2018-01-03 / 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.
-Live Drawing with Models ($16/$10 for
members, students). Jan 8, 6-9 pm.
-Monthly Jazz Jam ($10/free for members, students, musicians). Jan 10, 7-10
pm.
-NEW! Art-Makers Group ($10/$5 members, students). Jan 10, 6-9 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. Donations accepted.
-Shop on the Amazon Smile site at
amzn.to/2n0MlrX. 5% of your purchase
will be donated to the Louis Armstrong
House Museum.
-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 hors 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
-Moriah Evans: Figuring. Presented at
SculptureCenter in January. Tickets
available now.
-Cathy Wilkes Exhibition. Open through
Mar 11.
-After-Hours Viewings of James Turrell’s
Meeting! ($20), every Mon beginning
May 8.
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd, LIC
-Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston
War Relocation Center Exhibition. On
view through Jan 28.
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd
-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 ArtHotel Residency open call for
Queens-based artists. Submission deadline January 8.
-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.

-QCA 2018 Gala: Caribbean Carnival.
Purchase tickets online. Knockdown
Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth,
Feb 15, 7-10 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.
-Sable Elyse Smith: Ordinary
Violence. On view through Feb 18.
-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.
-Anna K.E.:Profound Approach and
Easy Outcome.On view through Feb
18.
-A Passion for Tiffany Lamps Thru April.
-Adopt-A-Building on the Famed
Panorama ($50-$1000) Info
718.592.9700 x 141, or dw@queensmuseum.org. Ongoing.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01
Vernon Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819,
socratessculpturepark.org
-Free Yoga In The Park Every Sat/Sun.
-Folly/Function 2018. Proposals due
Jan 8.
-The Socrates Annual Exhibition. On
view through March 11.

ARTS OTHER:

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
Second Annual Event 2018 Film submissions now open.
Thalia Hispanic Theatre 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside. For more
info call 718.728.3880.
-Theatre Wokshop: Dance and Castanets
($250). Discounts for families with more
than one child enrolled. For ages 7-13.
Classes will be Feb 24-June 2, Saturdays
from 10 am-12 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) Through Jan 6, times vary.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
718.286.3000
-Queens Borough Board. Jan 8, 5:30
pm.
-Queens Borough Cabinet. Jan 9, 9:30
am.

Community Board 5 Meeting Christ the
King High School, cafeteria, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Jan
10, 7:30 pm.
Community Education Council
District 25 Meeting 30-48 Linden Pl,
4th floor room 407, Flushing, Jan 3, 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.
Hermes Expo Exclusive networking
opportunities in NY and PA. Location
TBD, March 26.
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.
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 Community House LGBTQ+
Youth Drop-In Center Holiday Drive
Collecting holiday wish list items, gift
cards, food, clothing, and toiletries.
Drop off until Jan 13 at the following
locations: Forest Hills Community
Center, 108-25 62 Dr, Forest Hills;
Queens Center for Gay Seniors, 37-06
77 St, Jackson Heights; Generation Q,
110-01 62 Dr, Forest Hills.
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Suite 309, for more info call
718.263.0546
-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

DINE, DANCE, FUNDRAISERS:

Applebee’s Pancake Fundraiser
With Kiwanis of Bayside (tickets
$10) Tickets must be purchased in
advance and will cover breakfast. For
tickets contact Lenny Mancuso at
lennymancuso450@gmail.com or call
516.99.2569. Fundraiser will support
many local causes: children, veterans,
women, and hurricane victims. There
will be live entertainment and raffles.
213-29 26 Ave, Bayside, Jan 20, 8-10
am.
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.
NewYork-Presbyterians Queens Free
Lecture: “Management of Thyroid
Disease: Medical & Surgical Aspects”
Congregation Etz Chaim, 147-19 73 Ave,
Kew Gardens Hills, Jan 9, 7:30 pm.
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. Visit
baysidehistorical.org or call
718.352.1548 for more info.
-17th Annual Art Show Open Call to
Artists. Register online. Registration
deadline Jan 5.
-17th Annual Art Show Opening
Reception, Jan 14, 2 pm. On view
through Jan 28.

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.
Jamaica Food Entrepreneurship and
Services Training Space (FEASTS)
Apply online for free program. Now
accepting applications through January
12, 5 pm.
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 with four
day classes per week. Begins Jan 2.

ONGOING, NEWLY ADDED:

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: Alley ECOclub-Icey

Extremes
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.
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag check is
not provided. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers & dogs, all
welcome! Saturdays, 9 am.
Tree-Cycle Your Christmas Tree with
NYC Parks at MulchFest 2018 Remove
all lights, ornaments, and netting.
Christmas trees recycled into wood chips
at select NYC Parks. For drop-off and
chipper locations visit nyc.gov/parks or
call 311. Jan 6-7.
-DSNY will also conduct curbside pickups for mulching and recycling through
Jan 13.

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

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
Bayside Little League 2018
Registration The Club House, 25-32 168
St (lower level). Accepts ages 4 through
17 and also offers girls softball. For info
and registration, visit baysidelittleleague.com.
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
Grand Opening: Book Culture LIC
Court Square’s first bookstore, Book
Culture LIC, opened at 26-09 Jackson
Ave.
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.
Prepare Your Organization for a
Winter Storm Ensure your business is
prepared with “FEMA’s Prepare Your
Organization for a Winter Storm
Playbook.” The free PDF is available
online and provides tools and resources
with instructuins to help you prepare for
inclement weather.
Project Open House by Mayor assists individuals in their homes by removing
small architectural barriers. Visit
www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/open_house/ap
plication.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
apply. Open Monday to Sunday, times
vary.

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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