2017-12-13 / 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 Dialogue (free). Dec 13,
7 pm.
-New Music Horizon ($10/free for members, students, seniors). Dec 15, 8 pm.
-Queens: Envisioning Habitats
Exhibition Opening Reception ($5 suggested donation/free for members, students). Dec 16, 6-8 pm.
-Queens Opera Theatre: The Gift of the
Magi ($16/$10 members, students). Dec
17 at 2 pm, Dec 18 at 7:30 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
-Night at the Museum: Artist Holiday
Party ($15). See exhibitions after-hurs,
enjoy seasonal treats by M. Wells, and
dance to DJ sets by Kindness, USHKA,
and GORGON. Dec 15, 8 pm-12 am.
-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
-Moriah Evans: Figuring. Presented at
SculptureCenter in January. Tickets
available now.
-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
-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.
-Queens Symphony Orchestra Holiday
Family Concert (reserve tickets online).
LeFrak Concert Hall, Dec 17, 3 pm.
-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.
-Applications are now open for the 2018
ArtHotel Residency offering 2 Queensbased artists a $3,000 stipend each for a
3-month period of time to work out their
traditional environment. Visit QCA website for more info. Submission deadline is
Jan 8.
-2018 ArtHotel Residency Open House.
Visit QCA website for more info. Dec
20. 11 am-1 pm at SpringHill Suites
LaGuardia, 112-15 Northern Blvd,
Corona; 1-3 pm at Paper Factory Hotel,
37-06 36 St, LIC.
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
13, 2-5 pm.
-Queens Art Intervention: Dwelling
Opening Reception and Dialogue. Dec
16, 2-4 pm.
-Julia Weist with Nestor Sire: 17.(SEPT)
[By WeistSirePC]. Dec 17, 2-5 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
-Titan Theatre Company presents “A
Christmas Carol” (tickets $18, $2 off
with promo code ITSINQUEENS16).
Through Dec 22, times vary.
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:

Chichi & Mario’s 6th Annual
Christmas Party For Friends from
Friends! Official Christmas Party with a
2 Hour Open Bar. 21 and over, valid ID
required. Free admission all night on the
guest list. Everyone must RSVP. For
table reservations text 631.772.9191.
Contribute to theme, red and white attire
recommended. Visit
www.nyceclubs.com for more info.
Tantra Lounge, 35-50 31 St, Astoria, Dec
21-22, 9 pm-4 am. Private reception
starts at 9 pm, open bar through 11 pm,
cash bar after 11 pm.
Classical Christmas with the
Queensboro Symphony Orchestra
(admission is free-will offering)
Moakyang Presbyterian Church, 12-25
Clintonville St, Whitesone, Dec 20, 8
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.
Oratorio Society of Queens Annual
Holiday Concert ($35/$30 seniors, students with ID/$10 children/$40 day of
performance tickets) Queensborough
Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave,
Bayside, Dec 17, 4 pm.
Queens Urban Orchesta “We Are
One” Concert (free) Queens Museum,
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Dec
16, 5 pm.
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.
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 Office,
35-01 202 St; Community Board 11
Office, 46-21 Little Neck Pkwy. All
donations must be received by Dec 18.
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
718.286.3000
-Reso A Grant and Capital Funding
Workshop for Parents, Educators and
Administrators, Hosted by BP Katz.
RSVP at education@queensbp.org. Dec
14, 10 am-12 pm.
Chanukah on the Park RSVP required
at www.chabadfhn.com, event is free.
Yellowstone Municipal Park, 6801
Yellowstone Blvd, Forest Hills, Dec 17, 6
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 Meeting Christ
the King High School, Cafeteria, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Dec
13, 7 pm.
Community Board 6 Meeting Kew
Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew
Gardens Rd, Suite 202, Kew Gardens,
Dec 13, 7:45 pm.
Community Board 7 Meeting Union
Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St,
Flushing, Dec 18, 7 pm.
Community District Education
Council 26 Meeting MS 17 Nathaniel
Hawthorne, 61-15 Oceania St, Dec 14, 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.

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting
Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-
37 28 St, Dec 14, 7:30 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.

