2017-12-06 / 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 with Saxophonist
Carol Sudhalter ($10/free for members,
students, and jamming musicians). Dec
6, 7-10 pm.
-The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
($16/$10 members and students). Dec
8, 8 pm.
-Collage Workshop ($15/$10 members
and students, ages 13 and up). Dec 9, 1
pm.
-Vado Diomande & Kotchegna Dance
Company: Interactive Arts Workshop
($7 general/$4 children/free for members with tickets to 2:15 pm show) &
Family Performance ($13 general/$10
members/$8 children/$6 member children). Dec 9, workshop at 1 pm, performance at 2:15 pm.
-Holiday Historic House Tour:
Honoring the Fight for Women’s House
($20/$15 in advance/$5 children). Dec
10, 1-5 pm.
-Holiday Market (free). Dec 10, 1-5 pm.
-Artist Presenter Dialogue (free). Dec
13, 7 pm.
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, #321,
LIC. More info at licartsopen.org
-Open Call: Exposure. Apply online.
Exhibition opens Jan 11 and runs
through Feb 1.
Louis Armstrong House Museum 34-
56 107 St, Corona
-Annual Gala: 50 Years of “What a
Wonderful World.” Premium tables on
sale now. To RSVP or for more info
email gala@louisarmstronghouse.org
or call 718.478.8275 x103. Capitale,
130 Bowery, Jan 23. Silent auction,
cocktails, and hots d’oeuvres at 6:30
pm; dinner, awards ceremony, and
musical performance by Wycliffe
Gordon & His International All Stars
beginning at 7:30 pm.
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 receive 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
-The TEN Tenors: Home for the
Holidays (tickets $30-$45). Colden
Auditorium, Dec 10, 3 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 (tickets $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.
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)
-The Four Freedoms Film Series. Dec
6 and Dec 13, 2-5 pm.
-M.A.Y.O. (Make Art Your Own).
Dec 9, 3-5 pm.
-Winter Holiday Market. Crafts,
food, art, toys, books, clothing, and
housewares by local artists and craftpeople, Queens Night Market, and
Lockwood Gift Shop. Free entertainment present. Dec 10, 11 am-4:30
pm.
-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
-“Sweet Texas Reckoning” by Traci
Godfrey for New American Voices
Reading Series. Dec 9, 8 pm.
-Steven Solomon’s “My Mother’s
Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m
Home for the Holidays” ($20-$35). Dec
9, 2 and 8 pm; Dec 10, 3 pm.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01
Vernon Blvd, LIC. Info
718.956.1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-Free Yoga In The Park Every
Sat/Sun.
-Apply for Artist Fellowships.
Proposals due Dec 18.
-Folly/Function 2018. Proposals due
Jan 8.
-The Socrates Annual Exhibition. On
view through March 11, 2018.
York College All events at Milton G.
Bassin Performing Arts Center, 94-95
Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, unless
stated otherwise.
-York College Big Band presents
“Dizzy meets Monk.” Dec 13, 7 pm.
-York College Open House, Dec 18, 6
pm.

ARTS OTHER:

Alexandra Louloudis: Dedicated to
My Culture at the Greek Cultural
Center ($10) 26-80 30 St, Astoria,
Dec 10, 6:30 pm.
Annual Christmas Concert by
Sacred Music Society of Our Lady
Queen of Martyrs (tickets $30/$10
children) For more info, call
718.268.6251. 110-06 Queens Blvd,
Forest Hills, Dec 10, 4 pm.
Green Space 37-24 24 St, LIC. More
info and ticket sales at www.greenspacestudio.org.
-Take Root presents Megan Doyle
Dance & Artists and SHIFT Dance
Collective (adv tickets $15
online/$20 cash at door/$22 credit
card at door). Dec 8-9, 8 pm.
-Fertile Ground New Works
Showcase (adv tickets $13 online/$13
cash at door/$15 cash credit card at
door). Dec 10, 7 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.
The Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St, LIC.
Visit www.secrettheatre.com or call
718.392.0722 for more info.
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess
Particular” ($10 children/$15 adults).
Alternating weekends, sched online,
2:30 pm.
-“A Charlie Brown Christmas” ($10-
$20) Dec 21-Jan 6, times vary.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

