10:30 am.
Catholic Migration Service Join them and partners for their Queens tenants monthly meeting. Attorneys will be offering free legal advice at the end of the meeting. Call 347.472.3500 ext. 109 for further info. Queens of Angels Parish Center, 44-04 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Nov 29, 7 pm.
Community Board 2 Toy Drive for Needy Children Drop off donations at the CB2 office Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, through Dec 15.
Community District Education Council 26 & President Council District 26 Joint Meeting MS 74 auditorium, 61-15 Oceania St, Bayside, Nov 27, 7 pm.
Department of Sanitation Now Hiring Emergency Snow Laborers People interested in working as emergency snow laborers for the upcoming snow season should register at their local sanitation garage.
Gantry Education Fair Preschool to middle school options for families in Hunters Point & Court Square.More info and registration at gantryparentlic.org. Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave, LIC, Dec 2, 10 am-1 pm.
Hermes Expo Exclusive networking opportunities in NY and PA. Location TBD, March 26, 2018.
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.
Identity Theft Safety from NYPD Community Affairs After a data breach of Equifax, a major credit reporting agency, website has been set up to help determine if your information has been compromised: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Visit www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org for up-to-date info from the NYPD.
Italian Charities of America, Inc. 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst.
-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 Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast LICP Office, 27-01 Queens Plaza, Dec 8, 8-10 am.
Noshwalks ($57/$20 for children 6-12/free for children under 6). Visit noshwalks.com for more info. Meet in front of Rio Market, 32-15 36 Ave, Nov 26, 11 am.
NYS Senator Joe Addabbo Events for more info call 718.738.1111
-MetroCard Van. Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 101-09 Metropolitan Blvd, Forest Hills, Nov 29, 10 am-12 pm.
-MetroCard Van. Stop & Shop, 64-66 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, Nov 29, 1-3 pm.
Peralta Human & Civil Rights Task Force Call Sen. Peralta’s district office in order to join at 718.205.3881. If in need of assistance, call the Independent Democratic Conference’s toll-free emergency hotline for immigration legal services at 800.213.6385.
Queens Economic Development Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd, Suite 309, for more info call 718.263.0546
-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, Jan 4
Small Business Saturday Exclusive deals an offers available at retails. Nov 25.
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Snowflake & Tree Lighting featuring the Sunnyside Drum Corps Joe Sabba Park, 50 St and Queens Blvd, Nov 28, 6 pm.
Sunnyside Shines
-The Sunnyside Shines Holiday Passport! Money-saving holiday coupon book will be given out at the Holiday Lighting Ceremony and can be requested by calling 718.606.1800. Through Dec 31.

DINE, DANCE, FUNDRAISERS:

Katch with DJ “Easy” Drink and Food Specials 31-19 Newtown Ave, Astoria
-Thanksgiving Eve Party. Nov 22, 8 pm.
-Booking holiday parties and events w/ special packages, heated outdoor garden, business parties, and can help book sport celebrity signings.

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).
-United Methodist Church of Jackson Heights, 81-10 35 Ave, Jackson Heights, Nov 25.
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 Cemetery Victorian Administration Building, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens. For more info call 347.878.6614, visit www.friendsofmaplegrove.org, or email info@friendsofmaplegrove.org.
-Create Framed Jewelry Art Workshop ($25/$20 for members, fee includes all supplies). Seats are limited, call or email to reserve. Dec 17, 10 am-4 pm.

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.
Name the Queens Library Teen Podcast Entrants must be ages 18 and over. The winner will receive a pair of Beats Studio 2.0 Wired Over-Ear Headphones. Visit the website to enter.
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.

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: Tai Chi for Beginners (fall 5 week series)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Events for more info call 718.760.6565
-Weekly Open Run. 111 St Parking Lot, near 55 Ave, Thursdays, 7-8 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.

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

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