-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.
-New Year’s Eve Party ($65). Full dinner
and a DJ spinning all night. Dec 31, 8
pm-2 am.
I Write for Rights with Amnesty
International Letters, envelopes,
address labels, pens, stamps, and refreshments provided with Willow Women’s
Interfaith Choir singing. All welcome.
Free Synagoge of Flushing, 41-06
Kissena Blvd, Dec 17, 1:30 pm.
Jackson Heights Winter Carolling
Stroll Snow, rain, or shine, so dress
warm! Meet in front of Cassidy’s Ale
House, corner of 31 Ave and 75 St, Dec
16, 7 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 Business Survey Tell
us what you think about the future of LIC
and you’ll be entered to win 2 round-trip
tickets, courtesy of JetBlue. Take the survey at licqns.com/survey2017. Survey is
open through Jan 31.
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
-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.
Town Hall Meeting with NYC DOT
Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31
39 St, Sunnyside, Dec 19, 6-8 pm.
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.
Van Bramer Holiday Food Drive
Needed non-perishable items: canned
meats, canned soups, canned veggies,
canned/dried fruit, infant formula, peanut
butter, dried goods. Drop off at the
District Office or your local library.
Donations will be collected until Dec 18.

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 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).
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
materials). Seats are limited, call or email
to reserve. Dec 17, 10 am-4 pm.
Queens Historical Society 143-35 37
Ave, Flushing
-Book Talk: “Playing Catch With
Strangers” with Author Bob Brody ($5
adults/$3 students, seniors/free for members). Dec 16, 2:30-4:30 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.
A Big Band Hanukkah Celebration
with Eyal Vilner and His Orchestra
18-pice jazz orchestra concert music is a
unique blend of traditional jazz and
swing music, Middle Eastern rhythms,
and Brazilian Choro. The band will perform excerpts of the “Nutcracker Suite”
as arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy
Strayhorn. Orchestra will be joined by
vocalist Brianna Thomas. Queens
Library Central, 89-11 Merrick Blvd,
Jamaica, Dec 13, 6-8 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.
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:

Bombers Youth Lacrosse Program
Boys and girls K-8 grade, high school
boys and girls, boys youth travel teams,
boys and girls youth travel teams, boys
elite high school travel teams, 1st sticks
beginner classes, and boys and girls training sessions. Sessions available year-round with experienced coaching staff,
no parent coaches. For more info visit
bomberslacrosse.com, email bomber-

slacrosseclub@aol.com, or call
917.282.8638.
ICYMI: Health Department Pop-Up
on Queens Plaza North Free, in-person
health insurance enrollment. Application
counselors can help you sign up for
health insurance and SNAP (food stamp)
assistance. Walk-ins welcome, interpretation services available. 25-05 Queens
Plaza North near Chase bank, open Mon-
Fri 9 am-4 pm.
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: Keep Calm and Practice
Yoga, Nutty Squirrels, Star Gazing
Wonders - Astronomy Night, Alley
ECOclub - Winder Wilderness Skills,
Novel Nights
-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.
-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.
-Evening Owl Prowl. Dec 16, 4-5:30 pm.
-Origami Holiday Decorations. Dec 16,
1-2 pm.
-Winter Solstice Hike. Dec 21, 1-2:30
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
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
Bombers Youth Lacrosse Program
Boys and girls K-8 grade, high school
boys and girls, boys youth travel teams,

boys and girls youth travel teams, boys
elite high school travel teams, 1st sticks
beginner classes, and boys and girls training sessions. Sessions available year-round with experienced coaching staff,
no parent coaches. For more info visit
bomberslacrosse.com, email bomberslacrosseclub@aol.com, or call
917.282.8638.
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
ICYMI: Health Department Pop-Up
on Queens Plaza North Free, in-person
health insurance enrollment. Application
counselors can help you sign up for
health insurance and SNAP (food stamp)

assistance. Walk-ins welcome, interpretation services available. 25-05 Queens
Plaza North near Chase bank, open Mon-
Fri 9 am-4 pm.
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 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/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/
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. 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

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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