108th Community Council
Christmas Party for Children
Sunnyside Community Services,
ground floor, 43-31 13 St, Sunnyside,
Dec 16, 12-2 pm.
Addabbo MetroCard Van Outisde
Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 101-
09 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills,
Dec 11, 10 am-2 pm.
Braunstein Toy Drive and Veteran’s
Gift Drive Bring unwrapped gifts for
children (toys) or for our troops (candy,
pajamas, robes, slippers, socks,
sweaters, shaving cream, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, playing cards, and puzzles)
to the following locations:
Assemblyman Braunstein’s Office,
213-33 39 Ave, Suite 238; Dr. William
M. Duke’s Offic, 35-01 202 St;
Community Board 11 Office, 46-21
Little Neck Pkwy. All donations must
be received by Dec 18.
Community Board 2 Monthly
Meeting Sunnyside Community
Services, ground floor, 43-31 13 St,
Sunnyside, Dec 7, 6:30 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 Board 5 Monthly
Meeting Christ the King High School,
Cafeteria, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave,
Middle Village, Dec 13, 7 pm.
Community District Eduction
Council 30 Meeting PS/IS 127,
Auditorium, 98-01 25 Ave, Dec 11, 6:30
pm.
Community Education Council
District 25 Meeting 30-48 Linden
Place, 4 fl room 407, Flushing, Dec 6, 7
pm.
Community Menorah Lighting
Ceremony and Party Gantry Plaza
State Park, Center Blvd and 48 Ave,
Dec 13, 5-8:30 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.
Douglaston Village Winter Festival
Douglaston Station Plaza next to the
LIRR Station, Dec 9, 2-6 pm.
Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance
Corps Inc Fundraiser Event Panda
Express, 90-04 Metropolitan Ave,
Forest Hills. 20% of event sales will be
donated to FHVAC. Show paper of digital version of this flyer in-store or enter
promo code 240630 during checkout
online. Dec 9, 11 am-11 pm.
Greek American Homeowners
Association General Meeting 23-49

31 St, Astoria, Dec 6, 7 pm.
Hermes Expo Exclusive networking
opportunities in NY and PA. Location
TBD, March 26, 2018.
Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the children of Heartshare Human Services and
more. Bring new or gently used
unwrapped toys, books, or games suitable for children aged 12 and under to
AM Weprin’s: Fresh Meadows District
Office, 185-06 Union Tpke; Richmond
Hill District Office, 111-12 Atlantic
Ave, Suite 5. All donations must be
received by Dec 18.
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. Call
718.478.3100 for more info.
-Flea Market. Dec 9, 9 am-4 pm.
-Saturday Night Dances ($12

entrance fee/$10 for members). There
will be a live DJ, and food, coffee and
tea covered, wine and beer available
for purchase. Dec 16, 8 pm-12 am.
-Italian Language Lessons (10 lessons for $100). Call to reserve or for
info. Specify level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Saturdays
through December.
Kaufman Arts District Holiday Tree
Lighting Ceremony Ornaments provided by students from PS 166, carols
performed by singers from Astoria
Performing Arts Center. Kaufman
Astoria Studios landmark front on 35
Ave, Dec 7, 4 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.
LIC Partnership Annual Meeting
and Legislative Breakfast (free for
members/$50 for non-members) For
more info visit
l icqns.com/2017annualmeeting.
LICP Office, 27-01 Queens Plaza,
Dec 8, 8-10 am.
NYPD Recruiting Announcing the
opening of the police officer exam.
Visit NYPD website and Department
of City-Wide Administrative
Services’ website for more info.
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
-Small Business Grant Challenge.
RSVP to www.1010wins.com/smallbusiness. Adorama Live Studio: CBS
New York, 345 Hudson St, Dec 6,
4:15-6:30 pm.
-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
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.
Toy Drive Sponsored by CM
Koslowitz, AM Hevesi, and
Community Board 6 Donate
unwrapped toys for children ages 3-5.
Drop off gifts at one of these locations: Council Member Karen
Koslowitz, 118-35 Queens Blvd, 17
Fl, Forest Hills; Assemblyman
Andrew Hevesi, 7-50 Austin St, Suite
118, Forest Hills; Comunity Board 6,
104-01 Metropolitan Ave, Forest
Hills. All donations must be received
by Dec 18.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States John V. Daniels, Jr.
Post No. 2813 Meeting 47-53 43 St,
Sunnyside, Dec 9, 2 pm.
Workplace Sexual Harrassment
Hearing with NYC Commission on
Human Rights Panel of six commissioners invites you to testify at public
hearing on sexual harrassment in the
workplace. CUNY School of Law,
Dave Fields Auditorium-2nd floor, 2
Court Square W, LIC, Dec 6, 5:30 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.

HEALTH:

American-Italian Cancer Foundation
Mobile, No-cost Digital
Mammograms & Clinical Breast
Exams Screening Program No copays 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).
-Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center,
6200 Beach Dr, Arvene. Dec 7.
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:

Bayside Historical Society 208
Totten Ave, Fort Totten, Bayside. For
more info call 718.352.1548 or email
info@baysidehistorical.org.
-Around-the-World Holiday Brunch
($30 members/$35 non-members/$20
children 5-10/$10 children under 5) .
RSVP by Dec 7. Dec 10, 12-3 pm.
King Manor Association of Long
Island 90-04 161 St, Suite 704,
Jamaica.
-Clementi & Co Chamber Music
Concert ($15 general audience/10
members, seniors, and students). Get
tickets online
clementiconcert.eventbrite.com or
call 718.206.0545. Dec 8, light
refreshments at 6:30 pm, music at 7
pm.
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 materials). 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.

ONGOING, NEWLY ADDED:

World Ice Arena FMCP Aquatics
Center/Ice Rink, near Avery Ave and
131 St in Flushing Meadows Corona
Park. One of the best indoor ice rinks in
the city, bring your own skates or rent a
pair. Skating lessons available, as well
as games of ice hockey or sled hockey.
Fees apply. Open Monday to Sunday,
times vary.

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: Turkish Fare for the
Holidays, Keep Calm and Practice
Yoga, Saturday Sing-Along, APEC
Adventure Time - Quack, Tweet, Coo,
Vet Tech 201
-Queens County Bird Club Presents
“Birding in Cuba” (free). Visit
www.qcbirdclub.org for more info. Dec
13, 8 pm.
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.
-NYC Park Rangers Wildlife Walk.
Mauro Playground, Park Drive East/73
Terrace, Dec 9, 9-10:30 am.
-Toy Drive at the Zoo. Now through
Dec 31, open daily, 10 am-4:30 pm.
-Circle Fence by Ai Wei Wei.
Unisphere, now through Feb 11, 2018.
Jamaica Bay Events & Programs
Unless stated otherwise, most programs
are at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,
175-10 Cross Bay Blvd, Broad
Channel.
-Stargazing at Floyd Bennett Field
Community Gardens, Dec 8, 7:30-9:30
pm.
-Winter Bird Walk, Dec 9, 10 am-1 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.

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
Queens Interagency Council on
Aging Monthly Community Meeting:
Accessible Transportation, Current
Service Delivery, Monitoring and
Advocacy (free, open to the public)
Seating is limited and registration is
advised. Contact QICA at 718.268.5954
or fax 718.268.5942. Queens Borough
Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, room 213,
Kew Gardens, Dec 6, 9-11 am with registration and continental breakfast at 9
am and program at 9:30 am.
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.

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.
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_ invol
ved/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 assists individuals 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/eve
ntsfor 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.

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
-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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